France Reaps Decades of Socialism and Open Borders


Brigitte Gabriel uses France’s current woes of Socialism, Islamic terrorism and Open Borders as an example of a warning to the United States of America.

 

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France Reaps Decades of Socialism and Open Borders

 

By Brigitte Gabriel

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 2:28 PM

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Emmanuel Macron

 

As world leaders recently gathered in France to celebrate the centurion anniversary of the ending to World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron took it upon himself to attack President Trump, warning about the dangers of so-called “nationalism.”

 

The arrogance of a Western world leader using such a unifying event to attack the elected leader of one of his nation’s closest allies aside, Macron would’ve done well to keep his own house in order before lending advice.

 

Just weeks later, Paris was ablaze with violent mobs attacking police and vandalizing some of France’s most precious historical sites. The world-famous Arc de Triomphe was laced with graffiti by a generation poisoned and brainwashed with socialist ideology, never satisfied with what their government could give them.

 

France spent decades pushing the same anti-nationalist ideology on its citizens, glorifying the European Union and heavily taxing the wealthy to give to the poor. Combine this with France’s decades of open borders, reluctance to celebrate their own rich culture, Western values and contributions to the world, and you get an angry, self-loathing and even violent citizenry. Suddenly there’s no more wealth to tax, no more jobs to hand out and no more national identity.

 

Socialism has never worked in any part of the world in the entire history of civilization. Its consistent destruction of wealth, freedom and democracy has proven to be a recipe for national suicide. Combined with the open border policies that France embraced, you won’t just get poverty and civil unrest, but terrorism as well.

 

When I was a little girl, Beirut was dubbed “Paris of the Middle East.” Today, Paris is the Middle East of Europe and the “city of love,” has turned into the “city of chaos.” Decades of un-fettered immigration from the Middle East and North Africa has birthed sharia-ridden “no-go zones” and horrific terrorist attacks from the Charlie Hebdo massacre to the Paris bombings of 2015.

 

This type of radical transformation France has undergone is precisely what President Trump has been so desperately fighting against since his inauguration, with limited to no help from his own party.

 

As we march closer and closer toward a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, time is running out on our nation’s ability to reverse course and protect itself from becoming like France—a nation with no unity, no identity and no safety.

 

We need not look all the way across the Atlantic to see what the future holds for our nation if it refuses to seal its southern border, grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and continues to elect anti-American socialists to political positions of power. Just take a look at what unvetted immigration and socialism has done to the liberal haven of California over the past few decades.

 

Sanctuary cities such as San Francisco that provide safe haven for illegals such as Kate Steinle’s killer have become places of squalor, ridden with homelessness and filth. In fact, San Francisco’s streets are so filthy that an infectious disease expert recently placed it amongst some of the dirtiest cities in the entire world!

 

Recently, an investigative unit surveyed 153 blocks of San Francisco, in which it found countless mounds of trash and food lining the streets, at least 100 discarded needles, and wait for it, more than 300 piles of human feces.

 

This is San Francisco we’re talking about, not Mumbai.

 

By the way, it’s worth pointing out that one of San Francisco’s congressional representatives happens to be none other than soon-to-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who is vehemently opposed to a wall. Good to know Ms. Pelosi has her priorities in order.

 

Taxes are through the roof in the “Golden State,” prompting many businesses to move to more free-market friendly locations such as Texas or Florida. As wealth continues to leave the state, the taxes will inevitably climb even higher, as lawmakers attempt to keep their constituents as well as illegals happy. Sooner or later, there won’t be enough wealth to tax, and the state will be bankrupt. The result of this will likely be violence, vandalism and chaos on a scale even larger than what we’re witnessing in Paris.

 

The solution to all of this? America first.

 

Wait, you mean, “nationalism?”

 

Let the leftist fools like Macron, who currently enjoys an approval rating of less than 20 percent in his own nation, call it whatever they want. It’s time to do what’s best for America and its people.

 

It’s time to build a wall to protect not only our citizens but our identity, and it’s time to call socialism what it is—an evil and destructive, anti-American ideology that has led to nothing but poverty and disaster wherever it raises its poisonous head.

 

America is and should always remain a capitalist nation that defends its borders and celebrates its national identity and Judeo-Christian values. As proven by France’s continued fall from grace, failure to do so will result in cultural, economic and political destruction.

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Cave to Islamic Culture or Remain American Culture?


John R. Houk

© December 12, 2018

Justin Smith found an article reporting on Muslim employees working at an Amazon plant – wait for it – in Minnesota. The same Minnesota that has been the recipient of huge amounts of counter-American-culture Muslim refugees. Minnesota has apparently imported enough America-hating Muslims to elect a Muslim Attorney General that has schmoozed with Islamic terrorist loving organizations such as CAIR and who also associates with Jew-hating racist Louis Farrakhan. Yup, that would be the former DNC Co-Chair Keith Ellison elected in November to be the next Attorney General of Minnesota.

 

I have no doubt Muslim refugee influenced voters to elect Ilhan Abdullahi Omar into Office who replaced Keith Ellison in Minnesota District 5 as the Dem Representative in November election. Even though Omar campaigned an Israel neutral campaign, after her victory she unsurprisingly displayed an allegiance to the Islamic terrorist paradigm of a Palestinian State replacing Israel which would mean another Jewish Holocaust this time within the Jewish Homeland. Omar received campaign support from CAIR which has a proven association with Islamic terrorist/Jew-Hating Hamas which in turn is the Palestinian subsidiary of the global Caliphate-minded Muslim Brotherhood network.

 

Understanding Minnesota’s two high profile elected Muslims to the crazy part of Islam, you have to wonder where their votes came from. A Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News article talks about the election demographics in Minnesota District 5:

 

 

… The district, which covers Minneapolis and some surrounding suburbs, is growing. Since 2007, it’s gone from 583,700 residents to roughly 708,000 now, the largest of any in the state.

 

And many of those residents are young — and trending younger. The 5th is Minnesota’s youngest district by far, with a median age of 34 years old, down from 37 years old when Ellison was first elected [Blog Editor: Ellison elected 12 years ago].

 

 

The millennial age group, ranging from 22 to 36 years old, also makes up the greatest share of the voting-age population in the district at 35 percent, or more than 200,000 voters. (Are demographics destiny in the 5th District? By Briana Bierschbach; MPR News; 8/7/18)

 

Keep in mind the dominate political party is a local populist party that has increasingly leaned Left – Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). The DFL is local but national purposes caucuses with the Democratic National Committee (DNC – aka Democratic Party, I often shorten to “Dems”). High School and College age students have been groomed for decades in Multicultural Marxist-Socialist principles. Hence, the largest voting age group that are non-Muslim are so brainwashed into Multiculturalist principles they have little to no concept voting for Muslims pretending to Left of Center are supportive of Ellison and Omar regardless of their un-American pro-Islamist and Jew-Hating racist associations.

 

Due to the amount of Muslim refugees primarily from Somalia, there was also an affinity from this unnaturally large voting block to vote for all things Islam. Consider this excerpt from SC (as in St. Cloud, MN) Times:

 

ST. CLOUD — Anecdotal evidence, exit polls and overall turnout rates indicate Minnesota Somalis voted in high numbers last week.

 

To leaders and experts, it was a demonstration of political enthusiasm as well as a glimpse of the community’s potential elective power.

 

The Somali community is getting more politically active and more Somalis are running for public office and winning, including Ilhan Omar, who will be one of the first Muslim women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

 

The community now has representation in the Minneapolis City Council, the Minnesota Legislature and U.S. Congress.

 

 

Somalis as a group tend to be politically oriented, and certainly community oriented, Abdi said. They have a tradition of passing along information to one another by word of mouth. The Somali language was only written down in the 1970s, meaning its oral traditions have continued, she said.

 

Another factor is that for so long, Somalis have been denied the opportunity to participate in government by civil war, a failed state and decades spent in refugee camps.

 

“They are beginning to embrace the opportunity to be able to make a difference with the vote,” Abdi said.

 

Many families also have a vested interest in the outcome. They have families in the refugee resettlement or immigration pipeline, waiting to come to the U.S.

 

 

Motivated by Trump, against hate

 

The negative rhetoric around immigration and refugees by Trump and other politicians has motivated the community, Abdi said.

 

“It’s so shocking and so horrifying. It defies the hope they experienced with the hope of Obama,” Abdi said. “It’s inspiring people to say we have to stand up and we have to defy the network of hate. We have to refuse to be villainized or to be called criminals.”

 

… (How did Minnesota’s Somali community impact election results? By Stephanie Dickrell; SC Times; 11/11/18 8:00 a.m.)

 

You can tell the tone of this local publication is pro-Somali refugee. The people are so brainwashed that they do not comprehend that all things Islam is contradictory to America’s Founding principles and U.S. Constitution. Islamic history demonstrates that once a Muslim majority is established, the original non-Muslim inhabitants will their freedoms and Liberty restricted to be subservient to Islamic principles (SEE ALSO: 1,400 Years of Christian/Islamic Struggle: An Analysis).

 

Friends, the American Left has been remarkably successful in transforming America into the portrait THEY want Americans to see as normative. The Leftist transformation began long before Barack Obama was elected removing all doubt of the Leftist agenda to change American-Christian values into the values the Dems defiantly tell their listeners are actual American values. Namely, Multicultural Secular Humanistic values devoid of a Judeo-Christian influence yet deceptively accepting of all other religious faith values, even those religious values such as in Islam which would destroy the Left if became the politically dominant vision.

 

Now to the Justin Smith post on the Facebook Group Social Media Jail Conversations for Conservatives & Counterjihadists. Justin discovered that an Amazon plant in Minnesota staffed primarily by Somali Muslims wanted to go on strike due to increased work load. The Somalis apparently are not protesting increased labor as much as being upset the work load allegedly removes the ability to pray five times a day during the work period. The article is quite pro-Islam portraying Muslims as victims even though in American culture, secular oriented businesses are not expected to make special provisions for one’s religious beliefs. The article’s title is “Amazon’s Somalian Employees Planning ‘Massive’ Protest at Minnesota Facility Before Christmas”. As if Muslims care about the Christian significance of Christmas. The Amazon owner – Jeff Bezos – is quite Left-leaning (some describe as a social Liberal/pro-Capitalist Libertarian). I suspect and thus probable bend to the counter-culture demands of the Muslim Somalis.

 

Here are Justin’s thoughts on upset Muslim Somalis and Amazon:

 

This is just one more of the Muslims’ ploys to undermine society. They typically attempt to force host nations, the regions and localities they inhabit, to acquiesce to special treatment of Muslims, especially where Ramadan is concerned.

 

In America, we have equality under the law and the U.S. Constitution, not privilege. But Muslims want validation as Muslims first and privilege above all others, due to the supremacy doctrines within the Koran.

 

Make Muslims assimilate fully or leave the country. If they are not here to be Americans first, or at least to truly live here peacefully and in accordance with the Constitution and laws as applied to everybody, they should be made to leave … exile and deport them all. ~ Justin O Smith (Social Media Jail Conversations for Conservatives & Counterjihadists; 12/9/18 8:42 PM)

 

Yup, Justin and I concur.

 

JRH 12/12/18

 

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SWALLOWED UP: IRAN FACING DIVINE RETRIBUTION?


Though secular science dominated people will say there is a scientific reason & solution for Tehran slowly being swallowed by a sinkhole, the divine retribution thoughts in this WND article fits for me.

 

Iran constantly calls for Israel’s destruction which is a curse.

 

Genesis 12: 1-3; Numbers 24: 5, 9 NKJV

 

12 Now the Lord had said to Abram:

 

“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you
;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

 

Numbers 24

 

“How lovely are your tents, O Jacob!
Your dwellings, O Israel!

‘He bows down, he lies down as a lion;
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?’

Blessed is he who blesses you,
And cursed is he who curses you
.”

 

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SWALLOWED UP: IRAN FACING DIVINE RETRIBUTION?

13 million people watch parts of Tehran sinking 10 inches per year

 

December 9, 2018

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A sinkhole in Iran (courtesy Building and Housing Research Center in Tehran)

 

Iran’s capital of Tehran, a city of 13 million people, is sinking – fast.

 

That’s the assessment of geo-scientists Mahdi Motagh and Mahmud Haghshenas Haghighi of the German Research Centre in Potsdam who used satellite data images to monitor subsidence across the region between 20013 and 1017 that show the land sinking radically due to depletion of groundwater aquifers, shows a recent report in Nature.com.

 

But, given the radical Shiite regime’s regular threats against Israel, some rabbis see the possibility of divine retribution – reminding them of the biblical challenge to Moses in Numbers 16 by Korah, who was swallowed up by the earth along with his followers.

 

The collapse is spreading now to encompass the city’s airport by up to 10 inches a year.

 

But an impending catastrophe is much more widespread across the entire western Tehran Plain including the urban area, satellite cities and the southwest Varamin Plain, an agricultural area that supports it.

 

“These are amongst some of the highest current rates of subsidence in the world,” says Roberto Tomás, an engineer at the University of Alicante in Spain.

 

Huge fissures – several miles in length and up to 12-feet wide and deep – have opened up in the land to the southeast of Tehran, some of which are threatening to topple power-transmission lines and buckle railways.

 

“When walking around these areas, we see uneven street surfaces, shifted curbs, cracks in the walls and even tilted buildings, some of which have had to be demolished,” reports Motagh.

 

The growth of underground cracks sometimes produces sudden sinkholes.

 

“One farmer I met was locked up for hours when the ground gave way beneath him and he fell into a six-meter-deep crack,” says Ali Beitollahi, head of engineering seismology at the Building and Housing Research Center in Tehran.

 

Such farmland is becoming unviable, because the cracks drain irrigation water from the surface and leave crops parched.

 

The cracks and fissures threaten an area that hosts more than 100 miles of railway, 2,000 miles of roads, 21 bridges, 30 miles of oil pipeline, nearly 200 miles of gas pipeline, 60 miles of high-voltage electricity lines and more than 250,000 buildings.

 

To make matters worse, Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major faults that cover at least 90 percent of the country. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive.

 

“We don’t always know why things happen but when we look back, we can frequently see that some events we thought were insignificant were actually small sparks that set off a large explosion,” Rabbi Pichas Winston told Breaking Israel News about the report. “What is true is that anti-Semitism is always followed by economic depression and frequently by disaster.”

 

Winston believes Tehran’s dilemma is clearly part of divine intervention but added a strong disclaimer.

 

“Everything that happens in the world is divine intervention,” he said. “But we absolutely cannot ascribe a specific meaning to it. One day it could be Tehran sinking and the next it could be a city in California. The judgments are for God to make.”

 

Winston reminds the public that Iran’s water shortage has been well-documented. He notes in June, Prime Minister Netanyahu offered Israeli water technology to Iran.

 

“But they wouldn’t take anything from ‘the Zionists,’” he said. “This anti-Semitism clearly made their current problem worse.”

 

At the time, Netanyahu said: “The Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water. Israel stands with the people of Iran.”

 

Rabbi Ben Artzi told Breaking Israel News that God operates in the world via nature.

 

“God is hidden in the world but operates through the natural forces that He created,” he said. “Through fire, earthquakes, winds, volcanoes – through every natural force. This is how God operates for countries, but for the individual, he works through his body.”

 

This is particularly true of Iran, the rabbi said.

 

“Every time Iran rises up against Israel, it will get hit by Hashem (God, literally ‘the name’) – hit hard,” Artzi said.

 

Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, said he has mixed feelings about the crisis in Iran.

 

“It makes me happy to hear that Iran is having this problem,” he said. “Not that I, God forbid, wish the people of Iran harm. There are enough reasons for them to disappear into the ground but the way this is coming into the world, as a gradual process, gives the people a chance to do tshuva (repentance) in order to avert disaster.”

 

He sees a parallel between the news and the biblical story of Korah and his followers who were swallowed up in the desert for challenging Moses and Aaron.

 

“Since the Holocaust, there has not been any nation that has declared their intention to destroy the Jewish people like Iran has,” he said. “Anyone who speaks out this way, wanting to wipe out another nation, Hashem will cause the earth to swallow them up. Everything they think that makes them great as a nation will simply disappear.”

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GEERT WILDERS PRAISES GLAZOV’S “JIHADIST PSYCHOPATH”: “DESERVES THE HIGHEST PRAISE”


Book Review on Jamie Glazov’s new book on Islamic terrorism

 

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GEERT WILDERS PRAISES GLAZOV’S “JIHADIST PSYCHOPATH”: “DESERVES THE HIGHEST PRAISE”

A titan in the battle for freedom gives a glowing thumbs up.

 

December 7, 2018

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Jihadist Psychopath

 

We are excited to announce that Frontpage Editor Jamie Glazov’s new book, Jihadist Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us, is being released on December 18, 2018.

 

Jihadist Psychopath, which is Amazon’s #1 New Release in the “Islam” and “Medical Mental Illness” categories, offers a unique perspective on the terror war. Like no other work, it unveils the world of psychopathy and reveals, step by step, how Islamic Supremacists are duplicating the sinister methodology of psychopaths who routinely charm, seduce, capture, and devour their prey.

 

Jihadist Psychopath unveils how every element of the formula by which the psychopath subjugates his victim is used by the Islamic Supremacist to ensnare and subjugate non-Muslims. And in the same way that the victim of the psychopath is complicit in his own destruction, so too Western civilization is now embracing and enabling its own conquest and consumption.

 

We are honored to share that Geert Wilders has stated that Jihadist Psychopath “deserves the highest praise” and that Jamie Glazov is “one of the most courageous and perceptive journalists of the free world.” (All of Wilders’ praise can be read in the “Advance Praise” section of the book – and Jamie’s video discussion of Wilders’ praise can be viewed HERE.)

 

One of Dr. Glazov’s strongest messages in his new book (as he discusses in his video) is his reference to President Trump as a providential “Godsend.” Glazov documents and unveils how, during this dire hour for America and for western civilization, and after the miserable catastrophe of the Obama administration, America’s president is pushing back a pernicious enemy.

 

Dr. Glazov’s new book delivers a ground-breaking exposé of how the Jihadist Psychopath has successfully built his totalitarian plantation in the West — a plantation on which many westerners, including many of our leaders, are now enslaved and dutifully following the Jihadist Psychopath‘s orders. Glazov outlines the frameworks of this tyrannical plantation and shows how those who are unwillingly trapped on it, and who yearn for freedom, can best escape. The author reveals (as he explains in his video), how the Unholy Alliance is simply in panic mode at the prospect of people waking up to the existence of the Jihadist Psychopath‘s plantation and shedding their fear of the smears they will face for leaving it.

 

As the front cover of this new book reveals, Dennis Prager has affirmed that Jihadist Psychopath is “…one of the most important books of the present time.”

 

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President Trump’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has also given glowing praise. As Dr. Glazov discusses in his videoJohn Bolton says about Jihadist Psychopath:

 

Hard as it is to believe, many in the West simply will not take the time and trouble to understand the threat posed by radical Islamicist terrorism. James Burnham once wrote of a similar problem with international Communism in his masterful Suicide of the West. Now, Jamie Glazov has written this century’s counterpart to Burnham’s classic work and will doubtless upset those determined not to analyze for themselves the nature of the underlying phenomenon.

 

Steve Emersona leading authority on jihadist networks, has stated that Jihadist Psychopath is “destined for permanent greatness” and is “brilliant and deeply original.” (All of Emerson’s praise can be read in the “Advance Praise” section of the book – and Jamie’s video discussion of Emerson’s praise can be viewed HERE.)

 

In his review of the book, Robert Spencer, a leading scholar of Islam and editor of JihadWatch.org, has noted that Glazov’s book “changes the counterterror paradigm” and that it “could do nothing less than break the West out of the suicidal death spiral in which it seems inextricably caught today.

 

With a Foreword written by Michael Ledeen, advance praise also comes from Bruce Bawer, Daniel Greenfield, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa and many other titans and scholars in the international arena. (See Amazon page for many of the blurbs).

 

And that’s why you have to pre-order a copy now. Order Jihadist Psychopath Today!

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Consider This!


John R. Houk

© November 24, 2018

 

Consider this relatively recent development in European rule of law:

 

 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) passed a verdict last Thursday that insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed would be a punishable offense and will not be protected as ‘free speech’.

 

VIDEO: Glazov Moment: Europe Criminalizes Criticism of Mohammed.

 

Court Case

 

A panel of seven-judges decided that defaming or demeaning the Prophet Mohammed goes ‘beyond permissible limits of an objective debate.  And it could cause prejudice in the society and will risk religious peace’.

 

The court case was about a lecturer who would talk about Mohammed being a pedophile. The court said READ ENTIRETY (European Court Makes it Illegal to Criticize Mohammed. Free Speech Does NOT Apply; By Avi Abelow; Israel Unwired; 11/14/18)

 

I’ve always been flabbergasted by Leftist Multiculturalist support for adherents of Islam to practice their Anti-West, Anti-Christian, Jew-Hating faith unrestrained by Western principles and the Western rule of law.

 

My astonishment is based on the fact evidenced by Islam in history, that whenever Islam attains political supremacy either by conquest (via Jihad) or by gradual conversion; Islamic Supremacism ALWAYS takes over forcing non-Muslims into a discriminated (often abused) second class citizen whereby acts of humiliation are exacted further securing a socio-politico stranglehold on ALL THINGS cultural.

 

That would include the Multicultural Left whose political hubris of expecting gratefulness from such a counter-culture as Islam would ever coexist peacefully amidst non-Islamic cultures or lifestyles. That hubris if perpetuated will lead to the complete destruction of all things Western that has evolved from Graeco-Roman-Judeo-Christian thought.

 

This Multiculturalist support to ensure Muslims practice their faith according to the tenets of their theo-political religion enforced by Islamic Sharia Law makes Western tenets of Liberty subservient to the dictates of Islam. MEANING telling historical truths about Islam and its founder is considered insulting under Sharia. In Sharia shining the light on Muslim practices in history – including the nefarious acts of Muhammad – can be penalized up to and including death.

 

An EU Court ergo, has criminalized anything that Sharia would list as insulting.

THE HYPOCRISY: Yet Muslims in adherence to their revered writings (Quran, Hadith and Sunna [Sira]) can insult the Godhood and Sonship of Jesus as well as call for the death of Jews (Quran, Hadith & Sira [PDF pg. 37 document pg. 29]) without ANY legal penalty whatsoever in European Courts.

AND NOW, even after ECHR says criticizing a religion – Islam – is now a criminal offense in Europe (Thank God the USA still stands with the Bill of Rights). It appears the ECHR ruling is only a one-way street. BECAUSE  Muslim Imams all over Europe are calling for the death Jews. The implication is Islam can criticize ANY religion, even call for the murder of the members of any non-Islamic religion and there is European Judicial outrage.

 

Dear God in Heaven! Islam is not even the majority religion in Europe yet the religion’s adherents can execute Islamic Supremacy!

 

AMERICANS CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN HERE!

 

I first became aware of this tolerance of Islamic Jew-Hatred via a Facebook Group post at New English Review by Jerry Gordon. Gordon pointed out an Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) post by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld.

 

I’m going to begin with Gordon’s Facebook post which is a cross post of the Gerstenfeld About Page, followed by Gerstenfeld’s post.

 

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Read chaver Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld’s chilling …

 

Posted by Jerry Gordon

November 21 at 1:24 PM

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Read chaver [For those pro-Israel Christians as myself – chaver defined] Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld’s chilling Arutz Sheva – Israel National News report on European Imam’s calling for the murder of Jews. Dr. Gerstenfeld is a noted Israeli expert on European and Global Antisemitism and Emeritus Chairman of the Jewish Center for Public Affairs.

 

Outright calls to murder Jews have become a pattern among European Muslim clergy, but western politicians are bent on hiding it. They know why.

 

About Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

 

The writer has been a long-term adviser on strategy issues to the boards of several major multinational corporations in Europe and North America. He is board member and former chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and recipient of the LIfetime Achievement Award (2012) of the Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism.

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European Imams call for murder of Jews

Outright calls to murder Jews have become a pattern among European Muslim clergy, but western politicians are bent on hiding it. They know why.

 

By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld 

November 21, 2018 07:40 updated: 06:20

Arutz Sheva – Israel National News

 

The massive immigration of Muslims into Western European countries has also brought with it major whitewashing efforts to keep resulting problems hidden. The main whitewashers are western politicians as well as media and Muslim leaders. There are also many others. A central reason for the strong whitewashing efforts is that publishing the details of the criminality, incitement and other serious problems that segments of the Muslim immigrants and their descendants have brought with them would be a huge accusation against European governments. They have let millions of people in without adequate screening.

 

Other issues are distorted as well. Many pseudo-progressives falsely assert that all cultures are equal, a claim simple to deconstruct. Furthermore, mainly as a result of the evils of colonialism, the misbelief that only white people can be racists has been promoted.

 

This collection of fallacies is particularly problematic for Jews. There is a disproportionately large number of antisemites among Muslim immigrants and their descendants. Jews have therefore become a preferred target of several of them. Some Muslims commit violence, and a few more extreme ones are even murderers. All Jews who have been murdered for ideological reasons in the new century in Western Europe have been killed by Muslims.

 

Due to the physical aggressions, violent attacks and even murder, verbal violence against Jews is studied with much less attention. Yet, many of the most extreme expressions of antisemitic hate mongering come from Muslims, including religious leaders. Explicit calls for the murder of Jews have been made by imams in several countries.

 

In July 2018, a Danish prosecutor charged Imam Mundhir Abdallah with calling for killing of Jews. This religious figure preaches at the Masjid Al Faruq mosque in Copenhagen. In Facebook and YouTube video posts in March 2018 Abdallah quoted a hadith, a classic religious narrative saying; “Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them,” In May 2017 Denmark published a list of six foreigners accused of preaching hatred. Five of them were Muslims and one was an evangelical preacher. They were banned for at least two years.

 

In December 2017, Mohamed Tatai, the imam of the Grand Mosque in Toulouse, France, quoted the full hadith which is attributed to the prophet Mohammed about the final and decisive battle: ‘Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, and the stones and the trees will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him – except for the Gharqad tree, which is one of the trees of the Jews.’” This extreme antisemitic inciter was a member of an interfaith dialogue group with Jews.

 

In August 2014, Italy expelled Raoudi Albdelbar, a Moroccan imam who preached against Jews in a mosque near Venice: “Oh Allah, count them one by one and kill them to the very last one.” This came to public knowledge in a video released by the Washington based media monitoring group, MEMRI.

 

In 2001, the El Tawheed mosque in Amsterdam was forced by the authorities to remove several statements from its website, including the following: “The Jews possess the weapons industry and, on the other hand, they are the ones who make the wars.” In 2018, it became known that the Amsterdam El Tawheed mosque was frequently visited by people who joined armed Jihad and terrorists.

 

Jews are not the only target of Muslim hate preachers. In December 2016, in the Dittsbury mosque in Manchester, imam Mustafa Graf, called for armed jihad. One of the regular attendees there was Salman Abedi. Six months later he would detonate a suicide bomb that killed 22 people at a concert given by singer Arianne Grande in that town.

 

In 2016, Belgium expelled the Dutch Moroccan imam El-Alami Amaouch. Since then he preaches in the Netherlands. Yet another hate preacher in the Netherlands is Imam Fawas Jneid. Once, in Arabic he verbally attacked Rotterdam mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, an orthodox Muslim, calling him an apostate Muslim and an enemy of real Islam. Dutch Minister of Justice, Fred Grapperhaus, informed parliamentarians that this preaching was within the borders of the law. The Dutch imams’ association told a newspaper that it would not publish an official statement on Jneid’s comments. ‘There are so many people saying crazy things,’ a spokesman observed.

 

Muslim hate preachers can also be found in Canada and the United States. In the latter country the problematic First Amendment of the Constitution is a severe handicap in acting against extreme inciters. In the Arab world and in some Muslim countries religious and other leaders calling for the murder of Jews are common. For many years the “murder hadith” was part of the Hamas charter.

 

All the above is only the tip of the iceberg. Muslim organizations in Europe frequently claim that mosques have nothing to do with antisemitism. If the European Union was serious in its fight against anti-Jewish hate mongering it would see to it that in all member countries, police services investigate the preaching of hate in mosques and by Muslim religious leaders wherever they may be. Then the information obtained should be made public.

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© November 24, 2018

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Can’t Use Commerce Laws to Illegalize FGM Child Abuse


John R. Houk

© November 23, 2018

Nothing to be thankful for from Multiculturalist Leftist Federal Judges that ignore the law to rule in favor of Islamic traditions over the rule of law!

 

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman (residing in Detroit) ruled that a Federal Law made 22 years ago was unconstitutional allowing Muslims to proceed in the child abuse of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

 

FGM is overwhelmingly practiced among Muslims as a matter of tradition. Multiculturalist Left Wing organizations (National & Global) go out of the way to point out that Islam theologically does not mandate FGM. The same organizations will point out that a minority of Christian and Jewish based people also practice FGM.

 

The only thing accurate in downplaying the Muslim practice of FGM is the abusive practice is more cultural than religious but fail to be informative of the huge number of Muslims that have a tradition of FGM and indeed associate it with their religious faith. Also the Christians and Jews known to abuse their children with FGM are culturally influenced by the Muslims in close proximity (primarily Copts of Egypt and Black-Africans who identify themselves as Jewish in Ethiopia).

 

So YES this is primarily an Islamic issue especially as it is Muslim refugees or Muslim immigrants from whence FGM is practiced are now flouting Western Laws in Europe and the U.S. to perpetuate FGM in the West in the name of their Muslim traditions.

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), female genital mutilation (FGM), also referred to as “female circumcision” or “female cutting”, “comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons” [1]. The WHO estimates that about 140 million girls and women worldwide are living with the consequences of FGM and that every year in Africa alone, about 3 million girls are at risk for genital mutilation [1]. FGM has been documented in 28 African countries and in some countries in Asia and the Middle East [2]. However, it has also become a human rights and health issue in western countries where the practice is continued by immigrants from countries where FGM is commonly performed [3]. For instance, the German organization “Terre des Femmes” estimates that about 30.000 girls and women living in Germany have undergone or are at risk of being subjected to FGM [4].

 

Given the fact that some Sunni Muslims legitimate FGM by quoting a controversial hadith (a saying attributed to the Prophet Mohammed) in which the Prophet allegedly did not object to FGM provided cutting was not too severe 56 and that the least invasive type of FGM (partial or total removal of the clitoris and/or the prepuce) is also called “Sunna Circumcision” [7], FGM is widely considered to be associated with Islam. However, during a conference held in Cairo/Egypt in 2006, Muslim scholars from various nations declared FGM to be un-islamic 89 and, in fact, the traditional cultural practice of FGM predates both Islam and Christianity. …  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FGM is actually practiced by Muslim, Christian and Jewish groups. There are countries, such as Nigeria, Tanzania and Niger, where the prevalence of FGM is even greater among Christian groups [11]. In Egypt, FGM is also practiced on Coptic girls [12], while in Ethiopia, the Beta Israel or Falashas, a Jewish minority, subject their girls to genital mutilation [5].

 

… Yet, a Jewish minority group living in Ethiopia, the so-called Falashas or Beta Israel, practice ritual female genital surgery [15]. Buff believes that “as a persecuted and isolated Jewish enclave for thousands of years, the Falashas did not have access to either definitive Jewish texts or informed rabbinical sources” [14]. In fact, the Falashas practice an archaic form of Judaism, strictly adhering to the Pentateuch, the five books of Moses. They do not speak or read Hebrew. Their bible is written in Ge’ez, which is the clerical language of the Ethiopian and Eritrean orthodox church, and they do not know the other important religious scriptures of Judaism, the Talmud and the Mishnah 1617. The Falashas consider themselves descendants of the tribe of “Dan”, one of the 10 “lost tribes of Israel”, and were acknowledged as such, and therefore as being officially Jewish, by the Israeli government in 1975 [17]. … After their immigration to Israel, the Ethiopian Jews were converted to orthodox rabbinic Judaism. Nowadays, only a minority is still living in Ethiopia [17].

 

… The authors also found that the customs of FGM is readily given up by Ethiopian Jews right after their immigration to Israel, as “they see themselves a part of a Jewish society without FGM” [15].

 

Christian view on FGM

 

Literature dealing with the Christian view on FGM is very scarce, however, Christian authorities unanimously agree that FGM has no foundation in the religious texts of Christianity 1819202122. During the 2006 conference of The East Africa Program, the attending Christian (Coptic) leaders emphasized that “Christian doctrine is clear on the sanctity of the human body” [22]. Yet, as has already been mentioned before, FGM is practiced among Christian groups, e.g. in Egypt, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya. Although FGM is not prescribed by religious law, many of those practicing it may consider it a religious obligation, as female sexual purity plays an important role, not only in Christianity, but in all monotheistic religions. (The Jewish and Christian view on female genital mutilation; [Ingrid] El-Damanhoury, Ed.; ScienceDirectAfrican Journal of Urology: Volume 19, Issue 3, September 2013, Pages 127-129)

 

Trying to protect Islam’s reputation by claiming Christians and Jews practice FGM abuse is a bit disingenuous when undoubtedly the largest numbers clearly lay with Islam.

 

AND it is obvious to me that Federal Judge Bernard Friedman ruled laws outlawing FGM unconstitutional was an act of dhimmitude homage to one of the largest Islamic population centers in the USA namely the Detroit metropolitan area – MY FIRST REACTION.

 

AFTER READING MORE INFO – If I was to give Judge Friedman any benefit of the doubt, it might seem the Judge is saying legislate a better law that specifically addresses Female Genital Mutilation as child abuse rather than manipulate statutes to use Commerce Laws to illegalize FGM.

 

U.S. v Nagarwala Dismissal Order 11-20-18 on SCRIBD – 28 pages

 

Below are the details from Leo Hohmann.

 

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Federal judge strikes down U.S. ban on female genital mutilation

 

By Leo Hohmann

November 21, 2018

LeoHohmann.com

 

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged in Detroit in April 2017 with mutilating the genitalia of young girls.

 

It is now OK in America for parents to deliver their daughters up to hack “doctors” and nurses who will mutilate their genitals and call it a religious ritual, thanks to a federal judge in Detroit.

 

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman on Tuesday dismissed female genital mutilation charges against several doctors in the first criminal case of its kind nationwide, ruling the law is unconstitutional, the Detroit News reported.

 

Friedman’s insane opinion comes two weeks after defense lawyers mounted the first challenge to an FGM law passed by Congress in 1996. The law sat there for 19 years without a single prosecution until April 2017. That’s when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to prosecute two Muslim doctors, a wife of one of the doctors and the parents of nine girls who were transported to a clinic in Michigan, several of them across state lines, to have their genitals cut.

 

Co-defendant Dr. Fakhruddin Attar

 

Prosecutors said at the time that upwards of 100 girls ranging in age from 7 to 12 had been sent to the clinic, which sounds more like a Third World torture chamber.

 

The U.S. already allows up to 1 million babies to be aborted every year. Now our judges say it’s acceptable to mutilate young girls. What is the future for a society unable or unwilling to protect its most vulnerable?

 

Until Sessions’ brought this case, no one had ever been prosecuted under the 22-year-old federal law, not under presidents Clinton, Bush or Obama.

 

Prosecutors told the Detroit News that the girls — four from Michigan, two from Minnesota and three from Illinois — underwent the brutal FBM procedure of having their clitorises fully or partially removed. But defense lawyer Shannon Smith argued that the procedure performed on the girls was “benign” and not a mutilation. It was part of their religion and their culture and therefore should not be prevented by law.

 

Attorney Shannon Smith specializes in defending people against sexual crimes.

 

She found a sympathetic ear in the liberal Judge Friedman, who apparently found a loophole in the 1996 law in which he was able to deny that the FGM doctors and parents were engaged in interstate commerce and therefore committed no federal crime.

 

The doctors involved still face charges of conspiracy and obstruction and could face up to 30 years or more in prison if convicted on those counts.

 

Hopefully the U.S. Department of Justice will appeal this ghastly ruling by Judge Friedman. In the meantime, this should prompt Congress to go back and tweak the 1996 law to make sure it is strictly enforceable.

 

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala of Northville, Michigan, was arrested in April 2017 and accused of heading a conspiracy that lasted 12 years, involved seven other people and led to mutilating the genitalia of nine girls as part of a religious procedure practiced by some members of the Dawoodi Bohra, a Muslim sect from India that has a small community in Metro Detroit.

 

Most local members of the sect involved belong to the Anjuman-e-Najmi mosque in Farmington Hills.

 

The judge’s opinion drops charges against three mothers. They are:

 

  • Farida Arif of Oakland County, who was charged with participating in the conspiracy and having her daughter undergo female genital mutilation.

 

  • Two mothers from Minnesota, Haseena Halfal and Zainab Hariyanawala, who were charged last year with female genital mutilation and conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation. The allegations involve their daughters, who were 7 at the time of the procedure.

 

The order Tuesday also dismissed charges against Tahera Shafiq, 49, of Farmington Hills. She was accused of participating in the procedure involving the Minnesota girls.

 

“She’s done, for the time being,” Shafiq’s lawyer, Jerome Sabbota, said. “It’s wonderful. She can go about her life. These are deeply religious people, and a lot of people don’t understand that.”

 

Worldwide, an estimated 140 million women and girls have undergone the procedure, according to the World Health Organization. More than 3 million girls in Africa undergo the procedure each year.

 

The procedure has been illegal in the U.S. since 1996, and there are no medical benefits for girls and women, according to the World Health Organization.

 

Female genital mutilation is an internationally recognized violation of human rights.

 

Some members of the Dawoodi Bohra community who have spoken against the procedure say the surgery is performed to suppress female sexuality, reduce sexual pleasure and curb promiscuity, according to court records.

 

The procedure is most common in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, along with migrants from those regions, according to the World Health Organization. For example, 99 percent of girls in Somali have their genitals mutilated while more than 85 percent of girls in Egypt are mutilated.

 

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control estimate that up to 500,000 women and girls are at risk of having the barbaric procedure performed on them. This high number is largely due to the increasing number of refugees, asylees and migrants imported to the U.S. from the Third World over the last 35 years. The vast majority of the refugees entering the U.S. every year, about 95 percent, are hand-selected by the United Nations.

 

There are four major types of female genital mutilation, including a partial or total removal of the clitoris.

 

Prosecutors in Michigan alleged that two girls’ clitorises were completely removed, but the evidence is lacking for at least one girl, Smith said.

 

Read the full story here.

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John R. Houk

© November 23, 2018

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Persecuted Asia Bibi NEEDS ASYLUM after Release from Pakistan Prison


John R. Houk

© November 16, 2018

 

Asia Bibi & Pakistani Muslim Protestors

 

I have followed the plight of persecuted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi for many years now. In case you haven’t heard of her, here is the simple outrageous circumstances Asia has faced for nearly a decade.

 

Asia Bibi (aka Aasiya Noreen) was sentenced to death because she defended Jesus to fellow Muslim laboring women angry Asia was drinking from a Muslim designated well (a description from a 2016 post):

 

Asia was raised in Ittan Wali, a small, rural village in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab, thirty miles outside of Lahore, and one day in 2009, she was picking berries in the sweltering heat, in a field with a group of Muslim women, who worked on the farm of Muslim landowner, Muhammad Idrees. Her family was one of only three Christian families in the village of more than 1,500 families

 

During this time, she was asked by some of the other women, to get some water for them from a well. On the long and dusty walk back, she took a sip of water from the vessel, and when the Muslim women discovered this they became extremely angry, and in an exchange, she told them: “Our Christ sacrificed His life on the cross for our sins…. Our Christ is alive.”

 

After uttering these words that she used to defend her faith against the mocking co-workers who tried to make her convert to Islam, she could never have dreamed the shocking consequences that would follow.

 

The Muslim women began to beat Asia. Then some men took her and locked her in a room. They announced from mosque loudspeakers that she would be punished by having her face blackened and being paraded through the village on a donkey.

 

 

“Local Christians informed the police, who took Asia into protective custody before the Muslims could carry out their plan. Christians urged the police not to file blasphemy charges, but the police claimed they had to go forward because of pressure from local Muslim leaders.”

 

After a lengthy trial, on Nov. 8, 2010, Asia Bibi was sentenced to death by a judge. The judge also fined Asia $1,190 (U.S.) and told her she had seven days to appeal the decision. …. (FRESH CALL FOR RELEASE OF ASIA BIBI; By Dan Wooding [Intro by John R. Houk]; SlantRight 2.0; 5/17/16)  

 

She language in prison for eight years not knowing if the death sentenced would be carried out, fearing for her life from prison guards & prison inmates as well as existing in squalid conditions that threatened her life. On October 31, 2018 Pakistan’s highest court finally resisted Muslim death threats and overturned her death sentence due to inconsistent evidence. BUT the Pakistan government kept Asia languishing in prison fearing Muslim bloodthirsty Muslim rioting.

 

Protests among bigoted Muslims wanting to hang Asia Bibi for blaspheming their false prophet became rampant anyway. Indeed, the so-called religion of peace Muslims began attacking Pakistani Christians because the government was hiding Asia Bibi from Islamic Supremacist Muslim mobs:

 

Muslim Mob Burning Asia-Bibi likeness

 

These Muslims are so mad for the blood of one poor Christian woman, who has already suffered on death row for eight years, that they are taking out their bloodlust on random Christians within the country. This is a human rights abuse of monumental proportions, but you won’t hear a word about it from the United Nations or the world “human rights” organizations. They’re too busy looking for new ways to condemn Israel.

 

“Report: Unable to Reach Asia Bibi, Pakistan’s Islamists Attacking Random Christians,” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, November 12, 2018 (Unable to Reach Asia Bibi, Pakistan’s Muslims Attacking Random Christians; By Pamela Geller; Geller Report; 11/14/18)

 

I am finding out from the National Review that the Pakistan government has finally released Asia Bibi from prison but – so far – has kept her and her family’s location secret from the Pakistani public.

 

Asia Bibi and family need asylum outside of Pakistan if their survival is to prevail. The so-called tolerant Brits and EU Multiculturalist governments have refused asylum because they all have admitted so many Islamic Supremacists into their nations, THEY ALL FEAR bloody Muslim rioting!

 

I have discovered that Senator Rand Paul has taken up Asia Bibi and Family’s asylum cause calling on President Trump to grant asylum:

 

A top Republican Senator has urged US President Donald Trump to grant asylum and refugee status to Pakistani national Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned.

 

Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, was released from Multan jail earlier this month after the Supreme Court in its landmark decision acquitted her of blasphemy charges.

 

Senator Rand Paul said that he was worried that Bibi won’t survive and he personally took up the matter with President Trump last week.

 

“I’ve been fighting for them to free Asia Bibi. I’ve talked to the President about granting her asylum and refugee status here,” Paul told CNN in an interview.

 

A senior member from an American think-tank has also suggested that Bibi should request asylum.

 

“President Trump should invite Ms Bibi to come to America and request asylum. To do so would be just, moral and wise,” Clifford D May, president of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, said in an op-ed in The Washington Times this week. (US Senator seeks political asylum for Asia Bibi; By PTI; The Indian Express; 11/16/18 12:44:33 pm)

 

Below is the National Review article that has a great update on Asia Bibi.

 

Further Reading:

 

Pakistani blasphemy law victim Asia Bibi released – The Australian

 

A Deadly Legal Limbo: Why Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi’s Life Is Still in Danger – CBN News

 

PAKISTAN: “Help us leave” pleads Asia Bibi’s family – Aid to the Church in Need

 

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail – BBC

 

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The Lessons of the Asia Bibi Case

 

By NINA SHEA

November 16, 2018 6:30 AM

National Review

 

The daughters of Asia Bibi pose with an image of their mother outside their residence in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, in 2010. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

 

Pakistan has released the purported blasphemer against Islam. Now what nation will have the courage to grant her asylum?

 

Asia Bibi, the Catholic mother imprisoned in Pakistan for nine years and condemned to hang for violating that country’s strict blasphemy law, has drawn broad sympathy throughout the West. Lacking credible evidence, and despite her denials, lower courts plainly yielded to Islamist pressure in making the illiterate field hand the first Pakistani woman to be given a death sentence for insulting Islam’s prophet, Mohammed. Then on October 31, Bibi finally received justice in an acquittal by Pakistan’s supreme court. But when she was released a week later, she found that mobs were baying for her blood throughout Pakistan — and, most surprisingly, that the West held out no firm offer of a safe haven.

 

Islamabad has given assurances that Bibi has been taken to a secret, secure location inside Pakistan, pending a permanent place of refuge. But her escape seems stalled. The West’s response so far of passive hand-wringing while Bibi faces mortal danger indicates more than poor planning; it shows a failure to fully comprehend the deeply radicalizing effects of the blasphemy taboo within the world’s second-largest Muslim nation — and the inroads it has made in the West.

 

Western leaders have consistently expressed concern for Bibi during her nearly decade-long ordeal. Human-rights advocates, such as the indefatigable Lord David Alton, who just last month met personally in Pakistan with the chief justice, have vigorously championed Bibi in the British parliament. Yet when the moment of truth arrived, London quickly decided it would not give her asylum owing to security concerns. The U.K. has its own radical Islamist leaders within its million-strong Pakistani community to worry about, including Anjem Choudary, paroled last month following a terror-law conviction. Lord Alton called the British decision “craven.”

 

In Paris, the city hall had an enlarged photo of Bibi by its front entrance when I last visited several years ago, and France has long been discussed as a place of asylum for her. But deadly Islamist attacks against Charlie Hebdo’s editors for blasphemy, and most recently against French Jews, make asylum there unthinkable. Last week Italy and Canada revealed their engagement in “sensitive” multilateral talks on Bibi’s case, but so far neither has offered an actual legal grant of asylum. Also last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for Canada’s turning away the MS St. Louis and its 907 desperate Jewish passengers seeking refuge from German Nazis 79 years ago. Hopefully, he will apply the St. Louis lesson to throw a lifeline to Bibi.

 

recent appeal on Bibi’s behalf by 190 European parliamentarians demands her safe passage from Pakistan but says nothing specific about where she can go next. The European countries most welcoming to refugees — the Scandinavian states, Germany, the Netherlands — all have a recent history of Islamist rioting and murder over perceived blasphemy against Islam: by irreverent cartoons, Theo van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s film on the treatment of women, a papal speech at Regensburg University, etc. Providing indefinite, round-the-clock security to a marked person such as Bibi would be costly, as the U.K. learned with Salman Rushdie. And Amsterdam has already had to withdraw much of its embassy staff from Pakistan this week following threats received after the nation granted asylum to Bibi’s lawyer and the Dutch politician Geert Wilders mocked the Muslim prophet on Twitter.

 

In a landmark blasphemy case in October, the European Court for Human Rights upheld an Austrian court’s conviction of a political activist on charges similar to Bibi’s, albeit they don’t carry the death penalty. For the sake of keeping social peace, Europe’s highest civil-rights court validated that country’s interest in criminalizing speech that “defames” the prophet Mohammed and in establishing a right to have “religious feelings protected.” The Austrian defendant had criticized the prophet as a “pedophile” for marrying a six-year-old; Bibi’s alleged insult is not disclosed, since repeating it would be deemed another act of blasphemy in Pakistan.

 

In truth, the anti-blasphemy movement went international several decades ago. After Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa in 1989 against anyone connected with Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses, several of its editors, translators, and sellers were either attacked or murdered in Japan, the United States, Norway, and Turkey. The Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation leveraged the 2005 Danish cartoon crisis to get Europe to police speech to protect Islam. Since then, the EU has adopted hate-speech bans on anything deemed Islamophobic by anyone. (Charges in the Austria case were brought by a secular magazine, not Muslims.)

 

Europe is trying to placate the Islamists by giving in on the blasphemy issue, but Bibi’s experience is a case study on how legitimizing religious speech taboos only fans the flames.

 

Bibi was arrested in 2009 after she triggered a dispute with Muslim women when she, an “infidel,” took a sip of water from a communal cup while harvesting a hot field. The Muslim women accused Bibi of blaspheming their prophet during the course of this heated exchange. At trial, the Muslim berry pickers gave conflicting testimony and were manipulated by a local imam — facts that were overlooked by the trial court and Bibi’s devastatingly inexperienced trial attorney but would be determinative for the supreme court. In 2010, Bibi was convicted and sentenced under section 295-C of the 1986 blasphemy law. For her own protection, she was confined in an isolation cell, where she cooked her own food to avoid poisoning.

With the blasphemy law already infamous as an oppressive tool for settling personal scores against Christians and other minorities, Asia Bibi attracted the sympathy of Punjab’s governor, Salman Taseer, and Pakistan’s minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti. Both were assassinated in 2011. The murder of Bhatti, a Christian, occurred with impunity, while Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of the Muslim governor, was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death, whereupon he became lionized as a martyr for the faith.

 

Qadri’s fans include a large part of the Pakistani lawyers’ association, whose members, in their trademark black suits, showered rose petals on him as he entered the courthouse. They volunteered by the hundred to defend him pro bono. In 2008, this same lawyers’ association was enthusiastically cited by the New York Times as a hopeful sign for upholding Pakistan’s “liberal tradition,” and as “perhaps the most consequential outpouring of liberal, democratic energy in the Islamic world in recent years.” But as lawyers rallied around the blasphemy issue, it became deeply illiberal. Saiful Mulook, one of the last of the true liberals, who represented Bibi in her appeal, had to flee for his life last week and go to the Netherlands.

 

Another figure inspired by Qadri is hardline cleric Khadim Rizvi, who organized Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP), a burgeoning political party centered on fighting blasphemy against Islam. Last week TLP incited massive protests against Bibi in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi, paralyzing key transportation routes. To restore order, the government blocked cellphone service and social media throughout the country for three days. Prime Minister Imran Khan also reportedly gave Rizvi a chance to appeal the supreme court’s decision to release Bibi and promised to block her from leaving the country. Meanwhile, Rizvi has been calling for the murder of the judges, It’s not clear what the prime minister will do if Bibi gets an actual visa and promise of asylum from the United States, for example. So far he hasn’t had to cross that bridge.

 

Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Massih, told me two and a half years ago, after a conference — held in New York and sponsored by the Holy See — on persecution that Pakistan’s supreme court wanted to release his wife but, concerned about anti-blasphemy rioting, was waiting “until things cooled down.” The court, tired of waiting, finally released Bibi last week, and Pakistan’s ensuing descent into radicalism, wholly separate from the Taliban, has been on full display. Asia Bibi is the litmus test of whether the United States and the rest of the West are really willing to defend persecuted religious minorities around the world.

 

NINA SHEA — Nina Shea is the director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and a co-author of Silenced, How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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© November 16, 2018

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