Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My Islam Problem and Yours

Via David

You can be a virtue-signaling moral narcissist and get all exercised about Donald Trump's executive order suspending visas from seven primarily Muslim countries for the next ninety days, but I have a question for you: what do we do about Islam?

You will note I say Islam and not some other euphemistic expression like radical Islam or Islamism or Islamofascism. Islam.

I know that disturbs you because chances are you live in a world where cultural relativism prevails and all religions -- fusty old things that they are -- are equal.

Well, it is so if you think so, but I will note again that at least one interested party -- the current president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi -- has declared bluntly that his religion is in dire need of a reformation. Chances are he knows more about Islam than you. He certainly does than me.  Also, he lives in a hellacious region of the world dominated by that religion and its violent ideology.

How dangerous is that ideology?  Ask yourself this:  Why is it that since 9/11/2001 there he have been 30,209 terror attacks in the name of Allah?  There have been 38 in the last six days alone, resulting in 425 killed and 419 injured. There were also nine suicide bombings during that time frame.

So I repeat, why is that?  DNA? That would be racist. Poverty? But most of the terror masters are rich. How about an ideology that urges you to do these things, just as it always has since the seventh century? Could that  be the reason -- just possibly?

More @ PJ Media

Clinton's 472 counties = 64% of nation's wealth: Trump's 2,584 counties = 36%

Via David

When the Muslim Brotherhood “won” the 2012 election in Egypt, most of the world just assumed Egypt was going to go down the road to Islamism. Either a slow trot like we have seen with Turkey or perhaps a faster pace into something closer to Iran. That did not happen. Instead, Egypt ground to a halt as the civil service and military, which are intertwined, refused to cooperate with the new government. The result was a sort of coordinated work slowdown and the Brotherhood got the blame for it.

That was not the only reason the Brotherhood failed. They had no idea how to run a country and they never had the depth of support they assumed. Still, the bureaucracy set itself to stymieing Morsi, so they simply stop functioning. People still showed up for work and manned their posts, but they got nothing done. It was a good lesson in how a modern country works, even one on the fringe of modernity. Real power is not in the office, but in control of the system. He who controls the bureaucracy controls the nation.

That comes to mind after Trump has been in office for little more than a week. His initial flurry of executive orders has dominated the news cycles, simply because of the infantile theatrics of the Left. Adult toddlers throwing tantrums at the local airport makes for good TV, especially when the people covering it are toddlers themselves. What has gone unnoticed is the fact that the Republicans appear to have settled on a  strategy similar to the Egyptian bureaucracy. They will slow walk everything Trump wants out of Congress.

More @ The Z Man

CNN Attacks Bannon For CORRECTLY Stating: “Islam Is Not A Religion Of Peace… Islam Means Submission”

Via Billy

CNN Continues It’s War On Truth

On Tuesday CNN published an article with a headline that reads “Steve Bannon in 2010: ‘Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of submission.”

The entire article is nothing more than a deceptively edited hit job on Breitbart and Steve Bannon by CNN.

From CNN:
President Trump’s chief strategist, former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, once dismissed the notion that Islam is a religion of peace, describing it in a 2010 radio interview as “a religion of submission.”… …In the segment, Bannon, who at the time served on the board of Breitbart, criticized former President George W. Bush for what he and fellow guest conservative columnist Diana West described as injecting political correctness into the federal government…
…”Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of submission. Islam means submission,” Bannon said. “I mean, the whole thing is just, he is the epitome, he’s a Republican version–not a conservative–he’s a Republican establishment, country club version of the Clintons. That’s all they are. It’s the baby boomer, narcissistic, he wants to feel loved.”
CNN then goes on to state that the word Islam means “peace,” which is not true. Bannon is correct when he states that Islam means submission.

From The Religion Of Peace:

An Arabic word has only one root.

Breitbart's Neil Munro kicked out of CAIR press conference: Asks “ this my first, second, third or fourth time being thrown out.............?”

Via Billy

The Council on American-Islamic Relations enforced a longstanding ban against Breitbart News on Monday by ejecting reporter Neil Munro from a press conference criticizing President Trump's immigration order. (CNN)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations enforced a longstanding ban against Breitbart News on Monday by ejecting editor Neil Munro from a press conference criticizing President Trump’s immigration order.

CAIRannounced at its press conference in Washington, D.C., that it had filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Mr. Trump’s executive order restricting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from travel to the U.S.

Mr. Munro, who had already taken a seat and opened his laptop, was ordered to leave the conference before it even started, CNN reported.

“This is America,” Mr. Munro responded as he filmed the interaction with his cellphone. “We have freedom of speech, freedom of movement.”

Trump is right to push for safe zones in Syria & Jordanian Prince To NC Congressman: ‘We Can’t Vet These People’

Via Billy
A Syrian woman with her kids remove the snow from the entrance of her tent, at an informal refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. President Donald Trump has barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months, and indefinitely halted any from Syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out "radical Islamic terrorists." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Trump administration's recent announcement that it will create safe zones in Syria as an alternative to admitting refugees is welcome news to all who seek to protect innocent civilians and move towards a solution to a conflict which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions.

The creation of safe zones for vulnerable civilian populations in Syria is an important first step toward ending the conflict in Syria. The refugee crisis was only widely reported on when the refugees began arriving in Europe, a little more than a year ago, though the situation had already begun to push the limits in the nations bordering Syria, such as Lebanon and Jordan.


Do The Leftists Control Public Education In This Country? You’d Better Believe It!

Via Billy

Just a couple days ago I read an excellent article by David Risselada, published by Western Free Press  on 1/24/17. Among other things, Mr. Risselada said: “Finally, after eight years of governance by a left wing radical intent on turning our nation upside down, a new President is at the helm. That’s a perfect description of what Comrade Obama did during his tenure in office. Mr. Risselada went on to comment briefly on some of Trump’s cabinet picks, both good and questionable, and then he came to Betsy DeVos, who is Mr. Trump’s choice to head the Department of Education–the department both us and our kids would be better off without.

In commenting on Mrs. DeVos he noted her endorsement of school choice (an interesting proposition that has two sides) and her opposition to Common Core. That opposition, at least, is a step in the right direction. But then he stated: “Truthfully, if something isn’t done about education it won’t matter who Trump nominates because the next generation will simply be brought up being taught that they are all racist, warmongering, sexist islamaphobes that don’t care about the planet.” And he further noted that: “…until someone acknowledges that our school systems have become a breeding ground for behavior based psychology and behavior modification techniques, which indoctrinate children into the tenets of progressivism, nothing will change.” Unfortunately, he is right on the money here, and most folks, even on school boards, just don’t have a clue.

Politics News Trump’s Nominees Face ‘Unprecedented’ Democrat Obstructionism

Via Billy

President Donald Trump starts his first full week in the White House with just two Cabinet secretaries confirmed by the U.S. Senate. That’s the lowest number in decades and a sharp contrast from former President Barack Obama.
The Washington Post called the Democrats’ tactics “an unprecedented break with Senate tradition.”
Trump’s picks have fared worse than past Cabinet nominees. Even though Trump enjoys a Republican-led Senate, Democrats have kept their promise to delay confirmation of his nominees, even if they lack the votes to ultimately defeat them.

The Daily Signal reviewed Senate confirmation data for newly elected presidents, beginning with Jimmy Carter in 1977 through Obama in 2009. The chart above shows when the Senate confirmed each president’s Cabinet secretaries.

Spicer asked reporters if they were calling General Kelly a liar.

Via Billy

White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed an NBC News reporter on Tuesday for creating much of the confusion surrounding the rollout of President Trump's executive order on immigration on Friday.

"Your network was one of the people that just hours ago told people that [Homeland Security Secretary] Gen. Kelly was unaware of what was going on, and then hours later he gets on air saying, 'here's how many times I was briefed,'" Spicer told NBC News' Kristen Welker.

"So with all due respect, I think you have been part of the confusion," Spicer told Welker. "You have helped cause this despite claims that whatever."

When Welker said NBC had only referenced a New York Times story, Spicer shot back, "So I apologize that NBC News's reporting is based on the Times' false reporting."

How can it be accurate reporting?" he asked the press corps. Spicer also challenged reporters in the press room to say if they were calling Kelly a liar.  (GO GO GO! )

NBC News, along with the New York Times and other outlets, claimed that Trump had signed the order last Friday without first consulting members of his Cabinet, including Kelly. However, Kelly told reporters at a press conference Tuesday that DHS officials had helped draft the executive order and he was aware of it beforehand.

Administration drafts executive actions to restrict immigration

Via Billy

 Report: Administration drafts executive actions to restrict immigration

The Trump administration is considering two executive orders to restrict immigration, taking aim at immigrant workers and those likely to depend on public assistance, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The White House would not comment for the Post's story, and it's unclear if Trump will act on the documents or how they may change.

The first draft is a plan to screen out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance.
The measure also seeks to deport — when possible — immigrants already present in the U.S. who are dependent on taxpayer aid.

The second draft calls for an overhaul of the system used for administering immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

More @ The Hill

Obama vetting procedures allowed Iraqi terrorists into U.S.

Via Billy


Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab in 2012 was among the first Iraqi refugees to enter the U.S. after President Obama lifted a six-month freeze on such entries as his aides tightened a shaky vetting process.

Once on U.S. soil, it took Al-Jayab a matter of weeks to embrace terrorism. He began chatting on social media about his support for the Islamic State and bragging about the killings he committed in Syria. By November 2013, he was on his way back to Syria to fight for one of the bloodiest terrorist groups in history.

In Syria, he posted: “America will not isolate me from my Islamic duty. Only death will do us part.”

After fighting in Syria, he returned to the U.S. in January 2014 and settled in Sacramento, California.
Al-Jayab twice cleared what was supposed to be an improved vetting procedure.

Today, Al-Jayab could be cited as justification for President Trump’s executive order to suspend immigration from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority nations that the Obama administration singled out as high-risk for terrorist infiltration. Trump officials say the administration wants to revamp the screening process and assess the accuracy of personal histories it receives from those seven countries.

Pikeville NC Police Chief Warning: Wrapped Candy Contains THC

Via Cousin John

Parents, you need to tell your kids to stay away from any candy that anyone tries to give them, period. Lollipops, gummy bears or worms, in this case, sour patch kids. This is from a drug bust that our department carried out. This candy has THC in it, the primary ingredient of marijuana. You eat it or suck on it and it gets you high just like smoking it. Thanks.