Mayor De Blasio to Close NYC Schools for Muslim Holidays

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Fourteen years after 911, Mayor Bill de Blasio, nee Warren Wilhelm, caved to Islamic supremacist demands and added Muslim holidays to the school calender. The only Muslim holiday that should have been added was September 11th.

The city is far too diverse for schools to observe every holiday. NYC has a huge Hindu population. Why weren’t the Hindu holidays added?

The education is sub-par as it is; the last thing NYC kids need is more time off from school.

This is but another device in which Islam is imposed on the public school. The Islamic curriculum in the public schools do not include the 1,400 years of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements.

CNN quotes people like Islamic supremacist “Palestinian” far-Left activist Linda Sarsour, giving them the imprimatur of legitimacy, while voices of reason are silenced. The argument made by Islamic supremacists is that Muslims shouldn’t have to weigh school vs. religious observances. Nonsense. You have a holiday, you take the day. No biggie. When I was young, I took off Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from my schools. My school didn’t give Jewish kids those days off. My family, my community never thought twice about it. But we never sought to impose our religion on others.

Their objective is much bigger than school holidays — it is to impose Islam.

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“New York City public schools to have Muslim holidays off,” By Greg Botelho, CNN, March 4, 2015

(CNN)New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district — the nation’s biggest — one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar.

Under the change announced by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and city Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, there will be no class for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, starting next September 24. Another Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr — a festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan — will become a holiday for those in summer school starting in 2016.

“This is a common-sense change,” de Blasio said Wednesday, “and one that recognizes our growing Muslim community and honors its contributions to our city.”

The decision affects some 1 million students in New York City. While it’s not known exactly how many of them are Muslim, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said that almost 1 million of the more than 8 million people in the city’s five boroughs practice Islam and a 2009 Columbia University study found that roughly 10% of New York City public school students are Muslim.

The move isn’t a surprise, given de Blasio’s campaign pledge to alter the school calendar with Muslim families in mind.

“Muslim students and their families who observe Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha shouldn’t have to choose between an instructional day and their religious obligations,” said Farina. “This new addition will also enable a teachable moment in the classroom for our students to learn about religious tolerance and the societal contributions of various cultures.”

Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and the parent of three public school students, said a plan in which students wouldn’t have to choose between education and faith “a win for our children and for future generations in this country.”

“Muslims are a part of the fabric of this country,” she said. “We make our country proud, and today, New York City made us proud.”

New York City joins school districts in other states, including New Jersey, Massachusetts and Vermont, that similarly observe Muslim holidays, according to a news release from Farina’s office.

And Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha join other religious holidays already on New York’s public school calendar. In addition to holidays like Easter that always fall on a weekend, students already have Christian holidays such as Good Friday and Christmas off, as well as the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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Obama may not watch Netanyahu speech

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BY DAVID McCABE

President Obama might not watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper tweeted on Monday night that a “senior [White House] adviser” had told the network’s analyst Gloria Borger they believed that Obama would be in a meeting during the prime minister’s 11:00 a.m. speech.

 “I haven’t looked at the president’s schedule for tomorrow,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday. “I doubt that he will spend his whole time watching the speech.”

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Spokesman Eric Schultz said he didn’t have anything to add to Earnest’s comments following the report from Tapper. But the president’s public schedule for Tuesday, released on Monday evening, said the president would be in a meeting at 10:30 a.m. It did not list a commitment for 11:00 a.m.

Netanyahu is likely to criticize the administration’s talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Some Democratic lawmakers have said that they will not attend because they view it as disrespectful for a foreign leader to rebuke a sitting president before Congress.

TERROR GROUP BEHIND KENYAN SHOPPING MASSACRE THREATENS EDMONTON’S ICONIC MALL

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Call to arms comes towards the end of a 76-minute video posted on YouTube

By Nick Rose

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Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab is calling on jihadis in the West to target North America’s largest shopping center, the West Edmonton Mall.

The call to arms comes towards the end of a 76-minute video posted on YouTube that shows a masked man boasting about the group’s 2013 machine gun and grenade attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, which left 67 dead and 175 wounded. The massacre’s perpetrators said it was retaliation for Kenyan and Western intervention in Somalia.

“We call upon our Muslim brothers, particularly those in the West, to answer the call of Allah and target the disbelievers wherever they are,” the man in the video says in accented English.

“If just a handful of Mujahadeen fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week, then imagine what a dedicated Mujaheddin in the West could do to the American or Jewish-owned shopping centers across the world. What if such an attack was to occur in the Mall of America in Minnesota or the West Edmonton Mall in Canada?”

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The Edmonton mall, which attracts over 30 million visitors every year and, like the Mall of America, is owned by Canada’s Ghermezian family who are of Iranian-Jewish origin, issued a press statement Sunday saying that it was “aware of the video” and would continue to “monitor events with the help of federal and local law enforcement agencies.” The mall says it has also beefed up security and implemented “extra security precautions; some may be noticeable to guests, and others won’t be.”

Edmonton Police Services also issued a press release Sunday saying that they are working in concert with the RCMP and “other policing agencies and federal authorities” to investigate the video.

Al-Shabaab, which is Arabic for “The Youth,” has close ties with Al-Qaeda and has already been labelled a terrorist organization and a “serious security threat to Canada” by CSIS. The intelligence agency cites a growing number of young Canadians being lured to Somalia for “terrorist training and to engage in violent jihad.”

This isn’t the first time that Al-Shabaab has called for attacks on Canadian soil. In 2011, the National Post reported the release of an audiotape recorded by an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber urging young Muslims to “do jihad in Canada” and not “just sit around and be a couch potato and just chill all day.”

Edmonton Deputy Police Chief Brian Simpson insists that despite threatening tone of the Al-Shabaab video and the specific mention of the West Edmonton Mall, “there is no imminent threat to Edmonton, Canada, or its citizens.”

U.S. officials are using slightly stronger language to describe the terror threat.

Homeland Security official Jeh C. Johnson told CNN on Sunday that those going to the Mall of America should be “particularly careful.”

Obama Pushes For GOP Capitulation In DHS Dispute

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NEIL MUNRO
White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama’s spokesman is rejecting any compromise over the 2015 budget for the Department of Homeland Security, which is now being filibustered by pro-amnesty Democrat senators, even though a new poll shows that 60 percent of Americans want the amnesty and budget problems separated.

“The President believes that the Congress, particularly Republicans in Congress who now have the majority in both the House and the Senate, should fulfill their responsibility to ensure that the Department of Homeland Security doesn’t shut down at the end of this month,” spokesman Josh Earnest said Feb. 20.

Senate Democrats are filibustering the House’s DHS 2015 budget until the Senate GOP majority removes House-drafted language that bars Obama from spending money to implement his Nov. 20 Oval Office amnesty.

The amnesty would grant four million work-permits to illegals, despite Americans’ high unemployment rate. The agency’s budget runs out Feb. 27.

The Democrats’ continued filibuster reflects Obama’s intense determination to increase immigration.
But his rejection of any compromise is escalating the DHS fight into a bigger political battle over the ability of the new 54-seat Republican Senate majority to get legislation past the 46-seat Democratic minority.

Still, Obama is in a political hole. He’s already lost the battle for public opinion on immigration, he lost the Senate in 2014 partly because of the issue, and now he’s lost the first round of the Texas lawsuit.

The president’s amnesty was blocked by a Texas judge on Feb. 16. White House officials said Feb. 20 they would ask an the judge on Feb. 23 to lift the injunction.

Obama is also losing the public opinion fight over the Democrat threat to defund DHS rather than allow the GOP to deny funds for the unpopular amnesty.

A CBS poll released Monday shows that 60 percent of 1,006 adults said the DHS budget “should be kept separate from immigration policy.”

“American’s don’t want Obama or Democrats unilaterally changing immigration policy,” a Hill aide told The Daily Caller. “They want a DHS bill that funds the laws as they exist, period.”

The CBS poll complements a CNN survey, released Feb. 18, that said 59 percent of 1,027 adults disapprove of Obama’s immigration policies. That’s up from 53 percent in November.

The Democrats’ determined fight is creating a political dilemma for the GOP’s leaders, who tend to support business demands for increased immigration of government-subsidized customers and lower-wage labor.

If the leaders cave to the Democrats, they’ll betray their base, which is almost unified in opposition to the Obama amnesty.

If GOP leaders stick with their base, then Democrats and their allies in the media will blame them for the defunding of the DHS after Feb. 27. Under current rules, most DHS employes stay on the job without payroll until there’s a DHS budget agreement.

If GOP leaders launch an emotional public PR campaign against the Democrats’ amnesty, for example, by arguing that it is unfair to Americans, they’ll get a lot of closed-door pushback from critical donors.

So far, Republican senators haven’t organized a PR pushback to counter the effort to fund the amnesty. For example, the Senate Republican Conference, led by Sen. John Thune, is silent about the issue, even though the committee “helps senators communicate their priorities directly to the American people through a wide variety of communications resources.”

In contrast, the Democrats’ lave launched an emotional pitch via several channels, including Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Democratic Policy and Communication Center.

CNN’S PSYCHO-CHICK COSTELLO SAYS: “American ‘Right Wing’ More Dangerous Than ISIS”

Written by Miss CJ

Looking For The Real Terrorism Threat In America? CNN's TOTALLY Got It Covered!
From the news network that has zeroed in on the new tactics for recruiting women to ISIS comes news of the REAL threat to America. CNN is reporting that right-wing domestic terrorism is in the forefront of the Department of Homeland Security’s focus, according to a report released by the DHS to CNN. Thing is – they have to reach clear back to 2012 to find any substantial incident to make this idiotic report stick –

They’ve lashed out against authority in incidents such as one in 2012, in which a father and son were accused of engaging in a shootout with police in Louisiana, in a confrontation that began with an officer pulling them over for a traffic violation.
Meanwhile in Reality Town, there was a Muslim guy stabbing people in Detroit OVER THE WEEKEND (like, you know, less than seven days ago) for being non-Muslim. But, yes, tell us more about how it’s right-wingers who are the biggest terrorist threat domestically.

Some days, I wonder if The Onion got bought out by CNN.

​Did CNN just annex Ukraine for Russia?


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Either CNN has inside information on a sinister Kremlin plan to occupy all of Ukraine or it made yet another blunder. In a new report on challenges facing Europe the news channel apparently marked the Eastern European nation as part of Russia.

The report detailed three major crises that European leaders are facing: the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group expansion into Libya, the Greek debt debacle, and what CNN Newsroom anchor John Vause called “Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine.”

Illustrating his words is a map of Ukraine and its neighbors. On the chart, Ukraine and Russia are marked by the same color, with the Russian flag flying prominently over Ukraine under a title reading: “Diplomatic & military crisis.”

CNN is no stranger to making awkward mistakes in its coverage of the Ukrainian crisis. Last week it labeled the Ukrainian Army and National Guard as “pro-US troops” in a report on the possibility of Washington providing lethal arms to Kiev. The channel has since apologized for the blunder, which some critics labeled a Freudian slip of the tongue.

On previous occasions the US-based news channel took liberties about Ukraine’s geography. Once it shifted the entire country all the way to Pakistan. On another occasion it mistakenly showed the city of Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, as being located in Crimea.