State Department Goes To Bat For CAIR, Demands UAE Explain Why They Declared Them A Terrorist Group…


Weasel Zippers

Via CNS News:

A State Department spokesman said Monday the administration was seeking clarity from the United Arab Emirates over its decision to list two American Muslim groups as terrorist organizations.

Spokesman Jeff Rathke seemed unaware that one of the two groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has long been engaged in outreach programs with the U.S. government.

He said the administration was “seeking to gain more information on why” the UAE had included include CAIR and the Muslim American Society (MAS) on the list. Others among the more than 80 groups listed ranged from the Muslim Brotherhood to al-Qaeda affiliates and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL).

CAIR and MAS have expressed shock at the move, with MAS saying it would look to the U.S. government to help.

“We’re aware that two U.S.-based groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, were included on the list,” Rathke said. “We’re engaging UAE authorities” on the matter.

It Begins: State Removes These Two “Politically Incorrect” Words From All Tax Forms

Conservative Tribune

Not that it was unexpected in the current grossly liberal legal landscape, but it finally happened in West Virginia – the now politically incorrect terms “husband” and “wife” are being removed from all state tax forms beginning in 2015. The term “spouse” will be replacing both words. (H/T TheLibertyEagle)


The move was in response to two federal court rulings that recently annihilated West Virginia’s marriage protection amendment, which defined marriage in its true form – the union between a man and a woman. In a notice sent down the pipeline last month, the state tax department now defines “spouse” to include those married to someone of the same sex.

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