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May, 2020

Battle of Ramadan’: Jihadis Kill 584, Injure 587 in Three Weeks of Holy Month

Breitbart Breaking News

May 21, 2020

by Edwin Mora

Casualties at the hands of jihadis during the first three weeks of Ramadan hit a grim milestone, exceeding 1,000 with 584 fatalities and 587 injuries, data compiled by Breitbart News shows.

This report covers April 24, the first full day of the holy month, through May 14. On average, Islamic terrorists killed about 28 people and injured an estimated 28 others during that three-week period. There were an estimated 56 casualties, which include fatalities and injuries, each day.

Islamic terrorist attacks have continued seemingly undeterred during Ramadan despite the ongoing Chinese coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdowns.

Jihadis from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), the second deadliest-group during the holiest month for Muslims, have reportedly dubbed their efforts the “Battle of Ramadan.”

This year, the number of casualties, which includes deaths and injuries, is on pace to exceed those from 2019.

The 1,171 casualties (584 fatalities, 587 injuries) during the first three weeks of the holy month have already surpassed the 1,087 (531 fatalities, 556 injuries) during the same period last year by about ten percent.

The Afghan Taliban remains the bloodiest and most prolific group, with 76 attacks (264 deaths, 278 injuries). Taliban narco-jihadis are responsible for about half all the attacks and casualties, respectively.

During Ramadan’s ongoing month, there have been 164 attacks in 18 countries, the vast majority in Afghanistan.

Despite the fall of its so-called caliphate early last year, ISIS continues to wreak havoc in what some monitor groups and news outlets have described as a potential resurgence, mainly in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.

ISIS is the second-deadliest terrorist group during Ramadan, responsible for the most bloody single-day attack (32 fatalities, 133 injuries), which took place at a funeral in Afghanistan on May 12.

In the last few weeks, the group has carried out some of the deadliest attacks in months in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This week’s count covers the heinous attack on a maternity ward in the Afghan capital of Kabul that left at least 24 people dead, including mothers and newborns, and 16 people injured. While the U.S. blames ISIS’s wing in Afghanistan for the attack, Kabul blames the Taliban. Breitbart News’ Ramadan count did not assign the responsibility for the attack to either group, but as both potential culprits subscribe to jihadist ideology, the attack is almost certainly jihadist in nature.

Early this year, the United States and the Taliban signed a preliminary agreement to pave the way for intra-Afghan negotiations and the withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces.

The vast majority of the victims of the Ramadan attacks are Muslims.

Breitbart News recorded some attacks by militants from unknown groups using Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in areas within the Sahel region of Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria, known to be jihadi hotbeds. IED is a preferred weapon of jihadis, known to urge their members and supporters to engage in jihad on Ramadan, believing that martyrs will get extra rewards in paradise.

Despite these attempts, violence is entirely dissonant with Ramadan for most Muslims. Most of them follow the tradition of abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, having sex, and other physical needs each day, starting from before the break of dawn until sunset during Ramadan.

Breitbart News primarily gleans its tally from the Religion of Peace website and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) in coordination with news and government reports.

This report only includes incidents where Breitbart News has corroborated those reports and online entities that monitor jihadi activity. It also omits attacks where the jihadist nature of the perpetrators is not clear, including attacks where no group has taken responsibility in an area where terrorists of non-jihadist ideologies are also present.

The overall number of attacks and the associated casualties could be higher, given that Breitbart News is not able to confirm all incidents. Moreover, monitor groups do not document all terror events online. Death and injury figures may change as some victims succumb to their wounds.

For the most part, the tally excludes casualties suffered by jihadis. Some of the documented incidents in Syria may inadvertently include deaths and injuries sustained by rebel groups with Islamic terrorist ties.

All the terrorist attacks so far during Ramadan 2020, as documented by Breitbart News, include:

Please click here to read the full list of casualties


Mississippi Church that Refused to Obey Lockdown Orders Burned Down by Arsonist Who Leaves Message

Red State

April 21, 2020

by Brandon Morse

The burnt ruins of the Greater Union Baptist Church, one of three that recently burned down in St. Landry Parish, are seen in Opelousas, La., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The first fire occurred March 26 at St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, and the second happened April 2 at Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas. On April 4, Mount Pleasant caught fire. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

For some time, a Mississippi church has been defying government orders to keep lockdown rules in place in order to hold services as is the American’s constitutional right to do so. However, one arsonist took it into his own hands to make churchgoers suffer for practicing said rights.

According to Fox News, the Holly Springs church was burned down on Wednesday, and while police are investigating it as an arson, the arsonist left a message for churchgoers with spraypaint:

The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs in Mississippi burned down early Wednesday morning. The congregation had been in a legal battle to continue holding services despite the novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown orders.

The building went up in flames between 2-4 a.m. Investigators said the church was spray-painted with graffiti before an explosion blew out the front of the building, according to Fox 13.  Maj. Kelly McMillian of the Marshall Count Sheriff’s Department confirmed the fire to be a criminal act of arson.

Thomas More Society senior counsel and lawyer for the church, Stephen Crampton, spoke with Fox News about the fire and said the perpetrators spray-painted a message that read, “I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits.”

Crampton noted that churches all over the nation have put targets on their backs thanks to their firm stance on practicing their right to freedom of religion.

“We’re in a time where I don’t think it’s any secret that there’s a growing hostility toward churches, across the board,” Crampton said. “And now, here are churches like First Pentecostal that are sort of stirring up the waters by being outspoken and somewhat firm about seeking to protect their Constitutional rights.”

He added, “They’ve had bad comments [sent their way] on social media. … There is just a segment that takes issue with the church standing up, and the church just being the church.”

 Please click here to read at Redstate website  https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2020/05/21/mississippi-church-that-refused-to-closed-burned-down-by-arsonist-who-leaves-message/

An Orange county, CA doctor speaks about the repercussions of having an opinion other that the preferred line of propaganda.

Click here to listen and watch on You Tube

FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn 'to get him to lie' and 'get him fired,' handwritten notes show

Gregg Re

Fox News

April 29, 2020

Explosive new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017 -- and openly questioned if their "goal" was "to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired."

The handwritten notes -- written by the FBI's former head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap after a meeting with then-FBI Director James Comey and then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Fox News is told -- further suggested that agents planned in the alternative to get Flynn "to admit to breaking the Logan Act" when he spoke to then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period.

The Logan Act is an obscure statute that has never been used in a criminal prosecution; enacted in 1799 in an era before telephones, it was intended to prevent individuals from falsely claiming to represent the United States government abroad.

"What is our goal?" one of the notes read. "Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?"

The handwritten notes are devastating evidence of an effort to disregard all standing protocols and rules, Sidney Powell said

"If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ + have them decide," another note read. Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley called the document's implications "chilling."

The memo appears to weigh the pros and cons of pursuing those different paths. "I don't see how getting someone to admit their wrongdoing is going easy on him," one note reads. Flynn did not ultimately admit to wrongdoing in the interview.

The document indicates that the agents at least discussed the merits of a by-the-book approach: "If we’re seen as playing games, WH [White House] will be furious."

The bombshell materials strongly suggested the agents weren't truly concerned about Flynn's intercepted contacts with Kislyak during the presidential transition period, except as a pretext.

Please click here to read this detailed article in its entirety.

'This is deeper than a cover-up': Rose McGowan denounces Democratic party, calls the media a cult

McGowan is angry over the hypocrisy on sexual allegations against Joe Biden

The Blaze
by Carlos Garcia
April 29, 2020

Actress Rose McGowan denounced the Democrat party and the media in an emotional post calling both a "cult" that only pretended to be "the good guys."
McGowan, who sounded the alarm against sexual predator Harvey Weinstein but went unheeded, posted her comments on social media on Wednesday.

"I used to be a proud Democrat. I would have died for this damned country & its ideals. I was raised to be a proud Democrat," she said, explaining how much she supported the party in her youth.

"And I was always told it was the Democratic Party that were the good guys, that our papers were [the New York Times] and [the Washington Post] & we as a family loved listening to [All Things Considered] & we'd talk about how much we loved [Ira Glass'] voice," she continued.

"But now i know too much," McGowan said.
"And I feel really quite a sense of loss tonight. I am not a cynical person, but America goddamn. Republicans have always been painted as the bad guys, and i've always seen them more as a cult, but now i realize so are the democrats and the media. Macro and micro," she continued.
"This is deeper than a cover-up," McGowan concluded. "And I'm sad because there's death around all corners & shadows in the daytime. It hurts."

McGowan did not elaborate on why she was denouncing the Democrat party, but it was likely because so many on the left were defending Joe Biden against allegations of sexual assault. In another tweet from Monday, McGowan excoriated Biden over the assault claims.

"Answer your taxpayers, answer Tara Reade, stop speaking through your manager," she said.
"You are a creep. You know it," McGowan added. "We know it. I know it. Tara definitely knows it."

Click here to read the article on The Blaze


Faces of coronavirus pandemic response connected to globalists

by Patrick Howley
April 4, 2020

President Donald Trump is fighting to find a medical solution for Coronavirus in the short term, expressing hope that the anti-malaria drug Chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine can help patients suffering from the Chinese virus.

The truth is that President Donald Trump is locked in an intense power struggle with Bill Gates, who is pushing his vaccines, which may not be available to the public until after November’s election. Gates has a lot of pull in the medical world, he has a multi-million dollar relationship with Dr. Fauci, and Fauci originally took the Gates line supporting vaccines and casting doubt on Chloroquine.

Coronavirus response team member Dr. Deborah Birx, appointed by former president Obama to serve as United States Global AIDS Coordinator, also sits on the board of a group that has received billions from Gates’ foundation, and Birx reportedly used a disputed Bill Gates-funded model for the White Houses’ Coronavirus effort. Gates is a big proponent for a population lockdown scenario for the Coronavirus outbreak.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID, a division of National Institutes of Health, NIH) director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is represented by the Aurumn Speakers Bureau, initially criticized Trump’s hopeful assessment of Chloroquine, saying in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that “There’s no magic drug for coronavirus right now,” and lectured, “Let me put it into perspective for the viewers .. there has been anecdotal non-proven data that it [chloroquine] works… but when you have an uncontrolled trial you can never definitely say that it works.”

But now Fauci has changed his tune and launched a public relations campaign huddling closer to Trump. Fauci said that he would definitely prescribe Chloroquine for patients. “Yeah, of course, particularly if people have no other option. These drugs are approved drugs for other reasons. They’re anti-malaria drugs, and they’re drugs against certain autoimmune diseases like lupus. Physicians throughout the country can prescribe that in an off-label way. Which means they can write it for something it was not approved for.”

Please click here to read the article in its entirety:

U.S. government jumps in to protect church rights amid coronavirus

'There is no pandemic exception to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards'

World Net Daily
By WND staff
il 14, 2020

Joining a lawsuit by a Baptist church, the U.S. Justice Department is warning officials in Greenville, Mississippi, they must recognize "there is no pandemic exception to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards" in their response to the coronavirus.
"Individual rights secured by the Constitution do not disappear during a public health crisis," the DOJ said in a brief filed in a case brought by Temple Baptist Church against the city.
"These individual rights, including the protections in the Bill of Rights made applicable to the states through the 14th Amendment, are always in force and restrain government action."
The church sued after the city fined people for sitting in their cars in the church parking lot to listen to a sermon by the pastor broadcast through a radio signal.
The Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Temple Baptist.
"In Greenville, you can be in your car with the windows rolled down at a drive-in restaurant, but you can’t be in your car with the windows rolled up at a drive-in church service," said ADF spokesman Ryan Tucker.
"To target churches that way is both nonsensical and unconstitutional," he said. "This is why we have asked the court for a temporary restraining order to immediately halt enforcement of the city’s order while our lawsuit moves forward, and it’s also why the U.S. government has filed a statement of interest that urges the court to rule in the church’s favor."
First Liberty Institute is representing King James Bible Baptist in Greenville and On Fire Christian Church in Louisville in similar cases.
"We welcome Attorney General Barr's defense of religious liberty during this critical time," said spokesman Kelly Shackelford. "In too many instances, as religious Americans have sought to abide by important public health guidelines during this pandemic they have been singled out for restrictions that go beyond what the CDC requires. We are grateful to the attorney general and the Department of Justice for assisting in the defense of religious liberty for all Americans."

Please click here to read the article in its entirety:


"I Found the Source of the Coronavirus"

By laowhy86
il 1, 2020

Please click here to watch the YouTube video of a person familiar with China, the language, who shares this public information about the source of this virus in Wuhan, Communist China.

'Shocking' list of what's killed the most people in 2020

Coronavirus is at bottom of list compared to everyday killers

World Net Daily
By Joe Kovacs
Published April 1, 2020 at 5:09pm

With millions of Americans concerned about coronavirus, radio host Rush Limbaugh is providing some perspective on the actual number of fatalities from COVID-19 compared to those from other causes.
On his Wednesday broadcast, Limbaugh cited a list from worldometers.info that rounded up the worldwide deaths from Jan. 1 through March 25 of 2020:
"Coronavirus: 21,000 deaths.
Seasonal flu: 113,000.
Malaria: 228,000.
Suicide: 249,000.
Traffic fatalities, 313, almost 314,000 deaths.
HIV/AIDS, 391,000 deaths.
Alcohol related deaths, 581,000.
Smoking-related deaths, 1,162,000.
Cancer deaths, 1,909,000 deaths.
Deaths attributed to starvation, 2,382,000 deaths.
And death by abortion, 9,900,000."

"I'm not trying to make any correlation," Limbaugh explained.
"I'm not trying to say, 'Hey, we're overreacting to coronavirus death.' I'm just giving you the stats here. You can react to these stats however you wish."
He added: "You still have some really shocking numbers. Because we don't talk about it. We got suicide hotlines. We try to teach people to drive safely. We do whatever we do with HIV/AIDS. We tell people to drink responsibly, tell people not to smoke, try to devise cancer treatments, we try to feed people."
Limbaugh even mentioned efforts by his hometown of Palm Beach, Florida: "The town website where I live is chiding people for being on the beach, for standing too close together while their dogs are pooping. I mean, you wouldn't believe it. I've seen it all."

Click here to read the article in its entirety at World Net Daily.


March 5, 2020

should be pinned to the top of this page for it provides the most recent and comprehensive accounting of the evils perpetrated by Islamic terrorists.
A March 2, 2020 article in the British The Guardian notes the recent casualties in Afghanistan since the end of the partial "reduction of violence".
A March 5, 2020 article in the Jerusalem Post notes "The Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Ken Roth, accepted a major donation from a Saudi real estate tycoon by promising not to support advocacy of the LGBT community in the Middle East and North Africa."
An easy name to remember, https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ is your go-to place to keep track of the treacherous miscreants.

Planned Parenthood alone will murder 345,000 children this year. Some of those children will be born and butchered alive...and it's legal.

February 28, 2020
Fight For Their Lives

I've been asked a lot lately why we at Liberty Counsel are pushing so hard to enact the Born-Alive Bill into law. The most common question we receive is "Why do we need a new law — aren't babies protected from murder after birth?"

The sad truth is that there exists a loophole in our legal system whereby survivors of abortion — fully born, living, breathing infants — are not treated as actual, living human beings in the eyes of the law.

Worse yet, as our client Sandra Merritt exposed in her earth-shattering videos, unscrupulous abortionists are taking advantage of this loophole in order to deliver babies alive — then chopping their living bodies up for sale to the "research" market because organs harvested from living babies command a higher sale price than organs harvested from aborted corpses.
The sheer number of such questions we have fielded lately underscores the ever-present need for what we do here at Liberty Counsel. The cases we handle — like Sandra Merritt's — are just as important as the education we provide to the public, to the members of Congress and to the Trump administration.

The Lord has called all of us here at Liberty Counsel to be defenders of truth. But without you, we can neither defend the legal rights of Christians under attack in the courtroom, nor can we defend the rights of the unborn in Washington, DC, by educating elected officials on the horrors of abortion.

Over 60 million children have been lost to abortion in America since 1973's unconstitutional Roe V. Wade ruling. As I mentioned earlier, Planned Parenthood alone will butcher another 345,000 this year. And some of those children will continue to be butchered ALIVE.

Please, help fund the fight for their lives today.
Tuesday's cloture vote on the Born-Alive bill, which was needed to end the Democrat filibuster preventing a full vote, did not go our way. BUT we made a lot of progress in pulling reluctant legislators to our side on this issue, including earning the votes of all six "swing" votes!

We will continue to fight the Democrat filibuster, even as we work to change the hearts and minds of every representative and senator in the United States Congress. Our fight will not be finished until every baby enjoys the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

Stand with us now, and join the fight for their lives! Select Here

In Christ,
Mat Staver,
P.S. Liberty Counsel, including our vital legal and educational work, is funded only through good people like you. Please, support this crucial, God-given mission today. Select here     

Disney Announces First Official LGBTQ Character in Kid's Movie

February 27, 2020
American Family AFA.net

Let Disney know your family won't see this movie!

Alerting all parents! We need your help to make sure as many people as possible are aware of Disney pushing the LGBTQ agenda on families, particularly children, in the upcoming animated movie Onward, set to hit theaters Friday, March 6.

The character of Officer Specter, voiced by openly gay Lena Waithe, is a purple lesbian Cyclops whose dialogue reveals her sexuality. In one scene, Specter and her police partner Officer Gore, voiced by Ali Wong, pull over a driver who claims he was distracted by the bad behavior of his girlfriend’s sons. Specter empathizes by saying, "My girlfriend's daughter got me pulling my hair out."

There have been numerous attempts by Disney to indoctrinate children with the LGBTQ agenda discretely and now more overtly. In 2019, Disney proudly admitted to there being a gay couple in the animated children's series Star Wars Resistance.

In the past, there were mostly speculations about the inclusion of LGBTQ characters by Disney. For example, Disney's Finding Dory (2016) briefly depicts a lesbian couple in one scene. The live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast (2017) continued testing the waters with a brief implication that LeFou was gay. And more recently, Toy Story 4 (2019) showed two moms in the background dropping their child off at school then returning to pick up the child, who hugs them. It is obvious that the child has two mothers, and they are parenting together.
These scenes are subtle in order to desensitize children. But now Disney has traded its subtlety for intentionality. Please click here to read the article in its entirety.

Shocking Honesty: Virginia Democrats Really Are Targeting Churches

25 February 2020
The Family Foundation

Gone are the [short-lived] days of “You can have religious liberty as long as you keep it inside the four walls of your church.” Even that sentiment has now become a relic of the past. Now it’s about making sure that churches, religious schools, and nonprofit ministries with Biblical and historical viewpoints can no longer continue to function consistent with their core faith tenets. As the new Democrat majority has made crystal clear over and over throughout this process, they truly do intend to use the coercive power of the state to purge many religious groups of their basic religious orientation and identity – all in the name of elevating the notions of disordered sexual orientation and identity.

Yesterday, as Democrats passed SB 868 (D-Ebbin) 54-46 on the House floor, we witnessed yet another revealing round of “Simon Says.” Delegate Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax), increasingly acting as spokesperson for his fellow Democrats, continues to squelch all doubts as to the intent and the impacts of their SOGI (Sexual Orientation- Gender Identification) legislation for faith-based individuals and organizations who maintain traditional, orthodox and frankly just scientific positions about the nature of marriage and human sexuality. Delegate Simon AGAIN made it emphatically clear that the primary purpose of their main SOGI bill is to prevent religious groups, including churches, synagogues, and schools from operating in accordance with their core faith tenets in the areas of sexual conduct and identity.

Tomorrow, the House version of this same bill, HB 1663 (D-Sickles) and several other SOGI bills will be heard by the Senate General Laws Committee. Please click here to read the article in its entirety.

Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan: The Israeli-Palestinian situation explained

29 January 2020
BBC News

The "deal of the century". The "last opportunity" for Palestinians. A "win win opportunity for both sides."

That's how Donald Trump and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu described the US President's Middle East peace plan which was revealed yesterday.

Israel and Palestine have been in conflict for decades over various political issues such as borders, refugees and the control of Jerusalem.

Under Mr Trump's new plan, Jerusalem will remain as Israel's capital but it has been rejected by Palestinian leaders.

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been going on for more than 100 years, so there's a lot to try and get your head around, but we've broken it down for you here.

Please click here
 to read more of the article which elaborates on the roots of this long time conflict.

Or click here
to read more on wikipedia about the Trump Peace Plan

Or click here
 to see what the liberal Israeli news organization Haaretz.com has to say about it.

January 16, 2020

This youtube video from a 2010 panel discussion that includes Franklin Graham, also features Anjem Choudary a radical Islamist miscreant who just last year (2019) got out of jail after three years incarcerated in the U.K. As time passses a number of his toadies are also being released.


Ten years have passed, and God Bless America!, the Islamic flag has not yet flown over the White House, or the British Parliament as Choudary predicted. But we must remain vigilant and know that this evil enemy does not rest.

Dr. Dobson: we Must Support Initiatives That Promote Religious Liberty in US and Around the World

CBN News

We are facing an epidemic of religious persecution worldwide, unlike anything seen in modern history. A recent report prepared for the British government found that an estimated 80% of this persecution is being perpetrated on followers of Christ. Indeed, this report found that religious oppression was “arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide.”

Every month:

    255 Christians are killed
    104 are abducted
    180 Christian women are raped, sexually harassed or forced into marriage
    66 churches are attacked
    160 Christians are detained without trial and imprisoned

These statistics represent individual followers of Christ. Have you heard their stories? Do you pray for the families of martyrs who die for their faith? Their plight is desperate!

But there is hope.

In September, President Donald Trump delivered a historic address at the United Nations on the issue of religious freedom. Because his message was largely ignored by the media, I am posting an excerpt below. What you will read here is administration policy.

The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.

Regrettably, the religious freedom enjoyed by American citizens is rare in the world. Approximately 80% of the world’s population lives in countries where religious liberty is threatened, restricted or even banned...

Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution.

Please click here to read the article in its entirety on the Christian Broadcasting Network website.


 'Uphold Our Constitution': Trump Marks Major Milestone with Appointment of 150th Federal Judge

Ben Kennedy

WASHINGTON – President Trump just celebrated the appointment of his 150th federal judge on Wednesday – a huge milestone that will have a lasting impact long after the president leaves office.
These lifetime appointments will impact the federal judiciary for decades to come on big issues like abortion to religious rights.
"A truly momentous achievement," Trump said. "They will uphold our Constitution as written. These distinguished men and women are some of the most gifted scholars, respected jurists, and finest legal minds ever placed on the federal bench."
Of the 179 positions on the circuit court, 43 are occupied by President Trump's nominees. Four seats are currently open with five more expected to become vacant soon.
In comparison, President Obama nominated 55 circuit judges during his entire 8 years in office.
"Percentage wise you'll never beat one man and you know who that is, George Washington, 100%," said Trump. "But in terms of, I would like to say quality and quantity, we are going to be just about number one by the time we finish."
But confirming these nominees hasn't always been easy.
Democrats and liberal groups have ramped up their opposition against conservatives, like Amy Coney Barrett who was criticized for her Catholic faith.
And most recently, Lawrence VanDyke was accused by the ABA of bias against LGBTQ people.
"He's done work for groups like Alliance for Defending Freedom and that flags him as oh you must be someone who will be unfair for example to LGBT litigants before him which he said they unfairly said that he wouldn't say he would be fair to all litigants and that's not true," Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino said. "(VanDyke said), 'I believe everyone is made in the image and likeness of God and they need to be treated equally'."
Severino was in the East Room during what she calls an "exciting milestone for the president," pointing out that it's not just the Supreme Court that makes historic rulings.
"People don't realize more than 99% of cases end at the appellate courts, they don't get to the Supreme Court," said Severino.
Trump has also placed two of the nine seats on the US Supreme Court. A move Republican lawmakers say will define his time in office.
"The defining moment of your presidency for me was the Kavanaugh hearing," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "This room would be empty if we had failed Brett Kavanaugh."

Please click here to read the article at The Christian Broadcasting network where it was published in entirety.

Sweden: One in Four Women are Afraid to Leave Their Homes

Fear being assaulted or threatened.

 7 October, 2019
Paul Joseph Watson
Summit News

According to a new survey, almost a quarter of Swedish women are afraid to leave their homes over fears they will be attacked or sexually assaulted.
“15.3 percent of people aged 16 or older stated that they did not want to go out in the evening out of concern about being assaulted or threatened. Among women, the proportion was almost 25 percent,” reports Statistics Sweden.
As we reported back in August, sales of pepper spray in some areas of Sweden have surged as much as 90 per cent amidst concerns over the country’s rape problem.
After a string of four sexual assaults and rapes in the span of five nights, Swedish police in numerous cities advised women to not walk alone at night and to go home early.
Figures released last year found that 58 per cent of convicted rapists and 85 per cent of all convicted assault rapists in Sweden were born outside of Europe.
In cases where the victim did not know the attacker, the proportion of foreign offenders was more than 80 per cent. Nearly 40 per cent of the convicted rapists are from the Middle East or from Africa, areas of the world from which Sweden has accepted large numbers of migrants in recent years.
A study by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet found that 88 per cent of gang rapists in the Scandinavian country over the last six years have had a migrant background.
Other figures show that migrants from Muslim-majority nations commit 84 per cent of “very violent” rapes in Sweden.

Click here to read the original article at summit news.

The teenager married too many times to count

By Nawal al-Maghafi
BBC News
 4 October 2019

 A BBC investigation has uncovered a secret world of sexual exploitation of children and young women by religious figures.
Clerics are grooming vulnerable girls in Iraq and offering them for sex, using a controversial religious practice known as “pleasure marriage”.
Warning: Some readers may find some of these details upsetting
Rusul woke to find herself alone. Her new husband had gone. The marriage had lasted just three hours.
It wasn't the teenager's first marriage. It wasn't even her second, third or fourth. In fact she's been married too many times for her to count.
Rusul's harrowing way of life was triggered by an encounter when she was at work... 
Click here if you have the stomach for it  to read the report about an ongoing practice of  the religion of peace in its entirety at the BBC website.

Oct. 3, 2019
A recent CBS poll addressed the most recent "impeachment" attack on President Trump by the Washington swamp. The results of the poll show more about the intent of the mainstream broadcast network to shape opinion rather than to enumerate people's opinions. Sharyl Attkisson took a close look at this CBS poll. Their own results indicate that most people recognize these "impeachment" proceedings are just another attempt to harrass the president, and overturn the people's choice of president in the 2016 election.

CBS Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Across All Parties Think Latest Impeachment Talk Just To Hurt Trump’s Re-Election

"As media outlets rushed to report recent polls showing Americans favor an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a closer examination of those polls reveals far more about their bias.

It first should be noted that it is expected that after weeks of the media blasting headlines about Trump’s alleged crimes and violations it comes as no surprise that polls indicate Americans also think Trump has committed crimes. Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson went a step further, diving into the CBS poll, which showed a majority of Americans favored the impeachment of Trump.

Attkisson looked into the poll for her column at The Hill, and discovered that while a majority did claim they favored an impeachment inquiry into Trump (55% to 45%), the poll overly sampled Democrats.

“A check of the poll data shows it interviewed 124 more Democrats than Republicans. That’s a statistically significant difference — 6 percentage points more Democrats than Republicans,” Attkisson wrote. “Assuming, for the sake of argument, that Democrats and Republicans generally respond along party lines, a sample that looked at 6 percentage points more Republicans instead of Democrats would blow the ‘headline’ that ‘a majority of Americans’ favors the impeachment inquiry. It would, theoretically, change the pro-impeachment inquiry majority to a minority: 49 percent favoring the impeachment inquiry, and 51 percent opposing.”


Finally, Attkisson pointed out, a majority from each party – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – said they believed the “primary goal of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is to ‘politically damage Donald Trump’s presidency and his reelection.’”


Of course, this doesn’t mean everything is looking positive for Trump, but as Attkisson concluded: “we already are seeing the continuation of a trend that proved problematic in 2015 and 2016: polls being used to try to shape public opinion, rather than to measure it.”

Please click here to  read the article in its entirety at ConservativeMedia.com

Trump Stands Up for Religious Freedom

He champions the issue at the U.N. more vigorously than any of his predecessors.

Wall Street Journal Opinion/Commentary
By Kelsey Zorzi
Sept. 23, 2019 6:55 pm ET

President Trump isn’t known as a champion of human rights, but on Monday he became the first American president to convene a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom. He kicked off the U.N. General Assembly’s annual session with a “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom.”
Flanked by Secretary-General António Guterres and Vice President Mike Pence, the president declared: “No right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, flourishing society than religious freedom, yet it is rare around the world. As we speak, many people of faith are being jailed, murdered, often at the hands of their own government.” More than 80% of the world’s population lived in nations that restrict religious freedom as of 2009, and the situation hasn’t improved, according to Pew Research.
Mr. Trump is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with several world leaders, including Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. Administration officials say he will speak to them about violations of the human rights of religious minorities, including Christians. Topics will likely include Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and Egypt’s Islamic extremist groups.
Mr. Trump’s call to action was the culmination of a series of advances on international religious freedom over the past two years. U.S. officials at the U.N. have repeatedly issued statements indicating that religious freedom is America’s top human-rights priority. In July the State Department hosted its second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington. Officials from more than 100 countries and more than 1,000 civil-society leaders gathered to discuss the subject. Mr. Trump played a pivotal role in several religious-freedom victories, including the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy, and the freeing of Pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Turkish captivity. Mr. Brunson attended Monday’s event.
At the U.N., Mr. Trump announced that the U.S. is committing $25 million to religious-freedom efforts and launching a coalition of businesses for religious freedom. A few weeks ago the administration launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance, the first international body devoted to advancing religious freedom. The alliance is intended to “build on efforts to date and bring like-minded countries together to confront challenges of international religious freedom,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his keynote address at the July ministerial.
After the U.S. pulled out from the U.N. Human Rights Council last year, some wondered if the U.S. would withdraw from the U.N. altogether. Mr. Trump has now made clear that he intends to engage the U.N. system where it has potential to make a positive impact on those suffering human-rights abuses, particularly abuses of the right to freedom of religion. As the president said, it’s an issue of “urgent moral duty” for all nations.

This article was found at https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-stands-up-for-religious-freedom-11569279353

Linda Sarsour Is Now Bernie Sander’s Campaign Surrogate

The Clarion Project
by Meira Svirsky
September 11, 2019

Bernie Sanders has teamed up with Linda Sarsour, who is now working as Sander’s campaign surrogate...

Linda Sarsour is an Islamist activist with ties to Muslim Brotherhood and terror-linked organizations, sharia-apologist and self-identified feminist (except, we might assume, when her feminist stances would conflict with sharia law – which we can assume is quite often).
Quite the personality for a candidate for the American president to be aligned with.
Yet for us, the voters, it’s nice to have such clarity about a candidate.
Click here to read the article in it's entirety at the Clarion Project.

Ilhan Omar Challenged in Minnesota by Muslim Reformers

The Clarion Project
September 8, 2019

Muslim reformers are challenging the Islamist narrative Congresswoman Ilhan Omar represents — and they’re taking this challenge straight to her district in Minnesota by holding a “Muslim town hall.”

The video is a dig at Omar who bashed Ani Zonneveld, president of Muslims for Progressive Values, for asking Omar a question about female genital mutilation (FGM). Zonneveld asked Omar to make a statement against FGM, to which Omar launched into a tirade against Zonneveld, calling her request an “appalling question.”
Please click here to read the full article including the video.

Hard to imagine a woman in the West making this defense, but then again...

Canadian Muslim Scholar Explains Why Pedophilia is Ok in Islam

April 18, 2017

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What the Top Democrat 2020 Presidential Candidates  Believe About Israel In Their Own Words

Christian Broadcasting Network
Emily Jones

This article lays out the beliefs of the (currently) to Democrat presidential candidates- Joe Biden, Corey Booker, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg regarding their stance of Israel.
Click here to read the article on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Florida- Federal indictment: Suspect sent bomb threats to judges 'for cause of Islamic State'

Jeffrey Schweers
Tallahassee Democrat
Published 11:20 a.m. ET June 20, 2019 | Updated 12:24 p.m. ET June 20, 2019

A former inmate at Blackwater River Correctional Institution in Milton claimed he threatened to blow up the secretary of state and several judges around Florida "for the cause of the Islamic State," a federal indictment issued this week said.

Noah D. Stirn, 24, was indicted on 12 counts June 18 relating to letters to state and federal agencies he allegedly sent out while a state inmate between April and May. The letters threatened to use "C4" and "car bombs" to do harm to public officials, Lawrence Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced today.

He was originally charged by a criminal complaint sworn out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI affidavit said Stirn admitted to writing threatening letters to the Florida Secretary of State, the Social Security Administration, and several U.S. courts in Pensacola, Miami, Gainesville, Panama City and Tallahassee.

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Fake News?

“Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate; errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them.”

                                                                                 -Thomas Jefferson



May 30, 2019 United States

It is pretty clear that a group of Somali teenagers were up to some intimidating mischief one May 17, 2019, Friday evening recently at a train station in Minneapolis. There were probably about 8-10 of them, some were "ring leaders" and some no doubt  hangers-on.  Several were identified and arrested, not much has been said partially because of their youth.  Looking at the following news and opinion links, you’ll be able to judge the editorial bias of the publishers.


Snopes, the long time bastion of liberal truth and fiction,  minimizes the event because it doesn’t help the liberal agenda when immigrant youths misbehave. Snopes was quick to note that there was no racial motivation- Snopes being the only source I found that mentioned “racial” anything.


As the ostrich with its head in the sand, some reporting veered far around the fact that young Muslim Somali immigrants were not assimilating into our peaceful culture. Other websites did note the facts. The “progressive” leftists were quick to note that the physical violence resulting from their "hammers" or "bars" may not have been as great as some (evidently fear-mongering islamaphobic) sources reported.


The local government and agencies seemed to minimize the event, the ostrich posture no doubt beneficial to their tourist and university treasuries’ interests.


If you have some time on your hands, visit these websites for a reminder or lesson in information and dis-information.











Is "FAKE-NEWS" in the eye of beholder? Pray for wisdom and discernment, as we are bombarded with assaults of various kinds including  leftist controlled media.

Clarence Thomas: Abortion for eugenics 'not hypothetical'

 Posted By Bob Unruh
On 05/28/2019 @ 12:48 pm
at World Net Daily

Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday bluntly warned the other justices on the U.S. Supreme Court they need to start acting on various abortion-law cases because of the industry’s threat “to achieve eugenic goals.”

That, he warned in a concurring opinion, “is not merely hypothetical.”

The case centered on a law in Indiana that banned abortions based on sex or disability and required the state to ensure deceased unborn infants are provided a “proper burial.”

A lower court blocked the law, and the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the requirement for “proper burial” but continued a block on the ban on eugenics in abortions.

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One nation faces brand-new terror dilemma in schools

World Net Daily
On 05/27/2019 @ 6:27 pm

The Netherlands now has two Islamic middle schools, and one has ties to terrorism, reports the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Terror expert Jelle van Buuren of Leiden University told IPT that when “we used to talk about jihad, we were always fixated on bombs and Kalashnikovs.”
“Now, we find ourselves looking more at intolerance, and the spread of ideologies. The problem is: if you arrest someone with a Kalashnikov, it’s basic. But what do you do with clubs that use democratic rights to undermine democratic values?”
Writing for IPT, Abigail Esman, author of “Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West,” said it was Dutch intelligence and counterterrorism agencies that determined in March that one of the schools has a tie to violent jihad.

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The “Equality Act” Specifically Targets Religious Freedom

By Gregory S. Baylor
Alliance Defending Freedom
May 23, 2019

The badly misnamed “Equality Act” was introduced in both houses of Congress in March, and it was passed by the House of Representatives in May.
If passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to existing laws banning discrimination in places of public accommodation (like hotels and restaurants), employment, housing, and by recipients of federal financial assistance (among other things).
But what many might not realize is that this legislation specifically targets our constitutional right to religious freedom.

Please click here to read article in its entirety at the Alliance Defending Freedom website.

Proponent of American Caliphate Encourages Voting

Jihad Watch
May 21, 2019 1:00 pm
By Daniel Greenfield

Imam Siraj Wahhaj has been in the news lately because of the family terrorist training camps. He’s also an unindicted co-onspirator in the World Trade Center bombing.

So, of course, the Philly Tribune runs an uncomplicated photo montage of him encouraging the “Muslim community” to go out there and vote.“Imam Siraj Wahhaj encourages members of the Muslim community to get out and vote.”

 But we know what kind of political system the Imam is in favor of and it’s not democracy.“Islam is better than democracy. Allah will cause his deen [Islam as a complete way of life], Islam, to prevail over every kind of system, and you know what? It will happen.

 Especially in America.

 “Wherever you came from, you came to America. And you came for one reason—for one reason only—to establish Allah’s deen [Islam as a complete way of life], as a servant of Allah.”

Wahhaj has long supported every facet of Sharia Law, including its call for brutal punishments like the removal of one’s hands as the penalty for theft, and death by stoning as the penalty for adultery. By Wahhaj’s reckoning, such harsh measures are wholly justified by Islamic scripture. As he proclaimed in a May 1992 sermon: “I would cut off the hands of my own daughter [if she stole] because Allah stands for Justice.” On another occasion, Wahhaj said: “If Allah says 100 strikes, 100 strikes it is. If Allah says cut off their hand, you cut off their hand. If Allah says stone them to death, through the Prophet Muhammad, then you stone them to death, because it’s the obedience of Allah and his messenger—nothing personal.”

Imagine if the media actually reporting on Imams the way it reports on traditional Christian and Jewish clergy.

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 See Muslim demonstrate proper way to beat wife

Link to a youtube video

Posted on World Net Daily
On 04/04/2019 @ 5:08 pm

Lest anyone think Islam is a “cruel religion,” a Qatari sociologist has uploaded a video to an Arabic YouTube channel in which he demonstrates the proper “Islamic” way to beat one’s wife.

Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj Al-Ansari, who uploaded the video March 29 to the Al-Mojtama YouTube channel, explained husbands don’t need to beat their wives frequently, but occasionally it’s necessary “out of love” so that “life can move on,” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which translated the video from Arabic.

“How does a husband beat his wife? He gives her a disciplinary beating out of love. He loves her. The beating should be light, and must make the wife feel her femininity and her husband’s masculinity,” Al-Ansari said.

In the video, he demonstrates with a boy, Nayef, who presumably is his son.

He slaps the boy on the shoulders, grabs him and shakes him, and says loudly: “I told you not to leave the house! How many times do I have to tell you?”

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Nigerian Muslim Militants Kill 120 Christians in Three Weeks


Thomas D Williams
March 16, 2019

  The recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the Christian Post reported.

The Fulani jihadists, who have become a greater threat to Nigerian Christians than the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, stormed the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma, and Ungwan Gora in the Kajuru Local Government Area last Monday, destroying 143 homes, killing 52 people, and wounding dozens more.

The assailants reportedly split into three groups, the first of which fired upon the people, the second set fire to buildings, and the third chased down people fleeing from the scene. Victims of the assault included women and children.
Monday’s incident followed an attack the day before in the Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru, where 17 Christians were killed and dozens of homes were burned.

In the first week of March, Muslim extremists massacred more than 30 Christians in Karamar village, setting fire to several houses and a church. The terrorists reportedly shot at families trying to escape the fire, killing 32.

The spate of recent attacks against communities has taken place within the predominantly Christian Adara chiefdom of southern Kaduna.

The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Kajuru Local Government Area to try to contain the violence.

In late February, militants attacked the Maro village, killing 38 Christians and torching homes as well as a Christian church.

The Christian Post reported that Fulani militants killed thousands of Christians in 2018 alone in what many are calling a Christian genocide in Nigeria’s Middle Belt.
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A Clash Act: Dems Push LGBT Takeover

by FRC Action senior writers
March 14, 2019

The original U.S. Constitution can survive a bomb, a massive fire -- even a nuclear blast. But can it survive the House majority’s agenda? Based on their latest bill, no one is quite sure.

Some reporters at yesterday’s Equality Act press conference wondered if they were at a party. And in retrospect, maybe they were -- the Left’s farewell to the First Amendment. Religious liberty and free speech have had a good run, but as far as Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) concerned, they’ve stood in the Left’s way long enough. It’s time to get back to the business of controlling how every American thinks, speaks, and acts on issues of human sexuality. (How ironic that these same people accused Republicans of being fixated on America’s bedrooms!)

Most people were outraged by Barack Obama’s nationwide bathroom mandate, but that’s a conservative love pat compared to the boom Democrats are trying to lower on mainstream morality. If you can imagine a country without women’s sports, boys and girls restrooms, gender-specific pronouns, privacy, parental rights, workplace dress codes, business autonomy, Christian wedding vendors, and conscience protections -- you’ve got the Equality Act. It’s a world that hunts down and punishes anyone who thinks differently from the Left on gender or sexuality. And that includes schools, businesses, food banks, adoption agencies, homeless shelters, day cares, faith-based ministries, and government offices.
Picture walking into your child’s preschool for mandatory transgender story hour. Or think about your teenage daughter finishing gym class and being forced to shower and change with biological boys. Imagine being fired for calling someone “him.” ...

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Here is reality based look from Democrat Sen. Manchin

11 Christians Killed Every Day for Their Decision to Follow Jesus

By Lindy Lowry
March 13, 2019

The Christian persecution we read about in Scripture and history books is not a thing of the past. It still exists. Today, in the 21st century, we are living in a time when persecution against Christian believers is the highest in modern history. According to Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List—an in-depth investigative report focusing on global Christian persecution—persecution is increasing at an alarming rate. Research for the List indicates that each day, a staggering 11 Christians are killed for their faith in the top 50 countries ranked on the World Watch List.

Below, we look at the world’s 10 most dangerous places to be a Christian—countries where saying “yes” to following Jesus is truly a life-or-death decision.
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Charges Dropped Against Christian Pastor Arrested at Mall of America

By Anthony Gockowski
The Minnesota Sun
March 9, 2019

Ramin Parsa, a Christian pastor who was arrested at the Mall of America in August and charged with trespassing, was cleared of all charges during a court hearing Thursday.

“Praise the Lord! The prosecution is suspended, no more criminal charges, pleaded not guilty. Thank you so much for your prayers. We have resolved the criminal case and the city is not going to prosecute me further, so the city is out of it,” Parsa wrote on Facebook.

As The Minnesota Sun reported, Parsa runs Redemptive Love Ministries in Los Angeles, but visited Minnesota in August. While in the state, he took a trip to the Mall of America and ended up in what he has called a “random” conversation with two Somali women.

As an ex-Muslim, he spoke with the two about his conversion to the Christian faith, and was reported to mall security by a passersby. He was subsequently arrested, taken to the basement of the Mall of America, and charged with trespassing.
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'Bouncers': CAIR leaders block reporter from Muslim congresswoman

 Hamas-founded group has new allies on Capitol Hill

March 9, 2019


  ...I reported on CAIR & Linda Sarsour anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, lobbying. CAIR reps & backers acted as bouncers to Rashida Tlaib’s office, blocking me from entry, then taunting me. Done, they returned to their base.
 —   Asra Q. Nomani, PI  March 7, 2019

 Video is circulating on social media showing far-left Muslim activist Linda Sarsour, a co-founder of the Women’s March, ordering accompanying leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to block a reporter from entering the office of freshmen Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street journal reporter and a leader in the Muslim Reform Movement, documented her attempt to enter Tlaib’s office.
(See video here: https://twitter.com/AsraNomani/status/1103498928488697856/video/1)

Read article on WND in its entirety here:

Leah Sharibu, one year in captivity

March 4, 2019


On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Leah Sharibu was one year in the custody of Boko Haram’s Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction. The 16-year-old student was abducted by the sect from Government Girls Science and Technical School in Dapchi, Yobe State along with about 110 other schoolgirls.

Out of this number, Leah Sharibu is the only schoolgirl ISWAP has refused to let go because, according to reports, she resisted an attempt to forcibly convert her from Christian to Islamic faith. In the last one year, the circumstances surrounding her continued incarceration by the terrorists have caused her predicament to standout, in spite of the fact that many other Chibok girls, women, children and men are held in the sect’s enclave. Leah Sharibu’s courage and loyalty to her religious faith speak louder than other arguments about the circumstances surrounding her enslavement by ISWAP.

During the campaigns for the presidential election, the young girl’s predicament became an issue. Both President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo spoke on government’s resolve to ensure her release from the dreaded sect….

After Buhari’s victory at the February 23 polls, Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, the young lady’s mother, publicly congratulated the president, ostensibly reminding Buhari of the need to facilitate her daughter’s freedom.

In a widely circulated emotional appeal, the Mum said, “I am grateful to all Nigerians who participated in the election… We are also happy that the President won the election.

On behalf of myself and my family, we congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and pray for God to give him the desired wisdom to rule the country. I want to remind the President that, as he celebrates his victory, he should not forget that Leah is still in the hands of Boko Haram.

As for me, my heart is heavy because I have not seen my daughter for more than one year now. I am calling on the President to fulfill his promise of freeing my daughter from the hands of Boko Haram. My cry is still the same, today and tomorrow until I see my daughter.”

We call on government and other security agencies to do whatever is possible in ensuring that Leah and many other Nigerians who are held captive by Boko Haram are set free. These are Nigerian citizens who do not deserve to be enslaved in their own country.

There is no compulsion in religion, therefore, their reasons for taking Leah Sharibu and others captive are not tenable in both religious and secular worlds. We call on Boko Haram to release these innocent persons unconditionally.

On their grievances with the Nigerian State, they should find a way of engaging the authorities to find a peaceful resolution, instead of abducting and killing innocent Nigerians. Government has provided several avenues for the resolution of the conflict with the sect.

Boko Haram should release Leah Sharibu and other captives, and take advantage of amnesty offers made by government.


UPS stops deliveries to Muslim 'no-go zone'

'We will wait until it feels safe for our drivers'

March 3, 2019

World Net Daily

The international delivery company UPS will no long deliver packages in a Muslim-majority neighborhood in Malmo, Sweden, for security reasons.

The Swedish daily newspaper Sydsvenskan reported a customer in the Rosengard district of Malmo received notice from UPS that the company no longer delivers to private addresses there because of the risk of being exposed to robbery or other crimes.

PostNord Sverige, the Swedish postal company, does not deliver packages to another area in Malmo, Seved.

“We must think of our staff in the first place,” said Mathias Krummel of PostNord.

A UPS employee said home delivery in Rosengard was stopped two months ago after drivers were attacked.

Even in some areas in Stockholm, UPS has stopped the delivery of parcels, Sydsvenskan reported.

“The stop will not be forever, but we will wait until it feels safe for our drivers,” the employee told the newspaper.

Noting the delivery shutdown is happening in “heavily Muslim Malmo,” Jihad Watch director pointed out that anyone who claims “no-go zones” exist is branded as a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.”

The Rosengard district of Malmo was one of 14 notorious “no-go zones” visited by author Raheem Kassam for his book “No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You.”

Kassam said daily reports of attacks, often with knives or vehicles, have been reported in Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. But such attacks are almost never seen in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, which have barred Muslim immigration.


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Omar: Impeachment of 'dictator' Trump 'inevitable'

02/27/2019 @ 7:12 pm
World Net Daily

The freshman Muslim congresswoman who has been rebuked by her Democratic Party leaders for anti-Semitic comments said in an interview published Wednesday that President Trump has “the markings of a dictator” and his impeachment is “inevitable.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., told Rolling Stone magazine, however, she was terrified at the prospect of removing Trump because Vice President Mike Pence would take his place, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“I believe that impeachment is inevitable. It also is a terrifying notion,” she said. “Pence is an ideologue, and the ideology he holds is more terrifying to me and my constituents. And we have not had a full impeachment that removes the president from office. Nations struggle any time [they] overthrow a dictator, and Trump really has the markings of a dictator.”

Omar’s Muslim colleague in the House, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said last month vowed Democrats were going to “impeach the motherf–er.”

Omar was on the cover of Rolling Stone this month with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and fellow freshman Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

After criticism from Pelosi and other Democratic leaders, Omar issued a qualified apology for evoking the old trope that congressional support for Israel is due to lawmakers being bought off by wealthy Jews. Two days later, she took a personal swipe at a Jewish diplomat during a congressional hearing.

President Trump called on her to resign or be barred from serving on congressional committees, saying, “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress.”

Since then, it’s been reported she is scheduled to speak alongside a notorious, anti-Semitic Muslim leader.

In her apology for the anti-Semitic tweet, Omar said she was still concerned about “the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics.”

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar wrote.

“My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize,” she wrote

“At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

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Life Before Birth

Crossway, Wheaton IL

Conception: Life Begins!

 Life begins at conception as a single, separate, living cell. Nothing new is added except oxygen and nutrition. Fertilization occurs when a sperm and ovum join to form a single cell, full of life and bearing the unique genetic imprint of a person who has never existed before. The DNA in the 46 chromosomes of that small cell contain full instructions about that new individual’s sex, eye color, foot size, brain capacity, and other physical traits.


1 WEEK:  Implantation

On about the sixth day, the growing baby attaches to the wall of the mother’s uterus. That rich nutrient lining welcomes the tiny tenant, and soon the child is sending out the chemical signal that can be detected in a home pregnancy test. Before the second week is over, the cells of the child’s body will have already begun segregating themselves into the various layers that will give rise to the brain, nervous system, skin, digestive system, muscles, bones and circulatory system.


3-4 Weeks: A Beating Heart

The Baby’s heart begins it first beats as early as 18 days after fertilization, often before the mother even suspects she is pregnant. Between the third and fourth weeks, the baby’s head and spinal column become easily distinguishable, and arm buds appear. Legs will begin to appear days later. The umbilical cord forms, transporting oxygen and nutrients to the child.


6 WEEK: Brain Waves

 Fingers are forming and the child’s mouth and lips are apparent. The child begins his or her first movements. At six weeks, the baby has brain waves that can be measured with and electroencephalogram.


10-11 WEEKS: Organ Systems in place

 The baby has eyelids, fingernails, and fingerprints, and can grasp and object. The kidneys begin to form urine. All body systems are in place and active: the baby has skeletal structure, nerves, and circulation.


12 Week: Movements and Characteristics

 Though too small to be felt by the mother, the baby reaches peak frequency of movement during the third month. The baby’s sex can be visually determined, and the child’s eyes, ears, and face begin to display distinctive characteristics.


14 Week: a Miracle of Development

 Eyebrows have formed, eye movements are seen. For a couple of weeks now, this baby has had all the body parts required to experience pain, including the nerves and spinal cord.


16 Weeks: Making His or Her Presence Known

 The baby become large and active enough for the mother to feel movement of turn, kicks, and somersaults that at some point even become visible to the outside.


20 Week: Hearing Mother’s Voice

 In the fifth and sixth months, the baby responds to music, sudden noises, and voices, especially that of his or her mother. Over the coming weeks, the baby will increase seven times in weight and nearly double in height


23 Weeks…. Or Earlier: Viability

 Viability is the time when the baby can survive outside the mother. Not long ago, viability was at 30 weeks, then 25. Today, babies at 22 or 23 weeks have been saved, and even some younger babies have survived. What will viability be tomorrow?*


What you Don’t know can hurt you

 Few women faced with an unwanted pregnancy are told of the marvelous development of the life growing within them. In the absence of information, abortion seems to be the right decision at the moment. But they are not warned of what will really happen to their baby or of the possible physical and psychological effects of abortion that may stay with them the rest of their lives. And they are rarely told of the alternatives to save the life of their child.

 Some doctors say that abortion is a routine operation to remove “ fetal tissue” But in truth, is the destruction of a living human being. One young woman, who later regretted an abortion stated. “ The doctor said, A little fluid out and some fluid injected, severe cramps, and then the fetus is expelled. That isn’t what it was. I felt my girl thrash around for an hour-and-a-half until she died a slow death.

 The mother is also exposed to long term complications. Incomplete abortions resulting in blood clotting, bleeding, hemorrhage, and infections are not uncommon.

 Menstrual disturbance, miscarriage, tubal pregnancies, and sterility are always risk and tend to multiply with successive abortions. RU-486 and other abortifacients can cause severe birth defects in any child that survives this self-induce abortion, and severe side effects for the mother. Several maternal deaths have been reported due to the use of this “miracle pill”

 Long-term psychological and spiritual effects include guilt, anxiety, depression, anger, sense of loss, nightmares, death scenes, deterioration of self-image, and even suicide. Cervical lacerations and uterine perforation can result from suction and D&C procedures. Convulsions, severe vomiting, and diarrhea are common with prostaglandin abortion. Cardiac arrest and maternal deaths have also been reported.


A Life-Giving Alternative

 But there is hope for both the mother and the child. If you have a problem pregnancy, we want you know that God cares for you and the unborn child growing within you. He knew about you before you were even born: “O Lord, you have searched me and know me…. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret… the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them” (from Psalm 139).

God wants to bring life- not death- out of your difficult situation. God has already provided lifelines to help you.


U.S. Muslim leaders silent about Turkey's threat to NBA star

World Net Daily
January 17, 2019

Major U.S. Islamic groups that condemned Saudi Arabia for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been silent about Turkey’s threat to NBA star Enes Kanter.

A native of Turkey, Kanter did not travel with his New York Knicks teammates to London, where they play the Washington Wizards on Thursday, fearing he could be assassinated by Turkish spies, Agence France-Press reported.

On Tuesday, a prosecutor in Istanbul drafted an extradition request and an international arrest warrant for Kanter.

The Knicks center is accused of financially supporting the global Islamist movement headed by Fethullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed Gulen for the 2016 coup attempt that was thwarted by the Turkish military.

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The Investigative Project on Terrorism noted Kanter’s plight has drawn no attention from American Islamic groups that expressed outrage at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for the murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul of Saudi Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashogg.

Among the groups that protested Khashoggi’s death were the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America.

“The best form of jihad is a word of truth against a tyrant ruler,” former MAS President Esam Omeish, a board member at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque outside Washington, D.C., said at last month’s MAS-ICNA Convention in Chicago.

Omeish said that when Khashoggi “saw the best of Saudi Arabia and the best of his companions being jailed and tortured,” he “realized that he can’t live in a society where he can’t speak.”

Omeish has had nothing to say about Kanter, however, though he also is a Muslim U.S. resident who has drawn the ire of authoritarian rulers of Muslim-majority states because of his beliefs.

IPT noted CAIR touts itself as a Muslim civil rights organization.

But CAIR was founded by members of the terrorist organization Hamas in the United States, and Erdogan is a supporter of Hamas.
Senior Hamas leaders have found safe haven in Turkey, IPT pointed out. And last year, Israel’s Shin Bet accused a private military company run by a top Erdogan military adviser, SADAT International Defense Consulting, of funding Hamas.

Erdogan also supports the Muslim Brotherhood, which founded Hamas.

IPT said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad enjoys close relations with Erdogan’s regime. Days after the coup attempt, Awad offered prayers and thanksgiving for the soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives to defeat it at a rally outside the White House.
Kanter, meanwhile, posted in 2017 a video comparing Erdogan with Adolf Hitler.

Kanter’s father was purged from a university in Istanbul last summer and faces up to 10 years in prison for belonging to the Gulenist movement. Kanter faced a domestic arrest warrant last year. Turkey also canceled his passport in 2017.

Kanter grew up in the Gulen movement, attending its schools since the second grade.

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Nebraska principal who banned all things Christmas resigns

By Samuel Smith
Christian Post Reporter
January 16, 2019

A Nebraska elementary school principal who sent an internal memo to teachers warning them not to use any Christmas-related messaging and activities in the classroom in December has resigned. 

Jennifer Sinclair, the principal at Manchester Elementary School in Elkhorn, has agreed to step down as school principal following her placement on administrative leave last month after she issued the guidance to teachers.

The internal memo outlined several holiday-related displays, objects, and activities that teachers were banned from using, handing out or assigning during the Christmas season.

Sinclair’s memo, which she signed as the “the (Unintentional) Grinch who stole Christmas,” listed many things that teachers should stay away from including the use of Christmas-related clip art on worksheets, placing Christmas trees in the classrooms, using Christmas-related books and singing Christmas carols with students.

The memo also warned teachers not to give candy canes to students. Sinclair claimed in the document that candy canes are shaped in a “J for Jesus” and that the red is for the “blood of Christ” and “white is a symbol of his resurrection.”

On Monday, the Elkhorn Public School Board unanimously accepted Sinclair’s resignation letter, according to an international social conservative legal group that opposed Sinclair’s memo.

“Due to the level of attention that Sinclair’s memo received, Sinclair and the district stand united that it is in the best interest of Manchester Elementary that she not resume the principal position,” Elkhorn Public Schools Superintendent Bary Habrock wrote in the email that was sent to parents and staff.

According to The Omaha World-Herald, Habrock said that Sinclair stepped down with a “heavy heart and sadness.”

“The district ... would like to thank her for the high level of professionalism during this publicly difficult time,” Habrock wrote in the letter. “We support Sinclair as a leader and educator.”

Sinclair has agreed to stay on with the school district and assume a curriculum position there, news station KMTV reports.

Sinclair’s internal memo drew the ire of the Florida-based conservative Christian legal group, Liberty Counsel, which sent a demand letter to Habrock calling for him to overrule Sinclair’s guidance.

The organization argued that Sinclair’s memo violated the academic rights of teachers as well as the First Amendment rights of students.

“The First Amendment simply does not require the elimination of all Christmas symbols — religious and secular — in a misguided attempt to be ‘inclusive’ by eliminating all traditional elements of a federally and state-recognized holiday,” the Liberty Counsel letter sent by attorney Richard Mast reads. “The effort to comprehensively eliminate Christmas symbols is Orwellian.”

Mast’s demand letter states that Liberty Counsel did not desire to see Sinclair’s removal as school principal but only wanted her “compliance with the law.”

Following the demand letter, a lawyer for Elkhorn Public Schools wrote a response letter explaining that Sinclair’s memo to teachers did not comply with school board policy and that the school district would “work with staff to correct any erroneous communications and clarify any misunderstandings.”

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December 13, 2018   MUSLIM VOICES
Here are two links to several different Muslim voices. Hear and contemplate the Religion of Peace, operating in regards to our nation that is based upon individual freedom, and tolerance.

An American Muslim woman speaks:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAr6RGvECHg&feature=youtu.be

Now a message from "a major Muslim leader"


How do you respond to these attacks on your God-given freedoms, and your way of life and worship? How is your Christian voice heard? If you are silent, do your actions speaking loud and clear?

And yet another Muslim voice- an AMERICAN imam, about Christianity

Muslims reveal their plan for the United States: Convert their kids, and their families will follow.

"We can demonstrate it here, and then scale it up to the rest of the country."

Caldron Pool
December 7, 2018

Muslims in Belle Glade, Florida say they’re planning on acquiring a public school in order to “educate” children as young as six weeks old in the Quran.

“From six weeks old we will have them,” the men said. “From six weeks old, nap time, listening to the Quran. Sisters’ uniform, hijab… You start with the babies and then all the way up to high school. This is the intention for this facility here.”

“Bring your kids to Islamic schools,” they went on to say. “Their kids will convert, and the entire family will convert to Islam… We can demonstrate it here, and then scale it up to the rest of the country.”

Please click here to read and hear more about this.

Not sure if the following should be posted under "Mental Illness" or "the 1st Amendment protects Stupidity" but here goes:


Sinead O'Connor: White people are 'disgusting'

'Interesting to see if Twitter bans this'

Published: 11/07/2018 at 3:16 PM

(DAILY MAIL) — Sinead O’Connor has sparked outrage on Twitter by claiming she no longer wants to spend time with ‘disgusting white people’ after converting to Islam.

The Irish singer, who now refers to herself as Shuhada’ Davitt, apologised for her ‘racist’ tweet, but said said ‘I never wanna spend time with white people again.’

She branded ‘white people’ or ‘non-Muslims’ disgusting, before adding: ‘interesting to see if Twitter bans this.’

Click here to read it for yourself.

Muslim boys hang Christian woman in effigy

'Imagine what they're going to be like when they grow up'

World Net Daily

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch, who monitors Islamic violence around the world, describes the troop of children as “cute little tykes.”

And he speculates about “what they’re going to be like when they grow up.”

That’s because, in a video posted on Twitter, the children are seen hanging by the neck a doll representing a Christian woman who was cleared by the Pakistani Supreme Court of “blasphemy” against Muhammad, a capital offense there.

The Twitter posting:

Shocking video: Pakistani kids hang #AsiaBibi doll for blasphemy.
Radical Muslims teach their children hatred against other believers and non-believers from early on.
Despite the acquittal, extreme Muslims demand the death penalty for the Christian #AsiaBibi .#Islamism#Sharia pic.twitter.com/NgcIsqtUtZ

— Darya Safai (@SafaiDarya) November 5, 2018

Commented Spencer: “The cute little tykes. Imagine what they’re going to be like when they grow up, and what will happen when they meet the children who have been trained to run to safe spaces at the sight of any ‘microaggression.'”

WND reported that after her acquittal by the nation’s highest court, Asia Bibi was not allowed to leave Pakistan because of a deal struck between Islamic extremists and the Pakistani government.

As WND reported that after nine years of incarceration, she had her conviction and death sentence for allegedly blaspheming the Islamic prophet Muhammad overturned. The ruling provoked violent protests led by the radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party, whose leaders called for the judges responsible for the verdict to be killed along with Bibi.

On Friday, TLP leaders agreed to stop the protests in exchange for putting Bibi on an “exit control list,” which normally is used to prevent flight by wanted terrorists and criminals, CNS News reported. The government also agreed not to oppose efforts to appeal the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The TLP leaders called the prime minister and head of the military enemies of Islam.

TLP was founded from a movement supporting a bodyguard who assassinated a provincial government for advocating for Bibi in 2011. A federal official also was killed after calling for the Christian woman’s release.

While no one has been executed by the government for blasphemy, at least 65 people accused of the “crime” have been murdered by Muslim vigilantes since 1990.

Bibi’s problems began when Muslim co-workers refused to drink water from a cup from which she had taken a sip and demanded she convert to Islam. Her refusal prompted a mob to later allege she had insulted Muhammad. She was convicted in 2010 under section 295-C of Pakistan’s penal code that punishes blasphemy against Islam’s prophet with the death penalty. She was sentenced to execution by hanging.

The Supreme Court ruled, however, that the basis of the blasphemy charge was a “concocted” story.

Appeal to the West

The government’s agreement was a retreat from the prime minister’s televised statement warning the protesters “the state will fulfill its duty [to] protect people’s property and lives.”

Bibi is still in prison in Punjab province, even though the Supreme Court ordered she be “released from the jail forthwith if not required to be detained in connection with any other case.”

Bibi’s lawyer Saif Mulook told Reuters he has left the country, fearing for his life. He said he would return to help Bibi if the state provided him protection.

CNS News reported Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, is in Britain with their daughters.

He posted a video appealing to the leaders of Britain, the United States and Canada to help his wife and other family members to leave Pakistan safely.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said Monday, according to the U.S. that the mission “continues to follow the case closely.”

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Supreme Court to Rule on 40-Foot War Memorial Cross at Center of Church-State Debate

A 2014 lawsuit said that the Peace Cross, which sits on state land in Bladensburg, Md., was an endorsement of Christianity.

By Adam Liptak
November 2, 2018
New York Times

·  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether a 40-foot cross on state property in suburban Maryland violates the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion.

The case will give the court an opportunity to clarify its famously confused jurisprudence on government entanglement with religion. It will also allow the justices to continue a discussion about the meaning of crosses used in war memorials.

The cross at issue sits at a busy intersection in Bladensburg, Md., and commemorates 49 soldiers from Prince George’s County who died in World War I. It was built in 1925 using contributions from local families and the American Legion.

The state took over the monument and the land under it in 1961. Since then, the state has spent more than $117,000 to maintain and repair the memorial.

Several area residents and the American Humanist Association sued to remove the cross in 2014, saying they were offended by what they said was its endorsement of Christianity.

Last year, a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., ruled that the cross sent an unconstitutional message of government approval of a particular religion, breaching the wall between church and state. The full Fourth Circuit declined to rehear the case by an 8-to-6 vote.

In urging the Supreme Court to hear the case, the American Legion and other supporters of the cross said the logic of the Fourth Circuit’s decision could imperil hundreds of war memorials that use crosses to honor the fallen, including the 24-foot Canadian Cross of Sacrifice and the 13-foot Argonne Cross, both in Arlington National Cemetery.

“No other court,” their petition seeking review said, “has gone so far as to hold that a longstanding, historical war memorial that was built to be a war memorial and has only ever been a war memorial was unconstitutional merely because its private builders chose to use a cross to honor their fallen loved ones.”

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Historians have long documented Islam's cruelty

Posted By Bill Federer
In American Minute

Historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee, who died in 1975, provided foreign intelligence for the British during World Wars I and II, and served as a delegate to the Paris Peace Conferences following both wars. He was educated at Oxford “almost entirely in the Greek and Latin Classics.” Toynbee taught at King’s College of London, the London School of Economics, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Toynbee authored many history books, including “Greek Policy Since 1882” (1914), and “The Murderous Tyranny Of The Turks” (London, New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917), in which he wrote: “Turks … from Central Asia, ruled during the first two centuries of their conquests by … unscrupulous Sultans, who subjugated the Christian populations of Asia Minor and South-Eastern Europe, compelling part of these populations to embrace Mohammedanism, and supporting their own power by seizing the children of the rest, forcibly converting them to Islam, and making out of them an efficient standing army, the Janizaries, by whose valour and discipline the Turkish wars of conquest were carried on from early in the 15th down into the 19th century. …”

Please click here to read the short article about Turkish history. You will gain a clearer understanding of the tyranny of Islamic control emanating from that part of the world.

Beware the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing:

George Soros and his 'rented evangelicals' outed by Christian leaders

By Cheryl K. Chumley
The Washington Times
Monday, October 22, 2018

A new video from the American Association of Evangelicals reveals how George Soros, through his many funding ventures, has been busily infiltrating the Christian base in America to divide, and ultimately conquer, the religious minded within the Republican Party.
Truly, with the left, political wars know no bounds. Nothing’s sacred- not when it comes to the leftists’ drive to succeed.
Here’s what AAE put out in a press release: “Democrat ministers Rev. Jim Wallis and allies are now touring many states on ‘Vote Common Good’ buses to … split the evangelical vote before the mid-term elections. The AAE video features the newly released voice recording of [Jim] Wallis of Sojourners as he publicly denied that he was a recipient of Soros funding.”
But guess what?
His denial’s proven a bit — um, wrong.
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Islamist extremism caused 84,000 deaths worldwide in 2017, new report says

 By Olivia Gazis
September 13, 2018 / 6:24 PM
CBS News

A new report tracking the roots, spread and effects of violent Islamist extremism found that 121 groups that share elements from a common ideology are now operating worldwide. Their activities resulted in the deaths of 84,000 people – nearly 22,000 of them civilians – in 66 countries in 2017, the report found.
In remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday that Islamist extremism is "global and growing."
"It didn't begin with al Qaeda; nor will it end with the defeat of ISIS," Blair said.
The "Global Extremist Monitor," which was produced by Blair's eponymous non-profit, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, drew on hundreds of English-language news sources that reported on incidents of violent extremism in 2017. There were a total of 7,841 attacks – an average of 21 per day –in 48 countries, it said, with war-torn Syria topping the list of countries most affected by violent extremism. Overall, Muslims were the most frequent victims of deadly attacks.
Twenty-nine violent Islamist groups were actively engaged in conflict in Syria in 2017, the report said, with ISIS responsible for 44 percent of all attacks. Half of all civilian fatalities recorded globally were documented in Syria.
A separate, recent UN report said there are between 20,000 and 30,000 ISIS fighters still operating across Iraq and Syria, though its self-proclaimed physical caliphate has been all but eliminated.

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Douglas' Office Defends Creationist on Panel: Christianity Not a 'Fringe View'

Joseph Flaherty
September 18, 2018
Phoenix New Times (Arizona)

Diane Douglas' office is defending her decision to appoint a young-earth creationist to help review and change state education standards on evolution.


As Phoenix New Times reported last week, Douglas, the Arizona superintendent, tapped Arizona Origin Science Association President Joseph Kezele, who believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible's Genesis narrative, for an August 30 working group that finalized the evolution science standards.

In interviews following the article's publication, the superintendent's chief of staff, Michael Bradley, said, "We wanted to include a wide variety of views so that we’d get the best product possible."

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Leftism Is Not Liberalism

September 3, 2018 Dennis Prager published another informative youtube 6 minutevideo called Left or Liberal. Listen to it if you have a chance at


This video is based on on an article Mr Prager wrote about a year ago if you prefer to read more than watch. Here it is:

Published September 12, 2017

in National Review
by  Dennis Prager

The two have almost nothing in common.

What is the difference between a leftist and a liberal?

Answering this question is vital to understanding the crisis facing America and the West today. Yet few seem able to do it. I offer the following as a guide.

Here’s the first thing to know: The two have almost nothing in common.

On the contrary, liberalism has far more in common with conservatism than it does with leftism. The Left has appropriated the word “liberal” so effectively that almost everyone — liberals, leftists, and conservatives — thinks they are synonymous.

But they aren’t. Let’s look at some important examples.

Race: This is perhaps the most obvious of the many moral differences between liberalism and leftism. The essence of the liberal position on race was that the color of one’s skin is insignificant. To liberals of a generation ago, only racists believed that race is intrinsically significant. However, to the Left, the notion that race is insignificant is itself racist. Thus, the University of California officially regards the statement “There is only one race, the human race” as racist. For that reason, liberals were passionately committed to racial integration. Liberals should be sickened by the existence of black dormitories and separate black graduations on university campuses.

Capitalism: Liberals have always been pro-capitalism, recognizing it for what it is: the only economic means of lifting great numbers out of poverty. Liberals did often view government as able to play a bigger role in lifting people out of poverty than conservatives did, but they were never opposed to capitalism, and they were never for socialism. Opposition to capitalism and advocacy of socialism are leftist values.

Nationalism: Liberals deeply believed in the nation-state, whether their nation was the United States, Great Britain, or France. The Left has always opposed nationalism because leftism is rooted in class solidarity, not national solidarity. The Left has contempt for nationalism, seeing in it intellectual and moral primitivism at best, and the road to fascism at worst. Liberals always wanted to protect American sovereignty and borders. The notion of open borders would have struck a liberal as just as objectionable as it does a conservative. It is emblematic of our time that the left-wing writers of Superman comics had Superman announce a few years ago, “I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my American citizenship.” When the writers of Superman were liberal, Superman was not only an American but one who fought for “Truth, justice, and the American way.” But in his announcement, he explained that motto is “not enough anymore.”

View of America: Liberals venerated America. Watch American films from the 1930s through the 1950s and you will be watching overtly patriotic, America-celebrating films — virtually all produced, directed, and acted in by liberals. Liberals well understand that America is imperfect, but they agree with a liberal icon named Abraham Lincoln that America is “the last best hope of earth.”

To the Left, America is essentially a racist, sexist, violent, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic country. The Left around the world loathe America, and it is hard to imagine why the American Left would differ in this one way from fellow leftists around the world. Leftists often take offense at having their love of America doubted. But those left-wing descriptions of America are not the only reason to assume that the Left has more contempt than love for America. The Left’s view of America was encapsulated in then–presidential candidate Barack Obama’s statement in 2008. “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” he said.

Now, if you were to meet a man who said he wanted to fundamentally transform his wife, or a woman who said that about her husband, would you assume that either loved their spouse? Of course not.

Free speech: The difference between the Left and liberals regarding free speech is as dramatic as the difference regarding race. No one was more committed than American liberals to the famous statement “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Liberals still are. But the Left is leading the first nationwide suppression of free speech in American history — from the universities to Google to almost every other institution and place of work. It claims to oppose only hate speech. But protecting the right of person A to say what person B deems objectionable is the entire point of free speech.

If the Left is not defeated, American and Western civilization will not survive.

Western civilization: Liberals have a deep love of Western civilization. They taught it at virtually every university and celebrated its unique moral, ethical, philosophical, artistic, musical, and literary achievements. No liberal would have joined the leftist Reverend Jesse Jackson in chanting at Stanford University: “Hey, hey. Ho, ho. Western civ has got to go.” The most revered liberal in American history is probably former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who frequently cited the need to protect not just Western civilization but Christian civilization. Yet leftists unanimously denounced President Donald Trump for his speech in Warsaw, Poland, in which he spoke of protecting Western civilization. They argued not only that Western civilization is not superior to any other civilization but also that it is no more than a euphemism for white supremacy.

Judaism and Christianity: Liberals knew and appreciated the Judeo-Christian roots of American civilization. They themselves went to church or synagogue, or at the very least appreciated that most of their fellow Americans did. The contempt that the Left has — and has always had — for religion (except for Islam today) is not something with which a liberal would ever have identified.

If the Left is not defeated, American and Western civilization will not survive. But the Left will not be defeated until good liberals understand this and join the fight. Dear liberals: Conservatives are not your enemy. The Left is.

Click here to read the article at National Review


The Islamic State Threat Hasn’t Gone Away

Published: August 1, 2018

by  Michael P. Dempsey, originally in Axios


The bottom line: The events of the past few months serve as a sharp reminder that the Islamic State still poses a significant danger, that the conditions that fueled its rise have not been adequately addressed, and that in the absence of a sustained, multi-pronged strategy to confront this threat, the Islamic State will almost certainly regain its footing and force its way back to the top of America’s crowded security agenda.
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Revolt grows over Islamization of U.S. schools

Group already in court over San Diego decision to let activists define curriculum

Published: July 11, 2018

Bob Unrah

World Net Daily


An organization fighting Islamic indoctrination in the San Diego Public schools – it’s already in court over the issue – is now insisting on access to communications between Seattle school officials and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

WND has reported on the dispute between the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and the San Diego school district.

U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant issued an order setting July 17 as the hearing date regarding a motion for a preliminary injunction in that dispute. The organization alleges that school officials improperly are giving CAIR, and its “anti-Islamophobia” initiative, undue control over school curriculum.

The case was brought by parents in the district who are suing over the pro-Islam instructional materials sold by CAIR to the district.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2018/07/revolt-grows-over-islamization-of-u-s-schools/#Lzy6FUTXMxSD6grL.99

Ocala will move to vacate First Amendment violation ruling

By Katie Pohlman
Posted June 20, 2018
Ocala Star Banner

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan ruled in May that the city of Ocala and Police Chief Greg Graham violated the clause by organizing, promoting and holding a prayer vigil in September 2014.
The Ocala City Council has voted to file a motion to vacate judgement in a federal case in which a judge ruled the city and its police chief violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
In a May decision, U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan ruled that the city of Ocala and Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham violated the clause by organizing, promoting and holding a prayer vigil in September 2014 after a drive-by shooting in which several children were injured. The chief and city were ordered to pay $3 each in damages ($1 to each plaintiff) plus attorney fees and costs.
City Attorney Pat Gilligan said during an Ocala City Council meeting on Tuesday that the motion to vacate is based on other federal case law.
The city had the opportunity to appeal Corrigan’s ruling, but decided against that.
Attorneys who represent the city and Graham in the lawsuit did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.
A group of four Marion County residents originally filed the suit, claiming the prayer vigil violated the constitution by having uniformed police officers participate, having government officials plan the event and having the event promoted on OPD letterhead.
“Not only did they violate well-settled constitutional rights ... but they did so in the face of repeated actual warnings from counsel that their conduct was violating the Establishment Clause,” the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgement read.
The Establishment Clause refers to the first 10 words of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

What does a community's decision have to host a prayer vigil have to do with the fact that Congress is banned from making laws regarding established religions???!!
Does it bother you, too, that a Judge who is supposed to uphold the Constitution which is written to protect WE THE PEOPLE from an ever encroaching government, encroaches on a community's natural right to gather in a peaceful manner, whether they pray, or sing songs, or eat ice cream??? Isn't this judge overstepping??!!

Read the articles in its entirety here, and share it with organizations that are concerned with our preserving our Constitution and basic civil freedoms that it was meant to protect.

June 1, 2018
There has been a fair amount of buzz recently about the "morally straight" organization of the Boy Scouts and the attempt to move gender identity into the psychological realm, away from the realm of the physical way that God created people- man, and woman.
 God loves all his children and wants us to carry out loving-kindness for one another, and God is full of forgiveness for all of us; and who among us doesn't error in some behaviors and omissions? When we ask, God is ready to forgive us and point us to a healthier and happy direction, for that is what God wants all us children.  Wondering what the Scripture plainly says about sexual behavior and morality, a particular website came to notice. It's worth your time to read and ponder.  In case you need to save it to visit later, the website is: http://www.livingout.org/the-bible-and-ssa

Trump’s latest appeal to evangelicals: a new office to protect religious liberty

Trump will sign an executive order launching the new White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative today.

Published: May 3, 2018
Author: Tara Isabella Burton

...The institution of faith-based initiatives is not uncommon in the White House — Barack Obama launched the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and George W. Bush instituted an Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Both programs were designed to provide faith-based charity organizations with a clear avenue to get federal funding for their work.

That said, Trump’s initiative seems to expand previous offices’ remit in a number of ways. For starters, the office isn’t just focusing on community-based or charitable initiatives. According to the Religion News Service, it’s also charged with informing the administration of “any failures of the executive branch to comply with religious liberty protections under law.” The Trump administration has consistently been a champion of religious liberty, particularly insofar as it pertains to evangelical Christian causes. ...
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 England Moves Submarines Armed With Cruise Missiles Within Striking Range Of Syria Theresa May Convenes ‘War Cabinet’

Geoffrey Grider
Apr. 11, 2018

Theresa May was poised last night to defy calls for a Commons vote on military action in Syria. The Prime Minister summoned ministers back to London to seek their support for joining an American-led attack on the Assad regime within days.

EDITOR’S NOTE: British Prime Minister Theresa May is prepared to act with or without the consent of Parliament, sources are now saying. UK submarines armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles have already been positioned off the coast of Syria to support the United States just as soon as President Trump gives the go ahead to launch the missile strike. Kinda funny to think that a potential war of such Biblical proportions could be waged largely on Twitter and social media, yet it is. The end times clock is ticking, the only question is will it blink or go boom? 

Clearing the way for action, she declared the use of chemical weapons could not go unchallenged and said ‘all the indications’ suggested that Bashar Assad’s forces were responsible for Saturday’s atrocity near Damascus.

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At Last — A Military Religious Liberty Win

Jordan Candler
Apr. 4, 2018
Patriot Post

"Colonel Bohannon had the right to exercise his sincerely held religious beliefs and did not unlawfully discriminate."
Please click here to read the article in The Patriot Post in its entirety.

Islamic intimidation of the secular British school system

Click here to read an  interesting article from the Gatestone Institute about  intimidation of the secular British school system.
Islamist threats that would be unacceptable coming from other groups, are not prosecuted by law enforcement policies in Britain. Policies do not defend  school administrators, or the general public. But Brits do have a choice- they can be engulfed by the misogenist totalitarian rule of Sharia, or die. 
What will be the tipping point in America?

Click here to watch a short youtube video that shed more light on the mentality and judgement of the Broward County Florida Sheriff Scott Israel.

The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than The Second

Frank Cannon

Town Hall

March 1, 2018

Our nation’s elites are waging war on the American people, wielding the institutions they’ve spent several decades capturing to punish those who disagree with their preferred positions and to deny them the ability to speak publicly, all in an effort to stifle free and open debate. And no, this isn’t a George Orwell novel — this is the United States of America.

While many still mistakenly view our political arena as a skirmish between “liberals” and “conservatives”, it would be more accurate to describe it as an all-out war between “elitists” and “populists”. As my late friend Jeff Bell argued in his 1992 book, “Populism and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality”, elitists believe in a top-down approach where a cadre of experts rule the country and determine what is acceptable discourse and what is not, while populists believe the people should ultimately determine the course of our politics and culture.

Traditionally, the “elitists” have always had the upper hand in this battle by controlling many of our cultural institutions, but the respect for the will of the people — exercised by the ability to elect our political leaders — remained in place. Over time, however, that respect eroded, and today, it is completely gone. Now the “elitists” find the “populists” to be repugnant, backward, and bigoted, and they believe the only way to defeat the people is to use elite institutional power in academia, corporate America, the administrative state, and the mainstream media to stifle debate, force-feed elite opinions masquerading as facts, and stamp out dissent.

For example, consider these three widely held views by the American people:

  • Young children should not be taught about transgenderism or changing their gender.
  • Abortion is wrong, especially after the first trimester.
  • The right to bear arms shall not be infringed.

Despite their relative popularity, these views are repulsive to our elites, and in recent years, they have sought to shut down debate on all three topics by calling anti-gender ideology activists “transphobic”, anti-abortion activists “anti-women”, and defenders of the Constitution “gun nuts” who have “blood on their hands”. On the gender ideology issue, elites have been wildly successful in completely removing debate over transgenderism from the public square and even politics. On abortion, they have largely failed as pro-life sentiment among the people has proven too strong for elites to overcome. And on guns, the jury is still out, but elites are engaging in perhaps their most brazenly outrageous effort to silence opposing views to date. 

It’s About Tactics, Not Issues

The battle between elite opinion and popular opinion is as old as time, but the recent tactical change among elites seeking to stifle dissenting speech is a new, and frightening, development. In a departure from the normal give-and-take of American democracy, the elites have begun using their clout within every major institution of civil society to demonize and punish their opposition — through public shaming in the media, economic extortion and retaliation by big businesses, and even criminalization of certain protest activities. And given their entrenchment within these institutions, the elites face little or no consequences for their blatant illiberality.

A case in point of this change has been the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting. Despite the complexity of the issues involved and the diversity of views held by Americans as to the proper response, the elites have pursued a scorched earth campaign against those who do not hold their black-and-white views on guns. In the news media, a narrative emphasizing the immediate necessity of national gun control legislation has become a 24-hour rallying cry, with victims of the tragedy exploited to advance this narrative and brand those who disagree as somehow complicit in the violence. Meanwhile, corporations have begun to sever ties with the NRA, sending a message that only one side of the debate is socially acceptable while the other is deserving of punishment. 

A similar strategy has been playing out with the movement to normalize the Left’s gender ideology. Despite a lack of scientific evidence — and widespread parental skepticism — regarding the soundness of treating young, gender dysphoric children with highly experimental puberty blockers and hormonal treatments, elites have slowly co-opted influential medical associations in order to ensure that these treatments are not only widely adopted but also that alternative approaches to gender dysphoria are marginalized and even criminalized. Moreover, opponents of this takeover, no matter how well-grounded their opposition, are branded by the media and its self-appointed experts as “transphobes” and “bigots” while being denied any opportunity to make their arguments in a respected forum.

Most Americans Already Understand What’s Happening

Make no mistake: an America with total elite control over the population and where dissent from their views is vilified is not an America at all. The gun debate is simply another battle in the all-out war elites are waging on the American people’s right to even have an opinion, let alone speak out about it and not be punished for it. 

Fortunately, the American people are fully cognizant of what is taking place, which is why they voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Instead of looking at Trump and Clinton through the two lenses voters typically use, moral character and issue positions, voters applied a third lens: would their views be allowed to be articulated at all without dire consequences under a Clinton administration? 

We cannot keep pretending, like so many Never Trumpers do, that we are operating in an environment of normal political give-and-take on issues. That time has passed. We are instead operating in a country now where elites demonize the populist position with such ferocity that many are afraid to voice their opinion at all, which is, of course, the entire point of their strategy. Our fight is no longer just over political issues — it is a battle against the very tactics being used by elites to stifle debate and destroy the essence of what makes America great. 

Frank Cannon is the president at American Principles Project.

Britain: The Hijab as the Entry Point for Islam

by Khadija Khan
February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am


  • Islamists seem to be influencing the British school system with ease: there is simply no solid opposition to them. The government even stays silent about the harassment and intimidation.
  • Islamists in Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive requirements, such as the hijab for young girls, wife beating, making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, halala rituals in divorce, and exploitation of women and children through Sharia courts as part and parcel of British culture.
  • That St. Stephen's School allowed itself to be blackmailed in this way bodes ill for both Britain and its education system.

St. Stephen's School in East London recently imposed a ban on hijabs (Islamic headscarves), but reversed its decision after administrators received hundreds of threats from enraged Muslims.

...Four examples of threats and  intimidation follow- click link to read article in its entirety...


"This is an important step in promoting religious extremism, mob rule and refusing to give #Muslim young girls equal gender equality rights.... So much for choice and individual liberty. Terribly sad day for a secular democracy."

While secular British values need to be upheld to provide equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of caste, creed, gender or color, Islamists seem to be influencing the British school system with ease: there is simply no solid opposition to them. The government even stays silent about the harassment and intimidation.

Was St. Stephen's forced to succumb to the pressure of ignorant zealots, who either do not know or choose to ignore that under Islamic law (Sharia), girls are not required to cover their heads until they reach puberty? Ignorance also seems not to have prevented them from accusing anyone who says or acts otherwise of "Islamophobia." It is a form of political blackmail used by Muslim extremists against the Western institutions, the values of which they abhor.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, Lord Agnew of Oulton, pledged to support the schools that are trying to ban hijabs as well as obligatory fasting: in Islam, young children are not subject to either.

Lord Agnew said that the government should support head teachers in making difficult and "sensitive" decisions in the face of vitriolic opposition. We have yet to see the effects of his statement. Supporting head teachers is one thing, but there is also a dire need to confront these extremists on all levels, including law enforcement, if they try to harass or intimidate anyone.

Someone please needs to back up Lord Agnew: there are only a few such policy-makers left willing to offer rational help during such crises.

Islamists in Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive requirements, such as the hijab for young girls, wife-beating, halala rituals in divorce, making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, and the exploitation of women and children through Sharia courts as part and parcel with British culture.

Instead of making statements, the British government needs to take concrete steps to stop the further infiltration of these practices into Britain's social fabric, the warping of children's minds, and the harassment of whoever disagrees with those plans.

That St. Stephen's allowed itself to be blackmailed in this way bodes ill for both Britain and its education system.

Khadija Khan is a Pakistani journalist and commentator, currently based in Germany.


Under Islamic repression, 'Christianity has ignited like a flame'

By Bob Unrah
19 February 2018
World Net Daily

Hopeful news out of Iran....

Has Iran taken on a fight that it can never win?
Evidence suggests that might be the case, as the internationally renowned American Center for Law and Justice points out that the Islamic regime now is becoming desperate to extinguish a surging population of Christians inside its borders.

Iran, after all, is a nation that has exported terrorism for decades. It has the free world worried about its nuclear-weapons program. It routinely threatens to destroy Israel. It interferes with Middle East conflicts and engages in cyberwar against the West.

But the American Center for Law and Justice reports Christianity “has ignited like a flame across the country of Iran, making the Iranian government so nervous they’re desperate to extinguish it quickly.”

Iranians are converting to Christianity at a record-setting pace, with an estimated 360,000 to 800,000 Christians in the country.

There were fewer than 500 back in the 1980s.

“It’s difficult to take an accurate census because fears of retribution, arrest, and violence keep many Christian converts from self-identifying. Iranian authorities have been raiding the homes of suspected Christians, confiscating their books, computers, and other media and arresting the men,” ACLJ said.

The government has spent millions of dollars to fight the growing interest in Christianity, the mission group Elam Ministries told Mohabat News, a website that reports on Christians in Iran.

The money has gone toward Islamic propaganda, jailing church members, confiscation of Christian materials and more, the report said.

Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, an official at an Islamic seminary, has confirmed that  “youth are becoming Christians in Qom and attending house churches.”

Christians are being forced to hide their faith to protect themselves and their families, because worshipping Jesus “will get you arrested, and very possibly get you killed,” a critic reported.

“This is something we at the ACLJ have witnessed first hand, advocating for a number of imprisoned Christians pastors in Iran – including Youcef Nadarkhani, who we successfully fought to free from multiple false imprisonments for his faith. In each of these cases, Iran has targeted pastors in an attempt to squelch the Christian church. It has failed each and every time. In fact, the attempts to silence the church has only made it louder as Christianity grows in Iran,” ACLJ said.

Please read this article in its entirety at http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/under-islamic-repression-christianity-has-ignited-like-a-flame/#eHlmy0mhC3TsZ3ep.99

What 'peace' means to Muslims; just ask Jefferson
By Bill Federer
16 February 2018
World Net Daily

Bill Federer recounts brief history of American conflicts with brutality of Islam

“The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco,” stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.
Morocco began recognizing American colonists in 1625. Governor William Bradford described the incident in the History of the Plymouth Settlement. In 1625, the Pilgrims sent two ships back to England carrying dried fish and 800 lbs of beaver skins to trade for much needed supplies.
What happened next?
Bradford related the fate of one ship: “They … were well within the England channel, almost in sight of Plymouth. But … there she was unhapply taken by a Turkish man-of-war and carried off to Morocco where the captain and crew were made slaves. … Now by the ship taken by the Turks … all trade was dead.”
When America became independent, it was no longer covered by the British extortion tribute payment to the Muslim pirates. Morocco “recognized” the United States in 1785 by capturing two American ships and holding the sailors for ransom. Thomas Jefferson worked to free them, writing to John Jay, 1787: “There is an order of priests called the Mathurins, the object of whose institution is to beg alms for the redemption of captives. They keep members always in Barbary, searching out the captives of their country, and redeem, I believe, on better terms than any other body, public or private. It occurred to me, that their agency might be obtained for the redemption of our prisoners at Algiers.”
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Carmichael regarding Tripoli’s demand for extortion tribute payment, 1786: “Mr. Adams and I had conferences with a Tripoline ambassador, named Abdrahaman. He asked us thirty thousand guineas for a peace with his court.”
When Jefferson asked the Muslim Ambassador what the new country of America had done to offend them, he reported to John Jay, March 28, 1786: “The ambassador answered us that it was founded on the laws of the prophet, it was written in their Qur’an, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman (Muslim) who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.”
Jefferson read the Qur’an, not out of admiration but to understand why Muslims were attacking Americans unprovoked.

For a more complete history read this article at http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/what-peace-means-to-muslims-just-ask-jefferson/#lPxcsFtkvqdTezS1.99

Islam in the Public Square

Crisis Magazine
William Kilpatrick
January 2, 2018

Secularists like to advise Christians that, for the sake of social harmony, they ought to keep their religion to themselves. Religion, they argue, is a private affair between an individual and his designated deity, and ought not to be dragged into the public square. Moreover, they helpfully add, it’s an imposition on others to confront them with beliefs that they may find offensive.

 As for themselves, secularists have no qualms about imposing their own values on everyone within reach. They are convinced of the rightness of their beliefs, and consequently they don’t think twice about forcing Christian bakers, florists, and photographers to endorse gay weddings. They are also convinced that they know what’s best for your children. And what’s best for them, they are quite certain, is that they learn all the latest fashions in gender identity and marriage equality.
In his groundbreaking 1984 book, The Naked Public Square, Richard John Neuhaus argued that the public square can never be naked for long. In other words, it cannot be neutral about values: “If it is not clothed with the ‘meanings’ borne by religion, new ‘meanings’ will be imposed by virtue of the ambitions of the modern state.”
In short, the committed secularist won’t be satisfied with the removal of the crèche from the town square. He’ll insist that it be replaced with something that more accurately reflects American diversity—say, a monument to Margaret Sanger or a statue of James Obergefell. Of course, secular society’s reach extends well beyond the town green. The religion of secularism is constantly being advanced in a variety of venues—in courtrooms, school rooms, and in the newly remodeled bathrooms that accommodate the newly invented genders.
Fr. Neuhaus was right in predicting that “a perverse notion of the disestablishment of religion leads to the establishment of the state as Church.” The secular state quickly moves to enshrine whatever values it currently smiles upon. And it defends them as though they were divinely revealed dogma. But, despite his prescience, Neuhaus did fail to anticipate another development—namely, that the Judeo-Christian tradition might be displaced from the public square not only by the state, but also by another religion.

 The possibility that Islam would one day be a contender for control of the public square probably didn’t enter his mind. That’s no surprise. Except for the blip caused by the Iranian Revolution, Islam wasn’t on anyone’s radar in the early eighties. Yet Islam is now well on its way to controlling the public square in parts of Europe. And, were it not for the election of Donald Trump and the defeat of the Muslim Brotherhood-friendly Clinton machine, the U.S. would now be playing catch-up.
As has often been observed, Islam is a political religion. Some, like Dutch MP Geert Wilders, contend that it is almost totally political with only a thin and deceptive veneer of religiosity. Whatever the exact proportion of politics to religion, it’s hard to deny that the political dimension looms large in Islam. Muhammad, after all, was a warlord. He conquered all of Arabia, and within a relatively short time after his death, his followers conquered an area larger than the Roman Empire. Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi, one of the most important twentieth-century Islamic theorists, wrote that “Islam requires the earth—not just a portion, but the whole planet.”

Please click here to read the article in its entirety at Crisis Magazine

ISIS Kills Scores of Christians in Retaken Syrian Town: Report

By Conor Gaffey

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) killed scores of Christians when they captured a Syrian town recently liberated by the government, a Syrian Christian leader has said.

ISIS swept into the town of Al-Qaryatain in August 2015, kidnapping at least 230 civilians including dozens of Christians in the central Syrian town, which lies 104 kilometers (65 miles) southwest of Palmyra. The town had a population of some 2,000 Syriac Catholics and Orthodox Christians prior to the outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2011, but this had dropped to just 300 before ISIS took control.

Al-Qaryatain was retaken by Syrian government forces with the backing of Russian airstrikes earlier in April and reports are just beginning to emerge of life under the extremist group for civilians in the town. Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church, told the BBC on Sunday that 21 Christians were murdered when ISIS first captured the city.

Some died trying to escape while others were killed for violating the terms of contracts they had signed requiring them to submit to the extremists’ interpretation of Islamic law. Hundreds of Christians in Al-Qaryatain were reportedly forced to sign so-called dhimmi contracts, which enabled them to live under ISIS rule in the town. The patriarch added that five other Christians are missing and presumed dead, while ransoms had been paid to ISIS to secure the release of the rest of the Christians.

The civil war in Syria has had a devastating impact on the country’s Christian contingent, which made up approximately 10 percent of Syria’s population before the outbreak of the conflict. The European Parliament stated in October 2015 that about 40 percent of Syria’s Christian population—or 700,000 people—had fled the country.

Go to this website to read the original article http://www.newsweek.com/isis-killed-scores-christians-retaken-syrian-town-patriarch-446132

NOTE: Jesus Christ was crucified in Jerusalem, was dead for three days, and rose from the dead, and walked among us for forty days until his Ascension. After the Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to the Apostles, they spread out to different areas of the land to spread the good news, of our salvation. One of the first places they went to was what is now Syria, which was the home of Simon Peter. Not only does ISIS eradicate people who do not bow down to their cult they attempt to erase the ancient traces of preceding times like in Palmyra which was a Roman outpost in Syria, from the first or second century after the year of our Lord. Click here to view more about that.

R.I.P. Justice Scalia

Feb. 18, 2016

It is hard to imagine a greater loss to Liberty in America than has occurred in the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. His understanding of the Constitution as a pact between free people and government, and our protection from oppressive government, was unparalleled.

The fact that 30% of Americans do not know who he was, speaks volumes about the state of our Union and our education system.

My words and thoughts are totally inadequate but you can easily find more about the great man's life and legacy. Click here for a link to wikipedia. Or click here to read the thoughts of the other Justices on the Supreme Court about him.

R.I.P. Justice Scalia.

Shariah Law at work in the Obama Administration

Obama DHS scrubs records of hundreds of Muslim terrorists

Published: 7 Feb 2016
World Net Daily
Pamela Geller

       Not only did the Obama administration scrub counter-terror programs of jihad and Islam, now we find out that his administration scrubbed the records of Muslim terrorists. If the enemedia were not aligned with the jihad force, this would be front-page news across the nation.

An agent of the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, for 15 years, Philip Haney, reported Friday that after the Christmas Day underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tried to blow up a crowded passenger jet over Detroit, “President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to ‘connect the dots.’ He said, ‘This was not a failure to collect intelligence; it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.'”

Haney revealed: “Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material – the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.”

What Haney discloses is truly shocking: “Just before that Christmas Day attack, in early November 2009, I was ordered by my superiors at the Department of Homeland Security to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS). These types of records are the basis for any ability to ‘connect dots.’ Every day, DHS Customs and Border Protection officers watch entering and exiting many individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations, then look for patterns. Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that. Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database.”

Who gave the order to scrub the records of Muslims with ties to terror groups?

These new shocking revelations come fresh on the heels of whistleblower testimony in the wake of the San Bernardino jihad slaughter, revealing that the Obama administration shut down investigations into jihadists in America (and quite possible the San Bernardino shooters) at the request of the Department of State and the DHS’ own Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Division. Haney noted: “They claimed that since the Islamist groups in question were not Specially Designated Terrorist Organizations (SDTOs) tracking individuals related to these groups was a violation of the travelers’ civil liberties. These were almost exclusively foreign nationals: When were they granted the civil rights and liberties of American citizens?”

How is this not impeachable? When did foreign terrorists get civil rights?

Haney described how he began investigating scores of individuals with links to the traditionalist Islamic Indo-Pakistani Deobandi movement, and its related offshoots, prominently, Tablighi Jamaat. 

I have reported on this infiltration for years. I reported on it extensively in my book, “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.” Obama has partnered with terror-tied groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim American Society and others. The stealth jihad in the information battle-space has led to the vigorous enforcement of blasphemy laws under the Shariah, as Obama ordered that counter-terror training materials must avoid all reference to Islam and jihad. Under Islamic law, it is prohibited to criticize Islam.

The Obama administration is Shariah-compliant at all costs. Its number one priority is to protect Islam, even when it puts American lives at risk. The cold-blooded slaughter of Americans in the homeland by Muslims has not tempered Obama’s Shariah enthusiasm. On the contrary, Garland, Fort Hood, Chattanooga, UCMED, San Bernardino, etc., have accelerated it.

My civil liberties and your civil liberties are being abridged in accordance with the blasphemy laws under Shariah. My organization is engaged in 15 different free-speech lawsuits against various cities. Our free-speech lawsuit against Boston is heading to the Supreme Court, because even though truthful, our ads violate the laws of Shariah (“do not criticize Islam”). We are being forced to adhere to Shariah mores, but jihad murderers are given sanctuary and protection – to slaughter Americans.

The moral, or in this case the immoral, of the story is this: Jihad terror works.

Click here to read this article in its entirety, including links to more information.
Pamela Geller is the publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and the author of the WND Books title "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance."

Wisconsin firm fires Muslims in prayer dispute

Religious breaks disrupted production at lawn mower, snowblower manufacturer

Published: 02/04/2016

(ABC News) A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn’t provide extra time for prayer.

Ariens Co. terminated the workers in a dispute that began last month when it moved to enforce an existing rule of two 10-minute breaks per work shift and dozens of Muslim staffers of Somali descent walked off the job in protest.

Of the 53 employees involved, 32 have abided with the policy, 14 resigned and seven were terminated Tuesday, according to Ariens spokeswoman Ann Stilp. The news of the terminations was first reported by WLUK-TV in Green Bay.

Please click here to read entire article at ABC News.

Finland TV airs 'laughable' strategy to stop rape

If shouting 'No!' doesn't work, then swat attacker with purse

World Net Daily
Published: 02/03/2016
by Leo Hohmann

A public-service advertisement running on Finland TV instructs women in the Scandinavian country on how to fend off a rapist.
But rather than pull out a handgun or even pepper spray, the women of Finland are taught to confront their attackers with bare hands and a purse.
Rape epidemics have engulfed Finland, Sweden and Germany in a sea of fear since the mass influx of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa began two years ago.

 Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, said he found the video laughable.
Anti-Shariah activist and author Pamela Geller posted the video on her website earlier this week under the title "It just gets more absurd."

Click here to read this article in its entirety at World Net Daily.

 Netanyahu: Islamic terrorism is flooding the world from Jakarta to California

The prime minister says the struggle against terrorism will take time but that Israel is fighting hard.

 Jerusalem Post

Islamic terrorism is flooding the world and inciting millions from Jakarta to Africa and all the way to California, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a trip on Thursday to the Jerusalem hospital treating a Border Police officer who was injured in yesterday's attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City.

Netanyahu praised the courage of the security forces and the courage and strength the Border Police officer shown during Wednesday's attack. He also expressed his condolences to the family of Border Police officer Hadar Cohen who was killed in the combined shooting and stabbing attack.

Three Arab terrorists wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives carried out the attack on Wednesday killing Cohen, 19, who died of her wounds shortly after being rushed to the capital's Hadassa University Medical Center at Mt. Scopus. Her partner, Ravit, was seriously wounded and underwent emergency surgery at the hospital. As of Thursday morning she was considered to be in moderate condition.

"We are all saddened by the death of Hadar Cohen, a real hero. We all embrace the family," Netanyahu said.

The prime minister emphasized that a great effort is being put into the fight against terrorism, during the lengthy effort to defeat it.

"It will take time, it is a long struggle," Netanyahu said. "We are in this fight, it is not passing us by, but we are fighting it with great force and will continue to do so."

"Kabatiya has been closed off while the IDF and the Shin bet make widespread arrests of wanted suspects, we have cancelled many work permits and the attorney-general informed me yesterday that he has added a number of houses belonging to terrorists to be slated for demolition," Netanyahu said of the West Bank village, from where Wednesday's terrorists hailed.

Police Commissioner Inspector General Roni Alsheich paid a visit to the wounded Border Police officer on Wednesday night.

During his visit, Alsheich praised the two teenager Border Police officers who had recently drafted into the force for preventing a major terror attack.

Alsheich said “I have no doubt that a terror cell that comes with an arsenal like this has every intention of carrying out a massive attack.”

Ravit and Cohen were part of a three-man patrol along with their commander. They had only been drafted a couple months before and their deployment at Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem was part of their training.

Since the attack yesterday, police and the Border Police have drawn criticism for the fact that the two women were posted at one of the most dangerous flashpoints in the country so soon after they were drafted.

The three terrorists were responsible for the attack were identified as Ahmed Rajeh Zakarneh, Muhammad Ahmed Kmail, and Ahmed Najeh Abu al-Rub. All three were shot dead at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.

Cohen was due to be buried on Thursday afternoon.

Khaled Abu Toameh contributed to this report.

Click here to read the article at the Jerusalem Post web site.

A Glimpse of Clinton and her Advisors...

No holds barred: Torrent of anti-Israel advice found in Hillary’s emails

Jerusalem Post - Opinion
By Shmuley Boteach

Clandestinely stirring up potentially violent protests in an attempt to try and force Israel to go against its best interests? Advice like this was par for the course with Clinton’s advisers.

It’s already been established that one of Hillary Clinton’s most trusted advisers, Sid Blumenthal, sent her anti-Israel articles, ideas and advice during her time as secretary of state. But the stream of anti-Israel advice received by Clinton was much more comprehensive.

In the entire forced dump of Clinton’s emails, you will be hard pressed to find a single one sympathetic toward the Jewish state from any of the people she relied on. The negative, poisonous approach to Israel throughout this email expose shows the atmosphere that she had established around herself. These emails seem to demonstrate that a huge segment of her close advisers and confidantes were attacking Israel, condemning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and strategizing how to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria at all costs.

This was occurring against the backdrop of Israel’s recent Gaza withdrawal, which led to the takeover of Gaza by Hamas. There is almost zero mention of the huge risks to Israel’s security in withdrawing as Clinton and the Obama administration did everything they could to pressure Israel to capitulate to their demands.

Take a look at a sampling of the advice being sent to Clinton from her many advisers that we have now become privy to.

Sandy Berger was Clinton’s foreign policy adviser during her 2008 presidential campaign. In September of 2010 he sent her ideas on how to pressure Israel to make concessions for peace. Berger acknowledged “how fragile is Abbas’s political position,” and how “Palestinians are in disarray,” and that “failure is a real possibility.” Berger was well aware of, and informed Hillary of, the very real possibility that Israel would be placing its national security at grave risk in a deal that would very likely fail and lead to a Hamas takeover.

But Berger felt the risks to Israeli lives were worth it.

He advised the need to make Netanyahu feel “uneasy about incurring our displeasure....”

Berger emphasizes the need “to convince the prime minister – through various forms of overt persuasion and implicit pressure – to make the necessary compromises” and talks of the “possibility – to turn his position against him.”

Astoundingly, Berger seems to accuse the Jews in America of racism toward Obama. He writes, “At a political level, the past year has clearly demonstrated the degree to which the U.S. has been hamstrung by its low ratings in Israel and among important segments of the domestic Jewish constituency....” He then adds, “Domestically, he faces a reservoir of skepticism on this issue which reflects many factors, including inexcusable prejudice.”

Anne Marie Slaughter was Clinton’s director of policy planning from 2009-2011. She wrote to Clinton in September of 2010 and devised a scheme to encourage wealthy philanthropists to pledge millions to the Palestinians (which no doubt would have been embezzled by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his cronies as were other funds).

She wrote: “This may be a crazy idea.... Suppose we launched a “Pledge for Palestine” campaign... Such a campaign among billionaires/multi-millionaires around the world would reflect a strong vote of confidence in the building of a Palestinian state....”

She adds: “There would also be a certain shaming effect re Israelis who, would be building settlements in the face of a pledge for peace.”

Clinton’s response to this email: “I am very interested- pls flesh out. Thx.”

Robert Russo, one of Clinton’s aides and currently her campaign’s “director of correspondence and briefings” sent an email in April of 2012 informing her of Netanyahu’s father’s death and advising her to give him a condolence call. Included with Russo’s email is an extremely biased article attacking both Netanyahu and his father, describing them as virulently racist warmongers and calling the elder Netanyahu “a behindthe- scenes adviser to his son, the most powerful person in Israel.”

The article noted that “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly denied that his father was a one-dimensional ideologue. He further emphasized that he himself was a different person from his father.”

But then it goes on to say, without providing any proof whatsoever, “Israelis seemed in the dark about the extent of paternal influence on their leader,” and “To understand Bibi, you have to understand the father.”

One might be forgiven for questioning Clinton’s sympathy and sincerity when she later placed the call and gave Netanyahu her condolences.

Thomas Pickering, former US ambassador to Israel, wrote to Clinton on December 18, 2011, and suggested a secret plan to stir up major Palestinian protests in an attempt to force the Israeli government into peace negotiations.

He stated that the protests “must be all and only women. Why? On the Palestinian side the male culture is to use force.”

Pickering’s goal was to ignite protests that would engulf the West Bank, “just like Tahrir square.” He adds that the Palestinian “leadership has shied away from this idea because they can’t control it,” and they are “afraid of being replaced.”

This idiotic reasoning that somehow only women would participate and things would stay peaceful is obviously absurd. As Pickering himself notes, “Palestinian men will not for long patiently demonstrate – they will be inclined over time and much too soon to be frustrated and use force. Their male culture comes close to requiring it.”

Regardless, Pickering writes that the protests could be used against Israel “to influence the political leadership.”

The idea was as dangerous for the Palestinians as it was for Israel. As Pickering himself admits, widespread protests could overthrow Abbas’ government, and if Palestinian men joined in, widespread violence would inevitably break out. It would obviously be impossible to prevent men from participating in these demonstrations.

Yet Pickering felt this extreme risk was worth taking, even if it meant the replacement of Abbas with another Hamas-led government. And even if meant violence breaking out across the West Bank leading to a third intifada and the murder of countless Jews. He also emphasizes the need to hide all US involvement in this plot. Clinton forwarded this email to Monica Hanley and asked her to “pls print.”

Clandestinely stirring up potentially violent protests in an attempt to try and force Israel to go against its best interests? Advice like this was par for the course when it came to Clinton’s advisers.

In a follow-up column we’ll illuminate even more anti-Israel advice that was given the then-secretary of state. Sadly, there was just so much of it.

The author, “America’s Rabbi,” is the international bestselling author of 30 books including his upcoming The Israel Warrior’s Handbook. Follow him on Twitter @ RabbiShmuley.

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Click here to read the original article at the Jerusalem Post website and check for the follow up column if you have the stomach for it.

 In Colo., a look at life after marijuana legalization

Boston Globe

Joshua Miller

Feb 22, 2016


DENVER — Nestled between a 7-Eleven and a store selling Broncos jerseys, the door to the generic-looking retail establishment is easy to miss. But once inside, the smell is unmistakable.


At Euflora, tables are filled with glass containers of marijuana next to interactive tablets describing each strain (“sweet floral aroma,” “intoxicatingly potent”). An array of marijuana-infused products beckon behind locked cases: from energy shots to sour gummies, brownies to bacon brittle. And if you’re 21 or older, it’s all legal to buy.


This is Colorado, where a billion-dollar-a-year legal marijuana industry has emerged since January 2014. It offers an early look at what Massachusetts could face should voters greenlight an expected ballot question and legalize the drug this fall.


So has legalization been a plus or a minus?


“Yes,” Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman replied with a laugh.


The consensus among several top state officials — who emphasize that their job is to carry out the will of the voters rather than mull whether their constituents made the right choice — is that there have been no widely felt negative effects on the state since marijuana became legal, and a crop of retail stores, cultivation facilities, and manufacturers sprung up from Aurora to Telluride.


Legalization has ushered in thousands of new jobs in the burgeoning industry, brought $135 million into state coffers last year, and ended the prohibition of a widely used substance.


But police say they struggle to enforce a patchwork of laws covering marijuana, including drugged driving. Officials fret about the industry becoming like big tobacco, dodging regulation and luring users with slick advertising. And this state, long a leader in cannabis use, has the highest youth rate of marijuana use in the nation, according to the most recent data available from a federal drug-use survey.


Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment in November 2012 legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana, which began in 2014.


The drug is heavily regulated. Each plant for sale must be tagged with a radio frequency identification chip, from an early stage of its life to sale, to help the state track it. Marijuana, both in plant form and infused in products, is required to be tested for potency and contaminants, and sold in child-resistant containers.



Tourists and locals alike can buy recreational marijuana as long as they are at least 21 and can possess up to 1 ounce. Only those with a medical marijuana “red card,” issued by the state on the recommendation of a physician, can possess more at one time.


While the popular image of marijuana use remains joints and vaporizers, a significant percentage of marijuana sales in Colorado — nearly half according to some estimates — take the form of infused products, such as edible treats, pills, drops, bath soak, and even “sensual enhancement oil.”


More than two years into the still-rapidly growing industry, how do top officials and their constituents see legalization?


“There are a certain number of folks, like myself, who were pretty reticent about it to begin with,” said House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, a Democrat. But “the sky didn’t fall. Everything seems to be working pretty well.”


That’s in line with the view of Colorado voters, according to a November 2015 survey. The poll found 53 percent believe legalizing marijuana has been good for the state, while 39 percent believe it has been bad.


And Dr. Larry Wolk, the top medical official in Colorado’s public health department, said that since legalization no large troubling public health trends have cropped up yet. But he noted sporadic reports of impaired driving and people getting violently ill from ingesting too much marijuana in edibles, such as candy bars.


He said this month new data indicate that the biggest increases in marijuana hospitalizations have been seen among out-of-staters, who might be naive about the drug’s effects.


All marijuana, including medical, is subject to standard state and local sales tax in Colorado. But recreational marijuana is also subject to an additional 10 percent special state tax, along with additional local marijuana taxes. And there’s also a 15 percent excise tax on wholesale transfers of recreational marijuana, that ends up raising retail prices.


For producers, the tax picture is among the many complexities of running a marijuana business.


Sally Vander Veer, president of one of the state’s largest dispensaries and cultivation operations, which has 70 employees and a payroll of about $3.8 million a year, is bullish on her rapidly expanding business. Medicine Man has a 40 percent profit margin, she said. But her company struggles with what she estimates to be an effective tax rate of nearly 50 percent, as well as having to deal almost exclusively in cash. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, access to banking services is severely restricted.


The state saw $135 million in tax and fee revenue last year from the recreational and medical marijuana industry, money that has gone to, among other efforts, education for youth and law enforcement on the drug.


State Representative Jonathan Singer, a leader on marijuana issues in the House, said what legalization has done is “allowed marijuana to pay its own way,” with the cost of regulation paid for by dispensaries and consumers.


Yet law enforcement officials offer a more negative, chaotic view. They paint a picture of a quickly evolving array of laws, regulations, and ordinances that outpace their enforcement tools for related issues, such as drugged driving.


For one, they say, there’s no quick, reliable check to see whether drivers are too high to operate a vehicle safely, as there is for blood-alcohol level. And there’s no easy way to determine whether food products in a vehicle are infused with pot.


“You have no ability to test the gummy bear laying there on the dashboard,” said Chief John Jackson of the Greenwood Village, Colo., Police Department said.


“Edibles pose a problem because there is no way to tell the potency of it, there is no way to test it in the field. And no law enforcement officer is going to lick it and say, ‘Well, there’s marijuana, THC in that.’ ” (THC is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana.)


Jackson, former president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, and other police officials said legalization simply moved much faster than law enforcement officers’ ability to keep up with it.


Jackson, who sounded beleaguered in an interview, said a fallacy of legalization is that it would give law enforcement time back to focus on more serious, complicated criminal issues and bigger drug problems.


Two years and two months into full legalization, he said, “we’re not seeing that.”


Another problem with edible marijuana products, said Dr. Michael DiStefano, who directs emergency medicine clinical operations at Colorado’s only top-level pediatric trauma center: the inability of kids to distinguish between normal products and those infused with THC.


When marijuana is “handled responsibly, it’s not an issue for children’s health. The problem is a lot of these edibles,” he said. “They look like regular candy. . . . There’s no way to discern what is an edible gummy bear that has THC in it, versus a regular gummy bear. In fact, you cannot distinguish them unless they’re in the package.”


He said he’s seen an uptick in kids admitted to the ER at Children’s Hospital Colorado — to about 15 last year — ill from accidentally ingesting edible marijuana-infused foods since the drug became legal for recreational use in January 2014.


Indeed, the most grinding concerns and the biggest question marks focus on kids and young adults. But the effects of legalization on children remain effectively unknown with about two years of experience and lagging statistics.


Opponents of legalization point to a federal drug survey that estimates Colorado had the highest level of any state of 12- to 17-year-olds reporting marijuana use in the last 30 days for 2013-2014. But the change in Colorado’s youth use rate from 2012-2013 — before full legalization— to 2013-2014 — partly after — was not statistically significant. And federal statisticians say the findings are not sufficient to draw conclusions about changes in youth marijuana use patterns as a result of legalization.


Wolk, the top doctor at the state’s public health department, said Colorado marijuana use has always been high compared with the rest of the country.


“No pun intended,” he said, “we started high and stayed high — use hasn’t increased in a statistically significant way since legalization. Those that were using before are still using now, among youths and adults.”


For some opponents, a big concern isn’t just what has happened so far, but what’s yet to come. They worry that the burgeoning marijuana industry, like alcohol and tobacco before it, could eventually use its profits to gain clout and subvert attempts at regulation.


Jeffrey Zinsmeister, executive vice president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a national nonprofit group cofounded by former US representative Patrick Kennedy that opposes legalization and commercialization of marijuana, said there have been several red flags.


“You’re seeing this headlong rush into another addictive industry without knowing what widespread marijuana use is going to do to society,” he warned. “And the signs from Colorado are not good.”


Officials say their primary concerns include: adults being able to legally consume the drug normalizes it for kids; Joe Camel-like ads that make pot smoking seem appealing to kids; and legalization increasing availability, thus making the barrier to getting marijuana lower.


“I worry about normalization, I worry about commercialization, and I worry about availability,” said Andrew Freedman, who directs Governor John Hickenlooper’s Office of Marijuana Coordination.


“What happens to people over the long term, especially kids over the long term, as they see marijuana normalized, as they see people advertising for marijuana, and as accessibility becomes greater and greater?” he asked. “Kids who are, right now, saying, ‘No thanks,’ will that change over time?”


Freedman and other people deeply involved in the day-to-day oversight of the new market say it functions pretty smoothly. But they emphasize the broader question of whether or not legalization ends up a success will probably take five or 10 years to answer fully.


Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos. Click here to subscribe to his weekday e-mail update on politics.

File this Under U S Constitution or Religious Freedom??

September 22, 2016

  A 300 page report issued by the United States Council on Civil Rights (USCCR) on 7 September of 2016, has caused a righteous outcry from many religious and other liberty loving institutions. You may rightly question the authority of a commission that  blindly ignores the fundamental liberty of individuals alluded to in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. The commission, headed by chairman Martin R Castro, appointed by President Obama in 2011, suffers a serious blind spot of vision.

The USCCR recommends particular protections for people who fall within a variety of groups designated by particular labels adopted over the years, offering these groups special privileges beyond that of "regular" Americans, those generic citizens, whose basic liberties were noted and codified in the founding documents of our country to be protected from the encroachment of the rules and restrictions and regulations of an ever-growing totalitarian government which has usurped some non-existent power to brand my conscience and beliefs as "intolerant" or discriminatory.

There is a blind spot on the part of the commission that does not recognize the freedom of faith-abiding people of conscience to live by the tenets of their respective religions, that do not infringe upon health and welfare of others.

There are a number of links to explore- first of all a link to the report itself, followed by reactions and comments of a variety of faith-based organizations, as well as the watchdog groups that recognize the freedoms that our Constitution attempted to protect.











U.S. Slams Israel for New West Bank Settlement Expansion

Marcy Oster
September 1, 2016

(JTA) — The U.S. State Department condemned the announcement that an Israeli planning committee approved the construction of hundreds of housing units in four West Bank settlements.

“We’re deeply concerned by the government’s announcement to advance plans for these settlement units in the West Bank,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday, in answer to a reporter’s question during a briefing, hours after reports of the approval. “Since the Quartet report came out, we have seen a very significant acceleration of Israeli settlement activity that runs directly counter to the conclusions of the report. So far this year, Israel has promoted plans for over 2,500 units, including over 700 units retroactively approved in the West Bank.”

Kirby said that the State Department is “particularly troubled by the policy of retroactively approving unauthorized settlement units and outposts that are themselves illegal under Israeli law. These policies have effectively given the Israeli Government a green light for the pervasive advancement of settlement activity in a new and potentially unlimited way. This significant expansion of the settlement enterprise poses a very serious and growing threat to the viability of the two-state solution.”

“Potentially unlimited” is a recent term used by the State Department, and seems to indicate that State believes Israel wants to annex the West Bank.

The Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee on Wednesday approved construction of 234 living units in Elkana in the northern West Bank, designated to be a nursing home; 30 homes in Beit Arye in the northern West Bank; and 20 homes in the Jerusalem ring neighborhood of Givat Zeev.

The committee also retroactively legalized 179 housing units built in the 1980s in Ofarim, part of the Beit Arye municipality.

The approval comes less than a week after Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, criticized Israel for continuing to build in West Bank settlements and neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, going against the recommendations issued in June by the Mideast Quartet. The Quartet, made up of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the U.N., called on Israel in June to stop building in the settlements and on the Palestinians to halt incitement.

Click here to read the above article on the forward.com web site

In Saudi Arabia, signs of an effort to break the Israel taboo

By Michael Wilner, Herb Keinon
08/30/2016 21:30

Saudi state-run media appears to be softening its reporting on Israel, running unprecedented columns floating the prospect of direct relations, quoting Israeli officials and filling its news holes with fewer negative stories on Israel’s relationship with the Palestinians.

The public shift – from outlets such as al-Arabiya and Riyadh newspaper, among other local or state-owned outlets – reflects secret, under-the-table contact between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state that has been a work in progress for years.

But media movement marks a new phase in that diplomatic process, according to some experts on the kingdom, who see signs of a monarchy effort to prepare Saudi society for debate that had previously been off limits.

“The key here is that everybody understands this is not going to turn around overnight, and its probably not going to convince a lot of people. But that’s not really the point,” said David Pollock, an expert on the region at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “The point is to establish this as a debatable proposition, and to break the taboo of even debating about it – about the prospect of normalizing relations.”

“Once you’ve done that, you’ve made it legitimate,” Pollock added. “There are suddenly two sides.”

One column called for Saudis to “leave behind” their “hatred of Jews,” and another said that talks between the two nations should be direct, without intermediaries, based on Saudi national interests.

Those national interests appear to align with Israel’s, primarily on the issue of Iran, which has dominated the Saudi news cycle in recent months– from Islamic Republic activities in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.

Saudi conservative Islamists view Iran, the Shi’ite and Hezbollah as “much worse than the Jews,” Pollock commented. “So that kind of takes the edge off – and actually pushes them in the same direction.”

An official in the Foreign Ministry said there have been some positive signals from Riyadh – such as an interview that ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer gave recently to the Saudi media, and one that Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold had last year with a Saudi website – but that there is no sense this is part of an organized campaign to prepare the ground for better ties.

“These are positive signs, but I would not say they are game changers,” the official said. “Good things are happening.

But rather than seeing this as trying to prepare the ground for something, I’d say it is a sign that there is less enmity.”

A source in the Prime Minister’s Office concurred. He acknowledged a few articles of late from “some pretty big journalists” against hating Jews, but said that he knows nothing about it coming from the top as part of an organized campaign.

Quiet talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia began leaking into public view in June, when a handshake between Gold and former Saudi government adviser Anwar Eshki raised eyebrows. Putting to rest any doubt that the handshake was an isolated affair, Eshki led a Saudi delegation to Jerusalem the following month that was publicly acknowledged.

Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud also shared a stage with Israel’s former military intelligence chief, Amos Yadlin, in 2014.

A similar effort is under way in Egypt, Pollock said.

“I gather from talking to some of the people who are directly involved with it that there are different camps – different schools of thought in these countries,” said Pollock. “There is definitely internal opposition, and it’s very delicate, and fragile. But in both countries, the government and the establishment media – and their spin-offs and allies – are pursuing a deliberate strategy to do this.”

Click here to read the entire article on the Jerusalem Post web site.

UN Backs Secret Obama Takeover of Police

International org calls for federalization of U.S. law enforcement to be 'beefed up,' cover all of America

by Robert Romano | Updated 04 Aug 2016 at 10:04 AM

“The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has provided oversight and recommendations for improvement of police services in a number of cities with consent decrees. This is one of the most effective ways to reduce discrimination in law enforcement and it needs to be beefed up and increased to cover as many of the 18,000-plus local law enforcement jurisdictions.”

That was United Nations Rapporteur Maina Kai on July 27, a representative of the U.N. Human Rights Council, who on the tail-end of touring the U.S., endorsed a little-known and yet highly controversial practice by the Justice Department to effect a federal takeover of local police and corrections departments.

    The Obama administration has been pursuing the federal takeover of local police right under Congress' nose — and Republicans in Congress were apparently unaware it was happening.

The consent decrees are already being implemented in Newark, New Jersey; Miami, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Ferguson, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois; and other municipalities.

Here's how it works: the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice files a lawsuit in federal court against a city, county, or state, alleging constitutional and civil rights violations by the police or at a corrections facility. It is done under 42 U.S.C. § 14141, a section of the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, granting the attorney general the power to prosecute law enforcement misconduct. The municipality then simply agrees to the judicial finding — without contest — and the result is a wide-reaching federal court order that imposes onerous regulations on local police.

The federal court orders are designed to undo Rudy Giuliani-style policing tactics that were effective at reducing crime in big cities in the 1990s and 2000s.

In short, the much-feared nationalization of local police departments is already being initiated by the Obama administration's Justice Department. And somehow nobody noticed.

Federal requirements include how searches are conducted, what constitutes legitimate use of force, the mandatory use of on-body cameras by the police, and so forth. The agreements impose years-long compliance review regimes, implementation deadlines, and regular reviews by federal bureaucrats. This makes local police directly answerable to the Civil Rights Division at the DOJ.

One example includes a 77-page March 30 consent decree between the department and the City of Newark, New Jersey, that resulted from a 2011 investigation, a 2014 series of findings by the Civil Rights Division, and then finally a federal lawsuit alleging police misconduct in the U.S. District Court in the District of New Jersey.

The original complaint alleged that the Newark Police Department (NPD) "has engaged in a pattern or practice of constitutional violations in its stop and arrest practices, responses to individuals' exercise of their rights under the First Amendment, uses of force, and theft by officers. The investigation also revealed that the pattern or practice of constitutional violations stems in part from deficiencies in NPD's systems that are designed to prevent and detect misconduct, including its systems for reviewing force and investigating complaints regarding officer conduct."

The city of Newark, via the consent decree, agreed to the allegations and to implement a "comprehensive and agency-wide policies and procedures that are consistent with and incorporate all substantive requirements of this agreement," including rules on stops, searches, use of force, etc. The city has two years to implement, with the full agreement lasting five years. Meaning — even if the political parties change power in the city of Newark, the new mayor and city council would still be required to implement the court order.
U.S. Cities with Active DOJ Consent Decrees
City    State    Police Force
Chicago    IL    11944
Los Angeles    CA    10000
Miami    FL    1259
Ferguson    MO    54
Source: Americans for Limited Government

These consent decrees are in essence regulations. That, is, without the niceties of administrative procedures requirements, public comments, or even any congressional oversight.

Remarkably, congressional offices contacted by this author were generally unaware of the regulation of local policing via DOJ consent decrees with cities — even though the agreements have been implemented for years. Not a single hearing or word of protest has occurred on this topic.

The lack of oversight is pathetic enough — but to make matters even worse, this could actually be the first step in a new wide-ranging body of federal rules on local police.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" (AFFH) actually originated as a consent decree in 2009 against Westchester County, New York, requiring affordable housing units to be built in the county. Afterward, Republican Robert Astorino was elected county executive and yet was still required to implement the court order.

Westchester became the basis for AFFH, where every city and county in the country that accepts any part of $3 billion of annual community development block grants to 1,200 recipient cities and counties now has to comply with HUD's dictates on zoning along racial and income guidelines.

DOJ may very well end up doing the same thing with the local police — that is, if Congress does not wise up to what's really happening and defund implementation of 42 U.S.C. § 14141. This is dangerous. What is most chilling is how far along the Obama Justice Department is in this process. The breadth of regulation here shatters any notion of local governance or federalism. The Obama administration has been pursuing the federal takeover of local police right under Congress' nose — and Republicans  in Congress were apparently unaware it was happening.

No doubt the practice would continue under a Hillary Clinton administration too. Do you want a Clinton Justice Department running your local police force? That is how important the election in November suddenly becomes — with law and order already hanging in the balance and police being targeted by domestic terrorists in the slayings in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

As Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning noted in a statement calling attention to the U.N.'s interest in the DOJ program and urging Congress to act, "The fact that the U.N. Human Rights Council — which includes some of the worst abusers of human rights in the world that hate the U.S. — is cheering for this DOJ national takeover of the police should tell members everything they need to know. It's time to support local police, not render them impotent via federal restrictions against maintaining law and order. No less than the very existence of local government is at stake."

Robert Romano is the senior editor of Americans for Limited Government.

Panic Mode: Khizr Khan Deletes Law Firm Website that Specialized in Muslim Immigration

by Matthew Boyle
August 2, 2016

  Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their allies media wide have been using to hammer GOP president