Geopolitics, Islamic State and the odd contempt for American law by the American executive branch: Links 2 on March 4 – 2015

1. Muslim faith group finds device that protects from terrorism by using pig’s blood, apparently far more offensive than terrorism.

(I think for the rest of us, if a person invented a device that prevented terrorism by exploiting any phobia we may have, we would be fully grateful. Unless of course we supported terrorism. In which case, yes, we would find it offensive. In this case though it is fully defensive and therefore should be embraced, especially, one would imagine, by muslims who should be tired of being tarred with the terrorism brush. I suppose the real problem is that this device actually might protect against… jihad.)

“It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container of pig blood because they believe that they would be guaranteed not to go to heaven,” Lacy wrote.

The inventor even suggested spraying pig blood on the Israeli border to “eliminate terrorist infiltration”, seemingly failing to notice the Jewish taboo on pork products.

Fiyaz Mughal, director of the interfaith group Faith Matters, said the device has “been created by someone who seeks to humiliate specific faiths”.

“The patent is particularly troubling if used against Jews or Muslims, because it would be deeply offensive and insulting to their faith and beliefs,” Mughal continued

(Jews would likely not care because A. they aren’t committing terror and B. have no issue with pigs blood so long as it isn’t in the food)

2. France has issued warrants for three men wanted for 1982 attacks against a Jewish target

The men, believed to be former members of a radical Palestinian group, have been identified 33 years after the Rue des Rosiers assault.

They now live in Norway, Jordan and the occupied West Bank, French media say. […] The three men are said to have belonged to a group led by Palestinian militant Abu Nidal, which was active in the 1970-80s.

A grenade was launched inside the restaurant, seen here two days later, and gunmen opened fire inside

3. At last. A little good news. Seems Ms. Clinton is now disqualified, at least technically, from being president. More on how she ran this particular deception here. Someone who plays this fast and lose with the rules of course, likely won’t let this stop her as it didn’t stop the current president.

The existence of a personal account that Hillary Clinton used to conduct government business as secretary of state was discovered by the committee and reported by the New York Times.

Clinton’s use of this personal account explains why investigations of the Benghazi terrorist attack — and her culpability in our diplomatic mission’s vulnerability there, the failure to heed warnings and the cover-up afterward — failed to find much email evidence of her direct involvement.

4. Islamic State video attacking checkpoint with tanks in Hama Syria

5. Islamic State suicide attack against the PKK

Thank you Don C., Keven, M., Wrath of Khan, and many more.

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33 Replies to “Geopolitics, Islamic State and the odd contempt for American law by the American executive branch: Links 2 on March 4 – 2015”

  1. Claim of ‘Dirty Money’ in Politics Provokes Uproar in Iran (abcnews, March 4, 2015)

    “Ahead of crucial parliamentary elections, Iranian lawmakers are in an uproar after the country’s interior minister alleged some of the millions of dollars made by drug smugglers in the Islamic Republic fund politicians’ campaigns. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli’s comments may serve as an opening salvo in a potentially bruising campaign for parliament in the Islamic Republic, which is torn between moderates like President Hassan Rouhani and hard-liners who oppose his negotiations with world powers over the country’s contested nuclear program.

    Fazli has made the accusation twice this week and it became the focus of discussions Wednesday in parliament. “If (he) has information about transfer of (dirty) money in recent elections that helped people get to power, he should hand the information over to the judiciary to be investigated,” parliament speaker Ali Larijani said. “Such ambiguous talk has no outcome other than causing unjustified suspicion.”

    Fazli has not specifically named any politician, though he said some 200 trillion rials ($5.9 billion) made from drugs and smuggling course through Iran’s economy….”

  2. Florida teacher accused of calling Muslim student derogatory names

    […]“My name is Deyab-Houssein Wardani,” he said.

    But one day, he says one of his teachers at Cypress Bay High School in Weston called him something else as he walked into class wearing a hoodie because he wasn’t feeling well.

    “She said, “Oh no, the Taliban’s here!” And at first, it was all taken as a joke because I didn’t know what the Taliban was,” said Wardani.

    […]“I want her to be either fired, or suspended for one year without pay,” the father said.

    The Council of American-Islamic Relations is investigating and released this statement: “We are sickened to learn a Broward County school teacher is bullying a Muslim student referring to him as a ‘Rag-head Taliban’. This type of hate speech is rooted in bigotry and misinformation and cannot be tolerated.”

  3. No the blatant criminal actions won’t stop her from running, she thinks she is above the law. About the only thing that will stop her from running is if Obama tries to cancel the election.

        • House committee to subpoena e-mails from Clinton’s personal account

          A House investigative committee is preparing to send out subpoenas later Wednesday to gather a deeper look into former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s nearly exclusive use of personal e-mails to do her official business as the government’s top diplomat, according to people familiar with the probe.

          The House Select Committee on Benghazi, which first discovered Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail based on a home server in its inquiry into a fatal 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is asking for all e-mails related to the attack from all accounts and any other staff members’ personal accounts.

          The subpoenas are expected to go out to the State Department later Wednesday. The move escalates the panel’s conflict with Clinton and could complicate her expected run for president.

          Numerous federal records and legal experts have questioned Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail for government business and whether it violated the Federal Records Act. Her practice was first reported by the New York Times on Monday.

          Committee staff learned of the domain name in reviewing records they obtained this summer, according to one person familiar with deliberations. Staffers later discovered evidence suggesting that “at least a small group of Clinton staffers” was using personal e-mails to conduct government work and correspond with the secretary, the person said.

        • This further destabilizes the Middle East, helping the Shiite in their goal of bringing back the Mahdi. Of course I can’t think of much that is currently possible that doesn’t help them in their quest.

  4. I’m accepting congratulations on Bibi’s behalf.

    Watching him speak, I muttered, “Slow down,” a couple times. Didn’t realize I was holding my breath until I sighed with relief.

    Apparently there was a Bagel Brunch at MIT that attracted a huge crowd. If Bibi’s not re-elected, it will be Israel’s loss. He’s more than welcome here.

    Minor media grumbling, mostly from the Israeli opposition. But here’s a nice one from Commentary.

    Netanyahu’s Masterpiece

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