Most of the reports we have heard about the jihadists in Europe have described small groups with a few members, but the conversation between JihadWatch’s Robert Spencer and SunTV’s Ezra Levant considers how the substantially increased numbers of hostiles mean a higher level of danger.
EZRA LEVANT: We know that thousands of European Muslims have gone to fight with the Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Do you thinks it’s credible there are groups 20-30 as these reports say, a hundred terrorists in a single cell ready to attack in Europe? Do you think that’s credible?
ROBERT SPENCER: Yeah, absolutely. There’s not reason why not. Even European authorities are acknowledging today that there are between 2,000 and 5,000 what they call radicalized Muslim extremists, that is Muslims that are ready to wage jihad and wage it in Europe and they are in Europe now, and so could a hundred of them get together to plan a large-scale attack? There’s absolutely no reason why not. . .
LEVANT: In Canada some years ago we had the Toronto 18, so that was 18 Muslim extremists collaborating, training, working on their plans. The plans were intercepted but still, if 18 people would work together in Canada, which has a smaller Muslim population, I guess it is not unthinkable that you would have, but these terror cells reportedly are up to a hundred people. In my mind, I think of the damage done by two or three people working in concert in Paris last week. A hundred people, I mean that’s like a military battalion, that would be enough to take over a police station, that would be enough to take over a military base, that would certainly be enough to slaughter any Jewish synagogue or university, maybe even enough to get into the French parliament.
SPENCER: Yeah, Ezra, look, all these things are possibilities. Saying it’s a military battalion, I think that’s very well put because they do consider themselves to be in a war.
The terrorist arrests in Belgium on Thursday turned up police uniforms as well as the expected explosives and firearms. A Reuters report (Dozens held across Europe in Islamist suspect sweeps) quoted the prosecutor’s spokesman who explained, “This group was on the point of carrying out terrorist attacks aiming to kill police officers in the streets and in police stations.”
Below, Belgian police arrested hostile Muslims in the city of Verviers.
So the bad guys have bigger plans for Europe and elsewhere. The Toronto 18, mentioned by Ezra Levant, didn’t get much press in the US, but the group had a very ambitious plot in 2006 to invade Canada’s Parliament building and behead the Prime Minister, among other violence. In addition, some of the jihadists today have gotten military training in Syria and are therefore far more dangerous than the standard Allah gangsters of earlier plots. At any rate, continuing Muslim immigration is madness.
A country that is serious about national security needs a fortified border, and the Saudis demonstrate that commitment by constructing a multi-layered high-tech model to keep out their enemies from ISIS. Rush Limbaugh mentioned the project during his program on Thursday:
The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia
. . . Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile great wall. Saudi Arabia is building a massive fence 600 miles long. It’s a combined fence and ditch. Its purpose is to separate Saudi Arabia from Iraq to the north. Most of the area on the Iraqi side of the border of Saudi Arabia is now controlled by ISIS, or ISIL. But they’re not just building a 600-mile fence. And, by the way, why are they building the fence? They’re building the fence to keep ISIS out. And you know why? Because fences work. It’s not just a fence, folks. This is a five-layered fence, and it has ditches.
This is a massive construction project. It has berms, it has razor wire, thermal sensors, radar, and helicopters. It is a full protection security system, 500 miles of that. Stop and think for a moment a 500-mile, five-layered fence. This is not just a bunch of stakes in the ground with some barbed wire running. There are guard towers every so many feet, miles, whatever, the trenches are deep. They are all packed with sensors to detect anybody trying to cross. And if you get caught you’re gonna be beheaded. They don’t mess around.
Remember 1996, back in the previous century? That was the year Braveheart won the Best Picture Oscar and Michael Jordan was the MVP in the NBA finals which Chicago won against Seattle.
That was also the year that ICE Commissioner Doris Meissner declared that controlling the border “would be a three- to five-year effort,” putting success at 2001 at the latest:
California Border Patrols Busier Than Ever, by Louis Freedberg, San Francisco Chronicle, January 31, 1996
Meissner said that controlling the border is going to be a long-term, step-by-step process. “We’ve always said this would be a three- to five-year effort to build up to what would be needed,” she said.
Even so, any Washington discussion of illegal immigration these days always includes an earnest declaration that America’s borders must be secured for sure, although never with specifics of when.
Below, a diagram of the features of the Saudi border fortifications.
Meanwhile, much of America’s border has a fence like the unserious one below.
The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: Kingdom plans to build 600-mile barrier from Jordan to Kuwait in response to the threat of an invasion by ISIS, Daily Mail (UK), January 15, 2015
The Saudi royal family are building a 600-mile barrier to fortify the northern frontier of their kingdom.
The fence and ditch, punctuated with radar surveillance towers, command centres and guard posts, aims to protect the Saudis’ oil-rich territory from invasion by the Islamic State insurgency.
Last week a suicide bombing and gun attack which killed two Saudi border guards and their commanding officer was styled by one analyst as the Islamic State’s first attack on the kingdom.
No group claimed responsibility for the assault in a remote desert area, but it happened just next to Iraq’s Anbar province where Islamic State militants are fighting Iraqi army forces.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud inaugurated the first phase of the border security project in September, soon after Islamic State’s Sunni insurgency swept across Iraq.
The multi-layered barrier, which will eventually stretch across the Saudi-Iraq border from Jordan to Kuwait, includes 78 monitoring towers, eight command centres, 10 mobile surveillance vehicles, 32 rapid-response centres, and three rapid intervention squads, reports Janes.com. Continue reading this article
What does it cost to start a race war? Is $33 million in one year enough? Perhaps not quite, judging from George Soros’ efforts to create anger among black Americans against the authorities. Plenty of chaos happened, certainly, and Ferguson the town will probably not recover from the arson and riots it suffered for decades, if ever.
Are alleged bad cops the worst problem black Americans have? They have plenty to be angry about, particularly the lack of jobs and good schools. Are the angry demonstrators too young to understand how changing demographics hurts them more than anyone else? First-rung jobs for young people are harder to find in the jobless recovery, and many of those go to immigrants and aliens who are willing to work for peanuts.
There may well may be a few bad cops out there causing trouble — there are certainly bad priests and teachers — but if jobs were available, allowing hope for the future, then the Soros millions wouldn’t cause unrest.
The story about Soros explains a lot, with the money thrown willy-nilly at leftist groups to create anti-cop protests that don’t make sense, given the economic conditions. In my opinion, there is a lot of displaced anger among blacks who have been deeply hurt by the Obama economy, but cannot bring themselves to say so directly. So there have been eruptions like Ferguson and the fury about Trayvon, but no protests about the lack of jobs. Obama gets a pass, even now.
Below, the Washington Times front page graphic of the Soros story mercifully did not include photos of Ferguson destruction after the rioting.
George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action, Washington Times, January 14, 2015
Liberal billionaire gave at least $33 million in one year to groups that emboldened activists
There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets.
Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.
In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.
The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre.
“Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society,” said Kenneth Zimmerman, director of Mr. Soros’ Open Society Foundations’ U.S. programs, in an interview with The Washington Times. “Helping groups combine policy, research [and] data collection with community organizing feels very much the way our society becomes more accountable.”
No strings attached
Mr. Zimmerman said OSF has been giving to these types of groups since its inception in the early ’90s, and that, although groups involved in the protests have been recipients of Mr. Soros’ grants, they were in no way directed to protest at the behest of Open Society.
“The incidents, whether in Staten Island, Cleveland or Ferguson, were spontaneous protests — we don’t have the ability to control or dictate what others say or choose to say,” Mr. Zimmerman said. “But these circumstances focused people’s attention — and it became increasingly evident to the social justice groups involved that what a particular incident like Ferguson represents is a lack of accountability and a lack of democratic participation.”
Soros-sponsored organizations helped mobilize protests in Ferguson, building grass-roots coalitions on the ground backed by a nationwide online and social media campaign.
Other Soros-funded groups made it their job to remotely monitor and exploit anything related to the incident that they could portray as a conservative misstep, and to develop academic research and editorials to disseminate to the news media to keep the story alive. Continue reading this article
There’s nothing like the mass murder of journalists to rouse other scribblers to serious thinking about the general threats against free speech. The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has forced consideration about the danger of unfriendly Muslim immigrants who are historically and scripturally opposed to free expression when it refers to their violent religion.
Even the squishy NRO warned against excessive immigration with a succinct assessment:
If a country is manifestly having trouble assimilating the immigrants it already has, it shouldn’t add to their numbers willy-nilly.
That thought came from Rich Lowry in his critique of France: Europe’s Immigration Problem: Its unassimilated populations — often openly hostile to their host countries — continue to grow.
Lowry must believe assimilation of the diverse foreign-born (now numbering over 41 million) is proceeding apace in America. He apparently didn’t read John Fonte’s item in the same National Review, America’s Assimilation System Is Broken, a couple points of which follow:
● By 30 points (84.6 percent to 54 percent), native-born citizens are more likely than naturalized citizens to consider themselves “U.S. citizens” rather than “citizens of the world.”
● By 30 points (67.3 percent to 37 percent), the native-born are more likely than immigrant citizens to believe that the U.S. Constitution is a higher legal authority than international law if there’s conflict between the two.
It’s hard to know which is the bigger problem: the refusal of public schools to teach US citizenship as they once did or the huge numbers of foreigners culturally overwhelming formerly American neighborhoods. Newbies cannot assimilate if there are no models of American values to follow.
Like Muslim jihadists, raza elements peddle a supremacist ideology, only of Mexico first rather than Mohammed. One step is to normalize Spanish to the point of making the US a bilingual nation where Americans are forced to learn the invader’s language.
One memorable example of America’s failing assimilation engine is the years-long battle to run an American school system in Tucson, Arizona. A group of radical Mexicans there have insisted upon a race-based (“raza” means race) pro-Mexico curriculum. In 2008, a former ethnic studies teacher in the city wrote about the effect of the anti-American courses: Raza studies gives rise to racial hostility. The Tucson raza bunch are Mexican Marxists dedicated to using schools to inculcate young minds with the idea that they should fight against the white man’s Constitution.
Below, raza revolutionaries in Che berets and masks protested the state’s prohibition of a seditious curriculum in front of Tucson High School.
In 2010, Arizona passed a law to stop the extremist Aztlan instruction in the public schools, but non-assimilated Mexicans continue to demand it:
Tucson, Ariz. Schools Vow To Keep ‘Ethnic Studies’ Curriculum, Daily Caller, January 7, 2015
The head of public schools in Tucson, Ariz. says the city’s schoolchildren will continue to be taught a “culturally relevant” curriculum that condemns the Declaration of Independence as full of “lies” and “hypocrisy” even after the state’s superintendent accused it of violating a state ban on ethnic studies classes.
In fact, he says they will expand it.
Superintendent H. D. Sanchez says that, regardless of what the state’s Department of Education says, a federal desegregation court order issued in 2013 requires the school to offer a “culturally relevant” curriculum. As a result, he says the district will expand the curriculum from three high schools in the district to seven.
An Arizona law, passed in 2010, bars schools from teaching courses that advocate ethnic solidarity over treating people as individuals, encourage resentment of particular groups or cultures or promote the overthrow of the United States government. The law was targeted at an ethnic studies program in Tucson which it forced to shut down in 2012. The law has thus far survived a federal court challenge, although oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for next week.
Now, the Arizona Department of Education says Tucson is once again violating the law. Continue reading this article
The report says the contract calls for “an automated assistant” that can fly the plane, so essentially a co-pilot. Presumably the pilot will be jettisoned as well a few years later.
That innovation should be no surprise. The 1980 movie Airplane! had a functioning auto-pilot that worked perfectly well… most of the time.
Of course in 1980, the plane required a human pilot for a successful (and dramatic) landing.
But now in 2015, smart machines are doing a wide array of jobs, and it’s only the beginning. A 2013 report from Oxford University researchers estimated that “nearly half of U.S. jobs are vulnerable to computerization” within the next 20 years. So America won’t be needing millions of immigrants to do jobs that no longer exist.
Aurora to create cockpit automation, C4ISR&Networks, January 12, 2015
Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a $6 million DARPA contract to develop cockpit automation.
The contract, for Phase I of DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, calls for Aurora to develop “an automated assistant capable of operating an aircraft from takeoff to landing, automatically executing the necessary flight and mission activities, checklists and procedures at the correct phases of flight while detecting and responding to contingencies,” said a company news release. “At the same time, the human pilot would be continuously informed through an intuitive interface of which actions the automation is executing, and take back control if so desired.”
Aurora is collaborating with the National Robotics Engineering Center and Duke Engineering Research Institute. “The ability to reassign cockpit roles, allowing humans to perform tasks best suited to humans and automation to perform tasks best suited to automation, represents a potential paradigm shift compared to how flight operations are currently conducted,” said Jessica Duda, Aurora’s ALIAS program manager. “One of our key challenges is to develop a system that creates trust between the pilot and the automated assistant.”
Jeff Sessions has returned to the Senate from his uncontested re-election with his continuing tireless defense of American workers from the open-borders billionaires looking for cheaper labor.
He is also focused on honing the Republican message regarding immigration, judging from his recent 25-page paper, The Immigration Handbook for the New Republican Majority.
In his paper, Sessions argued against Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s approach of “governing” to show the public that Republicans don’t have horns, which sounds a little squishy to many:
“We are told we need to focus on ‘governing’ in order to set the stage for 2016. But as Jeffrey Anderson with the Weekly Standard reminds us, ‘there is no more central act of governing than defending our founding charter.’ Elections are not the end, but the means to the end. Why were we elected if not to protect our constituents and their Constitution? Why are we here if not to serve the citizens who sent us here?”
Like many of Sessions’ floor speeches, the paper is well referenced and full of facts. Topics covered include the enforcement collapse and the Silicon Valley STEM hoax, plus excessive immigration’s effects on the welfare state and the economy.
The Republicans are holding a joint retreat in Hershey PA and the Sessions paper is meant to guide thinking, messaging and strategy. His staff hand-delivered the piece to members of Congress on Monday.
Finally, Senator Sessions took to the floor this week to blast the administration for its refusal to enforce visa laws to keep dangerous people out of the United States:
It’s somewhat surprising that ultra-lib New York City is only now distributing identification cards to any and all residents, including the illegal alien sort. After all, its two previous Republican mayors are open-borders types who support amnesty. After retiring from his job, Mayor Michael Bloomberg even partnered up with the billionaires’ caucus for cheap-labor amnesty.
By comparison, a couple Bay Area cities have had municipal IDs for years. In Oakland, the ID card doubles as a debit card — handy for unbanked foreigners. In San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom began handing out ID cards in 2008 as part of a larger, well advertised campaign to distribute government benefits to unlawful aliens.
New York City has an official website idNYC and offers applications in 25 languages. It assures applicants “Immigration status does not matter.” Diverse enough?
The ever-thoughtful Mayor Bill De Blasio attached a bunch of freebies for citizens to sign up so the card would not be a “scarlet letter” singling out illegal aliens. Right, that and the inability to speak English.
New York City ID Could Open Up Doors — And Privacy Concerns, NPR, January 12, 2015
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
In New York City today Mayor Bill de Blasio made a pitch for a piece of plastic.
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO: One piece of plastic, but it’s going to open so many doors for our fellow New Yorkers. It’s going to make their lives better.
BLOCK: That plastic is a new ID card for New York City residents 14 and older, and they can get it regardless of immigration status. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang reports.
HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: Mayor Bill de Blasio said renting an apartment, opening a bank account and entering a school building will now be easier for this city’s estimated half-million unauthorized immigrants. They’re now eligible for city-issued IDs.
DE BLASIO: We don’t want any of our fellow New Yorkers to feel like second-class citizens. We don’t want them to feel left out.
WANG: And the IDNYC program doesn’t leave out New Yorkers who already have ID. Here’s how the mayor sweetened the deal.
DE BLASIO: A free one-year membership to 33 cultural institutions. That did get the attention of many New Yorkers.
WANG: Johanna Miller of the New York Civil Liberties Union says getting lots of New Yorkers, not just unauthorized immigrants to sign up, will be key.
JOHANNA MILLER: The success of this program depends almost entirely on having a diverse pool of cardholders. If the card becomes a scarlet letter for undocumented people then it fails.
WANG: Los Angeles is preparing to roll out an ID similar to New York’s. They join cities like San Francisco, Oakland, California and New Haven, Connecticut, where only about 10 percent of the city’s population has applied since 2007. New York officials hope their program will be more widely adopted and there were already long lines today at the Queens Library’s Flushing branch, 75-year-old Ni Shaolong waited to apply.
NI SHAOLONG: (Speaking Mandarin). Continue reading this article
The US President seems stubbornly incapable of on-the-job learning, even in the final quarter of his term. In September he admitted that going out to play golf immediately after a presser about the beheading of American James Foley was bad optics, noting, “Part of this job is also the theater of it.”
But now, just four months later, he is being pilloried by observers across the political spectrum for being AWOL at France’s largest human gathering in its history, Sunday’s Paris march.
Obama didn’t even send Joe Biden or someone recognizable from the cabinet. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris that day and appeared on several Sunday shows with the Eiffel tower in the background, but couldn’t be bothered to attend. Only the Ambassador to France (a political appointee known for fundraising) showed up.
Nearly every Monday newspaper front page had a version of the powerful photo below, nicely done by the New York Times.
One assumes that Obama didn’t want to discuss Muslims and their actions in the recent massacres in Paris of journalists and Jewish shoppers. He has been unwilling to admit that Islam is a totalitarian political system as proclaimed in the Koran. In fact, his administration directed all references to Islam as a violent ideology be purged from FBI training materials.
Democrat pollster and consultant Doug Schoen wrote on Monday, “We are at war with radical Islam. And President Obama needs to say it.”
But he won’t.
Here is Schoen’s whole piece:
Obama AWOL in Paris: Message to America, allies is we don’t care, Fox News, By Douglas E. Schoen, January 12, 2015
Sunday, President Obama morally abdicated his place as the leader of the free world.
His decision to stay home instead of standing side by side with French President Hollande as millions marched in Paris in solidarity with the slain journalists of Charlie Hebdo in opposition to radical Islam – an enemy fiercer than we have seen in decades – sent a clear message to the world: Obama just doesn’t care.
His words about the horrendous terrorist attack this week were not enough. They came off as inauthentic at best and offensive at worst.
To speak about the most serious terrorist attack on Western soil since 9/11, London and Madrid, in between speeches about his free community college plan demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding for the gravity of the situation in Paris and, indeed, the world.
To this end, it is not surprising that President Obama is the only Western leader who has refused to call this attack Islamic terrorism, even though President Hollande has declared that France is it at war with radical Islam. And to not even send Vice President Joe Biden or Secretary of State John Kerry in his place shows a level of disrespect that makes me ashamed of our nation.
We are at war with radical Islam. And President Obama needs to say it. Continue reading this article
In Paris last week a dozen persons were massacred for publishing a magazine insulting Mohammed by men shouting Allah Ackbar. One of the shooters told a French TV station that they had been sent by al Qaeda.
Nevertheless, liberal elites like UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon and French President Hollande declared by barbaric attacks had nothing to do with Islam.
We certainly live in the age of the Big Lie. Hostile Islam is on the march across large swaths of the globe, yet leaders of the western world are pretending that it is a harmless force, despite its violent history and current success in setting up an Islamic State in the Middle East.
Below, as part of jihadists’ campaign to drive Christians out of the Middle East, ISIS Muslims burned an 1800-year-old church in Mosul.
Islam is the cause of much suffering, most of it far from European capitals. The Muslim gangsters in Africa called Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last year, the majority of whom were Christians. The mass abduction got attention from the White House with its ridiculous #BringBackOurGirls hashtag campaign, though most of the girls remain in Boko imprisonment which includes the “convert or die” commandment of Islam.
Boko Haram has continued its war against Nigerians, with a horrific attack in the last week: 2,000 feared killed in ‘deadliest’ Boko Haram attack in Nigeria, CNN, Jan 9.
However, the Boko gangsters are not a rare bunch of barbarians, as shown by a recent report about the persecution of Christians worldwide: the #1 worst country for Christians is North Korea, but the following nine are majority Muslim nations.
Islam’s War on Christians: Worst Yet to Come?, CBN News, January 8, 2015
WASHINGTON — From the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa, Christians are enduring attacks for their faith like never before.
“The persecution of Christians is real, it is horrifically violent often, and it is spreading at unprecedented rate in modern times,” said Dr. David Curry, president of Open Doors, a group that monitors religious freedom worldwide.
Curry said Christians faced the most persecution for their faith in 2014 than any other year in recent history.
“We have seen the sharpest jump in violent attacks against Christians in the modern era,” he said.
Open Doors reports that 4,344 Christians were killed for their faith in 2014 — double the number in 2013.
“These aren’t Christians who are collateral damage in a larger war; these are people who are targeted because they chose to worship Jesus and because they want to read a Bible and that’s shocking,” Curry said. Continue reading this article
In the past few days, the media have been focused on the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre story with all guns blazing. However, the topic of Muslim immigration fundamentally changing France somehow got overlooked in all the verbiage. Tucker Carlson, a weekend host on a Fox News show, was a rare exception:
TUCKER CARLSON: Will someone somewhere make the obvious point that perhaps France is having these problems because it has the largest Muslim population in Europe as a result of its immigration policies? Is it time to rethink immigration policies in Europe and by the way also here in North America to pay attention to the country of origin? Is it a good idea to let people from countries where a lot of violent Islamism is rife come to this country? What do we get out of it? These are the kind of questions you might be hearing in coming days.
Diversity realists hope to hear those questions, at least.
Below, the totalitarian political ideology of Islam makes Muslims a poor choice to be immigrants to western nations.
We should be paying closer attention to what’s happening in France in terms of the phases of invasion via immigration. Pew estimates that 7.5 percent of the population of France is Muslim or 4.7 million, although six million is a number one sees frequently.
Some attention has been paid to the no-go zones of France, because they are areas where the police fear to enter which complicated the search for the Charlie Hebdo murderers. In 2006, Daniel Pipes noted the existence of 751 no-go zones, also know as Sensitive Urban Zones, as designated by the French government.
The no-go zones are increasingly dangerous for native French citizens and that is a sign of the growing danger of Islam in the country. Continuing immigration and a culture of big families (aided by state welfare and polygamy) mean rapid growth of the Muslim population.
Demographic revolution is simple: immigrants arrive and establish their balkanized ethnic neighborhoods which then overwhelm the adjacent areas through population growth via immigration and births. Like what’s happened in Los Angeles, only hispanics have managed without polygamy.
One case is the French city of Roubaix, which the New York Times touted as a fine example of Muslims not being problematic. However a closer look revealed that Muslims weren’t the ones doing the assimilating; instead, the native French were submitting to the Islamic culture.
Interestingly, one researcher charted out how the percentage of Muslims correlated with social chaos and violence (What Islam Isn’t). According to the formulation, Roubaix, with 20 percent Muslim population, could easily experience “hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning.” So the French residents of Roubaix have apparently chosen to survive by accommodating Islam supremacism.
Below, diverse Marseille (30-40 percent Muslim) was thought to be a model of assimilation just a few years ago, but then it experienced a burqa riot and worsening social tension generally.
In the Fox News video following, JihadWatch’s Robert Spencer explained what happens in no-go zones:
SEAN HANNITY: When you look at the numbers of people, about 10 percent of the population of France, the no-go neighborhoods have separated themselves, they are not assimilating, they even separate sharia courts. Do you believe this contributed to what happened yesterday? (the Charlie Hebdo massacre)
ROBERT SPENCER: Oh, absolutely, Sean, there’s no doubt about it whatsoever, because in those enclaves and remember there are 751 of them all over France and that’s not just rumor or conjecture, that’s based on a French government website that lists them all. These 751 no-go areas are essentially ruled by sharia law. They have no regard for French law. They do not teach French law, They inculcate sharia and what sharia teaches is somebody who blasphemes and insults Mohammed must be put to death. Two of the three shooters at the Charlie Hebdo offices were born and raised in France, they grew up in these areas and they learned that blasphemers must be put to death. That’s what they were acting upon when they went into the Charlie Hebdo office.
HANNITY: I want you to be very clear on this. Rowen Scarborough in the Washington Times had a great piece on it today and described it as growing Islamist mini-states.
And here is that article.
Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states, By Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, January 7, 2015
A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block.
France has Europe’s largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law.
“The situation is out of control, and it is not reversible,” said Soeren Kern, an analyst at the Gatestone Institute and author of annual reports on the “Islamization of France.”
“Islam is a permanent part of France now. It is not going away,” Mr. Kern said. “I think the future looks very bleak. The problem is a lot of these younger-generation Muslims are not integrating into French society. Although they are French citizens, they don’t really have a future in French society. They feel very alienated from France. This is why radical Islam is so attractive because it gives them a sense of meaning in their life.”
While not a complete safe-haven for al Qaeda-type operatives, Paris and other French cities have become more fertile places for Muslim extremists in the past decade. City leaders have allowed virtual Islamic mini-states to thrive as Muslims gain power to govern in their own way.
“There are no-go areas not just in Paris, but all over France, where they are effectively in control,” said Robert Spencer, who directs JihadWatch.org, a nonprofit that monitors Muslim extremists.
“They’re operating with impunity, apparently secure in the knowledge that authorities cannot or will not act decisively to stop them,” he said. “And with the universal denial and obfuscation of the clear motive for the Charlie Hebdo attack, they have good reason to think that.” Continue reading this article
The new GOP-majority Congress has gotten off to an energetic start, and that includes legislation to scuttle the Obama’s executive amnesty. Senator Sessions endorses the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015, H.R.191, authored by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL).
NumbersUSA has a list of what the bill would do:
• Prohibit the President’s use of granting parole to illegal aliens
• Prohibit the Administration from granting work permits to all illegal aliens
• Defund all executive actions on immigration, including all memos issued by the Department of Homeland Security
• Close the loophole that played a large role in last summer’s border surge by treating illegal aliens from non-contiguous countries the same as contiguous countries, making them easier to remove
• Prohibit illegal aliens from accessing Social Security, medicare, and benefits from the Affordable Care Act
• Reinstate the Secure Communities program
• Restrict federal funding to municipalities that provide sanctuary to illegal aliens
• Prohibit the government from providing legal council to illegal aliens in removal proceedings
• Restrict the Administration’s ability to grant and extend Temporary Protected Status to illegal aliens
Here’s a press release from Senator Sessions concerning the legislation:
Sessions Endorses Aderholt Bill to Block Exec. Amnesty, Catch-and-Release, January 8, 2015
“Approximately 99% of the Central American youth and adult relatives who showed up unlawfully this year presently remain in the United States… Simply providing the President with more money for ‘border security’ will be turned into a slush fund to resettle illegal immigrants in the interior of the United States…
Republicans should focus on these [Aderholt reforms] and other discrete enforcement measures—like mandatory E-Verify and closing tax credit loopholes—that will encourage repatriation and protect jobs and benefits for Americans, while launching a sustained and unrelenting campaign to block all funds for the President’s border-erasing executive amnesty… Congress should not fund an illegal act that eliminates our constitutional role as a lawmaking body.”
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, issued the following comments today regarding Congressman Robert Aderholt’s (AL-4) legislation to block funds for executive amnesty and to confront catch-and-release:
“President Obama’s executive amnesty voids the laws Congress has passed in order to foist on the nation measures Congress has refused to pass. In violation of U.S. law, it grants illegal immigrants work permits, Social Security, and Medicare—taking jobs and benefits directly from struggling Americans. The President has arrogated to himself the sole and absolute power to decide who can enter, live, work, and claim benefits in the United States.
Before the election, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus made a promise: ‘We will do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen… We can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen. I don’t know how to be any stronger than that. I’m telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will.’ Continue reading this article