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VIDEO: Canada in Crisis — Muslims rally in ‘support of terrorists’ call Israel ‘a terrorist state’

Rise Canada posted a video showing Muslims rallying in Toronto. Rise Canada states:

In front of Eaton Center in dntn [sic] Toronto, is an Islamic info booth. Some of the people from that booth brought in a huge mob of Muslims today and held up signs attacking Israel and praising terrorists killed by Israeli armed forces.. At the 1.13 mark the sign states that “Israel is a terrorist state”.

Afterwards they shouted Death to ISRAEL and ISRAEL IS ILLEGAL TERRORIST STATE. As usual, the police did nothing and seemed to fully support the Muslim terrorists.

CIJnews reports:

Two Canadian newspapers in the Greater Toronto Area have reported with unconcealed sympathy on the solidarity rally with the Palestinian “martyrs” (شهداء) of the al-Quds Intifada a.k.a the Knife Intifada.

On Saturday, February 20, 2016 several dozens of anti-Israel activists, including board members of the Mississauga-based Palestine House and the radical left Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), held a rally at at Yonge and Dundas Square in downtown Toronto protesting against “Israel’s ongoing policy of executing Palestinians.”

The protesters, including children of senior activists affiliated with the Palestine House, held pictures of the so-called “martyrs” of Palestinian al-Quds/ Knife Intifada, a relentless wave of terrorist attacks aimed at Israeli Jews since autumn 2015. The Palestine House accused Israel of “executing” these Palestinian “martyrs.”

According to the Palestinian Gaza-based al-Quds Center for Research, from October 2015 to February 2016 Palestinians murdered 33 Israelis and injured 440 Israelis in 120 stabbing attacks, 90 shooting attacks, 29 car ramming attacks, 1,121 explosive charges and firebombing attacks and 3,321 rock throwing attacks. In addition, 50 stabbing attacks were thwarted.

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The following is a list of terrorists whose photos were carried by the demonstrators:

      • Moayyad Jabarin – Killed while carrying out a stabbing attack (left a letter to his parents informing them on his intention to kill two Israeli soldiers to “die as a martyr in the path of Allah”)
      • Haitham Yassin – killed while carrying out a stabbing attack (after injuring an Israeli)
      • Fadi Khseib – Hamas operative, killed while intentionally tried to run over and kill Israelis
      • Odai al-Masalma – Hamas operative, killed while carrying out a stabbing attack
      • Taher Fanoun – Killed while carrying out a stabbing attack (Israeli injured)
      • Rooqiyya Abu Eid – Killed while carrying out a stabbing attack (attack caught on video)
      • Mohammed Abed Nimr – killed while carrying out a stabbing attack
      • Bashar al-Jabari – killed while carrying out a stabbing attack
      • Eyad Ed’eis – Fatah operative, killed while carrying out a stabbing attack
      • Yahya Farhat – Hamas al-Qassam Brigades operative, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Jihad Al-Obeid – Operative of Hamas’ al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Srour Abu Srour – Fatah operative, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Yihya Karir – Hamas operative, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Khalil Amer – killed while trying to run over and kill an Israeli citizen
      • Mohammad Ayyad – killed while trying to run over and kill an Israeli citizen
      • Marwan Hisham Barbakh – killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Ayman al-Abbasi, Fatah operative, incarcerated in jail for a year after convicted of security charges, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Shawqi Obeid – Fatah operative, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Abd al-Qader – al-Hussein Brigades (Fatah), killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Mahmoud Hameeda – killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Odai Jihad Irshid – killed during violent clashes with IDF forces; his sister Dania killed two months earlier while carrying out a stabbing attack
      • Nasha’t Asfour, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Salama Abu Jame – killed during violent clashes with IDF forces; wished to die “in the path of Allah”
      • Wisam Qasrawi – Fatah operative, killed while carrying out a stabbing attack
      • Ziyad Nabil Sharaf – Hamas operative, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Mohammad Zahran – killed while carrying out a stabbing attack (2 Israeli soldiers injured)
      • Mohammad Abu Zaid – Hamas operative, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Adnan Abu Oliyyan – Hamas operative, killed during violent clashes with IDF forces
      • Taher Fanoun – Killed while carrying out a stabbing attack (Israeli injured)
      • Sadeq Ziyad Gharbiyya, 16, Hamas operative, was killed while carrying out a stabbing attack in a checkpoint near Jenin on November 10, 2015.
      • Husam al-Jabari, 18, and his cousin Bashar al-Jabari,15, tried to enter through a checkpoint armed with a knife. Both were killed while stabbing an Israeli soldier who suspected them.
      • Shadi Hossam al-Deen Doula was an operative of Al-Naser Salah al-Deen Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic terrorist organization, the Popular Resistance Movement. In an official statement, Al-Naser Salah al-Deen Brigades said that Shadi Doula was “one of the mujahideen” who was killed on October 12, 2015 “during clashes” with the Israeli military forces.
      • Mohamad Halabeih, an operative of the terrorist organization Hamas, was killed while trying to attack Israeli forces east of Jerusalem with an explosive charge.
      • Anas Hamad, an operative of the terrorist organization Hamas, was killed while intentionally driving his car into a group of Israeli soldiers in an attempt to kill them.

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Utah Legislature’s Unanimous Committee Resolution Declares Pornography a Public Health Crisis

GREAT FALLS, VA–  On Friday February 5th, the Utah State Legislature’s resolution on the  public health crisis of pornography  passed unanimously through committee.

“Enough Is Enough® applauds the leadership of the Utah State Legislature’s committee resolution declaring the public health crisis caused by pornography. This unanimous landmark decision shows the courage and conviction of a legislative body to deal with unpopular and often misunderstood  social justice issues such as pornography.

Unfortunately, deviant and extreme Internet pornography has become increasingly more mainstream due to few barriers of entry since 1994 when EIE launched the national movement for prevention solutions to protect children from prosecutable content online.

Since that time, numerous  peer-reviewed research studies continue to reveal that Internet pornography use is a  fueling factor in  the sexual exploitation of children, violence against women, sex trafficking, sexual  and erectile dysfunction and  physiological and chemical changes in the brain. A shared responsibility between the public, Corporate America and government is necessary to curb the continuous flood of Internet pornography in our nation. Now that science backs up the reality of Internet pornography’s harm to children, adults and cultures, we are hopeful that other states will address this serious issue very soon.”

For more information on the issue, please see “The Internet Pornography Pandemic: The Largest Unregulated Social Experiment in Human History” by Donna Rice Hughes. 

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EDITORS NOTE: The features image is courtesy of Reuters.

American Immigration Crisis: One Vote, One Man, One Time

Manchester, NH: On Saturday, July 25th, the Center for Security Policy, in partnership with First Principles and High Frontier, hosted The New Hampshire National Security Action Summit. A number of America’s most influential national security leaders addressed the current state of U.S. foreign and defense policies in an increasingly dangerous world. Its purpose was to ensure that the common defense receives the priority attention it requires from elected officials and their constituents, at both the federal and state levels.

Specifically, the event covered four key topics of interest to both our nation and the state of New Hampshire:

  • The threat from Iran, shariah and the Global Jihad Movement
  • The hollowing-out of the U.S. military
  • The border insecurity and immigration crises
  • America’s electrical power grid and threats to critical infrastructure

Here is the 18-minute video on border security and the immigration crisis given by James Simpson:

To view the full video of the action summit click here.

California Housing Market Bubble Set to Burst — Will America Be Next?

AEI’s National Mortgage Risk Index for Agency purchase loans hit a series high of 11.84% in December, with FHA and VA hitting their own series highs. The addition of about 215,000 loans brought the total number of risk-rated loans to 5.3 million.

Link to view the full January 2015 presentation.  Below is a summary.

All of the indices except Fannie/Freddie rose in December and hit series highs. If FHA were to adopt VA’s risk management practices, the composite index would drop to about 9%.

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Origination Shares and MRIs by Lender Type

A dramatic decline in purchase loan market share for large banks continued in December, offset by an equally dramatic increase in the nonbank share. Large banks are the only lender type with net MRI decline since November 2012; hence, we must look beyond large banks to asses credit trends.

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First-time Homebuyer Share of Purchase Loans*

The share for the combination of government-guaranteed and private-sector loans was estimated to be 50% in December, well above the comparable figure in the latest NAR survey of home buyers (36%).

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Additional Detail on Total DTIs

  • 37% of Fannie/Freddie loans have total DTIs > 38%, up from 14% in 1990 (based on Fannie random sample).
  • FHA and VA have a sizable share of loans with DTIs > 50%, an extremely high pre-tax payment burden. VA’s residual-income underwriting is key to limiting defaults.
  • High total DTIs crowd out participation in defined contribution retirement plans such as 401(k)s, most of which come with employer match. These provide a reliable and attractive means for private wealth accumulation, particularly for lower-income families.

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Range of SMRIs for Home Purchase Loans Across States

There is a wide range for the composite SMRI, and states at the extremes tend to have low or high concentrations of FHA/RHS loans. The variation across states for Fannie/Freddie SMRI is narrow. The SMRI for FHA/RHS loans is uniformly high – above 20% in 48 states—, while the SMRI for VA loans is roughly half that for FHA/RHS loans at both the low and high end.

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Housing Risk in Major California Metro Areas

House price risk in California is relatively high and has risen substantially since 2012.

Combination of elevated mortgage and housing cycle risk in historically volatile California market cause for concern, especially in lower income and minority areas such as Riverside-San Bernardino and Central Valley.

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Housing Risk in Major Texas Metro Areas

While not as high as in California, house price risk in the top four metros in Texas is generally well above the national average and has risen since 2012. The plunge in oil prices will increase house price risk in Texas.

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For more information, please view the full January 2015 presentation by clicking here.

Iran: On Carrots, Sticks and Knives By Oren Kessler

Three months ago, I took a leap into the unknown. After eight years as a journalist and analyst in Tel Aviv, I moved to London to establish a Centre for the New Middle East at the Henry Jackson Society. At the time I wouldn’t have been able to tell Wembley from Wimbledon, Norwood from Norbury or Gospel Oak from Honor or Burnt or Royal. Then two weeks ago, I found myself in Westminster (that’s about halfway between Gospel Oak and Royal Oak, if you’re counting), trying to coax a dozen sceptical members of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee to get serious about Iran.

I knew it would be a tough crowd. In the previous session, Jack Straw, the ex-foreign secretary and head of the Iran-Britain Parliamentary Friendship Group, dismissed the notion that the Islamic Republic is a threat to world peace. He lamented that the US foreign policy establishment – egged on by AIPAC and Bush-era neocons – had a “pervasive vulgarity” that required a “demon.” That demon was once the Russians, he said, and now it’s the poor Persians. “It is not about foreign policy analysis,” he said, “they have a psycho-political need.”

Having just visited Tehran, Straw assured the esteemed panel that the Iranian capital feels much like Madrid – you know, aside from the religious police and bodies hanging from cranes – and that if the mullahs twist the wording of nuclear agreements it’s because “they have a long tradition of poetry … ambiguity is part of their popular culture.”

A week before, Sir Robert Cooper, an LSE lecturer and former top UK and EU diplomat, assured the esteemed panel that Iranians are “people of enormous charm.” Committee chair Sir Richard Ottaway responded with the obvious conclusion: the problem may well lie in Washington rather than Tehran.

I don’t doubt Iranians are charming (I wouldn’t know – as a dual American-Israeli citizen, my travel options in Iran are rather circumscribed). I do, however, doubt that it’s insufficient appreciation of that charm that has poisoned the well of Iran’s relations with the world. Quite the contrary: the West is so charmed by Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani – his ready smile, passable English and Glasgow PhD – that it overlooks the inconvenient truth that Iran’s execution rate, already the world’s highest, has shot up since his election last year. Or that “election” means something a bit different in the Islamic Republic, where the mullahs barred 99% of candidates from running for president. Or that homosexuality is a capital crime in Iran, or that women’s testimony in court is, by law, worth half that of a man.

But I digress. What the committee really wanted to know was whether Israel would attack. “Isn’t it right,” MP John Baron asked me, “that ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan had said an Israeli strike would be ‘stupid’?”

“He did,” I replied, before completing the rest of Dagan’s remark: the Jewish state should not attack, he had said, until and unless the proverbial knife is up against its neck. “If, metaphorically speaking, the knife were against Israel’s neck,” I said, “I think Israel would strike, and I think it would have a legitimate reason to.”

Is the knife now up to Israel’s neck? Perhaps; perhaps not. But when going up against Iran, it’s vital to remember that this very dangerous game is played not only with carrots and sticks, but with knives as well.

EDITORS NOTE: Oren Kessler is a research fellow with the Henry Jackson Society.