Pakistan: Supreme Court declines petition to protect Christian girls from forced conversion and marriage to Muslims

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/pakistan-supreme-court-declines-petition-to-protect-christian-girls-from-forced-conversion-and-marriage-to-muslims;

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Pakistan is a leading nation in promoting Muslim victimology worldwide and advancing the “Islamophobia” agenda. The manipulative promotion of Islamic blasphemy doctrine is unceasing, while Muslim men continue to kidnap, forcibly convert and rape Christian, Hindu and Sikh girls on a routine basis.

The persecution worldwide by Muslims of both those Muslims who are deemed to be apostates and of infidels is unmatched by any other group. Still, the lie that Muslims are suffering under systemic “Islamophobia” persists. French teacher Samuel Paty was openly beheaded in France while multitudes of Muslims protested against his allegedly committing blasphemy, instead of protesting against the fact that he was beheaded. This kind of behavior would never be tolerated from any other religion but Islam, the so-called “religion of peace.”

“Christians suffer court setback in child marriages in Pakistan,” Morning Star News, July 22, 2021:

Efforts to end the abduction and forced conversion/marriage of minor Christian girls suffered a setback when the Supreme Court of Pakistan last week declined to intervene in the issue, sources said.

Supreme Court Justice Mushir Alam on Wednesday (July 14) rejected an appeal by a senior church leader for a constitutional petition to protect Christian girls from forcible conversion to Islam and marriage to Muslims.

“We had pinned our hopes on the Supreme Court for addressing this longstanding genuine grievance of the Pakistani Christians, but we are deeply disappointed and saddened by this decision,” Bishop Azad Marshall, moderator bishop of the Church of Pakistan and president of the National Council of Churches in Pakistan (NCCP), told Morning Star News. “The court has, however, stated in the order that it will take this issue up if we bring a specific case before it.”

Filed by renowned human rights lawyer Saif Ul Malook on behalf of Marshall, the petition stated that Pakistan accords a degree of permanence to the abduction and forcible conversion of Christian girls by allowing them to marry Muslims without ascertaining the pressures coming to bear on girls when they make declarations of consent before trial and high courts, nor taking into account their intellectual, emotional and social maturity.

The petition asserted that courts fail to consider whether declarations of consent are voluntary or result from threats, psychological abuse and conditioning and fear of social stigma and rebuke.

The petition also asked the court to recognize the difference between Pakistani penal laws and sharia (Islamic law), as the latter is one of the major causes behind the exploitation of Christian girls.

Marshall said the petition was filed under the Pakistani constitution’s Article 184(3), under which the Supreme Court has “original jurisdiction in matters of public importance with reference to the enforcement of any of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan.”

The court’s objection that the petition improperly invoked Article 184(3) by failing to address an individual grievance, Marshall said, “in our opinion, is not sustainable because the matter is not restricted to an individual case; rather, it relates to the entire Christian population in Pakistan and violation of their fundamental rights.”….

GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Educators Fired for Opposing Transgender Orthodoxy

Oregon School Threatens Termination Against Teachers for Speaking Out Against Gender Confusion

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/educators-fired-for-opposing-transgender-orthodoxy-and-the-equality-act-n1464267;

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Two educators in Grants Pass, Ore., lost their jobs amid outrage that they had the temerity to oppose transgender orthodoxy on bathrooms and pronouns. The teachers supported a compromise position, but students demanded their removal–and the school board obliged. The educators have already filed a lawsuit claiming the school board violated their First Amendment rights.

Rachel Damiano, the former assistant principal at North Middle School, and Katie Medart, a former science teacher at the same school, both supported the “I Resolve” movement, seeking a biology-based compromise solution to radical transgender demands. They opposed the Orwellian “Equality Act” and supported a resolution upholding the binary of biological sex, urging an anatomical designation for shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms (with private accommodation for transgender students), and free speech protections for teachers and staff regarding transgender pronouns.

“We recognize that, excepting very rare scientifically-demonstrable medical conditions, there are two anatomical gender presentations, male and female,” the resolution states.  “Shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms, previously designated by ‘gender’ (e.g. ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ designations) could be re-designated as ‘anatomically male or ‘anatomically female spaces to only be used by persons matching the anatomical designation of the spaces as consistent with the purpose for which the spaces are built.”

“For any person who is not comfortable using their anatomically correct space, they may request access to a private restroom or locker room space, including designated staff spaces, to the extent that such spaces exist and are available,” the resolution allows.

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The resolution also defends free speech while attempting to grant students who identify as transgender the right to request specific pronouns and name use.

“A student may, with parent permission, request to be called by a derivative of their legal name but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to call the student by their preferred name,” the resolution states. “A student may, with parent permission, request to be referred to with preferred pronouns, but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to use the preferred pronouns.”

Grants Pass School District 7 placed both Damiano and Medart on leave after they shared the resolution on social media in April. The district released a statement insisting that the social media posts “were not approved or endorsed” by the district.

“Grants Pass School District 7 is committed to providing a welcoming and safe learning environment for all students, including our LGBTQ students. In Grants Pass schools, we ALL belong, regardless of race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation or ability,” the district declared.

Damiano and Medart did not oppose a “welcoming and safe learning environment” for “LGBTQ students.” In fact, their compromise arguably better reflects both the diversity of student and staff views and the privacy concerns many students likely have. In a statement, the educators declared themselves to be in support of “ALL students,” in favor of “protecting each individual’s freedom of speech,” and supportive of “parental rights and involvement in their child’s educational and personal journey.”

Many transgender activists have dismissed or demonized bathroom and changing room privacy concerns, and many have undermined parental rights, encouraging schools to teach gender identity behind parents’ backs. Compromises like theirs represent an approach that takes many important variables into account, while activists often dismiss these and other concerns.

Yet Stephanie Eminowicz, an 8th-grade student and self-declared member of the LGBTQ community who has adopted she/her pronouns (suggesting that “Stephanie” may be a male who identifies as female), organized a student protest, demanding the school district fire the educators.

“I always thought that North was a place that allowed all genders and gender identities and sexualities and races and ethical backgrounds and religions,” Eminowicz said. “When I heard about it, it was just so shocking to me and I couldn’t believe that this was like the world that I was living in.”

So this LGBT activist can’t believe that people might disagree with transgender orthodoxy and present nuanced compromise positions? That says more about Eminowicz than it does about Damiano and Medart. The Equality Act, which Eminowicz appears to support, explicitly guts religious freedom protections, weakening the potential for the North to be “a place that allowed all… religions.”

In June, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a lawsuit, alleging that the school district violated Damiano and Medart’s free speech rights.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that educators don’t check their freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate when they accept employment with public school districts – they have as much right to speak out against district policies they consider harmful as any other citizen. The school district erred egregiously here in punishing Rachel and Katie for daring to take the stand they did,” Ray D. Hacke, PJI’s Oregon-based staff attorney, said in a statement on the lawsuit.

“Educators, like everybody else, have ideas and opinions they should be free to express,” PJI President Brad Dacus insisted. “This expression is protected by our First Amendment. Advocating for solutions they believe in should stimulate conversation, not subject dedicated educators to disciplinary action.”

Unfortunately, the school district decided to terminate both Damiano and Medart after a third-party investigator examined complaints that the educators had violated district policies by pretending to represent the school board while “politically campaigning.” Superintendent Kirk Kolb recommended termination for both employees, and the school board voted 4-3 to terminate each educator.

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Around 65 people showed up to protest, supporting Damiano and Medart. Staff turned some protesters away from the meetings because of fire marshal capacity. Protesters chanted in support of Damiano and Medart from the front of Grants Pass High School, where the school board met.

These firings represent a gross miscarriage of justice, and PJI is right to take up this case. Perhaps Damiano and Medart will find some resolution in the courts.

Political Prisoner’s Letter Exposes Disgraceful Treatment Of Jan. 6th Defendants

American war hero Joe Biggs being treated like a terrorist while Antifa & BLM rioters walk free

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/political-prisoners-letter-exposes-disgraceful-treatment-of-jan-6th-defendants/;

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Pro-Trump activist and media personality Joe Biggs, a two-time Purple Heart recipient who served honorably in both Iraq and Afghanistan, published a letter from prison Thursday describing his poor treatment.

Today is my 3 month anniversary being locked up. Not allowed to work out. My body feels as if it’s aged so much. Can hardly move. Walking has become very difficult. I sleep on a piece of steel welded to a wall with a thin mattress. I now have major lower back issues and shoulder pain from the “bed”. I’ve gotten maybe 10hrs outside all together since being here. I get to go outside maybe 3 times a month. The food here is all soy based. So its weakening our bodies. Hardly any protein. Mostly processed foods and some kind of gelatin dog food looking stuff. No privacy allowed when shitting allowed. You have to be in view of everyone. Each cell has a shelf. You are not allowed to use it. Nothing can be placed on it. Lights go out at 11:45 pm and back on @ 4am for “breakfast”. Luckily the showers are only one person allowed at a time. Every cell has a Small window that has been sand blasted so you can never see outside. Breaking any rules can result In losing ability to talk to family or a trip the hole for a few weeks where you are stripped naked a left in a bright freezing room. I have anxiety bad now. Panic attacks so bad I black out. There are actual white supremacist gang members here who hate the fact the media call proud boys white supremacist. They tested me on what it means to be one of them a I failed miserably. Good. I have a mixed baby so that automatically keeps me away from that gang life! I live amongst actual racial supremacist groups and they all say Im too nice and nothing like the media makes me out to be. The black guys in here say if I’m any kind of representative for the PB’s then they like us and wanna be in our group. Its funny all these bad people shunned by society have taken the time to see me for me and the media won’t even try. I tend to stay to myself alone in my cell. Reading the bible and other Christian books. The plus side to this God was able to get ahold of me in this place. In the end I just pray people see the truth. I had nothing to do with that day. I never planned what happened. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. ~Joe Biggs political prisoner aka inmate 202100002744

Infowars video producer Darrin McBreen posted about the message on Facebook, saying he decided to share the letter “in hopes it may shed light on the treatment he and other Jan. 6 ‘insurrectionists’ are receiving in the gulag.”

Joseph McBride, an attorney for some of the January 6 defendants, made an appearance on CNN Thursday to describe some of the treatment those being held are receiving.

In the segment, McBride explained that “there are people who showed up to attack the Capitol, there are people who showed up to protest, and there are people who showed up to protest that got involved with the greater events of that day. And it is very important not to lump everybody in, not to define every protester that showed up that day as an insurrectionist — which, by the way, no one has been charged with.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) made similar comments last week in a discussion with the Epoch Times.

“They’re being treated like third-world country political prisoners,” Gohmert said of January 6 defendants. “I mean, very, very vindictive—like a third world country, except it’s happening in this country.”

“Some of them were violent, and I would have no problem sending them to prison,” he explained. “But there are so many that just did very little. And if they were Democrats, and were burning down stores, they would already have been out on bail.”

Rep. Gohmert continued, saying, “The two-tier justice system has really become so apparent to anybody that’s paying attention. It is really tragic. But the Justice Department has been able to scare a lot of Republicans and their people that were thinking about coming back to Washington and protesting. And they’re scared to do that because they read and hear about these people being put in jail, who did nothing wrong, some of them—an 18-year-old that gets put in prison and 23 hours a day in solitary, and then after a story came out … and they went to 24-hour lockup.”

Thanks to the establishment media and Big Tech censorship, stories about the mistreatment of January 6 defendants have not received anywhere close to the amount of attention they deserve.


 

 

January 6 “Insurrectionists” Have Book Thrown at Them While DemOCRAT Congresswoman Rides Wave of Liberal Media Attention for Doing the Same Thing

January 6 “Insurrectionists” Have Book Thrown at Them While Dem Congresswoman Rides Wave of Liberal Media Attention for Doing the Same Thing

BY C. MITCHELL SHAW

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/january-6-insurrectionists-have-book-thrown-at-them-while-dem-congresswoman-rides-wave-of-liberal-media-attention-for-doing-the-same-thing;

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More than six months after The Great Insurrection of January 6, when citizens trespassed in the Capitol Building after President Trump’s peaceful rally to draw attention to what many say was clear election fraud, Democrats are still milking that day for all they can. And — as two current cases show — those involved still face severe penalties even as many of them await their fate while imprisoned in conditions almost anyone would find unacceptable.

Joseph Hackett is an unassuming 50-year-old chiropractor from Sarasota, Florida. He is a husband and father. He is also accused of spending a whole nine minutes trespassing inside the Capitol Building on January 6. And for that act of non-violent disobedience, he was arrested on May 28 and has spent the last two months in a cell 23 hours a day as he awaits trial. His wife, Deena, and their 11-year-old daughter may lose their home and the family business.

Oh, and Hackett faces up to 20 years in prison.

How does an unassuming chiropractor wind up in solitary confinement and facing a 20-year prison sentence while his wife and child face losing everything? Well, for Hackett, that journey began in the summer of terror in the wake of the death of career criminal and BLM poster child George Floyd. As Antifa and BLM burned and pillaged their way through more than 200 cities in this once-great nation, Hackett became justifiably concerned.

His wife told The Gateway Pundit, “When they were rioting after the death of George Floyd death, some of them came behind our house, broke into a jewelry store. We could hear them yelling, shooting and looting. My daughter and I were both scared for our lives.” And so, “Joe decided he was going to protect us with Oath Keepers and formed a neighborhood watch.”

And like so many other Americans, Hackett had never been political before all of the events of 2020. His wife said, “That’s when he started paying more attention to the news and diving deeper into what was really happening in the country. He had never even voted in his life.” She added, “This was the first election he ever voted for. Now, he’s being tortured.”

Another Florida man has the dubious honor of being the first Capitol Insurrectionist to be convicted of a felony. Paul Hodgkins, 38, from Tampa, was arrested on February 16. His arrest likely came so early because he actually took a selfie in the Senate chamber and posted it to social media. Hodgkins, a crane operator by trade, is also an Eagle Scout who regularly volunteered at a food bank, despite the fact that he lives in a section of Tampa known for its poverty.

Hodgkins apologized to the court for his actions on January 6, saying he had traveled alone to Washington, D.C., and had no knowledge that anyone planned to enter the Capitol Building that day, but got caught up in the moment. He also said, “This was a foolish decision on my part that I take full responsibility for,” adding, “I do not nor will not make any excuse.” He said his apology was “not because I face the consequence, but because of the damage that day’s incident caused, the way this country that I love has been hurt.”

Because he plead guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, a litany of other charges were dropped and though he faced a possible sentence of 20 years, Hodgkins was given a sentence of eight months in prison with two years of supervised probation to follow his release.

Hodgkins’ sentence may serve as a benchmark for what Hackett and the other nearly 550 “insurrectionists” who have been charged can expect when their trials finally come up. All those poor souls who — like Hackett and Hodgkins — got caught up in a moment and made a stupid and regrettable choice are going to face prison time, probation afterward, and be branded for the rest of their lives as “insurrectionists” who threatened the very foundation of this country. All for being someplace they weren’t supposed to be — i.e., for trespassing.

This is very different from the way another — more recent — episode of protesting while trespassing in the Capitol Building is being treated. On July 15, Representative Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) — who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus — led a group of about 20 protesters to breach the confines of the Hart Senate Office Building and stage a demonstration. They were protesting the Senate’s Republican-led filibuster of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

Though Capitol police repeatedly told Beatty and the others to leave, they refused, and nine of them — including Beatty — were arrested. Beatty was charged with violating D.C. Code §22-1307 — which states in section (b)(1), “It is unlawful for a person, alone or in concert with others, to engage in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate and to continue or resume engaging in a demonstration after being instructed by a law enforcement officer to cease engaging in a demonstration.”

Wait — that sounds a lot like what the so-called insurrectionists did. They were engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate.” And to be clear, section (b)(2) defines “demonstration,” saying, “For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘demonstration’ means marching, congregating, standing, sitting, lying down, parading, demonstrating, or patrolling by one or more persons, with or without signs, for the purpose of persuading one or more individuals, or the public, or to protest some action, attitude, or belief.” So, yes, that sounds an awful lot like what happened on January 6.

So, what fate did Beatty suffer for her crime? Was the poor, downtrodden federal legislator and esteemed leader of both the Black Caucus and this “insurrection” tossed into solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while awaiting a lengthy prison sentence? Alas, no. She was almost immediately released and then went on a media tour to parade her bravery for this act of civil disobedience.

In fact, her media parade started even as she was being arrested: A tweet from her account shows her being zip-tied and taken into custody. That tweet was sent 15 minutes after her arrest — almost as if the arrest were planned in advance as a publicity stunt.

The day after her arrest, Beatty told SiriusXM Urban View’s The Joe Madison Show that her arrest is an example of “disparities of treatment.” By that, she meant that she — and other black people — are treated less fairly than white people. Given the details, it is evident that Beatty is either deranged or thinks others are. Because there is no version of her arrest that shows what she claims.

Furthermore, unlike Hodgkins — who owned his guilt and showed remorse for his actions — Beatty is recalcitrant and unrepentant. She tweeted, “You can arrest me. You can’t stop me. You can’t silence me.”

She also tweeted, “And I’d do it again.”

Nearly 550 Americans — because of their concern for where this country is being dragged by establishment insiders and their Antifa and BLM foot soldiers — got caught up in a moment and stepped off-sides and engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate.” And for that, they sit in prison cells waiting for trials that will likely ruin their lives. And while that is happening, Beatty, who engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate” is capitalizing on her arrest, which was so brief it hardly counts as a “time out.”

“Disparities,” indeed.

 

Jen Psaki: ‘We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking’~Surgeon General MURTHY: ‘Misinformation’ Poses ‘Imminent and Insidious Threat’

Rumble — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on July 15: "We are in regular touch with these social media platforms, and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team," Psaki said. "We've increased disinformation research and tracking within the surgeon general's office," Psaki said. "We're flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We're working with doctors and medical professionals to connect medical experts who are popular with our audiences with accurate information and boost trusted content—so we are helping get trusted content out there."

Jen Psaki defending action to journalist Peter Doocy on July 16:

"There’s no secret list, I will tell you that these are people who were sharing information on public platforms on Facebook. Information that is traveling is inaccurate. Our biggest concern here — and I frankly think it should be your biggest concern — is the number of people who are dying around the country because they’re getting misinformation that is leading them to not take a vaccine,” Psaki deflected.

Peter Doocy asked about people being concerned that the govt was scrutinizing their posts

“They’re more concerned about that than people dying across the country because of a pandemic where misinformation is traveling on social media platforms? That feels unlikely me. If you have the data to back that up, I’m happy to discuss it,” Psaki added.

What is the data that show people died because they read a Facebook post?

Rumble — Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, July 15, 2021

"Today, I issued a Surgeon General’s Advisory on the dangers of health misinformation. Surgeon General Advisories are reserved for urgent public health threats. And while those threats have often been related to what we eat, drink, and smoke, today we live in a world where misinformation poses an imminent and insidious threat to our nation’s health."

Transcript: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2021/07/15/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-jen-psaki-and-surgeon-general-dr-vivek-h-murthy-july-15-2021/

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https://thenewamerican.com/surgeon-general-expects-more-mask-mandates-in-areas-with-low-vax-rates

AND: Will The Biden Regime Call Second Amendment Activism Misinformation?

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/07/will-the-biden-regime-call-second-amendment-activism-misinformation/

Rumble — Jason Miller, CEO of Gettr.com, gives The Real Story on if Big Tech will abide by the drive of the Biden administration.

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Federal Judge Rules DACA Illegal

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/07/16/breaking-federal-judge-rules-daca-illegal-n1462481;

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A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which granted pseudo amnesty for illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who were brought to the United States as minors, is illegal, reports the Wall Street Journal.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the DACA program was illegal because Congress never authorized it. Barack Obama created the program via executive action in 2012 after Congress failed to pass the DREAM Act.

“From this date forward, the United States of America, its departments, agencies, officers, agents, and employees are hereby enjoined from administering the DACA program,” Hanen wrote.

There is no doubt that Barack Obama exceeded his authority in creating DACA. Prior to creating the program he repeatedly acknowledged that he was constitutionally unable to unilaterally change immigration law. “I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. We have a system of government that requires Congress to work with the Executive Branch to make it happen,” he said during a 2010 interview with Univision. “I’m committed to making it happen, but I’ve got to have some partners to do it. … The main thing we have to do to stop deportations is to change the laws.”

He did not heed his own words.

In September 2017, President Trump ended DACA—when there were roughly 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States—and called on Congress to come up with a solution legislatively. Democrats didn’t attempt to work with Republicans on compromise legislation, and in June of last year, the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to end the program, citing procedural issues, effectively reinstating the program.

Current DACA recipients won’t have their temporary amnesty pulled, and won’t be deported as a result, but according to the Wall Street Journal, Judge Hanen’s ruling puts DACA in jeopardy.

This is story is developing…

Sharia in the U.S. Judicial System? U.S. Muslim federal judge Zahid Quraishi says he knows “nothing” about Sharia. Is it true? Does it matter?

BY  Aynaz Anni Cyrus

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/sharia-us-judicial-system-aynaz-anni-cyrus/;

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The U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Zahid Quraishi as America’s first Muslim federal judge to a lifetime position on the District Court of New Jersey raises some concerning questions.

First and foremost, there is the question of his faith. Does it matter if Zahid Quraishi is a Muslim? The Left would, of course, maintain that raising the Muslim identity of Quraishi is racist, bigoted and “Islamophobic.” But those who understand the reality of Sharia – and the fact that Islam is not a race -- understand that this matter is more complicated than what might first meet the eye.

It may very well matter if Quraishi is not just a Muslim “by name” – or just a “secular Muslim” by birth heritage. Indeed, if, as an adult adherent to Islam, he devoutly recites the Shahada -- “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” – then Quraishi’s Muslimness could matter very much. That’s because it could indicate whether or not Quraishi would ever uphold aspects of Sharia – Islamic law – in his legal rulings.

As a survivor of Sharia law, I can tell you: Sharia matters -- and in the most horrendous and painful of ways. 

It is vital to understand that in Islam, Allah’s Law is supreme for Muslims, above all other laws and legal systems. And that poses a problem for America when Islam resides on its territory because Sharia is completely incompatible with the U.S. Constitution and the foundations of a free society.

Quraishi’s relationship to Islam, therefore, matters a great deal -- seeing that his new position entails significant power and influence in America.  

So let’s dig a little bit deeper on Quraishi.

The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) surprisingly did not come out and cheer Quraishi’s appointment -- as one might have expected them to do. Instead, the Muslim “civil rights” organization appeared to be quite furious about him. Zahra Billoo, head of CAIR’s San Francisco branch, issued a statement affirming that she “would much rather have a white Christian judge with progressive values... It’s not enough that he is Muslim. In fact, it’s insulting.”

It appears that the problem for Billoo and CAIR is that Quraishi is not a Muslim from an apparent “list” of “20 to 50 Muslims who have been in the fight” for “social justice.” One unnamed Muslim politician who complained to Slate magazine about Quraishi’s appointment echoed the same theme: “We don’t know what his stances are on civil rights because you can’t find one article or anything that he’s written publicly about the Muslim struggle in the last 20 years post-9/11.”

For those concerned about Quraishi’s potential ties to Sharia, this negative disposition from the “Sharia camp” toward the Muslim judge might appear to be good news. But is it?

CAIR’s concern about Quraishi’s supposed lack of support for “progressive values” appears to be a good sign in light of CAIR’s own record of opposing counterterror measures and slandering opponents of jihad and Sharia tyranny. However, CAIR’s disposition toward Quraishi tells us little, if anything, about the key issue at stake: does the judge hold Islamic values or not?

The narrative takes another peculiar twist when we examine what transpired during Quraishi’s questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee: When asked by Committee Chair, Democrat Senator Dick Durbin: “What do you know about Sharia law?” Quraishi answered that he knew “nothing about Sharia.

Really?

Quraishi knows “nothing” about Islam or Islamic Law?

Christine Douglass-Williams has commented on Quraishi’s dubious answer:

“Virtually everyone knows something about the Sharia. In his position, Quraishi is likely to know a lot, and was probably fibbing, and not in an intelligent way, either. It isn’t possible that a man of his standing, who ‘has served as a military prosecutor and Army captain in Iraq, as an assistant U.S. Attorney who has tried cases of public corruption, organized crime and financial fraud, and as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer, would know ‘NOTHING’ about Sharia.”

True indeed.

What makes the matter even more peculiar is that when one pulls up Quraishi’s questionnaire answers for the Senate Judiciary Committee, one finds that he is mentioned as a “Muslim” many times in his “Honors and Awards” list. So Quraishi is praised, rewarded and held in acclaim by the Muslim community for his achievements in light of his Muslimness, but he personally doesn’t know anything about Islamic law at all?   

Could it be that Quraishi might actually not be the incidental Muslim he postures as being? Could it be that he has been recognized and awarded by important prominent Muslim organizations because they gauged that, among other things, he actually is somewhat of an adherent Muslim after all?

Is it possible that CAIR might really not be as upset as it is claiming to be about Quraishi’s appointment? Or maybe it is upset, but not for the reasons it has given? Could it also be that certain players involved in this narrative are engaging in some form of taqiyya – the command in Islam for Muslims to deceive non-Muslims?

Would it also be out of bounds to ask: even if Quraishi is not an adherent Muslim, is it legitimate to be concerned that he one day could become one?  

It is vital to stress at this point that Islam is not just a “religion” the way that Christianity and Judaism are religions. Islam is much more than a “faith.” For example, like Judaism, Islam has a legal system -- but Islamic Law extends far beyond any Judaic (or even secular) legal system. Sharia embodies all the commands of Allah and all the examples of Muhammad—as divine law that must be implemented in all areas of life.

Qur’an 33:21 is just one verse of many that confirm that Muhammad is “an excellent pattern” for Muslims to follow. It would do well for people to keep in mind that the “excellent” examples that Mohammed set for his followers included the following: marrying a six-year-old girl, A’ishah, and having sex with her when she was nine (Sahih al-Bukhari 5134); encouraging the rape of female captives (Qur’an 4:24); stating that women are stupid (Qur’an 2:282) and that hell is comprised of mostly women (Bukhari 29); commanding men to beat their wives (Qur’an 4:34); and being merciless to a woman who had been beaten so brutally that her bruise was green (Bukhari 5825).

Muhammad also disparaged black people (Bukhari 7038). He murdered between 600 and 900 Jews in one battle and then distributed the captive women as sex slaves (Ibn Ishaq, pp. 464511–512).

With some of these matters in mind, the question surfaces: would or could an American Muslim federal judge consider such material as a basis for his rulings? According to Islamic law, a Muslim judge must do so. Sharia mandates that no true Muslim is obligated to obey the laws of a non-Muslim country. Qur’an 33:1 commands to “not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites.” Qur’an 4:60 says that those who “refer legislation” to the non-Muslims are led “far astray.” And Qur’an 9:3 says that “Allah is disassociated from the disbelievers, and [so is] His Messenger.” According to Islamic tradition, the revelation of that last verse allowed Muhammad to break the Treaty of al-Hudaibiyah.

Let us be clear: an American judge who follows Muhammad’s example can take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and not really mean it. In fact, Muhammad instructs such a judge exactly what to do in this situation: “if I take an oath and later find something else better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath.” (Bukhari 5518)

The supremacy of Islamic Law over all other laws still applies today. The Islamic website International Shariah Movement is run by certified Islamic scholars. Its post “Obey the Law of the Land?” cites Qur’an 33:1.

Under Sharia, if a woman is raped, a Muslim judge must disregard any forensic or non-witness evidence, because Qur’an 24:13 requires “four male witnesses” for a rape conviction.

A beaten woman may also easily be denied divorce, because Qur’an 4:34 commands that “Men are in charge of women,” and so may “strike them.”

That is exactly what a Muslim judge in an Iranian Islamic court told me personally when I was a 15-year-old child bride, desperate for a divorce to escape the beatings. In fact, a beaten woman who leaves Islam must be hunted down and murdered, according to Islamic law, because Muhammad said, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” (Bukhari 6922)

With all these realities in mind, it is clear that if we cannot at least ask Judge Zahid Quraishi some questions regarding his adherence, or non-adherence, to Islamic law, or even understand that the issue of Quraishi’s Muslimness is an important one to address, then America is in deep trouble.

As an individual who suffered under Sharia, and was able to escape its monstrous clutches, I strongly encourage my fellow Americans to ask the right questions in this vital – and troubling – narrative about America’s new federal judge.

Aynaz Anni Cyrus is an Iranian-American human rights activist, founder of Live up to Freedom, producer of The Glazov Gang and National Director of American Truth Project. A former child bride in the Islamic Republic of Iran, she escaped and found freedom in America. Now an American citizen, she works to protect free societies from tyrannical systems and to liberate those human beings languishing under them.

FAA fines passengers $119,000 for refusing to wear useless masks during air travel

Image: FAA fines passengers $119,000 for refusing to wear useless masks during air travel

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-12-faa-fines-passengers-refusing-useless-masks.html;

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(Natural News) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued at least $119,000 worth of fines against airline passengers accused of refusing to wear a face mask during flight.

One passenger who flew Allegiant Air on Feb. 27 from Provo, Utah, to Mesa, Ariz., was fined $10,500 for allegedly refusing to wear his mask “properly,” meaning over the nose and mouth.

“Flight attendants instructed him seven separate times to wear his facemask properly, and each time he moved it off of his nose after the flight attendant walked away,” a press release from the FAA explains.

“When told that he needed to cooperate and provide information to fill out a passenger disturbance report, he argued with the flight attendant, refused to provide his identification, said he would continue to pull his facemask down, and claimed that it was fine just over his mouth.”

After the flight touched the ground, the passenger allegedly walked up to the flight attendant in question just as she was about to open the door to the cabin and supposedly “touched her.”

The man was being “aggressive about the facemask policy,” according to the FAA, which claims the flight attendant then started to “cry.” The FAA says it maintains a zero-tolerance policy for such behavior, calling it unruly and dangerous.

When will the Chinese Virus tyranny end?

At least eight other passengers have similarly been fined by the FAA this past year under similar accusations. In many of the cases, passengers consumed alcohol they brought onto the plane and proceeded to “assault” other passengers or flight crew.

All in all, the FAA has issued $119,000 worth of fines this past year, ranging from $7,500 per incident up to $21,500.

Since the beginning of the year, the FAA says it has received 3,271 reports of unruly passenger behavior. Of these 2,475 involved passengers who allegedly refused to wear a mask “correctly” as demanded by Tony Fauci, Joe Biden, and the rest of the plandemic crew.

“During the same timeframe, the FAA has proposed more than $682,000 in fines against unruly passengers, including today’s cases,” the FAA says.

In Iowa, a man is having to serve 10 years in prison for supposedly “assaulting” a mask Nazi who was harassing him in a parking lot.

In that case, the unmasked man was approached by a masked busybody who demanded that the unmasked man cover his nose and mouth to help “flatten the curve.” This resulted in a confrontation that left the unmasked man culpable for crimes, even though he was the victim.

Instead of minding his own business, the masked man assaulted the unmasked man and provoked him. And yet the “justice” system sided with the masked man since everything is now completely upside-down in the “new normal.”

Even though it has repeatedly been shown that masks do nothing to stop the spread of germs – this is in addition to causing harm and overloading the wearer’s body with carbon dioxide (CO2) – the government under Beijing Biden continues to demand that everybody wear one while flying.

Until this comes to an end, many Americans are refusing to fly. Under normal circumstances, this would have the effect of eventually causing the airlines to drop their tyrannical policies due to declining business.

Thanks to corporate handouts from the government, however, airlines and other businesses continue to go right along with the Chinese Virus tyranny.

“Not wearing a little piece of cloth over your face is not causing trouble,” wrote one commenter at The Hill.

“It’s not even ‘keeping you safe’ as you have been told and is probably even detrimental to the spread of the Wuhan chimera as mask wearers believe they have magic safety powers and continually touch their faces while adjusting those dirty, virus filled, snot rags.”

More related news stories about Chinese Virus oppression and tyranny can be found at Pandemic.news.

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Did the Feds Lie About January 6? Navy Vet Capitol Protester Says So and Wants His Case Moved Out of ‘Trump-Hating’ Capital

SEE: https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/defendants/caldwell-thomas-edward

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/07/08/did-the-feds-lie-about-january-6-navy-vet-capitol-protester-says-so-and-wants-his-case-moved-out-of-trump-hating-capital-n1459952;

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The attorney for one of the men at the “protest gone wild” at the Capitol Building last January has called on the federal judge to move Thomas Edward Caldwell’s trial out of “Trump-hating” Washington, D.C.  Caldwell was the first of the Capitol protesters to be arrested. The coverage of his arrest set the tone for media coverage of all other arrestees in the Department of Justice’s “shock and awe” plan to root out alleged “white nationalist” militancy. Caldwell’s attorney says that’s the problem because it’s untrue.

Attorney David W. Fischer filed a motion to move the trial to the Western District of Virginia where there are fewer people who “despise many things that traditional America stands for” and who have less “petulant intolerance for those with differing views.” He notes that only 5% of Washington, D.C., residents voted for Trump and they hold him in such contempt that they believed the fake news that he was Russian spy.

Prosecutors have delivered four versions of their claims in four superseding indictments against Caldwell, each less histrionic and myth-making than the one before.

Caldwell is a 20-year U.S. Navy veteran who was apparently outside of the Capitol Building on January 6. He is charged with four felony counts: conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted area, and tampering with documents or proceedings.

Related: Grandma Charged With ‘Parading’ at Capitol Riot Told by Attorney to Denounce White Privilege Before Judge Sentenced Her

Here is what he is not, according to his attorney. Caldwell is not a “white supremacist,” nor a “white nationalist.” He is not a would-be murderer or a member of a militia group. He did not suggest “gassing” and “executing” members of Congress. He did not lead Oath Keepers, since, presumably, one would have to be an Oath Keeper to lead Oath Keepers. Fischer says his client is not a member.

The motion for the change-of-venue is a near-complete takedown of the efforts undertaken by federal investigators and prosecutors to poison the jury pool and media coverage, which, let’s be honest, isn’t hard. It’s such a scintillating read that it could be a movie.

The defense motion claims that prosecutors “knowingly disseminated false and incendiary claims” that Caldwell and others planned to sack the Capitol and “execute” people when they had no evidence for it – not even after conducting a “cyber colonoscopy” on cell phones and computers. There was no “plan,” Caldwell’s attorney claims. That allegation was based on “a rumor started by government bureaucrats attempting to cover up their incompetent leadership.”

The Government’s misleading charging papers have misinformed the public and caused unnecessary panic in the District, additionally tainting the potential jury pool. Most troubling was the Government’s incendiary—and highly inaccurate– suggestion in previous charging documents that Caldwell and Oath Keepers were chasing down Members of Congress, trying to trap and kill them in the hallways of the Capitol.

Prosecutors shot first and asked questions later. In addition to citing copious examples of prejudicial news stories – including a CNN story claiming Caldwell was part of an “execution squad” that planned to “seal” congressional members in “tunnels under capital” [sic] and “turn on [the] gas” – the acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin gave a “reckless” “prejudicial and extrajudicial” interview intimating that Caldwell was part of a plot to overthrow the government.

Related: Innocent New York City Man’s Life Is Ruined When Neighbors Report Him for Going to Jan 6 Trump Speech

In the CBS 60 Minutes interview two months after the charging papers had been issued, prosecutors began walking back their most hyperbolic claims but by then it was too late. The media took the bait and ran with the story that was hand-chummed by prosecutors. Sedition was something with which Caldwell was never charged, but you wouldn’t know it from this exchange:

Scott Pelley: I’m not a lawyer, but the way I read the sedition statute, it says that, “Sedition occurs when anyone opposes by force the authority of the United States, or by force hinders or delays the execution of any law of the United States.” Seems like a very low bar, and I wonder why you’re not charging that now?

Michael Sherwin: Okay, so I don’t think it’s a low bar, Scott, but I will tell you this. I personally believe the evidence is trending towards that, and probably meets those elements.

Scott Pelley: Do you anticipate sedition charges against some of these suspects?

Michael Sherwin: I believe the facts do support those charges. And I think that, as we go forward, more facts will support that, Scott. [emphasis added]

Multiple examples of news stories were cited in the document, noting that the erroneous information was purposely pumped into the media and into Washington’s hyper-partisan political bloodstream.

The defense argues that, as a result of these “unique circumstances,” prosecutorial whoppers, and poisonous media coverage, Washington, D.C., came under emergency orders and became an armed, occupied territory with troops, fencing, roadblocks, and curfews. The lockdown was a physical manifestation of the rhetoric uttered by the president, members of Congress, and local and federal police who all fed the fear that “white supremacists” would attempt another attack.

The 23-page pleading argues, in essence, that the prosecution is political and the DC jury pool is incapable of providing a fair verdict. "District residents not only despise Caldwell’s politics—they despise many things that traditional America stands for," Caldwell claims. pic.twitter.com/a1induoQ8T

— Ken Bensinger (@kenbensinger) July 1, 2021

Would-be jurors’ “psyches” were subject to an assault on their liberty, fear for their safety, and belief that they were imprisoned in an armed encampment … because they basically were, Fischer argues.

Related: The Capitol Riot Rorschach Test

Fischer further argues that the “level of antipathy towards Trump and his supporters in the District is off the charts and makes it impossible to find an impartial jury.” And he made a list of undeniable attacks on the GOP.

District residents, moreover, have hectored Trump-supporting Members of Congress, surrounded them in restaurants (e.g., Ted Cruz), congregated around their homes (e.g., Lindsay Graham, Josh Hawley), aggressively confronted them on the street (e.g., Rand Paul), and engaged in incessant “protests” around former Majority Leader McConnell’s home. District protesters attempted to burn down historic St. John’s church, vandalized millions of dollars of statues and other property, and surrounded the White House in an illegal assemblage during BLM and anti-Trump protests. One Democrat Hill staffer yelled “**** you, Mr. President” as President Trump walked the halls of Congress. The crowd at the Washington Nationals baseball game booed resident Trump during the World Series. An anti-Trump zealot shot up a softball practice just across the Potomac in Alexandria, nearly killing Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The level of antipathy towards Trump and his supporters in the District is off the charts and makes it impossible to find an impartial jury.

This is the jury pool.

The document claims that even the bar in D.C. is tainted against Trump, citing a prosecutor who called Capitol protesters “hillbillies” and “white trash” and another attorney who assumed her client was a racist and gave her a re-education “hate therapy” reading list. Fischer noted about that incident, “Ironically, with the exception of Schindler’s List, the assigned books and movies prescribed by the attorney are largely fictional, heavy on race-baiting and light on facts.”

In a footnote, the attorney went nuclear on the attorney’s reading list for grandma:

The astute observer would note that the perpetrators of the Holocaust were socialists, i.e., NAZIs (“National Socialists”), not small-government Republicans. The Tulsa “massacre” of 1921, moreover, is grossly misrepresented in the History Channel’s chronicle and in hundreds of recent news stories, all of which, for some reason, neglect to mention that the “massacre” started when an armed group of African American men, mistakenly believing that a rape defendant was about to be lynched, shot and killed, in cold blood, nearly a dozen white men, igniting a three day race riot. This historical fact, which even black-owned newspapers in Tulsa at the time acknowledged, perhaps is the reason why the Tulsa “massacre” was called the Tulsa “race riot” for 90 years, until modern race-charlatans rewrote history for political purposes.

He claims that Caldwell can’t get a fair trial in the District because he “is the victim of D.C.- based systemic race-baiting” that went to the top, including “the President, Attorney General, Speaker of the House, prominent politicians, and media personalities [who] have engaged in the most shameful race-baiting regarding Caldwell and other defendants.”

The defense attorney said that the “anti-government” label given to Caldwell will also work against him in a town where most people work for the government.

He’s asking the judge to move the trial to the Western District of Virginia because most of the alleged bad acts alleged by the feds occurred there. It’s a tough sell to get a judge to acknowledge that his jury pool can’t deliver a fair verdict. Fischer notes that even Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, was given a change of venue from Oklahoma City.

 

Trump announces lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Former President Donald J. Trump announces he is filing a class action lawsuit against big tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter for what he calls a violation of the First Amendment - Via Newsmax.

Rep. Nunes: President Trump’s class-action lawsuit against Big Tech ‘long overdue’

 

Cuomo Declares FAKE ‘Gun Violence Disaster Emergency’ In New York State

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo Imagines: New York Needs a ‘Magic Wall’

Gun Industry Fires Back At Cuomo's 2A Attack

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared war on guns and the firearms industry.

BY DAVE WORKMAN

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2021/07/cuomo-declares-fake-gun-violence-disaster-emergency/;

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has issued an executive order declaring a “gun violence” disaster emergency in the Empire State, reportedly allowing him to “tap into $138 million in state funds” to pay for efforts to combat what he calls an epidemic.

The announcement came Tuesday as Cuomo was appearing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, according to NBC News. The new twist or truth, according to published reports, is that this allows Cuomo and other officials to treat violent crime involving guns as a public health emergency.

“This new strategy treats gun violence as a public health crisis, using short-term solutions to manage the immediate gun violence crisis and reduce the shooting rate,” NBC News reported.

According to Forbes and other publications, New York City has reported a spike in homicides. The state is “on pace” for 621 gun-related murders so far this year, up from last year’s total of 594 for the entire year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. According to the New York Daily News, 51 people were shot in New York over the July 4 holiday weekend, including 26 in just New York City. Shootings are up 38 percent over the same time period in 2020, the Daily News added.

The Gothamist reported June saw 165 shootings including 33 homicides in New York City, although far-left Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday was talking about a decline in city crime during the month. The newspaper said June 2020 produced 205 shootings and 43 slayings.

In the process of declaring war on guns, Cuomo said he would sign legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) that will “make it easier to sue gun companies for gun violence.”

He inked that legislation promptly.  That tactic was tried in the early 2000s as municipalities with liberal administrations around the country tried to bankrupt the firearms industry with a series of “junk” lawsuits, leading Congress to pass the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act prohibiting such legal harassment.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation immediately said it will “challenge to overturn the law.”

“This law is unconstitutional, plain and simple,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “It is abhorrent that Governor Cuomo is rehashing a decades-old failed playbook that was rejected by courts in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.”

Keane accused Cuomo of “blame shifting for his administration’s failures to prevent crime by pointing fingers at firearm manufacturers.”

 

NSSF said in a prepared statement that the law “is in contravention to federal law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), and the legal foundations of tort law.”

Cuomo’s plan calls for efforts to “get illegal guns off the streets” and prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands. While there is no clear definition of what are “illegal guns”, how he intends to accomplish that may become one more gun control campaign that impacts more law-abiding New Yorkers than it does the criminal element.

 

The governor also announced the creation of an “Office of Gun Violence Prevention,” which seems to be a growingly popular idea aimed at creating a taxpayer-funded bureaucracy to promote gun control legislation.

Cuomo’s executive orders will also require police departments to share data, NBC News reported.

Part of the millions of dollars Cuomo plans to devote to this effort will be used to create jobs and “community activities” for so-called “at-risk youth,” the Daily News reported. An estimated 21,000 jobs will be created this summer at several agencies, including the NYC Hospitality Alliance, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the State Parks.

But the New York Post raised an interesting issue. This sudden declaration of war on gun-related crime comes at a time when Cuomo is “facing multiple probes tied to sexual harassment allegations and the cover-up of nursing home deaths from COVID-19.”

This could raise questions about whether this is a Cuomo effort to distract the public and the news media from those troubles.

The governor wants to create a council on “gun violence prevention.”

“Everything is on the table,” he reportedly said. “We all want the same thing, and that’s what we’re going to do.”

The Post also noted that State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt (R-Lockport) criticized Gov. Cuomo for “declaring another emergency” just “days after finally relinquishing his emergency powers.” He’s spent the past year exercising emergency powers. Now, he’s found another emergency.

But Ortt observed, “These heinous acts of violence and the victims affected deserve real solutions — not political grandstanding.”


About Dave 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.

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Southeastern Legal Foundation FILES HISTORIC FEDERAL LAWSUIT CHALLENGING CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN SCHOOLS

Rumble — Real America - Dan W/ General Counsel for Southeastern Legal Foundation, Kimberly Hermann (July 1, 2021)

SEE: https://www.slfliberty.org/

Grandma Charged With ‘Parading’ at Capitol Riot Told by Attorney to Denounce White Privilege Before Judge Sentenced Her

Re-Education for Capitol Protesters, Communist-Style:

THREE YEARS OF PROBATION, $500 FINE FOR RESTITUTION, 40 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

It's been clear from the first arrests of the Capitol protesters that their prosecutions were highly political, but it is only worsening. Court records from the first conviction show that Anna Morgan-Lloyd was given materials meant to re-educate her Soviet-style with anti-American-themed literature, then she was required to write demeaning book reports (like a child), which were submitted to the court as evidence of corrected wrong-think as her defense. The fact that she walked through an open door at the Capitol was never her real offense, but it was rather that she held the wrong political opinions, which the system is seeking to 'fix'. Others are getting the same gulag type of treatment, and they face lengthy prison sentences if they express disagreement with hating America. They are essentially having judicial Critical Race Theory forced upon them, and they are required to agree with it. Never again say that it couldn't happen in America.

SARAH CORRIHER, PRESENT AT THE CAPITOL JANUARY 6, 2021, REPORTS:

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/06/25/woman-arrested-for-trespassing-in-capitol-riot-case-told-to-denounce-white-privilege-by-her-own-defense-attorney-n1457110;

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An Indiana grandmother up on trespassing charges in the Capitol riot case was told by her court-appointed public defender to denounce her “white privilege.” The defense attorney gave her a reading list to reprogram her political views in order to cut a deal for no prison time for trespassing on January 6. She’s the first of the trespassers to be sentenced.

Capitol riot

This sickening reaction to a woman, Anna Morgan-Lloyd, who walked through the open door of the Capitol Building and did nothing wrong for a five- to ten-minute period of time — except be there — is about as Kafkaesque as it gets in U.S. jurisprudence. It is a scene repeated over and over in the cases against people near, outside, or inside the Capitol Building on January 6.

It signals yet again the bizarre and wrongheaded belief that the people who were in D.C. to watch President Trump’s speech on January 6 were somehow white supremacists — never mind that there were people of all ethnicities present.

It also shows how the full weight of the U.S. government against these 500 people, many of whom simply walked through an open door under the watchful eyes of Capitol Police, has ruined their lives and finances.

Julie Kelly writes in American Greatness that in court on Wednesday, 49-year-old grandmother Anna Morgan-Lloyd was encouraged — or ordered — by her attorney to denounce her whiteness and prostrate herself before a federal judge for her lawless act … of “parading”… through the open Capitol door.

“My lawyer has given me names of books and movies to help me see what life is like for others in our country. I’ve learned that even though we live in a wonderful country things still need to improve. People of all colors should feel as safe as I do to walk down the street.”

That passage is part book report, part white privilege mea culpa submitted to a federal court this month by Anna Morgan-Lloyd, one of the more than 500 Americans arrested for her involvement in the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The 49-year-old grandmother of five from southern Indiana was charged with four counts of trespassing and disorderly conduct even though she walked through an open door and was inside the building for about five minutes. She was ratted out to the FBI by a county worker who saw her January 6 posts on Facebook.

On Wednesday, Lloyd, who has a clean criminal record, pleaded guilty to one count of “parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building”—but not before she consented to undergo a reeducation exercise at the urging of her court-appointed lawyer. (Like many January 6 defendants, Lloyd does not have the means to hire a private attorney.) [emphasis added]

It goes without saying, although we do say it a lot here at PJ Media, that rioting and hurting cops is wrong.

The Indiana grandma did neither.

Apparently “parading” is now a federal offense worthy of being jailed (which she was while waiting for her case to be assigned to a judge), and the payment for said offense is re-education camp.

She wasn’t throwing Molotov cocktails, blinding police officers with lasers, or setting buildings on fire as Portland Antifa and BLM rioters did.

It has probably never occurred to Antifa's federally appointed free lawyers — in the unlikely event they ever needed one — to require their clients to denounce their bizarre, racist, and wrongheaded beliefs before going before a judge.

Kelly writes that judges in the January 6 cases “routinely lecture January 6 defendants about the wrongthink of a ‘stolen election’ while prosecutors openly mock their political beliefs, including homeschooling and gun ownership.”

 

Morgan-Lloyd’s federally appointed defense attorney, Heather Shaner, assumes that people driven to be in Washington, D.C., on January 6 are de facto racists.

“I have had many political and ethical discussions with Anna Lloyd,” Shaner wrote in her motion agreeing to the plea and probation for Lloyd. “I tendered a booklist to her. She has read Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeJust Mercy, and Schindler’s List to educate herself about ‘government policy’ toward Native Americans, African Americans and European Jews. We have discussed the books and also about the responsibility of an individual when confronting ‘wrong.’”

Shaner also told the court that Lloyd watched the “Burning Tulsa” documentary on the History Channel as well as “Mudbound,” a story of two families, one black and one white, living on the same property after World War II.”

Shaner bragged in Huffington Post about giving her “captured audience” (her clients) what the publication called “remedial lessons in American history.”

Shaner regularly sends her clients who are incarcerated pretrial books to read: “They’re a captured audience, and it’s life-changing for a lot of them.”

As Kelly notes, Lloyd was not charged with anything remotely having to do with racism, but her attorney assumed that, of course, she must be racist! Here’s what Kelly reports she said in court on Wednesday.

“I apologize to the court, to the American people, to my family,” she told Lamberth. “I was there to support Trump peacefully and am ashamed that it became a savage display of violence.” She said she’s never experienced racial negativity but “realizes many people do.”

The federal attorney in the case said in court that there was no political test for prosecutions– but come on, who are we kidding here? The “shock and awe” prosecutions have everything to do with politics. If trespassing and “parading” were offenses worthy of prosecution, hundreds of Portlanders would be serving prison sentences right now. But they aren’t. Kelly reports, “Nearly every charging document filed by Joe Biden’s Justice Department in the Capitol breach probe mentions the defendant’s belief about the 2020 presidential election as evidence of wrongdoing.”

In the “statement of facts” for the case against Lloyd, it states that she and a friend “violated 40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(2)(D) and (G), which make it a crime to willfully and knowingly (D) utter loud, threatening, or abusive language, or engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct, at any place in the Grounds or in any of the Capitol Buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session of Congress or either House of Congress, or the orderly conduct in that building of a hearing before, or any deliberations of, a committee of Congress or either House of Congress; and (G) parade, demonstrate, or picket in any of the Capitol Buildings.”

As we’ve reported before, somehow the screaming and threats by people who tried to break down the doors of the Senate Judiciary Committee chambers during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the countless times Medea Benjamin and her Code Pinko anti-U.S. activists interrupted congressional hearings, and Senator Chuck Schumer standing on the Supreme Court stairs threatening jurists before an amped-up mob — among many other examples — don’t count as uttering “loud, threatening, or abusive” actions worthy of prosecution.

Lloyd is now on probation for three years, during which time she may not own guns. It bears noting that the woman, who also lost her job over this prosecution, was turned in to the FBI “by a confidential witness” after she applied for a gun permit. The “witness” knew that Lloyd had been in Washington, D.C., on January 6.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Rothstein said in court Wednesday that “we don’t prosecute people based on their beliefs.”

Try not to laugh.

Governor DeSantis Wins Major Victory to Protect Florida’s Cruise Industry

SEE: https://www.flgov.com/2021/06/18/governor-desantis-wins-major-victory-to-protect-floridas-cruise-industry/;

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the federal district court in Tampa delivered a major victory for Governor Ron DeSantis against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its obstructionist No Sail Orders that have flatlined Florida’s cruise industry for over a year. Ruling in favor of Florida’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Judge Steven Merryday concluded the CDC’s restrictions are likely unconstitutional and overstepping their legal authority. The Cruise Industry will soon be permitted to set sail again thanks to the lawsuit brought by Governor DeSantis and Attorney General Moody. The state fought on behalf of the cruise industry in Florida to secure the ability to resume operations without overly burdensome requirements that discriminate against children, leave most of the ships sitting in port, and disregard the freedom of Floridians to make decisions for their families.

Beginning July 18, the CDC’s orders will become mere “guidance,” and cruise ships will hit the open waters once again free from the CDC. As Florida continues to thrive while open for business, the return of the cruise industry marks an important milestone in the fight for freedom.

“The CDC has been wrong all along, and they knew it,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The CDC and the Biden Administration concocted a plan to sink the cruise industry, hiding behind bureaucratic delay and lawsuits. Today, we are securing this victory for Florida families, for the cruise industry, and for every state that wants to preserve its rights in the face of unprecedented federal overreach.”

Included in the ruling, the Middle District Court of Florida found that:

  • The CDC cannot discriminately keep children and families from cruising;
  • Neither the CDC, nor any federal agency, can require a vaccine passport; and
  • The CDC must create an actual framework for businesses to resume operations, rather than forcing them to conduct burdensome and bureaucratic tests without any standard by which to be measured.

In its ruling, the court says “Never has CDC (or a predecessor) detained a vessel for more than fifteen months; never has CDC implemented a widespread or industry-wide detention of a fleet of vessels in American waters; never has CDC condition pratique as extensively and burdensomely as the conditional sailing order; and never has CDC imposed restrictions that have summarily dismissed the effectiveness of state regulation and halted for an extended time an entire multi-billion dollar industry nationwide. In a word, never has CDC implemented measures as extensive, disabling and exclusive as those under review in this action.

Judge Merryday also cites a previous ruling stating, “When an agency claims to discover in a long-extant statute an unheralded power to regulate ‘a significant portion of the American economy,’ we typically greet its announcement with a measure of skepticism.”

Find the full ruling here.

Judge Blocks Biden’s Anti-white Farm Program. Gov’t Can’t Forgive Loans Only for Minorities

Judge Blocks Biden’s Anti-white Farm Program. Gov’t Can’t Forgive Loans Only for Minorities

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/judge-blocks-bidens-anti-white-farm-program-govt-cant-forgive-loans-only-for-minorities/;

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

A federal court has bluntly shut down the Biden administration’s plan to discriminate against white farmers by creating a loan forgiveness program only for blacks and other minorities.

In a temporary restraining order issued June 10, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin blocked the Agriculture Department’s Farm Services Agency from forgiving the loans pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The law sought to help farmers supposedly affected by the China Virus pandemic.

Judge William C. Griesbach sharply stated Biden and his agriculture bureaucrats cannot discriminate against whites.

Not So Fast, Biden

The five original plaintiffs, all white farmers, argued that ARPA’s provision trespasses the Constitution’s prohibition of racial discrimination.

As the FSA said of the program, “the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides historic debt relief to socially disadvantaged producers including Black/African American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Hispanic or Latino, and Asian American or Pacific Islander.”

Tranlsation: Whitey need not apply.

Argued the white farmers:

While Defendants’ public statements about ARPA describe their generalized goal of ending “systemic racism,” such broad goals do not override the constitutional ban on race discrimination. In fact, the Supreme Court has “rejected the interest in remedying societal discrimination because it had no logical stopping point. … In short, “[t]he way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” …

The liberty protected by the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause contains within it the prohibition against denying to any person the equal protection of the laws. …

The racial classifications under Section 1005 of ARPA are unconstitutional because they violate the Equal Protection guarantee in the United States Constitution.

The number of plaintiffs grew to 12 before the judge ruled.

Court Agrees

The court issued the temporary restraining order (TRO) because the white plaintiffs are likely to succeed in their claim, Judge Griesbach wrote.

Though the defendants “point to statistical and anecdotal evidence of a history of discrimination within the agricultural industry,” that doesn’t justify harming whites:

Defendants cannot rely on a “generalized assertion that there has been past discrimination in an entire industry” and they “have no evidence of intentional discrimination by the USDA in the implementation of the recent agriculture subsidies and pandemic relief efforts.

Nor did Biden and his anti-white subalterns “establish that it has a compelling interest in remedying the effects of past and present discrimination through the distribution of benefits on the basis of racial classifications.”

Even better, the judge explained that “the obvious response to a government agency that claims it continues to discriminate against farmers because of their race or national origin is to direct it to stop: It is not to direct it to intentionally discriminate against others on the basis of their race and national origin.”

Biden “cannot discriminate on the basis of race.”

Though the administration argues that loan forgiveness is meant to help “socially-disadvantaged farmers affected by COVID-19,” Griesbach wrote, “it does not provide relief based on losses sustained during the pandemic.”

Instead, the only consideration in determining whether a farmer or rancher’s loans should be completely forgiven is the person’s race or national origin. Plaintiffs are completely excluded from participation in the program based on their race. If the Court does not issue an injunction, the USDA will spend the allocated money and forgive the loans of minority farmers while the case is pending and will have no incentive to provide similar relief on an equitable basis to others. Plaintiffs are excluded from the program based on their race and are thus experiencing discrimination at the hands of their government.

The judge ruled that white farmers “have established a strong likelihood” the loan forgiveness section of ARPA is unconstitutional.

Though Biden’s side said any TRO should apply only to the plaintiffs, the judge disagreed and issued a nationwide injunction:

Defendants’ proposal to set aside funds to pay off any of Plaintiffs’ qualified loans is unworkable. If the USDA forgave Plaintiffs’ loans, it would be required to forgive every farmer’s loan, since the only criteria for loan forgiveness is the applicant’s race. Plaintiffs estimate that this would increase the cost of the program to $400 billion. In addition, nothing would prevent Plaintiffs from amending the complaint to add other farmers and ranchers as plaintiffs to this action. To ensure that Plaintiffs receive complete relief and that similarly-situated nonparties are protected, a universal temporary restraining order in this case is proper.

The ruling means Biden and Vilsack “are enjoined from forgiving any loans” under the unconstitutional law.

HUGE: Significant Election Irregularities Exposed in Fulton County, Georgia

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/06/17/huge-significant-election-irregularities-exposed-in-fulton-county-georgia-n1455273;

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

Documents from Fulton County, Georgia, that were submitted to state officials for the election audit “highlight significant irregularities in the Atlanta area during last November’s voting, ranging from identical vote tallies repeated multiple times to large batches of absentee ballots that appear to be missing from the official ballot-scanning records,” reports Just The News.

Thousands of ballots are potentially impacted by these irregularities, suggesting they could be results-changing, as Joe Biden’s state-certified victory in the state was by fewer than 12,000 votes.

Just The News reviewed memos that included “handwritten tally sheets for all absentee ballots counted by the county as well as a private report from a contractor hired by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to monitor the Atlanta-area election process.”

The report, which chronicled seven days of problems, recorded troubling behavior like the mysterious removal of a suitcase of sensitive election data known as polls pads, used to authenticate voters.

“Learn that Rick reprogramming poll pads earlier was setting up a new precinct for SC11 because someone took the wrong suitcase but only took one,” the contractor Seven Hills Strategy wrote late on Nov. 2, the night before Election Day. “Seems to be a mystery who this person was –> Should have chain of custody paperwork!! That means that a stranger just walked out with sensitive election materials?”

The contractor also observed that sensitive election materials were left on a dock at a warehouse without supervision. “Several cases (including SC11) were just left out on the loading dock outside the warehouse,” he wrote. “Thankfully the seals were intact.”

Last month, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero unsealed approximately 145,000 Fulton County absentee ballots from the 2020 election, approving them for an audit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported at the time that the audit “cannot change the election results, which were certified months ago and have already been confirmed by multiple recounts. But the plaintiffs say an examination of ballots would get to the bottom of what they see as suspicious activity by election officials at State Farm Arena in November.”

Related: Arizona Officials Dispute Report Claiming a ‘Couple Hundred Thousand’ Ballots Are Missing

Lawyer Bob Cheeley, who’s leading the audit, told Just the News that the evidence he’s seen so far points to “election tabulation malpractice,” though experts and state election officials disagree on whether the evidence is proof of fraud or gross incompetence. They are, however, mostly united in the opinion that top election supervisors in Fulton County should be removed.

Just The News reviewed the Fulton County documents.

Among the problems those memos exposed:

  • More than 100 batches of absentee ballots — each containing approximately 100 or more ballots — were assigned tracking numbers before being sent to one of the five absentee vote-counting machines in Fulton County but are not subsequently recorded in the handwritten logs showing which batches were scanned and counted, raising concerns the ballots may be missing.
  • More than two dozen batches of absentee ballots were identified as having been double-scanned on the tally sheets.
  • Five sequential batches of absentee votes each appeared with the exact same vote count of 392 for Biden, 96 for President Donald Trump, and 3 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen, a count that state officials admitted was a statistical impossibility.
  • Many control sheets for absentee ballot batches counted during the state’s audit did not check a box indicating the ballot came from a secure container, raising the possibility that ballots were stored insecurely or that multiple batches of ballots were sealed in a single container.

Fulton County’s paperwork is also so “shoddy” that one state official said it left open the possibility that fraud or misconduct occurred. “An audit is only as good as the data that’s input, and in this case, Fulton County’s records are so problematic I’m not sure a reasonable person can trust them,” the official said. “When you add in the reports of ballots magically appearing under tables or being moved out of the counting center, there are legitimate outstanding questions.”

Hypothetically speaking, if the Maricopa County, Ariz., audit and the Fulton County, Ga., audit both found enough fraud to change the results in those states, Joe Biden’s lead in the Electoral College would shrink to 279, and Trump’s Electoral College vote count would be 259—which would still not be enough to alter the results of the election. Another audit may be coming to Pennsylvania. If an audit finds results-changing fraud in Pennsylvania, which the Trump campaign alleges happened, that would mean that Trump’s true Electoral College vote total in 2020 would have been 279, to Joe Biden’s 259. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the 2020 election would be invalidated and Trump would assume the presidency again.

“The election was lawless, six states allowed their delegates to vote by false certifications, but the [Electoral College] process happened,” explained Jenna Ellis, Trump’s former legal adviser. “The Constitution has only one process for removal of a sitting president: impeachment and conviction.”

“The best thing we can do as constitutionalists moving forward is to ensure this utter disregard for states’ election laws never happens again,” Ellis continued. “That’s why election integrity is the number one issue facing America today.”

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