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MSNBC and the Oklahoma beheading: What could go wrong?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:30am
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A panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC program discussed the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma by Alton Nolen, a convert to Islam as to whom a picture of Jihadist sympathy is emerging.

Perry insists that this was an act of workplace violence and treats the beheading as a passing detail.

At times, they...

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Arab Bank Found Liable For Supporting Hamas Terror

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:15pm
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Yesterday a jury in a federal court in New  York found the Arab Bank – the largest lender in Jordan - liable for “knowingly supporting terrorism efforts connected to two dozen attacks in the Middle East.”

The New York Times reports:

Arab Bank, a major Middle Eastern bank with $46 billion in assets, was accused...

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Appearance of Impropriety: U.S. Middle East Diplomat and Qatar’s Money

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:10pm
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The New York Times earlier this month published an expose of how foreign money influenced think tanks. One of the subjects of the article was the Brookings Institution, its vice president Indyk and $14.8 million grant that the government...

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UN Peacekeepers in Syria Escape to Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:00pm
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The United Nations announced yesterday that it was withdrawing all of its United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers out of Syria due to “[t]he situation in UNDOF on the Syrian side and the area of separation has deteriorated severely over the last several days.”

Armed groups have made advances in the...

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Why is the Brendan Tevlin murder so underreported?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00am
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On June 25, 2014, 19 year-old Brendan Tevlin hopped into his car to return home after spending the evening at a friend’s house. Minutes later, Ali Muhammad Brown approached the vehicle as it was stopped at a red light and fired ten rounds into the car, killing Brendan.

Originally, the teen’s...

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Paying ransom: the families versus the government

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:50am
ISIS ransom request hostage

The families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff have complained that the Obama administration threatened to prosecute them if they tried to ransom their loved ones. It is completely understandable why the families would be upset about this: how could any family fail to do anything possible to save their...

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9/11 and the importance of loved ones, by Mandy Nagy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
http://mikelamonica.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/ten-years-later-can-you-still-hear-the-beeping/

Last year on September 11 Mandy had a wonderful and moving post. Thanks to David for reminding me of it.

Here is the post, excerpted, click on the link for the full original post:

Remembering September 11th and the importance of loved ones and endurance

Posted by   Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 9:30am

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Member of Hamas’ Leadership Implicated in Kidnapping

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:07pm
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Long time Palestinian affairs reporter Avi Issacharoff yesterday reported that the plot that led to the kidnapping and killing of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel was done with the foreknowledge of Hamas’s leadership. Issacharoff’s report further buttresses Israel’s long held claim that Hamas was responsible for the kidnappings and...

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9/11 +13

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:30am
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For my thoughts, see my post in 2012, 9/11/01 and Memory.

This audio still is what I remember the most.

It was Melissa Harrington Hughes:

The message was for her husband:

Melissa Harrington Hughes, Floor 101

Melissa, 31, was only in New York for one day to oversee her software firm’s merger.

She made a tearful...

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Will civilization decide to fight the enemies of civilization?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:27pm
Americans in ISIS

Lee Harris’s book Civilization and its Enemies: The Next Stage of History first came out in 2004. 2004 seems like a long time ago. And in a sense it is: ten years. But Harris’s book has only grown more topical every day.

That’s unfortunate, because it’s not a book that offers a...

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How Hamas’ Casualty Figures Became News

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
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Central to the charge that Israel’s conduct warrants an investigation by an “independent” commission to investigate whether it committed war crimes is the premise that Israel, in defending itself against rockets launched by Hamas into its territory, caused a disproportionate number of civilian deaths.

Since a commission appointed by the anti-Israel United...

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Virulently anti-Israel George Galloway attacked

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:51am
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A 39 year old man was arrested for beating up notorious anti-Israel MP George Galloway yesterday.

The Guardian reports:

The Bradford West MP was released from hospital on Saturday morning having suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial bruising. Neil Masterson, 39, has been accused of shouting about the...

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Why call those who fight for ISIS “Americans”?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:25am
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It’s really just common sense: “Americans” who leave this country to fight for ISIS, or any other country or entity or group who is our enemy, should no longer be referred to as “Americans” by the press.

I know; fat chance.

Also, the laws governing the involuntary revocation of citizenship should...

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Britain raises terror threat level to “highly likely”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 12:41pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11063882/Terror-attack-on-UK-highly-likely-as-threat-level-raised.html

Britain, home to many of the Jihadists fighting for ISIS, including the likely beheader of James Foley, has just raised its terror threat level.

The Telegraph reports, Terror attack on UK ‘highly likely’ as threat level raised:

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its second highest meaning an attack on...

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American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:09pm
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ISIS has released a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley, who had been missing for almost two years. The video, which also threatens to do the same to a man identified as American journalist Steven Sotloff, will not be linked to on this blog.

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How the media abetted Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:46am
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Yesterday the Washington Institute for Near East published Six Ways Hamas Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza by Jeffrey White. All of White’s suggestions involve separating the combatants from civilians, but as White acknowledges, “… there is little chance the group will implement any of these measures.” And why would...

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Another biased anti-Israel U.N. investigative committee formed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:44am
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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has decided that Israel’s self-defense needs to be investigated. (Note in the UN”s announcement the words “Hamas” and “rockets” are nowhere to be found.) After Operation Cast Lead the UNHRC picked a panel of four individuals, all of whom had prejudged Israel’s guilt. The...

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