By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The microblogging service Twitter has suspended the account of the al Qaeda-linked Somali militia known as al Shabab.
A German court decision to criminalize religious circumcisions has turned into an international spat, as Israeli leaders urge Germany to protect the ancient rite and local Jewish and Muslim groups vow to continue the practice.
The Obama administration is defending the U.S. ambassador to Belgium and ignoring calls from many Jewish-American leaders to denounce the envoy for remarks they see as blaming Israel for anti-Semitism among European Muslims.
The day after the U.S. midterm elections, President Obama acknowledged "a shellacking" and promised a domestic midcourse correction.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center — a Los Angeles-based nonprofit group that monitors use of the Internet and social networking by terrorists and hate groups — plans to put Twitter on the cover page of its annual report, to be published in March, the center's associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, said Monday.
"It's a shame if it takes lawsuits and pressure from governments like Germany and France to make Twitter do the right thing," he said. "They should have been on top of this a long time ago. It's not a theoretical issue about freedom of speech. It's a life-and-death issue about terrorism. It's no secret Twitter is used by terrorists for command and control."