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Pamela Geller’s Latest Anti-Muslim Ads Featuring Beheaded Journalist James Foley Are Pulled

Foley’s parents were disgusted and appalled
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The always disgusting hate group leader Pamela Geller has suffered a setback in her campaign to demonize all Muslims, as the family of James Foley (one of the journalists murdered by ISIS) strongly objects to Geller’s use of their son’s image in her ugly NYC subway advertisements, forcing her to pull those ads: Anti-Islamic Ads Depicting American Journalist James Foley Moments Before Death Pulled in NYC.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A group running a series of anti-Islamic ads in New York City’s transit system is pulling an ad that shows James Foley with the masked militant who killed him.

The ad, which depicts Foley moments before he is beheaded, is being yanked after criticism from the American journalist’s family.

The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller, whose attorney said the Foley family was notified that the ads were being pulled.

Attorney David Yerushalmi said he wrote their lawyer that “Geller understands and feels intimately the pain” they are suffering.

And that of course, is a pathetically obvious lie; Geller fully intended to exploit the image of their son to spread her hateful agenda, and she obviously did not care about anyone’s pain or suffering. This is what Geller and her cronies do.

British tabloid The Daily Mail has more details:

In his letter, the lawyer asked on behalf of James Foley’s family to withdraw the ad and stop using it.

‘Having lived in and reported from communities in which nearly everyone as of Muslim faith, he had great respect for the religion and those who practiced it.

‘The advertisement you are preparing to run seems to convey the message that ordinary practitioners of Islam are a dangerous threat.

‘This message is entirely inconsistent with Mr Foley’s reporting and his beliefs.’

Mr Rowan concluded his letter by warning the organization that using James Foley’s image to draw funding and attention to the AFDI will cause his family ‘profound distress.’

The Lawlessness of the Ferguson Police Department - Some Officers Still Not Wearing Name Tags

Still not complying with either Department regulations or DOJ demands
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Two DOJ letters weren’t enough.

FPD regulations aren’t enough.

The FPD keeps flouting their own rules and regulations, let alone the DOJ letters requiring that all officers comply with Department rules and common sense, and have IDs showing at all time on duty. The fact that they’re not displaying their names shows that they do not want their identities easily known and that they may think that they can act with impunity against a community still angry that the officer who shot and killed an unarmed man, Michael Brown has not been indicted, let alone arrested and charged in that killing.

The Department has repeatedly shown a disregard for the law, including what information was released in relation to the shooting, how the investigation was being handled, and even the identity of the officer involved, his injuries, and other factual evidence that was gathered at the scene.

This is not only reckless disregard for the law, but shows just how lawless this organization is. Ferguson deserves better, and that includes everyone from the mayor to the city council (which includes a former who-should-be-disgraced FPD officer who was involved in another excessive force incident), to the police chief and the officers of the Department itself.

Note too that the Department of Justice issued one of the letters in response to officers wearing bracelets stating “I am Darren Wilson,” which is precisely the wrong message you want to send to the community grieving over the death of Brown, and where eyewitness accounts essentially concur that Wilson not only used excessive force, but engaged in an extrajudicial killing of Brown. They are, in effect, saying that they would do the same thing — and implying that Wilson did nothing wrong.

If you scratch deeper, you’d probably find the same problems with other Greater St. Louis area police departments, including the county police.

A house cleaning will not be sufficient. The rot and stink is too far entrenched for a hodgepodge firing of a couple of officials.

And that also means that Ferguson residents (and those elsewhere in the STL area) have to vote - and vote in every election to see all these folks gone. Antonio French has a big job ahead of him, but he can’t do the lifting alone. It takes time, a GOTV effort, and sustained efforts beyond just this election cycle.

UPDATE at 9/29/14 10:54:32 am by Charles Johnson

Gateway Pundit Listens to Obama Speech, Hears the Word “Great” When Obama Said “Grey,” Derp Ensues

“Barack, we’re praying for you - boy, you’re so GREY.”
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DERP

Jim Hoft, Dumbest Man on the Internet, now has a co-blogger who’s giving him competition for the title, Kristinn Taylor (who is a man). Today, Taylor has posted yet another mindless attack on Barack Obama, trying to picture him as a narcissist (right wing code for “uppity,” one of Gateway Pundit’s favorite endlessly recurring race-baiting themes) — and to do it, he mistakes the word “grey” for “great:”

OBAMA: “Wherever I See Folks, They Always Say… You’re So Great” (Video) | the Gateway Pundit.

Now, to be fair, Taylor includes a quote from a White House transcript that does (incorrectly) use the word “great,” but he also includes a video clip of the speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner in which the word “grey” is crystal clear — and yet still somehow manages to churn out a stupid post claiming Obama called himself “great.”

Here’s the official video, cued up at the section in question, in which Obama is joking about people telling him his hair is turning grey. Could not possibly be more obvious.

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Another classic in the annals of Gateway Pundit derpitude.

National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged, and So Should Doctors

This is “pro-life?”
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National Review columnist Kevin D. Williamson

So this morning on Twitter, this happened; National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson made the real “pro-life” agenda very, very clear, expressing his opinion that women who have abortions should be put to death — by hanging. And not just the women; he says the doctor who performs the abortion, the nurses who assist, and the hospital staff who enable it should also be executed.

This was not satire, or a “joke.” He really believes this, as you’ll see if you read the following Twitter collection from the bottom up.

UPDATE at 9/28/14 12:13:31 pm by Charles Johnson

Quite a few people have now jumped into this; here’s a search page for the discussion still raging.

UPDATE at 9/28/14 12:36:47 pm by Charles Johnson

A few more exchanges:

What Happens When a White Man Parades Around Outside a School in a Bullet-Proof Vest With an AK-47?

A: Nothing
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With all of the police shootings of unarmed black people in the news lately, it’s interesting to note what happens when a white man shows up outside a high school dressed in a bullet-proof vest, with an AK-47 and a full clip of ammunition.

Nothing, that’s what happens.

And Leonard Embody says if you think there’s something wrong with what he’s doing, you need psychological help.

Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.

[…]

When Channel 4 met up with Embody on Thursday, he offered no apologies and even called Wednesday’s demonstration a success.

“A school is a prime place to be able to hand out my leaflets and educate children that guns aren’t dangerous as people think they are. Certainly a man carrying a gun doesn’t mean they’re going to get shot,” he said.

[…]

Embody said he’ll continue making the rounds, defending the Second Amendment, no matter who it offends.

“I don’t think I look terrifying. Other people may think I look terrifying, but that’s in their own minds and that’s something they should deal with … with maybe a psychologist,” Embody said.

Metro school officials said their resource officers were aware of Embody’s demonstration, and had he set foot on campus, they would have arrested him.

Outside that, what he was doing is perfectly legal because of Tennessee’s open carry law, meaning there’s nothing that prohibits people from carrying a gun out in the open.

Live Stream: Police Officer Reportedly Shot in Ferguson, Situation Very Tense

Demonstrators in standoff with police
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Breitbart Writer: Men Who Support Feminism Are “Sexually Frustrated Dickless Wonders”

Grotesque
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I don’t know where anyone gets the idea that misogyny and sexism are core values of today’s conservative movement — except maybe from Breitbart “News,” where Milo Yiannopoulos levels a blast of pure crass hatred at the #HeForShe campaign that has to be seen to be believed: THE UN’S RISIBLE #HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN: POINTLESS SELF-FLAGELLATION FOR SEX-STARVED BETA MALES.

Some men will do literally anything to get laid. Witness the outpouring of support among sexually-frustrated dickless wonders for #HeForShe, an attempt by the United Nations to get men on board with feminism. This mission is necessary, in case you were wondering, because the shrieking harpies of the third-wave feminist movement have alienated most of their own sex with their bullying, lies and harassment.

So the boys have been called up in service of the man-haters, and, such is the diseased world in which we live, they have come charging down the corridor with their tails wagging, regurgitating platitudes about the “urgent need” to “address sexism and gender bias” in the hope of a smile or nod of appreciation from the sisterhood. Can anyone else spot what’s wrong with this picture?

That’s right. It’s a patronising, gendered, borderline sexist campaign that reduces men to cheerleaders for the fairer sex. What ever happened to equality? Reading the #HeForShe website, it’s clear: equity and fairness is no longer the mission. Bullying and bias are issues strictly and exclusively affecting “women and girls,” while the responsibility for policing society is of course up to all of us.

Go ahead and have a look at the HeForShe website, and see if Yiannopoulos’ description of it is even close to being fair. In fact, this whole piece is one of the most grotesque and disgusting articles I’ve seen yet at the hate site that Andrew built.

Right Wing Parrots Launch Into Fear-Mongering Bigoted Frenzy Over Oklahoma Workplace Murder

Dependably bigoted
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The entire right wing blogosphere is in a frenzy of anti-Muslim bigotry over this awful story out of Oklahoma: Suspect in Co-Worker’s Beheading Was Recently Released From Probation.

A 2010 booking photo of Alton Nolen from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma.

A man suspected of beheading a woman he worked with and stabbing another was a convicted felon who had been released from probation this year, Oklahoma corrections officials confirmed Thursday.

Alton Nolen, 30, was released from probation in April, earlier than the original 2017 date, said Jerry Massie, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Nolen has a string of convictions from 2011, including marijuana possession, escape from detention, assault and battery on a police officer and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to records from state corrections officials.

FBI and police in Moore, Okla., are investigating the incident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Vaughan Foods plant, Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department told The Times on Friday. Nolen was shot during the attack and is hospitalized, according to authorities.

Why are the right wing blogs fear-mongering like rabid weasels over this? Because Nolen reportedly is a recent convert to Islam. That’s all it takes for them to label him a “Muslim terrorist” and start screeching about Muslims in general supporting terrorism.

But the story is sadly straightforward — Nolen was fired from his job, and angry about it. He had a long history of criminal behavior, including assault, and he took out his anger on his co-workers like many disgruntled former employees before him. Pointing at Islam as his motivation is nothing but sheer bigotry, especially coming from the crowd that invariably excuses gun violence as “mental illness” when it’s committed by a white person.

And by the way, here’s another detail from this story that seems to be omitted from the right wing’s shrieking fear frenzy:

According to the department’s database, Nolen had “Jesus Christ” tattooed across his chest…

Really? So would it be fair then for me to label this as an act of “Christian terrorism?”

Of course not. And that’s the point.

UPDATE at 9/27/14 1:53:17 pm by Charles Johnson

As an example of the right wing’s sheer bigoted craziness, hate-monger Jim Hoft, the Dumbest Man on the Internet, has posted about this story no fewer than seven times so far:

MUSLIM BEHEADS WOMAN in Oklahoma Food Plant - Tried to Convert Coworkers (Video) | the Gateway Pundit
Muslim Convert Beheads Office Worker at OK Food Plant - Police Release 911 Calls (Video) | the Gateway Pundit
POLICE: MOORE MUSLIM BEHEADING Had Nothing to Do With TERRORISM - Just Random Workplace Beheading | the Gateway Pundit
BREAKING: Muslims Shout “Praise Allah!” Surround OK Police Following Press Conference on Beheading | the Gateway Pundit
MUSLIM BEHEADER ALTON NOLEN Was “Shouting Islamic Phrases” During Bloodbath | the Gateway Pundit
OK Muslim Beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael Tied to Terror Leader Awlaki and Al-Qaeda | the Gateway Pundit
Ex-Muslim Says Beheader’s Mosque in Oklahoma Taught Caliphate, Destruction of US & Israel | the Gateway Pundit

Today at the Values Voter Summit: Raving Freakazoid Glenn Beck

The bull goose loony
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America is waiting to see if Glenn Beck will: 1) bring his beloved chalkboard, and 2) weep on cue, as he gives the keynote speech at the conference of far right social conservatives and religious fanatics known as the Values Voter Summit, attended every year by top Republican politicians because these are their people.

It never seems to bother these people that Beck is a follower of a religion most of them consider evil, possibly Satanic — Mormonism.

UPDATE at 9/27/14 11:58:19 am by Charles Johnson

Mark Levin at #VVS14: Religious Right Voters Are ‘Centrists’

Why can’t everyone be like Mark Levin?
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Right wing talk show screamer Mark Levin told the audience of religious fanatics at the Values Voter Summit this morning that they’re “centrists” — because there are loons even farther out than them.

Oh, but those Democrats? They’re all radical leftists!

“They treat us like we’re this fringe,” he said. “You know, I view the political spectrum quite differently. We’re in the middle! You’ve got the radical leftists who’ve taken over the Democratic Party. And then you’ve got this neo-Confederate group out there that really doesn’t believe in the Constitution and keeps talking about secession and so forth. We are traditional conservatives who embrace the Constitution and embrace our heritage and we need to stand up!”

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