N.Y. Hospital to Halt Delivering Babies Due to Staff Quitting Over COVID Jab Mandate

N.Y. Hospital to Halt Delivering Babies Due to Staff Quitting Over COVID Jab Mandate

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/n-y-hospital-to-halt-delivering-babies-due-to-staff-quitting-over-covid-jab-mandate/

LCHS Press Conference on COVID Vaccine Mandate & Announcement on 'Pause' of Baby Deliveries at LCGH

During a 1 PM press conference, Lewis County Health System CEO Jerry Cayer announced that due to the number of resignations received as a result of the recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in New York, the maternity unit at Lewis County Hospital will be unable to safely maintain staffing levels after September 24, resulting in no choice but to "pause" delivering babies at the hospital effective September 25. Mr. Cayer said that across the health system there remain 165 employees that have not yet received a first dose of the vaccine, as required by September 27th. Depending on the decisions of these employees, further services may be impacted in the coming weeks. The hospital has already had 30 resignations recently by employees choosing not to receive the vaccine.

Welcome to the Covid New World Order

BY ALEX NEWMAN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/welcome-to-the-covid-new-world-order/;

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

Leading Australian Health officials have boldly announced that the new world order is here, under the guise of keeping people safe from Covid 19. In this episode of Behind The Deep State, The New American magazine senior editor Alex Newman goes through the announcement and explains the broader context behind this insidious agenda. From endless lockdowns to total surveillance, the New World Order being unveiled looks set to be an abomination.

biden: AMERICA’S GREATEST THREAT~Dinesh D’Souza Podcast

In this episode, Dinesh reveals how the Biden administration, not any external foe, is America's greatest threat.  Amy Coney Barrett claims to be thoroughly apolitical and this, Dinesh argues, is a big problem. Former U.S. intelligence chief Richard Grenell joins Dinesh to talk about Afghanistan, terrorism, and what's on Hunter Biden's laptop. Dinesh also answers the question of why Americans don't seem to be able to unite anymore.

Former Director of National Intelligence Ratcliffe: "Joe Biden Is a National Security Threat"

 

Rep. McCaul: Interpreters in Afghanistan Being Executed

michael mccaul speaks at hearing

BY JEFFREY RODACK

SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/politics/mccaul-interpreters-afghanistan-execution/2021/09/14/id/1036296;

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

Rep. Michael McCaul, the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the Taliban has already started to execute some of the 10,000 interpreters who worked with the U.S. in Afghanistan.

The Texas Republican’s comments came during an interview on CNN’s "The Situation Room" on Monday. 

"The interpreters, who worked with our Special Forces, they are gone. The Taliban will not allow them to leave," he said. "These are the guys who worked right with our special forces. The Taliban views them as the worst of the worse because they betrayed, in their view, their country and they worked with the infidel."

McCaul estimated there are about 10,000 interpreters still in Afghanistan. He noted that when you take into consideration the families involved, the number of people at risk is as high as 30,000.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked, "So, you think they’re going to be stuck? They’re never going to get out?"

McCaul replied, "They’re already being executed. We’re already getting stories of families and interpreters being executed by the Taliban."

The congressman criticized the Biden administration for its withdrawal plan from Afghanistan.

"Had they done this sooner, this actually could have worked," he said. "But they waited for the last minute on the hopes that they had this peace deal with the Taliban."

But Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday that the administration had prepared for worst-case scenarios in Afghanistan, Agence France-Presse.

Blinken told the panel that officials were "intensely focused" on the safety of Americans.

"Even the most pessimistic assessments did not predict that government forces in Kabul would collapse while U.S. forces remained," he said.

"Nonetheless, we planned and exercised a wide range of contingencies."

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Worse than you can imagine: Books for children and teenagers in a Wyoming public library that parents are livid about: Pornography, very graphic homosexuality, etc. written for kids

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21c/WY-MR-Library-Books/index.html;

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

A huge fight has begun in a small Wyoming city. Parents and citizens vs. depraved library staff and public officials

Wyoming MassResistance is leading the charge!

September 14, 2021
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A young boy perusing the children's section in the Campbell County Library. [Photo: County17.com]

After all these years of exposing, fighting, and stopping horrible “culture war” assaults by the Left on children, it’s not often that we’re at a loss for words. But this time a summary description won’t suffice - you just need to see the materials for yourself.

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The Campbell County Public Library branch in Gillette, Wyoming.

In our last post, we showed how local MassResistance activists in the town of Gillette, Wyoming, have paid for billboards to warn people about what’s in their public library.

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When people drive by the local Subway sandwich shop in Gillette, they see this!

That’s just a part of the very heated battle there (that has already seen some victories). Before reporting more on that, you need to see why these parents and citizens are so enraged – and why their MassResistance chapter has been growing.

Below are a few of the books in the children’s and teen's (also called “Young Adult”) sections of the Campbell County Public Library that parents have recently noticed. (Since a few of these books are X-rated, we’re providing links to pages with excerpts from the books rather than posting them on this page.)

This Book is Gay
CLASSIFICATION: Young Adult Nonfiction (on display in Teen room)

SUMMARY: This book is pornographic and truly obscene (meaning “designed to incite to lust or depravity” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary). It promotes medically unsafe homosexual sexual practices and perversions and is filled with false information. All forms of “gay” and “lesbian” sex are endorsed and celebrated with graphic instructions for teenagers.

Read sample pages here. (CAUTION: obscene material.)

 

The V Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex
CLASSIFICATION: Young Adult Nonfiction (Teen room)

SUMMARY: This book promotes total sexual promiscuity for teenagers. It also strongly encourages rebellion against parents' moral values.

Read sample pages here. (CAUTION: obscene material.)

 

Transmission
CLASSIFICATION: Young Adult (in the Teen Room)

Summary: Girl "becomes" guy, has breast removal surgery and wants a beard (using large doses of male hormones). She goes back and forth desiring to identify as both sexes. This is a “how to transition (sex-change)” book for teens.

Read sample pages here. (CAUTION: obscene material.)

Are these books you would want any young person struggling through the teenage years to read?

This book is not “obscene” as such, but is meant to send a radical LGBT message to very young children.

Mary Wears What She Wants
CLASSIFICATION: Easy Reader (Kindergarten to First Grade)

SUMMARY: Introduces cross-dressing to young children.  Promotes defiance to parents in cross-dressing.

Read sample pages here.

Public libraries are supposed to be safe places for children and teenagers. But the Campbell County Library has become a very dangerous place. It appears to be run by sexually deviant people who have a strong interest in pushing that agenda to youth.

But why are these kinds of books even on the shelves? Even though Campbell County voted over 86% Republican in the last election and is very conservative, local public officials who control the library refuse to intervene. They are clearly more interested in getting along with the loud (and dysfunctional) Leftists than protecting the people they serve. Wyoming MassResistance is out to change that.

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In our next post: We’ll show you what happened when the pro-family activists first stormed the County Commission meeting over this – and the reasoning that the Library Director gave at that meeting for bringing these books into the library and keeping them there!

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Denmark Lifts All Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions; What About the U.S.?

Denmark Lifts All Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions; What About the U.S.?

BY JAMES MURPHY

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/denmark-lifts-all-remaining-covid-10-restrictions-what-about-the-u-s/;

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

On Friday, Denmark became the first nation in the European Union to lift all restrictions due to the COVID-19 and essentially return to life the way it was pre-pandemic.

Danish health officials credited the decision to the high percentage of vaccinated individuals throughout the country — as high as 86 percent of the population over 12 years of age.

“The vaccines and the great efforts of all of Denmark’s citizens over such a long period are the foundation for why we are going strong,” opined Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke.

In late August, Danish health authorities claimed that the Chinese virus was “no longer a critical threat to society,” due to high vaccination rates and low incidences of severe cases.

Denmark has been in the process of easing COVID restrictions since at least August when they dropped the requirement for masks on public transportation.

Also gone is country’s requirement to show its version of the COVID-19 passport, the “Coronapas,” to enter restaurants, sporting events or night clubs.

The move comes as fellow Scandinavian countries including Sweden are looking to end most pandemic restrictions as early as the end of September.

Michael Bang Petersen, a professor of Political Science at Aarhus University, a leader of what he termed a “behavioral covid-project,” which advised the Danish government on the decision, shared his thoughts on the development in a lengthy Twitter thread, which was retweeted by Heunicke.

According to Petersen, the main issue when it comes to coronavirus restriction is trust between the government and its citizens. “The basis for an open society is vaccinations. 86 % of all invited (from 12 years and up) have received 1+ dose. 96 % of everyone above 50 are fully vaccinated,” the professor noted. “Throughout the pandemic DK has had higher acceptance than many comparable countries. No mandates needed.”

In other words, as long as the government of Denmark can trust its citizens to be good soldiers, get the experimental vaccine and not cause too many problems — they can have their freedoms back.

But what would have happened if too many Danes — “too many” in the opinion of government officials — did not do what they were told? What then? Would the Danes have gotten their freedom back?

Also, is the high-vaccination rate primarily responsible for eliminating COVID-19 as “a critical threat to society”? Certainly, that has not been the case everywhere. In Israel, for instance, where vaccination rates are particularly high, COVID soared.

And how about the harmful effects of the experimental vaccines, long-term as well as short?

Trust is a two-way street. Shouldn’t the Danish government trust its citizens to decide for themselves whether to put an experimental vaccine into their bodies, or whether to fight the pandemic in other ways including alternative treatments? And if the government really does not trust its citizens to make such decisions, why should the Danes trust their government?

Regardless of the answers to such questions, Danes apparently have a high level of trust in their government — more so than other countries including the United States.

“[Denmark] is culturally a high-trust country. But so is Sweden & here trust has been lower. What authorities do during the pandemic matters too. E.g., if communication is transparent it will uphold trust, even if the message is unpleasant,” Petersen noted.

In Denmark, the government was relatively open and honest about the flaws inherent in the new vaccines. Back in April, the nation even banned use of one of the vaccines — the AstraZeneca offering — over repeated reports that the vaccine was tied to a serious blood clotting problem.

In America, on the other hand, the government has repeatedly downplayed the risks of the experiment vaccines. In the United States, trust in government is probably at an all-time low. When the American government talks about the COVID vaccines it always paints a rosy picture — too rosy. The vaccines, they tell us, are working spectacularly. No one in American government can understand why anyone would be hesitant to take the experimental vaccine.

When a government acts like it’s hiding something — it’s typically hiding something.

Petersen’s colleague at the University of Aarhus puts it succinctly: “If you have low levels of trust regarding other people or the authorities, then more draconian laws are potentially required to contain the coronavirus.”

And attempting to shame people into getting jabbed as President Biden did last week is a recipe for disaster.

“We’ve been patient,” Biden warned unvaccinated Americans. “But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us.”

Biden then announced his plan to mandate vaccinations for private companies – a plan that is blatantly unconstitutional.

The Danes appear to mainly trust their government, and (good for them) they’re getting their restrictions lifted. Yet, citizens who do not remain vigilant are always in danger of losing their freedoms, and the Danes are not immune to this basic prin. As Thomas Jefferson warned on this side of the Atlantic: “In questions of power … let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.”

How to Nullify COVID Vaccine Mandates

BY ROBERT M. OWENS J.D.

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/how-to-nullify-covid-vaccine-mandates/;

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

Michigan’s H.B. 4471, styled the “Informed Consent in the Workplace Act,” is a fine example of what states are doing to protect workers from vaccine mandates. Its passage, and the passage of similar measures across the nation, will require significant grassroots effort.

The White House- and media-inspired crescendo of calls for employers to force vaccine mandates upon their employees under threat of termination has created a new round of COVID terror in the American workplace. “My constituents have been calling me in tears,” reports Michigan State Representative Beth Griffin, chairwoman of the Michigan House Subcommittee on Workforce, Trades and Talent, “saying the media’s lack of coverage from emerging peer reviewed studies is horrible … and they are angry because only one side of this vaccination issue and discussion is acceptable.”

Florida and Montana have passed legislation prohibiting employers from making employees demonstrate proof of vaccination status. Similar legislation of various types is pending or planned in 39 additional states. However, these legislative moves have come up against stiff opposition. In response, legislators are turning to their constituents for help. For example, on August 30, hundreds of patriotic Americans gathered in Parkersburg, West Virginia, for a rally hosted by State Senator Mike Azinger and Delegate Roger Conley. As reported by television station WTAP, the legislators called upon Governor Jim Justice to initiate a special session for the purpose of protecting workers from vaccine mandates: “[Conley] says if Justice doesn’t call a special session, he is asking constituents to ask legislators to support doing so.”

The establishment media is hiding the fact that, while this movement to prohibit employer vaccine mandates is driven by Americans of many different backgrounds, the effort is fully supported by scientists, doctors, and front-line healthcare workers armed with the best and latest peer reviewed research data. As Representative Griffin stated, “Our Michigan businesses are being done a monumental disservice … by politically motivated government agencies.”

The initial hearing for H.B. 4471, a bill to prohibit employers from enforcing a vaccine mandate on employees, provides a complete case study on the matter. The hearing featured witnesses to address the constitutionality of states taking action to protect workers, the scientific evidence to support the bill, the fairness of the proposed legislation, ample evidence of the need for swift action, and the enormity of constituent support for the law. The hearing also highlighted the source and reasons for opposition.

Constitutionality

Is it constitutionally permissible for states to ban employers from enforcing vaccine mandates?

Longtime U.S. Representative Dr. Ron Paul of Texas was noted for pointing out that any bill he considered first had to pass a test of constitutionality. If Congress didn’t have authority under the Constitution to act, he didn’t need to read the rest of the bill. Dr. Paul thus became affectionately known as “Dr. No” by constitutionalists who appreciated his principled stand.  

Likewise, regarding the issue of states banning employers from forcing vaccine mandates upon their employees, the lawfulness of state prohibitions of such policies has come into some debate among conservative and libertarian thinkers. 

Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, for example, has come out strongly in opposition to protecting workers from vaccine mandates. “When leaders overstep their authority, that is how we break this country, and if government starts acting unconstitutionally, even if it’s doing something that we like, that’s a dangerous path to walk down,” she said. “It is not conservative to grow government and to tell businesses what to do and how to treat their employees.”

Constitutional expert William Wagner, a former federal judge, past legal counsel to the U.S. Senate, and distinguished professor emeritus of the University of Florida and Western Michigan Law School, strongly disagrees with Governor Noem’s constitutional analysis. In the Michigan hearing on H.B. 4471, Wagner specifically gave the proposed legislation a constitutional endorsement.

Wagner points out that states have significant legislative powers regarding the health, safety, and welfare of the population. This is clearly differentiated from the limited and enumerated powers granted to the national government by the U.S. Constitution. State governments have much broader “police powers.” Wagner testified that “the law is rationally related to a legitimate government purpose” and cited provisions of the Michigan Constitution. The cited provisions of the Michigan Constitution that empower the legislature to act in this area are prevalent in other state or commonwealth constitutions throughout the United States.      

State laws on safety conditions in the workplace, maximum number of hours of regular pay before overtime pay applies, mandatory opportunities for lunch breaks, and similar types of regulatory provisions are commonplace and accepted, even in South Dakota. Accordingly, prohibiting an employer from forcing an employee to inject something into his or her body seems like an odd place for Governor Noem to cling to laissez-faire principles.  

Wagner points out that the proposed law is legally beneficial to businesses as well, because the practical enforcement of vaccine mandates could well lead to ruinous litigation resulting from infringement of sincerely held religious beliefs and medical exceptions that exist in federal law, as further detailed in a related article from The New American.

Scientific Evidence      

Any suggestion that vaccines are not 100-percent safe, 100-percent effective, and perfectly suitable for all people of all ages is a sure way to get banned by Facebook or YouTube. The same media sources that trumpet this vaccine myth are pushing the narrative that “Bunker Joe” won the 2020 election in what they claim was the fairest, most secure election in the history of all elections. Anyone not infected with a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome is rightfully skeptical. Not unlike the election analogy, evidence as to the potential dangers of the mRNA vaccine is both clear and abundant and the basis for skepticism is well founded.

Dr. Christina Parks holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan Medical School. Testifying in favor of H.B. 4471, Dr. Parks stated, “Vaccine requirements and mandates are based upon the faulty assumption that the vaccine in question prevents transmission of the pathogen.” Regarding the mRNA vaccines, she points out “they were never designed to do that.” Dr. Parks further cites the July 30 media statement from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky that new data demonstrates that “Delta infection resulted in similarly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated people.” Dr. Parks states that policy cannot be based upon “the hope of what we think something will do or want it to do,” but rather “what the data actually tells us.”

Citing new peer-reviewed scientific data on the Delta variant of COVID, Dr. Parks pointed out that the vaccines are geared to a different virus. And the medical evidence is clear that the nature of the mRNA vaccine is such that not only does it not prevent infection by the Delta variant, but people who are vaccinated and then infected with the Delta variant are at “increased risk” of even more severe reactions and potential for hospitalization than an unvaccinated person.    

Dr. Parks further pointed out that “as a Ph.D., I am a member of the most vaccine hesitant group” because “as Ph.D.’s we actually know how to read peer reviewed scientific studies.” Dr. Parks, who is herself black, also notes that “70% of African-Americans have not taken this vaccine.  Why? Because they don’t trust their government.” The reasons for distrust provided include the CDC’s “Tuskegee Experiment” and the 2012 incident in which whistleblower William Thompson revealed that the CDC shredded evidence that the guidelines for the MMR vaccine caused increased rates of autism in black male children. Concluding this thought, Dr. Parks notes that since black people have good cause to distrust the CDC, employer vaccine mandates in the workplace could have an overtly racist impact of excluding the black population from the workforce and educational opportunities.

Dr. James Neuenschwander, M.D., is a board-certified physician with 30 years of experience in integrated and emergency medicine. Dr. Neuenschwander’s testimony in support of H.B. 4471 addressed the safety of the vaccines and the medical justification of the vaccine. Citing the studies published relating to the Pfizer vaccine, the doctor pointed out that the rate of severe side effects of the vaccine were 10.7 percent for minors and 8.8 percent for adults. “These are the kind of side effects that knock you off your feet, keep you in bed, keep you from participating in life.” The rate of severe side effects in the mRNA vaccine is more than double the rate of the worst of non-mRNA vaccines.     

What about the worst side effect — death? “The answer is we just don’t know.… The studies are too small.” However, Dr. Neuenschwander cited the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, which is co-sponsored by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  It is widely accepted that vaccine injuries are significantly under-reported to VAERS, but historical data is useful and reporting in VAERS has shaped public policy in the past.

Over the course of the entire history of VAERS, from its inception in 1991 to 2019, there were a total of 9,864 total vaccine-related deaths reported, sourced from all vaccines given in that time frame. In comparison, in only eight months there have been a reported 12,791 deaths from just the mRNA COVID vaccines. Other major side effects short of death, ranging from dangerous blood clots to miscarriages, are occurring at a similarly high rate when compared to other vaccines. Concluding on this point, the doctor stated, “Remember we will be using a potentially dangerous medical product on otherwise healthy people.”  

Turning next to the medical justification for the vaccine, Dr. Neuenschwander again cited the studies used to approve the mRNA vaccines. With all the media attention given to the notion that vaccines stop or at least slow down transmission of the virus, one would think that this point would have been studied at length. If you made that assumption, you would be wrong. In fact, according to the CDC’s own paperwork on that critical point, there is “no data available.”  Shockingly, this information was not even required of the pharmaceutical companies, and there was no attempt to collect the information. Dr. Neuenschwander pointed out that his 10-year-old nephew had to be tested weekly to play little-league baseball, but apparently this same requirement was too much to ask of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. Further, the doctor points out that in Israel, where mass vaccinations have been caried out with ruthless efficiency, the vaccine failure rate has been found to be as high as 60 percent. Lastly, the doctor notes that the clinical studies to approve the vaccines specifically excluded pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions. Yet despite this omission, the vaccine mandates would apply equally to them.         

Worse than just failing to stop the transmission of COVID, Dr. Neuenschwander blames the mass-vaccination program for the creation of the new variants of the virus. “It is not the unvaccinated that are creating the new [vaccine-resistant] strains, it’s the vaccinated ones that are.” Worse yet, vaccinated persons are more likely to be asymptomatic “super spreaders,” as the scientific data is conclusive that both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons carry the same viral load.    

Dr. Neuenschwander concluded with a study of 265,000 persons who were infected with COVID and found that overall reinfection rate was less than 0.1 percent. This study was consistent with others, including one done at Cleveland Clinic. Accordingly, given the efficacy of natural immunity, the idea of forcibly inoculating these people with a potentially dangerous vaccine is just plain stupid.

Alternative Measures

Dr. Avery Jackson, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon with more than 20 years of experience. This doctor points out that physicians taking medical directives on how to treat their patients from governmental authorities is not just wrong, not just contrary to the Hippocratic Oath, but illegal. In testimony, Dr. Jackson went through the Nuremberg code of medical ethics to painfully and methodically lay out how each point has been violated by the current mass-vaccination program. This code of ethics was established in the wake of World War II due to the horrors of the medical experiments performed in Nazi concentration camps. Dr. Jackson juxtaposes all these issues with the fact that the pharmaceutical companies are relieved from liability from vaccine injuries. 

Noting that not everyone who has back pain should have spinal surgery, Dr. Jackson next turns to the issue of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine: “The vaccine can kill or hurt you, let’s do this first.” Dr. Jackson suggests that it makes far more sense to use conservative, non-invasive treatments first. He points out his clinical experience having people recover from COVID and the fact that peer-reviewed studies from around the world support the use of these “FDA approved drugs with a proven safety profile.” The doctor laments how the scientific data on these treatment modalities has been suppressed: “It’s loaded with malfeasance.”   

Dr. Jim Culver, M.D., is a double board-certified physician trained at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Culver is not an “anti-vaxxer” and has personally received many different types of vaccines. Dr. Culver has had personal experience with two patients who have died from the COVID vaccine and another whose blood platelet count dropped so significantly that he nearly died as well. Conversely, Dr. Culver has had 40 patients with COVID whom he treated with ivermectin. In every case, the patients recovered well with no complications. In concluding his remarks, Dr. Culver stated, “If Dr. Fauci had a patent on Ivermectin, I’m sure that would be his number one recommendation”        

Follow the Money

Dr. Moehanid Talia, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine and has been on the COVID front line since the inception of the pandemic. His experience with the virus inspired him to explore its origins. What he found shocked him. He notes that the virus started with a concept known as “gain of function,” the process of taking a virus from an animal and manipulating it so that it will impact humans. In the case of COVID, he notes that that the virus started in a bat and then scientists used ferrets to adapt it to humans. Ferrets have the same ACE 2 (Angiotensin-converting enzyme) receptors as humans. From that point, Dr. Talia discovered the research of Dr. David E. Martin, Ph.D., and sought to verify the same. Dr. Talia concurs with Dr. Martin that there has been a process of over 120 patents scattered over 20 years that has resulted in the creation of what we know today to be SARS CoV-2. Dr. Talia noted that there are three specific points of evidence that prove this point: 1) the cleavage site for the SARS COVID virus, 2) the spike protein, and 3) the ACE 2 binding site. Records further conclusively show that the vast portion of the funding on this research was approved by NIAID under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dr. Talia then connected Dr. Fauci’s contact at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Ralph Baric, to the Wuhan Virology Lab in China.    

This recount of the history of COVID through “gain of function” research by Dr. Talia was the introduction to more startling information: “Pfizer made $3.5 billion dollars in the first quarter of 2021 and projects to make $26 billion by the end of the year. Moderna made $1.75 billion in the first quarter of 2021 and they anticipate that these vaccines will be needed for years to come.” 

Understanding the Opposition        

The lone opponent to testify against H.B. 4471 was Brad Williams from the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Williams stated that the legislation “represents big government overreach” and called the measure a “one-size-fits-all” attempt to deal with COVID. Williams claimed that it is far better for federal and state regulators, not elected officials, to set health and safety standards. While not citing any data to support his position, Williams claimed that may workers are sitting at home and not working because they fear going to a workplace with unvaccinated co-workers. He suggested that he represented business owners of all types, but as pointed out by Representative Gary Eisen, himself a small business owner, the money behind the Chamber’s testimony seemed to be more concentrated in big business. Commented Representative Eisen, “none of these guys asked my opinion!”

Nationwide, opposition to bills similar to Michigan’s H.B. 4471 has been spearheaded by “woke” corporations operating through front organizations such as chambers of commerce and radical leftist politicians and activists. In many respects, this coalition mirrors the same conglomerate of big-business and leftist radicals that promotes unlimited illegal immigration and amnesty. For big business, it is an opportunity to exploit labor and for the radical Left, it is an opportunity to exert control and further destroy any notions of individual liberties.

Aiding and abetting this coalition is President Joe Biden, who announced on September 9 that “the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees, that together employ over 80 million workers, to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.” Should this rule be implemented, it would be blatantly unconstitutional, and many governors have already announced that they would resist the federal overreach. Yet even in cases where employers impose vaccine mandates because the federal government tells them to, employees who do not want the jab may still respond by submitting a religious exemption

Freedom Is the Cure 

Concerned citizens must understand that freedom is not a spectator sport. While state legislators in many states clearly see the need to pass legislation that prohibits vaccine mandates, it is not prudent to simply assume they will get the necessary laws passed without significant grass-roots activism. Dedicated patriots are needed, and here is the game plan: Seek out pending legislation in your state that accomplishes the goal of prohibiting vaccine mandates. Understand that some currently proposed laws are sufficient, and some are too weak. In either case, make a point of contacting the bill’s sponsor. 

If there is no pending legislation in your state, make calls and create relationships to find a sponsor. Perhaps host a town hall on the issue. Work with the sponsor to build grass-roots support for a good bill with amendments as necessary to make sure it has the necessary provisions to make a difference. Organize phone calls and put constant pressure on committee members to see the bill through to a floor vote in both houses of your state legislature. If and when hearings occur, make sure they are well-known and well-attended by fellow patriots. 

Lastly, never forget to make sure prayer is an important part of your recipe for success.

Afghans First, Americans Second in Virginia Hospitals

Americans Turned Away from Virginia Hospitals Because of Influx of Afghan Evacuees

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/09/13/americans-turned-away-from-virginia-hospitals-because-of-influx-of-afghan-evacuees-n1478206;

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

Old Joe Biden’s handlers are bringing 94,000 Afghan evacuees into the United States, at the cost of $6.4 billion of your money. The overall cost, however, may end up being even higher than that, and even the establishment media’s most committed far-Left propaganda organs are noticing. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that “[t]he mass arrival of Afghan evacuees last month, many in need of medical care, wreaked havoc on Northern Virginia’s hospital system — prompting a regional emergency response group to assume oversight after one hospital became overwhelmed with patients and federal officials lost track of where some Afghans were hospitalized, officials said.”

This has involved the denial of care to Americans: “a hospital near the Dulles Expo Center that federal officials designated as a go-to spot for medical treatment began running out of available beds, forcing the hospital to turn away non-Afghan patients who weren’t in need of critical care, said Nickerson, who also directs the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance and declined to name the hospital.”

Here in a nutshell is the America-Last policy of Biden’s handlers: America’s infrastructure is crumbling, there are many people in need right here, working Americans are laboring under a tax burden that is already crushing and is about to get worse, and, as all this is going on, migrants are given priority over Americans for medical care and the American taxpayer is expected to foot the bill. “Area leaders have been asking the Biden administration to pay for the mounting cost of keeping track of the hospitalized evacuees and for giving them rides back to the Dulles Expo Center — where they have been temporarily housed — after a federal contractor took hours to retrieve some of the evacuees who were ready to be discharged.” In that sentence, “Biden administration” means hardworking Americans who have jobs and work hard to support their families while also paying for the resettlement and heathcare of Afghan evacuees, among whom is an unknowable number of jihad terrorists.

Kristin Nickerson, executive director of the Northern Virginia Emergency Response System, said: “Our hospitals are already almost at capacity. It’s not like they have tons of free beds available. We are still in the middle of a pandemic.” Oh yeah, that’s right, that pandemic for which Biden’s handlers are mandating vaccinations, except for migrants crossing the Southern border. Will the Afghan evacuees have to get the vaccine while they’re in hospitals for their free taxpayer-funded health care? The Post didn’t deign to say.

Nickerson added: “We normally wouldn’t be part of a refugee response effort.” But in this case, of course, nothing was planned in advance. General Mark Milley’s thoroughly modern military was far too busy implementing critical race theory and rooting Trump supporters out of the ranks all summer to concern itself with formulating a coherent plan for withdrawing from Afghanistan, including plans to deal with an Afghan refugee influx that was all but inevitable given the popularity and strength of the Taliban within the country, the likelihood of the fall of the Afghan national government, and Biden’s handlers’ desire to bring in as many new Democratic party voters as possible. And so now there is, among so many snafus, yet another totally preventable one in Virginia.

Related: Why Glenn Youngkin Will Be Virginia’s Next Governor

Asked about the crush in the state’s hospitals, Virginia Senator Mark R. Warner’s office issued soothing platitudes: “Senator Warner will continue to do everything he can to ensure that Virginia’s hospitals — many of which are already strained with covid-19 patients — have the resources they need to care for our communities.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Blackface) had his office throw in some platitudes of their own: “We are proud of the incredible work our localities and state agencies have done to welcome evacuees, and we look forward to continuing to coordinate with the federal government.”

No one, meanwhile, made any statement, even a platitude-filled one, about taking care of the Americans who were denied health care in Virginia recently because the hospitals were too crowded with Afghan evacuees. Who cares about them? To put Americans first in America is so…Trumpian, so declassé, so against diversity and tolerance and everything that is good. They’re just going to have to suffer and pay in to care for those refugees. In the end, the glorious mosaic of the multicultural society that is created will make all their sacrifice worth it. Won’t it?

CNN Poll Provides Insight Into Anti-Biden Chants Erupting at Stadiums Nationwide

BY STACEY LENNOX

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For the last two weekends, videos have gone viral of large crowds at college football games chanting “F**k Biden.” Others have shown hecklers at his in-person events yelling the phrase, and the hashtag #FBiden trended on Twitter. The stain of the botched Afghanistan withdrawal collided with the emotional 20th anniversary of the  9/11 attacks. The self-inflicted wound the administration foisted on America is not just open. It is starting to fester. Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan, and the State Department has told our Afghan allies to ask the United Nations for help with the evacuation.

To distract from the horror show and national security issues they have created, the administration pivoted to COVID-19. On Thursday, President Biden announced an unprecedented vaccine mandate in a speech that was astonishingly divisive. The last two weeks also produced disappointing jobs numbers, predictions of rising food prices, and an 8.3% increase in producer prices for August. Americans have a lot to be concerned about.

CNN poll released on Friday shows that Americans are concerned and angry. Despite a D+6 sample, the results are a cause for concern if you are a Democrat running in 2022. In previous iterations of the same poll, some reported having no opinion on Biden’s handling of the presidency, the economy, and COVID-19. Now it appears that no one is undecided. Even with an oversampling of Democrats, Biden’s overall approval is only 52%. On the economy, only 51% say things are going well. Even COVID-19 only earned 56%, a 10-point decline from April.

Related: Democrat Strategist Has an Ominous Warning for His Party in 2022

Only 31% of Americans overall say things are going well right now, with just 2% saying they are going very well. In October of 2020, 39% of Americans felt things were going well even amid the pandemic. Before COVID-19, a majority believed so. COVID-19 and the economy were the top issues for respondents. Seventy-seven percent report that they are worried about the economy, and 70% are concerned about the pandemic. Inflation and rising costs are the top economic concerns. Concerns about the risk of crime also jumped 20 points year-over-year, increasing to 57%.

The fact that 74% of respondents report being angry could be the result of 69% saying the government in Washington, D.C., does not represent them well. Americans are engaged in what the government is doing, with 55% reporting they engage with news and information about politics daily. These findings indicate that the answers to the discontent in the country are not likely to come from the federal government. It may also be why we see increasing conflict at the local level. School board meetings, city councils, and other regional boards are seeing much higher engagement in many areas of the country.

Biden heard the chants and commented on them when a reporter asked him about the ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on 9/11. In mumbling remarks behind a black mask while outdoors, he said, “What would the people who died be thinking? They think it makes sense to be doing this kinda thing where you ride down the street and see a sign that says, ‘F so-and-so’”? Maybe Biden needs to look in a mirror.

Related: Trump Embraced by Cops, Firemen, and Sports Fans as ‘F Biden’ Sweeps the Nation

Biden told us America was back. He entered the White House with promises of unity, declaring he would defeat COVID-19. For the last eight months, Biden has presided over a Department of Justice, FBI, and military that are entirely politicized. He stands idly by while Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats attempt to paint half the country as domestic terrorists. For the last 25 days, the seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths was greater than the same date in 2020. Our allies are wondering if America is a reliable partner, and our enemies are gloating.

Instead of taking responsibility for any of this, Biden deflects and blames others: The COVID-19 surge is the fault of unvaccinated Americans, even though we know vaccinated individuals can become infected and spread the virus. His Afghanistan disaster is President Trump’s fault. And Biden continues to push a $3.5 trillion budget that will send inflation through the roof. These numbers will get worse before they get better, and there are more than three years left to endure.

Forced Vaccinations Are an Abomination to the American Way

BY SARAH CORRIHER-I'm The Crusader Gal, a conservative, writer, political commentator, video producer, and author.

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Both government and corporations have begun exalting mandatory injections as a kind of moral good, in a perverse ritual that they refer to as “science”, but which cannot be, for science does not fear investigation or criticism. As someone who provides political commentary regularly, I now receive messages from people who are genuinely afraid. Many have been given an impossible choice: lose their jobs and thus their ability to provide for their families, or accept a medical procedure that they do not trust, and risk their ability to provide permanently.

Of course, the majority of people who have thus far accepted COVID ‘vaccinations’ (a word which was recently redefined) have survived the injections, but that isn’t true for everyone. It’s impossible to get a clear picture of how many people have died from the COVID injections at a time when thousands of deaths sometimes disappear from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting database (VAERS). The raw number of how many people have been left with life-altering disabilities will likewise be muddied, because for all of the screeching about “following the science”, the data that should inform scientific opinion has itself been politicized. We don’t know the long-term impacts of the various injections, all of which were rushed to market with minimal testing, and many of which are still being tested by the very government that assures us of their safety.

The unparalleled politicization of this vaccination program leads us to have reason to question how many side effects and deaths are reported to VAERS at all. Even in a normal year, with a normal vaccine, it’s relatively uncommon for side effects to be reported, according to the U.S. Department of Health:

Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health.

— Report commissioned by the US Department of Health (before COVID)

Elitists in government tell us without irony that we cannot have an exact number of deaths from these vaccines, because those causalities are complex, yet it’s verboten to ask about the validity of official COVID deaths. Those deaths somehow lack complexity.

There’s Something More Than Science

The unprecedented edict of mandatory vaccination for the bulk of America’s workforce and her children is clearly unrelated to science and health. However, missing from the collective conversation is a recognition that even if the science were clear, a policy of forced medical treatment would still be wrong.

Imagine that a virus existed which was wildly more dangerous than the one we actually face. Let’s presume that 20% of the people who became infected would die, and that a vaccine was available that was reasonably safe. One could, from a public health perspective, more readily justify the decision to erode the rights of the populace in order to protect them. One could justify sacrificing their freedoms for their safety. Of course, there would not be a need in such a scenario, for mandates only serve to force the public to do that which they are unwilling.

It’s always a dangerous game when we explore the limits of what we can justify — freedom, rights, and Christian morality be damned. That’s because we can justify almost anything, given enough time. That’s especially true of large bodies of people who hold no individual accountability (governments). The more power they have, the more they exert.

The governments of the Twentieth Century mustered a combined death toll that ought to shock the conscience, as their policies led tens of millions to untimely deaths, whether by famine or genocide (with some overlap), both of which were justified as being for the good of some collective. Supervillains don’t exist in comic book form in the real world. Nobody wants to face the mirror and see a villain in the reflection. It’s part of the human condition to justify our most malevolent actions under the facade of altruism. When the mentally ill were forcibly sterilized, and that was deemed legal by the U.S. Supreme Court, the justification was always the good of society. When America and Europe engaged in eugenics in the early Twentieth Century, its most ardent supporters saw themselves not as villains but as heroes, protecting society from the inferior individual, to produce a better tomorrow.

At some point, a moral people must pause for long enough to recognize the smallest minority, who can most easily be extinguished by the unscrupulous who hide behind the veneer of a collective good: the individual. It is the individual who suffers now as he seeks to take care of his family in an environment that forces him to make an impossible choice, one that may have grave consequences. For some like him, the vaccine will have permanent, life-destroying consequences. This is true of even the safest drugs. If he were to die as a result of this imposition, his family would be forced to try to survive without him thereafter.

In the West, not too long ago, we recognized the dignity of the individual and his right to make decisions that would impact his body. We held this to be a sacred right, regardless of whether we agreed with the wisdom of the individual choice. Adults regularly engage in high-risk recreational activities that an objective observer would recommend against. None of us are free if we do not have the freedom to do what others will not, or to refuse to do what has become the norm.

Hitherto recently, an American employer would be reticent to even ask about the medical decisions of his employees, but that norm was quickly replaced with an audacious sense of obligation to mandate those medical decisions under threat of destitution. Previously, the same employer would have feared running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which attempts to maintain the dignity of encumbered peoples by ensuring that employers and businesses cannot harass them about their unique difficulties (or their medical choices).

Now, the employer is not simply paying his employee for a service well done, in a simple exchange of time for funds. The employer is much more. Through the consent and even encouragement of government, he has become the enforcer; a tyrant in his own right, exerting his will and the will of the state against the employee. We barely have need for the jack-booted thugs of the despotic regimes of old, when those contractual relationships that previously undergirded a free society have been transformed into the instruments of our own enslavement.

If military force were to be used to inject the populace, most Americans would find resistance to be acceptable and even dutiful. The elitists in government know this. Instead, the individual must battle against his own employer or supervisor, who is likely the person that previously gave him the very employment that is now dangled before him, if only he should surrender his autonomy, dignity, and freedom.

There is a time when resistance becomes duty. Almost all believe that to be true. We simply draw lines in different places. Surely, however, if there is a line to be drawn somewhere, it must be drawn at forcible medical experimentation under threat of man’s starvation, along with his family. If we are a moral people at all, surely that horror is worth resisting.

In what might seem to be a stroke of irony, the easiest way to defend the individual is for the masses to rise, and to refuse to comply. It’s for employers to refuse to enforce evil edicts en mass, and for employees to band together and refuse to accept medical experimentation. In a resounding voice, people must be willing to say “No”, before the camps are built.

Trump paid visits and respects to New York City first responders on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and received rousing applause after his talks. Biden was a no-show.

Biden, still reeling from a tragically handled evacuation of Afghanistan in which 13 troops were killed by a suicide bomber, was recently heckled and mocked as he toured parts of New Jersey and New York, typically Democrat strongholds, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. People greeted him with “F Biden” signs. Some Americans shouted their obscenity-laced opinions about the job Biden is doing. One yelled, “Resign, you tyrant!”

Trump Embraced by Cops, Firemen, and Sports Fans as 'F Biden' Sweeps the Nation

BY KEVIN DOWNEY JR.

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/09/12/trump-embraced-by-cops-firemen-and-sports-fans-as-f-biden-sweeps-the-nation-n1477991;

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Election audits are gaining ground in swing states, Biden’s popularity is plummeting, “F Biden” is trending on Twitter, and Trump is lauded and applauded everywhere he goes. Take the hint, Joe: No one wants you around.

On his ride to visit  Shanksville, Penn., as part of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, poor Joe passed a sign that said, “F— Joe Biden.” He then used that to make the Sept. 11 memorial all about his battered ego.

Meanwhile, at the Holyfield-Belfort bout, boxing fans go crazy for a tanned and relaxed President Trump.

Gropey Joe isn’t nearly as popular with sports fans.

“F Biden” was even trending on Twitter for a while. It might still be trending, I wouldn’t put it past Twitter to take it down to hide the fact that people are growing sick of groggy Joe.

Trump paid visits and respects to New York City first responders on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and received rousing applause after his talks. Biden was a no-show.

Biden, still reeling from a tragically handled evacuation of Afghanistan in which 13 troops were killed by a suicide bomber, was recently heckled and mocked as he toured parts of New Jersey and New York, typically Democrat strongholds, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. People greeted him with “F Biden” signs. Some Americans shouted their obscenity-laced opinions about the job Biden is doing. One yelled, “Resign, you tyrant!”

Related: Biden Lies His Head off and Attacks Americans Who Yelled at Him About Afghanistan

This was the same tour during which Biden said the word “tornado” is outdated.

“Looks like a tornado — they don’t call them that anymore — that hit the crops and wetlands in the middle of the country.”

This marks the second weekend in a row in which sports fans, particularly college-aged young adults, have lashed out at Biden. Let’s see if we can’t make this last for the entire football season.

6 Problems With Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Address

"Military response teams." Really?

I am perplexed by Biden’s statement that he has authorized the deployment of “Surge Response Teams”made up of “experts” in part from the Defense Department.  He will also double the number of “Military Health Teams.”

BY REGGIE LITTLEJOHN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/09/6-problems-bidens-covid-address-frontpagemagcom/;

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I found Biden’s six-point Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate address to be highly concerning in six respects:
 1) He completely ignores the science demonstrating that natural immunity gained by having recovered from Covid is far superior to the immunity gained from the vaccines.  How many of the 80 million unvaccinated Americans have already recovered from Covid?  

2)  His analysis makes no sense.  He says, “We need to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated.” If the vaccine works, if it provides protection, then why do the vaccinated need to be protected from the unvaccinated?

3)  His address employs the language of vaccine shaming: “I am frustrated with the 80 million Americans who refuse to be vaccinated . . . those blocking public health . . . We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin . . .”  Many people have valid reasons not to be vaccinated and do not deserve to be demonized in this way.  

4)  I am perplexed by Biden’s statement that he has authorized the deployment of “Surge Response Teams”made up of “experts” in part from the Defense Department.  He will also double the number of “Military Health Teams.” What exactly are “Surge Response Teams” and “Military Response Teams”?  I thought “surge” strategies were supposed to be deployed by our military against our enemies, not against Americans who have chosen not to be vaccinated.  Why does the Defense Department and the military have to be deployed on U.S. soil to “help” people with a virus?  Why do “Surge Response Teams” and “Military Response Teams” remind me of the Chinese Communist Party’s “Strike Hard” campaigns and “Family Planning Police”?  Biden needs to define clearly the powers and limitations of these “Teams.”

5)  Biden says nothing about exemptions.  What about people who have legitimate religious or medical reasons for not taking the vaccine? 

6)  Finally, Biden completely sidesteps the critical issue of how these sweeping vaccine mandates will be enforced.  What will his next step be:  mandating digital vaccine passports?   These passports can incorporate the same functionality as China’s Social Credit System, and in the wrong hands, can be used as tools of mass surveillance and totalitarian control.  

Please sign our petition to stop vaccine passports at StopVaxPassports.org.

Reggie Littlejohn is President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers.

 

See this week’s top interviews with Zach Vorhies, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Mark Grenon, Brad Harris and more

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-09-12-top-interviews-with-zach-vorhies-dr-christiane-northrup-mark-grenon-brad-harris.html;

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(Natural News) All my interviews run first on Brighteon.TV, so be sure to check there for new interview content each day (along with dozens of other amazing hosts and guests). This past week, I posted interviews with Dr. Christiane Northrup, Zach Vorhies (the “Google whistleblower”), Mark Grenon (advocate for chlorine dioxide) and Brad Harris (Full Spectrum Survival).

These interviews will help keep you fully informed as America descends into a medical police state, complete with outrageous levels of medical censorship and media lies. Those who watch the mainstream media are misinformed, as the media is deliberately lying to people on a daily basis. But those who tune into alternative media are getting the truth like never before:

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Brad Harris from Full Spectrum Survival discusses pointers for affordable prepping and survival for those who don’t have a ton of excess cash:

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Dr. Christiane Northrup joins me to cover spirituality, mass obedience, and why so many “new age” thinkers are failing to address the reality of the current situation:

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Mark Grenon joins me from a prison in Bogota, Colombia, where he has been held captive by orders of the FDA (via the US State Dept) for daring to promote chlorine dioxide as a treatment:

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Zach Vorhies, the “Google whistleblower,” offers an urgent warning for humanity, revealing how Google plans to decimate the human race and dominate everything. ‘Whatever you think Google is doing,” Zach told me during the interview, “it’s far worse.”

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The ACLU Goes To War Against Pandemic Civil Rights

After fighting for civil rights, it discovered that fighting against civil rights pays better.

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/09/aclu-goes-war-against-pandemic-civil-rights-daniel-greenfield/;

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

Six years ago, the ACLU challenged a school vaccine mandate bill in California.

COVID-19 was only a gleam in the eye of some Wuhan University of Virology lab workers, if even that, and the vaccines in question were the more ordinary kind most children have.

Even so, the ACLU argued that children have a right to a public education and can't be barred from school based on whether they're vaccinated or not. The civil rights groups also questioned the idea that the state has a "compelling interest" in requiring vaccinations.

America has changed since and so has the ACLU.

In a New York Times op-ed, the ACLU's national legal director and the director of its religious freedom program falsely claim that, "far from compromising civil liberties, vaccine mandates actually further civil liberties".

Arguing that taking away some people’s civil liberties protects everyone’s rights isn’t a new argument. It’s just the argument that the ACLU spent its entire history militantly opposing.

The ACLU tries to disguise its radical shift by wrapping it in identity politics and contending that forcing people to get vaccinated protects "the most vulnerable among us, including people with disabilities and fragile immune systems, children too young to be vaccinated and communities of color hit hard by the disease."

But young black men, the group that the ACLU had claimed to be advocating for last year, are the most likely to be fired or segregated due to vaccine mandates.

The ACLU wants to protect black people by taking away their civil rights.

But the ACLU isn’t just turning civil liberties on its head, it’s contradicting its own positions.

In 2002, the ACLU had opposed mandatory smallpox vaccinations of first responders during a pandemic. It further warned that employees who refuse to be vaccinated should be protected from retaliation. 

"Smallpox vaccine has risks and getting vaccinated is not a choice to be made lightly -- but in America, it should certainly be a choice," the ACLU's Technology and Liberty director had argued.

Choice. In America. Go figure.

The ACLU had even produced an entire Pandemic Preparedness pamphlet which warned against a public health model that “assumes that we must trade liberty for security” resulting in “pandemic prevention” that takes “aggressive, coercive actions against those who are sick.”

The pamphlet further warned that “the CDC’s plan would have set us back even further. It applied its penalties to people who did not have any contagious disease and to people who would never expose anyone else to disease. Moreover, it included provisions to make all public health personnel, and those acting under their orders, immune from liability for any injury—even if forced vaccination or other mandated treatments killed the patient.” Who would have thought?

After a long history of opposing forced treatment and coercive medical measures, including mandatory swine flu vaccines for health care workers in New York, and flu shots and HPV vaccines for children in Rhode Island,  the ACLU is completely on board with vaccine mandates.

Having turned civil liberties on its head, the ACLU now argues that, “The real threat to civil liberties comes from states banning vaccine and mask mandates.”

And, indeed, the ACLU is suing states who ban schools from forcing children to wear masks.

The real threat from civil liberties now comes from championing civil liberties. The old ACLU is a threat to the new ACLU which redefines civil liberties as the deprivation of civil liberties.

There is a surreal hypocrisy in the ACLU abandoning all its old beliefs to argue that "rights are not absolute" and that there are "justifiable intrusion(s) on autonomy and bodily integrity" for the public good.

The ACLU hasn’t discovered some exciting new legal principle to justify its switch.

It was fighting the threat of possible smallpox vaccine mandates under the Bush administration because, as everyone at the ACLU understood at the time, Bush was the new Hitler. It fought childhood vaccine mandates because many of the concerned mothers were ACLU liberals.

But beyond the political shifts, the ACLU has largely discarded any interest in civil rights as a legal theory to become another interchangeable leftist pressure group with lawyers. The New York Times op-ed is the work of people who can’t even be bothered to define civil rights, but who understand that their donor base is currently agitated about pandemic identity politics.

And the ACLU has to show that it’s fighting their cultural enemies and destroying them.

The old ACLU won respect because it stuck to its principles, defending Nazis and other evil people to show that a free society could work as long as civil liberties were protected. All of that has long since gone out the window and the ACLU’s endorsement of vaccine mandates is long overdue as part of its shift from principled liberalism to unprincipled lawfare culture wars.

If it doesn’t fundraise off forcing children to wear masks and young black men to get vaccinated, the ACLU’s leadership understands that some other leftist organization will beat it to the punch.

It’s hard to have legal principles when you have no principles of any other kind.

And yet the old ACLU’s arguments about the dangers of criminalizing disease made a good deal of sense. That was the same organization that wisely warned against making people, instead of the disease, into the enemy.

That is exactly what leftists have done, dividing Americans, instead of uniting them.

But the ACLU knows quite well that there’s a lot more money to be made on division than there is on arguing for general principles and rights that apply to everyone across the board.

President Trump’s victory led to a massive surge in online donations to the former civil rights group. In the weeks after he won, over $15 million in online donations rolled in. In one weekend after he took office, the ACLU gasped as $24 million in cash showered into its coffers.

That was six times its annual donation total.

The ACLU looked at that river of resistance cash, dived in like a petty criminal who suddenly realizes that he could be raking in millions instead of thousands, and never looked back.

“To some degree, civil rights and civil liberties is a cyclical business,” the ACLU’s national legal director who authored the pro-vaccine mandate op-ed, argued. “We need to convince people that is a long-term business.”

There was a time when the ACLU wasn’t any kind of business. Now, like the Southern Poverty Law Center, it’s in the civil rights business and that’s the business of selling out rights for cash.

The ACLU didn’t just abandon its opposition to vaccine mandates. It’s largely jettisoned its interest in civil rights. Instead, it’s reinventing opposition to civil rights as the new civil rights.

Before it defended vaccine mandates as taking away civil liberties from some to protect others, it was defending speech bans that would protect “marginalized groups”.

Within a few years, the ACLU had gone from championing free speech to balancing the “impact of the proposed speech and the impact of its suppression.”

After an entire history of arguing that larger problems don’t justify the abolition of individual civil liberties, the ACLU now contends that abolishing the liberties of individuals actually protects collective welfare when there is some sort of general crisis like a pandemic or hurt feelings.

These days the ACLU argues that not only must liberty be traded for security, but that security is liberty. And that depriving people of liberty for security is actually a defense of liberty.

Except it doesn’t like the word, “liberty”, it prefers the ambiguity of “rights” which can be things that the government and corporations seek to protect you from for your own good.

Orwellian arguments are on point for a civil rights organization co-founded by a Communist sympathizer who had argued that "If I aid the reactionaries to get free speech" it was only to create a Communist dictatorship and when that dictatorship is "achieved, as it has been only in the Soviet Union, I am for maintaining it by any means whatever." And after a long career of civil liberties, the ACLU has come around to the position of “maintaining it by any means whatever."

And it also gets to pig out on the much larger sums of money from the “maintainers” of tyranny.

But there isn’t even the pretense anymore that the resistance is to President Trump or to some authority. Even the ACLU’s mask mandates were disguised as attacks on Republican governors. But arguing for a vaccine mandate isn’t a resistance to authority, it’s authority.

The ACLU has become the authoritarians it always claimed to be fighting against. After generations of fighting for civil rights, it discovered that fighting against civil rights pays better.

Stop Hiding the September 11 Terrorists’ Motivation: ISLAM

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/stop-hiding-the-september-11-terrorists-motivations-islam/

EXCERPTS: 

“Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” – Last words from the cockpit of hijacked Flight 93.

The Muslim terrorists who carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks were forthright in explaining and reiterating, at length, that both their inspirations and their aspirations were, first and foremost, done in the name of Allah and for the cause of Islam and Islamic law worldwide. 

While many Western Muslims and their prominent left-wing sympathizers have pretended that Islam had nothing to do with the 9-11, the Muslim terrorists’ own words suggest otherwise.

Furthermore, despite mainstream claims that Osama bin Laden and those involved in the 9-11 attacks had little understanding of their own religion, they all attended mosques religiously and were educated highly versed in Islam. In addition, the terrorists quoted chapters and verses of Islamic scripture, and many made martyrdom videos also quoting their Islamic motivations and aspirations.

Below are the statements by the Islamic terrorists who planned and carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans. While the west refuses to name our enemy, the terrorists clearly credit their motivation, actions, and success to their religion.

September 11th Attacks – Islamic Motives Revealed

9-11 Terrorists “Martyrdom Videos”

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Europe Under Siege

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/europe-under-siege/;

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

The ruling elites in some European countries barely try to maintain their borders, but actively promote the gradual ethnic displacement of the native population.

by Fjordman –  Article reposted with permission

As I write these words, Europe is under siege. An invasion is taking place by land, by sea, and sometimes by air. Nearly every day, migrants show up uninvited in European waters. Sometimes in southern Italian islands such as Lampedusa,[1] other times in Lesbos or other Greek islands near the coast of Turkey, occasionally in Malta or Cyprus, and increasingly in the Canary Islands.

The migrants are sometimes called “refugees” in Western media. Yet many of them are not refugees in any meaningful sense of the word. They come from different countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, or Ghana, where there is no war. The majority are young men of fighting age. When groups of men of military age systematically force their way into another country’s territory, this is an invasion. Not all invasions happen by tanks.

Europe has a turbulent history and has experienced many sieges of castles or cities before. Yet what we are witnessing now is different. This is the siege of an entire continent, one that could last for generations. Many Trojan horses are already inside the gates, and the walls are crumbling.

The global population reached one billion people for the first time around the year 1800, during the early stages of the Industrial Revolution.[2] By then, all major habitable land masses on this planet had been settled by humans. It took all nations and tribes hundreds of thousands of years, from archaic humans such as Homo erectus and the Neanderthals, to reach one billion people. Now, a single continent, Africa, grows by a billion people in a few decades.

Some technologically sophisticated societies such as South Korea or Japan have low birth rates. Meanwhile, backward societies such as Niger or Yemen have high birth rates. Ethiopia will surpass Japan in population within this decade. Meanwhile, Ethiopia experiences tensions with Egypt over the use of water from the Nile River .[3] Egypt, too, has surpassed 100 million inhabitants, mostly crammed into a narrow strip along the Nile.[4]

Overpopulation in parts of Asia and Africa could potentially cause wars over water and other resources in the future. Some of these countries have problems feeding themselves even now.

If we state that 220-230 million people lived on the entire African continent in 1950, this is a reasonably realistic estimate. A single African country, Nigeria, now has a population of nearly 220 million people.[5] And it keeps growing fast. If this population growth continues, Nigeria alone could end up with a population larger than that of the entire European Union.[6] Africa is projected to have a population of perhaps 2.5 billion people by the year 2050.[7] The poorest and least technologically developed continent on this planet will thus have expanded its population ten to eleven times in less than a century. This is clearly not sustainable.

The global population is fast approaching 8 billion people. How many humans will live on this planet by the end of this century? 9 billion people? 10? 11? Or perhaps 12 billion people or more? The estimates vary. Diseases and other disasters may strike, and birth rates fluctuate. Yet countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria will almost certainly have a growing population for many years to come.

Meanwhile, Europe looks like the sick man of the world. Nearly every single European nation has birth rates below replacement level. Europe seems old and tired. The ruling elites in some European countries barely try to maintain their borders, but actively promote the gradual ethnic displacement of the native population. To outsiders, Europe looks wealthy and weak. That is an extremely dangerous combination. It tempts predators who come to plunder. If the European whale is dying, better feast on its carcass now before others do so.

Europe is surrounded on its southern and eastern flanks by societies that fail in almost everything, except producing babies. Even countries that were once considered somewhat sophisticated, such as Lebanon or Tunisia, currently experience economic problems and send migrants to Europe.

A survey from 2020 indicated that nearly half of the young people in North Africa and the Middle East say they are either actively trying to migrate or are considering migrating to another country.[8] In 2018, a Pew Research Center study revealed that two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa’s 1.1 billion people wanted to migrate to Europe or the USA within a five-year period.[9] These regions can send millions of migrants abroad every single year and still grow in population.

The number of people on the move in the world today is far greater than the number of people who moved during what Europeans call the Migration Period in the Early Middle Ages. It is unprecedented in all of human history, aided by modern technology for rapid transportation and communication.

A quick look at these numbers leads to an inescapable conclusion: Europe will probably be under siege for the rest of this century by an endless stream of migrants from dysfunctional countries throughout the global South, especially from the Islamic world and Africa.

Some say we should simply let these migrants in and “integrate” them into our societies. This is totally unrealistic.

First of all, Europe currently suffers from cultural self-loathing and does not have the self-confidence to absorb anybody. Secondly, many of the immigrants have no desire to become like us. And third, many of them have mentalities that differ so much from our own that we may never be able to successfully absorb them. Not even generations or centuries from now. They come from failed societies, and far too many of them recreate these failures in our cities.

This leaves only two possible outcomes to the current invasion and colonization of Europe. Either this invasion continues until Europe has become just as poor and backward as the lands these recent migrants come from. Or Europeans decide to send the invaders back, by force when necessary. Europe must choose to live or die. This choice must be made soon, before it is too late.

Europeans must set aside past grievances among Germans, Poles, French or Italians, among Slavic, Germanic and Celtic peoples, among Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant or atheist. Our common challenge in the coming century will be to preserve Europe as the ancestral homeland of European peoples.

It would have been great if the European Union had led these efforts. Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be the case. The EU often behaves as the anti-European Union: It leaves Europe open to invasion by intruding migrants, and tries to harass or silence native Europeans who oppose this invasion.

Notes:

  1. www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58372455 Europe migrant crisis: More than 500 people rescued off Italian island. August 28, 2021.
  2. www.livescience.com/global-population.html How many people are in the world? January 25, 2021
  3. www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57734885 Egypt accuses Ethiopia of violating law over controversial dam. July 6, 2021
  4. www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-02-17/egypt-s-population-boom-is-no-boon Egypt’s population boom is no boon February 17, 2020.
  5. www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/nigeria/#people-and-society Nigeria, estimated population mid-2021 was 219,463 million
  6. www.theglobalist.com/nigeria-europe-poulation-census/ Nigeria: Larger Population Than All of Europe? September 18, 2015
  7. www.worldometers.info/world-population/africa-population/ August 2021: Africa population estimate for the year 2050.
  8. www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/10/09/nearly-half-young-people-north-africa-middle-east-want-migrate/ Nearly Half of Young People in North Africa and Middle East Want to Migrate. 9 Oct 2020
  9. www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/03/23/two-thirds-sub-saharan-africans-migrate-europe-us/ Up to Two-Thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s 1.1 Billion People Want to Migrate to the EU, U.S. 23 Mar 2018

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TREASON: 124,000+ Afghans Not Known, Vetted or Tested for Covid Before Coming to America

BY RENEE NAL

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/treason-124k-afghans-not-known-vetted-or-tested-for-covid-before-coming-to-america/;

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

“Our masters tell us that we must save ‘allies’ and ‘translators’—and then in the next breath admit that they’re indiscriminately taking anyone.” – Michael Anton

The State Department literally does not know who the tens of thousands of alleged Afghanistan citizens are that they are pushing into the United States, much less whether they have illnesses such as the coronavirus.

To repeat, not only are the supposed Afghan refugees unvetted for radical ideology or criminal backgrounds, the Biden Administration does not know who they are.

As Michael Anton of the American Mind writes:

Our masters tell us that we must save ‘allies’ and ‘translators’—and then in the next breath admit that they’re indiscriminately taking anyone.

Evacuees Not Tested for Diseases Such as the Coronavirus

Further, the State Department confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that the “pre-departure” coronavirus testing requirement was waived:

…a blanket humanitarian exemption was issued for the requirement of pre-departure COVID testing for all individuals the U.S. government transported by aircraft from Afghanistan.

The “blanket humanitarian exemption” does not apply to Americans who will be confronted by these unknown individuals.

The Biden Administration claims that the Afghans received coronavirus tests after arriving in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., but did not state how many tested positive and further “declined to elaborate on the quarantine procedures.”

Last year, Reuters reported that Afghan men were ignoring the coronavirus pandemic:

Herat, the country’s third largest city and a bustling province in eastern Afghanistan, has reported a high number of coronavirus cases…

The medical and security crisis has worsened in the province as thousands of men continue to ignore social distancing rules and attended a mass religious gathering at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

It is highly unlikely that the individuals on the planes from Kabul wore masks or were social distancing. Consider, if only one of the evacuees has the coronavirus, shouldn’t ALL of the people from that plane be quarantined? Were they let out into the airport before being tested? What is the procedure?

As an important aside, to illustrate the lack of social distancing among Afghans, the Reuters article featured a photo of men gathered without masks or social distancing to listen to “imam Mawlana Mujiburahman Ansari,” who urges his followers to “punish” women who do not wear Islamic garb.

Afghan men listen to Radical Imam in Guzargah, Herat, Afghanistan April 24, 2020 

How many of the men in the above photo have come to America?

Last year it was reported that the Imam preaching to the men shown in the above photo put out “dozens of billboards and signboards” instructing women to wear the hijab.

Billboard message by Malawvi Ansari: “A man is a coward whose woman disregard Hijab. Women with hijab are the guardians of men’s honor.”

Another observation: How many people did Biden’s “security partner” Taliban get on the planes?

In a vomit-inducing, glowing piece about the Taliban, NBC News gushed:

The Defense Department has said the U.S. military worked with the Taliban to help Americans and Afghan nationals leave. But the level of coordination and assistance went well beyond what Pentagon leaders have said in public, three senior U.S. defense officials said.

Journalist Lara Logan has been highly critical of the Afghanistan exit. On Saturday, she observed on social media that the Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin are giving the Taliban “legitimacy & unprecedented power” as they are “scheduled to meet with the Taliban in Doha this week.” The State Department denies that Blinken is scheduled to meet with the Taliban, but MSN reported that Blinken would “speak with the Taliban” if it “is appropriate.”

This, as Americans continue to be stranded in the country.

Read more of RAIR Foundation USA’s coverage on the Afghanistan Disaster:

Muslim Afghan ‘Refugee’ Stabs Female Gardener Several Times in Neck – Angry She Was Allowed Work

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/muslim-afghan-refugee-stabs-female-gardener-several-times-in-neck-angry-she-was-allowed-work/;

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

Why is Germany welcoming Islamic migrants who believe women are not allowed to work and should be punished or even killed for doing so?

In Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, September 5, 2021, a 29-year-old Afghan refugee repeatedly stabbed a 58-year-old landscape gardener in the neck because he was angry that a woman was allowed to have a job. A 66-year-old who came to her aid was also seriously injured and stabbed in the throat by the self-appointed enforcer of sharia.

The Muslim Afghan who came to Germany in 2016 as a refugee approached the landscape gardener at around 1.30 p.m. He first tried to engage her in conversation and then suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed her over and over again in the neck. The Muslim also seriously injured a man trying to rescue the critically injured woman by stabbing him several times in his neck. Both victims of the attack were rushed to the hospital and had to be operated on.

Police officers arrested the Afghan at the scene. The refugee was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. 

Motivation: Islamic Terror or Mental Illness

The Berlin Public Prosecutor, and the State Security Service of the State Criminal Police, are reportedly investigating the reasons for the violent attack. However, both departments and the media quickly led the public to believe mental illness probably played a role in the attacks.

The media downplayed the police announcement that they would be investigating the stabbings “from the perspective of a possible Islamist-motivated attack.” Also that the refugee tried to convince his neighbors to follow Islam and proselytized from his balcony and on the street. The terrorist repeatedly tried to convert his roommates and lectured them that they “should learn Arabic, the true language of the prophet.”

Islamic attacks in Germany are part of a new normal in a country struggling with mass illegal migration since 2015. Germany has the second-largest Muslim population of any European Union country, following France. Muslims make up more than 6.1 percent of the population. Islam has become the country’s fastest-growing religion as Church memberships, and church tax revenues have decreased significantly.

As reported at RAIR Foundation USA, this is part of the United Nations (UN) and European Union’s (EU) “Great replacement” scheme. EU elites, along with the UN, are using mass migration to replace the Western population. The illegal migrants are helping the left in their fight to dilute host cultures, ensure more votes, and consolidate their power.

Media Deplays Formula For Protecting Muslim Supremacists

German left-wing media quickly deployed their formula for protecting Islamic supremacists. First, they reported that the attack: “was most likely not terror-related,” despite police announcing they do not yet know the migrant’s motives. Next, they suggested the migrant could be suffering from “psychological issues.” And finally, they paint the terrorist as a poor, exhausted migrant suffering from discrimination and stress from his racist host country.

This dangerous media narrative doesn’t allow any healthy discussion or reasonable policy concerning mass Islamic immigration to Europe or the West. Instead, the media consistently acts as an attorney to defend jihadis and, Islamic ideology that motivates these attacks.

As reported several times at RAIR Foundation USA, those who question Islamic doctrine, Muhammad, their holy books, or even the nature of sharia law will be harmed by Muslim supremacists and the left.

Throughout Europe, accusations of alleged Islamophobia by the left and from Muslims have resulted in citizens being slaughtered, living in hiding, losing their careers, and living every day of their lives with targets on their backs.

Western Women Under Threat By Islamic Migrants

The driving impulse of the Islamic migrant to harm a woman who is employed outside the home is religious in nature and not the act of an “extremist.” His behavior and actions are part of and encouraged by his Islamic belief system, allowing him to slaughter unbelievers and punish women he may see as violating the Sharia.

Refugee workers in Europe have continuously reported that Muslim Afghans commit more crimes than other refugees. Moreover, the crimes are often extremely violent and sexual towards women.

According to the Pew Research Center: In 2013, 99% of Afghans were for the establishment of sharia, 85% of them for the stoning of unfaithful women.

 

 

Now that the Taliban has seized control of Afghanistan and implemented Sharia, women are not allowed to work again. Men are in charge of women, according to the words of Muhammad and the Quran.

For years in Afghanistan, women have lived under Sharia. They were not allowed out of the home without a male chaperone. They could not enter a taxi without a chaperone, and bus services were segregated male and female only. Women were required full burqas (covering everything, including a mesh for the eyes)

Any women who disobeyed the rules in Afghanistan, even if they did not have a male relative to go outside with them, were flogged in the street or stadiums and town halls. There is also no due process for women. Often, accusations were enough to warrant a death sentence.

Despite the potential dangers Afghan refugees pose to citizens and especially women in the West, German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to flood her country with Afghans. Why is Germany welcoming Islamic migrants who believe women are not allowed to work and should be punished or even killed for doing so? At what point with Merkel’s left-wing government be held accountable for importing threats to women?

 

FOLLOWING THE POPE’S MANDATES: On 9/11, Biden decries ‘resentment against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/on-9-11-biden-decries-resentment-against-muslim-americans-true-and-faithful-followers-of-a-peaceful-religion;

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

“We also witnessed the dark forces of human nature. Fear and anger. Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion.”

There is no justification whatsoever under any circumstances for violence against innocent Muslims or any innocent people. But this idea that Islam is a “peaceful religion” is nothing more than a dogma of the Leftist faith. It has no basis in reality.

Islam is not actually a religion of peace, and it is not a matter of bigotry or hatred to point this out. Are the authoritative schools of Sunni jurisprudence “Islamophobic”?

Shafi’i school: A Shafi’i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy, stipulates about jihad that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians…until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)…while remaining in their ancestral religions.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).

Of course, there is no caliph today, and hence the oft-repeated claim that Osama et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad. But they explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes “obligatory for everyone” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked. The end of the defensive jihad, however, is not peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals: ‘Umdat al-Salik specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until “the final descent of Jesus.” After that, “nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent” (o9.8).

Hanafi school: A Hanafi manual of Islamic law repeats the same injunctions. It insists that people must be called to embrace Islam before being fought, “because the Prophet so instructed his commanders, directing them to call the infidels to the faith.” It emphasizes that jihad must not be waged for economic gain, but solely for religious reasons: from the call to Islam “the people will hence perceive that they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of taking their property or making slaves of their children, and on this consideration, it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war.”

However, “if the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax [jizya], it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them, because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover, commands us so to do.” (Al-Hidayah, II.140)

Maliki school: Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a Maliki legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”

Hanbali school: The great medieval theorist of what is commonly known today as radical or fundamentalist Islam, Ibn Taymiyya (Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya, 1263-1328), was a Hanbali jurist. He directed that “since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost, therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought.”

This is also taught by modern-day scholars of Islam. Majid Khadduri was an Iraqi scholar of Islamic law of international renown. In his book War and Peace in the Law of Islam, which was published in 1955 and remains one of the most lucid and illuminating works on the subject, Khadduri says this about jihad:

The state which is regarded as the instrument for universalizing a certain religion must perforce be an ever expanding state. The Islamic state, whose principal function was to put God’s law into practice, sought to establish Islam as the dominant reigning ideology over the entire world….The jihad was therefore employed as an instrument for both the universalization of religion and the establishment of an imperial world state. (P. 51)

Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Shari’ah and Law of the International Islamic University in Islamabad. In his 1994 book The Methodology of Ijtihad, he quotes the twelfth century Maliki jurist Ibn Rushd: “Muslim jurists agreed that the purpose of fighting with the People of the Book…is one of two things: it is either their conversion to Islam or the payment of jizyah.” Nyazee concludes: “This leaves no doubt that the primary goal of the Muslim community, in the eyes of its jurists, is to spread the word of Allah through jihad, and the option of poll-tax [jizya] is to be exercised only after subjugation” of non-Muslims.

“Joe Biden Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Criticizing ‘Dark Forces’ in America Against ‘Peaceful Religion’ of Islam,” by Charlie Spiering, Breitbart, September 10, 2021:

President Joe Biden marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by criticizing Americans for the anti-Muslim anger that occurred in the United States after the attacks took place.

“We also witnessed the dark forces of human nature. Fear and anger. Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion,” Biden said in a prerecorded video published for the occasion.

The president said that the principle of “unity” in the country was endangered by the attacks but ultimately prevailed.

“We also saw something all too rare, a true sense of national unity,” he recalled. “Unity and resilience  – the capacity to recover and repair in the face of trauma, unity in service.”

Biden released his pre-recorded video, as the White House confirmed Friday he had no plans to address the nation on the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

He began by recalling a friend of his who lost their son in the attacks in New York City and sympathized with the families who lost loved ones in the attacks….

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