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REPORT: Anti-Israel Education in NYC’s K-12 Schools

By Canary Mission

An antisemitic “bait and switch” appears to be happening in New York City’s Department of Education (NYC DOE). The ruse, facilitated by the department and its Chancellor David Banks, claims they are addressing the rampant antisemitism in its public schools while at the same time, facilitating it.

Specifically, the department is taking steps to educate the next generation of New York City’s children against Israel and into the pro-Hamas, “anti-colonialist” ideology now prevalent on the city’s streets.

The NYC DOE, over which Bank presides, is the largest K-12 public school system in the United States and among the largest in the world. NYC’s public schools serve over 1.1 million students across the city’s five boroughs in 1,800 separate institutions.

A month after the Hamas’ October 7, 2023 massacre of 1,200 Israelis and the kidnapping of 250 more, Chancellor Banks sent an email to teachers prior to a planned November 9, 2023 student and staff walkout billed as part of a national “shutdown for Palestine” event.

In the email, Banks cautioned teachers about violating the education department’s rules on political speech, even going so far as to warn them that this type of activity, “even on one’s personal time,” can violate city rules if it “disrupts…the school environment.”

“All employees should ensure that expressions of their personal political views are kept separate from their NYCPS job. School leaders, teachers, and other school staff should not express their personal views about political matters during the school day, while on school grounds, or while working at school events, and it is critical that they set aside their personal views during class discussions about current events.”

However, what has happened in practice tells a different story. Not only did staff participate in the November 9 walkout, but there have been no perceivable consequences for their actions. In addition, instances have been reported where teachers directly facilitated student involvement in the protests.

Teachers have not only been emboldened by Banks’s lack of disciplinary action, but some consider themselves impervious because they are tenured. (Unlike many public school systems around the country, the NYC DOE has a system of quasi-tenure, which makes it harder to fire a teacher who has been granted this status.)

But arguably some of the most egregious violations of the NYC DOE’s rules have come from the chancellor himself. Since the conflict began, Banks has hired or rewarded a number of blatantly anti-Israel activists, some for the explicit purpose of educating students and staff on Israel and the war.  

On Nov 25, 2023, students rampaged through Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens, after it was discovered that a teacher had attended a pro-Israel rally. It took 24 police officers to rescue the teacher and nearly two hours for staff to bring order back to the school.

During the riot, students stormed through the hallways yelling, “F**k the Jews,” ripped a water fountain out in a hallway and shattered tiles in a bathroom.

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The teacher, a veteran educator of 23 years who has taught at Hillcrest for the last seven, was whisked away shortly before the riot started and left locked in an office as students attempted to force their way into her classroom.

At a press conference following the incident, Banks defended the students from accusations that they had been “radicalized” at the school.

“This notion that these kids are radicalized and antisemitic is the height of irresponsibility,” he said. “I, for one, will not accept that at all.”

At a “both sides” meeting in January 2024 with a group of education and faith leaders about antisemitism and Islamophobia, Banks said he found the student protest “deeply concerning,” but countered that, “The way through this moment is not to malign our students or to impose our own ideologies on them. We must distinguish between truth and misinformation, and between disagreement and hate.”

Following the incident, Banks reassigned Scott Milczewski, Hillcrest’s principal, and appointed him director of teacher development and evaluation within the NYC DOE. At a May 8, 2024 Congressional hearing that zeroed in on the antisemitism problem in New York City’s public schools, Banks claimed that incidents have been dealt with “in an appropriate fashion.”

Referring to Hillcrest and Milczewski, Banks was pointedly asked by Rep. Brandon Williams (R-NY), “How can Jewish students feel safe in New York City public schools when you can’t even manage to terminate the principal of ‘open season on Jews High School?’”
Banks replied, “We considered his leadership to not be strong enough in that school.” Williams countered, “Is he strong enough to be on your payroll?”

Reporting on the hearing, the New York Post wrote, “Critics called Banks’ testimony dishonest.” The Post then cited NYC Councilwoman Inna Vernikov, who said that Banks’s comments “make it seem as though NYC has somehow got a handle on antisemitism.”

“He wasn’t transparent. He danced around direct questions and couldn’t say what disciplinary action was taken against antisemitic students and teachers,” she added.

DEBBIE ALMONTASER “INTIFADA HIGH”

Shortly after Banks’ congressional testimony, where his school system was singled out along with two others in the country for antisemitism problems, NYC DOE hired Debbie Almontaser, the notorious former principal of what became known as “Intifada High.”

Almontaser earned the moniker and outrage when, in 2007, interview when she condoned T-shirts that read “Intifada NYC,” causing her to resign as head of the city’s newly formed Khalil Gibran International Academy.

Further, the city has paid Almontaser through her firm at least $235,000 in taxpayer money since fiscal year 2021, according to city records. On June 6, 2024, Bridging Cultures Group conducted professional development training sessions in at least 10 NYC public schools.

Speaking to the New York Post, Sharon Malkin, a teacher at Horace Greeley IS 10Q in Astoria, Queens, said the workshop makes no mention of the Israeli hostages kidnapped by Hamas and being held in Gaza or the missile strikes launched by Iran and other terror groups at Israel.

Based on a video of the workshop, the Post reported that another presenter “snickered before providing her group data on the 1,200 Jewish deaths on Oct. 7 compared to over 37,000 Palestinian deaths over the past eight months.” Malkin also confirmed this information.

It should also be noted that Almontaser is:

  • Currently the board president of the Muslim Community Network, an organization that has been active in backing anti-Israel protests and offers “safety-training” seminars to protesters
  • Promotes hatred of Israel and spreads anti-Israel content on her social media accounts
  • Promotes anti-Israel rallies and student walkouts on U.S. college campuses on social media
  • Endorses and promotes antisemites Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Linda Sarsou
  • Endorses and promotes antisemite Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her daughter who was suspended from Barnard College for disruptive anti-Israel protests

BROOKLYN PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER RITA LAHOUD

Rita Lahoud is a teacher at PS 261, an elementary school in Brooklyn where she runs an Arab Culture Arts program and also teaches Arabic to grades 1-4. As late as January 2024, a map of the “Arab World” hung in her classroom, in which she affixed a handwritten label over Israel, renaming it “Palestine.”

The arts program is funded by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI), the American affiliate of the Qatar Foundation) which is known to be bankrolled by Qatar’s royal family. In 2019, it was reported that QFI “gives grants to public K-12 schools, academic programs and colleges” in order to “support education in Arabic language and about the Arab world.”

In the May 2024 congressional hearing in which the issue of Lahoud’s map was raised, Banks admitted that the “Qataris write the checks,” but denied that the map was part of the program. He further claimed that the foundation “has had no impact…on the curriculum that’s been developed and how it’s been implemented.”

In April 2024, after the map incident, QFI gave Lahoud its 2023 Arabic Teacher Excellence Award.

As of June 2024, Lahoud still retains her position at PS 261.

In November 2023, close to 200 parents signed a petition against Siriana Abboud, the only preschool teacher at PS 59 Beekman Hill International School in Midtown Manhattan, for her “ongoing campaign against Jews.”

The parents’ petition asked the NYC DOE to investigate Abboud, whose Instagram account was filled with anti-Israel hate. The parents had discovered posts, such as, “For 100 years European Zionists have tried to wipe Palestine off the map,” (May 15, 2021) and “There can be no peaceful Zionism. There can be no peace so long as Zionism exists…” (June 30, 2021)

In addition, Abboud also runs the Allusio Academy, an online business that provides at-home curricula for kids as well as consultations, webinars and workshops for parents, teachers and activists to “unlearn” wrong information about “Palestine.”

Her recommendations include the notorious antisemitic children’s book “P Is for Palestine” (by Golbarg Bashi).

Abboud’s social media guides offer advice on how to talk to 4-year-olds about “land theft, displacement and ethnic cleansing.” As reported by the New York Post, after October 7, “She encourages parents to take them [young children] to pro-Palestinian protests — while blasting Israel as a ‘fascist ethnostate.’”

Yet, despite Abboud’s egregious Instagram posts, NYC DOE took no action. In fact, the department failed to even respond to the allegations against Abboud. Quoting parents with children in the school, the Post reported that PS 59 principal Nekia Wise had “flatly refused to discuss Abboud, becoming hostile when asked about the school’s sole pre-K teacher.”

Shockingly, in mid-November, NYC DOE selected Abboud for the 2023-2024 Big Apple Award, the highest possible honor for an NYC public school teacher. The award also affords the recipient a seat on the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Council.

Abboud came under public scrutiny as early as 2022 when she was called out for pinning a drawing of noses outside her classroom with a note asking, “Why do people have different noses?”

Jewish staffers complained at the time that the display evoked antisemitic stereotypes, yet no disciplinary action was taken against Abboud.
Without explanation, Abboud quit her teaching position at PS 59 in Feb 2024.

WALKOUTS IN SUPPORT OF HAMAS

The November 9, 2023 walkout was billed as an event advocating for a ceasefire. However, calls for a ceasefire just weeks after the beginning of Israel’s actions to eradicate the Hamas terrorists on their border are broadly understood as code words for support for the terrorist group and its machinations.

Tellingly, the November 9 walkout was scheduled to coincide with Kristallnacht, the 1933 pogrom against Jews in Nazi Germany that marked the beginning of the mass deportation of Jews to concentration camps.

The November 9 walkout was the first in a series of anti-Israel protests in NYC’s schools that are part of pro-Hamas campaigns led by multiple national anti-Israel organizations, including Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), where students are taught to chant for “intifada,” i.e., a call for the violent destruction of Israel.

At the November 9 protest, in which 770 NYC public education students participated during school hours after walking out of their classes, one teacher told The Daily News that she is tenured and thus plans to continue protesting.

“I’m not going to let the chancellor scare me into silence. No way, no how,” said the middle school teacher from Manhattan’s School District 1, who spoke to the News on the condition of anonymity. The teacher related that she has been wearing a keffiyeh (a symbol of intifada) to school every day, but mentioned no consequences from that behavior.

As late as May 2024, with the School Walkout & Rally at the NYC DOE and Banks headquarters, NYC’s public schools have allowed students to leave class and allow students to leave class to protest the Israeli “genocide” of Palestinians and call for BDS.

EDITORS NOTE: This Canary Mission report is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

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Defeating Islam at Home

By Amil Imani

The world is rapidly crumbling under the combined political, economic, and religious assaults. Politically, nations are at each other’s jugglers. Economically, there are more people than humanity can adequately feed, house, and care for them. Our numbers keep on exploding while resources of all sorts are depleting, the environment is degrading, and other life forms are being pushed toward extinction.

To exacerbate the problem, humanity’s genius needed for addressing its monumental challenges is severely sapped by the religious menace of Islamism.

Let’s trust the forever distrustful, self-serving politicians to deal with the political conundrum. In their for-sale hands, they are bound to make matters worse politically.

And the effete academes can sit in their ivory tower offices, smoke their pipes, and divine good as gold solutions (read, hallucinations) to the morass of the economy.

On the religious front, we are faced with the corrosive and deadly menace of Islamism. This is the subject of great concern to me, and I have specific suggestions on how to deal with this ever-expanding threat to our collective and personal liberty.

Several million Muslims live in this welcoming land. Muslims are everywhere. How are we to deal with them? Right at the start, let’s abandon some idiotic proposals that occasionally pop up. Deport the Muslims, herd them into concentration camps since they are enemies of the nation, and brand them like the dastardly murderer Nazis did the Jews. And on and on and on.

Those Muslims who are here legally are entitled to live here and enjoy the beneficence of this great country to the fullest of a citizen’s rights.

At the same time, we have every right and even responsibility to be concerned about the danger of Islamism to our way of life. It is a way for free people to live peacefully and respectfully with one another without in any way posing threats to the fundamental ideals that birthed this nation and sustained it to the present.

Moslems are not our enemies. Islamism is. Below are some specific suggestions on how to defeat Islamism at home.

Don’t kill the patient; eradicate the disease.

A Muslim is the patient; Islamism is the disease. The overwhelming majority of Muslims contract the viral virus of Islamism at birth when they are most vulnerable. Once this virus takes hold, it either completely destroys the individual’s cognitive immune system’s ability to reject the disease or makes it most difficult for the person to see the pathology. That’s why the great majority of born Muslims remain Muslim for life. It is a fact that a significant percentage of Muslims contract the virulent form of the belief, Islamism.

Islamism is a jihadist, intolerant of the “other,” and is rooted in most base beliefs and practices.

Defeat the creeping sharia law. I cannot overstate the dangers of Sharia law and its insidious, creeping nature. Regrettably, some provisions of sharia are already on the books in some states.

This Sharia intrusion is a monumental threat to our laws that are grantors of our liberty. No effort should be spared at denying the stone-age misogynistic body of Islamic laws from invading our legal system and purging the ones that have already sneaked in.

In infidel lands, the slow-acting yet deadly cancer of invasive sharia is wedged into our laws by powerful, moneyed Islamic organizations coaxing and greasing the politicians to issue ordinances or legislate seemingly harmless provisions of the sharia. Islamic organizations and vested-interested clerics begin their Sharia campaign by asking for ordinances or legislations for seemingly inconsequential little things, such as requiring stores to clearly designate and completely separate halal food and meat from nonhalal. What is important here is that ordinances and laws like this are the beginning of getting the government into the business of enforcing sharia laws. That’s the way they get a toehold, and the camel’s head pokes into the room, so to speak. Little by little, the rest of the terribly ugly stinking camel gets in the room, and there will be no way to get it out.

Islamism is a hydra, and every head of this deadly creature, no matter how small, must be severed. If not, before long, we end up in the same irreversible horrible mess that countries such as Great Britain find themselves, with full sharia law and sharia courts.

Unless you want yourself or your children to be treated/litigated under Sharia Law, you want to make sure that none of its provisions get on the books and that no mercenary politician does anything as an Islamist enabler. The separation of religion and state is the First Commandment of our Constitution that should not be violated or compromised. And you, the individual, are the best guardian of the Constitution.

Don’t do as Islamists do. Don’t vilify, persecute, or even harass the Muslims. They are entitled to be treated fairly, although they don’t feel they should also treat non-Muslims fairly. Believers in liberty want the God-given gift for all of mankind and not just for themselves. We want Muslims to be free also, without threatening our liberty. First and foremost, we must do what we can to empower them to exercise their gift of reason and free will and cast off the shackles of radical belief. We must remain true to our Pledge of Allegiance: “…justice and liberty for all.”

Don’t lie about Islam. Lying and dissimulation are—taqiyya is ordained by Muhammad for use by Muslims only. Muslims have the patent and copyright on the practice, and the non-Muslims do not need it. You lie when you aim to deceive, are ashamed of something, or wish to distort things. Free people need not resort to any such practice. The contents of the Quran that feed Islamism are the proof you need to present to Muslims.

Muslim women are the second-class victims of the beliefs and practices that date back some fourteen centuries to the primitive practices of the Arabian Peninsula. Beliefs and practices that have formed the foundation of Islam.

Be firm but kind. Do honor your conviction, a conviction worth defending with unshakeable resolve yet with kindness. Avoid belligerence when challenging Muslims. Sincere kindness works much better than hostile confrontation. Attacking a person’s belief can often backfire and serve to further confirm him in the ideology. Challenging individual Muslims with an open mind and heart is much more likely to make them rethink the pathological belief and hopefully abandon it.

Don’t believe the sanitized versions of Islam. Paid mercenaries, Islamic apologists, and many others trip over each other, overwhelming us with distorted and highly sanitized versions of Islam. The distortions and lies are frequently so blatant that we take them as truth, particularly when our own Presidents throw them at us. Islam is a religion of peace, they keep telling us. It is not, and it has never been. Study the facts. Read the Quran, study the Sunna and Hadith from Islam’s own historical documents, and find out for yourself why Islam is not what its apologists claim and, in fact, what a menacing scourge Islamism is. You need nothing more. Their very own sacred book and other records are your best proof to reason with Muslims and help them abandon the fold.

Drain Islam’s source of funds. Money is the lifeblood of every enterprise. It is money, much of it from oil sold to the kafir world by oil-bloated Islamic countries. We, the kafir are literally financing our own destruction by heedlessly continuing our addiction to oil. We are forced to buy oil from our very own enemies because oil is oil. If we boycott the oil from the Persian Gulf area, then we have to buy it elsewhere unless we buckle down and do what we must to become self-sufficient in energy. We indeed have the resources to become self-sufficient in energy but don’t seem to have the will to do it.

Challenge the professors, the preachers, and individual Muslims. Don’t get cowed in by the professor. Challenge him to document his claims and provide him with your own evidence that clearly falsifies his propaganda. Attend mosques and Islamic centers and do the same without being discourteous or belligerent. Do the same with the Muslims you know or meet. Keep in mind that many of these people are very hard nuts to crack. Yet, we must slowly wipe out Islamism from our homeland slowly.

Work with the media. A great majority of the media either sings the praises of Islam or avoids saying or publishing anything that might offend the Muslims. Money and fear are operating here. Threats of boycotting businesses and withholding advertisements are effectively used by Islamic organizations to intimidate the media. Legal actions are also threatened against the media as well as any individual who dares to speak the truth about Islam. These litigations can be immensely costly to individuals and companies, while the flush-with-funds Islamist outfits can boldly carry out their threats without worrying about the costs.

Define and defend freedom of religion. Freedom of religion is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, it grants the diverse people of this nation the right to worship according to their own beliefs. On the other hand, it becomes a license for Islamist clerics to preach hate about non-Muslims and indoctrinate their young in the intolerant, violent, and jihadist doctrine of Islamism. Thousands of mosques, Islamic centers, and university academic departments dot the land with thousands of preachers, politicians, and paid professors pushing Islam. We must make it a criminal offense to preach hate under the rubric of religion, to misrepresent and lie about religion.

Islamic clerics have a great vested interest. They make a very good living with lifetime job security. They do all they can to keep the charade going. So do the others who sing the praises of Islam. We must make sure that they do not practice dispensing misinformation, disinformation, and flaming the fire of hatred for non-Muslims.

Islam is a religion of peace. That’s not the way it is operating in Muslim lands with daily free-for-all mayhem and massacres. If Muslims want to have a place in the home of the free, they absolutely must live by the rules of this welcoming nation and abandon the attempt at subverting our cherished way of life and replacing it with theirs.

Retaining what is human. We believe the Creator has endowed human beings, both men and women equally with the gift of intellect. We are also endowed with a measure of freedom to think, choose, and act. As individuals, we are responsible for how we use these resources, for the good, for the bad, or the indifferent.

Islamic doctrine is diametrically in conflict with the above belief. According to Islam, the individual is a mere choice-less vessel in the hand of all-everything Allah. Islam strips the individual from self-reliance and replaces it with unconditional surrender to Allah. Not a leaf falls without Allah so decreeing, asserts the Quran unequivocally. Inshaallah (Allah decreeing, Allah ordaining, or Allah willing) precedes every commitment of the faithful Muslim. It is all up to Allah, as Muslims are led to believe. No wonder the Islamic world is in such a chronic state of backwardness. Muslims sit around waiting for Allah to decree and even do everything. It is a true belief of nihilism.

Resist multiculturalism. For a variety of reasons, during the past decades, Western societies opened their doors to a flood of Muslims from Islamic lands. They aimed to make the newcomers feel at home, retain their way of life, and live in harmony with the endogenous population. Some call it a practice in Christian charity. But the good-heartedness not only failed, it boomeranged to hurt the welcoming hosts severely. It is wonderful to be charitable. It is great to be good-hearted. But being charitable and accommodating evil can empower evil to tear your good heart out literally. Islamism and jihadism are on the rampage, playing out all over the world and literally tearing out the hearts of innocent people, many of them Muslim. We don’t want to repeat the European mistakes. No multiculturalism fantasy to create a nightmare reality. Muslims who live here must become part and parcel of America just like all the other diverse people who have come to this welcoming land. Muslims must abide by and honor the same values and laws that have made this nation a beneficent refuge for all people. No separate but equal foolishness was the banner cry of the segregationists for Muslims. Together, equal, and under the same law.

Challenge all politicians. The naked truth is that politicians are paid agents. They do and say what gets them elected and keeps them in office. As a voter and fund contributor, you are important. Let them know how you feel and how you are going to treat them if they sell their services and become Islam enablers. Hold them accountable at all levels of government, from the local city council to the occupier of the White House.

In short, we have a great country troubled by numerous challenges. We can ill afford to become complacent or disheartened. If we band together in a common cause with devotion to our nation’s principles and values, we can meet and defeat any threat of any nature or magnitude. Past generations of Americans have always done so, and this generation of Americans should do no less

©2024. Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

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Now Videos of Biden’s Senility Are ‘Misinformation,’ Too

By Jihad Watch

Get ready for ‘Misinformation’ round 3.

When Democrats, their activists and their media declared that disagreement was not a dangerous contagion known as “misinformation”, a ruthless Big Tech/Censorship alliance took off in 2017.

Round one of the Misinformation Wars was about censoring any materials about Hillary Clinton’s scandals while claiming that the only reason Trump won was because of Russian ‘misinformation’.

Round two was based around censoring Biden scandals and any claims that the election had been rigged.

Since history repeats itself as farce, round three is about videos of Biden acting out of it which have been dubbed “cheapfakes” because they supposedly lack context or have been edited and now are being dubbed as “misinformation”.

Whether or not Biden is out of it in a particular scene, is a matter of perception, not fact. And yet here come the fact checkers trying to establish something that only a team of medical professionals with access to the patient could hope to establish.

NBC News: Misleading GOP videos of Biden are going viral. The fact-checks have trouble keeping up.

Misleading is not true or false. And while some videos may be misleading, others are hard to argue with.

After years of claiming that Hillary and Hunter Biden’s scandals were Russian misinformation, we’re on the verge of claiming that videos of Biden looking ‘out of it’ are an assault on democracy and have to be censored to protect the Democrats from democracy.

AUTHOR

DANIEL GREENFIELD

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TAKE ACTION: Dismantle DEI in America!

By ACT For America!

A Bill to End Hate and Racism

TAKE ACTION TO BAN DEI NATIONWIDE!


These DEI initiatives do not unite us; they drive us further apart. Instead of fostering a sense of community and shared purpose, they exploit our differences to create division and animosity. We must reclaim the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, which aimed to judge people by the “content of their character, not the color of their skin.”

DEI has been wielded as a weapon to create a partisan divide, aiming to prevent the continuous “walk away” movement and the “red pill effect.” The radical Left has always used race, sex, and now abortion to separate us into camps, demonizing differences and polarizing America in such a way that our camps won’t talk to one another. These divisive tactics only serve to alienate us from one another, making it harder to find common ground and work together for the common good. Underneath our differences, most of us hold the same American Dream in our hearts.

Senator JD Vance (R-OH) and Congressman Michael Cloud (R-TX-27) have introduced the Dismantle DEI Act to eliminate all federal DEI programs and funding for federal agencies, contractors which receive federal funding, organizations which receive federal grants, and educational accreditation agencies.

Press Release | 6-12-24 | Condensed

The Dismantle DEI Act would unwind Biden’s DEI bureaucracy by rescinding relevant executive orders, terminating Chief Diversity Officers, closing DEI offices, ending DEI and critical race theory trainings, outlawing mandatory employee DEI pledges, and revoking all DEI funding at the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies.

The legislation would also prevent the awarding of federal contracts to entities which employ prohibited DEI practices—last year, nearly $1 trillion of federal contracts were awarded to companies across the defense, aerospace, construction, and other industries.

Finally, the legislation would prevent federal grant recipients across in the medical, energy, and other industries from employing DEI practices, and would also prevent educational accreditation agencies from leveraging their accreditation powers to advance and implement DEI policies at educational institutions.

In other words, this bill singlehandedly ends Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in every corner of American society and institutions to restore a color-blind meritocracy!

“The DEI agenda is a destructive ideology that breeds hatred and racial division. It has no place in our federal government or anywhere else in our society,” said Senator Vance. “Americans’ tax dollars should not be co-opted to spread this radical and divisive ideology – this bill would ensure they are not.”

“These initiatives, presented as promoting fairness, have instead fostered division and racial bias within our institutions and culture… This bill is a necessary step to restore merit and equality, not equity, in America’s government institutions, and eliminate the DEI bureaucracy that sows division and wastes taxpayer money. It’s absurd to fund these divisive policies, especially using American’s tax dollars, and it’s time for Congress to put an end to them once and for all,” said Congressman Cloud.

“Americans have had enough. Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill for federal government agencies to push their woke DEI agenda,” said Senator Rick Scott.

©2024. ACT For America! All rights reserved.

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Powerful Union Suddenly Courting Republicans Spent Millions On Liberal Advocacy, New Report Reveals

By The Daily Caller

A massive union that’s suddenly rubbing shoulders with Republicans — including former President Donald Trump — ahead of November’s election has spent millions on left-wing advocacy, a new report shows.

Of the more than $9 million the International Brotherhood of Teamsters spent on political advocacy between 2019 and 2022, 99% went to groups linked to the Democratic Party, liberal economic think tanks and anti-Trump media operations, according to a new report from the Center for Union Facts given exclusively to the Daily Caller News Foundation. Despite the union’s strong leftward lean, the Teamsters have donated to the Republican National Committee (RNC), petitioned to speak at the party’s convention in July and even met with Trump as part of a broader effort to ingratiate themselves with conservatives.

The Teamsters, boasting 1.3 million members, represent truck drivers, government employees, pilots, construction workers, warehouse employees and those working in the public sector, as well as workers in several other sectors.

One of the biggest chunks of the Teamster’s advocacy spending, worth roughly $2.5 million, went toward “registered Democrats, Democrat Party-funded initiatives, Democratic campaigns and organizations that focus on advancing the interest of the Democratic Party,” according to the report. Recipients of union funds included The National Democratic Club, a social organization in D.C. where liberal elites meet to hobnob, failed Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ voting rights group, Fair Fight Action and the inaugural committee of Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz.

The over $2.6 million in political donations made by the Teamsters’ PAC this election cycle have also skewed heavily to the left, with the vast majority of their funds going to Democrats and Democratic-aligned PACs like the Senate Majority PAC, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors Association, according to Federal Election Commission records.

The Teamsters, however, made waves when they donated $45,000 to the RNC in January, marking the union’s first contribution to the committee since 2004.

Teamsters President Shaun O’Brien defended the donation, arguing that it would get his union “a seat at the table,” Reuters reported.

O’Brien has since asked for speaking slots at both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, according to the New York Times. He has also met privately with Trump and Mar-a-Lago, with people close to the former president suggesting that there may be a budding relationship between the two.

“Conservatives should be extremely skeptical of outreach from organized labor,” Capital Research Center research director Michael Watson told the DCNF. “Big philanthropy and the progressive movement sees an opportunity to try to break the conservative consensus [that is] skeptical of organized labor, certainly hostile to compulsory unionization, to strengthen progressivism’s allies in organized labor.”

While other major umbrella unions like AFL-CIO and the United Automobile Workers have backed President Joe Biden for reelection, the Teamsters have so far declined to endorse either major candidate, planning instead to make a decision sometime during the summer, Reuters reported.

The Center for Union Facts report shows that the Teamsters, however, have made contributions to nonprofits that are ardently opposed to Trump like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The ACLU, for its part, has prepared strategies to resist Trump’s agenda on immigration and LGBT issues if he is elected president in November, building on its legacy of hostile litigation during Trump’s first term, according to its website. The NAACP, meanwhile, has called for the former president to be removed from the ballot following his conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records in New York, calling his nomination “a gross advancement of white supremacist policy.”

Anti-Trump media operations, like The Rick Smith Show and The American Prospect, have also raked in cash from the Teamsters, according to the report. Left-of-center economic think tanks, like the Roosevelt Institute and the Economic Policy Institute, were also beneficiaries of the Teamster’s advocacy spending.

To compile its report, The Center for Union Facts examined reports filed by all national and local Teamster chapters with the Department of Labor and documented the various political advocacy groups the union disclosed donating to.

The Teamsters did not respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

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To Hate a Jew: How Jew-hatred serves as one of the key bonds in the Leftist-Hamas romance.

By Jamie Glazov

Editor’s note: Ever since Hamas’ Oct 7th savage terror attack against Israel, we have observed – in horror – how the Left has risen up in rabid support of the terror group and engaged in ferocious hatred of Jewish people in general – and of the state of Israel in particular. The examples have been unending: Harvard student organizations rallied around Hamas, Black Lives Matter endorsed Hamas’ murder of Israeli babies, and leftist groups and individuals everywhere have vociferously supported the Hamas massacres.

And just recently, the Left has even engaged in denouncing Israel for rescuing its hostages.

This is all nothing new, of course. Frontpage Editor Jamie Glazov has documented the Left’s long traditional dance with Islamic jihad and Jew-Hate in his critically-acclaimed and best-selling book, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and TerrorNow, because of the Left’s current passionate alliance with Hamas, our editors have deemed it vital to run a chapter from Jamie’s book, titled “To Hate a Jew.” The chapter explores how and why anti-Semitism serves as one of the core bonds between the Left and Islam in the Unholy Alliance.

Make sure to read the eye-opening chapter below and to order United in Hate, which reveals the shocking truth of what really lies behind the Left’s dark love affair with Hamas’ bloodthirsty jihad against Israelis.


Chapter 13: To Hate a Jew

“Behind the doctrine of atheistic materialism was a Jew; behind the doctrine of animalistic sexuality was a Jew; and behind the destruction of the family and the shattering of sacred relationships in society…was a Jew.” —Sayyid Qutb

The hatred of Jews serves as a central underpinning to the Islamist death cult—as it does to most death cults. Like its ideological cousins, fascism and communism, Islamism wages war against Jews in its effort to secure its own survival. Totalist ideologies detest modernity, individual freedom, and any value placed on individual human life—notions with which Jews are strongly identified. Jews also personify the enduring struggle to survive, rather than the impulse to destroy and perish. For Islamists—as for leftist believers, as delineated in the believer’s diagnosis and documented throughout Part II—such a disposition is tantamount to a declaration of war.

In Islamists’ eyes, not only are Jews guilty because, as a people, they are synonymous with liberty and the veneration of life on earth; they are also guilty for being the creators and inhabitants of the state of Israel—the very existence of which is an affront to Islam’s quest for dominion over all the lands of the Middle East and, ultimately, the world. The fact that Israel is an ally of the United States only magnifies the “crimes” of the Jews. Consequently, the Jewish state serves as a nearby stand‐in for the West in general, and for America in particular. As Kenneth Timmerman notes, “much of today’s anti‐Semitism, while aimed at Jews, stems from a belief system that equally rejects America and indeed Western civilization as a whole.”[i]

As will be demonstrated in this chapter, Islamist Jew hatred is, first and foremost, rooted in Islamic theology and culture. At the same time, it is important to stress that, as shown in chapter nine, since Islamism is partly an outgrowth of the European ideological virus that spawned communism and fascism, so too is its Jew hatred an outgrowth of those two death cults.

Many Muslim Arabs adored Hitler and were enchanted with his Final Solution. As mentioned in chapter nine, the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, Hassan al‐Banna, was a devout admirer, and the Nazis helped create the organization as a weapon against the British in the Middle East.[ii] By the end of World War II, the Muslim Brotherhood had a half million Arab Nazis as members.[iii] The grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al‐Husseini, met with Hitler on November 28, 1941, to request German assistance in engendering a Middle Eastern Final Solution, and he offered to form an Arab army to help carry it out.[iv] Al‐Husseini became the Arabic voice of Nazi Germany in all of its broadcasts to the Arab world, exhorting Muslims to murder Jews.[v] Hitler’s Palestinian disciple understood, however, that direct assistance could be provided only after the Führer had finished the job in Europe— an objective the Nazi dictator never achieved. Yasser Arafat was one of al‐Husseini’s most admiring disciples, even claiming that he was his nephew.[vi]

Sayyid Qutb, meanwhile, helped frame the Jew hatred of the Islamic world in the modern era. For Qutb, the Jews represented the “eternal enemy” of Islam. Behind every evil, in Qutb’s view, were the Jews: “Behind the doctrine of atheistic materialism was a Jew; behind the doctrine of animalistic sexuality was a Jew; and behind the destruction of the family and the shattering of sacred relationships in society…was a Jew.”[vii]

Al‐Qaeda and all other Islamist terrorist organizations have emerged, clearly, from traditional political Islam. But they also have evolved from the Nazi‐Arab World War II generation, through the connection with the Muslim Brotherhood, which remains the backbone of al‐Qaeda and the parent of nearly every other Arab terrorist group.[viii] As Timmerman has noted, “If today’s Muslim anti‐Semitism is like a tree with many branches, its roots feed directly off of Hitler’s Third Reich.”[ix] Mein Kampf was and still is circulated widely in the Muslim world. It is, for instance, a bestseller among Palestinians and it has also recently been on the bestseller lists in Turkey.[x]

Just as it has Nazi‐Fascist roots, so too the Islamist death cult has communist origins, as we saw in chapter nine, and the communist death cult was also rife with Jew hatred. The Soviet regime viciously persecuted its Jews, and newly discovered evidence indicates that Stalin was planning a second Great Terror, his own version of the Holocaust, to rid the Soviet Union of its remaining Jews.[xi] Shortly before his death he authorized the construction of four large death camps for this purpose in Kazakhstan, Siberia, and the Arctic north.[xii]

The Soviet regime consistently used its power and influence to channel Islamism’s Jew hatred into a ferocious anti‐Americanism.[xiii] Former Romanian intelligence general Mihai Pacepa has revealed how the Soviet‐bloc espionage community’s main objective was to transform Yasser Arafat’s war against Israel and its main supporter, the United States, into a central doctrine throughout the whole Islamic world. Pacepa writes:

According to KGB theorists, the Islamic world was a petri dish in which we    could nurture a virulent strain of America‐hate. Islamic cultures had a taste for nationalism, jingoism, and victimology. Their illiterate, oppressed mobs could be whipped up to a fever pitch. Terrorism and violence against America would flow naturally from their religious fervor. We had only to keep repeating, over and over, that the United States was a “Zionist country” bankrolled by rich Jews. Islam was obsessed with preventing the infidel’s occupation of its territory, and it would be highly receptive to our dogma that American imperialism wanted to transform the rest of the world into a Jewish fiefdom.[xiv]

This explains why the Soviet bloc flooded the Islamic world with Arabic translations of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, along with other “documentary” materials, “proving” that Jewish money governed the Zionist United States, whose aim was to extend its domination over the rest of the world.[xv]

Soviet communism, therefore, fueled the energy and hate with which Islamism, its ideological cousin, would fight modern liberalism and freedom. The totalitarian virus was simply transported into a new theater. As Pacepa powerfully observes, “the hijacked airplane was launched into the world of contemporary terrorism by the KGB and its puppet Yasser Arafat, and it is significant that this became the weapon of choice for September 11, 2001.”[xvi]

Islamism’s Jew hatred also has numerous other sources. One significant ingredient is the humiliation phenomenon delineated in chapter eleven. Muslim Arabs experienced excruciating shame in losing three wars to the Israelis (1948, 1967, 1973) and in observing the success and prosperity of the Jewish civilization right in their midst. For generation after generation, Arabs in the Middle East have known nothing but backwardness, poverty, dictatorship, and cultural impotence. Yet they have had to witness a comparatively small number of European and American Jews migrate to a tiny stretch of desert a half century ago, to join the Jews already living there and, within a single generation, build the most powerful economic and industrial nation in the entire Middle East. This is an agonizing dose of reality for many Arabs, causing them to try to destroy the reminder of their own impotence—i.e., the Jews—rather than to acknowledge the flaws of their own civilization and admit that they might profit by learning something from the hated “infidels.” In the Arab world, Israel’s creation is Nakba—the Catastrophe.

But despite the Nazi and communist reinforcement, Islamist Jew hatred is primarily founded in Islamic sources, which will always take precedence for Muslims. And one of the key problems is that Muslims do not see Jews as merely their enemies; they see them as the enemies of God. The Koran attributes many negative characteristics to Jews, especially falsehood and distortion,[xvii] and it teaches that Allah, as well as David and Jesus, has cursed the Jews.[xviii] In fact, Allah was so disgusted with Jews that he transformed them into apes and pigs.[xix] The hadiths also contain many anti‐Jewish teachings. A hadith collected in Mishkat Al‐ Messabih, for instance, says, “When judgment day arrives, Allah will give every Muslim a Jew or Christian to kill so that the Muslim will not enter into hell fire.”[xx]

It is important to point out, of course, that there are some Islamic leaders, such as Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic community, who seek to abolish Jew hatred within Islam.[xxi] But they have a great struggle ahead of them.

The Prophet Muhammad taught Jew hatred explicitly by example. He commanded his followers: “Kill any Jew that falls into your power.”[xxii] In his later years, Muhammad himself persecuted Jews and sanctioned the killing of the males of large Jewish tribes, notably in the brutal massacre of the Jewish tribe Banu Qurayza. Muhammad ratified a judgment that saw as many as nine hundred men from this tribe beheaded and their decapitated corpses buried in a pit while he looked on. The Muslims then sold most of the murdered men’s wives and children into slavery, while distributing some of them as gifts among Muhammad’s followers (Muhammad took one Qurayza woman, Rayhana, for his own pleasure).[xxiii] In his 1895 biography of Muhammad, which relied entirely on the original Muslim sources, the scholar Sir William Muir observed: “The massacre of the Banu Coreiza was a barbarous deed which cannot be justified by any reason of political necessity…. [T]he indiscriminate slaughter of the whole tribe cannot be recognized otherwise than as an act of monstrous cruelty…”[xxiv]

These crimes by Muhammad himself serve as a foundation for Muslim hatred and persecution of Jews throughout history. In AD 807, for instance, Harun al‐Rashid, the caliph of Baghdad, enforced Muhammad’s directive to humiliate Jews by mandating that they wear a yellow belt and dunce cap. If they failed to do so, they faced execution. In different periods of dhimmitude, Jews were also forced to wear the image of an ape on their clothes and to nail onto their front door a board bearing the sign of a monkey.[xxv] This was the inspiration for the yellow star later used by the Nazis.[xxvi]

We get a clear picture of how Islam’s ancient hatred of the Jews has fused with present‐day resentments. Israel, like the United States, has become a symbol of modernity, freedom, corporate capitalism, and globalization—all things that are reviled by Muslim fundamentalists. And it is no coincidence that the Left despises modernity, freedom, corporate capitalism, and globalization as well. Jew hatred, therefore, serves as an indispensable element in the leftist‐Islamist romance.

AUTHOR

Jamie Glazov


Notes:

[i] Kenneth R. Timmerman, Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America (New York: Crown Forum, 2003), p.2.

[ii] Loftus, “The Muslim Brotherhood.”

[iii] DiscovertheNetworks.org, Hasan al-Banna profile.

[iv] Robert Spencer, “Islamo-Fascism Denial.”

[v] For an excellent account of the al-Husseini story, see Chuck Morse, The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini (Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse, 2003).

[vi] See Kenneth Timmerman’s comments in Jamie Glazov, “Symposium: Islamic Anti-Semitism,” FrontPageMagazine.com, October 31, 2003.

[vii] Quoted in Timmerman, Preachers of Hate, p.122.

[viii] Loftus, “The Muslim Brotherhood.”

[ix] Ibid., p.104.

[x] David Pryce-Jones, “Their Kampf: Hitler’s Book in Arab Hands,” National Review, July 29, 2002.

[xi] Scholars have comprehensively documented the brutal realities of Soviet Jew hatred. See Elie Wiesel, The Jews of Silence: A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry, trans. Neal Kozodoy (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1966); Theodore Freedman, ed., Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union: Its Roots and Consequences (New York: Freedom Library Press of the New York Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, 1984); and Ronald I. Rubin, ed., The Unredeemed: Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union (Chicago: Quadrangle, 1968).

[xii] Jonathan Brent and Vladimir P. Naumov, Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot against the Jewish Doctors, 1948–1953 (New York: HarperCollins, 2003).

[xiii] For a comprehensive account of the KGB’s propaganda activity in the Middle East and its influence on Islamic anti-Americanism, see Andrew and Mitrokhin, The World Was Going Our Way.

[xiv] Ion Mihai Pacepa’s comment in “Symposium: The Terror War: How We Can Win,” Frontpagemag.com, November 15, 2004.

[xv] Ibid.

[xvi] Ibid.

[xvii] Suras 3:71 and 4:46.

[xviii] Suras 2:61–58 and 5:78–82.

[xix] Suras 5:60–65, 2:65, and 7:166.

[xx] Mishkat Al-Messabih, vol. 2, no. 5,552.

[xxi] Jamie Glazov, “The Anti-Terror, Pro-Israel Sheikh,” Frontpagemag.com, September 12, 2005.

[xxii] Muhammad, as quoted in Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah, translated by A. Guillaume as The Life of Muhammad (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1967), p.369.

[xxiii] Andrew G. Bostom, “Muhammad, the Qurayza Massacre, and PBS,” Frontpagemag.com, December 20, 2002.

[xxiv] Ibid.

[xxv] Christians were forced to wear the image of a pig. See Bat Ye’or, The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam, trans. David Maisel, Paul Fenton, and David Littman (Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1985), pp. 186–187, 420, and 440.

[xxvi] Timmerman, Preachers of Hate, p.99.

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Terror Threat on U.S. Soil Has Risen Dramatically under Biden, Experts Say

By Family Research Council

Amid a rise in terrorist attacks across the globe in the wake of the October 7 massacre in Israel, national security experts are warning that the threat of attacks on U.S. soil has risen dramatically even as the Biden administration enacts policies that exacerbate the danger.

In December, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, remarking that before October 7, “we were already in a heightened threat environment.” But since the Hamas attack, he went on, “we’ve seen the threat from foreign terrorists rise to a whole other level.” Wray also highlighted the porous southern border as a primary security risk to the country, drawing attention to “a particular network [operating on the southern border]” with “ISIS ties that we are very concerned about.”

In the weeks following President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January 2021, he signed an executive order that reversed many of his predecessor Donald Trump’s policies that had tightened the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. As a result, an unprecedented 1.7 million unvetted individuals have crossed into the U.S. interior undetected since then, which is more than were able to sneak in in the entire previous decade.

As Todd Bensman, a senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, explained during Tuesday’s “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins,” this breach could have devastating consequences for national security, especially in light of the security hole left by Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan in 2021.

“[T]here are foreign terrorist organizations like ISIS-K in Afghanistan and Pakistan that have been able to take advantage of ungoverned territories in that area, and … the U.S. is not striking them as much [so] that they’ve been able to grow,” he observed. “Chechens and Tajikistanis … in Muslim majority regions of Russia are free to attack. We’ve been seeing the Russian people victimized by some of these groups. They’re on the rise. … [T]he ideology of global jihad and Islamist supremacy under Sharia law isn’t going anywhere.”

Bensman continued, “[W]e’ve had tens of thousands of people from those regions crossing our southern border with very minimal vetting. And that is a significant issue to the homeland because we did kind of crack down on airport traffic and people coming in on legal visas after 9/11 quite a bit. But we haven’t done that much on the southern border for the last three years. And these Tajikistanis — [the] FBI rolled up eight of them in early June — who crossed the southern border … were planning some sort of a bombing attack. That would be the very first time that a group of terrorists — they caught them in three different cities — crossed the southern border to access their American targets on U.S. soil.”

Other senior U.S. officials besides Wray have also raised serious concerns over rising threats. General Erik Kurilla, commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has highlighted the growing capabilities of Middle Eastern and South Asian terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS), and affiliates like ISIS-K. Former National Counterterrorism Center director Christine Abizaid illustrated “an elevated global threat environment” while speaking in Doha recently. In addition, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland acknowledged that the “threat level … has gone up enormously” during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last week.

The recent Islamist attacks in Africa that have left dozens of Christians dead in Congo and thousands more massacred in Nigeria have also raised the ire of experts, who say that the Biden administration’s lack of focus on combatting terrorism abroad not only has deadly consequences for innocent civilians in foreign lands but will also allow terrorist activity to intensify overseas, which will only increase the danger of that activity eventually filtering into the U.S.

Bensman went on to note that the anti-terrorism policies put in place in the country since 9/11 have proven to be effective, but dangers remain.

“[W]e haven’t been immune from terror attacks … since 9/11,” he acknowledged. “San Bernardino, Boston, New York — there was a truck attack on a bike path there. … They’re not on the scale of 9/11, but the reason that we haven’t had them … is because over 20 years, we got pretty good at counterterrorism. We built up our FBI. We built up all of our federal law enforcement agencies. We started sharing intelligence between agencies. [T]he number of terror plots that we’ve thwarted … are far greater than the successful ones. The threat is not diminished. It’s just that we have stopped an awful lot of them over the last 20 years, and we will probably continue to do that. But they’re still going to get through every now and again.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins further contended that the Biden administration’s “two-tiered system of justice” has caused the American people to lose confidence and trust in the Intel community.

“I think that’s something that we always should be concerned about,” Bensman responded. “When I was in the intelligence business, we underwent a lot of training about what you can and can’t do to make sure that we can maintain the trust of the people we served. I think that there’s still a lot of that going on, but you always have had a mistrust of government power, especially law enforcement power [and] especially surveillance authorities. I think that’s a healthy thing.”

He added, “I hope that they just don’t get sidetracked by political whims, such as, ‘Hey, we need to back off of Islamic terror threats and move all of it over to white supremacy’ and that sort of thing. We can do two things at once. The country’s perfectly capable of juggling several balls at the same time like that.”

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Dan Hart

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‘Anarchy U’ Reveals The Battle For UCLA | Trailer Out Now

By The Daily Caller

What started as routine leftist protests in April quickly turned into a battle for the UCLA campus — and the Daily Caller’s investigative reporters were on the ground to document it all.

The Daily Caller’s new documentary, “Anarchy U,” gives a behind the scenes look at the most chaotic campus riot since the 1960s. On April 25, 2024, anti-Israel protesters set up an encampment on the lush campus of UCLA. What happened next makes even the “Summer of Love” look like a walk in the park.

“Anarchy U” premieres June 28 and will be available exclusively to Patriots members. Catch an exclusive first glimpse below.

First, the Daily Caller uncovered the true cost of the Defund the Police movement in “Lawless.”  Then “Rigged” exposed the issue Democrats fear most: how their political machine managed to secure Joe Biden the presidency in 2020. Now, with “Anarchy U,” investigative reporter Cam Higby infiltrates the UCLA protests, documenting the chaos and violence with hours of original video footage.

Higby’s footage shows how the masked protesters set up their own autonomous zone within UCLA. He confronts masked guards and private security as they restricted freedom of movement on the public campus, preventing students from getting to class and denying access to “hostile media.”

Even once Higby made it through the “border,” protesters refused to answer questions — sometimes even reverting to physical violence. They claimed to have no food or water, but aerial drone footage proved they were amply supplied.

Higby stayed on the ground as the situation escalated. With police standing idly by, protesters and counter-protesters clashed in an attempt to tear down the encampment.

This all raised the questions: who’s funding this and why?

Higby has some ideas. The rank-and-file proved ignorant of the questions he asked them about their supposed cause. But the ringleaders know exactly what they’re doing — and their cause extends well beyond the war in Gaza.

The Daily Caller’s documentary productions are made possible by our faithful Patriots members, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without them. To watch “Anarchy U” on June 28 — and to help support future investigative documentaries — please consider subscribing.

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The Hidden Hurt behind Pride Month and Sexual Rebellion

By Family Research Council

While parents and everyday Americans scramble to put out the wildfire of LGBT activism that’s hurting our kids, what if the solution was right here, in plain sight? Yes, homeschooling, voting for good people, running for school board, and going to church matters, but so does what happens inside every family’s front door. Despite how desperately society has tried to convince us, the culture of “acceptable divorce” that exploded during Gen X isn’t okay. And neither are the children who lived through it.

Like a lot of adults her age, The Federalist’s Joy Pullman grew up as a child of separated parents. It’s an experience that she’s carried with her into her research and writing about the LGBT movement. In her new book, “False Flag: Why Queer Politics Means the End of America,” she talks about how this instability at home is creating entire generations of hurting kids. And it’s that family chaos and dysfunction, she insists, that makes it more likely that someone will identify as homosexual or transgender.

Rosaria Butterfield, who lived as a practicing lesbian for 10 years before finding Jesus, is adamant that most people who adopt this kind of lifestyle have been traumatized or abused in some way. That hidden hurt is exactly what Pullman zeroed in on when she talked with “Outstanding” podcast host Joseph Backholm.

“I think people don’t talk enough about the consequences that easy divorce [has] had on young people,” she said. “I think a lot of the move for people in this current generation — and generations going forward — away from marriage and family is partly because of family traumas that [they’ve] experienced and haven’t healed. [When you have family separation], when you have divorce … if that’s not addressed,” Joy warns, “if you don’t have a way of healing and reconciling that, then people are scared of being in those intimate relationships because they’ve been hurt in intimate relationships before.”

Sometimes that shows up in the millennial and Gen Z reluctance to marry and have families, she points out. “Many young people’s home lives have not been happy. … They’ve been a source of pain, alienation, and conflict. And so I think there’s a lot of unaddressed [anguish]. … And if people aren’t going to church as much anymore, they don’t have kind of a second institution there to help catch them and teach them what a family looks like when their own nuclear families fail.”

The reality, Pullman explains, is that “people who have unstable families where children are not growing up in the homes with their two biological married parents [are] much more likely to identify as queer. And then on the flip side,” she continues, that kind of family trauma can also express itself in “a lack of natural identity [that] God has given each of us as man and woman…” She goes on to say that these young people grow up to be much more likely to engage in “every sign of personal distress,” including crime, teen pregnancy, and LGBT identification.

So, the “sexual chaos that children are experiencing,” Joy says, is what she sees “as kind of a second-, third-generation consequence of our culture’s acceptance of feminism, no-fault divorce, and those other things. … And so all of these decisions that people are making absolutely affect each other.”

One of the most horrifying pieces of evidence that America has lost its sense of moral direction when it comes to the family is that very few people seem to prioritize it. In a shocking poll published this month by Pew Research, only 19% of Biden voters and 59% of Trump voters agreed with the statement that “society is better off if people make marriage and having children a priority.”

While the number suggests a huge chasm between the two parties, Backholm was just as shocked by the “tragically [low]” number of conservatives who value the cornerstone of society. Every poll needs to be taken with “a grain of salt,” Pullman cautioned. But, she conceded, “It’s absolutely true that we have a decline in acknowledgment of the important and crucial role that family plays in a happy civic society. … You can’t even have a society if you don’t have children.” It’s in the difficult work of parenthood, she insists, that we really develop “productive and loving and self-sacrificing behavior.”

But of course in our culture, Joy shook her head, “a horrible culture that hates children, it’s cast as the opposite. Children are supposed to be somehow an obstacle to your self-improvement, when in truth, they are maybe the greatest catalyst that I’ve ever had in my whole entire life towards self-improvement.” Let’s face it, “spouses and children do not allow self-indulgence,” Pullman said bluntly. And “that is the reality of marriage and family. And you and I would both agree it’s totally worth it. But when you contrast that to the value system of the Sexual Revolution, which is live authentically, satisfy your urges as quickly as you can, and don’t ever deny what your heart is trying to do, those values are just not consistent [with raising a family].”

As for the gap between the value of children and marriage in Biden voters versus Trump voters, Joy thinks partisanship “is just the tip of the iceberg.” “What’s really under there are people’s … deepest beliefs about the world, their worldview, if you will. And the worldview manifests in people’s political affiliation.”

She believes a lot of people “turn to leftist politics as a substitute for religion, as a kind of psychotherapy.” But in the end, all that really does is encourage a victim mentality that never brings a person closer to healing in their life. “You have to be an overcomer. You have to decide to take responsibility for your life and make your own decisions about how to move ahead and get maturity — even if other people are at least partly at fault for the situation you find yourself in.”

Sure, people have pain and loneliness that “nobody really wants to talk about,” because of things in their past that may not be resolved or a dysfunctional childhood. And they need empathy, Joy agrees, “but not just the empathy that enables and says, ‘It’s okay for you to sit and wallow in your trauma’ but a compassionate ear that says, ‘You know, if you wanted to address that, I’ve got some solutions for you, starting with, for example, going to church, maybe repenting of your own sins and hearing the message [of positivity].”

And unfortunately, the church hasn’t always been the example the world needs of strong, lifelong marriages and healthy families. As Family Research Council’s David Closson pointed out, social conservatives have spent the last 20 years focused on issues that “a generation ago were unimaginable” — things like same-sex marriage and transgenderism. But none of these things originated in a vacuum, he insisted to The Washington Stand. They are the “natural progression of a moral revolution that started decades ago.” “In fact,” he told TWS, “we can trace some of the confusion about marriage back to 1969 when then-Governor Ronald Reagan signed the nation’s first no-fault divorce law. Ever since then, the broader culture has increasingly seen marriage as a contract rather than a covenant. Over the last several decades, no-fault divorce has contributed to the weakening of America’s marriage culture, to the point where today the divorce rate in the church is approximately 30%.”

If American Christians “want to see a return of sanity and morality in our culture, rebuilding a marriage culture in our churches is an important place to begin,” Closson urged. “We need to regain a vision for what marriage is really about, namely, the bringing together of one man and one woman into a lifelong covenant that is open to any children their union produces. Before we can fix society at large, we must re-double our efforts in inculcating and discipling those in our churches to have a comprehensive biblical worldview.”

At the end of the day, Joy points out, “If you obey God,” staying married, for instance, and valuing children, “in the long run will be happy — whether it’s on life or in eternity. And that’s just a fact. [But for many people] it’s difficult for them to accept, because they want to be their own God. So I do think that that spiritual kind of struggle is underlying these cultural and political struggles that we’re talking about. And that’s really what’s underneath.”

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Suzanne Bowdey

Suzanne Bowdey serves as editorial director and senior writer at The Washington Stand.

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Biden’s Latest Amnesty Plan Will ‘Normalize Lawlessness’: Senator

By Family Research Council

The Democratic Party took another step toward the goal of creating a permanent governing majority in the United States on Tuesday, as President Joe Biden announced a mass amnesty for more than half-a-million illegal immigrants — a move one U.S. senator said aims “to make certain that Democrats are in charge for the rest of our lifetimes.”

Biden’s executive action would grant any illegal immigrant married to a U.S. citizen and resident in the U.S. for at least 10 years the privilege of “Parole in Place” (PIP) — remaining in the United States rather than facing deportation, as required by federal law. It then puts them on a path to citizenship. They can also receive a green card during the three years in which they may apply for lawful permanent resident status, allowing them to take jobs in the U.S. economy legally. Current law already allows the spouses of American citizens to apply for citizenship, but they must return to their home country while completing the process. Tuesday’s action applies to an estimated 500,000 adults, as well as 50,000 stepchildren under the age of 21 living with American citizens.

It is not clear how many illegal immigrants who identify as homosexual and contracted a legal same-sex marriage with a U.S. citizen would benefit from the program.

The latest action proves that Biden “will defy the Supreme Court. He will defy Congress. He will defy the rule of law,” said Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Monday. “He’s going to do it and wait for somebody to challenge him. … You cannot execute an immigration law change without coming to Congress.”

Experts say Biden has no constitutional authority to unilaterally confer citizenship, and the move also violates statutory law. Under section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, “Parole in Place” has only been recognized for the immediate relatives of enlisted soldiers or veterans.

“Rather than stopping the worst border crisis in history, President Biden has overreached his executive authority to use an unconstitutional process, circumventing voters and their elected representatives in Congress, to send a message that amnesty is available to those who enter illegally into the United States,” said James Massa, CEO of the immigration watchdog group NumbersUSA, in a statement emailed to The Washington Stand. “The action is unconstitutional. The timing is unconscionable.”

Biden’s executive amnesty announcement came 12 years to the day that President Barack Obama instituted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. After Congress refused to pass the DREAM Act, which would have provided amnesty for those who came to the United States illegally as children, Obama took executive actions that treated the bill as if it were law.

Republicans have accused the Obama and Biden administrations of favoring illegal immigrants over U.S. citizens, from the subways of New York City to the railroads of East Palestine, Ohio.

“The story of Dreamers is a story of America,” asserted Vice President Kamala Harris this week. “Lawmakers must pass legislation that creates a path to citizenship.” For his part, Biden declared, “I am committed to providing Dreamers the support they need to succeed,” boasting that last month his administration “took the historic step of expanding access to affordable, quality health coverage to DACA recipients through the Affordable Care Act.”

“Joe Biden wants to be the president of illegal aliens, but I will be the president for law-abiding Americans — every race, religion, color and creed,” said President Donald Trump, who has promised to invalidate the agreement and initiate mass deportations. “When I am elected, Joe Biden’s illegal amnesty will be ripped up and thrown out on the very first day we are back in office,” he told a raucous crowd in Racine, Wisconsin, Tuesday evening.

The White House “fact sheet” on the law-evading action claims, “President Biden believes that securing the border is essential.” Yet his administration ushered in an era of unprecedented illegal immigration, with millions of unlawful crossings taking place each year.

Analysts say his plan incentivizes additional illegal immigration and opens the U.S. to massive fraud. “Any system in which illegal entrants are rewarded to the detriment of foreign nationals doing it ‘the right way’ is a bad one, and that is what the administration is setting up,” wrote Andrew Arthur of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The scheme’s 10-year residency requirement “is an invitation to fraud as spouses of U.S. citizens who have been here for briefer periods will start scrambling to collect (and create) documents to show longer terms of presence — and to cover up subsequent departures.”

Many of the provisions seem unworkable, say its opponents. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) asked who is going to verify whether the stepchildren covered by the action lived in the United States during the period of eligibility on Tuesday’s “Washington Watch.”

Biden, who trails Trump in the polling, is “trying to put up barriers so it’ll make it harder” to carry out mass deportations and return the rule of law, said Norman. “But that’s what’s got to happen.” Nearly two-thirds (62%) of Americans now favor deporting every illegal immigrant in America, according to a CBS/YouGov poll taken earlier this month.

Biden and the Democratic Party have “tried to normalize lawlessness,” said Blackburn. “And what happens when you try to normalize this lawlessness? You end up with chaos.”

“All of this is part of their goal to begin to legalize illegal immigrants before we get to November, because they want their votes, and they want them to count in the census,” Blackburn told Perkins. Including non-citizens in the U.S. Census redistributes eight congressional seats, mostly from Republican-leaning states to Democratic ones, according to CIS. “This is how they’re planning to backfill the population that they’ve been losing from big blue states and big blue cities.”

“They’re doing anything they can to collect power and to centralize power within the federal government, with them in charge. They’re trying to make certain that Democrats are in charge for the rest of our lifetimes,” said Blackburn.

As if to prove Blackburn’s assessment, Democrats in swing states greeted Biden’s executive amnesty in starkly partisan terms. “The road to the White House runs through Nevada, and people in my state are paying attention,” said Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.).

Although critics often conflate any discussion of changing demographics with a purportedly racist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory, far-left progressives long latched onto mass amnesty as their path to permanent political power. A Service Employees International Union leader and honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America Eliseo Medina spelled out the plan during a left-wing conference:

“If we reform the immigration laws — it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if you had even the same ratio, two out of three [Hispanics voting for Democrats], if we get 8 million new voters that care about our issue and will be voting, we will create a governing coalition for the long-term, not just for an election cycle?”

Medina merely repeated an electoral theory going back at least to the 2002 book “The Emerging Democratic Majority” by John Judis and Ruy Teixeira. Salon magazine cited the “Latino realignment” in a 2008 article titled “A Permanent Democratic Majority?”

“Through this sweeping executive action, which has no grounding in federal law, the president is illegally claiming the power to bypass Congress’ plenary authority over immigration policy in pursuit of a political goal as the president faces reelection,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Norman said the issue goes far beyond Biden to the core of his administration. “The ones who rule him are pretty well set to control this country through illegals voting,” he told Perkins.

The Democratic administration’s simmering indifference to border security has led to numerous tragedies, including a string of violent and sadistic crimes against American citizens. New York City police Tuesday arrested Christian Geovanny Inga-Landi, a 25-year-old illegal immigrant from Ecuador, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. That came just days after Oklahoma police apprehended 23-year-old illegal immigrant Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez for raping and murdering Rachel Morin, a mother of five. Police said the accused perpetrator fled his native El Salvador after committing another homicide.

Such incidents dot every corner of the United States. “South Carolina’s already been affected,” said Norman. “Every state in the country has.”

“But Biden doesn’t care about the American lives that will forever be destroyed by the illegal criminals he is importing; and Biden doesn’t care that law-abiding taxpayers, crushed by inflation, are forced to pay for free food, housing, and healthcare for illegals,” said the Trump campaign’s national press secretary, Karoline Leavitt.

America’s porous border increasingly threatens national security. Officials recently nabbed eight illegal immigrants from Tajikistan who had ties to ISIS. Officers had originally caught them at the border, but then released them in accordance with Biden administration norms before the FBI eventually tracked them down.

The possibility of a serious terrorist attack on U.S. soil is “no longer speculative,” Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) told “Face the Nation” Sunday, “no longer hypothetical.”

Conservatives say if the open border policies continue, Americans risk losing their liberties, as well as their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

“If we lose this election, then our freedom, our sovereignty, our democracy will go down the tubes,” said Norman. “Another four years of this administration, and we will have lost every freedom we’ve had.”

AUTHOR

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.

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The Road to Hell

By Matthys van Raalten

It is 2010. The war in Iraq has been going on for 7 years now.

Everyone knows that the war in Iraq can no longer be won. American soldiers have virtually ceased patrolling, retreating to the Green Zone in Baghdad.

The Green Zone is a demarcated stretch of city in the Iraqi capital. It is also where the Iraqi Government sits. The area is inaccessible to ordinary Iraqis.

Northern Iraq in particular is unsafe, except for the Kurdish area.

Insurgents are active in northern Iraq. These are former fighters of Saddam Hussein. They are very brutal.

These insurgents kill foreigners on a continuous basis, blowing up their vehicles with roadside bombs.

The insurgents also kill representatives of the Iraqi Government. And they are killing tribal elders, who are cooperating with the Americans. They do this by beheading them after entering their homes.

Two American soldiers at a base in the Green Zone have secluded themselves. They are two young men from Texas. They are fed up with having to stay on the base constantly on orders of the generals.

One says to the other:

“We are losing this fucking war. It’s not our fault; for we want to fight. It’s the fault of the Pentagon”.

The other now says back:

“They want us to accept homosexuality! That will destroy morale!”

They laugh at their miserable fate, far away from home. They decide to secretly sit behind a computer to find out what the plans are from the Pentagon for the armed forces.

The two Texans manage to sit behind a computer in a small US Marines Corps building. No one is paying attention to them.

“Look what we have here,” one soldier says to the other. “We will not be allowed to criticize Islam in the future.”

They are shocked at all the new rules for the U.S. military, which will be implemented in a few years! In desperation, they decide to desert.

An hour later, they have changed clothes. They are now no longer wearing their green army uniforms, but ordinary Iraqi clothing. Around their heads they put a cloth, Iraqi style.

They leave their weapons in their barracks, then quickly walk out of the Green Zone on their way to the Russian Embassy,

As they walk through Baghdad, they are watched by locals.

The local people of Baghdad have been brainwashed by the Iraqi government, during the reign of dictator Saddam Hussein. They hate Americans. They hate the West.

Locals pass information about the two American deserters to insurgents from the North. These come directly to Baghdad in fast cars.

The two soldiers are now lost in Baghdad. They have also become afraid because everyone is constantly looking at them.

Then a Toyota pickup truck stops in front of them. Four insurgents get out. They stab the American deserters to death with knives. The locals gather around them and cheer them on.

America has never understood the Middle East. People don’t understand other cultures.

President Obama made everything worse by starting to reform the military. This way America can never win another war.

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Urban Warfare Expert: Israel’s Lessons Learned in Gaza Will ‘Save American Lives’

By The Geller Report

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Urban Warfare Expert: Israel’s Lessons Learned in Gaza Will ‘Save American Lives’

By Breitbart, June 16th, 2024

Israel’s military lessons learned from battling Hamas in Gaza, amid diverse modern warfare challenges, are set to significantly improve U.S. military readiness and “save American lives,” according to retired United States Army major and urban and subterranean warfare expert John Spencer, who highlighted the strategic importance of adapting such insights to enhance American tactical responses and training protocols.

Spencer, a world-renowned expert on urban combat who serves as chair of urban warfare studies at the Modern War Institute (MWI) at West Point and who recently returned from a visit to Israel’s front lines, argued that Israel’s actions in Gaza “will be studied by many militaries.”

“The lessons learned by Israel in Gaza — from dealing with the information warfare in the age of social media, facing an enemy in an urban defense they prepared for 15 years, facing an enemy using lawfare, human shields, trying to get their own population killed, and prevent humanitarian efforts to aid their entire population to the immense challenge of underground warfare…. will make the U.S. military better and more ready to face future challenges,” he wrote.

“It will save American lives,” he added.

Drawing on historical precedents, Spencer pointed to the U.S. military’s deep analysis of Israel’s strategies during its 1973 Yom Kippur War, which led to significant tactical reforms.

“By March 1974 the U.S. military had opened no fewer than 37 separate studies on Israel’s action during [the] Yom Kippur War, including one seven volume data report on weapon systems still classified today,” he noted. “American servicemen walked the battlefields with Israeli military commanders who hard fought on them quickly after the war ended.”

“The lessons caused major changes, especially in the U.S. Army,” he concluded. “Gaza will be equally impactful.”

The longstanding U.S.-Israel alliance has significantly enhanced both nations’ military, security, and technological sectors, helping the U.S. integrate Israeli innovations to maintain a competitive edge globally. The alliance also facilitates vital intelligence sharing, especially on regional threats and counterterrorism, enhancing U.S. national security.

In addition to bolstering regional stability, cooperation between the two countries has significantly advanced critical military technologies, like missile defense, while also strengthening economic links as U.S. tech firms build major R&D centers in Israel, driving key innovations across multiple sectors, including cybersecurity and medical technology.

Continue reading.

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Geller Report Staff

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Illegal Immigrant ‘Gotaways’ Near Two Million Under Biden Admin

By The Daily Caller

The number of illegal immigrant “gotaways” has skyrocketed to nearly two million under the Biden administration, a congressional source confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Roughly 1.9 million gotaways, illegal immigrants who escape into the interior of the country, have been recorded since President Joe Biden first entered office, a congressional source confirmed. In addition to the rise in gotaways, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) non-detained docket has exploded to 7.4 million cases and is on track to hit eight million by the end of the year.

The internal federal data was first reported by Fox News.

“These numbers are further proof of President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas’ radical commitment to open borders, and the secretary’s high crimes and misdemeanors committed to make them a reality,” House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green said in a Monday statement. “The laws passed by substantial bipartisan majorities in Congress make very clear that illegal aliens must be detained, but Biden and Mayorkas have instead directed and overseen the mass release of illegal aliens into our communities.”

Unlike other foreign nationals that seek out immigration officials and request asylum once they illegally cross the U.S. border, gotaways are observed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials escaping into the interior of the country before being apprehended. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is unable to track their whereabouts in the U.S.

The number of known gotaways has been steadily climbing the past several years.

There were more than 1.6 million known gotaways recorded between fiscal year 2021 through 2023, according to previously reported CBP data. That number eclipses all known gotaways recorded in both the Trump and Obama administrations from fiscal year 2010 through fiscal year 2020.

Due to the huge influx of asylum seekers appearing at the U.S.-Mexico border, an increasing number are being released from physical detention and allowed to roam freely in the interior of the U.S., being enrolled in ICE’s Alternative to Detention program. The non-detained docket, which currently sits at 7.4 million cases, has more than doubled since Biden entered office, the DCNF confirmed.

Chairman Green noted in his statement that the Biden administration has “consistently” requested fewer ICE beds in order to detain more migrants and isn’t utilizing all the beds currently available.

“Would-be border crossers around the world are making the bet that if they cross under this administration, they will be released into the interior,” Green said. “These numbers show that’s usually a winning wager to make.”

ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.

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Johnson: ‘We Don’t Take Anything for Granted, but We’re Feeling Very, Very Bullish about November’

By Family Research Council

It was a glitzy, star-studded affair in Los Angeles, but even Hollywood may have trouble writing a new ending for Joe Biden’s reelection campaign. Leaning on big names like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, and his old boss Barack Obama, the president raked in more than $30 million dollars Saturday night — a big haul, but not big enough, many believe, to help him crawl out of the basement of his historically low approval ratings. In his sit-down with Jimmy Kimmel, Biden told the crowd, “All we gotta do is remember what it was like” when Donald Trump was in the White House. His biggest problem is that most voters do. Fondly.

Biden reminded the audience how much “is at stake in this election,” an understatement most would say, before proceeding to rewrite the history of his last three years. “We have the strongest economy in the world today,” he claimed, adding, “we try to give ordinary people an even chance.” Of course, those “ordinary people” can’t even afford fast food these days, thanks to inflation that’s spiked the prices of everything from a Happy Meal to a five-layer burrito more than 150% since the former vice president took office.

The 45th president, meanwhile, was touring Michigan, promising to slash taxes and help struggling families — a theme Trump reiterated on the Hill last week in his meetings with both sides of the Capitol. It’s part of what’s contributing to this feeling of “energy and excitement,” House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins during Saturday’s “This Week on the Hill.”

“I am convinced — and I think a rising number of people in the country are convinced, including pollsters now — that the 45th president will be the 47th president in just under 140 days now,” Johnson insisted. “We did a press conference right after he had breakfast with us this week, and we had every House Republican there. And it really was like a pep rally. There’s a good feeling going around. We don’t take anything for granted, but we’re feeling very, very bullish about November.”

Of course, the GOP is trying not to get too ahead of itself. “We don’t take it for granted,” the speaker wanted people to know. “So we have to run like we’re 10 points behind, as you do in any campaign. But we’re looking at polling that is very encouraging, [and] that polling is now affirming what we know intuitively.” In his trips around the country, going to campaign events for his Republican members, Johnson says the atmosphere is electric. “There’s just a real feeling out there that something is happening. And President Trump used that very phrase when he spoke to us this week. He said, ‘Something’s happening out there.’”

In the data he’s looked at, Johnson believes there’s a very strong chance that Republicans can grow their House majority, retake the Senate, and reelect Trump. “So what we talked about [with the former president] was the strategy on how to do that, how to achieve that desired end. And then when we do win, what we’re going to do when we govern. We’ve got to be prepared to lead, we have to have a very specific plan and strategy, a very aggressive first 100 days agenda when the new Congress and the new administration begins in January. And we’re taking the appropriate steps right now to prepare for that. President Trump is deeply involved in all of that discussion.”

If anything concerns him, Johnson said, it’s election integrity and security. And he’s not alone. “Wherever I go in the country, the first or second question always in every public forum is: Can we trust the election? And that’s a really searing question. In a constitutional republic, you want people to assume that they can trust the election. … And because of recent events in the last few election cycles, people have reason to doubt that.”

His goal is for conservatives to be “ambassadors of hope” and to encourage people that “massive improvements have been made.” As Perkins pointed out, almost two dozen states have addressed these problems legislatively between 2020 and 2024. Even so, he insisted, “vigilance is required.”

Exactly, the speaker nodded. “We’ve got to ensure, for example, that illegals — the millions and millions of illegal aliens who’ve come into the country under Joe Biden’s administration in the last three and a half years — are not going to participate in the federal election in November. You know, it is a matter of federal law, statutory law that only U.S. citizens can decide U.S. elections. But we know that illegals are being registered to vote in various places around the country, so we have legislation we’re moving through Congress to ensure that doesn’t happen, but we need everyone at the local and state level to be on guard to ensure that there’s no voter fraud…”

But, as Johnson explained, the Republican Governors Association “is dialed into this,” along with the secretaries of state around the country, the Republican National Committee (RNC), and the National Republican Congressional Committee. “All of our organizations are spending a lot of time and resources on that.”

As if to emphasize his point, RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump announced over the weekend that the GOP’s worked to raise “a veritable army” of “over 100,000 poll watchers and over 500 lawyers to deploy” at election stations all across the country. “I believe if we have a free, fair and transparent election that there’s no question we’ll all be going to bed early on November 5,” the former president’s daughter-in-law insisted.

At the end of the day, Perkins explained, it’s “an election of contrasts between the two parties.” When he asked Johnson some of the areas where the two parties’ differences are most pronounced, the speaker replied, “Well, all of them really.” That’s why House and Senate conservatives are working together to put together a cohesive strategy for 2025, he says. When Republicans win, “We want to be positioned well to solve all the great challenges facing the country. We have the answers for those things, and we’ll do it in the order that the American people demand and deserve.”

AUTHOR

Suzanne Bowdey

Suzanne Bowdey serves as editorial director and senior writer at The Washington Stand.

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‘Profoundly Wrong’: Italian PM Stops G7 from Promoting Abortion, LGBT Agenda

By Family Research Council

A conservative leader prevented the world’s largest economies from using their clout to promote abortion, and perhaps also the LGBTQIA+ agenda, saying it is “profoundly wrong” to promote anti-family ideologies for political reasons.

At last week’s Group of Seven (G7) summit, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni successfully overcame pressure from President Joe Biden to include a promise for the nations to promote abortion-on-demand as part of “sexual and reproductive health.”

“I believe it is profoundly wrong, in difficult times like these, to campaign using a precious forum like the G7,” objected Meloni on Thursday evening.

Last year’s statement from the G7 summit — held in Hiroshima, Japan — stated: “We reaffirm our full commitment to achieving comprehensive SRHR [Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights] for all, including by addressing access to safe and legal abortion and post abortion care.” Thanks to Meloni’s objections, this year’s statement includes no reference to abortion whatever, although it does “reiterate our commitments in the Hiroshima Leaders’ Communiqué to universal access to adequate, affordable, and quality health services for women, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.”

The deletion came over the U.S. president’s objections. “When told of Ms. Meloni’s position, American officials say, President Biden pushed back, wanting an explicit reference to reproductive rights and at least a reaffirmation of support for abortion rights from last year’s communiqué,” reported The New York Times.

Since the G7 adopts statements by the consensus of all leaders, Meloni’s stand kept abortion out of this year’s document.

Experts say the controversy reveals Western secular leaders’ myopic focus on promoting social issues. “The very fact of tension over whether abortion was to be included in the G7 statement gives you a sense of the priorities of those Western nations pushing for it to be included,” Travis Weber, vice president for Policy and Government Affairs at Family Research Council, told The Washington Stand. “The G7 is supposed to be looking out for the good of the international order, not jamming social policy through international agreements to be imposed on unwilling nations with quasi-religious fervor. It’s a sign of the times that the West is now known for this, to our increasing shame.”

Bloomberg News also reported that Meloni removed a reference to “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” from the final statement desired by the U.S.

Although no international treaty protects either concept, global bureaucrats have made a concerted effort to include abortion and transgender ideology as part of “sexual and reproductive health.”

Meloni’s office downplayed both controversies. “I sincerely believe that the controversy [around abortion] was totally contrived, and, in fact, it is a controversy that did not exist in the summit, that did not exist in our discussions, precisely because there was nothing to argue about,” said Meloni.

Words and concepts from previous statements “usually … taken for granted are not repeated,” said Meloni.

Her office also denied the “news published by Bloomberg, according to which any reference to the rights of LGBT people could be removed from the final G7 communiqué,” calling it “devoid of any foundation.”

Yet the issue bled into the public as French President Emmanuel Macron complained openly of the abortion removal. “France has a vision of equality between women and men, but it’s not a vision shared by all the political spectrum,” he told the media.

This is the second year LGBT issues became a flashpoint at the G7 Summit. Last year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out at the meeting and told the media he was “concerned about some of the positioning that Italy is taking in terms of LGBT” ideology. Italy requires birth certificates to record a child’s biological parents. Meloni called his comments a “bit rash.”

Macron and Meloni also clashed over his premature announcement of a $50 billion “loan” to Ukraine.

The G7 statement also calls for “an immediate ceasefire in Gaza” that “leads to a two-State solution,” helping nations “achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” and asks leaders to “seize the opportunities” that “migration” presents.

Meloni has earned a global reputation as a pro-family leader. The prime minister promised not to repeal Law 194, the 1978 statute that legalized abortion in Italy, but also vowed to give women “the right to not have an abortion.” In April, Italian parliament passed an amendment Meloni’s party attached to a critical relief bill that allows trained pro-life advocates “with a qualified experience supporting motherhood” to counsel abortion-minded women inside Italian abortion facilities.

“I believe that to make a free choice, you need to have all the necessary information,” said Meloni, Italy’s first female prime minister.

Meloni has made good on her 2022 campaign pledge to “give the right to make a different decision to women who think abortion is the only solution.”

Meloni also aims to boost Italy’s sagging birthrate to at least 500,000 babies a year. (Italy current has less than 400,000 live births annually, and its birthrate of 1.25 ranks among the lowest in the world.) She established a Ministry for Family and Birth to help Italians “rediscover the beauty of parenting.” She also passed legislation banning pornography from cell phones that belong to minors.

Meloni has denounced surrogacy, known widely as utero in affitto (“womb for rent”), as an “inhuman” act and introduced legislation to bar Italians from contracting surrogates overseas. “No one can convince me that it is an act of freedom to rent one’s womb,” she has said.

She rejects gender ideology, as well. “Being a man or a woman is rooted in who we are, and can’t be changed,” Meloni told an interviewer last March.

Meloni is riding high in Italy as her party, the Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia), gained six additional seats in the elections for European Parliament earlier this month and largely displaced Matteo Salvini’s Lega as the dominant party on the Italian Right.

Meloni’s most widely-viewed moment of the summit came when she guided President Joe Biden back after he wandered off from the group of world leaders.

Members of the G7 include the United States, Canada, the U.K., Germany, Italy, France, and Japan.

The Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues did not respond to The Washington Stand’s request for comment.

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Legal Insurrection Through Lawfare — Part Two

By Kelleigh Nelson

“Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.” — Leon Trotsky

“‘Lawfare’ is a weapon designed to destroy the enemy by using, misusing, and abusing the legal system and the media in order to raise a public outcry against that enemy.” —   Professor Susan Tiefenbrun, Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

“Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.” — J. Edgar Hoover

“The great intel institutions which were designed to protect us against the Marxist onslaught have, in the end, become the most subversive of America’s institutions.  Anyone today could look at the American intelligence community and guess it was an “organizational chart for the old KGB.”  — J. Michael Waller

“A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within…for the traitor appears not to be a traitor…he rots the soul of a nation…he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Cultural Marxism, critical theory, and the other excreta of the Comintern’s Frankfurt School have rotted American society from within.”  — J. Michael Waller


James Clapper, and then John Brennan, were the workhorses who culturally changed the Intelligence Community into politically correct “diversity and inclusion” via Obama’s 2011 Executive Order 13583.  The EO established government-wide initiatives.  It was a presidential decree to transform the culture of the entire federal bureaucracy through implementation of “critical theory.”  The Marxist cultural revolution of Antonio Gramsci and Herbert Marcuse was successfully installed.

Clapper’s Enterprise Strategy was just the intelligence community portion of Obama’s carefully planned White House initiative to inject critical race theory into the entire federal workforce and to use that workforce as an engine of societal change.

In Big Intel, Mike Waller tells us that few in our intelligence agencies dissented.

CIA operations officer, Scott Uehlinger, who resigned and went public in 2017, said, “The twin serpents of politicization and political correctness—a Soviet term by the way—walk hand in hand throughout the intelligence community, as well as every other government agency.”  He added, “The U.S. intelligence community is in the midst of a severe crisis.  It has been used, or perhaps allowed itself to be used, as a tool of political destruction, against some of the same U.S. citizens it was created to protect.”

When the Obama-era political abuses surfaced, Uehlinger said, “We are seeing the widespread abuse of intelligence by an incumbent administration to target political opposition.  Long a technique in the developing world—a tactic I often witnessed as a CIA station chief working abroad—the Third World has come to roost in the United States.”

Former FBI agent and whistleblower, Steve Friend, who was suspended indefinitely without pay, commented, “FBI requires two separate diversity trainings per year.  No instruction on due process or cruel and unusual punishment rights.”

The men and women employed in the 18 different intel agencies have reincarnated the Nazis of Nuremburg with their, “Just following orders.”

The Department of Justice is the most heavily politicized of the U.S. government.  In 2016, 91.6% gave to Democrats.  Homeland Security employees came in at 75% Democrat, and the Department of Education was as high as 96% Democrat. The National Education Association has never donated to a Republican presidential candidate.

All federal government departments have moved from very liberal to radical via the red diaper/red thread chain of the Obama administration hierarchy.

Critical theory and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) remained practically undisturbed by Trump and then emerged revitalized on the first day of Biden’s administration.

Legal insurrection through lawfare is being planned via Professor Rosa Brooks at Georgetown University Law Center.  J. Michael Waller, author of Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains, comments, “It’s a feeder school to the Justice Department, to Supreme Court clerks and to the entire intelligence community.  Everything is planned there.”

A group of people meet at Georgetown University Law School to think through how to seize power from Trump if he were elected in 2024.  The intricacies of what they have planned are mind boggling.

They are planning an insurrection.

In his interview with Tucker Carlson, Waller discussed the Transition Integrity Project. What he exposed was extremely disturbing.

The Transition Integrity Project — Rosa Brooks

Red diaper baby, Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown University and former Pentagon senior official, and Nils Gilman, a former vice chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley and historian at the Berggruen Institute, initially organized the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) in late 2019.  Other participants in the project include Michael Steele, John Podesta, Jennifer Granholm, Trey Grayson, Donna Brazile, William Kristol, Edward Luce, Max Boot and David Frum.  Despite all of them being left of center, the TIP is considered bipartisan and, as such retains a 501c3 tax-exempt status.

The Project involves over 100 current and former senior government and campaign leaders, academics, journalists, polling experts and former federal and state government officials…and in 2024, retired generals, who were chosen by Rosa Brooks for Obama.  Retired generals are not civilians.  They’re still subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and they’re involved as co-conspirators about overthrowing our government and eliminating a duly elected president.

TIP is a short-term project run under the auspices of the organization Protect Democracy which was founded by lawyers from Obama’s White House Counsel. “Protect Democracy” echoes the mainstream media mantra, “Our Democracy is in Danger.”  We do not pledge allegiance to “the democracy for which we stand,” but to “the Republic for which we stand.”  Joseph Goebbel’s propaganda of repetitious lies is perpetuated by America’s “Pravda” media in calling America a “democracy.”

The TIP was to decide the outcome and results of the 2020 election.  Their conclusion was that with a Joe Biden win, there would be no protests or street violence, but if Donald Trump won, America would end.

Their 2020 meetings were kept secret other than Washington Post’s report of their outcomes before the election.

Brooks is an adjunct scholar at West Point‘s Modern War Institute and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a liberal think tank in the United States founded in 1999. Top donors to the organization in 2021 included the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationBloomberg PhilanthropiesFord FoundationRockefeller Foundation, and United States Department of State.  Here is the complete list of their funders.  All support critical theory and DEI.

Waller commented that Brooks, who as a senior Pentagon official selecting who the Obama generals would be, was writing about how we have to end civilian control or do away with civilian control of the military.

“She was wargaming out military coups against a sitting president, first after a disputed election and now being the host of an entire project to unseat a president who they agree would have been legally and clearly elected by a majority of the public and electoral votes.”

They are calling for a military coup.

Carlson believes Brooks is a “violence fetishist.”

Brooks has served as a volunteer advisor on defense policy to the Biden administration. She’s also a member of the pro-abortion Amnesty International USA, and has served on the board of Soros’ Open Society Foundation‘s US Programs Fund and as a senior advisor at the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.  Brooks was also a consultant for the Open Society Institute and for the NGO Human Rights Watch.

She has contributed numerous op-eds and book reviews to the Washington PostThe New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications.

Rather than having secrecy as they had in 2020, in 2024, they invited media to attend.  A reporter from the far-left Atlantic Magazine was very disturbed about what they planned.  He said this was a real problematic issue for those who believe in the Constitution.

Waller stated, “Congress is funding things that they know are unconstitutional. The Justice Department is enforcing things that its lawyers know are unconstitutional.  And now you have Mary McCord in her group at Georgetown Law writing the whole orchestra for the transition after November of this year. To rip the constitution to shreds.

“This is banana republic stuff in the name of protecting the Constitution.”

Mary McCord

Mary B. McCord is another red diaper baby who shows up everywhere.

Her Juris Doctor is from Georgetown University and for almost 20 years she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, she served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division and as Chief of the Criminal Division.  She is a national security analyst and was Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice.

McCord joined Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP), a left-of-center academic center at the law school that engages in legal cases on First and Second Amendment issues, among others. McCord’s work at the center has been in leading opposition to unlawful militias, stating that the second amendment affords no protection to private “militias.”  She also has participated on the National Task Force on Election Crises alongside other Leftist election policy advocates.

Georgetown University Law School receives a ton of federal money, but they also received Chinese money. Last year, they got a $30 million grant from a Taiwanese businessman who made his fortune as a financier of the Chinese Communist Party on the mainland.  This was Georgetown’s largest gift in its history since it was founded in the 1700s.

To give you the full flavor of her personality, she and Andrew Weissman hosted a live taping of their podcast, “Prosecuting Donald Trump” at Georgetown University.  She also did a PBS Hour with Judy Woodruff on “Trump’s false election claims being red meat for extremist groups.”

McCord was appointed legal counsel for the January 6th committee by Speaker Pelosi.  She testified to Congress, that the “insurrection” will require not only criminal enforcement mechanisms, but also “a civil enforcement mechanism that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek injunctive relief and civil forfeiture against armed paramilitary actors and their organizations.”  Link  (The only people armed on January 6th were the capitol police, but McCord had insinuated in other venues that protestors had hidden arms under their coats despite firearms being illegal in DC.)

Her article, It’s Time for Congress to Make Domestic Terrorism a Federal Crime appeared in the website, Lawfare.  Imagine who would become targets.

McCord was also counsel for the Trump impeachment committee, both one and two, and is a statutorily designated amicus curiae for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.

She has also discussed “Analyzing and Defeating Right-Wing Extremism” with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

McCord is married to Sheldon Snook, who also worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. In fact, it was McCord who got her husband his job as administrative assistant and court liaison to the public and news media.  She recommended him to Judge Hogan, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, as she had previously clerked for him.  Snook also served as spokesman for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  He currently works in a similar capacity for the U.S. Supreme Court.  Snook is a key player.

Staging the Coup

Waller states, “…This has just become one big club, one huge business, one big grift in many ways, but one big political war now, where you have a merger between hardcore political activists, violence fetishists and public enemy types and the people who are supposed to be inside our system to serve our country and protect our Constitution.

“The great intel institutions which were designed to protect us against the Marxist onslaught have, in the end, become the most subversive of America’s institutions.  Anyone today could look at the American intelligence community and guess it was an ‘organizational chart for the old KGB.’”

If Trump is elected, the TIP has formulated their plans to thwart his goals.

Look at Rosa Brooks from Georgetown Univ. and Mary McCord and her husband, Sheldon Snook. They know Trump only has one term, so their allies inside the government will slow walk everything, and already hundreds of pieces of litigation are ready against as yet unnamed Trump administration officials.  They intend to hamstring the entire team and all his appointees and Trump’s appointees who don’t already have clearances won’t get them.

McCord is a Washington insider with a husband on the supreme court staff, so they are networked with the Justice Department and the judges.  Sheldon Snook will make sure Trump’s people are kept in the right judicial venues to assure a court circuit who will rule favorably in their cases.  Worse comes to worse, they will remove Trump via their bought and paid for DEI and critical theory military.

We Still Have Time to Stop Them

Carlson asked what the RNC was doing and Waller said he didn’t know.  Waller made the comment that Rona McDaniel had a big florist and limousine bill, but no one knows if she was organized to attack against these entrenched interests.

He then mentioned that the Heritage Foundation has their “action plans,” as well as the America First Policy Institute, but both of these organizations are “controlled opposition.”  Their membership and donors include globalist Council on Foreign Relations members, the do-nothing Council for National Policy, and the American Legislative Exchange Council, which is funded by the Koch orgs and has long promoted a constitutional convention.

Congressman Pete Sessions is chairman of a subcommittee that has jurisdiction over Georgetown University.  He wrote a stinging letter to Rosa Brooks’ regarding the TIP results and the baseless accusations she made in her Washington Post article of September 3, 2020, just prior to the election.

Mary McCord was cited by Sessions for her recent comments, per NBC, that “We’re already starting to put together a team to think through the most damaging types of things that he [Trump] might do so that we’re ready to bring lawsuits if we have to.”

“It would be highly inappropriate,” Sessions said, “for a university that relies on federal funding to conduct partisan political activity intended to undermine a lawfully conducted election.”

Georgetown University Law Center needs to be shut down.

Conclusion

The last two chapters of Big Intel are a roadmap for what needs to be done.

America’s intelligence community, her entire federal bureaucracy, her universities and colleges, her corporations and board members, have adopted cultural Marxism, DEI and critical theory.

The Marcuse aficionados are planning a repeat of the 1917 Russian Revolution.  Only this time, it is happening in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

©2024. Kelleigh Nelson. All rights reserved.

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Gay Republicans, Christian Values, Trump and the Bible

By Geoff Ross

When I was the campaign manager for a conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate many years ago I helped schedule his speaking tours primarily to the Republican Executive Committees (RECs) and the free market capitalist entrepreneurs across 67 counties in Florida.

This avoided controversy and the wrath of real Christian conservatives in the once respected Republican Party by bypassing these republican frauds in the so called log cabin Republican gay groups posing as conservatives.

The Christian conservative agenda does not include sodomitic relations and or lesbian relationships. Just read your Bible it explains why. Unfortunately the Republican Party leadership in 2024 now accepts this anti-Christian lifestyle in its party membership.

Homosexual behavior is abhorrent and should never be tolerated only forgiven with repentance from the individual. With that said these people should have maximum constitutional protections but as Americans and not for their disgusting lifestyle. Keep your lifestyle private and don’t politicize it.

Gay marriage which was legalized in 2015 totally undermined the true family Christian values of our republic and opened the door to advancing even more satanic behaviors. Such is the current mindset of the Uniparty Socialist / Marxist Congress.

If homosexuals need to feel included that’s fine but not in conservative Christian groups that follow Biblical values. They need to create their own groups but apparently the GOP leadership has put out the gay welcome mat creating more exit ramps as real conservatives leave the Republican Party.

The 1st Amendment provides protections to Americans that reject homosexuality and the 1st Amendment also offers protections to homosexuals so long as they don’t infringe upon our Christian values.

The current Biden / Obama homosexual agenda is destroying moral and combat readiness in our military, Americans DO NOT want to serve in a gay military, homosexuality is also dismantling Christian family values, dividing some churches and it will eventually result in judgement from higher authority which won’t be favorable to their souls.

“Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.” — Jude 1:7.

“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” — Leviticus 20:13.

We must protect our children and our grandchildren from this evil homosexual agenda advancing in the Republican controlled Congress and the Communist Satanic White House.

I was surprised to learn that on July 8th, 2024 Melania Trump our former First Lady has scheduled a fund raising event in Trump Tower in New York with these fraud homosexual “Log Cabin” republicans who are posing as conservatives.

This is her second gala event for these LGBTQ queers that engage in unnatural sex acts with each other by their own admission as they bring total discredit to the GOP and bring an uncomfortable agenda to the conservatives who are still hold out members of the all inclusive socialist do nothing Republican Party.

President Trump definitely does not need the votes or the fund raising money from this small homosexual minority infesting our republic and he definitely must reject their total disregard for Biblical family values.

It’s not worth selling out to these satanic values for a few more votes and a little more campaign money just to be inclusive. These homosexuals will either vote for Trump or not regardless of this poor decision hosting this queer event in Trump Tower. Just my opinion.

All Americans deserve constitutional protections regardless of their sexual orientation but Christian conservatives don’t have to be included with them and they should not be forced to accept their behavior when it violates their religious beliefs.

©2024. Geoff Ross. All rights reserved.

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Trump’s Rosy Poll Numbers — And Coattails — Could Give New York Dems A Massive November Fright

By The Daily Caller

A number of recent polls have shown former President Donald Trump polling surprisingly well in New York, a trend that could force Democrats to defend the state they have historically taken for granted.

While President Joe Biden beat Trump by 23 points in the Democratic stronghold during the 2020 election, Trump has consistently polled within single digits of Biden in 2024. Though the former president is unlikely to seriously contend for the state, Republicans are hopeful that Trump’s popularity could boost candidates down ballot, akin to when the GOP flipped seats in the 2022 midterm elections thanks in part to a strong showing at the top of the ticket from gubernatorial challenger Lee Zeldin. This dynamic could created unexpectedly challenging election cycle for New York Democrats.

“The highest taxes in America throupled with self-inflicted crime and migrant crises are rinsing much of the blue out of the state, at least attitudinally,” Republican political consultant William F. B. O’Reilly told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “This dynamic is forcing Democrats to spend tens of millions of dollars in a state they took for granted just four years ago.”

In a two-way race, Biden is only leading Trump by seven points in New York, according to an Emerson College/The Hill/PIX11 poll from May. In a five-way race, Trump only trails behind Biden by six points, according to the same poll. Similarly, Trump trails Biden by nine points in a New York Times/Siena College poll from May.

By comparison, the NYT/Siena poll from June 2023 had Biden leading Trump in New York by over 20 points.

“Independent voters in New York who traditionally vote for Democrats, according to exit polling, have flipped to lean toward Trump by a margin of ten points, 43% to 33%,” Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said in a statement.

In May, Trump drew thousands to his rally in the Bronx, a largely Democratic area.

“New York might be a blue state, but it’s not AOC-progressive blue, it’s blue-collar blue,” David Laska, director of communications for the New York Republican Party, told DCNF.

In 2022, Republicans managed to flip for congressional seats in New York, while in the 2022 gubernatorial race, Republican challenger Lee Zeldin lost by only 5.8% to Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, whereas in the previous gubernatorial election, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo beat his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro by 23.4%.

Trump’s strong polling numbers dovetail with increasing pessimism among New York voters.

The majority of registered voters in New York say the state is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly a third say they are considering leaving because of the political environment, according to a United NY/Citizen Data poll. Many average New York voters are feeling pessimistic, with 41% saying their state’s politics are “broken beyond repair,” and only 31% saying the government is salvageable.

Of those who are considering leaving the state, 77% attribute their decision to high taxes and 63% attribute it due to the government.

“New Yorkers realize that Joe Biden, Kathy Hochul and far-left progressives have driven up prices at the store, released criminals back onto our streets and plunged our nation and state into an unmanageable illegal migrant crisis,” Laska told the DCNF.

Crime has remained a top issue for voters, with 47% saying it should be a top government priority, according to the poll.

In 2022, New York state saw roughly a 21% increase in overall reported crimes compared to the previous year, according to a report released by Hochul’s office. Violent crime in New York City also increased by about 15% in 2022, along with a 32% increase in property related crimes.

Immigration is also a top priority, with 37% saying the government should prioritize the issue, according to the United NY/Citizen Data poll. Since 2022, more than 180,000 migrants have flooded into New York City alone, which has also contributed to crime increases in the sanctuary city. New York City has since issued budgetary cuts in order to keep funding public programs that aid illegal immigrants.

“Whether Donald Trump can win New York is anybody’s guess, but the fact that it’s being debated speaks volumes about where things are in the state,” O’Reilly told the DCNF. “Voters are poised to revolt.”

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Chinese ‘Cyber Police’ Agent Runs Online Network Helping Illegal Immigrants Flood Into U.S.

By The Daily Caller

A private social network run by a self-identified Chinese government agent provides illegal immigrants with resources to get into the U.S. and evade border authorities, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation discovered.

The American Self-Guided Tour Channel is a Chinese-language group with over 8,000 members on the encrypted instant messaging platform Telegram that serves as both a forum for discussing Chinese illegal immigration and a hub for documents detailing specific routes to the U.S., a DCNF review of the channel found.

Documents in the Telegram channel translated by the DCNF identify U.S. border wall gaps, instruct Chinese nationals on how to answer questions from Border Patrol agents and provide scripts for requesting asylum.  

Furthermore, the channel is overseen by an individual who spreads Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda, bans accounts who fail to toe the Party line and identifies himself as a Chinese police officer.

“We’re allowing an element that is completely beyond our law to be established firmly as a beachhead in the United States of America, and the people of America are going to pay a severe price, much worse than we are paying even now,” North Carolina Republican Rep. Dan Bishop said after learning about the findings of the DCNF’s investigation.

Customs and Border Protection data shows that the overwhelming majority of the roughly 48,000 Chinese illegal immigrants encountered by U.S. authorities in 2024 have been single adults — and experts warn that “military-aged males” make up the lion’s share.

Bishop described the 1,100% spike in Chinese illegal immigrants since fiscal year 2022 as “historically unprecedented,” and told the DCNF that the inner workings of China’s human smuggling networks have largely remained a mystery to lawmakers up until now.

“Even people, like me, who’ve seen a lot of it have not yet totally come to grips with the sort of depth that you’ve described,” said Bishop, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee’s Oversight, Investigations and Accountability subcommittee.

The DCNF discovered the American Self-Guided Tour Channel and several related Telegram groups facilitating Chinese illegal immigration after analyzing a Chinese illegal immigrant’s abandoned cell phone, which was found near the California-Mexico border by a San Diego man in January 2024.

Telegram did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

‘Try Alternate Identities’

Through a months-long review of the American Self-Guided Tour Channel, the DCNF discovered that the group contains documents instructing Chinese nationals on how to navigate the U.S. immigration system, including scripts for claiming asylum and answering questions from Border Patrol agents.

One document translated by the DCNF advises those wishing to apply for a green card in the U.S. to “be sure to prepare a story about your persecution in advance.”

Another document provides responses to questions Border Patrol agents may ask in order to establish whether or not an asylum-seeker has a credible fear of persecution from their home country. Under current law, migrants who claim “credible fear” of persecution can seek asylum in the U.S.

“Even if moving would be inconvenient, can you live safely elsewhere in the country?” reads one of the hypothetical questions.

“No, because the situation I’m facing is nationwide,” the suggested answer states. “Even if I move to another place, I’ll be under threat just as before.”

Another post provides templates on how to craft asylum claims based on political, religious, racial, sexual and even gender persecution, despite women comprising only a small fraction of Chinese illegal immigrants.

“I am [name, ancestral hometown] nationality, I was born on [birthday]. Because I suffered gender-based violence and discrimination in my motherland, I am seeking asylum in [country],” the document’s template on gender persecution states. “My family forced me to marry, they wanted me to marry a man much older than me. When I refused, they beat me and threatened me saying that if I didn’t obey, they’d kill me. After marrying, my husband started physically and mentally abusing me, I was forced to leave my home and live in hiding. I tried seeking help from the local government, but they’re either corrupt or unwilling to help me. If I am forced to return to [motherland], I fear for my life, there I will face more violence and discrimination.”

Documents stored on the channel indicate a relatively sophisticated understanding of the U.S. immigration system, with some featuring intricate flow-charts to map out various potential U.S. immigration pathways.

One such flow-chart suggests that, as a last resort, those who’ve received a deportation order, but lack a passport to return to their countries, may consider starting the immigration process over with a false identity.

“You can try alternate identities, [but] the difficulty is relatively high and Trump may invite you to a meeting with state security agents in the future,” the document states, referring to former President Donald Trump.

‘Crossing Point’

The American Self-Guided Tour Channel also serves as a hub for travel guides facilitating Chinese illegal immigration, some of which identify specific border crossing points between the U.S. and Mexico, the DCNF discovered.

The guides vary in their geographic scope, with some focusing on travel between multiple countries, such as from China to Ecuador, which Rep. Bishop told the DCNF doesn’t require a travel visa for Chinese nationals.

“Essentially without visas, as I understand it, they can fly to Ecuador, and then they have an overland route and come up and come right through the border,” Bishop said.

The Telegram channel’s guides commonly list Quito, Ecuador, and Necocli, Colombia, as the first and last travel locations in South America for Chinese illegal immigrants.

Other guides on the channel provide more detailed advice on how to travel through a single country. One guide for Mexico falls into this category and features a series of Google Map screenshots that chart a path between Tapachula, Mexico and Laredo, Texas.

While most of the guides concern travel through South and Central America, several also focus on where and how to cross the U.S. southern border.

One such document identifies 15 border wall gaps along the southern border, including 12 in California as well as crossing points in Arizona and New Mexico.

This guide also provides Chinese nationals with basic instructions on what to carry and how to make the crossing.

“Take a taxi to a location near the wall crossing point, get out, and head straight in, carrying a few hundred dollars in cash for random contingencies,” the document advises.

The DCNF confirmed the existence of several of the crossing points while visiting the California border in June 2024.

Bill Wells, the mayor of El Cajon, California, told the DCNF that Chinese nationals now constitute a significant portion of crossings near San Diego.

“When I’ve been out at the border, most of my interactions have been with Chinese people,” Wells said. “I’ve come across groups of Chinese people standing on the side of the road in the middle of the night waiting to be picked up. I’ve come across migrant encampments, where there’s 100 or so Chinese people waiting to move on to the next stage, maybe 30 yards from the fence where they just crossed.”

Despite this, Wells told the DCNF that local officials remain in the dark about how the human smuggling networks operate.

“We have no idea,” Wells said. “You would think that something of such major importance to not only the nation, but to municipalities, you would have somebody from the government calling you and saying, ‘Hey, this is what we know. This is what’s going on. This is how it’s going to affect you or not affect you.’”

Wells told the DCNF that he believes Chinese illegal immigration poses a serious national security threat to the U.S. and pointed to multiple sensitive military and public utility sites close to the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

“There’s just so much to worry about from a committed enemy,” Wells said.

‘Cyber Police’

The DCNF’s review of the American Self-Guided Tour Channel also discovered that its owner — @wjackcn, or “Jack W” — claims to work as a cyber police officer stationed in China.

“Yes, I am cyber police,” Jack W stated on April 30, 2024, after an account in the channel asked him if he was a cyber police officer.

Cyber police serve China’s Ministry of Public Security by monitoring website content and spreading propaganda, according to federal authorities.

After identifying himself as a cyber police officer, Jack W outlined his policing duties in a post in which described himself as being “responsible for national security affairs, fighting reactionaries and foreign hostile forces.”

Later that day, Jack W directed channel members interested in national security work to apply to China’s premier civilian intelligence agency, the Ministry of State Security.

“If you want to work for the Ministry of State Security, please use the method of participating in the National Civil Servant exam,” Jack W told members of the Telegram channel.

Although the DCNF was unable to confirm Jack W’s affiliation with the Ministry of Public Security or Ministry of State Security, a review of the account’s posts found that it promoted Chinese illegal immigration and has banned members for expressing “hurtful opinions towards the motherland.”

In one instance, after a now-deleted account called for the CCP to be overthrown on April 22, 2024, Jack W banned 20 accounts.

The next month, Jack W announced he’d banned multiple accounts who’d criticized Chinese police officers.

“Those who disparaged an Urban Management and Law Enforcement video have already been banned,” Jack W announced on May 20, 2024, referring to a Chinese government agency that the U.S. nonprofit Human Rights Watch has described as a “thuggish para-police” tasked with enforcing non-criminal administrative regulations.

Jack W’s Telegram channel has also promoted CCP propaganda.

On June 4, 2024, the American Self-Guided Tour Channel posted an image of a tank with the caption: “Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Western-Backed Colour Revolution,” in reference to the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, during which the Chinese government slaughtered as many as 10,000 pro-democracy protesters, according to the former British ambassador to China.

A DCNF review of the Telegram channel also discovered that, in addition to Jack W, several other members have identified themselves as Chinese police officersmilitary personnel and CCP members.

Rep. Bishop described Chinese illegal immigration as “the most astonishing threat.”

“Chinese nationals presenting at the southern border of the United States were almost unheard of previously,” Bishop told the DCNF.

In May 2024, Bishop chaired the House Homeland Security Committee’s Oversight, Investigations and Accountability subcommittee hearing concerning the approximately 8,000% increase in Chinese illegal immigration the U.S. has experienced since March 2021.

The hearing followed a January 2024 DCNF investigation revealing an internal Customs and Border Protection email showing that the Biden administration dramatically simplified the vetting process for Chinese illegal immigrants in April 2023 by reducing the number of interview questions Border Patrol agents are required to ask from roughly 40 down to just five.

“The experts that testified before the Subcommittee on Oversight that I chaired when we had a hearing on this established fairly persuasively that there is no vetting,” Bishop told the DCNF. “It’s a perfunctory, quick interview, and they move on into the country and are released.”

“China is the foremost adversary of the United States on the world stage,” Bishop warned. “Something’s descending on the United States that we should never have allowed to occur.”

AUTHOR

PHILIP LENCZYCKI

Daily Caller News Foundation investigative reporter, political journalist, and China watcher. Twitter: @LenczyckiPhilip

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