UK: Muslim Labour Candidate Favored To Be Next Mayor Of London Accuses Moderate Muslims Of Being “Uncle Toms”…

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Via Telegraph:

Sadiq Khan was accused of being unfit to become London’s next mayor after footage emerged of him describing moderate Muslims of being “Uncle Toms”.

Labour is under fresh pressure over its handling of racism and anti-Semitism in the party amid revelations its London mayoral candidate used a racial slur, and criticism from the Chief Rabbi.

Ephraim Mirvis said Labour had a “severe” problem with anti-Semitism that would get worse if the party’s inquiry into the issue was used as “sticking plaster” to placate voters.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set up an independent investigation into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism within the party as the row over the handling of controversial comments by prominent figures continued to engulf the party.

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AP Runs Hit Piece On Navy SEAL Killed By ISIS In Iraq Because He Was “Close” To His “Disgraced” Grandfather, Charles Keating…

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Speaking of disgraceful.

PHOENIX (AP) — He was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner who was the grandson of an Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.

Charlie Keating IV went on to run track at Indiana University, attend the Naval Academy and become a Navy SEAL based out of San Diego, California.

Keating, 31, died Tuesday in Iraq in an Islamic State group attack near the city of Irbil. […]

Keating’s grandfather, Charles H. Keating Jr., who died in 2014 at age 90, was the notorious financier who served prison time for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s.

The scandal also shook the political world. Five senators who received campaign donations from Charles Keating Jr. — McCain, Democrat Alan Cranston of California, Democrat John Glenn of Ohio, Democrat Donald W. Riegel Jr. of Michigan and Democrat Dennis DeConcini of Arizona — were accused of impropriety for appealing to regulators on Keating’s behalf in 1987.

Keating’s grandfather was sent to prison when Charlie was a small child and other children reportedly made fun of him.

“What happened in the past, I really don’t care. I’m really close to him,” the younger Keating told the Republic in May 2004 when he ran in the Class 4A state track and field championships in suburban Mesa, Arizona, and his grandfather watched him compete for the first time.

First Islamic Sharia University Opens In Rome…

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Pope Francis overjoyed.

In the very heart of Christianity, Muslim students in Rome can now enroll through the local “Dar al Salam” mosque in Egypt’s Al-Azhar University to train to become imams.

The prestigious Cairo university is a reference point for the Sunni Muslim world, with a yearly enrolment of some 90,000 students. Al-Azhar University is associated with the Egyptian mosque of the same name, and is one of the chief centers of Islamic learning in the world.

It is also alma mater to a number of notorious Sunni clerics, including Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the principle ideologues behind the Muslim brotherhood.

The unauthorized “Dar al Salam” mosque has been at the center of controversy especially since erecting a minaret in 2012 to the consternation of the local population.

The mosque’s new alliance with the Al-Azhar University, known for its ties to Islamic fundamentalism, will not help to quell people’s concerns that the house of worship could become a breeding ground for extremism.

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Top U.S. Intel Official: ISIS Can Stage Europe-Style Attacks In America…

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Least shocking news of the day.

Washington (CNN) – ISIS has the capability to stage a Paris-style attack in the U.S. using local cells to strike in multiple locations and inflict dozens of casualties, according to the Obama administration’s top U.S. intelligence official.

“They do have that capacity,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN’s Peter Bergen in an exclusive interviews on “AC 360” on terrorism, Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda’s most virulent offshoot — ISIS.

“That’s something we worry about a lot in the United States, that they could conjure up a raid like they did in Paris or Brussels,” where March attacks on a train and at an airport left 32 dead and 300 people injured, Clapper said. The November Paris attacks killed at least 130.

However, President Barack Obama and some of his other security advisors spoke of the threat in less stark terms and emphasized efforts to protect the U.S.

Obama told Bergen that “we, here in the United States, face less of a threat than Europe” from ISIS. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said “whether or not” ISIS can attack the U.S., the administration would do “our utmost to try to prevent it.”

Still, Obama said, “The Paris-style attack, the Brussels style attack is the challenge that we’re going to continue to face.”

Kerry Warns Syria’s Assad: There Will Be “Repercussions” If He Breaks Ceasefire…

Please, people, stop laughing, he’s serious this time.

Via Reuters:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of “repercussions” if he does not stick to a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States and move forward with a political transition aimed at ending Syria’s war.

But Kerry said he still hoped diplomatic efforts could restore a nationwide Feb. 27 ceasefire to include Aleppo, which has felt the brunt of increased fighting in recent weeks.

“If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions, and one of them may be the total destruction of the ceasefire and then go back to war,” Kerry told reporters a day after emergency meetings in Geneva.

“I don’t think Russia wants that. I don’t think Assad is going to benefit from that. There may be even other repercussions being discussed,” he added.

It was unclear what Kerry meant by repercussions. Obama administration officials previously warned of consequences for Assad’s action in the country’s long-running civil war, but critics say Washington has failed to follow through with a more aggressive response.

Appeals Court Reverses Ban On Sheriff Joe Arpaio Workplace Raids…

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Sanity prevails?

Via AZ Central:

A federal appeals court has lifted a judge’s ruling that effectively blocked Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from conducting his controversial workplace raids.

Monday’s decision from a panel of judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a preliminary injunction issued last year by U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. Campbell is presiding over a class-action lawsuit against Arpaio, County Attorney Bill Montgomery and the state of Arizona.

It is unclear how the ruling will affect day-to-day operations of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Arpaio said Monday that he was talking with his attorneys about the next steps.

“I’m happy with the decision,” he said. “I’m looking at all the options.”

The underlying lawsuit, filed by Puente Arizona and other civil-rights advocates, challenges the merits of two state laws that make it a felony for undocumented immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work.[…]

The plaintiffs said the laws were less about public safety and instead designed to work as a deportation machine. In this vein, they said, the state laws were pre-empted by federal immigration rules.

Campbell’s January 2015 ruling tended to agree, and said the laws likely would be found unconstitutional. His injunction barred Arpaio’s deputies from executing their workplace raids and Montgomery’s office from using the laws to prosecute.

Monday’s opinion, issued by Senior District Judge Robert S. Lasnik and Circuit Judges Barry G. Silverman and Richard C. Tallman, acknowledged that while some applications of the laws may conflict with the federal government, this wasn’t the case when they were used to prosecute U.S. citizens.

“These bills were passed, at least in part, in an effort to solve some of Arizona’s problems stemming from illegal immigration,” the opinion stated. “But these bills were also aimed at curbing the growing and well-documented problem of identity theft in Arizona.”

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HT: Doug Ross

Father-Daughter Dance At South Carolina Elementary Canceled Following Complaints Of Not Being Inclusive…

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Another victory for the minority of the offended.

Via WISTV:

Plans for a father-daughter dance at a Midlands elementary school have hit a wall following complaints by some parents.

For the last five years, Brockman Elementary in Forest Acres has held a “Father Daughter Dance.” During that time, they have raised $2,000 for PTO funds. The move to cancel the dance comes after complaints from a few parents who feel the dance is not inclusive.

The principal and the school’s Parent Teacher Organization mutually decided to cancel the dance and refund the money already collected. Richland One School District Communications Director Karen York says the flyer for the dance states that anybody is allowed.

York says as a public school, they make extra effort to be an all-inclusive school.

“There were a few parents that did not think the father-daughter dance was inclusive, when actually, it was at all times,” York said. “It was never an event that was exclusive to only fathers and daughters. Mothers and anyone else who wanted to show up at the dance were certainly welcome to attend.”

“Right now, the principal is in communication with those parents that raised concerns about the father-daughter dance, as well as the vast majority of the other parents at the school,” York said.

The cancellation sent parents questioning the school’s move to cancel the dance.

“There are father-daughter dances that are held at other schools, have been held at Richland One, and other districts here in Columbia, as well as across the country,” York said. “In this particular instance at Brockman, there were some parents fewer than 10 who raised concerns about father-daughter dance. So again they responded to that and the whole focus is to have a special occasion for all students and all parents, and we certainly hope that will take place next week.”

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Cuban Man Invoking Obama Waves American Flag As First U.S. Cruise Ship Arrives In Havana, Promptly Arrested By Castro’s Goons…

I’m shocked… said nobody.

Via Free Beacon:

A Cuban dissident waving an American flag in Havana where a U.S. cruise ship docked Monday was arrested as the boat pulled in.

Video footage showed Daniel Llorente standing on a pier while the flag draped across his back as locals help up phones and cameras to record the historic voyage.

Fox News Latino reported that Llorente was making a speech about liberty when government officials detained him. Despite the U.S. restoring relations with the communist nation last year, the Castro regime still restricts freedom of speech.

One woman who confronted Llorente told him he was making a “clown” of himself.

“The American flag. What are you doing, for God’s sake?” she said.

Llorente replied that he was carrying a “symbol of American pride,” adding that he was “not scared of the government.”

“As Obama said, if you want liberty, it’s the people who will have to make it happen,” he said, referring to a speech the president made while visiting Cuba. “I’m here to show Cubans and the world that yes, we can.”

As the Carnival cruise ship nears, the video shows police manhandling Llorente into a patrol cruiser as he gripped tightly to his American flag. The crowd cheered the arrest as the car pulled away.

Iran Renews Commitment To Jihad Against Israel…

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(Obama winks)

Via Free Beacon:

Senior Iranian leaders on Tuesday renewed their commitment to violent resistance against Israel during meetings with top leaders of the Islamic Jihad terror group, according to recent remarks.

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament, held a Tuesday meeting in Tehran with Ramadan Abdullah, secretary general of the Islamic Jihad group. Following the powwow, Larijani affirmed Iran’s commitment to the terrorist fight against Israel.

“Intifada is an important opportunity for Palestine and you should endeavor to keep this stream alive and God will help you on the path of Intifada until victory,” Larijani was quoted as saying in the country’s state-controlled press.

The Islamic Jihad leader reportedly thanked the Iranian official and claimed that “Intifada is the only way for Palestinians to gain freedom and get rid of their cumbersome situation,” according to the report.

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Social Justice Warriors ‘Scuffle’ Over Confederate Flags In Greenville, SC…

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Encounters initiated by the social justice warriors is a scuffle, not an attack.

Via WHNS:

Two groups are pointing fingers at one another over who is to blame for a scuffle in downtown Greenville that was caught on camera over the weekend and has been circulating on social media.

A group of people said they were leaving a Sons of Confederate Veterans memorial service at a cemetery near downtown, carrying Confederate, American, and South Carolina state flags when they encountered another group along Main Street, who they say heckled and attacked them because of their Confederate flag.

The video shows the people cursing at one another and appear to get into a scuffle.

Tim Arnold, who was seen carrying a flag in the video, said the hecklers they encountered yanked a flag away from a five-year-old girl.

“Just because you don’t like something or don’t agree with somebody, you don’t just get to take their stuff away from them, you don’t get to hit them, you don’t get to spit on them.

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Open Thread: Indiana Primary Results…Update Trump Wins Indiana…Update Hillary And Bernie Neck And Neck…UpdateBernie Wins

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We’ll let you know as the returns come in.

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All Hail Diversity! Obama Reportedly To Designate Historic Gay Dive Bar As National Monument…

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The legacy of Obama will go down in history.

Via Washington Times:

President Obama will reportedly mark Pride Month in June by designating part of a New York neighborhood surrounding the Stonewall Inn as the nation’s first gay rights national monument.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, plan a listening session to solicit community response in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in lower Manhattan next week. Mr. Obama hopes to make a final designation handing the land to the National Park Service in June.

According to a report in The Washington Post, “barring a last-minute complication” possibly related to land titles, Mr. Obama’s declaration will cover a sliver of green space known as Christopher Park, the famous drag bar (which is still in operation), and several of the narrow nearby streets where New York City gay life was centered in the late-1960s.

The White House would not confirm the report.

Mr. Nadler and Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York Democrat, kicked off a campaign in September to create a national park honoring the Stonewall uprising, a series of riots by members of the gay community against a police raid at the bar in June 1969. It is considered a defining moment in the modern gay rights movement.

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Breaking: Ted Cruz Suspends His Campaign…

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Navy Seal Killed By ISIS Is Grandson Of Charles Keating

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Keating died in an Islamic State group attack near the city of Irbil.

He’s the third American serviceman to die in combat in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014, according to military officials.

Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who also was the cousin of former Olympic swimming champion Gary Hall Jr.

Keating’s grandfather, Charles H. Keating Jr., who died in 2014 at age 90, was the notorious financier who served prison time for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s

Charlie Keating, 31, attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy SEAL based out of Coronado, Calif.

A 2004 graduate of Phoenix’s Arcadia High School, Keating was city and region champion in the 1,600-meter run as a sophomore, junior and senior.

He earned all-city and first-team all-state honors as a senior, according to Indiana University, where he ran in college.

Obama Refusing To Call Navy Seal Killed By ISIS On Front Lines A ‘Combat’ Death

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Because then he’d have to admit they were in combat, and ‘boots were on the ground’.

Via Townhall:

Tuesday morning Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a Navy SEAL operating as an advisor to Peshmerga forces was killed on the front lines against ISIS. Carter specifically said the SEAL was killed in combat after he was shot when ISIS soldiers broke through an Iraqi forces checkpoint and made their way to Peshmerga territory just outside of Mosul.

Despite the classification by Carter that the casualty was in fact a combat death, the White House is still refusing classify the role of U.S. troops in Iraq as combat. Since 2014, three U.S. service members have been killed in the war against ISIS.

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BREAKING: Robber Threatens To Blow Up Bank In Florida, Claims To Be With ISIS…

Time to check the drinking water in Florida.

Via NBC2:

Collier County sheriff’s deputies apprehended a man claiming to be with ISIS who tried to hold up a bank in Golden Gate Estates.

Deputies said he demanded cash at the BB&T location at 15285 Collier Blvd., and threatened to blow up the bank.

The man left in a car which was later spotted on Rockledge Road, where he was taken into custody 10 minutes later with no cash.

The FBI is being notified of the ISIS claim, and Collier deputies said it’s been “some time” since they had a threat of an explosion.

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‘I Have A Lot Of Love For Allah’, FBI Stops Muslim From Bombing Jewish Center

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Via CBN:

The FBI has thwarted a terrorist plot to bomb a Jewish center in Miami.

The 40-year-old suspect, James Medina, is being charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against the Aventura-Turnberry Jewish Center.

Authorities say he converted to Islam about four years ago, and in court Monday he told the judge his name is now “James Mohammad.”

The would-be terrorist said he wanted to carry out the attack because, “I have a lot of love for Allah.”

“I know that all these, all these wars are going on, it hurts me too – you know? It’s my call of duty,” Mohammad said.

Mohammad reportedly planned to attack a synagogue on a Jewish holiday like Yom Kippur by shooting attendees with an AK-47.

But the complaint filed against him in court reveals he later switched to the idea of a bomb because he wanted to ensure a clean getaway. He tried to retrieve that bomb from an FBI informant on Friday.

His former in-laws say Mohammad was previously arrested for threats of violence against the family. But it didn’t end there.

“I am kinda not surprised about it because he has threatened to shoot up a church before,” said Jimmy Han, Mohammad’s ex-brother-in-law.

HT: SM

Clinton Campaign Made Payments To Hard Drive And Document Destruction Company

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If it is destroying evidence to cover her trail, more potential criminal actions.

Via Free Beacon:

The Hillary Clinton campaign made multiple payments to a company that specializes in hard drive and document destruction, campaign finance records show.

The payments, which were recorded in February and March of 2016, went to the Nevada-based American Document Destruction, Inc., which claims expertise in destroying hard drives or “anything else that a hard drive can come from.”

“Our hard drive destruction procedures take place either at your site or at our secure facility in Sparks, NV,” the company’s website states. “This decision is yours to decide based on cost and convenience to you. In either situation, the hard drive will be destroyed by a shredding.”

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