Vanderbilt students move to oust professor who suggested radical Islam might be a problem

Hot Air

At this point we could probably use a second blog to do nothing but stories about college campuses and the activities of the special snowflakes who are going to create safe space homes for themselves there. The story coming out of Vanderbilt this week might have been shocking in years past, but by now it’s just a footnote to the daily rap sheet. The students at this esteemed university, having seen the “success” of their fellow seekers of knowledge at Mizzou, are looking to give the boot to one of their professors. Her crime? Penning an editorial many months ago suggesting that we might be having a problem with Islam. (TaxProf)

At Vanderbilt, many minority students have in recent days renewed a push for the university to take action against Carol Swain (right), a tenured professor of political science and law, over a column she wrote in January after the terrorist attacks in Paris against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

In the January column, Swain asked, “What would it take to make us admit we were wrong about Islam? What horrendous attack would finally convince us that Islam is not like other religions in the United States, that it poses an absolute danger to us and our children unless it is monitored better than it has been under the Obama administration?”

Many students and others said that the column stereotyped all Muslims in a way that was profoundly biased, but the university defended Swain’s right to free speech.

 

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Jade Helm, Terrorist Attacks, Surveillance, and Other Fairy Tales for a Gullible Nation

Freedom Outpost

Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government.

When terrorists attacked the country, and government officials claimed to have been caught by surprise, the people believed them. And when the government passed massive laws aimed at locking down the nation and opening the door to total government surveillance, the people believed it was done merely to keep them safe. The few who disagreed were labeled traitors.

When the government waged costly preemptive wars on foreign countries, insisting it was necessary to protect the nation, the citizens believed it. And when the government brought the weapons and tactics of war home to use against the populace, claiming it was just a way to recycle old equipment, the people believed that too. The few who disagreed were labeled unpatriotic.

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Breaking: US Embassy in Yemen Releases Emergency Message “Depart Immediately” You Are On Your Own

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US Embassy Staff in Yemen

 

Gateway Pundit

The US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen released an emergency message today warning ALL US CITIZENS to “depart immediately.” The embassy went on to say US citizens are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
Via The US Embassy of the United States in Sanaa, Yemen:

Due to ongoing security concerns, the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa is unable to provide routine consular services but remains open and operational and is providing emergency services. We are continuously analyzing the security conditions and will resume regular consular operations as soon as possible.

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Yemen. U.S. citizens still in Yemen should make plans to depart immediately. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Yemen are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Travelers should reconfirm flight schedules with their airline prior to going to the airport. Flight cancellations occur frequently. There are no plans for charter flights or other U.S. government-coordinated evacuations.

U.S. citizens in Yemen remain vulnerable to kidnappings and terrorist attacks, especially when in transit to and from residences or workplaces. U.S. citizens should exercise caution and take prudent security measures in all areas, especially those areas frequented by Westerners. All U.S. citizens are reminded to vary their routes and times for all travel, maintain a high level of vigilance, keep a low profile, lock car windows and doors, carry a cell phone at all times, and report suspicious incidents to the Embassy.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Yemen enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings, and Country Specific Information for Yemen can be found. Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or, for callers in other countries, by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review the Traveler’s Checklist which includes valuable security information for those living and traveling abroad. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.

The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa is located at Dhahr Himyar Zone, Sheraton Hotel District, P.O. Box 22347. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is (967) (1) 755-2000 (press 0 for emergencies) or (967) 737-789-261. U.S. citizens can also reach the consular section via email at SanaaACS@state.gov.

The US Embassy is open but only for emergency consular services:
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And, just think… In September 2014, Obama bragged that Yemen was a foreign policy success story.

BOMBSHELL: Obama Admin Threatening to ARREST Agents Warning of Terrorist Attack at Border

Conservative Tribune

Federal officials have threatened law enforcement agents with termination and criminal prosecution for leaking information about the threat of terrorist attacks near the Texas-Mexico border, according to a new report.

The government watchdog organization Judicial Watch (JW) says that after it reported on the possibility of radical Islamic terrorists in Juarez, Mexico — just across the border from El Paso — a memo containing warning agents about leaking information “came down through the chain of command.”

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Benghazi Anniversary: Known Benghazi Liar Susan Rice to Brief Congress on Syria

Do you sometimes feel as if America has fallen into the Twilight Zone?   First, we have a (Less than) Million  Muslim march coming up this Wednesday, September 11.  Second, we have the  United States Senate voting  to aid jihadi terrorists al-Qaeda in Syria on Wednesday.  Finally, we’re  getting the word that known  Benghazi liar and National  Security Adviser Susan Rice will brief Congress on Syria on Wednesday,  September 11, the anniversary of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that left four  Americans dead.

According to   CNS:

On Monday, Rice will give a speech about Syria to the New America  Foundation, then speak to the Congressional Black Caucus and participate in a  classified briefing that the administration will provide to members of  Congress,  the Associated Press has reported. She will then participate in  another  classified briefing for Congress on Wednesday–which will be the  twelfth  anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.  homeland and the  one year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the State  Department and CIA  facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

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