The controversy is somewhat dense, starting with five Republican members of Congress writing sober letters to relevant agencies inquiring whether Abedin had undergone proper background checks, for which they were condemned by the GOP establishment and the obedient media. Former prosecutor of terror cases Andrew McCarthy spoke up in defense of the Congresspersons in a detailed argument presented at the National Press Club, where he summarized, “Ms. Abedin had a very lengthy affiliation with an institute founded by a top figure at the nexus between Saudi terror funding, Brotherhood ideology, and al Qaeda’s jihad against the United States… No one I know, least of all me, is contending that President Obama or Secretary Clinton needed Huma Abedin in order to develop Islamist sympathies.”
Ezra Levant of Canada’s Sun TV recently presented a brief explanation of “Who is Huma Abedin?” showing her activities in jihadist Muslim organizations. Why is such a person plugged in at the highest level of the American government? Inquiring still minds want to know.
The Opravda media has informed us that the Democratic National Convention set to re-coronate Barak Obama for a second term will be a celebration of diversity, with a special emphasis on women’s issues.
It’s curious then that the Dems are welcoming an unsavory bunch of Muslims, a tribe justly famous around the world for its crude sexism and how Muslim immigration reduces the freedom of women. The group is known as the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA) and its website exhorts followers to attend the DNC for all the fun Islamic activities, like a mass prey-in, a fancy banquet and a cultural festival plus plenty of complaints about “Islamophobia” and focus on the “plight” of Muslims residing in meanie America.
According to investigators who keep track of who’s who among the hostile Muslim community, we should be wary of leader Siraj Wahhaj, listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 WTC bombing, and Jibril Hough, who has declared his allegiance to Islam and sharia over the US Constitution. These are not people who want to become assimilated members of the American community.
It is troubling that the Democratic National Convention has decided to promote and lend its name and national political platform to the organizers of the “Jummah at the DNC”. The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj as advertised are no moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.
A quick Google search by the DNC would have shown them that Hough and Wahhaj are leaders in the separatist American Islamist movement. While they may be able to get a few thousand Muslims to attend the event, they are NOT going to be mainstream Muslims. Most will likely come from Hough and Wahhaj’s radical networks that have long been entrenched in the Charlotte area. Make no mistake they are part of the Islamist movement.
This is not about their right of assembly; this group under a different name pulled the same stunt at the US capitol in 2009 claiming 20k and getting 2-3k. THIS IS ABOUT the DNC calling this an “official function” listing these radicals as typical of the DNC community and more importantly about this organization speaking out AS representing supposedly typical American Muslims (or “Mainstream”).
If that is who the DNC is consorting with then all Americans, Democrats should be concerned. There are many patriotic Muslims who are part of both parties, and when radical ideologues like this do a demonstration of “solidarity” in the name of our faith and choose an imam like Siraj Wahhaj who I saw with my own eyes in 1995 seditiously say it his duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the US Constitution with the Quran — then we need to speak up! Continue reading this article
Anyway, the deal for state identification/DLs is not quite a fait accompli, apparently. There is still an attempt to maintain the appearance of law, even in the thug state of Mexifornia. The end result will be the same though.
Democratic legislators are working with Gov. Jerry Brown and Department of Motor Vehicles officials to provide driver’s licenses to hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants now eligible to work under President Obama’s new “deferred action” policy.
“In the past, the argument against providing driver’s licenses has been that it would be rewarding someone who has broken the law,” said state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. “But now we’re talking about people who, by definition, have not broken any laws.”
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, announced by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in June, allows undocumented immigrants younger than 31 who were brought to this country illegally before they were 16 to apply for protection from deportation for a two-year renewable term. It applies to young people who are in school, completed school or served honorably in the armed forces and who do not have serious criminal records.
It’s a much-watered-down version of the Dream Act for young immigrants, which Obama and his fellow Democrats have been unable to get through Congress.
But while the eligibility standards for the new program are clear, it is far less certain what the effects will be in California and the rest of the nation.
States set the rules When it comes to driver’s licenses, for example, each state sets its own eligibility rules, said Ann Morse of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Governors in Texas, Arizona and Nebraska, for example, already have promised to block any efforts to provide driver’s licenses or any other state services to young people under the deferred action program.
“The question is how the states want to treat this new class” of applicants, she said. “And one of the questions that’s still unanswered is what documents the federal government will provide under the new program.”
The document question is at the center of the California talks. Democrats who control the Legislature would like to see an administrative order that automatically grants the more than 400,000 immigrants eligible for deferment the right to a driver’s license. DMV officials, however, argue that even with such an order, they might not be able to grant the licenses legally.
“It appears that young people who receive federal deferrals will be eligible for California driver’s licenses, but it remains uncertain whether clarifying (state) legislation or regulations will be necessary,” said Michael Marando, a spokesman for the DMV. Continue reading this article
By comparison, the politically correct BBC published an Aug 14 article Witchcraft-based child abuse: Action plan launched with no mention of the problem’s foreign cause. In fact, one abuse expert assured the public that the problem was due to “cruelty not culture,” as if white English persons were normally holding sorcery rituals to harm children.
Of the various barbarities brought by uber-diverse immigration, one the worst is witchcraft, because many of the victims are children. If a kid acts up a lot, he may be accused of being possessed by a demon and require torture to exorcise.
Not only do believers treat disobedient kids with exorcism but children can be used as human sacrifice, as apparently happened to a Nigerian boy (dubbed Adam, pictured) whose torso was found in the Thames in 2001 after he had been chopped up for use in barbaric rituals. (See my blog Decade-Long Mystery of Adam Is Semi-Solved.)
Either way, kids lose. Along with the rest of Britain and the civilized rational world.
The recent report from the Daily Mail, filled with photos of victims and perps, helpfully reviews the sorry history of witchcraft-based crimes against children and adults that show no sign of letting up.
They appeared to be upright and decent members of our society. She dressed smartly, and had worked for Marks & Spencer.
He drove a top-of-the-range Mercedes and spent his spare time coaching a local women’s football team.
But unbeknown to their neighbours and friends, this couple living in their suburban London flat led a terrifying secret life.
They practised African black magic or voodoo, and on Christmas Day in 2010 they murdered a teenage boy in the belief he was a witch.
To rid the 15-year-old of his ‘demons’, the couple attacked him with knives, sticks, metal bars, a hammer, pliers and a chisel until he begged to die.
After three days of torture, Kristy Bamu was put in the bath and hosed down with cold water to get rid of the blood on his body. Horribly injured, he slid under the water as the bath filled up, and drowned.
Details of Kristy’s murder were revealed at a trial at London’s Old Bailey which ended earlier this year.
Football coach Eric Bikubi, 28, and his partner, Magalie Bamu, 29, Kristy’s sister, were each sentenced to life imprisonment for killing him at their eighth-floor apartment in Newham, East London.
The case was a shocking reminder of how witchcraft, with its roots in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean, is now practised in the heart of our multicultural cities and towns.
Nine days before Kristy’s death, a mother disembowelled her four-year-old daughter to ‘exorcise evil spirits’ at her home in Hackney, London.
Shayma Ali strangled the child before stabbing her 40 times with a kitchen knife because she believed she was possessed by a spirit referred to in the Islamic holy book, the Koran. Continue reading this article
Besides the job loss to California residents, there is also a national security threat inherent in handing out state identification to anyone can pass for under 50 who shows up. Advertising that California is the go-to place for IDs seems unwise, since broadcasting that fact is a huge magnet for bad guys from jihadists to crack dealers.
California will issue driver’s licenses to hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants once the Obama administration grants them work permits, the state Department of Motor Vehicles says.
The state’s decision is the opposite from Arizona’s, where Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday afternoon signed an executive order outlawing driver’s licenses for anyone who benefits from the new federal deportation relief.
One legislator said most Californians oppose licensing illegal immigrants and predicted renewed debate over the issue.
The Obama administration left it up to the states to decide if they will issue driver’s licenses to the young people brought to the country illegally as children but now eligible for temporary work permits.
Arizona was the first to say no, and California — home to more than 400,000 young immigrants expected to qualify — the first to say yes.
A 1993 California law banning driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants remains in place, but the DMV will treat as “temporary legal residents” anyone who qualifies for the federal deportation relief program, meaning the state ban no longer applies to them, DMV spokesman Mike Marando said Wednesday.
“California law is not changing. California is and remains a ‘legal presence’ state, however those applicants approved by (the Department of Homeland Security) will become temporary legal residents,” Marando said.
That did not sit well with Southern California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia.
“I think there’s going to be a huge debate right here in California over that very issue,” said Donnelly, a vocal opponent of illegal immigration. “The vast majority of Californians are adamantly opposed to giving driver’s licenses to illegals.” Continue reading this article
One of his issues has been to force recalcitrant nations to accept their deportable criminal aliens. Poe’s solution, in the Deport Convicted Foreign Criminals Act HR 3256, has been to end diplomatic visas for irresponsible countries, and if that doesn’t get the miscreant’s attention, then stop other sorts of visas. (Read his introduction to the bill on the House floor, Oct. 25, 2011, Deport Foreign Criminals or watch a video).
The difficulty here is that the Supreme Court has ruled that illegal alien criminals cannot be held indefinitely if their homelands refuse to take them back. As a result, some very violent foreigners have been released onto American streets and have committed terrible crimes.
Today’s update from Fox News (below) includes some egregious cases of horrific murders committed by released foreign felons, two of which I have reported earlier.
One awful crime was the murder of beloved grandmother and community member Lois Decker, 73 (pictured below). Her killer, Shafiqul Islam of Bangladesh, had been convicted of child sex abuse in 2008 and was supposed to be deported, but was eventually released instead because his country wouldn’t take him. (For details, see Illegal Alien Bangladeshi Is Sentenced for Murdering Hillsdale NY Grandmother.)
Following is Tuesday’s report. Note how a major obstruction to protecting public safety is the State Department, which is one of the more unaccountable agencies in Washington. It’s disappointing even a scaled-back bill looks to be going nowhere — another sign that the safety of American citizens counts for zero in the capital city.
Long after they were ordered out of the country, thousands of criminal aliens from places like China, Cuba, Vietnam and Pakistan remain free in the United States to commit new crimes because their home countries refuse to take them back.
For years, this unique problem percolated under the political radar. But recent crimes by immigrant felons have lawmakers scrambling to punish nations that refuse to repatriate their own citizens. The Obama administration and many Democrats in Congress, however, are blocking punitive legislation, preferring to let the State Department handle the issue diplomatically.
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, is leading the charge in Congress to change the law, pushing to withhold visas to nations that refuse to take back their own.
“I don’t know why the State Department seems to take the side of foreign countries over our own American interest in the United States,” Poe said, urging the U.S. to tell those countries: “Look, you take these people back or the consequence is going to be no visas for your nation.”
Under a 2001 Supreme Court decision, U.S. immigration officials are only permitted to hold someone for six months after their incarceration. So when a home nation refuses to take back their national, the U.S. is required to release them — no matter what they’ve done.
The issue recently came to Poe’s attention after three especially heinous crimes were committed by men ordered deported years ago.
In June, a judge sentenced 22-year-old Shafiqul Islam, a Bangladeshi national, for the murder of 73-year-old Lois Decker.
“This man was a dangerous criminal,” said Hudson New York District Attorney Paul Czajka. “He should not have been in the United States. At the very least, he should have been in detention.”
Islam murdered Decker after serving a year for sexually assaulting a child. After his release from prison, a judge ordered Islam deported.
Not that a required book reading is a bad notion per se, but look at the choice. Out of many thousands of suitable titles in print — Moby Dick! Team of Rivals! — the selection of “Enrique’s Journey” is an insult to traditional American values, like sovereignty. These days, it’s unfashionable to address issues of law and fairness, because having the proper emotional response is more valued in academia.
The articles/book followed the trek of a Honduran boy crossing illegally into the United States to join up with his mother, also an unlawful entrant.
Plus, there is also a website for the book, which includes ways that persons touched by Enrique’s struggle can “help” foreign lawbreakers — specifically where to send money.
The professors who chose the book may have thought that starting off with Marx might be too challenging for young readers.
Interestingly, NPR interviewed Rick Mayes, associate professor of public policy from the University of Richmond, about his use of the book in his classroom:
“It’s a great book, and the students do respond to it very emotionally. We, at the University of Richmond, we try to take the learning out of the classroom and into the community as best we can. And this book is a great catalyst for that. We end up taking them to two local destinations. One is a free health clinic that ends up serving a lot of the people that are described in the book by local clinicians. And we get to interview both the patients and the clinicians who devote their lives to it. And that produces another kind of emotional response when they see people who have very basic health needs that aren’t met.”
Everybody gets trained as a community organizer filled with touchy-feely empathy for the diverse downtrodden — that’s college education for too many these days. Look at the Occupiers. They graduated the liberal curriculum and pitched their tents on public property with a list of vague but insistent demands for social justice.
LYNN NEARY, HOST: Every summer, many incoming college freshmen get their first assignment: common reads. Colleges and universities assign the same book for freshman to read over the summer and follow it up with a discussion once they arrive on campus. Up first in our Freshman Reads series is Sonia Nazario’s widely read book “Enrique’s Journey.” Since its release in 2006, freshmen across the country have been absorbed by the story of a Honduran boy’s perilous trek across borders in hopes of reuniting with his mother in the United States after 11 years of separation.
It continues to be on the reading list of not just colleges and universities, but common reads for many cities, as well. Sonia Nazario joins us in a moment. But first, we want to hear from you. If you’ve read “Enrique’s Journey,” what did you take away from it? Our number is 800-989-8255, and our email address is email@example.com. You can join the conversation on Twitter. Tweet us @totn. Sonia Nazario won a Pulitzer Prize for her 2002 reporting on the real-life journey that is “Enrique’s Journey.”
We turned her reporting in the book. And Sonia Nazario joins us now. She turned her reporting into a book, and Sonia Nazario joins us now by phone.
Welcome to the program, Sonia.
SONIA NAZARIO: It’s an honor to be here. Thank you, Lynn.
NEARY: Now, your book revolves around a very important, very sensitive, very timely topic in this country right now: immigration. So why do you think that is a good subject for a book that freshmen will be reading as they start college?
NAZARIO: Well, I think in terms of college, a lot of colleges look for a checklist of 10 different things that they’re looking for in a book. And much to my delight, “Enrique’s Journey” had a lot of those elements. I think what’s unique about it is that it broadens an awareness of cultures other than what most people know, and it promotes global awareness, which is one of those things on that checklist. But it’s also about something that’s happening in a lot of these students’ backyards. Continue reading this article
Are diversity and one-worlderism worth social breakdown and civil war? Greece is asking that question, and its officials seem to take the danger of civil turmoil seriously, as evidenced by their round-up of illegal aliens recently, although massive deportations have not yet been seen.
According to most of the media, Greece’s misery and unrest is completely due to its economic situation, which is certainly very bad. But not everyone agrees with that characterization, clearly, when an official calls the unwanted influx the nation’s “greatest invasion ever.” Greece is the on-ramp of Europe, where illegals find it easy to enter Europe from Africa and Asia. It’s estimated that 10 percent of residents are illegal aliens, and many are young men of employable age — that’s rough in a country where the most recent unemployment rate was 23.1 percent (May). More than half of young people under 25 are jobless — 54.9 percent.
The most recent violence has been a firebombing of the office of the Golden Dawn, a political party which calls for tough immigration enforcement and a pro-Greek agenda. The attack followed a murder of an Iraqi in Athens which was called a racist act.
The tribal violence is regrettable, but predictable. The Greeks are acting like typical humans, hard-wired to protect their group’s interests.
We all like our own tribe the best because we feel safe among those who share our values and understand our jokes. When diversity gets out of hand and the citizens are harmed by the lawbreaking newbies, then anger results.
So America should learn from Greece’s example, not merely to avoid spending off a cliff, but also to return to being a nation of laws, where the Obama vision of selected groups having special rights is rejected.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities say arsonists have firebombed an Athens office of a far-right, anti-immigrant party, a day after the suspected racist murder of an Iraqi man in the Greek capital.
The fire brigade says nobody was hurt in Monday’s attack on the Golden Dawn facility in the central Pangrati area. The assailants escaped arrest.
The party, which rejects the neo-Nazi label, won 18 of the Greek Parliament’s 300 seats in June elections by running on an anti-immigration, nationalist platform.
Debt-crippled Greece is the European Union’s main entry point for illegal immigrants.
The government has sought to blunt Golden Dawn’s rising influence by placing illegal immigrants in detention camps pending their deportation.
The party’s ascendance has been coupled with growing reports of attacks on immigrants. The Iraqi’s attackers remain at large and unidentified.
As McCarthy summarized, “Ms. Abedin had a very lengthy affiliation with an institute founded by a top figure at the nexus between Saudi terror funding, Brotherhood ideology, and al Qaeda’s jihad against the United States.” Even so, he further observed, “No one I know, least of all me, is contending that President Obama or Secretary Clinton needed Huma Abedin in order to develop Islamist sympathies.” (Text of the speech is here.)
The latest episode in this drama shows how national security has become dangerously off-kilter in the current administration. President Obama used the occasion of his White House iftar Ramadan dinner to praise the “patriotism” of Huma Abedin — as pictured below…
A couple of highlights videos have appeared pulling important clips from McCarthy’s nearly 2-hour Press Club speech plus Q&A. Vladtepes has edited together one that emphasizes the background. Below is another, which lists the rather alarming changes made in US policy under the Obama administration regarding the Muslim Brotherhood (see the bulleted list here):
Obama’s support of Huma was covered by the mainstream press:
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an “American patriot” after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization.
“She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear,” Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
“The American people owe her a debt of gratitude because Huma is an American patriot and an example of what we need in this country — more public servants with her sense of decency, her grace and her generosity of spirit.”
In June, Representative Michele Bachmann along with four other Republican lawmakers questioned Abedin’s security clearance in a letter to the State Department’s inspector general. They suggested members of her family had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, which the writers said may be seeking access to high levels of the U.S. government.
“If my family members were associated with Hamas, a terrorist organization, that alone could be sufficient to disqualify me from getting a security clearance,” Bachmann said on conservative host Glenn Beck’s talk show. Continue reading this article
Repentance has not come to Private Abdo during his period of incarceration before trial and sentencing. In fact, he doubled down on his dedication to Islo-supremacism and mass murder for Allah. He was made to wear a mask in court because he spit blood at officers escorting him.
Furthermore, at sentencing he vowed to continue jihad from behind bars. Maybe he doesn’t understand that the purpose of prison is to restrict anti-social behavior.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Naser Jason Abdo sat alone in court with his hands shackled and a white cloth secured over his mouth and neck. The soldier who went AWOL and plotted to kill other troops outside a Texas Army post remained defiant Friday as he was sentenced to life in prison, not asking for mercy and vowing to never end what he considers his holy war.
“I will continue until the day the dead are called to account for their deeds,” Abdo said in a low, gravelly voice through the cloth mask.
A federal judge sentenced Abdo, 22, to two life terms plus additional time. The federal prison system offers no chance of parole. He was convicted of planning what he claimed would have been a massive attack on a Texas restaurant filled with troops from Fort Hood.
In court, Abdo referred to Maj. Nidal Hasan — the Army psychiatrist soon to be tried in a deadly shooting rampage at that Army post — as “my brother.” He said he lived in Hasan’s shadow despite “efforts to outdo him.” Continue reading this article
McCarthy took pains to say that just the appearance of a conflict of interest was a disqualifier in background checks a few years ago, but that’s no longer the case, apparently. That fact alone should be a wake-up call.
Of all the important points elucidated in the presentation, McCarthy’s list of ways the State Department has bent to the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood is particularly disturbing:
Still, it is Congress’s responsibility to scrutinize executive branch policy, especially when the policy choices endanger the nation. Let’s consider just some of those policy choices in the last three-and-a-half years. Since 2009, the Obama administration has abandoned the federal government’s prior policy against dealing directly and formally with the Muslim Brotherhood. The State Department has not only been supportive of this dramatic shift; it has embraced a number of Muslim Brotherhood positions that undermine both American constitutional rights and our alliance with Israel. To name just a few manifestations of this policy sea change:
● The State Department has an emissary in Egypt who trains operatives of the Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations in democracy procedures. We’re helping them get elected.
● The State Department announced that the Obama administration would be “satisfied” with the election of a Muslim Brotherhood–dominated government in Egypt.
● The State Department has collaborated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a bloc of governments heavily influenced by the Brotherhood, in seeking to restrict American free-speech rights in deference to sharia prohibitions against examination and negative criticism of Islam. Continue reading this article
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