Majority of Democrats–and an Increasing Percentage of Republicans–Support Sharia Criminalizing Free Speech

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This is the fight. This is where we make our stand.

The Democrats are the party of treason. So this is expected, but the Republicans must be taken to the woodshed on this.

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“THE HORROR: Majority of Democrats–and an Increasing Percentage of Republicans–Support Criminalizing Free Speech,” By Pundit, May 22, 2015 

John Sexton reports: A new poll shows that a majority of Democrats want to limit free speech with laws that would prohibit so-called “hate speech.”

The YouGov poll published Wednesday found that 51 percent of Democrats favor imposing legal limits on free speech while just 26 percent of Democrats oppose the idea…(more)

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A clear example of this desire to limit speech can be found in the New York Times editorial

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board’s reaction to the attack in Garland. In a piece titled, “Free Speech vs. Hate Speech,” the Times criticizes Pam Geller, the organizer of the cartoon contest and the intended victim of the attack. Speaking of Geller, the Times wrote, “she achieved her provocative goal in Garland — the event was attacked by two Muslims.” 

The Times goes on to argue that no amount of violence—not the Charlie Hebdo attacks, not the theatrical brutality of ISIS, not even 9/11—can justify “provocations” (i.e. cartoons) of Islam. This is the severely limited view of the 1st amendment the left-leaning NYT has already embraced. 

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In contrast, the opposing view, held by most Republicans and independents according to this YouGov poll, is probably best exemplified by a piece Eugene Volokh published at the Washington Post: 

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I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop

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and hate speech begin?” But there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever exactly that might mean) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas. One is as free to condemn Islam — or Muslims, or Jews, or blacks, or whites, or illegal aliens, or native-born citizens — as one is to condemn capitalism or Socialism or Democrats or Republicans….(read more at Washington Post) – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/05/majority-of-democrats-and-an-increasing-percentage-of-republicans-support-sharia-criminalizing-free-speech.html/#sthash.v0JIr5P2.dpuf

Libya: Islamic Cleric Justifies Beheadings and Body Mutilation “to Strike Terror in the Heart” of the Enemy

Once again, another cleric explaining how jihad, beheadings, slaughter, etc., is pure Islam. They tell us, but we do not hear.

“Libyan Cleric Justifies Beheadings and Body Mutilation ‘to Strike Terror in the Heart’ of the Enemy,” MEMRI, May 21, 2015 

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Libya: Islamic Cleric Justifies Beheadings and Body Mutilation “to Strike Terror in the Heart” of the Enemy

Once again, another cleric explaining how jihad, beheadings, slaughter, etc., is pure Islam. They tell us, but we do not hear.

“Libyan Cleric Justifies Beheadings and Body Mutilation ‘to Strike Terror in the Heart’ of the Enemy,” MEMRI, May 21, 2015

In a May 16 interview with Al-Tanasuh TV, Libyan Cleric Muhammad Bouajila, a member of the Libyan Ulema Association, explained that in principle, beheadings and body mutilation are prohibited, but are allowed under certain circumstances “especially if this serves to strike terror in the heart” of the enemy. Sheik Bouajila further commented that Muslims should fight non-Muslims who refuse to convert to Islam or pay the jizya poll tax. Al-Tanasuh TV is owned by Sadiq Al-Ghariani, Mufti of Libya who is associated with the Libya Dawn forces. 

Libya: Islamic Cleric Justifies Beheadings and Body Mutilation “to Strike Terror in the Heart” of the Enemy – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/05/islamic-cleric-beheadings.html/#sthash.q04iEoBY.dpuf

WHAT IS CAUSING THE STRANGE TRUMPET SOUNDS IN THE SKY ALL OVER THE WORLD?

All over the globe, people are recording extremely loud sounds coming from the sky

by MICHAEL SNYDER | END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM | MAY 22, 2015

All over the globe, people are recording extremely loud sounds coming from the sky.

In many instances, these ominous noises sound like someone is blowing a trumpet.

So what are we supposed to make of these “apocalyptic” sounds? Should we be concerned? Well, what we do know is that this is truly a global phenomenon. In addition to being heard at locations all over the United States and Canada, these sounds have also been recorded in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, England, Costa Rica, Ukraine and France. If you go to YouTube and type in “strange sounds”, you will literally get hundreds of results from all over the planet. Of course there are many scientists that insist that there must be a “rational explanation” for these strange sounds. Some theories have suggested fracking, “rock bursts”, venting of high-pressure gas, atmospheric pressure or the natural “background noise” of our planet as the causes of these sounds, but so far none of those theories have been proven. But two things seem certain – these noises sure are creepy, and they just keep on happening.
And this phenomenon is now really starting to get a whole lot of attention. Just within the last month, there have been headlines about it in major new sources all over the planet. For instance, the following is a brief excerpt about this phenomenon from an article in the New York Post…

Video clips from around the world have captured an evil-sounding ‘trumpet’ noise coming from the sky — but no one can explain exactly what it is.

A number of people have filmed the bizarre sound over the past 10 years with the latest coming from Germany.
Video of this most recent incident that happened in Germany is posted below. What do you think could possibly be making this noise?…

As I discussed above, similar sounds have been recorded all over the globe in recent years. Very quickly, let me share four examples with you.
This first one comes from British Columbia, Canada…

This next one was recorded in Allen, Texas…

Personally, I have no idea what is causing these sounds. But so many people around the world are experiencing them that it seems to rule out a hoax.

So how can we explain them?

The following theories were put forward by the Daily Mail…

Tectonic plates grinding – Tectonic plates are pieces of the Earth’s crust and uppermost mantle, together referred to as the lithosphere. The plates are around 100 km (62 mi) thick and consist of two principal types of material: oceanic crust (also called sima from silicon and magnesium) and continental crust (sial from silicon and aluminium).

Atmospheric pressure – Atmospheric pressure is defined as the force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of the air above that surface.

Trains shunting – Self explanatory – noise comes from trains in reaction to the track and overhead wires.

Construction – Building works, especially if going on at the same time across a specific area, can led to similar sounds.

Aliens – Can this be an alien lifeform in the sky, perhaps scouring out Earth?

HAARP weapon – Rumours persist that the U.S. government uses secret weapons in the sky for defence and weather modifying, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). This wouldn’t explain the sounds in other countries however…

The Apocalypse and the Seven Trumpets of Heaven – Seven trumpets are sounded, one at a time, to cue apocalyptic events that were seen in the vision of the Revelation of Christ Jesus, by John of Patmos. Somewhat more worrying as it would signal the end of the world…
The scientists at NASA have a different explanation. What they think is being heard is simply the natural background noise that our planet is constantly producing…

According to NASA, it could be the earth’s ‘background noise’.

A statement from the agency said: ‘If humans had radio antennas instead of ears, we would hear a remarkable symphony of strange noises coming from our own planet. Scientists call them “tweeks,” “whistlers” and “sferics.”

‘They sound like background music from a flamboyant science fiction film, but this is not science fiction. Earth’s natural radio emissions are real and, although we’re mostly unaware of them, they are around us all the time.’
To me, that explanation by NASA doesn’t really ring true, but I don’t have a really good explanation either.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that you know what is causing these strange sounds?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

Osama Bin Laden’s Porn Collection Revealed

BY DAN JOSEPH

U.S. intelligence has released several documents that were recovered from Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout prior to his death at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals in 2011.

Included in the findings, the office of the director of national intelligence James Clapper confirmed for the first time, were “some pornographic material” of Bin Laden’s recovered in his personal effects.

Despite this, the government refuses to release the details of Bin Laden’s pornography collection, saying they will not release the material due to the “nature of its contents.”

Fair enough. But, we at MRCTV are committed to providing our readers with the facts, no matter how offensive they may be.

So, based on our knowledge of Bin Laden and our purely circumstantial evidence, we would now like to show images that we assume are very similar to those found in UBL’s porn stash.

WARNING: SOME MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING IMAGES OFFENSIVE.

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Of course, in the Internet Age, this type of pornographic filth is incredibly accessible and MRCTV has also found evidence of Bin Laden’s massive collection of pornographic movies:

I’m sorry you had to watch that, everyone. But I remind you, we at MRCTV don’t make the news, we just report it. Well, at least 90% of the time.

‘Weaponizing Vulnerabilities': New Snowden Doc Reveals Spy Agencies Targeted Smartphones

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Find new ways to exploit smartphone technology for spying operations

by RINF | May 21, 2015

The ‘Five Eyes’ alliance exploited weaknesses in popular browser and planned to hijack links to app stores to implant spyware on mobile phones, new documents show

(Common Dreams) – The intelligence alliance known as Five Eyes—comprising the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia—exploited security weaknesses in one of the world’s most popular browsers to obtain data about users and planned to use links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top secret National Security Agency (NSA) document published Wednesday has revealed.

According to the 2012 document, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published jointly by CBC News and The Intercept, the NSA and its international counterparts took part in a series of workshops between November 2011 and February 2012 to find new ways to exploit smartphone technology for spying operations.

The Intercept reports:

As part of a pilot project codenamed IRRITANT HORN, the agencies were developing a method to hack and hijack phone users’ connections to app stores so that they would be able to send malicious “implants” to targeted devices. The implants could then be used to collect data from the phones without their users noticing.

CBC continues:

The Five Eyes alliance targeted servers where smartphones get directed whenever users download or update an app from Google and Samsung stores.

…Ultimately, the spy agencies wanted to implant spyware on certain smartphones to take control of a person’s device or extract data from it, the document suggests.

The spy agencies also sought to match their targets’ smartphone devices to their online activities, using databases of emails, chats and browsing histories kept in the Five Eyes’ powerful XKeyScore tool to help build profiles on the people they were tracking.

The project emerged in part due to concerns about the possibility of “another Arab spring,” referring to the 2011 wave of revolutionary actions in Tunisia, Egypt, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa where several autocratic, Western-backed leaders were ousted.

“Respecting agreements not to spy on each others’ citizens, the spying partners focused their attention on servers in non-Five Eyes countries, the document suggests,” write CBC‘s Amber Hildebrandt and Dave Seglins. “The agencies targeted mobile app servers in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cuba, Morocco, the Bahamas and Russia.”

The spy agencies also began targeting UC Browser—a popular app in India and China with growing usage in North America—in late 2011 after learning that it had leaked information about its half-billion users.

According to the reporting, the operation was launched by a joint surveillance unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the Five Eyes nations.

The document frames the plan as a move for national security, with the agencies seeking to collect data or spy indefinitely on mobile phones of “suspected terrorists.” But they did so without alerting the public or the phone companies of the browser’s weaknesses, which “potentially put millions of users in danger of their data being accessed by other governments’ agencies, hackers or criminals,” Hildebrandt and Seglins write.

“Of course, the security agencies don’t [disclose the information],” Ron Deibert, executive director of digital rights group Citizen Lab, which identified security gaps in UC Browser and alerted the company to those issues in April, told CBC. “Instead, they harbor the vulnerability. They essentially weaponize it.”

ISIS fighters enter ruins of ancient Palmyra after taking full control of city – reports

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Islamic State militants have entered Syria’s historic city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, after gaining full control over the city, a monitoring group said Thursday. The extremists now control more than 50 percent of Syrian territory, it adds.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP that overnight IS seized most of the city, including an army intelligence outpost, a military airport and a prison.

“IS fighters are in all parts of Tadmur [Arabic name for Palmyra], including near the archaeological site,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

The militants confirmed on Twitter that they gained full control over the ancient city, Reuters reported.

READ MORE: ISIS near to total control of Syria’s ancient Palmyra – monitoring group

The remains of Palmyra, once one of the world’s key cultural hubs, stand in the middle of the desolate Tadmorean Desert in Syria.

The monitoring group says that this is the first time the jihadists have taken a large population center directly from Syrian pro-government forces. The group is already controlling wide areas in Syria’s north and east.

Many fear that after falling into jihadists’ hands, Palmyra would suffer a fate of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraq, which they devastated earlier this year.

Syrian state TV said pro-government fighters had withdrawn from the city.

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On Wednesday hundreds of statues were moved from the city to locations safe from IS militants, Syria’s Director of Antiquities Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters.

READ MORE: Jihadists smash Iraq’s 2,000-year-old statues to dust in new ISIS video

“Hundreds and hundreds of statues we were worried would be smashed and sold are all now in safe places,” Abdulkarim said. “The fear is for the museum and the large monuments that cannot be moved,” Abdulkarim added. “This is the entire world’s battle.”

Also on Wednesday the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) evacuated civilians from the area, state TV reported.

READ MORE: ISIS destroys third ancient city, Iraq presses for US-led coalition protection

UNESCO describes Palmyra as a city of “outstanding universal value,” an “oasis in the Syrian desert” northeast of Damascus.

“From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.”

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“The terrorist attack [by IS] on Palmyra is to take revenge on Syrian society and civilization,” Syria’s antiquities chief told Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

Abdulkarim earlier said that “If IS enters Palmyra, it will spell its destruction,” and if the ancient city falls, “it will be an international catastrophe.”

“It will be a repetition of the barbarism and savagery which we saw in Nimrud, Hatra and Mosul,” he added.

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In March, IS militants destroyed a historic Assyrian city of Nimrud, which dates back to the 13th century BC. The ancient site is near the IS-controlled city of Mosul in northern Iraq. UNESCO has slammed the destruction, calling it a ‘war crime.’

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‘War crime': ISIS bulldozes ancient Assyrian city in Iraq

The extremists also destroyed a museum in Iraqi city of Mosul, which they captured in June. The group posted video online showing militants destroying ancient statues and other artifacts, saying they are symbols of idolatry. Some of the objects date from the 7th century BC.

In February, the jihadists blew up the Mosul Public Library using homemade bombs. The previous month, the militants took all the books from the Central Library of Mosul, leaving only Islamic texts.