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NYC Leftists And Islamic Groups Stand With Jihad Jew-Killers Outside Of Friends Of The IDF

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 13:00

August 8, 2022 . NYC, 6 pm, across from Grand Central in front of “Friends of IDF “(Israel Defense Forces) headquarters. It was VERY hot. in the high 90s, but heat index much higher.

The SOCIALIST Revolution signs were leading the way as they assembled on the sidewalk outside 60 East 42nd st.

Flickr Part 1- Signs. signs and more signs.

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Flickr Part 2-  they begin with the anti Israel hate filled chants, that are repeated over and over, until their leader, Nerdeen Kiswani arrives.

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Flickr Part 3- the crowd spilled in to the street and the police – as usual- simple adds barricades to protect the ‘palis’ and friends from passing cars. Cause these protestors are going to go wherever THEY want to go.

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Video Part 1 – a look at the crowd as they dutifully CHANT

Video Part 2– Nirdeen Kiswani takes over the chants. (a young protestor faints from the heat) BUT Nirdeen continues (after all-they have a trained MEDIC) They must keep going!

Video part 3 – Nerdeen Kiswani.  The crowd loves here hate filled rhetoric. Always the start speaker. BUT, the very loud amps and her propensity to GROWL makes it difficult to record her every word clearly.

Thee were also a few pro-Israel/pro-IDF supporters across 42ndt. st.

But even those few were an annoyance to the ‘palis’ . SO, they sent a ‘fakestinian’ flag to stand beside them.

Am Y’israel Chai

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

NYC Leftists And Islamic Groups Stand With Jihad Jew-Killers Outside Of Friends Of The IDF

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 13:00

August 8, 2022 . NYC, 6 pm, across from Grand Central in front of “Friends of IDF “(Israel Defense Forces) headquarters. It was VERY hot. in the high 90s, but heat index much higher.

The SOCIALIST Revolution signs were leading the way as they assembled on the sidewalk outside 60 East 42nd st.

Flickr Part 1- Signs. signs and more signs.

IMG_7881 copy

Flickr Part 2-  they begin with the anti Israel hate filled chants, that are repeated over and over, until their leader, Nerdeen Kiswani arrives.

IMG_8061 copy

Flickr Part 3- the crowd spilled in to the street and the police – as usual- simple adds barricades to protect the ‘palis’ and friends from passing cars. Cause these protestors are going to go wherever THEY want to go.

IMG_8108 copy

Video Part 1 – a look at the crowd as they dutifully CHANT

Video Part 2– Nirdeen Kiswani takes over the chants. (a young protestor faints from the heat) BUT Nirdeen continues (after all-they have a trained MEDIC) They must keep going!

Video part 3 – Nerdeen Kiswani.  The crowd loves here hate filled rhetoric. Always the start speaker. BUT, the very loud amps and her propensity to GROWL makes it difficult to record her every word clearly.

Thee were also a few pro-Israel/pro-IDF supporters across 42ndt. st.

But even those few were an annoyance to the ‘palis’ . SO, they sent a ‘fakestinian’ flag to stand beside them.

Am Y’israel Chai

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Americans and Europeans Seem to Think They Have a Duty to Support the Palestinians. But Why?

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:00

The award-winning Arab journalist, the Jerusalem-based Khaled Abu Toameh, has for years been scathingly critical of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaders. Recently he noted, with evident satisfaction over the wheels of justice grinding however slowly, that the Arab states have stopped their financial support for both Palestinian groups, and are thoroughly fed up with the Palestinians. His discussion of why this is so is here: “Why Arabs Are Fed up With the Palestinians,” by Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute, July 12, 2022.

The Arabs are apparently not only fed up with the Palestinian leadership, but also with international organizations and agencies that help the Palestinians. Arab financial aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has dropped by 90% in the past few years, according to the agency’s spokesperson Adnan Abu Hasna.

In another sign of Arab disregard for the Palestinians, the Palestinian Islamic-Christian Committee for the Support of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites warned of the repercussions of drying up the Arab financial support provided to the city.

The committee said that this year witnessed a “dangerous and unprecedented decline” in the level of financial support provided by a number of Arab countries to Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem.

The committee added that a number of governmental and civil bodies that were formed in some Arab countries to provide direct support to dozens of Palestinian institutions were suspended for reasons that were not disclosed.

Cutting off this Arab aid caused the disruption of vital services that were provided to Jerusalemites, especially in the health and educational fields,” the committee added. “Dozens of cultural, social and sports institutions are suffering from a stifling financial situation that threatens to close them and lay off their employees.”

The Palestinians can only blame themselves for antagonizing their Arab brothers and consequently losing the Arab money. The Palestinians have been spitting in the face of the Arab countries, while at the same time expecting these countries to continue funding them.

The Arabs are clearly not as naïve as the Americans and Europeans, who are continuing to pour millions of dollars annually on the Palestinians without conditions and without demanding accountability.

Both the Americans and Europeans appear to believe that they have some kind of special duty to support the Palestinians. How, one wonders, did this curious notion come to be? They do not have the same impulse to help to anything like the same extent any of the 82 million other refugees now living. The Palestinians have been the most cosseted and spoiled of all refugee groups. Of the hundreds of millions of refugees created since World War II, only the Palestinian Arabs have a special UN agency devoted solely to their care and feeding. All other refugees are lumped together, and looked after, much less generously, by the single UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Furthermore, only the Palestinians have been allowed to hand down their refugee status to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on, as an inheritable trait. No one has explained why this has been allowed, so that the number of Palestinian refugees continues inexorably to grow, when the numbers of all other refugee groups go down, as the original refugees die out, and are not replaced.

Had the Palestinians welcomed the many peace accords between Israel and the Arab states instead of condemning them and bad-mouthing the Arab leaders, they would have been in a much better situation today. They would have continued to receive financial aid from the Arabs and been able to use this money to build a better future for their children.

The Palestinians have condemned any Arab leader who dared to make peace with Israel. They demonized Anwar Sadat for the Camp David Accords in 1979, belittled and mocked King Hussein of Jordan when he made peace with the Jewish state in 1994, and have been outraged at the Arab leaders whose nations joined the Abraham Accords in 2020, describing them as “traitors.” Their “treason” consisted of daring to promote their own national interests despite Palestinian opposition. The UAE in particular, has been the main target of Palestinian opprobrium. But the UAE forges ahead, making agreements on trade, technology, tourism, agriculture, and security with Israel, in deals now amounting to $2 billion. It has also signed a free-trade deal with Israel that is expected to lead to $10 billion in bilateral trade within five years. What benefits have the Palestinians brought the UAE during the decades when the Emiratis supported them so generously?

Americans and Europeans Seem to Think They Have a Duty to Support the Palestinians. But Why?

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:00

The award-winning Arab journalist, the Jerusalem-based Khaled Abu Toameh, has for years been scathingly critical of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaders. Recently he noted, with evident satisfaction over the wheels of justice grinding however slowly, that the Arab states have stopped their financial support for both Palestinian groups, and are thoroughly fed up with the Palestinians. His discussion of why this is so is here: “Why Arabs Are Fed up With the Palestinians,” by Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute, July 12, 2022.

The Arabs are apparently not only fed up with the Palestinian leadership, but also with international organizations and agencies that help the Palestinians. Arab financial aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has dropped by 90% in the past few years, according to the agency’s spokesperson Adnan Abu Hasna.

In another sign of Arab disregard for the Palestinians, the Palestinian Islamic-Christian Committee for the Support of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites warned of the repercussions of drying up the Arab financial support provided to the city.

The committee said that this year witnessed a “dangerous and unprecedented decline” in the level of financial support provided by a number of Arab countries to Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem.

The committee added that a number of governmental and civil bodies that were formed in some Arab countries to provide direct support to dozens of Palestinian institutions were suspended for reasons that were not disclosed.

Cutting off this Arab aid caused the disruption of vital services that were provided to Jerusalemites, especially in the health and educational fields,” the committee added. “Dozens of cultural, social and sports institutions are suffering from a stifling financial situation that threatens to close them and lay off their employees.”

The Palestinians can only blame themselves for antagonizing their Arab brothers and consequently losing the Arab money. The Palestinians have been spitting in the face of the Arab countries, while at the same time expecting these countries to continue funding them.

The Arabs are clearly not as naïve as the Americans and Europeans, who are continuing to pour millions of dollars annually on the Palestinians without conditions and without demanding accountability.

Both the Americans and Europeans appear to believe that they have some kind of special duty to support the Palestinians. How, one wonders, did this curious notion come to be? They do not have the same impulse to help to anything like the same extent any of the 82 million other refugees now living. The Palestinians have been the most cosseted and spoiled of all refugee groups. Of the hundreds of millions of refugees created since World War II, only the Palestinian Arabs have a special UN agency devoted solely to their care and feeding. All other refugees are lumped together, and looked after, much less generously, by the single UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Furthermore, only the Palestinians have been allowed to hand down their refugee status to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on, as an inheritable trait. No one has explained why this has been allowed, so that the number of Palestinian refugees continues inexorably to grow, when the numbers of all other refugee groups go down, as the original refugees die out, and are not replaced.

Had the Palestinians welcomed the many peace accords between Israel and the Arab states instead of condemning them and bad-mouthing the Arab leaders, they would have been in a much better situation today. They would have continued to receive financial aid from the Arabs and been able to use this money to build a better future for their children.

The Palestinians have condemned any Arab leader who dared to make peace with Israel. They demonized Anwar Sadat for the Camp David Accords in 1979, belittled and mocked King Hussein of Jordan when he made peace with the Jewish state in 1994, and have been outraged at the Arab leaders whose nations joined the Abraham Accords in 2020, describing them as “traitors.” Their “treason” consisted of daring to promote their own national interests despite Palestinian opposition. The UAE in particular, has been the main target of Palestinian opprobrium. But the UAE forges ahead, making agreements on trade, technology, tourism, agriculture, and security with Israel, in deals now amounting to $2 billion. It has also signed a free-trade deal with Israel that is expected to lead to $10 billion in bilateral trade within five years. What benefits have the Palestinians brought the UAE during the decades when the Emiratis supported them so generously?

Democrats Passed $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, Then EV Prices Were Immediately Raised $7,500

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:00

Their contempt for you knows kn bounds.

Democrats passed $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, then prices were immediately raised

By: , August 17, 2022:

A recent scenario at the Ford Motor Company is the perfect way to explain what Democrats are doing to this country when they pass bills for our “benefit.” On August 9, Senate Democrats passed a bill they praised, which included a $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit.

Shortly after, Ford raised the price of its electric car. By how much? $7,000. What a coincidence. “The base model of the 2023 F-150 Lightning pickup will now cost $47,000, up from it’s original price of $40,000, according to CNN.”

Daily Caller News Foundation reports ”More expensive models, such as the XLT High/Extended Range and the Lariat Extended Range have increased in price by $8,500, while other F-150 Lightning designs vary between $6,000 to $7,000 in price increases, according to the Detroit Free Press.”

The price change was attributed to “significant material cost increases and other factors,” CNN noted. Despite the changes, the increase will not impact those currently waiting for delivery of their vehicles, but impacts those who have reserved but not yet ordered the truck, CNBC reported.

But don’t just blame Ford for being forced to dance with the Democrats. General Motors also just announced it will increase the price of its electric model of the GMC Hummer. The cost will go up by $6,250, CNN reported.

A recent scenario at the Ford Motor Company is the perfect way to explain what Democrats are doing to this country when they pass bills for our “benefit.” On August 9, Senate Democrats passed a bill they praised, which included a $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit.

Shortly after, Ford raised the price of its electric car. By how much? $7,000. What a coincidence. “The base model of the 2023 F-150 Lightning pickup will now cost $47,000, up from it’s original price of $40,000, according to CNN.”

Daily Caller News Foundation reports ”More expensive models, such as the XLT High/Extended Range and the Lariat Extended Range have increased in price by $8,500, while other F-150 Lightning designs vary between $6,000 to $7,000 in price increases, according to the Detroit Free Press.”

The price change was attributed to “significant material cost increases and other factors,” CNN noted. Despite the changes, the increase will not impact those currently waiting for delivery of their vehicles, but impacts those who have reserved but not yet ordered the truck, CNBC reported.

But don’t just blame Ford for being forced to dance with the Democrats. General Motors also just announced it will increase the price of its electric model of the GMC Hummer. The cost will go up by $6,250, CNN reported.

The Daily Caller adds:

With eligibility and tax credit rules preparing to change under new legislation, including the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, certain modules of the vehicle may qualify for the credit this year, according to Consumer Reports. It is unclear if the truck will be eligible in the future, according to CNN.

The electric trucks only have a range of 230 to 320 miles depending on the model, a moderate increase of 10 miles to the company’s standard battery, CNBC continued.

Democrats Passed $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, Then EV Prices Were Immediately Raised $7,500

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:00

Their contempt for you knows kn bounds.

Democrats passed $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, then prices were immediately raised

By: , August 17, 2022:

A recent scenario at the Ford Motor Company is the perfect way to explain what Democrats are doing to this country when they pass bills for our “benefit.” On August 9, Senate Democrats passed a bill they praised, which included a $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit.

Shortly after, Ford raised the price of its electric car. By how much? $7,000. What a coincidence. “The base model of the 2023 F-150 Lightning pickup will now cost $47,000, up from it’s original price of $40,000, according to CNN.”

Daily Caller News Foundation reports ”More expensive models, such as the XLT High/Extended Range and the Lariat Extended Range have increased in price by $8,500, while other F-150 Lightning designs vary between $6,000 to $7,000 in price increases, according to the Detroit Free Press.”

The price change was attributed to “significant material cost increases and other factors,” CNN noted. Despite the changes, the increase will not impact those currently waiting for delivery of their vehicles, but impacts those who have reserved but not yet ordered the truck, CNBC reported.

But don’t just blame Ford for being forced to dance with the Democrats. General Motors also just announced it will increase the price of its electric model of the GMC Hummer. The cost will go up by $6,250, CNN reported.

A recent scenario at the Ford Motor Company is the perfect way to explain what Democrats are doing to this country when they pass bills for our “benefit.” On August 9, Senate Democrats passed a bill they praised, which included a $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit.

Shortly after, Ford raised the price of its electric car. By how much? $7,000. What a coincidence. “The base model of the 2023 F-150 Lightning pickup will now cost $47,000, up from it’s original price of $40,000, according to CNN.”

Daily Caller News Foundation reports ”More expensive models, such as the XLT High/Extended Range and the Lariat Extended Range have increased in price by $8,500, while other F-150 Lightning designs vary between $6,000 to $7,000 in price increases, according to the Detroit Free Press.”

The price change was attributed to “significant material cost increases and other factors,” CNN noted. Despite the changes, the increase will not impact those currently waiting for delivery of their vehicles, but impacts those who have reserved but not yet ordered the truck, CNBC reported.

But don’t just blame Ford for being forced to dance with the Democrats. General Motors also just announced it will increase the price of its electric model of the GMC Hummer. The cost will go up by $6,250, CNN reported.

The Daily Caller adds:

With eligibility and tax credit rules preparing to change under new legislation, including the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, certain modules of the vehicle may qualify for the credit this year, according to Consumer Reports. It is unclear if the truck will be eligible in the future, according to CNN.

The electric trucks only have a range of 230 to 320 miles depending on the model, a moderate increase of 10 miles to the company’s standard battery, CNBC continued.

Judge DEFIES CORRUPT FBI, Hearing Case To Unseal Illegal Mar-A-Lago Raid

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:00

Expose the scumbags.

BREAKING: Judge DEFIES FBI, hearing case to UNSEAL Mar-a-Lago raid affidavit NOW— Could this expose the ENTIRE Regime?! pic.twitter.com/MSLxvcXW4x

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 18, 2022

Court Hears Arguments for Unsealing Records in FBI Raid of Trump’s Home

By: Newsmax, 18 August 2022:

A court considered on Thursday whether to unseal records containing evidence presented by the U.S. Justice Department to justify its search of Donald Trump’s Florida home last week, in a case pitting news organizations against judicial officials.

News outlets are trying to persuade a federal judge that the public deserves to see the evidence it used to secure court approval for the search at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

But the Justice Department has opposed the release of the affidavit containing the evidence, which gave investigators probable cause to believe crimes were committed at Trump’s Palm Beach home.

Jay Bratt, the head of the department’s counterintelligence and export control section, told the judge that releasing the affidavit is not in the public interest because it could harm the ongoing probe.

“There is another public interest at stake and that is the public interest that criminal investigations are able to go forward unimpeded,” he said.

The search was part of a federal investigation into whether Trump illegally removed documents when he left office in January 2021 after losing the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden.

The Justice Department is investigating violations of three laws, including a provision in the Espionage Act that prohibits the possession of national defense information and another statute that makes it a crime to knowingly destroy, conceal or falsify records with the intent to obstruct an investigation.

Judge DEFIES CORRUPT FBI, Hearing Case To Unseal Illegal Mar-A-Lago Raid

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:00

Expose the scumbags.

BREAKING: Judge DEFIES FBI, hearing case to UNSEAL Mar-a-Lago raid affidavit NOW— Could this expose the ENTIRE Regime?! pic.twitter.com/MSLxvcXW4x

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 18, 2022

Court Hears Arguments for Unsealing Records in FBI Raid of Trump’s Home

By: Newsmax, 18 August 2022:

A court considered on Thursday whether to unseal records containing evidence presented by the U.S. Justice Department to justify its search of Donald Trump’s Florida home last week, in a case pitting news organizations against judicial officials.

News outlets are trying to persuade a federal judge that the public deserves to see the evidence it used to secure court approval for the search at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

But the Justice Department has opposed the release of the affidavit containing the evidence, which gave investigators probable cause to believe crimes were committed at Trump’s Palm Beach home.

Jay Bratt, the head of the department’s counterintelligence and export control section, told the judge that releasing the affidavit is not in the public interest because it could harm the ongoing probe.

“There is another public interest at stake and that is the public interest that criminal investigations are able to go forward unimpeded,” he said.

The search was part of a federal investigation into whether Trump illegally removed documents when he left office in January 2021 after losing the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden.

The Justice Department is investigating violations of three laws, including a provision in the Espionage Act that prohibits the possession of national defense information and another statute that makes it a crime to knowingly destroy, conceal or falsify records with the intent to obstruct an investigation.

‘Palestinian’ Top Dog President Abbas: ‘Israel had committed “50 Holocausts”

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 19:00

Holocaust denier, Nazi, and terrorist Mahmoud Abbas naturally has no regrets about the Munich massacre of 1972. Instead of apologizing for this attack, Abbas accuses Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” against the Palestinian people. All while Abbas pays Palestinian terrorists to murder Jews with U.S tax dollars.

Once again, call your member of Congress and tell them to stop all U.S aid to the Palestinian Authority. Where is the backlash from the Biden Administration, the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media, who routinely refer to Mahmoud Abbas as a moderate??

Palestinian political leader Mahmoud Abbas slanderously accused #Israel of committing '50 holocausts' against #Palestinians when asked in an interview about whether he planned to apologize to Israel and Germany for the Munich massacre of of 1972. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/qW2bXaiGMq

— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) August 17, 2022

Mahmoud Abbas accusing Israel of having committed "50 Holocausts" while standing on German soil is not only a moral disgrace, but a monstrous lie.

Six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, including one and a half million Jewish children.

History will never forgive him.

— יאיר לפיד – Yair Lapid (@yairlapid) August 16, 2022

PA President Mahmoud Abbas's claim that Israel committed “50 Holocausts" is unacceptable. 

Holocaust distortion can have dangerous consequences and fuels antisemitism. https://t.co/Ok7NxQbQba

— Special Envoy Deborah Lipstadt (@StateSEAS) August 17, 2022

Wonder why we didn’t make more progress with the Palestinians? Read this: https://t.co/Q8sSedvgfw via @timesofisrael

— David M Friedman (@DavidM_Friedman) August 16, 2022

At a certain point, all the 2-state-solution supporters will have to deal with the fact that the man they pin their hopes on, the "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas is a Holocaust denying, Nazi-style Jew hater who is also a terrorist and an embezzler.

— Caroline Glick (@CarolineGlick) August 17, 2022

Palestinian President Abbas Skirts Apology for Munich Attack

By US News, August 17, 2022
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has expressed no regret for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants against Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics half a century ago.
By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed no regret Tuesday for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics a half century ago, countering that Israel had committed “50 Holocausts” against Palestinians over the years.

Eleven Israeli athletes and a German police officer died after members of the Palestinian militant group Black September took hostages at the Olympic Village on Sept. 5, 1972. At the time of the attack, the group was linked to Abbas’ Fatah party.

Asked whether as Palestinian leader he planned to apologize to Israel and Germany for the attack ahead of the 50th anniversary next month, Abbas responded instead by citing allegations of atrocities committed by Israel since 1947.

“If we want to go over the past, go ahead,” Abbas told reporters after a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. “I have 50 slaughters that Israel committed.”

‘Palestinian’ Top Dog President Abbas: ‘Israel had committed “50 Holocausts”

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 19:00

Holocaust denier, Nazi, and terrorist Mahmoud Abbas naturally has no regrets about the Munich massacre of 1972. Instead of apologizing for this attack, Abbas accuses Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” against the Palestinian people. All while Abbas pays Palestinian terrorists to murder Jews with U.S tax dollars.

Once again, call your member of Congress and tell them to stop all U.S aid to the Palestinian Authority. Where is the backlash from the Biden Administration, the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media, who routinely refer to Mahmoud Abbas as a moderate??

Palestinian political leader Mahmoud Abbas slanderously accused #Israel of committing '50 holocausts' against #Palestinians when asked in an interview about whether he planned to apologize to Israel and Germany for the Munich massacre of of 1972. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/qW2bXaiGMq

— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) August 17, 2022

Mahmoud Abbas accusing Israel of having committed "50 Holocausts" while standing on German soil is not only a moral disgrace, but a monstrous lie.

Six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, including one and a half million Jewish children.

History will never forgive him.

— יאיר לפיד – Yair Lapid (@yairlapid) August 16, 2022

PA President Mahmoud Abbas's claim that Israel committed “50 Holocausts" is unacceptable. 

Holocaust distortion can have dangerous consequences and fuels antisemitism. https://t.co/Ok7NxQbQba

— Special Envoy Deborah Lipstadt (@StateSEAS) August 17, 2022

Wonder why we didn’t make more progress with the Palestinians? Read this: https://t.co/Q8sSedvgfw via @timesofisrael

— David M Friedman (@DavidM_Friedman) August 16, 2022

At a certain point, all the 2-state-solution supporters will have to deal with the fact that the man they pin their hopes on, the "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas is a Holocaust denying, Nazi-style Jew hater who is also a terrorist and an embezzler.

— Caroline Glick (@CarolineGlick) August 17, 2022

Palestinian President Abbas Skirts Apology for Munich Attack

By US News, August 17, 2022
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has expressed no regret for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants against Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics half a century ago.
By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed no regret Tuesday for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics a half century ago, countering that Israel had committed “50 Holocausts” against Palestinians over the years.

Eleven Israeli athletes and a German police officer died after members of the Palestinian militant group Black September took hostages at the Olympic Village on Sept. 5, 1972. At the time of the attack, the group was linked to Abbas’ Fatah party.

Asked whether as Palestinian leader he planned to apologize to Israel and Germany for the attack ahead of the 50th anniversary next month, Abbas responded instead by citing allegations of atrocities committed by Israel since 1947.

“If we want to go over the past, go ahead,” Abbas told reporters after a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. “I have 50 slaughters that Israel committed.”

Brian Stelter OUT at CNN

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 18:05

Pig flying moment. Literally.

Brian Stelter to depart CNN as it cancels ‘Reliable Sources’ media show

By: David Folkenflik, NPR, August 18, 2022:

CNN host Brian Stelter, shown in this photograph from 2018, tells NPR he is departing the network after it canceled his media analysis show “Reliable Sources.” He had hosted the show for nine years.

CNN is canceling its Sunday media affairs show Reliable Sources, and host Brian Stelter is departing the network, Stelter tells NPR.

In a statement to NPR, Stelter says he’s grateful for the show and his team’s examination of “the media, truth and the stories that shape our world.”

Brian Stelter OUT at CNN

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 18:05

Pig flying moment. Literally.

Brian Stelter to depart CNN as it cancels ‘Reliable Sources’ media show

By: David Folkenflik, NPR, August 18, 2022:

CNN host Brian Stelter, shown in this photograph from 2018, tells NPR he is departing the network after it canceled his media analysis show “Reliable Sources.” He had hosted the show for nine years.

CNN is canceling its Sunday media affairs show Reliable Sources, and host Brian Stelter is departing the network, Stelter tells NPR.

In a statement to NPR, Stelter says he’s grateful for the show and his team’s examination of “the media, truth and the stories that shape our world.”

RACISM: Minnesota Public Schools Changes Rules To LAYOFF WHITE TEACHERS FIRST

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 14:00

This is straight up racism. Not to mention the continued deterioration of the education your children are getting. Flee government schools.

So much for white privilege. ABC: An agreement struck between a Minneapolis teachers union and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) now compels the district – in the case of any layoffs – to get rid of white teachers before any teachers of color. The stipulation comes as part of a recent collective bargaining agreement between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and MPS, which ended a two-week-long teachers’ strike. Among numerous provisions that were agreed upon between the two groups was a restructuring of the district’s recruiting and retainment of educators of color. Effective in the Spring of 2023, teachers will be subject to job layoffs or relocations in order of seniority (ABC). Fox News: According to the agreement, the purpose of the policies is to solve for “past discrimination” by the district, which the agreement said “disproportionately impacted the hiring of underrepresented teachers in the District, as compared to the relevant labor market and the community, and resulted in a lack of diversity of teachers” (Fox News).

Minnesota Public Schools Changes Rules To Lay Off White Teachers Before Minorities

Policy ‘openly discriminates against white teachers based only on the color of their skin,’ lawyer says

A protester at a March Minnesota teachers’ strike / MFT 59 Twitter (The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers 59 represents teachers, related service, & education support professionals of the Minneapolis Public Schools.)

By: • WFB, August 15, 2022:

Minnesota Public Schools reached an agreement with its teachers’ union to institute a policy that will discriminate against white teachers during layoffs, according to a report from Alpha News.

The agreement, which the union reached in March following a two-week strike, upends the seniority-based layoff system under which teachers who have been employed the least amount of time are the first to be fired. Under the new rules, if a minority teacher is set to be laid off, the district will instead fire the next least senior teacher who is white

“If [laying off] a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the district shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population,” reads the agreement, which goes into effect next spring.

The justification for the racial discrimination is to “remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination,” according to the school district.

Minnesota Public Schools’ policy is the latest example of teachers’ efforts to institute policies favoring minority teachers in hiring and compensation in order to achieve racial equity. Staff at New York City’s elite Dalton School in 2020 demanded the administration pay off black faculty’s student debt, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

FBI Whistleblowers Revealed Widespread FBI Misconduct Ahead of Trump Raid

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 20:00

The FBI and the DoJ are irretrievably broken. The FBI is now a state sanctioned criminal organization.

Whistleblowers revealed widespread FBI misconduct ahead of Trump raid

Whistleblowers claim a senior FBI official worked to falsely discredit evidence against Hunter Biden.

By: Just The News, August 12, 2022:

Prior to the FBI’s raid Monday on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, a string of whistleblower reports alleged that senior officials at the FBI exhibited a pattern of bias in their handling of politically sensitive investigations and also reclassified cases without justification to substantiate the White House’s public narratives on crime and extremism.

Beginning in late May, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley called attention to then-Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault over political bias concerns. Thibault expressed support for several “highly partisan” opinion articles on LinkedIn and made a series of politically charged social media posts, according to Grassley, who referred Thibault to the Office of Special Counsel to address the federal agent’s potential violations of the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from partisan political activity.

Concerns surrounding Thibault escalated in July, as whistleblowers came forward claiming Thibault’s partisan persuasion directly impacted his work at the bureau. While seeking approval from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland to open an investigation into Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, Thibault withheld from them that his predicating evidence was based in “substantial part” on information from a “left-aligned organization,” according to Grassley’s office.

In a separate instance, whistleblowers claim Thibault worked to falsely discredit evidence against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and prevent the bureau from investigating him.

“Whistleblowers have told my office that the FBI maintains many sources that have provided extensive information on Hunter Biden,” Grassley said in August. “That information allegedly involves potential criminal activity such as money laundering. According to allegations, the underlying information was verified and verifiable. However, instead of green-lighting investigative activity, the FBI shut it down.”

Grassley also pointed to Robert Pilger of the Election Crimes Branch, who he alleges was of vital aid to Thibault in his efforts to open the investigation into Trump. Former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, the Iowa Republican noted, testified that “Pilger’s conduct frustrated the department’s ability to properly operate the Election Crimes Branch.”

Thibault, Grassley confirmed, was reassigned to an unspecified posting prior to the bureau securing a warrant to raid Trump’s estate. Sources briefed on the raid confirmed to Just the News that the agents came from the Washington Field Office, in which Thibault was serving until just days prior.

In late July, whistleblower reports emerged that bureau supervisors were pressuring agents to reclassify cases under the label of “domestic violent extremism” (DVE) without substantive justification in order to support White House narratives.

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Wednesday outlined the issue in a letter to former Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division and Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch Jill Sanborn seeking her testimony.

Citing remarks from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the pair noted that the Biden administration has ranked domestic violent extremism as the “greatest threat” to the United States. Whistleblower claims allege the FBI’s top brass has worked to pad the number of DVE cases to support that claim.

“Whistleblower disclosures made by multiple FBI employees from different field offices suggest that FBI agents are bolstering the number of cases of DVEs to satisfy their supervisors,” Jordan and Johnson wrote. “For example, one whistleblower explained that because agents are not finding enough DVE cases, they are encouraged and incentivized to reclassify cases as DVE cases even though there is minimal, circumstantial evidence to support the reclassification.

One of the senior officials allegedly applying improper pressure to manipulate data to support ideologically predetermined conclusions, the lawmakers notified Sanborn, was Sanborn herself.

“Another whistleblower stated that a field office Counterterrorism Assistant Special Agent in Charge and the FBI’s then Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division pressured agents to move cases into the DVE category to hit self-created performance metrics,” they wrote.

Sanborn is no longer with the FBI and is now an employee of Roku, Inc.

The FBI declined to comment on reported whistleblower allegations against Thibault and Sanborn. The bureau sent this statement on DVEs:

“The threat posed by domestic violence extremists is persistent, evolving, and deadly. The FBI’s authority to investigate a case as domestic terrorism requires the existence of a potential criminal federal violation, the unlawful use or threat of force or violence, and ideological motivation. The motivation behind threats or acts of force or violence in violation of federal criminal law is not always readily apparent, but is often discovered during the course of an investigation. If the FBI obtains evidence that someone was motivated by violent extremist ideology of any type, a case classification may be changed. In other cases, an investigation may indicate that an ideological motivation was not involved in a criminal act. In either case, the FBI will follow the facts as they develop, and classify our investigations accordingly and appropriately. The FBI’s goal is to detect and stop terrorist attacks. At the same time, we are committed to upholding the constitutional rights of all Americans and will never open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity.”

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

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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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