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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Top 10 American Schools Supporting Terrorists

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2016, 09:41 AM

In alphabetical order, as noted at Frontpagemag:

1. Brooklyn College (CUNY)

2. San Diego State University

3. San Francisco State University 

4. Tufts University 

5.  University of California Berkeley

6.  University of California Irvine

7.  University of California Los Angeles

8.  University of Chicago

9.  University of Tennessee Knoxville

10. Vassar College

Read more.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

After NYC Explosions: Muslim Mayor of London -- Attacks Are "Part and Parcel of Living in a Great Global City"

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2016, 10:29 AM

According to the UK Evening Standard, London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan said after the NYC bombings: "Part and parcel of living in a great global city is you've got to be prepared for these things."

We're all for being prepared. But let's be clear, Mr. Mayor: Surrendering to an inhumane status quo of terror, Islamic or otherwise, is not an option. Not for London, not for New York City, not for anywhere.

No civilzed town or city or shopping mall should ever accept that terror is "part and parcel" of their lives. Such "acceptance" sounds a little too much like "surrender."

Here's a better idea. What Islamic terrorists should know and accept, and what the Muslim mayor of London should know and accept, is that evil can never be mainstreamed as the "new normal."

That evil might be wrapped up in religion, it might be wrapped up in secularism, it might be wrapped up in "tolerance," "equality," and "diversity." It could even be wrapped up in victimhood. No matter. The naked evil underneath it all is to be exposed and defeated for the ugliness and inhumanity for which it stands.     

Love of neighbor realizes that part and parcel of being human is asking questions, taking names, and overcoming evil with good. Next time you vote for mayor, London, hire a bloke or blokette who counsels victory, not surrender.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Shocked, But Not Surprised: Islamic Terror in Jihadiapolis, Minnesota

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2016, 09:50 AM

In an article titled "Jihad Strikes in Minnesota, Right in the Heart of Refugee Country," Daniel Horowitz writes at CR:

Just this weekend, there was a bombing in Manhattan that injured 29 people, an explosion in Seaside, New Jersey, and a stabbing in St. Cloud, Minnesota that injured nine.

While the details concerning the first two events are still murky, the attack in Minnesota was clearly an act of jihad.

Which raises the obvious question: Why does our federal government continue to seed Minnesota with more refugees from the Middle East before getting a handle on the existing problems of assimilation and radicalization?

"Since 1993, we've admitted roughly 115,000 Somali immigrants nationwide -- mostly through the refugee program -- at an average clip of 10,000 a year," Horowitz continues. "Almost 100 percent of them are Muslim."

Minnesota today is "home to at least 30,000 Somalis," which leads Horowitz to note: "Given the threat of individual jihad cultivated by radicalized communities within our country, it simply defies logic that we would continue admitting Somali refugees 25 years later and flooding areas like St. Cloud with more refugees than they can absorb and assimilate."

Horowitz concludes with a challenge: "For Congress to give Obama a blank-check budget bill this week without addressing the security problems with refugees would represent the most appalling dereliction of duty."

Obama, Congress, and the people of Minnesota -- and, really, any person concerned about importing terror into America -- would do well to heed these words of warning against self-inflicted pain and suffering: "Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?" (Proverbs 6:27,28).

Read the entire column by Daniel Horowitz here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Terror-Weary Germans Turn Against Merkel

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2016, 08:51 AM

Don Snyder reports at Fox News:

Five violent terror-related attacks in a two-week span are prompting Germans to turn on longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has continued to embrace a liberal refugee policy some say has compromised safety.

Although Germany has so far been spared the kind of atrocities that shook Brussels, Paris and Nice in the last year, there have been 15 deaths and dozens injured in attacks in Germany since July 18.

Two of the attacks have been linked to ISIS, and many suspect the others bore hallmarks of terrorism.

"Politicians from both the left and the right have assailed the once-enormously popular chancellor’s plan to integrate more than a million refugees from war zones in the Middle East and Afghanistan," Snyder reports.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Muslim Privilege Killed 49 People in Orlando

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2016, 09:08 AM

Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag:

There is a direct line between Omar's Muslim privilege and the Pulse massacre.

Omar Mateen's Muslim privilege protected him from consequences. While the media studiously paints the image of a beleaguered population of American Muslims suffering the stigma of constant suspicion, Omar's Muslim background actually served as a shield and excused behavior that would have been unacceptable for anyone else.

Omar Mateen's Muslim privilege shielded him until he was actually murdering non-Muslims.

And Omar's case is not unique. The Fort Hood killer, Nidal Hasan, handed out business cards announcing that he was a Jihadist. He delivered a presentation justifying suicide bombings, but no action was taken.

Like Omar, the FBI was aware of Hasan. It knew that he was talking to Al Qaeda bigwig Anwar Al-Awlaki, yet nothing was done. Instead of worrying about his future victims, the FBI was concerned that investigating him and interviewing him would "harm Hasan's career."

And we might note, Mr. Obama, that "Omar wasn’t radicalized by the 'internet'," Greenfield continues.

Rather, "he got his ideas from Islamic clerics who got their ideas from Islam. He was 'radicalized' by the holiest texts of Islam. Just like every other Muslim terrorist. His actions weren't "senseless" or "nihilistic," he was acting out the Muslim privilege of a bigoted ideology."

Read more.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Imam "Facetiously" Tells Fox News Host "Some Journalists Need to Be Beheaded"

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2016, 09:28 AM

Tre Goins-Phillips reports at The Blaze:

Imam Abu Taubah, whose real name is Marcus Robertson, believes "some journalists need to be beheaded," a bold statement he insisted was said "facetiously."

Speaking Tuesday with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren about the deadly Orlando terrorist attack, which he condemned, Taubah suggested the fact that radical Islamists behead American reporters, like James Foley, is not the U.S.'s business.

"I believe some journalists need to be beheaded," he said, "but I wouldn’t have done that."

"Don’t we have our own problems here?" he asked. "Is it our business?"

"He told Van Susteren he does not believe the U.S. should do anything about the fact that radicals in the Middle East are beheading people, to include Americans," the Blaze reports.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Flashback: ISIS Leader to USA: "Soon We Will Be in Direct Confrontation"

By Rick Pearcey • June 13, 2016, 10:46 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group's intention to march on Baghdad and move into "direct confrontation" with the United States.

"Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day," Baghdadi said.

Read more.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Iran's "Moderate" Foreign Minister Laments "Martyrdom" of Top Hezbollah Terrorist

By Rick Pearcey • May 16, 2016, 09:16 AM

Patrick Goodenough reports at CNSNews.com:

Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister hailed by engagement advocates as personifying a supposed "moderate" element in Tehran, has expressed his condolences over the death of a top Hezbollah terrorist linked to the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut and the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Haririi.

"Zarif sent a weekend message to Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah, expressing sorrow at the death of Mustafa Badreddine, saying his "martyrdom" would further strengthen "resistance" forces against the Zionist enemy and terrorism, according to Hezbollah and Iranian state media accounts," Goodenough writes.

"Zarif, who has met with Secretary of State John Kerry on numerous occasions during and since marathon negotiations on a nuclear deal, described the dead terrorist as 'all passion and devotion' in defending the ideals of Islam and the Lebanese people," according to Goodenough.

Monday, December 7, 2015

At Least 72 Homeland Employees on Terrorist Watch List

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2015, 09:08 AM

Adam Kredo reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also "were on the terrorist watch list."

"Lynch said he has 'very low confidence' in DHS based on its many failures over the years. For this reason, he voted in favor of recent legislation that will tighten the vetting process for any Syrian refugees applying for asylum in the United States," the Free Beacon reports.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Obama's CIA Director Cites "Impact of Climate Change" as a Deeper Cause of Global Instability

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2015, 09:48 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Speaking [yesterday] at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said that CIA analysts see "climate change" as a "deeper cause" of the instability seen in places like Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen and Libya.

I'm not so sure about "climate change." But we might want to look at brainfreeze.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cruz Defends Huckabee Against Barack Obama and Jeb Bush on Iran Nuke Deal

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2015, 11:45 AM

Todd Starnes reports at FoxNews.com:

President Obama and Jeb Bush have drawn the ire of Sen. Ted Cruz after they attacked Gov. Mike Huckabee for his comments about the Iran nuclear deal. 

Huckabee said the president's Iran policy would "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

"The president bristled at what he called a 'ridiculous' comment," Starnes writes. "The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we've seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad," Obama said, according to Starnes.

Obama also expressed his displeasure with Sen. Ted Cruz. "We've had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We've had a sitting senator, who also happens to be running for president, suggest that I'm the leading state sponsor of terrorism. These are leaders in the Republican Party."

Cruz stood his ground and "rebuffed the president's slap," saying it was "particularly sad today that President Obama chose to engage in gutter politics -- attacking Mike Huckabee by name, attacking me -- both of us for standing up against this catastrophic deal -- rather than defending [his position on] the merits," Starnes reports.

"Cruz told me he 'emphatically' stands by Huckabee and his comments," Starnes writes.

Huckabee "is exactly right to highlight the threat that the Obama nuclear deal poses to the nation of Israel. It is a sad day when the president of the United States cannot or will not see this truth," Cruz said, according to Starnes.

In addition to Obama, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush also "lashed out at Huckabee's assessment of the Obama Administration's deal with Iran -- calling it 'just wrong'," Starnes writes.

"'I think we need to tone down the rhetoric, for sure,' Bush said at a campaign stop in Florida," according to Starnes. "The use of that kind of language is just wrong," Bush is quoted as saying.

Bush said, "This is not the way we're going to win elections, and that's not how we're going to solve problems," Starnes reports.

"Cruz took exception to Bush's attack on the former Arkansas governor," Starnes reports. This is "not a question of rhetoric," Cruz countered, according to Starnes. "It's a question of speaking the truth."

Far better, in Cruz's estimation, to "direct your fire to the real threats facing America -- including the threat of an Iran-led by radical theocratic zealots who chant 'Death to America' and 'Death to Israel'," Cruz advised Bush, according to Starnes.

In a related development, Cruz has invited Obama to "debate the substance of the Iran deal . . . at any time and any place" of Obama's choosing. Perhaps Jeb Bush could help Obama prepare for such a debate.

"Let's do it in front of the American people any time in the next 60 days," Cruz said (see video).

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CNN Says "Religion" Had Bad Week After Slew of Islamic Killings

By Rick Pearcey • February 18, 2015, 10:18 AM

"CNN’s religion editor dubbed last week 'religion's week from hell'," John Sexton writes at Breitbart. "Religion in this case is just a weasel word being used in place of another word which would be accurate: Islam."

Muslims to Hold "Stand With the Prophet" Conference in Metro Dallas

Rev. Franklin Graham: "Is Islam Really a Religion of Peace?"

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ISIS: We Will Cut Off Obama's Head, Turn U.S. Into Caliphate

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2015, 11:11 AM

Drew MacKenzie reports at Newsmax:

In a sickening new video from the Islamic State (ISIS), the terror group has vowed to cut off President Barack Obama's head and turn the United States into a Muslim caliphate.

A black-clad extremist, with his face covered, is shown railing against America before beheading a captured Kurdish soldier kneeling in front of him.

Moments before carrying out the execution, the ISIS fighter warned, "Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province."

"The video was revealed on The Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project (Memri TV), which translated it from Arabic and posted the footage on its website," MacKenzie reports.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's the Greater Threat: ISIS Beheadings or Climate Change?

By Rick Pearcey • January 27, 2015, 08:30 AM

Anugrah Kumar reports at Christian Post:

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took on President Obama's plans to fight climate change, saying that beheadings by the terror group ISIS is a "greater threat to an American than a sunburn."

"When he [President Obama] said the greatest threat this nation faces . . . I waited . . . and then he said . . . 'It's climate change,'" Huckabee, the potential 2016 presidential candidate, said at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

"Not to diminish anything about the climate at all," Huckabee is quoted as saying, "but Mr. President, I believe that most of us would think that a beheading is a far greater threat to an American than a sunburn. I wish he understood that we have a real enemy . . . Islamic jihadism."

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Muslims to Hold "Stand With the Prophet" Conference in Metro Dallas

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2015, 10:54 AM

Adam Kredo reports at Free Beacon.com:

Muslim leaders from across America will gather in Texas this weekend to hold the annual Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect conference, a weekend forum that is being billed as a "movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message," according to event information.

The Saturday event, which seeks to combat "Islamophobes in America" who have turned the Islamic Prophet Muhammad "into an object of hate," according to organizers, comes just a week after radicalized Islamists in France killed 17 people.

The victims died in events that began with the shooting attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo for its satirical cartoons that skewered the prophet.

"'Organizers of the event place the blame for Islam’s bad reputation on the media and so-called American Islamophobes who have "invested at least $160 million dollars to attack our Prophet and Islam,' according to the conference web page," Free Beacon reports.

Among the keynote speakers will be "Georgetown University professor John Esposito, founding director of the school’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, which has come under fire for, among other things, hosting 9/11 Truthers and a member of Egypt’s Nazi Party," according to the Free Beacon.

"Also scheduled to attend the forum is controversial New York-based Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who was an 'unindicted co-conspirator' in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings trial. Wahhaj has called the FBI and CIA the “real terrorists” and expressed a desire for all Americans to become Muslim, according to the New York Post," Free Beacon reports.

 "I think I'll pass," states Rick Moran, blog editor at American Thinker.

"When 'defaming the prophet' can mean just about anything," Muslims are "going to be very busy getting outraged over 'Islamaphobes' who make jokes about Mohammed, or put his image on a toilet seat, or perhaps simply speak about him without the reverence and worship of some Muslims," Moran states. "For any of those transgressions, you can lose your head."

Conference speakers "may condemn ISIS but what will be said about the Paris terrorist attacks?," Moran asks. "Given the tone of the conference, it wouldn't surprise me if the terrorists weren't excused of their murders and perhaps justify their actions with weasel words about Islam being a 'religion of peace.'

"It's become SOP for these 'good Muslims' to dance around the terrorist question and not face the fact that many in their midst turn their outrage at insults to the prophet into murderous intent," Moran concludes.

The conference "is being backed by several Muslim groups, including SoundVision, an Illinois-based website that provides advice and products to Muslims; RadioIslam, an AM radio station based in Chicago; and MuslimFest," Free Beacon reports.

The event will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, which is located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area.

Curiously, the event is not called "Stand with the Prophet" on the Curtis Culwell Center website. You will only find the words "Sound Vision Foundation, Inc." If you didn't know better, you might think it's a conference for eye doctors.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chicago Prof Defends Paris Terror, Blames "Hate Speech"

By Rick Pearcey • January 8, 2015, 10:20 AM

Kaitlyn Schallhorn reports at Campus Reform:

Twelve people were left dead after two gunmen shot several staff members of Charlie Hebdo, a French magazine, but according to a humanities professor, the attack was warranted as the journalists belonged to "a newspaper devoted to hate speech."

Adam Kotsko, an assistant professor at Shimer College, a private liberal arts school in Chicago, tweeted that the terrorist attack was not surprising due to the magazine's satirical and oftentimes controversial content.

"It's no more surprising that someone would attack a newspaper devoted to hate speech than someone would beat up Westboro pastors," Kotsko said in a tweet which has since been deleted.

The professor later apologized on Twitter, "saying he chose 'the wrong example to make a general point'," according to Campus Reform.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

ISIS Chief Executioner Found Beheaded

By Rick Pearcey • January 6, 2015, 10:37 AM

"In a grotesque twist of the saying 'live by the sword, die by the sword,' an Islamic State executioner in Syria who carried out beheadings for the jihadist group has been found with his head cut off," Gianluca Mezzofiore writes at IBTimes

"The body of the Egyptian man, known to be the deputy emir of the feared al-Hesbah (or Hisbah) force in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, was recovered near a power plant in al-Mayadeen city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights," Mezzofiore states.

"The corpse showed signs of torture and carried the message 'This is evil, you Sheikh' written on it. The severed head also had a cigarette in its mouth. It is unclear who carried out the decapitation but the message was obvious," according to Mezzofiore.

"Islamic State's (formerly known as Isis) ban on cigarettes is one of its signature polices," Mezzofiore explains. "It has imposed a strict set of Sharia laws barring the use of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes in the territories it has conquered across a swathe of Iraq and Syria."

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jihad in an Australian Chocolate Shop

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2014, 07:28 AM

Robert Spencer writes at Frontpagemag.com:

The details are still sketchy, but this is what is apparently confirmed as of this writing (8PM EST Sunday night): As many as 50 people have been taken hostage in the Lindt Chocolat Café in Sydney, Australia’s central pedestrian mall, Martin Place. Some of the hostages have been forced at gunpoint to hold up the black flag of Islamic jihad against a window of the café. . . .

This is an unprecedented event in the West. There have been jihad attacks, and hostage situations, but this is the first jihadist hostage event in a Western country since the Islamic State issued this threat in a September video: "We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted. This is His promise to us; He is glorified and He does not fail in His promise. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market."

Spencer concludes: "As Australians, and in due course Americans and Britons and Canadians, grow accustomed to the new possibility that a stop for a cup of coffee could result in one’s head being separated from one’s body, the time for this politically correct unreality about the jihad threat is over. Realism about the nature and magnitude of the threat is long overdue. The patrons inside the Lindt Chocolat Café, now hostages, deserve nothing less, as do the rest of the citizens of the embattled and besieged West.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Islam Comes to the National Cathedral

By Rick Pearcey • November 14, 2014, 10:12 AM

Diana West takes a look at the "National Cathedral's decision to host Friday Islamic prayers" today:

The service is the brainchild of the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, the Episcopal cathedral's director of liturgy, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, a Muslim, who is delivering the sermon.

Invitation-only guests include Masjid Muhammad of The Nation's Mosque, representatives of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

"That's some roster if playing 'Spot the Muslim Brotherhood Front' is a hobby," West observes.

"The Episcopal Church blindly, blithely thinks the cathedral's Islamic service 'demonstrates an appreciation of one another's prayer tradition.'

"In fact, it is against Islamic law for Muslims to hold Christianity or Judaism in the same regard the Episcopal Church is now showing Islam," West writes."Indeed, Islamic law 'abrogates' (cancels) Christianity and Judaism as 'previously revealed religions (that) were valid in their own eras,' but are no longer -- not after the advent of Islam in the 7th century."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christian Extermination in the Middle East

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2014, 08:33 AM

Raymond Ibrahim writes at Frontpage: 

Among other things, a Christian church that had stood on the ground of Iraq for 1,800 years -- a church that was erected less than 200 year after Christ -- was reportedly torched by the Islamic State, according to numerous news agencies, including Al Arabiya.

Islamic State jihadis also stormed and took over an ancient monastery in northern Iraq and expelled its few monks, telling them "You have no place here anymore, you have to leave immediately." The monks plead to be allowed to save some of the monastery’s ancient relics but the jihadis refused and ordered them to walk many miles along a deserted road with nothing but their clothes. (St. Behnam monastery had stood since the fourth century and was one of Iraq’s best-known Christian landmarks.  It was built by an Assyrian king as a penance for executing his children Behnam and Sarah for converting to Christianity.)

Go here to read the rest of Ibrahim's July 2014 report on persecution that spans "different ethnicities, languages, and locales -- from Morocco in the West, to Indonesia in the East."

Ibrahim concludes: "It should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam -- whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it."

Friday, October 24, 2014

Report: NYC Hatchet Suspect Posts Talk About "War" Against U.S.

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2014, 11:16 AM

At Breitbart: 

Fox News Channel anchor Trace Gallagher read Facebook posts that a man suspected of attacking NYPD officers on Thursday had Facebook posts that referenced "guerilla warfare," "war," and attacking the United States' "weak flanks" on Thursday.

Also, the New York Police Department "is reportedly investigating whether Islamic extremism played a role in Thursday's hatchet attack on city cops," according to Fox News.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rev. Franklin Graham: "Is Islam Really a Religion of Peace?"

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2014, 10:11 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,  has sometimes criticized Islam, and in a recent Facebook post questioned whether Islam is "really a religion of peace" noting that the Islamic State, in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, defends slavery and the use of women as sex slaves "as a firmly established aspect of the Shariah."

Monday, October 20, 2014

Paris Opera Expels Veiled Woman During Performance

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2014, 11:10 AM

AFP reports:

France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theatres after the Paris Opera ejected a woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday.

The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille, Jean-Philippe Thiellay told AFP, confirming a media report.

"France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine," AFP reports.

"The spectator and her companion -- tourists from the Gulf, according to MetroNews -- were asked to leave by an inspector during the interval," the AFP report continues.

"He told her that in France there is a ban of this nature, asked her to either uncover her face or leave the room. The man asked the woman to get up, they left," Thiellay is quoted as saying.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Outlaw Bikers Fighting ISIS in Iraq

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2014, 11:34 AM

Bob Fredericks writes at the NYPost:

Outlaw Dutch bikers have joined forces with Kurdish fighters battling ISIS fanatics in Iraq -- and authorities in the Netherlands say that’s just fine with them. . . .

A photo on a Dutch-Kurdish Twitter account showed one of the men -- heavily tattooed Dutchman named Ron -- clad in military garb, holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle and flashing the "victory" sign as he sits with a Kurdish comrade in a fortified bunker.

"'Dutch bikers strapping it with the Kurds has made my day,' posted one Twitter user called modn world from West London," Fredericks writes.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Muslim Beheader (Who Has Nothing to Do With Islam) Demands Muslim Lawyer

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2014, 10:03 AM

This is "bad news for the Islamopologists," Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com.

"The system can’t afford to let" accused Islamic beheader Alton Nolen "succeed because it puts the lie to the Religion of Peace," Greenfield notes.

For "once Nolen is out there claiming that he's fighting the good Jihad in the land of the sword, the Islampologists are going to have a much tougher time explaining it away."

Greenfield predicts: No Muslim lawyer for Nolen.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Obama Skipping Nearly 60% of His Daily Intelligence Briefings

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2014, 09:53 AM

Wynton Hall reports at Breitbart.com:

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

"I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria," Obama is quoted as saying.

"According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were 'flabbergasted' by Obama’s attempt to shift blame," Breitbart reports.

"Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bulls-------," a former senior Pentagon official 'who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq' told the Daily Beast," according to Breitbart.com.

Monday, September 29, 2014

British Housewife-Turned Terrorist Training Female Suicide Bombers for ISIS

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2014, 08:57 AM

Bruce Golding reports at the NYPost:

A British housewife-turned terrorist known as the "White Widow" is training an all-woman army of suicide bombers for ISIS, it was reported Sunday.

Samantha Lewthwaite, whose husband blew himself up in the 2005 London bombings, joined ISIS this year and is now one of its most influential female members -- dubbed the "Special One" or the "Important Woman," Britain's Daily Star reports.

"Her most powerful weapon is her use of propaganda. She may well be orchestrating the videos we have been seeing emerge from [ISIS] in the last few weeks," an intelligence source is quoted as telling the Daily Star.

"Lewthwaite, 30, has been the world’s most-wanted woman since Interpol issued a "red notice" for her arrest following last year’s deadly terror attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya," according to the NYPost.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Brits Arrest Radical Muslim Preacher

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2014, 09:01 AM

The U.K. Telegraph reports.

Radical Muslim preacher [Anjem Choudary] was arrested by police this morning, after claiming Britain will "never defeat Islamic State by bombs from the air" and that further military strikes would be a "rallying call" for Muslims.

Choudary, "the radical preacher arrested by Scotland Yard officers as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism, sent a series of Tweets shortly before his detention claiming that airstrikes on Islamic State were a "war on Islam," the Telegraph reports. "The extremist was one of nine men arrested this morning by the Metropolitan Police as part of a major Islamist terrorism investigation."

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson: Ebola Virus Could Be Used for Bioterrorism

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2014, 09:46 AM

"Dr. Ben Carson says he fears Ebola could be used for biological terrorism," Greg Richter reports at Newsmax.

"That's one reason he has said the two medical missionaries who contracted the virus in Africa should have stayed there for treatment until they were no longer contagious, he said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," according to Newsmax

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Is Thinking Now Obsolete?

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2014, 08:58 AM

Citing examples from Israel vs. Hamas, Drudge vs. Geraldo, and the minimum wage vs. higher employment, Thomas Sowell observes: "Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era."

Monday, July 7, 2014

Why Presbyterians Took Up the "Palestinian Cause"

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2014, 07:43 AM

David Paulin writes at Frongpagemag:

What has happened to America’s Presbyterians? Leaders of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined ranks with the radical left in recent years. They vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause.

Now, these leftist elites are savoring an important victory, having pushed through a resolution to divest from U.S. companies operating in Israel: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard. The contentious vote in the church’s general assembly passed by a narrow 310-to-303, and was a long-time goal of leftist Presbyterians, who since 2006 had submitted four divestiture resolutions that failed to muster sufficient votes.

Presbyterian Church Votes "No" on Protecting Babies Born Alive During Botched Abortions 
Iran and David Duke Salute Presbyterian Church USA

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kerry Calls Concerns That Freed Taliban Will Return to Terror "Baloney"

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2014, 10:50 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called concerns that some of the recently-freed Taliban leaders could resume their violent anti-U.S. campaign "a lot of baloney," but an intelligence assessment touted by his department just days ago shows that three in ten former Guantanamo Bay detainees are either known or suspected to have returned to "terrorist activities."

"I just think that’s a lot of baloney, to be truthful with you," he told CNN’s "State of the Union," when he was asked about concerns that the five senior Taliban figures freed and flown to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to the fight and kill Americans again.

"And to whatever degree it may be true, they will wind up putting themselves at the mercy of those people who are very effective, who are there [in Afghanistan], who will deal with those matters."

Egypt Opposition Slaps Kerry: "We Reject Washington's Imposition" of Brotherhood

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton Wouldn't Label Islamist Kidnappers Terrorists

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2014, 12:01 PM

At Newsmax:

The State Department under former Secretary Hillary Clinton repeatedly declined to add to its official list of foreign terrorists an al-Qaida-linked militant Islamist group which kidnapped 200 girls last month and another eight girls this week from a village in northeastern Nigeria.

After Boko Haram bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja in 2011, Clinton fought for almost two years against designating the group as a terrorist organization, despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and more than a dozen senators and congressmen, The Daily Beast reported.

Sex Slavery Horror in Nigeria: "I Abducted Your Girls. I Will Sell Them on the Market, by Allah" 
Report: Kidnapped Girls "Sold as Wives to Islamist Fighters"
Muslim Cleric Urges Needy Women to Become Sex Slaves

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jefferson, Madison Went to Church Inside U.S. Capitol

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2014, 11:31 AM

Garth Kant writes at WND:

Most Americans probably would be stunned to learn that, in fact, the Capitol was actually turned into a church, once a week, for decades.

A flagrant violation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause and the concept of the separation of church and state?

Not according to the man who coined the phrase.

Or the man who wrote most of the Constitution.

"Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison both attended non-denominational Christian worship services inside the very chamber where Congress met from 1807 to 1857, now called Statuary Hall," Kant explains.

"Not only were church services held within the House on Sundays, but, for generations, the Capitol was transformed weekly into the largest church on the East Coast. . . . Under the original understanding of the First Amendment, the government of the United States was not allowed to dictate what a church could or could not do," Kant writes.

"The state would not dictate to the church. But the church would certainly play a role in the state,” WND quotes Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex) as saying. "That's a little different idea" from what "a lot of people have about separation of church and state, including some our esteemed Supreme Court [justices] who are not quite as familiar with our history as they probably should be."

In this regard, members of the Supreme Court, and others, may find it of interest that "President George Washington believed the fate of the new country rested in its citizens’ fidelity to God. That is why he dedicated America to God" in April 1789, Kant writes.

An upcoming occasion scheduled on May 7 and titled "'Washington: A Man of Prayer, 2014' commemorates the events of April 30, 1789, when, after being sworn in at Federal Hall, President Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel where, as one of his first official acts, the president offered a prayer of dedication to God on America’s behalf," Kant writes.

"Washington: A Man of Prayer, 2014" is "now in its third year" and "is the brainchild of Dan Cummins, pastor of Bridlewood Church in Bullard, Texas," according to Kant. 

Rep. Gohmert "noted that [St. Paul's Chapel] is still standing and was the only site at ground zero that was not destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001," Kant writes.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Democrat Lawmaker Defends His Praise for 9/11 Terror Mosque

By Rick Pearcey • March 27, 2014, 09:10 AM

WND reports:

Despite rebuke from counter-terrorism officials and the media, a former Obama appointee turned politician has doubled down on his controversial praise for the so-called 9/11 mosque outside the Washington suburbs, calling it "an important member of the Northern Virginia community."

Virginia State Del. Alfonso H. Lopez, D-Arlington, earlier this month sponsored a resolution "commending" the notorious Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center "as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration" for the center.

The resolution, which passed the full Virginia state legislature by voice vote March 7, was met with harsh criticism from terrorism experts as well as Fox News, which called it a "slap in the face of 9/11 victims."

"What the Virginia State House has done is blatant acquiescence to America’s sworn enemies," WND quotes former Muslim Brotherhood member Walid Shoebat as saying. "It is treasonous, it is traitorous, it is criminal, and any state legislator who voted for it has violated the most important oaths of office."

"Former special FBI agent John Guandolo said Lopez’s resolution amounted to 'public support for a terrorist organization.' He called its sponsors 'criminally negligent' for not taking the time to research Dar al-Hijrah’s terrorist record," according to WND.

"Is there a functioning brain cell at the state house in Richmond?" Guandolo is quoted as asking.

"The large Falls Church, Va., mosque is a known breeding ground for terrorists, counting some of the Sept. 11 hijackers as well as the Fort Hood shooter as members. Late al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki, moreover, once preached from Dar al-Hijrah’s pulpit," WND reports.

What Is Killing the Western World? 
Pelosi Holds Secret Fundraiser With Islamists, Hamas-Linked Groups

Friday, February 28, 2014

Convicted Terrorist Worked as Obamacare Navigator in Illinois

By Rick Pearcey • February 28, 2014, 09:32 AM

Jillian Kay Melchior writes at National Review:

A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks.

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills. Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe were killed by a bomb hidden in a candy box tucked on a shelf, which also injured nine or 10 others, according to a website maintained by the Israeli government to commemorate terror victims.

The Illinois Department of Insurance quietly revoked Odeh’s certification as a Navigator In-Person Counselor on November 24, explaining in a disciplinary report that the decision was "based on an investigation which revealed that she had been convicted in Israel for her role in the bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem and failed to reveal the conviction on her application."

One wonders what other terrorists, convicted or otherwise, are trolling in the shadows of Obamacare.

But let's not go overboard, here. 

As long as Christians are forced to submit to homosexualist desires in Arizona, the motherland shouldn't experience too many speedbumps on the way to Obama's fundamentally transformed nation formerly known as America.

Obamacare's Alligator "Navigators" 
Legalized Prostitutes Support Obamacare
What Is Killing the Western World?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Despite Obama's Assertions, 2013 Marked a Comeback for Al Qaeda

By Rick Pearcey • December 31, 2013, 02:24 PM

Newsmax reports:

As controversy continues to swirl around the New York Times' report claiming al-Qaida was not behind the Benghazi attacks, there is plenty of evidence to suggest the terrorist organization and its affiliates were responsible for some of the deadliest violence of 2013.

The resurgence of the group founded by Osama bin Laden was so pronounced that the Obama administration stepped back from its assertions that his death spelled the end of it, saying instead that only the core leadership in Pakistan had been contained, reports Politico Magazine.

What Is Killing the Western World?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christians Flee Marauding Muslims in Africa’s "Forgotten Crisis"

By Rick Pearcey • November 26, 2013, 07:52 AM

Patrick Goodenough reports at CNSNews.com:

The Central African Republic (CAR) is "descending into complete chaos," becoming a breeding ground for extremists and threatening to sink into religious and ethnic conflict that could spread through an already troubled region, the U.N. Security Council was told on Monday.

Tens of thousands of Christians who have fled violent attack by Muslim rebels are sheltering at a Catholic mission in a town called Bossangoa, about 250 miles north of the capital, Bangui. Last week, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned that the country was "on the verge of genocide."

"CAR is a mostly Christian and animist country, a little smaller than Texas, with a long history of instability," Goodenough reports. "The U.N. says virtually the entire population of 4.6 million is affected by the current crisis, which erupted almost a year ago when an Islamic rebel alliance called Seleka began launching attacks."

Thousands Set Fire to Christian Neighborhood -- Photos
Franklin Graham: Obama "Giving Islam a Pass," Warns of Persecution

Monday, November 11, 2013

Criminal Terror Charges Filed Against Obama

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2013, 09:07 PM

Jerome Corsi reports at WND:

Several prominent media sources in Egypt are now reporting that Egyptian lawyers have filed criminal terrorism charges in the International Criminal Court against President Obama in addition to the criminal terrorism charges previously filed in Egyptian courts against the president’s half-brother Malik Obama.

Malik Obama is quickly becoming a person of interest in Egypt for his alleged management of funds for a terrorist organization based in neighboring Sudan. A group of Egyptian lawyers, meanwhile have charged President Obama with crimes against humanity for his support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

The charges come as the criminal trial against former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is scheduled to begin in Egypt in January 2014. Morsi facing charges that he supported the Muslim Brotherhood in acts of violence directed against the Egyptian people.

"President Obama is likely to be a subject in Morsi’s criminal trial because of evidence the Obama administration used the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to provide direct financial support to key Muslim Brotherhood political operatives, with the full knowledge and complicity of the Morsi government, as WND was first to report in August," Corsi reports.

Pelosi Holds Secret Fundraiser With Islamists, Hamas-Linked Groups
Source: White House Linked to Flotilla Organizers

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Report: Syria Jihadists Slit Christian's Throat -- "Jesus Didn't Come to Save Him"

By Nancy Pearcey • September 14, 2013, 01:19 PM

AFP reports that jihadists are taunting survivors after killing Christians in the ancient Syrian town of Maalula. According to a woman named Rasha:

The jihadists had seized her fiance Atef, who belonged to the town's militia, and brutally murdered him.

"I rang his mobile phone and one of them answered," she said.

"Good morning, Rashrush," a voice answered, using her nickname. "We are from the Free Syrian Army. Do you know your fiance was a member of the shabiha (pro-regime militia) who was carrying weapons, and we have slit his throat."

The man told her Atef had been given the option of converting to Islam, but had refused.

"Jesus didn't come to save him," he taunted.

For more, see the APF report "Syrian Christian 'Made to Convert at Gunpoint'."

Friday, July 19, 2013

"Utter Disgrace" -- Rolling Stone’s Jihad Rock Star

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2013, 08:51 AM

Arnold Ahlert writes at Frontpage.com:

In a shameless display of the Left’s romance with the murderous enemies of America, Rolling Stone magazine has put a picture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its August issue, being released to newsstands today.

An outcry of national proportions has ensued, best expressed by bombing survivor James "Bim" Costello, 30, of Malden, MA, who needed several pigskin grafts, and has three friends who lost legs in the atrocity. "I think whoever wrote the article should have their legs blown off by someone, struggle through treatment and then see who they would choose to put on the cover," he said. . . .

For decades, getting one’s picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone was considered the ultimate affirmation of rock stardom. So much so, the phenomenon was immortalized in a song "Cover of the Rolling Stone," written by Shel Silverstein and performed by Dr. Hook.

It is virtually inconceivable that Rolling Stone publisher Jan Wenner would be oblivious to the obvious connection most people would make with regard to giving a jihadist bomber the "star treatment."

"Conspicuously missing from the article? Any details about the victims of the bombings," Ahlert writes. "The victims are the real face of this atrocity. That Rolling Stone chooses to ignore such an obvious reality in favor of giving an Islamic jihadist the so-called 'rock star treatment' is a utter disgrace."

What Is Killing the Western World?
Obama Honors Trayvon Martin, Ignores Fort Hood Killed
Bill Maher: Comparing Violence of Islam to Christianity "Liberal Bull----"

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Obama Honors Trayvon Martin, Ignores Fort Hood Killed

By Rick Pearcey • July 18, 2013, 09:25 AM

At Investor's Business Daily:

The jury has been selected and the trial date set for the jihadist accused of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 of attempted premeditated murder acting, as he says, in defense of the Taliban.

Army Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford has not received a phone call from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. . . .

Thirteen people, including a pregnant soldier, were killed and 32 others shot Nov. 5, 2009, at the Killeen facility during Hasan's rampage against soldiers being processed for deployment to Afghanistan. Hasan has said he did it in defense of the Taliban, a self-admitted act of terrorism on behalf of a foreign entity. . . .

Meanwhile, "Attorney General Eric Holder has refrained from filing terrorism charges in the case and is currently busy in Florida announcing his intent to find George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman found innocent of murdering Trayvon Martin, guilty of something, anything, to satisfy the racial grievance industry," notes IBD.

"Not only am I disappointed (in Holder), I'm embarrassed. Mr. Holder needs to understand the repercussions of his actions," Sgt. Lunsford is quoted as saying.

"Lunsford also expressed outrage at the fact that some victims are financially struggling, but that because of the categorization of the shooting as a 'workplace shooting,' he and those other victims are not entitled to combat-related benefits they would have received had they been injured overseas," IBD observes. "Meanwhile," however, "Hasan has continued to receive paychecks over the past four years, amounting to $287,000."

Kimberly Munley is "one of two police officers who confronted Hasan when he opened fire," IBD continues. Munley "sat next to first lady Michelle Obama at the 2010 State of the Union address" and "now says 'betrayed is a good word' to describe her feelings after being laid off from her job with the base's civilian police force."

"Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she is quoted as saying. "In fact, they've been neglected."

"President Obama said that if he had a son he'd look like Trayvon Martin and that to honor him we must surrender our Second Amendment right of self-defense against the assault Martin committed," states IBD. "Well, if he had a son, he might also look like Alonzo Lunsford, who proudly wears his uniform in court, unlike Maj. Hasan, who refused."

How might Obama honor "Lunsford as well as the other survivors and the dead of Fort Hood"?

"The commander in chief should end this 'workplace violence' charade and publicly declare it an act of terrorism (kinda like Benghazi) so they can get the benefits they deserve," IBD recommends. "And be there when Nidal Hasan is executed for his crimes."

What Is Killing the Western World? 
Alveda King: NAACP Is "Race-Baiting" Against Zimmerman

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Afghanistan Comes to London

By Rick Pearcey • May 23, 2013, 10:37 AM

Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Five years ago, the sight of Muslim terrorists beheading British soldiers was a horror that could happen in Afghanistan or Iraq. Now it has happened in broad daylight in the capital of the United Kingdom.

In a decade, 600,000 white Londoners have fled the city. Those are the sorts of numbers you would expect from the Syrian civil war. Their place has been taken by the million Muslims occupying the city.

"The United Kingdom has become a civilized place," Greenfield writes. "Unfortunately its practice of importing savages makes that civilization of climbing roses and social progress unsustainable. If you import millions of people who follow a religion that sanctifies tribal violence, then you must expect tribal violence to tear apart what you have built."

What Is Killing the Western World?
Report: "Scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House" 
Pelosi Holds Secret Fundraiser With Islamists, Hamas-Linked Groups

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Christian Leader Gunned Down by Islamists in Nigeria

By Rick Pearcey • May 16, 2013, 03:00 PM

Fox News reports:

A Nigerian Christian leader was killed when suspected Muslim militants burst into his home and shot him, as the religious fighting in Africa’s most populous nation continues to worsen.

Two members of Islamic militant group Boko Haram shot Faye Pama Mysa, a Pentecostal pastor and secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, in his home Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The attack came just after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency because of ongoing attacks.

"Boko Haram translates to 'Western education is sacrilege'," Fox reports. "Christians have been a major target of Boko Haram and its offshoots, as scores of churches have been bombed or burned since the Islamists, who have links to Al Qaeda, launched their insurgency in 2009 in the predominantly Muslim north."

Hundreds of Christians Slaughtered 
System Is Working: Underwear Bomber's Visa Now Revoked

Friday, May 10, 2013

White House Meets Press on Benghazi . . . in Private

By Rick Pearcey • May 10, 2013, 03:22 PM

Ben Shapiro writes at Breitbart.com:

In the White House’s latest efforts at transparency, the administration announced to reporters that it would brief reporters on the latest shocking developments about the Benghazi situation . . . behind closed doors.

Politico reports that the meeting started at approximately 12:45 PM ET, and that it moved the normal press briefing to 1:45 PM ET. Jay Carney, White House press secretary, did not comment on whether the meeting took place.

Benghazi Terror: What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It? 
"I Blame Her" -- Benghazi Mom Rips Hillary: Video
New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times
Fox News Breaking: Team Obama Secretly Labeled Libya Embassy Attack as Terror, From Day One

Benghazi Terror: What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It?

By Rick Pearcey • May 10, 2013, 12:44 PM

Matthew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Congressional testimony this week showed the appalling lengths to which the Obama administration went to cover-up its mishandling of last fall’s terrorist attack at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, but President Obama’s precise role in the cynical operation remains hidden.

Americans still don’t know what President Obama knew and when he knew it. We don’t know what exactly he did when he learned on Sept. 11, 2012 that U.S. officials in Benghazi were under attack. Obama may have gone to bed while the attack was in progress, leaving others in the administration to develop a politically expedient cover story calculated to get the Obama administration past the finish line last Election Day.

"Obama’s advisers, with the president’s consent or not, opted to tell lies to get their man reelected, and to deal with the consequences of those untruths later," Vadum continues. "They knew they could count on the mainstream media to snooze on the job and dismiss the investigation to come as a partisan witch-hunt."

Vadum concludes: "At this point it appears that only partisan leftists, useful idiots, the naive, and the ill-informed profess the belief that run-of-the-mill governmental incompetence explains the administration’s disgraceful behavior on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center.

"Chances are Republicans in Congress will not drop this critical issue and that this week’s testimony from State Department officials who were bullied and intimidated by the Obama White House is only the beginning."

"I Blame Her" -- Benghazi Mom Rips Hillary: Video 
New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times 
Fox News Breaking: Team Obama Secretly Labeled Libya Embassy Attack as Terror, From Day One

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bill Maher: Comparing Violence of Islam to Christianity "Liberal Bull----"

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2013, 09:18 AM

Jeff Poor writes at The Daily Caller:

On HBO’s "Real Time" on Friday night, host Bill Maher entertained CSU-San Bernardino professor Brian Levin, director of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism, who maintained that despite the events in recent days, religious extremism isn’t only a product of Islam.

But Maher took issue with that claim, calling it "liberal bull----" and said there was no comparison.

"You know what, yeah, yeah," Maher said. “You know what -- that’s liberal bull---- right there . . . they’re not as dangerous. I mean there’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So you know, I’m just saying let’s keep it real."

Update: Boston Terror "Suspect 2" Is Muslim 
Report: "Scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House"

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Firebomb Terrorist Who Targeted My Dad Now a Professor

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2013, 10:41 AM

In a "Tale of Two Terrorists," John M. Murtagh recalls at the NYPost:

Forty-three years ago last month, Kathy Boudin, now a professor at Columbia but then a member of the Weather Underground, escaped an explosion at a bomb factory operated in a townhouse in Greenwich Village. The story is familiar to people of a certain age.

Three weeks earlier, Boudin’s Weathermen had firebombed a private home in Upper Manhattan with Molotov cocktails. Their target was my father, a New York state Supreme Court justice. The rest of the family, was presumably, an afterthought. I was 9 at the time, only a year older than the youngest victim in Boston.

One of Boudin’s colleagues, Cathy Wilkerson, related in her memoir that the Weathermen were disappointed with the minimal effects of the bombs at my home. They decided to use dynamite the next time and bought a large quantity along with fuses, metal pipes and, yes, nails. The group designated as its next target a dance at an Officer’s Club at Fort Dix, NJ.

"Despite the misgivings of some, it is reported that [now Columbia professor] Kathy Boudin urged the use of 'anti-personnel bombs,'" Murtagh writes. ”In other words, she wanted to kill people not just damage property. Before they could act, her fellows were killed in the townhouse explosion. The townhouse itself collapsed; Boudin fled."

Murtagh recounts that Boudin "reappeared over a decade later driving the getaway car for the rag tag mix of Weathermen and Black Panthers who held up a Rockland County bank in 1981, murdering three in the process."

According to Murtagh, "survivors of the ambush along the New York State Thruway recount how Boudin emerged from the driver’s door, arms raised in surrender, asking the police to lower their guns. When they did, her accomplices burst from the back of the van guns blazing."

Some of today's readers may not be of an age to remember this history. No worries, for "Robert Redford is kindly about to release a movie recounting the Rockland robbery (albeit relocated to Michigan). By all accounts, the film lionizes the Weather Underground terrorists, Boudin and her accomplices," Murtagh writes.

"Other than the passage of time," Murtagh notes, "one can find no real distinction between the cowardly actions of last Monday’s Boston murderer and the terror carried out by Boudin and her accomplices. Yet today we live in a country where our leading educational institutions see fit to trust our children’s education to murderers and Hollywood sees fit to celebrate terrorists."

A certain scrubbing of a certain history may be in order, however. For example, Murtagh directs us to the website of Columbia’s School of Social Work, which "sums up Boudin’s past thus: 'Dr. Kathy Boudin has been an educator and counselor with experience in program development since 1964, working within communities with limited resources to solve social problems.'"

Murtagh concludes: Perhaps "Monday’s bomber can explain that, like Boudin, he was merely working within the community to solve social problems."

Extremist Prof Arrested After Profane Tirade at Pro-Life Students 
Update: Florida Atlantic University Apologizes for Jesus Stomping 
Houston Baptist U in Top 10 "Best Colleges for Homeschool Graduates"

Friday, April 12, 2013

Who Mailed Live Explosive to Sheriff Joe?

By Rick Pearcey • April 12, 2013, 03:56 PM

WND reports:

Authorities have confirmed that an apparent bomb addressed to Maricopa, Ariz., County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was uncovered and diverted, and now investigators are beginning to look into a list of his enemies for any links or connections.

Those who have had conflicts with him, those who might be coming under investigation, those who have been unsuccessful in fights with him. . . .

Arpaio, who has described himself as the "toughest sheriff in America," has had conflicts over the past few years with advocates for illegal immigration, those who don’t like his enforcement of state laws in Arizona, and those who don’t like him investigating certain topics, including the validity of Barack Obama’s birth documentation. Others don’t like him because he’s been aggressive in fighting the war on illegal immigration in his border state, and his stand on law-and-order. . . .

A spokeswoman for his office today told WND that five members from Mexican drug cartels in just the past few years have threatened Arpaio’s life, including offering a $4 million bounty announced by one suspect just this week. . . .

According to WND, when "asked whether confirmation was available that the sheriff would remain committed to his law enforcement and investigatory responsibilities," the spokeswoman said, "That’s an understatement!"

Monday, April 8, 2013

Florida Megachurch Pastor's Ties to Islamists

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2013, 10:08 AM

Ryan Mauro writes at Frontpage.com:

Pastor Joel C. Hunter of Florida’s Northland Church is under fire for his stance against the state’s proposed legislation based on American Laws for American Courts. He chose a peculiar individual to help make his case: Atif Fareed, former chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida.

The influence of Pastor Hunter is not to be dismissed. His church’s congregation numbers around 15,000 and he sits on the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance. He has served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and remains a "spiritual advisor" to him.

Hunter opposes the legislation, which is designed to stop foreign law from superseding American law, because he sees it as an "unnecessary law that increases bias and heightens animosity between Christians and Muslims." Although it is often described as "anti-Shariah" legislation, it doesn’t mention Shariah or Islam. It is focused on all foreign law.

"The Florida Family Association went into action when Hunter asked Atif Fareed . . . to read a statement to the Florida Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability for him," Mauro writes.

"CAIR was labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in the country’s largest terrorism-finance trial and was listed among 'individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and/or its organizations'," Mauro explains. "The Palestine Committee is a secret Brotherhood body set up to support the Hamas agenda in America."

Video: Muslims Stone Christians -- in Dearborn, Michigan 
Speech Terror: Juan Williams Ousted by Hamas Front Group

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Army Tells Soldiers: "Evangelicals" No. 1 Threat

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2013, 01:32 PM

Jack Minor reports at WND:

Soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America -- ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others.

"Men and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn’t be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States," said Col. (Ret.) Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. "It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization. It also appears that some military entities are using definitions of 'hate' and 'extreme' from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military."

The briefing, which was given to an Army reserve unit in Pennsylvania, came from a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief titled "Extremism and Extremist Organizations."

The material mentions neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white supremacist organizations. Pictures are shown on various slides of people in Klan attire and Nazi flags. The significance of gang tattoos, and racist acronyms and the significance of numbers were also discussed.

"While the material on gangs and racist organizations is similar to what one might receive from a local police briefing on gang issues, after teaching on neo-Nazis in the military such as Timothy McVeigh, the material makes an amazing link," Minor reports.

"A slide titled 'Religious Extremism' lists multiple organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hamas, the Nation of Islam, the Ku Klux Klan and the Christian Identity movement as examples of extremist groups," Minor writes. "However, the first group on the list is evangelical Christianity. Catholicism and ultra-orthodox Judaism are also on the list of religious extremist organizations."

What Is "Mainstream" America? 
West Point Warns . . . About "Civil Activism, Individual Freedoms, and Self-Gov't"! 
Harvard Prof Equates Christians With Murderous Muslims

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thousands Set Fire to Christian Neighborhood -- Photos

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2013, 06:02 PM

Talia Ralph reports at GlobalPost:

The Christian neighborhood of Joseph Colony in Lahore, Pakistan was attacked on Saturday after a Christian sanitation worker allegedly blasphemed the Prophet Mohammed.

Several thousand people armed with batons and pistols set fire to houses and churches on Saturday morning, according to the New York Times.

178 houses, 18 shops and 2 churches were damaged by fires, the Times reported.

Several policemen were hurt as they tried to intervene.

The attackers "vandalized Christians' houses, desecrated churches and opened fire on the police," according to a police spokesman named Multan Khan, reports GlobalPost report.

Update: Here are 3 photos -- photophoto, photo.

Franklin Graham: Obama "Giving Islam a Pass," Warns of Persecution

Monday, March 4, 2013

Egypt Opposition Slaps Kerry: "We Reject Washington's Imposition" of Brotherhood

By Nancy Pearcey • March 4, 2013, 06:48 PM

Walid Phares posts at Facebook:

In an interview on BBC TVB Arabic, Jamila Ismael, the rising female leader of Egypt's opposition said, "We met Secretary John Kerry and told him we reject Washington's imposition of the Muslim Brotherhood on us. We told him our people deserves better than the Islamists."

The female leader said civil society in Egypt rejects Washignton's pressure to submit to the Ikhwan [Brotherhood] rule. "Treat us like you treat Americans, we want equality between men and women, full rights to minorities. The Brotherhood you support wants to crush freedoms. Why do you talk about change in your elections and support the forces that obstruct change in Egypt."

Observers in Washington said Ismael and other liberal leaders in Egypt are now in a position to embarrass those who in the US claim they are liberal, but when it comes to Egypt and the Arab world, side with the fundamentalists, against women and minorities.

Big Brotherhood: Egypt's Morsi Takes Dictatorial Powers
Pelosi Holds Secret Fundraiser With Islamists, Hamas-Linked Groups

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Obama "Kill List" Paper Leaked . . . Criteria for Assassinating U.S. Citizens

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2013, 09:57 AM

Josh Peterson reports at The Daily Caller:

A leaked secret Justice Department "white paper" detailing the Obama administration’s legal justification for the targeted drone assassinations of Americans living abroad made its way onto the Internet late Monday evening.

The 16-page white paper -- said to be a summary of a longer 50-page document on the highly controversial policy -- is seeing the light of day ahead of the Senate confirmation hearing of John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s top pick for CIA chief.

"Brennan is said to be the policy’s architect," reports The Daily Caller.

Video: Immigrant to Conn. Gun Panel -- "Few saw the 3rd Reich coming until it was too late" 
Mark Levin on Obama Gun Action: "This is 1930s stuff"

Friday, January 18, 2013

Lawmaker Denounces Federal Program Promoting Islamic Culture

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2013, 08:52 AM

Todd Starnes reports at Fox News:

A North Carolina congressman is denouncing the use of federal dollars to “promote the rich cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations.”

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) told Fox News that he was appalled by the hundreds of thousands of dollars used to fund the program through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant -- calling it “wasting taxpayer money.”

Jones was referring to the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” program. The NEH program put dozens of books promoting the Islamic culture in more than 800 libraries in all 50 states. The program is funded by a $1.8 million grant. . . .

Craven Community College, in Jones’ district, was one of the institutions to receive the NEH grant.

Jerry Schill, chairman of the local Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition, said, “In light of the government’s role in keeping God out of the public square and the obstacles that Christians face when it comes to prayer and the ability to publicly proclaim our faith, it just seems more than odd that the federal government will provide a package of ‘Muslim Journeys’ to a number of colleges nationwide.” 

Obama: Islam Has Shaped the USA
Top Muslim Calls for U.N. to End Free Speech
Middle East: "Where Hitler Failed, We Must Succeed" 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Middle East: "Where Hitler Failed, We Must Succeed"

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2012, 02:23 PM

At Frontpagemag.com: The "Chief Islamic Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Who Said 'Where Hitler Failed, We Must Succeed,' Wants to Run for President."

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sharia Financier in Tennessee Governor's Office

By Rick Pearcey • December 4, 2012, 08:56 AM

Arnold Ahlert writes at Frontpagemag.com:

In Tennessee last May, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Samar Ali as international director of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). Attempts to connect her to stealth jihad have been ridiculed.  Yet when one connects the dots between Ali and several organizations and individuals, a number of troubling relationships arise, especially regarding the phenomenon known as Sharia-compliant finance (SCF).

SCF is best explained by Deroy Murdock in a 2008 column: “Turn your clock back 70 years. Imagine that Wall Street banks and brokerages sold Nuremberg-compliant bonds and stock funds in 1938,” he writes. “American Nazi sympathizers bought financial instruments certified by Berlin-based advisors as free of ‘Jewish profits’ from, say, Salomon Brothers and Bloomingdale’s.”

That’s the first half the equation. Then comes the far more important second half. “In turn, a percentage of such funds’ gains underwrote pro-Nazi charities, like the German-American Bund, and similar organizations in the Fatherland, like the Hitler Youth.” In short, Murdock is using an apt analogy to illuminate the true nature of SCF: it is a money-laundering operation used to underwrite international terrorism.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Who'll Win: Islamists or Sexy West?

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2012, 11:31 AM

Let's see, thinking in the longterm, the Western world wants sex, sex, sex, brought to you by respected universities of diversity, such as Harvard.

Meanwhile, Muslims are willing to die to take over the Western world. And they think Allah is on their side.

While Harvard students are just happy to be side by side.

Who could possibly come out the victor in that struggle?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

FYI, Mr. Obama: Why Communism Invariably Goes Horribly Wrong

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2012, 02:42 PM

Steven Plaut writes at Frontpage.com:

The problem of all utopians is that they advocate systems and ideas that can only work with imaginary idyllic humans, but never with real human beings. When they discover that real human beings refuse to knuckle under and behave according to utopian expectations, the utopianists respond with violent rage. The greatest strength of capitalism is that it actually works with real human beings, people who are lazy, base, narcissistic, self-indulgent, foul-smelling, mean-spirited, and unsophisticated. Capitalism does not require idyllic fictional humans in order for it to work.

The most violent terrorists and oppressors of others have always been the utopians. The French Revolution turned violent and the guillotine was introduced to attempt to terrorize actual humans into behaving according to the expectations of the utopianists. The leaders of the Soviet Revolution were no slower or more squeamish in following the same route.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Big Brotherhood: Egypt's Morsi Takes Dictatorial Powers

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2012, 09:13 AM

Associated Press reports:

Egypt's president [Mohammed Morsi] on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising. . . .

The Egyptian leader also decreed that all decisions he has made since taking office in June and until a new constitution is adopted and a new parliament is elected -- which is not expected before next spring -- are not subject to appeal in court or by any other authority. 

"The moves effectively remove any oversight on Morsi, the longtime Muslim Brotherhood figure who became Egypt's first freely elected president last summer after the Feb. 11, 2011 fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak," AP reports. "They come as Morsi is riding high on lavish praise from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for mediating an end to eight days of fighting between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers."

Note: Morsi is now a dictator. This is after he "narrowly won the presidency -- about 52 percent of the vote -- to become Egypt's first freely elected and civilian president," AP reports.

Free elections do not guarantee freedom. Any country that elects a national leadership that rejects the rules of freedom opens wide the door to unfreedom.  

As his record demonstrates, Barack Obama is an extremist who sees the rules of freedom, as set forth in the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, as a barrier to his agenda. He narrowly won re-election on November 6, taking the popular vote of 50.6%, over against Mitt Romney's 47.8%.

Tyranny Watch: Valerie Jarrett's Extremist, Radical Roots
What Is "Mainstream" America?
What's Scarier Than Obama's Being Re-Elected?

Friday, November 16, 2012

If Petraeus Said It Was Al Qaeda, Who Changed His Memo?

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2012, 03:46 PM

Fox News reports:

Former CIA Director David Petraeus stoked the controversy over the Obama administration's handling of the Libya terror attack, testifying Friday that references to "Al Qaeda involvement" were stripped from his agency's original talking points -- while other intelligence officials were unable to say who changed the memo, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News that intelligence officials who testified in a closed-door hearing a day earlier, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, said they did not know who changed the talking points. He said they went out to multiple departments, including the State Department, National Security Council, Justice Department and White House. 

It's also entirely possible what while the Petraeus memo was making the rounds, the White House was developing its own set of talking points designed to protect the re-election prospects of Barack Obama.

Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack
Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Petraeus, Benghazi, and Gun Running to Jihadists

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2012, 06:45 PM

Aaron Klein reports for WND from Jerusalem:

The speculation surrounding the sudden resignation of CIA Chief General David Petraeus is focusing in large part on his role in an alleged cover-up of the attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi this past September.

Perhaps overlooked is the CIA’s role in purportedly using the Benghazi mission to coordinate U.S. aid to Syrian opposition groups and information those same insurgents include jihadists openly acting under the al-Qaida umbrella.

One week before he was slated to testify before Congress on the Benghazi debacle, Petraeus on Friday night announced his resignation, citing an extramarital affair, and it was reported he will no longer testify.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the House Homeland Security Committee chairman, charged in an interview with CNN that Petraeus is “at the center of this, and there are answers that only he has.” King was referring to the Benghazi attacks.

Asked if he will still call for Petraeus testify despite his resignation, Rep. King replied, “Absolutely, to me, he’s an absolutely necessary witness.”

Real Reason Petraeus Resigned
Congressman: Either Petraeus Volunteers or He "Will Be Subpoenaed"

The Real Reason Petraeus Resigned

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2012, 05:56 PM

Kris Zane writes at the Western Center for Journalism:

Petraeus towed the party line with the video but refused to fall on the sword and say the CIA gave this stand down order, thus implicating that it was Obama who had denied help to both the consulate and CIA annex which later came under attack.

And when you cross a Chicago thug like Obama, payback is swift and lethal.

Petraeus needed to be taken out -- but after the election -- and before he was scheduled to testify under oath this time to Congress about what he knew about Benghazi.

"Petraeus’ resignation had nothing to do with an affair," Zane asserts.

"In fact, the affair had been over for months. The FBI has been investigating literally thousands of emails that Petraeus had sent to his former paramour, biographer Paula Broadwell, for longer than that and could have dropped the guillotine months before if they wanted to."

If not the stated rationale, then what?

Zane concludes: "It was rather about paybacks and keeping the American people in the dark about the real reason Petraeus had to be kept quiet about Benghazi: gunrunning. Gunrunning of tens of thousands of Libyan weapons to the al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels."

Flashback: Petraeus Throws Obama Under Benghazi Bus

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

Posted at Pro-Existence, Oct. 26, 2012:

The CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate."

Text: Petraeus Letter of Resignation From the CIA

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2012, 12:17 PM

The following message was sent to CIA employees the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 9, 2012:

Message from the Director

Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.

As I depart Langley, I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served with you, the officers of our Nation's Silent Service, a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard. Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply grateful to you for that.

Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life's greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. I will always treasure my opportunity to have done that with you and I will always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you to an end.

Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country, and best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors that lie ahead for our country and our Agency.

With admiration and appreciation,

David H. Petraeus

Timing of Petraeus Resignation: "Just Too Perfect for the Obama Administration"

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2012, 09:29 AM

Madeleine Morgenstern reports at The Blaze:

Fox News analyst Ralph Peters on Friday called the timing of Gen. David Petraeus’ sudden resignation as CIA director “just too perfect for the Obama administration” and speculated that "tough Chicago guys" held onto knowledge of the affair until they needed to push the spy chief out.

Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, said on Fox News that just as the administration initially called the assault on the Benghazi consulate on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks "purely coincidence," it’s again "purely coincidence" for the affair to surface after the election but before Petraeus went to Capitol Hill for questioning about Benghazi. 

"As an old intelligence analyst, the way I read this -- and I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation," Petraeus is quoted as saying, "is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing ball 100 percent on their party line story."

Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack
Our Ambassador Is Dead But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

Friday, November 9, 2012

CIA's Petraeus Resigns Over Affair, Was to Testify on Benghazi Debacle Next Week

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2012, 06:22 PM

Posted on the blog of the Michael Berry radio show in Houston is this from Breitbart:

Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, General David Petraeus, the CIA Director, has resigned from the administration over an extramarital affair. 

Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi. 

New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times
Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack
Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping
Benghazi, Libya: Biopsy From a Malignant, Failed Presidency

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pelosi Holds Secret Fundraiser With Islamists, Hamas-Linked Groups

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2012, 10:52 AM

Neil Munro reports at the Daily Caller:

Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement.

The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.

The CAIR group was named an unindicted conspirator in a 2007 trial of a Hamas money-smuggling group.

"Scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House"
Books: Muslim Mafia -- "Now We Have Proof" Jihadis Infiltrating D.C. 
What Is Killing the Western World?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Did "Stand Down" Order Come From White House?

By Rick Pearcey • October 31, 2012, 03:19 PM

Madeleine Morgenstern reports at The Blaze:    

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday a U.S. senator told him that at least two news networks have emails from the White House ordering a counterterrorism team to stand down on a rescue mission at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. . . .

New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times
Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack
Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping
Benghazi, Libya: Biopsy From a Malignant, Failed Presidency

Monday, October 29, 2012

Benghazi Debacle Illustrates: U.S. Not a Racist Society

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2012, 10:24 PM

Think about it:

What if the race-tables in the Benghazi debacle were turned?

What if the four dead were black, and the man in the White House were white?

Notice: No one has accused Obama of racism -- and that's because the U.S. is not a racist society.

However, the secular-liberal mythology about racism is very profitable -- and that's why, were the race-tables switched, the formerly mainstream media would long ago have dog-whistled the packs of the enraged to direct them to their prey.

These remarks are adapted from my Facebook page.

How to Have a Race War
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times
Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack

Slain SEAL's Father to Obama: "Better to Die the Death of a Hero Than It Is to Live the Life of a Coward"

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2012, 08:47 AM

During an interview with Geraldo Rivera of Fox News, Charles Woods, who is the father of slain SEAL and hero Tyrone Woods, Mr. Woods said:

This is about honor, courage, and about love for America.

And remember this, Mr. President: My son and the others died heroes, and it’s better to die the death of a hero than it is to live the life of a coward.

If you are responsible for the death of my son, I forgive you, I love you. I also love America.

Read the report and watch a video of the interview here.

New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times
Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack
Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping
Benghazi, Libya: Biopsy From a Malignant, Failed Presidency

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Benghazi, Libya -- Biopsy From a Malignant, Failed Presidency

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2012, 08:52 PM

Kelly OConnell writes at the Canada Free Press:

Whatever happened to Barack the world’s smartest leader and incomparable statesman?

Those days are gone forever.

Instead, it would be impossible to catalog the staggering list of ill-advised, mistaken, foolish, naive and utterly inane decisions by Obama and his administration.

So, instead -- let us use a single Obama catastrophe, the events of Libya -- to critique and symbolize his failed tenure.

This is reasonable because every bad Barack habit and evil instinct is represented in this new American disaster. . . .

Hat tip: Fausta 

Breaking News: Petraeus Throws Obama Under Benghazi Bus
Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack
Father of Slain SEAL Blasts Obama White House: They Murdered My Son
New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times
Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

Friday, October 26, 2012

Breaking News: Petraeus Throws Obama Under Benghazi Bus

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2012, 06:32 PM

William Kristol writes at The Weekly Standard:

The CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate."

"So who in the government did tell 'anybody' not to help those in need?" Kristol asks.

"Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No."

Kristol concludes: "It would have been a presidential decision."

Father of Slain SEAL Blasts Obama White House: They Murdered My Son
New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times 
Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping 

Father of Slain SEAL Blasts Obama White House: They Murdered My Son

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2012, 06:11 PM

Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com:

We know now that former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed orders and left a CIA safe house to try and save those at the consulate.

And once there they fought a desperate fight, evacuating the consulate employees and “for over two hours they were able to fight back against approximately 200 al-Qaeda terrorists.” Numerous calls were issued for help and went unanswered. . . .

This is Medal of Honor stuff, but under Obama it’s become the stuff of a cover-up. Instead of their bravery holding the line and inspiring a rescue effort, they were left to die. . . . 

In this interview, Charles Woods, father of slain SEAL Tyrone Woods, and also a lawyer, deeply questions the Obama White House.

"The number of mentions of Charles Woods in any media outlet that isn’t FOX News is 1. A blog post on US News and World Report," Greenfield concludes. "The number of stories on 'Binders of Women'? 15,542."

New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2012, 04:28 PM

Billy Hallowell reports at The Blaze:

Explosive new allegations surrounding the Benghazi attack emerged this morning, with FOX News’ Jennifer Griffin reporting that sources have confirmed that three urgent requests for military assistance sent from the CIA annex were all denied.

"CIA operators were apparently told to 'stand down' rather than respond when shots were heard around 9:40 p.m. on September 11," reports The Blaze. 

Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping
Report: "Hundreds of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to Obama White House"
Drones Above Consulate During Benghazi Attack, But Officials Decide No Rescue Mission
Documents: Obama Adm Ignored Stevens' Security Concerns -- Even on Day of Terror 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Report: "Scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House"

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2012, 12:24 PM

From the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT):

Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.

The IPT made the discovery combing through millions of White House visitor log entries. IPT compared the visitors' names with lists of known radical Islamists. . . . 

Hezbollah Salutes Helen Thomas
Source: White House Linked to Flotilla Organizers
Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Drones Above Consulate During Benghazi Attack, But Officials Decide No Rescue Mission

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2012, 02:29 PM

The UK Daily Mail reports:

American drones were in the skies above the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as the deadly attack that killed ambassador Christopher Stevens unfolded, it has been revealed. Defense department officials considered sending troops in to rescue the ambassador and staff, according to CBS News, but ultimately decided not to. They would haven been able to watch the attack on-screen as it unfolded.

The revelations came a day after it emerged that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens repeatedly pleaded with the State Department to ramp up his security team in Libya
-- requests that the Pentagon ultimately denied -- in the weeks, days and hours leading up to the terrorist attack that killed him and three other Americans, newly released cables have revealed.

Documents: Obama Adm Ignored Stevens' Security Concerns -- Even on Day of Terror
Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

Documents: Obama Adm Ignored Stevens' Security Concerns -- Even on Day of Terror

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2012, 11:42 AM

AWR Hawkins reports at Breitbart.com:

The documents, 166 pages in total, contain a cable signed by Stevens and dated Aug 8. . . Stevens wrote of how Benghazi had teetered from "trepidation to euphoria and back" through a "series of violent incidents." And he took pains to point out that the incidents were not spontaneous outbursts, but "organized" attacks.

Stevens put it this way: "What we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks."

Another cable that bore Stevens' signature was dated Sept 11 -- the very day on which he was later killed. In this cable, Stevens expressed his concern about "growing frustration" in the Benghazi area and "growing problems with security" around the consulate.

"Stevens explicitly mentioned the Libyan police and security forces that were guarding the U.S. consulate. He said those forces 'were too weak' to keep the site secure," Hawkins reports.

Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2012, 10:27 AM

From Fred J. Eckert at American Thinker:

Our U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans who served us there are dead because of insufficient security while the assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, a woman named Valerie Jarrett, has been given an entourage of well-armed, highly trained protectors as she goes to and from work in Washington, goes shopping or out to dinner, and travels to political events and vacations on Martha's Vineyard.

What's going on?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dear Obama: Al Qaeda Leader Calls for More Mohammad Film Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 14, 2012, 05:19 PM

Terrorist Ayman Al-Zawahiri must be reading the same intelligence reports that Barack Obama doesn't read.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just Wondering: Any New Obama "Facts" About That Overseas Contingency in Libya?

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2012, 06:59 PM

Video: See more on the "White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya" here.

Maybe Joe Biden will enlighten us tonight. He's from the government. And as everybody knows: People from the government never lie.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fox News Breaking: Team Obama Secretly Labeled Libya Embassy Attack as Terror, From Day One

By Rick Pearcey • September 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

Minutes ago, Fox News anchor Bret Baier confirmed on Fox:

1) Despite its public statements to the contrary (asserting a "spontaneous reaction"), the Obama administration internally labeled the September 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, as a terror attack, within 24 hours of the assault.

2) There is, as of this moment today, no FBI personnel on the ground in Benghazi to investigate the terror attack. Fox News anchor Martha Maccallum later suggested this presence may indicate conditions on the ground in Benghazi remain unsafe.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Top Muslim Calls for U.N. to End Free Speech

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2012, 08:54 AM

Drew Zhan reports at WND:

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.

In a "Declaration Regarding the Offensive Video to Muslims," Bin Bayyah writes: 

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. 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.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Report: Hillary Ignored Attack Warnings

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2012, 10:54 AM

Ben Shapiro writes at Breitbart.com:

The Independent is reporting shocking details about the attack on the Libyan consulate that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The details are so explosive that they will result in a Congressional investigation. In fact, they’re so explosive that they should result in the resignation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. . . . 

Yesterday, we reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was responsible under the law for the “security policies and programs that provide for the protection of all US government personnel . . . on official duty abroad.” Clinton herself seemed bewildered by the attacks on the Libyan consulate, asking, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?”

"But according to the Independent," Shapiro writes, Clinton "had no reason to be puzzled."

Shapiro continues:

Quoting senior diplomatic sources, the paper reports, “the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted.” Nonetheless, “no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and ‘lockdown,’ under which movement is severely restricted.”

"The only question now," Shapiro writes, is this: "What did Hillary Clinton know, and when did she know it?"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sept. 11, 2012 -- and Obama Apologizes

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2012, 09:42 AM

"Our weakness," Mr. Obama, "once again invited terror." More at Investor's Business Daily.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

TSA Kicks Woman Off Flight . . . for Bad Attitude

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2012, 09:26 AM

Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars.com

A TSA screener admitted to a woman traveling through Houston Airport that she was prevented from boarding her flight for retaliatory reasons as punishment for a bad attitude rather than any genuine security threat, after the woman refused to allow TSA agents to test her drink for explosives.

In this video, a TSA agent agrees that his decision was "retaliatory" and was not because he honestly thought the woman was a "threat." Kicking her off the flight was not about "making the airways safer."

"The fact that the TSA screener admits the woman is being punished for her attitude confirms the premise that many of the TSA’s security procedures actually have nothing to do with safety and are more a form of obedience training for the general public," Watson writes.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Video Evidence of Islamic Crucifixion

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2012, 05:32 AM

Michael Carl reports at WND:

There’s shocking new evidence from the Middle East of crucifixion by Muslims, this time of a “spy” in Yemen who allegedly was accused of U.S. sympathies.

Embedded in this story is an "extremely graphic" video of the crucified "spy" in Yemen. Here is the video at MRC TV. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Former U.S. Attorney: Bachmann Right to Question Clinton Aide's Background

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2012, 01:36 PM

Hope Lodge reports at Human Events:

Outspoken Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other members of Congress came under fire earlier this summer for asking agency inspectors general to various department inspectors general [to investigate] . . . links between top Obama administration officials -- including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin -- and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization. . . .

A former U.S. attorney who made a name for himself as the prosecutor of the terrorist perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is saying we should take Bachmann’s concerns seriously.

Andrew C. McCarthy . . . said in a conference at the National Press Club Wednesday that Abedin’s connections are too serious to ignore.

“I’ve been, I must say, baffled by this whole situation,” he said.

To carefully investigate a candidate for high position in government "is routine," he said. "It’s not because we question their patriotism, it’s not because we question their honesty or suggest they’re bad people.”

According to Human Events, "McCarthy said Abedin’s personal and professional affiliations, as well as her family’s links to Muslim Brotherhood organizations, should be enough to give investigators pause."

Friday, July 20, 2012

TSA: Training Sky-Bound Illegal Aliens

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2012, 09:52 AM

Michelle Malkin writes:

When it comes to soldiers, breast-feeding moms, toddlers and grannies, the Transportation Security Administration is not just hands-on, it's hands-all-over.

But when it comes to illegal alien pilot trainees, our homeland security bureaucracy's policy is still stuck in
pre-9/11 mode: Hands off, blinders on.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Al Qaeda Loves Keith Olbermann, Hates Fox

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2012, 10:11 AM

"The one channel Al Qaeda couldn’t stand, predictably, is Fox News."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Crosses at Catholic University Offensive, Say Muslims

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2011, 05:18 PM

And so are all those Western bodies with heads still attached. Meanwhile, at FoxNation, this:

The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and by not providing them rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers.

The investigation alleges that Muslim students “must perform their prayers surrounded by symbols of Catholicism -- e.g., a wooden crucifix, paintings of Jesus, pictures of priests and theologians which many Muslim students find inappropriate.”

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ACLU Weeps Over Dead Terrorist

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2011, 08:11 AM

Newt Gingrich at Human Events:

The ACLU is aghast. Liberal bloggers are proclaiming the end of the Bill of Rights. Even some on the right have joined in the hand-wringing.

The source of their angst? News last Friday that one of Al Qaeda's most senior leaders, Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed in a U.S. drone attack on his convoy in the Yemeni desert.

Soros Helping Islam Look Less Radical

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2011, 07:49 AM

Chad Groening reports at OneNewsNow:

A conservative media watchdog organization says left-wing billionaire George Soros is funding a course that teaches journalists how to downplay the negative aspects of Islam.

The three-hour online course called "Covering Islam in America" is a project of The Poynter Institute, which claims the program is designed to "give a broad explanation of the religious, social, political, and geographical facts about Islam today." That organization has partnered with the Social Science Research Council and Washington State University to strengthen "accurate" reporting and to enhance "the ability of the media to fairly report on a range of pressing issues."

Friday, September 30, 2011

Victory for Truth & Free Speech Over Islamic Supremacism

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2011, 08:45 AM

Pamela Geller writes at Human Events:

A years-long battle is over, and Islamic supremacism has suffered a stunning and well-deserved defeat in its ongoing war against free speech and those who dare to tell the truth about Islam.

Omar Tarazi, a lawyer linked to the Hamas front group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has dismissed his frivolous, harassing $10 million libel lawsuit against me with prejudice, which means that it cannot be refiled.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Geller Strikes Back at NYT for Linking Her to Oslo Shooter

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2011, 08:32 AM

Matthew Boyle reports at The Daily Caller:

Conservative blogger and anti-jihadist Pamela Geller told The Daily Caller it’s “outrageous” that she’s been “assign[ed] blame” for Oslo shooter Anders Behring Breivik’s actions.

“It’s like equating Charles Manson, who heard in the lyrics of Helter Skelter a calling for the Manson murders,” Geller said in an exclusive phone interview. “It’s like blaming the Beatles. It’s patently ridiculous.”

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Former Terrorist: U.S. Ignores Hillary's Aide Huma Abedin at Own Risk

By Rick Pearcey • June 30, 2011, 08:23 AM

Walid Shoebat writes at Human Events:

Clinton’s “inclusion policy” has brought in spies, and this is how she plans to soften the Muslim Brotherhood?  Clinton’s use of oxymoronic formulas to combat terrorism is worse than the moronic path taken by the likes of Jordanian doctor and double agent Humam al-Balawi -- he killed his enemies, seven CIA agents, while we bolster the confidence of ours.

Huma Abedin was never properly screened, and unless this darling of Hillary Clinton answers some tough questions, the issues we set forth regarding the failure to screen her makes for an ironclad case.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Most U.S. Mosques Teach Violence

By Rick Pearcey • June 14, 2011, 06:22 AM

"A new study has demonstrated that 80% of mosques right in this country are teaching jihad warfare and Islamic supremacism," writes Robert Spencer.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Muslims Terrorizing Christian Girls in Iraq

By Rick Pearcey • May 19, 2011, 08:36 AM

"In recent years, a horrifying number of kidnappings, rapes and mutilations of Iraqi Christian girls has been perpetrated by Muslim gangs," Frank Kitman writes at Frontpage.com.

Here, with video, is the story of "Sister Hatune of the Syrian-Orthodox monastery in Warburg, Germany. She makes an amazing effort to help and  protect the ruthlessly persecuted Christians in Iraq."

Friday, May 13, 2011

Malkin: What Happened on AA Flight 1561

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2011, 09:35 AM

"If you listen to the passengers and crew who flew on American Airlines Flight 1561 last weekend, there's no doubt about what happened on their harrowing trip," writes columnist Michelle Malkin.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Media Manipulation? Outlets Fail to Report "Allahu Akbar!" of Passenger Storming Cockpit

By Rick Pearcey • May 10, 2011, 07:46 AM

At The Blaze: A YouTube compilation of news broadcasts from across America. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pakistani Prez Denies Harboring Bin Laden

By Rick Pearcey • May 3, 2011, 07:02 AM

"Since the stunning announcement that Usama bin Laden, the world’s most-wanted terrorist, was killed by U.S. forces on Monday, American lawmakers and officials have been asking themselves how Pakistani officials missed that the Al Qaeda leader was living in a sprawling complex just 35 miles from Pakistan’s capital," reports AP/FoxNews.

"In the nation’s first formal response to these suspicions," the AP/Fox report continues, "the Pakistani president has denied suggestions that his country’s security forces may have sheltered the terrorist, and said that Pakistan’s cooperation with the U.S. helped to pinpoint bin Laden."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Video: Naval Academy's Commandant's Speech After Bin Laden's Death

By Rick Pearcey • May 2, 2011, 09:22 AM

Terrorists anywhere and everywhere might want to pay attention to these remarks.

Hat tip: Angela Lash

Inside the Raid That Killed Bin Laden

By Rick Pearcey • May 2, 2011, 09:09 AM

"Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Keystone of Islamic Milieu: Inbreeding

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2011, 05:50 AM

Burn a Book, Behead a Body? Ann Barnhardt in American Thinker argues that there is in Islam a practice, a catalyst, authorized by the Koran, "that has poisoned the cultural soil, thus yielding the fruit of bad harvest for nearly 1,400 years. That catalyst is inbreeding. As a direct result, the Muslim population is mentally developmentally disabled on a mass scale."

Ann Barnhardt Fights Totalitarian Islam and Its Useful Idiots -- Video
Koran, Free Speech, Up in Flames 
What Would Jesus Do With the Koran? 
Herman Cain: Won't Appoint Muslims to Cabinet
Nancy Pearcey at Human Events Says Secular "Values" Crippling U.S. Response to Radical Islam 
Banning Minarets to Save the West 
Warren Panders to Muslim Group 
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Koran, and Free Speech, Up in Flames

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2011, 06:13 AM

Robert Spencer writes at Human Events:

Enraged over the burning of a Koran in Florida, Muslims have murdered about 20 people in Afghanistan and five in Pakistan -- none of whom ever burned a Koran or had any acquaintance with the men who did.

These killers are monstrous.  They have assassinated innocent people for something that they couldn't conceivably have had anything to do with.  And yet instead of calling them monstrous and demanding that Islamic leaders stop inciting and approving of such behavior, Western government and media elites are blaming not the murderers and rioters, but the man behind the Koran-burning.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bennett: Reagan Confronted "Evil Empire," Obama Retreats From Evil Islamists

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2011, 06:27 AM

Newsmax reports:

President Barack Obama won’t warn the American public about the dangers that Islamic extremism poses because he’s afraid of offending Muslims, former Reagan Cabinet member Bill Bennett tells Newsmax.TV.

Bennett, co-author of a new book on Muslim extremism entitled The Fight of Our Lives, contends that Obama’s strategy against radical Islam is confused and hesitant -- contrasted with President Ronald Reagan’s clear and firm strategy against communism.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Video: Soldier Single-Handedly Beats Back 30 Taliban

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 11:07 AM

Jonathon M. Seidl writes at The Blaze:

It took him 400 rounds, 17 grenades, and a machine gun tripod used as a weapon, but one British Gurkha soldier single-handedly beat back an attack by 30 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan last summer. And now he‘s getting one of his military’s highest honors.

Here is a video report on the gallantry of Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beck & Co.: Economic Terror Orchestrated by the Left -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 12:33 PM

Headline Burning Up The Blaze

Revealed -- The Left's Economic Terrorism Playbook: The Chase Campaign by a Coalition of Unions, Community Groups, Lawmakers and Students to Take Down US Capitalism and Redistribute Wealth & Power.

Here is Glenn Beck's response to "Chilling 'Economic Terrorism' Audio."

Hat Tip: Lynn Campbell

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rep. Allen West Offers a Few Choice Words to CAIR -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2011, 06:35 PM

This video says it all. Here is a report from WorldNetDaily.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Co-Host Meg McLain: TSA Singled Me Out, Cuffed Me to Chair, Ripped Up Ticket -- Audio

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2010, 02:11 PM

If security personnel at airports make a habit of overreacting in the ways described here by Meg McLain, only terrorists, government bigshots, cokeheads, and TSA perverts will be flying the friendly skies. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

David Limbaugh: Americans "Less Safe" at Home and Abroad

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2010, 09:42 AM

Such are the "fruits of Obama's Muslim outreach," says the author of Crimes Against Liberty in his latest column.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nancy Pearcey at Human Events Says Secular "Values" Crippling U.S. Response to Radical Islam

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2010, 06:52 AM

Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey is writing a series of columns for Human Events based on her new book Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning.

"Secular Values No Defense Against Mosque" is the first of these columns, published today.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Practice Tolerance, Infidel -- or Else!

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2010, 09:01 AM

Michelle Malkin writes:

Shhhhhhh, we're told. Don't protest the Ground Zero mosque. Don't burn a Koran. It'll imperil the troops. It'll inflame tensions. The "Muslim world" will "explode" if it does not get its way, warns sharia-peddling imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Pardon my national security-threatening impudence, but when is the "Muslim world" not ready to "explode"?

Comment: Violence, even if couched in appeals to tolerance, is the logical endgame of any "faith" (religious, political, scientific, or philosophical) that has carved out for itself an enclave that is untouchable by reason, evidence, and the need to correspond to life in the real world.

Such "faith" is the application of coercion, up to and including physical violence, by other means. Such "faith," as a mere "value statement," is anti-mind, anti-freedom, anti-Man, and anti-God.

It is either the self-inflicted violence of irrational commitment or the other-inflicted violence of hand-grenades and jets into skyscrapers. And politicians, including U.S. presidents, who buy into such a faith will find themselves setting up a machinery of oppression to protect their power from facts, questions, checks and balances, and other legitimate protections against abuse.

In contrast is the openness to verification, and therefore the humanity, of the Founding vision as expressed in the Declaration and safeguarded in the Constitution.  It is a vision of human beings as individuals called to think and act on the basis of that which is true to reality, not as a blind leap, but as a commitment of the whole person on the basis sufficient, verifiable information.

This provides an adequate philosophic basis for both intellectual and political freedom. Apart from it is the kind of personal, intellectual, and cultural fragmentation, and therefore, weakness, Nancy Pearcey has written about in the just-published Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning.

Consistent with the Declaration worldview, this humane vision is rooted ultimately not in "religious" "values," blind matter, impersonal nature, nor in an absolute eternal nothingness that burps alien human beings into existence by chance, but in a knowable Creator who thinks, acts, and feels, and who acts into verifiable history so that free-thinking individuals can evaluate competing truth-claims (in religion, politics, science, or philosophy) for their fidelity to reason and fact and for their ability to explain the phenomena under question.

Tolerance apart from truth is slavery.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War
Christmas Spirit in the Dirt

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tree-Hugger Terrorizes Discovery Channel

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2010, 09:57 AM

"Environmental extremist James Lee was shot and killed by police Wednesday evening after a four-hour hostage standoff at the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Md.," writes Emily Miller at Human Events.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cordoba Mosque Protesters to Rally Near Ground Zero

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2010, 01:28 PM

"A grassroots coalition of groups opposing the Cordoba House Islamic center and mosque’s placement at Ground Zero will protest its construction Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Park 51 site, on the northeast corner of West Broadway," reports The Daily Caller.

Speaker Pelosi's Dangerous America
No 9/11 Mosque!

Monday, August 2, 2010

War on Terror at the Mexican Border

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2010, 07:12 AM

"The border situation, at its core, is not an economic issue, a cultural issue, or a race issue. It's a national security issue," writes Norah Peterson at American Thinker.

Obama Attacks: Sinking the Arizona ... People
Arizona's Constitutional Authority to Declare War 
Half of Americans Reject Obama's Immigration Lawsuit 
Hey, Obama, Show Us Your Papers 

Fact: Obama on Illegals Fails His Oath of Office

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Church: "We Will Burn the Koran"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2010, 11:57 AM

From a Facebook page titled the "International Burn a Koran Day":

On September 11th, 2010, from 6pm-9pm, we will burn the Koran on the property of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL in remembrance of the fallen victims of 9/11 and to stand against the evil of Islam. Islam is of the devil!

In the Creator-given and humane spirit of "testing everything," Islam and the Koran, as with all religious systems (along with statements scientific, political, philosophical, activist, and so on), ought to be open to critique, consideration, and discussion for their ability to coherently explain the phenomena under question. 

The kind of "trust" demonstrated in the Biblical data parallels the kind of liberty set forth in the Declaration: It is a reality-oriented commitment rooted in verifiable, rational evidence about God, Man, the cosmos, and life in a beautiful but broken world.

It concerns knowable truth that sets real people free -- free from false religion, harmful ideology, poor philosophy, and enslaving politics. But it is also a freedom to -- a freedom to live as wholistic human beings in creative community with God and Man.

It is crucial to stand and resist evil: hence armies, police, guns, locked doors, self-defense, as well as protective information from the Creator.

There is little doubt that burning a Koran at a church will attract attention. Whether Koranic combustion forms effective critique, however, remains to be seen. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Murder Watch: Obama's Lockerbie Problem

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2010, 03:57 PM

"Last week, Barack Obama said that his administration had been 'surprised, disappointed and angry' in August 2009 when the British government freed the Islamic jihadist Abdelbeset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, who murdered 270 people by bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988," writes Robert Spencer at Frontpagemag.com.

This week, after the failure of the U.S. government to keep secret a letter written by one of its diplomats, it seems that Obama & Co. argued for the "compasionate release" (as preferable to a prisoner transfer) of the Pan Am mass murderer and hence may not have been entirely surprised, etc., by the turn of events after all.

Spencer suggests two questions for Obama:

The key question that should be posed to Barack Obama today is why he believed that "compassionate" release was preferable for this remorseless mass murderer than time in a Libyan jail. And if his administration approved of al-Megrahi’s "compassionate" release, or at least had green-lighted it as a possibility before it occurred, why were U.S. officials "surprised, disappointed and angry" when it actually happened? Were any quid pro quos involved, either from Libya, whose strongman Muammar Gaddafi has lavishly praised Obama, or from Great Britain?

Obama should also be asked, if the White House press corps were not so anxious to further the President’s agenda, why this monster deserved any kind of compassion whatsoever, even if the reports about his terminal cancer had been true. Why should Abdelbeset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, of all people, not die in prison for his pitiless crime of blowing an airplane out of the sky four days before Christmas and killing everyone on board? Isn’t even the contemplation of "compassionate release" for such a man a miscarriage of justice for those who were killed, and an indication of a moral myopia staggering in its severity on the part of British authorities and Obama?

Moral myopia? How about moral relativism?

Recall that according to the Obama White House, we Americans are no longer fighting a "war on terror." You see, "terror" is "evil," and "evil" is so absolutely yesterday (especially the evil of Islamic terror). Instead, U.S. foreign policy consists of managing various "overseas contingency operations" (or some such similar boilerplate).  

In one of these "operations," 270 human beings created in the image of God are murdered. In another of these operations, the murderer goes free. "Compassionately." In the end, "all" is one.

Think of this as life in a nonjudgmental Darwinian universe where the religiously supreme secular state operates in a relativistic vacuum and survives in an ethically silent cosmos. According to this theory, ethics are really just "values" that those rich in power impose as they see fit, the polls allow, victim groups demand, or the political temptations of the moment entice.

For human beings who have not given into the machine, however, screams in the night sky over Scotland declare the unalienable dignity of Man. Their blood cries out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pink Floyd Duo Reunite for Charity With Terror Links?

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 07:03 PM

"Fans had assumed their Live 8 collaboration was their last hurrah, but Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters have put their differences aside to perform on stage for charity once more," reports the UK Independent. "The musicians, who fell out in the early 1980s, performed at a fundraising event hosted by Jemima Khan to help Palestinian children."

According to the Independent, the "performance by the bass player and guitarist was for the Hoping Foundation (Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation), organised by Bella Freud."

As a fan of Pink Floyd, seeing Gilmour and Waters together again is terrific, and to do so for charity is equally appealing. 

However, this particular "charity" may be problematic. In June 2008, blogger Debbie Schlussel reported that the Hoping Foundation is a "front-group for HAMAS and other Islamic terrorist groups." Her reporting was picked up Muslims Against Sharia.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Brit Ambassador Praises Terrorist Sheikh

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 09:40 PM

"Hizbullah spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammed Fadlallah, who authorized suicide bombings and other attacks killing hundreds of people, was 'a true man of religion' whose death last week left Lebanon 'a lesser place,' according to British Ambassador to Lebanon Frances Guy. The world 'needs more men like him,' she said," reports Arutz Sheva.

"Guy's blog entry has since been pulled from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website," the newspaper continues. "However, the British Foreign Office has yet to condemn her statements."

Pearcey Report readers may recall that a "senior CNN editor was fired this week after expressing respect for Fadlallah on the Twitter website. 'Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah . . .  One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot,' editor Octavia Nasr said," as reported by Arutz Sheva.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Germany to Offer Exit Hotline for Islamic Terrorists Ready to Quit

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2010, 12:06 AM

From Der Spiegel:

Germany has been offering programs for people who want to leave the neo-Nazi scene for years. Now, in a bid to combat the threat of Islamist terrorism, authorities are setting up a telephone hotline for those keen to give up jihad.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Intel: Al Qaeda Training British Muslims

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2010, 11:43 AM

"British intelligence officials are warning that operatives from the international Al Qaeda terrorist organization are training local Muslims to carry out another "Mumbai" attack.

Afraid to Joke About Islam

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2010, 10:52 AM

Entertainment & Terror: A political satirist says "he fears joking about Islam could lead to his death": "I'm writing a line and I think, 'If this goes down badly, I'm writing my own death warrant there'."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Startling Admission From "Witness" to Flotilla "Murder"

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2010, 11:17 PM

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ann Wright "admits she did not see the events," reports IsraelNationalNews.com.

Taliban Execute 7-Year-Old Boy

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2010, 10:32 PM

The boy was "abducted from his home," put on trial for spying for the Afghan government, found guilty, and hanged in public, according to the Daily Mail.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mass Murderer Memorial . . . in Virginia

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2010, 08:24 PM

Beltway Confidential confides: "At the National D-Day Memorial ceremony this past Sunday in Bedford, Va., memorial officials unveiled a bust of USSR dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin. No joke."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Israeli Women Warned: "Leave the Land So We Won't Rape You"

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2010, 09:49 PM

The warning was transmitted on Arab television by a female Egyptian lawyer who proposed sexual harassment of Israeli women as a form of resistance against Israel (video).

This anti-Semitic woman was speaking a couple of years ago, but her call for the explusion of Jewish women from "our Arab countries" is all too current, given the recent anti-Semitic remarks of former White House journalist Helen Thomas.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Source: White House Linked to Flotilla Organizers

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2010, 11:23 AM

"A top adviser to President Obama is the contact person within the White House for communications with the Free Gaza Movement over plans to challenge Israel's blockade of the terrorist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, according to a reputable source close to the Netanyahu government," reports Jerome Corsi at WorldNetDaily.

"The source, a career official whose reliability was established through his tips for the book Why Israel Can't Wait, identified John O. Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, as the contact."

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ayers, Dohrn Helped Organize "Peace" Flotilla

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2010, 08:36 AM

"It's not like these people don't have enough blood on their hands already," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Prepare for War" -- Obama and Media Inspire Violence

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2010, 09:29 AM

Lloyd Marcus of the Tea Party Express offers up "Prepare for war" Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, as a case in point. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pakistani Army Major Arrested in NY Terror Plot

By Rick Pearcey • May 19, 2010, 10:39 PM

From AFP:

A Pakistani army major has been arrested in connection with the failed bombing earlier this month in New York's Times Square, The Washington Post reported.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Why Not Build NYC Memorial to Hitler?

By Rick Pearcey • May 17, 2010, 09:46 AM

Lisa Richards writes at News Real Blog:

Tolerance for actual racists has run amok in America.  Lockstepping to leftist philosophical ideology, no matter how wrong, dangerous, idiotic, or racist, has infected America in high proportions.

Islam, the most xenophobic religion on earth, attacked America on 9/11, massacring over 3,000 human beings, but the atrocity is meaningless to leftists, who cater to racist religions and organizations, while repudiating protection and preservation of America.

The latest slap in the face by government leftists comes from New York City: the Islamic organization Cordoba Initiative wants to build a 13-story Islamic mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, the section of New York City attacked by Islam.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Horowitz Asks UCSD Student: "Will You Condemn Hamas?"

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2010, 07:12 AM

As this interchange available at YouTube reveals, the answer a Hamas-supporting UC San Diego student eventually gives a couple of days ago is more ominous than a mere "No."

There is more on this "confused, chilling cold-blooded woman" at The Anchoress at First Things.

Hat tip: Reader of The Pearcey Report

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Liberals Accuse Tea Partiers of Role in Times Square Terror Attempt

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2010, 12:00 PM

Mike Riggs at Daily Caller begins his analysis with NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg's unfortunate comment that the would-be bomber could have been someone "that doesn't like the healthcare bill."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shotgun-Toting Airman Disarmed at Texas Air Force Base

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2010, 09:59 AM

"A shotgun-toting airman in training at Sheppard Air Force Base is in custody after being confronted outside a dormitory," reports AP. "Spokesman George Woodward says no shots were fired, nobody was hurt and the base 'wouldn't issue a weapon to an airman in training'."

Monday, January 11, 2010

In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2010, 09:09 AM

"A Defense Department review of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has found the doctors overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan's medical training repeatedly voiced concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behavior, yet continued to give him positive performance evaluations that kept him moving through the ranks," reports AP.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sarah Palin: It's a War, Not a Crime Spree

By Rick Pearcey • January 6, 2010, 09:07 AM

Fatal Flaw: "President Obama’s meeting with his top national security advisers does nothing to change the fact that his fundamental approach to terrorism is fatally flawed," writes Sarah Palin on her Facebook page.

"We are at war with radical Islamic extremists and treating this threat as a law enforcement issue is dangerous for our nation’s security. That’s what happened in the 1990s and we saw the result on September 11, 2001," she argues.

"This is a war on terror not an 'overseas contingency operation.' Acts of terrorism are just that, not 'man caused disasters.'

"The system did not work. Abdulmutallab was a child of privilege radicalized and trained by organized jihadists, not an 'isolated extremist' who traveled to a land of 'crushing poverty.'

"He is an enemy of the United States, not just another criminal defendant." (emphasis added)

Read the entire statement from Sarah Palin.

System Is Working: Underwear Bomber's Visa Now Revoked

By Rick Pearcey • January 6, 2010, 08:11 AM

"Under the category of looks-like-about-12-days-too-late, the State Department has announced it is revoking the U.S. visa for suspected Nigerian underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab," writes Andrew Malcolm at the LATimes.

"That will show him and who knows how many others that the Obama administration really means business."

Hat tip: Instapundit

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Bizarro President

By Rick Pearcey • December 30, 2009, 07:41 AM

"72 hours after the Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253, Barack Obama finally checked in with the American people -- while still on vacation in Hawaii," writes J.C. Arenas at American Thinker.

"Will millions of anxious eyes fixated on television screen, the president emerged onto the tubes with an unpresidential look that suggested he had just finished a nightclub scene with Eva Mendes from the sequel to Hitch."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Napolitano: "The System Worked"; King: "Failed in Every Respect"

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2009, 08:17 AM

"Despite the ease with which an alleged terrorist got an explosive aboard a Detroit-bound flight, the Obama administration says the incident shows the U.S. aviation security system worked," reports AP.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Save the SEALS

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2009, 09:25 AM

Heroes on Trial: "In the latest absurdity in the war on terrorism," editorializes the Washington Times, "Petty Officers Matthew McCabe, Jonathan Keefe and Julio Huertas face charges related to the apprehension of Ahmed Hashim Abed, alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four American security contractors in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. The 'war crime' at issue is a punch in the gut."

And after the trial, this may be in order: Let the SEALS run for Congress. They seem to know who the bad guys are.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pelosi Won't Say Whether Osama Bin Laden Should Be Told Has Right to Lawyer, to Remain Silent

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 10:01 PM

Responding to CNSNews, Pelosi said: 

Well, let’s see, how many years has it been? Nine, eight years. Let’s worry about capturing Bin Laden and not worry about your, your question.

One wonders if she gave the same advice to Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, who just yesterday seemed rather unprepared for a similar line of questioning from Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Republicans Threaten to Block Civilian Trials for 9/11 Terrorists

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 09:42 PM

"House Republicans say they'll make Democrats feel the political heat for President Obama's decision to try Sept. 11 attack plotters in U.S. civilian courts by trying to force a vote on a bill to block those trials," reports the Washington Times.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) "and other opponents say the terrorists don't deserve the same rights as U.S. citizens, and worry that holding civilian trials signals a return to the 1990s when the threat from al Qaeda was treated as a criminal matter, not a war," says the Times.

"They also argue that sensitive intelligence information could be revealed in court trials and that the accused could use the trials as a propaganda exercise."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Obama Gives Terrorists Another Reason to Target New York City

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 12:02 PM

Zeroing in Again on Ground Zero: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused in the attacks will be put on criminal trial in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce later Friday," writes Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal.

"This is insane," alerts Erick Erickson at Red State. "There have been reports in the past month about another potential terrorist attack disrupted in New York City. Bringing these high profile terrorist leaders to New York will just put a target on New York again." 

If that doesn't get your attention, there's this from Erick of Red State: "The White House is going to subject these terrorists to criminal trials in civilian courts. They will get all the due process rights of citizens in court and potentially will be able to get access to material evidence in a civilian court that could reveal intelligence we’d prefer them not to have."

The Point: An American president is creating a scenario whereby a) terrorists may be able to blow a huge hole in American intelligence, and b) terrorists have additional motivation to blow another huge hole in NYC, thereby granting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a glorious send-off to virgin territory.

The gods of terror must be smiling.

Obama's "Man-Caused Disaster" Chickens Come Home to Roost

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 06:12 AM

Bad Ideas, Bad Consequences: "President Obama's new Homeland Security doctrine has taken our country from being that world's strongest and most intimidating superpower to a weak and vulnerable nation being singled out by every terrorist organization in the world," writes Neil Braithwaite at American Thinker.

"And make no mistake: Whether homegrown or international, these terrorists want America destroyed at any cost. The Obama administration's Homeland Security doctrine has become no more than a politically correct welcome mat for every Muslim jihadist on the planet."

Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers
Gov. of Alamo State: Obama "Hell-Bent" on Turning America Into Socialist Country

Maybe It's Time to Ask: Has Obama Declared War on America? 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do 

Anti-Muslim Backlash, My Foot

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Maybe It's Time to Ask: Has Obama Declared War on America?

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 03:26 PM

Or Is That a Forbidden Question? One begins to wonder about the direction in which he moves, insofar as Mr. Obama's policies stand in stark contrast to the Constitution, the Declaration, and the Bill of Rights. And insofar as he and his regime seem more concerned with not offending terrorists than with defeating terror and defending the American people.

Based on his language, his behavior, his history, and his policies, you begin to wonder whether Obama really stands for America and her high ideals. Or whether he sees limited government and individual liberty under God as obstacles to be overcome, enemies to be defeated, distractions on the path to a greater, new, and brighter America of which he and his wife can finally be proud.

Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 02:04 PM

Former Clinton Adviser Dick Morris Tells Newsmax: The Obama White House is "deliberately mischaracterizing" the Fort Hood terror attack.

"We're witnessing the fruits of Obama's failures in the war on terror," says Morris.

"That's precisely why he doesn't want it to be called a terrorist act. He doesn't want us to realize that he is responsible, at least on his watch, for the first attack on our soil since 9/11."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saudi Role in Radicalizing U.S. Soliders

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 10:00 AM

Radical Seed, Rotten Fruit: "From the Middle-East Strategy at Harvard site (MESH) comes this thought provoking piece by Gal Luft about how the Saudis converted American servicemen to Islam during the Gulf War and the notion that those seeds have born fruit with the rampage by Nidal Hasan," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Homosexual Blogger Calls Church-Bomb Threat a "Joke"

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 10:09 PM

Demonize and Destroy, All in Good Fun: "A homosexual blogger passed off as a 'joke' a suggestion by a contributor to his website that there might be church bombings because of Christians' refusal to support the homosexual lifestyle," reports WorldNetDaily.

Kill Political Correctness If You Want to Live

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 11:28 AM

The U.S. Military Would Be a Good Place to Start: Otherwise, as David Limbaugh writes, "We're heading the way of Europe in not only our adoption of socialism and smothering of liberty but also our suicidal abandonment of national security. We will survive as a nation only if we radically reverse these trends."

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Grand Deception: Jihadis Among Us

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:48 PM

Joy Tiz writes at the Canada Free Press: 

Steve Emerson is the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, an independent, non-profit organization. Which means Emerson is not beholden to the government nor hamstrung by the lethal political correctness that has infected media and government. Emerson does, however, provide briefings to US government and law enforcement agencies as well as congress. The lack of bureaucratic baggage allows Emerson and his organization to infiltrate and gather intelligence that the government isn’t getting. 

Having accumulated approximately 2500 hours of data, Emerson is putting a documentary together describing the great deception being perpetrated on the West by Islamic extremists and an apologetic media. Emerson’s research has uncovered a troubling narrative currently running: the radical groups cry Islamophobia at any attempt to examine or criticize terrorism. The goal is to convince us that our thinking about Islam as a motivator for terrorism is irrational and extreme. We are already seeing this in Europe with rapid movement toward criminalizing critical statements about Islam. Among the top leaders of this Islamic terrorism apologist movement is, according to Emerson: The New York Times.

Hat tip: Rachel Rose

Big Brother Britain: Monitoring Every Call, Click, and Email

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:10 PM

"I'll Be Watching You" -- "All telecoms companies and internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer's personal communications, showing who they are contacting, when, where and which websites they are visiting," reports the UK Telegraph.

"Despite widespread opposition over Britain's growing surveillance society, 653 public bodies will be given access to the confidential information, including police, local councils, the Financial Services Authority, the Ambulance Service, fire authorities and even prison governors."

Feds: Al Qaeda Video Found in Chicago Man's Home

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 09:31 PM

Chicagoland Osamaland: "Federal prosecutors say a video produced by Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network was found in the home of a Chicago man charged with plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper," reports AP.

General: Loss of "Diversity" More Tragic Than Dead Fort Hood Soldiers

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:32 AM

On ABC's "This Week," Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey said that although what happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, "I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here," reports the Washington Times

I'm sorry, but this smacks of politically correct nonsense. And it's dangerous, to boot. The United States is founded upon the Declaration of Independence, not upon declarations of diversity. The difference in concept and practice is immense.

It's the difference between a George Washington who respects the Constitution and the Declaration and the unique Creator upon whom the content of liberty rests, as opposed to an Obama regime that rejects these foundations and rushes to remake America in the image of race, class, gender, and other passionate envys.

And note the result. While these "diversities" divide and conquer, there is a unity that grows in power: The Washington-centric federal state reigns supreme over all.

You may not hear this on the evening news, but in the hands of pretend gods, diversity is a weakness. And the worship of it seems a surefire way to lose the war on terror. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and the "Allahu Akbar" people probably like that.

Diversity rightly understood can be a strength, but that kind of diversity does not grow on just any tree in the forest. You need the tree of liberty, rooted in the Creator's soil, just like the Founders said.

If the Fort Hood massacre can help remind Americans of who we are, where we came from, and why that matters, then the unnecessary sacrifice of these soliders -- each one of them created in the image of God -- will not have been in vain.

Obama Refuses to Call It Terrorism

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 07:55 AM

Leading to 9-11: "It was his failure to understand the difference between an act of war and a crime that undermined President Clinton’s administration’s anti-terror efforts and led directly to 9-11," writes Dick Morris.

"It would appear that President Obama is going down the same road of denial and minimization of political harm. There may be casualties at Ft. Hood, but Obama is determined that his popularity will not be among them."

Lesson: In the war on terror, when presidents deny, people die.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Obama Snubs Fort Hood to Relax at Camp David

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 03:32 PM

Dan Riehl checked the president's schedule.

What Do Killers, Stalkers, Predators, and Tyrants Have in Common?

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 12:45 PM

No sudden moves, until it's too late.

No Sudden Moves, Until: Hasan's Quiet Manner Hid Hostility

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 12:39 PM

A Face in the Crowd: "At the Silver Spring Muslim community centre, Nidal Hasan was a face in the crowd," writes Chris McGreal at the UK Guardian.

"The army major who shot dead 13 people at a Texas military base the day before he was to be deployed to the Middle East gave no hint of determined views on America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and if he had raised the issue he would have been discouraged at a mosque sensitive to what the neighbours think."

UK Telegraph: FBI Given Fort Hood Killer's Name 6 Months Ago

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 12:06 PM

The Telegraph reports:

Six months ago the FBI was alerted to postings by a blogger called Nidal Hasan on the Scribd website. The author wrote about a US soldier who had died smothering a grenade blast, saying: "Scholars have paralled (sic) this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers.

"If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory."

Muslim Radicals Call Hasan "Officer and a Gentleman"

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 07:15 AM

"Get Well Soon Maj. Nidal We Love You" -- "A website run by radical Muslims today honored Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people at Ford Hood in Texas, as an 'Officer and a Gentleman,' saying his actions should not be denounced," reports WorldNetDaily.

"The massacre yesterday, which also left more than two dozen injured, was called a 'pre-emptive attack' by supporters of the Revolution Muslim website.

"Fort Hood's 9/11" a Politically Correct Massacre

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 06:05 AM

PC Media, PC Army, and PC Barack Hussein Obama May Not Like It, But: "This was a terrorist act," says Ralph Peters at the New York Post.

"When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror. Period."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama Transition

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 12:48 PM

The Plot Thickens: "Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in yesterday's massacre at Fort Hood, played a homeland security advisory role in President Barack Obama's transition into the White House, according to a key university policy institute document," reports Jerome Corsi at WorldNetDaily.

Hat tip: Bill Langhorst

Friday, October 30, 2009

Afghanistan: Obama Stews, We Lose

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2009, 04:04 PM

Stop Dithering: And why it's necessary to win the "war of necessity."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guantanamo Torture Songs

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2009, 03:29 PM

It ain't Guantanamera, but the Washington Post is on the story anyway.

It seems there's a big FOIA look-see to uncover "which songs were blasted at prisoners -- for hours and even days at a time -- as part of interrogations or punishment" at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, writes David Paulin at American Thinker

Just a guess, but among them might be "I Can't Gitmo" by the . . . oh, I forget the name of that group.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Republicans Call for CAIR Investigations

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2009, 10:02 AM

"The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. non-profit Muslim activist group associated with Islamist terrorist groups such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, is reeling under new allegations of highly suspect activity," writes Connie Hair at Human Events

"In a big presser yesterday, spurred by the release of a new book, Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) yesterday asked federal officials to investigate the actions and non-profit status of the controversial group," Hair continues.

"The allegations are contained in a new book, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America, by bestselling author Paul Sperry and veteran federal investigator and counter-terrorism specialist Paul David Gaubatz.  The book says its information was obtained during a six-month undercover sting investigation and 12,000 pages of documentation including CAIR internal memos and emails."

More . . .

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Books: Muslim Mafia -- "Now We Have Proof" Jihadis Infiltrating D.C.

By Rick Pearcey • October 14, 2009, 10:48 AM

Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret World That's Conspiring to Islamize America is offically released tomorrow. Here's a heads-up from WorldNetDaily:

In the wake of the sensational ACORN video sting operation by two young investigators, an even more daring, dangerous and devastating undercover investigation -- this one infiltrating the nation's most aggressive Muslim "civil rights" organization for six months -- has resulted in stunning revelations about the supposedly "moderate" group, backed up by 12,000 pages of documents and 300 hours of covert video obtained during the secret op.

As revealed in a new book detailing the operation and its findings, the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is not the beneficent Muslim civil-rights group it claims to be. Rather, as indisputable evidence now shows, CAIR and other "mainstream" Islamic groups are acting as fronts for a well-funded conspiracy of the Muslim Brotherhood -- the parent of al-Qaida and Hamas -- to infiltrate and destroy the American system.

More . . .

Monday, September 28, 2009

Final Countdown: Nukes, Israel, Iran

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 09:48 AM

"The nightmare scenario of a Middle Eastern nuclear confrontation may yet come to pass," writes Matt Gurney at Frontpage.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Obama's Dangerous UN Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2009, 10:31 AM

Ben Johnson writes at FrontPage:

Barack Obama's UN speech advanced a docrinaire left-wing foreign policy that will hamstring American defense, further sidlines the economy, and leave the nation relying on "law enforcement" to chase down terrorists after the fact. His anti-American statements were offensive, but his substantive proposals could do far more damage. 

Read the entire article.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2009, 07:18 AM

From Matthew Vadum at American Spectator:

The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Anti-Terror TV Debut: Why I Joined "The Wanted"

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 11:55 AM

Roger Carstens writes at Human Events:

Tonight at 10 PM Eastern Standard Time, NBC will debut its controversial show, “The Wanted.” 

The show can best be described as a “follow doc”: news cameras follow a former Navy SEAL, an investigative journalist, a former war crimes prosecutor, and a former Green Beret as they investigate and confront those accused of the most egregious crimes against humanity.

I am the Green Beret.

Read the entire column . . .

Monday, July 13, 2009

Joseph Farah: "I Agree With Rick Warren!"

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2009, 08:37 AM

Writing at WorldNetDaily, this from Joseph Farah:

Rick Warren told the Islamic Society of North America last week that he is not interested in interfaith dialogue; he's only interested in interfaith projects.

I agree with Rick Warren.

So let's get started. I have a project to suggest. It's very simple. It's very straightforward. I think it's a great starting point for Christian-Muslim action.

Let's get Muslims to stop killing and oppressing Christians and Jews around the world.

That would be the speech I would deliver to a group such as the Islamic Society of North America, a front group for the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, which has incubated and supported terrorist organizations such as al-Qaida and Hamas.

More from "I Agree With Rick Warren!" . . .  

Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel
Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren
Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2009, 09:38 AM

"The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry has written an open letter to mega-church pastor Rick Warren in response to his address to a Muslim group with terrorist connections during its annual convention over the Fourth of July weekend," reports OneNewsNow.

"Warren . . . agreed to appear at the recent convention of the Islamic Society of North America and be part of its main session discussing the convention's theme -- 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.' He told the gathering of 8,000 that 'Muslims and Christians can work together for the common good without compromising my convictions or your convictions.'

"Jan Markell, founder of Olive Tree Ministries, comments on Warren's remarks," according to OneNewsNow:

"I'm sorry, that kind of a 'let's all get along' [solution] is not possible -- and what he needed to do was tell them the truth," she contends. "But that is not what Rick Warren does. He does not tell the truth, at least not when he's outside of his Saddleback Church."

More from "Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel" . . .

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rick Warren Does It Again

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 10:13 AM

"While millions of other Americans will be celebrating Independence Day weekend," writes Joseph Farah of WND, "Rick Warren, often called 'America's Pastor,' will be serving as the keynote speaker for a Saudi-backed Muslim group that promotes a radical strain of Wahhabi Islam in about 80 percent of U.S. mosques.

"I don't know about you," says Farah, "but I'm getting tired of Rick Warren's bad judgments."

The problem? "This time Warren will be schmoozing with the Islamic Society of North America, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood -- just as are al-Qaida, Hamas and most other Muslim terrorist organizations."

Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren
Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis

Monday, June 22, 2009

CNN Video: "Death of Neda" Becomes Symbol of Iranian Protests

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2009, 10:08 AM

This chilling video from Iran demonstrates something about the price of freedom, something about the high personal cost of standing up to government tyranny.

Our Founders understood something about this. Do we here at home in the U.S.?

Or have secularized Americans and "Christian" presidents such as Barack Hussein Obama forgotten about unalienable rights endowed by the Creator? Those real human rights, of course, violate the "separation of church and state" written into the "living" U.S. Constitution by the likes of the ACLU.

If that rewrite of history and the Constitution stands, then it may be Tehran today, but America tomorrow, for ideas have consequences. And bad ideas can have evil consequences.

If we despise the Founding Vision -- as elites and secularists preach and teach in Washington, Hollywood, Media, and academia -- one wonders on what basis American individuals and families can really hope to maintain their freedom and dignity.

If Sam Adams Had a Bulldozer
Jon Voight Calls for Resistance to "Obama Oppression"
Independence Day Tea Party Tally Explodes

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dictatorship Watch: Holocaust Museum Shooter a Christian-Hating Socialist

By Rick Pearcey • June 11, 2009, 01:05 PM

Racists, socialists, Marxists, and fascists red and yellow, black and white may want to hold onto their seats and secure their pews.

Writing at Frontpage magazine, Ben Johnson makes the case that "longtime neo-Nazi" James Wenneker Von Brunn "was . . . not . . .     a . . . conservative."

Moreover, writes Johnson, the murder suspect "denounced the Christian faith as a dastardly Jewish conspiracy" and as a "'HOAX' invented by the Apostle Paul to 'DESTROY ROMAN CULTURE' from within by undermining its pagan virility." (Note: The CAPS above, as Johnson points out, "appear in the original.")

One does not mean to be redundant, but the stereotype-challenging information Johnson provides may also upset members of a) the Collaborationist Press and b) the Obama administration.

Why? Because, sadly and tyrannically, many of these folks are also "Christian-Haters." 

They constitute an elitist, secularist axis of those who despise -- in contradistinction to the genius of the Founding Fathers and the Founding Vision -- the humane, liberating, and dictatorship-challenging application of Creator-rooted information and thoughtforms to the public square.

Their way, including the Obama way, is the end of America the free.

The end of their way opens the door to humanity and dignity under God again. That's what the Declaration and Constitution are all about.

According to the evidence, Von Brunn hates this. As does the Washington-Centric establishment.

Jon Voight Calls for Resistance to "Obama Oppression"
Question the Collaborationist Media
Obama Nation's Low View of Christianity
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pure Evil: St. George Tiller -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2009, 08:54 AM

Molotov Mitchell raps a tribute to mass-murderer of babies for money -- the heroic and liberal-sainted baby-killer Dr. George Tiller.

Pro-Life "Smear" Suspected in DOJ Tiller Probe
Collaborationist Media Spike Muslim Convert's Murder of U.S. Soldier
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Ann Coulter: 49 Million to 5

Monday, June 8, 2009

Puke Alert: Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2009, 05:24 AM

Peter Barry Chowka in American Thinker reviews yesterday's 3-hour appearance of William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN's "Book TV."

Chowka writes: "Ayers has gained some notoriety for comments he made that appear to defend his bomb making past (gaining for him in some circles the moniker 'unrepentant domestic terrorist') and for his murky but apparently influential association during the 1990s with the then new-on-the-scene, up-and-coming Chicago politician, Barack H. Obama."

Ayers "personifies the moral bankruptcy of the far left," and Dohrn "comes across as decidely rough around the edges and inarticulate."

More from Chowka on Ayers and Dohrn . . .

Monday, May 18, 2009

Farah: Obama Wants Civil Dialogue Over Murder of Unborn Humans

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2009, 07:48 AM

Go ahead. Make Nice. But Notre Dame party-spoiler Joseph Farah of WND chooses not to play by Obama's pathetic, inhumane, and bloody rules:

If I were presiding over a public policy that called for the murder of unborn babies for any reason or no reason at all, that provided mandatory public funding of those procedures both domestically and in foreign countries, that required doctors and nurses to perform abortions even if they were conscientiously opposed, that permitted experimentations on living human embryos, that promoted even partial-birth abortions outside the womb and that called for the extermination of infants who somehow defied all the odds and managed to survive efforts to kill them before birth, I guess I would want to frame the debate in such a way as to diminish the hideous monstrousness of my morally indefensible position.

He doesn't really want people who recognize what abortion is to approach the debate with "open hearts." He wants us to harden our hearts.  

More on "The Blowback of Notre Dame," by Joseph Farah at WND . . .

Obama OKs Killing Unborn in Notre Dame Speech
Episcopalian High Priestess: "Abortion Is a Blessing!"

What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Obama OKs Killing Unborn in Notre Dame Speech

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2009, 06:47 AM

"After receiving an honorary doctorate in law at the University of Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the school's graduating seniors that sought to legitimize his position in favor of the legal killing of unborn children," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.

"Obama told the graduates of the nation’s most well-known Catholic university that abortion 'has both moral and spiritual dimensions' -- although he did not explain why he had made this conclusion -- and made it quite clear that, even so, he has no intention of moving from his position that it ought to be legal for a pregnant mother to have a doctor kill her unborn child for literally any reason at any stage of pregnancy."

More on Obama at Notre Dame from CNSNews.com.

Episcopalian High Priestess: "Abortion Is a Blessing!"
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Friday, May 15, 2009

Gingrich Blisters Pelosi on Terror, Torture Debate: Audio

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2009, 02:15 PM

This ABC News interview is must listening.

Here's a report from The Note, a blog at ABCNews.com.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby, Killers: The Inverted Conscience of Barack Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 01:57 PM

Imagine the face of a terrorist and then the face of an unborn baby. Which one, according to "care for the least of these" Barack Obama, signifies the "innocent victim" and which one the "dangerous enemy"?

Dan McLaughlin comments at RedState.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Regarding Change: Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Public TV Show Finds Osama bin Laden Not Guilty of 911

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2009, 01:54 PM

An anti-Geert Wilders defense attorney convinced a jury on the Dutch public TV show "Devil's Advocate" that Osama bin Laden's "connection to Sept. 11 was a product of 'western propaganda'," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

RIP: Israel

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 06:53 AM

"If there is to be an Israel two years from now," writes Cliff Thier at American Thinker, "it must flatten the Iranian nuclear program immediately."

But that will not happen, says Thier.

Why? Because bowing, submissive Barack Obama "has made his choice."  

Monday, March 30, 2009

Anti-Jihad Group Helps Fill Ammo Shortage

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2009, 05:37 AM

"An ammunition manufacturer and a non-profit group are teaming up in a unique venture to help address both the short supply of commercial ammo and the need to alert Americans about the threat of radical Islam," reports WND.

"America's Truth Forum [ATF] announced it is making available through its website .223 Remington (5.56) rounds suitable for all sporting and military-style rifles, including the AR-15 and Ruger Mini-14."

"Like gold and silver," says ATF president Jeff Epstein, "ammunition is coming into vogue as an affordable security investment -- a multi-purpose asset that not only protects homes from violent attacks and citizens from tyrannical oppression but a tangible one that could be bartered as collateral during the most troubling economic." 

Monday, March 16, 2009

"I Pledge Allegiance to Obama"?

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2009, 04:49 AM

Sweetness and Light has noticed "Obama's (Highly Creepy) 'Pledge Project'," complete with training videos and a commitment to "I'm asking you to believe." 

Says S&L:

Anyone who is a student of totalitarian regimes, especially Nazi Germany, should recognize this tactic. Mr. Obama has organized his own cadre of Brown Shirts (or, if you prefer, Red Shirts) to agitate for his agenda.

Mr. Alinsky would be proud. And rightly so. For this is simply the continuation of Mr. Obama’s perpetual campaign. A campaign, as we noted at the time, that was modeled on Saul Alinsky’s organizing principles.

Of course, Alinsky, had modeled his methods on the great communist and/or fascist agitators of the past. Hence, the unsettling resemblance to Soviet-style and Nazi Germany agit-prop.

If you think audacious initiatives such as this violate the mission statement of the the United States of America, you're right. "Pledge Projects" or any move that smacks of loyalty oaths to individual leaders, or to a secularistic Washington-centrism for that matter, have nothing to do with the liberating unity and diversity under our true and knowable Creator currently banished by the "faith" agenda of the paternalistic power establishment. The secular state is not God, and Barack Obama is not his prophet.

"Another polarizing move from Barack Obama," writes Thomas Lifson. "His permanent campaign is organizing a political organization loyal to him, bound by a pledge, outside the government and existing party apparatus. The historical precedents are ominous."

Hat Tip: American Thinker.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Execute Rush for Treason?

By Rick Pearcey • March 6, 2009, 04:44 PM

Yep. CNN.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Feminist Courage, Feminist Cowardice"

By Rick Pearcey • February 25, 2009, 10:23 AM

That's how Frontpage boosts an article on feminism, domestic violence, and the Buffalo beheading.

But in addition to "feminist courage" and "feminist cowardice," what about the feminist contradiction?

Out of concern for our neighbor, this must be faced: "Pro-choice" feminists support acts of horrific, slasher violence against humanity every single day of their lives. It's called abortion. 

The point is not that this is an intellectual contradiction, which it is   -- power and choice for me, but not for thee.

Or that this is an ethical contradiction, which it is -- domestic violence inside the womb is an acceptable necessity, but outside the womb is an unacceptable evil.

The point is that pro-abortion feminists have accepted into their bosom a violent contradiction that liberates a spirit of raw will-to-power out into the culture.

In such a setting, consistent with that contradiction, no female is ethically protected or respected: inside the womb or outside the womb; inside the home or at the TV station; in Pakistan or in the U.S.

It's open borders. Contradictions have consequences. Time to rethink.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Christopher Hitchens Beaten, Chased Through Beirut

By Rick Pearcey • February 19, 2009, 08:14 PM

After drinks, an eventful Saturday afternoon.

Geert Wilders Coming to America

By Rick Pearcey • February 19, 2009, 07:59 AM

"Snoozeweek" magazine throws a hissy Fitna, now that the "Flying Dutchman," recently banned from entering merry old England, is heading our way.

Robert Spencer could be blue, but he'd rather sing.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Beheading in Buffalo

By Rick Pearcey • February 18, 2009, 08:41 AM

An Islamic "moderate" backslides -- or does he?

Robert Spencer writes:

Now comes the clearest, most harrowing indication of all that Bridges TV’s founder was not the moderate he appeared to be, but was rather a man who had imbibed deeply the traditional Islamic understanding that women are possessions of men, to be punished severely when they get out of line.

Of course, this singular lesson of the beheading of Aasiya Hassan, who apparently had raised Muzzammil’s ire by filing for divorce, is the one that the mainstream media and the American Muslim community is doing its best to obscure.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CEO of Muslim TV Beheads Wife

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2009, 01:49 PM

Horror. The accused is a "prominent moderate." He founded a TV network to "help portray Muslims in a more positive light."

Slogan: "Connecting people through understanding."

Hat tip: Mitch Majeski