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    A 10-year-old boy was boarding an NYC bus in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn to head home after school. That's how many kids in the city get around as there aren't always school buses. The boy was in the doorway next to the driver and was trying to find his Metrocard to pay for the ride. He couldn't find it. As he was searching his things for the card, he said a short prayer asking for God's help to find it and that's when the bus driver decided to kick him off the bus.

    The boy is Muslim. His prayer, Islamic. The bus driver called him a terrorist.

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    By now you may have heard of the "White Widow," a British fugitive and mother of four who is suspected as one of the masterminds behind the terrible Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi. At least 39 people are dead and more than 300 are wounded. While the 29-year-old woman, whose name is Samantha Lewthwaite, is well known in Great Britain, this is the first time most Americans have heard a thing about her. 

    As investigators continue to question and look into the role Lewthwaite may have played in this tragedy, here are some facts about the "White Widow" that you need to know. 

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    A French woman was fined and sentenced to a suspended jail sentence on Friday, for sending her three-year-old son named Jihad to preschool in an offensive shirt given to him by his uncle. It read “Jihad, Born September 11, I am a bomb.”

    Bouchra Bagour and her brother Zeyad were found guilty of condoning a criminal act, as the shirt obviously recalled al Qaeda’s terrorist act in 2001 that brought down the World Trade Center towers and killed nearly 3,000 innocent people.

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    He’s finally done it. President Obama has united the American public on something ... now if only he could hop on board too. Despite the President’s calls for Congress to “act on Syria,” it seems the vast majority of citizens think the United States should keep its nose out of the middle eastern country’s bloody civil war.

    According to a CNN poll on Monday morning, even though 8 in 10 Americans believe Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, more than 7 in 10 say military action on our behalf “would not achieve significant goals for the United States.”

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    Tensions are really escalating in Syria, and yesterday President Obama dropped a bombshell news that cranks the urgency to deal with the situation over there up a few notches. Remember that attack last week that killed hundreds of Syrian children? It turns out the chemical that was used was sarin gas. Sarin is an odorless liquid nerve agent. It stops your muscles from working properly, namely your lungs, so that you suffocate to death. Just think of all those beautiful children, and over a thousand adults, suffocating to death. I'm sure Obama has, and is as horrified as the rest of us are, which is why yesterday he issued this statement:

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    As worried as we all get about our children, most of us have it damn good compared to living in a war-torn country. Parents in Syria are going through hell right now, as reports have it that innocent women and children were recently killed with a nerve gas attack by the government. One young Syrian dad thought his toddler son had died in the horrific attack. But it turned out he was alive -- and well. The reaction when he's reunited with his little boy for the first time after thinking he'd lost him is one that will make parents weep.

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    It’s been over three years since Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar” and opened fire at the Fort Hood Military base in Texas. He killed 13 people (14 if you include the child one female soldier was carrying) and wounded 32 others before being taken down by former Sgt. Kimberly Munley and her partner Sgt. Mark Todd.

    Munley was honored by President Obama at the State of the Union address in 2010, but now she says she feels “betrayed” by the Commander-in-Chief. In a tearful interview, she told ABD News, “Betrayed is a good word … Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of … in fact they’ve been neglected.”

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    For those of you who think Kim Kardashian isn't anything more than a harmless reality TV star famous for doing nothing (except maybe being a savvy self-promoter), think again. Turns out Kardashian is at the center of a political clash in Bahrain, where yesterday, riot police  had to fire tear gas to disperse people near where Kardashian was set to make an appearance at the opening of her Millions of Milkshakes shop.

    Unlike, say, a Kardashian event in the United States, where fans are hoping for a glimpse, a touch, an autograph of Kim K, the group in Bahrain was protesting Kardashian's very presence. This angry group of very religious Islamic protesters wanted Kim out of their country. Instead of screaming "Kim! Kim! I Love you, Kim!" these protesters were chanting "God is great." And holding signs that read: "None of our customs and traditions allow us to receive stars of porn movies."

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    When it comes to debates, it really is the zingers that people remember. And it appears they could be a factor again in these 2012 elections. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney had some great ones in this second debate. Like when he talked about how if we continue borrowing and spending we are setting this country on "The Road to Greece" and when he turned to President Barack Obama and said, "Have you looked at your pension fund lately? You've got investments in China and the Caymans, too." And oh, yeah, I liked the, "Did he or didn't he call it an Act of Terror in the Rose Garden that day?" Although that one lost a little steam because it is unclear exactly what the Administration did and didn't say those first two weeks. As a fellow blogger said last night, if he did call it an Act of Terror but still kept blaming an anti-Islam movie on YouTube, is that telling the truth or just massaging the release of information?

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    During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, the subject of the al Qaeda terrorist attack in Benghazi came up. Things got heated as Mitt Romney pounded Barack Obama on his refusal to call the attack what it was -- a terrorist attack.

    President Obama claimed that he had denounced the act as terrorism a mere 24 hours after it took place, from the White House Rose Garden. That was right before he boarded Air Force One to fly to Las Vegas for a fundraiser, by the way.

    That’s really strange, because that’s not the story I’ve been following. I touched upon it in our Moms Matter Google Hangout, but I’d like to break it down here, since everything I’ve been reading and watching points to a White House cover-up, and that’s not an accusation to throw around lightly. 

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