Our Commander-in-Chief letting off steam from non-stop campaigning. How many rounds is it now? Round #202. Terrorism and Ebola, be damned.
Via The Hill:
President Obama capped off another week filled with Ebola concerns by hitting the links during a sunny afternoon in Washington, just 10 days before the midterm elections.
The pool report said Obama left the White House for Virginia’s Fort Belvoir golf course shortly after noon on Saturday, where he spent several hours with aides, according to reporters.
A Pakistani court released Qari Hashim Ali, a suspect in the beheading of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.
In March 2007, at a closed military hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed stated that he had personally beheaded Pearl. Qari Hashim Ali was an accomplice.
Qari Hashim Ali had been detained since 2005. He was was captured from a bus at a terminal in the eastern Pakistan city of Gujranwala.
The Daily Mail reported:
One of the men suspected of beheading American journalist Daniel Pearl more than a decade ago has been released from a Pakistani jail.
Qari Hashim Ali, who had been detained since August 2005, walked free from the Hyderabad central jail on Friday after an anti-terrorist court said there was not enough evidence to hold him.
‘It is a great victory for truth and my client,’ defense counsel, Sher Muhammad Leghari said, the Indian Express reported. ‘We had filed an acquittal plea… arguing that there was no evidence.’
Pearl, the South Asia bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal, vanished in Karachi in January 2002. A month later authorities received video footage of him being beheaded.
His decapitated body was found in a shallow grave in May 2002.
Hashim had been apprehended for arranging a meeting between Pearl and another of the men accused in the killing.
The mastermind behind the killing, British-born Pakistani Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, was sentenced to death in 2002 and remains in the Hyderabad Central jail in Sindh province.
In 2010, Barack Obama said Pearl’s beheading had “captured the world’s imagination.”
Deputies who might be alive today, if we actually had an administration who cared about borders and the law…
Via Daily Caller:
Marcelo Marquez, the man accused to killing two sheriff’s deputies in California was in the country illegally and had been deported twice to Mexico — once in 1997, and again in 2001.
Marquez, 34, is accused of killing two sheriff’s deputies Friday during a 6-hour crime spree in northern California.
And Marcelo Marquez is not even his real name, it’s actually Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE filed paperwork Saturday to ensure he is turned over to immigration officials if he is ever released, though that is unlikely.
“Monroy-Bracamonte was first deported to Mexico in 1997 following his arrest and conviction in Arizona for possession of narcotics for sale; he was arrested and returned to Mexico a second time in 2001,” the Sacramento Bee reports.
Monroy-Bracamonte was booked on two counts of murder, attempted murder and carjacking under the false name he gave authorities. His wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy, 38, also faces a charge of attempted murder as well as two counts of carjacking.
The couple is held without bail and expected to make their first court appearance Tuesday.
Family Security Matters
by LTC ALLEN WEST (US ARMY RET)
First of all let me send out my best wishes to the two NYPD rookie officers who were attacked by an Islamic jihadist in Jamaica Queens yesterday. As of the time I am writing this, there has been no word about the further condition of the two officers one of which suffered a wound to the arm, the other a head wound and was in critical condition. The hatchet-wielding assailant whose Facebook page clearly conveyed his intent was shot dead by two other NYPD officers. We must stop the insidious practice of cultural jihadist apologizing and dismissal.
As reported by The Blaze, “The deceased suspect has been identified in multiple reports as 32-year-old Zale Thompson, an apparent Muslim who lived in Queens. At a news conference at a hospital where one officer was being treated for a serious head wound, Police Commissioner William Bratton said that investigators were still trying to determine a motive.”
However, a perusal of Thompson’s Facebook page clearly provides insight into a motive – a motive no different from that of Alton Nolen who beheaded a 54-year-old co-worker in Moore, Oklahoma. A motive no different from the two Islamic jihadists in Canada; one who used his car to run over two Canadian Soldiers the other who shot a Canadian Soldier in the back of the head. Thankfully all of these jihadists were killed, save for Nolen in Oklahoma. This is not “workplace violence.” This is not a case of mental illness. This is Islamic jihad coming to our streets.
These individuals are responding to a call for such savagery based on the violent ideology of Islam – no more of this cutesy talk about being radicalized. It is indeed the theocratic-political totalitarian imperialist ideology of the warlord Mohammad they are following – no perversion, as it is written in the Koran and Hadiths. We are simply reticent to admit exactly what this is because it does not make us comfortable. We’re faced with reality and proof positive, yet we strain to refer to this in every possible manner except for what it is – well at least, some do.