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SAINT LOUIS - Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who sparked weeks of unrest after he shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, have raised so much money to support him that they had to open a second online fundraiser.
On the fundraising website GoFundMe, supporters needed just seventeen days to raise more than $420,000 for the officer, portrayed as either a hero or a monster in many of the reports and conversations around the country about Ferguson.
But a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the voice of black America is calling out the popular fundraising site for profiting off Wilson’s fundraisers, saying the site is financially exploiting racial intolerance and murder…
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Ruling allows Beijing to still control nomination process for city’s top leader
The Washington Free Beacon
China’s legislature on Sunday denied fully democratic elections to Hong Kong in a move that could spark mass protests in the city’s streets.
The National People’s Congress Standing Committee ruled that nominees for Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017 would still have to obtain approval from 50 percent of a mostly pro-Beijing committee. The financial center’s pro-democracy movement had pushed for minimal involvement from China in both the nomination and election process.
One pro-democracy legislator in Hong Kong told the New York Times that the city’s residents feel “betrayed.”…
…Ellen Bork, director of democracy and human rights for the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), previously told the Washington Free Beacon that the United States and other Western democracies should speak out in support of fully democratic elections in Hong Kong.
“The question is whether the real democracies are willing to stand up for Hong Kong’s people who have repeatedly and overwhelmingly showed they want to choose their own leaders, not be governed by Beijing’s proxies,” she said…
The complete article is at The Washington Free Beacon.
British Muslim activist Anjam Choudary appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday morning, and while host Brian Stelter seemed as if he was working hard to give the cleric a fair shake, the veteran journalist couldn’t help but get exasperated as Choudary steadfastly defended his radical Islamic ideology — and joked about 9/11.
Besides saying that he thought he won his epic shouting match with Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier in the week, Choudary refused to condemn the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State.
Middle Eastern Muslims don’t see any difference between Western military members and civilians “because the general populace of America have re-voted for people like [President Barack] Obama and [former President George W.] Bush, who continue their policy of tyranny in the area,” Choudary claimed…
…“I believe that Sharia is the best way of life, and one day it will come to America.”…
…Later, Stelter confronted Choudary about what the cleric had done during the show’s sound check…
The entire article, with video, is at The Blaze.
Related: CNN host stunned when radical Muslim cleric makes 9/11 joke during soundcheck
…Choudary replied that despite the fact that there is no independent media in Syria or Iran, that does not mean that there can’t be an independent media in an Islamic state. He then contended that there is no such thing as “radical” Islam.
“There is no such thing as a radical or moderate form of Islam,” he said. “You know, a woman is either pregnant or not pregnant. If you abide by Islam, and you follow what is in the Koran and the traditions of the prophet — then, quite frankly, you’d never find anything that I say which does not have Islamic basis.”…
Update: Dozens of Yazidi women ‘sold into marriage’ by ISIS: NGO
Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq have been taken to Syria, forced to convert and sold into marriage to militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based NGO, said it had confirmed that at least 27 Yazidi women had been sold for around $1,000 each to IS fighters.
The group said it was aware that some 300 Yazidi women had been kidnapped and transported to Syria by the jihadists, but it had so far documented the sale into marriage of 27…
29 Aug 2014
Filmmaker and author of “America: Imagine a World without Her,” Dinesh D’Souza said that recent rise of ISIS and aggression by Russia prove his point that a world without American influence is dangerous. “When I came up with the subtitle for the book and the film, which is ‘America: Imagine a World without Her’ I truly meant it as a hypothetical … let’s imagine, let’s envision what the world might look like if American influence begins to be diminished, begins to be subtracted. Well, gee, we don’t actually have to imagine because that’s what Obama’s doing” he stated.
And “when American leadership subsides, this [the current state of foreign affairs] is kind of what we have to learn to expect.”
D’Souza also criticized the media for failing to hold Obama accountable for his foreign policy failures, declaring “in this country the media, the mainline media has not been holding Obama accountable, the guy has actually been on a six year honeymoon,” adding that “there is a desperate desire on the part of many in the media that this first African-American president not fail.”
Listen to the audio at Breitbart TV
On Friday I appeared on Michael Graham’s radio show to discuss, among other things, the appalling revelations from Rotherham, a drab town in South Yorkshire in which over the course of a decade and a half some 1,400 girls (as young as 11) were “groomed”, drugged, raped, traded and, occasionally, doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight. All the while, the entire apparatus of the state, from the political class to the police to the “child protection” agencies, looked the other way – for fear of appearing “racist” or “Islamophobic”. The BBC describes the predators’ actions as “brazen“, which it certainly was. They would turn up at children’s homes, select the ones they wanted, and drive off with them:
The carer, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed staff were reluctant to intervene in some cases for fear of being classed as “racist”.
So the individuals who presided over this regime destroyed the lives of 1,400 people in their care, and have paid no price for it. Indeed, some have been promoted, and put in charge of even more children: Sonia Sharp, who was head of child services in Rotherham, is now in an equivalent position Down Under for the entire state of Victoria.
Meantime, the fear of being perceived as “racist” prevails even in the news stories about how terrible it is that nobody did anything. As James Delingpole explains, if you have to get specific about the perpetrators, the preferred euphemism is “Asian”, a word that in Fleet Street doesn’t mean Chinese or oriental but persons deriving from the Indian sub-continent. This is, apart from anything else, grossly unfair to Hindus. The men who raped and tortured these girls were, in Rotherham as elsewhere, mostly Muslims of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin. And their victims were not.
And the queasy reluctance among the fearless knights of the media to state the truth anywhere north of the 20th paragraph helps explain why this happened, and why it will happen again…
The article continues at Steyn Online.
Related: Rotherham abuse scandal: Authorities’ decisions to take away babies born to abused girls caused yet more suffering
Many babies born to victims of the grooming and sexual exploitation in Rotherham documented in a damning report have been taken away from their mothers, causing them further trauma.
Sarah Champion, the town’s MP, said some of the children, often born to teenage girls with little means to support them, will never again be seen by the abuse victims…