Free Speech under Islamist Assault in US and UK

In the United States, we still have free speech despite the efforts of Islo-fundies to exempt their authoritarian belief system from normal criticism. One strategy has been for them to appeal to the United Nations for a worldwide anti-blasphemy law.

Haven’t all the well-paid lawyers of the Council of American Islamic Relations (who try to intimidate Americans to shut up, like the Flying Imams lawsuit etc.) informed their foreign bosses about the First Amendment? The robust exercise of free speech has a long history in America.

In fact, Al Jazeera recently explained to its politically oppressed readers how seriously America takes freedom of expression: Quran burning and US law.

Nevertheless, Koraniacs repeat the idea that burning their kill-infidels book is hate speech, which is against all legal tradition and cultural norms of this country. If the Muslims want Koran protection, they should go live among the friendly ummah in spacious sharia-land.

Of course, all the wailing is for show, to portray Islamics as the victims, even as their brothers in religion are murdering non-Muslims every day in the name of Allah.

Anyway, the Muslims of East Lansing were highly miffed because they couldn’t get an infidel arrested, prosecuted and jailed for Koran burning.

Failure to charge riles Muslims, Detroit News, September 23, 2010

Detroit –Local Muslim leaders are upset prosecutors won’t pursue charges against a man who burned a Quran outside an East Lansing mosque.

Stuart Dunnings III, prosecuting attorney in Ingham County, said Wednesday that authorities “didn’t find there was any violation of Michigan law.”

Burning a holy book, whose pages were found outside the Islamic Center of East Lansing on Sept. 11, doesn’t qualify as a hate crime, Dunnings said.

“We don’t have a hate crime. There was no threat of physical intimidation because (the man who burned the Quran) was the only one there at the time,” Dunnings said. [. . .]

A Lansing man, whose identity has not been released, told police he burned the holy book. He should face federal charges, said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan.

“Not to prosecute this hate crime would send a terrible message to bigots that there will be no legal repercussion against those who intimidate Muslims at their houses of worship,” Walid said.

Officials at the Islamic Center said that while they “had wished from the very beginning that the individual who burnt the Quran be forgiven,” he has hurt a lot of people.

“While this individual may not have broken any Michigan law, he has caused tremendous grief to a lot of people both locally and beyond our community,” wrote Dr. Mahmoud Mousa, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing.

He said the mosque has a “Learn, Don’t Burn” campaign that gives away Qurans free to promote understanding.

“We should all promote a message of mutual respect and tolerance. If anything, this incident has strengthened the will and determination of our communities to live together in peace and harmony,” Mousa said.

“We hope this will be the message that the rest of the world learns from this unfortunate incident,” he said.

“We wish that no race, religion or community would undergo the pain that we underwent.”

Cry me a river already. I’m not crazy about book burning, even of such a nasty piece of work. But the litany of self-absorbed wailing is over the top, while Muslims spew insults and worse against Americans every day with their misogyny, the hostility of some toward American values and their endless demands for special treatment. Some are a fifth column, as shown by the truly “homegrown” jihadists like the Fort Hood mass murderer, Nidal Hasan.

By comparison, when we look across the pond, the combination of Muslim immigration plus no legal protection of free speech gets downright hazardous. A recent Koran-B-Q in Britain resulted in the arrest of several pro-West fellows.

Six UK men arrested after video of them burning Koran on 9/11 ‘for the boys in Afghanistan’ is posted on YouTube, Daily Mail, September 23, 2010

A gang of men have been arrested after filming themselves burning a copy of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 – and posting it on YouTube. [. . .]

Two men were arrested on suspicion of stirring racial hatred, and have since been released on bail.

That charge could cover a wide range of behavior. Muslim immigration has led to even less freedom in Britain.

Congress Admits It Is a Clownhouse

The Chair of the Immigration House Subcommittee is Zoe Lofgren, who is known not to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Even so, it comes as a surprise that comedian Stephen Colbert has been invited to testify as an expert at a Friday committee hearing titled Protecting America’s Harvest.

Apparently Colbert did a little skit highlighting the illegal aliens who welcome citizens to take their field jobs, and that makes him qualified to speak on the immigration issue.

Can Congress go any lower?

Potential Child Killer DREAM Act Will Be Back

The stealth amnesty known as the DREAM Act has been defeated for the time being, but its proponents are frustrated and angry after Obama’s failure to deliver a sweeping illegal alien pardon as promised.

As we have observed, the energizer bunnies of immigration anarchy never sleep, and Senator Durbin has already announced his intention to reintroduce the bill in the near future. Furthermore, the lame-duck Democrat Congress may use its last gasp of power to jam through all the legislation that the voters really hate, like rewarding lawbreakers.

If DREAM Act hucksters have a shred of morality, they should consider the unintended consequences if their legislation were to pass: the message would spread throughout Mexico and beyond that children are the sure-fire tickets to amnesty, so Bring The Kids.

Illegals already drag their small children through the unforgiving desert, or send them across in the hands of coyotes, despite the extreme danger.

The border-crossing deaths for fiscal 2010 reached 232, a near-record — which incidentally disproves Janet Napolitano’s statement that the area is “as secure as it has ever been.”

One tragic, though not uncommon, story illustrates that children can be victims of unwise parents regarding the border:

Migrants experience deadly year crossing Arizona border, Arizona Republic, September 22, 2010

Fermina Lopez Cash refuses to believe that her son died in the desert after crossing the U.S. border near Sonoita more than two months ago.

Maybe he found his way to a ranch, she says.

Maybe he is being held by human smugglers.

But the Guatemalan woman, who lives in Phoenix, knows those scenarios make little sense. The 13-year-old boy, Nelson Omar Chilel Lopez, would have called if he made it to safety. The coyotes would have demanded ransom if they were holding him.

Lopez buries her face in her hands and weeps at the thought of a child she calls Omar becoming a statistic – one of a nearly record 236 corpses recovered so far this fiscal year along the Arizona-Sonora border.

The truly humanitarian, life-saving policy would be to shut the southern border down tight and punish (not reward) illegal crossers, using tough enforcement programs like Operation Streamline. If foreigners knew their lawbreaking would not result in a better life than the one they have, then they would stay home rather than endanger their own and their children’s lives.

Below, we will likely see more parents bringing their children in their illegal crossing of the brutal southwestern desert if the DREAM Act passes.

“Homegrown” Terror Troubles Hearing

“Homegrown” is a troubling term, since it can be so misleading when used by Washington bureaucrats. But that topic was a big theme in a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee held September 22 titled Nine Years after 9/11: Confronting the Threat to the Homeland.

For example Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square wanna-be bomber, is routinely called homegrown, even though he came here as a college student and had certainly formed much of his character and beliefs by that age. He might have been planted as a sleeper agent years ago or maybe not.

Many (though not all) homegrown terrorists are IMMIGRANTS, a term that PC Washington is loathe to use, because the next question is: Why do we continue to welcome likely enemies.

And the other unspoken question is, Is the uptick of attacks upon America due to the beliefs of jihadists that a guy friendly to their interests resides in the White House.

Senator Collins made some revealing remarks in her opening statement, mentioning a 2010 study (Assessing the Terrorist Threat) which reported,

‘The American melting pot has not provided a firewall against the radicalization and recruitment of American citizens and residents though it has arguably lulled us into a sense of complacency that homegrown terrorism couldn’t happen in the United States.’

Initially I remember we thought this was a problem that western Europe would have but that we would not have because of the differences in our culture.”

It’s both disappointing and dangerous that our leaders have so little grasp of either history or psychology. It has been well documented that when the number of Muslims within a non-Muslim society reaches a critical mass, trouble begins and worsens with increased Islamic presence.

3 govt officials: Homegrown terrorists troubling, AP, September 22, 2010

Efforts by terrorists abroad to radicalize and recruit U.S. residents present new security threats, three top Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday.

The threat posed by homegrown extremists shows that the battle against terrorism has become more complex in the past year, underscoring the challenges of pinpointing and blocking plots, said Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

“Groups affiliated with al-Qaida are now actively targeting the United States and looking to use Americans or Westerners who are able to remain undetected by heightened security measures,” FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

It appears that “domestic radicalization and homegrown extremism” is becoming more pronounced, Mueller said.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said al-Qaida has inspired an array of terrorist organizations.

“We are all seeing more diverse activity” by a more diverse collection of groups, Napolitano said.

Leiter said al-Qaida in Pakistan is at one of its weakest points organizationally. Nonetheless, he said, the terrorist group remains a capable and determined enemy that has proven its resilience over time.

Since 2009, at least 63 American citizens have been charged or convicted for terrorism or related crimes, “an astoundingly high number of American citizens who have attacked — or intended to attack — their own country,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., the committee’s chairman.

A year ago, the FBI arrested Michael C. Finton in Illinois and Hosam Smadi in Texas in connection with unrelated bomb attempts. The bureau used online undercover agents and confidential human sources who monitored Finton and Smadi until their arrests.

Several U.S. residents from Somali-American communities in Minneapolis were recruited to fight with the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabab. That prompted the FBI to deploy bureau personnel to cities with high ethnic Somali populations in an outreach initiative to community leaders.

In his prepared testimony, Mueller said it is possible that more American extremists are feeling increasingly disenchanted with living in the United States or are angry about U.S. and Western foreign policy, “making their decision to leave for extremist opportunities abroad all the more appealing.”

Apparently “extremist” is a handy dandy word that can be used to mean “immigrant” whenever a PC fill-in term is required.

Interestingly in FBI chief Robert Muller’s prepared statement about plots upended and arrests made, the only use of the word “Muslim” was in connection with outreach.

You can watch the hearing on C-SPAN.

Bilbray: Rewarding Lawbreaking Sends the Wrong Message

Rep. Brian Bilbray, the Chair of the House Immigration Caucus, is one of the best spokesmen for the cause of immigration sanity because he grasps the psychology of the issue to wannabes.

Bilbray understands that as long as Washington rewards the behavior of illegal immigration, the foreigners will continue to come any way they can. Whenever news arrives in rural Mexican villages that another amnesty is proposed, hope is further renewed that America is still not serious about border and workplace enforcement, even during the worst jobs depression since the 1930s.

(One example of American despair over joblessness was recently reported by the New York Times: For the Unemployed Over 50, Fears of Never Working Again.)

So the job thieves keep coming.

Why shouldn’t they? They are rarely punished and routinely rewarded with employment and free-to-them social services. In addition, the Raza tribe and others have a gaggle of well funded advocates, from lawyers to professional loudmouths the liberal media love to quote.

The principle of behavior modification through feedback is not rocket science, and is well known to effective parents and teachers. As Sen. Chuck Grassley succinctly remarked about an earlier illegal alien amnesty, “If you reward illegality, you get more of it.

Rep. Bilbray appears frequently on local media in his district. In the video below he is heard starting at 1:45 in, making the point about the DREAM Act that illegal alien amnesty is not the message Washington should be sending to the world.

Juarez Editor Gives in to Narco Criminals

In the embattled Mexican city across the river from El Paso, the editor of el Diario has surrendered to the drug cartels because of the murders of his employees.

It’s a sad sign of the times in Mexico, of how free speech, and therefore democracy, has been beaten into submission by the ultraviolent narco gangs, which routinely kill and torture to get their way.

Washington should be paying more attention to the extreme national security threat next door as Mexico melts down, but the President seems too busy with golf. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gave a hint of concern recently when she compared the country’s situation with the Colombia “insurgency” of 20 years back — an assessment which Obama dismissed out of hand.

Mexico paper seeks Ciudad Juarez drug gang guidance, BBC, September 20, 2010

El Diario de Juarez has become known for its strong reporting from the deadly streets of Ciudad Juarez.

But the killing of a 21-year-old photographer last week prompted the newspaper to run a front-page editorial asking: “What do you want from us?”

Rights groups say journalists are regularly being targeted by drug gangs.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a US-based advocacy group, says more than 30 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2006.

Many of those killed were reporting on crime or corruption, the group says, adding that the climate of fear has led to a widespread culture of self-censorship among fearful media workers.

‘No surrender’
El Diario’s editorial, published on its front page on Sunday, was its second since Luis Carlos Santiago, 21, was shot in Ciudad Juarez on 17 September. He later died of his injuries, although an intern who was also shot, Carlos Sanchez, survived the attack.

“The loss of two reporters from this publishing house in less than two years represents an irreparable sorrow for all of us who work here, and, in particular, for their families,” the newspaper said. [. . .]

The newspaper had not decided to stop publishing stories on the drug war, Mr Rodriguez said, but would consider doing so if the answer that came from the cartels indicated that was their wish.

Below, the map doesn’t show much territory controlled by Mexico City.

General Powell on the Side of the Invaders

There is certainly a severe diminishment in the quality of military leaders these days. President (former General) Eisenhower deported illegal aliens en masse in Operation Wetback because of their excessive numbers. (Now you can’t even use that word.)

That was then. Today’s top brass (including retired persons) have to be politically correct according to elite values.

General Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has expressed his support for lawbreaking foreigners against American citizens.

Has he forgotten that illegal aliens present a national security threat? An al Qaeda thug can cross the same open borders as cheap-labor Mexicans.

Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs, AP, September 19, 2010

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.

Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is “what’s keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward.”

In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they “are doing things we need done in this country.”

He added: “They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house. We’ve got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status.”

He has the open-borders talking points down pretty well. Too bad he doesn’t care about the veterans who are displaced for jobs by illegal aliens.

Islam Shoved Down Britons' Throats -- Literally

It must have been a shock for British people to learn recently that many trusted institutions have been secretly feeding them Islamically slaughtered (halal) meat blessed in the name of Allah by an imam. That’s puke-a-licious, to say the least. It’s enough to turn a person to tofu.

And not only is halal meat the special chow of hostile Muslims, supplying needed protein for strenuous head-choppy attacks on infidels like us, the process is unnecessarily cruel to the animals being slaughtered. In civilized countries, animals are electronically stunned to minimize pain in the process of being turned into meat. Islam, on the other hand, prohibits stunning and demands a hand-delivered throat slashing — good training for jihad, as it turns out. (Think Daniel Pearl and the Buffalo beheading.)

Another element of Islam’s normal animal cruelty is the do-it-yourself animal slaughter by amateurs in celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid. It’s fun for the whole family, according to Islamic sensibilities.

Back to today’s story of spiritual poisoning:

Britain goes halal… but no-one tells the public: How famous institutions serve ritually slaughtered meat with no warning, Daily Mail, September 19, 2010

A Mail on Sunday investigation – which will alarm anyone concerned about animal cruelty – has revealed that schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues such as Ascot and Twickenham are controversially serving up meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law to unwitting members of the public.

All the beef, chicken and lamb sold to fans at Wembley has secretly been prepared in accordance with sharia law, while Cheltenham College, which boasts of its ‘strong Christian ethos’, is one of several top public schools which also serves halal chicken to pupils without informing them.

Even Britain’s biggest hotel and restaurant group Whitbread, which owns the Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains, among many others, has admitted that more than three-quarters of its poultry is halal.

Animal welfare campaigners have long called for a ban on the traditional Islamic way of preparing meat – which involves killing animals by drawing a knife across their throats, without stunning them first – saying it is cruel and causes unnecessary pain.

Sharia law expressly forbids knocking the animal out with a bolt gun, as is usual in British slaughter­houses. Instead, it must be sentient when its throat is cut, and the blood allowed to drip from the carcass while a religious phrase in praise of Allah is recited.

If you think it can’t happen here, think again. The ever helpful PC authorities would rather poke citizens in the eye than offend the Muslims-of-perpetual-rage.

The New York Times reported in 2001 that the Dearborn school system removed pork from the menu eight years previously so no precious Muslim kiddie would eat it by mistake (School System In Michigan Plans to Serve Muslim Food)

Food is a major part of culture, something you notice when visiting ethnic neighborhoods — newbies mark territory and create gathering places for their tribe with restaurants and grocery stores. Outsiders are welcome to spend money.

In France, food is a growing source of conflict between traditional French persons and pushy Muslim immigrants. Muslims object to pork and alcohol existing in the public sphere, so the French have responded by Facebook-organized street protests of a festive nature, featuring wine and sausages.

And when a restaurant goes halal, Islam demands there be no pork products, period. In Lyon, some French persons disguised by pig masks protested the Islamic insult to French culture in such an establishment.

Of course, if you keep Muslim immigrants out of your country, then these culture clashes don’t arise.

Border Parks Defended against Invader-Friendly Rules

Rep Rob Bishop (R-UT) has been a friend of public lands and wants policy changed so law enforcement officers can enter parks near the border which now function as safe zones for illegal aliens and drug smugglers.

He does not accept that Washington has “handed giant swaths of land over to the drug cartels” — as we learned from government recommendations for citizens to avoid border parks (see BLM: Southern Arizona Is Dangerous Because Mexican Cartels Control It).

It’s an upside-down world, where citizens are warned to keep out of our shared public lands and Border Patrol agents are entirely prohibited, but illegal aliens are essentially in control. And we’re not talking about a tiny area close to the border, but 60 miles into Arizona.

Rep Bishop is concerned about public safety and environmental protection — unlike the Sierra Club which claims it advocates for nature but has devolved into socialists in hiking boots.

Here’s a September 14 press release from the Congressman’s office:

Bishop and Fellow House Republicans Call for Hearing on Border

Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) joined with 19 Republican colleagues from the House Natural Resources Committee on a letter to committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV) requesting that a hearing be held in order to examine the increasing use of federal lands along the border for drug trafficking and human smuggling.  The hearing will address current federal land management policies that have enabled federal border lands to be commandeered by criminal drug organizations as trafficking highways as well as the subsequent environmental damage that has resulted from the illegal activities.

In April, Congressman Bishop introduced, H.R. 5016, legislation that seeks to rectify current land management policies that restrict the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) access to federal lands along the border and prevent the USBP from conducting routine patrols, which have proven to be an effective deterrent for criminal border activity.

“A simple internet search or scan of the news yields volumes of examples and incidents where our federally owned and managed lands along the border are being used by criminal organizations for the smuggling of drugs, humans and other contraband into the U.S,” said Congressman Bishop, who serves as the Ranking Republican on the House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and is Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus.  “Our federal border lands are a haven for criminal activity.  We have a responsibility to protect the citizens of this country and right now the weaknesses that exist on our federal lands are a serious threat to our national security.  The time is long overdue for this Committee to fully examine this issue, and then act to fix the problems.”

Highlights of the letter:

“Drug smuggling, murders, human trafficking and other illegal activities have become prevalent on America’s public lands, including National Parks, National Forests, Wildlife Refuges, and other protected areas near our Southern border.  In June, the Washington Post reported that since 2006 over 23,000 people have been killed due to drug violence in Mexico—violence that is spilling into, and through, our federal lands.”

“As the Committee of jurisdiction over the majority of our federal lands and considering the gravity of the current situation, we believe it is this Committee’s duty to act to ensure that both public safety and environmental protection are achieved on public lands by taking the steps necessary to fully secure the border against cartels and criminals. The American people deserve straight answers from the agencies responsible for protecting our borders and public lands.  There is simply no excuse for allowing government policies to continue that hamper the Border Patrol and create paths of access to violent criminal activity.  This situation is what led Republicans to introduce a legislative solution (H.R. 5016) that very simply ensures the Border Patrol has the authority to achieve operational control of the border on public lands.”

Rep. Bishop appeared on Fox news recently about the issue (American Land at Risk):

This sign unwelcomes American hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts to border-area parks in Arizona:

Muslim Threats Force Free Speech Cartoonist into Hiding

The woman who suggested “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” in support for the edgy South Park show has felt the wrath of hostile Muslims who believe that anyone who insults their religion should be killed.

The diversity extremists who believe the equality of all cultures tend to overlook Muslims’ hatred of free speech when it is applied to their precious Islamo-totalitarianism.

Free speech comes under attack in the West wherever Muslims have immigrated and reached a critical mass. You only have to look at Europe to see that. Sadly, intimidation works, particularly when backed up with actual deaths, like Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh who was murdered on an Amsterdam street as he biked to work because of his work critical of Islam’s treatment of women, specifically the film Submission.

Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who drew Bomb-Turban Mohammad, had a close call earlier this year when a Somali broke into the artist’s home with an axe. Only a secured safe room saved him from being hacked to death.

There are many other examples of Islam’s hatred of free speech, but I don’t have time to write a book.

America can have traditional free speech where nobody fears for their life because of a critical cartoon, or we can have Muslim immigration — but not both.

Draw Muhammad’ Cartoonist Goes Into Hiding at FBI’s Insistence After Assassination Threat, Fox News, September 16, 2010

The Seattle cartoonist whose artwork sparked the controversial “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!” has gone into hiding at the advice of the FBI after being targeted by a radical Muslim cleric, according to the newspaper that published her comics.

Molly Norris has moved and changed her name, the Seattle Weekly said Wednesday, after U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki placed her on an execution hit list. Awlaki — who has been linked to the botched Times Square bombing and cited as inspiration for the Fort Hood massacre and a plot by two New Jersey men to kill U.S. soldiers — reportedly called Norris a “prime target” for assassination and that her “proper abode is hellfire.”

Funny how being raised in the United States didn’t give jihadist Anwar al-Awlaki more of an appreciation for free speech. Apparently that assimilation thing didn’t overcome the mosque teachings to hate and kill the infidel.

Germany: Book Critical of Islamization Finds an Audience

In Germany, the man expressing the popular anger against Muslim immigrants who refuse to assimilate happens to be a banker until recently employed as a board member of the Bundesbank.

Thilo Sarrazin has been excoriated for writing a book that is critical of Muslim immigration, Deutschland schafft sich ab (Germany does away with itself). The author has been condemned by top political leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, for saying unpleasant things.

However, many Germans agree that Sarrazin is discussing issues too long covered up by elites in thrall to multicultural beliefs. The people see their communities changed by Muslim diversity, and they don’t like it.

German book channels public’s immigrant angst, AP, September 15, 2010

Thilo Sarrazin was a board member of Germany’s august central bank until he wrote a book claiming German society was being made “dumber” by Muslim immigrants. It’s a runaway best-seller, but has cost him his job. [. . .]

But supporters say Sarrazin’s criticisms are simply meant to make a point about what is expected of newcomers to Germany.

“We are not far-right extremists, we just want the people who come here to contribute something, to be polite and learn the language. Nothing more,” said Mike Temme, a doctor.

Temme was among a lively crowd of several hundred in Berlin who paid to hear Sarrazin debate his book, “Germany Abolishes Itself.” Support for the ex-banker was palpable as the crowd applauded his defense of his theories and drowned out any participants who questioned Sarrazin’s use of genetic theory or accused him of manipulating data.

“Because we’ve started and lost two world wars, nobody dares to say it. But now somebody has spoken the truth and everybody agrees,” Temme said.

The “truth,” according to Sarrazin, is that Germans “have accepted as inevitable that Germany will be smaller and dumber.”

“The three immigrant groups with the largest educational deficit and the highest social welfare costs, are also those with the highest rate of reproduction,” Sarrazin writes, citing Turks, immigrants from the former Yugoslavia and from the Middle East. [. . .]

Hardening attitudes toward Muslims are felt in many European countries. But these are generally spearheaded by the far-right, whereas Sarrazin, 65, belongs to the traditional, center-left Social Democratic Party, which is moving to expel him. Some heavyweights of Germany’s left-leaning establishment are leaping to Sarrazin’s defense, arguing that he is being unjustly pilloried for saying what a silent majority has long felt.

Matthias Matussek, a columnist with the weekly Der Spiegel, praised Sarrazin for challenging “the politically correct branch of Germany’s consensus-based society” and for forcing politicians to listen to the public’s demands for Muslims to embrace German ways.

“They are sick of being cursed or laughed at when they offer assistance with integration. And they are tired about reading about Islamist associations that have one degree of separation from terrorism, of honor killings, of death threats against cartoonists and filmmakers,” Matussek wrote in his blog for Der Spiegel’s online edition.

The heated debate has left leaders struggling for a response.

The video below is a composite of European news reports about the Sarrazin book.

Snifflers in Mortarboards Exhibited for DREAM Act

The video below is supposed to elicit sympathy for the children of lawbreakers by featuring sob stories of illegal alien students who “only want to give back to the community” (unclear whether that means America or Raza).

It comes from the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, which is trying to stir up support for the execrable DREAM Act, now resuscitated and cleverly tucked into the defense bill by Majority Leader Harry Reid in hopes of stirring up some votes.

The DREAM Act is a Big Lie. The bill purports to be for The Children, but it is ugly amnesty legislation (with gigantic loopholes) dressed up in academic gowns. Roy Beck pointed out in his blog This DREAM Act Must Be Stopped that an alien needn’t have come as a child or even be a real student to qualify.

Now would be a good time to phone Senators and object to Reid’s treacherous backdoor amnesty.

Incidentally, Senator McCain again made clear that securing the border is important to him — as a precursor to an amnesty for millions of lawbreakers.

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