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Live Free or Die

New Hampshire’s motto is supposed accentuate the first two words, not the last one:

A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two young children were greeted by a large crowd of supporters at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire. Ibrahim, whose sentence was overturned a few weeks ago, didn’t speak with the media.

Ibrahim’s ordeal started when a Muslim relative filed a criminal complaint saying she had married Daniel Wani, a Christian, after going missing for several years. A Sudanese court considered Ibrahim a Muslim because her father was Muslim.

She was charged with adultery on grounds that a Muslim woman’s marriage to a Christian man is illegal in Sudan. Ibrahim also was charged with apostasy, accused of illegally renouncing what was alleged to be her original faith.

She was convicted in May, while about eight months pregnant. In chains, Ibrahim gave birth about two weeks later in a women’s hospital in Khartoum.

Ibrahim had been detained since mid-January. She refused to let go of her 20-month-old son, Martin, for fear she would never see him again.

Ibrahim was born to a Sudanese Muslim father and an Ethiopian Orthodox mother. Her father left when she was 6 years old. She was raised by her mother as a Christian.

A court in Sudan overturned Ibrahim’s death sentence a few weeks ago, but police arrested her again June 24 when she and her family tried to leave Sudan to go to the United States. Wani is an American citizen who has lived in Manchester since 1998.

Mrs. Ibrahim is married to an American citizen; she gave birth to another. Yet her adopted country left her in a Sudanese prison to give birth and nurse her American baby. It’s her own fault, of course. If she had merely flouted American laws and traditions by slithering across the southern border in the dead of night, or tossed her visa aside like an empty Snickers wrapper, she would be feted as a feminist heroine and offered the keys to the city (if Manchester has any). President Obama would embrace her tighter than he did Sandra Fluke.

Instead, by embarrassing a great religion (of peace), she is an embarrassment herself. Obama would sooner embrace the ebola victims than he would Mariam Yehya Ibrahim.

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Whatever Happened to “Our Girls”?

Hey, did they find the girls while I was gone?

Sorry! It was an innocent question.

Not.

RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 24 this afternoon on the House floor. You’ve gotta hear this during One-Minute Speeches. Members of the House get to go to the well of the House and pontificate for a minute. Nobody has to listen. There is nothing official attached to it and nothing to do with legislation, per se. They can just go mouth off.

Today, Representative Frederica Wilson (Democrat-Florida) went to the well of the House during one-minute speeches to speak about the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

WILSON: (shouting) Three months without our girls means that the time is now to keep pressure on the Nigerian government! We must tweet with the fervent expression that extends beyond the glamour of a breaking news story. We cannot slow down. We cannot lose momentum. We cannot rest until our girls at home. Every morning between nine and 12, tweet #BringBackOurGirls with the hashtag: #BringBackOurGirls. #BringBackOurGirls. #JoinRepWilson. #JoinRepWilson. Hashtag! Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! Keep tweeting until we bring back our girls.

“We must tweet with the fervent expression that extends beyond the glamour of a breaking news story.”

That’s rather beautiful, actually. But even more telling. Telling of the utter vacuity that lay behind the initial “glamour” campaign.

I have to give Congresswoman Wilson credit: like Cindy Sheehan, she’s the only one still talking about the issue that so consumes her. All the Beautiful People have moved on. Well on.

Boko Haram hasn’t:

Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 53 miles from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors.

Residents of Damboa town called The Associated Press to say they were “piling up corpses.”

Half the town is up in flames, say civilian defense fighters there according to Nigerian Vigilante Group spokesman Abbas Gava.

Well-armed Islamic extremists attacked as residents were preparing for the 5 a.m. dawn prayers and the civilian defense fighters could only resist with clubs and homemade shotguns, he said.

What’s a “homemade shotgun”? Whatever it is, never bring one to a AK-47 gunfight.

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Now We’re Getting Somewhere!

Out: Michelle.

In: Adokiye.

A 23-year-old Nigerian pop singer has offered her virginity to the militant group Boko Haram in exchange for the kidnapped Chibok girls.

“They are between 12 and 15 year old girls for Christ sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents,” singer Adokiye told the Vanguard in an interview.

“This is 11pm in the night and do you know what I am thinking about? Those little girls, where they are and what could be happening to them. It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange,” she told Vanguard.

She seems to speak from an awful lot of “experience” for someone who is offering her “virginity”, but subhuman Islamist savages can’t be choosers. They should be so lucky to get even a piece of the lovely Adokiye.

Just one more thing, Boko, and it’s going to cost you beaucoup:

At 23, looking hot and rather willing with her liberated personality, her fans found it hard to believe, but Adokiye said it is true and that whoever wants her virginity should be prepared to buy her mother the private jet she long promised her.

This may seem awfully silly and trivial, but, really, any sillier or more trivial than this?

Since we limp-wristed (among other similarly afflicted body parts) types began our hashtag offensive, Boko Haram have killed, kidnapped, and blown up with abandon. Unless ours is a rope-a-dope strategy, designed to wear them down by daring them to punch themselves out, I’m putting my money (limited as it is) on the virginity of Adokiye and any sister virgins willing to follow her lead.

PS: What will this get me? Second base, and it’s Mama Adokiye’s with my compliments.

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Are the Clintons the Waltons?

Both families may have been dirt poor, but at least the Waltons had a mountain named after them:


Which one’s Roger?

Chelsea Clinton lives a charmed life, but don’t be fooled: secretly, she’s not attached to the oodles of money she and her hedge fund manager husband make each year, the former first daughter said in an interview published over the weekend.

Philanthropy is her true passion, Clinton said, and that’s why she permanently left Wall Street to join the Clinton Foundation, which she runs with her parents, former first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton.

‘I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,’ Clinton told The Telegraph. ‘That wasn’t the metric of success I wanted in my life.’

Despite Chelsea’s self-proclaimed disinterest in money-making, a report last week surfaced that she was paid $600,000 by NBC last year to do a smattering of reporting.

NBC News has aired two stories by Chelsea Clinton so far in 2014, both on education programs targeting the underprivileged that were shown on Nightly News in January.

By comparison, her salary is higher than both of the last two editors of the New York Times.

The paycheck from her NBC contract has helped Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky buy a $10.5 million apartment next to New York’s Madison Square Park last spring.

Where does this dingbat get the idea that a $600k no-show job and a mega-millionaire husband is “not caring” about money?

Oh, that’s where:

‘We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt. We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy,’ Hillary said.

Thanks to eight years in the White House and lucrative speaking gigs and book deals afterward, Bill and Hillary were able to pay for Chelsea to attend Sidwell Friends private school as a teenager and Stanford and Oxford universities.

She graduated from Columbia in the spring of 2010 and married Mezvinsky that summer.

A smart and capable woman furthers her own ambitions by marrying an enterprising guy—just like her mom! That’s what makes America great. Who would have heard of Dolly if she hadn’t married James Madison? Eleanor without Franklin? Just about the only historic American woman who earned her renown on her own was Betsy Ross. For sewing.

But that’s not really my point. This is my point:

For starters, she and her husband were obviously well positioned to quickly capitalize on the post-presidential custom of cashing in.
She left that part out.

Hillary Clinton had a massive book advance in the works and, along with the former president, the prospect of making millions. This is what fueled cries of hypocrisy.

After quickly trying to clean up the comments, though, Clinton swung and missed again on Sunday when questioned about her own financial standing and wealth inequality in an interview with The Guardian.

Clinton compared herself to others and noted her situation is different, too.

“We pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work,” she said.

One reason Clinton’s two missteps on wealth are surprising is that questions about the issue are not new and shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Liberal websites like Mother Jones began asking questions about her speaking fees — upwards of $200,000 — in early May.

Again, America the Beautiful. You don’t want to pay Hillary $200 Gs? You don’t have to. But if you want to hear the Heroine of Herzegovina tell war stories from Tuzla, it’s going to cost you.

But to hear these gold-diggers (and God bless ‘em for it!) claim to be flat busted from their Manhattan penthouses and Scarsdale manses is a bit…rich.

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Dispatches From the Frontlines of the War on Women

Well, girls, actually:

A shocking new video Live Action released today catches the Planned Parenthood abortion business teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation.

In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who the Planned Parenthood staffers thought were minors, on how to practice torture sex.

In the videos, Planned Parenthood counselors encourage undercover investigators posting as 15 and 16-year-old teens, to engage in the sadomasochistic practices, telling the underage teens “if it’s consensual, it’s OK… it’s totally OK.”

The official Planned Parenthood website lists BD (bondage and discipline) and SM (sadomasochism) under its Sex & Sexuality – “Understanding Sexual Activity — at a Glance” page without any warnings or safety objections: “Here are some examples of less common sexual behaviors: SM (sadomasochism) — the use of domination and/or pain for sexual arousal. BD (bondage and discipline) — sexual role play that includes elements of SM.”

I tend to draw the line at the interrogation practices of Uday and Qusay Hussein. But don’t let me stop you. Susie.

“What we’re about to release shows a systemic, institutional problem in America’s largest abortion corporation,” Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, stated. “It’s not a matter of ‘don’t judge,’ but rather explicit endorsement of violent and harmful sexual practices to boys and girls as young as fifteen years old.”

The group complains: “Planned Parenthood consistently fights any law requiring parental consent or involvement for minors seeking sexual and reproductive health care, including abortions. PP’s website encourages teens to circumvent their parents and the law.”

“Taxpayers, and especially parents, need to know where their money is going,” Rose said. “This funding is not optional – it’s a compulsory, government-enforced extraction going toward extremely questionable programs and dangerous advice for our nation’s teens.”

Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million a year from taxpayers, in the name of so-called sex education and health. Furthermore, under ObamaCare, Planned Parenthood has announced that it will receive undisclosed funds through the $75-million-a-year PREP (Personal Responsibility and Education Program), with 15 affiliates already having received grants.

This is how they talk to 15-year-olds, remember. A little whipping, a touch of asphyxiation—don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Missy.

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Stop Me if You’ve Heard This Before

Islamist terrorists kidnapping Kenyan schoolgirls? Nah, could never happen.

Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted at least 20 women close to where 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, eyewitnesses say.

The women were loaded on to vans at gunpoint and driven away to an unknown location in Borno state, they add.

The latest incident occurred close to where more than 200 schoolgirls were snatched from the remote Chibok town near the Cameroonian border on 14 April.

A member of a local vigilante group set up to resist such attacks said that in addition to the women, the militants also seized three men who had tried to stop the abduction.

“We tried to go after them when the news got to us about three hours later, but the vehicles we have could not go far, and the report came to us a little bit late,” Alhaji Tar said.

There is one difference in this story from the previous occasion:

The women are from a mainly Muslim community of cattle herders.

Muslims kidnapping Muslims: it’s just a family dispute. I’m sure they’ll sort it out.

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Rape is Wrong

That’s about all from this story we can all agree on:

‘We shouldn’t teach women self-defense so they can avoid being raped, rather we should only teach men it is bad to rape.’

That’s the logic coming from leftist feminists in response to Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, now Miss USA, suggesting last night that women should learn self-defense in order to prevent or avoid being sexually assaulted. Sanchez is a fourth degree black belt in taekwondo.

“Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”

A strong woman, confident, independent, beautiful—who won Miss USA last night, by the way—a poster woman for feminists, right? Not on this planet:

Elisabeth Jasina
@Jasina
Miss Nevada might be gorgeous, but needs to realize teaching self defense to women isn’t the solution for ending sexual assault #YesAllWomen
10:42 PM – 8 Jun 2014

Bergen N. Baucom
@BergenNBaucom
Miss Iowa says today’s youth are narcissistic followed by Miss Nevada who wants to end rape with self defense classes Really? Sick #MissUSA

Anna Beth West
@annabethwest
Women shouldn’t need to learn to protect themselves against rape #missnevada educate and respect yourself as a woman #rapeculture
10:55 PM – 8 Jun 2014

Elisa Benson
@elisabenson
I get that the college sexual assault problem can’t be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer. #MissUSA
10:40 PM – 8 Jun 2014

RB
@RBPundit
“Teach men not to rape.” – because it’s not universally understood that rape is wrong. #morons

I’m a little out of touch, but in my collegiate days, we men were told rape was a crime of violence, not sex. So, while we’re teaching men not to rape (which lesson I learned early, but I’m precocious), can we also teach them not to assault, rob, stab, shoot, etc.? Then none of us will have to defend ourselves, except from the few women who commit those crimes.

Or wait: teach men no means no and that rape is wrong, while you teach women to knee such men in the nuts who just won’t learn. That’s just me all over: bringing people together.

Another contestant, Miss Pennsylvania (Valerie Gatto), claimed to be the product of rape. Lord knows what the feminists made out of her.

“When my mother was 19 years old and a college student, she was walking outside of work. A man all dressed in black and disguised brutally attacked her at knife-point,” said Gatto. “He raped her and he almost killed her, but she managed to get away. My mom became pregnant and I’m the product of that.”

Gatto said her mom wanted to give her up for adoption as soon as she was born, but was convinced by her grandmother to keep her.

“I really hope to make a difference with my story and my message, just showing that your circumstances do not define your life,” said Gatto. “And it doesn’t matter where you come from. You can do anything you want.”

One contestant could leave a potential rapist a crumpled blob on the sidewalk; another who was born of a rape still celebrates her life. That cloud of smoke you see is emanating from the ears of those few feminists still around. They would rather that this smart beautiful woman never had been born.

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Not Fearing the Hashtag

About three weeks ago, CNN helpfully provided an outraged world with advice on how to #bringbackourgirls:

#BringBackOurGirls has now been tweeted more than a million times across the world, as global outrage over the kidnap of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls grows.

There are many ways to help girls, like those kidnapped in Nigeria, who face persecution, violence, poverty and other barriers to education.

GIVE

They link to several no-doubt worthy charities that seek to educate and emancipate girls in third-world anuses around the world. Not one of those charities, however, is equipped to actually bring back the girls.

And Boko Haram knows it:

Scores of residents in four villages in the northeastern Borno state of Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon, were killed Tuesday in Boko Haram raids, a lawmaker and residents said.

They said hundreds of homes were destroyed.

Heavily armed gunmen dressed as soldiers in all-terrain vehicles and on motorcycles attacked Goshe, Attagara, Agapalwa and Aganjara villages in Gwoza district, shooting residents and burning homes.

Villagers fled into neighboring Cameroon to escape the onslaughts, said Peter Biye, a lawmaker from the area who serves in the Nigerian lower parliament.

“We are still trying to compile a toll of the dead as people on the ground are still counting the number of casualties,” said Biye.

We’ve got 80 troops and a drone or two over there looking for the girls. But that’s nothing compared to what we’re prepared to do.

Boko Haram, meet Barack Hussein:

Training like Rocky Balboa for his own rumble in the Nigerian jungle.

If there’s one reason why this blog hasn’t taken off and become as widely read as Drudge or PuffHo (there are many reasons, alas), it is because we never blink or flinch at the nature of the world. In Iran, Gaza, China, Russia, Venezuela, Brussels, Washington, DC, we describe the undiluted evil we see, no matter how it sickens us. Most people don’t want to talk about it (even if their self-imposed ignorance doesn’t stop them from forming hardened opinions).

Most people are basically good. But it doesn’t take many despicable scumbags to make the rest of us miserable. The question, as ever, is what we’re prepared to do about it. Eighteen at Andrews AFB seems about the best we can muster.

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Bring Back Our Civilization

When Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 Nigerian Christian girls to be sold into Islamic servitude, the world responded as one.

Oops! Wrong pic!

Oops! Maybe not the whole world. Just the civilized world:

The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian girls has raised the international profile of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram and could help with future recruitment as well as fundraising, according to defense officials.

“It’s a win-win for them no matter what happens,”said one official who spoke on background.

If international pressure grows on Boko Haram, the group is likely to draw on its network which now extends to Great Britain and “Boko Haram may prepare for retaliatory attacks on Western targets in southern Nigeria or abroad…” the analysis said.

Sorry, girls. If these savages don’t fear Twitter and Instagram, there’s no dealing with them. We tried. Have a nice life. Salaam alaikum.

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Left Wing Civility Update

Another atrocity in the Democrat War on Women:

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Standing in front of a profane backdrop created by her own campaign, an emotional Annette Bosworth condemned criticism of her, blasted the media, addressed her alleged scandals and even issued a book recommendation in a free-wheeling news conference Tuesday.

Her campaign staff papered the room with dozens of large Bosworth campaign signs spraypainted with slurs she said had been aimed at her. The obscenities surrounding Bosworth during her announcement led her to warn that minors wouldn’t be allowed into the event.

“This room is an artistic representation of the atmosphere of the election,” Bosworth said.

She blamed the attacks on her primarily on “supposedly tolerant liberals.”

“The misogyny is real,” Bosworth said. “Go to the shootings in California. Look around. South Dakota is not unique. Our country has a problem.”

She’s comparing a little graffiti with the misogynist shootings in Isla Vista? Yes, she is.

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(I picked one of the more PG images.)

She’s just one of five Republican candidates running for the Senate in South Dakota. She’s a doctor, a mother, a wife. But if the Left is to be believed, she’s a C-U-*-*.

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Elsewhere

In other news:

In an apparent ‘honour killing’, a 25-year-old pregnant woman was brutally beaten and stoned to death on Tuesday outside the high court here by her father and brothers for marrying the man of her choice.

Police said Farzana Parveen, resident of Faisalabad, had married Mohammad Iqbal of Jaranwala a few months ago against the wishes of her family.

The incident happened as the couple reached the court premises to record Farzana’s statement to defend her husband against allegations by her family that he kidnapped her and forced her to marry him.

Initially, the family members fired shots in the air and tried to snatch her from Iqbal.

After failing in their attempt, nearly 20 members of her family, including her father and brothers, attacked the couple with sticks and bricks before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, said police official Naseem Butt.

That’s awful. Terrible. Disgusting.

But news?

Around 900 women were killed in Pakistan last by their families in honour killings, according to human rights commission of Pakistan, a private organization.

That’s almost three a day. I’m sorry for Farzana, but what makes her special? Take a number, honey.

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Bring Back These Girls

I never thought I’d write these characters in this exact order:

#bringbackourgirls:

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, gave birth to a girl early Tuesday in the hospital wing of a prison in Omdurman, one of her attorneys, Mohamed Abdelnabi, told FoxNews.com by phone from Khartoum.

“She’s fine, and Meriam as well,” Abdelnabi said of the baby girl, who will be named Maya.

Can’t place the name?

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith has given birth in prison, and could now be lashed 100 times — even as she’s permitted to nurse her newborn for two years before the execution is carried out.

The court in Khartoum ruled earlier that Ibrahim must give birth and nurse her baby for two years before being executed, but must receive 100 lashes for adultery immediately after having her baby — for having relations with her Christian husband. Ibrahim could have spared herself death by hanging simply by renouncing her faith.

“I was never a Muslim,” she told a judge. “I was raised a Christian from the start.”

Somehow the entire article forgets to mention one key fact: her husband is an American citizen. Sudan’s primitivism is its own business. They want to be a backward black hole of ignorance and superstition? Great. Super. Give it their best shot.

But every lash that touches her skin should be directed at President Obama. Before you level charges of racism, I’m not lashing anyone, I’m assigning blame. Can we “bring back” 276 girls held captive in the jungles of Africa by a well-armed, bloodthirsty terrorists? Maybe. Should we? Maybe.

But are we going to allow the wife of an American citizen (as close to an American citizen herself without yet being one) to be lashed 100 times, then executed in two years? For the crime of not renouncing her Christianity? Un-[bleeping]-believable.

If Ms. Ibrahim were instead an unmarried Guatemalan who waded across the Rio Grande and then forged documents to commit identity fraud, the Left would cry out for her to be greeted as royalty. But let her come by her citizenship (near enough) legally and honorably, and our disgraceful president can’t be bothered to lift a finger in her defense (unless and until he does).

To the happy mother and daughter, I offer what passes for care and well-wishes these days: a hashtag. I’m embarrassed to say that’s all I have to offer, all perhaps our country (their country) has to offer.

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