POLICE DEPT. REQUESTS FACEBOOK PASSWORD FROM GUN PERMIT APPLICANT

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Request violates Constitution & Facebook’s Terms of Service

The Watervliet, N.Y., Police Department is asking pistol permit applicants for access to their Facebook accounts.

The department recently sent an applicant a form which asked for his Facebook username and password, and after the applicant complained, the department claimed the form was sent to him by mistake and was only used during face-to-face interviews when the department asks applicants for access to their Facebook accounts.

“It is… a common practice to view social media as a means to identify and determine character of a pistol permit applicant, in addition to other investigatory methods,” the department’s spokesperson told the applicant. “Typically all we ask is that an applicant access their account during an interview.”

But if the police dept. gets the applicant’s login credentials as requested on the form, and the applicant does not change his password afterwards, the police and the court reviewing the application can theoretically access his Facebook account as much as they want.

“It is what it is,” the Chief of Police, Ron Boisvert, told gun rights advocate Robert Farago after Farago told him the request was unconstitutional.

So essentially, the Watervliet Police Dept. and the court are violating the First, Second and Fourth Amendments by strong-arming applicants into a warrantless search, which allows the court to deny applicants their Second Amendment rights based on their views expressed on Facebook.

“…If you decline – such information is no doubt handed up to the judge deciding yes or no on your application,” reported nyfirearms.com. “The question remains – How many people actually gave into this blatant violation of their rights when applying for a pistol permit?”

The request is also a violation of Facebook’s terms of service which prohibits users from sharing their passwords.

“…We’ve seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people’s Facebook profiles or private information,” Erin Egan, the site’s chief privacy officer, wrote. “This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends.”

“If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account or violate the privacy of your friends.”

2nd Oklahoma man threatened to behead coworker, police say

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By Jessica Chasmar – The Washington Times – Sunday, September 28, 2014
A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to behead a co-worker — less than 20 miles from where Alton Alexander Nolen is accused of beheading a co-worker the day before.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million, The Oklahoman reported.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore identified Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen as the suspect accused of beheading a co-worker Thursday after he was fired. Mr. Nolen is a Muslim convert and had recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam, police said.

Mr. Muriithi has been identified as a native of Kenya who worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, The Oklahoman reported.

The co-worker, who was not identified, reported Mr. Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home on Sept. 19. She said Mr. Muriithi called himself a Muslim and said Islamic State fighters beheading Christians “is just what we do.”

Mr. Muriithi told the victim that he was going to cut her head off with “a blade,” and then told her after he did it that he would post it on Facebook, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

“The victim said [Mr. Muriithi] was serious when speaking and never made any statements that he was joking or playing around,” the detective wrote, The Oklahoman reported.

The woman reported Mr. Muriithi repeated the threat as she left work, saying in front of another employee that he was going to use a blade, the detective reported.

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SCHOOL SECRETLY MONITORS STUDENTS’ FACEBOOK PAGES AFTER RECEIVING CALL FROM NSA

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“People are very good about ‘If you see something, say something'”

by MIKAEL THALEN | INFOWARS.COM | SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

School officials in Huntsville, Alabama, say a phone call from the National Security Agency led them to create a secret surveillance program to monitor their students’ social media accounts.

According to Superintendent and former U.S. Army colonel Casey Wardynski, the program began 18 months ago after the NSA alerted Al Lankford, the school’s security officer, to a “violent threat” made by a student on Facebook.

Wardynski says school officials immediately searched the student’s vehicle and found a “very good size knife,” leading to the student’s expulsion.

The NSA denied any involvement with the situation whatsoever when contacted by AL.com, the news group that obtained documents relating to the school’s “SAFe,” or Students Against Fear, monitoring program.

“The National Security Agency has no record that it passed any information to the Huntsville school district, and the description of what supposedly occurred is inconsistent with NSA’s practices,” said NSA Public Affairs Specialist Vanee Vines.

Vines argued that the action would be illegal as the NSA’s alleged primary mission is to focus on foreign threats. Wardynski said that the NSA told him that the student was in a group chat with an individual from Yemen when the threat was made, making the surveillance legal.

“There was a foreign connection,” said Wardynski.

Since then, the school district has expelled at least three students for posting photos with firearms on their Facebook pages according to SAFe documents.

Despite the program’s inception coming from an unconstitutional action, Wardynski hailed SAFe for its success in breaking up the “Wolfpack,” a group of troubled students who were later expelled and sent to a boot camp.

“People are very good about ‘If you see something, say something,’” Wardynski said.

When asked, Wardynski denied that the program was being used to search for posts related to drugs, sex and alcohol, but only “gangs, threats of violence and threats of suicide.”

In one case, an 18-year-old student was expelled for posing with a handgun off of school grounds despite handgun ownership being legal at 18 in Alabama.

While the NSA continues to deny the allegations, if true, the situation represents a new criminal low for the agency.

Despite their claims of only monitoring foreign targets, NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden have shown the agency to be primarily focused on the American public and economic espionage.

Earlier this month, Alex Jones interviewed 36-year NSA veteran and whistleblower William Binney, who revealed the NSA’s plan to implement total information awareness within the United States.

Far-right to blockade UK-French border in anti-immigration rally ‘in support of truckers’

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Far right activists will protest against illegal immigration by blockading one of the biggest borders between the UK and France this weekend.

The protest, which will take place in the British port town of Dover, is taking place to highlight the financial burdens being placed onto truck drivers by illegal immigrants hiding in their vehicles as they attempt to enter the UK.

According to the protest’s organisers, who have set up a Facebook page called, “Support the Calais to Dover Truckers,” drivers can be fined up to £2,000 if illegal immigrants are found in their vehicles, regardless of whether the driver was involved.

The group, which has more than 2,000 likes on Facebook, says that their campaign is “in support for truckers who are under constant attack from illegal immigrants and are being fined for their [sic] illegal entry into Britain.”

They have also listed a wide variety of reasons behind the protest, ranging from the threat from ISIS, the Ebola outbreak and to stop the entry of “rapists” and “child molesters”.

The group is also pushing the slogan: “Enough is Enough: Support our Truckers, Secure our Borders”.

While there is no explicit link to other political or activist groups, the campaign has attracted many associated with Britain’s far right political parties, including the English Defence League (EDL) and British National Party (BNP).

The Islamic State-branded merchandise still being sold on Amazon and Facebook

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What’s next? Swastika baseball caps and bats? Really, what’s the difference?

What is appalling is how many counter-jihad posts and news stories, and Islamic Jew-hatred calls for annihilation, Facebook will censor, but selling annihilationist jihad-wear is sanctioned. The norming of jihad.

This is cultural jihad.

Looks like Monika Bickert, Facebook Speech Czar, has been bought and paid for by her Islamic supremacist overlords (read more on that here).

“ISIS-branded merchandise sold on Amazon, Facebook,” World Net Daily, September 19, 2014

The quality of our clothing are either organic or 100% cotton’

Despite Facebook’s claims that a cluster of pages peddling ISIS goods would be taken down, recent searches show many pages containing merchandise with the terrorist group’s symbols still remain on the most popular social-media site in the world.

“At Facebook, we have rules that bar direct statements of hate, attacks on private individuals and groups, and the promotion of terrorism,” said Facebook spokesman Israel Hernandez in June. “We have a team of professional investigators both here in the U.S. and abroad who enforce these rules. Where hateful content is posted and reported, Facebook removes it and disables accounts of those responsible.”

The items offered for sale include baseball caps, clothing and jewelry – many bearing the familiar black flag associated with the terrorist group and its slogan, “Baqiyah.”

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One of the Facebook pages is run by a jihadi sympathizer based in Toulouse, France. He posts pro-ISIS messages on his “Baqiyah Création” page and advertises “high-quality” products made for “true believers,” according to MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor.

Dave Gaubatz, author of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” contends Facebook and other social media sites have a responsibility to shut down the forums used to market radical Islam and mobilize Islamic youth.

“I am a defender of the U.S. Constitution but the Constitution was not designed for enemies of America,” said Gaubatz, a former U.S. Air Force investigator.

“We must stop jihad online because these groups target our children through social media,” he told Fox News.

Many of the websites selling ISIS merchandise are based in Indonesia, where there is growing support for the extremist group. The gear bears slogans like “Mujahideen Around the World United We Stand,” “Fight for Freedom Till The Last Drop of Blood” and “We Stand for ISIS.”

An Indonesian vendor who runs the “Al-Faruq Islamic Store” sells his products through Facebook and eBay. The store’s Facebook banner advertises: “We sell Islamic Flags, Badges, Headbands and other stuff.”

Another vendor named Zirah Moslem now uses Twitter to sell his products from Indonesia after his Facebook page and website were shut down in June of this year, reports MEMRI.

“ISIS is more than likely not producing shirts but indirectly they are benefiting from it,” Scotty Neil, a former Green Beret who founded Operator, a clothing company geared toward special ops soldiers, told Fox News. “I don’t think that T-shirt company X is sending the Islamic State funds, but people wearing these shirts are making an outward statement and that often starts a dialogue and debate that furthers their message.”

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Despite Facebook’s claims that a cluster of pages peddling ISIS goods would be taken down, recent searches show many pages containing merchandise with the terrorist group’s symbols still remain on the most popular social-media site in the world.

“At Facebook, we have rules that bar direct statements of hate, attacks on private individuals and groups, and the promotion of terrorism,” said Facebook spokesman Israel Hernandez in June. “We have a team of professional investigators both here in the U.S. and abroad who enforce these rules. Where hateful content is posted and reported, Facebook removes it and disables accounts of those responsible.”

The items offered for sale include baseball caps, clothing and jewelry – many bearing the familiar black flag associated with the terrorist group and its slogan, “Baqiyah.”

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One of the Facebook pages is run by a jihadi sympathizer based in Toulouse, France. He posts pro-ISIS messages on his “Baqiyah Création” page and advertises “high-quality” products made for “true believers,” according to MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor.

Dave Gaubatz, author of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” contends Facebook and other social media sites have a responsibility to shut down the forums used to market radical Islam and mobilize Islamic youth.

“I am a defender of the U.S. Constitution but the Constitution was not designed for enemies of America,” said Gaubatz, a former U.S. Air Force investigator.

“We must stop jihad online because these groups target our children through social media,” he told Fox News.

Many of the websites selling ISIS merchandise are based in Indonesia, where there is growing support for the extremist group. The gear bears slogans like “Mujahideen Around the World United We Stand,” “Fight for Freedom Till The Last Drop of Blood” and “We Stand for ISIS.”

An Indonesian vendor who runs the “Al-Faruq Islamic Store” sells his products through Facebook and eBay. The store’s Facebook banner advertises: “We sell Islamic Flags, Badges, Headbands and other stuff.”

Another vendor named Zirah Moslem now uses Twitter to sell his products from Indonesia after his Facebook page and website were shut down in June of this year, reports MEMRI.

“ISIS is more than likely not producing shirts but indirectly they are benefiting from it,” Scotty Neil, a former Green Beret who founded Operator, a clothing company geared toward special ops soldiers, told Fox News. “I don’t think that T-shirt company X is sending the Islamic State funds, but people wearing these shirts are making an outward statement and that often starts a dialogue and debate that furthers their message.”

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ISIS merchandise has also appeared on Amazon.com through various third-party Indonesian vendors using names such as ISIS Cap or Khilafahstuff. Khilafahstuff offers flags and caps in large quantities and offers shipping to anywhere in the world. “All our products are made with professional materials, the quality of our clothing are either organic or 100% cotton, pure quality Allah be blessed,” boasts the page. The store also sells al-Qaida-related merchandise such as flags and caps.

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IMMIGRANTS USING FACEBOOK TO FIND ILLEGAL BORDER

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Social media itself is feeding the increase in illegal crossing attempts..

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The world’s leading social network isn’t just for connecting with your friends and family anymore — users in Central America seeking to cross into the U.S. illegally can now add smugglers and co-conspirators to the list.

“Coyotes,” as they’re often called, are now using Facebook to connect with potential clients online, according to Reuters, and those interested in making the journey have begun crowdsourcing information from the network to find smugglers and ideal crossing locations. (RELATED: New Polls: Obama Losing, GOP Gaining, On Immigration)

Social media itself is feeding the increase in illegal crossing attempts, according to U.S. officials. Those who complete the crossing can now connect with their friends and family back home online, and let them know of their success and offer advice for making it through. (RELATED: Doctor Says Illegal Immigration’s Causing ‘Public Health Crisis’)

“Social media now enables families and young people to learn from those in the U.S. that ‘this coyote delivers … I went, and I’m up here. The guy around the corner, he’s the one who got me here,’” an unnamed U.S. official in Washington said in the report.

One high-tech smuggler reported using smartphone GPS to coordinate networks of smartphone-carrying helpers, all of whom can be location-tracked in real-time as they move clients from place to place. The smuggler encouraged clients to stop into Internet cafes along the way to update their progress.

Countries including Honduras are reportedly aware of the increased use of the tactic, and law enforcement agencies have begun monitoring social media for coyotes, and targeting them as opposed to users actively seeking help crossing the border.

Honduran police have reported instances of entire smuggling negotiations occurring via Facebook. (RELATED: Honduran Community Leader Begs Obama: Don’t Give Money To Our Government)

“The objective is to look for the coyotes, the “polleros,” not to look for the people migrating,” Honduras’ national police head Ramon Sabillon said in the report. “The social networks are just one more tool for us.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/06/immigrants-using-facebook-to-find-illegal-border-crossings/#ixzz39dGKxfUY

Pakistani Muslim mob kills woman and two children over Facebook post

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Written by Allen West on July 30, 2014

We know about the Islamic persecution of Christians happening in the world — well, I presume we all know about it. In case you don’t, read this or this.

But my wife Angela brought to my attention another kind of religious persecution at the hands of Muslims — this time from Pakistan. According to a report from the UK Independent, ” a woman, a child and a baby have died in Pakistan during riots over an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post. Their home was one of several set on fire in the city of Gujranwala on Sunday and another woman miscarried during the violence.”

“The woman, her seven-year-old granddaughter and her baby sister died of suffocation, according to police officials. The victims were members of the Ahmadi religious sect, who identify with Islam but are widely regarded as heretics in Pakistan and face persecution. Ahmadis consider themselves Muslim but believe in a prophet after Mohammed, the self-proclaimed Ghulam Ahmad, who was born in 1835. He is not defined as a “law-giving” prophet but claimed to propagate the laws enunciated by Mohammed.”

“The sect is defined as non-Muslim in Pakistan and a law in 1984 made it illegal for Ahmadis for identify as Muslims or “pose as Muslims.” They are banned from using Muslim greetings, saying Muslim prayers or referring to their places of worship as a mosque. Salim ud Din, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, said it was the worst attack on the community since simultaneous attacks on Ahmadi places of worship killed 86 Ahmadis four years ago in Lahore.”

If there is any way I can make a comparison in America, it would be like Christians attacking and making laws against Seventh-Day Adventists or the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church).

The Independent reports “the episode began based upon rumors spreading that a young Ahmadi man, identified as Saqib, shared a blasphemous picture on Facebook, Pakistan Today reported. It allegedly included the Kaaba — the cuboid building at the centre of the Grand Mosque in Mecca that Muslims face in prayer – and contained nudity. A mob reportedly gathered outside Saqib’s house and started protesting. When they moved to a doctor’s house where Ahmadis were thought to be hiding, someone inside reportedly shot at the mob and injured the man who had started the Facebook rumor. The group then set five Ahmadi houses on fire, killing the woman and children and injuring several others.”

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws carry a potential death sentence for anyone accused of insulting Islam, although they also cover all religions and places of worship. However, in this case it seems Muslim mob violence carries the day and isn’t interrupted by the local police. Mr. Salim ud Din stated, “Police were there but just watching the burning. They didn’t do anything to stop the mob. First they looted their homes and shops and then they burnt the homes.”

Accusations of blasphemy are rocketing in Pakistan, from one in 2011 to at least 68 last year, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. About 100 people have been accused of blasphemy so far this year. I think America went through this stage long ago during the Salem witch trials, and I’m quite sure now, as then, many of the accusations had everything to do with vendettas and little to do with faith.

We may be in the 21st Century but many still live back in the 7th Century. At least we have the 21st Century technology to bring awareness of these egregious actions worldwide. The question is whether or not the civilized world will do anything about it.

Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2014/07/pakistani-muslim-mob-kills-woman-two-children-facebook-post/#EOcfXm7jQBGZ5Qbp.99