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muslim campsMuslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’

This year, the Next Wave Muslim Initiative, which Eldadah helped found, rented the Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda for the week of camp.

“You think this age group is young,” she said, taking the stage at the end of the leadership skit featuring the Trump character. “But [they’re] also very mature, thoughtful children.”

Fasting during the daytime hours of Ramadan is one of the core religious obligations of observant Muslims, and is meant to foster a greater connection to God. The practice typically starts around puberty. For many preteens and teens, it serves as an informal rite of passage into Muslim adulthood around the same time that Jewish kids are having bar or bat mitzvahs and some Christian kids are receiving their first Communion.

Grooming and indoctrination.

dhaka-isis-story_647_070616042825ISIS warning: What happened in Dhaka was a glimpse, won’t stop till there’s sharia around the world

Islamic State has warned of repeated attacks in Bangladesh and beyond until rule by sharia, Islamic law, is established, saying in a video last week’s killing of 20 people in a Dhaka cafe was merely a glimpse of what is to come.

“What you witnessed in Bangladesh … was a glimpse. This will repeat, repeat and repeat until you lose and we win and the sharia is established throughout the world,” said a man identified as Bangladeshi fighter Abu Issa al-Bengali, in the video monitored by SITE intelligence site.

Bangladesh has rejected the Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the Friday attack and blamed it on a domestic militant group.

comeyFor Any ‘Reasonable’ Prosecutor, Damage to National Security Would Outweigh ‘Extremely Careless’ Hillary’s (Largely Irrelevant) Intent

Director Comey contends that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case due to the former Secretary of State’s purportedly benign intent. In point of fact, her intent – besides being very far from benign – is largely irrelevant: the criminal statute at issue, Section 793(f) of the federal penal code, merely requires proof that the defendant was grossly negligent – or, as Comey put it “extremely careless.” But more importantly, a reasonable prosecutor considering charges would not myopically obsess over Clinton’s state of mind. Far more weighty in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion would be two factors Comey did not cite at all in his presentation: (a) Congress’s purpose in criminalizing the grossly negligent mishandling of classified information, and (b) the harm actually done to the United States which, viewed from the perspective of the intelligence community underwritten by 50 billion American taxpayer dollars annually, was surely immense.

Sweden-refugees-welcomeSurvey: Canadians regretting Muslim refugees, believe mainstream Islam promotes violence

According to a new government survey to be released this week, the majority of those surveyed indicated their belief that Muslim immigrants hold “fundamentally different values” (including on the issue of women’s rights) and that “mainstream Islam promotes violence”. Attitudes of participants are already being dismissed as “Islamophobic”.

The Toronto Star titled their account of the story: “Ontario facing ‘epidemic of Islamophobia’ survey finds”. The article did not discuss possible reasons for the attitude of Ontarians, which just may be based on real occurrences with real victims. Some examples: i) Sweden has now become the rape capital of the world; ii) a thousand women were sexually assaulted in Germany as the migrant rape crisis worsens; iii) the 70,000 crimes committed or attempted by migrants in Germany, iv) the declaration by the Islamic State that they have infiltrated the refugees and will continue to do so.

UAH_LT_1979_thru_June_2016_v6-1-550x318‘Rapid cooling’ underway: Big Drop In Earth’s June Temperatures According To Satellites

Second largest 2-month drop in global average satellite temperatures.
Largest 2-month drop in tropical average satellite temperatures.

Not So Fast! Federal meteorologists say America’s warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June.

A child reads "It's Ramadan, Curious George" in New York on July 5, 2016. After celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah, George, a comics cult figure with children in the US, celebrates Ramadan in the May 2016 book that explains to children the cultural aspects of the holy month of Ramadan which ends this week. The book, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt House, was written by Hena Khan, an US writer of Pakistani origin. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas URBAIN

Children’s character Curious George observes Ramadan

The beloved American children’s book character Curious George is breaking fast for Ramadan this year — with chocolate-covered bananas, of course.

The just-released children’s book “It’s Ramadan, Curious George” celebrates the Muslim holiday, teaching kids about the sacred month.

US author Hena Khan “wanted to focus on the celebratory aspects” of Ramadan, so George attends family gatherings and accompanies his friend Kareem to a mosque to put together charity baskets, she told AFP.

A writer of Pakistani origin from Rockville, Maryland, Khan has already written two children’s books about Islam, “but there’s something different about having Curious George, a mainstream, well-known, iconic character recognize your tradition and make you feel included.”

kim-jong-unNorth Korea says US sanctions on Kim Jong Un are ‘declaration of war’

The move by the US was described as “the worst hostile act” against the country in a statement issued by Pyongyang’s foreign ministry carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

The US Treasury Department imposed the sanctions on the North Korean leader and 10 other senior officials on Wednesday. They are set to affect property and other assets within US jurisdiction.

It was the first time that North Korean officials have been blacklisted by the US over human rights violations.

IranEMPIran could be targeting America’s electrical grid with EMP weapon

t sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie, a bomb with an electromagnetic pulse that can take out all the lights in Los Angeles without collateral damage. It might sound like Hollywood, but this could be our reality if Iran attacks our electrical grid like they have laid out in “Passive Defense,” a secret Iranian military document.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) shared information about Iran’s potential electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack as it is described in “Passive Defense,” with Circa. And right now Franks thinks an EMP attack is “the most dangerous short-term national security threat that we face.”

google laptopGoogle reveals plans to put ‘eyes in machines’ as digital surveillance fears reach boiling point

The tech giant has just revealed plans to purchase a French firm called Moodstocks which builds software capable of working out what’s happening in a photo – a trick called image recognition.

This buyout is likely to conclude within weeks, although it’s not known exactly how much Google paid to buy the company.

“Ever since we started Moodstocks, our dream has been to give eyes to machines by turning cameras into smart sensors able to make sense of their surroundings,” the French firm wrote.

Google said it would use this system to help identity pictures so they can be easily found through a search engine.‘We are not crybabies’: Mizzou leaders whitewash race protests in skit for freshmen

Freshman orientation leaders at the University of Missouri have a tough job on their hands.

With new enrollment plummeting and existing students leaving the university in unprecedented numbers in the wake of last fall’s student race protests, there is pressure to register as many freshmen as possible.

Mizzou’s “Summer Welcome” leaders have apparently decided the best way to convince accepted students to enroll is to bombard them with talking points and politically correct vocabulary about what happened last fall – and what is likely to happen daily on the protest-happy campus.