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 Posted by at 7:38 pm
Aug 292010
 

provocation

-being annoyed until you do something stupid to the stupid person thats annoying you.

~So WHO is provoking WHO? To me it’s always { anyone } with MSM, NAACP, NBPP, Jessie, Sharpton & on & on…

~ Golleee…the most boring 7 + minutes so I can get the time in this blowhard video where they begin to rail on the GB Rally. Do yourself a solid & fast forward to 7:15…

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 Posted by at 6:41 pm
Aug 292010
 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor, referred to people who wrongly believe Obama is Muslim as “psychopaths” during a fiery sermon Sunday in Arkansas.

In his sermon at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Wright criticized supporters of the Iraq war and defended former state Court of Appeals Judge Wendell Griffen for speaking out against it. Griffen serves as the church’s pastor.

Wright’s only reference to Obama came when he compared Griffen’s opponents to those who incorrectly think Obama is Muslim. The president, whose full name is Barack Hussein Obama, is Christian.

~I happened to catch this channel surfing & personally I thought he hemmed & hawed & ‘avoided’ answering the accusations of his being a Muslim. He makes the distinction between Nautral Born in such a vague way- bah. Wait for it , fast forward to appox 10:26 where Brian attempts to get “truth”…

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“Go after the military mindset … and the enemy will come after you with everything,” Wright told the packed church.

“He will surround you with psychopaths who will criticize you and ostracize you and put you beyond the pale of hope and say ‘you ain’t really a Baptist’ and say ‘the president ain’t really a Christian, he’s a Muslim. There ain’t no American Christian with a name like Barack Hussein,’” he added.

~ I have to ask, “WHY would anyone waste even an iota of a precious moment interviewing this beast?”

A poll released this month found that nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said they thought Obama was Muslim, up from the 11 percent in March 2009. The proportion who correctly said he was Christian was 34 percent, down from 48 percent in March of last year. The poll, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center and its affiliated Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, surveyed 3,003 people.

Obama cut ties with Wright in 2008, after Wright’s more incendiary remarks hit the Internet during the presidential election. At a National Press Club appearance in April 2008, Wright claimed the U.S. government could plant AIDS in the black community, praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrahkan and suggested Obama was putting his pastor at arm’s length for political purposes while privately agreeing with him.

Obama denounced Wright as “divisive and destructive” and left Wright’s church in Chicago.

Griffen lost a re-election bid for the Arkansas Court of Appeals in 2008, after high profile battles with a state judicial panel over the rights of judges to speak out on political issues. Griffen was elected in May to a judicial post in Pulaski County, the state’s most populous county that includes Little Rock.

Griffen said he invited Wright to speak at his church as part of a monthlong focus on the relationship between faith and the community.

Wright defended Griffen’s outspokenness on political issues, saying it showed he was willing to speak out even if it would cost him politically.

Wright’s sermon focused on the Old Testament story of the prophet Elisha thwarting an attack by the Aramean Army. Wright repeatedly made references to the war in Iraq and suggested parallels with the Biblical story.

“What was his motivation? Elisha had embarrassed him, like Saddam had embarrassed George Herbert Walker,” Wright said, referring to the former president.

Wright spoke as Arkansas Republicans hope to capitalize on Obama’s unpopularity in the fall election. Obama has not visited the state since 2006, and lost its six electoral votes in the 2008 election.

~AP/FOX

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 Posted by at 6:28 pm
Aug 292010
 

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

-reuters ernst

What a shame for a man who preaches faith, hope & charity & loves God, that he has to wear a bullet proof vest & have security flamking him. All thanks to hate mongers!

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pashai Oway, 6, of Arlington, Va., holds an American flag while attending the the “Restoring Honor” rally

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

~AP Ernst

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 Posted by at 5:09 pm
Aug 292010
 

WASHINGTON – If Democrats had doubts about the voter unrest that threatens to rob them of their majority in Congress, they needed only look from the Capitol this weekend to the opposite end of the National Mall.

It’s where Ken Ratliff joined tens of thousands of other anti-government activists at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally.

“There’s gotta’ be a change, man,” said Ratliff, a 55-year-old Marine veteran from Rochester, N.Y.

Neither Democrats nor Republicans can afford to ignore the anti-establishment fervor displayed Saturday during Beck’s rally that took on the tone of an evangelical revival.

Billed as a nonpolitical event, it nevertheless was a clarifying moment for those curious as to what clout an anti-Washington sentiment could have on midterm congressional elections in November. The gathering was advertised as an opportunity to honor American troops. But it also illustrated voters’ exasperation — and provided additional evidence that Democrats in power — as well as some incumbent Republicans — may pay the price when voters go to the polls.

The tea party is essentially a loosely organized band of anti-tax, libertarian-leaning political newcomers who are fed up with Washington and take some of their cues from Beck. While the movement drew early skepticism from establishment Republicans, these same GOP powerbrokers now watch it with a wary eye as activists have mounted successful primary campaigns against incumbents.

The Beck rally further demonstrated the tea party activists’ growing political clout.

If the GOP is able to contain and cooperate with the tea party, and recharge its evangelical wing with Beck-style talk of faith, it spells the kind of change Ratliff and others like him are searching for.

The promise of change helped President Barack Obama win the White House in 2008, but could turn against his fellow Democrats this year. Americans’ dim view of the economy has grown even more pessimistic this summer as the nation’s unemployment rate stubbornly hovered near 10 percent and other troubling economic statistics have emerged on everything from housing to the economy’s growth.

That’s been a drag on both congressional Democrats and the president. While Obama has shelved his soaring campaign rhetoric on change, Beck has adopted it.

At Saturday’s rally, the Fox News Channel personality borrowed Obama’s rhetoric of individual empowerment from one of the then-candidate’s favorite themes on the 2008 campaign trail.


“One man can change the world,” Beck told the crowd. “That man or woman is you. You make the difference.”

Or change Washington. And while Beck didn’t say so, that means change the party in power.

His followers got the message.

“A lot of people want our country back,” said Janice Cantor. She was raised a Massachusetts Democrat and is now a North Carolina tea party activist.

Beck’s religion-laden message was a departure from most tea party events, which tend to focus on economic issues.

Beck, who speaks openly about his Christian faith on his radio and cable news shows, relied heavily on religion during his speech, perhaps offering up a playbook for tea party activists and Republicans this November.

Earlier, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the gathering to change the course of the nation, although she said “sometimes our challenges seem insurmountable.”


“Look around you,” she told the crowd. “You’re not alone.”

One News Now–Philip Elliott – Associated Press Writer

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 Posted by at 3:26 pm
Aug 292010
 
money-trail

The backers of the Ground Zero Mosque have virtually no money, one of the group’s leaders says, and plan to create another nonprofit organization that would further complicate the already labyrinthine financial network surrounding the project.

Daisy Khan, one of the leaders of the project, told supporters over the weekend that the mosques organizers have “nothing in the bank” for their effort. Khan said there is no money and that she doesn’t know of anything that has been raised.

Tracing the money going to the two nonprofit groups led by Khan and her husband and partner in the mosque project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, requires a world map.

Federal tax records show Rauf and Khan direct the two groups supporting the mosque project – the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA). Those two organizations, along with Soho Properties, which owns the site of the proposed mosque and community center, are coordinating the project.

However, federal tax records show the Cordoba Initiative has not listed contributions from at least two charitable foundations that have supported its activities. In another case, a foundation gave money to Cordoba’s sister group, the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), that was supposed to go to Cordoba; that money was also not listed in Cordoba’s tax records.


Cordoba has failed to list almost $100,000 in charitable donations since 2007, federal tax records show.

Between 2006 and 2008, Cordoba’s charitable tax filings with the IRS show a total of $31,668 in gross receipts. However, tax filings from two charities that have donated to Cordoba or ASMA show more than $130,000 to donations to Cordoba during that time.

They include:

* $98,000 from 2006 through 2008 from the Deak Family Foundation, a Rye, N.Y.-based nonprofit organization.
* $32,000 from the William and Mary Greve Foundation of New York in 2007.
* The Greve foundation also gave ASMA $25,000 in 2008 “to support Cordoba Initiative in improving Muslim-West relations.” There is no record in the Cordoba Initiative’s tax filings that shows it received $25,000 from ASMA. Greve foundation officials did not respond to requests for comment.

The Deak foundation’s contributions to Cordoba were routed through ASMA, the religious organization Rauf founded in 1997 as the American Sufi Muslim Association, said R. Leslie Deak, the foundation’s director. The Deak foundation has also given more than $100,000 between 2006 and 2008 to the National Defense University Foundation. That group supports activities at the National Defense University, a Pentagon think tank in Washington.

However, Cordoba’s tax filings between 2005 and 2008 show no contributions from ASMA.

The missing donations are troubling, said Bob Blitzer, a former FBI counterterrorism chief now in private business. “Obviously, they’re not running things very well,” Blitzer said. “It’s the whole issue of the money is really bothering the public. Does he have the money?”

Blitzer said the missing money could be due to theft, embezzlement or sloppy bookkeeping. “They’re really open for somebody who, particularly the government since they’re filing as a nontaxable institution, could look into why the money is missing,” he said.

As a religious organization, ASMA is exempt from filing the same federal tax forms as Cordoba. That means it is not required to name its donors, or reveal how much it receives in donations or how it spends its money in federal tax documents.

The church status for ASMA comes from the group’s original 1997 filing with the IRS. ASMA was originally created as the American Sufi Muslim Organization and stated on its federal application it would provide “facilities for the local Muslim community in offering five time daily prayers” and other religious functions. As a result, the group was granted church status and was exempted from filing the traditional tax forms and financial disclosures associated with other charities.

The group changed its name from the American Sufi Muslim Association to the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) in 2006, New York state corporation records show. Its current web site mentions nothing about the group hosting prayer services. Instead, it cites five key parts of its mission, to educate, incubate, advocate, organize and mobilize on behalf of Islam.

Their church status, former FBI counter-terrorist chief Blitzer said, could also be subject to an investigation. “The bigger issue is, if they got tax exempt status as a church and they’re now not having services, how can they maintain their status for any length of time?” Blitzer said.

A financial statement (Since removed~WHY?) found on ASMA’s web site for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, also does not mention religious services as one of the group’s functions. The statement says ASMA is “a non-profit intermediary organization established in 1997 and dedicated to reshaping the discourse about Islam.”

The same financial statement lists Cordoba as a “related party.” The statement says Cordoba is a separate corporation that will “work with ASMA as a sister organization sharing the same infrastructure, space, utilities, vendor services and co-sponsorship of programs to remain fiscally lean and keep operational costs low for both.”

The statement, however, does not show that ASMA sent any money to Cordoba between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009.


During that time, ASMA reported receiving $1,382,194 in grants, the financial statement shows. Donors included the United Nations Population Fund, $53,664; the Dutch government’s MDG3 Fund, $81,942; the Hunt Alternatives Fund, $15,000; the Carnegie Corp. of New York, $122,000; the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, $50,000; and the Qatar government fund, $576,312.

There are no available records for anything called the Qatar government fund, although the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation has a sovereign wealth fund known as the Qatar Investment Authority.

At various times this year, Rauf has said he plans to solicit donations for the $100 million mosque and community center project from overseas sources, although he has not named any donors. One possible source could be Malaysia, where Cordoba has an office, according to a 2009 New York corporate filing.

In an interview earlier this year, however, Khan said there is no connection between the two offices that share the same name. “I don’t know what the status of that organization is,” Khan told investigative reporter Claudia Rosett of Forbes magazine on Aug. 11. Yet Khan is named as a Cordoba official in the 2004 tax form that includes the reference to the Malaysian official. Khan is also listed as a Cordoba director in its 2008 tax filing, which is the latest on record.

Imam Rauf was also listed as a participant in several meetings of the Malaysia-based Perdana Global Peace Organisation, according to the group’s web site. Perdana is led by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Mohamad was prime minister from 1981 to 2003. Shortly before he left office, he told a gathering at the Organization of the Islamic Conference that Jews rule the world by proxy. Mohamad said he was not anti-Semitic but opposed “Jews who kill Muslims” and “the Jews who support the killers of Muslims.”

Creating a new nonprofit group to handle the finances for the mosque profit means that outsiders looking to monitor the group’s finances would have to wait until 2012, according to guidelines for nonprofits posted on Guidestar.org. That site tracks nonprofit groups and their finances.

It takes an average of two months for the IRS to rule on a group’s nonprofit filing, Guidestar says. So, if the group filed immediately, it could receive tax-exempt status in late October. IRS regulations require all nonprofits to file their tax forms within five months after the end of their fiscal year. That would push disclosure of the mosque group’s finances to March 2012 at the earliest.

Until then, however, questions about Rauf and Khan’s finances remain. “When you see this kind of activity, it makes you pause,” Blitzer said.


~Posted with permission…stay tuned here at JUST Piper for more

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 Posted by at 2:28 pm
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~As always Thanks to The Founding Patriots ! Can always count on you to have what I’m looking for!

Rally is in first two parts ~JP

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 Posted by at 1:10 pm
Aug 292010
 

daswann14 | August 28, 2010

Well the spectacle and scene were kind of interesting but the speakers and speeches were not. There were a lot of people there but not even 1/10 of the innauguration crowd, which actually made for a more pleasant morning. Everyone we met on the way there, and at the actual event was very nice. Only ran into two racist families on the train back home. There was also one white nationalist flag in our vicinity. The event was pointless, and vague. They did a very poor job at honoring Dr. King as well, barely mentioning him.

Leave any questions or comments about my experience or the experience in general.

Also during the opening prayer the speaker could be heard saying ‘Gods’ mulitple times when talking about Yahweh, very wierd. There were also cooling stations which were nice, but several elderly people suffered heat stroke. It was around 90.

~NOTE:
Found while I was putting this together for a featured story today

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 Posted by at 12:51 pm
Aug 292010
 


UPDATE: Unknown suspect torches construction vehicle at new mosque

One vehicle set ablaze, others saturated with gasoline

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, an unknown person trespassed onto the construction site of the new mosque on Veals Road and set one construction vehicle on fire, doused the other vehicles with the remaining gasoline and fled the scene.

Investigators said that the suspect opened the hood of one of the construction vehicles and covered the engine with gasoline and set it on fire. The investigators have yet to evaluate how many suspects are involved in this case.

Three other vehicles were saturated with gasoline, but investigators believe that after the first blaze the suspect fled the scene after growing fearful as cars drove by the site.

There are currently no leads in the case, but city and county police are cooperating with the FBI and Homeland Security to find the arsonist.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the Murfreesboro City Police Department or the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged at least one construction vehicle at a Tennessee site where a new mosque is being built.

Federal investigators won’t say whether they believe the fire early Saturday was intentionally set at the suburban Nashville project, which has faced vehement opposition.

Still, a spokeswoman for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said the fire has frightened the area’s Muslim community.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Eric Kehn said Sunday the investigation was still in an early phase. The FBI and local sheriff are also investigating.

The center has been in the community for decades, and the new facility represents an expansion. Opponents, while citing traffic and parking issues, have also implied the center would be a haven for terrorists.

NOTE: This was the same mosque that was being heatily protested on 7/14 ~JP

Planned Tenn. mosque draws protesters, backers
By The Associated Press 07.15.10

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A demonstration against a planned mosque and Islamic community center in Murfreesboro saw protesters and counter protesters, each claiming to be true defenders of the Constitution amid competing chants of “USA! USA!”

Yesterday’s march to the Rutherford County courthouse brought out about 400 people opposed to a planned 52,000-square-foot compound with athletic facilities, meeting rooms and a home for the mosque’s imam.

A group called Middle Tennesseans for Religious Freedom organized a counter protest that drew a similar number of mosque supporters, holding signs with slogans like, “Freedom of religion means freedom for all religions.”

Those opposing the mosque circulated a petition asking the county commission to rescind its approval of the facility. Although the petition cited only questions of whether sufficient notice was given to residents over the project, many of the protesters expressed a fear that Muslims want to overthrow the government and bring Islamic law to the U.S.

This Anti Mosque billboard was put up in time for Sunday morning church traffic on Old Fort Parkway in front of I-Hop in Murfreesboro, TN. Video thanks to filmmaker Eric Allen Bell and brought to you by HobNobMurfreesboro.com

7-14-10 Hundreds protest vs. proposed 52,000 sq. ft Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (“ICM”). Also today, Islamic Center of Murfreesboro suspended board member Mosaad Rawash for his alleged support of Hamas and for promoting violent Jihad among Palestinians.

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