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Homeland Security Poised to Deport 59,000 Haitians If Democrats Don’t Deal on Border
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Department of Homeland Security officials said they would nix extensions of “temporary protected status” for 59,000 Haitians currently living in the United States — in effect, yanking their legal status and setting the stage for their deportations — if Democrats didn’t get serious on border talks.

The Haitians have been in the country since 2010, when a devastating earthquake destroyed their home.

The future of 59,000 or so Haitians currently living in America is up in the air.

But Democrats are stalling on border talks — to the point where they refuse to even come to the table to chat.

And meanwhile, the decision to not extend the TPS status is only based on existing law. It requires congressional action for Haitians to legally stay.

Breitbart explains:

The decision to not extend the TPS status is required by law, said a senior administration official. He said:

The acting secretary of homeland security, Elaine Duke, today will announce her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti, with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation finally terminates on July 22, 2019 … based on all available information, the acting secretary determined that the extraordinary and temporary conditions as a result of the 2010 earthquake that in turn formed as the basis for Haiti’s TPS designation no longer exists, and thus pursuant to statute, the current TPS designation, must not be exxtened.

The 59,000 TPS Haitians now in the United States can either return home or seek alternative legal status to remain, the official said. After that date, the Haitians will be treated as illegal aliens if they do not have alternative legal status, such as citizenship via marriage. Many of the 59,000 Haitians were living illegally in the United States when the earthquake hit their homeland.

The hard-nosed decision to enforce the law is a signal that the additional TPS population of roughly 300,000 TPS-holders from El Salvador and Honduras will also be required to go home after their current TPS status expires over the next several months.

The repatriation decision sharpens the pressure on congressional Democrats who are insisting that the federal government should extend work-permits for the 50,000 Haitians, plus roughly 300,000 other migrants holding “Temporary Protected Status” permits.

Democrats are also threatening to hold up the federal 2018 budget unless the GOP and President Donald Trump agree to provide a no-strings amnesty for at least 3 million so-called ‘Dreamer’ illegal immigrants — including the 690,000 DACA beneficiaries — plus the 350,000 TPS holders.

President Trump has repeatedly said he expects the Democrats to offer some benefits to Americans if they want to keep the illegals in the United States.

He has also told legislators in Congress his immigration principles for any deal, which include a halt to chain migration and the visa lottery program. His principles are very popular and very ambitious because they would halve the annual immigration inflow of new workers and future voters. In turn, the reduced inflow would pressure employers to offer higher wages to American employees and would pressure Democrats to offer pro-American policies to American voters.

The senior administration official repeated the offer to negotiate with Democrats, saying “the administration has indicated to Congress that we are going to work with them, and come up with a solution for this if they see fit.”

By dangling the offer of a permanent residency for the 350,000 TPS migrants, — plus the 3 million ‘dreamer’ illegals — Trump is taking a political risk. Many of his supporters oppose any amnesty, and many doubt the willingness of Congress or the courts to enforce the pro-American side of any deal.

But he is also forcing the Democrats to pick one of two bad choices.

The Democrats’ options would be to accept pro-American limits on chain-migration in exchange for getting some form of residency for the illegals and TPS migrants — or refuse any compromise before the 2018 election. That is a tough choice for Democrats — and their business allies — because they do not want to give up chain-migration nor anger voters.

Left-wing groups are already trying to keep the large populations of TPS-holders in the United States. In an article headlined “TPS Holders Are Integral Members of the U.S. Economy and Society,” the Center for American Progress claimed that “TPS holders are essential contributors to the U.S. economy and society.”

But the data shows that TPS holders are generally unassimilated and uncompetitive in the U.S. economy, and their departure from the labor market would increase pressure on U.S. companies to raise Americans’ wages and to invest in more labor-saving machinery. For example, a 2017 study of TPS holders, published in the Journal on Migration and Human Security, said:

The five leading industries in which TPS beneficiaries from these countries work are: construction (51,700), restaurants and other food services (32,400), landscaping services (15,800), child day care services (10,000), and grocery stores (9,200) …

Ten percent of El Salvadoran, nine percent of the Haitian, and six percent of the Honduran TPS beneficiaries are married to a legal resident …

Eighty-seven percent of the TPS population from these countries speaks at least some English, and slightly over one-half speak English well, very well, or only English…

Median household income was $50,000 for Salvadorans, $40,000 for Hondurans, and $45,000 for Haitians. In 2015, US median household income was about $56,000.

To keep the TPS-holders in the United States, Democrats argue that they have 273,200 U.S.-born citizen children, and argue that remittances from TPS-holders help their home economies.

On November 6, the DHS announced in a statement it had delayed a decision on sending Honduran migrants home. “Based on the lack of definitive information regarding conditions on the ground compared to pre-Hurricane Mitch, the Acting Secretary has not made a determination at this time, thereby automatically extending the current TPS designation for Honduras for six months – through July 5, 2018,” said the statement.

In early January, the DHS must also decide whether to extend TPS status for 200,000 people from El Salvador, who were permitted to stay in 2001 after their country was hit by earthquakes.

Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.

But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing almost 2 million temporary work-permits to foreigners, by providing work-visas to roughly 500,000 temporary workers and doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.

The Washington-imposed economic policy of mass-immigration floods the market with foreign labor, spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.

The cheap-labor policy has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group. In Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.

Americans tell pollsters that they strongly oppose amnesties and cheap-labor immigration, even as most Americans also want to favor legal immigrants and many also sympathize with illegals. Because of the successful cheap-labor strategy, wages for men have remained flat since 1973, and a growing percentage of the nation’s annual income is shifting to investors and away from employees.

‘You can’t let anyone preach’: Germany needs to ‘control’ mosques to fight terrorism – UAE minister
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:30 PM

This is how compromised the West, and particularly Merkel’s Germany, has become: an official of the United Arab Emirates is telling Germans what they need to do to stop jihad terrorism: monitor the mosques. The UAE can do what Germany and other European nations (as well as Canada and the U.S.) don’t dare to do: admit that the problem of jihad terrorism comes from Islam, and go to the source of the problem, the mosques. Instead, the prevailing policy is denial to the point of suicide. Even as jihad plotting is going on in mosques, as well as the preaching of Islamic misogyny and Jew-hatred and so much more, authorities look the other way and shower money upon Muslim communities in the mistaken belief that poverty causes terrorism and can be alleviated financially.

Mosques do need to be monitored. If they’re preaching jihad violence, sharia oppression and misogyny, they should be shut down. This shouldn’t even be an issue. This should be the same for any organization found to be preaching violence, hatred and sedition. If you let such organizations proliferate, you’re just asking for trouble. As is Merkel’s Germany.

“‘You can’t let anyone preach’: Germany needs to ‘control’ mosques to fight terrorism – UAE minister,” RT, November 14, 2017:

A loose oversight over mosques is what contributes to the rise of Islamist terrorism in Europe, an UAE minister warned. He then called on Germany and its neighbors to introduce stricter regulation over Muslim prayer halls to prevent radicalization.

“You can’t just leave a mosque open and allow anyone to go there and to preach. You need to have licences,” Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, the minister for tolerance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), told Germany’s DPA news agency as he commented on the security situation in Europe. He added that the governmental noninvolvement into the activities of religious communities is what has led to the rapid rise of extremism.

Muslims in Germany as well as in the neighboring France, Belgium and the UK had been radicalized exactly due to the fact that authorities in these countries did not pay enough attention to what happened in the mosques on their territory, the minister argued. “Germany and other European states must eventually exert stricter control over such meeting places of Islamists,” he said.

The minister said that the European countries apparently had “good intentions” when they allowed Muslim migrant communities manage their religious issues, including the establishment of mosques and choice of imams, independently. Still, he criticized such approach as ultimately false and dangerous.

Europe must understand that only people who underwent sufficient training, have a profound knowledge of Islam and possess a license, can become imams, Al-Nahyan said, adding all European mosques should be placed under state surveillance. Explaining the idea, brought the example of his own country, where also prayer halls are controlled by the state authorities.

In the UAE, the state exercises “comprehensive” control over mosques while security services have broad powers allowing them to stop radicalization and prevent any terrorist attacks. The minister told dpa that his country repeatedly offered its assistance and experience in the field of managing religious institutions to the European countries but found little enthusiasm on their part.

“We believe that something [similar] should be done in Europe,” Al-Nahyan told dpa. According to the German media, authorities play no role in the appointment of imams. A person also does not need any approval from the state to establish a mosque….

Virginia: Teacher accidentally pulls off student’s hijab, is placed on leave, Hamas-CAIR howls for his head
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:00 PM

The eyewitnesses, the students who were in the room, are defending the teacher. He was trying to remove her hoodie, which are not permitted to be worn in the school. He accidentally pulled off her hijab as well. He has apologized. He has been placed on leave. Yet all this is not enough for Hamas-CAIR, which is calling for more disciplinary action. They want this teacher’s head on a platter, and they are so avid for this and refuse to accept his apology and explanation, because the idea of an “islamophobic” teacher ripping off a Muslim girl’s hijab in a frenzy of hate fits their narrative. If the facts of the case don’t fit their narrative, then so much the worse for the facts of the case. Hamas-CAIR would rather destroy this man’s livelihood, and his life, than admit that this was simply an accident and move on. They don’t have enough actual hate crimes against Muslims to allow them to miss an opportunity like this.

Here is one eyewitness explaining what really happened:

“Teacher Pulls Off Student’s Hijab at Fairfax County High School,” NBC Washington, November 16, 2017:

A high school student in Fairfax County, Virginia, said on social media she was shocked and infuriated when a teacher pulled her hijab off her head in front of other students at school.

The Lake Braddock High School student said on Twitter she was talking with a friend when a teacher approached her and pulled the hijab off her head.

“So my hijab was ripped off my head today,” she tweeted.

“Then he says ‘Oh your hair is so pretty’ and tries to play it off like it’s a joke,” she said.

After her hijab was pulled off, she ran into a restroom and called her parents. They contacted the school and a mosque.

The teacher, who was not publicly identified, told other teachers he thought the student was wearing a hoodie over the hijab. He reached to pull off the hoodie and the hijab came off, he reportedly said. Other teachers said both he and the student were embarrassed.

“This is horrifying,” said Ieasha Prime, the woman’s programming director at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center. Women wear hijabs to identify as Muslim and to express religious modesty, she told News4.

“If there’s any part of my body that I choose to cover, my body is my business. And her hair is her business,” Prime said.

“A lot of teachers do that,” another student told News4. “They, like, pull your hat off or take your hood off.”

The girl whose hijab was removed said she had “appreciated and valued” the teacher, but criticized him for touching students in a series of tweets that went viral Wednesday.

The teacher was placed on leave by administrators.

“The teacher’s action was inappropriate and unacceptable. The school administration has apologized to the student and her family for the incident,” Fairfax County Public Schools said in a statement.

One Lake Braddock student told News4 the teacher was a nice guy and didn’t mean any harm.

But the advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for more disciplinary action, saying in a statement that Muslim people are being targeted by hate.

The Boston Islamic Seminary Is Training the Next Generation of Extremists
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:54 PM

The Middle East Forum’s latest research shows the Boston Islamic Seminary is becoming the latest facility for extremists to gather and preach, speak and spread their extremist visions of Islamic beliefs.

Notable guest extremists include Abdelrahman Murphy (left) and Yousef Abdallah.

CIS was set up in 2016 to train future Islamic leaders in the ways they should go.

And apparently, based on the recent guests who’ve been asked to speak there, the way they should go is radical.

The Middle East Forum describes more:

New research by the Middle East Forum has uncovered evidence of extreme antisemitism among faculty members and guest speakers appointed by the Islamic Society of Boston to teach and promote its latest project: the Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS).

BIS was established in 2016 to “equip future religious leaders with the intellectual, spiritual and practical training to serve the American Muslim community.” Currently, it offers “continuing education” classes, but it hopes to offer an accredited graduate degree program by 2019, which will “train chaplains, imams, and other leaders to serve in a variety of contexts.”

And what exactly will this next generation of chaplains and imams learn at BIS?

Faculty listed on the BIS website include Yahia Abdul Rahman, who is described as an expert on “sharia-compliant” banking. On his social media accounts, Abdul Rahman has posted stories from “The Ugly Truth,” a website that describes itself as “intelligent ‘anti-Semitism’ for thinking Gentiles.” Elsewhere, Rahman has shared claims that any Muslim who fails to oppose Israel is no longer a Muslim, and is afflicted with a “Jewish heart.” Other posts of his claim the Jews were complicit in the 2008 financial crisis.

Another BIS lecturer, Suheil Laher, previously served as head of the (now-defunct) Al Qaeda charity, CARE International. On his old website, Laher published calls to jihad and linked to an Al Qaeda fundraising website. On his current website, Laher refers to homosexuals as “depraved sinners.”

Other current BIS faculty members include Amr El-Fass, who suggests that Jews are to blame for intra-Arab conflict; and Hisham Mahmoud, whom moderate Muslim groups denounced after he likened homosexuality to pedophilia, and advocated that homosexuals should be punished.

Guest speakers are BIS are just as extreme. In June 2016, BIS invited Abdelrahman Murphy to address a BIS audience. Murphy, who is a former employee of the Islamic Society of Boston, works for the Qalam Institute, which hosts a document on its website warning that Muslims who seek “cleanliness” and “purity” should “not resemble the Jews.” Murphy has stated: “There is no such thing as an innocent Israeli.”

Another speaker at the BIS event with Murphy was Yousef Abdallah, who serves as the “East Coast Operations Manager” for Islamic Relief, a prominent Islamist charity. Abdallah has posted jokes on social media about “stinking” Jews, has written that Chris Christie is “down on his knees before the jewish lords,” and has shared a story praising “martyrs” who provide guns to “kill more than 20 jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv.”

The Middle East Forum has uncovered several other examples. We asked the Boston branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which often talks about other examples of hate speech — for comment, but it did not reply. Curiously, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston also failed to respond.

For many readers, this must all seem like a familiar story. BIS is a project of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), which, since its founding over 10 years ago, has displayed much evidence of extremism. Inaugural trustees of the ISB included Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was praised by Bin Laden, and Abdulrahman Alamoudi, an Al Qaeda fundraiser who was jailed in 2004 for conspiring with the Libyan regime to assassinate a Saudi crown prince.

In 2004, Boston Jewish leaders condemned another mosque trustee named Walid Fitaihi, after he denounced Jews as the “murderers of prophets” and claimed that they “would be punished for their oppression, murder and rape of the worshippers of Allah.” The very same Walid Fitaihi is now listed on the BIS website as a faculty member.

The Boston Islamic Seminary promises to educate the next generation of Muslims in Massachusetts. These chaplains, imams and community leaders will in turn educate Muslim communities all over America for many decades to come. Thus far, none of Boston’s political or religious leaders has expressed alarm over the extremists behind Boston’s newest Islamic institution. The question remains: exactly how much hatred for Jews and other minorities must be revealed before leaders will speak out?

Kerry Praises “Palestinians” for “Non-Violence”
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:27 AM

The left knows it can tell the biggest whoppers (i.e., Islam is peace, “I did not have sex with that woman,” etc.) and if they said enough and repeat it unendingly, people will begin to believe the lie, despite the blood and ash and bones.

The Palestinians do one thing — violence, death and war. Outside of that, what have they contributed to humanity? Without their hatred of the Jews and their goal of annihilation of the Jewish state, they would cease to exist.

It reminds me of the story Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich, a high-ranking German Nazi official told  Adolf Eichmann, a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer and Gestapo chief Heinrich Mueller and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust at the Wansee Conference, where high-ranking Nazi Party and German government officials to discuss and coordinate the implementation of what they called the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.”

Müller: What was that story you were going to tell me?

Heydrich: Story?

Müller: Kritzinger.

Heydrich: Oh yes, he told me a story about a man he had known all his life, a boyhood friend. This man hated his father. Loved his mother fiercely. His mother was devoted to him, but his father used to beat him, demeaned him, disenherited him. Anyway, this friend grew to manhood and was still in his thirties when the mother died. The mother, who had nurtured and protected him, died. The man stood at her grave as they lowered the coffin, and tried to cry, but no tears came. The man’s father lived to a very extended old age, and withered away and died when the son was in his fifties. At the father’s funeral, much to the son’s surprise, he could not control his tears. Wailing, sobbing… he was apparently inconsolable. Lost. That was the story Kritzinger told me.

Eichmann: I don’t think I understand.

Heydrich: No? [Eichmann shakes his head] The man had been driven his whole life by hatred of his father. When the mother died, that was a loss, but when the father died, and the hate had lost its object, the man’s life was empty…over.

Müller: [pause] Interesting.

Heydrich: That was Kritzinger’s warning.

Eichmann: What, that we should not hate the Israelites?

Heydrich: No, but that it should not fill our lives so much that, when they are gone, we have nothing left to live for.

In recording, John Kerry says Israeli government doesn’t want peace

by Alexander Fulbright, Times of Israel, November 7, 2017 (thanks to Jihad Watch):

Former US secretary of state John Kerry blamed the Israeli government’s resistance to the establishment of a Palestinian state for harming the prospects of a peace deal, while warning Israel could face a future violent Palestinian uprising if there was no progress in peace talks.

In recordings published Tuesday by Channel 10, America’s former top diplomat can be heard praising the Palestinian Authority’s commitment to nonviolence following a wave of terror attacks beginning in the fall of 2015, which he said has been ignored by Israelis due to right-wing configuration of the current government.

“The Palestinians have done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence. And in fact when the [knife] intifada took place they delivered non-violence in the West Bank,” Kerry is heard saying in the recording.

“This is overlooked by the general [Israeli] population because it is not a topic of discussion. Why? Because the majority of the cabinet currently in the current Israeli government has publicly declared they are not ever for a Palestinian state,” he adds.

Channel 10 said the recording was made at a conference in Dubai in the past year attended by Middle East leaders and Israel’s Joint (Arab) List chief Ayman Odeh. The television channel also said opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) addressed the conference by video.

It was not clear if Kerry was aware he was being recorded or if the segments released were his full remarks….

“If you see 40,000 kids marching up to the wall everyday with signs saying ‘give us are rights,’ I mean, I don’t think Palestine is going to be immune forever to the civil rights movements that have swept other nations in the world,” he says.

Despite this, Kerry said Israel is ignoring the threat posed by the diplomatic stalemate. “That is not leadership,” says Kerry.

“If you don’t have leaders who don’t want to make peace, if the equation doesn’t change, I’ll be amazed if within the next 10 years if we don’t see some young [Palestinian] leader come along who says we have tried non-violence for the last 30 years and look, it hasn’t gotten us anything,” he says.

In light of the lack of peace prospects, Kerry says in the recording that Herzog may present Israel’s best hope for reaching a deal with the Palestinians. He also praised a number of former Israeli leaders, saying their examples should be followed in pursuing negotiations. Herzog has since lost the leadership of his party to Avi Gabbay.

“You gotta have a willingness to make peace. If there is a willingness to make peace — [Ehud] Olmert, [Ehud] Barak, [Yitzhak] Rabin, [Shimon] Peres — people indicated how you do it,” Kerry says….

Greek island has been turned into a Muslim migrant hell, residents go on strike, stage mass protest
Monday, November 20, 2017 10:58 PM

The island of Lesbos. Oh, the irony.

We are seeing the systematic take-down of Western civilization, country by country, continent by continent, and America is in the cross-hairs.

Residents on Lesbos go on strike as they claim Greek island has been turned into a ‘migrant prison’

  • Today islanders shut businesses, shops, nurseries and civic offices in protest
  • Mayor said island is in ‘state of emergency and cannot take it anymore’
  • Lesbos bore brunt of the migrant crisis with one million refugees landing there
  • It is currently home to 8,500 asylum seekers in facilities designed for 3,000

By Lara Keay For #ixzz4z10Oz3fD" target="_blank">Mailonline, 20 November 2017

Residents on Lesbos went on strike today over claims European migrant policies have turned the Greek island into a ‘prison’ for refugees escaping conflict in the Middle East.

Islanders shut businesses, shops, nurseries and civic offices while hundreds gathered for a rally at a central square.

Calling for the Greek government to move asylum seekers to the mainland, banners read ‘Lesbos is not a place of exile’.

Just a few miles off the Turkish coast, Lesbos has borne the brunt of Europe’s migrant crisis, which at its worst, saw nearly a million asylum seekers landing on its shores.

Residents on Lesbos went on strike today over claims European migrant policies have turned the Greek island into a ‘prison’ for refugees escaping conflict in the Middle East. Protesters (pictured) gathered in the central square

Mayor Spyros Galinos told the Athens News Agency today: ‘Lesbos is not an open prison, nor will we allow anyone to view it as such.

‘The message is that we can’t take it any more. Lesbos is in a state of emergency.’

The population was last estimated at 86,400, but has increased enormously with the arrival of asylum seekers fleeing Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Migrants arrive in boats before heading north to countries like Germany, France and the UK.

It is currently hosting around 8,500 asylum-seekers at its main centre Moria, which is designed to hold fewer than 3,000.

Thousands of them have become stranded on Lesbos and four other islands close to Turkey since the EU agreed a deal with Ankara in March 2016 to shut down the route through Greece.

Some have been moved to camps on the mainland, but authorities say the terms of the agreement prevent asylum-seekers from traveling beyond the islands.

Only the most vulnerable migrants are transferred to Greece. But the local authorities say the government is interpreting EU the agreement too strictly.

Rights groups have described conditions in camps across Greece as deplorable and unfit for humans.

On Lesbos, violence often breaks out over delays in asylum procedures and poor living standards.

The island, just off the Turkish coast, is currently hosting around 8,500 asylum-seekers at its main centre Moria, which is designed to hold fewer than 3,000

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College asks NYPD to use bathrooms out of sight from students
Monday, November 20, 2017 8:30 PM

The question is, why are we allowing this? It is our taxpayer dollars funding these incubators of hate. Universities have become Antifa recruitment centers and hotbeds of jihad radicalism.

College asks NYPD to use bathrooms out of sight from students

Campus Reform, November 20, 2017:

  • Brooklyn College is advising New York City police officers to use bathrooms on the far end of campus in order to avoid being seen by students who might be offended by their presence.
  • Several weeks ago, students attended a screening of a film about NYPD’s surveillance of Muslim students as part of its counterterrorism efforts.
  • Brooklyn College is advising New York City police officers to use bathrooms on the far end of campus in order to avoid being seen by students who might be offended by their presence.
  • The Excelsior, the college’s student newspaper, reported last week that Director of Public Safety Donald Wenz would “prefer” if members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) used facilities in the West End Building (WEB) “rather than walking across either quad to use the bathroom.”

    “I know students from every background and across every major. They don’t feel comfortable around cops…It makes safe spaces feel not so safe.”

    [RELATED: Pitt students demand disarming of police, free tuition]

    Wenz’s comments come in the wake of a film screening of the movie “Watched,” which documents an NYPD informant who surveilled Muslim students on campus for a period of four years as part of the city’s counterterrorism efforts. After the screening, students were allowed to share their thoughts on having NYPD officers on campus.

    “I disagree with them being on campus. Especially allowing them to use the building where student groups are held,” one unidentified student remarked, according to The Excelsior, later noting that he would be sending a petition to College President Michelle Anderson, pressuring her to issue a statement “that we do not want the NYPD on campus in any respect even if it’s just to take breaks and use bathrooms.”

    After discovering The Excelsior’s report, The New York Post took a trip to the WEB, where officers are now encouraged to use the bathroom, and found an “out of order” sign on the stall door, with a dirty and broken toilet on the inside.

    “The bathroom is horrendous. You can only wash your hands in one of the sinks because the other two are broken,” one student told the Post, though others argued that NYPD should not be allowed on campus at all.

    “I know students from every background and across every major. They don’t feel comfortable around cops. They just don’t. It makes safe spaces feel not so safe,” one unidentified student remarked, with another telling the Post that it’s “weird” seeing cops on campus.

    But members of the NYPD who monitor the neighborhood surrounding the school told the Post that the student sentiments are “insane.”

    “That protester culture is warping their f***ing minds,” one officer remarked, with NYPD sergeants-union chief Ed Mullins telling students to “go take classes abroad, where they can have their bathrooms all to themselves.”

    Wenz, however, stood by the directive, explaining that “we prefer” were the “key words” in his statement.

    “If police are seen walking across the quad, some may interpret that as an emergency going on,” he explained.

Sweden’s Rape Jihad: Sexual Offenses Reach Record
Monday, November 20, 2017 7:29 PM

Nothing to see here, folks. Just the new post-hijrah Sweden.

Related: Sweden CIVIL WAR: National Police Chief, “HELP US, HELP US!”

Swedish Woman Raped by Refugee Commits Suicide After Prosecutor Claims ‘Lack of Evidence’

Sweden: After Muslim migrant sexually abuses 14-year-old girls, principal tells girls to cover up, blames them for the abuse

Sweden: 11 BOMBS in 21 DAYS

Muslim rapist gets Swedish citizenship in the detention center

Sweden Town Segregates Asylum Homes on Heels of Widespread Child Sex Abuse

Sweden Tells Iranian Christian Woman Fearing Deportation It’s Her ‘Problem She Decided to Become Christian’

Sweden: Music festival cancels next year’s event because of Muslim migrant mass sex attacks

New Year’s Eve mass rapes, music festivals sex attacks, women attacked in open markets, concert bombings, truck attacks on parades, and now Halloween: every cherished Western tradition and Western mores are becoming associated with fear and terror. These mass sex attacks are a form of terror — we may still be taking our shoes off because of Richard Reid’s failed incendiary shoe attack in 2001, but the global jihad is protean, constantly evolving and “inventing” new forms of savagery and terror. Reacting is a strategy for defeat. We must get ahead of the enemy, not play catch up.

Sex slavery is sanctioned under Islam. At the risk of repeating myself for the umpteenth time,#imgrc=ds5Li81Hb1ieWM%3A" target="_blank"> sex slavery and rape of the infidel is sanctioned and rewarded under Islam. Muslim clerics all over the world confirm the right to have sex slaves. It is in the Qur’an — the word of Allah. Politicians and courts of law keep turning a blind eye, law enforcement keeps ignoring it, so this pox on our communities will continue to get worse.

Following a victory, Muhammad would usually distribute the captives, both male and female, as slaves to his soldiers. And Muhammad is the “perfect example for Muslims.” According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must (eventually) win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6) A manual of Islamic law directs: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled” (Reliance of the Traveller, o9.13). (Source)

Crime Wave Engulfs Sweden as Fraud, Sexual Offenses Reach Record

By Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg, November 16, 2017:

The number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year.

 A survey by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention showed that 15.6 percent of people suffered one or more offences against the person (defined in the survey as assault, threats, sexual offences, robbery, fraud or harassment) last year. That’s up from 13.3 percent in 2015 and the highest number recorded since the annual Swedish Crime Survey started in 2006.

The number of offences against individuals “was at a relatively stable level 2005 to 2014, at 11.3 percent to 13.1 percent, but the last two years show an increase,” the council said in the report published this week. The crimes “that have had the clearest development in the past few years are harassment, fraud and sexual offences,” the agency said.

 Of the six types of offences against the person, five of six rose to their highest level on record last year. The number of assault cases reached its second-highest level.

The number of victims of sexual offences rose to 1.7 percent in 2015 and to 2.4 percent in 2016 from an average of 0.9 percent between 2005 and 2014.

“Young women aged between 16 and 24 is the group that’s most subject to sexual offences, with 14 percent of young women stating that they were victims of at least one such crime during 2016,” the council said. “Among men in the same age group, 1.2 percent said they had been victims.”

Young women are also subject to harassment to a greater extent, the council said. They survey contains no answers as to why a certain type of crime increases, and analysis is needed to improve understanding of the reasons for the increase, it said.

Fewer than half of the crimes in the survey were reported to the police. Sexual offences, harassment and threats were the least reported while people most often notified the police of burglaries, the survey showed.

The number of property crimes against households, such as car theft and burglaries, rose slightly last year but is down compared with the level in 2006.

Islam in the West: Armed guards, concrete barriers, metal detectors at CHRISTMAS markets in the UK
Monday, November 20, 2017 7:10 PM

French soldiers deployed on the streets of Paris. Concrete barriers going up in NYC after the Halloween jihad. Now this.

No war was ever won on the defense. The UK banned me when they should have banned jihadis, sharia adherents and the jihadic doctrine.

A war in all but name – the unalloyed blessings of Al-Hijrah.

How Britain celebrates Christmas in 2017: Armed guards, concrete barriers and metal detectors spring up around festive markets due to terror attack fears

  • Armed police, large concrete barriers and stop and search checks carried out at festive markets across UK
  • Heavy police presence at festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath
  • Britain is on a severe terror alert in aftermath of attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester
  • Last year an ISIS fanatic murdered 12 when he ploughed a lorry through Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz market

By Alex Matthews For#ixzz4z05A50Ao" target="_blank"> Mailonline, 20 November 2017

Britain’s Christmas markets will surrounded by a ring of a steel with armed police on patrol and metal detectors at entrances as security is raised over new terror fears.

There will be concrete barriers, stop and search checks and officers on the ground at the popular festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath in the run up to Christmas.

The precautions are being taken after the Local Government Association warned councils to be vigilant this year with the terror threat level to the UK currently at ‘severe’ – meaning an incident is ‘highly likely’.

Britain has suffered from the three horrific attacks this year with innocent people and children killed in London and Manchester.

But while security is being ramped up in light of the atrocities in Westminster in March, the Manchester Arena in May and London Bridge in June, the authorities are also concerned about a potential copy-cat attack.

Last Year 12 were murdered when an ISIS fanatic ploughed a lorry through Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market.

Police patrol at Edinburgh Christmas market as security measures are ramped up across the country in fear of a terror attack

EDINBURGH 

Visitors to the Scottish capital’s Christmas markets on George Street and East Princes Street this year can expect bag searches and security checks at entrances.

Police Scotland have also pledged to enforce additional security measures and armed officers will be on patrol at the festive events. 

A police spokeswoman said: ‘Our priority is the safety and security of all those attending or involved, and the public are encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in events as normal.’

‘The public may see additional protective security measures. There could also be increased security checks at some events and venues so we advise the public to arrive in plenty of time to allow for this.  

MANCHESTER

Manchester’s Christmas market has also bolstered its security precautions, in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 23 people at an Ariana Grande gig in May.

Visitors will be met with metal and concrete barriers at the Yuletide festival, with armed police patrols keeping a watchful eye over the crowds. 

Superintendent Chris Hill, of Greater Manchester Police, said: ‘I want to assure people that we are strengthening protective security as an extra precaution to keep people as safe as possible, and it should make people feel more comfortable and reassured about attending events like the Christmas Markets.

‘This has been a difficult year for the city and we must never forget the people who have been affected.

‘However, we have already all come together and shown our strength and determination to carry on enjoying our day to day lives.

‘I want to encourage everyone to do the same. We are here and we’re doing everything that we can to keep you safe.’

Rucksacks and women’s handbags are searched at the entrance of London’s popular Winter Wonderland festive market

Long steel barriers have also been put up in Hyde Park to prevent potential lorry or van attacks mimicking the atrocity in Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market last year

Large metal gates with concrete bases have been put up near the entrance to London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

 LONDON 

London has been hit twice in the past 12 months by terror attacks involving vehicles on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.

In response to those atrocities barriers separating traffic from pedestrians were erected on three of the capital’s bridges.

Similar measures are no in place at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland festival, one of London’s most popular Christmas attractions.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘The public may see additional protective security measures and barriers at events this year, in response to a number of vehicle-based terrorist attacks we have sadly seen both here in the UK and abroad.

‘There could also be increased security checks at some events and venues so we advise the public to arrive in plenty of time to allow for this.’

The end of Merkel?
Monday, November 20, 2017 6:55 PM

Mrs. Merkel faces her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor. Let’s hope der Fürher Mother Merkel’s days as Chancellor are numbered. She single-handedly opened up the floodgates of Europe to the hijrah. And Europe will never be the same. It is doomed.

The end of Merkel? Open-door migrant policy sends coalition running for the exits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an unprecedented political crisis that could upend her image as the “new leader of the west” after the Free Democrats (FDP) abruptly pulled out of negotiations with Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Greens.

Merkel’s Attempt to Form a New German Government Collapses
Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s Czuczka reports on the collapse in talks of forming German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bid to form a new government fell apart, throwing the future of Europe’s longest-serving leader into doubt and potentially pointing the world’s fourth-biggest economy toward new elections. The euro fell. A month of exploratory coalition talks ended in a dramatic collapse just before midnightSunday as a dispute over migration policy led the Free Read the full story

SAVAGES: Woman accused of adultery is caned in Sharia punishment in front of cheering mob in “moderate” Indonesia
Monday, November 20, 2017 5:08 PM

When I ran ads highlighting the brutal and extreme treatment of women under the sharia, feminists and leftwing media elites attacked me. Be careful what you wish for, betches. It is coming for you.  Linda Sarsour will make sure of it.

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BARBARIC: Woman accused of adultery is caned in Sharia punishment in front of cheering mob

THESE are the shocking images of a woman being publicly lashed over claims she cheated on her husband.

By Rob Virtue, The Express, November 17, 2017

She was one of 10 people beaten in a share in Jantho, Aceh Besar Regency in Indonesia.The public Sharia beatings took place today in front of smiling guards.

Photos show the woman being dragged to a stage to a hooded “executor” who then proceeds to beat the “adultery”.

Alongside the executor with the cane, another official is seen with a microphone.

One of the men dressed in military clothing holds a microphone
Indonesia has been condemned for the attacks in the province, the only part of the country which practices Sharia.Human Rights Watch last month called on the country’s president to put an end to the “barbaric” beatings.

Aceh, which sees Sharia police patrol the streets, has punished more than 500 people with public canings in the past two years.

Sharia was permitted in the region as part of a peace deal with separatists in 2006.

Non-Muslims have also been punished in the region. Last year a Christian woman was caned for selling alcohol.

Pamela Geller for Russian television Channel One
Monday, November 20, 2017 3:46 PM

And now something for our Russian speaking readers – my take on the rampant sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein, Governor Cuomo, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Ben Affleck, Chris Savino, etc.

UK: Muslim teen accused of planning ISIS-inspired jihad massacre probed security at Justin Bieber Cardiff concert
Monday, November 20, 2017 3:00 PM

First there was the jihad attack on the Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris. Then there was the jihad massacre at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. And recently in Costa Rica, another jihad plot targeting an Ariana Grande concert was uncovered. Jihad murderers are targeting young people, hoping that by killing our children, they will sow maximum terror in the hearts of the kuffar, as the Quran commands them to do.

Meanwhile, the airwaves and Internet news sites are still filled with articles handwringing about islamofauxbia and “backlash.” An uninformed person might get the idea that “islamophobia” was a bigger threat than jihad violence. Stories like this show the reality.

Note also that this teenage Muslim would-be mass murderer researched security procedures at the Bieber concert. They’re not interested in random mayhem. They want to maximize the carnage.

“BIEBER ‘PLOT’ Teen accused of planning ISIS-inspired terror attack ‘probed security at Justin Bieber Cardiff concert’”, by Richard Wheatstone, Sun, November 14, 2017:

A TEEN accused of plotting an ISIS-inspired terror attack on the day of a Justin Bieber concert researched security at the event.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, was arrested at his home in south Wales by police who found a claw hammer, kitchen knife and “martyrdom letter” in his school bag, a court was told.

Prosecutors alleged he had carried out web searches trying to find information two days before the show at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on June 30.

Matthew Brook told the court detectives found a copy of a poster for the concert and searches such as “Justin Bieber Cardiff 2017” and “Justin Bieber Cardiff 2017”.

He said: “At 10.10pm there is this defendant searching ‘Justin Bieber Cardiff 2017’.

“As you are probably all aware, Justin Bieber is a well-known pop star and he was having a large concert in Cardiff on June 30, two days after this search.”

On June 29, the court heard, a media file was created on the defendant’s computer showing a poster for the concert at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Jurors were told that the alleged terrorist also searched for “Justin Bieber Cardiff security” on June 29.

Mr Brook said of the search: “This defendant is interested in what the security will be for a large public event the following day.

“This is in context of course of all his searches, his threats on Instagram about Cardiff being attacked on the 30th, the knife and hammer in his bag, and of course the martyrdom letter as well.”…..

France Seeks to Ban Muslim Street Prayers in Paris After Clashes
Monday, November 20, 2017 3:00 PM

Officials in France are pushing for bans on mass prayers in the streets, largely because of recent protests that have led to violence.

Specifically, Muslims are being told they won’t be allowed to hold massive street prayers any longer because they block traffic, slow pedestrian travel and generally, cause mayhem and upset with others in the city.

Likely, Muslim apologists are gearing to fight the ban.

The Daily Caller News Foundation has more:

Muslims won’t be allowed to hold mass prayers on the streets of a Paris suburb where protestors and worshippers have clashed in recent weeks, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday.

Weekly street prayers have taken place in the suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne every Friday since the local mosque was shut down by authorities in the spring. Local politicians and protestors have tried to stop the street prayers and the national government is ready to take action.

“They will not have prayers on the street, we will prevent street praying,” Collomb told Franceinfo in an interview published Sunday. “We will make sure we resolve this conflict in the next few weeks.”

Collomb emphasized that “Muslims must have a place of worship to pray” while acknowledging that the current solution doesn’t work.

Dozens of French politicians sang the national anthem Nov. 11 as they marched into a gathering of around 200 Muslims in the area. A mayor, members of parliament, local councilors and civilians walked under a banner reading “Stop Illegal Street Prayers”as they tried to push worshippers out of the town’s market square.

Riot police had to separate the groups to avoid a potentially violent confrontation.

Populist leader Marine Le Pen also weighed-in and showed support for the protests.

“The Republic must go on the offensive in the face of Islamist provocations,” Le Pen said in a tweet. “What is the Minister of the Interior waiting for to restore public order and secularism? Laxity is not an option.”

Laxity, or lacité, is the French tradition of keeping religion out of public activity.

Germany Sees Massive Spike in Stabbings
Monday, November 20, 2017 2:30 PM

Germany has seen a massive uptick in the number of stabbings police have investigated of late — and the curious thing is, the uptick comes on the heels of Angela Merkel’s open-door welcome to migrants and refugees from mostly Muslim nations.

Coincidence?

Isn’t it interesting that the number of stabbings seen in Germany has risen at the same time Angela Merkel has opened border doors to more and more migrants and refugees from mostly Muslim nations?

Hardly.

The Gatestone Institute chronicles the attacks:

A recent surge in stabbings and knife-related violence across Germany is drawing renewed attention to the deteriorating security situation there since Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2015 decision to allow in more than a million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In recent months, people armed with knives, axes and machetes have brought devastation to all of Germany’s 16 federal states. Knives have been used not only not only to carry out jihadist attacks, but also to commit homicides, robberies, home invasions, sexual assaults, honor killings and many other types of violent crime.

Knife-related crimes have occurred in amusement parks, bicycle trails, hotels, parks, public squares, public transportation, restaurants, schools, supermarkets and train stations. Many Germans have the sense that danger lurks everywhere; public safety, nowhere.

Police admit they are outnumbered and overwhelmed and increasingly unable to maintain public order — both day and night.

Statistics that are reliable on knife violence in Germany — where police been accused of failing to report many crimes, apparently in an effort “not to unsettle” the public — do not exist.

A search of German police blotters, however, indicates that 2017 is on track to become a record year for stabbings and knife crimes: Police reported more than 3,500 knife-related crimes between January and October 2017, compared to around 4,000 reported crimes during all of 2016 — and only 300 in 2007. Overall, during the past ten years, knife-related crimes in Germany have increased by more than 1,200%.

The media in Germany do not report most knife-related violence. Crimes that are reported are often dismissed as “isolated incidents,” unrelated to mass immigration. Moreover, many crime reports, including those in police blotters, omit any reference at all to the nationalities of the perpetrators and victims — ostensibly to avoid inflaming anti-immigration sentiments.

Merkel’s open-door migration policies have, however, set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public — including for self-defense.

The epicenter of knife-related violence in Germany is Berlin, where some areas are now so dangerous that they have effectively become no-go zones. In Neukölln and other neighborhoods with large immigrant communities, stabbings have become daily features of life. Migrants were responsible for at least 45% of the crimes committed in the German capital in 2016, according to the Berliner Morgenpost.

The northern cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven are also hotbeds of knife violence. In 2016, at least 469 people — more than one a day — were stabbed in Bremen, according to official documents obtained by the newspaper Bild. More than a dozen people in Bremen died of their stab wounds. Another 165 knife attacks were registered in nearby Bremerhaven, a 75% increase since 2014. Migrants, according to Bild, were found responsible for most of the violence.

Another flashpoint of knife violence is North Rhine-Westphalia; stabbings are rampant in Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf and Essen, among other cities. Düsseldorf’s city center has been particularly plagued by stabbings.

Many knife attacks appear to be random, indiscriminate assaults on innocent bystanders — especially at transport hubs and on public transportation:

Munich, October 21. A 33-year-old man randomly stabbed eight people, including a 12-year-old boy, at the Rosenheimer Platz. Police said they “assume” that the stabber, a serial offender with a long rap sheet, was suffering from a “mental disorder.”

Mönchengladbach, October 16. An 18-year-old Algerian, in Germany illegally, randomly drew a knife on a 65-year-old man in a wheelchair at the central train station.

Hamburg, October 15. A 23-year-old man was stabbed in a restaurant after he made “accidental eye contact” with his attacker.

Berlin, October 11. Two passersby were stabbed at the Neukölln subway station. Police said the attack was random and unprovoked.

Cologne, October 2. A 24-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint by a “dark-skinned” man (dunklen Teint) while on a train to Düsseldorf’s airport.
Mannheim, September 30. A 31-year-old man stabbed random passersby. Police fired a warning shot after pepper spray failed to subdue him.

Leipzig, July 27. A 46-year-old father at an amusement park with his family was stabbed and seriously injured when he was attacked by a group of Afghan youths.

Knife attacks increasingly involve teenagers and young children as well as women:

Gießen, November 15. Two “southern-looking” men (südosteuropäisch Aussehen) drew a knife on two children at a school playground and took their lunch money.
Dormagen, November 15. A 39-year-old man randomly drew a knife on a teenager at the Helmut-Schmidt-Platz. The attacker was transferred to a psychiatric ward.
Wiesbaden, November 14. A man drew a knife on a woman and her children in broad daylight at a playground. The woman said the man tried to steal her dog and when she resisted, attacked her.
Cologne, November 2. A 39-year-old woman was stabbed by a man on drugs.
Singen, October 4. Two 14-year-old children speaking Turkish drew a knife and assaulted several children at a playground.
Dortmund, October 1. A 15-year-old was stabbed after he tried to stop a fight between a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old at the Gustav-Heinemann school.
Freiburg, September 29. A 34-year-old woman was stabbed by another woman during a dispute in a parking lot.
Hermannsburg, August 29. A man drew a knife on a 22-year-old woman because she was supposedly holding up traffic in a parking garage.
In mass brawls between groups of people from different nationalities and ethnic groups, knives appear to be weapons of choice:

Erfurt, November 11. A 22-year-old Afghan was stabbed and seriously injured during an altercation with other Afghans at a multifamily house.

Rüdersdorf, November 11. A 19-year-old was seriously injured during a knife fight at a multifamily house.

Hamburg, November 9. Three men were stabbed during a knife fight in Eimsbüttel.

Berlin, November 7. A 21-year-old Vietnamese man was stabbed to death as he left his father’s convenience store in the Wilmersdorf district. The killer is still at large.

Bremen, November 2. A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death during a mass brawl in front of a kebab restaurant. A few hours earlier, another man had been shot to death in a nearby supermarket.

Hoyerswerda, October 25. A 23-year-old Libyan was slashed in the face during a fight with a 28-year-old Libyan and a 23-year-old Tunisian.

Bad Wildungen, October 16. An 18-year-old man was stabbed and seriously injured when a dozen people got into a knife fight.

Eschwege, October 15. A 23-year-old Afghan stabbed a 23-year-old Algerian during a mass brawl involving more than 40 people at a refugee shelter.

Dortmund, October 14. More than 40 migrants engaged in a knife fight at a refugee shelter. When police arrived, they were “massively attacked” by the mob. Police used dogs to restore order.

Cologne, October 14. A 22-year-old migrant from Africa was stabbed to death at the Ebertplatz in a knife fight involving six other Africans.

Öhringen, October 12. A 17-year-old German-Turk stabbed and seriously wounded a 19-year Pole during a knife fight.

Bielefeld, October 2. A 21-year-old man was repeatedly stabbed after he came to the aid of a couple being attacked by a group of Afghan men at a skate park. More than 20 people eventually joined the fight. The stabbing suspect is an 18-year-old Iraqi Kurd.

Naumburg, October 1. An 18-year-old Afghan and a 19-year-old Moroccan were stabbed during a mass brawl between persons of foreign origin.

Dortmund, September 3. A 34-year-old Bulgarian stabbed a 54-year-old Turk outside a restaurant.
Knives have also been used in “honor” violence and internecine disputes:

Bad Homburg, October 30. A 40-year-old man stabbed to death his 31-year-old wife and mother of their three children. Police said the man was angry that his wife was using social media.

Oldenburg, October 14. The trial began of a 37-year-old Iraqi accused of stabbing to death his wife, the mother of his five children, who were in the house at the time of the attack. According to the indictment, the Iraqi murdered his wife to restore the “family honor” after he believed she was having an affair with another man. The woman had, in fact, been attending German language courses.

Eggenfelden, October 4. A 47-year-old migrant from Kazakhstan castrated a 28-year-old Ukrainian migrant at a migrant shelter; the victim bled to death at the scene.

Leipzig, August 11. A 37-year-old Afghan stabbed to death his 34-year-old wife, who was pregnant with their third child. The couple’s two children were present at home during the crime.

Riederich, July 9. A 35-year-old Macedonian stabbed to death a 30-year-old Macedonian from a rival clan during a wedding.

Herzberg, June 29. Mohammad Hussain Rashwani, a 38-year-old migrant from Syria tried to behead 64-year-old Ilona Fugmann at her beauty salon. Fugmann had offered Rashwani a job as a hair stylist and German media praised him as an exemplar of successful integration. Mohammad reportedly had found it difficult to subordinate himself to his female boss.

Cologne, June 14. A 33-year-old Syrian stabbed and seriously injured his ex-wife at a supermarket in Cologne. He also stabbed his 13-year-old son after the boy intervened to protect his mother.

Cottbus, June 9. A 32-year-old Chechen man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for slitting his wife’s throat and throwing her out of the second-floor window of their apartment. The man was charged with manslaughter rather than murder because, according to the court, the “honor killing” was done in the heat of passion: the man thought that his wife had been unfaithful.

Knife attacks also occurred against social workers and public servants:

Pfaffenhofen, November 11. A 28-year-old Kazakh-German held a 31-year-old clerk at a youth welfare office hostage at knifepoint for more than five hours. He said he disagreed with the results of a custody battle, in which his one-year-old daughter would be sent to a foster home.

Göppingen, October 26. A “dark-skinned” man (dunklem Teint) drew a knife on a 54-year-old female train conductor when she asked him for his ticket.

Ahaus, October 12. A 28-year-old Nigerian was sentenced to 13 years in prison for stabbing to death a 22-year-old assistant at a refugee shelter.
Saarbrücken, June 7. A 27-year-old Syrian stabbed to death a 30-year-old psychologist working for the German Red Cross. The attacker and the psychologist reportedly got into an argument during a therapy session at a counselling center for traumatized refugees.

Attackers are often repeat offenders known to police:

Gießen, November 15. A 29-year-old Kosovar and a 19-year-old Albanian drew a knife on an undercover detective who caught them shoplifting. Police said the Kosovar was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Bielefeld, October 31. A 39-year-old man drew a knife on police during a routine identification check. Police said he had a long rap sheet that included burglary and dealing drugs.

Düsseldorf, October 17. A 27-year-old migrant, Khudeda Jamal Jindi, from Iraq, slashed a man in the face at Burgplatz. Police said he had a long rap sheet that included other knife crimes; it remains unclear why he was never deported.

Arnschwang, June 4. Mostafa J., a 41-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan, stabbed to death a five-year-old Russian at a refugee shelter. It later emerged that the man had a criminal history in Germany and should have been deported in 2011 but was not.
Recent knife-jihad attacks include:

Hamburg, July 28. A 26-year-old Palestinian, Ahmed A., stabbed to death one person and injured several others at a supermarket in the Barmbek district. Although he repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said he was a jihadist who wanted to die as a martyr, the newspaper Die Welt wrote: “It is still unclear whether the Barmbek murder is the work of a convinced Islamist or the desperate act of a mentally troubled person. His approach seems downright schizophrenic — or is it indeed calculated?”
Meanwhile, other knife-related crimes reported during October include:

Hagen, October 1. An unidentified man slashed a man with a machete at the central train station. Speyer, October 1. A 27-year-old man with a knife attacked police during an identification check at the central railway station. Werl, October 1. A “southern-looking” man (südländischer Typ) robbed on a 20-year-old man at knifepoint.

Wilhelmshaven, October 1. A man speaking German with an Eastern European accent robbed a gas station at knifepoint. Freiburg, October 2. Two “Turkish-looking” teenagers (türkisches Aussehen) robbed two teenagers at knifepoint in a public plaza. Ulm, October 2. Three “dark-skinned” men (dunkle Hautfarbe) robbed a 20-year-old man at knifepoint.

Soest, October 4. An 18-year-old Somali stabbed a 39-year-old German man at a railway station. Hamburg, October 5. A 24-year-old security guard at a clothing store was stabbed when he confronted two male shoplifters. Wolfsburg, October 6. Two men were slashed during a fight in the Hochring district. Wiesbaden, October 6. A 23-year-old man was stabbed in the city center.

Johanngeorgenstadt, October 7. Five teenagers had their knives confiscated during a weapons check at the German/Czech border. Münster, October 7. Two men robbed a 16-year-old at knifepoint at a bus stop. Bremen, October 8. Two men were stabbed during a fight in the city center.

Weinheim, October 9. A 24-year-old store clerk was stabbed by a 46-year-old client. Hofheim, October 10. A private security guard was slashed at an Oktoberfest celebration. Cologne, October 10. A 36-year-old man was stabbed by a 26-year-old at a kiosk in the Zollstock district.

Stade, October 11. A “southern-looking” man (südländischem Aussehen) stabbed and seriously injured a 38-year-old man. Berlin, October 13. A man was seriously injured in a knife fight at the Alexanderplatz. Kassel, October 15. Two “Arabic-speaking” men robbed a 43-year-old woman at knifepoint in the Wesertor district.

Niederstetten, October 17. A 19-year-old man stabbed a 30-year-old man in the stomach at a restaurant. The stabbing occurred after the 30-year-old allegedly “offended” the 19-year-old’s wife. Bremen, October 19. A 25-year-old man was stabbed by a group of males in the Huchting district. When police arrived to investigate, they were immediately surrounded by a mob of between 30 and 40 men. Police used teargas and dogs to restore order. Berlin, October 19. A 19-year-old Romanian was stabbed to death in the Tiergarten district.

Halle, October 19. A man was stabbed during an dispute over drugs. Düsseldorf, October 21. Two men were stabbed by four assailants in front of a McDonald’s restaurant in the city center. Stemwede, October 21. Three members of the same family were stabbed during a dispute. The attack was apparently initiated by a 43-year-old man opposed to his step-daughter’s choice of boyfriend.

Hamburg, October 22. An 18-year-old clerk at a cellphone store was stabbed by a 21-year-old man unhappy with the service. Hamburg, October 22. A 30-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach at the entrance to a subway station. Düsseldorf, October 22. A 21-year-old man was stabbed while trying to break up a fight.

Rheine, October 22. A 20-year-old Romanian stabbed a 44-year-old Romanian during a disagreement. Berlin, October 23. A 59-year-old man was stabbed and seriously injured at a store in the Schöneberg district. Leipzig, October 23. A 21-year-old man was stabbed during a fight at the central train station.

Solingen, October 23. A 19-year-old man was stabbed during an fight. Berlin, October 24. A 39-year-old man stabbed a 20-year-old man at the Jewish Hospital in the Wedding district. Hünstetten-Bechtheim, October 27. An 18-year-old man was stabbed at an annual festival.

Wangen, October 29. A 56-year-old man stabbed a 52-year old man during a disagreement at a restaurant. Chemnitz, October 29. A 27-year-old Libyan was stabbed during a knife fight involving migrants from North Africa.

Gießen, October 30. Two Syrian asylum seekers were stabbed during an altercation with another Syrian in the city center. Waldshut, October 30. A 32-year-old man was stabbed and seriously injured during a row at a bus station in the Tiengen district. Frankfurt, October 30. An apartment manager was stabbed and seriously injured when he attempted to evict a family from the premises.

Kulmbach, October 31. A 38-year-old Turk stabbed a 33-year-old German during a dispute. Berlin, October 31. Three men were injured during a knife fight involving six men at a store in the Schöneberg district. The Berliner Zeitung provided an unusually detailed account of the fight, including the ages of each of the participants, but failed to give any information about their nationality.

Robert Spencer: Inside Higher Ed Thinks Rational Discussion Is Aggressive and Dangerous
Monday, November 20, 2017 2:15 PM

One of the strangest, but unfortunately predictable, results of the fascist disruption of my event in Stanford University last week was new evidence of how deeply opposed the academic Left really is to the freedom of speech and free discourse.

Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, a self-proclaimed “reporter” with Inside Higher Ed, demonstrated in a hit piece on me that that publication is in lockstep with what is going on at colleges and universities nationwide: the demonization and forcible suppression of dissenting views.

In his piece, he tries to make an issue of my responding to attacks upon me and my work that were published in the Stanford Daily and the Stanford Review.

Apparently, Inside Higher Ed and Jeremy Bauer-Wolf think that I should have no right to respond, or that the attackers’ student status should give them immunity from being called out for their defamation and false statements.

Bauer-Wolf’s implication was that I endangered these students by responding to them, as it is a staple of Leftist fantasy that racist redneck MAGA-hat wearing right-wingers are brutalizing little Leftist snowflakes wantonly all over the country, when in reality the violent ones are the Leftist groups such as Antifa.

In any case, it isn’t as if the people to whom I responded wrote anonymously, and then I found out who they were and named them — they signed their names to their hit pieces, and the fellow who was ripping down the posters advertising my event put up the video of himself doing so, so if they didn’t want to go public with their positions, they have no one to blame but themselves. And if Bauer-Wolf was claiming that I was endangering them simply by criticizing them, then one could never write critically of anyone, for one would be endangering them.

Bauer-Wolf’s piece was filled with the usual propaganda. “In building up to speech by anti-Muslim activist at Stanford,” he wrote, “some questioned the appropriateness of hosting someone who has attacked students by name on his blog. Students stage walkout at event.”

In reality, I am no more “anti-Muslim” than foes of the Nazis were anti-German.

Bauer-Wolf added: “In a digital war of words, Robert Spencer, widely considered to be an anti-Islam extremist, mocked Stanford University students who criticized him before his talk at the elite institution Tuesday night.”

Widely — i.e., by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which Bauer-Wolf presents as a reliable guide to what constitutes “extremism.” He doesn’t bother to inform his hapless readers that the SPLC itself has been widely criticized for the obvious bias and sinister agenda of its “hate group” listings.

Then Bauer-Wolf got to the linchpin of his case: “On his blog Spencer named students, posted photos and videos of them, and referred to them as ‘fascists.’”

Bauer-Wolf here again misleads his readers, by not explaining that the people I named had already come out publicly denouncing me, and I was just responding to their attacks. And are they fascists? Yes. In The Coming of the Third Reich, historian Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, Stormtroopers (Brownshirts) “organized campaigns against unwanted professors in the local newspapers [and] staged mass disruptions of their lectures.” If you behave the same way fascists did, maybe you are one.

The intrepid Inside Higher Ed “reporter” did his best to dispel that impression, noting that “one statement from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell did not reference Spencer, but promised an inclusive campus environment. They also at length defended the need for free speech in higher education.”

But they were not really committed to free speech in higher education. Stanford officials Nanci Howe and Snehal Naik orchestrated the walkout by allowing in students they knew to be opposed to my event, while keeping out those who were sympathetic. Even some members of the sponsoring group, the College Republicans, were not allowed in. Then after the walkout, they refused repeated requests to allow in students who wanted to attend but had been unable to get in. If Stanford were still a university in any valid sense, Tessier-Lavigne and Drell, as well as Howe and Naik, would already have resigned in disgrace.

Regarding the walkout, Bauer-Wolf stated: “As a private institution, Stanford has no constitutional obligation to allow Spencer on campus — it is governed by its own policies.”

In reality, the Constitution is not at issue. What is at issue is the very mission and idea of a university, which is supposed to be a place where ideas are evaluated on their merits, and free inquiry is not just allowed, but encouraged.

Returning to his main accusation, Bauer-Wolf writes: “For at least a week, Spencer has responded on his blog Jihad Watch to multiple opinion writers in Stanford’s student press, at times dissecting the students’ and professors’ grievances with him line by line.”

This is called “intellectual exchange.” That a “reporter” for Inside Higher Ed would think it something heinous shows the low state of the academic establishment today.

Bauer-Wolf adds: “He has also criticized and identified students who have simply openly disagreed with his views or the event.”

No. They identified themselves. I just responded. He is saying I exposed them to harm by responding to their attacks. This is the bizarre world of Leftist academia, in which apparently one must suffer defamation in silence or be accused of further atrocities.

Poor Jeremy Bauer-Wolf! When he sees this article he will be requesting a police escort to his safe space. But if this article, or my posts responding to Stanford students, faculty and administrators, are endangering them, how is his article not endangering me?

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. Coming in November is his new book Confessions of an Islamophobe. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

Trump Administration Threatens to Shut Down Palestinian Office in D.C.
Monday, November 20, 2017 2:00 PM

President Donald Trump’s administration warned that the Palestinian office in Washington, D.C., would be shuttered if the PLO continues to mock peace talks with Israel.

President Donald Trump is insisting the Palestinian Liberation Organization get serious about peace talks with Israel, or face the consequences.

The warning came on the heels of a State Department determination that the Palestinian Liberation Organization has violated a law that prohibits it from pressing for International Criminal Court prosecution of Israel.

The Daily Caller News Foundation has more:

The State Department has determined that the PLO has violated a law stating that the PLO cannot push for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Israelis. Violation of this law means that the State Department could force the PLO to close its mission, The Associated Press reports.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated in September that the Palestinians have called for the ICC to “open an investigation and to prosecute Israeli officials for their involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people.”

Given the PLO’s violation, President Donald Trump has 90 days to assess whether the Palestinians are engaged in meaningful negotiations with Israel. If Trump decides that the negotiations are meaningful, the Palestinians can keep their D.C. office. But if not, the office will be shut down. It’s also possible that the Trump administration could close the office down before the 90-day window, but even if the office is closed, that doesn’t mean peace efforts have collapsed.

Trump’s team has already started working on a plan to bring peace to the Middle East 10 months after taking office. For Trump, achieving peace in that region is the “ultimate deal.” The plan will likely discuss Jerusalem and settlements in the West Bank. The Palestinians have expressed some amount of skepticism because of how Trump’s loud, unabashed support for Israel and the fact that several Trump staffers heading the plan are Jews, like Jason D. Greenblatt, chief negotiator, David M. Friedman, ambassador to Israel and Jared Kushner.

It’s unclear when the Trump administration will release a peace proposal.

Libya: At Slave Auctions, Muslim Smugglers Are Selling Off Migrants For As Little As $400
Monday, November 20, 2017 1:30 PM

Slavery is sanctioned in Islam. The word for a black person in Arabic is abid, or slave. Makes you scratch your head, doesn’t it? Consider how many African Americans convert to Islam. Or worse yet, Arabic is now mandatory in a Harlem public school. More proof of the epic failure of African American leadership.

This speaks to the power of disinformation and propaganda, and the effects of the brutal enforcement of the blasphemy laws under Islam (do not criticize Islam, under penalty of death). The truth remains hidden. Unfathomable human rights abuses and shocking war crimes remain largely unknown to the masses — not to the millions of victims, but they have been silenced.

Note also where this is happening. Obama rushed to remove a secular ruler who was working with us, but more importantly, containing the jihad threat. Of course he wasn’t the kind of ruler we would have liked to see in Libya or anywhere else. But what has come afterward has been much more. Since he was removed, Libya has descended into jihad chaos, and ISIS has developed a stronghold there.

Obama had America stand down while our Ambassador and American attaches were slaughtered in cold blood. And now jihad is sweeping across Libya like the plague, bringing in its wake the scourge of slavery and so many other evils.

“At Slave Auctions, Libya Smugglers Are Selling Off Migrants For As Little As $400,” by Jack Moore, Newsweek, November 14, 2017:

Migrants trying to reach Europe via North Africa are being sold at modern-day slave auctions by smugglers in Libya for as little as $400, a new investigation has revealed.

Along the Libyan coast, smugglers have racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars putting migrants on the perilous journey to Europe on rickety boats across the Mediterranean Sea. Now they are being sold off to buyers for manual labor, according to CNN.

Desperate migrants make their way through sub-Saharan Africa—either west or east—to Libya, a near-failed state wracked by years of civil war and lawlessness, to pay substantial sums to traffickers in hope of a new life on European shores.

According to the investigation, cell phone footage showed African men being sold, offered as one of the “big, strong boys for farm work.”

In the Libyan capital of Tripoli, an auction was witnessed for a man whose price rose from 500 dollars to $650. Some were sold for just $400, less than half the median weekly earnings of an American worker.

“Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big, strong man, he’ll dig,” an auctioneer said. “What am I bid, what am I bid?”

This situation has arisen because of the European and Libyan crackdown on smuggler vessels—meaning that those who arrive in Libya have no boats on which to leave, and the smugglers have nowhere to send the migrants.

Instead, the traffickers are attempting make money from migrants’ desperation.

Libyan authorities in the city say they have knowledge of the smuggling operations in the country, but not slave auctions. “They fill a boat with 100 people, those people may or may not make it,” First Lieutenant Naser Hazam of the Libyan government’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency told CNN.

“[The smuggler] does not care as long as he gets the money, and the migrant may get to Europe or die at sea.”

Previous investigations by Newsweek have shown that smugglers, particularly in the coastal town of Zuwara, drew in hundreds of migrants from across Africa, from Egypt, Sudan, and Niger, using social media.

In 2015, the smugglers brazenly used Facebook accounts and charts of the range of prices for their services……

Geller Report Exclusive: Pakistani Christian Facing Death on “Blasphemy” Charges Pleads for Help
Monday, November 20, 2017 1:05 PM

I received this disturbing email from a Pakistani Christian who is facing the death penalty for “blasphemy.” If the enemedia narrative were true, moderate Muslims all over Pakistan would be racing to defend Faraz Parvaiz, and standing with him against these false blasphemy charges. Where is the Moderate Muslim movement, either in Pakistan or anywhere else?

At any rate, Europeans and Americans can expect these kinds of arrests and prosecutions in the future, and sooner than most people think. It’s why Western elites and enemedia sharia advocates blamed us when jihadists tried to kill us all in Garland, Texas. It’s why the FBI did nothing to stop it. Because the laws that are being used to persecute Faraz Parvaiz are the same laws that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is trying to intimidate the West into adopting, and that so many Westerners are willing to accept voluntarily in exchange for a false sense of security.

Faraz Parvaiz needs our help. Please publicize his plight on any platform you have. The more attention we call to these human rights abuses, the better chance we have of getting the perpetrators to stop, and give justice to people such as Faraz Parvaiz and so many others like him.

Respected Pamela Geller

I, Faraz Pervaiz, (815-14c01474)Pakistani Christian am writing to inform you that there has been a significant change in my case since it was previously rejected by the UNHCR. A First Initial Report (FIR) by the police has been filed against me and posted in several major news papers in the country.

The FIR NO: 07/2017 Dated 19.03.2017 U/S 295-A,295-B,295-C,298-A,298-B, 109 PPC R/W Section II of PECA 2016 and Section 6(F), 7(B), and 9-ATA of FIA NR3c Islamabad.

was posted by the Police Station Cyber Crime FIA Islamabad. In the Proclamation Order I am accused of violating

What this means is that I have been accused of Blasphemy, a serious crime in Pakistan, the punishment for which is a severe infringement on the most basic of human rights to freely practice or not practice religion. The reason I am accused of these crimes is because I spoke critically of Islam on my personal Facebook page and in videos posted by my church, The Refuge of David.

Individuals found guilty of Blasphemy in Pakistan are subject to extremely harsh sentences, including life in prison and at times the death penalty. My name and address were also published in the proclamation and aside from legal problems I am now at risk of reprisal attacks or murder by vigilante groups as well as proscribed terrorist groups, both of which have carried out extra-judicial executions in the country on the grounds of blasphemy charges.

Compounding the risk of my return is the fact that I have already been receiving threats from vigilantes in Pakistan due to my religious and political beliefs and my videos have been circulated among extremists, including those belonging to networks connected to proscribed terrorist groups such as LeT, TTP and likely many others. This comes at a time where LeT’s political front Milli Muslim League is growing in popularity. One of MML’s most important political figures is Hafez Saed, who founded LeT. Hafez is running for office, carries considerable political influence but is a proscribed terrorist by the United States and other nations. The political environment in Pakistan could not be more dangerous for me than it is now, and I have reviewed fatwas against me accusing me of various crimes revolving around offenses to Islam.

If I am returned to Pakistan it is certain I will be subject to vast human rights violations on the basis of my religious beliefs and critical view of certain religious theology and religious politics which are commonly held in Pakistan. There is also concern that Pakistan will seek to extradite me through Interpol return me for trial on the basis of my religious and political beliefs.

To not do so would leave me vulnerable to the conditions described above at a time it is certain I would face severe persecution and even death for my religious and political beliefs, which are protected by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

I thank you for your timely consideration of these facts and have attached the relevant documents for review.

Please Write and Artical for Me to Save My whole family,My 8 Family members are in IDC Bangkok

FOLLOWING LINKS ARE  NEWSPAPERS  DATED 14-11-2017

https://epaper.dawn.com/Advt.php?StoryImage=14_11_2017_006_008

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/Index.aspx?Issue=NP_LHE&Page=Commerce_Page014&Date=20171114&Pageno=14

http://e.jang.com.pk/11-14-2017/pindi/page21.asp


 

Liar-in-Chief: Obama Lied About Al Qaeda Strength Before Election
Monday, November 20, 2017 12:30 PM

Barack Obama, in the leadup to the 2012 presidential election, downplayed the strength of al Qaeda — an obvious effort to make himself appear bigger and more powerful on the foreign policy front.

Apparently, even the New York Times can’t hide Barack Obama’s deceptions any longer.

What’s most interesting about the finding is that it comes via the New York Times, a newspaper that’s not exactly known as an Obama-hater.

The Weekly Standard has the news:

A top foreign correspondent at the New York Times said Friday that the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al Qaeda’s strength in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.

“The overall narrative that I think was being pushed to the press, and if you look back at the editorials that were done when that trove came out, was an image of bin Laden isolated, he had lost control of this group,” Rukmini Callimachi said during an event at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, referring to the 17 hand-picked documents released by the Obama administration in May of 2012.

Her remarks triggered the following question from Kim Dozier, a former top correspondent for the Associated Press and CBS, and current executive editor of the Cipher Brief: “Do you think that was something that was kept from the public’s view because it revealed that there had to be reams of communication going back and forth, which means U.S. intelligence, Western intelligence, was missing this?”

“Think back to when bin Laden was killed. It was 2011, it was right before a major campaign season. I don’t want to underplay the role that the killing of Osama bin Laden had,” said Callimachi. “But I think that that was theorized into something much bigger.”

“The head of the organization has been killed, and now—these are literally quotes that I would get: the organization has been ‘decimated,’ the organization is in ‘disarray,’ the organization is ‘on the run,’” she continued. “At the same time that we were preparing to pull out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, I think that it was important to portray this as a problem that no longer existed.”

The Trump administration released roughly 470,000 files in November that were captured in the Abbottabad raid. Only a few hundred were released under the Obama administration, despite one official’s description of the haul as enough to fill a “small college library.”

When Callimachi was covering West Africa in 2011, Obama administration officials and others told her that al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which had just taken over the northern half of Mali, “was actually not really connected to al Qaeda.”

“The narrative I would get is that . . . it had opportunistically taken the al Qaeda name in order to have prestige and scare people, and that in fact those people were just criminals,” she said.

In 2013, after AQIM had been cleared out of the area, Callimachi began sorting through thousands of files that had been left in the city of Timbuktu. She discovered evidence that “central” al Qaeda commanders were actually “micromanag[ing]” the Malians who the Obama administration had said had no ties to al Qaeda.

“Suddenly, my worldview, which had been informed by officials . . . started to fall apart,” she said. “Suddenly, I was seeing that this group that I was told really had no ties, with no connection . . . was in fact being micromanaged by al Qaeda central.”

Callimachi said that the recently released documents from the bin Laden raid underscore the reality of the relationship between al Qaeda and its affiliates.

“In fact, the new trove that has now come out confirms very much what I was seeing in Mali, which is not just real connective tissue, but connective tissue to the point of [these affiliates] being micromanaged from Afghanistan and Pakistan,” she said. “Very minor personnel decisions are being decided by the group thousands of miles away.”

The newly released files, which panelists said represented the “digital life” of Osama bin Laden and his family, include bin Laden’s personal journal, video of his son, Hamza bin Laden, audio reports on al Qaeda in Iraq, and communications about the Pakistani Taliban.

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ Thomas Joscelyn, who along with Bill Roggio has been pushing for the full release of bin Laden documents since 2012, said the administration attached a narrative to those files that al Qaeda was “on the decline” and that “there was no cohesion” among terror groups fighting from West Africa to the Middle East.

“That narrative that came out in 2012, we knew immediately was wrong, totally wrong, and was basically a cherry picked version of what’s going on,” he said.

Updated: The panel discussed the extensive bureaucratic infighting among U.S. intelligence agencies that led to the information from the documents not only being withheld from the public but also kept from key elements of the intelligence community. “I was hearing from intelligence analysts from within the US government saying: ‘We can’t get our hands on these files.’ It’s strange,” said Dozier.