Monthly Archives: July 2016

British Muslim cleric Ali Hammuda tells teenagers they can have sex slaves | Daily Mail Online

A hardline Muslim preacher suspected of radicalising three British jihadis told teenage disciples that it is ‘permissible’ under Islam to have sex slaves.Ali Hammuda, an Imam at a Cardiff mosque where three young jihadis from the city worshipped before travelling to Syria to join Islamic State, also told the group of boys as young as 13 that the ‘day of judgment is close’ – a key part of IS’s warped propaganda.

Source: British Muslim cleric Ali Hammuda tells teenagers they can have sex slaves | Daily Mail Online

Pro-Sanders Protests Take Striking Anti-Clinton Tone – NBC News

Demonstrators in support of Bernie Sanders took a strikingly anti-Hillary Clinton tone here Monday just hours before the Vermont senator was set to address the Democratic National Convention. Sanders loyalists descended on City Hall armed with signs fit for last week’s Republican convention, taking aim at Clinton and the DNC for, they believe, rigging the election against him. Hundreds made their way in punishing heat to a park near the convention where they will hold a candlelight vigil for “the death of Democracy.”

Source: Pro-Sanders Protests Take Striking Anti-Clinton Tone – NBC News

Obama rushing Mosul offensive against ISIS to influence election, troops fear – Washington Times

Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says.Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Source: Obama rushing Mosul offensive against ISIS to influence election, troops fear – Washington Times

USDA tests online delivery services for food-stamp groceries | Fox News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving to test the possibility of allowing food stamp users to get their groceries online, though the program could raise fraud concerns. The Washington Post reported over the weekend that online delivery services like Peapod, FreshDirect, and Thrive Market are supporting the push. If the USDA determines the pilot program is successful, it will be implemented nationwide.

Source: USDA tests online delivery services for food-stamp groceries | Fox News

Go away, restaurant tells cops, prompting outrage | Washington Examiner

“This afternoon 4 Skagit County Sheriffs office deputies were finishing up lunch at Luckys. As 2 deputies went up to pay they were informed by the owner that he requested they not eat there anymore. They were told that other customers didnt like law enforcement there. My chief deputy spoke to the owner to confirm this because he simply could not believe what he was hearing. The owner not only repeated the request but asked that we spread the word to other law enforcement that they were no longer welcome either,” he added.

Source: Go away, restaurant tells cops, prompting outrage | Washington Examiner

Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings – The New York Times

A new study confirms that black men and women are treated differently in the hands of law enforcement. They are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or pepper-sprayed by a police officer, even after accounting for how, where and when they encounter the police.But when it comes to the most lethal form of force — police shootings — the study finds no racial bias.“It is the most surprising result of my career,” said Roland G. Fryer Jr., the author of the study and a professor of economics at Harvard. The study examined more than 1,000 shootings in 10 major police departments, in Texas, Florida and California.

Source: Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings – The New York Times