Most Americans find our Constitution to be quite adequate for the nation’s legal framework. We do not need any foreign law. Muslims residing in this country who prefer Mohammed’s dictates should relocate to locales where it is practiced, which are welcoming to fellow ummah members:
Never forget how all this objectionable diversity got here: immigration.
CNN’s blog report unsurprisingly portrayed Muslims as the victims and Constitution-preferring Americans as meanie Islamophobes. Incidentally, the best way to “repair Sharia’s reputation” would be for Muslims to stop murdering non-Muslims on a daily basis in the name of Islam.
Washington (CNN) – A major American Muslim group is embarking on a national campaign Friday to clarify a word it says has been given a bad name by recent global and domestic politics: Sharia.
The Islamic Circle of North America says its effort is aimed at “educating Americans” on what it says is the noble meaning of Sharia through conferences, billboards, and TV and radio PSAs.
The group is also launching a national hot line to answer questions about Sharia and Islam.
For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Sharia describes a way of life, from dietary laws to a code of moral life. For some conservative American critics, the word is sinister – connoting a draconian legal code that they contend threatens to subvert American law.
Sharia was politicized in the post-9/11 world as the U.S. paid more attention to perceived threats from the Muslim world, said Zahid Bukhari, president of Islamic Circle of North America.
More recently, Bukhari says Republican presidential candidates have used the word to foment Islamophobia.
“We should have a federal law that says Sharia law cannot be recognized by any court in the United States,” Newt Gingrich said to a standing ovation at the Values Voter Summit in Washington in 2010? “No judge will remain in office that tried to use Sharia law.” Continue reading this article
Recent Muslim news from Europe illustrates the poor aptitude of Islamic persons for traditional immigration, where assimilation to the receiving country is still expected.
A German government study shows a stubborn rejection of Western values by a substantial number, something that shouldn’t surprise anyone who has followed the failed social diversity experiment of Muslim immigration in Europe. Germany is home to three million Turks, who maintain strong ties with their cultural homeland.
Below is a video revealing one symptom, the violence in a German school against teachers by Muslim students. One boy said the education offered was useless to him because he saw his future as assaults and stealing.
Nearly every fourth non-German Muslim rejects integration, questions western values and tends to accept violence, according to a study commissioned by the German Interior Ministry and released late Thursday morning.
Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said the study’s results were worrying, according to in an interview published on Thursday.
“Germany respects the background and cultural identity of its immigrants. But we don’t accept the importation of authoritarian, anti-democratic and religiously fanatical points of view,” Friedrich told the Bild newspaper.
Whoever fights against freedom and democracy will not have a future here, said the minister – a member of the ruling Christian Democratic Union’s sister party, the Christian Social Union.
The survey showed that of Muslims living in Germany who were not German citizens, 52 percent favored integration, while 48 percent “strongly leaned toward separation” and clearly rejected German majority culture. Continue reading this article
Below, the Islamic Center of America located in Detroit is the largest mosque in America
Of course, more Islamic buildings are the expected result of increased Muslim immigration, which Washington still permits in spite of continued domestic terror attacks.
CAIR has made its report available online: The American Mosque 2011. It has a section titled Major Findings, from which I have pulled some noteworthy items:
• The number of mosques and mosque participants continue to show significant growth. The US Mosque Survey 2011 counted a total of 2,106 mosques; as compared to the year 2000 when 1,209 mosques were counted—representing a 74% increase from 2000.
• The American mosque is a remarkably young institution: over three-fourths (76%) of all existing mosques were established since 1980.
• Mosque leaders endorse Muslim involvement in American society. Over 98% of mosque leaders agree that Muslims should be involved in American institutions; and 91% agree that Muslims should be involved in politics.
• The vast majority of mosque leaders do not feel that overall American society is hostile to Islam. Only 25% of mosque leaders in 2011 believe that American society is hostile to Islam. In 2000 the majority of mosque leaders (54%) agreed that American society is hostile to Islam.
Obviously we citizens are doing something wrong if Muslim leaders think that America is compatible with totalitarian Islam.
Another nugget in the report is how 24 percent of Muslim leaders agree with the statement that “America is immoral.” Why do they choose to live in America when ummah territory is vast and diverse? Perhaps they would be happier in Riyadh or some other cheerful community where religious police enforce Mohammed’s morality.
Following is a chipper MSM article that reflects the idea that Islam is just another religion.
The number of American mosques grew by 74 percent in the past decade and are increasingly found in the suburbs, according to a national survey by a coalition of Muslim groups.
The 2011 U.S. Mosque Survey counted 2,106 mosques in the United States, 246 in California and 62 in the Bay Area.
“This building boom is indicative of the growing financial resources of the Muslim community as many Muslims have lived in the U.S. for many decades now and their financial resources have improved,” wrote study author Ihsan Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky.
Ravi Mohiuddin attends one of the Bay Area’s newer mosques, though as with many Islamic centers in the Bay Area, his West Valley Muslim Association in Saratoga is a work in progress.
The mosque opened in a rented hall in 2007 amid two insurance offices, a hair salon and lighting store. Just a mile from Apple headquarters, the storefront attracts Apple employees and other Silicon Valley Muslims who come for daytime prayers. Continue reading this article
The recent news of the plea deal of Gitmo prisoner Majid Khan (pictured) provides an interesting window into the infiltration of hostile Muslims into America.
Interestingly, Khan discarded his jihadi duds for his court appearance and showed up wearing attire favored by the hated infidel, as reported by Fox News:
[. . .] Eleven guards accompanied Khan as he entered the high security courtroom. He was not shackled and wore a navy blue suit, crisp white shirt, and gold rimmed glasses. He was clean shaven except for a goatee. Unlike other-high value detainees who have worn prison garb to the hearing, Khan’s appearance was very Western or American.
A former Baltimore County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and conspiracy in plots to kill former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, to bomb a hotel in Indonesia and to blow up gas stations in the United States.
Majid Shoukat Khan, a 1999 graduate of Owings Mills High School, entered the plea before a war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, where he has been held with other high-value detainees.
News reporters watched the arraignment from Fort Meade via a secure video feed.
Khan, 32, was charged this month with murder in violation of the law of war, attempted murder in violation of the law of war, spying, providing material support to terrorism and conspiracy.
Col. James L. Pohl, the military judge presiding over the arraignment, accepted Khan’s guilty plea to all charges.
Under an unusual plea agreement, his sentencing is to be delayed for four years, during which he apparently will testify against other terror suspects.
If he gives prosecutors his “full and truthful cooperation,” he would be sentenced to no more than 15 more years in prison.
He could still be detained as an enemy combatant after his sentence is complete, but would be allowed to petition for his release. Continue reading this article
In another case of cultural devolution, David Jones, creator of the Fireman Sam kid show character, was taken into custody by a Muslim airport security agent for making the remark that he might not have had to be frisked if he had been covered up, like the previous passenger, a burqafied woman. Spencer remarked the incident as an example that offending a Muslim is now an arrestable offense in Britain.
The interview is an interesting conversation, but it would have been improved had the immigration cause been named.
You had to know this was coming: Mexico City’s favorite California legislator, Gil Cedillo, the Energizer Bunny of obtaining goodies for his illegal alien ethnic brothers, has popped up with familiar legislation to permit illegal aliens to obtain state driver’s licenses, which are also legal identification.
Cedillo plopped his DL bill into the hopper last Friday, the last day to do so, and the ninth time (at least) for his beloved bill. Cedillo is termed out from the California legislature this year, so it’s his final attempt to win a privilege for his fellow tribe members that will endanger the public at large.
Beck and Baca have insisted that setting up a system of requiring aliens to be tested about the rules of the road and getting insurance would improve public safety. But what illegal aliens would sign up for an arrangement that would identify them as lawbreaking foreigners? They don’t want to fill out government forms and be put on the radar.
After winning passage of a law allowing some undocumented immigrants to apply for college aid, Assemblyman Gil Cedillo’s new goal is driver’s licenses.
The Los Angeles Democrat will carry legislation this year that would allow undocumented immigrants to be licensed, tested and insured.
Similar Cedillo measures have passed the Democrat-controlled Legislature in years past but were vetoed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Cedillo hopes to work with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on a bill that can pass muster.
The issue has been extremely controversial among lawmakers for much of the past 10 years, with opponents arguing that people who are in California illegally have no right to such privileges.
“You should not legitimize a fundamentally illegal act,” said Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber.
Former Gov. Gray Davis actually signed a Cedillo license bill in 2002, but it was repealed before it could take effect after Davis was recalled the following year. Arnold Schwarzenegger had made it an issue in the recall, and legislative Democrats agreed to the repeal after he won. Continue reading this article
It’s sad to see California Republicans running from an issue that could still be a winner for them, even with increasingly Mexicanized demographics.
The state GOP met last weekend and the suits apparently tried to downplay the issue of immigration enforcement because they want to “reach out” to diverse tribes.
Mario Rodriguez, former vice chairman of the party, remarked in the California Report radio piece below, “All the inroads we’re making, all of a sudden a certain wing of the party rears its ugly head and starts saying things that turns off the latino voters and we have to change that.”
Since when does insisting upon fair law enforcement make a concerned citizen “ugly”?
And what’s wrong with appealing to the basic American value of equality under the law for all? That issue should usefully help sort out the hostile raza invaders from legal hispanics who want to join the American community.
The R’s fearfulness around the issue of enforcing immigration laws and American sovereignty only encourages the open-borders extremists to pile on what they see as a weakness.
The radio report goes on to mention the California DREAM Act signed into law by Gov Jerry Brown, like that’s the way the state is going. In fact, a USC/LA Times poll from last November found that a strong majority disapproved of the law (chart below), and that was before a report was released showing the cost would be $25 million more than Jerry Brown’s rosy estimates.
Issues like the disliked DREAM Act are instances where the Republican Party could appeal to its members and beyond, but instead the GOP shrinks back in fear. It is missing winning issues connected with immigration because of believing diversity propaganda and plain spinelessness.
Brown also believes we should “invest in Mexico” even though our southerly neighbor is not poor by a long shot. With a GDP ranking of #14 in the world, Mexico certainly has the resources to invest in its own education, healthcare and infrastructure.
For her part, Gov Brewer talked about important public safety issues, although she could have been more focused. The message should alway include the fact that enforcement works, particularly at the state level: crime goes down and citizen employment goes up when illegal aliens are convinced to self-deport.
Following is the immigration section of the transcript:
MR. GREGORY: Let me, let me move to a really important issue in Arizona and in this fall campaign and that’s the issue of immigration. As I mentioned, Governor Brown, 34 years ago to the day, you were on MEET THE PRESS and we couldn’t actually find the tape for it, but we have something that you said about immigration which I want to put up on the screen. You said, “I do believe that the Mexican-American has been too invisible in California and throughout the Southwest. It is imperative that we in this country, and particularly in the Southwest, open our hearts and our minds to this culture and that we try to accelerate the melting pot and the assimilation process so that we can live together in harmony.” Here’s Time magazine this week and on the cover it is “yo decidito”–”yo decido,” which is that I’m going to decide. Hispanic-Americans are going to decide who the next president is if you look at the percentage that they occupy the voting bloc. And they are certainly not very happy with the Republican Party. Do you believe even more strongly today what you said 34 years ago?
GOV. BROWN: Very much so. And I was willing–I think–I may be the only governor, but I know I’m the one who signed the Dream, Dream Act in California…
MR. GREGORY: Mm-hmm.
GOV. BROWN: …that will enable undocumented students who do well in high school to go to college, pay in-state tuition and even get a scholarship. So I know there’s a lot of controversy in that, but you can’t round up 12 million people and ship them back across the border. That’s a disaster. We have to certainly secure the border, but we need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. And I think Obama would–supports that and I certainly do. Continue reading this article
[. . .] In 2009, Hernández flew on the space shuttle Discovery’s mission to the International Space Station and became the first person to tweet in Spanish from outer space. He left NASA this year and is seeking the Democratic nomination for California’s new 10th congressional district.
Hernández, 49, appeared on Univision on Tuesday, saying that he wants to serve in Congress to bring jobs and better education to his Central California district.
“I’m here to run so I can ensure that the American Dream stays alive,” he said.
Hernández, who only learned to speak English at age 12, has relied heavily on his background as the son of immigrants early on in his campaign.
“The son of migrant farm workers, I was able to rise from the fields of California and touch the sky on the Space Shuttle Discovery as an Astronaut, a lifelong goal I was able to achieve thanks to the promise of the American Dream,” he said in his official announcement.
As Alan Wall wrote in his VDARE.com article Anchor Baby Astronaut, Agitates For Amnesty, Hernandez is the jackpot son of illegal alien farmworkers who said he felt “more Mexican than American.” He wanted to wear a Mexican flag shoulder patch into space, despite the fact that he was born, raised and educated in the United States. But he did carry a Mexican flag with him during his shuttle flight. When he spoke with Mexican Presidente after returning from space, he addressed Calderon as “My beloved president.”
These are but a few examples of Mexican loyalty listed in Wall’s article, yet Hernandez wants to represent Americans in the United States Congress. He says he wants to “ensure that the American Dream stays alive,” — which is pretty twisted given his devotion to an unfriendly foreign power.
If he were to be elected, he would have to pledge allegiance to the United States in his swearing in ceremony:
“I, (name of Member), 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.”
Jose Hernandez is loyal to Mexico, not America, and for that reason should not even be eligible to run, much less lie his way through the Oath of Office. Instead, having a diverse astronaut backstory and ethnic appeal for Mexicans will be a plus for many Democrat voters, not a detriment.
House Democrats’ path to power starts in Elk Grove, Calif., heads down to sunny Modesto and then rolls through the Central Valley to Riverside as the state’s friendly redrawn congressional districts and a number of GOP retirements offer Democrats their best opportunity for victories in November.
Republicans acknowledge that Democrats will gain seats in a highly intense election year, especially with President Barack Obama and the economy on the upswing. But capturing 25 seats nationwide and retaking House control after two years in the minority? That’s nothing but California dreamin’, Republicans say.
Tea partyers and voter frustration with Obama’s policies helped Republicans deliver a sound drubbing to Democrats in 2010. The GOP won a net of 63 seats, seized the majority and elected Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as speaker. The GOP currently holds 242 seats to 192 for the Democrats with one vacancy — former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ Arizona seat, which will be filled in a special election June 12.
Despite those numbers, Democrats envision gains in California, with the potential for four to eight seats. Illinois, Florida and Texas are fertile territory to increase their numbers. Even though Texas’ new election map remains in limbo, Democrats saw potential gains in the Republican-drawn version and figure court-approved boundaries will only get better as they take into account the state’s growing Hispanic population. [. . .]
In the farm and ranching district that includes Modesto, the race is between former astronaut Jose Hernandez and Rep. Jeff Denham, a first-term Republican. Hernandez offers a personal story that Democrats hope will prove compelling with voters. As a child, he worked in the fields helping his Mexican immigrant parents, who were farm workers. He learned English at age 12, became and engineer and flew on the space shuttle.
Hernandez, who calls himself a local kid who made good, said he wants to “preserve the ability of folks to reach the American dream.” The district is 40 percent Hispanic, with 25 percent of voting age. He’s upbeat about his chances.
“As they say in Houston, failure is not an option,” Hernandez said in an interview.
Juan Williams interviewed Pat Buchanan in the video below on the subject of censorship. Both have been fired from their respective news organizations, Williams from NPR and Buchanan from MSNBC.
Buchanan recounted a recent media history of shows like CNN’s Crossfire, where very different views were aired. Now that attitude of freedom of inquiry has disappeared and has been replaced with an ethos of blacklisting. Leftist groups watch conservatives in media appearances, looking for any phrase deemed objectionable that can be attacked. Then the censors pile on their accusations of racism, Islamophobia, etc.
Juan Williams has become more attuned to free speech issues after his abrupt firing by NPR. He remarked, “I understand the poison that comes into the American domain when what you are saying is ruled out of bounds and you are viewed as someone who is not welcome into the mainstream of American ideas.”
The conversation also explored the loss of assimilation among immigrants, particularly Mexicans who have acted more like invaders than persons who want to become Americans.
In addition, Buchanan noted the unfairness of Washington admitting a million legal immigrants annually when so many Americans are still unemployed.
Fox News sent reporter Griff Jenkins to Alabama to see how things are working out with the partial implementation of the newish immigration law.
Of note is a law enforcement officer’s recitation of improvements in the town of Albertville: a great reduction in the number of automobile accidents, a reduction in the impounds of vehicles taken from unlicensed drivers, a dramatic increase in sales tax collected, and many Americans finding jobs that critics said they wouldn’t do.
After that, the segment is a mostly a bunch of complaining Mexicans and not really worth watching.
There is more information coming out about the Middle Eastern man who caused a Continental flight to return to Portland on Tuesday because of his disruption, violence and yells of “Allah is great” after being asked to put out his electronic cigarette. Persons getting off the plane spoke in terms of a terrorist attack and how it was thwarted by resistance from passengers. See my blog Diversity in Travel which includes a video of passenger descriptions.
The man in question is a 19-year-old Saudi student, Yazeed Mohammed Abunnayan (pictured). He was traveling with a friend to Houston, but was arrested after the pilot thought his violent behavior warranted a return to Portland.
Interestingly, Abunnayan was also arrested on Sunday in Ashland for driving erratically, smashing into two police cars and trying to run down pedestrians. Yet he was bailed out rather than deported as a dangerous alien.
A man who led Ashland police on a car-crashing chase through town Sunday night has been arrested again, this time on a federal charge of interfering with flight crew members on a plane out of Portland. [. . .]
He had refused to turn off an electronic cigarette “yelling profanities and swinging his fist at the flight attendant, hitting or attempting to hit several passengers, and speaking or singing about Usama bin Laden and his hatred of women,” a federal indictment said. His action caused the flight attendant to deviate from safety protocols by unbuckling her restraints and leaving her seat during takeoff, thereby forcing the flight to alter its route and return to Portland, the indictment said. [. . .]
On Sunday, Abunayyan reportedly was spinning circles in a car on Siskiyou Boulevard, driving erratically, and trying to run over pedestrians. He led police on a 20-minute chase back and forth through town, ramming two police cars before high-centering his car on a dirt embankment at the dead end of Clear Creek Drive. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, eluding police, two charges of first-degree criminal mischief, three charges of hit and run, six charges of reckless endangerment, and two charges of assault on an officer, but posted 10 percent on his $65,000 bail.
Another article noted that Yazeed was studying English prior to enrolling as a college student at Sonoma State. Saudi students are known for bad driving and co-ed harassment, not to mention the bent toward terrorism. Apparently the full tuition checks are a big enough enticement for universities to overlook the extreme negatives of such dangerous characters. However the universities’ irresponsibility endangers public safety when they see only the dollars that foreigners bring.
Yazeed Abunayyan, a 19-year-old student who fled from Ashland police Sunday and then disrupted a flight from Portland Tuesday, suffers from schizophrenia and has not taken his medication for the last three weeks, said his cousin and acquaintances living in Ashland.
“I tried to stop him, but I could not,” said Fahad Alsubaie, his 21-year-old cousin, a Saudi Arabian exchange student studying English at Southern Oregon University.
Alsubaie said he was the person hanging out of the driver’s side window trying to pull the key out of the car’s ignition while Abunayyan was driving away from police in the Safeway parking lot Sunday night. Abunayyan led police on a 20-minute chase during which he rammed two police cars before being apprehended. [. . .]
Helen Kallenbach, director of the Sonoma State American Language Institute at Sonoma State University, said Abunayyan started attending SSU as a Saudi Arabian international exchange student in September.
He was studying at the school’s language institute in order to learn more English before beginning his classes at the university, she said.
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