During a recent interview with the press, the pope rejected the idea that Islam and violence were somehow connected, despite the common occurrence of Muslims bragging about murder dedicated to their religion, punctuated with fervent Allahu Ackbars.
ISIS and other mass-murdering jihadists couldn’t ask for a better friend in the Vatican. Pope Francis refuses to identify Islam with its followers’ daily slaughter for allah, even though the religion’s scripture is full of it.
The Pope is once again ignoring a simple distinction: while people of all faiths and backgrounds commit acts of violence, Islam is unique among world religions in having a developed doctrine, theology and legal system mandating warfare against unbelievers. Unless and until that is confronted, Muslims will continue to commit acts of violence against non-Muslims, including Christians. The Pope is betraying the Christians of the Middle East and the world, and all the victims of jihad violence, by repeating palpable falsehoods about the motivating ideology of attacks upon them, instead of confronting that ideology and calling upon Muslims to renounce and reform Islam’s doctrines of violence.
Here’s a video of the pope’s interview to the press during the flight returning to Rome after a visit to Poland.
It’s also disturbing that Pope Francis blames terrorism on the poor economy and lack of jobs, rather than Islam’s commands to “slay [the infidels] wherever you find them” (4:89). As a man of faith, he should understand the power of belief, but he instead prattles the Marxist silliness that economics is the sole impetus for behavior.
POPE Francis said yesterday it was wrong to identify Islam with terrorism and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism.
Speaking aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland, he said: “I think it is not right to identify Islam with terrorism.
“It is not right and it is not true.”
Francis was responding to a question about the killing on July 26 of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest by knife-wielding attackers who burst into a church service in western France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat.
The attack was claimed by ISIS.
He said: “I think that in nearly all religions there is always a small fundamentalist group.”
He then added: “We have them,” referring to Catholicism.
The Pope continued: “I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence because every day when I look at the papers I see violence here in Italy – someone killing his girlfriend, someone killing his mother-in-law. These are baptised Catholics.
Sanctuary cities are another terrible immigration policy that has brought preventable crime and death to America, yet the practice continues because powerful elites want cheap labor and open borders. As a result, the notion of America being a “nation of laws” has suffered enormously, along with the unnecessary carnage.
On July 1, 2015, Kate Steinle was shot and killed as she strolled with her father on a San Francisco pier by a five-times-deported illegal alien who had been released by the city as it observed its sanctuary policy.
Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies appeared on Sunday with Tucker Carlson to review the federal government’s complicity in aiding illegal alien criminals.
TUCKER CARLSON: The US Department of Justice has coughed up about $342 million in taxpayer money, your money, to just 10 so-called sanctuary cities. These places have policies barring jails and the police from cooperating with the US immigration and customs agents. New data show that money is 63 percent of the funds available to all American cities, so should taxpayers be on the hook for coddling illegal criminal aliens? Jessica Vaughan is the Director of Policy Studies for the Center of Immigration Studies. Good to see you this morning. So how exactly this is work and why is the Justice Department paying cities that have policies that violate federal law?
JESSICA VAUGHAN: Well, it’s outrageous. The Department of Justice has a number of grant programs for federal law enforcement agencies, including one that reimburses them for detaining criminal aliens and there’s allowing even the sanctuary jurisdictions that are obstructing immigration enforcement in violation of federal law to get these grants regardless of their policy. And this is outrageous, not only because it means taxpayers are subsidizing the obstruction of enforcement and they’re not complying with federal law, but the result is that criminal aliens who should be deported instead get released back into the communities and are there to keep threatening people so it’s a public safety problem as well.
CARLSON: That’s for sure. The federal government has traditionally withheld funds to the states that don’t follow its guidelines for laws, like when they wanted to raise the drinking age to 21, they said we’re not giving you any more highway funds until you do it. This is just the opposite: the federal government, the Obama people, are rewarding cities for breaking federal law. What does it say about their regard for the law when the Justice Department encourages people to break the law? Continue reading this article
These days, many public schools have been turned into leftist propaganda factories that Pol Pot would have envied. They teach kids that America is evil and diversity is the highest good. They train students in the violent tactics we have seen at work in the Occupy movement and the anti-cop Black Lives Matter.
Once upon a time, California students of all backgrounds were taught traditional American values of hard work and patriotism. For a remembrance of those bygone days, see Victor Davis Hanson’s The Civic Education America Needs.
Back then, people believed in assimilation, where foreign people were welcomed to this nation in exchange for their accepting American values. Now citizens are supposed to be happy in a balkanized country of separate ethnic tribes, even though the diversity ideology magnifies conflicts.
According to recent changes, state students will get even more diversity propaganda as a result of a big rewrite of educational diversity standards. Apparently not enough high school graduates aspire to careers as community organizers.
Interestingly, the Sacramento Bee story included a photo of farm organizer Cesar Chavez as a diversity icon, even though he actively promoted immigration enforcement to help his legal workers. That fact has been effectively submerged in the media’s black hole of inconvenient history.
Dolores Huerta, vice president of the National Farm Workers Association, and Cesar Chavez, the association’s general director, are seen in November 1965. Carl Crawford Sacramento Bee file
After 10 years, thousands of public comments and contentious debates, the California Department of Education has rewritten the history curriculum for California’s more than 6.2 million public school students.
The new History-Social Science Framework for grades K-12 was adopted by the state school board on July 14. It reflects the struggles and progress of LGBT Americans in the United States and California. It also contains more detail on Latino history, along with the role Filipinos played in both World War II and the United Farm Workers movement.
It includes sections on the impact of the missions on California Indians and the challenges faced by Chinese and Japanese immigrants, including the Asian Exclusion Act of 1882 and the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II.
California’s Hmong history isn’t included, but books by Hmong authors are recommended. The story of Americans with disabilities is also addressed. There’s a much deeper discussion of African American history, relying on slave narratives and firsthand accounts of rebellions and nonviolent protests during the Civil Rights movement.
There’s have been lots of post-game analyses of the Democrat Convention, but for a five-minute wrap-up of the disturbing irrationality, the discussion of Fox News commenter Tucker Carlson and Islam-critical author Sebastian Gorka is top notch.
Sadly, it’s not Franklin Roosevelt’s Democrat Party any more, since Barack Hussein Obama increased the takeover by the far left. From the welcome to diverse illegal aliens on stage to disrespect shown to a decorated soldier, the current Democratic worldview looks upside down to traditional Americans.
Black Lives Matter advocates attending the DNC interrupted a moment of silence for murdered police officers with heckling.
There were many pertinent points made during the Friday conversation of Carlson and Gorka, such as the media hypocrisy of understating the jihad terror of ISIS while blaming white Americans at every opportunity. Both agreed that the left is lying about its fundamental beliefs, such as rights for gays and women while dismissing jihadists daily attacks on those groups.
TUCKER CARLSON: In recent weeks Europe has been rocked by a wave of terror attacks, the threat posed by ISIS remains very high there and also here. The Democrats barely mentioned any of this during the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia. In fact by our count, ISIS was only mentioned about 25 – 26 times over the course of the week. Donald Trump, on the other hand, was mentioned at least 543 times. What is going on here? Joining us now is Dr. Sebastian Gorka; he is the author of Defeating Jihad, The Winnable War. Thanks for joining us.
So I can’t decide whether this is a matter of Democrats don’t understand the threat of ISIS or being unwilling to acknowledge it — which you think it is?
SEBASTIAN GORKA: If you look at the last seven and a half years, I think it has to be the latter, and I want to be careful here, Tucker. I don’t want to lambaste all Democrat voters in America. The DNC is really a function of the left wing machine, and it’s part of a party that’s been captured by the radicals. Just look at what happened: the convocation was booed, the serviceman with a Medal of Honor trying to read the names of his fellow servicemen killed in combat was booed, the female police officer who asked for a moment of silence for fallen police officers was was heckled by the Black Lives Matter. This is this is unbelievable, and and clearly the thing that they’re most concerned about is not ISIS: it’s Donald Trump and global warming. Continue reading this article
The Once-Golden State is arguably the leader for supplying rights and benefits to foreign invaders who have no right to them. As such, Americans should look west to see what open-borders liberals are planning for the rest of the country.
The latest is a threat to health and safety, because Democrat-ruled California wants illegal aliens to be able to work even though federal law prohibits it. Being lawyers, the D-legislators figured out a work-around, namely SB1159, that was signed into law last year and covers quite a few occupations that require licensing:
Many professions fall under the California Department of Consumer Affairs licensing boards: accountants, acupuncturists, architects, mechanics, barbers and cosmetologists, nurses, veterinarians, appraisers, therapists, boxers, funeral directors, chiropractors, contractors, court reporters, dental hygienists, dentists, engineers, landscape architects, doctors, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physical therapists, podiatrists, psychologists, real estate agents and appraisers, speech language pathologists.
Many unauthorized immigrants had pinned their hopes on getting work permits through President Obama’s immigration plan, but early this summer the U.S. Supreme Court placed the plan on hold. This month the Obama administration asked the court to reconsider, but that’s considered a long shot. In the meantime, some immigrants in California are finding other ways to work legally.
California is among the most liberal of the states in granting benefits to those living in the U.S. without legal status. So immigrants like Xochitl Camberos have options even if work permits are still not allowed.
Camberos used to work as a nurse in Mexico. Since arriving in 2008, she hasn’t been able to work much because she is in the country illegally. She came on a tourist visit and said she overstayed.
Despite her status, she may be able to work as a nurse in California soon. Camberos is one of about 3,000 people who have applied for a professional license through a new state law.
The law referred to as SB1159 allows those who don’t have Social Security numbers to seek professional licenses covering 39 disciplines, including nursing, architecture and cosmetology. Applicants can use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN, which is issued by the IRS to immigrants who must pay taxes but are not eligible for a Social Security number.
Federal law prohibits employers from hiring unauthorized immigrants. But nothing currently stops those residing here illegally from opening a business or working as an independent contractor. Continue reading this article
I saw Hillary’s America yesterday and thought the radio interview this morning gave a good account of important points the public needs to know from the film: the Clintons are essentially a crime family dedicated to accumulating riches at any cost (see also the doc Clinton Cash), and the Democrats were the party of slavery and segregation.
The Democrats’ use of immigration to achieve demographic change and therefore political power was not mentioned in the film, which was unfortunate because it is central to the subject. D’Souza asks, “What if the goal of the Democratic Party is to steal the most valuable thing the world has ever produced? What if their plan is to steal America?”
Immigration is central to the scheme of stealing America and transforming it into a Europe-style socialist state, but as an immigrant himself, D’Souza has been reticent about that aspect.
I saw both of D’Souza’s other documentaries when they came out, and the new one struck me as more emotional than I remember the others to be. Some of the portrayals verged on cartoonish. A lot of kitchen-sink items seemed thrown in to reach viewers more by emotion than intellect. The three-second reference to Evita the film was just odd.
Still, the positives in the film make it worth seeing. Learning the story of how Hillary’s mentor Saul Alinsky got his start as a community organizer was worth the price of admission.
RUSH: We welcome back to the program Dinesh D’Souza, movie producer and director extraordinaire. Hillary’s America. You just won, not an award, but you just achieved the highest grossing — what’s the category that you just —
D’SOUZA: Rush, it’s absolutely fantastic. We became, in just five days, we became the most successful political documentary of this year, 2016, and we’ve also become, we’ve entered the top 10 documentaries of all time in just five days.
RUSH: Right. But this movie, it’s a documentary, but it’s entertaining as it can be. It’s not stiff by any means. If there’s one thing that — if you’re talking to people that haven’t seen the movie, and there’s one thing in this movie or one area that you really want people to take away from it, what is it? What would it be?
D’SOUZA: Well, Rush, as you know, four years ago I made the movie about Obama and my point about Obama was that he’s an ideologue. He’s an anti-colonial ideologue who wants to diminish the wealth and power of America. I think with the Clintons we’re dealing with something different. We’re dealing with Bonnie and Clyde, a kind of criminal racket that these two people run, and they’ve been on the make since the Arkansas days, continuing through the White House, then Hillary renting out American foreign policy.
And so I think Hillary’s goal, very different than Obama’s, is kind of to be the crime boss of America. She wants to run America kind of the way that Al Capone would like to run Chicago. If you think about what Al Capone’s objectives were, he wanted to basically have full access to the city Treasury, hand out contracts to all his buddies. He wanted to be able to dominate the place, and, if people criticized him, to push ’em off or snuff ’em out. And he wanted to be able to walk into the big Chicago stadium and have everyone shout with cult-like enthusiasm, “Big Al, Big Al, Big Al,” and that’s basically the twisted ambition of Hillary Clinton. Continue reading this article
Delivery robots are a technology that is coming on strong: they are small, relatively unthreatening to safety and almost friendly as machines go. Their usage niche is rather limited because of their size and use of sidewalks rather than roads, plus they probably won’t work in rough neighborhoods. On the other hand, pizza and other food deliveries are an easy fit, along with other local applications like groceries.
Below is the Starship company robot during its testing phase.
Apparently the delivery robots are coming to Austin, which has become a minor tech hub in recent years because of the presence of the big university. Also, it is one of a handful of cities that currently have Google self-driving cars being tested.
The introduction of delivery robots into the work universe is another of the many small cuts to jobs that go unnoticed by expert economists but nevertheless are adding up in the real world where finding employment is tough. Delivery jobs are mostly part-time gigs that provide some cash for students or others who don’t want full time, so the loss means less flexibility in getting by.
So America won’t need any more immigrant workers for jobs that no longer exist, right?
“Refugee” status is a handy definitional redo for open-borders pols looking to dismantle sovereignty and undermine the nation. Central Americans are poor people looking for some free stuff and heard stupid-generous United States is still doling it out. We read via the MSM that they are escaping gang crime in the region, but previous immigration has lodged plenty of that throughout the US. And importing more Centrals will add to immigrant gangsters.
The dollar costs for education and social services have been enormous in towns where Hondurans, Salvadorans et al have alighted en masse, like Chelsea Massachusetts.
(Funny how this policy is being rolled out while the Opravda media is obsessed with the Democrat convention extravaganza.)
They keep coming — because Obama welcomes them.
Notice the scam explained by NPR below: the administration is going to “discourage people from leaving their homeland” by admitting them legally. That’s Obama’s idea of immigration enforcement.
The Obama administration announced today that it is expanding a program that helps Central American refugees, including minors, to reunite with their families in the United States. The effort is designed to discourage people from leaving their homeland and flooding the southern U.S. border, say administration officials.
Now, for a more reality-based interpretation of the illegal policy from America’s Senator, Jeff Sessions:
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest,issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s unprecedented creation of an extra-legal chain migration system:
“The Obama Administration announced plans yesterday to expand an already unlawful program by setting up an extra-legal chain migration system for certain immigrants in the U.S. – including illegal aliens. The Immigration and Nationality Act sets forth very specific requirements and procedures through which family members may immigrate to this country, and many thousands abide by those laws and wait in line every year to do so. Now, with the stroke of a pen, the Obama Administration intends to circumvent statutory law at the behest of the open-borders lobbyists and extremists within the Democratic Party. This will only encourage more lawlessness, exacerbate the current situation at our border, and erode public confidence in the integrity of our immigration system. So, too, will irresponsible calls for universal amnesty undermine the system’s proper operation. Continue reading this article
The director of JihadWatch, Robert Spencer, appeared on Fox Business on Monday to discuss the increasing pace of Islamic attacks in Europe. As a researcher and author of numerous books about Islam, he adds a unique knowledge of the historical background to current jihad events.
STUART VARNEY: Now then, serious stuff: three attacks in the past week in Germany, all involving migrants; first the axe attack on the train that injured four, a machete attack after a fight or dispute with one woman hacked to death and just last night an ISIS suicide bombing outside a music concert. Robert Spencer is with us; he is the director of JihadWatch. Robert, welcome to the program.
ROBERT SPENCER: Thank you.
VARNEY: I get the distinct impression and so do our viewers that the pace of these incidents is a really speeding up.
SPENCER: It is and it’s going to get worse; this is just the beginning. We have to remember that the Islamic state or ISIS has repeatedly declared its intentions of sowing just this kind of mayhem in the West, repeatedly called on Muslims in the West to mount jihad terror attacks, lone wolf attacks. They threatened in February 2015, they actually warned that they were soon going to flood Europe with 500,000 refugees. That doesn’t mean all the refugees are jihadis, but that there is a significant number of jihadis among the refugees cannot be denied. This has been an active infiltration effort that has been wildly successful.
VARNEY: Then Angela Merkel who invited them in, opened the door, September of last year, I think: two million, come on in, open the borders. That was a disastrous mistake for Europe and certainly for her.
SPENCER: That would have been tantamount to saying on December 8, 1941, we invite any citizen of the Japanese Empire to come and settle in the United States. There is a state of war between ISIS and the West, and the West is pretending that the war doesn’t exist and enabling it, enabling the enemy to advance.
VARNEY: What about us here? We want to take in, I don’t know the exact number but I’m told is around 80,000 Muslim migrants, largely Muslim migrants from North Africa. They want to bring them in here. What do you say to that?
As promised by the fairness-challenged Democrats at the DNC, Monday’s convention proceedings included unlawful foreigners portrayed as wonderful not-quite Americans, whose striving for full membership has been long thwarted by mean-spirited Republicans.
One special person so honored by the Democrats was Astrid Silva, a 28-year-old Mexican who was brought here as a child, making her a “dreamer.”
(Astrid was preceded on the stage by Karla and Francisca Ortiz, an illegal alien mother and her US-born anchor daughter who worries she might “come home and I find it empty” — so heart-tuggy!)
Astrid’s yarn was classic sob story, depicting a hard-working family struggling to reach America across those pesky borders:
“When I was four years old, my mother and I climbed into a raft, and we crossed the river to join my father in America in search of a better life. All I had was a little doll.”
What an image! How can meanie border supporters keep out such nice people? There’s only seven billion more where they came from.
“Dreamers” are another scheme of the democrats to obliterate law and borders. Under Dreamer legislation, anyone who entered illegally under age 16 could eventually “earn” citizenship and then chain migrate their parents a few years later.
Break the law: get rewarded. It’s the Democrat way, at least for their chosen people.
In this country, Muslims strongly favor Democrats (70 percent according to Pew) but at a cost: Hillary is willing to sacrifice women’s safety and the nation’s security for a few votes. America has already had dozens of honor killings as well as jihadist attacks such as the ones in Orlando and San Bernardino.
Meanwhile, the current occupier of the White House, Barack Hussein Obama, remarked on Thursday at an Eid al-Fitr reception, “This is a difficult time for Muslim Americans. . . Let’s be clear, Muslim Americans are as patriotic, as integrated, as American as any other members of the American family.” (Read Obama’s full speech including lots more love at WhiteHouse.gov.)
The Breitbart article below compares the projected Muslim influx under a Hillary Presidency to the number in Germany, which is nasty enough. But the actual number forecast — 1.5 million — means the process would be just beginning if Clinton gets her way: those Muslims will quickly bring their abundant cousins (just think of chain migration multiplied by polygamy), and the 1400-year enemy of Western civilization will gain an expanding foothold in Islam’s most hated adversary. A Clinton Presidency would sentence America to more jihad-caused death and misery going forward. We can learn from Europe’s mistakes, right?
Under two terms of a President Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Muslim population would exceed Germany’s current Muslim population, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Department of Homeland Security.
According to a Pew report published earlier this week, “as of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany.”
A Pew report from January of this year estimated that there are roughly 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States. This means that today the U.S. already has a larger Muslim population than does Kuwait, or Brunei, or Bahrain, or Djibouti, or Qatar. Under current policy, Pew projects the number of Muslims in America will outnumber Jews by 2040. However, under a President Hillary Clinton it’s possible that date could come much sooner.
Under two terms of a Hillary Clinton presidency, the U.S. would have a Muslim population that is larger than Germany’s Muslim population of 4.8 million.
Based on the most recent DHS data available, the U.S. permanently resettled roughly 149,000 migrants from predominantly Muslim countries on green cards in 2014.
Yet, as Donald Trump explained during Thursday night acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Clinton “has called for a radical 550% increase in Syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country under President Obama.”
Specifically, Clinton had said that, as president, she would expand Muslim migration by importing an additional 65,000 Syrian refugees into the United States during the course of a single fiscal year. Clinton has made no indication that she would limit her proposed Syrian refugee program to one year.
As Trump explained, Clinton’s Syrian refugees would come on top of the tens of thousands of refugees the U.S. already admits from Muslim countries.
Adding Clinton’s 65,000 Syrian refugees to the approximately 149,000 Muslim migrants the U.S. resettled on green cards in the course of one year, means that Clinton could permanently resettle roughly 214,000 Muslim migrants in her first year as President. If Clinton were to continue her Syrian refugee program throughout her Presidency, she could potentially resettle roughly 1.5 million Muslim migrants during her first two terms. Continue reading this article
But Democrats have a different idea about law and borders: for their convention, illegal aliens are being showcased as honored guests rather than job-stealing welfare-abusing moochers.
Hillary & Co. are happy to shred American sovereignty and the safety of citizens in order pander to hispanics to the maximum degree. The US political system is based around responsible, engaged citizens but Democrats see the globalist borderless model as being more advantageous for them because many people on earth live under a big government and expect even more freebies from Washington.
Immigrants routinely leave their socialist homelands for the better opportunities in the United States, but after their arrival they like politics working remake the US into a big government behemoth like the places they left. The foreigners don’t seem to grasp that the opportunity they sought arises from free markets being allowed to function.
Such people are perfect Democrat recruits. They want lots of free stuff and hope that somebody else will pay the taxes required.
As a result, Democrats are rolling out the red carpet for “our nation’s brave undocumented youth” and adults. One Bolivian illegal is serving on the credentials committee — who says Democrats don’t have a sense of the absurd?
The Democratic Party has selected a handful of undocumented immigrants for official roles at next week’s Democratic National Convention, in a bid to highlight the gaping policy divide on immigration between White House hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump.
Clinton is hoping to drive Latino voters to the polls on Nov. 8 to shore up her chances against Trump, who has campaigned on a promise to crack down on illegal immigration by building a wall along the Mexican border and deporting millions of undocumented foreigners if elected.
“Our nation is a nation of immigrants that believes in being inclusive, and that’s exactly what we will continue to work toward,” said Leah Daughtry, the chief executive officer of the committee organizing the July 25-28 convention in Philadelphia.
“The voices of our nation’s brave undocumented youth will be heard loud and clear,” Daughtry added.
The picks include two members of the convention credentials and platform committees, as well as several speakers. The positions are unpaid, officials said.
Trump’s campaign, which has argued that unchecked immigration hurts American workers and undermines national security, criticized the move.
“Apparently speaking at Hillary Clinton’s convention is just one more job Hillary Clinton thinks Americans won’t do,” a Trump campaign aide said in an emailed statement. “She should have instead invited unemployed Americans, or victims of crime, or law enforcement.” Continue reading this article
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