...The transfer was conducted on Friday night while Paris was under attack, according to the Miami Herald
. However, it was not disclosed until Sunday afternoon. Cmdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, stated Sunday night that the five men left the base after the terrorists attacks in Paris.
The transfer comes as Congress has sent back to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature the National Defense Authorization Act. The defense policy bill includes tougher restrictions on Guantánamo releases. The White House argues that such limits encroaches on Obama’s commander-in-chief authority. The bill also comes as the administration is crafting a plan that would move at least some of the remaining captives to the United States in order to close the controversial detention center. This is an idea that many in Congress oppose, particularly those from Colorado, Kansas and South Carolina, which have military lockups under consideration as potential war-prison detention sites...
Governors of Michigan, Alabama reject resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states
The terrorist attacks in Paris have prompted two governors to announce that Syrian refugees will not be allowed to resettle in their states.
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan and Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, both Republicans, issued individual statements Sunday declaring that their states would not be open to refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria...
The Crisis Is Islam-If we're not talking about theology we're not really talking about the problem.
...None of this is to say Muslims can never assimilate in the West. The U.S., for the most part, proves the opposite. But there is nothing bigoted about being vigilant when embracing millions of new people who bring all kinds of illiberal baggage with them. If, as Ayaan Hirsi Ali says, we keep pretending this has nothing to do with Islam, we will never actually talk about the problem. There are many good Muslims, but if that’s the only criteria, no one will be able to be critical of any theology or ideology ever again.
Paris Attacks Reveal U.S. Campus Protesters’ Utter Delusion
...College students willing to shut down their schools and demand resignations over Halloween costumes and rumors of racial insensitivity are unable to recognize the face of true bigotry. They can’t even distinguish between microaggressions and terrorism. A surprisingly large number of Black Lives Matter activists took to social media
over the weekend to complain either that the carnage on Paris would steal their media spotlight or that Mizzou and Paris were equivalent. Said one typical post: “Look at all the racists on Twitter using the Paris tragedy to discredit the Black Lives Matter movement at home.”
Paris attacks put dagger through heart of liberal Europe
It’s no surprise, then, that many college students can’t even bring themselves to honor the victims of terrorism. Three days before the Paris attacks, the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities rejected a resolution
calling for a campus-wide moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
The Paris attacks that killed at least 128 people
on Saturday night will put renewed pressure on Europe Schengen agreement and threaten the “very essence” of the European way of life, as far-right parties seek to capitalise on the attacks, analysts have warned.
With Paris now enduring this second major terror bloodbath in under a year, questions are now being asked about how much longer both Europe’s open border system and vision of a tolerant, multi-cultural society can survive...
...The Republican Party rarely wins domestic policy elections. But when it comes to foreign policy, it turns out the American people want someone in the White House who is willing to kill bad guys while suffering no delusions. The Democrats are infantile and delusional. They have reached a point where no evidence contrary to their world view will ever be allowed to pierce their bubble and get them to change their ways.
Barack Obama and the Democrats have no intention of protecting us or killing ISIS. They instead want to wreck our economy with global warming regulations. They think if we wind up having to become powerless tent dwellers like ISIS, maybe then they’ll leave us alone.
The United States needs adults leading it right now.
Mohler: "We cannot abandon the faith just because we are told that we are now on the wrong side of history."
We must speak the truth in love and seek to be good neighbors to all, but we cannot abandon the faith just because we are told that we are now on the wrong side of history...
The Rise of the College Crybullies
The status of victim has been weaponized at campuses across the nation, but there is at least one encouraging sign....
Most Sickeningly Ironic Tweet from Planned Parenthood...Ever
Ugh. This is so absurd that I have to think that they're just trolling pro-lifers. But I actually don't. I think they have zero self insight so don't see how tearing children apart for money might be a little weird...