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Terrorist-tied co-chairman of Women’s March relies on the stupidity of liberal American females to push Sharia

January 23, 2017

Terrorist-tied co-chairman of Women’s March relies on the stupidity of liberal American females to push Sharia, American ThinkerM. Catharine Evans, January 23, 2017

(Oh well. H/t Vermont Loon Watch

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— DM)

Linda Sarsour, the radical Muslim activist who helped organize the national Woman’s March this past Saturday, is a ‘nasty’ interloper hoping to spread the oppression of Sharia Law to American women. In her speech, she told the crowd, Muslims have been victimized and are suffering under American government oppression.

How mind-bendingly ludicrous. Logically, Sarsour should be there to criticize Islam which treats girls and women as non-human slaves with absolutely no rights. Instead, her speech was anti-American, anti-Trump and anti-Israel which I suspect was the whole agenda behind the well-organized, well-funded marches across the country.

Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York(AAANY), set up shop selling the myth of Islamophobia soon after 9/11. She is a hijab-wearing pro-Hamas Islamic supremacist with an in-your-face attitude. In 2004, she admitted in a Columbia University publication that her brother-in-law was serving a 12-year sentence in Israel after being accused of Hamas-related activities.  Sarsour also stated she herself had been questioned by authorities in the U.S. and that her Palestinian husband, who had been  here for seven years, faced deportation hearings. No wonder she was honored by the Obama White House as a “champion of change.”

In a 2008 interview with Tyra Banks about people’s reaction to traditional Muslim clothing, Sarsour responded:

 I’m so sick and tired of the ignorance in this country, the fear…If you’re afraid some Muslim guy’s going to bomb the plane, take the damn bus.(video)

Like her infidel sisters at the DC March, Sarsour likes using the ‘F’ word.  In her 2011 YouTube performance of the “Hijabi Monologues, ” Sarsour takes a page out of Al Sharpton’s playbook. She claims she suffered all kinds of anti-Muslim abuse growing up in Brooklyn. It makes her “angry and tired” when people ask her where she’s from.

“Do you not see me?… I’m tired…My name is Linda…F**k you, what the f**k is your problem asshole, where the f**k are you from?”

At 17, Sarsour wed in an arranged marriage but this kind of anti-feminist Muslim patriarchal oppression of women hearkening back to the 7th century doesn’t seem to present any problem for the marchers. Men marrying little girls, genital mutilation, stoning, and denial of human rights are simply ‘cultural differences.’ For the dimwitted Madonnas and Judds out there, Sarsour represents diversity, not subversive assimilation into a feminist movement for the express purpose of enslaving them under Sharia as well.

Sarsour’s ties to far-left groups and individuals, in addition to terrorist organizations, helps her attract all sorts of radicals to her cause. She hangs out with communist Harry Belafonte, referring to him as Mr. B, Black Lives Matter activists, Mustafa Abdullah, an organizer with the St. Louis chapter of the ACLU and others. Her connections enabled Sarsour to be effective in helping to halt NYPD’s surveillance of mosques. Her latest act, getting hundreds of thousands of stupid American females to show up with vagina hats to protest a new President who promises to crack down on Islamic radicals like herself. At the same time she was working the crowd, tying repressive hijabs on their heads.

It was quite a victory for the America-hating Sarsour.

Nigel Farage speech at Donald Trump party

January 21, 2017

Nigel Farage speech at Donald Trump partyRobinHoodUKIP via YouTube, January 20, 2017

(I hope the powers-that-be in Mainland China were watching. Trump’s honored guests were mentioned; those from Taiwan were mentioned twice. — DM)

 

Trump vows to “eradicate completely” “radical Islamic terrorism”

January 20, 2017

Trump vows to “eradicate completely” “radical Islamic terrorism”, Jihad Watch

“We will … unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.”

Strictly speaking, it isn’t possible within four years, or eight, to eradicate “radical Islamic terrorism” (which is actually orthodox and mainstream in Islam) or as long as there are people who believe the Qur’an is the perfect and eternal word of Allah. However, Trump’s declaration, while hyperbolic, was a welcome indication of his apparent determination to speak honestly about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, and to combat it and roll it back.

 

“Donald Trump inauguration: President vows to ‘eradicate radical Islamic terrorism’ in first address to nation,” by Feliks Garcia, Independent, January 20, 2017:

President Donald Trump echoed his hard-line stance against “radical Islamic terrorism” in his first address as the 45th president of the United States.

“We will … unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth,” he said during the Inaugural Address….

Protests turn violent in Washington

January 20, 2017

Protests turn violent in Washington, Washington Times,

Police and protesters clashed in the nation’s capital Friday afternoon just before the inaugural parade got underway, with demonstrators throwing rocks and lighting small fires in downtown Washington, D.C.

The skirmishes occurred outside the parade’s security perimeter but prompted a response by hundreds of officers outfitted in riot gear, who deployed pepper spray and fired off crowd control munitions in an effort to disperse the groups.

The standoff was at least the second major confrontation on Inauguration Day — law enforcement arrested at least 90 people Friday morning after masked protesters smashed storefront windows and bank ATMs and overturned trashcans.

Interim D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham said out of the thousands of peaceful protesters who were demonstrating in the city on Friday that violent agitators amounted to “maybe a couple hundred.”

The afternoon’s confrontations were centered around 13th and K streets Northwest. A few protesters tossed rocks at police officers, meanwhile a group gathered around a set of trashcans and refuse that had been dragged into the middle of the street and set on fire.

Police made mass arrests Friday morning after protests turned violent ahead of the inauguration ceremonies.

Dozens of protesters were chased and surrounded by law enforcement officers carrying riot shields and wielding pepper spray after Metropolitan Police Department officials said they engaged “in a concerted effort engaged in acts of vandalism and several instances of destruction of property.”

Just as Donald Trump was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, police began to take individuals into custody one by one, securing their wrists with plastic flexcuffs and loading them into police vans.

As of 2 p.m., at least 90 people were arrested, Chief Newsham said.

“We have number of locations where these folks felt the need to destroy property in our city,” Chief Newsham said, providing an update on police activities through a video posted on the police department’s Twitter feed. “It’s disappointing to us this had to happen.”

Vandalism was reported between 10:30 and 11 a.m. along 12th and 13th streets north of the inauguration security pens. Officers pursued a group of black bloc-styled demonstrators who could be seen smashing windows of a Starbucks, several banks, and even the windows of a black limousine.

“The group damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses, and ignited smaller isolated fires while armed with crowbars, hammers, and asps,” read a statement issued by the MPD. “Preliminary information indicates the group collectively engaged in these criminal acts.”

Police corralled a group of protesters at 12th and L streets Northwest, where onlookers chanted “Let them go” and watched as members of the group were individually arrested.

Police said those individuals who had been arrested were being charged with rioting.

MPD officials said several police vehicles were damaged during the incident and two uniformed officers sustained minor injuries during “from coordinated attacks by members of the group that were attempting to avoid arrest.”

Just after 1 p.m, another large group of protesters descended on the 12th and L location and a separate group of demonstrators shut down traffic on Interstate 695 at the 6th Street exit in Southeast and began marching west toward downtown.

During Mr. Trump’s swearing in, A group of a half-dozen protesters in a guest section of the Capitol grounds began chanting the Preamble to the Constitution just as Donald Trump was taking the presidential oath of office Friday morning.

As Chief Justice John Roberts began to administer the oath to Mr. Trump, the protesters, clad in identical blue athletic jerseys emblazoned with a large red “R” on the front, stood on their white folding chairs and began shouting in unison, “We the People of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union…”

The new president seemed either not to notice or not to hear the demonstration, which took place just 100 yards from the podium and went on for much of the oath. The protesters managed to get into one of the most exclusive sections of the event, reserved in part for the press and special congressional guests.

People around the protesters made no move to stop the demonstration, and it took about 15 seconds for the police to reach the demonstrators and escort them down the aisle and out of the section. Several were still chanting as they left, holding a fist in the air.

As they were being evicted, one member of the crowd drew laughs by re-working a favorite crowd chant during Mr. Trump’s successful campaign against Hillary Clinton, calling out, “Lock ‘em up!

Earlier in the morning, protesters descended on Washington, intent on forming blockades to prevent access to Inauguration Day security checkpoints.

Carrying a banner that read “the future is feminist,” protesters could be seen locking arms to form a human barrier at one checkpoint while Black Lives Matter activists chained themselves together outside another at John Marshall Park.

At various points throughout the morning, checkpoints at 4th and F Streets, 10th and E streets, and 13th and F streets were reported closed and law enforcement officials were directing spectators who hoped to gain access to the National Mall to other nearby entry points.

But by 10:45 a.m. Friday, a spokeswoman from the inauguration’s joint information center said all checkpoints were open.

At a checkpoint at 10th and E streets NW, police escorted a line of spectators around a crown of demonstrators and drew a chorus of boos when an officer pushed a protester out of the way.

At a security checkpoint at John Marshall Park, a line of young black women chained themselves together in front of the entrance. Other protesters linked arms and blocked the entrance and chanted “go home!” at people attempting to enter.

“We’re not blocking people’s freedom. We have freedom to do this. There are other checkpoints,” said Michaela Brown, 24, a Black Lives Matter leader from Baltimore who was leading the demonstration.

But some spectators reported problems getting through security as a result of the demonstrators. Hope Kolb traveled from North Carolina with her grandchildren to see her first presidential inauguration, but said she was turned away by demonstrators at an entrance to the National Mall.

“If we did this at Obama’s inauguration, they would have called up the worst racists in the world,” she said.

In Inaugural Benediction, Rabbi Marvin Hier Cites Psalm Remembering Zion and Jerusalem

January 20, 2017

In Inaugural Benediction, Rabbi Marvin Hier Cites Psalm Remembering Zion and Jerusalem, AlgemeinerRachel Frommer, January 20, 2017

orthodoxRabbi Marvin Hier delivers his inaugural benediction at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Photo: Screenshot.

The first orthodox Rabbi to give benediction at a US presidential inauguration cited a psalm highlighting Jerusalem at Friday’s ceremony.

Rabbi Marvin Hier —  the 77-year-old founder and dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center — said in his prayer for President Donald Trump: “Bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs, ‘By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remember Zion…If I forget you O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill’ (Psalm 137).”

Hier was the first religious leader to recite an invocation following Trump’s swearing-in and inaugural address. He prayed that the “Eternal God bless President Donald J. Trump and America, our great nation,” and “guide us to remember the words of the Psalmist, ‘Who may dwell on Your holy mountain? One who does what is right and speaks the truth’ (Psalm 15).”

The rabbi also reminded the crowd, “The freedoms we enjoy are not granted in perpetuity, but must be reclaimed in each generation. As our ancestors have planted for us so we must plant for others.”

As Hier took the podium — one of 6 religious figures to recite a blessing Friday — one could hear cheers and chants in support of the rabbi.

Hier’s acceptance of the inaugural invitation caused a stir in some segments of the Jewish community, but he told The Algemeiner last week that, while he did not see eye-to-eye with Trump on all issues, he’s “rooting for the success” of the new president.

“Instead of more divisiveness, let’s hope for the best from him,” Hier said. “[Let’s show] respect for the institution of the American presidency and the peaceful transition of power that comes once every four years.”

Hier also commended Trump for his “strong commitment to Israel.”

While Hier is the first orthodox Rabbi to say a prayer at an inauguration, eight conservative and reform Jewish leaders have been invited in the past to presidential swearing-in ceremonies, including that of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan.

Donald Trump and the New American Patriotism

January 20, 2017

Donald Trump and the New American Patriotism, Washington Free Beacon, January 20, 2017

trumpinagspeechPresident Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump delivered his combative speech in the midst of the very establishment he is attempting to overthrow. Surrounded by Bushes, Clintons, Obamas, Bidens, and Ryans, Trump aligned himself with the crowd against the celebrities and VIPs on the dais. Mass rallies, social media, and sheer force of personality are his weapons as he attempts to defenestrate the ruling class in Washington and bring a new spirit of patriotism to America. He draws strength from his gut connection with Jacksonian America—a connection deepened and enriched by one of the most combative, polarizing, bold, evocative, and indeed revolutionary inaugural addresses in American history.

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Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a stirring call for national unity and a declaration of war against the establishment in Washington, D.C. The speech was vintage Trump: politically incorrect, critical of both parties, amped up, biting, strongly delivered, and wildly ambitious. Anyone who believed Trump would change his beliefs or style when he assumed the office of the presidency was proven wrong. He’s not going to change. And he’s not going to let up.

Trump espoused his worldview in remarkably few words. He is a vituperative critic of the post-Cold War international system. Where the architects of that system see it as a bulwark of stability and global prosperity, Trump sees it as diminishing the United States in favor of foreign countries and an international class of wealthy political and financial elites. Washington has been serving its own interests, he said, and not the people’s. That ends now. His America will turn inward, focusing on domestic stability, education, infrastructure, and jobs. The one exception will be the fight against Islamic terrorism, where Trump is prepared to join with autocracies in pursuit of common goals.

Trump forcefully rejected identity politics. Racial and ethnic identities, he said, are less important than our status as American citizens. “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” There are no hyphenated Americans in this worldview, only Americans and outsiders. And Americans are to be privileged over outsiders. It’s been said that American presidents are replaced by their opposites. What a contrast to Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, where he called for a “world without walls.”

This was not a programmatic speech. There will be more policy specifics when Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on his budget proposal. Instead the inaugural address was Trump distilled: nationalist, populist, and ready to fight.

He better be. Trump delivered his combative speech in the midst of the very establishment he is attempting to overthrow. Surrounded by Bushes, Clintons, Obamas, Bidens, and Ryans, Trump aligned himself with the crowd against the celebrities and VIPs on the dais. Mass rallies, social media, and sheer force of personality are his weapons as he attempts to defenestrate the ruling class in Washington and bring a new spirit of patriotism to America. He draws strength from his gut connection with Jacksonian America—a connection deepened and enriched by one of the most combative, polarizing, bold, evocative, and indeed revolutionary inaugural addresses in American history.

If You Thought I Was Kidding, Think Again!

January 20, 2017

If You Thought I Was Kidding, Think Again!, Power Line,  John Hinderaker, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump’s inaugural address was historic. Not because it was good, although it was very good indeed. But because it didn’t give an inch. Trump’s message to the world was: if you thought I wasn’t serious; if you thought I might go native; if you thought the weight of responsibility might force me to accept the conventional wisdom; forget it. I meant every word I’ve been saying for the last two years.

There were very few fancy turns of phrase, and those felt slightly false. For the most part, Trump’s sentences were like sledgehammers. He appealed strongly for unity among the American people, but he didn’t back off from his critique of the Washington establishment, most of which was assembled before him. Washington has enriched itself at the expense of the American people, Trump said, but that will end.

At some points, the speech was bracing. He pledged that the “civilized world” would wipe radical Islamic terrorism off the face of the Earth. That is something that most politicians wouldn’t say–not “radical Islamic terrorism” as much as his reference to the civilized world.

Some will say that Trump’s pledges to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. and to reform our lavishly funded, but failing, public schools have no more prospect of success than Obama’s promise to stop the seas from rising. Time will tell. But after today, no one can doubt that Trump intends to put American interests first and to give priority to the “forgotten Americans” who more than anyone else fueled his campaign.

ONE MORE THING: CNN’s breaking news: President Trump is already signing executive orders. Good.

Actress: Wear hijab to inauguration to “stand in solidarity with our about-to-be-disenfranchised Muslim sisters”

January 19, 2017

Actress: Wear hijab to inauguration to “stand in solidarity with our about-to-be-disenfranchised Muslim sisters”, Jihad Watch

(Don’t all good little feminists wear them? — DM)

More hysteria. Who is about to disenfranchise Muslim women? In any case, Kathy Najimy has now ably signaled her virtue, and can now sit back and enjoy the rounds of applause she will receive from the enlightened and intelligent, but where is her concern for Aqsa Parvez, whose Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it? Or Aqsa and Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab? Or the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab; or Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain; or Amira Osman Hamid, who faced whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Egyptian girl, also named Amira, who committed suicide after being brutalized for her family for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia who were told that they had to wear the hijab or be fired; or the women in Chechnya whom police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab; or the women also in Chechnya who were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab; or the elementary school teachers in Tunisia who were threatened with death for not wearing hijab; or the Syrian schoolgirls who were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab; or the women in Gaza whom Hamas has forced to wear hijab; or the women in Iran who protested against the regime by daring to take off their legally-required hijab; or the women in London whom Muslim thugs threatened to murder if they didn’t wear hijab; or the anonymous young Muslim woman who doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents, or all the other women and girls who have been killed or threatened, or who live in fear for daring not to wear the hijab?

Who is standing in solidarity with them? Those who taunt or brutalize hijab-wearing women are louts and creeps, and should be prosecuted if they commit any acts of violence. At the same time, the women who don’t wear hijab in Muslim countries are far more likely to be victims of violence than hijabis in the West. Who speaks for them?

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“We should wear hijabs for Donald Trump’s inauguration in support of ‘Muslim sisters’, says US actress,” by May Bulman, Independent, January 19, 2017:

An American actress is encouraging women to wear head scarves on Donald Trump’s inauguration day in a show of solidarity with Muslim women who wear the hijab.

Kathy Najimy, best known for starring in Sister Act and Disney’s Hocus Pocus, recommended women attending an anti-inauguration march in Washington on Friday wear a scarf around their heads, “hijab style”, as a way of standing with their “about-to-be-disenfranchised Muslim Sisters”.

In a statement posted on Facebook, 59-year-old Ms Najimy wrote: “We wanted to create an action, visible and easy, to proclaim our commitment to freedom of religion and to the constitution — religion or no religion.

“We intend to show that we stand in solidarity with our about-to-be-disenfranchised Muslim sisters.”

The actress insisted that such an act would not mean endorsing any religious doctrine, but “standing for freedom”, adding: “We support every woman’s right to worship as they wish and live in security and peace.

“We are by no means endorsing or aligning with any religious doctrine, but simply standing for freedom.”

Ms Najimy is leading a campaign group called Sisterhood of the Travelling Scarves in the nationwide call ahead of a women’s march on Friday, which is expected to see more than 100,000 people in Washington to protest against Mr Trump’s presidency, viewing it specifically as a “feminist issue”….

MAJOR MOMENT: Donald Trump & Family Exit Official White House Plane, Arrive in D.C. for Inauguration

January 19, 2017

MAJOR MOMENT: Donald Trump & Family Exit Official White House Plane, Arrive in D.C. for Inauguration, Fox News via YouTube, January 19, 2017

(President Elect Trump returns the salute the way the Commander in Chief should. Remember Obama? — DM)

 

Trump’s inaugural speech and the empty chair Democrats

January 19, 2017

Trump’s inaugural speech and the empty chair Democrats, American ThinkerJim Yardley, January 19, 2017

Now that Inauguration Day is upon us, what should President-elect Donald Trump do or say in response to the nonsense exhibited by Congressman John Lewis and a third or more of the House Democrats?

It would be beneath our new president to make acerbic comments about the absence of so many Democrats during the inaugural ceremonies.  Absenting themselves can only be seen with the same eyes, and the same attitude, mature adults would have in watching immature children running around with their hands over their ears while screaming “La..La..La..La..La!  I can’t hear you!”

I would not, however, try to pretend that there was nothing unusual going on.  I would go to the Senator Blunt, master of ceremonies for the inauguration and insist that the sixty or so seats that were reserved for Democratic Party members not be used for anyone else.  I would ask that the master of ceremonies move every single one of those seats together.  And leave them together. And leave them empty.  I would want them not only isolated but be able to be clearly seen and photographed, videographed and televised as a gaping hole in the audience.

If I were the new president, I would address portions of my speech directly at those empty seats.  I would tell the remaining audience members something similar to “I’m sorry that those sixty odd people are not present to hear what I’m about to say.”  Then address the absent members of Congress explaining what his goals for the nation and his plans for his administration are over the next four years.

Addressing empty chairs is not a particularly new idea.  Anyone who has paid attention to politics over the past eight years I’m sure remembers the address by Clint Eastwood to an empty chair during the 2012 Republican convention.

The fact that President Trump would address empty chairs would plainly emphasize which of the two political parties we suffer through every day is the current source of discord and demonstrates an unwillingness to even listen to anyone else’s ideas.

It’s the kind of thing that will make ordinary citizens begin to wonder which group can be classed as mature and which must be classed as childish.