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President Obama violated a “clear and unambiguous” law when he released five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday.

“[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.

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Detroit judge recuses himself from Palestinian woman's terror case
By Niraj Warikoo



A federal judge in Detroit reversed course and recused himself Tuesday from handling the case of a Palestinian-American woman accused by Israel in the 1969 bombing of a supermarket in Jerusalem, saying his family had a financial tie to the supermarket chain.

 

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman said that “at the time of the 1969 bombing, my family had a passive financial investment connection to SuperSol,” the supermarket in Jerusalem that Rasmieh Odeh of Chicago is accused of bombing in 1969, killing two people.

She faces immigration charges in Detroit, where she first entered the U.S., for not disclosing that she was convicted in an Israeli court of terrorism.

Defense attorneys for Odeh, 67, had argued that Borman should recuse himself because he “is a lifelong active supporter, fund-raiser and promoter of the State of Israel” who had given money to pro-Israel groups, including the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit.

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New Jersey Muslim Flying ISIS Flag Says He is a Patriotic American
By Daniel Greenfield

The media predictably falls for it. I’m not even going to link to the Jessica Remo piece at NJ.com which is the same “It’s all Islamophobia” spin that we’ve been hearing since September 11.

A New Jersey man has raised a flag that is causing concern among his neighbors.

The man recently hung what some neighbors called an ISIS flag outside his home in Garwood. When a picture was posted onto Twitter, neighbors on Winslow Place called the police.

The flag, which is used by an Islamic extremist group responsible for violence in Iraq, has since been removed from display. Even so, neighbors still wonder why the flag was there to begin with.

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Photo credit: Riyad Hassan


By Josh Saul for the New York Post

It always comes back to the dinner table with this guy.

The 75-year-old Pakistani immigrant convicted in Brooklyn of beating his wife to death because she served him lentils instead of goat should get the minimum sentence, his lawyer argued Wednesday — because the lack of Pakistani food behind bars will be a hardship.

“His inability to speak English and his inability to have Pakistani food will make his incarceration even more difficult than the average inmate,” defense attorney Julie Clark wrote in court papers seeking the minimum 15 years to life sentence for Noor Hussain.

But prosecutor Sabeeha Madni countered that Hussain should get the maximum 25 years to life, saying in court, “There are no mitigating factors. Not his age, not his inability to speak English and, certainly, not his dislike for the food in prison.”

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew D’Emic sentenced the wailing killer to 18 years to life behind bars, noting that because of his advanced age, “Whatever sentence I give is likely a life sentence at this point.”

In a lengthy speech before D’Emic pronounced sentence, a sobbing Hussain said, “I am true Muslim. I never fight with my wife.”

Through a Punjabi translator, ​he proclaimed, “In the name of Allah . . . There is no God but God,” before blaming his wife’s death on cancer and a heart attack and whining that he wanted to die.

“Please do me justice and hang me. Give me electric shock so I can die,” Hussain said as he raised his handcuffed hands to his face.

“There is no witness and no complainant in this case . . . they should bring some proof,” he said, adding, “I’m in jail for 40 months, and day and night I recite the Koran.”

Hussain was convicted of beating to death wife Nazar Hussain, 66, with a stick inside their Midwood apartment on April 3, 2011.

“Defendant asked [his wife] to cook goat and [his wife] said she made something else,” court papers said.

Prosecutors said he beat her to death as she lay in bed, most likely starting the attack as she slept. “When her body was later examined by the Medical Examiner’s Office, it was determined that she had been struck more than 20 times about her head, face and arms,” DA Ken Thompson said in a statement after the sentencing.

Hussain was convicted May 29, 2014, in a non-jury trial.


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