Background of Jewish community center murder suspect coming to light!/foxnewsradio/status/455563428770611200

As Twitchy reported on Sunday, a gunman killed three people at two Jewish centers in the Overland Park suburb of Kansas City.

More is being learned about the identity and background of the suspected shooter:!/lrozen/status/455549735290822657!/lrozen/status/455550512377888768!/lidsamy/status/455549577785901056!/gatewaypundit/status/455517206193774592

There are questions about the alleged shooter’s political affiliation, and we stress the preliminary nature of examinations of available information:!/bob_owens/status/455550594628190208!/CletusRayRay/status/455551953238786048!/bob_owens/status/455553590284009472!/larsoneric50/status/455552018933743616!/CrapDetectr/status/455553982010634240

A presumably rhetorical question:!/AgainstTheLeft/status/455566054744682496

Twitchy sends continued thoughts and prayers to the families of those affected by this horrible crime.

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Benghazi suspect arrives in the US, is set to face judicial officer!/FBI/status/482941192314044416

Benghazi suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah has arrived in the United States and is set to face a judicial officer in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia later this afternoon.!/AP/status/482879092195618816

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In a court appearance that lasted only about 15 minutes, Khatallah pleaded not guilty to a charge of materially aiding and abetting a terrorist group.!/MeganSmiles/status/482975166277120000

Twitchy will monitor this story for further developments.


So, was Ahmed Abu Khatallah the mastermind behind that YouTube video?

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Vox’s Max Fisher: If you praised badass woman fighting ISIS, you’re a racist!/physicsgeek/status/515555544497913857

Just when you thought you’d seen Max Fisher scrape the bottom of the intellectual barrel, he goes and outdoes himself:

The condescension and racism behind American praise of Maryam al-Mansouri, the female UAE pilot who bombed ISIS

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) September 26, 2014

This meme “Hey ISIS, you were bombed by a woman” is fundamentally racist. On multiple levels.

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) September 26, 2014

Hey, Max, those tweets are mind-blowingly stupid. On multiple levels:

Oh, look. @voxdotcom thinks praising a female pilot from the UAE is actually racist.

— RB (@RBPundit) September 26, 2014

So @Max_Fisher thinks ISIS is a race not an ideology.

— Mistressnancy (@Mistressnancy) September 26, 2014

Islam isn’t a race, you paste eater.

— Ɍɇx ɨn Ɇffɇȼŧ (@RexHarrisonsHat) September 26, 2014

Dear @Max_Fisher, radical, terroristic, beheading, genital mutilating, Islamic Jihadists are NOT a race. #TruthAche

— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) September 26, 2014

@Max_Fisher @ptbrennan11 because savage misogyny in the name of a death-cult is a race, now. #Genetic

— Hugs n Kisses (@Coondawg68) September 26, 2014

.@Max_Fisher No, it's not racist. Read about her…she's incredible. And read about the positive effect she's had on her division.

— Color Me Red ن (@ColorMeRed) September 26, 2014

But what happens when you try to navigate the actual post? Here’s how it kicks off:

In the three days since United Arab Emirates air force Major Maryam al-Mansouri flew in the American-led mission to bomb ISIS targets in Syria, there have been many rounds of congratulations and chest-thumping in the United States over this triumph of feminism and humiliation of ISIS.

Mansouri’s accomplishment and importance as one of the first-ever female fighter pilots in the Emirates and in the Gulf is real. So is the progress she represents for Emirati women. But the American celebration of Mansouri has been grounded in some embarrassing misconceptions, and has echoed common Western prejudices and stereotypes about Arabs that are condescending at best and racist and misogynist at worst.

There are two sets of American misconceptions here. The first is to play up Mansouri as representative of the UAE as a champion of gender equality, when in fact the UAE is objectively quite bad on women’s rights, and the fact that we allow them such a lowered bar represents a soft bigotry of lowered expectations. The second is to repeatedly contrast the UAE with Saudi Arabia in a way that explicitly frames Saudi gender restrictions as the default for Arab and Muslim societies, when in fact Saudi restrictions are freakishly unique and widely reviled in the Muslim world.

We recommend reading the whole thing, if only to marvel at its evolving stupidity.

Totally missing the point is becoming a common theme in everything @Max_Fisher writes about the Mideast.

— Charles Hoskinson (@cehoskinson) September 26, 2014

This is some amazing shaming-gymnastics by @Max_Fisher

— John Sexton (@verumserum) September 26, 2014

The gist of Fisher’s article appears to be this: It’s racist and misogynistic to celebrate the fact that a women is helping to kick ISIS’ ass, because she comes from a Muslim-led country whose lousy women’s rights record shouldn’t be ignored. But, if you point out that Muslim-led countries have lousy women’s rights records, you’re a racist Islamophobe.

Get it? Neither do we:

.@Max_Fisher if I understand you correctly it is racist to believe women have equal rights in UAE as well as believing the opposite?

— Meine Weltsicht (@weltsichtig) September 26, 2014

Did Max Fisher seriously just accuse conservatives of whitewashing the poor human rights records of Muslim countries? Holy LOL.

— neontaster (@neontaster) September 26, 2014

The only thing missing was a Voxsplanation about how Israel is somehow behind all of this.

@Max_Fisher @AndrewStilesUSA is this real life?

— Brian Walsh (@bigbri1681) September 26, 2014

It’s getting more and more difficult to tell. Maybe this’ll help a little:

Guys, report @Max_Fisher. Parody accounts need to clearly identify themselves as such.

— Blast Hardcheese (@claudeakinsmask) September 26, 2014



This is what badassery looks like! ISIS should be very scared of this woman [photo]

‘Just grotesque’: Vox pounded for ‘moronic’ take on murders of three Israeli teens

Vox-er blames Israel for disproportionate Palestinian deaths, ignores Hamas’ ‘defense’ strategy

‘You really are a bigot’: ‘Voxhole’ Max Fisher bravely mocks Netanyahu’s accent

‘Repulsive shill’: Vox’s Max Fisher suggests Pope Francis endorses new Crusade

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Jesse Jackson’s ‘racial extortion racket’ comes to Silicon Valley!/irishspy/status/466244893904355328

The Reverend Jesse Jackson is reportedly in San Jose today to demand technology companies be more inclusive. According to San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX:

Jackson wrote to tech companies including Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Hewlett Packard, Google and others earlier this year about the problem he sees saying, “Technology is supposed to be about inclusion, but sadly, patterns of exclusion remains the order of the day.”

You probably thought technology was supposed to be about innovation and invention. Nope. It’s all about “inclusion” or something.!/RevJJackson/status/466244514835742720

In other words, Jackson is accusing Silicon Valley of excluding people from participation based on race and they better shape up or else the shakedown begins.



Twitchy coverage of Jesse Jackson

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Former CNN personality bashes Catholics, expresses contempt for Islam!/charlesjaco1/status/473209739455635457

Some of you might remember Charles Jaco from CNN during Operation Desert Storm c. 1991. Think Charles would have been brave enough to say that publicly back when he was reporting from Saudi Arabia?

Later someone tweeted a link to an old transcript of Ed Schultz’s radio show in which Ed asks Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead about having an abortion.!/Begbie_1/status/473221281484382211

Charles saw that as an opportunity to do some Catholic bashing.!/charlesjaco1/status/473225591714357248

Yesterday he referred to God this way:!/charlesjaco1/status/472853487001161728

Jaco likes to spend his free time threatening to sue bloggers for suggesting he faked his video during Operation Desert Storm and antagonizing “tea baggers,” because he’s one of those objective unbiased journalists.

He apparently does have some religious leanings of his own despite the hostile atheist schtick.!/charlesjaco1/status/472389043469045761

All glory to St. Al Gore of the Holy Hockey Stick.



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Vox: ‘Obsession’ about Ottawa shooter detail reveals a lot about … us!!/JammieWF/status/525304362290003969

Are you ready for a triple-shot of Voxsplaining about the attack at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada yesterday that left a soldier dead?

If you noticed that the shooter was a convert to Islam, according to Vox, you need to spend more time on self-reflection!

In summary:

Everybody panic!



‘Portrait of a hero’: This photo of Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is ‘rather Bondesque’

‘Running towards danger’: Video captures intense moments inside Canadian Parliament

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Heh: NYC’s ‘tough gun control laws don’t come in handy’ during Sharknadoes!/nickbabcock1/status/494668175595036672

Heh. It’s like those dastardly sharks knew that NYC was an almost-defenseless smorgasbord.

In case you didn’t catch last night’s premiere of “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (if that’s the case, you really missed out), our heroes in Manhattan wanted to be fully equipped to deal with the vicious sharks falling from the sky. Their shark-slaying weapons of choice: firearms. But as the sage cabbie informed them:!/TriciaDye/status/494708748967874566

This posed a big problem:!/David_Brody/status/494674400440881152

Oh no!!/KDDelaney/status/494679376789635073

Not that we look to “Sharknado” for gun policy, but hey, a gun can’t hurt.

There’s an important lesson to be learned here: The next time an over-the-top plot rains down from the sky, New Yorkers needs to be ready.!/clayjohanson/status/494654784742244352

Damn straight.!/paul_w_hoffman/status/494663349360406529!/ADR_Rocks/status/494678357439565824!/TheAmishDude/status/494678969858289665

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Still no motive in Columbia Mall shooting!/HCPDNews/status/427980715066937344

Howard County Police still haven’t established a motive in the Columbia Mall shooting that took the lives of Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson Saturday.!/HCPDNews/status/427979972104708097!/HCPDNews/status/428011195224694784!/HCPDNews/status/428011894436143104

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Tolerance: Racially charged partisan hate leveled at Stacey Dash!/AnthonyBialy/status/484843834245779456

It seems to have started with a picture of Stacey Dash taken at the Lupus LA Orange Ball back in May. Since Dash is a black Republican and now a Fox News contributor, hateful people on the left have declared open season on her—attacking her on race and on her looks of all things. Her name is trending on Twitter because of the volume of ugliness being thrown at her.!/__SimplyKiki/status/484832109941772288!/rustymk2/status/484839034066182145!/KingKillious/status/484842352721158145!/stereowilliams/status/484850454015508480!/LMao_Zedong/status/484841268355555328!/wildmaniiac/status/484825454507855872!/_MsTexasThick/status/484830718837551104!/MrSmith120/status/484828228436373504

White women age differently? Who knew?!/princekwaku5/status/484856261197185024

But remember, it’s the Republicans who are waging war on women.

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Oliver Willis: Women support gun rights because of ‘scary black guy’ ads!/JayCaruso/status/447919565591154689

Media Matters tool Oliver Willis was debating gun rights tonight, so you’d probably guess that something insanely stupid was said—and you’d be exactly right.

Here’s how the debate started:!/owillis/status/447917211081256960!/JayCaruso/status/447917780306636801

Willis then went to the tired Freudian angle that men who support gun rights feel the need “compensate” for inadequacies elsewhere:!/JayCaruso/status/447918382382186496!/owillis/status/447918662906019840

So if men who support gun rights because they’re supposedly “compensating” for inadequacies, what about women?!/JayCaruso/status/447918746603380736

Willis had that all figured out as well:!/owillis/status/447919124384325633

Willis, who is always the smartest guy in the room (just ask him), must have worked as an ad rep for “Handguns” magazine or something, because he wouldn’t just make that up would he?!/sauyou/status/447919668943400960!/JayCaruso/status/447920556218662912!/bnpiper/status/447923252921630720

Willis must have the data to support such a claim:!/MartiniShark/status/447931137625960448

Of course Willis has that data, because he’s so much smarter than everybody else you guys. Just don’t ask him to produce evidence or you’ll risk being labeled racist.

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