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Hezbollah Chief: Extremists Harm Islam More Than Cartoons: "They Have Insulted Islam & Muhammad"

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah group says Islamic extremists have insulted Islam and the Prophet Muhammad more than those who published satirical cartoons mocking the religion.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah did not directly mention the Paris attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, but he said Islamic extremists who behead and slaughter people — a reference to the IS group's rampages in Iraq and Syria — have done more harm to Islam than anyone else in history.

Nasrallah spoke Friday via video link to supporters gathered in southern Beirut.

Nasrallah's Shiite group is fighting in Syria alongside President Bashar Assad.

His remarks are in stark contrast to those of Sunni militants from the IS group and al-Qaida who have called for attacks on Western countries.


'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist web

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, were murdered.

The video description says that it is "a message for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists", and was uploaded to the group's Belgian account.


The figure, whose voice is obscured says: "We are declaring war against you, the terrorists."

They add that the group will track down and close all accounts on social networks related to terrorists in order to avenge those who have been killed.

VIDEO (in French) & More:


Finally, some good news for Michael Sam -- HE'S ENGAGED!!!

It all went down in Europe where the 25-year-old football player has been vacationing with his college sweetheart Vito Cammisano ... the man Sam famously kissed when he was drafted into the NFL last year.

Unclear who asked who ... but one of Vito's friends (who was on the University of Missouri swim team with Vito) is already congratulating the couple about it on Instagram ... and Sam "liked" her post.

Sam has raved about his relationship with Vito -- and the two even traveled together to St. Louis and Dallas when Michael was working out with the NFL teams.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/08/michael-sam-engaged-vito-cammisano-boyfriend/#ixzz3OLGjSwp2

How about fighting disease, instead of each other?


Former New York Mayor Dinkins: Police Being ‘Disrespectful To The Office Of The Mayor’

Former New York Mayor David Dinkins, the first African-American mayor of Gotham, spoke to me on radio last night, referring to police turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as “disrespectful” and recalling his own experiences with the NYPD. When he favored a civilian review board, thousands demonstrated in front of City Hall.

Dinkins also held his fire when asked to comment on the reactions of his successor, Rudy Giuliani.

COLMES: Do you agree with Rudy Giuliani on any level on this?
DINKINS: Well Rudy and I are often at odds. And let me leave that as that.
COLMES: You don’t want to say more than that?
DINKINS: It doesn’t go anywhere. No point in the news being that two former Mayors are in disagreement on something. That doesn’t assist in bringing about a resolution of the current problem.

Read more: http://www.alan.com/2015/01/09/former-new-york-mayor-dinkins-police-being-disrespectful-to-the-office-of-the-mayor/#ixzz3OL4U8NoG

Obama & The Giffords

President Barack Obama meets with former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on the fourth anniversary of the shooting that left Giffords gravely wounded, in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2015 (Photo by Pete Souza)
from: http://theobamadiary.com/

Rachel Maddow: No wonder Mitch McConnell wants credit for the economy


Following up on a report from a month ago, above is a chart showing job growth by year for the four most recent presidential administrations – the blue columns point to the two Democratic administrations (darker blue for overall job growth, lighter blue for private-sector-only growth), and the red columns point to the two Republican administrations (darker red for overall job growth, lighter red for private-sector-only growth).

Notice, 2014 isn’t just an encouraging year as compared to other years in the Great Recession era; it’s actually a strong year on its own. Indeed, more jobs have been created this year than in any year of the Bush/Cheney era – or the Bush/Quayle era, for that matter.

The Clinton era is, for good reason, generally seen as the best American economic period in recent memory, and the above image certainly helps show why. But take a closer look and you’ll notice this year’s job growth is actually stronger than four of the eight Clinton years.

For Republicans, who suddenly want credit for the economy, all of this should be impossible. As far as GOP lawmakers are concerned, President Obama’s agenda of health care reform, burdensome regulations, Dodd/Frank, and the Affordable Care Act are crushing the domestic economy, stifling the job market like a “wet blanket.”

the rest:


OBAMA"S Evil Scheme -By Matt Wuerker


Terrorism persists because terrorism works. Terrorism works because we let it.

It takes a great deal of violence to wipe out an army. But it only takes a tiny bit of violence to instill a sense of fear in a population. Terrorism is not meant to conquer through force; it is meant to conquer through fear.

How did you feel when you heard that men with machine guns had murdered a dozen people at a French newspaper because they did not like its political content? Angry. Afraid. Those of us in the media felt these twin emotions most of all. "I am shaking with rage at the attack on Charlie Hebdo," wrote the New York Times' Roger Cohen. "It's an attack on the free world. The entire free world should respond, ruthlessly."

Rage and fear. These are the twin goals of terrorists. And terrorism is wonderfully effective at achieving these goals. All of our rhetoric about bravery and freedom and honor and Settled Determination to Push Forward After This Tragedy rarely adds up to anything more than rage and fear. Our responses to terrorism are based on rage and fear. Because of this, terrorism works.

The attacks of September 11 were a spectacular success. Is there any other honest interpretation? They were a success not because of the Americans they killed that day, but because we chose to spend the next decade mired in hopeless, counterproductive global wars that cost us trillions of dollars and killed thousands more Americans and hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Terrorists wanted to show the world that we were brutal and unjust, and we did our best to help them do that. Terrorists wanted a war, and we gave them one. And we lost. We lost by giving them the stupid, fearful, angry response that they wanted.

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The One With The Gun Is A Terrorist - The One On The Ground Is A Muslim

'He died defending the right to ridicule his faith':
France unites behind #JeSuisAhmed on Twitter in tribute to Muslim officer slain by fanatics as he begged for his life

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2901681/Hero-police-officer-executed-street-married-42-year-old-Muslim-assigned-patrol-Paris-neighbourhood-Charlie-Hebdo-offices-located.html#ixzz3OHw1OWlV
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