Why We Should Not Heed Ilhan Omar’s Call for a Special Envoy to Fight ‘Islamophobia’

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/why-we-should-not-heed-ilhan-omars-call-for-a-special-envoy-to-fight-islamophobia;

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Never mind that the very term “Islamophobia” is used to silence all legitimate criticism of Islam. Such criticism is said to be based on an “irrational hatred” (a phobia) of Islam and of Muslims, but many of us believe that anyone who studies both the text of the Qur’an, and the observable behavior of Muslims toward non-Muslims both now, and during the past 1400 years, has good grounds for alarm about the Muslims in our midst.

Ilhan Omar’s proposal that a special envoy be appointed who would monitor and fight islamophobia, is discussed previously at Jihad Watch here, and here also: “Omar leads lawmakers in calling for US envoy to combat Islamophobia,” by Aris Folley, The Hill, July 20, 2021:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and other Democratic lawmakers have signed onto a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to appoint a special envoy tasked with monitoring and combatting Islamophobia.

In the letter sent Tuesday [July 20], Omar and two dozen other lawmakers cited the spike in Islamophobia seen in recent years as well as the “persecution of Muslims manifesting itself around the world.”

What “spike in Islamophobia” is that? Hasn’t she noticed that during the past decade the Western world has flung open its gates to millions of Muslims who have been allowed to settle in the very midst of European states, deep behind what Muslims are taught to regard as enemy lines? Muslims have brought a “spike” in crime rates and in terrorism wherever they live. By taking advantage of every possible benefit that the generous welfare states of Western Europe offer – free or highly subsidized housing, free education, free medical care, family allowances, and more, Muslim migrants have cost the European taxpayers tens of billions of dollars – and counting.

All of this surely contributes to the “rational” antipathy that Europeans increasingly feel toward the Muslim migrants now in their lands, who largely refuse to integrate, supplement their welfare payments with crimes of property, and threaten the security on the streets of both women and of Jews. Meanwhile, both governments and the media confuse the public, in some cases by failing to identify Muslim terrorists as Muslims, or if they are so identified, the public is so often told by the police that the perpetrator was likely suffering from a “mental illness.” No one bothers to investigate what is in the Qur’an that explains perfectly such behavior by Muslims, including their duty to “strike terror in the hearts of the Unbelievers.” Mainstream journalists, and the police, are hellbent on ensuring that the public does not learn the contents of the Qur’an. Big Tech companies – including Google and Facebook – are willing collaborators in this effort, making it harder for islamocritical sites such as Jihad Watch to reach their potential audience. Public figures, from presidents on down, bend over backward to assure the public that Islam is a “tolerant and peaceful religion,” and tell us that “we mustn’t allow extremists to define Islam. We must not make the mistake of blaming Islam. For if we do, the terrorists will have won.”

Meanwhile, in the real world, since 9/11/2001 there have been nearly 40,000 separate terrorist attacks by Muslims.

When people start to mistrust or dislike Muslims, such feelings are based on what they observe of Muslim behavior and attitudes. It is based on real evidence and does not reflect a pathological mental condition. Antisemitism is a very different phenomenon. It is a pathological condition; Jews are hated not for what they say or do, but for who they are. And nothing they say or do will change the mind of the convinced antisemite.

Antisemitism is a much bigger problem than anti-Muslim attitudes; outside Muslim countries themselves, where sectarian strife is common, anti-Muslim attitudes rarely result in violence. Jews in the U.S. are 2.5 times as likely to be attacked than Muslims. Outside the U.S., in Europe, anti-Jewish attacks are 5 ties more likely than anti-Muslim attacks.

The lawmakers also pointed to a recent annual report released by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in which the office identified multiple countries with “patterns of mistreatment and human rights violations against either their entire Muslim populations or particular sects of Muslims.

Obviously the situation of Muslims in China, where one million Uighurs are in re-education camps, a carefully-bowdlerized Qur’an is the only version of the book that Muslims may possess, imams are humiliated by being made to dance in public and declare their allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, the observance of Ramadan is made more difficult by forcing restaurants to remain open all day but then to close at night before the Iftar dinner, long “Islamic” beards must be cut, and Muslim first names are forbidden, is very bad. But other than China, and to a much lesser extent Myanmar, there is very little mistreatment of Muslims except in Muslim lands themselves. In Pakistan, Sunni terrorist groups such as Sipah-e-Sahaba specialize in killing Shiites, destroying their mosques and schools. Also in Pakistan, Ahmadi Muslims are by law not allowed to identify themselves as Muslims; they are despised as “Qadianis” who are guilty of “blasphemy” for believing that the 19th-century founder of the sect was indeed the Last of the Prophets. Ahmadis are a frequent object of both government repression and of private parties desirous of inflicting their own murderous punishments for blasphemy on the Ahmadis.

In Saudi Arabia, the Shi’a, almost all of whom live in the Eastern Province of al-Hasa where the oilfields are located, are mistreated by their Sunni political overlords; the Shi’a-populated province receives less aid from the central government to build much-needed infrastructure than any other region; it is also difficult for the Shi’a to obtain government employment. In Iran, it is the reverse. The Sunni Baloch in eastern Iran, on the border with Pakistan, are discriminated against by the Shi’a central government. Finally, in Afghanistan, the uber-Sunni Taliban was in the process of massacring the Shi’a Hazara in 2001 when the American troops arrived and rescued them; the Taliban have this year already renewed attacks on the Hazaras, not even waiting for all of the American troops to leave.

Ilhan Omar and her fellow lawmakers again:

“In addition to state-sponsored policies of Islamophobia, we have seen a disturbing rise in incidents of Islamophobic violence committed by individuals connected to larger transnational white supremacist networks, including but by no means limited to the mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019 and the recent murder of a Muslim Canadian family in London, Ontario,” the lawmakers wrote.

Other than China, where are there “state-sponsored policies of Islamophobia”? Only Myanmar comes to mind, for its attempt to drive Muslim Rohingya, regarded as a security threat by the Burmese Buddhists, into Bangladesh. But certainly, there are none anywhere in the Western world, where governments and the media have dedicated themselves to minimizing domestic Muslim threats. As for Omar’s reference to “larger transnational white supremacist networks,” neither Brendon Tarrant, who carried out the mosque shooting in Christchurch nor Nathaniel Veltman, who ran over a Muslim family in Ontario, had connections to such networks. They were lone wolves.

The lawmakers went on to strongly urge Blinken to establish the new role dedicated to combatting Islamophobia, calling it “a genuinely global problem that the United States should tackle globally.”

Ilhan Omar and her fellows want this proposal for the appointment of a special envoy on Islamophobia to achieve two goals. First, they want to impress upon the world that Muslims are every bit as much the victims of irrational hatred as the Jews whom Ilhan Omar thinks get far too much attention. Second, they want to use the charge of “Islamophobia” as a way to silence all legitimate Islam critics from continuing their work and, especially, to reduce their presence online.

Elder of Ziyon comments on this here.

This would make worldwide bigotry worse, not better.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom report that members of Congress reference various issues of religious intolerance, including antisemitism and intolerance towards Muslims. It also describes bigotry against Sikhs, Hindus, Yazidis, Christians and specific Christian sects like Copts and Jehovah’s Witnesses….

It would be interesting to know if Ilhan Omar would support the appointment of a special envoy on anti-Hinduism, who would have to focus on Muslim persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Would she want our government to establish a special envoy to report on the persecution of Sikhs in Pakistan? And what would Ilhan Omar say if President Biden were to appoint a special envoy on the persecution and murder of Christians worldwide, which — always excepting China and North Korea — is almost entirely the handiwork of Muslims in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, and Nigeria?

I suspect – don’t you? –that Ilhan Omar would resent any attempt to enlarge the number of such envoys; she wouldn’t want anything to distract from the attention paid to the work of the newly-appointed envoy on “Islamophobia.” Why she might even volunteer to take on the task herself.

If Ilhan Omar has her way, this new envoy would focus only on discrimination by “white supremacists” against Muslims. Muslim discrimination against other Muslims, which affects tens of millions of Sunnis, Shia, Ahmadis, and Sufis, would simply be ignored.

Hatred of Jews is not based on rationality. It is, rather, a pathological condition. It has nothing to do with what Jews do or do not do, whether they are capitalists or communists, deeply religious or atheists, Little-Enders or Big-Enders. For this hatred, it is sufficient that they are Jews.

Whatever an antisemite loathes most is the very quality he will attribute to the Jews. Reality does not matter. If he hates the rich, the Jews are “shylocks of high finance.” If he is against vaccines, Jews are “pushing vaccines to cause sterility among the Gentiles.” And so on, with so many possibilities to pin on “the Jews,” each more absurd than the last.

Omar cannot abide the focus on antisemitism. The Jews, the Jews, always the Jews, she can’t stand it: “What about the Muslims? What about Islamophobia?” She wants to push Muslims forward as equally the victims – no, even greater victims – of unreasoning hatred, than are Jews. None of the statistics on hate crimes compiled by the FBI bear her out; Jews are 2.5 times as likely to be the victims of hate crimes as Jews. Furthermore, she specifies in her statement about a special envoy on Islamophobia that “white supremacists” are to be blamed, just as they to be blamed for antisemitism. Neither is true. It’s not white supremacists, it’s not even non-Muslims, but other Muslims of rival sects, who pose the greatest danger to Muslims.

Antisemitism is “the oldest hatred” in time and the one with the farthest range in space. In its violence and virulence, it far outdoes any of the other ethnic or religious hatreds. It can be found all over the lands of what was once Western Christendom. It can be found, too, all over the Muslim lands. Those who feel antipathy for Muslims do so because of what Muslims believe and do. Those who feel that extreme antipathy for Jews known as antisemitism do so no matter what Jews believe and do.

Antisemitism is a hatred that, in its obsessiveness, is like no other, and to be properly combated requires a long period of mental immunization that has to begin in early adulthood. This hatred can never disappear, though the number of its adherents can be reduced to manageable proportions. But no one, least of all a crude antisemite such as Ilhan Omar, should be allowed to divert energy and attention away from that fight by claiming, both falsely, and with malice aforethought, that “Islamophobia” is just as bad. There are six million ghosts who beg to differ.

 

America Under Siege: Soviet Islam

Rumble — "When the Soviet Union failed to eradicate religion, it quickly changed tactics. After World War II, Soviet Communists forged alliances with unlikely partners – radical Islamists and Middle Eastern nationalist dictators. Beginning in the Cold War and continuing through to today, the Kremlin has armed, trained, and supported these Islamists and dictators to advance a frightening goal: subverting their shared American enemy."

Source: https://capitalresearch.org/article/movie-now-live-america-under-siege-soviet-islam/

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

“Only a coalition of Islamists and Marxists can destroy the United States.”

Ilyich Ramírez Sánchez, AKA Carlos the Jackal


Soviet Islam is the second episode in the America Under Siege series releasing over the course of 2017. Each episode investigates the growing influence of revolutionary Marxists and their allies in different sectors of American society.

When the Soviet Union failed to eradicate religion, it quickly changed tactics. After World War II, Soviet Communists forged alliances with unlikely partners – radical Islamists and Middle Eastern nationalist dictators. Beginning in the Cold War and continuing through to today, the Kremlin has armed, trained, and supported these Islamists and dictators to advance a frightening goal: subverting their shared American enemy.

Those radicals became a domestic threat in the 1960s. Religious extremists like the Nation of Islam co-opted Soviet ideology to agitate American institutions and disrupt democracy. For the Soviets, the intent was to make the U.S. ungovernable through organized protest and violence. But while the Cold War may be over, the threat from the Kremlin is now more serious than ever.

Today, Putin is the heir to the Soviet strategy of subversion. Picking up where the old KGB left off, his regime continues to leverage the vast network of radicals across the Middle East and the West the Soviets created.

The film was written by and stars conservative author Trevor Loudon, was directed by Judd Saul and produced by Cohesion Films in partnership with Dangerous Documentaries (a project of the Capital Research Center).

Trevor’s research into Soviet and modern Russian influence on radical Islamism and Middle Eastern dictatorships is especially urgent given the current conflict in Syria. Showing that there are still so many influential political actors in America whose ideological roots grow out of the Soviet Union’s past meddling in Islamic society is unsettling — and helps explain Russia’s modern-day tactics to subvert its enemies from within.

America Under Siege: Soviet Islam is available to watch on DangerousDocumentaries.com — and at the top of this post!

Border Invasion Continues. Agents Have Caught More Than 1 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS Since October 1

Border Invasion Continues. Agents Have Caught More Than 1M Since October 1

BY R.CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/border-invasion-continues-agents-have-caught-more-than-1m-since-october-1/;

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U.S. border agents have apprehended more than one million illegal aliens at the border with Mexico since October 1, the beginning of the fiscal year, and are on track to apprehend at least an additional 550,000 if the June daily rate of apprehensions continues.

The latest monthly total of apprehensions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported, jumped 4.5 percent from last month to almost 190,000. As well, the number of criminals apprehended jumped 13.2 percent to almost 8,000 on the fiscal year.

If anything is clear about the crisis at the border, it’s this: Joe Biden and his leftist subalterns are trying to alter the demographics of the country by swamping it with the poor of Latin America in the hope they will become Democrat voters.

Invasion Continues

The latest shocking figure from the southwest frontier with Mexico and ports of entry followed May’s relatively small increase from April. Agents apprehended 188,829 illegals in June, up from 180,641 in May. In April, agents apprehended 178,850.

Monthly apprehensions zoomed almost the minute Biden took office and ordered federal immigration authorities to open the borders. In January, President Trump’s last month in office, agents caught 78,442 illegals. 


In February, they caught 101,095, a 28.9-percent increase.

The difference from October is even more stark. Apprehensions were 72,115. 

Some 63 percent of June’s apprehensions were, as usual, single adults: 117,602. Another 55,805, about 30 percent, were in so-called families.

Agents caught 178,416 trying to jump the border; they stopped the rest at ports of entry.

Totals This Year

The total apprehended thus far this year is staggering: 1,119,204; 1,076,242, or 96.2 percent, jumped the border.

The size of the Camp of the Saints invasion and the task facing border agents becomes even more incomprehensible in looking at daily and hourly figures:

  • For June: 6,294 per day; 262 per hour;
  • Fiscal 2021 through June: 6,183 per day; 258 per hour.

Should June’s rate continue through September, agents will catch another 579,048 by September 30, the last day of fiscal 2021. Total apprehensions will be almost 1.7 million.

That figure is slightly less than the population of West Virginia, and about equal to the population of Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth-largest city in the country.

If the lower rate for the nine months of the fiscal year holds, agents will apprehend another 568,836. The total for the year will be about the same. In 12 months, agents will have arrested the equivalent of every living soul in Phoenix or West Virginia.

Border authorities have no reason to believe the flow will stop.

Criminals Apprehended

Not surprisingly, agents have their hands full not just with jobless “migrants.” Criminals keep coming, too.

CPB reports that agents caught 7,830 thieves, rapists, murderers, drug dealers, drunk drivers, and others who came to do the jobs Americans won’t do.

  • Assault, battery, domestic violence: 881
  • Burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, fraud: 612
  • Driving under the influence: 1,250
  • Homicide, manslaughter: 46
  • Illegal drug possession, trafficking: 1,593
  • Illegal entry, re-entry: 4,378
  • Illegal weapons possession, transport, trafficking: 246
  • Sexual offenses: 393
  • Other: 2,049
As of May, agents had apprehended 6,918 criminal illegals. This year’s total of criminal illegals is already 221-percent more than last year’s 2,438.

Agents are catching about 870 per month. If that pace continues, they’ll have to deal with another 2,610 criminals for a total of 10,440 on the year.

Biden has done nothing to stanch the invasion and is, frighteningly, flying illegals around the country and dumping them into unsuspecting communities. How many are criminals Biden cannot know. And even if he could, he wouldn’t care.

He decided months ago not to deport dangerous criminal illegals.

Federal Judge Rules DACA Illegal

BY MATT MARGOLIS

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

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

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

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

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

He did not heed his own words.

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

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

This is story is developing…

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

BY  Aynaz Anni Cyrus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Really?

Quraishi knows “nothing” about Islam or Islamic Law?

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

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

True indeed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coffee County, TN: After A two-year investigation for criticizing Islam, Christian DA cleared by Board of Professional Responsibility

Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott, the appointed Casada-Jones Special Prosecutor, says he uses "prosecutorial discretion" to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage despite a Supreme Court ruling, and encourages county clerks not to either.

Our Conversation With Casada-Jones Special Prosecutor ...

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/tennessee-after-two-year-investigation-for-criticizing-islam-da-cleared-by-board-of-professional-responsibility;

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Freedom of speech? What’s that? If Northcott had said likened being a Christian to being part of the KKK or Aryan Nation, do you think he would have been investigated for two years? Of course not. He would have been made chairman of the local Critical Race Theory implementation board.

“Tennessee D.A. investigated for comments on homosexuality, Islam has case dismissed,” by Adrian Mojica, Fox17, July 12, 2021:

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A Tennessee District Attorney previously under fire for comments on homosexuality and Islam has been cleared by the Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) following a two year investigation.

Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott was under investigation following comments in 2019 in which Northcott wrote on social media Islam was a “evil, violent and against God’s truth” and likened being Muslim to “being part of the KKK, Aryan Nation, etc.”…

Northcott, who refused to be censured by the BPR and challenged the ruling, now says the matter has been dropped after he was granted a motion to dismiss the complaint against him without appeal from the BPR. Northcott says he stands by his comments in a public statement, calling the investigation against him an “attack.” “It was alleged that I am unfit to serve as District Attorney and to remain an attorney in Tennessee because I taught the Word of God regarding homosexuality from the pulpit of a church in Houston, Texas at a Bible conference primarily for pastors sponsored by a seminary as well as my expressing my thological [sic] belief regarding Islam while commenting on another individual’s Facebook post in my personal capacity,” Northcott writes. “Amazingly, this simple exercising of my God-given, constitutionally protected rights so upset certain groups of people that I made local, national, and international news and had to fight their efforts to have me disbarred for the last two years.”

After fighting the investigation successfully, Northcott says the BPR never alleged the mishandling of a specific case and admitted under oath…they could not find a single case that I or my office mishandled.”…

Convicted terrorists, some linked to ISIS and al-Qaeda, lead religious services at a third of US federal prisons

Adera Kaye on Terrorists using Prisons as Recruiting Grounds

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/convicted-terrorists-some-linked-to-isis-and-al-qaeda-lead-religious-services-at-a-third-of-us-federal-prisons;

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This is madness, fueled by the persistent fantasy that Islam is a religion of peace. U.S. prisons, like prisons in Britain, are allowing for jihad recruitment, and Americans will be paying the price.

“Islamic terrorists lead religious services in a quarter of federal prisons: inspector general report,” by Greg Piper, Just the News, July 8, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Inmates convicted on terrorism-related charges or with “known connections to terrorist organizations,” including the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab, were allowed to lead religious services at a third of the federal prisons audited by a federal watchdog, raising deep security concerns.

A recent audit by the Justice Department’s inspector general of the Chaplaincy Services Program in the Federal Bureau of Prisons found four out of 12 facilities in which terrorist inmates were eligible to lead religious services.

At three of the facilities, the prisoners were affiliated with Islamic terrorist groups, with at least two leading services “on a regular basis” or a “frequent basis.” One of them was chosen to lead services by other inmate coreligionists “due to his extensive faith knowledge and Arabic fluency.”

This wasn’t the first time the IG found terrorist inmates leading services, the report states, citing a March 2020 audit.

The July report blamed the absence of a “fully-staffed and diverse chaplaincy” for such lapses: The 236 chaplains are about 30 percent below BOP targets. This prompted many institutions to “turn to alternatives such as inmate-led services and heavy reliance on contract faith providers and minimally vetted volunteer faith providers to fill the gaps in the chaplaincy staff. These staffing shortages and alternatives present risks.”

BOP policies don’t restrict “certain inmates from leading services and appear to be inconsistent regarding the level of required monitoring,” the report states. It found only one chaplain who “reportedly took preemptive action to prevent a known terrorist from leading religious services.”

Chaplains told IG staff they let prisoners choose their own faith leaders “to avoid complaints, lawsuits, or the rejection of leaders that would otherwise be selected by BOP staff.”…

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Hush Money at Hamas-Linked CAIR

“America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization” appears to have a great deal to hide.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/sexual-harassment-discrimination-and-hush-money-robert-spencer/;

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Whenever an establishment media propagandist needs a quote on Islamic issues, he or she goes to the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which claims to be “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.” Whether or not it is the largest is highly debatable, as CAIR is quite secretive about its membership numbers, but it's certainly the most mediagenic. As for the “civil liberties” part, that has been laughable for years, given CAIR’s concerted efforts to oppose counterterror measures and defame opponents of jihad violence and Sharia oppression. And now, a former CAIR employee is showing just how far CAIR really is from its boastful claims about itself.

Numerous allegations of misconduct by CAIR top dogs have been revealed in a former CAIR employee’s response to a defamation suit from her old employers. According to CAIR’s suit, Lori Saroya, who ran CAIR’s Minnesota chapter from 2007 to 2016 and served on the board of directors of CAIR National until 2018, is “actively engaging in a systemic and continuous internet smear campaign to damage CAIR’s reputation and to cause CAIR severe economic harm.”

Saroya, however, has charged that CAIR “maintains a culture of misogyny,” and “has been dishonest and misleading with its donors, whose contributions it has frequently misused for the purpose of silencing critics.” She also states that CAIR’s “leadership has been dishonest with and breached its fiduciary duties to the CAIR Board, that it has violated basic rules of good governance and mismanaged the enterprise, all to the detriment of the causes about which it professes to care.”

IPT News reported that Saroya accuses CAIR of “discriminating against women in pay and other workplace issues, and of ignoring allegations of sexual harassment.” Saroya has “documented a pattern of discrimination and abuse inside CAIR,” which includes “sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation,” as well as discrimination against non-Sunni Muslims.

The civil liberties warriors at Hamas-linked CAIR deny all this, but is it really unbelievable that people who believe that Sharia is divine law would obey its often misogynistic precepts? After all, former CAIR Florida top dog Hassan Shibly has admitted entering “into religious marriage contracts with women outside his legal marriage.” Polygamy is illegal in American law, but legal in Islamic law, as it is allowed in the Qur’an (4:3). One of Shibly’s wives, Kyla McRoberts, refused him sex one night, whereupon, according to NPR, “he told her that, as his wife, she couldn’t say no.” That also is Islamic law: a woman cannot refuse sex to her husband under any circumstances.

Yes, that’s right, NPR. When even NPR, which up to now has maintained a wholly positive and thoroughly uncritical stance toward CAIR, starts talking about how bad things are there, they must be very bad indeed. NPR reported in April that “18 former employees at the national office and several prominent chapters…said there was a general lack of accountability when it came to perceived gender bias, religious bias or mismanagement. Many of those interviewed, both men and women, asked NPR not to use their names for fear of legal or professional retaliation.”

Saroya also charged that CAIR’s national Executive Director Nihad Awad “engaged in the most recent instance in a pattern of unwelcome and highly inappropriate conduct” toward her. Even after she rejected him, “Days later he continued this conduct, following her around the site of a conference, insisting on sitting next to her every time she moved to a different seat and pursuing her at the conference.” For Saroya, this was part of a “toxic culture at the highest levels of the organization and at certain CAIR chapters overseen by CAIR, a culture which was exacerbated by a culture of impunity.”

Why hasn’t any hint of this come out before? According to Saroya, it is because CAIR “spends substantial amounts of donors’ money in order to threaten, intimidate and sue those who have the courage to speak about CAIR’s culture of discrimination and misogyny.” This culture was so deeply embedded that in 2018, when CAIR was considering hiring an attorney named Karen Hernandez as executive director of its Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, Awad was furious, claiming that Hernandez, a survivor of domestic violence, had written a “vulgar and disgusting” article about the issue. Awad declared that if Hernandez were hired, he would “dis-affiliate CAIR-National from CAIR-DFW.” Hernandez’s employment offer was withdrawn.

Saroya’s response to CAIR’s defamation suit includes an email from CAIR attorney Danette Zaghari-Mask suggesting that Hernandez be paid $10,000 if she signed a non-disclosure agreement. Zaghari-Mask wrote: “The most serious risk she presents right now is in the form of public pressure and defamatory speech against” CAIR-DFW.

There is a great deal more in Saroya’s legal filing to worry Awad and company. At last, this sinister gang that traffics so freely in intimidation appears to have encountered someone who refuses to be intimidated. The fallout from that could be extraordinary, and could even spell the end of this sinister “civil rights” organization.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the 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.

 

REP. RASHIDA Tlaib calls for defunding Border Protection, Immigration Enforcement, and Department of Homeland Security

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/tlaib-calls-for-defunding-border-protection-immigration-enforcement-and-department-of-homeland-security;

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One might almost get the impression that she wants America defenseless before its enemies if it weren’t for the establishment media and the political elites reassuring us of how patriotic she is.

“Rashida Tlaib calls to defund immigration agencies amid border crisis,” by Mark Moore, New York Post, July 8, 2021:

​Rep. Rashida Tlaib, original member of the progressive “Squad,” is calling for defunding immigration agencies like Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and even the Department of Homeland Security, because they “terrorize” migrant communities.

Tlaib (D-Mich) in comments released Wednesday from an interview with Just Futures Law was reacting to a question about her thoughts on President Biden wanting to increase technology at the border for CBP​, Immigration and Customs Enforcement​ and the Department of Homeland Security in response to the ongoing crisis of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants arriving in the US.

“Look, the simple answer to that question is we must eliminate funding for CBP, ICE and their parent organization, DHS,” Tlaib told the legal group that opposes deportation.

“Time after time we have seen it as advocates on the ground, as human services agencies on the ground continue to see over and over again, that these agencies are inept to humanely guiding migrants through our immigration system and instead they further continue to terrorize migrant communities located within our communities,” she said in the interview​ recorded last month.​…​

Boston: ‘Dark/Middle Eastern’ man viciously stabs rabbi in front of Jewish day school

Rabbi Stabbed Outside Shaloh House Synagogue In Brighton; Suspect Is In Custody

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/boston-dark-middle-eastern-man-viciously-stabs-rabbi-in-front-of-jewish-day-school;

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Jihad? Islamic anti-Semitism? Possibly. But in any case there is no doubt that the rise in anti-Semitism is tied to the Left’s increasingly virulent anti-Israel rhetoric.

 

 

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Boston: A Man Named Khaled Awad Viciously Stabs Rabbi In Broad Daylight, Cops Search for Motive

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/07/02/boston-a-man-named-khaled-awad-viciously-stabs-rabbi-in-broad-daylight-cops-search-for-motive-n1459053;

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On Thursday afternoon in Boston, a man named Khaled Awad, 24, approached Shaloh House, a synagogue and school where a children’s day camp was being held. There he encountered Rabbi Shlomo Noginski, who was sitting on the school’s steps and talking on the phone. Awad pulled out a gun and demanded that Noginski hand over his car keys, and also told Noginski to get into the car. Instead, Noginski ran across the street into Brighton Common park. Awad followed and stabbed Noginski eight times; the rabbi is in stable condition in a nearby hospital.

 

According to WCVB, “Investigators said the motive of the stabbing was not immediately clear,” but there are actually quite a lot of clear clues.

Around the time of the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel, Palestinian Muslims and their supporters committed acts of violence against Jews and supporters of Israel all over the United States. In New York City, a Muslim mob screaming “Allahu akbar” attacked a Jewish man in midtown Manhattan. Also in Manhattan, Palestinians threatened violence and screamed anti-Semitic slurs at Jews. One threw a mini-firebomb. Pro-jihad protesters stormed a restaurant and spat on Jewish patrons; one of the thugs threw a bottle. A Muslim, Waseem Awawdeh, was arrested for viciously beating a Jew in Times Square.

In Los Angeles, Palestinian protesters asked people dining at the Sushi Fumi restaurant if they were Jewish, and proceeded to attack them with knives. Elsewhere in Los Angeles, two cars festooned with Palestinian flags chased a Jewish man down a street as he was leaving his synagogue.

In Florida, a van also bearing a Palestinian flag and emblazoned with the slogan “Hitler was Right” drove past a pro-Israel demonstration.

In Skokie, Illinois, a pro-jihad vandal wearing an Arab headdress smashed a synagogue window and left a Palestine flag and a pro-jihad sign inside.

Was Khaled Awad moved by the same rage and hatred of the State of Israel to stab Rabbi Shlomo Noginski? We may never know for sure, especially if the answer doesn’t fit the establishment media narrative, but there is no reason to discount the possibility. For years, Palestinian jihadis have garnered support all over the world by means of victimhood propaganda featuring fabricated atrocities that are designed to stoke rage against Israel and to justify violence against its civilians and supporters.

Could that have had something to do with why a man sitting on the steps of a school and talking on his phone in Boston would suddenly become the victim of a violent assault? Of course.

There is another, and related, possible motive as well: the deeply-rooted and yet still largely unrecognized anti-Semitism of the most sacred text of Islam. Did Khaled Awad read the Qur’an’s words about the Jews being the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82)? The Qur’an also says that the Jews fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30) and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

Combine that with the vicious Palestinian victimhood propaganda against Israel, and you have a lethal mix. When one believes that Jews are accursed and that one has a divine command to war against them, it becomes far easier to accept all that victimhood propaganda and to begin to see Jews as the focus and source of all the evil in the world.

Khaled Awad may not believe any of this. But the worst aspect of the aftermath of this attack is that investigators may never explore this possibility at all since it conflicts with multiple assumptions of the reigning Leftist orthodoxy. And that will only help ensure that something like this will happen again, and again, and again.

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https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/boston-muslim-who-stabbed

 

US professors and NGOs participate in Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated conference

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/06/us-professors-and-ngos-participate-in-muslim-brotherhood-affiliated-conference;

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Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the United States are dedicated, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” But it’s no surprise that the University of Denver and these professors would be involved in this. The universities in the U.S. are bought and paid for. Universities today are not institutions of higher learning, but indoctrination centers for far-Left propaganda. This did not happen by accident. At Georgetown University, Saudi money funds the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and its Bridge Initiative, both of which are dedicated to propagating the fictions that Islam is a religion of peace and that Sharia is benign and compatible with democracy an intellectual veneer while smearing and defaming all those who speak the truth about Islam and Sharia as “Islamophobes.” Georgetown’s faculty is full of Wahhabis, Salafis, and apologists for Islam, including Islamic convert and pro-slavery spokesman Jonathan A. C. Brown. And that’s just Georgetown. Imagine what it must be like at the schools where these academic ideologues indoctrinate their hapless students.

“American professors, NGOs participate in Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated conference,” by Israel Kasnett, JNS, June 25, 2021:

(June 25, 2021 / JNS) Israel continues to draw the ire of hateful detractors who wish to see what they perceive as the “apartheid Jewish Zionist colonial state” replaced in full by a state called Palestine.

The Center for Islam & Global Affairs (CIGA) in Turkey hosted its second international conference on Palestine from June 18-23, sponsored in part by the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Turkish umbrella group the Global Coalition for Quds and Palestine. The program was replete with Palestinian propaganda, revisionist history, and blatant anti-Semitism and anti-Israel vitriol.

The conference, which features online sessions with professors and anti-Israel activists from around the world, was initiated by Sami Al-Arian, who pled guilty in 2006 to providing services and assistance to the U.S.-designated terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The U.S. Justice Department sentenced Al-Arian to prison time and deportation, after which Al-Arian established CIGA, a center that he uses to promote his anti-Israel agenda.

What has concerned the pro-Israel community is that a number of the panelists at the conference are professors at publicly funded American schools. The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School for International Studies, for example, is a co-sponsor; its logo features prominently on the advertisement.

Miriam Elman, executive director of the Academic Engagement Network, an educational nonprofit that focuses on combating campus anti-Semitism and Israel delegitimization on U.S. campuses, told JNS she was “shocked” to see the logo of the University of Denver featured as such.

“In light of the disturbing connections between some of the slated speakers and anti-Israel terrorist organizations,” she said, “the university must immediately condemn terror violence, and hopefully, reconsider its co-sponsorship of this deeply offensive program.”

A JNS inquiry to the Korbel School received no response by the time of publication.

Called for the destruction of Israel

In his address to one of the numerous panels, Al-Arian slammed Israel, telling the conference “there is no doubt we are talking about a settler, colonialist movement. What we see here today is an attempt to depopulate the indigenous people, and bring in as many Jews from around the world and try to bring a system that is properly being identified now as apartheid. There is no doubt about this.”

He called Israel a “racist movement” that works in a “Zionist onslaught” to replace the “indigenous people,” and called for the destruction of Israel, saying “the essence of the struggle should be to dismantle this structure,” i.e., meaning Israel.

Eleven American professors were initially slated to participate in the conference as speakers—nine from public universities. Among them were Joseph Massad from Columbia University and Lubna Qutami, assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Qutami is also a founder of the terror-supporting group Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM).

San Francisco State University professor Rabab Abdulhadi, who sought to invite terrorist and airplane hijacker Leila Khaled to give a lecture to her students and was blocked by Zoom, YouTube and Facebook, attempted to discredit the right-wing pro-Israel lobby, and went on to name every existing organization and individual.

Huwaida Arraf from the National Lawyers Guild, USA, accused Israel of committing crimes of apartheid and genocide, and of acting as a “colonial regime.”

Ahlam Muhtaseb of California State University, San Bernardino, accused Israel of “ethnic expulsion of Palestinians from their homes” and stated that Palestinian activists are “reclaiming the narrative and outsmarting the colonial, imperial powers behind social media.”

Despite the fact that the conference was hosted by a convicted supporter of a jihadist terror group and sponsored by a group that has strong affiliation to the Muslim Brotherhood, multiple representatives of NGOs participated as speakers, including Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch. In 2016, Shakir was expelled from Israel for promoting the anti-Israel BDS boycott movement….

Pope Francis: ‘Tear Down the Walls’ against Islam!

Only your walls, not his.

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/pope-francis-tear-down-walls-against-islam-raymond-ibrahim/;

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Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Pope Francis wants any and all walls, real or figurative, that stand between the West and Islam broken down immediately—or so he’s constantly saying.

Most recently, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, he called for the “growth of a more supportive humanity that tears down the wall of indifference.”  This was spoken in the context of urging Europeans to take in more illegally arrived Muslim migrants.

Earlier, in March 2019, when asked  “a question about migration in general and about U.S. President Donald Trump’s then threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico,” the pope pontificated in platitudes: “Builders of walls,” he said, “be they made of razor wire or bricks, will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build….  With fear, we will not move forward, with walls, we will remain closed within these walls.”

Less than a week before that, Francis lectured the mayor of Rome about the need to be more welcoming to Muslim migrants. “Rome,” he declared, “a hospitable city, is called to face this epochal challenge [floods of Muslim migrants demanding entry] in the wake of its noble history; to use its energies to welcome and integrate, to transform tensions and problems into opportunities for meeting and growth.”

“Rome,” he exulted, “city of bridges, never walls!”

The grand irony of all this is that Pope Francis lives in the only state to be surrounded by walls—Vatican City—and most of these bastions were erected to ward off ongoing Islamic invasions.

In 846, for example, a Muslim fleet from North Africa consisting of 73 ships and 11,000 Muslims, landed in Ostia near Rome.  Muslim merchants who frequently visited Italy had provided them with precise intelligence that made the raid a success.  Although they were unable to breach the preexisting walls of the Eternal City, they sacked and despoiled the surrounding countryside, including—to the consternation of Christendom—the venerated and centuries-old basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul.  The Muslim invaders desecrated the tombs of the revered apostles and stripped them of all their treasures.

Pope Leo IV (847-855) responded by building many more walls, including fifteen bastions along the right bank of the Tiber River, the mouth of which was forthwith closed with a chain to protect the sacred sites from further Muslim raids and desecrations.  Completed by 852, the walls were in places 40 feet high and 12 feet thick.

Further anticipating the crusades against Islam by over two centuries—and thus showing how they were a long time coming—Pope Leo (and after him Pope John VIII) offered the remission of sins for those Christians who died fighting Islamic invaders.  Such was the existential and ongoing danger Muslims referred to in contemporary sources as “Sons of Satan,” caused for Europe—more than two centuries before the First Crusade was launched in 1095.

Indeed, just three years after the initial Muslim invasion of Rome, “in 849 the Muslims attempted a new landing at Ostia; then, every year from around 857 on, they threatened the Roman seaboard,” explains French medieval historian C. E. Dufourcq:

In order to get rid of them, Pope John VIII  decided in 878 to promise them an annual payment [or jizya] of several thousand gold pieces; but this tribute of the Holy See to Islam seems to have been paid for only two years; and from time to time until the beginning of the tenth century, the Muslims reappeared at the mouth of the Tiber or along the coast nearby.

Today, many Muslims, not just of the ISIS-variety, continue to boast that Islam will conquer Rome, the only of five ancient apostolic sees never to have been subjugated by jihad (unlike Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Constantinople). 

Similarly, many Muslims all throughout Europe continue exhibiting the same hostility and contempt for all things and persons non-Islamic, whether by vandalizing churches and breaking crosses or by raping “infidel” women as theirs by right

And that is the point that Pope Francis—whose own ancient city would never have lasted to the present if not for walls—misses: walls should only go down and bridges should only be extended when both parties are willing to live in amicable peace. Otherwise, they serve only to make the destructive work of those who have for centuries been trying to conquer and destroy in the name of Islam that much easier.

For more on how walls saved Western civilization, see Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

Sen. Stabenow Gives Award to Group Linked to Terror and Bigotry

ICNA harbors death squad leader, while promoting domestic violence against women.

BY JOE KAUFMAN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/sen-stabenow-gives-award-group-linked-terror-and-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).

The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is the American arm of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), South Asia’s largest Islamist group. As such, ICNA is related to terrorist organizations and spreads fanatic ideologies. Recently, United States Senator from Michigan and Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow, gave ICNA an award for community service. In learning about this travesty, this author contacted Senator Stabenow’s office, in hopes of persuading the Senator to rescind the award. Her staffer allotted me just one short minute to rattle off five reasons why she should do so. The following will discuss each reason.

As mentioned, ICNA is linked to groups involved in South Asian terror. Being related to JI means ICNA is also related to JI’s militant wing, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), a group found on the US State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) that has been responsible for several terrorist attacks in the Kashmir region of India. In December 2017, ICNA, under its subsidiary Helping Hands for Relief and Development (HHRD), organized an event featuring Qari Rehmtullah, the Timergara, Pakistan chief of Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). FIF is a US-banned front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

For the past three decades, ICNA has harbored Ashrafuz Zaman Khan, a former death squad commander in JI’s then-military wing, al-Badr, during the 1971 genocide committed in what is now called Bangladesh. In November 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) sentenced Khan to death (in absentia) for the torture and murder of 18 individuals, at the time of the massacres. Without an extradition treaty between Bangladesh and the US, Khan has been able to remain here. Khan has served as National Vice President of ICNA and President of ICNA New York. According to Khan’s LinkedIn page, he is currently acting as an imam for ICNA.

ICNA has been tied to support for Hamas and other terrorist outfits. In July 2014, ICNA co-sponsored a pro-Hamas rally in Downtown Miami, where rally goers repeatedly shouted, “We are Hamas” and “Let’s go Hamas.” In August 2006, JI’s Al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF) took a delegation to the Damascus, Syria home of then-global Hamas leader, Khaled Mashal, and handed him a check for $100,000 to continue terrorist acts against Israel. At the time ICNA was a partner and top donor to AKF. ICNA has used the web to promote terrorist groups, including Hamas, Hezbollah and the Taliban and the financing of al-Qaeda-related militants in Chechnya.

ICNA actively propagates material touting domestic violence as a valid method for husbands to punish wives they consider unruly. ICNA’s subsidiary Why Islam (WI) features on its website the controversial text, Gender Equity in Islamby accused Hamas financing co-conspirator Jamal Badawi. It states, “Men are the protectors and maintains of women… [T]he righteous women are devoutly obedient… As to those women on whose part you fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds (and last) beat them (lightly).” The book says some have suggested the use of a small toothbrush (miswak) to be used for the beatings.

ICNA’s leadership has targeted Jews and homosexuals with bigotry. Abdul Rauf Khan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ICNA subsidiary ICNA Relief. In July 2014, Khan, an avid Louis Farrakhan fan, promoted on Facebook an anti-Semitic video labeling comedian talk show host Bill Maher, “Zionist Jew Bill Maher.” In April 2018, Khan removed most of his Facebook page, after this author exposed him for posting the anti-gay propaganda piece, “Why is it haram [forbidden] to actively be gay?” which was produced by a media outlet that openly supports Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HT), a radical Muslim group that calls for homosexuals to be put to death.

Up until recently, ICNA’s Why Islam featured a message board on its website, where the forum moderators used it to make posts deriding Jews and in favor of Hamas and the destruction of Israel. One Why Islam moderator, Marwan, in response to a story about an Indian restaurant called “Hitler’s Cross” that was adorned with Nazi symbols, crudely joked, “Nazi restaurant… I wonder if they have kosher meals.” Another WI mod, Br Jim C, wrote concerning Israel, “Those Jews that speak out against such atrocity by holding their public officials accountable are the ones who deserve peace and life… The rest will one day end up in the Mediterranean sea.”

On March 1, 2021, US Senator Debbie Stabenow presented ICNA with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. According to the certificate, it was awarded to the group “for providing compassionate support services for individuals and families in Southeast Michigan during the coronavirus pandemic.”

In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, ICNA took the opportunity to set up stations in different parts of the US to provide food and essentials to local communities. Normally, this would be viewed as an altruistic endeavor, for many have suffered as a result of the virus. But given the group’s radical background, there is no doubt that this was done specifically to provide cover for ICNA’s extremist identity and to create the façade that the group is a civic-minded charity. The cynical exploitation of the Covid crisis proved to be a PR boon for ICNA, earning it Congressional legitimization and approval in the form of Stabenow’s award.

It is obvious that, when Senator Stabenow gave ICNA this honor, she was either ignorant of ICNA’s terror-related and bigoted history or she ignored it. However, now that it has been brought to her attention, it is incumbent upon the Senator to rectify this grievous error that bears her signature and rescind this award immediately. Failure to do so in light of the facts, as presented above, makes Stabenow complicit in enabling ICNA to carry out its radical agenda and continue to deceive the public as to its sinister intentions.

Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

EBay Bans Dr. Seuss, Allows Hezbollah

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/06/ebay-bans-dr-seuss-allows-hezbollah;

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

eBay is very careful to keep the marketplace safe from things that might offend crybullies.

Online marketplace eBay Inc. said it is working to prevent the resale of six Dr. Seuss books that were pulled earlier this week by the company in charge of the late author’s works because they contain offensive imagery.

There’s no room for And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street on eBay. Hezbollah though is another matter, as Aussie Dave at Isreallycool notes.

In January of this year, reader Craig noticed that an eBay seller named rentonstore was selling Hizbullah items – things like patches, flags and hats, which glorify the antisemitic Islamic terrorist group.

The eBay store in question still appears to be active, but the user who complained about it was banned. eBay, like the rest of Big Tech, is keeping the site free of Dr. Seuss books, but a safe space for Islamic terrorists.

And To Think I Saw That Hezbollah Flag on eBay.

Rashida Tlaib’s Finance Director Bullies, Harasses U.S. and Florida Legislators Over ‘Palestine’

State Rep. Carlos Smith accuses Rasha Mubarak and group of homophobia.

BY JOE KAUFMAN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/rashida-tlaibs-finance-director-bullies-harasses-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).

Rasha Mubarak, an anti-Israel activist and Finance Director for US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, is destroying relationships she has spent years building in the Democratic Party. She is leading an angry group of Israel bashers on a journey to intimidate and ridicule Progressive members of the US and Florida Legislatures, who do not cater to her and her group’s full list of demands. One of these legislators, Carlos Smith, following a testy and vulgar encounter with Mubarak and co., accused the group of homophobia. It is common for Islamists and their allies to target Jews and gays, and it is like Mubarak to add more Democrats to her list of enemies.

Rasha Mubarak hates Israel, so much so that she says Israel, a sovereign nation, has no right to self-defense. She also supports Palestinian terrorists. At the end of the 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict, she cheered Hamas. This past March, she posted a video on her social media honoring former PFLP spokesman Ghassan Khanafani. In June and July 2020, Mubarak posted memorials for car-ramming terrorist Ahmed Erekat, who was shot and killed after attempting to run over a female Israeli border officer. And this past November, Mubarak promoted then-jailed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Maher al-Akhras with a message to free all like him.

This month, once again, Mubarak sought to whitewash terror. On June 12th, when Israeli border guards shot dead a Palestinian woman approaching them with a knife at a West Bank checkpoint after she ignored orders to stop, Mubarak absurdly and baselessly described the event as “Israel’s deliberate attempts at Palestinian erasure.” Also, this month, Mubarak posted a statement written by Hamas fan Samer Owaida, ridiculously claiming that “Not a single Palestinian resistance org has ever committed a war crime.” This, when suicide bombings and firing rockets indiscriminately into civilian neighborhoods are universally considered war crimes.

It is this same irrational fanaticism that has driven Mubarak, under the banner ‘Florida Palestine Network,’ to organize others in an effort to terrorize Florida lawmakers from the US and Florida Legislatures with bullying tactics and a list of untenable demands. These demands include 1. condemning Israel for “state-sanctioned violence” against Palestinians and “forced expulsions” from and “forced demolitions” of Palestinian homes, 2. ending US military aid to Israel, and 3. denouncing Florida bill H.B. 741, which protects Jews from anti-Semitism.

H.B. 741, which was voted for unanimously in the Florida House and Senate, impacts Mubarak and her group of radicals personally, as it acts in part against those (anti-Semites) who single out Israel for attack on college campuses. The bill was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the signing ceremony of which took place in Jerusalem.

At least two of the Florida legislators who have been targeted by Mubarak, Representatives Carlos Guillermo Smith and Anna Eskamani, in the past, have been seen as friends and allies of Mubarak. They have participated in events with Mubarak and embraced Mubarak. Now, these two have been vilified by Mubarak and her group with a vengeance.

On June 3rd, the group showed up on Representative Smith’s office doorstep. He came outside and, for over 40 minutes, listened to them, as they piled abuse on him. They accused him of “actively diminishing Palestinian rights” and being “complicit” with “Islamophobic rhetoric.” One member kept bringing up the term, “Jewish supremacy.” Another told him, “You just want to be coddled and told you’re doing fine. Oh, you did okay, because one time you said that you were pro-Palestine. That doesn’t matter now… People are f**king dying, so if we have to come here and yell at you, then that’s what we have to do.” She called his words to them, “bulls**t.”

When Representative Smith left, Mubarak began a chant, “Carlos Smith, you can’t hide.” The group mockingly laughed at him, as he quickly came out to tell the group he was not hiding. Later, Mubarak can be seen on video shouting at Smith, “Get out of my face!” She accused Smith of repeatedly “slamming the door on my face” and “almost severing my fingers off.” According to Smith, who is openly gay, someone from the group was “shouting into the megaphone about my husband” and saying his name. He stated, the “group began laughing after someone called him my ‘boyfriend.’” He accused the group of practicing homophobia.

The disrespect shown to Representative Smith was also given to Representative Eskamani. During the Smith episode, Mubarak’s younger cousin, Syria Lutfi, wore a placard around her neck of a long note Eskamani had sent her on social media. Lutfi, who at five years old, in January 2006, allegedly witnessed her father Mohammed attempt to stab her mother with a steak knife, described Eskamani’s tweets to her as “belittling,” “ignorant,” and meant to “serve as a tactic distraction to deflect from Palestinian voices.” In the note to Lutfi, Eskamani accused Mubarak of not liking her “on a personal level” and claimed the group was “yelling” at her.

It appears that Mubarak’s ‘Florida Palestine Network’ project has been a complete failure, as not one of the Representatives and Senators the group has targeted have given in to the group’s demands. On top of this, Mubarak and her group have looked like bullies, stalkers, and, at times, lunatics, in the process. Furthermore, relationships with key Democratic lawmakers, who Mubarak had spent years developing alliances with, have now been severely compromised, and quite possibly these individuals will never be able to work with her again.

On June 25th, Rasha Mubarak is scheduled to speak along with US Congressman Andre Carson, at a lunch session, during the Indiana Young Democrats (IYD) convention. The Indiana Democratic Party (IDP) – indeed, the National Democratic Committee (NDC) – should take note of how Mubarak is working to tear down Democratic leaders and sow divisiveness within the Democratic Party and move to cancel this event. Bigotry against Jews and homosexuals should never be tolerated by any political party, let alone the party which claims to be the paragon of tolerance and inclusivity.

Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

Pope Francis: ‘Tear Down the Walls’ Against Islam!

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/raymond-ibrahim/2021/06/23/pope-francis-tear-down-the-walls-against-islam-n1456537;

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Pope Francis wants any and all walls, real or figurative, that stand between the West and Islam broken down immediately — or so he’s constantly saying.

Most recently, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, he called for the “growth of a more supportive humanity that tears down the wall of indifference.”  This was spoken in the context of urging Europeans to take in more illegally-arrived Muslim migrants.

Earlier, in March 2019, when asked “a question about migration in general and about U.S. President Donald Trump’s then-threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico,” the pope pontificated in platitudes. “Builders of walls,” he said, “be they made of razor wire or bricks, will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build. … With fear, we will not move forward, with walls, we will remain closed within these walls.”

Less than a week before that, Francis lectured the mayor of Rome about the need to be more welcoming to Muslim migrants. “Rome,” he declared, “a hospitable city, is called to face this epochal challenge [floods of Muslim migrants demanding entry] in the wake of its noble history; to use its energies to welcome and integrate, to transform tensions and problems into opportunities for meeting and growth.”

“Rome,” he exulted, “city of bridges, never walls!”

The grand irony of all this is that Pope Francis lives in the only state to be surrounded by walls — Vatican City — and most of these bastions were erected to ward off ongoing Islamic invasions.

In 846, for example, a Muslim fleet from North Africa consisting of 73 ships and 11,000 Muslims, landed in Ostia near Rome. Muslim merchants who frequently visited Italy had provided them with precise intelligence that made the raid a success. Although they were unable to breach the pre-existing walls of the Eternal City, they sacked and despoiled the surrounding countryside, including — to the consternation of Christendom — the venerated and centuries-old basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul. The Muslim invaders desecrated the tombs of the revered apostles and stripped them of all their treasures.

Pope Leo IV (847-855) responded by building many more walls, including fifteen bastions along the right bank of the Tiber River, the mouth of which was forthwith closed with a chain to protect the sacred sites from further Muslim raids and desecrations. Completed by 852, the walls were in places 40 feet high and 12 feet thick.

Further anticipating the crusades against Islam by over two centuries — and thus showing how they were a long time coming — Pope Leo (and after him Pope John VIII) offered the remission of sins for those Christians who died fighting Islamic invaders. Such was the existential and ongoing danger Muslims referred to in contemporary sources as “Sons of Satan,” caused for Europe — more than two centuries before the First Crusade was launched in 1095.

Indeed, just three years after the initial Muslim invasion of Rome, “in 849 the Muslims attempted a new landing at Ostia; then, every year from around 857 on, they threatened the Roman seaboard,” explains French medieval historian C. E. Dufourcq:

In order to get rid of them, Pope John VIII  decided in 878 to promise them an annual payment [or jizya] of several thousand gold pieces; but this tribute of the Holy See to Islam seems to have been paid for only two years; and from time to time until the beginning of the tenth century, the Muslims reappeared at the mouth of the Tiber or along the coast nearby.

Today, many Muslims, not just of the ISIS variety, continue to boast that Islam will conquer Rome, the only one of five ancient apostolic sees never to have been subjugated by jihad (unlike Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Constantinople).

Similarly, many Muslims all throughout Europe continue exhibiting the same hostility and contempt for all things and persons non-Islamic, whether by vandalizing churches and breaking crosses or by raping “infidel” women as theirs by right.

And that is the point that Pope Francis — whose own ancient city would never have lasted to the present if not for walls — misses: walls should go down and bridges should be extended only when both parties are willing to live in amicable peace.  Otherwise, they serve only to make the destructive work of those who have for centuries been trying to conquer and destroy in the name of Islam that much easier.

For more on how walls saved Western civilization, see Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

Raymond Ibrahim

Raymond Ibrahim, an expert in Islamic history and doctrine, is author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (2018); Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013); and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). He has appeared on C-SPAN, Al-Jazeera, CNN, NPR, and PBS, and been published by the New York Times SyndicateLos Angeles TimesWashington PostFinancial TimesWeekly StandardChronicle of Higher Education, and Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst. Formerly an Arabic linguist at the Library of Congress, Ibrahim has guest lectured at many universities, including the U.S. Army War College, briefed governmental agencies such as U.S. Strategic Command, and testified before Congress. He has been a visiting fellow/scholar at a variety of Institutes—from the Hoover Institution to the National Intelligence University—and is currently a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute. His full biography is available here.  Follow Raymond at Twitter and Facebook.

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DOJ Warns States About Second Amendment Sanctuaries~Meanwhile immigration sanctuary policies are lauded and emulated

BY MICHAEL CUTLER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/doj-hypocritically-warns-states-about-second-michael-cutler/;

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On June 17, 2021 AOL published an Associated Press report under the title, Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws.  This report began with this excerpt:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state cant ignore federal law after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules.

In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause outweighs the measure that Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Saturday. The new rules penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton said the law threatens to disrupt the working relationship between federal and local authorities, they said in the letter, noting that Missouri receives federal grants and technical assistance.

The public safety of the people of the United States and citizens of Missouri is paramount,” Boynton wrote in the letter.

The DOJ did not have to wait long for a response.  Just hours later, as reported by ABC News, Missouri responds defiantly to Justice Dept. over gun law, which noted, in part:

Similar bills were introduced in more than a dozen other states this year, including Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Iowa. In Texas, the governor has called for the state to become a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary.

Wow!  A new form of “Sanctuary policies” enacted by state governments and the federal government under Mr. Biden’s “leadership” is upset!

Having uttered the magic word “Sanctuary”, we cannot ignore that over the past several decades a growing number of cities and states, almost invariably led by radical leftists, have implemented so-called “sanctuary policies” that, to varying degrees, hamper cooperation between local and state police and federal immigration law enforcement authorities.

Certainly, our nation’s immigration laws are serious laws that were enacted to protect national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans.

Frequently these sanctuary policies have increased to the point where detainees lodged by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) personnel have been blatantly ignored so that aliens who have serious criminal histories were released from custody rather than be turned over to ICE so that could be deported from the United States.

A few of these cases received attention from the media, but in reality, a huge number of such criminal aliens who should have been removed (deported) from the United States were permitted to roam freely in towns and cities across the United States, all too frequently, with tragic results.

Consider the horrific case of 32-year-old Kate Steinle who was shot to death by Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, a citizen of Mexico who was illegally present in the United States and had an extensive criminal history in the United States.  He had been previously deported from the United States five times so that his mere presence in the United States constituted a felony under a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA): 8 U.S. Code § 1326.

On December 1, 2017, Business Insider published a report about this case, Kate Steinle's death at the hands of a Mexican national became a flashpoint in the immigration debate — here's the story behind her killing.  Here is an excerpt from this report:

At the time of Steinle's death, Garcia Zarate had been convicted of nonviolent drug crimes and deported five times since the early 1990s.

He faced a sixth deportation in 2015 and was in Justice Department (DOJ) custody that March after serving 46 months in prison for a felony re-entry into the US, but instead of transferring him into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation, the department transferred him to the San Francisco County Jail for prosecution of a 1995 marijuana charge.

San Francisco prosecutors, who had long ago deprioritized marijuana charges, dismissed the decades-old charge and released Garcia Zarate on April 15, 2015. Due to San Francisco's policy of limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities — which some refer to as a "sanctuary" policy — the city did not inform ICE when they released Garcia Zarate.

There is a huge number of similar cases around the United States, where "sanctuary policies” that contradict federal immigration law has resulted in the death and injury of thousands of victims at the hands of aliens who were illegal in the United States, subject to deportation but were shielded, aided and abetted by the jurisdictions who declared themselves to be “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens, in apparent violations of a number of laws, beginning with 8 U.S. Code § 1324 that begins with the following:

(a) Criminal penalties

            (1)

(A) Any person who—

(i) knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;

(ii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;

(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;

(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or

(v)

(I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or

(II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,

When President Trump acted to end sanctuary policies that harbor and shield illegal aliens, out of his well-founded concerns about public safety and national security, he was rebuffed in the courts and by globalists who complained that his efforts were based on xenophobia” and God knows what else!

Did the bipartisan 9/11 Commission that we keep so much about by Nancy Pelosi suffer from racism and xenophobia?  Pelosi has repeatedly called for a “9/11-style commission” to investigate the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Back on December 21, 2004, the Congressional Research Service issued a wide-ranging report that must be made mandatory reading for every political leader of the United States.  The title of the report was: 9/11 Commission: Legislative Action Concerning U.S. Immigration Law and Policy in the 108th Congress Updated December 21, 2004.

Here is the summary of this report began:

Summary

Reforming the enforcement of immigration law is a core component of the recommendations made by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission). The 19 hijackers responsible for the 9/11 attacks were foreign nationals, many of whom were able to obtain visas to enter the United States through the use of forged documents. Incomplete intelligence and screening enabled many of the hijackers to enter the United States despite flaws in their entry documents or suspicions regarding their past associations. According to the Commission, up to 15 of the hijackers could have been intercepted or deported through more diligent enforcement of immigration laws.

The 9/11 Commissions immigration-related recommendations focused primarily on targeting terrorist travel through an intelligence and security strategy based on reliable identification systems and effective, integrated information-sharing. As Congress has considered these recommendations, however, possible legislative responses have broadened to include significant and possibly far-reaching changes in the substantive law governing immigration and how that law is enforced, both at the border and in the interior of the United States.

The next time Nancy or her disciples invoke the 9/11 Commission, they need to be pointedly asked if they read the 9/11 Commission Report and how they and the Biden administration can blithely ignore the clear and present danger the Biden administration’s immigration policies (actions and lack of action) create for America and Americans.

Our nation’s Constitution and laws are not a menu from which picky eaters can decide what to order or not order.  It is hypercritical and beyond outrageous that the DOJ would attack Sanctuary policies regarding the Second Amendment while not only sanctioning immigration sanctuary policies but actually emulating those extremely dangerous policies in clear violation of standing federal law and in direct opposition to the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

AFL PRESIDENT STEPHEN MILLER REACTS TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S OPERATION CENTRAL AMERICAN AIRLIFT FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS’ RELATIVES

BY STEPHEN MILLER

SEE: https://www.aflegal.org/news/afl-president-stephen-miller-reacts-to-president-bidens-operation-central-american-airlift-for-illegal-aliens-relatives;

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday evening, AFL President Stephen Miller reacted to the announcement that the Departments of Homeland Security and State are jointly expanding the blatantly unlawful Central American Minors (CAM) Program–originally created under the Obama Administration and ended under the Trump Administration–effectively creating a new chain migration program for illegal aliens.  CAM was already illegal, as Congress never created, nor authorized it.  Under the newly announced expansion of the program, millions of illegal aliens and non-citizens living in the United States are now eligible to formally petition to have the U.S. government transport their relatives to the United States on the taxpayer’s dime.

Read AFL President Stephen Miller’s full statement:

“The Biden Administration’s war on national sovereignty has reached unimaginable new depths. Unsatisfied with simply melting the border through nationwide catch-and-release, they have announced a new program to find and recruit the relatives of illegal aliens and fly them into the United States.  The new program is a colossal airlift operation for the relatives of illegal aliens now living in the United States.  Under this preposterous and plainly unlawful program, illegal aliens now residing inside the United States — including recipients of deferred action and those who have merely applied for asylum — can petition the government to ‘parole’ their children into the United States, or any other relative over whom they assert guardian status,” Stephen Miller said. “A larger magnet for illegal immigration could not be envisioned: sneak across the border, gain a foothold in the United States, and then the government will then bring in the rest of your family.  We are conscripting career Homeland Security and Department of State officials into providing a global taxi service for illegal aliens and their families.  This massive, government-fueled surge of both illegal and low-skilled migration will place enormous burdens on the already burdened shoulders of the U.S. workers and taxpayers. What the Biden Administration has announced is illegal, unconstitutional, and unconscionable.”

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Pope Francis renews his call for tearing down of ‘walls of indifference’ toward Muslim migrants

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/06/pope-francis-renews-his-call-for-tearing-down-of-walls-of-indifference-toward-muslim-migrants;

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Despite the societal maladies associated with unvetted Muslim migration, including no-go zones, surges in crime, rape gangs, jihad threats, jihad preaching and the like, Pope Francis is a foremost defender of facilitating illegal Muslim migration. He has now renewed his call for “tearing down the walls of indifference” toward migrants but appears indifferent to the multitudes who have fallen victim to many of the migrants. The Pope zeroed in on a shipwreck that claimed the lives of 700 African migrants who willingly tried to cross over illegally into Europe. Many of these ships are operated by people smugglers; this particular ship was “skippered by Mohammed Ali Malek, a member of a network of Libyan people smugglers, who received a jail sentence of 18 years for multiple charges of manslaughter.” The Pope wants to see any and everyone be given a big welcome into the EU no matter who they are, all while he remains secured behind the walls of the Vatican and under tight security when he leaves.

Pope Francis has also said such things as “migrants are like Jesus, forced to flee” and “migrants are warriors of hope.” He compared populists to Hitler for trying to protect their sovereign borders while calling for open doors to ALL migrants. He has also called for the “establishment of pathways” for hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants to settle in Europe.

“Pope Francis Calls for Tearing Down ‘Walls of Indifference’ Toward Migrants,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, June 13, 2021:

ROME, Italy — Pope Francis has called for people to become “more supportive” in welcoming migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Africa into Europe.

Following his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, the pope remarked on a ceremony taking place in Augusta, Sicily, to welcome the arrival of the remains of the boat from the massive shipwreck of April 18, 2015 that claimed the lives of some 700 African migrants.

“May this symbol of so many tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea continue to challenge everyone’s conscience and foster the growth of a more supportive humanity, that tears down the wall of indifference,” the pontiff told the crowds.

“Let us think: the Mediterranean has become Europe’s largest cemetery,” he said.

Only 28 people survived the 2015 shipwreck, skippered by Mohammed Ali Malek, a member of a network of Libyan people smugglers, who received a jail sentence of 18 years for multiple charges of manslaughter.

As captain of the vessel, the 27-year-old Malek, a Tunisian, reportedly caused the disastrous collision with a Portuguese ship that had come to its rescue, which led to the shipwreck.

The BBC noted that Malek followed “the regular procedure for migrant boats making the long crossing,” namely, to place a distress call with the Italian coast guard in Rome asking for rescue once the vessel was in international waters.

In those years, the Italians’ willingness to provide a free shuttle service to migrants provided an incentive to many to undertake the perilous journey, causing the deaths of thousands.

In 2017, Frontex, the border control agency of the European Union (EU), released a report revealing that NGOs had been complicit with human traffickers by offering a taxi service from North Africa to Italy.

NGOs engaged in maritime rescue operations “help criminals achieve their objectives at minimum cost, strengthen their business model by increasing the chances of success,” the report stated.

The Italian prosecutor, Carmelo Zuccaro, said at the time that whether or not the organizations in question are operating out of philanthropic motives, “the facilitation of illegal immigration is a punishable offense regardless of the intention.”

Migrant sea deaths in the Mediterranean did not begin falling until 2018, following the election of a center-right government with stricter immigration policies.

According to a report at the time from the Italian daily La Verità, “the Salvini method works,” referring to border controls by interior minister Matteo Salvini, who had insisted that open ports fuel human trafficking and encourage migrants to undertake dangerous sea crossings.

There had been no solution under the former Matteo Renzi government, the newspaper noted, since he tried passed the buck to the European Union and wrung his hands when the EU did absolutely nothing to resolve the problem…..

Arizona, Texas Governors Beg for Border Help – Florida Answers Call

Rumble — Read the full story at RAIR Foundation USA: https://rairfoundation.com/must-see-arizona-texas-governors-beg-for-border-help-florida-answers-call-video/

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lays out the damage done in the states because of rampant, unchecked illegal immigration. Florida is the first to answer a call for help by Arizona and Texas on the border.

Video Source: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=295105499013535&ref=watch_permalink

Texas Gov. Abbott Launches Border Wall Construction with $250M in Down Payment

Texas Gov. Abbott Launches Border Wall Construction with $250M in Down Payment

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/texas-gov-abbott-launches-border-wall-construction-with-250m-in-down-payment/;

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Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday formally announced that Texas will build its own border wall. Abbott accused the Biden administration of abandoning its responsibility to protect the southern U.S. border: “Today we are announcing that Texas will build a border wall in our state to help secure our border,” Abbott said at a press conference.

The governor promised a $250 million down payment to begin the project, allowing the state to hire a project manager and get the task underway. He said the construction on the wall would be built on a combination of state land and donations of private land, and be partly funded by donations.

The Dallas Morning News later reported that the down payment will come from the state’s Department of Criminal Justice.

On Tuesday, in a podcast interview on a conservative talk show discussing politics called “Ruthless,” Abbott said the state would solicit donations to help build the wall.

“For everybody in the United States, really everybody in the entire world who wants to help Texas build the border wall, there will be a place there where they can contribute to Texas building the border wall,” he said.

Abbott reiterated the idea on Wednesday and said donations could be made on a website for the border wall or by sending a check in the mail. He ensured the public that donations would go to a fund that would be overseen by the state and governor’s office.

The land on which the wall will be erected will be identified by the program manager and contractors and include land already owned by the state or private citizens who can “volunteer” that land for the wall.

The combination of state and privately donated land is expected to yield “hundreds of miles” to build the wall. It is noted that state agencies have begun talking to property owners about putting up fencing on their private land.

In addition, the federal government must return the Texan land to private citizens, which was obtained by the U.S. government in order to build a border wall, Abbott insisted.

“In response to the federal government’s neglect of all of the people who live along the border, the people who are facing the consequences of the spread of drugs like fentanyl, Texas is stepping up and doing more than any other state ever has done to respond to these challenges along the border,” Abbott said. “Texas taxpayers are having to step up so we as a state can protect our citizens.”

The same day, Abbott sent a letter to President Biden demanding the return of border property seized by the federal government.

“The federal government used condemnation powers to take property from Texans for the purpose of building a border wall,” the governor stated. “Once you took office, however, your Administration made clear the federal government will not move forward with building the border wall at this time.”

It was reported in April that the Biden administration continues to seize private land near the U.S.- Mexico border to be used to continue building a wall, despite Biden pausing the construction of the wall on his first day in office.

One day after Abbott’s announcement to proceed with the construction of the wall, the White House renewed its call to end construction of the border wall, calling on Congress to cancel funds it previously appropriated to border barriers and redirect them toward other border management efforts. The White House also said the Trump administration paid up to $46 million per mile for some segments of newly built parts of the wall, even though federal lawmakers have estimated that it cost the Trump administration about $27 million per mile in some parts of Texas.

Customs and Border Protection said there were 452 miles of new barriers completed by the end of 2020. Of them, 131 miles were built in the Texas counties of El Paso and Hudspeth, and 17 miles in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr counties.

Even though Abbott may face legal challenges to his mission, the border must be secured, as the surge in migration continues. There were more than 180,000 migrants encountered in May alone, with the summer months still ahead. The Biden administration has blamed the spike on “root causes” such as violence, poverty, and climate change in Central America while downplaying the role the relaxing of restrictions and law enforcement has had on the surge.

Former President Donald Trump announced on June 15 that he would tour Texas’ southern border with governor Abbott on June 30.

“The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history. It’s an unmitigated disaster zone,” Trump said in a statement.

 

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