This is a disappointing outcome. In the spirit of equal justice under the law, one would hope to see the message sent to Islamic immigrants that honor killings in America will be dealt with as harshly as possible. But this jury did not represent that view.
Anyway, Almaleki looks to get a substantial prison term, so the trial was not a complete washout. However, the Arizona taxpayer is dinged for his imprisonment costs and American values are again assaulted by Muslim diversity via unwise immigration.
A Maricopa County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found an Iraqi immigrant guilty of running down his daughter and another woman in a Peoria parking lot in Oct. 2009.
Faleh Hassan Al-Maleki was found guilty of second-degree murder for killing his daughter Noor, 20, and of aggravated assault for injuring her boyfriend’s mother, Amal Khalaf, 41. He was also found guilty of two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal or injury accident.
It was never a “who-done-it” trial.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys didn’t dispute that Al-Maleki hit the two women. But they disagreed on whether he meant to do it. The jury’s job was to determine if Al-Maleki had committed first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, or the lesser offenses of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Either way, Al-Maleki was likely to spend the rest of his life in prison. Continue reading this article
In addition, criminals have created their own violent religion to reflect their values, in which they worship the patron saint of smuggling Jesus Malverde (pictured) and Saint Death (see my article Mexico Mainlines Malevolence).
These days, celebrating narco-diversity has been taken up by the criminals themselves, who post their own bloody Youtube videos. Doing so has the twofer advantage of intimidating their enemies and expressing pride in their work.
Unfortunately, Mexican kids residing here and in the dear homeland are marinated in this poison. Why should they finish the eighth grade when they can be a flashy killer? Permitting millions from a retrograde, crime-friendly culture to live in America is a long-term serious mistake.
Warring drug cartels fighting for turf in Mexico, especially near the border, seem to be winning a battle for the hearts and minds of many young people enticed by the power, money and flashy images that glamorize the narco lifestyle.
Songs that glorify drug lords, movies about their exploits and social networks, offer a seductive view of a violent lifestyle.
Narco corridos, or ballads, about the life and death legends of drug traffickers have existed as long as there have been smugglers. But the current rise of narco culture parallels the growth of powerful drug cartels.
Mexican Narco cinema, which enjoyed a heyday in the 70s still captures a wide audience on video with action-packed scenes featuring big trucks, big guns, and battling drug smugglers.
But these days the B movies have been replaced by real life crime scenes posted by traffickers and young hit men on YouTube. Some are set to music and showcase gruesome killings.
University of Texas at El Paso professor, Howard Campbell, calls it “a counterculture of criminality.” Campbell is an anthropologist and the author of ”Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juarez.”
Campbell explains, “This whole style of living, this counterculture of crime, has become actually seductive for hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico and especially the young.” Continue reading this article
The recent documentary Iranium focuses on the specific danger Iran poses, and how it is seeking to penetrate America’s weaknesses. Sean Hannity devoted his one-hour program to the film last Friday, with clips and discussion. Part 1 (below) introduces the Latin American connection, which continues in Part 2 and Part 3.)
Here the connection between Hezbollah and Mexican drug cartels is again made:
As if the threat of deadly drug cartels in Mexico wasn’t enough, some of them are joining forces with Middle East terror groups.
“Hezbollah are absolute masters at identifying existing smuggling infrastructures,” says former DEA Chief of Operations Mike Braun, adding that the group “is developing relations with those responsible for operating those smuggling operations and then forming close relations with them, so that they can move anything they have an interest into virtually anywhere in the world.” That comment comes from former DEA Chief of Operations Mike Braun. He goes on to tell me that the Middle East terror group is “rubbing shoulders” with drug cartels around the globe.
My military and Department of Homeland Security contacts are insistent…it’s not if Hezbollah operatives have been smuggled into the U.S….but how many? They note that drug tunnels are becoming much more sophisticated and striking similar as tunnels being used by terror organizations to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip. My contacts also say they have real concern that bombing techniques used in the Middle East to promote terror are now also being used inside Mexico, as the cartels war with each other and anyone in their way.
This comes as Mexican authorities busted a senior Hezbollah operative who employed Mexicans nationals with family ties to Lebanon to set up the network, designed to target Israel and the West, according to multiple reports. The man’s name is Jameel Nasr and he was arrested after a Mexican surveillance operation revealed that he traveled frequently to Lebanon to receive information and instructions from Hezbollah commanders and he also spent several months in Venezuela working with the terror group and Hugo Chavez’s people.
Meantime, over this past weekend President Calderon of Mexico sent a significant number of troops to the border regions and while they are there to help battle the cartels, they have also been sent to deal with the growing connection to Hezbollah. As one contact told me, “Mexico knows the seriousness of a cartel connection with Hezbollah and the threat to their national security.” Continue reading this article
Today’s evidence: loudmouth British Muslim Anjem Choudary (who has called for an Islam-ruled UK, including the conversion of the Queen) intends to organize a sedition rally in Washington next month, preaching an overthrow of the Constitution and representative government for a sharia-compliant rulership. He is quite a piece of work.
Muslims are nothing if not supremely pushy. In 2009 they called for 50k Allah-worshippers to come raise their butts on Capitol Hill to mark territory (shown below) although not nearly that many showed up. Because of Islam’s deep-seated sexism, men and women were segregated on the Capitol grounds. This is the diversity we are supposed to celebrate as a result of Muslim immigration.
Isn’t advocating the violent overthrow of the government something that normally prevents visa issuance? It will be interesting to see how this case plays out under the Obama administration.
A hardline Muslim cleric who sparked anger across the U.S. with his anti-American comments in a television interview this month is to hold a protest outside the White House.
British extremist Anjem Choudary – who once said ‘the flag of Islam will fly over the White House’ – has announced he will lead a demonstration calling on Muslims to establish the Sharia law across America.
The rally, planned for March 3, is to take place just weeks after his on-screen row with Fox News presenter Sean Hannity.
Mr Choudary, 43, called Americans ‘the biggest criminals in the world today.’
The hope for positive political change in Egypt has caused a number of its emigres to consider departing for the land of their birth. The New York Times naturally reports this an an upbeat tale of modern diversity and mobility.
The unspoken reality, too negative for the Times, is that most immigrants are essentially squatters who will pick up and go home if circumstances improve. The move is their own business, of course, but the general cheapening of America into a handy world flophouse has demeaned the idea of national community and weakened sovereignty. It doesn’t help that our government allows dual citizenship, which further sends the message that patriotic assimilation is no longer expected of newbies, at least by elites in contrast to citizens.
Most immigrants come only for the money, with no intention of forming a loyalty bond. That is doubly true for persons of more alien cultures, such as Muslims. They won’t be happy without ummah-like social accoutrements, like muezzins squawking the allah prayer five times daily and women made less visible by identity-erasing burqas.
American culture is not a good fit with misogynous, repressive Islam.
LOS ANGELES — This week, Khaled Abou El Fadl has greeted each fellow Egyptian he sees with one word: “Mabrook,” or congratulations.
But quickly, their joy over the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak gives way to a rapid string of questions. Can they raise money here in the United States to help clean up Tahrir Square? Can they help revive the economy by urging friends to invest in Egyptian companies? Can they successfully lobby for the right to vote even though they have lived abroad for years?
And after weeks of watching events thousands of miles away unfold on television, another thought nags at them: Is it time to go home?
That is a profound question for Egyptian immigrants, many of whom left the country to escape an autocratic government and have built a prosperous life in the United States. They are eager to help rebuild their home country and wonder if they might put their talents to use there, bringing their experience with democracy to help reshape Egyptian society.
And yet many are loath to give up the freedoms they hope to see blossom in Egypt.
Mr. Abou El Fadl, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a critic of Mr. Mubarak, has spent hours on the phone in the last several days discussing ways to rewrite the Egyptian Constitution, including talks with some of the jurists selected to serve on the panel created by the interim military government.
“My heart, my soul and my intellect is just completely tied up into that, the democratic constitution we need in the Arab world,” he said. “One of the first calls I got was from a colleague there asking me to help. Would I quit my job? I don’t know that yet. I don’t know how to best contribute.”
The conversation about whether to stay or go is repeating itself at countless dinner tables, in urgent telephone calls and in posts on Facebook, particularly among highly educated and younger Egyptians who may have the most to lose by leaving the United States, but also the most to gain.
“I don’t think any of us are not seriously considering moving there,” said Nadine Wahab, 34, a public relations executive in Washington and a leader of the Egyptian Association for Change, which helped organize protests throughout the United States during the last several weeks. “Everyone is asking, What can I do? What would I be going back to? Where am I going to make the most impact?”
There are roughly 300,000 Egyptians living in the United States, according to the most recent census data, with the largest concentrations in Southern California and New York, and a smaller but close-knit cluster in the Washington area. Continue reading this article
Saturday’s Tea Party rally in Madison in support of Governor Scott Walker indicates otherwise. Thousands showed up to voice approval of responsible budgeting to bring Wisconsin’s red ink under control, including the reasonable reduction of benefits to union members. Many taxpayers are sick of being hosed by public employee unions.
Interestingly, the quintessential liberal, Franklin D. Roosevelt, thought public employee unions were a bad idea:
“The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,” Roosevelt wrote in 1937 to the National Federation of Federal Employees. Yes, public workers may demand fair treatment, wrote Roosevelt. But, he wrote, “I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place” in the public sector. “A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government.
One of the speakers was businessman, radio host and possible Presidential candidate Herman Cain:
In response to the Justice Department challenge of its effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Arizona has sued the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws. Most voters continue to support Arizona’s new immigration law and strongly believe states should be able to fight illegal immigration if the federal government is not.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters – two-out-of-three – think a state should have the right to enforce immigration laws if it believes the federal government is not enforcing them. Just 22% disagree and say states should not have that right. (To see survey question wording, click here).
Arizona is seeking reimbursement in its suit against the federal government, and nearly half (49%) believe the federal government should reimburse states for expenses incurred as a result of illegal immigration. Thirty percent (30%) say the government should not have to reimburse states, but another 21% are not sure.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters continue to favor passage of an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state. Twenty-eight percent (28%) oppose such a law, and 15% are undecided about it.
This is consistent with support for the law since its passage last spring, even after a federal judge put key provisions of it on hold in July as part of the Justice Department’s ongoing legal challenge. [. . .]
The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on February 16-17, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Republicans and 74% of voters not affiliated with either major party say states should have the right to enforce immigration laws if they believe the federal government is not. Democrats are almost evenly divided on the question.
Most Republicans also think the federal government should reimburse states for expenses due to illegal immigration, while Democrats and unaffiliated voters are more narrowly divided.
But 57% of unaffiliated voters support passage of a law like Arizona’s in their state, as do 77% of Republicans. A plurality (49%) of Democrats opposes passage of a law like that in their own state.
As is frequently the case, there’s a wide gap between the Political Class and Mainstream voters on these questions. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Political Class oppose passage of an Arizona-like law in their home state, while 69% of Mainstream voters favor such a law.
Similarly, 84% of those in the Mainstream think states should have the right to enforce immigration laws if they believe the federal government is not enforcing them. But 69% of Political Class voters say states should not have that right.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of all Likely Voters say gaining control of the border is more important in terms of immigration legislation than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. This finding has remained largely unchanged for years.
One small bump on the road to the media canonization of Egypt’s revolution as an assemblage of noble founding fathers: the brutal sexual mauling of CBS journalist Lara Logan by 200 men of Tahrir Square. Fortunately she was rescued by concerned Egyptian women and soldiers, or else she might never have been seen again. Fortunately she is recovering, or so say the reports.
Editor’s note: CNN producer and camerawoman Mary Rogers has lived and worked in Egypt since 1994. She joined CNN in 1981 and has covered conflicts in Somalia, Sierra Leone, the Congo, Iraq, Chechnya, Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Afghanistan. Recently she filmed the uprising in Tunisia.
Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Several months before the revolution, I wrote a piece for CNN.com on the sexual harassment of women in Cairo.
News of the chilling attack on CBS reporter Lara Logan, as well as other sexual assaults against women during Egypt’s uprising, show that attacks against women have not gone away.
I speak from experience. While most of my days covering Tahrir Square during the last few weeks were free from harassment, there was one day when I was groped. Another colleague almost had her pants ripped off by a gang of thugs.
If you are a woman living in Cairo, chances are you have been sexually harassed. It happens on the streets, on crowded buses, in the workplace, in schools, and even in a doctor’s office.
According to a 2008 survey of 1,010 women conducted by the Egyptian Center for Women’s rights, 98 percent of foreign women and 83 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. Continue reading this article
The more is uncovered about the murder of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata, the worse the details become. Now we learn that he and the other agent shot earlier this week were unarmed in one of the most dangerous regions on earth, driving a big SUV with US government plates. If that’s not a big crime magnet, then what is?
They had no weapons because the Mexican government disallows it. Why does Washington permit US officers to be forced to work in such dangerous and demeaning conditions? US agents should be pulled out of Mexico entirely unless they are allowed to protect themselves.
Was the murder a purposeful assassination to send Washington a message that Mexican organized crime does whatever it wants?
One of the expressions of diversity with which we have become familiar is how fond Mexicans are of their home country, to the point where one wonders how they can leave such a beloved place.
An example of the this tendency was on display in Santa Ana, California, where an argument developed in a restaurant between a couple of groups at different tables who argued over which Mexican state was superior.
Unfortunately, the disagreeing parties got pretty wound up, and another patron, Esteban Navarrete, who saw trouble blowing up, tried to avoid it by leaving with his wife and dinner companions. Instead of escaping violence, however, he was shot in the parking lot as he got into in his car and later died in the hospital.
The Mexican with a gun, so concerned that his home state was the best, couldn’t even manage to shoot the guy with whom he was arguing. Such is the result of extreme immigration diversity that ordinary activities have become more dangerous in Mexifornia.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — A fight between two groups of people inside a Santa Ana restaurant left an innocent man dead, and police need the public’s help finding the suspects
Surveillance video shows three men and a woman entering a restaurant in Santa Ana on Sunday night. Police say they soon get into a verbal fight with another group of customers seated on the other side.
“This fight was over whose state in Mexico was better,” said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.
The three male suspects headed to the restroom, followed by members of the other group. Police say the two sides then get into a fist fight outside the restaurant.
Esteban Navarrete, his wife and another couple were seated inside the restaurant when the verbal fight began, and Navarrete, the 35-year-old hospital worker, became an innocent victim who only wanted to avoid getting caught in the fight happening around them.
“He tells his party, ‘Hey let’s get out of here before they come back.’ That’s why they left. Unfortunately for him, they didn’t get out of there fast enough,” Bertagna said.
Police say Navarrete and his wife were getting into their car when for some unknown reason, the suspects approached and fired several times. He was rushed to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his head. Authorities say he was declared brain dead on Tuesday night.
“My brother is not a gang member,” said the victim’s brother Ramiro Navarrete.
Ramiro Navarrete says his brother was a hard worker who had been employed at a hospital for 15 years. He has no criminal record.
His family is desperate to find the people responsible for his death.
“It’s really sad when you think about it. An argument over a state ends up with death of an innocent individual. It’s just crazy,” Bertagna said.
Police say the suspects were seen leaving in a dark-colored SUV. Anyone with information is urged to call the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 245-8390.
I admit to being relieved that Berkeley will not officially admit a couple of Gitmo terrorists to live in our fair city, which was the loopy idea of some far-lefties. They see the Guantanamo prison to be a foul leftover from the evil Bush Administration, and if they can’t shut it down, then they can at least demonstrate their superior pacifist virtue by welcoming the gentle victims of the meanie Bush.
Anyway, federal law does not permit Gitmo terrorists to be released into the country, so the peaceniks didn’t really have to worry about any genuinely dangerous people being added to the reprobate Berkeley criminal class.
But the vote indicated that the city leadership is not completely insane. We have low expectations in blue states.
They are dumb as rocks, these peace-and-love types:
The Berkeley city council, known for its forays into international affairs, has narrowly rejected a measure that would have welcomed freed Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in this California college town.
The resolution would have asked Congress to allow Guantanamo prisoners who have been cleared of wrongdoing to resettle in the U.S. — and invited “one or two” of them to live in Berkeley.
The measure lost in a 4-1 vote, with four abstentions, late Tuesday.
At least two other U.S. cities — Amherst and Leverett in Massachusetts — have approved similar resolutions aimed at clearing the way for Guantanamo detainees to come the U.S. after their release from the American detention facility in Cuba.
“These men have suffered immensely,” said Cynthia Papermaster, who heads Berkeley No More Guantanamos. “It’s the right thing for all U.S. citizens to say, ‘We’re sorry for what happened to you. If you want to come here, we have a place for you.’”
Papermaster, a Berkeley resident who asked the council’s Peace and Justice Commission to consider the measure, said former detainees would be sponsored by volunteers and nonprofit groups, and no city money would be used to support them. [. . .]
The resolution singled out two Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared of wrongdoing but don’t want to return to their home countries because they fear persecution — Ravil Mingazov, a Russian ballet dancer, and Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian chef.
Perfect! A ballet dancer and a chef were probably the most Berkeley-appropriate terrorists the peaceniks could dig up.
In France, the consequences of the failed ideology of multiculturalism are becoming more evident, according to a recent visit to Paris by CBN. The consensus of those interviewed is that civil war will be inevitable because of the wrong-headed policy of multiculturalism favoring Muslims, which has been pursued in France for decades. Admitting millions of Islam followers was a dreadful mistake, because the cheap post-war Arab labor found life in the first world too advantageous to leave, as European leaders had assumed.
A French woman shopkeeper has been raped, robbed and had acid thrown at her. She is a rare native French person in a neighborhood which has become Arabized, but doesn’t want to give up her small bastion of French culture. Violent crime is how Muslim immigrants express their gratitude toward France for being admitted to the first world from their retrograde countries.
Another sign of dangerous weakness: even after President Sarkozy’s much heralded enactment of a burqa ban last year, women still wear the individuality-erasing sack, as seen on the street in Marseille. What’s the point of passing a law and then not enforcing it? The government appears painfully weak and would have been better off to avoid the subject.
PARIS – In a northern district of Paris, a brave shopkeeper named Marie-Neige Sardin guards her newsstand like a military fort. As a white woman, she is a minority in the mostly Arab-speaking Muslim area.
Sardin has been the victim of dozens of crime — raped, robbed, and having acid thrown at her, as other residents try to get her to leave.
Still, Sardin — the daughter of a French soldier — calls her little shop “a piece of French soil inside occupied territory,” and says she will not leave.
“I can’t bear to tell my future grandchildren that I have done nothing to preserve our French values. So, staying here is marking our territory,” she explained.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently admitted that multiculturalism has failed. British Prime Minister David Cameron also agreed. They were talking specifically about immigrants from the Muslim world.
The left’s multicultural dream was to give Islam a special place in society, with no requirement to assimilate. But rather than bring social harmony, multiculturalism has encouraged radicalism and the spread of sharia law.
And it’s creating a new tribalism with groups organizing along religious and ethnic lines.
‘No Go’ Zones for Natives
In cities across Europe, only a massive police presence prevents open street warfare between groups. Paris police must keep a constant vigil like their counterparts in Sweden, Denmark and Britain.
France has some 751 “No Go” zones. The French government has labeled these areas “sensitive urban zones” that are dangerous for whites and non-Muslims to enter.
French writer Guy Milliere said even the local authorities stay out of these zones.
“It means that it’s the part of the country where the police don’t go,” he said. “The firemen don’t go and even doctors and ambulance don’t go, except if they have no other choice.”
“And it’s like that because these parts of the country are in the hands of drug traffickers, gangs and imams,” he continued.
That has led to the formation of groups who want to oppose Islam and protect the white native French. In Nice, Philippe Vardon leads one of those groups called Bloc Identitaire. He told CBN News members are being trained in hand-to-hand combat.
“Our government, our politics are leading us to war,” he said.
Vardon said the government treats the majority in France like a minority. They have been marginalized politically and victimized by immigrant crime.
“There is on one end, the political speech which says, ‘Oh, everything is okay. It feels so good to feel the difference, to live together, everything is great. We live in harmony. It’s communion. It’s perfect,’” Vardon explained.
“And on the other hand, you got the truth of what people are feeling. They are feeling like foreigners in their own country,” he continued.
‘Anti-Islamization’ Only for Show?
The French government has made high profile moves against Islamization, such as outlawing the veil. But in Marseille, CBN News witnessed Muslim women wearing full burqas in front of French police officers who did not respond to them.
CBN News team also saw Muslims blocking the streets illegally for Friday prayers.
Marseille is France’s second largest city and today, is about one quarter Muslim. But there are parts of Marseille that are completely Muslim. In reality, some of the “No Go” zones function like micro states that are governed by or under the influence of Islamic sharia law.
France’s Dark Future
French journalist and author Alexandre del Valle says society is slowing dividing and faces a dark future.
“We see that our society is dividing between those who are Muslim and those who are black and those who are white,” he said. “Instead of the state bringing people together, people are dividing.”
“It’s civil war. It will not be a civil war like in Spain under Franco. It will be a kind of local civil war,” del Valle added. “In fact, I think one day it will be so unbearable that the state will be obliged to send in the army.”
Today in Europe, there are many victims of multiculturalism like Sardin — people without political voices who are afraid to leave their homes. But she vows not to surrender.
“Do we want our daughters to wear veils in the future? Do we want them to live under sharia law? Do we want stoning to be practiced? No, it is not possible,” she said.
“I want to be the symbol of ‘No.’” she added. “The symbol of ‘Stop.’”
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