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Pope welcomes leader of Muslim group tied to financing of jihad terror to Vatican
Monday, September 25, 2017 3:00 PM

This Pope seems hell-bent on making sure that Europe commits suicide. He is betraying the Catholic (and non-Catholic) people of Europe, and encouraging the entrance into Europe of people among whom he knows there will be violent jihadis, and he doesn’t care. Europeans dead? It’s the price of diversity!

“Pope Francis Welcomes Leader of Muslim World League to Vatican,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, September 21, 2017:

Pope Francis met with the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL) in the Vatican Wednesday, a group that has been tied to Saudi financing of jihadist terrorism and the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who served for several years as Saudi minister of justice in Riyadh and is now secretary general of the MWL, expressed the appreciation of the Muslim world for the pope’s “fair positions” regarding “the false claims that link extremism and violence to Islam,” as well as for his insistence that extremism is not distinctive of Islam but is found among followers of all religions.

The Muslim World League is a Saudi Government-funded Islamic non-governmental organization, founded on May 18, 1962 in Mecca for the propagation of Islamic teachings. Despite the group’s official opposition to violence and terrorism and its pursuit of intercultural dialogue, it has been the subject of several ongoing counterterrorism investigations in the U.S. related to Hamas, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

Two months after the 9/11 jihadist attacks on U.S. soil, Newsweek writer Evan Thomas reported that the Muslim World League was one of “two interrelated global charities” directly funded by the Saudi government that were used by Osama bin Laden to finance his operations. The organizations were left off the list of groups sanctioned by the United States “in order to avoid embarrassing the Saudi government,” Thomas wrote.

In 2004, Harper’s Magazine declared that the Muslim World League had been “long known to have funneled money to Al Qaeda” and is financed directly by the Saudi government. “MWL is an evangelical organization that was created to help spread Wahhabism, the Saudi brand of Islamic fundamentalism,” the article stated.

According to the New York Times, an internal, top-secret report from the Treasury Department obtained through the Freedom of Information Act stated that the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), “an offshoot of the Muslim World League,” supported terrorist organizations beginning in the early 1990s “through to at least the first half of 2006.”

The MWL has also come under fire for its alleged anti-Semitism and the Anti-Defamation League claims that the MWL has frequently been a platform for anti-Israeli rhetoric. It has also been accused of using its English-language “Journal” to spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

At their first International Islamic Conference on Dialogue in Mecca in 2008, the MWL invited Yusuf al-Qaradawi to speak. During his speech, he said he would “never sit with Jews on one platform and never hold dialogue with those Jews who have committed injustice against us and support Israel.”

On Tuesday, Al-Issa spoke at an international conference in Rome on “Tolerance in Islam” along with Joseph Levi, the former chief rabbi in Florence, and Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

For his audience with the Pope, Al-Issa was accompanied by a delegation of seven people. The Vatican released a series of photographs of the encounter, during which the two men reportedly exchanged views on a number of “issues of common interest” including peace and global harmony, and discussed cooperation on issues of peaceful coexistence and the spread of love….

Muslim IT worker at center of House scandal accused of abusing three Muslim women
Monday, September 25, 2017 2:30 PM

As the scandal widens and worsens, the media goes to extraordinary lengths not to cover it.

“Five Capitol Hill technology aides said that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access.” (more here)

“House IT Worker At Center Of Scandal Allegedly Abused Three Muslim Women,” by Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller, September 20, 2017:

Multiple women in relationships with Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have recently called Virginia law enforcement and alleged being abused by him, police reports obtained under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act show.

Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she “just wanted to leave,” while the second said she felt like a “slave,” according to Fairfax County Police reports obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. A third woman claimed she was being kept “in captivity.”

The third woman is Awan’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, who said in court documents that Awan invoked his authority as a congressional employee to intimidate immigrant women, in part by telling them he had the power to have people kidnapped.

All but two of the nearly two dozen Democratic women Awan worked for in the House declined to comment on the police reports.

Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, refused to fire Awan for months after his Feb. 2, 2017 banishment from the House computer network due to his being a suspect in a criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Capitol Police into a major cybersecurity breach.

Wasserman Schultz said that “as a mother, a Jew, and a member of Congress,” she wanted to defend his rights, a sentiment echoed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, an Ohio Democrat. Rep. Gregory Meeks, a New York Democrat. Wasserman Schultz also claimed allegations against Awan might stem from Islamophobia. All three women are Muslim.

Awan’s attorney, Chris Gowen, a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, has blasted journalists covering the investigation. The press “should be reminded that Imran Awan is a husband and a father, not a political pawn,” Gowen said.

Awan’s attorneys declined to comment to TheDCNF on the police reports.

Neither of the other two women who complained are married to Awan, though both were apparently in relationships with him. Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, worked as an IT aide for dozens of members of Congress, including Wasserman Schultz. The two women who called the police both lived in the same Alexandria, Va., complex but in different apartments for which Imran paid.

A crying Salam Chaudry called police in December 2015 to the Manitoba Apartment complex for a “domestic dispute,” according to a Fairfax County police report.

The investigating officer wrote that “Imran Awan was not supposed to live there and [Chaudry] wanted him to leave … It appeared that the two people were in a romantic relationship. Ms. Salam had a [redacted] that she said happened when she was doing dishes. Ms. Salam said she just wanted to leave and go to a shelter as she has no money. Ms. Salam has two children that were both at the residence both under the age of 8.”

The officer wrote that he “asked Ms. Salam why she was crying and calling police. Ms. Salam insisted nothing happened but that she wanted to leave. I went and spoke to Mr. Awan who quickly advised that he wanted to speak with a lawyer.”

“I asked him about the small amount of dried blood that appeared to be on his left hand,” the officer wrote. “He stated that it was from when his ‘roommate’ was getting the phone from him … After he left, I stayed and spoke with Ms. Salam about getting a protective order.”

Samara Siddique told authorities in a July 18, 2016 police report that “her boyfriend treat her bad and keep her there like a slave … [she] wants him out of her life. Ms. Siddique wanted info on how to obtain a restraining order against him.” The July 18 incident was the third time in less than a year police had responded to altercations between Siddique and Awan, once finding “small cut[s] on stomach and arm.”

The stepmother, Gilani, said on page 22 of this court document that after she had called the police, “Imran Awan showed up and threatened me for calling the police. Mr. Shahid Imran Awan threatened that he is very powerful and if I ever call the police [he] will do harm to me and my family members back in Pakistan and one of my cousins here in Baltimore.”…

Has Germany Never Learned?
Monday, September 25, 2017 2:00 PM

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany has risen by four percent over the past few months, due in large part to the open doors to Islamic refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.

Mostly Muslim refugees in Germany have contributed to the country’s increase in anti-Semetic crimes — but according to the government, the real anti-Jewish elements in the nation are the conservative groups.

But some in the country are actually blaming conservatives and right-wing groups for the increase in anti-Semitic incidents.

The Interior Ministry announced the hike in anti-Jewish acts of violence just a few days ago.

#disqus_thread" target="_blank">Breitbart has more:

The number of anti-Semitic offences in Germany has gone up from 654 in 2016 to 681 this year according to the German Interior Ministry. The number of violent attacks has also increased, though the number of “hate speech” incidents has slightly decreased Die Welt reports.

The report comes after a request from German Green Party politician Volker Beck who noted the numbers only reflected, “the cases in which the persons concerned had dared to go to the police.” Beck said the true number of anti-Semitic incidents could be much higher.

The Interior Ministry noted that 93 per cent of the anti-Semitic offences came from far-right extremists, with the rest being divided between Islamic extremists and far-left extremists.

The data largely contradicts that of surveys of members of the Jewish community in Germany who say that Islamic extremism plays a far larger role than authorities care to admit.

Benjamin Steinitz, head of the Research and Information Center for Anti-Semitism (RIAS) in Berlin said that he sees problems with the government data. He noted that when investigators see slogans like “Jews Out” written on walls they often attribute it to far-right extremists despite it also being popular in Islamist circles.

Steinitz referred to a report from earlier this year that surveyed German Jews in which eight percent said they knew someone who had been a victim of violence in the last twelve months. According to the report, Muslims were seen as being responsible for 83 per cent of physical assaults and 62 per cent of verbal insults.
German schools have also become mired in anti-Semitic incidents, particularly in the German capital of Berlin. Earlier this year a Jewish student was forced to switch schools because of physical and verbal harassment he faced at the hands of Muslim students.

It was also revealed by a report conducted by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) that the phrase” You Jew!” had become a common insult in Berlin schools with high populations of students from migrant backgrounds. The report also claimed that local mosque leaders were influencing students to the extent that they were attempting to enforce Islamic morality on school grounds.

Minnesota: Authorities claim motive of Muslim who stabbed people while screaming “Allahu akbar” is unclear
Monday, September 25, 2017 1:00 PM

Adan shouted “Allahu akbar”  and first asked some victims if they were Muslim before stabbing them.

And they can’t figure out his motive? Is there no end to the willful ignorance and insanity of those who have a sworn responsibility to protect the people? His motive couldn’t be more obvious, but it is the one thing that is forever untouchable: Islam.

“One year later, motive of St. Cloud mall attacker remains unclear,” by Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, September 17, 2017:

Two months before he plunged kitchen knives into 10 shoppers at St. Cloud’s Crossroads Center mall, after reportedly asking some if they were Muslim, Dahir Adan shared a radically different message on Twitter.

“Don’t ever say that ISIS represents Islam,” read part of a post @D_Adan retweeted on July 4, 2016.

That same terrorist group would deem the 20-year-old Adan a “soldier of the Islamic State” hours after he was gunned down by an off-duty police officer inside the mall on Sept. 17, 2016. The FBI, for its part, quickly labeled the case a “potential act of terrorism.”

But one year after Adan’s rampage, newly unsealed court filings detailing the FBI’s early response underline the difficulty that persists in trying to unwrap the young man’s motivation and determine whether he had any guidance from virtual terror planners abroad.

Days after sending more than 20 agents to St. Cloud to interview scores of witnesses, the FBI obtained search warrants for Adan’s social media accounts, the Toyota Camry he was driving when he struck a bicyclist on his way to the mall and four digital devices, according to court filings. But authorities still say they may never know what sparked Adan’s decision to bring two Farberware kitchen knives to the mall that night.

FBI special agent in charge Richard Thornton told reporters last year that the bright young college student may have been radicalized “almost overnight,” growing withdrawn and scolding relatives for not being more devout….

Authorities have not found contacts between Adan and operatives of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, instead pointing to witness statements that Adan shouted “Allahu akbar,” an Arabic phrase meaning “God is great,” and that he first asked some victims if they were Muslim before stabbing them….

An official ISIS magazine, Rumiyah, further lionized Adan as “our brother Dahir Adan” in its October 2016 publication, listing only the St. Cloud attack among its U.S. “operations” in an annual roundup of the group’s affiliated attacks worldwide. The publication described the stabbing victims as “kuffar,” or disbelievers, and published an image of paramedics tending to a victim outside the mall.

The same issue published an article recommending using knives in attacks because of their wide availability. But, perhaps in response to Adan’s attack, the group “explicitly advised” against kitchen knives “as their basic structure is not designed to handle the kind of vigorous application used for assassinations and slaughter.”

The group also wrote that it was “essential to leave some kind of evidence or insignia identifying the motive and allegiance” to ISIS — either a note pinned to a body or a recorded “final testament if the operation will be of a nature where the expected outcome is one’s shahadah,” or death….

A family friend who declined to be identified for this story said that one year later, he still “didn’t have a clue” as to what happened to Adan….

The opacity of Adan’s case has been difficult for St. Cloud, said Natalie Ringsmuth, who directs #UniteCloud, a nonprofit that has worked to ease cultural tensions. Ringsmuth said the stabbing is still referenced by anti-Muslim activists visiting the city, as recently as last week. Meanwhile, she said not knowing whether Adan was indeed radicalized has curbed the opportunity to discuss preventing a similar episode….

Islamic Contract Marriages: When Sheikhs Marry, Rape and Divorce Child Brides, All in One Week
Monday, September 25, 2017 11:30 AM

In poverty-ridden India, families have been pushed to sell their daughters, some as young as age 11, to wealthy Islamic sheikhs to marry.

And these men don’t treat them well.

Girls as young as age 11 are being sold into marriage with wealthy Islamic sheikhs — who in turn, treat them terribly.

Sometimes, these girls are married then raped — then divorced — all within the same week.

The Express Tribune blog has more:

Poverty is not a crime, but it surely is a curse for docile Muslim girls in the poverty-driven city of Hyderabad, India. Why, you ask? Because young girls from impoverished families are forced to marry ageing and rich men.

Since the 90s, Hyderabad has been a hunting ground for the rich philanderers from oil-rich countries to seek young and virgin brides. Over the years, numerous unfortunate stories of teenaged brides wedded to ageing Arabs have unfolded at regular intervals. Recently, 20 people were arrested in a major crackdown against a ‘Sheikh marriage’ racket, which hints towards a much greater issue.

Amidst poor living conditions and rising dowry demands from local suitors, families are compelled to marry off their teenage girls (as young as 14 and sometimes even 11) to Sheikhs from the Gulf or African countries. For an agreed amount, the poor girls are wedded off to these rich Sheikhs who are almost their father’s age.

Nevertheless, for countless poor families in the poverty-ridden city, this monetary proposal is irresistible. Besides, the fact that families are so large, with seven to 10 children, paying exorbitant sums of cash as dowry becomes difficult. Desperate families find it easier to receive a good amount through a contract marriage from an older man, rather than paying a prospective groom’s family from their own pocket.

And so, the girls settle for a nikkah against their wishes, as they are blindsided by their parents who tell them they are doing it for their family’s needs and requirements. Most often, the story unfolds with the common narrative that there is no money to feed the younger siblings, so if she puts her selfishness aside and gets married to the old man, she can rescue them and become the family’s saviour. The girl is ultimately left with no choice whatsoever.

As bizarre as it may sound, the wealthy Sheikh bails out the poverty-stricken family like a knight in shining armour, by making a deal with the needy parents for a few thousand rupees. Next, the child bride ends up selling both her body and soul to the old man, who is interested only in raping the virgin bride. Although earlier, these men used to take their child wives back to their native countries as third or fourth wives. But now days, they either become maids or are sold as sex slaves.

Unfortunately, contract marriages seem to be on a rise. The rich Sheikhs coming from Gulf countries marry young girls and end up signing divorce papers at the same time. The divorce papers are dated after a week or two post the marriage date. In between the nikkah and the divorce date, the virgin bride is raped multiple times in a local lodge or a posh hotel, depending upon the amount of money the Sheikh gives to the broker. When it is time for the rich Arab to move out of Hyderabad, the girl is sent back to her home.

Shamelessly, the whole shebang of the deal is arranged by marriage brokers with the local Qazi, so that the old grooms can easily leave their brides back and return to their countries after doing what they had come for. Like many others, you must be wondering why a contract marriage though? Since Islam forbids prostitution, contract marriages are a simple way to dodge the forbidden act. However, contract marriages are also against Islamic rules, but some of the Qazis are ready to bend Shariah rules for the sake of money.

While the old peadophile returns to his home country unharmed, the divorced girl’s life changes for the worse. With her virginity lost, the now useless and ‘unclean’ girl is no more accepted back in her home. This is the reason why most often these girls (with no education or skill) either fall prey to prostitution or are married multiple times.

However, now that the Sheikh marriage ring is busted and the police has arrested three Qazis, five marriage brokers and four lodge owners along with nationals from Qatar and Oman, there is hope that the nexus between the brokers, the lodge owners and the Qazis can be broken.

This in turn can help in taming this curse of Hyderabad. But then, till the time the parents do not stop seeing their girl child as a means to get away from poverty, nothing can change.

Rich Higgins, On Why He Was Fired From the White House
Monday, September 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Rich Higgins, a former Army veteran who was hired as a national security surrogate for President Donald Trump — but who was then fired — said H.R. McMaster let him go because of ideological differences.

Specifically, Higgins claimed McMaster fired him because of a memo he wrote that spelled out how globalists were trying to undermine Trump’s presidency.

Rich Higgins was fired by H.R. McMaster.

Higgins also said the pressures against this particular president are unprecedented, and strategic.

The Daily Caller has more of the story:

When Ezra Cohen from the National Security Council was fired a week later, Higgins’ memo and the back-to-back firings sparked instant intrigue on social media. “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd invited McMaster to do an interview about Higgins’ firing in August, and both men called into question Higgins’ work and reputation.

Since then, Higgins reports that he has had no explanation for the transpired events, saying “I’m still waiting for Chuck Todd to give me a phone call” to explain what really happened, he says in this exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. Higgins also claims that no mainstream reporter will contact him, further confirming the total corruption of the fourth estate that is deceiving the American people.

Higgins explains that what America is experiencing is far beyond any normal politics. As a military strategic planner, the venom, vitriol and barrage of narratives directed by the media and cultural elites at a duly-elected president can be seen in an ideological light. Higgins explains that the “nature of the president’s election informed the reaction to his assumption of power.”

Globalists and those who prefer international governance to constitutional are repelled by the notion of national sovereignty and American interests. Trump’s campaign refrain to “build a wall,” Higgins explains, was a clever boiling down of sovereignty to the natural need for a nation to enforce and have borders.

He says he was fired for remaining based in reality and not succumbing to the politically correct, multicultural self-delusion popular in the governing elite.

“There are a lot of external influences — whether that be oil wealth from the Middle East, our own ideologically incapable folks who, you know, because they exist in the post-modernist multi-culturalist worldview, they can’t believe that an enemy really would fight you and believe he has to kill you because of his religion,” Higgins said.

He also calls on Trump supporters to have “strategic patience” with Trump, who came in as a classic counter-revolutionary. It’s going to be a long fight, Higgins says, but he and others plan to continue it on the outside. Losses will be inevitable because of some internal weak links and other challenges, but he tells Trump supporters to “soldier up.”

Higgins encourages more people to read more about information campaigns, ideological battles and the long term efforts from the Frankfurt school and liberal intellectuals to use cultural Marxism subversion to subvert American exceptionalism via political turmoil and manipulation of public opinion.

LIVESTREAM VIDEO: Berkeley Free Speech Rally
Monday, September 25, 2017 2:57 AM

Here’s a video of what actually happened today at Milo’s Free Speech Rally. The enemedia coverage of this wonderful event was pure fiction.
We did what exactly what we said we would do. Pity the police who refused to let hundreds who came.

More coverage here.

Milo: “I wish I had been able to speak for longer today, but a yelling protester made it impossible for any of our speakers to be heard (Berkeley refused to allow us any amplified sound), and Antifa showed up and I was told we had to evacuate”

Here is the gender confused screamer:

And this:

Milo writes, “At Berkeley today the police were asking for “tickets” when it wasn’t a ticketed event. HUNDREDS of people were waiting to get in. The press wasn’t showing the lines outside and instead kept asking why no one had shown up when there were about 500 people waiting to get in.

The vast majority of the crowd was still waiting outside, being held by police, when I spoke. The entire Berkeley College Republican group was refused entry. The police even had a device that was nuking our drone signal.

We were denied any amplified sound whatsoever and police refused to remove screeching protesters who made it impossible to deliver any speeches.

But you know what? I’d have come out today if a SINGLE person wanted to hear me and got into the plaza. And I’ll keep coming. Thanks to everyone who stood out in the sun. God bless everyone. Despite the machinations of every component of the Berkeley and UC Berkeley administration, we showed up. We will keep showing up. See you back in Berkeley next year!”

Breitbart News Coverage on Berkeley Free Speech March
Monday, September 25, 2017 12:22 AM

The coverage of our free speech march at Berkeley is vicious. Breitbart is unique — a rational, reliable news source.

MILO Marches on Berkeley for Free Speech Week Despite Event Cancellation

By Lucas Nolan, Breitbart, September 24, 2017:

Despite Free Speech Week being canceled due to pressure from university administrators, former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO appeared on the UC Berkeley campus Sunday to address his many fans.

Arriving with Pamela Geller and Mike Cernovich, MILO marched towards Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley, where he stopped to give a speech to the free speech supporters that had arrived at the university. MILO told the San Francisco Chronicle that many more fans had been kept outside of the university by Berkeley PD.

“I hope you’re reporting that the police kept HUNDREDS (400-500) of supporters outside to make the crowd look tiny,” said MILO. “There were 500 people waiting to get in. They let in 75.”

Many protesters turned up to denounce MILO, including Yvette Felarca, the Northern California Coordinator of radical leftist group By Any Means Necessary and former Berkeley middle school teacher who was arrested this summer on charges of inciting and participating in a riot and assault likely to cause great bodily injury during a 2016 protest.

Protesters marched around Sproul Plaza as MILO spoke, carrying large banners denouncing MILO:

He also signed a number of autographs and spoke to fans:

He can be seen in one clip saying, “The Purpose of today was to show up on campus no matter what and to let them know we’ll be back as many times as it will take.”

MILO was then escorted from UC Berkeley by his security detail:

MILO discussed his sudden exit in a post on his Facebook page, saying, “I wish I had been able to speak for longer today, but a yelling protester made it impossible for any of our speakers to be heard (Berkeley refused to allow us any amplified sound), and Antifa showed up and I was told we had to evacuate.”

Photos/Video: Free Speech Rally at Berkeley #WeOvercame
Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:43 PM

We marched at Berkeley amid an army of police, freedom lovers and fascists. Despite the unending fight to stop us, the obstacles thrown up at every turn by a crippled administration, we locked arms and marched unbowed.

Berkeley Police officers stand guard for planned speech by Milo Yiannopoulos in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Daisy Nguyen)

Milo: “I hope you’re reporting that the police kept HUNDREDS (400-500) of supporters outside to make the crowd look tiny. There were 500 people waiting to get in. They let in 75.”

The press was overwhelmingly hostile — no surprise there.

Milo Yiannopolous is greeted by dozens of counter-protesters on UC Berkeley campus

LA Times, September 24, 2017:

Milo Yiannopolous is greeted by dozens of counter-protesters on UC Berkeley campus
By Benjamin Oreskes and Javier Panzar Contact Reporters, LA Times, September 24, 2017:
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was greeted by dozens of counter-protesters Sunday as he arrived on the UC Berkeley campus for what turned out to be a very brief speech.

Wearing a denim jacket over a sweatshirt resembling an American flag, Yiannopoulos and his entourage showed up shortly after noon at Sproul Plaza on campus and was jeered by a large group of counter-demonstrators. The crowd included a smaller contingent of Trump supporters.

Security was tight and only about 100 people were allowed into the plaza after passing through metal detectors.

Yiannopolous spoke briefly to the crowd, sang the National Anthem and posed for selfies with supporters before he was escorted away. The entire event lasted about 20 minutes.

Surrounded by reporters, body guards and screaming protesters, Yianapoulols later told the Times that he had accomplished his mission.

“The purpose of today was to show up on campus no matter what and to let them know we’ll be back as many times as it will take,” he said.

He said he was pleased with the way things turned out Sunday, saying the event “was fine. It was great.”

Yiannopoulos announced Saturday that he would hold his own forum at the university after the organizers of a far-right speakers series on the campus canceled their event, which was supposed to kick of Sunday.

“We are unable to hold an official UC Berkeley speaking event,” Yiannopoulos said. “So we’re going to host an unofficial one.”

The Free Speech Week event seemed to be in trouble in recent days as organizers failed to meet Berkeley’s deadlines for renting indoor venues on campus, while at the same time some scheduled speakers either canceled plans to attend or said they never agreed to appear.

Yiannopoulos, who struggled to help organize the festival, said he still planned to speak on Sunday at Sproul Plaza, where the university’s free-speech movement began. The campus has become the national staging ground for confrontations between the right and left

By 11 a.m. Sunday, dozens of counter-protesters from the group Refuse Fascism and others began gathering near the plaza, chanting “No Trump, No KKK, No Facist USA.” They faced off with Trump supporters, some wearing red hats emblazoned with the slogan “Make America Great Again,” as police in riot gear stood nearby.

The two groups were surrounded by hordes of reporters as several rival demonstrators engaged in heated debate over Yiannopoulos’ anticipated appearance.

Campus police set up barricades around the plaza, where backpacks, frozen fruits and other items that could possibly used as a weapon were banned.

Christopher Corsi, 24, said he drove overnight from Phoenix to Berkeley for the chance to see Yiannopoulos. He said he loves how “absolutely outrageous” Yiannopoulos is and how he riles up the left. He said he hopes Yiannopoulos gets the chance to speak.

“I don’t think shutting down other people’s point of view is good for the left or the right,” Corsi said. “I’m not even convinced [Yiannopoulos] even believes what he says. He might just be trolling everybody.”

Andrea Grenburg, 34, a Berkeley resident, said she supports free speech, not the kind of hate speech that she believes Yianopoulos promotes, and that is why she wanted to show up to make her views known.

“If no one speaks up, the hatred festers,” she said. “When you don’t do anything, you can’t complain.”

Kris Hanson, who has four children, said he drove from out of town to rally with fellow Trump supporters..

“I wanted to stand against the leftist fascists in our community,” said Hanson, who was wearing a “Kid Rock for Senate” T-shirt.

Supporters of President Trump and members of the left wing activist groups By Any Means Necessary and Refuse Fascism yelled at each other in roving skirmishes all morning.

Christian Silva, a 29 year old from Fullerton, said he drove up to hear Milo speak and was disappointed the event had devolved into shouting matches.

“They are not here for dialogue,” he said of the counter-protesters. “I’ll dialogue with anybody about anything but that’s not what they want.”

Yiannopoulos had complained to reporters that the university tried to sabotage plans for Free Speech Week by making it difficult for organizers to make logistical arrangements and to meet certain deadlines.

But UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said such claims were “without basis in fact.”

“The university was prepared to do whatever was necessary to support the 1st Amendment rights of the student organization,” Mogulof said in a statement.

UC Berkeley has incurred at least $1.4 million in security costs since February, when Yiannopoulos’ last appearance there sparked violent protests. The campus spent $200,000 on security for that event, $600,000 for an appearance by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, whose event ultimately was canceled, and an estimated $600,000 for a talk earlier this month by conservative writer Ben Shapiro, according to the university.

Breitbart News: Milo Announces Troll Academy Tour, Publishing Pamela Geller’s ‘Fatwa’ Under Dangerous Books
Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:01 PM

Yes, I have seen the future and it’s Milo’s new book publishing house. I am thrilled to announce that Milo is publishing my shocking new book, Fatwa: Hunted in America.

Buy the book, educate your friends, support us.

Milo Announces Troll Academy Tour, Publishing Pamela Geller’s ‘Fatwa’ Under Dangerous Books

On Saturday, Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO announced the first dates for his new Troll Academy tour and revealed that he would be publishing Pamela Geller’s new book Fatwa under his Dangerous Books publishing label.

In a statement on his Facebook page, MILO announced the first dates of his new college campus tour, titled Troll Academy. He also revealed that he would be publishing Pamela Geller’s new book Fatwa: Hunted in America under his Dangerous Books publishing house.

“UC Berkeley is not the end. It is just the beginning,” said MILO. “My new international TROLL ACADEMY tour starts in a month, with dates throughout the US, UK, Germany and Australia.”

“I’m happy to exclusively reveal today the first four dates of the tour,” MILO continued. “Wednesday October 25 I’ll be speaking at Cal State Bakersfield — I’m happy to at last confirm that one, and thank you to the students there who have been working so hard to make it happen. On Friday and Saturday October 27 and 28 I’ll be at the Phoenix Convention Center in front of an audience of 2,000. I understand Ted Cruz and Allan West pulled out when he heard I was headlining the first — you’re welcome, Republicans. Sunday October 29 we’re at San Diego State University and then Tuesday October 31, I’m excited to be at Cal State Fullerton.”

“To the student groups considering hosting a Troll Academy event, you can be rest assured that we will devote the time and assets needed to help you deal with hostile schools,” said MILO. “Most schools are neither as capable nor as black-hearted as Berkeley when it comes to stopping free speech on their campus, and we will assist you every step of the way. To find the current schedule and more information about the Troll Academy tour, visit trollacademy.org.”

MILO continued, “No matter how successful the Troll Academy tour is, it would not be complete if we granted Berkeley a victory in preventing me from speaking in an indoor venue properly policed and ticketed, just as any other speaker would be. Therefore, I am happy to announce that UC Berkeley will be part of the Troll Academy tour. I will return to Berkeley, at the invitation of the Berkeley Patriot, in April 2018.”

“Finally, I have some more good news,” continued MILO. “One of the many things I’ve been able to do with the $12 million investment I received earlier this year is establish myself as America’s most exciting new publisher of dangerous books. My new publishing house, Dangerous Books, established with $3 million investment this year, is today announcing its second title, after my own New York Times bestselling memoir. The book is called Fatwa: Hunted in America.

“Yes, MILO is publishing my book, Fatwa: Hunted in America,” author Pamela Geller stated in a press conference on Facebook Live. “It’s my story, it’s what happens when someone fights for freedom in America today. Hunted for death, living under fatwa, this is my story, and it’s every story of any person that dares stand up in the defense of freedom.”

“MILO is brave. Very few book publishers would publish this story for fear of being blown up,” she stated. “But this is the future of book publishing: ideas that people need to hear that are silenced, that are crushed, I believe MILO’s book publishing will be a giant in the future. This is the future of media, this is the future of book publishing. This is how we will win this vicious, ugly war on our freedoms.”

WE WILL MARCH ON BERKELEY today despite cancellation #weshallovercome
Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:46 PM

Despite Berkeley’s cancellation of Free Speech week, we will be going to Berkeley and taking a stand in defense of free speech. Clearly Berkeley has a free speech problem if it felt it had to designate this academic year its “Year of Free Speech,” and create a website devoted to free speech. This cancellation is further proof that free speech is all but dead at Berkeley and too many other college campuses. No opposing views are allowed — colleges aren’t institutions of higher learning anymore, they’re Antifa recruitment centers

Students at Berkeley have staged anti-free speech protests leading up to Milo’s free speech week. Imagine that — anti-free speech protests.

Our young people have been destroyed — their ability to think annihilated by the evil indoctrination of leftist ideology in the public school and college campus.

I will be there. And I will talk about my  new book, FATWA: Hunted in America — my story of living under constant death threat because of my work in defense of freedom of speech. If we can’t speak out against injustice and evil, those forces will prevail. Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society.

UC Berkeley issued a statement Saturday evening indicating that it was aware of our plans to speak and that the school was “putting measures in place to ensure the safety of the campus community.”  Safety from whom, exactly? From the monsters Berkeley created.

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‘Free Speech Is at Risk on College Campuses’: Undeterred Milo Yiannopoulos to Hold Rally at UC Berkeley

By Rhea Mahbubani, NBC News, September 24, 2017:

Milo Yiannopoulos didn’t mince any words Saturday, saying he will speak at UC Berkeley “come hell or high water.”

The self-proclaimed troll is in the Bay Area to headline Free Speech Week, organized by student group Berkeley Patriot and slated to run Sept. 24 and Sept. 27. That plan went up in smoke Saturday when the student group withdrew its sponsorship of the four-day conservative political event.

Yiannopoulos hosted a strongly-worded Facebook Live, flanked by political commentator Pamela Geller and Infowars host Mike Cernovich, saying he was “disappointed to have been completely blindsided” by Berkeley Patriot’s letter to the university’s Interim Vice Chancellor Stephen Sutton, detailing why the “mutated” Free Speech Week was being called off.

“I do understand their fears and they are right on all counts when they say UC Berkeley is threatening their educational futures,” he said. “But we cannot host an official university event without a student sponsor.”
Yiannopoulous blasted UC Berkeley for having “hypocritically named this academic year its ‘Year of Free Speech.’”

“The administration has done everything in its power to crush its own students’ aspirations,” he said. “UC Berkeley may have a deservedly poor reputation for free speech, and its students will graduate knowing less than when they came in as freshmen, but you have to give the school credit: they are masters of bureaucratic dirty dealing.”

VIDEOBerkeley Patriot Says ‘Free Speech Week’ Will Happen
Yiannopoulos lashed out at university officials, who he said “leaked” Free Speech Week’s speaker list to “domestic terrorists” like Antifa.

He also decried the narratives that the “Berkeley Patriots were hopelessly disorganized” and that he “somehow knowingly allowed fans to spend money travelling to Berkeley” despite suspicions that the event would be axed.

That said, Yiannopoulos said he was undeterred in his plan to express his First Amendment rights at the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement. The former Breitbart News editor’s attempt to speak at UC Berkeley in February came to a screeching halt when masked rioters began vandalizing property and lighting fires.

In their capacity as citizens with the constitutional right to express their views, Yiannopoulos and other speakers will rally at Sproul Plaza at 12 p.m. Sunday at what has been dubbed a March for Free Speech. Over 140 people had expressed interest as of Saturday evening.

“We will proceed no matter what, in whatever format we can, to realize the promise of Free Speech Week and send a message that conservatives will not be bowed by pressure from academics, the media or anyone else,” Yiannopoulos said.

Yiannopoulos said that the Berkeley Police Department knows of his plan and will be “out in full force,” patrolling Sproul Plaza.

Despite being miffed at Berkeley Patriot for pulling the plug on Free Speech Week, Yiannopoulos said he plans to endow the group with $10,000 – dubbed the Mario Savio Free Speech Fund. Berkeley “needs a strong, populous, free-speech loving conservative publication,” he said.

Yiannopoulos contined: “Free Speech is at risk on college campuses like never before in America’s history.”

Berkeley Bracing for More Protests During Free Speech Week

Yiannopoulos also asked people who bought plane tickets, reserved hotel rooms or spent money in any other form to attend Free Speech Week to send him their receipts and confirmation. “We will take care of you,” he said, alluding to a surprise at Sunday’s rally.
“I deeply appreciate the efforts freedom-loving Americans have gone to in order to support this event and I am personally grateful to the fans who came in from all four corners of the earth,” he wrote on Facebook. “I want you to know that I share your frustration with the administration and with the media, and that I will take care of you. Berkeley did this to you, but I’m going to fix it.”
Ann Coulter was meant to be the recipient of the Mario Savio Award for Free Speech, Yiannopolous said, admitting that he considered smashing it on the steps to Sproul Plaza “to declare that free speech at Berkeley is dead.” Instead, he will safeguard it.

“We will be back. I will get Ann Coulter here … I will get Uncle Steve back. I will get all of the people that you were looking forward to seeing here,” Yiannopoulos promised.

He then invited UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Carol Christ and University of California President Janet Napolitano to debate with him or any conservative of their choice on the issue of free speech.

“It’s high time that America had its big showdown free speech debate,” Yiannopoulos said.
Milo Yiannopoulos Lashes Out After Cal Event Nixed

Anyone hoping the demise of Free Speech Week means they won’t have to hear about him anymore will be disappointed, Yiannopoulos added, since he is launching an international Troll Academy tour.

In California, he will speak at Cal State Bakersfield on Oct. 25, at San Diego State University on Oct. 29 and at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 31.

PHOTOS: Protests Erupt at Yiannopoulos Event
Some universities welcome speakers with controversial points of view, while some don’t, Yiannopoulos said, but “the vast majority do not possess the resources, clout, and pure malevolent evil of UC Berkeley.”

Yiannopoulos also revealed that he is launching a publishing house called “Dangerous Books,” which will publish Geller’s next book, “Fatwa: Hunted in America.”

Returning to the issue at hand, Yiannopoulos said: “We will go through this madness, and we will do it again and again and again, until conservative speakers are given the same rights and privileges as their left-wing counterparts at every college in the country,” he said on Facebook. “I will not rest until every student in America feels able to share their politics openly and proudly without fear of being marked down on essays, laughed at in the classroom or punished for inviting their speaker of choice.”

UC Berkeley issued a statement Saturday evening indicating that it was aware of Yiannopoulos’ plans to speak and that the school was “putting measures in place to ensure the safety of the campus community.” The university also advised people in attendance on Sunday to avoid violence.

“Our campus will not tolerate acts of violence or the destruction of property, and the UCPD will dutifully investigate, arrest, and prosecute anyone who commits crimes on our campus,” a statement from the university read.

 

South Africa: Muslim twins plotted jihad attacks on Jewish institutions
Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:50 PM

Islamic Jew-hatred: it’s in the Quran. And when these twins converted to Islam, they imbibed it, and became Jew-haters themselves. Where did they go to mosque? That mosque needs to be closely monitored and its teachings examined, and if it is found to be preaching sedition and violence, it should be shut down.

“US blacklists twins accused of plotting to blow up Jewish institutions in South Africa,” JTA, September 20, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

(JTA) — The United States put twin brothers from South Africa who planned attacks on Jewish institutions in their country and on the U.S. Embassy on its terror blacklist.

Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, 24, were arrested in July 2016 in South Africa and charged with three counts related to terrorism. They had converted to Islam the year before.

The State Department said that because of the threat they pose to U.S. security, the pair had been named Specially Designated Global Terrorists.

“These designations seek to deny Tony-Lee Thulsie and Brandon-Lee Thulsie the resources they need to plan and carry out terrorist attacks,” the State Department said in a statement Tuesday.

“Today’s designations notify the U.S. public and the international community that Tony-Lee Thulsie and Brandon-Lee Thulsie have committed or pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism. Terrorism designations expose and isolate entities and individuals, and deny them access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist the law enforcement activities of U.S. agencies and other governments.”…

Austria: 4,364 asylum applicants vanish
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:41 PM

This article says they have gone on to other countries, but no one really knows where they are or what they are doing. Europe is in the process of committing suicide before everyone’s eyes, and these “refugees” are the suicide weapon.

“4,364 people vanished during the asylum procedure this year,” derStandard.at (German language article), September 19, 2017:

Vienna – In Austria, 4,364 refugees have vanished during the asylum procedure up to the end of August. If this trend continues, there is a slight decline over the years before. The vanished refugees are mostly asylum seekers, who actually had a different target country and travel there.

Australia: Muslim boys gang-rape 12-year-old girl in Sydney park
Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:37 AM

This is all according to Islamic law (sharia).

“Prosperous are the believers who in their prayers are humble and from idle talk turn away and at almsgiving are active and guard their private parts save from their wives and what their right hands own then being not blameworthy.” (Quran 23:1-6)

Those whom their “right hands own” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of sex slavery, which is rooted in Islam’s devaluation of the lives of non-Muslims. The Quran stipulates that a man may take four wives as well as hold slave girls as sex slaves. These women are captured in wartime and are considered the spoils of war. Islam avoids the appearance of impropriety, declaring that the taking of these sex slaves does not constitute adultery if the women are already married, for their marriages are ended at the moment of their capture. 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).

“Girl, 12, claims sexual assault by multiple teenage boys in park,” by Ava Benny-Morrison, Sunday Telegraph, September 23, 2017 (thanks to Amanda):

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl has told police she was sexually assaulted, possibly by up to five teenage boys, in bushland at a western Sydney park.

A joint strike force has been established to investigate the allegations.

The girl was alone when she went to meet friends at Progress Park in Auburn on September 9.

She has told police she was sexually assaulted in isolated bushland ­adjacent to the park, not far from a dimly lit footpath and playground.

At the time, an Eid festival — marking the holy Islamic holiday — was in full swing in Progress Park.

Hundreds of people, including families and young children, flocked to the event that afternoon.

The alleged victim emerged from the bushland and reported the ordeal to a family member.

The Sunday Telegraph understands detectives are investigating whether up to five boys, with ages ranging from early to mid teens, were involved in unlawful group sex with the girl.

The 12-year-old was taken to hospital for a sexual assault examination. The investigation is being led by the Child Abuse Response Team and the Sex Crimes Squad. A police spokeswoman confirmed the investigation was under way.

Police have potential suspects under investigation, some of whom are related to well-known crime families in southwest Sydney….

FATWA! Hunted in America: Pamela Geller’s New Book from Milo’s Dangerous Publishing House
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:42 AM

Buy this book (click here). 

Today at a major news conference in San Francisco, California, Milo announced the launch of my shocking new book, Fatwa: Hunted in America. It will be the first book published by Milo’s groundbreaking new publishing house, Dangerous Books. Dangerous Books, indeed. Any number of old school publishers would be terrified to publish my book — cowards fearing repercussions from devout Muslims who might blow up their offices or pull a Charlie Hebdo slaughter. Not  Milo. He is on the forefront of the future of media communications, which is why I took this book to Milo and nowhere else.

Her critics have called her ‘the most dangerous woman in America,’ ‘far-right hate queen,’ and ‘the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead.’

Her admirers say she is ‘the Joan of Arc of the counter-jihad movement,’ ‘one of the top world experts in radical Islam, sharia, and Islamic supremacism,’ and ‘a wonderful fighter for liberty.’

Now, in Fatwa: Hunted in America, Pamela Geller tells her own story of how she became one of the world’s foremost activists for the freedom of speech, individual rights, and equality of rights for all.

With the slicing wit and piercing insight that have characterized all her work, Pamela Geller here recounts her unlikely journey from New York City career girl to indomitably fearless human rights activist, reviled by the enemies of freedom the world over.

‘I assumed my freedom,’ she writes. ‘Never for one moment did I think that it could be taken from me. But all that changed on one day.’

That day was September 11, 2001, when on a beautiful, bright blue sunny morning, the global jihad struck in America with terrifying and murderous force. The United States of America and the free world as a whole would never be the same again.

Neither would Pamela Geller.

In this book, Geller tells the whole extraordinary story of how she began chronicling her take on news events at her groundbreaking website Atlas Shrugs, then moved into activism, at first on behalf of Muslim girls who were being brutalized and victimized at home for not following the misogynistic rules of Islamic law, and then to stand against the advance of jihad and sharia on numerous fronts — above all for the freedom of speech, which is increasingly embattled in this age of jihad.

It’s all here: Geller recounts the battle to defeat the sinister Ground Zero mosque project; the ISIS attack at Geller’s Mohammed Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas; the fatwa issued to her and plot to behead her; and much more including the relentless vilification from a mainstream media hell-bent on defaming and destroying everyone who stands for freedom against jihad terror and sharia oppression.

Pamela Geller writes: ‘Any lover of freedom would have been tarred the same way I was, and many have been. I am but a proxy in this terrible, long war. What has happened to me is what happens, in small and large ways, to every American who stands for freedom.’

Yet, as shown in this book, she has prevailed. Without Pamela Geller, there would be a 16-story mega-mosque at Ground Zero today. Without Pamela Geller, untold numbers of young women who are living free today instead would have been victims of honor killings. Without Pamela Geller, countless numbers of indefatigable fighters for freedom would have been cowed and intimidated into silence by an increasingly violent and authoritarian left-wing agenda.

If this book is proof of anything, it’s that one person can make a difference. And what a remarkable difference Pamela Geller has made. At last, in Fatwa: Hunted In America, she tells her story.

YOUTUBE Suspends, Deletes Pamela Geller’s Account
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:40 PM

What a day. First Berkeley, now this.

YouTube has deleted my account. Why? Ask the leftist authoritarians. I haven’t a clue.

I have been posting videos to YouTube since 2006. Over a thousand videos of rallies, events, interviews and the like. Now my account has been deleted, suspended — poof! Gone.

All that history — gone. Like Aamon Goeth said before he deleted the Warsaw Ghetto, “They never happened. Today is history.”

Months ago, YouTube demonetized my videos. Last month, YouTube blocked me from posting videos because of a video I posted in 2007. The video was up ten years without incident, but suddenly it warranted a suspension?

Left-wing corporate managers have declared war on our freedoms.

Facebook has blocked my newsfeed from my one million plus followers. Pinterest has blocked links from my website. PayPal suspended me until an outpouring of condemnation and outrage forced a reversal. My twitter account is shadowbanned. My website and posts have been scrubbed from Google search. Fourteen years and over forty thousand posts. Google Adsense has banned my account. Google is blacklisting and has admitted to working with alt-left smear groups to silence opposition. And it’s not just me, it’s all criticism of jihad and sharia.

Is this really America?

Joseph Stalin airbrushed photos to erase the presence of those who had fallen out of favor. Left-run social media titans are doing the very same thing. They are disappearing me.

Send a letter to YouTube if you want to reach their customer service department. Write to “YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066.” Do not expect a prompt reply.

  • Alternatively, you can fax a letter to 650-253-0001.

Tweet at those goons – leave comments on Facebook. These mindless savages are out of control.

https://www.facebook.com/youtube/

https://twitter.com/youtube?lang=en

This is a war on our freedoms. We must fight back. It’s why I wrote my new book, Fatwa: Hunted in America. Fight with me.

FATWA: Hunted in America #1 New Release in Libertarianism, #1 Release in Political Freedom
Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:55 PM

Did you order you copy yet? Support the work! And support Milo’s new book publishing house. He is doing daring things, taking chances no mainstream book house dares to take.

 

Berkeley Cancels Free Speech Week: Casus Belli
Saturday, September 23, 2017 6:12 PM

Milo’s livestream:

Berkeley is our casus belli.

I am in California with Milo for Free Speech week to stand in defense of our First (not the Third or Eighth or Tenth, but our FIRST) Amendment — the freedom of speech. I am on the road, so I cannot relay all that has happened. But this I can assure you: you would not know this is America. Every event, every venue, even our press conference on Treasure Island, has been cancelled. Chains, literally, on the doors. It’s madness.

The only thing missing here is goosestepping goons walking in lockstep. But they are here — metaphorically speaking — chanting, “This is what neo-fascism looks like!”

We are currently stealthily en route to a new venue for the press conference. Until such time — believe nothing the enemedia is reporting. The press conference will be on Milo’s Facebook page live here within the hour.

Meanwhile, the media is in rabid frenzy, blaming Milo. Just like they blamed me when  jihadis opened fire on our free speech event in Garland, Texas.  It’s like blaming the rape victim because her skirt was a mite too short.

The bottom line is that no opposing views are allowed. Colleges aren’t institutions of higher learning anymore — they’re Antifa recruitment centers. Everyone who speaks the truth about jihad and left-wing authoritarianism is demonized, vilified, mocked, misrepresented, in an attempt to destroy us, drag our names through the mud, murder our good names.

Berkeley claims to be the birth of the Free Speech Movement (FSM), heralding back to its darkest hour in 1964 as some great victory. Just the opposite. The Berkeley revolt (euphemistically entitled the Free Speech Movement — just as the recent jihad revolutions were affectionately called the “Arab Spring”) kicked off the decades-long war on academic freedom in America. The Free Speech Movement in 1965 had nothing to do with free speech; it was all about the seizure of power, and from what I have seen the past two days, the coup was an unmitigated success.

WE had free speech before this movement, which was actually dedicated to silencing those who stand in defense of freedom and individual rights.

Mario Savio, the leader of the FSM, was no hero; he was a radical or as the left likes to call them an “organizer,” who ushered in utter lawlessness and one-party rule at Berkeley, with the help of all kinds of off-campus assistance, uber-left faculty members and the craven cowardice of the Kerr administration.

We plan to march on Berkeley tomorrow.

Milo just posted this on Instagram:

  • milo.yiannopoulosI’ve just been told that student group the Berkeley Patriot, under pressure from the administration, is withdrawing its sponsorship of Free Speech Week. The students may have pulled out of Free Speech Week but I and my speakers have not. We will release more information in an emergency Facebook Live press conference shortly.

 

 

Napolitano: Berkeley “Free Speech Week” to feature “controversial and noxious ideas”
Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:30 PM

Napolitano said:”But nonetheless they’re coming to speak, they’re coming to put forward controversial and noxious ideas, and, you know, colleges and universities are places where noxious ideas are expressed.”

Freedom is a noxious idea? Freedom of conscience freedom of expression and individual rights is controversial and noxious?

“So how you carry that out, protect that value — that’s the challenge that we face,” Napolitano said. “That’s why I think it’s important that if these events are going to occur, that they be done safely and securely and, I think unfortunately that means universities bear the cost.”

Who else should bear the cost? If not the university, then who?

“Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’ with Bannon will be costly, university president says,” by Benjamin Wermund, Politico, September 20, 2017:

University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that the so-called Free Speech Week planned at Berkeley this month that will feature former White House strategist Steve Bannon will be an expensive test for the school that has become the center of debate over free speech on college campuses.

Napolitano said that her office, which oversees the University of California system, will take the unprecedented step of helping Berkeley cover the the “substantial” security costs. That protection is necessary to ensure free speech on campus, she said.

“This will be a test for Berkeley,” she said. “It’s a cost that the university is bearing to protect the speakers but also to protect the value of free speech … But the rock and the hard place that the campus is in, is the value of free speech versus the need to protect the safety and the security of the students and the faculty.”

Napolitano said security for a recent speech by conservative author Ben Shapiro cost the school $600,000. The event this month including Bannon and planned by far right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is expected to be four days of similar security needs, she said. She would not provide an exact figure.

Bannon’s appearance has been billed as “Bannon infiltrates Berkeley.”

“I think some of these speakers are coming deliberately to provoke, and I think to provoke a response,” she said. “But nonetheless they’re coming to speak, they’re coming to put forward controversial and noxious ideas, and, you know, colleges and universities are places where noxious ideas are expressed.

“So how you carry that out, protect that value — that’s the challenge that we face,” Napolitano said. “That’s why I think it’s important that if these events are going to occur, that they be done safely and securely and, I think unfortunately that means universities bear the cost.”…

Canada: Muslim bus driver charged with sexually assaulting 15-year-old disabled girl
Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:50 PM

Will Europe and North America stop their civilizational suicide in time? Or will they give themselves over to those who think that non-Muslim women (and little girls) are theirs to assault sexually whenever they wish?

“Richmond Hill bus driver fired after allegedly sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl with disability,” by Kayla Goodfield, CP24.com, September 22, 2017 (thanks to Bill):

A 62-year-old Richmond Hill bus driver has been fired after being charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl with a disability.

York Regional Police said the girl’s parent filed a report alleging the assault.

Following this report, officers went to a residence in the area of Yonge Street and Elgin Mills Road on Tuesday.

Police said a suspect was then arrested and charged in connection with the incident on Wednesday.

According to investigators, the suspect has been operating a school bus for the past five years and most recently he has been working for Stock Transportation – a bus company that covers both public and catholic boards across Canada.

Police did not identify which school the bus driver worked at but noted that St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School and Alexander Mackenzie High School are “both nearby.”

Speaking with CTV News Toronto, CEO Terri Lowe of Stock Transportation said the bus driver had been terminated on Friday.

“We are disturbed by the allegations and have terminated the driver,” Lowe said. “We are fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”

A photo of the accused – identified as Richmond Hill resident Hamid Mohaghegh Montazeri – has been released as investigators are asking the public to come forward with any information they may have.

Montazeri has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference with a person under 16 years old, invitation to sexual touching with a person under 16 years old and sexual exploitation of a person with a disability….