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Is this the Day the Internet Dies? – National Review

When I wrote my recent articlefor NRO arguing that we must regulate Internet monopolies as public utilities, I had no idea how timely it would become. I submitted it to NR on Friday afternoon (The day before Charlottesville) with the plans to run it on Monday. The news out of Virginia kicked everything back a bit and it ended up running on Tuesday. By Tuesday night, perhaps coincidentally, Tucker Carlson was making the same argumenton his popular TV show.

A bit later in the week, the big Internet companies began undertakingan orgy of censorship far beyond that even described in my articlekicking dozens of sites from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, PayPal, and numerous hosting providers.

Ive been on the web for a long timeWhen I started using the web, there were about one hundred web sites in the entire world. Even in those early days, the Internets greatest strength has always been freedomIts a place you can promote, great ideas, terrible ideas, silly ideas, or just display your collection of thousands of vintage beer cans to the world. But right now that freedom is under threat like never before.

Lets be clear, I am sure most of the people who are getting kicked off of various platforms are bad, bad guys. But in America, we even let the bad guys speakand we counter their bad speech with better speech.

Of course,I understand people get offended at the hate speech such as we heard at the Charlottesville rally: Separation. We dont want to integrate with these people. Were tired of being with them. We want to be with ourselves in a land of our own under the guidance of God.

Oh no wait, that wasnt the Charlottesville rally, that was posted by Louis Farrakhan on his Facebook Page the day after Charlottesville. Two days later he posted a picture of himself with Carlos Santana. Should Amazon stop selling Carlos Santanas racist music? Will Facebook not take down this Santanas hateful pages? One laughs at the thought of it thats the power of liberal privilege.

Contrast the free hand given to left-wing offensive speech to the strict controls put on right-wing speech. As just one of many examples, Gab a free-speech social network that has grown rapidly to almost a quarter million users since its public launch just a few months ago, was just yesterday kicked off the Android app store (it has already been repeatedly denied at Apple) for hate speech. To be clear, not all the voices on Gab are mellifluous, they have accepted a number of folks, often from the far right who have been banned from other social networks (though this is a small portion of Gabs user base)

But Gab is content neutral, describing itself in a recent successful crowdfunding campaign as an ad-free social network for creators who believe in free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online. Gab stands for bringing folks together of all races, religions, and creeds who share in the common ideals of Western values, individual liberty, and the free exchange of ideas. WowI mean, that sounds like literally Hitler. If Google and Apple are banning Gab, mainstream conservatives are crazy to think they are safe.

Ironically one of the Internets worst sites provides one of the best examples of the dangers of our current moment. Daily Stormer, a vile Neo-Nazi site, was kicked off the Internet entirely this week when numerous infrastructure entities refused to host it and when finally CloudFlare, which prevented the web site from being attacked by hackers, refused to proxy for it or protect it anymore. Daily Stormer is as racist and anti-Semitic as anything Ive ever seen on the Internet. But they also had, prominently placed on the front of their site, a statement disclaiming violence and indicating that anyone threatening violence anywhere on their site would be banned. If being vile is grounds for not being able to speak, the Internet would be a much smaller place. There need to be both strong protections for free speech, and as CloudFlares CEO noted for due process.

The decision of CloudFlare to ban Daily Stormer explained in a private company email and then subsequently largely reproduced in a public blogpost. is actually remarkable for its honesty. Mathew Prince, Cloudflares CEO, wrote that

Let me be clear that this was an arbitrary decision. . . I woke up in a bad mood and decided to kick them off the Internet. . . It was a decision I could make because Im the CEO of a major Internet infrastructure company. No one should have that power.

According to Prince one of his employees, understanding the full import the banning, asked him: Is this the day the Internet dies?

I dont know. But I do know that the threats to free expression, particularly from the right, on the Internet have never been greater Conservatives, and more importantly, Republicans in Congress, need to speak up and put a stop to the censoring, speech-stifling madness of the Silicon Valley mafia. If we dont stand up, even for speakers we loathe, the leftists will just increase their demands for censorship until they come to our own doorstep. If you think people who want to blow up Mount Rushmore and demolish the Jefferson Memorial are going to be happy just going after going after neo-Nazis, then Ive got some land on the National Mall Id love to sell you. I think there may be some prime-location building space there soon.

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Will American Jews Become Marginalized? – Algemeiner

US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. Photo: The White House.

The chaos enveloping American Jewry since the election of President Donald Trumpwhich many predicted would be merely a passing phenomenonhas, in fact, increased exponentially over the past few months. It is concurrent with the turmoil prevailing at all levels inside the new administration.

However, it is precisely at such a turbulent timewhen the leadership of American Jewry should assume a stabilizing rolethat American Jewish leadersseem to be losing control.

Many Jewish leaders concentrate more on vilifying Trump than securing and promoting their communal interests. They unashamedly abuse their Jewish institutional roles to promote far-left and liberal agendas, even labeling their opponents as antisemites to achieve their goals.

That is not to deny that there has always been a segment of American society thatwas fiercely racist and antisemitic. The shocking displays of hatred and the violence emanating from the recent national gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville testify to this. And while there was violence from the Antifa far-left elements, it is indisputable that the violence emanated from vile racists carrying Nazi flags.

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Vice President Mike Pence denounced the white supremacists and racists but, to his discredit, Trumps initial response was only to condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of bigotry, hatred and violence on many sides. Without explicitly condemning the white supremacists, he was perceived as applying moral equivalence to both sides, which most Americans and Jews of all political persuasions would consider outrageous. It was only two days later that Trump belatedly, explicitly denounced the racist hate groups such as white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKK as criminals and thugs who are repugnant to everything we hold dear.

The threats from the radical right must not be tolerated. Yet despite the massive exposure they received, these fascist and racist groups represent a minute segment of society and their influence is marginal when compared to the leftist antisemites. The latter, who are vastly understated, promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel and have tried to transformcampuses into anti-Israel and antisemitic platforms.

Moreover, there are Jewish community leaders who have allied themselves with far-left campaigns headed by vicious anti-Israel elements, arguing that anti-Israel agitators should not be excluded as partners in broader campaigns for social justice. There are also calls for BDS proponents and anti-Israel Jewish groups to be included in the big tent.

The worst organizational offender in this area is the Anti-Defamation League, which lost its credibility after Jonathan Greenblatt, a former aide to President Barack Obama, became CEO and used the organization to promote his liberal agenda. He is supported by leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements, who uninhibitedly pursue partisan positions, as though their followers were all anti-Trump zealots. Their toleration of leftist, anti-Israel agitators is frequently accompanied by public criticism of Israeli policies.

Although the racist demonstration in Charlottesville is evidence that there are threats from the right, the ADL focusesalmost exclusively on right-wing extremists, conveying the impression that antisemitism primarily emanates from these quarters. The ADL even refused to break with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite the rabidly anti-Israel clauses in some of its platforms; the ADL allegesthat the offending clauses were inserted by a small minority of Black Lives Matter supporters.

The ADL also blamed Trumps immigration policies and indifference to racists for the surge of bomb threats against Jewish institutions. Yet when it was revealedthat the threats originated from aliberaland a mentally unstable Israeli, the ADL did not rescind its accusations. It continuously understates and fails to protest the growing numbers of anti-Israel elements who now thrive within the left-wing ranks of the Democratic Party, and are dominant on many campuses.

An extreme example of this antisemitism was the case of American imam, Ammar Shahin, who, in a sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Davis in California on July 21, called for the annihilation of the Jewish people and the liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews. He described Jews as wicked and said, O Allah, destroy them and do not spare their young or elderly. O Allah, turn Jerusalem and Palestine into a graveyard for Jews. He has made similar outrageous remarks on other occasions.

After the media quoted him, there were cries of outrage and calls for his dismissal. Under pressure, the imam conceded, I said things that were hurtful to Jews. This was unacceptable. I am deeply sorry for the pain inflicted. The last thing that I would do is intentionally hurt anyone, Muslim, Jewish or otherwise. It is not in my heart. The imam, however, did not retract his obscene remarks.

The ADL, which has been calling conservatives antisemites, failed to call for the ouster of the imam or call on the authorities to prosecute him for inciting violence. Instead, an ADL spokesman welcomed the apology, expressing the hope that the imam will continue to learn from others about why his words were so dangerous. Such a response from an organization whose raison detre is to lead the struggle against antisemitism was utterly pathetic and even contemptable.

There are many similar examples of acceptance of progressive anti-Zionists and antisemites, such as the praise that someliberal Jews have heaped on Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American head of the anti-Trump Womens March, who publicly embraced convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh.

Sectors of the Jewish media also contribute to this atmosphere. The most extreme example was a recent article published in the left-leaning Forward by editorial columnist Steven Davidson. Davidson listed 19 people who he thought Jews should worry more about than Sarsour. Aside from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas who are listed toward the end of the articleall the others except one are Nazis or racists or right-wingers whom Davidson dislikes, such as Trumps strategist Steve Bannon. Leftist antisemites were given a pass. But what makes this article scandalous is that the sixth person listed is Morton Klein, head of the Zionist Organization of America. Unbelievably, Klein is included with Islamist terrorists, Louis Farrakhan, David Duke and other antisemites.

Whether one agrees or disagrees with Klein, he is a dedicated Zionist whose parents were Holocaust survivors. In my view, he was only included in this list because he is a strong opponent of far-left and liberal causes. His organization was a charter member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and he is highly respected in Israel. To bracket this man with Nazis is obscene and should never have been published in a Jewish media outlet that purports to be mainstream. But other than Alan Dershowitz, who rightly described the article as the most despicable ever in Jewish media, there was a curtain of silence from most Jewish leaders.

The editor, who, to the best of my knowledge, has yet to issue an apology for publishing this outrageous article, should either resign or be dismissed.

The tension between Israel and large segments of American Jewry was compounded when, to retain his government, Netanyahu capitulated to haredi extremist extortion and rescinded the deal with the non-Orthodox regarding their right to allow mixed services at a designated area at the Western Wall.

While this is grounds for outrage by the non-Orthodox, prayer at the Western Wall has until now only attracted marginal numbers of progressives; this issue has been blown totally out of proportion.

It is surely not surprising that, in this environment, access to the USadministration by Jewish leaders is lower than it has been in more than 50 years.

The Jewish community must take stock or it will lose all influence with the currentgovernment. The Trump administration appears divided over Israel, with the State Department resurrecting the Obama approach of appeasing the Arabs and applying moral equivalence to Israelis defending themselves and Palestinians engaging in incitement and terror. The Jewish leadership could have a positive influence in this area if it displayed political neutrality.

Currently Israel enjoys more support from Christian evangelicals than from Jews.American Jewish leaders should wake up now before it is too late, and their once influential community becomes marginalized.

Isi Leiblers website can be viewed at www.wordfromjerusalem.com.

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Chicago Pastor Calls on Rahm Emanuel to Remove George Washington Monument – People’s Pundit Daily

A monument to General George Washington, the nations most prominent founding father, in Washington Park in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: AP)

Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump was ridiculed for suggesting it would happen, calls to remove monuments to George Washington have begun.

Bishop James Dukes, pastor of the Liberation Christian Center, has asked Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove the names of presidents who owned slaves and the bronze statue of George Washington on horseback. The Washington monument stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, located at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.

Mr. Dukes told CBS Chicago Gen. Washington might be the nations first president and the leader of the Revolutionary Army, but hes no hero to the black community.

Theres no way plausible that we would even think that they would erect a Malcolm X statue in Mount Greenwood, Lincoln Park, or any of that. Not that say Malcolm X was a bad guy; they just would not go for it, he said. Native Americans would not even think about putting up a Custer statue, because of the atrocities that he plagued upon Native Americans. And for them to say to us just accept it is actually insulting.

On his Facebook page, he pitches names that are far more controversial, which CBS Chicago failed to mention.

Do you really believe they would let me go into Lincoln Park and have a statue of Louis Farrakhan,Jesse Jackson [sic] or Huey P Newton, he wrote on Facebook. The answer is a resounding NO!!!

Mr. Farrakhan is a bigoted, anti-semitic racist. His black supremacist remarks have been well-document by hate-watch group such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). During Part 2 of his 2015 Saviours Day keynote address at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Mr. Farrakhan said Israel and Jews orchestrated the 9/11 attacks, claiming Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks.

He also said Jews were warned ahead of time not to come to work that day.

While Mayor Emanuel did not immediately respond to requests for comment, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman did note that the city has a formal process for renaming parks. It permits anyone to submit a request to the superintendent and the Park District board may vote on any such request after a 45-day public comment period.

On Monday, Reverend Al Sharpton suggested and supported the removal of the monument to Thomas Jefferson in Washington D.C. Rev. Sharpton has also made numerous racist and anti-gay remarks, including during a speech at Kean College in New Jersey.

Well off [kill] them, he urged the crowd. Plenty of crackers running around here. Aint nobody gonna come at you and knock the gun out your hand.

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Candidly Speaking: Accelerating chaos within the American Jewish community – The Jerusalem Post mobile website

The chaos enveloping American Jewry since the election of President Donald Trump which many predicted would be merely a passing phenomenon has in fact increased exponentially over the past few months. It is concurrent with the turmoil prevailing at all levels inside the new administration.

At precisely such a turbulent time in which the leadership of American Jewry should assume a stabilizing role, it seems to be losing control.

Many Jewish leaders concentrate more on vilifying Trump than securing and promoting their communal interests. They unashamedly abuse their Jewish institutional roles to promote far-left and liberal agendas, even labeling their opponents antisemites to achieve their goals.

That is not to deny that there has always been a segment of American society which was fiercely racist and antisemitic. The shocking displays of hatred and the violence emanating from the recent national gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia testify to this. And while there was violence from the Antifa far-left elements, it is indisputable that the violence emanated from vile racists carrying Nazi flags.

Vice President Mike Pence denounced the white supremacists and racists but, to his discredit, Trumps initial response was only to condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of bigotry, hatred and violence, on many sides. Without explicitly condemning the white supremacists, he was perceived as applying moral equivalence to both sides, which most Americans and Jews of all political persuasions would consider outrageous. It was only two days later that Trump belatedly explicitly denounced the racist hate groups such as white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK as criminals and thugs repugnant to everything we hold dear.

The threats from the radical Right must not be tolerated. Yet despite the massive exposure they received, these fascist and racist groups represent a minute segment of society and their influence is marginal when compared to the leftist antisemites.

The latter, who are vastly understated, promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement and have transformed campuses into anti-Israel and antisemitic platforms.

Moreover, there are Jewish community leaders who have allied themselves with far-left campaigns headed by vicious anti-Israel elements, arguing that anti-Israel agitators should not be excluded as partners in broader campaigns for social justice. There are also calls for BDS proponents and anti-Israel Jewish groups to be included in the big tent.

The worst organizational offender in this area is the Anti-Defamation League, which lost its credibility after Jonathan Greenblatt, a former aide to president Barack Obama, became CEO and used the organization to promote his liberal agenda. He is supported by leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements who uninhibitedly pursue partisan positions, as though their followers were all anti- Trump zealots. Their toleration of leftist anti-Israel agitators is frequently accompanied by public criticism of Israeli policies.

Although the racist demonstration in Charlottesville is evidence that there are threats from the Right, the ADL concentrates almost exclusively on right-wing extremists, conveying the impression that antisemitism primarily emanates from these quarters. The ADL even refused to break with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite the rabidly anti-Israel clauses in its objectives, alleging that the offending clauses were inserted by a small minority.

The ADL also blamed Trumps immigration policies and indifference to racists for the surge of bomb threats against Jewish institutions. Yet when it transpired that the threats originated from an American leftist and a mentally unstable Israeli, the ADL did not rescind its accusations. It continuously understates and fails to protest the growing numbers of anti-Israel elements who now thrive within the left-wing ranks of the Democratic Party and are dominant on many campuses.

An extreme example of antisemitism clearly not emanating from the white-supremacist Right was the case of American imam Ammar Shahin, who in a sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Davis in California on July 21 called for the annihilation of the Jewish People and the liberation of al-Aksa mosque from the filth of the Jews. He described Jews as wicked and said, O Allah, destroy them and do not spare their young or elderly. …O Allah, turn Jerusalem and Palestine into a graveyard for Jews. He made similar outrageous remarks on other occasions.

After the media quoted him, there were cries of outrage and calls for his dismissal. Under pressure, the imam conceded, I said things that were hurtful to Jews. This was unacceptable. …I am deeply sorry for the pain inflicted. The last thing that I would do is intentionally hurt anyone, Muslim, Jewish or otherwise. It is not in my heart. The imam, however, did not retract his obscene remarks.

The ADL, which has been smearing conservatives as antisemites, failed to call for the ouster of the imam or call on the authorities to prosecute him for inciting violence. Instead, an ADL spokesman welcomed the apology, expressing the hope that the imam will continue to learn from others about why his words were so dangerous. Such a response from an organization whose raison detre is to lead the struggle against antisemitism was utterly pathetic and even contemptible.

There are many similar examples of acceptance of progressive anti-Zionists and antisemites, such as the praise that many liberal Jews have heaped on Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American head of the anti-Trump Womens March and who publicly embraced convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh, and the petition by over 200 progressive rabbis who had the chutzpah to condemn Israel for denying entry to open supporters of BDS.

Sectors of the Jewish media also contribute to this atmosphere. The most extreme example was a recent article published in the left-leaning Forward by editorial columnist Steven Davidson. Davidson listed 19 people he thought Jews should worry more about than Sarsour. Aside from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, who are listed toward the end of the article, all the others except one are Nazis or racists or right-wingers whom Davidson dislikes, such as Trumps strategist Steve Bannon. Leftist antisemites are given a pass. But what makes this article scandalous is that the sixth person listed is Morton Klein, head of the Zionist Organization of America. Unbelievably, Klein is included with Islamist terrorists, Louis Farrakhan, David Duke and other antisemites.

Whether one agrees or disagrees with Klein, he is a dedicated Zionist whose parents were Holocaust survivors.

He was only included in this list because he is a strong opponent of far-left and liberal causes. His organization was a charter member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and he is highly respected in Israel. To bracket this man with Nazis is obscene and should never have been published in a Jewish media outlet that purports to be mainstream. But other than Alan Dershowitz, who rightly described the article as the most despicable ever in Jewish media, there was a deafening silence from most Jewish leaders.

The editor, who, to the best of my knowledge, has yet to issue an apology for publishing this outrageous article, should either resign or be dismissed.

The tension between Israel and large segments of American Jewry was compounded when, to retain his government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu capitulated to ultra-Orthodox extremist extortion and rescinded the deal with the non-Orthodox regarding their right to allow mixed services at a designated area at the Western Wall.

While this is grounds for outrage by the non-Orthodox, prayer at the Western Wall has until now only attracted marginal numbers of progressives and this issue has been blown totally out of proportion.

The threats to boycott and divert funds from Israel are symptomatic of the erosion of support for the Jewish state.

It is surely not surprising that, in this environment, access to the US administration among Jewish leaders is lower than it has been in over 50 years.

The Jewish community must take stock or it will lose all influence on government. The Trump administration appears divided over Israel, with the State Department resurrecting the Obama approach of appeasing the Arabs and applying moral equivalence to Israelis defending themselves and Palestinians engaging in incitement and terrorism. The Jewish leadership could have a positive influence in this area if it displayed political neutrality.

Currently Israel enjoys more support from Christian Evangelicals than from American Jews.

American Jewish leaders should wake up now before it is too late and their once influential community becomes marginalized.

Isi Leiblers website can be viewed at www.wordfromjerusalem.com. He may be contacted at [emailprotected]

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The disturbing thread of white nationalism woven into the NRA’s … – ThinkProgress

One of the most chilling moments during the past weekend of violence in Charlottesville came after much of the protest had ended and state officials were trying to take stock of what just happened. In an interview with the New York Times, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) defended the sometimes anemic response of state and local police, claiming that the officers were simply outgunned.

A line of assault rifle-carrying militia members, some of them sporting Confederate flags over their military fatigues, had better equipment than our State Police had, McAuliffe said. Its easy to criticize, but I can tell you this, 80 percent of the people here had semiautomatic weapons, he said, adding that if you saw the militia walking down the street, you would have thought they were an army.

The German scholar Max Weber once defined a state as a human community that (successfully) claims the monopolyof the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory. Under this definition, Virginias status as a state briefly seemed to break down over the weekend.

Militia leaderChristian Yingling told the Washington Post that the militia was not in Charlottesville to align with the white supremacists, but rather to help people exercise their First Amendment rights.

Regardless of Yinglings intentions, however, some militiamen openly displayed white supremacist iconography and the situation quickly became a volatile mess. Police feared a firefight with a heavily armed force. Crowds divided between enraged white supremacists, peaceful counter-protesters, violent left-wingers, and some heavily armed individuals who seemed to openly proclaim their allegiance to the Confederacy.

But it was the sort of chaos anyone who has paid attention to language of Second Amendment advocates and gun rights groups should have seen coming. The notion that Weber is wrong that a state should not be able to claim a monopoly on legitimate force has long been a central prong of the gun rights movement.

Instead, gun rights proponents argue, firearms are a necessary tool to challenge the states tyrannical use of force. The Second Amendment, Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-TX) claimed in 2015, is the ultimate check against governmental tyranny. The NRA sells t-shirts featuring a gun-toting eagle over the slogan because you cant fist fight tyranny. The so-called Bundy militia, a group of armed men who seized a federal wildlife refuge in 2016, also claimed they were there to stop government tyranny.

And particularly since the election of Donald Trump, another, even more disturbing thread has woven its way into the NRAs rhetoric. The nations largest gun lobby, which has long seen itself in opposition to an oppressive government, now speaks as if we stand on the cusp of a race war.

The NRA touts expansive gun rights for white Americans, while, in at least one high-profile case, suggesting that African Americans who commit minor gun offenses should be summarily executed.

ConsiderPhilando Castile, an African American man who was issued a gun permit in 2015and who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer the next year. As a transcript of the traffic stop that led to his death reveals, Castile informed the officer that he was carrying a firearm right after he was asked to produce his license and registration then, almost immediately, the cop accuses Castile of trying to reach for the gun. The shots begin as both Castile and his girlfriend protest that hes not reaching for the gun.

Castile, in other words, should have been the darling of the gun rights community a man lawfully permitted to carry a firearm who was apparently gunned down by an oppressive state shortly after he tried to do the responsible thing and inform the officer that he had a gun. Instead, here is how NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch reacted to a Twitter user who questioned the NRAs reluctance to defend Castile.

Police did indeed find a small bag of marijuana in Castiles car after the man was fatally wounded. But it should go without saying that the penalty for possessing a firearm and marijuana simultaneously is not death. Given the circumstances of the Castile shooting, it is hard to escape the impression that the only controlled substance that contributed to Castiles death was melanin.

Through its media outlet NRATV, the nations leading gun group promotes racist hosts and spreads fear that movements like Black Lives Matter present a physical threat to white people. NRATV personalities portray people of color generally and African Americans in particular as dangerous individuals who cant stop killing each other and who will make this violence spill over into white neighborhoods.

After the New York Times reported that some 30 people are victims of gun homicides every day in America, future NRATV host Grant Stinchfield said that we should blame minorities killing each other not law abiding conservatives.

When a Boston Globe piece argued that more guns will likely lead in more people of color being killed, the NRAs sole African American host, Colion Noir, likened the piece to a negro pity party. (Noirs given name isCollins Idehen. His chosen last name, Noir, is the French word for black.)

Blacks commit murder at 11 times the rate of whites alone, NRATV host Bill Whittle claimed on his show.

Two days after Donald Trump took the oath of office, Chuck Holton, who co-hosts an NRATV show with disgraced Iran Contra figure Oliver North, celebratedby suggesting that having a black man in the White House defiled the nation.

The notion that violent, armed criminals will come for you and your family if you are not armed is a longstanding theme of the NRAs rhetoric. Witness, for example, a 2013 NRA ad claiming that law-abiding average people need high-capacity magazines to defend against the madmen, drug cartels and home-invading killers. Or an NRATV interview last May featuring, of all people, the male model Fabio who claimed that California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) will soon release a wave of pedophiles, child molester [sic] and rapists upon the people of his state.

Now, in the age of Trump, the NRAs propaganda often casts Black Lives Matter in the role of the dangerous external threat that must be resisted with armed force.

In a July video, for example, Stinchfield and Holton claim that white families are being tortured and killed almost every day in racist violence in South Africa andargue that the same thing could happen here in the United States. They warn of the parallels between whats happening in South Africa and the blatant racism and violence were seeing from people like the Black Lives Matter crowd.

South Africa, a nation where white supremacist rule was displaced not too long ago, is kind of a warning for what could happen in the United States, they continue, if America is taken in by this racial hatred that is being forced on the American culture by the Black Lives Matter crowd.

According to the NRA, anti-Trump mass movements are directed by dangerous black men pulling puppet strings behind the scenes.

Last April, Dana Loesch cut a recruitment video for the NRA that featured her speaking over dramatic music, violent imagery, and footage of political protests. Media, schools, movie stars and singers and award shows and an unnamed ex-president are all joined in a effort to make them march, make them protest, make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia and smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law abiding, according to Loeschs NRA video.

The only way we stop this, she concludes, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.

The video is jarring. It comes about as close as it possibly can to directly asking NRA members to incite a civil war or, at least, a violent uprising against liberals without explicitly calling for such action. It was widely denounced, including in an a video released by Los Angeles Black Lives Matter activists that called upon the NRA to remove their dangerous propaganda videos narrated by conservative radio hosts Dana Loesch and Grant Stinchfield.

But after the backlash inspired by this video, Loesch didnt just double down. She cut a new video alleging some vague connection among leftist media, the January 21st Womens March, Black Lives Matter, and the violent agenda of the men behind these womens march organizers.

The plot line of Loeschs follow-up video, entitled Farrakhans Anarchist Angels, is hard to follow. It criticizes the media, Black Lives Matter, andthree womens march organizers all women of color for accusing Loesch and the NRA of bigotry and hatred. Then, it morphs into a vague accusation that some of the NRAs enemies are taking direction from Islamic extremistSiraj Wahhaj, race riot inciter Al Sharpton, and Louis Farrakhan, a religious terrorist whose highlight reel of bigoted beliefs includes Hitler was a very great man.’ Wahhaj, Sharpton, and Farrakhan are all African American men.

NRATV weaves together longstanding gun rights themes such as the threat presented by Democrats or an oppressive government with warnings of dangerous criminals and very clear efforts to give that danger a black face.

Loeschs clenched fist of truth video walks right up to the line of calling for explicit violence against liberals without ever actually crossing it.Stinchfield and Holton assert that Black Lives Matter is bringing America on a path toward a South African dystopia, but never quite connect the dots to explain how. And in writing this piece, I spent the better part of an hour watching and rewatching Loeschs Farrakhans Anarchist Angels video, trying to figure out how, exactly, to summarize the connections it draws between the NRAs enemies and Louis Farrakhan eventually, I just threw up my hands and wrote that the video is hard to follow.

The theme that emerges here: The NRA does not so much make racist arguments as it creates an overall racist atmosphere.

NRATV materials dancejust one inch inside the fence of plausible deniability. They seek to leave you enraged that scary black men are directing the anti-Trump resistance and they bolster that rage with violent images and the NRAs core focus on guns yet they also leave you unable to explain what, exactly, you are angry at. Its the kind of propaganda that skips the brain and goes for the gut.

Yet while it is often difficult to make logical sense of the NRAs arguments, it is easy to process them emotionally. Donald Trump is good. Democrats are bad. Gun control is bad. Black Lives Matter is bad. NRA members are in danger. And only guns can save them.

The world described by NRATV, in other words, looks very much like the world white nationalists in Charlottesville must have imagined when they marched through the streets chanting you will not replace us. It is a world where conservative America is fading and weak. Where barbarians lurk just beyond the gate. And where the only tactic you have left may be violence.

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Hate Groups In New Jersey: Map Shows Active Racist Organizations, Group Says – Patch.com

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Why does Keith Ellison think NK’s Kim is a better leader than Trump? – Canada Free Press

Keith Ellison’s judgement is clearly tainted

Last week, on a panel at the Netroots Nation conference, Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said, North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy [Trump] making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, hes acting more responsible than this guy is.

Soon after realizing the potential political problem he had created, Ellison retracted his comments for the TV news cameras.

What does this tell us? Ellison, who is also deputy chairman of the Democratic Party, has spoken. In a competition between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a U.S. congressman who is also the deputy leader of his political party finds his own president to be the more irresponsible leader.

Think about this for a moment.

Kim Jong-un is the brutal, blood-soaked dictator of a Communist nation, who keeps millions of his own people in what can accurately be referred to as concentration camps, where sometimes the inmates subsist on grass. Kim has executed more than one member of his own family, including his uncle by marriage, whom he reportedly watched be stripped naked, thrown into a cage and torn apart by 120 starving dogs. Although his nation is desperately poor, Kim has continued his fathers programs for the development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, an incredibly expensive and complicated proposition. He is also sharing the fruits of these programs with the Islamic Republic of Iran, a nation run by fanatical Shia Muslim clerics who believe that their messianic times have arrived, and that they can hasten the final messianic process by engaging in (possibly nuclear) war with their enemies, including the United States.

After a ballistic missile test in July, Kim personally taunted the U.S. by saying the American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the July 4 anniversary but we should send them gifts once in a while to help break their boredom. The North Korean leader, also claimed the missile looked as handsome as a good-looking boy, and said the country would not negotiate with the United States to give up its weapons program until the U.S. abandoned its hostile policy against the DPRK.

Meanwhile, in response to such threats, President Trump said he would unleash fire and fury like the world has never seen on North Korea, then claimed his threat may not have been tough enough, and then warned North Korea that U.S. military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.

This is the relevant comparison here, which Keith Ellison believes points to Kim Jong-un being a more responsible leader than Donald Trump.

Ellisons statement calls into question his own judgment, more than anything else.

And this is not the first time Ellison has shown questionable judgement. Ellison started off his career in public service as a member of the Nation of Islam (NOI), and as a follower of its leader Louis Farrakhan. The NOI and Farrakhan are well-known for their anti-white racism and their anti-Semitism, yet Ellison has claimed that, during about a decade during the 1990s he never realized that the NOI and Farrakhan were problematic. This is contradicted by his former associates in the NOI.

Not only was Ellison a member or an associate of the NOI and Farrakhan, but he actually served for several years as the Minnesota groups chief of protocol, acting as a liaison between the local leader and members of the community. He was regarded as a trusted member of the inner circle.

At best, in Ellisons judgment, Louis Farrakhan and his NOI were a useful affiliation during his Ellisons twenties and thirties. At worst, Ellison actually believed (and possibly still believes) the bigoted opinions of the NOI. But either way, the mans judgement is clearly tainted, and nothing he says about the current crisis involving North Korea should be taken seriously. Least of all his partisan insults towards President Donald Trump.

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Trump was right to blame ‘many sides’ – WND.com – WND.com

I want to say at the outset: As a young boy, my heroes included Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and the Temptations. I am not a racist, and indeed I cherish among my many friends Alan Keyes, Larry Elder and Armstrong Williams, all African-American conservatives who, like me, believe that all of us in the words of our Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson, who hailed from Charlottesville, Virginia, and his nearby estate at Monticello are equal under God. And, as a Jewish Christian, I have a personal stake in making sure that the Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who perpetrated the heinous deadly car attack in Virginia this last weekend go severely punished, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions correctly pledged just Monday.

But I am troubled about the continuing hypocrisy and dual standard of justice in the nation as a whole. In addition to Neo-Nazis and white supremacists in attendance and who engaged in violence at the pro-Confederacy rally, also present were counter-revolutionaries from Antifa, a radical leftist hate group, and of course Black Lives Matter, by and large a black vigilante group, to name just a few. These hate-filled agitators also participated in the violence that predictably erupted.

Antifa is the equivalent of the KKK of the left, funded by none other than that radical leftist billionaire George Soros. The groups protesters were largely responsible for the violence and physical attacks at Berkeley earlier this year. And, Black Lives Matter (BLM), along the Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, were, in my opinion, directly responsible for intentionally inciting the violence that led to the deaths of five policemen and the critical wounding of seven other cops, in Dallas Texas over a year ago. Indeed, Freedom Watch and I have filed lawsuits over these vicious attacks, and one of those suits against BLM, Farrakhan and Sharpton was brought by another heroic African-American, Demetrick Pennie, a Dallas Police Department sergeant (and now my close friend), who was assaulted as his law enforcement brothers fell to racist violence against cops and whites in general.

So when President Donald Trump called out hatred and racist violence from many sides over the weekend, he was right to do so. The source of this violence from many quarters, stoked by the politically correct and insensitive decision of the leftist mayor or Charlottesville to remove the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, a hero to many Southerners, and to rename the park where it stood Emancipation Park which was like trampling on the graves of those who died for Dixie is manifest. This is quite apart from what we all can agree was the abhorrent nature of slavery.

On one side and I understand this having spent my young adult years in the South, having graduated from Duke University in North Carolina and Emory University Law School in Atlanta, Georgia is a Southern pride some saw desecrated, and on the other those who see anti-black racism around every southern street corner. From my years in the South, but having grown up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I can tell you from personal experience that today the South is much less racist toward African-Americans than the North, where blacks are allowed to rot in ghettos. Nowhere is this more apparent, ironically, than in Philadelphia and the southeast and northeast quadrants of our nations capital, which looks more like a war zone than the first home of abolition and emancipation.

And, that is why I feel duty bound to yet again regrettably criticize our beleaguered attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Having been falsely accused of being a racist by BLM and others, and being under investigation by the tool of the left, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, our chief law enforcement officer of my once proud alma mater, the Department of Justice, rightly announced an investigation of the white nationalists who engaged in violence during last weekends Charlottesville riot, but conveniently cowered away from pledging to investigate the BLM and other groups that also have engaged in hateful violence.

It is in my humble opinion this dual standard tragically will stoke more violence between white and black, as one side is being truthfully branded as racists when the other side gets a free pass. This same hypocrisy was furthered by former President Barack Obama and his attorneys general, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, and Sessions has fallen into this trap. Again putting his own political interests first, Sessions newly minted dual system of defining racism and meting out justice cannot continue to exist if the country is to heal and move forward as one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

So the president was right to blame many sides, but his wounded and reflexive attorney general continues to abdicate his responsibility to do his job to protect and preserve the vision of our Founding Fathers.

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Some of Trump’s Critics on the Left Are Engaging in Similar Behavior – Algemeiner

Dennis Prager. Photo: Nate Mandos via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org Many Americans know that the sickness at the heart of our political culture stems from a spirit of intolerance that has become the keynote of discourse. Liberals blame it on President Donald Trump and his supporters. But few of those peopleseem able to recognize this behavior when it comes from those who share theirsviews. If you think Dennis Prager must be boycotted, or believe that Morton Klein is as much of a threat to American Jewry as Islamist terrorists, then you cant blame Trump for how bad things have gotten.

Prager, a Los Angeles-based talk radio host and author, is a surprising candidate for this kind of opprobrium. Though hes a conservative who believes that Trump must be supported against his critics, Prager is far from the prototype of right-wing incendiary. In my view, his approach is generally fair-minded and never lacks intellectual rigor. He has also spent much of his career promoting interfaith dialogue, and is as interested in helping his audience focus on personal happiness as he is in politics. In other words, hes not the type ofthe bomb-throwing populist that many on the Left think are threatening democracy.

But that didnt spare Prager from being treated as if he were the head of a hate group when he agreed to help raise money for the Santa Monica Symphony, by appearing as a guest conductor at a concert. Prager is a music enthusiastandamateur conductor, and has often appeared in a similar capacity with other ensembles. But when some of the symphonys musicians heard that Prager wouldbe conducting, they said they would boycott the concert.

A petition started by two UCLA professors who are violinists in the orchestra said that theywould not appear with a right-wing radio host who promotes horribly bigoted positions. To back up that claim, they cherry-picked a few comments Prager has made about Islam and the implications of gay marriage. One boycotter even said hed play with a North Korean conductor, but not with Prager.

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Pragers positions can be debatedyet to take them out of context is deeply unfair, especially when you consider that it wasnt long ago that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton shared his stance on gay marriage. But if you are going to anathematize someone like Prager and render him an untouchable, youre saying that anyone who voices an opposing view must not only be shunned, but also be driven from decent society.

The same spirit animated an op-ed in The Forward by Steven Davidson. The piece was a response to commentary from conservative authors about the Lefts willingness to excuse hatemongering from Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American anti-Israel activist. According to Davidson, there are 19 people who are more dangerous to the Jews than Sarsour. But while his list included some who do fit that billlike Louis Farrakhan, David Duke and the heads of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iranhe couldnt resist including mere political opponents along with terrorists.

It was bad enough that he lumped Trump as well as White House aides Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka together with Farrakhan and Hezbollah. But he also listed Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America.

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Is this the Day the Internet Dies? – National Review

When I wrote my recent articlefor NRO arguing that we must regulate Internet monopolies as public utilities, I had no idea how timely it would become. I submitted it to NR on Friday afternoon (The day before Charlottesville) with the plans to run it on Monday. The news out of Virginia kicked everything back a bit and it ended up running on Tuesday. By Tuesday night, perhaps coincidentally, Tucker Carlson was making the same argumenton his popular TV show. A bit later in the week, the big Internet companies began undertakingan orgy of censorship far beyond that even described in my articlekicking dozens of sites from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, PayPal, and numerous hosting providers. Ive been on the web for a long timeWhen I started using the web, there were about one hundred web sites in the entire world. Even in those early days, the Internets greatest strength has always been freedomIts a place you can promote, great ideas, terrible ideas, silly ideas, or just display your collection of thousands of vintage beer cans to the world. But right now that freedom is under threat like never before. Lets be clear, I am sure most of the people who are getting kicked off of various platforms are bad, bad guys. But in America, we even let the bad guys speakand we counter their bad speech with better speech. Of course,I understand people get offended at the hate speech such as we heard at the Charlottesville rally: Separation. We dont want to integrate with these people. Were tired of being with them. We want to be with ourselves in a land of our own under the guidance of God. Oh no wait, that wasnt the Charlottesville rally, that was posted by Louis Farrakhan on his Facebook Page the day after Charlottesville. Two days later he posted a picture of himself with Carlos Santana. Should Amazon stop selling Carlos Santanas racist music? Will Facebook not take down this Santanas hateful pages? One laughs at the thought of it thats the power of liberal privilege. Contrast the free hand given to left-wing offensive speech to the strict controls put on right-wing speech. As just one of many examples, Gab a free-speech social network that has grown rapidly to almost a quarter million users since its public launch just a few months ago, was just yesterday kicked off the Android app store (it has already been repeatedly denied at Apple) for hate speech. To be clear, not all the voices on Gab are mellifluous, they have accepted a number of folks, often from the far right who have been banned from other social networks (though this is a small portion of Gabs user base) But Gab is content neutral, describing itself in a recent successful crowdfunding campaign as an ad-free social network for creators who believe in free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online. Gab stands for bringing folks together of all races, religions, and creeds who share in the common ideals of Western values, individual liberty, and the free exchange of ideas. WowI mean, that sounds like literally Hitler. If Google and Apple are banning Gab, mainstream conservatives are crazy to think they are safe. Ironically one of the Internets worst sites provides one of the best examples of the dangers of our current moment. Daily Stormer, a vile Neo-Nazi site, was kicked off the Internet entirely this week when numerous infrastructure entities refused to host it and when finally CloudFlare, which prevented the web site from being attacked by hackers, refused to proxy for it or protect it anymore. Daily Stormer is as racist and anti-Semitic as anything Ive ever seen on the Internet. But they also had, prominently placed on the front of their site, a statement disclaiming violence and indicating that anyone threatening violence anywhere on their site would be banned. If being vile is grounds for not being able to speak, the Internet would be a much smaller place. There need to be both strong protections for free speech, and as CloudFlares CEO noted for due process. The decision of CloudFlare to ban Daily Stormer explained in a private company email and then subsequently largely reproduced in a public blogpost. is actually remarkable for its honesty. Mathew Prince, Cloudflares CEO, wrote that Let me be clear that this was an arbitrary decision. . . I woke up in a bad mood and decided to kick them off the Internet. . . It was a decision I could make because Im the CEO of a major Internet infrastructure company. No one should have that power. According to Prince one of his employees, understanding the full import the banning, asked him: Is this the day the Internet dies? I dont know. But I do know that the threats to free expression, particularly from the right, on the Internet have never been greater Conservatives, and more importantly, Republicans in Congress, need to speak up and put a stop to the censoring, speech-stifling madness of the Silicon Valley mafia. If we dont stand up, even for speakers we loathe, the leftists will just increase their demands for censorship until they come to our own doorstep. If you think people who want to blow up Mount Rushmore and demolish the Jefferson Memorial are going to be happy just going after going after neo-Nazis, then Ive got some land on the National Mall Id love to sell you. I think there may be some prime-location building space there soon.

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Will American Jews Become Marginalized? – Algemeiner

US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. Photo: The White House. The chaos enveloping American Jewry since the election of President Donald Trumpwhich many predicted would be merely a passing phenomenonhas, in fact, increased exponentially over the past few months. It is concurrent with the turmoil prevailing at all levels inside the new administration. However, it is precisely at such a turbulent timewhen the leadership of American Jewry should assume a stabilizing rolethat American Jewish leadersseem to be losing control. Many Jewish leaders concentrate more on vilifying Trump than securing and promoting their communal interests. They unashamedly abuse their Jewish institutional roles to promote far-left and liberal agendas, even labeling their opponents as antisemites to achieve their goals. That is not to deny that there has always been a segment of American society thatwas fiercely racist and antisemitic. The shocking displays of hatred and the violence emanating from the recent national gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville testify to this. And while there was violence from the Antifa far-left elements, it is indisputable that the violence emanated from vile racists carrying Nazi flags. August 17, 2017 1:10 pm Vice President Mike Pence denounced the white supremacists and racists but, to his discredit, Trumps initial response was only to condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of bigotry, hatred and violence on many sides. Without explicitly condemning the white supremacists, he was perceived as applying moral equivalence to both sides, which most Americans and Jews of all political persuasions would consider outrageous. It was only two days later that Trump belatedly, explicitly denounced the racist hate groups such as white supremacists, neo-Nazis and KKK as criminals and thugs who are repugnant to everything we hold dear. The threats from the radical right must not be tolerated. Yet despite the massive exposure they received, these fascist and racist groups represent a minute segment of society and their influence is marginal when compared to the leftist antisemites. The latter, who are vastly understated, promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel and have tried to transformcampuses into anti-Israel and antisemitic platforms. Moreover, there are Jewish community leaders who have allied themselves with far-left campaigns headed by vicious anti-Israel elements, arguing that anti-Israel agitators should not be excluded as partners in broader campaigns for social justice. There are also calls for BDS proponents and anti-Israel Jewish groups to be included in the big tent. The worst organizational offender in this area is the Anti-Defamation League, which lost its credibility after Jonathan Greenblatt, a former aide to President Barack Obama, became CEO and used the organization to promote his liberal agenda. He is supported by leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements, who uninhibitedly pursue partisan positions, as though their followers were all anti-Trump zealots. Their toleration of leftist, anti-Israel agitators is frequently accompanied by public criticism of Israeli policies. Although the racist demonstration in Charlottesville is evidence that there are threats from the right, the ADL focusesalmost exclusively on right-wing extremists, conveying the impression that antisemitism primarily emanates from these quarters. The ADL even refused to break with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite the rabidly anti-Israel clauses in some of its platforms; the ADL allegesthat the offending clauses were inserted by a small minority of Black Lives Matter supporters. The ADL also blamed Trumps immigration policies and indifference to racists for the surge of bomb threats against Jewish institutions. Yet when it was revealedthat the threats originated from aliberaland a mentally unstable Israeli, the ADL did not rescind its accusations. It continuously understates and fails to protest the growing numbers of anti-Israel elements who now thrive within the left-wing ranks of the Democratic Party, and are dominant on many campuses. An extreme example of this antisemitism was the case of American imam, Ammar Shahin, who, in a sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Davis in California on July 21, called for the annihilation of the Jewish people and the liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews. He described Jews as wicked and said, O Allah, destroy them and do not spare their young or elderly. O Allah, turn Jerusalem and Palestine into a graveyard for Jews. He has made similar outrageous remarks on other occasions. After the media quoted him, there were cries of outrage and calls for his dismissal. Under pressure, the imam conceded, I said things that were hurtful to Jews. This was unacceptable. I am deeply sorry for the pain inflicted. The last thing that I would do is intentionally hurt anyone, Muslim, Jewish or otherwise. It is not in my heart. The imam, however, did not retract his obscene remarks. The ADL, which has been calling conservatives antisemites, failed to call for the ouster of the imam or call on the authorities to prosecute him for inciting violence. Instead, an ADL spokesman welcomed the apology, expressing the hope that the imam will continue to learn from others about why his words were so dangerous. Such a response from an organization whose raison detre is to lead the struggle against antisemitism was utterly pathetic and even contemptable. There are many similar examples of acceptance of progressive anti-Zionists and antisemites, such as the praise that someliberal Jews have heaped on Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American head of the anti-Trump Womens March, who publicly embraced convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh. Sectors of the Jewish media also contribute to this atmosphere. The most extreme example was a recent article published in the left-leaning Forward by editorial columnist Steven Davidson. Davidson listed 19 people who he thought Jews should worry more about than Sarsour. Aside from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas who are listed toward the end of the articleall the others except one are Nazis or racists or right-wingers whom Davidson dislikes, such as Trumps strategist Steve Bannon. Leftist antisemites were given a pass. But what makes this article scandalous is that the sixth person listed is Morton Klein, head of the Zionist Organization of America. Unbelievably, Klein is included with Islamist terrorists, Louis Farrakhan, David Duke and other antisemites. Whether one agrees or disagrees with Klein, he is a dedicated Zionist whose parents were Holocaust survivors. In my view, he was only included in this list because he is a strong opponent of far-left and liberal causes. His organization was a charter member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and he is highly respected in Israel. To bracket this man with Nazis is obscene and should never have been published in a Jewish media outlet that purports to be mainstream. But other than Alan Dershowitz, who rightly described the article as the most despicable ever in Jewish media, there was a curtain of silence from most Jewish leaders. The editor, who, to the best of my knowledge, has yet to issue an apology for publishing this outrageous article, should either resign or be dismissed. The tension between Israel and large segments of American Jewry was compounded when, to retain his government, Netanyahu capitulated to haredi extremist extortion and rescinded the deal with the non-Orthodox regarding their right to allow mixed services at a designated area at the Western Wall. While this is grounds for outrage by the non-Orthodox, prayer at the Western Wall has until now only attracted marginal numbers of progressives; this issue has been blown totally out of proportion. It is surely not surprising that, in this environment, access to the USadministration by Jewish leaders is lower than it has been in more than 50 years. The Jewish community must take stock or it will lose all influence with the currentgovernment. The Trump administration appears divided over Israel, with the State Department resurrecting the Obama approach of appeasing the Arabs and applying moral equivalence to Israelis defending themselves and Palestinians engaging in incitement and terror. The Jewish leadership could have a positive influence in this area if it displayed political neutrality. Currently Israel enjoys more support from Christian evangelicals than from Jews.American Jewish leaders should wake up now before it is too late, and their once influential community becomes marginalized. Isi Leiblers website can be viewed at www.wordfromjerusalem.com.

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Chicago Pastor Calls on Rahm Emanuel to Remove George Washington Monument – People’s Pundit Daily

A monument to General George Washington, the nations most prominent founding father, in Washington Park in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: AP) Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump was ridiculed for suggesting it would happen, calls to remove monuments to George Washington have begun. Bishop James Dukes, pastor of the Liberation Christian Center, has asked Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove the names of presidents who owned slaves and the bronze statue of George Washington on horseback. The Washington monument stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, located at the northwest entrance to Washington Park. Mr. Dukes told CBS Chicago Gen. Washington might be the nations first president and the leader of the Revolutionary Army, but hes no hero to the black community. Theres no way plausible that we would even think that they would erect a Malcolm X statue in Mount Greenwood, Lincoln Park, or any of that. Not that say Malcolm X was a bad guy; they just would not go for it, he said. Native Americans would not even think about putting up a Custer statue, because of the atrocities that he plagued upon Native Americans. And for them to say to us just accept it is actually insulting. On his Facebook page, he pitches names that are far more controversial, which CBS Chicago failed to mention. Do you really believe they would let me go into Lincoln Park and have a statue of Louis Farrakhan,Jesse Jackson [sic] or Huey P Newton, he wrote on Facebook. The answer is a resounding NO!!! Mr. Farrakhan is a bigoted, anti-semitic racist. His black supremacist remarks have been well-document by hate-watch group such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). During Part 2 of his 2015 Saviours Day keynote address at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Mr. Farrakhan said Israel and Jews orchestrated the 9/11 attacks, claiming Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks. He also said Jews were warned ahead of time not to come to work that day. While Mayor Emanuel did not immediately respond to requests for comment, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman did note that the city has a formal process for renaming parks. It permits anyone to submit a request to the superintendent and the Park District board may vote on any such request after a 45-day public comment period. On Monday, Reverend Al Sharpton suggested and supported the removal of the monument to Thomas Jefferson in Washington D.C. Rev. Sharpton has also made numerous racist and anti-gay remarks, including during a speech at Kean College in New Jersey. Well off [kill] them, he urged the crowd. Plenty of crackers running around here. Aint nobody gonna come at you and knock the gun out your hand.

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Candidly Speaking: Accelerating chaos within the American Jewish community – The Jerusalem Post mobile website

The chaos enveloping American Jewry since the election of President Donald Trump which many predicted would be merely a passing phenomenon has in fact increased exponentially over the past few months. It is concurrent with the turmoil prevailing at all levels inside the new administration. At precisely such a turbulent time in which the leadership of American Jewry should assume a stabilizing role, it seems to be losing control. Many Jewish leaders concentrate more on vilifying Trump than securing and promoting their communal interests. They unashamedly abuse their Jewish institutional roles to promote far-left and liberal agendas, even labeling their opponents antisemites to achieve their goals. That is not to deny that there has always been a segment of American society which was fiercely racist and antisemitic. The shocking displays of hatred and the violence emanating from the recent national gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia testify to this. And while there was violence from the Antifa far-left elements, it is indisputable that the violence emanated from vile racists carrying Nazi flags. Vice President Mike Pence denounced the white supremacists and racists but, to his discredit, Trumps initial response was only to condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of bigotry, hatred and violence, on many sides. Without explicitly condemning the white supremacists, he was perceived as applying moral equivalence to both sides, which most Americans and Jews of all political persuasions would consider outrageous. It was only two days later that Trump belatedly explicitly denounced the racist hate groups such as white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK as criminals and thugs repugnant to everything we hold dear. The threats from the radical Right must not be tolerated. Yet despite the massive exposure they received, these fascist and racist groups represent a minute segment of society and their influence is marginal when compared to the leftist antisemites. The latter, who are vastly understated, promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement and have transformed campuses into anti-Israel and antisemitic platforms. Moreover, there are Jewish community leaders who have allied themselves with far-left campaigns headed by vicious anti-Israel elements, arguing that anti-Israel agitators should not be excluded as partners in broader campaigns for social justice. There are also calls for BDS proponents and anti-Israel Jewish groups to be included in the big tent. The worst organizational offender in this area is the Anti-Defamation League, which lost its credibility after Jonathan Greenblatt, a former aide to president Barack Obama, became CEO and used the organization to promote his liberal agenda. He is supported by leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements who uninhibitedly pursue partisan positions, as though their followers were all anti- Trump zealots. Their toleration of leftist anti-Israel agitators is frequently accompanied by public criticism of Israeli policies. Although the racist demonstration in Charlottesville is evidence that there are threats from the Right, the ADL concentrates almost exclusively on right-wing extremists, conveying the impression that antisemitism primarily emanates from these quarters. The ADL even refused to break with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite the rabidly anti-Israel clauses in its objectives, alleging that the offending clauses were inserted by a small minority. The ADL also blamed Trumps immigration policies and indifference to racists for the surge of bomb threats against Jewish institutions. Yet when it transpired that the threats originated from an American leftist and a mentally unstable Israeli, the ADL did not rescind its accusations. It continuously understates and fails to protest the growing numbers of anti-Israel elements who now thrive within the left-wing ranks of the Democratic Party and are dominant on many campuses. An extreme example of antisemitism clearly not emanating from the white-supremacist Right was the case of American imam Ammar Shahin, who in a sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Davis in California on July 21 called for the annihilation of the Jewish People and the liberation of al-Aksa mosque from the filth of the Jews. He described Jews as wicked and said, O Allah, destroy them and do not spare their young or elderly. …O Allah, turn Jerusalem and Palestine into a graveyard for Jews. He made similar outrageous remarks on other occasions. After the media quoted him, there were cries of outrage and calls for his dismissal. Under pressure, the imam conceded, I said things that were hurtful to Jews. This was unacceptable. …I am deeply sorry for the pain inflicted. The last thing that I would do is intentionally hurt anyone, Muslim, Jewish or otherwise. It is not in my heart. The imam, however, did not retract his obscene remarks. The ADL, which has been smearing conservatives as antisemites, failed to call for the ouster of the imam or call on the authorities to prosecute him for inciting violence. Instead, an ADL spokesman welcomed the apology, expressing the hope that the imam will continue to learn from others about why his words were so dangerous. Such a response from an organization whose raison detre is to lead the struggle against antisemitism was utterly pathetic and even contemptible. There are many similar examples of acceptance of progressive anti-Zionists and antisemites, such as the praise that many liberal Jews have heaped on Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American head of the anti-Trump Womens March and who publicly embraced convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh, and the petition by over 200 progressive rabbis who had the chutzpah to condemn Israel for denying entry to open supporters of BDS. Sectors of the Jewish media also contribute to this atmosphere. The most extreme example was a recent article published in the left-leaning Forward by editorial columnist Steven Davidson. Davidson listed 19 people he thought Jews should worry more about than Sarsour. Aside from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, who are listed toward the end of the article, all the others except one are Nazis or racists or right-wingers whom Davidson dislikes, such as Trumps strategist Steve Bannon. Leftist antisemites are given a pass. But what makes this article scandalous is that the sixth person listed is Morton Klein, head of the Zionist Organization of America. Unbelievably, Klein is included with Islamist terrorists, Louis Farrakhan, David Duke and other antisemites. Whether one agrees or disagrees with Klein, he is a dedicated Zionist whose parents were Holocaust survivors. He was only included in this list because he is a strong opponent of far-left and liberal causes. His organization was a charter member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and he is highly respected in Israel. To bracket this man with Nazis is obscene and should never have been published in a Jewish media outlet that purports to be mainstream. But other than Alan Dershowitz, who rightly described the article as the most despicable ever in Jewish media, there was a deafening silence from most Jewish leaders. The editor, who, to the best of my knowledge, has yet to issue an apology for publishing this outrageous article, should either resign or be dismissed. The tension between Israel and large segments of American Jewry was compounded when, to retain his government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu capitulated to ultra-Orthodox extremist extortion and rescinded the deal with the non-Orthodox regarding their right to allow mixed services at a designated area at the Western Wall. While this is grounds for outrage by the non-Orthodox, prayer at the Western Wall has until now only attracted marginal numbers of progressives and this issue has been blown totally out of proportion. The threats to boycott and divert funds from Israel are symptomatic of the erosion of support for the Jewish state. It is surely not surprising that, in this environment, access to the US administration among Jewish leaders is lower than it has been in over 50 years. The Jewish community must take stock or it will lose all influence on government. The Trump administration appears divided over Israel, with the State Department resurrecting the Obama approach of appeasing the Arabs and applying moral equivalence to Israelis defending themselves and Palestinians engaging in incitement and terrorism. The Jewish leadership could have a positive influence in this area if it displayed political neutrality. Currently Israel enjoys more support from Christian Evangelicals than from American Jews. American Jewish leaders should wake up now before it is too late and their once influential community becomes marginalized. Isi Leiblers website can be viewed at www.wordfromjerusalem.com. He may be contacted at [emailprotected] Share on facebook

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The disturbing thread of white nationalism woven into the NRA’s … – ThinkProgress

One of the most chilling moments during the past weekend of violence in Charlottesville came after much of the protest had ended and state officials were trying to take stock of what just happened. In an interview with the New York Times, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) defended the sometimes anemic response of state and local police, claiming that the officers were simply outgunned. A line of assault rifle-carrying militia members, some of them sporting Confederate flags over their military fatigues, had better equipment than our State Police had, McAuliffe said. Its easy to criticize, but I can tell you this, 80 percent of the people here had semiautomatic weapons, he said, adding that if you saw the militia walking down the street, you would have thought they were an army. The German scholar Max Weber once defined a state as a human community that (successfully) claims the monopolyof the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory. Under this definition, Virginias status as a state briefly seemed to break down over the weekend. Militia leaderChristian Yingling told the Washington Post that the militia was not in Charlottesville to align with the white supremacists, but rather to help people exercise their First Amendment rights. Regardless of Yinglings intentions, however, some militiamen openly displayed white supremacist iconography and the situation quickly became a volatile mess. Police feared a firefight with a heavily armed force. Crowds divided between enraged white supremacists, peaceful counter-protesters, violent left-wingers, and some heavily armed individuals who seemed to openly proclaim their allegiance to the Confederacy. But it was the sort of chaos anyone who has paid attention to language of Second Amendment advocates and gun rights groups should have seen coming. The notion that Weber is wrong that a state should not be able to claim a monopoly on legitimate force has long been a central prong of the gun rights movement. Instead, gun rights proponents argue, firearms are a necessary tool to challenge the states tyrannical use of force. The Second Amendment, Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-TX) claimed in 2015, is the ultimate check against governmental tyranny. The NRA sells t-shirts featuring a gun-toting eagle over the slogan because you cant fist fight tyranny. The so-called Bundy militia, a group of armed men who seized a federal wildlife refuge in 2016, also claimed they were there to stop government tyranny. And particularly since the election of Donald Trump, another, even more disturbing thread has woven its way into the NRAs rhetoric. The nations largest gun lobby, which has long seen itself in opposition to an oppressive government, now speaks as if we stand on the cusp of a race war. The NRA touts expansive gun rights for white Americans, while, in at least one high-profile case, suggesting that African Americans who commit minor gun offenses should be summarily executed. ConsiderPhilando Castile, an African American man who was issued a gun permit in 2015and who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer the next year. As a transcript of the traffic stop that led to his death reveals, Castile informed the officer that he was carrying a firearm right after he was asked to produce his license and registration then, almost immediately, the cop accuses Castile of trying to reach for the gun. The shots begin as both Castile and his girlfriend protest that hes not reaching for the gun. Castile, in other words, should have been the darling of the gun rights community a man lawfully permitted to carry a firearm who was apparently gunned down by an oppressive state shortly after he tried to do the responsible thing and inform the officer that he had a gun. Instead, here is how NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch reacted to a Twitter user who questioned the NRAs reluctance to defend Castile. Police did indeed find a small bag of marijuana in Castiles car after the man was fatally wounded. But it should go without saying that the penalty for possessing a firearm and marijuana simultaneously is not death. Given the circumstances of the Castile shooting, it is hard to escape the impression that the only controlled substance that contributed to Castiles death was melanin. Through its media outlet NRATV, the nations leading gun group promotes racist hosts and spreads fear that movements like Black Lives Matter present a physical threat to white people. NRATV personalities portray people of color generally and African Americans in particular as dangerous individuals who cant stop killing each other and who will make this violence spill over into white neighborhoods. After the New York Times reported that some 30 people are victims of gun homicides every day in America, future NRATV host Grant Stinchfield said that we should blame minorities killing each other not law abiding conservatives. When a Boston Globe piece argued that more guns will likely lead in more people of color being killed, the NRAs sole African American host, Colion Noir, likened the piece to a negro pity party. (Noirs given name isCollins Idehen. His chosen last name, Noir, is the French word for black.) Blacks commit murder at 11 times the rate of whites alone, NRATV host Bill Whittle claimed on his show. Two days after Donald Trump took the oath of office, Chuck Holton, who co-hosts an NRATV show with disgraced Iran Contra figure Oliver North, celebratedby suggesting that having a black man in the White House defiled the nation. The notion that violent, armed criminals will come for you and your family if you are not armed is a longstanding theme of the NRAs rhetoric. Witness, for example, a 2013 NRA ad claiming that law-abiding average people need high-capacity magazines to defend against the madmen, drug cartels and home-invading killers. Or an NRATV interview last May featuring, of all people, the male model Fabio who claimed that California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) will soon release a wave of pedophiles, child molester [sic] and rapists upon the people of his state. Now, in the age of Trump, the NRAs propaganda often casts Black Lives Matter in the role of the dangerous external threat that must be resisted with armed force. In a July video, for example, Stinchfield and Holton claim that white families are being tortured and killed almost every day in racist violence in South Africa andargue that the same thing could happen here in the United States. They warn of the parallels between whats happening in South Africa and the blatant racism and violence were seeing from people like the Black Lives Matter crowd. South Africa, a nation where white supremacist rule was displaced not too long ago, is kind of a warning for what could happen in the United States, they continue, if America is taken in by this racial hatred that is being forced on the American culture by the Black Lives Matter crowd. According to the NRA, anti-Trump mass movements are directed by dangerous black men pulling puppet strings behind the scenes. Last April, Dana Loesch cut a recruitment video for the NRA that featured her speaking over dramatic music, violent imagery, and footage of political protests. Media, schools, movie stars and singers and award shows and an unnamed ex-president are all joined in a effort to make them march, make them protest, make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia and smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law abiding, according to Loeschs NRA video. The only way we stop this, she concludes, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth. The video is jarring. It comes about as close as it possibly can to directly asking NRA members to incite a civil war or, at least, a violent uprising against liberals without explicitly calling for such action. It was widely denounced, including in an a video released by Los Angeles Black Lives Matter activists that called upon the NRA to remove their dangerous propaganda videos narrated by conservative radio hosts Dana Loesch and Grant Stinchfield. But after the backlash inspired by this video, Loesch didnt just double down. She cut a new video alleging some vague connection among leftist media, the January 21st Womens March, Black Lives Matter, and the violent agenda of the men behind these womens march organizers. The plot line of Loeschs follow-up video, entitled Farrakhans Anarchist Angels, is hard to follow. It criticizes the media, Black Lives Matter, andthree womens march organizers all women of color for accusing Loesch and the NRA of bigotry and hatred. Then, it morphs into a vague accusation that some of the NRAs enemies are taking direction from Islamic extremistSiraj Wahhaj, race riot inciter Al Sharpton, and Louis Farrakhan, a religious terrorist whose highlight reel of bigoted beliefs includes Hitler was a very great man.’ Wahhaj, Sharpton, and Farrakhan are all African American men. NRATV weaves together longstanding gun rights themes such as the threat presented by Democrats or an oppressive government with warnings of dangerous criminals and very clear efforts to give that danger a black face. Loeschs clenched fist of truth video walks right up to the line of calling for explicit violence against liberals without ever actually crossing it.Stinchfield and Holton assert that Black Lives Matter is bringing America on a path toward a South African dystopia, but never quite connect the dots to explain how. And in writing this piece, I spent the better part of an hour watching and rewatching Loeschs Farrakhans Anarchist Angels video, trying to figure out how, exactly, to summarize the connections it draws between the NRAs enemies and Louis Farrakhan eventually, I just threw up my hands and wrote that the video is hard to follow. The theme that emerges here: The NRA does not so much make racist arguments as it creates an overall racist atmosphere. NRATV materials dancejust one inch inside the fence of plausible deniability. They seek to leave you enraged that scary black men are directing the anti-Trump resistance and they bolster that rage with violent images and the NRAs core focus on guns yet they also leave you unable to explain what, exactly, you are angry at. Its the kind of propaganda that skips the brain and goes for the gut. Yet while it is often difficult to make logical sense of the NRAs arguments, it is easy to process them emotionally. Donald Trump is good. Democrats are bad. Gun control is bad. Black Lives Matter is bad. NRA members are in danger. And only guns can save them. The world described by NRATV, in other words, looks very much like the world white nationalists in Charlottesville must have imagined when they marched through the streets chanting you will not replace us. It is a world where conservative America is fading and weak. Where barbarians lurk just beyond the gate. And where the only tactic you have left may be violence.

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Hate Groups In New Jersey: Map Shows Active Racist Organizations, Group Says – Patch.com

Hate Groups In New Jersey: Map Shows Active Racist Organizations, Group Says Patch.com … system vehemently and consistently rejected by mainstream Muslims and the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders, including top minister Louis Farrakhan , have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of … and more »

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Why does Keith Ellison think NK’s Kim is a better leader than Trump? – Canada Free Press

Keith Ellison’s judgement is clearly tainted Last week, on a panel at the Netroots Nation conference, Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said, North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy [Trump] making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, hes acting more responsible than this guy is. Soon after realizing the potential political problem he had created, Ellison retracted his comments for the TV news cameras. What does this tell us? Ellison, who is also deputy chairman of the Democratic Party, has spoken. In a competition between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a U.S. congressman who is also the deputy leader of his political party finds his own president to be the more irresponsible leader. Think about this for a moment. Kim Jong-un is the brutal, blood-soaked dictator of a Communist nation, who keeps millions of his own people in what can accurately be referred to as concentration camps, where sometimes the inmates subsist on grass. Kim has executed more than one member of his own family, including his uncle by marriage, whom he reportedly watched be stripped naked, thrown into a cage and torn apart by 120 starving dogs. Although his nation is desperately poor, Kim has continued his fathers programs for the development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, an incredibly expensive and complicated proposition. He is also sharing the fruits of these programs with the Islamic Republic of Iran, a nation run by fanatical Shia Muslim clerics who believe that their messianic times have arrived, and that they can hasten the final messianic process by engaging in (possibly nuclear) war with their enemies, including the United States. After a ballistic missile test in July, Kim personally taunted the U.S. by saying the American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the July 4 anniversary but we should send them gifts once in a while to help break their boredom. The North Korean leader, also claimed the missile looked as handsome as a good-looking boy, and said the country would not negotiate with the United States to give up its weapons program until the U.S. abandoned its hostile policy against the DPRK. Meanwhile, in response to such threats, President Trump said he would unleash fire and fury like the world has never seen on North Korea, then claimed his threat may not have been tough enough, and then warned North Korea that U.S. military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. This is the relevant comparison here, which Keith Ellison believes points to Kim Jong-un being a more responsible leader than Donald Trump. Ellisons statement calls into question his own judgment, more than anything else. And this is not the first time Ellison has shown questionable judgement. Ellison started off his career in public service as a member of the Nation of Islam (NOI), and as a follower of its leader Louis Farrakhan. The NOI and Farrakhan are well-known for their anti-white racism and their anti-Semitism, yet Ellison has claimed that, during about a decade during the 1990s he never realized that the NOI and Farrakhan were problematic. This is contradicted by his former associates in the NOI. Not only was Ellison a member or an associate of the NOI and Farrakhan, but he actually served for several years as the Minnesota groups chief of protocol, acting as a liaison between the local leader and members of the community. He was regarded as a trusted member of the inner circle. At best, in Ellisons judgment, Louis Farrakhan and his NOI were a useful affiliation during his Ellisons twenties and thirties. At worst, Ellison actually believed (and possibly still believes) the bigoted opinions of the NOI. But either way, the mans judgement is clearly tainted, and nothing he says about the current crisis involving North Korea should be taken seriously. Least of all his partisan insults towards President Donald Trump. Bombthrowers is a blog about politics and the war for the hearts and minds of Americans from a conservative viewpoint. In line with our name, we do not hold back. We have a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to fighting for conservative principles. The Left doesnt play nice, and thats why theyve been winning. Its time for conservatives to rise up and turn the tide. Were not afraid to take on anyone, especially the Washington EstablishmentRepublican or Democrat. Bombthrowers is a project supported by the Capital Research Center. Its editor-in-chief is Matthew Vadum. Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. 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Trump was right to blame ‘many sides’ – WND.com – WND.com

I want to say at the outset: As a young boy, my heroes included Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and the Temptations. I am not a racist, and indeed I cherish among my many friends Alan Keyes, Larry Elder and Armstrong Williams, all African-American conservatives who, like me, believe that all of us in the words of our Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson, who hailed from Charlottesville, Virginia, and his nearby estate at Monticello are equal under God. And, as a Jewish Christian, I have a personal stake in making sure that the Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who perpetrated the heinous deadly car attack in Virginia this last weekend go severely punished, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions correctly pledged just Monday. But I am troubled about the continuing hypocrisy and dual standard of justice in the nation as a whole. In addition to Neo-Nazis and white supremacists in attendance and who engaged in violence at the pro-Confederacy rally, also present were counter-revolutionaries from Antifa, a radical leftist hate group, and of course Black Lives Matter, by and large a black vigilante group, to name just a few. These hate-filled agitators also participated in the violence that predictably erupted. Antifa is the equivalent of the KKK of the left, funded by none other than that radical leftist billionaire George Soros. The groups protesters were largely responsible for the violence and physical attacks at Berkeley earlier this year. And, Black Lives Matter (BLM), along the Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, were, in my opinion, directly responsible for intentionally inciting the violence that led to the deaths of five policemen and the critical wounding of seven other cops, in Dallas Texas over a year ago. Indeed, Freedom Watch and I have filed lawsuits over these vicious attacks, and one of those suits against BLM, Farrakhan and Sharpton was brought by another heroic African-American, Demetrick Pennie, a Dallas Police Department sergeant (and now my close friend), who was assaulted as his law enforcement brothers fell to racist violence against cops and whites in general. So when President Donald Trump called out hatred and racist violence from many sides over the weekend, he was right to do so. The source of this violence from many quarters, stoked by the politically correct and insensitive decision of the leftist mayor or Charlottesville to remove the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, a hero to many Southerners, and to rename the park where it stood Emancipation Park which was like trampling on the graves of those who died for Dixie is manifest. This is quite apart from what we all can agree was the abhorrent nature of slavery. On one side and I understand this having spent my young adult years in the South, having graduated from Duke University in North Carolina and Emory University Law School in Atlanta, Georgia is a Southern pride some saw desecrated, and on the other those who see anti-black racism around every southern street corner. From my years in the South, but having grown up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I can tell you from personal experience that today the South is much less racist toward African-Americans than the North, where blacks are allowed to rot in ghettos. Nowhere is this more apparent, ironically, than in Philadelphia and the southeast and northeast quadrants of our nations capital, which looks more like a war zone than the first home of abolition and emancipation. And, that is why I feel duty bound to yet again regrettably criticize our beleaguered attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Having been falsely accused of being a racist by BLM and others, and being under investigation by the tool of the left, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, our chief law enforcement officer of my once proud alma mater, the Department of Justice, rightly announced an investigation of the white nationalists who engaged in violence during last weekends Charlottesville riot, but conveniently cowered away from pledging to investigate the BLM and other groups that also have engaged in hateful violence. It is in my humble opinion this dual standard tragically will stoke more violence between white and black, as one side is being truthfully branded as racists when the other side gets a free pass. This same hypocrisy was furthered by former President Barack Obama and his attorneys general, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, and Sessions has fallen into this trap. Again putting his own political interests first, Sessions newly minted dual system of defining racism and meting out justice cannot continue to exist if the country is to heal and move forward as one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. So the president was right to blame many sides, but his wounded and reflexive attorney general continues to abdicate his responsibility to do his job to protect and preserve the vision of our Founding Fathers.

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Some of Trump’s Critics on the Left Are Engaging in Similar Behavior – Algemeiner

Dennis Prager. Photo: Nate Mandos via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org Many Americans know that the sickness at the heart of our political culture stems from a spirit of intolerance that has become the keynote of discourse. Liberals blame it on President Donald Trump and his supporters. But few of those peopleseem able to recognize this behavior when it comes from those who share theirsviews. If you think Dennis Prager must be boycotted, or believe that Morton Klein is as much of a threat to American Jewry as Islamist terrorists, then you cant blame Trump for how bad things have gotten. Prager, a Los Angeles-based talk radio host and author, is a surprising candidate for this kind of opprobrium. Though hes a conservative who believes that Trump must be supported against his critics, Prager is far from the prototype of right-wing incendiary. In my view, his approach is generally fair-minded and never lacks intellectual rigor. He has also spent much of his career promoting interfaith dialogue, and is as interested in helping his audience focus on personal happiness as he is in politics. In other words, hes not the type ofthe bomb-throwing populist that many on the Left think are threatening democracy. But that didnt spare Prager from being treated as if he were the head of a hate group when he agreed to help raise money for the Santa Monica Symphony, by appearing as a guest conductor at a concert. Prager is a music enthusiastandamateur conductor, and has often appeared in a similar capacity with other ensembles. But when some of the symphonys musicians heard that Prager wouldbe conducting, they said they would boycott the concert. A petition started by two UCLA professors who are violinists in the orchestra said that theywould not appear with a right-wing radio host who promotes horribly bigoted positions. To back up that claim, they cherry-picked a few comments Prager has made about Islam and the implications of gay marriage. One boycotter even said hed play with a North Korean conductor, but not with Prager. August 14, 2017 2:04 pm Pragers positions can be debatedyet to take them out of context is deeply unfair, especially when you consider that it wasnt long ago that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton shared his stance on gay marriage. But if you are going to anathematize someone like Prager and render him an untouchable, youre saying that anyone who voices an opposing view must not only be shunned, but also be driven from decent society. The same spirit animated an op-ed in The Forward by Steven Davidson. The piece was a response to commentary from conservative authors about the Lefts willingness to excuse hatemongering from Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American anti-Israel activist. According to Davidson, there are 19 people who are more dangerous to the Jews than Sarsour. But while his list included some who do fit that billlike Louis Farrakhan, David Duke and the heads of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iranhe couldnt resist including mere political opponents along with terrorists. It was bad enough that he lumped Trump as well as White House aides Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka together with Farrakhan and Hezbollah. But he also listed Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America.

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