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Pope Francis goes full communist

Opinion: Pope Francis goes full communist

By Andrea Widburg, American Thinker

SEE: https://worldisraelnews.com/opinion-pope-francis-goes-full-communist/;

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These actions reflect Francis’s Catholic upbringing within the communist “liberation theology” of the Latin American church.

By Andrea Widburg, American Thinker

In an encyclical published on Sunday, Pope Francis announced that he’d had an epiphany thanks to the Wuhan virus: it’s time to ditch capitalism. But that’s not all. He believes, too, that in a time of a serious infectious disease, we should focus even harder on open borders. And he blithely upended almost two millennia of Church doctrine by doing away with St. Augustine’s “just war” theory.

These actions reflect Francis’s Catholic upbringing within the communist “liberation theology” of the Latin American church. They may also show the effects of his ongoing alliance with Chinese communists and with Muslims.

Fox Business sums up the gist of Francis’s communist dreams (emphasis mine):

“Aside from the differing ways that various countries responded to the crisis, their inability to work together became quite evident,” Francis wrote. “Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality.”

He cited the grave loss of millions of jobs as a result of the virus as evidence of the need for politicians to listen to popular movements, unions and marginalized groups and to craft more just social and economic policies.

“The fragility of world systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” he wrote. “It is imperative to have a proactive economic policy directed at ‘promoting an economy that favours productive diversity and business creativity’ and makes it possible for jobs to be created, and not cut.”‘

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As an outgrowth of that, Francis rejected the concept of an absolute right to property for individuals, stressing instead the “social purpose” and common good that must come from sharing the Earth’s resources. He repeated his criticism of the “perverse” global economic system, which he said consistently keeps the poor on the margins while enriching the few — an argument he made most fully in his 2015 landmark environmental encyclical “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be).

I know from experience that, when people read what Francis wrote, many will say that the Church has always been socialist in orientation. That’s untrue. Jesus distinguished the realm of faith from the political realm. When he spoke of giving up property, he was speaking to individuals, not calling for communism.

Francis also fails to recognize that our current economic problems aren’t because the free market failed. They’re because leftists slammed the brakes on the free market.

The pope used this encyclical to reiterate his endless push to erase borders:

Much of the new encyclical repeats Francis’ well-known preaching about the need to welcome and value migrants and his rejection of the nationalistic, isolationist policies of many of today’s political leaders.

Lastly, the pope seeks something he calls a greater “human fraternity.” In doing so, he relies upon a document he composed with the grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar.

The pope is perhaps too naïve to recognize that, in Islam, the house of fraternity and peace (Dar al-Islam) is a world in which everyone is Islamic. Outside the Islamic world is the world of war (Dar al-Harb), and every faithful Muslim must wage jihad to achieve that “peaceful” fraternal world. Or, as Tacitus wrote when quoting Calgacus, a Caledonian who fought Rome’s imperial reach, “they [the Romans] make a desert and call it peace.”

Pope Francis, bathed in ahistorical ignorance, also concluded that there can be no “just wars”:

“It is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war,'” Francis wrote in the most controversial new element of the encyclical.

Both the Chinese and the Islamists must be delighted to read those words. Hitler would have liked them, too. Had Francis been in the papacy during WWII, all of Europe would have been enslaved to Germany, and all Jews, not just six million, would have been slaughtered. Homosexuals, gypsies, people with mental and physical disabilities, and anyone else that the Germans dehumanized would have also found their way to the gas chambers.

As with everything he’s done since attaining the papal throne, Francis intends to undo all of the good work that the great John Paul II did in pursuit of human freedom and dignity.

 

What Catholics Need to Know about Islam~A new book blasts the lies and distortions of Pope Francis and the Catholic hierarchy

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/11/what-catholics-need-know-about-islam-raymond-ibrahim/;

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

Of the various strands of Christianity, historically, Catholicism was the chief enemy of Islam.  It was the popes who called for the crusades; and it was Catholics who took the cross.

Times have changed, radically.  Today, the Catholic Church’s hierarchy stands among the greatest apologists for Islam.  Europe’s top cardinal, Jean-Claude Hollerich, recently said, for instance, that “Prophet Muhammad would have been ashamed” of the terrorism plaguing France, including the butchery of elderly Christians inside their church in Nice, and the beheading of a French teacher who “blasphemed” against Muhammad. 

Indeed, one need only look to Pope Francis for a plethora of apologias concerning Islam, which he regularly presents as a “sister” religion to Christianity that seeks only to coexistent peacefully with Catholics and everyone else.  Just because some Muslims “misinterpret” their religion, the pope has insisted, is not Islam’s fault.

Thus, in 2016, when a journalist asked Pope Francis if Fr. Jacques—another French priest slaughtered by Muslims inside his church during mass—was “killed in the name of Islam,” Francis adamantly disagreed.  He argued that he hears of Catholics committing violence every day in Italy: “this one who has murdered his girlfriend, another who has murdered the mother-in-law… and these are baptized Catholics! There are violent Catholics!  If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence.”

Apparently, for this pope, violence done in accordance with Allah’s commandments—for example, the execution of blasphemers—is no more troubling than violence done in contradiction of the Christian God’s commandments.  By this perverse logic, if we hold Islam accountable, so must we hold Christianity accountable, regardless of the fact that Islam does justify violence—against apostates, blasphemers, infidels in general, et. al.—while Christianity condemns it.

If this is the Catholic hierarchy’s “official” position on Islam, clearly, the Catholic Church as a body is not just forfeiting its 1,400 years of experience with and knowledge of Islam; it is being indoctrinated in the exact opposite of truth.

It is for this reason that What Catholics Need to Know about Islam, a new book by William Kilpatrick, is a welcome and timely contribution.  Consisting of some 400 pages divided into 23 chapters, the author explores a variety of topics, which have largely been censored by the Catholic hierarchy, starting with the widespread claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God—an obvious falsehood, unless one accepts that God is schizophrenic, presenting certain attributes about himself to one group of people, while denouncing those same attributes to another group.

Along with the outright suppression of facts foisted by the apologists, Kilpatrick shows how appeasement, political correctness, and Western self-hatred and/or guilt are being manipulated to make Christians—who by nature are already prone to forgiving their enemies while harshly judging themselves—inadvertently empower Islamic aggression against themselves, as a form of “piety.” 

The author also highlights a number of overlooked parallels.  For example, he shows how Muslim activists employ the same tactics—including through the infiltration and subsequent subversion of government, academia, and media—that have led to the meteoric rise of the LGBT movement, for example. 

Most importantly, Kilpatrick’s book gives the lie to—and is an antidote against—the Catholic hierarchy’s defenses of Islam, including by showing how, through their guidance, the church is dying in Europe, even as mosques litter the landscape.   As he writes, “We are now seeing the resurrection of Islam as a great and dangerous power.” Meanwhile, “the current crop of church leaders has shown an excessive tolerance not only toward Islam, but also toward the world, the flesh, and sometimes, it seems, even toward the devil.” 

That can all change, and rather easily, argues the author.   After all, we are living in a day and age when Islam is inherently weak, capable of terrorizing the West only because the latter provides it with the means to do so.  Thus, for Kilpatrick, to resist “Islam’s totalitarian incursions,” we need not turn to “raising armies and navies”; rather, we need to heed Christ’s words: “The truth shall set you free” (John 8:32).

And, when it comes to the truth concerning Muhammad’s religion—a dangerous truth which has been so utterly suppressed, not least by the Catholic hierarchy—What Catholics Need to Know about Islam is certainly a step in the right direction.

Photo: Catholic Family News

 

US Navy Denies Carrier Group Moved into Gulf after Any ‘threats’

USS Nimitz to Gulf as Iran War Threat Grows

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SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/headline/iran-war-threat-nimitz/2020/11/29/id/999121/;

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A US aircraft carrier group has moved back into the Gulf region, but a navy spokeswoman said Saturday its return was not triggered by any "threats" after the killing in Iran of a top nuclear scientist.

Tensions in the region are extraordinarily high after the assassination Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an act still unclaimed but which Iran has blamed on close US ally Israel.

But naval commander Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the US 5th Fleet, told AFP the return Wednesday of the carrier group led by the nuclear-powered USS Nimitz was unconnected to any "specific threats."

"There were no specific threats that triggered the return of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group," she said in a statement.

"The return of Nimitz is centered on maintaining CENTCOM’s ability to remain postured and prepared to help preserve regional stability and security," Rebarich said, referring to the US Central Command.

The Pentagon said earlier that the carrier group would be providing combat support and air cover as the military withdraws thousands of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan by mid-January, under orders from President Donald Trump.

About 2,000 troops will be pulled from Afghanistan and 500 from Iraq, leaving roughly 2,500 in each country.

The flotilla led by the Nimitz -- one of the world's largest warships -- had recently joined Australia, India and Japan in scheduled exercises in the Arabian Sea.

The 5th Fleet's Twitter account showed pictures of the Nimitz's air wing conducting flight operations there Saturday.

Carrier groups typically include a cruiser, a destroyer squadron and an air wing.

Nimitz-class carriers are more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) long, have a crew of more than 6,000, and carry up to 90 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Iran's supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Middle East.

After years of being in the shadows, the image of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suddenly was to be seen everywhere in Iranian media, as his widow spoke on state television and officials publicly demanded revenge on Israel for the scientist's slaying.

Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian scientists a decade ago amid earlier tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on Fakhrizadeh's killing Friday. However, the attack bore the hallmarks of a carefully planned, military-style ambush, the likes of which Israel has been accused of conducting before.

The attack has renewed fears of Iran striking back against the U.S., Israel's closest ally in the region, as it did earlier this year when a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general. The U.S. military acknowledged moving an aircraft carrier back into the region, while an Iranian lawmaker suggested throwing out U.N. nuclear inspectors in response to the killing.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Fakhrizadeh “the country’s prominent and distinguished nuclear and defensive scientist.” Khamenei, who has the final say on all matters of state, said Iran’s first priority after the killing was the “definitive punishment of the perpetrators and those who ordered it.” He did not elaborate.

Speaking earlier Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for the killing.

“We will respond to the assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh in a proper time,” Rouhani said. “The Iranian nation is smarter than falling into the trap of the Zionists. They are thinking to create chaos.”

The United Nations called for restraint.

“Of course we condemn any assassination or extra-judicial killing," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "We urge restraint and the need to avoid any actions that could lead to an escalation of tensions in the region.”

Both Rouhani and Khamenei said Fakhrizadeh’s death would not stop the nuclear program. Iran’s civilian atomic program has continued its experiments and now enriches a growing uranium stockpile up to 4.5% purity in response to the collapse of Iran's nuclear deal after the U.S.' 2018 withdrawal from the accord.

That's still far below weapons-grade levels of 90%, though experts warn Iran now has enough low-enriched uranium for at least two atomic bombs if it chose to pursue them.

Analysts have compared Fakhrizadeh to being on par with Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who led America's Manhattan Project in World War II that created the atom bomb.

Fakhrizadeh headed Iran’s so-called AMAD program that Israel and the West have alleged was a military operation looking at the feasibility of building a nuclear weapon. The International Atomic Energy Agency says that “structured program” ended in 2003. Iran long has maintained its nuclear program is peaceful.

Fakhrizadeh's widow appeared unnamed on state television in a black chador, saying his death would spark a thousand others to take up his work.

“He wanted to get martyred and his wish came true,” she said.

Hard-line Iranian media has begun circulating memorial images showing Fakhrizadeh standing alongside a machine-gun-cradling likeness of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whom the U.S. killed in the January drone strike.

Soleimani's death led to Iran retaliating with a ballistic missile barrage that injured dozens of American troops in Iraq. Tehran also has forces at its disposal all around Israel, including troops and proxies in neighboring Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Islamic Jihad — and to a lesser extent Hamas — in the Gaza Strip. The Iranian Guard's naval forces routinely shadow and have tense encounters with U.S. Navy forces in the Persian Gulf as well.

Hours after the attack, the Pentagon announced it had brought the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier back into the Middle East, an unusual move as the carrier already spent months in the region. It cited the drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq as the reason for the decision, saying “it was prudent to have additional defensive capabilities in the region to meet any contingency.”

Iran has conducted attacks targeting Israeli interests abroad over the killing of its scientists, like in the case of the three Iranians recently freed in Thailand in exchange for a detained British-Australian academic.

Iran also could throw out inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, who have provided an unprecedented, real-time look at Iran's nuclear program since the deal. Nasrollah Pezhmanfar, a hard-line lawmaker, said a statement calling to expel the “IAEA's spy inspections” could be read Sunday, the parliament's official website quoted him as saying.

Friday’s attack happened in Absard, a village just east of the capital that is a retreat for the country's elite. Iranian state television said an old truck with explosives hidden under a load of wood blew up near a sedan carrying Fakhrizadeh.

As Fakhrizadeh’s sedan stopped, at least five gunmen emerged and raked the car with rapid fire, the semiofficial Tasnim news agency said. The precision of the attack led to the suspicion of Israel's Mossad intelligence service being involved. The CIA separately declined to comment on the attack Saturday.

State media has only said the attack killed Fakhrizadeh, though a statement Saturday from the European Union described the incident as killing “an Iranian government official and several civilians.” EU officials did not respond to requests for comment.

In Tehran, a small group of hardline protesters burned images of Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, who has said his administration will consider reentering Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. While burning an American and Israeli flag, the hard-liners criticized Iran's foreign minister who helped negotiate the nuclear deal, showing the challenge ahead of Tehran if officials chose to come back the accord.

On Saturday night, the family of Fakhrizadeh gathered at a mosque in central Tehran for his funeral service, a website associated with Iranian state TV reported. The scientist's body lay in a flag-draped, open coffin, his eyes closed.

 

Christianity Today features Muslim speaker who complains about ‘Islamophobia’ and Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

"WHEN ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION"?

POLITICAL ISLAM DOESN'T EXIST? REALLY?

ISLAMIC BRAINWASHING & PROPAGANDA

WITH THE GOAL OF DESTROYING CHRISTIANITY, THE CONSTITUTION, AND AMERICAN LAW

CONFUSING FIRST AMENDMENT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WITH THE KORAN, SHARIA LAW & LGBTQ FREEDOM. AND CONCURRENTLY OMITTING JIHADIST TERRORISM & VIOLENCE. "COUNTERING 'HATE SPEECH' WITH 'SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY'", AN ATTEMPT TO NULLIFY FIRST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH:

Asma T. Uddin-"Countering Hate Speech with Social Responsibility"

UDDIN: "THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH AN 'OVER-BROAD' DEFINITION OF TERRORISM"?

Asma T. Uddin is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com, and Co-founder of altFem Magazine and altVentures Media, Inc. She is also a lawyer and scholar specializing in American and international religious liberty. Some of Asma’s speaking engagements on behalf of altM can be found here. Contact: asma.uddin@altmuslimah.com. You can also find her on Twitter @asmauddinesq.[/column]

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/christianity-today;

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This is unfortunate, but not in the least surprising.

“Islamophobia” is a smear propaganda neologism designed to intimidate people into thinking that it is wrong to oppose jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women and others.

There is no “Islamophobia network.” There is, however, a concerted effort by several Leftist and Islamic organizations to group together several distinct and disparate organizations that oppose jihad terror, add up the funding they have received over a period of many years, and present it as a well-funded “hate” machine, when actually when the total is divided among the various organizations and the years represented, it amounts to little going to any of them, and the amounts are dwarfed by the lavish funding enjoyed by the Leftist and Islamic groups producing these skewed and intentionally misleading “studies.”

There is no “Muslim ban,” but a ban on travel from several Muslim and non-Muslim countries that would not or could not provide adequate information about those wishing to enter the country. To repeal this will mean that people about whom nothing is known will be able to enter the country freely, often from jihadi hotspots and other areas where criminal activity is rife. What could possibly go wrong?

It has for years been a constant claim of Leftists and Islamic supremacists that opposing jihad violence and Sharia oppression constitutes “hate,” and this has been so frequently repeated that, like Goebbels’ Big Lie, it has become widely accepted solely by dint of that repetition. It is a shame to see Christianity Today accepting this uncritically, but because this acceptance is so ubiquitous, it is, once again, not surprising.

Would the Evangelical Theological Society ever invite an actual opponent of jihad violence to speak at their conference? Not on your life. And for Asma Uddin and her ilk, that means Mission Accomplished.

“Muslims Join Evangelical Theology Conference,” by Jayson Casper, Christianity Today, November 20, 2020:

It is not often that a Muslim appears at an evangelical theological gathering.

Al Mohler invited three.

The trimmed-down 72nd annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), held virtually this week, usually welcomes up to 2,000 top scholars to present on the most salient issues facing evangelical scholarship….

“We don’t resist the idea we must love Muslims,” said John Hartley, a research fellow at Yale, “but we hesitate and keep silent, because the politics is so messy.

“This leaves the field open for those who spread hate.”

Asma Uddin, a religious liberty lawyer (previously interviewed by CT) and a fellow with the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute, described the well-funded Islamophobia network that tars Muslims and the political left in a joint conspiracy to take over the world.

The effort seems to be working.

Uddin cited Pew Research Center statistics that found white evangelicals to be twice as likely as Americans overall (76% vs. 38%) to support President Donald Trump’s 2017 “Muslim ban.”

And according to the 2019 American Muslim Poll, only 20 percent of white evangelicals had a positive opinion of Muslims, with 44 percent feeling unfavorable.

Only 14 percent of Muslims had an unfavorable view of white evangelicals, with one-third feeling favorable—but the damage has been done….

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Asma Uddin on Protecting Religious Freedom in the U.S.

Asma Uddin, Editor in Chief at AltMuslimah.com, speaks on a Heritage Foundation panel discussion featuring Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspectives on protecting religious freedom. This Heritage Foundation event was focused on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the recording of this event aired on C-Span on January 16, 2019. Watch it in its entirety at: https://www.c-span.org/video/?457003-... Asma T. Uddin is a lawyer and scholar specializing in U.S. and international religious freedom. She also writes and speaks on American Muslims and gender. Asma T. Uddin is a religious liberty lawyer and scholar working for the protection of religious expression for people of all faiths in the U.S. and abroad. Her areas of expertise include law and religion (church/state relations), international human rights law on religious freedom, and Islam and religious freedom. Uddin is an active lecturer to diverse religious groups in the U.S. and overseas on the importance of religious liberty, and she is widely published on the topic by law reviews, university presses, and national and international newspapers. Uddin has worked on religious liberty cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and federal trial courts. She has defended religious claimants as diverse as Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, Catholics, and members of the Nation of Islam. Her legal, academic, and policy work focuses on freedom of expression such as religious garb, land use, access to religious materials in prison, rights of parochial schools, religious arbitration, etc. Uddin worked with the U.S. Department of State on advocacy against the UN Defamation of Religions Resolution. She received a State Department grant to develop the Legal Training Institute in the Middle East and North Africa and Southeast Asian countries. Media Experience In addition to her legal work, Uddin writes and speaks on Muslims and gender. As the founding editor-in-chief of altmuslimah.com, she has managed the web-magazine, and organized vigorous debates and conferences on the multifaceted issues of gender, politics, and religion. Uddin has advised numerous media projects on American Muslims, including most recently as Executive Producer for the Emmy and Peabody nominated docu-series, The Secret Life of Muslims. Recent Roles After graduating from The University of Chicago Law School, Uddin served as Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and as Director of Strategy for the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. She is an expert advisor on religious liberty to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Senior Scholar at the Newseum’s Religious Freedom Center, a Visiting Scholar at Brigham Young University Law school, and a non-residential fellow at UCLA and Georgetown University. She is also a term-member with the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct law professor at George Mason University Law School.

Asma Uddin Speaks at Department of Justice Religious Liberty Summit

 

New Jersey EX NATIONAL GUARD woman charged with transferring money to jihad terrorist in Syria with whom she had ‘relationship’

Maria Bell, 53, of Hopatcong, New Jersey, was accused in a criminal complaint of knowingly concealing her involvement in providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely al-Nusra….

FORMER SOLDIER CHARGED WITH GIVING SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS

BY Steve Balestrieri

SEE: https://sofrep.com/news/former-soldier-charged-with-giving-support-to-terrorists/;

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A former U.S. Army and National Guard soldier was allegedly communicating with and providing material and monetary support to a terrorist group operating in Syria, government prosecutors say.

Maria Bell, 53, of Hopatcong, NJ was arrested at her home by FBI agents. She was due to make her initial court appearance via video conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Bell is accused of providing material support to the al-Nusra Front, which is also known as al-Qaeda in Syria or al-Qaeda in the Levant. The al-Nusra Front is a Salafist jihadist organization fighting against Syrian government forces in the Syrian civil war. Its aim was to force President Bashar Assad from power and establish an Islamic state in the country.

Al-Nusra Front was formed in November 2012 and a month later the United States Department of State designated it a foreign terrorist organization. In April 2013, it became the official Syrian branch of al-Qaeda.

The group also goes by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and now claims to be independent and not part of al-Qaeda. 

On Wednesday, Bell, a hospital analyst and political activist, was planning on flying to Egypt and then on to Istanbul, according to an FBI affidavit filed on Tuesday. That’s when authorities decided to arrest her. She had previously been stopped by the FBI from traveling to Turkey.

Prosecutors said Bell began using encrypted applications to communicate with and provide advice to the group starting in February 2017.

In communicating with al-Nusra Front members, Bell cited her professional experience in specialized weapons training while on active duty in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, prosecutors said. She also offered to provide guidance concerning operational security issues, weapons purchases, and general military knowledge. However, her official record shows just eight months of Army service back in the 1980s, according to a report by NBC News. 

“Have no doubt, we believe she was a threat to New Jersey and certainly our country,” New Jersey Homeland Security Director Jared Maples said.

“No matter what anyone looks like, no matter what religion they practice, that’s not what factors into this. The behaviors factor into this and I think this case is one of the clearest examples of that,” Maples added. “You don’t get to pick who you dislike, that they dislike. They all hate us. They hate our way of life. They certainly are espousing ideologies to attack Americans and certainly something that we are on point and worried about.”

Authorities said Bell communicated thousands of times with a terrorist, identified as User 1, about operational planning. She provided details on how to concealing payments via Western Union, by using an intermediary to hide the funds’ source. She also told User 1 she is connected “to many revolutionaries.” User 1, who clearly identified himself as an HTS fighter, was not named.

In one email exchange, Bell and User 1 discussed User 1’s pledge to HTS and the ongoing Syrian conflict. Bell stated: “If Assad wins, mujahideen will be persecuted again,” and “if Assad wins, I cannot get a visa into Syria. I cannot come to you.”

In the same communication, the defendant later asked User 1 if he was ready to fight:

“Are you ready to fight in the front line with other fighters? You are no longer a young child like you used to be. It will be frightening. But I am with you.”

In another exchange User 1 stated: “If you want to hit the Syrian airports, we will return to revenge within New York.” Bell replied that “If there were ever an attack in New York, all Muslims and helpers like me will be arrested…”

Bell provided advice to User 1 regarding the purchase of a firearm and ammunition. They discussed the cost and type of weapons that would be good for User 1, in addition to various types of ammunition.

Bell also wired money, often at the direction of User 1, to individuals in Turkey and Syria who are supporters of HTS, knowing that the funds would support acts of terrorism by HTS. The defendant concealed the nature, location, and ownership of payments, sending at least 18 payments totaling $3,150 to several accounts used by User-1’s associates. In one communication, she expressed concern that her transfers could be tracked by U.S. law enforcement:

“But I will not have my account watched more closely than it is already.”

“Each time I withdraw money, it is noted because Western Union is trying to track fraud and terrorists for the government.”

The charge of concealment of terrorist financing to a designated foreign terrorist organization carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito stated that special agents of the FBI and task force officers of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr., and special agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jason J. Molina in Newark, were the driving force in the investigation leading to the charges against Bell.

Atlantic Health System, Bell’s employer, has suspended her. Bell was also the chair of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s northern New Jersey branch. The party, in a statement, said its board removed her from her position and canceled her membership.

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SEE ALSO: https://creepingsharia.tumblr.com/post/635948701729292288/new-jersey-sussex-county-woman-former-army

New Jersey: Sussex County Woman - Former Army National Guard - Arrested for Sending Money, Weapons Advice to Syrian Jihad Group

EXCERPTS: "A Sussex County, New Jersey, woman, Maria Bell, a/k/a “Maria Sue Bell,” 53, of Hopatcong, New Jersey, was arrested at her home today and charged with one count of knowingly concealing the provision of material support and resources to a Foreign Terrorist Organization Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey announced."

"According to documents filed in Court, beginning at least as early as March of 2017, Bell used mobile applications to communicate with and provide advice to fighters based in Syria who were members of various factions fighting the Assad regime.   The complaint is centered on her communications with, and provision of money to, one specific fighter based in Syria, a self-identified member of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an alias for the designated Foreign Terrorist Organization the al-Nusra Front (ANF).  Notably, Bell sent currency to this fighter via Western Union using an intermediary to conceal the source of the funds, and also provided him advice on weapons and ammunition."

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Biden Will Propose ‘Path to Citizenship’ For 11 Million Illegals

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/11/25/biden-will-propose-path-to-citizenship-for-11-million-illegals-first-100-days-in-office-likely-trigger-new-border-crisis-n1172227;

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Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he will propose a bill to grant a “pathway to citizenship” for the at least 11 million illegal aliens currently residing in America within the first 100 days of him taking office. Previously, Biden had announced a dramatic increase in the number of refugees the United States would accept as well as his plans to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy and the reinstatement of DACA.

To give a pathway to legality for illegals would mean trying to get a bill through Congress. Such a bill wouldn’t have a problem in the Democratic-controlled House but would be dead on arrival in the Senate — as long as the GOP still controls the upper chamber following the Georgia runoff elections in January.

National Review:

Biden also plans to implement a 100-day freeze on deportations before reinstating Obama-era guidance that limits deportations to criminal offenders.

Once Biden takes office, his administration will likely be preoccupied with vaccine distribution and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. While the Biden administration will eventually attempt to overhaul Trump’s immigration agenda, the process will still take time.

Indeed, if Biden were truly serious about immigration overhaul he would draw in Senate Republicans to help negotiate a deal. Even if the GOP holds on to the Senate — by no means certain given Republican in-fighting in Georgia and Donald Trump’s machinations — Democrats could probably pick off a half-dozen Republican moderates on the issue.

But not all Democrats are convinced that illegals should be given a path to citizenship. Biden is in danger of promising far more than he can deliver, which is common for new presidents. On immigration, especially, there are a lot of landmines and trap doors that could blow up the Biden presidency almost before it starts.

If he announces a pathway to citizenship for illegals, our borders are going to be assaulted. The migrant caravans will start up again — larger and more numerous than before. And with no “Remain in Mexico” policy and a halt on deportations, Biden’s first crisis threatens to derail his administration before it’s 100 days old. We will have a humanitarian catastrophe on our southern border that will be entirely of Biden’s making.

Marketwatch:

“I made a commitment, in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden said, though such a bill would likely face steep hurdles if Republicans retain control of the Senate, which will hinge on the results of two runoff elections in Georgia in early January.

Donald Trump was like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke. He worked very hard to try and keep the lid on historical and economic forces that are driving the poor to seek food and shelter — and jobs and benefits — from rich countries. Biden wants the finger out of the dyke, confident he can hold back the flood.

He’s deluding himself, of course. There will be nothing orderly in the coming flood of illegals looking for refugee status or to enter the U.S. illegally. People will die — and kill — to get here. Beneath all the sentimentality and moralistic chest-thumping, there is the reality of desperately poor people scratching and clawing to get in.

Not a pretty picture to use in his re-election campaign.



Biden names ‘Palestinian’ who justified jihad suicide bombings as deputy director of Office of Legislative Affairs

Reema Dodin and Shuwanza Goff. Photo credit: LinkedIn

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/biden-names-palestinian-who-justified-jihad-suicide-bombings-as-deputy-director-of-office-of-legislative-affairs;

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

Not a good sign for future U.S. relations with Israel. But this is also a sign of how topsy-turvy the world is today. Biden wouldn’t be caught dead naming someone who had noted that Islam is not a religion of peace to any position at all in his administration. Such a person would be poison to the Democrats and to most Republicans. But demonize Israel and justify murder of civilians? Welcome aboard!

“Reema Dodin to be first Palestinian-American White House staffer,” by Tzvi Joffre, Jerusalem Post, November 24, 2020:

Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American, will serve alongside Shuwanza Goff as a deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday. Dodin will be the first Palestinian-American to serve as a White House staffer, according to Palestinian media.

The new White House staffer was born to Jordanian-Palestinian immigrants in the US. Dodin’s family is originally from Dura, near Hebron, according to Palestinian media.

Dodin served as deputy chief of staff to Democratic Senator Richard Durbin and has also served on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, among other positions.

She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a Truman National Security Fellow, a New Leaders Council Fellow, an Aspen Socrates alum, a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Jenkins Hill Society – a consortium of women in politics supporting female politicians.

During the Second Intifada, in 2002, Dodin spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with residents of Lodi, California, saying that “suicide bombers were the last resort of a desperate people,” according to the Lodi News-Sentinel.

In 2001, Dodin took part in a demonstration at UC Berkeley calling for the university to divest from Israel, according to the Berkeley Daily Planet, a local news publication. The demonstrators compared Israel to apartheid South Africa….

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SEE ALSO: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/biden-appointee-justified-the-cold-blooded-murder-of-innocent-civilians

AND: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/12/the-victims-of-the-jihad-suicide-attacks-on-civilians-that-biden-appointee-justified;

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

When Reema Dodin, who has been appointed deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs by Joe Biden, in 2002 expressed her deep understanding of, and sympathy for, all those “desperate people” who became suicide bombers, she must have been thinking of such bombings as these that took place in Israel that very year:

  • An outdoor shopping mall in Jerusalem, the Khomron, January
  • Karnei Shomron Mall bombing, February
  • Efrat Supermarket bombing, February
  • Ariel Hotel Lobby bombing, March
  • Yeshivot Beit Yisrael massacre, March
  • Café Moment bombing
  • Egged Bus Bombing

Here’s a list of the seven Israelis who were murdered in that attack on an Egged bus by a “desperate” suicide bomber:

  • Mogus Mahento, 65, of Holon
  • Bella Schneider, 53, of Hadera
  • Alon Goldenberg, 28, of Tel Aviv
  • Aharon Revivo, 19, of Afula
  • Shimon Edri, 20, of Pardes Hanna-Karkur
  • Mikhael Altfiro, 19, of Pardes Hanna-Karkur
  • Meir Fahima, 40, of Hadera

That same year, the Passover Day Massacre took place; it deserves special attention.

In the attack, 30 mostly elderly Israelis, some of them Holocaust survivors, were celebrating Passover together. A “desperate” Palestinian understandably had been planning, with others, to express his “desperation” in the only way he could: carefully bringing in a suitcase full of explosives, threading his way to the dining room where the elderly Israelis were assembled, and blowing as many of them as he could to kingdom come.

Here is a list of those who were murdered. There were also 140 wounded, some very seriously: I have not listed their names. I wonder if Reema Dodin will ever see this list. And if she did, would she care? Or only say that she cared?

Family Victims

  • Shula Abramovitch, 63, of Holon
  • David Anichovitch, 70, of Netanya
  • Alter Britvich, 88, of Netanya
  • Frieda Britvich, 86, of Netanya
  • Andre Fried, 47, of Netanya
  • Idit Fried, 47, of Netanya
  • Dvora Karim, 73, of Netanya
  • Michael Karim, 78, of Netanya
  • Eliezer Korman, 74, of Ramat HaSharon
  • Yehudit Korman, 70, of Ramat HaSharon
  • St.-Sgt. Sivan Vider, 20, of Bekaot
  • Ze’ev Vider, 50, of Bekaot
  • Ernest Weiss, 80, of Petah Tikva
  • Eva Weiss, 75, of Petah Tikva
  • Anna Yakobovitch, 78, of Holon
  • George Yakobovitch, 76, of Holon

Additional victims

  • Sgt.-Maj. Avraham Beckerman, 25, of Ashdod
  • Shimon Ben-Aroya, 42, of Netanya
  • Miriam Gutenzgan (Gottsegen), 82, Ramat Gan
  • Amiram Hamami, 44, of Netanya
  • Perla Hermele, 79, of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marianne Myriam Lehmann Zaoui, 77, of Netanya
  • Lola Levkovitch, 70, of Jerusalem
  • Sarah Levy-Hoffman, 89, of Tel Aviv
  • Furuk Na’imi, 62, of Netanya
  • Eliahu Nakash, 85, of Tel Aviv
  • Chanah Rogan, 90, of Netanya
  • Irit Rashel, 45, of Moshav Herev La’et
  • Clara Rosenberger, 77, of Jerusalem
  • Yulia Talmi, 87, of Tel Aviv

Here’s a little bit about the “desperate” suicide bomber who was responsible for the Passover Day massacre:

On the evening of 27 March 2002, a Palestinian bomber, Abdel-Basset Odeh (or Abd Al-Baset Odeh), disguised as a woman, approached the hotel carrying a suitcase which contained powerful explosives. The suicide bomber managed to pass the security guard at the entrance to a hotel, then he walked through the lobby passing the reception desk and entered the hotel’s crowded dining room.

At 19:30 the suicide bomber detonated the explosive device he was carrying. The force of the explosion instantly killed 28 civilians and injured about 140 people, of whom 20 were injured severely. Two of the injured later died from their wounds. Some of the victims were Holocaust survivors.

That Passover attack did receive widespread coverage. It was surely known to Reema Dodin. Do you think she was horrified? Grief-stricken? Or do you think that she felt, rather, a twinge of sympathy for Abdelbasset Odeh, the suicide bomber who had been driven to such an act, she says, because he belonged to a “desperate people”? Did the thought cross her mind – “What else could he have done? What would you have had him do?” Yes, I think it did.

There were many other terrorist bombings — some of them suicide bombings, others not – in Israel for the rest of that month. And there had been even more bombings the month before, and just as many in the month after. Month after month. This is what Israelis – men, women, and children – have endured, sometimes less and sometimes more, depending on the year, from Palestinian terrorists.

And these bombers have streets and squares named after them by the Palestinian Authority. Their families receive large monthly stipends for those acts of derring-do.

But let’s come back, by a commodious vicus of recirculation, to the point I alluded to in the first line of yesterday’s article. That is the argument that, after all, Reema Dodin made her hideous remark in 2002, and that she should not be held to account for something she said 18 years ago, even though by that time she was already an adult, in her early twenties. That some remarks or behavior can be forgiven, is true for many things, but not for all things. People do change. There is the well-known example of Hugo Black, who, as a young Alabamian, was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. As a Supreme Court Justice, he spent much of the rest of his life as a defender of civil rights.

There are unpleasant attitudes, and behaviors that Smith, Jones, and Robinson may have once exhibited, but then had a real change of heart, and convincingly expressed their shame and chagrin that they could ever have thought or expressed or done such things.

Imagine someone running for office who is discovered to have in the past – at least 18 years before — done one or more of the following that have just come to light.

  1. Belonged to a college fraternity that did not admit Jews or Blacks.
  2. Belonged to a country club that did not admit Jews or Blacks.
  3. Flown a Confederate flag from his car.
  4. Had a bumper sticker that read: “Don’t let Zionists ruin your day.”
  5. Signed a petition demanding that homosexuals be banned from marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston.
  6. Threw eggs along with other middle-school children at the house of the first Mexican family to move into the neighborhood.
  7. Took part in a march in support of Augusto Pinochet.
  8. Sent copies of Madison Grant’s “The Passing of the Great Race” to his Senators and Representatives, accompanied by a note “This is a book you must read.”
  9. Had a bumper sticker that read: “My son banged your honor student’s math teacher.”

These all represent, albeit with different intensities, some most unpleasant and obvious examples of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, vulgarity, but I can imagine Smith, Jones, and Robinson, who might have been guilty of one or more of the ten listed, over time coming to their moral senses and deploring those memberships, those bumper stickers, those petitions, marches, and books.

But what Reema Dodin said was altogether different and far worse: she was expressing her understanding for, and asking you to join her in it, the suicide bombers who murder as many innocents as they can. She wants us not just to understand why they do what they do, but to sympathize with them. This understanding/sympathizing with mass murderers is like a bumper sticker supporting the early release of that “mixed-up kid” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Excuses that are being made for her that all make references to her “youth” at the time she made that remark, but they never actually mention her intolerable statement. Nor has she said a word about it, preferring to have the Biden transition team drum up statements of support from a handful of — three – Senators, making sure that at least two of the three were Jewish. The Biden campaign has chosen to defend her. Why shouldn’t she have defended herself? Why is she herself remaining silent? Why doesn’t she tell us, following a well-worn script, “just how appalled I am at my remark from 18 years ago. It has nothing to do with whom I am today. I condemn it, completely and wholeheartedly”?”

Here is the statement the Biden people have released about Reema Dodin: “Reema is the first to tell you she has grown from her youth in her approach to pushing for change, but her core values of fighting to expand opportunity to building a stronger middle class remain her driving force,” a spokesperson for the transition team said.

She harnessed her activism into action, becoming a well-respected and trusted leader in the US Senate. Her years of Senate experience and perspective will help President-elect Biden and Vice-President Harris respond to our nation’s most urgent challenges.

Notice that the statement does not address the real issue, does not mention her 2002 remark, does not say she no longer believes that “suicide bombers” are merely “desperate people” who have no other way to express themselves. It’s only that she has “grown from her youth” – and you are expecting then to read “and no longer holds the views about “suicide bombers” that she once expressed and which she deeply regrets,” but instead, you read “in her approach to pushing for change.” That’s not an answer. It’s an evasion.

So I’ll repeat the question that can only be answered by Reema Dodin: Do you still believe, or do you regret, and cannot even imagine how you could ever have said such a thing as “suicide bombing Is the last resort of a desperate people”?

Here’s what those three grand panjandrums of the Senate had to say in praise of Reema Dodin:

You would be hard-pressed to find someone as talented, passionate, and whip smart as Reema Dodin in Washington DC,” Oregon Senator Ron Wyden tweetedon Wednesday. “The Biden administration couldn’t have picked a more capable person to join its team to work with Congress.”

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey also spoke up for Dodin.

The Biden Administration will need the best hearts and minds in DC and across the country to combat the challenges ahead. In Reema Dodin, they’ve found both,” Casey tweeted.

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal added: “Over my 10 years in the Senate, Reema has been an invaluable source of insight & counsel.

“She is invariably conscientious & caring, & the Biden Admin is lucky to have her. I’ll miss her on the Senate Floor, but look forward to working w/her in her new role.”

This is fulsome praise – in the correct meaning of that word, which is not “extravagant” but, rather, signifies, pejoratively, “effusive, excessive, or insincere praise.”

We don’t want the glowing references from three Senators (two of them Jewish) about how “talented, passionate, and whip smart” Reema D. is, what an “invaluable source of insight and counsel,” so “conscientious and caring” and among the “best hearts and minds in DC and across the country.” That’s all irrelevant to the grim matter at hand.

All we want is for Reema D. to speak for herself, and to have her tell us in her own words what she now thinks about her 18-year-old remark that “suicide bombers are the last resort of a desperate people.” Is she merely “dismayed”? “Profoundly saddened”? “Or “I am truly, genuinely sorry”? Will she say that “Eighteen years ago, I was a totally different person. That’s not who I am today.” Or better, but not there yet, “I am horrified at my words, and at the idea behind them, both of which were inexcusable”? Or would she want to insist that “I was very young, and just wasn’t thinking clearly”? Tell us, Reema, straight out – no more hiding behind references from Senators, please – what you now think about your explaining/understanding/excusing Palestinian suicide bombers.

And then we will be able to judge what, at this point, we think of you.

 

 

Hungary’s Orbán faces off against EU’s ‘political persecution’ in forcing open borders, vows to block EU budget

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/hungarys-orban-faces-off-against-eus-political-persecution-in-forcing-open-borders-vows-to-block-eu-budget;

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

Orbán has long declared his dedication to protecting his Christian country against mass migration and Islamization. In 2015, he said that the swarm of migrants flowing into Europe looked more “like an army.”

Orbán has been rebuked for saying that Muslim migrants must be blocked “to keep Europe Christian,” yet given the aggressive and expansionary nature of Islam and its core supremacism, Orbán is right. The determined leader now has a renewed fight with the globalist leadership in the EU on his hands. They have already referred to opponents of their agenda as “anti-democratic, or anti-rule of law.” Orbán has “explicitly invoked the mass migration issue” as the basis of his opposition to EU policy, and he is getting support from Poland and Slovenia.

Given the recent jihad attacks in France and Austria, and the new resolve to battle “political Islam,” with Austria aiming to “ban political Islam” and “shut down jihadi mosques,” Orbán will likely get further support against the EU’s pressure to force open borders, particularly from Austria and its traditional allies Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

“Hungary: EU is Trying to Punish Countries That Control Their Own Borders,” by Oliver JJ Jane, Breitbart, November 18, 2020:

Hungary’s leadership is standing by its decision to block the whole seven-year budget for the European Union over the inclusion of new powers which would, they claim, allow the political persecution of member states that don’t follow the Brussels globalist playbook on matters like mass migration.

The Hungarian and Polish governments used their veto powers to block the seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) — in other words, the EU’s budget — on Monday, having failed to prevent new clauses and rules being inserted at earlier stages of the negotiation process. While the comparatively small central European nations lacked the political clout to prevent the new rules, because they are tacked on to the overall budget which must be adopted by all member states unilaterally, the bloc essentially forced Hungary and Poland into a showdown where their choices were to accept the new controls or stop Europe’s spending altogether.

Hungary’s Viktor Orban was bullish on Wednesday when he said Europe was attempting to use a “political whip” to punish member states that refuse dto fall in line. The Associated Press reported further remarks where Prime Minister Orban explicitly invoked the mass migration issue — a longstanding area of disagreement between the EU, which has attempted to institute a mandatory migrant redistribution programme, and its conservatively minded members — as being at the heart of the dispute, and Europe’s desire to turn the screws on some members.

Orban said: “In Brussels today, they only view countries which let migrants in as those governed by the rule of law… Once this proposal gets adopted, there will be no more obstacles to tying member states’ share of common funds to supporting migration and us(ing) financial means to blackmail countries which oppose migration.”

Hungary’s justice minister — on whose brief much of these debates fall — accused Brussels of “double standards” in its discussions of the kinds of “rule of law” claims made as a justification of these rule changes. Pointing out that many European countries have legal peculiarities or far-from-perfect standards for judicial independence, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Wednesday that the phrase rule of law was only invoked in reference to Hungary.

Earlier in the week, Varga had said that Europe’s wealthy nations, which don’t receive EU funding anyway, would be able to politically blackmail the poorer members, an infringement of sovereignty. Ultimately, she said, Hungary was under attack because the “liberal mainstream” couldn’t accept the fact an extremely popular conservative government controlled a nation in the heart of Europe….

 

FRANCE: MACRON GETS RED PILLED as He Gives French Muslims ULTIMATUM!!

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

Macron has gotten red-pilled and he is giving French Muslims an ultimatum like we’ve not seen! In this video, we’re going to look at that ultimatum, why even fellow globalists are freaking out over Macron’s words and actions, and why those words and actions do indeed indicate that the hero of globalists everywhere may actually be becoming a defender of French nationalist populism; you are NOT going to want to miss this!

15 Senators, including CHRIS COONS, Elizabeth Warren & Bernie Sanders, urge Facebook to block ‘anti-Muslim hate’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/15-senators-including-elizabeth-warren-and-bernie-sanders-urge-facebook-to-block-anti-muslim-hate;

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

Incitement to violence against any group should always be blocked. The problem here is that Islamic advocacy groups and their allies in the West have for years claimed that any honest discussion of the motivating ideology behind jihad violence was “anti-Muslim hate.” Facebook already makes such discussion virtually impossible to find. Expect it to be completely blacked out in a Biden/Harris administration.

“US senators call on Facebook to address anti-Muslim bigotry,” Middle East Eye, November 16, 2020 (thanks to Henry):

Democratic senators are calling on Facebook to “do more” to mitigate the spread of anti-Muslim bigotry, after the social media giant was criticised for failing to address attacks against the faith group on multiple occasions, including the aftermath of the Christchurch shootings.

In a letter sent to Facebook to CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, a group of 15 Senators said the platform needed to immediately enforce its community standards to address anti-Muslim hate and ban the use of event pages for the purpose of “harassment, organizing, and violence” against the Muslim community.

The letter also said that Facebook had not taken proper steps to enforce its “call to arms” policy, a year-old rule created in large part due to pressure from Muslim advocacy groups, which since 2015 had flagged multiple instances where organisers of Facebook events had advocated for followers to bring weapons to mosques and other places of worship.

“We recognize that Facebook has announced efforts to address its role in the distribution of anti-Muslim content in some of these areas,” the letter, signed by Senator Chris Coons, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and 12 others, said.

“Nevertheless, it is not clear that the company is meaningfully better positioned to prevent further human rights abuses and violence against Muslim minorities today.”

An independent civil rights audit of the social media company released in July outlined that despite having policies that did not allow for hate speech against religious groups, incidents of hate speech continued to persist across Facebook.

Muslim Advocates, a rights group that called for the audit two years ago, thanked the senators for writing the letter.

“Since 2015, Muslim Advocates had warned Facebook that the platform’s event pages were being used by violent militias and white nationalists to organize armed rallies at mosques,” the group’s executive director Farhana Khera said on Monday.

“We need to know what Facebook plans to do to end the anti-Muslim hate and violence enabled by their platform – and end it now.”…

“As members of Congress who are deeply disturbed by the proliferation of this hate speech on your platform, we urge you to do more,” the senators’ letter read.

 

NEWARK AIRPORT, New Jersey: Veiled ‘Muslim influencer’ & DEMOCRAT REP. “CANDIDATE” says she was removed from flight after complaint from ‘entitled white man’

Muslim woman says she was pulled off American Airlines flight, arrested after argument

Meet Amani al-Khatahtbeh the Founder of MuslimGirl.com

Rep. Ilhan Omar Speaks About COVID-19 With Candidate Amani Al-Khatahtbeh 

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/new-jersey-veiled-muslim-influencer-says-she-was-removed-from-flight-after-complaint-from-entitled-white-man;

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

Amani al-Khatahtbeh tells her story on Twitter:

Here is video:

Most people, of any and every race and creed, can recall an incident or incidents in which someone cut in a line in front of them, but Amani al-Khatahtbeh, a self-described “veiled Muslim woman,” took it upon herself to create a clamor and claim that the incident was all about race, openly labeling the man an “entitled white man” and then accusing him of a temper tantrum as the incident escalated.  No Muslim, or anyone else, should be subject to discrimination or racism; but in observing al-Khatahtbeh’s approach to this incident, one can understand why her aggressiveness may have caused nervousness among other passengers. She tweeted:

Y’all know if I, a VEILED MUSLIM WOMAN, had the audacity to throw a temper tantrum and run through TSA security, I would have gotten BODIED. I would have been detained, missed my flight, possibly gotten charged, etc.

The man did not initially throw a  “temper tantrum,” by her own account; nor did he “run through TSA security.” He went ahead of her, explaining that he was in first class with TSA precheck. He may have been rude, as many people are to others of all races and creeds. But now the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is involved, acknowledging that all the facts are not yet known, but nevertheless escalating the incident further with erroneous accusations of discrimination against American Airlines:

“Although we do not yet know all of the facts about this incident, we do know that American Airlines has a history of mistreating Muslim travelers,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement.”

It is policy to remove a passenger who is disagreeable and creating a scene, and then to investigate afterward.

Like good little dhimmis, American Airlines, after the pattern of many other businesses, will likely apologize and even pay money to al-Khatahtbeh and CAIR in order to end the accusations of “Islamophobia.” Instead, the airline should be challenging CAIR for stating that it “has a history of mistreating Muslim travelers.”

Imagine if everyone made a scene and hurled accusations of discrimination about every person butting in line in front of them. It would also hardly make news, unless of course it was a “veiled Muslim woman” with “unindicted co-conspirator” CAIR backing her.

“A Muslim woman says she was removed from an American Airlines flight because a white passenger felt ‘uncomfortable'”, by Yelena Dzhanova, Insider, November 15, 2020:

A Muslim influencer said she was booted from an American Airlines flight in New Jersey on Saturday because a white male passenger told agents he did not “feel comfortable” with her onboard.

Amani al-Khatahtbeh, an activist and the founder of a blog geared toward Muslim women, said in a Twitter thread that “an entitled white man” complained about her after a tense interaction while standing in line for airport security.

The man, whose identity is not yet known, was standing behind her when he “insisted on cutting me in line because I was ‘still taking my shoes off,'” al-Khatahtbeh said in a tweet.

“When I said he could wait like everyone else, he started going off about how he’s ‘pre check’ and ‘first class,'” she added.

The man then pushed his luggage and shoes ahead of hers, al-Khatahtbeh said in a tweet, and then ran through the body-scanning machine.

“TSA did NOTHING,” she wrote on Twitter. “Not only did they not do anything, a TSA officer had the audacity to tell ME to ‘cut it out.'”

Al-Khatahtbeh wrote in a subsequent tweet that if she had behaved in the same way as the man had, she would have faced retribution from security.

“Y’all know if I, a VEILED MUSLIM WOMAN, had the audacity to throw a temper tantrum and run through TSA security, I would have gotten BODIED,” she added. “I would have been detained, missed my flight, possibly gotten charged, etc.”

When she boarded the flight, she learned that the man had complained about her to an airline agent, she said. American Airlines then tried to remove her from the flight.

Al-Khatahtbeh posted a video to Twitter in which a man wearing a yellow American Airlines manager vest is saying he’s going to remove her.

“The captain asked me, as a manager, for me to remove you from the aircraft because there’s a passenger on board who doesn’t feel comfortable with you being here,” he said.

The manager is heard saying in the video that he was not there to witness the interaction between al-Khatahtbeh and the passenger.

She then told the manager she didn’t feel comfortable with that passenger. “I want that passenger removed as well,” she told him.

The manager told her they can “discuss that outside.” The video does not show the passenger in reference.

Al-Khatahtbeh told Insider that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim rights nonprofit, has reached out to American Airlines on her behalf.

“Although we do not yet know all of the facts about this incident, we do know that American Airlines has a history of mistreating Muslim travelers,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement to Insider. “The airline must immediately explain why it singled out Amani by contacting the police and ejecting her from a flight based on the word of a man who had allegedly harassed her.”…

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SEE ALSO:

https://muslimgirl.com/muslim-girl-founder-amani-al-khatahtbeh-arrested-after-being-harassed-by-american-airline-passenger-and-staff/

https://muslimgirl.com/amanis-arrest-was-yet-another-incident-of-flying-while-muslim/

 

Irked Turks slam Pompeo for promoting religious freedom, call on him to focus on ‘Islamophobia’ instead

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) listens to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/irked-turks-slam-pompeo-for-promoting-religious-freedom-call-on-him-to-focus-on-islamophobia-instead;

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

Pompeo is set to meet Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Tuesday in Istanbul. He is not scheduled to meet Erdogan. The Turks are enraged because Pompeo is slated to focus on religious freedom, just months after Turkey converted two venerable Byzantine churches, Hagia Sophia and the Monastery at Chora, into mosques. Pompeo should instead, the Turks insisted, focus on Muslims as victims. The establishment media and most non-Muslim leaders around the world readily fall for this victimhood propaganda. Will Pompeo stand firm?

“Turkey condemns Pompeo: Focus on racism, Islamophobia in US before preaching on religious freedoms,” Ahlul Bayt News Agency, November 14, 2020 (thanks to Henry):

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Turkey has condemned U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for trying to promote religious freedom during an upcoming visit to Istanbul and called Wednesday on Washington to focus on racism and hate crimes in the United States instead.

The U.S State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Pompeo would travel to Istanbul to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Greek Orthodox Christians.

The top U.S. diplomat plans to discuss religious issues in Turkey and to promote “our strong stance on religious freedom around the world,” the statement read.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rebuked the statement “as extremely inappropriate,” insisting that the country protects the rights of citizens of various faiths to freely practice their religions.

“It would be more advisable for the United States to look in the mirror first and to show the necessary sensitivity to human rights violations such as racism, Islamophobia and hate crimes in its own country,” the Turkish ministry said in a statement….

 

Leftist MUSLIM privilege: Ilhan Omar has paid husband’s political consulting firm nearly $2,800,000

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/leftist-privilege-ilhan-omar-has-paid-husbands-political-consulting-firm-nearly-2800000

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

If there were an investigation, which there almost certainly will not be, Ilhan Omar would likely be found completely innocent of any wrongdoing, no matter what the facts of the case may be. Why? Because as a quadruple victim — female, migrant, black, Muslim — she has a coveted protected status in American society today, and privilege to do essentially whatever she wants. I’m not saying she is guilty of violating any laws here, as there is no law against a political campaign hiring a relative or spouse. But this is the same sort of situation as that of Hunter and Joe Biden. Hunter Biden was hired by a Ukrainian oil company for a massive salary despite having no experience in the industry. Even if no actual laws were broken, it was quite clearly a case of buying influence in the U.S. government, just as Omar here is taking advantage of a lacuna in the laws to funnel campaign money into her personal account. And of course, there is plenty of evidence of her violating other laws. Nonetheless, no matter what she has done, she is golden. If she were a Christian male born in the U.S., and a conservative, there would be heavy pressure on her to resign in disgrace, she would be vilified in the media on a regular basis, and legal proceedings would be underway against her.

“Rep. Omar has paid husband’s political consulting firm nearly $2.8M,” by Mark Moore, New York Post, November 11, 2020:

Rep. Ilhan Omar has funneled nearly $2.8 million to her husband’s political consulting company since the beginning of 2019, according to a report.

Omar’s campaign paid $1.6 million to E Street Group LLC, which is owned by her husband, Tim Mynett, from the start of 2019 to July 22, 2020, Fox News reported Tuesday, citing Federal Election Commission data.

Another $1.1 million was sent to the firm in the third quarter and $27,000 in the following weeks.

The $1.1 million figure represented nearly 70 percent of the $1.6 million that her campaign spent in those three months, the report said.

The expenses were for a range of campaign services, including cable advertising, “digital consulting,” video production and editing, Fox News said.

Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, easily won re-election last week.

Her campaign and E Street Group did not respond to requests for comment from Fox News.

Omar has defended her expenses and said her campaign worked with Mynett’s firm long before they began a relationship.

“We consulted with a top FEC campaign attorney to ensure there were no possible legal issues with our relationship,” she said in a Twitter post in March, just days after she married Mynett. “We were told this is not uncommon and that no, there weren’t.”…

 

DEMOCRATS, VACCINE PUSHERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ELECTION CHAOS: AIRLINES TO REQUIRE VACCINATION CERTIFICATES FOR BOARDING; OPEN STRIP CLUBS; CANCELLING THANKSGIVING; NO FOOD STAMPS WITHOUT VACCINES; INCREASE MUSLIM IMMIGRATION

Airlines to Require “Health Pass,” Vaccine Certificate Before Allowing Passengers to Fly

BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON

SEE: https://summit.news/2020/11/13/report-airlines-to-require-health-pass-vaccine-certificate-before-allowing-passengers-to-fly/;

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

Airlines are likely to require passengers to sign up for a “health pass” which includes a digital certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 before allowing them to fly, according to a new report.

The system would be similar in nature to that being considered by Ticketmaster, who it was revealed earlier this week are considering making customers prove they’ve had the vaccine or a negative coronavirus test before allowing them to purchase tickets.

Ticketmaster later clarified that a final decision on such measures would be up to event organizers but that they were still mulling over the implementation of the system.

Now according to a new report by Axios, airlines are likely to follow the same model.

“Three global alliances representing 58 airlines are pushing governments to allow widespread COVID-19 testing of passengers instead of existing quarantine restrictions that they argue are ineffective and have killed travel demand,” states the report.

Airline passengers would be subject to similar measures being considered by Ticketmaster whereby they would have to verify they’ve been vaccinated or tested negative 24 to 72 hours before the flight.

“The bottom line: No heath pass? No admittance. And perhaps, no flying,” states the report.

The system would likely be organized under the auspices of CommonPass, a program sponsored by the World Economic Forum, which is pushing for a post-COVID “Great Reset” that would transform the world.

With Uber and other companies also beginning to refuse services to people who fail to comply with coronavirus restrictions, the “new normal” will likely create a lower caste of refuseniks who are barred from traveling, any form of social life, and in the future even basic financial services.

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SEE ALSO: https://www.infowars.com/posts/qantas-airways-ceo-says-covid-vaccination-will-be-mandatory-for-travel/

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Joe Biden’s Covid-19 Taskforce Member Recommends Withholding Food Stamps, Rent Assistance From Those Who Refuse Vaccines

Get ready for an Orwellian medical police state run by fascist vaccine pushers & Big Tech censors

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/joe-bidens-covid-19-taskforce-member-recommends-withholding-food-stamps-rent-assistance-from-those-who-refuse-vaccines/;

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

If you vote for tyrants, you get tyranny.

This is what millions of Joe Biden supporters are about to discover if their candidate manages to steal the election and seize control of the White House.

A prominent member of Biden’s Covid-19 taskforce, a CIA-linked operative named Luciana Borio, says that people who refuse to be vaccinated should be deprived of food stamps and rent assistance.

And in order to convince Black Americans to take the vaccines, influencers should be hired to brainwash Blacks with special compliance messages that are scientifically tested in social engineering focus groups.

In other words, obey or starve. This is all contained in the report linked in this story, by the way.

This is on top of another Biden taskforce member now calling for a 4-6 week national lockdown for all Americans — a kind of national economic suicide to finish off whatever small businesses might have survived the covid nightmare so far.

This covid tyranny is exactly what we’ve warned was coming: Lockdown tyranny and vaccine tyranny, enforced through a horrifying new “medical credit scoring” system that tracks your compliance with government mandates for vaccines, lockdowns and masks.

The task force member in question here is Luciana Borio, MD, the Vice President of In-Q-Tel, a CIA-linked propaganda front that uses social engineering tactics to enslave humanity. She’s listed as the top member of the “Working Group of Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccines” as described in a document from the Center for Health Security, released in July of this year by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A copy of this PDF has been saved at the Natural News servers, in case they try to take it down from its original location.

The document says that federal agencies should collude to develop a “national promotion strategy” — which might as well be called a “national propaganda strategy” — for convincing people to take potentially dangerous and deadly covid-19 vaccines which have skipped any real rigorous testing.

“Bundling” of vaccinations with food stamps, health care and rent assistance

The document recommends that vaccine mandates get “bundled” with other social services such as food stamps (WIC program), rent assistance and health care services. The report explains:

Local and state public health agencies should explore collaboration with interagency and nongovernment partners to bundle vaccination with other safety net services.

It also says that “bundling” vaccines with food stamps would be, “a way to build trust and streamline vaccine provision” among low-income people such as “Blacks and minority communities.”

Yes, just as we’ve all known for quite some time, the depopulation vaccines will be targeting Blacks in America, which is exactly what the abortion industry targets as well. But anyone who criticizes the forcing of vaccines onto Black Americans will be called racist, of course. The report also talks about putting in place a medical police state monitoring infrastructure to surveil Blacks and minorities in real time, making sure they surrender to forced immunizations:

It will also be critical to monitor in real time who has gotten the vaccine and what the key facilitators and barriers to vaccination have been within communities, so local public health departments can adapt their approaches accordingly.

The document even talks about Blacking-up the vaccine propaganda language in order to appeal to Blacks and so-called anti-vaxxers:

Given the diverse nature of social identities in the United States, vaccination communications will need to be tailored to specific audiences that are key to an equitable and effective COVID-19 response (eg, essential workers, parents, groups with high comorbidity rates, communities of color, vaccine-hesitant persons).

In order to brainwash Blacks and minorities into accepting dangerous, experimental covid-19 vaccines, document authors say that influential celebrities (such as Hollywood stars and music stars) should be recruited to deliver messages so that uninformed people can be influenced:

Engage a broad network of trusted spokespersons who can deliver and reinforce a unified message about COVID-19 vaccination…  To motivate people to take protective actions like vaccination requires that they hear a salient and specific message repeatedly, delivered by multiple trusted messengers and via diverse media channels.

The report even admits that Blacks and minorities have been lied to and abused by the government before, especially involving public health issues: “…minority groups have often experienced a history of government abuse that may make it harder build trust.”

Finally, the document proposes that scientific testing on “vaccination messages” should be openly published by the NIH, CDC and NLM (National Library of Medicine) so that all the authorities have access to all the social engineering experiments that attempt to brainwash Blacks with pro-vaccine propaganda.

Mandatory vaccine sites: Grocery stores, pharmacies, schools, workplaces, senior citizen centers and churches will all be used to force vaccines on everyone

The document not only recommends that food assistance and rent assistance be withheld from those who refuse mandatory coronavirus vaccines, it also says that “home visits” should be used to inject people on a door-to-door basis. In addition, workplaces, pharmacies, churches and schools are named as candidates for forced immunizations, and the document recommends that pharmacists be allowed to “administer a vaccine directly without a standing order.”

The document specifically states that vaccine efforts should include “nontraditional sites” such as “places of worship” or senior centers, and that covid-19 vaccines should be “bundled” with other essential social services such as food stamps (see below).

From the document: (emphasis added)

COVID-19 vaccination may require ramping up the use of sites that are already available and accessible to older adults but are used less frequently; widely placed community pharmacies, for example, are an underutilized site for routine vaccine promotion and administration,111 but they were used successfully for expanding access to pandemic vaccine in 2009 and 2010.112 Most adults in the United States live closer to a pharmacy than to a clinic, and pharmacy vaccination programs can be especially effective for harder-to-reach populations. Pharmacy immunization efforts work best when pharmacists are given adequate training in administering a new vaccine and when state-level policies allow pharmacists the ability to administer a vaccine directly without a standing order. Other nontraditional vaccination settings include grocery stores, senior citizen centers, health departments, mass vaccination clinics, and local corporations; these have been assessed as safe and acceptable sites for pneumococcal and influenza vaccines.113-115 After doctors’ offices, the next most common settings for influenza vaccination are pharmacies, stores (eg, supermarkets), and workplaces.116 To allow adults to be vaccinated directly in their workplaces seems prudent, especially for essential workers likely to be in the first tier for vaccination. Schools, which are trusted institutions present in every community and available on weekends and at night, are an additional candidate location; they were used during mass polio vaccination campaigns.117 In some cases, it also may be acceptable and feasible to deliver vaccination via home visits by community health nurses when vaccination is bundled with delivery of other preventive health services; this approach has received a strong recommendation in the past from the Community Preventive Services Task Force.118 Ensuring that all COVID-19 vaccination sites maintain safe physical distancing practices may require additional planning.

The report also urges vaccine pushers to plan for the “logistics” of using grocery stores as “frontline” sites in a “vaccine rollout.” Here’s the text from the report:

Federal, state, and local health officers and their strategic partners should actively involve experts on preparedness and planning in vaccine rollout preparations as early as possible, given that novel or nontraditional sites for vaccination may become the frontlines of a successful vaccination program. These experts can help coordinate efforts at heterogeneous sites and adapt strategies that suit each site accordingly. For example, the vaccination logistics and rollout at a grocery store site will require different planning and preparation than vaccine rollout in traditional physicians’ offices.

Get ready for the rolling out of an Orwellian medical police state run by fascist vaccine pushers and Big Tech censors

The bottom line in all this? If Biden is elected President and his covid-19 taskforce becomes a reality, America will be transformed into a vaccine-pushing medical police state where you can’t even go to the grocery store or go to church without being harassed by crazed vaccine zealots.

All independent journalism that questions the safety or efficacy of vaccines will be completely banned, and the CDC — using taxpayer money — will roll out an endless stream of pro-vaccine propaganda by hiring famous actors and recording artists to brainwash the masses into getting vaccinated.

This is what happens when you vote for tyrants: You get tyranny.

So roll up your sleeve, Biden supporters, and prepare to be forcibly injected with an experimental, potentially deadly vaccine cocktail that will make the Tuskegee experiments look like a cakewalk.

Blacks and minorities are about to be targeted with the ultimate depopulation weapon: An engineered euthanasia shot called a “vaccine,” that’s so deadly and dangerous, every propaganda trick imaginable has to be used to convince people to take it… even when it’s free.

And if you say no, you won’t be able to buy groceries, go to church, attend a concert, travel by air or even open a bank account. If you continue to resist, don’t worry: They’ll send “isolation teams” to your home to kidnap you and throw you in a CDC concentration camp, where you’ll be “recycled” into biosludge that’s deposited onto the food crops.

It sounds a lot like the Green New Deal, doesn’t it? Except it’s actually the Green New KILL.

Welcome to Covid-1984.

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California Judge Allows Strip Clubs to Open, Citing First Amendment, While Churches Remain Shuttered

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/11/13/california-judge-allows-strip-clubs-to-open-citing-first-amendment-while-churches-remain-shuttered-n1142930

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Chicago Mayor Cancels Thanksgiving

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/11/13/lightfoot-makes-no-bones-about-it-shes-canceling-traditional-thanksgiving-for-chicago-n1141314

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AND ALSO:

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/muslims-in-us-want-biden-to-change-refugee-limits-to-allow-more-migrants-into-the-country

 
 

Turkey Is the Center of the New Islamist International

BY  Ioannis E. Kotoulas

SEE: https://www.investigativeproject.org/8623/turkey-is-the-center-of-the-new-islamist;

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

The recent row with France further established Turkey's role as an ideological instigator of tension between Islamist elements and the West and its capabilities to appeal to Islamists globally. President Tayyip Recep Erdogan rallies Islamists by promoting the notion that Europe is at war with Islam and says that his government "is determined to protect the rights and security of its citizens," declaring his intent to interfere in other countries in the name of religion.

This strategy leads to an Islamist International, led by Erdogan. The Islamist International has a core of three states, Turkey, Qatar and Iran, and a nexus of diplomatic support provided by other Islamic countries, such as Pakistan and Malaysia, and terrorist groups of Hamas and Hizballah.

The Islamist International was initially formulated during the Islamic Summit held last December in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Turkey wants to supplant Saudi Arabia and create an Islamic bloc opposed to the now pro-Western nexus of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Jordan. The Islamist International has extended its influence inside the EU through the network of Islamic migrant communities and entities influenced by Erdogan's Turkey, such as the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe and the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations.

Turkey's bid to head the Islamist International is seen through a series of actions targeting the Islamic community. First, Turkey has proved its ideological purity by affiliating itself with the matrix of Islamist terrorism, the Muslim Brotherhood. Second, Turkey demonstrated its commitment to the Islamist global cause with military support on the ground in SyriaLibya and Azerbaijan. Turkey has supported radical Islamist fighters in all these countries or facilitated their transport to the war zones. Third, Turkey initiated the symbolic cultural war of militant Islam with the West in July, when it turned the Hagia Sophia, an iconic Christian church, into a mosque. Fourth, Turkey tries to appear as the leader of the Islamic resistance against "Western imperialism" and accuses the West of no longer feeling "the need to cover up their hatred toward Islam anymore." Finally, Turkish propaganda instrumentalizes the vague notion of Islamophobia, attempting to curb legitimate concerns of European societies over the growing Islamist terrorism.

Turkey's strategic use of Europe's Muslim populations echoes the old Soviet Union Cold War strategy to use communist elements and sympathizers as strategic minorities. Turkey today interferes in Western countries using Muslim populations and Islamist-minded groups as strategic minorities. Soviet efforts ultimately failed because, despite the ideological rift, those involved belonged to the unity of Western culture and post-Christian secular world. Today, the situation is altogether different; the strategic use of Islamic communities relies on the religious divide and legacies of historical confrontation between once-Christian Europe and the Islamic world.

A spiral of Islamist terrorism and violent activism has unfolded in Europe and is connected to the increased tension between Islamists and Western states. On Monday in Vienna, an ISIS-affiliated terrorist unleashed havoc killing at least four people and injuring 23, seven of them still hospitalized in critical condition. ISIS claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Investigators are trying to determine who provided the terrorist with help.

Again in Vienna, on Oct. 29, a violent group of 50 Turkish men staged a riot at the historic Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua, shouting "Allahu Akbar." The assailants are radical Islamists of the Turkish migrant community.

That same day, the Turkish Ministry of Interior announced that Turkey would consider an asylum request by French Islamist Idriss Sihamedi, founder of a Muslim charity shut down in France over its ties to radical Islamism. French authorities shut down BarakaCity – ostensibly a humanitarian aid group – Oct. 28, saying it "incites hate, has relations with the radical Islamist movement and justifies terrorist acts."

Sihamedi posted his asylum request on Twitter, specifically addressing Erdogan. The Turkish Ministry of Interior quickly responded: "Hello Sihamedi. If you and your colleagues were to personally apply to our institution with your surname, first name, identity information, petition for an asylum request and your passport number, your request will be assessed."

In many Western countries, including the United States, groups of Muslims and mosques organized protests against French authorities attempt to resist the rise of parallel societies. In Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Somalia and the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Muslims staged anti-French protests after Friday prayers. Are these actions random outbursts of isolated radicals or part of an aggressive trend, aided by the emergence of an ideological center of action?

Erdogan Stirs the Pot

Erdogan's Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Turkish government has been on the forefront of tension with Europe and now aspires to be the standard bearer of Islamist extremism. It was Turkey's decision to create a civilizational crisis with France that increased tension between Islamists and Europe, as this spiral of Islamist terror attacks and activist protests unfold. Erdogan went so far as to claim that "Macron needs mental treatment" for a problem with Islam and called for a global boycott of French products in all Islamic-populated countries. Erdogan has warned European countries that their citizens will not be able to "walk safely in the streets." Turkey has coordinated an incitement campaign against France using pro-government media outlets, such as Daily SabahAnadolu Agency and TRT.

France is the main battleground in this fight due to its leading position as representative of secular values and its attempt to curb rising Islamist separatism. On Oct. 2, President Macron presented a five-point plan to address Islamist radicalization in a televised address. To Macron, Islamist separatism is a "conscious, theorized, politico-religious project that manifests itself in repeated discrepancies with the values of the Republic." Responding to the numerous Islamist attacks Macron called Islam "a religion in crisis."

Both the terrorist attacks in Europe and the global protests over the cartoons are part of a greater Islamist strategy to rekindle the confrontation against the Western world. Rather than a reaction to the republishing of the Muhammad cartoons, these attacks are part of a calculated violent reaction by Islamists against any notion of incorporating Islam into the fabric of secular Western society. The real issue is the rise of Islamic parallel societies and the end of Western freedom of speech. Islamists wish to silence Europeans addressing Islam which is perceived as an ahistorical entity outside of any rightful criticism.

Usual interpretations of Turkish foreign policy presume that, with its embrace of Islamist activism, Erdogan is focused on internal issues in a bid for popularity with an increasingly conservative electoral base. This premise is not only outdated, but dangerously naïve. Turkish embrace of political Islam is not a play at internal politics; it is an attempt at a new hegemonic form of political Islam and militant jihadism that shall subdue the West. Turkish Neo-Ottomanism focuses on revival of a "greater Turkey" that aspires to be the focus of the Islamic world.

Although Turkey is the vanguard of the Islamist International and fomenting tension with NATO allies, it is still considered by the United States to be an integral part of the security structure of the West. The West needs to realize the fundamental importance of culture as an underlying factor in state behavior and the new world that is being shaped and inject a basis of core values in its power structures to withhold the assault on its fundamental premises.

Ioannis E. Kotoulas (Ph.D. in History, Ph.D. in Geopolitics) is Adjunct Lecturer in Geopolitics, University of Athens.

 

David Wood Video: YouTube Sides With Jihadis In Free Speech Controversy

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/david-wood-video-youtube-sides-with-jihadis-in-free-speech-controversy;

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

YouTube took down two of David Wood’s videos recently because he said that the Quran contains hateful verses. As far as YouTube is concerned, that is “hate speech.”

So here is a new video from David, which he kindly gave me to post at the Jihad Watch channel, explaining the controversy and its implications.

Watch it soon; it might not be up long.

 

AOC’s Squad Gets New Members, Boosting Democrats’ Socialist Wing

AOC’s Squad Gets New Members, Boosting Democrats’ Socialist Wing

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/aocs-squad-gets-new-members-boosting-democrats-socialist-wing/;

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

Is the Democrat Party inevitably destined to be AOC’s Democrat Party?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), seen as one of the most radical left-wing lawmakers in Congress, has her squad growing thanks to the election of a handful of young new progressives on November 3.

The “Squad” refers to the freshman congresswomen elected in the 2018 midterms who, like Ocasio-Cortez, favor socialist policies such as the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, open borders, and defunding the police. The other members of the group are Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).

Two of the new additions to The Squad are male. 

The first, Democrat Mondaire Jones of New York, is an advocate for Medicare for All and the Green New Deal and has called for defunding police departments and ending cash bail.

“Congress must cease all funding that militarizes police forces, repeal the 1994 Crime Bill that accelerated mass incarceration, and abolish cash bail, which condemns poor people to pretrial detention while more affluent people await trial from the comfort of their homes,” he wrote in a June article.

For Jones, dismantling white supremacy involves “moving funding away from police departments and toward programs that improve public safety by helping to address the roots of systemic inequality.”

Jamaal Brown, also of New York, likewise backs the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, along with canceling student debt and “shifting funding and resources from police departments, jails, and prisons to new agencies designed to protect public health.”

In addition, he has pushed the “Reconstruction Agenda,” which includes creating a “National Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate, document, and assess the federal government’s role in America’s history of racism.”

According to Brown, a “federal investigation and commission modeled on the transitional justice approach in Germany, South Africa, and Rwanda” is needed to make a proposal for slavery reparations.

He also wants to “dramatically” reduce prison populations, by ending mandatory minimums, cash bail, the “war on drugs,” and what he calls “mass deportation.”

Then there’s Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who, in addition to the Green New Deal, seeks a $15 minimum wage, the abolition of immigration enforcement, and an end to “right-to-work” protections for workers — a move that would empower labor unions.

Bush has floated the idea of funding more social services not only by defunding the police, but the military as well.

“If you’re having a bad day, just think of all the social services we’re going to fund after we defund the Pentagon,” she tweeted in October.

The election of the three radicals will strengthen the Democrat Party’s progressive wing, which has taken heat in recent days as moderates within the party are blaming the more extreme element for the party’s loss, rather than gain, of seats in the House on Election Day.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said in a caucus call last week that if “we are going to run on ‘Medicare-for-all,’ defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win.”

The Free Beacon has reported on Democrats’ support for defunding the police, despite claims by some progressives that they never supported the idea:

Earlier this year, progressive Democrats backed proposals to defund police departments across the country. In July, Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), both members of the far-left “squad,” endorsed a bill that would strip federal funding for police departments and disband several federal law enforcement agencies. Ocasio-Cortez, who has also backed efforts to defund police departments, said New York City’s decision to cut more than $1 billion in funding for the city’s police department in June did not go far enough, saying “the fight to defund policing continues.”

Ocasio-Cortez, however, defended progressives by arguing that the Democrats who support policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All won reelection.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has said that the New York congresswoman “runs the floor. That wing of the party, the socialist wing of the party, they are the new power of the Democratic Party.”

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) does not renounce socialism because it would get her in trouble with her party’s progressives.

Democrats are currently on track to lose between seven and 11 seats in the House of Representatives, which would make for the thinnest majority in two decades.

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Pastor Carl Lentz’ Five-Month Sexual Affair With Muslim Woman Began at His Anniversary

PROFESSING "CHRISTIAN" HAS AN ANTINOMIAN AFFAIR WITH A MUSLIM HARLOT; SHOWS NO REPENTANCE

The 34-year-old said that they had much more than a 'fling'

SEE: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/11/09/carl-lentz-five-month-sexual-affair-with-muslim-woman-began-at-his-anniversary/;

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

A Muslim woman who claims to have had a five-month affair with befallen celebrity Hillsong NYC pastor, Carl Lentz, says that their relationship was much more than just a fling. According to Ranin (pictured above), a 34-year-old designer who spoke with The Sun, they had an emotional break-up after they were busted by Lentz’ wife who found sexting messages and “naughty photos” on his church office computer.

Lentz, who was fired last week amid “moral failures” — which were not mentioned in a letter sent by Brian Houston, Hillsong’s founder and CEO — admitted to being unfaithful in his marriage, but did not go into detail. According to Ranin, after she found out that they had been exposed, Lentz came over to “say goodbye in person” where they were intimate, once again.

Interestingly, according to when this affair began in May according to Ranin, Carl Lentz has had a pinned post on his Twitter account celebrating his marriage and anniversary.

17 years of marriage, today! I remember being told “the only competition you should have in your marriage, is who can serve each other better.” When our marriage is strong, that theme is protected and valued.  When…

“17 years of marriage, today! I remember being told the only competition you should have in your marriage, is who can serve each other better,” Lentz hypocritically wrote on Instagram as he was sleeping with another woman, “When our marriage is strong, that theme is protected and valued. When our marriage has struggled, that theme has been distant… and thats because ‘Serving’ is not a word that we instantly gravitate towards because it involves putting yourself, your needs, your opinions second.”

Lest one be fooled into believing that Lentz is truly repentant and sorry for this, don’t be fooled. He did not stop because he felt remorse or shame and wanted to repent. He stopped because he got caught. All these years of leading a church, who can actually be surprised that sexual immorality would be so pervasive in a church so worldly with such a false gospel?

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Ranin said she 'broke things off so many times' but Carl 'always pursued her'

ABOVE: Ranin said she 'broke things off so many times' but Carl 'always pursued her'

Ranin said that she 'loved Carl and he loved her back'

ABOVE: Ranin said that she 'loved Carl and he loved her back'

Justin Bieber's pastor Carl Lentz lied to NYC beauty during affair and said he was an unmarried sports agent

SEE: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/13137365/justin-bieber-pastor-carl-lentz-affair-lied-sports-agent/

EXCERPTS:

Ranin, whom wishes to keep her last name private, revealed to The Sun she wanted to tell her story so Carl’s followers know “there was another person on the other side of his statement that got hurt.”

She said his Instagram post about his firing was “offensive,” and made it seem like they “just had a fling."

The stunning brunette said: “I wasn’t there for just sex, we both found comfort and a deep, special connection with each other. I am very hurt because we both feel the same way about each other. 

“He loves me and I love him. It was a love relationship that wasn’t planned. It wasn’t just a fling or just a sexual relationship."

She explained that the pair met in May at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, when he approached her to flirt and make small talk. 

“I have no knowledge of the Christian world, I’m Muslim,” she said, insisting she initially had no idea that Carl was a famous celebrity pastor.

“He told me the most beautiful women come from the Middle East and we kept talking from there. We walked and talked more for a little bit and exchanged numbers. 

“He told me his name was Carl but that’s it, he wouldn’t tell me his last name. And he told me that his job was as a sports agent,” Ranin claimed of his alleged secrecy regarding his occupation.

She claimed Carl, 42, refused to give his last name because he did not want to be “Googled” so she can “get to know him in person.”

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DOMINO PARK, BROOKLYN, NY: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7138494,-73.9676011,18z

NEAR THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE TO MANHATTAN; THE EAST RIVER:

 

 

Oklahoma: ‘Nonbinary’ Muslim elected to State House

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/oklahoma-nonbinary-muslim-elected-to-state-house;

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The idea of being “nonbinary” is not something that hardline Muslim clerics are likely to regard favorably. However, Islamic supremacists and jihadists do have a shared goal with the Left, and their interests coincide: for example, Italy’s largest Muslim organization a few years ago called for the legalization of polygamy on the basis of the legalization of gay marriage. Accordingly, Mauree Turner is unlikely to get much flak from Muslim clerics who believe that “Allah created you male and female” (Qur’an 49:13).

“Oklahoma Elects Mauree Turner To Be First Muslim, Nonbinary Representative,” by Barry Mangold, News9, November 4, 2020 (thanks to Ken):

OKLAHOMA CITY – Although a Democrat will again represent Oklahoma House District 88 in the state legislature, its next occupant will be historic on multiple fronts.

Democratic Nominee Mauree Turner handily won over Republican Kelly Barlean by a more than 40% margin, or nearly 6,000 votes.

Turner will be the first Muslim lawmaker in Oklahoma and first nonbinary person, which means their gender identity is not strictly male or female, to hold state legislator in U.S. history.

“It feels really kind of remarkable. It’s still hard to put into words,” Turner said.

The 27-year-old said neighbors recommended they run for office last year.

“While I don’t really agree with career politicians, I do agree with answering a call to action,” Turner said. “My community asked me to run.”

Turner said being a queer minority raised in Oklahoma presented many challenges and that they will work to bring a community-first perspective to the capitol.

“A seat at the table is not something we were meant to be given,” Turner said. “I’m not asking for a seat at the table, but we’re here to make a new table. We’re here to create new rooms.”…

 

Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif: Biden ‘more promising’ for the Islamic Republic than Trump

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/irans-foreign-minister-zarif-biden-more-promising-for-the-islamic-republic-than-trump;

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It doesn’t take a genius or “expert” to recognize that Joe Biden would be a better president from the standpoint of the Iranian mullahs. The surprising and embarrassing aspect of this is that so many seem to be ignorant of it or indifferent to it, even as Zarif acknowledges it openly. Biden and the Democrats are a boon for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran is seeking to expand its influence in the West and elsewhere, and will be enabled to do just that by Biden and his team.

“Why Iran sees Biden as the “more promising” candidate in the U.S. election,” by Elizabeth Palmer and Tucker Reals, CBS News, November 2, 2020:

Tehran — Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has indicated to CBS News that the Islamic Republic’s leadership would prefer Joe Biden win the U.S. election. It was a first for a country that has been reluctant to tip its hand.

Zarif first insisted that Iran‘s government has no preference between President Donald Trump or Biden, but pushed to respond, Zarif said that “the statements by the Biden camp have been more promising, but we will have to wait and see.”…

“What is important for us is how the White House behaves after the election, not what promises are there, what slogans are made. The behavior of the U.S. is important. If the U.S. decides to stop its malign behavior against Iran, then it will be a different story no matter who sits in the White House,” the U.S.-educated diplomat said.

U.S.-Iran relations have disintegrated since President Trump’s unilateral move in 2018 to pull out of the nuclear deal reached with Iran under former President Barack Obama. The Trump administration not only withdrew from that agreement but has since hit Iran with a series of harsh economic sanctions — a “maximum pressure” bid to force Iran to renegotiate the nuclear deal.

The Biden camp has signaled that, if he wins, his administration would attempt to renegotiate the deal hashed out when he was vice president, but the Iranian Foreign Minister insisted to us that that is not Tehran’s hope.

“If we wanted to do that [renegotiate], we would have done it with President Trump four years ago,” Zarif told CBS News, adding that “under no circumstances” would Tehran consider renegotiating the terms of a deal which has since been adopted as a United Nations Security Council Resolution….

“We can find a way to reengage, obviously. But reengagement does not mean renegotiation,” he said. “It means the U.S. coming back to the negotiating table.”…

“I know that Vice President Biden understands that that won’t happen [renegotiate the terms of the nuclear deal], and may act differently,” said the Iranian foreign minister. He expressed hope, however, that Mr. Trump, too, “is capable of acting differently.”…

 

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Another Terrorist Released Early, Another Deadly Terror Attack

After being captured while trying to join the Islamic State, Kujtim Fejzulai, a dual citizen of Austria and North Macedonia, was sentenced to 22 months in prison. However, after showing a positive attitude and completing Muslim deradicalization programs, he was released early. Once released, he assembled a variety of weapons and launched a terrorist attack in Vienna (where he was born), killing four and insuring fourteen others. Fejzulai was killed by police. David Wood discusses the terror attack and its connection to the Quran and the Islamic doctrines of jihad and taqiyya.

BY PATRICK DUNLEAVY

SEE: https://www.investigativeproject.org/8615/another-terrorist-released-early-another-deadly;

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The flawed policy of releasing convicted terrorists before they have completed their sentences has once again struck a lethal blow. This time it happened in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

A man armed with a handgun, assault rifle, and machete attacked innocent civilians Monday outside the Seitenstettengasse synagogue, killing four and wounding several others including a police officer responding to the incident. Witnesses said they heard the man shouting "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.

The gunman was killed by responding officers within 10 minutes of the attack. Authorities are now investigating whether this was part of a larger terror network or a lone wolf acting on his own. The terrorist was identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, a 20-year-old with dual citizenship in Austria and Northern Macedonia.

Following the identification, the descriptive phrase "was previously known ..." was once again uttered by investigators. Fejzulai had been convicted of providing material support for a terrorist organization following his capture in Syria when attempting to join ISIS. He was sentenced in April 2019 to 22 months in prison. However, because of his age and Austria's lenient policies regarding youthful offenders, he was released in December having served just 8 months of his original sentence.

"He [Fejzulai] was young and enjoyed the privileges of the laws pertaining to minors," said Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, explaining why Fejzulai was released early from prison.

Fejzulai "managed to deceive the judicial system's deradicalization program" to secure his release," Nehammer said.

Fejzulai managed to fool others regarding his radicalization. His attorney, Nikolaus Rast, said he saw his client as "completely harmless" after meeting in the 2019 case. Rast seemed to believe Fejzulai's conversion to a radical form of Islam was the result of some unfortunate coincidence of fate.

"He was a young man who was searching for his place in society, who apparently went to the wrong mosque, [and]ended up in the wrong circles," Rast said.

As ridiculous as that comment sounds, it does recognize that mosques, where radical imams are free to coax the vulnerable to the glories of jihad, can play an important role in the radicalization process.

It's not the first time.

In 1994, Rashid Baz, a New York City cab driver, attended the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge mosque. While there, Baz listened to a fiery anti-Semitic sermon calling for the death of Jews, preached by one of the Imams. Following that experience, Baz attacked a van full of Orthodox Jewish students on the Brooklyn Bridge with automatic weapons, killing 16-year-old Ari Halberstam and wounding several others.

London's Finsbury mosque offers another example of this phenomenon. It was there a former ex-con named Richard Reid heard the call for jihad by radical imams such as Abu Hamza, and responded in 2001 by placing an explosive device in his footwear and attempted to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami.

Social media is another catalyst in the radicalization process.

Just before waging the Vienna attack, Kujtim Fejzulai posted a photo of himself holding a machete, a handgun, and an AK-47 on Instagram while pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.

This was not Fejzulai's first foray into social media. Officials had been monitoring him after he posted extremist missives on the internet prior to his 2019 conviction, and also after his December prison release, Nehammer said. He did not say why Fejzulai was not returned to prison after his internet activity was discovered. Perhaps that was not considered a violation of Fejzulai's post-release guidelines.

Austrian security officials were notified in July by Slovakia's intelligence services that Fejzulai had attempted to purchase ammunition there. That information was never acted upon.

Had it been, perhaps four innocent people would still be alive.

Nehammer is now calling for an immediate examination of the effectiveness of Austria's de-radicalization program. We would hope that the examination results in changes, such as mandates for training staff to see through the "jail wise" cons used by incarcerated Islamic terrorists to feign rehabilitation, as Fejzulai did. We would also hope that stringent post-release conditions would be placed on every paroled terrorist.

A change in the laws governing early release of terrorists would also be a step in the right direction. The UK took that important step earlier this year after two terrorist attacks by jihadists released early from prison.

Both Usman Khan and Sudesh Amman were serving time in UK prisons for terror related crimes when they were granted early release under the UK's older sentencing laws. After their release, they were separately killed by police as they mounted terror attacks, despite being under police surveillance. Khan stabbed at least two individuals to death on the London Bridge in November 2019; Amman stabbed two people in Streatham, London, in February 2020.

Waiting until another terror attack occurs before considering changes to counter terrorism strategies is a dangerous policy. Rehabilitation and de-radicalization programs are well-intentioned goals; however, they cannot be the primary goal in combating radical Islamic terrorism.

"Protecting the public is Government's first duty..." as the UK's Justice Secretary Robert Buckland reminded us in February.

And unless immediate security measures are taken to stop the prison door from opening early for convicted terrorists, more violent acts like these will continue. And that is unacceptable.

IPT Senior Fellow Patrick Dunleavy is the former Deputy Inspector General for New York State Department of Corrections and author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad. He currently lectures a class on terrorism for the United States Air Force's Special Operations School.

IPT Senior Analyst and Editor Cynthia Dachowitz contributed to this report.

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Austria: All 14 of those detained in connection with Vienna jihad massacre are Muslim migrants

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/austria-all-14-of-those-detained-in-connection-with-vienna-jihad-massacre-are-muslim-migrants;

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Wait, there’s more.

Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino jihad mass murderers, passed five separate background checks at five different U.S. agencies. The U.S. government policy still (we may hope President Trump will change this soon) doesn’t even recognize the existence of Islamic jihad; how can officials possibly vet for it.

More of what Bishop Malone doesn’t mention: Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s immigration ban.

What’s more, all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. The Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.

As President, Joe Biden has pledged he will increase “refugee” intake by 700%. No vetting of the new arrivals will be done; that would be “Islamophobic.” What could possibly go wrong?

“Austrian Interior Minister: All Those Held in Connection to Vienna Attack Have Migration Background,” Sputnik News, November 4, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Four people were killed and more than a dozen injured, several of them critically, in Monday’s attack in the Austrian capital. The 20-year-old perpetrator was shot and killed by police. Authorities have classified the attack as a terrorist incident motivated by Islamist extremism.

All those detained in connection with Monday’s terror attack in the centre of Vienna have a migrant background, and some are foreign nationals, Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer has said.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Nehammer also indicated that the arrested people were between the ages of 18 and 28, and are under investigation for suspected involvement in a terrorist organisation. Police earlier reported that 14 people had been detained in Austria after raids at 18 separate locations.

The interior minister added that more than a terabyte of video evidence of the attacks from eyewitnesses confirmed the lone attacker theory to be true, and showed the brutality and cruelty with which they took place.

Nehammer also reported that Slovak officials had informed their Austrian neighbours of ammunition possibly being bought by the terror suspect inside Slovakia, but “something went wrong” and that an “apparent miscommunication” took place between Austrian agencies after the intelligence was received.

“In the past few hours information has come to light that some time before the terror attack, Slovakian intelligence informed BVT [Austrian intelligence] about the attacker. The information was that he wanted to get ammunition,” Nehammer  said.

The minister blamed his predecessor Herbert Kickl for weakening the capabilities of Austria’s domestic intelligence service and causing it “lasting damage”.

Nehammer also repeated that the attacker had fooled Austria’s deradicalisation programme “perfectly”, leading to his early release from custody on terrorism-related charges late last year….

 


Pakistan: Teacher at Islamic school beheads Macron effigy, ‘This is the punishment of the Prophet’s slanderer’

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/pakistan-teacher-at-islamic-school-beheads-macron-effigy-this-is-the-punishment-of-the-prophets-slanderer;

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The children cheered.

Counseling Muslim children to commit murder in response to insults to Muslim sensibilities constitutes severe psychological abuse by Western standards. One can only imagine the horror and outrage if any Western teacher did something similar in her classroom.  It is worthwhile to remember the obvious: barbaric practices sanctioned by Sharia do not magically stop with migration into Western countries.

“A Teacher At Islamabad Islamic School Beheads Effigy Of Macron In Front Of Students,” MEMRI, October 30, 2020:

A video posted on social media outlets on October 30, 2020, shows a teacher at Islamabad’s Jamia Hafsa Madrassa beheading what was described as an effigy of French President Macron with a sword in front of her students. The scene is accompanied by a song stating that “this is the punishment for the Prophet’s slanderer” and pledging to crush to dust the makers of the [Charlie Hebdo] cartoons.

Music: “This is the punishment of the Prophet’s slanderer. The head chopped off from the body. This is the punishment of the Prophet’s slanderer. The head chopped from the body. The makers of the cartoons. We shall crush them to dust…

“Pakistani girls’ school stages mock BEHEADING as cleric vows vengeance on France for ‘insulting the Prophet,’” RT News, November 2, 2020:

A girls’ religious school in Islamabad staged a mock beheading in front of its young students as a cleric preached that Muslims would exact vengeance on France – and on the West in general – for “insulting” Prophet Mohammed.

A woman in full face veil uses a scimitar to behead an effigy in front of hundreds of assembled students, many holding signs sporting protest slogans, in video posted to the official Facebook account of Jamia Syeda Hafsa, a Pakistani girls’ seminary, last week.

The disturbing scene and excerpts of a fiery sermon that accompanied it have since been picked up by Muslim-skeptical English language outlets, at least one of which claimed the effigy is of French President Emmanuel Macron, though there is no evidence in the video that this is the case. Macron has come under fire from Muslims around the world for his government’s recent efforts to crack down on Islamic extremism following the beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty last month by a Chechen Muslim immigrant.

Video of the beheading is set to a song that lyrically vows to “grind into dust” those who draw the Prophet Mohammed and declares beheading to be the only fitting punishment for insulting him. The grisly pageant was accompanied by a sermon in which the female cleric vowed vengeance on the enemies of Islam, especially France.

“So far only one of your brethren has gone to hell,” the cleric declared, adding that “we will never stop until we exact vengeance for your insult” – presumably the obscene cartoon drawing of the Prophet that Paty reportedly showed his class as part of a lesson on free speech….

 

Biden pledges to ‘work with our allies and partners to prevent extremist violence in all forms’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/biden-pledges-to-work-with-our-allies-and-partners-to-prevent-extremist-violence-in-all-forms;

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The fact that Biden did not refer to jihad violence specifically was significant. On October 15, Biden released a video message to Muslim Advocates, the association of Muslim lawyers that bears the primary responsibility for demanding, back in 2010, that the Obama administration remove all mention of Islam and jihad from counterterror training and refer to an undefined “extremism” rather than to jihad terrorism. Obama, of course, immediately complied, despite the fact that this would hamstring the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to understand, and defeat, jihadists. The Democratic Party in general, and much of the Republican Party, is committed to the idea that there is no Islamic terror threat, that to speak of such a thing is “Islamophobic,” and that counterterror efforts must be directed against a vaguely-defined “extremism.” Meanwhile, Leftist leaders ever more routinely refer to foes of jihad violence and Sharia oppression as “extremists,” and even simply to all those who oppose the Leftist agenda. The implications are obvious, and ominous.

“Biden vows to combat ‘extremist violence’ after ‘horrific’ France attack,” The Hindu, October 30, 2020:

“A Biden-Harris administration will work with our allies and partners to prevent extremist violence in all forms,” he said.

Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden on Thursday vowed to crack down on “extremist violence” if elected, decrying the “horrific” knife attack at a French church that left three dead.

“Jill and I are keeping the French people in our prayers following the horrific terror attack in Nice — which targeted innocents in a house of worship,” he said on Twitter….

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SEE ALSO:

Biden’s Biggest Fundraisers are Tied to Islamic Terrorists

The Iran Lobby, the Pakistan Lobby, and the Muslim Brotherhood are funding Biden.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/11/bidens-biggest-fundraisers-are-tied-islamic-daniel-greenfield/

 

Trump: ‘Under the Biden plan, the horrifying attacks in France will come to our cities and our towns’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/trump-under-the-biden-plan-the-horrifying-attacks-in-france-will-come-to-our-cities-and-our-towns;

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Trump said: “Biden wants to terminate our travel bans and surge refugees from the most dangerous places in the world.”

This is true. Biden has charged that such travel bans are “racist.” Any concern for national security in connection with mass migration is “racist.”

“TERROR FEARS Trump warns ‘horrifying attacks like in France’ will come to US if Biden elected as world shocked by church beheading,” by Kassidy Vavra, The Sun, October 29, 2020 (thanks to Elizabeth):

DONALD Trump warned if Joe Biden is elected then “horrifying attacks” like the beheading in France will come to the US.

Trump’s comments came as he spoke to supporters during a rally in Tampa, Florida, as the world remains shocked by the beheading in Europe.

“Biden wants to terminate our travel bans and surge refugees from the most dangerous places in the world,” Trump claimed of his Democratic rival.

“He will open the floodgate to radical Islamic terrorism – and you saw three days ago what happened the beheading in France, and today it happened again.

Trump then offered his condolences to France’s president, before claiming that similar attacks will happen in the US if Biden wins the election….

“Under the Biden plan, the horrifying attacks in France will come to our cities and our towns – and I don’t want to speak too loudly about this, and I knock on wood,” Trump claimed.

He proceeded to knock on the podium where he stood speaking.

“This is real wood…. but you know look what’s happened,” he said, referencing terror attacks in France.

“Don’t want to say, long time…” he trailed off.

Speaking of Iran, Trump then vowed that if he wins on November 3rd, “they’re going to want to make a deal.

“We want them to be a great country, but they cannot have a nuclear weapon,” Trump said.

Trump’s comments at his Florida rally came hours after he shared a statement on the attacks on social media.

“Our hearts are with the people of France,” Trump tweeted.

“America stands with our oldest Ally in this fight.

“These Radical Islamic terrorist attacks must stop immediately. No country, France or otherwise can long put up with it!”…

 

DHS and FBI say hackers from Islamic Republic of Iran are targeting state election websites, pushing disinformation

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/dhs-and-fbi-say-hackers-from-islamic-republic-of-iran-are-targeting-state-election-websites-pushing-disinformation;

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The mullahs had it so good from 2009 to 2017, they’re working hard to restore the status quo ante.

“DHS and FBI warn Iranian hackers are targeting state election websites and pushing disinformation,” by Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, October 31, 2020:

An Iranian cyber group was responsible for the targeting of U.S. election websites, the voter intimidation emails sent to potential voters, and the dissemination of election-related disinformation on voter fraud through a propaganda video this month, according to the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the bureau issued a joint cybersecurity advisory related to an Iranian “advanced persistent threat” hacker organization just a few days before Tuesday’s presidential election, saying the U.S. analysis indicated that the Iranians had also “scanned state websites, to include state election websites” in late September and that it was also observed “attempting to exploit websites to obtain copies of voter registration data” in September and October. CISA and the FBI confirmed that the Iranian hackers “successfully obtained voter registration data in at least one state” and that “a review of the records that were copied and obtained reveals the information was used in the propaganda video.”

An FBI FLASH Alert also noted that Iranian cyber actors “are likely intent on influencing and interfering with the U.S. elections to sow discord among voters and undermine public confidence in the US electoral process” and “are creating fictitious media sites and spoofing legitimate media sites to spread anti-American propaganda and misinformation about voter suppression.” The FBI said that the Iranians “had taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election” and advised that the Iranian-backed propaganda video that has circulated online “is almost certainly intended to make U.S. voter information and the voting process appear insecure and susceptible to fraud.”

There is no indication that the Iranian hackers have changed any votes or that they have the ability to interfere with any tallies….

 
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