Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir, professor of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, says it is false to say terror attacks have nothing to do with Islam.
“ISIS is the application of what is taught. It’s not outside Islam, or something invented. No, they are applying Islam. When we hear it has nothing to do with Islam — that it means salaam; that it means peace — this is all false. It’s not true. ISIS is not doing anything which is neither in the Quran nor in the Mohammedan tradition.”
The original meaning of the word radical is going to the roots, the origin, the essentials. Radical and radish both come from the Latin, radix, meaning root.
During MSNBC’s coverage of the London attack yesterday, Matt Bradley expressed more concern about the violence helping conservative politicians than about the harm it had done to the victims!
Bradley also downplayed any possible connection between the attack and Islamic terrorism, saying that MI-5 had found no terror link so far.
Minutes later, London police announced there was a terror link.
Meanwhile, the political editor for the British magazine New Statesman tweeted:
Never mind that they all spilled the same color blood.
This is an elaboration on the post by Chrissy the Swift.
MEET U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE DERRICK WATSON:
He is a democrat activist who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2012. He has taken it upon himself to usurp the exclusive authority to act on matters of national security. His ruling prevents the executive order from going into effect Thursday.
More than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban, and federal courts in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii heard arguments Wednesday about whether it should be put into practice.
Hawaii argued that the ban discriminates on the basis of nationality and would prevent Hawaii residents from receiving visits from relatives in the six mostly Muslim countries covered by the ban.
STANDARD DEMOCRAT PRACTICE IS TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA THROUGH THE JUDICIARY WHEN THEY CAN’T GET IT DONE LEGISLATIVELY.
Legal Insurrection explains it far better than I can.
Hawaii TRO and 9th Circuit En Banc Denial effectively strip Trump of Executive Powers
The federal district court in Hawaii issued a TRO and the 9th Circuit denied en banc hearing of the first appeal. Both Orders are embedded in full at the bottom of this post.
The net result is that Trump has been stripped of his constitutional and statutory powers to protect the nation through control of who is permitted to enter the country.
I warned about this, and the danger of Trump not seeking Supreme Court review in the first case, President Trump must not back down on immigration Executive Order:
The decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to leave in place a broad Temporary Restraining Order freezing President Trump’s Executive Order on visas and refugees presents a serious threat to the constitutional and statutory authority of the presidency.
The short version of the decision is that Trump said bad things on the campaign trail, so anything he does that disproportionately affects Muslims seeking to enter the country must be motivated by religious bias. The district court wrote:
The Court turns to whether Plaintiffs sufficiently establish a likelihood of success on the merits of their Count I claim that the Executive Order violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Because a reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance—would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously-neutral purpose, the Court finds that Plaintiffs, and Dr. Elshikh in particular, are likely to succeed on the merits of their Establishment Clause claim.
Judge’s ruling to block second travel ban is ‘unprecedented judicial overreach’
The president then said the first executive order, which was blocked by a federal judge’s order that was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, “should have never been blocked to start with.”
TRUMP WATERED DOWN THE ORIGINAL TRAVEL BAN IN AN EFFORT TO PLEASE THE BLOATED GASBAGS ON THE 9TH CIRCUS. NOTHING HE CAN DO WILL EVER SATISFY THEM EXCEPT RESIGN FROM OFFICE.
The new order, he said, “was tailored to the dictates of the Ninth Circuit in my opinion, flawed, ruling. This is the opinion of many, and “unprecedented judicial overreach.”
Trump: Ruling is an “unprecedented judicial overreach”
Robert Barnes: Hawaii Obama Judge Rules Muslim Imam Has Special Constitutional Rights to Bring Anyone from Terror Countries into America
In a ruling issued on Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge, and Obama appointee, prevented the President of the United States from enforcing his own executive order to protect the nation from migrants from terror-riddled countries.
The judge then prevented every other judge and every other state from following the President’s order, the judge making himself a one-man Supreme Court and substitute President.
The judge then held that American universities and immigrants living here can prohibit America from ever limiting immigration from Muslim-heavy countries, claiming the First Amendment gives Muslim-dominant nations a right of immigration to America.
The judge’s ruling is completely lawless, mirroring Obama’s deep state allies in his shadow government’s attempt to sabotage the Trump presidency. There is no precedent for the court’s order. In fact, every precedent is against the court’s order; just read the detailed logic and scholastic citation of proper governing legal authorities from the decision of a moderately liberal Boston judge who upheld every part of Trump’s prior order.
Judges Inventing New Reasons to Obstruct Donald Trump’s Popular Immigration Reforms
Three California judges and a judge in Washington State say the President’s sole right and solemn duty to guard the borders ends when a state suffers financial harm because its universities can’t import more fee-paying customers from restricted countries.
These left-wing judges are competing with each other to throw invented legalistic roadblocks in front of Trump’s legal and proper defense of the nation’s borders, said Hans Von Spakovsky, a former lawyer at the Department of Justice who is now working for the Heritage Foundation.
The judge in Washington State, James Robart, declared Feb. 3 that “the [president’s] executive order adversely effects the State’s residents in areas of employment, education, business, family relations, and freedom to travel. These harms extend to the States by virtue of their roles as parens patriae of the residents living within their borders.”
ROBART WAS SUPPOSED TO ISSUE A RULING ON THE SAME ACTION TODAY. HE’LL PROBABLY PUT HIS DECISION ON HOLD UNTIL HE NEEDS TO JUMP IN AND SCREW THE PRESIDENT AGAIN.
Damn, that hurt.
There are a couple education-related items in the news right now but you can find others incidents rather easily.
Florida Teacher Reassigned After Making Pro-Trump Facebook Post Supporting Mass Deportation During School Hours
Veronica Fleming was removed from her role as a computer lab teacher and assigned to administrative duties after she wrote that “glad about massive deportation” because it means there will be “less mouths to feed.”
The teacher taught at Parkside Elementary School, where 96 percent of students are minorities. Her post caused outrage among parents at the school, where 70 percent of students are Latino and 20 percent are Haitian.
Fleming is believed to have posted the status during school hours as she taught students who could be affected by deportation.
A petition calling for her firing has reached over 3,000 signatures.
THEN THERE’S THIS:
New York Teacher Disciplined for Anti-Trump Vocabulary Assignment
A teacher from a Staten Island, New York school has been disciplined after giving her students a vocabulary assignment that contained an anti-Trump question.
Adria Zawatsky, a veteran sixth-grade English teacher at Paulo Intermediate School (I.S. 75) received a letter of reprimand following a meeting with the school’s principal, Kenneth Zapata.
Zawatsky, who earns a six-figure annual salary, was disciplined after parent Vincent Ungro of Annadale reported to the Staten Island Advance that his 11-year-old daughter brought home a vocabulary assignment with the following fill-in-the-blank statements:
“President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more __________ so that the American people respect and admire him.”
The choices students were given to respond to the statements were the words, “haughty” and “humble.”
A second statement which read, “Barack Obama set a _________ when he became the first African American president,” was supposed to be completed with the word “precedent.”
Ungro instructed his daughter not to complete the three statements regarding Trump and Obama. He added his own hand-written note to the teacher on the assignment that read, “Please keep your political views to yourself and do not try to influence my daughter.”
Firstly, I do not believe I was expressing a political view at all on my vocabulary sheet. My reference to President Trump was about his personality traits rather than his ability as a president.
The media is nonstop on very similar references. This is considered freedom of speech and I feel I have the same right as they do.
THIS ARTICLE MAKES A PRETTY GOOD CASE WHY TEACHERS ARE NEARLY ALL FAR LEFT
Why Professors Object to Being Recorded
Olga Perez Stable Cox, went into an extended hate-rant against the president-elect. Among other things, she described the Trump election as an “act of terrorism,” labelled him a “white supremacist” and called Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence “one of the most anti-gay humans in this country.”
When a student who recorded the diatribe posted the recording on social media, the professor’s union, the Coast Federation of Educators, AFT local chapter 1911, posted this message on Facebook:
“This is an illegal recording without the permission of the instructor. The student will be identified and may be facing legal action.”
The aforementioned California Educational Code states:
“The use by any person, including a student, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor is prohibited. . . .”
They fear having what they say exposed to the general public.
Our colleges, universities, (and an increasing number of high schools and elementary schools) have been transformed from educational institutions into indoctrination institutions. With the left-wing takeover of universities, their primary aim has become graduating as many leftists as possible.
Thus, in the “social sciences” – disciplines outside the natural sciences and math – a large number of college teachers inject their politics into their classrooms. And if they are recorded, the general public will become aware of just how politicized their classroom lectures are.
Most professors objecting to being recorded know on some level that they are persuasive only when their audience is composed largely of very young people just out of high school. They know that if their ideas are exposed to adults, they may be revealed as intellectual lightweights.
THEY CANNOT TOLERATE A LIGHT SHINED TO EXPOSE THEIR SUBVERSION TO PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND INDOCTRINATION
Weekly update from Judicial Watch
Former Obama advisor David Plouffe has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of his post-White House employer, the Uber taxi company. His Democrat contacts made it easy for him to lobby for his employer with the Democrat mayor. The problem is that Plouffe never registered as a lobbyist.
Some college students are saying they will castrate themselves if Trump builds the wall. Yeah, right. And all those celebrities were going to leave the country if Trump got elected.
Judicial Watch is planning to sue the FBI, CIA, and NSA if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
More FAKE NEWS: Journos are claiming Trump referred to a terror attack in Sweden that never happened! Oh noes! Except Trump NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT A TERROR ATTACK. He said Sweden is having terrible problems because of all the refugees they took in, which is true.
Reuters interviewed a captured ISIS soldier who says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, something he said was encouraged and even considered virtuous by ISIS leaders. A total of 5,270 Yazidis were abducted last year, and at least 3,144 are still being held.
A woman Obama appointed to the FEC has submitted her resignation. She’s apparently been a no show at her job anyway since, it appears, Trump was elected. What a shocker. In 2014, she made an attempt to impose FEC regulations on online political web sites, including Drudge.
The Southern Poverty Law Center “reports” that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. They got this faux figure by counting the 45 chapters of a single organization as 45 groups. This same group was listed as a single group in the 2015 report and it’s not a hate group. They also counted a bar sign as a hate group, because it had a politically incorrect message on it for a while. They also counted as “hate groups” a store that had posted a sign saying they wouldn’t sell to Clinton supporters or Muslims and an artist who drew a cartoon mocking Mohammed. They also listed conservative bloggers, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the American College of Pediatricians, the Family Research Council, and the Jewish Political Action Committee as hate groups.
Things tweeters noted Feminists are too busy doing to CARE about the plight of real women suffering under Sharia Law: