Jihadi John Finally Identified: What We Know About Mohammed Emwazi
Feb26

Jihadi John Finally Identified: What We Know About Mohammed Emwazi

The masked Islamic State executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’, named earlier today by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, grew up in West London, wore Western clothes and graduated in computer science from Westminster University. Emwazi has appeared in seven confirmed execution videos, including those showing the beheadings of British aid workers Alan Henning and...

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Report Accuses Chicago Police Of Operating Domestic Equivalent Of A CIA Black Site
Feb25

Report Accuses Chicago Police Of Operating Domestic Equivalent Of A CIA Black Site

Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian has a report accusing the Chicago police of violating civil liberties, using a site comparable to CIA black sites used for terrorism suspects: The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript...

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Gitmo comes to Chicago (Reader Guest Voice)
Feb25

Gitmo comes to Chicago (Reader Guest Voice)

Gitmo comes to Chicago by Slamful In an article from “The Guardian”, an investigation has revealed that Chicago Police Department has been using a warehouse referred to as “Homan Square” to detain people in a shocking abuse of civil rights in a time when it’s getting increasingly hard to shock people about the abuse of authority police routinely engage in. At this site suspects reportedly have been...

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‘American Sniper’ Shooter Found Guilty
Feb25

‘American Sniper’ Shooter Found Guilty

‘American Sniper’ Shooter Found Guilty Eddie Ray Routh murdered Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield, a jury decided in a Stephenville, Texas, courtroom Tuesday. The verdict was announced at 10:20 p.m. EST, less than three hours after the defense and prosecution rested their cases, NBC News wrote. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Routh...

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Muslim Community Fears Consequences Of Rising Islamophobia
Feb12

Muslim Community Fears Consequences Of Rising Islamophobia

Muslim Community Fears Consequences Of Rising Islamophobia While authorities in North Carolina work to determine the motive behind the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, the attack has confirmed some Muslims’ greatest fears amid what they say is a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. The current climate has contributed to the sense that Muslims in America will...

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The Very Trees Cry Out: NO NO NO– Three Muslim Students Murdered
Feb11

The Very Trees Cry Out: NO NO NO– Three Muslim Students Murdered

DATELINE: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 3 Muslim students shot dead by middle-aged shooter. This should be at top of cable news and top of every newspaper in the USA. Two of the dead were married just 1.5 months ago in joyful celebration. The other dead young person is a sister.”Each of the victims, Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, were just embarking on the first stage of their...

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The Death of Kayla Jean Mueller
Feb10

The Death of Kayla Jean Mueller

Update: Statements by other officials at end of post. ~~ NBC reports that American ISIL hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. Her death has been confirmed by Kayla’s family. The family made the following statement, but did not elaborate on how it had learned of her death or the circumstances surrounding it, according to NBC: We are heartbroken to share that we’ve received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller, has lost her...

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Vows Merciless Retribution for ISIS’ Burning Pilot Alive
Feb04

Jordan’s King Abdullah Vows Merciless Retribution for ISIS’ Burning Pilot Alive

Jordan’s King Abdullah made it clear to House members that the terrorist group ISIS — the world’s largers producer of widely viewed snuff films — will face merciless retribution for its decision to burn a young Jordanian air force pilot alive, and then almost gleefully offer up a 20 minute video of his agony on the Internet. Most responsible news organizations and websites didn’t run or embed the...

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Jordanian Pilot’s Execution by ISIS Kept Secret For Weeks
Feb03

Jordanian Pilot’s Execution by ISIS Kept Secret For Weeks

Pilot’s Execution Kept Secret For Weeks Jordan confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State group executed captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh, and said he was killed a month ago on Jan. 3. Multiple sources, some of them inside the de-facto Islamic State headquarters in Syria, had already reported that the 26-year-old lieutenant had been burned to death weeks before the ISIS video’s...

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Revenge Porn Plus Blackmail Equals 20 Years
Feb03

Revenge Porn Plus Blackmail Equals 20 Years

A California court sent a strong message to entrepreneurs who want to monetize revenge porn: Your crime is a felony and you could face decades in federal prison. That is what has happened to San Diego resident Kevin Bollaert, 28, who was found guilty on Monday of identity theft and extortion for posting nude and...

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Video: Police Appear To Draw Guns On Black Kids Throwing Snowballs
Feb01

Video: Police Appear To Draw Guns On Black Kids Throwing Snowballs

Department of WOW. I’ve seen many things and lived in several countries (India, Spain under Franco and right after the dictator died, briefly Bangladesh) and done stories from many (Cypress, Mexico) but never have seen anything like this. Crooks & Liars’ John Amato has a post about a video that seems to show police drawing guns on black youths who prompted a call to police about a snowball fight.. There is a video. I...

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The Entertainment Industry Enabled Cosby (Guest Voice)
Jan31

The Entertainment Industry Enabled Cosby (Guest Voice)

The Entertainment Industry Enabled Cosby By Tina Dupuy Hollywood is rumored to be a liberal bastion. Why exactly? Because a couple of actors raised some money for Obama? Hollywood as a business is far from liberal. Its core value isn’t progress; its core value is profit. If “Fifty Shades of Grey” can make money, it’s produced. If “The Passion of the Christ” can make money, it’s produced....

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Charlie Hebdo attackers should not be called terrorists, says BBC Arabic executive
Jan29

Charlie Hebdo attackers should not be called terrorists, says BBC Arabic executive

The head of BBC Arabic said the Paris attackers who killed 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo should not be called terrorists. Tarik Kafala said that “terrorist” is “too loaded” of a word to describe the actions of Said and Cherif Kouachi. The two died in a shootout with French authorities on Jan. 9.… graphic via...

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Japan and Jordan ‘Agree Prisoner-Swap’ With ISIS
Jan28

Japan and Jordan ‘Agree Prisoner-Swap’ With ISIS

A prisoner swap has reportedly been agreed between Japan, Jordan and the Islamic State, which could see an exchange happen within hours. ISIS are demanding the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who took part in a 2005 bombing in Jordan which killed 57 – she survived after her suicide belt failed to detonate....

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Cartoon: Collective Memory
Jan27

Cartoon: Collective Memory

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security
Jan25

Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security

Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security By Tina Dupuy A cyber attack altered your holiday movie choices last year. Sony Pictures was the victim of a massive security breach. Personal emails were revealed, films pirated and employee data leaked. The corporation immediately kowtowed to the terrorists, rumored to be North Korean-sponsored, killing the theatrical release of the third in a trilogy of Seth Rogan and James Franco bromance...

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Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report
Jan22

Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report

Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The newspaper quoted law enforcement officials as saying that federal...

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Cartoon: Charlie Hebdo
Jan20

Cartoon: Charlie Hebdo

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead
Jan19

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup Found Dead (Reuters) – The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of orchestrating a coverup in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center has been found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment, authorities said on Monday. Alberto Nisman, who had been investigating into the blast at the city’s...

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Israel protects Jews against another Holocaust (Guest Voice)
Jan18

Israel protects Jews against another Holocaust (Guest Voice)

On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated Auschwitz where some 1.5 million of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust were murdered. Though the Nazis continued to kill Jews until the end of the Second World War a few months later, it was now clear that, despite the loss of a...

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