Islamic fundamentalism

Taliban Chief Promises Women Equal Rights if U.S. Leaves Afghanistan

In his address for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada – supreme leader of the Taliban as well as one of its top clerics – promised equal rights for men and women under fundamentalist Taliban rule after the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan. He also offered a general amnesty to the Taliban’s enemies, provided they “end their opposition” to the “establishment of an Islamic government.” Eid al-Fitr is the festival that concludes the month-long fast of Ramadan, the paramount Muslim holiday. Eid, which traditionally lasts for three days, will officially begin on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on when the crescent moon appears over each country where Muslims live. “To those sides and individuals that have reservations about the future political system following the end of occupation – the Islamic Emirate once again assures everyone that it does not have a monopolist policy, every male and female member of society shall be given their due rights, none shall feel any sense of deprivation or injustice and all work necessary for the welfare, durability and development of society will be addressed in the light of divine Sharia,” Akhundzada said in his Eid statement, delivered in advance of the holiday. The Taliban likes to refer to itself as the “Islamic Emirate.” Muslim religious law, which the Taliban interprets with infamous severity, is known as “sharia.” The Taliban chief denounced warnings about the horrors that await Afghans if his terrorist gang seizes power again as a foreign plot to sow dissent and slander the “Islamic Emirate.” “Some circles seeking nefarious goals and power through a plan given to them by foreign intelligence networks to promote hatred and bigotry under linguistic, tribal, sectarian and other titles and to threaten and endanger the unity of our country must understand that the Afghan nation and the Islamic Emirate will not permit such undertakings,” he said. “Just as it rescued our homeland from such dangers in the past, it still (Allah willing) retains such capabilities, hence, it would be better for the perpetrators of such activities to review their approach and refrain from troubling this nation with such evil actions and ideas,” he warned, somewhat undermining his previous message of tolerance and reconciliation. Mixed with the Taliban’s threats against foreigners was an offer of general amnesty to their domestic opponents, provided they submit to fundamentalist rule and “renounce their enmity” for the Taliban and its leadership. “We urge everyone to take full advantage of this amnesty by ending their opposition and not becoming an impediment for the establishment of an Islamic government which is the aspiration of millions of martyred, wounded, disabled, orphaned, widowed and suffering Afghans,” Akhundzada said. He also demanded the Afghan government speed up the release of Taliban prisoners, who he said were suffering under inhumane conditions in government prisons. Akhundzada called the Taliban’s peace deal with the United States a “historic agreement” and hailed the “resultant termination of occupation” as an “extraordinary accomplishment for the Islamic Emirate and the entire Afghan Mujahid nation.” Mujahid means “holy warriors.” “The Islamic Emirate is committed to the agreement signed with America and urges the other side to honor its own commitments and not allow this critical opportunity go to waste. The implementation of this agreement can prove to be a powerful instrument for bringing an end to the war between America and our country and for establishing peace and an Islamic system in our homeland,” the Taliban leader said. “On the basis of our policy, we seek to have brotherly relations with Islamic countries, neighborly relations with our neighbors and strengthening of constructive relations with all regional and world countries in order that obligations be discharged vis-à-vis regional and global economic prosperity, security and communal life,” he promised. The government in Kabul was not much impressed with Akhundzada’s Eid statement, noting that his ostensible call for peace and reconciliation included a good deal of language that could be construed as incitement to violence, such as instructing Taliban fighters to “remain focused on their objectives.” “The people of Afghanistan do not need to hear a message from the Taliban. The Taliban, unfortunately, is still sending the message of war, panic, and fear, the Taliban is the main source of devastations and the killing of civilians,” said Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. Akhundzada assumed leadership of the Taliban after his predecessor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was killed by a U.S. drone strike in the remote Balochistan region of Pakistan in 2016. The Obama administration said at the time that liquidating Mansour would destabilize Taliban leadership and hopefully bring a replacement who was more amenable to working out a peace deal with the United States. Such an agreement was not signed until well into the administration of President Donald Trump, and as Akhundzada’s Eid remarks demonstrate, the Taliban sees the agreement more as a victory against the U.S. “occupation” and a step toward reclaiming total power from the elected government in Kabul than an equitable peace deal. The deal has not brought a great deal of peace to Afghanistan, either. Fighting continues between the Taliban and government forces, most recently with a Taliban attack on the city of Kunduz on Wednesday. According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, the attack was repelled with air support, resulting in the death of over 50 Taliban fighters. U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, a primary architect of the peace deal, followed up a round of intense shuttle diplomacy across the Middle East on Wednesday by calling on all sides in Afghanistan to reduce violence. “On violence, I told the Talibs, violence by all sides must fall,” Khalilzad said after meeting with both Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, his power-sharing partner Abdullah Abdullah, and Taliban leaders.

The notion that the Taliban would give equal rights to both men and women is not only a lie, but it’s ridiculous on its face, and laughable. After all, Islam doesn’t treat men and women differently; not by a very long shot.  And, the Taliban enforce Sharia Law, which is the harshest form of Islamic law.  Google what Sharia Law is, and you’ll get a sense of that.  As someone who has spent some time in Afghanistan as a “field grade” Army officer, I have seen up close and very personal what the Taliban did to those who were victimized by that evil, oppressive regime before we liberated Afghanistan.  It would be a travesty on many levels if we allowed the Taliban to retake control of Afghanistan after all the blood, money and treasure that we, and so many other countries, have invested in rebuilding that backward country which borders Iran.

Palestinian University’s Welcome Banner To New Students Features Terrorists As ‘Heroes’

A Palestinian university welcomed incoming students with a giant banner depicting Palestinian arch-terrorists as “heroes.” The banner was hung at a reception for new students at the Dura branch of Al Quds University and featured photos of the founders of a number of terror groups, including Hamas’s Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Fathi Shiqaqi, Abu Ali Mustafa of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Black September’s Salah Khalaf, monitoring group Palestinian Media Watch reported. The banner also featured images of former Palestinian Liberation Organization head Yasser Arafat and his deputy Abu Jihad, who as head of the organization’s military wing orchestrated terror attacks that claimed the life of at least 125 Israelis, the Palestinian Authority daily Al-Ayyam reported. Speakers at the reception included Fatah official Jamal Muhaisen, who has delegitimized Israel’s right to exist and supported the use of terror in order to defend sites that are holy to Islam. The Al Quds banner also featured the logo of the university’s branch of Fatah’s student movement with the slogan: “From the sea of blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) we will create a state,” as well as a PA map presenting all of sovereign Israel as “Palestine.” In 2013, Brandeis University suspended its partnership with Al-Quds University following a Nazi-style demonstration at its main campus, with activists marching in black military gear and trampling Israeli flags, carrying fake automatic weapons and raising the Heil Hitler salute.

Until the Palestinians are willing to stop this crap, the Israelis shouldn’t bother sitting down for “peace talks” or discussing the possibility of a “two state solution;” which all the Dems and establishment Republicans have been advocating for.  After all, you cannot make peace when one side doesn’t recognize your right to even exist.  Fatah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are all just different names for Islamo-fascist terrorist wakos; pure evil.

US Islamist group arming up in anticipation of Trump, report claims

An Islamist group with secretive compounds around the U.S. is arming up in anticipation of raids by the incoming Trump administration, according to a new report from a nonprofit think tank. Muslims of America, which is headquartered in Hancock, N.Y., and run from Pakistan by leader Sheikh Gilani, operates 22 “Islamic villages” around the nation. The compounds are legal, but Gilani has recently ordered all unarmed members to gather firearms, licenses and hunting permits, according to Clarion Project. Gilani believes his group will be targeted by Trump. “I foretold disastrous results should this man be elected as the American President,” Gilani said in a statement shortly after Trump was elected president on Nov. 8. “He has come as a test and trial for the faithful adherents of the holy books.” Supporters say the compounds are simply Islamic communes for mainly African-American Muslims who seek to follow Gilani’s teachings in a rural setting. While they have been the subject of numerous accusations and undercover reporting, the group is not known to have supported or conducted terrorist activity, and its critics are widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists. A confidential source allegedly inside the organization told Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network and Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project that the group expects the FBI to reopen its cases against them as a “homegrown terrorist organization,” according to the report. According to the report, the sources stated that members across the country were given instructions by Gilani to “be prepared to fight,” against President-Elect Trump, who the group believes is part of a satanic-Zionist conspiracy to destroy Islam. Muslims of America’s headquarters in rural New York is known as “Islamberg.” According to a 2007 FBI report obtained by the Clarion Project, MOA “possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns within the U.S. and overseas.”

These radical, anti-America, Islamist groups, and their compounds here in America are more numerous than our politicians and the dominantly liberal mainstream media would like to admit, or like you to know.  They are a clear and present danger.  We’ll see if the incoming Trump administration takes an interest in their activities…

ISIS believed to have attacked US base in Iraq with chemical agent

ISIS fighters are believed to have attacked U.S. and Iraqi forces with a “crude” chemical weapon Tuesday evening, a U.S. official told Fox News. The U.S base outside Qayyarah, 25 miles south of Mosul, was struck by a rocket and traces of a “mustard agent” were believed to be present, the official said. The attack was first reported by CNN. A Pentagon official told reporters that a “tar-like black oily substance” was found on the shell, which landed within the base hundreds of yards from U.S. forces. An initial test for the agent was positive, but “could be false,” the official said. The second test was negative, possibly because the shell had been exposed to the elements. No one was injured in the attack and there were “no signs of exposure” shown by any U.S. troops, including the two soldiers who inspected the shell. Two to four soldiers who were near the shell received full decontamination treatment. “Unless you are right next to [the shell], exposure is unlikely,” the official said. U.S. troops at the base are equipped with chemical weapons exposure suits. The official said the base is attacked “fairly often” with conventional weapons, but Tuesday’s assault is believed to be the first chemical attack on U.S. forces in Iraq since they returned to the country in 2014. Nearly 5,000 U.S. troops are currently on the ground in Iraq and “hundreds” of those forces are located at the base, the official said. The ordinance and residue from the shell are being sent to Ft. Detrick, Md. for processing to confirm the presence of a chemical agent. Unlike mustard gas, which can spread, mustard agent leaves an oily residue behind. The official said the security posture at the base had not changed. Mosul is the last major Iraqi city controlled by ISIS, which overran much of the country more than two years ago.

IF, in fact ISIS/ISIL is trying to use any form of chem or bio warfare against U.S. troops, then the paradigm has definitely shifted there, and we need to respond accordingly.  This story is developing…

Sniper takes out ISIS executioner from a mile away

A sharpshooter killed a top ISIS executioner and three other jihadists with a single bullet from nearly a mile away — just seconds before the fiend was set to burn 12 hostages alive with a flamethrower, according to a new report. The British Special Air Service marksman turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball by using a Barett .50-caliber rifle to strike a fuel tank affixed to the jihadi’s back, the UK’s Daily Star reported Sunday. The pack exploded, killing the sadistic terrorist and three of his flunkies, who were supposed to film the execution, last month, the paper said. The ISIS butcher — who reportedly delighted in burning hostages alive — had been on a US “kill list” for several months, sources told the paper, which did not identify the sniper or the executioner.

Score one for the her majesty’s SAS!  Excellent!!  🙂

Analysis: Fifteen Years After 9/11, What Have We Learned?

Fifteen years after 9/11, Americans still struggle to understand what it is we are fighting. While the mastermind of those attacks, Osama bin Laden, paid the ultimate price for murdering over 3,000 Americans, our “whack-a-mole” strategy in targeting the group he led, al-Qaeda, and its ilk leaves many Americans pondering a question raised by the Temptations’ 1969 anti-war song: “War, what is it good for?” The Temptations answered their own question responding, “Absolutely nothing!” And, as we now fight our longest war, many Americans may agree. But they do so because our leaders irresponsibly refuse to explain what it is we are fighting. What we experienced since 9/11 is not dissimilar to Japan’s recurring plight with an invasion of sea giants. Fishing villages along Japan’s western coastline have been devastated for over a decade by a most unlikely invader. Seemingly lending itself more to the realm of science fiction, it is, however, a reality. It is the giant Nomura jellyfish. Ever since 2005, ocean currents have transported swarms of Nomura—a single jellyfish spanning six feet and weighing up to 450- pounds—into the Sea of Japan. There, it presents a nightmare for fishermen, destroying their nets and even sinking one boat. An approach taken to destroy the jellyfish was to drag steel nets through the swarms, ripping through the jellyfish and sending shredded pieces of Nomura to the ocean floor. That approach only created another problem—shreds of the jellyfish proved capable of rejuvenating! In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, this, in essence, is what we have experienced. As America targeted al-Qaeda, the group later rejuvenated into a new lifeform, evidenced by disenchanted Islamists breaking from it to create ISIS. But al-Qaeda was not the original 450-pound jellyfish; its roots lie in the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. Founded in 1928 in Egypt, the Brotherhood sought to implement sharia there. But its founder, cleric Hassam al-Banna, had grander notions, stating, “It is in the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.” Today, the Brotherhood is established in seventy countries around the world, including the U.S., seeking to fulfill this goal. Those believing it a benign threat to democracy should read its once-secret strategic plan. Written in 1991 and inadvertently discovered in 2004, the Brotherhood’s strategy is to undermine our Constitution by using our laws against us. This includes consistently raising claims of political correctness and Islamophobia, fertilizing America’s soil with a sense of guilt over criticizing Islam, thus nurturing the seeds for Islamic influence and sharia to grow. This strategy mandates, “The Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers.” The process by which this is accomplished is “civilization jihad.” It tills the soil for the violent jihad that is to follow. Imagine we discovered plans for the attack on Pearl Harbor beforehand and did nothing to stop it. Sadly today, despite knowing the Brotherhood’s strategic war plans for America, we allow them to continue unabated. Failing to deter them, President Barack Obama instead encourages them, inviting Brotherhood leaders to the White House. Could one even conceive of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt inviting Japan’s General Hideki Tojo to the White House knowing an attack on Pearl Harbor by Tokyo was planned? Obama also chooses to ignore the Brotherhood’s 2010 declaration of war against us, issued by its Supreme Guide, Muhammad Badi. Badi effectively “endorsed anti-American Jihad and pretty much every element in the al-Qaeda ideology book.” The last time we chose to ignore a war declaration was Osama bin Laden’s (both in 1996 and 1998)—for which we paid a heavy price. Among adherents to the Brotherhood’s ideology promoted by Banna, becoming disenchanted by the slow pace it was moving to establish a global caliphate, was bin Laden. This eventually led him to establish al-Qaeda in 1988. As al-Qaeda floundered, rejuvenation of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology occurred, manifesting itself this time in the life-form of ISIS. Breaking away from the remnants of al-Qaeda in Iraq, ISIS severed ties with bin Laden’s group in 2014 as it began capturing territory. Additional Brotherhood “pieces” have come to manifest themselves as various splinter group life-forms claiming allegiance either to al-Qaeda or ISIS. But the threat we face today still emanates from the ideology of the 450-pound Brotherhood monster jellyfish. Pieces breaking off remain firmly committed to taking Islam’s goal of a global caliphate to more violent levels to achieve success. Yet fifteen years after 9/11, our leadership still refuses to identify the enemy. Obama continues to hide the truth, calling it “violent extremism.” But the enemy today is the same that reared its ugly head on 9/11. It is Islamic extremism. Because we fail to label it as such, civilization jihad has established a beachhead throughout the Western world. One need only look to France to understand what is happening. Today more than half that country’s military is deployed domestically due to the Islamist threat. We see Muslim policemen refusing to protect Jewish synagogues, targeted by supposed Muslim “moderates,” yet the false cry of Islamophobia hides the reality anti-Semitism exists there. No wonder Jews are now leaving France in droves. Interestingly, even as Muslims on Arab TV broadcast programs raising the issue of their religion’s penchant for violence, political correctness inhibits any such discussion in the West. Given this free pass, clerics in Western mosques continue to preach Islam’s gospel of global sharia to their flocks. While teaching anti-West hatred, some clerics, like England’s recently-convicted (for promoting ISIS) Anjem Choudary, live off welfare, earning more than the British soldiers being sent to fight the Islamism they promote. What have we learned from 9/11? In the words of the Temptations, “Absolutely nothing!” -Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.), is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, the U.S. invasion of Panama and the first Gulf war. He is the author of “Bare Feet, Iron Will–Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields,” “Living the Juche Lie: North Korea’s Kim Dynasty” and “Doomsday: Iran–The Clock is Ticking.” He frequently writes on foreign policy and defense issues.

Starnes: Muslims complain about town’s 9/11 memorial

A group of New York Muslims has taken offense at a small town’s new memorial honoring those who died in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier fired off a letter to city leaders in Owego – alleging that words engraved in the granite memorial would encourage hatred toward Muslims. The memorial, which will be dedicated on Saturday, identifies those responsible for the attacks as “Islamic terrorists.” That’s a problem for the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier, based in nearby Johnson City, N.Y. A spokesperson told our Fox television affiliate that having the words “Islamic terrorists” on the monument is a “broad brush against the many Muslims who live in the Southern Tier.” “They want us to change the word from ‘Islamic Terrorist’ to either ‘terrorist’ or ‘Al Qaeda terrorist,’” City Manager Donald Castelluci told me. “I sent them back an email saying I disagreed with their premise 100 percent.” The entire inscription reads: “On September 11, 2001 nineteen Islamic terrorists unsuspectedly boarded four airliners departing east coast airports to hijack the planes and carry out a series of coordinated attacks against the United States. This is a tribute to all the lives lost that day and to the heroic sacrifice of all who rushed to help. As Americans, we honor their memory by living our lives in freedom. We will never forget.” Mr. Castelluci said they have no plans to change a single letter in the town’s memorial. “I don’t live in a politically correct world,” he told Fox affiliate WICZ. “I live in a historical fact world…whether it’s American, homegrown, Christianity, Islamic, you call it what it is. And we don’t whitewash things, especially here.” Amen, Mr. City Manager! “This is not about religion,” he told me. “It’s about one event on one day that killed more than 3,000 people.” I reached out to the Islamic Center of the Southern Tier but they did not respond to my inquiries. I want to commend Mr. Castelluci and the good people of Owego for refusing to bow at the altar of political correctness. The facts surrounding 9/11 are very clear. Islamic radicals committed jihad on American soil. They were not shouting, “Jesus Saves” when they flew those jetliners in the buildings. On Saturday, the citizens of Owego will commemorate the 15th anniversary of that terrible day by dedicating their memorial park – a park that honors a local resident who died in one of the twin towers. His name was Derek Statkevicus and he worked on the 89th floor of 2 World Trade Center. And his life was taken by an Islamic terrorist. That’s a fact. -Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook

 

Thousands buried in at least 72 ISIS mass graves

Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die. On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives. Between them, the two scenes of horror on Sinjar mountain contain six burial sites and the bodies of more than 100 people, just a small fraction of the mass graves Islamic State (ISIS) extremists have scattered across Iraq and Syria. In exclusive interviews, photos and research, The Associated Press has documented and mapped 72 of the mass graves, the most comprehensive survey so far, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group’s territory shrinks. In Syria, AP has obtained locations for 17 mass graves, including one with the bodies of hundreds of members of a single tribe all but exterminated when ISIS extremists took over their region. For at least 16 of the Iraqi graves, most in territory too dangerous to excavate, officials do not even guess the number of dead. In others, the estimates are based on memories of traumatized survivors, ISIS propaganda and what can be gleaned from a cursory look at the earth. Still, even the known victims buried are staggering — from 5,200 to more than 15,000. Sinjar mountain is dotted with mass graves, some in territory clawed back from ISIS after the group’s onslaught against the Yazidi minority in August 2014; others in the deadly no man’s land that has yet to be secured. The bodies of Talal Murat’s father, uncles and cousins lie beneath the rubble of the family farm, awaiting a time when it is safe for surviving relatives to return to the place where the men were gunned down. On Sinjar’s other flank, Rasho Qassim drives daily past the graves holding the bodies of his two sons. The road is in territory long since seized back, but the five sites are untouched, roped off and awaiting the money or the political will for excavation, as the evidence they contain is scoured away by the wind and baked by the sun. “We want to take them out of here. There are only bones left. But they said ‘No, they have to stay there, a committee will come and exhume them later,'” said Qassim, standing at the edge of the flimsy fence surrounding one site, where his two sons are buried. “It has been two years but nobody has come.” ISIS made no attempt to hide its atrocities. In fact it boasted of them. But proving what United Nations officials and others have described as an ongoing genocide — and prosecuting those behind it — will be complicated as the graves deteriorate. “We see clear evidence of the intent to destroy the Yazidi people,” said Naomi Kikoler, who recently visited the region for the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. “There’s been virtually no effort to systematically document the crimes perpetrated, to preserve the evidence, and to ensure that mass graves are identified and protected.” Then there are the graves still out of reach. ISIS atrocities extend well outside the Yazidi region in northern Iraq. Satellites offer the clearest look at massacres such as the one at Badoush Prison in June 2014 that left 600 male inmates dead. A patch of scraped earth and tire tracks show the likely killing site, according to exclusive photos obtained by the imagery intelligence firm AllSource Analysis.

And just think.  Obama has been importing Muslim so-called Syrian refugees, without properly screening them, …by the tens of thousands.  And, Hillary wants to up that number significantly if she should, God forbid, become our next President.  Keep that in mind..  We’re importing the mentality that can look you in the eye and justify this kind of barbarism.  How crazy is that?!?

Trump charges Obama with being ‘founder of ISIS’

Donald Trump charged President Barack Obama on Wednesday with being the founder of the Islamic State during a campaign rally in Florida. “In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,” Trump said during a campaign stop in Fort Lauderdale. “He is the founder of ISIS.” Last week, his campaign tried to draw financial links between the Clinton Foundation and the terror group. Wednesday, he called Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton the group’s “co-founder.” Trump has long accused Obama and Clinton for pursuing Middle East policies that created a power vacuum in Iraq that was exploited by Islamic State. He had criticized Obama for announcing he would yank U.S. troops out of Iraq, which Obama critics believe created the instability in which extremist groups thrive. The White House had yet to comment on Trump’s remarks. The Islamic State group began as Iraq’s local affiliate of Al Qaeda, the group that attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. The group carried out massive attacks against Iraq’s Shiite Muslim majority, fueling tensions with Al Qaeda’s central leadership. The local group’s then-leader, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in 2006 in a U.S. airstrike but is still seen as the Islamic State group’s founder. The Trump campaign alleged in a statement last week that the Clinton Foundation ties to a corporation “funding” ISIS. The campaign detailed financial contributions the Clinton Foundation received from a cement-making company called Lafarge. The same statement cited reporting in French media outlets that the company had entered deals with the Islamic State and other armed groups in Syria to protect its interests there. “More than any major presidential nominee in modern history, Hillary Clinton is tied to brutal theocratic and Islamist regimes. Now we learn she has accepted money from a company linked to ISIS,” Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said in a statement. Trump brought up the accusation during his rally in Florida to a raucous crowd. He railed against the fact that the Orlando shooter’s father, Seddique Mateen, was spotted in the crowd behind Clinton during a Monday rally in Florida, adding, “Of course he likes Hillary Clinton.”

How on earth is any of this even remotely controversial?!?!  The press is going all ape-sh_t because Trump is simply stating the painfully obvious.  The nerve!  lol.   Trump is calling out the elephant in the room, and saying what nobody else has the courage to actually say.  It might not be very politically correct.  But, c’mon.  Gimme a break!  And, here at The Daily Buzz we’ve been saying the same thing for over 2 years!  ISIS/ISIL was created by the power vacuum that occurred when Obama in all of his breathtaking idiocy (and against the advice of, well, EVERYONE) unilaterally pulled all of our U.S. military forces out of Iraq back in 2010.  THAT event created the opportunity for the worst of the worst of the Islamo-fascists to band together and create ISIS.  Then, ISIS snagged U.S. military hardware (including Abrams tanks!), and so on..and built its warchest, and took control of the oil fields to build their ever-growing bank accounts.  Then, they began their systematic  genocide of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq..and later on in Syria which is now in full-blown civil war with hundreds of thousands slaughtered by ISIS.  Yes, Obama’s foolish, and ideologically-driven decision to just pull our troops out of Iraq was the spark that ignited the creation of ISIS.  To suggest otherwise flies in the face of the facts.  Again, Obama was warned against doing that from virtually every General officer both on his staff AND retired….as well as his predecessor, George W. Bush.  You can Google a YouTube video of Bush warning  back in 2008 not to pull troops out of Iraq suddenly as it would create a power vacuum that give rise to radical Islamists.  Gee..  Imagine that!  For those who want to debate whether or not we should have gone into Iraq, that’s a worthy debate.  HOWEVER..  Bush turned over a stable and secure Iraq AND Libya over to Obama and Hillary.  Obama blew it and his actions created ISIS.  Hillary’s poor decisions (i.e. the overthrow of Gaddfi, etc.) let to civil war in Libya, as well as the disaster in Benghazi.  And for either of those two brain trusts to call into question the decision making abilities of Donald Trump is a whole new level of chutzpah.

Israeli athletes in Rio endure ‘shocking’ hostility, taunting by Muslim nations

The 2016 Olympic Games have been billed as an opportunity to put politics aside in the spirit of international camaraderie, but that’s not necessarily how it’s working out for Israeli athletes. Animosity toward the 47-athlete delegation has already triggered a reprimand from the International Olympic Committee and alarm from Jewish groups like the Anti-Defamation League, which issued a statement this week decrying anti-Israel “hostility” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “Shocking but not surprisingly, the Lebanese and Saudi delegations obviously have the wrong idea about the Olympic games,” said Roz Rothstein, CEO of the pro-Israel group Stand With Us, in a Wednesday statement. “Instead of using the events to forget animosity and promote peace between people, they have brought their brainwashed minds to Rio,” she said. “How unfortunate that they could not implement the good, peaceful intentions of the Olympics, and instead have used it as a forum to spread hate and continued rejection of peace.” The confrontations with delegations of nations traditionally hostile to Israel have marred an otherwise successful Olympics for Israel. Two days ago, judo athlete Yarden Gerbi won the bronze, making her the nation’s first medal winner since the 2008 Olympics. On Sunday, however, the IOC issued a reprimand to the head of the Lebanese Olympic delegation after he blocked Israeli athletes from entering a bus that the teams were supposed to share in order to reach the opening ceremonies. Instead, Olympic organizers placed the Israeli athletes on a “special vehicle,” said Israeli sailing-team trainer Udi Gal. “The bus driver opened the door, but this time the head of the Lebanese delegation blocked the aisle and entrance,” said Mr. Gal on Facebook. “The organizers wanted to avoid an international and physical incident and sent us away to a different bus.” He said he was “enraged and shocked by this event,” adding, “How is it possible that they let something like this happen and on the opening night of the Olympic Games?” The Lebanese delegation head, Saleem al-Haj Nacoula, who was reportedly hailed in Lebanon as a hero, told Arabic media he was “surprised to see the Israeli delegation approaching and trying to get on.” “I told the bus driver to close the door but a trainer who was with the Israelis prevented him from doing so,” he said, as reported by the Times of Israel. “I had to physically stand at the door and block him and the rest of the delegation from boarding, knowing that some were trying to force their way through and were looking for trouble.” Days later, Joud Fahmy of Saudi Arabia forfeited a first-round judo match Sunday in what the Hebrew press described as a tactic to avoid facing Israel’s Gili Cohen in the second round. The Saudi team disputed the charge, insisting on Twitter that Ms. Fahmy had sustained injuries to her arms and legs during training, although episodes of Arab athletes refusing to compete against Israelis are relatively common in international sports. In June, for example, Syrian boxer Ala Ghasoun refused to participate in an Olympic qualifying match against an Israeli, saying that to do so “would mean that I, as an athlete, and Syria, as a state, recognize the state of Israel.” “I quit the competition because my rival was Israeli, and I cannot shake his hand or compete against him while he represents a Zionist regime that kills the Syrian people,” Mr. Ghasoun said in Arab media…

What a loser..  This is the sort of crap that the IOC needs to stand firm against.  There is NO excuse for this in an environment that promotes diversity and accepting other cultures..