Resisting Islamic Cultural Intrusion


John R. Houk

© October 13, 2017

 

Battle of Lepanto 1571

 

In an email alert today (10/13/17), Bill Warner – prior to introducing a new expose Islam video (What I Admire about Islam) – writes about how the Polish collective stood against EU Multiculturalism with a massive rosary prayer pertaining resisting more Muslim migrants by highlighting the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Lepanto is one of those historic battles against Ottoman Turkish invasions that helped preserve Western culture from the brutality of Islamic conquest.

 

The National Review on October 7 – the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto – gives a brief history lesson on how brutal Muslim imperialists made numerous attempts to subjugate the last bastion of Christianity that looks at momentous Islamic setbacks such as Charles Martel repulsing a then considered superior Muslim force at the Battle of Tours/Poitiers in 732 AD, then some Muslim vicious victories, another spectacular Christian victory at the Battle of Vienna in 1683 under the leadership of Polish King Jan (John) III Sobieski and then adding more detail to the battle of Lepanto in 1571.

 

Between victories at Vienna and Lepanto, Muslim military began to wane and recede back Muslim entrenched populations already brutally converted to Islam.

 

I admire Polish resistance in this present time to defy European Union Multiculturalism and prevent further Muslim twisting of Western/Christian culture.

 

Below is the Bill Warner intro on Polish activism that has a link to a Gateway Pundit report on Polish resistance to Leftist Multiculturalism and Islamic cultural infusion.

 

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Battles Have Consequences

 

By Bill Warner

Sent 10/13/2017 7:45 AM

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There comes a time in life when a person must stand for something or stand for nothing.  The Polish people know what Islamic migration would do to their country, and this acknowledgement was the driver for their standing up and praying en mass in commemoration of the Battle of Lepanto. In this naval battle of 1571, the outnumbered Europeans fought and won against the Muslim Ottoman Turks. Their show of spirit and deep devotion to their religious beliefs and the ideals of Western Civilization is to be commended. I hope they continue to stay strong in their stance.
If only Americans knew their own country’s history and would commemorate defeating the Muslim Barbary States pirates who took the jizya from ships sailing the Mediterranean in the early 19th century, I would be a happy man.

 

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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS Gather To Pray Rosary Along Poland’s Borders For Defense Against Secularism, Islam

 

 

Polish PM, Beata Szydło Tweets Support For Event Marking Feast of Our Lady of The Rosary, Commemorating Historic Victory That Saved Europe from Ottoman Turks in 1571

 

By Damien Cowley

October 9, 2017

Gateway Pundit

 

Hundreds of thousands of Poles took part in a massive prayer vigil Saturday, forming a human chain which spanned the length of the nation’s 2,200-mile border – through forested wilderness and snowy mountain crossings, along river banks and coastal beaches. Fishing trawlers and sailing boats joined the event on open water whilst airport chapels were said to be overflowing.

 

The ‘Różaniec do grana’’, or ‘’Rosary to the Borders’’ event was deliberately planned to coincide with the liturgical feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7th), which commemorates the landmark 1571 Battle of Lepanto in which outnumbered European forces under Pope Pius V won a decisive naval battle against the Ottoman Turks. The victory, credited with saving Europe from Islamic expansion, was attributed to the praying of the rosary by beleaguered Christian forces.

 

Impressive crowds gathered for Mass Saturday morning, followed by processions to 4,000 border locations, each selected to be several hundred yards from the next so as to encircle the entire Polish territory in a ‘’chain of prayer.’’

 

In Catholic tradition, the rosary has long since been considered a spiritual weapon against evil, and a means of conversion to Christ by way of his mother, Mary.

 

Social media accounts were soon flooded with images of the unusual event, which organizers hope will have mobilized at least one million of Poland’s predominantly Catholic population of 38 million.

 

Archbishop of Krakow, Marek Jedraszewski asked participants to pray “for other European nations to make them understand the necessity of returning to their Christian roots in order that Europe remains Europe.”

 

Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydło, a devout Catholic and mother of a recently ordained priest, tweeted an image of her own rosary beads and a greeting in support of those taking part.

 

Beata Szydło tweet the Rosary

 

In certain cases, Polish citizens were joined in prayer by participants across the border; Poland has land borders with Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia (Kaliningrad).

 

The popularity of the event reflects the level of Christian faith still found in Poland along with a general sense of foreboding over what many Poles see as an attack on their values coming from a European Union accelerating into chaos.

 

“Poland is in danger. We need to shield our families, our homes, our country from all kinds of threats, including the de-Christianization of our society, which the EU’s liberals want to impose on us,” one participant explained to the AFP, adding that Islam was again becoming a threat as in centuries past.

 

Organized by a group of lay Catholics, Solo Dios Basta (God Alone Is Enough), the project was the idea of young documentary film-maker, Maciej Bodasiński, and enjoyed the support of numerous actors, sports stars and media personalities.

 

Hands Praying with Rosary

 

Numerous Poles Holding Hands in Prayer
 

Rozaniec-do-Granit–w-Tatrach

 

14 More Photos of Polish Citizens in Various Locations in Solidarity Against Islamic Cultural Infusion

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Resisting Islamic Cultural Intrusion

John R. Houk

© October 13, 2017

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Battles Have Consequences

 

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Trump at the UN and Team America


Elliot Friedland writing at the Clarion Project utilizes the R-rated 2004 satire puppet-animation movie “Team America: World Police” to illustrate how the ironic humor of the past might be the scary truth of today’s current events.

 

Here’s a Team America from Rotten Tomatoes:

 

Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability, learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. The heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world. To infiltrate the terrorist network, Team America recruits Gary Johnston, a rising star on Broadway to go undercover. Although initially reluctant to sacrifice his promising career, Gary realizes that his acting gift is needed for a higher cause. With the help of Team America leader Spotswoode and fellow members Chris, Sarah, Lisa and Joe, Gary slips into an arms dealer’s hideout where he discovers that the terrorists’ plot has already begun to unfold. From the pyramids of Cairo to the Panama Canal and finally to the palace of power-mad dictator Kim Jong-Il, Team America criss-crosses the globe on a desperate mission to preserve the very fabric of civilization.

 

Now that you have the gist of the satire’s plot, read how Friedland weave the past into the present.

 

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By ELLIOT FRIEDLAND 

September 24, 2017

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The late North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il (in puppet form). (Photo: Screenshot from Team America: World Police)

 

WARNING: This article discusses an R-Rated satire movie with crude sexual themes, violence, racism etc. If you are easily offended, please do not read this article.

 

This week’s news is almost identical to the plot of the 2004 smash hit movie Team America: World Police, made by the creators of South Park.

 

Don’t believe me?

 

North Korea’s program of weapons of mass destruction pose a threat to the lives of millions of people, not to mention the stability of the fragile international order. There is strong evidence they are cooperating with Islamist extremists in Iran to secure nuclear weapons capabilities for both countries. Left-wing activist movements with a strong media presence urge restraint and negotiations and blame American aggression for the crisis. An effete and ineffectual United Nations meddles and hand-wrings, but ultimately does nothing. Meanwhile erstwhile allies look on askance at what they see as America’s crass, boorish, cowboy approach, lamenting that force alone cannot solve geopolitical problems. Many are asking if America’s time is over.

 

And America’s leader stands before the world to make a gung-ho speech putting “America First.”

 

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That movie saw a superhero team of elite American soldiers called Team America infiltrate a terror cell to discover a North Korean-Islamist plot to destroy the world and bring equality through reducing everything to radioactive rubble. Like the best satire, it skirts the line between irony and earnestness in a larger than life take-down of America’s war on terror.

 

So what can this 13-year-old R-rated movie tell us about the contemporary crisis intersecting Islamic extremism, North Korean belligerence and changing power structures?

 

Absolutely Everything. Let’s dive in:

 

America’s Enemies Collaborate

 

“Saying death to America is easy. We need to express death to America with action.” — Iranian Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani.

 

In 2004 when the movie was made, the idea that the North Koreans would sell nuclear weapons to terrorists in order to fight America was pretty far out. However, as Clarion Project National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro has repeatedly warned, North Korea and Iran are now working closely together.

 

North Korea opened an embassy in Tehran in August. Shortly after, the head of the North Korean Parliament, Kim Yong Nam traveled to Iran for a 10-day trip. Iranian nuclear scientists reportedly attended North Korean nuclear tests, according to CNBC.

 

“There’s been fairly extensive cooperation on missiles,” said Matthew Bunn, a nuclear proliferation expert and professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. “And in fact, early generations of Iranian missiles were thought to be basically modestly adapted North Korean missiles.”

 

This nightmare scenario is alarmingly similar to the plot of Team America, in which the leader of North Korea supplies weapons of mass destruction to “terrorists” from “Durka-Durkastan” in order to bring down the existing international order.

 

What exactly about this prevailing international order do they object to so badly that they wish to overturn it…?

 

America Sees Itself as Number One

 

“Americans are asking “Why do they hate us?’ They hate what they see right here in this chamber: a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.” — President George W. Bush, September 20, 2001.

 

Everyone sees themselves as the star of their own story. It is no accident that Team America: World Police was made with puppets. The aesthetic of the film is based on Thunderbirds, the British 1960s TV-series chronicling the exploits of “International Rescue.” What Team America lampoons so viscerally is the peculiarly American brand of self confidence which views America as not only “the greatest country in the world,” but also the greatest country that has ever existed.

 

The founding myth sees a country forged in revolution, the only country in world history to have been consciously created, not as an ethnic or religious homeland, but founded on enlightenment principles of rationality, justice and freedom. There’s a reason that religious freedom and free speech are the First Amendment, not the 5th or 17th — it’s because they are the same thing and the bedrock of all other rights (held up by the Second Amendment, which ensures that the state cannot take the First Amendment away without a fight).

 

This patriotic attitude is best parodied/encapsulated in the Team America theme song “America: F**k Yeah, coming again to save the mother f*****g day yeah.”

 

America’s commitment is these values is in direct opposition not only to the goals of dictators like Kim Jong-Un, but also of Islamists like leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Both of those countries see the ideology and the state as of prime importance. American style freedom as being anathema to that ideology. They see the freedom Americans hold dear as being an assault on their way of life and their religion.

 

Why do they see it this way? America’s very faith in the rightness of its founding principles can make it blindly confident in some of its shortcomings…

 

America’s History of Racism and Recklessness Causes Resentment

 

This country was born on violence. Violence is as American as cherry pie.” — Black American Activist H. Rap Brown, 1967.

 

When former President Ronald Reagan funded jihadi fighters in 1980s Afghanistan, the long-term impact was not considered. When George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, the occupation of the country that followed was mismanaged to the point that by 2014 a terrorist group was able to take over a third of the country (ISIS).

 

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was held in American military prison Camp Bucca for five years and was able to use the detention facility as a networking opportunity to build his terror support base —not to mention that at the same time, America lost track of $1 billion worth of military equipment given to Iraq and Kuwait, much of which may have ended up in Islamic State hands.

 

U.S. drone strikes wiped out at least eight wedding parties from 2001 to 2011 in Afghanistan alone, according to The Nation. America has also abandoned the Kurds, who have been perhaps the only effective force on the ground against ISIS in Syria and is even putting pressure on Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani to cancel Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum scheduled for September 25.

 

To hostile observers, recklessness can be tied with a seeming lack of caring.

 

Team America brings this home in typically blunt style. In the movie, America paints their spy (who is really a crack actor) with blackface, puts a towel on his head and airdrop him into Cairo with all the subtlety a loud military-grade helicopter can muster (none). The only things the terrorists say in the movie are “durka durka,” “Muhammed,” “Jihad” and DurkAllah.”

 

This sort of crude stereotyping is routinely attacked in American media. Actors from Middle Eastern and South Asian ethnic backgrounds routinely complaining about being typecast in roles as terrorists, with little opportunity for them to play more complex roles. A 2015 poll saw 30% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats supported bombing Agrabah, the fictional country from the Disney movie, Aladdin.

 

In the film, this callousness incurs the wrath of the left-wing Film Actors Guild (FAG) who preach a path of nonviolence but end up accidentally supporting terrorists. Their name parodies notions of “toxic-masculinity” which slurs homosexuality and femininity as a form of submissive weakness (note the alt-right preferred slur is “cuck,” which refers to a man who willingly allows his wife to sleep with other men).

 

However, negotiating alone will never work because…

 

Force, Not Diplomacy, Underpins the International Order

 

“Those who ‘abjure’ violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.” — George Orwell

 

One of the best scenes in Team America comes when UN Inspector Hans Blix demands access to North Korea’s facilities. “Or else what,” Kim Jong Il asks.

 

“Or we will be very angry with you. And we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are,” Blix replies. Pretending to be convinced, Kim asks Blix to move a little to the left, presses a button and drops him into the shark tank.

 

The scene is a brutal reminder that, ultimately, power is the only thing that matters.

 

In some ways, left-wing critiques of Western foreign policy are valid. One of the greatest strengths of America is its robust free press and the constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens to criticize the government. It is vital that state excesses are called out as part of the democratic process, in order to improve the country and its governance. In many cases, diplomacy and negotiations are a far better alternative to the use of force.

 

But this doesn’t mean we should undermine the underlying values of America itself and throw out the baby with the bathwater. Sadly, the reality is that it is only by force of arms that the free press and their rights to criticize the state are safeguarded.

 

In July this year, to take just two examples, a group of left-wing activists protested against gay-rights activists from the Middle East on the grounds that fighting for the rights of Iranian gays somehow empowers anti-Muslim bigots. British Labour politician Christine Shawcroft’s proposed that British soldiers have cups of tea with ISIS rather than bomb them.

 

These examples underscore everything Team America mocked over 10 years ago about the left.

 

Some argue that there are better systems out there than democracy. Maybe there are, but do they exist today?

 

The West is the Best Civilizational Option We Have Right Now

 

…it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time— Winston Churchill

 

If you could live and work in any country in the world, which country would it be? Which countries offer the best opportunities for economic advancement, for personal freedoms, for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?”

 

Iran is a country that hangs gay people from cranes. Kim Jong Un reportedly executed his own uncle by stripping him naked and feeding him to 120 dogs alive while officials watched. There is no free press, free elections or ability of people living in such countries to petition their government for the redress of grievances.

 

Anyone who thinks that the world would be safer, more prosperous and more just with these countries having more influence and America having less is frankly delusional. Iranian militiamen in Iraq have no compunction about murdering civilians. Broadly speaking, America does its best to support international human rights standards.

 

No one should deny that America’s past and present have been replete with examples of jingoism, racism, violence, callousness and more. Yet it is possible to name another country or another system of government that we have right now that is better?

 

Although there are those in Europe who would prefer it not to be so, since 1945. America has been the leader of the West. Through the force of American arms and the coffers of the American treasury, Western civilization is protected.

 

The history of the world has been one of savage rulers murdering each other and their hapless subjects. It is only in the last couple of hundred years that humanity has begun to inch out of that brutal mode of operation.

 

If you want to keep struggling — inch by bloody inch — out of the abyss, then when the chips are down, stand with America.

 

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Persecuted Pakistan Christian Sakharov Prize Nominee


John R. Houk

© September 19, 2017

 

Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian that has been languishing in a Pakistani jail for a better of a decade wondering if the Pakistan government will ever proceed on the death sentence passed against her for breaking the anti-religious freedom Blasphemy Law.

 

Asia has been nominated for a prestigious award from the EU that I pray places more pressure on the Pakistan government to release her with the ability of Asia Bibi and family to receive political asylum in a more civilized nation. The award is called the Sakharov Prize.

 

About the Sakharov Prize:

 

The European Parliament also supports human rights through the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, established in 1988.  The prize is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human rights violations as well as supporting the laureates and their cause. (The European Parliament supports human rights; European Parliament)

 

The nominees were announced on September 14, 2017. Here is the nominee list which Asia Bibi is listed first:

 

The nominees for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought are:

Asia Bibi (Aasiya Noreen), a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 under the country´s blasphemy law. Bibi is on a death row for almost seven years and her appeal to the supreme court has been postponed to an undetermined date. She was nominated by ECR.

Aura Lolita Chavez Ixcaquic, a human rights defender from Guatemala. She is a member from the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK), an organisation that fights to protect natural resources and human rights from the expansion of mining, logging, hydroelectric and agro-industry sectors in the territory and has been subject to threats. She was nominated by Greens/EFA.

Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, co-chairs of the pro-kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey arrested in November 2016 on terrorism charges after their parliamentary immunity was lifted. They were nominated by GUE/NGL.

Democratic Opposition in Venezuela: National Assembly (Julio Borges) and all political prisoners as listed by Foro Penal Venezolano represented by Leopoldo López, Antonio Ledezma, Daniel Ceballos, Yon Goicoechea, Lorent Saleh, Alfredo Ramos and Andrea González. The situation in Venezuela has been seriously deteriorating as regards democracy, human rights and socio-economy, in a climate of growing political and social instability. Nominated by EPP and ALDE. Political prisoners in Venezuela as well as the democratic opposition in Venezuela were also shortlisted for the Sakharov Prize in 2015.

Dawit Isaak, a Swedish-Eritrean playwright, journalist and writer, who was arrested in 2001 by the Eritrean authorities during a political crackdown. He has been imprisoned without a trial since and was last seen in 2005. Isaak was Sakharov finalist in 2009. He was nominated by S&D as well as by Wikström and 46 other MEPs.

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a Burundian human rights activist and founder of the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons (APRODH). He was detained in 2014, escaped an assassination attempt in 2015 and is now living in Belgium. He was nominated by EFDD. (Sakharov Prize 2017: discover the nominees; EU affairs; 9/14/17 18:05)

 

 

In case you have been out of the loop or have forgotten the idiotic reason for Asia’s death sentence, here is an excerpt from a past post which was dated 7/25/15:

 

The women said in their charge that Bibi asked “My Christ died for me, what did Muhammad do for you?” — a statement considered blasphemous in the South Asian country. (Bold Text Mine Christian Post)

 

 

Asia life behind bars has not been a bowl of strawberries and cream. Check out this excerpt from a New York Post article in 2013 that encouraged people to buy Asia’s memoir to help her now persecuted family and to pay Pakistan lawyers to working legal issues for an appeal:

 

To her neighbors, Aasiya Noreen “Asia” Bibi, a poor mother of five in the tiny village of Ittan Wali in central Pakistan, was guilty — guilty of being Christian in a nation that is 97% Muslim. For four years she has languished in a prison cell for this, facing death by hanging.

Her new memoir, “Blasphemy,” was dictated to her husband from jail, who relayed it to French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet. Fifty percent of the proceeds the book will go to support Bibi and her family. Tollet says the situation is dire. 

 Embarrassed by Bibi’s case but still refusing to release her because of angry protests by extremists, the Pakistan government has transferred her to a more remote prison, hoping the 42-year-old dies quietly behind bars, perhaps poisoned by another inmate. Already two government officials who have spoken out on her behalf have been murdered, including Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, who was killed by the Taliban. In this excerpt, Bibi explains the simple “transgression” that led to her plight.

 

 

 I want the whole world to know that I’m going to be hanged for helping my neighbor. I’m guilty of having shown someone sympathy. What did I do wrong? I drank water from a well belonging to Muslim women, using “their” cup, in the burning heat of the midday sun.

 I, Asia Bibi, have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I’m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit-pickers.

 That day, June 14, 2009, is imprinted on my memory. I can still see every detail.

 That morning I got up earlier than usual, to take part in the big falsa-berry harvest. I’d been told about it by Farah, our lovely local shopkeeper. “Why don’t you go falsa picking tomorrow in that field just outside the village? You know the one; it belongs to the Nadeems, the rich family who live in Lahore. The pay is 250 rupees.”

When I got to the field, around 15 women were already at work, picking away, their backs hidden by the tall bushes. It was going to be a physically exhausting day in such heat, but I needed those 250 rupees.

A hard-faced woman dressed in clothes that had been mended many times came over to me with an old yellow bowl.

 “If you fill the bowl you get 250 rupees,” she said without really looking at me.

 I looked at the huge bowl and thought I would never finish before sunset. Looking at the other women’s bowls, I also realized mine was much bigger. They were reminding me that I’m a Christian.

 The sun was beating down, and by midday it was like working in an oven. …

 But since the river was nowhere near, I freed myself from my bushes and walked over to the nearby well. Already I could sense the coolness rising up from the depths.

 I pull up a bucketful of water and dip in the old metal cup resting on the side of the well. The cool water is all I can think of. I gulp it down and I feel better; I pull myself together.

 Then I start to hear muttering. I pay no attention and fill the cup again, this time holding it out to a woman next to me who looks like she’s in pain. She smiles and reaches out . . . At exactly the moment Musarat pokes her ferrety nose out from the bush, her eyes full of hate:

 “Don’t drink that water, it’s haram!”

 Musarat addresses all the pickers, who have suddenly stopped work at the sound of the word “haram,” the Islamic term for anything forbidden by God.

 “Listen, all of you, this Christian has dirtied the water in the well by drinking from our cup and dipping it back several times. Now the water is unclean and we can’t drink it! Because of her!”

 It’s so unfair that for once I decide to defend myself and stand up to the old witch.

“I think Jesus would see if differently from Mohammed.”

 Musarat is furious. “How dare you think for the Prophet, you filthy animal!”

… (NY Post – 8/25/13 4:00am)

(Asia Bibi Gets Execution Stay – Now Push for Political Asylum; By John R. Houk; SlantRight 2.0; 7/25/15)

 

It’s been over two years since I posted the original excerpt above. As far as I know, NOTHING HAS CHANGED! Asia Bibi (or her less well-known name – Aasiya Noreen) is still languishing in jail.

 

The closest update I have found is from an online French Catholic publication called Aleteia which also publishes in English:

 

Condemned to death in 2009 for insulting Islam, the Pakistani Catholic is still awaiting her final verdict.

 

On June 14, 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into jail. A year later she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, and since 2013, after two transfers, she has been languishing in one of the three windowless cells on death row in the southern province of Multan in the Punjab Penitentiary. A year after the Supreme Court of Pakistan postponed her appeal amid death threats by 150 muftis (Muslim legal experts) against anyone who would assist “blasphemers,” the case has not progressed by one iota. On August 30, Asia Bibi had spent 3,000 days in prison.

 

Her family lives underground. The only thing we know comes from her lawyer, the Muslim Saif ul Malook, who has visited her in recent months. He says she is doing well and is still hoping for her release. On the other hand, the Supreme Court seems to have forgotten the case, and has still not decided whether to confirm her death sentence or to release her.

 

During those 3,000 days Asia Bibi has never stopped praying and asking for prayers. As a tribute to this Christian who has become an icon for all those who struggle in Pakistan and the world against all violence in the name of religion, this is the prayer she composed last year on the occasion of the Easter celebrations, and which accompanies her in her detention:

 

Resurrected Lord, allow your daughter Asia to rise again with you. Break my chains, make my heart free and go beyond these bars, and accompany my soul so that it is close to those who are dear to me, and that it remains always near you. Do not abandon me in the day of trouble, do not deprive me of your presence. You who have suffered torture and the cross, alleviate my suffering. Hold me near you, Lord Jesus. On the day of your resurrection, Jesus, I want to pray for my enemies, for those who hurt me. I pray for them and I beg you to forgive them for the harm they have done me. I ask you, Lord, to remove all obstacles so that I may obtain the blessing of freedom. I ask you to protect me and protect my family.

 

After eight years of suffering, anguish and disappointed hopes, let us keep up our prayers and our actions of support for her, because through her we support all the persecuted Christians in their sacrifices. (Asia Bibi has spent more than 3,000 days in prison for blasphemy; By Isabelle Cousturie; Aleteia; 9/18/17)

 

The organization Prisoner Profile has a post tracking Asia Bibi’s Pakistan legal system difficulties/persecution with the dates 6/2009 through 5/2017.

 

Dan Wooding the Chief Editor of Assist News Service (ANS) sent the email alert notifying me of Asia Bibi’s Sakharov Prize nomination. Below is my cross post of that ANS article.

 

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PAKISTAN (ANS – September 17, 2017) — Pakistan’s most famous Christian prisoner, Asia Bibi, has been nominated for the European Union’s high-status award, the Sakharov Prize.

 

Ms. Bibi, a mother-of-five, who is currently behind the bars waiting for a hearing of her appeal against capital punishment, was nominated by a group of European legislators.

 

According to Madeeha Bakhsh, writing for Christians in Pakistan (https://www.christiansinpakistan.com/), “Asia has been nominated for ‘Freedom of Thought’ by the legislators who form an influential group European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). This European Conservatives and Reformists Group is the third largest group in the European Parliament,” she wrote. “The European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR), nominated Asia Bibi late on Wednesday, September 13.”

 

Sakharov on Time Mag Cover

 

Peter van Dalen, a Dutch European parliamentarian and member of ECR’s faction, ChristenUnion-SGP, said: “Her case is a symbol for others hurt in their freedom of expression and especially freedom of religion. It is good that my colleagues in the ECR and I continue to defend the rights of [Asia] Bibi and many others.”

 

Members of the entire European Parliament will soon be casting their votes in favor of their favorite candidate.

 

“If a majority casts [their] votes in favor of Asia Bibi; she could win the €50,000 ($59,670 USD) award for the Sakharov Prize, which is considered Europe’s most prestigious human rights award,” said Madeeha Bakhsh. “This award is named after Andrei Sakharov, a scientist and dissident hailing from the Soviet era.”

 

Sakharov died on December 14, 1989, and the award ceremony will be held in Strasbourg, France, on December 10.

 

Asia Bibi, a berry picker, was accused of committing blasphemy by her co-workers back in 2009. Later on, in 2010, a court in the Punjab district of Nankana found her guilty and she was sentenced to death by hanging, a verdict later challenged and upheld by a two-member bench of Lahore High Court in 2014.

 

Her appeal case is currently pending with the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

 

“Supposedly her final appeal hearing on October 13, 2016, was meant to wind up the most high profile case of the country, however, it was delayed as one of the judges refused to be a part of the three member bench that was to hear the case,” added Bakhsh.

 

Salman Taseer meeting with Asia Bibi

 

She said that on the date of the hearing, Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman, one of the three judges due to hear Asia Bibi’s appeal case, suddenly withdrew saying, “I was a part of the bench that was hearing the case of Salmaan Taseer, and this case is related to that.”

 

Asia Bibi’s husband (Ashiq Masih) and family

 

The judge was referring to the case of the then governor of Punjab, who was assassinated on January 4, 2011, at the Kohsar Market in Islamabad by his bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri, who disagreed with Taseer’s opposition to Pakistan’s blasphemy law and his support for Asia Bibi. Qadri was later sentenced to death by a Pakistani Anti-Terrorist court at Islamabad for murdering Taseer, and was executed on February 29, 2016.

 

Consequently, the hearing was adjourned and Ms. Bibi is still on death row in her lonely prison cell.

 

Note: Christians in Pakistan is a non-profit organization and a leading source of news related to Pakistani Christians. They can be contacted by e-mail at: ChristiansinPak@gmail.com.

 

Photo captions: 1) Asia Bibi. 2) Andrei Sakharov on the cover of Time magazine. 3) Salmaan Taseer meeting with Asia Bibi after her arrest. Many believe that this meeting cost him his life. 4) Ashiq Masih, the husband of Asia Bibi with some of the children. 5) Dan Wooding

 

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New Abolitionism and Baby-Killing


John R. Houk

© September 8, 2017

 

Do you know the history behind the term “Abolitionism”? I am guessing if you are a product of America’s current Leftist education system and the Left’s penchant to revise history, you might be a little clueless.

 

In American history Abolition was a movement to free African-Americans from the bonds of slavery. By the time Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860, the Southern Slave States were concerned Lincoln’s election would mean interference in the slave economy and thus rebelled against the Northern Free States. The irony about Southern slave concerns is that President Lincoln never acted on slavery until 1863 (Lincoln and Emancipation Proclamation), two years into the roughly four year Civil War that ended in 1865.

 

So, what has me reminiscing about American history and the Abolitionist Movement? I ran into a Tim Brown post at the Freedom Outpost with this title: “Why Abolitionism is Replacing the Pro-Life Movement”.

 

After seeing the title, I had to ask myself, “What in the world does the Abolitionist Movement that led to freeing the slaves have to do with the Pro-Life Movement?”

 

Well, it turns out that a movement is being initiated in Oklahoma that believes the tactics of the Pro-Life Movement have been ineffectual in reversing the curse of killing babies as a method of birth control. The movement being initiated in Oklahoma is called Abolitionism. Here’s an excerpt from the Freedom Outpost article (which I will be cross posting below my thoughts):

 

While the pro-life movement may mean well, it has the wrong concept of dealing with the murder of the unborn.  The pro-life movement, like its progressive counterparts, want to incrementally push their agenda.

 

The problem is that they are always allowing space and reason for the murder of the unborn.

 

Abolitionism in the modern context reasons that Pro-Life has been too tepid on why there is a Pro-Life Movement; viz., to radically inject the Christian Faith and vocally proclaim the Word of God and the moral ramification in Christ on killing babies. Especially looking at sexual promiscuity of unwed people causing a pregnancy.

 

The centrality is to know wrong is wrong and right is right. Thus, any concept of incrementalism to end abortion is nearly as bad or wrong or sinful as the abortion itself.

 

WHOA! That’s some good preaching!

 

But there is a concern that needs to be measured in this new Abolitionism to end pre-born baby-killing. My concern is that some idiot Christian will believe God has called him to act seditiously against the rule of law to the point of even killing pro-abortion advocates or doctors performing the baby-killing procedure.

 

Pre-Civil War abolitionists were also a God-fearing Christian lot that correctly believed slavery was morally reprehensible. As long as the Abolitionist activist civil disobedience was limited to helping escaped slaves to freedom by some kind of underground railroad so-to-speak, then I believe that was awesome. The modern era’s Martin Luther King is a classic American example of proper civil disobedience to cause social-cultural change.

 

The Abolitionists of Abraham Lincoln’s day practiced proper civil disobedience to free slaves. The Southern Plantation elitists hated Abolitionist civil disobedience because it messed with the culture they grew up in and believed should be maintained – at the very least to protect the family business.

 

Abolitionists were a bit more radical than President Lincoln. They wanted to end slavery yesterday, while Lincoln was willing to work compromises for the sake of the Southern economy. Southerners who had become rich from slave operated plantations wanted nothing to do with Abolition immediacy or Lincoln gradual slave elimination.

 

Some abolitionists were so extreme that they were willing to use violent terrorist tactics against Slave States to make a point. Such Abolitionist thinking did more to harden the Southern populace to support the wealthy plantation elites than to abolish slavery. Right or wrong, Americans don’t like to be told what to do. Fear tactics merely drove hostile public opinion against the Free State in the Southern States.

 

Abolitionists were peaceful protestors for the most part often active in aiding runaway slaves to escape to Canada. The most famous or infamous violent Abolitionist was John Brown who believe it was his duty to God to incite violence which he thought would embolden slaves to rise up against their masters and end slavery. Even many Northerners condemned Brown’s violent tactics, but in the end after he was hung for murder, John Brown became a rally cry legend of the Northern States and Union Army to take the fight to the Confederate Army.

 

The reality was though, John Brown was a seditious rabble rouser who killed innocent people. He began his violent campaign in the then Kansas Territory and it ended with his capture in Harper’s Ferry Virginia in 1859. After which he was tried, convicted and hung for murder.

 

VIDEO: Randall Fuller On John Brown’s Raid

 

Posted by The Road to Now

Published on Aug 12, 2017

 

Our guest on the Road to Now for Monday, Aug. 14, Randall Fuller author of, “The Book that Changed America,” discusses John Brown’s infamous raid on Harper’s Ferry.

 

The irony of John Brown terrorism even in my grade school days in the 60s, the portrait of heroism of old Hollywood still made him the patriotic hero. Check this brief clip which I spotted Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland showing sympathy for John Brown as he was led to the gallows:

 

VIDEO: The hanging of the abolitionist John Brown, Virginia, 1859

 

Posted by Rick Davi

Published on Nov 8, 2016

 

Clip from “Santa Fe Trail” (1940; 110 min)

 

Santa Fe Trail is a 1940 American western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey and Ronald Reagan. Written by Robert Buckner, the film is about the abolitionist John Brown and his fanatical attacks on slavery as a prelude to the American Civil War. Subthemes include J.E.B. Stuart and George Armstrong Custer as they duel for the hand of Kit Carson Holliday.

 

The film was one of the top-grossing films of the year, and the seventh Flynn–de Havilland collaboration.

 

Some of the speech the actor portraying John Brown was actually spoken by the real Brown at his hanging which would later add to his legend as an Abolitionist hero.

 

And here is a song that Union troops actually sang about John Brown adapted from the Battle Hymn of the Republic:

 

VIDEO: Pete Seeger John Brown s body

 

Posted by Kálmán Tóth

Published on Oct 11, 2010

 

Very inspirational to a grade school kid.

 

But face it, John Brown went beyond civil disobedience escalating toward terrorism that cost the lives of people who disagreed with him. My concern there is a person listening to the new message of 21st century abolitionism that my sense God has called him to seditious murder to bring attention that abortion is murder.

 

That person will not only face the same result as John Brown, but in this day of lying Leftists, laws aimed at all Christian morality will bring persecution to the Bible Believing Christians that may not have been seen since before Rome became a government ordained Christian empire.

 

Tim Brown’s (fairly certain no relation to John Brown) article promoting the new Abolitionism to save pre-born babies from murder centers around a couple of Okies joining the Freedom Outpost team: Dan Fisher and T. Russell Hunter. Brown focuses on Hunter’s five tenets of the new Abolitionism that should be more activist oriented than the current Pro-Life Movement. The radical key of the new Abolitionism is ending the concept of “incrementalism”.

 

Here is the Brown article that culminates with a Hunter video preaching the new Abolitionism five tenets.

 

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Why Abolitionism is Replacing the Pro-Life Movement

 

By TIM BROWN

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

Freedom Outpost

 

I am excited to announce that very soon we will be having a few contributors from the state of Oklahoma.  Among those contributors, we are hoping to welcome gubernatorial candidate Dan Fisher.  However, to give you a taste of a man who has works that demonstrate his faith, I’d like to introduce you to T. Russell Hunter.

 

Mr. Hunter took time to speak with me over the weekend and we are excited about a new video that is set to rock Oklahoma politics on Wednesday and quite possibly the entire nation.

 

In preparation of that release, I thought it appropriate to point you to a short talk that Hunter did on why abolitionism is replacing the pro-life movement.

 

While the pro-life movement may mean well, it has the wrong concept of dealing with the murder of the unborn.  The pro-life movement, like its progressive counterparts, want to incrementally push their agenda.

 

The problem is that they are always allowing space and reason for the murder of the unborn.

 

Abolitionists do not allow for that at all.

 

Plus, abolitionists think like then presidential candidate Donald Trump when he stated that a mother who engages in the murder of her unborn baby is not a victim, but a criminal and should be treated as such, along with the abortionist and anyone having a hand in the murder.

 

With that stated, Hunter lays out the five tenets of abolition and why the pro-life movement must be abandoned if people are serious about ending the murder of the unborn.

 

Watch the video, listen to his presentation and see if you do not agree that those who believe in the sanctity of human life must become abolitionists and not simply be content with the scraps that pro-life representatives are throwing to us in order to maintain the status quo and bow the knee to the state and Molech.

 

VIDEO: Why Abolitionism is Replacing the Pro-Life Movement

 

Posted by AbolishHumanAbortion

Published on Mar 28, 2017

 

Abolitionist Russell Hunter on the five tenets of abolitionism and why the pro-life movement must be abandoned and those who seek an end to child sacrifice should become abolitionists.

 

www.AbolishAbortionWi.com

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America Clearly Remembers September 11


Sixteen years ago, on September 11, 2001 Americans awoke to the morning news reporting a hijacked airline was flown into one of the then existing towers of the World Trade Center. Then if you were watching your TV a certainty was realized it was no accident when another airline flew into another tower of the World Trade Center.

 

All of a sudden the news was reporting other airlines had been hijacked and we later learned that one flew into the Pentagon and another mysteriously crashed in Pennsylvania.

 

Then the news reported that Islamic terrorists belonging to a group of terrorists called al Qaeda perpetrated the attack. Then we were told the Muslim in charge of these terrorists was Usama (aka Osama) bin Ladin. Bin Ladin was holed-up in a nation most Americans barely knew about called Afghanistan. If you did know about Afghanistan it was because you were a news hound in the ‘80s aware that our Intelligence services were helping a group of Muslims rebel against their Soviet controlled Communist government. The irony of our aid to these Muslim rebels: Usama bin Ladin – a Saudi national – learned or earned his chops fighting the Soviets propping up the Afghan Communist government.

 

Justin Smith has submitted a bit of a memorial which will give the reason why we are at war with Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan who too often sneak across the border to Pakistan to regroup.

 

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The Depths of Inhumanity

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Sixteen long years have passed, since the clear blue sky above New York City exploded in a fiery inferno, toxic smoke and the stench of burning flesh and death on September 11, 2001, and for many, the memories of the murder of nearly three thousand Americans, friends and relatives and fellow countrymen, remains as fresh as this morning’s dew. Those of us, who remember all too well, have the solemn obligation and duty to ensure America’s future generations do not soon forget, that Islamic jihadists struck the single deadliest attack on U.S. soil by any foe since the War of 1812.

 

VIDEO: 9/11~September 11th 2001-Attack on the World || Trade Center

Two thousand nine-hundred and seventy-seven (CNN Library) Americans never could have imagined the horror they would soon face the morning of 9/11, as they headed to work at the Twin Towers. Their thoughts were filled with work, schedules, and perhaps returning home to play softball with their children or having dinner with a fiancée, or a husband or wife.

 

It was 8:46 a.m. (EST), when nineteen Muslim terrorists, following the edicts of the evil ideology of Islam and their false “prophet” Mohammed, flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Seventeen minutes later, 9:03 a.m., Muslim terrorists hit the South Tower with United Airlines Flight 175, and 34 minutes later American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

 

People jumped and fell from all four sides of both towers. There’s no way of accurately telling how many people died this way, but the horror they experienced just before their deaths is unimaginable, as they plummeted towards the earth at 150 miles per hour.

 

The end to this heinous attack and the final blow arrived, with the horrifying news that United Airlines Flight 93 crashed, while its passengers bravely fought the terrorists. From start to finish, nearly an hour and a half had elapsed. By 10:03 a.m. nearly 3000 innocent Americans — loved ones, friends and neighbors — were dead.

 

Set aside any emotional impulse to block 9/11 from one’s mind and embrace the gut-wrenching memory. Remember that America was attacked because of Her freedom and liberty and Her stand against oppression and tyranny worldwide. And there are many other things America should never forget, while we lower the flag, lay wreaths and ring bells in memory of the dead this September 11th.

 

Never forget, America received many warnings that a clash between Islam and the West, a clash of civilizations, was on the way, with tragedies like the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon and the U.S. Embassy in Kenya and the suicide bombing attack on the USS Cole. We were even informed ahead of 9/11 that it was coming soon.

 

The first real warning occurred on February 26, 1993, when Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, master bomb-designer, detonated a bomb under the World Trade Center, on orders from Al Qaeda’s Blind Sheikh, that carved out a stories deep crater, injured a thousand people and killed six. The bomb was supposed to kill thousands by releasing a cyanide cloud, however, the explosion incinerated the gas.

 

Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheikh’

 

Never forget, since 9/11, at least thirteen Islamic inspired terrorist attacks have been carried out across America, by Muslims following Mohammed’s “perfect” example, such as we witnessed in the Boston Bombing, the D.C. sniper murders, the shootings at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, San Bernardino, Chattanooga and several others. There have been numerous attacks by Muslims that the press refuses to call “terrorism”, and there have been scores of terror plots and attempted terrorist acts foiled by the authorities.

 

Never Forget, the nineteen Muslim terrorists were able to attack America on September 11, 2001, because they were trained and funded by Wahhabist imams and members of the Saudi Royal Family, as revealed by the 9/11 Commission Report. And recall, that they also had some large degree of help from Shiite Muslims in the Islamic Republic of Iran, having spent significant time in Iran between October 2000 and February 2001.

 

The fires of that September morning burned for 100 days and moved America to seek an accounting from these Sons of Allah in wars we are still fighting. Islam is at war with Western civilization, Europe and America, just as Islam fought us (infidels and Westerners) under the Ottoman Empire, or a thousand years ago, now that Islam is in a new ascendancy.

 

America is still in an ongoing war against us, being waged by Islam, its imams and jihadi terrorists, who want to do the very same thing today that they did sixteen years ago, except on a grander scale.

 

The United States intelligence community acknowledges that all Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have had some recent, if limited, success in acquiring chemical weapons, like anthrax, VX nerve agents and ricin. More troubling and dangerous, they seek nuclear weapons, as Graham Allison notes in a policy brief for Harvard’s Belfer Center; and though many may see any success towards this as unlikely, it is certainly not implausible, given Iran’s, Pakistan’s and Saudi Arabia’s duplicitous, self-serving roles in the “war on terror”.

 

No one ever envisioned jet airliners would be used as Muslim terrorist’s instruments of death against us, however, September 11th brought a new visual reality, as officials sworn to protect America were forced to stare into a vast, smoking pit scooped out of lower Manhattan. As then National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice repeatedly stated: “If you were in the White House that day … every day since has been September twelfth. And your great fear is that it may be September tenth.”

 

In his book ‘The Field of Fight’, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Michael Flynn wrote: “We’re in a world war, but very few Americans recognize it, and fewer still have any idea how to win it.”

 

Americans have the agonizing images of the horrible and unimaginable calamity of September 11th seared into their minds and hearts. We never forgot the lives so brutally and callously cut short, the children who lost mothers and fathers, and the sorrow that followed; and, we clearly remember the depths of inhumanity to which these Islamic terrorists are willing to sink, as we ring the bells, read the names and honor our dead: September 11, 2001 forced many Americans to the understanding, that America must gather the strength and courage to stop Islam’s violent ascendancy and expansion, at home and abroad, by driving their “holy warriors” into the ground, killing them, and even killing their families, until they grow weary of death and make war no more, if that is the only way to end their insanity.

 

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Supporting Bundys in Trials & Tribulations


John R. Houk

© August 24, 2017

 

After the Bundys and most of their fellow ranchers were acquitted over their protest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge inspired by re-jailing unjustly of a couple Hammond family ranchers because an Obama Administration Federal Prosecutor felt the original time served was not severe enough, the Federal government was in Oregon to arrest them for the Bundy Ranch standoff that occurred prior to Malheur.

 

When you hear or read that Cliven Bundy’s fight to withstand the Bureau of Land Management (henceforth BLM, but not to be with another evil organization with the same acronym Black Lives Matter) was illegal and unconstitutional, then you have to realize you are not getting the entire story. There is some truth to the illegal claim, but Cliven chose to resist the law because bureaucratic rules enforced as Congressional was threatening his ranching business. Here’s a word picture that pro-prosecution people don’t want you to see:

 

A few facts about the Cliven Bundy and the BLM incident

 

For some time, the Bundy’s have owned cattle that have grazed in the Bunkerville, NV area.  Since his cattle grazed on federal land, he paid grazing fees to the federal government. In 1993, the local grazing rules changed when a number of things came together; the Desert tortoise became protected under the species act, and the Fish and Wildlife Service determined that this was one of the areas critical to their long-term survival. Grazing rules were also changed in order to accommodate restoration needed from years of overgrazing and recent fires. These new rules would include Bundy having to reduce his number of cattle. Refusing to comply, he decided to “fire” the BLM, and stop paying grazing fees, while continuing to use federal lands for his cattle to graze. Not only did he not reduce his cattle count, but actually increased them over time.

 

As a result, Cliven Bundy’s cattle have been illegally grazing on federal land for 20 years. Over these 20 years, Cliven Bundy has racked up over $1 million in unpaid grazing fees, and has actually expanded his cattle’s grazing further into federal lands.  He has been taken to court (and defeated) both in 1998 and 2013.

 

 

In response, several protesters (including armed militia members) gathered in defense of Bundy. The standoff came to an end when the BLM, citing safety concerns, decided to stand down.  Supporters of Bundy have of [sic] labeled this successful (and armed, as well as potentially violent) defense of Bundy’s illegal activity as a “win for freedom.” – Long article – READ ENTIRETY (Fact Check – The Bundy Ranch Cattle & The BLM; By Fact and Myth; 4/20/17)

 

Juries are having a difficult time convicting the Bundys and their standoff supporters is because they understand bureaucracy wronged the Bundy Ranch private business and family livelihood in the name of Eco-Marxist rules NOT laws passed by Congress.

 

While I was Gab surfing I ran into a Onehope2016 post notifying readers that four on trial for participating in the Bundy Standoff had four acquittals from a jury. Two of those four received a combination Not Guilty and a hung jury on other charges. I was going to cross post Onehope2016’s link to a Hagmann Report which also linked to further info from The Republic/azcentral.com.

 

These guys had already endured two other hung juries. Today I find out the Federal Prosecutors – undoubtedly holdovers from the Obama swamp – are going to make the two that had a hung jury over some remaining charges, back to court at taxpayers’ expense.

 

Below is that report from azcentral.com.

 

Here is a link to the Review Journal that is a history Bundy Ranch trials and tribulations that begins with latest info but you can trace back to 2014. The Review Journal link makes an attempt at neutrality in reporting but I could tell there was a bit of support for the Federal Prosecutors.

 

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Prosecutors to retry Bundy Ranch standoff defendants for 3rd time

 

By Robert Anglen

Aug. 23, 2017 Updated 4:28 p.m. MT

The Republic | azcentral.com

 

O. Scott Drexler and Eric Parker will be retried on lesser charges

 

Federal prosecutors who didn’t succeed in the Bundy Ranch standoff trial will retry and retry again.

 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas confirmed Wednesday it will go back to court for the third time in an attempt to convict two men accused of taking up arms against federal agents.

 

Less than 24 hours earlier, a jury had acquitted two standoff defendants and dismissed the most serious charges against two others. Now federal prosecutors say they will retry the men next month on outstanding weapons and assault charges.

 

The move pushes back the trials for 11 other defendants in the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff, including Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who have spent 18 months in prison while awaiting their court date.

 

O. Scott Drexler and Eric Parker, both of Idaho, were released from prison Tuesday night after a jury acquitted them of conspiracy and extortion, which were the key elements of the government’s case.

 

But they found out Wednesday they have been ordered back to court Sept. 25 to face the charges on which the jury deadlocked.

 

“Surprised? No. Disappointed? Yes,” said Parker’s lawyer, Jess Marchese. “It’s clear at this point the prosecution is taking this personally now.”

 

Marchese said Acting Nevada U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre twice called Parker a coward during a court hearing Wednesday.

 

Marchese said it was unprofessional and unnecessary. “This is a business,” he said. “And there’s no need for emotion in a business.”

 

Parker and Drexler face one count each of assaulting a federal officer and carrying a firearm in the commission of a crime. Parker faces two additional counts of using a firearm to threaten a federal officer.

 

Jurors twice reject government claims

 

Jurors dealt government prosecutors their second stinging defeat in the case when, after four days of deliberations, they returned no guilty verdicts against four defendants.

 

Richard Lovelien of Oklahoma and Steven Stewart of Idaho were acquitted on all counts and walked out of court Tuesday night free after spending 18 months in prison.

 

This marks the second time a jury failed to convict the defendants on charges related to the standoff, which pitted armed ranchers and militia members against Bureau of Land Management agents in a dusty wash below Interstate 15 about 70 miles north of Las Vegas.

 

A jury in April deadlocked on charges against the four men. It convicted two other defendants on multiple counts. But it could not agree on conspiracy charges against any of the six.

 

The men were being retried on conspiracy, extortion, assault and obstruction charges for helping rancher Cliven Bundy fend off a government roundup of his cattle in what became known as the Battle of Bunkerville.

 

The government launched its second prosecution last month. The case climaxed Aug. 11 when U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro abruptly ended court by ordering Parker off the stand and striking his testimony from the record as jurors watched.

 

The defendant was attempting to tell jurors what he saw during the standoff over a barrage of objections from prosecutors. Navarro ruled Parker violated court orders by discussing prohibited topics. Parker returned to the defense table and started crying while Navarro dismissed the jurors.

 

Marchese said jurors told him Tuesday the incident was a factor in their verdicts. He said jurors were sympathetic to the defendants and their inability to mount a cogent defense in light of restrictions in talking about why they participated in the standoff and what they were thinking while they were there.

 

The case went to the jury Aug. 15 after lawyers for all four defendants waived closing arguments as part of a protest about court proceedings and restrictive legal rulings.

 

Judge’s rulings limit defense

 

Navarro’s rulings, aimed at trying to avoid jury nullification, severely limited defense arguments. Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict based on its shared belief rather than on the evidence in a case.

 

Navarro barred defendants from discussing why they traveled thousands of miles to join protesters at the Bundy Ranch. She did not allow them to testify about perceived abuses by federal authorities during the cattle roundup that might have motivated them to participate.

 

Navarro also restricted defendants from raising constitutional arguments, or mounting any defense based on their First Amendment rights to free speech and their Second Amendment rights to bear arms. In her rulings, Navarro said those were not applicable arguments in the case.

 

Federal officials did not face the same restrictions. To show defendants were part of a conspiracy, they referenced events that happened months, or years, after the standoff.

 

Federal prosecutors, led by Myhre, argued in court the case wasn’t about the First or Second Amendments; that the Constitution doesn’t give people the right to threaten federal officers.

 

They said the Bundys’ dispute with the BLM was adjudicated and the court issued a lawful order to round up the cattle. When ranchers and the militia conspired to force the release of the cattle, they broke the law, prosecutors argued.

 

Dozens of federal state and local law-enforcement officers testified in the retrial, saying they were outnumbered and outgunned in the wash and feared for their lives.

 

Jurors, however, heard from no defense witnesses. Drexler took the stand and delivered the only defense testimony jurors were allowed to consider.

 

He testified that even though he brought weapons to the standoff, he did not intend to threaten or assault law-enforcement officers.

 

Remaining defendants aimed weapons

 

All four defendants in the retrial admitted bringing guns to the standoff. But pictures of Parker and Drexler aiming their weapons went viral.

 

An image of Parker has come to epitomize the 2014 protest. He is pictured lying prone on an overpass and sighting a long rifle at BLM agents in the wash below. The image galvanized the public and brought international awareness to the feud over public lands and the potential consequences of such a dispute.

 

The Bundy Ranch standoff is one of the most high-profile land-use cases in modern Western history, pitting cattle ranchers, anti-government protesters and militia members against the Bureau of Land Management.

 

For decades, the BLM repeatedly ordered Bundy to remove his cattle from federal lands and in 2014 obtained a court order to seize his cattle as payment for more than $1 million in unpaid grazing fees.

 

Hundreds of supporters from every state in the union, including members of several militia groups, converged on his ranch about 70 miles north of Las Vegas.

 

The standoff was hailed as a victory by militia members. Ammon and Ryan Bundy cited their success at Bundy Ranch in their run-up to the siege of an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016, also in protest of BLM policies. An Oregon federal jury acquitted Ammon, Ryan and five others in October.

 

No arrests were made in the Bundy Ranch case until after the Oregon siege ended.

 

Last year, the government charged 19 people for their roles in the Nevada standoff. Two men took plea deals. Trials for the remaining defendants were broken into three tiers based on their alleged levels of culpability in the standoff.

 

Although defendants in the first trial and the retrial were considered the least culpable, all 17 defendants face the same charges. Those convicted could spend the rest of their lives in prison.

 

The second trial, which will include Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who are considered ringleaders, was supposed to start 30 days after the conclusion of the first trial. But the start date has been delayed because of the retrials.

 

Marchese said Wednesday the remaining 11 defendants remain incarcerated and the delays are wearing on them.

 

“Those guys want their day in court,” he said.

 

Parker plans on returning to Idaho and seeing his family.

“He wants to be a dad,” Marchese said. “He wants to see his kids … and to be a father.”

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Supporting Bundys in Trials & Tribulations

John R. Houk

© August 24, 2017

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A Communist Cleansing of America


Justin Smith looks at Leftist historical cleansing and the Communism inherent in Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

 

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A Communist Cleansing of America

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 8/19/2017 9:10 PM

 

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.” — Jeri Taylor/ Star Trek script

 

Americans witnessed more violence, yet again, on August 12th 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a Unite the Right free speech rally, that also hoped to stop the removal of Confederate General Robert E Lee’s statue from Emancipation Park. While an unknown number of counter-protesters who truly see Confederate monuments as painful reminders, of a time of bondage in America’s past, were there, many were simply good and decent conservatives, who understand that America cannot allow Her history to be re-written and eradicated.

 

Unfortunately, the roots of violence in Charlottesville, that ended Heather Heyer’s life, is the same sort of violence America witnessed in the 1960s and more recently in Ferguson, Baltimore, Dallas and Baton Rouge and now dozens of other cities across America, but its cause goes far deeper than a few Confederate monuments. Removing the monuments will solve nothing.

 

It’s hard to imagine that the hard-core left of Antifa and Black Lives Matter had any noble purposes, once one discovers they came prepared with clubs and urine and feces filled bottles and balloons; and, it is even more telling that Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy is a black supremacist racist and a member of the New Black Panthers, who tweeted, “I don’t like whit[e] people so I hate snow” on December 20th 2009, and “I hate seeing white people in Orangeburg”, on February 13th 2011.

 

The violence soon started, once a state of emergency was declared at 11:06 A.M. and law enforcement called the event an “unlawful assembly” at 11:36 AM. Law enforcement forced conservatives, Nazis and KKK alike out of Emancipation Park and directly into the violent hordes of waiting Antifa, who hurled their urine filled containers. And in essence, the police failed to maintain order; it’s been suggested by ACLU  investigators that the police were given a “stand down” order.

 

Swastikas, Antifa black flags and Hammer and Sickles flew in despicable fashion over America’s horizon in Charlottesville, and the Nazis and Antifa Marxists engaged in hand to hand combat. At the height of the violence, Sheryl Gay Stolberg (NYT) wrote, “The hard left seemed as hate-filled as the alt-right. I saw club-wielding Antifa beating white nationalists …”, but she then corrected her report to cover for Antifa’s evil, writing, “Should have said violent, not hate-filled. They were standing up to hate.”

 

One cannot ascribe varying degrees of blame to the radical groups in Charlottesville. The Neo-Nazis’ venomous racism is no more or less contemptible than Antifa and BLM’s belief that offensive speech, other than their own, must be banned at any cost, as they endeavor to destroy our republic. These young fascists and communists have far more in common with each other, than they do with decent conservative and classical liberal thinkers and patriotic Americans, which is always true of violent radicals and totalitarian minded petty tyrants.

 

If we are to survive as a republic, we must condemn the violence and evil philosophy of those members of the Neo-Nazi and KKK groups; we must condemn the violence of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panthers, and La Raza and their communist ideology. We must also stop allowing the mainstream media to falsely label all conservatives as bigots and racists and all left-wing activists as moral crusaders. Otherwise, with our honesty as a society in question at the moment, America will soon cease being a free society.

 

It is important to note that the radical Far Left has grown enormously, since the 1960s, and even more over the last decade, Their most recent violence was witnessed in Oakland 2009, Pittsburgh 2009, Akron 2009, Oakland 2010, Los Angeles 2010, Oakland 2011, Anaheim 2012, Brooklyn 2013, Ferguson 2014, New York 2014, Baltimore 2015, Oakland 2016, Portland 2016, Washington D.C. 2017, Olympia 2017, Portland 2017 and Berkeley on three separate occasions this year, along with massive property damage, injured citizens and hundreds of hurled Molotov cocktails.

 

There isn’t any comparable list of Neo-Nazi or “alt-right” protests. There have not been many in recent years, and it is a factual error to call the entire alt-right movement “racist”; it started as an organization that noted one could be white, or any color, and be proud of one’s race without hating other races, and that one need not apologize to people of color for their ancestor’s sins of slavery or for being white.

 

However, heavily laden with Leftist propaganda mouthpieces, the mainstream media is unwilling to take an honest look at Antifa and the evil it perpetrates, because that would not advance their false narrative of America and people of color still being victimized by conservative groups. America’s media provides cover for the anarchists and communists, who hide behind self-proclaimed righteousness to commit criminal acts of violence.

 

Now, the media castigates President Donald Trump for not condemning the Nazis and white supremacists harshly enough, after it gave President Barack Obama a pass, when Black Lives Matter, other communists and anarchists and ISIS sympathizers tore Ferguson. Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland apart. this is typical Leftist media hypocrisy, but to hear it from a number of Republicans, like former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is inexcusable. Where were these Republicans, when black thugs posing as “activists” were destroying U.S. cities and attacking white people?

 

In Durham N.C. shortly after Charlottesville’s violence, our own Taliban smashed a statue of a Confederate soldier. Near the entrance of Duke University Chapel, a statue of Lee was defaced, the nose broken off.

 

Takiya Thompson, 22, was the young lady who helped tear down the Confederate monument in Durham, identified through on-site video. She was soon arrested after addressing a press conference of the Worker’s World Party, a Marxist mélange that stuck with the Soviets through all their human rights abuses.

 

On August 16th, Baltimore carried out a cultural cleansing by taking down statues of Lee and Maryland Chief Justice Roger Taney, who wrote the Dred Scott decision and opposed Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus. Approximately 100 other statues from Chattanooga to Murfreesboro and Franklin to Tampa, Dallas and Houston are facing the same fate.

 

If America starts tearing down all the statues of Confederate heroes, like Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall” Jackson and Nathan Bedford Forrest, why stop there? What about the nine presidents of the United States who owned slaves? [Blog Editor: History.com – 12 Presidents & Wikipedia – 18 Presidents]

 

Laura Ingraham, renowned talk radio host, along with President Trump, myself and many others, is right to ask, “What else will be subjected to their eradication and denunciation”, further noting, “This is not about racial healing. This is about the control of the narrative and the destruction of historical recognition.”

 

Perhaps the Left will start purging their own Democratic Party, as good communists often do, of displays that honor racist Democrats. There’s a statue of former Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVA), a Grand Kleagle in the KKK, in West Virginia’s state capitol. There also exists approximately 56 buildings, bridges, highways and centers that are named after Byrd. Do they need to be renamed or destroyed now?

 

What about Senator J. William Fulbright (D-MO)? Fulbright was a segregationist who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and 1964, and he opposed implementing the Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

 

Should statues of NAACP co-founder, W.E.B. Du Bois, be toppled? Du Bois was kicked out of the NAACP (now far-left), because he supported segregation. He became a communist, renounced his U.S. citizenship and praised mass murderers Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung as great leaders.

 

If the Jefferson Memorial or the Washington Monument was blown up today, who would America blame — the Islamic jihadists or the Antifa fascists?

 

This is precisely what the Left intends on accomplishing, because at the core of their evil little hearts, these Antifa and Black Lives Matter types are outright communists. They will burn America’s biographies and histories and write new texts aimed at abolishing eternal truths and all religion and morality. They will “cleanse” our modern society to prepare for the “classless society” where what was and is no longer exists. And finally, they will indoctrinate our children and demand that they tear down and destroy what their fathers cherished.

 

America is in a fight for Her very life, because the “protests” by the radicals of Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other communist backed groups are focused on taking down Our Republic by any means necessary. America is under assault by communists and anarchists bent on defining our rights through the state communist “elite”, more than they have any real concern over “white supremacy”, and in order to succeed, they must undermine and destroy the U.S. Constitution and complete the “fundamental transformation” of America into an authoritarian socialist state.

 

Every American, who loves America so well, must fight in the halls of state legislatures and the U.S. Congress, and the streets of America if necessary, to protect America. We must demand that our leaders properly use the tools of the Constitution and America and guide America back towards American traditions and the Western and Judeo-Christian principles and ethos, that have always defined America’s free society, in order that America’s Children and Her Children’s Children will continue to live, under the rule of law, free for all eternity.

 

Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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