Muslim Group Launches Pro-Islam Billboard Campaign Across America…

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How could this not work?

(Reuters) – In California’s capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded commercial strips, offering solace to the troubled: “Looking for the answers in life?” one asked. “Discover Muhammad.”

With messages that are part religious invitation to explore the Muslim faith and part public relations, the billboards anchor a national campaign to showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance, aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

But the campaign by the mainstream Islamic Circle of North America, which is sponsoring billboards in other cities to publicize the Muslim prophet’s message, could also spark a backlash amid a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment marked by protests, advertising campaigns and sometimes vandalism and violence.

“We thought a proper approach would be to actually educate the larger public about his personality, which exemplifies love and brotherhood,” said Waqas Syed, ICNA Deputy Secretary General.

The billboard campaign is not the first high-profile bid by a Muslim group to bolster Islam’s image in America, tarnished by militant attacks. But it is the largest such effort by ICNA, the group most closely identified with billboard campaigns in recent years, and it includes some billboards that are clearly evangelical.

“Under the circumstances, it’s a pretty bold move,” said Todd Green, a professor who studies Islamophobia, or fear of Islam, at Luther College in Iowa. “When you’re a minority religion, you face a lot of pressure from the majority population not to proselytize.”

By asking Americans to discover Mohammad, the campaign is similar in some ways to efforts by evangelical Christians whose roadside billboards, especially in the U.S. heartland, have sought to draw Americans into their fold with messages promoting Jesus as the Messiah, he said.

SOURCE: Weasel Zippers

Why Did Hillary Lock Her Box?

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ONE MUST WONDER WHAT DROVE BILL INTO THE ARMS OF MONICA (WELL ARMS IS NOT EXACTLY THE WORD I WAS LOOKING FOR)! WAS IT HILLARY’S LOCKED BOX OR DID THAT COME AFTER THE FACT! WHATEVER THE CASE THE FORMER FIRST LADY IS CERTAINLY NO FRIEND TO “OPENNESS” AND SHOULD SHE BE ELECTED PRESIDENT IT WILL BE NOT JUST BILL THAT IS DENIED, BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO DESERVE MORE—-AT LEAST THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HER. WHAT THE HELL DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ANYWAY—SHE WILL JUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO SCREW US!!

SOURCE: Obama Cartoons

Long-Time Clinton Confidant May Have Put Hillary In Hotter Benghazi Water with Emails He Handed Over

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The House Select Committee on Benghazi has received over 120 pages of emails from Sidney Blumenthal, the long-time Clinton confidant who advised President Bill Clinton during the 1990s and Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State.

They had previously not been handed over by Hillary Clinton or the State Department, despite a subpoena ordering them to do so.

Chairman of the Committee Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said in a statement Monday night:

“These emails were not previously produced to the Committee or released to the public, and they will help inform tomorrow’s deposition. We are prepared to release these emails.”
According to Politico, there’s now a very serious question about whether Clinton withheld these emails from the State Department or from the committee, or if the State Department received the emails from Clinton and withheld them from Gowdy’s panel:

Clinton has said she and her team gave all her work-related correspondence over to State, which was then tasked with going through the emails and giving the panel relevant messages. Department officials turned up about 300 emails related to the attack on the Benghazi diplomatic compound that left four Americans dead.

The congressional source did not know whether Clinton had turned over all the new emails to State and State did not provide them, or whether Clinton failed to hand over the correspondence.
Blumenthal will be testifying under oath to the select committee behind closed doors Tuesday, and his testimony is expected to cover his involvement as an un-official advisor to the former Secretary of State.

Earlier this year, investigations detailed the emails Blumenthal had sent to Clinton using her private address. Some of the potentially confidential emails have been public for several years, after they’d been illegally accessed by a Romanian hacker called “Guccifer.”

SOURCE: Weasel Zippers

A Letter From Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick To The President Of CNN

June 15, 2015

Mr. Jeffrey Zucker
President of CNN Worldwide
One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
RE: CNN Host Fredricka Whitfield’s comments


Mr. Zucker,
On June 13, CNN News host Fredricka Whitfield said the gunman that opened fire at the Dallas Police Headquarters and planted pipe bombs, was “courageous” and “brave” for his actions. I was shocked and appalled to hear her words. There is no excuse for anyone in any position, especially someone in the position as a news host on a national broadcast, to give praise to a person who deliberately planned to kill law enforcement officers.
In Texas, we have the highest respect for our police officers who risk their lives every day for our safety. Our police are the ones who are brave and courageous, not the man who tried to kill them. Law enforcement officials in Texas and across the nation are outraged by the fact that a CNN news host would insult the men and women who demonstrate real courage and real bravery by praising those who attempt to kill them.
Ms. Whitfield has since said she misspoke. Any fair analysis of her words make clear she did not misspeak. Her words were clearly what she meant to say. She still has not apologized.
Her shameful remarks are not acceptable in Texas or anywhere else in this nation. As Lt. Governor of the state of Texas I am calling for CNN to remove Fredricka Whitfield as news host immediately and permanently. In addition, I’m asking for you, on behalf of CNN, to offer a written apology to the Dallas Police Department, all law enforcement officers everywhere and to the people of Texas for Ms. Whitfield’s appalling remarks. What she said is not only inexcusable, but it demonstrates a complete lack of respect to our men and women in uniform. I await your apology on behalf of CNN and your action regarding Ms. Whitfield.

Respectfully,
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Dan Patrick
Lt. Governor of Texas

 

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