Sen. Cory Booker admitted to sexually assaulting high school friend in 1992

By all rights, Booker should resign. And Muslim Brotherhood serial sexual assaulter Hakim Muhammad (nee Keith Ellison) should too.

As for Kavanaugh, the far-left professor’s accusation is without any evidence. None. It’s just another vicious lie for the party of destroyers.

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is facing accusations of hypocrisy over his calls to delay the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegations, as he once admitted groping a friend without her consent in high school. (FOX)

The senator, who urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to first let the FBI conduct an investigation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused the high court nominee of sexual assault over 35 years ago, once wrote an article detailing an instance where he groped a female friend.

Cory Booker’s 1992 column detailing ‘groping’ of high school friend resurfaces

Washington Times, September 20, 2018:

A 1992 column by now-Sen. Cory Booker detailing his “groping” of a high school friend has resurfaced as he pushes to delay Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings over a sexual assault allegation.

In the 1992 column for The Stanford Daily, then-Stanford University grad student Mr. Booker wrote about the New Year’s Eve incident in 1984 that he will “never forget.” In the column, titled, “So much for stealing second,” Mr. Booker said he was 15 when he fondled an intoxicated female friend.

“With the ‘Top Gun’ slogan ringing in my head, I slowly reached for her breast,” he wrote. “After having my hand pushed away once, I reached my ‘mark.’ Our groping ended soon and while no ‘relationship’ ensued, a friendship did. You see, the next week in school she told me that she was drunk that night and didn’t really know what she was doing.”

Mr. Booker said he was conditioned to believe that sex was “a game,” and that hooking up was best achieved through “luck, guile, strategy or coercion,” and lots of alcohol. He wrote about how his attitude toward sex dramatically changed after just a couple years at Stanford, and how his work as a peer counselor listening to the “raw truth from men and women discussing rape” was a real “wake-up call” for the future senator.

“I now see the crowds, no, not the spectators, but the thousands, the millions who are rarely seen or heard,” he said of sexual assault victims.

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VIDEOS and PHOTOS: Demonstrators at NYC British Consulate Demand Jew-Hater Jeremy Corbyn Repent or Resign

 

Demonstrators gathered outside the British Consulate in Manhattan, organized by Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns, on the day before Yom Kippur eve, to denounce England’s Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn‘s anti-Semitism and the hate he has engendered in Britain’s political and social systems. [https://coalitionforjewishvalues.org] [/https://amchainitiative.org/about/]

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“Holding placards such as ‘Corbyn:  Evil Anti-Semite. For Shame!,’ 30 demonstrators descended on the British Consulate in mid-Manhattan on Monday, September 17th, the day before Yom Kippur eve, to demand that British Labour Party head Jeremy Corbyn either ‘do tshuva‘ or resign. The action was not against the current Conservative Party government, but of concern that given today’s political instability in England, Labour could assume power.”  [Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns press release]

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“Corbyn is leading Labour toward anti-Semitism, and British Jews are right to be worried.  In 2009, he invited Islamist ‘friends from Hamas’ to the House of Commons and said that the idea that the group ‘should be labelled as a terrorist organisation by the British government is really a big, big historical mistake.’ In 2010, he hosted an event (also at the House of Commons) on Holocaust Memorial Day in which a Jewish Auschwitz survivor compared the Israeli government to the Nazi regime. In 2014, he attended a ceremony in Tunisia and reportedly laid a wreath on the grave of one the Black September terrorists who murdered eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Before the Iranian state broadcaster, Press TV, was banned in January 2012, he reportedly accepted up to £20,000 for his appearances on the channel.” [National Review]

Video 1 : Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Associate Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn declared in a talk punctuated by chants from the demonstrators: “We are here to raise the alarm about growing anti-semitism across the world that’s embodied by the man Jeremy Corbyn. At this time,  just before Yom Kippur, we speak of tshuva, repentance. There are two ways, one in our brain — we read about Jeremy Corbyn, a problematic, evil person and think we don’t want him to come to a position of power. The other is what you standing here have done, act on your beliefs — and this is full tshuva, full repentance. When Corbyn equates Israel and zionism with Nazism, we say, am yisrael chai — the Jewish people live! When he links arms with terrorists, we say, am yisrael chai! When he shares platforms with Holocaust deniers, we say, am yisrael chai!” Rabbi Seigsohn concluded by blowing a shofar, a symbol of both a call to repentance and alarm.

Video 2: Judy Kadish, co-executive director of Americans for a Safe Israel, added: “It’s so important that we come out and stand outside the British Consulate, representing a country which is now our ally. But Jeremy Corbyn is rising to power, not despite his anti-semitism, but using it as his lever to create a following. It’s scary. British rabbi Jonathan Sacks said that never in his lifetime did he think this would happen again, but here it is. We will not honor a man, Jeremy Corbyn, who’s honored terrorists, whose members have told Jews supporting Israel to resign from posts in the Labour Party. He should do repentance.” The crowd shouted: Corbyn resign! Corbyn resign!”

Video 3: New York Board of Rabbis director Rabbi Joseph Potasnik told the crowd and hundreds of passersby: “We can actually commend Jeremy Corbyn for something no one else has done — bringing both left and right together. They agree: he’s an anti-semite. You can’t stand with Hamas, call them honorable, and think you’ll be honored. You can’t stand at the graves of the Munich Olympic terrorists and say you’re honorable. We all hope for repentance because we believe in miracles, but Corbyn won’t, so let him finally do the honorable thing and resign. We will not go away until he goes away.”

“The snap demonstration came the day after the normally low-profile British Jewish community turned out 2500 protesters against Corbyn in Manchester, a clear sign of their deep distress over the spread of anti-semitic hate in Labour with Corbyn at its helm.” [Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns press release]

Powerful words on the floor of Parliament from British Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on growing anti-Semitism. He ended with, “I never thought I would see this in my lifetime … that is why I cannot stay silent.”

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Juanita Broaddrick: Sen. Feinstein Had No Interest In My Rape Allegation

Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of rape — and who’s never ever recanted her story, in all the years she’s made the accusation — had a blunt message for Sen. Dianna Feinstein about the supposed “due process” that needs to be given to Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, and it’s one that goes like this: Where was mine?

The Clinton machine did nothing but shut down Broaddrick and paint her as a liar.

And now? Now things like this, from Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Should I call?? https://t.co/FMUKzBU87c

— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 21, 2018

Yet now the Democrats, including Feinstein, want to demand Christine Blasey Ford have her day in court, figuratively speaking, for her flimsy and meritless accusations against Kavanaugh?

More from the Washington Times:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, has championed Brett Kavanaugh’s #MeToo accuser, but Juanita Broaddrick says the senator never showed any interest in her 1999 rape allegation against President Bill Clinton.

Ms. Feinstein was elected in 1992, making her one of the few remaining senators who served during independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation into Mr. Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

“It’s absurd,” Ms. Broaddrick said Wednesday on Fox News. “Not one Democrat would look at my deposition with the independent counsel. Oh my gosh, they did not want to know about it.”

She pointed to the discrepancy between Democratic lack of interest in her case and the party’s outrage over allegations of sexual assault leveled last week against Mr. Kavanaugh.

“Oh, it makes me go back to 1999, when Dianne Feinstein, along with every other Democrat, refused to read my deposition to the independent counsel,” said Ms. Broaddrick told Fox’s Laura Ingraham on Monday. “They would have nothing to do with it. That shows you the difference in the double standard that existed back then and still does today.”

Ms. Broaddrick has also lashed out at Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat, who voted not guilty on the Clinton impeachment, as did Ms. Feinstein and Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat.

Well, Dick, do I have a story for you. Once upon a time Bill Clinton raped me. https://t.co/RmkePhqIVF

— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 16, 2018

“You voted NOT GUILTY on both counts at Bill Clinton’s impeachment,” she tweeted. “You didn’t give a damn back then. You, Dicky Durban [sic], are a complete FRAUD.”

Ms. Broaddrick also said that if Senate Democrats want the FBI to investigate the 36-year-old accusations against Mr. Kavanaugh, they should reopen her 40-year-old case, too.

If you want the FBI to go back that far @HillaryClinton @MSNBC to investigate Ford’s allegations…. let’s investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too. Seems only fair.

— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 19, 2018

If you want the FBI to go back that far @HillaryClinton@MSNBC to investigate Ford’s allegations…. let’s investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too. Seems only fair.

She has long accused Mr. Clinton of raping her a motel room in 1978 in Little Rock, when he was Arkansas attorney general.

“Go back that far, let’s investigate my situation,” she said on Wednesday. “Why not? Everybody says well it was litigated and adjudicated—my case was never litigated, it was never adjudicated. It never went to court. I was never discredited at all.”

Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school in Maryland.

The allegation went public last week after Ms. Feinstein, ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she received a letter about the incident in late July and referred the matter to federal authorities a week ago.

“During every step of this process, I’ve found every single piece of information from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford eminently credible, sincere and believable,” tweeted Ms. Feinstein on Tuesday. “She knew this would have a huge effect on her life and she was incredibly brave to come forward.”

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Three Detained Women’s Rights Activists In Iran Should Be Immediately Released

Three women’s rights activists who were arrested a few weeks ago for their participation in workshops on equal rights in marriage ought to be immediately arrested, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran, in a recently released statement.

The women are lawyer Hoda Amid, sociologist Najmeh Vahedi and gender studies student Rezvaneh Mohammadi.

The women have all been confined to their homes. That, even though they’ve never even been served a warrant or official charge.

The Iranian regime has been systematically discriminating against women for years.

More, from the Center for Human Rights in Iran:

The three women’s rights activists arrested by Iran’s security forces since September 1—the lawyer Hoda Amid, the sociologist Najmeh Vahedi, and the gender studies student Rezvaneh Mohammadi—should be released immediately, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

All three women were involved in training workshops on equal marriage rights and other peaceful activities related to women’s rights. They were all arrested at their homes without a warrant. No information regarding the charges or where they are being held have been disclosed, and the families have been denied visitations or phone calls.

“Iran’s authorities think they can stop people from advocating for women’s rights by locking them up, but unlawful arrests will not silence the growing number of people who are standing up for women’s rights in Iran,” said Hadi Ghaemi, CHRI’s executive director.

There are concerns regarding the conditions under which the women may be being held, given the authorities’ documented pattern of holding political detainees incommunicado in solitary confinement for prolonged periods and subjecting them to intense pressure and threats during interrogations with no counsel present. In addition, female prisoners who are detained are sometime subjected to gender-based violence and/or sexual abuse.

Amid and Vahedi were arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization in Tehran on September 1 and taken to an unknown location. Their arrest took place three days before they were scheduled to host a workshop on Iran’s marriage laws.

“Amid and Vahedi did not have any mutual activities other than this educational workshop which was organized with a legal permit, so there was no excuse to detain them,” a source close to the case who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons told CHRI. “Gatherings like this have been held before and continue to be held.”

Mohammadi was arrested at her home on September 3 by security agents. CHRI has not been able to independently confirm which organization was responsible for her arrest. During the arrest, Mohammadi’s mobile phone and other electronic devices were reportedly confiscated.

The authorities in Iran have increasingly cracked down on growing societal demands for women’s rights in Iran, which have accelerated since the beginning of the year. For example, women in Iran are being jailed in record numbers for peacefully protesting against the compulsory hijab by removing it in public, and prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh has been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison since June 13, 2018 and is facing national security charges for representing these women.

Hoda Amid is a lawyer who has represented numerous women before the courts pro-bono. She is a prominent advocate for gender equality in marriage through “equal marriage contracts” and has published widely on gender-based discrimination. Hundreds of women and men have participated in workshops on these contracts organized by Amid and her colleagues.

Najmeh Vahedi is a sociologist who also specializes in gender studies. Over the past few years, she has focused on the fact that millions of women in Iran work without wages and retire without compensation—an issue that is increasingly attracting public attention. Hundreds of young women and men have also participated in workshops organized by Najmeh and her colleagues on gender-based discrimination.

Rezvaneh Mohammadi has been active in promoting gender equality online and has participated in gender equality workshops. Mohammadi was arrested a few months ago by Gorgan city’s morality police force for not wearing a hijab. She was held for one night in the police’s detention center and released on bail. She was acquitted on her charge by the city court.

“Women and men are increasingly speaking out against gender-based cultural repression and political and economic discrimination in Iran,” said Ghaemi, “and the authorities are mistaken if they think these unlawful arrests will silence them.”

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San Francisco transit agency refuses AFDI ads, allows ad from Holocaust denial group

Last year, BART refused to run AFDI’s “Back the Ban” ad. Worse still, they instituted a ban, the infamous Geller Ban, because of this ad. So they are in violation of their own ad ban.

I am exploring my legal options on this now. Viewpoint discrimination is when they permit a particular subject, but pick and choose which viewpoints on the subject they will run. I will resubmit this ad, and Bart officials will likely argue that it is not the same subject matter as the ad from this Holocaust denial group, and maintain their ban. However, Bart spokeswoman Alicia Trost says below: “We cannot deny the ads…the agency does not endorse the message or group. You have to look at it for exactly what words are used and what images are used.” But when I submitted this ad in April 2017, I was told that “the SFMTA’s policy prohibits all political or public issue ads.” If that is so, they would have rejected the ad from these Jew-haters, which, if not political, is certainly a “public issue.” So we will continue fighting this. It’s a fight for our freedom of speech rights, and yours.

“California transit agency allows ad from Holocaust denial group,” by Sam Levin, Guardian, September 12, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

A San Francisco public transit agency has approved adverts from a group that promotes Holocaust denial and antisemitic views, claiming the organization has a “free speech” right to buy train station billboards.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) officials defended their decision to allow ads for the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified as a hate group that aims to “defend Nazism” and spread Holocaust denial propaganda.

The far-left Guardian has to go to the far-left hate group SPLC to find out that Nazism is bad? Does Obama know about this?

The electronic billboards, which say “History Matters!” and provide the name of the California-based organization, are in rotation at two Bart stations in San Francisco. They come at a time when antisemitic incidents have accelerated at alarming rates in the US and across the world, and as far-right groups and neo-Nazis have increasingly pushed racist and fascist views under the guise of advocating for free speech.

“We cannot deny the ads,” a Bart spokeswoman, Alicia Trost, said in an interview on Tuesday, noting that the agency does not endorse the message or group. “You have to look at it for exactly what words are used and what images are used … There is plenty of case law and court rulings that show if you deny the ad, you can be taken to court, and you’ll lose, and that’s obviously costly.”

The ads, which are running for most of September in the Powell and Montgomery stations, have prompted some backlash from the public, said Trost: “When people look into it, they are upset about the ads, which is understandable.”

The IHR was founded in 1978 by Willis Carto, a prominent far-right figure and Holocaust denier. The group previously published an antisemitic journal and sponsored Holocaust denial conferences, according to the SPLC, a not-for-profit that documents extremism and rightwing hate movements. IHR has been on the decline in recent years, but still runs a website where it promotes “extremist books and other materials”, the SPLC said.

The IHR website published an article saying there is “no evidence for Nazi gas chambers” and another saying “Germans were no more antisemitic than any other people”….

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Senior ‘Palestinian’ Journalist: Arafat Told Me He Went Along With Oslo Accords Because It Would Force Jews to ‘Leave Palestine Like Rats…

Journalist Abd Al-Bari Atwan released an article in the Rai Al-Yawm online newspaer that revealed Yasser Arafat had told him he only supported the Oslo Accords to drive out the Jewish people — to force them to flee “like rats abandoning a sinking ship,” is how he reportedly put it.

Yasser Arafat

Arafat, former leader of the PLO, was a heavy supporter of Hamas and had worked with Hezbollah to bring arms to Gaza.

Despicable. Of course, the left loved Arafat.

More, from MEMRI:

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, Palestinian journalist Abd Al-Bari Atwan, editor of the online newspaper Rai Al-Yawm, revealed in an article that the late Palestinian Authority (PA) president and PLO leader Yasser Arafat had told him in confidence that he did not believe in the Oslo Accords path but that he was going along with it because it was an opportunity “to bring the PLO and the resistance back to Palestine” and to drive out the Jews “like rats abandoning a sinking ship.” Atwan also noted in his article that Arafat had cooperated with, funded, and armed members of Hamas, and had coordinated with Hizbullah to dispatch ships bringing weapons to the Gaza coast. Arafat, he added, paid for this with his life, because he had “caused the outbreak of the armed Second Intifada and brought weapons from everywhere possible.”

The following are excerpts from Atwan’s article, which was published on September 13, 2018:

“A quarter of a century ago today, the PLO leadership and the Palestinian people walked into the biggest trap in modern Arab history, set for them by the Israelis and their Western allies and some Arabs [as well]. They walked into it with their eyes open, believing the lie of peace and of the establishment of an independent Palestinian state – a lie exposed later by the facts on the ground.

“We were three friends of a minority that doubted the credibility of this celebration of mendacity and self-deception, and publicly opposed it. The first was the great poet and author Mahmoud Darwish; the second was [PLO Executive Committee member] Abdallah Hourani, and the third was this writer. Darwish quit the PLO Executive Committee, and Hourani followed him. I found no way to express my opposition to this mistake except for penning an editorial for the paper I edited at the time [the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi] on the subject of the situation in Somalia, for publication on the morning of the day of the signing [of the Oslo Accords], when there would be handshakes and smiles on the White House lawn…

“President Arafat was isolated from most of the Arabs, particularly in the Gulf countries, because he had supported Iraq during its invasion of Kuwait… The Gulf countries, Egypt, and Syria were hostile to him, and he was being pressured by several lobbies, some of them Palestinian financiers and some of them Arabs, as well as some Europeans. He maintained that the Oslo track, whose architect was [current PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, could protect the PLO, extricate it from its isolation, bring it back into the international arena and plant in it the first seeds of the Palestinian state.

“I recall that when we left his headquarters in the Jugurtha neighborhood of Tunis, he pulled me aside on the pretext that he wanted to go for a walk, and to get away from the listening devices, and then said: ‘I want to tell you something that I ask that you not mention or attribute to me until after my death.’ Sighing, he continued: ‘I am going to Palestine through the Oslo gate, despite my reservations [about this path], in order to bring back to there [i.e. to Palestine] the PLO and the resistance. I promise you that the Jews will leave Palestine like rats abandoning a sinking ship. This will not come true in my lifetime, but it will in your lifetime.’ He told me that he did not trust the Israelis at all. I confirm with certainty that he spoke the truth…

“As he wished, Arafat attained martyrdom, via Israel’s poison, after being besieged in his headquarters [in Ramallah] for months for refusing to sign Camp David agreements or to relinquish Jerusalem and the right of return, and for causing the outbreak of the armed Second Intifada and bringing in weapons from everywhere possible. I know well that he cooperated with the Hamas fighters in Gaza and the West Bank, and funded and armed them. In this framework, he established a bridge with Hizbullah and its leaders in southern Lebanon. They would send arms in ships, inside barrels that were tossed overboard near the Gaza coast. This was because he understood that the Israelis do not want peace or to make concessions, and do not want the establishment of an independent [Palestinian] state.

“I am not revealing this information, some of which may already be known, in order to protect the late Arafat, but in order for it to be historic testimony. I am fully convinced that the Oslo Accords were an historic mistake and a poisoned dagger to the heart of the Palestinian cause, and that they led to the current catastrophes – beginning with the increased [PA-Israeli] security coordination, through the greenlighting of Arab normalization with Israel, and concluding with [President Trump’s] ‘Deal of the Century’ whose implementation in stages has begun: The first stage is the recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish world; the second is the elimination of the right of return; and the third is the confederation with Jordan, the tahdiya [calm] in Gaza, and perhaps the annexation of most of the settlements and the 800,000 settlers in them by Israel…”

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Maryland: Appeals court erases deportation order for Muslim migrant who admitted aiding jihadis

Now this savage can “continue his studies at a Maryland college.” Yet he “pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, admitting that he had agreed in his secret online life to raise money and recruit terrorists for jihad.” Now he can just go to college as if nothing happened. And what if he starts to recruit jihadis at the college, or gets involved in some other jihad activity? If that happens, will the authorities responsible for allowing him to be there, and for preventing him from being deported, be held responsible? They should be. If leftist activist judges were held legally accountable for the consequences of their disastrous and treasonous rulings, much of the chaos they create would soon be ended.

“Court: Ex-terror defendant facing deportation is US citizen,” by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press, September 13, 2018:

NEW YORK — A one-time Maryland high school honors student who admitted aiding Muslim extremists overseas and helped the U.S. pursue terrorists after his 2011 arrest is a U.S. citizen, a federal appeals panel said Thursday as it erased a pending deportation order.

The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan means 24-year-old Mohammad Hassan Khalid can continue his studies at a Maryland college.

His Philadelphia lawyer, Wayne Sachs, called the decision a “very satisfying victory for a well-deserving young man with a bright future.”

He said the three-judge appeals panel, unlike four earlier courts, “properly focused on the law rather than the petitioner’s ‘notoriety.’”

The U.S. government did not immediately say if it planned to appeal.

Circuit Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote that he cannot congratulate Khalid, given that he “plotted sneaking violence against Americans.”

“He cooperated with the authorities only when, having been caught, he found himself needing another kind of refuge,” Jacobs said.

Circuit Judge Christopher F. Droney, who wrote the main opinion, explained that Khalid was entitled to citizenship because he was under age 18 when his father gained citizenship….

Khalid entered the United States in 2007 with his family. He was born in the United Arab Emirates, but was a Pakistani citizen because his parents were Pakistani.

Khalid was 17 when he was arrested in 2011 after winning a full scholarship to prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Authorities said he had been engaging in radical Islamist chat rooms from his family’s small apartment near Baltimore since he was 15.

In 2012, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, admitting that he had agreed in his secret online life to raise money and recruit terrorists for jihad….

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Italy’s Interior Minister keeps election promise as Italy starts deporting migrants

Bravo. If Europe has any shot at survival, it will be the result of the new wave of politicians elected on the promise of defense of human freedom. Matteo Salvini, the Italian Interior Minister, is one of the foremost among them. Recently Salvini called on Merkel and Macron to move “from words to facts” as they acknowledged had been left alone to cope with the migrant crisis hitting Europe since 2015. Salvini said the two EU leaders should be “coherent” and demanded they keep their promise of reforming core European Union treaties. But he isn’t waiting for them. He is acting now to save his country. Other European nations should pay close attention, and imitate him — or continue on their path to national suicide.

“Italy’s Interior Minister keeps election promise as Italy starts deporting migrants,” by Ben Perchiron, Voice of Europe, September 12, 2018:

Italy’s Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, who vowed to deport hundreds of thousands of illegal African migrants from Italy back to their respective countries, seems to have started in earnest now….

After reaching several agreements with their country of origin, Italian authorities loaded the immigrants onto a boat to Libya, where they’d then be put on a plane to Nigeria. Later, Mr Matteo Salvini commented: “there’ll be 165 fewer potential rapists of our women, and this is only the beginning.”

With this act Italy wants to send a strong message to migrants: “We want African migrants to know that if they come here, we will send them back. Italy is no longer open to all types of immigration.”

This coincides with Mr Salvini’s message to the UN – that Italy cannot be accused of “racism” as during decades Italy took in thousands of migrants. “Deporting them isn’t racist, it’s merely common sense.” Mr Salvini is now considering cutting funds to the United Nations.

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Israel: Death Penalty for Terrorists’ Bill Passes First Knesset Vote

A bill to help civilian and military courts in Israel convict and sentence terrorists of murder made it past a crucial legislative step, winning the majority of votes, 52-49.

Great news.

The bill, brought forward by the defense minister, had been backed by the bulk of the governing coaltion.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman

But certain elements of the Knesset opposed. The United Torah Judaism party, for example, refused to even cast a vote.

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The proposal, which was introduced by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party, was backed by most of the 66-member governing coalition.

The United Torah Judaism party, however, abstained from the vote, withholding its six votes after the haredi faction failed to reach an agreement with Liberman regarding another piece of legislation proposed by the Shas party.

Earlier on Wednesday, Liberman stormed out of a meeting with UTJ leaders after the haredi faction demanded that the Defense Minister back the “Supermarket Law”, which would enable the Interior Minister to nullify local bylaws permitting the opening of businesses on the Sabbath.

Liberman has expressed his opposition to the law, calling it ‘religious coercion’.

After the Defense Minister failed to agree to drop his opposition to the proposal, haredi MKs warned they would be unable to support his proposal to reduce the requirements for imposing the death penalty on terrorists, saying that they would have to consult the party’s spiritual leaders for guidance on the issue.

If it passes its first, second and third readings, the law would allow army courts to sentence terrorists found guilty of murder to death with only a simple majority. Under current law, the death penalty may only be imposed by unanimous decision.

The law would also permit state criminal courts to impose the death penalty under the same conditions.

Israel has not used the death penalty since the 1962 execution of SS officer Adolf Eichmann.

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Sen. Cory Booker admitted to sexually assaulting high school friend in 1992

By all rights, Booker should resign. And Muslim Brotherhood serial sexual assaulter Hakim Muhammad (nee Keith Ellison) should too. As for Kavanaugh, the far-left professor’s accusation is without any evidence. None. It’s just another vicious lie for the party of destroyers. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is facing accusations of hypocrisy over his calls to delay the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegations, as he once admitted groping a friend without her consent in high school . (FOX) The senator, who urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to first let the FBI conduct an investigation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused the high court nominee of sexual assault over 35 years ago, once wrote an article detailing an instance where he groped a female friend. Cory Booker’s 1992 column detailing ‘groping’ of high school friend resurfaces Washington Times, September 20, 2018: A 1992 column by now- Sen. Cory Booker detailing his “groping” of a high school friend has resurfaced as he pushes to delay Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ’s confirmation hearings over a sexual assault allegation. In the 1992 column for The Stanford Daily, then- Stanford University grad student Mr. Booker wrote about the New Year’s Eve incident in 1984 that he will “never forget.” In the column, titled, “So much for stealing second,” Mr. Booker said he was 15 when he fondled an intoxicated female friend. “With the ‘Top Gun’ slogan ringing in my head, I slowly reached for her breast,” he wrote. “After having my hand pushed away once, I reached my ‘mark.’ Our groping ended soon and while no ‘relationship’ ensued, a friendship did. You see, the next week in school she told me that she was drunk that night and didn’t really know what she was doing.” Mr. Booker said he was conditioned to believe that sex was “a game,” and that hooking up was best achieved through “luck, guile, strategy or coercion,” and lots of alcohol. He wrote about how his attitude toward sex dramatically changed after just a couple years at Stanford , and how his work as a peer counselor listening to the “raw truth from men and women discussing rape” was a real “wake-up call” for the future senator. “I now see the crowds, no, not the spectators, but the thousands, the millions who are rarely seen or heard,” he said of sexual assault victims.

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VIDEOS and PHOTOS: Demonstrators at NYC British Consulate Demand Jew-Hater Jeremy Corbyn Repent or Resign

  Demonstrators gathered outside the British Consulate in Manhattan, organized by Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns, on the day before Yom Kippur eve, to denounce England’s Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn ‘s anti-Semitism and the hate he has engendered in Britain’s political and social systems. [ https://coalitionforjewishvalues.org] [/ https://amchainitiative.org/about/ ] Flickr slideshow “Holding placards such as ‘Corbyn:  Evil Anti-Semite. For Shame!,’ 30 demonstrators descended on the British Consulate in mid-Manhattan on Monday, September 17th, the day before Yom Kippur eve, to demand that British Labour Party head Jeremy Corbyn either ‘ do tshuva ‘ or resign. The action was not against the current Conservative Party government, but of concern that given today’s political instability in England, Labour could assume power .”  [ Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns press release]                 ( Parliament official portrait ) “Corbyn is leading Labour toward anti-Semitism, and British Jews are right to be worried.  In 2009, he invited Islamist ‘friends from Hamas’ to the House of Commons and said that the idea that the group ‘should be labelled as a terrorist organisation by the British government is really a big, big historical mistake.’ In 2010, he hosted an event (also at the House of Commons) on Holocaust Memorial Day in which a Jewish Auschwitz survivor compared the Israeli government to the Nazi regime. In 2014, he attended a ceremony in Tunisia and reportedly laid a wreath on the grave of one the Black September terrorists who murdered eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Before the Iranian state broadcaster, Press TV, was banned i n January 2012 , he reportedly accepted up to £ 20,000 for his appearances on the channel. ” [ National Review ] Video 1 :   Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Associate Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn declared in a talk punctuated by chants from the demonstrators: “W e are here to raise the alarm about growing anti-semitism across the world that’s embodied by the man Jeremy Corbyn. At this time,  just before Yom Kippur, we speak of tshuva, repentance. There are two ways, one in our brain — we read about Jeremy Corbyn, a problematic, evil person and think we don’t want him to come to a position of power. The other is what you standing here have done, act on your beliefs — and this is full tshuva, full repentance. When Corbyn equates Israel and zionism with Nazism, we say, am yisrael chai — the Jewish people live! When he links arms with terrorists, we say, am yisrael chai! When he shares platforms with Holocaust deniers, we say, am yisrael chai!” Rabbi Seigsohn concluded by blowing a shofar, a symbol of both a call to repentance and alarm. Video 2: Judy Kadish, co-executive director of Americans for a Safe Israel, added: “It’s so important that we come out and stand outside the British Consulate, representing a country which is now our ally. But Jeremy Corbyn is rising to power, not despite his anti-semitism, but using it as his lever to create a following. It’s scary. British rabbi Jonathan Sacks said that never in his lifetime did he think this would happen again, but here it is. We will not honor a man, Jeremy Corbyn, who’s honored terrorists, whose members have told Jews supporting Israel to resign from posts in the Labour Party. He should do repentance.” The crowd shouted: Corbyn resign! Corbyn resign!” Video 3 : New York Board of Rabbis director Rabbi Joseph Potasnik told the crowd and hundreds of passersby: “ We can actually commend Jeremy Corbyn for something no one else has done — bringing both left and right together. They agree: he’s an anti-semite. You can’t stand with Hamas, call them honorable, and think you’ll be honored. You can’t stand at the graves of the Munich Olympic terrorists and say you’re honorable. We all hope for repentance because we believe in miracles, but Corbyn won’t, so let him finally do the honorable thing and resign. We will not go away until he goes away.” “The snap demonstration came the day after the normally low-profile British Jewish community turned out 2500 protesters against Corbyn in Manchester, a clear sign of their deep distress over the spread of anti-semitic hate in Labour with Corbyn at its helm.” [ Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns press release] Powerful words on the floor of Parliament from British Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on growing anti-Semitism. He ended with , “ I never thought I would see this in my lifetime … that is why I cannot stay silent.” [Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

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Juanita Broaddrick: Sen. Feinstein Had No Interest In My Rape Allegation

Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of rape — and who’s never ever recanted her story, in all the years she’s made the accusation — had a blunt message for Sen. Dianna Feinstein about the supposed “due process” that needs to be given to Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, and it’s one that goes like this: Where was mine? The Clinton machine did nothing but shut down Broaddrick and paint her as a liar. And now? Now things like this, from Sen. Chuck Schumer. Should I call?? https://t.co/FMUKzBU87c — Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 21, 2018 Yet now the Democrats, including Feinstein, want to demand Christine Blasey Ford have her day in court, figuratively speaking, for her flimsy and meritless accusations against Kavanaugh? More from the Washington Times : Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, has championed Brett Kavanaugh’s #MeToo accuser, but Juanita Broaddrick says the senator never showed any interest in her 1999 rape allegation against President Bill Clinton. Ms. Feinstein was elected in 1992, making her one of the few remaining senators who served during independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation into Mr. Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. “It’s absurd,” Ms. Broaddrick said Wednesday on Fox News. “Not one Democrat would look at my deposition with the independent counsel. Oh my gosh, they did not want to know about it.” She pointed to the discrepancy between Democratic lack of interest in her case and the party’s outrage over allegations of sexual assault leveled last week against Mr. Kavanaugh. “Oh, it makes me go back to 1999, when Dianne Feinstein, along with every other Democrat, refused to read my deposition to the independent counsel,” said Ms. Broaddrick told Fox’s Laura Ingraham on Monday. “They would have nothing to do with it. That shows you the difference in the double standard that existed back then and still does today.” Ms. Broaddrick has also lashed out at Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat, who voted not guilty on the Clinton impeachment, as did Ms. Feinstein and Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat. Well, Dick, do I have a story for you. Once upon a time Bill Clinton raped me. https://t.co/RmkePhqIVF — Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 16, 2018 “You voted NOT GUILTY on both counts at Bill Clinton’s impeachment,” she tweeted. “You didn’t give a damn back then. You, Dicky Durban [sic], are a complete FRAUD.” Ms. Broaddrick also said that if Senate Democrats want the FBI to investigate the 36-year-old accusations against Mr. Kavanaugh, they should reopen her 40-year-old case, too. If you want the FBI to go back that far @HillaryClinton @MSNBC to investigate Ford’s allegations…. let’s investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too. Seems only fair. — Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 19, 2018 If you want the FBI to go back that far @HillaryClinton@MSNBC to investigate Ford’s allegations…. let’s investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too. Seems only fair. She has long accused Mr. Clinton of raping her a motel room in 1978 in Little Rock, when he was Arkansas attorney general. “Go back that far, let’s investigate my situation,” she said on Wednesday. “Why not? Everybody says well it was litigated and adjudicated—my case was never litigated, it was never adjudicated. It never went to court. I was never discredited at all.” Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school in Maryland. The allegation went public last week after Ms. Feinstein, ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she received a letter about the incident in late July and referred the matter to federal authorities a week ago. “During every step of this process, I’ve found every single piece of information from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford eminently credible, sincere and believable,” tweeted Ms. Feinstein on Tuesday. “She knew this would have a huge effect on her life and she was incredibly brave to come forward.”

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Three Detained Women’s Rights Activists In Iran Should Be Immediately Released

Three women’s rights activists who were arrested a few weeks ago for their participation in workshops on equal rights in marriage ought to be immediately arrested, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran, in a recently released statement. The women are lawyer Hoda Amid, sociologist Najmeh Vahedi and gender studies student Rezvaneh Mohammadi. The women have all been confined to their homes. That, even though they’ve never even been served a warrant or official charge. The Iranian regime has been systematically discriminating against women for years. More, from the Center for Human Rights in Iran : The three women’s rights activists arrested by Iran’s security forces since September 1—the lawyer Hoda Amid, the sociologist Najmeh Vahedi, and the gender studies student Rezvaneh Mohammadi—should be released immediately, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. All three women were involved in training workshops on equal marriage rights and other peaceful activities related to women’s rights. They were all arrested at their homes without a warrant. No information regarding the charges or where they are being held have been disclosed, and the families have been denied visitations or phone calls. “Iran’s authorities think they can stop people from advocating for women’s rights by locking them up, but unlawful arrests will not silence the growing number of people who are standing up for women’s rights in Iran,” said Hadi Ghaemi, CHRI’s executive director. There are concerns regarding the conditions under which the women may be being held, given the authorities’ documented pattern of holding political detainees incommunicado in solitary confinement for prolonged periods and subjecting them to intense pressure and threats during interrogations with no counsel present. In addition, female prisoners who are detained are sometime subjected to gender-based violence and/or sexual abuse. Amid and Vahedi were arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization in Tehran on September 1 and taken to an unknown location. Their arrest took place three days before they were scheduled to host a workshop on Iran’s marriage laws. “Amid and Vahedi did not have any mutual activities other than this educational workshop which was organized with a legal permit, so there was no excuse to detain them,” a source close to the case who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons told CHRI. “Gatherings like this have been held before and continue to be held.” Mohammadi was arrested at her home on September 3 by security agents. CHRI has not been able to independently confirm which organization was responsible for her arrest. During the arrest, Mohammadi’s mobile phone and other electronic devices were reportedly confiscated. The authorities in Iran have increasingly cracked down on growing societal demands for women’s rights in Iran, which have accelerated since the beginning of the year. For example, women in Iran are being jailed in record numbers for peacefully protesting against the compulsory hijab by removing it in public, and prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh has been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison since June 13, 2018 and is facing national security charges for representing these women. Hoda Amid is a lawyer who has represented numerous women before the courts pro-bono. She is a prominent advocate for gender equality in marriage through “equal marriage contracts” and has published widely on gender-based discrimination. Hundreds of women and men have participated in workshops on these contracts organized by Amid and her colleagues. Najmeh Vahedi is a sociologist who also specializes in gender studies. Over the past few years, she has focused on the fact that millions of women in Iran work without wages and retire without compensation—an issue that is increasingly attracting public attention. Hundreds of young women and men have also participated in workshops organized by Najmeh and her colleagues on gender-based discrimination. Rezvaneh Mohammadi has been active in promoting gender equality online and has participated in gender equality workshops. Mohammadi was arrested a few months ago by Gorgan city’s morality police force for not wearing a hijab. She was held for one night in the police’s detention center and released on bail. She was acquitted on her charge by the city court. “Women and men are increasingly speaking out against gender-based cultural repression and political and economic discrimination in Iran,” said Ghaemi, “and the authorities are mistaken if they think these unlawful arrests will silence them.”

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San Francisco transit agency refuses AFDI ads, allows ad from Holocaust denial group

Last year, BART refused to run AFDI’s “Back the Ban” ad. Worse still, they instituted a ban, the infamous Geller Ban , because of this ad. So they are in violation of their own ad ban. I am exploring my legal options on this now. Viewpoint discrimination is when they permit a particular subject, but pick and choose which viewpoints on the subject they will run. I will resubmit this ad, and Bart officials will likely argue that it is not the same subject matter as the ad from this Holocaust denial group, and maintain their ban. However, Bart spokeswoman Alicia Trost says below: “We cannot deny the ads…the agency does not endorse the message or group. You have to look at it for exactly what words are used and what images are used.” But when I submitted this ad in April 2017, I was told that “the SFMTA’s policy prohibits all political or public issue ads.” If that is so, they would have rejected the ad from these Jew-haters, which, if not political, is certainly a “public issue.” So we will continue fighting this. It’s a fight for our freedom of speech rights, and yours. “California transit agency allows ad from Holocaust denial group,” by Sam Levin, Guardian , September 12, 2018 (thanks to Mark): A San Francisco public transit agency has approved adverts from a group that promotes Holocaust denial and antisemitic views, claiming the organization has a “free speech” right to buy train station billboards. Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) officials defended their decision to allow ads for the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified as a hate group that aims to “defend Nazism” and spread Holocaust denial propaganda. The far-left Guardian has to go to the far-left hate group SPLC to find out that Nazism is bad? Does Obama know about this? The electronic billboards, which say “History Matters!” and provide the name of the California-based organization, are in rotation at two Bart stations in San Francisco. They come at a time when antisemitic incidents have accelerated at alarming rates in the US and across the world , and as far-right groups and neo-Nazis have increasingly pushed racist and fascist views under the guise of advocating for free speech . “We cannot deny the ads,” a Bart spokeswoman, Alicia Trost, said in an interview on Tuesday, noting that the agency does not endorse the message or group. “You have to look at it for exactly what words are used and what images are used … There is plenty of case law and court rulings that show if you deny the ad, you can be taken to court, and you’ll lose, and that’s obviously costly.” The ads, which are running for most of September in the Powell and Montgomery stations, have prompted some backlash from the public, said Trost: “When people look into it, they are upset about the ads, which is understandable.” The IHR was founded in 1978 by Willis Carto , a prominent far-right figure and Holocaust denier . The group previously published an antisemitic journal and sponsored Holocaust denial conferences, according to the SPLC, a not-for-profit that documents extremism and rightwing hate movements. IHR has been on the decline in recent years, but still runs a website where it promotes “extremist books and other materials”, the SPLC said. The IHR website published an article saying there is “no evidence for Nazi gas chambers” and another saying “Germans were no more antisemitic than any other people”….

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Senior ‘Palestinian’ Journalist: Arafat Told Me He Went Along With Oslo Accords Because It Would Force Jews to ‘Leave Palestine Like Rats…

Journalist Abd Al-Bari Atwan released an article in the Rai Al-Yawm online newspaer that revealed Yasser Arafat had told him he only supported the Oslo Accords to drive out the Jewish people — to force them to flee “like rats abandoning a sinking ship,” is how he reportedly put it. Yasser Arafat Arafat, former leader of the PLO, was a heavy supporter of Hamas and had worked with Hezbollah to bring arms to Gaza. Despicable. Of course, the left loved Arafat. More, from MEMRI : To mark the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, Palestinian journalist Abd Al-Bari Atwan, editor of the online newspaper Rai Al-Yawm, revealed in an article that the late Palestinian Authority (PA) president and PLO leader Yasser Arafat had told him in confidence that he did not believe in the Oslo Accords path but that he was going along with it because it was an opportunity “to bring the PLO and the resistance back to Palestine” and to drive out the Jews “like rats abandoning a sinking ship.” Atwan also noted in his article that Arafat had cooperated with, funded, and armed members of Hamas, and had coordinated with Hizbullah to dispatch ships bringing weapons to the Gaza coast. Arafat, he added, paid for this with his life, because he had “caused the outbreak of the armed Second Intifada and brought weapons from everywhere possible.” The following are excerpts from Atwan’s article, which was published on September 13, 2018: “A quarter of a century ago today, the PLO leadership and the Palestinian people walked into the biggest trap in modern Arab history, set for them by the Israelis and their Western allies and some Arabs [as well]. They walked into it with their eyes open, believing the lie of peace and of the establishment of an independent Palestinian state – a lie exposed later by the facts on the ground. “We were three friends of a minority that doubted the credibility of this celebration of mendacity and self-deception, and publicly opposed it. The first was the great poet and author Mahmoud Darwish; the second was [PLO Executive Committee member] Abdallah Hourani, and the third was this writer. Darwish quit the PLO Executive Committee, and Hourani followed him. I found no way to express my opposition to this mistake except for penning an editorial for the paper I edited at the time [the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi] on the subject of the situation in Somalia, for publication on the morning of the day of the signing [of the Oslo Accords], when there would be handshakes and smiles on the White House lawn… “President Arafat was isolated from most of the Arabs, particularly in the Gulf countries, because he had supported Iraq during its invasion of Kuwait… The Gulf countries, Egypt, and Syria were hostile to him, and he was being pressured by several lobbies, some of them Palestinian financiers and some of them Arabs, as well as some Europeans. He maintained that the Oslo track, whose architect was [current PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, could protect the PLO, extricate it from its isolation, bring it back into the international arena and plant in it the first seeds of the Palestinian state. “I recall that when we left his headquarters in the Jugurtha neighborhood of Tunis, he pulled me aside on the pretext that he wanted to go for a walk, and to get away from the listening devices, and then said: ‘I want to tell you something that I ask that you not mention or attribute to me until after my death.’ Sighing, he continued: ‘I am going to Palestine through the Oslo gate, despite my reservations [about this path], in order to bring back to there [i.e. to Palestine] the PLO and the resistance. I promise you that the Jews will leave Palestine like rats abandoning a sinking ship. This will not come true in my lifetime, but it will in your lifetime.’ He told me that he did not trust the Israelis at all. I confirm with certainty that he spoke the truth… “As he wished, Arafat attained martyrdom, via Israel’s poison, after being besieged in his headquarters [in Ramallah] for months for refusing to sign Camp David agreements or to relinquish Jerusalem and the right of return, and for causing the outbreak of the armed Second Intifada and bringing in weapons from everywhere possible. I know well that he cooperated with the Hamas fighters in Gaza and the West Bank, and funded and armed them. In this framework, he established a bridge with Hizbullah and its leaders in southern Lebanon. They would send arms in ships, inside barrels that were tossed overboard near the Gaza coast. This was because he understood that the Israelis do not want peace or to make concessions, and do not want the establishment of an independent [Palestinian] state. “I am not revealing this information, some of which may already be known, in order to protect the late Arafat, but in order for it to be historic testimony. I am fully convinced that the Oslo Accords were an historic mistake and a poisoned dagger to the heart of the Palestinian cause, and that they led to the current catastrophes – beginning with the increased [PA-Israeli] security coordination, through the greenlighting of Arab normalization with Israel, and concluding with [President Trump’s] ‘Deal of the Century’ whose implementation in stages has begun: The first stage is the recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish world; the second is the elimination of the right of return; and the third is the confederation with Jordan, the tahdiya [calm] in Gaza, and perhaps the annexation of most of the settlements and the 800,000 settlers in them by Israel…”

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Maryland: Appeals court erases deportation order for Muslim migrant who admitted aiding jihadis

Now this savage can “continue his studies at a Maryland college.” Yet he “pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, admitting that he had agreed in his secret online life to raise money and recruit terrorists for jihad.” Now he can just go to college as if nothing happened. And what if he starts to recruit jihadis at the college, or gets involved in some other jihad activity? If that happens, will the authorities responsible for allowing him to be there, and for preventing him from being deported, be held responsible? They should be. If leftist activist judges were held legally accountable for the consequences of their disastrous and treasonous rulings, much of the chaos they create would soon be ended. “Court: Ex-terror defendant facing deportation is US citizen,” by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press , September 13, 2018: NEW YORK — A one-time Maryland high school honors student who admitted aiding Muslim extremists overseas and helped the U.S. pursue terrorists after his 2011 arrest is a U.S. citizen, a federal appeals panel said Thursday as it erased a pending deportation order. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan means 24-year-old Mohammad Hassan Khalid can continue his studies at a Maryland college. His Philadelphia lawyer, Wayne Sachs, called the decision a “very satisfying victory for a well-deserving young man with a bright future.” He said the three-judge appeals panel, unlike four earlier courts, “properly focused on the law rather than the petitioner’s ‘notoriety.’” The U.S. government did not immediately say if it planned to appeal. Circuit Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote that he cannot congratulate Khalid, given that he “plotted sneaking violence against Americans.” “He cooperated with the authorities only when, having been caught, he found himself needing another kind of refuge,” Jacobs said. Circuit Judge Christopher F. Droney, who wrote the main opinion, explained that Khalid was entitled to citizenship because he was under age 18 when his father gained citizenship…. Khalid entered the United States in 2007 with his family. He was born in the United Arab Emirates, but was a Pakistani citizen because his parents were Pakistani. Khalid was 17 when he was arrested in 2011 after winning a full scholarship to prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Authorities said he had been engaging in radical Islamist chat rooms from his family’s small apartment near Baltimore since he was 15. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, admitting that he had agreed in his secret online life to raise money and recruit terrorists for jihad….

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Italy’s Interior Minister keeps election promise as Italy starts deporting migrants

Bravo. If Europe has any shot at survival, it will be the result of the new wave of politicians elected on the promise of defense of human freedom. Matteo Salvini, the Italian Interior Minister, is one of the foremost among them. Recently Salvini called on Merkel and Macron to move “from words to facts” as they acknowledged Italy had been left alone to cope with the migrant crisis hitting Europe since 2015. Salvini said the two EU leaders should be “coherent” and demanded they keep their promise of reforming core European Union treaties. But he isn’t waiting for them. He is acting now to save his country. Other European nations should pay close attention, and imitate him — or continue on their path to national suicide. “Italy’s Interior Minister keeps election promise as Italy starts deporting migrants,” by Ben Perchiron, Voice of Europe , September 12, 2018: Italy’s Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, who vowed to deport hundreds of thousands of illegal African migrants from Italy back to their respective countries, seems to have started in earnest now…. After reaching several agreements with their country of origin, Italian authorities loaded the immigrants onto a boat to Libya, where they’d then be put on a plane to Nigeria. Later, Mr Matteo Salvini commented : “there’ll be 165 fewer potential rapists of our women, and this is only the beginning.” With this act Italy wants to send a strong message to migrants: “We want African migrants to know that if they come here, we will send them back. Italy is no longer open to all types of immigration.” This coincides with Mr Salvini’s message to the UN – that Italy cannot be accused of “racism” as during decades Italy took in thousands of migrants. “Deporting them isn’t racist, it’s merely common sense.” Mr Salvini is now considering cutting funds to the United Nations.

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Israel: Death Penalty for Terrorists’ Bill Passes First Knesset Vote

A bill to help civilian and military courts in Israel convict and sentence terrorists of murder made it past a crucial legislative step, winning the majority of votes, 52-49. Great news. The bill, brought forward by the defense minister, had been backed by the bulk of the governing coaltion. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman But certain elements of the Knesset opposed. The United Torah Judaism party, for example, refused to even cast a vote. More from Israel National News :   The proposal, which was introduced by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party, was backed by most of the 66-member governing coalition. The United Torah Judaism party, however, abstained from the vote, withholding its six votes after the haredi faction failed to reach an agreement with Liberman regarding another piece of legislation proposed by the Shas party. Earlier on Wednesday, Liberman stormed out of a meeting with UTJ leaders after the haredi faction demanded that the Defense Minister back the “Supermarket Law”, which would enable the Interior Minister to nullify local bylaws permitting the opening of businesses on the Sabbath. Liberman has expressed his opposition to the law, calling it ‘religious coercion’. After the Defense Minister failed to agree to drop his opposition to the proposal, haredi MKs warned they would be unable to support his proposal to reduce the requirements for imposing the death penalty on terrorists, saying that they would have to consult the party’s spiritual leaders for guidance on the issue. If it passes its first, second and third readings, the law would allow army courts to sentence terrorists found guilty of murder to death with only a simple majority. Under current law, the death penalty may only be imposed by unanimous decision. The law would also permit state criminal courts to impose the death penalty under the same conditions. Israel has not used the death penalty since the 1962 execution of SS officer Adolf Eichmann.

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