A Forgotten History

It came first with a tax and a set of laws. The Ottomans, seeking to further cement its Iron fist from the Sultinate, fearing growing issues in Europe and desiring a means to motivate the growing social revolutionary youth class, found their savior in creating the long thorn in their side- the holdouts of a conquered culture, the remaining scaffolds of the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Roman Empire among the Armenian minority population.  Islam had tolerated them though repression, but as the winds of change began to blow with a new generation, so did the attitude towards the Dhimmi.Among the youthful Marxist-inspired revolutionary class, an unholy marriage of marxism and Islam was created. The Young Turks, as they became known, sought solidarity throughout the Ottoman Empire. Dhimmis were thus not allowed to own any new property, and what property was owned could no longer sit on higher…

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Lawmakers: ‘Ransom’ to Iran puts Americans at risk

The cash transfer, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, was the first installment paid in a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a failed 1979 arms deal dating from just before the Iranian Revolution.The cash flown to Iran consisted of euros, Swiss francs, and other currencies because U.S. law forbids transacting American dollars with Iran. While the Obama administration denied the cash transfer was done to secure the release of the four Americans, GOP lawmakers said it was tantamount to “ransom.””Paying ransom to kidnappers puts Americans even more at risk,” Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said in a statement. “While Americans were relieved by Iran’s overdue release of illegally imprisoned American hostages, the White House’s policy of appeasement has led Iran to illegally seize more American hostages.”The four released Americans are Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian; Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine; Christian pastor Saeed Abedini; and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, whose case had not been publicized before the release.

Source: Lawmakers: ‘Ransom’ to Iran puts Americans at risk | Fox News

US Launches Air Strikes Against ISIS Targets In Libya, by Tyler Durden

In a statement, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said President Barack Obama authorized the strikes following a recommendation from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. To be sure, there was no formal authorization: this is merely the latest unilaterally-decided US attack on a sovereign. “They are consistent with our approach to combating ISIL by working with capable and motivated local forces,” said Cook, adding that “additional U.S. strikes will continue to target ISIL in Sirte.”

The narrative is so worn out it can be seen from a mile away: “the step will boost the government’s efforts to consolidate power and regain control over Libyan state institutions like the central bank and national oil company.” As a reminder, this was the pretext used in virtually every failed US foreign intervention campaign. At least this time AP at least point out the obvious: the deployment of weapons “also comes with risks, not least of which is that the arms may be captured or otherwise taken by the Islamic State or other groups.”

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Four years ago, ISIS didn’t exist. Now it’s in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Thank you US interventionism. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

In what comes as the most expected geopolitical development in recent years, moments ago the United States announced that it had launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed government, Libyan and U.S. officials said.

The strikes, which allegedly targeted an Islamic State tank and vehicles, come amid growing concerns about the group’s increased threat to Europe and its ability to inspire attacks across the region. “The presidency council, as the general army commander, has made a request for direct U.S. support to carry out specific airstrikes,” Serraj said. “The first strikes started today in positions in…

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NEW EMAILS Could Send Democrat Elijah Cummings to Prison for Targeting Voter Rights Group

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings’ staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

Source: NEW EMAILS Could Send Democrat Elijah Cummings to Prison for Targeting Voter Rights Group

muslim Barbarians Torture Dying Russian Soldiers From Helicopter Crash And Desecrate Their Bodies While Screaming “Allahu Akbar” | 

Keep in mind all of the people praising this are American-supported Muslim terrorists. One can only imagine what America might do, say Russia if these men were our soldiers and Russia was backing these terrorists. I assure you the reaction would be different.

Source: Muslim Barbarians Torture Dying Russian Soldiers From Helicopter Crash And Desecrate Their Bodies While Screaming “Allahu Akbar” | Walid Shoebat

See No Evil: Khan-troversy Repeats Five Big Lies of the Left

1. Terror has “nothing to do with Islam.” That statement, made by Mr. Khan to CNN on Sunday, is simply ridiculous. It also happens to be the stated policy position of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The left clings to this belief because it is not prepared to confront the ongoing terror threat, or to admit the failure of its multiculturalist policies. That cognitive dissonance persists even among those who are terror’s victims.2. Conservatives oppose all immigration. Mr. Khan told the Democratic National Convention: “If it was up to Donald Trump, [my son] never would have been in America.” The Khan family came to America in 1980, when Islamic terrorists had barely begun to attack the U.S. Trump has presented different versions of his proposal, but the basic thrust is to allow legal immigration while limiting it from terror-prone countries. The Khan family would have been welcome.3. War is never the answer. That claim was not made by Khan himself, but was implicit in the audience’s reaction inside the Wells Fargo Arena. While they applauded the Khans, left-wing, anti-war delegates heckled the military speakers that followed, including a wounded veteran. Happy to honor a dead veteran, whose sacrifice might suggest the futility of war, they were rude to living ones. The left rejects war, period — though weakness has always invited aggression.4. The Constitution doesn’t mean what it says. The left likes to reinterpret the text for its own purposes. Thus Mr. Khan held a pocket Constitution aloft, and mocked Trump’s immigration policy: “Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.’” The latter phrase only applies to citizens, not immigrants. Trump’s policy might be inadvisable, but it is constitutional.5. The media have no liberal bias. When Patricia Smith, the bereaved mother of Benghazi hero Sean Smith, spoke at the Republican National Convention, she received 70 seconds of network coverage. Mr. Khan and his wife have enjoyed 50 times more attention, according to an analysis by NewsBusters, as they continue an extensive circuit of sympathetic interviews and TV appearances. The left pretends the media are not biased, but the numbers tell the truth.And the core truth, which Mr. Khan and his friends in the media wish to suppress, is that radical Islam is directly responsible for brutal terrorism that threatens Americans and innocent people around the world.Rather than question Ghazala Khan’s silence onstage, Trump would have done better to insist that he will be the best president American Muslims have ever had, since only he will prevent militant infiltrators from recruiting American Muslim youth to their cause.From a conservative perspective, it has been disheartening to see Donald Trump struggle to react appropriately to a speech that, while powerfully emotive, was based on false premises.There is a silver lining, however. Perhaps more American Muslims will be motivated to serve by the Khan family’s example.And perhaps some of Khan’s new liberal fans, having rushed to buy copies of the pocket Constitution he held onstage, might actually try reading it properly for once.

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ISIS Warns American, British Christian Clergy, Congregants: You’re Next

ISIS Warns American, British Christian Clergy, Congregants: You’re NextCharisma News ^ | 8/1/16 | Bethany Blankley Posted on 8/1/2016, 8:00:32 PM by marshmallowFollowing the brutal murder of an elderly Catholic Priest in France, ISIS has publicly warned British Christian clergy and their congregants: you’re next. Police publicly warned Britain’s 5.4 million Christian church goers, pastors and clergy to be on alert as they are likely targets for ISIS.The Daily Mailreports that security has now been increased for Britain’s 47,000 churches in response to ISIS’s threat to target Christians and churches in major world cities. Roughly 5.4 million British citizens are church members.”Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: ‘Following recent events in France, we are reiterating our protective security advice to Christian places of worship and have circulated specific advice today. We are also taking this opportunity to remind them to review their security arrangements as a precaution. Daesh and other terrorist groups have targeted Christian as well as Jewish and other faith groups in the West and beyond. While the threat from terrorism remains unchanged at severe we urge the public to be vigilant.”Citing analysts at the SITE intelligence group, the Mail reports that London is on an ISIS hit list of cities it plans to target next.But, London is not alone. America is next.ISIS released pictures of major world cities online, two of which are New York City and Washington, D.C.(Excerpt) Read more at charismanews.com …

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