DA NEWS: Sequestered cuts will decimate the Department of Defense
Sequestered cuts will decimate the Department of Defense
1 The automatic spending cuts triggered by the failure of the Supercommittee could “tear a seam” in defense, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday.
The so-called super committee’s failure on Monday to agree on $1.2 trillion in deficit-cutting measures triggers up to $600 billion in additional defense cuts over 10 years beginning in 2013.
“If Congress fails to act over the next year, the Department of Defense will face devastating, automatic, across-the-board cuts that will tear a seam in the nation’s defense,” Panetta said in a statement.
2 The Union War on Wisconsin Governor Walker
IT IS TIME TO GO AFTER UNION BOSSES.
Unleashing forces of hate, making it personal, unions roll out heavy artillery in their all-out war against their declared enemy, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Union devotees will need about 540,200 signatures on petitions in 60 days to trigger a special recall election targeting the besieged rookie governor.
Meanwhile, protesters’ signs hang in the Capitol rotunda, left from February protests, depicting Gov. Walker as a mustachioed Hitler, the devil himself, object of daily exercises of almost ritual union members’ hatred, like an Emmanuel Goldstein in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. Only the ritual hate sessions are not two minutes daily; rather, eight grueling months for unions’ most faithful haters.
Why the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE CANNOT STAND! America’s Freedom In The Balance [Vanity]
Wed Nov 23 10:48:32 2011 · by Lazamataz · 13 replies
11/23/11 | By Lazamataz
I had a run-in on Fox News opinion section, in Comments, with a lawyer who neatly disassembled every one of my objections to the Individual Mandate. Yet something kept bothering me. If you read to the end, you will see what that something, was. My objections were as follows: If the Federal Government forced me to buy a particular insurance, they could then force me to buy any product or service. Soon, it would be a mandate to buy a Union-made General Motors car, and at that point, we would be a Soviet Style Command Economy. He took that point…
Wed Nov 23 10:47:08 2011 · by Kaslin · 2 repliesTownhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Daniel J. MitchellOne of my frustrating missions in life is to educate policy makers on the Laffer Curve. This means teaching folks on the left that tax policy affects incentives to earn and report taxable income. As such, I try to explain, this means it is wrong to assume a simplistic linear relationship between tax rates and tax revenue. If you double tax rates, for instance, you won’t double tax revenue.But it also means teaching folks on the right that it is wildly wrong to claim that “all tax cuts pay for themselves” or that “tax increases always mean less revenue.” Those…
The United States said Tuesday it would no longer provide data to Russia on conventional weapons and troops in Europe, citing non-compliance by Moscow with a two-decade old treaty that governed the information exchange.
President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia will aim its missiles at the U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington fails to address Russian concerns on its missile defense plans. … He also said …that Moscow may opt out of the New Start arms control deal
Next March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the challenge by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, better known as Obamacare. A ruling is expected by mid-summer. Although many provisions don’t kick in until 2014, this 2,700-page mess is already giving America’s health care system a bad cold, which will morph into pneumonia if the law is not overturned. A few of the symptoms have already emerged: Adding costs — Some doctors are now charging patients extra fees for basic services such as processing forms. Without malpractice…
Missed the debate because of wrestling practice, but it’s hardly surprising that Newt would support amnesty for illegal aliens. After the Pelosi global-warming ad and Dede Scozzafava and “right-wing social engineering,” is it any surprise he’d adopt the left’s line on immigration too? He earned a career grade of D from Numbers USA (they calculate back to 1989). Heck, even Barbara Boxer has a career grade of D+. .. So the Gingrich Amnesty would cover illegal immigrants here when Congress passed IRCA. That is to say, it would pick up where the previous amnesty left off, legalizing precisely those people…
8 Bishop Lori: We’re Facing Immediate and Palpable Threats to Religious Freedom Because of Obama AdminA series of new laws that go against the values presented in the Catholic religion, including a suggestion in the health care reform law that a Catholic hospital may need to provide contraception or perform an abortion, have some complaining that the president and his administration are anti-Catholic. Bishop William Lori, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined Fox and Friends to react. He said that while he’s engaged in a dialogue with the administration, “We certainly are experiencing right now some immediate and palpable threats to religious freedom.” He went on to say, “Catholic hospitals, catholic charities,…
According to the head of telecommunications, the word “Jesus” needs to be added to the list of 1600 forbidden words, which have been banned because they are considered obscene mauro piantaturin There is no room for Jesus on Pakistani cell phones. According to Vatican news agency Fides, the latest wild dictate has come from the Head of Telecommunications: It is forbidden to write the name of “Jesus Christ” in text messages. Mobile phone companies have been ordered to block text messages that contain certain words considered vulgar, obscene or harmful in terms of meaning and modesty. “Jesus Christ” and “Satan”…
Wed Nov 23 10:21:11 2011 · by LOC1 · 17 repliesThe Houston Chronicle ^ | November 22, 2011 | DANE SCHILLERThe mission was supposed to be a textbook “controlled delivery” – a routine trap by law enforcement officers using a secret operative posing as a truck driver to bust drug traffickers when their narcotics are delivered to a rendezvous point. Instead, things spun out of control. Shortly before the marijuana delivery was to be made Monday afternoon, three sport-utility vehicles carrying Zetas cartel gunmen seemingly came out of nowhere and cut off the tanker truck as it rumbled through northwest Harris County, sources told the Chronicle. They sprayed the cab with bullets, killing the civilian driver, who was secretly working…
Wed Nov 23 10:20:34 2011 · by marktwain · 1 repliesDC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 November, 2011 | Mike StollenwerkVirginia’s largest gun rights group, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, is ramping up for what many expect to be a pro-gun legislative session in 2012. Part of that ramp up includes a VCDL supper meeting at Famous Anthony’s at 323 East Virginia Ave. in Vinton, VA on 28 November 2011. Additionally, the VCDL will be also manning membership drive tables at gun shows state-wide over the next few months. Here is the VCDL announcement: ************************************************** 1. VCDL Supper Meeting in Vinton on November 28th! ************************************************** VCDL will have a membership supper meeting at: FAMOUS ANTHONY’S, 323 East Virginia Ave Vinton…
Wed Nov 23 10:15:35 2011 · by marktwain · 11 repliesopposingviews.com ^ | 22 November, 2011 | Larry PrattGOA member Dr. Ray Seidel alerted me to the stirring of freedom that is taking place in his village of Ruidoso, New Mexico. I have already reported on the first battle with Mayor Ray Alborn and how he tried to impose an unconstitutional gun ban in the village. To get the full story of what happened in Ruidoso, you can go here and listen to my first debriefing session with Seidel. I recently interviewed Dr. Seidel a second time on my Gun Owners News Hour weekly radio program and asked him about several acts of local interposition in the surrounding…
13 Awwww, Somali Muslims in Denmark feel ‘persecuted’ because all eyes are on them for the rape of a 10 year old girl
Ya think? Gee, I guess Denmark’s Muslim bottomfeeders haven’t heard that there’s a rape epidemic in the UK, Europe, as well as Scandinavian countries, the majority of which are attributable to the influx of Muslim immigrants, many from Somalia.
Not to mention their beloved prophet muhammad who raped his 9-year old ‘wife.’ Repeatedy.
Islam in Europe (H/T Maria) A 10-year-old girl was raped Saturday evening in a wooded area in the town of Gullestrup, north of Herning. She had been playing with a 9-year-old friend in a playground by the kindergarten when a man threatened them to go with him into the woods. The 9-year-old friend escaped and ran to get help, but the rapist disappeared before the girl’s parents and police showed up. The girl described the rapist as African, 16-18 years old, with short, curly hair.
The police are asking anybody who might have even insignificant details on the case, to contact the police. Three days after the rape, there is insecurity, suspicions, accusation and concern among the 2,000 adults, youth and children who live in Gullestrup. Many non-Danes, and Somalis in particular, feel they’re under suspicion.
Poul Erik Lyngsø, chairman of the local council: Naturally there’s insecurity and a feeling of being suspected among the residents of Somali background, since now everybody think that they’re the ones who did it, because they have dark skin.” He says they keep indoors out of fear of unrest.
Ekstra Bladet reported about a ‘lynch atmosphere’ and of groups of 25-30 armed residents who are looking for the rapist, which according to a local shopkeeper should be castrated, while others think he should pay with his life. An 18 year old Somali told the paper that people from the area suspect one of his friends, who is not a police suspect. (Not yet, anyway)
Michael Kjeldgaard of the central Denmark police says that he’s heard the rumors, but can’t reconcile it with what he sees. It’s obvious there will be a bad atmosphere after such a serious crime takes place in a small community, but he doesn’t see armed hordes out to get revenge.
Police and social workers were on the streets Monday to speak with people in an attempt to keep tempers calm.
Poul Erik Lyngsø of the local council had called key people in the community. He told them that obviously there will be sparks between certain groups, but otherwise it’s quiet and peaceful. We’ve calmed things down so the police can work in peace.
Apparently, Hell hath no fury like a Frenchman scorned. It’s the third attack on a mosque just this month. Will the Muslims ever get a clue that they are not welcome in France?
Islam in Europe A mosque in Villeneuve-sur-Lot (south-western France) was tagged with racist (Islam is NOT a race) graffiti Saturday. Inscriptions included: “Islam out of Europe”, a swastika, and the number 88 (which stands for ‘Heil Hitler’). A wooden pallet had been set on fire against the front door but had only caused minor damage. Police also discovered a bottle thought to contain a fire accelerant.
The local (“dhimmi”) prosecutor and government official visited the mosque and expressed support for the local Muslim community. The police will be asked to increase their patrols around places of worship in the department.
A report by Ajib (via Islam in Europe) points out that the graffiti and arson at Villeneuve-sur-Lot is the latest in a series of criminal attacks on French mosques. Earlier this month the mosque in Montbéliard was the target of an arson attack that caused serious damage. A few days before, on the day of Eid al-Adha, Muslims in Saint-Armand-les-Eaux in the département du Nord were shocked to discover racist graffiti on the door of their mosque.
In a statement condemning the attack in Villeneuve-sur-Lot the Conseil Francais du Culte Musulman reiterates its call for a parliamentary inquiry into the rise of anti-Muslim hatred in France. (That’s funny, we in the States know why, why don’t you?)
Well, it didn’t take 24 hours for Terrorist Front Group CAIR to start whining about the NYPD arresting yet another MUSLIM TERRORIST
NY Muslim Leadership Council Issues Statement on Arrest of MUSLIM TERRORIST Jose Pimentel, by CAIR on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 12:39pm
A Statement from the Majlis Ash-Shura (Islamic Leadership Council) of Metropolitan New York, on the Arrest of Jose Pimentel
For Immediate Release Monday, November 21, 2011
Two days after Muslim leaders and activists convened by the Majlis Ash-Shura (Islamic Leadership Council) of Metropolitan N.Y. held a (November 18, 2011) prayer service and rally decrying the NYPD’s illegal, outrageous and completely inappropriate ethnic and religious-based mapping and surveillance of the New York Muslim community, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have announced the arrest of an alleged “lone wolf terrorist” intent on taking innocent lives in a pipe bomb plot.
It is worth noting that the individual described by both the Mayor and the Police Commissioner was apparently tracked and, ultimately, arrested because of his interest in bomb-making and the steps he allegedly took towards assembling an explosive device. Assuming this early version of the facts is accurate, it is worth noting how different that policing approach is from the NYPD/CIA program targeting our faith community, based not on suspicion of criminal conduct but on religion, race, ethnicity, and such legally protected activities as mosque attendance, enrollment in a Muslim school, or where one shops for food or has coffee or tea. (That’s right, all Muslims should be considered terror suspects. It’s only a matter of time until they have an outbreak of Sudden Jihad Syndrome)
Considering the long history in America of “lone wolf” assassins and terrorists of different ethnicities, political persuasions, and religious affiliations or none, on one hand we are glad whenever a wrong or evil is averted that would result in the taking of innocent human lives. The Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York continues to oppose all acts of terrorism – at home or abroad, whether by individuals, groups, or states.
On the other hand, we await the details of this particular arrest. We are waiting to determine the answers to the following questions (Nobody owes you answers to anything)– As we have already learned that there was a “confidential informant” involved in the case for some time, is this arrest yet another example of police generated entrapment schemes and plots? (Whenever a muslim terrorist is arrested, the muslim infiltrators always yell about entrapment. The FBI should be investigating the muslims behind this press release)
What was the informant agent’s role in pushing the plot forward? Is the timing of today’s announcement purely coincidental or strategically convenient? Is the defendant mentally deficient or unstable in any way? How long was the NYPD monitoring the defendant’s online activities? Was the NYPD directly engaged in surveillance on the defendant in Schenectady? (How about, none of this is any of your goddamn business?)
Why were the federal authorities only at the “assessment” stage in this case, and did they decline to investigate or prosecute under federal laws? Time will tell. In the interim, we call on the independent media to ask serious and probing questions regarding the extent and nature of the threat posed by the accused. (Why just him? We’re equally interested in the threat posed by ALL muslims)
In the meantime, the Majlis remains committed to combating domestic terrorism from within Muslim ranks, (CRAP!) while at the same time preserving the civil liberties and civil and human rights of Muslims, as with all Americans. (Muslims are NOT Americans)
THE MAJLIS ASH-SHURA OF METROPOLITAN N.Y.
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When you get the left wing Muslim sympathizers out of office, you can become that Denmark again.
The Right Wing Danish Peoples’ Party’s video against Muslim immigration and Islamization.
This is Denmark today. And the UK and Europe today. It could be the U.S.A. of tomorrow, too.
British man hails a ride in Mohammed’s taxi. They argue over the fare. Mohammed attempts to run down British man with his taxi
TAXI JIHAD? A man is left lying injured and bleeding as the taxi, which plowed into him, speeds off into the night. The Muslim driver, Mohammed Javed, in a fit of rage, used his taxi as a weapon, driving it straight at the passenger in a fight over a £2.00 fare.
UK DAILY MAIL The impact knocked Mr Lloyd on to the hood and he clung on desperately before he was thrown to the ground, suffering head injuries and a broken hand. Moments earlier, the driver had been arguing with Mr Lloyd and his friend Polly Nicalaous about the fare for a short journey across Bristol after a night out.
The pair had asked Javed if he could take them to nearby Stoke’s Croft for £7. The driver said he would charge according to the meter and they got in. When the meter reached £6 they asked to be let out but Javed kept driving.
They threatened to call the police unless he stopped, but he kept going, before pulling over in Stoke’s Croft where the meter showed £8. The passengers told him they would only pay £5 because they had asked him to stop. Eric Waley, prosecuting, said: ‘Javed got out of his taxi, seemed to put his arm out to stop them leaving and is seen to throw a punch at Mr Lloyd who tries to block it.
‘The defendant ran back to his car. Mr Lloyd returned to take a photo on his BlackBerry. ‘A black cloud of dust can be seen from the wheels spinning where he [Javed] clearly has his foot down on the accelerator.’ Javed, of Bristol, admitted dangerous driving and assault causing actual bodily harm.
He was jailed for six months and banned from driving for two years. Recorder Simon Foster told him: ‘It is extraordinary that there was not more injuries caused.’ (Only SIX months for attempted murder? That’s all?)
Let’s go to the video:
H/T True Grit
Wed Nov 23 09:59:19 2011 · by decimon · 12 repliesReuters ^ | November 23, 2011 | Stephen Brown and Noah BarkinBERLIN (Reuters) – A “disastrous” German bond sale on Wednesday sparked fears that Europe’s debt crisis was even beginning to threaten Berlin, with the leaders of the euro zone’s two strongest economies still firmly at odds over a longer-term structural solution. Financial markets were also unnerved by newspaper reports that Belgium may be pressing France for an expansion of a 90 billion euro ($120 billion) bailout of failed bank Dexia. On top of this, a special report by Fitch Ratings suggested France had limited room left to absorb shocks to its finances like a new downturn in growth or support…
Now we know these goons are expensive to control, too. The 4,000+ arrests, the constant street violence, the drug use, vandalism, rapes, public pooping, ring worm outbreaks, attacks on children and death… have cost tax payers over $13 million dollars so far. The AP reported: During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press. The heaviest financial burden has fallen upon law enforcement agencies tasked with…
Wed Nov 23 09:54:28 2011 · by bayouranger · 3 repliesFamilysecuritymatters.com ^ | 11-18-11 | Amil ImaniFrom the primitive land of the Arabian Peninsula of over 14 centuries ago rose Muhammad, an illiterate hired hand of a rich widow Khadija, claiming he was the bearer of a perfect life prescription from God—the Quran. He claimed humanity could do no better than to follow its precepts as well as to emulate Muhammad’s own life example for a guarantee of bliss and salvation. In exchange for this, people had to embrace Islam—surrender—by surrendering their liberty to Muhammad. Islam is the most successful fraud in the history of humanity and it is a great success. Millions of mullahs and…
Wed Nov 23 09:29:36 2011 · by Kaslin · 12 repliesTownhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Mike ShedlockPanic is spreading says Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank. Steen eyes the perfect storm including a potential “Chapter 11″ call for European banks. Via Email This morning there is too much bad news. US Super Committee failed to find the 1.2 trillion US Dollar needed to stop the automatic spending cuts being initiated from 2012, but the more acute problem being the expiration of the payroll tax and the emergency benefits by year-end 2011. It now looks less likely a deal can be struck as Congress now have even less incentive to find common ground ahead of next…
Wed Nov 23 09:26:08 2011 · by marktwain · 18 repliestheherald-nc.com ^ | 23 November, 2011 | REBECCA PUTTERMANCLAYTON – A local gun shop owner is suing to force Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell to grant him a machine gun permit. Ronnie Mitchell, Bizzell’s attorney, said he will ask the court to dismiss the case. Dennis Nielsen, owner of Freedom Arms, a newly opened gun store on U.S. 70 Business in Clayton, requested a machine gun permit in May. Bizzell refused, saying he needed more information, including the type of automatic weapon Nielsen needed a permit for, where and how it would be stored and why Nielsen needed the weapon. State law requires permits from the county sheriff…
Wed Nov 23 09:17:15 2011 · by marktwain · 2 repliesNew York Legal ^ | 22 November, 2011 | Jessica DyeNEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday denounced as “utterly absurd” a 1988 appeals court ruling that under a federal firearm law, possessing a gun was the same as receiving it. During a hearing in the Eastern District of New York courthouse, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein railed against the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in United States v. Rivera — which held that “proof of constructive possession of a weapon satisfies the receipt element” of a federal firearm law. “I’m not going to say that possessing a gun is the same thing as…
Think carefully about what Newt said. He said, “Is it inhumane to deport an illegal immigrant who came to the United States 25 years ago,” Why did he choose 25 years ago and not 20 or 30. People assume that 25 years was just a number that Newt pulled out of his ass. It is not. Think back about about what happened 25 years ago. That would be 1986. That was the year Ronald Reagan’s bill gave amnesty to the then current residents in exchange for sealing the border. The border wasn’t sealed and millions more Mexicans and other poured…
Wed Nov 23 09:07:15 2011 · by marktwain · 6 repliesBuckeye Firearms Association ^ | 22 November, 2011 | Chad D. BausIn the wake of the release of explosive dash cam video which showed Canton police officer Daniel Harless unleashing a violent, profanity-laced tirade on a concealed handgun license-holder, saying “People like you don’t deserve to @#$%#$ move throughout public. Period!” before threatening to murder the CHL-holder, Canton City Council President Allen Schulman delivered his own tirade against Ohio’s concealed handgun licensure laws, calling them “completely insane.” The group Ohioans For Concealed Carry, which obtained and released the dash cam video, immediately called for Schulman’s resignation. Schulman hasn’t resigned, but has reportedly “made peace” with OFCC after attending an indoor shooting…
President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia will aim its missiles at the U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington fails to address Russian concerns on its missile defense plans. … He also said …that Moscow may opt out of the New Start arms control deal
Wed Nov 23 08:55:00 2011 · by IbJensen · 8 repliesPajamas Media ^ | 11/23/2011 | Jeffrey H. AndersonWith the Supreme Court’s decision to review the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, that feature of Obamacare has been getting a lot of attention. The individual mandate is the requirement that essentially every American buy government-approved health insurance under penalty of law. The Obama administration claims that because Congress is empowered to regulate interstate commerce, it is also empowered to compel interstate (or, more often, intrastate) commerce — which is a rather novel interpretation of the Constitution. Moreover, the news from the Court comes hot on the heels of the passage of an anti-individual-mandate measure in Ohio. The measure was…
Fresh back from a visit to Washington, a police chief from Brownesville, Texas claims that the politicians in Congress have no understanding of the realities of life on the southern border.
U.S. strategic nuclear forces are old, in dire need of modernization and face “draconian” cuts because of the federal budget crisis [WT]
JIM CHANOS: I Visited Hong Kong And Australia, And This Is What I Saw
READY THE PIGS’ BLOOD! Sheepshead Bay loses fight to keep mega mosque out of its non-muslim, mostly Jewish neighborhood
Not to worry, people. This is a predominantly Russian Jewish, Brooklyn neighborhood, some with ties to the KGB. The mosque may go up, but it will never stay up.
The Real Deal A group of Sheepshead Bay residents who claim that a planned mosque is using a zoning loophole to skirt parking requirements lost their latest attempt to halt the controversial project, after the Board of Standards and Appeals unanimously rejected their claims today.
Though it hasn’t attracted as much attention as Park 51, the Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan, the mosque planned for 2812 Voorhies Avenue, on a residential block between East 28th and East 29th streets, has inspired protests, a lawsuit and challenges before the Department of Buildings.
Bay People, an organization formed to oppose the project, claims the mosque will increase traffic and noise in the neighborhood, decreasing property values. But the group has also come under fire for what is seen as its anti-Muslim bias.
In several DOB complaints lodged earlier this year, Bay People contended that the mosque, which is affiliated with the non-profit Muslim American Society, must provide on-site parking because of the number of worshippers expected at the property. But DOB, which had already approved the project, shot down the challenges, finding the mosque would comply with zoning rules. The BSA voted 5-0 to affirm DOB today and is expected to issue a written decision shortly, according to Howard Goldman, a land use attorney who represented Bay People.
Goldman said the decision would have an impact across the city, allowing any house of worship to design prayer rooms in such a way to avoid providing parking. “Any house of worship can now follow this ruling,” Goldman said, adding, “It may require that there be an amendment to the zoning resolution to eliminate this loophole.”
Developer Allowey Ahmed bought the property — comprised of a vacant lot and a lot with a single-family home — for $800,000 in 2007, from a couple who had owned there since 1974, according to city property records. Last October, he got the green light from DOB to erect a three-story brick building, with a 2,465 square foot structure on a 4,500-square-foot lot, department records show.
For Bay People, the sticking point is the way the mosque’s proposed worship rooms are divided into two separate spaces: a 138-person main assembly room on the first floor and a 75-person secondary room overlooking the main space, according to plans submitted to DOB. (Goldman believes the second space is intended as a prayer room for women.)
New York’s zoning code requires that houses of worship — mosques, churches, synagogues, or otherwise — provide one parking space for every 15 occupants of a site’s largest assembly room, or 9.2 parking spaces in the case of the Sheepshead Bay mosque. But facilities that are required to provide fewer than ten spaces are, in fact, exempt from the parking obligations altogether.
The Bay People argue that the mosque developers designed the assembly rooms, which they say are meant to be used simultaneously for prayers, to evade the parking regulation. “They manipulated the size of the men’s worship room [the main room] to come just under the number that would require any parking at all,” Goldman said, “and I think that was very intentional.”
If the rooms were counted as a single assembly hall for zoning purposes, he said, the mosque would be required to provide 20 parking spaces, cutting into the size of the building.
But Lamis Deek, an attorney for the developers, said the wall between the rooms was a permanent partition required by fire regulations. “This is a real pulling at straws,” she said. (The construction manager on the project declined to comment without speaking with Deek first.) This is not the only front where Bay People are fighting the mosque.
In February, they filed a nuisance claim in New York state court seeking to block the project. The developers fired back with counterclaims for malicious prosecution, defamation and abuse of process, seeking at least $56,000, plus punitive and other damages. In September, Kings County Supreme Court Judge Mark Partnow dismissed both filings, but Deek said that both parties have appealed.
Bay People has maintained that they do not oppose the project on xenophobic grounds, but Deek said the organization had launched a campaign to persuade city officials that the mosque would act as a terrorist recruitment center. “When that failed, they then attempted to mask their initial intent … with what they knew to be a frivolous legal claim,” she said.
From June 2011
EGYPT: Arab Spring Islamic leader tells cheering crowd that “we will kill any Americans and Jews who enter Egypt”
GOOD NEWS! So I guess this means that $1.5 billion+ in American dollars every year and Israeli technology will not be allowed in either?
We hope so.
Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t care whether or not you know if the food you buy is Islam-approved inhumanely Halal slaughtered
But he sure cared about whether his fellow Muslims in his home state of Illinois knew it when he served in the Illinois State Senate and sponsored the ‘Halal Food Act’ in 2001.
Islam for Today (H/T Colleen D) In a landmark event for Illinois’ more than 400,000 Muslim, the Illinois senate has passed the Halal Food Act on August 16, 2001 to safeguard the interests of the Muslim consumer.
The Act makes it a Class B misdemeanor for any person to make any oral or written statement that directly or indirectly tends to deceive or otherwise lead a reasonable individual to believe that a non-halal food or food product is Halal. (But the USDA does not require Halal Food to carry the Halal Label in the rest of the U.S.) The Act also makes it unlawaful for any business ,which advertises itself as selling only Halal foods or food products only, to carry any non-Halal products.
It also specifically defines the term “Halal” as food “prepared under and maintained in strict compliance with the laws and customs of the Islamic religion including but not limited to those laws and customs of zabiha/zabeeha (slaughtered according to appropriate Islamic code), and as expressed by reliable recognized Islamic entities and scholars.”
Additionally, the Act also contains provisons to regulate Halal farms. Any dealer who grows animals and claims that they have been grown in a Halal way is obligated to prove the authenticity of his claim in accordance with the rules adopted by the Director of Agriculture. The dealer is also required to place a sign in a visible area on the premises on which the animals are sold o exposed for sale.
The Act also requires that no dealer can offer for sale any animal claiming that it is grown in a Halal way or any food commodity representing it as Halal until the dealer has registered information of the certifying Islamic agency specializing in Halal food or the supervising Muslim Inspector of Halal Food with the Director of Agriculture.
The Illinois Halal Food Act is unique in the sense that it is a new bill and not an amendment. It additionally contains provisons on the regulation of Halal farm.
The Illinois Halal Food Act was sponsored by Sen.Christine Radogno (R-La Grange) with Senators Thomas Walsh, Barack Hussein Obama, Louis Viverito, and Ira Silverstein as Chief Co-Sponsors.
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