Muslim Parents Fashion Their Version of 'The Talk'

The daily news of worsening barbarity from Allah’s energetic gangsters is apparently having a negative effect on Americans’ opinion of Muslims residing in the United States — mass beheadings and crucifixions will do that.

Below, ISIS jihadists behead 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.

As a result of blowback from jihad unpleasantries, Muslim parents located here are imparting traditional Islamic supremacism to Mohammed Jr. and little Aisha, teaching them to behave differently because Americans are racist and Islamophobic. Better chill that discussion about headchopping being a proper punishment for non-Allahbots, for example. Muslims are taught that dogs are unclean, but kicking the despised dog of infidel neighbors is also probably a no-no.

A report from Muslim-thick Detroit says that some Islos may tell the kiddies to “downplay their religion” — in other words, “Don’t take your swords to town, son.”

Too bad that Americans are so darn awful! Perhaps Allah’s loyal helpers would be happier living in Islamic lands, which are numerous, diverse and welcoming to the ummah.

Immigrants come to America, and immigrants are free to leave. Islam and America are not a good fit. We like freedom and they like sharia oppression. We believe in gender equality and they approve of the enslavement of women, as directed by the Koran.

Muslim immigration is destroying Europe. America should learn from their catastrophe and realize that all diversity is not equal.

Metro Detroit Muslims have ‘the talk’ with kids about Islamophobia, Fox News Detroit, February 16, 2015

When it comes to the tragedy in Chapel Hill, most Americans have probably moved on.

But if you’re a Muslim or part of the Middle Eastern community in America, it’s hard to look away when the victims look like you.

FOX 2: “Was there ever a feeling that those could have been my kids?”

“Of course, instantly,” said Nofila Haider.

Haider is a Muslim and is preparing her daughters Nadeen and Naveen for the likelihood they’ll be viewed with suspicion, treated unfairly or worse because of their religion.

“Unfortunately we have to talk about these things,” she said. “People of different races religions different cultures and I have to tell them some people don’t appreciate people who are different from them.”

The talk is one that Muslims and Middle Eastern parents in America have been having since 9/11 and recently, since Chapel Hill.

“My eldest son in particular, when I told him about it, he was just shaking his head,” Haider said. “And he was like, ‘No one likes us.’ Continue reading this article

Media Sob-Story Eruption Occurs following Amnesty Setback

A couple years back, I suggested a journalist employment visa be created to promote more sympathy in America’s newsrooms for citizen workers who are replaced by dirt-cheap foreigners: “Let’s Have Immigrant Diversity in the Main Stream Media!”.

The news coverage about Obama’s amnesty being temporarily blocked caused a flood of sob-story crapdoodle about illegal aliens in television reports. So the idea of making journalists live in the same endangered employment world as other American workers is still needed.

Naturally the liberal media didn’t discuss the illegality of Obama’s amnesty, where he unconstitutionally took the legislature’s function for himself, like a king.

Newsbuster collected offensive reports of the issue, where illegal aliens are treated as victims rather than purposeful job stealers who harm Americans.

Networks Paint Illegal Immigrants as Victims After Judge Halts Obama’s Executive Amnesty, Newsbusters, February 17, 2015

Just shy of 24 hours after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen halted President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, the major broadcast networks displayed their palpable opposition to the ruling during their Tuesday night broadcasts, lamenting that it “dashes American dreams for millions of families under the threat of deportation” after Wednesday was set “to be a historic day for millions of illegal immigrants” when they could apply for legal status.

The three newscasts offered a minuscule 18 seconds highlighting those against Obama’s executive action (not including quotes from Hanen’s ruling) throughout their 5 minutes and 58 seconds of coverage.

On the CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley bemoaned that “tomorrow was supposed to be a historic day for millions of illegal immigrants” as “[t]hey would be able to begin to apply for legal status under immigration reform that President Obama implemented by executive action over the objections of Congress.” Pelley continued by telling viewers how that was not going to happen after “a federal judge’s ruling has now put all of that on hold.” Continue reading this article

Chairman McCaul Questions Wisdom of Admitting Syrian Refugees

It’s easy to regard the big capital city as Crazyville, where Barack Hussein Obama routinely ties himself into knots of untruthiness when he tries to protect his precious Islam with linguistic gyrations.

Still, occasional glimpses of sanity burble out from unexpected sources. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Ranking Member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, observed recently:

“They [ISIS] are a dominant threat to peace in the world today. I really believe this. There’s never been a time when there are more threats to the United States than there is now. So as I said once before, we’re either going to fight them there or fight them here.”

On the other hand, Feinstein supports the Senate Democrats filibustering the DHS funding bill to prevent debate on the tough House-passed legislation. Oh, well!

Elsewhere, Chairman Mike McCaul of the House Homeland Security Committee expressed doubt about the policy of admitting potentially dangerous Syrian refugees to America. The Feb 11 hearing was titled Countering Violent Islamist Extremism: The Urgent Threat of Foreign Fighters and Homegrown Terror and his opening statement finished with the following paragraph:

I am very disappointed that the State Department chose not to send a witness here today. The threats we are discussing are serious, and the State Department plays a key role in combating them. I recently sent a letter to the White House expressing my concerns over the Department’s desire to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States. I am worried ISIS could exploit this effort in order to deploy operatives to America via a federally funded jihadi pipeline.

Below, some Syrians have become expert jihad soldiers during the ongoing wars in the Middle East.

McCaul spoke plainly in the hearing about the danger:

MCCAUL: I’ve been over there and I’ve seen them. Most are women and children but there are male actors that concern me. I think this would be a huge mistake if we bring in these refugees into the United States that could potentially be radicalized. We’re not only trying to keep foreign fighters out but under this would be a federally sanctioned welcome party, if you will, to potential terrorists in the United States.

The caution about Middle Eastern refugees is well grounded in previous events. After two Iraq refugees were found to be active jihadists a few years back, a re-examination took place: Terrorist Refugees Prompt Rescreening. Unfortunately, last year the White House lowered the standards for admitting refugees.

Finally, why should Americans be forced to deal with Muslim refugees when Islam is by far the biggest refugee generator on the planet? Displaced Muslim persons should be relocated in dar al-Islam, period.

U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought Here, CNS News, February 17, 2015

The United States has “a long tradition of welcoming refugees,” and it expects to welcome thousands more of them from Syria in 2015 and 2016, despite concerns about foreign fighters, the State Department said.

“The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011. We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.

But at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee last week, Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from Syria and Turkey into the United States where they “could potentially be radicalized.” Continue reading this article

Federal Judge Blocks Executive Amnesty

Texas judge Andrew S. Hanen put a hold on the Obama amnesty, which will temporarily halt the rollout. The amnesty had been scheduled to begin Wednesday for the unconstitutional handouts of work permits and Social Security numbers to unlawful foreigners without underlying legislation from Congress.

Fox News’ resident judge, Andrew Napolitano, discussed the ruling on Tuesday:

NAPOLITANO: The burden of providing social welfare benefits to those that the President said were illegal but I’ve declared them to be legal essentially falls on the states and that was the states’ argument, that the President was causing them irreparable harm not Congress but the President by forcing them to spend money that they didn’t have. . .

This is a preliminary ruling. When judges make preliminary rulings like this there’s no jury in the case; this is 26 states saying ‘Judge look at what the President did, tell us preliminarily if we are likely to prevail.’ He spends a month examining the law and arguments from both sides and said ‘Yes, I think you will prevail and yes, I think you will suffer irreparable harm if I don’t stop the President, so I’m going to stop the President from doing this and why am I stopping him from doing it’ because according to this judge the President profoundly changed the law without going through the proper procedures for it. . .

This is the first of many judicial interventions in this case, but it is a rare event in our lifetimes in modern American history for a federal judge, a single federal judge to enjoin the President of the United States from doing something on his own. . .

Below, foreigners demand amnesty in Spanish.

Legal wonks can read Judge Hanen’s opinion online.

Federal judge halts Obama amnesty; W.H. to appeal, Washington Times, By Stephen Dinan, February 17, 2015

A federal judge late Monday halted President Obama’s deportation amnesty, ruling he overstepped his powers in trying to grant legal status and “benefits and privileges” to millions of illegal immigrants, in a stunning decision that chides the president and throws the White House’s plans into disarray just a day before applications were to be accepted.

The White House said it will appeal Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s decision, but it’s unclear whether the case could reach the circuit court in New Orleans or even the Supreme Court before Wednesday, which is when the Homeland Security Department had planned to begin accepting the first applications under the new amnesty.

“The DHS was not given any ‘discretion by law’ to give 4.3 million removable aliens what the DHS itself labels as ‘legal presence,’” Judge Hanen wrote in issuing an injunction. “In fact, the law mandates that these illegally-present individuals be removed. The DHS has adopted a new rule that substantially changes both the status and employability of millions. These changes go beyond mere enforcement or even non-enforcement of this nation’s immigration scheme.”

In the immediate sense, the ruling will become a major part of the debate over homeland security funding that has roiled Capitol Hill, with Republicans insisting Mr. Obama’s actions were unconstitutional and should be halted through Congress’s spending power, and Democrats backing their president by filibustering to block funding for the Homeland Security Department altogether. Continue reading this article

America’s Senator Publishes Scary-Long List of Obama’s Removal of America’s Immigration Enforcement System

Senator Jeff Sessions has a fine publishing operation in his office, demonstrated by his occasional fact sheets of well researched points regarding the failure of Washington to stem immigration anarchy.

A few examples include:

The New Dream Act Is Worse (2011)

Ten Questions for the Senate’s Gang of Eight Bill (2013)

Needed Measures for a Border Enforcement Bill (2015)

Now Senator Sessions has presented the mother of all lists, scary in its length, that enumerates the instances of President Obama dismantling America’s immigration enforcement system. It was posted on Breitbart on Feb 16:

Timeline: How the Obama Administration Bypassed Congress to Dismantle Immigration Enforcement

In September 2011, President Obama said, “We live in a democracy. You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it.” Yet, since that time, and indeed before then, he has systematically voided existing laws and unilaterally created new measures that Congress has refused to adopt under either Democratic or Republican control.

Most recently, the President announced he would do what he once said only an “emperor” could do – grant unilateral amnesty, work permits, and access to government benefits to more than five million illegal immigrants. This unprecedented action, combined with new “enforcement priorities” for Department of Homeland Security personnel that exempt the vast majority of illegal immigrants from the threat of removal, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals directive, the “Morton” memos, and numerous other lesser-reported but far-reaching Executive actions, has threatened not only our constitutional system, but our national sovereignty. Indeed, the idea of national, sovereign borders is being daily eviscerated by the President’s determination to write his own immigration rules in defiance of Congress and the American people.

Below is a detailed timeline of how the Obama Administration systematically dismantled immigration enforcement, undermining the very rule of law upon which our nation was founded and upon which its greatness depends.

January 2009: Obama Administration Ends Worksite Enforcement Actions

In early 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executes a raid (initiated and planned under the Bush Administration) on an engine machine shop in Bellingham, Washington, detaining 28 illegal immigrants who were using fake Social Security numbers and identity documents. Shortly thereafter, pro-amnesty groups criticized the Administration for enforcing the law. An unnamed DHS official is quoted in the Washington Times as saying, “the Secretary is not happy about it and this is not her policy.” Instead of enforcing the law, the Secretary investigates the ICE agents for simply doing their duty. Esther Olavarria, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, says on a call with employers and pro-amnesty groups that “we’re not doing raids or audits under this administration.”

January 29, 2009: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Delays E-Verify Deadline

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano delays the original deadlines for federal contractors to use the E-Verify system, from January 15, 2009, and February 20, 2009, to May 21, 2009. Continue reading this article

California Faces More Population Growth with Less Water Expected

Water is an important topic here in the western half of the United States, because we don’t have enough of it. In California, we are in the third year of a severe drought, and nature is not supplying much water in this winter’s rainy season.

Below, Lake Tahoe, located on the border of California and Nevada, is one foot below normal, which opens up new territory for users of metal detectors.

The last week saw reports of a coming water shortage: Risk of American ‘megadroughts’ for decades, NASA warns (CNN), caused by man-caused global warming.

Interestingly, the west experienced a series of Medieval mega-droughts from 900 to 1400, which is recent climatically speaking. Still, there weren’t human-created industrial carbons being spewed into the atmosphere at that time, yet the climate was changing.

Usually, scribblers don’t bring up the topic of rapid population growth (much less its cause) but sometimes even the overwhelming growth of demand coupled with diminished supply does not deter the more reckless. For example, last October the LA Times assured us that a seven-decade Mega-drought won’t be that bad. Imagine my relief.

Today’s example of the Brave New Drought comes from the Sacramento Bee, which is semi-upbeat about the potential of water conservation measures to cope with more population growth, even though the numbers don’t work. The upshot is that Californians will be using less water so more immigrants can “move” here and take American jobs, but it still won’t be enough.

Plus, percentages of conservation goals achieved won’t matter when the reservoirs run dry.

State’s population growth expected to outstrip water conservation in coming years, Sacramento Bee, Feb 14, 2015

California water agencies are on track to satisfy a state mandate to reduce water consumption 20 percent by 2020. But according to their own projections, that savings won’t be enough to keep up with population growth just a decade later.

A 2009 state law requires urban water agencies to reduce per-capita water consumption 20 percent by 2020, compared with use at the start of the century. Most agencies are on track to reach that goal, and have made even more progress thanks to emergency cuts over the past year triggered by the ongoing drought.

However, by 2030, the data show, these savings will be more than erased by anticipated population growth. According to projections by the water agencies themselves, their total water deliveries will increase 16 percent by 2030 compared to their estimates for 2015.

California’s population, already larger than all other Western states combined, is expected to grow 14 percent during that same period, reaching an estimated 44 million people by 2030, according to the state Department of Finance.

If those projections hold, the result would be an additional 1 million acre-feet of water demand statewide – about equal to the capacity of Folsom Reservoir – by 2030. This would occur even as people use less water to meet the 20 percent reduction goal.

“We are having a hard time managing the scarce water we have now,” said Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy at Water in the West, a research group at Stanford University. “The problem is, every time the drought ends we snap out of it, and we don’t actually start planning for the next drought. We need to help people understand what this means for future generations.”

In January 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an emergency drought proclamation calling on all Californians to cut their water use 20 percent compared with 2013 in response to the worsening drought. This temporary measure is different from the 2020 goal, which is meant to be a permanent reduction in water use compared to what Californians were consuming in a base year, which for most water agencies is 1999.

To comply with the 2020 mandate, urban water agencies are required every five years to submit water management plans to the state Department of Water Resources. Among other things, these plans estimate each agency’s future water demand out to 2035. The demand estimates are based on projected population growth, as well as anticipated development patterns and water consumption levels unique to each agency’s local service area. Continue reading this article

Copenhagen: Gunmen Attack Free Speech Meeting and Cartoonist Lars Vilks

One man is dead and three police officers have been wounded in Copenhagen after a coffee house was sprayed with full-auto gunfire during an event titled “‘Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression” organized by the artist Lars Vilks.

Below, the cafe under attack was hit by an estimated 200 bullets.

The cartoonist was part of the Danish cartoon controversy of Mohammed drawings published in the newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005. Any graphic expression Mohammed is considered blasphemy by hostile Muslims, and Vilks has been attacked before.

Below, cartoonist Lars Vilks with the axe he keeps under his bed for protection against the Religion of Peace. Apparently only jihadists can own firearms in Denmark.

Here’s an early report:

It’s reasonable to assume that Allah’s unfriendly gangsters are pumped up by their success in the mass assassination of the Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris early this year. Vilks is certainly high on their list of targets for practicing free speech according to Western principles.

Robert Spencer observed that the attack occurred on the anniversary of Iran declaring a fatwa on Salman Rushdie in 1989, another assault on free speech.

Any freedom-loving people should end Muslim immigration immediately if they want their societies to survive intact.

BREAKING NEWS: One dead after 200 bullets are fired into Copenhagen cafe in failed Charlie Hebdo-style attack on Swedish artist who drew the Prophet Mohammed, Daily Mail, February 14, 2015

One person has died after 200 bullets were fired into a cafe in Copenhagen in an attack on a cartoonist who insulted the Prophet Mohammed.

A man, aged 40, was killed when two masked gunmen sprayed bullets into the Krudttoenden cafe in the centre of the Danish capital this afternoon.

It is believed the target was Lars Vilks, the controversial Swedish cartoonist who drew the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.

Three police officers were also injured in the attack on the cafe, which was hosting a debate on art and freedom of speech when it was targeted.

The attack is thought to have been carried out by two men, who remain on the run after fleeing the scene in a car.

There are reports on social media that the car has since been found, close to where the attack happened.

The cafe had been hosting a debate titled Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression, featuring a number of controversial speakers.

Niels Ivar Larsen, who was speaking at the event, told how he forced to take shelter as the gunmen opened fire indiscriminately at the cafe.

He said: ‘I heard someone firing with an automatic weapons and someone shouting.

‘Police returned the fire and I hid behind the bar. I felt surreal, like in a movie.’

Vilks, a Swedish artist known for his provocative drawings of the Prophet Mohammed, has faced several attempted attacks and death threats after he depicted the Prophet as a dog in 2007.

As a result, he is guarded by police any time he visits Denmark. Some are speculating he was the intended target of the attack. Continue reading this article

America's Senator, Jeff Sessions, Warns of Obama's Amnesty Citizenship via 'Advanced Parole'

Is anyone surprised that the President’s imperial amnesty edict has a fast track to citizenship tucked inside? For Democrat elites, immigration and open borders have always been about millions of future voters from cultures that normally prefer big government.

Obama is riding roughshod over the Constitution, national sovereignty and the separation of powers because he knows the spineless Congressional Republican leadership won’t impeach, no matter what he does.

Sessions Comments on House Judiciary’s Discovery of Citizenship Provision within President’s Amnesty Decree, February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, today commented on the discovery that President Obama’s amnesty decree will confer citizenship on potentially hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants through a procedure known as ‘advanced parole’:

“Every day seemingly brings a new revelation about the President’s executive amnesty. We’ve learned that illegal immigrants will be given billions in free cash tax credits. We’ve learned that illegal immigrants will be given trillions in lifetime federal entitlement benefits through Social Security and Medicare. We’ve learned that illegal immigrants will be given driver’s licenses, creating new avenues for voter fraud. We’ve learned that the President’s edict will allow companies to replace American workers with illegal workers instead.

Our laws have been dismantled, stripped bare.

Now today House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has unearthed a new scandal. In his executive decree, the President has opened up the possibility that hundreds of thousands of individuals illegally in the United States will be ‘paroled’ and given U.S. citizenship. Such a policy extends birthright citizenship to the foreign-born who unlawfully set their feet upon American soil.

It is an offense to the very idea of citizenship as something sacred, precious, and treasured.

Perhaps this newest scandal will finally provide our Senate Democrat colleagues with reason enough to end their filibuster and allow debate on the House funding bill to proceed. Maintaining and enforcing borders, and the rules of entry and departure, are not partisan fodder but the pillars of sovereignty; at its most basic level, the question for the nation is whether we wish to remain one.”

[NOTE: To view the House Judiciary Committee’s analysis and explanation, please click here.]

Also, here’s a clip from Senator Sessions speaking Thursday in support of American workers:

JEFF SESSIONS: The unemployed exceed job openings in almost every industry in America and we know unemployment is exceedingly high . . . there are six times as many construction as there are job openings. . . . Remember, we are also at a time of this high unemployment, we’re going to be legalizing five million people to take jobs. We get over 200,000 jobs created in a month, it take 180 to 200 just to stay level with the growth of the population of America.

Bob Simon Crash Driver: Afghan Immigrant with Multiple License Suspensions and One Functioning Arm

Yesterday I reported about the death of the fine journalist Bob Simon, with a note at the end that a diverse driver was responsible for the car crash that killed him.

Now we learn that the taxi driver is an Afghan immigrant, Abdul Reshad Fedahi, who lives in a homeless shelter and has a long list of license suspensions. And one of his arms doesn’t work.

How does a man like that get a job where he is responsible for the safety of the public? Was Fedahi given a pass because he is a foreigner?

On one hand, Mayor De Blasio’s New York City is the perfect liberal nanny zone of behavioral control, where he has banned styrofoam and is working to limit sugared soft drinks.

Meanwhile, the mayor has reduced genuine strategies to protect public safety, particularly by undermining police counter-terrorism to appeal to his Muslim constituents.

The city has been even worse in traffic safety. In 2013, young British tourist Sian Green lost her leg when a Muslim cabbie with anger-management issues struck her on the sidewalk near Rockefeller Center.

The driver, Bangladeshi Mohammed Faysal Himon, was trying to run down a bike messenger who irritated him and wouldn’t let a crowded sidewalk get in his way.

Yet a few months later, Himon was driving a cab once again, because the city refused to prosecute or even bar him from taxi work.

As a reminder of who has been lost, here is one more Bob Simon report worth a look, his 2011 visit to the Orthodox Christian community of monks on Mt. Athos in Greece.

The New York Post can be effective at expressing the popular rage, as it does in this case. The Simon death increasingly looks preventable, had the city done proper safety regulation of cab drivers.

Bob Simon‘s driver had ‘dead’ arm, 9 prior license suspensions, New York Post, February 12, 2015

CBS newsman Bob Simon’s black-car driver was a rookie with nine license suspensions who is suspected of speeding during the fatal crash — and had just one hand on the wheel because he had a “dead” left arm from a suicide attempt, sources said Thursday.

Investigators believe Abdul Reshad Fedahi, a 44-year-old Afghan immigrant who lives in a homeless shelter, mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake after sideswiping a car on the West Side Highway at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, law enforcement sources said.

“He hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. He sped up after hitting the car,” a law enforcement source told The Post.

“There were no skid marks,” a source said.

The Lincoln Town Car had been heading downtown in the left lane. It appeared to have been speeding — going up to 50 mph in a 35-mph zone — when it grazed a Mercedes-Benz C30 driven by Zachary Miller, 23, in the center lane near West 30th Street, law enforcement sources said.

The Town Car then veered to the left, slamming into the metal barriers, or bollards, that separate the highway’s northbound and southbound lanes, sources said.

Simon, a “60 Minutes’’ correspondent and legendary war reporter, was sitting in the rear seat without his seat belt, sources said. He suffered a broken neck and severe stomach and head trauma.

“The car is crushed. He was crushed. He had broken legs. His chest was crushed,” a source said, adding that the Bronx native had to be extricated from the mangled wreck through the roof.

Simon, 73, went into cardiac arrest on the way to Roosevelt Hospital in Midtown, where he was pronounced dead at about 7:20 p.m. Continue reading this article

Bob Simon: a Talented Reporter in a Degraded Profession

It was terrible news for all inquiring minds when CBS journalist Bob Simon was killed Wednesday in a New York City car crash. At a time when much of the media spews liberal propaganda rather than provide facts about a complex world, Simon enlightened the public with a gentle story-teller’s hand. His death is a real loss and a reminder of what reporters are supposed to do.

One of my favorite pieces was his 2009 Sixty Minutes segment about the head of the Orthodox Christian Church, Patriarch Bartholomew, who was made to feel increasingly unwelcome in Muslim Istanbul. Much of early Christian history occurred in Turkey, and two million Orthodox lived there a century ago, but now, only 4,000 Orthodox faithful remain in the country following an expulsion of 1.5 million in 1923 and the 1955 anti-Christian riots in Istanbul that convinced 150,000 to leave.

Simon presented an honest picture of how tough life is for Christians in Muslim nations, something not often seen on the broadcast networks.

Another fine film was Simon’s 35-minute documentary about the late athlete Lou Zamperini on the occasion of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano Japan, where the younger Zamperini was held as a prisoner of war in WWII. A month ago, I read Laura Hillenbrand’s biography of the veteran, Unbroken, A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, and the Simon film was a worthy portrayal of Zamperini’s amazing life. I felt far more trusting of the Bob Simon depiction rather than Anjelina Jolie’s Hollywood film, which I haven’t seen.

And thanks to the internet, here is that 1998 film, The Great Zamperini:

Finally, the Daily Mail reports that the diverse driver of the culpable vehicle had a bad driving record:

Cab driver who had his license suspended nine times before he crashed and killed Bob Simon, Daily Mail, Feb 12, 2015

The cab driver in the crash which killed veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon had his license suspended at least half a dozen times prior to the fatal accident and had two traffic convictions, the NYPD confirmed today.

Reshad Abdul Fedahi, 44, of Queens, New York, had multiple cleared suspensions and was driving on a probationary license.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission did not comment on the driver’s previous suspensions on Thursday but the agency earlier confirmed that Fedahi’s probationary license had been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

Holding a probationary license means that the driver has been behind the wheel for less than a year.

A preliminary investigation into the Manhattan crash which killed the 73-year-old also suggested that a combination of speed, an inexperienced driver and the fact the reporter wasn’t wearing a seatbelt could be responsible, according to police sources. [. . .]

Ann Corcoran Discusses the Refugee Aspect of the Open Border

Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch, appeared on Fox News on Thursday morning to discuss the refugee aspect to Obama’s open border. (Spare video link.)

CORCORAN: This is Obama’s continued lawlessness on the whole subject of immigration. This is the purview of Congress. The President is expanding refugee law and in fact this should be done through Congress. . . .

One of the things people don’t understand about the refugee resettlement program is that it is the most desirable form, in my view, of immigration because those refugees who are designated refugees are given all forms of welfare virtually upon arrival in the United States: subsidized housing, food stamps, healthcare, job counseling and training. . . .

We have a lot of sympathy for poor people in other countries but this will open our gates to any country in the world who says I want my poor children to come to America as a refugee. . . .

My biggest problem is the lawlessness coming from the White House on this particular issue. I followed the refugee program for the last seven years; this is a major jump in expansion of the program. I also think that immigration is our existential threat in this country, both the numbers and who we are bringing in.

As we know, open borders allow Obama to admit millions of future big-government Democrats.

Corcoran was quoted on the topic a few days ago in the Daily Caller:

Obama Expands Immigration Via Border Security Plan, By Neil Munro, Daily Caller, February 9, 2015

President Obama’s new border security plan is being expanded to allow illegals in the United States to bring their children, their adult children, their grandchildren and even step-parents into the United States.

Obama is opening “a whole new pipeline for legal migration,” said Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Once the new program is established, future officials can expand it to include more economic migrants from more poor countries, she told The Daily Caller.

The program was initially announced last November as a fix for the fast-growing wave of “unaccompanied alien children” that were being escorted by coyotes to the Texas border, on behalf of parents living illegally in the United States. After the children and youths were delivered to the U.S. border agency, Obama’s deputies completed the contracts by delivering the children to their parents.

The program is called the “In-Country Refugee/Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala,” or the “Central American Minors – CAM” program.

The expansion was announced Feb. 9. “This program is primarily aimed at minors,” from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras, said the Feb. 9 statement from the Department of Homeland Security.

But “unmarried children of the qualifying child who are under the age of 21 can be included as derivatives… [and] a parent [by marriage] of the qualifying child may be included if he/she is part of the same household and economic unit as the qualifying child.”

New spouses will be eligible, if “he/she is legally married to the qualifying parent at the time the qualifying parent files the CAM-Affidavit of Relationship.”

The rules means that current unmarried illegals will also be allowed to marry people in Central America, and then sponsor them for the extremely valuable prizes of U.S. residency and citizenship.

The expansion also means that Obama will allow even the grandchildren and adult children of illegal immigrants to be given residency, citizenship, free use of government aid and entry into crowded classrooms alongside undereducated American kids. Many of the Central Americans children and youths have little education and many don’t speak English. Continue reading this article

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Escape Boko Haram and Tell Their Story

Allah’s thugs in the Boko Haram gang have been marauding through Nigeria, mass-murdering and kidnapping school girls along the way to be forced to convert to Muslims and become sex slaves of jihadists, a common practice of Islam. In fact, the Boko violence has caused Nigeria to postpone its upcoming presidential election which was scheduled for February 14. More than 6000 civilians were killed by Boko jihadists last year.

Most of the 270 schoolgirls kidnapped in April of last year remain in Boko hands, despite the silly hashtag campaign of Michelle Obama and others to “Bring Back Our Girls.” The White House has moved on to other concerns now, as it pretends that Islam is just like any other religion and isn’t populated with psychokillers.

Boko Haram has declared a caliphate in the part of Nigeria it controls.

However, a few girls have managed to escape their captors, and provide insight into Boko Haram’s particular flavor of Islamic barbarity, hinted at by the group’s name, which means “Western education is sin.”

Girls Who Escaped from Boko Haram Speak Out, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, February 11, 2015

It’s been more than 300 days since Islamic terrorists with the group Boko Haram snatched more than 270 girls from a boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night.

Despite a worldwide outcry and military action, most of the girls are still missing. But some have managed to escape.

“They told us that if we do not convert to Islam they will slit our throats. They asked the healthy ones to perform the (Islamic) rites while we, the sick ones, did not perform the rites,” 15-year-old Abigail John, who was held by Boko Haram for more than four weeks, said.

John was among three girls who recently escaped from Boko Haram. She had worried she would never see freedom again.

“The way they spoke to us, they had no intention of releasing us,” she said. “They said we would be married off as soon as we got well and that they would marry us to their members who were single. We never thought we would regain our freedom.” Continue reading this article

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