University of Virginia student detained by North Korea
North Korea said Friday that it had arrested a University of Virginia student for allegedly committing “anti-state” acts orchestrated by the U.S. government.
In language that mirrors past North Korean claims of outside conspiracies, state media claimed Otto Frederick Warmbier entered the North as a tourist with a plot to undermine unity among the North Koreans with “the tacit connivance of the U.S. government and under its manipulation.”
The report from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Warmbier was “arrested while perpetrating a hostile act,” but didn’t say when he was detained or explain the nature of the act.
Don’t call us “barbarians” dammit; we have rules for how we “treat” our sexual slaves!
Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females.
The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State’s previous known utterances on the subject, a leading Islamic State scholar said. It sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.
The fatwa was among a huge trove of documents captured by U.S. Special Operations Forces during a raid targeting a top Islamic State official in Syria in May. Reuters has reviewed some of the documents, which have not been previously published.
Among the religious rulings are bans on a father and son having sex with the same female slave; and the owner of a mother and daughter having sex with both. Joint owners of a female captive are similarly enjoined from intercourse because she is viewed as “part of a joint ownership.”
And the article ends with this particular piece of odious propaganda:
“Islam preaches freedom to slaves, not slavery. Slavery was the status quo when Islam came around,” he said. “Judaism, Christianity, Greek, Roman, and Persian civilizations all practiced it and took the females of their enemies as sex slaves. So Islam found this abhorrent practice and worked to gradually remove it.”
Slavery has existed as long as humans have, and it was 19th century Jews and Christians who worked to stamp it out in the West; in Islamic Eastern Africa and the Middle East it continues to this day.
…I wanted to methodically stomp on his desperate wish casting by asserting the simple creed 99.9% of Americans live their daily lives by: randomly attack neither Muslim nor Jedi nor Jew nor ANYONE ELSE, for that matter. EVER.
Secret US Policy Blocks Agents From Looking at Social Media of Visa Applicants, Former Official Says
Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration
, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said.
“During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process,” John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC News.
One current and one former senior counter-terrorism official confirmed Cohen’s account about the refusal of DHS to change its policy about the public social media posts of all foreign applicants.
IF you are in the US, a prospective employer has a right to demand YOUR Facebook posts/social media past, but Obama says we can’t ask foreigners who want to enter the US ‘Whud you say online that might be unhelpful to the US?“ I forgot. The guy thinks a little collateral damage (re: you and me shot to pieces/sliced to ribbons) is okay, as long as we don’t hurt any Muslim feelings and he gets to say his “plan” is working.
Whoever came up with this should be shamed far worse than anything Lurch wants to do to Climate Deniers.
“…GWEN IFILL: The president did not announce a new strategy to defeat the Islamic State, but he did call for greater gun control measures. They would include not allowing people whose names appear on no-fly lists to buy firearms.
In San Bernardino, reactions at a makeshift memorial were lukewarm.
MAN: He has to walk a fine line, but it probably comes across as a little weak, but that is kind of Obama’s style.
WOMAN: It wasn’t strong enough.
It appears to me, every time that he talks on camera, that this is like a bothersome thing for him, that he really just does not want to have to deal with this.
She nailed it. He just can’t be bothered, so why can’t we all accept the collateral damage and leave him the hell alone.
…adding Florida to the states refusing to accept Obama’s Syrian refugees.
But I’ve seen a whole butt load of screaming from Geller-type sites about the thousands that have already landed/are landing in New Orleans, and I’d like to shut that down right now. HASN’T HAPPENED
There’s been, like, 14 people (three families) since January 1st.
…Despite blog posts and social media rumors indicating that thousands of Syrian refugees had already arrived in the New Orleans area, the U.S. State Department reported only 14 Syrian nationals have resettled in Louisiana since Jan. 1.
The State Department’s Refugee Processing Center handled three cases, settling seven refugees in Kenner, six in New Orleans and one in Baton Rouge, a spokesperson said.
You know, the truth is ugly enough without “our” side resorting to hyperbole and lies to whip up the base. The FACTS can do that all on their own. So PLEASE don’t pass along a blog post as if IT were Gospel, unless it has links to a reputable source.
That’s the only way we keep a handle on this madness and our integrity at the same time.
Campus stabber’s manifesto included ‘praise for Allah,’ plan for beheading
A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow “to cut someone’s head off” and as many as five reminders to “praise Allah,” law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.
Unlike Confederate flags and Sarah Palin, which have EVERYTHING to do with EVERYTHING.
…or possibly shitty parenting, or any combination of the two, right? And it’s a well known fact that of crazy homicidal people can’t GET guns, they’ll never kill anyone.
Ian Mercer, Oregon shooter’s dad: ‘That’s what guns are, the killers’
The father of Oregon gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer argued Saturday that his son never would have killed nine people last week at Umpqua Community College if he wasn’t able to get his hands on a gun in the first place.
“How on earth could he compile 13 guns? How could that happen?” Ian Mercer asked in an interview outside his California home Saturday, CNN reported.
Rape and child abuse ‘are rife in German refugee camps’: Unsegregated conditions blamed as women are ‘seen as fair game’ in overcrowded migrant centres
A culture of rape and sexual abuse is being allowed to take hold in asylum centres across Germany as Europe struggles to cope with the migrant crisis, it has been alleged,
Women’s rights groups and politicians have highlighted assaults against women and children in at least one camp.
And they suggest such incidents may be widespread, with many going unreported to the police.
Campaigners also claimed some men saw unaccompanied women as ‘fair game’, and also blamed conditions in which occupants were unsegregated by gender or nationality.
I’ve waited all day for this President to talk about the hate crime that was this massacre.
I’ve waited all day for Mr. Can’t Get to a Microphone Fast Enough to express his outrageous outrage at these poor people being slaughtered simply for their faith.
I have waited all day for President the Police Acted Stupidly to vociferously condemn the racist hater who pulled the trigger over and over again, executing each soul based purely on their “Christian” answer.
I’ve waited to hear him call it a hate crime, period, considering his Charleston statement: “…And we know that hatred across races and faiths pose a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals.” Yes, Mr. President. But the flow “across the races and faiths” doesn’t only go one way.
And I’m sure I’ll be waiting to hear him warble Amazing Grace at the memorial service for white Christians martyred by a black shooter.
Sure, right? I’ve been waiting for him to remember he’s the president of ALL of us for quite a while.