What Could Go Wrong? Biden’s Handlers Allow Members of a Foreign Terrorist Organization from Iran to Enter the U.S.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/06/25/what-could-go-wrong-bidens-handlers-allow-members-of-a-foreign-terrorist-organization-to-enter-the-u-s-n1607989;

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Fifty people on the terror watch list have been apprehended at the Southern border so far this year, and there is no telling how many got across without being caught. And now Old Joe Biden’s handlers have opened up a new way for terrorists to get into the United States: Iran International English reported late Friday that “the Biden admin has decided to lift a controversial ban on the entry into US of Iranian men who’d been conscripted into IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, as part of their compulsory military service, as they don’t ‘pose a national security or public safety risk.’” The IRGC is Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which the Trump administration designated a terrorist organization in 2019. In their avidity to roll back every last thing that Trump did, Biden’s handlers are once again actively endangering Americans.

This decision to allow certain IRGC members into the country is a compromise move designed to get the Iran nuclear deal negotiations moving again. Those negotiations were galloping forward, with the Biden team bent on appeasement and the Iranians getting all they wanted and then some. But then the Iranians, dizzy with success, got a little greedy and demanded that as a condition of the deal, the United States remove the Foreign Terrorist Organization designation from the IRGC. In a stunning and inexplicable development after an unbroken record of appeasement, the Biden team balked, and the negotiations stalled. Now, the United States is trying to get them going by allowing low-level IRGC members into the country while maintaining the terrorist designation.

This is, unsurprisingly, unwise. The IRGC was designated a terrorist organization with good reason. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid issued a joint statement on March 18, declaring that the IRGC is “a terrorist organization that has murdered thousands of people, including Americans. We refuse to believe that the United States would remove its designation as a terrorist organization.” You refuse to believe that the United States would do such a thing? Gentlemen, Joe Biden is in the Oval Office.

Lapid and Bennett also noted that the IRGC “directs and instructs Hezbollah in Lebanon, Islamic Jihad in Gaza, the Houthis in Yemen and militias in Iraq, and that the body is responsible for attacks against American civilians and American forces throughout the Middle East, including in the past year.” They added, “They kill Jews because they are Jews, Christians because they are Christians, and Muslims because they refuse to surrender to them.”

Iran International added that “Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of State, in consultation with US Attorney General, concluded that the ban shall not apply with respect to an individual who provided insignificant or limited material support to an FTO (like IRGC) under routine social transactions.” So you see, all is well. Biden’s handlers are only allowing in IRGC members who were “conscripted” into the organization, and who didn’t help it all that much. So what could possibly go wrong?

Related: As Biden Pursues Nuke Deal, Iran Plots to Assassinate Top American Officials

Plenty. The fact that a man was forced into an organization doesn’t automatically mean that he dissents from its agenda and goals, and the fact that he provided it only “insignificant” support in the past is no indication of what he might do in the future. To prevent actual jihad terrorists from entering the country, American officials would have to question IRGC members closely and intelligently, with full awareness of the nature and activities of the IRGC itself, and a full and honest understanding of Islamic jihad in general, uninfluenced by political correctness and wokeness. How likely is it that American officials in the Biden administration, which doesn’t acknowledge that there is such a thing as Islamic jihad at all and insists that Islam is a religion of peace, will be capable of carrying out such questioning? About nil.

The hostility of the Iranian regime to the United States is abundantly established. Under this new arrangement, what would prevent the mullahs from sending IRGC terrorists into the country? They would, of course, be carefully vetted on the Iranian side, so as to ensure that they had been conscripted into the organization and had previously provided it with only “insignificant” support.

Those who assume that the mullahs would never do that because they want the nuclear deal are naïve. Back in 2015, as Obama’s original nuke deal was being concluded, 192 members of Iran’s 290-seat parliament declared, “The martyr-nurturing nation of Iran is not at all prepared to abandon the slogan of ‘Death to America’ under the pretext of a nuclear agreement.” This slogan, they said, had “turned into the symbol of the Islamic republic and all struggling nations.”

This aggressive stance has not changed. Just days ago, the IRGC resumed its Obama-era practice of harassing U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz. And now Biden’s manifest weakness will only invite more Iranian aggression.

ANTISEMITISM AT GERMAN ART SHOW; CLEVELAND, OHIO MUSLIM “OFFICER OF THE YEAR” EXPOSED FOR JEW HATRED, PRAISING HITLER

Leading Art Show In Germany Displays Antisemitic Work

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/leading-art-show-in-germany-displays-antisemitic-work;

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For understandable reasons, the German government claims to be and sometimes is, acutely sensitive to displays, public or private, of antisemitism. Included in the internationally recognized definition of antisemitism is criticism leveled at Israel that is not leveled against any other country for similar behavior. And especially to be censured as antisemitic are the grotesque comparisons that are made between the IDF and the Nazis. Antisemitic exhibits were present at this year’s Documenta, held in Kassel, one of the two most important displays of contemporary art in the world (the other is the Venice Biennale). A report on this moral disaster is here: “Leading Contemporary Art Show Opens in Germany Amid Political Storm Over ‘Antisemitic’ Exhibits,” by Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, June 19, 2022:

The top official tasked with combating antisemitism in Germany has criticized a leading art show that was opened by the country’s president on Saturday for failing to deal with the accusations of antisemitism that have overshadowed its production.

Speaking to the German news outlet Bild am Sonntag, Felix Klein — the German federal commissioner for countering antisemitism — commented that the Documenta art festival, which opened this weekend in the city of Kassel, had failed to dispel the impression that some of the artworks now on display promote antisemitic tropes.

It wasn’t just that the Documenta organizers and some of its participants had ”failed to dispel the impression” that some of the artworks on display were antisemitic. This was no mere “impression,” but an absolutely clear manifestation, of antisemitism

Mounted every five years and regarded as the world’s leading contemporary art show alongside the Venice Biennale, the current edition of the Documenta festival has been curated by Ruangrupa, a collective of Indonesian artists which supports the ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) movement seeking to isolate Israel politically, culturally and economically. The Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, passed a motion in May 2019 that decried the BDS campaign as antisemitic and urged the government to regard organizations advocating Israel’s elimination, or a boycott of Israel, as ineligible for state funding.

Indonesia is a Muslim country and Indonesians are, unsurprisingly, anti-Israel. This is not a secret. Once it had been understood by the German government that the 2022 show would be organized by a collective of Indonesian artists, did no one in the political echelon worry about what kinds of “artists” and “art” those anti-Israel Indonesians might select to appear in the Documenta festival?

One of the artistic groups participating in the festival, the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, located in the West Bank city of Ramallah, has repeatedly expressed support for boycotts of artistic events in Israel. The center is named in honor of Khalil al-Sakakini, a Palestinian scholar who lived in Jerusalem prior to Israel’s creation in 1948 and was openly sympathetic to Nazi Germany.

It is the official policy of the German government to oppose BDS and to outlaw any attempts to promote it. But when it came to Documenta it was asleep at the wheel. When did it find out that one of the groups taking part in the festival – a very great honor, one proving most profitable, in the art world – was a Palestinian cultural center named after Khalil al-Sakakini, a prominent Arab scholar who had been a Nazi supporter during World War II. Sakakini believed that Nazi Germany could “liberate Palestine from the Jew.” He wrote that Adolf Hitler had opened the world’s eyes to Jewish world power and that Germany had stood up to the Jews and put them in their place. This is the man after whom that Palestinian “cultural center” was named, the same center now showing its “art” from June to September to millions of visitors expected at Documenta. It would have taken approximately one minute to learn all about the unsavory Sakakini, but no one in the German government bothered. No alarm bells, no curiosity, no worry about Indonesian sympathizers with antisemitic Palestinians choosing the exhibitors.

One of the artworks being exhibited at the show was produced by a Palestinian group calling itself “The Question of Funding.” A series produced by one of its artists, Mohammed Al Hawajiri, titled “Guernica Gaza,” depicts Israeli military operations in Hamas-controlled Gaza as akin to the bombing of the Spanish city of Guernica by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War — an atrocity that was famously rendered in the painting “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso.

The message [of this painting]: Israel’s army is what the Nazi air force was,” responded Leonard Kaminski of the German Antisemitism Research and Information Center (RIAS) in a post on Twitter. According to the widely-accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, “comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” are antisemitic.

The Nazis, testing their new planes in 1937, bombed the Basque town of Guernica, where there were only inoffensive civilians, killing or wounding one-third of its inhabitants. The Israeli military, on the other hand, does everything it can to avoid harming civilians. The IDF sends warnings to people in buildings that are soon to be targeted, by every means possible – telephoning, emailing, leafletting, and making use of the “knock-on-the-roof” technique. Given that Hamas always hides its weapons in or near civilian structures – houses, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals – it is hellishly difficult to avoid all civilian casualties, but Israel makes great efforts to minimize them, even if it means allowing some Hamas fighters to escape.

Another artwork made light of Palestinian terrorism against Israelis. A graphic assembled by the London-based artist Hamja Ashan shows the silhouette of a chicken on top of a machine gun, alongside the words Popular Front for the Liberation of Fried Chicken (PFLFC) — an allusion to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which gained notoriety for airplane hijackings and gun attacks against civilians during the 1960s and 1970s.

Various Palestinian terrorist groups — the PLO, the DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine), the Abu Nidal Organization, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the PFLP, and others less known, as well as Arab terrorists acting on their own. have killed 3,500 Israelis, and wounded 25,000, since the 1948 war. This unfunny graphic of the harmless “chicken” is meant to belittle and mock Israeli anguish over those deaths – see, the graphic says, the PFLP is about as threatening to Israel as a “chicken.” Those Zionists, always making a fuss over nothing. What fun.

In his interview with Bild, Klein [Felix Klein, the German federal commissioner for countering antisemitism] deemed that the allegations of antisemitism leveled at the Documenta festival could not be “credibly dispelled.”

Not “credibly dispelled” is bureaucratese for what should be expressed more forcefully: “the antisemitism in these displays at the Documenta festival is both obvious and nauseating.”

Added Klein: “I very much regret that, especially after the heated public discussion about this.”

In his Saturday address that opened the Documenta festival, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed discomfort at the persistent charges of antisemitism that dogged the show’s preparation, saying that a “boycott of Israel is tantamount to denying its right to exist.”

Steinmeier denounced BDS as “a strategy of exclusion and stigmatization that cannot be separated from antisemitism.” He added that he regretted that the dispute could not be resolved through “a direct discussion between the representatives of the Global South [since when did Muslim states come to represent “the Global South”?], the Jewish community in Germany and Israel.”

By showing up to deliver a speech at the opening of Documenta, German President Steinmeier lent the event an undeserved respectability, when the exhibits I’ve mentioned above — and there were others similarly unpleasant — ought to be the subject of German shame and chagrin. He ought to have refused to appear, and instead explained that he could not in good conscience have anything to do with Documenta because of the clearly antisemitic exhibits it contained and that its organizers refused, after objections were made, to remove it.

Steinmeier’s appearance at the show was strongly criticized by Volker Beck, a former Green Party parliamentarian who now heads the German Israeli Society (DIG).

“It’s a bit pointless to lament now that a direct discussion between the representatives of the Global South and Documenta and the Jewish community in Germany did not come about,” Beck said. “Documenta didn’t want to invite representatives of the [Central Council of German Jews], just plenty of BDS representatives instead.”

Those meticulous Germans were apparently not meticulous enough to vet the exhibitors before the show opened when they might have pressured the organizers to remove the exhibits that displayed anti-Israel messages amounting to antisemitism. 

So what should the rest of us do? Let President Steinmeier’s office know of your deep unhappiness with certain exhibits that were part of this year’s Documenta festival. Make another statement by staying away from Kassel. Don’t visit Documenta, don’t review the exhibits at Documenta, don’t praise anything at Documenta, and don’t buy a damn thing that is now shown at Documenta. And five years from now, when Documenta, its hour come round again, at last, is being organized, make sure such an intolerable result is not repeated.

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Antisemitic Muslim 'Cop Of The Year' Tweets Discovered in Cleveland, Ohio:

Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Ismail Quran tweeted Jew-hatred, praise of Hitler

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/cleveland-officer-of-the-year-ismail-quran-tweeted-jew-hatred-praise-of-hitler;

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

“Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Under Investigation for Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitler Tweets,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, June 20, 2022:

Cleveland’s 2019 police officer of the year is under investigation for a series of anti-Semitic social media posts that include praise for Adolf Hitler and the Hamas terrorist organization.

Ismail Quran is under investigation by the Cleveland police internal affairs unit for posting “inappropriate social media content,” a department spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon on Monday.

Quran has posted several anti-Semitic messages on social media, including a “salute to Hitler the great” and messages threatening violence against Jewish people, according to tweets provided by Canary Mission, a watchdog group that tracks anti-Semitic activity online….

The Cleveland police department hired Quran in 2018, several years after most of the public tweets were issued. Quran was presented with a belated 2019 officer of the year award in November 2021, more than a year after Canary Mission first exposed many of Quran’s anti-Semitic posts. At the award ceremony, the department said “Officer Ismail Quran has truly embodied the community policing philosophy for the Cleveland Division of Police.” The Cleveland police department is facing allegations it tried to sweep the controversy under the rug and ignore Quran’s bigotry. The officer is “assigned to administrative duties” while the investigation is underway….

When asked for comment on Quran’s posts, a Cleveland police spokesman informed the Free Beacon that the officer is under investigation, though it is unclear what the repercussions could be….

In October 2015, he stated, “Lol bum ass Jew tried to intimidate me. … Don’t try that shit with me.”

“The Jewish lobby,” he wrote in August 2014, runs “the USA.”

Quran claimed in an August 2014 tweet that the Hamas terror group, which routinely kills Jewish civilians in terror attacks, is merely “defending their land.”

In a July 2014 tweet, Quran wrote, “Fuck that Jew” in response to a message wishing an Israeli basketball player good luck. Quran’s tweet included a picture captioned, “LET ME SALUTE TO HITLER THE GREAT. He said ‘I would have killed all the Jews of the world, but I kept some to show the world why I killed them.’”…

Most of these posts were active as of June 2022, though many were deleted when reports about Quran’s rhetoric began to emerge. Canary Mission has documented all of them on its website.

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SEE ALSO:

'Salute to Hitler:' Cleveland cop investigated for antisemitic posts - The Jerusalem Post

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-710022

AND:

Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Under Investigation for Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitler Tweets

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/06/20/cleveland-officer-of-the-year-under-investigation-for-anti-semitic-pro-hitler-tweets/

AND:

Cleveland’s ‘Officer of the Year’ Praised Hitler, Joined Facebook Group Honoring Bin Laden

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/clevelands-officer-of-the-year-praised-hitler-joined-facebook-group-honoring-bin-laden

Boston mayor appoints former head of jihad terror-linked mosque as her deputy chief of staff

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BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/boston-mayor-appoints-former-head-of-jihad-terror-linked-mosque-as-her-deputy-chief-of-staff;

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The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by al-Qaeda financier Abrurrahman Alamoudi and had the Hitler-admiring Jew-hater Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi on its Board. It has recommended (in accord with Qur’an 4:34) that men beat their wives. Convicted jihadis Tarek Mehanna and Aafia Siddiqui went there. So did Ahmad Abousamra, the Islamic State’s “social media guru.” Oh, and the Boston Marathon jihad bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers.

Ironically, Michelle Wu wouldn’t dream of appointing someone who had spoken critically of jihad violence and Sharia oppression as deputy chief of staff. But this is fine.

“Massachusetts Politicians Enable Boston’s Islamists,” by Sam Westrop, Focus on Western Islamism, June 13, 2022:

In May, Boston’s progressivist Mayor, Michelle Wu, appointed Yusufi Vali as her Deputy Chief of Staff. Vali is the former head of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), an institution once considered to be among the most radical mosques on the East Coast. Vali’s appointment appears to be yet another case of a graduate of Boston’s Islamist institutions finding a powerful foothold in Massachusetts politics.

Vali certainly has some explaining to do. He is a former trustee of the Boston branch of the Muslim American Society (MAS), one of America’s most notorious Islamist institutions and a designated terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2008, federal prosecutors wrote that “MAS was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” Speakers at MAS conference have often openly glorified terrorism. In 2019, the Philadelphia branch of MAS made national headlines after it ran an event in which children sang about torturing and beheading Jews.

MAS’s Boston branch oversaw the management of ISB’s flagship mosque for many years, where Vali became executive director. Before Vali’s time, early trustees of the ISB’s first mosque, over the river in Cambridge, included Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the infamously-extreme spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and admirer of Adolf Hitler; as well as Abdulrahman Alamoudi, an Al Qaeda fundraiser who was jailed in 2004 for conspiring with the Libyan regime to assassinate the Saudi Crown Prince….

Biden’s handlers to give Mozambique $140,000,000 to rebuild after jihad devastation

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/bidens-handlers-to-give-mozambique-140000000-to-rebuild-after-jihad-devastation;

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

$14 million a year for ten years — $140,000,000 to rebuild after the Islamic State overran Cabo Delgado. Why is it the responsibility of the United States to repair Mozambique while the U.S. itself is in the middle of an economic crisis? And what has been done or is being done to ensure that the jihadis don’t return?

“Biden Administration to Spend $14M a Year Rebuilding Mozambique Province,” by Gabrielle Reyes, Breitbart, June 16, 2022:

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday plans to provide $14 million annually over the next decade to the Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado in an effort to rebuild the region after it was overrun by Islamic terrorists in recent months, the state-run Mozambique News Agency (AIM) reported Thursday.

“The funding was announced by the US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, at a Maputo press conference on Tuesday [June 14], held shortly after [Mozambique] President Filipe Nyusi had granted her an audience,” according to AIM.

“This sum [$14 million per year] will allow the United States government to work on the reconstruction of Cabo Delgado and the rest of the country, and in training young people for employment, and thus discouraging them from being recruited by the terrorists,” Nuland said on Tuesday as quoted by AIM.

“The fund has already been approved by the United States Congress, and the agreement could be signed within the next two months,” Nuland added.

Nuland personally confirmed her meeting with President Nyusi in a statement posted by her official Twitter account on June 15.

“Honored to meet with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi to discuss U.S. support for security, stabilization, prosperity, health, and peace in Mozambique,” she wrote.

Cabo Delgado is a coastal province located in Mozambique’s north that was besieged by jihadist terrorists in March 2021. The Islamist insurgency forced the French energy giant Total to halt all operations at its natural gas processing plant near the Cabo Delgado resort town of Palma in April 2021, effectively shutting down the regional economy. Total’s natural gas liquefaction plant near Palma accounted for the single largest source of foreign investment in Africa ($20 billion) before it was forced to cease production.

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Mozambique: Islamic State raids six Christian villages, murders eight people

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/mozambique-islamic-state-raids-six-christian-villages-murders-eight-people;

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

Biden’s handlers are giving $140,000,000 of U.S. taxpayer money to rebuild Mozambique after the devastation the Islamic State has wrought. But the Islamic State is still there. So what will become of all that money?

“Islamic State Claims Attacks on Christian Village,” International Christian Concern, June 18, 2022:

06/18/2022 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) –­­ ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on several Christian villages in Caba [sic] Delgado, Mozambique, that happened between May 23 and May 31. Six villages were attacked, leaving 8 people dead. Four of those who were murdered were Christians. Following the attacks, ISIS released photographs of six decapitated bodies, as well as images of the burned villages.

Mozambique is no stranger to Islamic State (IS) attacks. The Islamic State, or its affiliate groups, have killed or displaced thousands of Christians in Mozambique….

California: ‘It was a bloodbath’: MUSLIM Ashkan Amirsoleymani stabs two nurses and a doctor at Encino hospital

Two dentists credited as heroes in Encino stabbing

Two dentists stepped in when they saw the suspect attacking nurses and doctors at an Encino hospital.

Encino hospital stabbing: Suspect in custody after 3 stabbed

Ashkan Amirsoleymani is in custody after allegedly stabbing three medical workers at Encino Hospital Medical Center on Ventura Boulevard. The hospital reopened Saturday.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/06/california-it-was-a-bloodbath-ashkan-amirsoleymani-stabs-two-nurses-and-a-doctor-at-encino-hospital;

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Jihad? Possibly. But Amirsoleymani reportedly had a dog with him, and that makes jihad less likely, as Islam hates dogs. Ashkan is a Persian name. Could this be revenge for Soleimani, a la the strange recent attack in Nevada?

“Witness describes ‘bloodbath’ at Encino hospital, says bystanders shut stabbing suspect in storage room,” by Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2022:

When Parham Saadat saw a bloodied man outside Encino Hospital Medical Center, his first thought was that the man was a patient seeking treatment.

But then he realized the man was wearing scrubs, and there was no one around him rendering aid. Saadat and his coworker, who were leaving work at a nearby dental office, ran across the street to help the nurse.

“He tells us, ‘There’s somebody inside, a patient who stabbed me,’” Saadat said. “‘And he’s stabbing other people inside.’”

The patient, whom police identified as Ashkan Amirsoleymani, 35, was taken into custody Friday night on suspicion of stabbing two nurses and a doctor. Police said he appeared to have entered the hospital under the guise of seeking treatment for an unspecified ailment. All three victims were hospitalized and stable Saturday, according to investigators.

Saadat and his colleague, Faraz Farahnik, of Encino Dental Smile, asked people in the hospital’s front reception area for towels to control the bleeding of the male nurse who had been stabbed, he said. “His guts were out,” he said. “He had a pretty bad slash.”

The man told them that the patient had said he had a gun, then pulled out a knife and stabbed him, Saadat said. They called for an ambulance and helped load the man onto a gurney, he said.

Someone then ran out of the hospital begging for help, saying there was a doctor who had also been wounded, he said.

Saadat and Farahnik entered to find a chaotic scene, he said. Police hadn’t yet arrived. “People were kind of confused about what to do,” he said.

“There was blood all over the floor, blood in the rooms, blood on the gurney the doctor was laying on,” he added. “It was a bloodbath.”

A tall man wearing a blue flannel shirt and holding a knife was calmly pacing around, he said. He entered a small room that appeared to be a storage area, and Saadat ran up behind him and closed the door, he said.

“A nurse came and helped me hold the door, and then a security guard came,” he said. “We asked them to hold the door closed.” The man did not try to push his way out but stood over a sink, possibly wiping his knife, he said.

“The guy wasn’t even reacting,” he said. “He was just standing in the room, his back toward the window of the door. I’m not really sure what he was doing. But it was definitely pretty creepy.”…

The suspect had a small black dog with him, but a nurse picked it up during or after the stabbings, Saadat said.

The dental hygienist said he’s received training to deal with these types of emergencies and doesn’t consider himself squeamish. Despite the traumatic nature of the experience, fear set in only when he made eye contact with the man while holding the door to the storage room closed.

“He just very calmly turned his face and looked at me through the window, then turned his head back around. No reaction,” he said. “That’s where it kind of got me.”

At Least 50 Christians MASSACRED in Church Attack (The Nigerian Genocide Continues)

At least 50 Christians attending Pentecost Mass were murdered today in Nigeria. Gunmen attacked worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, in Ondo State. Many children were among the dead. For the New York Times article quoted in this video ("Dozens Feared Dead in Church Attack in Nigeria"), click here: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/05/wo...

Biden Let Iran Get Enough Uranium to Build Bomb

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/06/biden-let-iran-get-enough-uranium-to-build-bomb;

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

The Biden admin has spent its time in office playing footsie with the terrorists in Tehran, pondering which concessions to make, while the inevitable happens.

Iran has accumulated enough enriched uranium to build a nuclear bomb, according to new findings from the United Nations atomic agency.

That’s according to the IAEA, which couldn’t be trusted in the first place, so assume that the threshold had been previously met.

The International Atomic Energy Agency also said in a separate report that Iran has failed to provide credible explanations about nuclear material found at several sites in recent years, raising questions about the nature of its nuclear work.

Are there really any questions about why an oil-rich terrorist state had a nuclear program to begin with?

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said that Iran’s stockpile of uranium enriched to 60 percent had grown to 43.3 kilograms (95 pounds), which represented an increase of nearly 10 kilograms (22 pounds) compared to three months ago.

Experts said that the stockpile would provide roughly enough material for an atomic bomb if Iran took the additional step of enriching the uranium to 90 percent purity. Moving from 60 to 90 percent would not pose a technical challenge for Iran, according to arms control experts.

“Iran has now accumulated enough enriched uranium to be able to quickly produce more than a significant quantity of HEU (highly enriched uranium) for one bomb,” said Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association think tank. “The time it would take them to do that can now be measured in days, not months or weeks.”

Assume that they’ve done it already. There’s no reason not to. The next step will be a formal test, but Iran may want to hold off on going public to see if it can extract any concessions in exchange for another fake deal.

Everyone in the region already knew this which was why the Abraham Accords type activity has only intensified.

Iran also had not informed the U.N. agency of the current location of the nuclear material that was found or of equipment that had been contaminated with uranium particles, the IAEA said.

Iran was given “numerous opportunities” to account for the undeclared nuclear material, the agency said.

And so the clock ticks forward. International measures have proven to be useless. A Republican administration coming in 2024 might impose tougher sanctions, but anything stronger would come up against the anti-war caucus which is firmly entrenched in the GOP’s activist wing now.  A fundamental difference might be that it would not obstruct Israeli or other local action the way that the Biden administration would. But we are closer than ever to Islamic terrorists having nuclear capability.

The era that comes next may make us feel nostalgic for when Muslim terrorists merely hijacked planes to ram into buildings.

The Biden admin has spent its time in office playing footsie with the terrorists in Tehran, pondering which concessions to make, while the inevitable happens.

Iran has accumulated enough enriched uranium to build a nuclear bomb, according to new findings from the United Nations atomic agency.

That’s according to the IAEA, which couldn’t be trusted in the first place, so assume that the threshold had been previously met.

The International Atomic Energy Agency also said in a separate report that Iran has failed to provide credible explanations about nuclear material found at several sites in recent years, raising questions about the nature of its nuclear work.

Are there really any questions about why an oil-rich terrorist state had a nuclear program to begin with?

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said that Iran’s stockpile of uranium enriched to 60 percent had grown to 43.3 kilograms (95 pounds), which represented an increase of nearly 10 kilograms (22 pounds) compared to three months ago.

Experts said that the stockpile would provide roughly enough material for an atomic bomb if Iran took the additional step of enriching the uranium to 90 percent purity. Moving from 60 to 90 percent would not pose a technical challenge for Iran, according to arms control experts.

“Iran has now accumulated enough enriched uranium to be able to quickly produce more than a significant quantity of HEU (highly enriched uranium) for one bomb,” said Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association think tank. “The time it would take them to do that can now be measured in days, not months or weeks.”

Assume that they’ve done it already. There’s no reason not to. The next step will be a formal test, but Iran may want to hold off on going public to see if it can extract any concessions in exchange for another fake deal.

Everyone in the region already knew this which was why the Abraham Accords type activity has only intensified.

Iran also had not informed the U.N. agency of the current location of the nuclear material that was found or of equipment that had been contaminated with uranium particles, the IAEA said.

Iran was given “numerous opportunities” to account for the undeclared nuclear material, the agency said.

And so the clock ticks forward. International measures have proven to be useless. A Republican administration coming in 2024 might impose tougher sanctions, but anything stronger would come up against the anti-war caucus which is firmly entrenched in the GOP’s activist wing now.  A fundamental difference might be that it would not obstruct Israeli or other local action the way that the Biden administration would. But we are closer than ever to Islamic terrorists having nuclear capability.

The era that comes next may make us feel nostalgic for when Muslim terrorists merely hijacked planes to ram into buildings.

Biden Appoints Supporter of ‘Intifada’ as ‘Ambassador’ to PLO in Israel

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BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/06/biden-appoints-supporter-of-intifada-as-ambassador-to-plo-in-israel;

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After a wave of violence that saw repeated murders of Israelis, with guns and axes, among other means, in attacks that involved ISIS, but were praised by Hamas and the PLO’s Palestinian Authority, Biden is rewarding the terrorists.

 The Biden administration has settled on a series of steps aimed at boosting its diplomatic ties to the Palestinians in lieu of reopening the US Consulate in Jerusalem — a move it reluctantly shelved amid Israeli opposition.

The “opposition” consisted of telling Biden that if they gave in, the leftist-Islamist-RINO (right in name only) coalition government would collapse and they’d have to deal with Netanyahu again.

According to two US and Palestinian officials who spoke to The Times of Israel, US President Joe Biden will elevate Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr to the role of special envoy to the Palestinians.

Front Page Magazine had the first deep background on Amr.

“I was inspired by the Palestinian intifada,” Hady Amr wrote a year after September 11, discussing his work as the national coordinator of the anti-Israel Middle East Justice Network.

Biden has now chosen Amr as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel-Palestine.

“I have news for every Israeli,” Amr ranted in one column written after Sheikh Salah Shahada, the head of Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was taken out by an Israeli air strike.

Amr warned that Arabs “now have televisions, and they will never, never forget what the Israeli people, the Israeli military and Israeli democracy have done to Palestinian children. And there will be thousands who will seek to avenge these brutal murders of innocents.”

Hady Amr had accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and coordinated an organization that had accused Israel of “apartheid”

On top of that, Amr was essentially working for the Qatari terror state that backs Hamas and the rest of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since then there were numerous reports of his abusive behavior when meeting with Israelis and Jews.

So this appointment formalizes what everyone knew, Amr is there to advocate for the terrorists. At least Biden will stop pretending that Amr is there to handle relations between Israel and the terrorists. 

He’s playing for one team only. 

Amr will remain in Washington but will make regular trips to the region and work closely with the Palestinian Affairs Unit, which currently is a branch within the US Embassy to Israel and is housed in the old Jerusalem consulate building. But in a move aimed at again setting apart the diplomats serving the Palestinians from those serving the Israelis, the PAU will officially begin reporting directly to Amr in Washington, rather than to the US ambassador in Israel, the US and Palestinian officials said.

So Biden is essentially making Amr a kind of ambassador to the terrorists. But he’s not representing America to the terrorists, he’s representing the terrorists to America.

 

Iran seizes two Greek OIL tankers in Persian Gulf

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/iran-seizes-two-greek-tankers-in-persian-gulf;

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The grave threat of Iran is compounded by its Doomsday theology, which asserts that at the end of days, the Hidden Imam will appear in the midst of a violent apocalyptic scenario — likely provoked by Iran itself — and played out on a battleground stained with the blood of infidels.

Iran is becoming increasingly emboldened, thanks to the Biden administration’s obvious weakness. Iran’s paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf “in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf….The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens’ assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington’s crushing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.”

Iran will continue to escalate as a global menace, while America under Biden will increasingly become a global laughing stock.

Meanwhile, a website in Iran has asserted that Iran really sees no need for a nuclear agreement at all. That would be a great gift to the embattled West, as the last nuke deal was long shown up to be based on lies, by Iran’s own admission, and in this round, Biden gave over negotiation of the new deal to Russia, which cashed in on a $10 billion contract. According to an Iranian journalist:

Islamic Republic hardliners have concluded that by exporting close to one million barrels of oil per day at prices above $100 a barrel, Iran can generate enough income equal to a full export volume, without a need to agree to the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions, JCPOA.

Greece’s Foreign Ministry called Iran’s actions in the Persian Gulf “piracy,” and they represent much worse to come, unless Iran is stopped. Recently the Biden administration began in desperation to seek closer ties with Greece to contain Turkey. In early March, as the world focused intensely on Ukraine, Turkey violated Greek airspace with F-16 aircraft. Turkey has been challenging Greece’s sovereignty for some time, bullying Greece with provocative statements and threats of war.

With a weak America, it’s time for Islamic supremacists to act with impunity.

“Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise,” by Jon Gambrell & Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press, May 27, 2022:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens’ assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington’s crushing sanctions on the Islamic Republic….

The Guard issued a statement announcing the seizures, accusing the tankers of unspecified violations. Nour News, a website close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, warned a short time earlier that Tehran planned to take “punitive action” over Greece assisting the U.S. in seizing oil days earlier from the Iranian-flagged tanker Lana….

An Iranian helicopter landed on the Greek-flagged Delta Poseidon in international waters, some 22 nautical miles off the coast of Iran, the ministry said.

“Armed men then took the crew captive,” it said, adding that two Greek nationals were among the crew.

“A similar incident has been reported on another Greek-flagged vessel, that was carrying seven Greek citizens, close to the coast of Iran,” the ministry said….

Dr. David Martin: Monkeypox planned release is “domestic terror” operation against humanity

Image: Dr. David Martin: Monkeypox planned release is “domestic terror” operation against humanity

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-05-31-david-martin-monkeypox-planned-domestic-terror-operation.html;

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(Natural News) It is undeniable, based on mounting evidence, that the new monkeypox scare is another contrived “outbreak” that has been deployed for the purpose of committing “domestic terror” against the public – which should know better by now that we are once again being scammed and terrorized.

Appearing on the “Man in America” program, Dr. David Martin told his host that the modus operandi behind this operation is nothing new. The world got a heavy dose of it all throughout the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), for which monkeypox appears to be round two.

“When you want to terrorize a population, what do you do? Turn to the experts!” Martin explained.

It turns out that monkeypox was planned, just like covid was, to be released at just this point on the timeline. And many of the same players who profited from covid are once again slated to rake in the cash from monkeypox.

“I love to point out (that) a lot of people have been really upset about this monkeypox scheduled release on May of 2022 coming from a March 21 publication,” Martin added.

“And people sit there and go, ‘oh my gosh – how on earth could they have ever been so prescient to find out that they were going to have a monkeypox release three days away from the stated date for the alleged outbreak to occur?'”

A full 15 months before now back in March of 2021, the global architects had scheduled a later monkeypox release that landed right on schedule “plus or minus three days,” Martin notes.

“Listen, this is a willful continuation of a campaign of domestic terror, and it is done to make sure the public remains in fear and in cognitive dissonance and in the disbelief of what Plato described in The Republic,” he says.

“You know Plato in The Republic made reference to the fact that sometimes crimes are so audacious that the mere statement of their audacity paralyzes the population.”

We the People must say NO to another round of plandemic tyranny

Millions of people already have covid burnout and are unlikely to be fearful about monkeypox, recognizing that many of the same tactics are being used to spread fear and paranoia about testing “positive” for it.

On the other hand, millions of other people also bought all in to the covid plandemic and still believe that there is some invisible threat out there just waiting to kill them and their grandmas – hence why some people are still wearing a face mask while out in public.

Which side wins out in the next wave of health wars remains to be seen. Hopefully, there are enough people wide awake to what is really going on that another scheduled plandemic fails to gain traction.

The government and the media can fearmonger all they want about monkeypox, but their power ends where and when the public refuses to listen to or comply with any of it.

We the People hold far more power than we realize, after all. All it takes is for a few good men and women to take a stand against these attempted crimes against humanity, inspiring others to do the same until a snowball of resistance is formed.

“We can be glad that the CCP-Davos axis chose the comparatively benign monkey-pox over Marburg, smallpox, and bird flu, for their next global pandemic hoax, justifying world depopulation through starvation and lethal injections,” commented someone at Natural News about the situation.

“I have read that shingles is a known adverse effect of the jab,” wrote another. “I searched for images on the net. Shingles and monkeypox look the same. How do doctors identify one from the other?”

The latest news about monkeypox can be found at Outbreak.news.

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Monkeypox release is PSYCHOLOGICAL TERRORISM to keep humanity paralyzed with FEAR

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-05-30-monkeypox-release-is-psychological-terrorism-to-keep-humanity-paralyzed-with-fear.html;

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(Natural News) In today’s Situation Update podcast, we cover Dr. David Martin revealing the simple truth about monkeypox: It’s a psychological terrorism operation to keep humanity paralyzed with fear while our rights and liberties are stripped away under one-world government.

After two years of covid lies, lockdowns, depopulation vaccines, lockdown tyranny and anti-humanity genocide carried out by the medical establishment, anyone who still believes in government authority is truly an idiot.

But globalists are counting on that.

They are using monkeypox — and the coming monkeypox vaccines — to literally weed out the dumbed-down, obedient human beings who are too stupid to survive a basic IQ test. Globalists have long decided that they want to exterminate billions of people on planet Earth, and to their own surprise, they eventually came to realize that with the proper media narrative, they can get the oblivious masses to literally line up and be euthanized with injections without even a whimper of resistance.

At some point, you have to concede that perhaps some of these oblivious masses truly are too stupid to represent the future of the human race. Not that we want to see vaccine violence committed against billions, of course, but there is a point where, after warning people over and over and over again, you just shrug your shoulders and invoke the Darwin Awards as the only applicable explanation.

Abortion is “always a woman’s choice”

Also today, we feature the shocking demand from a pro-abortion Democrat woman who insists, during a recorded interview, that it’s okay to murder your own five-year-old child because it’s “always a woman’s choice.” This video, from the Live-Action pro-life group, is getting major play.

Watch 35 seconds of sheer liberal murderous insanity that’s begging for mockery: (does this woman work for the Babylon Bee?)

In today’s Situation Update podcast, I offer additional questions that could be asked of such abortion advocates. After all, this is rich territory for mockery and satire, given that some left-wing women believe it’s okay to murder their offspring at any age.

The answer to school shootings: Tactical Mom to the rescue!

Also in today’s Situation Update podcast, I reveal the need for local police to hire “Tactical Mom,” the ass-kicking, door-busting momma cop who can rescue children without any special equipment whatsoever, all the while male cops are standing around in the parking lot comparing the size of their red dot sights and all their tacti-cool gun gear.

Tactical Mom can rescue children while wearing flip-flops. She needs no ballistic shields or even a firearm. She’s got mom power to instantly paralyze all young men into a state of instant fear and compliance. Tactical Mom wields a 15-pound purse and can slap the smirk off the face of armed teenagers in no time flat. She needs no flashlight because Tactical Mom has mom radar. She knows exactly where you are when you’re doing something bad.

Hear my take on Tactical Mom, which is also included in the full podcast below:

Here’s the full podcast, which covers all the topics mentioned above and more, including 1970s-era toys that were extremely dangerous for children such as lawn darts. Remember those? Somehow we survived to tell the tale…

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Germany: Afghan Muslim migrant sexually abuses two Ukrainian refugee girls, ages six and seven

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/germany-afghan-muslim-migrant-sexually-abuses-two-ukrainian-refugee-girls-ages-six-and-seven;

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Why does this keep happening? In France, a Muslim quoted Qur’an while raping his victim. A survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK has said that her rapists would quote the Qur’an to her and believed their actions were justified by Islam. Thus it came as no surprise when Muslim migrants in France raped a girl and videoed the rape while praising Allah and invoking the Qur’an. In India, a Muslim gave a Qur’an and a prayer rug to the woman he was holding captive and repeatedly raping. And the victim of an Islamic State jihadi rapist recalled: “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God…He said that raping me is his prayer to God.” In India, a Muslim kidnapped and raped a 14-year-old Hindu girl, and forced her to read the Qur’an and Islamic prayers. In Pakistan, another Christian woman recounted that her rapist was also religious: “He threw me on the bed and started to rape me. He demanded I marry him and convert to Islam. I refused. I am not willing to deny Jesus and he said that if I would not agree he would kill me.” Rapists demanded that another girl’s family turn her over to them, claiming that she had recited the Islamic profession of faith during the rape and thus could not live among infidels.

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused and that such abuse would be justified.

However, anyone who points all this out will be excoriated as a “racist” and an “Islamophobe,” and accordingly ignored.

“Investigations into the sexual abuse of children in the Messtetten arrival center,” translated from “Ermittlungen wegen sexuellen Missbrauchs von Kindern in Ankunftszentrum Meßstetten,” SWR, May 19, 2022 (thanks to Medforth):

A 24-year-old employee of a security company is said to have sexually abused children in the arrival center for Ukrainian refugees in Meßstetten (Zollernalbkreis).

The public prosecutor’s office in Hechingen and the police in Balingen are investigating a 24-year-old employee of a security company. This was announced by the public prosecutor’s office on Wednesday. The man is currently in custody. According to initial investigations, the 24-year-old is said to have harassed and immorally touched two girls aged six and seven in the accommodation.

Mothers informed the security service
The children had told their mothers about the incident. According to the public prosecutor’s office, the women then contacted the management of the security service. The Afghan national was temporarily arrested on the same day and brought before the magistrate on Tuesday. Since March, people who fled from the war in the Ukraine have been staying at the arrival center in Meßstetten.

Also investigations against security employees of the LEA-Sigmaringen
Investigations are also currently underway against an employee of the security service in the state initial reception center in Sigmaringen. As part of a dispute between refugees and security staff, the man is said to have hit a man fixed to the ground several times in the face. An argument developed from a check in the state initial reception center, the police said. Security personnel searched a 39-year-old resident for illegally brought alcohol. A scuffle ensued.

Psychological care planned for mothers and children
The Tübingen district president Klaus Tappeser has meanwhile commented on the allegations of abuse in the arrival center for Ukrainian refugees in Meßstetten in the Zollernalb district. The arrested security employee was released from duty. According to Tappeser, he no longer has access to the premises. Psychological care is planned for the mothers and children.

Domestic Terrorism Prevention Bill would shield jihad terrorists from federal scrutiny

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BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/domestic-terrorism-prevention-bill-would-shield-jihad-terrorists-from-federal-scrutiny;

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And it could easily be used to persecute ordinary, law-abiding Americans who dissent from the establishment agenda.

“Connecticut’s Blumenthal and Murphy Urge Passage of Bill That Some Say Would Shield Islamists from Anti-Terrorism Efforts,” by Bradley Vasoli, Connecticut Star, :

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators, both Democrats, are urging passage of a bill that they say will help prevent incidents similar to the recent Buffalo mass shooting, though it actually narrows rather than expands federal anti-terrorism concerns.

At a press conference on Friday, senior Sen. Richard Blumenthal called the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 a “chance to take a stand and an opportunity to send a message to the hate mongers that enough is enough.”… 

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives first proposed the legislation in January 2021. In so doing, they purported to aim for heightened focus on the threat of white supremacism to Americans’ safety. But the measure actually addresses “domestic terrorism” in a way that critics worry would shield Islamist terrorists and other violent extremists from proper federal scrutiny. 

The current legal definition of domestic terrorism refers to actions that endanger human life, violate U.S. criminal laws and are apparently meant to either “intimidate or coerce a civilian population,” “influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion” or “affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.” Such activities must “occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.” 

No exceptions, ideological or otherwise, apply regarding this definition. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, however, focuses exclusively on “the domestic terrorism threat posed by White supremacists and neo-Nazis…” and neglects anti-police organizations like Antifa as well as violent Islamists. 

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), a moderate Republican and erstwhile sponsor of the bill, said he cannot support its current version because it would give the Justice Department “too much leeway in picking and choosing what it considers to constitute domestic terrorism.”…

Another of the bill’s Republican cosponsors, Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), said in a statement that he reversed his original support because the current version of the legislation would authorize “use of funds from the National Intelligence Program to ‘monitor’ and surveil American citizens, including our police, servicemembers, and parents.” He said “literally hundreds of constituents” told him they believe the Biden administration would misuse the bill to surveil Americans who are not members of violent organizations. 

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Biden Administration Continues to Violate the Taylor Force Act

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/biden-administration-continues-to-violate-the-taylor-force-act;

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

The Bidenites have ignored the Taylor Force Act ever since they took over in Washington. That is the act, passed overwhelmingly by Congress in 2018, that prohibits the American government from giving aid to the PA as long as its “Pay-For-Slay” program is in operation. That “Pay-For-Slay” program provides generous subsidies to imprisoned terrorists for their lifetimes, and also to the families of terrorists who were killed while committing their attacks. 

Even though “Pay-for-Slay” remains in place, and Mahmoud Abbas has defiantly proclaimed that he will continue to fund the program “even with my last penny, ”the Bidenites have sent hundreds of millions of dollars in economic aid to the PA. A report on this continuing scandal is here: “How the Palestinians Pay Terrorists as Biden Pumps Millions of Aid Dollars Into Their Government,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, May 16, 2022:

The Palestinian Authority allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to terrorists and their families even as the Biden administration pumps U.S. taxpayer funds into the Palestinian government, according to a non-public State Department report issued to Congress and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The report, published on May 10, details how the Palestinian government runs afoul of a U.S. law that bars it from receiving American aid dollars until these terror payments, known as the “pay-to-slay program,” are stopped. The PA in 2019, the most recent reporting period available, allocated over $150 million to convicted terrorists. Another $191 million was paid to the families of terrorists who were “martyred” while conducting attacks against Israelis and Americans. There is no sign these payments will end, with Palestinian leaders voicing support on the international stage for the program.

The PA has not terminated payments for acts of terrorism against Israeli and U.S. citizens to any individual, after being fairly tried, who has been imprisoned for such acts of terrorism and to any individual who died committing such acts of terrorism, including to a family member of such individuals,” the State Department concluded. The PA makes these payments in cash as part of an effort to obfuscate its actions and stop the international community from holding it accountable for awarding terrorists and their families, according to the State Department’s findings.

The report comes as the Biden administration pushes to increase U.S. aid dollars to the PA, which were terminated during the Trump administration as a result of the “pay-to-slay” program. More than $360 million in U.S. funding was given to the PA in 2021, potentially in violation of a bipartisan law known as the Taylor Force Act, which prohibits the American government from giving the Palestinians aid as long as they pay terrorists. The Biden administration maintains that the aid programs do not violate the law, though it is unclear what safeguards have been put on the funding to ensure it is not used to pay terrorists and their families. The State Department confirmed that no “economic support funds” were withheld as a result of restrictions in the Taylor Force Act.

Unembarrassed to be violating the Taylor Force Act, the Bidenites now have the chutzpah to ask for even more money for the PA. The Bidenites say the aid it gives the PA does not violate the law, but even if every dollar sent by the Americans is allocated for schools or hospitals, that merely frees up other money that was to be spent on those schools and hospitals, but now will be spent on those imprisoned terrorists and families of dead terrorists. There is no way to give the PA money without helping it fund its “Pay-For-Slay” program. 

The Biden administration is strongly opposed to the prisoner payment system and has consistently engaged the Palestinian Authority to end this practice,” a State Department spokesman told the Free Beacon. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s “assistance in the West Bank and Gaza is implemented consistent with U.S. law.”

The Bidenites can try to appeal to Mahmoud Abbas to end the “Pay-For-Slay” program all they want, and can express just how “strongly opposed” they are to the program, but none of that has any effect on the Palestinians. The only thing that will work is exactly what the Taylor Force Act does: cutting off all American aid to the PA as long as “Pay-For-Slay” continues. There is no other way.

The Bidenites, whatever their claims about “Pay-For-Slay,” are just as determined not to cut off their aid to the PA as the PA is to keep “Pay-For-Slay” going. What is it that makes the Bidenites so eager to give hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the corrupt regime in Ramallah that has been praising the rioters on the Temple Mount, and the recent spate of killings of 19 Israelis, the regime that threatens to “cut off” all ties to Israel because the Jewish state dares to fight back against those who would do it harm?

No, the USAID is dead wrong when it claims that “assistance in the West Bank and Gaza is implemented consistent with U.S. law.” The Bidenites have been ignoring the Taylor Force Act, simply stating with maddening chutzpah that the aid they give the PA is “consistent with U.S. law.” No, it isn’t, and their claim, without even an attempt to justify it — as if none were needed — is infuriating. This is the Bidenites’ way: we say it is so, so it must be so. Ipse dixit. If they keep repeating this falsehood, they’re hoping it will be accepted. Certainly, the “progressive” Democrats who are delighted to keep funding the PA will raise no objections.

Let’s be clear: the Taylor Force Act says that the American government must not give aid to the PA as long as it continues to support its “Pay-For-Slay” program. The law is unambiguous. The Biden Administration suggests that the money it gives to the PA is not money that is spent by it to support the “Pay-For-Slay” program. But this is nonsense. Money is fungible. If the Americans gave the PA $360 million dollars in 2021, even if they were to specify that it must be used “for humanitarian aid,” that simply freed up $360 million from elsewhere in the PA’s budget, which is spent on “Pay-For-Slay.”

Republicans in Congress disagree with the Bidenites’ assessment. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), for example, says the Biden administration cannot guarantee that the PA is not using U.S. funds as part of its terror financing program. Since the PA moved to a cash system, it is even harder to track which tranches of money are being used to fund “pay to slay.”

Of course, the Bidenites cannot guarantee where the money they send to the PA is spent.

The Biden administration is ideologically committed to elevating the Palestinian government and pouring money into Palestinian territories,” Cruz told the Free Beacon. “They’ve been doing this while they clearly knew that the same Palestinian government was inciting terrorism and using fungible money to reward terrorism against Israelis and Americans. It’s disgraceful and unacceptable.”

“Disgraceful and unacceptable.” Of course. But when has that ever stopped the Bidenites?

Turkey Wants to Block Finland and Sweden From Joining NATO, But It Should Itself Be Expelled

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/turkey-wants-to-block-finland-and-sweden-from-joining-nato;

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

Among the providential results of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been the reawakening of the West to the value of its mutual defense pact, NATO, whose 30 members are all pledged to come to the defense of any member threatened with aggression. And the Ukraine war has led to a spectacular development: the desire expressed by both Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO.

Before the invasion of Ukraine, most Finns and Swedes were lukewarm about joining NATO. All that has changed: 76% of Finns now want Finland in NATO, and so do more than 60% of Swedes. Finland has already declared its intention to seek NATO membership; Sweden is just about to follow suit. NATO’s Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, has announced that both countries would be “welcomed with open arms.”

Well, not quite. One set of arms that will remain resolutely closed belongs to the Turkish President, the dour and difficult Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He has already announced that he will oppose membership in NATO for both countries. Since approval of new members of NATO requires a unanimous vote, Turkey by itself can keep both Sweden and Finland out.

Why would Erdogan do this? He is angry that there are Kurds – 15,000 of them – living in Sweden and that some of them, unsurprisingly, support the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which favors greater autonomy for the 15 million Kurds living in Turkey. The PKK is recognized by Turkey, the US, and the EU as a terrorist organization, although this designation has become increasingly controversial as the PKK has greatly decreased its acts of terrorism. “Erdogan says Turkey does not support Finland and Sweden joining NATO,” by Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News, May 13, 2022:

Dylan Stableford

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his country does not support plans by Finland and Sweden to join NATO, claiming they are home to “terrorist organizations.”

This is rich, coming from someone who in 2020 gave refuge, and Turkish citizenship and passports, to dozens of members of the terror group Hamas. Furthermore, Sweden does not support but outlaws the PKK. What Erdogan really objects to is Sweden not also outlawing members of the YPG, which Turkey regards as the Syrian branch of the PKK. The YPG, which was America’s most useful ally in the fight against the Islamic State, continues to receive American military and financial support. Should Turkey be allowed to keep Sweden and Finland out of NATO just because the Swedes – like the Americans – have supported, or at least not banned, the YPG?

We are following the developments regarding Sweden and Finland, but we don’t hold positive views,” Erdogan told reporters at a press conference in Istanbul. “Scandinavian countries are guesthouses for terrorist organizations.”

There is only one “guesthouse for terrorist organizations” in Europe – Turkey itself, where until recently the welcome mat was always out for Hamas.

They are even members of the parliament in some countries,” Erdogan added, without offering evidence. “It is not possible for us to be in favor.”

His comments came a day after Finland’s leaders said they intended to apply for NATO membership “without delay.”

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and President Sauli Niinistö released a joint statement announcing that Finland — which shares an 810-mile border with Russia — intends to join the alliance.

“NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security,” their statement said. “As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defense alliance.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had said the Finns would be “warmly welcomed” into the pact. The United States and United Kingdom back the move as well.

Sweden is also expected to announce its decision to join the alliance in the coming days.

For a country to be accepted into NATO, there is a list of minimum requirements. This includes having a functioning democracy, treating minority populations fairly and having the ability to make military contributions to NATO operations.

Does Turkey still have a “functioning democracy”? It holds elections, but Erdogan is an authoritarian — a despot — who does not brook dissent. During his time in power, first as prime minister and since then as president, Erdogan has been purging his military of the Kemalist officer corps, replacing them with Islamists. The purge in the military of secularists, bizarrely accused of being supporters of Fethulleh Gulen, a rival of Erdogan who was absurdly charged with directing the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey from his exile in Pennsylvania, became much wider following that failed coup. Nor were military men the only ones to be discharged or imprisoned. After the coup, more than 100,000 professors, university rectors, lawyers, doctors, teachers, civil servants, and journalists all lost their jobs for supposedly “supporting the Gulenist coup,” but really for harboring secularist views that Erdogan feared and despised. An estimated 150,000 state employees were suspended or dismissed, and more than 50,000 were jailed. Turkey a few years ago had jailed more journalists than any other country. Now it has slightly improved and is #6 on the list of countries that jail the most journalists.. Is any of that a sign of a “functioning democracy”?

And does Turkey treat its minority populations fairly, as is required of NATO members? Fifteen million Kurds apparently do not think so; that is why the PKK has attracted such support during the last few decades. Are Christians – the Greek Orthodox – treated “fairly” when Erdogan’s government has continued to keep closed the only seminary for Greek Orthodox priests left in Turkey, the Halki Theological School? This seminary, which was closed in 1971 on the pretext that privately run institutions were no longer legal, was the only school in the country for the training of Orthodox clergy. The continued closure means the Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey is unable to train new clergy in-country. Erdogan’s government has also confiscated valuable church property, including an historic orphanage on the island of Pringipo, and the expropriation of 152 properties of the Balukli Hospital in Istanbul. Neither the very large number – 15 million — of Kurds, nor the very small number – 3,000 – of Greeks, are treated fairly in Turkey. Treating minorities” fairly” is one of the most basic requirements that must be met to be a member of NATO. On this score, too, Turkey fails.

Turkey joined NATO in 1952. The country was clearly the odd man out in what was a military alliance of anti-Communist Western states that shared Christian heritage. The Americans wanted to reward Turkey for sending troops to fight in the Korean War and, of course, Turkey was also useful as an intelligence base for monitoring events in the Soviet Union. But the Turkey which joined NATO in 1952 was still run by secularists in the Kemalist mode. Turkey has become much more Islam-oriented since Erdogan first became president in 2003. He warned the Austrian prime minister Sebastian Kurz in 2018, whose closure of some mosques had angered him, about a potential future conflict “between the crescent and the cross,” and left no doubt as to which side Turkey would be on. In his neo-Ottoman dreams, Turkey would be the natural leader of the forces of the “crescent” — the Muslim states — against the states of “the cross,” which would include all the other members of NATO.

Erdogan also had published in Yeni Safak, the newspaper that reflects his views, a plan for an “Army of Islam” that would combine the men and weaponry of many Muslim countries into one vast army that would be able to destroy Israel. Apparently, none of that was enough for NATO’s other members to begin thinking about expelling Turkey from NATO. 

This expansion of NATO – with Sweden and Finland as its two new members — would be an enormous blow to Putin. Preventing NATO’s expansion was one of the main reasons the Russian President launched his military invasion of Ukraine. Instead, his invasion has had the opposite effect, in finally pushing two once-reluctant Scandinavian states into the arms of NATO. But as long as Turkey is allowed to exercise its veto, that blow will not be delivered. Two countries that are part of the West will be kept out of NATO by a country that is neither a truly “functioning democracy” nor a state that “treats its minorities fairly,” as NATO members are required to be, and that has now cast aside Kemalism, to again become part of the East or, more exactly, part of the Islamic East.

Erdogan must not be allowed to exercise that veto.

Here is what the other NATO countries could do to bring Erdogan to heel:

First, the stick: NATO members could threaten to end all financial assistance to Turkey. The U.S. alone gives $125 million to Turkey annually. It allows Turkey to buy advanced weaponry. Both the money and that access to weapons could be ended. So could loans to Turkey from the IMF, if the U.S. and other major economic powers opposed them. Turkey’s economy is just now in free fall; it is desperate for help. That help can be denied unless Erdogan withdraws his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining NATO. 

Second, instead of the stick, the carrot. If Erdogan drops his objections to Finland and Sweden joining NATO, he might find the Americans willing to increase their aid. And Sweden itself might promise, in order to obtain Turkey’s approval of its admission to NATO, that it will closely monitor the Kurdish exiles in Sweden, to make sure they do not engage in political or military plots against Turkey.

Third, it might be time for neither carrot nor stick, but for something that has been a long time coming: a simple parting of the ways. A number of NATO members have been angered by Erdogan’s attacks on them as “Nazis”; they are tired of his antics; his trying to block Sweden and Finland from membership should be the last straw. Now is the time to end permanently the problem of Erdogan’s Turkey in NATO, by calling an extraordinary meeting of NATO to discuss ending Turkey’s membership in the defense pact. It could be pointed out that Turkey no longer satisfies the requirement that it be a “functioning democracy” and will not do so as long as the authoritarian, autocratic, despotic Erdogan, sitting in his 1,150-room White Palace (Ak Saray), continues to keep so many of his political enemies locked up and the “country’s free press” has become a joke. Turkey is not a “functioning democracy,” but a “despotism-plus-elections.” For NATO, that won’t do.

Furthermore, the 15 million Kurds in Turkey have been subjected to severe mistreatment. Violence has been widely reported against ordinary Kurdish citizens and the headquarters and branches of the pro-Kurdish rights Peoples’ Democratic Party have been attacked by mobs. The European Court of Human Rights and many other international human rights organizations have condemned Turkey for thousands of human rights abuses against Kurds. Many judgments are related to systematic executions of civilians, torture, forced displacements, destroyed villages, arbitrary arrests, and murdered and disappeared journalists, activists, and politicians. The use of the Kurdish language is forbidden in schools; officials who use Kurdish have been given long prison sentences. Can the treatment of Turkey’s Kurdish minority be considered to meet NATO’s requirement that “minorities be treated fairly”? Absolutely not.

Now the issue is squarely before NATO. Choose between A) Turkey stays in NATO, while Sweden and Finland are kept out and B) Sweden and Finland are admitted to NATO, and Turkey is expelled. How hard a choice is that?

Turkey BLOCKS NATO Expansion as Liberal Globalism SHATTERS!!!

DR. STEVE TURLEY REPORTS: Turkey is blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO all as the globalist world crumbles with the rise of civilization states! We’re going to look at Turkey’s opposition to NATO expansion, we’re going to see how even Sweden and Finland are putting some brakes on their membership, and stick with me to the very end of this video when I’ll show you how the rise of civilization states explains the tensions between Turkey and NATO; you are NOT going to want to miss this!

Pennsylvania senate race too close to call; BUT NOT FOR FOX NEWS, HANNITY, FRIENDS & THE POPE~Dave McCormick Has the Best Chance of Winning in PA

Dave McCormick Has the Best Chance of Winning in PA

SEE: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/05/15/dave-mccormick-has-the-best-chance-of-winning-in-pa-sponsored/;

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

The following article is sponsored by Dave McCormick for U.S. Senate

We’re closing in on the Pennsylvania Senate Primary, and all eyes are on this race as Joe Biden and the extreme Democrats and Washington continue to cause crisis after crisis in our country.

Pennsylvania will determine who controls the Senate, so you have a critical choice to make on Primary Day. Elect battle-tested and Pennsylvania always conservative, Dave McCormick, or allow the Democrats to continue to destroy our country.

Dave McCormick recently joined Bannon’s War Room to explain why he is the Republican’s only chance of defeating the Democrats’ radical nominee and getting our country back on track.

In his interview, Dave McCormick discussed Joe Biden and the Democrats’ lack of accountability for their economic failures and the inflation crisis that’s hurting Pennsylvania workers and businesses. Dave knows this crisis is a “direct result of Biden’s policies, socialist policies, and extreme spending.”

Our country is slipping away from us, and electing Dave McCormick is the only way we can ensure America gets back on track.

Dave has promised to be a part of the NEW generation of conservative leaders we need to restore conservative values and an America First agenda in Washington. He doesn’t have allegiances to anyone except the people of Pennsylvania. He will be a part of the new generation of leaders in our Republican Party and in the Senate.

Dave is a BATTLE-TESTED conservative with the knowledge and experience to get the job done. Unlike his opponents, he won’t need on-the-job training when he gets to Washington. He’ll get right to work for YOU if elected to the U.S. Senate.

Dave McCormick needs your vote next Tuesday. We’re so close to the finish line, and momentum is on our side, so we hope you’ll make the right decisions for Pennsylvania and America by VOTING DAVE MCCORMICK.

Thank you,
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HEY HANNITY:

CATHOLICISM IN POLITICS DOESN'T ALWAYS GO THE WAY THE POPE WANTS

Kellyanne Conway and Reince Priebus analyze the two top races on 'Hannity.'

Hannity: Kathy Barnette Hasn’t Been Vetted, She Was a Never-Trumper

HANNITY & Geraldo Rivera on narrow Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary race

'Hannity' panel weighs in as Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary race tightens.

EXCEPT IF YOUR MUSLIM POLICE STATE New Jersey: Paterson renames street ‘Palestine Way,’ Linda Sarsour calls for ‘Palestine Way in every city’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/new-jersey-paterson-renames-street-palestine-way-linda-sarsour-calls-for-palestine-way-in-every-city;

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

There is nothing at all in this NorthJersey.com report, of course, about the relentless “Palestinian” jihad, or the genocidal incitement of “Palestinian” children, or the practice of passing out sweets whenever Israeli civilians are killed, or any other hint that the “Palestinians” are anything but a noble, oppressed people. The involvement of hard-Left anti-Semite Linda Sarsour is not even mentioned, but she was prominently involved enough to be among a handful of people photographed on a lift under the new street sign. Linda Sarsour is a rabidly antisemitic Islamic supremacist who has said that “nothing is creepier than Zionism” and has equated it with “racism.” She is an enthusiastic supporter of the “Palestinian” jihad against Israel and has even claimed that feminists cannot and must not support Israel.

Do Paterson officials care about her history of hateful, incendiary, and anti-Semitic statements? Almost certainly not. Would they care if they did? Almost certainly not.

“Palestine Way: Paterson celebrates street renaming in tribute to community,” by Hannan Adely and Rebecca King, NorthJersey.com, May 15, 2022:

PATERSON — The South Paterson neighborhood is home to stores, restaurants and offices with Palestinian flags and images of Jerusalem hanging on walls. Everywhere, signs of the Palestinian homeland are emblazoned on property names, from Jerusalem Pharmacy to Nablus Sweets to Palestine Hair Salon.

Now, visitors to the area will also find street signs. On Sunday, city officials celebrated the renaming of a five-block section of Main Street, from Gould Avenue to Buffalo Avenue, to Palestine Way.

“Many Palestinians call Paterson home, and this is the day we get to celebrate it,” said Councilman Alaa “Al” Abdelaziz.

The City Council voted unanimously in April for the street renaming to honor the city’s large Palestinian community and its contributions to civic life and business. A bustling street festival, organized by the Palestinian American Community Center, was held along Main Street to celebrate the occasion.

Vendors set up booths selling roasted corn, dresses, bags and more. T-shirts emblazoned with “Palestine Way” were available. Red, white, black and green Palestinian flags were passed out to attendees and draped from buildings and tents. 

“I wish we had something like this every year,” said Lina Ramadan, who was visiting from Jordan and hadn’t been to Paterson in 22 years. She used to live in Union City.

“I feel like I’m in my country,” she said. “Everyone is so happy. It’s very special.”…

Chants of “Free Palestine” and “Palestine Way” accompanied the unveiling of the street sign….

Biden’s handlers remove five groups from foreign terrorism blacklist, including two jihad groups

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/bidens-handlers-remove-five-groups-from-foreign-terrorism-blacklist-including-two-jihad-groups;

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

This may in part be a belated face-saving measure for the Obama administration wonks who allowed Gama’a al-Islamiyya member Hani Nour Eldin into the White House and State Department for “high-level meetings” in 2012. Remove Gama’a al-Islamiyya from the terror list, and the embarrassment goes away.

“The US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist,” Associated Press, May 15, 2022

BERLIN (AP) — The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, including several that once posed significant threats, killing hundreds if not thousands of people across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Although the groups are inactive, the decision is politically sensitive for the Biden administration and the countries in which the organizations operated, and could draw criticism from victims and their families still dealing with the losses of loved ones….

The U.S. State Department notified Congress on Friday of the moves, which come at the same time as an increasingly divisive but unrelated debate in Washington and elsewhere about whether Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard should or can be legally removed from the U.S. list as part of efforts to salvage the languishing Iran nuclear deal.

That designation, which was imposed by the Trump administration, was not mentioned in Friday’s notifications….

The groups to be removed are:

— Aum Shinrikyo (AUM), the Japanese “Supreme Truth” cult that carried out the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 that killed 13 people and sickened hundreds more. The group has been considered largely defunct since the executions of its top echelons, including leader Shoko Asahara, in 2018. It was designated a foreign terrorist organization in 1997.

— Basque Fatherland and Liberty, or ETA, which ran a separatist campaign of bombings and assassinations in northern Spain and elsewhere for decades that killed more than 800 people and wounded thousands more, until declaring a cease-fire in 2010 and disbanding after the arrests and trials of its last leaders in 2018. It was designated a foreign terrorist organization in 1997.

— Kahane Chai, or Kach. The radical Orthodox Jewish group was founded by ultranationalist Israeli Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1971. He led the group until his assassination in 1990. Members of the group have killed, attacked or otherwise threatened or harassed Arabs, Palestinians and Israeli government officials, but the organization has been dormant since 2005. The group was first designated in 1997.

— The Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, an umbrella group of several jihadist organizations based in Gaza that has claimed responsibility for numerous rocket and other attacks on Israel since its founding in 2012. The council was first designated in 2014.

— Gama’a al-Islamiyya, or Islamic Group–IG, an Egyptian Sunni Islamist movement that fought to topple Egypt’s government during the 1990s. It conducted hundreds of deadly attacks against the police and security forces as well as tourists. The group was first designated in 1997.

The State Department said on Sunday that Blinken was required by law to revoke the designations if the groups no longer met the legal criteria.

Speaking of the Kahane Chai group, the department said it had not been linked to a terrorist attack since 2005. It also said the Mujahidin Shura Council has not claimed an attack since 2013….

Now Dr. Oz Wants His Senate Race Opponent, Kathy Barnette, Barred From the Race for Thought crime

Sean Hannity attacks Kathy Barnette for marching on January 6

Hannity: Kathy Barnette Hasn’t Been Vetted, She Was a Never-Trumper

MSNBC TRIES TO MALIGN KATHY BARNETTE AS TAKING PART IN THE JANUARY 6, CAPITOL RALLY WITH THE "PROUD BOYS":

So apparently Oz believes that it is or ought to be a condition for running for Senate in the state of Pennsylvania that one thinks Islam is just grand.

TRUMP MISJUDGED HIM, EVEN IF HE WAS PRESUMABLY VETTED

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/05/16/now-dr-oz-wants-his-senate-race-opponent-barred-from-the-race-for-thoughtcrime-n1598169;

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

The freedom of speech is under attack everywhere, and it’s not clear which side Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Trump-endorsed candidate for a Senate seat from Pennsylvania, is on. We have the Disinformation Governance Board, the Jan. 6 Committee, ongoing claims that Trump supporters are all “white supremacists” (and “white supremacists” are the nation’s biggest terror threat), and rampaging social media censorship. In that environment, it’s crucial for all candidates, especially America-First candidates, to affirm their support for free speech. Instead, Oz has just called for his primary opponent to be barred from the race, not for any criminal activity or, say, dual citizenship in a hostile nation (Oz is a Turkish citizen), but for something she said in 2015.

Oz has already criticized his principal opponent, Kathy Barnette, for “Islamophobia,” a made-up word designed to inhibit criticism of jihad violence and Sharia oppression, and one that is in common usage among Leftists but rarer among patriots. On Saturday, however, Oz went even farther, charging that Barnette should actually be banned from running for the Senate, and presumably for anything else, because she doesn’t have a sufficiently positive view of Islam.

Oz’s demand raises some interesting questions. On the Left, criticizing Christianity is generally seen as “courageous,” even “heroic,” as can be seen in the enduring popularity of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, and the like. Criticizing Islam, on the other hand, is “hateful,” “bigoted,” and “racist” as far as Leftists are concerned. If Dawkins or Harris or some other critic of Christianity were to end up running for a Senate seat somewhere in the U.S., would Oz call for this candidate to be disqualified? Almost certainly not.

For criticizing Islam, however, Barnette has aroused Oz’s enduring ire. Apparently back in 2015 she tweeted “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam,” although she now claims that she “would never have said that.” That’s unfortunate, as she offered no explanation of how the remark appeared on her Twitter feed if she didn’t say it, and it demonstrates that she is allowing Oz to put her on the defensive and that she is unsure how to respond. She would be better off just owning the remark and defending it, as there is certainly ample justification in Islam for thinking this.

Related: Dr. Oz Calls Out Republican Opponent for Islamophobia

Turkey’s directorate of religious affairs (Diyanet) said in January 2018 that under Islamic law, girls as young as nine can marry. Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Nigeria, said in 2016: “Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this.” Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-‘Ubeidi, Iraqi expert on Islamic law, said in 2008: “There is no minimum marriage age for either men or women in Islamic law. The law in many countries permits girls to marry only from the age of 18. This is arbitrary legislation, not Islamic law.”

Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, declared in 2014 that there is no minimum age for marriage in Islamic law at all and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.” Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology has ruled that “Islam does not forbid the marriage of young children.”

These authorities say these things because hadiths that Muslims consider authentic records state that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

This doesn’t mean that all Muslims are pedophiles or approve of pedophilia, but it does mean that what Barnette wrote was not unreasonable. Oz, however, wants her banned from the race for it. “It’s reprehensible,” he said, “that she would tweet out something that is defamatory to an entire religion. This state was based on religious freedom. I’m proud as a Pennsylvanian to uphold those founding beliefs that every faith has its merits. Every time she answers a question, she raises more questions. But I think it’s disqualifying to make Islamophobic and homophobic comments, not just for the general election, but the Republican primary as well.”

Disqualifying. So apparently Oz believes that it is or ought to be a condition for running for Senate in the state of Pennsylvania that one thinks Islam is just grand. If we had any journalists, they’d be pressing Oz about whether he thought criticism of Christianity or other religions would likewise disqualify one for office. And they’d be asking about his understanding of the First Amendment and its importance. But since we don’t have any journalists, the good doctor will almost certainly remain unchallenged on these all-important points.

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RELATED:

Nigeria: Last words revealed of Christian woman Muslims burned alive for ‘blasphemy’

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/nigeria-last-words-revealed-of-christian-woman-muslims-burned-alive-for-blasphemy

EXCERPT: "The answer is clear: they hoped to frighten Christians into never daring to say anything remotely critical or negative to Muslims about anything in any context, for fear that their words would be interpreted as “blasphemy.” They hoped to intimidate Christians into submission, just as Islamic supremacists and their Leftist allies do in the West with charges of “racism” and “Islamophobia.”"

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ALSO:

New Jersey: Muslim software developer found guilty of receiving military training from Hizballah

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/new-jersey-muslim-software-developer-found-guilty-of-receiving-military-training-from-hizballah

EXCERPT:

"“The evidence at trial showed that Saab surveilled some of New York´s most iconic and highly trafficked locations in order to provide critical intelligence on how they could be most effectively attacked.”

If he had succeeded, thousands of people could have been murdered. But remember: calling attention to this kind of activity is “Islamophobic.”"

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AND:

Fact Check: Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/fact-check-pedophilia-is-a-cornerstone-of-islam

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