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3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
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"So Help Me God" deleted by Nadler and Dems (video)
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2019 04:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nadler will meet his God soon enough.

Powerful Dem Chairman Jerry Nadler has health scare at New York event
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 5:32 Comments || Top||

#2  I recommend Krispie Kremes, at least two dozen per day, more if you can stand it. We've simply got to get that sugar back up.

Later, Nadler, on Twitter, said he was feeling "much better."

"Appreciate everyone's concern. Was very warm in the room this morning, was obviously dehydrated and felt a bit ill. Glad to receive fluids and am feeling much better. Thank you for your thoughts," he tweeted.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler was taken to a hospital for an evaluation Friday after he appeared to swoon during a news conference in New York City.

The chairman of the House Judiciary committee had given remarks at an event about speed enforcement cameras in school zones, and someone else was speaking when he slumped in his chair.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 05/25/2019 11:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Warren Wilhelm Bill DeBlsio was yammering - that would dehydrate and stoopefy me too
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  "I promise to tell about the same amount of truth as Bath House, Holder, Hillary, Lynch, Brennan, Clapper and Comey. Which is to say none at all..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2019 14:53 Comments || Top||

#6  God showed the world Friday how so high and mighty Nadler is without His help.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 05/25/2019 18:12 Comments || Top||

#7  "So help me Alinsky...?"
Posted by: magpie || 05/25/2019 20:14 Comments || Top||


Judge Blocks Mississippi ‘Heartbeat' Abortion Law
[Breitbart] A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually at the sixth or seventh week of pregnancy.
The law was scheduled to go into effect July 1.

"Here we go again," wrote U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, an Obama-era appointee, in his opinion. "Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability."

The judge noted the same plaintiffs had successfully challenged Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban last year.

Reeves continued:
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2019 03:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The will of the people and the States no longer matters. This has the potential of not ending well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2019 4:00 Comments || Top||

#2  "Here we go again."

He at least got that part right, though not in the way he intended.
Posted by: Tom || 05/25/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
The Road to Serfdom
Not a Fifth Column... more like the Fiftieth
[USAToday] Rural Americans would be serfs if we abolished the Electoral College.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/25/2019 06:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Or like the downstaters in Illinois
Posted by: YawningSat || 05/25/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Deradicalising youth
[DAWN] THE case of Naureen Leghari,
...the dear girl disappeared on her way to joining ISIS in Syria, then resurfaced when her jihadi husband was killed in an encounter with law enforcement in Lahore as she, he, and their accomplices prepared a massive Easter attack...
a former medical student who was radicalised on the internet by the krazed killer Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in 2017, has re-emerged following news that another university has recently revoked her provisional admission after the administration became aware of her prior history.

Though she had undergone a deradicalisation programme under the supervision of law-enforcement agencies, little is known of this process.
A bullet to the frontal lobes would work, just saying
While it would be extremely unfortunate and counterproductive if individuals who have been genuinely accountable for their actions and have repudiated murderous Moslem views were denied a second chance, the absence of public transparency regarding Ms Leghari’s reintegration into society makes it difficult to assess whether the university had legitimate concerns regarding her presence on campus.

Indeed, Pakistain has experimented with such programmes (most notably the army-led effort with gunnies in Swat) with reportedly mixed results.

Now, even with the government renewing efforts to crack down on proscribed outfits, this remains a sticking point: what are the specific plans and strategies regarding the deradicalisation and mainstreaming process?

Are there clear metrics for sorting out low-level cadres from ideological criminal masterminds, collaborators from combatants, and defining what interventions would apply accordingly?

What kind of probationary or counsellor follow-up, or other mitigating steps, are there to prevent relapses among deprogrammed ’graduates’?

And what should public or private institutions’ response be to such individuals when these details are not known to them?

As cases of former university students and graduates like Ms Leghari and Saad Aziz demonstrate, radicalisation is far more nebulous than simply ascribing it to poverty and illiteracy alone.

University campuses and online spaces alike have emerged as fertile grounds for recruiting and exploiting impressionable, disaffected young minds.

Yet though political rhetoric (particularly in the aftermath of the APS attack in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
), has always pointed to a holistic, intra-institutional counter-extremism response, the reality has been almost entirely security-centric.

Therein lies a significant gap in the country’s non-kinetic approaches so far ‐ the lack of a broad-spectrum treatment to target violent extremism at the roots and nip it in the bud.

While there must be a clear path for wayward young adults to find their way back into the mainstream and away from the purveyors of hate, this process must be fully known and owned by all stakeholders.

Moreover, it is absolutely essential ‐ and well past time ‐ to not only address but also prevent radicalisation through the development of national counter-narratives.
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Naureen Leghari
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  address but also prevent radicalisation through the development of national counter-narratives

Lie to them about their own roots. For how long ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 4:54 Comments || Top||

#2  the development of national counter-narratives

*BLEEP* national counter-narratives. What we need is a good old-fashioned marketing campaign that makes jihad an act of pure Loserdom, something to be mocked. Right now, it is something the kool kids do because fighting The Man is always heroic. It needs to be make silly. Alinsky was evil, but he wasn't wrong.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/25/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#3  People wind up on a sex offender list for life after things like being caught relieving themselves in an alley or so called "sexting." No reason a person who joined ISIS or the Taliban or any other death eater organization should not get the same treatment. I'd recommend a brand or tattoo on the forehead and death penalty for trying to hide or alter it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2019 12:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Exactly. You make a choice and live with the consequences.

There was a project DAR under consideration though. It's supposed to be hush-hush and the govt. must now deny it. It forces muslims to undergo indoctrination from other religious texts. Hinduism, buddhism, jainism and such. The use of psychotropic substances, deprivation and surgery is also hinted at.

The idea is to create an archetype imbalance (make subject question reality) and replace the current archetype with another(introduce different reality), then reinforce it. Stage I is for 'shallow converts' and lasts for 12 months. Stage II is for hardened recruits and can go on indefinitely, or until 'subject breaks'. Stage III involves a kind of lobotomy before release into society.

You get the picture.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 14:53 Comments || Top||

#5  But what Steve says is infinitely more feasible.

What I think, there's Gulf money in Hollywood, apart from the crazy Wakandans running their own shows. All these must be funded by some kind of anti-American/criminal sources.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 14:58 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Internal rivalries in Iran are primed to undermine Rouhani in looming storm
[Rudaw] When the Iranian ambassador to the UK agreed to be interviewed on BBC Radio to talk about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions (JCPOA), he thought it was a straight-forward affair since as a seasoned diplomat he had been one of the main negotiators of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal.

Hamid Baeidinejad explained on May 17 that Iran would not hesitate to take further steps once the two month ultimatum which Tehran gave to the remaining members of the nuclear deal earlier this month, runs out: "...I assure you that these steps are within the boundary of the JCPOA. We are not deciding at this moment to withdraw from the deal. Of course that could be among the options that we would be studying."

This was enough to unleash a torrent of abuse by Iranian hardliners on social media and from their main mouthpiece, Kayhan newspaper. "Mr Ambassador! Your duty is to warn Europe
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2019-05-25
  3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
Fri 2019-05-24
  Emir of Al-Qaeda allied Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, Zakir Musa, has been officially killed
Thu 2019-05-23
  Algeria Army Chief Says Has ‘No Political’ Ambition
Wed 2019-05-22
   'American Taliban' released
Tue 2019-05-21
  8-10 Somali Teens Armed With Hammers Attack Bystanders at East Bank Rail Station in MN
Mon 2019-05-20
  Houthi's launch IRBM at Mecca!
Sun 2019-05-19
  Islamic State in West Africa Forming ‘Jihadist Proto-State’ in Nigeria
Sat 2019-05-18
  Drone strike kills notorious ISIS leader and his fighters in East of Afghanistan
Fri 2019-05-17
  Fighting grips Hodeidah port, complicates peace moves
Thu 2019-05-16
  F-16 with live ordinance crashes in Riverside CA.
Wed 2019-05-15
  Iranian ballistic missile platforms in Basra city directed towards the Gulf, Exxon evacuating, German mil. trainers evacuating
Tue 2019-05-14
  The Latest: Norwegian Tanker's Hull Punctured off UAE Coast
Mon 2019-05-13
  Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso
Sun 2019-05-12
  Security guard killed as terrorists storm Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar: ISPR
Sat 2019-05-11
  B-52s in Al Udeid AB Qatar

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