France Won’t Take Back Islamic State Jihadis & Their Families After Furious Public Outcry

“He denied Liberation’s claim that France’s policy with regards to fighters in Syria was being dictated by public opinion.”

Better public opinion than the suicidal dictates of the globalist elites.

“France will not take back ISIS jihadis and their families following furious backlash at reports 250 of them would be allowed to return,” by Ross Ibbetson, Mailonline, April 7, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

France has ruled out repatriating jihadists and their families from Syria following furious backlash at reports 250 of them would be allowed to return.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told a press conference in Paris on Friday: ‘No communal repatriation was under consideration to be carried out.’

It had been reported that in early March the government was prepared to bring home around 250 men, women and children from the former ‘caliphate,’ which brought widespread public backlash.

France and other European nations are considering how to deal with the thousands of foreigners, many of whom are being held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces which led the final push against IS.

The issue is extremely sensitive in France, where a deadly 2015 attack on the capital claimed by IS killed 130 people and set off a wave of other deadly assaults since then.

Castaner said: ‘It’s logical that our services considered all hypotheses. This was one of the hypothesis they prepared.’

However, he reiterated that France would nonetheless study bringing back children of jihadist fighters on a ‘case-by-case basis’.

He denied Liberation’s claim that France’s policy with regards to fighters in Syria was being dictated by public opinion….

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

New Zealand Deputy PM Under Fire For Claiming Muslim Communities In New Zealand Have “Militant Underbelly”

The Christchurch mosque massacres are being used to shut down any negative word related to Islam, including opposition to jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression. There could be jihad activity in New Zealand; what would be preventing it?

Jihad against unbelievers is taught in the Qur’ans they read in New Zealand as much as it is in the Qur’ans they read everywhere else.

So what did Winston Peters say — 14 years ago — that was false?

The very fact that he is being made to answer for these statements now is a manifestation of the witch-hunt, Cultural Revolution collective hysteria that is currently gripping the public square.

“Winston Peters won’t apologise for Muslim comments,” RNZ, April 1, 2019:

Winston Peters isn’t backing down over comments he made about Muslims during a 2005 speech titled The End of Tolerance.

In that speech, he said New Zealand has always been a nation of immigrants, but not of Islamic immigrants.

“In New Zealand the Muslim community have been quick to show us their more moderate face, but as some media reports have shown, there is a militant underbelly here as well,” he said.

“These two groups, the moderate and militant, fit hand and glove everywhere they exist.

“Underneath it all the agenda is to promote fundamentalist Islam.

“Indeed these groups are like the mythical Hydra – a serpent underbelly with multiple heads capable of striking at any time and in any direction.”

In that speech, he also suggested asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui must “chuckle at the naiveté and innocence of his supporters who clearly have no understanding of radical Islam.”

Mr Peters told Morning Report the comments were made in the context of recent terror attacks in London and that Imams around the world were saying the same thing.

“I was talking about extremism and I don’t resile from that.”…

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Muslim Academic: ISIS Represents Islam – We Must Discuss This Honestly & Take Responsibility for What Is Happening in the World

As if we didn’t know that ISIS is Islamic, despite insistence to the contrary from the likes of John Kerry and Theresa May. Dr. Arwa Al-Khattabi is by no means the first or only Muslim scholar to make abundantly clear that what ISIS did was Islamic, and entirely in keeping with Quranic doctrine and Muhammad’s commands.

There have been many, and no doubt there will be many more.

But instead of heeding them and making adequate preparations for the defense of free people and free societies, feckless leftist leaders all over the West claim that they know more about Islam than Muslim scholars such as Al-Khattabi do, and insist that it’s a religion of peace that is completely benign and will be nothing but a boon to free societies in the West.

They are leading those societies on the path to suicide.

“Yemeni Academic Dr. Arwa Al-Khattabi: ISIS Represents Islam; We Must Discuss This Honestly and Take Responsibility for What Is Happening in the World,” MEMRI, March 16, 2019:

On March 16, 2019, BBC Arabic (U.K.) hosted a debate about extremism and Islam. Dr. Makram Khouri-Machool, the director of the Cambridge-based European Centre for the Study of Extremism, said that most Muslim societies are peaceful and that Islam should not be accused of extremism. He said that there had been no killing of Arab Christians in the Middle East until American and Western occupation. Dr. Arwa Al-Khattabi, a Yemeni expert in European and German history, said that ISIS represents Islam and that it has attempted to implement it by the book without distorting, changing, or adding anything. She said that Arabs and Muslims must discuss the matter honestly and take responsibility for what is happening in the world rather than act like victims and blame others.

Following are excerpts:

Dr. Makram Khour-Machool: This is an important point for everyone to understand – the matter is between extremist forces in the West and the Muslims. This is why we say that most Muslim societies in the world are peaceful societies, and Westerners cannot look at the religion of Islam and accuse it of extremism in the world. This must stop – from a scientific, legal, practical, and procedural perspective.

Host: Okay let’s hear from…

Dr. Makram Khour-Machool: Just one more thing… The problem is that the Arab regimes do not have the power to stand before the European regimes and tell them: “What you want to apply to us – you must apply to yourselves.”

[…]

We had not seen the killing of Arab Christians and easterners until the intervention and occupation by America and the West in the Arab east and in our Arab world. The Arab Christians lived with their Muslim brothers in security in their countries, and there were no problems until the invading Western powers came in and nurtured the hatred and supported it financially, as they still do. Thus, there is no connection or correlation between Western terrorism and Christianity in the East.

[…]

Host: Do you agree with Dr. Gabriel Sawma’s point that ISIS represents Islam?

Dr. Arwa Al-Khattabi: Yes. This is the truth, and we must discuss this in full honesty and fairness. We must confront our [problems]. ISIS has come to implement Islam as it is, by the book. It has not come up with anything on its own. It evoked the religious texts exactly as they are. It did not distort, change, or replace anything. It came with the text and implement it exactly as it is.

[…]

They came in order to [implement] the proper Islam, complete with slave girls, the rape…

[…]

It is very unfortunate that we want to deny… We have a huge problem and we must recognize this before [we do] anything else. We have a problem, and we must take responsibility for it before we blame others for what is happening in the world. We cannot shut our eyes and deny this. It is happening because of us. When we deny things and place the blame on others, as if we are forced to do all this and are not the reason for what is happening… We must all own up to what is happening.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

New Zealand: Door-to-Door Gun Confiscation Targets Thousands – One Man Already Reported Dead

Listen carefully.  Your right to both keep and bear arms is a right given to you by your Creator and any man who attempts to deprive you of that right is a tyrant, period.  Yet, this is what the government of New Zealand, which has bowed to Islam as evidenced by their Prime Minister, a woman wearing a hijab, pontificating on installing pretended laws to disarm the population after the alleged Christchurch mosque shooting.  Now, after thousands have been targeted in door-to-door gun confiscations, it’s being reported that at least one man is dead due to the tyrannical policies of New Zealand.

Following questionable video of an alleged attack in Christchurch on a mosque, a video which has been outlawed in New Zealand with threats around the world for anyone even posting it online to comment (If you need a copy of it, I have one), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the tyrants in government there, issued ex post facto “laws” to outlaw firearms that were previously considered legal.

Like what took place in Maryland last year while executing the unconstitutional red flag “laws” there in which one man was killed, the same has apparently occurred in New Zealand.

The Truth About Guns reports:

According to members of New Zealand’s largest firearm forum, Kiwi police are starting to go to gun owners’ places of employment, homes, and even visiting gun ranges in an attempt to gather information and get gun owners to relinquish their firearms.

Police are apparently trolling social media websites in an attempt to spot the newly outlawed firearms and seeking to steal them from their owners.

And what has been the result? According to Stuff which appears to be the New Zealand equivalent of The Patch . . .

A former Russian soldier who feared going back to prison tried to call his son before dying of a suspected suicide following a three-hour standoff with police.

The family of 54-year-old Troy Dubovskiy told Stuff he was sought by police after his property in the Christchurch suburb of St Martins was searched on Tuesday.

Police acted on information from the public.

His son posted a photo of him wearing a Russian Army Helmet and posing with an airsoft rifle on social media.

Dubovskiy’s 16-year-old son, who Stuff has decided not to name, said police searched the homes of his father, mother and grandparents after someone reported a photo the teen made his profile picture on Facebook five days ago.

The photo, which he first posted to Facebook several years ago, shows the teen holding a replica rifle and wearing a Russian helmet. The teen used the equipment along with his father while playing Airsoft, a team sport where people shoot each other with pellets using replica guns.

During a search of the home, police found a blank pistol, an airsoft rifle, and an SKS carbine; the latter is now illegal under the new “assault rifle” ban.

Sadly, both Democrats and Republicans are pushing for the same kinds of unconstitutional “laws” in states and in DC, including President Donald Trump.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) warned the American people that both parties were going after your guns and to be vigilant.

This is going on in New Zealand.

It’s also going on in many states in our nation.

It’s long past time for the men of the counties to band together behind constitutional sheriff to oppose this tyranny.  If we don’t, we are surely going to be destroyed.

Christchurch Shooting Being Used To Silence Free Speech & Questioning Of The False Flag Event Globally

Since the shooting that took place in Christchurch, New Zeland at a mosque two weeks ago, there has been a global attack on free speech and the press as I’ve never seen before.  New Zealand has arrested people for simply possessing the video of the shooting and threatening them with over a decade in jail.  Australia has threatened American companies who provide internet infrastructure to paying customers who post the video.  Things are way out of control, and this is happening not just in New Zealand, Australia and the US, but globally.

In a short presentation of just how dangerous this is and the rise of Islam in New Zealand, a short video produced by Infowars lays out exactly what is taking place and people better wake up and pay attention.

I’ve seen the video.  I know what’s in it.  Some things appear to be authentic, but there are several anomalies also in the video.  Some of those are referenced in the video along with the absolute tyranny that is taking place not only in New Zealand but practically in every civilized nation in the world.

Take a look for yourself and see what you think.

CRIMINAL: Obama Admin Pressured Ukraine Not to Investigate “Mega-Donor” George Soros

The Obama administration was the most corrupt in American history while aiding and abetting America’s worst enemies. When do we the investigations begin?

The Hill: U.S. Embassy Pressured Ukraine Not To Investigate Liberal “Mega-Donor”

By Sara Carter,

During the 2016 U.S. presidential race Ukrainian prosecutors said they were stymied by then-President Obama’s appointed U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from pursing investigations into the activities of a nonprofit known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC), according to John Solomon with The Hill.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko, who is considered a hero in the West for spending two years as a political prisoner for fighting Russian aggression in Ukraine , told Solomon that he was invited to meet new U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. He was appointed to this position in 2016 and it was then that he spoke to Yovanovitch, he said.

Ukrainian law enforcement was probing a group that was co-funded by the Obama administration, as well as billionaire donor George Soros. Further, according to Solomon the group was allegedly collaborating with the FBI agents investigating then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s business activities in Ukraine.

From The Hill

The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a

larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted.

“The investigation into the Anti-Corruption Action Center (sic), based on the assistance they have received from us, is similarly misplaced,” then-embassy Charge d’ Affaires George Kent wrote the prosecutor’s office in April 2016 in a letter that also argued U.S. officials had no concerns about how the U.S. aid had been spent…

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Jordan Peterson Dropped From Cambridge University After Posing In Photo With Man In “Proud Islamophobe” T-Shirt

The shirt specifies that the wearer is against “pedophilia, rape, wife-beating, slavery, homophobia, misogyny, violence against women and children,” and more.

Is Cambridge University for those things? Or does Stephen Toope (I do hope his email address starts with “stoope”) believe that none of those things have anything to do with Islam? Unfortunately, all too many Muslim spokesmen will point to the texts and teachings of Islam to justify just those things, as we have illustrated here many times.

So what did Jordan Peterson do wrong? And also, if I pose for a photo with a man wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, does that mean that I am suddenly a Red Sox fan?

And Cambridge is a prestigious university.

“Jordan Peterson: anti-PC scholar dropped by Cambridge over Islamophobia shirt,” by Rosemary Bennett, The Times, March 26 2019:

Cambridge University withdrew a visiting fellowship from the controversial psychology professor Jordan Peterson because he was pictured with a man in an anti-Islam T-shirt.

Stephen Toope, the vice-chancellor of Cambridge, said yesterday that the “casual endorsement by association” of the message was “antithetical” to the work of the Faculty of Divinity, which had made and then rescinded the offer of a two-month fellowship.

Professor Peterson posed with his arm round the man wearing an “I’m a proud Islamophobe” T-shirt last month. The faculty became aware of the photograph early last week, Professor Toope said. It coincided with Professor Peterson going public with the news of the fellowship, which he said on his YouTube channel he would be taking up in the autumn….

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Freedom of Speech Dead in UK: London’s Muslim Mayor Defends Arrest of Christian Preacher

How much has Britain deteriorated as a free society? This much: a Christian preacher from Nigeria, Oluwole Ilesanmi, recently discovered that preaching Christianity in public is illegal in London, because it offends Muslims. And London’s Muslim mayor has defended the arrest of Ilesanmi, saying that “there are limitations” on the freedom of speech.

Ilesanmi was arrested on February 23 while he was preaching, after a Muslim complained to police. A London activist, Ambrosine Shitrit, filmed the arrest. She explained what happened in an interview with CBN News: “A man with a hoodie was trying to humiliate, to be aggressive towards this Christian street preacher. I could see that he was a Muslim man because he was talking about, ‘No. Allah is the right way.’”

The Muslim who was harassing Ilesanmi was not arrested. Ilesanmi was. A police officer asked him, “What are you doing here?”

“I am preaching,” Ilesanmi answered.

The police officer responded: “You’re preaching. I am going to require you to go away.”

To that, Ilesanmi said: “You can never.”

“Okay,” said the police officer, “then I will arrest you for breach of peace.” What Ilesanmi asked him how he was breaching the peace, the officer replied: “What you’re doing. You’re causing problems, you’re disturbing people’s day and you’re breaching their peace.”

Ambrosine Shitrit explains: “Nobody was offended by the preaching, nobody. Nobody was offended and nobody came to see what was happening.”

Andrea Williams of the Christian Legal Centre, which is working with Ilesanmi on his case, explained: “This was completely an overreach of their authority. There was no basis upon which to arrest the pastor although they did know clearly because it’s caught on the camera. There was no proper investigation. They arrested him for Islamophobia which isn’t an offense and certainly there was no evidence of the fact that he was Islamophobic or racist.”

London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, thought this arrest was just fine. According to Christian Today, Khan was asked about the arrest of Ilesanmi during Mayor’s Question Time at the London Assembly on March 21. Instead of saying that he thought the arrest was appalling and gratuitous, and defending the freedom of speech in general and Ilesanmi’s right to preach Christianity in particular, Khan said with studied blandness: “I expect the police to take this matter seriously.”

He added: “It’s always been clear that freedom of speech is critical and must be protected but also the police must be able to investigate when allegations are made of a criminal offence.”

The possible “criminal offense” in Ilesanmi’s case is “Islamophobia” or offending a Muslim, which are criminal offenses according to Sharia, but not illegal in Britain – at least not officially.

This is in a London that has become so unsafe that Somali Muslim migrants are actually sending their children back to war-torn Mogadishu in order to keep them out of harm’s way. Crime rates are skyrocketing in Khan’s London, and Khan’s police are devoting time and attention not to stopping knife crime and making the city safe again, but making sure that Muslims don’t have to suffer hearing the sound of Christian preaching.

And when Khan was asked whether Christians could preach in London without risking arrest, he answered: “There’s not an unlimited right to freedom of expression or free speech. There are limitations and there’s a balance that needs to be done. But I’m quite clear in my own views – we should go as far as we can to uphold that really important principle [of free speech] and that includes discourse about religion.”

If there are any limits to the freedom of speech other than prohibitions on open calls for violence and criminal activity, then there is no freedom of speech at all. And if there is no freedom of speech, there is no longer a free society. Muslims complained about Oluwole Ilesanmi’s preaching, and now it is official: Muslims in Britain are a protected class whose wishes must be catered to in all circumstances.

As long as that principle goes unchallenged, Britain will continue to race toward its own ruin.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

MONSTERS: British Government Rules Christianity Is Not a Religion of Peace, Refuses Convert Asylum

The UK government “has claimed Christianity is not a religion of peace “after refusing ao Christian covert’s bid for asylum in an ‘unbelievably offensive’” letter quoting passages from the Bible.

While stepping and fetching for the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth, banning those of us who stand against jihad terror and sharia oppression, abandoning a million non-Muslim British tweens to Muslim child sex trafficking gangs — now this.

They have turned a corner and gone over to the dark side.

Where is the Queen, defender of the faith? Surely they are sending this brave soul to his death.

Imagine, the UK government cited the Bible in a breathtaking denial of reality.

Have they ever approached the horror and hate speech in the Quran? No one is killing in the name of Jesus Christ, but millions are being slaughtered in the name of Allah.

Especially apostates.

BRITISH GOVERNMENT RULES CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE, REJECTS CONVERT

By Jack Montgomery, Breitbart News, Maech 23, 2019:

The Home Office has rejected the asylum application of a Christian convert from Iran who said they had been drawn to the faith by its peaceful nature, due to a Government official ruling that Christianity is not peaceful.

The applicant indicated that they had converted to Christianity from Islam because of its peaceful nature, stating that “In Islam there is violence, rage and revenge. In Christianity in the contrary it is talking about peace, forgiveness and kindness.”

This earned the ire of the Home Office bureaucrat or bureaucrats charged with assessing the application, the Times reports.

The official cobbled together six passages from the King James Version and New Internation Version of the Old and New Testaments — such as Matthew 10:34, in which Christ proclaims he “came not to send peace, but a sword” — in an effort to prove that the applicant’s view of Christianity was wrong, and that Christian scripture is in fact “filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence”.

“These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge,” the rejection letter to the applicant admonishes passive-aggressively; an implicit ruling that Christianity is not peaceful — certainly not relative to Islam — and indeed is so clearly not peaceful that the Home Office does not consider perceived peacefulness a credible reason for conversion.

“I am extremely concerned that a Government department could determine the future of another human being based on such a profound misunderstanding of the texts and practices of faith communities,” commented Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham for the Church of England.

“To use extracts from the Book of Revelation to argue that Christianity is a violent religion is like arguing that a Government report on the impact of Climate Change is advocating drought and flooding,” he added.

The United Kingdom is, at least nominally, a Christian country, with the Queen also serving as the Supreme Governor of the established Church of England, and charged with defending the Protestant faith by her Coronation Oath.

Meanwhile the Islamic Republic of Iran is, as the name would suggest, officially Islamic, with a religious cleric acting as Supreme Leader.

Conversion from the state religion of Islam to Christianity in Iran is officially deemed as “apostasy” — a criminal offence which is punishable by death.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

New Zealand Bans Guns – Vast Non-Compliance From Gun Owners

Earlier on Friday, it was reported that New Zealand, on top of trying to criminalize possession of a video, banned “assault rifle,” whatever that is nowadays.  Immediately, reports began to come out that the people of New Zealand were surrendering their firearms voluntarily, but that actual number of guns turned in was pretty insignificant.

New Zealand news outlet Stuff reported that Kiwis were already turning in their weapons following the Christchurch mosque massacre that left 50 dead.

According to the report:

John Hart, who has been a sheep and beef farmer for 15 years, said he took his semi-automatic weapon into Masterton police station on Monday as he “couldn’t in all conscience” keep the rifle after seeing the loss of life in Christchurch.

John Hart said he handed in his semi-automatic gun because convenience didn't outweigh the potential for misuse.
JOHN HART/TWITTER
John Hart said he handed in his semi-automatic gun because convenience didn’t outweigh the potential for misuse.

“Until today I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle. On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse,” he posted online.

He added, “We don’t need these in our country.  We have make sure it’s #NeverAgain.”

Honestly, this is the stupidest thing this guy could have done.  I guess he thinks the criminals will just turn in their guns like his and the agents of the state will turn in theirs and it will just be Kumbaya around the fire with everyone holding hands.

Furthermore, it’s interesting the use of the term #NeverAgain.  That’s the very thing that little David Hogg said and used as a title of his and his sister’s ignorant book on gun confiscation.

Interestingly enough, the students from Parkland, in order to “gather themselves together,” left the US and went to… you guessed it, New Zealand.

Matt Agorist reported:

Another particularly strange coincidence is the fact that 30 survivors of the Parkland shooting traveled to Christchurch last July. The purpose of that trip, according to Sandi Davis, a sociology teacher at Stoneman Douglas, was a way to help the students cope with the tragedy they experienced and also as a way for them to learn how to sustain the anti-gun violence movement they had begun in the Parkland shooting’s aftermath.

Another person also took to Twitter to show he had turned in his rifle, saying it was the easiest decision he ever made.

https://twitter.com/SirWB/status/1107405903546863616

However, Tyler Durden explains that this is not the norm and that Kiwis are not complying, for the most part, with the ban.

Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrenderednationwide, according to BuzzFeed.

No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types of firearms, or where they were surrendered.

The reports of citizens disarming themselves came after a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, while praising residents who have surrendered their guns to police.

Ardern asked residents to surrender their weapons on Monday.

“To make our community safer, the time to act is now,” she said. “I want to remind people, you can surrender your gun to the police at any time. In fact I have seen reports that people are in fact already doing this. I applaud that effort, and if you are thinking about surrendering your weapon, I would encourage you to do so.

In a previous post, Durden explains why people are not so apt to jump at the hijab-wearing, Islam-kowtowing Prime Ministers request.

Following the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre in which 35 people were killed, Australia banned guns via the National Firearms Agreement, which resulted in confiscation of between 650,000 and 1 million firearms from private citizens.

2007 study by researchers Jeanine Baker and Samara McPhedran found that “when compared with observed values, firearm suicide was the only parameter the [National Firearms Agreement] may have influenced, although societal factors could also have influenced observed changes.”

The following year, Wang-Sheng Lee and Sandy Suardi with the University of Melbourne concluded that “there is little evidence to suggest that [the National Firearms Agreement] had any significant effects on firearm homicides.” Additionally, “the evidence so far suggests that in the Australian context, the high expenditure incurred to fund the 1996 gun buyback has not translated into any tangible reductions in terms of firearm deaths.” -Newstalk1130

But in the wake of a mass shooting, apparently all it takes to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy (or gal) who’s given up their ability to defend themselves and their family.

Looks like some people have a brain and know history, and some don’t.

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media

New Zealand Bans ‘Assault Rifles’ – Just As Terrorist Hoped For & Predicted

On Wednesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the “first tranche” in a number of moves to restrict the rights of New Zealand citizens to protect themselves with firearms. This move was in direct response to the horrific murders that unfolded on March 15. Coincidentally, this is the exact move the terrorist suspected of carrying out these attacks had hoped for and predicted.

The terrorist who murdered 50 people last week is engaging in a classic propaganda of the deed in which he predicted—accurately—that his murder would spark the restriction of gun rights. Lawmakers took his bait.

“On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too,” said Ardern as she carried out the will of this terrorist. “We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place.”

“What we’re banning today are the things used in last Friday’s attack,” she said, adding: “It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”

According to a report by FOX:

The law is expected to be introduced in Parliament at the beginning of next month. The government is seeking to prevent the stockpiling of firearms by making it illegal to possess the banned weapons as of Thursday.

The ban covers firearms considered to be military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles, particularly semi-automatic firearms and shotguns capable of being used with a detachable magazine that hold more than five cartridges.

https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1108562204226449408

The terrorist who carried out these horrific acts did so with the hopes of garnering support for his cause while further dividing the political spectrum in hopes to start a revolution.

These tactics are known as propaganda of the deed which are usually violent actions including bombings and murders meant to force the ruling class to strip the citizens of their rights to ignite the spirit of revolt.

Now, as law abiding citizens turn in their guns, those sympathetic to this terrorist’s cause will hold on to their’s and the government has acted in de facto support of his movement. And yes, this terrorist has a lot of support.

The race war he intended to kick off with his murderous actions is not only garnering support from government actions to ban guns but the media is playing right into his hands as well.

As the media associates this terrorist with the people he name dropped while live-streaming the shooting, the more they will push people into extremes.

The media is buying into all the associations made by this terrorist and are doing exactly what he wanted—further polarizing groups of people which will inevitably garner support for his sick cause.

We can rest assured that the mainstream media will not mention how censorship and repression help to inspire such acts of violence either. As John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Sadly, as social media and mainstream media continue to repress and censor freedom of communication, this problem will likely get worse.

The terrorist had hundreds of people espousing their support for him on 8chan, up to and including praising the slaughter of children and labeling his violence as an act of heroism. Rest assured that as censorship and stereotyping of “white nationalists” continue, these people will turn from supporters into actors and this terrorist knew this.

To understand how this propaganda of the deed works, imagine the increase in Muslim terrorism if the Koran were banned or if Muslims were banned from certain countries—which was actually proposed by this government. Now, imagine what happens when “white nationalists” are pushed to the darkest depths of the internet for espousing peaceful, albeit often stupid, beliefs as murderous scum like the New Zealand terrorist have the media and government do their bidding for them.

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have been fading away for years. Their ranks were diminishing and their tactics and mission of supremacy based on skin color had become laughable. However, in the past few years, a new faction, ironically spearheaded by the left, began to act as a recruiting tool for white nationalism.

Anti-white rhetoric has fueled hatred and served as a catalyst in the growing movement of white nationalist socialists. By concentrating on skin color — instead of a person’s character — a massive “anti-white” movement was born and pushed through the mainstream media, and thus the dying white supremacy movement was given new life.

Hate groups in the US grew from 784 in 2014 to 892 in 2015, a 14 percent increase, according to 2016 data by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

From 2014 to 2015, the number of active Ku Klux Klan chapters in the United States grew from 72 to 190, a massive increase for a group so closely associated with hatred.

As David Marcus pointed out in a hard-hitting piece for the Federalist, white people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea. The last thing our society needs is for white people to feel more tribal. The result of this tribalism will not be a catharsis of white identity, improving equality for non-whites. It will be resentment towards being the only tribe not given the special treatment bestowed by victimhood.

We are now seeing the inevitable result of such irresponsible practices of race shaming. As whites — who may have been on the verge of racism — sat back and watched the mainstream media chastise their skin color and associate them with people like the New Zealand terrorist, they eventually reached a tipping point. Charlottesville was an example of what happens when this state-sponsored and media supported divide is pushed on the populace.

Making it impossible for people to engage in civil discourse is the opposite of what needs to happen. The only way to fight this extremist ideology is through allowing more communication—not less. But this is not happening.

Sadly, the media and the government have no idea that they have all played right into the hands of this New Zealand terrorist. Rest assured, however, that he does.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Most Dangerous Volcano In North America Just Erupted – Shot Ash Nearly A Mile Into The Sky

A lot of us have been watching Mt. Popocatepetl for a very long time.  Could it be possible that we are now on the verge of the most destructive volcanic eruption in the modern history of North America?  On Monday night at precisely 9:38 PM, a massive explosion at Mt. Popocatepetl sent a column of volcanic ash nearly a mile into the sky.  A “yellow alert warning” has been issued by the authorities, and they are ordering everyone to stay at least 12 kilometers away from the crater.  They are stressing that the threat has not passed, and as you will see below, an evacuation plan is in place in case an even larger eruption follows.  And if a much larger eruption does follow, the devastation could be off the charts.  Mexico City is only 43 miles away from Mt. Popocatepetl, and approximately 25 million people live within a 60-mile radius of the crater.

The explosion on Monday night was definitely a wake-up call.  According to media reports, it was “loud enough to shake doors and windows of houses in the city of Puebla”

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted late on Monday, hurling incandescent rock about 1.5 miles down its slopes and sending ash into the night sky near the nation’s capital.

The explosion, one of the volcano’s largest eruptions in years, was heard from nearby communities and was loud enough to shake doors and windows of houses in the city of Puebla, according to local media.

Mt. Popocatepetl has been increasingly active in recent months, and authorities are concerned that all of this activity could be leading up to something really big.

In fact, it is being reported that they are “currently preparing for the worst case scenarios”

Local authorities are currently preparing for the worst case scenarios and haven’t ruled out more eruptions in the near future.

In preparations, they have drafted a special operational plan allowing for quick evacuation of locals in case of any future emergencies.

Popocatepetl exploded earlier this week but had remained calm over the past several days as it only emitted water vapour, gas and a small amount of ash.

So what would a “worst case scenario” for Mt. Popocatepetl look like?

Well, scientists tell us that the volcano is capable of producing a “catastrophic Plinian eruption”

Popocatépetl is considered the most threatening volcano in North America, in terms of explosive activity and population threat. Its current low- or moderate-scale eruptive behavior can switch relatively quickly to a large, catastrophic Plinian eruption, the largest and most violent of all the types of volcanic eruptions, according to the volcanologists at the National History Museum.

If you have never heard of a “Plinian eruption” before, here is Wikipedia’s definition

Plinian eruptions or Vesuvian eruptions are volcaniceruptions marked by their similarity to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, which destroyed the ancient Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The eruption was described in a letter written by Pliny the Younger, after the death of his uncle Pliny the Elder.

Plinian/Vesuvian eruptions are marked by columns of volcanic debris and hot gases ejected high into the stratosphere, the second layer of Earth’s atmosphere. The key characteristics are ejection of large amount of pumice and very powerful continuous gas-driven eruptions. According to the Volcanic Explosivity Index, Plinian eruptions have a VEI of 4, 5 or 6, sub-Plinian 3 or 4, and ultra-Plinian 6, 7 or 8.

Short eruptions can end in less than a day, but longer events can take several days or even months. The longer eruptions begin with production of clouds of volcanic ash, sometimes with pyroclastic surges. The amount of magma erupted can be so large that it depletes the magma chamber below, causing the top of the volcano to collapse, resulting in a caldera.

We are talking about a disaster that could potentially kill millions.

In the Aztec language, Popocatepetl literally means “smoking mountain”, but to most of the locals the volcano is simply known as “Don Goyo”.  In ancient times, it produced giant tsunamis of superheated mud that completely buried entire Aztec cities.  The following is an excerpt from one of my previous articles

Historians tell us that Popocatepetl had a dramatic impact on the ancient Aztecs. Giant mud flows produced by massive eruptions covered entire Aztec cities. In fact, some of these mud flows were so large that they buried entire pyramids in super-heated mud.

But we haven’t witnessed anything like that in any of our lifetimes, so it is hard to even imagine devastation of that magnitude.

In addition to Mexico City’s mammoth population, there are millions of others that live in the surrounding region. Overall, there are about 25 million people that live in the immediate vicinity of Popocatepetl. Thankfully, we haven’t seen a major eruption of the volcano in modern times, but at some point that will change.

Considering what this volcano is capable of doing, I simply don’t understand why there was so little coverage of this massive explosion on Monday by the mainstream media in the United States.

I guess they didn’t have any room after allocating front-page space to the powerball jackpot and the ongoing drama surrounding Wendy Williams.

We live at a time when our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and many believe that the shaking is only going to get worse.

Mt. Popocatepetl had been dormant for a very long time before it started becoming active again in the 1990s.

Now it has apparently entered an extremely active phase, and we know that it is capable of producing a catastrophic Plinian eruption.

So let’s keep a very close eye on Mt. Popocatepetl, because a Plinian eruption so close to Mexico City would be a disaster far worse than anything that any of us have ever seen.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Netherlands: Friend Claims Utrecht Jihadi “Very Religious” – 3 Other Muslims Arrested In Connection to Massacre

This article says that two others have been arrested, and a third person has been arrested as well. So this does seem to be a coordinated jihad plot.

In a note, Tanis said he was doing it in the name of Allah.

Will the Islamophobia never end?

“Brazen Shooting Traumatizes Dutch City, Three Days After Christchurch Killings,” by Milan Schreuer and Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times, March 18, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Gunshots shattered the tram ride in a heavily Muslim neighborhood of this old Dutch city. The prime minister called it possible terrorism. SWAT teams rushed in, residents were ordered indoors, and all mosques closed as the police sought a killer in a country that had been spared large-scale terrorist attacks….

The suspect was later identified by the police as Gokmen Tanis, 37, an immigrant from the central Turkish town of Yozgat. Mr. Tanis had been arrested before and is facing a rape charge, according to the Dutch national broadcaster and people who know him….

“He’s very religious,” but also “a real guy of the streets, aggressive as well,” Alptekin Akdogan, who said he knew Mr. Tanis, told The New York Times. He said he and Mr. Tanis had grown up in the Kanaleneiland neighborhood.

Zabit Elmaci, 39, said he used to work with Mr. Tanis, washing dishes in a restaurant called Abrikoos. He described Mr. Tanis as “always in trouble.”

“I don’t remember him as a religious person, but about two years ago he started acting weird, so I gradually stopped seeing him,” Mr. Elmaci said….

Whether others were involved in the shooting remained unclear, although the police said they had made two additional arrests by Monday evening. Some witnesses said they had seen more than one assailant on the tram….

The authorities ordered the evacuation of all mosques in Utrecht, and security was increased at mosques elsewhere in the Netherlands….

Utrecht, about 25 miles from Amsterdam, has been a center of Dutch culture and commerce for a millennium….More than 30 percent of the city’s population is foreign-born, according to the Dutch census.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

New Zealand Police “Happened to Be in a Training Session” When Mosque Shooting Began

It took police officers in New Zealand 36 minutes to catch the terrorist who murdered 50 people in two Christchurch mosques last week. Dramatic footage shows that just two officers—only one of whom had a gun—apprehend the suspect after his bloody rampage. We are now learning that this response time would have been longer, but police happened to be conducting a drill nearby practicing for a similar attack.

In what can be described as an extremely strange “coincidence,” Chris Cahill, a detective inspector who is president of a local labor union for police officers, explained that officers were involved in a drill near the city center when the shooting broke out.

According to the NY Times, 

The police said a special armed tactical unit arrived at Al Noor Mosque four minutes after the first officers, or 10 minutes after the initial emergency call.

Mr. Cahill said it normally would have taken longer, with team members summoned to a police station to suit up. On Friday, though, they happened to be in a training session in the city center and wearing their gear, he said.

“Any police force in the world — to get to the scene in six minutes, a specialist team there in 10 — that would be a success,” Mr. Cahill said.

Police in New Zealand don’t typically carry firearms, much less dress in tactical gear, so officers holding a drill with all their tactical equipment and weapons at the ready was a helpful coincidence indeed.

For those who may be unaware, the significance of the drill is important due to the fact that most terror attacks in recent history have coincided with drills very similar to the actual terrorism that unfolds.

In November of 2015, during the tragic attacks on Paris, it was later reported that Paris-area emergency personnel and ambulance crews were taking part in a simulated emergency exercise on the very same day. The exact nature of the drill was a simulated mass shooting attack, according to Dr. Mathieu Raux, emergency room chief at the Pitié-Salpetrière hospital in Paris.

Also, during the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) was in the midst of a training exercise called Vigilant Guardian, which “coincidentally” simulated planes being hijacked by terrorists.

A story in Aviation Week made clear the connection between the 9/11 attacks and the NORAD drills taking place at virtually the same moment:

At 8:40 a.m. EDT, Tech. Sgt. Jeremy W. Powell of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (Norad) Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) in Rome, N.Y., took the first call from Boston Center. He notified NEADS commander Col. Robert K. Marr, Jr., of a possible hijacked airliner, American Airlines Flight 11.

“Part of the exercise?” the colonel wondered. No; this is a real-world event, he was told. Several days into a semiannual exercise known as Vigilant Guardian, NEADS was fully staffed, its key officers and enlisted supervisors already manning the operations center “battle cab.”

In retrospect, the exercise would prove to be a serendipitous enabler of a rapid military response to terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Senior officers involved in Vigilant Guardian were manning Norad command centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, available to make immediate decisions.

As if these two events weren’t a strange enough “coincidence,” the London subway attacks on 7/7 also encompassed drills happening only days prior to that terrorist attack.

A report by the Daily Mail stated:

Police completed a terror training exercise, which envisaged an attack on London’s transport network just days before the 7/7 atrocity, an inquest heard today.

During the ‘table top’ drill, officers were asked to respond to imaginary bombings at Waterloo, Embankment and St James’s Park Underground stations.
But there was absolutely no intelligence at the time to suggest such an attack was imminent, the hearing was told…

Christopher Coltart, barrister for some of the bereaved families, told the inquest the ‘Hanover’ exercise, which took place on July 1 and July 2 2005 and involved officers from the Met’s anti-terror branch, ‘had at its core, an attack on the Underground’.

Asked if it was simply a ‘coincidence’ that this took place just days before 7/7, Mr Allison replied: ‘That’s entirely correct.’

It seems odd that some of the most prolific terror attacks in recent history all share this common thread.

This tragic event in New Zealand is already being used to go after free speech and gun rights. The New Zealand government began arresting people for sharing the video of the shooter’s live stream as well as pushing new gun laws.

Another particularly strange coincidence is the fact that 30 survivors of the Parkland shooting traveled to Christchurch last July. The purpose of that trip, according to Sandi Davis, a sociology teacher at Stoneman Douglas, was a way to help the students cope with the tragedy they experienced and also as a way for them to learn how to sustain the anti-gun violence movement they had begun in the Parkland shooting’s aftermath.

The prevalence of terror drills, which mirror the actual terrorist attacks, being run in such close proximity to the actual events taking place begs the question of whether these drills mirroring actual events are truly just a “coincidence,” or are perhaps an indication of something much more sinister. Either way, this terrorist scumbag who murdered innocent people will have his plans of stoking hatred and divide come to fruition as the media and government play right into his plan.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

Report: Islamic Jihad Caused 84,000 Deaths Worldwide In 2017

It’s “global and growing.” Stalin said (paraphrasing) “a single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic,” and when its jihad, it’s barely that.

Islamist extremism caused 84,000 deaths worldwide in 2017, report says.

CBS News, September 2018:

A new report tracking the roots, spread and effects of violent Islamist extremism found that 121 groups that share elements from a common ideology are now operating worldwide. Their activities resulted in the deaths of 84,000 people – nearly 22,000 of them civilians – in 66 countries in 2017, the report found.

In remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday that Islamist extremism is “global and growing.”

“It didn’t begin with al Qaeda; nor will it end with the defeat of ISIS,” Blair said.

The “Global Extremist Monitor,” which was produced by Blair’s eponymous non-profit, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, drew on hundreds of English-language news sources that reported on incidents of violent extremism in 2017. There were a total of 7,841 attacks – an average of 21 per day –in 48 countries, it said, with war-torn Syria topping the list of countries most affected by violent extremism. Overall, Muslims were the most frequent victims of deadly attacks.

Twenty-nine violent Islamist groups were actively engaged in conflict in Syria in 2017, the report said, with ISIS responsible for 44 percent of all attacks. Half of all civilian fatalities recorded globally were documented in Syria.

A separate, recent UN report said there are between 20,000 and 30,000 ISIS fighters still operating across Iraq and Syria, though its self-proclaimed physical caliphate has been all but eliminated.

Blair, who was Britain’s prime minister at the time of the September 11 attacks, and under whose leadership the country engaged alongside the U.S. in the Iraq war, called on the international community to rely less on security measures and more on soft power and development initiatives to combat violent extremism.

“Security measures obviously have in many ways been effective and must remain in place,” he said. “But the reality is, security alone will only slow the violence.”

In a panel discussion following Blair’s presentation, counterterrorism and insurgency expert Bruce Hoffman echoed his remarks, saying security, countermeasures and kinetics have “an absolutely vital role,” but added, “to actually break the cycle of recruitment and regeneration that is sustaining these groups, you have to target…education, countering the falsehoods, and, of course, building local leadership,” Hoffman said.

Fellow panelist Farah Pandith, who served during the Obama administration as the State Department’s first-ever special representative to Muslim communities, said action and investment were especially urgent as groups like ISIS broaden their recruitment efforts for operational gain.

“It is not just about young men; it’s also about young women,” she said. “ISIS and other groups…have understood very smartly that it isn’t useful for them to just look at one part of the population; they need to look at everyone.”

“So they’re looking at men and women, girls and boys,” Pandith said.

The report identified 181 female suicide bombers in 2017.

In his call for global commitments, Blair stressed the importance of investment in public and private education systems to promote religious tolerance and literacy.

“The essential thing, in my view, is to deal with the ideology,” Blair said, “and not just the violence.”

First published on September 13, 2018 / 6:24 PM

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Why Does Mainstream Media Purposely Ignore Mass Killings Of Christians Happening All Over The World?

Last week, when a deranged lunatic gunned down dozens of Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand it suddenly became the biggest news story in the world, and rightly so.  It was a major news event, and it needed to be reported.  But shouldn’t mass killings of Christians be given the same sort of media coverage?  Sadly, we all know that doesn’t happen.  Whenever there is a mass killing of Christians, it is usually entirely ignored by the mainstream media in the United States, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why this is happening.  Those that control the mainstream media consider Christians to be one of the main obstacles to “progress” in this country, and so any story that would put Christians in a positive or sympathetic light simply does not fit any of the narratives that they are pushing.

As a result of the lack of media coverage, the vast majority of Americans do not know that “4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons” last year.

That number breaks down to an average of 11 per day.

In Nigeria, more than 120 Christians have been gunned down or killed with machetes over the past three weeks, but Breitbart was the only big media outlet to report on it…

As Breitbart News alone reported among major news outlets, Fulani jihadists racked up a death toll of over 120 Christians over the past three weeks in central Nigeria, employing machetes and gunfire to slaughter men, women, and children, burning down over 140 houses, destroying property, and spreading terror.

The New York Times did not place this story on the front page; in fact, they did not cover it at all. Apparently, when assessing “all the news that’s fit to print,” the massacre of African Christians did not measure up. The same can be said for the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the LA Times, and every other major paper in the United States.

And of course, Breitbart is not exactly “mainstream” media.

So why won’t anyone else report on this?

And this isn’t the first time this has happened.  Last June, twelve entire Christian villages in central Nigeria were completely wiped out

In only days, a dozen villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state were wiped out. The affected communities surround the city of Jos—known as the epicenter of Christianity in northern Nigeria’s Middle Belt.

As many as 200 Christians had been killed, however, some residents fear the death toll may be even higher, as more bodies are yet to be recovered, while others were burned beyond recognition. On Sunday, 75 of the victims were buried in a mass grave.

I’ll bet that most of you had not heard about that until now.

On the other side of the world, 20 innocent people were slaughtered when Muslim radicals bombed a Roman Catholic cathedral in January

On January 27, Muslim extremists bombed a Roman Catholic cathedral on the Philippine island of Jolo, killing some 20 people and injuring dozens of others.

Once again, this is yet another mass killing that was almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media.

Is the anti-Christian bias among the mainstream media so strong that they can’t even bring themselves to report the basic facts to us?

People deserve to know what is happening.  Christian persecution is rising in almost every nation on the planet, and this huge ongoing crisis should be on our front pages on a continual basis.

But instead, we never get to hear any of these stories unless we seek out alternative sources of information.

Over in China, the persecution of Christians has reached a frightening crescendo.  Recently, officials have been going house to house and replacing pictures of Jesus Christ “with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping”

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to harass and persecute Christians and, in recent months, has taken to removing pictures of Jesus Christ from inside homes and replacing them with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping.

In addition, Communist officials have removed Christian symbols and phrases on the outside of homes and replaced them with phrases praising socialist materialism.

But they aren’t stopping there.  Bibles are being burned, and any churches that do not “cooperate” with Chinese officials are being either shut down or destroyed.  Earlier in 2019, one of the largest megachurches in the entire country was literally blown to pieces with dynamite

Chinese authorities blew up a well-known Christian megachurch earlier this year, inflaming long-standing tensions between religious groups and the Communist Party.

Witnesses and overseas activists said the paramilitary People’s Armed Police used dynamite and excavators to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, which has a congregation of more than 50,000, in the city of Linfen in Shanxi province

We are talking about evil that is on a level that is difficult to comprehend.

So why won’t the mainstream media talk about any of this?

Similar things are happening on the other side of the world too.  In Eritrea, Christians are being imprisoned in “small shipping containers in scorching heat”

Since 1993, President Afwerki has overseen an authoritarian brutal regime that rests on massive human rights violations. During the 2019 World Watch List reporting period, government security forces conducted many house-to-house raids and imprisoned hundreds of Christians in inhumane conditions, including small shipping containers in scorching heat.

And in North Korea, Christians are “being hung on a cross over a fire, crushed under a steamroller, herded off bridges, and trampled underfoot”

According to charity Aid to the Church in Need, at least 200,000 Christians have gone missing in North Korea since 1953 — many of those have been summarily executed. As to the specific treatment of those persecuted, the 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry report discovered that the North Korean regime has been guilty of “crimes against humanity.”

According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, violent incidents against Christians include “being hung on a cross over a fire, crushed under a steamroller, herded off bridges, and trampled underfoot.”

If you were to replace “Christians” with some other favored group in any of the examples that I have just shared, you would instantly have front page news all over the planet.

The mainstream media is definitely not “independent”, and they are not looking out for you.

They have their own agenda, and anything that does not fit that agenda does not get to be part of “the news”.

So far in 2019, there have been 453 Islamic terror attacks in which 1,956 people have been murdered.  But you will never hear those numbers from the mainstream media.

Instead, when the mainstream media talks about Bible-believing Christians it is almost always an attack story.  As a recent Breitbart article aptly observed, having “an anti-Christian bias” has become “the last acceptable prejudice”…

How much mileage can be gained from Muslims murdering Christians, when Christians in America are often seen as an obstacle to the “progress” desired by liberals? The left sees Christians in the United States as part of the problem and seeks to undermine their credibility and influence at every turn rather than emboldening them.

Anti-Christian bias has been rightly called “the last acceptable prejudice,” one that few bother condemning.

It is time to turn off the mainstream news for good.

They quit reporting “the news” a long time ago, and now it is all about promoting one left-wing narrative after another.

Today, trust in the media is at an all-time low, and it is easy to understand why so many Americans are absolutely sick and tired of being lied to by the big media companies.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

World War III Coming? Israel On Brink Of War With Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria & Iran All At Same Time

On Thursday, rockets were fired at Tel Aviv for the first time since 2014, and Israel responded by hammering Hamas with airstrikes.  This latest exchange has brought Israel closer to another war with Hamas than ever.  But as you will see below, Israel is also on the brink of war with Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.  And on top of everything else, the most pivotal election in Israel in many years is on April 9th.  If more rockets are fired at Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cannot afford to look weak because that could cost him a lot of votes in this very tight election.  But he must walk a very fine line, because a military response that is seen as too harsh could potentially spark a major regional conflict.

Everyone knows that Israel is simply not going to tolerate rockets being fired at Tel Aviv, and so it was quite a shock to learn what had happened on Thursday.  The following comes from the Jerusalem Post

The Israeli military confirmed that two rockets were fired towards central Israel on Thursday evening, with at least two loud explosions heard in the Gush Dan region.

According to the IDF, although the Iron Dome missile defense system was activated, there were no interceptions as both rockets fell in open territory.

It was the first time sirens were activated in Tel Aviv since the last war with Gaza in 2014 and several Israelis were treated for shock.

It was inevitable that there would be a substantial response from the Israeli military, and airstrikes were conducted very rapidly.  According to Fox News, a Hamas naval base was one of the primary targets…

The strikes were occurring in Khan Younis, roughly 15 miles south of Gaza City, according to The Associated Press. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

A Hamas naval base was targeted, the outlet reported, citing Palestinian media.

Originally, Hamas had seemed to deny responsibility for the rocket attacks, but the IDF later confirmed that they were fired by Hamas

We can confirm that the rockets fired from  at earlier tonight were launched by the Hamas terrorist organization.

If Hamas doesn’t fire any more rockets, this will probably be the end of it for now.

But with Hamas, things are never truly over.

Meanwhile, Israel is also on the brink of war with Hezbollah in the north.

In recent days, Israel has been dealing with massive tunnels that Hezbollah has constructed for the purpose of rapidly moving military forces into northern Israel.  So far, five tunnels have been discovered, but there are probably a lot more.

We are being told that the tunnels are absolutely enormous.  Reportedly, they are large enough “to move heavy military equipment”

For the first time since 1973, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confronts the very real prospect of a sizable incursion. Years of fighting alongside Russian and Iranian forces in Syria have transformed Hezbollah into a formidable military force capable of launching such a raid, relying on coordinated infantry, artillery, and even armor and drones. This represents a major leap from Hezbollah’s small hit-and-run tactics in the 2006 Lebanon war.

The tunnels are integral to this new threat. Built in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 prohibiting Hezbollah’s rearmament in this area, they are reportedly wide enough to move heavy military equipment and large troop units.

Hezbollah’s leadership continues to threaten Israel with a new war, and it has been estimated that they have built up an arsenal of approximately 150,000 missiles for the next conflict.

Israel is roughly the same size as New Jersey.  Just imagine what would happen if 150,000 missiles were suddenly fired at towns and cities all over New Jersey, and you will have some idea of what Israel is potentially facing.

Of course, the Israeli military is far superior to Hezbollah’s forces, but if Israel has to fight Hamas and Hezbollah simultaneously that would be a real challenge.

And then there is Syria.  After eight years of civil war, you would think that Syria would have had enough fighting by now.

Unfortunately, as I pointed out in a previous article, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad just threatened to attack Israel if the Israelis do not leave the Golan Heights.  The following comes from the Jerusalem Post

Syria vowed to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights, World Israel News reported on Thursday.

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official warning to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund, in what seemed to be an attempt to prevent official US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.

Can you imagine the stress that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must be going through right now?  A major election is less than a month away and he is literally fighting for his political life, and meanwhile several of Israel’s neighbors appear to be preparing for war with his nation.

And Iran appears to be eager for a fight too.  A few weeks ago, a top Iranian general threatened to completely wipe Israel off the map

Asked by a reporter in Tehran about Israeli threats to strike Iranian forces deployed in Syria, Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami was quoted by Iranian news outlets as saying, “Our strategy is to erase Israel from the global political map. And it seems that, considering the evil that Israel is doing, it is bringing itself closer to that.”

He added: “We announce that if Israel does anything to start a new war, it will obviously be the war that will end with its elimination, and the occupied territories will be returned. The Israelis will not have even a cemetery in Palestine to bury their own corpses.”

And Netanyahu also seems to anticipate that a conflict with Iran is coming.  The following comes from NBC News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu startled Iranians and even the White House on Wednesday with a strident call for Israeli-Arab action against the government in Tehran that was translated by his office as urging “war with Iran.”

Although Israeli officials tried to soften the reference by altering the English translation, the provocative comment was likely to further the perception that Israel, its Gulf Arab neighbors and the United States are interested in using military action to topple the government of Iran.

I have been warning that a major war is coming in the Middle East for a long time, and now we are closer than ever.

Let us hope for peace, but as we have seen in the past, any peace in the region is always just temporary.

Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran are all fundamentally committed to the complete and total destruction of the state of Israel and nothing is going to change that.  War is coming at some point, and it is going to be extremely bloody.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

New Zealand Mosque Shooting Leaves Dozens Dead

In what is considered to be the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history, at least one armed man has been charged after live streaming an attack on the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood on Friday, leaving dozens dead.

Prior to the shooting, the shooter, identified as “Brenton Tarrant” on Twitter, uploaded pictures of the weapons he intended to use on the unsuspecting people at the mosque.

Livestreaming also captured the shooter.

And his entry into the mosque.

Tarrant was confirmed as the shooter.

At least 48 people were taken to Christchurch hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds.

The male shooter, apparently in his 20s, has been charged with murder and will appear in court on Saturday.  He had posted his plans of the attack on social media.

However, a total of three men and one woman were taken into custody, even though only one has been charged.

https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1106377480133373952

Apparently, as with each of these shooters, a manifesto has been “discovered.”

In a 74-page manifesto, which was filled with the shooter’s thoughts on immigrants coming into New Zealand, the shooter said he was doing what he was doing to “ensure a future for my people.”

The Independent reports:

The manifesto, posted online, features a series of questions and answers, and opens with one asking: “Who are you?”

The answer says: “Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old. Born in Australia to a working class, low income family.

“My parents are of Scottish, Irish and English stock. I had a regular childhood, without any great issues. I had little interest in education during my schooling, barely achieving a passing grade.”

He adds: “I am just a regular White man, from a regular family. Who decided to take a stand to ensure a future for my people.”

He describes himself as “a private and mostly introverted person” and admits he is racist, adding that he is an “Eco-fascist by nature”.

He said New Zealand was not the original choice for an attack, saying he only came to the country temporarily to plan and train.

On his planning for the attack, he wrote: “I begun planning an attack roughly two years in advance and an attack at the location in Christchurch three months in advance.”

Answering whether he supports Brexit, he wrote: “Yes, though not for an official policy made. The truth is that eventually people must face the fact that it wasn’t a damn thing to do with the economy.

“That it was the British people firing back at mass immigration, cultural displacement and globalism, and that’s a great and wonderful thing.”

On whether or not he is a supporter of US president Donald Trump, he wrote: “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.”

Right there!  That should tell you what you need to know about this.  Call me cynical, but I’ve seen it too much.  Why that line about Trump?  Ask yourself that.  This is a man in New Zealand for God’s sake!

The shooter also said that Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik was his inspiration.

Breivik murdered dozens of people, mostly Muslim children.  He got just a meager 10 years.

When he was sentenced, I reported:

Breivik openly confessed to the attacks during his trial. He described the details of detonating a car bomb at the government headquarters in Oslo. He then opened fire at an annual summer camp for the governing Labor Party’s youth. According to the numbers, eight people were killed and more than 200 injured in the explosion. Sixty-nine people, most of them teenagers, were killed in the shooting spree which took place on Utoya island.

In his final words, Breivik regretted not killing more people, apologizing to other “militant nationalists” for not achieving an even higher death toll. He said he wouldn’t appeal the ruling because that would “legitimize” a court he said got its mandate from a political system that supports multiculturalism.

And while many tried to paint Breivik as a Christian, David Wood points out that he was nothing more than a “cultural” Christian who held not biblical doctrines and failed to follow the one he took the name, Jesus the Christ.

As a side note, it is interesting to me that this would occur in Christchurch.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, “Many of those who will have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand…they have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home. They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.”

According to BNO News, New Zealand police are asking that all mosques “shut their doors” under further notification.

Additionally, the police commissioner said that several of the vehicles they stopped were rigged with explosives.

“There were a number of IEDs attached to vehicles that we stopped.”

About ten minutes after the Christchurch shooting occurred, another shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood took place in which a shooter opened fire.

Stuff.co.nz and Radio NZ reported that at least nine people were killed and dozens injured in that attack.

Christchurch City Council also locked down several city buildings.

Some people reading this will note that I am diametrically opposed to Islam, but this is plain murder.  The people were not attacking anyone and no one’s life was in danger.  These shooters deserve the same thing I said Anders Behring Breivik deserved: justice, a swift execution.

Furthermore, there is no doubt that New Zealand will attempt to encroach more on the people’s God-given rights to arms in light of this attack by a few people, which only makes the people more defenseless no matter what their religion is.  They already have fairly restrictive regulations against civilians owning handguns, semi-automatic weapons or fully automatic weapons, but pay no attention to the fact that those “restrictions” didn’t stop these people from possessing them to murder unarmed people.  Get the point?

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media

Netherlands: Ex-Muslims Get Threatened “Every Single Day”

Three converts from Islam to Christianity who live in the Netherlands recently spoke about their experiences, and it’s clear that they’re not exactly finding diversity, in the form of mass Muslim migration into Europe, to be their strength.

An ex-Muslim from Kurdistan named Faraidoun Fouad recounted: “I converted in 1999. In 2002, God called me to reach out to my own people. Directly after my conversion to Christianity, I received the first threats. People who I thought were my friends, became my enemies.”

Nor were his former friends all jihadis: “Even Muslims who are not very conservative told my wife that they would kill me.”

Fouad converted twenty years ago, but his Muslim ex-friends have never gotten used to the fact: “I receive threats every day. When I post something on Facebook, I often receive hateful reactions.”

Fouad’s experience was similar to that of another convert, a woman named Esther Mulder who fled Somalia in 1992. Though they had left the homeland, they brought its mores to the Netherlands; when Esther was 14, they told her she was about to be married off. What she wanted had nothing to do with it, so she ran away from home and lived in shelters. Finally, she married a Dutchman and converted to Christianity.

The first time she entered a church, she was frightened: “I constantly looked around thinking: ‘What if one of my family members comes in or someone from Somalia?’”

After she converted, matters got even worse: “After my conversion, the threats started. Especially on Facebook. Most of the time they’re coming from other Somalis. They write to me in Somali, so no one else is able to understand what they’re saying. We once posted a picture of a Somali conference where everyone was standing in front of a cross. People didn’t like it and we received several threats. I was really sorry about that.”

She reestablished contact with her family, but the tension level is high: “When I’m there, my father leaves the house. The last thing he ever said to me, is that I’m no longer his daughter.”

Another convert refused to give the interviewer his name, explaining: “My family lives in Morocco and could get in trouble over this.” He recounted: “My mother taught me to respect everyone and to be kind. That was in stark contrast to what Islam was teaching me. I had to hate and curse Jews and Christians. Muhammed was my big role model, but his life was bad. He killed Jews and married a girl of six. How could he be my role model?”

After he converted, the threats started coming in so quickly that he printed out eight pages full of them and went to the police. The police counseled cowardice: “The police advised me to delete my picture from my website. I prayed about it and the Lord told me to keep the picture, ‘for you belong to me.’ It’s strange isn’t it: I’m not doing anything wrong, why would I need to hide? I live in a free country.”

Why would he need to hide? Because the new, multicultural Netherlands is not quite as free a country as it once was. The threats this man has received are a direct result of mass Muslim migration into Europe. Nor will these converts be able to rest easy anytime soon. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence.

This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”

Qaradawi also once famously said: “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

But it does, and it is growing fast in the Netherlands, and so ex-Muslims must always tread carefully. What else did Europe’s multicultural masters expect?

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Islamic State Spokesman: “What’s Our Crime? We Just Wanted To Apply Sharia”

In a new video, an Islamic State (ISIS) spokesman named Abu Abd al-Azeem, “whose speech,” noted Reuters, “is peppered with Koranic recitations,” complained about the bad rap his cuddly group has gotten. “Why are we bombed by planes,” he asked plaintively, “why do all the nations of the unbelieving world come together to fight us?…What is our guilt? What is our crime? We (just) wanted to apply the sharia of Allah.”

Indeed. And now, in light of that statement, here are some questions that mainstream counterterror analysts should ponder deeply: did the Islamic State actually apply Sharia? ISIS is routinely dismissed as un-Islamic, but what exactly did they do that cannot be backed up by specific citations from the Qur’an and Hadith? And if the Islamic State just wanted to apply Sharia, and Sharia is entirely benign and compatible with Western values, as Western analysts also regularly insist, then why did the whole world regard the Islamic State as a criminal entity that must be destroyed? Why was it not welcomed into the family of nations, alongside other Sharia regimes including Saudi Arabia and Iran?

The cognitive dissonance arises, of course, from the assurances we received from the likes of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, David Cameron, and virtually every other authority in the Western world that the Islamic State was not Islamic, and indeed, had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.

This reached absurd levels during the Obama administration. “ISIL does not operate in the name of any religion,” said Obama’s Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf in August 2014. “The president has been very clear about that, and the more we can underscore that, the better.” Yet Abu Abd al-Azeem’s words above make it abundantly clear, as does every other statement ever issued by ISIS, that the group believes itself to be operating in the name of Islam, and indeed, to embody the fullness of Islamic teaching.  In June 2014, a video circulated of a masked Islamic State commander telling a cheering crowd: “By Allah, we embarked on our Jihad only to support the religion of Allah….Allah willing, we will establish a state ruled by the Quran and the Sunna….All of you honorable Muslims are the soldiers of the Muslim State.” He promised that the Islamic State would establish “the Sharia of Allah, the Quran, and the Sunna” as the crowed repeatedly responded with screams of “Allahu akbar.”

Everything ISIS did in its heyday was clearly Islamic. The celebrated beheadings were implementation of a Qur’anic command. The Qur’an says straightforwardly, “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (47:4).

But surely the Islamic State’s practice of kidnapping Yazidi and Christian women and pressing them into sex slavery was un-Islamic, no? No. The Qur’an says that in addition to wives (“two or three or four”), Muslim men may enjoy the “captives of the right hand” (4:3, 4:24). These are specified as being women who have been seized as the spoils of war” (33:50) and are to be used specifically for sexual purposes, as men are to “guard their private parts except from their wives or those their right hands possess” (23:5-6).

If these women are already married, no problem. Islamic law directs that “when a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.” (Reliance of the Traveller, 09.13)

ISIS knew this. In the October 2014 issue of its Dabiq magazine, it stated: “Enslaving the families of the kuffar [non-believers] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Sharia.” In a November 2014 video of gleeful Islamic State jihadis laughing and bantering at a sex slave auction, one of the fighters declares: “Today is the slave market day. Today is the day where this verse applies, ‘Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess, for (then) they are not to be blamed.” That is Qur’an 23:5-6, which tells Muslim men to “guard your private parts except with your wives and the captives of your right hand.”

On December 15, 2014, the Islamic State released a document entitled “Clarification [regarding] the Hudud” – that is, punishments Allah specifies in the Qur’an. This was essentially the Islamic State’s penal code, and every aspect of it was drawn from Islamic teaching.

It mandated death for blasphemy against Allah or Muhammad. The document specified that murder and stealing would be punished by death and crucifixion – that is, crucifixion of the dead body. Murder alone would be punishable by death. Stealing as part of banditry would be rewarded with the amputation of the right hand and the left leg, and terrorizing people would result in exile.

All this was derived from this Qur’anic verse: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment, except for those who return before you apprehend them. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (5:33-34)

Blasphemy against Islam was likewise punishable by death, also as per the Qur’an:

“If they violate their oaths after pledging to keep their covenants, and attack your religion, you may fight the leaders of paganism – you are no longer bound by your covenant with them – that they may refrain” (Qur’an 9:12)

Adulterers were to be stoned to death; fornicators would be given 100 lashes and exile. Stoning was in the hadith – a hadith in which the caliph Umar said it had once been in the Qur’an:

‘Umar said, “I am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, “We do not find the Verses of the Rajam (stoning to death) in the Holy Book,” and consequently they may go astray by leaving an obligation that Allah has revealed. Lo! I confirm that the penalty of Rajam be inflicted on him who commits illegal sexual intercourse, if he is already married and the crime is proved by witnesses or pregnancy or confession.” Sufyan added, “I have memorized this narration in this way.” ‘Umar added, “Surely Allah’s Apostle carried out the penalty of Rajam, and so did we after him.” (Bukhari 8.86.6829)

Sodomy (homosexuality) was also to be punished by death, as per Muhammad’s reported words: “If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.” (Sunan Abu Dawood 38:4447)

The hand of the thief would be amputated: “The thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Qur’an 5:38)

Those who drank alcohol would be lashed 80 times, also as per a hadith:

“Abu Huraira said, ‘A man who drank wine was brought to the Prophet. The Prophet said, “Beat him!” Abu Huraira added, “So some of us beat him with our hands, and some with their shoes, and some with their garments (by twisting it) like a lash, and then when we finished, someone said to him, ‘May Allah disgrace you!’ On that the Prophet said, ‘Do not say so, for you are helping Satan to overpower him.’” (Bukhari 8.86.6777)

Slanderers would likewise get eighty lashes:

“And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient.” (Qur’an 24:4)

Those caught spying for the unbelievers would be put to death:

“Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allah warns you of Himself, and to Allah is the destination.” (Qur’an 3:28)

Apostates would also be put to death:

“They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

So did the Islamic State just try to implement the Sharia? Yes. Western analysts and policymakers should ponder the implications of that fact. But they won’t.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Yet Another Muslim Rape Gang Is Charged

The BBC reported Monday that “eleven men have been charged with child sex offences in Sheffield.” The names of those charged make it clear that this was yet another Muslim rape gang – one of a seemingly endless stream. No one in Britain will dare to acknowledge it as such, but this dispiritingly recurring featuring of modern life in the United Kingdom is yet another product of the cultural hegemony of the Left.

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

But there is another reason why it keeps happening as well. 1,400 British non-Muslim children were gang-raped and brutalized by Muslims in one city alone, and “several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.”

Why did they fear being thought of as racist? The Muslim rape gangs went unreported, unprosecuted, and in general unstopped because of far-Left organizations including Hope Not Hate, Faith Matters, and Tell Mama, which waged relentless war against anyone and everyone who spoke out about the issue. These are the British equivalents of the Southern Poverty Law Center. They demonized as “Islamophobic,” “hateful” and “bigoted” anyone who said that there were Muslim rape gangs at all, and that they had to be stopped. They led the campaign to ban Pamela Geller and me from entering the country, when one of the events we had discussed going to was a rally against the Muslim rape gangs.

Hope Not Hate has scrubbed the evidence, but it used to be possible to search for “grooming” (as these gangs are usually called “grooming gangs” in the British media) at Hope Not Hate’s site. You would have seen that the vast majority of the articles mentioning this practice were attacking those who were calling attention to it and protesting against it.

Who is responsible for the mass gang-rape of British girls by Muslims? The British Left — in particular, the fascist “anti-hate” crusaders Nick Lowles and Matthew Collins of Hope Not Hate, Fiyaz Mughal of Faith Matters and Tell Mama, and their friends, supporters, and allies.

The lives of at least 1,400 girls are ruined today because of Lowles, Collins, Mughal, and their cohorts. If Britain were even close to being a sane society today, these people would be being subjected to scorching criticism, and there would be a thorough public reevaluation of how much the Left’s alliance with Islamic supremacism and smear campaign against foes of jihad terror has harmed the nation and its people.

But Britain is not a sane society today, and these sinister, cynical, authoritarian Leftists — Lowles, Mughal, and the rest of them — continue to wield their considerable power and influence in British society, working assiduously to crush all dissent. If Britain is ever to recover itself and stave off chaos, civil war and Sharia, Lowles, Collins, Mughal and others like them must be decisively repudiated and removed from all positions of influence, and their organizations exposed for what they are.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Damascus To Become A “Ruinous Heap”?: Syria Threatens To Attack The Golan Heights And Israel Prepares For War

The winds of war are blowing once again, and it isn’t going to take much to spark a major conflict in the Middle East.  This week is the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the civil war in Syria, and after the nightmare that the people of Syria have been through, you would think that the Assad regime would be eager for peace.  But instead, Assad appears to be ready to go for broke.  If Syria can spark a Middle East war that results in the complete destruction of Israel, Assad would be remembered as a hero in the Islamic world forever.  Instead of a legacy of civil war and crushing poverty, Assad’s legacy would be one of wartime leader that brought total victory over Syria’s most hated enemy.  But of course, such a conflict would be a huge risk because if it went badly the city of Damascus would be completely flattened and the nation of Syria as we know it today would be entirely destroyed.  And considering how overwhelmingly powerful the Israeli military is, it would seem to be a very foolish risk to take.  Unfortunately, Assad does not appear to be thinking rationally.  On Thursday, Syria officially threatened “to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights”.  The following comes from the Jerusalem Post

Syria vowed to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights, World Israel News reported on Thursday.

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official warning to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund, in what seemed to be an attempt to prevent official US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.

Of course, Israel is never going to leave the Golan Heights.  We all know how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu feels, and on Monday his main opposition in the upcoming election expressed similar sentiments

Blue and White party politicians Gabi Ashkenazi, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon visited the Golan Heights on Monday and vowed never to give it up.

“We will increase the numbers of residents in the Golan, sending a resounding message to all – we will never relinquish the Golan Heights,” Gantz said.

Let us hope that Syria is bluffing because if Syria attacks the Golan Heights it will start a war.

And it is a war that Syria could not possibly hope to win on their own.  But Assad doesn’t plan to take on Israel by himself.

Over the last several months, Israel has repeatedly attacked Iranian forces inside Syria.  The Iranians have been fighting on Assad’s side in the Syrian civil war, and the Israelis are afraid that when everything is all said and done that the nation of Syria will end up being totally dominated by Iran.  The following comes from Haaretz

For Iran, its domination of Syria is key to achieving its long-standing dream of a “Shiite crescent,” extending through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, to the Mediterranean and of establishing a permanent ground, air and naval presence on Israel’s border. Iran’s ability to do so has been impeded to date only by the small and dwindling U.S. force in eastern Syria and hundreds of Israeli airstrikes that have, so far, successfully thwarted Iran’s efforts.

Although Israel has become a powerful and essentially secure state, capable of demonstrating restraint in the face of the many challenges it faces, this would constitute a dire and unacceptable change in the balance of power, one that Israel cannot tolerate and must prevent – even at the expense of war.

The Iranians have stated that they are no longer going to tolerate Israeli airstrikes, and their military leadership is fully ready to go to war.  If war does erupt between Israel and Syria, it seems very unlikely that Iran would stay out of it.

And without a doubt, Iranian targets would be among the first to get hit in a war between Israel and Syria, and the Netanyahu administration has been very clear that Israel is preparing for a war with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu startled Iranians and even the White House on Wednesday with a strident call for Israeli-Arab action against the government in Tehran that was translated by his office as urging “war with Iran.”

Although Israeli officials tried to soften the reference by altering the English translation, the provocative comment was likely to further the perception that Israel, its Gulf Arab neighbors and the United States are interested in using military action to topple the government of Iran. It comes at a particularly delicate moment, as the Trump administration uses a U.S.-organized summit in Warsaw and this week’s 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution to try to rally the world against the government in Tehran.

Such a war would be incredibly bloody, and the moment that missiles began to fall on Tel Aviv the Israelis would not hesitate to use nukes on Damascus and Tehran.

Let us hope that cooler heads prevail.

Meanwhile, the situation in Venezuela continues to unravel as well.  Sunday was the fourth day for the nationwide blackout, and Nicolas Maduro is blaming the failure of the power grid on a U.S. cyberattack

Socialist President Nicolas Maduro – who is facing a challenge to his rule by the leader of the opposition-led congress, Juan Guaido – has blamed the blackout on an act of “sabotage” by the United States at the Guri hydroelectric dam, but experts say it is the outcome of years of underinvestment.

“The national electrical system has been subject to multiple cyberattacks,” Maduro wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “However, we are making huge efforts to restore stable and definitive supply in the coming hours.”

Hopefully, the U.S. was not behind the cyberattack, because a cyberattack is an act of war.

And since nobody has asked the U.S. Congress for permission to go to war, such an attack would be in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.

In addition, relations with North Korea are rapidly deteriorating as well.  In fact, Kim Jong-Un appears to be preparing to provoke the U.S. by launching a missile

Following President Donald Trump’s stalemate talks with Kim Jong-Un, it appears North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or rocket some time soon.

Earlier this week North Korea sparked outrage after satellite images revealed the nation was ‘rapidly rebuilding’ its Sohae Launch Facility, a long-range missile launch site.

New images reveal activity may have also resumed at a second site near Pyongyang, known as Sanumdong, where intercontinental ballistic missiles and satellite-launching rockets are assembled.

We truly do live at a time of “wars and rumors of wars”, and this could very easily be a year of war for the United States.

Unfortunately, our military is not in very good shape right now.  In fact, in RAND’s recent “simulated World War III scenarios” the U.S. just kept on losing

In simulated World War III scenarios, the U.S. continues to lose against Russia and China, two top war planners warned last week. “In our games, when we fight Russia and China, blue gets its ass handed to it” RAND analyst David Ochmanek said Thursday.

RAND’s wargames show how US Armed Forces – colored blue on wargame maps – experience the most substantial losses in one scenario after another and still can’t thwart Russia or China – which predictably is red – from accomplishing their objectives: annihilating Western forces.

“We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary,” he warned.

Over the past decade, the U.S. military has been dramatically transformed, and not for the better.

But even if our military was in the condition that it should be, we should still not desire war, because in this day and age weapons of mass destruction have made full-blown war between major powers absolutely unthinkable.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

This High Profile Model Exposed Elite Pedophile Ring Found Dead After Tweet Predicting She’d Be Killed

Last year, Natacha Jaitt, a model, socialite, TV presenter, and former contestant on the show Big Brother, came forward claiming she had evidence of a high level pedophile ring involving VIPs, politicians, movie stars, and other celebrities. The allegations led to a barrage of attacks against her—including death threats. And, this month, she was found dead in a nightclub, prompting calls of foul play by her family.

According to the Buenos Aires Times, a local news outlet in Jaitt’s home country of Argentina, Jaitt’s body was found in a bed at the Xanadú party salon in La Ñata, in the Tigre district, north of Buenos Aires City, police confirmed.

Police are currently looking into the circumstances of the 41-year-old mother of two’s death, including interviewing those last seen with her in the hours before she died.

According to local media, Jaitt was found naked in a bed at the night club with cocaine residue in her nostrils along with traces of LSD and liquor in her system.

In 2018, Jaitt had made explosive allegations that dozens of high-profile sports and entertainment personalities were involved in an underage prostitution ring. Indicating she feared for her safety, she once went as far as to warn via Twitter that she could pay the ultimate price for revealing dirty information she had on some of the country’s rich and famous.

After making these allegations of child sex rings, Jaitt made several television appearances and noted that she received death threats and a slew of backlash. This prompted the former model to go on Twitter to let people know that she would never harm herself.

“WARNING: I am not going to commit suicide, I am not going to take too much cocaine and drown in a bath, or shoot myself. So if this happens, it wasn’t me. Save this Tweet,” she wrote in April, 2018 according to a translation from the Times.

Just last month, Jaitt accused film director Pablo Yotich and a friend of his of raping her.

Jaitt’s brother said that his sister did not take drugs as a result of advice from doctors who warned her of serious consequences if she mixed them with medication she was on.

According to police, they have not yet ruled out foul play, but did note that Jaitt’s body showed no signs of violence.

In the video below, Jaitt names pedophiles and describes the networks. It was after this that she began getting death threats and made the tweet above.

At 4:13 – 7:07: Jaitt directly states that Gustavo Vera—the president of Argentina—is a pedophile and runs a trafficking network. And that he uses his organization La Alameda to shut down his competition.

Then, at 8:49 – 9:51: Jaitt recounts how the pope himself saved a pedophile priest and relocated him to a new area where he had access to vulnerable children.

This case is eerily similar to that of Mark Minnie, author of the controversial book ‘The Lost Boys of Bird Island’ who devoted his post-police life to exposing the corruption and horrifying pedophilia he discovered while working as a detective. Minnie and his good friend Chris Steyn, also a former cop turned investigative journalist, worked together on the book to expose a government and business community who took children to Bird Island where they were abused, and some possibly murdered.

Last year, after publishing the book, Minnie was found shot in the head. While officials are calling it an apparent suicide, like Jaitt’s family, Minnie’s family is claiming that he told them he would never kill himself and that people were after him because he was about to expose even more high-level government pedophilia.

The book details the level of their involvement in the pedophile ring, abuse of the children, alleged acts of murder to cover up the crimes, as well as corruption and abuse of high-level state resources by the network’s members.

The book was published on August 5, 2018 and only nine days later, Minnie would be found dead.

Just last year, TFTP reported that during the filming of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest show, Who is America?, as Cohen played an Italian playboy called Gio Monaldo, his uncomfortable antics seemingly revealed an elite pedophile ring.

Cohen recorded an alleged member of this ring admitting that he could procure children as young as 8-years-old for sex and has done so for billionaires. Cohen reportedly brought this information to the FBI who then “decided not to pursue it.”

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project.

Devout Muslim Walks Out Of German Prison With $8,000 After Serving 15 years For His Part In 9/11 Jihad Plot

We are constantly admonished that the 9/11 jihadis and other jihad murderers are just a tiny minority of extremists who have nothing to do with Islam. But if that were true, why was Mounir el-Motassadeq treated like a hero upon his arrival back in Morocco? Clearly, the majority of Muslims in that “moderate” country think that 9/11 was a great thing, a strike for Allah against the “Great Satan.” And why did Germany release him early and give him $8,000?

He was convicted of being an accessory to over 3,000 murders.

If he had been a “right-wing extremist,” would he have been released early?

They would have thrown away the key.

Merkel is bent on destroying Germany.

“New insult for families of 9/11 victims as it’s revealed terrorist who served 15 years for his part in the plot walked out of German prison with $8,000,” Associated Press, February 28, 2019 (thanks to Wendy):

German prosecutors said Thursday that they are investigating how a Moroccan man convicted of helping the Hamburg-based Sept. 11, 2001, suicide pilots was apparently paid some 7,000 euros ($7,960) before he was deported to his homeland last year.

Mounir el Motassadeq, 44, was deported in October, shortly before completing his 15-year sentence for membership in a terrorist organization and being an accessory to murder.

An investigation by Hamburg prosecutors centers on an apparent cash payment shortly before his release and deportation of money that had accumulated in his prison account, used in Germany to hold money earned by inmates by working and funds paid in by relatives, among other things.

The money is generally transferred to inmates on their release, but el Motassadeq was on a list of terror suspects whose assets are frozen and aren’t allowed to receive any funds. German weekly Der Spiegel first reported on the matter.

German courts ruled that el Motassadeq was aware the 9/11 hijackers planned to crash planes, even though he might not have known the specifics of the plot.

They said el Motassadeq had helped ‘watch the attackers’ backs and conceal them’ by doing things such as helping them keep up the appearance of being regular university students paying tuition and rent fees, and transferring money.

He was arrested in Germany two months after 9/11. Investigators discovered he had power of attorney over a bank account owned by Marwan al-Shehhi, the pilot of one of two planes flown into the World Trade Center.

El Motassadeq acknowledged training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan, but insisted he knew nothing of his friends’ plans to attack the U.S.

Prosecutors’ spokeswoman Nana Frombach said they are investigating a suspected violation of Germany’s foreign trade and payments act following a complaint by the country’s central bank, or Bundesbank, which is supposed to approve any exemptions from the ban on payments to people on the terror list.

Frombach said the investigation is currently directed against persons unknown, because investigators need to clear up who ordered the alleged payment.

Described in German courts as the ‘treasurer’ for the 9/11 hijackers, el Motassadeq spent nearly 15 years in prison for his part in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon which killed 2,977 people in September 2001.

El Motassadeq was first arrested in Hamburg in November 2001 – to date, he is one of only two men to be jailed over the 9/11 terror attacks.

Following a legal saga that dragged on for years, he was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization and being an accessory to the murder of the 246 passengers and crew on the four jetliners used in the attacks in the United States in 2001.

El Motassadeq was convicted of being part of the so-called Hamburg cell, which included three of the four September 11 pilots: Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Airstrikes, Tanks Heading To The Border And Planes Shot Down – India And Pakistan Are In A State Of War

War has erupted in Asia.  India is the second largest country in the world by population, and Pakistan is the fifth largest, and they both possess large nuclear arsenals.  If this conflict continues to escalate, things could get really, really bad very quickly.  On Wednesday, military aircraft were shot down by both sides, there was shelling across the border by both armies, and in recent hours videos have been posted of Pakistani tanks and Indian tanks both heading to the border.  Once one army crosses the “Line of Control”, it is going to be very difficult to get the two sides to sit down at the negotiating table.  War is one of the elements of “the perfect storm” that I have been warning you about, and I have a feeling that this is just the beginning of the conflict that we are going to see in 2019.

The Pakistani military was greatly embarrassed by the successful Indian airstrikes on Monday, and on Tuesday military aircraft from both sides were shot down

Earlier today Pakistan and India said they had shot down each other’s warplanes, in a dramatic escalation of the dangerous confrontation between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Pakistan said it downed two Indian jets in its airspace and captured two pilots, later amended to one: whom they then seemingly paraded – blindfolded and bloodied – for the camera.

On Tuesday evening, Islamabad used heavy calibre artillery to shell 12 to 15 places along the Indian side creating panic among the populace on the border where bunkers are being hastily thrown up to ease their fears.

When the Indian pilot that was shot down was discovered by locals in Pakistan, they started beating the living daylights out of him.  The following comes from the Mirror

The brief clip shows the cameraman approach a group of people huddled around the stricken pilot in what appears to be a small creek.

The pilot, whose arms are being held above his head, is struck in the face twice before being kicked in the back of the head, with someone behind him appearing to attempt to knee him.

The Pakistani military was able to rescue the pilot from the locals, and they are now holding him in a detention facility.

In addition to airstrikes, it is being reported that both armies “have been shelling across the LoC (Line of Control)”.  Needless to say, a lot of civilians that live along the border are really freaked out, and on the Indian side of the border a total of 14,000 bunkers are hastily being constructed to give concerned citizens some shelter.

Most westerners don’t really think of India and Pakistan as prominent global military powers, but the truth is that they both have very large standing armies.  And at this point, India is allocating even more money than the UK toward military spending…

India, home to 1.3 billion people, has a conventional army of about 1.4 million soldiers. Pakistan, with a population of over 200 million people, has about 650,000 troops. Both countries have spent billions developing conventional arms. Last year, Pakistan spent about $11 billion or about 3.6 percent of its gross domestic product on defense. India meanwhile allocated about $58 billion, or 2.1 percent of its GDP on defense, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies. India’s ballooning military spending has propelled it to the world’s fifth-biggest defense spender, surpassing the United Kingdom, according to the IISS.

But the big concern is that this crisis could go nuclear.

If India and Pakistan fought a war and it stayed strictly conventional, the rest of the world would probably not be affected too much.

However, it is being reported that India and Pakistan both “possess more than 100 nuclear warheads each”, and if such weapons are actually used the global impact would be “devastating”…

Both India and Pakistan are believed to possess more than 100 nuclear warheads each and have conducted atomic weapon tests. Both countries have test-fired nuclear-capable missiles. Pakistan also has refused to renounce a first-strike option with its atomic bombs should it feel outgunned in a conventional war. It takes less than four minutes for a missile fired from Pakistan to reach India. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warns that “computer models have predicted that the physical impacts of a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan, or even a single strike on a large city, would be devastating and would reverberate throughout the world.”

Approximately one out of every five people on the entire planet lives in either India or Pakistan.

So the death toll in a nuclear conflict between these two nations could result in a death toll that would be unimaginable.

And let us not forget that it looks like the U.S. is about to enter another new war as well.  In an article that I posted yesterday, I discussed the fact that Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev has just accused the United States of shipping troops to Colombia and Puerto Rico in preparation for an invasion of Venezuela.  China has come out very strongly against western military intervention in Venezuela, and the Russians already have special forces there.

If someone makes the wrong move, it could end up sparking World War 3.

We are living in one of the most pivotal times in all of human history, and most people don’t even realize it.

If India backs down, Pakistan will probably be willing to go to the negotiating table.  But if India’s tanks cross the Line of Control, Pakistan may feel forced to resort to using nukes because they can’t match India’s military strength, and then all hell could break loose.

Similarly, if the U.S. backs down and doesn’t arm the opposition in Venezuela, there probably won’t be a bloody war in that nation.  But if the U.S. arms the opposition and decides to invade on top of that, it is going to unleash a series of negative consequences that we will not be able to control.

Critical decisions are being made right now that are going to greatly alter our future, and let us hope that cooler heads prevail.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Model Natacha Jaitt Who Outed International Pedophile Ring & Feared For Her Life Found Dead

A 41-year-old Argentinian model was found dead on Saturday February 23 in a bed at the Xanadú party salon in La Ñata, in the Tigre district, north of Buenos Aires City, according to police.  However, the woman said she accidentally exposed an international pedophile ring in 2018 and was in fear for her life, even going to the extent of claiming, “I will not commit suicide. I won’t be bought off or drown in a bathtub, nor will I shoot myself in the head. So, if that happens, IT WASN’T ME.”

Last year, Natacha Jaitt, a model, socialite, TV personality and mother of two threatened to expose an international pedophile ring that she apparently uncovered.

Here’s the video from 2018 where she discusses the pedophile network.  Though it’s in Spanish, there are English captions.

Less than a year ago, around the time of the interview above, she tweeted out that she would never commit suicide and that if she were found dead, it was not her doing.

“I will not commit suicide. I won’t be bought off or drown in a bath tub, nor will I shoot myself in the head. So, if that happens, IT WASN’T ME. Save this tweet,” she wrote.

Jaitt is said to have died from a cocaine overdose (heart failure/stroke).

Buenos Aires Times reports:

A controversial Argentine media personality was found dead on Saturday night at a private event’s facility in Tigre district, north of Buenos Aires City.

Natacha Jaitt’s body was found in a bed at the Xanadú party salon in La Ñata, in the Tigre district, north of Buenos Aires City, police confirmed.

Investigators are currently looking into the circumstances of the 41-year-old’s death, including running checks on the five people who had been with her in the hours prior. An autopsy was underway at the San Fernando morgue.

Jaitt, a well-known media personality, previously worked as a model, actress, escort, and TV and radio presenter.

The report went on to state that though she had been a former drug user, those who were closest to her insisted that she was no longer a user.

Sputnik News adds:

The tweet [above] followed allegations by Jaitt that dozens of high-profile Argentinians, including members of local football clubs such as Independiente and River, were involved in a VIP pedophile ring. She also claimed to have evidence that local celebrities, politicians, religious figures, actors, and television producers were involved in child abuse, trafficking and child prostitution. Jaitt’s remarks on these issues led to a barrage of attacks against her in the final months of her life, including death threats. Local media dismissed her allegations as “unfounded.”

Last month, Jaitt accused film director Pablo Yotich and a friend of his of raping her.

Jaitt’s brother and her lawyer believe Natacha may have been murdered, with the brother claiming that despite an earlier drug problem, she could not have consumed cocaine on the night of her death, since she knew that the drug could react dangerously to medications she was taking.

Police have not ruled out foul play, but said that Jaitt’s body “showed no signs of violence.”

Interestingly enough, Luis Antonio Ventura posted pixelated pictures of the model’s dead naked body on Twitter and wrote: “Investigate.”

However, within minutes of posting the pictures, he deleted them.

In one of the photos, someone can clearly be seen in the reflection of the sliding glass doors. Who is this person?

However, at least one outlet claimed that Pope Francis was even mentioned by Jaitt.

Diario Registrado (translation) reported:

In the program La Noche de Mirtha (Channel 13), the media Natacha Jaitt named journalists, producers, politicians and even involved the very Pope Francis as accomplices of a large network of pedophilia.

At the beginning, Jaitt spoke specifically of the deputy Gustavo Vera and with the journalist Mercedes Ninci in between, he shot: “Mercedes, you are a close friend of Vera, did you know that he is a pedophile and that he runs brothels?”

The accusation without evidence of the media – and with certain strong exchanges with Ninci – also led her to involve the Pope himself.

“(Julio) Grassi practiced pedophilia and Bergoglio moved to a place of children without resources to save him,” he said.

After these accusations, he referred to the public relations officer Leonardo Cohen Arazi – detained a few days ago – and also involved several accomplices. “Cohen Arazi asked for sex in exchange for work, his partner is Francisco Delgado from Big Brother, Brian (Lanzelotta) took the boys from the village to the referee (Martín Bustos) and to him,” he accused.

He added: “A network was being put in. Combat participants entered not by casting but by having sex with Cohen Arazi.”

At the same time, he added the producer of Liliana Parodi and the journalist Juan Cruz Sanz among the accomplices of the public relations specialist. “Sanz is a friend of Cohen Arazi,” he said.

In this sense, Natacha also involved several journalists such as Carlos Pagni and Oscar González Oro. As well as the humorist Enrique Pinti.

Another journalist appointed by Jaitt was Alejandro Fantino. “The driver of Animales Sueltos was also a client of Leo Cohen Arazi,” he said. At that moment and when he had also mentioned Ernesto Tenenbaum, he was interrupted by the conductor Mirtha Legrand, complaining about the attitudes of the media against Ninci.

Her brother and attorney are alleging this was a murder, not a suicide and not an accidental overdoes.

While investigators are not ruling out foul play and claiming it looks like a suicide or accidental overdose, is it really so far fetched that she would be in fear for her life, having two small children, and openly declare she wouldn’t do this and then kill herself?  I think not.

Earlier this month, Sabrina Bittencourt was found dead in her home in Barcelona just days after exposing President Bill Clinton’s “faith healer” as a child rapist and claiming he ran a “sex slave farm.”

Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media

UPS Suspends Deliveries In Heavily Muslim “No-Go Zone – Cites Attacks On Drivers

This is happening in heavily Muslim Malmö. But of course, only racist, bigoted “Islamophobes” believe that “no-go zones” exist.

Right?

Right?

“Risk of crime stops package delivery,” translated from “Risk för brott stoppar paketleverans,” Aftonbladet, February 28, 2019 (thanks to the Geller Report):

The transport company UPS no longer runs packages in Rosengård in Malmö, for security reasons. Postnord does not deliver packages to another area in Malmö, Seved.

– We must think of our staff in the first place, says Mathias Krümmel at Postnord.

A person in Malmö who ordered the delivery home to the door received notice from the distribution company UPS that the company no longer delivers to private addresses in the district of Rosengård because of the risk of being exposed to robbery or other crimes, reports Sydsvenskan.

An employee at the company’s customer service tells the newspaper that the home run in Rosengård was stopped two months ago, when drivers were attacked. Even in some areas in Stockholm, UPS has stopped the delivery of parcels.

“The stop will not be forever, but we wait until it feels safe for our drivers,” the employee told the newspaper….

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Russian Public Doesn’t View Trump Favorably At All – Russian State Television Advances Nuking Pentagon

U.S. relations with Russia are the worst that they have been since the Cuban missile crisis, and major Russian media outlets are constantly chattering about the possibility of a nuclear war with the United States.  Meanwhile, the left in this country has relentlessly pushed an extremely bizarre fictional narrative in which Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are best buddies.  In fact, just the other day former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe said that it was possible that President Trump is a Russian asset.  You would have to be either a lunatic or a total idiot to believe such a conspiracy theory because there is absolutely no evidence to back it up.  McCabe does not appear to be insane, and so that means that he is probably just completely and utterly incompetent, and it is absolutely frightening that such a man was allowed to run one of our most important law enforcement agencies.

It is true that most Russians preferred Donald Trump in 2016 because there was a widespread belief in Russia that Hillary Clinton was likely to start World War 3.

And if you put up just about any option against “World War 3”, the other option is likely to be more popular every single time.

When Trump entered the White House, the Russian people were hopeful that relations between our two nations would move in a positive direction, but now that hope has just about completely evaporated.  Just check out these numbers

The percentage of Russians who are confident President Trump will “do the right thing regarding world affairs” plummeted over the last year from 53% to 19%, according to Pew’s annual Global Attitudes survey.

In addition, the percentage of Russians that view the U.S. favorably overall has fallen precipitously as well

Trump’s campaign push for warmer ties with Moscow clearly broke through, with 41% of Russians viewing the U.S. favorably in the months after he took office — up from 15% at the end of Barack Obama’s tenure. That number has now fallen to 26%.

In recent years, the mainstream media and both political parties have endlessly demonized the Russians.  Needless to say, this has not gone unnoticed in Russia.  In addition, the economic sanctions that we have slapped on the Russians have been very painful for their economy, and the U.S. role in overthrowing the government in Ukraine five years ago will never be forgotten over there.

The Russian people are constantly mindful of this “new Cold War” with the west, and one recent survey found that 80 percent of all Russians consider NATO to be “a threat” to their nation.

Meanwhile, the way that the American people view Russia is changing as well.  Just check out these survey results

The NBC News|SurveyMonkey online poll found that only 23% see Russia as friendly and only 5% say the nation is “an ally to our country.” More than two-thirds polled said Russia was either unfriendly (43%) or a U.S. enemy (25%).

It would have been nice for there to be positive relations between our two countries, but it looks like that isn’t going to happen.

Here in the United States, the mainstream media and the radical left continually blame Russia for Trump’s victory in 2016.  And in Russia, there is constant talk of a potential war with the United States on state television.  In fact, just the other day they showed a list of targets that Russia would likely strike in the event of a nuclear war…

Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.

The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland.

And just a few days earlier, Vladimir Putin told that press that we could soon be facing a new Cuban missile crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near U.S. territorial waters.

If you follow my work on a regular basis, then you know that I am deeply concerned about a potential future conflict with Russia.  Most Americans assume that we have an overwhelmingly powerful strategic nuclear arsenal and that Russia would never dare try anything because they would be nuked into oblivion.

And at one time that was true.

But since the height of the first Cold War, the size of our strategic nuclear arsenal has declined by approximately 95 percent, and we are still using hopelessly outdated technology from the 1960s and 1970s.

Meanwhile, the Russians have been developing cutting edge new weapons systems in anticipation of a coming conflict with the United States, and Putin boasted about some of these new weapons a few days ago

Putin detailed his warning for the first time, saying Russia could deploy hypersonic missiles on ships and submarines which could lurk outside U.S. territorial waters if Washington now moved to deploy intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe.

“(We’re talking about) naval delivery vehicles: submarines or surface ships. And we can put them, given the speed and range (of our missiles)… in neutral waters. Plus they are not stationary, they move and they will have to find them,” Putin said, according to a Kremlin transcript.

“You work it out: Mach nine (the speed of the missiles) and over 1,000 km (their range).”

Russian “black hole submarines” are so incredibly quiet that our military can’t effectively track them.  Someday an entire fleet of them could sneak up to our coastlines and launch a devastating first strike which would begin taking out strategic targets inside the U.S. in less than five minutes.

And since Russia has the most advanced anti-missile systems in the entire world, they could probably easily handle any outdated missiles that we managed to shoot back at them.

The truth is that the Russians now have the strategic advantage, and most Americans have no idea that things have shifted so dramatically.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many of us that are sounding the alarm about this, and so very little is being done to tip the scales back in our favor.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Intel: Multiple Reports Allege Weapons & Ammunition Being Moved Into Position for War With Venezuela

It looks like the war in Venezuela could begin as soon as next month, and it doesn’t appear that there will initially be much opposition to the conflict in the United States.  There is widespread bipartisan support for “regime change” in Venezuela among both Democrats and Republicans, and the mainstream media is clearly willing to go along for the ride.  Donald Trump is now surrounded by extremely hawkish advisers that are very eager to do something about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and if Trump decides to pull the trigger it is likely that the vast majority of his supporters will fully back the decision.  And at this point most of the other major western nations are also calling for Maduro to go, but Maduro insists that he isn’t going anywhere.  So a peaceful solution to this crisis appears to be out of the question, and that means that war is almost certainly coming.

This weekend was the first step.  If western aid could be forced across the border, it would show that Maduro was losing control of the country.  But if Maduro was able to block the aid that was coming across, that would make him look like a leader that doesn’t care about his people to those in the western world, and sympathetic media reports would help drum up support for war.  Of course by now most of us have seen images of the violence that happened along the border over the weekend, and a lot of blood was needlessly shed.  The following comes from Vox

Starting Friday, violent clashes erupted at several points along Venezuela’s border with Colombia as armed government forces tried to block shipments of aid from entering the country. By the end of Saturday, at least four people had reportedly been killed along that line and along the Latin American country’s border with Brazil; hundreds more were injured. Maduro has insisted that the humanitarian supplies are unnecessary and spent the weekend continuing to celebrate his ongoing rule with his supporters — even as the United States and other international leaders amped up calls for him to step down.

CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are going to endlessly run footage of the violent clashes over the weekend, and this will build support for whatever action is ultimately taken.

During the Bush years, direct military action was the preferred model, and we saw this in Afghanistan and Iraq.  During the Obama years, arming the “resistance” and starting civil wars was the preferred model, and we saw this in Syria and Ukraine.

So what will Trump ultimately decide to do?

Well, the Russians appear to believe that in this case the Obama model will be followed, and they are accusing the United States of making preparations to arm the opposition in Venezuela.  According to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, the U.S. has already transported special forces personnel and military equipment “closer to Venezuelan territory”

Zakharova alleged that the US had moved special forces and military equipment ‘closer to Venezuelan territory’ and was considering large-scale weapons purchases to arm the opposition.

Noting that it had been five years since the Ukrainian revolution that ousted a Russian-backed leader – which Moscow has accused the US of orchestrating – Zakharova said Washington was preparing for more regime change in Venezuela.

‘It seems that in Washington there is nothing to mark the fifth anniversary of the coup d’etat in Ukraine, so they decided to hold a new coup d’etat,’ she said.

She also told the press that the U.S. is planning to transfer “a large batch of weapons and ammunition” from an Eastern European nation to those that are ready to fight against Maduro’s government in Venezuela…

“We have evidence that US companies and their NATO allies are working on the issue of acquiring a large batch of weapons and ammunition in an Eastern European country for their subsequent transfer to Venezuelan opposition forces”, she said during the briefing.

If these allegations are true, the United States is about to turn Venezuela into a horrific war zone.

And Zakharova went on to say that “the cargo” is scheduled to arrive in Venezuela “in early March”

“The cargo is set to arrive in Venezuela in early March through a neighboring country on aircraft flown by an international shipping company,” she said.

Could it be possible that everything that the Russians are saying is untrue?

Sure.

But when they publicly call us out on something like this, they usually have their ducks in a row.  And if these allegations are true and the Russians were able to acquire this information somehow, this represents a stunning security failure for the U.S. military.

Of course, a civil war is quite unlikely to be successful in overthrowing Maduro, and it is still possible that President Trump may opt for direct action by the U.S. military.

In fact, it appears that Venezuela’s self-declared “acting president” Juan Guaido could be on the verge of formally asking the U.S. military for help in “the liberation of our homeland”

The threat comes just Guaido announced he would attend a summit of the Lima Group – a meeting of 12 American states which have recognized him as “legitimate” leader of Venezuela.

Crucially, Guaido is to meet with US Vice President Mike Pence at the summit where he will “propose formally to the international community that we should keep open all options for the liberation of our homeland, which is fighting and will continue to fight,” according to a tweeted statement Saturday evening.

If Guaido does officially request U.S. military intervention, it will only be because the U.S. has already assured him that he will get it.

In recent days, President Trump has repeatedly stated that all options are “open” when it comes to Venezuela, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the same thing during an interview with Fox News on Sunday

It appears this weekend’s provocations and border showdown over US aid entering Venezuela were just the beginning. US State Secretary Mike Pompeo discussed the prospect of military action against Caracas on Fox News Sunday, saying the Maduro regime’s days are “numbered” and that “every option” is on the tabletoward making that happen.

Pompeo said the US is “going to do the things that need to be done” and this will not stop until “makes sure” that “there is a brighter future for the people of Venezuela,” which includes continued support for self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido.

There are a few voices on the right and a few voices on the left that are speaking out against war in Venezuela, but right now the overwhelming consensus in Washington is that regime change is necessary.

Needless to say, whenever there is an overwhelming consensus on something in Washington, it is usually a really, really bad idea.

My regular readers already know that I believe that the U.S. should not be “the police of the world”, and that if we are going to ask young American men and women to die it should be for a very, very good reason.

Replacing one socialist leader in Venezuela with a slightly less socialist leader does not qualify.

But the winds of war are now blowing all over the globe, and this is something that I detailed in my recent article entitled “‘Wars And Rumors Of Wars’: The U.S., Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, India And Pakistan All Move Closer To Military Conflict”.

Steve Quayle has noticed all of the war talk as well, and in his most recent alert he called these “very dangerous times”

MANY DIFFERENT AREA’S IN THE WORLD SEEM TO HAVE BEEN KICKED INTO WAR MODE, AT THE FLIP OF THE GLOBALIST SWITCH-KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ESCALATION BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND INDIA, AS WELL AS RUSSIA VERSUS THE UKRAINE. BACKROOM TALK OF CUBA BEING PUT ON WAR FOOTING ALSO. PRESIDENT PUTINS ANGER, IS OFF THE CHARTS AND THE WEST IS ABOUT TO INITIATE A SERIE OF EVENTS THAT WILL ESCALATE RAPIDLY-USE TOMORROW TO TOP OFF PREPS JUST IN CASE! RUN THROUGH YOUR LISTS TONIGHT -GOOD TIME TO RUN THROUGH YOUR CHECKLIST-AND CHRISTIANS PRAY AND INTERCEDE WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART-VERY DANGEROUS TIMES

I have written this article with a very heavy heart.  I have a really bad feeling about what is going to happen, and I wish that I could do something to stop it.

Peace is being taken from the Earth, and what is coming next is going to shock all of us.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

UK’s Muslim “Advisor On Countering Extremism”: ISIS Bride Must Be Let Back In Or More Muslims Will Turn to Jihad

Sara Khan’s premise is that Muslims only turn to jihad because Infidels are unkind to them. If we turn in kindness to Muslims, all will be well. So, if this unrepentant jihadi bride is let back into Britain, and raises more jihadis, all will be well, but if she is barred from the country, more Muslims in Britain will turn to jihad.

Ultimately, resistance to jihad angers Muslims and thus creates more jihadis, so what Sara Khan is really counseling here is that Britain should simply surrender and adopt Sharia, and then all will be well.

“Stripping jihadi bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship could spark extremist backlash against UK, warns Home Office advisor,” by Martin Robinson, Mailonline,
February 22, 2019:

Radical Islamists could exploit the decision to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship, the Government’s chief adviser on countering extremism has warned.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid made the move after the teenager, who fled London aged 15 to join the so-called Islamic State caliphate in Syria, said she wanted to return to the UK with her newborn son.

Independent adviser Sara Khan has cautioned that the Government must acknowledge the anxiety caused by the decision, with extremists being eager to ‘exploit alienation and grievance’.

‘While it is for courts to test the legality of decisions such as deprivation of citizenship, we have to also ask how measures such as this impact wider work on countering extremism,’ she said.

‘The Government has to recognise the unease felt by a wide range of people about decisions of this kind, not least those from minority communities with dual nationality.

‘It has to build trust in its approach, because Islamist extremists will exploit alienation and grievance to turn people against their country.’

The family of jihadi bride Shamima Begum have written to the Home Secretary challenging his decision to revoke her British citizenship.

Sajid Javid blocked the 19-year-old’s return earlier this week, saying she poses a risk to the country’s security.

But in a letter to Mr Javid, her family have said they ‘cannot simply abandon her’ and that her status is ‘a matter for our British courts’….

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Egypt Bans New York Times Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Hack, David Kirkpatrick

The best summary of the situation here may be that the lead coverage on Egypt’s ban of David Kirkpatrick is Al Jazeera, the Qatari terrorist propaganda network that is interlinked with promoting the Muslim Brotherhood.

The New York Times hack has many low points in his career. But a particular low point came when he tried to perpetuate the “Benghazi was just a YouTube protest hoax” right when it was coming apart.

This is an embarrassing moment in Kirkpatrick’s career of shamelessly shilling for Jihadists that he would rather forget.

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said that key conclusions of a recent New York Times investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack are wrong.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) rejected the Times’s conclusion that al Qaeda wasn’t responsible for the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. She also took issue with the notion that the Libya strike was sparked by a U.S.-made anti-Islam video online.

“I believe that groups loosely associated with al Qaeda were” involved in the attack, she told The Hill last week. “That’s my understanding.”

She also disputed the notion that the Sept. 11, 2012, assault evolved from a protest against the video, which was widely disseminated by Islamic clerics shortly before the attack.

“It doesn’t jibe with me,” she said.

Benghazi family members also blasted Kirkpatrick.

On Sunday, December 29, 2013, the New York Times published a story concerning the Benghazi attacks that directly contradicts the sworn testimony of witnesses who appeared before various committees. Besides the obvious New York Times editorial and political objectives of inoculating Hillary Clinton and her 2016 presidential campaign from further criticism of her failures as Secretary of State, the story contradicts objective truth and established facts in a way that confuses the public

Even other media outlets took David Kirkpatrick to the woodshed.

But if you really want to see why Egypt voted “pass” on a David Kirkpatrick visit, consider his recent cheerleading for the murderous Muslim Brotherhood organization.

“The United States’ aversion to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is more apparent in the current Trump administration, is the root of a predicament across the entire Arab world. The eradication of the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing less than an abolition of democracy and has guaranteed that Arabs will continue living under authoritarian and corrupt regimes.”

There are efforts here in Washington, encouraged by some Arab states that do not support freedom and democracy, to persuade Congress to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. If they succeed, the designation will weaken the fragile steps towards democracy and political reform that have already been curbed in the Arab world… the emergence of Islamic democracy, such as the Ennahda movement in Tunisia, and the maturing of democratic transformation in the other countries.

The leaders of both Islamist groups had called for the mass murder of Jews. Not something the media has a problem with.

Egypt kicking David Kirkpatrick to the curb results in media outrage. The media endorsing Jihadists who call for another Holocaust is fine with the media.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Austria: Court Annuls Government Plan To Shut Down Six Mosques Preaching “Political Islam”

What could possibly go wrong?

“Austrian court axes decision to shut down mosques,” by Askin Kiyagan, Muslim News, February 16, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

VIENNA (AA): A court in Austria annulled a government plan to shut down six mosques belonging to the Arab community, a Muslim body said late on Thursday.

In a statement, Umit Vural, head of the Islamic Religious Community of Austria (IGGO), said that the Vienna court annulled the government’s decision to close six mosques.

He added that courts have an important role to play in a period when populism is dominant.

Yes, to annul the will of the people and enforce the wishes of the political and media elites.

Last year, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s far-right government in Austria decided to shut seven mosques and expel tens of imams.

During a news conference, Kurz said the move came as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”.

Kurz said that the investigation by the Ministry of Culture and Interior had found out the activities of seven mosques — one of them belonging to the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations (ATIB) — unlawful.

Shutting down of mosques belonging to the Arab Religious Community last year was ruled illegal by the Vienna Administrative Court.

Religious Affairs Minister Gernot Bluemel of the conservative People’s Party (OeVP) said he did not understand the court verdict.

“We will use all options to curb political Islam, its aberrations and radical tendencies in our society,” he told Austrian press agency APA….

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Socialized Healthcare Debacle: Record Long Hospital Waiting Times

NHS (National Health Services) leaders, those in charge of the United Kingdom’s socialized healthcare, have said that hospital wait times have reached record lengths. Waiting times at A&E departments in England last month were at their worst levels since records began, despite pressures from flu and bad weather so far this winter being significantly lower than in 2018.

The figures should be a wake-up call to the government and the socialists in the United States.  Socialized medicine is designed to fail. No amount of additional government will fix it either.  The UK insists that it’s chronic underfunding in social care and a mounting staffing crisis is creating dangerous pressures in hospitals.  Yet spending on health care in the United Kingdom has more than doubled in the past 18 years, after adjusting for inflation. All of that is a problem because of government intervention, and the poor news will only continue to get worse, according to the UK news source, The Independent.

People Are ‘Dying In Hospital Corridors’ Under Britain’s Socialized Healthcare System

The United Kingdom’s horror stories should dissuade Americans from accepting any form of single-payer.  National Health Service, which celebrated its 70th anniversary on July 5, is imploding rapidly, according to Forbes.

The NHS has struggled to fully staff its hospitals and clinics since its inception in 1948. But today, the shortages are growing worse. 9% of physician posts are vacant making that a disastrous and deadly shortfall of nearly 11,500 doctors.  The NHS is also short 42,000 nurses. In the second quarter alone, nurse vacancies increased by 17%. Meanwhile, in the United States, nearly all states will have a surplus of nurses by 2030. Doctors and nurses simply don’t want to work for the state, which makes their lives far too difficult and their job far too intense for the money.

And it really isn’t that surprising that people don’t want to work as nurses in Great Britain; it’s a stressful job, with long hours and terrible working conditions – all implemented by the authoritarian government control. Some NHS nurses are taking positions at supermarkets because stacking shelves comes with better hours, benefits, and pay, according to a report in the London Economic. Imagine that; a private job is much superior to a government job.

The shortage of providers is what’s causing long wait times. In May of 2018, 4.3 million people in the United Kingdom were on waiting lists for surgery, a 10-year high. And these wait times are killing people. An analysis that covered just half of England’s hospitals found that almost 30,000 patients died in the past year while waiting for treatment. And according to Forbes, it’s only going to get worse. In some cases, the NHS has refused to provide treatment at all. In June of 2018, NHS England said that it would discontinue coverage of 17 procedures, including tonsillectomies and knee arthroscopies for osteoarthritis patients.

If that isn’t bad enough, once a person does actually get treatment, it’s incredibly poor by even a socialist’s standards. Patients in British hospitals are four times more likely to die than in U.S. hospitals, according to an analysis of outcomes from 2,000 similar surgeries conducted by researchers from University College London and Columbia University in New York. Among the more severely ill patients, the disparity was worse; the sickest Brits were seven times more likely to die.

“Medicare for All’s proponents say single-payer delivers high-quality, free care to all. Britons idling on wait lists, unable to secure the care they need, would surely beg to differ.” –Sally Pipes, Forbes contributor

Article posted with permission from Mac Slavo

Pope Encourages World Government Summit To Enthusiastically Embrace Sustainable Development

Just days after the Pope signed the most important interfaith document in history, he had the opportunity to address global political leaders by video at the World Government Summit in Dubai.  During his remarks, he once again stressed the need for global unity, and he encouraged those attending to embrace “sustainable development”, but he also stressed that sustainable development will never succeed without “solidarity”.  Of course, most Americans don’t even know that a “World Government Summit” even exists because the mainstream media in the U.S. doesn’t really talk about it, but it is actually a very big deal.  And obviously, the Pope feels very strongly about what they are trying to do, because he took time out of his very busy schedule to record a video message for them

World leaders are currently meeting at the World Government Summit, taking place in Dubai from 10-12 February. In his video message, Pope Francis greets those participating in the Summit, and recalls his own visit to the United Arab Emirates earlier this month. “I encountered a modern country which is looking to the future without forgetting its roots”, he said. “I also saw how even in the desert the flowers spring up and grow. I returned home with the hope that many deserts in the world can bloom like this.”

The World Government Summit is an annual event, and it attracts leaders from all over the globe that are interested in a more integrated planet.  Here is a little blurb about the summit that comes from Wikipedia

The World Government Summit is an annual event held in DubaiUAE.[1] It brings together leaders in government for a global dialogue about governmental process and policies with a focus on the issues of futurism, technology and innovation, as well as other topics. The summit acts as a knowledge exchange hub between government officials, thought leaderspolicy makers and private sector leaders, and as an analysis platform for the future trends, issues and opportunities facing humanity.[2] The summit hosts over 90 speakers from 150 participating countries[3] along with over 4000 attendees.

In general, the Pope’s remarks were quite similar to what we have heard before, but I thought that two buzzwords that he used were quite noteworthy

The Holy Father emphasized that “we cannot really speak of sustainable development without solidarity”. He concluded his message with by thanking those taking part, and with the prayer that the Lord might bless their commitment “for a more just and prosperous world for everyone”.

The phrase “sustainable development” has become a shorthand way of referring to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  It is a 17 point plan, and if you read the entire thing you quickly realize that it encompasses just about every realm of human activity that you can possibly imagine.

It is not just a plan to fight climate change.  It is actually a comprehensive blueprint for global governance, and it envisions a much larger role for global institutions such as the UN in the years ahead.

But in the context of speaking about “sustainable development”, the Pope once again used the term “solidarity”.  This is a word that he has been using a lot lately, and when he uses it he is referring to the need for global unity.  More specifically, he almost always uses this buzzword when speaking of the need for global religious unity.

Last Monday, the Pope and the highest imam in Sunni Islam signed a covenant which boldly declares that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, and that it is God’s will that all of the various major religions in the world co-exist peacefully.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “The Pope And Islam’s Most Important Imam Just Signed A Covenant That Pushes Us Much Closer To A One World Religion”.

In the aftermath of the signing of that document, the Pope once again stressed the need for more global unity

Referencing the biblical story of Noah, the Pope suggested that, in order to safeguard peace, we too “need to enter together as one family into an ark which can sail the stormy seas of the world”. This means acknowledging, “God is at the origin of the one human family”. “No violence can be justified in the name of religion”, he said.

“Religious behavior”, said Pope Francis, “needs continually to be purified from the recurrent temptation to judge others as enemies and adversaries”. The “perspective of heaven”, he said, “embraces persons without privilege or discrimination”.

But all of this comes at a time of great controversy for Catholicism.

This week, the Vatican sought to clarify what Pope Francis meant when he stated that some nuns in France had been subjected to “sexual slavery”

The Vatican on Wednesday clarified comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called “sexual slavery” within a French congregation of nuns, saying he was referring to an abuse of power that was reflected in instances of sexual abuse.

Francis cited the case when responding to a question about the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy during a press conference Tuesday returning home from the United Arab Emirates. It was the pope’s first-ever public acknowledgment of the problem of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns. He stressed that the Vatican had been confronting the issue for some time and vowed to do more.

We live at a time when everything is being shaken, and our religious institutions are certainly not exempt.

Without a doubt, this Pope is going to continue to push for global religious unity, and that has enormous implications.

Our world is becoming a smaller place with each passing day, and many are deeply concerned about what this trend toward “global oneness” will ultimately bring.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Canada: Former ISIS Sex Slaves Threatened With Phone Calls & Texts From Their Devout Muslim Rapists

Muslims, according to their scripture (the scripture leftwing elites demand that we respect) are entitled to take sex slaves, and that may be why these men are tormenting these women, who have already suffered so much: they think they’re still entitled to use them.

Sex slavery is sanctioned under Islam.

At the risk of repeating myself for the umpteenth time, sex slavery and rape of the infidel is sanctioned and rewarded under Islam.

Muslim clerics all over the world confirm the right to have sex slaves.

It is in the Qur’an — the word of Allah. Politicians and courts of law keep turning a blind eye, law enforcement keeps ignoring it, so this pox on our communities will continue to get worse.

No doubt, there are many who believe that such statements are false and “islamophobic.”

But they’re 100% true.

“Former ISIS sex slaves sheltered in Canada threatened with phone calls, texts,” by Avery Haines, CTV, February 4, 2019:

WARNING: This story contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some readers.

Former ISIS sex slaves, who were given sanctuary in Canada, are again living in fear after being bombarded by voicemails and texts threatening rape and murder.

Five women and one 14-year-old girl have filed reports with York Regional Police. The victims are all Yazidis who survived an ISIS-led genocide in Iraq in 2014.

They have handed over to police recordings of the phone calls and screen grabs of the texts, which reference the Islamic State and include pictures of beheadings and armed Jihadis.

W5 has listened to the phone calls. In one, a man laughs as he says in Arabic: “I am the man who f****d you. I am your rapist.” A second caller denounces Yazidis as devil worshippers. And a third caller makes a graphic reference to rape.

The callers appear to have Iraqi, North African and Gulf state accents. York Regional Police have assembled a team to try to track where the calls are originating….

One of the phone calls came from a 1-800 number and another from an Alberta telephone exchange. Police say with “spoofing” apps, the calls could have been placed from anywhere in the world.

Gathering at a home in Richmond Hill, Ont., the women who survived so much trauma back in their homeland are once again in the grips of terror. Adiba, who was bought and sold six different times by ISIS fighters in 2014, says: “We came here for safety, but after these threats I don’t feel safe. We want to live without threats and fear.” Another, Milkeya, says : “I am scared. My son is four years old, he is scared.” Fearful that ISIS will come back and get them….

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

Judge Calls on Muslims to Disavow Violent Qur’an Verses

Australian Justice Desmond Fagan, while jailing two jihad terrorists last week, exhorted Muslims to work for genuine reform:

The incitements to violence which terrorists quote from the Koran cannot just be ignored by the many believers who desire harmonious coexistence. Those verses are not ignored by terrorists.

Indeed. But apparently, Muslim leaders in Australia want you to ignore them. Responding to Fagan’s call, Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamed — the Grand Mufti of Australia — claimed that “only two Koran verses talk about preemptive fighting.”

Unfortunately, the reporter or reporters present apparently didn’t have the wit, interest, or journalistic standards to ask him which ones those were. There are many, many more than two verses that call upon Muslims to fight unbelievers, whether preemptively or not. Here are some of them below. Note that Qur’an 8:39 calls on Muslims to wage perpetual war against non-Muslims until they become Muslim or, as per Qur’an 9:29, submit to Islamic hegemony.

— “And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out; persecution is worse than slaughter. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, kill them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is all-forgiving, all-compassionate. Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.” (Qur’an 2:191-193)

— “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” (Qur’an 3:151)

— “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore do not take friends from among them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, seize them and kill them wherever you find them; do not take for yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

— “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth to do corruption there: they shall be killed, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall be struck off on opposite sides; or they shall be exiled from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.” (Qur’an 5:33)

— “When your Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers; so strike the necks, and strike every finger of them!” (Qur’an 8:12)

— “Fight them, till there is no persecution and religion is all for Allah; then if they give over, surely Allah sees the things they do.” (Qur’an 8:39)

— “Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; Allah knows them. And whatever you spend in the way of Allah shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.” (Qur’an 8:60)

— “Then, when the sacred months are over, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.” (Qur’an 9:5)

— “Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not practice the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book — until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29)

— “Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Qur’an; and who fulfills his covenant truer than Allah? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.” (Qur’an 9:111)

— “O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the godfearing.” (Qur’an 9:123)

— “So do not weaken and call for peace while you are superior; and Allah is with you and will never deprive you of your deeds.” (Qur’an 47:35)

— “When you meet the unbelievers, strike their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads.” (Qur’an 47:4)

But not to worry. Non-Muslim English speakers are taking these verses out of context, you see.

Silma Ihram, president of the Australian Muslim Women’s Association, “said that when the Koran is translated from Arabic to English, ‘meaning and context is lost’”:

The English translation does not convey the depths of meaning that the Koran actually holds for those relevant verses. There are very few verses in the Koran that can be twisted for violent purposes, there are a lot more in other scriptures. That is why we are working as much as we can to educate Muslims on interpreting the Koran.

If there are “a lot more” verses in other scriptures “that can be twisted for violent purposes” than there are in the Qur’an, why have there been 34,516 violent jihad attacks worldwide since 9/11 — each one committed by devout Muslims who often cited the Qur’an to explain and justify their actions — while there have been zero terror attacks by Jews or Christians who cited the Bible to explain their actions?

If Ihram had been asked that question, she would doubtless have answered that it was because of Israeli “occupation” and the depredations of American foreign policy. But The History of Jihad shows that Islamic jihad is a lot older than America and Israel, and is a constant of Islamic history everywhere Muslims have gone.

Also, if the Arabic Qur’an is benign where the English translation is incendiary, why do Arabic-speaking Muslims engage in jihad activity? Why is Saudi Arabia, where Arabic is spoken, a leading sponsor of jihad terror? Why can’t translators of the Qur’an into English figure out a way to render its true, harmless meaning?

I’ve written all of this over and over again in response to the claims of so many deceivers. It has been over 17 years since 9/11. Islamic jihad groups are active all over the world. Yet the West remains so resolutely blinkered, so unwilling to see that there even is a problem. So these deceivers keep deceiving again and again, and no one challenges them.

Probably on the last day of its operation, as Western countries are engulfed in civil wars between non-Muslims who don’t wish to live under Sharia and Muslims who believe they have a responsibility before Allah to make sure that they do, establishment media outlets will still be publishing stories about how the Qur’an is misunderstood on a massive scale. And on how Islam is really, deep down, a religion of peace.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer