Showing posts with label extremist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label extremist. Show all posts

John W. Whitehead: Free Speech In An Age Of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors And Compliant Citizens

Free speech is not for the faint of heart.     Nor is it for those who are easily offended, readily intimidated or who need everything wrapped in a neat and tidy bow. Free speech is often messy, foul-mouthed, obscene, intolerant, undignified, insensitive, cantankerous, bawdy and volatile. Unfortunately, our appreciation for a robust freedom   ... MORE

Jerry Brown Pimps 'Coercive Power of the State' In Paris

by Rob Nikolewski.     For the public good as determined by political elites. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) raised some eyebrows while attending the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris, proclaiming the "coercive power of the central state" is needed to promote good public policy, specifically when it comes to a cleaner environment.     ... MORE

Please Don't Say Radical If You Mean Violent

by Sheldon Richman.   It's about time someone challenged the phrase radical Islamic terrorism. The most objectionable part is the word radical, since it is now popularly associated with aggression—violence against innocents—as an acceptable means to politico-religious ends. But nothing about the word radical implies approval of aggression or        ... MORE

Jeannie DeAngelis: Syrian Refugees - 'Trust Not The horse'

UN says 72% of refugees are male.     If one were to ask your everyday educationally challenged American what a Trojan horse is, the answer would probably include at least one reference to an equine-sized condom. Conversely, on the Syrian-Turkish border, where ISIS militants are more interested in world domination than they are safe sex,     ... MORE

Constitution Be Damned! Obama Administration And U.N. Announce Global Police Force To Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

by Pamela Geller.        On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws,    ... MORE

Andrew C. McCarthy: GOP CAN Stop The Iran Nuke Deal

Ingenious.  To undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal despite the Republican-controlled Congress’s irresponsible Corker legislation, it will be necessary to follow, of all things, the Corker legislation. On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senate Democrat to announce support for the deal, which lends aid and comfort to a   ... MORE

Replace Political Correctness With Common Sense

by Guillermo Garcia.  This group think, political correctness imbecility just hit a new low. Curt Schilling, former professional baseball player and now ESPN color commentator, tweeted that he thought Muslim extremists were no better than Nazis. Mr. Schilling was called on the carpet by the bosses at ESPN and the next day he issued a statement in which  ...  MORE

Law Enforcement Ranks Terrorists Threats To America

by Zack Beauchamp. If you asked law enforcement professionals which extremist movements most threaten America, what would you expect them to say? If you expect their most common answer would be Islamic extremists, it turns out you'd be wrong — though not by much. In a 2014 survey, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism ... MORE

A PC Guide To This Year’s Political Correctness Debates

by David Lightman.      Is it racist to call rioters thugs? Donald Trump’s war against what he calls political correctness has helped fuel his summer surge -- and spark a fierce new debate over how far politicians can go. “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, said at the candidates’ ... MORE

Jerry Brown, Climate Change Prophet Of Doom

by Steven Greenhut.    Moonbeam rising. On governance and budget matters, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) has earned a reputation for being reasonable and moderate (by California standards). Even many Republicans describe him as the "last adult" in the Capitol, given his refusal to embrace far-reaching programs. Yet when it comes to global warming,   ... MORE

Is The World Finally Turning Against Islamists?

by Barry Farber.  Not every country is sentenced to 18 more months of Obama.   If true, this one email I received could lead to America’s “Guadalcanal” – the turning point, the instant we stop losing and start winning the War on Terror! After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and destroyed our Pacific fleet, killing 2,500 Americans, Japanese   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

The musings of a genius.      When President Obama keeps talking about "violent extremists" in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amok. The mainstream media seem desperate to try to find something to undermine Republican governor Scott Walker's rise in the polls. The worst they have come up with is that he     ... MORE

Words Matter In ‘ISIS’ War, So Use ‘Daesh’

by Zeba Khan. The militants who are killing civilians, raping and forcing captured women into sexual slavery, and beheading foreigners in Iraq and Syria are known by several names: the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS; the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL; and, more recently, the Islamic State, or IS. French officials recently declared that   ... MORE

Neil MacDonald: More State Power, Not Free Speech, Likely To Be The Actual We-Are-Charlie Result

Well, everyone must at least feel better now,    having chanted and declared for days that we're all Charlie. It was, or it seemed, a cry for freedom of speech, ringing outward from one of the world's first secular democracies. In reality, though, with all due respect to the sentiment behind it, Sunday's great march through the centre of Paris,  ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons

In solidarity with a free press.     Defending free speech and free press rights, which typically means defending the right to disseminate the very ideas society finds most repellent, has been one of my principal passions for the last 20 years: previously as a lawyer and now as a journalist. So I consider it positive when large numbers of     ... MORE

VICE NEWS: Study Says That Citizens Opposed To Growth Of Government Are A Greater Threat Than Al-Qaeda

by Maxwell Barna.   Politicians see the people as their prime enemy. An al Qaeda splinter group has declared an Islamic State in portions of Iraq and Syria and threatened to "raise the flag of Allah in the White House." US intelligence agencies suspect that the Islamic State is determined to launch a major attack against Western targets, and South     ... MORE