“BUILDING POWER FOR MUSLIMS IN POLITICS”

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/building-power-muslims-politics-robert-spencer;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Editor’s note: In this monograph, Robert Spencer reveals the disquieting agenda and goals of those who are working hard to get Muslims elected to political office at the national, state, and local level. He shows how this initiative is gaining ground despite the frank anti-Americanism of Ilhan Omar and others – or is it because of that anti-Americanism?

Building power

“Invest in building power for Muslims in politics,” is the invitation from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) in a tweet on May 23, 2020, which features a photo of a smiling Salam al-Marayati, MPAC’s President and co-founder, with the notorious Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Ca.).[1] “We ensure that Muslim voices are heard by decision-makers in Washington, DC,” the tweet also says, “and we work diligently with policymakers like Rep. Adam Schiff to advocate for legislation that protects our communities.”[2]

To those who are aware of Adam Schiff’s central role in the attempt to frame President Trump for an impeachable offense and railroad him out of office, MPAC’s upbeat declaration of civic engagement was hardly reassuring. Even more disturbing was the fact that the stated goal was not something to the effect of “Help Muslims begin to participate in the American political process,” much less anything such as “Encourage Muslims to assimilate and adopt American values,” but “invest in building power for Muslims in politics.”

Building power. It is not unreasonable to surmise from this language that MPAC, at very least, appears to be aiming toward establishing a Muslim bloc in American politics, one that will wield power and influence with its Muslim identity at the forefront, contending for candidates and policies that it deems to be in line with Islamic teachings and values.

While there are many organizations in the United States defending their own group’s interests, MPAC’s endeavor is different from the others in that Islamic law, Sharia, is authoritarian by nature, denying the freedom of speech, as well as aggressive, expansionist, and supremacist. In its classic formulations, Islamic law denies equality of rights to women and non-Muslims, and allows for a host of practices that are incompatible in numerous with American principles and customs; discussion of these issues, however, has been effectively silenced by charges of “Islamophobia” and “bigotry,” not least from al-Marayati and MPAC itself.

Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch asked pointed questions in November 2019, after another Islamic advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), sent out a press release celebrating the large number of Muslims who had just been elected to various offices. “One might wonder,” Corcoran wrote, “as I did here in 2007 why if refugees and Muslim migrants of all stripes were eager to assimilate did they need to place their people (representing their religion) into local, state and federal government? And, just imagine, I asked then, if we would blatantly say—we want Catholics, Jews, other Christians as our leaders—wouldn’t all hell break loose in the media? Yet, no one seems to care if CAIR says we are electing our people, Muslims, everywhere we can!”[3]

Becoming dominant

Yet there is ample cause to be concerned about this. Not a few Muslim leaders in the United States have been quite clear about their long-term goals and intentions, including Omar Ahmad, CAIR’s co-founder and longtime Board chairman, who once said in an unguarded moment: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”[4]

When confronted about these words, Ahmad vehemently denied saying them; however, the original reporter, Lisa Gardiner of the Fremont Argus, hardly a hardline “Islamophobe” with an axe to grind, stood by her story.[5]

What’s more, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper once said: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”[6]

Meanwhile, according to a captured internal document, the Muslim Brotherhood (to which all the major Muslim groups in the US, including CAIR, are linked) is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house….so that it falls, and Allah’s religion is victorious over other religions.”[7]

Then there was the Washington, DC imam Abdul Alim Musa, who declared in 2007 that he wanted to “establish an Islamic State of America by 2050.”[8]

Record numbers

Whether the drive to elect as many Muslim candidates to office as possible is part of the effort to make Islam “dominant” in the United States, or is rather a healthy manifestation of Muslim assimilation, it has been gathering steam in recent years. NPR reported in July 2018 that “a record number of Muslim Americans ran for statewide or national office this election cycle, the most since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made Islam a political target for many, according to Muslim political groups. The Muslim civil rights group, Emgage, estimates that as many as 100 Muslims filed to run for elected office this year. Of those 100, about 50 Muslim-American candidates remain more than midway through the primary season…which is significantly higher than the dozen that ran in 2016.”[9]

NPR claimed that this was because of “Islamophobia” and Donald Trump: “Many of the candidates say they were motivated by growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S., inspired by President Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies. ‘I’m running for office because I felt a dire need to help the community,’ says Saima Farooqui, who, if elected, would be the first Muslim representative in the Florida statehouse [she lost]. ‘[Trump] has kind of ignited the minorities to be together and stand with each other and to make a difference.’”[10] The Washington Post agreed, running a story with the headline “The blue Muslim wave: American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope to deliver ‘sweet justice’ to Trump.”[11]

The Post and NPR were not alone. This unprecedented number of Muslim candidates received abundant and enthusiastic attention from the establishment media. The Associated Press announced happily in July 2019: “Record number of Muslim Americans make bids for elected office.”[12] Despite the evidence to the contrary that was right before their faces in the very fact of these candidacies themselves, some media outlets still did their best to portray Muslims as the victims of widespread discrimination and harassment in the United States. The Seattle Times headline for AP’s story was “Muslims run for office in record numbers but the path is uphill.”[13] Minnesota’s Star-Tribune headlined the same story: “Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash.”[14] The article laments that “the path to victory can be tougher for a Muslim American. Some promising campaigns already have fizzled out while many more face strong anti-Muslim backlash.”[15]

As an example of this backlash, the AP offered the claim that “in Michigan, Democrat candidate for governor Abdul El-Sayed continues to face unfounded claims from a GOP rival that he has ties to the controversial Muslim Brotherhood, even though Republican and Democratic politicians alike have denounced the accusations as ‘conspiracy theories.’”[16]

However, it was not simply a “conspiracy theory” that, as the Christian Post reported, “while a student at the University of Michigan, El-Sayed was ‘an active member’ and vice-president of the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) – a group founded mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood for the express purpose of spreading Wahhabist ideology — an austere form of Islam that insists on literal interpretation of the Quran and views those who disagree as enemies.

The MSA bills itself as a networking and support group for Muslim students. But according to terrorism expert Patrick Poole, the MSA ‘has been a virtual terror factory. Time after time after time again, we see these terrorists . . . MSA leaders, MSA presidents, MSA national presidents — who’ve been implicated, charged and convicted in terrorist plots.’”[17]

Yet throughout El-Sayed’s unsuccessful gubernatorial bid, his campaign refused to address suspicions about his connections to the Muslim Brotherhood except to charge those raising concerns with “Islamophobia.”[18]

In reality, there was abundant reason to be concerned about the priorities and even the loyalties of Muslim candidates, given the fact that mainstream Islamic teaching holds that one’s allegiance to Islam, and to the worldwide Islamic community (umma), transcends all other loyalties, including one’s loyalty to one’s nation. Whenever such concerns arose, they were buried under accusations of “Islamophobia,” and legitimate concerns were ignored.

The strange case of Ammar Campa-Najjar

Take, for example, Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Democratic candidate for a California Congressional seat. Campa-Najjar is not a Muslim at all, but a Christian; nevertheless, he has earned a place in these considerations with his questionable statements about his grandfather. In October 2018, Joel Pollack reported in Breitbart that Campa-Najjar “deleted an Instagram post in which he referred to his grandfather, Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Yousef al-Najjar, as a ‘legend.’ Muhammad Yousef al-Najjar was ‘a senior member of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September that murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics,’ according to the Times of Israel, and a deputy for Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat.”[19]

The Breitbart report added: “Earlier this year, when Campa-Najjar’s roots were first reported, he condemned his grandfather’s actions and supported peace. But in a 2015 Instagram post praising his father, who is a former Palestinian Authority (PA) official and Palestinian ambassador, Campa-Najjar referred to his grandfather as a ‘legend.’ He offered no criticism or condemnation of his grandfather’s terrorist acts. Breitbart News reported the existence of that Instagram post on Monday, as well as another in which he noted that his family was close to Yasser Arafat’s.”[20]

What’s more, Campa-Najjar “received a campaign donation from a Palestinian ambassador; and donated campaign funds to a radical group, CAIR, while taking donations from CAIR officials. Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Campa-Najjar’s campaign made a ‘civic donation’ of $650.00 to CAIR in 2017, and that he had received nearly $9,000 from CAIR officials.  Breitbart News had reached out to Campa-Najjar’s campaign Tuesday to ask about his appearance on the ‘top ten’ list of political candidates who had received contributions from ‘Islamist’ sources, as compiled by the Middle East Forum’s ‘Islamist Money in Politics’ (IMIP) project. (Campa-Najjar himself is a Christian, of mixed Palestinian and Mexican-American origin.)”[21]

The money from CAIR is a matter of grave concern. Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, two officials of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) (which was listed as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s allied organizations in the 1991 memorandum), founded this Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood group in 1994. The federal government shut down the IAP in 2005 as a Hamas front.

The Immigration and Naturalization Service reported in 2001 that the IAP was so close to its parent organization that it published and distributed Hamas communiqués on its own letterhead, “as well as other written documentation to include the HAMAS charter and glory records, which are tributes to HAMAS’ violent ‘successes.’”[22] Oliver Revell, a former chief of the FBI’s counter-terrorism department, called the IAP “a front organization for Hamas that engages in propaganda for Islamic militants.”[23]

Several CAIR officials have already been convicted of participating in violent jihad activities. Randall Todd (“Ismail”) Royer, CAIR’s former communications specialist and civil rights coordinator, participated in the “Virginia jihad group,” which was indicted on forty-one counts of “conspiracy to train for and participate in a violent jihad overseas.”[24] Royer served over a decade in prison after a plea bargain that had him pleading guilty to lesser charges.[25]

Ghassan Elashi, the founder of CAIR’s Texas chapter, likewise served time in prison for jihad activity. In 2009, he was sentenced to sixty-five years in prison for funneling over $12 million in charitable contributions to Hamas while serving as head of the Holy Land Foundation.[26] Other former CAIR officials have been convicted of jihad terror activities as well, raising the question of how this supposedly moderate group failed so abysmally to distinguish “moderates” from “extremists.”

CAIR itself was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case. The organization not only facilitated donations to the Holy Land Foundation, but also received money from it – no less than half a million dollars. CAIR cofounder Nihad Awad vehemently denied this when terror researcher Steven Emerson confronted him: “This is an outright lie. Our organization did not receive any seed money from the Holy Land Foundation. CAIR raises its own funds and we challenge Mr. Emerson to provide even a shred of evidence to support his ridiculous claim.” Emerson then published an image of the canceled check.[27]

Meanwhile, the two highest-profile Muslim politicians in the United States, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) showed that to dismiss concerns about the loyalty of Muslim candidates simply as signs of “bigotry” was facile and dangerous.

Ilhan Omar

Allegations that Omar had married her brother and funneled campaign funds to the company run by her lover and then husband dogged Omar’s first term as Congresswoman from Minnesota, despite the establishment media’s determination to ignore them. Even more disturbing, however, were the numerous indications that the patriotism and loyalty to the United States of this migrant from Somalia were not as fervent as the media and her supporters would have had us believe.

On October 15, 2017, Omar tweeted about “thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces,” and added the hashtag “#NotTodaySatan,” with “Satan” apparently referring to the American troops who had gone to Somalia on a humanitarian mission.[28]

Then on January 8, 2020, investigative journalist Matt Margolis noted that Omar “was seen laughing and joking around during a House Progressive Caucus press conference about Iran at the same time Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was talking about U.S. casualties in Iraq. In addition to laughing, at one point, Omar can be seen talking to Rep. Rashida Tlaib behind her, and appears to be joking and smiling, even when she turns back towards the camera.”[29]

However, Omar wasn’t nearly as amused when, as Fox News reported two days later, “a northern Minnesota county on Tuesday night opted to ban the resettlement of refugees within its boundaries.”[30]

Beltrami County, Minnesota voted to ban refugee resettlement after Somali Muslims have arrived in the state in large numbers, making Omar’s district the leading center for jihad terrorist recruitment in the United States.[31] The refugees were also blamed for a sharp rise in rape, sex trafficking and other crimes. Beltrami County voted accordingly. Republican State Rep. Matt Grossell noted: “President Trump empowered counties to have a voice in the decision-making process for the federal refugee resettlement program. Tonight, Beltrami County exercised that option.”[32]

Unlike the deaths of American soldiers, Ilhan Omar found this no laughing matter, tweeting on January 8: “Over 20 years ago, the state of Minnesota welcomed my family with open arms. I never would’ve had the opportunities that led me to Congress had I been rejected. What Beltrami County is doing is denying refugees a chance at a better life.”[33]

So apparently Minnesotans weren’t allowed to try to provide a better life for themselves and their children. They must instead be wholly concerned with providing Muslim migrants a better life. Meanwhile, it didn’t seem to have occurred to Omar that those refugees about whom she was so concerned had a place of refuge in the United States because of the actions of those American soldiers she so disdained.

That incident unfolded two days after Omar, in the wake of the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, effectively invited the Iranian regime to target Trump hotels in jihad terror attacks, tweeting: “Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide* and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests. His business interests should not be driving military decisions.”[34]

Omar dismisses all criticism of her statements, which have been remarkably consistent in support jihad and the weakening of the U.S. and its allies, as “Islamophobia,” tweeting: “There is nothing shocking about the right clutching their pearls at everything I say or do. It’s however entertaining to watch how transparently their anti-Muslim rhetoric has been, as they use colorful language to cast me as their lead villain. Bless their hearts!”[35]

She also tweeted a video in which the late comedian George Carlin asserts that the U.S. is “not very good at anything” besides war.[36]

And so once again the question arose: was Ilhan Omar a traitor who hated America? Was it really wise for her opposition to shy away from all efforts to question her loyalties, and to accept the contention that all such questions crossed the line into bigotry?

It was also noteworthy that Omar’s warning that Trump’s “business interests should not be driving military decisions” made no sense, because clearly the fact that Trump owns hotels that Iran could target didn’t stop him from going after the notorious Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. But as far as Omar and her ideological allies were concerned, it didn’t matter how much they had to twist their logic into pretzels to get Trump, as long as they made the President look bad. That imperative drove Omar even to give a military suggestion to a hostile foreign power. The mullahs and their henchmen hadn’t said anything about targeting Trump hotels, so here was a United States Congresswoman to give them a marvelous new idea about how they could murder Americans and others, and further menace the United States.

The definition of treason is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. The leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran order their people to chant “Death to America” in mosques every Friday, and repeatedly vow that they will ultimately destroy the United States of America and the state of Israel. They were doing this before Qassem Soleimani was killed, and before (and during) the conclusion of the nuclear deal with Barack Obama, and they’re doing it now. How was giving them a suggestion about how they could target the United States, whether or not they have or would have thought of it themselves, not giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and hence treason?

When she took the oath of office to become a member of the United States House of Representatives, Omar swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” as well as to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” Inviting, out of a hysterical hostility to the President of the United States, a nation that regularly chants “Death to America” to strike American-owned businesses – was that supporting and defending the nation against foreign enemies? If anyone had ever asked Omar such questions, which of course no one did, Omar might well have split hairs and asserted that she suggested no attack on the Constitution, which was what she specifically swore to defend, but clearly the oath uses “Constitution” as a metonymy for the nation as a whole.

Abetting this impression was the fact that Omar on the same day demonstrated her hostility to the country that she had sworn to protect and defend. She tweeted the Carlin video with the comment: “It’s no laughing matter,” just so that we were clear that she didn’t mean any joke. She was seriously offering the claim that the country to which she had sworn allegiance and which she represented in its Legislative Branch was just a war-mongering blunderer that was not good at anything besides being militarily aggressive. Meanwhile, she invited the military aggression of one of America’s foremost enemies. If the Islamic Republic of Iran turned out to be not good at much of anything besides war against the United States, would Ilhan Omar have had any problem with that?

Despite all this and more, it is, of course, inconceivable that any treason charges will ever be brought against Ilhan Omar. Her hatred of America plays well among the American Leftists who share it; the Democratic Party establishment would condemn any such charges as a partisan attack and the attacker as a racist right-wing white supremacist and enemy of all that is good.

Rashida Tlaib

Ilhan Omar’s Congressional colleague, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, has likewise demonstrated many times that it is entirely reasonable to raise questions about where her loyalties really lie. At the celebration following her victory in the Democratic Party Congressional primary, Tlaib wrapped herself in a flag. Not the American flag, but the Palestinian flag.[37]

It was not an isolated moment of simple exuberance; Tlaib has numerous connections to the Palestinian jihad. Journalist Valerie Richardson reported in the Washington Times on January 14, 2019 that Tlaib was posed for photos with “Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah,” at Tlaib’s “swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, ‘I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country.’”[38]

A year later, according to the Times of Israel, Tlaib “retweeted then removed a tweet falsely blaming Israelis for the death of a Palestinian child.”[39] Tlaib “retweeted a tweet by Hanan Ashrawi, a top Palestinian official, who was quote-tweeting an account, realSeifBitar, that accused Israeli settlers of kidnapping, assaulting and throwing into a well an eight-year-old child.”[40] When it became clear that the child had drowned, rather than being killed by murderous Zionists, Ashrawi published a retraction. In contrast, although she took down her initial retweet, Tlaib didn’t retweet the retraction. Tlaib at that time had nearly 900,000 followers on Twitter. Hundreds of thousands likely saw her initial tweet before she took it down.

Tlaib also displayed an ugly authoritarian streak, saying in an October 2019 speech in Detroit that if Trump Cabinet members failed to comply with Congressional subpoenas issued during the impeachment imbroglio, “they’re trying to figure out, no joke, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don’t know. Where do we hold them?”[41] Tlaib added: “This is the first time we've ever had a situation like this,” and that consequently, she and other Democrat leaders were “trying to tread carefully” into this “uncharted territory.”[42] She volunteered her own district for this noble undertaking: “I will tell them they can hold all those people right here in Detroit.”[43]

Movita Johnson-Harrell

Another Muslim politician, former Pennsylvania State Assembly Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, illustrates another concern that Muslim candidates raise, or would raise if the United States had a sane and healthy public square at this point. In March 2019, Johnson-Harrell denounced a Christian prayer in the State Assembly as “Islamophobic.”

The “Islamophobia,” according to Johnson-Harrell, was committed by another state Representative, Stephanie Borowicz, who prayed this to open a legislative session: “Jesus, you are our only hope. At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus, that you are Lord.”[44]

Johnson-Harrell was livid. The prayer, she declared, was “highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House.”[45] In a statement, she added that the prayer “blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders — leaders that are supposed to represent the people. I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanship and collaborations regardless of race or religion to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Commonwealth.”[46]

There may have been a real point in there. Rep. Borowicz’s prayer could legitimately have been inappropriate in a setting in which not everyone present was Christian. However, many imams offer prayers at various legislative bodies that are not non-sectarian, but manifestly Islamic and even condemning of Jews and Christians, while the non-Muslim lawmakers stand with oblivious heads bowed.

But “Islamophobic”? This illustrated yet again how absurd charges of “Islamophobia” are, and how some Muslims sometimes regard as offensive any manifestation of faith. Johnson-Harrell’s charge of “Islamophobia” should have come as sobering news for the comfortable Christians of the West who have made an idol out of “interfaith dialogue” and fastidiously avoid saying anything remotely critical about Islam, even as the Muslim persecution of Christians continues worldwide.

Movita Johnson-Harrell provided proof of the futility of such endeavors. By calling Borowicz’s prayer “Islamophobic,” she was in effect saying that the public expression of the Christian Faith mocked Islam and despised Islamic teachings.

The lesson was clear: Christians should make no public expression of their faith at all, and convert to Islam, so as to avoid mocking, provoking, and offending Muslims, and poking them in the eye. Was this what an elected representative to the assembly of a state in the United States of America should have been standing for?

In the face of Johnson-Harrell’s rage, Pennsylvania House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, a Democrat (of course), immediately began to give her what she wanted, stating: “Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I spend my Sunday mornings in church worshiping and being thankful for all that I have. But in no way does that mean I would flaunt my religion at those who worship differently than I do. There is no room in our Capitol building for actions such as this, and it’s incredibly disappointing that today’s opening prayer was so divisive.”[47]

So Harris said that Christians must not flaunt their religion. Not coincidentally, that is exactly what Islamic law says about Christians: that they should carry on their worship quietly, behind closed doors, and never make public display of it. Meanwhile, speaking of flaunting one’s religion, Movita Johnson-Harrell wears a hijab. Harris was not on record objecting to that kind of flaunting one’s religion.

In December 2019, Rep. Johnson-Harrell was charged with perjury, as well as accused of buying luxury clothes and properties with nonprofit funds. She resigned her seat in the Pennsylvania State Assembly.

Movita Johnson-Harrell was not a jihadi. And corrupt officials of all creeds can be found more easily than anything else in this world. However, her story was illustrative of what is perhaps the most important consideration regarding Muslim candidates for elective office in the United States: the career trajectory of Movita Johnson-Harrell is another indication of the dangers of identity politics. She became a state representative because she is a Muslim. She was a symbol of the Democratic Party’s commitment to “diversity.” No one knew or cared whether she would be an honest or competent state representative.

In that, Johnson-Harrell’s story is similar to that of Mohamed Noor, the Muslim police officer in Minneapolis who was hired despite demonstrating his unfitness for the job in numerous ways, and who ultimately shot and killed an unarmed, pajama-clad woman who had called the police to report a rape. Noor was only on the Minneapolis police force because he was a Muslim, despite numerous indications of his incompetence. A woman is dead in that case. In the case of Movita Johnson-Harrell, Medicaid and Social Security disability funds were diverted into her coffers.

The lesson is clear: why don’t we go back to supporting candidates based on their merits, instead of on their religion, ethnicity, race, or gender? Oh, that would be “racist”?

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 21 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

Notes:

[1] MPAC, Twitter, May 23, 2020. https://twitter.com/mpac_national/status/1264316684904599553

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ann Corcoran, “CAIR Crows: Muslims are Winning Big in Local Elections,” Refugee Resettlement Watch, November 8, 2019.

[4] Art Moore, “Did CAIR founder say Islam to rule America?,” WND, December 11, 2006.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 4, 1993, quoted in Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment,” Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2006.

[7] Mohamed Akram, “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America,” May 22, 1991, Government Exhibit 003-0085, U.S. vs. HLF, et al. P. 7 (21).

[8] Robert Spencer, “DC Imam wants to establish an ‘Islamic State of North America no later than 2050,’” Jihad Watch, November 9, 2007.

[9] Samantha Raphelson, “Muslim Americans Running For Office In Highest Numbers Since 2001,” NPR, July 18, 2018.

[10] Ibid.

[11] Abigail Hauslohner, “The blue Muslim wave: American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope to deliver ‘sweet justice’ to Trump,” Washington Post, April 15, 2018.

[12] Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub, “Record number of Muslim Americans make bids for elected office,” Associated Press, July 16, 2018.

[13] Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub, “Muslims run for office in record numbers but the path is uphill,” Seattle Times (Associated Press), July 16, 2018.

[14] Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub, “Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash,” Star-Tribune (Associated Press), July 16, 2018.

[15] Ibid.

[16] Ibid.

[17] Julie Roys, “Could Man Vying to Become First Muslim Governor Be Part of ‘Stealth Jihad’?,” Christian Post, August 9, 2017.

[18] Alice Yin, “Michigan candidate criticized over anti-Muslim remarks,” Associated Press, April 26, 2018.

[19] Joel Pollack, “Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar Deletes Instagram Post Calling His Terrorist Grandfather a ‘Legend,’” Breitbart, October 16, 2018.

[20] Ibid.

[21] Ibid.

[22] “Islamic Association For Palestine (IAP),” Discover The Networks, n.d. http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6215

[23] Ibid.

[24] Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment,” Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2006.

[25] Ibid.

[26] “Holy Land founders get life sentences,” JTA, May 28, 2009.

[27] “HLF’s Financial Support of CAIR Garners New Scrutiny,” The Investigative Project on Terrorism, October 12, 2007.

[28] Ilhan Omar, Twitter, October 15, 2017. https://twitter.com/ilhanmn/status/919736859584090113?lang=en

[29] Matt Margolis, “Ilhan Omar Laughs and Jokes Around as Fellow Dem Discusses US Casualties in Iraq [VIDEO],” PJ Media, January 8, 2020.

[30] Danielle Wallace, “Omar sounds off after Minnesota county bans refugee resettlement – aided by Trump executive order,” Fox News, January 10, 2020.

[31] Emily Jones, “Muslim Congresswoman's District Reported to Be 'Terrorist Recruitment Capital' of US,” CBN News, February 18, 2019.

[32] Wallace, “Omar sounds off.”

[33] Ilhan Omar, Twitter, January 8, 2020. https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1215094293360234496

[34] Ilhan Omar, Twitter, January 6, 2020. https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1214226976048910337

[35] Ilhan Omar, Twitter, January 8, 2020. https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1215027645769027591

[36] Ilhan Omar, Twitter, January 6, 2020. https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1214050618152833024

[37] Kristinn Taylor, “Newly Elected Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Wore Palestinian Flag at Primary Victory Celebration,” Gateway Pundit, November 7, 2018.

[38] Valerie Richardson, “Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony,” Washington Times, January 14, 2019.

[39] “Tlaib deletes retweet blaming Israelis for death of boy who apparently drowned,” Times of Israel, January 26, 2020.

[40] Ibid.

[41] Graham Piro, “Tlaib: Democrats Looking Into How to Arrest Trump Officials,” Washington Free Beacon, October 3, 2019.

[42] Ibid.

[43] Ibid.

[44] Todd Starnes, “Muslim Lawmaker Says Prayer in Name of Jesus is Islamophobic,” ToddStarnes.com, March 26, 2019.

[45] Ibid.

[46] Ibid.

[47] Ibid.

 

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SPOKESMAN: CONVERSION OF HAGIA SOPHIA TO ISLAMIC MOSQUE “A SLAP IN THE FACE TO THE ENTIRE WORLD OF CHRISTIANITY”

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/russian-orthodox-church-spokesman-conversion-of-hagia-sophia-a-slap-in-the-face-to-the-entire-world-christianity;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

That is in part what it is intended to be. As I explain here, the conversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque is an integral part of Erdogan’s aspiration to restore the Ottoman caliphate, which would involve the subjugation under Sharia of Christians within his domains.

“Metropolitan Hilarion: Conversion of Hagia Sophia into Mosque is a ‘Slap in the Face to all Christianity,'” Pravmir.com, July 11, 2020:

Metropolitan Hilarion, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, told TASS that the conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque in Istanbul is “a slap in the face to the entire world Christianity”.

“One can differently assess the domestic political situation in Turkey and the factors that prompted the Turkish leadership to such a decision. But the spiritual and cultural heritage of the whole world should not become a hostage to the current political situation. It is a pity that political conditions prevail over respect for other religious traditions. The conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a slap in the face that the Turkish leadership gave the Orthodox Church and the whole world Christianity,” the source said….

Metropolitan Hilarion noted that such a decision by the Turkish government is disappointing. “Hagia Sophia was built as a temple dedicated to Jesus Christ, and we Orthodox Christians cannot perceive it otherwise. From 1934 to this day, Hagia Sophia had the status of a museum, which made it possible for Christians, Muslims, and representatives of other religions to visit it freely<…> For Orthodox Christians, Hagia Sophia is the same as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is for Catholics. This is a symbolic temple and one of the greatest Christian shrines,” added the metropolitan, emphasizing that Christians cannot and will not perceive it in any other way.

 

SEATTLE REGION ERUPTS IN VIOLENCE; CPL APPLICATION PROCESS STILL “SUSPENDED”

BY DAVE WORKMAN

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U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- For the first time in history, a police officer in Bothell, Washington—a suburb just northeast of Seattle—has been shot dead in the line of duty. The suspect is in custody.

The slain officer was identified as Jonathan Shoop, who had been with the department just over one year. The suspect was tentatively identified as Henry Eugene Washington, according to KIRO news, the CBS affiliate in Seattle.

That murder came on the heels of a shooting at a Renton shopping center immediately south of Seattle in which a 15-year-old was wounded, which happened about the same time six people were injured in a shooting at a bus stop in Kent, a community located south and east of Seattle.

Seattle is still recovering from the “CHOP” zone shootings that left two black teens dead in separate incidents and at least four others wounded before police moved in to reclaim the six-block area in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.


BULLETIN: AmmoLand News has just learned that this year’s Gun Rights Policy Conference will be a virtual online event only, according to Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. SAF co-sponsors the event with the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

In a statement, Gottlieb noted, “We will definitely miss the face-to-face personal contact with so many friends and activists. By switching to an online virtual event for the 2020 conference, we will reach a far broader audience. Between the actual event, and future visits, we hope to reach at least 300,000 gun owners and rights activists, which will be important in this critical election year.

“This year’s theme remains the same,” Gottlieb continued. “We’re calling this year’s event ‘Elect Freedom,’ and we will provide updates on confirmed speakers and the multi-media platforms where activists can join us Sept. 19 and 20. We expect to have more first-time presentations and more first-time speakers than ever before.

“We are living in extraordinary times,” Gottlieb observed. “This decision was made after carefully analyzing and considering all of the circumstances. Given the current COVID-19 environment and constraints on travel, as well as the inability of our reserved hotel to accommodate us, we will make this year’s ‘virtual’ GRPC the important and memorable event of 2020. Together we will all make the Second Amendment great again.”

This is the 35th annual GRPC and Gottlieb expects to have almost 100 gun rights speakers participating.


While violence has spiked upward in Seattle and other parts of Washington’s King County, and the Seattle City Council is pushing to cut their police budget by 50 percent, neither the Seattle Police nor the King County Sheriff’s Department is accepting new applications from law-abiding citizens for concealed pistol licenses (CPLs). It has been months since both agencies “suspended” taking new applications because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The reason—some call it an excuse—is that the application process requires fingerprinting.

Over the past four months, Washington’s active CPL number has slipped by more than 5,000 a number that suggests thousands of state residents are frustrated in their efforts to carry concealed legally.

Prior to the March “suspension,” monthly CPL numbers were consistently on the rise, peaking at more than 650,000 on April 1.

Seattle and King County aren’t the only Washington agencies that suspended the taking of new CPL applications, a decision that appears to be in violation of state law, which includes the following (emphasis added):

“The chief of police of a municipality or the sheriff of a county shall within thirty days after the filing of an application of any person, issue a license to such person to carry a pistol concealed on his or her person within this state for five years from date of issue, for the purposes of protection or while engaged in business, sport, or while traveling. However, if the applicant does not have a valid permanent Washington driver's license or Washington state identification card or has not been a resident of the state for the previous consecutive ninety days, the issuing authority shall have up to sixty days after the filing of the application to issue a license. The issuing authority shall not refuse to accept completed applications for concealed pistol licenses during regular business hours.”

There is no exemption for a viral outbreak, and a suspension that continues for months could present a legal problem.

Visitors to the Seattle Police website find this message:

“To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the Seattle Police Department has closed police headquarters front counter services and our precinct facilities to the public. Closures will be extended until further notice.”

A similar notice appears on the King County Sheriff’s website:

“Until further notice, in an abundance of caution our in-person lobby hours of operation are 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. We are unable to provide fingerprinting services at this time. We are unable to process NEW concealed Pistol License applications at this time. We will continue to process CPL Renewal and Replacement applications. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

However, the KCSO does provide an online link to a CPL application form, but without the fingerprints, would-be applicants are stuck, although there are private fingerprinting services available.

Unfortunately, according to a KCSO spokesman, the CPL processing unit has advised the following: “Fingerprints are part of the application process and will be taken by the LEA processing the application. Fingerprints are submitted electronically from our print system. The fee for prints is inclusive in the application fee. We will not process any Original CPL applications at this time. No exceptions.”

With violence tucking upward, just how long citizens are expected to remain patient is up for speculation.

Other agencies are opening back up. Cowlitz County, for example, publishes an application form online and says this on its website:

“Due to an expected influx of fingerprints, please expect a delay when you come in. There are only two people allowed in the lobby at a time and masks are required, they will be provided if you do not have one. Before we take you back for fingerprints, we will have you sanitize your hands and ask you a couple basic questions. Thank you for your patience as we work through this.”

Citizens must apply for a CPL in their county/city of residence, so if Cowlitz County can do this, why can't King or any other jurisdiction? Demand for carry licenses is not likely to diminish with this new violence spike. The slaying of a Bothell cop isn’t likely to change things either.

In a remarkable coincidence, Paul Pastor, the popular longtime sheriff of Pierce County—who will be retiring later this year following a long career in law enforcement—recently posted a message on Facebook that attracted hundreds of reactions and more than 60 supportive comments. At the time, there had been 116 law enforcement deaths so far in 2020, including 27 by gunfire. Pierce neighbors King County to the south.

“Those We Have Lost

“As I look at the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty so far this year (end of first week in July), I am concerned.
I am concerned that so far this year, we have lost 116 men and women nationwide to line of duty death.

116 who serve as officers as deputies and as troopers. 116 which is 38% higher than this time last year.

“We have lost 32 to gunfire or other felony assaults. And we have lost 51 to COVID infections. Of the 33 remaining, 23 were due to vehicle accidents. Usually those lost to vehicle accidents outnumber those who are lost to gunfire and felony assaults. Not this year.

“As I have said before, these people put their lives at risk and the well-being of their families at risk for us. If this trend continues, and I pray that it does not, we will lose over two hundred men and women in the line of duty making 2020 one of the highest years of loss in the last 15 years.

“Yes, I believe in ethical conduct in police service. And yes, I believe in accountability. I have a very long track record of enforcing accountability through discipline and dismissal.

“I am also concerned about an environment in which I believe we do not do enough to protect the lives and safety of the many men and women who take risks to protect us.”

Sheriff Paul Pastor (PCSO Website)

AmmoLand News spoke exclusively with Pastor, learning his frustration at politicians around the country—including Seattle—who are determined to gut local law enforcement in what appears to many conservatives to be an effort to appease the Far Left.

“We are losing too many people,” Pastor said, with a tone of sadness, “and I’ve gone to too many police funerals. I don’t want to go to any more.”

But now with the slaying of Bothell's Officer Shoop, he’s probably going to attend that one, too.

Pastor’s career behind the badge includes service in the sheriff’s department in the mid-1980s. He left in 1991 to be Police Chief in Everett, a city north of Seattle in neighboring Snohomish County. He moved on to be Undersheriff in Clark County along the Columbia River immediately north of Portland, Oregon. He returned to Pierce County four years later as second-in-command and then became sheriff for more than a dozen years.

Pastor understands violent confrontations, something he believes most people do not.

“People have a misconception that combat is choreographed,” he observed. “They watch it on television where Jackie Chan can defeat 18 guys. In the real world it isn’t choreographed…This imaginary idea that there are experts at combat and physical confrontation; there are veterans and survivors, not experts.

“Many people have never been in a physical fight in their lives,” he stated.

Pastor added something else: “I don’t understand the approach to defunding police… I think it’s a slogan rather than a thought-out position.”

There is no small irony in the current push to defund police agencies. People who promote this idea are typically anti-gun-rights. The Seattle City Council is totally on the political left, including Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, a self-identified Socialist.

So when they declare war on police, it leaves private citizens concerned for their personal safety. Over the past few months, FBI background check data indicates record gun sales that began with the coronavirus outbreak and shifted into high gear when cities erupted in rioting and property destruction.

“I know people are concerned about disorder,” Pastor acknowledged. “When people talk about defunding the police, that makes them nervous.”

When it happened in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s death while being restrained by four officers who have since been fired and charged with felonies, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms advised local residents to “arm themselves.” While Minneapolis paid for private security for at least three council members, CCRKBA’s Alan Gottlieb noted that average citizens don’t have that luxury, and with arbitrary cuts to police, people will be their own first responders. CCRKBA is advising King County and Seattle residents to demand their respective agencies resume taking CPL applications.

Washington, say many long-time resident gun owners, had decent gun laws until the billionaire-backed gun prohibition lobby—based in Seattle by no small coincidence—began buying gun control via public initiative campaigns. As the gun laws have become stricter beginning with passage of Initiative 594 in 2014, the number of annual homicides has crept upwards.

And this thought may be entering a few minds: If someone is willing to kill an armed police officer or open fire on people at a bus stop or in a Target store, what’s next?

RELATED:

Seattle Ice Cream Shop Flap: Is It a ‘Cop Thing' or a ‘Gun Thing?'


About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

 

PEOPLE ARE FLEEING DEMOCRAT RUINED CITIES IN DROVES & LEAVING THEM TO ROT

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

As people are leaving cities in mass and fleeing to the exurbs, BLM activists are just pouring salt on wounds with their calls to defund and/or abolish the police. As a result, crime rates are absolutely exploding through the roof, and our cities are imploding. With a possible COVID comeback, how can we best position ourselves financially given these trends?

DAVID CLOUD’S “WAY OF LIFE” RECENT ARTICLES

SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/21-29.php;
Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
SUPREME COURT RULES THAT RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS NOT GOVERNED BY ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS 
(Friday Church News Notes, July 17, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-4143) - 
The following is excerpted from “Supreme Court Hands Major Victory to Christian Schools,” Christian Headlines, 
July 8, 2020: “The U.S. Supreme Court handed private religious schools a major victory Wednesday, broadening 
the so-called ministerial exception and ruling they can hire and fire employees without being governed by anti-
discrimination laws. At issue were teachers at two separate Catholic schools who sued after their contracts were 
not renewed for reasons the schools said were related to performance. One teacher, though, alleged age 
discrimination, and the other alleged she was released because she asked for time off for a medical procedure. 
Both sued. The ministerial exception is a legal doctrine that allows religious institutions to hire and fire employees 
without being governed by anti-discrimination laws. The U.S. Ninth Court of Appeals sided with the teachers, 
ruling they were covered by anti-discrimination because they weren’t ministers and had no ministerial background. 
But the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, said the schools were not bound by non-discrimination laws. Justice 
Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion. The ruling could impact future cases related to sexual orientation and 
gender identity, allowing Christian schools to dismiss--for example--a teacher who comes out as LGBT. The 
ministerial exception, Alito ruled, is broad. An employer doesn’t have to wear the title ‘minister’ to be exempted 
from non-discrimination laws, Alito wrote. ‘What matters, at bottom, is what an employee does,’ he wrote. ... 
Joining Alito in the majority were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, 
Neil Gorsuch, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. ... 
‘Today is a huge win for religious schools of all faith traditions,’ said Eric Rassbach, vice president and senior counsel 
at [the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty]. ‘The last thing government officials should do is decide who is authorized 
to teach Catholicism to Catholics or Judaism to Jews. We are glad the Court has resoundingly reaffirmed that 
churches and synagogues, not government, control who teaches kids about God.’”

HEAD OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS FOUNDATION SAYS THERE IS MORE SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE DEMOCRATIC 
PARTY THAN IN AMERICA’S POLICE FORCES (Friday Church News Notes, July 17, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, 
[email protected], 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Frederick Douglass Foundation Chairman,” 
Just the News, July 7, 2020: “During an interview on the ‘John Solomon Reports’ podcast, Kevin McGary, the 
chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, questioned the claim that systemic racism prevails 
among police when so many minorities populate law enforcement’s ranks. Instead, he said that the description of 
systemic racism could be applied to the Democratic Party, which he said ‘started slavery and segregation and to 
this very day they actually encourage the black genocide of black babies.’ He also said that ‘all of their upper 
echelon, meaning in the House and the Senate, are white, and has been for decades, many decades, probably 
forever.’ ... Discussing the late founder of Planned Parenthood, McGary said that Margaret Sanger’s ‘racial hatred 
towards blacks is unparalleled’ and he said that ‘her organization specifically targets to this very day black babies’
 through its abortion programs. ... Regarding the key question that will characterize this year’s election, he remarked,
 ‘The question is: Do you want the ideal of America, the free, the righteous, the just-type America or do you want a 
new sort of reimagined America that embraces something that is anathema to our Constitution, that would be 
Marxism.’”

DEMOCRATIC POLITICIAN CALLS FOR CHANGING NAME OF THE PARTY BECAUSE OF ITS RACIST HISTORY 
(Friday Church News Notes, July 17, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-4143) - The following 
is excerpted from “Dem. Ga. State Rep: Disband and Change Name of Democratic Party,” CNSNews, July 6, 2020: 
“‘If racist relics of the past must come down, shouldn’t we start with the Democrat Party?’ Democrat Georgia State 
Rep. Vernon Jones asks, introducing his video recalling his party’s dubious past regarding issues of racial equality. 
‘If the Democrats are looking to eradicate everything with a racist history, when will my party confront and apologize 
for its own?’ Rep. Jones wrote Friday in a Twitter post of his video, in which he denounces the hypocrisy of 
Democrats supporting the unlawful destruction of statues and monuments while refusing to erase their own ties to 
slavery, segregation and Democrat Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. ‘What I see happening from the 
Democrats and the Left: banding together, going throughout this country unlawfully tearing down statues and 
removing monuments and changing the name of streets and buildings because they feel it’s associated with racism 
and bigotry and the Confederacy. But, here’s what they’re not touching and not banning at all or changing the name: 
the Democratic Party.’ ... ‘Join me and others. Let’s challenge the Democrat Party, to have at their national 
convention, the number one platform issue that they will disband and change the Democratic Party.’”

BLACK LIVES MATTER LEADERS PRAY TO ALLAH FOR STRENGTH NOT TO KILL WHITE PEOPLE AND PRESENT A FIVE-
YEAR PLAN FOR COMPLETE ABOLITION OF POLICE AND ELIMINATION OF MILITARY BASES ABROAD (Friday Church 
News Notes, July 17, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted 
from “Black Lives Matter Leader Toronto,” Gateway Pundit, July 6, 2020: “Old social media posts written by Black 
Lives Matter co-founder Toronto Yusra Khogali are making the rounds this week. Yusra Khogali in 2016 wrote ‘white 
people are a genetic defect of blackness’ in a since-deleted Facebook post. ‘Whiteness is not humxness,’ Khogali 
wrote in a Facebook post. ‘in fact, white skin is sub-humxn.’ ... Khogali also claimed, ‘melanin directly communicates 
with cosmic energy.’ In a separate Twitter post, Khogali tweeted, ‘Plz Allah give me the strength to not cuss/kill 
these men and white folks out here today.’” The following is excerpted from “Black Lives Matter Philadelphia,” Fox 
News, July 8, 2020: “The Philadelphia arm of the Black Lives Matter movement has called for the ‘complete abolition’ 
of the police department in five years as well as the scrapping of military bases abroad. ... And according to BLM 
Philadelphia organizer and activist YahNé Ndgo, the chapter has developed a five-year plan to do just that. ‘One of 
the things that we are demanding over five years is the complete abolition. We don’t want to see any police in our 
community,’ Ndgo told Fox News in an interview Tuesday. ... She pointed out that ‘there are over 800 U.S. military 
bases around the world,’ in addition to the Pentagon's AFRICOM program, ‘which puts military bases in almost every 
country on the African continent.’  (According to Pentagon maps published by The Intercept in February, there appear
 to be U.S. bases on 29 of the 54 countries that make up Africa.) Those bases, she said, should be defunded. 
‘(Defunding) these particular programs would provide massive amounts of resources for the communities in the 
United States, and that would mitigate most of the problems that create the so-called problem of crime,’ Ngdo said.”

BLACK LIVES MATTER MARXIST PROPAGANDA IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Friday Church News Notes, July 17, 2020, 
www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Black Lives Matter,” The 
Federalist, July 8, 2020: “New York City is one of many school systems in the United States set to roll out Black 
Lives Matter (BLM)-themed lesson plans this fall. According to the NYC Department of Education, teachers will delve 
into ‘systemic racism,’ police brutality, and white privilege in their classrooms. North Carolina’s largest school system 
in Wake County launched a website this summer that provides BLM lessons for teachers to use in classrooms and for 
parents to use at home. ... Encouraging people to identify and condemn racism is an undeniably laudable undertaking
 by these school administrators. That’s not what’s really happening, however. By bringing BLM into the classroom, 
activist educators are allowing the most radically divisive movement in modern American history to warp children’s 
worldviews. Wake County’s BLM teaching resource is dressed up as a legitimate civics education resource, complete 
with tips for fostering civil discourse and a section on teaching historical facts about America’s civil rights movement. 
But closer inspection reveals it to be a deliberate Trojan Horse conceived to incubate, amplify, and channel the 
movement’s attitudes for political ends. ... Splashed across the homepage of the Wake County School System’s 
website is BLM founder Patrisse Cullors. It is puzzling that a self-proclaimed ‘trained Marxist,’ such as Cullors, would 
be a role model for the school system’s anti-hatred, anti-oppression curriculum. Do these school administrators 
realize that Karl Marx’s road to utopia led to millions of deaths at the hands of tyrants? ... Cullors is a vocal anti-
Israel activist and close ally of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.”

BACKLASH! RECALL PETITIONS AGAINST DEMOCRAT MAYORS & GOVERNORS SURGE ACROSS THE NATION

★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★

We are seeing nothing less than a massive backlash against Democrat mayors and governors as petitions to remove them are surging across the nation! In this video, we’re going to look at the latest petition efforts to oust ultra-left politicians from office, and we’re going to see why such efforts may actually be just beginning; you’re going to absolutely love it!