An illuminating discussion, as the truth meets cherished Leftist assumptions.
An illuminating discussion, as the truth meets cherished Leftist assumptions.
She failed to disclose a family relationship to an Iraqi terrorist. Ho hum! There was no American fatally affected.
I’m joking because in a story I read within the last day, but can’t remember where, a pro-more-refugees advocate qualified his comment about no refugees committing terror attacks to say—no US refugee committed a fatal terror attack on U.S. soil. That isn’t true, and, the main reason there aren’t more is that the cases have been foiled!
This is the story we reported in March.
(Dear Supreme Court, family members lie!)
We learn that the Iraqi female liar will admit guilt today.
From AP at the Lincoln Journal Star (hat tip: Joanne). BTW, I searched and searched for any photos of the perpetrators, but found none.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman living in the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee for the last decade is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday to federal charges after being charged with hiding her ties to the kidnapper of a U.S. contractor. [Translation—she lied on her refugee application and in her screening interviews!—ed]
Enas (eh-NAHS’) Ibrahim of Vienna was charged in March on allegations of visa fraud.
Prosecutors say Ibrahim, her husband and her husband’s brother all came to the U.S. and settled in the suburbs of the nation’s capital after receiving refugee status.
But prosecutors say the two men are brothers of Majid Al Mashhandani, who admitted participating in the 2004 kidnapping of U.S. contractor Roy Hallums.
Fraud, fraud and more fraud!
In addition to leaving out any reference to the Islamic terrorist brother because people told them in Iraq (who told them, a refugee contractor!) that they would be rejected from the refugee program if they revealed the terrorist brother, they FABRICATED PERSECUTION STORIES FOR THEMSELVES.
See the DOJ press release from March with all of the details of their lies.
How many more Iraqis lied to get in as refugees and to gain citizenship?
Checking Wrapsnet just now, I see that since the U.S. opened the floodgates for Iraqis we have admitted 140,576 with no end in sight!
Virginia is number seven in the top ten receiving states with 4,536.
EDITORS UPDATE: The Daily Caller reported:
Three Iraqi refugees were arrested Tuesday after illegally applying for citizenship, the Department of Justice announced.
Two of the refugees, Yousif Al Mashhandani, 35, of Vienna, Va., and Adil Hasan, 38, of Burke, Va., are biological brothers. Hasan’s wife Enas Ibrahim,32, was also arrested. The three refugees allegedly committed immigration fraud as they omitted the name of a terrorist relative on their refugee applications.
Yousif and Adil’s brother, Majid Al Mashhadani, was detained after he held an American citizen and other hostages for months in an underground bunker. When Yousif applied for citizenship in 2013, an FBI fingerprint analysis found a match on a document found at the underground bunker.
The applications the refugees filled out required them to detail family trees, and they all admitted to the FBI agents that they thought not including Majid would help them enter the U.S. The FBI also found that both Yousif and Adil had made up a kidnapping story involving a Shiite militia in order to claim persecution and admittance as refugees.
America and Europe are under full frontal assault, but it’s a silent war; attacking every vestige of Free Speech. MSM news outlets have been eerily silent; because they’re supplying the ammunition through their promotion of political correctness.
Americans have, for too long, taken their liberties and the right of freedom of speech for granted. The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights was created by our founding Fathers for the purpose of equipping its populace with all of the freedoms that had been deprived of themselves; that they fought and died for.
Our European counterparts, unfortunately were never granted the same rights and opportunities as delineated in our Bill of Rights, therefore attacks on freedom of speech under the guise of ‘hate speech’ have reached a tipping point.
Recently, German police raided 36 homes over ‘hateful’ Face book posts. The NYT reports that the raid comes as the country debates a new social media law, cracking down on ‘hate speech.’ Prime Minister, Merkel, had previously met with Face book’s Zuckerberg to discuss cracking down on the criticism of Islam on social media and now citizens are being fined for their ‘hateful rhetoric.’ In Europe, at the present, has become illegal to criticize the migrants or Islam, resulting in fines or detainment.
The U.N., Organization of Islamic Conference, a group of 57 Muslim states has been attempting to enforce global blasphemy laws, as delineated in The Istanbul Process, has been working for over 15 years to prevent or limit criticism of Islam and the Prophet.
Now the enforcement of ‘blasphemy laws’ are closer than we would have imagined. Canada, recently detained a Christian, conservative author, lecturer, social media blogger, and Tea Party Patriot, ‘Wild Bill for America;’ and confiscated his I-pad upon arrival at their airport. Wild Bill was on his way to speak at an anti-Islam conference. He was arrested and detained for seven hours, the authorities read his I-Pad, retreated behind closed doors and concluded that he was ‘smuggling hate speech on his I-Pad!’ Therefore, he was arrested for hate speech that he never spoke. His I-Pad was being sent to Ottawa for forensic examination and possible tariff violation. The actions of the Canadian officers clearly were supporting Sharia Law, where there can be no criticism of Islam. Furthermore, their actions set a very dangerous precedent for their citizens and foreigners travelling to Canada. Will their laptops, books and briefcases be confiscated because of their religious or political beliefs based upon suspicion or notoriety?
America has been under censorship for ‘hate speech’ just like our counterparts, but to a lesser degree Face book and Twitter has blocked, shut down or taken posts down when the blogger’s rhetoric was interpreted as being hateful, especially toward Islam. On our universities conservative speakers have been boycotted and shut down by anarchy groups such as Antifa, BLM and Muslim Brotherhood front groups, SJP and MSA. Universities have even created ‘Free Speech Zones’ designed to regulate freedom of speech or expression.
The regulation of Free Speech through legislation is perhaps the most dangerous of all. In April, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious, or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence or animus targeting a minority in the US.” What is disconcerting about this legislation is that it was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmagageUSA, formerly EmergeUSA, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, MPAC.
Most recently, the House has introduced a bill, H Res. 257, “condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence or animus targeting a minority in the U.S. This bill urges that the DOJ, FBI, Sate Dept. become involved in these efforts, therefore, law enforcement could enforce an alleged criminal act. Could this bill be a precursor to ‘Blasphemy Laws,’ where criticism of Islam could be punishable?
Americans must oppose any legislation that will result in the punishment of Free Speech.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala./PRNewswire/ — After receiving threats and negative blowback from an AL.com article by Cameron Smith entitled “A few Baptists and a GOP candidate walk into an Alabama mosque…” which mentions his recent speech at an Alabama mosque, Dr. Randy Brinson, physician, lay minister and candidate for the Republican Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions, spoke today about his recent visit to the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center.
“I had been asked by several Birmingham doctors to visit the medical clinic on the same property as the Islamic Center. They’d heard about my plans for health care reform and wanted to speak with me about that, and my other campaign positions. After we’d spoken about this, I was invited to an Interfaith meeting that was being held that evening with members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church. Until they asked me to participate, I had no idea that the Interfaith meeting was going on.”
“God opened this door for me, and I used the opportunity He’d given me to extend an olive branch and share my faith in the love and mercy of Jesus Christ to everyone there. It was a tremendous opportunity to do what we’re told to do in Mark 16:15, to proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
“Some people won’t vote for me because I went to a mosque and spoke to 140 Muslims about Jesus, and that’s okay. I don’t regret taking advantage of a God-given circumstance to bear witness and give my testimony about what the Lord has done in my life. If sharing my faith costs me this election, then so be it. I know what’s important, and first and foremost, that’s my salvation through Jesus Christ,” Brinson said.
In the AL.com article Cameron Smith wrote:
If you think a masjid might be intimidating to a few Baptists, imagine what it would be like for a few Muslims to spend time with 4,000 Baptists on Sunday morning in Alabama. In fact, Taufique’s estimate of the entire Muslim population in the greater Birmingham area is about the same size as my church’s membership roll.
[ … ]
But here’s the amazing part, we also discussed our clear theological conflicts. Their belief in the oneness of Allah is wholly incompatible with the Christian belief that Jesus was fully man and fully God. For Christians, Jesus’s divinity, death and resurrection is a necessary element for salvation. Muslims believe we will all stand before Allah on the Day of Judgment and to be measured against the Six Articles of Faith and our deeds during our lives.
The central tenets of one faith are heresy to the other. Neither the Baptists nor the Muslims in attendance made any attempt to downplay the disagreement or modify our respective theologies to make others more comfortable. It simply wasn’t necessary. Neither Christian nor Muslim likely won converts over the course of the evening, but we did take a critical step towards building friendships. [Emphasis added]
Brinson has a long history of faith-based activities. Apart from nearly 30 years at Taylor Road Baptist Church and countless mission trips, he has been involved in Christian music since 1999, when he brought WAY-FM to Montgomery. In 2003, he and his wife Pam formed Redeem the Vote to engage more people of faith in the political process. In 2006, he became head of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, and in 2008 was a senior advisor to Governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign.
Brinson stepped down as head of Redeem the Vote and the Christian Coalition earlier this year to run for the Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions.
An alliance of Central European countries led by Hungary has pledged to work together to stem the flow of illegal migrants into Europe.
It is refreshing to see countries in Central Europe finally stand up and defend their borders, and reject the suicidal immigration policies that have led other European countries into massive crime, debt and escalating jihad attacks.
Delegations to the Central European Defence Cooperation have declared themselves “united against mass illegal migration”; which is tantamount to saying that they are “united against the hijrah.”
An additional difficulty with unvetted migrants swarming Western borders has been contagious illnesses. A Yemini asylum seeker with tuberculosis who visited a kindergarten class in Germany several times is said to have possibly infected up to “18 children and four adults with the disease.”
“Hungarians Declare: ‘Central Europe Stands United Against Mass Illegal Migration’”, Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, June 21, 2017:
An alliance of Central European countries led by Hungary has pledged to work together to stem the flow of illegal migrants into Europe at a meeting in Prague.
Delegations to the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) group from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic were, according to a report on the Hungarian government’s official website, “united against mass illegal migration”.
Defence ministers at the summit agreed to “facilitate the quick and joint mobilization of civilian, police and military capabilities” in defence of the European Union’s external borders.
Elaborating on the reasons behind Hungary’s robust anti-mass immigration stance, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán explained: “What we want is a Hungarian Hungary and a European Europe.”
The Fidesz leader said his government “won’t participate in experiments aimed at changing Hungary or Europe, in which Europe’s cultural traditions would be swept aside to be replaced by a mixture of other cultures, religions and worldviews, allowing masses to enter without control”…..
See my post yesterday immediately following the surprising announcement by the Supreme Court on the Trump ‘travel ban’ from six terror-producing countries and the ceiling/moratorium on refugee resettlement across all countries and ethnic groups.
This morning I thought I might find an article or two that sounded reasonably informed about what is going to happen in the coming days and weeks. I didn’t find anything (yet) that looks very useful. Everyone seems confused.
There is an LA Times story with a juicy nugget where they say 50,500 refugees (yikes!) are waiting in the wings from the six targeted ‘travel ban’ countries. And, a Buffalo News story is representative of the myriad stories from across the country where refugee contractors are scratching their heads about what it all means for them. Those that get mostly refugees with “family ties” believe they will be getting their full quotas of paying clients.
So, as much as I would like to give readers guidance on what is going to happen, I can’t. But, here are some thoughts I have in random order. Some are comments, others are questions.
From an e-mail:
To learn more about the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision for refugees and non-citizens, join HIAS for a briefing call on Thursday, June 27 at 4:30 pm EST. Click here to RSVP and receive a call-in number.
[Update! A reader has pointed out that Thursday is the 29th! So, I expect there will be an e-mail correction coming from HIAS—ed]
I’m sure I’ve forgotten some things, and if I find some great legal mind who can predict what is going to happen beginning on Thursday, I’ll send it your way. In the meantime, send story links that you think add to the discussion to the comments here at RRW.
***Federal contractors in a tizzy. Since the vast majority of their annual income is from the US Treasury based on the number of refugees admitted each year, their budgets have again gone to hell. Not that I am sympathetic about their financial mess, but this is why Congress has to get the middlemen contractors out of the refugee business!
The Democratic Party has gone on the offensive and adopted the strategies of Jihad to overthrow the government of President Donald Trump.
Former radical Muslima Isik Abla lists and describes the 8 types of jihad currently being waged against Western countries in their campaign to rule the world under Islam.
According to Abla “population jihad or cultural jihad” is the concept of populating the world with more Muslims than Christians, Jews or people of other religions or no religions. Abla said that this not only refers to the migration of Muslims and their invasion of foreign cultures, but it also is a call for Muslims already embedded in Western countries to have more children than non-Muslims.
The Democratic Party and its new religion of Liberalism supports mass migration of Muslims with hostile cultural norms and illegal immigration to swell the numbers of their intersectional resistance movement against President Trump. The new Democratic Party of jihad is a supremacist culture that tolerates only those who adhere to their left-wing liberal narrative of political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism. They suppress freedom of speech through censorship, physical intimidation, and by interrupting and obstructing the expression of opposing points of view particularly on college campuses.
One of the most influential forms of jihad is “media jihad” which Abla said allows Muslims to influence the way Westerners think or feel about Islam and particular political candidates. Abla asserted that Muslims spend billions of dollars building partnerships with major television networks and other major media outlets.
“In the United States many media channels’ partnerships are bought by Muslims. There are so many Muslims behind the scenes in power because they invest money. They invest billions into the Western world’s media. You can take anything and make any person a monster or hero in the eyes of people through media. It is easy to manipulate and brainwash people through media. It is the easiest way and most powerful channel as a weapon. We saw it in the previous elections. We see it in the world. They can get you to believe anything about any candidate that they want you to believe.”
She also said that one of the biggest media jihad initiatives is to promote the idea that “Islam is the religion of peace. Whoever says this is part of media jihad.”
The globalists who own the mainstream media giants are all colluding in a very unAmerican attempt to overthrow the government of America-first President Trump and end American democracy. Their motive is the creation of an internationalized world which provides an unimpeded internationalized market for their products. Obama, the globalist elite’s puppet, was groomed to be the globalist prince and Hillary was his designated legacy. Obama and Clinton were Saul Alinsky’s most famous students. Their mission was to bring social chaos to America and transform our democracy into socialism. Socialism with its cradle-to-grave government control is the necessary condition before society can become part of an internationalized world and transformed into the globalist elite’s plan for one-world government. President Trump is the single greatest threat to globalism and one-world government.
Globalism is the big lie of the 21st century. There is no social justice or income equality in one-world government only masters and slaves. The American people rejected Liberalism’s narrative and surprised the globalists by voting for American democracy, American sovereignty, and America-first domestic and foreign policies. So what do the swamp creature do? They double-down on reporting of false accusations, frivolous lawsuits, and fake news in an attempt to topple our constitutionally elected President and destroy American democracy.
Media jihadis took a play from Obama’s mentor socialist Saul Alinsky’s 1971 manual Rules for Radicals. “Mock your opponent; there is little defense for mockery” — “Accuse them of doing what you do and of being who you are” — Rub raw the sores of discontent — “don’t worry about how big and outrageous your lies sound; just keep repeating it often enough and long enough and it will come to be believed.”
The Democratic Party relied on their unaware, compliant, misinformed supporters to rally around them and join their growing “resistance” movement. Facts were never checked, it was a repeat of Ben Rhodes’ infamous Obama White House echo chamber that duped the public about the Iran deal. In a stunning admission of guilt Ben Rhodes admitted that the White House created an echo chamber of false information that was repeated incessantly by the mainstream media to elicit public support for the Iran deal.
President Trump has exposed the anti-American Iran deal for what it is – an illegal transfer of 1.7 billion dollars of US taxpayer money to the biggest state sponsor of terrorism on the planet. In that single deceitful move Obama resuscitated his beloved Iran’s failing economy.
Another way in which Islam is trying to gain influence in the cultures of the Western world, Abla said, is by devout Muslims paying tuition for other Muslims to attend prestigious Western universities like Harvard, Yale, Oxford or Cambridge. “These are going to be the people of the future to be in high positions,” she explained. “They pay their Harvard education, they pay Princeton, they pay Yale. We were shoveling money to this kind of educational Jihad so those people could be in high places in power to dictate what needs to happen in the Western world [and] to Islamize the Western world. This is an ideology type of Islam and I was part of that.
Education jihad has two parts. One is very powerful countries like Saudi Arabia, they invest into these colleges. They give millions of dollars a year. … So they have a lot of saying into these colleges’ curriculums. The other way is by sending these Muslim youths into these colleges. What happens is when they graduate, they don’t have green cards but they have the highest chance of being hired by a company to get a green card.”
The Democrat’s educational jihad in America begins in elementary school where students are indoctrinated into Liberalism’s tenets of political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism. Instead of patriotism, honor, achievement, and self-determination their teachers inculcate them with the Leftist propaganda featuring American self-loathing and socialist ideology. Students are pressured toward conformity rather than creativity. They are taught that trying is the same as achieving and that all of them are butterflies. Group projects, group think, group assignments all in preparation of socialism.
The three pillars of American society God, government, and family are under attack by Liberalism’s campaign of destruction. The hippies, socialists, and anarchists on campus in the 60s did not go quietly into the night. They graduated and reconstituted themselves as the parents, teachers, professors, administrators, politicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, script writers, media writers, computer data miners, and the heads of industries that are in positions of influence to implement their mission to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism.
Liberalism’s anti-American curriculum is provided courtesy of Tavistock Institute’s network of foundations. Tavistock Institute for those who may not know began in England and was exported to the United States after WWII to destroy America from within. Tavistock turned the principles of Freudian psychology and the unconscious into instruments of mass psychology for mind control and propaganda. Tavistock is now a six billion dollar network of foundations whose goal is one-world government. The Tavistock formula includes deception, brainwashing, conditioning, peer pressure, revisionism, moral relativity, and echo chambers all designed for social engineering toward one-world government. The entire educational curriculum in the United States has been infected with Tavistock Institute indoctrination. The first priority for Education Secretary DeVos must be curriculum overhaul.
Abla also discussed economic jihad or financial jihad. Much like media jihad, wealthy and influential radical Muslims are investing in various businesses, banks, stocks and properties in the Western world. The goal behind this kind of investing is to obtain power within the culture.
“Anywhere that you invest money, you have cultural power. Anywhere you are a shareholder, you have cultural power. You have a voice when you invest your money. That voice is the voice of Islam. When you invest your money in any field, you are basically buying people, you are basically buying companies. They are going to sooner or later going to mold into your ideology.”
Jihad has been an intrinsic part of Islam since the 7th century. Islam has waxed and waned in socio-political influence over the centuries but the discovery of oil in the Middle East reversed Islam’s decline and launched the modern extremely well funded campaign of jihad against the West. Jihadis went on a shopping spree buying Western politicians, university chairs (to establish Islamic studies departments), land for mosques (cultural centers), businesses, airlines, sophisticated weapons and expertise.
Economic jihadis also took a play from Obama’s mentor socialist Saul Alinsky’s 1971 manual Rules for Radicals. Alinsky instructed his revolutionaries to, “Stop throwing bombs and demonstrating, clean yourself up, cut your hair and put on a suit and get into the system and change it from within.” The economic jihadis have cloaked themselves in Western garb and insinuated the Muslim Brotherhood operatives into every sphere of American life particularly where they have the most power and influence to do the greatest damage.
Barack Obama, the most lawless anti-American president ever to hold office was an Alinsky follower. When he campaigned on “hope and change” most Americans had no idea his goal was to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism. Saul Alinsky wrote, “Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.” Alinsky described what America has become after eight years of Obama’s anti-American, pro-Muslim, radical socialist policies. Obama supported all eight Islamic jihads as well as all eight Democratic Party jihads during his two terms and continues to publicly support them.
Physical jihad, the war against infidels, is probably the most recognizable form of jihad because terrorist groups like the Islamic State, Boko Haram and others are constantly in the news as they continue to kill nonbelievers and dissenting Muslims in places like the Middle East and Africa and carry out attacks on soft targets in the West. Some Muslims are brainwashed into believing that Muslims are called to carry out wars against Christians, Jews and others until everyone dies or they become Muslims. Specifically, Abla pointed to Quran 2:171-173. They believe in ethnic cleansing. So when you ask about physical jihad, it is not only war and defense, it includes ethnic cleansing — genocide. Muslims are called to carry out jihad until everybody is either killed or recites the Muslim declaration of faith.
The Democratic Party was guilty of fomenting violence against Trump supporters at campaign rallies and now that he is President Trump they foment violence over social media, in print media, in classrooms, and on mainstream news programming. In a shocking display of hypocrisy politicians and pundits expressed support for a play that dramatizes the stabbing murder of President Trump nightly. Some Democrats even expressed support of the shooting of Congressman Scalise at the Republican baseball team practice. It is monstrous! These sniveling hypocrites would need play-doh, safe spaces, and counseling if the Republicans had staged the nightly murder of Barack Obama on Broadway or if some comedian held up his severed head. It is unseemly and entirely unAmerican. In America we VOTE! We do not promote violence and incite anarchy – we field a better candidate for the next election – but the Democratic Party no longer plays by the rules of the Constitution – they play by the rules of Jihad and Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
Democrats seem comfortable and even entertained by incitement to violence against Republicans:
1. Tim Kaine specifically asked for blood in the streets.
2. Loretta Lynch did the same.
3. Obama asked for his supporters to rise up. “If Republicans bring a baseball bat, you bring a gun.”
4. CNN announced who would take over the government if all elected Republicans were killed during Trump’s inauguration.
5. A New York Shakespeare play dramatizes the killing of President Trump nightly.
6. Snoop Dog kills President Trump in a video.
7. Kathy Griffin decapitates President Trump in a photo shoot.
8. Madonna: “I’ve thought a lot about blowing up the White House.”
9. Marilyn Manson kills President Trump in a music video.
10. Larry Miller jokes about suffocating Trump with the pillow they used to kill Scalia.
Abla warned against efforts to bring sharia courts or sharia councils to the United States like they have done in places in the United Kingdom. Abla accused those trying to set up “sharia courts” in the United States of using democracy to stop freedom. “They take an action [under the guise] of human rights and religious freedom. It is unbelievable. They use your law against you.”
Sharia courts in the United States establish a two-tier system of justice – one for Muslims and one for non-Muslims. This is entirely un-American but the Democratic Party and its pro-Muslim narrative support sharia courts because ultimately they will create social chaos. It is counter-intuitive and difficult to embrace the fact that the Democratic Party seeks to destroy American democracy. Only if you are mindful of this goal can you understand the sinister destructive social policies they support.
Legal jihad is another weapon being used against President Donald Trump. The defeated Democrats are colluding with the mainstream media to create an echo chamber of false accusations, fake news, and demands for groundless investigations and frivolous lawsuits to impede President Trump and sabotage his administration by preoccupying them in court. The theory of lawfare against President Trump is that if the President and his administration are spending their time and resources defending themselves in court he will not be able to govern effectively, keep his promises to strengthen and make America great again, or more importantly investigate the criminal activities of Obama and his gang. The unprecedented executive overreach and lawlessness of the Obama administration must be investigated. The Democrats hope that disappointment in President Trump will reward the Democrats with a gain of enough seats in the midterm election to impeach him.
Muslim humanitarian groups are using people’s desperation to get them to convert to Islam and say the Shahada, according to Abla. She warned that displaced non-Muslims in high-need countries in Africa and other places throughout the world are being denied food unless they convert to Islam.
“If you want to get help, you register as a Muslim. Even nominal Christians, they may be in so much need and register as Muslims to receive aid. Then they say that if you want to continue to get this aid, you need to come to Quran course once a week, you need to come to Friday prayer meetings. They start luring you little by little. First, you just fill out a piece of paper to get food. After three months, they say ‘We change our rules, you need to come to prayer meeting.’ After that, you need to put your kids into Muslim school.”
The deceitful “humanitarian” organizations of the Democratic Party financed by globalist elite war profiteer George Soros under the banner of his Open Society Foundations are particularly sinister. Under the guise of being a “humanitarian” grant-making network, Soros funds and foments anarchy and the destabilization of economies all over the world. He is the puppet master pulling the strings of the useful idiots who have no idea that he is not a philanthropist – he is a carpetbagger who destroys economies through currency collapse and then buys the country’s assets on the cheap. He is a despicable plunderer who is using his enormous wealth and influence to advance his agenda of one-world government.
George Soros is a currency speculator who redistributes wealth under the guise of “humanitarian” services. The 7 steps of his regime/currency collapse listed by keywiki are:
Today Soros is setting the stage to benefit monetarily as well as politically through the death throes of the European Union and the euro. A European regulatory regime takes the world one step closer to Soros’ dreamed of open society with no borders. Once Europe is controlled totally by regulation, he simply waits for the United States to finish its regulatory capitulation and then combines the two. A New World Order will be all but complete at this point.
Muslims who hold power or public office in the West try to downplay the role of Islam when it comes to violence and terror, thus carrying out the “political jihad,” Abla said. As an example, she pointed to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to three bombings that injured over 30 people in New York City and New Jersey last September that was carried out by a man believed to be influenced by extremist ideology. Khan said that terrorist attacks like that are “part and parcel of living in a big city.” In March, an attack in London claimed by Islamic State killed three pedestrians and a police officer and injured over 50 people. “[He] said that this kind of attack should be expected,” Abla said of the mayor, who is Muslim. “So this is a good example of being Muslim and having political power and making it seem like it is normal and desensitizing people to terrorism to stop giving reactions to Muslim terrorists. They say, ‘We live in a big city and attacks like this are normal.’ I lived like terrorism is normal in the Middle East and a Muslim country. Politically bringing this to the Western world, with these people who are in power saying ‘Islam is a religion of peace and terrorism is going to happen.’ It becomes part of your life. When I was in the Muslim world, it was part of my life. I used to hear gunshots and machine guns. I grew up with PTSD. It became normal and it was part of my life but it was not part of my life when I came to America. Now, they are trying to make it part of your life.”
The Leftist media fosters ignorance and complacency about the magnitude of the jihad threat because war makes strange bedfellows. The Leftists and the Islamists have common cause today to bring down America. Both parties seeking power and control of the societies they attack. The irony is that the globalist elites are using them both as useful idiots to create the social chaos the globalist elite require to impose their own dream of one-world government that they themselves will rule.
Globalism is an old story described unapologetically in chilling detail 65 years ago by Lord Bertrand Russell in 1952 in his book The Impact of Science on Society. The anti-Trump movement thinks it is so original in its “resistance” but in fact its members were encouraged and manipulated to become exactly who they are by the pervasive Tavistock Institute indoctrination that disguised itself as education in America. Two generations of children are now Stepford adults – their “revolution” entirely scripted in 1952 when Bertrand Russell described the globalist elites one-world government as the self-serving answer to the Malthusian problem of the Earth’s resources being unable to sustain the population growth.
The United States of America is the greatest experiment in individual freedom, upward mobility, and the rule of law that the world has ever known. It is what explains America, what made America great, and what defines the American dream. “Only in America” was not a slogan it was a reality for millions of people who came to America legally to make a better life for themselves and their families. The American dream is what incentivized innovation and small businesses that made America the powerhouse that it was after WWII – it is also what provoked the wrath of our enemies intent on destroying our democracy and American way of life.
The sadness for America is that the Democratic Party no longer reflects the values of American democracy – they have been overtaken by radical socialists who have embraced intersectionality and the politics of victimhood. It will be the death of American democracy if the Democrats are successful in overthrowing the government of President Trump. Like witless adolescents the Democrats are intoxicated with the thrill of rebellion and the community of “resistance.” They are too arrogant to realize that they are useful idiots being manipulated by the globalist elites to create social chaos and replace President Trump’s America-first agenda with socialism. Socialism will then be replaced with one-world government where there is no place for anarchists, cry-bullies, or useless degrees in social justice. The globalist elites will exterminate the useful idiots as easily as Hitler exterminated 6 million Jews in Germany. Game over.
As I warned…
MEMRI: The month of Ramadan, the month of fasting, has a special status as the month of religious spirituality and devotion. However, in Muslim tradition it is also perceived as a month of jihad and martyrdom, a month in which Allah grants military victories to His believers. It was during Ramadan that Muslims triumphed in many of their battles, among them the battle of Badr in 624 between supporters of Muhammad and a merchant caravan of the Quraysh tribe; the conquest of Mecca in 630 and of Andalusia in 711; the battle of Al-Zallaqa in 1086, in which Spanish Muslims defeated the Castilians near the city of Badajoz on today’s Portuguese border, and the 1973 War (called The Ramadan War).
Given the historic religious and military significance of Ramadan, Islamist and jihadi groups, and sometimes also mainstream Arab organizations and Arab media, escalate incitement to jihad and martyrdom during this month. Messages, articles and sermons that are published on the occasion of Ramadan and explain the connection between Ramadan and jihad and often stress the following themes:
BLOODIEST 2017 RAMADAN IN MODERN HISTORY
CBN, June 26, 2017:
This year’s Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, has been one of the bloodiest in modern history.
Figures compiled by Breitbart News, show a record number of 1,627 people were murdered by Islamic terrorists during 30 days of prayer and fasting that started May 27 and ended June 24. More than 1,800 were injured.
Those numbers are significantly higher than 2016 when 421 people were killed and 729 injured.
The attacks occurred in 29 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia, with Iraq bearing the brunt of the attacks.
On Sunday, the first day of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, thousands of Iraqis flocked to mosques in Baghdad to pray for peace.
“I pray to God that the first day of Eid will be a day of peace and security for Iraq and all Iraqis, “said Sayef al-Zaidie, a local Islamic preacher.
The end of Ramadan comes this year as Iraqi forces have been waging a fierce battle to retake Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, from Islamic State militants.
Many of those who took part in Sunday prayers hoped for victory against the Islamic militants.
“I pray to God to protect those who fighting the Islamic State group,” said Yahya Misef, a Muslim worshipper. “I also pray to God to that all the displaced will be able to go back to their homes.”
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.
On the surface it might appear that the Trump Administration has won an important victory in the Supreme Court which ruled just a few hours ago on the so-called “travel ban” Executive Order, but in my view the Court has created an enormous bureaucratic mess, not to mention having re-written Refugee law! What were they thinking???
I know, I know, they will decide the case on the merits after hearing it next fall (and this decision does show where they are leaning), but from now until then there will be nothing but chaos and controversy relating to travel from the 6 countries and regarding the refugee admissions CEILING. Remember readers, I am not a legal beagle, but the minute I heard some of the convoluted balancing of equities argument I thought my head would explode!
The gist of the decision is that Trump (the President) can halt immigration from the six (although incomplete list) of terror-producing countries unless the wannabe entrant (for any purpose) “can credibly claim a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
So, I guess that means the court has decided in advance who the potential terrorists are and that they can’t possibly be someone who has a relative here already or is coming to college at the University of Hawaii (or any college) or connected to any “entity” (a VOLAG perhaps!).
Of greater interest to me is that, although Trump can have his refugee admissions ceiling of 50,000 (remember CEILING is not a target), but the ceiling can be surpassed (says the majority opinion) in the remaining months of this fiscal year (up to September 30th) if the wannabe refugees have relatives here (what if 10,000, 20,000 and so forth have relatives here!).
Can you see the potential for fraud as all over the world, migrants wishing to get to America are scrambling to have relatives or a bona fide entity with which to associate themselves.
So, in effect the Supreme Court (led by Chief Justice Roberts) has just rewritten the Refugee Act of 1980!
The Act allows the President to exceed his designated ceiling (and here they agree it is 50,000!) only by making a case for an emergency and consulting with Congress. Well, forget that! Looks like the Supreme Court is now determining the number of refugees to be admitted to America.
(I concede real lawyers might have a different interpretation, but reading the Court’s decision today one wonders if they read the Refugee Act!).
Here in the dissent written by Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch you can clearly see the bureaucratic and legal mess the Court has thrown to a State Department not firmly in the White House’s control, not to mention the parade of court cases the three dissenting Justices envision.
Here is the opinion. I invite you all to make up your own minds, send comments with your analysis.
Here is the portion of the dissent that says it all:
EDITORS NOTE: Here are two other comments on this SCOTUS decision:
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel American Center for Law and Justice:
“We’re very pleased with the court granting the stay concerning the most significant aspects of the president’s executive order on immigration. At the same time, we’re very pleased that the high court has agreed to hear the case in the fall. It has been our position from the very beginning that the president – the commander-in-chief – has both the constitutional and statutory authority to issue the order. President Trump acted lawfully and constitutionally with the intent to protect the national security of the United States. We are confident that the high court will conclude on the merits that the president was acting within his constitutional authority.”
Art Arthur, resident fellow Center for Immigration Studies:
“Justice Thomas, Justice Alito and Justice Gorsuch would simply allow the second executive order – the one from March – to go into effect today. The two other more moderate conservative Justices, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy, are on the fence.”
“[Under this ruling, however] some individuals who would seek harm to the American people or our institutions may get in simply because they have relationships with individuals or entities within the United States. But the Supreme Court appears willing to take that risk at the present time.”
I was arrested in Canada for “smuggling hate speech” on his iPad. Here is my video report on what actually happened.
Wild Bill’s ANTI HATE Hate Speech Arrested by Canada Border Police. This is the speech I was to give in Canada. The cops read the script and ARRESTED ME FOR HATE SPEECH……..watch and decide if this is hate speech.
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“Nations seek to gain time through appeasement before the Islamic tide washes over them: But that is folly.”
We have witnessed over and over again Arab and Muslim war crimes on a never ending spiral of horror inflicted upon non-Muslims worldwide and particularly upon Israel’s civilian population. No doubt, future salvos of missiles will rein down upon Israeli villages, towns and cities, fired by Iran’s proxy Hamas, the brutal occupiers of Gaza, and by its Hezbollah proxy which infests Lebanon. As before, the world will yawn.
And daily crimes committed by the Arabs, calling themselves Palestinians, who stab, bomb and mow down Israeli civilians will invariably go unmentioned in the world’s media. A most egregious example of the media’s double standard was the recent terror attack in Jerusalem, Israel, by three Palestinians, which resulted in the grisly stabbing to death of a young 23 year old Israeli policewoman and the wounding of three civilians.
The BBC’s grotesque headline ran, “three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.” The BBC report only mentioned the deaths of the three Palestinian murderers and failed to note that they were terrorist who murdered a young border policewoman.
But then, remarkably, the same media will doubtless awaken when the Jews have the unmitigated gall, temerity and chutzpah to defend themselves against unbearable Muslim violence and provocation, as they were forced to do during the last Gaza War.
It will be then, as always, that an outpouring of brutish and irrational hatred towards the Jewish state will explode in much of the morally bankrupt mainstream media, and among the thousands of hate filled Muslims who will take to the streets of European capitals with their duped young European followers in violent displays of mindless enmity.
The world had also yawned before and during the dark years of World War 2 when Jews were disappearing all over Europe. It was a time of towering intolerance and we have now retreated to those terrible years yet again.
It was then that Hitler targeted the Jews, always the victims of prior and ancient religious calumnies. Far too many of the peoples of Europe aided and abetted the German Nazis’ systematic slaughter of the stateless and hapless Jewish communities. But long dark centuries preceded Nazism as Jews throughout Europe were martyred in their millions at the hands of both the Church and the temporal powers. Indeed if you need to know the name of the largest Jewish cemetery in the world: It is Europe.
But once the Nazi hordes were driven back and defeated the cry became, “Never Again.” But it is happening again. The same world, albeit now with the children and grandchildren of that mostly compliant generation that allowed the Nazi horror to grow and metastasize, are again turning against the Jews and against the reconstituted biblical and ancestral Jewish homeland: Israel.
But this time the intolerance that is leading them into a new dark age is that which Winston Churchill called a 7th century ideology wrapped in a religion: Islam.
Here are the words of Churchill, one of the world’s greatest patriots who helped save the world from the Nazi juggernaut of death:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!“
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
“A degraded sensualism deprives this [Muslim] life of grace and refinement; the next of dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men … all [Muslims] know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
“Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
“Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”- (Winston Churchill on Islam in his book, The River War)
In the first volume of my trilogy, Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state, I ended the concluding page as follows:
“I for one realize that Islam will never accept a non-Islamic state in lands once conquered in the name of Allah. Therefore I no longer include in my articles or essays the phrase, the Arab-Israel conflict or the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Instead, I call it the Israel-Islam conflict. Alas, that is what it is, what it always has been, and what it always will be.”
In Volume Two, I concluded with these words:
“The appeasement of the Arab and Muslim world will bring the exact opposite of what the appeasers seek.”
Winston Churchill wrote the following:
“Appeasement is like feeding a crocodile in the hope he will eat you last.”
I went on to add:
“The crocodile has no feelings of sympathy, nor does the Muslim Arab whose culture considers concessions a form of weakness and will offer no reciprocal concessions but cruelly demand more and more. It reminds me of the ancient saying from the Jewish Ethics of the Fathers: ‘Whoever is merciful to the cruel, ends by being cruel to the merciful.’”
The third volume of Politicide includes example after example of just such appeasement by growing numbers of individuals in the West towards the voracious Muslim appetite for world conquest, for a Caliphate and for triumphant Islam. Those individuals include politicians, tenured professors, journalists, entertainers, ad nauseam.
Nations seek to gain time – before the Islamic tide washes over them – through appeasement. They do so by ever growing hostility and intolerance towards the embattled Jewish state and towards those who warn against placating jihadi terror in the hope of assuaging the Islamic appetite. But it is all folly.
Western European nations are now submerged in an ever growing, Sharia compliant, Islamic monster that is within the gates. In a generation or two, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Scandinavian countries and Britain may no longer retain a Judaeo-Christian culture or civilization except in small pockets, always besieged by a Muslim majority they so foolishly allowed to grow and strengthen within their borders.
The world is changing and Israel, the one Jewish state, now finds itself after years of foolish concessions to an implacable Muslim and Arab foe, left with so little land, and with a Palestinian Authority occupying territory in the very heartland of the Jewish people’s patrimony – Judea and Samaria – called by its Jordanian Arab name: the ‘West Bank’.
And then there is Gaza: A finger of land pointing into Israel’s heart like some cancerous tumor. This territory is occupied by Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood branch of the so-called Palestinian Arabs.
As Adrian Morgan, a past editor of Family Security Matters, in his foreword to the third volume pointed out, this Islamic organization is motivated by an abiding hatred of Jews and not only wishes to exterminate the Jewish state and all its citizens, but seeks to destroy Jews throughout the world.
And now, after Israel in 2005 drove out its own citizens from their villages and farms in Gaza, 10,000 Jewish refugees from Gaza live within Israel, their lives embittered by such a breathtakingly stupid Israeli concession.
Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in the hope that the Arabs would live peaceably with them and share in the benefits for all that comes from a true and lasting peace, Israeli villages and towns in southern and central Israel endure a barrage of deadly missiles.
So many Israeli concessions forced upon weak Israeli leaders by friends and foes alike have endangered Israel’s existence more than the combined military and terroristic Arab aggression against her since her reconstitution as a Jewish nation in 1948.
As you will read in the many chapters of Volume Three, and in the two previous volumes of Politicide, Israeli concessions have never been met by Arab and Muslim concessions: Never.
The outrageous euphemisms employed to mask Israeli capitulation are well known. “Land for Peace” is the term used to sanitize Israeli national suicide. Land, precious land, with spiritual, historical, and strategic value to Israel, has been given away to persuade the Muslim Arab enemy to join in the benefits of peaceful coexistence.
But it is a disastrous charade played upon the Jewish state for, in return for painful Israeli concessions of territory, the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, never, ever offer peace but endless intolerance, terror and greater and greater demands.
Another suicidal euphemism to mask Israel’s gradual destruction is, “The Two-State-Solution.” This abomination has permitted a delusional belief that two states can live side by side in peace with each other. One state is Israel, a democratic nation. The other state would be “Palestine,” – an artificial creation that has never existed as a sovereign nation in all of history – that would live and breathe relentless and genocidal aggression towards its neighbor, Israel.
For such a state to exist that patently and demonstrably has no desire – because of its adherence to its Islamic faith – to ever give up its ambition to destroy the Jewish state, will be the ultimate fatal error of any Israeli government.
It is national suicide and the very euphemism, “Two-State-Solution,” echoes in its hideous similarity that other euphemism employed by Nazi Germany as it systematically exterminated 6,000,000 Jews: “The Final Solution.”
Let me quote from words I wrote in one of the chapters in Politicide; words which, I believe, must be stated over and over again.
“Even though the native and indigenous peoples of Israel are the Jews, and even though the Land of Israel was given to the Jewish people in an eternal covenant with God, it does not matter to Islam’s adherents, for wherever the Muslim foot has once trod triumphal, that territory is forever regarded as Islamic. It becomes the Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam).
“If such territory is lost to Muslims, it enters the Dar al-Harb (the House of War). Allah has been diminished and the land must be retaken however long it takes. Peace, then, is merely a mirage in the desert sands.
“Too many world leaders fail to understand the Muslim mindset. Israeli leaders, who of all people should know better, still fall into the fatal trap of believing that the Western model of lasting peace between nation-states can equally apply in the Middle East between Muslim and non-Muslim nations. It is a fatal fallacy.”
Thus we reach the year 2017. It is a year in which anti-Semitism is on the rise by quantum leaps and the international guilt that permeated nation states after the Holocaust is fast withering away. The spectacle of the individual Jew as a victim is now increasingly replaced by the Jewish state; itself now cast in the role of the persecuted Jew.
The baffling alliance of the Left with Islam is a phenomenon stalking the world. Its target is the Jewish state even though the Left is protected and free to exercise its political will within the Israeli democracy.
But it remains forbidden to challenge all powerful Islam within the fifty seven Muslim nations and, because of the insanity of political correctness, it is now practically forbidden throughout so many western countries.
Phyllis Chesler, the feminist writer, saw as far back as 2003, what horrors were emerging in the West. Writing in her book, “The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It,” she penned the following:
“When feminists, gay rights groups, and civil rights activists choose to support Islamic countries where women are subject to honor murders and vile genital mutilation, where homosexuals are imprisoned and sometimes executed, and – in the case of Sudan today and Saudi Arabia before 1962 – slavery is practiced, something irrational is at work. Only anti-Semitism can explain this weird Marxist-Islamic alliance.”
Indeed, the Left and Islam in their unholy alliance target the Jewish state with growing venom.
That Islam will turn with increased intolerance upon the leftists is guaranteed, yet it will let the Left work its evil upon Israel before – like Churchill’s crocodile – it devours its erstwhile partner.
In the Passover story, which is enshrined in the Haggadah, the book retelling the events of the Exodus and of the order of the Seder meal, there is a profound and millennial old passage:
“Not one man alone has risen up against us to destroy us, but in every generation there have risen up against us those who sought to destroy us; but the Holy One, blessed be He, delivers us from their hands.” And so it was and still is.
Hopefully you, dear reader, will become one of those who choose to defend and support Israel’s struggle to survive and benefit all mankind in an ever darkening world so full of intolerance.
In such a time as this, ignorance is not bliss.
The United West’s good friend Bill Finlay, a.k.a. Wild Bill for America, was stopped at the Calgary, AB Canada airport before he got to an event where he was invited to speak.
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Canadian authorities did release him and subsequently deported him, without his laptop.
They intend to search it to find a crime. Canada Wake Up Bill is NOT the enemy! Islam is! Canada, start prosecuting “hate” speech spewed by Islam and it’s followers! Hate speech against non-believers! Hate speech that specifically demands violence against non-believers! Again, Canada Wake Up
Here are a few of the details of that action:
Wild Bill for America, also known as William Finlay, a popular author and speaker, was arrested today, June 24, 2017, at a Canadian airport…
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Here is an interstate billboard in Indiana that describes “The Perfect Man”. Each statement on the billboard is factual according to the biography & traditions of the “Perfect Man”.
The billboard attacked Islam at its weakest point – the prophet of Allah. Don’t argue about the Koran, instead use Mohammed. The Koran is confusing and dualistic, but Mohammed is simple to understand.
My latest video discusses the topic of Islam and inbreeding.
Inbreeding is a crime against future humanity. Inbreeding is both Sunna of Mohammed & in the Koran. Unfortunately, according to Sharia (divine Islamic law) inbreeding is permitted.
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The only way to know for sure what’s true about Islam is to read the Koran yourself.
To understand the Koran requires the historical context of Mohammed’s life. Both An Abridged Koran & A Simple Koran have done this and arranged events in chronological order to provide clarity and meaning for the reader. These books are available below.
According to AP at ABC News, here, they have likely already decided and an announcement will come next week.
There are two major issues at stake (maybe more than two, but two for me!). The first is whether the President has the authority to ban, for a limited time, all entry to the US from six (mostly Muslim countries that are hotbeds of terrorism) in order to keep us safe while they review the entry screening process. Again, this involves all those of all religions and ethnic groups entering the US through any means from those six countries.
The second issue, and the one more interesting to me, is the one addressed by the Hawaii court (9th Circuit), but NOT by the Maryland court (4th Circuit), and that is whether the President has the legal right to come in at any number below the refugee admissions CEILING set last fall (in this case set by Obama), or more specifically has a legal right to announce a mid-year lowering of the admission ceiling for all refugees, of all religions, from all countries! And, does he have the legal authority to put in place a 120-day moratorium (again all countries, all religions) while the federal government reviews the screening process for refugees.
Presidents always come in under the CEILING, some by very significant numbers, and no one has legally challenged previous presidents on that issue. There may have been some squawking by federal refugee contractors***, who receive a large portion of their budget based on a per head payment, when Bush came in way low in the wake of 9/11, but I don’t think he was taken to court over it.
See what I said here about how Obama failed to reach some of his ceilings:
In FY2011, they were 23,576 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue President Obama?
In FY2012, they were 17,762 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue President Obama for leaving thousands “stranded in war-torn countries”?
I have my fingers crossed that Justice Department lawyers knew enough to separate the two issues (the overall travel ban from the CEILING issue) which should never have been addressed in the same Executive Order in the first place.
Here is what ABC is reporting:
The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.
The country is waiting for the court to make its decision public about the biggest legal controversy in the first five months of Trump’s presidency. The issue has been tied up in the courts since Trump’s original order in January sparked widespread protests just days after he took office.
The justices met Thursday morning for their last regularly scheduled private conference in June and probably took a vote about whether to let the Trump administration immediately enforce the ban and hear the administration’s appeal of lower court rulings blocking the ban.
The court’s decision could come any time and is expected no later than late next week…..
The case is at the Supreme Court because two federal appellate courts have ruled against the Trump travel policy, which would impose a 90-day pause in travel from citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the ban was “rooted in religious animus” toward Muslims and pointed to Trump’s campaign promise to impose a ban on Muslims entering the country as well as tweets and remarks he has made since becoming president.
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the travel policy does not comply with federal immigration law, including a prohibition on nationality-based discrimination.
That court also put a hold on separate aspects of the policy that would keep all refugees out of the United States for 120 days and cut by more than half, from 110,000 to 50,000, the cap on refugees in the current government spending year that ends Sept. 30.
If the court rules against Trump on this last point, I see the contractors getting what they always wanted—the President’s determination set in September in advance of the fiscal year would become a TARGET that must be reached, and not simply a CEILING not to be exceeded. (The Refugee Act of 1980 does have a mechanism for increasing the ceiling during the course of the year that requires consultation with Congress, but is silent if the President comes in low.)
For a laugh, as the contractors argue in the Supreme Court that the President (in this case, Donald Trump) doesn’t have the right to set the ceiling, they say this (see here) about a bill in Congress that would eliminate some Presidential power to set the ceiling:
“….it would remove presidential authority to set the number of refugees who may enter the country per year.”
Make up your minds—does the President have the power or not? Truth be told, this is about Donald Trump and not if the president was Mark Zuckerberg!
***Federal refugee resettlement contractors are paid by you, on a per head basis, to place refugees in your towns: