MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Because of ISIS or Because of Masculinity?

November 19th, 2015 Viewed 1193 times, 2 so far today
You have to admit, they are trying really hard to say that it’s anything but ISIS:
University of California–Merced hosted a “teach-in” to explain that a student who went on a stabbing spree before being killed by a campus police officer did so because of his masculinity – and definitely not because of Islamic extremism — despite the fact that he a photo of an ISIS flag was found among his belongings. Faisal Mohammad also left behind a manifesto including descriptions of how he would like to behead classmates and reminders to pray to Allah. You might be tempted to think that all of this suggests that his violent attacks just might have had something to do with Islamic extremism, however, a flyer for the school’s teach-in on the event made no mention of it. Instead, it said that discussion questions would include: “Why are men more likely to be perpetrators of violence?”

Read more at: UC–Merced ‘Teach-In’: Kid with ISIS Flag Pic Went on Stabbing Spree Because of Masculinity

Under What Conditions Would Pres. Obama Debate Sen. Cruz?

November 19th, 2015 Viewed 1064 times

While it makes for a great point, and it probably should be within the realm of possibility, it will never happen:

“Let’s have a debate on Syrian refugees right now. We can do it anywhere you want. I prefer it in the United States and not overseas where you’re making insults. It’s easy to toss a cheap insult when no one can respond, but let’s have a debate.”

[Hat tip: “I want to encourage you, Mr. President, come back and insult me to my face.”]

And I’ll list the reasons this won’t happen:

ISIS Has Threatened New York City

November 19th, 2015 Viewed 1059 times, 1 so far today

A credible threat this time?

ISIS has threatened to bomb New York City in a newly released video, just days after vowing to attack Washington, D.C.

The slick clip features shots of yellow taxis and crowds in Times Square and Herald Square in Manhattan, with vibrant French music playing in the background – a nod to the Paris terror attacks on Friday.

It then cuts to a man wrapping a bomb around his waist before walking into the crowds and pulling the trigger.

New York police have issued a statement to say they are aware of the footage.

[Hat Tip: A silver lining]

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.