Jihad Report: March 15, 2017
Non-Americans who live on foreign soil do not have Constitutional rights…
This judge isn’t just legislating from the bench… He’s rewriting the Constitution…
…for the sake of foreigners who haven’t even touched America…
The most fundamental aspect of a nation’s sovereignty…
…is its right to say who can enter it… Dave
Published March 15, 2017 FoxNews.com
President Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii just hours before it was set to take effect after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality.
Trump addressed the judge’s move during a rally in Nashville, Tennessee calling it “unprecedented judicial overreach” and vowed to fight the move.
The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson prevents the executive order from going into effect, at least for now. Hawaii had requested a temporary restraining order.
“Enforcement of these provisions in all places, including the United States, at all United States borders and ports of entry, and in the issuance of visas is prohibited, pending further orders from this Court,” Watson wrote in his ruling.
The ruling came as opponents renewed their legal challenges across the country, asking judges in three states to block the executive order that targets people from six predominantly Muslim countries.
More than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban, and federal courts in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii heard arguments about whether it should be put into practice early Thursday.
Hawaii also argued to the court that the ban would prevent residents from receiving visits from relatives in the six countries covered by the order. The state says the ban would harm its tourism industry and the ability to recruit foreign students and workers.
In Maryland, attorneys told a federal judge that the measure still discriminates against Muslims.
Government attorneys argued that the ban was revised substantially to address legal concerns, including the removal of an exemption for religious minorities from the affected countries.
“It doesn’t say anything about religion. It doesn’t draw any religious distinctions,” Jeffrey Wall, who argued for the Justice Department, said in court…
Daniel Horowitz March 14, 2017 Conservative Review
When President Trump issued his revised immigration order, I warned that unless we reassess our erroneous views of judicial power, the courts would create an affirmative right to immigrate.
Even though the revised order applies only to prospective immigrants who have never stepped foot on our shores, we predicted that the courts would completely erase national sovereignty. They did not disappoint.
Over the past few days, several liberal legal groups and a handful of blue states (led by Hawaii) have sued against the new order. One federal district judge grotesquely manipulated the rules of standing and issued a temporary restraining order against the executive order, even in a case where Trump’s moratorium was inapplicable.
Trump’s original executive order was on solid enough ground, backed by seven statutes and Article II powers. But this new order cuts to the very foundation of a sovereign nation, the president’s foreign affairs powers, and Congress’ plenary power over immigration, which it delegated 100 percent to the executive branch to ratchet down immigration as needed.
Yet none of these issues were even cited by these federal judges, who have replaced the law and the Constitution with their personal social justice agenda.
Courts becoming unprecedentedly zealous while interfering with immigration law
On Friday, Judge William Connelly of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin issued a temporary restraining order against the new Trump moratorium as it relates to family members of an asylee living in America who is concerned that, despite his approval for asylum status, the petition to bring in his wife and daughter from Syria will be blocked by Trump’s order when it takes effect. Although Connelly did not issue a nationwide injunction on the underlying moratorium, the fact that the judge is granting any relief raises some serious questions.
The Trump administration already made it clear that this order does not apply to those refugees already approved and in the pipeline. So how does a plaintiff get standing to sue based on a “fear” that when the order takes effect (on Thursday), his family might be excluded — if their contention is that they were already in the pipeline?
To begin with, the courts have no right to demand that any alien be admitted to the country even after his visa is approved. But for the courts to grant standing preemptively to someone who doesn’t even have an injury-in-fact is a clear indication that they plan to attack the merits of the underlying executive action when it takes effect. The manipulation of the rules of standing is how the judiciary has become a super-legislature. Hence, an affirmative right to immigrate.
In addition to the pending lawsuit in Wisconsin, the state of Washington went back to District Judge Robart and asserted that the temporary moratorium on immigration from six countries and the refugee program (sections 2(c) and 6(a)) even for FUTURE hypothetical immigrants should be subject to his original TRO. While Robart declined to issue a judgement because of a lack of proper filings, it is safe to assume he will issue some sort of TRO on the revised executive order as well. The logic behind such an order would be no less insane than the logic behind his original TRO…
This proposal makes perfect sense.
It would immediately clear out the most expensive part of health care – emergency rooms –if we put DHS agents at hospital entrances…
Fix’em up and ship’em out…
Progress… one small step at a time… Dave
Ann Corcoran Refugee Resettlement Watch March 15, 2017
Pew Research has done a handy little summary of where we stand with refugees admitted this fiscal year, but most importantly they made a useful graph of how many entered from travel-restricted countries since the first week of December, through Trump’s inauguration and up to last Friday.
There is nothing we haven’t already been talking about as we reported also from Wrapsnet over recent weeks and months, but they put it in a neat little package for your review on the eve of the 120-day moratorium on refugee resettlement.
Pew Research Center: A total of 2,466 refugees from six countries under new travel restrictions – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – have resettled in the United States since Donald Trump became president, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department data. The number of refugees from the six travel-restricted countries represents 32% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. since Trump took office…
Here’s another way Obama protected Islamist bad guys during his misrule… Dave
Patrick Goodenough CNS News March 15, 2017
At least 64 Americans have been killed in Palestinian terror attacks since 1993, but U.S. authorities up until now have never prosecuted any of the perpetrators in U.S. courts.
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment and warrant of arrest for an Arab terrorist involved in a 2001 suicide bombing in a Jerusalem pizza restaurant in which two Americans were among 15 people killed. (See related story)
The indictment against Ahlam Aref Ahmad al-Tamimi, who has been living freely in Jordan since her 2011 release in an Israeli-Hamas prisoner exchange, has been under seal since July 15, 2013.
Scores of Americans have died at the hands of Palestinian terrorists in the Middle East since Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the Oslo interim peace accords at the White House in September 1993.
The attacks have included suicide bombings, especially in 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006, with targets including public buses, restaurants and a university cafeteria. Others have been stabbed or shot to death, including in drive-by shootings.
In 2005, the Bush administration’s Department of Justice established an Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT), a requirement under 2004 appropriations legislation.
Eleven years later, a congressional panel wanted to know why the department had not prosecuted a single Palestinian perpetrator of terror attacks that killed or wounded Americans.
During a Feb. 2016 hearing of the House Oversight subcommittee on national security on the role of the OVT, with a particular focus on Palestinian terrorism, chairman Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) pressed a senior Department of Justice official on the matter.
“The committee has counted that since ’93 at least 64 Americans have been killed, as well as two unborn children, and 91 have been wounded by terrorists in Israel and the disputed territories,” DeSantis said. “How many terrorists who have killed or wounded Americans in Israel or the disputed territories has the United States indicted, extradited, or prosecuted during this time period?”
“I think the answer is – is none,” replied Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brad Wiegmann…
14 Mar 2017
Whenever the media loses control over a powerful term, be it “fake news” or “deep state,” they react with infantile rage, and immediately demand cessation of the term in its “unapproved” use.
As part of that process, they attempt to restrict its historical application to some definition that delimits its use against their ideological interest. Their attempt to rescript the meaning of words gives new meaning to Orwellian for the media’s would-be Ministry of Information.
Maybe CNN will set up a lexicon where we can go and see which words we are allowed to use to ascribe their own activities, much as Chris Cuomo insinuated it was illegal for anyone to look at Wikileaks information, except exclusively at CNN. What this all really covers up in this context is that the media has long been an enabler of the deep state against the democratic demands of the public. No, CNN, the idea of the deep state didn’t start in Turkey, and no, New York Times,pretending the deep state doesn’t exist doesn’t clothe the naked emperor.
The legal and historic idea of the deep state originated in America in a trilogy of studies by a trio of political scholars. The originalist behind the idea was German emigre Ernst Fraenkel who identified Nazi Germany’s path to dictatorship as rooted in the “dual state” where an anti-democratic “prerogative state” often controls much of a government’s policy without regard to, or respect of, legal and democratic constraints.
The idea gained currency in the scholastic community with a famous 1955 study of our State Department by Hans Morgenthau which concluded the American government increasingly and precariously employed a “dual state,” defined as a democratic state and a “security” state whose “hidden security hierarchy monitors and controls” the democratic part of the state for the institutional and ideological interests of “this parallel security” state. Both Eisenhower and Kennedy followed up on the concept in Eisenhower’s respective farewell address famously warning about the “military industrial complex” of our own government and Kennedy’s parallel speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association ten days after the failed Bay of Pigs in ascribing the method of communist governments.
The idea expanded into the “deep state” in the broader journalistic community when Professor Peter Dale Scott in 1993 coined the term “deep politics” to explain aspects of American politics since the 1950’s…
Hmmmm… ;^L Dave
The White House March 15, 2017
Yesterday at the White House, President Donald J. Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reaffirmed their support for a strong, broad, and enduring strategic partnership based on a shared interest and commitment to the stability and prosperity of the Middle East region. They directed their teams to explore additional steps across a broad range of political, military, security, economic, cultural, and social dimensions to further strengthen and elevate the United States-Saudi strategic relationship for the benefit of both countries. U.S. and Saudi officials intend to consult on additional steps to deepen commercial ties and promote investment, and to expand cooperation in the energy sector. The President and the Deputy Crown Prince noted the importance of confronting Iran’s destabilizing regional activities while continuing to evaluate and strictly enforce the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The President expressed his strong desire to achieve a comprehensive, just, and lasting settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to continue the two countries’ consultations to help reach solutions for regional issues. More broadly, the President and Deputy Crown Prince noted the ongoing security and military cooperation between the two countries in confronting Daesh/ISIS and other transnational terrorist organizations that pose a threat to all nations.
The two countries announced their determination to strengthen their cooperation in the economic, commercial, investment, and energy fields, with the aim of realizing growth and prosperity in the two countries and the global economy. President Trump provided his support for developing a new United States-Saudi program, undertaken by joint U.S.-Saudi working groups, and its unique initiatives in energy, industry, infrastructure, and technology worth potentially more than $200 billion in direct and indirect investments within the next four years…
03/14/2017 World Net Daily Leo Hohmann
Nahren Anweya’s family fled Iraq in 1989 after being decimated by Muslim community there.
Sterling Heights mosque site, which critics say was forced on the city by the Obama administration in a sensitive area populated by Christian refugees who escaped Islamic persecution in Iraq.
The saga of the 21,000-square-foot mega-mosque in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is not over yet.
The mayor and city council voted Feb. 21 to settle a lawsuit by a Shiite Muslim group and allow it to build a mosque in a residential neighborhood populated largely by Chaldean Christian refugees who escaped Islamic persecution in Iraq.
A companion suit against the city by Barack Obama’s Department of Justice alleging the city had denied the mosque a permit based on “anti-Muslim” sentiments in the community was also settled at the Feb. 21 meeting, paving the way for the mosque to start construction.
But the counter-lawsuit filed Monday argues that city officials were actually favoring the Shiite Muslims of neighboring Madison Heights while ignoring the wishes of its own citizens who were overwhelmingly against the mosque.
If built, the American Islamic Community Center, or AICC, will become the third mosque in Sterling Heights.
Second DOJ-imposed win for Muslims in less than year
It was the second bitter mosque battle in Southeastern Michigan in less than a year. Obama’s DOJ forced a madrassa on Pittsfield Township, near Ann Arbor, and that town had to pay out $1.7 million to the mosque while sending township employees to be trained on how not to discriminate against Muslims.
After the contentious Feb. 21 meeting in Sterling Heights in which the mayor ordered police to empty the city-hall chambers before the council took a vote on the mosque deal, WND reported that the Chaldean Christians were upset and talking about a counter-lawsuit.
On Monday, they acted. They had Ann Arbor-based American Freedom Law Center, or AFLC, file a civil rights suit on their behalf against the city and Mayor Michael C. Taylor, alleging violations of state and federal law.
“The mayor and the corrupted personal interests behind him have outraged a community which is comprised of the largest minority Assyrian/Chaldean Christians from Iraq,” said Nahren Anweya, spokeswoman for the Chaldean and Assyrian Christians in Sterling Heights. “This minority group consists of more than four generations of refugees and genocide victims under radical Islam.”…
Clarion Project Mar 15, 2017
In episode 10 of The Third Jihad, Clarion investigates radical Islam’s view of the USA, its mission of Jihad and inroads into terror…
Ann Corcoran Refugee Resettlement Watch March 13, 2017
Fighting a war on two fronts! Some Muslims believe “we shouldn’t talk about anti-blackness within the community,
because we’re under siege by Islamophobes. This is not the right time to air internal laundry.” (Kameelah Rashad, University of Pennsylvania)
Yup, you know it is true! Or, why would Somali Muslims, for example, want to build their own mosques in a community where the Arab Muslims already had one?
Also, according to The Atlantic there is a split between immigrant Muslims (many black) and the long-established (well-off) Arabs in America. The tension within the ‘community’ burst in to full-flower, we are told, at a December Muslim conference in Toronto.
The article is a bit disjointed (or maybe it is me!). Or, could that be because the author can’t quite present the politically-incorrect information in a straightforward manner?
[BTW, when you have a few minutes look around at the many historical reports about how light-skinned Arab Muslims enslaved Africans for over a thousand years.]
Here are a few snips of Emma Green’s article at The Atlantic (emphasis is mine):
Muslim Americans Are United by Trump—and Divided by Race
When weary Muslims gathered in Toronto in December for an annual retreat, marking the end of a tumultuous U.S. election year, they probably didn’t expect the event to turn into a referendum on racial tensions within the American Muslim community. But it did…
Even though slightly less than one-third of American Muslims are black, according to Pew Research Center, American Muslims are most often represented in the media as Arab or South Asian immigrants. The distinction between the African-American Muslim experience and that of their immigrant co-religionists has long been a source of racial tension in the Muslim community, but since the election, things have gotten both better and worse. While some Muslims seem to be paying more attention to racism because of Donald Trump, others fear that any sign of internal division is dangerous for Muslims in a time of increased hostility.
While the Toronto conference was upsetting, Evans [Ubaydullah Evans, the executive director of the American Learning Institute for Muslims, who is black] said, he doesn’t think it’s representative of the biggest racial problems in the American Muslim community. White racism toward black people is “not the kind of racism that circumscribes my life as an American Muslim,” he told me. “It’s the social racism I experience from people of Arab descent, of Southeast Asian descent. This is the racism no one is talking about.” [Wait! I thought only white Europeans could be racists! Arabs too?—ed]…
The wave of immigration that shaped today’s American Muslim population began in the 1960s, after Congress lifted previous race-based restrictions on immigration. In many ways, this surge was directly connected to the work of black Muslims and others involved in the civil-rights movement: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 allowed far greater numbers of people from Asia and Africa to emigrate to the U.S. As of 2014, an estimated 61 percent of Muslims were immigrants, according to Pew, and another 17 percent were the children of immigrants. Many of the perceived racial tensions among Muslims come from conflicts between these immigrant communities and non-immigrants, who are often black…
Fox and Friends, with guest Rep. Trey Gowdy Fox News March 13, 2017
South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy gives something for the media to focus on besides spinning and striking out on its millionth Trump-Russia conspiracy theory to explain why Hillary Clinton lost the election…
The answer is: not the U.S…
It will be Iran that benefits from the thousands of Americans lives lost and hundreds of billions spent…
However, the Sunni nations of the Middle East will not stand for Iran’s massive power and territory grab…
Stay tuned for the next round of the war that never ends…
…as Sunnis and Shiites forget all about us and go full-frontal against each other…
When this happens, my recommendation is…
· Intervene only to defend Israel…
· Keep them fighting over there…
· Keep them far away from us (non-Muslim refugees excepted)…
Jonathan Spyer The Jerusalem Post March 10, 2017
On the surface, the wars in Syria and Iraq are continuing at full intensity. The fight between Iraqi government forces and Islamic State in western Mosul is proving a slow, hard slog.
This week, government forces captured the police directorate and the courts complex in the city, moving toward the denser warren of the Old City. The jihadists are fighting for every inch of ground.
Further west, the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) succeeded in cutting the last road from the Islamic State capital of Raqqa to its stronghold in Deir al-Zor.
In the fight between the Assad regime and the Sunni Arab rebellion against it, a rebel attempt at a counterattack in the city of Deraa has led to renewed bloodshed. The regime is continuing its attacks on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus, despite a new Russian-brokered cease-fire.
But while the tactical contests are continuing, the general direction of events in both the war against Islamic State and the fight between Assad and the rebels is now clear.
Islamic State is on its way to ceasing to exist as an entity controlling significant territory. This process is set to continue many months. But having lost tens of thousands of fighters and with the flow of recruits drying up, facing enemies with complete control of the skies and vast superiority in numbers and equipment, Islamic State has no means of reversing the trend.
In Assad’s war further west, meanwhile, the rebellion is in retreat, and its eventual eclipse seems a near certainty.
The regime, with its Iranian, Russian and Hezbollah allies, is seeking to reduce and destroy isolated rebel-held enclaves in the midst of regime-held territory in western Syria. Hence the attacks on Eastern Ghouta and on al-Wa’er in the Homs area. Once this is done, the pro-regime forces may well turn their attention to southwest Syria and eventually also to rebel-held Idlib province in the north.
The regime is also now engaging in the war against Islamic State. Government forces reached the Euphrates River this week, after sweeping through Islamic State-held territory in the east Aleppo countryside.
As the direction of events becomes clear, so the possibility emerges of the Iran-led alliance achieving an overall victory in the Syria and Iraq wars.
Such a victory would, on the face of it, constitute an achievement for Assad. But the Syrian dictator’s own forces are entirely dependent for advances on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah, Iraqi Shi’a militia forces and paramilitary formations created by the Iranians to address the regime’s manpower shortages over the last five years.
That is, the real power behind such a victory would be Iran-arranged forces on the ground. These, in turn, are capable of moving forward only in cooperation with Russian air power, as events in Aleppo and the northwest have shown.
Such an outcome is still distant and by no means certain. But it is no longer an impossibility, and Israeli and US planners will be noting its feasibility, and seeking ways to prevent it or reduce its impact.
What would such a victory look like? It would include the following elements.
First, the Assad regime would succeed in terminating or severely reducing the remaining areas held by the Sunni Arab rebels and Islamists in the western part of the country.
Second, following the destruction of Islamic State-held areas in eastern Syria, regime forces supported by Russian air power would succeed in heading eastward, challenging or co-opting Kurdish and remaining rebel forces in the area, and reaching the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Third, following the reduction or destruction of Islamic State in Nineveh province, the Iraqi Shi’a militias organized in the framework of the Popular Mobilization Units would remain under arms, becoming a permanent feature of the Iraqi political and military landscape. The Iraqi parliament in late November passed a law making the PMU a permanent part of the Iraqi security forces.
The 100,000 fighters of the PMU do not consist solely of pro-Iranian elements. But the main militias and de facto command structures are in the hands of pro-Iranian forces. Most significantly, the Badr Corps of Hadi al-Ameri and the Kata’ib Hezbollah group of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis are directly linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
The militias are now located west of Mosul city, close to the town of Tel Afar. If regime forces push eastward, they will link at the border with their comrades of the PMU, creating a massive contiguous area of de facto Iran-controlled territory all the way from deep inside Iraq across Syria and into Lebanon…
A.J. Caschetta The Hill March 9, 2017
More than 2,000 people attended the funeral of Omar Abdel Rahman after the return of his body to Egypt last month
Pariah? No. Islamists see him as a hero.
Tell me again how Islam is a religion of peace… Dave
One of America’s oldest Islamist enemies, Omar Abdel Rahman, popularly known as the “Blind Sheikh,” died February 18 in a U.S. federal prison after nearly a quarter century behind bars. Though he did incalculable damage to our security during his illustrious career, he also taught us three valuable lessons, even if we’re reluctant to fully apply them.
First, Abdel Rahman showed us how devastating an impact the arrival of just one unvetted Islamic militant can have. Abdel Rahman was an esteemed scholar of Islamic jurisprudence before becoming spiritual leader of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, a violent offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, during the 1970s. In 1981 he was jailed for issuing a fatwa authorizing the murder of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Released three years later, Abdel Rahman played a major role recruiting mujahideen networks fighting the Soviet Union in Afghanistan and has often been credited by Osama bin Laden with inspiring al-Qaeda.
Despite being on a U.S. terrorism watch list, Abdel Rahman entered the United States in 1990 after obtaining a tourist visa from the U.S. embassy in Sudan. The State Department soon realized the mistake and tried to revoke the visa, but Abdel Rahman successfully fought deportation.
Why a known terrorist and sworn enemy of the United States was granted legal resident status is unclear. Some attribute this to a “tragicomedy of errors by American immigration authorities,” while others maintain the CIA helped secure his residency status because it thought it could keep an eye on him and obtain useful information.
The second lesson Rahman can teach us is about surveillance. After being insufficiently vetted, Abdel Rahman began preaching at three mosques in New York and New Jersey, attracting a growing body of recruits and directing them to plot a spree of terror attacks on New York City landmarks ranging from the United Nations to the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. These activities eventually brought Rahman into the FBI’s crosshairs (owing to the courageous informant Emad Salem), but not in time to detect and stop the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that left six dead…
Having been insufficiently surveilled before his arrest, Abdel Rahman was then insufficiently surveilled after imprisonment. Though the terror mastermind was subject to a Special Administration Measure (SAM) that restricted his contact with the outside world to legal counsel, the FBI did not begin eavesdropping on Abdel Rahman’s conversations with his radical leftist lawyer Lynne Stewart and their handpicked translator until 2000, after it came to suspect (correctly) that he was in communication with IG leaders abroad.
Lynne Stewart, who passed away March 7, left us her own lesson:
Never underestimate the willingness of radical leftists to become knowing dupes of religious reactionaries (provided they’re Muslim)
Through messages passed by Stewart (later convicted for her crimes) to and from IG liaisons, Rahman transmitted directives to and received reports from terror operatives abroad. He reportedly gave the order for a 1997 attack in Luxor, Egypt, that killed 62 people, mostly foreign tourists.
The third lesson that Abdel Rahman can teach us is that the criminal justice system is the wrong instrument for handling international terrorist cases, especially those with high-profile defendants. Escaping the death penalty for a lifetime in prison, Abdel Rahman became a powerful symbol and inspiration to Islamists everywhere. Bin Laden issued numerous calls for Muslims to avenge their “sheikh.” In a 1998 interview from the bowels of his cavern hideaway in Afghanistan, bin Laden held the USA “responsible for its attack on that symbol of Islam, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.”…
IBDIR, Jordan — A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in a 1997 shooting rampage was unrepentant after his release from prison Sunday, lashing out at Israelis with harshly derogatory remarks.
Ahmed Daqamseh, who had spent 20 years in prison, was given a rousing welcome in his home village in northern Jordan after his release. He was greeted by chanting supporters who kissed him on the cheek and raised a photo of him with the caption, “Welcome to the hero Daqamseh.”…
In the Islamic world, the mass murder of non-Muslims, especially Jews, is the way to fame… Dave
Brooke Singman Published March 07, 2017 FoxNews.com
The Palestinian Authority has named a children’s summer camp after a venerated local heroine — a terrorist who helped slaughter 37 innocent Israelis in 1978.
The “Brothers of Dalal” youth camp is named in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, who led a 1978 attack in which terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel’s coastal highway, wounding 70 and killing 37 — 12 of them children.
Laila Ghannam, the Palestinian Authority’s district governor for Ramallah, used the Facebook page of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Supreme Council for Youth and Sports to praise the initiative of remembering “pure-hearted Martyrs,” according to Palestinian Media Watch.
Ghannam also “ordered all of the parties involved to do all that is necessary so that the solidarity rally will take place in a fashion worthy of Martyr Mughrabi, her comrades, and all of Palestine’s Martyrs.”
This is not the first time the PLO has named a youth camp after a terrorist.
Following a wave of terror attacks in 2015 and 2016, the PLO Council and Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education named a summer camp after Baha Alyan — who murdered three people. In 2015, the council sponsored a table tennis tournament named for Muhannad Halabi, who killed two.
The council is headed by Jibril Rajoub, who in 1970 was sentenced to life in prison for throwing a grenade at an Israeli Army truck, but was released in a deal between the Israeli government and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
“When you make everyone who kills Israelis a martyr, you make the very idea of coexistence impossible,” said Dennis Ross, a former U.S. diplomat with extensive experience in the Middle East and a Fox News contributor. “Instead of educating Palestinian kids on the virtues of peace, here is an example of teaching them that terror is a good thing — this does not serve the Palestinian cause, just the opposite.”…
Adam Shaw Published March 15, 2017 FoxNews.com
A United Nations report co-authored by anti-Israel scholar Richard Falk on Wednesday accused the U.S. ally of being “guilty of the crime of apartheid” – triggering a furious response from the Trump administration, which demanded the U.N. “withdraw” the study.
America’s U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the report as “anti-Israel propaganda” in a statement late Wednesday.
“The United States stands with our ally Israel and will continue to oppose biased and anti-Israel actions across the UN system and around the world,” Haley said.
The report was commissioned by the U.N Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. While apartheid originally was associated with South Africa, the report said Israel’s policies today meet the definition of “an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination” by one racial group over another.
“Aware of the seriousness of this allegation, the authors of the report conclude that available evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of international law,” the report said.
The commission’s role is to promote economic development in the Arab region, but the U.N. employed a highly controversial figure to co-author the report. Sources told Fox News the report was launched with Falk speaking at a ceremony in Beirut on Wednesday.
Falk, a former U.N. special rapporteur to the Palestinian territories, is known for harsh and often outlandish criticisms of both America and Israel, particularly on matters of Islamist terrorism. After the 2013 Boston Bombings, Falk remarked: “The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world.”
Falk repeatedly has questioned what he calls “the official version of 9/11.” In 2013, he told a radio show host about “gaps” in the standard 9/11 narrative.
“Questioning that deeply the official version of 9/11 does touch the third rail of American political sensitivities, and there is an attempt to discredit and destroy anyone that makes such a bold statement,” Falk continued.
The U.N.’s decision to get Falk, who lives in the U.S., to co-author the report could in itself be seen as a poke in the eye to the Trump administration. Not only has the Trump administration expressed concerns about anti-Israel bias in the U.N., but Falk himself has been an outspoken Trump critic. Earlier this year, Falk said Trump’s inauguration led him to “muse about what it might mean to live in a pre-fascist state.”
A spokeswoman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres distanced Guterres from the report Wednesday, telling Fox News that the report does not reflect his views…
As Israel Apartheid Weeks begin on campuses around the world, Rabbi Sacks has released a new whiteboard animation to explain what lies beneath the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, why it is so dangerous, and why Jews, humanitarians of all faiths and of none, and all those who value a free society, must stand up against it…
Every time you see the word “Albanian,” say “Muslim”… that’s what it really means…
Someone has got to put a stop to Soros… He is a global menace… Dave
John Moody Published March 15, 2017 FoxNews.com
Macedonia gave the world Alexander the Great, who, legend has it, wept because he could find no more lands to conquer. Now, George Soros, the left-wing billionaire who also wants to rule the world, is meddling with events that could plunge Macedonia into chaos or civil war, and escalate U.S. tensions with Russia.
Locked between Greece, Kosovo and Albania – and friendly with none of them — Macedonia is an ethnic patchwork of languages, religions and loyalties. Last year, elections left the nationalist ruling party weakened politically. A group of opposition parties that represent the country’s largely-Muslim Albanian minority put together a fragile coalition that could have let them form a new government.
President Gjorge Ivanov, a member of the nationalist party, refused to accept the opposition coalition, claiming they were puppets of the Albanian government next door. Protesters from both sides spilled into the streets of the capital, Skopje, setting the stage for potential conflict.
Behind the scenes, Soros, a Hungarian-American hedge fund magnate, has reportedly been spending part of his considerable fortune to create groups in Macedonia that would further his socialist agenda. Among them: the Platform for Citizens Oriented Politics, Journalists for Human Rights, and an LGBT Support Center.
Soros, whose track record leaves no doubt he favors the left of center challengers, is not shy about spending for causes he supports. He is said to have spent hundreds of millions of dollars for last week’s “Day Without Women” protests in the United States. He is also a prime force behind moveon.org.
As many as 61 left-wing groups in Macedonia, affiliated with Soros’s Open Society Institute, received millions of dollars from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department during Barack Obama’s administration. Several Republican congressmen recently wrote to the State Department to complain about this use of taxpayer dollars.
The U.S. and the European Union have called on Ivanov to reverse his position and let the coalition of his opponents take power. Russia, on the other hand, backs Ivanov and says the West is trying to impose its will on Macedonia.
Behind all this is a strong Macedonian streak of antipathy toward its own Albanian ethnic minority, which makes up about a quarter of the population…
Adam Shaw Published March 15, 2017 FoxNews.com
Republican senators are asking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to investigate claims that U.S. taxpayer money is being used to back left-wing billionaire George Soros’ political meddling and similar efforts overseas.
A letter sent Tuesday asked for a probe into how U.S. funds are being used by agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to back left-wing political groups in other countries.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, one of the co-signers, even said foreign officials and political leaders have come to him with “reports of U.S. activity in their respective countries.”
He said in a statement: “This includes reports of diplomats playing political favorites, USAID funds supporting extreme and sometimes violent political activists, and the US Government working to marginalize the moderates and conservatives in leadership roles. … This sort of political favoritism from our missions around the world is unacceptable.”
The letter to Tillerson also was signed by Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Thom Tillis, R-N.C.; David Perdue, R-Ga.; Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and Bill Cassidy, R-La. It followed a letter in February from GOP lawmakers asking about whether U.S. tax dollars have been used in recent years to fund Soros-backed projects in the small, conservative-led country of Macedonia.
In particular, USAID funding to Soro’s Open Society Foundations in Macedonia sparked concern that the U.S. Embassy has been taking sides in the country’s fiery political fights. The group’s stated goal is “to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens” but critics claim it’s a front for Soros’ political maneuverings…
I see Islamists use the tactics shown in this video all the time at “interfaith dialogues”…
Study it so you can recognize them… they are very well rehearsed…
It is as if we have their training video… Dave
NBT Zone Feb 16, 2017
Elliot Friedland The Clarion Project Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Today is #MyFreedomDay to raise awareness of slavery and the fight against it. Today Islamic extremists are still perpetuating slavery and justifying it with reference to Islamic history and texts.
Islam came to exist at a time when slavery was widespread and various empires and states in Islamic history practiced slavery. Based on this history and theology, the Islamic State terrorist group reintroduced slavery into the modern world, selling captured women and girls in slave markets for less than the price of a packet of cigarettes.
But ISIS is not the only group of extremists to justify slavery.
Apologists for Islamism, like Georgetown professor of Islamic studies Dr. Jonathan Brown provide cover for slavery. In a speech on slavery in Islamic thought, Brown said, “It’s not immoral for one human to own another human.”
He added, “the Prophet of God [Mohammed] had slaves … There’s no denying that. Was he—are you more morally mature than the Prophet of God? No you’re not.”
As a result of the legacy of slavery, there is a great deal of anti-black racism in the contemporary Arab world.
Slavery only ended comparatively recently in the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia, it was abolished in 1962. Yet despite the formal abolition of slavery in the kingdom, the attitudes of superiority persist and are used to justify appalling treatment of overseas guest workers from countries such as the Philippines.
In Yemen, most slaves were freed in the 1960s, but researchers confirmed cases of slavery as recently as 2010. Al-Jazeera covered slavery in Yemen in a documentary feature exposing the brutal realities of the continued practice.
Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery, which it did only in 1981. Slavery, however, still exists in Mauritania, were an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the population still live in slavery. In 2007 the government passed a law saying that slave owners would be prosecuted. But in 2014, the Global Slavery Index estimated there are 140,000 slaves still in Mauritania, out of a population of 3.8 million.
Those who continue to keep slaves in Mauritania do so with reference to traditionalist Islamic rulings on the topic which permit and regulate the practice of slavery within an Islamic context…
Published March 15, 2017 Associated Press
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigerian officials say at least six people have been killed as four teenage girls detonated explosives worn on their bodies on the outskirts of Maiduguri city. The National Emergency Management Agency says the blasts early Wednesday in the Borno state capital killed the four bombers and two others. They also wounded 16 people. The statement says the blasts occurred near Muna Garage, a common target of Boko Haram extremist attacks in recent months.
Suicide bombings by teenage girls trained by Boko Haram insurgents have become a strategy of the extremist group in the past couple of years…
Give ‘em time. They’ll come around… or not.
3.14.2017 Truth Revolt Trey Sanchez
Saudi Arabia just announced a first of its kind in the Middle East: the creation of an all-girls council in the al-Qassim province, according to the BBC, to help support girls and women in the region. However, there was one tiny detail left out: females.
A picture circulated online (above) of the 13 men of the Qassim Girls Council at the first meeting. Unfortunately, due to Islamic law, the women couldn’t be in the same room as the men and heard about the council watching a video link in a completely separate location.
Even less inclusive, the council chair is Princess Abir bint Salman, the wife of Saudi Prince Faisal bin Mishal bin Saud, but she, too, was not on the stage with the men. The BBC reports:
In Saudi Arabia, a state policy of gender segregation between unrelated men and women is rigorously enforced. But the country may be moving toward loosening some of its rules as part of its Vision 2030 programme.
Its goals included increasing women’s participation in the workforce from 22% to 30%.
In his speech to launch the girls’ council, Prince Faisal said women make up half of society, although looking at that picture, you would not know it…
Translation: “Women’s March Inspires Subjugation of Women”… Dave
Hank Berrien Daily Wire March 13, 2017
Inspired by the Women’s March that took place on January 21, the wife of the mayor of a Pittsburgh suburb joined with a female Muslim friend to create “Hello Hijab,” a small colorful piece of cloth that can be folded into hijabs for Barbie-sized dolls.
On the day of the Women’s March, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, the wife of Braddock mayor John Fetterman, decided to imitate the march with her five-year-old daughter, Grace, parading dolls in their home. They made sure diversity was represented, with a black doll, a doll in a wheelchair, and a doll with glasses, among others.
But then Fetterman realized there were no Muslim dolls.
Fetterman said, “That seemed wrong. The refugee population coming in is mostly Muslim, and they are not welcomed by everyone, which is painful to see. Of course, there are children among the refugees. But there are no dolls for them.”
Fetterman joined with Safaa Bokhari, 30, of Oakland, a Saudi Arabian woman in the United States whose five-year-old daughter plays with Grace. Fetterman and Bokhari looked online for Muslim dolls. When they could not find any, they created “Hello Hijab.” Fetterman stated, “My dream is that every school, with all the dolls they have, will have at least one. If they play with it as children, when they become adults and see someone with a hijab they’ll be more accepting.”…