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Two supporters of the anti-American flag resolution at the University of California-Irvine said their illegal immigrant constituents demanded Old Glory be removed from the common area.
Illegal immigrants can attend California state schools on the taxpayer’s dime.
Here‘s the student newspaper of the University of California-Irvine.
Khaalidah Sidney, humanities representative and co-author of the legislation, said that the flag served as a reminder for her DREAMer friends of their constant battle of obtaining citizenship.
Representative Naty Rico, at-large representative and a member of the international students committee, said that the issue was a concern for her constituents as well.
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It took awhile, but it appears people are coming around to the fact that even though Hillary Clinton is trying to position herself as a defender of women’s rights, she really is no champion.
Two weeks ago, Hillary revealed that her presumed 2016 presidential campaign would be based on the fact that she is a woman. Almost no one seemed to notice.
Now, after three weeks of bad headlines involving donations from foreign governments with abysmal human rights records, gender pay gaps and an e-mail scandal, some in the media appear to be second-guessing her woman card credentials.
Amy Chozick of the New York Times published an article that appeared online Sunday titled “Hillary Clinton faces test of record as women’s advocate.” Her point is that as Clinton tries to “reintroduce” herself to voters as a champion of women’s rights, her namesake foundation takes money from foreign governments that deny women basic human rights.
Saudi Arabia, for example, has given the Clinton Foundation $10 million since 2001. In 2011, the State Department — still under Hillary —denounced Saudi Arabia for its “lack of equal rights for women and children.” As Chozick noted, common abuses against women in Saudi Arabia include “violence against women, human trafficking and gender discrimination.”
I know the Left will say all those things are problems in America as well, but not in the same way. The government and culture do not institutionalize such discrimination here in America the way Saudi Arabia does.
On the same day Chozick published her article, the GOP posted a research documenthighlighting other abuses from the countries that have given the Clinton Foundation money. Linking to various human rights reports dealing with Qatar, the document points out that the nation, which also gave the Clinton Foundation money, does not give women equal allowances for transportation, housing and subsistence.
Kuwait, another country that donated to the Clinton Foundation, does not give all women equal rights to property under the law and follows the oppressive Sharia Law when it comes to women’s rights. Oman, which also donated, has different standards for men and women when it comes to housing loans, which leads to fewer approvals for women. Similarly, Algeria discriminates against women in inheritance claims.
When asked how a President Hillary Clinton would be able to take a 3 a.m. phone call (a campaign point she made against President Obama’s inexperience in 2008) from one of these countries that gave her foundation millions, her spokesman only said “all set here.”
Seth Mandel, writing for Commentary Magazine, used Chozick’s article as a jumping off point forhis own, titled “Hillary’s undeserved reputation as a champion of women is imploding.” In it, Mandel argues that Hillary was expecting “unadulterated adulation” as a women’s advocate, but finds herself buried in women’s issue scandals.
But the donation scandal noted by Chozick and Mandel is only the latest in a long history of Hillary’s failure to stand up for women. As I wrote two weeks ago, her success is linked to her husband Bill’s political ascension and expansive political machine. One can’t say for sure, but it is highly likely there would not have been a Senator or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had she not been married to Bill Clinton throughout his political career.
Then there’s also the issue of how Hillary treated women in the 90s who accused her husband of lewd acts. She reportedly called Monica Lewinsky a “narcissistic loony toon.” She called Gennifer Flowers “trailer trash.” Other women, including Juanita Broaddrick and Connic Hamzy, accused Hillary of waging a campaign to discredit them. Kathleen Willey said she felt Hillary threatened her at a campaign event. She even reportedly tried to push the idea that George H.W. Bush was not faithful to his wife in order to take the heat off of Bill during his first presidential race in 1992.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, we can’t forget that the median salary for women in Hillary’s senate office was 72 cents to the dollar of men’s. And women at the Clinton Foundation, on average, earned 63 cents to the dollar that men earned in 2013 and held fewer leadership positions. A spokesman for the foundation assured the Washington Examiner those numbers would be different in 2014 data.
Hillary’s actions speak louder than her words. She can claim to be an advocate for women and girls around the world, but voters can see what she’s actually done: take money from governments that mistreat women, pay women less in her own office (according to the same metrics she uses to admonish the national wage gap) and call women who get in her way names and work to paint them as less than credible.
All the words in the world can’t undo those actions.
Yesterday we introduced you to the honorable Justin Harris, a proud Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, who kinda-sorta hid from the public the fact that he’d adopted two little girls out of foster care, tired of them after a year in his home, and given them to another family to raise. The other family wasn’t so great, seeing as how the new adoptive father, Eric Francis, raped the older of the girls, all of six years old. Francis had also briefly taught at the Christian daycare owned by Harris and his wife, “Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool,” and when the news of the sexual assault broke last year, that was the only connection Harris admitted publicly; the Arkansas Times broke the full story this week. It’s a horrible story, and the more we find out about Rep. Harris, the more charming he seems.
For instance, Justin Harris is a small-government conservative who likes to say that government spending never created a single job — and whose daycare business depends almost exclusively on taxpayer-subsidized tuition, as an Arkansas Times column noted in 2011:
Harris’ business operates on almost $900,000 a year and serves about 150 kids. Of that, all but about 6 percent comes in the form of state and federal dollars in a program aimed at developmentally disabled and poor children. The money provides Harris and his wife almost $60,000 a year in salary and benefits. It also covers the mortgage on his privately owned building and rent payments to the Harrises. So the government spending hawk lives on government spending, a double dip of payroll, perks and rent payments.
In addition, while Harris was pushing a bill to deny state services and in-state tuition to any Arkansas residents who couldn’t prove they were U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool was happy to take government subsidies for “perhaps a dozen undocumented students among his 150 pre-schoolers” — not that undocumented kids shouldn’t get daycare, but it’s rather rich that Harris was seeking to deny benefits to some undocumented people while collecting taxpayer money for others. As columnist Max Brantley put it:
An anti-tax, anti-government-spending, anti-illegal-alien legislator is living off a government program that includes payments for kids who haven’t produced proof of citizenship.
Oh, but that’s not all.
God’s Little Acre Growing God’s Kingdom also came under fire in 2011-2012 when Americans United for the Separation of Church and State lodged a complaint against the state’s “Arkansas Better Choice” (ABC) program for granting funds to the Harrises, even though Growing God’s Kingdom explicitly advertised that it provided religious instruction, and would even turn out little evangelists. The preschool’s handbook promised parents that teachers and staff would:
“strive too [sic] ensure that your child feels the love of Jesus Christ while preparing them for Kindergarten.” The preschoolers, it continues, will be taught “the word of God” so that they can “spread the word of God to others.”
Harris insisted that it wasn’t no thing, since parents had the option of letting their kids sit out during daily prayers and Bible readings, but the ABC program later revised its guidelines to specify that no state funds could be spent on religious instruction during the school day. So Harris once again took a strict course of sorta-compliance, saying he would shift the prayers and religious instruction to after-school hours only. And of course, he complained that his state-subsidized clients were being discriminated against, because while he can’t stand Takers, he sure loves parents and little children:
Read more at http://wonkette.com/578427/lets-meet-justin-harris-the-arkansas-houses-godly-child-abandoner#bK52fw3JB8jTbHYB.99
“International Women’s Day” (IWD) is a Communist holiday. Despite my extensive knowledge of communist history, I didn’t know this until I saw a post on the Tumblr blog of Mehreen Kasana, a Pakistani-born radical feminist who lives in New York:
This time when you celebrate International Women’s Day, make it a point to remember that it started off as International Working Women’s Day until the bourgeoisie hijacked it and removed its class component to present a false and unified ‘sisterhood’ so that women were discouraged from participating in the struggle against upper class hegemony.
Thank you for the tip, Ms. Kasana! It’s amazing the things the bourgeoisie can learn by reading feminist Tumblr blogs. So I checked Wikipedia, and sure enough, it’s true: The first International Women’s Day was organized in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, and this anti-capitalist holiday played a pivotal role in history:
In 1917 demonstrations marking International Women’s Day in Saint Petersburg on the last Sunday in February (which fell on March 8 on the Gregorian calendar) initiated the February Revolution. Women in Saint Petersburg went on strike that day for “Bread and Peace” — demanding the end of World War I, an end to Russian food shortages, and the end of czarism. [Bolshevik revolutionary] Leon Trotsky wrote, “23 February (8th March) was International Woman’s Day and meetings and actions were foreseen. But we did not imagine that this ‘Women’s Day’ would inaugurate the revolution. Revolutionary actions were foreseen but without date. But in morning, despite the orders to the contrary, textile workers left their work in several factories and sent delegates to ask for support of the strike … which led to mass strike … all went out into the streets.”
Following the October Revolution, the Bolshevik Alexandra Kollontai and Vladimir Lenin made it an official holiday in the Soviet Union … On May 8th, 1965 by the decree of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet International Women’s Day was declared a non-working day in the USSR “in commemoration of the outstanding merits of Soviet women in communistic construction, in the defense of their Fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, in their heroism and selflessness at the front and in the rear, and also marking the great contribution of women to strengthening friendship between peoples, and the struggle for peace. But still, women’s day must be celebrated as are other holidays.”
From its official adoption in Russia following the Soviet Revolution in 1917 the holiday was predominantly celebrated in communist and socialist countries.
America won the Cold War, but the deadly totalitarian ideology of the Soviet Union — the “Evil Empire” as Ronald Reagan famously called it — has been resurrected in the name of feminism.
Laurie Penny’s book quoted Alexandra Kollontai, the Bolshevik commissar who helped make IWD a holiday in the Soviet Union! Let’s quote the commissar, eh?
“The communist economy does away with the family. In the period of the dictatorship of the proletariat . . . the family loses its significance as an economic unit. The external economic functions of the family disappear . . .
“Once the family has been stripped of its economic functions and its responsibilities towards the younger generation and is no longer central to the existence of the woman, it has ceased to be a family.”
— Alexandra Kollontai, 1921
This, my friends, is the ideology celebrated on the communist holiday International Women’s Day. The more you know about feminism, the more you recognize its familiar totalitarian agenda.
With mental disorders skyrocketing among American females, it’s inevitable that men will have to deal with girls who are not playing with a full deck. Just under a quarter of women suffer from mental illness, with rates as high as 50 percent among girls aged 18 to 25, and girls overall are 40 percent more likely to develop mental disorders. Despite this, all too many guys are willing to play Captain Save-a-Ho to these damaged goods.
Just say no.
Girls with mental disorders, no matter how minor, are defective creatures. While they might be good in the sack, their craziness will render any attempt to form a lasting relationship with them futile. Here is why you should shun girls who have any form of mental illness.
6 Mar 2015
Jezebel contributor Laura Sook Duncombe has discovered a “Cinderella story of unusual satisfaction” in a sixteenth-century female Muslim piracy organizer. Writing for the feminist blog Jezebel, Duncombe’s Orientalist fantasy “of an independent and beautiful woman” in Morocco who terrorized non-Muslims shows how deluded and self-hating Western political correctness has become.
Duncombe recounts the life of the “last Islamic queen,” a woman only known to history by her title Sayyida al-Hurra. As the Moroccan historian Fatema Mernissi explains in her book The Forgotten Queens of Islam, al-hurra means “free woman” in Arabic whilesayyid/sayyida mean “master, lord”– or, in modern usage, Mr./Mrs. Al-Hurra was born in Granada in 1485 but had to flee with her family to Morocco in 1492 when Christian forces completed their Reconquista of the Iberian peninsula and overthrow Muslim rule established by invaders centuries earlier.
Duncombe notes that Al-Hurra married “Abu al-Hasan al-Mandri, a man many years her senior to whom she’d been promised to as a child” and ruler of the town of Tetouán. As others have elaborated, al-Hurra was 16 and al-Mandri 30 years older when they entered a marriage that at least does not shock modern sensibilities like the child marriages existing throughout Islamic history. Unmentioned in Duncombe’s tale of al-Hurra’s “life full of adventure and romance,” al-Mandri could have theoretically consummated his marriage when al-Hurra was nine. Islam’s Muhammad, whose biography has a canonical status,consummated in his mid-50s a marriage with a nine-year-old, Aisha. Al-Hurra is also cryptically referred to as al-Mandri’s “chief wife,” raising the possibility that she was not his only companion under Islamic laws of polygamy and concubines.
Upon al-Mandri’s death in 1515, Mernissi describes prosaically, al-Hurra became “Hakima Tatwan (governor of Tetouán). Tetouán “accepted her as governor without demur,” Mernissi explains, because al-Hurra’s “husband decidedly older than herself… lost his sight at the end of his life.” This led to the “precocious involvement of his wife in political affairs” and the “community grew accustomed to seeing her exercise authority.” (In an alternative theory left open by scant historical records, al-Hurra married not al-Mandri senior, but his son al-Mandri II, who recognized his wife’s abilities and left her in charge during his travels.)
In subsequent years, al-Hurra developed Tetouán into a leading Muslim pirate base, continuing in a centuries-old tradition that had long scourged the Mediterranean’s non-Muslim communities. Al-Hurra’s depredations appear as righteous revenge for expulsion from Granada during a woman’s “transformation from refugee to Queen” in Duncombe’s overactive imagination. “I can picture her as a tiny child, face streaked with tears, watching the lights of her home fade away from the deck of a ship, promising to herself to make those who had taken her life from her pay.” Al-Hurra and other Andalusian exiles “could never shake off the feelings of shame and fear” for losing “their Granadan homeland” and therefore a “desire for revenge” led to a “holy war against the Catholics.”
Yet historical facts belie Duncombe’s narrative of aggrieved Muslims retaliating. Mernissi recounts how al-Hurra’s family and other Andalusian Muslims “decided to return to North Africa after the fall of Granada.” Arab Muslims, after all, were not originally indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula or North Africa, for that matter, but took root there as a result of jihad conquests. Mernissi writes that al-Hurra “found no better way to ease the humiliation of defeat than… piracy.” Islamic doctrine overlooked by Duncombe has historically justified such aggressive Islamic holy war on land or at sea in the form of piracy without any prior grievance.
Duncombe rejoices strangely in al-Hurra’s “ruthless pirate fleet” that dominated the western Mediterranean, once raiding Gibraltar, and took captives for either enslavement or ransoming, including the Portuguese governor’s wife. “Hostage negotiations went through” al-Hurra, “everything having to do with piracy went through her.” The “money she stole from Catholic coffers… revitalized her new hometown” Tetouán and compensated property lost in Granada; “everyone was benefiting from her labors.”
Mernissi, upon whom Duncombe and others rely for their knowledge of al-Hurra, analyzes how her name indicated Muslim society’s stark inequality. Al-hurra “described the legal wife, often of aristocratic descent, as opposed to the jarya, who was bought by the master on the slave market.” “Hurr in Arabic has no democratic or popular connotation,” but “is what distinguishes a person from being a slave, from being inferior,” a “concept intrinsically linked to sharaf, the aristocracy.”
A “sparsely documented” historical record leaves Duncombe and others with little knowledge of Al-Hurra’s end. Most likely the stepson of Duncombe’s “beloved Queen and fierce pirate” from her second marriage to Morocco’s king deposed her in 1542, and “after that, she disappears from history altogether.” Muslim female political leaders throughout history, Mernissi observes, were often “poisoned or stabbed. Rare were those who died peacefully in their beds.” Muslim historians often pass over these women with “disdainful silence.”
Notwithstanding her rejection of “holy wars and revenge vendettas,” Duncombe finds bizarrely in Al-Hurra “virtues valuable to all women” counteracting “dangerously prejudicial” modern images of the “Muslim woman.” While President Barack Obama hasinaccurately condemned the Crusaders as mere criminals and warned against a Christian “high horse,” his follower Duncombe lauds a female predecessor of modern jihadists, both male and female. Duncombe and Obama’s historical understanding of Islam would be funny if it were not so serious.
In this provocative March 2015 interview — which originally appeared on TheRebel.media in three parts — Ezra Levant and Noam Chomsky debate a wide range of topics, including:
The state of free speech in America today, Obama’s U.S. foreign policy, Israel and the rise of anti-semitism and more.
MONTREAL — One of the country’s largest Muslim organizations gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Hamas-linked charity, and vocally supported an Egyptian Islamist group, QMI Agency has learned.
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), based in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ont., owns or operates at least 20 Islamic schools and 15 mosques in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.
MAC’s website says the group is centred around “holistic educational and spiritual development” and “has no organizational link or affiliation with other organizations.”
However, QMI obtained an RCMP search warrant linking the group to IRFAN-Canada, a banned charity group and a listed terrorist organization also based in Mississauga.
The Mounties, citing Canada Revenue Agency disclosure, say: “The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) provided $296,514 between 2001 and 2010” to IRFAN-Canada.
The Conservative government declared IRFAN-Canada a terrorist group on April 29, 2014 — one day after the Mounties raided the charity.
The government said “between 2005 and 2009, IRFAN-Canada transferred approximately $14.6-million worth of resources to various organizations associated with Hamas.”
Hamas’s charter calls for the destruction of Israel.
IRFAN-Canada’s Ottawa-based lawyer, Yavar Hameed, had no comment on Tuesday. The group is fighting its terrorist designation in Federal Court.
The Mounties obtained their warrant as part of Project Sapphire, involving surveillance, wiretaps and undercover operatives in the Toronto and Montreal area. The warrant led to a raid on IRFAN’s Mississauga headquarters and a Montreal apartment on April 28, 2014. Investigators seized computer files, donation forms, and promotional videos that “demonize Israel.”
The RCMP wouldn’t say if its investigation is ongoing.
The Muslim Association of Canada bills itself as a “religious, educational, social, charitable and non-profit organization” whose “roots are deeply enshrined in the message of Prophet Mohammed.”
However, the 113-page RCMP warrant shows the Mississauga group was under police surveillance for alleged terrorist financing as recently as last year. The warrant mentions an alleged transaction that took place at Al-Radwah Mosque, a MAC facility in north-end Montreal.
“(REDACTED) was observed on March 6, 2014, exiting the MAC location in Montreal carrying an 8 1/2 by 14-inch yellow envelope in his hand,” the warrant reads. “It is possible that (REDACTED) is still accepting donations on behalf of IRFAN from the MAC in Montreal.”
On the public stage, MAC has spoken out against violence, most recently in October when terrorists killed a soldier at Parliament Hill and another near Montreal.
At the time, MAC said it was “horrified by these acts of violence” and “stand(s) with all Canadians in condemning these attacks.”
The group has also condemned violence by Islamic State (ISIS), killing or driving out thousands in Iraq and Syria.
At the same time, MAC has expressed open support for Hamas’ ideological forebears, the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organization. Older versions of MAC’s website list the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, Imam Hassan al-Banna, as a major influence.
“MAC … strives to practice Islam as embodied in the Qur’an and the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and as understood in its contemporary, comprehensive, and balanced context by the late Imam Hassan Albanna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood,” the website previously read.
Last year, as details emerged about the IRFAN charity’s links to Hamas, MAC changed its statement. It now simply reads that Al-Banna “had a deep impact on much of the Muslim world.”
MAC operates schools in major cities including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton.
They include Ottawa’s Abraar Islamic School, which made headlines in 2005 when Ontario’s education ministry began an investigation over a student’s anti-Jewish writing project.
A MAC leader met by QMI in November dismissed all of the allegations and even denied he was part of the group.
Lazhar Aissaoui, director of Dar Al-Iman School in Montreal, threatened to call the police when a journalist approached him at the facility.
“There is no Muslim school here belonging to the Muslim Association,” Aissaoui claimed.
However, according to Quebec’s land register, the Muslim Association of Canada has owned the building that houses the private school since 2002.
– With files from Hugo Joncas
A 33-year-old Honduran woman accused of crashing her vehicle into a police patrol car at Miami International Airport and screaming that she had a bomb has been denied bond, NBC6.com reported Friday.
The Miami Herald reports that bomb-sniffing dogs turned up nothing after the incident Thursday afternoon at the airport.
A criminal complaint says Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa faces a federal charge of making a bomb threat in a public place.
The complaint says Maradiaga-Iscoa was driving a silver Toyota when she turned and headed toward the airport entrance, crashing into the patrol car. Police say she screamed at officers about a bomb in what they believed was Arabic, then English.
FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock says there appears to be no connection to terrorism, and there were no injuries.
And yes she’s an illegal alien.
Why might we think that Julissa might have a connection to terrorism? Don’t ask CBS. Major media outlets decided that the color of her car, silver, was important. Her religion, Islam, wasn’t.
Identificada como Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga Iscoa (33), lucía el hiyab que es un código de vestimenta femenina islámica.
And they don’t even mention her car color. But they do mention her Facebook page where she describes herself as a Shaheed, martyr.
According to her sister, she converted four years ago and is pregnant by an Arab. She also claims she’s mentally ill. Her likes include ICNA and terror apologist Zakir Naik who said “Every Muslim should be a terrorist.”
Not at all newsworthy. Let’s discuss the color of her car some more.
Article here. Excerpt:
‘Premier Kathleen Wynne is changing the way Ontario treats sexual violence and harassment.
Part of that plan involves a multimedia campaign including a powerful anti-sexual harassment and violence video that was posted on Youtube Friday morning with the hashtag #WhoWillYouHelp.
The Ontario premier wants to reform the way institutions like universities deal with it, what she calls the “culture of misogyny” and what is done to prevent these acts from transpiring.
“Today I’m challenging everyone in this province to step up and help end sexual harassment,” she said in a speech in Toronto Friday.’
The #WhoWillYouHelp PSA is on YouTube here.
BROOKLYN (PIX11) –Police have ramped up security in a Brooklyn neighborhood where two unidentified men were seen taking pictures and trying to gain entrance to two synagogues.
Surveillance video shows two men walking up to the front of Congregation Bet Yaakob at 1801 Ocean Parkway in Midwood around 4:15 p.m. yesterday. One man appeared to begin to take a picture or videotape the other man in front of the synagogue when a private security guard stopped them. They had a brief discussion and then the two unknown men left.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), who represents the district where the synagogues are located, said about an hour later, the same men showed up at Congregation Beth Torah at 1061 Ocean Parkway, trying to gain access.
“One of them sat in the car and one of them got out, and the security guard confronted him,” said Hikind, who is working closely with the NYPD.
Police would like to talk to the men to find out why they were at the synagogues trying to take pictures.
“At one location, they actually told a security guard they’d like to see a prayer. If anybody buys that I’ll sell them the Brooklyn Bridge,” said Hikind. “We just want to get to the bottom of it. Who are they, what’s their background, what are they involved in and what were they doing at these different synagogues.”
“Was something amok? Was something awry? We just don’t know yet,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said, when asked by reporters about the incidents. “But we do know one thing—in an era of lone wolf terrorists, you can’t be too careful.”
Police said a blue sedan was seen at the second synagogue the men were at. But they would not confirm a published report that the car had expired Delaware license plates.
Surveillance video, including video from the many cameras Hikind had installed in Midwood and Borough Park, are being reviewed by the NYPD.