In the video below, police order free speech activists (who are chanting “Deportation! Deportation!”) to pack up and leave (because someone was shooting at officers), at one point saying “This is no game anymore.” As if free speech were a minor non-essential item in a democracy. (Video link)
Clashes erupted in Germany when police tried to separate competing rallies by an ultraconservative Muslim group and a small far-right march, injuring 29 officers, authorities said Sunday. More than 100 Salafist protesters were briefly arrested.
The trouble in the western city of Bonn started late Saturday when hundreds of Muslims protested against the rally of about 30 supporters of the local far-right party Pro NRW, which has angered Muslims by showing unfavorable cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Strict Muslims oppose any depiction of their prophet.
About 110 Salafist protesters were arrested after they started attacking security forces with stones and bottles, police said. Two of the injured police officers were hospitalized with serious wounds after being stabbed.
Most of the protesters who were arrested were released by Sunday, but prosecutors opened criminal investigations against them on suspicion of breach of the peace. A 25-year-old German protester of Turkish origin, who is suspected of having stabbed the two police officers, remained in custody and was investigated on suspicion of attempted homicide, police said. Continue reading this article
Here’s an hour-long interview with Pat Buchanan built around his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower. Watch at least the first 12 minutes, which concerns immigration and the failure of the assimilation process.
In issue No. 9 of al Qaeda’s English language “Inspire” magazine, there’s a section called “Open Source Jihad.”
In it, the author uses pictures and diagrams to show readers how to start forest fires in America using what he calls “ember bombs.”
“I think the scariest thing about this is the extreme detail in which al Qaeda lays these instructions out,” CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck said.
“They talk about the correct wind patterns to set a forest fire in,” Stakelbeck explained. “The right season, the right time of year, the correct temperature – all designed to cause the maximum amount of carnage and death.”
The article even urges would-be terrorists to target the state of Montana.
“In America, there are more houses built in the countryside than in the cities,” the author wrote. “It is difficult to choose a better place than in the valleys of Montana where the population increases rapidly.”
The instructions are so specific that it has fire experts concerned because of the extreme, dry weather conditions in much of the country now. Continue reading this article
Leonard appeared on the John and Ken radio show during the 3pm hour on Thursday to explain the day’s testimony. (Listen — trial info starts at 1:20.) Of particular interest was Culver City detective Bryan Thompson who described an altercation with Espinoza in a police interrogation room. Espinoza jumped up and flipped the table over, saying something like, “Screw this” and taking a boxing stance against the officer. Thompson knocked him down with one punch and that interview was done.
Espinoza had been arrested earlier for threatening someone with a gun in a Culver City park over gangster stuff. Espinoza quizzed park visitor Sam Duran about his gang affiliation, asking “Where you from?” and Duran was able to escape when the Mexican was slow in pulling his revolver out of his pocket. This weapons possession was the crime that got Espinoza a few months jail time, after which he was let go and shot Shaw the following day.
The point is that Pedro Espinoza acted like a violence-crazed psycho in the presence of police. He was an illegal alien Mexican with a seemingly fanatical allegiance to the 18th Street gang. Even so, Espinoza was not deported, but was released onto the streets of Los Angeles, where he shot down Jamiel Shaw a day later.
The reason is Los Angeles’ own sanctuary city policy, Special Order 40 which protects even the worst illegal alien criminals and endangers American citizens.
In addition, I would like to know whether Espinoza had the BK (“blood killer”) tattoo behind his ear which identified him as a gang enforcer when the LAPD released him instead of sending him for deportation.
Prosecutors have presented evidence of the gang affiliation of the man on trial for the killing of high school athlete Jamiel Shaw, Jr. — as they try to explain the motive.
Pedro Espinoza could face the death penalty if he’s convicted and jurors agree the murder on March 2, 2008, was motivated by his gang ties.
One witness, a former Shaw neighbor, says as part of a police sting days after the killing, Espinoza smiled and said, “B.K. all day,” after being prompted about the murder.
“B.K.,” prosecutors explained, stands for “Blood Killer,” and again pointed out the tattoo with those initials behind Espinoza’s left ear.
Later, a man from Culver City described how he was confronted by Espinoza in a park a few months before the Shaw murder.
After Espinoza asked him ‘where are you from?’ — Samuel Duran said he watched Espinoza ride his bicycle through the park and confront others.
“That’s when he started throwing up his gang signs — eighteenth street,” Duran said.
Minutes later, Espinoza confronted Duran again, asked him if he had a problem, and tried to pull a handgun from his pocket.
“If it wouldn’t have gotten stuck he woulda pulled it out and used it,” Duran told jurors.
Then, the Culver City Police Department detective who interviewed Espinoza after the arrest for the Duran incident, said Espinoza snapped during an interrogation and challenged the detective — who stands at least a foot taller — to a fight.
“He stood up and flipped the table over,” said Det. Bryan Thompson. “He said – ‘man fuck this shit let’s go’ and took a fighting stance.”
“I struck him once in the face with my right fist,” Thompson said, and Espinoza screamed ’18 motherfucker 18′ repeatedly as he and two other officers tackled Espinoza and put on handcuffs. Continue reading this article
And jihadist plots have increased sharply in the last few years. As terror analyst Walid Phares noted in 2010, “According to open-source reports, between 2001 and 2008, U.S. agencies stopped one or two terror attempts a year. However, from 2009 until today, the government has been uncovering one or two cases a month, a troubling growth in jihadi activities.”
A new survey reveals the dramatically changing face of religion in America, with the number of Muslims in the U.S. soaring 67% in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.
Data released Tuesday from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census shows Islam was the fastest growing religion in America in the last 10 years, with 2.6 million living in the U.S. today, up from 1 million in 2000.
Mormonism too saw remarkable growth, with a 45% increase in adherents. It added nearly 2 million members since 2000, bringing their number in the U.S. to 6.1 million.
“Both of these groups entered more than 200 counties that they weren’t in 10 years ago,” said Dale Jones, data analyst and mapping specialist for the Religion Census.
The findings represent religious people who attend services. Census surveyors collected data on congregational adherents of 236 religious groups, including full members, their children and others who regularly attend services, with a 5% margin of error.
In the Midwest and parts of the South there are now more Muslims than Jews for the first time. Immigration from parts of the Muslim world and a small rise in conversions are the driving force behind the growth, researchers said. Jones also speculated that the burst of anti-Islam sentiment after the 9/11 attacks could have done more to grow the religion’s presence in the U.S. than slow it. Those on the fence about converting to Islam may have decided to do so on principle. Continue reading this article
Be sure to watch the 3-minute video below that shows how public schools teach an inaccurate, sanitized and politically correct view of Islam to innocent American kids.
Act for America reviewed popular textbooks from mainstream publishers used in the sixth through twelfth grades, “Education or Indoctrination?” and found the books avoided the unpleasant truth about sharia law’s violence, the treatment of women and the discrimination against non-Muslims in dar al-Islam.
WASHINGTON — Through the years, American public schools have taught students that Nazism, communism, and other totalitarian ideologies should be opposed.
But when it comes to the current war with Islamic jihadists, public schools are taking a much different course.
According to a new report, students are getting a white-washed version of what our enemies believe, and it could have dangerous implications for America’s future.
For students in America’s middle and high schools, 9/11 is a distant memory. Some were still toddlers when the World Trade Center towers fell.
But if they’re looking for answers in their history textbooks about who attacked the United States and why, they may be disappointed.
One 2003 world geography textbook widely used in public schools gives the following explanation for the 9/11 attacks:
“On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four passenger planes, crashing two of them into New York City’s World Trade Center and the third into the Pentagon. The devastation and loss of so many lives made the United States firmly resolved to rid the world of terrorism.”
Guy Rodgers, a former public school teacher who is now executive director of ACT! for America Education, noted that while the text mentions terrorism or a terrorist attack, it never mentions Islam or that the attackers were Muslim. Continue reading this article
It’s odd that Hannity started out with a question about immigration but seemed uninterested in the answer about demographic change in Europe. Hannity says he is worried about World War 3 fought against Islam, presumably in reference to a nuclear Iran and its belief in the 12th imam apocalypse.
I’m more concerned about civil wars within nations where Muslims establish their own enclaves, specifically “no-go zones” unfriendly to police and non-Muslims, and expand their Islo-territory from there. That process is already underway. The strength of nation-states is their cultural unity, and if that cohesion disappears then countries cannot defend themselves from international threats.
Inviting a fifth column through immigration of a historic enemy of the West has been one of the worst public policies ever.
Adis Medunjanin (pictured), a confederate of Najibullah Zazi, was convicted Tuesday on all counts of scheming to set off suicide bombs in crowded subways. Medunjanin had travelled to Pakistan to learn the techniques of mass murder and hoped to kill US soldiers, but the jihad bosses wanted him and his high school classmates (who also had American passports) to create havoc in the US homeland.
The 28-year-old Bosnian native was a graduate of Flushing High School who certainly has experienced American freedoms, but thought it would be better to murder the people who had foolishly opened their country to him.
Bosnian Muslims are supposed to be the elusive “moderates” we hear about but rarely see. But the country has been represented previously in hostile Muslim activities, like the Salt Lake rampage of refugee Sulejman Talovic who murdered six people in a shopping center. Another is Anes Subasic, an immigrant Bosnian who is awaiting trial for involvement in a plot to attack a Marine base and other targets.
Today we see a convicted Muslim immigrant who plotted to blow up a subway, a scheme that was thwarted. Let’s hope we don’t next see a city nuked by another unfriendly immigrant, one who wasn’t caught before the act. Muslim immigration is a threat to national security, and America should learn from Europe’s bad experience with Islamic diversity.
A Queens man was convicted of a host of terrorism charges on Tuesday for participating in a plot led by Al Qaeda to stage suicide attacks in the New York subways, an effort that prosecutors said was stopped just days before three former high school classmates planned to set off a series of homemade bombs during rush hour.
The two-week trial offered a rare look at the evolution of a terrorist plot and the workings of Qaeda training camps where the former classmates received their orders. Two of the classmates and two other convicted terrorists testifying for the government described the plot, sharing their secrets from the witness stand in a packed public courtroom.
The plot began after the defendant, Adis Medunjanin, traveled to Pakistan with two friends with the intention of fighting American troops in Afghanistan. The friends testified that they were instead recruited to a Qaeda training camp, where they were told that they would be far more valuable to their cause by returning to the United States to carry out an act of terrorism.
A lawyer for Mr. Medunjanin, 28, a naturalized citizen born in Bosnia, argued that Mr. Medunjanin had dropped out of the plot after falling out with the friends, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay.
The trial, in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, put on full display the government’s efforts to prosecute terrorists in criminal court, which has been the subject of controversy in recent years, with critics arguing that security risks make military tribunals a more appropriate venue.
Federal authorities have called the subway plot one of the most serious threats to national security since the Sept. 11 attacks, but the trial concluded without incident. The courthouse, which sits alongside a public park, had no noticeable increase in security.
The jury deliberated for nearly a day, sending several notes to the Judge John Gleeson to seek clarification of the charges, before finding Mr. Medunjanin guilty on all counts. When the foreman read the verdict on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Medunjanin, who rarely showed emotion during the trial, raised his palms upward and said a prayer. He faces life in prison at his sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 7. Continue reading this article
The title refers to how Muslim jihadists regard him — as a target. Wilders got that distinction by warning Europe about the threat hostile Islam poses to all the rights we hold dear, starting with freedom itself. (See my 2008 VDARE.com article Geert Wilders’ Campaign to Save the West.)
His production of the 17-minute film Fitna in 2008 got the Muslims’ attention, and not in a good way. The film took writings from Islamic holy texts and illustrated them with Muslim behavior in modern life. You can watch Fitna online. As a result of his honesty, Wilders must live with 24/7 security to protect his life from Muslims who are bent on killing him.
I am happy to be in New York again, even though in my country today it is Queen’s day, a national celebration. This is why I am wearing my orange tie.
Thank you, Nina, for organizing this event and giving me the opportunity to address all of you. It is always good to be among friends. It is an honor to be here in the presence of so many people who care for the preservation of freedom in our civilization.
It is great to be in America, the beacon of liberty, the land of the free, the land where people are still allowed to speak freely. I know what I am talking about. I was acquitted after a legal ordeal that lasted almost 3 years. I had been brought to court for criticizing Islam.
Though at the end of the day I was acquitted, the court case had been a disgrace. It was a time-, money- and energy-consuming nightmare. This charade that happened in the Netherlands for the last few years could not have happened in your great country, where the First Amendment guarantees people the freedom to express their opinions.
The first Amendment is what we need in the Netherlands and Europe.
I am in New York for the release of my book “Marked for Death”. It explains why Islam is the largest threat to freedom which the world is currently facing. It argues why Islam is a totalitarian ideology rather than a religion. It reveals how Islam has already profoundly changed Europe in the last decades. It exposes the cultural relativism which has affected Europe so deeply that many in Europe refuse to stand for liberty and prefer to appease Islam.
As you know, people who speak out like myself and I pay a steep price for speaking these truths. Apart from legal attempts to silence me, there are also the threats by radical Muslims to kill me. I have been living under permanent police protection for almost eight years now. People like me pay this price for speaking the truth about Islam. But I do not regret one word. I see it as my duty to warn the West. Continue reading this article
Last night in Dearborn, Michigan, while the Islamic supremacists raged and fulminated, we held our Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference on Honor Killing. We told the whole truth about the justifications for honor killing in Islamic law, and other related instances of aspects of Islamic law advancing in the U.S. We stood determined to defend the principles of the equality of dignity of all people, and their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It was a superb evening, thanks in large part to your support. The Islamic supremacist/Leftist smear and hate machine was out in force, holding a rally of their own earlier in the day and then attempting to storm our event and get in despite the fact that they had not registered. We had advertised for weeks that no one would be admitted without registering first. With their usual mendacity they have tried to spin this as our not allowing Muslims into the conference, but if no Muslims really got in, that was solely because no Muslims registered — if indeed there were indeed no Muslims inside. In any case, while these disturbances were roiling outside the door, our crack security detail, made possible by your kind and generous donations in response to our appeal Saturday, ensured that only those who registered got in, and that thuggish Leftist and Islamic supremacist brownshirts were unable to harm the speakers or attendees.
All the media excitement about Mexican illegal immigration allegedly stopping has been conflated into the idea that border anarchy is over. It’s not. There are billions of poor people around the world who would love to relocate to the First World and a better standard of living.
TULTITLAN, Mexico — About 200 impoverished and undocumented migrants recently packed into a small building in this ramshackle town 20 miles north of Mexico City.
Nearly all were from Honduras and headed for the U.S. border. Almost none spoke a word in the shelter’s dark main room, where the only thing thicker than the smell of unwashed clothes was a sense of fear.
“Yeah, I’m scared,” said Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains to arrive at the shelter, one of more than a dozen run by the Catholic Church in Mexico to provide refuge for migrants.
“Everything’s been all right so far, but going forward, I’m afraid. Sometimes criminal guys hop on the train, and they’ll rob you or kill you.”
Migrants in search of jobs in the U.S. face a gantlet of life-or-death risks in their treks across Mexico from its southern border: Many fall prey to extortion, kidnapping, rape and killing by crooked police and criminal gangs.
It’s a harsh reality that increasingly has undermined efforts by Mexican political leaders to reform their nation’s immigration laws in response to criticism from the international community.
Relief workers say violence against migrants is particularly common along popular transit routes in eastern Mexico, vast stretches of which are controlled by the ruthless Los Zetas drug cartel.
The Zetas make a steady side business in kidnapping migrants, targeting those with relatives already based in the United States who can pay ransoms.
Migrants are killed for refusing to join the cartel or carry drugs across the U.S. border.
Such was the case in August 2010, when the bodies of 72 slain Central and South Americans turned up in a field in northeastern Mexico, about 100 miles south of McAllen, Texas.
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission followed the incident with a report citing the abductions of more than 11,300 migrants in a six-month period in 2010.
The Rev. Pedro Pantoja, a Catholic priest who runs a shelter for migrants in Saltillo, capital of the northeastern state of Coahuila, says the situation hasn’t improved since then.
“The Zetas have free reign to operate with impunity in Coahuila,” Father Pantoja said. “There’s always a presence of organized crime throughout the movement of migrants. Continue reading this article
The article linked below has the usual dreary statistics about the failure of hispanics to graduate from high school, a basic measure of educational assimilation. The report being reviewed is specific to Arizona, but there’s no reason to think the cultural norm of disinterest in school among hispanic kids isn’t pretty universal.
But wait a minute — didn’t Pew Hispanic report a near-miraculous uptick in hispanics enrolled in college not long ago?
Yes. In fact, the Pew researchers found a surge of 24 percent from 2009 to 2010: Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups. The Pew report credited “rising educational attainment” as the main factor for the improvement, which doesn’t fit with other reports, such as the Arizona data. A substantial portion (46%) of students were attending two-year community colleges, which may explain a little.
Are the hispanic kids getting taxpayer funding to major in easy subjects like chicano studies or basket-weaving to make Obama’s numbers look good? The press cheerfully reports increased enrollment of diverse persons, but it often is not curious about graduation rates and other measures of educational success.
A new report says Arizona hasn’t made much progress in closing the educational-achievement gap for Latinos in the past decade, and it predicts dire consequences to the state’s economy if nothing changes.
One example of how the educational-achievement gap has changed little in the past 10 years: The percentage of Latinos ages 25 to 34 who had a bachelor’s degree or higher increased only 1 percentage point to a total of 9 percent, compared with 32 percent for Whites.
The study, titled “Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona’s Economic Future,” comes 10 years after the institute issued a similar report that was considered a warning and a call to action. The latest report predicts that the failure to close the achievement gap poses a grave threat to the state’s economic health. The key reason is that Latinos are expected to make up a majority of Arizona’s population and wage earners in the future. Continue reading this article
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