MS Baptist Church Sign:’Jesus Is God; allah is satan’


It’s quite rare to be part of a story on which I report, but this time I’m at Ground Zero.  My church in Gulfport, Mississippi, Cowan Road Baptist Church, is the center of a growing story. In the wake of the horrific slaughter of at least 130 people in Paris by Muslim demoniacs, our Pastor, Chris Ashley, put a message on our church sign:  ‘Jesus is God; Allah is Satan’ and below that, he added, ‘Joshua 24:15.’

It didn’t take long for Muslim spokesmen here on the Coast to voice their offense at it, and the local media have featured the offended Muslims on their newscasts. They have also interviewed Pastor Chris, as well, and as a result, there will be a debate showdown on December 5th.  As WLOX-TV reported on Sunday:

Conversations of the marquee isn’t [sic] just on the coast, but Muslim followers as far as Atlanta have reached out to Pastor Ashley about what’s on display.

An Atlanta man reached out to Pastor Ashley and left a message saying, “We noticed on your sign that it says ‘Allah is Satan, Jesus is God’. We challenge you to a public debate about your statement. You all have defamed and insulted our faith, so we would like to challenge your statement ‘Allah is Satan, Jesus is God’”.

Pastor Ashley has called Mr. Bilal Stroud back to accept his debate challenge. They have both agreed to meet with people from their communities, Saturday, December 5th at 6 p.m. at Cowan Road Baptist Church.

The debate will be public and streamed online. We’re going to continue to follow this controversial story and bring you the latest.

I asked Pastor Chris if he would give me a statement to include in this column.  Here is what he wrote:

God laid a message (sermon) on my heart for last Sunday the 22nd. That message was for the church to stop hiding the truth inside the walls of the church (not just this truth of Allah, but ALL truth). The body of Christ has succumbed to political correctness and fear of offending anyone, to the point we talk about the truth ONLY in the confines of the walls of the church.

God laid it on my heart less than 30 minutes before the beginning of that service to proclaim that Allah of the Quran is Satan, and that Jesus is the true God. I did. Finishing the sign just minutes before the service. No malice. No judging (except for Allah and Satan). No hatred. Just obedience.

I have NO idea why God has put me (of all people) to be in this, but my prayer is to be obedient until the end. I humbly ask for your prayers as well.

On a different note, I believe God has shown me over the last several days that my part of this message may not be for the Muslim people as much as it is for Christians. I am AMAZED at the number of self-proclaimed believers who think the God of the Bible and the god of the Quran are the same. May God bless you all.

I love and admire Chris Ashley, and I thank the Lord that he is my pastor and brother in Christ. He is a leader, a truth-teller, and he is courageous. Courage is contagious. If hundreds or even thousands of Christian churches across America had the courage to put this message on their signs, Muslim activists, along with the truth-hating, left-wing media, would have a hard time keeping up their attacks against those of us who speak the truth.

What Pastor Chris wrote about Jesus and Allah is true. Islam is a political-militant ideology born in Hell and authored by Satan himself. Allah certainly is Satan. Islam is one of his master stroke creations, leading millions to an eternity in Hell.  I will not bow to political correctness in this. I will not sugar-coat what I say about Islam, because I know what a vile and evil thing it is.

A tenet of Islam is taqiyya, which is lying for the sake of Islam’s spread. We cannot trust a word they say. The obscene murders committed by soldiers of Allah are commanded in their detestable Koran! And, apologists for Islam lie and claim those murders have nothing to do with Islam. All rational people know better than that!

Jesus is God, and He is the only way—the ONLY way—men can be saved.  Muslims need Him. We all need Him.  Those of us who know the truth must stand firmly against the Islamic caliphate that is sweeping across Europe and the United States.  Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) is facilitating it. He is on the side of our sworn, Muslims enemies, who are subversives who want to destroy our constitutional Republic, who want to kill us and enslave us under their demented Sharia law.  Those are Obama’s buddies. We must resist. We must not be afraid to tell the truth about Islam and its murderous, tyrannical goals.  Islam is evil, period.

I look forward to the debate at our church on Saturday evening, December 5th.  If you are in the area of Gulfport, MS, please try to attend. Otherwise, the debate will be streamed live on the Internet and available for replay.  You can check our church’s Facebook pagefor details on where to see it online.

Finally, please remember Pastor Chris Ashley, his family and our church in your prayers. Pray that he will stand boldly in the face of the shrill voices screeching and lying about the truth he speaks. Pray for our safety, and pray that other Christian churches will begin to be unafraid to stand for the unbending truth of God’s Word. This nation desperately needs a flood of truth to wash over it.

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VIDEO US backed forces have right to self-defense, but others do not – Turkey Tries To Drag NATO Against Russia

Syrian Turkmen fighters are seen with an anti-aircraft artillery weapon near the northern Syrian village of Yamadi, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Syria, November 24, 2015. © Stringer

Turkey and the rebels it backs northern Syria had the right to defend themselves against Russian airstrikes, State Department spokesman told reporters. The rebels reportedly killed one Russian pilot who ejected from the jet hit by a Turkish missile.

During the regular press briefing, Mark Toner said the Syrian government did not have such a right, though.

When asked by RT’s Gayane Chichakyan if the State Department considered the rebels who reportedly killed the Russian pilots “moderates,” Toner replied:

“We’ve seen conflicting reports. One pilot may not have been killed. If these ‘Turkomen’ were actually being attacked by Russian strikes, they have every right to defend themselves.”

AP’s diplomatic correspondent Matt Lee asked a follow up question.

“Doesn’t that apply to everyone, not just rebels backed by West? Including the Assad regime?”

What the Assad regime was doing “is not self-defense,” Toner countered, arguing that the government in Damascus responded to “peaceful protests with four years of terror.”

When other reporters questioned his description of the Syrian conflict as a “peaceful protest,” Toner brushed them off by saying that “everyone in this room knows what happened.”

Toner repeated several times that Washington stood by Turkey as a NATO ally, and its “right to protect its sovereign airspace”, while refusing to comment on the specifics of this morning’s downing of a Russian jet because, by his admission, he had no details yet.

The State Department spokesman confirmed the US was supplying TOW missiles – seen in a video purportedly showing the rebels destroying a Russian search-and-rescue helicopter – to the“moderates” in northern Syria who were supposedly battling Islamic State forces.

Another revelation at the briefing on Tuesday was that the “de-confliction” mechanism established between the US and Russia last month to avoid clashes in the skies over Syria did not apply to any other members of the US-led coalition.

Asked by Chichakyan if the State Department would condemn the rebels’ use of US-supplied missiles against a Russian rescue helicopter, Toner replied that Syria was a “very complex environment.”

Repeating that Russia was supporting Assad and directing airstrikes against the “moderate Syrian opposition,” he said that this only increased the urgency to speed up the political transition, so that everyone could focus on fighting Islamic State.


Putin: Downing of Russian jet over Syria stab in the back by terrorist accomplices

Russian President Vladimir Putin © Michael Klimentyev

Turkey backstabbed Russia by downing the Russian warplane and acted as accomplices of the terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Follow LIVE UPDATES on Russian warplane shot down at Syria-Turkey border

Putin said the plane was hit by a Turkish warplane as it was traveling at an altitude of 6000 meters about a kilometer from the Turkish border. It was hit by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet. The crash site is four kilometers from the border. The plane posed no threat to Turkish national security, he stressed.

Putin said the plane was targeting terrorist targets in the Latakia province of Syria, many of whom came from Russia.

Russia has for a long time been aware of oil going from Syria under the control of terrorists to Turkey, Putin said. The money finances terrorist groups.

IS has big money, hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, from selling oil. In addition they are protected by the military of an entire nation. One can understand why they are acting so boldly and blatantly. Why they kill people in such atrocious ways. Why they commit terrorist acts across the world, including in the heart of Europe,” the Russian leader said.

The downing of the Russian warplane happened despite Russia signing an agreement with the US to prevent such incidents in Syria, Putin stressed. Turkey claims to be part of the US-led coalition fighting against IS in Syria, he added.

The incident will have grave consequences for Russia’s relations with Turkey, Putin warned.

We have always treated Turkey as not only a close neighbor, but also as a friendly nation,” he said. “I don’t know who has an interest in what happened today, but we certainly don’t.”

The fact that Turkey did not try to contact Russia in the wake of the incident and rushed to call a NATO meeting instead is worrisome, Putin said. It appears that Turkey want NATO to serve the interests of IS, he added.

Putin said Russia respects the regional interests of other nations, but warned the atrocity committed by Turkey would not go without an answer.

Putin was speaking at a meeting with King of Jordan Abdullah II in Sochi, who expressed his condolences to the Russian leader over the loss of a Russian pilot in Tuesday’s incident, as well as the deaths of Russians in the Islamic State bombing of a passenger plane in Egypt.

The two leaders discussed the anti-terrorist effort in Syria and Iraq and the diplomatic effort to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict.

Earlier a Russian Su-24 bomber was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey claimed that the plane violated Turkish airspace and did not respond to warnings. Ankara said it was rightfully acting to defend its sovereignty.

Russia insists that the plane stayed in the Syrian airspace.

One of the two pilots of the downed Russian warplane was reported killed by a rebel group as he was parachuting down on the ground after ejecting from the plane. The fate of the second pilot remains unknown.


Video Shows Russian Pilots of Downed Plane Being Shot At By Syrian Rebels
24 Nov 2015  By Cathy Burke

Horrifying videos are emerging that depict two Russian pilots of a downed plane being shot at by Syrian rebels as the airmen dangled from their parachutes — as well as one of the pilots after he hit the ground.

In a sickening video posted by CNN, correspondent Nick Paton Walsh reports it’s difficult to know which rebel group is doing the shooting because of so “many different groups in the area” with varying degrees of “radicalization” along the Syrian and Turkish border.

The rapid firing of machine guns can be heard in the background of the video, as well as screams of “Allahu Akbar,”

CNN’s Walsh speculated the pilots may have hit the ground dead.On Tuesday, Turkey said the Russian-made SU-24 was shot down after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space.

In another graphic video, the body of one pilot is seen on the ground as a group of men gather around him, Reuters reports.

“A Russian pilot,” a voice is heard saying in the video sent to the news agency, as men gather around the pilot on the ground. “God is great,” is also heard.

The rebel group that sent the video operates in the northwestern area of Syria, where groups including the Free Syrian Army are active but Islamic State, which has beheaded captives in the past, has no known presence.

A deputy commander of a Turkmen brigade told reporters on a trip organized by Turkish authorities that his forces had shot dead both pilots as they descended.

U.S. and Turkish officials said they could not confirm the pilots’ status.

“Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air,” Alpaslan Celik tells Reuters near the Syrian village of Yamadi, close to where the plane came down, holding what he said was a piece of a pilot’s parachute.

But there was conflicting reports on the pilots’ status, with one unnamed Turkish government official telling Agence France-Press both are thought to be alive — and that Turkish authorities were trying to recover them.

“Turkey has information that the two pilots are alive and right now Turkey is trying to recover them,” the official tells AFP.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the warplane crashed in a mountainous area in the northern countryside of Latakia province, where there had been aerial bombardment earlier and where pro-government forces have been battling insurgents on the ground.

The website Vocativ reports social media accounts affiliated with Syrian rebels are the ones circulating videos and images of the dead pilot, who is pictured wearing a Russian military vest and parachute gear.

The man is surrounded by people speaking in Syrian dialects, and celebrating, Vocativ also reported.

“The Tenth Brigade captured the Russian pilot, Allahu Akbar,” one man yells in a video clip of the disturbing display.

Vocativ reports the official Facebook account of the Tenth Brigade, a Syrian rebel group, also uploaded an image it says shows the pilot’s body, claiming his killing came in the countryside of Latakia, which is a port city — and that rebels were still searching for the second pilot.

Vocativ notes the images and videos hadn’t been independently verified.

Reuters and Agence France-Presse contributed to this report.

Months before Turkey shot down Russian jet, prime minister was shipping guns to ISIS
NOVEMBER 24, 2015 Kit Daniels

Turkey’s prime minister was caught shipping arms to ISIS in January, which may explain why the NATO ally shot down a Russian jet targeting ISIS militants on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ordered a media blackout after the military’s Gendarmerie General Command discovered around 50 rockets, 35 crates of ammunition, including mortar rounds, and Douchka anti-aircraft ammunition hidden inside Syria-bound trucks operated by Turkey’s intelligence agency.

“The trucks were carrying weapons and supplies to the al-Qaeda terror organization,” a report by the Gendarmerie General Command stated, and it’s worth noting that ISIS is linked to al-Qaeda.

The Gendarmerie General Command and public prosecutor Aziz Takei ordered the search at the Turkey/Syria border after receiving a tip that the trucks were carrying weapons and explosives to al-Qaeda in Syria.

“While the trucks were being escorted to Seyhan Gendarmerie Command for an extensive search, MIT [Turkey’s intelligence agency] personnel accompanying the trucks in an Audi vehicle blocked the road to stop the trucks,” Taştekin wrote. “When MIT personnel seized the keys from the trucks’ ignitions, an altercation ensued.”

“MIT personnel instructed the truck drivers to pretend their trucks had malfunctioned and committed physical violence against gendarmerie personnel.”

“The governor of Adana, Huseyin Avni Cos, arrived at the scene and declared, ‘The trucks are moving with the prime minister’s orders’ and vowed not to let them be interfered with no matter what,” he continued. “With a letter of guarantee sent by the regional director of MIT, co-signed by the governor, the trucks were handed back to MIT.”

In response to the search, Davutoglu removed Takei from office and had 13 soldiers arrested and charged with espionage.

“Though the scandal is tearing the country apart, the government opted for its favorite tactic of covering it up,” Turkish journalist Fehim Taştekin reported. “A court in Adana banned written, visual and Internet media outlets from any reporting and commenting on the stopping of the trucks and the search.”

The Turkish government was also training ISIS militants to fight in Syria.

“…After training in Turkey, thousands of ISIS fighters went to Iraq by way of Syria to join the effort to establish an Islamic caliphate subject to strict Islamic law, or Shariah,” Aaron Klein of WND reported.

And ISIS militants roam around freely in Istanbul, Turkey, without fear of local authorities, emphasizing the support ISIS enjoys from the Davutoglu government.

The centuries-old conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims and the trillions of dollars in potential oil and gas revenue in Syria are both key factors motivating the Sunni-dominated Davutoglu government to support ISIS in its proxy war to overthrow the Shia-dominated Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.

In 2011, Syria announced the discovery of a promising gas field in Homs, which, not surprisingly, became a battleground between Assad’s forces and ISIS, preventing Syria from fully tapping into the field.

Syria also rivals Turkey as one of the most strategic locations for natural gas pipelines to flow into Europe from Asia.

“Syria is the site of the proposed construction of a massive underground gas pipeline that, if completed, could drastically undercut the strategic energy power of U.S. ally Qatar and also would cut Turkey out of the pipeline flow,” Klein also reported. “Dubbed the ‘Islamic pipeline,’ the project may ultimately favor Russia and Iran against Western energy interests.”

But like the gas field in Homs, the construction of the nearly 3,500-mile pipeline has also been delayed by Syria’s war with ISIS.

This definitely helps Turkey, which views the proposed Islamic pipeline through Syria as a threat to its goal of becoming the main transit point for oil and gas flowing from East to West.

And NATO does not want Russia to benefit from a pipeline through Syria.

If the Davutoglu government can successfully use ISIS to topple Assad and install a puppet government in Syria, Turkey stands to gain trillions while also helping NATO isolate Russia.
Erdogan contradicts previous statements by shooting down Russian jet
NOVEMBER 24, 2015 by Mikael Thalen

Then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated in 2012 that a “short-term border violation can never be a pretext for attack” after a Turkish jet was shot down over Syrian territory.

Despite the assertion, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday after the Sukhoi Su-24 allegedly violated Turkish airspace for mere “seconds.”

Vehemently denying the claims, Russia’s defense ministry said the aircraft was “exclusively over Syrian territory” for the entire duration of the flight.

As both the aircraft’s pilots parachuted to safety, US-backed “moderate rebels” began opening fire, reportedly killing at least one. A Russian helicopter attempting to locate the pilots moments later was also destroyed by Western-backed fighters using a US-made anti-tank weapon.

“We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said before calling the incident a “stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.”

As noted by Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson, “The incident occurred just days after Turkish officials warned Russia to ‘immediately end its operation’ against ISIS after warplanes bombed border regions.”

“Although a NATO member country, a deluge of evidence suggests that Turkey is in fact allied with ISIS and has helped the terror organization by providing safe passage and financing via black market oil sales,” Watson writes.

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VIDEO Heat is ON: New poll shows candidate TIED with Trump (not who you think) – Hillary Laugh At Benghazi

November 24, 2015 by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor

Since the Paris attacks, we’ve seen some serious ground shifting in the GOP primary race. Though Donald Trump has largely remained in the lead — with dramatic margins in some cases — the race for second, third and fourth is definitely in play. As we’ve reported previously, much of the ground lately seems to be trading between Ben Carson and Ted Cruz — who has made great strides in the wake of the Paris attacks, while Ben Carson has been slipping.

And today’s latest poll from Quinnipiac University now suggests the lead is in serious play, as Ted Cruz has surged into a statistical tie with Donald Trump. Trump leads with 25% support, Cruz is right there with him at 23% — with a margin of error of +/- four — now just about 75 days ahead of the first caucuses.

Via The New York Times:

Ted Cruz’s long-anticipated Iowa surge came a step closer on Tuesday with a new poll showing him just behind Donald J. Trump and leaping ahead of Ben Carson, as terrorism and foreign policy now drive the 2016 nominating race.

Mr. Cruz, the Republican Texas senator, was the choice of 23 percent of likely Republican caucusgoers in the new poll, from Quinnipiac University, following Mr. Trump at 25 percent and ahead of Mr. Carson at 18 percent. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was in fourth with 13 percent. The margin of error was plus or minus four percentage points.

Just a month ago, Mr. Carson seemed to be running away with the Iowa nominating contest with support from the Christian right, polling at 28 percent in a Quinnipiac poll in late October, followed by Mr. Trump at 20 percent.

But Mr. Cruz, who in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris has aggressively criticized President Obama’s handling of the rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East and who has rejected letting Syrian refugees into the country, has more than doubled his Iowa support since last month. Four out of five Iowa Republicans said Syrian refugees should not be allowed to settle in the state.

The survey was taken Nov. 16-22, entirely after the Paris attacks. Terrorism and foreign policy together were the two most important issues for voters, cited by 30 percent of Republicans in deciding whom to support. Jobs and the economy followed.

Voters who named foreign policy and terrorism the most crucial issues chose Mr. Cruz as their top preference.

He was also named the most capable of handling foreign policy by voters over all, winning 24 percent of support, compared with 18 percent for Mr. Trump, 15 percent for Mr. Rubio and 6 percent for Mr. Carson, who was openly questioned last week by his own advisers in a New York Times article.

Only 49 percent in the poll said Mr. Carson had the right experience to be president, compared with 81 percent for Mr. Cruz, 68 percent for Mr. Rubio and 62 percent for Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump, who created a stir with comments about a federal database for Muslims, was cited as the best able to handle terrorism. He was also seen as the most capable of dealing with economic issues. Mr. Carson was deemed best on social issues like abortion, and he also scored high for caring about “the needs and problems” of voters.

So things could be about to get VERY interesting, especially as Donald Trump just last week said this about Ted Cruz, the man he’d named as a potential running mate:

“If he catches on, I guess we’ll have to go to war.”

Let’s hope THAT doesn’t happen, for the good of the GOP — and the country — so we don’t end up with a President Hillary Clinton.

Trump Posts Video of Clinton Laughing Over Flaming Images of Benghazi
24 Nov 2015 By Cathy Burke

Donald Trump posted a new video superimposing pictures of a chuckling Hillary Clinton over images of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack, along with the caption, “Hillary has been having a laugh at our expense for years.”

Hillary, there is nothing to laugh about.

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

The former secretary of state’s laughter punctuates news clips highlighting controversies that have dogged her political life, from Whitewater to the federal investigation into her private email arrangement while at the Department of State.

The final clip of the laughter comes from Clinton’s testimony before the House committee investigating the terror attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, as images of fire from the attack are pictured.

Text at the end of the clip states: “Don’t let the joke be on us!”

The latest video posted on the GOP presidential primary front-runner follows those on his Instagram account slamming Republican rivals Ben Carson — asking if he’s a “violent criminal? Or pathological liar?” — and Jeb Bush, who he attacks for his stance on immigration.

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Gang Of 8 Amnesty Marco Rubio Tells Hannity He’d ‘Hate To Use’ Funding Measure To Stop Obama Syrian Refugee Flood

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% tells Sean Hannity that he’d “hate to use” Congress’ power of the purse to block Obama’s refugee resettlement program. He’d prefer to opt for Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58%’s plan, which would allow the President to resettle 85,000 or more refugees this year from countries including Somalia, the Congo and Syria.

Hannity pressed Rubio on how Republicans could stop the importation of Syrian refugees into the United States.

A recent poll showed that a majority of the public opposes letting any Syrian refugees into the United States, and Rasmussen polling shows that 65 percent of conservative voters believe we should admit zero refugees from across the Middle East. Under current immigration levels the U.S. would admit 200,000 refugees and asylees from Muslim countries and will permanently resettle half a million migrants from Muslim countries over the next five years.

Hannity asked: “How do Republicans stop this? I know [Obama] is the Commander-in-Chief, but Congress has the power of the purse. Can it be stopped?”

In response, Rubio explained that the resettlement operation could be stopped simply by blocking the President’s funding request for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is set to expire on December 11. However, Rubio said that he’d “hate” stop the resettlement operation through the funding mechanism, and would rather simply rely on the Ryan plan, which would allow the resettlement operation to continue:

It can [be stopped]. And I think part of it is the funding mechanisms that’s used, you’d hate to use that because it would impact all refugees if you did it that way. The other is, for example, the House has taken measures to make it stricter in terms of the vetting process, it would require the FBI director and other agency heads to personally attest.

Hannity, however— echoing the concerns of immigration experts— objected to Rubio’s touting of the House’s plan: “But I don’t have a lot of faith in that,” Hannity said. “I don’t have a lot of faith in that language.”

Indeed, nonpartisan immigration control groups and prominent conservatives have explained how the House’s legislative measure—championed by Speaker Ryan—would allow record immigration levels to be surged even higher.

Sen. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 82% explains that the legislation Ryan pushed through the House “allows the President to continue to bring in as many refugees as he wants from anywhere in the world.”

NumbersUSA explained how the bill would actually cede Congressional authority to the President: “instead of legislating [a] pause… the House instead will vote to cede its responsibility for America’s safety to the FBI, the DNI, and DHS in the hopes that they can pick and choose correctly from a limited number of ‘covered’ aliens.”

National Review’s Rich Lowry even mocked Ryan’s legislative vision in a post entitled, “Uh, the House Bill to Pause the Syrian Refugee Program Doesn’t Really Pause the Syrian Refugee Program.” Lowry pointed out that Hot Air’s AllahPundit, “makes the case that [Democrat Diane] Feinstein[‘s] bill in the Senate is actually more substantive” than Ryan’s bill.

Rubio’s aversion to using Congress’ power of the purse to block the refuge resettlement also puts him at odds with fellow presidential contender,

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% . As Cruz’s spokesman Catherine Frazier told Breitbart News exclusively:

Ted Cruz has no problem using Congress’ power of the purse to mitigate the damage of President Obama’s disastrous policies for the next fourteen months, including his dangerous plan to bring refugees who may have been infiltrated by ISIS or al Qaida to our shores.

Cruz’s campaign also noted that the Senator has been focused on funding since September and has been calling attention to the risk of using taxpayer dollars to import terrorism. In a formal letter issued to administrative officials in September, Cruz wrote, the administration’s plan to admit tens of thousands of Syrian refugees over the next few years has “prioritized the needs of foreign nationals of unknown backgrounds, affiliations, and motivations over the safety and security of American citizens.”

Cruz stated, “Congress needs much more information before we can allow the United States to engage in a process that could wind up spending taxpayer dollars to import terrorism, much less fund that process.”

Rubio’s hesitancy to use the power of the purse to block Obama’s refugee resettlement operation also puts him on the opposite side of Senior Appropriations member Senator

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) 66% , who issued a joint statement with Senator Sessions which noted in part:

As Chairmen of Subcommittees on both the Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, we believe it is essential that any government funding bill cancel the President’s blank check for refugee resettlement…Each year, millions of visas go out the door without any input or action from Congress.  We would not accept this policy for the federal budget, and we should not accept it for immigration.  We therefore urge the inclusion of a provision in any omnibus spending bill that makes it absolutely clear that no refugee resettlement will take place without a separate, affirmative Congressional vote to authorize any resettlement and offset its huge costs… First and foremost, this is a question of appropriations.

Rubio’s position is also at odds with at least 60 House lawmakers who are urging Congress to turn down the President’s funding request and put new refugee rules in place.

In the interview with Hannity, Rubio also reiterated his support for the President’s plan to admit elderly and young refugees, who are likely to become an immediate public charge on the U.S. taxpayer:

Rubio said:

It’s not that America’s saying, “We don’t want any refugees.” What we’re saying is, “You can’t come here as a refugee if we can’t vet you.” And all I’ve said is we are not going to be able to vet most of these people. Now common sense still applies– if it’s a six-year-old orphan, if it’s a 90-year-old senior citizen, if it’s a Chaldean priest from the Middle East—you can vet people like that, I mean, that’s common sense. But if it’s someone we know nothing about… there is no reliable data-base for us to use to vet thousands of people coming from an unstable part of the world where documents are often forged.

As Breitbart News has previously reported, Rubio’s support for admitting the young and elderly would come at a cost to U.S. taxpayers. A young refugee could require extensive childcare, medical care, housing, and food support, while the older refugee in her nineties could require round the clock medical care. If the elderly refugee dies within weeks of arrival, presumably taxpayers might have to pick up the expenses related to death and burial as well.

Moreover, Andrew McCarthy has further noted that the problem with vetting Syrian refugees is not limited to the absence of a reliable data-base of records. Rather, McCarthy argues that the problem lies with bringing in large numbers of, what McCarthy describes as, “assimilation-resistant Muslims” who can create recruiting grounds for ISIS terrorists within the United States.

Bringing in thousands of young Syrians with dead fathers is a security threat not because these young orphans are already terrorists, but because they can be recruited in the future. Recent reports documenting how Minnesota— which has the largest Somali population in the country— has struggled to stem terror recruiting seem to underscore McCarthy’s concerns.

Polls, which Hannity highlighted during the interview, reveal that Rubio’s support for continuing the refugee resettlement operation places him at odds with the majority of the American electorate— both Republicans and Democrats— on this matter. Hannity explained:

If we look at the numbers, we have 66 percent believe we are at war with radical Islamists, that’s a pretty significant number. 67 percent of Americans oppose the President’s refugee plan to bring Syrian refugees here… There was a poll by the Center for Research and Policy Study: 13 percent of Syrian refugees have at least a somewhat positive view of ISIS. [And] 50 percent of Democrats oppose the refugee crisis in the Fox poll.

Prior to the exchange with Sean Hannity, Breitbart News had reached out to Rubio’s campaign for comment. Breitbart asked specifically whether  “Sen. Rubio [is] willing to call on Speaker Ryan and Sen. McConnell to block funding for refugee resettlement?”

Rubio’s office refused to respond for comment.
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Finally! MB Obama just promised to do something REALLY serious about ISIS… – Terror Deaths Quadruple Under MB Obama

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November 24, 2015 by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor

In the wake of the Paris attacks and amidst ramped-up threats from ISIS worldwide, we’ve heard strong statements from the likes of France President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin. They’ve declared war on ISIS, with Hollande promising it will be “pitiless,” while Putin vowed to hunt ISIS “everywhere, wherever they’re hiding. We’ll find them anywhere in the world and we’ll punish them” so they “understand retribution is inescapable.”

We’ve been waiting for President Obama to make a similarly strong statement about ISIS in the wake of the Paris attacks and direct threats to our own homeland. Well, today, President Obama finally declared what he believes will be a ‘powerful rebuke’ to ISIS.

As Breitbart reports:

President Obama calls the upcoming climate summit with world leaders in Paris a “powerful rebuke” to Islamic State terrorists who attacked the city earlier this month.

“What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” Obama marveled, after previewing his attendance at the summit which begins next week in Paris.

Obama made his remarks during a press conference at the White House today with French President François Hollande. He urged Americans to come together and be united against the threat of terrorism worldwide.

“We cannot, and we will not succumb to fear,” he said. “Nor can we allow fear to divide us. For that’s how terrorists win.”

I’m sure ISIS is shaking in its boots about now. With laughter.

Sadly, folks, I guess this might be about as good as it’s gonna get from this president.

Obama: Paris Climate Change Event ‘Powerful Rebuke’ to Terrorists
24 Nov 2015 By Greg Richter

President Barack Obama said during Tuesday’s White House press conference with French President Francois Hollande that next week’s U.N. Climate Conference in Paris will be a “powerful rebuke” to the November 13 terrorist attacks which killed 130 and injured more than 350 in that city.

“I want to salute the people of Paris for showing the world how to stay strong in the face of terrorism,” Obama said in the press conference. “Even as they grieve, Parisians have begun returning to their cafes, riding the metro and going to stadiums to cheer for their teams.”
He then added, “Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference. What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children.”

Hollande sounded a similar tone in his own remarks.

“I certainly could not imagine that this conference would be taking place against such a background,” Hollande said. “At the same time, I think that they cannot be any better symbol or response, but to hold the conference in Paris where the attacks took place, where we took the right measures in terms of security, protections as well as in defending our values.”

Obama said in his January state of the union speech, “No challenge  poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” He has faced criticism from conservatives ever since, who say he should be more concerned with terrorism.

Despite that, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has specifically said in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president that climate change is a bigger threat to the world than terrorism.

Conservatives on Twitter had something to say about Obama’s latest claims about climate change and terrorism:


Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama

The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009.

Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’

The 2014 economic cost of 13,370 terrorist attacks in 93 countries included property damage, medical costs, lost income for victims, and the indirect costs of preventing and responding to terrorist acts. The annual “Global Terrorism Index” report estimated those costs hit an all-time-high in 2014 of $52.9 billion.

Boko Haram and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant were jointly responsible for 51 percent of all claimed global terrorist fatalities in 2014. About 57 percent of all the attacks and 78 percent of all the deaths occurred in the five nations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

But the number of nations suffering over 500 or more deaths from terrorism increased in 2014 by approximately 120 percent, to 11 countries.

Nigeria experienced the largest increase in terrorist activity with 7,512 deaths in 2014, a jump of over 300 percent over the prior year. But Iraq continued as the worst place for terrorist attacks in 2014, with 9,929 killed, setting another new all-time-record for a single nation.

The number of countries suffering at least one terrorist fatality spread significantly last year, from 59 in 2013 to 67 in 2014. Advanced Western nations suffering at least one terrorist death included Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada and France.

As the Middle East destabilized from 2011 through 2014, global terrorist attacks set a new record each year. Over the three-year period, the total number of people killed by terrorism was approximately 63,214.

The 2015 year was on track through mid-June (latest data available) to set another all-time record, with the IntelCenter tracking “5,209 terrorist and rebel incidents” that killed a total of 14,193 people.

The rapidly expanding number of terrorist attacks, nations targeted and civilians killed virtually guarantees that terrorism will continue set new records in the years ahead.

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English Student Complains That He Cannot Go To Classes After Questioning Rape Awareness Sessions

2E9B03A200000578-3329659-image-m-3_1448229137028The growing intolerance shown on campuses continues this week with a new controversy at Warwick University in Coventry, England where second-year George Lawlor, 19, has been publicly harassed and denounced for questioning rape awareness sessions. While universities have embraced the ill-defined concept of “microaggressions” and pursued speech deemed insulting or harassing against different groups, there appears to be little protection for those who espouse opposing views. The Warwick case raises an interesting example of legitimate and less legitimate responses to controversial views. I happen to disagree with Lawlor on critical points, but I am disturbed by reports of his being effectively prevented from going to class.

Lawlor challenged a student union drive to hold rape awareness sessions by arguing that the majority of people “don’t have to be taught to not be a rapist” – and that men inclined to commit the crime would be unlikely to attend such a workshop. He said that organizers where “pointing out the obvious.” He said that his invitation to attend such a session was “incredibly hurtful.” One can clearly disagree with Lawlor’s position, but he was espousing a good-faith point of view on a matter of great public debate. However, he was immediately denounced and branded a “rapist’ and “misogynist.”

Lawlor who studies politics and sociology says that he has been unable to go to classes due to the harassment and verbal attacks. To be sure, Lawlor’s posted picture saying “This is not what a rapist looks like” was provocative and I can understand the objections to that message. I agree with critics that the picture suggests that there are readily identifiable rapists or “typical” rapes — notions that can raise racist elements.

In my view, a voluntary program is hardly something that should be viewed as “hurtful” and the picture as ill-conceived and counterproductive. However, Lawlor’s article raises what he views as a politically correct program that is unlikely to affect the targeted group of offenders. His article titled Why I don’t need consent lessonswas in response to invitations sent for I Heart Consent workshop via Facebook.

As we see increasingly efforts to protect the “voices” of certain groups including the creation of minority only columns in school newspapers, it would seem axiomatic that free speech should be protected regardless of content. There is no problem in my view of people calling out Lawlor on social media and forums in disagreement with his views. I do disagree with the response in calling Lawlor a rapist and a “classist” for raising these questions. There is a growing tendency to attack the speaker rather the point in out debates on campus. Lawlor could hold these views and still be, as he claims, anti-rape and opposed to those who engage in such abuse or assaults.

For the university itself, there is something seriously wrong when a student who espouses controversial views does not feel safe going to class. I do believe that we need to consider the complaints of conservative students who believe that they are no longer able to speak freely on campuses in a growing environment of intolerance. There is a big difference between a passionate debate and a pattern of harassment.

What do you think?

Source: Daily Mail

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Oil Theft Soars as Downturn Casts U.S. Roughnecks Out of Work

November 2015 by Lauren Etter in Bloomberg Business


The moon was a waning crescent sliver Sept. 9 when a man emerged from an oil tanker, sidled up to a well outside Cotulla, Texas, and siphoned off almost 200 barrels. Then, he drove two hours to a town where he sold his load on the black market for $10 a barrel, about a quarter of what West Texas Intermediate currently fetches.

“This is like a drug organization,” said Mike Peters, global security manager of San Antonio-based Lewis Energy Group, who recounted the heist at a Texas legislative hearing. “You’ve got your mules that go out to steal the oil in trucks, you’ve got the next level of organization that’s actually taking the oil in, and you’ve got a gathering site — it’s always a criminal organization that’s involved with this.”

From raw crude sucked from wells to expensive machinery that disappears out the back door, drillers from Texas to Colorado are struggling to stop theft that has only worsened amid the industry’s biggest slowdown in a generation. Losses reached almost $1 billion in 2013 and likely have grown since, according to estimates from the Energy Security Council, an industry trade group in Houston. The situation has been fostered by idled trucks, abandoned drilling sites and tens of thousands of lost jobs.

“You’ve got unemployed oilfield workers that unfortunately are resorting to stealing,” said John Chamberlain, executive director of the Energy Security Council.

In Texas, unemployment insurance claims from energy workers more than doubled over the past year to about 110,000, according to the Workforce Commission. In North Dakota, average weekly wages in the Bakken oil patch decreased nearly 10 percent in the first quarter of 2015, compared with the previous quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

With dismissals hitting every corner of the industry, security guards hired during boom times are receiving pink slips. That’s leaving sites unprotected.

“There are a lot less eyes out there for security,” said John Esquivel, an analyst at security consulting firm Butchko Inc. in Tomball, Texas, and a former chief executive of the U.S. Border Patrol in Laredo. “The drilling activity may be quieter, but I don’t think criminal activity is.”

Special Charges

States are trying to get a handle on the theft, which can include anything from drill bits that can fetch thousands on the resale market, to copper wiring that can be melted down, to the crude itself. Texas lawmakers met earlier this month in Austin to craft a bill that would increase penalties related to the crime. A similar measure passed both houses of the legislature this year, but Republican Governor Greg Abbott vetoed it, saying it was “overly broad.” Lawmakers, at the urging of industry, are hoping to revive it next legislative session.

In Oklahoma, law-enforcement officers recently teamed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to intensify their effort. In North Dakota, the FBI earlier this year opened an office in the heart of oil country to combat crimes including theft, drug trafficking and prostitution.

The lull in drilling has given oil companies more time to scrutinize their operations — and their losses.

During booms “they are moving at such a rapid pace there’s not a lot of auditing and inventorying going on,” said Gary Painter, sheriff in Midland County, Texas, in the oil-rich Permian Basin. “Whenever it slows down, they start looking for stuff and find out it never got delivered or it got delivered and it’s gone.”

Oil theft is as old as Spindletop, the East Texas oilfield that spewed black gold in 1901 and began the modern oil era. In the early 1900s, Texas Rangers were often deployed to carry out “town taming” in oil fields rife with roughnecks, prostitutes, gamblers and thieves. In 1932, 18 men were indicted for their role in a Mexia ring that included prominent politicians and executives and resulted in the theft of 1 million barrels.

The allure of ill-gotten oil money remains strong.

In April, the Weld County Sheriff’s office in Colorado recovered almost $300,000 worth of stolen drill bits. In January, a Texas man pleaded guilty to stealing three truckloads of oil worth nearly $60,000 after an investigation by the FBI and local law-enforcement officers. Robert Butler, a sergeant at the Texas Attorney General’s Office whose primary job is to investigate oil theft, said in the legislative hearing that he is investigating a case of 470,000 barrels stolen and sold over the past three years worth about $40 million.

In Texas, oilfield theft has become entangled with Mexican drug trafficking, as the state’s newest and biggest production area, the Eagle Ford Shale region, lies along traditional smuggling routes. That’s thrust oil workers in the middle of cartel activity, and made it even more difficult to track stolen goods across the U.S.-Mexico border, said Esquivel, the retired Border Patrol agent.

Trickling Away

Oil thieves are a slippery bunch. Criminals sand off serial numbers of stolen goods to evade detection or melt them for scrap. Tracking raw crude is even trickier, since tracing it to its originating well is almost impossible once it’s mixed with other oil. Many companies fail to report the crime, making it difficult for investigators to trace the origins of stolen goods.

Many of the crimes are inside jobs, with thieves doubling as gate guards, tank drivers or well servicers. Last year, a federal grand jury indicted three Texas men in connection with the theft of $1.5 million worth of oil from their employers, including Houston’s Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

“Your average person wouldn’t know the value of a drill bit or a piece of tubing or a gas meter,” said Chamberlain. “It’d be like breaking into a jewelry store; unless you know what’s valuable, you wouldn’t know what to steal.”

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