9-11 The Infamy Wears Off

It is that important national day of 9-11, once again, with all that it entangles. I find myself still in a constant state of mourning for all the families and great loss of that day, 18 years ago today — feeling more like it’s been 18 months. The kind of loss so big that it always leaves a lump in my throat.

But now, on this day, I am also in mourning for something else. I mourn the loss of CNN, too. Yes, you heard me right, grief not grievance.

I remember back in the early 90’s when CNN was a fledgling news channel as it covered the first Iraq war, Dessert Storm. I recall C-130 Hercules transport planes flying non-stop overhead 24 hours a day in a perpetual pattern. I was told that’s what they were.

For the up to date information, you could turn to CNN as a source for news. Wolf Blitzer was on location there somewhere reporting what was going on. It was called the first televised war — even if that was a distortion. CNN was one voice in a vacuum demanding real-time information. We needed to know what was happening in a country finding its war and defensive posture. CNN was there. Maybe reports were not complete or up to the second but it is all we had. In fact, before it started we were well aware of circumstances via media reports. No internet to rely on either.

Contrast that with the menu of cable news we have now, with Internet and social media compliments. It’s almost hard to imagine that CNN was so prominent of a news source then. But those days are gone, and so is CNN as a credible news source.

So today I am mourning that loss as well as 9-11. Back on 9-11, 2001, CNN tried to keep up with a slurry of news. They tried, at least temporarily, to provide unbiased coverage. I have to say, by then, Fox did a better job. Cable went commercial free for days in wall-to-wall coverage. We were mostly a unified nation, even if George Bush was the President. (Not Al Gore)

The bad guys were in the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan. A new area we didn’t know that much about. So much to do and say. Before a military response, there were debates in Congress and they lined up supporting force. Only a few outliers.

Well, with all the mourning today, there are a number of things regarding 9-11 that can anger me like almost nothing else. Those are: lack of respecting or accepting the attack for what it was, trivializing the sanctity of the day; drawing unreasonable parallels or equating other acts of violence to it; using that historical event to promote other partisan political agendas; giving short shrift to victims of that day that continue to mount; or depriving those victims of dialogue and justice that still evades them all these years later. Or, basically misusing the memory or sacred observance of the day. (even 18 years after)

But CNN manages to do about all those, on the day it is memorialized in 2019. And they did it as a matter of programming, which reveals planning. I could list endless poof and examples but that is more writing than I care to do now. I shouldn’t have to that is obvious. It is not only CNN but the entire left does the same. It is not nit-picking.

So cable news chose to talk about gun control, the impeachment agenda and normal partisan gotcha politics. There are 364 other days in the year and that is not enough, they have to corrupt this one too, like everything else?

No, they could not even be bothered to respect the memory and events of the day. They must defile the day’s memory and its significant importance. Nothing is sacred.

Congratulations, CNN, because today you earned the “enemy of the people” title anew!

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Know Your Enemies

It’s absolutely necessary to know the enemy of US and freedom itself. Ignorance is no alibi. The left doesn’t care. In fact they are in bed with them, pushing the same agenda.

Documentary Details of Muslim Brotherhood Effort to Dominate America

IPT News
by John Rossomando |July 8, 2019

Editor’s Note: Muslim Brotherhood activist Nidal Mohamed Sakr’s presence in the United States was first discovered by Joe Kaufman in a 2018 Front Page Magazine article. Kaufman uncovered Sakr’s work in the Muslim Brotherhood, his relationship with Osama bin Laden and Sakr’s 2017 social media post threatening President Trump. Kaufman created the image showing Sakr in a suit and at what appears to be a rally that is shown in Horowitz’s video.

A new short documentary by filmmaker Ami Horowitz gives an inside glimpse of what Muslim Brotherhood members really think. Horowitz traveled to Beirut, Istanbul, Cairo and California to speak with activists, as well as members on the streets in Egypt.

Horowitz expected Brotherhood members to be cagey, since the organization generally is secretive. But he told the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) they were candid. Muslim Brotherhood members generally do not admit they belong to the group, even in the Middle East.

“What I found when I sat down with them, and I’ve spoken with dozens of them, is that they’re very open about what their plans are and what they want to do,” Horowitz said.

Brotherhood operatives like to say they are part of different organizations from country to country. However, Horowitz found that many of them knew each other and had similar goals despite coming from different countries. The Brotherhood’s ultimate goal is a global Islamic state.

“They were all from disparate parts of the world, and they all knew one another,” Horowitz told the IPT. “They all went to certain meetings that they all kind of attended … I found that when you scratch the surface and get behind the veneer that the connection between them is less murky.”

Horowitz has made videos and movies for the past 12 years. This film was privately financed and is available for viewing at no charge. …/

See IPT https://www.investigativeproject.org/7979/documentary-details-muslim-brotherhood-effort-to

From video:

“A revolution is coming. It’s not going to be green. It’s not going to be peaceful like Arab Spring, I guarantee you that.”

It almost sounds like Bernie Sanders, sans the non-green talk.

According to Mo Bro activists: It’s not terrorism it is heroism.

Watch this close-up mini-documentary. Who knows how long it will be up there?
Just couple that sentiment with three or four congressional radicals.

Mo Bro is the common denominator. Better know your enemies; they know you.

Some People

“Some people did something,” says Rep Ilhan Omar. Then came her victim tweet:

Some people were radical Islamist Muslims. Something was the 9/ll Attacks — killing over 3000 with over 16,000 Ground Zero responders, to date.

Resulting in the Memorial of Something, I guess. A crying shame.

And she is a victim accusing us of incitement? Condemn our remarks?

On the other hand, Cair was labeled as an unindicted co-conspirator group.

Victim card revoked.

“Something”…..like an act of war.

*Ref: https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/423.pdf

Fox Goes All Out

On the crazy side, it seems all the left has to do is get the DNC to say it will not allow Fox News to have any debates in the primaries. That causes Fox to do all sorts of pandering stunts, presumably to get on the good graces of DNC and Democrats. Fools gold.

They come out and publicly flog Judge Jeanine for “anti-Islamic” statements. Then they hire Donna Brazile as a contributor. What, Hillary wasn’t available? Doesn’t Fox learn?

So that’s all Democrats have to do to bait Fox? But peeing in the wind is usually risky.

Chelsea Takes It On The Chin

Introduction: you must have heard Chelsea Clinton went to a vigil for victims of the attack in New Zealand. There she was confronted, no attacked by activists. Made some news.

Well, now they have put out an article explaining why they attacked her. Here is an excerpt from Buzzfeed, you can go read it yourself. It’s a doozy. Put it this way, it barely mentions the victims in New Zealand. This is personal, about Ilhan Omar the victim.

Buzzfeed: Opinion: Why We Confronted Chelsea Clinton

“We went to the vigil for one reason: to grieve the loss of innocent lives that were stolen from this world by vile hatred. We wanted to join our friends and colleagues in a time of heartbreak and agony, to remember the 49 Muslims who were murdered for being Muslim. As a Jewish American-Israeli and a Palestinian Muslim, we understand far too well the consequences of anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, and white supremacy. And as activists who are unafraid to speak the truth, we know we have a duty to call out any bigotry wherever it exists.

“We did a double take when we first noticed Chelsea Clinton was at the vigil. Just weeks before this tragedy, we bore witness to a bigoted, anti-Muslim mob coming after Rep. Ilhan Omar for speaking the truth about the massive influence of the Israel lobby in this country. As people in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle for freedom and human rights, we were profoundly disappointed when Chelsea Clinton used her platform to fan those flames. We believe that Ilhan Omar did nothing wrong except challenge the status quo, but the way many people chose to criticize Omar made her vulnerable to anti-Muslim hatred and death threats.

“We were shocked when Clinton arrived at the vigil, given that she had not yet apologized to Rep. Omar for the public vilification against her. …./”

Read https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/leendweik/why-we-confronted-chelsea-clinton/

The lesson intended: don’t cross the Muslim coalition. They sucked up all the oxygen for Omar. Apology?

They also claimed their duty is to speak truth to power. I guess no one told them Chelsea is not in power. They don’t care. We have tried to tell people their M/O.

Now that Rep Ilhan Omar is a congressperson, representing a district, she should get used to comments about her since that goes with the turf as a public official servant. I notice how she freely castigates others but people also have rights and their freedoms.

For a reminder, though it has only been weeks, here is the oath of office.

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Omar Spins Congress Like A Top

For what it is worth. Ilhan Omar can talk and complain but she can’t hide.

She spins the entire thing to about her and her plight She spins antisemitism.

But she gets some push back

What part of antisemitism doesn’t she get? All of it. That’s who she is.

Why is her voice any more important than all the others?

Insecurities of Border Security

A lot has been made about Trump’s use of the word invasion. Let’s consult the Constitution, shall we? See what it has to say.

The Constitution:
Article I; Section 8 (Congress)
15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

Article I; Section 9 (Congress)
“2: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

Article IV; Section 4 (states relations)

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Now given that our own legislature has not risen to the challenge and taken action to protect and secure the border is ignoring their duty. Who is violating their oath?

You can draw all the pertinent conclusions about it you want but I don’t see a problem with the term invasion, which is specifically mentioned in the Constitution.

Of course a borderless, lawless country would have no such worries. So, many Islamists would like to call murder an honor killing, too, but it doesn’t change what it is. Likewise, substituting the word caravan(s) doesn’t change an invasion.

Presidential oath:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Congressional oath:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

See how that works? There is something about the “well and faithfully” part.

Who is lying?

Right Ring | Bullright Trump’s use of the word invasion

The Threat Within America

In their own words:

“We oftentimes had these debates and discussions about ‘out of the streets and into the suites’ — that was the term that was used to describe the swan song of the civil rights movement. … He made a decision and thought he could make a difference by being on the inside.” [emphasis added] — Socialist Workers Party member and University of Minnesota Professor August Nimtz on long time friend Keith Ellison.

See: https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Ellilson_Burn_This_Book.pdf

Of course Ellison thought he could make a difference by being on the inside. We know that is what he is there for. Most radical leftists start by believing they can make a difference. Then position themselves or act accordingly to carry it out.

Radicalism is not a spectator sport.

H/T to The United West

From the foreword of “Burn This Book” by Trevor Loudon:

“On July 17, 2018, Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota wrote Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos, demanding that his company censor books and other products by those deemed to be “hate groups” by the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. He called for such materials still in Amazon warehouses to be “destroyed” over the next three months and an end to the company’s publication of similar “physical and digital materials.”

There is reason to believe that you are reading the impetus behind Keith Ellison’s call for book burning. In the course of a July 3rd interview with author Diana West on our nationally syndicated “Secure Freedom Radio” program, I mentioned that we would shortly publish a book about the Congressman’s ominous past and present ties to Marxist and Islamist groups and their agendas.

Since the hard left monitors our show assiduously, word of this publication may well have reached Mr. Ellison before the 17th. And, as the Center for Security Policy Press uses Amazon’s CreateSpace service to publish its many monographs and books, censoring such works – past, as well as future – could prevent readers from seeing this one. That is because the Center for Security Policy is one of the organizations the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has falsely characterized as a “hate group.” By pressing Amazon’s Bezos to use the SPLC as the arbiter of what content can be published or maintained in inventory, Rep. Ellison could achieve the censorship of CSP’s products without spedifying us as the target.

As this book by Trevor Loudon amply demonstrates, such stealthy subversiveness is the stock-in-trade of Keith Ellison. His associations dating back to his involvement with the Nation Islam as a student at Wayne State University and continuing to his present —and ongoing —involvement with Muslim Brotherhood fronts and his role as chairman of the radical House Progressive Caucus, Keith Ellison’s record is one of unbroken ties to extremists committed to subverting our country.“

This insight is all the more alarming in light of a dangerously mistaken, but widespread assumption: When an elected official in the United States swears an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, they are presumed to be truthfully saying they are able and willing to do that. Consequently, such representatives of the American people in the U.S. Congress are not subjected to the sort of background investigations aimed at confirming that assumption that is required of, for example, postal employees, securities personnel and school bus drivers.

Unfortunately, as author, filmmaker and national security expert Trevor Loudon documents exhaustively in this volume, Rep. Keith Ellison’s many and longstanding personal associations with groups openly hostile to the principles and even the existence of the U.S. Constitution, would likely make it impossible for him to to pass even the most cursory of security checks.”

Wow, I can think of nothing to add to that. Book is here in PDF form.

Also: Keith Ellison, who does NOT have a MN license to practice law, yet is running for MN Attorney General.

The Art of Media’s Character Assasination

H/T to Emerson, for pointing out the article. Notice how media follow and repeat the original assertions.

Character Assassinations by New Jersey’s Star-Ledger

by Noah BeckThis article originally appeared in The Algemeiner.
September 13, 2018

The Star-Ledger’s smear of terrorism expert Steve Emerson and Arab-American Emilio Karim Dabul is a textbook case of journalistic malpractice, providing the quintessential example of what honest journalism should avoid.

On August 5, the Star-Ledger called for the removal of Dabul, a New Jersey US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office spokesperson, in part by attacking Emerson with a variety of false or misleading claims. At least three other NJ papers then published similar stories about Emerson and Dabul: WNYC (which incredibly sought comment from the Council on American-Islamic Relations — CAIR — but neither Emerson nor Dabul), NorthJersey.com, and MSN.com. Adding to the damage, La Opinion ran a similar piece in Spanish. The Hill also ran an article inspired by Star-Ledger’s August 5 article, but promptly removed it after hearing Emerson’s objections.

The Star-Ledger’s attack was severe enough for Emerson to involve his attorney, Richard Horowitz, who, on August 9, demanded that Emerson be afforded “an opportunity to respond” and submitted a letter to the editor by Emerson. The Star-Ledger published Emerson’s response on August 24.

In the interim, six New Jersey members of Congress, all Democrats, wrote a letter to ICE, demanding that Dabul be fired, claiming that he “edited and wrote for anti-Muslim hate groups,” as alleged in the Star-Ledger’s op-ed trashing Emerson.

Furthermore, the paper’s editors refused to publish Emerson’s response unless he agreed to the removal of key details.

Emerson asserted that the Star-Ledger’s editors made no attempt to contact him or verify any of the facts assumed by the paper’s allegations, but those important points were deleted from Emerson’s response by the Star-Ledger’s editors, presumably to avoid exposing their unprofessionalism.

Similarly, Emerson’s response tried to set the record straight about the Star-Ledger’s materially false suggestion that Emerson blamed Muslims for the 1993 Oklahoma City bombing — an allegation that he says has been “manufactured and peddled by radical Islamic groups” — but the editors deleted that as well.

Thus, the edited version of Emerson’s defense produced by the Star-Ledger’s editors effectively extended Emerson’s character assassination, while whitewashing the paper’s journalistic malfeasance.

For the sake of setting the record straight and exposing the extent of Star-Ledger’s journalistic negligence, it’s worth reviewing the many problems with the paper’s August 5 op-ed. [Please see the rest at the IPT]

https://www.investigativeproject.org/7619/character-assassinations-by-new-jersey-star-ledger

Sure there are reasons for this hit and there is an agenda behind it. More on that later. Or as Alinsky said, personalize the attacks. In this case, smear one expert that says things they don’t like. But what a concerted effort. They don’t smear, they do character assassination hits. Then they put it into their media echo chamber to drive it home.

Who are these hatchet men. You all know the Muslims have many working at all levels in media and within government (something Obama excelled at placing) Then they have their allies of SPLC as the designated smear merchants. By the time it’s back washed in a few days in media, it is hard to know exactly where it came from, which is the point.

Do you think anyone out there is saying, “let me read today’s corrections and clarifications in today’s paper”? No, they do the drive by and screw even cleaning up the mess. The mess just makes their message that much harder to ignore.

UK you have a problem

Not that we don’t have one in the US.

UK: 68-year-old imam accused of raping teenage girl, says she urged him to have sex with her

Jihad Watch
Apr 26, 2018 2:55 pm By Robert Spencer

Yes, of course, teenage girls are always making sexual advances upon men in their sixties with beards dyed orange (in imitation of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam). This is yet another example of how Islamic supremacists, when caught in wrongdoing, never, ever take responsibility for their actions, but always — always — blame someone else and claim victim status. No matter how ridiculous the tale that is consequently spun may be.

Imam claims he ‘didn’t rape teenager during spiritual healing,’” by Suzy Gibson, Leicester Mercury, April 26, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

An imam, accused of twice raping a teenager during spiritual healing, told a jury she had urged him to have sex with her – but he turned her down.

Komar Uddin (68), a dad of 11 and a grandad, said the young woman became annoyed at being spurned then threatened to expose him as an illegal immigrant.

Read https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/04/uk-68-year-old-imam-accused-of-raping-teenage-girl-says-she-urged-him-to-have-sex-with-her

A textbook example of what to expect.

Bombs Away… goodbye mosque

Well, in other news:

Trump Breaks Obama’s Rules And Bombs Mosque Killing the ISIS’ Entire Iraqi Leadership

Bright Stars

Obama’s old rules of Mosques being off limits is off the table. President Trump authorized an air strike on a mosque in Mosul, Iraq, which has wiped out the entire remaining Iraqi ISIS leadership. This comes as the organization collapses all around itself.

Read: http://www.brightstars.me/2017/12/18/trump-breaks-obamas-rules-bombs-mosque-killing-isis-entire-iraqi-leadership/

But think of all the IEDs and suicide missions it saved.

Rules Of Engagement = Destroy it! I’d say it was an extremely efficient use of a bomb.

UK upset with Trump tweets

What’s all the rage here and in UK? What’s all this dust up about Trump retweeting a few videos? Never seen them all so vocal in a tizzy over something on Twitter before.

Why British MPs chose Islam over Trump

Ezra Levant Rebel Commander

On last night’s show, I explained the true motives of the British MPs blasting Trump over his re-tweets about Islamic violence.

Unlike establishment politicians, Trump is willing to call out the Islamic migrants who travel illegally to Europe to commit acts of violence and terror.

Read more here.
Watch his video here


See https://www.therebel.media/why_british_mps_chose_islam_over_trump

He says the real message though is to Brits, don’t you share videos like these. Good point, but the message is clear, and so are their real concerns. Free speech be damned.

All that intimidation and political correctness (wrongness) might have worked well with Obama. After all, he operated the same way. But it doesn’t seem to work now and that is their problem. Forget what is done in the jihad, we are supposed to pretend it doesn’t happen. Ignore it — not that it will go away, just block it out. Never mind Obama’s religious bigotry toward Christians, or the persecution we saw time and again.

Message received. Interesting who they blame is the bad guy, isn’t it?

“All In” the Obama propaganda

This is one of the biggest statements of Obama apologists to validate his “legacy” of lies that still echoes across media in America.

” Improved America’s Image Abroad

With new policies, diplomacy, and rhetoric, reversed a sharp decline in world opinion toward the U.S. (and the corresponding loss of “soft power”) during the Bush years.

Favorable opinion toward the United States rose during Obama’s first term in ten of fifteen countries surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, with an average increase of 26 percent, and have stayed high ever since.” – Washington Monthly

You’d have to give that one 5 giant Pinocchios. 10 of 15 countries surveyed? Really, that’s proof positive — 2-thirds, 66% of their countries surveyed. No sense in repeating the nonsense of this basic claim. It is debunked by flat history.

Anyone watching in the last 8 years, who wasn’t in a coma, can clearly tell you that is a lie, and that world opinion of the US suffered not improved. There were a whole lot of reasons for it. That is simply Obama’s claim, nothing more.

Even if it were true, it proves what exactly? Seems the world has funny reasons for liking us, like when they are rolling us or it is to their advantage. We should celebrate that?

I would bet, like his ballyhooed approval polls, that most of it is based on a personal like of Obama. Did countries, even in Africa, appreciate Obama lecturing and trying to force gay marriage on them? Leading from behind must have turned them on.

How about the countries where he meddled in their affairs and elections: Egypt, Israel, Canada, Russia? Then lighting the Middle East on fire, they must have loved that part? Or the refugee crisis he promoted across the globe. ‘Give us more, please.’

His severe bias against Christians was definitely a winner, with the Christian persecution he ignored. Love is in the air. Seems more like an abusive relationship with ‘we the people’ to me, but they probably liked that. When the world likes you, just consider the source. Then ask why? Brace yourself for the answers. So it didn’t take long to unlike us?!

Quote from Wa Montly as just one of many sources for the commentary.

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Finally someone said it

A Ban On Muslims Is An Excellent Security Option

Posted on June 20, 2017 – True Pundit

I adopted two infants from Korea and am the grandson of Italian immigrants — so why would I want to ban Muslims from immigrating to this wonderful, accepting nation? The short answer is that, “Immigration minus assimilation equals segregation and eventually invasion.” Think about it.

Let me get the obvious out of the way. Not all Muslims are terrorists, or support terrorism, but most good Muslims cannot be good Americans and still follow their beliefs.

See more at: http://truepundit.com/a-ban-on-muslims-is-an-excellent-security-option/#sthash.wkjl4Kdy.dpuf

Bye Bye Reza Aslan

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Infamous profanity mechanic and Trump basher, Reza Aslan, has gotten the boot from CNN. No more CNN promotion ads for you.

But wait a minute, I thought CNN said he was not tied to the network? Clever how you can terminate a contractual relationship that supposedly didn’t exist.

So in turn, Reza bids CNN farewell and then thanks them for their platform help.

“Obviously I am very disappointed in this decision. ‘Believer’ means a great deal to me and to the countless viewers it’s reached. Its message of religious tolerance and exploration is extremely important right now. I am deeply grateful to CNN for giving me the opportunity to launch the show and to amplify my voice on their network. I am especially grateful to the legion of people within the Turner organization who worked so hard to make the show a hit series,” said Aslan, in a prepared statement.

” However, in these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation’s discourse has become complicated, and I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet. Similarly, I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and scholar. And so I agree with CNN that it is best that we part ways. I look forward to partnering with another platform in the future to continue to spread my message. I wish CNN all the best.” –
Source, Variety mag

That complicated tenor of the nation’s discourse…. Maybe try standup, they’ll back you up. Is there any place for a brain-eating, social commentator out there?

Yes, somewhere over the rainbow, maybe someone will appreciate his tolerance message. The POS remark to President Trump was not the only one, he also brandished it against Donald Jr earlier. He seemed to have a flare for that phrase.

No worry, Reza, I hear there is quite a market for your brand of hate language. And there’s always DNC rallies in the off season. So he took the CNN network by religious storm and he left in a storm. Shall we wait for the victim card? Another martyr of speech?

Piers Morgan on terrorism with London Mayor

He states the obvious concerns about thousands of jihadists to a disconnected mayor. What a stooge.

He might as well be an apologist for these jihadis. Using the problem to excuse the problem.

Score for Piers Morgan and sanity.

Reference, H/T: see https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/07/questioning_mayor_khan_on_britains_jihadi_threat.html

Female Mutilation takes a twist in media

Washington Post “Yeah, Buts” Female Genital Mutilation

IPT News
June 6, 2017

Recent comments by Dar al-Hijrah Imam Shaker Elsayed endorsing female genital mutilation as “the honorable thing to do” reportedly is prompting calls within the congregation for Elsayed’s ouster.

The Falls Church, Va.-based mosque is among the area’s largest, so the conflict attracted Washington Post coverage Monday evening. But reporter Abigail Hauslohner repeatedly lost focus, cramming in references to the “right wing” organization which flagged the Elsayed video and to increased hate crimes targeting Muslims.

The undoctored video showing Elsayed’s comments about female sexuality was posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which focuses on Islamist extremist rhetoric throughout the world. MEMRI is a non-partisan organization that has been quoted by international media thousands of times and also works with governments that span the political spectrum. In the interest of disclosure, Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson served on MEMRI’s board for several years until recently resigning. Accusing MEMRI of being right wing — in a deliberate effort to discredit the widely praised international organization – tells you more about the reporter’s agenda than anything else.

The tape accurately reflects Elsayed’s comments – Dar al-Hijrah acknowledged this by issuing an apology. It vehemently rejected as offensive Elsayed’s claim that failure to clip a girl’s clitoris leads to “hyper-sexuality.”

But that wasn’t enough. After reporting about calls for Elsayed’s firing, Hauslohner again diverted a story about an extremist statement from an imam to an entirely separate issue.

Yeah, speaking as a religious community leader, he said something horrifying, the article implies. But, other people do horrible things, too!

Hauslohner invoked hate crimes statistics and last week’s murders in Portland of two men who defended a hijab-clad woman and her friend from a white supremacist lunatic. And she cherry-picked one overheated Twitter comment, noting that the writer’s avatar was a Trump-Pence campaign button.

That was relevant. Previous Elsayed statements showing a pattern of radical thought, however, were not mentioned.

In addition to his FGM advice, Elsayed dove headlong into anti-Semitism when he recently preached that peace with Jews is impossible, because they “will not deal with you fairly and squarely,” another MEMRI dispatch reports. Deception “is in the genes, it is in the blood,” he said in the video posted to the mosque’s YouTube channel Friday. Jews “have killed three prophets before, and they sent the fourth to the Romans to kill him or crucify him.”

Speaking to a student group in 2013, he said Muslims were first in line when there is a need for giving – for things like prayer, charity and community service. “But,” he added, “they are last if anything is being distributed, unless it is arms for jihad,” Elsayed said. “We are the first to rush and run to defend our community and defend ourselves. The enemies of Allah are lining up; the question for us is, ‘Are we lining, or are we afraid because, because they may call us terrorists.'”

In 2004, while serving as a top official with the Muslim American Society (MAS), Elsayed praised Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. Al-Banna, who created a movement bent on creating a global Islamic state, offered “the closest reflection of how Islam should be in this life,” Elsayed said.

The article’s focus was on the Brotherhood’s secret American network. MAS, the Tribune reported, was the Brotherhood’s U.S. branch.

Two years earlier, Elsayed defended suicide bombers and the reverence they receive as “martyrs.” Speaking in Arabic at a conference MAS organized with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), he decried the label “suicide bombers” as unfair. “Nobody who is not Muslim has any right to decide for us, we the Muslims, whose is a martyr or another. We as Muslims will decide that. It is in-house business.”

When Muslim honor is violated, he added, “Jihad is a must on every man, every child and every woman. [They have to make Jihad] with every tool that they can get in their hand. Anything that they can get in their hand they should fight with it. And if they don’t have a weapon in their hands, then [they will fight] unarmed.”

Shaker Elsayed is the story, or at least he should be. The Post’s “Yeah, but” approach deprived readers of significant and relevant context and hid the fact that, for 15 years, he has harbored and espoused the most radical ideology.

Original article at IPT https://www.investigativeproject.org/6234/washington-post-yeah-buts-female-genital

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When the left desperately try to frame even this problem as some attack on Muslims or Islam is too rich. The press will do it for them, no problem. So it’s us, the sharia and Islam resisters that are the problem — not what they are actually doing. Hard to believe that media in a free country would choose to take that route.

ISIS connects to London terrorism attack

No Compromise’: Islamic State Supporters Celebrate London Attack on Social Media

Breitbart

Islamic State supporters are celebrating the recent terrorist attack on London, England, distributing propaganda images via their social media channels calling for “no compromise.”

The propaganda image depicts the silhouette of a man with a knife against the backdrop of a burning Tower Bridge (Tower Bridge, located close to London Bridge, is often confused with the latter — ISIS’s propagandists appear to have made the same mistake).

See: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/06/04/no-compromise-islamic-state-supporters-celebrate-london-attack-social-media/

Pope walks like an Egyptian

The Pope hits the road to Egypt, which especially lately has been paved with Christian persecution by those underappreciated peaceful Muslims. According to CNN :

That history will provide the Pope an opportunity to plead, again, for nations to open their borders to migrants fleeing violence in the Middle East, a stance that puts him at odds with populists in the United States and Europe.

The meetings with prominent Muslim leaders, including the Grand Imam of the venerated al-Azhar University, offers a chance for the Pope to continue an oft-overlooked aspect of his papacy: his outreach to Muslims. [more]

But Francis walks like an Egyptian as Pope. So he’ll make sure to get in his digs, mainly to the West, that opening our borders to migrants from the Mid-East will purify our hearts. If only we would open up to 12th century barbarianism, we’d be the better for it.

When do we stop playing by the Muslims’ Rules for Radicals book?

Anyway, Francis is on the road again. Does he learn, like the first Francis, that you cannot appease these people? Let’s see how empathetic he is for victims of Palm Sunday.