Biden Admin Secretly Flying Migrants to New York for Relocation

BY CHARLIE MCCARTHY

SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/politics/biden-administration-migrants-new-york-relocate/2021/10/19/id/1041075;

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The Biden administration is secretly flying underage migrants from Texas to suburban New York in an effort to resettle them in the region, The New York Post reported Monday.

The charter flights, emanating from a southern border overwhelmed by migrants, have been arriving in the New York area since at least August, according the Post, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Post employees last week saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where the flights arrived at 10:49 p.m. Wednesday and 9:52 p.m. Friday.

Most of the passengers who exited the planes — with Westchester County police nearby — appeared to be children and teens. A small portion appeared to be men in their 20s.

Some of the passengers eventually were seen meeting up with relatives or sponsors in New Jersey, or being dropped off at a residential facility on Long Island, the Post said.

The underage migrants typically arrive carrying backpacks and are bused to locations including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, upstate Newburgh, and Bridgeport and Danbury in Connecticut, a Post source said.

The newspaper said that about 2,000 migrants had arrived at the airport outside White Plains, New York, on 21 flights since Aug. 8, based on online flight-tracking data.

Some of the planes landed between midnight and 6:30 a.m. local time — when a voluntary curfew is in effect, records showed.

The Post also saw a similar scene play out in Jacksonville, Florida, where many of the flights from Texas have landed before continuing on to Westchester.

A group of between 10 and 15 people wearing matching white baseball caps and carrying duffel bags exited the plane and got on a charter bus near a dormant cargo terminal.

The group was bused to a juvenile detention center in the Apalachicola National Forest near Tallahassee, Florida, the Post said.

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, through a spokesperson, expressed outrage at the Post’s findings.

"If the Biden Administration is so confident that their open-border policy is good for our country, why the secrecy?" DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw said. "Why is the Biden Administration refusing to share even the most basic information about illegal alien resettlement in communities throughout our state and the entire country?

"Washington D.C., sets immigration policies that do not affect them, and states — that lack information about migrant resettlement and do not have the authority to change federal immigration policy — are expected to bear the brunt of Biden’s reckless open-borders agenda."

Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican candidate for governor, told the Post he learned about the flights from citizens upset by violations of the voluntary curfew.

"The Biden administration is systematically spreading the southern border crisis to communities all around the country, often shrouded in secrecy and under the cloak of darkness," Astorino told the Post.

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Understanding the Threat: What is the Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) & Why it Matters

BY CLARE LOPEZ

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/understanding-the-threat-what-is-the-islamic-state-khorasan-is-k-why-it-matters-video/;

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The West—and especially the U.S.—needs to focus immediately and intently on that threat because they will come for us again.

As the United States (U.S.) fled the Afghan battlefield in late August 2021, a scene of utter chaos developed at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, where thousands were trying to get on a flight out of the country. The U.S. military had already snuck out of Bagram Air Force Base in the middle of the night, 5 July 2021, without even telling the new Afghan commander – and leaving behind over $80 billion worth of advanced U.S. military equipment. That left Kabul Airport as the only way out of the country, especially after Kabul itself fell to the Taliban on 15 August 2021.

Most American military having already departed Afghanistan, on 26 August, only a small contingent was present at the airport to check evacuees’ passports and visas. Multiple security warnings about possible jihad terror attacks had come in over previous days and even hours, but nevertheless, a suicide bomber managed to infiltrate among the crowd pressing at the Abbey Gate. At least 182 people were killed, including 13 U.S. service members and at least 169 Afghan civilians. The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-KP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack focused renewed attention on IS-KP, which had carried out dozens of previous terror attacks in Afghanistan but not received the volume of media attention that its parent organization, the Islamic State, had gotten in the Middle East. The last major news coverage of IS-KP came in April 2017, when President Donald Trump ordered a “MOAB” (Mother of All Bombs) attack against an IS-KP tunnel complex in  Nangarhar Province close to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. 

So, what is the Islamic State-Khorasan Province, how did it get to Afghanistan, and what is it doing there?

IS-KP refers to the Islamic State’s main foothold in Central Asia, located in Nangarhar Province, a southeastern area of Afghanistan, close to the Pakistani border. It was established there in January 2015 as the original Islamic State in Iraq, and al-Sham (ISIS) changed its name to simply “Islamic State” to reflect the global spread of its presence. Core IS sent a number of fighters and also some funding to help IS-KP get started. Among its members are some disaffected Taliban (with which it maintains a turbulent relationship), Pakistanis, and others from various countries around the world, including Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar. IS-KP maintains close ties to the Haqqani network in Afghanistan, which itself has been closely affiliated with the Taliban since pre-9/11. Afghanistan has long been a top destination for jihadis from many countries and likely will be even more so now that the Taliban has taken over. 

In terms of Islamic ideology, there’s really no daylight among Al-Qa’eda, IS-KP, and the Taliban. They are all extremely devout, faithful, practicing Muslims whose stated goal is to establish the wilayat (province) of Khorasan as a part of a global Islamic State, in obedience to Islamic doctrine, law, and scripture. The name “Khorasan” comes from the name of the easternmost province of the ancient Persian Sassanid Empire. The word in Farsi means the “place where the sun rises.” The geographic extent of the Persian Khorasan Province stretched from the eastern part of modern-day Iran, across today’s border with Afghanistan, and far into areas occupied today by Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and even China. By naming this group after that ancient Persian province, IS-KP indicates its own ambitions eventually to control a similar geographic expanse under the rule of Islamic Law. 

Much has been made of supposed hostility between the Taliban and IS-K, but although there are regular squabbles, often involving leadership disagreements, turf wars, and funding streams from illicit activities like narcotics trafficking, family, tribal, and ideological ties make them far more likely to collaborate than not. Like Islamic jihad groups the world over, AQ, the Haqqani network, IS-K, and the Taliban all share a rock-solid core fidelity to Islamic doctrine, law, and scripture. More worldly connections include cooperation among all these groups in the opium trade, whose international transit routes crisscross Nangarhar, where IS-KP is headquartered. The Haqqani network, a family clan enterprise that remains close to Al-Qa’eda and the Taliban, is headed by Sirajuddin Haqqani. He is the Taliban’s second-in-command, a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the U.S. Treasury Department, and currently serves in the Taliban government as the Afghan Minister of the Interior. IS-K cooperates not only with the Haqqanis but also with Pakistani jihad groups, including Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which operate from Pakistani territory. To complicate these connections even further, we’ll recall that the Afghan Taliban itself was founded and remains armed, funded, and supported by Pakistani intelligence, the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) agency. The Haqqani network likewise is closely supported by ISI. 

All of this is not to confuse, but rather to demonstrate that the shifting names of these jihad groups, their leadership, alliances, and even geographical presence are far less important than understanding that throughout nearly 1400 years of Islamic history, it has ever been the same. The details described here about the Islamic State-Khorasan inform us about a current and developing threat inside Afghanistan rapidly returning to its pre-9/11 terror haven status. The West—and especially the U.S.—needs to focus immediately and intently on that threat because they will come for us again.

12,000 Afghans Now in the U.S. and Nobody Knows Who They Are

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/10/15/disaster-in-the-making-12000-afghans-in-u-s-now-with-no-id-whatsoever-n1524252;

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First, there was the multifaceted disaster of the way Biden’s handlers’ woke military mishandled the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Now another Biden catastrophe is in the offing, but Team Biden is working hard to cover it up. “You know what they’re hiding?” asked Jonathan Wilcox, a spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). “The latest Afghanistan disaster from the Biden administration. The White House is turning the page and closing the door.” Wilcox said this after a bipartisan delegation from the House, including some members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was denied admission to Camp As Sayliyah, a U.S.-run military facility in Qatar where over two thousand America-bound Afghan evacuees are currently being housed. The reason why became clear in the briefing the lawmakers received before they were turned away.

What are they hiding now? We can’t be sure, but it is reasonable to conclude that if everything were working like clockwork at Camp As Sayliyah, with the cheerful efficiency for which the Biden people have become renowned (yes, kids, I’m being sarcastic), then there would have been no problem with letting the lawmakers in to behold the glory of The Adults being back in charge.

Instead, Issa said that officials of Biden’s woke military “never let us meet with the 2,300 remaining America-bound refugees, maybe some of whom are American citizens and others who are green card holders.” Issa had his own theory about why Biden’s handlers are taking a page out of the Nixon playbook and stonewalling it on this one: “We think the number one classified piece that they were protecting is called embarrassment. Many of these people have stories of the difficulty getting out, the lack of cooperation or help by the State Department, and now they find themselves being artificially held longer in some cases. We think it’s just that they don’t want people telling their stories.”

That could be it. Issa’s staff, according to the Washington Free Beacon, “spent weeks petitioning the Department of Defense for access to these Afghan refugees on behalf of the delegation,” but it was still no dice Thursday when they arrived at Doha’s Al Udeid Air Base “for a scheduled briefing on the American evacuation effort.”

The briefing, said Issa, was “shocking to a lot of members.” How shocking? For one thing, the lawmakers were told that fully 12,000 of the Afghans who had come to Camp As Sayliyah and then went on to the U.S. had no identification at all. Visas? Come on, man! Issa stated: “They came with nothing. No Afghan I.D., no I.D. of any sort. Those people were all forwarded on to the U.S., and that’s quite an admission. So many people had no I.D. whatsoever and yet find themselves in the United States today based on what they said.”

As terrible as this is, it is in line with what we already knew. Back on September 1, according to Politico, “a State Department official said in a private briefing to reporters that ‘the majority’ of special immigrant visa applicants were left in Afghanistan due in part to the complications of the evacuation, and that he and his team are ‘haunted’ by the evacuees the U.S. could not get out by the Aug. 31 deadline.”

Related: As Trump Warns of Terrorism From Afghan Refugees, Some in GOP Look for Ways to Welcome Them

That is, the vast majority: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on September 21, according to The Hill, that “of the 60,000 Afghans who have entered the U.S., nearly 8,000 are either U.S. citizens or residents, while about 1,800 are SIV holders, having obtained visas after assisting the U.S. military.” That left around 50,200 Afghan refugees for whom we had no certain identification and no assurance whatsoever that they weren’t jihad terrorists. We didn’t know anything about them at all, and still don’t.

After admitting something as potentially catastrophic as the fact that it brought evacuees from a jihadi hotspot with no identification whatsoever into the United States, it was no real surprise that despite the fact that Camp As Sayliyah is less than an hour away from Al Udeid, the assembled solons still refused to proceed with their trip as planned.

What’s more, “Issa and lawmakers from both parties have largely been stymied in their efforts to investigate the botched U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan.” Issa said that the fact that his delegation was left hanging in Doha was, according to the Free Beacon, just “part of a larger effort by the Biden administration to keep the American public in the dark about exactly what unfolded in the war-torn country.” Noted Issa: “They’re pretty straightforward in denying members of both parties the legitimate oversight opportunities. We gave them several weeks advance notice.”

No amount of advance notice will enable Biden’s handlers to cover up all the disasters they have created. And with 12,000 completely anonymous Afghans in the country now, the possibilities have dramatically increased that future revelations of missteps by the Biden Team could be positively explosive.

 

Biden’s handlers lift sanctions on two Iranian ‘key producers of military-grade goods for Iran’s missile programs’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/bidens-handlers-lift-sanctions-on-two-iranian-key-producers-of-military-grade-goods-for-irans-missile-programs;

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But it wasn’t a political decision, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the nuclear talks! Was someone paid off to do this? We’ll never know, because those who have the responsibility to investigate such questions are just as corrupt, if not more so, as those they would be investigating. And anyway, what could possibly go wrong? It’s a religion of peace!

“Intel: US lifts Iran-related sanctions, says no connection to nuclear deal,” by Elizabeth Hagedorn, Al-Monitor, October 8, 2021:

The US Treasury Department delisted Iran-based entities on Friday that were sanctioned by the Trump administration for their alleged involvement in Iran’s ballistic missile program.

The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) determined Mammut Industrial Group and its subsidiary, Mammut Diesel, are no longer blocked under Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters. The two entities were removed from OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.

The Trump administration sanctioned Mammut Industrial Group and Mammut Diesel in September 2020, accusing them of being “key producers and suppliers of military-grade, dual-use goods for Iran’s missile programs.”

A spokesperson for the Treasury Department speaking on the condition of anonymity declined to say whether there was a change in behavior from Mammut Industrial Group and Mammut Diesel. The spokesperson stressed, however, there was no connection between Friday’s action and the Biden administration’s efforts to bring Iran back to the bargaining table in Vienna.

“These delistings do not reflect any change in US government sanctions policy towards Iran. They have nothing to do with JCPOA negotiation efforts,” the spokesperson said, using the acronym for the 2015 nuclear accord. “The United States will continue to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities, including through implementation of our sanctions.”

Why it matters: Mammut Industries was designated by the Trump administration for supporting the production of ballistic missile equipment for Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization, specifically Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, which the Treasury described as “Iran’s primary developer of liquid propelled missiles.”…

Afghan Refugees Were Placed in a Popular Vacation Hotel. Here’s What Happened.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/10/11/afghan-refugees-were-placed-in-a-popular-vacation-hotel-heres-what-happened-n1523081;

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Multiculturalism is meeting reality once again as Afghan refugees are making their presence known in the countries that welcomed them, and the fun is just beginning. One place that has experienced the richness and vibrance of diversity is Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, which is a popular vacation spot. It’s easy to see why: It’s on the Yorkshire Coast in a beautiful area, and when its architecturally stunning Grand Hotel was built in 1867, it was the largest hotel in Europe. The hotel still boasts numerous attractions. It is described on Tripadvisor as “one of the town’s landmark features and instantly recognisable on the skyline,” taking “pride of place overlooking the town’s harbour and South Bay.” The description continues: “Our location is ideal in Scarborough from which to enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, promenade walks and all that Scarborough has to offer, all within a short stroll away. LIVE entertainment is available every night with our dazzling cabaret shows featuring professional dancers and entertainers dressed in stunning costumes.” A newer feature of the hotel, however, 200 Afghan evacuees, has quickly changed perceptions of the hotel. The staff, when confronted with complaints, called the complainers “racist.” But that’s an all-purpose objection nowadays, so frequently employed as to be emptied of all meaning. It’s clear that hotel guests at the Grand Hotel had plenty to complain about.

One of the hotel’s recent guests wrote:

Stayed in the hotel while working away contracting in East Yorkshire

I caught scabies and can only presume it was from this filthy hell hole

Also caught a man deficating [sic] into a carrier bag !

What the hell is going on in this hotel.

I would not stay ever again!!

What a shame that the government would do this to a seaside town

Disgrace

As revolting as it is, that bit about the carrier bag shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Wall Street Journal recently noted that new Afghan arrivals at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin were “confused and upset by hygiene practices. Every toilet on base was Western style, with a seat and toilet paper. But a number of Afghans are accustomed to restrooms that allow them to squat so they don’t have to physically touch the toilet. It led to some cases of Afghans relieving themselves outside.” And into carrier bags at the Grand Hotel Scarborough.

Related: ‘A Giant Can of Worms’: Afghans Are Walking Off U.S. Bases, No One Knows Where They Are

Another Grand Hotel guest had no better experiences to report:

Decided to treat my partner and myself to a 3day break as my partner is disabled and been through the mill lately. We were told check in was after 4pm. We got there at 6.30pm expecting this to be a quick and easy process. Not to be! The queue was long, after about 15mins I decided to get my partner a drink from the bar. No cider! I returned to the queue and waited. After approx an hour I’d checked in and up to the room we went. On the way I realised there were a lot of people just stood about while hundreds (or seemed like) of children raced around screaming and shouting, after plenty of “excuse me” etc we found the room. After squeezing past folk in we went. P**s up the walls and no quilt on the bed and these said children running in and out of the room! We decided we didn’t want to stay there and headed back downstairs (same carry on as going up!) I overheard people talking angrily about the kids and people just stood about, they were refugees and more buses were just parking up. I didn’t have a problem with this, I just felt we should have been made aware that the hotel would be this ‘hectic’ then we could decide if the noise would be a problem for us. I spoke to the man on the desk and asked for a refund and explained why.. He then started shouting at me calling me a racist! I am no racist I booked the break when the school holidays had ended so it would be quieter! He flatly refused me a refund so we left. We went on to pay £150 to get a room for 1 night then left and went home a day early as we were both worn out. As I was at the desk getting insulted at least 3others were demanding a refund for the same reasons! The next day the Grand Hotel were trying to get more money off my credit card! God knows what for!Glad I took pictures!! I’ve sent an email. Awaiting response.. Still! Never stay there!!

The “racist” ploy is tireder than the “journalists” covering for Old Joe Biden, but apparently it keeps working. Now it’s the all-purpose excuse even for abominable hotel service. A third review, however, gave the impression that the arrival of the refugees had stretched the staff to the breaking point:

We have just come back from the grand hotel Scarborough it is one of the worst hotels I have ever been in the lock on door was very lose so we didn’t feel safe . The bathroom was very dirty and we had to buy bleach to clean it the Windows were very dirty, there was only one lift working so there was always a queue there was thick dust under the beds we ask for toilet roll as we didn’t have any in our room and the room was not cleaned the hole week we were there the bins were not emptied. There were a lot of Afghanistan in the hotel as well we paid 800 pounds for this room we thought we were getting a twin room but in fact it was a single room with a another bed pushed in skills must. have know about this very disappointed

Inundated with bad reviews, Tripadvisor added a note to the Grand Hotel’s page: “Due to a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing.” That’s one way to solve the problem. And it’s a great deal easier than confronting the false assumptions and foolish, short-sighted policies that led to the mess at the Grand Hotel in the first place.

Trump at Des Moines, IOWA Rally~Taliban: ‘We Want Our Equipment Back’

president donald trump speaks during a save america rally

BY ERIC MACK

SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/save-america-rally-des-moines-iowa/2021/10/09/id/1039838;

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Announcing a record crowd at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday night, former President Donald Trump said the Biden administration's proposed $10 billion in aid to the Taliban should be only made on the condition it returns all of the military equipment President Joe Biden left in Afghanistan.

"We want our hostages back, and then we want our equipment back, and then we can start talking about that," Trump told his Save America rally, which aired live on Newsmax.

"Now the Democrats want $6 billion in new federal funding to teach critical race theory, which I ended in our schools, at the same time that Biden is unleashing the FBI and parents who stand up and object at school board meetings," Trump said. "The parents are the enemy."

While Biden seeks to investigate and prosecute school board protests, "the hated Taliban," Trump continued, "is an enforced upon us partner, because of their weakness and their stupidity."

"Patriotic American moms and dads are the enemies – that's what's happened to our country," Trump said. "Along with the constant use of city, state, and federal prosecutors, this chilling left-wing tyranny is the kind of thing you see in Russia and China and third-world dictatorships. It's un-American. It's got to stop. We're not going to have a country left."

Democrat leadership, "Joe Biden, and the radical left have brought our nation to the brink of ruin," Trump said.

"The only thing the radical Democrats are good at is hoaxes, witch-hunts, and abuses of power," he continued. "You saw where the 'Russia, Russia, Russia' was a totally made up and paid for by the Democrats and crooked Hillary scheme. For five straight years, it has been a con job – one after another, one con job after another – a nonstop parade of fake whistleblowers, phony investigations, twisted conspiracy theories. And very, very perverted lies."

Trump began with his reminding the rising crime under Biden was a warning he made during the 2020 presidential campaign.

"After just 9 months under Biden, violent criminals and bloodthirsty gangs are taking over our streets, illegal aliens and deadly drug cartels are taking over our borders, inflation is taking over our economy, China is taking over our jobs, the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan, lunatic leftists are taking over our schools, and radical socialists are taking over our country," Trump said.

"You can't say I didn't warn you!"

Trump continued his rebuke of the military leaders, including "TV generals" like Gen. Mark Milley, who he said was the one who claimed it was cheaper to leave the report $85 billion worth of the "latest and greatest" weapons and equipment in Afghanistan during Biden's unconditional withdrawal this August.

"What are you a nut job? Are you stupid?" Trump claimed he told Milley about advice to leave the equipment behind in Trump administration withdrawal planning. "That's when I realized – that was one of the many times – I realized he was stupid."

As for Biden, Trump called the destruction of his border policies, including breaking back catch and release, a permitting of a "foreign invasion."

"Never before has a president shown such utter contempt for his oath of office," Trump said. "Joe Biden has launched a foreign invasion of his own country."

Trump continued his post-presidency stumping for 2022 midterm candidates, including an official endorsement of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

Also, he repeated his saying Democrats "used COVID in order to cheat" in the 2020 presidential election, outlining the findings of the Arizona forensic audit of Maricopa County, leading the crowd to chant "Trump won."

"The whole world laughs at us, on this, the border, Afghanistan – everything," Trump responded.

Trump called for a "complete overhaul of our entire elections system."

"If we want to save our country, and make American great again, we have only one choice: We must elect strong and unyielding America First Republicans at every level — and we must pass a complete overhaul of our entire elections system to ensure it is free, fair, honest, and able to be fully audited," Trump continued.

"That begins with November 2022, when we are going to reclaim the House, and we are going to reclaim the United States Senate."

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Afghan Refugees Headed to Nashville, and Tennessee Republicans Have Questions

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/robert-spencer/2021/10/06/afghan-refugees-headed-to-nashville-and-tennessee-republicans-have-questions-n1522231;

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Four hundred fifteen Afghan evacuees are headed to Nashville, Tennessee, where they’re certain to fit right in. However, instead of breaking out the “Refugees Welcome” signs and patting themselves on the back for their commitment to diversity, as any good politician would, Tennessee’s Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty, along with its Governor Bill Lee, all Republicans, have written a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, asking him what steps have been taken to ensure that as these people settle in the state, Tennesseeans will be safe. What’s this? American politicians concerned for the wellbeing of their own people? It’s practically unheard of in these halcyon days of Biden’s handlers’ administration, but apparently, in Tennessee, some people still care about Americans.

Blackburn, Hagerty, and Lee braved the inevitable charges of “racism,” “bigotry” and “Islamophobia” and wrote: “Due to the Biden administration’s hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, we maintain concerns regarding strange Americans as well as the plan for refugee resettlement.” It’s unclear what they meant by “strange Americans.” Old Joe Biden? Kamala Harris? Mark Milley? No way to tell, but the part about “the plan for refugee resettlement” was clear. After the disaster in Afghanistan, it’s reasonable to wonder if this chaotic far-Left administration has an actual plan to do anything, other than to break down as much as possible any resistance to its increasing authoritarianism.

According to Fox News, the letter goes on to “lay out a number of questions, including what steps the administration is taking to assist U.S. citizens and Afghan allies ‘left behind’ in Afghanistan.” Blackburn remarked: “Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan put terrorists in control and left Americans, Special Immigrant Visa [SIV] holders and applicants, and allies stranded. A very small percentage of Afghans evacuated have proven service to the U.S. military. We do not know who the other Afghans Biden evacuated are, and Tennesseans are demanding answers.”

Blackburn stated, sensibly, that immigration officials must “thoroughly vet all Afghans brought into the United States.” But it is not at all clear that such vetting is taking place, or that woke Biden administration officials who identify “white supremacists” as the chief terror threat would know an Islamic jihadi even if he was screaming “Allahu akbar” and slicing off their heads. Accordingly, Blackburn added: “While our state is ready to welcome those Afghans who put their lives on the line to serve our country, the Biden administration owes it to publicly inform states like Tennessee before resettling evacuees into our communities.”

Fox notes that “in the letter to Mayorkas, Blackburn, Hagerty, and Lee went on to press for details on the vetting process of those individuals as well as the timeline for resettlement. The Republicans asked for specifics on how many of those evacuated from Afghanistan and potentially resettling in Tennessee are Lawful Permanent Residents, Special Immigrant Visa [SIV] holders, and P-1 or P-2 status.”

Related: As Trump Warns of Terrorism From Afghan Refugees, Some in GOP Look for Ways to Welcome Them

That’s an important question, especially in light of the fact that back on September 1, according to Politico, “a State Department official said in a private briefing to reporters that ‘the majority’ of special immigrant visa applicants were left in Afghanistan due in part to the complications of the evacuation, and that he and his team are ‘haunted’ by the evacuees the U.S. could not get out by the Aug. 31 deadline.” That is, the vast majority: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on September 21, according to The Hill, that “of the 60,000 Afghans who have entered the U.S., nearly 8,000 are either U.S. citizens or residents, while about 1,800 are SIV holders, having obtained visas after assisting the U.S. military.”

Blackburn, Hagerty, and Lee asked how Biden’s handlers were determining whether “refugee status or parole into the United States is appropriate in the case of a person who is evacuated from Afghanistan,” particularly when we have “no additional or corroborating information regarding the person.”

They added: “We all ultimately answer to the American public, and the public deserves transparency and information regarding how this resettlement process is working so that they can understand and accurately judge its efficacy.”

That is true, but aided by a sycophantic press, Biden’s handlers have been able to consign transparency to the dustbin of history. It’s unlikely that Mayorkas will answer this letter from the Tennessee Republicans with anything approaching genuine transparency or honesty. Instead, hundreds of Afghans will soon be in Nashville and elsewhere around the country, with no one being exactly sure who they are, and no one held accountable when the inevitable disasters and disruptions begin. The people who would hold Biden administration officials accountable are all their friends and colleagues. In Washington, it’s a wonderful life.

Iran detains Christians in 24 provinces: ‘You don’t have the right to gather with church members’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/iran-detains-christians-in-24-provinces-you-dont-have-the-right-to-gather-with-church-members;

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From the international media, you’d get the impression that this is how Muslims are treated in the U.S. and Europe, not the way Christians are treated in Iran. And the establishment media won’t say a word about this.

“‘We weren’t afraid of prison, but we were afraid of being raped,’” Article 18, October 1, 2021:

Emma’s interrogator said her arrest was part of a major national operation, in which Christians in as many as 23 other Iranian provinces had been detained.

It was the day after Christmas in 2010, just two months since the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had warned in an infamous speech in Qom that the spread of house-churches were among the “critical threats” facing the Islamic Republic – by “deceiving young Muslims”.

It was a speech that made headlines around the world, and it seems as though Emma’s interrogator was one of those listening.

“He said that if they don’t stop Christians, and the Church, the security of the country would be at risk,” Emma recalls….

Emma, whose birth name was Azam Safaei, had been arrested at her home in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, early in the morning of 26 December.

“It was between 6.30am and 7am when someone rang our doorbell,” she explains. “It was cloudy that day. I heard the bell, but I was still sleepy. Suddenly, my husband, Peyman, said loudly: ‘Get up, grab everything you can, and clean up. The MOIS [Ministry of Intelligence Service] are here. They’re climbing over the wall!’”

Four male agents proceeded to enter their home, waking up their school-age children, Negar and Navid, whom Emma says were “terrified and wanted to know what had happened”.

Eventually, the children were ordered to go outside and play in the garden.

“But out of curiosity, and also fear, from behind the curtain they tried to look inside the house,” Emma says, until an officer ordered them not to.

The agents then searched the property for anything related to Christianity, placing all they found on the floor of the family’s main room. These were the items that were to be confiscated.

They included, in Emma’s words, “paintings of Jesus and the Last Supper, a beautiful carved wooden cross, and a crystal cross we had bought from Kish [an island in the Persian Gulf], different Christian books, and a Bible which I had recently got for my mother”.

None of these items were ever returned.

Search completed, Emma was escorted out of her home and told to keep her head down as she was driven away to an unknown location.

She was then blindfolded and made to hold onto a roll of paper, with which she was led into a building.

“There were people laughing at me and telling me to be careful not to fall,” Emma explains….

She says that during her arrest, “the fear of being raped kept coming to my mind, and this made me suffer.

“We had heard a lot about the rapes of women, and even men, during the detentions in 2009 [after mass protests]. We were not afraid of going to prison, but we were afraid of being raped.

“Once, a man entered my solitary cell, with his shoes on, and other officers locked the door from the outside. I was very scared.

“He had a piece of paper in his hand, and he asked me medical questions. But after the interrogation ended, he asked, with a strange smile on his face, ‘Do you have experience being arrested? Does your husband know you’re here?’ I tensed up, became defensive, and didn’t look into his face. I only said: ‘Yes, he knows I’m here.’”

When Emma later refused to sign a piece of paper committing to no more involvement with Christians, she says her interrogator, knowing her fear of rape, used this “weakness” to imply that if she stayed in prison any longer, that would be the consequence.

“He said with a grin: ‘It seems as though you like it here and would like to stay longer?’ He had found my weakness, and started to speak suggestively,” Emma says.

“I bowed my head and said that I wouldn’t sign what he had written – that it would be like still being in prison, and take away my basic rights. How could I not connect with anyone?”

So the interrogator took another sheet of paper and changed some of the wording.

This time it read: “You don’t have the right to evangelise. You don’t have the right to gather with church members. You can’t travel from Iran to Armenia or Turkey. You must obtain written permission to travel to other cities within Iran… All until the judge issues a verdict.”

When Emma was finally brought before a judge – “a young man, strongly built” – she was struck by the cleanliness of the room.

“It felt very odd to see such a clean room in that place,” she says. “The smell of coffee also filled the room. Everyone was drinking coffee.”

This was in stark contrast to the place she had been held, which Emma describes as “a very dirty room with no windows… My body was itching because of the dust and dampness of the environment. The walls were painted only superficially; beneath the paint, you could see the scribbles of former prisoners. It was very depressing and suffocating.

“I asked for soap and they said there was soap. I told them that it was small and dirty. They laughed and said: ‘She thinks she’s come to a hotel!’”

The judge told Emma that what she had said in her interrogations about God being able to speak to people was blasphemy, and asked whether she already knew that his verdict was going to be the death sentence.

Emma’s response was both shocking and courageous.

“I said that if the God that I love issued my death sentence, then I would be ready to die,” Emma says. “The judge became angry and said that I was naive, looking for trouble, and that I had been deceived.”

This wasn’t the first time Emma had been threatened with death for her decision to become a Christian.

Inside the prison, she says “Ayatollah Khamenei’s speech about the death sentence for apostasy from Islam was regularly played over the loudspeakers”…..

Hamas-sponsored conference plans for time after ‘liberation of Palestine,’ discusses which Jews to kill and not kill

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/hamas-sponsored-conference-plans-for-time-after-liberation-of-palestine-discusses-which-jews-to-kill-and-not-kill;

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Palestinian leadership routinely states that the Palestinian “resistance” is all about the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel. Some mysterious block prevents far too many Westerners from believing them. Yet this is an obsessive goal of the Palestinians, who make no secret of it. In fact, they advertise it.

The “Promise Of The Hereafter’ Conference For The Phase Following The Liberation Of Palestine And Israel’s ‘Disappearance” is explicit and crude in its goals, which include murdering selected Jews and using others to prevent a “brain drain.”

This conference should be headline news for every major news organization in the world. But it isn’t. Islamic antisemitism and the ongoing objective to destroy Israel have now become an accepted form of bigotry, intolerance and violence.

Then people wonder why antisemitism and the pro-Palestinian lobby are growing in Western communities.

“Hamas-Sponsored ‘Promise Of The Hereafter’ Conference For The Phase Following The Liberation Of Palestine And Israel’s ‘Disappearance’: We Must Differentiate Between Jews Who Should And Should Not Be Killed, And Prevent A Jewish ‘Brain Drain’ From Palestine,” MEMRI, October 4, 2021:

The September 30, 2021 “Promise of the Hereafter[1] – Post-Liberation Palestine” conference, sponsored by Hamas leader in Gaza Yahyah Al-Sinwar and attended by senior officials from Hamas and other Palestinian factions, discussed preparations for the future administration of the state of Palestine following its “liberation” from Israel after the latter “disappears.”

The conference published a concluding statement listing “ideas and methods of operation [to be implemented] during the liberation of Palestine” after Israel ceases to exist. This list included, inter alia, a call for drafting a document of independence that will be “a direct continuation of the Pact of ‘Umar Bin Al-Khattab” concerning Byzantine Jerusalem’s surrender to the Muslim conquerors which took place apparently in 638; a definition of the leadership of the state until elections are held; recommendations for engagement with the international community and the neighboring states; a call for preparing in advance appropriate legislation for the transition to the new regime; a call for establishing apparatuses to ensure the continuation of economic activity once the Israeli shekel is no longer in use and to preserve the resources that previously belonged to Israel; and a call for compiling a guide for resettling the Palestinian refugees who wish to return to Palestine.

The conference also recommended that rules be drawn up for dealing with “Jews” in the country, including defining which of them will be killed or subjected to legal prosecution and which will be allowed to leave or to remain and be integrated into the new state. It also called for preventing a brain drain of Jewish professionals, and for the retention of “educated Jews and experts in the areas of medicine, engineering, technology, and civilian and military industry… [who] should not be allowed to leave.” Additionally, it recommended obtaining lists of “the agents of the occupation in Palestine, in the region, and [throughout] the world, and… the names of the recruiters, Jewish and non-Jewish, in the country and abroad” in order to “purge Palestine and the Arab and Islamic homeland of this hypocrite scum.”

The conference was organized by the Promise of the Hereafter Institute, which was established in 2014; the institute called it “a conference that looks to the future.” Dr. Issam Adwan, chairman of the conference’s preparatory committee and former head of Hamas’s department of refugee affairs, said that the conference’s recommendations would be presented to the Hamas leadership, which also funded the event.[2] The recommendations were also included in the strategies that the Promise of the Hereafter Institute had been drawing up since its establishment to address the phase following the liberation of Palestine.[3]

In his statements for the conference, which were delivered by Hamas political bureau member Kamal Abu Aoun, Hamas leader Al-Sinwar stressed that “we are sponsoring this conference because it is in line with our assessment that victory is nigh” and that “the full liberation of Palestine from the sea to the river” is “the heart of Hamas’s strategic vision.”

This report will review the concluding statement of the September 30, 2021 Promise of the Hereafter conference and statements by several participating officials.

The Concluding Statement Of The “Promise Of The Hereafter” Conference

“Today, on Safar 30, 1443 AH, September 30, 2021, under the generous sponsorship of the leader Yahya Al-Sinwar Abu Ibrahim, head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, the Promise of the Hereafter Institute held the first strategic vision conference of its kind: the Promise of the Hereafter Conference, which formulated ideas and methods of operation [to be implemented] during the liberation of Palestine in various areas that were discussed at the conference. This complements the strategies that have been formulated by the Promise of the Hereafter Institute since its establishment in 2014, with the aim of providing a clearer vision for those in charge of liberating Palestine. The following are some of the recommendations [formulated at] the conference:

“1. The sovereign body that is to lead the liberation is the Council for the Liberation of Palestine, which is to include all the Palestinian and Arab forces who endorse the idea of liberating Palestine, with the backing of friendly countries.

“2. The liberation of Palestine is the collective duty of the entire [Islamic] nation, first and foremost of the Palestinian people. Its is [therefore] crucial to formulate a plan for utilizing the nation’s resources and dividing the labor among its different components, each according to its abilities. That is the responsibility of the Council for the Liberation of Palestine.

“3. The Council for the Liberation of Palestine will be headed by a general secretariat, led by a steering council, which, upon the liberation of Palestine, will become an executive council headed by an interim presidential council until the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections and the formation of a new government.

“4. Immediately after the liberation, the liberation forces will issue a Palestinian independence document setting out the Palestinian principles, highlighting the Palestinian national identity and its Arab, Islamic, regional and international depth. The formulation of this document will be overseen by a team of experts in the spheres of politics, law and media, for this will be a historic document on the legal and humanitarian levels, a direct continuation of the Pact of ‘Umar Bin Al-Khattab[4] and of the announcement issued by Salah Al-Din upon his liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque [in 1187].[5]

“5. Following the liberation, the Palestinian judicial system will be directly regulated by an interim basic law that will allow implementing the laws from before the establishment of the independent state, each in its area of application, as long as they do not contradict the content of the Palestinian Declaration of Independence or the laws that will be legislated and ratified by the judiciary authorities in Palestine during the interim period or after it, until the unification of the judiciary authorities in Palestine – because the disappearance of states [i.e. Israel] does not mean the disappearance of legal effects, for the law is not abolished but rather amended by another law.

“6. The liberation forces will declare a series of interim laws, to be formulated in advance, including a land and real estate law granting [these forces] control over all state lands and assets, as well as laws [regulating the activity of] the civil service, the interim government, the Palestinian army, the judiciary and security [apparatuses], the return [of the refugees], the [state] comptroller and the municipal authorities.

“7. A [document] will be prepared declaring the application of Palestinian sovereignty over the 1948 territories, setting out a position on various agreements and contracts.

“8. An announcement will be addressed to the UN declaring that the state of Palestine has succeeded the occupation state and will enjoy the rights of the occupation state, based on the articles of the 1978 Vienna Convention on Succession of States.[6]

“9. Upon the liberation, the fate of the national agreements signed by the occupation or the Palestinian Authority will be at the discretion of the Palestinian state, given that the circumstances that prevailed during the occupation of Palestine are not similar to the circumstances that will prevail later. Therefore, it will be possible to consider these agreements from a different perspective, should the [Palestinian] state be inclined to renounce these commitments, born of international agreements that are the basis for the changing circumstances addressed by the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.[7]

“10. The state of Palestine is likely to inherit from the defunct state of ‘Israel’ the agreements delineating the borders with Egypt and Jordan, as well as the economic zone delimitation agreements with Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, the passage and shipping rights in the Gulf of Aqaba, etc. Wise diplomacy will surely find a way to ensure that no side’s interests in the international agreements will suffer, neither the [interests of] the succeeding state (Palestine) or of the other states.

“11. A committee of legal experts will be established today, to study all the agreements, contracts and organizations that the state of ‘Israel’ has joined, and submit recommendations regarding each of them, determining which agreements the state of Palestine [should] choose to inherit and which it [should] not.

“12. The international community and the peoples of the world will be addressed, in order to clarify Palestine’s foreign policy, based on cooperation and mutual respect; a first diplomatic meeting of the ambassadors and representatives of the [various] states will be held in Palestine, in Jerusalem, the city of peace and freedom, so as to underscore the adherence of the free state of Palestine to the international commitments that promote security, stability and development in the region and the world; letters will be sent to the UN, the ambassadors of the various states and the representatives of the various religions in Palestine.

Watson Video: The Work of the Devil~Is the Pope Catholic?

BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/10/watson-video-work-devil-paul-joseph-watson/;

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Paul Joseph Watson is back with another acerbic, penetrating video commentary, this time on the open-borders, environmental activist, globalist Pope Francis. Is the Pontiff doing the work of the Devil?

Check it out below: (CAUTION: SOME FOUL LANGUAGE)

 

Thanks, Joe! Taliban Gives Tajik Jihadis U.S. Made Weaponry and Vehicles

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/10/05/thanks-joe-taliban-gives-tajik-jihadis-u-s-made-weaponry-and-vehicles-n1521963;

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They warned us this would happen. As the Taliban moved into Kabul in August, Taliban commander Muhammed Arif Mustafa told CNN: “It’s our belief that one day, mujahedin will have victory, and Islamic law will come not to just Afghanistan, but all over the world. We are not in a hurry. We believe it will come one day. Jihad will not end until the last day.” Then in early September, another Taliban commander declared: “We are happy that we are victorious. We fought for 20 years. We want Islamic law, and not just in Afghanistan.” Old Joe Biden’s handlers boosted these aspirations by allowing the Taliban to take control of billions of dollars worth of American weaponry and military vehicles, and now the Taliban have begun to share this largesse with other jihadis. They’ve now fitted out Tajik jihadis with the best in American equipment.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Monday that “the Taliban has provided Tajik militants based along the border with Tajikistan with new military vehicles, weaponry, and other equipment over the past two weeks, security sources in Tajikistan and northeastern Afghanistan say, amid an ongoing military buildup on both sides of the frontier.”

Tajik jihadis “based in Afghanistan’s northern province of Badakhshan have been seen with U.S.-made weaponry and vehicles, including Humvees, with some of them wearing American combat gear, according to an official with Tajikistan’s state border services.”

This is a recent development: “The militants, who were previously seen carrying Kalashnikov rifles and driving old pickup trucks, received the new supplies during the past two weeks, according to the Tajik official, who spoke under condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.”

The recipients of this American bounty are “known in Afghanistan as the Tajik Taliban.” They are members of a jihad group known as Jamaat Ansarullah (Assembly of the Helpers of Allah). This group was “established by Tajik nationals a decade ago with the goal of overthrowing the secular government in Dushanbe.”

The Taliban work closely with these Tajik rebels: “In June, Tajik officials raised concern that one of the banned group’s commanders — Muhammad Sharifov (aka Mahdi Arsalon) had been put in charge of security in five border districts in Badakhshan after they were seized by the Taliban. Last month, Tajik security officials said they were reviewing reports that the militants were planning to infiltrate into Tajikistan, an allegation rejected by the Taliban.”

While all this has been happening, the Taliban have also been cozying up to the People’s Republic of China: The jihadis reportedly “‘removed’ ethnic Uyghur fighters from Badakhshan — which also shares a 76-kilometer border with China. The militants from the Turkestan Islamic Movement were relocated to other provinces, including Nangarhar in Afghanistan’s east, the former Afghan military official said. The Al-Qaeda-linked Turkestan Islamic Movement is designated as a terrorist organization by Beijing and the United Nations. Beijing blames the group for unrest in its northwestern Xinjiang region.”

Related: So Much For ‘Amnesty’: Taliban Going Door-to-Door Executing U.S. Allies

Why wouldn’t the Taliban come to the aid of a fellow jihad group? Because there may be larger considerations involved, at least in the short term. Back in July, Taliban spokesmen stated that they considered China a “friend” and would not allow the Uyghur jihadis to operate on Afghan soil. They reiterated this in September. The Taliban likely calculated that Chinese aid was more important than jihadi solidarity and that since Islamic law forbids jihadis to fight against an enemy they have no chance of defeating, there was no point in taking on China anyway.

The Taliban clearly had no such hesitation regarding fighting against the United States, for obvious reasons. And now, after Old Joe and his handlers made them the most sumptuously equipped terror organization in the entire world, they are in a position to share the wealth. The materiel our woke military left behind for the Taliban while our top brass was busy making sure that no one did anything to offend the jihadis on the way out will now be used to destabilize the region even further. Joe Biden’s legacy as president of the United States may not only be the global weakness of the country abroad and the corruption of its governing institutions at home; Dotty Old Joe may also end up being the world’s most successful jihad terror enabler since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In any case, thanks to Joe Biden and his woke generals, the Tajik jihadis are now superbly equipped. They’re likely to show their gratitude in ways that will cause even more headaches for the over-generous, appallingly misruled country that inadvertently equipped them.

Afghanistan: Taliban arms jihadis in Tajikistan with US equipment

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/afghanistan-taliban-arms-jihadis-in-tajikistan-with-us-equipment;

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The Biden legacy.

“Taliban Said To Have Rearmed Tajik Militants And Moved Uyghur Fighters From Chinese Border,” RFE/RL, October 4, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

KHATLON, Tajikistan — The Taliban has provided Tajik militants based along the border with Tajikistan with new military vehicles, weaponry, and other equipment over the past two weeks, security sources in Tajikistan and northeastern Afghanistan say, amid an ongoing military buildup on both sides of the frontier.

The sources also told RFE/RL on October 4 that the Taliban has also “removed” ethnic Uyghur fighters from an area close to Afghanistan’s small border with China.

Tajik militants based in Afghanistan’s northern province of Badakhshan have been seen with U.S.-made weaponry and vehicles, including Humvees, with some of them wearing American combat gear, according to an official with Tajikistan’s state border services.

A former Afghan military officer based in Badakhshan confirmed the allegation….

While Government Shut Down Church Over COVID, “Mosques Were Fully Operational,” Says Pastor

While Gov Shut Down Church Over COVID, “Mosques Were Fully Operational,” Says Pastor

BY SELWYN DUKE

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/while-gov-shut-down-church-mosques-were-fully-operational-says-pastor/;

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“What they’re doing today is identical to what I remember growing up” under Soviet communism in Poland, lamented Pastor Artur Pawlowski recently. There is one difference, though:

The communists might have been a bit more even-handed.

Even in China today, religion is persecuted across the board; in fact, a million Uighur Muslims are in concentration camps. But, says Pawlowski, who was recently arrested the very moment he returned to Canada from a trip, while his church was shut down for violating COVID-19 guidelines, “mosques were fully operational” with thousands gathering together.

What’s more, Pawlowski warns Americans, “You’re next.”

Fox News reported on the story over the weekend:

The Polish-Canadian pastor who has been repeatedly arrested for holding church services in Calgary, Alberta, said Canadian border police confiscated his belongings and apparently broke into his personal computer.

When Pastor Artur Pawlowski landed back in his home city of Calgary on Monday following a four-month tour of the United States, customs officials were waiting to cuff him on the tarmac for two criminal charges, he told Fox News in an interview.

“They have fallen to a new low,” Pawlowski said of the Canadian authorities. “Our lawyers contacted them and asked them if there are any pending warrants for me when I was in the states. They said that there are no pending warrants, [sic] there is nothing outstanding.”

Pawlowski had been traveling throughout the United States over the summer to spread his warning that Western governments increasingly resemble the communist regime in Poland he fled as a young man.

His tour followed the international attention he received in April when officials went to his church in Canada during Holy Week to inspect it for COVID-19 compliance. Because they entered the sanctuary armed and uninvited during a worship service, Pawlowski refused to speak with them.

Instead, he accused them of being “Nazis” and shouted them down until they agreed to leave. Video of the encounter went viral.

But authorities weren’t done with Pawlowski. They returned three weeks later, and on May 8 (video below) the Calgary police pulled the pastor and his brother over and arrested them while the pair were returning home from church.

As for Pawlowski’s most recent arrest (video below), the “Calgary Police Service…said Tuesday that he was charged in relation to the following warrants: failing to wear a face-covering (March 13, 2021) and disobeying a court order (June 5, 2021),” reports Global News. The latter charge involves “contempt of court” for holding church services in violation of lockdown restrictions; a judge will decide on October 18 whether the pastor will spend 21 days in jail as a consequence.

Pawlowski spoke about his persecution on the Ingraham Angle’s Wednesday edition. As Fox News also reports:

“I came to the United States with a simple warning,” the pastor told [host Laura] Ingraham about his recent trip abroad. 

“You’re next,” he said. “If they came for me, be sure of it, they’re coming for you as well.”

He called the individuals who arrested him “masked gangsters,” that he “couldn’t even consider them officers of the law.”

…Pawlowski told Fox News in April he was raised under Soviet communism in Poland. “It was a disaster,” he said about his childhood. “Police officers could break into your house five in the morning, they could beat you up, torture, they could arrest you for no matter what reason they would come up with … So, it was like a flashback when those police officers showed up at my church. Everything kind of came back to life from my childhood, and the only thing I could do is to fend off the wolves as a shepherd … We as lions should never bow before the hyenas, and that’s what they’re right now.”

“You came to freedom,” Ingraham said about the pastor’s journey to Canada. “This is feeling very Soviet to me,” adding that the process was incremental. 

The pastor responded that he believed “What they’re doing today is identical to what I remember growing up” .

But then there’s that aforementioned difference. As The Christian Post reported Sunday:

Pawlowski told The Christian Post in June that police frequently monitored his church services to make sure he was abiding by coronavirus restrictions and social distancing guidelines. He said the intrusions weren’t necessary because he streamed the church services online. The livestreams illustrated that “I was not hiding the fact that we are not following those restrictions.”

As law enforcement repeatedly descended on his church services, “the mosques were fully operational.” He added that “no one harassed them, no one interfered with them.” 

“Not one Imam was being harassed or intimidated. And to this day, there’s not one Imam or one Muslim that has a ticket, even though we have video evidence and pictures [of] them gathering … through the whole Ramadan by the thousands,” he said.

Pawlowski’s YouTube channel includes a video of a gathering of thousands of Muslims that took place on the last day of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, which police allowed without interruption. He estimated that “about 2,000 people, maybe more, were there.” 

This pro-Islam, anti-Christian double standard is common now in Western nations. It’s the phenomenon that, for example,

As for the Branch COVIDians, they’re almost as zealous about their “health” jihad as the Muslims whose efforts they facilitate are about their Islamic jihad. But not only is the coronavirus situation overblown, as regular New American readers know but something else should be pondered:

Even if SARS-CoV-2 regulations did save lives (they actually appear to cost them), would it all be worth the permanent sacrifice of our Western traditions, rights, freedoms, and faith? What does it profit a nation to gain the world but lose its soul?

Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook Knows China and Iran Are Using the Platform to Commit Espionage

BY MEGAN FOX

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2021/10/05/whistleblower-to-congress-facebook-knows-china-and-iran-using-are-using-it-to-commit-espionage-n1521851;

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Facebook may be in hotter water than initially thought after data was leaked showing that the platform increases suicidal ideation in teenagers. Former Facebook executive Frances Haugen dropped a bombshell at a hearing before the Senate Commerce consumer protection, product safety and data security subcommittee on Tuesday when she was asked about the company’s involvement in allowing enemy states like China and Iran to use the platform for nefarious purposes.

Haugen says this is not only happening with Facebook’s full knowledge, but they don’t alert members of Congress to the national security threats. “During my time working with the threat intelligence work….my team directly worked on tracking Chinese participation on the platform surveilling— say— Uighur populations around the world,” she said. The Chinese government has been exterminating, imprisoning, and torturing Uighurs for years. “You could actually find them [the Uighurs] based on them [China] doing these kinds of things.”

RELATED: THEY KNEW: Internal Facebook Data Shows Company Has Known for Years That Instagram Harms Teens

This revelation that China is hunting the Uighurs on Facebook left Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) stuttering in shock. “So you are saying, in essence, the platform, whether Facebook knows it or not, is being used by some of our adversaries in a way that helps push and promote their interests at the expense of America’s?” he replied.

“Yes,” Haugen replied. “Facebook is very aware that this is happening on the platform and I believe the fact that Congress doesn’t get a report of exactly how many people are working on these things internally is unacceptable because you have a right to keep the American people safe.”

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced gleefully that Haugen had just opened up another opportunity for Congress to beat up Facebook on TV. “You may have just opened another area for another hearing,” he said, laughing.

“I have strong national security concerns about how Facebook operates today,” said Haugen, agreeing to sit for another hearing if asked.

While my initial impressions of Haugen’s intentions were not good, based on her disdain for free speech, some good might yet come out of this testimony. Maybe Facebook will finally be held accountable for the evil they proliferate.

Watch:

 

Free the Hero Locked Up for Telling the Truth About Afghanistan

Lt. Col. Scheller put his career and freedom on the line for the truth.

SIGN THIS PETITION: http://patrioticmilitary.org/?page_id=262heller

Rep Gohmert on Visiting LTC Stuart Scheller: We Are Not as Divided as They Think We Are

THE JAILING OF A HERO MARINE FOR SPEAKING OUT

Over $2 million raised for Stuart Scheller who is jailed for criticizing Afghanistan withdrawal

A fundraiser for Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller has received more than $2 million from supporters to help fund his legal expenses after being jailed for repeatedly criticizing the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Scheller, 40, was arrested on Monday and jailed at the Camp Lejeune brig after he allegedly broke four military laws by refusing orders to stop posting videos critical of senior military officials on social media, Daily Mail reported on Saturday Oct. 2. The U.S. Marine is expected to make his first court appearance in North Carolina next week. The Pipe Hitter Foundation, founded by Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher, started the fundraiser, which has received more than 26,000 donations and raised a total of $2.08 million. The money will fund legal expenses and helping Scheller’s wife and his three kids financially, and aid Scheller’s transition out of the military.

IN THE BRIG: Lt. Col. Stu Scheller Jr’s Parents On Son Being Poorly Treated; Military Injustice

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/10/free-hero-locked-telling-truth-about-afghanistan-daniel-greenfield/;

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[The David Horowitz Freedom Center is rallying support to free Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller who is being held as a political prisoner for demanding accountability for Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Scheller sacrificed his career and his freedom for truth and justice. Sign this petition to support this great American patriot and to hold Milley and Austin accountable.]

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Who will pay the price for Afghanistan?

Not Secretary of Defense Austin, General Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, not General McKenzie, who oversaw the disastrous retreat, or any of Biden’s other brass.

Instead the only man who has been locked up for the defeat in Afghanistan is a Marine Corps Lt. Colonel who made a video calling for accountability from the military leadership.

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller committed the ultimate crime, he put his career on the line and called for the truth after the Kabul airport suicide bombing. Biden’s brass smeared him as crazy, they relieved him of duty, they threatened him, called him a spy, and locked him up. The Pentagon careerists are desperately terrified of a brave man who is willing to put everything on the line.

Our petition at the David Horowitz Freedom Center calls for action to free Scheller who is “being held as a political prisoner for speaking the truth about the U.S. military’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.” The only man behind bars over Afghanistan is there for telling the truth.

It all began over a month ago when he posted a video declaring, "I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders, I demand accountability."

The original video has since been seen 1.5 million times on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The cronies of Biden’s brass accused Scheller of being mentally unstable. And then, just in time for congressional hearings on the defeat in Afghanistan, they tried to silence him.

Scheller, not Milley or McKenzie, was relieved of duty. He was ordered to "refrain from posting any and all material, in any form without exception, to any social media" and "prohibited from communicating through third parties or proxies.”

Milley had done interviews for anti-Trump books and woke officers had bashed Republicans and promoted Black Lives Matter on Facebook and Twitter. But only Scheller was silenced.

Except that Scheller chose to go to jail instead.

"I believe in love. I believe in America. I believe in strength. I believe in honesty. I believe I am ready to go to jail based on these beliefs," he began his reply and concluded with, "Col Emmel please have the MPs waiting for me at 0800 on Monday.  I’m ready for jail."

Since then, Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller has been in the brig at Camp Lejeune.

After subjecting him to a psychiatric evaluation and repeatedly accusing him of being mentally ill, the latest phase of their smear campaign alleges that, “Marine Corps officials say they consider him a flight risk and believe China may intend to use his comments as propaganda.”

Scheller had plenty of time to run away if he wanted to. If he had just stopped posting criticism of Biden’s brass on social media, he wouldn’t have been locked up to begin with. And while Milley could assure Communist China that he would tip them off about any attack, it’s Scheller who’s falsely accused of helping China based on “propaganda” that doesn’t even actually exist.

That’s how desperate Biden’s brass are to silence Lt. Col. Scheller.

After trying and failing to gag him, they’ve resorted to silencing this great patriot by locking him up as a political prisoner which leaves them free to throw any dirt they can come up with.

And hope that some of it sticks.

What are they so afraid of? The gag order was sent to Scheller in late August. The various congressional hearings into the Afghanistan defeat, public and private, open and secret, were scheduled for September. Locking him up was one way that Austin, Milley, McKenzie, against whom Scheller was trying to proffer dereliction of duty charges, could silence the Lt. Col. It allowed the political generals and bosses to maintain the narrative they were trying to sell.

That makes Lt. Col. Scheller a political prisoner.

The Pipe Hitter Foundation, which is working for Scheller’s defense, warned that, “We have just received word that the Military is making the IRO Hearing CLOSED to the public - and possibly including Members of Congress who were planning to attend in person & telephonically.”

Once again every effort is being made to silence and suppress Lt. Col. Scheller.

That’s why the David Horowitz Freedom Center is working to bring attention to this outrage. We will not allow Biden’s brass to silence this brave man in its own political echo chamber.

Our petition to free Lt. Col. Scheller declares that, “While Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin delivered testimony to Congress meant to obfuscate their gross incompetence in Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Scheller has performed a patriotic duty by publicizing the truth. His incarceration in a military brig is an attempt to hold the truth hostage, and intimidate others.”

The issue at stake is accountability.

Biden, Austin, Milley, and the rest of the masters of the Afghanistan disaster are hoping to move on. They want to watch the deaths, the betrayals, and the empowered terrorists disappear into the rearview mirror as they pivot to their political schemes in this country. And anyone who stands in their way, who calls for accountability for the elites, is run over and ground under.

“The everyday American is held to a much higher standard than the people leading the critical organizations within the government,” Scheller wrote. And Biden’s brass are proving his point.

Who will pay the price for Afghanistan?

If Biden, Milley, and Austin have their way, only Scheller and other critics will pay the price.

“It’s the system that’s going to break. Not me,” Lt. Col. Scheller wrote before he was locked up.

It’s a courageous message that many political prisoners have sent out. But not all of them have prevailed. Lt. Col. Scheller and the many career military men who know what is happening, need our support. That’s why the Freedom Center is launching its campaign calling for an end to the plot to silence Scheller and other military whistleblowers.

Americans deserve the truth and a patriot like Lt. Col. Scheller deserves to be heard.

While Biden has armed the terrorists, he has disarmed Americans. Thousands of Taliban, Al Qaeda, and ISIS-K were freed at Bagram Air Base, but Scheller has been locked away.

Lt. Col. Scheller put his career and his freedom on the line to call for accountability.

It is our duty to stand by him, to demand his freedom, and to support his call for consequences.

Scheller does not belong in prison, Milley and the rest of Biden’s brass belong there. The truth must be heard and justice must prevail. And that won’t happen if we remain silent.

Who will pay the price for Afghanistan? It will either be Scheller or Milley. That’s up to us.

Hunter Biden and the Muslim Brotherhood

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/hunter-biden-and-the-muslim-brotherhood;

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

Only a Biden could bring Communist China and the Brotherhood together.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

While Vice President Joe Biden was in the White House, his son Hunter was allegedly trying to cut a huge deal with a $2 million payment and a possible 5% success fee as high as $750 million. All it would take was bringing together Communist China and the Muslim Brotherhood.

And who but a Biden could pull that off?

The UN Security Council sanctions that had been slapped on the Libyan Investment Authority during the civil war between Gaddafi and the Islamists were still in place years later because the Arab Spring had left the country in the throes of a permanent civil war with the Islamists.

The LIA’s wealth fund, now worth an estimated $68 billion, had been part of a deal cut between the Libyan dictator and the Bush administration. When Gaddafi abandoned his WMD program, and sanctions were dropped on Libya, the LIA quickly became one of Africa’s largest wealth funds, and bought big, investing in American companies, banks, and bonds.

Including billions in treasury bills.

When Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood stabbed Gaddafi in the back and went to war to support the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Libya, tens of billions in LIA assets were frozen. And as the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists have continued to battle the remnants of Libya’s military for power, the sanctions have remained in place costing the LIA some $4 billion.

When Sam Jauhari, a Democrat donor, sent the email, indicating that Hunter wanted $2 million to lobby on the deal, his father had long been seen as the gateway to all that wealth.

Jauhari, who had plowed $80,000 into the Obama campaign, and tens of thousands more into the Democrat machine, was allegedly an associate of Imaad Zuberi, a Pakistani who had been working on Libya with Biden’s body man and close friend. Earlier this year, Zuberi was sentenced to 12 years in prison for funneling foreign money into political campaigns in the United States. Among his alleged employers was the Qatari Islamic terror state and a prosecutor alleged that “U.S. policy was changed to align with Qatar’s interests.

Prosecutors say that Zuberi received $9.8 million from the Qatari state sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood. He had also allegedly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Saudi Muslim tycoon to the Obama inauguration. His WhatsApp messages have him mentioning, “I need to get the 5 to 6 Clinton donation done by tomorrow” and “You want billions unfrozen. This is nothing. Iranians spent $150 to get $25 billion released.”

His recipient complains, “I spent 2.6 million before. What did I get?”

The names of the Libyan officials have been censored, but the deal appeared to involve the Tripoli government. At the time the deals were being discussed, the Tripoli government was largely dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Control over LIA had been a top Muslim Brotherhood priority and the LIA allegedly includes at least one Brotherhood board member.

The first email about retaining Hunter Biden was sent in January 2015. In 2012, a Muslim Brotherhood alliance had conspired to take power through fraudulent elections in Libya. In 2014, the Brotherhood alliance, after repeatedly using Islamist militias to terrorize its rivals in Tripoli, lost new elections and declared that it would continue to govern anyway.

When the Hunter Biden emails were being sent, Libya had two rival governments, the Muslim Brotherhood in Tripoli and a more moderate coalition in Tobruk. The rival governments also staked their own claims to Libya’s wealth whose crown jewel were the LIA’s investments.

While the released court documents of Zuberi’s WhatsApp chats were censored to remove the names and identities of any of the players, he asks at one point, “Does the Libyans want me to introduce them to Turkish president?” Turkey was a strong backer of the Tripoli regime. It’s highly unlikely that political figures in the Tobruk government would have been looking for an introduction to their worst enemy. The Muslim Brotherhood however was backed by Turkey.

The Biden email however provides an even bigger clue when it notes that Hunter “said he has access to highest level in PRC, he can help there.”

The Muslim Brotherhood had gotten Obama and Hillary Clinton to intervene in Libya. That illegal invasion enabled them to take power, but as part of the crisis, sanctions had been imposed by the United Nations. And Obama and Hillary were not able to unilaterally lift those sanctions.

The sanctions had been imposed by the UN Security Council. And could only be lifted by it.

The People’s Republic of China had been a major player in Libya. When the civil war arrived, it sided with Gaddafi and once he was overthrown, Chinese oil companies were frozen out. Getting China to support lifting some sanctions would require a quid pro quo arrangement that would let the PRC’s oil companies and other businesses back into Libya.

Hunter Biden’s ties to CEFC China Energy and the gift of an eighty thousand dollar diamond have already been widely reported. A CEFC executive would later be accused of plotting to provide weapons to Qatar and Libya. Qatar was a major backer of the Brotherhood.

Even without Hunter’s diplomatic talents, China and the Islamist government came to terms.

But the China factor explains why the Libyans considered Hunter Biden as an intermediary at all. The Biden family was a perfect halfway point between the Muslim Brotherhood and the People’s Republic. Both the Islamists and the Communists had invested in the Biden clan.

What was really at stake here was a quid pro quo oil deal in exchange for the LIA lockbox of billions that had to be negotiated through the White House and UN Security Council members. It was a thorny problem which the Libyans still don’t seem to have cracked, and it’s unlikely that Hunter Biden could have managed to appease all the different interests if he had gotten the job.

The Zuberi messages mention that, “the negotiation is towards 3.5 to 4% or it will not fly… they said that they have 190 billion outside and they will not give 5%.” It’s not clear whether Hunter would have seen any part of that 5%, or whether the WhatsApp messages refer to any deal involving him at the time, but either way there was a whole lot of money at stake.

The Libyan civil war was not just ideological, but economic. The Arab Spring had become a vehicle for not only Islamist theological ambitions, but the economic agendas of its backers.

“Hey read the book Clinton Cash,” Zuberi told an associate. “This is how America work. How Washington work.”

It’s certainly how the Bidens work. In an already fetid swamp, the Bidens added a new layer of treasonous greed. Only the Bidens could have been up for potentially being hired by the Muslim Brotherhood to cut a deal with Communist China.

As long as the money from America’s enemies was right.

 

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban: Mass migration part of ‘global plan’ to create a ‘new proletariat’

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/hungarian-pm-viktor-orban-warns-mass-migration-part-of-global-plan-to-create-a-new-proletariat;

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Hungary, which has a Christian constitution, has been unwavering in defending its culture and rule of law, and protecting its citizens from Islamization. In its preamble, the Hungarian constitution declares its Christianity and its role in preserving nationhood. It also honors its “forebears who fought for the survival, freedom and independence” of Hungary.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been vocal about his country’s determination to reject open-door immigration in order to preserve Hungarian culture. He has put a stop to illegal Muslim migrants trying to storm in, by building a wall. The EU has condemned Orban for his stance as he continues to expose the goals of globalists.

Responsible immigration while upholding the rule of law and national security should be a priority for every nation. Instead, these important attributes of any leader have been virtually abandoned by “progressive” globalists and weak so-called conservative leaders (such as Boris Johnson).

Ahead of European Parliament elections in 2019, Orban stated in a speech:

“We wish for the veil to fall from the eyes of the people of Europe, so they can see and understand that without Christian culture there will be no free life in Europe,” said Orban, who sees Muslim immigrants as threats to Europe’s lifestyle. “Without defending our Christian culture, we will lose Europe and Europe will no longer belong to Europeans.”

“Orban: Mass Migration Agenda Part of ‘Global Plan’ to Create ‘New Proletariat’ in the West,” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, September 24, 2021:

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán believes the mass migration agenda is part of a “global plan” to create a “new proletariat” in the West, advanced by people who care nothing for culture and national identity and consider only economics.

Speaking at the 4th Budapest Demographic Conference, organised as a forum where pro-family policies and other measures to reverse population decline without resorting to mass immigration, Orbán addressed attendees including former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, the President of Serbia, the Serbian President of Bosnia, and the prime ministers of Slovakia and Slovenia, noting that the cause of national conservatism had “suffered sensitive political losses” in recent years.

“President Trump was not able to continue his work” in the United States after January 2021, he lamented, while former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now in opposition — “and God knows what will happen in Germany this Sunday” when Angela Merkel’s notionally centre-right party may be displaced by a left-wing government possibly including the communist Marxist Left Party in national elections.

“Like those before me, we are concerned about the advent of the New Marxist, New Leftist ‘woke’ movement, as it is called in America. We can see that already in kindergartens they want to miseducate our children; they use children as Pride activists, they are telling children about the ‘free choice of genre — this is part of the New Marxist ‘woke’ programme,” he warned.

Decades of Soviet communist domination, however, has “inoculated” former Eastern Bloc countries such as Hungary and Poland against “the ‘woke’ virus”, in his view — “our history is protecting us against the cultural left.”

As a result, the Hungarian leader suggested, his government and likeminded administrations in the region can see the divide on demographics more clearly.

“Is it a problem that the population is in decline?” he asked.

“The West… just does not want to maintain itself. Let’s not beat around the bush: certain civilisations are able to reproduce; the Western civilisation is not able to reproduce — so much so that they are unable to decide whether this is a problem at all.

“Some are of the opinion that this is not a problem, and they argue that by increasing productivity and by developing technology fewer people will be able to generate more goods, more public good. Mechanised production, artificial intelligence, an automated economy — human labour doesn’t count anymore. That is the technocratic, Silicon Valley solution,” he explained.

“And there are others who sense the problem of declining demographics and they want migration. They believe alien peoples from distant lands should be moved in and that will stop the demographic decline. But mass migration… the millions of people who have been lured here, are basically a global plan of moving in the new proletariat,” he accused, adding that the promoters of this worldview “do not take into account the cultural aspect of democracy.”…..

Michigan: Federal judge throws out female genital mutilation case against Muslim physicians

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman 1

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/michigan-federal-judge-throws-out-female-genital-mutilation-case-against-muslim-physicians;

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

“Our clients have lost so much of their lives,” says the attorney for the FGM doctors.

Yes, and so have your clients’ victims. But now it appears that female genital mutilation can be practiced in America with impunity.

“‘This matter is vindictive’: Federal judge throws out landmark female genital mutilation case,” by Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, September 28, 2021 (thanks to Darcy):

DETROIT — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out the nation’s first female genital mutilation case, delivering a major blow to the prosecution and survivors who had hoped the Detroit case would help end a practice that is still performed on millions of girls worldwide.

In dismissing the four-year-old case, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman concluded the prosecution was vindictive in seeking new charges against the accused, who had previously convinced the judge to declare the federal female genital mutilation ban as unconstitutional.

“The court concludes that the prosecution in this matter is vindictive. The government obtained the fourth superseding indictment, which asserts new and additional charges, in retaliation for defendants’ past success in having other charges dismissed,” Friedman wrote in his ruling. “Such vindictive or retaliatory prosecution is a due process violation of the most basic sort.”

The lead defendant is Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, whom prosecutors allege cut the genitals of nine minor girls during after-hours procedures at a Livonia clinic that belonged to her doctor friend, who also was charged in the case. Nagarwala has long denied engaging in genital mutilation, saying the procedure she performed on minor girls was a benign, religious practice that involved only scraping or “shaving” of the genitalia, not cutting.

Nagarwala’s attorney, Shannon Smith, applauded Friedman’s ruling, but called the ending of this case “bittersweet.”

“Yes, they’ve won, but they’ve never been vindicated in court. Those things never happened. The things the government alleged never happened,” Smith said. “Our clients have lost so much of their lives. The impact on their lives has been unspeakable. It’s hard. They’ve gone through half a decade of being charged and living under these charges.”

Smith also expressed frustration with much of the case being sealed.

“I’m not surprised with how it ended. But what’s really sad is that so much of the case is under seal and is not available to the public,” Smith said. “I can understand why people reading about this are going to be so upset and confused and not understand … but so much of the case is under seal.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined comment Tuesday, noting it has not yet reviewed the judge’s ruling, which essentially ends the case unless the government appeals.

The case involves nine girls, ages 7 to 12, from Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota, including some who cried, screamed and bled during the procedure and one who was given Valium ground in liquid Tylenol to keep her calm, court records show.

Among the accused were three mothers, including two Minnesota women whom prosecutors said tricked their 7-year-old daughters into thinking they were coming to metro Detroit for a girls’ weekend, but instead had their genitals cut at the Livonia clinic as part of a religious procedure….

POLICE STATE NEW JERSEY’S Rutgers UNIVERSITY professors mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 by assaulting America

BY ANDREW HARROD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/rutgers-professors-mark-20th-anniversary-of-9-11-by-assaulting-america;

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America’s recent military withdrawal from Afghanistan “is a fantastic defeat for U.S. imperialism,” crowed Rutgers University professor of media studies Deepa Kumar during the Sept. 10 webinar “Twenty Years after 9/11: Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.” With a penchant for impenetrable leftist jargon, she and her colleagues at New Jersey’s flagship public university engaged in an anti-American diatribe on the eve of 9/11’s 20th anniversary.

The anti-Semitic Rutgers University women’s and gender studies professor Jasbir Puar, a well-known extremist, opened the event, which highlighted a new edition of Kumar’s book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, with baseless, and sometimes bizarre, cant. Thus, America’s Afghanistan campaign was a “war that was deliberately designed through its preemptive targeting never to end,” she said. She condemned “near-universal feminist approval” of American military responses to Al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attacks as expressing the “Orientalism of gender studies,” which “by and largely institutionalized veiling as a trope of women’s oppression.”

Women in Afghanistan and other Muslim-majority countries might well agree with this “trope,” but Puar dismissed such concerns as part of the “rationalized psyche of American imperialism” and its “thoroughly overdetermined questions.” This entails “liberal savior rhetoric” of “white men saving brown women from brown men, and its homo-nationalist corollary, white queers saving brown queers from brown cis-gendered, straight people,” she said.

Deranged as that is, she was only warming up. “Homo-capitalist forces of a purported secular queerness” meanwhile “produce coming out as a technology of Christian theological confession” as part of a worldview that “hypercritically demands reconciliation of Islam and sexuality.” Such vacuity is what passes for intellectual sophistication in academe.

Having previously compared American armed forces to Islamic State jihadists, Kumar likewise denigrated concern for gays and women under Islamic law as “liberal Islamophobia.” America’s Afghanistan war was the “white man’s burden dressed-up and packaged to be palatable in the twenty-first century,” she said. “By no means were women liberated,” she stated, for warlords merely succeeded the American-led overthrow of the Taliban, an assessment that neglected real advantages for Afghan women freed from the Taliban’s “gender apartheid.” In a classic straw man fallacy, she asserted that Americans believe Muslims in Afghanistan or Iraq “are not prepared to enter the stage of democracy” and are, therefore “uncivilized and barbaric.” Denying the validity of her own assertion as a “long-held Orientalist myth,” she simultaneously ignored the complicated reality of American-led efforts to promote democratization in Muslim lands.

As if Muslims had never been imperialistic, Kumar found fault only with Westerners, for through the centuries “Spanish, British, French and American imperialisms have all been important vehicles for the development of anti-Muslim racism.”

“Donald Trump’s presidency was the most Islamophobic in U.S. history,” she said, while American evangelicals are “extreme rabid racists”—an irredeemably racist generalization itself. Echoing traditional Islam’s denial of freedom of conscience, Kumar cast former Muslims in a “native informant role” who present Muslim countries as “terribly backward.” Similarly, free speech regarding Islam is nothing, she said, but a “cover to spout anti-Muslim racism, as we have seen in the various cartoon controversies in Europe.”

In this setting, Rutgers University assistant professor of Africana Studies Noura Erakat provoked no dissension with such vague statements as “racism better understood is racial capitalism.” She particularly gushed over “one of the most epic prison breaks of our time” recently in Israel, where imprisoned terrorists tunneled out of confinement. “Six prisoners overcame the only nuclear empire in the Middle East and global empire’s self-proclaimed unique ally with a set of spoons,” she rejoiced.

These killers are, for Erakat, perpetual victims, for “Israel has racialized Palestinians as always already guilty. Their crime is their existence and the threat they pose … to Zionist settler sovereignty.” In the face of Palestinian crimes, she equivocated that “terrorism has no juridical meaning in international law,” something she should tell the United Nations’ Office of Counterterrorism. Rather, she suggested that Israeli self-defense is the real terrorism, even as the Israeli military puts its own soldiers in mortal danger to protect Palestinian civilians. She snidely speculated “whether state actors can commit terrorism or instead if their casualties in combat are strictly collateral damage regardless of the carnage or the recklessness or the deliberate nature of their strikes.”

Erakat concluded falsely that terrorism “is restricted to a particular group of people rather than a set of behaviors.” Therefore, she said, “Palestinians remain the terrorists. This reflects a cornerstone of anti-Muslim racism in the context of imperial violence.” Meanwhile, “Arabs in the United States continue to benefit from probationary U.S. citizenship contingent on endless U.S. war-making in the Middle East,” she asserted incongruously, given her status as a Palestinian-American living peacefully in the land she loathes.

Such “Islamophobia” was decried by other panelists as part of a wider pattern of Western exploitation and racism throughout history. Among these was the feminist writer Naomi Klein, Rutgers’ inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies, who labeled as “agricultural violence” social transformations throughout history, such as the English enclosure movement, which privatized and settled communal lands. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a pro-LGBT African-American Studies professor from nearby Princeton University, described the 1992 Los Angeles riots, in which 63 people died, as the “LA rebellion.” She also fantasized that “police were deified as soldiers” in the 1990s.

Simple decency dictates that every anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 innocent Americans should be a time of mourning. Yet the panelists twisted the sacred memory of the terrorists’ victims to portray them, and by extension, all Americans as deserving of the attacks. For these privileged academics, “Islamophobia”—a word coined to silence critics of Islam—demonstrates how the capitalist West, as once represented by the World Trade Center’s twin towers, is a cancer upon a largely nonwhite global proletariat.

Little will change until America’s tax- and tuition-paying public demand that universities stop supporting such radical chic, anti-American drivel.

Andrew E. Harrod, a Middle East Forum Campus Watch Fellow, freelance researcher, and writer, is a fellow with the Lawfare Project. Follow him on Twitter: @AEHarrod. This article is cross-posted from JNS.org.

Boston: Muslim passenger screaming ‘Allah’ tries to storm cockpit of JetBlue flight~GETS SUBDUED BY 6-7 FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS~FBI ISSUES REPORT

MEDIA SAYS HE WAS YELLING IN "SPANISH & ARABIC", BUT WON'T IDENTIFY HIM AS AN ISLAMIC TERRORIST FOR FEAR OF BEING LABELLED "ISLAMOPHOBIC"

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/boston-muslim-passenger-screaming-allah-tries-to-storm-cockpit-of-jetblue-flight;

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

What are we going to do about all this white supremacist terrorism?

“Hero attendants on Boston JetBlue flight block cockpit from ‘unruly passenger’ saying ‘Allah,’” by Joe Dwinell, Boston Herald, September 24, 2021 (thanks to David):

Hero flight attendants fought off an enraged passenger who attempted to storm the cockpit of a JetBlue flight out of Boston this week — at one point being heard saying “Allah” — in a brutal clash that has once again raised questions about airline safety.

That passenger on JetBlue Flight 261 heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday night “had to be physically restrained by flight crew members … during the passenger’s attempt to gain access to the flight deck,” an FBI agent states in his affidavit.

The suspect, Khalil El Dahr, “became angry” after a phone call he tried to make was unsuccessful, the affidavit states.

Soon after, he “rushed toward the flight deck yelling to be shot,” the FBI agent writes. “Six or seven” flight crew members then took him on until they could subdue him.

At “one point during the incident, they were able to understand El Dahr said ‘Allah’ in a raised tone,” the agent reports….

Turkish President Erdogan unveils ‘Turkevi’ skyscraper in NYC to be the ‘hub’ of Turkish culture~GULLIBLE AMERICANS BECOME PREY OF REVIVED OTTOMAN ISLAMIC EMPIRE

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/turkish-president-erdogan-unveils-turkevi-skyscraper-in-nyc-to-be-the-hub-of-turkish-culture;

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid the weakness of America on the global stage, grows ever more aggressive. He has made no secret of his goal to revive the Ottoman Empire. Now he has proudly opened “the Turkevi Center, a 36-story skyscraper located just across the street from UN headquarters.”

Turkey has already noted its common ground on Islam with the Taliban, which views Turkey as an ally. The Taliban’s mission is to export Sharia globally.

Erdogan stated:

For Turkey has nothing that contradicts their [the Taliban’s] faith. And because Turkey has nothing that contradicts their faith, I think that we will be able to discuss and agree on these issues better. 

To spell it out for all those who believe Islam is a “religion of peace”: Turkey’s leader has admitted to the unity of belief between the Taliban and the Turkish State. Westerners keep on telling mainstream Islamic scholars (e.g. the Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar) and leaders of Islamic countries (like Turkey, Iran and Wahhabi Saudi Arabia) how much more they know about Islam.

“The Turkevi Center, which will become the hub of Turkish culture in the US, will also house the UN’s permanent mission of Turkey.” Turkish mission and culture is wrapped up in the jihad. Now the foundation is grounded in NYC, set in concrete: a 36-story skyscraper that can be seen from “downtown Manhattan, the East River and Long Island.” Erdogan stated in New York:

I expect you to continue your activities of charity, (Islamic) cause and benevolence at a faster pace….In addition to Covid-19 we are also fighting another virus which is more destructive, more deadly and more insidious. The name of this virus is hostility towards Islam.

A.k.a. the “Islamophobia” canard. In Erdogan’s mind, the American flag is now supplanted with the Turkish flag, and less than two weeks after the anniversary of 9/11 to boot, in New York City — the city once transformed by Donald Trump.

“Erdogan to Open ‘Turkevi’ Skyscraper in New York,” by Tasos Kokkinidis, Greek Reporter, September 20, 2021:

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will open on Monday the Turkevi Center, a 36-story skyscraper located just across the street from UN headquarters.

The Turkevi Center, which will become the hub of Turkish culture in the US, will also house the UN’s permanent mission of Turkey and the Turkish Consulate General.

The building, which features traditional Turkish architectural motifs, especially from the Seljuk Empire, rises into the sky in the shape of a tulip and can be seen from downtown Manhattan, the East River and Long Island.

Turkevi Center to reflect Turkey’s culture
It was designed as a symbolic skyscraper that will add to the skyline of New York, one of the world’s most iconic cities, while reflecting Turkish culture, history and diversity.

The Turkevi Center’s swooping curves and geometric crescent patterns were designed by Perkins Eastman. This new, 563-foot tall consulate of the Republic of Turkey is a modern architectural interpretation of “Islamic themes and Turkish art and culture.”

United Glass Metal Yapi engineers and fabrication specialists built the building’s iconic glass facade and perforated metal paneling. The consulate will house new passport and visa branch offices, conference rooms, a multi-purpose prayer room, fitness center, auditorium, underground parking, and residential space for staff and visitors.

After his visit to the Turkevi Center, Erdogan addressed members of the Turkish American community at an event held by the Turkish American National Steering Committee.

He urged Muslims to elect representatives in federal and state elections, vowed to help out in any way he can and branded hostility against Islam as more dangerous than Covid-19.

“I expect you to continue your activities of charity, (Islamic) cause and benevolence at a faster pace,” the Turkish president said. “In addition to Covid-19 we are also fighting another virus which is more destructive, more deadly and more insidious. The name of this virus is hostility towards Islam,” he added….

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