Los Angeles: Masked Leftist Protesters Hurl Feces At Pro-Trump Cafe Owned by Jews #civilwar

The left is braying for civil war. Fascists, Jew-haters and violent people. We have seen this before. The oppressors accuse the oppressed. The racists hurl racism charges at their victims. Political violence became an essential and successful means of leftist warfare in the 60’s, the decade of destruction, and it is becoming increasingly common now. The success of the violent “student rebellion” in 1964 and the so-called Free Speech Movement has set the table for the left’s warmongering and treason. It was clear from the outset that the “student revolution” violently ushered in at Berkeley in the mid-sixties would come to this. The left is evil, and they mean to destroy our way of life, our freedom and us. It took decades to norm their anti-Americanism, their hatred of freedom and individual rights, but they have reached their tipping point. And the long beaten and battered among us have had it.

“‘I Love Peace,’ Says Boyle Heights Cafe Owner Of Protest Over Support Of Trump Immigration Policies,” CBS Los Angeles, July 18, 2018:

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Residents of a rapidly gentrifying enclave of Los Angeles tried to shut down the grand opening of a new coffee shop, saying the owner’s support of President Donald Trump’s stance on immigrants is reason alone to want him out of the neighborhood.

On Thursday, protesters held signs and screamed at patrons in front of Asher Caffe & Lounge located at 945 S. Boyle Ave. in Boyle Heights, a traditionally Jewish neighborhood that is now predominately Latino. They say they oppose the cafe and the owner over his support of Trump’s immigration policies.

“So what’s the connection? This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused — the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee,” Israeli-born businessman Asher Shalom told CBS2 News.

The kosher cafe was set to have a grand opening on July 12, the day anti-gentrification activists were met by Los Angeles Police officers blocking the entrance.

According to Eater LA, about 30 protesters associated with the group Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) showed up to speak up against Shalom, who they called “an anti-immigrant trump loving gentryfier” in a Facebook post.

“They really intensely protested and accosted all the visitors that came to our grand opening event,” said son David.

“It was very scary,” said Shalom’s daughter Yael. “There was a lot of people protesting outside wearing masks […] and they threw a significant amount of feces at our windows.”

DBH was accused of using similarly aggressive tactics against another coffeeshop in the area last year and against an art gallery nearby that eventually shuttered.

DBH showed a screenshot of a retweet of one of Trump’s messages about his proposed Muslim ban by Asher Fabrics Concept, one of Shalom’s other companies.

Shalom told CBS2 he came to the United States 30 years ago and is now a U.S. citizen. Shalom showed CBS2 two proclamations honoring him from L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Hilda Solis, both who represent Boyle Heights.

Shalom said his businesses employ dozens of people, including immigrants.

The Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce, which had invited Shalom to join and was slated to attend the grand opening, terminated his membership days before the confrontation. In a letter from chamber president Jennifer Lahoda, she mentions a photo shared by Shalom on his Facebook page reading, “I wish Democrats would fight as hard for Americans, as they do for illegals.”

Lahoda said the views expressed “are not in line with the values and objectives of the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce.”

“Boyle Heights thrives because of our diverse immigrant population — The Chamber will always celebrate and support this fact. We will not support anyone who chooses to conduct themselves in a hateful manner, especially toward members of our community.”

Shalom denies he is anti-immigrant or hateful, telling CBS2, “My name is ‘Shalom,’ and I love peace.”…

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Labour Antisemitism, as Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Announces ‘Disciplinary Action’ Against Prominent Jewish Critic

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing backlash over years of antisemitism that has dinged his political colleagues, vowed to take “disciplinary action” against a key Jewish critic who called him out for being an antisemitic and racist.

So that’s how it goes in Corbyn’s world, yes? When antisemitism strikes, blame the Jews?

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Corbyn confirmed he was going to take action against Dame Margaret Hodge, a Jewish Labour member of parliament and a descendant of Holocaust survivors who has been confronting antisemitism for some time.

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As the antisemitism scandal that has engulfed Britain’s opposition Labour Party for the last three years reached a fever pitch on Thursday, party leader Jeremy Corbyn remained defiant, threatening disciplinary action against one of his Jewish critics after she called him an “antisemite and a racist.”

On Wednesday, a spokesman for Corbyn confirmed “action will be taken” against Dame Margaret Hodge – a Jewish Labour member of parliament and veteran party figure – as she confronted the Labour leader in the parliamentary chamber during a crunch vote on Brexit. Calling Corbyn an “antisemite and a racist” to his face, Hodge, who is the descendant of Holocaust survivors, added: “You have proved you don’t want people like me in the party.”

Corbyn’s spokesperson said that “under the terms of the Parliamentary Labour Party rules there has to be respect between colleagues.” Hodge’s behavior “was clearly unacceptable under Labour Party rules,” the spokesperson said.

Hodge has strongly denied the claim of anonymous Labour Party sources that she swore at the Labour leader. Making her case independently in a searing oped for The Guardian newspaper, she stressed that “complaints to the Labour party about antisemitism from party members have been dealt with in a desultory manner.”

“The powerful ‘Enough is enough’ demonstration organized by the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council in March has effectively been ignored,” Hodge wrote.

Asserting that Labour “chose to make the party a hostile environment for Jews … It chose to entrench antisemitism,” Hodge remarked that she “chose to confront Jeremy directly and personally to express my anger and outrage.”

“I stand by my action as well as my words,” the MP declared.

At the root of Corbyn’s latest conflict with the UK Jewish community is the definition of antisemitism drawn up by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which has been adopted as a foundation for policy and practical action by numerous organizations globally and in Britain – including the UK and Scottish governments, the Welsh Assembly, the Crown Prosecution Service, the College of Policing, the National Union of Students and more than 120 local authorities. On Tuesday, Labour’s National Executive Committee rejected the definition, citing four theoretical examples in the text that deal with the overlap of anti-Zionism and antisemitism as the reason for its objection. The party instead adopted an alternative “code of conduct on antisemitism” that has been bitterly criticized by Jewish leaders and several senior Labour Party figures.

“In today’s Labour party, it is possible to argue that Israel is a Nazi-like state that should be wiped from the map, and that any Jews who say otherwise are probably paid by Israel to do so, and not be hauled up for antisemitism,” wrote Dave Rich – head of policy for the UK Jewish Community Security Trust (CST) – in a Guardian oped. “You may be told that your language is insensitive or impolite and asked to go on an education course, but your anti-racist reputation will remain intact.”

The controversy could yet split the Labour Party. On Thursday, the Jewish Chronicle newspaper in London published an editorial statement urging Jewish Labour MPs and their allies who are opposed to Corbyn to formally break with the party.

The paper argued that Dame Margaret Hodge’s public confrontation with Corbyn “has set in train events which cannot be predicted with certainty.”

“But already Jewish Labour MPs and their allies describe a ‘civil war’ with the Corbynites and say that they are at the ‘point of no return,’” the editorial stated. “They cannot back down…That surely means resigning the Labour whip and forming a new bloc of independent Labour MPs.”

On Thursday evening, around 700 British Jews gathered in central London’s Parliament Square for a fresh protest against Labour’s antisemitism.

A statement from the Campaign Against Antisemitism, which organized the rally, said that by “trying to redefine antisemitism his way, Jeremy Corbyn has left no doubt that he is the leader of an antisemitic institution, and he is perfectly happy with that.”

“The Labour Party should be abandoned by all decent people,” the statement continued.

Other political commentators have noted that Corbyn’s repeated clashes with British Jews could cost him support from the broader UK public, at a time when Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s government risks collapse over the Brexit negotiations with the EU.

Veteran pundit Polly Toynbee wrote in her column that Corbyn and Labour “mortally offending British Jews…risks being the hot story at Labour’s September conference, blanking out all that matters most from Brexit to benefits, housing to health.”

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Germany bus attack: Muslim migrant knifeman injures 14 victims ‘after dropping smoking backpack’

This is more of the poison fruit of Merkel’s suicidal immigration policies. She has inundated Germany with migrants without any idea of how difficult, and indeed, well-nigh impossible, to assimilate them. Migrants who have nothing but contempt for the culture and authorities of their new land are not going to assimilate. The future is only going more incidents like this one. The only way Germany can survive as a free nation now is by a drastic reversal of its immigration policies, but that is not on the horizon. Merkel has several more years left in which she can complete her work of destroying Germany and doing serious damage to Europe in general.

“Germany Lubeck bus attack: Knifeman injures 14 victims ‘after dropping smoking backpack’,” Mirror, July 20, 2018:

At least 14 people have been injured after a ‘mass stabbing’ on a bus in Lubeck, Germany.

A passenger is said to have dropped a backpack which reportedly started smoking, according to local media – as others on board the packed bus started screaming and trying to jump off.

The assailant is said to have been armed with a kitchen knife – although some local media are reporting the existence of a gun, yet to be confirmed.

He was overpowered by police at the scene and is under arrest, according to local police.

Eyewitnesses say the bus was full when one male passenger dropped a backpack which started ‘smouldering’, LN online report.

The man then reportedly pulled a gun and attacked those on the bus, it said.

The bus driver stopped the vehicle immediately and opened the doors for passengers to flee, before he too was allegedly attacked.

Police were at the scene within minutes of the first emergency calls being made and claim the man is of Iranian and in his 30s.

While early reports claimed one man has been killed later reports suggest there have been no deaths….

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EXCLUSIVE: An Islamic Terror Attack May Have Been Thwarted at a California Mall, Police Keeping Quiet

Evidence suggests that the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office and Los Cerritos Shopping Center in California are keeping quiet about a possible thwarted Islamic terror attack.

Steve Amundson is the founder of the Counter Jihad Coalition (CTC), an organization dedicated to countering jihad on the streets. On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Amundson was at the Los Cerritos shopping mall with a pastor passing out literature about Islam and the threat it poses to America and other Western nations.

CJC, which received pre-approved permission from the mall to have a booth, experienced what appears to be an attempted but thwarted act of terror against their anti-terror booth inside the mall.

While passing out literature, Amundson says an unidentified Muslim man who was wearing a backpack approached his colleague. According to Amundson, the Muslim man became irate and began arguing with the Pastor who was sitting at the table. Before leaving the table, Amundson says he witnessed the Muslim man strategically place his backpack underneath the CJC booth and walk away.

When Amundson saw the man walk away without his backpack, he said he immediately asked his colleague, the Pastor, whether or not he knew the man and if he was watching his backpack for him. When the Pastor said no, Amundson immediately alerted the mall security.

The events that unfolded next are shocking, and quite disturbing. Amundson told Big League Politics that after he alerted mall security, they approached the man and asked him if the backpack was his. The man said the backpack did belong to him, but he then refused to retrieve his backpack that he had placed underneath the CJC booth before walking away.

After a discussion with security, the Muslim man walked away with security, and security carefully took the backpack.

Over the past six months that Amundson and his colleagues have been tabling, he has experienced an increase in physical attacks against himself and his booth. For this reason, Amundson says he and his colleagues are trained to detect security threats and what they call “red flags”. While passing out literature on Saturday, Amundson says he witnessed and documented several red flags at the Los Cerritos Shopping Center.

The first red flag occurred when two Muslim men inside the mall began snapping pictures of the CJC booth and making phone calls shortly after. Amundson witnessed this and recognized it as “red flag one.”

The second red flag occurred when two Muslim women approached the booth and began cursing at the CJC’s booth operators, calling them liars. Mall security observed the hostile interaction and began speaking to the two women. It was at that moment when the two Muslim women distracted security that a white haired Muslim male walked over to the booth and slid his backpack under that table.

“I told security he left a backpack underneath our booth. The Muslim refused to take the backpack. We started to take cover behind cement pillars and told security to either call the bomb squad or have the guy pick up the backpack,” Amundson said. “He finally agreed to very carefully pick it up and security escorted him away. Security will not say at least right now if he was arrested, if the bomb squad was called or what. Was this a dry run or the real thing”?

According to Amundson, it is unknown whether mall security or police searched the Muslim man’s backpack, and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office has not yet released a statement about the events that transpired.

Amundson’s experience at the shopping center is disturbing and concerning for many reasons, primarily because it appears as though the mall security and Sheriff’s Office are actively working to keep the public and Amundson in the dark about what appears to be a dry run of a jihadi attack. What happened to Amundson at the shopping center is a very serious incident the needs to be further investigated and disclosed to the public to ensure that people are aware of the threat that is clearly present within their own community.

The fact that police and mall security are not disclosing to Amundson and the public the contents of the man’s back pack and why he placed it under the Counter Jihad table is egregious, given the fact that acts of terrorism involving similar tactics have been carried out across the United States and Europe, as jihadis continue to increase their aggressiveness, outreach, recruitment, and continued violence and attacks here in the United States.

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In October of 2017, Vicente A. Solano was arrested at Dolphin Mall in Miami, Florida after police say he was attempting to blow up the mall with a bomb he placed inside a shopping bag.  Police say the man had been making ISIS videos and was being monitored by the FBI before he was arrested by agents at the mall where he was planning on setting off a bomb inside the food court.

Amundson’s said a police report has been filed, and that police and mall security have a picture of the Muslim man who placed the backpack underneath the CJC table.

When Amundson returned to the mall to fill out another application to have another booth inside the shopping center on Saturday, mall security rejected his application in an email. “We reviewed the application for July 21, and we are not able to approve it under the circumstances.  We base our decision upon our significant safety concern, which we discussed with you last week after having reviewed the Center’s video footage and your organization’s description of the incident as a credible threat of violence or “dry-run,” along with photos on its website.  While we understand your organization’s right to engage in free speech subject to reasonable time, place and manner rules, we must consider the safety of the Center’s patrons,” said mall security from Los Cerritos Shopping Center.

According to Los Cerritos Shopping Center’s statement, it is evident that the mall security has chosen to appease the violent and overly aggressive Muslims who were screaming at Amundson and the Pastor at the CJC booth by not allowing Amundson and his colleagues to have their booth. Instead of explaining what type of credible threat was present and what was seen on the video footage mentioned in the statement, mall security chose to punish Amundson, who ultimately was targeted and harassed by Muslims inside the mall for exercising his free speech at a booth he had permission to use while passing out literature. Amundson is essentially being punished for speaking up when he saw what he believed was an attempt by an angry Muslim man to set off a bomb inside the mall in an attempt to silence critics of Islam.

It is rather egregious for Los Cerritos Shopping Center to claim that Amundson’s booth, as opposed to an aggressive Muslim placing a backpack under a table inside the mall and refusing to pick it up, is what would jeopardize the safety of the Center’s patrons.

Americans are constantly told, ‘If you see something, say something”, and they are constantly reminded at entertainment events and at airports to alert security if they come across unclaimed bags or backpacks, as it is through unclaimed bags and back backs that terrorists often set off explosions in crowded places. However, as Amundson’s experience further proves, when Americans do speak up and say something when they see something, they are punished and often accused of being racist or Islamophobic. It is for this very reason that many terror suspects and jihadis go unreported and why acts of terrorism that could have been prevented occur. People who dare speak up are often treated worse than the criminals and terrorist suspects themselves, which makes it more of a hassle for average Americans to speak up and file reports with law enforcement officials.

Patrons of the Los Cerritos Shopping Center should be more concerned about Muslims potentially placing explosives inside backpacks at the mall, not a man who is peacefully passing out pamphlets about Islam and Sharia Law in an attempt to educate people about the threat Islam poses to America.

It is a common tactic used by Islamists to use violence and intimidation to silence those who speak out against Islam. The evidence laid out suggests Islamists attempted to bomb, or conduct a dry run at the Los Cerritos Center in California on July 7, 2018. The frightening incident that Amundson and his colleagues experienced and reported to the mall security at Los Cerritos Center, as well as the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office is one of numerous incidents across the United States that have been carried out by jihadis who wish to silence those educate the public about the threat of Islam.

This is a developing investigative report, and the Geller Report will be monitoring it closely and updating the story.

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No Bombs and No Mullahs

Obama the obstructionist is gone. Now we have a man in office who does and means what he says. President Trump, in a short time, has achieved 138 things in a year that even 10 Presidents combined could hardly accomplish. Yet the left’s pathological hatred of the President continues. Leftist obstructionists attempt to disrupt the President in doing the country’s business. The left is completely obsessed with Trump, and does everything in its power to hurt the President. But Trump supporters, in the neighborhood of 63 million patriots, are willing and ready to stop this organized disruption.

Now that President Trump seems to have successfully dealt with North Korea, he should now turn his focus on the devilish mullahs in Iran.

A quick history: with Obama at the helm, Iran and six world powers known as the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reached a nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015, known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal,” that was intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program and provided for enhanced monitoring in exchange for relief from nuclear sanctions. This deal was dubious from the start. It benefited the mullahs, while leaving the doors open for the Islamic Republic to secretly continue with its nuclear ambitions.

While Obama considered the nuclear deal one of his major achievements, in May 2018, President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstated crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Undoubtedly, the best predictor of the future is the past. Iran’s mullahs are proven vicious mass killers. Their record is one of deception, dissimulation, treachery, violence, and much more. They can never be trusted. They have perfected the art of deception, doubletalk, double-dealing and treachery. History will prove that President Trump did the right thing.

For the past forty years, people in the West, especially in the United States, have been on the receiving end of a very sophisticated and convoluted campaign of disinformation and propaganda, dished out by the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and its lobbyist organizations in the U.S. The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) learned its methodology directly from the Soviet KGB, and many of the Islamists who supported Khomeini were actually trained in the old Soviet Union.

We must be aware of mullahs bearing gifts! The mullahs are diehard adherents of the Islamists’ eleventh commandment: “Thou shall not lie or dissimilate (Taqiyya), deceive or cheat unless it serves a higher purpose.”

My advice to the current administration is this: don’t let down your guard and make sure that no one lulls you into the deadly trap of complacency. The mullahs are much more deceptive than Putin and his old KGB thugs.

Let me warn you, if these mullahs get their hands on the bomb, they will make use of it in numerous ways. They will use it for blackmail, they will use it in small packages through untraceable proxies, they will use it to launch an EMP attack, and they might even launch it by their missiles in a homicide-suicide fashion, which is their trademark.

For the past 20 years, I have repeatedly stated that in order to bury the mullahs in their own graveyard that they have made, one must support the Iranian people. They have been ready, but were lied to by previous administrations. But time for change is ripe.

Former President George W. Bush, at his many annual State of the Union addresses, spoke numerous times about the plight of the Iranian people. He once said, “If the Iranian people stand for themselves, the United States will stand with them.” Throughout his presidency, the Iranians, of all people, hailed Bush as a courageous President and an angel of freedom. While his popularity was surging in Iran, his approval rating at home was going down. Finally, the Iranian people realized that Bush’s love affair was all about Tehran’s nuclear ambition, not freedom and liberty for the Iranian people. Like his predecessors, he was “all hat, no cattle.”

In short: the U.S. has, in free Iranians, its best friends in the entire world. It is imperative for the U.S. to help these Iranians to dislodge the vicious doomsday mullahs, not as an act of altruism, but as a prudent measure of enlightened self-interest.

 

 

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WATCH VIDEO: Attempted kidnapping in Canada of two Jewish girls today. Four “dark skinned women” were in the car

It was perhaps inevitable, given Canada’s immigration policies during the disastrous administration of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that Canada would start to see the same Islamic Jew-hatred and the same terrorizing of infidel women that we are seeing all over Europe ?due to the massive Muslim migrant influx. This is by no means the last incident of its kind that we are going to see in North America. Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran, and Muslims in France have already engaged in large-scale harassment and violence, and sometimes even torture and murder (Ilan Halimi, Sarah Halimi, etc.) of Jews. But remember: anyone who questions the Muslim migrant influx is a racist, Islamophobic bigot.

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Alan Dershowitz concedes: He didnt realize how …

VINEYARD HAVEN Alan Dershowitz picked a bad week to defend President Trump.

Nonetheless there was the famed former Harvard Law professor Wednesday night, sitting on the stage at the Katharine Cornell Theater on Marthas Vineyard, arguing that a special counsel should not have been appointed to investigate Trumps ties to Russia.

A polite, somewhat subdued, crowd turned out to hear Dershowitz, who is a longtime summer resident, tell the gathering why he defends the man so despised by many on the island.

Look, I was born provocative. Thats why I was a successful teacher. My job is to provoke conversation, he said, commenting on the backlash to his defense of Trump. Maybe I didnt realize enough how emotionally people are invested in opposing Trump.

I was talking to their minds and I probably wasnt sufficiently in tune to their heart and soul and emotions, he said. Ive lived a contentious life all of my life and this is the first time that this kind of contentious approach has had such a profound impact on friendships and personal relationships.

It was a bold move to defend Trump, especially this week, considering the presidents baffling utterances in Helsinki, where he appeared to pledge allegiance to Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence agencies, prompting some Americans to label Trump a traitor. The presidents clumsy attempts to clarify his remark have only raised more questions.

But Dershowitz has been steadfast in his belief that Trump did not obstruct justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey he was merely exercising his authority and shouldnt be impeached. Predictably, that assessment has upset some of the legal scholars longtime friends on the Vineyard a liberal enclave far friendlier to Trumps predecessor and Dershowitz has lamented that a few of his left-leaning pals had shunned him for his views on Trump.

Dershowitz arranged Wednesdays event with the idea that his frenemies friends whove become enemies, at least for now might show up and debate him. But no one knew quite what, or who, to expect, so a police officer was conspicuous at the theater named for a long-ago stage actress whos buried in Tisbury.

Security proved unnecessary. Even if few agreed with Dershowitz and it was clear from their questions that some in the audience did not everyone was civil as the former law professor explained his defense of a president even he abhors. Dershowitz, who said he voted for Hillary Clinton and contributed, along with his wife, over $10,000 to her campaign, said he opposes pretty much everything Trump has done so far.

So its a great challenge for me to make constitutional arguments that have the effect of helping somebody with whom I so strongly disagree, said Dershowitz, adding that hes never voted for a Republican in a national election and only one William Weld for Massachusetts governor in a state election.

Dershowitz has been a prolific writer throughout his career, and is still at it, even at 79. His latest book his 37th is titled The Case Against Impeaching Trump, and it was on sale Wednesday night for $20. (The book is blurbed by Trumps good buddy Sean Hannity, the conservative Fox News host, who gushes: This brand new book by Professor Dershowitz is absolutely amazing.)

Dershowitz insisted hed be making the same arguments if the shoe was instead on Clintons foot.

Im there not only defending the rights of our incumbent president, but the rights, I hope, of all Americans, he said.

The depth of the rift between Dershowitz and some in his Vineyard social circle became public a few weeks ago when an angry e-mail exchange made its way to the media. Dershowitzs critics, who included prominent LA entertainment lawyer Walter Teller and MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, accused Dershowitz of a quenchless appetite to be in the public eye, to have a seat at the table, even if the table is at Fox News, Mar-a-Lago, the White House.

Dershowitz has indeed been in the public eye a lot over the past 50 years, having represented such high-profile characters as televangelist Jim Bakker, socialite Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, and O.J. Simpson. He admitted he didnt like all of them, but he defended them nonetheless.

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Zuckerberg clarifies: I personally find Holocaust denial …

I just got this email from Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, clarifying remarks he made in a Recode Decode podcast interview I did with him yesterday.

First, read it in its entirety:

I enjoyed our conversation yesterday, but theres one thing I want to clear up. I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didnt intend to defend the intent of people who deny that.

Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services. If something is spreading and is rated false by fact checkers, it would lose the vast majority of its distribution in News Feed. And of course if a post crossed line into advocating for violence or hate against a particular group, it would be removed. These issues are very challenging but I believe that often the best way to fight offensive bad speech is with good speech.

I look forward to catching up again soon.

Mark

For those who dont know the back story, Zuckerberg talked about a range of things in the 90-minute interview, from privacy to news to China to who is responsible for the Russian election meddling on the powerful social media platform he created (he is!).

But one series of remarks he made to illustrate how he and the company think about controversial and false content that is allowed on the platform has attracted some criticism. After I asked about what Facebook should do about false news, such as some of the content that is published on a site like Infowars, Zuckerberg gave an unprompted example of Holocaust deniers to make his point about allowing hoaxes to be published on the site.

Here is the whole exchange between us:

Okay. Sandy Hook didnt happen is not a debate. It is false. You cant just take that down?

I agree that it is false.

Okay.

I also think that going to someone who is a victim of Sandy Hook and telling them, Hey, no, youre a liar that is harassment, and we actually will take that down. But overall, lets take this whole closer to home …

Okay.

Im Jewish, and theres a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened.

Yes, theres a lot.

I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I dont believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I dont think that theyre intentionally getting it wrong, but I think …

In the case of the Holocaust deniers, they might be, but go ahead.

Its hard to impugn intent and to understand the intent. I just think, as abhorrent as some of those examples are, I think the reality is also that I get things wrong when I speak publicly. Im sure you do. Im sure a lot of leaders and public figures we respect do too, and I just dont think that it is the right thing to say, Were going to take someone off the platform if they get things wrong, even multiple times. What we will do is well say, Okay, you have your page, and if youre not trying to organize harm against someone, or attacking someone, then you can put up that content on your page, even if people might disagree with it or find it offensive. But that doesnt mean that we have a responsibility to make it widely distributed in News Feed. I think we, actually, to the contrary …

So you move them down? Versus, in Myanmar, where you remove it?

Yes.

Some on Twitter found Zuckerbergs point that Holocaust deniers do not intend to impart false information and cause damage was, um, problematic.

Heres just one from longtime tech entrepreneur Mitch Kapor, for example:

In any case, its clear the contentious debate about the power and responsibility of Facebook around what content the world sees and does not see on its massive network is not going away soon.

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Berkeley Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Speech, and Donald Trump …

BERKELEY, Calif. A speech by the divisive right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, was canceled on Wednesday night after demonstrators set fires and threw objects at buildings to protest his appearance.

The university announced the cancellation on Twitter around 6 p.m. local time, about an hour after a section of the campus erupted in protest.

All buildings on campus were locked down for several hours, and the university police said on Twitter that students should leave the area because of the violent demonstration. The lockdown was lifted around 10:55 p.m. local time.

Early Thursday morning, President Trump spoke out against the university for canceling the event.

In an appearance on Fox and Friends on Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, one of Mr. Trumps top advisers, compared the protest to those that took place at airports across the country over the weekend in opposition to the presidents executive order on immigration.

I dont even know if they know what theyre protesting, she said. Is it the free speech? Having someone maybe on your campus who has a dissenting point of view or wants to present an alternative point of view?

Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California and a former mayor of San Francisco, tweeted that he was appalled at Mr. Trumps apparent threat to take away the universitys federal funding.

Mr. Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News, is known for his gleeful attacks on political correctness that can sometimes veer into offensive and racially charged language. He has called feminism a cancer and Malala Yousafzai schoolmarmish, and as a gay immigrant says that he has faced backlash from other gay people when revealing his politics.

His flamethrower approach has aroused a fierce backlash.

He was barred from Twitter last year for inciting trolls to attack the Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.

Ms. Jones was among those who spoke out last month when Mr. Yiannopoulos announced he had signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster that was said to be worth $250,000. The publisher defended its decision to publish Mr. Yiannopoulos in a letter to authors and attempted to reassure them that the book would not include hate speech. At least one author, Roxane Gay, pulled her next book from the publisher in response to its decision to work with Mr. Yiannopoulos.

His scheduled speech at U.C. Davis last month devolved into a tense standoff between protesters and the police. It was called off before it could begin over security concerns.

Mr. Yiannopoulos was invited by the Berkeley College Republicans, a student group that portrayed the event, which was to have been held Wednesday night, as a way to jolt the liberal campus with a different perspective.

More than 100 faculty members called for blocking the event in a letter to Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. It cited a speech Mr. Yiannopoulos delivered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he belittled a transgender student by name.

On Twitter, the Berkeley campus police described the episode on Wednesday night as major protest attacks and urged people to stay away. Crowds lingered despite police orders to disperse.

The university deeply regrets the cancellation of the event, said Dan Mogulof, a spokesman.

Mr. Mogulof blamed the violence on outsiders whom he said disrupted what had been a peaceful protest.

This university was essentially invaded by more than 100 individuals clad in ninja-like uniforms who were armed and engaged in paramilitary tactics, Mr. Mogulof said. They were implementing a very clear plan to engage in violence, disruption and property destruction.

No serious injuries were reported, Mr. Mogulof said, and a tally of damage to the university and surrounding areas was still underway Thursday morning.

On Facebook, Mr. Yiannopoulos said he had been evacuated from the campus after violent left-wing protesters tore down barricades, lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building.

He added, One thing we do know for sure: The Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.

After Berkeley, he had no future appearances scheduled, according to his website.

Thomas Fuller reported from Berkeley, Calif., and Christopher Mele from New York. Mike McPhate contributed reporting.

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Los Angeles: Masked Leftist Protesters Hurl Feces At Pro-Trump Cafe Owned by Jews #civilwar

The left is braying for civil war. Fascists, Jew-haters and violent people. We have seen this before. The oppressors accuse the oppressed. The racists hurl racism charges at their victims. Political violence became an essential and successful means of leftist warfare in the 60’s, the decade of destruction, and it is becoming increasingly common now. The success of the violent “ student rebellion”  in 1964 and the so-called  Free Speech Movement  has set the table for  the left’s warmongering and treason . It was clear from the outset that the “student revolution” violently ushered in at Berkeley in the mid-sixties would come to this. The left is evil, and they mean to destroy our way of life, our freedom and us. It took decades to norm their anti-Americanism, their hatred of freedom and individual rights, but they have reached their tipping point. And the long beaten and battered among us have had it. “‘I Love Peace,’ Says Boyle Heights Cafe Owner Of Protest Over Support Of Trump Immigration Policies,” CBS Los Angeles , July 18, 2018: BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Residents of a rapidly gentrifying enclave of Los Angeles tried to shut down the grand opening of a new coffee shop, saying the owner’s support of President Donald Trump’s stance on immigrants is reason alone to want him out of the neighborhood. On Thursday, protesters held signs and screamed at patrons in front of Asher Caffe & Lounge located at 945 S. Boyle Ave. in Boyle Heights, a traditionally Jewish neighborhood that is now predominately Latino. They say they oppose the cafe and the owner over his support of Trump’s immigration policies. “So what’s the connection? This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused — the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee,” Israeli-born businessman Asher Shalom told CBS2 News. The kosher cafe was set to have a grand opening on July 12, the day anti-gentrification activists were met by Los Angeles Police officers blocking the entrance. According to Eater LA , about 30 protesters associated with the group Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) showed up to speak up against Shalom, who they called “an anti-immigrant trump loving gentryfier” in a Facebook post. “They really intensely protested and accosted all the visitors that came to our grand opening event ,” said son David. “It was very scary,” said Shalom’s daughter Yael. “There was a lot of people protesting outside wearing masks […] and they threw a significant amount of feces at our windows.” DBH was accused of using similarly aggressive tactics against another coffeeshop in the area last year and against an art gallery nearby that eventually shuttered. DBH showed a screenshot of a retweet of one of Trump’s messages about his proposed Muslim ban by Asher Fabrics Concept, one of Shalom’s other companies . Shalom told CBS2 he came to the United States 30 years ago and is now a U.S. citizen. Shalom showed CBS2 two proclamations honoring him from L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Hilda Solis, both who represent Boyle Heights. Shalom said his businesses employ dozens of people, including immigrants. The Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce, which had invited Shalom to join and was slated to attend the grand opening, terminated his membership days before the confrontation. In a letter from chamber president Jennifer Lahoda, she mentions a photo shared by Shalom on his Facebook page reading, “I wish Democrats would fight as hard for Americans, as they do for illegals.” Lahoda said the views expressed “are not in line with the values and objectives of the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce.” “Boyle Heights thrives because of our diverse immigrant population — The Chamber will always celebrate and support this fact. We will not support anyone who chooses to conduct themselves in a hateful manner, especially toward members of our community.” Shalom denies he is anti-immigrant or hateful, telling CBS2, “My name is ‘Shalom,’ and I love peace.”…

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Labour Antisemitism, as Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Announces ‘Disciplinary Action’ Against Prominent Jewish Critic

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing backlash over years of antisemitism that has dinged his political colleagues, vowed to take “disciplinary action” against a key Jewish critic who called him out for being an antisemitic and racist. So that’s how it goes in Corbyn’s world, yes? When antisemitism strikes, blame the Jews? Jeremy Corbyn Corbyn confirmed he was going to take action against Dame Margaret Hodge, a Jewish Labour member of parliament and a descendant of Holocaust survivors who has been confronting antisemitism for some time. More from the Algemeiner : As the antisemitism scandal that has engulfed Britain’s opposition Labour Party for the last three years reached a fever pitch on Thursday, party leader Jeremy Corbyn remained defiant, threatening disciplinary action against one of his Jewish critics after she called him an “antisemite and a racist.” On Wednesday, a spokesman for Corbyn confirmed “action will be taken” against Dame Margaret Hodge – a Jewish Labour member of parliament and veteran party figure – as she confronted the Labour leader in the parliamentary chamber during a crunch vote on Brexit. Calling Corbyn an “antisemite and a racist” to his face, Hodge, who is the descendant of Holocaust survivors, added: “You have proved you don’t want people like me in the party.” Corbyn’s spokesperson said that “under the terms of the Parliamentary Labour Party rules there has to be respect between colleagues.” Hodge’s behavior “was clearly unacceptable under Labour Party rules,” the spokesperson said. Hodge has strongly denied the claim of anonymous Labour Party sources that she swore at the Labour leader. Making her case independently in a searing oped for The Guardian newspaper, she stressed that “complaints to the Labour party about antisemitism from party members have been dealt with in a desultory manner.” “The powerful ‘Enough is enough’ demonstration organized by the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council in March has effectively been ignored,” Hodge wrote. Asserting that Labour “chose to make the party a hostile environment for Jews … It chose to entrench antisemitism,” Hodge remarked that she “chose to confront Jeremy directly and personally to express my anger and outrage.” “I stand by my action as well as my words,” the MP declared. At the root of Corbyn’s latest conflict with the UK Jewish community is the definition of antisemitism drawn up by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which has been adopted as a foundation for policy and practical action by numerous organizations globally and in Britain – including the UK and Scottish governments, the Welsh Assembly, the Crown Prosecution Service, the College of Policing, the National Union of Students and more than 120 local authorities. On Tuesday, Labour’s National Executive Committee rejected the definition, citing four theoretical examples in the text that deal with the overlap of anti-Zionism and antisemitism as the reason for its objection. The party instead adopted an alternative “code of conduct on antisemitism” that has been bitterly criticized by Jewish leaders and several senior Labour Party figures. “In today’s Labour party, it is possible to argue that Israel is a Nazi-like state that should be wiped from the map, and that any Jews who say otherwise are probably paid by Israel to do so, and not be hauled up for antisemitism,” wrote Dave Rich – head of policy for the UK Jewish Community Security Trust (CST) – in a Guardian oped. “You may be told that your language is insensitive or impolite and asked to go on an education course, but your anti-racist reputation will remain intact.” The controversy could yet split the Labour Party. On Thursday, the Jewish Chronicle newspaper in London published an editorial statement urging Jewish Labour MPs and their allies who are opposed to Corbyn to formally break with the party. The paper argued that Dame Margaret Hodge’s public confrontation with Corbyn “has set in train events which cannot be predicted with certainty.” “But already Jewish Labour MPs and their allies describe a ‘civil war’ with the Corbynites and say that they are at the ‘point of no return,’” the editorial stated. “They cannot back down…That surely means resigning the Labour whip and forming a new bloc of independent Labour MPs.” On Thursday evening, around 700 British Jews gathered in central London’s Parliament Square for a fresh protest against Labour’s antisemitism. A statement from the Campaign Against Antisemitism, which organized the rally, said that by “trying to redefine antisemitism his way, Jeremy Corbyn has left no doubt that he is the leader of an antisemitic institution, and he is perfectly happy with that.” “The Labour Party should be abandoned by all decent people,” the statement continued. Other political commentators have noted that Corbyn’s repeated clashes with British Jews could cost him support from the broader UK public, at a time when Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s government risks collapse over the Brexit negotiations with the EU. Veteran pundit Polly Toynbee wrote in her column that Corbyn and Labour “mortally offending British Jews…risks being the hot story at Labour’s September conference, blanking out all that matters most from Brexit to benefits, housing to health.”

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Germany bus attack: Muslim migrant knifeman injures 14 victims ‘after dropping smoking backpack’

This is more of the poison fruit of Merkel’s suicidal immigration policies. She has inundated Germany with migrants without any idea of how difficult, and indeed, well-nigh impossible, to assimilate them. Migrants who have nothing but contempt for the culture and authorities of their new land are not going to assimilate. The future is only going more incidents like this one. The only way Germany can survive as a free nation now is by a drastic reversal of its immigration policies, but that is not on the horizon. Merkel has several more years left in which she can complete her work of destroying Germany and doing serious damage to Europe in general. “Germany Lubeck bus attack: Knifeman injures 14 victims ‘after dropping smoking backpack’,” Mirror , July 20, 2018: At least 14 people have been injured after a ‘mass stabbing’ on a bus in Lubeck, Germany. A passenger is said to have dropped a backpack which reportedly started smoking, according to local media – as others on board the packed bus started screaming and trying to jump off. The assailant is said to have been armed with a kitchen knife – although some local media are reporting the existence of a gun, yet to be confirmed. He was overpowered by police at the scene and is under arrest, according to local police. Eyewitnesses say the bus was full when one male passenger dropped a backpack which started ‘smouldering’, LN online report. The man then reportedly pulled a gun and attacked those on the bus, it said. The bus driver stopped the vehicle immediately and opened the doors for passengers to flee, before he too was allegedly attacked. Police were at the scene within minutes of the first emergency calls being made and claim the man is of Iranian and in his 30s. While early reports claimed one man has been killed later reports suggest there have been no deaths….

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EXCLUSIVE: An Islamic Terror Attack May Have Been Thwarted at a California Mall, Police Keeping Quiet

Evidence suggests that the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office and Los Cerritos Shopping Center in California are keeping quiet about a possible thwarted Islamic terror attack. Steve Amundson is the founder of the Counter Jihad Coalition (CTC), an organization dedicated to countering jihad on the streets. On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Amundson was at the Los Cerritos shopping mall with a pastor passing out literature about Islam and the threat it poses to America and other Western nations. CJC, which received pre-approved permission from the mall to have a booth, experienced what appears to be an attempted but thwarted act of terror against their anti-terror booth inside the mall. While passing out literature, Amundson says an unidentified Muslim man who was wearing a backpack approached his colleague. According to Amundson, the Muslim man became irate and began arguing with the Pastor who was sitting at the table. Before leaving the table, Amundson says he witnessed the Muslim man strategically place his backpack underneath the CJC booth and walk away. When Amundson saw the man walk away without his backpack, he said he immediately asked his colleague, the Pastor, whether or not he knew the man and if he was watching his backpack for him. When the Pastor said no, Amundson immediately alerted the mall security. The events that unfolded next are shocking, and quite disturbing. Amundson told Big League Politics that after he alerted mall security, they approached the man and asked him if the backpack was his. The man said the backpack did belong to him, but he then refused to retrieve his backpack that he had placed underneath the CJC booth before walking away. After a discussion with security, the Muslim man walked away with security, and security carefully took the backpack. Over the past six months that Amundson and his colleagues have been tabling, he has experienced an increase in physical attacks against himself and his booth. For this reason, Amundson says he and his colleagues are trained to detect security threats and what they call “red flags”. While passing out literature on Saturday, Amundson says he witnessed and documented several red flags at the Los Cerritos Shopping Center. The first red flag occurred when two Muslim men inside the mall began snapping pictures of the CJC booth and making phone calls shortly after. Amundson witnessed this and recognized it as “red flag one.” The second red flag occurred when two Muslim women approached the booth and began cursing at the CJC’s booth operators, calling them liars. Mall security observed the hostile interaction and began speaking to the two women. It was at that moment when the two Muslim women distracted security that a white haired Muslim male walked over to the booth and slid his backpack under that table. “I told security he left a backpack underneath our booth. The Muslim refused to take the backpack. We started to take cover behind cement pillars and told security to either call the bomb squad or have the guy pick up the backpack,” Amundson said. “He finally agreed to  very carefully  pick it up and security escorted him away. Security will not say at least right now if he was arrested, if the bomb squad was called or what. Was this a dry run or the real thing”? According to Amundson, it is unknown whether mall security or police searched the Muslim man’s backpack, and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office has not yet released a statement about the events that transpired. Amundson’s experience at the shopping center is disturbing and concerning for many reasons, primarily because it appears as though the mall security and Sheriff’s Office are actively working to keep the public and Amundson in the dark about what appears to be a dry run of a jihadi attack. What happened to Amundson at the shopping center is a very serious incident the needs to be further investigated and disclosed to the public to ensure that people are aware of the threat that is clearly present within their own community. The fact that police and mall security are not disclosing to Amundson and the public the contents of the man’s back pack and why he placed it under the Counter Jihad table is egregious, given the fact that acts of terrorism involving similar tactics have been carried out across the United States and Europe, as jihadis continue to increase their aggressiveness, outreach, recruitment, and continued violence and attacks here in the United States. WATCH:  Exclusive Interview with Steve Amundson  In October of 2017, Vicente A. Solano was arrested at Dolphin Mall in Miami, Florida after police say he was attempting to blow up the mall with a bomb he placed inside a shopping bag.  Police say the man had been making ISIS videos and was being monitored by the FBI before he was arrested by agents at the mall where he was planning on setting off a bomb inside the food court. Amundson’s said a police report has been filed, and that police and mall security have a picture of the Muslim man who placed the backpack underneath the CJC table. When Amundson returned to the mall to fill out another application to have another booth inside the shopping center on Saturday, mall security rejected his application in an email. “We reviewed the application for July 21, and we are not able to approve it under the circumstances.  We base our decision upon our significant safety concern, which we discussed with you last week after having reviewed the Center’s video footage and your organization’s description of the incident as a credible threat of violence or “dry-run,” along with photos on its website.  While we understand your organization’s right to engage in free speech subject to reasonable time, place and manner rules, we must consider the safety of the Center’s patrons,” said mall security from Los Cerritos Shopping Center. According to Los Cerritos Shopping Center’s statement, it is evident that the mall security has chosen to appease the violent and overly aggressive Muslims who were screaming at Amundson and the Pastor at the CJC booth by not allowing Amundson and his colleagues to have their booth. Instead of explaining what type of credible threat was present and what was seen on the video footage mentioned in the statement, mall security chose to punish Amundson, who ultimately was targeted and harassed by Muslims inside the mall for exercising his free speech at a booth he had permission to use while passing out literature. Amundson is essentially being punished for speaking up when he saw what he believed was an attempt by an angry Muslim man to set off a bomb inside the mall in an attempt to silence critics of Islam. It is rather egregious for Los Cerritos Shopping Center to claim that Amundson’s booth, as opposed to an aggressive Muslim placing a backpack under a table inside the mall and refusing to pick it up, is what would jeopardize the safety of the Center’s patrons. Americans are constantly told, ‘If you see something, say something”, and they are constantly reminded at entertainment events and at airports to alert security if they come across unclaimed bags or backpacks, as it is through unclaimed bags and back backs that terrorists often set off explosions in crowded places. However, as Amundson’s experience further proves, when Americans do speak up and say something when they see something, they are punished and often accused of being racist or Islamophobic. It is for this very reason that many terror suspects and jihadis go unreported and why acts of terrorism that could have been prevented occur. People who dare speak up are often treated worse than the criminals and terrorist suspects themselves, which makes it more of a hassle for average Americans to speak up and file reports with law enforcement officials. Patrons of the Los Cerritos Shopping Center should be more concerned about Muslims potentially placing explosives inside backpacks at the mall, not a man who is peacefully passing out pamphlets about Islam and Sharia Law in an attempt to educate people about the threat Islam poses to America. It is a common tactic used by Islamists to use violence and intimidation to silence those who speak out against Islam. The evidence laid out suggests Islamists attempted to bomb, or conduct a dry run at the Los Cerritos Center in California on July 7, 2018. The frightening incident that Amundson and his colleagues experienced and reported to the mall security at Los Cerritos Center, as well as the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office is one of numerous incidents across the United States that have been carried out by jihadis who wish to silence those educate the public about the threat of Islam. This is a developing investigative report, and the Geller Report will be monitoring it closely and updating the story.

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No Bombs and No Mullahs

Obama the obstructionist is gone. Now we have a man in office who does and means what he says. President Trump, in a short time, has achieved 138 things in a year that even 10 Presidents combined could hardly accomplish. Yet the left’s pathological hatred of the President continues. Leftist obstructionists attempt to disrupt the President in doing the country’s business. The left is completely obsessed with Trump, and does everything in its power to hurt the President. But Trump supporters, in the neighborhood of 63 million patriots, are willing and ready to stop this organized disruption. Now that President Trump seems to have successfully dealt with North Korea, he should now turn his focus on the devilish mullahs in Iran. A quick history: with Obama at the helm, Iran and six world powers known as the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reached a nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015, known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal,” that was intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program and provided for enhanced monitoring in exchange for relief from nuclear sanctions. This deal was dubious from the start. It benefited the mullahs, while leaving the doors open for the Islamic Republic to secretly continue with its nuclear ambitions. While Obama considered the nuclear deal one of his major achievements, in May 2018, President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstated crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Undoubtedly, the best predictor of the future is the past. Iran’s mullahs are proven vicious mass killers. Their record is one of deception, dissimulation, treachery, violence, and much more. They can never be trusted. They have perfected the art of deception, doubletalk, double-dealing and treachery. History will prove that President Trump did the right thing. For the past forty years, people in the West, especially in the United States, have been on the receiving end of a very sophisticated and convoluted campaign of disinformation and propaganda, dished out by the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and its lobbyist organizations in the U.S. The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) learned its methodology directly from the Soviet KGB, and many of the Islamists who supported Khomeini were actually trained in the old Soviet Union. We must be aware of mullahs bearing gifts! The mullahs are diehard adherents of the Islamists’ eleventh commandment: “Thou shall not lie or dissimilate ( Taqiyya ), deceive or cheat unless it serves a higher purpose.” My advice to the current administration is this: don’t let down your guard and make sure that no one lulls you into the deadly trap of complacency. The mullahs are much more deceptive than Putin and his old KGB thugs. Let me warn you, if these mullahs get their hands on the bomb, they will make use of it in numerous ways. They will use it for blackmail, they will use it in small packages through untraceable proxies, they will use it to launch an EMP attack, and they might even launch it by their missiles in a homicide-suicide fashion, which is their trademark. For the past 20 years, I have repeatedly stated that in order to bury the mullahs in their own graveyard that they have made, one must support the Iranian people. They have been ready, but were lied to by previous administrations. But time for change is ripe. Former President George W. Bush, at his many annual State of the Union addresses, spoke numerous times about the plight of the Iranian people. He once said, “If the Iranian people stand for themselves, the United States will stand with them.” Throughout his presidency, the Iranians, of all people, hailed Bush as a courageous President and an angel of freedom. While his popularity was surging in Iran, his approval rating at home was going down. Finally, the Iranian people realized that Bush’s love affair was all about Tehran’s nuclear ambition, not freedom and liberty for the Iranian people. Like his predecessors, he was “all hat, no cattle.” In short: the U.S. has, in free Iranians, its best friends in the entire world. It is imperative for the U.S. to help these Iranians to dislodge the vicious doomsday mullahs, not as an act of altruism, but as a prudent measure of enlightened self-interest.    

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WATCH VIDEO: Attempted kidnapping in Canada of two Jewish girls today. Four “dark skinned women” were in the car

It was perhaps inevitable, given Canada’s immigration policies during the disastrous administration of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that Canada would start to see the same Islamic Jew-hatred and the same terrorizing of infidel women that we are seeing all over Europe ?due to the massive Muslim migrant influx. This is by no means the last incident of its kind that we are going to see in North America. Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran, and Muslims in France have already engaged in large-scale harassment and violence, and sometimes even torture and murder (Ilan Halimi, Sarah Halimi, etc.) of Jews. But remember: anyone who questions the Muslim migrant influx is a racist, Islamophobic bigot. Video thanks to Meir HaLevi Weinstein .

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Alan Dershowitz concedes: He didnt realize how …

VINEYARD HAVEN Alan Dershowitz picked a bad week to defend President Trump. Nonetheless there was the famed former Harvard Law professor Wednesday night, sitting on the stage at the Katharine Cornell Theater on Marthas Vineyard, arguing that a special counsel should not have been appointed to investigate Trumps ties to Russia. A polite, somewhat subdued, crowd turned out to hear Dershowitz, who is a longtime summer resident, tell the gathering why he defends the man so despised by many on the island. Look, I was born provocative. Thats why I was a successful teacher. My job is to provoke conversation, he said, commenting on the backlash to his defense of Trump. Maybe I didnt realize enough how emotionally people are invested in opposing Trump. I was talking to their minds and I probably wasnt sufficiently in tune to their heart and soul and emotions, he said. Ive lived a contentious life all of my life and this is the first time that this kind of contentious approach has had such a profound impact on friendships and personal relationships. It was a bold move to defend Trump, especially this week, considering the presidents baffling utterances in Helsinki, where he appeared to pledge allegiance to Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence agencies, prompting some Americans to label Trump a traitor. The presidents clumsy attempts to clarify his remark have only raised more questions. But Dershowitz has been steadfast in his belief that Trump did not obstruct justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey he was merely exercising his authority and shouldnt be impeached. Predictably, that assessment has upset some of the legal scholars longtime friends on the Vineyard a liberal enclave far friendlier to Trumps predecessor and Dershowitz has lamented that a few of his left-leaning pals had shunned him for his views on Trump. Dershowitz arranged Wednesdays event with the idea that his frenemies friends whove become enemies, at least for now might show up and debate him. But no one knew quite what, or who, to expect, so a police officer was conspicuous at the theater named for a long-ago stage actress whos buried in Tisbury. Security proved unnecessary. Even if few agreed with Dershowitz and it was clear from their questions that some in the audience did not everyone was civil as the former law professor explained his defense of a president even he abhors. Dershowitz, who said he voted for Hillary Clinton and contributed, along with his wife, over $10,000 to her campaign, said he opposes pretty much everything Trump has done so far. So its a great challenge for me to make constitutional arguments that have the effect of helping somebody with whom I so strongly disagree, said Dershowitz, adding that hes never voted for a Republican in a national election and only one William Weld for Massachusetts governor in a state election. Dershowitz has been a prolific writer throughout his career, and is still at it, even at 79. His latest book his 37th is titled The Case Against Impeaching Trump, and it was on sale Wednesday night for $20. (The book is blurbed by Trumps good buddy Sean Hannity, the conservative Fox News host, who gushes: This brand new book by Professor Dershowitz is absolutely amazing.) Dershowitz insisted hed be making the same arguments if the shoe was instead on Clintons foot. Im there not only defending the rights of our incumbent president, but the rights, I hope, of all Americans, he said. The depth of the rift between Dershowitz and some in his Vineyard social circle became public a few weeks ago when an angry e-mail exchange made its way to the media. Dershowitzs critics, who included prominent LA entertainment lawyer Walter Teller and MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, accused Dershowitz of a quenchless appetite to be in the public eye, to have a seat at the table, even if the table is at Fox News, Mar-a-Lago, the White House. Dershowitz has indeed been in the public eye a lot over the past 50 years, having represented such high-profile characters as televangelist Jim Bakker, socialite Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, and O.J. Simpson. He admitted he didnt like all of them, but he defended them nonetheless. The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com’s email news alerts. Thanks for signing up!

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Zuckerberg clarifies: I personally find Holocaust denial …

I just got this email from Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, clarifying remarks he made in a Recode Decode podcast interview I did with him yesterday. First, read it in its entirety: I enjoyed our conversation yesterday, but theres one thing I want to clear up. I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didnt intend to defend the intent of people who deny that. Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services. If something is spreading and is rated false by fact checkers, it would lose the vast majority of its distribution in News Feed. And of course if a post crossed line into advocating for violence or hate against a particular group, it would be removed. These issues are very challenging but I believe that often the best way to fight offensive bad speech is with good speech. I look forward to catching up again soon. Mark For those who dont know the back story, Zuckerberg talked about a range of things in the 90-minute interview, from privacy to news to China to who is responsible for the Russian election meddling on the powerful social media platform he created (he is!). But one series of remarks he made to illustrate how he and the company think about controversial and false content that is allowed on the platform has attracted some criticism. After I asked about what Facebook should do about false news, such as some of the content that is published on a site like Infowars, Zuckerberg gave an unprompted example of Holocaust deniers to make his point about allowing hoaxes to be published on the site. Here is the whole exchange between us: Okay. Sandy Hook didnt happen is not a debate. It is false. You cant just take that down? I agree that it is false. Okay. I also think that going to someone who is a victim of Sandy Hook and telling them, Hey, no, youre a liar that is harassment, and we actually will take that down. But overall, lets take this whole closer to home … Okay. Im Jewish, and theres a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened. Yes, theres a lot. I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I dont believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I dont think that theyre intentionally getting it wrong, but I think … In the case of the Holocaust deniers, they might be, but go ahead. Its hard to impugn intent and to understand the intent. I just think, as abhorrent as some of those examples are, I think the reality is also that I get things wrong when I speak publicly. Im sure you do. Im sure a lot of leaders and public figures we respect do too, and I just dont think that it is the right thing to say, Were going to take someone off the platform if they get things wrong, even multiple times. What we will do is well say, Okay, you have your page, and if youre not trying to organize harm against someone, or attacking someone, then you can put up that content on your page, even if people might disagree with it or find it offensive. But that doesnt mean that we have a responsibility to make it widely distributed in News Feed. I think we, actually, to the contrary … So you move them down? Versus, in Myanmar, where you remove it? Yes. Some on Twitter found Zuckerbergs point that Holocaust deniers do not intend to impart false information and cause damage was, um, problematic. Heres just one from longtime tech entrepreneur Mitch Kapor, for example: In any case, its clear the contentious debate about the power and responsibility of Facebook around what content the world sees and does not see on its massive network is not going away soon. Sign up for our Recode Daily newsletter to get the top tech and business news stories delivered to your inbox.

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July 20, 2018  Tags:   Posted in: Holocaust Denial  Comments Closed

Berkeley Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Speech, and Donald Trump …

BERKELEY, Calif. A speech by the divisive right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, was canceled on Wednesday night after demonstrators set fires and threw objects at buildings to protest his appearance. The university announced the cancellation on Twitter around 6 p.m. local time, about an hour after a section of the campus erupted in protest. All buildings on campus were locked down for several hours, and the university police said on Twitter that students should leave the area because of the violent demonstration. The lockdown was lifted around 10:55 p.m. local time. Early Thursday morning, President Trump spoke out against the university for canceling the event. In an appearance on Fox and Friends on Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, one of Mr. Trumps top advisers, compared the protest to those that took place at airports across the country over the weekend in opposition to the presidents executive order on immigration. I dont even know if they know what theyre protesting, she said. Is it the free speech? Having someone maybe on your campus who has a dissenting point of view or wants to present an alternative point of view? Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California and a former mayor of San Francisco, tweeted that he was appalled at Mr. Trumps apparent threat to take away the universitys federal funding. Mr. Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News, is known for his gleeful attacks on political correctness that can sometimes veer into offensive and racially charged language. He has called feminism a cancer and Malala Yousafzai schoolmarmish, and as a gay immigrant says that he has faced backlash from other gay people when revealing his politics. His flamethrower approach has aroused a fierce backlash. He was barred from Twitter last year for inciting trolls to attack the Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones. Ms. Jones was among those who spoke out last month when Mr. Yiannopoulos announced he had signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster that was said to be worth $250,000. The publisher defended its decision to publish Mr. Yiannopoulos in a letter to authors and attempted to reassure them that the book would not include hate speech. At least one author, Roxane Gay, pulled her next book from the publisher in response to its decision to work with Mr. Yiannopoulos. His scheduled speech at U.C. Davis last month devolved into a tense standoff between protesters and the police. It was called off before it could begin over security concerns. Mr. Yiannopoulos was invited by the Berkeley College Republicans, a student group that portrayed the event, which was to have been held Wednesday night, as a way to jolt the liberal campus with a different perspective. More than 100 faculty members called for blocking the event in a letter to Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. It cited a speech Mr. Yiannopoulos delivered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he belittled a transgender student by name. On Twitter, the Berkeley campus police described the episode on Wednesday night as major protest attacks and urged people to stay away. Crowds lingered despite police orders to disperse. The university deeply regrets the cancellation of the event, said Dan Mogulof, a spokesman. Mr. Mogulof blamed the violence on outsiders whom he said disrupted what had been a peaceful protest. This university was essentially invaded by more than 100 individuals clad in ninja-like uniforms who were armed and engaged in paramilitary tactics, Mr. Mogulof said. They were implementing a very clear plan to engage in violence, disruption and property destruction. No serious injuries were reported, Mr. Mogulof said, and a tally of damage to the university and surrounding areas was still underway Thursday morning. On Facebook, Mr. Yiannopoulos said he had been evacuated from the campus after violent left-wing protesters tore down barricades, lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building. He added, One thing we do know for sure: The Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down. After Berkeley, he had no future appearances scheduled, according to his website. Thomas Fuller reported from Berkeley, Calif., and Christopher Mele from New York. Mike McPhate contributed reporting.

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July 20, 2018  Tags:   Posted in: Milo Yiannopoulos  Comments Closed


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