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Former ‘Anonymous’ Trump Official Says Trump Supporters Are a Bigger Threat Than Al-Qaeda and ISIS

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/former-anonymous-trump-official-says-trump-supporters-are-a-bigger-threat-than-al-qaeda-and-isis;

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Great news for diehard Never-Trumpers: Miles Taylor has popped up again, this time going on MSNBC to warn people that the “radicalized elements of the Republican Party now represent a bigger threat to our democracy than organizations like al-Qaeda or ISIS ever did.” It’s as ridiculous as it is ominous, and it’s clear from such over-the-top hyperbole and defamation that Miles Taylor and his ilk actually represent a bigger threat to our republic than anything they’re fearmongering about on MSNBC.

In case you’ve already forgotten, as most people have, Miles Taylor shot to a kind of fame in September 2018, when he wrote an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that was one of the first open acknowledgments that there was a coterie of federal bureaucrats that is determined to thwart Trump’s agenda by any means possible: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration: I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

Taylor followed that up in November 2019 with the ostentatiously anonymous book A Warning, one of the first publications in what became a cottage industry of Trump-is-stupid-and-evil books. A Warning was credited to “A Senior Trump Administration Official”; both the op-ed and the book gave rise to a great deal of speculation as to who the author really was: John Kelly? John Bolton? Mike Pence? The disappointment was palpable when Anonymous turned out not to be a senior Trump administration official at all, but just little Miles Taylor, a thirty-something former chief of staff to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. That’s right: a nonentity.

But Miles Taylor hates Trump, and that was his ticket. He became a CNN contributor and regular establishment media talking head, ever ready to stoke the fires of Trump derangement whenever called upon to do so. But Miles’ latest MSNBC appearance was so outlandish, so extreme, so utterly insane in its Trump-hatred that it suggests that the glamor of “Anonymous” is wearing off, and Taylor is desperately casting about for a way to remain a media darling. His plan seems to be to throw ever-larger rhetorical grenades.

Nicolle Wallace asked Taylor on Wednesday if he thought that “the insurrectionists were domestic terrorists.” If Taylor had had any integrity at all (but of course that ship sailed long ago), he would have responded that not only were the “insurrectionists” not domestic terrorists, but they weren’t even “insurrectionists.” Instead, he claimed that he had discussed the matter with “a very prominent former U.S. commander who said there are elements of the GOP that are starting to look like the jihadists that he used to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, spreading lies and conspiracy theories to radicalize a population.”

There is more. Read the rest here.

Border Apprehensions Up Nearly 13 percent. Agents Catch More Than 212,000 ILLEGALS

Border Apprehensions Up Nearly 13 percent. Agents Catch More Than 212K

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/border-apprehensions-up-nearly-13-percent-agents-catch-more-than-212k/;

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The illegal alien invasion at the southwest frontier with Mexico can be put into perspective this way: In 31 days, border agents apprehended the population of Yonkers, New York, which is larger than about 200 of the 300 or so largest cities.

More than 210,000 illegals showed up for all the goodies the Biden Regime promised when it opened the borders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported. Almost 10,000 were hardened criminals, and a significant number are infected with the China Virus. President Biden is busing and flying them into the heartland.

Once ensconced, apart from a miracle of biblical proportions, they’ll never be deported. 

July’s massive influx of Latin America’s impoverished masses brought the total for fiscal 2021 to more than 1.3 million.

The Numbers

The number for July, 212,672, jumped 12.6 percent from June’s 188,934. Almost all of those caught, 199,777, were apprehended trying to jump the border. The rest showed up at ports of entry looking for a free pass into the country.

As for illegals with the China Virus, Breitbart reported, former CBP commissioner Mark Morgan says Biden has injected the heartland with as many 40,000.

“At a 15 percent positive rate, being conservative, that’s more than 40,000 positive-covid cases that have been released into the United States and that is just the cases that we know about from those who have been tested,” Morgan said. “And we know that everybody being released, they’re not being tested. We know that. We’ve heard story after story.”

Again, Biden is using buses and airplanes to scatter them across the country.

Biden has dumped at least 7,000 “migrants” into McAllen, Texas. Weeks ago, cops in La Joya, Texas, apprehended a gaggle of gagging, coughing, and sneezing illegals at a Whataburger.

CHRISTIAN Tennessee Girl Runs Away, Becomes a Leftist, Joins ISIS

A Young American Girl Whose Mother Joined ISIS And Died Has Been Rescued, A Former US Diplomat Says

An American Story: Tennessee Girl Discards Christianity, Becomes Climate Change Activist, Joins ISIS

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/08/08/an-american-story-tennessee-girl-discards-christianity-becomes-climate-change-activist-joins-isis-n1468134;

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Ariel Bradley wasn’t even the only Islamic jihadi from Chattanooga, Tennessee. On July 17, 2015, a fellow resident of the Chattanooga suburb of Hixson, Mohammad Abdulazeez, murdered four Marines at a Navy base in Chattanooga. This delighted Bradley, who wrote: “Gifted this morning not only with Eid but w/ the news of a brother puttin fear n the heart of kufar [non-believers] n the city of my birth. Alhamdullilah [thanks be to Allah].” By that time, Bradley was far from Chattanooga; she was living in the domains of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and was calling herself Umm Aminah, that is, Aminah’s mother, after her two-year-old daughter, Aminah Mohamad. Six years later, Ariel Bradley is dead, and Aminah is being brought back to a United States that is even more riven now by the divisions and confusions that drove her mother’s life so wildly off course than it was when her mother made her fateful choices.

Ariel Bradley grew up in Chattanooga as a member of the Pentecostal Church of God, and according to a man with whom she shared a home much later, her parents zealously endeavored to “keep her away from materials that would make her question Christianity,” even to the point of not teaching her to read until she was almost a teenager. Not unexpectedly, Ariel rebelled, running away from home when she was 15 or 16. Like so many Americans today, she ended up adrift, searching for an identity and a purpose. A friend characterized Ariel’s life as “a solar system without a star, without a sun.” She got pregnant and had an abortion. She got a lot of tattoos. She did a lot of drugs. She studied for her GED but never got it.

Ultimately she found the Left, and dived in wholeheartedly. According to a 2015 BuzzFeed profile, “When she wasn’t working, she was active in many social justice groups in Chattanooga, protesting and raising awareness of issues facing the city’s working poor and often traveling out of state to march in rallies for teachers’ rights or protests against America’s overseas military actions. In the biography of the Twitter account @LadyAppleSeed, which she created in May 2009, Ariel describes herself as an ‘activist,’ and friends say she considered that a huge part of her identity; they also said she called herself a feminist.” A photo of Ariel at a demonstration survives; she is holding up a sign emblazoned with the slogan “SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE.”

Leftism allowed Ariel to become more centered than she had been at any other time in her life, but it still wasn’t enough. In 2011, she got involved with a young Muslim man and ultimately converted to Islam. A woman who became Ariel’s closest Muslim friend recalled: “She was a very strict Muslim. She had to follow exactly what the Qur’an said, and the hadiths, the prophets and stuff, what they said.” She quickly married a devout Muslim, Yasin Mohamad, who made sure she lived a Sharia-compliant life in every detail, as Ariel’s Muslim friend recounts: “He wanted her to change the way she dressed. He did not want her listening to music. If we went to a restaurant and the waiter was a guy, she would not talk to him. She would make me order her food for her.”

Ultimately, she and Yasin and their baby, Aminah, went to Syria to join ISIS, which represented itself as the embodiment of true Islam. From Syria, Ariel would post on Instagram about the glories of Islam and jihad. One post features a photo of the Qur’an and a book entitled The Oneness of Allah and Divine Preordainment; Ariel wrote, “Start the day well & end it the same..w/remembering Allah.” In another, she captioned a series of photos with “Bed, breakfast, bombs..my lovely view in Al Bab.”

In 2018, Ariel, Yasin, and their son Yousef were killed in an American airstrike. Only Aminah survived, and she now is set to be brought back to America, where she will reportedly be put up for adoption. So that authorities will not be accused of “Islamophobia,” she will most likely be placed with a devout Muslim family. This is unfortunate in light of the fact that while not all devout Muslims are jihadis, all jihadis are devout Muslims; could such a placement reinforce things Ariel Bradley taught young Aminah in her early childhood? Can the possibility of that be dismissed out of hand? The problem that the little girl faces is that no one in the United States would dare, despite the trajectory of Ariel Bradley’s life, suggest that reinforcing a commitment to Islam in little Aminah might not be the wisest course of action. To suggest such a thing would be certain professional suicide nowadays.

Ariel Bradley was adrift in America after rejecting a form of Christianity, which had the effect of making it unlikely that she would consider other, less restrictive forms of the religion. In any case, few Christian groups in America today are making any serious efforts to appeal to young people who are adrift as she was, and the solidly anti-Christian slant of the popular culture makes the task of the groups that are making this effort all the more difficult. Ariel Bradley was adrift in a society where open mockery of its own spiritual and historical foundations is hailed as wise and courageous; it was no surprise at all that under such circumstances she would turn first to Leftist radicalism and finally to Islamic jihad. Those voices, unlike those of the Judeo-Christian tradition and classical liberalism, are full of certainty and confidence. It’s the certainty and confidence that is born of arrogance, propaganda and fanaticism, but it’s certainty and confidence nonetheless. It appealed to Ariel Bradley. It appeals to many others now. And it will continue to do so.

Related: Now Opposing Al Qaeda Is ‘Anti-Muslim Hate’ 

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SEE ALSO: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/an-american-story-tennessee-girl-discards-christianity-becomes-climate-change-activist-joins-isis

 

Muslim Congressional Candidate Attends Radical Mosques, Singles Out Israel for Attack

Barbara Sharief says Islam is peaceful religion, then cavorts with terror-linked Islamists.

BY JOE KAUFMAN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/muslim-congressional-candidate-attends-radical-joe-kaufman/;

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Joe Kaufman is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative. He was the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Republican Nominee for U.S. House of Representatives (Florida-CD23).

Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief has the distinction of having been Broward’s first black female mayor and first Muslim mayor. For the past 12-plus years, since she has held different elected political offices, she has, for the most part, kept a distance between herself and Islamist groups, of which there are many in South Florida. In fact, in 2016, it was reported that Sharief had not “been in a mosque since she was a teenager.” As a current candidate for US Congress, though, things have changed, as she now appears to have embraced radical Islam in a big way. This article was written to expose the potential danger she poses to the community.

Barbara Muhammad Sharief, in her youth, had a close relationship with the Nation of Islam (NOI), the black separatist group headed by rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Sharief had been a student at NOI’s Clara Mohammed School (CMS), located in Miami, and she, her mother Bobbie, and her late father James, had been active members of Masjid Al-Ansar (MAA), the mosque where the school was and still is housed and where boxing champion Muhammad Ali reportedly worshiped during his earliest days as a Muslim. According to the South Florida Times, Sharief gives “credit for her success in part… to the Clara Mohammed School system.”

This past April, Sharief, in her capacity as Broward Commissioner, read and presented a proclamation to representatives of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) designating April as ‘Muslim Heritage Month.’ The ceremony was held at the Islamic Foundation of South Florida (IFSF). In April 2014, IFSF hosted a talk by Mazen Mokhtar, a former admin for the now-defunct al-Qaeda recruitment site, qoqaz.net, and supporter of suicide bombings. IFSF’s ex-Youth Director Abdur Rahman al-Ghani, on Facebook, called Jews “demonic” and the US the “World’s Number One Terrorist Organization.” He threatened, Islam “will overtake the world in numbers.”

Speaking at Sharief’s IFSF event was Samir Kakli, President of the South Florida Muslim Federation (SoFlo Muslims), an umbrella organization for the majority of South Florida’s radical Muslim groups. One mosque the Federation harbors, Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen (MJAM), promotes on its website material referring to Jews and Christians as “the enemies of Islam” and advocating female genital mutilation, death punishments for homosexuals, and the stoning of women. MJAM’s imam, Izhar Khan, who sits on the Federation’s Council of Imams, was alleged by the FBI to have helped finance the Taliban for the purpose of murdering US troops overseas.

In May, Sharief did a video greeting to wish the Muslim community blessings during the holiday, Eid. While such a message would normally be viewed as innocuous, this particular one included an assault on Israel. She said, “This is a time where we should reflect and pray for those… who are under attack. Palestine needs our help and they need our support, and it’s unacceptable to have a place of worship be attacked.” No doubt, her words were reference to Israeli security entering al-Aqsa, and without getting into the false implication of her statement, her singling out Israel for condemnation was an anti-Semitic message to Islamists that she stands with them.

In June, Sharief was interviewed by Shafayat Mohamed, the imam of the Darul Uloom mosque, located in Pembroke Pines. In July, she spoke at the mosque. Darul Uloom has been a haven for high-profile terrorists. “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla was a student of Mohamed’s at Darul Uloom, and now-deceased al-Qaeda commander Adnan el-Shukrijumah was a prayer leader there. Mohamed, himself, was thrown off a number of community boards for his public vitriol against homosexuals. In February 2005, Darul Uloom published an article written by Mohamed, titled ‘Tsunami: Wrath of God,’ claiming that gay sex caused the 2004 Indonesian tsunami.

The past two months, prominent members of the Muslim community have been holding private affairs for Sharief, including a July ‘Meet & Greet.’ Attending the events and posing for photos with Sharief was COO of ICNA Relief Abdul Rauf Khan, who is an avid fan of Louis Farakhan and has used Facebook to target Jews and gays. ICNA or the Islamic Circle of North America is the American arm of South Asian Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami (JI). ICNA continues to promote domestic violence against women on its Why Islam (WI) website, and ICNA has spent 30-plus years harboring Ashrafuz Zaman Khan, a former death squad leader wanted for murder.

In May 2011, following the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US Navy SEAL Team Six, Sharief was interviewed by the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel about her thoughts on the matter. She spoke of a negative “perception that bin Laden and 9/11 gave to the religion of Islam.” She told the publication, “What he did was completely opposite of what Islam and what its people stand for. Islam is a very, very laid back and very accepting religion... Peace and friendliness and cohesiveness is something I think that the Islamic community looks for.”

While this may very well be Sharief’s opinion, and she is certainly entitled to it, her actions, in cavorting with those from the Muslim community who are linked to bigotry and violence, make the commissioner out to be a total hypocrite. Indeed, the individuals and groups Sharief has been associating with epitomize – and this author uses Sharief’s own words – the “complete opposite” of the “peace and friendliness and cohesiveness” she speaks of.

Barbara Sharief is running for US Congress, one of the most powerful positions in our nation. If she wins, she will represent local communities throughout South Florida. Yet, because of her extremist affiliations, Sharief may actually be a threat to those same local communities and the nation in general. If local and national security mean anything to the voters of Florida Congressional District 20, their votes must go elsewhere.

Warning: Cleveland Islamic Mayoral Candidate Basheer Jones is a National Security Threat

During an interview with a terror-tied Imam, Jones admitted that he considers legislation in Ohio from the point of view of Sharia and Quranic law and not from the view of the United States constitution.

Jones is a sharia-adherent Muslim who has ties to Islamic terrorist groups and subversive individuals trying to destroy America from within. He is an outspoken anti-American Islamic radical.

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/warning-cleveland-islamic-mayoral-candidate-basheer-jones-is-a-national-security-threat-videos/;

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EXCERPTS: 

While at a Muslim Brotherhood-tied conference in 2019, Jones expressed his anger over having to rely on Jews for campaign donations and not Muslims:

Basheer Jones’ 2020 campaign finance report raises numerous troubling issues, including potential violations of applicable laws. For example, among the many flagged irregularities identified by Sam Allard in Jones’ campaign, only two of the nearly seventy donors were identified by name as legally required. In addition, one of these anonymous donors contributed amounts that far exceed legally set maximum contributions:

One of the line items, however, was a $12,086 contribution made on Nov. 4. Regardless of the contributor, that far exceeds the maximum allowable contribution for Cleveland mayoral candidates. The cap was set by city council in 2016 at $5,000 for an individual and $7,500 for a political action committee. 

Jones has also made several questionable campaign expenditures to “International Muslim organizations and figures, including expenses likely related to his travels in Egypt and the sponsorship of a Muslim orphanage there and a Quranic school in Senegal.”

Basheer Jones Fights to Instill Sharia

During a controversial appearance on terror-tied Imam Suhaib Webb’s internet show, Jones expressed his devotion to sharia (Islamic law derived from the Quran and the hadith.) The mayoral candidate admitted to his mentor that he considers legislation in Ohio from the point of view of sharia and Quranic law, and not from the view of the United States constitution:

Subversive Marxist and Islamic Supremacist Groups Supporting Basheer Jones
Basheer Jones’ Dangerous Islamic Mentors and Influencers~Black Panther Cop Killer Imam Jamil Al-Amin

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Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Mocks Those Who Say the Pledge~

Basheer Jones Hates America. He Wants to Be Mayor of Cleveland

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/08/08/basheer-jones-hates-america-he-wants-to-be-mayor-of-cleveland-n1468028;

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Basheer Jones is a Cleveland city councilman and a candidate for mayor of Cleveland in the upcoming September 14 primary election. He is also unusually forthright, even for a twenty-first-century Democratic politician, about his contempt for the land in which he seeks elected office.

Jones is a devout, observant Muslim, and already, according to CleveScene, his “personal religious beliefs and organizational ties have become linked with his campaign. Jones made a number of questionable campaign expenditures in 2020 to international Muslim organizations and figures, including expenses likely related to his December travel in Egypt and the sponsorship of a Muslim orphanage there and a Quranic school in Senegal.”

What’s more, “a recent controversial video shows Jones saying, women are not our leaders.’” Jones, like Muslim spokesmen all over the Western world when confronted with statements that are politically inconvenient, insists that his words were “taken out of context.”

But that is not remotely the worst of it. On Sunday, the RAIR Foundation published an exposé on Jones that contained audio of Jones speaking on January 3, 2016, and making fun of Muslim immigrants who were thankful to be in the United States, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

“Before 9/11,” Jones asserts, “our people, our brothers, and sisters from the immigrant communities, like, ‘America is a great place. Oh, it’s the land of the free, home of the brave.’ You’d see the imams, big imams, on the stage, singin’, you know.” Here the crowd starts to laugh softly; Jones chuckles a bit along with them and continues: “‘I pledge allegiance to the flag,’ you know, ‘this is the greatest place in the world.’ And we were tellin’ you, ‘Ah, no it’s not. Ah, we know about this place. This place, we know, we know that guy, somethin’ about him.’ And then 9/11 hit. Everybody started comin’ to us. ‘Brothers, please, come, come march with us, stand –’ Brother, we been tellin’ you, that they’ll change on you just like that, man.”’

Jones was apparently referring to American authorities supposedly turning on Muslim communities after 9/11 and subjecting them to “Islamophobic” counter-terror measures. In any case, his contempt for the grateful immigrants, and I-told-you-so implication that he had somehow been vindicated after 9/11 when America proved to be not so great a place after all, ought to have raised eyebrows among those who backed Jones for Cleveland City Council and are now supporting his mayoral ambitions.

Related: New York Times Calls Osama bin Laden a ‘Devoted Family Man’

There is no indication, however, that anyone was concerned in the slightest with their candidate’s anti-Americanism. We are, after all, talking about the Democratic Party. This is the party that stood by and did nothing when Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Kabul) tweeted: “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. I asked [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] where people are supposed to go for justice.”

Yes, that’s right: She equated the United States and Israel, both of which go out of their way to avoid civilian casualties, with jihad terror groups that target civilians and use them as human shields. As monstrous as her words were, they didn’t lower her stock among Democrats in the slightest degree. If anything, likening the U.S. to jihad terror groups made Omar even more of a rising star in the party than she was already. On Twitter, Leftists rushed to trash the U.S. and defend her, insisting that she was absolutely right to equate the United States military with bloodthirsty jihadis who murder little girls for going to the schools that the U.S. military built for them.

And so it is with Basheer Jones. Now that it is a matter of public record that he thinks it ridiculous to consider the United States “the greatest place in the world” and to pledge allegiance to it, he won’t drop in the estimation of far-Left voters in and around Cleveland. If anything, they will think more highly of him than they did before. For the Democratic Party’s core constituency, hatred of the United States and contempt for those who love this country is not a bug, but a feature.

In ordinary times, Basheer Jones’ statement would be something that should disqualify someone from elected office and drive him from public life forever. But these are not remotely ordinary times. Basheer Jones, mayor of Cleveland, is now a live possibility. And after that, the sky’s the limit. Governor Jones, Senator Jones, President Jones – why not? Hate America on the Left today, and you can write your own ticket.

 

 

 

 

REPS. Tlaib, AOC Want Treasury to Deny Tax-Exempt Status to Groups Aiding Israel’s ‘Illegal Settlement Enterprise’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/08/05/tlaib-aoc-want-treasury-to-deny-tax-exempt-status-to-groups-aiding-israels-illegal-settlement-enterprise-n1467251;

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Ever-vigilant for the integrity of our government, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Anti-Semitic Dog Whistles) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Socialist Swag), and five of their henchmen have written to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, demanding that the Treasury Department stop granting tax-exempt status to American charities that work in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Because they’re aiding and abetting Israel’s “illegal settlement enterprise,” you see. True to form, however, the Squad duo has clearly not done its homework and betrays ignorance of the basic facts of the case.

The group, which also included the forgotten Muslim member of the House, Rep. André Carson of Indiana, and the forgotten member of the Squad, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, declared its “extreme concern that US charities are funding and providing direct support to Israeli organizations that are working to expand and perpetuate Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in violation of international law, including supporting the dispossession and forced displacement of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem neighborhoods.”

The letter added: “We are concerned that these policies violate US obligations under international law, as well as federal tax law.” It claimed that the tax-exempt status of the groups concerned (which include Central Fund of Israel (CFI) and American Friends of Beit El) was essentially a “subsidy” from the U.S. government that was being used to pay for “serious breaches of international law and violations of internationally recognized human rights related to the expansion of the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.” These groups were, said the Leftist legislators, “fueling the dispossession and displacement of Palestinians.”

Nor was its call limited to those two groups. The letter demands that Yellen provide a list of U.S. charities that are “operating directly or indirectly in any occupied territory.”

As is characteristic of the Left, this appeal is long on propagandistic plays on the emotions and short on facts. The falsehoods and distortions begin with the letter’s reference to “Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise.” The underlying assumption here is that Israel is illegally building homes for Israelis on land that doesn’t belong to Israel, but is “occupied.” Hordes of Leftists in America and elsewhere take this for granted as axiomatically true, but it isn’t. As The Palestinian Delusion explains, Israel did indeed take control of the “occupied” territory in question after the Six-Day War of 1967, during which the Muslim Arab states neighboring Israel launched an unprovoked attack upon it; Israel followed the practice of winners of defensive wars throughout world history in taking territory from the defeated aggressors to ensure there would be no repetition of the aggression.

Nor was the “occupied” territory previously part of a state of Palestine. There was no Palestinian state, then or ever. From 1948 to 1967, the West Bank was occupied by Jordan and Gaza by Egypt, yet nary a word was heard in those days about “occupation,” despite the fact that neither Jordan nor Egypt had any claim on the occupied territory. In fact, there is only one nation in the world that has any legal claim to that territory, and that nation is none other than Israel. The last nation before Israel to own the territory involved was the Ottoman Empire. As that empire was dissolving, it ceded these lands to the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations, which granted them to Britain for the express purpose of encouraging Jewish settlement for a Jewish national home. That national home is Israel; consequently, the land that Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, and the rest claim is “occupied” and now covered with “illegal settlements,” belongs—by the international law about which they make so much—to Israel, and Israel alone.

The claim that the groups Tlaib and AOC are targeting are “fueling the dispossession and displacement of Palestinians” is likewise false and misleading. The letter to Yellen is no doubt referring to the roiling controversy over the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, where there are ongoing eviction proceedings against a group of Muslim Arab residents. Are they being illegally thrown out of their homes by rapacious apartheid-minded Israelis? No. Here is a summary of the legal issues involved, and the status of the disputed properties. It shows that the land in question has been owned by Jews since 1875, when it was lawfully purchased, and that two Israeli organizations registered ownership of this land in 1973. The Muslim Arabs living there do not own the land and have consistently refused to pay rent. Tlaib and AOC are demanding that the United States come to the aid of illegal squatters, which is consistent with their war on landlords in this country, but isn’t just in either one.

The letter to Yellen is yet another example of the Left’s utter indifference to truth. If reality doesn’t fit their agenda, so much the worse for reality. And Tlaib and AOC can count on the fact that no one in the establishment media is going to challenge them. After all, today’s “journalists” believe all the same nonsense. So what do our winsome Israel-hating congresswomen have to lose?

FLORIDA GOVERNOR DeSantis blasts Biden: “I am standing in your way”

One day after President Joe Biden criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is spiking again in Florida, the governor fired back. "If you're coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I'm standing in your way," DeSantis defiantly responded on Wednesday. "If you're trying to deny kids a proper in-person education, I'm going to stand in your way and stand up for the kids in Florida. If you're trying to restrict people and impose mandates and ruin their jobs and livelihood; if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way. I am standing for the people of Florida." He finished by saying, "Why don't you do your job, why don't you get this border secure? Until you do that, I don't want to hear a blip about COVID from you."

Hungary’s Nationalist Leader Orbán Interviewed by Tucker. Is He the “Thug” Biden Claims?

Raymond Ibrahim on the Left's Hatred of Hungary and Orban

Hungary’s Nationalist Leader Orbán Interviewed by Tucker. Is He the “Thug” Biden Claims?

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/hungarys-nationalist-leader-orban-interviewed-by-tucker-is-he-the-thug-biden-claims/;

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He oversees a country about the size of Indiana, with less than 10 million people, a GDP approximating Kansas’s, no navy or nuclear weapons, and a relatively weak military overall. Yet Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán is not only considered a pariah by Western leaders, but is treated as if he poses a unique geopolitical threat. In fact, these leaders want him ousted from power so badly that they’re supporting a coalition of communists and anti-Semites running against him in Hungary’s next election.

None of this is a mystery to Orbán, however. And in a Tucker Carlson Tonight interview, part of which aired Thursday evening, the prime minister explained the condemnation:

He and his nation, with their patriotic, Hungary-first policies and opposition to culture-rending immigration, serve as a refutation of now-dominant Western globalism. Hungary throws a monkey wrench into the internationalist plan and puts its authors to shame — and they hate him for it.

Introducing the Orbán interview, host Tucker Carlson said that of “the nearly 200 different countries on the face of the earth, precisely one of them has an elected leader who publicly identifies as a western-style conservative.” He later stated, referencing Western leaders:

By rejecting the tenets of neoliberalism, Viktor Orbán has personally offended them and enraged them. What does Orbán believe? Just a few years ago, his views would have seemed moderate and conventional. He thinks families are more important than banks. He believes countries need borders. For saying these things out loud, Orbán has been vilified. Left-wing NGO’s have denounced him as a fascist, a destroyer of democracy. 

In fact, last autumn Joe Biden characterized the Hungarian as a “totalitarian” dictator and a “thug,” names he wouldn’t call someone they actually describe: Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

The difference is that China is a powerful, clout-wielding nation that ensures American deference with threats and de facto bribes (the Bidens have gorged themselves at this trough). So our politicians kowtow to Beijing, even though it’s a regime that persecutes and murders its own citizens. China also tacitly encourages the West’s globalist, immigrationist, and multiculturalist schemes, knowing they amount to a form of slow suicide.

Hungary offers neither wealth nor support for leftism, however, and is relatively powerless, so it’s fair game. This behavior, abusing the weaker, has a name: bullying.

Yet even “if you understand that the American media lie, it’s always bewildering to see the extent of their dishonesty,” Carlson also stated, elaborating on the anti-Orbán agitation. “Nothing prepares you for it. We’ve read many times how repressive Hungary is.”

“Freedom House, an NGO in Washington funded almost exclusively by the U.S. government, describes the country as less free than South Africa, with fewer civil liberties,” Carlson continued. “That’s not just wrong. It’s insane.”

But aside from Hungary’s refusal to participate in the European Union’s suicidal absorption of waves of unassimilable, mainly Muslim migrants, Orbán has also rejected another Western sacred-cow obsession. Commentator Andrea Widburg explains:   

Orbán has also presided over Hungary’s passing a set of laws that, while they would have been normative three or four decades ago, are now decried as gross violations of LGBTQ+ human rights.

Hungary did not mandate prison for people identifying as LGBT+, as the Soviet Union did, or condemn them to death, as Che Guevara did and the Muslims still do. Instead, in 2020, Hungary came down on the side of biology and reality by refusing to recognize people’s claims that they were members of the opposite sex (although the opposite sex is now just one of the 112 different “genders” our government and businesses recognize).

In addition, Orbán’s government is trying to enact a law that censors LGBT+ positive content in movies, books, television, and advertisements. It would also prevent schools from teaching materials that encourage children to enter the LGBT+ spectrum. For those American parents struggling against the relentless pressure in schools, books, TV, and movies to get children to embrace some form of LGBT+ identity when they’re as young as three, that sounds rather refreshing.

But not to Western leaders, who hiss about the “censorship” as they, via their Big Tech proxies, relentlessly censor substantive dissent — the very Truth itself.

Moreover, it’s not in “totalitarian” Hungary that dissenters in big cities may need armed bodyguards, nor is it in “totalitarian” Hungary that people get “canceled” for opposing establishment orthodoxy. “Totalitarian” Hungary also isn’t imprisoning people interminably for a trespassing incident (January 6). It’s in the United States that this happens.

In fact, these things are “unknown” in Hungary, states Carlson. “Opposition figures here don’t worry they’ll be hurt for their opinions. Neither, by the way, does the prime minister. Orbán regularly drives by himself with no security.”

“So who’s freer?” the commentator asks.

Orbán came off well in the interview, appearing honest, down-to-earth, and principled. He was diplomatic and even mentioned that he had to be, but still spoke Truth.

Addressing his nation’s restriction of immigration, Orbán said that the right to do so is “coming from God … [from] nature, so all arguments [are] with us. Because this is our country. This is our population, this is our history, this is our language.”

The prime minister also critiqued the immigrationist mindset as he explained why he was the “black sheep” of Europe, stating that many

European countries decided to open a new chapter of their own history of the nation. They call it a “new society,” which is a post-Christian, post-national society. They believe firmly that if different communities, even huge number of, let’s say, Muslim communities, and the original inhabitants, let’s say, Christian communities, are mixed up, the outcome of this will be good…. I think it’s very risky, and the chance that it will be not good, but it will be very bad, is obvious. And each nation has the right to take this risk or to reject this risk. We, Hungarians, decided not to take that risk to mix up our society. That’s the reason why they attack Hungary so harsh[ly], and that’s the reason why my personal reputation is very bad.

The Thursday interview segment is below, and it really is worth watching in its entirety.

The bottom line, stated Orbán, is that “Western liberals cannot accept that inside the Western civilization, there is a conservative [and] national alternative which is more successful in everyday life than the liberal ones.”

Orbán also said that he knew the Left would be working hard to manipulate next April’s Hungarian election and oust him from power — and he stated that “we are prepared for that.”

They’d better be, because the globalist Left wants nothing more than to turn Hungary into another failing, open-borders, sexual devolutionary, multi-cult state. Misery, after all, loves company.

Biden weaponized covid to invade Texas with infected illegals, Gov. Abbott warns

Image: Biden weaponized covid to invade Texas with infected illegals, Gov. Abbott warns

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-08-05-biden-weaponized-covid-invade-texas-infected-illegals-gov-abbott.html;

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(Natural News) At the same time that the Biden regime is threatening mandates and lockdowns and other measures to get more Americans vaccinated for COVID-19, the ‘president’ is literally weaponizing the virus to ensure that it spreads faster and farther across the country, and he’s using illegal immigrants to do it.

No sooner than Joe Biden settled in behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, he began to sign a series of pre-written executive orders — an unprecedented amount of them for a president on his first day in office.

Among them were several orders aimed at dismantling President Donald Trump’s border enforcement orders and agreements with Mexico and Central American nations. The result: A steady, quickening stream of illegal aliens bum-rushing our border, inundating our country with third-world poverty and disease.

Including COVID-19.

But instead of turning back anyone who tests positive for the virus, the regime is allowing them safe passage into our country; the Department of Homeland Security has been instructed to ‘seed’ the country with migrants, making it far more difficult to find them later and to ensure that as much of the virus as possible can be spread, especially to red states, where vaccination rates are lower because the people who live in those states don’t trust Biden, Anthony Fauci, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Now, at least one state is fighting back.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has implemented several of his own measures to crack down on the illegal immigrant tsunami. He’s ordered his National Guard to the border to assist state law enforcement agencies, while also empowering the Guard to make arrests. He has ordered state police to interdict vehicles suspected of moving illegal aliens inland. And he’s preparing to fund border wall construction while putting hundreds of migrants in detention for breaking and entering.

These actions have earned him the threat of a lawsuit by the ‘InJustice’ Department, though Abbott is undeterred. And he knows what Biden is up to.

“The Biden Administration is knowingly admitting hundreds of thousands of unauthorized migrants, many of whom the federal government knows full well have COVID-19,” he said in response to the DoJ suit.

“While the Biden Administration is openly pondering looming shutdowns and mandates on U.S. citizens to control the spread of COVID-19, at the same time the Administration is knowingly worsening the problem by importing COVID-19 at extreme rates,” he added.

“As the Governor of Texas, I have a responsibility to protect the people of Texas — a responsibility that grows more urgent by the day while the Biden Administration sits on the sidelines,” continued Abbott.

“I have the authority, and duty, under the constitutions of the United States and of Texas to protect Texans and our nation. I also have the authority under long-established emergency response laws to control the movement of people to better contain the spread of a disaster, such as those known to have COVID-19. My duty remains to the people of Texas, and I have no intention of abdicating that,” the GOP governor vowed.

He went on to say that the Biden regime must “stop admitting migrants who are not authorized by Congress to be admitted,” which would “substantially reduce the importation of COVID-19 while also fulfilling the federal government’s role to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.”

“It is clear that the Biden Administration fundamentally misunderstands what is truly happening at the Texas-Mexico border,” Abbott noted correctly. “It would be of some solace if the federal government was conducting appropriate COVID-19 testing and other mitigation strategies, but to the contrary, we hear too many reports of the federal government recklessly failing to do so and instead admitting into the United States — and Texas — migrants from over 150 countries, many of whom are testing positive for COVID-19.”

“In short, the Biden Administration is jeopardizing the health and safety of Texans on a daily basis by refusing to follow the law. And it’s not just Texans; these irresponsible policies and actions by the Biden Administration are endangering the lives of many Americans as well as the unlawful immigrants themselves.”

Sources include:

JustTheNews.com

OpenBorders.news

Shocking Photos Show the Horrifying, Inhumane Conditions of Biden’s Border Crisis

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/08/05/new-photos-show-the-inhumane-conditions-of-bidens-border-crisis-n1467244;

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Joe Biden’s laying out the welcome mat for illegal immigrants has resulted in “a human disaster at multiple crossing points,” according to photos provided to the Washington Examiner by the former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan.

“This is crazy what’s happening,” Morgan told Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner. Morgan’s photos of several crossing points show cages (yes, cages) of illegal immigrants, absolutely disgusting bathroom facilities, and thousands of migrants crammed under bridges as they wait to be processed in 100-degree heat.

“It’s nuts. There are 4,000 people under that bridge. We’ve had storms. They were outside …100 degrees outside,” he said.

“The White House said migrants are being handled in a humane and orderly way,” Morgan said. “This isn’t humane or orderly, and it’s not the Border Patrol’s fault. They are doing all they can to deal with the disaster created by Biden.”

One photo provided to the Washington Examiner shows a toilet at the Anzalduas International Bridge holding area at the Rio Grande River near Mission, Texas.

In addition to this, there are either too few or no showers or toilets available for these illegal immigrants—which Bedard notes is a “situation that during the Trump years resulted in a parade of lawmakers and media outlets going to the border to decry the conditions there.”

But the conditions are so much worse now under Biden, which neither the administration, Democrats in Congress, nor the media seem to care about.

“We were eviscerated day after day,” said Morgan. “Where are they now? The hypocrisy and double standard is undeniable. And the difference is we were doing everything we could to stop the flow while the Biden administration continues to encourage, incentivize and facilitate the flow of illegal migrants,” he added.

And then there’s the COVID factor. While fully vaccinated Americans are now being told to mask up indoors, a reported 7,000 illegal immigrants who tested positive for COVID were released into the United States in McAllen, Texas, alone.

Chip Roy: Biden Should Be Impeached Over Immigration Crisis

Chip Roy: Biden Should Be Impeached Over Immigration Crisis

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/chip-roy-biden-should-be-impeached-over-immigration-crisis/;

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Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) essentially gave 200,000 reasons why he believes President Joe Biden should be impeached and removed from office. After noting that more than 200,000 illegals were taken into custody in July, Roy told the Daily Wire:

Over the past several months President Biden and [DHS Secretary] Mayorkas have blatantly and consistently refused to do their constitutional duty to take care that the immigration laws be faithfully executed, as required by Article II [of the U.S. Constitution], endangering countless American and foreign lives in the process.

An average of 6,779 illegals crossing the southern border of the United States every day in July. That’s more than 200,000 for the month and, if left unchecked, would approach two and a half million for the year.

Chip Roy’s reasons for impeachment add to those outlined by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in her impeachment filing the day after Joe Biden entered the Oval Office:

President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s Vice President is lengthy and disturbing.

President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family’s pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies.

President Biden is even on tape admitting to a quid pro quo with the Ukrainian government threatening to withhold $1,000,000,000 in foreign aid if they did not do his bidding. President Biden residing in the White House is a threat to national security and he must be immediately impeached….

Joe Biden abused the power of the Office of the Vice President, enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors, by allowing his son to influence the domestic policy of a foreign nation and accept various benefits — including financial compensation — from foreign nationals in exchange for certain favors.

After detailing Hunter’s efforts to sell his father’s influence to officials of foreign governments, Greene concluded in her articles of impeachment:

President Biden gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government. Through blatant nepotism, he enabled his son to influence foreign policy and financially benefit as a result of his role as Vice President.

He supported his son engaging in collusion with Chinese Communist party-linked officials. He allowed his son to trade appointments with his father and other high-ranking administration officials in exchange for financial compensation. He permitted his son to take money from Russian oligarchs, including Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.

By enabling the flow of illegals to become a flood, some say Biden and his DHS secretary are threatening the very foundations of the Republic. This is the same Republic that Biden swore to uphold and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Instead, he is allowing those enemies, both foreign and domestic, including his son Hunter, to run wild, without restraint.

The 200,000 who just entered the U.S. illegally last month merely add to the lengthening list of reasons why many say Biden should be impeached. Of course, since there is a Democrat majority in both houses of Congress, the possibility of this happening are basically zero. 

Related article:

Freshman House Member Files Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden

DOJ Sues Texas Over Order Restricting Illegal Migrants’ Transportation

DOJ Sues Texas Over Order Restricting Illegal Migrants’ Transportation

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/doj-sues-texas-over-order-restricting-illegal-migrants-transportation/;

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The Biden administration filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas on Friday, asking a federal judge to block Governor Greg Abbott’s order that state troopers pull over drivers transporting migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 as a way to prevent the spread of the virus.

The Department of Justice claims that Abbott’s executive order GA-37, issued last Wednesday, violates the federal supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution and “causes injury to the US and to individuals whom the US is charged to protect, jeopardizing the health and safety of noncitizens in federal custody, risking the safety of federal law enforcement officers and their families, and exacerbating the spread of [Covid-19] in our communities,” as argued in the lawsuit, which was filed on Friday in the Western District of Texas in El Paso. “In our constitutional system, a State has no right to regulate the federal government’s operations,” the lawsuit states.

Abbott’s order seeks to make it illegal to provide ground transportation to a group of migrants who have been detained by immigration officials for crossing the border illegally or who would have been expelled from the country under current border policy. The directive allows law enforcement to stop any vehicle on reasonable suspicion of doing so. The state troopers would have also been able to either seize the vehicles or escort them to the point of original entry.

The order cites a 900-percent hike in COVID-19 cases in migrant detainees in the Rio Grande Valley and the potential spread of the virus further into the state and the country — a well-substantial concern that was yet again raised by U.S. Border Patrol officials on Sunday.

The order is aimed at non-governmental organizations that often transport migrants from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stations to shelters and other destinations, as well as at Greyhound buses, which are frequently used by migrants to travel after being released from federal custody. Both sometimes operate under contract with, or in connection with, the federal government.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday the order was “dangerous and unlawful.” In a letter sent to Governor Abbott, Garland warned that if the order is not rescinded immediately, then the United States “intends to pursue all appropriate legal remedies to ensure that Texas does not interfere with the functions of the federal government.”

The White House also pushed back on claims that migrants are spreading COVID-19, arguing that they are provided personal protective equipment the moment they get into custody and required to wear masks at all times, thus (according to the argument) can’t spread the virus even if they are infected. It was also indicated that people apprehended after crossing into the United States are tested if they show “signs of illness in CBP custody.”

In response, Abbott pointed out  that Biden was allowing “migrants from over 150 countries, many of whom are testing positive for COVID-19” into Texas, and charged that the federal government is being irresponsible with COVID testing and containment measures. “The Biden administration is jeopardizing the health and safety of Texans on a daily basis,” Abbott said. “And it’s not just Texans; these irresponsible policies and actions by the Biden administration are endangering the lives of many Americans as well as the unlawful immigrants themselves.”

In a letter to Garland, Abbott stressed, “The authority that you assert to protect noncitizens directly conflicts with my authority, and duty, to protect citizens of Texas and the United States.”

Responding to the lawsuit, Abbott accused the Biden administration of creating “a constitutional crisis between the federal government and the State of Texas” by its “refusal to enforce immigration laws [thereby allowing] illegal immigrants with [Covid]-19 to enter our country.” Abbott says that President Joe Biden has long since abdicated his authority and responsibility to protect and uphold our nation’s sovereignty, and, instead, “knowingly imports COVID-19 into Texas from across the border — willfully exposing Texans and Americans alike.” The statement  concluded: “Until President Biden and his Administration do their jobs to enforce the laws of our nation and protect Americans, the State of Texas will continue to step up to protect our communities and uphold the rule of law.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also responded to the lawsuit in a statement saying Abbott’s order was “much-needed” and is “perfectly legal.”

The Biden administration claims the immigration crisis is rooted in climate change and poor governing in the Northern triangle countries that only “coincided” with Joe Biden taking office. Biden has shredded his predecessor’s strict immigration policies, resulting in a record influx of migrants, many of whom have tested positive for COVID-19.

Governor Abbott, along with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and many Republican lawmakers, has contended that the public-health struggles with COVID-19 have been exacerbated by the Biden administration’s failure to enforce Title 42, the Trump-era “turn back” policy that deported migrants who could be infectious with the disease, as well as by the administration’s failure to secure the border generally.

Multiple news outlets have reported busloads of migrants being dropped off at locations across Texas, as the top federal and local authorities across the nation warn of the new wave of COVID-19 caused by the “highly transmissible” Delta variant spreading across the country.

The Social Media Giants Find A Violent Extremist: Me~So since I watch terrorists, I’ve been watching myself.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/social-media-giants-find-violent-extremist-me-robert-spencer/;

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As the director of Jihad Watch, I have an ongoing interest in the activities of violent extremists, and have been tracking those activities daily for eighteen years now. But now, in their benevolence, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube have made it easier than ever with their Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT): all I have to do is look in the mirror.

The GIFCT means to wipe out the groups it targets. Tyler O’Neil explains at PJ Media that GIFCT “shares terrorism data among Big Tech companies, enabling them to flag and remove terrorist content,” and is stepping up these operations: “On Monday, GIFCT announced that it significantly expanded the types of extremist content in its database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias.”

It’s about time, right? Those white supremacists and far-right militias have been rioting with impunity in Portland, and Seattle, and – oh, wait, that was the noble ideological heirs of the heroes of World War II. But we don’t have to guess who they have in mind: the GIFCT offers a helpful list of the dangerous groups from which it is going to save us.

At the highest level, Level 3, are the groups GIFCT classifies as actual bloodthirsty, grade-A certified dangerous terrorists: Boogaloo Boys, Ku Klux Klan, the National Socialist Network, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, even the Irish Republican Army. But that’s not all that the intrepid warriors of the GIFCT are going after. Once you’ve reached Level 3, the problem has advanced way too far, anyway. The GIFCT aims to nip terrorism in the bud by also targeting Level 2, “Violent Extremism,” which includes groups that are just below terrorist group status, but moving up the charts with a bullet: Blood & Honour, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and…Jihad Watch.

Perhaps even more surprising than the inclusion of Jihad Watch on this list is the fact that Antifa is also listed at Level 2. The likelihood of the social media giants moving in on Antifa is about as likely as Nancy Pelosi being Trump’s running mate in 2024, but it does help put things in perspective. Antifa has been openly calling for and applauding violence in cities all over the country, and as far as the counter-terror “experts” at the GIFCT are concerned, they’re on par with an organization that is dedicated to tracking jihad terror activity and elucidating its motivating ideology. Unlike Antifa, neither I nor Jihad Watch has ever called for or approved of any violence or illegal activity of any kind. But another way we differ from Antifa is that establishment media stooges aren’t falling all over themselves likening us to the men (you may remember what those were) who stormed the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944. The likelihood that Jihad Watch will be targeted for being on the GIFCT’s list, and Antifa given another pass, is about 100%.

On the morning I found out that I was a violent extremist, I discovered that violent extremists sometimes enjoy a bit of yogurt for breakfast, try to fit in a good long walk, and spend a lot of the day typing. It was a bit more sedentary, and definitely filled with less death-defying adventure, than I expected for an official “violent extremist.” With all the time I sit here facing this infernal machine, the GIFCT may think I’m at work on my “manifesto,” for they say they’re going to make sure that “Manifestos from terrorist and violent extremist attackers” are removed from the Internet, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be intensely scrutinized, for “a wide range of experts on expanding the reach and impact of our hash-sharing database’s taxonomy in order to respond to terrorist content online across the ideological spectrum.”

Hey, great. Let me start you folks off on the right foot. Here’s my Manifesto, GIFCT, straight from one of your designated “violent extremists.” Get your experts on this, and make sure they study it carefully. Ready? Here it is:

You. People. Are. Nuts.

That’s it. You like it? It took me months to get the precise formulation of my “violent extremist” ideas. And just because I have so much respect for your violent extremist-hunting prowess, GIFCT wonks, here’s a bonus. Here’s what I want for America and the world: the freedom of speech. The freedom of conscience. The equality of rights of all people before the law.

Yeah, I know that messes with you Communists’ sugar-plum visions of racial strife, civil war, and the dissolution of America as a unitary nation-state. And that may be the clue to all of this madness. Violent extremists and their enablers want to make sure they have a free hand, and one strategy to get it was delineated in the Marxists’ tested-and-true playbook: accuse your enemy of that which you’re guilty of doing. Could it be that my organization been designated a violent extremist group because some people have a bit of violent extremism planned and want to make sure that anyone who might speak out against them is silenced and cleared away?

Stranger things have happened. Meanwhile, if I disappear from the net, and from the streets, someday soon, you’ll know that the good folks at the GIFCT have done their job. One less violent extremist will be menacing the rest of us. And we will all be able to breathe a sigh of relief over that. Won’t we?

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 23 books including many bestsellers, such as The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)The Truth About Muhammad and The History of Jihad. His latest book is Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into Islam’s Obscure Origins―Revised and Expanded Edition. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

 

Georgetown university’s Bridge Initiative: Manufactured ‘Islamophobia’

Jordan Denari Duffner on "Islamophobia"

Jordan Denari Duffner: How loving Islam Makes Her a Better Catholic

Finding Jesus among Muslims: New book by Jordan Denari Duffner

BY ANDREW HARROD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/georgetowns-bridge-initiative-manufactured-islamophobia;

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Bridge senior research fellow Mobashra Tazamal interviewed Denari Duffner about her recently published book, Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination. Currently a Georgetown doctoral student in theological and religious studies, she has a long history of erroneous statements concerning Islamic doctrine. Now she worries that Christians “only see kind of negative manifestations of Islam in the media” and “are not aware of all the ways that Muslims are doing good for them” — virtues she never elucidated.

Denari Duffner condemned past New York City police surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods and individuals, including Asad Dandia, who led a “Muslim charity group.” Yet American police have used similar techniques in ethnoreligious communities to find criminal elements, such as the Italian mafia. Foreign police forces also regularly surveil radical mosques.

The New York City program “was basically created with the premise that Muslims are inherently suspect; that Muslims are prone to violence, are seditious,” Denari Duffner said, as if Muslim communities could not be legitimate targets of policy scrutiny. “Some of these programs around the country actually are looking to stir up trouble” with “entrapment, luring Muslims into committing crimes that can then be charged for terrorism,” she claimed. Yet such “sting” operations are again a normal law enforcement tool, no less necessary for catching criminally minded individuals when dealing with jihad terrorism than any other crime.

”‘Islamophobia’ brings the Right and the Left together,” Denari Duffner lamented. Progressives “have made some of the most anti-Muslim comments that I have ever heard,” she elaborated, while failing to acknowledge that Islam sparks controversies apparent to people from diverse backgrounds. “So much of our self-definition as Western people is contingent on having this view of Muslims as the opposite of whatever we see ourselves to be,” she stated, “as progressive and supportive of women’s rights, and democratic and peaceful.”

To exemplify this “Islamophobia” across the political spectrum, Denari Duffner highlighted the collaboration between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Robert Spencer. Ali, a “former Muslim who gained a huge following in a lot of liberal circles,” is often “talking about the ills of Islam to your NPR audience,” Denari Duffner said.

Denari Duffner further displayed her superficiality when discussing Spencer, an authority on Islam and bestselling author. Using sweeping comments she condemns in others, she claimed Spencer operates “in these neocon circles,” a common euphemism for Jewish intellectuals. Moreover, Spencer has consistently criticized neoconservative democratic regime change strategies in Muslim-majority countries like Iraq.

Spencer was again mentioned in the discussion over what Tazamal called the “Catholic wing of the ‘Islamophobia’ industry,” as the Catholic Denari Duffner had analyzed. Before leaving the Catholic Church, Spencer “for many years was writing specifically for Catholics,” Denari Duffner stated. She also criticized the Turning Point Project of the Catholic William Kilpatrick, an insightful former Boston College professor, which works “to basically freak Catholics out about Islam,” she said.

Denari Duffner tried to downplay centuries of jihadist assaults upon Christian communities that eradicated Christianity from its historic homeland in the Middle East. “We often see ourselves with these rose-colored glasses,” she said, acknowledging that “both sides have harmed one another but have also done tremendous good for the other.”

This pollyannaish view of Islam undergirds Denari Duffner’s broader claim to “actively debunk stereotypical or untrue claims made about Islam.” She asserted that “Muslims are just as indigenous to India as Hindus,” a blatantly ahistorical claim given that Muslim conquerors subjugated India after many centuries of Hindu preeminence. Breezily overlooking troublesome Islamic doctrines like wife-beating, she dismissed that some “Muslim men have a penchant for being oppressive to women” as a view that reduces “Muslims to dehumanized, threatening people.”

Supposedly behind all this “Islamophobia,” as Tazamal quoted ominously from Denari Duffner’s book, are “nefarious forces” that are “propped up by industry and imperialism.” People “warp these terms” like “sharia” or “jihad,” Tazamal asserted without evidence, “to justify violence or discriminatory policies against Muslim communities.” Denari Duffner concurred about an “intentional marginalization of a community so that another community can benefit.”

“Anti-Muslim tropes are tools that governments can use,” Denari Duffner stated, as if jihadist threats are figments of imagination. For Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, “whenever he wanted to try to delegitimize the opposition, they were cast as terrorists,” she stated. But studies have documented the presence of jihadists among Assad’s opposition.

Likewise, “Israel is able to justify its policy of dominance of the Palestinians,” Denari Duffner said, as “Palestinians are the quintessential terrorist Muslims” for Israelis and others. Such sympathy for the Palestinians whitewashes the jihad they and other Muslims have waged against Zionism and Israel. Yet she asserted that Israel gets a “blank check to do whatever they want.”

An uncritical approach to Islam undercuts Denari Duffner’s belief that interactions with Muslims will end “Islamophobia.” “I have had such positive experiences getting to know Muslims as classmates in college, and if everyone could have this experience, then this problem of ‘Islamophobia’ would go away,” she once assumed. Unlike her, however, many others base their worldviews on empirical facts rather than fantasy. Thus, she has come to realize that “‘Islamophobia’ isn’t going to go away if people simply get to know Muslims.”

Denari Duffner combines a willful blindness toward all things Islamic with an ahistorical, highly critical approach to the West in general and Christianity in particular. It is a virtue to see the humanity of others, but it is the job of the scholar to tell the truth regardless of the cost. In finding fault primarily with her own kind while denying inconvenient facts about the “Other,” Denari-Duffner rejects this key academic obligation. Legislators, policymakers, theologians, and others should reject Georgetown’s peddlers of “Islamophobia” for what they are: charlatans undermining the West’s ability to define and defend itself.

Andrew E. Harrod, a Middle East Forum Campus Watch Fellow, freelance researcher, and writer, is a fellow with the Lawfare Project. Follow him on Twitter: @AEHarrod. This article is crossposted from The American Spectator.

 

Illegal-alien Invasion Worsens. Border Agents Bag More Than 800 in One Day; 20K Last Week

Illegal-alien Invasion Worsens. Border Agents Bag More Than 800 in One Day; 20K Last Week

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/illegal-alien-invasion-worsens-border-agents-bag-more-than-800-in-one-day-20k-last-week/;

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

On July 27, border agents in the Rio Grande Valley Border Sector apprehended more than 800 illegal aliens, Customs and Border Patrol reported. Last week, RGV border chief Brian Hastings announced this mind-boggling datum: Agents apprehended 20,000 migrants.

Worse still, the relentless, marching army of illegals carries the China Virus and is likely infecting Americans. Once across the border, Biden will let them stay — forever.

24 Hours, 845 “Migrants”

CBP bagged 845 illegals on July 27, the agency announced the next day.

Near La Grulla, Texas, they “encountered a group of 336 migrants as they walked from the Rio Grande into the United States, which, at the time, was the largest group encountered this summer,” CBP reported.

The group supposedly included all “family members” except for eight unaccompanied children. 

The illegals “suffered from dehydration and exhaustion,” hardly a surprise in mid-July.

One would think the heat and the rugged terrain would deter them, but alas, Biden’s offer of asylum — and jobs, free food, free medical care, and free everything else — is too hard to pass up. 

The illegals are mostly Guatemalan, but included Hondurans, Nicaraguans, and Salvadorans. 

Agents ran into a larger group of invaders that evening near Hidalgo. They collared 509; 331 “family members,” 115 unaccompanied children, and 63 single adults. 

“These apprehensions account for the single largest group apprehended thus far, this year,” CBP reported:

RGV Sector began tracking large groups in 2007 and last night’s encounter is by far, one of the largest to date. This group consisted of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Venezuela.

The irresponsible mass migration has forced agents to rescue more than 700 of the future Democrats this year.

One Week

One frightening measure of the invasion came in Hastings’ tweet of July 25:

It’s the hottest part of the summer and apprehensions are skyrocketing! 

#USBP Apprehensions surpassed the 1-million milestone in June.

NOW — this week alone — #RGV has apprehended more than 20K illegally present migrants.

That would be 2,857 illegals per day for the seven days. Border-wide for June, when the total for fiscal 2021 passed one million, agents apprehended 6,294 per day. That daily total might increase considerably when CBP releases the figure for July.

As The New American reported earlier this month, if the pace set in June continues through September 30, agents will catch another 579,048 by September 30, the last day of fiscal 2021. Total apprehensions will be almost 1.7 million.

The terrifying Camp-of-the-Saints deluge is frightening not just because of sheer numbers. Many illegals are infected with the potentially deadly China Virus, and the Biden regime is dumping them into unsuspecting communities.

On July 26, as TNA reported, cops in La Joya apprehend a bunch of coughing, sneezing illegals at a Whataburger. They admitted they had the virus.

Understandably, local officials are furious and want Biden to stop the dumping, as does Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and others.

“At the border, illegal aliens are being put in cages with others who are COVID positive, spreading COVID, & then releasing COVID in our communities,” Cruz tweeted of Biden’s policy. “This is lunacy.”

It isn’t lunacy for the Democrats.

They hope to use mass Third World immigration to upend the demographics of the country. Most immigrants vote for Democrats. Once they displace the white majority, the party will cement its power forever.

PayPal, MasterCard, banks act against dissenters from Leftist agenda, including foes of jihad terror

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/paypal-mastercard-banks-act-against-dissenters-from-leftist-agenda-including-foes-of-jihad-terror;

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

What’s coming has been absolutely clear for quite some time. And it’s coming fast now. If they can do it to me, they can do it to you. And they will.

“Second Class Citizens: The 5 Stages of Financial Blacklisting,” by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, July 27, 2021:

After years of censoring conservatives without admitting to political bias, PayPal appears to have formally abandoned political neutrality, entering into a partnership with the far-left Anti Defamation League (ADL) and law enforcement to track and suppress the activities of the alleged far right.

Breitbart News first sounded the alarm on the rise of financial blacklisting in 2018, an opinion which was then shared by liberal organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Since then, progressive activists have launched well-funded campaigns aimed at payment processors, and credit card companies, aimed at cutting the political right off from payment and banking services — essentially an effort to reduce them to the status of second-class citizens.

Here were some key stages on the road to financial blacklisting.

1. Crowdfunding Sites Target Conservatives 

The first sign that conservatives were going to be financially blacklisted came in 2015, when GoFundMe — a major platform for raising small donations online — shut down a fundraiser on its platform for a Christian bakery in Washington State, which was facing a large fine due to its refusal to serve a gay wedding. Later examples of conservative crowdfunding campaigns being shut down include Kickstarter’s decision in 2018 to ban a fundraiser for Swedish academic Ann Heberlein over her book examining the correlation between mass immigration into Sweden and a steep rise in sexual assaults in that country between 2012 and 2017.

2. Patreon cracks down on independent creators

Patreon, a service that allows people to charge recurring subscription fees, was once the gold standard in an ecosystem of online creators that sold content directly to their fans without going through any third party. Its descent into political bias became widely apparent in 2017, when it banned independent journalist Lauren Southern in 2017 over her work documenting left-wing NGOs smuggling immigrants into Europe via the Mediterranean. In the following two years, reportedly under pressure from credit card companies, it would purge even more conservative and independent creators, including the British critic of progressivism Carl Benjamin. In response to Benjamin’s ban, top Patreon earners Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin announced plans to boycott the platform.

3. Mastercard and Discover blacklist Islam critics Robert Spencer, David Horowitz 

The theory that Patreon was banning creators due to pressure from credit card companies attracted some more evidence in late 2018, when Visa and Mastercard cut off payments to David Horowitz’s Freedom Center. Horowitz later had the service restored, but Islam critic Robert Spencer reported that he too was blacklisted by Mastercard, blaming it on pressure from far-left activists. In 2020, Visa also blacklisted Gab, the free speech friendly social network that offers users an alternative to the far-left content moderation of mainstream platforms like Facebook and Twitter….

Social media giants’ Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism classifies Jihad Watch as ‘violent extremism’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/social-media-giants-global-internet-forum-to-counter-terrorism-classifies-jihad-watch-as-violent-extremism;

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

This is pure libel. We have never advocated or approved of any violence or any illegal activity of any kind. And if we are “extremist,” so is the U.S. Constitution, for we are trying to defend the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the equality of rights of all people before the law. But with these groups, there is no discussion, no appeal, no opportunity offered to defend oneself or argue one’s case. They will be shutting us down soon, and I may go to prison or worse, but remember: if that happens, it will be for no crime. It will be wholly and solely for enunciating truths that the elites prefer to hide. Not only can they not truthfully charge me with any criminal activity; they can’t even show that anything I say is inaccurate. But they have all the power, and they mean to shut down dissent, and that means our days here are numbered.

“Terrifying: The Big Tech Overlords Target Right-Wing ‘Terrorism,'” by Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media, July 28, 2021:

Back in 2017, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube founded the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). GIFCT shares terrorism data among Big Tech companies, enabling them to flag and remove terrorist content. On Monday, GIFCT announced that it significantly expanded the types of extremist content in its database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias. However, the research behind the database cites the far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and brands one of the SPLC’s conservative targets a “violent extremist” group.

GIFCT’s database has focused on videos and images from terrorist groups on a United Nations list, largely focused on content from radical Islamist groups like the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban, Reuters reported. Yet on Monday, the forum announced that it would add white supremacist attacker manifestos and other publications and links flagged by the U.N. initiative Tech Against Terrorism. GIFCT will use URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters, and neo-Nazis.

Using GIFCT, the Big Tech companies share “perceptual hashes,” unique numerical representations of original pieces of content that have been removed from their services.

On Monday, GIFCT announced that it would include three new hashed categories:

  1. Manifestos from terrorist and violent extremist attackers in PDF form;
  2. Terrorist publications that use specific branding and logos for the organization in PDF form; and
  3. URLs identified by Tech Against Terrorism as where specific terrorist content exists that are often shared and amplified on other platforms

This expansion came after GIFCT spent six months engaging “a wide range of experts on expanding the reach and impact of our hash-sharing database’s taxonomy in order to respond to terrorist content online across the ideological spectrum.”

“We believe that our work must be complementary and mutually-reinforced with human rights and fundamental freedoms, starting with the material we recognize as terrorist content online,” the Big Tech organization declared. “This six-month project resulted in a compilation report from international experts that will help shape and inform our strategy for thoughtful, deliberate, and practical broadening of our taxonomy framework over time.”

Yet it appears GIFCT’s team of “experts” included the scandal-plagued Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which smears mainstream conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups,” putting them on a “hate map” with the Ku Klux Klan. Former employees have described the “hate map” as a con to bilk donors by exaggerating hate. An attempted terrorist opened fire at the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters in Washington, D.C., attempting to kill everyone in the building and smear a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich into the faces of his victims. He told the FBI he used the SPLC’s “hate map” to target FRC.

Despite this history, the GIFCT report justifying the new policy references the SPLC’s reporting on the Oath Keepers and notes the SPLC’s “hate group” list as an option for a list of terrorist organizations. The report notes the difficulty of “maintaining a list of terrorist and violent extremist actors that is objective, global in scope, and updated in real time,” and notes that “no such expanded designation list is currently available, although there are a number of non-governmental lists, such as those compiled by… civil society actors like the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

Considering the Oath Keepers’ involvement in the Capitol riot — and the involvement of other organizations the SPLC targets, such as the Proud Boys — it may make sense for GIFCT to target this group. However, the GIFCT list of organizations promoting “violent extremism” includes another organization on the SPLC’s “hate group” list that has no connection with the Capitol riot.

Among examples of “violent extremism,” alongside Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and antifa, the GIFCT report lists JihadWatch, a non-profit dedicated to combatting radical Islam. JihadWatch, run by PJ Media’s Robert Spencer, does not advocate violence in any way. Rather, it highlights the disturbing history of Islam and the connections between that history and the terrorist motivations of groups like the Islamic State.

The presence of the SPLC in GIFCT’s report, and the suggestion that JihadWatch is a kind of “violent extremist” group do not bode well for conservatives on the internet….

UK Muslim publication says Christian stabbed at Speakers’ Corner ‘is known for insulting the Prophet’

Christian evangelist Hatun Tash was stabbed today at Speakers' Corner in London. Hatun is a vocal critic of Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran, as well as a prominent defender of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and she was wearing a Charlie Hebdo shirt when she was attacked.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/uk-muslim-publication-says-christian-stabbed-at-speakers-corner-is-known-for-insulting-the-prophet;

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

This is just painting a large target on Hatun Tash’s back.

Islam mandates death for non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic state who mention “something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o11.10), and such laws are based upon passages in the Hadith and Sira in which Muhammad orders the murders of people who have insulted him.

These include Abu Afak, who was over one hundred years old, and the poetess Asma bint Marwan. Abu Afak was killed in his sleep, in response to Muhammad’s question, “Who will avenge me on this scoundrel?” Similarly, Muhammad on another occasion cried out, “Will no one rid me of this daughter of Marwan?” One of his followers, Umayr ibn Adi, went to her house that night, where he found her sleeping next to her children. The youngest, a nursing babe, was in her arms. But that didn’t stop Umayr from murdering her and the baby as well. Muhammad commended him: “You have done a great service to Allah and His Messenger, Umayr!” (Ibn Ishaq, 674-676)

Then there was Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf. Muhammad asked: “Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?” One of the Muslims, Muhammad
bin Maslama answered, “O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?” When Muhammad said that he would, Muhammad bin Maslama said, “Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).” Muhammad responded: “You may say it.” Muhammad bin Maslama duly lied to Ka’b, luring him into his trap, and murdered him. (Sahih Bukhari, volume 5, book 59, number 369)

Likewise, the popular website Islam QA called for death for blasphemers, using both Qur’an and Hadith to make its argument. “The scholars are unanimously agreed,” the site explains, “that a Muslim who insults the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) becomes a kaafir [unbeliever] and an apostate who is to be executed. This consensus was narrated by more than one of the scholars, such as Imaam Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh, Ibn al-Mundhir, al-Qaadi ‘Iyaad, al-Khattaabi and others.”

“Police searching for assailant who stabbed ex-Muslim Hatun Tash,” 5Pillars, July 28, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Police are still searching for an assailant who stabbed the ex-Muslim Islamophobe Hatun Tash at Speakers’ Corner in London on Sunday.

Tash, 39, was stabbed several times while she was wearing a Charlie Hebdo T-Shirt and was “preaching the Gospel” to Muslims, but is said to be fine after receiving medical attention.

The assailant fled the scene as some of the other 30 people there confronted him/her. The knife used in the attack was recovered.

Tash, who is of Turkish origin, is known for insulting the Prophet (pbuh) and desecrating the Quran. She often goes down to Speakers’ Corner to debate and confront Muslims from her evangelical Christian perspective.

Hatun Tash leads DCCI ministries, which says it exists to defend Christ, critique Islam and preach the Gospel to Muslims using apologetics and polemics….

Detective Superintendent Alex Bingley, from the Central West Command Unit, which covers policing in Westminster, said: “This was clearly a very distressing incident for the woman involved and officers have spent time with her, whilst she was being treated for her injury, to get an account of what happened.

“We know that this assault was witnessed by a number of people, many of whom captured it on their phones. I would ask them, if they have not already done so, to contact police.

“We remain in the early stages of our investigation and are working hard to trace the person responsible. I would ask people not to speculate on the motive for the attack until we have established the full facts.”…

Texas Cops Catch COVID-positive Illegals Yakking in Restaurant. Biden, NGO Secretly Dumped Them in Town

Texas Cops Catch COVID-positive Illegals Yakking in Restaurant. Biden, NGO Secretly Dumped Them in Town

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/texas-cops-catch-covid-positive-illegals-yakking-in-restaurant-biden-ngo-secretly-dumped-them-in-town/;

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

The Biden administration and a federally funded private outfit are releasing illegal aliens with the China Virus into La Joya, Texas.

The latest on Sleepy Joe’s border policies, which have led to border agents apprehending more than one million since October 1, comes from the La Joya Police Department. An officer with the department nabbed a gaggle of COVID-positive “migrants” at a restaurant. Cops also observed other possibly sick illegals running about town.

The conditions in La Joya and surrounding Hidalgo County are such that a county judge has demanded that Biden stop releasing the infected foreigners.

Police Report

News of the virus-laden illegals surfaced in a Facebook post from La Joya police on Sunday.

A cop was “waved down by a concerned citizen” who “observed a family group who were not being observant of proper health guidelines. She stated that the family was coughing and sneezing without covering their mouths and were not wearing face masks,” the post said.

Location: A Whataburger.

Understandably, management “wanted the people to leave the establishment due to their disregard to other people’s health,” the post continued:

The Officer approached the family and was told by them that they had been apprehended by Border Patrol days prior and were released because they were sick with Covid-19. 

It was also learned that the family was housed at the Texas Inn Hotel … by a charity group. 

Officers made contact with Hotel management who explained that Catholic Charities of The Rio Grande Valley had booked all the rooms in the hotel to house undocumented immigrants that were detained By Border Patrol.

 

Actually, they weren’t “detained.” Otherwise, they wouldn’t be spreading viruses from one end of the city to the other.

Anyway, “officers also observed that a group of 20 to 30 people staying at the hotel were out and about the majority without face masks,” the post continued:

People being detained by Border Patrol that showed symptoms of illness or were positive for Covid-19 were being quarantined by the agency and then later they were given custody to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to be placed in hotels in the McAllen area as well as La Joya….

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley did not inform the La Joya Police Department that people that had symptoms or were sick with Covid-19 were going to be placed in the Texas Inn Hotel.

Judge to Biden: Stop Releasing Infected Illegals

No wonder Judge Richard Cortez demanded that Biden stop his superspreader immigration policies.

“Faced with multiple reports that migrants are being released in Hidalgo County infected with COVID-19, I am calling on federal immigration officials to stop releasing these migrants into our communities,” he tweeted yesterday.

“We have been doing well as a community in slowing down the spread of this deadly virus. But ill-conceived policies by both the federal and state governments are beginning to have serious consequences on Hidalgo County,” Cortez wrote.

But neither does Cortez like Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s relaxed rules on masking and so-called safety precautions:

We now face a potential crisis because of the federal policy of releasing infected immigrants into our community, coupled with the state policy that prohibits us from implementing essential safety measures.

This is unacceptable.

In June, GOP Senator Ted Cruz and others blamed the rise in virus cases in South Texas on Biden. A new policy that would worsen the problem is terminating Title 42 of the federal code, which permits border agents to expel diseased illegals immediately. Leftist groups are pushing Biden to stop the expulsions.

“The Biden border crisis is getting worse and worse every day,” Cruz said: We are on pace for over 2 million people to cross illegally into this country. We have the highest level of illegal immigration in over 20 years.

We’re in a pandemic. Joe Biden likes to talk about what a priority he puts on the pandemic. Understand this, if the Biden administration ends title 42 they will be releasing illegal immigrants in your community who are COVID positive. We’re seeing COVID positivity rates rising in South Texas. We’re seeing COVID positivity rising in Laredo. We’re seeing COVID positivity rising in San Antonio. Just yesterday, I spoke with the mayor of Uvalde, Texas, who said as a result of the illegal immigrants being released — in Uvalde they’re seeing COVID positivity spiking up. And Biden wants to release even more COVID positive illegal immigrants. This is lunacy.

As The New American reported in June, Biden hasn’t just been releasing “migrants” into unsuspecting communities in Texas. He’s flying them around the country and dropping them into the heartland. Once there, of course, they’ll never be forced to leave.

Federal Judge Halts Unlawful DACA Scam CREATED BY OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER

BY MICHAEL CUTLER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/federal-judge-halts-unlawful-daca-scam-michael-cutler/;

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

I refer to DACA (Deferred Action- Childhood Arrival) as a scam because while it was foisted on Americans as a program to provide legal protection to young aliens, in reality, it enabled aliens in their mid to late thirties to acquire lawful status.  We will explore the true nature and background of DACA shortly, but first, there has been an important development with this program.

On July 19, 2021, the New York Times reported, Judge Rules DACA Is Unlawful and Suspends Applications

That news report included this excerpt:

The judge, Andrew S. Hanen of the United States District Court in Houston, said President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he created the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, by executive action in 2012.

But the judge wrote that current program recipients would not be immediately affected and that the federal government should not take any immigration, deportation or criminal action” against them that it would not otherwise take.”

The New York Times article went on to note, in part:

Judge Hanen, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled that the creation of the program violated the Administrative Procedure Act, in part because comment from the general public was never sought. D.H.S. failed to engage in the statutorily mandated process,” he wrote, so DACA never gained status as a legally binding policy that could impose duties or obligations.”

Now let’s delve into the background behind the creation of the DACA con game by President Obama.

On June 15, 2012 then-President Barack Obama announced, during a Rose Garden event at the White House, that he was going to create the DACA program to provide temporary lawful status for what he claimed were young “undocumented immigrants.”  DACA is an acronym for Deferred Action- Childhood Arrivals.

On June 17, 2012, Fox News published my Op-Ed Obama Invokes Prosecutorial Discretion to Circumvent Constitution and Congress that took Mr. Obama’s bogus claims to task.

To begin with, Mr. Obama claimed that he was exercising “prosecutorial discretion” to create DACA.  Prosecutorial discretion is a valid concept whereby the limited resources for law enforcement are used to address more serious problems while intentionally ignoring relatively minor law violations.

However, prosecutorial discretion could never be reasonably used to provide lawful status to law violators under the guise of making effective use of limited resources.  Providing lawful status to illegal aliens should require legislation and such a program would create additional burdens that squander and not make effective use of limited resources.

Therefore I noted in my Fox News commentary that Obama was not using prosecutorial discretion but was, instead, using prosecutorial deception!

The notion of “Deferred Action” was one that was used by the former INS and the subsequent follow-on immigration agencies of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) on a limited, case-by-case basis for humanitarian purposes.

If, for instance, a family from another country was visiting in the United States and a family member was injured or fell ill with a serious injury or illness, Deferred Action would permit the family to remain in the United States for as long a period as necessary, as attested to by their attending physician(s).  Immigration authorities would require that their doctors provide periodic updates until the alien was well enough to travel back to their home country.

The action that was deferred was the requirement that aliens depart from the United States.

Deferred Action was never meant to be used to act as a stop-gap in anticipation of pending amnesty for huge numbers of illegal aliens to enable them to remain in the United States.

Obama justified creating DACA because he falsely claimed, “Congress failed to act.”

In reality, Congress had acted and, indeed, acted in accordance with the Constitution.  It is just that Congress did not act the way Obama wanted when it voted to not enact the DREAM Act.  (DREAM Act is an acronym for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) that would have provided lawful status for millions of illegal aliens who claimed to have entered the United States prior to their 15th birthday- however, these aliens could be as old as 35 years of age when they made their applications.

I am compelled to note the hypocrisy in the name of that failed legislative action.  The term “Alien” has come to be reviled by the open borders/immigration anarchists, even though the term alien is defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as simply being, “Any person, not a citizen or national of the United States.”  However, apparently when the term alien was essential to creating the acronym that conjured up the image of the “American Dream” the supposedly dastardly term “alien” became palatable.

The actual purpose for the DREAM Act and for DACA was to dupe kind-hearted Americans into believing that this was about helping children.  In reality, this was not about children but about flooding America with huge numbers of aliens for political purposes and to enrich those who profit from massive immigration and provide huge campaign contributions to politicians who do their bidding

The immigration system has morphed into a delivery system that, as I have noted in the past, provides an unlimited supply of clients for immigration law firms.  There is no shortage of immigration lawyers among the ranks of politicians from both parties and on all levels of government- particularly the U.S. Congress.

Among those who also benefit from this “immigration delivery system” are companies that want cheap and exploitable labor, religious organizations that want to fill the seats in their houses of worship, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, labor unions that seek to increase their membership so that they get more money (union dues) and increased political leverage.

As more aliens flood into the United States housing becomes scarce and the price of housing increases.  Banks make more money as the size of mortgages increases as the cost of housing goes up.  This causes homelessness to increase as more Americans lose their jobs to foreign workers or suffer wage suppression even as the cost of housing soars.

Fraud would permeate this program because there would be no way to interview all of these aliens and no way to conduct field investigations to determine if the information contained in their applications was accurate and truthful.  The 9/11 Commission, in point of fact, identified immigration fraud as a key vulnerability that was repeatedly exploited by terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves.  This nexus between immigration fraud and terrorism and national security was the predication of my article, Immigration Fraud: Lies That Kill.

The DREAM Act legislation, incidentally, followed on the heels of a prior failed piece of legislation, Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Comprehensive Immigration Reform is still on the agenda for leaders of both parties.  There would be no age cut-off for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, only a requirement that the aliens who participate would have entered the United States prior to a cutoff date.  Again, the inability to interview so many aliens or conduct field investigations would enable aliens to easily misrepresent their dates of entry into the United States as it would be for them to misrepresent their true identities and potentially their criminal histories and/or affiliation with criminal or terrorist organizations.

These concerns caused me to write an Op-Ed for the Washington Times that was published on June 22, 2007, Immigration bill a ‘No Go’, in which I proposed changing the name of the legislation from Comprehensive Immigration Reform to “The Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act.”
The hotly contested bill was being debated in the U.S. Senate at the time and then-Senator Jeff Sessions quoted my article during the floor debate on three separate days and sent me a certificate in which he attributed my article, in part, to his successful efforts to block that wrong-headed and dangerous bill back then.
We will give the “last word” to none other than former President Obama.  
On November 18, 2014, the Washington Post published a report, Obama’s royal flip-flop on using executive action on illegal immigration that included this excerpt:
With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.
There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.

Sharia London: Christian Refugee Hatun Tash Stabbed While Wearing Charlie Hebdo T-Shirt (Video)

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/sharia-london-christian-refugee-hatun-tash-stabbed-while-wearing-charlie-hebdo-t-shirt-video/;

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

Leftist activists, politicians, and organizations assist this violence and jihad on free speech by calling all who openly criticize Islam of being guilty of “hate speech.”

On Sunday, July 25, a Christian preacher and brave critic of Islam, Hatun Tash, was stabbed by a terrorist at Speaker’s Corner in the United Kingdom. The Christian refugee from Turkey fled to Britain to escape persecution following her conversion from Islam to Christianity. Hatun was stabbed while wearing a Charlie Hebdo shirt.

A male wearing a large black hooded robe (thawb) punched and stabbed Hatun with a knife. The terrorist ran from the scene, dropping and leaving the knife behind. Police at the park chased down the terrorist, but it is unknown whether he has been apprehended. Hatun suffered wounds on her face and hands and can be seen in a video escorted by police into an ambulance.

Speakers’ Corner is an area in Hyde Park famous worldwide for open-air speeches and debates and is often used during rallies and protests because of its iconic status as a beacon for freedom of speech. Tash, who lived in an oppressive Muslim country for 27 years but now lives in the UK, often engages with Muslims at Speakers’ Corner and in mosques in “Christian-Muslim discussion.”

Hatun, the Christian ministry DCCI Ministries (Defend Christ Critique Islam), has been attending Speakers Corner for several years, preaching her Christian faith and boldly critiquing Islam. Unfortunately, throughout her time at the Corner, Hatun has suffered many threats and assaults by Islamic supremacists.

Hatun shines a spotlight on the stark difference between Muslim’s and Christians’ reactions to criticism and cartoons such as the Charlie Hebdo or Kurt Westergaard’s Danish ones about their religion. There were no violent protests, assassinations, or people forced to live under state protection for criticizing or poking fun of Christianity. Or even after the direct attack on its icons, such as with the government-subsidized “Piss Christ” art installation, a Catholic Crucifix in a jar of the artist’s urine.

On October 25, 2020, she was punched in the face and knocked unconscious by an Algerian Muslim migrant at Speakers Corner after showing a Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Muhammed, the Islamic Prophet. Hatun can be seen holding up the cartoon image in a video of the event while debating people. Shortly after that, she gets punched in the face.

At Speakers Corner on July 26, 2020, Hatun was physically assaulted by Muslims and dragged to the floor:

In August 2020, Hatun revealed during a live YouTube discussion with David Wood that UK police warned her that her life was in danger. This is called an “Osman warning” in the UK. It does not grant the recipient any special right or ability to defend themselves. But it seemingly does grant the police immunity from the responsibility to protect that person. Due to the Islamic threats to her life, she was instructed it was too dangerous for her to go to Speakers’ Corner anymore.

Despite the warnings, unintimidated, Hatun went to Speakers Corner on September 13, 2020. She believes that the Muslims are making threats to have the police stop her from preaching at Speakers’ Corner and spreading the word of God. Because of Hatun’s bravery and ministry, many Muslims have converted to Christianity.

Police forced Hatun to leave Speakers’ Corner, claiming it was for her own safety, and warned she would be arrested if she returned. But, instead of police removing and arresting the Muslims threatening her life, they targeted the innocent Christian preacher. In addition, the police enforced sharia law at Speakers’ Corner and acted to protect Islam from criticism. You can watch the full video footage here.

Freedom of Expression

As reported repeatedly by RAIR Foundation USA, “Muslims have put the free world on notice: if you insult Muhammad, Islam, their holy books, or even fail to consider Islamic law (Sharia) in all things, we will harm you.” As Muhammad stated, “Whoever curses a Prophet, kill him. Whoever curses my Companions, beat him.”

After the 2015 Charlie Hebdo Muslim terrorist attacks rocked France, any writings or words critical of Islam make anyone a target for assassination attempts and intimidation campaigns. Since the Hebdo attacks, the magazine survivors remain under police protection. 

Even slight accusations of alleged Islamophobia by the left and Muslims have resulted in citizens being slaughtered, living in hiding, losing their careers, and living with targets on their backs throughout the West.

The goal of the left and Islam is to force all of the world’s people to submit to their ideology. “Submission” is the proper translation of the word “Islam.” Submission will be accomplished through force or by voluntary conversion.

Leftist activists, politicians, and organizations assist this violence and jihad on free speech by calling all who openly criticize Islam of being guilty of “hate speech.” This is a secular equivalent of “blasphemy” and is working its way into Western law.

Ex-Muslim and former communist Ridvan Aydemir, known as the ‘Apostate Prophet,’ slammed those who justify and incite violence against critics of Islam like Hatun Tash,

I’m not sure if everyone is aware of this but people who keep calling her and others like her names and keep calling people enemies of Islam are responsible for this. Stop calling people enemies of Islam. Stop justifying violence and punishments against people who do not agree with Islam, who leave Islam, who criticize Islam who offend Islam. If you think such brutal hate and violence is justified against people who disagree with your religion or who hurt your poor feelings then you are in the wrong place you should get the fuck out and live in some different country.

Hatun continues to show the world how intolerant and dangerous Islam is to a liberal and free nation. She has made it her life’s mission to spread the word of God and preach the Gospel to Muslims despite death threats and attempts on her life. Tash has also made the freedom of speech a driving cause, using her own experience to warn about what everyone in the West will face if we continue to surrender to Islam and its politically correct allies.

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SEE ALSO: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/uk-muslim-publication-says-christian-stabbed-at-speakers-corner-is-known-for-insulting-the-prophet

AND THIS VIDEO BY DAVID WOOD:

 

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