11 Apr 2017
Former President Barack Obama plans to speak at a forum in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel to share their ideas about global responsibility in an increasingly inter-connected planet.
The topic of discussion will be ”Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally” at a forum sponsored by the German Protestant Kirchentag and the Obama Foundation to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
“The churches form a global civil society network of over two billion Christians. Together, as people of faith, we live from the firm hope for a better world,” said Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, a theology professor who is helping coordinate the conference.
The event will take place at the Brandenburg Gate, not far from Obama’s first major international speech in Europe as he campaigned for president in 2008.
During that speech, Obama noted that “the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together.”
“I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen – a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world,” he said as he opened his speech.
Guilty of “the transgression of homosexuality.”
APRIL 2, 2017
The Islamic State organization recently published pictures of the “sentencing” of a man suspected of homosexuality.
The organization’s headquarters in Iraq’s Nineveh district said in a statement that it carried out the provisions of Shariah Islamic law against men who are guilty of “the transgression of homosexuality.”
In the pictures (see above and below), an IS gunman is seen reading out the “indictment” to a crowd of bystanders and IS activists, after which a “defendant” was thrown to his death from a nearby rooftop.
Nineveh is the district in which the battle of Mosul is taking place, pitting IS forces against the Iraqi army and troops of the US-led international coalition.
The man’s “crime” was likely committed in the city where IS is fighting to keep its foothold in the wake of six months of bloody fighting.
However, IS’ propaganda organ insists on showing that it is unfazed by the offensive, and remains committed to spreading Sharia and Islamic rule.
Simultaneously, IS disseminated pictures of the organization’s mosques and charity unit in action in the southern Syrian town of Sahmam Aliawlan, showing the activists handing out religious material, giving lessons in local mosques and renovating houses of worship.
From the city of Raqqa, where IS also struggles to fend off a US- and Russian-backed Kurdish offensive, the organization published pictures of day-to-day commercial activity. However, unlike similar campaigns in the past, the pictures did not include a plethora of patrons.
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Susan Rice, the former National Security Advisor under President Obama, seemed uncomfortable when asked if she would be willing to testify before Congress about her role in “unmasking” the Trump team from recorded surveillance.
“Rand Paul is suggesting that you be subpoenaed to testify. Would you be willing to go to Capitol Hill?” MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked on Tuesday.
Rice squirmed a little before responding.
“You know, Andrea, let’s, let’s… see what comes. Umm, I’m not going, ahh, you know, sit here and prejudge, but what I will say is that the investigations that are underway as to the Russian involvement in our electoral process are very important and they’re very serious,” she said while stuttering a bit. “Every American ought to have an interest in those investigations going wherever the evidence indicates they should.”
And as Infowars reported earlier, a body language expert said Rice was clearly being deceptive during a related PBS interview when she claimed to have no knowledge of the surveillance.
While serving as National Security Advisor, Rice wanted to “unmask” the identities of Trump’s transition team officials whose conversations with foreign officials were “incidentally” collected by US intelligence, according to a bombshell report by citizen-journalist Mike Cernovich.
“The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests,” he reported. “The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.”
Typically the names of American citizens in contact with targeted foreign officials are blacked out in intelligence reports if they’re not subject to the related surveillance warrants, not to mention other legal reasons based on Fourth Amendment protections.
As such, the “unmasking” of Trump officials was politically-motivated, and former President Obama made policy changes throughout his presidency to turn “incidental collection” into de facto surveillance of U.S. citizens without valid warrants.
“As his presidency drew to a close, Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, taking advantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats,” reported Circa. “Among those cleared to request and consume unmasked NSA-based intelligence reports about U.S. citizens were Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, his CIA Director John Brennan and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.”
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Mic and its hard-left allies are thrilled by this, but in reality it is a stunning indictment of Stanford University and further indication of how our nation’s universities are no longer centers for intellectual exploration, but only radioactive deserts of leftist recruitment and indoctrination. If Ziad Ahmed, with exactly the same grades and other records, had worked for Donald Trump and gotten his picture taken with him, and had written #BlueLivesMatter in support of the police on his Stanford application, would he have gotten in? Of course not.
No rational person can succeed in so toxic a marketplace.
The age of evil.
“Meet the Muslim teen who repeated #BlackLivesMatter on his Stanford application and got in,” by Sarah A. Harvard, Mic, April 3, 2017:
When Ziad Ahmed was asked “What matters to you, and why?” on his Stanford University application, only one thing came to mind: #BlackLivesMatter.
So for his answer, Ahmed — who is a senior at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey — wrote #BlackLivesMatter exactly 100 times. The risky decision paid off. On Friday, Ahmed received his acceptance letter from Stanford.
“I was actually stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted,” Ahmed said in an email. “I didn’t think I would get admitted to Stanford at all, but it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability.”
On Saturday, Ahmed posted his answer and acceptance letter on Twitter with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. The tweet now has over 700 retweets and over 2,000 likes. It has also been retweeted by members of Campaign Zero, a police reform campaign, and some of its founders, Brittany Packnett and Samuel Sinyangwe.
“My unapologetic progressivism is a central part of my identity, and I wanted that to be represented adequately in my application,” Ahmed said.
Ahmed said his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice is intertwined. He believes he wouldn’t be practicing his religion correctly if he turned a blind eye to the injustices the black community faces on a daily basis.
“To me, to be Muslim is to be a BLM ally, and I honestly can’t imagine it being any other way for me,” Ahmed said. “Furthermore, it’s critical to realize that one-fourth to one-third of the Muslim community in America are black … and to separate justice for Muslims from justices for the black community is to erase the realities of the plurality of our community.”…
Perhaps it’s no surprise, though, that Stanford wanted Ahmed among its class of 2021. The Bangladeshi-American teen has already been making impressive waves in his activism work. At just 18 years old, Ahmed has already been invited to the White House Iftar dinner and recognized as an Muslim-American change-maker under the Obama administration.In 2016, he interned and worked for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign after leading Martin O’Malley’s youth presidential campaign. In November 2015, Ahmed gave a TedxTalk in Panama City, Panama, discussing the perils and impact of stereotypes as a young Muslim teen.
He serves as the founder and president of Redefy, a teen organization of about 300 students around the world working collaboratively to defy stereotypes, and co-founded his own youth-centered consulting firm called JÜV Consulting.
Ahmed has an entrepreneurial spirit and often times that requires taking a lot of risks. It’s why he answered the essay question with a simple statement on behalf of black lives — because he wanted to attend a university that would empower and further his activism rather than stand in the way….
But one thing Ahmed is sure about is the reason he purposefully didn’t further explain the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.
“The insistence on an explanation is inherently dehumanizing,” Ahmed said. “Black lives have been explicitly and implicitly told they don’t matter for centuries, and as a society — it is our responsibility to scream that black lives matter because it is not to say that all lives do not matter, but it is to say that black lives have been attacked for so long, and that we must empower through language, perspective, and action.”…