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VIDEO: mrcTV excerpt of Ambassador Robert Joseph’s Testimony

 

CNSNews.com reports on the House Subcommittee Hearing: Iran's Enduring Ballistic Missile Threat on June 10, 2015. CNSNews excerpts a short minute (of two hours of testimony) of Ambassador Robert Joseph’s thoughts on the Obama Administration’s Nuke deal with Iran. Most of the testimony denotes a huge concern with the path Obama is pursuing to make the deal with Iran.

 

Here is the roughly two hours of the House Subcommittee hearing as long as the House.gov video is available:

 

VIDEO: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/63454647


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

 

JRH 6/11/15

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Nonproliferation Expert: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Will Be a Historic Blunder,’ ‘Strategic Mistake’

 

By Patrick Goodenough

June 11, 2015 | 4:14 AM EDT

CNSNews.com

 

(CNSNews.com) – The emerging nuclear agreement with Iran would be a “historic blunder” that eclipses other foreign policy debacles in recent decades, a former undersecretary of state for arms control and international security told lawmakers on Wednesday.

 

“In my view, if there is an agreement along the lines that has been described by the White House and by the Iranian leadership, I believe it will represent perhaps the single greatest strategic mistake in the national security area in the past 35-plus years of my career,” said Ambassador Robert Joseph.

 

“And this includes some real blunders,” he continued, citing the Carter administration’s botched attempt to rescue U.S. hostages in Iran in 1980; the 1994 “Agreed Framework” nuclear deal with North Korea; the Obama administration’s attempted Russian “reset” in 2009; and the 2013 Syrian chemical weapons “red line debacle.”

 

Joseph, a nonproliferation expert who held numerous Department of Defense posts and was undersecretary of state for arms control and international security from 2005-2007, is senior scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy. He was testifying at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.

 

He told the panel that a “bad” agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group – the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – due to be finalized by June 30, “will result in a less stable and more dangerous world.”

 

“There’s no doubt that some will describe the agreement as historic,” Joseph said. “You can expect that from the White House. You can expect that from the New York Times. And it will be historic; it will be a historic blunder.”

 

The hearing was focused on Iran’s ballistic missiles program, an issue which the P5+1 agreed to keep off the agenda at the nuclear talks.

 

Joseph said this sent a bad signal to other would-be proliferators.

 

“Because missiles are excluded at Iran’s insistence, the message to other rogue states will be that we are not serious about imposing costs for missile proliferation,” he said. “This could be a further incentive for those states seeking weapons of mass destruction to acquire ballistic missiles as a means of delivery.”

 

Joseph recommended to Congress that if a nuclear deal is reached with Iran, “vote on it, and reject it if it’s a bad agreement.”

 

“I think the metrics are clear. Just ask yourself: Does the agreement deny Iran a nuclear weapons capability? Does the agreement extend the breakout time in a meaningful way? Is the agreement verifiable? Is there a phased relief from sanctions and are there guaranteed ‘snapback’ provisions? And I think for each of these questions, the answer is clearly no.”

 

Also taking part in the hearing, Prof. David Cooper of the U.S. Naval War College – testifying in his personal capacity – raised concerns about what Iran’s missile activity said about its intentions.

 

He observed that there is a close correlation between nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

 

“At this moment Iran is the only country in the world that says it has no nuclear weapons ambitions, and yet has fielded an intermediate-range ballistic missile,” he said.

 

Another witness, former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told the panel that Iranian missiles already “cover most all of the Middle East, and the next generation will include ICBMs [intercontinental ballistic missiles] capable of attacking the American homeland.”

 

Subcommittee chairman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) called the decision to limit the talks with Iran to “just the nuclear profile,” and to exclude other activities such as Iran’s ballistic missile program, was “perhaps the biggest failure of these negotiations.”

 

House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said the problem with excluding missiles from the talks was that “ballistic missiles are the most reliable way to deliver nuclear warheads.”

 

“Ballistic missiles are not a separate and secondary issue, but part and parcel of Iran’s nuclear weapons infrastructure,” he said. “That’s why Congress has targeted Iran’s missile program with sanctions right alongside its nuclear program.”

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Patrick covered government and politics in South Africa and the Middle East before joining CNSNews.com in 1999. Since then he has launched foreign bureaus for CNSNews.com in Jerusalem, London and the Pacific Rim. From October 2006 to July 2007, Patrick served as Managing Editor at the organization's world headquarters in Alexandria, Va. Now back in the Pacific Rim, as International Editor he reports on politics, international relations, security, terrorism, ethics and religion, and oversees reporting by CNSNews.com's roster of international stringers.

 

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CNSNews.com was launched on June 16, 1998 as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission.

 

Study after study by the Media Research Center, the parent organization of CNSNews.com, clearly demonstrate a liberal bias in many news outlets – bias by commission and bias by omission – that results in a frequent double-standard in editorial decisions on what constitutes "news."

 

In response to these shortcomings, MRC Chairman L. Brent Bozell III founded CNSNews.com in an effort to provide an alternative news source that would cover stories that are subject to the bias of omission and report on other news subject to bias by commission.

 

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© June 10, 2015

 

Steve Finnell left a comment on my NCCR blog that has nothing to do with that post: “Bridenstine & Lankford Tax Reform Emails”.

 

Although this post was about tax reform I am a Christian Right Conservative that is Pro-life and a Bible Believing Christian. So I will tackle this anti-Original Sin message.

 

The comment is easy to pin down briefly. Adam was created without sin. Adam sold the caretaker authority of Eden to Satan by believing the lie that he and Eve would be like god knowing good and evil. When Adam and Eve partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil he became disobedient to God and obedient to Satan.

 

God had told Adam if he ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil he would surely die. Does the Bible record that Adam and Eve died physically? NO!

 

So is God a Liar like Satan? NO!

 

Adam and Eve’s death was to become separated from the Presence of God Almighty. Adam and Eve’s death was separation from God. Adam’s curse and simultaneous path to restoration of the Presence of God was issued which would affect the descendants of Adam and Eve and the entire planet Earth itself.

 

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. (Genesis 3: 6-7 NKJV)

 

They became aware of their nakedness because they were clothed glory from God’s Presence. God’s Presence left after Adam ate the fruit disobediently. They were no longer clothed.

 

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

 

Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

 

11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” (Genesis 3: 8-11 NKJV)

 

Adam and Eve hid from God’s Presence because they were no longer connected causing their glory clothing to disappear. The all-knowing God asked where Adam was, not because he didn’t know where he was, but because their connection via His Presence had been disconnected in disobedience.

 

12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

 

13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3: 12-13 NKJV)

 

In being disconnected from God’s Presence the results of sin were already overtaking Adam and Eve even before the curse. Rather than taking responsibility for their own choices they took turns absolving themselves and blaming someone else.

 

Then God cursed Satan the Deceiver with a Promise to Redeem the fallen progeny of Adam and Eve at an undisclosed future time.

 

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:

 

“Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3: 14-15 NKJV)

 

Verse 15 tells Satan that a woman human would produce the offspring that will whoop up on Satan.

 

Then God’s describes the curse that comes upon the female gender of humanity.

 

16 To the woman He said:

 

“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
in pain you shall bring forth children;
Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3: 16 NKJV)

 

Yup, hard birth pains and a male dominated society is the female gender’s curse. Then God describes the curse for Adam and the male gender.

 

17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

 

“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.
19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3: 17-19 NKJV)

 

Society might be a male dominated society, but because of disobedience the planet Earth and nature itself are cursed. This is the reason bad things happen to good people: natural disasters, sickness, disease and poverty etc. Mankind’s life was transformed from a caretaker effortless worker to being cursed to work hard in toil. Also the once immortal physical body is now mortal and subject to decay and death.

 

Good people are thus born into Original Sin but it is not God’s doing it is the result of Adam’s disobedience. King David was born in Original Sin demonstrating his sin-nature by his making as many bad decisions as good ones. God David a man after His own heart (Why? Short Answer & Long Answer) and yet the sin-nature led him to commit adultery and murder.

 

Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.”

 

12 Then David said to Uriah, “Wait here today also, and tomorrow I will let you depart.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next.

 

14 In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.”

 

17 Then the men of the city came out and fought with Joab. And some of the people of the servants of David fell; and Uriah the Hittite died also. (2 Samuel 11: 2-5, 12, 14-15, 17 NKJV)

 

David was a part of the lineage that was a Promise of Redeeming humanity recorded in Genesis 3: 15. God promised death for disobedience, but He also promised Redemption in his mercy.

 

God does not create sinners in the womb but God has a plan to Redeem every human being that died before the Incarnation of Christ the Son of God which was only the beginning of Genesis 3: 15. And to Redeem every human being born after the Son of God’s bodily Resurrection from the Dead. All that is needed is faith that the Son of God paid for our Redemption with the sinless Blood of a man descended from a human and God Almighty simultaneously AND Believe Jesus Christ is Lord of your life. A life Adam lost in disobedience, humanity regains in obedience.

 

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you[a] all.

 

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore He says:

 

“When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
And gave gifts to men.”[b]

 

(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first[c]descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) (Ephesians 4: 4-10 NKJV)

 

Steve’s use of Scripture to justify that no one is born with Original Sin comment has good intentions but I think it misses the mark. AND YET I believe neither one of us will face hell for being incorrect nor if one is correct nor the other is wrong. This is an interpretive disagreement that does nothing to affect the Blood bought Redemption we have in Christ Jesus. I don’t believe Steve’s view is an error that will be judged with condemnation and I pray, if he still disagrees with me, that he feels the same of my view.

 

That which is important is that Jesus overcame the same temptation to disobey as Adam by the actions of Satan. The old deceiver’s attempts to have Jesus disobey the Father in the same way Adam did way back in Eden failed. Thank God Jesus remained steadfast. Jesus was born sinless due to his Father’s divine DNA but as the second person of the Godhead, Jesus emptied Himself of all divine characteristics in order to be a human like Adam who was sinless but fell to lying temptations.

 

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

 

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”[a]

 

Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

 

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’

 

and,

 

‘In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”[b]

 

Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”[c]

 

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

 

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[d] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”[e]

 

11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. (Matthew 4: 1-11 NKJV)

 

40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

 

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.”[a] The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

 

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord[b]from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear[c] the image of the heavenly Man. (1 Corinthians 15: 40-49 NKJV)

 

Jesus is the last Adam that reconnects humanity to the Presence of God hence ending the curse of Original Sin.

 

Steve Finnell’s criticism of Original Sin in the womb is only correct in the sense it was caused by Adam’s disobedience and not caused by God Almighty. I felt I had to share the Good News before you read his view. I pray I made my case.

 

Now if one is a militant atheist, I doubt the Good News will alter your perspective short of a Damascus Road revelation. If you are a Christian, the Good News should strengthen your faith in Christ’s Redeeming work as Savior.

 

JRH 6/10/15

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ORIGINAL SIN PROOF

 

TEXT BY STEVE FINNELL

June 7, 2015 at 6:19 AM

 

To prove that all men are guilty of sin at conception and therefore born as sinners; original sin proponents quote David in Psalm 51:5.

 

David Quote: Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. (NKJV)

 

Was David born into a sinful world? Yes. Was David’s mother guilty of sin? Yes. Was David guilty of his mother’s sin. No. Was David spiritually condemned because of the sin of Adam and Eve? No. David died physically because of Adam’s sin. Men die spiritually because of sins they themselves commit.

 

DOES GOD CREATE SINNERS IN THE WOMB?

 

God hates sin.

 

David Quote: Psalm 139:1, 13, 14 O Lord…13 For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And I know my soul knows very well. (NKJV)

 

God does not create sinners in the womb. God hates sin. How could David be wonderfully made in his mother’s womb and at the same time be created a guilty sinner?

 

Genesis 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have gotten a man from the Lord.”(NKJV)

 

Did God help Eve conceive a sinner in the womb? Of course not. God hates sin. Cain became a sinner by choice.

 

Was John the Baptist a sinner in the womb? No, he was not.

 

Luke 1:13, 15 ….you shall call his name John. 15 “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

 

Are men filled with the Holy Spirit if they are sinners in the womb? No, they are not. John the Baptist was not guilty of original sin in his mother’s womb nor is anyone else.

 

Are little children sinners in the womb? No, they are not.

 

Jesus Quote: Matthew 18:3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (NKJV)

 

Was Jesus saying, in order to enter the kingdom of heaven you must be guilty of sin in the womb and born sinners like little children. Of course not. You must be free from sin as little children. Little children were not born as sinners nor are they guilty of committing sins. Little children are trusting souls; and adults must trust Jesus.

 

ORIGINAL SIN IS NOT MENTIONED SCRIPTURE NOR IS THE CONCEPT OF ORIGINAL SIN PRESENTED.

 

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http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

 

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John R. Houk

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John R. Houk

© June 10, 2015

 

The Brady Center is a prolific gun control organization. They have been operating what is known as the Brady Campaign which is a civil litigation campaign that attacks the 2nd Amendment which gives every American the right to protect themselves with a gun.

 

The Brady Center is named for Ronald Reagan’s Press Secretary James Brady that was shot in the head in an assassination attempt against the President. That head wound left him partially paralyzed for life.

 

The Brady Campaign lost a judicial battle when Federal Judge Julie A. Robinson dismissed a suit against the State of Kansan that passed a pro-Second Amendment law to nullify any Federal Regulations that counters or illegitimizes the Second Amendment:

 

Second Amendment

 

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (2nd Amendment; About.com)

 

Kansas: The Second Amendment Protection Act (Full Text)

 

The law, signed by Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013, draws a line in the sand on federal gun control. It reads, in part:

 

Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas

 

In conjunction with Section 6a (quoted above), the bill defines what is meant by “the second amendment to the constitution of the United States,” and that it isn’t based off a decision of the supreme court.

 

The second amendment to the constitution of the United States reserves to the people, individually, the right to keep and bear arms as that right was understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861, and the guaranty of that right is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861. (Nullification 1, Brady Campaign 0: Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Against Kansas 2nd Amendment Protection Act; By TJ Martinell; Tenth Amendment Center; June 9, 2015)

 

Below is the full article about this Second Amendment and States Rights victory in the U.S. Federal Court.

 

JRH 6/10/15

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Nullification 1, Brady Campaign 0: Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Against Kansas 2nd Amendment Protection Act

 

By TJ Martinell

June 9, 2015 11:54 PM

Tenth Amendment Center

 

Last week, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Kansas Second Amendment Protection Act, saying the suit from the Brady Campaign was “without merit.”

 

The law, signed by Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013, draws a line in the sand on federal gun control. It reads, in part:

 

Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas

 

In conjunction with Section 6a (quoted above), the bill defines what is meant by “the second amendment to the constitution of the United States,” and that it isn’t based off a decision of the supreme court.

 

The second amendment to the constitution of the United States reserves to the people, individually, the right to keep and bear arms as that right was understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861, and the guaranty of that right is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.

 

State and local agents would be prevented from enforcing any acts or actions that are “null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas.”  Based off this text, the state of Kansas would not be allowed to participate in any federal gun control measures that restrict the individual right to keep and bear arms as understood in 1861.

 

A second part of the bill seeks to encourage more gun manufacturing in the state by declaring null and void any federal restrictions, under the commerce clause, on firearms made and sold within the state.

 

A personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that manufactured commercially or privately and owned in Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas is not subject to any federal law, treaty, federal regulation, or federal executive action, including any federal firearm or ammunition registration program, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.

 

This section of the bill is backed up by criminal charges.

 

It is unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States to enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States upon a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately and owned in the state of Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas. Violation of this section is a severity level 10 nonperson felony

 

Any criminal prosecution for a violation of this section shall be commenced by service of complaint and summons upon such official, agent or employee. Such official, agent or employee shall not be arrested or otherwise detained prior to, or during the pendency of, any trial for a violation of this section.

 

Once a federal agent violates this law, they would be served with a complaint and summons, whereby criminal proceedings can begin.

 

BRADY CLAIMS

 

At the heart of the Brady Campaign’s legal argument is that the state law is ”an unconstitutional attempt to nullify federal gun control regulations.” Their concern is that state enforcement of the act “will have the effect of deterring application of federal gun laws in Kansas.”

 

That’s exactly what the bill is supposed to do.

 

Additionally, Brady complained, one of its members could have been prosecuted by the state for trying to help federal agents enforce federal gun laws.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson dismissed the claim on the basis of “subject matter jurisdiction,” noting that no actual prosecution had taken place.

 

…Brady Campaign lacks Article III standing to challenge the Second Amendment Protection Act in this lawsuit because it has not shown that enforcement of the statute inflicts an actual or imminently-threatened injury on any Brady Campaign member.

 

While it may seem like this was a technical victory, it is important to remember not who challenged the law, but who didn’t: the federal government. Guns.com aptly summed up their all bark and no bite stance:

 

While the U.S. Department of Justice panned the law, calling it unenforceable, it was only the Brady group that sought to challenge it.

 

This failed lawsuit by the Brady Campaign demonstrates the effectiveness of SAPA in two ways. One, it was upheld in federal court, which proves that such legislation is not merely political grandstanding that will be overturned in the courtroom.  Two, the federal government’s unwillingness to contest its constitutionality – for now – speaks greater volume than any words they may speak against it.  The boxer who takes his gloves off should not speak like one who puts them on.

 

NEXT UP

 

What’s important to note is that the federal court didn’t say that the federal government doesn’t have the power to regulate firearms under the commerce clause, as the Kansas law states. The Brady suit was dismissed for lack of standing. Should local gun manufacturers start acting outside of federal law, and should Kansas law enforcement serve a complaint on summons on a federal agent, it’s likely to be challenged by the federal government, with the federal courts likely to side with Washington D.C.

 

However, one part of the bill isn’t being challenged at all, the section setting the foundation for all state and local agents to refuse to help implement federal gun measures. This is based on the long-standing anti-commandeering doctrine, where the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the federal government cannot require states to use personnel or resources to help enforce federal acts or regulatory programs.

 

Moving forward, every city, county, and town in the state should take action to pass legislation giving full practical effect to the state law. The 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance bans the use of local resources to effectuate federal gun control measures.

 

download it here:


http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/kansaslocal

 

People in other states are encouraged to sign our petition, review our model legislation for states, and spread the word!

 

Michael Boldin contributed to this report.

 

Brady v Kansas

 

Published by Guns.com [on Scribd.]

 

A federal judge last week tossed out a lawsuit from a gun control group challenging Kansas over what is called the strictest Second Amendment protection law in the nation.

The suit, filed last year in U.S. District Court by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, aimed to take Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) and the state to task over the Sunflower State's Second Amendment Protection Act. 

Brady v Kansas

 

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A Win for States Rights and 2nd Amendment

John R. Houk

© June 10, 2015

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In my Clarion Project update email today was a fantastic link to a video that could be labeled as Iran Nukes for Idiots, but is actually an animated parody with the leaders of the USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran playing poker (or black jack – some kind of gambling card game) over who wins a good Iran nuke deal that benefits all the nations in the game.

 

JRH 6/9/15

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Super Power Poker - Live from Iran 

Is America prepared to go 'all in' for Iran?

Email Title: IRAN VIDEO #4:  Nuclear Poker

Sent: 6/9/2015 7:49 AM

The Clarion Project

 

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I think I have actually found an issue that Conservatives and Leftists might actually have some common. And the incredible irony is this issue may equally divide the Conservative and Leftist camps into pro and against on both sides of the issue.

 

What is that issue?

 

The issue is called Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP.

 

The plus implications of a TPP agreement is the schmooze of Free Enterprise and the tearing down of restrictive tariffs between the TPP signatory nations.

 

I have knowledge of the TPP negotiations on a periphery basis rather than a complete informed basis. So when I received The Western Center for Journalism (WJ) action alert email I was quite interested in their Conservative view. When I did a little cursory investigation is when I discovered there are some Leftists against TPP. In case you were unaware the WJ takes a Right Wing position that many (especially Leftists) consider a bit further to the Right than a lot of other Conservative organization

 

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is considered more Left Wing than Hillary Clinton, has come out strongly against a TPP agreement. Her reasoning is a bit different from the Conservative reasons for being against TPP, but the point is regardless of the reasons there is strong opposition from both Left and Right on the Trans-Pacific Partnership becoming a part of the Rule of Law.

 

Here is an excerpt from an article that is billed as showing the pros and cons of TPP:

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a proposed free trade agreement between the U.S and 11 other trading partners bordering the Pacific Ocean. Current trade between the countries is $1.5 trillion in goods (2012 estimate) and $242 billion in services (2011 estimate).  Once approved, it would be bigger than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), currently the world’s largest free trade area.

 

 

The TPP is between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the U.S. and Vietnam. The countries involved are responsible for 40% of the world's total GDP of $88 trillion, 26% of its trade, and 793 million of its consumers.

 

Notably, the agreement excludes China. It's meant to balance the trade dominance of both China and India in East Asia. It also provides a trade alliance that gives the U.S. an excuse to intervene in trade disputes in the oil-rich South China Sea. 

 

However, all parties have signaled that other members can join in the future. So far, the Phillipines and China have indicated an interest.

 

Like most other trade agreements, it removes tariffs on goods and services, and sets reciprocal trade quotas. Unlike most agreements, but like the TTIP, it removes non-tariff blocks to trade and harmonizes regulations and statutes.

 

 

Pros

 

The TPP boosts exports and economic growth, creating more jobs and prosperity for the 12 countries involved. It increases exports by $305 billion per year by 2025.  U.S. exports would increase by $123.5 billion, focusing on machinery, especially electrical, autos, plastics and agriculture industries.

 

The agreement adds $223 billion a year to incomes of workers in all the countries, with $77 billion of that going to U.S. workers. (Source: US Trade Representative, TPP Fact Sheet)

 

Cons

 

Most of the gains in income would go to workers making more than $88,000 a year. Free trade agreements contribute to income inequality in high-wage countries by promoting cheaper goods from low-wage countries.

 

This would be particularly true for the TPP, because it protects patents and copyrights. Therefore, the higher-paid owners of the intellectual property would receive more of the income gains.

 

The agreement regarding patents will reduce the availability of cheap generics, making many drugs more expensive. Competitive business pressures will reduce the incentives in Asia to protect the environment. Last but not least, the trade agreement could supersede financial regulations. (Source: Public Citizen, Eyes on Trade, September 12, 2013)

 

Obstacles

 

There are five areas that stand in the way of a successful deal. First, the U.S. wants more protection for … (What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? By Kimberly Amadeo; About.com; Article updated April 16, 2015)

 

Senator Warren has had her Senate staff publish a report on TPP called “Broken Promises”. Warren’s concerns seem to focus on how TPP will affect Labor in the USA. In this she is joining America’s big Unions. From a Labor perspective, there is concern of cheap foreign labor and greater production of goods and services in foreign countries that could affect employment of American citizens – in Warren’s case that would be Union backed Labor.

 

See: Elizabeth Warren Sees Broken Promises in Obama's Trade Agenda at The New Republic 5/18/15.

 

Michael Wessel backs Senator Warren at Politico but he focuses on the secrecy involved in the TPP negotiations. And not just the typical secrecy involved in nation-to-nation negotiations, but the kind of secrecy that has very limited access to those authorized to view the memos and reports that have been saved from the negotiations. To the point that the authorized must go to a designated building and they must be watched by a government functionary:

 

You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you.

 

I can tell you that Elizabeth Warren is right about her criticism of the trade deal. We should be very concerned about what's hidden in this trade deal—and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice.

 

So-called “cleared advisors” like me are prohibited from sharing publicly the criticisms we’ve lodged about specific proposals and approaches. The government has created a perfect Catch 22: The law prohibits us from talking about the specifics of what we’ve seen, allowing the president to criticize us for not being specific. Instead of simply admitting that he disagrees with me—and with many other cleared advisors—about the merits of the TPP, the president instead pretends that … (I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned; By MICHAEL WESSEL; Politico; 5/19/15)

 

Conservative anti-TPP concerns center around the distrust of laws forced on Americans that are beyond the scope of the Constitution and the concern that TPP will bypass Congressional oversight and/or approval protocols. Also there is a concern of mass immigration of foreigners taking American jobs. In essence the issue is a foreign infringement on American sovereignty.

 

The Conservative plus view looks at lower tariffs and markets that prosper the American economy via less regulations as well as products made less expensively thus costing consumers less money.

 

Senator Jeff Sessions list five concerns about TPP:

 

Congress has the responsibility to ensure that any international trade agreement entered into by the United States must serve the national interest, not merely the interests of those crafting the proposal in secret. It must improve the quality of life, the earnings, and the per-capita wealth of everyday working Americans. The sustained long-term loss of middle class jobs and incomes should compel all lawmakers to apply added scrutiny to a “fast-track” procedure wherein Congress would yield its legislative powers and allow the White House to implement one of largest global financial agreements in our history—comprising at least 12 nations and nearly 40 percent of the world’s GDP. The request for fast-track also comes at a time when the Administration has established a recurring pattern of sidestepping the law, the Congress, and the Constitution in order to repeal sovereign protections for U.S. workers in deference to favored financial and political allies.

 

With that in mind, here are the top five concerns about the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that must be fully understood and addressed before passage:

 

1.  Consolidation Of Power In The Executive Branch. TPA eliminates Congress’ ability to amend or debate trade implementing legislation and guarantees an up-or-down vote on a far-reaching international agreement before that agreement has received any public review. Not only will Congress have given up the 67-vote threshold for a treaty and …

 

 

2.  Increased Trade Deficits. Barclays estimates that during the first quarter of this year, the overall U.S. trade deficit will reduce economic growth by .2 percent. History suggests that trade deals set into motion under the 6-year life of TPA could exacerbate our trade imbalance, acting as an impediment to both GDP and wage growth. Labor economist Clyde Prestowitz attributes 60 percent of the U.S.’ 5.7 million manufacturing jobs lost over …

 

 

3.  Ceding Sovereign Authority To International Powers. A USTR outline of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (which TPA would expedite) notes in the “Key Features” summary that the TPP is a “living agreement.” This means the President could update the agreement “as appropriate to address trade issues that emerge in the future as well as new issues that arise with the expansion of the agreement to include new countries.” The “living agreement” provision means that participating nations could both add countries to the TPP without Congress’ approval (like China), and could also change any of the terms of the agreement, including in controversial areas such as the entry of foreign workers and …

 

 

4.  Currency Manipulation. The biggest open secret in the international market is that other countries are devaluing their currencies to artificially lower the price of their exports while artificially raising the price of our exports to them. The result has been a massive bleeding of domestic manufacturing wealth. In fact, currency manipulation can easily dwarf tariffs in its economic impact. A 2014 biannual report from the Treasury Department concluded that the yuan, or renminbi, remained significantly undervalued, yet the Treasury Department failed to designate China as a “currency manipulator.” History suggests this Administration, like …
 

 

5.  Immigration Increases. There are numerous ways TPA could facilitate immigration increases above current law—and precious few ways anyone in Congress could stop its happening. For instance: language could be included or added into the TPP, as well as any future trade deal submitted for fast-track consideration in the next 6 years, with the clear intent to facilitate or enable the movement of foreign workers and employees into the United States (including intracompany transfers), and there would be no capacity for lawmakers to strike the offending provision. The Administration could also simply act on its own to ... READ ENTIRETY (CRITICAL ALERT: TOP FIVE CONCERNS WITH TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY; By Jeff Sessions; Sessions.Senate.gov; 5/4/15)

 

The Western Center of Journalism email has greater detail than I have attempted. Unfortunately the WJ email is also one of those disguised fund raisers masked in you making a “donation” for WJ to send out mass faxes. The WJ idea is a good one though. If you are a registered voter your Senators and Representative pay attention. So if you are like me and perhaps a little short of cash there are low cost to no-cost ways to contact Senators and Representatives about your concerns. So if you are passionate about stopping the TPP Fast Track I’ll provide the Congressional contact links. The drawback is you have to take the time to construct your on words. The WJ fax method means your concerns are written for you and all you have to do is add your name and make a donation. I encourage to do the thoughtful way or WJ fax way, but choose one to make your voice known.

 

Remember which ever you way choose to make contact BE SURE to include your name and complete address including zip code. This is how the politicians know you are a real voter and not Mickey Mouse.

 

How to . . .   contact U.S. Senators

http://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_contact_senators.htm

 

Senators of the 114th Congress

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Find Your Representative by Zip Code (The Zip leads you to their website which has all needed contact methods)

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

 

Websites of Interest:

 

Anti-TPP Website Being Blacklisted Slashdot 6/6/15

 

Someone is trying really hard to erase our anti-Trans Pacific Partnership website from the Internet. Help get to the bottom of this. Reddit.com 6/5/15

 

StopFastTrack.com

 

ExposeTheTPP

 

The TPP Trade Deal and World Government – Our Perspective ConservateHQ 6/8/2015

 

JRH 6/8/15

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"Some Even Believe We Are Part Of A Secret Cabal... Conspiring With Others Around The World To Build A More Integrated Global Political And Economic Structure—One World... If That Is The Charge, I Stand Guilty, And I Am Proud Of It." -David Rockefeller

 

We're talking about a globalist plot called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... a dastardly scheme that conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly says will turn over "our authority as a sovereign nation to international authorities."
 

Mitch McConnell just did his part for large multi-national corporations and squeezed it through the Senate... BARELY. As a matter of fact, because of your Blast Faxes and calls in stanch opposition to TPP, McConnell had to pull every dirty deal out of his bag of tricks AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE to make it happen.
 

Make no mistake, your opposition to TPP totally changed the dynamic in Washington... so much so that the ultimate fate of this globalist scheme is presently UNCERTAIN in the House of Representatives.
 

And now that Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are on the ropes and desperately trying to re-group, at this very moment, to push this globalist agenda through the House of Representatives, we're in a position to defeat TPP outright... but we must strike now... before McConnell and Boehner can make dirty, behind-the-scenes deals to sneak it past us.

 

If You're Thinking That Your Faxes And Calls Are Not A Powerful Weapon... Just Look At What You Just Did To Mitch McConnell.

 

Two weeks ago, Washington elites were high-fiving one another because passage of this New World Order trade scheme was considered a slam-dunk... a done deal... but that all changed once patriot Americans, like you, started burning up telephone lines and sending avalanches of faxes to Washington.
 

As a matter of fact, Mitch McConnell literally scrambled to make DEALS with his fellow Senators on the fly DURING THE CLOTURE VOTE when it became clear that the unthinkable was actually happening and he did not have the votes he needed to betray you after all.
 

According to conservative pundit and the son of former-President Ronald Reagan, Michael Reagan: "The NY Times reports a blur of 11th hour deals on the Senate floor on Thursday saved Obama's trade agenda from defeat, busting a filibuster to advance legislation that would enable the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade agreement."
 

The Hill, the publication of record for Washington insiders, fleshed out the details: "More than halfway through the vote, it appeared supporters of fast-track might be stuck... McConnell then huddled in the well of the Senate floor... The breakthrough came when McConnell promised [Senator Maria] Cantwell that he would schedule a vote next month on an amendment authorizing the Export-Import Bank. As soon as he did, Cantwell wheeled around and voted 'Aye,' followed in quick succession by [Senators] Murray, Heitkamp and Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)."
 

The Hill added: "McConnell’s proposal also pushed [Lindsey] Graham, who was also in the huddle, to vote yes" and The Hill goes on to state that Orrin Hatch made a last-minute concession to Senator Rob Portman that induced him to vote "yes" as well.
 

Here's the bottom line. The political elites in the Senate had to hustle, at the very last minute, to push this betrayal precisely because patriotic Americans pushed back; but, as the New York Times notes, this win "was not the overwhelming victory House supporters had hoped for" and "advocates concede they do not yet have the votes to hand the White House trade promotion authority."
 

You read that right. They don't believe they have the votes. That's why Boehner and McConnell are hustling, at this very moment, to secure the votes needed to betray you and that's why you are positioned to deny them that betrayal. McConnell won a battle but, the cost for him was very high and, if you speak out now, we can win the war.

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is A Fraud. It Has Nothing To Do With Trade.

 

Let's get down to brass tacks. TPP is nothing more than a pretext for implementing a globalist agenda and eradicating American sovereignty and your freedom.
 

Don't take our word for it. Political pundit Dick Morris, hardly a tin-foil-hat type, calls TPP a "fraud" and writes: "The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has nothing to do with trade. While it officially embraces 11 countries plus the U.S., 76 percent of our trade with these nations is with Mexico and Canada, already covered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Any export growth is likely to have been already covered by NAFTA, making the TPP irrelevant to our trade relations."
 

Morris goes on to explain: "The World Trade Organization has reduced tariffs to almost nothing... the US already functionally has free trade with all of the countries of the Pacific Rim" and he adds: "The TPP is nothing but an effort by the globalists to circumvent American sovereignty, transferring a host of issues from the control of the U.S. Congress and the various state legislatures to international trade courts."
 

So what's the real agenda behind pushing TPP? Morris adds that TPP gives "multi-national companies the right to sue the American government to force changes in our laws in a foreign or international court."
 

Why is that important? Morris yet again: "Multinational corporations find bureaucrats easy to control, subject as they are to the influences of the revolving door between regulators and those they regulate. Coming from industry or planning to return there, the supposedly disinterested bureaucrats are anything but impartial."
 

And just in case you were wondering why TPP is being kept under lock-and-key... just in case you were wondering why the public is not allowed to read it... just in case you were wondering why elected officials must lock themselves in a room in the basement of the Capitol Building to read it and are prohibited from taking notes and must even relinquish their cell phones before locking themselves away to read the bill... the answer should now be obvious.
 

In a nutshell, multi-national corporations are spending millions (perhaps billions) to convince our elected officials to willingly cede their Constitutional authority and hand our national sovereignty over to Barack Obama and an oligarchy of international corporations... it's all about the Benjamins... your liberties be damned.
 

But make no mistake, when enough of our elected officials know that enough of us are on to this little game, they will back down and if multi-national corporations are willing to spend billions to secure their vote, are enough of us willing to reach out to our elected officials to put a stop to this foolishness?

 

Let's Recap... Subverting Our Sovereignty For The Benefit Of Globalists Is Not Free Trade... It Is Tyranny.

 

If you're still having a hard time believing that TPP will give Barack Obama and globalists unprecedented powers... if you're having a hard time believing that TPP is nothing more than a concession to an international oligarchy that will cost us our sovereignty, our freedom and millions of American jobs... don't take our word for it.

 

Here's a refresher course on what Phyllis Schlafly says about TPP:

       *The text of TPP emphasizes that it is a "living agreement." Translated out of bureaucratese code language, that means the text of TPP can be changed in major and minor ways by executive action after Congress passes the document.

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TPP will facilitate the expanded movement of foreign workers into the United States. TPP opens the door to more waves of illegal immigrants and allows Obama to make future changes without any congressional oversight or expiration date.

       *Kevin L. Kearns of the U.S. Business and Industry Council calls this "another power grab" that will let Obama and his employees rule by executive action. By the device of not calling TPP a treaty (even though it involves 12 countries on three continents), the globalists induce the Senate to abandon the 67-vote threshold for treaty ratification and even the 60-vote threshold for important legislation.

       *Fast Track turns over some of our authority as a sovereign nation to international authorities, which is a major longtime goal of the internationalists, the so-called kingmakers and big business lobbyists. The code language that hides this in TPP is the statement that calls it a "living agreement."

       *Giving Barack Obama, a man who has repeatedly shown his hatred for this country and a willingness to subvert our Constitution, such broad powers is like giving an arsonist a book of matches and a can of gasoline.

 

Boehner, McConnell and their RINO cohorts are either delusional, corrupt or both; but one thing is certain. The American people did not give Republicans a majority in both Houses of Congress last November so that they could help Barack Obama destroy the United States as we know it... and it's high time that they got the message.

 

Schlafly Is Not Alone. Here's What Others Are Saying...


Here's what others, on both sides of the political divide, are saying:

       *We don't create good jobs for Americans by entering into unbalanced trade deals that forgo congressional scrutiny and ignore the law only to import low-wage labor, undercut American workers, and drive wages lower than the Dead Sea. The Obama administration has fooled and failed the American people for far too long. I cannot support giving this administration trade promotion authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). ... Personally, I wouldn't trust this administration to negotiate a deal on a secondhand Subaru. -Mike Huckabee

       *It is simply unbelievable that anybody — and most especially GOP lawmakers — would even contemplate giving this president so-called "Fast-Track Authority" on the TPP. His serial failures to negotiate fair prisoner swaps, sound arms control agreements or sensible diplomatic normalizations neither inspires confidence nor warrants Congress turning its check-and-balance role into a blank check. -Frank Gaffney

       *Such pacts used to be called "free-trade agreements"; in fact, they were managed trade agreements, tailored to corporate interests, largely in the U.S. and the European Union. -Joseph E. Stiglitz, MarketWatch, The Secret Corporate Takeover Hidden In The TPP

       *Free trade deals are about profits for corporate America — not bus drivers, hotel workers, teachers, firefighters — real working people. -Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union

       *The president has circumvented Congress on immigration with serial regularity. But the TPA would yield new power to the executive to alter admissions while subtracting Congressional checks against those actions.... The plain language of TPA provides avenues for Obama and trading partners to facilitate the expanded movement of foreign workers into the U.S. -Senator Jeff Sessions

       *I'm for free trade, but I am not for giving more authority to a president who ignores the Constitution, the separation of powers and will of the American people. This particular president must not be given any more power to do anything else to harm this country. He cannot be trusted. -Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

 

Sadly, Barack Obama and political elites within the GOP have finally reached consensus on an issue: What is good for international globalists and multi-national corporations is good for them and they're willing to give their fat-cat friends lavish gifts even if they must violate the Constitution, give a wanna-be dictator even more power and surrender our sovereignty to make it happen.
 

We can't allow Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to give Barack Obama a blank check to destroy our great nation. They must be stopped and the only thing that can stop them is an avalanche of calls and faxes from Americans that lets them know — in no uncertain terms — that we are on to their little game.

 

Floyd Brown

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Ayad Amin wrote an apologist style defense of Islam. At the NCCR post “The Reality of Islamic Legitimacy,” I refuted Ayad’s defense in that post. My friendly expert that goes by the pseudonym Dajjal also wrote a refutation in the form of two comments. I’ve also included a Dajjal comment exposing Islam in a comment to the NCCR post “Geller was a Beheading Target.” I posted that on June 4 and Dajjal commented on June 5.

 

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Dajjal Comments on Ayad Amin

Dajjal

June 1, 2015 at 7:46 PM

 

While the Bible clearly condemns Islam as false, we need to turn to Islam’s own canon to confirm the obvious. The Qur’an tells us that it is the book that makes things clear; a clear guide for mankind and the final & perfected word of Allah. It also tells us that it confirms the texts which preceded it. But, as seen above, the Qur’an clearly contravenes the Gospels, it does not confirm them.

 

Muslims regale us with stories of scientific proofs in the Qur’an, but it tells us that the earth is flat, the sun revolves around it and sets in a muddy swamp with people living nearby. It tells us that semen originates between the spine and ribs. It varies in the components from which man is constructed and the duration of the creation. It tells us that if it was not divine in origin, there would be many contradictions in it. There are!

 

The validity of Islam rests on the sunnah of Moe. How is it possible that God selected an unrepentant sinner as his final prophet? Moe suborned murder. Go to Scribd, open “Ash-Shifa” “The Healing” to page 725 and read about the legal necessity of killing anyone who disses Moe. Saying “Muhammad was defeated.” Carries a death sentence. Read the long list of murders ordered or approved by Moe.

 

Is it possible that a man who thighed a six year old girl and penetrated her at nine was a divine prophet? Is it possible that a divine prophet dictated and dispatched extortion letters to neighboring kingdoms & empires? How in Hell is that possible? Only if Allah is Satan.

 

Sahih Bukhari, the most rigorously winnowed and authenticated hadith collection, tells us how Moe received revelations: clear dreams which always came true, the sound of a bell ringing in his head and the angel’s voice. Nobody else saw or heard Jibril [i.e. the angel Gabriel]. Revelations followed obvious epileptic seizures.

 

Sahih Muslim, the second most authentic collection, tells us that Moe had a devil who only gave him “good orders”. The Qur’an tells us that Satan threw some error into every prophet’s prophecy. Then there were the Satanic Verses.

 

Moe said something about the bell: he called it “the musical instrument of Satan”. He said that “with every bell there is a devil.” But he received revelations through the sound of a bell ringing in his head. Connect the dots if you are not a Moron.

 

When Moe claimed divine license to accept sexual favors from volunteering groupies, Aisha declared that Allah always hastened to fulfill his desires. Can you get a clue? Islam is demonic! It is false, mercenary, malicious & malignant.

 

I invite all comers to prove me wrong, point by point.


https://www.scribd.com/doc/246704147/Islam-is-Demonic

Islam is Demonic by Kab Ashraf

 

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Dajjal | June 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM

 

ISIS is Islam, an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, which is an offshoot of Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen, which is Islam. It’s Islam, Stupid!!!

 

Conquest is at the core of Islam: 2.216, 8.12, 39, 57, 60, 65, & 67. 9.5, 29, 111, 120 & 123. It’s what Islam is; what Muslims do.

 

Jihad is mandatory: “ordained for you”. Muslims are commanded to wage offensive warfare on pagans until only Allah is worshiped. They are commanded to wage war on people of the book until we are subjugated and submit to extortion. Believers fight in Allah’s cause: to make Islam dominate the worked, killing others and being killed in the hope of ready admission to his celestial bordello. If they do not go to war, they’ll go to Hell. They get Brownie Points for acts of terrorism. They are ordered to fight the disbelievers nearest them.

 

If they did not support ISIS, they’d be hypocrites, to be defeated and gathered into Hell with us. It’s Islam, an evil institution which must be eradicated.

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Dajjal Comments to Geller was a Beheading Target

 

dajjal | June 5, 2015 at 11:05 PM

 

Go to Scribd.com, open “Ash-Shifa” to page 725 and read about the legal necessity of killing anyone who insults the Profit.

 

Moe made his income through the point of his spear. He invented Islam to propagate and perpetuate war so that he could accrue spoils & extortion money. He engaged in terrorism to weaken the resolve of his victims. He commanded Muslims to wage perpetual war and terrorize their victims.

 

Moe’s Islamic law is the basis for the Barbary Pirates and our first two external wars. It is also behind more recent attacks including Khobar Towers, various embassies, USS Cole, WTC 1 & 2 and recent attacks in Texas, New York & Boston.

 

We must be free to honestly discuss and debate what Moe preached & practiced and what his followers are doing. The enemy which attacked and continues to threaten us must not be a protected class immune to exposure, questioning and criticism!

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Below is a dialogue exchange between Dylan McCloskey and William Hunt that is over a SlantRight 2.0 post entitled “Destroying Western Culture Destroys USA”. That post was about Western Multiculturalism and its promoting the existence culture destroying immoral homosexuality and the religion of hate – Islam.

 

Dylan takes a Multiculturalist and atheistic stand typically accepting the propaganda that Islam is primarily peaceful as well as the atheistic stand that all religions are the reason for evil in the world.

 

William takes the stand that Islam is a violent death cult executing Christians from the beginning of its emergence. Allowing Islam to exist is the cause of violence in the world thus Islam should be eliminated for a better chance of peaceful coexistence between nations.

 

Dylan’s position no matter how altruistic, if it becomes the global future culture as we know it will end. For we Americans who love the Liberty enshrined by our Constitution’s Original Intent will lose that Liberty. Dylan’s Multicultural altruism will end two bad scenarios. 1) One level of Marxism ranging from elitist illusory Socialist Democracy to just plain Marxist despotism in which an elitist oligarchy tell the people what is good from them. 2) A rejuvenated Muslim global conquest that eliminates rival religions, American forms of Liberty AND former cooperating Leftist Multiculturalists that thought they were using Islam to aid in destroying Western Christian Values. If scenario one wins out one will see the global eradication of all religious faiths because values will subvert Multicultural Secular Humanist Values that are made as it suits the elitists’ socio-political designs.

 

William’s position is more in line with my thoughts. He sees American Exceptionalism and Constitutional Liberty as the socio-political platform as the only hope for harmony if not globally at least in a strong America. Where William enters into controversy is his perception that only an eradicated Islam will bring greater peace globally.

 

I understand William Hunt’s emotions. Until 9/11 I disliked all religions except my faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God, BUT as an American I stood by the Constitutional 1st Amendment Religious Freedom for all. I thought of Islamic terrorism as no more different than the Communist Soviet/Maoist terrorism that assaulted the free world. Even after Khomeini took American hostages with diplomatic immunity I was more disgruntled with Iranian revolutionaries attacking Americans without accountable consequences than the Twelver-Shia Islam responsible for attacking Americans.

 

After the 9/11 diabolical attack that resulted in thousands of deaths on U.S. soil I began to lump Islam alongside Marxist-Communistic ideology that cannot coexist with the Liberty and Freedoms of the U.S. Constitution nor the Christian Values that I thought could not be diminished because of the Religious Freedom and Free Speech guaranteed in the First Amendment.

 

 It was after 9/11 that I embarked on studying Islam to understand why it was so hateful. This is when I discovered that Islam’s most holy book the Quran encodes the physical destruction of Jews and Christians if they do not submit to the superiority of Islam. In Islam lack of submission is represented in the Religious Liberty for a Christian to openly share that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died on the Cross and arose from the tomb three days after the Crucifixion. That core belief of Christianity is considered blasphemy in the Quran. Such open blasphemy insults Mo and Allah. Those who insult Islam must die now before there is any afterlife judgment. That makes Islam an antichrist Religion.

 

Ergo I have reached a conclusion similar to William Hunt that as long as Islam places Mohammed and the Quran on the highest pedestal of authority then Islam cannot coexist with American (or Western for that matter) Liberty and Freedom. BUT to advocate the extermination of Muslim adherents is no better than Hitler’s holocaust against Jews or the hundreds of millions slaughtered by the commands of the Quran as recited by Islam’s considered perfect man Mohammed.

 

The New Testament Word of God tells us that it is God’s Will that all humanity be Saved and experience Christ’s deliverance from Satan’s grip to be transferred into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. That means genocide is not an option. So how do we deal with the haters of non-Muslims?

 

I view the only solution to confronting Islam is to force a modernization of that religion which is harsh I realize. The religious leaders of Islam must expel the Medina portions of the Quran along with the Hadith and Sira that brings validation to the Medina surahs of the Quran. Also the areas where Islam dominates must be forced by a military if needed, is for other religions to bring their message to give people an authentic choice without fear of Muslim retribution. Of course I favor Christianity, but in the spirit of Religious Freedom other missionary religions should have an equal shot. Ergo either Islam must transform or the Muslim dominated areas experience Free Choice. That includes those I consider idiot atheists to present their concept that no God exists as long as it doesn’t infringe on the non-violent missionary religions.

 

I say this about atheists because when atheist embraces the ideology of the various forms of Marxism, those atheists tend to favor the same kind of violence as Muslims in forcing submission.

 

So feel free to pick a side or a modified choice of the dialogue exchange between Dylan McCloskey and William Hunt and add your thoughts. Try to separate yourself from the snarkiness that McCloskey and Hunt began to devolve into.

 

JRH 6/7/15

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Dylan McCloskey

May 19, 2015

 

I know some nice Muslims. The post is very ignorant and doesn't fly by the Constitution. Muslims are just as stupid and bad as every other religion. It has more to do with where they are from than what they believe. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and most Muslim nations, the people are poor as f**k and look like they are living over a hundred years behind. All religions are population control. 

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 19, 2015

 

+Dylan McCloskey that's a ridiculous statement. It's been proven time and time again, there are no moderate Muslims, only combatants or dissidents in hiding. Their basic cultural beliefs do not blend with any civilization. There will be no peace on this planet until Islam is no more. It's a death cult, there is no love or forgiveness in a death cult.

 

Dylan McCloskey

May 19, 2015

 

+William Hunt​ How much do you know about Islam? There are radicals in all religions. These radical Muslims are living in countries ruled by tyrants who take all their money and make them live in filth and disease, not to mention make their women slaves. Most worship Islam because, just like any other religion, they were born into it. The Muslims that live in America, and that are born here have not been causing problems. Most of them I know are more respectable than average people, and much more friendly than most Christians. I don't hear or see Muslims that live in America talking s**t or starting anything with anyone. It’s because they teach to keep to their own and take care of their own. What you give back, you receive. Not to mention, real practicing Muslims don't drink or smoke. All religions are cults. They take money from people and then let them believe they will go to heaven for their generous charitable contribution. As the priest rapes their sons in the ass because that's what God intended... All religions are stupid and disgusting, to me personally. I don't care what religion you are, but I'm not going to say one is better than the other either… 

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 19, 2015

 

+Dylan McCloskey​ I've read and studied Islam in great detail. And to say all religions are evil is a lie. I've never been stabbed by a practicing Buddhist. I've never had my life threatened by a Christian. I and my very American culture have never been declared the enemy in an asymmetrical plan of warfare by any other religion.

Islam must be stopped. It must be destroyed. There will be no peace until it's burned to the ground and the ashes swept into the sea. 

Death to Islam! Two shoes on your head!!

 

Dylan McCloskey

May 19, 2015

 

+William Hunt​ You are crazy bro. What religion are most people in our prisons? Buddhism is not a religion, it's a philosophy... And Islam has been around before anyone said the words "Death to America"... You are an idiot....

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 19, 2015

 

Dylan McCloskey  [Dylan you say] "you are crazy". 

No, I'm not. I have a difference of opinion. Not tolerated by Islam. The result is my life being threatened. Or my family killed. I AM labeled an infidel from birth, by a cult of death.

[Dylan says,] "What religion are most people in our prison"

The prison population of America is a mixture of Islam and new Christian converts. Some atheist, some Buddhists, some Catholics, etc. All of them are criminals. What is the population of Islamic countries, what are their crimes? And how many have been put to death for crimes against Allah, the pedophile?

[Dylan says,] "And Islam has been around before anyone said the words death to America"

And in two hundred years without Islam, America has become the beacon of Freedom, and the light in the darkness for countless generations, and for countless cultures and people. America is the corner stone of all technological & medical advancement. Tripling the life span of the average human. Creating life, where none existed before.

And where is Islam in all this? In nearly two thousand years, Islam has oppressed and murdered countless innocent souls, molested and murdered millions of children. Never advancing beyond mud huts and the 50 year life span. You are all savages, and should be exterminated for the safety of the human race!

You and your kind are the epitome and the very reason the word "idiot" exist!!

Death to Islam!!!! Death to the molester prophet MoHammad!!!

 

Dylan McCloskey

May 19, 2015

 

+William Hunt​ You speak out your ass from what you think you know. I expected better from this community. You can't say death to Islam and not expect to be called crazy at the least... 

The most popular religion among prisoners is Christianity by a long shot. Atheist don't make up 1%. Again Buddhism is not a religion. How many Christians are sex offenders and child molesters here at home? You are the worst kind of stupid. 

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 19, 2015

 

+Dylan McCloskey​ And there it is. You don't answer the important questions. I'll pose a few more. How long does an infidel last in a Muslim community, in an Islamic country. Versus, an Islamic follower in a Christian majority community?

What is the religious make up of prisoners in an Islamic occupied country? What crimes can get your head cut off? Besides sneezing in public, or praying to the wrong God?

There will be no peace on the planet until Islam is no more. 

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 19, 2015

 

Islam is a death cult

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 19, 2015

 

MoHammad didn't want his followers eating swine because Allah was a pork lover. He loved the control of his swine lovers. He loved pork so much he incorporated it into his name. Mo"ham"mad. Mad for pork lovin'

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 20, 2015

 

+Dylan McCloskey  Islam Is not a religion!!!

http://www.islam-watch.org/iw/aboutus.htm

 

We are a group of Muslim apostates, who have left Islam out of our own conviction when we discovered that Islam is not a religion at all. Most of us took a prolonged period of time to study, evaluate and contemplate on Islam, the religion of our birth. Having meticulously scrutinized Islam, we concluded that it is not a religion of peace at all, as touted by smooth-talking, self-serving Muslims and their apologists from non-Muslim backgrounds. The core of Islam—that is, the Qur'an, Hadis and Sharia—is filled with unbounded hatred of the unbelievers, is unbelievably intolerant toward them, and is extremely cruel and merciless to Muslims who dare to deviate from its doctrine.

 

We also realized that Islam is beyond alteration, because Muslims—who attempt to modernize and reform its unremitting bigotry, irrational rituals and its cruel and draconian punitive measures—are targeted for annihilation. Our verdict was that the only way to escape from the tyranny of Islam is to leave it altogether. We have, therefore … READ THE REST (Who are we? Islam-Watch About Page – “Who are we?” excerpt by Blog Editor)

 

Dylan McCloskey

May 20, 2015


+William Hunt You are a nut. America doesn't have a religion to follow, you can worship what you want or not at all. That is called freedom. These countries full of Muslims don't have that. Like I said before, the religion isn't necessarily why these people are f**k*d up, it’s the people who control the Muslim nations by fear. Some of that fear stems from Islam. But Islam hasn't claimed a fraction of a percent of American lives, as much as Christians have killed their own here at home. 

There will be no peace on the planet until all religions are recognized as false. And after that, comes a new world order. To single out Muslims is low and ignorant. Some of the sexiest and smartest girls I know are Muslim. I have Muslim friends. They all have the same things in common. They are clean, educated, polite, and have money.

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 20, 2015

 

+Dylan McCloskey You are a child. You don't have the knowledge or fear of Islam knocking on your door. Killing your family. Hunting your children. Wiping out entire villages.

None of your family have died at the hands of one of their barbarians, yet. 

Islam is a death cult that has slaughtered millions of my people. I will never forget. We will never forget. Islam is a death cult. We will fight to the end. We will resist!!

Islam must be stopped. We must not forget the women and children slaughtered in the name of the false prophet, and child rapist, Allah.

Those that continue to follow Allah carry the guilt and shame of all those murdered in the false prophets name. 

Death to Islam. Shame to all those that follow in his name. Shame to all those that support the murderous evil cult.

You've made your choice. My people have made theirs. We will fight. We will no longer be victims of the false prophet’s [Muslim] killers [of non-Muslims].

Death to Islam. Piss be upon you.

 

Dylan McCloskey

May 20, 2015

 

+William Hunt​ How old are you? You sound like a child. A scared, insecure, little boy. I'm a grown ass man who has been all over and have experienced quite a lot of different cultures. I have been to colleges in the North and South. The Muslims you are so frightened of are the same radical Muslims everyone else [is] weary of. The Muslims that live here, why do you think they live here? Because it’s insane over there. Have you ever researched the Crusades? It doesn't matter the religion, it’s the ones dictating the people. That is what religions do. Have people act and do as they see fit... It’s not a hard concept. You are just rude, angry, and scared. Those are all personal problems you need to fix.

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 20, 2015

 

+Dylan McCloskey​ You insult my people. The death of millions. The near genocide of my culture and behave as though, that was some trivial moment in my history. Then you try to justify your love for Islam. Your ignorance will be your undoing. 

Islam is a death cult. 

You are part of the problem. You are an enemy of the civilized world. 

Normal healthy people do not belong to a death cult. 

Islam must be destroyed. And the soldiers of Islam eliminated and washed into the sea. There will be no peace on this planet till the complete death of Islam. 

You haven't felt the loss, yet. You can't help but be blind. 

Soon you will know the truth. And you will not be loved by Islam, you will not be its friend. You are and infidel by birth. Even if you convert, you will be a slave and not a man. 

Death to the false prophet. Death to Islam. Shame on all those that follow the false prophet and carry his evil plan. 

 

Dylan McCloskey

May 20, 2015

 

+William Hunt​ Continue to reiterate your hate message... You sound exactly just like them, brainwashed and robotic. Like you have a message on a recorder you play over and over... I never said I love Islam. You are trying to put words in my mouth. Nobody cares about this post and thinks you are a moron, hence why I'm the only one commenting back. Hopefully you stop acting like a dumbass.

 

William “Gentleman Adventurer” Hunt

May 20, 2015

 

+Dylan McCloskey​ It's not a message of hate. It's a warning. I must repeat it, you and your kind must have at least a fighting chance. You will make excuses for Islam. You will embrace Islam. You are a fool. How can you possibly know all the opinions of this group? You are projecting your ignorance. Beware. You will have a discussion to make. You are either for freedom and life. Or the death of the civilized world via Islam the death cult.

Your childhood ended when you started making excuses for a genocidal death cult.

Piss be upon your false, child molester, prophet.

And by the way, you keep replying because you want to force your opinion. "Convert or die" Just like Islam, they do not like to lose, and if they can't win, someone must die. 

Make good choices. Be a good person. Stay away from the allure of the death cult. Stay away from their followers. They have already surrendered to the cult. Fight for life. Not death. Otherwise you are the enemy of civilization.

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All text in the McCloskey-Hunt dialogue embraced by brackets are by the Editor.

 

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Is the global Antisemitism snowballing in the Western World’s democratic nations grown so bad that tiny Israel is becoming diplomatically isolated?

 

JRH 6/6/15

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The new government’s war on BDS

 

By CAROLINE B. GLICK

06/04/2015

Jerusalem Post

 

The flagship of the diplomatic war against Israel is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is less than a month old, but it’s already apparent that it is different from its predecessors. And if it continues on its current diplomatic trajectory, it may do something that its six predecessors failed to accomplish. Netanyahu’s new government may improve Israel’s position internationally.

The stakes are high. Over the years, Israel has largely concentrated its efforts on developing the tools to contend with its military challenges. But as we have seen over the past decade and a half, Israel’s capacity to fight and defeat its enemies is not limited principally by the IDF’s war-fighting capabilities.

Israel’s ability to defend itself and its citizens is constrained first and foremost by its shrinking capacity to defend itself diplomatically. Its enemies in the diplomatic arena have met with great success in their use of diplomatic condemnation and intimidation to force Israel to limit its military operations to the point where it is incapable of defeating its enemies outright.

The flagship of the diplomatic war against Israel is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Participants in the movement propagate and disseminate the libelous claim that Israel’s use of force in self-defense is inherently immoral and illegal. Over the years BDS activists’ assaults on Israel’s right to exist have become ever more shrill and radical. So, too, whereas just a few years ago their operations tended to be concentrated around military confrontations, today they are everyday occurrences. And their demands become greater and more openly anti-Semitic from week to week and day to day.

Consider the events of the past seven days alone.

Late last week Israel fended off a major international effort led by Palestinian Authority Soccer Federation chairman and former terrorist chief Jibril Rajoub to expel it from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Not only is Rajoub a man with blood on his hands. The Fatah luminary is admired by the Israeli far-Left while also being a favorite of Qatar, the chief state sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

Rajoub is sympathetically inclined toward enabling Hamas in Gaza to expand its presence in Judea and Samaria.

Before the government had a chance to sigh in relief that FIFA was settled, Britain’s National Union of Students voted to join the BDS movement. This means that the anti-Israel demonstrations and assaults that take place several times a week at Britain’s universities will now take place under the NUS banner.

Also Wednesday, the French telecom giant Orange’s CEO Stéphane Richard told reporters in Cairo that he wishes to cut off his contract with Israel’s Partner telecommunications company, one of Israel’s largest cellular telephone services providers.

Richard was apparently coerced into making his statement by the Egyptian BDS movement which has threatened to boycott Orange’s subsidiary in Egypt due to its contract with Partner.

Tuesday it was reported that last month the Dutch government issued a travel advisory to its citizens traveling in Israel. In an act of anti-Jewish inversion now common in the Western discourse about Israel and its enemies, the Dutch government warned that Jews in Judea and Samaria constitute a threat to Dutch travelers because they throw stones “toward Palestinian and foreign vehicles.”

In the US, the Anti-Defamation League reported that this past academic year there was a 38 percent rise in anti-Israel events on college campuses over the previous year. The number of BDS campaigns doubled over the previous academic year.

By ADL’s count, there were 520 anti-Israel events on campuses. BDS campaigns were initiated on 29 campuses.

At the UN, Tuesday “The Palestinian Return Center,” Hamas’s European chapter, was granted official status as a recognized nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Commission on NGOs. Now, thanks to the commission, Hamas terrorists can participate in UN meetings, have full access to UN facilities and wear their new, official UN badges.

Incidentally, the same commission rejected a request by ZAKA to receive the same status. ZAKA is an Israeli NGO that provides first aid and handles the remains of terrorism victims and victims of major disasters in Israel and worldwide.

Also at the UN, Leila Zerrougui, the envoy for children in armed conflicts, is pushing to get the IDF added to the blacklist of groups that harm children.

Boko Haram, Islamic State, al-Qaida and the Taliban are among the current names of the list.

Wednesday Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sent a pointed letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemning Zerrougui’s actions. Cruz threatened, “Congress will have no choice but to reassess the United States’ relationship with the United Nations and consider serious consequences if you choose to take this action.”

In contrast to Cruz’s position, in his interview with Channel 2 broadcast Tuesday, US President Barack Obama indicated that due to the rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment and campaigns, if Israel doesn’t make unreciprocated concessions to the PA then the administration will have no choice but to join the anti-Israel UN bandwagon.

The time has come, then, for Israel to take the wheels off the wagon.

For the past dozen years or so, pro-Israel activists in the US in particular have been fighting an uphill, lonely battle against the organizations promoting the BDS movement. Among their top complaints has been the constant refrain that the Israeli government has undermined their actions by standing silent or denying what was happening or treating Israel’s defenders as the moral equivalents of its adversaries.

To some degree, the reticence of the Foreign Ministry was understandable. The BDS Israel haters often claim that they wage political and economic warfare against Israel and isolate and humiliate Israel supporters in the West to promote peace.

This claim has always been ridiculous. You can’t support peace and boycott Jewish-owned businesses in all or parts of Israel. You can’t support peace and boycott Israeli students and professors and dance troupes.

But so long as the word “peace” has been involved, or the boycotters have pretended that they are only referring to Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, the Foreign Ministry has by and large taken them at face value and pretended that their smear operation is nothing to worry about.

To the extent they have tried to deal with the growing hate Israel phenomenon, they have run away from its essence. Instead, our senior diplomats have said that the best way to combat BDS is by rebranding Israel as the start-up, gay, friendly state with great beaches.

And largely as a result of this self-induced paralysis and blindness, pro-Israel activists have been isolated.

Jewish anti-Israel organizations such as J Street, Open Hillel and the New Israel Fund in the US, and European governments and government- funded organizations in Europe have operated largely free from criticism by official Israeli voices unwilling to take sides in the debate about the country’s right to exist and defend itself.

All the while, Israel’s diplomatic standing has gone from weak to incapacitated.

Against this backdrop, statements and actions by the new Netanyahu government are encouraging because, unlike its predecessors, it seems to have stopped playing the fool.

At the outset of this week’s cabinet meeting, Netanyahu spoke out angrily and specifically against the BDS movement and warned that Israel must not blame itself for the BDS haters’ assaults against it.

As he put it, “The last thing we need to do is to bow our heads and ask where we went wrong, where we erred. We have done nothing wrong and we have not erred. We are not a perfect country; we do not pretend to be such, but they are setting standards for us that are both twisted and higher than those for any other country, any other democracy.”

Wednesday Netanyahu assailed the British student union’s decision to join the BDS movement.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked excoriated the BDS movement at the Knesset, stating openly that it is the new Jew hatred.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has translated this new position into action. Among other things, this week she instructed Israel’s ambassador to Switzerland to formally demand that the Swiss government and the Zurich municipality rescind their financial support for the planned Breaking the Silence conference this month in Zurich. The purpose of the conference, like the purpose of the foreign-funded group more generally, is to demonize and libel the IDF.

So it appears that the government has decided to finally go on offense. But if this is true, then much more can and must be done immediately.

Take the Dutch travel advisory for instance. Israel wasted no time in condemning Holland’s move. But the Dutch statement was just the tip of the iceberg.

Holland spends millions every year to directly and indirectly finance organizations whose sole purpose is to demonize Israel and Israelis. The Dutch government paid a lot of money to invent lies about Israel and its Jews that then formed the basis of its malicious, bigoted travel advisory.

The Israeli embassy at The Hague as well as the Foreign Ministry must demand not only a retraction of the travel warning. They must demand an immediate cessation of this subversive, adversarial campaign.

So, too, while the British government responded with embarrassment to the BDS vote of the NUS, the fact is that the British government holds responsibility for the strength and radicalism of the BDS movement in Britain. Like Holland, the UK spends millions every year financing NGOs whose purpose is to undermine Israeli sovereignty, demonize the IDF, attack Israel’s right to exist and fund Palestinian terrorists.

Every year, the British government funds dozens of Israeli and Palestinian-registered NGOs whose purpose is to make Israel into an international pariah unable to wage wars of self-defense without risking war crimes tribunals, economic boycotts and international humiliation.

Rather than sufficing with expressions of thanks to the Cameron government for distancing itself from the student union’s boycott of Israel, the government must demand the cessation of direct and indirect British governmental funding of these groups and their campaigns.

The BDS movement is a proxy war. It is being waged against Israel not only by deep-pocketed Arab governments which fund the NGOs that carry the battle to the streets. It is also being waged by hypocritical leftist donors in the US and by supposedly friendly European governments.

The government has taken the first steps in beating back this onslaught. But the hour is late and the stakes are high. The BDS movement is a strategic threat because as it gets stronger, Israel’s ability to wage war on the military battlefield becomes further constrained and the threats to Israel’s economy and social fabric grow. BDS must be defeated piece by piece in an unrelenting offensive that attacks its sources and puts it out of business. It won’t be easy. It won’t be genteel.

But if the government doesn’t submit to the diplomatic urge to be polite, it stands a chance of making matters better, for a change.

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The threat of Muslims who consider the commands of the Quran to be very words of their alleged divine deity known as Allah are making American homegrown attempts at punishing those who expose Islam as a violent theopolitical religion. A Muslim thug by the name of Usaama Rahim plotted to behead Pamela Geller for her organizing involvement in Garland TX Mohammed cartoon contest. Rahim decided on an easier target that being the Boston Police, but the Police shot him to death before he executed his knife wielding plot. A co-conspirator (David Wright) was picked and arraigned for attempting to destroy mobile phone evidence of the plot interaction.

Court RM Sketch- David Wright, attorney Jessica Hedges & Judge M. Page Kelley 6-3-15

 

Islamic Society of Boston which is undoubtedly a part of the radical American-Muslim network organization known as the Islamic Society of North America (See Also HERE & HERE). The ISB has spawned several wanna-be terrorists and terrorists (See Also HERE) who aimed violence and murder against non-Muslim Americans. Those potential targeted Americans would be about 98% in the USA since the Muslim population is roughly 2%.

 

Pamela Geller’s fellow Counterjihad writer Robert Spencer was interviewed about the Geller plot on CNN. Not surprisingly the CNN interviewers were a bit comparative toward Geller and Spencer gentlemanly defends Geller’s Free Speech American Rights.

 

VIDEO: Robert Spencer on CNN on the jihad plot against Pamela Geller, June 4, 2015

 

 

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Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and Vice President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, appeared on CNN's "At This Hour" on June 4, 2015 to discuss the freedom of speech and the jihad terror plot to behead Pamela Geller.

 

Here’s another Robert Spencer today this time on Newsmax TV started at 2:24 mark.

 

VIDEO: Malzberg | Robert Spencer - Director, Jihad Watch, Vice President

 

 

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Robert Spencer - The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), JihadWatch.org joins Steve to discuss the threat against Pam Geller's life and everything from ISIS, to Obama's Israel Interview and his recent run in with Imam on Fox. “Pamela Geller Calls Allegedly Being Targeted for Beheading by Terror Suspect 'Chilling'”, “Boston jihadis plotted to behead a police officer”, “Video: Robert Spencer vs. imam on Hannity on Sharia and U.S. mosques”.

 

And here is the Pamela Geller appearance today on CNN interviewed by Left Wing biased Chris Cuomo.

 

VIDEO: Pamela Geller Speaks To CNN Chris Cuomo On Boston Be*ea*ing Plot

 

 

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Pamela Geller to CNN’s Chris Cuomo: ‘They’re Going to Come for You, Too, Chris’. Chris Cuomo GRILLS Pamela Geller Muslims Are Not Savages. Geller Responds To Boston Be*ea*ing Plot ‘I’m the hunted one': Pamela Geller targeted for beheading by Boston terror suspect Pamela Geller reacted to news that she had been targeted for beheading by a man shot dead by Boston police by saying pretty much what she always says.


“This is a showdown for American freedom,” the anti-Muslim activist said. “Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?”


Boston police fatally shot Usaamah Abdullah Rahim on Tuesday morning after he was stopped for questioning in the alleged plot – which at one point had targeted the 56-year-old organizer of a “Draw Muhammad” contest last month in Texas that ended with police killing two gunmen outside the event.


However, authorities said the 26-year-old Rahim had abandoned those plans and had instead decided to kill law enforcement officers.


“They targeted me for violating sharia blasphemy laws,” Geller said. “They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and abide by them voluntarily.”


Geller, whose American Freedom Defense Initiative frequently organizes provocative demonstrations against Islam, said she was not surprised to be targeted for harm.


“This is a war,” she said.


CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Geller if she “relished” being a target after “stoking the flames.”


“Relish being the target?” Geller asked. “Who self-promotes to get killed?”


She complained that CNN cited the Southern Poverty Law Center’s extensive database on her anti-Islam activities in reporting on the terror plot against her.


“Why do you use the Southern Poverty Law Center, a notorious communist group, to smear me?” Geller asked. “I’m the hunted one. I’m the hunted one. This is incredible to me.”

 

JRH 6/4/15 (Hat Tip Jihad Watch)

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Boston police confirm blogger Pam Geller was initial target of beheading plot

 

From Fox News - Associated Press

June 04, 2015

Fox News

 

BOSTON –  A Boston man who was shot to death by terror investigators who had him under 24-hour surveillance initially talked about beheading blogger Pamela Geller before deciding to target police officers, Boston police said Thursday.

 

"There was some mention of that name," said Police Commissioner William Evans, speaking on the "Today" show. Evans also said he considered the talk about killing Geller "more along the lines of wishful thinking."

 

Geller — a combative personality known for provoking Muslims by campaigning against a mosque near the World Trade Center site in New York, sponsoring inflammatory advertisements and organizing Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas — wasn't surprised that she may have been a target.

 

"They want to make an example out of me to frighten the rest of the US into silence and submission," Geller wrote in an e-mail to the AP on Thursday. "This is not about me. This is about whether the US will stand for freedom or submit and cower before violent intimidation."

 

Usaama Rahim, 26, was killed Tuesday by anti-terror investigators who tried to question him.

 

Authorities told his family that they would show them a police video of the shooting before making it public. They say it shows police retreating up as Rahim lunges at them with a military-style knife, then shooting when he refused to drop it.

 

Rahim's brother, Ibrahim Rahim, is a prominent religious scholar among Muslims and African-Americans in Boston. He initially disputed the police account, saying his brother was shot three times in the back, but released a statement Thursday calling on Muslims to "remain calm" and pray.

 

Rahim's family announced a news conference at the shooting scene for later Thursday afternoon. They also hired two lawyers to ensure a "complete and transparent investigation," said Ronald Sullivan, one of the attorneys.

 

The FBI said Rahim plotted to commit some kind of attack, and ordered three large knives on Amazon.com a week before he was confronted by the anti-terrorism task force that had him under 24-hour surveillance.

 

The FBI said police confronted Rahim after he told his nephew, David Wright, in a telephone conversation they were monitoring on Tuesday that he had changed his mind about beheading an out-of-state victim and instead planned to kill local police officers either Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

"Yeah, I'm going to be on vacation right here in Massachusetts," Rahim allegedly said. "I'm just going to, ah, go after them, those boys in blue."

 

An FBI affidavit supporting a criminal complaint against Wright said "going on vacation" was their code for committing violent jihad.

 

Wright, meanwhile, was recorded saying something about "thinking with your head on your chest," the FBI said, explaining that this was a reference to the beheadings shown in Islamic State propaganda videos.

 

Nowhere in the evidence made public thus far in this case does either man actually say the word "beheading."

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Geller was a Beheading Target

John R. Houk

© June 4, 2015

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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that operates to condemn Israel for not allowing Arabs who call themselves the mythical Palestinians (who never EXISTED as a national entity let alone existing as an independent nation), is essentially an Antisemitic Movement given a pass because of the propaganda that mythological Palestinians were booted out of their homes by Jews who originated primarily from Europe. The historical facts on Jews living in the Land of Israel are HERE. The Biblical facts that determines that the Holy Land is the Land of the Jews are HERE.

 

And as Ari Bussel will share a lot of that validity added Antisemitism comes from Left Wing Jews both inside and outside of Israel. This Jewish self-loathing would be like Black Liberation Theology Movement (See Also HERE & HERE) African Americans demanding a Caucasian free independent nation within America with a demand that a more economic astute USA supply the infrastructure while BLT nationalists plant the overthrow and slaughter of non-Black Americans to possess an expanded nation.

 

Both situations are IDIOTIC!

 

JRH 6/4/15

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Too Little, Too Late

The Response to BDS

 

By Ari Bussel

Sent: 6/3/2015 5:36 PM

 

Like flowers after the first rain, there are signs Israel is waking up in the face of the strongest resurgence of anti-Semitism in the past eighty years.

 

In the United States, Jews have been living under the illusion that “it will not happen here.”  In fact, if a classroom of high school students were asked if the Holocaust could reoccur today, the answer would be bewilderment.   Back in 1981, a movie The Wave was based on a true story, a teacher who set out to show his students how the non-imaginable can become a frightening reality.

 

We feel secure.  We also did not expect attacks on US soil.  September 11, 2001, showed us that was a false belief.

 

While American Jews do not expect a repetition of the Holocaust, today we are on the verge of a volcano about to erupt.  It has become acceptable to blame Israel for the world’s faults and hold her to a different standard than any other nation.

 

It is now the norm to remain quiet, seated and focused when the most abhorrent lies about Israel are uttered in public.  Teachers believe Israel is the New Nazis.  Students at universities are being brainwashed insane falsehoods like Israelis murder children at will, harvest organs from males and do not even bother to rape Gazan women since they are not viewed as human.  (Apparently, modern-day Israelis are much worse than the Nazis, for the Nazis had special accommodations for female sex servitude.)

 

All is done in broad daylight, with respected professors and politicians, business people and members of the clergy present, often themselves propagating the lies.

 

And society remains silent.

 

Apparently, our education fails us.  If we remember “First They Came for the …” by Pastor Martin Niemoller and witness the very same thing and standby silently, we have learned nothing, and as students of history know, those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it.

 

One may rise to object:  “It is quite confusing,” they would say.  “Israelis and Jews themselves are at the forefront of the criticism– why blame us?”  And that person would be correct.

 

In fact the same question is raised by both sides; with Israel’s detractors using this line as justification that their quest is just, while Israel’s defenders ask themselves repeatedly, in utter frustration – why should we fight when some of the worse detractors are Israelis or Jews?
 

Switzerland used this line to reject Israel’s official protest against an exhibition by a NGO “Breaking the Silence.”  It replied via official channels that it is an Israeli organization, legitimately recognized in Israel, bringing Israelis to Switzerland to present what they have to present.  We will not stop them!

 

Good for the Swiss!  The Canadians would have acted differently, but they are the sole exception.  Why is Israel demanding from others what she permits herself?

 

When Israel decides to fight, she has the tools, resources, knowhow and drive.  At the moment, none exists.  The new anti-Semitism erupting like a volcano has been ignored for so long, and so many Israelis and Jews have participated in the upcoming avalanche, any attempt to act now is doomed to be “too little, too late.”

 

In fact, today, those at the helm face fierce internal opposition. We have grown so accustomed to attacking Israel, why stop? Branded as “right wing extremists,” the Government is being confronted with the accusation it is attempting to stifle free speech and the very democracy of which Israel is so proud.

 

It is interesting that those who were aiding and abating Israel’s detractors here in the USA are starting to feel the pinch.  They are at the forefront of “fighting BDS” (the movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel, a front that legitimizes any false verbal attack against Israel as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth). 

 

Israel and the other eight or so million Jews who live around the world outside Israel have not yet felt the pervasive, vicious and vindictive force about to be unleashed.  When it does, Israel will have no other choice but to absorb the Jews fleeing to her shores and begin fighting back. 

 

In Israel we are taught that victory cannot come from being on the defensive.  Apparently, we forgot, or did not properly learn, that vital lesson as well.

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This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.

 

Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.

 

© Israel Monitor, June, 2015

 

First Published June 3, 2015

Contact:  bussel@me.com

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