Because Conservatives? Still No Statement from Obama on Islamist Terror Attack in Texas

Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:31 PM

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President Barack Obama with David Letterman, May 4, 2015, source: CBS via EW

It has been several days and still there is no statement from President Barack Obama about the Islamist terror attack in Garland, Texas Sunday evening.

Two Muslim men, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who were wielding rifles were killed by police after they opened fire outside a ‘Draw Muhammad’ event hosted by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the America Freedom Defense Initiative. One security guard was wounded by the attackers. No one else was hurt.

A check of news reports and the White House website shows no statement either verbal or written by Obama on the attack.

Obama’s silence was noted by Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., on Tuesday:

“POTUS was too busy raking the American Police Officer over the coals again to Al Jazeera yesterday to address the terror incident in Texas.”

The Gateway Pundit reported on Obama’s silence on the attack in articles published Sunday night and Monday afternoon.

Obama posted a statement to Facebook Tuesday on the death of David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, demonstrating that when sufficiently moved, Obama can speak out on a matter he cares about.

“David Goldberg embodied the definition of a real leader – someone who was always looking for ways to empower others. He was generous and kind with everybody, and cared less about the limelight than making sure that the people he worked with and loved succeeded in whatever they did. His skills as an entrepreneur created opportunity for many; his love for his family was a joy to behold, and his example as a husband and father was something we could all learn from. We’re heartbroken by him leaving us far too soon – but we celebrate a remarkable legacy. –bo”

Obama has left it to Press Secretary Josh Earnest to speak on the terror attack in Texas on his behalf. Earnest was questioned by the press on Monday and Tuesday about the attack.

As reported by the Blaze, in Tuesday’s briefing Earnest called the terrorist attack “an attempted terrorist attack” showing the administration acknowledges what happened on Sunday to indeed be a terrorist attack; thus making the lack of a statement by Obama even more of an affront to the victims.

““The thing that we can say definitively is that because of the quick and professional and brave work of local law enforcement officers, an attempted terrorist attack was foiled. That certainly was a testament to the courage and the professionalism of those public servants who were there to keep the peace,” Earnest said.”

There was no statement from the White House Sunday night saying the president was informed of the attack.

There was no statement or comments by Obama on Monday about the attack, even though he made numerous public appearances in New York City including a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman.

There was no statement or comments by Obama on Tuesday about the attack.

Is it because conservatives were attacked that Obama has yet to personally speak out about the attacks?

It’s starting to look that way.

 

ISIS POSTS WARNING: “We Have 71 Trained Soldiers in 15 States” – NAMES 5 TARGETS

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8:59 PM

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ISIS released a new online threat today on JustPasteIt.

The terrorist group says they will murder Pamela Geller and kill anyone who shields her.

The terrorists also say they have 71 fighters in 15 different states and they 23 have signed up already for missions like the failed Sunday attack in Garland, Texas.

Via Sooper Mexican:

Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

“The New Era”

To our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines said in his bayah, “This is the Golden Era, everyone who believes… is running for Shaheed”.

The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her. To those who protect her: this will be your only warning of housing this woman and her circus show. Everyone who houses her events, gives her a platform to spill her filth are legitimate targets. We have been watching closely who was present at this event and the shooter of our brothers. We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah.

We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.

The next six months will be interesting, To our Amir Al Mu’mineen make dua for us and continue your reign, May Allah enoble your face.

May Allah send His peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhummad and all those who follow until the last Day.

Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki

The threat was posted by Abu Al Ameriki.

 

Outrageous: White House Press Corps Blames Victims for Islamist Terror Attack in Texas

Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8:12 PM

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The White House posted a transcript of the press gaggle aboard Air Force One held Monday morning as President Barack Obama traveled to New York City for a day of fundraising, a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman and an event promoting the president’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

While Sunday evening’s thwarted Islamist terror attack on a ‘Draw Muhammad’ event in Garland, Texas was the lead news story Monday morning, the assembled press corps did not ask Press Secretary Josh Earnest about the attack until the fourth question.

The unidentified questioner, or questioners, expressed no concern that Islamists had attacked Americans on American soil. Instead all three questions asked (in a row) about the attack sought to blame the victims.

“Q Can I ask you about the shooting in Texas? Does the White House condemn the contest, and do they hold the organizers responsible for inciting violence?”

“Q Did the organizers at the event incite violence by having that event?”

“Q Did the President find it offensive to have a contest drawing the prophet?”

To his credit, Earnest, speaking for Obama, defended the right of Americans to engage in free expression without being violently attacked. Earnest also did not criticize the organizers of the event, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer with the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Shamefully, no reporters in the gaggle challenged the ‘blame the victims’ premise of the questions.

The press then went on to other topics. However, several questions later one reporter asked an informed question on the attack.

White House transcript of the Q and A on the attack:

“Q Can I ask you about the shooting in Texas? Does the White House condemn the contest, and do they hold the organizers responsible for inciting violence?

“MR. EARNEST: Let me start by saying that the President was informed last night of the violence outside Dallas. There is an ongoing local investigation, so I won’t have a whole lot to say about the specific incident. I will repeat a principle that you’ve heard from me before, which is specifically that there’s no act of expression, even if it’s offensive, that justifies an act of violence. And, again, there have been — we have seen extremists try to use expressions that they consider to be offensive as a way to justify violence, not just in this country but around the world. And in the mind of the President, there’s no form of expression that would justify an act of violence.

“Let me also say that based on the initial reports about what happened in Texas last night, we saw a pretty important and notable display of bravery on the part of first responders who responded promptly to the situation. And because of their courage, the only person that was injured by the two gunmen was a security officer who sustained what I understand to be a relatively minor gunshot wound. And so I think for that, our gratitude goes out to those first responders who acted so bravely and courageously to prevent further bloodshed.

“Q Did the organizers at the event incite violence by having that event?

“MR. EARNEST: Well, again, there’s no act of expression, even if some people might find it offensive, that could justify an act of violence.

“Q Did the President find it offensive to have a contest drawing the prophet?

“MR. EARNEST: Well, I haven’t spoken to the President about it. I’ll tell you that I was unaware of the event prior to some of the news breaking about the violence that occurred there last night.”

BREAK

“Q Also, on Texas, you said that the President was informed last night after the gunmen — that incident. Has he also been informed that today they have identified Elton Simpson to be one of the gunmen and that he was actually dismissed by a judge in 2010 for making false statements to the FBI on plans that he traveled — wanted to travel to Somalia to prepare for jihad. Is that something that the President is aware of? And is he in touch with the intelligence community about who this person may have been and any affiliations they may have to overseas organizations?

“MR. EARNEST: Let me just say as a general matter, when the President was informed of this incident last night, the President asked to be kept up to date on the latest details of the investigation. So I’m not in a position to confirm any of the details that have been reported today, but the President is in touch with his team about the ongoing investigation into this incident.”

 

POLICE: Baltimore State’s Atty Screwed Up – Freddie Gray’s Knife Violated Baltimore Code

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:55 PM

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged the wrong people, wrong names, wrong birth dates and wrong addresses during Friday’s much hyped press conference.

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The six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are (top row from left) Caesar Goodson Jr., Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and (bottom row from left) William Porter, Brian Rice and Alicia White. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

Now this— Accused Baltimore Officer Edward Nero claims the arrest of Freddie Gray was justified because of the type of knife he was carrying was illegal. Officer Nero is demanding State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby release a photo of the weapon.

While State’s Attorney Mosby said Friday that the officers had made an illegal arrest because Gray’s knife was not a “switchblade,” a violation of state law, the police task force studied the knife and determined it was “spring-assisted,” which does violate a Baltimore code.

The AP reported:

One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying in court papers that it is an illegal weapon.

The city’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, said Friday in charging the officer and five others that the knife was legal under Maryland law, meaning they had arrested Gray illegally.

The motion was filed Monday by attorneys for Officer Edward Nero in Baltimore District Court.

Nero is charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment — charges that can only be proven if Gray was wrongly arrested, said Andy Alperstein, a Baltimore attorney who has represented police officers but is not involved in the Gray case. If the knife was illegal, “there is no case” against Nero and another officer, he said.

“If the facts were that the knife was illegal then the Gray arrest would be justified. Even if it wasn’t illegal and the officers acted in good faith, it would be the same result. All charges fail,” Alperstein said.

Marc Zayon, Nero’s attorney, argues in his motion that the knife in Gray’s pocket — described in charging documents as “a spring assisted, one hand operated knife” — is illegal under both Baltimore’s switchblade ordinance and state law. Gray was charged under the city ordinance, which has a different definition than the state law of what constitutes a switchblade.

A city ordinance says any knife with an automatic spring or other device to open and close the blade is illegal. State law says a knife is illegal if it opens automatically by pushing a button, spring or other device in the handle.

Baltimore officials haven’t released a photo of the knife or provided details, such as the manufacturer or model.

 

It Begins: Democrats Hand Out Anti-Semitic Flyer at Maryland Meeting

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:02 PM

Not your daddy’s Democratic Party…
Democrats handed out an anti-Semitic flyer Monday night at a Maryland hearing.
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The anti-Semitic flyer supported liberal Donna Edwards for US Senator and claimed Israel was an “apartheid state.”
As Power Line argues – Israel bashing is now acceptable in the Democratic Party.
Power Line reported:

Last night at a public hearing on the budget in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a flyer with the following headline was circulated:

From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game. In 10 years Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin sent 1.2 billion dollars of Maryland Federal taxpayer money to the Apartheid state of Israel to build schools, roads and other infrastructure while saying Maryland doesn’t have the money to help develop our communities.

The flyer goes on to attack the “Israel lobby,” which allegedly is using Black politicians to split the African-American vote so as to “ensure that Blacks don’t get political power in the Senate.” It also accuses “apartheid” Israel of training U.S. cops in how to “set up paramilitary police armies in minority neighborhoods. . .all across the [United States].” And it accuses Israel of sending Black Jews to prison camps and suppressing the birth rate of Black Jews.

This is the same party that booed Israel at their last convention.

 

JEWISH MEMORIAL for Murdered Jew Ilan Halimi SMASHED in Suburban Paris

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:43 PM

Ilan Halimi was murdered in 2006 because he was a Jew in Paris.
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Ilan Halimi thought he was going out on a date.
Ilan was lured to his death by a woman he had met in his telephone store in 2006. They met up late on the night of January 20, 2006, in one of Paris’s southern suburbs, Bagneux.

She was what is called a “honey pot.” She lured Ilan from his home and into the hands of a group of local radical Islamists called “The Barbarians.” They targeted him because he was a Jew. The Barbarians had connections with Hamas. They kept him naked and tied up for weeks. They tortured him and invited their friends and family over to torture him. They cut him and burned him with cigarettes and in the end stabbed him in the neck, poured flammable liquid on him, set him on fire, and pushed him from a train.
Ilan Halimi died that day.

The Barbarians, in order to convince Halimi’s parents their son had been kidnapped, borrowed a trick from Islamist kidnappers who abduct Westerners in the Middle East: They sent a picture of the young man being threatened by a gun and holding a newspaper to prove the date and time.

In May 2009, two years after his murder, Choc Magazine published a new photo of Ilan.

John Rosenthal described the cover: The magazine shows a man whose head has been wrapped in duct tape. His face is completely covered except for a small space that has been left for his nose. The nose is bloodied. The man’s hands are bound in front of him, likewise with tape. A key chain has been hung on his fingers: perhaps to help identify him or perhaps as a subtle threat to his family or friends. The man is seated in front of an orange and purple drape, evidently to hide his surroundings. A copy of the Parisian daily Le Parisien has been propped up on his arms in front of his chest, thus indicating the date. Emerging from off frame, a gloved-hand holds a gun pressed against the man’s temple.

Ilan was murdered by Islamists.

This week Ilan Halimi’s memorial was smashed in suburban Paris.
Forward.com reported:

A memorial plaque honoring Ilan Halimi, a young Jewish man who was kidnapped and tortured to death nearly a decade ago, was vandalized in suburban Paris.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Sunday that the plaque in Bagneux was damaged and an investigation was launched, The Associated Press reported. The plaque was erected in 2011, the French news agency AFP reported.

“It’s outrageous, unacceptable, I am extremely shocked,” the southern Paris suburb’s mayor, Marie-Helene Amiable, told AFP. She called the plaque “a powerful symbol for our town.”

The vandalism was discovered in the wake of an attack Friday on two Jewish men in their early 20s by a pro-Palestinian gang of about 40 people.

The attack took place on the same street, Voltaire Boulevard in Paris’ 11 arrondissement, or district, from where Halimi was abducted. Many Jewish businesses are located there.

A new film “24 Days” on the the anti-Semitic murder of Ilan Halimi is now available on iTunes.

 

Far Left Professor Fails Student Who Would Not Condemn Her Christian Faith

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:03 PM

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A professor at Polk State College in Florida failed a student after she refused to rescind her Christian faith.
Campus Reform reported:

A professor at Polk State College has allegedly failed a humanities student after she refused to concede that Jesus is a “myth” or that Christianity oppresses women during a series of mandatory assignments at the Florida college.

According to a press release from the Liberty Counsel, a non-profit public interest law firm, Humanities Professor Lance “Lj” Russum gave a student a “zero” on four separate papers because the 16-year-old did not “conform to his personal worldviews of Marxism, Atheism, Feminism, and homosexuality.” The law firm has called for a full, private investigation of the professor and the course curriculum.

The course description for the class, “ Introduction to Humanities,” claims that students “are under no obligation to agree with classmates, authors, or the instructor, in fact, the instructor will often occupy the space of ‘Devil’s Advocate’ for the purpose of lively discussion.”

“The point of this is not to ‘bash’ any religion, we should NEVER favor one over another, they all come from the same source, HUMAN IMAGINATION and [sic] they demonstrate that humanity is one,” a copy of Russum’s class outline, riddled with grammatical errors, says.

“We have much to thank of [sic] humans like Michelangelo who took a sacred space, a temple to god, and made it a HUMAN space, a space where humanism can meet with god and discourse,” one course assignment read. “Finally humanity and the gods are on equal footing and that is what the myths of Hercules, Apollo and Jesus are all about—the divine becoming human and human being divine.”

This image of Jesus flipping the bird was included in the professor’s profile.
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The New York Times Still Clueless About Jihadists’ Motivation

Posted by Gateway Guest Blogger on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 3:56 PM

Guest post by DMartyr

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Texas terrorist Elton Simpson (on left) from Arizona and his roommate Nadir Soofi shared an apartment in Phoenix, Arizona.

The New York Times still can’t what motivated two young men to attempt mass murder:

GARLAND, Tex. — One was an extrovert drawn to basketball as well as to Islam, who had been identified by the F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect and was once a regular at Friday Prayer at a mosque near his Phoenix apartment. The other was more quiet, ran a carpet cleaning business in Phoenix and often prayed at the same mosque, sometimes accompanied by his young son.

It is still not entirely clear what led the two men — Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Hamid Soofi, 34, who lived in the same apartment complex in Phoenix — to come to this Dallas suburb and open fire Sunday outside a gathering that showcased artwork and cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Seriously?

Here’s a clue…
One of the terrorists an Islamist with the Twitter account “Shariah Is Light” posted this tweet on the #TexasAttack — BEFORE THE ATTACK!
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Authorities identified Elton Simpson from Arizona as the man behind the “Shariah is Light” terrorist account.

Here’s another clue… ISIS took credit for the attack today.

 

Breaking: Iranian-Backed Houthi Rebels Shell Girls’ School, Hospital, & Homes in Saudi Arabia – Casualties Reported

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:58 PM

Iranian Backed Houthi Rebels Shell Girls’ School, Hospital, & Homes in Saudi Arabia
— Casualties Reported

Shiite Houthi rebels shelled a Saudi border town on Tuesday.
Hospitals, schools and homes were struck during the attack.
Al-Ahram reported:

Mortar shells fired by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen struck the Saudi border town of Najran on Tuesday, prompting a Saudi-led military coalition to warn it would hit back.

The Al-Ekhbariya state television showed images of parked cars with windows blown out, chunks torn out of the sidewalk, a building peppered with shrapnel, and one room completely charred and with a hole in the roof.

The attack was confirmed by the coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against the Huthi Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen since March 26.

Coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Assiri told Al-Ekhbariya that the rebels had “randomly” shelled Najran “hitting hospitals, schools and civilian homes.”

In a statement on Twitter, Saudi Airlines announced that “all our flights from and to Najran were suspended today until further notice.”

Al-Ekhbariya reported that schools had been closed in the city.

“Air and ground forces will respond in the right way to these hazardous acts and will not allow them to be repeated,” Assiri said.

The Saudi military had already deployed Apache combat helicopters to target the rebels in the border area, he added.

Casualties were reported.

 

CAIR Protected Texas Jihadist Elton Simpson In 2010

Posted by Gateway Guest Blogger on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:40 PM

Guest post by DMartyr

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Back in 2010, when Elton Simpson was under investigation for ties to Islamic terrorist groups, the unindicted co-conspirator Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was advising the Muslim community not to cooperate with the FBI investigation:

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an American Muslim advocacy group with deep ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood, advised Muslims to “use caution” when talking to the FBI about its 2010 investigation into Elton Simpson, who on Sunday carried out a jihadist attack on a “Draw Muhammad” free-speech event in Garland, Texas.

According to a 2010 article in the Arizona Muslim Voice, which describes Simpson as “humble, pious, [and] well liked in the community,”  CAIR “sent out media alerts to advise our community to use caution when speaking with the FBI.” The author of the piece, Kawthar Ijai, said at the time that CAIR’s advice “is for our own protection.”

Yet CAIR has the audacity to blame the ‘Draw Muhammad’ event organizers for the attack.  Maybe if CAIR encouraged the Muslim community to help root out extremism, us kufar wouldn’t have to deal with savages like Simpson.

The article cited can be read HERE (on page three).

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(CAIR Poster)

 

 
 

 

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