You mean like, “Dewey Defeats Truman”? (Chicago Tribune 1948)
Or “Hands up, Don’t Shoot”? (all network TV outlets, 2014)
Or maybe, the scary “Another Ice Age” (Time 1974)
How about the story about the hot air balloonist who crossed the Atlantic in 3 days in 1844 reported by the New York Sun?
I remember Dan Rather waxing eloquent in 1991 about how the US Military could not win (Operation Desert Storm) against Saddam Hussein’s “battle hardened warriors”. It took all of 100 hours to annihilate the “elite Republican Guard”.
I heard a caller last night on a radio program advocating for Congress to pass a law requiring journalists to “give only the facts”. That was supposedly a “conservative” caller. He echoed Hillary’s call for Congress to act against the “epidemic of ‘fake news'”.
First of all, any such law would be un-Constitutional according to the 1st Amendment. Second, do we really want a “Bureau of Media” policing the content of newspapers, TV, and internet news sources?
Oh, I agree, there is a lot of BS out here in cyber-world, and one must be eternally vigilant when “reposting” or passing on “news” or other opinion/editorial information. Little aggravates me more than really smart people passing on “fake news” that comes off some parody or satire site, thinking it is valid. I don’t often post these sites, for this reason, but I have done it on occasion, if particularly entertaining, with a “disclaimer” comment, and have still had well meaning folks comment as if it were a true article.
There has been “fake news”, “false stories”, or “hoaxes” since Gutenburg invented the printing press (I imagine; don’t quote me on that – it’s just a figure of speech!). Let’s all “take a chill pill” here and breathe deeply for a few days and consider the risk of a “Free Press” as opposed to a restricted State run media (something like PBS, or Prada).
No, Hillary, “fake news” did not cost you the election, but you can help the President push the “fake news” narrative that Russia hacked our polling places. In fact, I would venture a statement here that Donald Trump did not even cost you the election… The President’s policies, your failure as Sec of State, the Democrat National Committee, the Republican National Committee, and an establishment controlled Congress, along with a very friendly media complex, all cost you the election. Donald Trump is not a creation of redneck America; He is a creation of “Establishment Failure”. That establishment includes the “Media Complex”.
However corrupt that media complex may be, restriction of the internet, media police, state approved networks, or whatever other enemies of free speech may be presented, cannot be considered as the answer. Free speech restricted is not free speech at all. On the other hand, freedom requires responsibility; something not many in today’s society are willing to bear. But responsibility lies not only on the writer, reporter, editor, but responsibility must also be borne by the reader, listener, the consumer and user of the information provided.
In this little essay you will find facts along with some opinion; some immutable truth and objective reporting woven throughout some subjective editorializing.
So you decide: “Fake News” or worthy of a “Share”.
Frankly, I do not care what you think. I have just exercised my God given freedom of speech as enumerated in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America!
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With Law Enforcement Officers dying in America’s streets, simply for wearing the uniform, we have entered a new era. While it is reminiscent of the 1960’s-70’s radical revolutionary movement which paralleled, then infiltrated and co-opted a legitimate civil rights movement, this is even more serious, more deadly, and more dangerous than that. More dangerous in that the radicals have been allowed to infiltrate every institution, and are now in the chief seats of power. More serious because during the 50’s and 60’s there was legitimate need for civil rights reform in both American society and in government. More deadly in that the stability of American society has been successfully fragmented over the last 40 years due to multi-culturalism and pluralism, and recently with unchecked immigration policies, and the great “melting pot” of American culture has become a TV dinner, divided, cold, and hardened to critical thinking and introspection. Particularly, in matters of race relations, the election of our first black President, has resulted in deeper wedges being driven, and some of those by the President himself. Mind you, it’s not simply because the man happens to have dark skin, but wholly as a result of his ideology which cannot be contained.
For anyone who doubts that ideology is supreme in today’s America, and racism is an over used word which has gotten lost in it’s wreckless and wanton use by demagogues in identity politics, just consider this. When was the last time anyone in the mainstream media celebrated, or even took seriously, a black (or white for that matter) American man or woman in office or position of influence, who has taken a politically conservative or Christian based moral position on any issue? Let me name a few: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Ambassador Alan Keyes, Congressman Lt. Col. Alan West, Congresswoman Mia Love, Senator Tim Scott, former Congressman J.C. Watts, US Appeals Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown (whom Democrats refused to confirm for 2 years), Professor, author, Thomas Sowell, Journalist, Professor, author Walter E. Williams, politician and Former Secretary of State Condelleza Rice. All great conservative Americans of African descent. Out of the 10 names, I doubt the average person will recognize half of them. These are all people of great influence due to either elected positions, or hard work and dedication to the betterment of all American society; not just one specific shade of color. These are the kind of people who, if possible are ignored by media.
Conversely, you will recognize immediately names such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Elijah Cummings, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Farrakhan, and outlaws like Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.
The origin of Black Lives Matter
#1) The hashtag # Black Lives Matter movement was co-founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. Garza is a Marxist political activist who’s heroes include the Marxist revolutionary, former Black Panther, and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur for her contributions to the “Black Liberation Movement.” Garza is likewise a great admirer of Angela Davis (Communist Party USA and former Black Panther). Cullors has ties to the 60’s revolutionary terrorist group, Weather Underground, and led 600 Black Lives Matter protesters to Ferguson, MO in 2014 following the death of Michael Brown after he struggle with a police officer trying to take his weapon. Those protests resulted in 400 arrests, 20 civilian injuries, 37 St. Louis County police officers injured, 12 civilian cars burned, 2 police cruisers burned, and 29 buildings burglarized or vandalized all totaling about $5 Million.
All three BLM founders share a Marxist ideology and work for front groups of the “Freedom Road Socialist Organization” (FRSO), a self proclaimed “revolutionary socialist and Marxist-Leninist organization” which touts itself as a “new Communist movement” with its roots in the
60’s and 70’s revolutionary groups; groups like the League of Revolutionary Struggle, the Revolutionary Union, the Communist Labor Party, the October League, the Communist Workers Party, the Black Workers Congress, just to name a few. The FRSO website is wide open about its intentions, nothing covert there, and touts Communist revolutionaries including Mao Zedong, arguably the worst mass murderer in history killing 70 million in his takeover of China.
#2) In BLM’s short history they have inspired riots in several US cities, and protests in many more with provocative chants such as “What do we want? -DEAD COPS!! When do we want it? -NOW!!”, and “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ’em like Bacon!!”. “No Justice; No Peace”, just to hit the most popular ones. For 3 Years this has developed.
#3) Every generation has its rebels, but these are being funded by people like George Soros, who has given over $7 Billion to other radical Leftist groups like: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty Law Center, Soujourners, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women, and Moveon.org. Soro’s also funded the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri marching for #BLM, who burned those businesses, rioted and created havoc for the entire city, under the false narrative that Michael Brown was an innocent teenage boy who had his hands up and was gunned down in the street by a white racist cop. Soros and his Progressive friends would like nothing better than to see massive civil unrest in America’s streets. However, we cannot allow justification of terrorist activities from these revolutionaries any more than we can allow justification for Islamic terrorism. The desired culmination of these efforts will be bloody anarchy which will end in total and complete martial law, and the people will demand it.
#4) The protest in Dallas was indeed peaceful, up until the killing of 5 police officers and wounding 7 more, yet some of the protesters did, and one even confessed afterward on a call in radio program, that he and others had attempted to provoke police officers by various means of disrespectful behavior.
#5) Just less than 4 hours before the Dallas shooting, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam (an American black cult version of Islam) had posted a call for blacks to rise up in violence against whites saying, “…don’t let this white man tell you that violence is wrong.” “Every damn thing that he got, he got it by being violent — killing people, raping and robbing and murdering. He’s doing it as we speak, and then he has the nerve to come and tell us that violence and hatred won’t get it. Don’t buy that!…He is worthy to be hated.”
The Next Phase
BLM has now just recently formed with 30 other member organizations a new, broader organization of groups, and endorsed by another nearly 40 such groups, to form “The Movement for Black Lives” or “M4BL”, which codified it’s platform in conjunction with the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia. M4BL‘s platform reads like the Communist Manifesto demanding, among other things: Reparations, consisting of not just full and free access to all public education facilities including colleges and universities, but make it a “Constitutional Right”, not just for American blacks but for “all undocumented” as well as “formerly and currently incarcerated” and full retroactive forgiveness of all student loans, and a “guaranteed minimal livable income”.
M4BL goes on in their demands to “Divest-Invest“, in which funds for policing/incarceration would be diverted to education/employment programs. “Economic Justice” which demands “radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth” and a Communistic “End of exploitative privatization of natural resources” and demands “democratic control over how resources are preserved”. Verbatim it reads:
Because land is treated as a commodity, a minority of wealthy corporations and families disproportionately owns land in the U.S. and the resources on top of it. 60 percent of land is privately owned, with the wealthiest half-a-percent owning 35.6 percent of this land and the wealthiest 10 percent owning nearly 80 percent of it.
The lost little fact among these stats is the United States Government owns/controls over 1/3 of the land mass of the United States. That would, I think, fall under the category “democratically controlled”, according to the context of the statements hereto. This demand is right out of the Communist Manifesto’s 1st plank of abolishing private property ownership.
The M4BL ‘s “End the War on Black People” plank proclaims “We demand an end to the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people.” This entails and end to capital punishment, “ending the use of past criminal history to determine eligibility for housing, education, licenses, voting, loans, employment, and other services and needs.” It also requires the “repeal of the 1996 crime and immigration bills, an end to all deportations, immigrant detention, and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids, and mandated legal representation in immigration court.”
The Progressive Left has successfully used America’s black citizen’s for years. The BLM movement has been fully embraced by the Marxist Barack Obama. His Marxist/Progressive party successor Hillary Clinton will continue to use these communities and continue to keep them in the bonds of “social justice”, marching and working on behalf of those slave-masters who benefit from the people’s own labor. Every inner city disaster where the poor and oppressed black Americans are continuing to languish is, and has been run by these very Progressives for 50 years. The Bolsheviks are in control here. This entire movement has been initiated by them.
But alas, the answer to this entire problem is not political. It is not finance, education, or government which holds the answer. The answer to this problem is spiritual. Until people, black, white, brown, or otherwise get a grasp on who God is and who we are before him, this problem will not find relief. To the contrary, the very God has warned us that perilous times shall come. He also warned that nation who does not live by His standard, the Bible, is doomed to fail.
I agree that our country is more corrupt than we would like to admit. We have sown to the wind; now we shall reap the whirlwind. Nothing short of national revival of Biblical proportions will stay this judgement we have brought upon ourselves. But the people will not have it.
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Categories : American Heritage/History, Campus Protests/Black Lives Matter, General, Homeland Security, Political, Religious, Uncategorized
But just who is Khizr Khan? Is he simply the distraught father of another slain American son who died heroically in the service of his country? The following article gives a little depth to the subject. -DTN
By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD) • 8/1/16 10:03 AM
First Published in the Washington Examiner
Khan specializes in visa program accused of selling U.S. citizenship
The father of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq who is caught up in a war of words with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is an immigration lawyer who specializes in a highly controversial program accused of letting immigrants buy their way into the U.S.
Khizr M. Khan’s website notes that he works to help clients with the E-2 and EB-5 programs that let overseas investors buy into U.S. companies and also provides green cards for family members.
It also said that he helps in the purchase of U.S. real estate and businesses. The website lists his ability to practice in New York, though it gives a Washington phone number for the lawyer who lives in Virginia. A man who answered the phone said the website was correct, though he would not identify himself.
“The E-2 and EB-5 are two of the most notoriously abused visa categories that essentially allow wealthy foreigners to buy their way to U.S. residency, and possibly citizenship, with a relatively modest investment,” said Jessica Vaughan, the policy director for the Center for Immigration Studies.
The EB-5 program has been caught up in multiple scandals and critics are pressing Congress to kill it.
“The EB-5 is literally a ‘citizenship for sale’ program in which a visa for a whole family can be bought for as little $500,000,” Vaughan told Secrets. “It is literally a ‘citizenship for sale’ program, and it’s an amazing deal. Compared to other countries, America is the Walmart of investor visa programs,” she added.
One criticism is that it allows an immigrant to invest $500,000 in an approved type of business and in return get a set of green cards for the investor, the investor’s spouse, and all their under 21-years-of-age children.
Other documented problems include foreigners getting fleeced in fraudulent schemes to help them invest in the U.S.
There is no indication that Khan’s clients have been caught up in the controversies.
The Center for Immigration Studies has written several reports on problems with the green card investor program.
Khan also offers other immigration services, according to his website:
KM KHAN LAW OFFICE
Khizr Muazzam Khan
Attorney at Law
International Business Legal Advice and Representation
At the KM Khan Law Office we recognize that world economies are rapidly becoming more interdependent and integrated. We advise businesses and business owners from around the globe on a wide range of legal concerns, including:
— How to conduct business in the different parts of the world including the United States, Latin America, Asia, Middle East.
— How to select an appropriate business form – partnership, corporation or joint venture.
— The purchase or sale of commercial real estate.
— Issues related to franchise business.
— Legal representation in litigation and arbitration to resolve business dispute.
— E2 Treaty Investor and EB5 Investor Services and Immigration Services.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Categories : Homeland Security, Islam, Political, Religious, Sharia Law
***LATEST UPDATE BELOW as of Sept 10, 2016***
(Scroll down to see latest sponsor update)
Last December I published “Freedom of Speech: The Continued Assault on America’s Most Precious Liberty” which discussed the dangerous aspects of the bill giving special status/protection to one religious group. I published the entire text of the bill (without the list of sponsors) in that article- If you have not read it yet, you can see it here — https://definingthenarrative.com/2015/12/31/freedom-of-speech-the-continued-assault-on-americas-most-precious-liberty/
According to GovTrack.us the House Resolution which will give Muslims special status against “violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric” has gained many new co-Sponsors, all Democrats. This makes 145 co-Sponsors, all Democrats.
The bill is still in Judiciary Committee, which is comprised of 23 Republicans (including Louis Gomhert, Trey Gowdy, and Steve King) and 16 Democrats (including Hank Johnson, who thought the island of Guam would capsize with so many military personnel and equipt, and Sheila Jackson Lee).
Here is a link to the entire text of the bill in pdf itself so you can see the entire list of the original sponsors and download for your own use: https://ingrafted.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/hr-569-us.pdf
This bill is an American Muslim version of UN Resolution 16/18, a bill pushed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which represents the 56 Islamic nations around the world. Hillary Clinton stumped for it at Ankara, Turkey, while Sec of State.
HR 569 specifically names Muslims as a special class, worthy of protection from “bigotry or hateful rhetoric”. “Hateful rhetoric” is a subjective term and can mean anything, including criticism of Islam, and in the Shari’a “bigotry” can be something as simple as rejection of Islam itself, which is an offense to Muslims according to the Sharia, and justifies jihad. We are seeing the results of this manifested in European countries today. I do not ever recall a House Resolution which gives special preference to Jews, Christians, Buddhists, or any other religious group. It is outrageous!
We hear the propaganda from the media on a daily basis about how Muslims are the most persecuted group in America. The simple fact is, of all religious groups, Jews are still the most victimized. The FBI reports 62% of anti-Religion hate crimes are against Jews, compared to 11% against Muslims. While that FBI report is 2012, the latest available in a quick search, the latest data gathered by a media study group shows an uptick in post terror attack of about 17% in the next few weeks, but dropping back to 10% higher a year later. That would increase the overall anti-Muslim instances to about 12-13% of all anti-religious hate crimes are against Muslims while not changing the 62% against Jews appreciably.
This pro-Muslim bill is most likely being peddled by Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood organization who has had incredible influence on the Democrat Party members and some Republicans. They have free access to the White House and continue to have “preferred” status at WH events. CAIR is still listed as a “co-conspirator” in the 2008 terrorist funding trial, where several of its members were convicted and are currently in prison. The indictments ceased when Mr. Obama took office.
Contact your Representative as well as the House Judiciary Committee members which you will find at this link: http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/committee-members .
Tell them to stop HR 569 in Committee.
LATEST UPDATE as of 9/10/16: Most recent Additional Co-sponsor: Garamendi, John [D-CA3] (joined May 23, 2016)
Updated 5/17/2016 NEWEST Additional Co-sponsors are:
Foster, Bill [D-IL11] Capuano, Michael [D-MA7] Adams, Alma [D-NC12] Graham, Gwen [D-FL2] The Resolution now has 144 cosponsors (144 Democrats, 0 Republicans)
Updated on 4/28/16 -Newest additional Co-sponsors are: Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31] , Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53] , Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11] , Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] . The resolution now has 140 cosponsors (140 Democrats, 0 Republicans).
Updated on 4/22/16: HR 569 now has 136 Democrat sponsors (No Republicans to date). Latest additions include the following Representatives: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1] , Rep. David Scott [D-GA13], Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16], Clarke, Yvette [D-NY9] , Hoyer, Steny [D-MD5] , Kind, Ron [D-WI3] , Nolan, Richard [D-MN8] , Levin, Sander [D-MI9] , O’Rourke, Beto [D-TX16] , Visclosky, Peter [D-IN1], Beatty, Joyce [D-OH3]
Update 2/3/16: HR 569 now has 125 Democrat sponsors (No Republicans to date) Latest additions include the following Representatives: Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5], Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3] Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17] , Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18], Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32] , Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1], Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]< /a>, Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14], Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1].
Update 1/20/16 : There are now 115 Democrat sponsors on HR 569 (No Republicans to date). New additions include: Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51] Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12] Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29] Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1] Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7] Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7] Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL22] Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4]
Previous additions (1/11/16) include Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] , Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3] , Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] , Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40] , Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2] , Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2] , Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] , Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8] , Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2] , Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2] , Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14] , Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33] , Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] , Jared Huffman, D-CA; Steve Israel, D-CA; Alan Lowenthal, D-CA; Michelle Luian Grisham, D-NM; James McGovern, D-MA; Seth Moulton, D-MA; Patrick Murphy, D-FL; Raul Ruiz, D-CA; Louise Slaughter, D-NY; Adam Smith, D-WA.
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Categories : American Heritage/History, CAIR, Homeland Security, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Religious, Uncategorized
House Resolution 569 was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on December 17, 2015. It will be part of the legislation reviewed by Congress in 2016. Just to give you a peek at the language included, here is the introduction, right off the top of the bill:
“Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.”
Well, I think “violence” against anyone is already condemned and considered a crime under existing legislation across the land. “Bigotry and hateful rhetoric” has been the target of lawsuits, city ordinances, statutory law, and social pressure for generations now. So why do we need more legislation on the books condemning these behaviors and crimes against anyone? Of any religion? Race? Creed?
The U. S. Dept of Justice defines “hate crimes” as: “the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.” 41 states and the District of Columbia have laws against “hate crimes” on their books. These gist of these laws is that the penalty for committing a crime against a random victim is not as bad as for a crime against someone who has been targeted for one of the above reasons, which presupposes then the victim of a “hate crime” is hurt more than your average run of the mill victim. Seriously, an assault victim bleeds just as much whether the perp has chosen them because of a “hate” reason or an economic one, or for for whatever reason. A murder victim is just as dead whether chosen for the color of their skin or for the car they were driving, or the money in their pocket. Dead is dead, and the murderer is still a murderer and will spend the rest of their miserable lives in prison or be executed. As you can tell, I struggle with the logic of “hate crimes”.
Be that as it may, the fact remains there are plenty of laws on the books that address the issue for all victimized people, regardless of race, religion, etc.
But the point of this bill is this: Muslims are a special class of people, worthy of much higher standards of protection than, say, Jews, Christians, or Buddhists, Sikhs, or atheists.
So where does this idea come from? Well, I can tell you this much. It wasn’t the brainchild of Virginia Representative Don Beyer (D), sponsor of HR 569, who just happens to represent Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, which just happens to include the city of Falls Church, which just happens to be the location of the Dar al Hijra Islamic Center. This is the mosque, you may remember, where several of the Sept 11th hijackers attended, where Anwar al-Alawki was the Imam (before he fled to Yemen where a US drone took him out), and Major Nidal Hassan attended prior to his Jihad on Fort Hood. Dar al-Hijra just happens to be the mosque co-founded by Ismail Elbarasse, whose basement was a storage hold for a plethora of documents seized by the FBI in 2004, among which was the document known as the “Explanatory Memorandum for the Strategic Goal for the Muslim Brotherhood in North America”. This was one of the documents entered as evidence in the largest terrorism funding trial in US history. The mosque itself appears to have a long history of Islamic extremist and terrorist ties.
But, yet, even so, the Dar al-Hijra (“Land of Migration“) mosque is not the origin of HR 569.
HR 569 is but a mirror image of UN Resolution 16/18, which was formerly known as the “Defamation of Religion”, or more accurately “The International Blasphemy” law. The goal specifically in HR 569 is to stop any criticism of Islam or anyone or anything Islamic. This has been the steady mantra in the Islamic groups ever since President Obama stated in the UN General Assembly “The future must not belong to those who would slander the prophet of Islam.”
That statement was like blood in the water for sharks. It followed the White House propaganda line concerning the Benghazi affair where Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans were murdered by Islamic Terrorists. Muslim groups in the UN as well as around the country called for illegalizing criticism of Islam. The Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City posted a link on its own website to a petition for a “law against insulting one’s religion”.
Obama was echoed by the likes of Pakistani President Zardari who said, “The international community must not become silent observers and should criminalize such acts that destroy the peace of the world and endanger world security by misusing freedom of expression.” In other words, violence on the part of Muslims around the world must be expected when someone criticizes Islam or the prophet Muhammad, and it is the critic’s responsibility, not the violent Muslim’s.
That same chorus was joined by the newly elected Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi of Egypt, and then Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said it was time to put an end to the protection of Islamophobia masquerading as the freedom to speak freely. Turkey’s President Erdogen called Islamophobia “a crime against humanity”.
These officials were inside the UN in New York promoting their speech killing rhetoric while outside on the street and around the nation protestors were echoing the same thing, demanding the criminalization of free speech. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton co-chaired an international conference in 2011, applauding the adoption of UN Resolution 16/18, and promised to apply pressure at home in the United States to suppress Islamophobia.
UN Resolution 16/18 is the work of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest special interest group in the world and second largest governance body compared to the UN itself. OIC, funded largely by Saudi Arabia, represents 56 (Syria was 57) Islamic states throughout the world in their common interest of advancing the cause of Islam, which includes establishing the Sharia worldwide. OIC has been a subject of previous posts on this blog. For more information on OIC click here. The term “Islamophobia” was coined by OIC and propagated by CAIR, and has become part of the lexicon used to silence critics of Islam. (OIC’s inferred definition of “Islamophobia” does not mean ‘fear of Islam‘ as the word suggests; rather ‘critical of, unaccepting or hostile to Islam in any way‘.)
Obviously then, the OIC, by way of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), is behind HR 569.
CAIR was at the forefront immediately following the recent San Bernardino jihad (which left 14 dead and 22 wounded) and, according to Investors Business Daily, “running interference” between investigators and witnesses and suspects”.
“As medics were still removing bodies from the mass shooting, CAIR rushed to assemble a bizarre press conference, letting the media ask questions of Farook’s brother-in-law before the FBI had a crack at him.” – (H/T IBD read more here)
CAIR remains on the FBI’s “bad boy list”, and has been denied delisting by Federal Court as an ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ in the largest terror funding trial in US history in 2008 – Un-indicted because the current administration suspended all previous indictments concerning that trial. CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood organization and has been proven to have direct connections to HAMAS.
CAIR was proactive and led the narrative in the San Bernardino jihad about the concern of “backlash” against Muslims. Less than 2 days later, the US Atty General was leading the charge on CAIR’s behalf stating her greatest fear was not terrorist attacks, but retaliatory acts of violence against Muslims. She went on, while addressing a Muslim gathering, to include “rhetoric and bigoted actions” in her list of prosecutions under way.
CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood and all its affiliates are having great success formulating or perpetuating the narrative. Something tells me that “rhetorical terrorism” is a term that will be used by more than those spoiled little socialistic college students on college campus’ this fall. While they’ve been looking for a “safe space” from “impactful” words, the Islamists have been working to outlaw them.
Stephen Coughlin, expert in Sharia and Islamic terrorism, and past consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Daily Caller this:
“Over the last few years, major left-wing and Islamists organizations have been working diligently to reframe free speech in an oppositional narrative that distinguishes sanctioned speech, designated free speech, from hate speech in a long-term campaign to brand nonconforming speech as hate speech that is at first to be ridiculed and then criminalized”. (Read more Daily Caller)
Read that again. Major Coughlin has summarized the entire Progressive playbook into one paragraph.
HR 569 in the US Congress has little chance of passing even if it gets out of Judicial Committee. And it’s a resolution, not statute (Not that resolutions are not important and formative). However, the really scary thing is it does have 82 Co-Sponsors, all Democrats. 82. [UPDATED 2/3/16: HR569 now has 125 Democrat co-sponsors. For more updated info see here.]
You can download the entirety of HR 569 here complete with sponsors names, or see the text below. It’s not long and I promise it will raise your blood pressure!
RESOLUTION Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States. HRES 569– Whereas the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes and rhetoric have faced physical, verbal, and emotional abuse because they were Muslim or believed to be Muslim;
-Whereas the constitutional right to freedom of religious practice is a cherished United States value and violence or hate speech towards any United States community based on faith is in contravention of the Nation’s founding principles;
-Whereas there are millions of Muslims in the United States, a community made up of many diverse beliefs and cultures, and both immigrants and native-born citizens;
-Whereas this Muslim community is recognized as having made innumerable contributions to the cultural and economic fabric and well-being of United States society;
-Whereas hateful and intolerant acts against Muslims are contrary to the United States values of acceptance, welcoming, and fellowship with those of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;
-Whereas these acts affect not only the individual victims but also their families, communities, and the entire group whose faith or beliefs were the motivation for the act;
-Whereas Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing have been disproportionately targeted because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances; and
-Whereas the rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance plays into the false narrative spread by terrorist groups of Western hatred of Islam, and can encourage certain individuals to react in extreme and violent ways:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives— expresses its condolences for the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes; (2) steadfastly confirms its dedication to the rights and dignity of all its citizens of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;
(3) denounces in the strongest terms the increase of hate speech, intimidation, violence, vandalism, arson, and other hate crimes targeted against mosques, Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim;
(4) recognizes that the United States Muslim 12 community has made countless positive contributions to United States society;
(5) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all United States citizens, including Muslims in the United States, should be protected and preserved;
(6) urges local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes; and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes; and
(7) reaffirms the inalienable right of every citizen to live without fear and intimidation, and to practice their freedom of faith.
Well…isn’t that special…? I’m not even gonna unpack that sucker!!!
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