RAMZPAUL – Featured on The Unz Review: Paris Accords Scam

The Paris Accords was basically just a scam to transfer UStax money to Third World nations. It has NOTHING to do with climate change asthe two most populated countries China and India were exempt from carbonemission limits. In practical terms this was just another way to screw Americancompanies and force their relocation to China and India where they would faceno such restrictions.Goldman Sachs was upset because they had planned to manageand package this transfer of money as part of their continuing effort to lootAmerica.Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, claimed that they support the ParisAgreement and the fight against Climate change. And, yet, these hypocritescontinue to manufacture their iPhones in China which is exempt for suchrestrictions.

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By Brad Galloway

I spent years of my life as a leading member of a Canadian neo-Nazi organization. But then I became a husband and a father. The life Id chosen to live was dangerous, and I wanted out. Escape wasnt easy, but for me, it was vital.The cycle had to end. I didnt want to be responsible for carrying this weight into another generation, for teaching my kids views that I no longer really believed, and exposing them to several more years of violence and hate.

Theres a moment when the fuse just gives out. You can sense it. I ran on hateful energy for over a decade. For 13 years, I was entrenched in the far-right movement in Canada. I spent six of those years as a leader within the Canadian branch of Volksfront, an Oregon-based neo-Nazi movement with separatist leanings and links to organized crime. It is a decade of my life I need to atone for, but one I would love to readily forget. World events are such, however, that we former members need to step up to the plate and speak out.

This weekend was the one year anniversary of the tragic events in Charlottesville, when we were again reminded of the pain and recoil of a nation seemingly in conflict with itself and its history. Some may say there are fine people on both sides, but I tend to disagree. One of the main things that sticks out to me when I reflect on my time in the neo-Nazi movement is the sheer exhaustion of hate, of constantly monitoring members of the movement to ensure that they were living up to some manufactured ideal, and of constantly monitoring others and their behaviour for evidence that our grievances were legitimate. After years of this, your spirit is left drained.

This exhaustion is not exclusive to me. There are many within these movements whose hate is weighing on their psyches. They need resources, and they need support to disengage. They may be disillusioned, but they also dont have a family outside of the movement. We were utterly convinced that there was no life outside of the group, that we made a wrong turn somewhere in our past we made our bed, as the saying goes. Any other life seems impossible.

Today, there are groups like the Against Violent Extremism Network, a community of former extremists and survivors of extremist attacks, and Life After Hate, with its cadre of former extremists who counsel and support individuals who want to disengage. This is a step in the right direction. But many of us stay so long in these movements that we get married and build families. For me, it was this very thing, the terrifying thought that I was bequeathing hate onto my children, that saved me. Living this double life the happy home with my beautiful children and the slow realization that the tenets of the movement werent actually true versus the constant need to perform for the group was utterly exhausting.

Since leaving the movement, I have become increasingly involved in community engagement. Im trying my best to rebuild the resiliency I was once actively attempting to tear apart. I now educate mainstream communities about violent hate movements, I actively support and guide others out of the movements that have consumed their life, and I continue to mentor the newly disengaged about the struggles they are likely to experience. Involvement in these movements propels you into an isolated brotherhood you may lose your job, you may bring shame to your family, you will lose your old friends, and as the illusory nature of group bonding becomes readily apparent, you are left alone navigating your way back to society. This is when these individuals need a helping hand.

Luckily, Im not the only one there has developed over time a network of formers worldwide, all worried about societal divisions they are continuing to witness, and guilt-ridden that they played a part in bringing it about. A year after Charlottesville, individuals who gave their lives to these movements, and managed to find their way back out, can and will play an active role in breaking the ongoing cycle of hate in our communities.

Brad Galloway was a member of the Toronto skinhead movement and was later the national leader of Volksfront in British Columbia. Since leaving the movement, he has been studying criminology and criminal justice at the University of the Fraser Valley, working with the Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV), and is a regional co-ordinator with the Against Violent Extremism Network (AVE).

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Tommy Robinson recorded a video with a German Islamophobe – who was barred from the UK – as he sunned himself on a break in Tenerife while on bail.

The 35-year-old EDL founder said he was “enjoying” his time on the Canary Island with Lutz Bachmann, who heads up the far right group, Pegida.

Bachmann, 45, was barred from the UK earlier this year for his racist political views, which the Home Office claimed were ‘not in the interest of public good’.

In the clip , Robinson, who was bailed on August 1 after a successful appeal against a contempt of court conviction, thanked the German people for their support.

He said: “I am aware from the letters I receive and the people who send me emails that I had a lot of support coming out of Germany.

“From me to anyone in Germany, thank you for your support during what’s gone on.

“I’d like to say a personal thank you and would like to thank the opportunity to say a thank you to everyone in Germany and everyone who loves freedom across the free world.”

Robinson reportedly went on a no-expense-spared trip to a luxury resort in Tenerife, and spent his days lounging next to the pool, according to the Mail Online.

He told the Mail, Backmann came and spoke to him for a few moments, stressing no anti-Islamic views were expressed.

Bachmann, seen holding the camera, arrived in UK on Saturday, March 18 and had been due to make a speech at Hyde Park Corner in London.

But after at Stansted Airport, he was detained before being expelled from Britain the following morning.

His anti-Islamic group, Pegida – which stands for ‘Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the West’ – was founded in October 2014 and set up in protest against plans to establish 14 refugee centres in Dresden, Germany.

Earlier this year, Robinson was jailed for live-streaming outside an ongoing trial at Leeds Crown Court, before Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two others quashed a finding of contempt made against Robinson at Leeds Crown Court in May.

He had been sentenced to 13 months in jail, before launching his bid for freedom.

Lord Burnett, giving reasons for granting his appeal, said that once Robinson had removed the video from Facebook there was no longer sufficient urgency to justify immediate proceedings.

Lord Burnett said no particulars of the contempt were formulated or put to the appellant, and there was a muddle over the nature of the contempt being considered.

He added: Where a custodial term of considerable length is being imposed, it should not usually occur so quickly after the conduct which is complained of; a sentence of committal to immediate custody had been pronounced within five hours of the conduct taking place.

He is due to face a fresh hearing at the Old Bailey on September 4 to decide whether he criminally risked defendants right to a fair trial.

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Al Sharpton Says Trump Needs Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect …

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Al Sharptonwants someone to blastDonald Trumpwith a little ofAretha Franklin’s “Respect” … ’cause dude really needs it.

We got the reverend out in NYC Thursday and, of course, had to ask him about The Queen of Soul passing away several hours earlier. Al paid heavy tribute and went down memory lane when it came to her iconic performances.

But more than anything, Al says on the heels of Trump calling Omarosa a doghe, more than anyone else, should soak in the classic track. As we reported … Aretha diedThursday after a long battle with cancer.

She was 76. #RIP

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Although its considered an outdated concept, race is often used to refer to a group of people of common ancestry, distinguished by physical characteristics such as colour of skin, shape of eyes, hair texture and facial features and to designate social categories based on such characteristics. Whereas ethnicity is a concept that is perceived in terms of common culture, history, language or nationhood.

In 2011, approximately 52 percent of reported hate crimes in Canada were motivated by race or ethnicity.

Hate crimes against religious groups are often targeted against a communities or individuals on their perceived or misinterpreted religious attire or affiliation.

In 2011, approximately 25 percent of reported hate crimes in Canada were motivated by religion. Among religious hate crimes, 75 percent of incidents involved mischief, such as vandalism, graffiti or other destruction of property.

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Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts …

JERUSALEM Israel on Wednesday opened its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after closing it amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas.

The reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing came as Egypt was stepping up efforts to broker a lasting cease-fire. It was not clear if the move was part of a broader deal in the works.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the reopening of the crossing was “a clear message to residents of the Strip: Quiet pays and violence doesn’t pay.”

Kerem Shalom is the main commercial crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, and serves as the primary avenue for food, fuel, construction materials and aid to enter the beleaguered Palestinian territory. Israel and Egypt have imposed an economically crippling blockade on Gaza since Hamas seized control of the coastal territory from the internationally backed Palestinian Authority in 2007.

Israel says the blockade is needed to contain Hamas, a militant group that seeks its destruction. While the closure has devastated Gaza’s economy, it has failed to oust Hamas or loosen its grip on power.

In the past month, Israel and Hamas have engaged in three rounds of heavy fighting, with Hamas firing dozens of rockets into Israel and the Israeli military carrying out dozens of airstrikes in Gaza. The latest fighting ended a week ago.

Israel halted Gaza commercial imports last month, and terminated fuel shipments almost two weeks ago in response to incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza that have burned forest and farmland in southern Israel. Israel temporarily suspended fuel shipments to Gaza in July for similar reasons.

Fuel shortages in Gaza have contributed to chronic power outages that have left its 2 million residents with just a few hours of electricity a day. The United Nations had warned that the closure of the crossing would make the situation even worse.

In addition to reopening the crossing Wednesday, Israel also eased restrictions on fishing off Gaza’s coast.

“The residents of Gaza have much to gain when the citizens of Israel enjoy peace and security, and much to lose when quiet is disturbed,” Lieberman said.

Hamas is demanding an end to the decade-long blockade as a condition for a long-term truce. Israel is believed to be offering a more limited easing of the closures.

Israel is demanding a halt to all rocket fire and incendiary balloon attacks, and wants Hamas to return the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers and free two Israeli civilians it is believed to be holding.

In recent months, Hamas has led regular mass protests along the border that are partly aimed at lifting the blockade. Since the protests began in March, at least 164 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including 121 protesters. During that time, a Gaza sniper killed an Israeli soldier.

Israel says it is defending its border against attempts by Hamas to infiltrate and carry out attacks. But it has come under heavy international criticism over the large number of unarmed protesters who have been killed or wounded.

Lieberman said his country “will do everything to ensure the security of the citizens of Israel, and if Hamas turns to violence again, we will respond immediately and in a much more severe manner than before.”

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ISIS: The State of Terror: Jessica Stern, J. M. Berger …

Jessica Stern and J.M. Bergers new book, ISIS, should be required reading for every politician and policymakerTheir smart, granular analysis is a bracing antidote to both facile dismissals and wild exaggerations.Stern and Berger offer a nuanced and readable account of the ideological and organizational origins of the group. (Washington Post)

By far the most important contribution yet to our understanding of an organization that remains cloaked in mystery and misunderstanding . . . A brisk, readable, and eye-opening account of ISISs past, present, and future. This is a book every American should read. (Reza Aslan, author of No God but god and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth)

A timely and urgent book that is essential reading for analysts and policy makers alike. In what is already a cornerstone contribution, Stern and Berger offer the kind of cold-blood analysis so desperately needed on the poorly understood phenomenon that is the so-called Islamic state. (John Horgan, author of The Psychology of Terrorism)

The first serious book to analyze the rise of ISIS . . . Stern and Berger write clearly and persuasively and marshal impressive primary research from ISISs prodigious propaganda to help explain how ISIS became the dominant jihadi group today. Its a terrific and important read. (Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad)

Stern and Berger pull back the curtain to expose facts and myths about the violent Salafi apocalyptic cult calling itself the Islamic State. A must-read. (Mike Walker, former undersecretary and acting secretary of the United States Army)

ISIS emerged in territory occupied by American soldiers, governed by dictatorial regimes, and fought over by sectarian extremists. Stern and Berger provide context for understanding ISISs past and considering how its media model may affect future extremist movements. (Kecia Ali, associate professor religion, Boston University)

A penetrating analysis . . . The book provides important context for an evolving organization and proto-state that is attempting to rewrite the jihadi playbook. (Aaron Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy)

ISIS: The State of Terror is a timely and important history of a movement that now defines the 21st century. (Sam Kiley, Evening Standard (London))

This book should be required reading for every politician and policymaker. (Washington Post)

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Exclusive – Elizabeth Heng: Facebook Is ‘Censoring the Voices of Americans Who Have Different Views’

Elizabeth Heng, the Republican nominee running to represent California’s 16th Congressional District, said Facebook is “censoring the voices of Americans” with non-leftist views.

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Exclusive– Ryan Zinke: ‘Environmental Terrorist Groups’ Play Role in Western U.S. Wildfires

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary (DOI) Ryan Zinke told Breitbart News Saturday that “environmental terrorist groups” are, in part, responsible for the deadly wildfires in the Western United States.

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RAMZPAUL – Featured on The Unz Review: Paris Accords Scam

The Paris Accords was basically just a scam to transfer UStax money to Third World nations. It has NOTHING to do with climate change asthe two most populated countries China and India were exempt from carbonemission limits. In practical terms this was just another way to screw Americancompanies and force their relocation to China and India where they would faceno such restrictions.Goldman Sachs was upset because they had planned to manageand package this transfer of money as part of their continuing effort to lootAmerica.Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, claimed that they support the ParisAgreement and the fight against Climate change. And, yet, these hypocritescontinue to manufacture their iPhones in China which is exempt for suchrestrictions.

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By Brad Galloway I spent years of my life as a leading member of a Canadian neo-Nazi organization. But then I became a husband and a father. The life Id chosen to live was dangerous, and I wanted out. Escape wasnt easy, but for me, it was vital.The cycle had to end. I didnt want to be responsible for carrying this weight into another generation, for teaching my kids views that I no longer really believed, and exposing them to several more years of violence and hate. Theres a moment when the fuse just gives out. You can sense it. I ran on hateful energy for over a decade. For 13 years, I was entrenched in the far-right movement in Canada. I spent six of those years as a leader within the Canadian branch of Volksfront, an Oregon-based neo-Nazi movement with separatist leanings and links to organized crime. It is a decade of my life I need to atone for, but one I would love to readily forget. World events are such, however, that we former members need to step up to the plate and speak out. This weekend was the one year anniversary of the tragic events in Charlottesville, when we were again reminded of the pain and recoil of a nation seemingly in conflict with itself and its history. Some may say there are fine people on both sides, but I tend to disagree. One of the main things that sticks out to me when I reflect on my time in the neo-Nazi movement is the sheer exhaustion of hate, of constantly monitoring members of the movement to ensure that they were living up to some manufactured ideal, and of constantly monitoring others and their behaviour for evidence that our grievances were legitimate. After years of this, your spirit is left drained. This exhaustion is not exclusive to me. There are many within these movements whose hate is weighing on their psyches. They need resources, and they need support to disengage. They may be disillusioned, but they also dont have a family outside of the movement. We were utterly convinced that there was no life outside of the group, that we made a wrong turn somewhere in our past we made our bed, as the saying goes. Any other life seems impossible. Today, there are groups like the Against Violent Extremism Network, a community of former extremists and survivors of extremist attacks, and Life After Hate, with its cadre of former extremists who counsel and support individuals who want to disengage. This is a step in the right direction. But many of us stay so long in these movements that we get married and build families. For me, it was this very thing, the terrifying thought that I was bequeathing hate onto my children, that saved me. Living this double life the happy home with my beautiful children and the slow realization that the tenets of the movement werent actually true versus the constant need to perform for the group was utterly exhausting. Since leaving the movement, I have become increasingly involved in community engagement. Im trying my best to rebuild the resiliency I was once actively attempting to tear apart. I now educate mainstream communities about violent hate movements, I actively support and guide others out of the movements that have consumed their life, and I continue to mentor the newly disengaged about the struggles they are likely to experience. Involvement in these movements propels you into an isolated brotherhood you may lose your job, you may bring shame to your family, you will lose your old friends, and as the illusory nature of group bonding becomes readily apparent, you are left alone navigating your way back to society. This is when these individuals need a helping hand. Luckily, Im not the only one there has developed over time a network of formers worldwide, all worried about societal divisions they are continuing to witness, and guilt-ridden that they played a part in bringing it about. A year after Charlottesville, individuals who gave their lives to these movements, and managed to find their way back out, can and will play an active role in breaking the ongoing cycle of hate in our communities. Brad Galloway was a member of the Toronto skinhead movement and was later the national leader of Volksfront in British Columbia. Since leaving the movement, he has been studying criminology and criminal justice at the University of the Fraser Valley, working with the Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV), and is a regional co-ordinator with the Against Violent Extremism Network (AVE).

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Tommy Robinson recorded a video with a German Islamophobe – who was barred from the UK – as he sunned himself on a break in Tenerife while on bail. The 35-year-old EDL founder said he was “enjoying” his time on the Canary Island with Lutz Bachmann, who heads up the far right group, Pegida. Bachmann, 45, was barred from the UK earlier this year for his racist political views, which the Home Office claimed were ‘not in the interest of public good’. In the clip , Robinson, who was bailed on August 1 after a successful appeal against a contempt of court conviction, thanked the German people for their support. He said: “I am aware from the letters I receive and the people who send me emails that I had a lot of support coming out of Germany. “From me to anyone in Germany, thank you for your support during what’s gone on. “I’d like to say a personal thank you and would like to thank the opportunity to say a thank you to everyone in Germany and everyone who loves freedom across the free world.” Robinson reportedly went on a no-expense-spared trip to a luxury resort in Tenerife, and spent his days lounging next to the pool, according to the Mail Online. He told the Mail, Backmann came and spoke to him for a few moments, stressing no anti-Islamic views were expressed. Bachmann, seen holding the camera, arrived in UK on Saturday, March 18 and had been due to make a speech at Hyde Park Corner in London. But after at Stansted Airport, he was detained before being expelled from Britain the following morning. His anti-Islamic group, Pegida – which stands for ‘Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the West’ – was founded in October 2014 and set up in protest against plans to establish 14 refugee centres in Dresden, Germany. Earlier this year, Robinson was jailed for live-streaming outside an ongoing trial at Leeds Crown Court, before Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two others quashed a finding of contempt made against Robinson at Leeds Crown Court in May. He had been sentenced to 13 months in jail, before launching his bid for freedom. Lord Burnett, giving reasons for granting his appeal, said that once Robinson had removed the video from Facebook there was no longer sufficient urgency to justify immediate proceedings. Lord Burnett said no particulars of the contempt were formulated or put to the appellant, and there was a muddle over the nature of the contempt being considered. He added: Where a custodial term of considerable length is being imposed, it should not usually occur so quickly after the conduct which is complained of; a sentence of committal to immediate custody had been pronounced within five hours of the conduct taking place. He is due to face a fresh hearing at the Old Bailey on September 4 to decide whether he criminally risked defendants right to a fair trial.

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Al Sharpton Says Trump Needs Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect …

8/16/2018 2:00 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Al Sharptonwants someone to blastDonald Trumpwith a little ofAretha Franklin’s “Respect” … ’cause dude really needs it. We got the reverend out in NYC Thursday and, of course, had to ask him about The Queen of Soul passing away several hours earlier. Al paid heavy tribute and went down memory lane when it came to her iconic performances. But more than anything, Al says on the heels of Trump calling Omarosa a doghe, more than anyone else, should soak in the classic track. As we reported … Aretha diedThursday after a long battle with cancer. She was 76. #RIP

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Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts …

JERUSALEM Israel on Wednesday opened its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after closing it amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas. The reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing came as Egypt was stepping up efforts to broker a lasting cease-fire. It was not clear if the move was part of a broader deal in the works. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the reopening of the crossing was “a clear message to residents of the Strip: Quiet pays and violence doesn’t pay.” Kerem Shalom is the main commercial crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, and serves as the primary avenue for food, fuel, construction materials and aid to enter the beleaguered Palestinian territory. Israel and Egypt have imposed an economically crippling blockade on Gaza since Hamas seized control of the coastal territory from the internationally backed Palestinian Authority in 2007. Israel says the blockade is needed to contain Hamas, a militant group that seeks its destruction. While the closure has devastated Gaza’s economy, it has failed to oust Hamas or loosen its grip on power. In the past month, Israel and Hamas have engaged in three rounds of heavy fighting, with Hamas firing dozens of rockets into Israel and the Israeli military carrying out dozens of airstrikes in Gaza. The latest fighting ended a week ago. Israel halted Gaza commercial imports last month, and terminated fuel shipments almost two weeks ago in response to incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza that have burned forest and farmland in southern Israel. Israel temporarily suspended fuel shipments to Gaza in July for similar reasons. Fuel shortages in Gaza have contributed to chronic power outages that have left its 2 million residents with just a few hours of electricity a day. The United Nations had warned that the closure of the crossing would make the situation even worse. In addition to reopening the crossing Wednesday, Israel also eased restrictions on fishing off Gaza’s coast. “The residents of Gaza have much to gain when the citizens of Israel enjoy peace and security, and much to lose when quiet is disturbed,” Lieberman said. Hamas is demanding an end to the decade-long blockade as a condition for a long-term truce. Israel is believed to be offering a more limited easing of the closures. Israel is demanding a halt to all rocket fire and incendiary balloon attacks, and wants Hamas to return the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers and free two Israeli civilians it is believed to be holding. In recent months, Hamas has led regular mass protests along the border that are partly aimed at lifting the blockade. Since the protests began in March, at least 164 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including 121 protesters. During that time, a Gaza sniper killed an Israeli soldier. Israel says it is defending its border against attempts by Hamas to infiltrate and carry out attacks. But it has come under heavy international criticism over the large number of unarmed protesters who have been killed or wounded. Lieberman said his country “will do everything to ensure the security of the citizens of Israel, and if Hamas turns to violence again, we will respond immediately and in a much more severe manner than before.”

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ISIS: The State of Terror: Jessica Stern, J. M. Berger …

Jessica Stern and J.M. Bergers new book, ISIS, should be required reading for every politician and policymakerTheir smart, granular analysis is a bracing antidote to both facile dismissals and wild exaggerations.Stern and Berger offer a nuanced and readable account of the ideological and organizational origins of the group. (Washington Post) By far the most important contribution yet to our understanding of an organization that remains cloaked in mystery and misunderstanding . . . A brisk, readable, and eye-opening account of ISISs past, present, and future. This is a book every American should read. (Reza Aslan, author of No God but god and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth) A timely and urgent book that is essential reading for analysts and policy makers alike. In what is already a cornerstone contribution, Stern and Berger offer the kind of cold-blood analysis so desperately needed on the poorly understood phenomenon that is the so-called Islamic state. (John Horgan, author of The Psychology of Terrorism) The first serious book to analyze the rise of ISIS . . . Stern and Berger write clearly and persuasively and marshal impressive primary research from ISISs prodigious propaganda to help explain how ISIS became the dominant jihadi group today. Its a terrific and important read. (Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad) Stern and Berger pull back the curtain to expose facts and myths about the violent Salafi apocalyptic cult calling itself the Islamic State. A must-read. (Mike Walker, former undersecretary and acting secretary of the United States Army) ISIS emerged in territory occupied by American soldiers, governed by dictatorial regimes, and fought over by sectarian extremists. Stern and Berger provide context for understanding ISISs past and considering how its media model may affect future extremist movements. (Kecia Ali, associate professor religion, Boston University) A penetrating analysis . . . The book provides important context for an evolving organization and proto-state that is attempting to rewrite the jihadi playbook. (Aaron Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy) ISIS: The State of Terror is a timely and important history of a movement that now defines the 21st century. (Sam Kiley, Evening Standard (London)) This book should be required reading for every politician and policymaker. (Washington Post)

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Exclusive – Elizabeth Heng: Facebook Is ‘Censoring the Voices of Americans Who Have Different Views’

Elizabeth Heng, the Republican nominee running to represent California’s 16th Congressional District, said Facebook is “censoring the voices of Americans” with non-leftist views.

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Exclusive– Ryan Zinke: ‘Environmental Terrorist Groups’ Play Role in Western U.S. Wildfires

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary (DOI) Ryan Zinke told Breitbart News Saturday that “environmental terrorist groups” are, in part, responsible for the deadly wildfires in the Western United States.

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