Sports catering giant Centerplate said Tuesday night it was conducting an internal review after surveillance video of its chief executive kicking his friend’s puppy, one-year-old female Doberman pinscher, and yanking it by its leash went public. Yes, Hague was abusing a puppy that did not even belong to him.
The incident took place at the Private Residences in downtown Vancouver’s Hotel Georgia, where Hague’s kicking the puppy and yanking it into the air by its leash was caught on video. The video was emailed to the SPCA. NBC Connecticut says the SPCA has the video and is actively investigating.
When two B.C. SPCA officers entered the 39th-floor condo of a downtown Vancouver building Wednesday night they found the Doberman pinscher puppy in its crate, surrounded by the stench of its own urine with its food and water bowls out of reach, according to court documents.
Once let out of her cage, Sade — the one-year-old female puppy — was skittish around people and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officers said she appeared physically abused, according to the information to obtain a search warrant filed in B.C. Provincial Court.
According to court papers, Marcie Moriarty, with the BC SPCA, reported authorities found the puppy in a urine filled crate in the 39th floor condo with both water and food out of her reach. The puppy showed signs of being abused, and has since been removed and is reported to be doing better under the care of the SPCA.
Moriarty has recommended animal cruelty charges be pressed against Hague, and the case has been referred to Crown counsel who is still conducting their investigation. If charged and found guilty, Hague faces a lifetime ban on pet ownership or jail time.
The puppy is now in the SPCA’s custody.
Hague, who lives in Connecticut and gave the SPCA a number with that area code, released a statement Saturday.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” he said. “This incident is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed. Under the circumstances of the evening in question, a minor frustration with a friend’s pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response. Unfortunately, I acted inappropriately, and I am deeply sorry for that and am very grateful that no harm was caused to the animal.”
What lies! The video shows that the puppy was quiet and lying down when Hague began to kick her. How can Hague say that “no harm was caused to the animal.” Are we to believe that? In addition, the fact that the SPCA found the puppy in a filthy cage further eondemns that actions of Hague.
If convicted of animal abuse in the U.S. Desmond Hague faces up to a $75,000 fine and 2 years in prison. If Hague is not convicted and sentenced, it will be another show of just how powerful corporate America and the One Percenters are.
Centerplate said it will make a public statement once it has completed its internal review.
Where are the police in this? Why hasn’t Hague been arrested?]]>
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is supported by the facts:
The U.S. Census Report finds that 50 million Americans are poor.
More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, including 14% of those 65 years of age or older, according to a new study just announced by Bankrate.com. The study found that 26% of those aged 50 to 64 haven’t started saving for retirement, the survey said; the figure was 33% of people who are 30- to 49-years-old. In addition, 36% of adults have no retirement funds saved.
According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, just half of U.S. households are middle-income, a drop of 11% since the 1970s; median middle-class income has dropped by 5% in the only the last ten years; their total wealth is down by a whopping 28%. Only 23% of Americans say they will have enough money to retire. As a consequence, fewer Americans than ever believe in the American Dream that hard work will get them ahead.
One way to keep these 50 million in the dark is through media propaganda.
PunditFact’s has found that at foreign controlled Fox and Fox News Channel, 60% of claims are false. Fox is controlled by Australian Rupert Murdoch—a One Percenter according to Forbes at $14.4 billion—and we thougt Al Qaeda was dangerous.
At NBC and MSNBC, 46% of claims were false—and they are supposed to be “liberal.”
This media bias is exactly how the One Percent controls the Ninety-Nine Percent. Those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor distracted with emotional issues like immigration, abortion, gun control and endless wars.
John Steinbeck was right when he wrote in Grapes of Wrath, “Repression works only to strengthen and knit the oppressed.”
In a revolutionary step, Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb over rioting due to the fatal shooting of a black teen—revolutionary, as the governor did so without first telling the White House.
Soon the Ninety-Nine Percenters may take to the streets.
We damn well should!]]>
Two F-18 fighters dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery target near Erbil, according to a statement by Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending Erbil, “near U.S. personnel,” Admiral Kirby said.
The Americans in Erbil are being used as human shields by Obama and an excuse to attack Sunnis. The Erbil Americans should have and could have been evacuated long ago.
The reaction from the Sunni Arab states, who had been America’s allies against Shiite Iran, has been immediate. Here’s an answer published by Saudi Arabia..
US Intervention in Iraq, A “Confounding” Decision
Fahad Nazer | August 8, 2014
Like many others, listening to President Obama explain the reasons he authorized military action in Iraq gave me pause. The decision is being viewed by many as a policy reversal and understandably so. After deciding against military intervention in Syria , where more than 160,000 people have died and millions of others have been displaced over the past three years, deciding to join the fray in Iraq for “humanitarian” reasons is likely to confound many, both in the US and certainly across the Middle East and wider Muslim worlds.
Minutes after the statement, Arabic social media was inundated with postings expressing dismay at the decision, with many arguing that it indicates a double standard. More worrisome, others maintained that the religion of those in danger accounts for US inaction in Syria and action in Iraq. While some said the US is intervening in Iraq to save Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities, others assert that the decision confirms their long-standing claim that the US is conspiring with Iranians and Israelis against Sunni Muslims everywhere; what some extremists refer to as an alliance among “Crusaders, Safavids and Zionists.”
The scope of the US intervention is obviously unknown at this point but the decision is fraught with military, political and security risks. In addition to the points I made above, it remains to be seen how Arab countries across the region will react. For some, including Saudi Arabia, the sectarian politics of Prime Minister Maliki are the root cause of the current crisis and violence and the notion that the US has decided to provide military support to Maliki to fend off the advance of ISIS is likely to make them uncomfortable. While Saudis are just as troubled as anyone by ISIS’s atrocities and gains, they have also been consistent in saying that while ISIS is spearheading the military onslaught, Sunni tribes have likewise “rebelled” against the marginalization and neglect of the Maliki government.
Maliki has become a very polarizing figure in the Arab world and Saudis in general – based on mainstream and social media, not to mention official government statements – do not appear to be fond of him.
The United States’ relations with Saudi Arabia – among others – just got much more complicated.
Fahad Nazer is a terrorism analyst with JTG Inc, an analysis and intelligence company in Vienna, Virginia, that has government and private clients — including defense companies in the U.S. and abroad. Nazer is a former political analyst at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Foreign Policy, Yale Global Online and Al Monitor. Follow him on Twitter @fanazer. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.
There are fears of a world-wide Ebola outbreak after a passenger from Sierra Leone collapsed and died as she got off a plane at Gatwick.
If the woman had Ebola the virus could spread globally as Gatwick services over 90,000 passengers every day.
The woman, 72, became ill on the gangway after she left a Gambia Bird jet with 128 passengers on board. She was sweating profusely and vomiting. The aircraft was immediately quarantined.
According to officials, “The passenger was taken to hospital and sadly died. The patient was not symptomatic on the plane and therefore there is no risk of Ebola being passed on to either flight crew or other passengers.”
This is incorrect, as the woman could easily transmit the Ebola virus to others on the aircraft as could her vomit once as she exited.
The passengers from Gatwick have since departed for nearly every country around the world.
In another development, British Airways has cancelled flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia, cutting off the only direct links between Britain and the Ebola-infected area of west Africa. Still, other airlines continue to fly the deadly route from Ebola-infected African nations.
But the Ebola threat to the U.S. goes beyond the sick passenger from Sierra Leone—there is even a greater threat in the illegals crossing the border into the U.S.
A leaked intelligence report from the U.S. Border Patrol states that the number if illegals entering the U.S. from is from more than 75 different countries.
At least 71 individuals from the three nations suffering from the current Ebola outbreak have been caught by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014. It is estimated that there are hundreds of uncounted illegals from Africa’s Ebola stricken countries.
It’s only a matter of time—thanks to the illegals flooding into the U.S.
New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side said on Monday it was testing a man who traveled to a West African nation where Ebola has been reported. The man, who had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, had been placed in strict isolation and was being screened to determine the cause of his symptoms.
At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta revealed that there have been at least six cases at the hospital which prompted doctors to test for Ebola but that the details were not divulged publicly.
“There have been about a half a dozen patients who have had their blood tested because of concern, those particular patients their stories were not made public,” said Gupta, adding, “I’m not sure if that’s because of heightened concern by the hospital or what that means exactly.”]]>
Appointed Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars’ work in his thesis to earn a master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder. Yeah, sure—just another Washington crook.
The plagiarism first reported by The New York Times was the second potentially damaging issue raised this year involving Walsh, who was not elected to the Senate, but appointed by cronies.
National Democrats, fellow crooks, have stated that they remain “100 percent behind Sen. Walsh” in his campaign against Republican Rep. Steve Daines.
“I don’t want to blame my mistake on PTSD, but I do want to say it may have been a factor,” Walsh said. “My head was not in a place very conducive to a classroom and an academic environment.” And neither were your core values.
Walsh submitted his thesis, titled “The Case for Democracy as a Long Term National Strategy,” for his Master of Strategic Studies degree in 2007. His plagiarized thesis contains a series of unattributed passages taken from the writings of other scholars. You know—cut and paste.
One section of Walsh’s thesis is nearly identical to about 600 words from a 1998 paper by Sean Lynn-Jones, a scholar at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a research institute at Harvard.
Others plagiarized by Walsh, Carothers and Dermer declined to comment—probably for fear of being investigated by the IRS or some other federal agency.
Walsh has declined to answer repeated questions about whether he believed he earned the degree if the thesis’ conclusions were not his own—except to say, “I know about war strategy and defense because of firsthand experience leading a battalion and the Montana National Guard.”
Justin Barasky, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said, “John Walsh is a decorated war hero, and it’s disgusting that Steve Daines and Washington Republicans are going to try denigrate John’s distinguished service after multiple polls show him gaining.” Apparently, for Barasky and the Committee, cheating is OK if you are important enough.
Walsh’s military record was first questioned in January when records revealed the Army reprimanded him in 2010 for strong-arming guardsmen to join a private association for which he was seeking a leadership role. More money and votes for Walsh?
Walsh was adjutant general at the time and wanted to become vice chairman (or chairman of vice) of the National Guard Association of the United States. In its reprimand, Army Vice Chief of Staff Peter Chiarelli said he questioned Walsh’s ability to lead.
Political scientist David Parker of Montana State University said Walsh’s thesis combined with the reprimand raise questions about the senator’s integrity. Well, really?
Looks like Walsh could be perfect company in Washington for the crooks in the U.S. Senate.]]>
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports that job growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, instead of to native-born Americans.
That is 100% of job growth going to immigrants and nothing, zero, to native-born Americans.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 127,000 fewer working-age native-born Americans holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.
While the American-born population grew significantly, the number of Americans working actually fell.
There were 17 million more working-age native-born Americans not working in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000.
Unlike the native-born Americans, immigrants have made huge gains in the labor market.
Currently, 8.7 million native-born American college graduates are not working. This includes 17 million native-born Americans with some college, and 25.3 million with no more than a high school education. This brings us to a total of 58 million working-age native-born American being out of work—due entirely to the hiring of immigrants.
The long-term decline in the employment for native-born Americans across all age and education levels is a clear sign that there is no general labor shortage. This exposes as a lie that the primary justification for the large increases in immigration in the Schumer-Rubio bill and similar House proposals.
The steep decline in work among the native-born Americans over the last 14 years of high immigration proves that immigration reduces employment for native-born Americans.
Employment trends since 2000 give lie to the argument that immigration on balance increases job opportunities for native-born Americans—when the opposite is true.
Here is one of the concrete effects of jobs going to immigrants, illegal and other. The typical American household has been getting poorer.
The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a huge 36% t decline, according to a study financed by the Russell Sage Foundation.
The U.S. Congress continues to lie to the American people about this. Why? Because politicians are working for big business who want cheap labor and not from the American people.
How long are native-born Americans going to put up with the invasion of the United States by immigrants?
How long are native-born Americans going to elect a government that wants only cheap and inferior labor from immigrants?
How long before the revolution?]]>
According to Blood Feud by bestselling author and former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein, Hillary Clinton’s health problems disqualify her from becoming president. Her health problems are much more severe than she has publicly revealed—even life threatening!
Below are two excerpts from Klein’s book, Blood Feud:
The true story of what happened to Hillary, which is being recounted in these pages for the first time, was radically different from Reines’s version.
To begin with, Hillary fainted while she was working in her seventh-floor office at the State Department, not at home, as Reines told the media. She was treated at the State Department’s infirmary and then, at her own insistence, taken to Whitehaven to recover. However, as soon as Bill appeared on the scene and was able to assess Hillary’s condition for himself, he ordered that she be immediately flown to New York–Presbyterian Hospital in the Fort Washington section of Manhattan. When Reines subsequently released a statement confirming that Hillary was being treated at the hospital over the New Year’s holiday, it naturally intensified speculation about the seriousness of her medical condition.
While she was at the hospital, doctors diagnosed Hillary with several problems.
She had a right transverse venous thrombosis, or a blood clot between her brain and skull. She had developed the clot in one of the veins that drains blood from the brain to the heart. The doctors explained that blood stagnates when you spend a lot of time on airplanes, and Hillary had clocked countless hours flying around the world.
To make matters worse, it turned out that Hillary had an intrinsic tendency to form clots and faint. In addition to the fainting spell she suffered in Buffalo a few years before, she had fainted boarding her plane in Yemen, fallen and fractured her elbow in 2009, and suffered other unspecified fainting episodes. Several years earlier, she had developed a clot in her leg and was put on anticoagulant therapy by her doctor. However, she had foolishly stopped taking her anticoagulant medicine, which might have explained the most recent thrombotic event.
“The unique thing about clotting in the brain is that it could have transformed into a stroke,” said a cardiac specialist with knowledge of Hillary’s condition.
According to a source close to Hillary, a thorough medical examination revealed that Hillary’s tendency to form clots was the least of her problems. She also suffered from a thyroid condition, which was common among women of her age, and her fainting spells indicated there was an underlying heart problem as well. A cardiac stress test indicated that her heart rhythm and heart valves were not normal. Put into layman’s language, her heart valves were not pumping in a steady way.
When the author attempted to contact the Clintons’ cardiologist, Dr. Allan Schwartz, he refused to comment, which made it impossible to determine the exact nature of Hillary’s medical status or its long-term significance. However, sources who discussed Hillary’s medical condition with her were told that Hillary’s doctors considered performing valve-replacement surgery. They ultimately decided against it. Still, before they released Hillary from the hospital, they warned Bill Clinton: “She has to be carefully monitored for the rest of her life.”
Blood Feud recounts the events of the Clintons versus the Obamas. Given the revelations in Blood Feud, it appears that the author favors the Obama side of the feud.
Aside from Hillary’s health, Blood Feud answers a lot of other questions about the Clintons and the Obamas—it’s not just Bill and Hillary, but Barack and Michelle also lead largely separate lives and how Michelle’s best friend controls the White House. Blood Feud is a stunning exposé of the animosity and competition between America’s two most powerful political couples. It is filled with a wealth of insider information involving Oprah Winfrey and Valeria Jarrett who shot her down as a force during the election. Oprah did not like how Michelle always was one up on Barack.
This book is an entertaining look into the powers surrounding the White House, the Obamas and the Clintons.
Click to pre-order now on Amazon.
In the battlefield, which was once Iraq, President Obama has few options, as his only ally appears to be Iran. Since, however, this is not a viable option (or is it?) Obama is chilling in the White House—as he did high on weed in his high school days.
In Syria, Senator McCain is backing the rebels—the very people that Obama and Iran are against in Iraq. McCain, who made it by marrying a very rich woman, wants to arm the Syrian rebels, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, who made it by marrying two very rich women, is staying out of the picture entirely.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has accused critics of the war in Iraq of trying to “willfully” claim the current crisis in the country is a result of the original invasion.
Mr. Blair rejected claims that he was to blame, saying that if the West had not rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein, the crisis in the Middle East would be worse. In addition, Blair would not have received the reported $19 billion that the Bush administration paid him for England’s joining the war in Iraq.
Islamist militants, the ISIS, have seized major cities in Iraq and are marching on Bagdad as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s military lays down their weapons to avoid beheadings, crucifixions and worse.
The surge in violence across northern and central Iraq, only three years after the U.S. troop withdrawal, is a civil war in what was OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer. Iraq’s main oil fields and refineries have fallen to the Sunni rebels of ISIS.
In addition, ISIS fighters have taken control of two big weapons depots holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of these weapons were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the ISIS (and Senator McCain) overthrow the al-Assad regime.
The New York Times reports that army commanders from the Saddam era joined forces with the Islamists to rout the government including General Sultan Hashim, Iraq’s defense minister under Saddam Hussein during the U.S. invasion in 2003.
The U.N. refugee agency reported that nearly 480,000 people had been driven from their homes by fighting since January between government forces and rebels in western Iraq’s Anbar province.
The U.S. embassy in Bagdad is closing down as its staff flees the country. Obama announced today that he is sending a mere token of only 275 troops to assist with the effort—fleeing boots on the ground.
Three Republican congressmen who served in Iraq—Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Doug Collins of Georgia, and Brad Wenstrup of Ohio—said it feels like the progress they made has been thrown away.
Hundreds of thousands have died in Syria as Iranian forces battle Sunni fighters in Syria. Both Sunni and Shia fighters believe the battle was foretold in Islamic 7th Century prophecies which sayings of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers that started it all some 1,400 years ago when Islam split into its Sunni and Shia branches starting the war between the two that followed the Prophet Mohammad’s death in 632 Does Senator McCain understand that this is a Holy War?
United States led NATO launched a war in which rebel militiamen played a supportive role and ended with the overthrow and killing of Gaddafi.
The NATO powers that overthrew Gaddafi and by many accounts gave the orders to kill him – did so not because he was a tyrannical ruler—but because he was going to sell oil to the Chinese. Big Oil would have been very unhappy with that.
The Libyan former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan fled after parliament voted him out of office. Militias based in Misrata, western Libya, notorious for their violence have launched an offensive against the eastern rebels in what could be the opening shots in a civil war between western and eastern Libya.
A striking feature of events in Libya was when the militiamen, whose victory NATO had assured, killed the U.S. ambassador; no action was taken by Washington, London or Paris.
Libya’s oil exports have fallen from 1.4 million barrels a day in 2011 to 235,000 barrels a day.
This is good for Big Oil as it provides the opportunity for them to raise their prices.
The United States shut down its embassy in (failed state) Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort F-16 fighter jets and other U.S. aircraft providing security. This is amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.
“With all the free-wheeling militia violence, we are suspending our current diplomatic activities at the embassy — not closing the embassy — but suspending the activities … ,” Kerry said. Huh? How do you suspend your activities by not closing the embassy?
On Friday, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones (known for her short skirts) appealed for fighting near the embassy to stop. “We have not been attacked but our neighborhood a bit 2 close to the action,” she tweeted. “Diplomatic missions 2 B avoided pls.”
On Sunday, Jones tweeted about “heavy shelling and other exchanges” of fire in the vicinity of the embassy and speculation about the potential evacuation had been rife at the State Department for more than a week.
Prior to her appointment in Libya, Deborah Jones was the United States Ambassador to Kuwait from 2008 to 2011.
She graduated from Brigham Young University, but even though a fervent Mormon is an accomplished belly dancer.
Jones is “married” to Richard G. Olson, the United States Ambassador to Pakistan even though she doesn’t live with him or even share his last name.
Deborah Jones is a great example of American insensitivity to other cultures. Her presence alone is enough to destabilize Libya.
Update 8/27/2014 – Rand Paul: Hillary’s ‘War Hawk’ Policies Led to Benghazi Attack, Rise of ISIS
Rand Paul has stated, “I would say the objective evidence shows that Libya is a less safe place and less secure place, a more chaotic place with more jihadist groups—and really, we’ve had two really bad things happen because of Hillary’s push for this war. One is that our ambassador was killed as a consequence of not having adequate security and really as a consequence of having a really unstable situation there because of the Libyan war, and then most recently our embassy having to flee by land because they couldn’t leave via the airport because of such a disaster in Libya. So I think it’s hard to argue that the Libyan war was a success in any way. From my perspective, the first mistake they made was not asking the American people and Congress for authority to go to war.”
Sen. Paul countinued, “Sometimes people are trying to say I don’t have enough concern for this. Well, actually, I have a great deal of concern—and not thinking through the consequences of intervention has caused Islamism and radical jihadist groups to proliferate. So I think Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein were both secular dictators who were awful, and did terrible things to their people, but at the same time were also enemies of the jihadists. Assad is the same way. What we’ve done in Libya, and now what we’re doing in Syria, is we have armed groups that are commingled with jihadists.”
Yes, by overthrowing Sadaam Husein, and Qadaffi, the United States has created ISIS. Arming the rebels in Syria and the overthrow of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, the United States is giving Syria to ISIS—another unintended consequence. I have lived in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for a total of nine years and this is easy to see that anyone who has spent time in the region understands the terrible errors of Bush, Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
The lady that George Clooney intends to marry, Amal Alamuddinan, an Arab from Lebanon, is of the Islamic Druze religion as are her parents. Although her name, “Amal,” is of ancient origin, it is one of the few unisex names in Arabic.
Amal’s sect, the Druze, are from a larger Muslim group, the Shia. As such, the Druze are in the same camp as President Bashir Al Assad of Syria, Iran, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
For any Muslim, including the Druze, it is forbidden for a woman to marry a man who is not of the Islamic faith.
Moreover, for the Druze, the groom must also be a Druze. Unfortunately, the Druze do not allow conversion to their religion.
Consequently, at the very minimum, to have a lawful marriage, George Clooney must convert to Islam even a non-Druze sect—most likely choice being the Shia.
Male Druze infants are usually circumcised shortly after birth. Consequently, Clooney’s conversion may also require a circumcision, which, for a man of Cloony’s age, could seriously curtail, or even end his sex life.
Naturally, this would not be publicized, and Clooney’s career could continue “as normal.”
Clooney’s new name in Arabic is Girgis al Clooney (coming to your local movie theater).
Certainly, Clooney has taken all this into careful consideration.
Once converted, Clooney must appear in traditional garb when among his Druze community and in decent clothing when outside with freedom to wear what others wear.
In addition, as a Druze, Clooney should never fill his stomach when eating, or sleep all the night without praying.
Clooney must accept the Druze belief that Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah was God incarnate. (Bow down Girgis.)
So why doesn’t Clooney’s future wife simply convert to Christianity?
Wouldn’t that be simpler?
Probably not—it might be too risky as the penalty for leaving Islam is death.
It has been reported that Amal’s mother Baria Alamuddin is ‘unimpressed’ with George’s Hollywood pedigree, and would rather have her daughter marrying someone in their Druze Lebanese religious sect.
In fact, Baria has reached out to George and asked him to consider becoming Muslim and converting to Druze. Baria (بارعه) is an Arab name for women meaning, “one who escels.”
However, George Clooney is apparently not considering the option of converting to Islam. It is worth noting that in George and Amal’s recent trip to George’s fabulous villa in Lake Come, that George’s parents joined them, but Amal’s did not.
Out of desperation, in an op-ed in the Daily Mail, George has claimed that Amal’s mother is not a Druze—Clooney didn’t mention Amal’s father. If the father is a Druze it is virtually certain that the mother is as well—that’s how it goes in Islam.
Only Muslim men can marry Muslim women, while a Muslim man can marry any of what Islam calls “people of the book,” being Christians, Muslims, or even Jews.
Although a native-born U.S. Citizen, I have lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for nine years, speak Arabic, and know the facts of Islam.
A U.S-backed Iraqi Shiite politico who proudly fought for Syrian President Bashar Assad against Sunni rebels in Syria’s civil war is now running for parliament in his home country, where the conflict has raised already-high sectarian tensions. To be [...]]]>
A U.S-backed Iraqi Shiite politico who proudly fought for Syrian President Bashar Assad against Sunni rebels in Syria’s civil war is now running for parliament in his home country, where the conflict has raised already-high sectarian tensions. To be in parliament or even to run for office in Iraq you must have the backing of the U.S. which has put the Iraqi Shiites in power.
Faleh al-Khazali is one of an unknown number of Iraqi Shiites who have gone to fight on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad against a Sunni-led rebellion. This could not have happened without the backing of the U.S., specifically U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Khazali, a 39-year-old father of four, commanded the first group of Iraqi Shiite forces that traveled to Syria “to free the area surrounding the Sayyida Zeinab [shrine] from the takfiris,” he told AFP in the southern port city of Basra, referring to Sunni extremists.
The shrine to the daughter of Imam Ali, located near Damascus, is a revered site for Shiites, which Iraqis who go to Syria say they are fighting to defend.
“We entered Syria a year and three months ago … in a preemptive war to eradicate” the extremists, said Khazali, who is running on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law list in the April 30 parliamentary election.
Iraq’s Shiite-led government has favored Assad, who is a member of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
“I was wounded in my eye in front of Sayyida Zeinab and lost it, and I am delighted and proud of this, and I will return to Syria as the situation requires,” Khazali said.
Khazali, a government employee, was also wounded in his right leg while fighting in Syria.
His public Facebook page makes no secret of his involvement in Syria, featuring pictures of him clad in camouflage, including one slightly blurred shot that appears to show him holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle in each hand.
Other pictures include a montage of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, Khazali in battle dress giving a victory sign and a campaign poster with pictures of him and Maliki and the slogan: “We build Iraq.”
He is also shown lying in a hospital bed with a bandage over his right eye.
“Our national security, as Iraqis, requires that we go there [to Syria] to defend the holy places first, and second to defend Iraq,” Khazali said.
In addition, Kerry has torpedoed the Israeli/Palestinian peace process by accusing Israel of apartheid. This is not the only anti-semitic pro-Arab act that Kerry has produced. Kerry is himself of Jewish descent, but his family has changed their name from Kohn to Kerry and their religion from Judiasm to Catholicism.