After the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, Americans became fearful of Islamic terrorists. And terrorists, and their supporters, became fearful of Americans.
The media insists that we empathize, not with the fears of the former, but of the latter.
Americans may be killed by the thousands, but we are never allowed to be victims. Much like the Christians of Sri Lanka, a day will pass and the media will switch its attention to the “backlash fear” group.
Sri Lanka is under siege. The jihadis are active and are successfully “casting terror into the hearts of disbelievers” (Qur’an 8:60), who are now being subverted.
“Sri Lanka deployed thousands of security forces on Friday to protect mosques.” That’s because Sri Lanka is worried about retaliatory attacks. One can understand this, but rather than protect the churches from further jihad attacks, Sri Lankan authorities have “ordered the country’s religious leaders to keep all Catholic churches closed and not to hold prayer services” until further notice. Then why not order the same closure for mosques?
One must also remember that “Indian intelligence officials warned their Sri Lankan counterparts of the attack just hours before the first bomb was detonated, but the Sri Lankans failed to act,” and they continue to fail the country’s Christians. Also, the Sri Lankan archbishop Malcolm Ranjithbelieved Muslim envoys from jihad sponsoring states who assured him that the jihad bombings had “no connection to Islam.” How shameful that Ranjith would believe this, given the pervasiveness of Christian persecution in Islamic nations.
Israel has issued a warning to Israelis to get out of Sri Lanka and told those planning trips there to cancel them, because the jihad threat continues. No country is more aware of the jihad daily. This warning should be heeded by all foreign Christians as well, particularly given the failure of Sri Lanka to protect its peaceful Christians when the government knew attacks were imminent; and also given the appalling followup by the Sri Lankan government and the Sri Lankan archbishop.
“Sri Lanka Deploys Security to Mosques After Fired Official Said Protecting Churches ‘Impossible,’” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, April 26, 2019:
Sri Lanka deployed thousands of security forces on Friday to protect mosques and other worshipping centers across the island nation against potential retaliatory violence in the wake of the jihadi suicide bombings against Christians on Easter Sunday.
President Maithripala Sirisena granted the military sweeping police powers after the bombings.
The deployment of security forces to protect mosques and other religious centers came after the country’s now-deposed defense minister, Hemasiri Fernando, reportedly claimed it would have been “impossible” to protect the Christians targeted by the jihadis despite receiving prior intelligence about the attacks.
“It was quite impossible to protect a large number of churches last Sunday despite receiving prior information about these attacks,” Fernando told reporters, referring to the assault that primarily targeted Christians at churches and luxury hotels, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported this week.
The jihadis, allegedly on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), targeted three churches and four hotels, killing more than 350 and wounding about 500 others, including Americans.
Fernando “said that the government did not expect an attack of such magnitude to occur and the extensive measures to prevent the bombings would have been impossible,” PTI reported.
“An emergency law is non-functional in this country since Sri Lanka is a democratic country. Therefore, there is very little I can do,” the defense secretary proclaimed.
On Wednesday, Sirisena urged the defense minister and the country’s police chief to quit for withholding and failing to act on intelligence about potential terrorist attacks that came to them before the Easter Sunday carnage.
Fernando resigned the following day, the Colombo Telegraph noted.
Without explicitly identifying anyone, Lakshman Kiriella, a top Sri Lankan lawmaker, revealed, “Some top intelligence officials hid the intelligence information purposefully. Information was there, but the top brass security officials did not take appropriate actions.”
The Sri Lankan government has deployed “nearly 10,000 soldiers” across the Indian Ocean island nation…
After every terrorist attack, it’s only a matter of time until the media runs its expected, “Muslims fear backlash” stories.
The New York Times was one of the first media outlets out of the gate to claim that Sri Lankan Muslims are being terrorized by Christians.
“In the town of Negombo, where an attack on a church during Easter services killed more than 100 people, gangs of Christian men moved from house to house, smashing windows, breaking down doors, dragging people into the streets, punching them in the face and then threatening to kill them, dozens of residents said. No deaths were reported, but many Muslims fear it is only a matter of time,” the paper claims.
Then it admits that, “The country is about 7 percent Christian, 10 percent Muslim, 13 percent Hindu and 70 percent Buddhist.”
If we are to believe the Times, then the Christians, who make up only 7 percent of the country, are terrorizing Muslims who make up 10 percent of the country. And yet, are unable to fight back.
That sounds hard to believe. But it’s a convenient and familiar narrative.
The media is most comfortable with Christians as villains, rather than victims, and Muslims as victims rather than terrorists. And so it tells the story that conveniently fits its narrative of choice.
The attempt to transform Christians from victims to perpetrators so quickly after the Muslim church attacks is deeply shameful.
And deeply disturbing.
While Christians face genocide in Muslim countries, and even in countries with Muslim minorities, the media erases their stories and demonizes them. After ISIS concluded its bloody work, the media took over.
Washington D.C. has a sizable Muslim population. And while Rep. Ilhan Omar has gotten a lot of attention, there are more Muslim aides and staffers than ever before.
Some of them would like D.C. restaurants to open at 4 AM.
Katherine Ashworth Brandt, a former congressional aide now studying political management at George Washington University who founded the campaign late last year, is urging Washington restaurants to expand their hours next month to accommodate Muslims celebrating Ramadan, the 30 days of fasting that begins May 5 this year for most Muslims.
“I want this to be a common business practice,” said Brandt, 34. “I want customers to be able to expect that places will be open when they need them during Ramadan.”
Restaurateurs participating in Dine After Dark would open around 4 a.m., to give Muslims two hours before sunup to eat before abstaining from food and drink for the rest of the day, or close around 10:30 p.m., about two hours after sunset, when observant Muslims break their fast.
For an eatery to open at 4 AM, the employees have to start work anywhere from 1 AM to 2 AM.
Making this Ramadan accommodation a common business practice would be expensive for employers and miserable for employees.
But, as usual a convenience issue for Muslims seems to trump the comfort and welfare of non-Muslims.
As an Orthodox Jew, we keep fasts certain times of the year. Some of them begin very early in the morning. We don’t expect places to open at 4 AM for our convenience. There’s a great deal of entitlement embodied in such an attitude.
Muslims in Washington D.C. don’t need to go out in the morning. They can prepare their own food ahead of time. Microwaves and toaster ovens make it easy to have a meal without expecting businesses to accommodate you or workers to go without sleep.
But instead, also as usual, an Islamic entitlement is portrayed as a civil rights issue.
Depending on their business models, some restaurants would expand both morning and evening hours. Two extra hours may not be enough to serve all Muslims’ needs, Brandt acknowledged, but it’s a start.
It’s never enough. Everything you give is only a starting point.
“All of us need to be more considerate of other people’s traditions and holidays and know that these are important no matter what religion you subscribe to,” she said
How about being considerate of employees earning minimum wage and having little enough time to spend with their children?
Consideration is never given to infidels. Only demanded from them.
On Monday February 11th, sharia-adherent Congresswoman Ilhan Omar publicly acknowledged her anti-Semitic comments, but stood by her criticisms of Israel.
The real question is: “Why is anyone surprised a sharia-adherent muslim hates Jews?”
The Koran, which according to Islam contains the uncreated words of Islam’s god Allah, reveals a systemic hatred for Jews.
“For them (Jews) in this world is disgrace, and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment” (5:41)
The most authoritative report about what Islam’s prophet Mohammad said records: “The Prophet said, ‘The hour of judgment will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them.’” (Bukhari 2926)
The Koran commands muslims not to take Jews and Christians as friends, and muslims who do will go to hell (Koran 5:51).
In the Koran, Allah turns the Jews into apes and pigs (Koran 2:63-66; 5:59-60; 7:166).
As a Special Agent in the FBI and the creator of the first Counterterrorism Training program in the government detailing the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood, sharia, and the broader Islamic networks, UTT President John Guandolo recalls:
“In the Counterterrorism division of the FBI, we discovered the deeper a muslim went in his/her study of Islam and sharia, the more likely they were to support and participate in violent actions and have a hatred towards Jews.”
A 2015 survey from the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy came to the same conclusion.
On January 10, 2019, the three (3) muslim Members of Congress – Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Andre Carson – all attended and participated in festivities hosted by the terrorist group Hamas doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) at the Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.
See CAIR is Hamas at UTT’s website for some of the evidence detailing CAIR’s creation by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee which is Hamas in the United States.
Today in Congress we have three (3) muslim Members of Congress who: overtly support the Koran over the Constitution, are working with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders to undermine liberty and America’s Constitutional Republic, and are violating their Oaths of Office by failing to “protect and defend” the Constitution while participating in actions that can only be described as seditious.
In an America with a functioning counterintelligence apparatus and Department of Justice, these three Members of Congress would be facing federal charges. But the establishment Republicans, as well as Democrat leaders are giving them a pass.
Every time jihadis kill Kafirs, our leaders and Muslims launch another “Don’t blame Muslims” campaign. The latest campaign is presented by Omar Alnatour. He takes the approach of Muslims should not apologize for what criminals do, because terrorists have nothing to do with Islam.
OA: “Radicals have hijacked his religion”
If a Muslim imitates Mohammed, he is following the Sunna, which the Koran commands Muslims to do. It is not a crime, if you do what Mohammed did.
OA: “Islam teaches peace”
Islam does preach peace, but it also preaches jihad. Mohammed rose to power on politics and jihad, not peace.
OA: “Islam says not to kill the innocents”
Yes, but Kafirs are guilty of rejecting Mohammed and are not innocent.
OA: “Muslims are not terrorists”
No, Muslims are called to be jihadis, not terrorists. The Koran devotes 24% of the Medinan Koran to jihad.
OA: “Muslims condemn terrorism”
Perhaps, but will Muslims acknowledge that they cannot condemn what Mohammed did? They cannot condemn Mohammed’s jihad.
OA: “Good Muslims have no relationship to terrorists”
Peaceful Muslims say the same prayers, read the same Koran and follow the Sunna as the jihadis.
“The halls of power bowed to the pulse of the street. This moment marks a new future for American Muslims,” crowed a recent mass email from the Hamas-derived Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, had every reason to rejoice, for Democratic representatives had just transformed a congressional censure of antisemitism into a resolution that actually protected pro-jihad Muslim anti-Semites like him.
The CAIR email condemned the original intention of the resolution that Congress passed on March 8. In a “twisted logic, Democratic leadership planned to release a resolution condemning anti-Semitism as a public rebuke of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar,” who has consistently made anti-Semitic statements, as previously discussed. Adopting hackneyed arguments that Omar and others, including her Democratic colleague Rashida Tlaib, are merely legitimate critics of Israeli policies, the email celebrated an end to the “silencing of criticism of Israeli apartheid.”
While the resolution had its origins in national outrage over Omar’s years-long recidivist string of anti-Semitic remarks, the ultimate text did not mention her and buried antisemitism. As the prominent orthodox Rabbi Dov Fischerobserved, in the resolution the “Democrats will not name the Jew-hater,” but “condemn everything except for apple pie” in what the New York Post called a “meaningless…Pablum.” Yet his fellow rabbinical luminary, Shmuley Boteach, noted that this “milquetoast resolution condemning nearly every form of bigotry (anti-Christian prejudice was notably missing)” passed 407-23, including with her support. Condemnation of white supremacists like the Ku Klux Klan had a prominent textual place, while rampant antisemitismamong her Muslim coreligionists worldwide received no mention.
Instead, the text condemned “Islamophobia,” a late twentieth-century neologism that has consistently served its totalitarian purpose of suppressing any critical inquiry into the beliefs and behaviors of Muslims. Accordingly, the resolution cavalierly dismisses “unfair allegations that they sympathize with individuals who engage in violence or terror or support the oppression of women, Jews, and other vulnerable communities.” While Omar and Tlaib’s insinuations about divided Jewish loyalties had angered many, the resolution’s statement that “imputations of dual loyalty threaten American democracy” could equally encompass concerns about illiberal Islamic ideologies.
Unsurprisingly, CAIR celebrated the fact that the resolution “is the first piece of legislation mentioning Islamophobia to pass either chamber of Congress.” CAIR’s allies in the fight to change the resolution’s contents also touted their successful efforts. These included the anti-Semitic Muslim-American political activist Linda Sarsour and the anti-Israel US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a supporter of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
Thus the Democrats “hijacked a condemnation of Jew-hatred and twisted it to make Muslims, not Jews, the victims,” noted this author’s colleague and anti-sharia activist, Deborah Weiss. Correspondingly, Mehdi Hasan, a BDS-whitewashing reporter for the Qatar-based television channel and fount of antisemitism Al Jazeera, decried the “Islamophobic and racist attacks” upon Omar in an interview with her. Tlaib likewise blamed “Islamophobia” for Omar’s public troubles.
Such statements reflected how Muslims such as Omar used religious identity to deflect criticism. “Many on the left believe that as a woman of color, a Muslim, and an immigrant, Omar cannot, by definition, be a purveyor of hate and prejudice,” conservative Jewish commentator Jonathan Tobin explaineed. Such “identity politics” means that “those who are considered oppressed receive immunity to do things that those considered more privileged cannot do.”
As one anonymous Democrat critic of Omar toldBreitbart, “Islamophobia has become the knee jerk reaction to anyone who dares criticize her.” An online open letter from Sarour’s Mpowerchange organization in support of Omar rejected any worries about Islamic antisemitism as an “Islamophobic stereotype that Muslims are inherently antisemitic.” Correspondingly, the anti-Semitic writer CJ Werlemandenounced the “phony and scurrilous charges of anti-Semitism” that” targeted “two Muslim women representatives,” Omar and Tlaib, “moral leaders in their party.” Conservative commentators such as FrontPage contributor Daniel Greenfield therefore noted Omar’s status as a “member of the Democrat’s protected victim class.”
Muslim reformer Shireen Qudosi observed the dangerous implications of such ideological untouchables. A week before the resolution’s passage, a political poster appeared in the West Virginia capitol building that juxtaposed Omar’s picture with an image of the September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda attacks upon New York’s World Trade Center. Contrary to the claims that this was a slanderous association of her with 9/11, Qudosi accurately saw thereby that with Omar and her allies the “ideology that goes ‘tick tick boom’ went from crashing into the Twin Towers to walking the halls of Congress.”
A March 6 confrontation outside of Tlaib’s congressional office between Qudosi’s fellow Muslim reformer Asra Nomani and Omar supporters following their Capitol Hill rally proved Qudosi’s point. As Nomani and others videoed, rally participants including Sarsour, CAIR national outreach manager Jinan Shbat, and former CAIR Connecticut chapter leader Mongi Dhaouadi conferred with Tlaib and/or prevented Nomani from entering Tlaib’s office. Her choice of consulting anti-Semitic, Israel-hating, pro-jihad individuals over Nomani clearly showed the political influencesthat so devastatingly distorted the congressional reaction to Omar.
As Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer has explained, the ability of the Democrats’ emerging radical political base to squash censure of Omar shows that she “stands victorious as the new master of the Democratic Party.” Especially the freshman congresswoman’s coveted position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee reveals that “open anti-Semitism has become mainstream and normalized on the Left today” and it is “not just mainstream, either: it’s the future.” On this committee she will have a “sort of bully pulpit that Israel-haters have lacked up until now,” Tobin has warned.
Spencer’s aghast summation is that Omar “has achieved the normalization of a paranoid Jew-hatred not seen in the political mainstream since the Third Reich.” “I don’t believe that anyone in the history of Congress has so openly and vilely attacked Jews and Israel,” Boteach has concurred, an assessment supported by factual evaluation of her many falsehoods. The congressional resolution has worked merely to “cement Omar’s criticism as on the kosher side of the line when it comes to what may constitute antisemitism,” analyzedJerusalem Post editor Seth Frantzman. Moreover, she showed little willingness to reform during a March 5 meeting of congressional Democrats where, among other things, she refused to endorse Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish national homeland.
Democrat leaders will most likely want to continue to ignore any of Omar’s offenses, as she has proven her undivided loyalty to the new red-green political alliance of Leftists and sharia supremacists. She has particularly offered no objection to “Pelvic Left” agendas so central to the modern Democratic Party’s “Sexual State,” even as individuals like Judge Jeanine Pirro speculateabout the significance of Omar’s hijab and Islamic modesty culture. Especially incongruous is the Left’s embrace of homosexuality while Muslims such as Siraj Wahhaj, her ally Sarsour’s mentor, espouse brutal Islamic orthodoxy towards gays.
Omar notably has recommended legal action against athletic organizations for not allowing “transgendered” biological males to compete against women. Thereby she absurdly argued that the “myth that trans women have a ‘direct competitive advantage’ is not supported by medical science.” Additionally, she evinces no concern about how “transgenderism” threatens females’ most intimate privacy, both Muslim and non-Muslim.
Thus anti-Semites such as Omar will remained ensconced in the Democratic Party. Her haughtiness towards the media likewise reflects that the press has previously shown little interest in substantial evidence that The Democratic Party’s “Progress” into Antisemitism (Part Two)she engaged in marriage fraud with her immigrant brother. This dire political arrangement raise critical questions for Jews, traditionally a stalwart Democratic constituency, as the last article in this series will examine.
“I don’t understand why some others can say similar, probably things that could be said to be anti-Semitic that are not being held to the same standard.”
Who? Anyway, if they aren’t being held to the same standard, they should be. Meanwhile, Tlaib’s claims about “Islamophobia” growing in the U.S. are part of the large-scale effort right now to shut down all opposition to jihad terror and Sharia oppression, as such opposition is routinely defamed with this label.
“Islamophobia ‘very present on both sides of the aisle,’ Tlaib says,” by Connor O’Brien, Politico, March 17, 2019:
Islamophobia “is still very present on both sides of the aisle” on Capitol Hill, Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Sunday.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Tlaib criticized prejudice against Muslims in the wake of a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people.
Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, referenced fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who she said has “become very much a target,” with both lawmakers receiving death threats.
“I have seen the letters and have seen the various posts from not only Democrats — from Republicans, but also Democrats, that, when we target or disagree, we need to be very careful, in that it’s not feeding into the Islamophobia that is growing in our country,” Tlaib said….
Host Jake Tapper pressed Tlaib on recent comments she made that Islamophobia was prevalent both among Democrats and Republicans.
“This is what I saw, is this double standard,” Tlaib explained.
“I pause and think to myself, is it because she’s a black American and she’s Muslim?” she said.
“And so that’s where I pause and say to myself, is there an issue here? And I guess our mere presence there, the fact that now there’s not only one, but now three Muslim Americans serving in Congress, that our mere presence is going to be able to possibly break down any of these kinds of racialized, you know, opinions, these — this kind of Islamophobia that I do feel like is still very present on both sides of the aisle,” Tlaib said.
“I don’t understand why some others can say similar, probably things that could be said to be anti-Semitic that are not being held to the same standard,” Tlaib added. “That’s what I’m saying.”…
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) stepped up his anti-Trump game on Thursday when he promised to vote in favor of blocking the president’s national emergency declaration on border security.
We all know what to expect from him but we have another 12 Republicans that voted for the Bill that would end Trump’s national emergency:
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rob Portman (R-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Roy Blunt (R-MO) voted in favor of eliminating Trump’s national emergency, which would make it harder to secure America’s southern border.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who previously signaled he would vote to end the emergency, said he will back Trump’s emergency after Trump said he will work with Republicans on a president’s national emergency authority. Tillis is up for re-election in 2020. Ads by Revcontent
Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) voted in favor of the national emergency. The Senate passed on the resolution Thursday, 59-41.
Trump has promised to use the first veto of his presidency to strike it down, and Congress does not have the votes to override the veto.
“VETO!” Trump tweeted moments after the vote.
13 Rinos + 47 democrats make 60….they need 67 to override his veto. Praise God, I think we’ve got our WALL!
They just can’t seem to get it through their corrupt little Globalists minds. They are not going to find anyone to vote for them. These people are so cowardly, they can’t even figure out we are at a point where the nation could go Communist, they just sit on their hands and do nothing. Rinos are totally incompetent and stupid or totally corrupt. Time and history will tell.
These RINO traitor Senators must go. They are against the US and only care about their big donor money.
Spread this everywhere and expose these traitors!
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