Saturday, April 22, 2017

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Hoax by Indiana State Univ. Professor

Hat tip Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna

 Anti-Muslim threats, attack hoax created by US professor to keep his job
-Azhar Hussain (Facebook photo)

As I have written many time, I condemn any actual hate crime against anyone-including Muslims. It is a  fact, however, that many reported hate crimes against Muslims turn out to be hoaxes-perpetrated by Muslims themselves. It appears we have just such a case at Indiana State University, where a professor identified as Azhar Hussain reportedly concocted hate crimes against himself.  This report comes from Russia Today.

According to the ISU website, Hussain teaches in the area of aviation technology.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Geert Wilders " We Suffer From Islam"

Hat tip Gates of Vienna

Dutch politician Geert Wilders, the most courageous man in Europe, is calling on his country to rid itself of Islam (by peaceful means, of course). This comes in the wake of the latest attack, this time again in Paris.

Two More Arresred in FGM Case

Fakhruddin Attar
Fakhruddin Attar

Two people have been arrested in connection with the case against Detroit area doctor Jumana Nagarwala, who is charged with performing female genital mutilations. The arrested are Dr  
Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar. The doctor is accused of providing his facility for the procedures, while his wife is charged with assisting in the operations.

Syrian Terrorist Found in Dusseldorf Homeless Shelter

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Egri Nok

"Abdalfatah H. A. (35) allegedly murdered 36 people in the war in Syria. Incredible — the terrorist and his family live in a shelter for the homeless in Düsseldorf inconspicuously!
The Federal Prosecutor accuses Abdalfatah H. A. of executing a so-called “Sharia Death Sentence” on 36 government workers. Together with a second man (arrested in Hesse) he allegedly belonged to the Al-Nusra Front terror militia."

This is another reason why we don't want those Syrian refugees in the US. German police have discovered a Syrian mass murder -a member of the Al Nusra Front- living with his family in a homeless shelter in Dusseldorf.

Does this not prove our case that we cannot adequately vet these people?

More on the Paris Shooter

 Hat tip Daily  Caller

When ISIS claimed responsibility for the Paris attack that killed one policeman, they gave a name other than given by French sources. The below article makes it clear they are one and the same person. It also explained how in 2001 the attacker was able to shoot at French police while in custody.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

How to Get a BDS Resolution Passed

Hat tip Algemeiner and Barry

Faced with a series of defeats on college campuses, the pro-Palestinian proponents of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (against Israel) crowd (at least at California's Pitzer College) have figured out a way to get their resolutions passed by student government.

Do it all by surprise during the Easter and Passover Sunday when Christian and Jewish students are not around.

This is not an isolated example. Anti-Israel votes and events are often scheduled on Jewish holidays on college campuses. It is sneaky and underhanded.

Paris Update

Hat tip Francois DeSouche

It's a familiar story.

First of all, it appears that a local (Los Angeles) radio news report that a second French police officer had died was erroneous.

French president Francois Hollande has announced that all signs point to terrorism. And why not? The attacker who was killed by police is identified (according to Francois DeSouche) as Karim Cheurfi (born in France in 1977).

Karim Cheurfi est très défavorablement connu de la justice. Il avait tiré en 2001 sur des policiers alors qu’il était en garde à vue à Melun. Condamné à 20 ans en 2003, il avait vu sa peine allégée à 15 ans en 2005.

Translation: Karim Cheurfi was very unfavorably known to justice. He fired at police officers in 2001 when he was in custody at Melun. Condemned to 20 years in 2003, he saw his sentence reduced to 15 years in 2015.

We Now Take You to The Hague

About a week ago in the Dutch capital, police shot a man threatening them with a machete. Vlad Tepes has the video. Once the man was hit he began shouting......

You know the  answer. "Allahu Akhbar".

Bill O'Reilly

Image result for the factor with bill oreilly
"Caution: You are about to enter the No-Bill Zone"

Suddenly, Bill O'Reilly is gone from Fox News. His show, The Factor, was by far the most popular cable news talk show and had been for years. However, O'Reilly has been at the center of numerous sexual harassment allegations by various women, advertisers were dropping the show, and Fox made the decision that he had to go. What the future holds for O'Reilly is uncertain.

I was a regular viewer of The Factor. I found O'Reilly to be very entertaining. Unlike many other talking heads, he tried to be fair, but it was pretty obvious he was a conservative and was deeply critical of President Obama. Occasionally, he got minor facts wrong, but they didn't distort the truth of the story.

O'Reilly was also famous for a volcanic temper. Several years ago he was caught on video tape blowing up at his stage staff while getting ready to go on the air when something went awry. His blowup with Geraldo Rivera over immigration was rather shocking. What really appalled me was his insults at George Will calling him a hack on the air for criticizing his book, "Killing Reagan".

I don't know what the truth is regarding the sexual harassment allegations. I don't know whether O'Reilly is a likable guy in real life or not. It is troubling that Fox is at the center of a lot of sexual harassment allegations beginning with the forced resignation of Roger Ailes. Of course, it is hardly a secret that the left had O'Reilly in their sights, and there are allegations of groups like Media Matters raising money to go after him and others at Fox. It is a sign of just how low the leftist media will sink. Whether O'Reilly deserved his fate or was a victim of false allegations, I will leave for others to decide.

Fox, however, does have a worthy successor in Tucker Carlson, who has shown himself to be a willing and capable debater with the voices on the left. His ratings since getting hos own show are quite high. The network, does need to take these recent allegations from former female workers seriously.

Paris Hit Again

Hat tip Gates of Vienna

Two policemen have beeb shot, one killed,  while sitting in their car at a traffic light on the Champs Elysees in Paris Friday night. It is reported now that the second officer has died. One shooter has been killed. There may be others.

Was a California Professor Involved in the Berkeley Riot Last Week-Using a Bike Lock as a Weapon?

A man crouching for cover (C) gets hit with a bike lock as protesters use anything they have for makeshift weapons in the brawl 

Issssss it true that the suspect who was hitting pro-Trump demonstrator(s) with a bicycle lock last week during the Berkeley riots was a professor at a California college?

Based on the above photo and the two below videos, at least four men were attacked  by an ANTIFA protester wielding a bike lock at the April 15 riot. The descriptions appear alike.

Various web sites are attaching a name to the suspect, but until there are charges, I will hold back.

Stay tuned.

The Turkish Referendum: A Turkish-German Woman Reacts

(I don't know why these Vidme videos are so darn big. Go to the Gates of Vienna link for a more readable version.)

Hat tip Politikstube, Gates of Vienna, Vlad Tepes and Nash Montana

The below video was made by a Turkish- German woman in reaction to the votes cast by Turks in Germany in favor of the referendum in Turkey that gave increased powers to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She asks: "What have you done to your own people in Turkey?"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FGM Doctor Appears in Court

Jumana Nagarwala, the doctor charged with performing female genital mutilations, appeared in court this week. Stunning new information was brought out during the hearing., Creeping Sharia has the report.

Tonight, Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show. She stated that presently, 26 states have no laws on this procedure (which us illegal under federal law). That needs to be addressed. A strong   message must be sent through tough sentencing that this procedure will not be tolerated in the US.

UC Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech

Hat tip Hot Air and Daily California

This really makes a statement about UC Berkeley and its community, doesn't it? UCB has cancelled Ann Coulter's scheduled speech at the school over fears that protesters would cause violence. They are suggesting she come back in September-as if conditions will be different then.

It should be noted that when Coulter came to speak at UC Irvine a few years ago, there were no incidents whatsoever.

Here is the problem as I see it. The cowardly Berkeley administrators cannot guarantee Coulter's safety because they are not willing to let their police do their duty when a riot breaks out. This was amply demonstrated at the recent riot that forced a cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos' scheduled speech.

So what we have here at Berkeley is the victory of the heckler's veto. This is what any conservative speaker can expect at UC Berkeley. "Sorry. We can't guarantee your safety."

Here is the article from the Daily Californian, UCB's campus paper.

We regret this outcome — especially given our unqualified support for our students’ right to bring speakers of their choosing to the University, and our deep commitment to the values and principles embedded in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,”

Keep in mind this is a tax-payer funded university, where only politically-correct/liberal/radical speakers have a voice.

Bloodshed Continues in Germany

                                                                            "Wir schaffen dass." (We can do this.)
                                                                                       (It ain't schaffen, Angie.)

Angela Merkel's Germany experienced its latest immigrant-related murder on Easter evening in the Duisburg suburb of Marxloh, a crime-ridden immigrant neighborhood. In this case, a 15-year-old boy was chased down and murdered by a gang of youths with knives and axes.

While the identities of the victim and perps are not given, it appears to be a case of immigrant on immigrant violence.

Gates of Vienna has a report translated from the German.

Springtime in Germany.

Richard Spencer at Auburn

I am just learning about the speaking appearance last night by white nationalist Richard Spencer. at Auburn University. The event was allowed to proceed over Auburn's objections by a federal  judge who ordered that Spencer had a right to speak. There were mostly peaceful protests, but there was some violence and three arrests. Prior to the event, police forced the ANTIFA crowd to remove their masks before they were allowed to enter the university.

In my view, Spencer is a vile racist and neo-Nazi. His shouts of Heil this or that are a thinly disguised tribute to Hitler himself.

As to whether he should speak at Auburn, my first reaction is that he has his first amendment rights, but I wondered just who would have invited him to speak. At UC Irvine, where I formally taught part-time, it required a student group on campus to invite a speaker. Apparently, this is not the case at Auburn. Spencer apparently arranged the event himself. (Auburn is a public university.)

In the past year or two, I have become alarmed at the rise in anti-white rhetoric in universities by students and faculty. White students are being stigmatized as being inherently racist and "privileged". It is a dangerous and divisive tactic. The deliberate murder of three white men in Fresno yesterday by a black nationalist and Muslim is a testament to that. Nevertheless, white nationalism is not the answer. Coming together as one American people is the answer. Richard Spencer represents nothing but hate, and his message should be rejected.

I can well understand Auburn's position. While legally, Spencer may have had the law on his side, I can appreciate that Auburn did not want him on campus. By the way, I do not consider Spencer to be of the same ilk as Milo Yiannopoulos, who has been at the center of so many recent campus incidents. Whatever Yiannopoulos' faults, he is no Spencer. I have supported Yiannopoulos' right to speak on campus.

I also agree with the actions of the Auburn cops who forced the ANTIFA types to remove their masks before proceeding. It is a tactic other police forces should emulate. ANTIFA is just as odious as the Spencer followers.

The Fresno Shooter and His Motive

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

Fresno shooter Kori Ali Mohammad in his own words.

Any questions?

Yes, that's Arabic he is speaking along with the English.

Side note: While Mohammad was going on his shooting spree in Fresno, I was sitting in a
hall at UC Irvine listening to a group of ladies ranting about white racism.

Ironic, isn't it?

Italian Train Taken Over by North African Gang of Youths

Hat tip Vlad Tepes, Egri Nok and Gates of Vienna

It seems there is no limit to what the Europeans are willing to put up with at the hands of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.

In the below news report, about 60 young men of North African origin boarded a train at the French-Italian coastal border at Ventimiglia. At that point, passengers were subjected to 5 hours of terror. Here is a translation of the below Italian news report from La Stampa.

Five hours on a train at the mercy of gang
Passengers hostage to 60 youths. Aggression and torn seats. Nobody makes them get off

Caption beneath photo

The nightmare returns on the seaside routes. In ten days already there six Magrebians (North Africans) accused of robberies by the Carabinieri.

"It was a traumatic  trip. The train is always used for a trip to the sea, but I  never have experienced such a spectacle." Simona, a student from Turin was among the 300 passengers who had the misfortune to travel on the regional (train) Sunday from Ventimiglia to Turin. She boarded at Laigueglia at 4:20 in the afternoon and saw the lights of the station at Porta Nuova when it was already past nine. But it wasn't the almost five hours of the trip that astounded her. Rather it was what happened inside and outside the (train) cars.

Caption to video:

Thugs on the seaside train Ventimiglia-Turin.. Here is the video of the police in chase.


The Testimony

"The nightmare began when we arrived at Finale. Here a group of youths boarded. There were so many, I think North African, I think all minors. With them were Italian girls. They were drunk. They continued to move among the compartments. They hid in the bathrooms, I imagine to not be seen by the conductor. The situation degenerated  when one of the youths began to shout: One of the Magrebians was choking ( a girl) by the neck. " A joke", he said in defense, but a couple of pensioners asked for the intervention of the train conductor. "We stopped at the Cengio station," recounted Simona. There there were Carabinieri and they had the group get off. Ambulances arrived. Three girls were treated, they were about 14 years old. I saw the military, who were trying to get in contact with the parents by telephone.

Almost one and a half hours passed and the regional (train) departed. But the 60 Maghrebians also were on board. " At the end they didn't even make them pay a fine. And they spent the rest of the trip harassing all of the other passengers. They said, "You see? They can't do anything to us." Prior to arriving in Turin, their rage  was taken out on the seats of a compartment, torn with knives, and in the bathrooms rendered completely unusable. Once at Porta Nuova, there was a general panic. " I got off and left the station among cordons of police. But I saw with my  yes a bunch of those boys who escaped running in the middle of the tracks. In sum, I believe that the major part of them, after all they had done, had gotten away."

The Investigations

Simona seems to be correct: At least for now, awaiting the report of the train conductor, the rail police have been able to identify a pair of foreigners, who remain free. In the meantime, Rfi confirms the damage found on the regional (train). And Sunday night the entire traffic at Porta Nuova was interrupted for about 20 minutes.

The issue of the regional (trains) that each day connect Turin and Cuneo had already burst two years ago when the unions put it on the list of the 15 most dangerous in Italy. Criticized by other denunciations by the same controllers, they were left alone to regulate life on board after the cuts imposed in the summer of 2014. Thus, the routes were watched by the POLFER patrols  (railway police) for months. But the chronicle of acts of vandalism and assaults is recent. Just last April 6 on the Intercity Turin-Savona a 40-year-old man was surrounded and beaten. Trying to save his wallet and telephone he suffered a broken nose and cranial trauma: He had to spend the night in a hospital. The attackers, three Moroccans of about 20 years in age were traced by the Carabinieri to Fossano: It resulted in a (criminal) complaint. Another episode in the afternoon of the following day, at Savigliano. Another three Maghrebians were seated next to a 25-year-old student (female). They bothered her, distracted her and escaped with her purse. The Carabinieri fought with them in the station. Two of them are minors.

Bringing Campus Anti-Semitism to Public Attention

This article first appeared in Eagle Rising.

Recently, I gave a talk before one of the local Act for America chapters in Orange County, California. Act was founded by Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese Christian immigrant to the US, to inform the public about  the threat of radical Islam. My topic was one that many in the audience might not have been aware of- anti-semitism on university campuses. So what was the connection? In my view, the connection was that most anti-semitism in the US today is located on our college campuses and is largely driven by two student groups: the Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

The latter group was co-founded by UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian, a Palestinian Muslim activist, who has also co-founded American Muslims for Palestine, the Zaytuna College at UC Berkeley, and the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Center, also at UCB.

I showed the audience video clips of three radical Islamic imams who have spoken at UC Irvine (where I taught part-time until last year): Abdul Alim Musa, Mohamed al Asi, and Amir Abdel Malik Ali. In a 2001 speech at UCI, Al Asi stated, "You can take the Jew out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the Jew". In a  2006 speech at UCI, Ali called Rupert Murdoch a "straight-up Zionist Jew" literally spitting the word "Jew" out as did the Nazis.

I also showed the audience a caricature of Ariel Sharon posted on the UCI Muslim Student Union's mock "apartheid wall". Sharon was pictured with all the stereotypical Jewish facial features that were used by the old anti-Jewish Nazi newspaper, Der Stuermer.

Finally, I showed the audience a clip of the 2010 disruption of the speech by the Israeli ambassador to the US at UCI. I then went on  to reccount the things I had learned as a campus activist for ten years.

To be sure, the MSU and SJP both deny that they are anti-Jewish-only anti-Zionist. They state as much before all their UCI events. I could also add that SJP has non-Muslim members including some Jews who vehemently support the Palestinian cause. There is also the Jewish Voice for Peace, a despicable left-wing group that joins hands with Israel's foes and doesn't even support the right of pro-Israel voices to speak in public and on campuses. Like SJP, they use Brown Shirt tactics of intimidation and disruption.

But the Jew hatred inevitably seeps out in the vitriol of MSA-SJP invited speakers like the ones mentioned above. Beneath their protestations, they know the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not over land, rather it is over religion. The mostly Muslim Palestinians will never accept a Jewish state.

Another aspect of the problem is the cowardly reaction of most university administrators. Despite years of complaints by Jewish students of being bullied and intimidated, universities either turn a blind eye or give lip service to the problem while doing little to nothing. After the 2010 disruption of the Israeli ambassador's speech, the Muslim Student Union, which planned the disruption and lied about it afterward, was suspended for one year. Yet, on his last day before retiring, the then vice chancellor reduced the suspension to one quarter-ten weeks. In the meantime, an SJP chapter was formed at UC Irvine to take its place. In contrast to this farce, the Orange County DA prosecuted and convicted the 11 students who had been arrested for the incident.

In addition, in May 2015, students from SJP and other student groups attempted to force their way into a film showing about the Israeli Defense Forces being hosted by Students Supporting Israel at UC Irvine. The mostly female audience was terrified and called campus police who came and restored order. It was revealed that there were also "legal representatives" at the incident demanding entry for the protesters. These "legal representatives" were from the National Lawyers Guild-attached to the UCI Law School. The NLG was formed in the 1930s as a legal arm of the Communist Party USA. In a letter issued after the incident defending the protesters, they denied any disruption and stated that after the event was concluded they accompanied the protesters "back to the Cross Cultural center". (The SJP got off with a warning letter from the administration.)

This highlights another problem. For years, the MSU and SJP have used the CCC as a staging area for their disruptions of Jewish events on campus. In 2015 and 2016, I personally witnessed them march out of the CCC and back into the CCC when they protested against the annual I(srael)- Fest held on campus  by Students Supporting Israel and its predecessor group Anteaters for Israel).

After years of complaints and bad publicity, the University of California Regents decided in 2015 that the problem of anti-semitism on UC campuses had to be addressed via a revised Statement of Principles on Intolerance that would specifically address anti-semitism.  This was largely thanks to the work of the AMCHA Initiative, formed by two Jewish UC professors to document and protest against anti-semitism on campus. I was proud to join with  my AMCHA colleagues in speaking to two UC Regent working groups formed to deal with the problem and draft a new statement. This was realized in March 2016 over objections by the pro-Palestinian lobby. In response the UC Irvine chancellor appointed a working group to determine how best ti implement the findings of the Regents.

Yet, this has not solved the problem. The Israel-Palestinian conflict continues to be a vehicle for anti-Israel agitation on campus that often crosses the line from legitimate expression of opposition to Israeli policies to anti-Jewish expression. The disruptive tactics of the SJP continue. Jewish students who support Israel and affirm their Jewish identity are made to feel uncomfortable on campus. I am not talking about oversensitive snowflakes here. Anti-semitism is real, and in my view, it is the worst -ism on campus today.

I should note that my speech was well received, and I have been invited to speak to another Act chapter in May on the same topic. Universities are under a lot of public scrutiny today over the crazy left-wing agitation going on. Hopefully, this other problem will also come front and center to public attention.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

UC Irvine Panel Slams Everything

Why do I punish myself by going to these things?

Today I attended a panel event at UC Irvine entitled, Standing Rock Is Everywhere". It was sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs "New Narratives-Conversations on Identities and Cultures", an  initiative begun by Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham. Also sponsoring were the Cross Cultural Center and something called the Global Sustainability Resource Center in the Dept. of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Moderators were:

 Abby Reyes, Director of the UCI Community Resilience Projects, Office of Sustainability at UCI. She is a human rights and environmental lawyer.

Co-Moderator was Suma Peesapati, a visiting asst. professor at the UCI Law School.

The actual panelists were:

Angela Mooney D'Arcy. Is the founder and CEO of Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples. She is a member of the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians-Acjachemen Nation.

L. Frank Manriquez an activist writer, artist, and Tongva-Ajachmem-Raramuri tribal scholar. She is also a board member of the California Indian Basket Weavers Association.

Jacqui Patterson, Director of NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada. She is a native of Canada who now resides in the US. She is an activist and self-described black queer, gender-nonconforming social justice activist.

The room was packed with students, faculty and environmental justice warriors, about 250-300 I guess.  I took notes.

I had expected a more focused topic-the North Dakota Standing Rock pipeline controversy. At least two of the panelists (Khan and Manriquez) had participated in the protests there. What we got was not so much an argument against the pipeline per se, but a recitation of all the wrongs existent in the US (and Canada courtesy of Khan, who criticized both countries). Whether it was white racism, white supremacy, Christian patriarchy, environmental justice, intersectionality, industrial complex. prison complex, capitalism, imperialism, it was all there. And sure enough, Donald Trump came in for his share of abuse-mostly from Khan, as did Jeff Sessions-again from Khan.

Most all of the speaking by the participants was rambling and dancing from one issue to another. They came in answer to simple questions from Reyes.

Rather than go in time order, I will try to summarize what each person said. I am mostly paraphrasing.

Reyes kicked it off with a short introduction which consisted of references to the old buzz words, intersectionality, inequity, injustice, and distribution of injustice. To my simple mind, it was jibberish.

Then Dr Parham spoke for about 5 minutes. Something about oppression, mutuality, and the events of last year at Standing Rock.

Ms Peesapati asked the audience who had heard of environmental justice. (I had but didn't bother to raise my hand.) She explained for the benefit of those who had not that it referred to the unjust environmental burden on communities of color. She also said that race was a determinant of environmental harm.

Ms Patterson then talked about East Chicago, Indiana, where a housing complex had been built over the site of a coal smelter plant. She said that a large percentage (She gave a number but I didn't write it down) of African Americans lived in proximity to coal plants. She talked about the harm off shore drilling was doing to coastal land. She said we should stop depending on "Big Agriculture" for so much of our food and raise more food locally.

Manriquez is an off-beat character to put it mildly. Her face is tattooed and she appeared today barefoot.She described herself as an "irresponsible artist". In her introduction, she spoke about how she formed her early identity as to what people she belonged to. She said she heard the voices of her ancestors talking to her as a child. She is a very spiritual person obviously. Later, she asked rhetorically why there were no men there (on the stage, I presume). She said that men were terrified  
of them (the women). She also described her experience being in the Standing Rock protests, when a blizzard hit and there was little shelter. Thousands of people took shelter in a hotel lobby. In answer to a question of what had to be done to bring the changes they were discussing, she answered, "patriarchy classes." Women needed to watch their back against the men who were marching with them. She stated that there were rapes, burglaries and child  molestations at the Standing Rock protests. She also said that during the protests, efforts had to be made to separate groups of men from the women. 

Ms Darcy referred to a film called "The Walking Dead" and went on to refer to the prison industrial complex and environmental justice. She raised the issue of how indigenous people who were collected into missions were infected with the diseases of the European colonizers. Specifically, she said that the main disease was syphilis, which meant that the indigenous women were being raped by the colonizers. She used the terms, "post apocalyptic", "this capitalistic, imperialistic society", "white supremacists", "hetero-patriarchal violence". She said climate change was real and brought up Hurricane Katrina and what happened to the people of color (in Katrina).

Ms Khan, in her introduction, stated that she had picked the worst time to move to "this side of the border" an apparent reference to Trump. She referred to her country as "so-called Canada". and told of the hardships of growing up black in Canada, being beaten up by the police, and learning about the hardships that indigenous Canadians faced. She told us about a Sudanese immigrant who had been killed by police when they were called to his home as he was having some mental issue. She joined in a protest and saw many indigenous people join in the protest. Together, they created a joint protest zone together and that the police infiltrated them.

Khan went on to talk about the rash of suicides among indigenous Canadians because they lacked enough food, water, resources and home insulation. She then listed the names of blacks killed in the US, such as Michael Brown, Treyvon Martin, Freddie Gray and others,. She also took shots at capitalism/imperialism. She said that Standing Rock would be one of the most momentous moments of our generation and asked for applause from the audience for saying that-at which time the audience complied. She referred to "living the afterlife of enslavement". and the need to create  21st century tools or organizing. Later, Khan was asked to reflect on the tensions between protesting groups she had earlier referred to. She asked rhetorically if one could imagine a black occupation that would be supported. Somewhere along the line she referred to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and said he was a racist in 1988, but how could he not be a racist in 2017? She made some comment about conservatives and mentioned black liberation. Later, she again asked rhetorically  apparently quoting Angela Davis, " What if abolition was a culture in which we did not take punitive actions" and listed police-prisons-racism and  genocide. She ended up by saying that patriarchy is disgusting and as examples said "cis-men" and Christian patriarchy. (She didn't mention Islamic patriarchy.) Finally, she described Trump as a white nationalist, racist and misogynist.

Aside from that, it was a nice bunch of happy campers.

At this point (an hour and half into the program) Reyes took one question from a student in the audience and then announced a break. After that there would be a panel discussion. During the break, I introduced myself to Ms Reyes and asked if the "New Narratives" had previously invited or would invite in the future someone with an opposing view on the many issues discussed. She answered that there are such speakers at UCI all the time. I specified that I was talking about this particular program. Reyes responded by telling me that the program was initiated by Dr Parham for marginalized students after a black face video controversy that had occurred at UCI a couple of years previous. She said that suggestions for speakers were submitted to a committee which decided on speakers. She referred me to their website for future announcements and to Dr Edgar Dormitorio, Parham's assistant for further questions. After thanking her, I decided to skip the rest of the program. I had heard enough.

Comment: As I have written many times, I am fully aware of our history of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow and the history of the tribes who lost their land. It is all undeniable. What is open to debate is the treatment of minorities today in the US. I won't speak for Canada because there is a lot I don't know about Canada that Ms Khan does. Similarly, I know a lot more about the US than Ms Khan does. One questions as to why she chose to move here if she has such a low opinion of our country and our society.

I seriously doubt that the New Narratives has any intention of bringing in conservative speakers, or those who are pro-pipeline or those who have a more favorable view of our country and don't see white racism under every stone. It is a question worth following up on.

Looks Like Another Jihadi Attack in America-Four Dead in Fresno

Today, the scene of the killing is Fresno. Four people are dead and one person is in custody. According to the below news report, the shooter is  identified as Kori Ali Mohammad. When he was arrested, he reportedly shouted, "Allahu Akhbar". Reportedly, Mohammad, who is black, hates whites

Do you want me to draw a picture for you?

At this point we don't know if the shooter was motivated more by hatred towards whites or non-Muslims. Maybe it doesn't matter. Do you think they will call this a hate crime?

George Galloway Has Another Kid-at 62!

British comedian George Galloway is making sure Brits will be kept laughing long after he departs this earth. He has become a father for the 5th time ( one for the thumb as Steeler fans used to say) at age 62!

Claremont College's Letter From Hell

"A mind is a terrible thing to waste"

Hat tip The College Fix

I don't mean the above quote as a spoof. If education is truly the answer to our social ills and the problems that plague the black community, the below story coming out of Claremont College is troubling. After Heather MacDonald, author of "The War Against Cops" spoke amid protests at Claremont on the topic, Blue Lives Matter, three black students penned a letter to the Claremont
Independent. It is stunning in its degree of sheer ignorance.

First of all, nobody in America today is oppressed or marginalized. Once in our history that was true. Not today. If anyone is marginalized, it is because they marginalize themselves.

The rest of this letter is so downright stupid it doesn't merit a response. It is also racist itself unless you think that assigning a capital "b" to black while using a small case "w" for white is just a grammatical oversight, which it clearly is not. Similarly, questioning free speech in general as some sort of hegemonic tool is downright silly.

The main point is this: If college is supposed to equip young people to go out in the world and succeed, it seems to be failing in the case of these three writers. If education is the cure for ignorance, what has it done for these three people? They probably had more sense when they were in the 9th grade.

If this is an example of their thinking, they are wasting their time in college. Their time could be better spent learning a trade.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Columbia Caves- Students Not Satisfied

Hat tip Campus Reform

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-Columbia Spectator

Columbia University, already known for having one of the least hospitable campuses in the nation for Jewish students, is granting concessions to the Muslim Students Association for prayer prayer space. And the MSA is still complaining.

"University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis announced the new initiatives earlier this week in response to demands from the Columbia Muslim Student Association (MSA), noting that both concessions were made possible by an anonymous donation."

(From Saudi Arabia, perhaps?)

Columbia is a private institution, so I assume no public funds are being used. But this is just the first step. The demands will only escalate now.

Easter in Seville

No, it wasn't Pamplona, it was Seville.

A traditional Easter parade in Seville, Spain turned into a stampede that sent over a dozen people to the hospital when a group of men began shouting, "God is great".

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Georgetown's Kumbaya Event:Jihad Watch Reporter Finds No Love

Hat tip Jihad Watch

Director of Georgetown's Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding Kicks Critic from Meeting

Georgetown Middle East Studies professor Jonathan Brown is back in the news again. After a series of troublesome quotes about rape and slavery under Islam, you would think this guy would be keeping a low profile. Not so.

This time Brown was participating in one of those kumbaya events otherwise called interfaith meetings, where gullible Christian and Jewish leaders team up with their Muslim counterparts to affirm what a terrible problem Islamophobia is even as Muslims rampage around the world and kill anyone of other faiths they can get their hands on-at least in countries where they comprise a majority. (Oh I forgot. They do it in Europe too.)

As for Brown, kumbaya ends when writer and Brown critic Andrew Harrod of Jihad Watch shows up. That's when Brown roars into action and has Harrod booted from the event. The latest incident happened March 16 at one of those kumbaya events at Georgetown.

So much for peace and love as well as Muslim-Christian understanding.

Another Black Eye for UC Davis: US Flag "Optional"

A couple of years ago, the student government at UC Irvine embarrassed the school when it tried to remove the US flag from the room they were meeting. After a national reaction, it was restored. Now UC Davis is learning what kind of negative reaction this move can bring. Even worse, it comes at the initiative of a recently naturalized student.

"The university’s administration is distancing itself from the matter, with a school spokesman saying it’s strictly a student matter."

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Berkeley Being Berkeley

Just another day in Berkeley as pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators faced off and traded blows Saturday.

You can pick your labels depending on your point of view. Antifa, anarchists, anti-Trump vs alt-right, pro-Trump, free speech, patriots. Whatever. Let's be honest: It was a mess all around.

I'm not ready to assign blame to either side in this, but the video in the above link is instructive. We can safely assume that all those people in black with their faces covered are anti-Trump forces. Draw your own conclusions. When you dress like that, you are obviously looking for trouble.  That said, there were hotheads on both sides. has several videos.

To be accurate, Berkeley draws troublemakers not only from within the community and the university but from outside as well. In this case I think it's fair to say that people on both sides came spoiling for trouble.

The whole thing was a disgrace.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Soaring Oratory of Maxine Waters

"Ladies and Gentlemen. My millennials, stay woke!"


As Lawrence Welk used to say, Maxine Waters gave "a wunnerful, wunnerful" speech today in front of a crowd of Trump haters as she called for the impeachment of President Trump. (She didn't say what he should be impeached for-general principles I guess or the fact that he is "contempible").

Terror Arrests in Germany

Hat tip Gates of Vienna

"Wir schaffen dass." (We can make this work)

Things are still humming in Angela Merkel's "New Germany". The German police have arrested three suspected terrorist who were plotting to blow up cops and soldiers. The arrests were made in three separate locations.

When in Rome.....

Here is a news item from La Stampa (Torino). The incident occurred at Rome's Ciampino Airport. I have translated it from Italian. The video is in English.

Muslim Woman Stopped at Airport Because She Wouldn't Remove Veil

A Muslim woman was stopped at the security control at Ciampino Airport because she refused to remove her veil. The personnel explained to the woman that the check was required by protocol as shown by the video posted to Twitter by the traveler, who felt discriminated by the request, which was not imposed upon two nuns. @aghiaadzkia. In a letter from the Rome Airports explaining their position on the episode, "As for what happened to Ms. Aghnia Adzkia applies exclusively to the procedures of security. The passenger crossing the security checkpoint caused the alarm signal to go off in the head area, and it was therefore necessary to begin the non-waivable  checks of the case. For this our agents asked her to come to a reserved room where the checks of her head and head covering could be done in a discreet manner, as is strictly required by European and national laws, whose aim is to guarantee security and civil co-existence. And yet, "When Ms. Aghnia refused to remove her head covering, asking to read the regulation, she was shown the National Security Program, readily translated in English by our agents. In the face of a final refusal, our agents were forced to remove the passenger from the control zone. Ms. Ahgnia subsequently returned to that area (and on that occasion turned on the video) and then left Ciampino Airport. And thus she departed from Fiumicino Airport on another flight passing without problems the security controls and this time removing her head covering.

We are really sorry that the young passenger has seen had a negative experience at Ciampino Airport. At the same time, however, we affirm that what happened is completely removed from any type of discrimination."

(Fiumicino is Rome's other airport.)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Is This a Jihadist Car Attack in the US?

Hat tip Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna

Today, in Fairfax County, (Northern) Virginia, a 75-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car. Not only that, the driver then turned his car around and drove over the woman a second time. Fairfax County police have arrested a man suspected to be the driver. Here is the police public report

The suspect is Kenan Mehmet Ozcan, 31.  The name is Turkish. He is believed to have been a graduate of both Virginia Tech and George Mason University. He also reportedly has a previous conviction.


Detroit ER Doctor Arrested for Female Genital Mutilations

Hat tip The Blaze

“The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country,” she added in a statement, “and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”

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A doctor in Detroit has been charged for performing female genital mutilations. She is an emergency room physician named Jumana Nagarwala. She is facing federal charges.

I can only pray that this story is widely publicized. This practice has encroached upon Europe. It is done behind closed doors. In other cases, young girls are sent back to the family's country of origin to have the procedure performed. No doubt some families here have sent their daughters back to the old country for the same purpose. Now this.

These girls are entitled to the same protections we all enjoy here in America. I am heartened that the new DOJ is prosecuting this. I doubt the Obama DOJ would have brought charges.

*Update: The story is indeed getting wide coverage including the New York Times, CNN and foreign outlets including Nagarwala's native India. The below article identifies her as a member of the Dawoodi Bohra sect of Shia Islam, which practices FGM.

The Mardan University Mob Murder in Pakistan

Hat tip Vlad  Tepes

Below are two very graphic videos from the savage and barbaric mob murder of a university student in Pakistan for the "crime" of blasphemy. The victim was apparently an Ahmadiya Muslim, a branch of Islam which is not recognized by mainstream Muslims. In Pakistan, the Ahmadiya are badly persecuted.

Warning: The videos are graphic though the victim  is already dead, which was not enough for this savage mob. I don't post these for the sake of sensationalism. I post these to make the statement that this ideology has no place in our country.

Note: It appears YouTube has already taken down the 2nd video. I expect they will take the first down soon as well.

Note the cries of "Allahu Akhbar" and "Takbir". Do they really think what they are doing is pleasing to God?

No doubt the apologists will claim that this is not true Islam, and that mob of Muslims, which by some accounts, numbered in the thousands, don't really understand Islam. Just as ISIS doesn't understand Islam. Just as Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, Hamas, Boko Haram and Hizbollah don't understand Islam. Just as the Paris attackers, the Brussels attackers and all the other attackers in Europe don't understand Islam. The San Bernardino attackers? They didn't understand Islam. The Ft Hood mass murderer? He didn't understand Islam either. Ditto for the 9-11 hijackers who murdered 3,000 people.

Who does understand Islam? Is it the Ahmadiya? Is it the Sufists? Who?

Me? I don't understand how every day somewhere in the world, people are being savagely murdered in the name of God.

UC Irvine Hosting Pipeline Panel

UC Irvine Office of Student Affairs is hosting a panel discussion on April 18 on the pipeline controversy. Here is the announcement:

Judging by the bios, I have a sneaking suspicion there will not be any pro-pipeline voices on this panel.

Here is a sample of what we can expect:

Janaya Khan is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada,  (I didn't know Canada had a problem with racist Mounties going around shooting down innocent black people in Canadian cities. Oh well.)

Here is a sample of Ms. Khan speaking on the need to tear down the whole justice system. ( I don't know whether she is talking about Canada, the US or both.)

In addition, Khan is also an activist against Israel with a few questionable Palestinian associates according to Canary Mission. Since she is also a gay activist, I would suggest the next time she goes to Israel to give them a hard time, she stay out of Gaza. They throw gays off rooftops there, you know-something they do not do in Israel. I don't challenge Ms Khan's right to speak, but I wonder if the Office of Student Affairs is putting their imprimatur on her "wide-ranging" positions.

But I digress. The topic is the pipeline. So here are my questions:

Assuming all of these panelists are anti-pipeline, is this the position of UCI's Office of Student Affairs? Has the UCI Office of Student Affairs previously invited someone to give an opposing viewpoint-in favor of the pipeline? If not, will they?

Academic Loyalty Oath Spreading Across Nation

Hat tip The College Fix

Not long ago, we reported that Harvard was requiring a loyalty oath (to diversity) for incoming students-at least those who aspired to student leadership positions.

Now it seems that the idea is catching on like wildfire to other universities-and to faculty.

Can the Diversity Youth be far behind?

No Deportation for Rape Suspects in Sweden

Hat tip Heat Street

Sweden, which has become Europe's rape capital thanks to the wave of Middle Eastern/Near Eastern migrants who have poured into the country in recent years, is dealing with a particularly heinous crime in which two "asylum-seekers" and an Iranian immigrant are accused of gang raping a young woman and live streaming it over social media for hours until someone called the cops who arrived while it was still going on. The prosecutors says they have plenty of evidence. Yet, it has been decided that if convicted, the  men will not face deportation. Just as shocking, they only face one-three years if convicted.

Obviously, rape is not considered a serious crime in Sweden.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Can Pepsi Really Keep the Peace?

Hat tip Golden Gate Express

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I'm not up on pop culture, so I don't know who Kendall Jenner is other than she is one of the crazy Jenner-Kardashian conglomeration. Apparently, she is featured in a Pepsi commercial that implies that their drink can diffuse the hostile confrontations of today.

That commercial didn't sit well with a student-writer at San Francisco State University, who ties it to something called the "marriage of white feminism with the appropriation of marginalized activism."

I threw my two cents worth in the reader comment thread, so I won't take any further issue with this young student. I hope her thinking will evolve as she grows older. The real reason I post this is because just today, I put up a story out of Pakistan, one that dwarfs the complaints of this young lady about society here in the US. In that story was a photo from's photo archives. It shows a mob rioting about something or other and a Pepsi sign in the background.

There ain't enough Pepsi in the world to calm this mob.