Calderon and the Mexico Mess

Calderon and the Mexico Mess

J. Robert


Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon visits the White House today to blame
America for Mexico’s problems.  According to the Washington
, Mr. Calderon says that his nation’s ruinous drug wars can be laid at
America’s doorstep.  American demand for illegal drugs is the culprit.
President Calderon also attributes Mexico’s endemic gun violence — which is
chiefly part of the drug wars — to easy access to American firearms.
Though a troubling security breach, the WikiLeaks disclosures give us a
clue to what might be the deeper problem with Mexico.
The Washington Times reports that in Wiki-leaked U.S. diplomatic cables,
American diplomats describe the Mexican government as “inefficient and plagued
with infighting as well as suspected corruption.”
American diplomats might well have added that Mexicans are saddled with an
economic model something out of Frankenstein’s laboratory: part crony
capitalism, part bureaucratic socialism.  Too many people, in and out of the
Mexican government, are benefitting from the government having its paws all over
the nation’s anemic economy.
But to placate Mr. Calderon, President Barack Obama intends to offer Mexico
more American borrowed Chinese money to fight the good fight in the War on
Drugs.  Mr. Obama will also continue to say soothing words about his desire to
grant amnesty to millions of illegal Mexicans.
Both Mr. Calderon and Mr. Obama have a vested interest in amnesty.  Mr.
Obama wants more Democrat voters and Mr. Calderon wants to continue to use the
United States as a safety valve for unemployed, poor Mexicans.  Imagine what
would happen in Mexico if the Mexican government didn’t have the United States
for a dumping ground for its poor?  Can you say “unrest” and millions pushing
for change in Mexico?  Don’t want to do anything to upset the elites’ comfy
lives south of the border.
Mexico’s mess isn’t the United States’ responsibility.


Are We Facing ‘The West’s Last Chance’?

Are We Facing ‘The West’s Last Chance’?

By Janet


In the first chapter of The West’s Last Chance
(2005), Washington Times Editor Tony Blankley presents a fictional account
of a neck-and-neck political race in 2007 America.  Entitled “The Nightmare
Scenario,” the chapter portrays a presidential candidate, facing polls that
indicate an even race and rationalizing to seize an opportunity and secure his
dreams for high office.  In the heat of a political rally with a Muslim American
audience clamoring for shariah law, he capitulates to their demands.

In 2005, when the book was published, U.S. political pandering to American
Muslims was already an established reality.  Since 9/11 and continuing today,
our government bends over backward to avoid even a hint of negativity toward the
purveyors of Islamic doctrine whose very mission is to destroy us.  Pandering to
Islam has reached epidemic proportions and threatens our very existence as a
free society.
This dangerous trend began immediately after 9/11 when President George W.
Bush reached out to Muslims, repeating the hollow-sounding mantra that Islam is
a religion of peace.  This occurred despite prima facie and doctrinal evidence
to the contrary.  Given that Muslims following the revered Koranic path of jihad
had perpetrated (and continue now) the vast majority of worldwide terrorist
attacks, the president’s message was incongruous with reality.  Of course, the
silence was deafening from the Allah hu-Akbar (“Allah is Great”) corner, which
instead focused on fears of burgeoning Islamophobia rather than shared anguish
over the loss of life and destruction or condemnation of the hijackers’
martyrdom operation.
In 2001, following the deadliest attack on American civilians in history
and with Muslims worldwide engaging in victory celebrations (including even
inside the FBI translators office, per former FBI agent Sibel Edmonds), Bush
visited a local mosque with hijabed female government officials and began the
American “tradition” of Iftar, or, participation in the meal ending Ramadan
fasting.  Further, he retained close, visible ties to Saudi leaders despite
common knowledge of their funding of radical American mosques, their training of
the majority of American imams in extremist ideology and the reality that 17 of
19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals.
Beginning with the Bush administration and zealously expanded under Obama,
descriptive language identifying the enemy by name was expunged from the
official government lexicon.  Bush repeatedly emphasized, “America is not and
never will be at war with Islam.”
With his global war on terror (GWOT) nomenclature, Bush began the practice
of referring to a strategy — terrorism — as the United States’ archenemy as if
it were unrelated to Islam and Muslims.  In 2009, Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano went beyond this camouflage attempt to infamously coin the term
“man-caused disasters” as a euphemism for “terrorism,” foregoing all descriptors
that referenced Islam.  This further muddled the threat by conflating criminal
acts by the mentally disturbed to acts of terrorism.
Immediately upon taking office, Obama displayed unusual deference to the
Muslim world by giving a speech at Cairo University to which the Muslim
Brotherhood was invited, phoning Fatah leader Abu Abbas and granting an
interview to the Arab network Al-Arabiya. Especially noteworthy, was Obama’s
unprecedented bow to Saudi King Abdullah and his directive to NASA to improve
relations with the Muslim world and boost their self esteem regarding Muslim
scientific achievements.  Obama conducted a policy of “engagement” with the
Iranian regime while Iran pursued nuclear weapons and suppressed true democratic
protests over a rigged election.  While visiting Turkey, Obama praised a
fundamentalist Islamic regime that had endorsed a terrorist operation to supply
weapons to Hamas in Gaza.  Recently, it was announced that the 2 million-member
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which spent $60 million to elect
Obama and whose then president was the most frequent White House visitor in
2009, is being investigated for ties to Hamas.  Obama reportedly has a close
relationship with SEIU founder Wayne Rathke of ACORN fame and even appointed a
former SEIU attorney, Craig Becker, to the National Labor Relations
Despite the fact that Islam is in a permanent state of war with all
non-believers as outlined in the Koran and confirmed by 67% of its contents, our
government’s pandering to the purveyors of Islamic doctrine has reached epidemic
proportions.  Contrary to the popular mythology advanced by many politicians,
there is no “hijacking” of a great religion by a small group of radicals taking
place across the globe.  As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogen said in
2007 while disparaging the Western-manufactured term “moderate Islam,” “These
descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion.
There is no moderate or immoderate Islam.  Islam is Islam and that’s
Reminiscent of Tony Blankley’s fictional account, flagrant increases have
occurred in the number of questionable Muslims holding positions of power in the
U.S. government as well as the number of alliances between American politicians
and Muslims with ties to terrorist entities and organizations endeavoring to
Islamicize the West.  This is particularly concerning in light of recent
Muslim-Brotherhood’s major participation in inspired uprisings in Egypt, Jordan,
Yemen, Tunisia and Sudan, plus the recent Hezb’allah coup in Lebanon.  Further,
a newly published report by the Center for Security Policy (CSP) in Washington
D.C. (“Shariah:  The Threat to America”) found that “nearly every major Muslim
organization in the United States is actually controlled by the MB or a
derivative organization.”
The CSP report further states that the Muslim Brotherhood is the most
important entity promoting Islamic supremacy, Shariah law and the caliphate.
Its mission in the West is sedition or dismantling the constitutional republic,
“not peaceful assimilation and co-existence with non-Muslim populations,” the
report said.
Yet instances of dangerous alliances abound.  In 2004, then-New Jersey
Senator Jon Corzine and Representative Bill Pascrell, both Democrats, spoke at
an annual meeting of the American Muslim Union (AMU).  Co-sponsors included
unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas terrorist financing trial, such as the
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR); the Islamic Center of Passaic
County (ICPC), whose co-founder and former imam, Mohammad El-Mezain, defended
Hamas and admitted raising funds for the terrorist group; and the Dar-ul-Islah
Islamic Center, co-founded by Waheed Khalid, who had defended the activities of
Hamas.  The link between AMU, these organizations and the elected
representatives extends beyond the 2004 meeting.  Several of AMU’s current and
former directors held leadership positions at the ICPC and AMU’s president,
Mohamed Younes, serves on the ICPC Board.  Younes has held fundraisers for
Representative Pascrell and personally contributed to his political campaigns.
At the 2007 annual AMU meeting, guest of honor Senator Robert Menendez
(D-NJ) was introduced by a leader from CAIR’s New Jersey chapter.  Menendez
praised AMU’s work and offered “the power of his office” as well as his “hand in
friendship” to the organization.  Representative Pascrell and Governor Corzine
were also in attendance as guests of honor.  At the same 2007 meeting, Rep.
Pascrell recounted with pride his recent trip to Ramallah to visit Yasser
Arafat, the father of modern terrorism, who endeavored to destroy the state of
In 2007, then-Virginia Governor Tim Kaine appointed Esam Omeish, former
Muslim American Society (MAS) president, to the Virginia Commission on
Immigration.  This appointment occurred even though in 2000, Omeish, who
acknowledged Muslim Brotherhood influence in the MAS, had been caught on tape by
terrorism expert Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project for Terrorism,
proclaiming his support for Hamas and Hezbollah and calling for jihad against
Israel.  The investigative project also revealed that Omeish had ties to the Dar
Al-Hijrah Mosque that harbored 9/11 terrorists.  When this information was made
public, Omeish was forced to resign from the post.
In 2010, when the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque held its annual fundraising dinner,
special guests listed on the program included Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA),
Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), Senator James Webb (D-VA) and Virginia Governor
Tim Kaine.  After receiving a briefing paper about the mosque’s ties to
terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, and its connection to several terrorist
acts from the Center for Security Policy, all but Congressman Connolly declined
the invitation to attend.  The Dar Al-Hijrah mosque had harbored at least three
of the 9/11 hijackers.  Its former imam, Anwar Al-Awlaki, is credited with being
the mentor for Major Nidel Hasan who murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood in Texas
in 2009, as well as the spiritual coach for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the
attempted Christmas Day bomber on Northwest Flight 253.
U.S. Representative Keith Hakim Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to
Congress, caused quite a stir in 2007 when he departed from congressional custom
and took his oath of office on the Koran instead of the Bible.  The use of the
Koran, a scripture that calls for worldwide Muslim conquest and proclaims the
inferiority of non-Muslims, caused Representative Virgil Goode (R-VA) to issue a
statement that the action represented a threat to “the values and beliefs
traditional to the United States of America….” Ellison  attended the Hajj in
Mecca, which according to his office was funded by the Muslim American Society
of Minnesota.  As part of the $13,350 trip, the Minnesota Congressman  listened
to a Saudi cleric call on participants to renounce capitalism in favor of
shariah law.  According to Islamic terrorism expert Steven Emerson, Ellison, who
regularly attends CAIR functions, has received contributions from donors with
Muslim Brotherhood connections, as well as a North Virginia think tank suspected
of being part of a terrorist financing network.  Recently, Ellison raised
objections when Peter King, the new chairman of the House Committee on Homeland
Security, stated he would hold investigations into the “radicalization” of
American Muslims.
Recently, the nomination by New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie
of AMU general counsel Sohail Mohammed for a Superior Court judgeship shed light
on the extent of Islamist ties in that state’s government and the special
interest pandering for political support and campaign contributions.
Previously, as the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Christie, along with other
prominent New Jersey officials, had thwarted U.S. government attempts to deport
Mohammed Qatanani, the imam at the largest mosque in New Jersey.  This was after
Qatanani had admitted a Hamas member and was charged with raising money for the
terrorist group.  Christie’s nominee, Sohail Mohammed, who has defended
suspected terrorist detainees, had been Qatanani’s attorney.  Christie went so
far as to attend a Ramadan dinner at the mosque where the terrorist financing
took place.  He has also been a vocal supporter of what has been referred to as
the “victory mosque” at Ground Zero.
Many other examples exist that illustrate the connection between Islam and
U.S. politicians, all of grave concern.  For example, Rep. Chris Van Hollen
(D-MD) — a past assistant to former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi,
Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and former State Senator Larry Shaw (D-NC) —
pledged support for CAIR.  According to David Gaubatz and Paul Sperrry, authors
of “Muslim Mafia,” internal notes from CAIR meetings referred to Van Hollen’s
promise to support CAIR’s agenda, including promoting Islamic curricula in
public schools.  Further, Gaubatz and Sperry contend that Congressman John
Conyers, whose district contains active Hamas, Hezb’allah and Muslim Brotherhood
operatives, worked with CAIR to stop FBI counterterrorism measures and pushed
the “End Racial Profiling Act” to ban all profiling of Muslims.  In 2009, CAIR
elected then-North Carolina State Senator Shaw as their Board Chairman.  A year
earlier, Shaw had accompanied CAIR officials on a trip to Saudi Arabia to meet
with King Abdullah.  At the meeting, the King praised Islam as the world’s
greatest religion and decried those with concerns about Islamic violence.
These examples of Islamist or Muslim Brotherhood influence and infiltration
in Washington are by no means exhaustive.  Unfortunately, they represent the tip
of the iceberg and are far from an innocuous-appearing brush of
multi-culturalism.  It is just a small leap from the current situation to the
scenario described by Tony Blankley in “The West’s Last Chance” wherein
political and financial support is traded for concessions to replace our
constitutional republic by a caliphate under shariah law.  As more and more
politicians and government officials are seduced by the influence peddling of
Muslims seeking to Islamicize the United States, shariah law could very well be
used as leverage for attaining political office and the caliphate could become a
tragic reality in America.

E-Verify Efforts In States Are Even More Critical As Pew Study Reveals 8 Million Illegal Aliens Still Hold U.S. Jobs

E-Verify Efforts In States Are Even More Critical As Pew
Study Reveals 8 Million Illegal Aliens Still Hold U.S. Jobs
Chris ChmielenskiAll federal and state enforcement efforts against illegal
immigration the last year failed to reduce the number of illegal aliens holding
U.S. jobs and keeping unemployed Americans from having them, according to a Pew Hispanic Center study released this week.
In the few states that have seriously implemented their own mandatory E-Verify laws, the number of illegal aliens has
declined. But the annual count of illegal aliens by Pew indicated that the
illegal foreign workers are mainly moving to lax-enforcement states and taking
jobs there. Thus, the number of jobs held nationally by illegal aliens remained
steady at 8 million.
The answer, of course, is to make E-Verify mandatory nationally (through
Congress) or greatly increase the number of states doing so. But time is running
out in several states as their short legislature session head to a close for the
Yesterday, a Kentucky House committee approved a mandatory E-Verify bill,
but there’s still a lot of work to be done in the Bluegrass State and many other states across the country.
Continue to check your Action Board for new and updated state level faxes and phone
notes and make sure you’ve faxed your Three Members of Congress, urging them to
pass a mandatory E-Verify bill this year.
Roy’s newest blog highlights his Politico op-ed that ran on
Thursday, which demonstrates how mandatory E-Verify for all employers would fit
in perfectly with the Obama Administration’s current “soft-enforcement” approach
and free up millions of jobs for unemployed Americans.
GUMBALLS APPROACHES 1 MILLION: In less than 4 months, Roy’s
updated Immigration Gumballs video is just 30,000 views short of reaching the 1
Million views benchmark on YouTube.
This important video tests the humanitarian reasons for current U.S.
immigration policy, and should be viewed by all Americans, especially those
concerned with helping the world’s impoverished nations.
Please help us reach this important milestone by sharing the video with your
friends and family and also clicking the “thumbs-up” button on YouTube to
promote the video.
Chris Chmielenski
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‘Barack Obama Was the Biggest Loser of 2010’

The World from Berlin

‘Barack Obama Was the Biggest Loser of 2010’

Obama leaves the White House on Wednesday, heading for his Christmas vacation on Hawaii.


Obama leaves the White House on Wednesday, heading for his Christmas vacation on Hawaii.

After months of stalling, the US Senate has finally approved the New START disarmament treaty with Russia. The ratification is a major triumph for US President Barack Obama, but German commentators warn that it may be the last such success for a long time.

US President Barack Obama came to power promising a new era of bipartisan cooperation. But there has been precious little of that since he took office. Indeed, Republican opposition to Obama’s initiatives has been markedly vociferous.

Now, in a rare victory for the president, the US Congress has ratified the New START disarmament treaty, with Republican support. On Wednesday, the Senate approved the treaty, which had been stalled for months, by 71 votes to 26. At least 13 Republicans voted with the Democrats after being won over by Obama. The ratification is an important foreign policy triumph for Obama, who suffered a crushing defeat in November’s midterm elections.

The treaty, which Obama signed with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April 2010, involves Russia and the US cutting their stock of nuclear warheads by 30 percent and will also introduce a new mutual inspection regime. “This is the most significant arms control agreement in nearly two decades,” Obama said. It replaces the START treaty, which was signed in 1991 and expired in December 2009.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Obama on the ratification. In a statement issued on Wednesday evening in Berlin, the chancellor said the treaty was an “important milestone in the development of a real partnership” with Russia. She also expressed her hope that further disarmament steps would follow the ratification of New START.

The two houses of the Russian parliament still need to ratify the treaty. The lower house, the Duma, might do so as early as Friday, the Duma’s speaker said Thursday.

On Thursday, German media commentators take a look at what the ratification means for Obama’s presidency.

SPIEGEL’s Washington correspondent Marc Hujer writes on SPIEGEL ONLINE:

“Barack Obama was the biggest loser of 2010. He allowed the angry Tea Party movement to grow powerful, he did not pass any decent laws despite his majority in Congress and he was aloof, elitist and indecisive. He had to accept a formidable, yet entirely understandable, defeat in the midterm elections as a result. No one expected much from Obama, at least not during the rest of this year.”

“Now, just days before Christmas, Congress has ratified the New START disarmament treaty with Russia. … Will Obama build on this victory? Is it Obama’s breakthrough as a president? Will it mark his comeback as a reformer? … Is a new era of cooperation beginning?”

“The opposite is much more probable, namely that the disarmament treaty will be Obama’s last significant achievement for a long time. In January, the new Congress will convene. The new representatives who won in the midterm elections will come to Washington, including those Tea Party activists who have little interest in making compromises with Obama. With them, Congress will move to the right …. Possibly the only reason why so many Republicans voted for Obama’s law was because they themselves fear the new era and see few chances of passing sensible, bipartisan laws in the new Congress.”

The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes:

“All previous treaties between Washington and Moscow regarding strategic nuclear weapons are associated with names of a Republican presidents, such as Nixon, Reagan, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Nevertheless, this time around, representatives of the Republican Party left no stone unturned in their bid to prevent the new disarmament treaty being passed by the Senate. Even though some of them may have had entirely legitimate concerns about the treaty on principle, or regarding its details, it was clear that the Republicans wanted to deprive Obama of one of his few demonstrable foreign policy successes. Half a dozen former Republican secretaries of state testified that the ratification of the New START treaty was in the national interest of the United States. But many senators were willing to put the supposed interests of the party over those of the country. How shameful!”

The center-left Süddeutsche Zeitung writes:

“The ratification of the New START treaty is extremely important. The treaty guarantees that the number of nuclear weapons continues to fall, by an equal number on both sides, so that a dangerous imbalance does not arise. … It also refutes the accusation that the nuclear powers always demand that non-nuclear states do without atomic weapons, without disarming themselves. Even with the treaty, the idea of a world free of nuclear weapons remains just a hope. But a small step is better than nothing.”

“Barack Obama, who negotiated the treaty with Moscow, is justified in celebrating a major personal victory. Despite his serious defeat in the midterm elections, the US president invested a lot of political capital in order to get the treaty through the Senate. US voters are unlikely to thank him for it — they have other worries. But they should, at least for one day, feel a little proud of their president.”

— David Gordon Smith

With border in chaos, J-Nap proclaims “environmental justice” a priority

With border in chaos, J-Nap proclaims “environmental justice” a priority

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 17, 2010 10:09 AM

Photoshop credit: Another Black Conservative
It is now day three of the hunt for one of the suspects in the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
The Arizona Republic reports:
As the manhunt for a fifth individual in the shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry stretched into its third day, local law enforcement continued to scour the rugged terrain in Santa Cruz County while federal officials provided few details on the crime or suspects in custody.
…Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said the FBI has custody of the suspects.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited border areas Thursday as part of a previously scheduled visit to the region.
Napolitano’s team referred requests for comment to the FBI.
Napolitano met with Estrada Thursday afternoon.
Before the meeting, Estrada said he planned to ask Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, to continue providing federal support for local law-enforcement agencies fighting illegal immigration.
Estrada said his message to Napolitano would be clear: “Obviously she’s concerned about what happened, and obviously she’s committed to make things safe for the people who work here along the border and the residents as well.”
That wasn’t obvious to several law enforcement officials in Arizona whom J-Nap refused to meet.
Nor is it obvious given the warped priorities she laid out a recent White House environmental justice conference. Yes, environmental justice.
Carter Wood at Shopfloor has the scoop. Be sure to click on the link for access to the full, nausea-inducing transcript:
This isn’t necessarily surprising rhetoric to have come the “environmental justice” crowd, but it’s alarming to hear at the White House. And it’s just weird to hear Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, describe her department’s focus on environmental justice and climate adaptation. (Audio, our transcript):
So as we look at climate change, the climate change that we are in, and think about the environmental phenomenon that is happening in the course of our own lives, we translate that into increased drought. We translate that into increased likelihood of wildfires, particularly catastrophic fires in the West, we translate that into more category four and five hurricanes, and that affects communities around the gulf but also up and down the Atlantic seaboard and the Pacific as well, and other natural occurrences that are affected by changes in climate.

Changes in climate really translate into huge environmental changes that have impacts on communities and also on national security, because they raise not only the issues of making sure that we are taking into account and caring for the most at-risk populations, but that we are also looking at and planning for the potentiality of mass migrations, demographic changes, patterns, concentrations of economic assets, population growth in different areas, deteriorating infrastructure. All of this gets knit together under this umbrella of climate change and environmental adaptation.

That’s an expansive, expensive agenda, isn’t it? We thought Congress formed the Department of Homeland Security to more effectively address imminent threats to the American people, priorities like fighting terrorism, controlling our borders, and handling security at our ports and airports. Turns out the Department is instead working on EVERYTHING!
And remember that this is all happening as Democrats try to push through a land grab that would undermine the already imperiled enforcement efforts at the border and an illegal alien student bailout that would encourage more illegal immigration.
Heckuva job, J-Nap. Heckuva job.

What illegal aliens are not

What illegal aliens are not



Those illegally in a country are not immigrants. Technically, there is no
such thing as an “illegal immigrant”. An immigrant is involved with an
established and orderly procedure of immigration (entering a country to which
one is not native in order to settle there by legal process).
They are not immigrants (the liberal media’s favorite), not undocumented
immigrants (the PC fan favorite), not undocumented
(Gloria Allred’s favorite), not undocumented
(Harry Reid’s favorite), not economic immigrants (Big Business
favorite), not immigrants without work papers, not people who are working (open
borders activist favorite), not migrant workers, not entrants, not day laborers,
not the “unbanked
(Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favorite), not irregular
(the U.N.’s favorite) and certainly not “new Americans” the latest term applied
by the persistent amnesty zealots.
The federal government has defined them as “illegal
” since the 1980’s and explicitly uses that term in its laws and

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Backdoor Amnesty: Deportations Dismissals Up 700 Percent

Backdoor Amnesty: Deportations Dismissals Up 700 Percent

October 18th, 2010

Judicial Watch

A month after the Department of  Homeland Security launched a covert program to dismiss pending  deportations there’s been an increase of more than 700 percent in the number of   cases that have been dropped by the government in one of the nation’s   busiest immigration court systems.

In August Homeland  Security  officials quietly began to systematically dismiss the pending  removal  of illegal immigrants, even when expulsion was virtually  guaranteed or  the aliens had a criminal record. The move, first reported  by Texas’s  largest newspaper, stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration  attorneys who said it was “absolutely fantastic” for their illegal alien clients.

Just one month later 217 cases were dismissed in Houston’s immigration court system, which is among the nation’s busiest.

Read more.

New UN Report Targets Arizona “Xenophobes and Racists”?

New UN Report Targets Arizona “Xenophobes and Racists”?

September 30th, 2010

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports

A report issued today by a United Nations agency appears to be a thinly veiled critique of Arizona’s immigration law, one that equates its supporters with “xenophobes and racists.” The Global Migration Group adopted its statement on the “Human Rights of Migrants in Irregular Situation” — that is, illegal aliens — earlier today in Geneva. It criticized unnamed nations for viewing illegal immigrants “through the lens of sovereignty, border security or law enforcement, sometimes driven by hostile domestic constituencies,” and demanded nations endow illegals  with “economic, social, and cultural rights,” including “reproductive healthcare.”

The report seems to be the fruition of Barack Obama’s decision to haul the state of Arizona before the UN Human Rights Council over its differences on domestic policy.

Read more.

Do Your Homework On Islam

Do Your Homework On Islam Posted September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT

By Ron McMullen

I AM APPALLED at the ignorance and naiveté of Westerners relating to Islam. Ideologically driven neophytes can be found mostly in academic, political, media and liturgical circles near the publicly-funded feeding trough where they enjoy a disproportionate vocal presence.

These vocal few provide Americans with inaccurate, incomplete or false information we use to come to the debate. Few venture beyond CNN, The Associated Press or Reuters to see what is really going on. State-sponsored media knows this and is successful at controlling the issue.

This was clear in the last presidential election. High profile individuals like George Bush and his successor, Barack Obama, extol the virtues, peaceful nature and wonderful contributions Islam has made to this country. I realize we need the oil and I know diplomatically they must say these things to appear friendly. There is only one problem: They are not truthful.

From elementary school, on through high school and college, students are fed a constant diet of sanitized, doctored and airbrushed nonsense. This could be no clearer than the presentations of the world’s great religions, Islam in particular. Seldom will a textbook mention the deterioration of human rights women’s rights, and the economic, educational and agricultural downturns as Islam works its way into the fabric of civil and governmental structure.

The majority of Muslims do not subscribe to the radical demands of the Taliban, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Fatah, Muslim Brotherhood, etc. But 88 million out of 1.3 billion do, as evidenced by terror in Somalia, India, New York, Pakistan, Egypt, Brazil, Turkey, Madrid, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Scotland, London, Indonesia, etc. It only takes a few to cause a mess.

I have put together a quiz, probably not one you would get in Comparative Religion or World History class:

What great religion originated the term “jihad,” which means a permanent holy war against non-Muslims?

What great religion since the mid-600s persecuted, executed, tortured, taxed, enslaved, beheaded and, more recently, bombed those who do not subscribe to their faith?

Under the banner of what great religion, are men and, mostly, women buried up to their waists in dirt and stoned to death?

What great religion permits and encourages the beating of a wife (with limits)?

What great religion permits public flogging for a woman who shows too much skin?

What great religion forces a divorce if one of the spouses defects from the faith?

What great and peaceful religion orders the killing of any individual who attempts to mock or draw a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed or question the veracity of the Koran?

What great religion promises 72 awaiting virgins in paradise for a young man to strap a bomb to himself and take as many innocent lives with him as he can?

What great religion allows the killing of a relative because they have dishonored the family by converting, leaving the faith or simply walking down the street with someone other than a designated family member?

What great religion permits fathers and grandfathers to have unfettered sexual access to their children and grandchildren based on a twisted interpretation of property rights?

What great religion still permits female genital mutilation?

What great religion teaches that deception is appropriate when it furthers their cause?

Under the banner of what great religion has Iran executed more people other than China, and executed more juveniles than any other country? (One-hundred-forty minors are on death row).

Under the cover of what great religion has Iran imprisoned more journalists than any other country?

Under the banner of what great religion is incitement to the genocide of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel standard fare?

Under what great religion is wearing a cross or Star of David rewarded with arrest or imprisonment?

Under what great religion does the U.S. hold the title, “The Great Satan”?

What great religion systematically defaces, destroys and builds over historical and archeological sites to remove any reminder of their existence (particularly Christian and Jewish sites)?

America, do your homework before we have a mosque on every street corner.

Ron McMullan lives in Grottoes.