Did Christine Ford’s Friend, Monica McLean, Orchestrate the Case Against Kavanaugh?

In this morning’s post, I discussed the possibility, being the political animal that Christine Blasey Ford appears to be, that once her friends heard she had known Brett Kavanaugh in high school, they convinced her to write a letter to her congresswoman and submit a “tip” to the Washington Post alleging that he had once sexually assaulted her at a party.

Then I came across a very interesting post from The Conservative Tree House’s “Sundance,” who sees CBF’s friend, Monica L. McLean, as playing a major role in setting up this hoax.

Monica McLean was the friend whom, according to CBF’s ex-boyfriend, she had helped prep for an FBI pre-employment polygraph test. (CBF denied, under oath, that she had done so. She also denied having any previous knowledge of how polygraph tests work.)

Ms. McLean, a lawyer, was hired by the FBI, where she remained for 24 years. During that time, according to public records, she worked in both the Los Angeles area and in New York City.

Sometime between 2000 and 2003, Ms. Monica L McLean transferred to the Southern District of New York (SDNY), FBI New York Field Office; where she shows up on various reports, including media reports, as a spokesperson for the FBI.

There was a family death in 2003, and Monica McLean then shows up with an address listed in Washington DC in 2003; so it would appear Ms. McLean spent about 10 years in California, and then returned to the east-coast.

…”according to Monica McLean, spokeswoman for the FBI’s New York office.” [2009 citation]

After 2003, Ms. Monica L McLean is working with the SDNY as a Public Information Officer for the FBI New York Field Office, side-by-side with SDNY Attorney General Preet Bharara:

(Document Source – pdf)

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ms. McLean retired from the FBI in 2016, after 24 years of work.  [*It should be noted that Ms. McLean’s PIO partner in New York, Jim Margolin, is still currently employed there; and coincidentally attached to the case against President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.]

McLean, now currently retired, lists Rehoboth Beach, DE as her home address.

During her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, CBF stated that she had prepared her letter to Dianne Feinstein by herself in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

[Transcript]

MITCHELL: The second is the letter that you wrote to Senator Feinstein, dated the — July 30th of this year.

MITCHELL: Did you write the letter yourself?

FORD: I did.

MITCHELL: And I — since it’s dated July 30th, did you write it on that date?

FORD: I believe so. I — it sounds right. I was in Rehoboth, Delaware, at the time. I could look into my calendar and try to figure that out. It seemed…

MITCHELL: Was it written on or about that date?

FORD: Yes, yes. I traveled, I think, the 26th of July to Rehoboth, Delaware. So that makes sense, because I wrote it from there.

MITCHELL: Is the letter accurate?

FORD: I’ll take a minute to read it.

Sure looks like CBF spent four days visiting her life-long friend and former roommate, Monica McLean. The same Monica McLean who, until 2016, had been an FBI special agent, and in that capacity, a former New York field office spokesperson, and DOJ/FBI Public Information Officer under Preet Bharara, who is no fan of President Trump.

Gee, I wonder if Ms. McLean was involved in this process?

That would certainly begin to explain quite a bit about who exactly was handling Ms. Ford; and how there would be an intentional effort, from a subject matter expert, on how to best position the attack against Brett Kavanaugh.

Who better to help scrub the internet history, and know what processes and people to enlist in such preparatory work, than a retired lawyer who worked deeply inside the FBI?

Not only did Ms. McLean possesses a particular set of skills to assist Ms. Ford, but Ms. McLean would also have a network of DOJ and FBI resources to assist in the endeavor.  A former friendly FBI agent to do the polygraph; a network of politically motivated allies?

Does the appearance of FBI insider and Deputy FBI Director to Andrew McCabe, Michael Bromwich, begin to make more sense?

Do the loud and overwhelming requests by political allies for FBI intervention, take on a different meaning or make more sense, now?

Standing back and taking a look at the bigger, BIG PICTURE….. could it be that Mrs. McLean and her team of ideological compatriots within the DOJ and FBI, who have massive axes to grind against the current Trump administration, are behind this entire endeavor?

Considering all of the embattled, angry, institutional officials (former and current); and considering the recently fired DOJ and FBI officials; and considering the officials currently under investigation; and considering the declassification requests which will likely lead to the exposure of even more corruption….  Could it be that these elements wanted to do something, anything to get back at the executive branch; and possibly change the tide?

If so, and I think the likelihood is pretty good, doesn’t everything known just easily reconcile if you think of Ms. Blasey-Ford as a tool for those ideologues?

If Ms Monica Lee McLean and her allies wanted to strike, she couldn’t be the visible face of the confrontation because she was retired FBI.  It would be too obvious.  She would need a patsy; a friend who could deploy the hit on her/their behalf.  It would need to be someone she could shape, easily manage and guide etc.  Someone who could be trusted, and at the same time would be trusting of them.

It is quite likely Ms. McLean selected/recruited her life-long best friend, Ms. Blasey-Ford.

It’s a very plausible theory and one that actually explains a lot of the peculiarities in the case. It explains why none of the four named witnesses have any recollection of the evening. Because CBF makes no definitive statements about time, place, how she got there and home, the incident is impossible to prove or disprove.

It explains why none of her friends were ever told and why her mother somehow never guessed that something was very wrong with her 15-year-old daughter if CBF was truly as traumatized as she claims. Most mothers would be able to sense that.

Actually, it makes a lot of sense. But the problems with a plan like this are the unanticipated reactions of old boyfriends, friends, documents such as therapy notes, building permits and travel history.

It’s not too much of a stretch to believe that the same folks who framed the fairly elected President of the United States for colluding with the Russian government to win a presidential election, would be capable of a hoax like this.

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Hamas-CAIR Wants Maryland County Councilman John Grasso Fired for Facebook Posts That Offend Them

Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso is the target of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ latest media blitz.

CAIR wants John Grasso fired for Facebook posts that offend them. These are posts in which Grasso questions the wisdom of bringing in hundreds of thousands of Syrians, teaching Islam in public schools, and pointing out that Allah is not Yahweh.

With the media’s assistance, CAIR’s Zainab Chaudry is telling us that Muslims are now concerned for their safety.

Chaudry goes on to accuse Grasso of saying that Muslims are responsible for 9/11, Islam is responsible for 9/11, Muslims do not belong in our country, and Islam does not belong in our schools.

This is contrary to previous reports, which said that Grasso supported local Muslims, was not against Muslim immigration, but does not want Islam taught in public schools.

“I see a person until proven different” – John Grasso

When asked if he would take down the Facebook post, he said:

“No. Because I believe in freedom of speech, and people have the right to say what they are going to say.”

However, today, Grasso has chosen to take down the posts and apologize to the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council.

The Anne Arundel County Muslim Council is explicitly political and plugged into the Muslim Brotherhood network.

The AACMC’s home page describes its mission statement as:

“The AACMC goal is to empower the Muslims with requisite skills and knowledge to participate politically and socially in their communities and provide support and guidance to their peers. Our Mission Statement includes but not limited to:

  1. Educating American Muslim in community relations and Interfaith dialogue.
  2. Role of American Muslim in correcting current misconceptions about Islam especially the role of women in its practices.
  3. American Muslim can promote the well-being of Muslim community and increase their participation in civic affairs which needed now more than ever.
  4. Making non-Muslim in America understand the reasons for social practices by Muslim women such as hijaab, niqaab, blind obedience for Allah (SWT) Commands.
  5. Enabling American Muslims to take care of their needy and aged relatives in non-Muslim communities through expanded social services

We the American Muslim need a forum for the effective enjoyment of the civic and political rights, it is hereby resolved to establish on a countrywide basis League of American Muslim to intensify their participation in all of our nation building activities.” http://aacmc.org/index.html

Guidestar says that the IRS automatically revoked Anne Arundel County Muslim Council’s tax-exempt status  for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years.

“This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Further investigation and due diligence are warranted. This organization is not registered with the IRS.”

The links page of the AACMC’s website shows them linking to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Anne Arundel County Muslim Council also links to Dar us Salaam, “the largest Islamic Project in America.” This sprawling 66 acre complex has predictably murky financing.

Dar us Salaam publishes “The Muslim Link.” It was here that AACMC’s president Rudwan Abu-rumman said, in the 4/12/2013 edition of “The Muslim Link”:

“Muslims need to be constantly involved in the political arena” (page 5)

Also shown on the AACMC’s links page is the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

The ISB is a piece of work. ISB leaders have amassed a record of support for Islamic jihad causes over the years:

“ . . . including endorsing the Chechen jihad and Palestinian suicide bombings. Its former imam was active in a charity later linked to terror financing including Hamas, the Taliban, and for providing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to Osama bin Laden.”

Mohammad Adam el-Sheikh, who served two stints as ISB’s imam, from 1983 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2003, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan in the 1970s. He also co-founded the Muslim American Society . . .”

“While in Baltimore, el-Sheikh served as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency. That group’s parent organization is the Islamic African Relief Agency, which the Treasury Department says provided funds to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations.”

The AACMC also links to the Montgomery County Muslim Council, whose mission is:

“Primary: To maximize Muslim participation and political influence in Montgomery County and in Maryland.

Secondary: To establish MCMC as the key political voice of Muslims in Montgomery County”

Strategic Objectives

  • Mobilize Muslim community in the county to maximize political participation
  • Significantly impact outcome of elections
  • Obtain support for our agenda from elected officials and candidates
  • Promote election and appointment of Muslims in the county and in Maryland
  • Have MCMC recognized as key political voice of Muslims in the county
  • Transplant the MCMC model elsewhere within the country

So CAIR has managed to get John Grasso to apologize to a network of highly political Muslim organizations. CAIR’s access and influence in our society has reached a simply scandalous level.

Nationwide, CAIR is on TV almost every day.

They were on the news 35 times in April this year, 26 times in May, 10 times in June, then 29 times in July, 28 times in August, 27 times in September, and as of this date, October 4, CAIR has received favorable coverage on the news 9 times, 6 of which were devoted to attacking John Grasso.

John Grasso is not apologizing for offending a religion. He is apologizing for getting in the way of a political agenda. The  broadcast news media and CAIR are very much a part of this agenda. Call the station to complain when you see CAIR on your local newscast.

It is the very least you can do to save this country.

 

 

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Robert Spencer: HuffPo Ecstatic as Hyatt Hotels Ban Foes of Jihad Terror

HuffPost was the first to report on the Hyatt Regency’s decision to host Act for America, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated a hate group,” and now the Huffington Post’s veteran pro-jihad smear merchant, Christopher Mathias, is spiking the football, as the Hyatt Hotel chain has announced that it will no longer host groups that oppose jihad terror.

Now wait a minute, Spencer, you’ll say. Hyatt said they were going to stop hosting “hate groups,” not “groups that oppose jihad terror.”

Indeed. But why has the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated Act for America (as well as Jihad Watch and other groups that oppose jihad terror) a “hate group”? Mathias sums it up with his usual vicious arrogance and tendentiousness: “Although it bills itself as the ‘NRA of national security,’ it mainly focuses on vilifying Muslims, spreading baseless conspiracy theories and lobbying legislators to pass discriminatory laws.” Mathias actually gives some examples of “vilifying Muslims,” which we will examine. “Spreading baseless conspiracy theories” likely refers to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum, which lays out its plan for “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” See how much of a “baseless conspiracy theory” that is here. “Discriminatory laws” refers to anti-Sharia laws, but since Sharia denies the equality of rights of women and non-Muslims, it would be more accurate to say that Act is opposing, rather than lobbying for, discriminatory laws.

The fact is that Act, and Jihad Watch, and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), and the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the Center for Security Policy are on the SPLC’s “hate group” list for opposing jihad terror and Sharia oppression. The proof of this is the fact that there is no significant group that opposes jihad terror that isn’t on the SPLC’s list: in other words, they don’t identify some supposedly reasonable response to the jihad threat, and then claim that Act and AFDI and Jihad Watch et al have gone beyond reasonable bounds. Instead, they stigmatize and demonize anyone and everyone who dares mount the slightest and most tepid opposition to the global jihad as a “hate group” and as “anti-Muslim,” another smear — was it “anti-German” to oppose the Nazis? And there are, meanwhile, no Islamic jihad groups on the SPLC’s hate group list, no terror-tied Islamic charities, nothing.

Mathias claims that “Brigitte Gabriel, Act for America’s founder, has repeatedly made bigoted comments about Muslims. She has stated, incorrectly, that ‘practicing Muslims, who believe in the teachings of the Quran, cannot be loyal citizens of the United States of America.’”

“Incorrectly,” the imam Mathias assures us. But on what basis he does not say. The Qur’an says to beat a disobedient woman (4:34), that a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man (2:282), to be ruthless to unbelievers (48:29), to behead unbelievers (47:4), and to make war against “the People of the Book” (i.e., Jews and Christians, and a few other groups) until they pay a special tax and submit to Islamic hegemony (9:29). There is much more, but even on the basis of those passages, there is a problem between the Qur’an and the Constitution. Mathias and his cohorts have never addressed this; instead, they’ve waved away those who point it out, defaming them as “Islamophobic.”

Mathias also claims that Gabriel “has said that Muslims are a ‘natural threat to civilized people of the world, particularly Western society.’” I very seriously doubt that Gabriel said this of all Muslims; that is almost certainly Mathias’ vicious misrepresentation. Meanwhile, would he himself deny that jihadis are a threat to civilized people? He is so clueless and compromised that maybe he would.

Ultimately, the SPLC/Mathias characterization of Act for America, as well as others that the SPLC smears as “hate groups,” is a matter of opinion, not of objective fact. Should Hyatt Hotels or any other business really be denying service to any group based on the judgment of a private organization about that group? The SPLC is anything but an objective or unbiased source. Imagine how Mathias and the HuffPo would howl if the Hyatt chain started refusing to host groups based on the evaluation of, say, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, or the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The willingness of corporations to validate the SPLC and treat it as if it were a reliable arbiter of what constitutes a “hate group” and what doesn’t is short-sighted and unwise, and sets a dangerous precedent: if your group, or the favorite charity of Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian, ends up on the SPLC’s list tomorrow, you’ll see what I mean.

As an Armenian, Hoplamazian should be ashamed of himself for caving to this pro-jihad intimidation, and setting this dangerous precedent, which will lead ultimately to the denial of hotel accommodations to all those whose political opinions are deemed unacceptable. That’s the kind of thing that happens in totalitarian states. And thanks to Mark Hoplamazian, Christopher Mathias, the Huffington Post, and above all the Southern Poverty Law Center, we’re well on the way there.

I’m sure Hoplamazian and the Hyatt brass will be glad to hear that I will never stay at a Hyatt again as long as this totalitarian policy is in place, and will recommend to everyone I know that they should boycott the Hyatt chain. They don’t want people who have been smeared by the SPLC around? That’s easy to arrange.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

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U.S. Is Top Target as Islamic State (ISIS) Terror Plots Soar

Thank you, President Donald Trump, for keeping us safe.

We were dodging bullets under Obama while his administration work furiously to scrub jihad and Islam from the attacks.

I have been living under an ISIS fatwa since 2015 and I can tell you, I am much safer under a Trump administration.

U.S. Is Top Target as ISIS Terror Plots Soar

ISIS-backed terrorists attempted at least 73 attacks on U.S. soil since 2017

Washington Free Beacon, October 5, 2018:

The United States has emerged as the terror group ISIS’s top target, with 30 percent of the group’s recent plots centering on America, including 33 terror attempts in just the first part of 2018, according to a new congressional report.

ISIS-backed terrorists have attempted to launch at least 73 attacks on the American homeland since 2017, according to a comprehensive report released Friday by the House Homeland Security Committee.

ISIS continues to be the preeminent terror faction across the globe and is linked to 142 plots, including arrest and attacks targeting Westerners over the past two years, according to the report. ISIS has been tied to a total of 243 terror plots since 2014, or about “five terrorist incidents per month” according to the report.

There is no sign ISIS terror plots are on the decline, according to the report, which found a 63 percent increase in ISIS terrorism during the past two years.

The plots include those organized by at least 22 teenagers, as well as refugees and asylum seekers, a statistic that could provide the Trump administration further ammunition as it seeks to limit the number of refugees permitted into America from Middle East hotspots.

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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after a period of silence, has appeared back on the grid encouraging followers to strike America and its allies.

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Vile Antisemite Linda ‘Sharia’ Sarsour Says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Works For Us On the Inside’

Both Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) spoke Thursday outside the Supreme Court at a protest hosted by notorious anti-Jewish agitators.

The Democrats have devolved into the party of hate, embracing the worst of the worst.

1 – Gillibrand broke from the mainstream of the Democratic party when she withdrew support from the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” which opposes the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.

2 – Gillibrand provided key support for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which the Israeli government strongly opposed over security concerns. She also opposed Trump’s decision to leave the Iran accord in hopes of negotiating a better deal.

3 – Gillibrand glowingly praised virulent anti-Israel activist and radical Linda Sarsour.

4  – Gillibrand sided with an anti-Israel activist who claimed the Israeli government does not respect Palestinian rights. She also criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who offered the Palestinians a state on numerous occasions, as “not hav[ing] a plan for peace.”

5 – Gillibrand voted against confirming Israel supporter David Friedman as President Trump’s ambassador to Israel.

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Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour Says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Works For Us On the Inside’

At a rally yesterday against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Women’s March organizer and anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour introduced Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to attendees as a politician “who works for us on the inside.”

By Aaron Klein, Brietbart, October 5, 2018:

Promoting Gillibrand, Sarsour stated (video above): “I want to introduce to you another champion, another one of our people who works for us on the inside. Someone who understands that she works for the people of this country, who’s been speaking up against sexual assault and sexual violence before there was a Brett Kavanaugh. Please give it up for the senator.”

The controversial Sarsour co-hosted the Washington, D.C. rally on Thursday outside the Supreme Court together with another anti-Israel radical and fellow Women’s March organizer, Tamika Mallory.

Gillibrand’s colleague in the Senate, Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), also spoke at Sarsour’s anti-Kavanaugh event. “I believe Christine Blasey Ford! I am angry on behalf of women who have been told to sit down and shut up one time too many!” Warren declared.

Chele Farley, Gillibrand’s Republican opponent in next month’s election, slammed the New York senator for rallying with Sarsour and Mallory despite the duo’s anti-Israel track record.

“Kirsten Gillibrand is a disgrace, she has abandoned New Yorkers, turned her back on Israel and is clearly focused on running for president in 2020,” said Farley in a campaign statement emailed to reporters.

“Gillibrand’s actions are part of a dangerous and emerging pattern where the far left of the Democratic Party, led by Kirsten Gillibrand, is becoming highly critical of Israel almost as a default position,” Farley added.

Gillibrand has other links to Sarsour. Gillibrand authored a profile of Sarsour when the extremist made Time magazine’s 100 most influential people last year.

Gillibrand hailed Sarsour and three other leaders of the anti-Trump Women’s March, which Gillibrand also headlined, as “extraordinary women.”

“These women are the suffragists of our time,” Gillibrand gushed.

Gillibrand’s office did not respond when major Jewish groups urged the New York senator to retract her praise considering Sarsour’s anti-Israel comments, including tweeting that “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.”

Sarsour also claimed one cannot be a Zionist and a feminist even though Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women have equal rights and the Islamic nations that Sarsour champions are well-known abusers of women’s most basic rights.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center attempted to appeal to Gillibrand’s sensibilities over her support for Sarsour. “I think the Jewish community in New York and across the U.S. has a lot of respect for the senator, but she may want to reevaluate the statement in Time magazine,” Cooper said. “If someone is in effect saying you have to make a choice between being a progressive woman or a Zionist, the senator, reflecting on such comments, would I hope make a different type of statement.”

“Linda Sarsour spends most of her waking hours working to delegitimize Israel and its supporters,” Daniel Mariaschin, the Executive Vice President of B’nai B’rith International, commented. “We’d ask Senator Gillibrand to recognize that you can’t compartmentalize on these things. It isn’t enough to say, ‘You know, she worked on the Women’s March, and therefore she deserves this kind of recognition.’”

Gillibrand also keynoted the October 2017 “Brooklyn Conference” at the Brooklyn Museum, which featured Sarsour as a speaker on the same day. Another speaker that day was Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, which supports the BDS movement. The main sponsor of the conference, as advertised in literature for the event, was George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. The Open Society supports scores of pro-BDS groups.

Mallory, meanwhile, was in attendance at rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day address in March where the Nation of Islam chief used the term “that Satanic Jew,” slandered Jews as “the mother and father of apartheid,” and spread the anti-Jewish smear that “when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.”

In June, Mallory claimed that Israel committed a “human rights crime” when the Jewish state was established by “killing, stealing” and “taking the lives of people who were there first.”

One month earlier, Mallory visited Israel with the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights and met with supporters of the extremist Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.

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DNC Co-Chair Congressman Hakim Muhammad aka Keith Ellison and Michigan Candidates Top the 2017-18 Terror-Funded Money List

Hakim Muhammad (Keith Ellison) is a terror-funded woman-beater, but you will see none of this in the enemedia, the propaganda arm of the hard-left.

Related: Terror Charities Top Corporate Donation Charts

Keith Ellison and Michigan Candidates Top the 2017-18 Islamist Money List

News from the ITP:  October 05, 2018:
PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum’s “Islamist Money in Politics” (IMIP) project has calculated the top-ten recipients of 2017-18 campaign contributions from prominent Islamists. These are funds from individuals who agree with the goals of Khomeini, Bin Laden and ISIS.

Michigan politicians dominate the list. Failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed raised an impressive $80,400 – the most ever in a single election-cycle since IMIP began tracking these donations in 2014. This includes $58,760 from senior officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.

Rep. Keith Ellison (Democratic congressman from Minnesota) is number two on the list, and the top national candidate. Long an Islamist money favorite with a lifetime total of $227,473 in contributions, Ellison has raked in $28,030 from Islamists so far this cycle as he seeks to become Minnesota’s attorney general (though he is currently facing domestic-abuse allegations). Ellison is also deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib (number three on our list) won the 13th Congressional District primary, leveraging $27,944 in Islamist money from across the U.S. to outspend her opponents by almost two-to-one.

All three have close ties to Islamist groups (please see here, here and here), signaling the Islamist lobby’s affections and intentions as they seek to influence U.S. policy.

Other politicians listed include Debbie Stabenow, Senator from Michigan; Jennifer Wexton, running for Congress in Virginia; Ammar Campa-Najjar, running for Congress in California; Dan Kildee, Congressman from Michigan; Pramila Jayapal, Representative from Washington State; Tahir Javed, running for Congress in Texas; Ilhan Omar, running for Congress in Minnesota; and Tom Malinowski, running for Congress in New Jersey.

Standings within the top-ten list will likely change as the Federal Election Commission releases more donation data.
“It is encouraging that American Muslims are running for office,” said Oren Litwin, research fellow for the IMIP program. “But Islamist groups are exploiting this for their own purposes, and funding their allies to advance an agenda incompatible with the Constitution.”

Islamist Money in Politics (IMIP) shines a light on Islamist influence in U.S. politics. To date, it has uncovered 6,078 contributions from a tight group of prominent Islamist activists, totaling more than $2.8 million. While the amounts are small, they provide valuable information on Islamist political goals and strategy, allowing friends of the Constitution to counter their efforts.

The non-partisan project continually updates contribution data to hold politicians accountable and educate the public.

 

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America’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7% – Its Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years

.@realDonaldTrump effect: The unemployment rate has DROPPED AGAIN to 3.7%.
The unemployment rate under @BarackObama reached new lows – 10%.

How could anyone THINK of voting Democrat in #Midterms ?

The enemedia refuses to cover this YUUUUUGE news @nytimes @CBSNews @NBCNews

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) October 5, 2018

America’s Unemployment Rate Falls to Its Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Situation Report today, which shows continued evidence of a strong labor market. The U.S. unemployment rate is now the lowest it has been in nearly 50 years, payroll employment continued its historic streak of positive jobs gains, and average weekly wages continued to rise.

BLS’s September survey of households offers evidence of a booming United States economy. The unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) over the month to 3.7 percent, the lowest it has been since December 1969 (see figure below). This is only the tenth month since 1970 that the unemployment rate has been recorded below 4 percent, with five of these months occurring in 2018. We know this decrease in the unemployment rate is due to more people finding jobs, as the labor force participation rate remained unchanged in September.

In addition to the nearly 50-year low for the overall unemployment rate, unemployment also reached historic lows for multiple demographic groups. The unemployment rate for Hispanics fell to 4.5 percent (matching July 2018), the lowest rate ever recorded. For women, the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent (matching May 2018), which was the lowest rate in nearly 65 years. The unemployment rate for those with a high school degree and no college attendance hit 3.7 percent, the lowest since April 2001. Furthermore, September was the first month since December 2000 that the number of people who are unemployed fell below 6 million.

The BLS survey of employers, also released today, showed that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 134,000 jobs in September. While below expectations for the month of September, employment gains in August were upwardly revised by 69,000 jobs, now showing 270,000 jobs gained that month—a very healthy number. Including the upward revisions in both July and August, average job growth per month is 208,000 for 2018, exceeding the average monthly gains in 2016 (195,000) and 2017 (182,000). Since President Trump was elected in November 2016, the strong United States economy has created 4.2 million jobs.

Job growth has been strong across the board during the first 20 months of this Administration. Since the President took office, goods-producing industries (construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging) have added almost 900,000 jobs. Of the 14 sectors measured, only retail trade, leisure and hospitality, and other services experienced job losses in September, and the employment decline in leisure and hospitality employment (-17,000) can likely be partially attributed to the effects of Hurricane Florence.

Nominal average hourly earnings rose by 2.8 percent over the past 12 months, while nominal weekly earnings growth was even stronger at 3.4 percent over the past 12 months. This is the fifth consecutive month with nominal 12-month growth over 3 percent—the longest streak with 3 percent nominal weekly earnings growth since 2010. Real wages (which take inflation into account) are also growing. Based on the most recent Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index data from August, inflation in the past year was 2.2 percent (September data will be available later this month).

Overall, the surveys released by BLS today offer more evidence of a booming United States economy and a strong labor market.

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More Charles on an open thread

Long time Geller favorite Charles Aznavour died this week. And France, too — the France of love, romance, beauty, elegance, fashion.

Azanavour’s death is the final nail in the coffin of a long painful cultural death. And in its place, a war zone under the boot of sharia law.

For those unfamiliar with Aznavour, deprive yourself no more. And if you are fortunate in love, share it with your lover. If not, share it with the one you’re with.

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University of Michigan Student: I Was Forced to Attend ‘Antisemitic Lecture’ Comparing Netanyahu to Hitler

Talk about the normalizing of hatred of the Jewish people. College campuses these days can’t stand to suffer the presence of a conservative speaker. But vile antisemitic propaganda? That’s OK; that’s considered educational. And the University of Michigan is by no means singular in this. This kind of presentation is the norm on college and university campuses all over the nation today. But imagine the uproar if the University of Michigan, or any university or college, forced students to attend a lecture opposing jihad terror and sharia oppression of women, gays, and others. The whole place would be shut down.

“University of Michigan Student: I Was Forced to Attend ‘Antisemitic Lecture’ Comparing Netanyahu to Hitler,” by Shiri Moshe, Algemeiner, October 5, 2018:

An undergraduate at the University of Michigan said she “was forced to sit through an overtly antisemitic lecture” on Thursday, which compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler.

Alexa Smith, a senior, said the presentation was part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series, which arts and design students are required to attend.

The image — shared by lecturer Emory Douglas, a graphic designer who served as minister of culture for the Black Panther Party — branded both Netanyahu and Hitler with the caption, “Guilty of Genocide.”

“In what world is it ok for a mandatory course to host a speaker who compares Adolf Hitler to the Prime Minister of Israel?” Smith asked in a Facebook post shared on Friday.

A student group at Columbia University protested on Thursday against what it described as the administration’s tolerance of harassment directed at…

“As a Wolverine, I sat through this lecture horrified at the hatred and intolerance being spewed on our campus,” she continued. “As a Jew who is proud of my people and my homeland, I sat through this lecture feeling targeted and smeared to be as evil as the man who perpetuated the Holocaust and systematically murdered six million Jews.”

Smith — a member of the campus group WolvPAC, which aims to promote the US-Israel relationship — said her recent experience was not unprecedented.

Two years earlier, she attended another Stamps lecture with comic book artist Joe Sacco, who “made references to Israel being a terrorist state and explicitly claimed that Israeli soldiers were unworthy of being represented as actual human beings in his artwork.”

“This time I will no longer sit quietly and allow others to dehumanize my people and my community,” Smith said. “The administration is repeatedly failing to forcefully respond to antisemitism, and so it comes back worse and worse each time. A line needs to be drawn and it needs to be drawn now.”

Rick Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for U-M, told The Algemeiner that Douglas’ lecture centered on the “vast body of work” he produced, most during his time with the Black Panther Party.

“His presentation included a video and nearly 200 slides with images of his work,” Fitzgerald said. “He presented and discussed a wide array of topics and subject matter, much of which was focused on the oppression of people across the globe by governmental powers.”

“The Stamps program is intentionally provocative and we are clear with our students about this,” he continued.

Part of the introduction to the event includes a disclaimer emphasizing the diversity and independence of speakers, which the university does not “control or censor,” Fitzgerald added….

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Did Christine Ford’s Friend, Monica McLean, Orchestrate the Case Against Kavanaugh?

In this morning’s post , I discussed the possibility, being the political animal that Christine Blasey Ford appears to be, that once her friends heard she had known Brett Kavanaugh in high school, they convinced her to write a letter to her congresswoman and submit a “tip” to the Washington Post alleging that he had once sexually assaulted her at a party. Then I came across a very interesting post from  The Conservative Tree House’s “Sundance,” who sees CBF’s friend, Monica L. McLean, as playing a major role in setting up this hoax. Monica McLean was the friend whom, according to CBF’s ex-boyfriend, she had helped prep for an FBI pre-employment polygraph test. (CBF denied, under oath, that she had done so. She also denied having any previous knowledge of how polygraph tests work.) Ms. McLean, a lawyer, was hired by the FBI, where she remained for 24 years. During that time, according to public records, she worked in both the Los Angeles area and in New York City. Sometime between 2000 and 2003 , Ms. Monica L McLean transferred to the Southern District of New York (SDNY), FBI New York Field Office; where she shows up on various reports, including media reports, as a spokesperson for the FBI. There was a family death in 2003, and Monica McLean then shows up with an address listed in Washington DC in 2003; so it would appear Ms. McLean spent about 10 years in California, and then returned to the east-coast. …”according to Monica McLean, spokeswoman for the FBI’s New York office.” [ 2009 citation ] After 2003, Ms. Monica L McLean is working with the SDNY as a Public Information Officer for the FBI New York Field Office, side-by-side with SDNY Attorney General Preet Bharara: (Document Source – pdf) According to her LinkedIn profile , Ms. McLean retired from the FBI in 2016, after 24 years of work.  [*It should be noted that Ms. McLean’s PIO partner in New York, Jim Margolin, is still currently employed there; and coincidentally attached to the case against President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. ] McLean, now currently retired, lists Rehoboth Beach, DE as her home address . During her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, CBF stated that she had prepared her letter to Dianne Feinstein by herself in Rehoboth Beach, DE. [ Transcript ] MITCHELL: The second is the letter that you wrote to Senator Feinstein, dated the — July 30th of this year. MITCHELL: Did you write the letter yourself? FORD: I did. MITCHELL: And I — since it’s dated July 30th, did you write it on that date? FORD: I believe so. I — it sounds right. I was in Rehoboth, Delaware, at the time . I could look into my calendar and try to figure that out. It seemed… MITCHELL: Was it written on or about that date? FORD: Yes, yes. I traveled, I think, the 26th of July to Rehoboth, Delaware. So that makes sense, because I wrote it from there. MITCHELL: Is the letter accurate? FORD: I’ll take a minute to read it. Sure looks like CBF spent four days visiting her life-long friend and former roommate, Monica McLean. The same Monica McLean who, until 2016, had been an FBI special agent, and in that capacity, a former New York field office spokesperson, and DOJ/FBI Public Information Officer under Preet Bharara, who is no fan of President Trump. Gee, I wonder if Ms. McLean was involved in this process? That would certainly begin to explain quite a bit about who exactly was handling Ms. Ford ; and how there would be an intentional effort, from a subject matter expert, on how to best position the attack against Brett Kavanaugh. Who better to help scrub the internet history, and know what processes and people to enlist in such preparatory work, than a retired lawyer who worked deeply inside the FBI? Not only did Ms. McLean possesses a particular set of skills to assist Ms. Ford, but Ms. McLean would also have a network of DOJ and FBI resources to assist in the endeavor.  A former friendly FBI agent to do the polygraph; a network of politically motivated allies? Does the appearance of FBI insider and Deputy FBI Director to Andrew McCabe, Michael Bromwich , begin to make more sense? Do the loud and overwhelming requests by political allies for FBI intervention, take on a different meaning or make more sense, now? Standing back and taking a look at the bigger, BIG PICTURE….. could it be that Mrs. McLean and her team of ideological compatriots within the DOJ and FBI, who have massive axes to grind against the current Trump administration, are behind this entire endeavor? Considering all of the embattled, angry, institutional officials (former and current); and considering the recently fired DOJ and FBI officials; and considering the officials currently under investigation; and considering the declassification requests which will likely lead to the exposure of even more corruption….  Could it be that these elements wanted to do something, anything to get back at the executive branch; and possibly change the tide? If so, and I think the likelihood is pretty good, doesn’t everything known just easily reconcile if you think of Ms. Blasey-Ford as a tool for those ideologues? If Ms Monica Lee McLean and her allies wanted to strike, she couldn’t be the visible face of the confrontation because she was retired FBI.  It would be too obvious.  She would need a patsy; a friend who could deploy the hit on her/their behalf.  It would need to be someone she could shape, easily manage and guide etc.  Someone who could be trusted, and at the same time would be trusting of them. It is quite likely Ms. McLean selected/recruited her life-long best friend, Ms. Blasey-Ford. It’s a very plausible theory and one that actually explains a lot of the peculiarities in the case. It explains why none of the four named witnesses have any recollection of the evening. Because CBF makes no definitive statements about time, place, how she got there and home, the incident is impossible to prove or disprove. It explains why none of her friends were ever told and why her mother somehow never guessed that something was very wrong with her 15-year-old daughter if CBF was truly as traumatized as she claims. Most mothers would be able to sense that. Actually, it makes a lot of sense. But the problems with a plan like this are the unanticipated reactions of old boyfriends, friends, documents such as therapy notes, building permits and travel history. It’s not too much of a stretch to believe that the same folks who framed the fairly elected President of the United States for colluding with the Russian government to win a presidential election, would be capable of a hoax like this.

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Hamas-CAIR Wants Maryland County Councilman John Grasso Fired for Facebook Posts That Offend Them

Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso is the target of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ latest media blitz. CAIR wants John Grasso fired for Facebook posts that offend them. These are posts in which Grasso questions the wisdom of bringing in hundreds of thousands of Syrians, teaching Islam in public schools, and pointing out that Allah is not Yahweh. With the media’s assistance, CAIR’s Zainab Chaudry is telling us that Muslims are now concerned for their safety. Chaudry goes on to accuse Grasso of saying that Muslims are responsible for 9/11, Islam is responsible for 9/11, Muslims do not belong in our country, and Islam does not belong in our schools. This is contrary to previous reports, which said that Grasso supported local Muslims, was not against Muslim immigration, but does not want Islam taught in public schools. “I see a person until proven different” – John Grasso When asked if he would take down the Facebook post, he said: “No. Because I believe in freedom of speech, and people have the right to say what they are going to say.” However, today, Grasso has chosen to take down the posts and apologize to the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council . The Anne Arundel County Muslim Council is explicitly political and plugged into the Muslim Brotherhood network. The AACMC’s home page describes its mission statement as: “The AACMC goal is to empower the Muslims with requisite skills and knowledge to participate politically and socially in their communities and provide support and guidance to their peers. Our Mission Statement includes but not limited to: Educating American Muslim in community relations and Interfaith dialogue. Role of American Muslim in correcting current misconceptions about Islam especially the role of women in its practices. American Muslim can promote the well-being of Muslim community and increase their participation in civic affairs which needed now more than ever. Making non-Muslim in America understand the reasons for social practices by Muslim women such as hijaab, niqaab, blind obedience for Allah (SWT) Commands. Enabling American Muslims to take care of their needy and aged relatives in non-Muslim communities through expanded social services We the American Muslim need a forum for the effective enjoyment of the civic and political rights, it is hereby resolved to establish on a countrywide basis League of American Muslim to intensify their participation in all of our nation building activities .” http://aacmc.org/index.html Guidestar says that the IRS automatically revoked Anne Arundel County Muslim Council’s tax-exempt status  for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. “This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted. This organization is not registered with the IRS.” The links page of the AACMC’s website shows them linking to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). Anne Arundel County Muslim Council also links to Dar us Salaam, “the largest Islamic Project in America.” This sprawling 66 acre complex has predictably murky financing . Dar us Salaam publishes “The Muslim Link.” It was here that AACMC’s president Rudwan Abu-rumman said, in the 4/12/2013 edition of “The Muslim Link” : “Muslims need to be constantly involved in the political arena” (page 5) Also shown on the AACMC’s links page is the Islamic Society of Baltimore. The ISB is a piece of work. ISB leaders have amassed a record of support for Islamic jihad causes over the years : “ . . . including endorsing the Chechen jihad and Palestinian suicide bombings. Its former imam was active in a charity later linked to terror financing including Hamas , the Taliban , and for providing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to Osama bin Laden .” “ Mohammad Adam el-Sheikh , who served two stints as ISB’s imam, from 1983 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2003, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan in the 1970s. He also co-founded the Muslim American Society . . .” “While in Baltimore, el-Sheikh served as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency . That group’s parent organization is the Islamic African Relief Agency , which the Treasury Department says provided funds to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations.” The AACMC also links to the Montgomery County Muslim Council, whose mission is: “Primary: To maximize Muslim participation and political influence in Montgomery County and in Maryland. Secondary: To establish MCMC as the key political voice of Muslims in Montgomery County” “ Strategic Objectives Mobilize Muslim community in the county to maximize political participation Significantly impact outcome of elections Obtain support for our agenda from elected officials and candidates Promote election and appointment of Muslims in the county and in Maryland Have MCMC recognized as key political voice of Muslims in the county Transplant the MCMC model elsewhere within the country ” So CAIR has managed to get John Grasso to apologize to a network of highly political Muslim organizations. CAIR’s access and influence in our society has reached a simply scandalous level. Nationwide, CAIR is on TV almost every day. They were on the news 35 times in April this year, 26 times in May, 10 times in June, then 29 times in July, 28 times in August, 27 times in September, and as of this date, October 4, CAIR has received favorable coverage on the news 9 times, 6 of which were devoted to attacking John Grasso. John Grasso is not apologizing for offending a religion. He is apologizing for getting in the way of a political agenda. The  broadcast news media and CAIR are very much a part of this agenda. Call the station to complain when you see CAIR on your local newscast. It is the very least you can do to save this country.    

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Robert Spencer: HuffPo Ecstatic as Hyatt Hotels Ban Foes of Jihad Terror

“ HuffPost was the first to report on the Hyatt Regency’s decision to host Act for America, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has  designated a hate group,” and now the Huffington Post’s veteran pro-jihad smear merchant, Christopher Mathias, is spiking the football , as the Hyatt Hotel chain has announced that it will no longer host groups that oppose jihad terror. Now wait a minute, Spencer , you’ll say. Hyatt said they were going to stop hosting “hate groups,” not “groups that oppose jihad terror.” Indeed. But why has the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated Act for America (as well as Jihad Watch and other groups that oppose jihad terror) a “hate group”? Mathias sums it up with his usual vicious arrogance and tendentiousness: “Although it bills itself as the ‘NRA of national security,’ it mainly focuses on vilifying Muslims, spreading baseless conspiracy theories and lobbying legislators to pass discriminatory laws.” Mathias actually gives some examples of “vilifying Muslims,” which we will examine. “Spreading baseless conspiracy theories” likely refers to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum, which lays out its plan for “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” See how much of a “baseless conspiracy theory” that is here . “Discriminatory laws” refers to anti-Sharia laws, but since Sharia denies the equality of rights of women and non-Muslims, it would be more accurate to say that Act is opposing, rather than lobbying for, discriminatory laws. The fact is that Act, and Jihad Watch, and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), and the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the Center for Security Policy are on the SPLC’s “hate group” list for opposing jihad terror and Sharia oppression. The proof of this is the fact that there is no significant group that opposes jihad terror that isn’t on the SPLC’s list: in other words, they don’t identify some supposedly reasonable response to the jihad threat, and then claim that Act and AFDI and Jihad Watch et al have gone beyond reasonable bounds. Instead, they stigmatize and demonize anyone and everyone who dares mount the slightest and most tepid opposition to the global jihad as a “hate group” and as “anti-Muslim,” another smear — was it “anti-German” to oppose the Nazis? And there are, meanwhile, no Islamic jihad groups on the SPLC’s hate group list, no terror-tied Islamic charities, nothing. Mathias claims that “Brigitte Gabriel, Act for America’s founder, has repeatedly made bigoted comments about Muslims. She has stated, incorrectly, that ‘practicing Muslims, who believe in the teachings of the Quran, cannot be loyal citizens of the United States of America.’” “Incorrectly,” the imam Mathias assures us. But on what basis he does not say. The Qur’an says to beat a disobedient woman (4:34), that a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man (2:282), to be ruthless to unbelievers (48:29), to behead unbelievers (47:4), and to make war against “the People of the Book” (i.e., Jews and Christians, and a few other groups) until they pay a special tax and submit to Islamic hegemony (9:29). There is much more, but even on the basis of those passages, there is a problem between the Qur’an and the Constitution. Mathias and his cohorts have never addressed this; instead, they’ve waved away those who point it out, defaming them as “Islamophobic.” Mathias also claims that Gabriel “has said that Muslims are a ‘natural threat to civilized people of the world, particularly Western society.’” I very seriously doubt that Gabriel said this of all Muslims; that is almost certainly Mathias’ vicious misrepresentation. Meanwhile, would he himself deny that jihadis are a threat to civilized people? He is so clueless and compromised that maybe he would. Ultimately, the SPLC/Mathias characterization of Act for America, as well as others that the SPLC smears as “hate groups,” is a matter of opinion, not of objective fact. Should Hyatt Hotels or any other business really be denying service to any group based on the judgment of a private organization about that group? The SPLC is anything but an objective or unbiased source . Imagine how Mathias and the HuffPo would howl if the Hyatt chain started refusing to host groups based on the evaluation of, say, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, or the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The willingness of corporations to validate the SPLC and treat it as if it were a reliable arbiter of what constitutes a “hate group” and what doesn’t is short-sighted and unwise, and sets a dangerous precedent: if your group, or the favorite charity of Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian, ends up on the SPLC’s list tomorrow, you’ll see what I mean. As an Armenian, Hoplamazian should be ashamed of himself for caving to this pro-jihad intimidation, and setting this dangerous precedent, which will lead ultimately to the denial of hotel accommodations to all those whose political opinions are deemed unacceptable. That’s the kind of thing that happens in totalitarian states. And thanks to Mark Hoplamazian, Christopher Mathias, the Huffington Post, and above all the Southern Poverty Law Center, we’re well on the way there. I’m sure Hoplamazian and the Hyatt brass will be glad to hear that I will never stay at a Hyatt again as long as this totalitarian policy is in place, and will recommend to everyone I know that they should boycott the Hyatt chain. They don’t want people who have been smeared by the SPLC around? That’s easy to arrange. Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad . His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS . Follow him on Twitter here . Like him on Facebook here .

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U.S. Is Top Target as Islamic State (ISIS) Terror Plots Soar

Thank you, President Donald Trump, for keeping us safe. We were dodging bullets under Obama while his administration work furiously to scrub jihad and Islam from the attacks. I have been living under an ISIS fatwa since 2015 and I can tell you, I am much safer under a Trump administration. U.S. Is Top Target as ISIS Terror Plots Soar ISIS-backed terrorists attempted at least 73 attacks on U.S. soil since 2017 Washington Free Beacon, October 5, 2018: The United States has emerged as the terror group ISIS’s top target, with 30 percent of the group’s recent plots centering on America, including 33 terror attempts in just the first part of 2018, according to a  new congressional report . ISIS-backed terrorists have attempted to launch at least 73 attacks on the American homeland since 2017, according to a comprehensive report released Friday by the House Homeland Security Committee. ISIS continues to be the preeminent terror faction across the globe and is linked to 142 plots, including arrest and attacks targeting Westerners over the past two years, according to the report. ISIS has been tied to a total of 243 terror plots since 2014, or about “five terrorist incidents per month” according to the report. There is no sign ISIS terror plots are on the decline, according to the report, which found a 63 percent increase in ISIS terrorism during the past two years. The plots include those organized by at least 22 teenagers, as well as refugees and asylum seekers, a statistic that could provide the Trump administration further ammunition as it seeks to limit the number of refugees permitted into America from Middle East hotspots. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after a period of silence, has appeared back on the grid encouraging followers to strike America and its allies. READ MORE: https://freebeacon.com/ national-security/u-s-top- target-isis-terror-plots-soar/

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Vile Antisemite Linda ‘Sharia’ Sarsour Says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Works For Us On the Inside’

Both Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) spoke Thursday outside the Supreme Court at a protest hosted by notorious anti-Jewish agitators. The Democrats have devolved into the party of hate, embracing the worst of the worst . 1 – Gillibrand broke from the mainstream of the Democratic party when she withdrew support from the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” which opposes the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. 2 – Gillibrand provided key support for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which the Israeli government strongly opposed over security concerns. She also opposed Trump’s decision to leave the Iran accord in hopes of negotiating a better deal. 3 – Gillibrand glowingly praised virulent anti-Israel activist and radical Linda Sarsour. 4  – Gillibrand sided with an anti-Israel activist who claimed the Israeli government does not respect Palestinian rights. She also criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who offered the Palestinians a state on numerous occasions, as “not hav[ing] a plan for peace.” 5 – Gillibrand voted against confirming Israel supporter David Friedman as President Trump’s ambassador to Israel. (Source)   Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour Says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Works For Us On the Inside’ At a rally yesterday against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Women’s March organizer and anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour introduced Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to attendees as a politician “who works for us on the inside.” By Aaron Klein, Brietbart, October 5, 2018: Promoting Gillibrand, Sarsour stated (video above): “I want to introduce to you another champion, another one of our people who works for us on the inside. Someone who understands that she works for the people of this country, who’s been speaking up against sexual assault and sexual violence before there was a Brett Kavanaugh. Please give it up for the senator.” The controversial Sarsour co-hosted the Washington, D.C. rally on Thursday outside the Supreme Court together with another anti-Israel radical and fellow Women’s March organizer, Tamika Mallory. Gillibrand’s colleague in the Senate, Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), also spoke at Sarsour’s anti-Kavanaugh event. “I believe Christine Blasey Ford! I am angry on behalf of women who have been told to sit down and shut up one time too many!” Warren declared . Chele Farley, Gillibrand’s Republican opponent in next month’s election, slammed the New York senator for rallying with Sarsour and Mallory despite the duo’s anti-Israel track record. “Kirsten Gillibrand is a disgrace, she has abandoned New Yorkers, turned her back on Israel and is clearly focused on running for president in 2020,” said Farley in a campaign statement emailed to reporters. “Gillibrand’s actions are part of a dangerous and emerging pattern where the far left of the Democratic Party, led by Kirsten Gillibrand, is becoming highly critical of Israel almost as a default position,” Farley added. Gillibrand has other links to Sarsour. Gillibrand authored a profile of Sarsour when the extremist made Time  magazine’s 100 most influential people last year. Gillibrand hailed Sarsour and three other leaders of the anti-Trump Women’s March, which Gillibrand also headlined, as “extraordinary women.” “These women are the suffragists of our time,” Gillibrand gushed . Gillibrand’s office did not respond when major Jewish groups urged the New York senator to retract her praise considering Sarsour’s anti-Israel comments, including tweeting that “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.” Sarsour also claimed one cannot be a Zionist and a feminist even though Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women have equal rights and the Islamic nations that Sarsour champions are well-known abusers of women’s most basic rights. Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center attempted to appeal to Gillibrand’s sensibilities over her support for Sarsour. “I think the Jewish community in New York and across the U.S. has a lot of respect for the senator, but she may want to reevaluate the statement in Time magazine,” Cooper said . “If someone is in effect saying you have to make a choice between being a progressive woman or a Zionist, the senator, reflecting on such comments, would I hope make a different type of statement.” “Linda Sarsour spends most of her waking hours working to delegitimize Israel and its supporters,” Daniel Mariaschin, the Executive Vice President of B’nai B’rith International, commented . “We’d ask Senator Gillibrand to recognize that you can’t compartmentalize on these things. It isn’t enough to say, ‘You know, she worked on the Women’s March, and therefore she deserves this kind of recognition.’” Gillibrand also keynoted the October 2017 “Brooklyn Conference” at the Brooklyn Museum, which featured Sarsour as a speaker on the same day. Another speaker that day was Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, which supports the BDS movement. The main sponsor of the conference, as advertised in literature for the event, was George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. The Open Society supports scores of pro-BDS groups. Mallory, meanwhile, was in attendance at rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day address in March where the Nation of Islam chief used the term “that Satanic Jew,” slandered Jews as “the mother and father of apartheid,” and spread the anti-Jewish smear that “when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.” In June, Mallory claimed that Israel committed a “human rights crime” when the Jewish state was established by “killing, stealing” and “taking the lives of people who were there first.” One month earlier, Mallory visited Israel with the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights and met with supporters of the extremist Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.

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DNC Co-Chair Congressman Hakim Muhammad aka Keith Ellison and Michigan Candidates Top the 2017-18 Terror-Funded Money List

Hakim Muhammad (Keith Ellison) is a terror-funded woman-beater, but you will see none of this in the enemedia, the propaganda arm of the hard-left. Related: Terror Charities Top Corporate Donation Charts Keith Ellison and Michigan Candidates Top the 2017-18 Islamist Money List News from the ITP:   October 05, 2018: PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum’s “ Islamist Money in Politics ” (IMIP) project has calculated the top-ten recipients of 2017-18 campaign contributions from prominent Islamists. These are funds from individuals who agree with the goals of Khomeini, Bin Laden and ISIS. Michigan politicians dominate the list. Failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed raised an impressive $80,400 – the most ever in a single election-cycle since IMIP began tracking these donations in 2014. This includes $58,760 from senior officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates . Rep. Keith Ellison (Democratic congressman from Minnesota) is number two on the list, and the top national candidate. Long an Islamist money favorite with a lifetime total of $227,473 in contributions, Ellison has raked in $28,030 from Islamists so far this cycle as he seeks to become Minnesota’s attorney general (though he is currently facing domestic-abuse allegations). Ellison is also deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee. Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib (number three on our list) won the 13 th Congressional District primary, leveraging $27,944 in Islamist money from across the U.S. to outspend her opponents by almost two-to-one. All three have close ties to Islamist groups (please see here , here and here ), signaling the Islamist lobby’s affections and intentions as they seek to influence U.S. policy. Other politicians listed include Debbie Stabenow, Senator from Michigan; Jennifer Wexton, running for Congress in Virginia; Ammar Campa-Najjar, running for Congress in California; Dan Kildee, Congressman from Michigan; Pramila Jayapal, Representative from Washington State; Tahir Javed, running for Congress in Texas; Ilhan Omar, running for Congress in Minnesota; and Tom Malinowski, running for Congress in New Jersey. Standings within the top-ten list will likely change as the Federal Election Commission releases more donation data. “It is encouraging that American Muslims are running for office,” said Oren Litwin, research fellow for the IMIP program. “But Islamist groups are exploiting this for their own purposes, and funding their allies to advance an agenda incompatible with the Constitution.” Islamist Money in Politics (IMIP) shines a light on Islamist influence in U.S. politics. To date, it has uncovered 6,078 contributions from a tight group of prominent Islamist activists, totaling more than $2.8 million. While the amounts are small, they provide valuable information on Islamist political goals and strategy, allowing friends of the Constitution to counter their efforts. The non-partisan project continually updates contribution data to hold politicians accountable and educate the public.  

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America’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7% – Its Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years

. @realDonaldTrump effect: The unemployment rate has DROPPED AGAIN to 3.7%. The unemployment rate under @BarackObama reached new lows – 10%. How could anyone THINK of voting Democrat in #Midterms ? The enemedia refuses to cover this YUUUUUGE news @nytimes @CBSNews @NBCNews — Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) October 5, 2018 America’s Unemployment Rate Falls to Its Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Situation Report today, which shows continued evidence of a strong labor market. The U.S. unemployment rate is now the lowest it has been in nearly 50 years, payroll employment continued its historic streak of positive jobs gains, and average weekly wages continued to rise. BLS’s September survey of households offers evidence of a booming United States economy. The unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) over the month to 3.7 percent, the lowest it has been since December 1969 (see figure below). This is only the tenth month since 1970 that the unemployment rate has been recorded below 4 percent, with five of these months occurring in 2018. We know this decrease in the unemployment rate is due to more people finding jobs, as the labor force participation rate remained unchanged in September. In addition to the nearly 50-year low for the overall unemployment rate, unemployment also reached historic lows for multiple demographic groups. The unemployment rate for Hispanics fell to 4.5 percent (matching July 2018), the lowest rate ever recorded. For women, the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent (matching May 2018), which was the lowest rate in nearly 65 years. The unemployment rate for those with a high school degree and no college attendance hit 3.7 percent, the lowest since April 2001. Furthermore, September was the first month since December 2000 that the number of people who are unemployed fell below 6 million. The BLS survey of employers, also released today, showed that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 134,000 jobs in September. While below expectations for the month of September, employment gains in August were upwardly revised by 69,000 jobs, now showing 270,000 jobs gained that month—a very healthy number. Including the upward revisions in both July and August, average job growth per month is 208,000 for 2018, exceeding the average monthly gains in 2016 (195,000) and 2017 (182,000). Since President Trump was elected in November 2016, the strong United States economy has created 4.2 million jobs. Job growth has been strong across the board during the first 20 months of this Administration. Since the President took office, goods-producing industries (construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging) have added almost 900,000 jobs. Of the 14 sectors measured, only retail trade, leisure and hospitality, and other services experienced job losses in September, and the employment decline in leisure and hospitality employment (-17,000) can likely be partially attributed to the effects of Hurricane Florence. Nominal average hourly earnings rose by 2.8 percent over the past 12 months, while nominal weekly earnings growth was even stronger at 3.4 percent over the past 12 months. This is the fifth consecutive month with nominal 12-month growth over 3 percent—the longest streak with 3 percent nominal weekly earnings growth since 2010. Real wages (which take inflation into account) are also growing. Based on the most recent Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index data from August, inflation in the past year was 2.2 percent (September data will be available later this month). Overall, the surveys released by BLS today offer more evidence of a booming United States economy and a strong labor market.

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More Charles on an open thread

Long time Geller favorite Charles Aznavour died this week. And France, too — the France of love, romance, beauty, elegance, fashion. Azanavour’s death is the final nail in the coffin of a long painful cultural death. And in its place, a war zone under the boot of sharia law. For those unfamiliar with Aznavour, deprive yourself no more. And if you are fortunate in love, share it with your lover. If not, share it with the one you’re with.

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University of Michigan Student: I Was Forced to Attend ‘Antisemitic Lecture’ Comparing Netanyahu to Hitler

Talk about the normalizing of hatred of the Jewish people. College campuses these days can’t stand to suffer the presence of a conservative speaker. But vile antisemitic propaganda? That’s OK; that’s considered educational. And the University of Michigan is by no means singular in this. This kind of presentation is the norm on college and university campuses all over the nation today. But imagine the uproar if the University of Michigan, or any university or college, forced students to attend a lecture opposing jihad terror and sharia oppression of women, gays, and others. The whole place would be shut down. “University of Michigan Student: I Was Forced to Attend ‘Antisemitic Lecture’ Comparing Netanyahu to Hitler,” by Shiri Moshe, Algemeiner , October 5, 2018: An undergraduate at the University of Michigan said she “was forced to sit through an overtly antisemitic lecture” on Thursday, which compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler. Alexa Smith, a senior, said the presentation was part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series, which arts and design students are required to attend. The image — shared by lecturer Emory Douglas, a graphic designer who served as minister of culture for the Black Panther Party — branded both Netanyahu and Hitler with the caption, “Guilty of Genocide.” “In what world is it ok for a mandatory course to host a speaker who compares Adolf Hitler to the Prime Minister  of Israel?” Smith asked in a Facebook post  shared on Friday. A student group at Columbia University protested on Thursday against what it described as the administration’s tolerance of harassment directed at… “As a Wolverine, I sat through this lecture horrified at the hatred and intolerance being spewed on our campus,” she continued. “As a Jew who is proud of my people and my homeland, I sat through this lecture feeling targeted and smeared to be as evil as the man who perpetuated the Holocaust and systematically murdered six million Jews.” Smith — a member of the campus group WolvPAC, which aims to promote the US-Israel relationship — said her recent experience was not unprecedented. Two years earlier, she attended another Stamps lecture with comic book artist Joe Sacco, who “made references to Israel being a terrorist state and explicitly claimed that Israeli soldiers were unworthy of being represented as actual human beings in his artwork.” “This time I will no longer sit quietly and allow others to dehumanize my people and my community,” Smith said. “The administration is repeatedly failing to forcefully respond to antisemitism, and so it comes back worse and worse each time. A line needs to be drawn and it needs to be drawn now.” Rick Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for U-M, told The Algemeiner that Douglas’ lecture centered on the “vast body of work” he produced, most during his time with the Black Panther Party. “His presentation included a video and nearly 200 slides with images of his work,” Fitzgerald said. “He presented and discussed a wide array of topics and subject matter, much of which was focused on the oppression of people across the globe by governmental powers.” “The Stamps program is intentionally provocative and we are clear with our students about this,” he continued. Part of the introduction to the event includes a disclaimer emphasizing the diversity and independence of speakers, which the university does not “control or censor,” Fitzgerald added….

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