(NEWSER) – Brit Edwin Dyer was kidnapped in 2009 by al-Qaeda in North Africa, along with a German and a Swiss couple. Like the US, Britain doesn’t pay ransoms and didn’t in this case—and Dyer was killed. But his fellow captives were released after their governments paid al-Qaeda a collective $10.7 million; that same year, Swiss lawmakers added a line item in their budget for humanitarian aid … code for ransom money, reports the New York Times.
“What is happening in Iraq is a strange thing, but it is normal for Muslims, because they have never treated Christians well, and they have always held an offensive and defaming stand against Christians.” This is a statement of the reality of the system of dhimmitude as it exists in Islamic law to this day, and as it was applied against Christians in Muslim states for centuries.
Predictably, the General Coordinator of the Islamic Work Front in Lebanon Sheikh Zouheir Al-Joaid accuses the bishop of “hate” for telling these unpleasant truths — apparently Islamic supremacists all work from the same playbook.
One of the four teens charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of University of Southern California grad student Xinran Ji was an illegal immigrant, a fact that has only increased the frustration for many—including the L.A. County Supervisor—with the U.S. State Department’s delaying of visas for the slain student’s parents.
“It is unconscionable that suspect Jonathan Del-Carmen-Refugio, arrested for the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji, entered the country illegally — yet the victim’s parents were delayed in entering the country legally to claim their son’s body due to failures in the State Department’s visa process,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
A marijuana activist said he and his group are responsible for swapping two American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge for two white ones — an act that has baffled New York police for more than a week.
“The Reverend Bud Green,” 49, claimed responsibility for the July 22 swap in his blog. He told the New York Daily News on Thursday that the prank was actually the first part of a two-part strategy, with another set of flags going up later. Increased NYPD surveillance on the bridge foiled that plan, his post said.
“It was interesting that nobody knew what to make of it,” Mr. Green told the Daily News. “It was interesting that people took it as a terror risk. We believe in nonviolent civil disobedience.”
Before contracting Ebola, Brantly and his family “really enjoyed Liberia.”
“They were very well-adjusted,” said Ken Kauffeldt, the country director for Samaritan’s Purse in Monrovia.
Liberia’s health ministry is investigating how Brantly contracted the virus.
“We’re trying to figure out what went wrong because he was always very careful,” said Tolbert Nyenswah, an assistant health minister in Monrovia.
Amber Brantly and the children departed for a wedding in the U.S. just days before Brantly fell ill and quarantined himself.
They are currently staying with family in Abilene and, while not subject to quarantine, are monitoring their temperatures for an early sign of viral infection, a City of Abilene spokeswoman said.
Their return has sparked questions about whether they might introduce the infection to the U.S.
However, Stephan Monroe of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that “Ebola poses little risk to the general U.S. population.”
MEANWHILE, EBOLA COMING TO GEORGIA
NTDWA - About 40 trained youths have been pressed into service, disguised as langurs and screeching and grunting loudly, to scare away monkeys from Delhi’s corridors of power. The men are summoned by the New Delhi Municipal Council to spots, including the Parliament House, that come under siege from monkeys. The ‘langurs’ suddenly appear from behind bushes and trees to drive away the simians through sounds and gestures.
Until last year, Delhi’s streets were patrolled by actual langurs. But because of change in law in November 2012 this practice ended. “These young men have trained themselves to pose as langurs. We have no option but to hire them because, as per law, even an officer who calls for langur and its master to drive away monkeys can be booked and jailed,” said a senior official.
[The] NDMC was also considering issuing extra taxes to those who keep bananas and other fruits on the roadside for monkeys to feed on.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -
Gwinnett Police are asking for help in identifying a male that was found having a serious medical injury on Tuesday.
Emergency crews responded to a call and found a male in cardiac arrest on South Old Peachtree Road near Lou Ivy Road.
The man was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth and remains in “grave” condition, according to police.
It’s a toss up, but I say Geraldo.
Comment on Brand’s video- (That is Russell Brand’s avatar.)
- Forgot I was talking to idiots who wear che shirts to peace rallies bwahahahahahahaa. That’s like wearing a Ted Bundy T-shirt to sorority week.
A border agent discusses what he believes is an asymmetrical attack upon America, using a porous border as the means.
Who’s behind this? People in power who want to fundamentally transform America forever.
The Last Refuge
One of the American aid workers is going to be airlifted back to the U.S. for treatment and care of the Ebola Virus. According to the CDC and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta a special non-stop jet left at 5:00pm on the mission to retrieve “an American” for treatment at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
EVANSTON, ILL. – Northwestern University will offer “gender-open restrooms” to its students this fall.
“We are trying to be responsive to the needs of all of our students and to be inclusive,” campus spokesman Bob Rowley said in an email to The College Fix. “This is becoming a common occurrence on campuses across the U.S.”
At Northwestern, the two sex-segregated bathrooms to be changed will simply have their front door placards replaced to reflect the transition – no major renovations are planned. The bathrooms are located on the third floor of the university’s main building that serves as the campus hub.
Northwestern joins the estimated 150 campuses across the nation that now offer some sort of gender-open restrooms, also called gender-neutral, unisex, or all-gender bathrooms, according to a tally by the LGTBQ group Stonewall at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
They are being responsive to everyone’s needs except the students who don’t want the opposite sex in their bathroom. So, they are not being responsive to everyone’s needs.
Why is that so hard for the intelligentsia to understand?
Do we have a red line? Has the state crossed the people’s red line yet, because I feel like we are giant vaginas.
“C’mon and help out a bit. Stop bein’ mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time. C’mon, let’s get some work done together.” [Barack Obama in Kansas City Wednesday - Hat Tip Breitbart]
Have you seen the Lois Lerner’s emails?
Dear me, Lois! Stop just hatin’ all the time!!
You know what Barack Obama calls Tea Party Conservatives?
Yup. The guy who is single-handedly stripping the dignity out of the office of President calls his political opposition Teabaggers.
Sheila Jackson Lee