POLICE STATE NEW JERSEY: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Chancellor Apologizes For Condemning Anti-Semitic Attacks~Students for Justice in Palestine Protests Condemnations of Antisemitism

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/05/29/rutgers-chancellor-apologizes-for-condemning-anti-semitic-attacks-n1450703;

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It’s George Orwell’s world and we’re only living in it.

There’s an insidious argument being advanced in the wake of the Israeli-Hamas war. It posits the notion that criticizing anti-Semitism in the United States is the same as being anti-Palestinian. How that topsy-turvy, upside-down logic made its way into the mainstream is unclear. But the argument has been embraced by the left — probably because it stifles debate on their own rabid Jew-hate.

A case in point is what happened to Chancellor Christopher Molloy of Rutgers University. Molloy issued a somewhat confusing statement, condemning anti-Semitism on Wednesday.

“We are saddened by and greatly concerned about the sharp rise in hostile sentiments and anti-Semitic violence in the United States. Recent incidents of hate directed toward Jewish members of our community again remind us of what history has to teach us. Tragically, in the last century alone, acts of prejudice and hatred left unaddressed have served as the foundation for many atrocities against targeted groups around the world.”

Of course, Molloy had to check all the boxes in condemning all hate.

“Last year’s murder of George Floyd brought into sharp focus the racial injustices that continue to plague our country, and over the past year there has been attacks on our Asian American Pacific Islander citizens, the spaces of Indigenous peoples defiled, and targeted oppression and other assaults against Hindus and Muslims.”

Ordinarily, that reference to “targeted oppression and other assaults” against Muslims might be seen as condemning anti-Palestinian hate.

But Molloy failed to condemn Israeli violence against Palestinians. This hurt the feelings of Palestinians who have worked hard to create their own status as victims and get angry when their labors aren’t recognized.

So Molloy sent out another email the next day, apologizing for his oversight and implicitly acknowledging that it was wrong to condemn anti-Semitism so prominently.

“We are writing today as a follow-up to the message sent on Wednesday, May 26th to the university community. We understand that intent and impact are two different things, and while the intent of our message was to affirm that Rutgers–New Brunswick is a place where all identities can feel validated and supported, the impact of the message fell short of that intention. In hindsight, it is clear to us that the message failed to communicate support for our Palestinian community members. We sincerely apologize for the hurt that this message has caused.”

Causing hurt to some of those who hate just isn’t part of the social justice agenda. Hate, at least against certain people and certain groups, should be allowed to grow in the breast of a social justice warrior until it bursts forth in a spasm of righteous indignation.

Or a Molotov cocktail thrown into a police station.

In his eagerness to be “inclusive” in condemning hate Molloy has beclowned himself.

David Bernstein:

If a condemnation of antisemitism in the U.S. because of a recent upsurge in violence, threats, and vandalism, combined with a condemnation of all other forms of bigotry, triggers Students for Justice in Palestine, the chancellor’s response could have taken many forms, including silence. The one response that’s completely unacceptable is to endorse SJP’s view that condemning antisemitism in the United States makes you anti-Palestinian, or indeed reflects any view on the Arab-Israeli conflict at all.

This kind of Orwellian doublethink has become the norm on the left. That you can both condemn hate while at the same time condemning calling out the haters would have been considered insane a few years ago.

Now it’s mainstream thought at a major university.

An earlier version of this article misattributed the quote above to Eugene Volokh. We apologize for the error.

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Students for Justice in Palestine Protests Condemnations of Antisemitism

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/05/students-for-justice-in-palestine-protests-condemnations-of-antisemitism;

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The antisemitic attacks led to fewer and even weaker condemnations. And now an apology for the condemnation.

A Rutgers University chancellor and provost apologized on Thursday for a previous message that condemned recent incidents of antisemitic violence in the US after it was denounced by a pro-Palestinian campus group — with school administrators regretting that their original statement “failed to communicate support for our Palestinian community members.”

The original message, issued Wednesday by Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy and Provost Francine Conway, was titled “Speaking Out Against Acts of Antisemitism,” and expressed sadness over a rise in anti-Jewish harassment and attacks during the past several weeks.

This is exactly the argument that lefties had used against All Lives Matter only to completely embrace it when it comes to antisemitism.

There wasn’t a surge of violence against Muslims or specifically those Muslim settlers who claim to be “Palestinians”. There was one against Jews.

And yet even that condemnation had to be pulled.

The backstory is that the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hate group is very active at Rutgers. And the college has seen a good deal of antisemitic incidents. One of which they were being investigated for during the Trump administration where campus antisemitism was being taken seriously.

SJP Rutgers was really unhappy with the condemnation of antisemitism.

The statement by the Rutgers chapters of the SJP hate group complains that the college’s statement “exclusively addressing antisemitism comes during a time when Israel’s occupation of Palestine is finally receiving widespread criticism”.

The SJP hate group chapter suggested that condemning antisemitism was an effort to “conflate antizionism with antisemitism and derail Palestinian voices and activism.”

SJP also insisted “if the Chancellor and Provost were truly committed to creating “a safe learning environment that is inclusive of difference” as claimed in their statement, they would stand in active support of the Rutgers New Brunswick Palestinian population as well as its Jewish population.”

As the media continues advocating for Emily Wilder, this is a good time to remember just how antisemitic SJP really is.

 

Elementary School Teacher Placed on Leave After Insisting Biological Boys Can’t Become Girls

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/05/28/elementary-school-teacher-placed-on-leave-for-insisting-biological-boys-cant-become-girls-n1450492;

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A Virginia elementary school gym teacher has been placed on leave after delivering a speech to his school board announcing that he will not “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa,” according to a report from Fox News.

“My name is Tanner Cross and I am speaking out of love for those who are suffering from gender dysphoria. ’60 Minutes’ this past Sunday interviewed over 30 young people who transitioned but they felt led astray because of lack of pushback or how easy it was to make physical changes to their bodies in just three months. They are now de-transitioning,” he pointed out.

Cross proceeded to speak out about a new school policy, 8040, requiring staff in Loudoun County, Va., schools to use the preferred pronouns of students.

“LCPS staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence, regardless of the name and gender recorded in the student’s permanent educational record,” policy 8040 reads. “School staff shall, at the request of a student or parent/legal guardian, when using a name or pronoun to address the student, use the name and pronoun that correspond to their gender identity. The use of gender-neutral pronouns are appropriate. Inadvertent slips in the use of names or pronouns may occur; however, staff or students who intentionally and persistently refuse to respect a student’s gender identity by using the wrong name and gender pronoun are in violation of this policy.”

Another policy, 8350, instructs staff to “allow gender-expansive and transgender students to participate in such activities in a manner consistent with the student’s gender identity.”

“It’s not my intention to hurt anyone,” Cross continued in his speech to the school board. “But, there are certain truths that we must face when ready. We condemn school policies like 8040 and 8035 [sic] because [they] would damage children, defile the holy image of God. I love all of my students but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher but I serve God first and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

Fox News obtained an email from the school’s principal announcing Cross had been put on leave.

“I’m contacting you to let you know that one of our physical education teachers, Tanner Cross, is on leave beginning this morning,” Principal Shawn Lacey wrote. “In his absence, his duties will be covered by substitute staff already working in our building.”

“I wanted you to know this because it may affect your student’s [sic] school routine. Because this involves a personnel matter, I can offer no further information,” Levy continued.

The email did not explain why Cross was put on leave.

FBI harasses MassResistance. Agents come unannounced to our Organization Director’s home to interrogate him.

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/FBI-visits-MassResistance/index.html

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He orders them to “Get out!”

Since January 6: Federal government is viciously targeting conservatives.  

May 28, 2021
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Two FBI agents suddenly showed up at Arthur Schaper's door.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a sordid history of targeting those it disagrees with politically. In recent years that has been Republicans and conservatives. President Trump and General Michael Flynn are only two of its more prominent victims.

Even more frightening is the FBI’s tactic of finding or concocting some civil infraction they claim the person committed (sometimes using a previous surprise interrogation to catch the person “lying”) and then conducting a brutal early-morning, guns-drawn, swat-team raid at his residence. They terrorize the person and his family, search their belongings, and take their computers and cell phones.

This has happened to prominent Trump allies like Roger Stone and Rudy Giuliani, NSA whistleblower Bill Binney, and many others.

This totalitarian tendency has been building since the administrations of George H. W. Bush and Clinton. Americans should never forget what happened at Ruby Ridge (1992) and Waco (1993). The intent of this excessive force is to intimidate both the individual and the citizenry.

But the FBI’s aggressiveness has escalated tremendously against conservative and pro-Trump citizens since the Biden administration took control of the US government.

The pretext of having some connection to the January 6 so-called “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol has become the FBI’s justification to harass individual conservatives or members of conservative groups. Sometimes that is followed by the person being held in custody for weeks or months without bond or even actual charges, often under unusually harsh conditions.

It is not an exaggeration to say that this so-called “law enforcement” organization has become reminiscent of the East German Stasi and the Soviet Union’s KGB. A visit from the FBI can be the beginning of a nightmare for a citizen.

Over the past several months, MassResistance has had strong words to say about what really happened at the January 6 rally, the U.S. Government’s outrageous over-reaction to it, and the FBI’s reluctance to investigate the actual riots across America:

Furthermore, MassResistance has strongly opposed other controversial Biden administration policies, such as the transgender movement’s aggressive targeting of children, as well as the radical LGBT agenda in general. So it’s not too surprising that, being a serious conservative activist group, this eventually attracted this administration’s attention.

The FBI comes to “question” MassResistance

On Wednesday morning, MassResistance’s national Organization Director Arthur Schaper got a knock on his apartment door (in suburban Los Angeles). Two FBI agents flashed their IDs, identified themselves as “special agents,” and started asking him questions:

“We're following up on leads from DC. We're just curious if you went to DC or if you knew anybody who had gone to DC, and if you'd be willing to talk to us about any of that.”

Arthur answered,

“I did not go to DC. But honestly, I think this is a massive abuse of power which you guys are doing. It’s disgusting. I want to have a lawyer with me before I talk to you. You guys are violating the Constitution.”

Arthur asked them how they got into his apartment building, since only residents have keys to the complex. They said, “We're not going to talk to you about that.” Arthur told them to “GET OUT!” They stared at him again, then turned around and left.

Afterwards, Arthur asked the management of his apartment building how the FBI got inside. They told them they have no idea, but the police and 911 responders have a code to get in for emergencies. Arthur asked someone who works with the local police department about that. He was told that the FBI would likely not go through the bureaucratic process of getting the code. They probably just waited for a resident to open the main door, and just followed that person in. In other words, they probably trespassed.

What happens after this? Is more to come from the FBI?

Later that day, MassResistance president Brian Camenker called the FBI offices in Los Angeles and Boston (where the MassResistance headquarters is located). He asked them for answers: What is this all about? What are they investigating? Who else are they going to be "visiting"? They wouldn’t give him any direct answers. Camenker told them that if they need to talk with us again, they should contact us and we’ll come to their office with our legal counsel. They said they’d pass the word on.

Final thoughts

It’s certainly frightening that the Biden administration has militarized the FBI and much of the federal government against conservative Americans. But as free people, we must stand up to it. We cannot back down or be intimidated.

We have actually heard conservatives say, “If I’ve done nothing wrong, I have no problem with the FBI coming to my house and asking questions.” That’s what General Flynn – and many others – have thought. But tyrants are skilled at manipulating what you might say. (Read The Gulag Archipelago for vivid descriptions of that.)

This is not the America we once knew. But we are doing our best to bring our country back.

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Is this next? FBI agents with weapons drawn charge through the front door of Trump ally Roger Stone's home at 6 am on Jan. 25, 2019.

Chicago Mayor Sued Over Refusal to See White Reporters

Chicago Mayor Sued Over Refusal to See White Reporters

BY RAVEN CLABOUGH

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/chicago-mayor-sued-over-refusal-to-see-white-reporters/;

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The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) has partnered with nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch to sue Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) after the mayor refused an interview with DCNF reporter Thomas Catenacci, who is white. Lightfoot recently made headlines after announcing that she would only grant interviews to “black and brown” reporters and is now being sued for discrimination and for violating Catenacci’s First and Fourteenth Amendment-protected rights.

Fox News reported in mid-May that Chicago journalists were claiming that Lightfoot was deciding who would be granted interviews based on the reporter’s race, accusations that Lightfoot later confirmed. Lightfoot defended her remarkably discriminatory actions by pointing to what she contends is the “overwhelming whiteness and maleness” of the press.

“In looking at the absence of diversity across the City Hall press corps and other newsrooms, sadly it does not appear that many of the media institutions in Chicago have caught on and truly have not embraced this moment,” Lightfoot wrote in a two-page letter to the media. “I have been struck since my first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically.”

“If I as the black woman mayor, the first-ever, don’t challenge us, the collective us, to do better, to really make sure that in every institution it reflects the diversity, nuance, and texture, then shame on me,” she continued.

“This isn’t my job. It shouldn’t be,” she added. “I don’t have time for it. But as with so many festering problems, it has only gotten worse with time. So here I am, like so many other Black women before me, having to call your attention to this problem.”

No, it certainly is not Lightfoot’s job to rage against “whiteness and maleness,” especially when her city is overwhelmed with crime and skyrocketing murder rates committed by and against “black and brown” individuals. Lightfoot’s constituents should be infuriated that the mayor has made the race of the press corps a priority when the city has become nearly unlivable for many people of color under her watch.

Lightfoot also took to Twitter to defend her policy.

“Diversity and inclusion is imperative across all institutions including media. In order to progress we must change,” she tweeted. “This is exactly why I’m being intentional about prioritizing media requests from POC reporters on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city.”

According to the DCNF lawsuit, Catenacci made several attempts to interview Lightfoot on Chicago’s efforts to vaccinate its citizens and other COVID-related topics following the mayor’s May 19 letter, but the mayor never responded.

“On May 20, 2021, Plaintiff Catenacci requested, by email, a one-on-one interview with Mayor Lightfoot,” reads the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. “Plaintiff Catenacci sent a follow-up email on May 21, 2021. He also sent a third email on May 24, 2021.”

“As of the date of this Complaint, Mayor Lightfoot’s office has not responded to Plaintiff Catenacci’s request nor has Mayor Lightfoot agreed to an interview with Plaintiff Catenacci,” the suit continues.

The lawsuit states that Lightfoot “is aware that Catenacci is ‘not a journalist of color’” and deliberately failed to respond to Catenacci’s requests as a result.

“Failing to respond in a timely manner” to the interview requests is akin to denial, the lawsuit contends.

“It’s absurd that an elected official believes she can discriminate on the basis of race,” DCNF Editor-in-Chief Ethan Barton said. “Mayor Lightfoot’s decision is clearly blocking press freedom through racial discrimination.”

Lightfoot’s policy has prompted criticism from all sides. Critics took to Twitter, with some noting that Lightfoot’s policy is likely meant to distract from her failure to address the city’s crime problem.

“Lori Lightfoot presided over an enormous increase in homicides, almost all of them in African American or Latino communities, and she’s hoping these PR stunts get liberal America to give her a pass for failing to save people’s lives,” journalist Zaid Jilani pointed out.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and contributing writer for the New Yorker magazine and the New York Times, made similar observations on Twitter, the Daily Mail reported.

“Such astonishing mastery of deflection and distraction … always hiding from her disastrous record of boldly upholding the status quo in Chicago,” Taylor, who also is a professor at Princeton University, tweeted.

Chicago Tribune journalist turned down a scheduled interview with the mayor in protest of the policy, The Hill reported.

“I am a Latino reporter @chicagotribune whose interview request was granted for today,” tweeted the Tribune’s City Hall reporter Gregory Pratt.

“However, I asked the mayor’s office to lift its condition on others and when they said no, we respectfully canceled. Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them,” Pratt added.

Carol Marin, co-director of the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul University in Chicago, also criticized the policy.

“It’s a very good lesson for our journalism students to learn,” Marin tweeted. “Public officials don’t get to pick their reporters. And reporters need to stand up for fellow reporters.”

Catenacci contends all journalists and Americans are affected by the mayor’s discriminatory actions and have a vested interest in the lawsuit.

“Every journalist and every person who consumes the news should be concerned by Mayor Lightfoot’s actions,” he said in the news release. “This affects everyone. I look forward to holding the mayor accountable.”

Biden’s ATF Nominee David Chipman to Ban All “Assault-type” Weapons

Biden’s ATF Nominee David Chipman to Ban All “Assault-type” Weapons

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/bidens-atf-nominee-david-chipman-to-ban-all-assault-type-weapons/;

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During a Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pressed Biden pick, David Chipman, who is poised to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), to explain his position on banning the popular semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. Asked Cruz, “The AR-15 is one of if not the most popular rifles in America. It’s not a machine gun, it’s a rifle. Your public opinion is that you want to ban AR-15s. Is that correct?”

Chipman was crystal clear: “With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban.”

He then expanded on his remark, calling the rifle “particularly lethal”:

The AR-15 is a gun I was issued on ATF’s S.W.A.T. team and it’s a particularly lethal weapon, and regulating it as other particularly lethal weapons, I have advocated for.

This was the first among many lies, distortions, and prevarications that punctuated the nominee’s responses to intense probing and questions by Republican senators. The lie: the firearm Chipman was issued was no doubt a fully automatic weapon, capable of firing many rounds rapidly with a single press of the trigger. This is a far cry from popular AR-15s now owned by an estimated 20 million law-abiding American citizens.

The second statement — that the AR-15 is a “particularly lethal weapon” — is even more chilling: it suggests that the mere ownership of the firearm provides sufficient proof that its owner is intent on committing mayhem and, it would follow, he should be banned for owning the weapon.

Chipman prevaricated when asked by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to define an “assault weapon”: “An assault weapon would be … what Congress defines it as,” trying to avoid the question.

Cotton pressed Chipman: “Can you tell me what is an assault weapon? How would you define it if you were the head of the ATF?” Chipman finally came up with an answer: “any semi-automatic rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine above the caliber of .22, which would include the .223 which is largely, you know, the AR-15 round.”

Cotton leaped at his response: “I’m amazed … that might be the definition of an assault weapon … that would basically cover every single modern sporting rifle in America today!”

Cotton missed an opportunity: under Chipman’s definition nearly every semi-automatic weapon — rifles and handguns — would be banned if the nominee had his way. That would include the 9mm, 40 caliber, and popular .45 calibers for which most handguns are chambered to accept.

Senator Cotton was just getting warmed up:

On March 25, Politico reported that Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, applied for a handgun that was later thrown in the trash and had to be recovered by Secret Service agents in 2018. Politico reported that Hunter Biden completed this background check and answered “no” to the question of whether he was an unlawful user or addicted to any drug.

Hunter Biden has since published a book and gone on a nation-wide book tour conducting numerous interviews stating that he was, in fact, very much addicted to drugs at the same time that he purchased this firearm. This would mean that by his own admission Hunter Biden lied on that form, and by your earlier testimony, committed a serious felony.

Should Hunter Biden be prosecuted for breaking the law?

Chipman’s effort to evade the question was revealing:

If I’m confirmed as ATF director, it will be my responsibility to enforce all federal laws without political favor. I do not know any factors in this particular case, but I am familiar with the press account of it.

His response was totally inadequate, and Cotton pressed Chipman again:

Can I get your commitment that if you are confirmed you will, in fact, look into this matter and refer it for prosecution if you find that Hunter Biden violated the law?

Chipman sidestepped the question once again:

I will ensure that all violations of law are investigated and referred to.

And then came the masterstroke that topped the lengthening list of Chipman’s double-speak prevarications:

I’m not sure that it has not been investigated.

For all intents and purposes, the confirmation was over and Chipman is history. Other senators peppered the nominee with questions about his comments that mocked new gun owners who have been setting records in acquiring firearms. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) summed them up: “It concerns me that you, as the nominee to be the director of the ATF, would have such a flippant and, if I may say so, utterly condescending attitude toward first-time gun owners in this country. Why would you choose to insult so many of your fellow Americans with a statement like this based on the fact that they purchased a gun?”

Other senators quizzed the nominee about his comments following the ATF’s attack on the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, in 1993. Chipman said: “Cult members used two .50 caliber [automatic weapons] to shoot down two Texas National Guard helicopters.”

Again, the nominee waffled:

I could have done a better job be describing them as being “forced down” because of the gunfire, as opposed to shot down, which might have left the impression that they were blown out of the sky, which they were not.

I regret that confusion.

Chipman was one of the chief investigators into the Waco incident and so had to know his statement was a canard. It was only under public pressure brought by the senators that he even came close to apologizing, calling it a “confusion” that he “regrets.”

Chipman lied when he was pressed by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas): “Is a law-abiding gun owner a threat to public safety, in your view?”

Chipman revealed his anti-gun, and anti-gun owner, ideology:

Thank you for that question, senator. If the term “law-abiding” means someone has lawfully possessed a gun, there are often occasions that that person then goes on to commit a violent crime.

Wrong. Very few of the horrific mass shootings Americans have witnessed and suffered involve a rifle; the vast majority involve handguns. Semi-automatic rifles are almost never involved.

Aidan Johnston, spokesman for Gun Owners of America (GOA), summed up Chipman’s performance:

Today clearly showed that David Chipman is too radical to lead an agency that should not exist in the first place. The tyrannical gun control advocated by Chipman will be totally ineffective to stop criminals.

That “tyrannical gun control” refers to the bill offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in March. The proposed bill would ban more than 200 firearms, including the AR-15, the AK-47, and Uzi models.

But this bill has little chance of passage. Only 35 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored it, and it will take 60 votes for passage. A similar bill offered by anti-gun/anti-gun owner senators in 2013 received only 40 votes.

Chipman’s dismal performance could have lasting and favorable implications for worried gun owners. If he is confirmed, every gun owner in the country will know that the government has now officially declared war on his right to purchase, own, and use firearms, and they will remember come election time in November 2022. And they will continue to purchase them in record numbers.

If Chipman isn’t confirmed, the next in line to be nominated by Biden to head the ATF will face the same sharp questioning, providing Americans with still another opportunity to appreciate the lengths to which the Biden administration is prepared to go in its attempt to disarm them.

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China Rejects “Lab Leak” Theory, Suggests America Developed COVID in Its Secret Labs

China Rejects “Lab Leak” Theory, Suggests America Developed COVID in Its Secret Labs

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SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/china-rejects-lab-leak-theory-suggests-america-developed-covid-in-its-secret-labs/;

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Beijing has responded to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday announcement of a probe into COVID-19 origins by denouncing the “lab leak” hypothesis as a conspiracy theory and urging an investigation into secret U.S. bio-labs around the world.

On Thursday, the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. released a statement on the origin tracing of COVID-19, saying:

“Lately, some people have played the old trick of political hype on the origin tracing of COVID-19 in the world. Smear campaign and blame shifting are making a comeback, and the conspiracy theory of ‘lab leak’ is resurfacing.”

Without naming names, the statement implies that “some political forces have been fixated on political manipulation and blame game, while ignoring their people’s urgent need to fight the pandemic and the international demand for cooperation on this front,” something that has “caused a tragic loss of many lives.”

China is calling for international cooperation to trace the origins of Covid-19 “on the basis of respecting facts and science, with a view of better coping with unexpected epidemics in the future,” the statement said. Politicizing the probe will make it “hard to find the origin of the virus” but also “seriously hamper international cooperation on the pandemic.”

Out of a sense of responsibility towards the health of mankind,” Beijing supports “a comprehensive study of all early cases of [COVID]-19 found worldwide and a thorough investigation into some secretive bases and biological laboratories all over the world,” the embassy said, which will be “full, transparent and evidence-based, and shall get to the bottom to make everything clear.”

While it’s become conventional wisdom in the United States to believe that the novel coronavirus first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019 — with the only mystery being whether it was transmitted from animals to humans via the city’s filthy wet market or escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) lab — China has rejected both theories.

At a press conference in March 2020, Lijian Zhao, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry instead voiced his suspicion that it actually was the U.S. scientists who developed the virus. He claimed that the covert research took place in one of America's bioweapon laboratories and then was sent to China during the Wuhan military games in October that year.

Pointing to a video of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield apparently admitting several deaths from COVID-19 before they were able to test for it, Zhao also tweeted that the United States “owes us explanation:”

It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan,” Zhao suggested, calling for the CDC — and the Americans in general — to be transparent” and share what they know about where and when “Patient Zero” was first diagnosed.

In the video, Redfield acknowledged that some cases of coronavirus were misclassified as influenza as the medics did not have an accurate test for the new epidemic at the time. He did not elaborate on when these misdiagnosed cases first appeared — saying only that “some cases have been diagnosed that way.”

Chinese officials repeatedly called the U.S. to follow China’s lead and invite the WHO experts to Fort Detrick, a U.S. Army Futures Command installation that is believed to conduct medical and biological experiments, along with the American “200-plus” overseas bio-labs, and disclose the detailed data and information on the outbreaks of respiratory disease in northern Virginia in July 2019 and the EVALI (E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury) outbreak in Wisconsin.

U.S. officials from both Trump and Biden administrations have condemned China’s effort to pin the blame for the pandemic on America as “false, baseless, and unscientific claims.” They assert that the Chinese government worked for more than a year to thwart an independent investigation into the origins of the deadly virus, and both administrations cast doubt on the manner in which a joint WHO-China report released was conducted in early 2021. The study states that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely.” Later, the WHO added to the confusion and suspicions, saying the report “was not extensive enough,” and that further investigation of the Wuhan lab is needed.

Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in January that U.S. officials had “reason to believe” that Wuhan lab staff contracted a virus that produced “symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses.”

The “lab leak” theory is gaining credibility among U.S. top federal officials. Naturally, the question about holding the entities responsible for the outbreak accountable is hanging in the air. As of today, the White House won’t say if China will be punished if the Wuhan “lab leak” is proven correct.

TV Anchor Exposes How Covid-19 News was Censored~The MSM does NOT want you to hear this!

Professional journalist Kristi Leigh of KristiLeighTV.com joins The Alex Jones Show to expose how the MSM censored medical information at a time the public needed it the most.

SEE: https://www.youtube.com/c/KristiLeighTV/featured

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Biden Admin. SHUT DOWN Investigation Into Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

The probe was initiated under President Trump to determine origin of the outbreak

BY STEVE WATSON 

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/report-biden-admin-shut-down-investigation-into-wuhan-lab-leak-theory/;

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

As the evidence piles up pointing toward a Wuhan lab leak being the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, and as it becoming accepted as a mainstream credible likelihood, it has emerged that Joe Biden’s administration SHUT DOWN an investigation into the theory that was initiated under President Trump.

The probe was opened by the State Department under former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has long maintained that the lab leak needs to be looked at in more depth.

CNN (of all outlets) reports that the main thrust of the investigation was to examine China’s biological weapons program, and determine if it had a “greater role in the pandemic’s origin in Wuhan.”

The report notes that “Officials involved in the effort relied on scientific research as well as public and classified information to probe the lab leak theory, including looking into any possible connection between the virus and the Chinese government’s biological weapons program.”

It continues, “The US government has said that it believes China maintained an offensive biological weapons program even after joining the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in 1984. China refutes this.” 

However, before it properly got off the ground, the probe was shut down by Biden officials, who claimed that there were too many concerns about the quality of the evidence.

As we reported Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that evidence pointing to a Chinese lab leak causing the coronavirus pandemic does not constitute “enough data and information to jump to a conclusion,” and indicated that the US will not conduct its own investigation.

Instead, the Biden administration has thrown its weight behind the World Health Organisation, despite the fact that the health body previously complained that it had ‘not been invited’ by China to investigate the outbreak, and has continually been criticized for propping up Communist Party talking points.

In addition, after spending months trying to negotiate a visit, WHO officials largely absolved China of blame for the outbreak after visiting the virus lab in Wuhan for just 3 hours.

Pompeo himself expressed his disgust this week at witnessing government scientists over the past year dismissing the possibility of COVID-19 originating from a lab “when they surely must have seen the same information that I had seen.”

“That includes, certainly, Dr. Fauci as well,” Pompeo noted:

President Trump also issued a statement Tuesday, noting that he was “right” about the lab leak theory:

 

 

 

This week a previously unseen US intelligence report revealed that at least three researchers working at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where coronavirus experiments were being conducted, were hospitalized in mid-November 2019 with symptoms matching those of COVID.

It adds to the mountains of evidence pointing to the lab leak that has been accumulating for over a year, with prominent scientists and intelligence figures lending their weight to the notion.

With numerous official entities now being forced to backtrack and acknowledge that the lab leak origin is a real possibility, media outlets and fact-checkers are scrambling to reverse previous statements on the issue.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Cancels Agreement to Arrest Illegal-alien Criminals

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Cancels Agreement to Arrest Illegal-alien Criminals

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/dhs-secretary-mayorkas-cancels-agreement-to-arrest-illegal-alien-criminals/;

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

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has ended his department’s 287(g) agreement with Bristol County, Massachusetts. The program trained county law-enforcement personnel how to identify illegal-alien criminals and helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement deport them.

An open-borders subversive born in Red Cuba, Mayorkas acted three months to the day after a letter from Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other leftist elected officials suggested the move.

Result: Bristol County cops will identify fewer illegal-alien rapists and murderers.

That means fewer violent predators will be deported. So Mayorkas, Warren, and the rest of the subversive gang now running the country will be directly responsible for the crimes these offenders commit.

Free the Criminals

Reporting the news yesterday, Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies disclosed just how important the 287(g) program is to protect Americans from illegal-alien thugs.

“In fiscal year 2020, state and local law enforcement trained under 287(g) encountered approximately 920 aliens convicted for assault, 1,261 convicted for dangerous drugs, 104 convicted for sex offenses/assaults, 377 convicted for obstructing police, 190 convicted for weapon offenses, and 37 convicted for homicide, to name a few crimes,” he reported.

And “as of May 2021, ICE has 287(g) agreements with 71 law enforcement agencies in 21 states. ICE has an additional 76 agreements in 11 states based on a more narrowly-focused version of the program.”

That was irrelevant to Senator Warren and her pals. They were more concerned that the Bristol County sheriff’s deputies roughed up the aggressors in detention.

More concerned about the thugs than the crimes they committed — and what the thugs would have done to Americans if left on the street — the Warren cohort demanded that Mayorkas cancel the program:

On May 1, 2020, there was a violent altercation between Sheriff’s Office personnel and detainees. The incident followed detainees’ expression of concerns about contracting COVID-19 in the facility.

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office conducted an investigation of the May 1 incident and made a number of concerning findings including that the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office “violated the civil rights of the detainees on May 1 by using excessive force against the ICE B detainees.…

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office recommended that “DHS should terminate its IGSA and 287(g) agreement with the” Bristol County Sheriff’s Office. We agree, and we ask you to implement this recommendation without delay.

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Canadian Church Ordered to Close, Congregation Meets Outside~FINED A HUGE AMOUNT THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO PAY

Canadian Church Ordered to Close, Congregation Meets Outside

Aylmer Police Chief recently attacked Pastor Hildebrandt publicly, yet refuses to engage nor direct his officers to follow their oath to the Constitution of Canada.

BY STEVE BYAS

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/canadian-church-ordered-to-close-congregation-meets-outside/;

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

Fear of COVID has led to multiple violations of civil liberties in the United States, and also in other nations. In Canada, Ontario Superior Court Justice Bruce Thomas ordered congregants out of the Aylmer Church of God building during church services, and last Friday, new locks were placed on the exterior doors. Additionally, Thomas fined the church $117,000 — a figure above what the church has the ability to pay.

But then Sunday morning, a large crowd assembled outside the building and listened to the church’s pastor, Henry Hildebrandt, preach his sermon on a loudspeaker. Fortunately, the weather was pleasant as Hildebrandt addressed the circumstances that had forced the church to meet outside.

This is an important point. While it is popular to refer to the building as “the church,” the word actually refers to the assembly itself. In the New Testament times, Christians did not meet in church buildings, as that would have made them targets of the government, but rather in private homes, outside, or in the catacombs — burial sites underneath the city.

Western civilization — of which the United States and Canada is a part — was largely built on the foundation of Christianity. And yet, this foundation is increasingly under attack from secularists who despise Christians and use various excuses to undermine religious liberty, or, in this case, public health concerns.

The media generally sides with the secularists against Christians and religious liberty in this country, in Canada, and in the United Kingdom. For example, the London Free Press’ coverage of the episode illustrates this bias against biblical Christianity: “Residents in this quaint town of 7,000 are reacting with relief after authorities padlocked the doors of the Church of God.”

One might note that it is highly unlikely that the entire town of 7,000 agrees with padlocking a church building, but that was the impression given in the article. The London Free Press quoted a resident, Renate Laidlaw, who said, “It should’ve been done a long time ago. It’s ridiculous. Our town is on the map because of these Church of God people.”

Apparently, this woman views the town’s reputation as of greater importance than individual liberty.

In an interview with Rebel Press, Pastor Hildebrandt said, “We are making a mockery out of our law system,” charging that Canadians are now under a “medical dictatorship” of unelected public health officials who have been invested with the power to trample on individual rights. He noted that these public health dictators offer no scientific evidence to support for their decrees.

Appealing to the Canadian Constitution, Hildebrandt explained that the Constitution “was created for the people, not the government.” While Canada has a bill of rights —the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, adopted in 1982 — and it gives lip service to the concept of freedom of religion, it has loopholes that sound much like the words of President Joe Biden. Biden, it might be recalled, said that the freedoms protected in the U.S. Bill of Rights are “not absolute.”

Hildebrandt also charged that the media were “little puppies” for the government, which sounds much like the U.S. media (except when someone such as President Donald Trump is in office who opposes their secular-progressive agenda).

While it is true that congregations such as Pastor Hildebrandt’s can meet outdoors (especially when it is a beautiful spring day, as it was in Aylmer, Ontario, this past Sunday), this is impractical during rainstorms, bitterly cold days (quite common in Canada during the winter), or exceptionally hot days. And when governments are run by those who despise the church and its message, they are going to do what they can to prevent that message from getting out, including making a congregation meet outdoors. While devoted followers might still meet in a driving rainstorm, they are unlikely to attract non-church members — people they are trying to reach with the Gospel.

Ridiculous fines, such as the six-figure fine imposed by Justice Thomas, are, as Hildebrandt explained to the reporter, an effort to intimidate. In the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, excessive fines are forbidden, but this has long been a provision that has been largely ignored in our country. In Canada, a country that historically has not been as devoted to liberty as the United States, such fines are more common.

In the biblical Book of Acts, the apostles were told by the governmental authorities not to preach in the name of Jesus, to which they responded, “Whether it be right in the sight of God, to obey you rather than God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20)

Americans should be alert to what is happening, not only in Canada, but in our own country. While many have meekly submitted to the whims of what Pastor Hildebrandt called “medical dictators,” during a pandemic, we must understand that such submission has set a precedent to close houses of worship.

What will be the next excuse?

 

School Superintendent: Critical Race Theory ‘Isn’t Optional Anymore’

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/05/21/school-superintendent-critical-race-theory-isnt-optional-anymore-n1448744;

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School districts across the country have pushed Marxist critical race theory, either by requiring teachers to take “anti-racism” trainings or by embracing the discredited “1619 Project” or by championing the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Learning for Justice” lessons. Yet rarely have superintendents blatantly stated that there is no room for dissent from the idea that America is institutionally racist.

Yet in a Zoom equity committee meeting on January 28, 2021, Dan Grotting, superintendent of the school district in Beaverton, Ore., suggested that if teachers disagree with the anti-racism movement inspired by critical race theory, they should look for work elsewhere.

“I do want the message to get out there that this [anti-racism training] isn’t optional anymore,” Grotting said in the meeting, The Daily Wire reported. “We’ve waited for the willing, and if you’re not willing then maybe this isn’t the right place for you to work” (emphasis added).

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“Maybe we can free up your future, because if we’re going to become an anti-racist school district, it can’t just be a few people, it needs to be everybody, to include our staff, our students, our community, eventually everyone,” the superintendent said.

This statement may violate teachers’ First Amendment protections, but Grotting’s remarks illustrate just how noxious and widespread this movement has become. Some on the Left equate any disagreement with “anti-racism” with actual racism.

The “anti-racism” movement traces back to Ibram X. Kendi’s book How To Be An Antiracist. Echoing critical race theory, Kendi claims that racial disparities are ipso facto proof of hidden racial bias or discrimination (regardless of civil rights laws explicitly forbidding such discrimination), and that people must choose sides. Those who support the status quo are “racist” while those who advocate for leftist race-based overhauls are “anti-racist.”

These ideas trace back to critical race theory (CRT), a Marxist attempt to upend society by claiming that America is systemically racist.

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York (CACAGNY) condemned CRT as a “hateful, divisive, manipulative fraud,” noting that CRT implies that Asians are “over-represented.”

“CRT is today’s Chinese Exclusion Act. CRT is the real ​hate crime​ against Asians” (emphasis original),” CACAGNY argued. “CRT appears in our workplaces under the cover of ​implicit bias/sensitivity​ ​training​. It infiltrates our schools pretending to be ​culturally/ethnically responsive​ ​pedagogy​, with curricula such as the New York Times’ ​1619 Project​ and Seattle’s ​ethnomathematics​.”

Even the Smithsonian briefly published a horrifying Marxist lesson on “whiteness” that “deconstructed” various aspects of American and Western culture, including capitalism, science, the nuclear family, and Christianity, as nefarious relics of white supremacy. The lesson also claimed that a work ethic, delayed gratification, being polite, and getting to meetings on time are aspects of the “whiteness” culture that must be deconstructed and rejected.

Marxist critical race theory inspired much of the destruction of the Black Lives Matter and antifa riots over the summer. While protesters rightly expressed outrage at the treatment of George Floyd, many of the protests devolved into looting, vandalism, and arson in which lawless thugs — acting in the name of fighting racism — destroyed black livesblack livelihoods, and black monuments.

The SPLC, a far-left organization best known for demonizing mainstream conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups” and listing them alongside the Ku Klux Klan, pushes critical race theory in schools across the country through its “Learning for Justice” program. As of 2018, the SPLC claimed that over 500,000 educators nationwide use its materials. The program, long known as “Teaching Tolerance,” has pushed transgenderism for kids as young as preschool. It has encouraged teachers to teach kids about “microaggressions” in first grade.

RecommendedThe SPLC’s Horrifying Plan for Your Children’s Schools

Critical race theory and “anti-racism” have made terrifying inroads in American society and in education, in particular. Parents, teachers, and citizens need to push back on this noxious ideology.

 

Health departments caught lying, covering up covid vaccine vascular damage and “acute anaphylactic reactions”

Image: Health departments caught lying, covering up covid vaccine vascular damage and “acute anaphylactic reactions”

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-05-19-health-departments-lying-covid-vaccine-vascular-reactions.html;

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(Natural News) According to the government, which apparently never lies, there is zero risk from Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” spike proteins causing any long-term problems inside the body. According to the Salk Institute, though, nothing could be further from the truth.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently put out a “fact” sheet about Chinese Virus injections that claims their spike proteins are “harmless.” Readers are left with the impression that there is no risk to getting jabbed because “science” says the injections are safe.

“Our immune systems recognize that this spike protein doesn’t belong in our bodies and makes antibodies to bind onto the protein, signaling our immune cells to attack,” it further claims.

“This is called an immune response. mRNA vaccines provide instructions for our immune system to make antibodies without ever having to risk the serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19 and passing it on to others.”

Sounds great, right? This is hardly accurate, though. A Salk Institute study found that this so-called “harmless” spike protein is directly responsible for causing the vascular damage that many Wuhan Flu shot recipients are suffering, resulting in conditions like stroke, heart attack, migraine, blood clots and other damage.

“Critically, all four covid vaccine brands currently in widespread use either inject patients with the spike protein or, via mRNA technology, instruct the patient’s own body to manufacture spike proteins and release them into their own blood,” warns Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

“This floods the patient’s body with the very spike protein that the Salk Institute has now identified as the smoking gun cause of vascular damage and related events (such as blood clots, which are killing many people who take the vaccines).”

You could suffer a deadly allergic reaction from Chinese Virus injection

Interestingly, CDPH also put out a “pre-vaccination checklist” that would seem to contradict its “fact sheet.” On the fourth page in the bubble sidebar, it is noted that healthcare professionals “should be familiar with identifying immediate-type allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis” resulting from injection.

It goes on to explain that healthcare professionals should familiarize themselves with how to competently treat allergic reactions “at the time of vaccine administration” – meaning the injections are not nearly as safe as is widely claimed.

“Appropriate medical treatment for severe allergic reactions must be immediately available in the event that an acute anaphylactic reaction occurs following administration of a COVID-19 vaccine,” it further states.

All of this points right back to the “harmless” spike proteins that if they fail to induce death immediately through anaphylactic shock will eventually tear apart the vascular system. So much for being “inert.”

“Put simply, it means the vaccines were designed to contain the very element that’s killing people,” the Health Ranger adds.

“The upshot of this research is that covid vaccines are inducing vascular disease and directly causing injuries and deaths stemming to blood clots and other vascular reactions. This is all caused by the spike protein that’s deliberately engineered into the vaccines.”

The Salk paper is the first, by the way, to explain how these spike proteins impact the body by binding to ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) receptors and inhibiting normal function of cellular mitochondria.

The establishment’s response to these findings is to claim that “vaccination-generated antibodies” protect against spike protein damage, thus making it not a threat. But the Salk Institute disagrees.

In some people, their immune systems may be strong enough to initially protect against immediate and obvious spike protein damage. But what happens later on down the road when they encounter other diseases and their immune systems become compromised?

More related news stories are available at ChemicalViolence.com.

Sources for this article include:

Portal.CT.gov

NaturalNews.com

Portal.CT.gov

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SEE ALSO: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-05-19-pfizer-covid-injection-alzheimers-neurodegenerative-disease.html

 

Vaccine Passports: Ticket to Orwellian Nightmare

Rumble — The Deep State's push to mandate vaccine passports for COVID would be a precursor to an Orwellian future of social control and worse, warns host Alex Newman in this episode of Behind The Deep State. After the passport, the same totalitarians want to inject people with microchips to prove their health status and much else. Communist China's totalitarian "social credit" score system looms large in the background. Nazi "papers please" ideology is also sparking alarm. The Great Reset-pushing World Economic Forum and the Rockefeller Foundation are at the forefront of peddling this, along with the Council on Foreign Relations, basically Deep State HQ in America. Humanity must resist.

Biden’s Priorities Questioned, As DHS Roots Out “Extremists” in Law Enforcement

Biden’s Priorities Questioned, As DHS Roots Out “Extremists” in Law Enforcement

ABOVE: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco /AP Images

BY RAVEN CLABOUGH

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/bidens-priorities-questioned-as-dhs-roots-out-extremists-in-law-enforcement/;

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The Biden administration continues to focus its attention on the January 6 protests at the U.S. Capitol instead of the crisis at the U.S. southern border and the violence of Black Lives Matter and Antifa increasingly jeopardizing the lives and livelihoods of Americans. Under the guise of rooting out “extremists,” opportunistic Democrats have been exploiting the January 6 protests to achieve their tyrannical agenda of punishing and silencing critics, particularly those in law enforcement.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a Request for Proposals earlier this year, offering $500,000 to fund research projects to determine how allegedly violent extremists are infiltrating police, the Western Journal reported on Sunday. The deadline for proposal submissions is May 18.

“The goal of this solicitation is to contribute to a comprehensive and extensive understanding of insider threats facing domestic law enforcement agencies,” the Request for Proposals (RFP) reads.

The RFP states the intent is to learn more about threats posed by the police.

“Reviewing and analyzing research from fields such as criminology, mental health, psychology, and sociology will help determine gaps in current knowledge and counter the threats posed by violent extremists and violent ideologies to United States LEAs and the public,” it said.

Moreover, DHS is seeking “recommendations for detecting, deterring, and mitigating the potential for insider threats facing domestic law enforcement agencies through infiltration by violent extremist organizations or lone actors.”

While claiming DHS will be mindful of civil rights and civil liberties, the RFP said it will transfer the findings of the research to federal, state, local, and private organizations “to enable education and awareness to reinforce a whole-of-society prevention architecture.”

“These prevention efforts will equip and empower local efforts — including peers, teachers, community leaders, and law enforcement — to minimize a threat as it evolves while enhancing emergency preparedness and response,” the RFP reads.

The $500,000 research project appears to be motivated by the largely peaceful protests that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

“Recent events, including the January 6th attacks on the U.S. Capitol, have highlighted that domestic violent extremism poses the most lethal and persistent terrorism-related threat to our country today,” said Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a memo last month. “As we work to safeguard the Nation and our values, we must be vigilant in our efforts to identify and combat domestic violent extremism within both the broader community and our own organization. Violent extremism has no place at DHS and we will work with urgency and focus to address it.”

But in reality, the project is the latest effort in a campaign by leftists to target law enforcement officers who fail to subscribe to leftist ideology.

In California, lawmakers have introduced a bill that proposed to remove police officers engaged in “hate speech” titled the “California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act (CLEAR Act),” which would “root out” police offers connected to “hate groups.”

State Assembly Member Ash Kalra (D-San Jose, Calif.), the sponsor of the bill, said the goal is to stop “the infiltration of extremists in our law enforcement agencies,” according to The Federalist.

Kalra claims the bill is necessary to prevent “the apparent cooperation, participation, and support of some law enforcement” in the January 6 protests at the Capitol, ignoring once more the role that leftist organizations played in orchestrating those events.

Predictably, the bill presents the potential for discrimination and free-speech violations, as well as privacy and confidentiality issues.

In addition to the Department of Homeland Security’s project, the Justice Department is reportedly conducting an internal review with the goal of weeding out “extremists” from federal law enforcement, NBC reported.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco “has met with the heads of all our law enforcement agencies to determine how we can carefully vet our own employees.”

As reported by U.S. News and World Report, the attorney general’s disclosure came in response to a question from Illinois Senator and Democratic Deputy Whip Dick Durbin about the arrest of a retired New York Police Department officer who engaged in violent behavior on January 6. It was during that same hearing that Garland described the efforts into the Capitol protests, noting there have been more than 400 arrests and more coming as authorities continue to pour over videos and other evidence.

“This investigation is not over,” he said. “We will pursue each lead until we’re confident that we will have reached the end.”

No such efforts have been made into the violent BLM and Antifa protests that pervaded most of 2020 and continued well into 2021.

Instead, Both Garland and Mayorkas astoundingly claim the greatest domestic threat facing the United States comes from “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists…who advocate for the superiority of the white race.” These assertions wholly ignore the years-long anti-white, anti-American violence driven by Black Lives Matter and Antifa groups.

Perhaps more importantly, this assertion ignores the crisis at the southern border and the unprecedented flow of illegal drugs as a result. In an interview with Fox & Friends last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott drew attention to the administration’s failure to address the threat at the border.

“On the national level with regard to the Border Patrol, they apprehended this last month — in the month of April, more than 170,000 people. That is a tenfold increase over the prior April where they apprehended about 17,000 people,” he said, citing data released by Customs and Border Protection. April was the second consecutive month in which border agents encountered more than 170,000 illegal immigrants, according to the data. This includes a growing number of unaccompanied children, many of which are victims of human trafficking, for which adequate homes are unavailable.

“We had almost [an] 800 percent increase April over April of the amount of fentanyl that has been apprehended by the Texas Department of Public Safety,” he added.

Cochise County Sheriff Mark J. Dannels told Border Report border agents are so tied up at processing centers that many such groups are getting away, their drugs reaching the streets of America’s heartland.

“We’ve had over 60,000 get-aways. These are people that are seen on Border Patrol cameras but have not been captured,” says Dannels, whose Southeastern Arizona county borders Mexico. “I don’t fault Border Patrol on that. I fault Congress and this administration because we must have a strong message when it comes to border security. But when you divert Border Patrol into immigration processing, childcare, administrative work, that opens up an opportunity for the cartels.”

But until the Biden administration completes its priority of rooting out “dissidents” in law enforcement, the border crisis and leftist violence will have to wait.

BREAKING: Calgary, CANADA police arrest Fairview Baptist Church pastor Tim Stephens

Calgary police have arrested Pastor Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church. Pastor Tim was taken away by a group of officers following services at the church. FULL REPORT: https://rebelne.ws/3eREqLH

COVID Tyranny: Police Tackle and Arrest Man Reading German Constitution in Public

Police violently tackled a man who dared to read the Grundgesetz, the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Postplatz, a town square of Dresden last month.

Source: https://eingeschenkt.tv/dresden-du-sollst-nicht-laut-das-grundgesetz-vorlesen/

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/covid-tyranny-police-tackle-and-arrest-man-reading-german-constitution-in-public/;

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Sascha Wolff was tackled without warning or provocation by several police officers

Police violently tackled a man who dared to read the Grundgesetz, the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany last month. The man identified as Sascha Wolff was arrested in the Postplatz, a town square in Dresden, for taking part in an event police perceived to be similar to a meeting.

As translated from a local source: “That doesn’t work, say the police. Because it’s like a meeting – and it’s forbidden!”

A portion of the video, translated exclusively at RAIR Foundation USA, reveals that the man was seemingly tackled without warning or provocation by several police officers as he attempted to get on his bicycle.

One German article explains (translated):

The Merkel’s government’s massive tightening plans are causing outrage all over Germany, but people are taking to the streets to protest peacefully, including in Dresden, the capital of the traditionally resistant Saxons. The police arrived there with a large number. In the city center they tore down a gentleman who was reading aloud from the Basic Law out of concern for fundamental rights.

Watch:

 

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation!

Article 30. —Strength in unity! —The demand. It’s our last.

Article 36: The fundamental rights enshrined in this Constitution are binding on legislation, executive power and jurisprudence as directly applicable law. 

—Yes!  

Article 37: Under no circumstances may the essential content of a fundamental right be affected.

Peace, freedom, no dictatorship! 

—Hey!

Your identification? —What are you doing? —You have eyes. —Stop badgering the poor guy.

You are cowards, all cowards. —Where’s the pocketknife. —Pocketknife. — S***!

Hello! Who are you? —Who am I?

I’m not saying a thing. Nothing. It’s going to keep going, man. Yep, it’s going to continue.

It’s only taken thirty years.

 

Read the following RAIR articles on coronavirus tyranny in Germany:

 

Space Force Officer Relieved of Duty for Attacking Marxism

Removed from command for writing book on “Marxist goal of conquest and the unmaking of the U.S. Military.”

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/05/biden-military-purges-critical-race-theory-critic-lloyd-billingsley/

BY BRYAN PRESTON

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/05/15/outrageous-space-force-unit-c-o-relieved-of-duty-for-criticizing-marxism-in-the-military-n1447237;

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Military.com reports that Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier has been relieved of his duties pending an investigation after he appeared on a podcast and criticized the rise of Marxism in the United States military.

Lohmeier served for 14 years in the U.S. Air Force before joining Space Force among its first officers and recruits. He has written and self-published a bookIrresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest and the Unmaking of the American Military. He appeared on a podcast, called Information Operation, to discuss the book on May 7. He was relieved of his duties as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado on Friday, May 14, by order of Lt. Gen. Steven Whiting. Public affairs made it clear that his comments are the reason his job now hangs in the balance.

“This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” a Space Force spokesperson said in an email. “Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.”

Lohmeier’s temporary assignment in the wake of his removal was not immediately clear.

As an active duty military member, Lohmeier retains the freedom of speech on his own time. He may publish books. Books authored by military members may or may not be subject to review by the military depending on their content. He told Military.com that the military was aware he was publishing this book.

“I was apprised of the option to have my book reviewed at the Pentagon’s prepublication and security review prior to release, but was also informed that it was not required,” Lohmeier told Military.com in an email.

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In the book and podcast, Lohmeier questions critical race theory.

Lohmeier told Wood, the podcast host, that the beginning chapters of his book explore the history and foundation of the United States and how critical race theory — a study of how race and racism impact or are impacted by social and economic power structures and institutions — plays a role.

“The diversity, inclusion and equity industry and the trainings we are receiving in the military … is rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism,” Lohmeier said, adding [that] it should be seen as a warning sign.

In the segment, Lohmeier said his book is not political, and is meant to alert readers to the increasing politicization of today’s armed forces, some of which he said he’d seen or experienced firsthand.

Irresistible Revoltion has debuted in a strong position and as of this writing, it is #2 and #3 in military policy on Amazon, despite the fact that within hours of Lohmeier being relieved of his command, the book was no longer searchable on the publishing giant’s website. Only a direct link to the book’s page works at this time. It is available at Barnes & Nobles and other online booksellers such as Hudson and AbeBooks.

“All my interactions with senior leaders in the Air Force and in the Space Force have been very positive; they care a great deal about their people [and] the lethality of the force,” Lohmeier said during the 34-minute interview.

However, leaders may be afraid [that] if they don’t get on board with diversity training, they will face scrutiny, “or might not get promoted,” he said, adding that liberal ideas are welcomed whereas ideas from more conservative voices are criticized or silenced.

The subject of a “woke” military has come up repeatedly in the first few months of the Biden administration. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the Navy to conduct a service-wide stand-down in February to address what the Biden administration deems “radicalism” within the ranks. The training to which the Navy subjected sailors during the stand-down was overtly political and partisan, according to sailors who spoke out against it.

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The training we received this month was rushed through in the wake of the Washington, D.C., riot. The course, which was given in a PowerPoint deck, included a slide defining “extremism.” One would expect a broad, catch-all phrase that makes it clear that any radical activity undermining our nation or promoting criminal activity would not be tolerable.

But that would be wrong. Extremism was narrowly defined as “supremacist” beliefs only. That’s it. Nothing else. Nothing about anarchism, nothing about any group that might be found on the left. Everyone in the room – of every race, incidentally – had a collective hush as the chilling effect of this clearly biased definition dawned on our team. As one person on our team put it, “Why does the DoD only care about one kind of extremism? Why do they refuse to talk about antifa? Why is it extremist to attack a Capitol police officer, but not extremist to attack a Portland police officer?”

Sailors even had to repeat the oath of office that they take when they first join the service. That oath calls on military members to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Marxism is a belief system that is utterly incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby recently used his position to attack Fox News host Tucker Carlson for expressing his views of recent changes to military policy, and the official Pentagon news website piled on with a poorly written, juvenile attack against Carlson claiming that Kirby “smote” Carlson. That story is still live on the Pentagon’s official news website. It claims that the U.S. military’s strength derives primarily from its “diversity,” not its commitment to defend America’s people and values, its unity, its training, its innovation, its tactics, its equipment, or the quality of members who choose to serve in the all-volunteer forces.

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Joe Biden never served in the military. He has been a politician for nearly 50 years. One of his sons did serve honorably but the other, Hunter Biden, had strings pulled to get him an officer position in the Navy. Hunter Biden wasted that opportunity, failed a cocaine test, and was booted from the military. The nature of his discharge has still not been disclosed.

Having served on active duty in the Air Force myself, nothing about the first months of the Biden administration disturbs me more than the politicization of the military. It’s extremely dangerous and unnecessary, and very likely to lead to toxic divisions within the ranks and a far less effective military just when China and other threats are rising around the world. It may also create more division between the American people and the men and women in the military.

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In Israeli Cities, Muslim Arab Mobs Continue to Cause Mayhem~FAKE NEWS SPREADS ANTI-ISRAEL PROPAGANDA, LIES, PARTIAL & ERRONEOUS STORIES

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BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/05/in-israeli-cities-muslim-arab-mobs-continue-to-cause-mayhem;

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

Israeli Arabs continue to cause mayhem in Arab-Jewish towns, though in Lod itself the Border Police have helped to bring some semblance, not of calm, for there can no longer be calm after what the marauding Arab mobs did to the homes, shops, synagogues of their Jewish neighbors — but order. A report on the latest developments in this struggle by Israeli authorities to suppress the mob violence in mixed cities is here: “Riots Intensify in Lod, Acre and Other Jewish-Arab Cities, as Rivlin Condemns ‘Brutal Assault on Shared Existence in Israel,’” by Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner, May 12, 2021:

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz asked 30 local authority heads from Arab society to help calm the tension and escalation of violence in Arab-Jewish towns which has erupted since Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel and air strikes were launched in Gaza by Israel.

The move came after Israel declared Lod, a city of both Arab and Jewish residents, a special state of emergency, following severe rioting in recent days by Arabs. The assailants were taking the streets of Lod, Acre, Ramle and other towns of mixed communities, setting fire to synagogues, shops and cars.

Despite the efforts to restore calm on the street and an overnight curfew imposed by police, violent riots continued on Wednesday night in Acre and Lod.

The sight of the pogrom in Lod and the disturbances across the country by an incited and bloodthirsty Arab mob, injuring people, damaging property and even attacking sacred Jewish spaces is unforgivable,” said Israel President Reuven Rivlin. “Tearing down the Israeli flag by Arab rioters and replacing it with the Palestinian flag is a brutal assault on shared existence in the State of Israel.”

“The silence of the Arab leadership about these disturbances is shameful, giving support to terrorism and rioting and encouraging the rupture of the society in which we live and in which we will continue to live once all this has passed. The Israeli government must pursue the rioters with a firm hand restore security and order while fighting terrorism from Gaza without compromise,” Rivlin added.

Only a single Arab MK, Esawi Frej, asked his fellow Arab leaders to speak out:

“I call on [the Joint List’s] Ahmad Tibi, Ayman Odeh along with Arab mayors: This is the test of your leadership. Don’t hide..”

But they did hide. Neither Ahmad Tibi, nor Ayman Odeh, nor any of the other Arab MKs or mayors, spoke out; Frej was alone. There were lower-level Arabs, some city councilmen in Lod, Acre, Haifa, Ramle, and Tel Aviv-Yafo, who, with their Jewish colleagues, signed a declaration calling for calm. And so far, that’s been the only response of leaders in the Israeli Arab community.

Even after President Rivlin made his appeal, the leaders of the Israeli Arabs have remained silent. It’s been quite a shock to many Israeli Jews, but it is surely better that they realize now what they are up against, rather than continue to assume the loyalty and goodwill of their Arab population.

Magen David paramedics were called to Acre central station to provide medical treatment to a 30-year-old man in critical condition with a head injury, who was hurt during the riots.

The Jewish man in critical condition is one of nearly a half-dozen Jews who so far have been seriously hurt by Arab rioters in Lod and Acre. One Arab man was also killed in Lod, shot in self-defense by a Jewish man whom he had been attacking. There are no other reports of Arabs being killed despite their continuing mob violence.

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu called the riots in Jewish-Arab integrated cities “intolerable.” Netanyahu on Wednesday [May 11] visited Acre to meet with the mayor, police and security officials, for a discussion and assessment of the situation, following the events in the city.

“We are in a fight on several fronts. Last night I went to Lod, another front of anarchy that was opened there. We also made decisions there and brought in forces and this afternoon here in Acre. We will continue the effort to stop the anarchy, restore governance to Israel’s cities with an iron fist if necessary, with all necessary force and with all necessary authority,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu said that he instructed border police forces from the West Bank to be transferred to assist the police in Lod, Acre and other places to help stop the wave of riots.

According to Walla, more than a dozen Arab and Jewish council members from the mixed cities of Lod, Acre, Haifa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, and Ramle have signed a declaration to help restore calm on the streets.

Commenting on the violent clashes between Jews and Arabs, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Meir Elran at the INSS said: “If the explosive situation continues or, God forbid, worsens, there will be very negative consequences for the fabric of life in Israel. Hence Israel’s national interest in achieving calm in rapid fashion, on this internal front as well, which likewise has an impact on the confrontation with the Palestinians and with Hamas.”

The marauding Arab mobs in Lod and the smaller groups of Arab attackers in Acre, Ramle, Haifa, Tel Aviiv-Yafo have forced the Israelis to carefully consider the problem of the enemy within. Once the current fighting is all over, Israel having delivered enough punishing blows so that Hamas will sue for a ceasefire, with calm restored to the Temple Mount, and Arab mobs inside Israel put down, the leaders of the IDF, the Shin Bet, the regular police, and the Border Police will have to study how to deal with this dangerous new front, of the Enemy Within. How many Arabs actually took part? How should those who were part of the mobs be handled — prison sentences, or is expulsion a possibility? Why was Lod the city most vulnerable to such mob violence? How should Israeli Arab leaders who refused even to call for calm, much less to condemn the rioters, be treated? Is there any way to repair the inter-communal damage, or will Israelis now have to permanently adjust to living among those who clearly wish them harm, and are just waiting for another opportunity to do so? In such circumstances, what can Israel now do to protect its Jewish citizens from their Arab neighbors? If the Bidenites thought that Israel could be persuaded to return to the “pre-1967 lines” (1949 armistice lines) as a basis for negotiations, that possibility has now gone up in smoke, like the shops and homes and synagogues in Lod.

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BY ANDREW HARROD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/05/profs-ramadan-rant-an-islamophobe-behind-every-bush;

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

Long Island University political science associate professor Dahlia Fahmy stated her goal of “breaking the Islamophobia industry” in the April 24 webinar, “Islamophobia & the American Muslim Community.” Her reiteration of hackneyed distortions under the contrived term of “Islamophobia” took center stage at this American Muslim Institution (AMI) event for the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

AMI executive director Shahid Rahman introduced the panel by claiming that during Ramadan “we have seen our Muslim-American community live up to their reputation as the most charitable of people.” Yet a 2019 Philanthropy Roundtable study found that “Mormons are the most generous Americans . . . Evangelical Christians are next. Then come mainline Protestants.  Catholics lag both.” Muslim scholars who studied Muslim-American philanthropy in 2018 found that “U.S. Muslim giving to religious causes and institutions is far behind that of other U.S. religious groups.”

Among other reasons, these Muslim academics noted under one heading that “U.S. Muslims Are Relatively Less Affluent.”  Among the “poorest of the poor in America, comparatively speaking, the larger percentage of them are Muslims.” Irrespective of means, charity among Muslims also raises doctrinal disputes within Islam over whether Muslims should aid non-Muslims.

By contrast, Fahmy strove to present Muslim-Americans as model citizens, with reference to statistical claims such as Muslim women are America’s second-highest educated religious minority group. Thus “Muslim Americans are productive, educated, and civic-minded individuals.” She ignored that America’s prison population is disproportionately Muslim.

“The more you understand the Quran, the more pro-justice you are,” Fahmy said, citing her former Princeton University adviser in a proposition that would astonish victims of Islamic sharia oppression throughout history. Overlooking Islam’s traditional division of the world into Dar al-Harb (house of war, or non-Islamic lands) and Dar al-Islam (house of Islam, the lands Muslims have conquered), she claimed that the Muslim “ummah is one body, and when one part of the body hurts, the entirety of humanity suffers.” Therefore, she added, people should “think about Muslim issues as being human issues.”

For Fahmy’s Muslim social justice warriors, “Muslim issues are healthcare, ensuring that the poor are taken care of, that the hungry are fed, that there is equal access to education.” Seemingly leftist Muslims should be “going into the inner cities, breaking the boundaries of privilege, and saying that we can’t fight for Muslim rights until we fight for the rights of all,” she said. She praised a “positive correlation between Muslims being engaged in their local mosque and Muslims being civically engaged as Americans.” Yet her defense of radical, antisemitic Representative Ilhan Omar, who she asserted “has endured a campaign of hate and defamation,” exposed her desire to whitewash such Muslim activism.

“Islamophobia is defined as the unfounded or irrational fear towards Islam and Muslims,” Fahmy stated, but her accusations of anti-Muslim bigotry themselves are largely unfounded. She cited several incidents from 2015, including the “arrest of young people with nothing other than, for example, a boy with a clock.” This “Clock Boy,” a fourteen-year-old Muslim high school student in Irving, Texas, triggered a security scare at his school by bringing in a science project that closely resembled a bomb. His family launched a series of lawsuits in response, the last of which a court dismissed “with prejudice” in 2018 while denying “all relief by plaintiff.”

Fahmy also condemned what she called the “execution-style murder of three young people in [Chapel Hill] North Carolina,” but a disturbed anti-religious, leftist man murdered these three Muslims over a parking dispute, not “Islamophobia.” She cited arson at a Houston Islamic school, but the alcoholic homeless man with a criminal record who was convicted said that the school’s destruction was an accident caused by a fire he started to keep warm on a cold night. She also noted a stabbing attack against an Arab-American in Brooklyn, but one of the two Asian-Americans brothers who perpetrated the stabbings was later found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Given that activists such as Fahmy fail to adhere to a consistent definition of “Islamophobia,” it is unsurprising that her fellow Americans do not share her twisted outrage. She paraphrased President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, in which he said the “United States is a nation that will not tolerate antisemitism” to standing congressional applause. “But in his next breath he said that the United States is also a country that will stand against rising Islamophobia and much of the chamber remained silent, but we as Muslims heard this loud and clear,” she added.

Fahmy also denounced political “language that, for example, the United States is a Judeo-Christian nation, indicating that Islam has no presence here or that Muslims can’t be trusted.” This would, she claimed, “exclude Muslims from the definition of what it means to be American.” Yet JewsChristians, and others from myriad faiths and no faith at all have recognized that America’s moral character as a society respecting rights for all stems from its biblical heritage.

“Islamophobia” in Fahmy’s telling has a long history, as found, for example, in the 1921 book The Sheikh, which appeared the next year as a hit silent film starring Rudolph Valentino. Yet Muslims themselves have praised Washington Irving’s 1849 biography of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, contrary to Fahmy’s criticism of that work. She also did not explain in her condemnation of Mark Twain’s 1869 travelogue, Innocents Abroad, how it was inaccurate in its harsh description of the Ottoman Empire in places such as Palestine. Similarly, she offered no proof for her claims about the “Islamophobia industry,” which she complained is “well-funded,” and “unregulated,” as if the First Amendment is inapplicable to commentators on Islam.

Fahmy bemoaned survey results showing Americans’ negative impressions of Islam and Muslims, but her skewed, superficial sophistries simply reinforce the reasoning behind those impressions. Middle East studies academics like her do a disservice to Muslims concerned about bigotry by refusing to truthfully critique difficult issues within Islam. These range from what the late Harvard scholar Samuel P. Huntington called “Islam’s bloody borders” to the unwillingness of Muslim immigrants in the West to assimilate to their host cultures. True friendship and understanding can develop only with frank, truthful discussions of these and other problems – virtues sorely lacking in Fahmy’s warped presentation.

Andrew E. Harrod is a Campus Watch Fellow, freelance researcher, and writer who holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. He is a fellow with the Lawfare Project. Follow him on Twitter at @AEHarrod.

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Feds Caught Deleting Data to Make It Appear That “Climate Change” Causes Wildfires

Feds Caught Deleting Data to Make It Appear That “Climate Change” Causes Wildfires

BY MICHAEL TENNANT

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/feds-caught-deleting-data-to-suggest-that-climate-change-causes-wildfires/;

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

A federal agency has been caught tampering with historical wildfire data in an obvious effort to make wildfire prevalence and severity appear to be correlated with alleged global warming.

Created in 1965, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) maintains statistics on annual wildfire counts and the number of acres burned in those fires. Until recently, the NIFC posted on its website wildfire statistics for every year since 1926, as evidenced by this Internet Archive screen capture. However, the agency now only posts statistics from 1983 to the present. Why?

“The answer,” asserts climate realist Anthony Watts, “is simple; data prior to 1983 shows that U.S. wildfires were far worse both in frequency and total acreage burned. By disappearing all data prior to 1983, which just happens to be the lowest point in the dataset, now all of the sudden we get a positive slope of worsening wildfire aligning with increased global temperature, which is perfect for claiming ‘climate change is making wildfire[s] worse.

To prove his point, Watts created graphs from both the original data and the now-scrubbed data. The graph of the complete dataset shows that from the 1920s to the early 1980s, there were far more wildfires covering far more acreage than there have been since. The graph of the current NIFC dataset, on the other hand, suggests an increase in both statistics over time.

Another graph generated by Watts sheds further light on the complete dataset. The worst of the wildfires occurred during the 1930–1941 “Dust Bowl” era and again during the 1976–1978 drought in the West. Meanwhile, 1982–1983 saw a “super El Nino” that soaked the western states, causing 1983 to have the fewest and least-destructive wildfires on record. After that, wildfire and acreage counts naturally increased, but thus far they have seldom approached most of the pre-1983 counts and have been far below the counts from the peak years of that era.

Watts traces the history of the NIFC’s public statements on the pre-1983 data and finds a curious pattern: Since Watts’ publicization of the data’s death blow to the claim that “global warming” causes wildfires, the NIFC has cast increasing doubt on the reliability of the older data to the point that it now claims said data is so bad it cannot be posted publicly.

When the NIFC, in 2011, initially posted the wildfire data on its website, it added this relatively benign caveat: “Figures prior to 1983 may be revised as NICC [National Interagency Coordination Center] verifies historical data.”

In December 2017, Watts republished an article citing the NIFC data as part of its justification for doubting that “climate change” was the cause of wildfires in California.

By the following March, NIFC had become considerably less confident that its pre-1983 data was accurate, replacing the previous caveat with:

The National Interagency Coordination Center at NIFC compiles annual wildland fire statistics for federal and state agencies. This information is provided through Situation Reports, which have been in use for several decades. Prior to 1983, sources of these figures are not known, or cannot be confirmed, and were not derived from the current situation reporting process. As a result the figures prior to 1983 should not be compared to later data.

Today, the NIFC only posts data from 1983 and later, saying, “Prior to 1983, the federal wildland fire agencies did not track official wildfire data using current reporting processes. As a result, there is no official data prior to 1983 posted on this site.”

Watts isn’t buying it. The deleted data, he observes, “has been trusted for decades in almost every news story about any wildfire that ever occurred in the U.S.”

“NIFC … is essentially labeling every firefighter, every fire captain, every forester, and every smoke jumper who has fought wildfires for decades as being untrustworthy in their assessment and measurement of this critical, yet very simple fire data,” he declares.

Why would the agency do this? Watts’ conclusion is fairly inescapable: “It seems to me that NIFC very likely caved to pressure from climate activists to disappear this inconvenient data. By erasing the past data, NIFC has become untrustworthy. This erasure is not just unscientific, it’s dishonest and possibly fraudulent.”

 

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