Archive for March 11, 2017

AMAZING! Marine Le Pen Enjoys Spectacular Trump-Like Crowd in France (Video)

March 11, 2017

Source: AMAZING! Marine Le Pen Enjoys Spectacular Trump-Like Crowd in France (Video)

FREXIT Is Coming—
Marine Le Pen is enjoying spectacular and excited Trump-like crowds in France.

Here is Marine Le Pen at a recent rally.

Humor : I Think My Dog’s a Democrat

March 11, 2017

I Think My Dog’s a Democrat Bryan Lewis Official Video

Bryan Lewis

Federal Judge Blasts Unprofessional Behavior of Justice Department Lawyers

March 11, 2017

 

Federal Judge Blasts Unprofessional Behavior of Justice Department Lawyers, PJ MediaJ. Christian Adams, March 11, 2017

(Perhaps the new sheriff will arrange some remedial attitude adjustment sessions for holdovers who can’t be fired. — DM)

Here we go again.  Another federal judge has scalded the unprofessional conduct of Justice Department lawyers inside the Civil Rights Division.  The first time it was perjury. After that, it was unethical conduct in a trial against New Orleans police officers.  Now it’s unprofessional behavior and bigotry toward the South in a federal court trial challenging Texas legislative districts.

United States Fifth Circuit Court Judge Jerry Smith has scalded a DOJ lawyer for misbehavior in the courtroom.  While it wasn’t perjury this time, it was behavior Justice Department lawyers aren’t supposed to do.  It’s behavior Attorney General Jeff Sessions will notice and should address.  From the case:

And then there is the United States, appearing through attorneys from the Department of Justice. I have no criticism of their knowledge of the law, and their zeal is, to say the least, more than adequate. But they entered these proceedings with arrogance and condescension. One of the Department’s lawyers even exhibited her contempt for Texas and its representatives and her disdain for these proceedings by regularly rolling her eyes at State witnesses’ answers that she did not like, and she amused herself by chewing gum while court was in session.

It was obvious, from the start, that the DoJ attorneys viewed state officials and the legislative majority and their staffs as a bunch of backwoods hayseed bigots who bemoan the abolition of the poll tax and pine for the days of literacy tests and lynchings. And the DoJ lawyers saw themselves as an expeditionary landing party arriving here, just in time, to rescue the state from oppression, obviously presuming that plaintiffs’ counsel were not up to the task. The Department of Justice moreover views Texas redistricting litigation as the potential grand prize and lusts for the day when it can reimpose preclearance via Section 3(c).

This attitude is in keeping with what Hans von Spakovsky and I have reported here on the pages of PJ Media.  An ideological hiring campaign took place during the Obama years where Every Single One of the lawyers hired into the Civil Rights Division were committed leftists.  When the DOJ Inspector General recommended that hiring criteria be changed to eliminate this perceived bias, then Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez rejected the recommendation.   I also discuss this attitude of Justice Department lawyers in my book Injustice.

I’m told that these reports are popular reading inside the Civil Rights Division.  Thanks to everyone there for helping make Injustice a New York Times bestseller.  Again, Judge Smith:

The Department of Justice has overplayed its hand and, in the process, has lost credibility. The wound is self-inflicted. The grand theory on which its intervention was mainly based—that invidious racial motives infect and predominate in the drawing of the 2011 district lines—has crashed and burned.

For those of you following along, this is a federal judge indicting the perspective, tactics and gum chewing of Justice Department lawyers.  They are bigots toward the South.  Sure of their righteousness.  Zealous in their struggle against people with whom they disagree.  We’ve been reporting about this bias now for eight years.  Thankfully federal courts now see the same biases and corruption that has been reported here for years.  As we saw in November, the American public also understands this bunch and their utopian transformative agenda.

Voting Section staff even hung a sign inside the Justice Department offices saying “Mess With Texas,” mocking the famous slogan “Don’t Mess With Texas.”

Here’s my bet: Voting Section management hasn’t alerted political managers of this misconduct in court.  If they have, Section managers will downplay the behavior or defend it.  Or, Section managers will have done utterly nothing to reprimand the person involved. They will recommend absolutely nothing be done.  That’s why the misconduct occurred—because a culture of misconduct and ideological zeal took hold—from hiring decisions to litigation.  Whichever lawyer was responsible should be removed from all future litigation.

Not Satire | Will Hamas place benches to help female IDF soldiers?

March 11, 2017

Will Hamas place benches to help female IDF soldiers? Israel National News, Gil Ronen, March 11, 2017

IDF lowers standards after realizing women can’t keep up, provides benches to help climbing. Will Hamas do the same?

An IDF officers’ training base added benches to help female soldiers climb over walls during fitness exercises. The “unfair” fitness test was videotaped and shown on Channel 10 during the summer of 2016.

The Forum for IDF Strength explained, “The IDF discovered that women in combat units suffered many physiological injuries, failed the entrance tests and fitness routines, and fell behind during any strenuous physical activities.

“Therefore, we have adapted the training and courses, and lowered the bar to enable more women to participate.

“For example, during officer training, we reduced the entrance exam in navigation from 10-12 kilometers to six kilometers for women. Distance in a later exam was reduced from 18 kilometers to 10 kilometers for women. The way we measure effort in the course takes physical and navigational abilities into account, and adapts them according to gender.

“In this video, the women are running with one canteen and two magazines, and they climb over a wall using a bench. Men run with two canteens, five magazines, and must climb the wall without help. The maximum time given to men is seven minutes; the women have nine minutes.

“In the tests before they enter officer school, men’s and women’s abilities are measured differently. As a result, men who have higher abilities are not accepted to the course, and women take their places.”

Arutz Sheva asked the IDF if they have spoken to Hamas about adding benches near Gaza walls, to make it easier for women to climb over them during warfare and to prove their gender equality standards.

We will report on the IDF’s response when it arrives.

 

Fire Me: U.S. Attorney In Manhattan Refuses To Resign

March 11, 2017

Fire Me: U.S. Attorney In Manhattan Refuses To Resign, Jonathan Turley’s Blog, Jonathan Turley, March 11, 2017

(Update: According to the Washington Post, Mr. Bharara just claimed on Twitter that he has been fired. — DM)

The United States Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, appears to believe that he is working for a different branch of government.  After Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for the resignations of all U.S. Attorneys, a standard change of political appointees in a new Administration, Bharara announced that President Donald Trump would have to fire him.  Just as with the bizarre conduct of Sally Yates as Acting Attorney General, Bharara has shown a curious understanding of this position and his obligations as a federal officer.  President Trump should immediately accommodate him and Bharara will have to explain to future employers how he justifies such an unfounded stance.

New Administrations (particularly with a change of party) often demand such resignations — though many political appointees do not wait to be asked.  Of the 93 U.S. attorneys, 46 were appointed by President Obama.  There are career deputies who take over during the interim in these offices.

Bharara reportedly felt blindsided by the move and earlier spoke to Trump at Trump Tower.  He said that Trump directed Bharara to go out to the cameras and tell them, “I asked you to stay.”  Ok, even that is true, what professional standard is Bharara relying on for this obstructive position?  Bharara has no claim to this political position or right to demand to remain in the position.    Bharara indicated that Sen. Chuch Schumer wanted him to continue and the President agreed.  Again, that does not change the fact that he serves at the pleasure of the president.

The demand to be fired is astonishingly unprofessional and frankly juvenile for a high-ranking prosecutor.  Bharara has assembled an impressive record as U.S. Attorney and he is tarnishing both that record and his office with this position. He should be fired without delay and I would hope that this position would weigh heavily in any future consideration for public office or appointment.

Toronto imam says Muslims will eventually kill all Jews

March 11, 2017

Toronto imam says Muslims will eventually kill all Jews, Jihad Watch

(Will Canada deem the “kill the Jews”  imam to be Islamophobic? How about the Qu’ran and other holy texts? — DM) 

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s a hadith in a collection that Muslims consider authentic:

“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.” (Sahih Muslim 6985)

Muslims in Canada don’t have a different version of Islamic texts and teachings from the version Muslims have elsewhere. They have the same Qur’an, the same Sunnah. Why should anyone expect them not to teach the things these sources say?

 

“Toronto imam says Muslims will eventually kill all Jews,” by Jonathan D. Halevi, CIJ News, March 11, 2017:

Motion 103 “Systemic racism and religious discrimination”, which also known as the anti-Islamophobia motion, demands that “the government should recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear… condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it” and “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada.”

Petition e-411, which was unanimously endorsed by the Parliament, suggests that attributing terrorism to Islam is Islamophobia.

Initiated by Samer Majzoub, President of the Canadian Muslim Forum (المنتدى الاسلمي الكندي) and sponsored by Liberal MP Frank Baylis (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Quebec), Petition e-411 reads among other things the following:

Recently an infinitesimally small number of extremist individuals have conducted terrorist activities while claiming to speak for the religion of Islam. Their actions have been used as a pretext for a notable rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada; and these violent individuals do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam. In fact, they misrepresent the religion. We categorically reject all their activities. They in no way represent the religion, the beliefs and the desire of Muslims to co-exist in peace with all peoples of the world. We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to join us in recognizing that extremist individuals do not represent the religion of Islam, and in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.”

Sheikh Abdulqani Mursal, imam at Masjid Al Hikma mosque in Toronto (36 Colville Rd, North York – Lawrence and Keele), explains that the fate of the Jews is destined to be killed by the Muslims.

In a lecture at the at Masjid Al Hikma mosque, Mursal read the chapter “Turmoil And Portents Of The Last Hour” from Sahih Muslim (hadith collection, meaning narrations attributed to Mohammad), including the following narrations (01:07-07:24 – originally in Arabic, translated by http://www.hadithcollection.com):

Ibn ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me); kill him.

Ubaidullah has reported this hadith with this chain of transmitters (and the Words are): “There is a Jew behind me.”

Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You and the Jews would fight against one another until a stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.

Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: The Jews will fight against you and you will gain victory over them until the stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; kill him.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews….

Hawaii Hires Al Qaeda’s Best Lawyer to Lead Suit Against Trump

March 11, 2017

The lead attorney for the latest legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order implementing a 90-day suspension on visa issuance to U.S.-bound travelers from six countries where terrorism remains a heightened concern, also volunteered to serve as legal counsel for Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, Samir Hamdan on a pro-bono basis.

By – on March 11, 2017

Source: Hawaii Hires Al Qaeda’s Best Lawyer to Lead Suit Against Trump – Geller Report

“Neal Katyal sued the U.S. government in 2006 on behalf of Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguard, Samir Hamdan in the landmark legal case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. In his arguments however, Katyal made several questionable arguments, including equating the criminal justice rights of legal U.S. green card holders to captured foreign al Qaeda terrorists under the military commission system at the time.”

This exposes the sinister agenda of the Democrats and Never-Trumpers who wish to block the President from enacting immigration policies that would protect Americans from jihad terror. Does the pro-bono defender of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard care at all about protecting Americans from jihad terror?

“Hawaii Hires Al Qaeda’s Best Lawyer to Lead Suit Against Trump,” Washington Free Beacon, March 10, 2017 2:31 pm

The lead attorney for the latest legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order implementing a 90-day suspension on visa issuance to U.S.-bound travelers from six countries where terrorism remains a heightened concern, also volunteered to serve as legal counsel for Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, Samir Hamdan on a pro-bono basis.

On Tuesday, Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general of the United States during the Obama administration, filed suit on behalf of the state of Hawaii against the Trump administration, seeking to block the president’s latest executive order.

Katyal, whose name was once floated as a possible Obama Supreme Court nominee, but whose consideration was ultimately withdrawn due to perceived trouble that his nomination would encounter in the Senate, argues in Hawaii’s filing that this new executive order suffers from the same legal problems of the original order.

Neal Katyal sued the U.S. government in 2006 on behalf of Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguard, Samir Hamdan in the landmark legal case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. In his arguments however, Katyal made several questionable arguments, including equating the criminal justice rights of legal U.S. green card holders to captured foreign al Qaeda terrorists under the military commission system at the time….