New American Leader Rises in ISIS Connected to Islamic Plot to Behead Anti-Jihad Activist

Zulfi Hoxha, a.k.a. Abu Hamza al-Amriki, who was involved in the plot to behead me for daring to defend the freedom of speech and stand up to violent intimidation by sponsoring a Muhammad cartoon contest, is still at large. And a year after a series of shocking revelations about his activities and the jihad network in America, nothing has been done.

It was an extraordinary article to have appeared in the left-wing Atlantic: “A New American Leader Rises in ISIS,” by Seamus Hughes, Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, and Bennett Clifford, published on January 13, 2018. What made it extraordinary was that it exploded so many of the core assumptions about the jihad terror threat, assumptions held not only by the media but also by the law enforcement establishment.

For example, it explodes the omnipresent myth that jihadis in the U.S. and Europe are “radicalized” on the Internet: “While it is often tempting,” the article says, “to assume that individuals are ‘radicalized online’ through their consumption of propaganda, this is rarely the case. More commonly, the internet allows people to make contacts with and plug themselves into pre-existing, real-world recruitment and radicalization networks.”

Hughes, Meleagrou-Hitchens, and Clifford also revealed that a “shared interest in video games may have been one of the first things that brought Hoxha together with David Wright,” who was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in the plot to behead me.

The video games were not an idle pastime:

Islamic State’s 2015 instructional manual for its Western supporters, “How to Survive in the West,” includes references to video games as a method of training to join the group. More importantly, it may have brought together Wright and Hoxha, who unlike Wright successfully followed through on his intentions to support the Islamic State using violence… During Wright’s trial, prosecutors argued that he used several video games, including Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and other titles to “virtually prepare” for jihad. His defense attorneys, however, painted Wright, who weighed over 400 pounds at the time of the conspiracy, as a “fat, failed loser” who used video games as a substitute for real-life violent activity, according to the trial transcript. Unfortunately, one can be both a gamer who veers towards violence and weigh in at 400 pounds of loneliness and isolation.

This makes sense of what happened: Wright spent his days playing video games and thus appearing to everyone around him to be a fat loser — when, in fact, he was training for jihad.

The “fat, failed loser” Wright also financed Hoxha’s flight to Syria to train with ISIS: “The court records show that prior to Hoxha’s departure, David Wright put him in touch with another American Islamic State supporter, his uncle Usaamah Rahim, and together they began helping Hoxha as he prepared to travel in the spring of 2015. The two men raised money for Hoxha’s plane ticket to Istanbul by selling Rahim’s laptop on Craigslist.”

Their interactions revealed that these were trained jihadis, not idiots or pikers: “Rahim contacted Wright on Skype with instructions from Hoxha. ‘AsSalaamu A’laikum Zulfi asked me if you could delete his name off Skype,’ Rahim writes. ‘But before you do it, if you have any saved messages to him go to “tools,” go to “options,” then click on “privacy,” and click “clear history.”’ These steps removed the interactions between Hoxha and Wright on Skype, but did not clear the metadata that would later be used in Wright’s trial.”

Yet “at the time of his death, Rahim was portrayed as just another incompetent ‘lone wolf’ Islamic State supporter with no serious connections to any real-world group members,” the authors continue.

Even after investigators arrested Wright, who at the time was unemployed and essentially immobile due to his weight, and [fellow jihadi Nicholas] Rovinski, who had cerebral palsy, this “cell” of Islamic State supporters is still viewed largely as an isolated group of three friends acting on deluded fantasies. While Rahim, Wright, and Rovinski were undoubtedly amateurs, we now know that they formed part of a wider network that was in communication with Islamic State operatives in Syria and had facilitated the travel of Hoxha, who would go on to rise in the group’s ranks.

Far from being “losers,” jihadis from America are generally skilled and sophisticated: “High-ranking and capable American members of the group present a unique threat. It is these figures who often act as nodes for terrorist networks, using their connections and influence to help recruit as well as plan attacks in their home countries.”

The article, in sum, was a complete refutation of everything that has been said and reported about the plot to behead me, and about much more that is assumed about jihadi “lone wolves” in the West and how they are “radicalized.” Loser “lost youth” don’t go on to attain senior rank in the Islamic State without having some specialized acumen. “Islamic State’s American commanders may be limited in number— but the trajectory of the group shows that small numbers can wreak great damage.” Yes, indeed.

Abu Hamza al-Amriki is still out there. Where is he? Are our intelligence and law enforcement agencies still too hamstrung by political correctness and wishful thinking to pursue him in any serious way?

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Her Brother Told Police She Wanted To Join Islamic State – Case Dropped – She Attacked Department Store With Machete.

Justin Trudeau’s jihad. The jihadi was “disappointed” she’d failed to hurt anyone during the attack, no thanks to Canadian law enforcement. More than a year before she embarked on her jihad in one of Canada’s largest department stores armed with an archer’s bow and butcher’s knife, Rehab Dughmosh’s brother tipped off police that she was on an international flight to join ISIS.

Nothing was done.

HER BROTHER TOLD POLICE SHE WANTED TO JOIN ISIS. THEY DROPPED THE CASE. THEN SHE ATTACKED A CANADIAN TIRE STORE

CBC NewsJanuary 16, 2019:

More than a year before she entered a Canadian Tire store armed with an archer’s bow and butcher’s knife, Rehab Dughmosh’s brother tipped off police that she was on an international flight to join ISIS.

The RCMP notified Turkish authorities, who refused her entry into the country and put her on the next flight back to Toronto.

Dughmosh denied it. No charges were laid and the RCMP closed their file.

These are among the details that Dughmosh admitted in a Toronto courtroom Wednesday, a year and seven months after she allegedly threatened store employees and a customer with a golf club and a knife inside a Canadian Tire in Scarborough.

Dughmosh, who in an earlier court appearance pledged her allegiance to ISIS, faces four charges in connection with leaving Canada for the purpose of participating in a terror group, assault with a golf club, assault with a knife and carrying a compound bow — all for the benefit of a terror group, namely ISIS.

Dughmosh refused to enter a plea on Wednesday, but she presented no evidence to defend herself in her appearance at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. Justice Maureen Forestell entered a not-guilty plea on Dughmosh’s behalf.

EMPLOYEES WRESTLED WOMAN TO GROUND

An agreed statement of facts entered in court lays out what happened on the afternoon of June 3, 2017. Dughmosh packed three bags with an assortment of homemade weapons and headed down to the lobby of her Scarborough apartment.

Then she ran into her husband.

Anas Hanafy, separated from but still living with Dughmosh, asked the now 34-year-old what was in the bags. When he saw what was inside, he confiscated them from her.

What he didn’t know was that Dughmosh had concealed an archer’s bow and butcher’s knife beneath her robe.

At about 4:40 p.m. Dughmosh left her Scarborough home and walked to a nearby Canadian Tire store. Inside, she told an employee she wanted to purchase a set of arrows locked in a display case. The employee couldn’t hand her the items, citing a store policy that locked items needed to be given directly to a cashier for payment, according to the statement of facts.

Dughmosh, unable to pay for the arrows, left the sporting goods section and began perusing other items. She decided on a hammer, wrenches and pliers and placed them in a red shopping basket. Then she headed back to the sporting goods section, where she picked up a golf club and disappeared down an aisle.

In the meantime, you’re going to kill people in Canada?–  Kyle Craig, Canadian Tire employee

At 5:12 p.m., Dughmosh removed a black-and-white ISIS banner from under her robe, tied a black bandana with an ISIS symbol around her head and slung the archery bow over her shoulder, according to the statement of facts. With the golf club in her right hand, she made her way to the store’s paint section.

Three store employees were in the paint section helping two customers when Dughmosh charged towards them, swinging the golf club repeatedly and shouting, “Allahu Akbar [God is Great].”One of the employees grabbed her arm as she was about to swing and wrestled the golf club away.

‘WHEN YOU KILL US, WE KILL YOU’

That’s when Dughmosh pulled the butcher’s knife from beneath her robe and began swinging against another employee, who managed to wrestle her to the ground. A fourth employee ran over to help and was able to pry the knife from Dughmosh’s hand as someone called 911.

“Why did you come in here?” asked employee Kyle Craig. “Because of ISIS?”

“Yes,” replied Dughmosh. “When you kill us, we will kill you … When you kill Muslims, you have to pay for it from your blood.”

Dughmosh went on to explain she’d previously tried to leave Canada to join ISIS but was turned back at the Turkish border, the statement of facts says.

“In the meantime, you’re going to kill people in Canada?” asked Craig. “Why, what’s that gonna give you?”

“Revenge … to stop killing Muslims in Syria and Iraq. You’re killing ISIS, I’m from ISIS,” Dughmosh said, according to the statement. No one was seriously injured in the attack.

On the afternoon of June 3, 2017, Rehab Dughmosh walked to this Canadian Tire store at the Cedarbrae Mall in Scarborough. (Google Maps)

DISAPPOINTED SHE HADN’T HURT ANYONE

In the hours after her arrest, Dughmosh admitted the real reason for her April 2016 trip to Turkey. It was not to visit family. Instead, it was to join ISIS and live with them in the Caliphate. 

Speaking to investigators with the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), Dughmosh admitted she’d been an ISIS supporter since 2014, having made a unilateral pledge of allegiance to its leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.

Canada has a blindspot when it comes to radicalization and hidden in it are political grievances, expert says

Dughmosh was interviewed by the RCMP the previous year, after her attempt to get to Syria via the Turkish border city of Gazantiep. But it wasn’t until after the attempted attack at the Canadian Tire in 2017 that investigators understood her intentions, according to the statement.

Dughmosh told investigators she was “disappointed” she’d failed to hurt anyone during the attack. But she was happy with what she’d done, she said. The important thing was to try.

STAGGERING ARRAY OF WEAPONS

A search of Dughmosh’s home after the Canadian Tire incident turned up a staggering array of weapons, including a black duffel bag with knives, scissors, and a child’s shovel converted into claws.

There was much more: a red cart with a hammer, two arrows, 31 barbecue skewers, 76 straws with screws glued to the tip; and a red bag containing 36 other handmade weapons.Investigators also found  two propaganda videos by the ISIS media arm, each viewed several times over in the previous weeks.

Dughmosh, investigators found, had also written a will. In it she asked that God “grant me martyrdom for His sake, for the elevation of his religion and to take revenge from the criminal infidels.”

Federal Crown prosecutor Jason Wakely read aloud the statement of facts to the jury. When he was finished, Forestell asked Dughmosh if she admitted to the details.

Dughmosh replied simply, “Yes.”

A jury is expect to begin deliberating on a verdict Thursday.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Secret Service: Nancy Pelosi Is Lying

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29,” wrote Speaker Nancy Pelosi to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Liar. There are no security concerns. The party of treason has been exposed yet again for its perfidy and campaign of destruction. Not that we expected anything different. With the Dems, it’s all bad, all the time.

SECRET SERVICE OFFICIAL: PELOSI NEVER CONTACTED US FOR SECURITY PLAN BEFORE CANCELING TRUMP SPEECH

Benny Johnson | Daily Caller, January 17, 2019:

The Secret Service was never contacted by Nancy Pelosi’s office or other Democratic congressional leadership regarding their ability to protect the president, members of the administration and Congress during the State of the Union, according to a senior law enforcement official at the Department of Homeland Security.

According to the official who spoke to the The Daily Caller, Pelosi made the decision unilaterally without contacting the Secret Service or DHS. “The Secret Service was never contacted by congressional leadership regarding our security plan or the Secret Service’s ability to carry it out,” the senior law enforcement official said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter Wednesday to the White House asking for a postponement of the annual State of the Union address, citing congressional security concerns because of “hamstrung” security agencies on account of the government shutdown. The letter read, in part:

The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events. However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] have not been funded for 26 days now — with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs. Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th.

Multiple DHS officials and Secret Service veterans have said that Pelosi is not being truthful in her claim that Secret Service is incapable of protecting the president during the State of the Union.

“The timing of their paychecks will have absolutely ZERO impact on their security plan. If Pelosi thinks the agents are going to put the POTUS in danger because they’ve missed a paycheck then she should find a new line of work,” Bongino said.

“The Secret Service is owed an apology by her for being unnecessarily put in the middle of this. These are patriots, not politicians,” Bongino added. (RELATED: Trump: If Democrats Think A Wall Is ‘Immoral,’ They Should Do Something About The Vatican)

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted that the agency was “fully prepared” to protect the president.

NBC reporters who spoke with Secret Service officials on background also made similar notes about Pelosi, saying that the Secret Service is prepared for the SOTU, government shutdown or not.

The annual speech has been given by the president to Congress since the early 1900s. Trump’s is planned to be delivered Jan. 29, 2019.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

President Trump Faces “Coup” – FBI Brass Was In Cahoots

It’s as I always said. Regular GR readers have long known this. It is high treason. And while this is uncharted territory, these traitorous criminals must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

TRUMP FACING ‘COUP,’ FBI BRASS WAS IN CAHOOTS, DOWD TELLS FOX’S KILMEADE

By Victor Garcia | Fox News | January 14, 2019:

John Dowd On There Being A Coup Against President Trump.

President Donald Trump’s former attorney John Dowd told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade that he believes the president is facing a ‘coup’ and the recent reports regarding the president’s relationship with Russia prove that.

Appearing Monday on Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Dowd accused special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe of conspiring against the president.

“Little did I know that it appears that they were all in it together,” Dowd said. “I mean Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, the whole crowd and they were out to get this president no matter what. I don’t think they sincerely believed anything about Russia.”

“This is our worst nightmare that someone with that kind of power would then decide to go after the President. I mean it’s a coup,” Dowd said. “That’s what it is an attempted coup by Comey and his crowd. And the evidence is all over there. I take the New York Times article as an admission of their bad behavior.”

The New York Times reported Friday that the FBI opened an investigation to determine if President Trump was working for Russia.

The president refuted the report on Fox News’ “Justice With Judge Jeanine” Saturday night, although critics pointed out he did not directly say that he did not work for Russia.

“I never worked for Russia,” the president told reporters this morning at the White House calling the investigation a ‘hoax.’

“The people that started that investigation are [Andrew] McCabe who is a proven liar and was fired from the FBI,” Trump said.

He then named attorney Lisa Page and former FBI agent Peter Strzok and cited their text messages as further proof.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

30 Democrats Caught Partying In Puerto Rico During Government Shutdown

While President Trump waited at the White House to negotiate with the traitorous Democrats… 40 of them went to see “Hamilton.” And they claim to care about those poor furloughed workers not getting paid! The Democrats — the party of the rich and the entitled.

While the Democrats continue to stall on the wall.

Each illegal immigrant costs $70,000, 7x deportation price

1. $11 Billion to $22 Billion is spent on welfare to illegal immigrants each year by state governments.(source)

2. $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on Food Assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal immigrants. (source)

3. $18.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal immigrants. (source)

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on Primary and Secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English. (source)

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for Education for the American-born Children of illegal immigrants, known as Anchor babies. (source)

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal immigrants. (source)7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison Inmates are illegal immigrants. (source)

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on Illegal immigrants for Welfare & Social Services by the American taxpayers. (source)

9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal immigrants.m

10. Immigrants around the world sent $445 billion back to their home countries last year (source)

11.Nearly One million sex crimes committed By Illegal Immigrants In The United States .

PATHETIC! 30 Dems Caught Partying In Puerto Rico During Government Shutdown

ILMYF, January 13, 2019:

Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, Democrats aren’t very motivated to roll up their sleeves and get about the business of reopening the government even as federal employees just went without their first paycheck.

Chuck and Nancy continue to play politics in what is little more than a nasty pissing contest with President Trump and while Dems speak of the impact on those most affected by what is now the longest such shutdown ever, many party members are so disinterested by the plight of the little people that they are spending the weekend partying in Puerto Rico.

That’s right, in a disgusting and pathetic display of apathy and greed, around thirty members of Congress are hitting the beaches on a junket sponsored by the corporations that own them and are schmoozing with lobbyists and the cast of the hip hop musical “Hamilton” in which that nation’s founding fathers are black.

Via The Washington Examiner, “30 Democrats in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown”:

Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast.

Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan planned to meet with key officials to discuss the cleanup after Hurricane Maria at a roundtable Saturday.

But the weekend is packed with free time for the members and their families on the trip.

“We are excited for you to join us for CHC BOLD PAC’s 2019 Winter Retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico! Each year, this retreat serves as a way for our CHC BOLD PAC Members and friends in the D.C. community to come together to escape the cold and discuss our shared priorities for a stronger and more prosperous country,” said a memo on the trip.

Some 109 lobbyists and corporate executives are named in the memo, a rate of 3.6 lobbyists for every member. They include those from several big K Street firms, R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association.

One prominent Democrat seen on the beach was New Jersey Senator Robert “Bob” Menendez who may be one of the most corrupt individuals in Congress and who just last year managed to wriggle his way out of a federal case against him and then was amazingly reelected by liberals in the Garden State despite his flagrant abuse of his office to feather his own nest. It has also been reported that Menendez has a taste for younger women, something that this picture does nothing to dispel.

The weekend will culminate in a party with the cast of the politically-charged “Hamilton” which should really warm the hearts of those who didn’t get a paycheck this week.

The height of shamelessness?

Once word got out that they were having a grand old time while their constituents suffered, they quickly glommed onto Hurrican Maria relief as the primary reason for their being on the island instead of cozying up to lobbyists.

The optics are not very good for the Democrats and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was quick to point it out:

Nancy Pelosi was also invited but appears to be a no-show after her trip to Hawaii in the early days of the shutdown.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

US Judge Recommends Overturning California Islamic Jihad Terror Conviction

US Attorney McGregor Scott is standing by the conviction: “It has consistently been our position that Mr. Hayat received effective representation at trial and that his conviction by a jury, subsequently affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, is completely valid.”

This new claim, backed by Hamas-CAIR, that Hayat was a victim of a wave of “islamophobia” in the U.S. after 9/11, is ridiculous on its face.

A week after 9/11, the President of the U.S. declared that Islam was a religion of peace.

There never was a wave of “islamophobia” in the U.S.

Could it be that Hayat’s conviction is being overturned because of false narratives about Muslim victimhood that CAIR and others have spread assiduously since 9/11?

“US judge recommends overturning California terror conviction,” Associated Press, January 11, 2019:

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — A federal magistrate on Friday recommended overturning the controversial 2006 conviction of a California man accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and plotting an attack in the United States.

Hamid Hayat, now 36, who was then a young cherry-picker from Lodi, has served about half his 24-year sentence.

But U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes said he likely never would have been convicted were it not for the inexperience of his defense attorney, who failed to call alibi witnesses.

“A reasonably competent attorney would have done more to investigate Hayat’s alibi,” Barnes said in a 116-page opinion.

Her recommendation that the conviction be vacated now goes to U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. He presided over Hayat’s original trial, conviction and sentencing and previously rejected a defense motion over whether Hayat was properly represented at trial. Either side can appeal Burrell’s eventual decision.

Barnes heard new testimony from witnesses who said Hayat, who was born in California, never had time to receive terror training while visiting relatives and getting married in his ancestral village in Pakistan. Barnes also found that Hayat’s defense attorney, Wazhma Mojaddidi, should have put on evidence from an expert on false confessions who could have countered prosecutors’ claim that Hayat confessed.

Mojaddidi, an immigration and family law attorney who was trying her first criminal case, said she “passionately represented Hamid Hayat as a young attorney and worked with a great team of lawyers and investigators in his defense.”

She said in a statement that she always has believed he is innocent and is elated by Barnes’ recommendation.

Prosecutors are reviewing the magistrate’s recommendation, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said.

“It has consistently been our position that Mr. Hayat received effective representation at trial and that his conviction by a jury, subsequently affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, is completely valid,” he said in a statement….

Investigators initially claimed five men were part of an al-Qaida “sleeper cell” in the agricultural community south of Sacramento. But federal prosecutors eventually deported three of the men without charges, while Hayat’s father, an ice cream truck driver, admitted only to a customs violation after a jury couldn’t decide whether he lied to federal agents about his son’s activities.

Only Hayat was convicted in 2006 of providing material support to terrorists and lying to FBI agents. Prosecutors alleged that he had a “jihadi heart” and plotted attacks on hospitals, banks, grocery stores and government buildings.

Critics have held the case out as an example of investigators’ and prosecutors’ overzealous approach to the Muslim community after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

“The prosecution took advantage of post-9/11 hysteria to convict him,” Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in a statement.

The FBI paid an informant $230,000 over three years to infiltrate a Lodi mosque and record conversations with imams and worshippers after he improbably claimed to have seen several high-ranking al-Qaida officials there in the late 1990s. The informant encouraged Hayat to attend a training camp while he was in Pakistan.

His attorneys said Hayat’s eventual confession was coerced during a marathon FBI interrogation and that the terror training camp was closed during the time in 2003 and 2004 when prosecutors said Hayat was purportedly there for three to six months. He was arrested shortly after returning to the United States in 2005.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

150,000 Sign Petition to Impeach Hate-Filled Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib Who Called Trump “Motherf**er”

Speaking of impeachment: “This woman is an anti-Semite, a war mongering hate filled Palestinian who has vowed to try and destroy our constitutional rights, hates America, hates American citizens.”  Yes, that’s right. There is no doubt that Tlaib will use her platform in Congress to spew lies and hatred against Israel, President Trump, and anyone else whom the left targets. This impeachment petition is unlikely to gain any traction, but it is a welcome sign that many Americans are not taken in by the media’s fawning over Tlaib, and are disgusted by her anti-Americanism and hatred.

Unfortunately, she is likely to be in Congress for a very long time.

“150,000 Sign Petition to Impeach Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib,” by Anthony Gockowski, Tennessee Star, January 12, 2019 (thanks to Mark):

A Change.org petition calling for the impeachment of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) already has close to 160,000 signatures.

“This woman is an anti-Semite, a war mongering hate filled Palestinian who has vowed to try and destroy our constitutional rights, hates America, hates American citizens,” the petition states. “She’s a danger to our sovereignty, a detriment to society, and to this country, and is unfit to serve in any capacity within our government.”

The petition also takes issue with Tlaib’s election, claiming that she “lied about living in Detroit” by “using her father’s house address.”

Tlaib made headlines earlier this week when she vowed to “impeach the motherf—” during a party in celebration of her being sworn in to Congress.

“I stand by impeaching the president of the United States. I ran on that,” she said in an interview discussing her comments. She called her promise to impeach President Donald Trump something she “very much” holds “dearly.”

“They love that I’m real, and that I am very much focused on getting the government back up and running, but also making sure we’ve held the president of the United States accountable,” she said.

Tlaib later apologized that her comments caused a “distraction,” but refused to apologize for the explicit remarks….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Local News Channel: CNN Turned Down Our Border Coverage Because Of What We’ve Found

CNN isn’t anything close to news. It’s far-left propaganda. And just like Goebbels or Pravda, when the facts don’t fit their narrative, so much the worse for the facts. They simply don’t get reported, and the American people are subjected to lies, distortions, and deceptions instead. In this case, they’re working hard to give the impression that all is well and there is no problem at the border, so that Trump doesn’t declare a national emergency and build the wall.

Just a few months ago, they were screaming that there was a crisis at the border, when their migrant caravans were coming.

They don’t care about consistency or truth.

They only care about destroying Trump.

“WATCH: Local News Channel: CNN Turned Down Our Border Coverage Because Of What We’ve Found,” by James Barrett, Daily Wire, January 11, 2019:

A local news station in San Diego says that CNN contacted them for a “local view” from one of their reporters Thursday but lost interest upon learning that most Border Patrol Agents the station’s reporters have interviewed have confirmed that a southern border barrier is effective in reducing illegal immigration.

KUSI News, “San Diego’s more local news station,” said in a report Thursday that CNN contacted them earlier that day interested in getting a “local view” from one of their reporters, particularly on whether the wall works, to supplement their coverage on the current government impasse over funding for the border wall, a key component of President Trump’s attempt to curb illegal immigration.

“Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown,” the outlet reports. “KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com.”

So why did CNN decline the “local view” they said they wanted? “We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,” KUSI’s Mike McKinnon III reports. “We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.”

You can view some of their past reports here….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Congressman Calls For Halting Federal Funds to Nation of Islam

Out of control government. Why would a racist, violent, dangerous organization like the Nation of Islam be receiving taxpayer dollars in the first place?

“The federal government should not use taxpayer dollars to subsidize one of the most infamous hate groups in the United States,” said Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.). “That’s why I’m demanding your department immediately cease all contracts with the Nation of Islam and prohibit it from receiving any contracts in the future.”

CONGRESSMAN CALLS FOR HALTING FEDERAL FUNDS TO NATION OF ISLAM

By Jackson Richman, JNS, January 8, 2019:

(January 8, 2019 / JNS) Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) called on the U.S. Department of Justice to end funding for the Nation of Islam.

The Washington Examiner first reported this development and the funding of “at least $364,500 in contracts and awards” from the DOJ and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2019.

“The federal government should not use taxpayer dollars to subsidize one of the most infamous hate groups in the United States,” said Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.). “That’s why I’m demanding your department immediately cease all contracts with the Nation of Islam and prohibit it from receiving any contracts in the future.”

“The fact that hard-earned American tax dollars are being funded to this extremist group is not only unacceptable, it’s downright immoral,” the congressman wrote in a letter on Monday to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

“As you may know, the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have designated the Nation of Islam as a hate group for its racist and anti-Semitic beliefs,” he continued. “Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has used hateful rhetoric pronouncing that ‘Hitler was a very great man’ and routinely denounces Jews and white people as ‘evil.’ ”

The funding was allocated towards “Nation of Islam religious services,” “Nation of Islam spiritual guide services,” “Nation of Islam study services” and other programming administered by the group’s leaders, according to Bureau of Prisons records.

“The federal government should not use taxpayer dollars to subsidize one of the most infamous hate groups in the United States,” said Buchanan. “That’s why I’m demanding your department immediately cease all contracts with the Nation of Islam and prohibit it from receiving any contracts in the future.”

The Bureau of Prisons declined to provide specifics to The Washington Examiner about the funding, citing a regulation that federal correctional institutions “may contract with representatives of faith groups in the community to provide specific religious services which the chaplain cannot personally deliver due to, ordinarily, religious prescriptions or ecclesiastical constraints to which the chaplain adheres.”

“The Nation of Islam considers whites to be devils and aspires to break off a blacks-only country from the United States. It’s an ugly phenomenon that minimally overlaps with the normative religion of Islam,” Middle East Forum president Daniel Pipes told JNS. “It’s not exactly something the American taxpayer should be subsidizing.”

The Republican Jewish Coalition, the National Council of Israel and the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) commended Buchanan’s letter.

“We share Congressman Buchanan’s interest in getting answers to the troubling questions raised by the Examiner’s report,” RJC spokesperson Neil Strauss told JNS.

“Because we believe that the Trump administration agrees with Rep. Buchanan that the federal government ‘should not use taxpayer dollars to subsidize one of the most infamous hate groups in the United States,’ we are confident that these serious concerns will be addressed promptly and definitively,” he added.

“We completely support the efforts of Congressman Buchanan and share his outrage,” National Council of Young Israel president Farley Weiss told JNS. “We supported the [FIRST STEP Act] and see contracting with this anti-Semitic organization as being the antithesis of rehabbing prisoners. We call for such funding to be stopped.”

“EMET applauds Rep. Vern Buchanan’s call on the DOJ to stop funding the highly anti-Semitic, racist group, the Nation of Islam. Under the leadership of renowned anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam regularly disseminates conspiracy theories about Jews and the State of Israel,” the organization’s founder and president, Sarah Stern, told JNS.

“In one instance, Farrakhan said, ‘Satanic Jews have infected the whole world with poison and deceit’ and are his ‘enemy.’ In another, he exclaimed, ‘I am not an anti-Semite, I am anti-termite,’ comparing Jews to sub-humans, indeed to parasitic insects,” she continued.

“It is outrageous that the U.S. government would fund such a despicable group to propagate its hateful rhetoric, and as Rep. Buchanan has expressed in its letter, federal funding for the Nation of Islam must be halted immediately,” she added.

Zionist Organization of America president Mort Klein echoed the above sentiments: “Rep. Buchanan is correct –– why on Earth would the federal government give taxpayer dollars to the Nation of Islam, a group that has been identified for decades as a vicious hate group, led by the notorious black supremacist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan?”

He continued, “Would we ever fund a program under the auspices of racist David Duke? Of course not!”

“It is irrelevant that the money allegedly goes towards the NOI giving religious studies for prison inmates,” added Klein. “And this funding only strengthens and gives legitimacy to Farrakhan’s bigoted organization.”

He also mentioned, “In [light] of the fact that the NOI is a hate group, one should have the gravest concern as to what the NOI teaches prison inmates. In any event, taxpayer funding of NOI should cease at once.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Trump Attorney Jay Sekulow: Genocidal Muslim Doctor Lara Kollab Must Be Banned For Life

Genocidal Muslim Doctor Lara Kollab’s barring from the medical profession should be a foregone conclusion. She vowed to “purposely give Jews the wrong meds,” amid of steady stream of vicious antisemitic comments and tweets. For years she ululated the most racist and genocidal denunciations of the Jews and discussed destroying Jewish immune systems while studying medicine.

As Daniel Greenfield said:

The issue isn’t whether she caused people emotional pain, but that someone trying to be a doctor was discussing poisoning a particular ethnic group with the wrong medicines. This is a compelling reason to make sure that she never has a position where she’s able to work with anything more advanced than frogs. […]

Someone who openly fantasizes about using their profession to inflict harm on a population should never be allowed to practice medicine.

Frankly, this is something that warrants deeper study. I have had a number of emails over the years from Jewish patients who said they were deliberately harmed by their Muslims doctor(s).

TRUMP LAWYER: ANTI-SEMITIC DOCTOR MUST BE BANNED FOR LIFE

Israel National News, January 8, 2019:

A prominent conservative lawyer and attorney for President Donald Trump has called on state officials in Ohio to permanently revoke the medical license of a resident physician who was fired recently after it was revealed that she had made a number of anti-Semitic social media posts.

On December 31st, the Cleveland Clinic announced that it had severed ties with Lara Kollab, a 27-year-old resident physician, after a number of anti-Jewish comments she had made came to light.

“This individual was employed as a supervised resident at our hospital from July to September 2018. She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization. We fully embrace diversity, inclusion and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system,” the statement said.

Kollab, who was issued a temporary medical license by the state of Ohio to work at the Cleveland Clinic under supervision, retains her license, though she is unable to practice medicine with it unless she is hired by another clinic or hospital.

Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and a member of President Trump’s legal team, has called on Ohio’s medical board to revoke Kollab’s license, saying that given her history of open bigotry and suggestions she’d misuse her position, she should be banned from practicing medicine – for life.

In an opinion piece published by Fox News, Sekulow wrote that the ACLJ and the Zionist Organization of America were working together “to ensure that Kollab never practices medicine again,” Sekulow wrote.

“The ACLJ is filing a formal complaint – in conjunction with the ZOA – with the Ohio State Board of Medical Examiners noting that Kollab’s ‘statements and intentions go far beyond the realms of free speech. Allowing her near any patients could literally jeopardize lives. Dr. Kollab is obviously unfit to practice medicine.’”

“No patient should ever have to seek medical help in a facility that employs a doctor who is so full of hatred in her heart necessary to commit violence upon another person. The trust between a patient and a medical professional is so essential that any suggestion of violence should be investigated thoroughly and dealt with promptly. In Dr. Kollab’s case the actual written statements speak for themselves.”

The Canary Mission, a website dedicated to monitoring anti-Semitism among anti-Israel activists in North America, discovered Kollab’s social media comments, which included praise for the Hamas terror organization, comments downplaying the Holocaust, expressing satisfaction that “Allah will kill the Jews”, and claims she intentionally gave Jewish patients the wrong medication.

“Lara Kollab has called for violence against Jews, spread anti-Semitism, trivialized the Holocaust, defended the terror organization Hamas and supported terrorists on Twitter,” the Canary Mission wrote.

The comments were posted between 2011 and 2017.

“Hahha ewww… ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds,” wrote in 2012.

Later that year, Kollab called for the “defeat” of “the Zionist state through force”, as opposed to diplomacy.

“After repeated failed diplomacy, our aim is to defeat the Zionist state through force,” Kollab tweeted, and later wrote that it was her “goal in life” to “expose” Israel “to everyone I meet. If I can twist a biology paper to include your crimes, I will do it.”

Also in 2012, Kollab said she was “sorry not sorry” that she was going to be “brutally unsympathetic” to the plight of Jews in the Holocaust.

“After this debate, I have to watch a movie on the holocaust and write a paper on it. I am going to be brutally unsympathetic. #sorrynotsorry.”

“If I have to write a paper about the holocaust, I’m going to bring palestine into it and my professor better like it.”

Kollab later wrote that she believed the Holocaust was “exaggerated” and that the “victimization of the Jews” was “overdone”.

“Poor Jews. They’re so oppressed.”

“I don’t mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the ppl who were in it now kill my ppl.”

“So hard for me to not roll my eyes when the prof was saying that for our midterm, we have to watch a movie about the Holocaust+write a paper.”

Kollab also compared Jews to dogs, writing in 2013 that the Israeli port city of Haifa is “full of Jewish dogs, and it looks like America, meaning, it wasn’t that special to me.”

While studying for a medical exam, Kollab tweeted a picture of “notes” she wrote to herself which read “People who support Israel should have their immune cells killed so they can see how it feels not to be able to defend yourself from foreign invaders.”

After the Cleveland Clinic announced it had terminated her, Kollab released a statement via her attorney Ziad Tayeh apologizing for her past comments.

“I wish sincerely and unequivocally to apologize for the offensive and hurtful language contained in those posts. This statement is not intended to excuse the content of the posts, but rather to demonstrate that those words do not represent who I am and the principles I stand for today.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Ground Zero For 9/11 Attacks: Sculpture Celebrating Saudi Arabia Has Been Erected

Saudi Arabia was implicated in the 9/11 attacks. The nine-foot-tall statue bears the Arabic inscription, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” These are very words of the 9/11 Muslim terrorists before they slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans. It is also what is etched on the ISIS black flag of jihad. What a horror.

A Congressional Inquiry’s report refers to evidence of Saudi Arabia substantial involvement in the execution of the attacks. The long-classified U.S. report shows the 9/11 Muslim terrorists were in contact with and received support from individuals connected to the Saudi government.

Related: Top Saudi Officials Aided the 9/11 Jihad Plot

Pamela Geller on Sean Hannity Radio Discussing the US Cover-Up of Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11

Declassified 9/11 pages show Saudi government involvement

9/11 hijackers:

Saudi Arabia
Ahmed al Ghamdi
Hamza al Ghamdi
Saeed al Ghamdi
Hani Hanjour
Nawaf al Hazmi
Salem al Hazmi
Ahmad al Haznawi
Ahmed al Nami
Khalid al Mihdhar
Majed Moqed
Abdul Aziz al Omari
Mohand al Shehri
Wail al Shehri
Waleed al Shehri
Satam al Suqami

A SCULPTURE CELEBRATING SAUDI ARABIA HAS BEEN ERECTED ON GROUND ZERO

By Davis Richardson • The Observer January 9, 2019:

This statue representing Saudi Arabia is just one of 20 nations featured in artist Laurence Jenkell’s ‘Candy of Nations.’ Davis Richardson, Observer

A sculpture celebrating Saudi Arabia’s place in the G20 Summit was erected on the World Trade Center grounds last week, a stone’s throw away from the 9/11 memorial.

Shaped to resemble a piece of candy, the nine-foot-tall statue bears the Kingdom’s emerald flag emblazoned with the Arabic inscription, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” It was created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011 as part of the larger installation “Candy Nation” which depicts G20 countries as sugary delights, and has since been featured in over 25 countries. All 20 sculptures are currently on display outside the Oculus shopping center.

The installation was curated and installed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. When reached for comment, the organization pointed Observer to a December press release announcing the exhibit.

Now read this:

“INSIDE THE SAUDI 9/11 COVERUP”

| By Paul Sperry, New York Post, December 15, 2013

After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.

But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.

It was kept secret and remains so today.

President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by comparison is about 1,000 words).

A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.

Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) can’t reveal the nation identified by it without violating federal law. So they’ve proposed Congress pass a resolution asking President Obama to declassify the entire 2002 report, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”

Some information already has leaked from the classified section, which is based on both CIA and FBI documents, and it points back to Saudi Arabia, a presumed ally.

The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

The findings, if confirmed, would back up open-source reporting showing the hijackers had, at a minimum, ties to several Saudi officials and agents while they were preparing for their attacks inside the United States. In fact, they got help from Saudi VIPs from coast to coast:

LOS ANGELES: Saudi consulate official Fahad al-Thumairy allegedly arranged for an advance team to receive two of the Saudi hijackers — Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi — as they arrived at LAX in 2000. One of the advance men, Omar al-Bayoumi, a suspected Saudi intelligence agent, left the LA consulate and met the hijackers at a local restaurant. (Bayoumi left the United States two months before the attacks, while Thumairy was deported back to Saudi Arabia after 9/11.)

SAN DIEGO: Bayoumi and another suspected Saudi agent, Osama Bassnan, set up essentially a forward operating base in San Diego for the hijackers after leaving LA. They were provided rooms, rent and phones, as well as private meetings with an American al Qaeda cleric who would later become notorious, Anwar al-Awlaki, at a Saudi-funded mosque he ran in a nearby suburb. They were also feted at a welcoming party. (Bassnan also fled the United States just before the attacks.)

WASHINGTON: Then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar and his wife sent checks totaling some $130,000 to Bassnan while he was handling the hijackers. Though the Bandars claim the checks were “welfare” for Bassnan’s supposedly ill wife, the money nonetheless made its way into the hijackers’ hands.

Other al Qaeda funding was traced back to Bandar and his embassy — so much so that by 2004 Riggs Bank of Washington had dropped the Saudis as a client.

The next year, as a number of embassy employees popped up in terror probes, Riyadh recalled Bandar.

“Our investigations contributed to the ambassador’s departure,” an investigator who worked with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington told me, though Bandar says he left for “personal reasons.”

FALLS CHURCH, VA.: In 2001, Awlaki and the San Diego hijackers turned up together again — this time at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Pentagon-area mosque built with funds from the Saudi Embassy. Awlaki was recruited 3,000 miles away to head the mosque. As its imam, Awlaki helped the hijackers, who showed up at his doorstep as if on cue. He tasked a handler to help them acquire apartments and IDs before they attacked the Pentagon.

Awlaki worked closely with the Saudi Embassy. He lectured at a Saudi Islamic think tank in Merrifield, Va., chaired by Bandar. Saudi travel itinerary documents I’ve obtained show he also served as the ­official imam on Saudi Embassy-sponsored trips to Mecca and tours of Saudi holy sites.

Most suspiciously, though, Awlaki fled the United States on a Saudi jet about a year after 9/11.

As I first reported in my book, “Infiltration,” quoting from classified US documents, the Saudi-sponsored cleric was briefly detained at JFK before being released into the custody of a “Saudi representative.” A federal warrant for Awlaki’s arrest had mysteriously been withdrawn the previous day. A US drone killed Awlaki in Yemen in 2011.

HERNDON, VA.: On the eve of the attacks, top Saudi government official Saleh Hussayen checked into the same Marriott Residence Inn near Dulles Airport as three of the Saudi hijackers who targeted the Pentagon. Hussayen had left a nearby hotel to move into the hijackers’ hotel. Did he meet with them? The FBI never found out. They let him go after he “feigned a seizure,” one agent recalled. (Hussayen’s name doesn’t appear in the separate 9/11 Commission Report, which clears the Saudis.)

SARASOTA, FLA.: 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers visited a home owned by Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of King Fahd. FBI agents investigating the connection in 2002 found that visitor logs for the gated community and photos of license tags matched vehicles driven by the hijackers. Just two weeks before the 9/11 attacks, the Saudi luxury home was abandoned. Three cars, including a new Chrysler PT Cruiser, were left in the driveway. Inside, opulent furniture was untouched.

Democrat Bob Graham, the former Florida senator who chaired the Joint Inquiry, has asked the FBI for the Sarasota case files, but can’t get a single, even heavily redacted, page released. He says it’s a “coverup.”

Is the federal government protecting the Saudis? Case agents tell me they were repeatedly called off pursuing 9/11 leads back to the Saudi Embassy, which had curious sway over White House and FBI responses to the attacks.

Just days after Bush met with the Saudi ambassador in the White House, the FBI evacuated from the United States dozens of Saudi officials, as well as Osama bin Laden family members. Bandar made the request for escorts directly to FBI headquarters on Sept. 13, 2001 — just hours after he met with the president. The two old family friends shared cigars on the Truman Balcony while discussing the attacks.

Bill Doyle, who lost his son in the World Trade Center attacks and heads the Coalition of 9/11 Families, calls the suppression of Saudi evidence a “coverup beyond belief.” Last week, he sent out an e-mail to relatives urging them to phone their representatives in Congress to support the resolution and read for themselves the censored 28 pages.

Astonishing as that sounds, few lawmakers in fact have bothered to read the classified section of arguably the most important investigation in US history.

Granted, it’s not easy to do. It took a monthlong letter-writing campaign by Jones and Lynch to convince the House intelligence panel to give them access to the material.

But it’s critical they take the time to read it and pressure the White House to let all Americans read it. This isn’t water under the bridge. The information is still relevant ­today. Pursuing leads further, getting to the bottom of the foreign support, could help head off another 9/11.

As the frustrated Joint Inquiry authors warned, in an overlooked addendum to their heavily redacted 2002 report, “State-sponsored terrorism substantially increases the likelihood of successful and more ­lethal attacks within the United States.”

Their findings must be released, even if they forever change US-Saudi relations. If an oil-rich foreign power was capable of orchestrating simultaneous bulls-eye hits on our centers of commerce and defense a dozen years ago, it may be able to pull off similarly devastating attacks today.

Members of Congress reluctant to read the full report ought to remember that the 9/11 assault missed its fourth target: them.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib & Sarsour Plan To Lead Congressional Trip To Judea & Samaria

Editor’s Note:  And who is paying for this?  Does this have anything to do with the US Constitution and what these women were elected to do in representation?  Nope, not a thing.  This is to advance a political agenda.  This is Ocasio-Cortez’s organizing and segmenting people.  This sounds like it might be similar to Turkish-born American lobbyist and head of a Texas-based non-profit Kemal Oksuz, aka “Kevin Oksuz,” who pled guilty in a scheme to conceal the fact that a 2013 Congressional trip to Azerbaijan was funded by the Azerbaijan government.

What is this — the Jew-hating jihad party? Tlaib’s district is the third-poorest in the nation. What is she doing waving the Nazi flag in the Jewish state? Did she run on Jew-hatred and is now delivering? Linda Sarsour is also a hardcore antisemite. And the simple-minded antisemite Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that the caravan of migrants is like Jews in the Holocaust. Where are the death camps? Where are the gas chambers? Where is the insistent demonization and genocidal rhetoric? What is even worse than the open Jew-hatred of Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez said is that no one in the Democrat leadership will have a word to say about it. They are their latest media darlings, and can do no wrong, especially when they demonstrate Their antisemitism, which they all share. Israel would be mad to let these Nazis in.

“Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and other star freshmen crash into Congress,” by Michael Wilner, Jerusalem Post, January 5, 2019:

WASHINGTON – A diverse, youthful cadre of freshman female lawmakers entered Congress last week much as they had campaigned for their seats: under the spotlight of intense national interest, proudly proclaiming themselves as agents of radical change.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the youngest-ever member of the House of Representatives at 29, sat for an interview with 60 Minutes and called for a 70% tax rate on the income of the wealthiest Americans. She was the only Democrat booed by her Republican colleagues – who view her as a poster child for the far-left and a rallying cry for their base – as she stood in favor of Nancy Pelosi of California for Speaker of the House.

And when opposition researchers tried to smear her with a video from her college years of her dancing on a rooftop to some sweet tunes – footage conservative sites apparently thought would embarrass her – she brushed her shoulders off, posting a video of herself entering her new congressional office dancing to “War, What Is It Good For?”

In stark contrast, Ocasio-Cortez’s friend and colleague, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, faced a rougher entry. At a private celebration after her swearing-in ceremony, she told supporters that she would stand up to bullies like US President Donald Trump and “impeach that mother******,” drawing condemnation from the president, Pelosi, and other Democratic leaders. She defended her comment on Twitter but refused to address a hoard of journalists trailing her on Capitol Hill.

Together with other prominent new Democratic members, including Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Sharice Davids from Kansas, Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib have become the public face of the most diverse, youthful and female Congress in American history.

They are more organically plugged in to social media than their more veteran colleagues, and have adeptly used those platforms to increase their profiles.

But several of those same members have also gained the attention, and concern, of the Israeli public, for their views on Israel.

While Ocasio-Cortez says she is not an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she has offered repeated criticism of the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians and says she intends on promoting Palestinian rights during her time in office.

Tlaib – the first Palestinian-American to sit in the House – says she opposes a two-state solution, and does not believe in Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

Linda Sarsour, a controversial Palestinian activist staunchly in favor of the BDS movement, was on Capitol Hill on Thursday to attend Tlaib’s swearing in. A world map in her new office was marked with a Post-it marking Israel as Palestine just hours before Tlaib took her oath, on a Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson….

Editor’s Note:  Daniel Greenfield clears up the fact that Tlaib didn’t swear in on Jefferson’s Koran for clear reasons.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

MORE STABBINGS IN LONDONISTAN: Woman Fighting For Her Life – Two Men Suffer Multiple Slash Wounds After Triple Stabbing

Once one of the greatest, most powerful cities on earth — now a third world shithole. Well done, Mayor Khan and Prime Minister May. But no worries, they have banned me — and my colleagues — from their country, so that these savages are never offended.

On Friday, a dad was stabbed to death in front of his 14-year-old son on a train between London and Guildford by a savage with a [religious] beard. The 51-year-old was knifed “multiple times” on the service between London and Guildford by the suspect, who wasn’t known to him. Mom Charlotte Huggins became the first knife crime fatality of 2019 on New Year’s Day.

WOMAN IN HER 30S IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AND TWO MEN ARE LEFT WITH SLASH WOUNDS AFTER TRIPLE STABBING IN LONDON

  • Female is in critical condition after triple knifing in Leyton at 3.30pm today
  • Two male victims are stable in east London hospital after suffering slash wounds
  • It’s the second stabbing in capital today after man, 26, was knifed in Forest Gate

By Connor Boyd For Mailonline, 5 January 2019

A woman is fighting for life in hospital after a triple stabbing this afternoon, as London’s bloody New Year continues.

The victim, in her 30s, was attacked along with two men at an address in Leyton, East London, at around 3.30pm.

She remains in hospital in critical condition, while the men’s injuries are not life threatening.

A spokesman for The Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called to Church Road, E10 at 15:37hrs on Saturday, 5 January following reports of a man injured.

‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a woman with stab injuries and two men with slash wounds.

‘They have been taken to an east London hospital for treatment. The woman aged in her thirties is in a critical condition. Both men’s injuries are not life threatening or changing.

‘No arrests have been made. A crime scene is in place. Police in Waltham Forest continue to deal. Enquiries continue.’

Roads in the area remain closed. Videos posted online show emergency services blocking off the street.

At least three police cars and an ambulance are at the scene. Worried neighbours are also crowded in the street.

One resident, Greg Dash, said: ‘Just got in to find my neighbour shook up – he just saw a family get stabbed in Leyton. Mother and father in front of their kid. Horrible. Police were there in minutes.’

The stabbing is the second in the capital today, and the third in the space of two days.

A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after suffering multiple stab wounds in Forest Gate, East London, at 2.15pm today.

 

Lee Pomeroy, 51, was stabbed multiple times following an altercation on-board a Guildford to London Waterloo train at around 1pm yesterday. The married father of one, was on his way into London with his 14-year-old son for a day out when the deadly incident happened.

Yesterday, a 51-year-old father was fatally stabbed in front of his son on a train to London from Guildford.

Lee Pomeroy had been heading to the capital with his 14-year-old son for a day out when the deadly incident happened. Today would’ve been his birthday.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Farnham area on suspicion of his murder.

‘Beautiful’ mother Charlotte Huggins became the first knife crime fatality of 2019 on New Year’s Day when she was discovered with stab injuries at a south London home hours into the new year.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Racist Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib Threatens Trump: “We’re Going To Impeach The M*therF**cker”

‘Fresh Face’ Dem Congresswoman: ‘We’re Gonna Impeach The Motherf***er’ 

The people of Michigan’s 13th district should be concerned. That is because someone who is quite deranged and despicable will be representing them in Congress for a long time. Sadly, Tlaib will use her new position in Congress to spew her racist and unhinged rants against Israel, President Trump, and anyone else who she disagrees with.

It would be interesting to know if this racist thug even has a plan to help her constituents. Michigan’s 13th district is the poorest in Michigan and one of the poorest in the United States. Many of Tlaib’s constituents live in poverty. She will need to work with the President if she is to have any chance at improving their lives. Unfortunately, Tlaib decided that it would be much more beneficial to her constituents to viciously attack and threaten President Trump on her first day in office. What a stupid lowlife Tlaib is.

The mainstream media has been gushing over the election of Rep. Rashida Tlaib because she is a woman and a Muslim. As a result, much of the mainstream media refuses to expose Tlaib for the radical anti-Semite that she is. Most, and possibly all, of the mainstream media will also not expose that Tlaib participated in a pro-Hamas rally in 2014. President Trump is 100 percent correct when he refers to the fake mainstream media as “the enemy of the people.”

The election of Rashida Tlaib should not be considered a proud day for America, as the fake mainstream media would have you believe. The election of  Rashida Tlaib should be considered a sad and embarrassing day for America. Furthermore, Tlaib’s election is also indicative of just how radical and frightening the Democrat Party and the mainstream media have become.

“Rep. Rashida Tlaib Defends Explicit Verbal Attack on Trump: #UnapologeticallyMe,” by Colby Hall, Mediaite, January 4, 2019:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib is defending her explicit verbal attack on the President of the United States on Friday morning.

On Thursday, the newly sworn-in member of United States Congress celebrated her official status as Congressperson at a party sponsored by progressive activist group MoveOn.org. At the party, she took the microphone and after decrying the plight of bullies (in the context of President Donald Trump) and proclaimed “we’re going to impeach the motherf*cker!”

This verbal attack was not just received with cheers and applause from the politically friendly crowd but was also very predictably captured on smartphones. The video of which has since gone viral and has become perfect cable news fodder.

Tlaib responded to the sudden attention with the following tweet:

https://twitter.com/RashidaTlaib/status/1081190513691246592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1081190513691246592&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediaite.com%2Fonline%2Frep-rashida-tlaib-defends-explicit-verbal-attack-on-trump-unapologeticallyme%2F

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Cleveland: Genocidal Muslim Doctor Lara Kollab Who Vowed To”Purposely Give Jews The Wrong Meds” Is Fired

Earlier this week, the Geller Report reported on the vicious Muslim racist who had a monstrous history of Jew-hatred and racist statements. This racist nazi had a LONG history of vicious racist, genocidal threats. She BRAGGED about her hatred. What took @Cleveland Clinic so long? Did they not vet her? Or did they secretly agree with her?

US HOSPITAL FIRES ANTI-SEMITIC EMPLOYEE WHO THREATENED TO ‘GIVE ALL JEWS THE WRONG MEDS’

A US hospital has fired a young doctor after she made anti-Semitic threats, including a disturbing claim she would “purposefully give Jews the wrong meds”.

Fox News, News Corp Australia Network, January 3, 2019:

An American hospital has fired a resident over anti-Semitic comments and threats to give Jewish people “the wrong meds” surfaced on social media.

Lara Kollab was identified as the fired employee behind the comments. She worked as a supervised resident at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio from July to September, Fox News reported.
Lara Kollab was fired from the Cleveland Clinic after anti-Semitic online threats she made surfaced, including a claim she intended to “give Jews the wrong meds”. Picture: Facebook

Lara Kollab was fired from the Cleveland Clinic after anti-Semitic online threats she made surfaced, including a claim she intended to “give Jews the wrong meds”. Picture: Facebook

“She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organisation. We fully embrace diversity, inclusion and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system,” the Cleveland Clinic said in a statement posted online.

Ms Kollab no longer works at the Cleveland Clinic. Picture: Supplied

Ms Kollab no longer works at the Cleveland Clinic. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Ms Kollab’s anti-Semitic comments were first documented by Canary Mission, a group that examines social media accounts to find anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks.

Among the comments were threats to mistreat Jewish patients. “Hahha ewww. I’ll purposely give all the [Jews] the wrong meds,” she wrote in a 2012 tweet.

In multiple other posts on Twitter, she called for violence against the Jewish people, called them “dogs,” compared them to the Nazis, and minimised the Holocaust.

Lara Kollab, an American doctor, tweeted that she intended to deliberately give Jewish people incorrect medication. Picture: Canary Mission

Lara Kollab, an American doctor, tweeted that she intended to deliberately give Jewish people incorrect medication. Pictures: Canary Mission

“Look, Haifa is sweet (nice), but it’s full of Jewish dogs, and it looks like America, meaning, it wasn’t that special to me,” Kollab once wrote, according to the website’s translation.

“I don’t mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the people who were in it now kill my people,” she wrote in 2012.

Since the firing, Ms Kollab deleted her social media accounts, though some of them were preserved.


Kollab has shared anti-Semitic tweets on at least several occasions. Picture: Canary Mission

Kollab has shared anti-Semitic tweets on at least several occasions. Picture: Canary MissionSource:Supplied

Her LinkedIn page claims she graduated from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York.

Her page said she was a biology tutor to high school and college students shortly after getting her bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in 2013, while since 2015 she has been a mentor to “1st, 2nd, and 3rd year medical students.”

Kollab’s medical license, which she received in July 2018, remains active and will expire in June 2021.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and has been republished with permission.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Christian Man Beaten & Threatened By Muslims In Pakistan Faces Imminent Deportation From UK

Could Theresa May’s government get any more venal, to say nothing of suicidal? Britain is under siege from Islamic jihadists, and they’re deporting Christians.

Last night a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” stabbed three people in Manchester.

Was he born in Britain?

Whether he was or not, there are plenty of jihadists in Britain today who were not born there, and they are not being deported.

Instead, this Christian is.

The land of the Magna Carta is dead and decaying rapidly.

“Christian man ‘beaten and threatened by Islamic extremists’ in Pakistan faces imminent deportation from UK,” by May Bulman, Independent, December 26, 2018:

A Christian man who was allegedly beaten and repeatedly threatened with execution by Islamic extremists in Pakistan is facing imminent deportation from the UK.

A church community in Birmingham has been left shocked after Asher Samson, 41, was detained while attending a weekly signing event with the Home Office in Solihull on 26 November.

Mr Samson told The Independent he was “terrified” at the prospect of being sent back to his home city of Abbottabad in Pakistan.

The 31-year-old first arrived in the UK in 2004 to carry out his theology training in order to become a pastor, but later applied for asylum after receiving threats from Islamic extremists during visits home, he said.

His asylum claim was rejected earlier this year and Mr Samson is now being held in Morton Hall Detention Centre in Lincoln where he has been told he will be deported.

Mr Samson said he has “no one and nowhere to go” in Pakistan, adding: “If they do send me back my life will be really in danger. I’m so scared.

“People know who I am, they know I am a Christian and they have seen me on social media.

“They told me they had booked me a flight and I refused to go. They said next time they will take me by force.”…

Revered Lorraine Shorten, who has known Mr Samson and his brother Aamir for 15 months and is pastor at their church of 10 years, said he was a “well-thought-of” member of the community….

“It’s shameful – we are a Christian country yet we can’t help them. It’s terrifying to send him back there with the situation for Christians in Pakistan.”…

“At home they were threatened and they lived in fear. This is so extremely short-sighted by the Home Office.”…

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Woman-Beating Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Hires Anti-Law Enforcement Deputy

Hakim Muhammad (Keith Ellison) is a terror-funded woman-beater, but you will see none of this in the enemedia, the propaganda arm of the hard-left. He has called Americanism and freedom an “ugly philosophy.” He has claimed that national borders create “an injustice.” The injustice is that a terrorist operative became not just a Congressman, but DNC deputy chair, gaining a national platform to spew and propagandize for the hijrah, and is now Minnesota’s Attorney General.

Unbelievable corruption.

The Democrats are standing behind this serial woman-beater.

Respect the Muslim Brotherhood!

“Ellison Hires Anti-Law Enforcement Deputy,” by John Hinderaker, Powerline, December 30, 2018 (thanks to Vikram):

The nation’s first anti-law enforcement attorney general, Keith Ellison, has named the man who will be his chief deputy when he takes office next month. The Star Tribune gives the story its usual lazy treatment, mostly quoting Ellison’s press release:

Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison picked a veteran immigration lawyer to be his chief deputy attorney general on Friday, reviving a position that will give Ellison a second-in-command when he takes office next month.

John Keller’s tenure leading the nonprofit Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) since 2005 will add to the office a “unique combination of deep grassroots understanding of the struggles that all Minnesotans face,” Ellison said in a statement announcing the hire.

Keller’s ILCM provides legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees and has played a prominent role in the state in opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Keller joined the office as a staff attorney in 1998 and, as director, grew the office from five staffers to a 32-employee operation that counts five offices statewide and a network of 250 pro bono attorneys.

The Star Tribune adds:

Keller will help manage the office’s lawyers and legal assistants and figures to be key in helping Ellison follow through on a campaign promise to assist county attorneys in handling complex criminal prosecutions and appeals.

Really? Why? Keller apparently has never handled a criminal prosecution, let alone a complex one. And his only reported involvement with law enforcement is helping law-breakers to evade it.

It falls to the upstart Minnesota Sun to give us a deeper understanding of Keller’s background and what it says about the direction of law enforcement in Minnesota under Keith Ellison:

Keller and the ILCM have become outspoken critics of the Trump administration and its immigration polices, and have repeatedly taken actions to thwart Trump’s agenda in Minnesota.

Last December, for instance, Keller helped secure $250,000 in taxpayer funds from Hennepin County to launch a legal defense fund for county residents facing deportation. The fund was criticized by Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson for using taxpayer money to help people who have violated the country’s immigration laws, The Star Tribune reported.

ILCM currently operates 10 different legal projects, including a “Detainee Assistance Project” that provides “full representation for detained clients who qualify for asylum or other relief,” and a “DREAMers Immigration Project,” which offers “legal representation and outreach for youth who were brought to the U.S. as children.”
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In various press releases, Keller has condemned the actions of the Trump administration, most recently its use of tear gas at the southern border.

“The current administration has intentionally escalated and manipulated this refugee crisis. It has shown its cynical bad faith by acting unlawfully and without regards for international human rights, settled U.S. law, and human dignity,” Keller said in November. “This administration’s actions towards immigrants and refugees continue to corrupt the very soul of who we strive to be as expressed by our national motto, E Pluribus Unum.”

Did Keller ever criticize the repeated use of tear gas at the border by the Obama administration?

After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban in June, Keller flatly stated that the “decision is wrong.”

“Just as it was wrong in Korematsu, upholding the internment of Japanese-Americans, and wrong in Dred Scott, upholding slavery,” Keller continued. “More than 70 years later, the Court today overturned Korematsu, acknowledging that was the wrong decision. We hope it does not take as long for the Court to recognize that today’s decision is equally wrong.”

This is idiotic. Keeping out would-be illegal invaders equals slavery? Good grief….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

World Hijab Day Encourages All Women to Wear Veil in Solidarity with Muslims – Says Nothing About Women Brutalized For Not Wearing It

Under the hashtag #FreeInHijab, Islamic supremacists and their willing gophers on the left — middle-class Western feminists — are planning another “World Hijab Day.” In one of the most pathetic and destructive displays of virtue signalling, non-Muslim women are once again being urged to wear the garment of oppression, subjugation and misogyny. While women are fighting and dying for their most basic rights, left-wing goons are working to impose the misogyny of the sharia.

No cares if you wear the hijab.

No one cares if you wear purple hair, for that matter.

The real world recognition day should be in tribute to the women who are forced to wear the hijab, and beaten and/or arrested if they don’t.

World Hijab Day is a stunning indictment of the hypocrisy of the evil left, as much as their choice of the sharia-promoting, forced marriage advocate Linda Sarsour for their leader.

The real “feminists” are those women in Iran who are risking imprisonment and torture for taking off their hijabs.

They are fighting for a fraction, a sliver of the freedoms their Western “sisters” enjoy.

“World Hijab Day Encourages All Women to Wear Veil in Solidarity with Muslims,” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, December 26, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

The World Hijab Day (WHD) non-profit organization launched its 2019 campaign Wednesday, encouraging women and girls of all faiths, backgrounds, and ethnicities to “voice their choice” of wearing the headscarf for 24 hours on February 1, in solidarity with Muslim women across the world.

“#FreeInHijab is the much-needed hashtag for our current global situation where women in hijab are labeled by media as oppressed and symbolically imprisoned,” Nazma Khan told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency (AA).

“Through this hashtag, women are encouraged to voice their choice of wearing the hijab; thus dispelling common misconceptions,” Khan added.

Each year since its inception in 2013, WHD has invited women to wear a hijab — a headscarf worn by Muslim women — for one day on February 1.

“Perhaps, this one-day experience will make them see the hijab in a different light,” Khan told AA.

“More than 70 global ambassadors from over 45 countries have been involved, and women from around 190 countries participate in the annual event,” Al Jazeera noted last year.

Khan explained that WHD’s 2019 motto is “Breaking Stereotypes, Shattering Boundaries,” noting that the campaign also includes “promoting World Hijab Day both online and offline globally.”

Each year, the non-profit organization prepares for World Hijab Day weeks in advance.

In 2017, WHD became a nonprofit organization focused on fighting discrimination against Muslim women through awareness and education, according to the organization’s official webpage.

Khan has told several news outlets that the hardships she faced growing up in New York City due to her hijab motivated her to establish World Hijab Day.

“I was constantly bullied in middle school and high school. Discrimination took on a different height after 9/11,” she said, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

She added, “Every day, I would face different challenges just walking on the street; I was chased, spat on, surrounded by goons, called a terrorist, Osama bin Laden, etc.”

Khan described her experience as “devastating,” adding that she did not want anyone else to go through the same thing.

“Therefore, I thought to myself, if I could invite sisters from all faiths and backgrounds to walk in my shoes just for a day, perhaps things would change,” she said.

In 2017, New York state and the House of Commons of the U.K. recognized February 1 as World Hijab Day. The Scottish Parliament and the Philippines have reportedly followed suit.

Khan dismissed accusations that the organization is spreading a political Islam ideology….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Sweden: Muslims Who Wanted To “Kill As Many As Possible” Over Muhammad Cartoon To Be Released From Prison

Madness. These devout savages plotted to slaughter editors, journalists, cartoonists because of a cartoon. Denmark, France (Charlie Hebdo) and Garland, Texas (AFDI free speech event) — the threat is constant and real.

The terrorists have only served two-thirds of their punishment.

They should serving a life term away from the other prisoners, whom they have been recruiting for jihad.

All of the terrorists had been reported for threats of violence to staff and other prisoners during their prison sentence, with one requiring isolation after attempting to radicalize fellow inmates.

Charlie Hebdo slaughter

Our free speech event in Garland, Texas, was fired upon by devout savages

SWEDEN TO RELEASE MUSLIMS WHO WANTED TO “KILL AS MANY AS POSSIBLE” OVER 2010 CARTOON

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US Air Force’s Air University Warns Of Devastating Attack On National Power Grid That Could Collapse US Society

An EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack could take down the entire nation’s power grid, leading to a total collapse of American society.

This is not hysteria or exaggeration.

The Air University’s Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education has just issued its 2018 report, Electromagnetic Defense Task Force, by Major David Stuckenberg, Ambassador R. James Woolsey, and Colonel Douglas DeMaio.

It makes for sobering reading.

The report warns:

“While EMS [electronmagnetic spectrum] vulnerabilities and threats have matured, national and even international capabilities to deny or mitigate such threats and vulnerabilities remain highly dispersed or incomplete. In some areas, there is a complete absence of strategy. In other cases, traditional deterrence efforts afford little to no utility in preventing adverse enemy action in the EMS. In many respects, this is not dissimilar from deterrence activities in cyber space—which are almost completely ineffective….Unlike some tactical gray zone threats, strategic EMS gray zone challenges can conceivably threaten a nation’s survival. Gray zone EMS threats, such as EMP, were addressed by the commander of the United States Strategic Command, General John Hyten, USAF, during his remarks at the Air Force Association Convention on 20 September 2017, when he noted, ‘EMP is a realistic threat and it’s a credible threat.’ General Hyten went on to note that civil society is not prepared to address the challenges associated with an EMP attack.”

So what can be done in the face of this threat? Read the full report here.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

NBC Spreads Fake News President Trump Did Not Visit Troops at Christmastime

This is what they do. They’re so mad to destroy Trump, they don’t care how many lies they tell. In reality, the Trumps visited the troops in Iraq, and were greeted enthusiastically.

These kind of trips take weeks to plan, but the NBC News producers don’t care about the truth at all: “NBC has yet to retract its demonstrably fake headline, and has left the fake story up on its website as of publication of this article.”

If they make people hate Trump, it will be mission accomplished for them.

“Fake News: NBC Spreads False Claim President Trump Did Not Visit Troops at ‘Christmastime,’” by Matthew Boyle, Breitbart, December 26, 2018:

NBC News and a variety of other media outlets falsely reported that President Donald Trump did not visit U.S. troops in a combat zone during Christmastime. NBC has yet to retract its demonstrably fake headline, and has left the fake story up on its website as of publication of this article.

On Wednesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise secret Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq.

It is customary for the White House to be secretive when it comes to presidential travel to war-torn areas and active combat zones. The White House did not confirm the trip until mid-afternoon on Wednesday.

In the White House press pool report from Time Magazine’s Brian Bennett, filed from Iraq, he notes that the president left the White House late on Christmas night and arrived in Iraq on Wednesday.

“President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to see U.S. combat troops in Iraq on the day after Christmas,” Bennett wrote. “Trump left the White House late on Dec. 25 for an unannounced movement to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Pool was prepositioned on the plane and did not see Trump board. Air Force One was wheels up at 12:06 am ET on Dec. 26. POTUS landed at 11:16 am ET/ 7:16 pm local time at Al Asad Air Base, a joint U.S.-Iraqi military base west of Baghdad.”

He also noted that the White House had embargoed the details of the trip until after Trump gave remarks to troops:

The details of the trip were embargoed until POTUS had finished giving remarks to a group of about 100 mostly U.S. special operations troops engaged in combat operations in Iraq and Syria.

But, a variety of media outlets–chief among them NBC News–jumped the gun and on Tuesday published critiques of Trump for not visiting the troops.

“Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime,” was the headline on an NBC News article from reporter Elyse Perlmutter-Gumbiner.

The sub-headline of the story reads: “Though he called military personnel on Tuesday, Trump did not visit a hospital or a military base.”

The article itself goes even further and says that Trump did not visit troops or wounded warriors this year–after having visited wounded warriors at Walter Reed last year–at all during Christmastime:

On Christmas Day, President Donald Trump took part in a long-running practice of presidents who called troops stationed around the country and the world.

But he broke from a recent tradition of actually visiting troops and wounded warriors. He did so in 2017, when he visited wounded troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Dec. 21 (and invited Coast Guard service members to play golf at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida).

By staying home on Tuesday, Trump became the first president since 2002 who didn’t visit military personnel around Christmastime.

After the White House confirmed that President Trump was indeed in Iraq with the first lady, per the White House’s Sanders, NBC News added an “Editor’s Note” to Perlmutter-Gumbiner’s article that says: “On Wednesday, a day after this article was published, President Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq to greet U.S. troops. It was his first presidential visit to a combat zone.”

There are a number of problematic things with the way NBC News has handled this problem. First and foremost, the outlet’s own editor’s note disproves both the headline and sub-headline of the article–as well as key sentences from it.

Even though Trump did not get there until Wednesday, NBC News’s headline that Trump did not visit military personnel at “Christmastime” is patently false–as is the statement in the last sentence of the above-captioned piece of the story. Arguing that the day after Christmas is not still “Christmastime” is frankly silly and will not work as a defense for NBC News.

A spokeswoman for NBC News has not returned a request for comment on if NBC will be retracting the inaccurate headline, and has not answered which editors and NBC personnel were involved in the printing of this inaccuracy. It also remains to be seen if the reporter and other personnel involved in the printing of this inaccuracy will face any kind of consequences for pushing out demonstrably fake news, another question to which the NBC spokeswoman has not replied.

The consequences of spreading inaccurate information like NBC News did here are dire–the fake anti-Trump stories spread into several other media outlets after NBC pushed out its fake story. They include leftist websites Salon.comTalking Points Memo, and the Huffington Post, in addition to articles in The Hill newspaper, NewsMaxNewsweek, and People magazine–among others. All of the other outlets that printed the fake story relied on NBC News as their main source for the piece.

Several of them have added updates reflecting the fact that the original reporting from NBC News was inaccurate….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Germany Continues To Submit To Sharia: New Law Banning Child Marriage Declared Unconstitutional

The case involves a Syrian couple — a 14-year-old Syrian girl married to her 21-year-old cousin — who arrived in Germany at the height of the migrant crisis. More of the poison fruit from the hijrah. Islam in da house.

GERMANY: NEW LAW BANNING CHILD MARRIAGE DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

By Soeren Kern, Gatestone, December 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

  • The ruling, which effectively opens the door to legalizing Sharia-based child marriages in Germany, is one of a growing number of instances in which German courts are — wittingly or unwittingly — promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in the country.
  • “Germany cannot, on the one hand, be against child marriages internationally, and on the other hand, be for such marriages in our own country. The best interests of the child cannot be compromised in this case. (…) This is about the constitutionally established protection of children and minors!” — Winfried Bausback, Bavarian lawmaker who helped draft the law against child marriage.
  • “We should consider one more thing: judgments are made ‘in the name of the people.’ This people has clearly expressed through its representatives in the Bundestag that it no longer wants to recognize child marriage.” — Commentator Andreas von Delhaes-Guenther.

The Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH), Germany’s highest court of civil and criminal jurisdiction, has ruled that a new law that bans child marriage may be unconstitutional because all marriages, including Sharia-based child marriages, are protected by Germany’s Basic Law (Grundgesetz).

The ruling, which effectively opens the door to legalizing Sharia-based child marriages in Germany, is one of a growing number of instances in which German courts are — wittingly or unwittingly — promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in the country.

The case involves a Syrian couple — a 14-year-old Syrian girl married to her 21-year-old cousin — who arrived in Germany at the height of the migrant crisis in August 2015. The Youth Welfare Office (Jugendamt) refused to recognize their marriage and separated the girl from her husband. When the husband filed a lawsuit, a family court in Aschaffenburg ruled in favor of the Youth Welfare Office, which claimed to be the girl’s legal guardian.

In May 2016, an appeals court in Bamberg overturned the decision. The court ruled that the marriage was valid because it was contracted in Syria, where, according to Sharia law, child marriages are allowed. The ruling effectively legalized Sharia child marriages in Germany.

The ruling — described as a “crash course in Syrian Islamic marriage law” — ignited a firestorm of criticism. Some accused the Bamberg court of applying Sharia law over German law to legalize a practice banned in Germany.

“Religious or cultural justifications obscure the simple fact that older, perverse men are abusing young girls,” said Rainer Wendt, head of the German police union.

Monika Michell of Terre des Femmes, a women’s rights group that campaigns against child marriage, added: “A husband cannot be the legal guardian of a child bride because he is involved in a sexual relationship with her — a very obvious conflict of interest.”

The Justice Minister of Hesse, Eva Kühne-Hörmann, asked: “If underage persons — quite rightly — are not allowed to buy a beer, why should the lawmakers allow children to make such profound decisions related to marriage?”

Others said the ruling would open the floodgates of cultural conflict in Germany, as Muslims would view it as a precedent to push for the legalization of other Islamic practices, including polygamy, in the country.

In September 2016, the German Interior Ministry, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, revealed that 1,475 married children — including 361 children under the age of 14 — were known to be living in Germany as of July 31, 2016.

In a bid to protect girls who were married abroad but sought asylum in Germany, the German parliament on June 1, 2017 had passed legislation banning child marriages. The so-called Law to Fight Child Marriage (Gesetz zur Bekämpfung von Kinderehen) set the minimum age of consent for marriage in Germany at 18 years and nullified all existing marriages, including those contracted abroad, where a participant was under the age of 16 at the time of the ceremony.

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, in its ruling, published on December 14, 2018, stated that the new law may be unconstitutional because it violated Articles 1 (human dignity), 2 (free development of personality), 3 (equal protection) and 6 (protection of marriage and family) of the Basic Law, which serves as the German constitution.

The court also ruled that the new law cannot be applied retroactively, and therefore cannot apply to the Syrian couple, who were married in February 2015.

Finally, the Federal Court of Justice asked the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) to examine the legality of Germany’s blanket-ban on child marriage and to determine whether German authorities should heretofore assess the validity of child marriages on a case-by-case basis.

The ruling ignores Article 6 of the Introductory Act to the German Civil Code (Einführungsgesetz zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuche, EGBGB), which states:

“A legal standard of another State shall not be applied where its application results in an outcome which is manifestly incompatible with the essential principles of German law. In particular, it is not applicable if the application is incompatible with fundamental rights.”

By shielding the Syrian couple from German law, the court has not only legitimized the use of Sharia law to determine the outcome of legal cases in Germany, it has also established a precedent that will almost certainly be used in the future by defenders of child marriage and other foreign laws.

Moreover, by insisting that the legitimacy of child marriages be examined on a case-by-case basis, the court has opened the door to so-called cultural exceptions, namely those enshrined in Sharia law, which does not set any age limit to marriage.

Winfried Bausback, a Bavarian lawmaker who helped draft the law against child marriage, was outraged by the court’s decision:

“Because of our Constitution and for the benefit of the child, in the present case, there should be only one answer: This marriage must be null and void right from the beginning.

“Germany cannot on the one hand be against child marriages internationally, and on the other hand be for such marriages in our own country. The best interests of the child cannot be compromised in this case. (…) This is about the constitutionally established protection of children and minors!”

Commentator Andreas von Delhaes-Guenther wrote:

“In the end, it is a question of principle to what extent Germany wants to accept foreign law, which is completely contrary to our law on important issues. It took centuries to remove the Middle Ages from our law; we must not now bring it back for reasons of alleged tolerance or ‘individual case consideration.’ Rather, we must say that in Germany, German law applies to all, especially in important legal interests such as life, health — or just the welfare of the child, with an immutable age limit for marriages.

“We should consider one more thing: judgments are made ‘in the name of the people.’ This people has clearly expressed through its representatives in the Bundestag that it no longer wants to recognize child marriage.”

GERMAN COURTS AND SHARIA LAW

German courts are increasingly deferring to Islamic law because either the plaintiffs or the defendants are Muslim. Critics say the cases — especially those in which German law has taken a back seat to Sharia law — reflect a dangerous encroachment of Islamic law into the German legal system.

In November 2016, for instance, a court in Wuppertal ruled that seven Islamists who formed a vigilante patrol to enforce Sharia law on city streets did not break German law and were simply exercising their right to free speech.

The self-appointed “Sharia Police” had sparked public outrage in September 2014, when they distributed yellow leaflets that established a “Sharia-controlled zone” in the Elberfeld district of Wuppertal. The men urged both Muslim and non-Muslim passersby to attend mosques and to refrain from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, gambling, music, pornography and prostitution.

Wuppertal’s public prosecutor, Wolf-Tilman Baumert, argued that the men, who wore orange vests emblazoned with the words “SHARIAH POLICE,” had violated a law that bans wearing uniforms at public rallies. The law, which especially prohibits uniforms that express political views, was originally designed to prevent neo-Nazi groups from parading in public. According to Baumert, the vests were illegal because they had a “deliberate, intimidating and militant” effect.

The Wuppertal District Court, however, ruled that the vests technically were not uniforms, and in any event did not pose a threat. The court said that witnesses and passersby could not possibly have felt intimidated by the men, and that prosecuting them would infringe on their freedom of expression. The “politically correct” decision, which was successfully appealed, effectively authorized the Sharia Police to continue enforcing Islamic law in Wuppertal.

On January 11, 2018, however, the Federal Court of Justice overturned the Wuppertal court’s decision and ordered the seven individuals to be retried. The Federal Court stated that they had indeed violated the law that bans the wearing of uniforms.

Sharia law has been encroaching into the German justice system virtually unchecked for nearly two decades. Some examples include:

  • In August 2000, a court in Kassel ordered a widow to split her late Moroccan husband’s pension with another woman to whom the man was simultaneously married. Although polygamy is illegal in Germany, the judge ruled that the two wives must share the pension, in accordance with Moroccan law.
  • In March 2004, a court in Koblenz granted the second wife of an Iraqi living in Germany the right to remain permanently in the country. The court ruled that after five years in a polygamous marriage in Germany, it would be unfair to expect her to return to Iraq.
  • In March 2007, a judge in Frankfurt cited the Koran in a divorce case involving a German-Moroccan woman who had been repeatedly beaten by her Moroccan husband. Although police ordered the man to stay away from his estranged wife, he continued to abuse her and at one point threatened to kill her. Judge Christa Datz-Winter refused to grant the divorce. She quoted Sura 4, Verse 34 of the Koran, which justifies “both the husband’s right to use corporal punishment against a disobedient wife and the establishment of the husband’s superiority over the wife.” The judge was eventually removed from the case.
  • In December 2008, a court in Düsseldorf ordered a Turkish man to pay a €30,000 ($32,000) dower to his former daughter-in-law, in accordance with Sharia law.
  • In October 2010, a court in Cologne ruled that an Iranian man must pay his ex-wife a dower of €162,000 euros ($171,000), the current equivalent value of 600 gold coins, in accordance with the original Sharia marriage contract.
  • In December 2010, a court in Munich ruled that a German widow was entitled to only one-quarter of the estate left by her late husband, who was born in Iran. The court awarded the other three-quarters of the inheritance to the man’s relatives in Tehran in accordance with Sharia law.
  • In November 2011, a court in Siegburg allowed an Iranian couple to be divorced twice, first by a German judge according to German law, and then by an Iranian cleric according to Sharia law. The director of the Siegburg District Court, Birgit Niepmann, said the Sharia ceremony “was a service of the court.”
  • In July 2012, a court in Hamm ordered an Iranian man to pay his estranged wife a dower as part of a divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who married according to Sharia law in Iran, migrated to Germany and later separated. As part of the original marriage agreement, the husband promised to pay his wife a dower of 800 gold coins payable upon demand. The court ordered the husband to pay the woman €213,000 ($225,000), the current equivalent value of the coins.
  • In June 2013, a court in Hamm ruled that anyone who contracts marriage according to Islamic law in a Muslim country and later seeks a divorce in Germany must abide by the original terms established by Sharia law. The landmark ruling effectively legalized the Sharia practice of “triple-talaq,” obtaining a divorce by reciting the phrase “I divorce you” three times.
  • In July 2016, a court in Hamm ordered a Lebanese man to pay his estranged wife a dower as part of a divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who married according to Sharia law in Lebanon, migrated to Germany and later separated. As part of the original marriage agreement, the husband promised to pay his wife a dower of $15,000. The German court ordered him to pay her the equivalent amount in euros.

In an interview with Spiegel Online, Islam expert Mathias Rohe defended the existence of parallel legal structures in Germany as an “expression of globalization.” He added: “We apply Islamic law just as we do French law.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Emir Arrested, ‘Mastermind’ Of Backpacker Beheadings – 18 Jihadis Now Under Arrest In Brutal Murders Of Female Tourists In Morocco

Morocco’s counterterrorism chief said Monday that five more people have been arrested in connection with the horrific ISIS-inspired murders of two Scandinavian hikers in the High Atlas mountains, including the so-called “emir” who masterminded the killings.

This is not one lone jihadi, this is an army led by an Emir.

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‘MASTERMIND’ OF BACKPACKER BEHEADINGS ARRESTED, MOROCCAN OFFICIALS SAY

By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News December 25, 2018:

Morocco’s counterterrorism chief said Monday that five more people have been arrested in connection with the horrific ISIS-inspired murders of two Scandinavian hikers in the High Atlas mountains, including the so-called “emir” who masterminded the killings.

Abdelhak Khiam, the head of the country’s central office for judicial investigation, identified the alleged ringleader to Agence France-Presse as Abdessamad Ejjoud, a 25-year-old street vendor who lived on the outskirts of Marrakech. Khiam said Ejjoud had “formed a kind of cell that discussed how to carry out a terrorist act inside the kingdom … targeting the security services or foreign tourists.”

A total of 18 people have been arrested in the murders of 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland and 24-year-old Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, whose bodies were found Dec. 17. Khaim said three of those arrested had terror-related criminal records.

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Ejjoud was believed to have carried out the murders along with 33-year-old Abderrahim Khayali, 27-year-old Younes Ouaziyad and 33-year-old Rachid Afatti. Investigators have said the four men shot a video the week before the murders in which they pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. However, Khiam told AFP the four had not had contact with ISIS leaders “in conflict zones, whether in Syria, Iraq or Libya.”

Nine of the 18 men were arrested on Friday. Officials said they were heading to the area where the women were beheaded with the intent to commit a crime. According to Boubker Sabik, a spokesman for the Moroccan security and domestic intelligence services, investigators found electronic devices, knives, bomb-making materials and unauthorized rifles.

The killings have shocked Morocco, which has seen relatively few acts of terror compared to its North African and Middle Eastern neighbors. On Saturday, hundreds of people took part in a candlelit vigil outside the Norwegian and Danish embassies in the capital, Rabat. Some carried flowers, while others held banners that said “Sorry.”

“Words cannot describe this barbaric crime,” said Khalil Bensalmi, in his fifties, who came to the vigil with his two daughters. “This doesn’t at all represent Moroccan society or its pacifist culture.”

Ratiba Naji, a housewife, tried to hold back her emotions as she said, “It’s horrendous. These girls deserve life. Their parents must be devastated. I am sorry.”

The killings marked the first terrorist attack to hit Morocco since 2011, when a suicide bomber detonated in Marrakech and killed 16 people.

More than 1,000 Moroccans have joined ISIS in recent years, and Moroccan authorities arrested 20 cells with terrorist affiliations between 2017 and 2018.

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Hungary Hits Back at Financial Times: Soros an ‘Enemy of Democracy,’ Not ‘Person of the Year’

Bravo to the one sane voice in Europe. Why doesn’t the Financial Times laud François Genoud, the principal financier of the Nazi diaspora through the ODESSA network and Islamic terror groups during the post-World War II 20th century? It is alleged that Genoud was Soro’s mentor back in the day.

When three PFLP members stood trial after blowing up an Israeli jet in Zurich, the legal costs for their defence were paid by Francois Genoud, an elusive Swiss banker described by the London Observer as “one of the world’s leading Nazis.” Genoud had previously picked up the tab for Adolf Eichmann’s legal defence, and a number of other Nazi war criminals and Arab terrorists would also benefit from his largesse. Where did the money come from? According to European press accounts, Genoud was managing the hidden Swiss treasure of the Third Reich, most of which had been stolen from Jews.

After World War II, Genoud served as the financial advisor to the Grand Mufti. In 1958, the Swiss Nazi set up the Arab Commercial Bank in Geneva to manage the war chest of the Algerian National Liberation Front, whose partisans were fighting to free their country from French colonial rule. Several Third Reich veterans, including Maj. Gen. Otto Ernst Remer, who had served as Hitler’s bodyguard, smuggled weapons to the Algerian rebels, while other German advisors provided military instruction.

Genoud was alleged to be Soros’ mentor. The Financial Times should honor them together.

HUNGARY HITS BACK AT FT: SOROS AN ‘ENEMY OF DEMOCRACY’, NOT ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR

THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT HAS HIT OUT AT THE FINANCIAL TIMES NAMING GEORGE SOROS THEIR “PERSON OF THE YEAR”.

The famous salmon-coloured newspaper, something of a house magazine for the British establishment and financial elite, praised the billionaire currency speculator and convicted insider trader as “the standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society”.

Hungary’s conservative-populist government, which shares a mutual antipathy with the 88-year-old plutocrat on the subject of mass migration — opposed by Budapest, encouraged by Soros — has offered an assessment very much to the contrary, observing: “To the Financial Times, he’s Person of the Year, but to many ordinary citizens, Soros is an enemy of their democracy.

“The FT and much of the liberal, mainstream media just cannot talk in any depth about Soros as the ambitious political actor that he is, a man with an ideologically-driven agenda who puts money behind people and causes that are highly political in nature. He talks and writes candidly himself about his political schemes, plots for which he has zero political mandate,” the Hungarian observed.

“The irony here? The ‘standard bearer of liberal democracy’ funds political movements to undermine democratically elected governments and decisions – like Brexit – taken by popular referendum.”

It is true that Soros, a Hungarian-born American citizen, has indeed ploughed hundreds of thousands of pounds into the movement to overturn Brexit, and facilitated meetings between powerful EU loyalist politicians and party donors from both the governing Tory party and the Labour opposition at his Chelsea mansion.

Kovács also raised the “tens of millions of [United States Dollars]” which Soros spend “lobbying the U.S. government against Hungary” in 2017, and similar efforts in the EU capital of Brussels.

“Soros and the NGOs that rely on his funding for survival continue to back a radical, open borders, pro-immigration agenda at a time when the migration crisis is putting difficult strains on states to protect Europe’s borders and posing serious security concerns. That stands in stark opposition to what the citizens of Hungary – and those of many European countries – want,” he warned.

“I could list many other examples… his ideological zeal to push for an open society that seeks to undermine national sovereignty and run roughshod over the will of the citizens knows no boundaries.”

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Woman Threatened With Rape & Murder After Saying Islam Should Submit To French Laws & Criticism

France, besieged by Muslim migrants, is already de facto living under Islamic law. And it’s not just France — it’s all EU countries.  The idea that Zineb El Rhazoui is threatened with rape and death for saying that Muslims in France should live by French law is a sign that Islamic law, not Western law, holds sway in France. French authorities should have rushed to protect her, but they probably didn’t want to risk appearing to be “Islamophobic.”

And elsewhere it’s the same story: I am banned from the UK, but jihad hate preachers come and go as they please.

The West is laying down.

“Woman threatened with murder after saying Islam should submit to French laws and criticism,” Voice of Europe, December 21, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

Moroccan-French journalist Zineb El Rhazoui says she has received death and rape threats for saying “innoccous” [sic] things like: “Islam has to submit to French laws, humour, reason and any form of criticism just like any other ideology, sect or religion”.

According to the former cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo “There is no valid reason for Islam to be an exception”.

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MORE ARRESTS: Over A Dozen Jihadis Arrested In Beheadings Of 2 Young Women Tourists As Thousands Of Islamic State Muslims Gloat

Editor’s Note:  I believe in Biblical law and justice.  If these men are found guilty, the people don’t need to pay to feed, clothe and house them for any length of time.  A just punishment would be the death penalty for all involved while the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is exalted in their midst.  Sadly, this won’t happen, but it should.  The West use to lead the way in proper justice, but we’ve become sedated by the for-profit prison system that is unjust and immoral.

Moroccan authorities say nine more people have been arrested in the slayings of two Scandinavian university students who were hiking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. 13 Muslims arrested and counting, while tens of thousands of Islamic State-supporting Muslims gloat and share the unimaginably gruesome video and pictures to recruit other Muslims to the cause of Allah. Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations says the latest arrests were made on Thursday and Friday across the country.

With four other men arrested earlier, that brings the total number of suspects in the case to 13. Moroccan investigators say those arrested were carrying arms and “suspicious materials” used in making explosives. (source)

But non-Muslims and Westerners should watch it, if only to see and understand how vicious and savage the enemy is. It’s why I made the decision to run the video here. People think a beheading is one chop to the head — it is nothing of the kind. Not even close. It is a long, brutal sawing — monstrous, atrocious. Unimaginable evil. This is who the left has sanctioned, embraced, supported. Woke, indeed. I was “woke” when I saw the Daniel Pearl beheading video back in 2002. I never forgot it. It has stayed with me always and kept me in this fight, despite the left’s war on the truth, my colleagues and me.

ISIS BEHEADING IMAGE WAS SENT TO VICTIM’S MOTHER: FANATICS ‘GLOATED ABOUT FILMING THE KILLING OF SCANDINAVIAN TOURIST AND HER FRIEND IN MOROCCO’

  • ISIS supporters have widely circulated video of gruesome killing in Morocco
  • The chilling footage was yesterday verified as genuine by Danish intelligence
  • Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were found dead on Monday
  • Official ‘says clip was sent by private messenger to Ms Jespersen’s friends’
  • Gruesome images were also posted on Facebook page of Ms Ueland’s mother
  • Nine more held over killings bringing total number of suspects in the case to 13

By Julian Robinson and Miranda Aldersley For Mailonline, 21 December 2018

Horrific images showing one of the murdered Scandinavian tourists being beheaded in Morocco have been sent to a victim’s mother, it has emerged.

ISIS fanatics gloated about the killing of Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, by spreading the gruesome footage on social media.

The clip, in which a suspected ISIS terrorist shouts ‘it’s Allah’s will’, was also sent to friends of Ms Jespersen via ‘private messenger’, it has been claimed.

It has since been revealed that horrific images of the slain tourists have been posted on the Facebook page of Ms Ueland’s mother Irene. Some Moroccans bizarrely posted the images in a misguided bid to express sympathy along with calls for the killers to be executed.

Earlier, it was claimed that footage itself had been sent to friends of Ms Jespersen. While it is not clear exactly who sent them the footage, there will be strong suspicions it would have been from warped ISIS sympathisers.

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Financial Times Names Nazi Collaborator George Soros 2018 “Person of the Year”

What? Is there no one left who is not in Nazi collaborator George Soros’ pocket? He is on a quest for the destruction of America and individual freedom.

Not only a Nazi collaborator, but also a woman-beater, George Soros has financed election rigging, the hijrah into Europe, Antifa, quislings in the EU, open borders, mass migration, “Palestinianism,” anti-Israel groups, anti-Americanism, funding jihad murderers’ legal expenses, the boycott of Israel, anti-Trump groups, violent Berkeley rioters, et al — every evil group and cause has some element of Soros funding.

Behind every dark, ugly global scheme, he lurks — like Dracula — waiting to pounce on the good, the decent and the free.

“REPORT: News publication names George Soros as 2018’s ‘Person of the Year,’” by Dean Daniels, DML News, December 19, 2018 (thanks to Wendy):

The liberal media have always been selective about what to report on left-wing billionaire George Soros. But lately outlets have started blatantly defending and celebrating the left’s top donor, even naming him “Person of the Year.”

Financial Times announced Soros as its “Person of the Year” on Dec. 19, by promoting his “activism and liberal vision for the world.” FT called Soros the “standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society” and said his selection was “about the values he represents.”

The article goes on to state the following:

According to FT, those values were anti-authoritarianism, anti-intolerance and pro-media freedom and later in life “supporting issues ranging from migration to drug policy, and taking on the discrimination” against the Roma and Rohingya.

Highlighting those values made Soros heroic and non-controversial, yet he has also underwritten major liberal efforts promoting abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage, drug legalization, unions and government-funded media through his foundation’s donations to hundreds of liberal groups with hundreds of millions of dollars.

The paper glossed over Soros’s actions that “broke the Bank of England” and entirely ignored a past insider trading conviction in France….

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Marines Testify About Being Beaten & Called Ethnic Slurs In Brutal Antifa Mob Attack In Philadelphia

No coverage of this from the leftwing media, which cheers on the fascist Antifa and their Nazi goons.

MARINES TESTIFY ABOUT ANTIFA MOB ATTACK IN PHILADELPHIA

By Lucia I. Suarez Sang | Fox News:

Two alleged Antifa activists accused of attacking a pair of Marines in Philadelphia were ordered to stand trial just after Christmas on aggravated assault and conspiracy charges following a dramatic day of testimony last week in which the Marines described being beaten and called ethnic slurs.

U.S. Marine Corps reservists Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, dressed in their military uniforms, testified Thursday against suspects Thomas Massey and Tom Keenan, who were allegedly part of a larger group of left-wing Antifa activists who began beating the Marinesafter mistaking them for participants in a November “We the People” rally in Old City.

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The two Marines testified they were in Philadelphia to attend a Marine event at a local hotel and were touring attractions around the city when they were approached by Keenan, who allegedly asked the men if they were “Proud Boys” — an allusion to one of the right-wing groups behind the Nov. 17 rally, the Philly Mag reported.

Torres said he didn’t know what “Proud Boys” meant. It was after that interaction, Godinez said, that Keenan, Massey and approximately 10 other people – men and women, some masked and some unmasked – began attacking the Marines: punching and kicking them, using mace and hurling slurs and other insults.

ANTIFA MEMBER CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF MARINE RESERVISTS NEAR ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ RALLY IN PHILADELPHIA

Godinez testified he was bewildered by being called a white supremacist and reportedly yelled out “I’m Mexican.” But, he said, that didn’t deter his attackers, who then started yelling ethnic slurs as well.

“The best way I can describe it is the sound of people chanting in a soccer stadium,” he told the court, adding Keenan was “laughing, smiling, and having a good time, while I could have died that day.”

The two Marines said they were taken to Jefferson Hospital after calling 911. Godinez said he was sprayed with mace at least six times, hit in the head and kicked in the ribs. Torres did not receive treatment at the hospital, Philly Mag reported.

Keenan and Massey did not speak at the hearing. But Keenan’s attorney was mildly rebuked after referring to the incident as a tussle, leading the judge to reply, “This isn’t like kids at a playground.”

A felony charge of ethnic intimidation was added against Keenan for allegedly yelling the ethnic slurs. The two men also face a host of misdemeanor charges.

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Islamic Pakistan: Christian Brothers Charged With “Blasphemy” Are Sentenced To Death

If the enemedia narrative were true, moderate Muslims all over Pakistan would be racing to defend Qasir and Amoon, and standing with them against these false blasphemy charges. Where is the Moderate Muslim movement, either in Pakistan or anywhere else?

At any rate, Europeans and Americans can expect these kinds of arrests and prosecutions in the future, and sooner than most people think. It’s why Western elites and enemedia sharia advocates blamed us when jihadists tried to kill us all in Garland, Texas. It’s why the FBI did nothing to stop it. Because the laws that are being used to persecute Qasir and Amoon are the same laws that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is trying to intimidate the West into adopting, and that so many Westerners are willing to accept voluntarily in exchange for a false sense of security.

Qasir and Amoon need our help. Please publicize their plight on any platform you have. The more attention we call to these human rights abuses, the better chance we have of getting the perpetrators to stop, and give justice to people such as Qasir and Amoon and so many others like them.

Nasir Saeed, Director of CLAAS-UK, sent me this press release:

“Pakistani Christian brothers charged with blasphemy sentenced to death,” Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), December 14, 2018:

Pakistani Christian brothers Qasir and Amoon have been sentenced to death after being accused of blasphemy.

the court of Mr. Javed Iqbal Bosal Additional Sessions Judge of Talagang District Jhelum.

The allegations surfaced in 2011 when they were accused of posting disrespectful material on their website.

After four years on the run abroad, the brothers returned home and were arrested.

Qaisar is married to Amina and they have three children, While Amoon is married to Huma who is a teacher at the Cathedral School, Lahore.

On December 13 their case was heard by the Additional Session judge Javed Iqbal Bosal, inside the jail due to security reasons, who found them guilty and sentenced them to death.

Both brothers have been in District Jail Jhelum since 2014 under the charge of 295-A, B and C of the Pakistan Penal Code.

CLAAS is pursing their case and on every hearing has been traveling from Lahore to Jhelum.

CLAAS has decided to challenge the decision before the Lahore High Court Bench at Rawalpindi as soon as possible.

CLAAS believes that in blasphemy cases the judges always remain under threat from religious fanatics and that is why the trial judges convict those accused of blasphemy.

In this case the trial Judge did not apply his judicious mind and convicted the accused in a very casual manner.

Nasir Saeed Director of CLAAS-UK, said; “This is a very unfortunate situation as because of threats from hardliners lower courts pass their responsibility to the higher court and then it takes years to prove the accused innocent.

We have seen this in the recent case of Asia Bibi, who was similarly convicted by the lower court and it took her years to reach to the supreme court to get justice. I am afraid now Qasir and Amoon will have to wait years to get justice.

“It is a sad reality that the present government has no intention even to talk about or to take steps to stop the ongoing misuse of the blasphemy law.

“Pakistani President Dr Arif Alvi has already said that the government would not amend the law. This means the killing of innocent people will continue despite growing opposition to the law around the world.

“While Imran Khan who has earned much appreciation from the world for his recent decision of opening the Kartarpur corridor for Indian Sikhs has no plans for Pakistan’s own minorities, who are already scared of his reiterated statements of making Pakistan a Medina like state.

“Very recently his statement that there is no mention of Jesus in history, hurt the feelings of Christians not just in Pakistan, but throughout the world.”

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Women’s March Leaders Accused Of Blaming Jews For American Slave Trade

The feminist movement was always driven by a far-left, anti-freedom ideology, and the left is increasingly open about its Jew-hatred. If the women’s movement cared about women, their top platform issues would include FGM, honor violence, child marriage and forced marriage. Instead, their leadership supports these misogynist practices under the sharia and demonizes Jews with the same conspiracy paranoia we see frequently from Muslim leaders.

Ayn Rand said of feminism in 1978 that it was a phony movement, Marxist-Leninist in origin. And that was in 1978.

Nothing is static; left authoritarianism is a slippery slope.

So, it is not surprising that it has become a viciously anti-Jewish movement led by pro-jihad, pro-sharia oppression.

Martin Luther King said of Israel and Zionism, “when people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-semitism.”

Shame on the leaders of the Women’s March.

“Women’s March Leaders Accused Of Blaming Jews For Slave Trade,” by Alyssa Fisher, Forward, December 11, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

During the very first meeting of the organization that would become the Women’s March, two of its leaders, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory, claimed that Jews were leaders in the exploitation of black and brown people, Tablet reported Monday.

Someone who Tablet described as a “close secondhand source” said the duo claimed, falsely, that Jews were leaders of the American slave trade.

Perez and Mallory, along with Linda Sarsour, who was not present at the meeting but later joined the organization as a co-chair, have been criticized for months for their longtime support for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has a long history of anti-Semitic rhetoric.

The comments about Jews allegedly made by Perez and Mallory are also ideas that Farrakhan has promoted, including in his book “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews.”

Mallory and Bob Bland, another Women’s March leader who was present at the meeting in question, denied that any such statements were ever made. “There was a particular conversation around how white women had centered themselves—and also around the dynamics of racial justice and why it was essential that racial justice be a part of the women’s rights conversation,” but it had nothing to do with Jews, Bland stated.

Multiple sources also told Tablet that Nation of Islam members were acting as security detail and drivers for the March’s co-chairs. Mercy Morganfield, president of the Women’s March’s local chapter in Washington, D.C., told Tablet that one of the other national leaders, Bob Bland, told her, “‘Mercy, they have been in bed with the Nation of Islam since day one: They do all of our security.’”

The organization denied the charge, and Bland personally denied to Tablet that she said such a thing to Morganfield.

“Women’s March has no relationship with or financial ties to the Nation of Islam,” the organization wrote to Tablet, adding, “We denounce anti-semitism, and there should be no confusion about that.”

Tablet noted that in September 2017, a Facebook commenter on Sarsour’s page urged her to be “surrounded” by the Nation of Islam’s security detail. “I usually am brother,” Sarsour replied….

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Green Beret Charged with Premeditated Murder of Taliban Bomb Maker

This is a travesty. It’s the kind of thing that should have ended when Barack Hussein Obama left the White House. Major Golsteyn didn’t commit premeditated murder. He killed a Taliban bomb-maker in the middle of a war, because he was afraid that this jihadi, who had built a bomb that killed two Marines, would kill the tribal leader who had disclosed his identity to Golsteyn.

In other words, Golsteyn acted in order to protect our military personnel and our allies.

And for that he is being persecuted and may even be executed. Major Golsteyn should be given a full pardon and freed immediately.

This is madness.

Clearly, the culture of our military is still deeply corrupt at high levels, and is another swamp that needs to be drained.

“Green Beret Charged With Alleged Murder Of Taliban Bomb Maker,” by Grace Carr, Daily Caller News Foundation, December 13, 2018 (thanks to Todd):

The U.S. Army charged a Fort Bragg Green Beret with allegedly murdering a man who he suspected was a bomb maker for the Taliban.

Special Forces Maj. Matthew Golsteyn was charged with allegedly shooting and killing the suspected bomb maker in 2010, Task and Purpose reported Thursday. He was deployed with the 3rd Special Forces Group at the time of the alleged incident, according to Army Times.

Golsteyn has been charged with premeditated murder and could face the death penalty, Golsteyn’s attorney, Phillip Stackhouse, told the Times.

“Maj. Golsteyn is being charged with the murder of an Afghan male during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan,” U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer told Task and Purpose Thursday.

Golsteyn is a “humble servant-leader who saved countless lives, both American and Afghan, and has been recognized repeatedly for his valorous actions,” Stackhouse said of his client, the Times reported.

The Army revoked Golsteyn’s Silver Star in February 2015, pending an investigation into whether he killed the alleged Taliban bomb maker while serving in Afghanistan, according to The Fayetteville Observer.

The Army investigated the alleged incident but initially found no evidence proving Golsteyn had committed a crime. He was placed on “excess leave” during the investigation, and reinstated for active duty service after a board of inquiry June 2015 recommendation, Task and Purpose reported.

The investigation was reopened after Golsteyn admitting he killed the man during an October 2016 interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier.

Golsteyn said he killed the suspected Taliban operative because he was afraid the man would kill the tribal leader who had disclosed his identity to Golsteyn, Task and Purpose reported. The man had allegedly built a bomb that killed two Marines, Army Times reported….

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Obama’s FBI Paid More Money For Fake News In 2016 Than Russia Did

There it is. This is the real treason conspiracy. Since the first day President Trump took office, the party of treason has conducted a witch hunt, a baseless political prosecution of the people’s president and his administration. The FBI engaged in a systemic, strategic effort to stoke fears of Russian collusion during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

This deeply corrupt organization needs to be cleaned out from top to bottom.

It is a disgrace to the nation.

Lest we forget, this is the same organization that sent an undercover agent to egg on ISIS jihadis to attack my free speech event in Garland, Texas in 2015, and had no one there to stop the attack.

“THE REAL COLLUSION: Obama’s FBI Paid More on Russian Dirt and Fake News in 2016 Election Than Russia Did,” by Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, December 12, 2018 (thanks to Todd):

On Tuesday Google CEO Sundar Pichai was called in to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

Pichai was called in to explain Google business practices including data collection and targeting of conservative voices.

During questioning Pichai dashed the hopes of Democrats everywhere when he admitted Russia spent only $4,700 on advertisements during the 2016 election.
Which is next to nothing… In a campaign where Hillary Clinton spent nearly a billion dollars!

Russia also paid around $70,000 on Facebook ads to attract both Trump and Hillary supporters. Russia spent around $6,000 on Facebook ads the last six weeks of the election which had no effect on the election.

So we are looking at a total of around $75,000 spent by Russia to run ads on US social media during the 2016 election — both to promote Hillary AND Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, the FBI spent much more for Russian dirt than Russia paid on collusion.

The FBI picked up the tab for the Steele dossier along with the DNC and Hillary campaign. The FBI paid Christopher Steele’s travel and other expenses while he was putting together his slanderous dossier on Trump.

The Clinton campaign paid DNC lawyer Marc Elias and his law firm Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS and later denied knowledge of the same dossier they paid for.

And the FBI paid Michael Steele from Fusion GPS $160,000 for travel expenses while he was digging up dirt for his fake dossier.

THE FBI ACTUALLY SPENT MORE ON FAKE NEWS DURING THE 2016 ELECTION THAN RUSSIA DID!

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Man Leading Migrant Caravan Is A Suspected Terrorist – Demands Entry Or $50,000 Each for Migrants to Return Home

Immigrant-rights agitators dissemble and deceive about “caravan” invaders, calling them asylum-seeking families fleeing violence back home, but the Trump administration has said those cases are a small minority within the 8,000 to 10,000 migrants. And the majority are men, young fit, and military age. This story shows that what has said about there being criminals and terrorists among them is true right at the top. And you can see that this whole enterprise is a shakedown, pure and simple: Ulloa is demanding $50,000 for each migrant to return home. Imagine showing up at another country’s border and being paid off to leave.

Yet the enemedia treats these con artists as heroes.

“Man Leading Migrant Caravan Demanding Entry Is A Suspected Terrorist, Report Says,” by Ryan Saavedra, Daily Wire, December 13, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

A man suspected of committing a terrorist attack in Latin America more than 30 years ago is now leading the group of migrants from Central America that is demanding either asylum in the U.S. or $50,000 each to return home.

Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa, who organized a group of roughly 100 migrants to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, is accused of being involved in a 1987 bombing that injured six American soldiers in Honduras….

The group of migrants that Ulloa led to the U.S. Consulate demanded in a letter that they either receive immediate asylum or $50,000 each to return home along with the removal of U.S. economic and military interests in Honduras, which they blame for the nation’s current poor conditions.

In October 1987, The New York Times reported: “Mexico has granted permanent asylum in its embassy here to a man suspected of planting a bomb that exploded in a Chinese restaurant in August, slightly wounding six United States soldiers and a Honduran civilian.”

The U.S. accused the Mexican government of “harboring a ‘terrorist’ in violation of all international conventions,” and launched a covert protest of the Mexican government in response.

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Federal Judge Drops Major Bombshell in Political Prosecution of Michael Flynn

When and how do we prosecute such a widespread, overarching conspiracy to treason? First, Comey should face a litany of felony charges.

Comey appeared in front of the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees last week in a closed-door hearing.  The committees are investigating the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations. (RELATED: Comey Sues To Block Subpoena For House Testimony)

Comey made numerous assertions that are seemingly at odds with other statements he made during the course of the same testimony.

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1073226734969995264

Aaron Klein made these points:

1 – Comey says that the FBI’s Russia collusion investigation was not initiated by the anti-Trump dossier financed by Democrats. Yet earlier in the same testimony, he states that he doesn’t remember the “factual predicate” that launched the FBI’s investigation, and he cannot recall ever seeing the bureau’s initiation document that officially started the probe.

Here is where Comey stated twice that the dossier did not launch the probe:

QUESTION: Director Comey, do you agree with Mr. Baker (former FBI counsel James Baker) that the initial allegation in the FBI’s counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign’s potential coordination with the Russian Government, quote/unquote, had nothing to do with the Steele dossier?

Mr. Comey: Yes. That’s correct

QUESTION: Mr. Comey, was the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference and potential coordination with the Trump campaign started by a fraudulent dossier?

Mr. Comey: It was not.

Mr. Deutch: Can you explain how you know that?

Mr. Comey: Because I know what the basis was for starting the investigation. It was the information we’d received about a conversation that a Trump foreign — campaign foreign policy adviser had with an individual in London about stolen emails that the Russians had that would be harmful to Hillary Clinton. It was weeks or months later that the so-called Steele dossier came to our attention.

While Comey conveys certainty that the dossier was not involved in launching the probe, he earlier stated that he doesn’t “remember precisely” the “factual predicate” that led to the FBI’s investigation.

He made those comments here:

Mr. Gowdy: Director Comey, can you tell us the factual predicate that may have led to the launching of that counterintelligence investigation?

Mr. Comey: I don’t think that I can describe the factual predicate for two reasons: I don’t remember precisely; and to the extent I remember, I think those are classified facts that implicate the concern the Bureau just expressed.

Comey also repeatedly stated that he cannot recall ever reading the FBI’s initiation document that launched the probe.

2 – Comey claimed he “did not know for sure” how Steele’s dossier reached the FBI. Yet John McCain repeatedly stated that he personally hand delivered the dossier directly to Comey. It is true that McCain delivered the dossier to the FBI after the agency reportedly obtained it earlier by other means, but Comey’s direct involvement in later receiving the dossier raises questions about the veracity of his statements.

“How did Chris Steele’s information reach the FBI?” Comey was asked generally. The question did not refer to any specific time period.

“I don’t know for sure,” Comey answered. “I have some recollection that he passed it to an agent that he knew and that that agent sent it on to headquarters. I think that’s the way in which it reached the Counterintelligence Division, but I don’t remember the specifics of that.”

In a book published earlier this year, The Restless Wave, McCain, the late Arizona senator, wrotethat he gave Steele’s dossier to Comey on Dec. 9, 2016.

In October 2017, McCain also said that he gave Steele’s material to the FBI. “I gave it to no one except for the director of the FBI. I don’t know why you’re digging this up now,” McCain told the Daily Caller during what the news website described as a testy exchange. A reporter had asked McCain whether he was the source who provided the dossier to BuzzFeed News.

The founders of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS previously admitted that they helped Steele share the document with McCain.

While he was alive, McCain’s office never responded to repeated queries from Breitbart News asking whether McCain knew that the information he delivered to Comey was actually an opposition document reportedly funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

It is unclear why McCain would feel the need to get the dossier to the FBI leadership a few weeks after the November 2016 election. According to numerous reports and Capitol Hill testimony, the FBI immediately took Steele’s information seriously when the ex-spy reportedly provided his anti-Trump claims to a contact at an FBI field office in Rome in July 2016.

Mother Jones reported that a “few weeks” after Steele went to the FBI on his own in July, “the bureau asked him for information on his sources and their reliability and on how he had obtained his reports.”

“He was also asked to continue to send copies of his subsequent reports to the bureau,” Mother Jones reported.

“In other words, by the end of the July, the leadership of the FBI was paying attention,” the Washington Post reported.

Not only were they paying attention, the BBC reported that Steele’s information served as a “road map” for the FBI’s investigation into claims of coordination between Moscow and members of Trump’s presidential campaign.

The dossier reportedly served as part of the FBI’s justification for seeking the FISA court’s reported approval to clandestinely monitor the communications of Carter Page, the American oil industry investor who was tangentially and briefly associated with Trump’s presidential campaign.

3 – Comey says that prior to signing a FISA application to obtain a warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page, the embattled former FBI director was aware that the Steele dossier was financed by Democrats who opposed President Donald Trump. Yet according to Democratic and Republican House Intelligence memos, that information was not specifically included in the FISA application, which in part relied on Steele’s work to obtain warrants to monitor Page.

In the testimony, Comey was asked about his knowledge of Steele’s political patrons.

Comey stated:

I thought he was retained as part of a Republican-financed effort — retained by Republicans adverse to Mr. Trump during the primary season, and then his work was underwritten after that by Democrats opposed to Mr. Trump during the general election season.

“When did you learn that his work went from being financed by what you described as Republicans to what you described as Democrats?” Comey was asked.

The former FBI director was also asked whether he learned about political actors financing Steele “before there were any court filings” — a clear reference to the FISA application, which Comey first signed in late October 2016.

Comey replied: “I certainly learned of it before the end of October. And I think the filing that you’re referring to obliquely was at the end of October sometime. So, it was before that.”

Comey’s FISA application to conduct surveillance did not specifically state that the FBI had information that Steele was being paid in connection with any U.S. political party, according to House documents.

A House Intelligence Committee memo released last February documented that as FBI director, Comey signed three FISA applications to spy on Page with the dossier serving as part of the basis for the warrant requests.

“Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and FBI officials,” the memo states.

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a rebuttal of the House memo that confirms the key contention that the FBI and DOJ both failed to inform the FISA court that Steele’s dossier was funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) via the Perkins Coie law firm.

The Democratic memo quotes a footnote from the FISA application, which says that Steele:

was approached by an identified U.S. person who indicated to Source #1 [Steele] that a U.S.-based law firm had hired the identified U.S. person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. (The identified U.S. person and Source #1 have a long-standing business relationship.) The identified U.S. person hired Source #1 to conduct this research. The identified U.S. person never advised Source #1 as to the motivation behind the research into candidate #1’s ties to Russia. The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.

That footnote was further confirmed when the Trump administration released a redacted versionof the FISA applications last July.

The statement in Comey’s FISA application that “the FBI speculates” that Steele “was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit” Trump’s campaign is a far cry from informing the court that the dossier utilized in the FISA warrant was paid for by Trump’s primary political opponents, namely Clinton and the DNC.

4 – Comey repeatedly stated in the testimony that he “never” knew Steele had been retained to do his work by U.S.-based law firm Perkins Coie. Yet the FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page signed three times by Comey stated the FBI had information that Steele had been hired by a “U.S.-based law firm.”

It specifically stated the FBI “was approached by an identified U.S. person who indicated to Source #1 [Steele] that a U.S.-based law firm had hired the identified U.S. person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia.”

Comey made his remarks during testimony on Friday. Here is a transcript of the relevant portions of Comey’s latest testimony as it relates to Perkins Coie:

Mr. Gowdy: When did you learn that Fusion GPS was hired by Perkins Coie?

Mr. Comey: I never learned that, certainly not while I was Director.

Mr. Gowdy: Well, when did you learn the DNC had hired Perkins Coie?

Mr. Comey: I never learned that. Again, while I was Director. I think I’ve read it in the media, but, yeah, even today, I don’t know whether it’s true.

Mr. Gowdy: While you were the Director, you never knew that the DNC hired a law firm that hired an oppo research firm that hired Christopher Steele?

Mr. Comey: No, I don’t think so. I don’t have any recollection of being told that or reading that or learning that while I was Director.

Comey was not asked to explain how he could sign three FISA warrants stating that Steele was hired by a “U.S.-based law firm” yet claim not to know Steele was hired by Perkins Coie, which was working for Clinton and the DNC.

Later in the testimony, a skeptical Mark Meadows (R-NC) asked Comey to explain his claim that he didn’t know Steele was being paid via Perkins Coie considering testimony from Comey’s own former legal counsel, FBI official James Baker, that Baker was contacted by an attorney for Perkins Coie and was provided with documents related to the Russia probe.

Here is the relevant portion of that testimony:

Mr. Meadows: Let me ask one clarifying question, if you don’t mind. Director Comey, you were saying that you had no knowledge that Perkins Coie was actually involved with the Democrat National Committee and involved in this particular investigation that ultimately was initiated. Is that correct?

Mr. Comey: I, when I was FBI Director, don’t remember ever being told anything about Perkins Coie. I think I’ve since read stuff in the media, but not when I was Director.

Mr. Meadows: So are you saying that James Baker, your general counsel, who received direct information from Perkins Coie, did so and conveyed that to your team without your knowledge?

Mr. Comey: I don’t know.

Mr. Meadows: What do you mean you don’t know? I mean, did he tell you or not?

Mr. Comey: Oh, I — well —

Mr. Meadows: James Baker, we have testimony that would indicate that he received information directly from Perkins Coie; he had knowledge that they were representing the Democratic National Committee and, indeed, collected that information and conveyed it to the investigative team. Did he tell you that he received that information from them? And I can give you a name if you want to know who he received it from.

Mr. Comey: I don’t remember the name Perkins Coie at all.

5 – Comey agreed with Democratic assessments that disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok proved he was not motivated by partisan politics because he was one of only a few people who knew about the investigation into Russian collusion and yet never leaked the details to the news media. Later in the same testimony, however, Comey said a main reason the investigation was not made public was because “we didn’t know whether we had anything,” implying the FBI could look bad if it released information to the public without evidence to back up the investigation. He also said informing the public could hamper the investigation.

Speaking of Strzok, Comey said “it’s hard for me to see how he was on Team Clinton secretly at that point in time.  And he also was one of the handful of people in the entire world who knew we were investigating four Americans who had some connection to Mr. Trump during the summer of 2016, and he didn’t tell a soul. So it’s hard to reconcile that with his being on Team Clinton.”

Later in the same testimony, Comey provided motivations for not going public related to credibility:

QUESTION: Why wouldn’t you have announced that?

Mr. Comey: Well, for a number of reasons. It would — there wouldn’t be any policy exception that would permit it; that is, it would jeopardize the ongoing investigation and it would be brutally unfair because we didn’t know whether we had anything. We literally just started. And as I said, by the time I was fired, we still hadn’t come to a conclusion. And so we’d be revealing something that was inherently misleading and jeopardizing our ability to investigate by revealing it.

It’s for that reason — I actually don’t remember any discussion about whether to reveal that we had these classified counterintelligence files. Instead, what we debated a lot was should we tell the American people that the Russians are messing with our election more broadly.

THE FEDERAL JUDGE OVERSEEING MICHAEL FLYNN’S SENTENCING JUST DROPPED A MAJOR BOMBSHELL

THE SENTENCING MEMORANDUM REVEALS FOR THE FIRST TIME CONCRETE EVIDENCE THAT THE FBI CREATED MULTIPLE SUMMARIES OF MICHAEL FLYNN’S QUESTIONING, WHICH MAY INDICATE THEY’RE HIDING THE TRUTH.

By Margot Cleveland,  The Federalist, December 13, 2018:

On Tuesday, attorneys for Michael Flynn filed a sentencing memorandum and letters of support for the former Army lieutenant general in federal court. The sentencing memorandum reveals for the first time concrete evidence that the FBI created multiple 302 interview summaries of Flynn’s questioning by now-former FBI agent Peter Strzok and a second unnamed agent, reported to be FBI Special Agent Joe Pientka.

Further revelations may be forthcoming soon following an order entered late yesterday by presiding judge Emmet Sullivan, directing the special counsel’s office to file with the court any 302s or memorandum relevant to Flynn’s interview.

Flynn, who served briefly as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, pleaded guilty more than a year ago to making false statements to federal investigators during a January 24, 2017 interview. During that interview, Strzok and (presumably) Pientka questioned Flynn about a telephone conversation the Trump advisor had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

While Flynn’s sentencing memorandum methodically laid out the case for a low-level sentence of one-year probation, footnote 23 dropped a bomb, revealing that the agents’ 302 summary of his interview was dated August 22, 2017. As others have already noted, the August 22, 2017 date is a “striking detail” because that puts the 302 report “nearly seven months after the Flynn interview.” When added to facts already known, this revelation takes on a much greater significance.

First, text messages between Strzok and former FBI Attorney Lisa Page indicate that Strzok wrote his notes from the Flynn interview shortly after he questioned the national security advisor on January 24, 2017. Specifically, on February 14, 2017, Strzok texted Page, “Also, is Andy good with F 302?” Page responded, “Launch on f 302.” Given Strzok’s role in the questioning Flynn, the date (three weeks from the interview), the notation “F 302,” and Page’s position as special counsel to Andrew McCabe, it seems extremely likely that these text exchanges concerned a February 2017, 302 summary of the Flynn interview.

Additionally, now that we know from the sentencing memorandum that the special counsel’s office has tendered a 302 interview summary dated August 22, 2017, we can deduce that an earlier 302 form existed from James Comey’s Friday testimony before the House judiciary and oversight committees.

During the day-long questioning of the former FBI Director, Rep. Trey Gowdy asked Comey whether the agents who interviewed Flynn had indicated that Flynn did not intend to deceive them during the interview. After Comey replied “No,” Gowdy pushed him, asking “Have you ever testified differently?” Comey again responded, “No.”

But when asked whether he recalled being asked that question doing an earlier House hearing, Comey countered: “No. I recall — I don’t remember what question I was asked. I recall saying the agents observed no indicia of deception, physical manifestations, shiftiness, that sort of thing.” (More on that testimony shortly.) This exchange then followed:

Mr. Gowdy: “Who would you have gotten that from if you were not present for the interview?”

Mr. Comey: “From someone at the FBI, who either spoke to — I don’t think I spoke to the interviewing agents but got the report from the interviewing agents.”

Mr. Gowdy: “All right. So you would have, what, read the 302 or had a conversation with someone who read the 302?”

Mr. Comey: “I don’t remember for sure. I think I may have done both, that is, read the 302 and then investigators directly. I just don’t remember that.”

President Trump fired Comey on May 9, 2017, so the 302 of the Flynn interview Comey read must have been written before then. Why then was a new 302 drafted on August 22, 2017? And by whom?

The timing of the re-write—shortly after then-FBI Agent Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team after his anti-Trump text messages came to light—raises the possibility that Mueller wanted to scrub the evidence of Strzok’s taint. Having the second agent involved in questioning Flynn draft a new 302 summary would eliminate attacks premised on Strzok’s bias against the president.

But was that the only reason the FBI issued a new 302? Were there any differences in the versions?

Congress has been trying to get to the bottom of this question for months upon months. In February, senators Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham requested the DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz, conduct a comprehensive review of potential misconduct in the Russia investigation and specifically asked Horowitz to answer these questions about the Flynn interview and the 302s:

“Did the FBI agents document their interview with Lt. Gen. Flynn in one or more FD-302s? What were the FBI agents’ conclusions about Lt. Gen. Flynn’s truthfulness, as reflected in the FD-302s? Were the FD-302s ever edited? If so, by whom? At who’s direction? How many drafts were there? Are there material differences between the final draft and the initial draft(s) or the agent’s testimony about the interview?”

Horowitz has yet to answer these questions, but the special counsel’s office now has federal judge Sullivan inquiring as well. Sullivan made history a decade ago when he ordered an independent investigation into “the systemic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence,” he discovered during the government’s prosecution of the now-deceased Ted Stevens, then the senior senator from Alaska. The DOJ’s misconduct in the Stevens’ case led Sullivan to enter a standing order in all criminal cases on his docket.

The most recent iteration of Sullivan’s standing entered in the Flynn case required Mueller’s office to produce “any evidence in its possession that is favorable to defendant and material either to defendant’s guilt or punishment.” The order further required the government to submit to the court any information “which is favorable to the defendant but which the government believes not to be material.”

Flynn referenced some of these materials in his sentencing memorandum, specifically the FR-302 from August 22, 2017 and a memorandum apparently written by McCabe and dated January 24, 2017—the same day as Flynn’s interview. Now Sullivan wants to see those documents and ordered Mueller by Friday afternoon “to file on the docket FORTHWITH the cited Memorandum and FD-302.” Sullivan further ordered “the government to file on the docket any 302s or memoranda relevant to [Flynn’s interview.]”

What motivated Sullivan is unclear, but his experience in the Stevens’ case was a likely trigger. In that case, the government withheld 302s, didn’t include exculpatory statements in the 302s, and did not create a 302 for an interview that “didn’t go very well,” from the prosecution’s standpoint. Sullivan likely wants to assure himself that the Flynn case isn’t a copycat of the political targeting of Stevens from a decade ago.

Once the government dockets the evidence, Sullivan should be able to resolve two outstanding questions: First, what, if any, changes were made to the 302s? Second, did Strzok and his fellow FBI agent express a view on whether Flynn was lying?

Here, we return to Comey’s testimony from Friday referenced above, that “the agents observed no indicia of deception, physical manifestations, shiftiness, that sort of thing.” Comey further explained, though, that his “recollection was [Flynn] was — the conclusion of the investigators was he was obviously lying, but they saw none of the normal common indicia of deception: that is, hesitancy to answer, shifting in seat, sweating, all the things that you might associate with someone who is conscious and manifesting that they are being — they’re telling falsehoods. There’s no doubt he was lying, but that those indicators weren’t there.”

The earlier version(s) of the 302s will either support or contradict Comey’s testimony. Same with McCabe’s January 24, 2017 memorandum. The latter will prove particularly interesting given the conflict between Comey’s latest testimony and that of McCabe, who served as deputy director of the FBI at the time. In an executive session of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, McCabe acknowledged “the two people who interviewed [Flynn] didn’t think he was lying, . . .”

Of course, this all assumes that the special counsel’s office still has copies of the initial 302s created, which might not be the case given that when Mueller’s “pitbull,” Andrew Weissmann, led the Enron Task Force, his team, among other things, systematically destroyed draft 302s.

Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. Cleveland served nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk to a federal appellate judge and is a former full-time faculty member and current adjunct instructor at the college of business at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Controlled Opposition Fox News Host Apologizes To Nazi Collaborator George Soros For Guest Congressman Allegations

Editor’s Note: Rep. Louie Gohmert was right on in what he said.  Fox News is nothing more than controlled opposition, and they always have been for the most part.  Take a listen to what Gohmert said about George Soros.

George Soros did sell out the Jews by profiting as a young man with Nazis in Germany and that from his own mouth.

What? Nazi collaborator George Soros is a vicious antisemite. Is Fox in his pocket now, too?

Lately, the hard-left enemedia outlets have been floating the ridiculous trope that to criticize Soros is antisemitic, because Soros is Jewish. But if Soros is Jewish, he is a Jewicidal kapo.

And what did Gohmert say that was untrue?

Soros has indeed inflicted tremendous damage on Israel.

Has Soros bought Fox now, too, along with the rest of them?

The concerted effort to snuff out all criticism of Soros does make it seem that way.

Conservative voices are clearly not welcome there anymore.

“Fox News host apologizes to George Soros for guest congressman allegations,” by Marcy Oster, JTA, December 9, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

(JTA) — A Fox Business Network host apologized after a U.S. congressman questioned whether liberal financier George Soros is Jewish and suggested that he betrayed Jews during the Holocaust.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who is not Jewish, made the accusations, which were off the topic, during an appearance Thursday on the Fox Business Network with Stuart Varney….

In the following broadcast hour, Varney issued an on-air apology, saying: “In the last hour one of our guests, Congressman Louie Gohmert, for some reason went out of his way to bring up George Soros and made up unsubstantiated and false allegations against him. I want to make clear those views are not shared by me, this program or anyone at Fox Business.”

Gohmert said during the interview: “George Soros is supposed to be Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from the damage he’s inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped take the property that they owned.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Police Find 776 Pornographic Photos On Accused Rapist Tariq Ramadan’s Laptops – Including Women Suing Him For Rape

This is no surprise, given what we already know about Ramadan’s violent sexual assaults. Tariq Ramadan is a Muslim. He holds the same beliefs and attitudes toward women that the Muslim rape gangs in the UK and the Muslim migrant rapists in Germany and Sweden and elsewhere hold. This is the behavior toward women that Islam inculcates in men.

Even a silver-tongued snake such as Ramadan can’t hide his true demeanor forever.

His contempt for the West makes him all the more revered by leftist elites.

He was an Oxford professor, and even after Ayari came forward, his position was not in jeopardy until an outcry required Oxford to put Ramadan on “leave.”

Ramadan was named by Time magazine as one of the seven religious innovators of the 21st century and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and by Foreign Policy readers (2005, 2006, 2008-2010, 2012-2015) as one of the top 100 most influential thinkers in the world and Global Thinkers.

How has the left elite handled these allegations? Largely with silence. So once again we see it: Islam trumps all — women’s rights, homosexual rights, Jews, Christians…. everything.

Just look at how the media has treated jihad Tariq juxtaposed to their treatment of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and the rest.

“Police find 776 pornographic photos on Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan’s laptops,” Al Arabiya, December 2, 2018:

In the latest scandal to hit Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, 776 pornographic photos – including some purportedly of the women currently suing him on sexual and rape allegations – were found on his laptops.

Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is currently under conditional release from prison in France.

A new report by French newspaper “Le Journal du Dimanche” has surfaced saying that police, following a thorough examination and analysis of Ramadan’s electronic data, collected 776 pornographic and sexual photos.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller