“Domestic Terrorists” Gather in Nevada

A man named Harry Reid represents the state of Nevada in the United States Senate. As Senate Majority Leader, he also holds one of the most powerful political offices in Washington. His former top aide heads the Bureau of Land Management, which mounted an offensive operation against the Bundy ranch earlier this month using armed agents, armored vehicles, and snipers. His son Rory represents the Chinese energy company that plans to build a huge solar panel plant on public land in the Nevada desert, as soon as the last of those annoying cattle ranchers can be evicted from real estate controlled by the federal government. The only thing standing between the Reid dynasty and the realization of its lucrative dream is a single cattle ranch near the town of Bunkerville, plus an undetermined number of dedicated and well-armed patriots who have gathered to guard it for the past several weeks.

Senator Reid is understandably frustrated with the situation in Bunkerville. Several times over past week he has referred to Oath Keepers and other patriotic groups as “domestic terrorists”, and their actions as “domestic terrorism”.

The following graphic, borrowed from Sipsey Street Irregulars, highlights the capricious nomenclature employed the federal government when it talks about “terrorism”:

See Western Rifle Shooters for more graphics, articles, and links.

Mr. Reid’s repeated use of the term “domestic terrorism” is deliberate, and has a specific purpose. As a member of the Legislative branch, he is prepping the battlespace for the Executive by describing the events in his state using those words. What we may expect next is that the Executive will also invoke “domestic terrorism” concerning ongoing events in Nevada. When that occurs, it will activate provisions of the Patriot Act that permit the suspension of certain constitutional rights for those citizens so designated.

Which is what those patriots gathered in the Nevada desert this weekend predicted when the Patriot Act was first passed — by a Republican administration, mind you, with overwhelming support from a Republican Congress. Osama Bin Laden and the Great Jihad were incidental to the purpose of the Act, which was to ensure that the federal government could crack down on armed domestic dissent whenever it became necessary.

The liberty-minded people who have gathered near Bunkerville to guard the Bundy ranch do not believe the current stalemate will end well. The federal government is unlikely to slink away from the scene, never to return. Its invincible power must be seen to be irresistible, pour encourager les autres.

Yet this will not be another Waco. Spend a half an hour browsing the patriot websites, beginning with Western Rifle Shooters, and you’ll see what I mean. Not only is the Resistance present in large numbers in Nevada, it is well-armed, well-equipped, and assisted by former members of the military who have experience with the army surplus equipment that is likely to be used against them.

In addition, events as they unfold will be reported, recorded, and live-streamed from the scene. Even shutting down the cell towers and the internet will not suffice to staunch the flow of information about whatever eventually transpires near Bunkerville. This revolution will be televised.

No, this won’t be another Waco.

In the meantime, the patriots gathered yesterday to take refreshment and listen to music on the banks of the Virgin River in Nevada — guarded by armed members of the militia. According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal:

BUNKERVILLE — Wearing a cowboy hat and with a copy of the U.S. Constitution poking from his shirt pocket, controversial rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday asked dozens of supporters of his cattle-grazing feud with federal land managers what they thought of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid calling them “domestic terrorists.”

“Are you guys domestic terrorists?” he asked the crowd gathered around a stage near the north bank of the Virgin River.

The supporters, many wearing name tags that said “domestic terrorist,” erupted with cheers and applause.

“That’s what I thought. I thought Harry was right,” said the 67-year-old Bundy, who was accompanied by armed escorts.

He made the statement before a “Patriot Party” that started at 5 p.m. with music by Madison Rising and Ron Keel, who sang with Black Sabbath briefly in 1984. A party atmosphere among a few hundred people grew as more supporters trickled in around 5 p.m. Some people were cooling off in the river while dozens of armed militia members wearing camouflaged fatigues patrolled in and around the area.

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At Friday’s news conference, Bundy said, “We’re not asking the county sheriff to disarm the citizens of the United States. We’re asking the United States to take the government-issued guns away from these people, and when they have uniforms on they shouldn’t be packing a gun.”

Asked what he’d do if he was served with a warrant for violating federal laws, Bundy answered, “What I said is, I’d yield to the sheriff but I wouldn’t yield to the feds.”

If the sheriff served the warrant he said he’d surrender. “Well, I’d have to.”

He said he has a right to graze his cattle on public land, not just a privilege.

“They’re rights. And I own those rights,” he said.

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Sderot, Last Enclave of Civilisation

Our Israeli correspondent MC, who spent Passover under the shadow of the qassam missiles in Gaza, has some thoughts on the current situation in Israel and elsewhere.

Sderot, Last Enclave of Civilisation
by MC

Yesterday was Passover, and we, the Anglophone community of Sderot gathered at the Paratrooper Monument picnic site on a mound overlooking Gaza where we barbecued lamb and talked of all sorts of things.

There was a mixed group, predominantly North Americans, but also people from UK, Holland, Russia, Argentina and Brazil as well as Israeli-born English speakers brought together by the common ties of the Feasts of Jehovah.

As one of my sons pointed out, civilisation stopped just 400 yards west and south of us. Sderot is the ‘Rivendell’ of Western society, the last homely house before Hell. We retreated from Sinai; we gave the land back to barbarism. We retreated from Gaza; we gave it over to the orcs and wargs, trusting in their promise of peace, ‘guaranteed’ by American liberals and liars.

There, at the picnic site, in plain view there is a fence, and behind that fence are the most dangerous predators in the world, predators who would take us and our children and butcher us and eat our hearts.

The fence is patrolled by soldiers who are heavily armed. They use the picnic area as a rest/turnaround area. They are friendly, and we happily share our picnic with them. They play with the children; they are civilised humans defending us against wild animals.

Sderot should be a burning scar on the conscience of civilisation. Here on the border of the barbaric, our much vaunted “Western Civilisation” suffers a dangerous crisis of self-confidence: we allow the ruthless bullying of a peaceful society by a barbaric horde because we cannot decide whose value system we most abhor. It’s only Jooos; they don’t matter.

The Jewish State of Israel has of necessity secure borders and a strong identity. To arrive in Israel is to leave the pretence of anti-terrorist groping and get real. Why are you coming here? What are you going to do here?

At Ben Gurion airport you will not be molested, but you will be scrutinised and ethnically profiled. If you travelled El Al, this process will have started before you even checked in at the departure desk. You will have been questioned by a seemingly 15-year-old child, politely asking tailored questions cunningly designed to cross-check ticket and passport information. And you will arrive here safely.

Many people come to Israel to ‘do’ Jerusalem. It is the centre for the ‘god’ religions, and the Via Dolorosa is many people’s experience of the country. Jerusalem was of no importance to Islam until it became important to Islam’s selected enemies. Now it is a handle with which one can manipulate the West; one can cynically use Judeo-Christian values against the very Jews and Christians who uniquely hold those values dear. And we fall for it every time.

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Syrian Freedom Fighters Threaten Canadians — And Obama

We’ve all seen those jihad propaganda videos put out by the mujahideen when they’re waging war on behalf of Allah. Whether it’s in Syria, Chechnya, Libya, Gaza, Afghanistan, Somalia, or Belgium, the style is always the same: a black flag of jihad, masked fighters holding guns and RPGs, endless droning chants in Arabic, mujahideen crouching behind ruined walls and firing at something off-camera, all interspersed with scenes of gore, brutality, and dead infidels.

In the following jihad propaganda video, Vlad Tepes has devised a way to skip over the tedious parts without leaving out any footage, thereby reducing a twelve-minute video to less than three minutes. Vlad fast-forwards through all the Arabic chants and blather, making them sound like so many chipmunk songs, and then resumes normal speed when the mujahideen threaten Canadians and Barack Hussein Obama — in English.

WARNING: Most this video will seem pointless and silly, but there is some bloody footage near the end, which sensitive viewers may want to skip:

A Tactical Retreat

Last weekend a small but well-armed and -armored federal task force under the Bureau of Land Management was forced to back off in the face of a group of unarmed (or lightly-armed) patriots on horseback and on foot in a gully near Bunkerville, Nevada. The courageous citizens who approached the federal barriers were told by bullhorn that they would be shot if they came any further, but they kept coming anyway.

This was a huge victory for those American patriots who want to re-establish the rule of law under the United States Constitution. For the past two days I’ve been browsing patriot networks, Second Amendment sites, and YouTube channels, and it’s clear that the libertarian resistance has been electrified by what happened at the Bundy Ranch. Ordinary citizens stood up to the federal government, and the feds backed down.

However, as most of us surmised on Saturday, this was merely a tactical retreat on the part of the BLM and the Obama administration. We are now in a “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain” situation, which is untenable from the point of view of the federal government. In order to work their will upon the American people, the feds must be seen as invincible. But they aren’t — they’ve just proven that they don’t have the guts required to gun down patriotic citizens in cold blood. They have no broad-based support among the people — all they have is fiat money and the unlimited firepower that money can buy.

The invincibility of the federal behemoth must be re-established, and quickly, so expect a Round Two. According to the following report from a reader named Warren Smith, the BLM has backed off from the Bundy Ranch, but has not departed the area. They may well be planning further operations in that part of Nevada.

Dr. Smith has written the governor of Nevada with an urgent appeal to call out the Nevada National Guard to prevent illegal federal actions. He included the following note along with enclosed emails:

Please see the below as a strategy to prevent loss of life in the developing situation in Nevada (a situation which appears to be worsening, despite the supposed resolution yesterday — see the below), and to send a clear message to the Feds to back off. Please use whatever means you have to contact and pressure the Governor of Nevada to deploy the Nevada National Guard in protection of the Bundy family, their property, and the many heroic citizens who have flocked to their aid.

Contacts:

I urge you to consider contacting the Governor through all of these means, and to consider forwarding this (or similar) information to others who will contact the Governor. I also urge you to pray that this situation is resolved rapidly and without bloodshed.

Dr. Smith’s letter to the governor of Nevada is at the bottom of this post. Below are some of the emails he has received from eyewitnesses in Nevada, which prompted him to write the letter.

Received: 12:46 PM EDT, 04/13/2014
From: [REDACTED]
To: [REDACTED]
Subject: Update: IT’S NOT OVER IN NV

Hello all you Patriots of the 912,

[REDACTED] called me this morning to inform me that the BLM has been ordered to stand down but NOT to go away. [REDACTED] arrived early in the morning and started to set up camp. They also were asked by Ryan Bundy to run security while they rescue the calves who are dying because of the stress and lack of grazing from being kept off the range. They spotted night time activity in the hills surrounding the Bundy property. After catching about an hours sleep they awoke to see three snipers skulking in the bush surrounding the camps that people have set up. The people who have been there are not leaving and more are still coming in from all over the US. The airspace over the Bundy ranch has been shut down in a 3 mile, 30,000 feet perimeter so that no private helicopters or planes can fly over to take pictures or surveil what the feds are up to. If the National Guard, the Army, the Marines or any military faction becomes involved that means they will be declaring WAR on the citizens of the United States. We are perilously close to an all out military action. So far Federal Agents are still trolling the roads, surveilling the territory and the camps in big black SUVs with blacked out windows. We need more numbers out there. There’s a Federal Express outlet in St. George, Utah on South Airport Rd. If need be get ready to send supplies. If the government decides to shut the roads down to try to contain the numbers of people coming in to take a stand the supply lines could be compromised. I will have more intel by this afternoon. Anyone out there who is involved with the III%ers or the Oath Keepers please contact me at [REDACTED]. We need to get organized. If this turns to war we need to drop everything and go. The Government is NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. This is not cool and this is not funny this is for real!

Yours Truly,
[REDACTED]

From: [REDACTED]
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:50 PM
Subject:A person my wife knows tried to get to the site in NV

Here’s her account. She’s an attorney in LA.

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American Betrayal Redux

The following article by Diana West was originally published yesterday on her website.

American Betrayal Redux
by Diana West

Not one but several of the lowpoints of what Vladimir Bukovsky & Pavel Stroilov have called a “Soviet-style propaganda campaign” against American Betrayal, what Jed Babbin tagged a “disinformation campaign,” and what M. Stanton Evans has described as my “mugging” were logged by The American Thinker website edited by Thomas Lifson.

There was the (1) unsubstantiated parroting of the lies, distortions and fabrications (all debunked here) in an otherwise positive review (which, not incidentally, included the reviewer’s declaration that he was now persuaded that Harry Hopkins was an agent of Soviet influence inside the Roosevelt White House); there was the (2) rapid enforcement action by Rado publicly whacking the positive reviewer (and, of course, my book again in one of a blizzard of Rado-Horo attack pieces); there was (3,4) not one but two other attacks posted at American Thinker by writers who actually admitted in print not to have read my book at all; and (5) lowest of all, there was Thomas Lifson himself, who actually refused to run the rebuttal I wrote in response to false and unsubstantiated attacks on my scholarship contained in (1).

An ugly chapter of an ugly saga, to be sure. It would be compounded when several other writers subsequently and separately told me that their defenses of American Betrayal — or simply arguing for fair and honest dialogue about American Betrayal — were turned down at American Thinker, The party line was and is clear and inviolate. Congratulations to all concerned.

Today on Twitter someone responded to a brief blog Lifson wrote about the Sovietsky posters hanging in the home of Jay Carney and Claire Shipman by urging people to read American Betrayal to understand the phenomenon. (Thank you, @southsalem.)

I don’t know or care whether Lifson ever read or ever reads American Betrayal, but it is certainly the case that Western elites’ zest for Communist iconography is discussed in American Betrayal as a manifestation of the callous indifference to genocidal Communist crime that marks our society, a subject deeply analyzed and weighed throughout the book. There is some measure of irony to AT’s glib treatment of the topic, after everything, that somehow bears noting.

So noted. Here, then, for weekend reading, is a short excerpt from the book where the concept is introduced. The excerpt picks up after a discussion of the wrath of the Truman administration toward Whittaker Chambers for revealing the truth about Alger Hiss when, of course, Chambers deserved a medal. If an act of national-security-saving patriotism can be sundered from plaudits, it follows that multiple acts of mass murder can be sundered from condemnation. It’s all connected….

From American Betrayal, p. 63:

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Eyeball to Eyeball — And the Feds Blinked

Why?

Why did the federal government back down and return Cliven Bundy’s cattle without firing a single shot?

Was it because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was about to be exposed in a corrupt deal with the Chinese to use federal land in Nevada for a huge solar power farm?

I don’t know the answers. But as far as I can recall, this is the first time in my lifetime the federal government has ever retreated in the face of domestic dissent by white people.

For those who have not been following the story: the Bureau of Land Management sent armored vehicles and snipers to Bunkerville, Nevada when they started to round up cattle owned by a rancher named Cliven Bundy, who is said to owe more than a million dollars in back grazing fees for pasturing his cattle on land claimed by the federal government. Mr. Bundy did not acknowledge the jurisdiction of the feds — only that of the state of Nevada and Clark County — and resisted the encroachment. Hundreds of supporters poured into Bunkerville from all over the country, many of them armed, and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Bundy Family against the federal government. Today the BLM backed down. It announced that in the name of public safety, it had agreed to return Mr. Bundy’s cattle and pull out.

Whatever the reason for the retreat, the feds have lost their mojo in this one, big time. Cliven Bundy and his supporters faced down federal snipers and armored vehicles without flinching. All the mojo has passed to them.

I don’t see how the federal government can allow this to stand. Expect a second act.

Make sure to read what Sipsey Street Irregulars have to say about what happened in Bunkerville.

Links to various news stories about the standoff at the Bundy ranch (yes, I know some of them are Infowars, but Infowars has been reliable on this story so far):

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Gavin Boby on the Glazov Gang

Gavin Boby of the Law and Freedom Foundation joined Jamie Glazov yesterday on “The Glazov Gang” to discuss his legal efforts to stop new mosques, and also the Islamic sexual slavery of underage white girls in the UK:

For more on Gavin Boby and the Law and Freedom Foundation, see the Law and Freedom Foundation Archives.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Deconstructing the “Family of Abraham”

For decades the term “Red-Green Alliance” referred to the working partnership between Marxists/Progressives and environmentalists (a “watermelon” was an environmental activist who was Green on the outside and Red on the inside).

The first time I ever heard the phrased used in reference to Islam was in a post by Carl in Jerusalem. Since green is the color of the Saudi flag, and is prominent in many other Islamic flags and logos (including that of the Muslim Brotherhood), it makes sense to refer to the “Red-Green alliance” between the Left and Muslims. The “Left”, in this case, includes the excessively PC progressive-minded Christian denominations.

The latest newsletter from the The Tennessee Council for Political Justice discusses these matters as they pertain to Nashville and the state of Tennessee:

The Red-Green Alliance and the BDS Campaign

Groups interfaithing in Nashville under the Red-Green alliance include but are not limited to: the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO), the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC), the Family of Abraham (FOA), Clergy for Tolerance (CFT), Temple Ohabai Sholom, West End United Methodist Church, Vine Street Church, Christ Church Cathedral, Woodmont Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Glendale Baptist Church, University School, and Lipscomb University.

Organizers include Remziya Suleyman, Avi Poster, Irwin Venick, Daoud Abudiab, Bernard Werthan, Mary Shelton, Tom Negri, Rev. Heidi Hudnut-Beumler and Rabbi Laurie Rice, among others listed on their invitations.

Did Family of Abraham organizers Avi Poster, Irwin Venick and Rabbi Rice know about ISNA’s Jew hatred but invited ISNA’s representative anyway? What about ISNA’s support for Hamas and Sayyid Syeed’s complicity? Why is Jewish Federation Director Mark Freedman silent? Why does Rabbi Mark Schiftan want such a close relationship with Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR/Hamas supporters?

Could it be that they agree with Secretary of State Kerry that Israel does not have to be recognized as the Jewish homeland? Are they aligned with J Street and therefore have to work with the Islamists and pro-BDSers?

Did Rev. Michael Williams at UMC and event promoter Rev. Kleinert at Vine Street Christian Church bother to google their speaker and his associations? Have any of these people read the Quran? If not, they are politically naïve (Islam is a political ideology as well as a religion), and useful to Islam as dhimmis and apologists who are ignorant of the fact that Allah cautions Muslims to not take Jews and Christians as friends. Is this Quranic quote compatible with the goals of interfaith dialogue?

Hopefully ignorance is their answer to these questions. Otherwise, it seems that the Family of Abraham wanted to legitimatize what ISNA, its ally the Muslim Brotherhood and Syeed represent.

Respectful but Dishonest Dialogue in Nashville

The August 2013, Family of Abraham meeting at The First Presbyterian Church in Nashville featured Lipscomb University president Randy Lowry. He said that while “be[ing] honest about their differences” interfaithers should “focus on their interests — the things they really care about — rather than the issues that divide them.” Does he mean differences like wife-beating, polygamy, slavery, jihad against non-Muslims, death for apostasy, theocratic government, much less the story that God saved Ishmael, not Isaac from Abraham’s sacrifice? Does Lowry mean those differences?

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The Most Despised People in the World

I mentioned last week that Bill Warner of Political Islam has launched a new initiative called Voices for the Voiceless. He points out that no significant publicity can be gained for the persecution of Christians by Islam unless Christian activists and Counterjihad-minded people use the only language that the left-wing media understand: that of victimhood.

The “Prayer March for Persecuted Christians” that will be held on May 17, 2014 in downtown Orlando is one of a series of events that will employ Dr. Warner’s selected methodology. Some events have already been held — Nashville is a notable example — and others are in the planning stages.

Last December Dr. Warner wrote the following essay elaborating on the plight of Christians in Muslim countries, and the willing complicity of mainstream Christian denominations in the West with the persecution of their brothers and sisters in the Third World (and Europe, for that matter). Using the ploy of “interfaith dialogue”, Muslim groups have successfully neutralized Christian criticism of Islam, resulting in the silence in major media outlets about the persecution of Christians.

His entire article is reproduced below.

The Most Despised People in the World
by Bill Warner

The most persecuted group in the world today is Christians. Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, Syria and other nations are murdered, raped, kidnapped, enslaved and persecuted on a daily basis. The reason for the vast majority of all of this violence is that they are Christian among Muslims.

But their abuse does not stop with the violence. The perpetrators of violence are measured in the thousands, but the greatest abuse is at the hands of those who should demand that the violence stop. The silence in the face this persecution is denial and justification. The persecutors are few, but the deniers are in the billions.

Christians are enjoined to care for all persecuted people, but in particular, they are to care for their own brothers and sisters. They manage to ignore the persecution by doing good works, such as care for the poor. Christians have compassion but no courage to face the enemy who kills them. In Nashville, TN (the buckle on the Bible belt) the favorite indoor sport for those who should be dealing with the enemy, Islam, is going to Family of Abraham events and bridge building dialogues where they dance to the tune of Muslims. There is no problem of meeting with Islam, but the rules of engagement are that nothing will be said that offends Islam.

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, an injured man is on the side of the road. Two religious leaders pass him by on the other side of the road. They don’t harm the injured man, they just ignore him. This is the same thing that Christian leaders do at dialogues such as Family of Abraham. They meet with Muslims who adhere to a doctrine that includes killing Christians. But, the leaders will not bring up the Islamic persecution to them. The Christian leadership response to murder of their brothers and sisters is silence. They pass by on the other side of the road. Their silence is consent.

But Christians are not the only deniers. Normally, Jews are quick to step forward in the area of charity and support of victims, but not so with persecuted Christians. Some of this denial may be due to a dislike of Christianity, but Jews are no quicker to help their own.

If you go to thereligionofpeace.com you will find an amazing data base of jihad attacks since 9/11. The current number of attacks is in excess of 22,000 attacks. It is very instructive to parse the data and see what are the top four nations of jihad attacks. When you put the data on a per capita basis, you get the following countries: Israel, Thailand, Philippines and India. Or by religion: Jews, Buddhists, Christians and Hindus. So Jews are the victims of violence by Islam, but the Jews of America love to go to Family of Abraham events and be as silent as the Christians.

But what about the most sensitive victim group — the black American? Victim-ology is the dogma of a myriad black “civil rights” groups with their high priests of race hustles such as Al Sharpton. The most persecuted Christians are in Africa. But the civil rights hustlers of America just love to hang with Muslims as their brothers. All of those dead Africans? Not a problem for African Americans.

It is surprising how many Buddhists are being killed in jihad, but is it a surprise that Buddhists never talk about it? And aside from a few Hindu activists, never a word is heard from the Hindu community about their deaths by jihad.

The deaths in the Philippines are Catholics and what does Pope Francis say about Islam? He says,

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Global Mosque Report: March 2014

This is the second in a series of monthly reports by our British correspondent JP on the progress of worldwide Islamization, as represented by the building of mosques, and activities associated with mosques.

Global Mosque Report (GMR) — March 2014
by JP

Definition of a mosque and/or Islamic center as a ‘rabat’: a place for the preparation of raids against infidels. Not to be mistaken for a place of genuine worship.

“The Prophet imposed his rule on parts of Arabia through a series of ghazvas, or razzias… The ghazva was designed to terrorize the infidels, convince them that their civilization was doomed and force them to submit to Islamic rule. Those who participated in the ghazva were known as the ghazis, or raiders. After each ghazva, the Prophet ordered the creation of a rabat — or a point of contact at the heart of the infidel territory raided.

The rabat consisted of an area for prayer, a section for the raiders to eat and rest and facilities to train and prepare for future razzias. Later Muslim rulers used the tactic of ghazva to conquer territory in the Persian and Byzantine empires. After each raid, they built a rabat to prepare for the next razzia.”*

USA

Arkansas

In Lincoln a group of young Bosnian and Middle Eastern immigrants raised nearly $200,000 to purchase a long-empty church and convert it into a mosque.

California

Jamaal Diwan, imam at the Islamic Center of Irvine, interviewed by Orange County Weekly. A convert, his love of basketball and hip-hop led him to Islam.

Michigan

‘Questions about Islam’ event held at the Kalamazoo Islamic Center. “The main goal is to achieve a sense of understanding between those who practice Islam and those who do not,” said Farhan Igbal, a student at Western Michigan University.

New Jersey

Bernards Township: Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s Liberty Corner mosque proposal met opposition from neighbours concerned about lights, noise, and traffic. Further hearings scheduled to take place in April and May.

Burlington County Muslim Association proposed a 22,745-square-foot building to house a mosque, elementary school, and day care center in Delanco.

United American Muslim Association Inc. filed an application to convert one of Clifton’s oldest buildings, erected in 1740, and latterly a funeral parlour, into a mosque.

New York State

North Side Learning Center purchased Holy Trinity Roman Catholic church in Syracuse for conversion into a mosque to be named ‘Mosque of Jesus the Son of Mary’ (Masjit Isa Ibn Maryam). A petition was lodged with the Landmark Preservation Board to remove crosses from the steeples and grounds as these are not in line with the ‘worshipping practices’ of the new tenants.

Ohio

Shakila Ahmad became the first woman president of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in its eighteen-year history. The mosque sees up to 3,000 Muslims involved on holy days, and there are an estimated 25,000 Muslims in the region.

Tennessee

Memphis Islamic Center to launch the first of three phases required for the construction of a $6.5 million, 63,144-square-foot rabat in Shelby County this summer. In October 2012, World Relief Nashville/Memphis was awarded a Preferred Communities grant by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Virginia

State delegate Alfonso H. Lopez defended his praise of Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church after being rebuked by counter-terrorism officials and media for sponsoring a successful resolution at Virginia’s General Assembly commending the center.

Canada

Ontario

The Islamic Center of Raleigh held its annual open day: among the attractions on offer, visitors could watch Muslims praying, listen to a recitation in Arabic of the ninety-nine names of God, and examine a travelling display of artefacts showing the history of Muslims in America since 1500.

Report on a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Muslim Outreach program visit to Toronto Islamic Center mosque.

Bulgaria

A convert sentenced to one year in prison for spreading radical Islam. His Saudi Arabian-educated tutor at a south Bulgarian mosque school was given a suspended sentence.

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A Nun’s Journal

Sister Hatune Dogan is a Turkish-German Orthodox Christian nun who was featured in a video here last December. The account below of Sister Hatune’s relief work in Turkey and Syria is taken from a newsletter sent to Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.

Both Elisabeth and Sister Hatune will be speakers at a prayer march for persecuted Christians that will take place in Orlando, Florida next month. According to the flyer for the event:

Burning Bush Ministries/Central Florida Branch will sponsor a “Prayer March for Persecuted Christians” on May 17, 2014 in downtown Orlando, Florida. Churches and other organizations concerned with the worldwide persecution of Christians are invited to participate in the prayer march.

The prayer march will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the NE end of Lake Eola Park, proceed along the south end of the lake, then go north to Trinity Lutheran Church, culminating in an event of messages, prayer and song. There will be an emphasis on the persecution of Christians in Europe, Egypt and Pakistan.

— Rev. Bruce J. Lieske, Founder, Burning Bush Ministries/LIJE

Sister Hatune and Rev. Lieske are part of the growing worldwide focus on the Victims of Sharia, most of whom are Christians.

Many thanks to JLH for translating Sister Hatune’s journal describing her recent efforts to minister to the victims of the jihad in Syria:

Trip to the Near East

by Sister Hatune Dogan

1. I met an angel on the flight.

Take-off was a 7:40 a.m. on March 12, 2014 from Düsseldorf airport. The plane was well staffed. I met mostly Turkish passengers — about 90% of those on board.

I sat in seat #15, and in front of me sat a family with a small girl — about 9-11 months. She was blond, smiled happily and her eyes shone like an angel’s. The family sat in front of me for the whole trip. I was fascinated. I hardly noticed time passing. The child’s mother was apparently a German woman who had married a Turkish man. This woman had no doubt converted to Islam, for she was dressed according to Koranic precepts. She had subordinated herself to Islamic rules because the family was flying to the man’s relatives in Turkey. She did not have to wrap herself up in Germany, but now she had adapted to this code, in order to make a good impression on her husband’s family.

I began to ponder, and imagined what the course of the child’s life would be like. Will she stay natural and uninhibited? Will she remain angelic? Will she grow up in a strict Muslim lifestyle, possibly even raised so strictly that she will be unreceptive to ideas of freedom and peaceful coexistence? Will strict Koranic schools influence her life? I remember something I experienced several years ago. I mean the story of Tobias and Mohammed, that I was now remembering.

2. The Story of Tobias and Mohammed

Here I must note that I received the Federal Medal of Merit for the Federal Cross from the Federal President four years ago. The reason for the honor was my efforts on behalf of those people in the world who are victims of persecution and violence because of their faith. A short time later, those who had been awarded the Federal Cross met in Wiesbaden by invitation of the Minister President of Hesse.

On the trip there, I was sitting across from a young father and his son on the train from Kassel to Wiesbaden. The father was studying me closely. Since I was traveling in the garments of my order, he asked me about the order I belonged to. “Are you Italian, Spanish or Greek and do you belong to the orders working in those countries?” was his question. His question surprised me.

I answered “That is a good guess. I am not a native German, but a refugee. I was born in southeast Turkey, in Tur-Abdin. The village was inhabited by Christians. We tried to live according to our faith. I belong to the oldest Christian community in the world. The first missionaries came to us — the apostles Thomas, Andreas, Aday (Judas Thaddeus) were the early missionaries. We have carried their message of faith to the present day. We were persecuted, expelled and oppressed. We often had to flee, leave our homes. The persecutions visited on us over the centuries increased in the twentieth century. For example, the great wave of persecutions and genocide in 1915/1916, but also the related persecutions and oppressions by the Turkish government. In 1985, my father was standing guard on the vineyard, when six armed Muslim men came and wanted to take all of the grapes, and my father would not allow it. He was attacked by these six vineyard thieves, and could only defend himself with his bare hands. They were incited and claimed they had to defend their honor. He was threatened with being cut into pieces no bigger than his earlobes. The result of this attack was a threat to our lives and safety, and we had to flee. I wrote about this in my book, which was published by Herder company.”

I pointed out to him that the reason for the attacks of hatred and persecution was to be found in the Koran. This opened his eyes and loosened his tongue. He said he could now understand what was happening in his own surroundings. And he told a story.

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Army Vet Beaten Up Near Dearborn

Westland is a suburb of Detroit just to the west of Dearborn. Two days ago an Army veteran from Livonia — just north of Westland — was attacked by a gang of men outside a 7-11 in Westland. At the moment it’s still impossible to determine whether the incident included any cultural enrichment, much less assign a Mohammed Coefficient to the crime.

The surveillance shots of the perps are ambiguous as to ethnicity. That close to Dearborn makes you wonder, but these guys could just be white thugs who don’t like blacks or soldiers. Seems unlikely, but you never know…

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this TV news report:

Below is the accompanying article about the incident from WDIV TV Detroit:

Livonia Man assaulted outside Westland 7-Eleven

Three suspects punched, kicked man outside store

Westland police are looking for three men who attacked an Army veteran Thursday morning outside a 7-Eleven.

Adam Wagner, 25, told Local 4 he had gone to the store on S. Venoy Road to buy cigarettes, but noticed three men giving the female clerk a hard time. He said he intervened and then walked out, but the three men followed.

Wagner said the men shouted racial and homophobic slurs, referencing the U.S. Army and military insignias on his vehicle, before they began punching and kicking him.

“They were yelling at me for being part of the military that lets a bunch of ‘n-words’ run around in it,” Wagner said. “I took great offense to that because my best friend in the army was black.”

Wagner served in Afghanistan as an infantryman in 2011.He said he initially tried to follow the men, but they turned around and starting beating on him again.

“They got me to the ground and the first thing I said is cover my head,” Wagner said. “They got a bunch of punches in at the side of my head but the kicks were right to the face. It just kept going on and on, I didn’t know when it was going to stop.”

After the men fled, Wagner went to the closest home he could get to and asked for help. He’s now at home recovering. His nose is broken, his lip had to be stitched up and he can barely see out of his left eye because of how swollen it is.

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Multiculturalism: “Cult of Ignorance”

Mark Steyn is always funny. But behind the wit is a dark truth: on the slippery slope where multiculturalists live and move and have their being, your facts are merely opinions. Their opinions — the multiculturalists’ ruling dogmas — are incontrovertible facts, they are the credos which every thinking sensitive, feeling person accepts as gospel truths and can recite by heart. They include the enthronement of worthy victims and the promulgation of chronic aggrievement as a constitutional right.

The Counterjihad is a subset within the larger pushback against the damage multiculturalism inflicts on the West in particular, though the damage proceeds apace in Third World primitive societies that buy into the ruling dogma for their own benefit. Especially do the despots who rule these places buy the benefits. Their unfree citizens? Not so much.

Thus we will continue to report on the depredations inflicted by the politically correct, multicultural fallacies that wreak such harm. These restrictions through which the Political Class attempts to eradicate our “ancient liberties” are impoverishing us all.

Let me amend that: our liberties aren’t ancient so much as they are inherent in the human condition, but all too often honored in the breach rather than the reality. The damage to the West’s cultural fabric by the Marxist/Islamic juggernaut has been grievous and unjust; no surer proof of that destruction is the ongoing disappearance of the middle class. Watch this amazing graphic to see the middle class vanish over decades in just one city (Chicago), which is now deeply in debt and floundering on the path to Detroit’s fate. Is it happening in Europe, too? I don’t know, but in America the pace of the ruination is increasing; that destruction is aided and abetted by Islam’s weapons of discord, divisiveness, and the push for an aggrieved victim class.

In the video, Mr. Steyn points out what one “tiny, miserable grey island in the North Atlantic” managed to accomplish. The great horror is the ways in which that hard-won knowledge is being buried beneath the strew and slander of the deliberate ignorance of those who want only its subjugation under a theocratic supremacy. Those currently in power chant a mantra about the ways “poverty breeds ignorance”, etc., while their own educated ignorance reduces all facts to mere opinion.

The latest strong-arming of those who dissent from their gospel? Numerous pronouncements are being issued by multiculturalists in the Anglosphere that climate “dissenters/deniers” should be jailed or otherwise silenced for their refusal to bow to the politically correct Truths proving that it is the dastardly behavior of human beings which is surely causing the earth to heat up to irrevocably dangerous levels.

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