Islamic leaders of burned center ask prosecutors to drop arson charge – What a bunch of bullshit! LOL.

Excuse me. Islam preaches forgiveness???? Shit is getting deep, they must believe we are all fucking Idiots!

Ahsan Zahid, assistant imam at Quba Islamic Institute, hopes charges against the homeless man accused of setting fire to this building at the religious center will be dropped. "We always preach forgiveness," he said. Photo: Gary Coronado, Staff / © 2015 Houston Chronicle

Islamic center leaders ask DA to drop charge against homeless man Flanked by clergy from a cross-section of Houston’s religious community, leaders of an Islamic religious center Friday asked prosecutors to drop the felony charge lodged against a homeless man accused of setting one of their buildings on fire. Lending support to the Muslim group were clergy from Jewish and Christian congregations. Prosecutors say Ferguson reportedly told an employee of a convenience store not far from the Islamic center that he hated Muslims. Ferguson was not accused of a hate crime, however, because of the severity of punishment in his existing felony charge. Fire erupted about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 13, gutting a 3,000-square-foot prefabricated metal building being modified for use as a cafeteria and recreation center. Shaukat Zakaria, vice chairman of the Interfaith Ministries board of directors, said Friday’s session was called to express solidarity with the Quba Islamic Institute. While Interfaith Ministries is not structured to actively solicit funds for rebuilding the burned structure, he said, it hopes to help the Islamic group connect with groups that may assist.

Iraq Progresses in ISIL Fight, Key Extremist Confirmed Dead > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Article ViewMore Dead Muslims!

Progress continues across the battlespace in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists, the U.S. Central Command spokesman said, noting that ISIL is prioritizing

WASHINGTON, August 28, 2015 —

Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder told Pentagon reporters by teleconference that the ongoing fight against ISIL remains difficult and is expected to take a while to defeat it.

“The Iraqis are dealing with some tough challenges in certain areas but they also continue to do a lot of the right things,” Ryder said.

ISIL Operative Confirmed Killed in Airstrike

Centcom has confirmed the death of ISIL operative Junaid Hussain, a British citizen who was killed by a U.S. airstrike Aug. 24 in the ISIL stronghold of Raqqah, Syria, the colonel said.

“[Hussain] was involved in recruiting ISIL sympathizers in the West to carry out lone-wolf style attacks,” Ryder said, describing Hussain as very dangerous.

“He had significant technical skills and expressed a strong desire to kill Americans … He no longer poses a threat,” he said.

Ryder noted that Hussain also was responsible for releasing personally identifiable information of about 1,300 U.S. military and government employees, and he “specifically sought” to direct violence against U.S. service members and government employees.

“We have taken a significant threat off the battlefield and have made it very clear [to] ISIL leadership we are going to target them … just as we’re targeting their communications nodes, logistics nodes and military equipment,” he said.

Coalition Airstrikes Continue

“Coalition forces conducted 39 airstrikes this week near Tuz, which is south of Kirkuk city and east of Beiji, in support of Kurdish-Peshmerga ground operations,” Ryder said.

“The airstrikes destroyed 135 ISIL fighting positions and enabled the Peshmerga to retake close to a dozen villages and roughly 250-square kilometers of territory,” he said. “As the Peshmerga advance, they’re resetting and strengthening their forward line of troops.”

The isolation phase in Ramadi continues as coalition forces provide air support to Iraqi security forces in retaking the city, and its 11 airstrikes last week largely targeted enemy personnel, Ryder said.

Iraqi security forces have “made some gains in clearing routes and closing in on the city, but it remains a challenging fight and the Iraqis will have need to keep pressing the attack,” he noted.

Fights For Beiji, Refinery Remain Contested

Beiji and its oil refinery continue to be a center of fighting between Iraqi security forces and ISIL forces, and the area remains contested, Ryder said. The coalition’s 14 airstrikes the past week in the area have taken a “significant number of ISIL fighters and more than a dozen vehicles out of the fight,” he added.

While Iraqi forces hold on to their portion of the complex, ISIL has taken back some ground — but the extremists are “paying a very heavy price for it,” Ryder noted.

“Our goal is to keep the pressure on ISIL while we enable the efforts of the indigenous ground forces in Iraq and Syria,” he said.

Killing ISIS (Uncensored full mini-documentary)

I found this video to be very interesting. The politics of the middle east I don’t believe will ever be sorted out. I remember when Obama said he had no plan to defeat ISIS. The result of that has been Muslim killing Muslim in the masses. What could be better??? Maybe we need to keep dropping weapons to them as we have done. Is there truly a moderate Muslim group? Some of our vet’s say there are some good people over there. What I question though is what will these  “good people” do when they come into power. Will they still be stoning their young Daughters to death because she refuses an arranged marriage, or puts on makeup? I have stopped believing there is such a thing as a “good Muslim” the book they study and believe in instructs them to kill the infidel. So yeah under their rule I would need to die. And if your views are not as radical as theirs, and you refused to worship Allah then you too would die. They will find fault somewhere, it seems they are a blood thirsty people who will never be at peace.  I believe it is coming down to a us or them situation. Coexist no longer exist. To the Bloody End!

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Article View

More dead Muslims.

SOUTHWEST ASIA, August 25, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Syria:

— Near Hasakah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL bunker, an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL structure.

— Near Hawl, an airstrike destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions.

— Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

— Near Washiyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 31 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

— Near Baghdadi, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL rocket rails, an ISIL artillery piece, an ISIL building, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL rocket system, an ISIL weapons cache and an ISIL vehicle.

— Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL excavator, an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL vehicle.

— Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL rocket systems.

— Near Kisik, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL sniper firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

— Near Mosul, five airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL vehicle.

— Near Sinjar, four airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL armored vehicle.

— Near Sultan Abdallah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

— Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun firing position.

— Near Tuz, 12 airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and six ISIL staging areas and destroyed 57 ISIL fighting positions and three ISIL vehicles.

I have no doubt though that the feuding Islamic factions have killed way more muslims today than we were able to.