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Barronelle had a long-time friend and customer named Rob. Barronelle and Rob had always had a warm and cordial friendship. After they built a relationship for nine years, Rob asked Barronelle to design the flower arrangements for his same-sex wedding.
But Barronelle couldn’t fulfill this one request. Because of her commitment to biblical truth and God’s plan for marriage, she knew she had to decline.
In a truly free society, no one would have tried to force her to participate.
Sadly, the Washington Attorney General saw things differently. Even though Barronelle had referred Rob to several other florists that she knew would do a good job for his wedding, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against her.
Barronelle became the target of hateful letters, phone calls, emails, and even death threats. Then the ACLU stepped in to file a suit against her too.
But, through it all, Barronelle refused to surrender. It’s clear from her words that she knows she’s fighting for all of us:
“Does anyone really believe that a government that
gives itself the power to force people to believe (and
not believe) things and can order artists to create
state-sanctioned messages will only use that power
to bend one small-town florist to its will — and then
leave everyone else alone?”Religious freedom is at stake for every American
We are still very much in a battle for religious freedom every single day. We must defend our liberties, our faith, and our brothers and sisters like Barronelle.
Organizations like the ACLU want Christians to be completely marginalised, unable to speak about or live out our faith in public life.
In Barronelle’s case, the ACLU and the state unleashed a team of eleven attorneys who are trying to bankrupt her because she refused to violate her faith.
Earlier this year, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state can force Barronelle to create artistic expression and participate in events that conflict with her faith.
That court got it wrong because no one should have to choose between their faith and their livelihood. Freedom cannot survive in an environment of coercion.
Thankfully, this is not the end of the road. ADF is defending Barronelle free of charge."
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John Duarte, a farmer and owner of Duarte Nursey, Inc., planted winter wheat in 2012 on land that he owns in Tehema County, California. In February 2013, he received a cease-and-desist order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to the Pacific Legal Foundation, which is representing the Duarte family in this case.
The cease-and-desist order was based on allegations that the Duartes, in plowing their own land, had violated the Clean Water Act, which is supposed to govern “navigable waters” in the U.S., according to the EPA’s website.
Under the Obama administration, the government expanded this definition to include even soggy areas on agricultural land, which can be as small as pools of standing water that only appear in the wet seasons of the year in areas that are normally entirely dry. Farming practices in general are supposed to be exempt from the Clean Water Act.
John Duarte attributes this cease-and-desist order to a mistake made in the government office. In a July 16 statement posted on the Duarte Nursery Facebook page, Duarte said: “Wheat plantings and the shallow tillage involved have never triggered regulation, nor required permitting prior to this case. The prosecution got started when a federal bureaucrat confused the shallow 4-6 inch tillage operation with 3-4 feet deep ripping for vineyard or orchard preparation.”
This kind of mistake is forgivable, given that Duarte Nursery does sell trees and vines. However, when it was discovered that they were planting wheat instead of an orchard or vineyard, the government should have dropped the case and left the Duartes in peace, his lawyers said.
Instead, the bureaucrats doubled down.
The government denied the Duartes a hearing to establish the facts, prompting them to sue the government for taking away their Fifth Amendment right to due process.
And the feds responded to the family’s lawsuit with one against the family, for “destruction” of wetlands.
If the Duartes lose the suits, they will be force to pay $2.8 million in direct penalties, plus another $20-$30 million in additional mitigation to a private third-party organization, and they will lose the right to use their own land, according to Duarte’s statement.
So far, all the legal action taken against the Duartes has been by Obama administration officials.
Since the government side of the suit is now owned by the Trump administration, there may be hope that the government will drop the suit and leave the Duartes in peace.
EPA Director Scott Pruit has indicated sympathy with the Duartes, and members of Congress have petitioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions to drop the case against the California farmers.
President Trump has already directed that the EPA review the rules concerning what constitutes “navigable waters” under the Clean Water Act, which could lead to the case against the Duartes being thrown out anyway.
The government has been arguing that the exemptions granted for farming and plowing only apply if soil is not moved. Duarte said in his statement that he and other farmers “have yet to understand how plowing can be done without moving soil.”
“If this unprecedented prosecution succeeds, it threatens nearly every farm in the United States,” Duarte warned.
As well as suing for due process under the Fifth Amendment, the Duartes are arguing that the amount of fines being levied against them for simply plowing a wheat field violates the Eighth Amendment’s protections against cruel and unusual punishment. In addition, after a federal attorney said “they are suing us so we are suing them back,” the Duartes are suing the government for attempting to stifle their First Amendment right to free speech.
In June 2016, a judge sided with the federal government against the Duartes, saying they had indeed violated the Clean Water Act by plowing their wheat field. They have appealed the judge’s decision to throw out the First Amendment retaliation case to the Ninth Circuit Court, and the case will begin there on Aug. 15.
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"… government-funded, politically correct, medical sex change clinic for people with gender dysphoria,” stated Heyer.
“Gender dysphoria, the common diagnosis for one who feels at odds with his or her birth gender, develops from prolonged anxiety and depression. People are not born that way,” he wrote, adding that it is largely based on strong feelings, while noting that feelings can change over time.
“The military is expected to prepare its members in warfare: to kill, destroy, and break our enemies,” he continued. “The most important factors in preparing a strong military are not hormone therapy, surgical sex changes, or politically correct education.
“We need psychologically fit, emotionally sound, highly trained troops to protect our nation from its enemies,” he added.
Heyer proceeded to note that countless veterans are homeless or suffering sub-par health care at the hands of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and questioned where the money for sex-change operations for military recruits would come from and why it should be a priority above other important things.
On top of the high cost of gender transition — Heyer put the cost at up to $130,000, not even counting the costs of a sex-change reversal that some will inevitably seek — he pointed out that the change from being a man to a woman or vice-versa is only “cosmetic” and can lead to countless other psychological problems, is often regretted by some of those who go through the process and sadly ends in suicide attempts for roughly 40 percent of the transgender population.
“Beyond the financial cost, there’s the question of the service member’s military readiness during their transition or detransition, as the process often comes with a great deal of anxiety and emotional instability,” he noted.
He also noted his own experience living as a woman for eight years before accepting his birth gender. He now runs a website called SexChangeRegret.com,and a blog, WaltHeyer.com.
“As a person who lived the transgender life for eight years, I can attest that assisting, affirming, or paying for hormone therapies and genital mutilation surgeries would not have strengthened our military,” Heyer concluded. “They would only have brought adverse long-term consequences, both for individuals and for our armed forces as a whole.”
So there you have it, straight from the mouth (or keyboard) of a former transgender military veteran who disagrees with the progressive push of transgenderism for all on the taxpayer dime."
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David Horowitz :
"During the eight years of the Obama administration, half a million Christians, Yazidis and Muslims were slaughtered in the Middle East by ISIS and other Islamic jihadists, in a genocidal campaign waged in the name of Islam and its God. Twenty million others were driven into exile by these same jihadist forces. Libya and Yemen became terrorist states. America - once the dominant foreign power and anti-jihadist presence in the region – was replaced by Russia, an ally of the monster regimes in Syria and Iran, and their terrorist proxies. Under the patronage of the Obama administration, Iran – the largest and most dangerous terrorist state, with the blood of thousands of Americans on its hands - emerged from its isolation as a pariah state to re-enter the community of nations and become the region's dominant power, arming and directing its terrorist proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Yemen.
These disasters are a direct consequence of the policies of appeasement and retreat of the Obama administration. Beyond that, they are a predictable result of the Democratic Party's long-standing resistance to the so-called war on terror, and its sabotage of George Bush's efforts to enforce 17 UN Security Council resolutions in Iraq, aimed at maintaining international order and peace in the Middle East.
In fact, the primary cause of the disasters in the Middle East is the Democratic Party's sabotage of the War in Iraq. Democrats first voted to authorize the armed overthrow of Iraq's terror regime but within three months of its inception reversed their position 180 degrees and declared the war "immoral, illegal and unnecessary." The reason for the Democrats' reversal on the war had nothing to do with the war itself or the so-called absence of weapons of mass destruction, but was rather a political response to the fact that an anti-war Democrat, Howard Dean, was running away with their presidential nomination. It was this that caused John Kerry and his party to forget that the war was about Saddam's defiance of 17 UN Security Council resolutions, and refusal to allow the UN inspectors to carry out their efforts to ascertain whether he had destroyed his nuclear and chemical arsenals.
Beginning in June 2003, Democrats began claiming – falsely – that Bush had lied to secure their support for the war. "Bush lied, people died," became the left's slogan to cripple the war effort. Bush couldn't have lied because Democrats had access to every bit of intelligence information on Iraq that he did. But this false narrative began what became a five-year campaign to demonize America's commander-in-chief and undermine his efforts to subdue the terrorists and pacify the region.
The Democrats' anti-war crusade climaxed with the election of Barack Obama, a leftwing activist and vocal opponent of the war, and of the majority of Senate Democrats who voted for it. At the time of Obama's election, America and its allies had won the war and subdued the terrorists by turning the Sunnis in Anbar province against them. But the new commander-in-chief refused to use American forces to secure the peace, and instead set out to withdraw all American military personnel from Iraq. This was a fatal step that created a power vacuum, which was quickly filled by Iran and ISIS.
Obama's generals had advised him to maintain a post-war force of 20,000 troops in country along with the military base America had built in Baghdad. But Obama had made military withdrawal the centerpiece of his foreign policy and ignored his national security team's advice. Had he not done so, American forces would have been able to effectively destroy ISIS at its birth, saving more than 500,000 lives and avoiding the creation of nearly 20 million refugees in Syria and Iraq.
Instead of protecting Iraq and the region from the Islamic terrorists, Obama surrendered the peace, turning Iraq over to Iran and the terrorists, and betraying every American and Iraqi who had given their lives to keep them out. The message of the Obama White House – to be repeated through all eight years of his tenure - was that America was the disturber of the peace, and not "radical Islamic terrorism" – words he refused to utter. Instead he even removed the phrase "war on terror" from all official statements and replaced it with "overseas contingency operations."
Second among the causes of the Middle East's human tragedy was Obama's support for the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad whom his secretaries of state, Clinton and Kerry both endorsed as a democratic reformer on the very eve of his savage war against his own people. This was followed by Obama's refusal to enforce the red line he drew to prevent Assad from using chemical weapons on the Syrian population. When Assad did use them, Obama averted his eyes and papered over his culpability by arranging a phony deal with Russia to remove Assad's chemical arsenal. Six years later, Assad was again using chemical weapons on Syrian civilians, the exposing Obama's ruse.
This capitulation to the Syrian tyrant was a powerful reiteration of Obama's signature message: The United States is the problem and is therefore committed to taking itself out of the picture. In other words, anti-American dictators and genocidal maniacs in the Middle East can have their way.
The third cause of the Middle Eastern morass was Obama's failure, early on in his Obama administration, to support the green revolution in Iran, when its brave citizens poured into the streets in 2009 to protest a rigged election and the totalitarian regime. Obama's silence was in effect support for the Jew-hating and America-hating regime, into whose ruling group Secretary of State Kerry's daughter soon married. Obama's betrayal of the Iranian people was a reiteration of his signature message to the region: America no longer cares to support freedom, and is willing to support its enemies, even those who kill Americans in the name of Islam.
The fourth cause of the Middle Eastern morass was Obama's intervention in Egypt - his overthrow of an American ally, Hosni Mubarak, and his open support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the spawner of al-Qaeda and Hamas and the chief sponsor of the Islamic jihad against the West. Obama's support for the Brotherhood was so strong that when it was overthrown by the Egyptian military following massive protests of the Egyptian people, the White House opposed the new regime of the pro-American General, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Through these policies, Obama alienated America's most important Arab ally in the Middle East and opened the door to Russia's influence in the region, and to the Kremlin's alliance with its most barbaric regimes, Syria and Iran.
The fifth cause of the terrorist upsurge that has shattered the peace of the Middle East was Obama's unauthorized, illegal intervention in Libya and murder of its ruler Gaddafi – a ruthless dictator no doubt – but a dedicated enemy of al-Qaeda with whom he was actively at war. The result of this naked American aggression, whose chief advocates were Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power, was a Libya devoured by the terrorist wolves who now rule it – a failed state and a haven for the bloodthirsty savages of al-Qaeda and ISIS.
The sixth reason the Middle East is now in flames is Obama's policy of what he calls "strategic patience" but is in effect strategic cowardice and worse. Obama's failure to act decisively against ISIS – to take only one example - allowed the Islamic State (which Obama has even refused to concede is Islamic), to become the largest terrorist force ever, and to provide its armed missionaries with a free hand to destroy the oldest Christian community in the world in Iraq, exterminating 200,000 members of the faith, while driving many more into exile.
By way of contrast and showing what the Obama White House could have done, sixth months into the Trump administration, the ISIS stronghold of Mosul is liberated and Raqqa is about to fall, spelling the end of the Islamic State. The blood of those slaughtered Christians, as well as the Yazidis and Muslims, is squarely on the head of Barack Obama and his White House enablers – the Democratic Party and the Democrats' kept press.
The seventh cause of the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East – and the one with the most long-lasting consequences - is Obama's embrace of the terrorist regime in Iran. Iran has killed more Americans than any other enemy of this country. Its kill list goes back to the Marine bombing of 1983 and includes the supply of every I.E.D. in Iraq used to blow up several thousand American soldiers.
Yet Obama built his entire Middle East policy around the so-called "deal" with Iran, which provides that nation with a path to nuclear weapons, and has no realistic inspection or enforcement mechanisms. The "Iran deal" lifted the sanctions that had been placed on a regime whose leaders were so openly contemptuous of Obama that they led chants of "Death to America" in the middle of the negotiations. The Iran deal brought America's mortal enemy out of international isolation, provided it with the opportunity to acquire nuclear weapons, turned a blind eye to its ballistic missile development and stuffed its war chest with $200 billion in cash payments used to fund its weapons programs, and to support terrorist armies, including Hizbollah, Hamas and the Yemenite Houthis, busy creating havoc throughout the Middle East.
The Obama regime's role in the human disasters in the Middle East is a warning about what happens when American leaders sympathize with our enemies, hamstring our armed forces and abandon our responsibilities to help maintain the peace and defend freedom in a fractious, authoritarian and bloody-minded world. The Obama administration's enabling of the most barbaric forces in the Middle East is a national disgrace, and the most shameful episode in America's post-World War II experience.
The path to rectifying these disasters and to stopping Islamic genocides of "infidels" in the Middle East, is first of all to restore America's active presence in the region, taking a firm stance against radical Islamic terrorism. This is an effort which, thankfully, the Trump administration has already begun. Second, it is to make America's policy firmly and consistently anti-terrorist, which the Trump administration has not yet done. This would mean, for example, cutting off all funds to the terrorist Palestinian Authority and the Hamas government in Gaza, and halting all "peace" negotiations until the Palestinians renounce terror and support Israel's right to exist. "
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"Former United States Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently declared that Islamic refugees from Somalia have transformed Minnesota from a cozy, quiet state to one plagued with terrorist attacks, Shariah law and female genital mutilation, as Democratic politicians have targeted the Gopher State with massive Third World immigration.
“Minnesota is no longer the state I moved to in the mid-1960s,” Bachmann told WND. “Then, we were a well-ordered society with a high-functioning population.”
Today, the largest Somali community in the United States – consisting of approximately 40,000 refugees who are predominantly Muslim, according to the U.S. Census Bureau – resides in Minnesota.
“It’s the biggest Somali community in North America – possibly in the world – outside of East Africa,” freelance photojournalist Arthur Nazaryan informed CNN. “It’s like the cultural hub of the Somali diaspora, you could say.”
Extreme Leftist politics has set the tone for Minnesota’s liberal immigration policy.
“Minnesota is a super liberal state. … They have that whole history of accepting refugees from, I think, initially Vietnam, and then the Hmong … and then the Bosnian crisis,” Nazaryan pointed out. “So, they have this whole infrastructure set up already – in terms of nonprofit agencies and NGOs – where their primary purpose is resettling refugees.”
Bachmann stressed that instead of integrating with American society as contributing members, Somali refugees in Minnesota have purposely disengaged from the community – a trend that has spurred the denigration of Minnesota’s culture, which comes with numerous detrimental social consequences.
“This is a failed multicultural experiment that is killing people and destroying the future of the West,” the conservative politician insisted. “Parallel societies kill assimilation from the Third World and create havoc in American societies.”
She stressed that the refugees’ decision to not assimilate into American culture as they predominantly live in closed communities – exclusive to Somalis – is the root of the problem.
The Minnesota government’s so-called multiculturalism agenda witnessed in the public school system and other state-run entities – such as law enforcement – have taken a negative toll on the state, with a recent tragic shooting bringing the problematic policy to light.
“Bachmann believes that the recent shooting of Justine Damond by a Somali-refugee cop Mohamed Noor, an officer hired during a campaign for a diverse police force, demonstrates the ‘havoc’ Third World immigration can bring to the United States,” WND’s Liam Clancy informed.
Bachmann noted that Somalis’ submersion in their own culture – leading to their intolerance for American culture – was the primary reason behind the fatal shooting.
“Somali women in Minnesota are almost always covered with clothing from head to toe,” Bachmann observed. “There is very little evidence in Minnesota of Somali women adopting Western dress and Western ways. In fact, Mohammad Noor was photographed with three females from his family – all of whom were covered with traditional Somali clothing.”
The former GOP presidential candidate impressed that there are dire consequences to be faced when the government allows such a drastic cultural rift in communities.
“Was Noor acting like the Muslim religious police, maintaining strict adherence to keeping women’s bodies covered when he shot Justine?” Bachmann posed. “Was he acting from a cultural instinct?”
Evidence from the crime scene indicates that the fatal shooting at the hands of the Somali police officer was no accident.
“The facts remain unclear because the officer hasn’t cooperated with investigators, but apparently, as Damond approached the police car she called for because she heard what sounded like an assault going on, he drew his gun, fired across his partner, through a car door,” Clancy pointed out. “His bullet killed Damond.”
Not jumping to conclusions, Bachmann just wants the right questions asked during the investigation – which she hopes will not be distorted to promote the state’s multicultural bent that openly welcomes Somali refugees.
“It’s prudent to ask whether police officer Noor shot Justine due to a Somali/Shariah mindset,” Bachmann asserted.
Such a mindset pervades Somali Minnesotans, with Islamic terrorism, Shariah law enforcement groups and female genital mutilation becoming more common in the state. Clancy pointed to a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press about a Michigan doctor being charged with the genital mutilation of two Minneapolis girls this year – with a probe indicating that “multiple” other victims exist.
“There are ‘Shariah cops’ in Minneapolis – a group called the General Presidency of the Religious Affairs and Welfare of the Ummah that pays regular visits to Somali households to enforce Shariah law, including prohibition on the use of alcohol and restrictions on dress for women,” Clancy informed. “The group’s leader, Abdullah Rashid, is a convert to Islam who married a Somali woman and moved to Minnesota. Rashid has said he wants to turn a Muslim enclave of Minneapolis into a ‘Shariah-controlled zone,’ where Muslims are required to submit to Shariah law and non-Muslims are ‘asked to respect’ it.”
Bachmann emphasized how American tax dollars allow Somali refugees to have a higher standard of living while maintaining their anti-Western traditions.
“In Minnesota, Somali households live as they do in Somalia, only with improved living standards,” she asserted. “There is evidence of continued practice of female genital mutilation, of domestic abuse of women,and of polygamy.”
Because of Somalis’ sheltered existence, ISIS has been able to have a presence and influence Somalis in Minnesota.
“The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack on a Minnesota mall in 2016, in which a 20-year-old Somali refugee injured 10 people,” Clancy recounted.
FBI Special Agent Richard Thornton, who headed the probe, said that the Somali was most likely “radicalized” by others in his Minnesota community.
“One could reasonably conclude his actions were consistent with the philosophies of violent, radical Islamic groups,” Thornton told reporters, according to WND.
Before the massive Somali refugee resettlement program began in Minnesota, such problems simply did not exist.
“As people from Third World, impoverished, dysfunctional, war-torn countries establish communities anywhere in the world – from the tiny island nation of Nauru, to Minnesota – we see that transplanting the followers of Islamic Shariah law brings with it the continual problems of Islamic Shariah,” Bachmann lamented. “There are no success stories of mass Islamic migration anywhere in the world.”
She says that assimilation – or no immigration at all – is the only solution that can dismantle the detrimental “parallel societies.”
“Immigrants must know it is a condition of entry to the U.S. to assimilate into Western society by adopting allegiance to Western law,” Bachmann concluded. “Immigrants should also be required to adopt Western dress, and be informed they must abandon the illegal aspects of following Shariah law.”
As President Donald Trump’s adviser on faith issues, Bachmann prayed for him in the Oval Office recently and spoke to a forum for five Republican candidates for governor about the commendable ways the commander-in-chief is handling America’s security threat posed by militants migrating from Islamic nations.
“After all of this phony, fake, Russia-collusion nonstory, the number one thing that voters in America stand with Donald Trump on, it’s the idea that they want the pause button hit on immigration from Islamic countries because of the problems that are coming into this country,” Bachmann said at the American Legion post in Waconia, Minnesota, a couple weeks ago, where she was the keynote speaker at a dinner hosted by the Carver County Conservative PAC, according to TwinCities.com.
She addressed the dangers that Muslim immigrants bring upon the community.
“This is something that we have to be cognizant of, and not be afraid of it,” Bachmann told the crowd. “That’s what I see in Minnesota: Too many people who are being afraid of being called racists, bigots, Islamophobes – I’m not afraid of it, because what we’ve got to do is talk about the truth of the problems that are going on in Minnesota. [America should] step up deportation in the country of people who are unwilling to bear allegiance to the United States, [stop immigration from Muslim countries and prevent the creation of parallel societies within our society.”
The outspoken Republican explained the importance of state leaders bypassing politically correct social agendas and putting the safety of Minnesotans first.
“The next governor of Minnesota needs to understand the problems and the complications we have dealing with the issue of radical Islam,” Bachmann proclaimed. “There are very, very few who do.”
She continued to hit the problem of Islam head-on.
“Minnesota is a state that now has a reputation for terrorism,” Bachmann added, according to the Star Tribune.
The topic of the Damond shooting was brought up at the event, as well.
“Noor was an affirmative-action hire by the hijab-wearing mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges,” Bachmann argued. “In Minnesota, we have been marinated in political correctness so long we dare not even allow ourselves to think about cultural questions.”
She ended by pointing back to Trump’s speech in recent weeks in Warsaw, Poland, where he addressed the problem of Islamization by saying that “the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will.”
The tough-on-immigration politician used this as a segue to close her speech.
“We’ve got to stop being ashamed of Western civilization,” Bachmann concluded before the crowd erupted in cheers."
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“Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that the Department of Justice (DoJ) is reviewing policies for subpoenaing reporters during investigations of federal intelligence leaks, an indicator that the US government may consider more aggressive tactics to try and force journalists to identify their sources.
“‘One of the things we are doing is reviewing the policies affecting media subpoenas,’ Mr Sessions said, announcing his administration’s crackdown on leaks during a press conference. ‘We respect the important role that the press plays, and we will give our support. But, it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity.'”
“Mr Sessions said that he had instructed his Justice Department to review its leak prosecution policies earlier this year, and that the results ‘concerned’ him. There were too few referrals for prosecution over classified leaks, too few investigations, and an insufficient amount of resources dedicated to those investigations, he said.”
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"A champion of the nationalist-populist agenda that carried Mr Trump to power last November, the 63-year-old left a White House reeling from the fallout over the president’s response to a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton — it was great! Thanks,” Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday.
“Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews ... maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition!” he wrote.
Mr Bannon himself vowed to keep pushing Mr Trump’s right-wing agenda, as he returned to his former home at the ultraconservative website Breitbart News.
“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Mr Bannon said in an interview within hours of leaving the White House.”
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Americans aren’t being slaughtered by invading Soviet troops, “Red Dawn”-style, but by Islamic terrorists on tourist visas flying commercial airplanes into our skyscrapers, and by first- and second-generation Muslim immigrants setting off bombs and shooting people at the Boston Marathon, American military bases, community centers and gay nightclubs.
Americans are raped, addicted and murdered not by the Red Army, but by millions of illegal aliens waltzing across our wide-open border.
Our freedoms are being taken away not by a foreign power, but by our own government — in order to protect us from terrorists, international crime rings and Mexican drug cartels operating in our own country.
Defeating a non-country adversary may seem an impossible task, but the savages are perfectly containable. Today’s enemy has no capacity to harm a hair on a single American’s head — as long as we don’t let them come here.
We don’t need a military victory. We need an immigration moratorium.
The Non-Trump Republicans promised us only more immigration and more wars. PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!
How does a military buildup help Kate Steinle? How about the 3,000 Americans killed on 9/11? Did Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan protect soldiers at Fort Hood or nightclubbers in Orlando? Did it do anything for Grant Ronnebeck, who was fatally shot by an illegal alien robbing a convenience store in Mesa, Arizona, in 2015?
More than 1,600 American troops died in Afghanistan under Obama, and not one American is safer.
All we need to do to win the current war is: Keep our nuclear weapons in working order and stop allowing enemy forces into our country. If we must have troops constantly deployed somewhere, the only place they’d actually be useful is 10 feet into Mexico. (Let a court try to stop that!)"
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Several Muslim women who insisted that their identities be concealed in a discrimination lawsuit against a California restaurant, claiming their safety was at risk, have gone on the record anyway by posting comments on social media and granting interviews to television stations.
The target of the suit, Urth Caffe of Laguna Beach, California, is now asking permission of the court to add the full names of the women to the lawsuit and to a counter-suit filed by the restaurant, according to a new filing.WND reported the case arose after restaurant workers asked, in keeping with restaurant policy, a group of Muslim women to move or share their tables in a popular spot at the eatery on a busy night.The women responded with a discrimination lawsuit against the restaurant, and the restaurant answered with a counter-suit against the women, charging they were engaging in Islamic “lawfare.”The women had been asked by restaurant workers to abide by a publicly promoted policy to give up or share popular patio tables after 45 minutes. But they refused and eventually left only after police were called.
The women later obtained a lawyer who claimed they were the subjects of religious discrimination and sued. The restaurant’s responding complaint against them cites trespass.
Now the American Freedom Law Center, which is defending the Urth Caffe, is seeking to add the women’s names to the official documents.
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“Based upon plaintiffs’ own discovery responses, five of the plaintiffs, which include three of the four ‘anonymous’ plaintiffs claiming to fear for their safety, have publicly criticized defendants and accused them of bigotry and permitted their pictures to be taken by news outlets,” the new court filing said.
“Indeed, while withheld from plaintiffs’ discovery responses, Urth Caffe located an article from a heavily trafficked website that included Facebook quotes from the fourth ‘anonymous’ plaintiff,” the filing explained.
The filing noted that Sara C. in the original complaint is Sara Chamma, Yumna H. is Yumna Hameed, Safa R. is Safa Rawag and Marwa R. is Marwa Raga.
“It is an odd, if not untenable position, to claim a fear of public exposure while exploiting public exposure to generate a social media firestorm by accusing defendants of being bigots and engaging in illegal discrimination,” explained the filing, which was posted online.
“Indeed … only Urth Caffe employees have been the subject of direct criminal threats, which necessitated the filnig of a criminal report by Urth Caffe management with the FBI and local police and employing armed security to escort employees to their automobiles at night,” said the legal filing in Superior Court in Orange County, California.
The “anonymous” women declined several times to provide their full names, the brief explains, but they or their legal representatives had failed to submit a motion to conceal that information.
The Urth Caffe explained that in California, “as in all states and in the federal courts, there is a First Amendment right held by the public to know who is suing whom and this means there is an obligation to sue in your own name and not hide behind a wall of anonymity.”
“There are exceptions to this rule, but these exceptions require a clear showing of harm to the anonymous plaintiffs that outweighs the public’s right to know.
“In this case, the plaintiffs not only refused to provide their names for the public record, but also refused to provide their names to the defendant Urth Caffe pursuant to a protective order that would have kept the names out of the public domain,” the brief said.
Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi noted four of the seven plaintiffs claimed that their safety would be at risk by disclosing their names.
“However, they could point to no instance of a single threat to their safety nor could they point to a single instance where Muslims had sued for discrimination, and there are plenty of high-profile cases to choose from, where a single Muslim was put in harm’s way as a result of the filing of a lawsuit for discrimination in his or her own name.”
He said Urth Caffe “did not discriminate against the women who have filed this fraudulent lawsuit.”
“The claim that these women were asked to leave the café because they were wearing hijabs is laughable given the number of hijab-wearing Urth Caffe customers. After nearly a year of discovery, the plaintiffs have not produced a shred of evidence of discrimination. Yet, the plaintiffs had no problem holding a press conference naming Urth Caffe and individual staff members and labelling them as bigots. ”
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The OC Weekly noted the 45-minute policy is publicly posted by the restaurant.
The policy states: “During our busy rush times, if you have already been at a table for 45 minutes or longer, please share or give your table to someone who is waiting. If tables are available, you are certainly welcome to enjoy Urth for as long as you desire.”
The restaurant called police and had them ask the women to leave when they refused to comply with a manager’s request.
Commentator Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage Magazine jumped right to the point in a commentary headlined “Another Muslim ‘minor inconvenience hate’ hoax gets shot down.”
“Actual minorities have hate crimes. Muslims mainly seem to have minor inconveniences. Like the Muslim passenger who was supposedly refused a can of diet coke by the flight attendant… only because she was Muslim. Or the Muslim who allegedly suffered a dirty look. Or were asked to leave a coffee shop after 45 minutes of hogging a table,” he wrote.
“For some reason, this incredibly Islamophobic coffee shop let her and her friends order, sit and hang out for 45 minutes. And then only asked them to leave after 45 minutes. Which is the policy,” said Greenfield. “I’m sure [then-president] Obama will be commenting on this before long. Because tragic minor inconveniences of hate like this cannot and must not be tolerated. Muslims should receive special exemption from all normal rules, whether while flying or at restaurants. The failure to respect Muslim Privilege is itself discriminatory.”
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"In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate," a terrorist declares on the Flight 93 cockpit recording. That's followed by the sounds of the terrorists assaulting a passenger.
"Please don't hurt me," he pleads. "Oh God."
As the passengers rush the cabin, a Muslim terrorist proclaims, "In the name of Allah."
As New York firefighters struggle up the South Tower with 100 pounds of equipment on their backs trying to save lives until the very last moment, the Flight 93 passengers push toward the cockpit. The Islamic hijackers call out, "Allahu Akbar." The Islamic supremacist term originated with Mohammed's massacre of the Jews of Khaybar and means that Allah is greater than the gods of non-Muslims.
Mohammed Atta had advised his fellow terrorists that when the fighting begins, "Shout, 'Allahu Akbar,' because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers." He quoted the Koran's command that Muslim holy warriors terrorize non-believers by beheading them and urged them to follow Mohammed's approach, "Take prisoners and kill them."
The 9/11 ringleader quoted the Koran again. "No prophet should have prisoners until he has soaked the land with blood."
On Flight 93, the fighting goes on. "Oh Allah. Oh the most Gracious," the Islamic terrorists cry out. "Trust in Allah," they reassure. And then there are only the chants of, "Allahu Akbar" as the plane goes down in a Pennsylvania field leaving behind another blood-soaked territory in the Islamic invasion of America.
Today that field is marked by the "Crescent of Embrace" memorial.
Thousands of Muslims cheered the attack in those parts of Israel under the control of the Islamic terrorists of the Palestinian Authority. They shouted, "Allahu Akbar" and handed out candy.
But similar ugly outbreaks of Islamic Supremacism were also taking place much closer to home.
On John F. Kennedy Boulevard, in Jersey City, across the river from Manhattan, crowds of Muslim settlers celebrated the slaughter of Americans. "Some men were dancing, some held kids on their shoulders," a retired Jersey City cop described the scene. "The women were shouting in Arabic."
Similar Islamic festivities broke out on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a major Islamic settlement area, even as in downtown Manhattan, ash had turned nearby streets into the semblance of a nuclear war. Men and women trudged over Brooklyn Bridge or uptown to get away from this strange new world.
Many just walked. They didn't know where they were going. I was one of them.
That Tuesday was a long and terrible education. In those hours, millions of Americans were being educated about many things: what happens when jet planes collide with skyscrapers, how brave men can reach the 78th floor with 100 pounds of equipment strapped to their backs and what are the odds are of finding anyone alive underneath the rubble of a falling tower. They were learning about a formerly obscure group named Al Qaeda and its boss. But they were also being educated about Islam.
Islamic terrorism was once something that happened "over there." You saw it on the covers of Time or Newsweek back when those were staples of checkout counters and medical offices. But even after the World Trade Center bombing, it wasn't truly "over here." But now it was. The war was here.
Each generation is born into history out of a moment of crisis. We are defined by our struggles. By the wars we fight and do not fight. On a Tuesday morning in September, my generation was born into history.
Some of us were born into it better than others.
At Union Square, I passed NYU students painting anti-war placards even as the downtown sky behind them was painted the color of bone. They ignored the crowd streaming up past them and focused intently on making all the red letters in NO WAR line up neatly on the white cardboard.
In the years since, I have seen that look on the faces of countless leftists who ignore the stabbers shouting, "Allahu Akbar" in London or the terrorist declaring, "In the name of Allah, the merciful," among the bloody ruin of a gay nightclub in Orlando. Instead they focus on their mindless slogans.
"NO WAR," "Stop Islamophobia" and "Refugees Welcome." The world of the cardboard sign and the simple slogan is an easier and neater one than a sky filled with the ashes of the dead.
On September 11, some of us opened our eyes. Others closed them as hard as they could.
That Tuesday irrevocably divided my generation. Some joined the military, the police or became analysts. Others turned left-wing activists, volunteered as lawyers for terrorists or converted to Islam.
The passengers on Flight 93 who took the lead were in their thirties. But the two firefighters who made it to the 78th floor of the South Tower, Ronald Bucca, who did duty in Vietnam as a Green Beret, and Orio Palmer, a marathon runner, were in their forties. Those men and women had the most meaningful answers to the old question, "Where were you when it happened?"
I was just one of countless people moving upstream away from Ground Zero.
The great lesson of that Tuesday morning was that it wasn't over. It wasn't over when we understood that we wouldn't find anyone alive in that twisted mass of metal and death. It wasn't over when the air began to clear. It wasn't over when the President of the United States spoke. It wasn't over when the planes began to fly again and the TV switched from non-stop coverage of the attacks and back to its regularly scheduled programming. It wasn't over when we were told to mourn and move on.
It still isn't over.
After every attack, Boston, Orlando, San Bernardino, New York, Paris, Manchester, London, Barcelona, we are encouraged to mourn and move on. Bury the bodies, shed a tear and forget about it.
Terrible things happen. And we have to learn to accept them.
But Tuesday morning was not a random catastrophe. It did not go away because we went back to shopping. It did not go away with Hope and Change. Appeasing and forgetting only made it stronger.
Everything I needed to know about Islam, I learned on September 11. The details of the theology came later. I couldn't quote the Koran while the sirens were wailing. But I learned the essential truth.
And so did you.
"Where were you?" is not just a question to be asked about September 11, 2001. It is an everyday question. What are you doing today to fight the Islamic terrorists who did this? And tomorrow?
I found my answer through my writing. Others have made a more direct contribution.
But it's important that we keep asking ourselves that question.
The 9/11 hijackers, the members of Al Qaeda, of ISIS, of the Muslim Brotherhood and the entire vast global terror network, its supporters and fellow travelers asked themselves that question every day.
They are still asking it.
From the Iranian nuclear program to the swarm of Muslim Brotherhood organizations in America, from the Muslim migrant surge into Germany to the sex grooming gangs of the UK, they have their answers.
Our enemies wake up every day wondering how to destroy us. Their methods, from demographic invasion to WMDs, from political subversion to random stabbings, are many.
A new and terrible era in history began on 9/11. We are no more past it than we were past Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway. Its origins are no mystery. They lie in the last sound that came from Flight 93.
We are in the middle of the longest war in American history. And we still haven't learned how to fight it.
September 11 has come around again. You don't have to run into a burning building or wrestle terrorists with your bare hands. But use the day to warn others, so you can answer, "Where were you?”
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