Vice President’s Son on Cocaine

Hunter Biden, VP’s son, booted from Navy after testing positive for cocaine

WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. Read more of this post

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Islamgesetz – Brauchen wir eine Neuauflage?

Das Islamgesetz aus dem Jahre 1912 (RGBl 159/1912) ist – was heute kaum mehr möglich wäre – ein einfaches Gesetz, ohne Schnörkel. Kaum einer kennt den Inhalt, darum wird es auch oft falsch interpretiert. Durch das Gesetz wurden alle Anhänger des Islam hanefitischer Richtung als Religionsgesellschaft anerkannt. Der Verfassungsgerichtshof kippte später die Einschränkung auf hanefitisch (BGBL 164/1988). Allen Moslems in Österreich, gleich welcher Richtung, kommen daher ad personam (!) die Rechte einer Religionsgesellschaft zu. Im Islamgesetz war keine Organisation vorgesehen. Read more of this post

Israel issues travel warning for western Europe

In light of the return of many jihadists from fighting in Syria and Iraq to their home countries, counter-terrorism unit advises Israelis use caution when traveling abroad during High Holy Days.
Israelis and Jews in western Europe could be the target of terror attacks from global jihadists, the National Security Agency’s counter-terrorism unit said Monday, as it issued travel warning for Europe ahead of the High Holy Days. Read more of this post

Die Zentrale der Extremisten

In Österreich geht eine sogenannte Islamische Glaubensgemeinschaft um, die unter ihrem Dach den Großteil der extremistischen und terrornahen Gruppen und Grüppchen vereinigt. Bemerkenswert, aber wenig beachtet: Die Islamische Glaubensgemeinschaft ist weder als Religionsgesellschaft anerkannt noch als Verein registriert. Read more of this post

Obama praises Ho Chi Minh

Vietnamese Dictator Responsible for Torture of American POWs

On 25 July, Barack Obama met with the current dictator running Vietnam. During a statement, though, Barack Obama issued praise for Ho Chi Minh, who lead the North Vietnamese against the United States and was responsible for the torturing of American POWs, including the late George Day and Senator John McCain (R-AZ). Read more of this post

Federal judge rules D.C. handgun ban unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying guns outside of a person’s home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.
The ruling from U.S. District Judge is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws in the District; In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision striking down the city’s 32-year-old ban on handguns. Since then, the city has rewritten its laws, lawsuits have been filed and even Congress has waded into the fight. Read more of this post

Al-Baghdadi, the caliph, and Pakistan

Who will bell the cat?

The ISIS, which broke all records of brutality set by previous militant organisations, has decided to call the areas under its control the “Islamic State”. It has also anointed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph for the entire Muslim world. Once the Islamic State has stabilised itself in the swathes of the Syrian and Iraqi territory, it will seek the allegiance of all Muslim states, organisations and leaders for the new caliph. In the primitive days the custom was to send a messenger carrying the Holy Koran in one hand and a sword in the other and the ruler was asked to choose one of the two. In the modern world the same message can be sent even more effectively. The ISIS has been aptly described as a social media powerhouse. Read more of this post

With ISIL surging in Iraq, Europe fears rise in “jihadi-tourists”

BERLIN — After being injured fighting the Syrian government, 31-year-old Mohannad reached his home in Frankfurt, Germany, with a simple plan: rest, recuperate, then rejoin the fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Read more of this post

Malaysia bolsters ISIL (ISIS) with praise and child suicide bombers

WASHINGTON — Following months of anti-Shia vitriol in Malaysia, news sources have confirmed that dozens of Malaysians, including young children, have been recruited by ISIS as suicide bombers. According to Malaysian newspaper The Star, “Ahmad Tarmimi has the dubious honour of being Malaysia’s first suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.” Tarmimi conducted a suicide attack last month that resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen Iraqi military members. Read more of this post

The fierce ambition of ISIL’s Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has risen from anonymity to become the feared leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

As its feared and fearsome leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi personifies the brutality, determination and ambition of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Not since Osama bin Laden has a leader been held in such reverence among Sunni fighters, scored such stunning and shocking victories, and threatened so much of the established order. Read more of this post

Voter-ID Myth Crashes

Enough non-citizens vote to decide close elections, a new study shows. Guess which party they favor? Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We’ll get to that.
Voter-ID laws, passed by thirty states so far, are efforts by legislatures to ensure the integrity of votes. Being asked to show a photo ID can diminish several kinds of fraud, including impersonation, duplicate registrations in different jurisdictions, and voting by ineligible people including felons and non-citizens.
The Democrats have made a number of arguments against voter-ID laws. They argue a) that the problem of voter impersonation or in-person voter fraud is nonexistent; b) that black and poor voters are more likely than others to lack a valid ID; and c) that Republicans are attempting to “suppress” the votes of Democratic constituencies in a bid to revive Jim Crow.
To believe a), you must assume that Americans, who engage in widespread tax evasion (an estimated $2 trillion in income goes unreported), insurance fraud (an estimated $80 billion dollar’s worth in 2006), identity theft (15 million victims annually), and thousands of other deceptions and crimes large and small are perfect angels when they step into the voting booth. Vote fraud simply “doesn’t exist,” pronounced Attorney General Eric Holder.
It’s extremely difficult to track vote fraud. Most states put only half-hearted efforts into purging their voter-registration rolls of the dead or those who’ve moved out of state. Prosecutions for vote fraud are rare. But prosecutions for perjury are rare, too — and not because it “doesn’t exist.” Earlier this year, the Virginia Voters Alliance found that more than 44,000 people were simultaneously registered to vote in Maryland and Virginia. Catherine Englebrecht’s True the Vote found some 6.9 million overlapping voter registrations in the 28 states they examined. For those unburdened by conscience who live close to the border, it’s more than possible to vote early and often.
Being registered in more than one jurisdiction doesn’t prove that you committed fraud, only that you’ve arranged things to permit it or that you’ve overlooked, perhaps by absent-mindedness, this detail of good citizenship. But persuasive evidence that vote fraud is both real and consequential has appeared. A new academic paper published in the journal Electoral Studies provides evidence of voting by non-citizens that directly contradicts the Democrats’ “nothing to see here” mantra. Under the neutral headline “Do Non-Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections?” three professors from Virginia universities answer in the affirmative. Using an enormous database of voters nationwide (32,800 from 2008, and 55,400 in 2012), the authors find that about one-quarter of the non-citizens who participated in the survey were registered to vote.
Studying survey responses, the authors judge that non-citizen voters tend to favor Democratic candidates by large margins.
In many states, their participation wouldn’t be large enough to make a difference, but in North Carolina in 2008, the authors calculate, non-citizens may well have tipped the state into Obama’s column. “So what?” you may say. Even if John McCain had won that state, it wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the national election. True, but remember the presidential race in 2000? Remember “hanging chad” Florida?
Several House seats, and one very significant Senate seat, were probably won by Democrats on the strength of illegal votes. In 2008, the authors note, Senator Al Franken won by just 312 votes in Minnesota. That seat was the sixtieth vote to give Democrats a filibuster-proof supermajority to pass major legislation such as Obamacare. “[Voting] participation by just 0.65 percent of non-citizens in Minnesota is sufficient to account for the entirety of Franken’s margin,” the authors write. “Our best guess is that nearly ten times as many voted.”
Voter-ID laws will not prevent non-citizens from voting. Green-card holders and even illegal aliens get driver’s licenses. But that’s not an argument against voter ID. It’s an argument for issuing driver’s licenses that specify non-citizenship.
As for blacks being “targeted” by voter-ID laws, a study by Reuters found almost no difference (2 versus 3 percent) in the number of white and black voters who lacked ID.
Voting is a semi-sacred act of civic religion. Trust that only those eligible are determining our future as a nation is the foundation of civic peace. Voter-ID laws should be just one part of ensuring voter integrity. When Democrats resist those measures, it only feeds suspicion that they’re trying to steal elections.

(Mona Charen)

Arab world: Has the penny finally dropped?

Is the UK’s decision to order a review of the Muslim Brotherhood a sign the West is beginning to see the organization’s true motives?

Since the start of the ill-named “Arab Spring,” the Muslim Brotherhood has been very much in the news.
Coming to power through democratic elections in Egypt and Tunisia, they were toppled within a short time by the people, who discovered their true intentions. Read more of this post

Die Kultus–Bombe

Über Jahrhunderte war in Österreich der Staat mit religiösen Organisationen verstrickt, besonders der römisch-katholischen Kirche. Die kirchlichen Einflüsse und die teils heftigen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen katholischen und protestantischen Richtungen hinterließen ihre Spuren. Read more of this post

The Real Moazzam Begg

Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested earlier today as part of raid conducted by counterterrorism officials in the UK. Begg has spent most of his time living in the UK following his release from Guantanamo in 2005. He is one of the most prolific anti-Guantanamo advocates. Read more of this post

Salafisten in guten Händen

Heute wurde in Deutschland der Terrorist Sven Lau verhaftet, einer der Hauptvertreter der sogenannten Salafisten-Szene. Lau, auch unter dem Kampfnamen Abu Adam bekannt, wird die Vorbereitung einer schweren staatsgefährdenden Straftat und andere Delikte vorgeworfen. Read more of this post