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Why I Oppose Banning Bump Stocks

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By Selwyn Duke
American Thinker
October 13, 2017

The latest firearm-equipment boogeyman is the “bump stock,” a device allowing one to fire a semi-automatic rifle more rapidly. Liberals learned of bump stocks because Las Vegas murderer Stephen Paddock had modified 12 of his rifles with them.

This has made them a target for prohibition, and an easy one, too. After all, almost no one wants to buy a bump stock, so even many Republicans — and the National Rifle Association — are willing to place greater restrictions on the device. I also have no plans to acquire one, but I wouldn’t even consider outlawing the stock. Why?

Remember last year’s Orlando massacre, perpetrated by Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen? In its wake the gun boogeyman, as it has often been, was the AR-15, the sleek black gun with military looks that makes libs wet their panties. We were told how outrageous it was that such a “killing machine” (is this the Terminator we’re talking about?) was available to the public. But notice something funny?

Paddock also had an AR-15 rifle.

Yet we haven’t heard a peep from the mice about this “killing machine.” The reason?

Right now, leftists have bump stocks to focus on. Being driven by emotion and/or Machiavellian motives (depending on the person), the type of equipment targeted in an anti-gun push is secondary, at best. The only consistent theme is an effort to steadily, incrementally erode gun rights. It doesn’t matter what weapon or accessory is outlawed today because there’ll be another opportunity, and target, after the next high-profile gun crime tomorrow.

The argument for a restriction is always the same. Logically rendered it states: “This _________ (fill in the blank) is far too effective to be available to the general public.” What this misses is that Second Amendment rights don’t exist just to secure the opportunity to go target shooting or hunting.

They exist to ensure that Americans can have effective weaponry. Full stop.

Again, realize that the current gun-grabber proposal has nothing to do with bump stocks. It has more to do with bumps in heads passing for brains that can’t figure out that any given anti-gun proposal is just another step in an evolutionary process whose apparent end game is the elimination of all guns. This must be concluded since liberals never articulate a different end game. And there always will be another massacre, and then another, and each will be followed with a further drum beat to outlaw _________, because it’s just too effective for citizens to own. It’s a crumb here, a morsel there, a slice today, a half a loaf tomorrow.

In his book Orthodoxy, in the chapter titled “The Eternal Revolution,” philosopher G.K. Chesterton wrote something relevant here: “Progress should mean that we are always changing the world to suit the vision. Progress does mean…that we are always changing the vision.”

While this fault, lamentably, plagues most ideologists today to some degree, it characterizes liberals. They’re the situational-values set, and their goalposts are always shifting. This is why giving them an inch only means they’ll come back for a foot and, later, a mile. This is why you don’t give them even a millimeter. It’s why you must insist upon a certain prerequisite before considering any more anti-gun laws: that liberals articulate a hard and fast, unchanging vision, to be presented for consideration, of what guns laws should forevermore be.

No more free-association legislating. No more shots in the dark. No more making it up as you go along. For example:

  • You say bump stocks allow a person to fire too rapidly. Okay, what exactlyis the maximum number of rounds per minute a weapon available to the public should be capable of firing? What’s your reasoning?
  • “High-capacity magazines” is an ambiguous term. Exactly what size magazine should citizens be allowed to own? What’s your reasoning?
  • Don’t tell us about “high-powered rifles.” Tell us exactly what the maximum muzzle velocity of a publicly available firearm should be. What’s your reasoning?
  • Another ambiguous (and misleading) term is “armor-piercing ammunition.” What exactly should the maximum penetration power of a publicly available round be? What’s your reasoning?

Once you formulate your concrete vision (for the first time in your lives), please present it. If we accept it, though, note what the agreement means: You don’t get to ask for more anti-gun laws ever again. There’s no more politicizing of the issue after every shooting. The vision is conceived, articulated, agreed upon — and then set in stone.

Of course, I’m sure there’s no way to make such a thing legally binding, and no other agreement with liberals is worth the paper it’s printed on. The point is that without such a vision’s presentation we shouldn’t even take anti-gun proposals seriously. Doing otherwise is akin to pandering to children (and liberals are overgrown children) when they stamp their feet and scream about what they want right now, “just because.”

This doesn’t mean we should be totally averse to compromise. So, try this on for size: I propose reducing the 22,000 anti-gun laws currently on the books by 10,000. If that’s unacceptable, however, I’ll agree to a 5,000-law reduction — for now. There’s always next year’s negotiation, after all.

Don’t ever let it be said I’m not a reasonable guy.

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Pamela Geller is ba-a-a-ck on YouTube and better than ever!

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By Ethel C. Fenig
American Thinker
September 27, 2017

Proving that you can’t silence a good woman, YouTube has reinstated Pamela Geller to its channel.

As noted on this blog a couple of days ago:

A major video archive created by one of the leading critics of creeping sharia has disappeared from YouTube, which functions as a de facto standard reference library for video content in the digital age.

Ah, but Pamela Geller has the clue when she answers her own question.  “Why?  Ask the leftist authoritarians.”  Like Trump, Geller goes against the liberal-leftist narrative dominating popular culture – in her case, the truth about Muslim acts and goals.  And the certainly non-diverse and definitely non-inclusive leftist authoritarians cannot include diverse opinions on their platforms.  So she was deleted.  Disappeared.  Poof!

But her followers remained.  As Geller writes, thanking her fans:

First and foremost, let me thank every reader, supporter, and lover of freedom for tweeting, sharing, emailing, calling and faxing (yes, faxing) YouTube, urging them to reinstate my account. Thousands of you – YOU did it.

I had appealed the termination, but they rejected my appeal. …

My account was terminated because of a 2014 video entitled, “Al Qaeda and Islamic State flags in London’s tunnels.” The video shows jihadis displaying al Qaeda and Islamic state flags on one of London’s tunnels (see this). So telling the truth gets your account terminated at YouTube.

Yes, as stated, she went against the popular liberal-leftist narrative by telling the truth!  And offering proof!  The leftist authoritarians can’t allow such freedom of speech that disagrees with leftist authoritarian delusion – that’s reserved only for some knee-bending athletes and their leftist authoritarian fans going against those they deem inferior.

So enjoy Geller’s channel and also peruse Geller’s YouTube appearances, including the Islamic state flags in London’s tunnels, which video, at the moment, has not returned to her channel.

Hopefully the YouTube leftist authoritarian powers that be are finally beginning to realize that antagonizing their diverse customer base by attempting to silence them has consequences.

Islamic State calls on Muslims to commit jihad mass murder at hurricane relief centers

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By Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch
September 16, 2017

“To all the (lone mujahids) in the U.S. (warrior), pop down to Houston and drop in at any of the relief centers housing displaced people from the Houston floods, make sure to bring lots of supplies/gadgets/toys to see if you can help put any (unbeliever) out of their misery.”

“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom you may not know, but whom Allah knows.” (Qur’an 8:60)

“Tweets linked to ISIS target hurricane cities,” by Scott Zamost, CNBC, September 15, 2017:

Law enforcement officials have been advised to step up alerts for “lone wolf attackers” in Miami, Houston and other cities in the wake of threatening social media posts that appear to be connected to ISIS, according to an internal government intelligence document.

The confidential “situation awareness” document, obtained by CNBC, is dated Sept. 14 from the Homeland Security Bureau’s Southeast Florida Fusion Center. The center is the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau. It was sent to law enforcement and “homeland security communities.”

“On Sept. 11, there was a twitter posting that appears to be authored by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that threatens Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami and Las Vegas, the document states.

The posting said there were “a lot of opportunities for the Soldiers of Islamic state to target, the Question is When?”

The document, which is unclassified, mentions a Newsweek article dated Sept. 6 that cites another ISIS posting calling for attacks on Houston relief centers. The article said: “To all the (lone mujahids) in the U.S. (warrior), pop down to Houston and drop in at any of the relief centers housing displaced people from the Houston floods, make sure to bring lots of supplies/gadgets/toys to see if you can help put any (unbeliever) out of their misery.”

The document also states: “Another Jihadist, in Arabic writing said, ‘A historic hurricane will hit Florida, especially the city of Miami soon’ One that would leave an ‘international tragedy’ on American soil. He quotes Allah saying that a ‘roaring wind in the days of the snakes’ had been sent and makes use of a hurricane emoji.”…

Dear Dreamers

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US Code Title 8 Subsection 1325 (a) defines the elements of improper entry by aliens into the United States.

Regardless of how “Dreamers” landed on the shores of the United States, they are still illegal aliens – non-citizens of America – without the constitutional rights enjoyed by citizens, or the privileges granted to documented foreign residents and valid visa holders. Yet as a country of Natural Rights and Laws, illegal aliens are protected from governmental force by the Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights.

The First Amendment guarantees the rights to “freedom of speech, to peacefully assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances” for United States’ citizens. In most cases, non-citizens are afforded this right. This right does not give anyone or any group permission to use the “hecklers’ veto” to drown out others from asserting their right to openly express their opinions or views. This was exactly what happened on September 18, 2017, by a radical leftist group of illegal alien dreamers. It was a despicable display of thanklessness for a person trying to push through federal legislation to bring these illegal aliens into compliance with federal statutes.

A lot is being said about how a contract exits between a former president of the United States and illegal aliens. The supposed contract was not signed by a president. It was a memorandum signed by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012. The memorandum set forth how, through prosecutorial discretion, “the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should enforce the Nation’s immigration laws against certain young people who were brought to this country as children and know only this country as home.” It outlines the criteria for dreamers to follow to comply with this change in policy. Should a dreamer fail to follow the rules he would subject himself to deportation. Because the memorandum was directing federal agencies how to administratively enforce statues, it fails the legal tests of a contract.

The United States is a country of laws. The federal government answers to and represents only citizens of the United States. Illegal aliens are not citizens, therefore, the United States government is not answerable to them. If illegal aliens want a voice in the United States government, follow the legal process to become a full-fledged legal citizen.

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September 26, 2017 at 06:00

Australia: Girls as young as 9 trafficked into forced marriages

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By Christine Douglas-Williams
Jihad Watch
September 15, 2017

More than 50 girls in New South Wales were trafficked into forced marriages to older men, with some ‘brides’ being as young as nine years old.

These girls are children in need of protection, but the “Islamophobia” ploy has become yet another weapon to terrorize infidels into immobility. The West in effect is being turned into a two-tier system: one law for Westerners and another for Muslims.

Denmark has been forced to allow ‘wives’ as young as 14 to be reunited with their ‘husbands’ after authorities deciding that upholding child protection laws breached migrants’ human rights.

The West has been forced into silence through lawfare, through false accusations about “Islamophobia,” while the most sinister abuses continue to be perpetrated against human beings, whose human rights are apparently trumped by those of their abusers.

Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward…. said ‘the community’ does know that child brides do exist, but they choose to turn the other cheek, and ignore it

Back in June, Muslim cleric Ibrahim Omerdic was “convicted for marrying a child bride to a much older man under laws prohibiting forced marriage in Melbourne, Australia”; but that was only one case prosecuted. The Islamic Council of Victoria conceded that “marriage at a younger age is permitted in other countries and cultures,” but not in Australia, while “the Victorian Board of Imams disowned Omerdic” for not observing the laws of Australia.

Does anyone spot a problem with the mainstream Islamic Council and Victorian Board of Imams? Rather than condemn the abhorrent abuse of young girls, the primary concern they expressed was about the laws of Australia. They didn’t say it was warped or wrong to marry these young girls to older men, as it is in accordance with the Hadith and Islamic tradition.

The number of girls seeking help from the UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) for fear of being trafficked into a forced marriage is at a record high

These cases constitute the rape of underage, defenseless, voiceless girls. Yet few care enough about these innocent girls to intervene on their behalf, for fear of bring branded racist. Instead, last December, the South Australia state government actually blocked a bill to prevent forced child marriages, presumably so as not to offend Muslims who support this Islamic tradition.

“Girls as Young as Nine Are Trafficked into Forced Marriages in Australia”, by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart, September 13, 2017:

More than 50 girls in New South Wales were trafficked into forced marriages to older men, with some ‘brides’ being as young as nine years old.

Australia’s Seven News obtained documents from the Australian Federal Police on child marriage in the country. In just two years, a total of 57 children were victims of forced marriage in Australia, with almost all, 51, being from the Sydney area.

The AFP documents included: references to an email from a girl who wrote she was being held against her will and being forced to marry; a situation report with allegations of a forced marriage at the end of the school year; and a human trafficking referral of a girl who was forced to travel outside of Australia and then exploited.

Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward said that children were under “enormous pressure” from their parents to marry. The minister said ‘the community’ “does know” that child brides do exist, but they choose to “turn the other cheek”, and ignore it.

Ms. Goward urged friends and relatives of children at risk of being trafficked or forced into marriage to come forward and to tell the children they do not have to marry, otherwise “we’ll end up with a continuation of forced marriages”.

Officials are left helpless to save the children once they leave the country, with documents noting the case of two young sisters from the Sydney suburb of Liverpool who were trafficked overseas for marriage. The AFP admitted all they could do was wait to see if the girls came back to Australia…..

A video of the ceremony shows the cleric instructing the girl that “as a wife, you have a duty to obey your husband”. The groom, meanwhile, is advised of his obligation to provide the minor with a “sexual education”.

The number of girls seeking help from the UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) for fear of being trafficked into a forced marriage is at a record high, with figures showing that as of the end of 2016, there has been just one conviction for child marriage in Britain.

Following the migrant crisis on the continent, the number of Muslim child brides in Germany’s capital, Berlin, is on the rise, and in Scandinavia, child ‘wives’ are being ‘tolerated‘ in migrant centres in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

Denmark has been forced to allow ‘wives’ as young as 14 to be reunited with their ‘husbands’ after authorities deciding that upholding child protection laws breached migrants’ human rights.

What You Can’t Say Anymore: In US Gov’t

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By Meira Svirsky
Clarion Project
September 14, 2017

A top official at the National Security Council (NSC) was fired for a memo he wrote warning about the dangers of radical Islam and its alliance with the radical left.

Rich Higgins, who was formerly with the Pentagon, worked as the director of strategic planning for the NSC until his untimely departure.

Part of his lengthy memo stated:

“Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed…Islamists ally with cultural Marxists…[but] Islamists will co-opt the movement in its entirety…

“Because the left is aligned with Islamist organizations at local, national, and international levels, recognition should be given to the fact that they seamlessly interoperate through coordinated synchronized interactive narratives…

“These attack narratives are pervasive, full spectrum, and institutionalized at all levels. They operate in social media, television, the 24-hour news cycle in all media and are entrenched at the upper levels of the bureaucracies.”

The Atlantic reported Higgins also “pushed for declassification of documents having to do with radical Islam and Iran,” citing a source close to the White House.

One such document, called the “Presidential Study Directive,” allegedly warned in 2010 about the upcoming Arab Spring and detailed the Obama Administration’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations.

Lamenting the lack of education given to government officials about radical Islam, Higgins previously wrote, “National Security officials are prohibited from developing a factual understanding of Islamic threat doctrines, preferring instead to depend upon 5th column Muslim Brotherhood cultural advisors.”

Higgins’ firing is consistent with the beliefs espoused by General H.R. McMaster, who replaced Trump’s original appointee, General Mike Flynn, as head of the NSC.

McMaster believes the “Islamic State is not Islamic,” going so far as to describe jihadists as “really irreligious organizations.” As did former president Obama, he opposes use of any language that connects Islam to terrorism.

McMaster also rejects the notion that jihadists are motivated by religious ideology. Instead, he says they are motivated by “fear,” a “sense of honor” and their “interests,” which he describes as the roots of human conflict for thousands of years. He believes U.S. policy must be based on “understanding those human dimensions.”

McMaster’s influence can be seen in recent speeches by the president, vice president and secretary of defense on the anniversary of 9/11. In a reversal from his campaign rhetoric, none of those addresses mentioned radical Islam.

Yet, in his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Trump mentioned the Islamic basis of the jihadist threat four times. Similarly, during the campaign itself, Trump regularly attacked Hillary Clinton for declining to use the term “radical Islam.”

Child camel jockeys in the Middle East – Ansar Burney – Part 1

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9/11 jihadi to US in just-released footage: “Your blood is delicious for us and your meat cheap”

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By Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch
September 11, 2017

“We have resolved to tread upon your lands and embrace the maidens of paradise on your soil.”

That means that al-Qaeda was planning to mount jihad suicide attacks on U.S. soil, to gain the Qur’an’s promise of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (Qur’an 9:111). That was not an empty boast, as al-Qaeda has been involved in some of the jihad plots we have seen in the U.S. since 9/11.

“Previously Unseen 9/11 Hijacker Warning: ‘Your Blood is Delicious for Us and Your Meat Cheap,’” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, September 11, 2017:

Al-Qaeda marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11 by releasing previously unseen footage of Mohand al-Shehri, one of the hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 175 that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, noting that the terrorists have “longed for your beautiful lands” and find the blood of Americans “delicious.”

Al-Shehri, 22, was a Saudi who trained in Chechnya and Afghanistan months before being granted a student visa to the United States. He arrived in the U.S. four months before the attacks and trained on a flight simulator in Vero Beach, Fla.

According to the video, al-Shehri shot the statement April 17, 2001, before he arrived in the United States that May….

It begins with a few minutes of archive footage of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden before moving on to al-Shehri reading his statement. “The tyrants have led the ummah [Muslim community] to this abyss. Filth and immorality have become widespread and has deprived the hearts of sobriety and filled them with lowliness,” he said.

“So accompany me in this last will as I address you from the deck of my ship as to guide you to the shores of salvation. Perhaps your boat will hear my words of inspiration and rock with enthusiasm and you would stop in your way and change course to head for the gardens of eternity. Allah will surely replace those who have chosen to sit back and refrain from the obligation of jihad with others who will rise and act on the basis of the Islamic creed, be willing to pay the price of honor and overcome the enemies of Allah,” he continued. “Those who have chosen to sit back will then be left worthless, and their reckoning will neither be delayed nor hastened, for Allah is all-powerful and nothing can stop him from replacing you with another people.”…

Al-Shehri vowed that “this ummah has been molded by the Quran and the sword, and neither of them can be separated from the other,” and decried the “Judaization of Palestine.”

“If we abandon this cause, do not wake up from our slumber and do not dedicate to this cause except for the little spare time that we have, the Arabian Peninsula itself will become a killing ground of Muslims, just like Palestine,” he said, stressing that jihadists need to “defeat America and the Cross.”

“America, where shall you escape? The sea is behind you, we are in front of you, and there is no way out. If you accept Islam, you shall be safe and Allah will give you your reward and the reward of those after you, or else just wait for us. With the permission of Allah, we are coming to sever your heads, rip apart your bellies and make you fall over yourselves. You will be looking for rescue and there will be no way out. There will be no solution for you except death and then even more death,” he continued.

“We have longed for your beautiful lands, for its streams and trees, palaces and lakes. We have resolved to tread upon your lands and embrace the maidens of paradise on your soil. Your blood is delicious for us and your meat cheap. We are thirsty and nothing shall quench this thirst except your blood, nothing shall satiate our hunger except your meat. There is no stopping what has been decreed by Allah.”

Al-Shehri warned that terrorists would be sending America “the most expensive of gifts,” consisting of “coffins followed by coffins, bodies followed by bodies.”…

Despite negative publicity, Muslims in Calgary continues to teach health benefits of FGM as an Islamic practice

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By Christine Douglas-Williams
Jihad Watch
September 5, 2017

Breitbart just wrote about this today, and so it is getting a great deal of attention, but Muslims In Calgary first posted this article on July 7, and Jihad Watch first reported on it on August 15. Despite that initial burst of attention, however, it remained on the Muslims In Calgary website, and is still there now.

“Male circumcision and female circumcision has immense scientific and medical value,” according to Muslims in Calgary, which also proclaims that FGM is an “Islamic tradition.”

FGM is indeed an Islamic practice and tradition in accordance with the Sharia, but one assertion by Muslims in Calgary is horribly wrong:

Misogynists and Feminists are feeding upon each other to denigrate an Islamic practice that brings untold benefits to women.

Few things can be more misogynistic than FGM. This cruel practice is routinely performed in the most barbaric fashion, and in the West to boot. As reported by none other than al Jazeera, of all publications:

“The horror of female genital mutilation” has seen “an estimated 66,000 girls…illegally mutilated in the UK, but no one has yet been prosecuted for this practice.”

In Sweden, 150,000 women have undergone FGM, and authorities have admitted to “large areas under Islamic rule.”

In the US, an Ethiopian Muslim in Georgia, Khalid Adem, was convicted in March of aggravated battery and cruelty for using a scissors to perform FGM on his two-year-old daughter.

We live in an era in which falsehoods are being widely accepted as truth. This practice is nothing short of abusive. One wonders why traditional feminists are not decrying it, particularly those of mainstream media status such as the infamous Linda Sarsour, who has distorted the truth by stating the opposite of what Muslims in Calgary states about FGM: Sarsour has stated that FGM is not an Islamic practice.

To continue for a moment on how the truth gets increasingly obscured, Sarsour has also stated, with much support, that “wearing the hijab is some kind of symbol of female liberation.” Well, it has now emerged that this foremost spokesperson for women’s rights — particularly Muslim women’s rights — has given the real reason she wears a hijab: it transformed her from “white” into a “person of color.” Says Sarsour: : “When I wasn’t wearing hijab, I was just some ordinary white girl from New York City.”

So now that the truth is on the table, let us continue to discuss the truth about FGM, contrary to how Muslims in Calgary have tried to spin the practice as being gentle and harmless, as well as in  keeping with Sharia.

In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) joined “individuals and organizations worldwide in marking the International day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation” (FGM). Note: zero tolerance.

WHO reports that “over 200 million girls and women living worldwide have experienced this harmful practice…which has no health benefits and is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.” Effects include “severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.”

Muslims in Calgary have made the grossly false claim that FGM is the equivalent of male circumcision. There are in fact, health benefits to male circumcision, and sometimes it is medically necessary. Male circumcision does not have long term devastating health effects, as does FGM.

The question should be arising repeatedly: why is the West not doing more to crack down on criminal practices that violate human rights, and on those who incite hatred and intolerance? The answer has been clear: to protect “diversity” in the name of political correctness, in favor of one group over another. This racist agenda relegates Muslims to an inferior status. Abuses by white supremacists are never tolerated; nor should they be. Zero tolerance on human rights abuses by white supremacists and by Islamic supremacists equally should be expected. Unfortunately, those who call out the human rights violations that are justified by Sharia, and the human rights violations of Islamic supremacists and jihadists are being called “racist.”

Recently it came to light that Canada’s Border Services Agency was on the alert for the arrival of travelling practitioners of female genital mutilation, and “photos of the cutting tools, belts and ‘special herbs’ practitioners might be carrying in their baggage when they arrive in the country” were circulated to border officers. How will authorities now view the advertisement of FGM by Muslims in Calgary? A recent national report out of Canada says this: “Ottawa says female genital mutilation is ‘abhorrent,’ but offers no commitment on tracking cases.” Why not?

“Male circumcision and female circumcision has immense scientific and medical value”, Muslims in Calgary, July 7, 2017:

How Misogynists and Feminists are feeding upon each other to denigrate an Islamic practice that brings untold benefits to women

Female Circumcision is an Islamic tradition, and involve only the removal of the clitoral prepuce and no more.

All the early scholars of Islam were agreed that all that is needed to be removed in the circumcision of the female was the prepuce of the clitoris, the fold of skin covering the clitoris. This is the female equivalent of the foreskin in males which is taken off during circumcision.
The inspiration for writing on this touchy topic arose at a recent week-long workshop held by an international Muslim women’s rights organization in Kandy (in Sri Lanka) which I had the fortune of attending thanks to its local organizers.
This group had a lot of nice things to say about women’s rights in Islam and I must say I agreed with much of it, like the rights of Muslim women to enter into marriage with their free consent and even contract marriages on their own accord or their rights to divorce or pre-nuptial agreements to safeguard their freedoms, all well and good, because Islam concedes all these rights to women, on which topics I too have written extensively.

But there was one topic I begged to differ when they brought up the matter, and that was female circumcision. They asked us to discuss a recent Fatwa issued by Malaysia’s National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in 2009 (*) that declared that the practice was mandatory for Muslim women. They expected us to rip it to pieces, but I differed. Why, because I could not find anything objectionable in it. Reading it carefully, I noticed that those who had drafted it were not at all motivated by a negative attitude towards women’s rights. Rather it clearly stated that all forms of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) found by the WHO to be harmful to women such as clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoris) and infibulation (a still more barbaric practice where the female’s external genitalia including the labia minora and clitoris are removed and stitched) were against the Shariah. But it made an exception, stating that all that was necessary in the case of women was to remove the skin covering the clitoris, which it declared to be obligatory, pointing out that a majority of the classical scholars of Islam including Imam Shafi and Imam Hanbali thought it to be so.

I plainly told the sister who was moderating the show, I could see nothing wrong with it, since all they said that was required was to remove the prepuce or the skin covering the clitoris, a relatively minor and harmless procedure very much like male circumcision which like it might confer some health benefits as well. That raised a few eyebrows, probably because none of them had heard such a novel idea before.

Female Circumcision in Islam involve the removing of part of the prepuce or the skin covering the clitoris, a relatively minor and harmless procedure and very much like male circumcision
Of course there’s really nothing so novel about it. Much has been written about it even by Western Doctors but these studies have been conveniently overlooked to conform to Islamophobic sentiments expressed by a largely Jewish controlled media. This media machine works in different ways. For one thing, it will say that Islam advocates genitally mutilating women to curb their sexuality, citing examples of barbaric forms of FGM practiced in sub-Saharan Africa, thereby associating Islam with a misogynistic attitude. But of late, we see another trend, one that seeks to disassociate female circumcision altogether from Islam without differentiating the proper Islamic form from the rest. Why, you may ask? It’s very simple really. There is a strong body of evidence emerging to support the view that the proper Islamic procedure involving the removal of the clitoral prepuce is beneficial to women and not detrimental to them……

SPLC rakes in millions, yet its “bogus ‘hate’ dragnet” includes “respected conservative leaders exposing Islamic extremism”

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By Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch
September 2, 2107

“Lately, the SPLC has expanded its bogus ‘hate’ dragnet to include respected conservative leaders exposing Islamic extremism, like Jihad Watch founder Robert Spencer and ex-Muslim feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali.”

Did the SPLC ever see a foe of jihad terror that it didn’t smear as a “hater”?

“Here’s how this liberal law center seeks to crush opponents of the LGBT agenda,” Life Site News, August 31, 2017:

August 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is receiving millions of dollars in new grants in the wake of the Charlottesville protest riots, even as criticism of the leftist group grows over its politicized “hate” designations that now target liberals exposing Islamic jihadists.

The SPLC, which serves as a tool of the Left by mislabeling mainstream conservative organizations and leaders as “haters” and “extremists,” is already one of the best funded politically-oriented non-profit groups in the world. SPLC’s 990 IRS filing for 2015 reports $58,176,499 in total revenue, an astonishing amount for a politically-oriented non-profit.

Moreover, SPLC self-reported an endowment fund of more than $319 million in its 2016 annual report, also unheard of in the world of non-profit organizations dealing with “culture war” issues. Another troublesome issue is the SPLC’s shifting in recent years of millions of dollars to offshore accounts (the Cayman Islands), a bizarre practice for a tax-exempt organization.

(To compare, Family Research Council (FRC), one of the largest pro-family organizations in the U.S., reported total 2015 revenues of nearly $16 million plus operating reserves of just over $4 million. FRC was smeared as a “hate group” by the SPLC, leading to an attempted mass-murder of FRC’s employees in 2012 by “gay” activist Floyd Lee Corkins, who said he used the SPLC’s spurious “hate” list to target the faith-based group’s headquarters in D.C.)

Despite growing criticism from conservatives and even some liberals like Bill Maherover the SPLC’s manipulative “hate” scheme, its shady financial practices, sloppy methodsembarrassing inaccuracies, and overzealous fundraising, the SPLC continues to receive wide support among “progressives.” Along with fellow anti-conservative activists at Anti-Defamation League (ADL), SPLC was well-positioned to benefit financially from outrage over the tragic death of a woman at the hands of an enraged white nationalist in Charlottesville.

The following are among recent reported grants to SPLC:

— Apple Corporation gave $1 million to both the SPLC and Anti-Defamation League (ADL), another leftist organization with a penchant for calling social conservatives “haters.”

— Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal, gave SPLC $1 million through their foundation to “stand up to hate”;

— JP Morgan Chase Bank gave $500,000 to the SPLC to advance the SPLC’s “work in tracking, exposing and fighting hate groups and other extremist organizations.” (ADL also received $500,000 from Chase.)

Apple & SPLC share ‘inclusion’ doublespeak

“I believe Apple has led by example, and we’re going to keep doing that,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook, an open homosexual and LGBTQ advocate, explaining the corporation’s grant to SPLC, CNS News reported. “We have always welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world and showed them that Apple is inclusive of everyone.”

Now, if you’re gullible enough to believe that Apple and Mr. Cook truly care about “inclusion” and real “diversity,” I’ve got a brand new iPhone7 Plus I’ll sell you for a buck….

Ironically, by spreading its contemptible Big Lie equating honorable Christian groups like FRC with wicked neo-Nazis, the SPLC emboldens crazed leftists like Floyd Lee Corkins to strike out violently against alleged “haters.” Propaganda works.

Lately, the SPLC has expanded its bogus “hate” dragnet to include respected conservative leaders exposing Islamic extremism, like Jihad Watch founder Robert Spencer and ex-Muslim feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Ali, who like Spencer was mislabeled as an “anti-Muslim extremist” by the SPLC, writes that “the SPLC has nothing to say about Islamic extremists; only about their opponents.” Ditto for the SPLC’s partisan silence about LGBT extremists.

Big salaries

SPLC executives get paid big bucks to slander social conservatives and truth warriors against radical Islam.

In 2015, Richard Cohen, the SPLC’s president, took in a salary of $355,140 plus $47,650 in non-salaried compensation for a total package of $402,790. (See page 45 on this SPLC IRS 990 filing.)

SPLC co-founder and chief counsel Morris Dees received a salary the same year of $359,592 plus extra compensation of 46,679, for a total of 406,271, according to the IRS filings.

Mark Potok, senior fellow at the SPLC, collected a 2015 salary of $147,821 plus $31,629 in “other compensation” for a total of $179,450.

Thus, three of the SPLC’s top staffers earned a combined income in 2015 of nearly $1 million — $988,511 to be exact.

William Jacobson, clinical professor of Law at Cornell Law School, once supported the SPLC’s work against the Klan but has become a passionate critic of the organization since discovering the SPLC’s rampant corruption, which includes exaggerating the threat of organized racist activity for fundraising purposes. Now Jacobson exposes how the Center recklessly mislabels traditionalists and foes of intolerant Islam as “haters.”…

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