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Camille Paglia Unloads on Feminism, Bill Clinton at Salon and It’s Delicious

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I’m a Paglia addict, which is why I’m so psyched for her 3-part interview series being released by Salon, liberal bastion that it is. Dear God, don’t let that turn you off. Read this lesbian atheist’s cultural commentary and you’ll find in it the seeds of the equity feminist movement (fancy lingo for the kind of women’s […]

Arab Media Justifies Attack on French Tourist at Al Aqsa Mosque

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to blogger Elder of Ziyon, the Arab media has jumped on the story of an “Israeli extremist” attempting to hoist an Israeli flag over the Dome of the Rock, aka the Temple Mount. Championing the Palestinian worshipers at the scene who attacked the man, the Arab media failed to report that he was not, […]

Report: Obama Admin Taking the Side of Palestinians Over U.S. Citizens in Terror Case

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The Obama administration is reportedly mulling an intervention next week in a civil lawsuit involving the Palestinian leadership and American victims of Palestinian terror. Guess which party the administration is siding with? The lawsuit was filed over a series of bombings and shootings in or around Jerusalem that killed dozens of U.S. citizens during the second […]

Confirmed: Navy Seriously Considering Charges Against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for Discharging Firearm on Federal Property

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Fox News on Sunday confirmed that the Navy is considering charges against the officer who exchanged fire with Mohammod Abdulazeez at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga last month. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White opened fire on the Muslim terrorist who killed four Marines and a sailor in attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, TN, on […]

Turkey Bombs Kurdish Village, Killing 10 Civilians

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Turkish war planes bombed Kurdish village of Zergele in northern Iraq Saturday morning, killing 10 civilians and injuring approximately 18. Turkish jets started bombing the village at 4:00 a.m.  The area is located in the Federal Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The planes were bombing the village as part of an assault on the Medya Defense Zones, […]

Chechen Terrorists In Syria Have Obtained U.S.-Provided TOW Anti-Tank Missiles

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

New evidence emerged this week that yet another terror group operating in Syria possesses BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles that had been provided by the U.S. to so-called “vetted moderate” rebel groups. On Tuesday, the Caucasus Emirate posted photos of themselves using a TOW system on Twitter. The U.S. designated the Caucasus Emirate a terrorist organization in May 2011. […]

#BringBackOurRebels: Despite Pentagon Denial, Reports Confirm That U.S.-Trained Syrian Rebels Were Kidnapped By Al-Qaeda Almost Immediately

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

(Be sure to see the update below for new details and Associated Press confirmation.) Earlier this week, I reported at PJ Media that the first class of Obama’s U.S.-trained, “vetted moderate” Syrian rebels — 50 in all — had left Turkey for Syria and had not been heard from since, based on a McClatchy report. Yesterday, […]

N.Y. ISIS Suspect Got All He Needed for Jihad on eBay

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Charges filed against a New York man for “attempting to provide material support and resources” to ISIS show that he stocked up on everything needed for a terror attack, including Shahada flags, on eBay. Arafat M. Nagi, 44, a U.S. citizen who lived in Lackawanna, N.Y., made his first appearance in court today on the […]

ISIS World Tour Taking Off

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Recently, FBI Director James Comey made news when he declared ISIS in Iraq is a bigger threat than al Qaeda.  Much of the focus on the expanding reach of ISIS has been on how much of a threat the global Islamist insurgency is to us. There is, however, increasing evidence that the appeal of the […]

#BringBackOurRebels Part 2: Al-Qaeda Arrests 18 U.S.-Trained Rebels On Their First Day in Syria

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

On Monday, I reported here at PJ Media that the first 50 graduates of Obama’s U.S.-trained “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel army had left Turkey for Syria two weeks ago — and haven’t been heard from since. But today comes a new report that a fresh class of U.S.-trained recruits were arrested today upon entering Syria. […]

Obama Admin Backs NATO Ally Turkey’s Double Game with Islamic State After Turks Bomb Anti-ISIS Kurdish Groups

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

A bizarre situation unfolded this past week, one that could possibly drag the U.S. into a new war in the Middle East. On Monday, a suicide bomber attacked a rally in Suruc, Turkey, targeting a news conference of the Kurdish Federation of Socialist Youth Associations, killing 32. The suicide bomber was identified by Turkish authorities […]

Al-Shabaab Bombs Hotel While in Nairobi Obama Gives Kenyans Tips for Combating Terrorism

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

In what locals are calling the biggest explosion to ever rock Mogadishu, Al-Shabaab struck a hotel in the Somali capital Sunday during President Obama’s visit to neighboring Kenya. A suicide bomber rammed the gate of the Jazeera Palace Hotel, shearing the side off the six-story building in the explosion. The hotel is near the United […]

Pentagon Says ‘Thanks, But No Thanks’ to Armed Citizen Patrols Outside Military Recruitment Offices

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Growing number of armed civilians guard military recruiting stations http://t.co/ikpeGxyGsW pic.twitter.com/ATeZehNPqX — PennLive.com (@PennLive) July 24, 2015 The Pentagon said in a statement Friday that it doesn’t want armed civilians standing guard outside of military recruiting centers anymore. The patrols popped up after Mohammod Abdulazeez shot up a strip-mall military recruitment office along with a […]

FBI Director Wants All Agents to Visit Holocaust Museum to Learn About ‘Abuse of Power’

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

FBI Director James Comey says he encourages all agents and analysts to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington because “we want them to see, in a gut-wrenching, nauseating way, what the abuse of power on an almost unimaginable scale looks and feels like, because we’re about to give them extraordinary power.” “And then there’s a […]

Salman Rushdie Says PC Would Prevent Fellow Authors From Defending Him Against Islamic Death Threats Today

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

It’s a scared, scared world. Sir Salman Rushdie has claimed that the people who defended his most controversial work would not have done so today because of creeping political correctness. Leading literary figures rallied to Rushdie’s defence after The Satanic Verses incurred the wrath of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, who issued a fatwa for blasphemy against […]

U.S.-Funded Free Syrian Army Unit Shows Off Its Kidnapping Skills in New Training Video

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

A training video released today by Liwa Fursan al-Haqq (Knights of Justice Brigade) of the “vetted moderate” Free Syrian Army (FSA) opens with the group’s special forces practicing their abduction and kidnapping skills. And yet FSA units, funded, supported and armed by the U.S., have been repeatedly implicated in the abduction and kidnapping of U.S. […]

Finally: the White House Lowers American Flag to Half Staff

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Debra Heine

It took five full days but the U.S. flag atop the White House is now flying at half-staff in remembrance of five service members who were killed in last week’s Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting. President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday to lower the flag, following similar moves at the U.S. Capitol and even by Republican […]

Obama Finally Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Chattanooga Victims

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

White House flag lowered to half-staff in honor of service members killed in Chattanooga pic.twitter.com/qPtA4WBdCS — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 21, 2015   Coming on the heels of the Capitol lowering its flags and pressure from lawmakers and presidential candidates, President Obama issued a proclamation today lowering flags in honor of those murdered in […]

New Developments in Chattanooga Terror Attack as Killer’s Family, Media Push ‘Loon Wolf’ Narrative

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

On Sunday, I reviewed the reported evidence here at PJ Media on what we knew about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the killer who gunned down four Marines and one Navy sailor in Chattanooga last Thursday, as both investigators and the media puzzled over his possible motive. For many in the media, the motive remains elusive: Chattanooga […]

Armed Services Chairman to Obama: ‘Immediately’ Lower Flags for ‘Cruelly Murdered’ Servicemen

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Today we honor our brave servicemen who lost their lives in #Chattanooga by flying the @uscapitol flags at half-staff pic.twitter.com/Nr4g5TvsRG — Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) July 21, 2015   With crickets from the White House on flying flags at half staff to honor the victims of last week’s attack in Chattanooga, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) […]

Boehner Has U.S. Capitol Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Chattanooga Victims

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Although President Barack Obama still has not issued a presidential proclamation ordering the lowering of the U.S. flag to half-staff at the White House and federal properties, House Speaker John Boehner took action Tuesday morning to rectify the situation at the Capitol. As Congress reconvened today, Boehner ordered flags over the United States Capitol to be flown at […]

Kerry: It’s ‘Very Disturbing’ How Ayatollah Keeps Saying He Wants to Destroy Us

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Secretary of State John Kerry admitted to Al-Arabiya that it’s “very disturbing” how Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues talking about destroying the U.S. and Israel after signing the P5+1 nuclear agreement. Kerry said he would be pitching Gulf partners on “all of the ways in which this agreement, in fact, makes the Gulf states and the […]

Fed-Up PA Mayor Lowers Flag in Honor of Slain Marines

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

Although he admits he lacked the authority to do it, the mayor of a small Pennsylvania town lowered the American flag to half-staff in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga shooting. In the wake of the deadly attack, many Americans have been wondering why the president has not ordered U.S. flags be lowered to half-staff […]

Some Helpful Clues for Tennessee Terror Attack Investigators and the Perplexed Media

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

While investigators still put the pieces together from Thursday’s terrorist attack in Chattanooga, there’s a lot more we already know about the attacker, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. And yet, officials investigating the attack are apparently having problems identifying motive, and some observers still questioning whether this was even a terror attack. Chattanooga terror investigation finds no […]

Off Duty Sheriff Deputies and Ordinary Citizens Guard Armed Forces Recruiting Centers in Ohio

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

Sheriff deputies in Wayne County, Ohio, are standing guard at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Wooster to protect it from a possible terrorist attack. The deputies, guarding the center in their uniforms, are volunteering their time. Captain Doug Hunter informed citizens about their efforts on the Wayne County Sheriff’s Facebook page. “We have been […]

Al-Shabaab Eid Message: ‘Hasten Your Salvation from the Cruelty of the Evil Christians’

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Al-Shabaab vowed to punish the United States after the strikes that killed leader Ahmed Godane last Labor Day, and in an Eid message the Somali terror group vowed “the operations of the Mujahideen are on a steady increase both in quantity and diversity.” The White House hailed Godane’s death as “a major symbolic and operational […]

FBI: No Indication Abdulazeez Was ‘Inspired Or Directed By Anyone Other Than Himself’

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

An FBI official said this afternoon that they so far have “no indication” that Chattanooga gunman Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez was “inspired by or directed by anyone other than himself.” Special agent in charge Ed Reinhold disputed an earlier assertion from House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) that ISIS is likely involved. “My judgment and […]

‘Path to Radicalization’? Start with His Name

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the Kuwaiti-born Muslim who murdered four Marines in the American heartland, apparently felt insouciant enough to travel back and forth to the Middle East on at least a couple of occasions. You read that right: the crack fondlers at the TSA harass little old ladies and children, but a member of the […]

Report: Chattanooga Jihadist Was Yet Another ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorist, Anonymous Feds Dispute

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Patrick Poole

Information on Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez appears to indicate that today’s attack was yet another case of what I have termed “known wolf” terrorism – where suspects already known to law enforcement authorities as threats end up committing acts of terror. Benny Johnson at IJ Review reports: Pentagon Source: Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was on the […]

FBI Confirms Chattanooga Shooter Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, Says Motive Speculation ‘Premature’

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the identity of the Chattanooga gunman who killed four Marines today as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. “The FBI’s Knoxville Field Office, along with the Chattanooga Police Department and other law enforcement partners, are working jointly to investigate today’s shootings at a military recruitment center and a reserve center in […]

ISIS Tweeted ‘Chattanooga’ After Shooting Rampage

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The gunman who fatally shot four Marines and wounded a police officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thursday has been identified by CBS News as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. According to CBS, Abdulazeez is from Phoenix, Arizona. (CBS updated its post to say his home is in Hixson, Tennessee, which is a few miles from Chattanooga.) The  shootings occurred at two military recruiting and training […]

Deadly Attack on Two Military Facilities in Chattanooga

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A shooter opened fire on two military facilities today in Chattanooga, Tenn., one at a recruitment center and the other at a Navy Reserve center seven miles apart. Four were killed and three wounded, including a police officer who was hit in the ankle while engaging the suspect on the pursuit. The shooter was also […]

White House Dispatches Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep to Sell Iran Deal to Dems

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Not a done deal? The Obama administration on Wednesday kicked off its push for approval of the Iran nuclear deal by dispatching Vice President Joe Biden to Congress, where he assured Democrats nothing in the pact would preclude military action if Tehran violated the agreement. “He stated clearly that nothing in the agreement takes the […]

Obama Vows Veto of Congressional Iran Disapproval: ‘You Don’t Make Deals Like This with Your Friends’

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama declared today that “because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle” in reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, “we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region.” The deal, which lasts up to 10 years and is nearly 100 pages long, gives Tehran the right to challenge UN inspections […]

Earnest: Republicans Will Have ‘Tough Sell’ If They ‘Try to Tank’ Iran Deal

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

White House press secretary Josh Earnest insisted today that it will be difficult for congressional Republicans to sell opposition to an Iran deal to the American people — neglecting to mention that much of the opposition comes from Democrats. He also pushed back against critics who say keeping existing sanctions will put more pressure on […]