Starbucks Red Cup Controversy Sparks Politically Incorrect Christmas Spin-Off

Starbucks’ decision to rip all Christmas symbols off its coffee cups further alienated conservatives who were already fed up with the Seattle-based company’s liberal politics. However, in the wake of the Starbucks red cup controversy, which was first reported by Breitbart London’s Raheem Kassam, a new coffee tumbler stands to reignite the latest battle in the War on Christmas. Just in time for Cyber Monday, Breitbart News launched today its first-ever, limited edition Merry Christmas coffee tumbler. The bright red tumbler is emblazoned with a snowflake-encircled Breitbart ‘B’ donning a Santa hat with “Merry Christmas” printed in bold across its face. The cup’s back features tongue-in-cheek barista boxes denoting the strength of one’s brew, with “Honey Badger”—a Breitbart community mantra for being “in your face,” based on the viral Internet video—representing the strongest blend. “Caution: This beverage contains common sense,” appears at the bottom. The Breitbart Merry Christmas tumblers cost $9.95 plus shipping/handling; given the limited quantities, there is a limit of four cups per order. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit American Veterans organizations.
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France calls For ‘Enlightened Islam’ Against Jihadist Ideology

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PARIS – Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged French Muslim leaders on Sunday to develop an “enlightened Islam” to confront what he called the obscurantist views of Islamic State that lead young Muslims into violence. At their first meeting since the Nov. 13 killings of 130 people, he told about 400 Muslim leaders, imams and activists that France would do everything it could to track criminals, but only they could win the battle of ideas within Islam. The unusual meeting of 10 Muslim federations and five grand mosques was arranged to “cry loud and clear our condemnation of these acts,” Anouar Kbibech, head of France’s Muslim Council (CFCM), said of the massacre in Paris by mostly French and Belgian recruits to the Syrian-based Islamic State movement. It swore allegiance to France and ended with the French national anthem, La Marseillaise. France’s five-million-strong Muslim minority, Europe’s largest, makes up about 8 percent of the population. Two-thirds of them are French citizens. Cazeneuve, whose portfolio includes religious affairs, recalled Islam’s “Golden Age” of prominent philosophers and cooperation among religions, which was a far cry from what he called the perverted Islam of today’s jihadists. “It is your responsibility to revive this enlightened Islam
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Declaring ‘New Beginning’, EU And Turkey Seal Migrant Deal

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a “new beginning” for the uneasy neighbours. Leaders of the European Union met Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels on Sunday to finalise an agreement hammered out by diplomats over the past month, as Europeans struggle to limit the strain on their 28-nation bloc from taking in hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. A key element is 3 billion euros (£2.1 billion) in EU aid for the 2.2 million Syrians now in Turkey. The money is intended to raise their living standards and so persuade more of them to stay put rather than attempt perilous crossings to the EU via the Greek islands. The final offer of “an initial” 3 billion euros represents a compromise between the EU, which offered that sum over two years, and Turkey, which wanted it every year. Now the money, as French President Francois Hollande said, will be paid out bit by bit as conditions are met, leaving the total payout unclear. “As Turkey is making an
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Christie: We Shouldn’t Be Admitting Any Syrian Refugees

GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) was a guest on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz” Sunday to talk about his campaign and the Syrian refugee crisis. Christie made it known that he is not for Syrian refugees coming over to the United States because FBI Director James Comey has said there is “no effective way to vet the people” and that there should not be any Syrian refugees accepted because the nation’s security should be “first and foremost.” “The FBI director has said before Congress that there is no effective way to vet the people. That is the beginning and end of the conversation for me. American national security and homeland security must be first and foremost.” “MediaBuzz” host Howard Kurtz then asked the New Jersey governor if he thought it was an issue to only admit the Christian Syrian refugees like GOP opponent Ted Cruz, which Christie replied by saying it is an issue America should not be admitting any refugees. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Former NYPD Commish: NYC Vulnerable to Paris-Style Attack

Former New York Police Commissioner Howard Safir warned Sunday on New York City’s AM 970 “Cats Roundtable” that the city is still susceptible to terror attacks like the ones earlier this month in Paris that left 130 dead and around 350 more injured. Safir told show host John Catsimatidis (around the 5:13 mark) that there are “so many soft targets” in the city that “there is no reason to believe” the city is not “vulnerable” to a terroristic attack. “There is no reason to believe that we’re not vulnerable,” Safir said. “There are so many soft targets in the city that we cannot be everywhere. What changed the dynamics in Paris is that instead of heading for some of the iconic targets like the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, they picked a local restaurant, they picked a theater. Commissioner Bratton is doing a great job, but you can’t be everywhere. So we have to be vigilant.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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CO Gov Hickenlooper Blames Shooting on ‘Inflammatory Rhetoric’ from Bloggers, Talk Shows

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) blamed Friday’s shooting in Colorado Springs, CO that killed three people on “inflammatory rhetoric” from bloggers and talk shows. Guest host Brianna Keilar asked, “I do want to ask you a final question here. Planned Parenthood, almost immediately, even before we exactly knew the facts or anything about the motivation here. We now know that the shooter referenced ‘baby parts’ when he was arrested. Planned Parenthood is calling this domestic terrorism. Do you agree with that assessment?” Hickenlooper said, “Certainly it’s a form of terrorism, and maybe in some way it’s a function of the inflammatory rhetoric we see on all — so many issues now, there are bloggers and talk shows where they really focus on trying to get people to that point of boiling over. Just intense anger. Maybe it’s time to look at how do we tone down some that rhetoric. Obviously no one is going to try to reduce free speech in that country but that rhetoric — if people are in some way emotionally unstable or psychologically unbalanced, that intensity of rhetoric sometimes seems to pull a trigger in their brain that they lose
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