Well, this news is going to Muslims’ panties in a twist. It seems the Oldest Koran ‘Destabilises’ Islamic History, Scientists Say It Pre-dates Mohammed
Scientists at the University of Oxford had already revealed that the parchment was among the oldest known Koranic texts in the world, but now several historians say it could be so old that it pre-dates the Muslim prophet, thus contradicting traditional accounts of his life and radically altering “the edifice of Islamic tradition.”
The dating reveals the text to have been written between AD568 and 645, while the dates of Mohammed’s life are traditionally given as AD570 to 632. This means that at the very latest it was written before the first formal texts were supposed to have been collated, and at the earliest it was written before or shortly after Mohammed was born.
Some academics now say that the impact of the text could be comparable to finding a copy of the Gospels dating back to before the time of Christ.
Historian Tom Holland told the Sunday Times that evidence was now mounting that traditional accounts of Islam’s origins are wrong. [snip]
“This gives more ground to what have been peripheral views of the Koran’s genesis, like that Muhammad and his early followers used a text that was already in existence and shaped it to fit their own political and theological agenda, rather than Muhammad receiving a revelation from heaven.
“This would radically alter the edifice of Islamic tradition and the history of the rise of Islam in late Near Eastern antiquity would have to be completely revised, somehow accounting for another book of scripture coming into existence 50 to 100 years before, and then also explaining how this was co-opted into what became the entity of Islam by around AD700.”
OOOOPS! Looks as if Mohammed stole all his “revelations” from someone else as well as Jewish and Christian religions. If this discovery is true, he pulled off the biggest con in world history……just sayin’.
Words fail….nothing but ghouls. Planned Parenthood takes live baby’s brain.
The new video includes O’Donnell’s eyewitness narrative of the daily practice of fetal body parts harvesting in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. She tells the harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male unborn baby whose heart was still beating after the abortion.
Dems support this? They should stop whining about “haters”. This is the Party that call our soldiers “baby killers” while funding and supporting the real baby killers of Planned Parenthood. Since when is infanticide moral or legal? “Late term abortion” is just another term for homicide.
Secret agreements no longer “secret”. The AP reports Iran will be allowed to inspect its own nuclear weapons site instead of IAEA inspectors.
Inspections of the Parchin nuclear site will be ceded to the Iranians as part of the overarching deal reached by the U.S. and five other world powers in Vienna in July, the AP reported. The International Atomic Energy Agency worked out the separate side agreement with Tehran.
Reaction in Congress was swift. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, said it was “unbelievable” that the U.S. would “allow Iran to police these sites themselves” after Tehran denied its nuclear weapons program for years.
According to Senator Menendez, “Hope” is not a great foreign policy strategy. Neither was voting in the worlds’ biggest narcissist but, they did it anyway just because….”hope and change”. Has anyone else noticed how quiet the Dem Senators are on this “Iran Deal”? It’s not even an actual treaty which would require 2/3 of the Senate to pass it. BO knew he couldn’t get a 2/3 majority so, an end run around congress at the UN. Anyone who opposes this “deal” is being called a warmonger. This from the man that set the ME ablaze in the first place. Some legacy!
Dems and Repubs can’t understand why Trump and Sanders, populists, are doing so well. Why?
Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government, and even the economic system. Only one in four Americans are satisfied with the way things are going.
T.S. Eliot once said, “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm – but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” This suggests that one way to find out if those who claim to be trying to help the less fortunate are for real is to see if they are satisfied to simply advocate a given policy, and see it through to being imposed – without also testing empirically whether the policy is accomplishing what it set out to do. The first two steps are enough to let advocates feel important and righteous. Whether you really care about what happens to the supposed beneficiaries of the policy is indicated by whether you bother to check out the empirical evidence afterwards. — Thomas Sowell
Empathy exhaustion is setting in for many Americans. Immigrants plan to protest Republican debate in Cleveland, without a permit
Rally participants do not have a city permit to protest, as is required by a new city ordinance. Organizer Don Cannon said the U.S. Constitution gives him permission to have nearly 200 protesters rally against recent statements Trump has made regarding minorities and immigration. A group of representatives of the progressive group Code Pink and members of Change.org have given city officials a “head’s up” regarding their Stop the Hate rally. A second group planning to have a presence at tomorrow night’s debate is Americans United for Change. The group is hoping to show “how out of touch, and out of date all the candidates in the Republican field are.”
The #blacklivesmatter crew will also be present. The goal is to disrupt the forum changing the focus from the candidates to the SJWs and their choice of “status victims”. So far the #1 social justice victim class is crossing the border illegally which puts black Americans further down on the List of Empathy. Maybe black ‘folks’ will wake up to the fact they are lowest on the Dem totem pole until it comes time to vote. That is the ONLY time #blacklivesmatter to the Dems. I will be adding more throughout the day on the Forum and the candidates.
Murders 60 year old woman, rapes 14 year old girl, wounds a mom walking with her kids in the park. The asshat doesn’t have any ID, speaks no English and, jumped the border from Mexico. The judge wants to know why he’s in the country and why he wasn’t held by Border Patrol for deportation. The bond has been set at 10 million dollars to keep him locked up.
PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Lake County sheriff’s deputies learned that Juan Emmanuel Razo was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico more than two weeks before his arrest in the death of a 60-year-old Concord Township woman. Razo made his first court appearance Tuesday in the death of Margaret Kostelnik where a judge set a $10 million bond. He’s also accused in the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl and the shooting of another woman who survived. Razo pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, but still faces possible murder and other charges in connection to the other incidents. Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Brian Butler said during the court hearing that during a July 7 traffic stop, deputies contacted border patrol agents who advised the sheriff’s office not to detain Razo despite his status as an undocumented immigrant.
Lake County murder suspect found to be in country illegally during July 7 traffic stop Yes, indeed another big fail. The 60 year old would be alive, the girl may have not been raped and, the mom walking with her kids would not have been shot if he had been detained. Another great example of the government working for everyone but US citizens. How sick is that? In the meantime Obama Admin Scrambles to Recoup Illegally Issued Amnesty Documents
The administration has issued 2,600 three-year work permits in violation of a federal district court’s injunction halting President Obama’s executive amnesty programs — expanded DACA and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). USCIS says it is replacing the three-year EADs with two-year ones. The judge who halted the programs in February, Judge Andrew Hanen, has said he will call top Obama immigration officials into court to explain the violations to his injunction if the agency has not come into compliance to the court’s satisfaction by July 31.
About the Blacklivesmatter whiners in Cleveland; the whole narrative is upended by CCTV. They are the same kind of liars as the Ferguson crowd. The 14 year old was taken off the bus because he was drunk. The crowd acted like a bunch of ignoramuses interfering for no reason whatsoever, jumping to conclusions with their perceived notions of fairness and equity. What a bunch of assclowns. Officers trying to help the kid by getting in touch with his mother are approached by crazy people, crazy knownothings get pepper sprayed. Officer warned the angry crowd to back off twice but, the righteousness of their “cause” (which by the way is mostly fabrication) got the better of them. So, then it became a dangerous mob. They should be storming Planned Parenthood not an officer trying to help a kid in trouble. Cleveland RTA video shows Movement for Black Lives activists surround police before officer uses pepper spray (raw video) Black Lives Matter co-founder threatens to “shut down” GOP convention…they aren’t ready to face reality. This….Cleveland, OH – Participants of the Movement for Black Lives conference at Cleveland State University, which ended Sunday, harassed Northeast Ohio Media Group reporter Brandon Blackwell for recording their public demonstration. http://www.weaselzippers.us/230260-video-black-lives-matter-racists-harass-reporter-because-hes-white/ A sad spectacle with more to come……
Correction: An attempted rape on a 14 year old girl. She identified him as the perp.
The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech and walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he was introduced to a United States Marine Corps General.
As they talked, the Iranian said, “I have just one question about what I have seen in America .”
The General said, “Well, is there anything I can do to help?”
The Iranian whispered, “My son watches this show called ‘Star Trek’ and in it there is… Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, Uhura who is black, and Sulu who is Japanese, but there are NO Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn’t understand why there aren’t any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians, Palestinians, Saudis, Syrians, or Pakistanis on ‘Star Trek’.
“The General leaned toward the Iranian Ambassador, and whispered in his ear, “That’s because it takes place in the future…”
Welcome to “Capitulation Monday”
“President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is a dangerous and destabilizing failure, and it is telling that he is seeking Russia and China’s seal of approval of his deal before administration officials have even briefed Congress. The stakes are too far high for America’s security to be outsourced to the United Nations… July 20th will be a powerfully symbolic day for the Obama-Clinton foreign policy legacy, which will be remembered as a dark time in American history when the mullahs in Iran and the thugs in Havana celebrated at America’s expense.”
I can’t remember being so disgusted with any sitting President or SoS as the BO/Clinton/Kerry especially when they are only now demanding the release of “American hostages” in Iran.
How does anyone respect BO or Kerry? Not everything is as transparent as it seems, especially with the side agreements between Iran and the IAEA
Kerry says he’s “disturbed” by the angry rhetoric coming out of the mouths of our new Iranian friends.
In his address, the despotic ruler of the Islamic Republic called for the destruction of the state of Israel and asked fellow Muslims to resist the wishes of the “arrogant” world powers.
In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Kerry called Khamenei’s remarks “very troubling,” especially considering that Tehran had just signed a diplomatic accord with world powers concerning its nuclear program.
The media fell all over itself to denounce Trump, as did many Republican candidates and pundits. Trump was called incendiary, insensitive, a clown, not serious, damaging to the Republican “brand,” not what “we” are about, and so on
I am so sick and tired of both sides of the political aisle explaining to us “who we are”. How would they know? Most of them have been in the elitist bubble of DC so long they don’t even know who they are, much less know “who we are”. They flounce onto the political stage making more demands of us, telling us they know better than we do what we should eat, act like, believe in, and how we should worship.
They yammer on and on how our immigration system is broken, the only way to fix it is to expand the eleven programs (yes, eleven visa programs) to allow more foreign workers and, give “amnesty” to every illegal who jumped the border or overstayed their visas, that is approximately 22 million people. Adding more and more to the taxpayer burden for the social justice programs necessary to feed, house, and educate those with zero viable skills. If, as Obama insists, we are not the worlds’ policemen, we certainly aren’t the worlds’ orphanage either. We have enough tired, poor and hungry to deal with in our own country (highest number ever recorded) without adding to the already overburdened taxpayer by adding more and, having to borrow to pay for them. And, Trump is right, we don’t need the criminal element coming here.
Both sides want to raise taxes, mostly on the rich. But, it would seem that word “rich” doesn’t mean what it implies. The “rich” aren’t individuals per se, but the group known to most as the middle class. Because it is considered the largest group, where most of the income resides, it is now known as the “rich”. Pols have their own definitions of words. One thing that will never change is their insistence on knowing every single thing about you while you know literally nothing about what they are doing behind closed and locked doors to you. All you hear is “trust me” and “we have to pass the bill to see what’s in it”. Do any of you actually trust anyone enough to not read a contract before you sign it? In that spirit, here is the deal with Iran.
President Prissy Pants has declared he will veto any attempt to block the bill or to change it. But, a number of BOs’ previous advisers are not happy with his “deal”. Isn’t it grand?
Late last month, several Middle East policy experts–including prominent former Obama administration officials–warned that negotiations with Iran were heading in the wrong direction. “The agreement will not prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapons capability,” they said, and warned that the terms would “fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of a ‘good’ agreement.” They suggested that any Iran deal would have to cover five crucial elements–each of which, they suggested, were lacking in the emerging terms of the agreement.
Of course, he didn’t mention the Americans being held hostage in Iran, much like Carter and his debacle. Major Garrett asks THE question and BO does his best thinskinned reply. BO says he knows there will be an intensive debate but, he also won’t accept any changes to his “deal”. Why not? He just handed the ME to Iran on a silver platter and thinks this is a good idea?
Side note: We have had an incredible amount of rain and flooding and frequent loss of power due to storms over the last three weeks. Lots of damage from flooding and saturated ground. We could sure use some of that “global warming” to dry us out and help the farmers in southern OH.
After 2.5 weeks of rain, every single day, the sun came out for OUR birthday party. This, without a doubt, is the greatest country on the face of the earth. We are an exceptional nation and an incredibly free and generous nation. We have so much to be proud of and to be thankful for, especially to the Founders of this nation. We will outlast the PC crowd, the race baiters and all the pols who are doing their level best to bring us to our knees.
Epic fail; million person march (racist rally) ends in abject failure.
Celebrate the way you want, where you want…
Weenies burn flag to protest cops, get attacked by bikers, need cops to save their asses …..looks like some of us know we’re being conned by a very minimal amount of people backed up by some very wealthy people who “donate” extreme amounts of money to “buy” a Congressman/woman or President. The corruption is just breathtaking. Stupid people burning flags have no idea they are just pawns. It doesn’t take courage to burn our flag, it takes pathetic ignorant people who have zero courage. Obama started this anti-police attitude with his Robert Louis Gates stupidity. The biggest con of them all sits in the White House.
In case you, or anyone you know, would like a refresher;
Happy and safe Fourth to everyone.
Privileged and pouty. Aren’t they the picture of happiness? More of MO’s phony excuses to shop in Europe and sight see. Why go to the UK and Milan, Italy to espouse educating girls and “Food 2.0”? Why isn’t MO in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan extolling the virtues of educating girls? Not enough 5 star hotels or high end shops? Does anyone believe all these tourist travels and high end vacations will continue when BO is out of office and the perks end?
Before the EU jaunt, there was a party for five hundred of their closest friends at the WH. We are assured by BO’s talking head Earnest the Obamas paid for this event “out of their own pocket”.
If it had not been for Al Sharpton and his tweeting it might have remained a “private” affair.
Instead, the announcement came from the Rev. Al Sharpton, who tweeted as he was “Leaving the White House party w/POTUS and FLOTUS. Awesome to see Prince and Stevie Wonder on keyboards together. Unbelievable experience
They are such celebrity huggers. Of course, at this point in time BO and MO have to schmooze a little, the money train will be ending soon for both of them. They won’t have the taxpayers footing all the bills for the perks they both love so much.
Free countries like our own have an even more powerful claim on the patriotism of their citizens than do other kinds of countries. But it seems to be our country has even greater need of it than most.
Every country requires a high degree of cooperation and unity among its citizens if it is to achieve the internal harmony that any good society requires … Most countries have relied on the common ancestry and the traditions of their people as the basis of their unity. But the United States of America can rely on no such commonality; we are an enormously diverse and varied people; almost all immigrants or the descendants of immigrants … we are always vulnerable to divisions among us, which can be exploited to set one group against another and to destroy the unity and harmony that has allowed us to flourish. We live in a time when civil demotion has been undermined and national unity is under attack constantly.
That’s it in a nutshell. If you think our country is in a mess, look no further than academia to see why. All societies are not created equal. We are an exceptional country and, our history is astounding, warts and all. Is it any wonder why people from all over the world clamor to come to the US for a better, more rewarding, life. Our public schools were established not just to end illiteracy but, to promote civic virtues and ‘socialize’ all, citizen and immigrant, into our culture of “Liberty and Justice for all”. Is it a big surprise to anyone that people are running to get their kids out of the public school system, run by Progressives and Unions, into schools that actually teach their kids how to be useful citizens and literate? Charters and private schools have long waiting lists for a reason. To base “our history” on class, gender, ethnicity and race is the crudest form of higher education and dumbs down history to benefit Progressive divisiveness.
Executive amnesty by any other name is still amnesty. Trade in Services Act and, TiSA: A Secret Trade Agreement That Will Usurp America’s Authority to Make Immigration Policy
If you read these statements closely, you’ll see that most of them concern only the TPP and its lack of impact on immigration policy. But the Trade in Services Agreement, or “TiSA”—another trade deal being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration—is another story; there is little doubt that it will constrain the future ability of the United States Congress to regulate U.S. immigration policy. In fact, deregulating the U.S. work visa system, and therefore opening it up to foreign corporations that provide services (as opposed to goods) is the explicit purpose of an entire annex (section) in TiSA, entitled “Movement of Natural Persons.”
Read the list of “service based industries” in the second article of those professional areas included. Nothing has been left out!
“The leaked TiSA text makes it clear that contrary to the claims by proponents of fast-track trade promotion authority, the reality is that those voting for fast track are ceding key powers to make immigration law and policy to an unelected group of corporations and foreign governments.
Dems got all wee wee over Obama being Obama. Fun stuff… you see, it was all about him and his legacy…
By making a rare, last-ditch visit to Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama’s message to House Democrats was clear and simple: The trade deal they’re in danger of voting down is about him.
“TAA has always been an absolute admission to me that there is going to be lots of lost jobs,” Rep. Louise Slaughter, a top House Democrat from New York, said before the vote. Multiple Democrats echoed that sentiment on the House floor.
There was also palpable anger at the president leading up to the vote. Rep. Peter DeFazio said he thought Obama “tried to guilt people and impugn their integrity.”
“There was a number of us who were insulted,” DeFazio (D-Ore.) said in an interview after the meeting with Obama.
He’s been insulting all of us for years now…the Dems are just starting to notice?