The Western cultural Stockholm Syndrome

Are US leftists, so enamored of the supposed victims of racism, creating an antisemitic Stockholm Syndrome of “domestic terrorists”?

I spend a lot of time reading about and writing about worrisome cultural trends in what have traditionally been the liberal democracies of the West, including America, Canada, Australia, Israel and a weakening Europe.

I am saddened when I contemplate the extent to which our traditional free society has succumbed to:

1. an excessive tolerance of evil (which, in a book by the same name, I term “tolerism”);

2. a masochistic self-hatred, leading to threats to our fundamental liberties; and

3. ultimately a submission or surrender to what I call the Leftist-Islamist-Globalist alliance.

  • We make compromises in our freedoms to accommodate fascist collusion among leftist Democrats, big Tech censorship, our education and university systems, and media that blatantly ignores stories that challenge their bias.
  • We accept, even welcome, a totalitarian Islamist theocracy.
  • We tolerate attempts from offshore to terrorize us, to make us submit to their values, instead of defending ours.
  • We allow citizens of totalitarian states that regularly print anti-Semitic cartoons to dictate to us in our country not to print cartoons they find “offensive”.
  • I have had, as far back as 18 years ago, a lecture shouted down by “Islamofascists” who said I had no “right” to speak if I disagreed with their views, and our civil liberties groups were silent.
  • We cower in the face of threats that this policy or that policy may “inflame the Arab street” or Black Lives Matter.

Our tolerance and submission to Islamism has clearly paved the way for our tolerance and submission to Black Lives Matter, and the increasing number of violent domestic terrorists, who, despite media falsehoods, are predominantly on the left. As recently as last Saturday, the American city of Portland, Oregon was still seeing rioting in its streets.

We allow Big Tech censors to delete anything that offensive fascists say offends them. Our ideology of Tolerism combined with our ready adoption of the Stockholm Syndrome has laid down the path for large groups of our young people to respond to their alienation from a culture and economy that makes their prospects difficult by a great “transformation” or “re-set”.

Way back at the end of August, 2006, the media in America should have paid closer attention to the release by unnamed kidnappers in Gaza of a couple of journalists from Fox News, who had been held under terrifying conditions for two weeks. One of them was U.S.-born correspondent Steve Centanni. Upon release, he demonstrated the classic symptoms of someone suffering from “Stockholm Syndrome”.

This psychological syndrome was first identified in the early ‘70s.

It was in response to the odd reactions of 4 bank employees in Stockholm Sweden who were taken hostage for six days by two ex-convicts who threatened their lives, but at the same time showed them kindness at certain times. Surprisingly, the hostages strongly resisted the government’s attempts to rescue them, showing loyalty to their kidnappers. Even several months’ later, they did not blame their captors; on the contrary, two of the female hostages actually got engaged to two of the hostage-takers.

The bizarre nature of the reaction to being so traumatized by what we would consider dangerous criminals seemed similar in a number of kidnappings and hostage takings, but not of Israelis. Israelis do not submit and sympathize with the kidnappers. Israel will go to incredible lengths to have kidnapped soldiers returned, dead or alive, and will trade multiple Palestinian jailed criminals for each Israeli.

Psychologists in their study of the syndrome, look for several operative conditions that can create the strange reactions:

  • The hostage must believe that the captor is willing to kill.
  • The captor must mix in small kindnesses within the context of overall terror.
  • The hostage must be convinced that escape is impossible.
  • The hostage must have constant exposure to the captor’s ideology, and isolation from any other perspectives.

In these circumstances, psychologists posit that Stockholm Syndrome is a type of “survival” mechanism. They compare it to the dynamic in situations of abuse of women.

A hostage-taker, kidnapper or an abuser traumatizes a victim (who does not believe that she can escape, or truly can not) with a threat to the victim’s survival. The traumatized victim, who perceives isolation from outsiders who would normally provide protection, must now look to the hostage-taker or other abuser to meet those needs. If the hostage-taker or abuser shows the captive or victim some small kindness, the victim then must bond to the perceived positive side of the captor or abuser, denying (or dissociating) the side of the hostage taker or abuser that produced the terror.

It is interesting that we see the Stockholm Syndrome at work in tolerist countries like Sweden and America, but not so much in Israel, where citizens have a clearer understanding of who are friends and who are enemies. It is a syndrome more likely among the Left and less likely among conservatives.

Are American leftists, so enamored of the supposed victims of racism, in danger of creating a Stockholm Syndrome of “domestic terrorists”.

Did the summer riots by Black Lives Matter and Antifa increase American votes for the leftist Democrats in an act of fear and submission to BLM? Do Americans, faced with collusion between media, entertainers, educators and other opinion leaders, now live in a type of Stockholm Syndrome of fear of black criminals exacerbated by the defunding of police protection and the emphasis on Critical Race Theory and identity politics? Does this create a massive transfer of power from mainstream America to fringe groups and Black activists and their Islamist allies?

It is a syndrome that promotes anti-Semitism as a way to deal with insecurities by blaming others. And who is most often identified for blame but that group – the Jews- who are most often targetted in history.

In a February 27th story in the New York Times by Norimitsu Onishi, “France Blames U.S. Ideas for Societal Woes”, we learn that French politicians, intellectuals and journalists now warn that progressive American ideas on race, gender and post-colonialism, and the “woke” and cancel cultures and identity politics are passing to, and contaminating, European culture.

This is quite a change from a few years ago, when Americans complained about the Leftist-Islamist-Globalist nature of such countries as France and held up American fundamental constitutional values as bulwarks against excessive “wokeness”.

The victims of Stockholm Syndrome come to see the world from the perspective of the (hostage taker or) abuser, losing touch with their own perspective, which is unimportant or even counter-productive to their survival. Is American survival at stake with the movement to placate Blacks with all sorts of special benefits. Does the media see the world through the perspective of Black Lives Matter reverse discrimination leading to a type of worship and submission to Black criminals like George Floyd?

And so we understand the comments immediately made by hostage victim Steve Centanni of Fox News, as the kidnappers handed him over to Palestinian Authority security officers, who in turn called a news conference with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh present. It was reported that the captors forced the captives to convert to Islam at gunpoint. In addition, the kidnappers released a statement, warning “all infidels against visiting Palestine. Any infidel who comes to Palestine will be killed unless he converts to Islam.”

Said Centanni: “I want to thank everybody. I am happy to be here. I hope that this never scares a single journalist away from coming to Gaza to cover the story because the Palestinian people are very beautiful and kind hearted. (emphasis added) The world needs to know more about them. Don’t be discouraged … We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint. Don’t get me wrong here. I have the highest respect for Islam, and I learned a lot of good things about it, but it was something we felt we had to do because they had the guns, and we didn’t know what the hell was going on.”

Centanni said that during his capture, he was held at times face down in a dark garage, tied up in painful positions, and that he and the other captives were force at gunpoint to make statements, including that they had converted to Islam.

(It is to be noted that if indeed one does convert to Islam, it is considered a capital offence by many Muslims for that convert to later leave Islam for another religion.)

Since it is clear that Mr. Centanni was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, we can ask how many other Americans and other westerners might be suffering from it, caused either by international terrorism or domestic terrorism, after years of having Islamist terror, and now Atifia/BLM terror brought into their living rooms as they watch the nightly news.

What is the effect of watching last summer the violently destruction by Antifa and BLM in many large cities, while the police and Democratic politicians stood down on the issue?

How do people feel when leftists threaten to “defund” the police that protect their families and property, and immediately release criminals with no bail, so that the citizenry fears re-offenders? Are the BLM and Antifa the heirs of the tactics used by the Islamists confident that Americans will purge their fears by an up-dated form of Stockholm Syndrome, embracing the values of the domestic terrorists?

And in an age where Omar and Tlaib and Warnock and Farrakhan make common cause with Islamist Israel-haters and where John Kerry holds private meetings with the Iranian enemy, and President Biden and his family take financial benefits from China, is the West reacting with abnormal psychology?

We are starting to see in America less concern for leftist and Islamist violent protests than for something called “domestic terrorism” even though the members of “white nationalist” organizations are actually few, despite the undue emphasis on them given by Democrat-supporing media.. Acts of terror, not just from foreigners but from domestic sources are far more prevalent from leftist groups and Islamists than from the “right wingers” that leftist Democrats seem to obsess about. Recall that on January 6th in Washington, the only deaths were Trump supporters and rational minds understand that the hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters were 99% peaceful and the few Antifa supporters were predominantly violent, but you would never know that from the press.

So what is to be done?

What should be the agenda to deal with this cultural Stockholm Syndrome, which threatens to morally and literally disarm the West in the face of Islamist aggression and terrorism and anti-racist Racists who are the main proponents of domestic terrorism?

Understanding the elements of the disease, then, gives us the elements of the treatment.

1. We must start treating the problem, like the Israelis do (or ought to) as an existential threat. Then, understanding that our very existence as free societies is at stake, will allow us to take the serious measures necessary to ascertain that we shall survive and that our liberties shall flourish. For example, we must understand that when we give in to Islamist intimidation not to publish a certain cartoon, the issue is not about the cartoon at all.

The issue is whether we can survive as a free society, in which we tolerate and encourage a free exchange of ideas. Those who agree with me must take the lead in impressing on our society, our elites, and our culture that a perceived threat to our survival is the very first step to the development of Cultural Stockholm Syndrome, and that therefore we must demonstrate our strength and determination to protect every freedom.

We do not do that today. If we sacrifice one pro-Israel author one day, and one newspaper cartoonist the next, we are teaching our society that survival of our freedoms is threatened. If we dig in, and protect every single freedom from every single threat, our people will understand that our survival is not threatened. That is the first step.

2. The second step is to disengage from the receipt of “small kindnesses” from terrorists and their state sponsors. Do not allow terrorist-sponsoring countries to endow university chairs or programs. Do not allow them to be treated with the dignity that we should reserve for our friends. Do not send our representatives to a U.N. committee on human rights that is chaired by Syria.

3. The third step is to address the perceived inability to escape. We, in the West, can escape terrorism, both Islamist and BLM domestic terrorism; but we had better get smarter about it. We must understand that Israel is the world leader in stopping terrorism on their airplanes and how they stopped the daily suicide bombings that were afflicting them in late 2001 and early 2002. But technology is only half the story: The Israeli sense of patriotism and social resilience and cultural values are preconditions to stopping the cultural Stockholm Syndrome. If we “virtue-signal” with our tolerance for evil, that tolerance will soon become empathy and that empathy will soon become submission.

Acts to promote a Stockholm Syndrome are only useful against the weak, not the strong. A strong West, willing to engage with the better Arab regimes that are willing to trade and otherwise engage with Israel, such as the UAE, Morocco, Bahrain, and Sudan, will demonstrate strength and resolve which is culturally more respected in the Arab world than weak leaders like Presidents Carter and Obama and now Biden.

Start understanding that we need anti-terrorist walls, both literal and figurative. Let’s ditch the “political correctness” and understand who we have to fear and who we do not have to fear. Let’s smarten up our immigration policies; if we fail to exercise better discretion in allowing certain young Muslim men or Mexican drug criminals into our country then we as a society indeed have “no escape”, and the Stockholm Syndrome will flourish. President Biden’s opening up of all walls and immigration controls and favours to illegal aliens will promote the culture of fear and submission that is an existential threat.

There is no “discrimination” or “prejudice” if we restrict immigration from a group where an undue portion of that group not only disdains our freedoms, but holds vile views about establishing a Muslim caliphate and how that will impact “infidels” or “dhimmis”. (Understand the actual views held by certain Muslim populations; for example, in an extensive survey taken of British Muslims, 45% believe that 9/11 was an American or Israeli conspiracy, almost 25% believe that the 7/7 attacks in London were justified by British policies concerning Iraq and Afghanistan, a similar 25% believe that Britain is not their country, and 30% would rather live under Shariah law than the great British legal system.

And 28% hope that Britain will eventually become a Muslim fundamentalist nation, and 78% advocate punishment for anyone displaying cartoons offensive to Islam.)

4. The fourth step involves identifying organizations where the terrorist ideology runs rampant and dissenting opinions are minimized. Unfortunately this has begun to happen in many Universities, where to be pro-Israel is to risk epithets such as “Zionist-racist” or “supporter of apartheid” and even risks violence. In addition we have some very hostile media outlets.

Accordingly, without challenging freedom of opinion and expression, we cannot allow our people to hear mostly incitement from both international and domestic terrorists. We must ask the media to exercise some self-censorship and some responsibility when it appears that they are acting as shills for terrorist ideologies. Constant exposure to anti-liberal threats and ideology is the fourth of the dangers that increase the chance of further Stockholm Syndromes.

It is all rather too much when one tabulates the type of photographs run by our newspapers during the Israel-Hezbollah war. Picture after picture appeared of grieving Lebanese civilians but there was no context that they in fact were supporters of the terrorist group Hezbollah or the families of Hezbollah fighters, or in fact had acquiesced in the placement of rocket launchers in their neighborhood. One photo showed two beautiful young women in hijavs, grieving at their husband’s funerals. How many just looked at the photograph, as opposed to reading the full caption that made it clear that their husbands were Hezbollah “militants” – that is, the men who fire rockets into Israeli neighborhoods and kill both Jews and fellow Arabs.

Out of some misguided notion that we must always identify who is the underdog and then stick up for them, we allow ourselves to be manipulated by a rather sophisticated PR campaign that runs in tandem with the violence of any terrorist campaign. The alliance of bad actors justified by “intersectionality” must be exposed as a first step in freeing us from much disinformation.

When big corporations ally themselves with Leftist thugs, we call that “fascism”. Note that major corporations like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon have donated to BLM, and leftist political and civil rights organizations. Books are now banned by Amazon for “incorrect” opinions, which equates to Nazi book burning. Our young people get the message. Young women are losing their places as athletes to “transgendered” males, which cements the notion that all traditional values are under attack.

What started in Israel doesn’t stop there:

A Reuters photographer “doctored” photographs on his computer; Palestinians filmed fake encounters with Israeli military; “staged” funerals carried live men masquerading as dead men to try to substantiate inflated death tolls. The American media obsessed about the police officer who knelt down on the neck of the drugged out George Floyd but have no interest in finding out the name of the police officer who shot the woman in the January 6th Capitol building riot?

The more the media continues its complicity with the so-called “plight” of the Palestinians rather than calling for responsibility in educating their children for peace instead of educating their children to hate, then the more we in the west will be isolated from any other perspective than the terrorist ideology. Trump understood that, but the anti-Semites in the Biden administration do not.

Every cause of the Stockholm Syndrome must be examined and must be overcome by our culture.

Such a syndrome has now passed from our Islamist terrorist enemies to our Black power BLM rioters who successfully used the death of a hardened career criminal and drug addict who fathered 5 children that he didn’t support, to promote yet another cause of the cultural Stockholm Syndrome – one where whites must feel guilty for acts of their great-grandparents and Blacks can avoid personal responsibility for their actions.

The cultural sickness of cancel culture, cultural relativism, intersectionality and critical race theory, is now recognized and opposed by many in France, who oppose the very nature of multiculturalism. Even Macron, who in the first years of his administration was little concerned with such matters, last June jumped into the discussion by blaming the universities for encouraging the “ethnicization of the social question” and “breaking the republic in two.

French thinkers have identified a problem beyond the cultural Stockholm Syndrome: Professor Francois Cusset of Paris Nanterre University, is reported by the Onishi article in the New York Times, to believe that the perceived new American influence reveals an establishment unable to deal with the cultural change we are now seeing. He argues: “It’s the sign of a small, frightened republic declining, provincializing, but which in the past and to this day believes in its universal mission and which thus seeks those responsible for its decline.” We Jews shudder when we hear that some people are looking for others to “blame”.

As Dennis Prager has recently pointed out, if you disagree with the woke, cancel culture mob, you can lose your career, opportunities, friends and family. This virtue-signalling mob has no understanding of what syndromes they are creating in political culture. n lose your careerfamily—and the left never forgive

Understanding what we are suffering from is the first step in seeking a treatment. Hopefully this explanation of how our response to both international and domestic terrorism aids the deadly cultural Stockholm Syndrome is useful. Let us start treating the culture for the cancer that is attacking it, before it becomes terminal.

A Crisis of Jewish Leadership — Politics Trumps Jewish Issues

Biden is never challenged by the media and a progressive Jewish establishment to whom liberal politics means more than Judaism.

There is a crisis of leadership in the American Jewish establishment, and it was highlighted during the 2020 presidential election by communal leaders who trumpeted Joe Biden’s supposed affinity for Jews and Israel despite his record of ambivalence and hostility.
Since the election, his cheering section has continued its delusional support despite his overt snub of Israel’s prime minister, his stated intentions to appease Iran and reengage the Muslim Brotherhood, his failure to condemn antisemitism among Democrats, and his appointment of individuals with antisemitic or anti-Israel baggage to administration posts.

In a larger sense, the whitewashing of Biden’s record on Israel and hiring of hostile officials tracks the refusal to acknowledge antisemitism amongst progressives and Democrats. It also reflects the false conflation of liberal politics with Jewish values.

Many Jewish leaders actively campaigned for Biden, and they certainly had the right to do so. What they did not have the right to do, however, was ignore the risk that an empowered left-wing creates for Israel and pronounce Biden “good for the Jews” without critically analyzing his background.

It should surprise nobody that the non-Orthodox movements lined up behind Biden given their hatred for Donald Trump and elevation of secular political priorities over Torah values. Still, it was the height of cognitive dissonance to assert Biden’s philosemitic and pro-Israel credentials in view of his record.

Biden’s history is marked by insensitivity and insult, starting in 1982 when he used his Senate seat to threaten (unsuccessfully) Menachem Begin over “settlements”. He thereafter attempted to interfere in Israeli politics, often refused to condemn Islamist extremism, and displayed an inexcusable ignorance of history when criticizing Israeli communities established on ancient Jewish land.

He also served as vice president in the unfriendly Obama administration, which gave the Palestinian Authority millions in funding that was partly used to pay stipends to families of terrorists; negotiated a deal that would have facilitated Iran’s development of nuclear weapons; and legitimized the antisemitic BDS movement. In addition, he participated in Obama’s orchestration of UN Resolution 2334, which sought to erase Jewish history from Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount) by denying their ancient Jewish pedigree and characterizing them as “occupied Palestinian territory” as though a state of Palestine ever existed.

Biden’s apologists argue that his harsh tone with Israel is merely politics and does not reflect his regard for the Jews. They would do well to recognize, however, that the BDS movement, UN Resolution 2334, and the false characterization of ancestral Jewish lands as “occupied” are predicated on a rejection of Jewish history, which is indeed a form antisemitism.

To deny Jewish history is to reject Jewish legitimacy, and Biden has been doing it for years.

Just as a leopard cannot change its spots, neither can Biden hide his ambivalence regarding the Jewish state, particularly as reflected through some of his administration appointments. These include a press secretary who defended John Kerry’s infamous Israel-apartheid comparison in 2014; a deputy press secretary who has disparaged AIPAC and falsely accused Israel of war crimes; a Justice Department Civil Rights Division head who vouched for the credibility of a noted antisemite and Holocaust denier; and a proposed senior intelligence director with a history of BDS activism. He has also nominated anti-Israel officials for positions in the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and National Intelligence without criticism from the liberal elite.

There is often a disconnect between Biden’s words and deeds regarding Jewish issues. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, for example, he issued a White House press release stating:

“We must pass the history of the Holocaust on to our grandchildren and their grandchildren in order to keep real the promise of ‘never again’. . . ‘That is how we prevent future genocides. Remembering the victims, heroes and lessons of the Holocaust is particularly important today as Holocaust deniers and minimizers are growing louder in our public discourse.”

Though nobody could argue with these sentiments, they seem disingenuous in view of Biden’s dubious appointments, relationships with BDS advocates, complicity in the UN campaign to erase Jewish history, and failure to condemn inflammatory rhetoric spewed by Congressional Democrats like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

A real friend would not commit US foreign policy to resuscitating an ill-conceived deal that would enable Iran’s development of nuclear weapons or seek rapprochement with the radical Muslim Brotherhood – which even some Sunni states regard as a terror organization. Nor would a friend reinforce institutionalized bigotry by rejoining the antisemitic UN Human Rights Council. Or undercut the historic Abraham Accords involving Israel, Bahrain, the UAE, Sudan, and Morocco by reengaging a corrupt Palestinian Authority that supports terrorism, promotes antisemitism, and denies Israel’s legitimacy.

And if Biden were genuinely concerned about the threat of antisemitism, he would not tolerate it within his own party or appoint people to his administration with anti-Israel or anti-Jewish skeletons in the closet.

Unfortunately, Biden is never challenged for hypocrisy because he is protected by a sympathetic press and a progressive Jewish establishment for whom liberal politics means more than Jewish tradition and continuity. They may delude themselves by falsely equating Jewish tradition with progressive values, but their alarming intermarriage and assimilation rates evidence the hollowness of their priorities and lack of commitment to cultural self-preservation.

The Jewish left runs interference for Biden (and bigots within the Democratic Party) by blaming antisemitism solely on the political right; for example, by focusing on antisemitic comments and conspiracy theories attributed to Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. Such rhetoric should not be tolerated by anyone in Congress; and Greene’s House Committee assignments were revoked accordingly.

But if liberal establishment leaders were so incensed over Greene’s past comments – as well they should have been – why have they not expressed similar outrage at hateful rhetoric from Democrats like Omar, Tlaib, and Ocasio-Cortez? Why did they not demand censure when Rep. Ted Liu invoked the ancient slander of Jewish national disloyalty in a reprehensible tweet questioning the patriotism of David Friedman, then Ambassador to Israel?

Why do they ignore the antisemitism that seems to pervade today’s Democratic Party and the progressive movements they support?

Progressives spent the last four years accusing Trump of Jew-hatred despite his longstanding support for Israel and Jewish organizations and his warm relationships with Jewish business associates and family members. During his presidency, he was dedicated to repairing a US-Israel relationship torn asunder by the Obama administration. He moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, reimposed sanctions against an Iranian regime that repeatedly threatens to exterminate Israel, made fighting antisemitism a State Department priority, and fostered peace accords between Israel and four Arab-Muslim nations. Liberals nonetheless accused Trump of sounding antisemitic “dog whistles,” which is a conveniently vague term used by critics who cannot connect him to any specific acts of antisemitism.

If they are truly alarmed by anti-Jewish bigotry, moreover, one must wonder why they were largely silent when progressive and minority antisemitism escalated during the Obama years. Or why they now refuse to condemn it in the protest movement spearheaded by Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and like organizations.

The reality is that Jewish communal leaders support Biden not because of his supposed affinity for Israel or traditional Jewish values, but simply because he is a liberal Democrat. If they were truly concerned for Israel, they should have questioned his record instead of basking in willful ignorance.

It is incumbent on those who claim the mantle of Jewish leadership to speak with knowledge and historical perspective. However, those leaders who ignored Biden’s documented hostility for Israel and his tolerance of progressive antisemites abdicated their community responsibility for the sake of politics.

And that should call into question their wisdom and authority to lead.

©Matthew Hausman, J.D. All rights reserved.

“In God We Trust?”

Is recognition of God in the public arena today just a meaningless construct? It reminds me of politicians swearing in on a Holy Bible, but having not the slightest clue what the Good Book actually says.

If you asked the average American today, “What is the national motto of America?” I doubt that many of them would answer correctly.

Of course, the answer is, “In God We Trust.” And it has been as such since the 1950s. This harkens back to America’s founding. Americans have been “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” says the Declaration of Independence, our national birth certificate. Remove the Creator and those rights are in jeopardy.

The Constitution was signed in the year of our Lord 1787 and in the 12th year of Independence. The Constitution is predicated upon the Declaration. The Declaration explains the why of our government (God-given rights). The Constitution explains the nuts and bolts of how it works.

Virtually all the early charters of the colonies and all the early constitutions of the original 13 states mention God in one way or another. As President Eisenhower once put it, “Recognition of the Supreme Being is the most basic expression of Americanism.”

“In God We Trust”? It sure doesn’t seem to be the case right now.

We see examples of this all over the place:

  • An honored veteran has been removed from his post in an athletic league. Why? He defended the National Anthem. Horrors.
  • Congressman Jerome Nadler representing New York said recently: “What any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.”
  • Various pastors are battling over the notion that America is—or ever was—a Christian nation.

The fight over the National Anthem is an interesting conflict, because a little-sung verse at the end of “Oh Say, Can You See” is the source of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”

The verse says, “Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land / Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. / Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’”

The Lincoln administration was the first to add the words “In God We Trust” onto our coins—during the Civil War.

But today the National Anthem is under siege. It is more popular for the woke crowd to disrespect the National Anthem to celebrate it. It is being treated as if has something to do with racism in America’s past.

The National Anthem was born during the War of 1812, a conflict between the United States, a relatively new nation, and Great Britain. Black slavery had nothing to do with the conflict per se.

Human Events notes (3/4/21) that Seth Jahn, a Native-American who has served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been removed from the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Athlete Council because he defends the National Anthem. Despite his 11 years’ service in the military, he has become persona non grata for wanting to honor America and its traditions.

He told the committee, “…in all of history, only one country has fought to abolish slavery, the United States of America, where nearly 400,000 men died to fight for the abolishment of slavery underneath the same stars and bars that our athletes take a knee for. Their sacrifice is tainted with every knee that touches the ground.” (Some estimate that number to be closer to 700,000.)

The founders of America spoke on numerous occasions about the importance of recognizing God’s help—even in our becoming a nation in the first place.

The very first inaugural address (April 30, 1789) delivered by the first president, George Washington, stressed the importance of our national obligation to thank God for His help that we even exist as a nation.

Said Washington, “No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.”

Our second president, John Adams, noted in a letter to our third president, Thomas Jefferson:

“The general Principles, on which the Fathers Achieved Independence, were the only Principles in which, that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen could Unite…And what were these general Principles? I answer, the general Principles of Christianity.”

But today a new crop of American leaders is trying to exclude God and Christian influence from having anything to do with the public arena. But since God is the source of our rights, that’s like the proverbial man sitting on a branch while he is busily trying to saw that limb off the tree.

©Jerry Newcombe. All rights reserved.

Biden’s handlers say visa applicants denied under Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ can now reapply

What could possibly go wrong? Here’s a hint: Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University.

Seventy-two jihad terrorists had entered the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s initial immigration ban before it was instituted. But once the travel bans came into effect, suddenly we didn’t see as much of this as we had before. Yes, this was no coincidence.

There are warning signs from Europe as well. All of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. Numerous other Muslim migrants since then have committed “lone wolf” jihad attacks on the streets of several European countries.

But to consider such matters is now officially “racist” and “Islamophobic.” The problem with virtue-signaling by our moral superiors in Washington, however, is that they never have to deal with the consequences of their actions; ordinary Americans do.

“U.S. says visa applicants denied due to Trump ‘Muslim ban’ can reapply,” Reuters, March 8, 2021:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most U.S. visa applicants who were denied because of former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries can seek new decisions or submit new applications, the State Department said on Monday.

President Joe Biden overturned Trump’s so-called Muslim ban on Jan. 20, his first day in office, calling it “a stain on our national conscience” in his proclamation.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan. 20, 2020, must submit new applications and pay a new application fee. Those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration without re-submitting their applications and do not have to pay additional fees, Price said….

Since December 2017, after a revised version of the original travel ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, some 40,000 people have been barred from entering the United States under the ban, according to State Department data.

During the Trump administration some countries were added and others dropped from the list. At the end of Trump’s presidency it comprised Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Venezuela and Yemen.

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Iraqi government blocked Jews from attending pope’s interfaith service, Vatican silently went along

Associated Press reported Saturday: “The Vatican said Iraqi Jews were invited to the event but did not attend, without providing further details.”

Now we know the rest of the story. And so it is clear yet again: interfaith outreach and dialogue all go one way, and result in the Christian side becoming mute about Muslim persecution of Christians, and ultimately becoming less Christian altogether, and more accepting of Islamic mores it should know better than to accept, such as deeply-rooted Islamic antisemitism. The pope didn’t dare say anything about this, because speaking out might have jeopardized his meeting with Sistani and whole visit to Iraq. So what did that visit accomplish? Nothing and less than nothing.

“Iraq Bars Jews From Pope’s Interfaith Event,”

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant, March 8, 2021 (thanks to Tom):

NASSIRIYA, Iraq ( – Jewish leaders are slamming Pope Francis’ silence on Iraq’s anti-Semitic policies after it emerged that the Iraqi government blocked Jews from attending the pontiff’s interfaith service at the birthplace of Abraham.

A delegation of Jews was unable to attend the “Abrahamic” event even though the Vatican had invited the representatives to be present because “the Iraqi government stymied efforts for any Jews to travel to Iraq,” the Jerusalem Post reported Sunday.

Multiple Jewish sources confirmed to Church Militant the veracity of the Jerusalem Post’s report explaining that Iraq may have barred the Jewish delegation because Iraq does not officially recognize Israel and there are no relations between the two states.

Vatican Questioned for Its Silence

Freddie Dalah, an Iraqi Jew who fled Iraq for Britain years ago, asked Church Militant why “the pope, using this great opportunity, did not take the Iraqi government to task regarding the conspicuous absence of any prominent Jews as a delegation for their community?”

“The absence of Jews from the event confirms the Vatican’s historic silence when it comes to the ethnic cleansing of the Jews not only from Europe but from the Middle East as well,” Dalah observed. “Sincerely, a bit more shrewdness in managing the diplomatic situation regarding the absence of the Jewish community would not have gone amiss.”

Speaking to Church Militant, Iraqi-born Edwin Shuker, vice president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said he “genuinely believed that the Vatican was misled by the Iraqi government into thinking that there will be a Jewish presence in Ur.”

“The Iraqi government, who intended to do so, recently changed their mind in case the Jewish delegation has links with Israel,” Shuker said, “but they could not find local Jewish representatives and ended up with a wasted opportunity.”

Shuker and his family fled to the United Kingdom in 1971 amid rising tensions, with dozens of Iraqi Jews executed on spurious charges, but regularly travels back to Iraq, working to preserve Jewish shrines and sites to maintain links between Iraq and its displaced Jewish community.

The Vatican “made it a point of telling journalists” that it had invited representatives of Iraq’s Jewish community to attend “despite the fact that Muslims violently purged the Jews from the country decades ago,” wrote Yakir Benzion.

“The Vatican didn’t bother telling the reporters why none showed up,” remarked Benzion, from United with Israel — the world’s largest pro-Israel online community.

“I am sad that the Iraqi government prevented Jews, Abraham’s children, from participating in what was meant to be a prayer for peace,” lamented well-known Rabbi Elchanan Poupko of the Rabbinical Council of America.

Asking why a rabbi was not present at the birthplace of Abraham as part of the papal event, Middle East analyst, writer and peace activist Yoni Michanie said Francis should have spoken up and also remembered the “tens of thousands of Iraqi Jews who were ethnically cleansed in the late 1940s.”

On Saturday, Church Militant reported the conspicuous absence of Jews from the Ur event, quoting Jewish anthropologist Karen Harradine, who said she found it “insulting to us Jews that we were not included by those who used the birthplace of our first patriarch, Abraham, to virtue signal and mumble meaningless platitudes about healing.”…


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Christ was Cancelled First

Elizabeth A. Mitchell: The Cross clings to us and overwhelms, as it did Peter in the courtyard.  Because there is no turning back from acknowledging Christ. 

In the courtyard of the High Priest, on the evening of Holy Thursday, a palpable fear will grip Peter’s heart. His Master is arrested. The powers of this world are entering into their triumph, and Peter is next in their sights.

Christ Himself foresaw this moment of crushing dread which would overwhelm his friend: “Simon, Simon,” He asserts, “Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.  But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail.  And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32)

In a famous exchange, Peter protests, sure that he will be able to face the mob and its fury when the moment arrives: “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death,” to which Jesus answers, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.” (Luke 22:33-34)

To deny that we even know Christ – not that we love Him, or are active doing His work, or are complicit in His mission – No! – only to own that we know Him, will be the testing ground on which we will be sifted.  All of us.

The power that the cancellation of goodness exerts – the fear it elicits in our hearts – is stunning.

But Christ was cancelled first.  He chose to be eliminated from the earth, from the powers that be, from acceptance by the very creatures He had loved and formed from dust.  Willingly.  Lovingly.  As the preferential path of true meaning and power in His Almighty plan.

And so, like Peter, we must confront Christ’s paradox.  Everything we believe is failure and loss and waste in our lives – the good deed unnoticed, the kindness rejected, the example scorned, the love denied – is precisely the point.  The point of immolation.  And there, true life begins, in Christ – in His cancelled, bloodied, broken body, in His offering of self on the Cross,  and in our hearts.

And what comes in return?  What comes from laying down our lives with Christ?  Power, strength, and the Divine Life that pour forth through us and through our silent, hidden, unseen act.

All because cancellation, and self-offering, and hidden love take place in the darkness and in the silence: behind the door of a cell block at Auschwitz; behind the grille of the Carmel of Lisieux; behind the walls of the Tower on a July day; and outside the city, with the criminals, near Jerusalem.

And in all of this, Christ knows we will need His strength.  Without His prayers, “I have prayed for you” (Luke 22:32), we would not be able to do it. Because often we forget that worldly success and approval are not our goals.  We work and strive and seek to be someone in this world.  We seek the validation that our efforts deserve.  And then, Christ chooses for us another way.  His Way.

And in all of this we bear our Cross with Christ, and He with us.  We must realize that the Cross is always placed on our shoulders in love.  He chooses us to bear His Cross, He shares His chosen treasure with us.  And we shirk the invitation.  The Cross is embarrassing.  The Cross is a mark of failure.  And yet the Cross is the only door through which true life enters.

We hang this sign of Christ’s chosen cancellation in our churches, in our classrooms, in our homes, and around our necks.  Why do so, then, if we run from its call?

As St. Maximilian Kolbe reminds us, “reverses and other crosses purify. . .us.  We must have much patience with ourselves and even with our good God who tests us out of love.”  He will never let the Cross crush you.  When we accept it with free will, a balm comes from its precious wood.

And yet, the fear is great.  It clings to us, and overwhelms, as it did Peter in the courtyard.  Because there is no turning back from acknowledging Christ.  The mob is merciless; its condemnation complete.  We can often sense a moment of witness coming upon us, in a conversation, in the workplace, in our relationships.  Here it comes.  I can commit to my convictions and press forward or take the off-ramp.  I need to decide.  The time to choose is now.  How often, I veer to the safe lane and off my course.

But always – always – Christ takes us back.  He strengthens us.  He hears our denial, he sees our struggle, and He looks at us with His gaze toward Peter, in power and tenderness, understanding reproach, and the call to become more with the help of His love.

And we are strengthened by His gaze.  We do not despair as Judas did, because His strength is greater than our failure.  We acknowledge that we need Him, that we have not defined ourselves irreversibly, as a success or failure.  Everything has meaning only when we relinquish it to Him, uniting our efforts to His strength.

And then, when we offer it to Him, He acts.  And we proclaim with St. Paul, “my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9).  Christ always brings good out of evil.  What is more, He brings greater good than if the evil had never existed.  There is not one situation, one movement of the heart, one apparent failure, that He has not permitted.  He knows.  And He waits for the perfect time to make whole.

And His restoration is greater than before.  His crucified Heart has gone before us.  He is not in the tomb.  “One short sleep past, we wake eternally, and death will be no more; Death, thou shalt die.” (John Donne, Holy Sonnet X)  Cancelled no more, Our Lord restores us and leads us to Eternal Life.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Mitchell, S.C.D., received her doctorate in Institutional Social Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome where she worked as a translator for the Holy See Press Office and L’Osservatore Romano. She is the Dean of Students for Trinity Academy, a private K-12 Catholic independent school in Wisconsin, and serves as an Advisor for the St. Gianna and Pietro Molla International Center for Family and Life and is Theological Advisor for, a mission advocating on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

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ILLINOIS: Men Convert to Islam, Plot Jihad Mass Murder, Plan Attack on Chicago Naval Station

Where did Joseph Jones and Edward Schimenti learn about Islam? Has their local mosque been investigated? Why not?

“Zion man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to assist ISIS,” by Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A north suburban man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to aid the Islamic State terrorist group by providing cellphones to an undercover FBI agent to be used as detonators for bombs.

Joseph Jones and his friend Edward Schimentiwere [sic] convicted by a federal jury in 2019 of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

In rejecting prosecutors’ request for a 17-year term, U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood said that while any terrorism case is serious, the scheme that Jones was convicted of “was not of comparable severity” as many others where specific violence was planned.

“This is not a case where anyone claims Mr. Jones was actually planning on carrying out a terrorism attack,” Wood said. “And it’s not disputed … that Mr. Jones never actually made contact with anyone directly involved with ISIS.”…

Jones also insisted he was never out to hurt anybody but simply “trying to be a good Muslim and a good American.”

“I consider myself a patriot,” he said in a voice choked with emotion. “I have my own view and my own beliefs, and it’s not about hatred.”

In asking for a 17-year sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas wrote in a court filing that although the friends were not planning to travel overseas themselves to fight, they celebrated the violence that ISIS perpetrated and believed they were assisting in it.

“The defendants deliberately attempted to assist an extremely violent terrorist group they knew was engaged in a wide range of atrocities,” Jonas wrote. “Not only were defendants aware of these atrocities, they celebrated them, gleefully watching horrific execution videos and sharing such ISIS propaganda online.”…

Jones found Islam as a teen and credits the religion with helping get him sober, Boyle said. But his continuing research on the formation of an Islamic state “took him to dark places on the internet,” including “slick” videos produced by ISIS that glorified attacks on civilians, which Jones does not condone.

“He believes that Islam never justifies violence against people who are just trying to live their lives,” Boyle wrote.

Renewing an argument from trial that Jones was entrapped by undercover FBI agents, Boyle said that Jones feels betrayed by the government and that “they pressured him into something he didn’t want to do.”…

Jurors were shown one propaganda video found on Schimenti’s computer showing terrorists clad in all black standing behind six captured Kurdish fighters whispering prayers while on their knees. Prosecutors stopped the video as the terrorist narrating it in English held a large knife up to the throat of one of the captives….

In February 2017, Schimenti took the informant to a gym in Zion to train for the battlefield. Remarking on his own weight problem, Schimenti said on an undercover recording that what mattered most in jihad was “hand-to-hand” combat skills, not physical fitness.

“Man, you know I’m all big, fat,” Schimenti said on the recording played for jurors. “But (God willing) the brothers will just have me be the one to cut the neck.”

Although the charges do not allege the two participated in any violence, Schimenti talked with the informant about future plans to attack Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, a short distance from his home.

On April 7, 2017, Schimenti and Jones dropped off Mohammed at O’Hare International Airport equipped with cellphones they had purchased at his direction, according to the charges.

“Drench that land with they, they blood,” Schimenti allegedly said as he and Jones saw the man off at the airport.

Boyle told reporters he was “disappointed” that jurors rejected his argument of entrapment….


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VIDEO: Intolerance is a Virtue

Tolerance is a virtue and intolerance is hate, or so we are told. This ideology has led to the toleration of evil. After all, who wants to be a hater? Those who condemn the evil caused by the doctrine of political Islam are called intolerant and haters.

But we must realize that intolerance of evil is a virtue.

Things to be intolerant of: killing Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East and Africa; jihad of rape, inbreeding, child marriage and female genital mutilation.

To reduce human suffering, we must all become intolerant of evil.

©Bill Warner. All rights reserved.

Fatah Commission of Information and Culture depicts Netanyahu as Hitler

The Palestinian resistance is a jihadist assault on the state of Israel. It disseminates propaganda to justify human rights abuses that would never be tolerated if they were perpetrated by Christians or Jews. The so-called “far right” is routinely compared to Hitler, even though Hitler was leftist (as is evidenced by the name of his party, the National Socialist German Workers Party). Nazi Germany launched an “extensive propaganda campaign in the Middle East and North Africa during World War II.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has stated that no Jew will live in a Palestinian state. He also did his PhD dissertation in Holocaust denial. And now this. Yet far too many Western governments still support pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel resolutions at the UN, even as the Palestinians continue their gross antisemitism and jihadist attacks on the state of Israel, calling them a just “resistance” and manipulating victimhood in the face of historical truths.

Abbas teaches Palestinians that “Jews must be fought for Allah on behalf of all humanity.” The soft bigotry of low expectations allows the Palestinian leadership to scream victimhood while being the aggressor.

“Netanyahu is Hitler – Antisemitic Fatah cartoon,”

by Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, March 2, 2021:

The antisemitic cartoon above was posted by Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Commission of Information and Culture. It shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Hitler with Hitler’s mustache and a Nazi uniform with Stars of David on blue instead of Swastikas on red on his tie and arm band. Netanyahu is making a Nazi salute and blood is dripping from his hand.

Headline: “He killed the Palestinians with the weapon of racism!”
Text on cartoon: “Adolf Netanyahu”

[Website of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Feb. 16, 2021]

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) internationally accepted working definition of Antisemitism, includes “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”

The PA and Fatah have often disseminated this specific kind of Antisemitism by comparing Israel in general and Netanyahu in particular to the Nazis. Fatah has portrayed Netanyahu as a Nazi officer:

Netanyahu has been called Nazi propaganda minister “Goebbels’ outstanding student”:

And recently Palestinian Media Watch documented that Netanyahu was referred to as “the ugly face of Mussolini and Hitler:

Israel as such has been called “fascist and Nazi” and the behavior of Israelis has been compared to that of the Nazis prosecuted at the Nuremberg trials….


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UK: Screwdriver-wielding Muslim who attacked reporter while screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ gets 28 months in prison

Jammu and Kashmir: Four Muslims in communication with jihad groups held in narco-terrorism case

Sweden: Man who injured eight people with an axe is Muslim migrant from Afghanistan

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Just What You’ve Been Waiting For: Obamas to Produce All-Muslim Podcast for Ramadan

You can relax now: “Barack and Michelle Obama have their Ramadan plans ready,” Esquire reported happily on Wednesday, so you don’t have to worry anymore that the Muslim holy month might catch the First Couple of the Media Elites unprepared. The Obama have “announced a new season of their Higher Ground podcast called “Tell Them, I Am,” which will feature a collection of narratives from Muslim voices.”

True to form for the left, the podcast will be loaded to the brim with “diversity,” except in any of the ways that it actually counts. The “Tell Them, I Am” podcast, which is set for release on Spotify, will “feature stories from activists, artists, actors, performers and athletes,” all of whom no doubt all think the same way. Esquire, out there working hard for a pat on the head from Barack and Michelle, says that it is “promising to be thought-provoking and reflect the best that human nature has to offer, according to the streamer.”

That best of human nature, however, will all be Muslims. It could be that at this point the left’s infatuation with Islam has advanced to the point that the Obamas and Spotify can’t conceive of anything showing the best of human nature not being Islamic. The host of the podcast, Misha Euceph, explained: “The stories are universal and the guests are all Muslim. The ultimate goal is for people to feel something, for them to fall in love with the people they’re listening to without ever thinking about who they are and what they look like.”

Wait, what? We’re supposed to fall in love with them without ever thinking about who they are, and yet they’re all Muslim. The clear subtext here is that Hey, Muslims are people just like you, you bigoted redneck, and so can’t you just stop the hate? This becomes clear when Euceph adds that we will fall in love with them without caring what they look like. The assumptions here are that Americans don’t like Muslims (a baseless generalization) and that they dislike them not only because they’re Muslims, but because they’re “brown.”

Muslims aren’t actually all “brown.” Some are. Some are as white as the racist “Islamophobes” the Obamas’ new podcast is targeting. In reality, there are Muslims of all races, and Islamic jihadis of all races. But it is a staple of the left’s propaganda that opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women is all about racism from beginning to end, and is not actually motivated by a desire to avoid being blown up and seeing others be blown up, and a desire for society to be based on the idea of equality of rights for all people.

Thus the Obamas, in their truly infinite wisdom, have decided that since we Americans are so persistent in our racism that we voted for Trump (twice), we need to be reminded that Muslims are lovable, even cuddly, despite being Muslim and brown. Trump 2024? Pah! By that time, the “Tell Them, I Am” podcast and the rest of the Left’s propaganda will have convinced us all to forsake our racist idols once and for all and worship the One True Barack. By then, thanks to the Obamas and Misha Euceph, we will all be woke enough to repeat “Islam is peace” as fanatically as the average North Korean sings the praises of Kim Jong-un on command.

The double standard of the left in allowing for itself what it would never allow to its ideological opponents has been noted ad infinitum, but it is on particular display here. Imagine what might have happened if Donald and Melania Trump had launched a podcast featuring Christians, and Christians only, from all walks of life, with the express purpose of compelling you to “fall in love” with them. Spotify would refuse to carry it. Esquire would run a piece about the Trumps’ “Christian nationalism” and “white supremacism,” even if many of the featured guests were non-white and non-American. The establishment media would excoriate Trump anew for “religious chauvinism” and “xenophobia.”

This double standard also proceeds from a core Leftist assumption: the idea that Muslims in the U.S. are uniquely subjected to discrimination and harassment, and so we need podcasts showing us how wonderful they are in order to try to change this climate of “hate.” In reality, FBI hate crime statistics show that attacks on Jews are many times more common than attacks on Muslims, which are decreasing overall. Considering how the leftist media has rushed to blame Christianity for the January 6 “insurrection,” arguably a podcast showcasing lovable Christians might be more needed than the Obamas’ new venture. But no one among the elites has any interest in defending Christians or Christianity. To do so would be just the opposite of woke.


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Turkey: Muslima says if she knew she wouldn’t be punished for it, she would cut off the heads of 20 Christians

The Biden Effect: Netanyahu reveals that Iran attacked Israeli-owned ship in Gulf of Oman

Right-wing extremists murder nine civilians in Mali — no, wait, it was Islamic jihadis

France: Nearly 70% say ‘Islamo-Leftism’ is a major problem

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VIDEO: Will Minnesota be the first Muslim State in America?

Many Somalis sure hope so, while some Minnesotans are saying an emphatic no!

For longtime readers of my other blog, Refugee Resettlement Watch, you know that beginning in the 1990’s the US State Department and its ‘religious’ charity contractors, specifically Lutheran and Catholic resettlement contractors, have been placing Somalis, many from Dadaab the big UN camp in Africa where Ilhan Omar previously resided, into the state of Minnesota.

Once the population grew, some Somalis placed elsewhere in the US migrated to Minnesota to be with their own kind of people.

The decision to place Somali ‘refugees’ into Minnesota had a lot to do with employers looking for cheap labor and for the fact that Minnesota had a generous welfare system.

That expanding Somali population is now having a political impact as many seek elected office.

When I traveled in the state in 2016, I realized that the rest of America had no clue about what was happening in a state where residents take pride in their kindheartedness — Minnesota nice—they all told me.  I came home thinking that someone needed to make a documentary about the state and what was happening there.

Well here it is!  Know that Biden/Harris have removed restrictions on Somali refugees, restrictions that President Trump had placed on their migration to America.

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TRUMP PEACE: Israel, Saudi, UAE, Bahrain talk building anti-Iran defense alliance, “NATO of the Middle East”

Middle East peace is Trump’s legacy. While the Democrats support the warmongers. Horrifying. It is as if FDR had joined the axis powers.

Israel in talks with Saudi, UAE, Bahrain for defense alliance against Iran

Following op-ed by Ronald Lauder in Saudi paper, PMO says its ‘not confirming report, but we are always interested in upgrading ties with our Middle East partners.’

By Lahav Harov, J Post, March 1, 2021:

Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have discussed expanding cooperation in facing common enemies, an Israeli official familiar with the matter said Monday.

The matter is being “informally discussed,” the source said, adding that the countries are US allies. All four believe a nuclear Iran would be a major threat and have been eyeing the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal with concern. “There is much to be gained by expanding cooperation,” the source said.

The remarks came following an article by World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder in Arab News calling for a “NATO of the Middle East.”

Saudi Arabia does not have a free press, and Arab News, an English-language daily newspaper published in Saudi Arabia, is owned by Prince Turki bin Salman Al Saud, a son of King Salman and brother of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and is seen as reflecting the Saudi government’s official views. Lauder said his contacts in Arab states viewed Israel as the only reliable ally against Iran, and vice versa. They are “contemplating, aghast, the West’s inability to halt these belligerent, dangerous developments” of Iran resuming uranium enrichment and limiting International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors’ access to nuclear sites, he said.

“Facing the accelerating threat of a malevolent Iran and the weakness of a coronavirus-hit world, the path toward self-reliance seems also to be the only path forward,” Lauder wrote. “Israelis and Arabs should seize the opportunity to work together to save the Middle East from the looming catastrophe of extremism and nuclearization.”

Israel is in talks with the three Gulf states about a defense alliance, i24 News reported last week.

The Prime Minister’s Office said it was “not confirming the report, but we are always interested in upgrading ties with our Middle East partners.”

One early indicator of a possible defense alliance is that Israel did not object to the US selling F-35 fighter jets to the UAE, after the countries normalized ties as part of the Abraham Accords last year.

Under US law, Washington must make sure its weapons sales in the Middle East do not threaten Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region. Following meetings between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and his US counterpart at the time, Jerusalem gave the green light to sell the planes to Abu Dhabi.

Israel still does not have official ties with Saudi Arabia. But it grew closer with the three Gulf states with which it is discussing further security cooperation in the aftermath of the 2015 deal between world powers and Iran, which they felt does not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon once the agreement expires.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MBS, as the Saudi crown prince is known, secretly met in Neom, a planned futuristic-Saudi city on the Red Sea, last November.

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi spoke with Omani Foreign Minister Badr Albusaidi on Monday.
“Views were exchanged on a number of issues of common interest, as well as the importance of supporting all efforts aimed at achieving peace and stability in the region,” Ashkenazi said. “We agreed to maintain our direct channel of communication and to further enhance cooperation.”

Israel does not have official diplomatic relations with Oman, but Netanyahu led a delegation to the country in 2018.
Albusaidi also spoke with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki, an Omani Foreign Ministry readout said.
Albusaidi confirmed “the Omani position in support of achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East through direct negotiations and a two-state solution with the establishment of an independent Palestinian state,” the statement said.

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Andrew Yang walks back stand against boycotting Jews, caves to infamous Jew-hater Linda Sarsour

There was a time that it would have been unthinkable for a mayoral candidate in New York City to appease an antisemite such as Linda Sarsour. Those days are long gone. Now it elevates you in the party of Jew-hatred. Yang caving to Sarsour is not surprising. Why should Andrew Yang take a strong stand against the BDS Movement when the vast majority of New York City’s Jewish voters will vote for him anyway? If Jewish voters are not bothered by anti-Semitic hatred, then why should Yang alienate influential BDS supporters such as Linda Sarsour?

New York Dems’ BDS debate shows the power of the woke left

By JNS, March 1, 2021

Most Americans don’t pay much attention to New York City politics. As one of the deepest blue political bastions in the country, the struggle for political ascendancy in the Big Apple can seem to be merely a choice between left and lefter. But while New York has become a one-party city in which Democrats don’t so much predominate as the Republicans have disappeared, that doesn’t mean debates there are insignificant. To the contrary, the city is in some ways a laboratory experiment in which it appears the future of the Democratic Party is up for grabs.

That’s especially true with respect to the question of whether it will be, as it always used to be, a pro-Israel political party. And the struggles of Andrew Yang—the entrepreneur/philanthropist and one-time presidential candidate who has now shifted his ambitions to taking possession of the city’s Gracie Mansion—illustrate this dilemma.

New York is still the world’s largest Jewish city (that is, in terms of those living within its city limits; if we were talking about metropolitan areas, Tel Aviv would now be No. 1), which means that mayoral candidates are bound to wish to appeal to the sensibilities of Jewish voters. But given how diverse the New York community is, that’s easier said than done. After all, a much larger percentage of New York Jewry is not merely Orthodox but denizens of ultra-Orthodox enclaves. At the other end of the political spectrum, Jewish voters who live in more upscale neighborhoods like the Upper East and Upper West Sides tend to be extremely left-wing rather than merely liberal.

In an earlier era when white ethnic voters held the balance of power in the five boroughs, appealing to them meant mayoral candidates would take international tours of the three “i’s”: Ireland, Italy and Israel. Irish and Italian voters don’t seem to be cohesive voting groups anymore, but a million Jews still reside in the city. Yet figuring out what they want is not so easy. That’s especially true if, like Yang, you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about when it comes to the Middle East or Jewish issues.

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Obama’s New Muslim Podcast: Allah’s ‘Throwing Shade at Jews and Christians’

Obama’s gotta do something with his time besides serving as the façade for a bunch of white socialists looking to wreck America. Besides that job only pays in the low six figures, so he’s got contracts with Netflix and Spotify through his own production company.

The Obama podcasting game includes talking about how racist the country is to fellow working-class millionaire hero Bruce Springsteen, and this Muslim podcast.

Barack and Michelle Obama have their Ramadan plans ready.

The couple, who have spent the years since Barack’s US presidency came to an end focusing on developing multi-platform media projects, announced a new season of their Higher Ground podcast called Tell Them, I Am, which will feature a collection of narratives from Muslim voices.

No, Obama’s not actually in it.

Produced by the Obamas, the pod will be hosted by Misha Euceph, a first-gen Pakistan-American and exclusively available on the platform, launching on the first day of Ramadan.

Euceph also appears to have hosted a Koran book club on Instagram. Here’s the description of one episode.

God is still throwing shade at the Jews and Christians this episode of #quranbookclub

Meanwhile, social media is purging conservatives. But this sort of thing can help you get a podcast produced by Barry.


Al-Qaeda: ‘Whoever thinks that somebody can stop the imminent collapse of America is mistaken’

Sweden: Knife-wielding Muslim breaks into family’s home, screams ‘Allahu akbar’ as he is arrested

Nigeria: Islamic jihadis forced kidnapped Christian girls to study the Qur’an, pressured them to convert

Online petition calls for changing name of Pakistan’s capital from Islamabad to ‘Islamagood’

Germany: Muslims praying in the street, including ISIS jihadi, beat up driver because he honked during their prayer

Inside Hizb Ut Tahrir, A Gateway to Jihad

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VIDEO DEBATE: Does The God Of The Bible Exist?



Atheist Andrew Seidel “makes history” by arguing that he is BOTH an Atheist and an Agnostic at the same time! This is all you need to know about the absurd philosophical, contradictory beliefs of this Constitutional Attorney.


Seidel tries the Abraham & Isaac, “would you kill your son if God told you,” trick on Trento, similar to the “have you stop beating your wife,” trick. Though I was cut off from explaining my  purposely shocking “YES” answer to this silly question, either God would intervene as he did with Isaac or as I would have explained, I would not trust that it was actually the voice of God and would need further evidence. Predictably, Seidel takes this few seconds of debate and later screams out to all his trolling friends “Trento wants to kill his kids!” Predictably, his acolytes dance with joy. To the objective observer this is more indication of the moral bankruptcy of atheist Seidel.


As you watch, notice the remarkably immature and childish comments and reactions of Seidel when I am making key points that impact his position. This is typical with atheists who rely more on style than substance. At times he looks and sounds like a third-grader!  Honestly, I did not notice this during the debate as I was looking into the camera and not at Seidel. Very dumb of him.


At the end of our debate Seidel challenges me to debate him on the influence of Christians in politics. On camera, I absolutely agree. As of this Thursday Feb 25, Seidel has NOT responded to my efforts to organize that debate. I will keep trying and publicize whether Seidel responds or takes a pass. Nevertheless, here is his political position, whether he realizes it or not.

Seidel’s Atheism, the foundational belief of Marxism, has mounted a nationalistic attack against the beliefs of Jews and Christians. Atheistic Nationalism is the belief that the Secular State must completely destroy any influence of Jewish or Christian theology in any public entity or any public institution.

To Atheists, the STATE is god.

Atheistic Nationalism is totalitarian and destructive to the moral order, to human agency and completely antithetical to the Founders view of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Joining with these Atheist Nationalists are hard-core Marxists, Islamic jihadists, Big Tech oligarchs and the Biden Administration.

The ultimate objective of Seidel and this anti-Constitutional cabal is the “cancelling” of the voices of Christians and Jews, especially in the Public Square of politics, education and culture. Therefore, it is essential that believing Jews and Christians fight back against the emotional, non-logical, hateful campaign to “cancel” the monotheistic God of the Bible, thereby illegally obstructing the participation of Jews and Christians in the reformation of our great country!

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Orlando Weekly and Hamas-linked CAIR hit CPAC for speaker who opposes jihad violence and Sharia oppression

First, smear opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression as “anti-Muslim.” Invoke the discredited far-Left smear propaganda organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center as if it were an infallible and impartial authority on what constitutes a “hate group.” Present the SPLC’s smears without any substantiating evidence, as if they were unquestionable fact. Throw in the word “extreme,” so as to abet the growing campaign to portray all dissent from the far-left agenda as terrorism.

Then drag in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), identifying it only as a “civil rights organization,” without bothering to inform your readers that CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. CAIR’s Hussam Ayloush in 2017 called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. CAIR’s national outreach manager is an open supporter of Hamas.

Note also that Presler isn’t even set to speak about anything related to Islam or jihad. Hamas-linked CAIR and far-left organs such as Orlando Weekly, or at least its reliably fascist writer Matthew Moyer, want to hound anyone who stands against them to their deaths. If you oppose jihad terrorism, Hamas-linked CAIR won’t just come after you if you ever speak about this in a public forum. It will come after you no matter what you’re doing, and try to intimidate event organizers, in this case CPAC, to drop you for your transgression of Sharia blasphemy provisions. If it were up to the left and Islamic supremacists, their critics would all be unemployed and unemployable, starving to death on the streets (at best). A few years ago I was invited to address an education conference in California that had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam; the hate-filled fascist “Islamophobia” propagandist-turned-real estate agent Nathan Lean got the weak and ignorant Catholic bishop Jaime Soto, under whose auspices the conference was being held, to cancel my appearance. (I spoke at the conference as scheduled, in a venue outside the bishop’s purview.) And also a few years ago, the Washington Post discovered that the Qur’an-burning pastor Terry Jones was driving for Uber; they duly got him fired. I don’t approve of book-burning, but it is not illegal in the United States, and the idea that a man must be hounded forever and prevented from making a living for views that dissent from the left’s reveals what Leftists really are.

So it has been clear for years that if you dissent from leftist orthodoxy, you must be destroyed. Not just “debunked” or “discredited” in your field, but also prevented from doing everything else, so that the only option you have is to die.

This smear of Presler is also ironic in light of the fact that when it comes to the jihad threat, CPAC, like all establishment conservative organizations, left the building years ago, barring all discussion of the actual nature and magnitude of the threat, and opting instead for comforting religion-of-peace fictions. This hit piece on Presler must have the cowardly Matt Schlapp quivering under his desk.

“CPAC speaker called out for anti-Muslim sentiments, and that’s only scratching the surface of this year’s spectacle,”

by Matthew Moyer, Orlando Weekly, February 25, 2021:

Another speaker on the lineup for the conservative mega-gathering CPAC is getting some unwelcome spotlight for anti-Muslim statements and activity, and this is only scratching the surface of the extreme ideologies being trotted out at this week’s event in Orlando.

On Tuesday, civil rights organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on CPAC organizers to remove Scott Presler from their conference lineup.

CAIR points out that Presler had been involved with “ACT for America” from 2017-2018 as an organizer. The Southern Poverty Law Center has characterized that organization as “an anti-Muslim hate group because it pushes wild anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, denigrates American Muslims and deliberately conflates mainstream and radical Islam.”

More recently, Presler was in Washington, D.C., for the Stop the Steal rally and even called the Jan. 6 insurrection the “largest civil rights protest in American history.”

Preslar is scheduled to participate in a group session on Saturday afternoon titled, ironically, “Front Porch Politics: How to Talk About Issues Without Starting a Back Alley Brawl.”

“CPAC organizers should immediately drop anti-Muslim activist Scott Presler, who has actively worked to promote conspiracy theories about American Muslims and Islam,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw. “Presler’s reported role in supporting the January 6 insurrection is enough to disqualify him from being offered a credible speaking platform.”…


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Bill Clinton Ignored Genocide in Rwanda. Will Joe Biden Ignore it in China?

It’s not too late for President Biden to live up to his responsibility as the leader of the free world to make it clear to Beijing that there will be no business as usual with the United States until the Uighur genocide ends.

The Clinton administration chose not to call the mass murder of up to 800,000 ethnic Tutsis in Rwanda “genocide” because it felt the designation would legally require the United States to take action. And because it feared the political inconvenience.

President Joe Biden is now facing a similar political conundrum with the Chinese government’s ongoing genocide of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region. It appears that he is backing away from doing anything just as the Clinton administration did nothing to stop the genocide against Africans.

As a CIA analyst, I personally witnessed President Bill Clinton’s shocking dereliction of duty, along with that of his aides, during the April 1994 mass murder in Rwanda. The Clinton National Security Council instructed the CIA not to use the word “genocide” to describe these killings. This was because Clinton officials believed that the use of the word would compel the United States to take action under the 1948 Genocide Treaty, officially known as the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Even though Clinton officials had plenty of warning that mass killings in Rwanda could occur, it prevented the UN from acting in advance of the genocide. After the genocide began, the Clinton administration still prevented the UN from acting because of the political damage the administration had incurred from the failed peacekeeping missions it promoted in Bosnia, Somalia, and Haiti.

Future UN Ambassador Samantha Power wrote in a 2001 Atlantic article that a young National Security Council aide named Susan Rice stunned attendees at a late April 1994 NSC meeting when she revealed the political motivations for why the Clinton administration would not call the killings in Rwanda genocide.

According to Power, Rice said: “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] election?”

Rice confirmed that the Clinton administration was more worried about giving Republicans ammunition to attack its foreign policy than preventing the mass murder of Africans.

The following month, after downplaying the atrocities, Clinton officials admitted there may have been “acts of genocide” in Rwanda but would not say genocide took place, in order to avoid triggering the Genocide Convention.

Bill Clinton later apologized for the way his administration mishandled the Rwanda genocide. He passed the buck to his aides, claiming that he would have taken action had he known more about this situation. Numerous experts and studies have proved Clinton and his senior aides were well aware that genocide was taking place but decided to take no action and prevented other countries from doing so.

The Genocide Convention does not require going to war. It provides numerous ways to hold genocidal governments accountable including sanctions, travel bans on government officials, and refusing normal diplomatic relations.

Today there is undeniable proof that the Chinese government is committing genocide against its Uighur Muslim minority in Xinjiang.

Click HERE to read more.

Originally published by The National Interest


Fred Fleitz

Fred Fleitz, president of the Center for Security Policy, served in 2018 as deputy assistant to the president and to the chief of staff of the National Security Council. He previously held national-security jobs with the CIA, the DIA, the Department of State, and the House Intelligence Committee staff. Twitter @fredfleitz. View all posts by Fred Fleitz 

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The Nation of Islam’s Revealing History

February 21 marked 56 years since the 1965 New York City assassination of the former Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Malcolm X by NOI members. The anniversary offers an occasion to reflect upon the bizarre, hateful history of this African-American cult and its disturbing implications for Islamic politics globally.

A valuable study resource on the NOI is the 2001 book The Nation of Islam: Understanding the “Black Muslims” by the Christian seminary professor Steven Tsoukalas. He examined the NOI’s “counterracist anthropology” that emerged under the shadowy Wallace D. Fard, who founded the NOI in 1930 in Detroit amidst a viciously racist American society. Fard only briefly led the NOI before disappearing in 1934, whereupon his “Messenger” Elijah Muhammad assumed NOI leadership until his death in 1975.

Under Muhammad, Tsoukalas explained, the NOI developed into what civil rights leader Martin Luther King in 1959 listed among America’s “black supremacist hate groups.” The NOI has the “basic premise that anything black is good and anything white is evil,” including Christianity, slandered by the NOI as the “white man’s religion.” The NOI’s “central myth” is that millennia ago the “infamous evil scientist Yakub” created the white race.

NOI racial separatism meant that Muhammad advocated the creation of a blacks-only state in America, Tsoukalas noted. To this end he, like Fard previously, organized planning meetings with Ku Klux Klan leaders, white supremacists who ironically shared Muhammad’s goal, albeit from opposed racist premises. Muhammad additionally had a “strange relationship” with American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell, whom Muhammad invited along with other Rockwell followers to attend NOI temple services.

If all this is not weird enough, Tsoukalas examined how the “NOI’s doctrine of God is confusing and contradictory, fluctuating between monotheism and polytheism.” Accordingly, a “string of finite gods who each exist for about one to two hundred years” followed the first black god who created himself from an atom. Fard is the “present god of this cycle” who is still alive, a claim supposedly substantiated by NOI members who asserted to have seen him in the 1970s and 1980s.

The NOI’s theological farrago presents all manner of contradictions with Islamic beliefs and realities, as Muhammad’s 1959 tour of the Middle East and North Africa with his two sons revealed. With great public fanfare, the trio toured Islamic sites in Istanbul, Damascus, Beirut, Jerusalem, and Khartoum. In Cairo, President Gamal Abdel Nasser invited the Muhammad family to stay in his palace.

Yet Muhammad’s travels upended the NOI’s black/white dichotomy of Africans and other non-white people such as Arabs struggling against a “devil white race,” as Tsoukalas noted. What Muhammad

found was not the history Fard taught him. Africans exploiting other Africans for wealth and power, the fruits of the Arab slave trade of the nineteenth century; and Ethiopia’s slavery system all threatened Muhammad’s idealistic views. Muhammad was also unaware of Saudi Arabia’s enslavement of more than one hundred thousand Africans.

Shortly preceding Muhammad with his consent to the Middle East that same year, his NOI deputy Malcolm X had similar experiences, Tsoukalas observed. As with Muhammad, Nasser’s deputy Anwar Sadat and his entourage hosted Malcolm X as a dignitary at several social gatherings. But with Saudi Arabia’s legal enslavement of Africans, he “was rudely awakened to the first seeds of contradiction” with “Fardian Islam.”

Perhaps out of deference to Muhammad, Malcolm X refrained from traveling to Mecca. This allowed the “Messenger” to be the first NOI leader to enter Islam’s holy city, for he had announced before embarking that he and his sons would pilgrim to Mecca. However this travel would occur outside Islam’s hajj season and therefore qualify only as the al-umrah “lesser pilgrimage.”

Muhammad’s intentions to visit Mecca, a city closed to non-Muslims, raised grave theological questions, Tsoukalas noted. “After all, a most central, if not the central tenet, of traditional Islam was treaded upon and kicked in the waste bucket by Elijah Muhammad.” Contrary to all Islamic doctrine about a distant god beyond human comprehension and incarnation, he believed that “Fard is Allah in the flesh.”

Yet Muhammad entered Mecca without hindrance. Tsoukalas wondered why the “world of orthodox Islam would welcome someone whom it considers a blasphemer to make the sacred pilgrimage to the holy city.” Given the desire of Muslim state leaders to promote the anti-American NOI, “politics seems to have overruled the sacred.”

Muhammad and Malcolm X likewise suppressed any criticism upon returning to America, Tsoukalas noted. “Elijah made sure that major magazines and newspapers throughout the United States picked upon the successful trip, emphasizing his acceptance by the Muslim world.” Meanwhile “Malcolm X returned to America with glowing news from his excursion to the East” and, despite Saudi enslavement of Africans, “boasted about the lack of racial prejudice.”

Muhammad returned in 1972 to Islamic countries, this time accompanied by boxing star Muhammad Ali and several NOI leaders, Tsoukalas observed. A trip highlight was a personal invitation to visit Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gadhafi, whose regime, along with other Islamic countries, had financed NOI with millions of interest-free dollars. Despite the NOI’s “stark contradiction” to Islamic doctrine, Muslim leaders once again promoted NOI radicalism.

The NOI reception in the broader Muslim world, despite numerous NOI heresies such as its exclusion of whites, stands in stark contrast to mainstream Muslim treatment of the Ahmadis. Orthodox Muslims denounce this fringe group for claiming that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) is an additional prophet after Islam’s prophet Muhammad, a violation of Islamic doctrine concerning Muhammad’s prophetic finality. Ahmadis must conceal their beliefs in order to avoid a Saudi prohibition on Ahmadis in Mecca.

The NOI encounter with the wider Muslim world in turn has helped dispel myths that Islam is a more natural faith for non-whites than Christianity. Notwithstanding universal doctrines in both Christianity and Islam, sins of bigotry can occur among all faiths, not just in Jim Crow America. Indeed, Christianity provided the main impetus to abolish slavery around the world, from which Africans suffered so dearly, while Islamic doctrine perpetuated human bondage.

Nonetheless, NOI’s amicable relationship with self-professed orthodox Muslim regimes and individuals continues. American political activist Linda Sarsour has heaped praise upon the current NOI leader, Louis Farrakhan, a fellow anti-Semite. Dictatorships in Muslim countries such as Libya and Iran’s Islamic Republic have also welcomed Farrakhan on several occasions.

The NOI and its Muslim fellow travelers can only provoke cynicism among objective observers. Theological axioms and historical realities seem to matter little when various haters of Western societies make common cause. May the truth set NOI’s duped followers free.



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VIDEO: NBC Goes Full On Nazi in Vile Anti-Jew Episode of ‘Nurses’

The left’s relentless campaign against the Jews is reaching critical mass, mainstreaming, dehumanizing the Jewish people.

Another disgusting and dishonest scene from an NBC television show to demonize Jews. Jewish law does not prevent medical grafts from different genders, but the far-left writers of “Nurses” don’t care. Its just awful.

Can you imagine if it was the Black community, or the Muslim community, or the LGBTQ community that was being slandered on a nationally televised show. All hell would break lose. The CEO of NBCUniversal is a Jewish American named Jeff Shell. Yet he allows these vicious blood libels and slanders to appear on some of NBC’s most popular shows. Shame on him.

With ‘Nurses’ Episode, NBC Again Shows it Detests Jews

By Israelly Cool, February 24, 2021

Following my post on Michael Che’s “joke” about the Jewish state only vaccinating Jews – a mendacious libel that can only serve to promote the idea that us Jews think of ourselves as above all other life forms – I received a torrent of abuse. Besides the overtly antisemitic tweets, there were those who claimed the joke was only criticizing Israel, and thus could not be construed as antisemitic.

I would like to see how these same people now try to explain away this latest example of overt antisemitism from NBC:

While Israel is not explicitly mentioned, this is promoting exactly the same idea as the SNL sketch – that Jews only value Jewish life and not the lives of non-Jews.

This is, again, entirely false. And maliciously so.

Judaism holds all human life as being sacred. For this reason, donating an organ to save a life is one of the highest act of virtue one can do. So of course a Jew can donate an organ (that you can live without when you are alive, or any organ after death, but under certain conditions) to save any human life, and can also receive an organ from Jew or non-Jew alike. We even see this in Israel where Jews and Arabs donate organs for each other’s use.

Here is a petition. You may also reach out to NBC at these e-mail addresses. Don’t be SILENT

E-mail addresses:,,,

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Palestinian Authority paid terrorists over $150 million in 2020

And the Left has the audacity to blame Israel for the Palestinian Authority’s inability to vaccinate their people. With the Biden Administration pledging to restore American aid to the Palestinian Authority, we can absolutely expect this number to increase dramatically.

Palestinian Authority paid terrorists over $150 million in 2020

The amount makes up 3.25% of the PA’s budget for last year, and is about NIS 5m. ($1.5m.) less than last year.
By Jerusalem Post, February 22, 2021

The Palestinian Authority paid more than NIS 512 million ($157m.) in salaries to incarcerated or released terrorists in 2020, Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday.
The amount constituted 3.25% of the PA’s budget for last year, it said in a report. The PA paid about NIS 517m. to incarcerated or released terrorists in 2019, it said.
The total amount paid to incarcerated or released terrorists in 2020 was more than NIS 512m. because those who had previously been employed by the PA continue receiving their salaries while in prison, according to PA budgetary regulations.

The PA also has a “martyr’s fund” for the families of those killed while committing or attempting acts of terrorism. It includes monthly salaries, free education, insurance, medical care and more.

PMW’s analysis of the PA budget found that it attempted to hide the terrorist payments, likely because of transparency required by international donors.
In 2020, the PA removed the category it once called the “Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs,” through which the terrorist salaries had been paid in 2018-2019, in an apparent attempt to hide the payments.
However, Palestinian officials continued to tout the terrorist payments throughout the year and did not say they had stopped. Instead, the payments were funneled through the PLO, whose budget more than quadrupled last year, from NIS 161m. ($49m.) to NIS 673m. ($206m.).
The difference, NIS 512m., is the amount paid to incarcerated or released terrorists, PMW said.
The PA used this method for its terrorist payments in 2015-2017, it said.
Unlike the PA, which receives international funding, the PLO does not have accountability requirements for the international community regarding its budget.
Further evidence that the transfers to the PLO were for terrorists is that throughout 2020, they had a range of NIS 35m. to NIS 58m. ($11m.-$18m.) per month. However, in December, after the PA announced it would pay terrorist salaries for three months at once, the amount transferred to the PLO spiked to more than NIS 121m. ($37m.)

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