Minassian Not an Islamic Terrorist but an Incel Terrorist?


John R. Houk

© April 26, 2018

 

Alek Minassian is the Toronto Massacre perpetrator of the April 23 crime that killed 10 and harmed at least 13 others when he ran a rented van through a crowd of people.

Many Conservatives and Counterjihad pundits speculated Minassian’s motive looked awfully like Islamic Terrorism because the act itself had all the fingerprints of past Islamic attacks against non-Muslims globally.

 

BUT it appears Minassian is of an Armenian descent and Armenians in their own republic are like 96% (or more) Christian. Also, a perusal of Minassian’s history indicates a bit of mental illness connected to autism or Asperger’s disease which witnesses would tell you they noticed odd behavior from childhood, secondary school and in time at a college and even a short stint in the Canadian army. (A good source on this break down is the National Post which I will cross post later)

 

Minassian’s murder motive may have been related to a movement he joined that congregates a group of dissatisfied men who can’t satisfy their lust with women. Those dissatisfied men call themselves a part of the “Incel” Movement or Rebellion – Incel as in “Involuntary Celibacy”.  The Incel topic is something I’ll address in a later post.

 

Due the immense similarity to Islamic Terrorism it is worth cross posting some insights by Paul Sutliff about the Islamic Terrorist tactic of motor vehicle mass murder. A tactic that Minassian may have caused some Islamic jealousy and a probable uptick perpetrated by Muslim terrorists.

 

JRH 4/26/18

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Why are Jihadi Vehicle Attacks Growing?

 

 

By Paul Sutliff

April 23, 2018

Paul Sutliff on Civilization Jihad

 

Introduction
This article comes from a paper I wrote as part of my studies at Henley-Putnam University. Because of today’s attack in Toronto, Canada, I am publishing parts of the paper here in hopes law enforcement and others will make use of it.

 

  1. Islamic Speeches that can be deemed contributory towards an attack

 

MEMRI.org posted a video and transcript 6473 of a February 2, 2018 sermon given by Imam Mohamed Moussa gave a sermon at the North Hudson Islamic Center in New Jersey that called on Islamic teachers to be mindful of what they say in sermons and schools that could be deemed incitement to violence[1]. According to his biography on the Graduate Theological Foundation Mohamad Moussa is the President of the Tri-State Imams Council, and is the Secretary General of Manara Institute. The importance of this call by Dr. Mohamad Moussa, is that it is a public recognition that a problem exists in mosques across the United States of Imams using rhetoric that can be deemed as inciting to violence. Dr. Mohamad Moussa is not alone in his recognition of this. MEMRI published a video and transcript in 2015 of Imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri who addressed the most recent terror attack in Paris as he spoke in the Brooklyn Oulel-Albab Mosque on January 9th of 2015. In this sermon Yousef states:

 

Let us admit, without lying to ourselves, that we, the Muslims, are time bombs. When I say “we, the Muslims,” I do not mean every single Muslim, but Muslims of the religious sector are time bombs. When a sinner repents, the first thing he does is make a bomb. He blows it up and kills people. We must admit this. We cannot become immune if we do not admit this.[2]

 

While Yousef was not inciting violence he was recognizing that it does exist in mosques around the world including in the USA. Further on in the sermon, Yousef recognized who he believed were the scholars behind the violent rhetoric being spouted in mosques. This was an attempt to place a finger of blame against certain Islamic scholars while recognizing that a problem exists that needs to be addressed.

 

  1. Terrorist Propaganda of Vehicle Attacks

 

Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla (2017) wrote of the Islamic State’s “Lone Wolf’s Handbook” and its possibility for cultivating terrorist actions within the USA. Dr. Yayla shared that the fourth chapter of this handbook was entitled “The Ultimate Human Lawn Mower.” Yayla then reminded the reader that ISIS had released a music video on the use of vehicles to kill in January of 2016. Yayla noted that this chapter advised the following:

 

a. To get a large 4X4 truck and to weld knife-like metal blades on bumpers and around headlights to increase the causalities.

b. Choose the most crowded places and drive over people as fast as possible to exact the most damage.

c. Drivers are not to stop after the first hit and to keep driving over as many victims as possible.

d. Choose the routes appropriately to ensure that there would be many other victims after the initial hit.

e. These kinds of attacks should be considered as suicide missions.

f. Driver assassins are advised to have weapons if possible and fight back until the very end.

 

g. Leave a note crediting ISIS for the attack.[3]

 

Of special note here is the recommendation to acquire a larger vehicle to inflict maximum damage. Notable here is that this would likely require actors to rent vehicles. In Western society, a truck with knives protruding would likely be a target of law enforcement before any damage could be inflicted, this may account for a lack of reports of such vehicles in terror attacks.

 

a. Historical Usage of Vehicle Attacks

 

When I originally was working on this article as a paper for Henley-Putnam University, an attack occurred in Germany. O’Donoghue (2018, April 07) wrote in the Daily Star that in Münster a vehicle attack was carried out resulting in the immediate death of three persons and the injuries of at least 30 others. O’Donoghue notes with as little information that she has at present, that the attack seemed to have similarities with an attack in Berlin in December of 2016 in which 12 people were killed and 48 others were injured. Traynor and Hickson (2016) described this as the attack on the Berlin Christmas Market. This attack utilized a stolen lorry. A lorry being a commercial type truck used to transport goods.

 

Helsel  (2016, August 4) wrote of a vehicle attack in France on Bastille Day, July 14. The attack claimed the lives of 85 people. The terrorist was killed. In this incident investigations revealed what that the terrorist selected his route than did what was called test runs in preparation.

 

Prokupecz, Levenson, and Gingras, B. (2017, November 06) wrote of a truck attack in New York City on October 31, 2017, which claimed the lives of 6 people with 11 being injured before the terrorist was shot but not killed. The truck was rented and a note was found near the truck giving ISIS credit for the attack.

 

Counter-Extremism Project (2018, March 16) recognized that there has been a series of vehicular terrorist related attacks documenting 36 cases since 2006, “collectively resulting in the deaths of at least 196 people and the injury of at least 1,050 others”[4]. Add in the statistics for this week and the number dead exceeds 200 while the number injured rises close to 1,100.

 

Counter-Extremism Project (CEP), documents individual terror acts. Noting the country of origin of the actors which never appears to be from within the country where the attack takes place. CEP notes that in some cases such as the attack at the Glasgow Airport on June 30, 2007 that vehicular mass was not enough and actors placed propane canisters for an intended maximum effect. This action has been seen multiple times, some of them in failed attempts, some of them seen in accidental explosions such as are described by Birnbaum, Booth, and Branigin (2017, August 17) after the Barcelona truck attack in June 2017.

 

The FBI saw truck attacks becoming a serious concern by 2010 and published “Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics” (2010, December 13). Of special note are the indicators of a possible terror actor provided in this release. The FBI indicators are tempered with the very real possibility that “a ramming attack can be conducted with little to no warning”[5]. However, they indicators of a possible actor are only present when one or multiple indicators are given. Among the indicators shown are:

 

  • “Unusual modifications to commercial motor vehicles, heavy equipment, passenger cars, and sports utility vehicles (SUVs), such as homemade attempts to reinforce the front of the vehicle with metal plates.

 

  • The purchase, rental, or theft of large or heavy-duty vehicles or equipment, such as SUVs, trucks, or commercial motor vehicles, if accompanied by typical indicators such as nervousness during the purchase, paying in cash, or lack of familiarity with the vehicle’s operations.

 

  • Commercial motor vehicles or heavy equipment being operated erratically, at unusual times, or in unusual locations, particularly in heavy pedestrian areas.

 

  • Attempts to infiltrate closed areas where traffic usually moves, but where crowds are gathered, such as for street festivals or farmers’ markets.

 

  • A vehicle operator’s apparent unfamiliarity with commercial motor vehicle or heavy equipment operation (unable to back up; trouble with shifting; poor lane tracking; unfamiliarity with basic vehicle mechanics such as air brake operations, slack adjusters, fifth wheel operations, Jake brakes, engine type, or location of fire extinguishers and other emergency equipment)”.[6]

 

Of interest is the fourth indicator which speaks of observations of a vehicle in operation at unusual locations particularly heavy pedestrian zones. This behavior has been discovered after reviewing truck terror attacks that were committed. Celona, Fenton and Fears (2017, November 01) revealed that in the case of the New York City truck attack on October 31, 2017, security camera coverage revealed what could have been a test run and may have been multiple test runs.

 

  1. Why are Vehicle Attacks happening more often?

 

Vehicle attacks are more likely to occur because:

 

  • No affiliation with a terror group is required.

 

  • No specialized training is needed.

 

  • Planning can be brief.

 

  • Trucks and Vans are easy to rent or steal.

 

  • Little to no financial investment required.

 

  • Propaganda from the Islamic State and Al Qaeda encourage such acts.

 

  • No collaboration or consulting is required to achieve the terror attack.

 

  • Almost impossible for law enforcement to detect and prevent.

 

  • Death while committing the act requires no jail time.

 

While it is stated that it is almost impossible to detect, humans are communicative by nature. They write notes to themselves, talk to others and share what is on their mind. It is still possible that somehow, something could be known about a possible vehicle attack. Counterterrorism experts have a near impossible task to prevent all such acts.

 

END NOTES

[1] MEMRI. (2018, February 2). NJ Imam Mohamed Moussa: We Have Started a Workshop Training U.S. Imams How to Avoid Incitement and Hate Speech. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.memri.org/tv/nj-imam-mohamed-moussa-workshop-training-american-imams-to-avoid-incitement/transcript.

[2] MEMRI. (2015). Brooklyn Imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri on Paris Terror Attacks: We Muslims Must Admit That We Are Time Bombs and We Hate Christians. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.memri.org/tv/brooklyn-imam-tareq-yousef-al-masri-paris-terror-attacks-we-muslims-must-admit-we-are-time-bombs.

[3] Yayla, A. S. (2017, July 29). ISIS Tries to Activate Amateur Attackers in the West. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2017/07/29/isis-tries-to-activate-amateur-attackers-in-the-west/..

[4] Counter-Extremism Project. (2018, March 16). Vehicles as Weapons of Terror. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.counterextremism.com/vehicles-as-weapons-of-terror.

[5] Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2010, December 13). Terrorist Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-TerroristRamming.pdf.

[6] Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2010, December 13). Terrorist Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-TerroristRamming.pdf.

 

REFERENCES

 

Anderson, J. W. (2006, January 31). Cartoons of Prophet Met With Outrage. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/30/AR2006013001316.html.

 

Birnbaum, M., Booth, W., & Branigin, W. (2017, August 17). Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, killing 13; second, related attempt is thwarted. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/van-swerves-into-crowds-in-barcelonas-popular-las-ramblas-district/2017/08/17/01556ed2-8365-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.1965ad5dad7b.

 

Celona, L., Fenton, R., & Fears, D. (2017, November 01). Probers believe terror suspect made dry runs before NYC attack. Retrieved April 09, 2018, from https://nypost.com/2017/11/01/probers-call-terror-attack-suspects-nyc-visits-dry-runs.

 

Counter-Extremism Project. (2018, March 16). Vehicles as Weapons of Terror. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.counterextremism.com/vehicles-as-weapons-of-terror.

 

DOJ. (2008, September 30). Shareef Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Foiled Plot to Bomb Shopping Mall During Holiday Season. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2008/September/08-nsd-872.html.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2010, December 13). Terrorist Use of Vehicle Ramming Tactics. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-TerroristRamming.pdf.

 

Fernandez, M., Pérez-Peña, R., & Santos, F. (2015, May 04). Gunman in Texas Shooting Was F.B.I. Suspect in Jihad Inquiry. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/us/garland-texas-shooting-muhammad-cartoons.html.

 

GTF. (2017). Shaykh Mohamed Moussa, Ph.D. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.gtfeducation.org/faculty-staff/Moussa.cfm.

 

Helsel, P. (2016, August 4). Injured Man Dies Three Weeks After France Truck Attack, Bringing Toll to 85. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/france-truck-attack/injured-man-dies-three-weeks-after-france-truck-attack-bringing-n623231.

 

Jolly, B., Trayner, D., & Hickson, A. (2016, December 20). Lorry terror nut kills 12 and injures 50 by driving truck into crowd at Berlin Xmas market. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/571672/Berlin-Christmas-market-truck-crash-Germany-disaster.

 

Kosárová, D., & Ušiak, J. (2017). The role of identity in the contemporary global terrorist movement. Politické Vedy, (4), 113-133. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1980909120?accountid=136858

 

MEMRI. (2015). Brooklyn Imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri on Paris Terror Attacks: We Muslims Must Admit That We Are Time Bombs and We Hate Christians. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.memri.org/tv/brooklyn-imam-tareq-yousef-al-masri-paris-terror-attacks-we-muslims-must-admit-we-are-time-bombs.

 

MEMRI. (2018, February 2). NJ Imam Mohamed Moussa: We Have Started a Workshop Training U.S. Imams How to Avoid Incitement and Hate Speech. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.memri.org/tv/nj-imam-mohamed-moussa-workshop-training-american-imams-to-avoid-incitement/transcript.

 

Nowrasteh, A. (2016, September 13). Terrorism and immigration: A risk analysis. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/terrorism-immigration-risk-analysis.

 

O’Donoghue, R. (2018, April 07). Germany van HORROR: Truck rams crowds killing multiple people and injuring 30. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/694396/munster-truck-attack-terror-germany-crash-dead-injured.

 

Penketh, A., & Weaver, M. (2015, January 14). Charlie Hebdo poster burned in protest as Muslim leaders condemn cover. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/14/charlie-hebdo-poster-burned-muslim-protests.

 

Prokupecz, S., Levenson, E., & Gingras, B. (2017, November 06). Source: ISIS note found near truck used in Manhattan terror attack. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/31/us/new-york-shots-fired/index.html.

 

Smith, S. (2005, August 31). Four Accused Of L.A. Terror Plots. Retrieved April 08, 2018, from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/four-accused-of-la-terror-plots.

 

White, C. (2015, January 19). Deadly riots erupt in Islamic world over new Muhammad cartoons in Charlie Hebdo. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/19/islamic-riots-kill-as-charlie-hebdo-prophet-muhamm/.

 

Yayla, A. S. (2017, July 29). ISIS Tries to Activate Amateur Attackers in the West. Retrieved April 07, 2018, from https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2017/07/29/isis-tries-to-activate-amateur-attackers-in-the-west/.

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Minassian Not an Islamic Terrorist but an Incel Terrorist?

John R. Houk

© April 26, 2018

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Why are Jihadi Vehicle Attacks Growing?

 

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Robert Smith Thoughts


Robert Smith takes on the issue of forcing the Boy Scouts of America to abandon its Christian morality which followed by the issue racism afflicting both White Americans and African Americans. Both are great food for thought.

JRH 6/3/15

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Robert Smith Thoughts

Posted June 3, 2015

 

The Scout Oath

Robert G. Smith

Sent: 5/23/2015 7:28 PM

Updated: 5/26/2015 4:55 PM

In recent days the Director of The Boy Scouts of America, the former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, has determined that homosexuals must be allowed to become scouts.

As a former scout I know the oath that each scout must take on becoming a scout.

The oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to GOD and my country. To obey the scout laws. To help other people at all times. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and MORALLY STRAIGHT.

[Blog Editor: Apparently Gates is pursuing the long term Obama agenda of transforming America into an immoral Left Wing paradigm.]

Homosexuality is a perversion and committing of immoral acts that are condemned by the Christian and Jewish faiths.

It should not be allowed to taint an honorable institution like The Boy Scouts of America. This sort of advocacy and advancement for immoral lifestyles to be inserted into heretofore morally guided and largely Christian institutions and organizations must be stopped. It is tearing down the fabric of our society.

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Racism

Robert G. Smith

Sent: Mon 6/1/2015 11:37 PM

A belief that some races are by nature superior to others has been with us since the different races began to intermingle.

Prior to that it was tribalism. An example are the Native Americans. Until the white man landed in America they only had seen others of their own race but were constantly at war with other tribes.

Racism is for those with lesser intellects and those with a need to be superior to other human beings. You will find racists in every color, white, black, red, yellow, and brown. I am sure if there were striped and polka dot [people] there would be racists among them.

I have served in three wars, two of them as a combat infantryman and I have seen many wounded and dead of all colors. The thing I noticed most all of them [is that they] bleed the same color.

I have met many racists and most of them had several things in common, a lack of common sense and intelligence. They also had a sense of superiority and the need to prove it and the need to be right in all things at all times.

Here in our country the largest showing of racism is between the blacks and whites.

There are however many blacks and whites who are endeavoring to end the racial divide and to help the races live together in peace and harmony. There are also those, both black and white, who keep agitating each other causing racial turmoil.

I will first name some of those who are trying to end the strife between the races that will allow us to coexist in a peaceful and friendly manner.

Some who are working toward those goals to name a few – Allen West, Dr. Carol Swain, Deneen Borelli, David Webb, Kelly Wright, Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Niger Innis, A. B. Stoddard, Harris Faulkner, Sean Hannity, Ben Carson, Alveda King, Herman Cain, Sheriff David Clark, and the list goes on.

Some of those who are continually agitating and race baiting are, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, Eric Holder, Rahm Emanuel and sundry others that make a living from it.

And yes black lives matter as the lives of any other race. However if you put yourself in a confrontational [posture] with law enforcement officers you are putting yourself in danger.

We know there are racists in all positions of authority. These people must be confronted and eliminated from the organizations they represent. All Americans of all races must take a stand to eliminate where ever it exists. Then and only then will we have conquered the ugly existence of racism.

PSG [ret] R. G. Smith

Vampirism is Real – it is Called Islam


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My old friend with the pseudonym Dajjal wrote a fantastic comment at my NCCR blog to my post “Radical Islam Shaking & Moving U.S. Govt.” The comment does not really have any direct relation to Islamic infiltration in the U.S. government, BUT it goes a long way to showing the evil nature of Islam. AND Dajjal demonstrates how one of my points that Islam is untransformable due to the Muslim belief in the divine origin of the Quran and Mohammed’s prophethood.

 

Let me leave you with a thought before you read Dajjal’s comment (of which I am taking the editorial liberty to entitle): What does a hunter do with a wooden stake when stalking vampires?

 

JRH 3/13/14

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Vampirism is Real – it is Called Islam

 

By Dajjal

March 12, 2014 at 6:42 PM

 

If vampirism was real; vampires existed, bit people then drained their blood making them vampires, who would then victimize others, what would you want the government to do about them?

 

Would you tolerate the existence of vampires? Would you tolerate their being installed in positions of power in law enforcement & public safety services? Or would demand that they be staked?

 

The Qur’an, in Surah Al-Anfal 8.67, sets making “great slaughter” the price of Moe’s admission into Allah’s celestial bordello. Surah Muhammad, 47.4, commands Muslims to kill and wound “many of them” before holding prisoners for ransom. Those verses are clues for you: Islam is genocidal, irrevocably, by design, from its inception. Can you tolerate that?

 

Sahih Muslim 19.4294 describes Moe’s orders to his field commanders. He ordered them to fight those who disbelieve and make a holy war, demanding conversion to Islam. They were to invite converts to join the Jihad and warn them that they would not share in the spoils unless they share in the fighting. He ordered his army to wage war on those who refused to convert and rejected the demand for extortion payments.

 

Islam recruits by violent force and enlists the recruits to victimize others, just like vampirism. Can you tolerate it?

 

Surah Al-Ma’idah 5.3 informs Muslims that Allah has PERFECTED Islam. Can perfection be improved? Can perfection be reformed?? If genocidal conquest is perfect, how can it be eliminated as a sacrament of Islam???

 

Surah Al-An’am 6.115 informs us that “none can change his words”. Surah Al-Kahf 18.27 confirms the immutability of Allah’s words: the Qur’an. Surah Yunus 10.64 confirms the obvious. Surah Ar-Rum 30.30 tells us that Islam cannot be changed. Exactly what part of this is not clear to you? Islam is the perfected wart of Allah and cannot be reformed. It is immutable.

 

Surah Al-Anfal 8.39 commands Muslims to wage war against pagans until resistance ceases and only Allah is worshiped. Surah At-Taubah 9.29 commands Muslims to wage war against people with scriptural religions until they are subjugated and submit to annual demands for extortion. Both commands are without chronological or geographic limits. They are permanent in duration and global in scope.

 

Muslims are admonished in Surah At-Taubah -.38-39, that they will suffer a “painful torment” if they do not join the Jihad. Muslims are promised, in Surah At-Taubah 9.111 and Surah As-Saff 10-12 that he will admit them to his celestial bordello if they join the Jihad.

 

Jihad is the Muslim’s get out of Hell free card! If he does not play that card, he meets Allah with a defect: hypocrisy. (Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 4 #2763)

 

The minimum Jihad quota is once each year. If Jihad is not performed in a year when it was possible, all with knowledge of the imperative are sinners, liable to eternal damnation. (Reliance of the Traveller O9.1, Hedaya 2.140-141, The Book of Jihad pg. 18)

 

Muslims are commanded, in Surah Al-Anfal 8.57, to treat vanquished foe harshly so as to strike terror into those behind them. They are commanded in 8.60 to maximize the power of their army so as to terrify thereby prospective victims.

 

Muslims are promised, in Surah At-Taubah 9.120, that acts of terrorism will be rewarded with extra credit towards an upgrade in the celestial bordello.

 

Muslims are warned, in Surah Al-Baqarah 2.85, that they cannot select the parts of the Qur’an they like and reject the rest.

 

If the general populace was aware of the above listed fatal facts of Islam, they would be filling the streets, chanting curses and demanding the extinction of Islam. Libturds falsely equate extinction of Islam with the Shoah. Their tiny minds cannot comprehend the difference between innocent and guilty.

 

Vampirism is real: it is called Islam. Where is Dr. Von Helsing when we need him?

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Edited by John R. Houk

 

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No Reward For Illegals


 

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Justin O. Smith shares some wisdom on immigration – legal and illegal.

 

JRH 3/29/13

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No Reward For Illegals

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 3/28/2013 3:24 PM

 

From both sides of the political aisle, Republican and Democrat alike, Americans are being treated like second class citizens with the sole purpose in life to meet the needs of illegal aliens, “undocumented workers”, who have entered these United States illegally. We have already been forced to endure President Obama’s refusal to uphold current immigration law, as he moved forward and circumvented Congress with his “Dream Act”, which is suspect at best due to its reliance on the illegal immigrants’ word to establish when they first arrived in America; and, since January 2013 to the present, Americans are now once again hearing a host of politicians, especially the new breed of Republicans such as Senator Marco Rubio, joining the Washington establishment Old Guard Republicans, such as Speaker John Boehner, in a new move towards nothing less than a poorly disguised amnesty for these illegals!

Too many Americans are too willing to view a plan suggested by both Obama and Rubio as a viable fix for our illegal alien problem. This plan calls for the illegal aliens to come forward and apply for a provisional visa, apply for a green card after eight years, then apply for U.S. citizenship after five more years, they also pay fines and back taxes. And after passing a citizenship test they will become U.S. citizens.

Notice that this process takes 13 years total. These politicians have purposely planned this, because the Congressional Budget Office scores the effect of any bill on its cost over a ten year period, and these Republicans and Democrats do not want the American people to understand the enormous cost to the taxpayer that will be attached to giving citizenship to 30 million people at once, as these illegals will also be bringing along their extended family members.

This plan amounts to amnesty because and although these illegal immigrants will technically go to the back of the line; they will still be remaining here in the U.S., ahead of millions of immigration applicants who applied legally. These illegals will receive all the services and benefits the U.S. offers despite what the administration states to the contrary, including Obamacare, as they remain a drag rather than a boost to the U.S. economy; far too many of this current crop of illegals are poorly educated, unskilled or semi-skilled and on the low end of the earnings scale, and they end up with little choice other than applying for social services and welfare.

A 1930 State Department directive provided that: “If the consular officer believes that the applicant may probably be a public charge at any time, even during a considerable period subsequent to his arrival, he must refuse the visa”. And now, today, we see the Obama administration giving public service announcements inside Mexico that explain how to obtain welfare and food stamps in the U.S.!

Many ultra-liberals/leftists such as Kirsten Powers, Fox News analyst, assert that people used to just show up at Ellis Island and become U.S. citizens within hours, and this was the status quo until 1882; however, by 1917 immigration officials were screening out criminals, persons likely to become a public charge, radicals and illiterates, and this policy intensified during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 in Russia, due to fears of left-wing radicalism. By 1943 FDR was giving special consideration to Chinese immigrants, and by 1952 special provisions were given to refugees due to America’s failure to provide a significant haven for refugees from Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Powers and others fail to note that most of the U.S. immigration policy historically dealt only with legal immigration and all those trying to enter America legally, in conjunction with the American people’s later decisions that immigration did need to be controlled as our nation grew; very little focus was given to illegal immigration until the Eisenhower administration, except when General Black Jack Pershing was sent to control Mexican bandits along the border in the early 1900s.

Since January 2013 the U.S. Senate has been working on an immigration bill with a path to citizenship, which would also allow them to bring their relatives in the same manner of chain immigration provisions already existing in the 1965 Immigration Act. At the same time, Speaker John Boehner called their efforts “a big step in the right direction”, as he offered: “So I would think you’re likely to hear a lot more about immigration reform on the House side soon.”

Now, at a time when millions of Americans are still out of work or under-employed with 50 million on welfare, even Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) disappoints America by pandering to the Hispanic vote. He recently declared at CPAC that if the nation’s 30 million illegal immigrants (official lie states 11 million) want to work in America “then we will find a place for you.”

Although no limits have been placed on H2A farm visas, over half of the one million field workers are comprised of illegal immigrants. Without the visa some illegals are targets of abuse, but many of them prefer the freedom of movement afforded them by remaining illegal and not having to be tied to any one employer; while on the other hand, farmers get to pay lower wages and avoid a lengthy and costly process in order to acquire just one H2A worker. It is no wonder so many corporate dairy farms are springing up just miles from the Mexican border, as many privately owned dairies across the nation are being run out of business!

Confounding the issue, Republicans are now flailing about, as some of their more prominent members are suggesting that the 2012 election was lost largely due to the “unfriendly” immigration position of the Republican Party. If they accept this nonsense, then they may as well disband now and become Democrats. Hispanics believe in big government intruding into the lives of people and “helping”, as it taxes the wealthy heavily. And, although Hispanics are mostly social conservatives, the following illustrates that, by and large, two-thirds of this group will inevitably vote Democrat, regardless of any immigration amnesty granted by a Republican administration: Hispanic Vote- 1980 Jimmy Carter 56%, Ronald Reagan 35%/ 1984 Walter Mondale 61%, Ronald Reagan 37% (amnesty)/ 1988 Michael Dukakis 69%, George H.W. Bush 30%/ 1992 Bill Clinton 61%, George H.W. Bush 25%/ 1996 Bill Clinton 72%, Bob Dole 21%/ 2000 Al Gore 62%, George W. Bush 35% (proposed amnesty in 2004 and introduced a bill for amnesty January 2007 that was defeated)/ 2004 John Kerry 58%, George W. Bush 40%/ 2008 Barack Obama 67%, John McCain 31%/ 2012 Barack Obama 71%, Mitt Romney 27%.

Most Americans are not trying to keep any good, moral, law abiding immigrant out of our nation. By the very definition of “illegal”, these illegal aliens have disqualified themselves, as they protest in our streets demanding U.S. citizenship and constitutional rights that do not apply to them…And what nation except ours would even tolerate such insanity? Since most of the current influx of illegals is from our southern border, our borders must be secured before proceeding with any immigration reform in the House or the Senate.

Nothing good is certain to be found in this new amnesty approved by Obama, Democrats and a troubling number of Republicans. This is a compromise with the Devil and a president who has worked to destroy America’s culture by spending millions of dollars on “bilingual education” programs that discourage immigrants from learning English and American history… a president who has ordered amnesty for illegal aliens which has been rejected by both Congress and the American people more than eight times. Millions of new Democratic voters will be created overnight and foreign workers will cripple American workers’ job prospects and wreck the GOP’s future. To quote Ann Coulter at the recent CPAC: “If amnesty goes through, America becomes California, and no Republican will ever win another national election. The state that gave us Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan will never elect another Republican”. But more important and pertinent to this issue, Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) words strike to the heart of the matter: “There is no moral or legal responsibility to reward someone who entered the country illegally”…. Secure the borders… Identify the illegal immigrants and deport them!

 

By Justin O. Smith

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© Justin O. Smith

Edited by John R. Houk

Stand For Liberty


Rand Paul filibuster

Justin Smith utilizes Senator Rand Paul’s recent filibuster as the foundational starting point to write about the Obama Administration’s – with Attorney General Eric Holder as a reference – abuse of the U.S. Constitution.

 

JRH 3/15/13

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By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 3/14/2013 3:23 PM

 

In a fascinating and charismatic stand for Our U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Liberty for all Americans, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) demanded on March 6, 2013 that Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder specifically give clarification regarding the Obama administration’s policy on using unmanned armed aircraft (drones) overseas and on American soil. When Holder gave several ambiguous statements and circled any honest answer pertaining to provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, enacted by Executive Order on 12-31-12, allowing the president to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely and to kill Americans who are deemed terrorists or “enemy combatants,” Senator Paul vowed to block the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA until he received some satisfactory answers (Presidents have long used the word “privelege” in Article I Sec 9 as a tool to ignore habeas corpus). And thus ensued an amazing lesson in government and the U.S. Constitution, as Senator Paul delivered a thirteen hour filibuster!

Twelve other Republicans and one Democrat, Ron Wyden (Oregon) supported Paul during his 13 hour soliloquy, but the bulk of the Republican Party was notably and unfortunately missing in action during this intense, momentous and historic moment, which prompted Senator Paul’s observation, “If there were an ounce of courage in this body I would be joined by other senators… saying they will not tolerate this.” So, in stark contrast Senator Rand Paul struck a blow for all Americans and Liberty, as Republican-in-name-only Senator Lamar Alexander’s (R-TN) office would not divulge his whereabouts during the filibuster; and, RHINO Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who had dinner with Obama and eleven others during the filibuster, gushed like a teenage girl over the attention they received, as they were groomed to once more betray their constituency and the American people regarding upcoming financial matters.

Senators Graham (R-SC) and McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Senator Paul was doing “a disservice to Americans by making them think that somehow they’re in danger from their government.” As McCain added, “They’re not. But we are in danger from a dedicated longstanding, easily replaceable-leadership enemy that is hell bent on our destruction,” I thought that statement was fairly applicable to Obama and the Progressive Democrats as much as it was to Al Qaeda.

Remember that Holder has been undermining the U.S. legal system for a long time. The Holder Justice Department has prosecuted U.S. agents unfairly due to previously approved methods of interrogating terrorists, who have no standing under the U.S. Constitution (parallels “piracy”) or the Geneva Convention. Holder himself has represented Al Qaeda terrorists pro bono during his time with the law firm of Covington and Burling. He has unconstitutionally overseen the military trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Mohammed; now, he once again has conferred Constitutional rights on a terrorist/enemy combatant where none should exist and, in fact, do not exist in the case of Sulaiman Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and chief propagandist for Al Qaeda. And this is the man we are supposed to trust when he states that “no intention” exists to use drone strikes in America… the very same Eric Holder who ignored due process in the international child custody case of Elian Gonzalez.

Due process of the law has been integral to the American way since George Mason and others penned the Bill of Rights, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) pointedly stated, “The question of whether the United States government can kill a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil when that individual does not pose an imminent threat or grievous bodily harm is a fundamental issue of Liberty. It is an issue of enforcing the explicit language of Our Constitution.” It is within this context that all Americans must take pause and object to Holder’s reluctance and hesitancy to offer an unequivocal and certain, “No…the president does not have the authority to kill a U.S. citizen on American soil who is not engaged in combat,” as he eventually did on March 7, after a month and a half of pressure from Congress!

This controversy largely arose over the Obama refusal to allow Congress to see the legal opinions that authorize drone strikes, although regular reports have been made to the House and Senate Intelligence and Armed Forces Committees. The critical question centers on Congressional oversight of a covert war against suspected terrorists, as Obama has grabbed too much power and violated the U.S. Constitution in his so-called “efforts to keep the nation safe.”

Virginia E. Sloan, the president of the Constitution Project (civil liberties group/DC), stated in February, “We have this drone war, and the American public has no idea what the rules are, and Congress doesn’t know much more… speeches are absolutely no substitute for the actual memos in hand.”

Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said: “What Rand Paul had to say about drones absolutely fired up conspiracy theorists on the left as well as the right.” Setting aside conspiracies, a known fact represents reality; and, America’s reality is an Obama administration and Homeland Security who warned of the ranks of potential terrorists being filled by “right wing extremists” and “Christian conservatives.”

Attorney General Holder has not told us the criteria used to mark a person as an enemy combatant. He also did not back off his contention that the president has the authority to pursue military action inside the U.S. in extraordinary circumstances, which is currently and technically correct; however, this also requires numerous signatures from the other branches of government, and it still gives the impression of flying in the face of Posse Comitatus [NCCR Editor: Read HERE, HERE and HERE]. And it was this assertion that sparked Senator Paul’s filibuster, as he declared, “I have allowed the president to pick his appointees… But I will not sit quietly and let him shred the Constitution.”

One should also note that the U.S. has developed miniature drone listening devices that go unnoticed as they hover over areas, like something out of Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ or Orwell’s ‘1984’. That’s well and good if they’re hovering over a terrorist camp, but do we really want to use this in America? … Embrace Big Brother… And even if we do, shouldn’t we still demand the application of the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments?

Over the course of the filibuster several senators, such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, attempted to lessen the strain of the effort on Senator Paul by asking questions and speaking themselves. Cruz read passages from ‘Henry V’ and lines from the movie ‘Patton’. At one point, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), who struggles with a cane due to a stroke, delivered hot tea and an apple to Paul’s desk, but a doorkeeper removed them; not to be outdone, House Republican Louie Gohmert from Texas stood off to the side of the Senate floor in a show of support.

One person can make a difference when they stand up for a righteous cause, and no one should take any U.S. President’s word, especially this one’s, that his administration’s policy in any area remains consistent with our laws and systems of checks and balances, regardless of claims of “transparency”. By offering his resolution stating that the use of unmanned, armed aircraft on U.S. soil against American citizens violates the Constitution and delivering 13 hours of explanation and education, Senator Paul opened the eyes of many Americans, who want a better balance between protecting our security and protecting our Liberty; even CodePink called and thanked him “for standing up against abuses of power.” So, the next time you hear Senator Rand Paul, or anyone, ask “are you so afraid that you are willing to trade your freedom for security,” reply “No!”…and stand up for Liberty!

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

 

© Justin O. Smith

Police are not the Enemy – Police Brutality is the Enemy


Winged Angel Police Man

John R. Houk

© July 4, 2012

 

I am a huge supporter of law enforcement to such a degree that I understand the reason a cop can be upset after a perpetrator has shot at him/her. I can understand the anger built up after a long grueling chase in which police are trained not to shoot unless deadly force is used against them. There is undoubtedly going to be a little police retribution.

 

On the other hand there are cops that have a short fuse that use brutality even when an arrest is not warranted. Groups of cops can go way overboard in violence against perpetrators and perceived perpetrators who are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 

The mobile phone in this case is the best citizen defense against police brutality in cases of crossing the line on the brutality scale. There is a huge amount of lobbying from police departments to make it illegal for a private citizen to record police brutality in progress.

 

Check this out:

 

More and more people use their smartphones to record police misconduct. But laws against wiretapping are being used to intimidate and stop them.

 

 Over Memorial Day weekend this past May, residents of Miami Beach witnessed a horrific display of police brutality as 12 cops sprayed Raymond Herisse’s car with 100 bullets, killing him. The shooting provoked outrage in the surrounding community, not only because of the murder, but because of what the police did afterward.

 

Officers on the scene confiscated and smashed witnesses’ cell phones; later, when they were confronted by the media, the police denied trying to destroy videos of the incident.

 

But 35-year-old Narces Benoit removed his HTC EVO’s memory card and hid it in his mouth. He later sold the video to CNN, placing the police in the awkward position of explaining why they lied about allegations of cell phone destruction. More importantly, the video showed at least two officers pointing guns at Benoit, demanding that he stop filming.

 

Police brutality takes many forms around the country on a regular basis, particularly in poor and minority neighborhoods. Sometimes, the only method of accountability is a victim’s word (if they are still alive) against that of an officer. Unsurprisingly, the police officer’s version of the story is often adequate for a judge to dismiss allegations of wrongdoing, unless there is hard evidence of misconduct, such as a video or audio recording, which can be useful to unravel conflicting versions of police-citizen encounters.

 

Due to advancements in technology, the average citizen carries a digital camera in his or her pocket or purse, creating a potential army of amateur videographers on every street corner. A quick YouTube search of “police brutality” lists endless videos, often cell phone footage, of what appear to be police acting with unnecessary and violent force. Some of those videos have served a crucial role in bringing charges against brutality that may have gone unaddressed had it not been for bystanders recording. (READ THE REST: 15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops? How Eavesdropping Laws Are Taking Away Our Best Defense Against Police Brutality; by Rania Khalek; AlterNet; 7/27/11)

 

There is a Youtube video circulating that shows disturbing police brutality. This nearly 1 hour long video shows scene after scene of police brutality on a national scale. This is the kind of video that makes the police look like the enemy of citizens. I still don’t buy that! Nonetheless, when the police enter the police brutality realm citizens need to have proof for their own protection. After all most police automobiles have video rolling, citizens need that right as well.

 

No Police Brutality

 

NoGuff has sought my opinion on a video.

 

JRH 7/4/12

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A video I’d like your opinion on.

(WHY COPS FEAR-SHTF)

 

By NoGuff

Sent: 6/24/12

 

Hi. I watched this video about bad cops. Yes, it’s one-sided, as I’m sure most cops are good people and honest and have integrity (at least I hope so). This focuses on the bad ones, but it does seem that there are a lot, based on this video (the parts where people just ask for a form at the police station will demonstrate this).

I’d love to get your opinion on it. I’m a supporter of the police, but not 100% as I know there are bad apples. Plus the fact that most have said they will follow illegal orders when SHTF. Remember Katrina? Remember the Tea Party rallies where SWAT showed up in full riot gear? I mean some of this stuff (like the downtown park round-up you’ll see) really makes me question WTF we’re doing in this country, allowing the few in our communities to do these things to us without consequence. It really makes me question where our real freedom has gone.

“WHY COPS FEAR-SHTF”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVmGWLsn0iM


It’s long, about 58min, so give yourself a good time block to watch it. I’d love to get your opinion.

Thanks a lot,

-NG