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Nuclear Hoax: President Trump denies possession of nuclear documents, suggests FBI planted Washington Post story

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 20:00

Add another hoax, lies, smear et al to the rogue regime’s litany of political persecution of one of America’s greatest president.

If you believe Trump squirreled-away some nuclear secrets at Mar-a-Lago — and refused to return them — because you heard the Washington Post say two anonymous sources (that CNN can't confirm) told them it was true, I give you some useful context. . . pic.twitter.com/EVTLy8VyLz

— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) August 12, 2022

Trump denies possession of nuclear documents, suggests FBI planted Washington Post story

In a Friday morning Truth Social post, Trump denied reports that there was any classified information pertaining to nuclear weapons at Mar-a-Lago.

By: Just The News, August 12, 2022:

Former President Donald Trump on Friday pointedly denied still possessing classified documents about nuclear weapons after a Washington Post article suggested that was what FBI agents were searching for in his home.He compared the article to leaks during the 2016 election of the now-discredited Steele dossier.

Trump wrote on his social media app Truth Social, “Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more.”

“Same sleazy people involved,” he added, referring to some of the top appointees at the DOJ and FBI. “Why wouldn’t the FBI allow the inspection of areas at Mar-a-Lago with our lawyer’s [sic], or others present. Made them wait outside in the heat, wouldn’t let them get even close — said ‘ABSOLUTELY NOT.'”

Trump further suggested that information may have been leaked to the media in order to portray him in a negative light following the raid.

“Planting information anyone? Reminds me of a Christofer [sic] Steele Dossier!” wrote Trump, referring to the debunked opposition research report that alleged collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government

On Thursday evening, the Washington Post reported that the FBI descended on Mar-a-Lago and rifled through the Trump’s private home for hours to find documents potentially pertaining to nuclear weapons. Sources did not tell the Post “what type of information the agents were seeking,” nor if any documents were recovered.

Also on Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered a short statement, in which he confirmed that he had personally approved the search warrant of the Trump property and is currently working to unseal the warrant.

Salman Rushdie Update: “Alive,” ‘HE HAS A PULSE’ after being stabbed in neck on stage at New York event

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:07

Salman Rushdie, who has lived under Islamic death threat (fatwa) for decades, has been stabbed in the neck after an assailant stormed the stage at an event in western New York on Friday morning

The Booker Prize-winning author, 75, was stabbed “several times” at 11am at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York state, the New York State Police said in a statement.Biden’s unequivocal support for the Iranian regime, which first issued the death fatwa in 1979, had a hand.

These death fatwas never expire. They are as valid today as when they were first issued.

Full story here: Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of death threats after writing critically about Islam, has been STABBED in the neck during an appearance in New York

New York Governor Kathy Hochul told reporters Mr Rushdie was “alive” and “getting the care he needs” at a press conference at around 12.30pm.

‘He has a pulse’

An eye witness to the attack on author Salman Rushdie said he suffered “multiple” stab wounds.

Rita Landman told the New York Times that there was a pool of blood around Mr Rushdie as he was attended to on-stage at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York state.

“People were saying, ‘He has a pulse, he has a pulse he has a pulse,’” Ms Landman told the Times.

<p>Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution</p>

Salman Rushdie was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter.
Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed after taking stage at a Chautauqua Institute event.

This man has been detained by police.-#NYPD#SalmanRushdie #Newyork pic.twitter.com/M2xt3nicbh

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) August 12, 2022

Rushdie assailant pic.twitter.com/j8UxfDmrWD

— ***Sarcasm on Pause*** (@SarcasmoDeMiami) August 12, 2022

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says Salman Rushdie is alive and has been transported to hospital

The event moderator was also attacked

She adds "He's getting the care that he needs"

pic.twitter.com/Y1WFlh5K7t

— Ayshah Tull (@AyshahTull) August 12, 2022

Salman Rushdie – live: Author ‘alive’ after being stabbed in neck on stage at New York event

The author, 75, was the target of a ‘fatwa’ by Iranian religious leaders over his 1988 book The Satanic Verses

BY: Bevan Hurley, The Independent, August 12, 2022:

Salman Rushdie has been stabbed in the neck after an assailant stormed the stage at an event in western New York on Friday morning

The Booker Prize-winning author, 75, was stabbed “several times” at 11am at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York state, the New York State Police said in a statement.

He was airlifted to an area hospital by helicopter, and his condition is unknown, state police said.

A suspect was immediately taken into custody by a state trooper assigned to the event.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul told reporters Mr Rushdie was “alive” and “getting the care he needs” at a press conference at around 12.30pm.

Henry Reese, the co-founder of the City of Asylum organisation who was sitting next to Mr Rushdie, suffered a minor head injury, police said.

Salman Rushdie was the subject off death threats over his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses

Salman Rushdie was the subject off death threats over his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses
(2017 Invision)

Mr Rushdie was the target of death threats over the publication of his 1988 book The Satanic Verses.

A year later, Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Mr Rushdie’s death.

He went into hiding for several years after the fatwa was issued.

Mr Rushdie has two sons and has been married four times, most recently to model and television host Padma Lakshmi. The couple wed in 2004 before divorcing three years later.

He was knighted in 2007 for “services to literature”, and is a long-term resident of New York City.
Salman Rushdie attacked on stage

Nigella Lawson ‘distraught’ over Rushdie stabbing

Nigella Lawson says she is “distraught” over the brutal attack on Salman Rushdie at a writer’s event in New York on Friday morning.

“Such shocking news of Salman Rushdie having been stabbed,” the acclaimed cookbook author wrote on Twitter.

“This is horrific. Am distraught. Please, please let him be ok.”

Ms Lawson has been friends with the Satanic Verses author for nearly four decades, and frequently socialised with him while he was in hiding due to death threats from Iranian religious leaders in the late 1980s.

Last year, she told how British security agents protecting Mr Rushdie had stormed her kitchen after mistakenly fearing there had been an “assassination attempt”.

Related: Man Arrested with AK-47 Outside of Dissident Iranian Journalist’s Brooklyn Home

Pamela Geller, WND Column: The ISIS Death Fatwa

Watch VIDEO: CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Cross-Examines Assassination Target Pamela Geller

CNN VIDEO: Pamela Geller Debates Chris Cuomo on Freedom of Speech

Pamela Geller, TIME Magazine: A Response to My Critics—This Is a War

Fatwa: Hunted in America 

Terror-Tied CAIR Loses Appeal on Suit Aimed at Muzzling Arizona Professor

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 18:00

Our thoughts and prayers are with Salman Rushdie who suffered the ultimate penalty for speaking truth about Islamic texts and teachings. Islamic groups like CAIR seek to destroy anyone who dares speak critically of Islam.

CAIR Loses Appeal on Suit Aimed at Muzzling Arizona Professor

by Steven Emerson, Investigative Project, August 11, 2022

A Scottsdale Community College professor did not violate his Muslim student’s rights when he taught about religious justification in Islamic terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge’s 2020 ruling dismissing the lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on behalf of student Mohamed Sabra. In her 2020 order, District Judge Susan M. Brnovich found that Nicholas Damask’s World Politics coursework and quizzes did not violate Sabra’s First Amendment rights or require him to abandon his faith as a Muslim.

“Curriculum that merely conflicts with a student’s religious beliefs does not violate the Free Exercise Clause,” she wrote, citing precedent.

“Dr. Damask’s course did not inhibit Mr. Sabra’s personal worship in any way,” Brnovich wrote.

Instead, students merely were asked to “demonstrate an understanding of the material taught.”

The appellate court agreed. In a 2-1 ruling, it found that “Sabra suffered no First Amendment injury through his mere exposure to inflammatory course materials.”

“This is a win for civilization,” Damask told the Investigative Project on Terrorism Thursday morning. “Our values, our institutions are being eroded all around us. It’s an odd coalition of the left and multiculturalists and the psychotic, and they’re working to undermine everything that’s core, that’s central to America. And here’s one little bright spot that our core values, our institutions like higher education, have been saved.”

He remains on the Scottsdale faculty and just completed his latest World Politics course with no changes in its content. CAIR sued both the college district and Sabra individually, but the courts agreed that, as a public employee, he had qualified immunity for issues related to his work.

An adverse ruling would reverberate far beyond his classroom. “It would affect every single school teacher, K-12, in any public institution with a teaching or education format. Who’d want to do that? Who’d want to be an educator of any sort? You personally could be sued by these creepy organizations like CAIR.”

CAIR’s lawsuit wanted to force the removal of course materials it claimed to “have the primary effect of disapproving of Islam.” It also took issue with a slide in Damask’s lessons that featured an image of Islam’s prophet Muhammad.

“Their arguments are gibberish and I think they know that,” Damask said. But CAIR sees it as “‘a legal jihad we’re waging here. We’re looking to intimidate.’ Which is an odd position for a civil rights group.”

Sabra’s complaint focused on quiz questions which asked whether Islamic terrorists try to emulate Muhammad, whether terrorism is “encouraged in Islamic doctrine,” and whether it is justified within Islam.

The questions, Sabra complained, forced him to “either disavow his religion or be punished by getting the answers wrong on the quiz.”

After the quiz, Sabra wrote to Damask to express his concern.

The course wasn’t “‘for’ or ‘against’ anything” Damask responded, “but aim[ed] to explain international politics.” The quiz questions did not aim to determine whether the interpretations were right or wrong, “but rather to convey what terrorists believe,” the Ninth Circuit court said.

But Sabra never tried to ask Damask to clarify the intent behind the questions. He never filed a complaint with the school. Instead, he took his grievance to social media, which stoked emotions and led to threats against Damask and the school.

“It went from zero to 100,” Damask said, “from having a class for 24 years to now you’re being dragged into federal court.”

“But in teaching about terrorism, understanding what is motivating tens of thousands of young men across the Muslim world, middle and upper class,” who are joining jihad is relevant and important, he said. “It’s same sources is motivating them. The point is not ‘are they correct or incorrect about that source,’ the point is that’s what’s motivating them.”

The section on Islamic terrorism, the ruling noted, represented “a fragment of a single module that was itself just one-sixth of the [World Politics] course.”

And Damask’s course did not trample on the First Amendment’s Establishment clause, as CAIR argued.

“Indeed, the most instructive authority we have identified goes the other way,” the Ninth Circuit ruling said. It cited a Fourth Circuit case from 2019 in which a Christian student objected to questions about Islam’s shahada, a declaration that there “is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Correctly knowing its content, the ruling found, was not a requirement that the student “engage in any devotional practice related to Islam.” Instead, it was simply “an academic exercise to demonstrate her understanding of the world history curriculum.”

CAIR also claimed that Damask frustrated its work to fight “Islamophobia” because it had to work with a religious scholar to develop a program rebutting his coursework.

The court criticized CAIR attorneys for failing to follow through on one of their claims against the community college district. Its lawsuit claimed that Damask, as a summer department chair was a “final policymaker” for the College District, which “knew or had constructive knowledge” that he “was teaching the disapproval of Islam.”

The district rejected that claim in its brief, but CAIR said nothing more, thus abandoning the claim, the court ruled. “This failure cannot be attributed to any lack of opportunity. The Reply Brief reported that it contained 5,400 words. Under our court’s rules, a reply brief can extend to 7,000 words. … We can only infer that Plaintiffs had nothing to say.”

Despite Damask’s court victory, CAIR’s intimidation may be working, he said. There is a worry that professors might self-censor their instruction rather than risk a similar experience.

“I understand that not everybody, for very good reasons, can do the right thing and do what’s right,” Damask said. “They have families, they’re older and have to retire. But I hope this is encouraging that teachers, average people, professors will stand up to this intimidation.”

Taiwan says China military drills part of plan for impending invasion

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:00

Chinese military helicopters fly past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province on Aug. 4, 2022.

Another Biden catastrophe could be imminent. China knows that they have roughly two years left to fulfill their objectives, before President Trump is back in the Oval Office. And they intend to do just that. It is unfortunate that millions of Americans did not realize the horrific consequences of electing an incompetent POTUS. We are in perilous times.

Biden's approach to China is 'strange,' says foreign policy expert https://t.co/zeFTZXqc95

— Michael Pillsbury (@mikepillsbury) August 9, 2022

Taiwan says China military drills part of plan for impending invasion

By Fox News, August 9, 2022

Taiwan’s foreign minister on Tuesday warned China is using its aggressive military drills around the island as part of a broader plan for what it fears is an impending invasion.

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told reporters in Taipei that Taiwan will not be intimidated by China’s aggression but said, “China has used the drills in its military play-book to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan.”

“It is conducting large-scale military exercises and missile launches, as well as cyber-attacks, disinformation, and economic coercion, in an attempt to weaken public morale in Taiwan,” first reported Reuters. “After the drills conclude, China may try to routinize its action in an attempt to wreck the long-term status quo across the Taiwan Strait.”

Islam critic Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of death threats after writing critically about Islam, has been STABBED in the neck during an appearance in New York

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:29

“Smite at their necks.” Quran 47: 4

UPDATE: ‘He has a pulse’

The Booker Prize-winning author, 75, was stabbed “several times” at 11am at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York state, the New York State Police said in a statement.
He was airlifted to an area hospital by helicopter, and his condition is unknown, state police said.
A suspect was immediately taken into custody by a state trooper assigned to the event.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul told reporters Mr Rushdie was “alive” and “getting the care he needs” at a press conference at around 12.30pm.
Henry Reese, the co-founder of the City of Asylum organisation who was sitting next to Mr Rushdie, suffered a minor head injury, police said.

Salman Rushdie and others (myself included) have been targeted for assassination by Muslims for violating the speech prohibitions under Islam. The left has been silent or worse, complicit in these crimes.

Biden’s unequivocal support for the Iranian regime, which first issued the death fatwa in 1979, had a hand.

These death fatwas never expire. They are as valid today as when they were first issued.

NOW – Salman Rushdie is stabbed on stage in New York.pic.twitter.com/qFmYE6BC5E

— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) August 12, 2022

Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., about 75 miles (120 km) south of Buffalo. (AP Photo/Joshua Goodman)

BREAKING: Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An @AP reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. https://t.co/bVTbfkLjyL

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 12, 2022

Rushdie assailant pic.twitter.com/j8UxfDmrWD

— ***Sarcasmo Absurdo*** (@SarcasmoDeMiami) August 12, 2022

AP: Author Salman Rushdie has been injured after being punched and stabbed on stage ahead of a speech he was due to give in Chautauqua, near Buffalo.

The writer, 75, was attacked as he was being introduced to the stage for the CHQ 2022 event before giving a lecture on Friday morning.

He was attending for a discussion of the United States as asylum for writers and other artists in exile and as a home for freedom of creative expression.

Rushdie has previously received death threats for his writing, with his book the Satanic Verses sparking protests in 1988

Witnesses claimed that he managed to walk off stage with assistance and the attacker is reportedly in custody.

Blood appeared to be spattered on the wall behind where Rushdie had been attacked, with some also seen on a chair. His current condition is not known.

The author was knighted in 2007 in Britain ‘for services to literature’ by his friend Tony Blair.

Rushdie has previously received death threats for his writing, with his book the Satanic Verses which supposedly insulted the Prophet Mohammed and The Koran.

More here:

Salman Rushdie has been stabbed in the neck as he was about to give a speech in New York.

Police said The Satanic Verses author, 75, was attacked and suffered an apparent stab wound to his neck as he went on to the stage at the event in Chautauqua around 4pm UK time.

Witnesses said a man wearing a black mask stormed the stage “at lightning speed” before attacking Mr Rushdie for 20 seconds with the writer falling to the floor at the Chautauqua Institution, a not-for-profit education centre.

An Associated Press reporter saw the man punch or stab Mr Rushdie 10 to 15 times.

New York State Police said an interviewer was also attacked and suffered a minor head injury.

The attacker was then restrained before being arrested, with photos taken at the scene showing blood stains on a screeen and Mr Rushdie being treated onstage.

A small group of people were seen holding up his legs as he received treatment onstage, one witness said.

Mr Rushide was airlifted to a local hospital by helicopter. His condition was not immediately known.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said this evnening that the British author was alive and paid tribute to a police officer who “saved [Rushdie’s] life”.

Following publication of The Satanic Verses in 1988, Mr Rushdie received deaths threats and was forced into hiding for 10 years after a fatwa was placed on him by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Leader of Iran, who claimed the novel was blasphemous and insulted the Prophet Muhammad and The Koran.

Related: Man Arrested with AK-47 Outside of Dissident Iranian Journalist’s Brooklyn Home

Pamela Geller, WND Column: The ISIS Death Fatwa

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Pamela Geller, TIME Magazine: A Response to My Critics—This Is a War

Fatwa: Hunted in America 

Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced.

Putting up with being offended is essential in a pluralistic society in which people differ on basic truths. If a group will not bear being offended without resorting to violence, that group will rule unopposed while everyone else lives in fear, while other groups curtail their activities to appease the violent group. This results in the violent group being able to tyrannize the others.

Islamic law forbids criticism of Islam, Quran, Muhammad. If they cannot be criticized in the US, we are in effect accepting Islamic law as overriding the freedom of speech. This would establish Muslims as a protected class and prevent honest discussion of how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism.

If speech that offends a group is outlawed, that group has absolute power, and a free society is destroyed. A group that cannot be criticized cannot be opposed. It can work its will no matter what it is, and no one will be able to say anything to stop it.

Candor about Islamic texts is blasphemous according to Islamic law, punishable by death. Many have been killed over them. At issue is whether we will protect those who speak out or censor ourselves and others over them, thereby in effect adopting Sharia.

Inoffensive speech needs no protection. The First Amendment was developed precisely in order to protect speech that was offensive to some, in order to prevent those who had power from claiming they were offended by speech opposing them and silencing the powerless.

A free society is by its nature one in which people put up with others being uncivil and offensive. The alternative is a quiet authoritarian society in which only one opinion is allowed and the others are silenced, and ultimately sent to the camps.

Attorney General Garland, FBI Director Wray Threaten, Condemn Any American Who ‘Attacks Integrity of the FBI’

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:00

This is a well worn tactic of oppressors. Playing the victim of those they are oppressing. framing their attacks as a defense. The Nazi party executed this propaganda play relentlessly whining and moaning about their oppression by the Jews.

FBI Director Calls Legit Criticism Of Corrupt FBI ‘Violence,’ But We Weren’t Born Yesterday

Attorney General Garland: "I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked. The men and women of the FBI and the Justice Department are dedicated, patriotic public servants."

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 11, 2022

Merrick Garland and Chris Wray are the most corrupt and arrogant trash to ever run DOJ and FBI.

Shopping for a judge who represented Epstein, gave thousands to Obama, and insulted Trump on social media is a whole different level of arrogance and hubris.

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) August 10, 2022

FBI Director Wray Echoes AG Garland, Condemns ‘Attacks on the Integrity of the FBI’

FBI Director Wray released a statement echoing US Attorney General Merrick Garland and condemned ‘attacks on the integrity of the FBI.’

By: Gateway Pundit, August 12, 2022:

“Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others,” Wray said in a statement.

Statement from #FBI Director Wray: https://t.co/Q0QFNkE0Ak pic.twitter.com/UJA8eTKNpu

— FBI (@FBI) August 11, 2022

Earlier Thursday AG Garland threatened Americans who attack the integrity of the FBI.

On Monday at least 30 FBI agents and 3 DOJ officials raided Mar-a-Lago in their continued fishing expedition to manufacture a crime against the 45th President.

Garland today basically admitted they have nothing on President Trump. He could not identify ANYTHING the president did that was illegal.

Merrick Garland today promised he will not stand by as Americans verbally attack the Stasi-FBI.

AG Merrick Garland: “I will not stand by silently when integrity of DOJ and FBI is unfairly attacked.”

WATCH:

Garland: "I will not stand by silently" while my team is called out for its unprecedented abuse of power and my overt politicization of federal law enforcement pic.twitter.com/5xdaudM2vg

— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) August 11, 2022

 

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