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Monday, January 24, 2022

Biden Frees Alternate 9/11 Hijacker and Military Base Truck Bomb Plotter

By On January 24, 2022
After Obama’s obsession with freeing as many Islamic terrorists from Gitmo as possible, the ones who remained were the absolute worst of the worst. Now Biden is setting them loose too.

5 Islamic terrorists, Al Qaeda and allies, have been scheduled for release from custody.

They include Osama bin Laden bodyguards and murderous terrorists with blood on their hands.

Zuhail al-Sharabi had been allegedly trained in “how to function in Western cities” and “reading airline timetables” alongside 9/11 hijacker Nawaf al-Hazmi. He also met Khalid al-Mihdhar who, along with Al-Hazmi, was part of the crew that hijacked American Airlines 77 for the attack on the Pentagon.

Al-Sharabi had been part of an expanded version of the September 11 attacks that would have targeted American planes in Southeast Asia; either blowing them up in mid-air or hijacking them to crash into American military bases. That part of the operation was cancelled by Al Qaeda.

As government documents note, “detainee and several other al-Qaida members were designated as suicide operatives in a plot to hijack US air carriers traveling across Southeast Asia” on September 11 and that "he traveled to Southeast Asia as part of the pre-planning for the hijacking plot” where he and his accomplices “gathered information about the security practices and defensive postures for U.S. air carriers".

Al-Sharabi functioned as the “Emir” of an Al Qaeda operation and ran “the al-Nibras guesthouse in Kandahar” where an Al Qaeda figure stayed “during a January 2001 visit to brief Osama bin Laden on the progress of the training for the 11 September 2001 hijackers.”

The report notes that Al-Sharabi had stated that, "the U.S. is going down" and warns that he "maintains his support for extremism and if released would reengage in hostilities".

While the United States had captured a number of the alternate Asia 9/11 hijackers, Obama had already freed three of them, including Dirty Thirty members Mohammed Al Ansi, Abdul Rahman Shalabi, and Abd al Malik Abd al Wahab. Biden is helping out the 4th alternate 9/11 hijacker.

Lee Wolosky, Obama's point man for freeing Jihadists from Gitmo (currently advising Biden on Afghan refugees), recently wrote an editorial falsely claiming that, “our longest war has ended, yet Guantanamo endures” and that "the world seemed to have moved on even more definitively from the era of the war on terror." Democrats may have moved on, but the terrorists haven’t.

Islamic terrorist plots continue to target Americans. While Biden pushes Afghan immigrants and gun control, the second largest mass shooting was carried out in an Orlando nightclub by Omar Mateen, the son of Afghan immigrants, who pledged allegiance to ISIS. Cholo Abdi Abdullah, a Kenyan member of Al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda ally, will face trial later this year for plotting a 9/11 style attack that included hijacking a plane and crashing it into an American skyscraper.

The war isn’t over, but the Left desperately wants Americans to forget that it’s still going on.

And so Biden is not only releasing the fourth alternate 9/11 Southeast Asia hijacker, but Moath al-Alwi, another Osama bodyguard and member of the Dirty Thirty, whom U.S. documents note, has threatened to kill US personnel" and “made a threat to kill a US debriefer upon his release".

The media however emphasized that he took part in an art project, making sculptures that were displayed at the NYU Law School, which neglected to show off Hitler's watercolors next to them.

Biden is also releasing Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, linked to the terrorist attack on the Paradise Hotel in Africa which killed three Israelis, two of them children, along with ten Kenyans, a missile attack on an Israeli plane, as well as a plot to "attack the Kenyan Anti-Terrorism Headquarters located in Nairobi, and the Mombasa Marathon,with the intent of killing Americans and Israelis”, not to mention, "potential attacks on US and Israeli Embassies".

But, according to his lawyer, Babaju “can quote Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King like teenagers quote Taylor Swift.” Gandhi, King, and Swift could not be reached for comment.

Neither could the victims of the Paradise Hotel attack.

Also set to be released is Guled Hassan Duran, a member of Al Qaeda and a Somali Jihadist group whose successor organization turned into the infamous terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

An assessment noted that the reasons for detaining the Jihadist included the belief that he had "personally surveyed Camp Lemonier, headquarters of CJTF-HOA, for a potential truck bomb attack", and had "participated in the planning of bombings, robbing Ethiopian businessmen in Hargeysa, kidnapping Westerners in Somalia. and shooting down an Ethiopian Airlines jet liner."

The report noted that the Somali “may have assisted an al-Qaeda operative in bombing the Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, and the Coral Key Beach Hotel in Malindi, Kenya.”

Also, "Detainee has stated that he would fight until his death for the AIAI cause."

What are the reasons for releasing him beyond a love for terrorism and a hatred for America?

Camp Lemonier housed a joint task force of the United States Africa Command in Djibouti that was set up in response to the 9/11 attacks and hosted thousands of American and allied forces. A year after the United States set up the base, Duran "conducted reconnaissance of Camp Lemonier" and "expressed interest in seeing where the U.S. military was housed".

Initial plans apparently included "hijacking an aircraft and crashing it into Camp Lemonier" in another 9/11 copycat operation or "conducting an attack against off-base US personnel."

The attack plan finally came around a truck bombing similar to those that had been used to attack American military personnel in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

The "operatives identified a dark red Isuzu water tank truck that delivered water to Camp Lemonier. Subsequently, in December 2003, they agreed on a plan to target Camp Lemonier with an explosives-laden water truck… Detainee stated that a powerful car bomb would be used to blow up a military compound or hardened structure.”

Had the truck bombing succeeded, the casualties could have been horrifying. The Iran-backed Beirut barracks bombings killed 220 Marines in Lebanon and the Iran-backed Khobar Towers bombing killed 19 Air Force personnel. Fortunately the Djibouti plot was disrupted.

Lee Wolosky, Obama’s point man on releasing the terrorists, accused America of racism for locking up these monsters. “If these detainees had been white and not brown or black, is there any realistic chance the United States… would imprison them without charge for decades?”

Duran’s “special group” had also been tied to the murder of Florence Chepkemei.

Chepkemei was an African aid worker. In Wolosky’s racial terms, a “brown or black” person. She was one of a number of aid workers murdered by the Jihadis, including anti-apartheid activists Richard and Enid Eyeington, who taught Nelson Mandela's children, and Annalena Tonelli

When the Jihadis finally faced justice, they were sentenced to death by an African court, which unlike American courts didn't hold them for decades while they pottered around with art projects, read up on Harry Potter, demanded more varied meals, and flirted with their NYU lawyers.

Their defense consisted of quoting the Koran and arguing that, "we should not be killed for killing infidels."

That is the racist genocidal mindset that the defenders of Al Qaeda terrorists collaborate with.

Duran is the first black site "high value" detainee being let loose on the world by the Democrats.

He won't be the last.

Lee Wolosky, Obama's point man on freeing the terrorists, urges Biden to show "the same resolve and leadership" that he had "demonstrated in extricating the United States from Afghanistan."

Biden is certainly doing that. Even while he abandoned Americans to the Taliban, he’s freeing some of the worst of the worst from Guantanamo Bay. It’s a degree of “resolve and leadership” that the Al Qaeda terrorists he is liberating to kill more innocent people can only applaud.

Is there any Islamic terrorist too monstrous and evil for even Biden to free? It’s still a long way to 2024 and there’s plenty of time for us to find out and for him to free them all.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Democrats Must Refuse to Use the Jim Crow Filibuster

By On January 22, 2022
"Dr. King knew the Jim Crow filibuster was a barrier to progress & justice, and that remains true today," Rep. Ayanna Pressley tweeted. "To honor his legacy and claim our place on the right side of history, we must abolish the filibuster."

If this is true, and we must assume that Pressley believes it to be so, she and all Democrats should immediately commit to refusing to make use of the filibuster under any circumstances.

Otherwise they might be kicked out of the Right Side of History Bar & Grill.

It is shameful that over 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a supporter of Alabama Democrat Governor George Wallace some Democrats still continue to utilize the filibuster. Now that the Democrats have officially denounced the filibuster as the work of Jim Crow (even though it actually originated with anti-slavery Whigs like Henry Clay attacking pro-slavery Jacksonians), it’s time for them to live up to their standards and reject the filibuster.

“The Jim Crow Filibuster Must Go,” the Center for American Progress hectored. "End the Jim Crow Filibuster Now," MoveOn clamored.

Martin Luther King III demanded that Senator Sinema see to it that "the Jim Crow filibuster does not stand in the way" of Democrat plans for permanent majority rule. Because if there's anything his father stood for, it was the unambiguous right of the majority to rule over the minority.

Obama, as usual, got all of this started when he insisted that, "if all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic".

Confusingly, Democrats keep relying on this Jim Crow relic, most recently when they blocked Senator Ted Cruz’s sanctions on Putin’s European pipeline possibly because, to play by their rules, Vladimir has tapes of them with micturating prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room.

It’s unfathomable that at a time when we are courageously toppling the statues of anyone who lived in the 19th century (never mind the 18th century) that Democrats cling to this vestige of Jim Crow in order to protect Russian pipelines, illegal aliens and abortion, and also to stop Senator Tim Scott’s police reform legislation. Truly the Dem filibuster is a relic of Jim Crow.

Democrats, who have called this dreadful issue to our attention, must lead the way.

When they are in the minority (which is likely to happen quite soon) they should make it clear that they will refuse on principle to make use of the filibuster to oppose Republican legislation.

To do otherwise would make them complicit in Jim Crow, systemic racism, and other social justice buzzwords that I am sure they were wholly and entirely sincere about invoking.

The Democrats must make it clear that they will have no part in the Jim Crow filibuster starting today. Even if they can’t abolish it, they must show their moral superiority by refusing to trifle with it. If there’s anything that the civil rights movement teaches us, it’s that the minority must never object to the rule of the majority. And by refusing to employ the Jim Crow filibuster, they will live up to the true legacy of the civil rights movement by abandoning minority rights.

It’s what Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted. According to them.

Only the most ridiculous racists would believe that there is any value whatsoever in allowing minorities to obstruct the will of the majority and as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, we should be mindful of his words in his Letter From a Birmingham Jail, “A just law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey”.

Actually, King wrote that, “An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself.” But, much like his “content of character” quote and the filibuster, that’s inconvenient. So we’ll just get rid of it.

The Democrats, as the momentary majority, would like to bind Republicans by the filibuster, without being bound by it. And then once out of power, they would like to revive the filibuster. And then opposition to the filibuster will be the new Jim Crow after the filibuster was the old Jim Crow. That fits King’s definition of an unjust law that a tyranny “does not make binding on itself”.

And if the Democrats want to disprove it, all they have to do is reject the Jim Crow Filibuster.

If the filibuster really is, as Common Dreams, the Sierra Club, the Associated Press, the For the People Project, Robert Reich, the Democracy Initiative, Common Cause, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and Senator Brian Schatz falsely claim, the "Jim Crow Filibuster", how can Democrats possibly justify continuing to make use of it?

Would Democrats make use of Jim Crow water fountains or buses? How can they use the Jim Crow Filibuster then?

If Senate Democrats won't listen to these idiots and front groups for radical billionaires, won't they listen to Rob Reiner who pleaded with senators to, "get rid of the Jim Crow filibuster, and save Democracy. We’re watching it slip away before our eyes." As an oppressed white California millionaire famous for playing a television buffoon, he knows what he’s talking about.

Democrats must live up to their principles and turn their backs on the Jim Crow Filibuster.

Otherwise people will begin to suspect that they’re pathological liars exploiting the traumas of one of the most difficult eras in our history in order to seize power and make some money.

And that would not be very nice.

From this day forward, if a Democrat makes use of the Jim Crow filibuster, he or she must be forever known as a Jim Crow Democrat. After having given themselves ample warning of its racism, their determination to continue making use of the filibuster can be seen as nothing less than complicity in the systemic racism that has characterized their party since its origins.

This is no laughing matter.

Democrats have shamelessly weaponized racism on both sides of the table. They have shown absolutely no hesitation in hurling the worst possible accusations of racism if there’s something in it for them. And they’ve done it in the most nakedly hypocritical ways possible. The only thing to do is to hold them accountable for their talking points even after they’re no longer convenient.

Or especially if they’re no longer convenient.

Since they’ve decided that it’s the Jim Crow Filibuster, let it be so every time they use it even when they suddenly change their minds and decide that the Jim Crow Filibuster should really be known as the Martin Luther King Filibuster and that employing it is a true tribute to his legacy.

“Words matter,” as Obama said a long time ago before he decided that they didn’t after all.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wearing a Chanel Face Mask, He Yelled, “Black Lives Matter”, and Threw the Burning Box

By On January 19, 2022
After billions in damages, hundreds wounded, and some killed, including an 8-year-old girl, the Black Lives Matter riots led to virtually no consequences. The co-founders of the racist hate group got Hollywood deals and bought mansions, and BLM groups were flooded with cash.

While cities and states rushed to give the rioters a free pass, a few federal prosecutors worked to bring at least a few of the worst rioters to justice. With no support from the Department of Justice, which under Attorney General Merrick Garland is fully invested in supporting black nationalism, and little local support, they have won serious prison time for two rioters.

It may not be much, but like the Kyle Rittenhouse case every little bit of pushback counts.

In the Buffalo BLM riots, virtually every rioter got a pass from local authorities in upstate New York with 35 out of 57 cases dismissed, 12 adjournments, and only three guilty verdicts.

But Federal prosecutors have scored a win with one rioter getting a five year prison sentence.

Courtland M. Renford became a minor celebrity when he was photographed shirtless and wearing a Chanel luxury brand face mask while doing a black nationalist salute.

Court documents describe him yelling, “with an arm thrust overhead in excitement, ‘Black Lives Matter!,’ just a few feet from the camera. Less than a minute later, he picks up a green laundry basket with flames in it, steps up on a waist-high two-level abutment and on to the frame of the already broken window, and tosses the flaming basket into City Hall.”

The fire was quickly put out, but caused $10,000 in damage. While the media has typically refused to show pictures and videos of BLM rioters, let alone ask the public for help in locating them, an attitude that has made it difficult for law enforcement to track down and arrest rioters, his image appeared on the news. The perp’s friends and neighbors stayed loyal and refused to turn him in, but a local cop who knew him called in and provided his name and address.

New York's "bail reform" would have set him loose, as it has so many other criminals, but then federal authorities stepped in and refused to buy his excuses and give him a slap on the wrist.

A court ruling noted that Renford was a career offender who though, "only 20 years of age" had built up quite a criminal record and had been the "subject of multiple bench warrants while under court supervision" and "committed additional crimes while under court supervision."

Renford claimed that unknown individuals had given him the burning basket and told him to throw it through the window. There's no way to know whether that's true, but it does raise questions about how the BLM riots were organized and who was really behind them.

The City Hall BLM arson attack was his "eighth arrest in a two-year time frame" that included holding up a woman for her cell phone, and he has six orders of protection against him.

His lawyer claimed, as usual, that he had mental problems, and proposed that he be enrolled in anti-violence programs. Renford underwent three psychological evaluations and the process dragged on even though he had already confessed and there was a trail of text messages linking him to the attack. But finally the justice system delivered justice.

Over in Minneapolis, Victor Devon Edwards has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Edwards had joined a BLM riot based on the false claim that police officers had shot and killed a black man, and then engaged in a long string of of attacks over three hours during which he broke into numerous businesses, including large chain establishments like Target and Saks, as well as smaller businesses, a bar and a coffee shop.

Federal prosecutors noted that, "Edwards bragged about his participation in the rioting and looting." Much of the evidence against Edwards came from Facebook live streaming video and surveillance cameras which captured him, among other things, starting a fire in the Target headquarters that caused almost a million dollars in damage.

Edwards' public defender insisted that "he is not a violent person", but "a sensitive, impressionable young man whose life has been repeatedly derailed by tragedy and trauma.”

Instead of psychological problems, as had been the case for Renford, his lawyer blamed “learning disabilities”, an equally cliched excuse for criminals. The defense attorney did not specify which learning disability prevented Edwards from understanding right and wrong.

But according to her, he was not ”in a positive, healthy place.” Now he will be.

Coffee or Die reported that prosecutors warned that his criminal behavior had escalated, “leading to convictions for criminal sexual conduct, felony theft, driving while intoxicated, and child endangerment.”

Alpha News reported that Edwards had "prior felony convictions in Hennepin County for third-degree criminal sexual conduct and theft, as well as other convictions for child endangerment” but that in “both felony convictions, Edwards was granted a stay of execution or imposition and was placed on probation.”

Being sentenced to 8 years in prison should at least temporarily impose some consequences.

The verdict sends a clear message in Minneapolis, where over 90% of cases against Black Lives Matter rioters were dropped by the Democrat establishment. As the New York Times put it, "prosecutors declined to pursue many of the cases because they concluded that the protesters were exercising their basic civil rights."

Burning, looting, rioting, maiming, and terrorizing entire cities is not a “civil right”.

Black Lives Matter have often been accused of being racial arsonists. Renford and Edwards have been accused of literal arson. The vast majority of BLM arsonists have never been caught or received a slap on the wrist, but these convictions are a sign of hope for our justice system.

This won’t be in the next email about diversity and inclusion that a major corporation dispatches, it won’t show up in Attorney General Merrick Garland’s next speech or on CNN, but it happened. America isn’t dead yet and justice is not impossible: it takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to take on an unpopular cause and see it through by rigorously following the law.

This is a reminder that there are still good people working to bring the race rioters to justice.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Texas Synagogue Terrorist Came Out of UK Islamist No-Go Zone

By On January 17, 2022
As far back as 2013, Pakistani Muslim terrorists had plotted to take "foreign Jews" hostage to trade for ‘Lady Al Qaeda’. In 2022, a Pakistani Muslim terrorist actually went out and did it.

The hostage crisis at Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform Temple in Texas, ended with Faisal Akram of Blackburn, another post-industrial English town where Muslims make up a third of the population and Pakistanis account for over 10 percent, dead, and his Jewish hostages set free.

Back home, the Blackburn Muslim Community page announced that "Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world" and prayed that Allah "bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise".

The BMC page had previously promoted a “charity” event to raise money for “Palestinians” by the Human Relief Foundation, which had been banned by Israel over its ties to Hamas.

The town has produced no shortage of Jihadists, including the youngest terrorist in the UK, as well as a number of Jihadis who traveled to join ISIS, an associate of shoe bomber Richard Reid, and a terrorist who played a key role in an Al Qaeda plot that targeted New York and D.C.

Blackburn is one of the most segregated towns in the country and has been described as a “no-go zone”. The area that produced the Temple Terrorist has one of the highest Muslim populations outside of London and some claim that flying the English flag has been effectively outlawed.

The setting couldn’t be any better for the media to whitewash the murderous terrorist with the familiar excuses that he was the victim of failed integration in the United Kingdom. His family, in an even more familiar excuse, is claiming that he “was suffering from mental health issues”.

That, along with the claim by FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno that the terrorist, "was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community", is becoming the very familiar narrative for covering up the latest Muslim terror attack.

But antisemitism, like Islamism, was part of the air that Faisal Akram breathed in Blackburn.

Salim Mulla, Blackburn's former mayor and current Labour councilor, claimed that Israel was behind ISIS and school shootings in America. Last year, four Muslim men from Blackburn took part in a "Palestinian" convoy while shouting, "F*** the Jews... F*** all of them. F*** their mothers, f*** their daughters and show your support for Palestine. Rape their daughters and we have to send a message like that. Please do it for the poor children in Gaza."

Siddiqui aka Lady Al Qaeda, on whose behalf the Texas synagogue attack took place, was married to the nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and had assorted recipes for mass murder in her possession when she was captured. Despite graduating from Brandeis, a formerly Jewish university, she demanded at her trial that jurors undergo DNA tests to prove that they are not Jewish. And the Aafia Foundation posted bizarre antisemitic rants about the "degree of poisonous venum (sic) within the heart of American mainstream jewry".

The hatred of Jews, like the hatred of all non-Muslims, is a crucial motive for Islamic terrorism.

If Blackburn is a miserable place, the tale of the Akram family may reveal why. The official family statement by the terrorist’s brother, Gulbar Akram, claims that "although my brother was suffering from mental health issues we were confident that he would not harm the hostages" and denied that the FBI had rescued the hostages from being killed by his brother. "Don’t believe the bull#### in the media they were released from the fire exit and Not rescued.”

The Blackburn Community message describes the terrorist as having brothers named "Gulbar", “Malik” and the "Late Gulzameer Akram".

Two brothers named Gulbar Akram and Gulzameer Akram in Blackburn had been locked up over stolen cars. Another time, a Blackburn resident named Gulbar Akram almost had his nose sliced off. A Gulzameer Akram ran a massive counterfeiting operation from a Blackburn home. A Malik Akram was locked up for harassing girls. Were all of them members of the same clan?

The best way to cover up a terrorist attack is to shift the context. And that’s what they’re doing. But it’s important to dig into the true context to understand the true origins of the Texas attack.

In his book, Among the Mosques, ex-Islamist Ed Husain described Blackburn as “another global hub for the Deobandis and the Tableeghi Jamaat” where the mosques pray for the destruction of the enemies of Islam and texts declare that “there can be no reconciliation between Islam and democracy”.

The Deobandis, who control many of the mosques in Blackburn, originated the Taliban.

Aafia Siddiqui, better known as 'Lady Al Qaeda', is a Deobandi, the terrorist on whose behalf Faisal Akram took a synagogue hostage, and a popular cause with Pakistanis. A few years ago the Pakistani Senate had even named the Islamic terrorist, the “Daughter of the Nation”.

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal had plotted to take Jews hostage a decade ago in order to force 'Lady Al Qaeda's release. British Muslim “charities” were a major source of funding to the Jihadist group as they are for many Pakistani Jihadist enterprises.

While much has been made of the advocacy on behalf of Siddiqui by CAIR and other Islamist colonists in America, top Muslim politicians in the UK also vocally demanded her release, including Lord Nazir Ahmed and Lord Altaf Sheikh.

When Husain visited Blackburn, he warned that, "it is clear that a caliphist subculture thrives here, a separate world from the rest of British society.”

Tableeghi Jamaat, whose mosques are known as "breeding grounds" for Jihad, is closely intertwined with Pakistani Islamism and vectored Islamic terrorism. Quite a number have joined Al Qaeda. It is no coincidence that so many Islamic terrorists have come out of Blackburn.

Nor is it a coincidence that the latest Islamic terrorist attack on America originated there.

Faisal Akram traveled to Texas, where ‘Lady Al Qaeda’ sleeps at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth. He was one of many Muslim pilgrims seeking to extricate her. Just last fall, the Dallas-Forth Worth CAIR and the Pakistani terror regime claimed that Aafia Siddiqui had been assaulted in U.S. custody in the latest effort of many on behalf of ‘Lady Al Qaeda’.

Faisal’s target, a progressive Reform Temple which happened to carry the traditional name of Congregation Beth Israel despite its social justice activist clergyman’s hostility to Israel, was ideally selected to fit Muslim antisemitic obsessions with both Israel and Jews.

The antisemitic rants, the hostage crisis, and the rapid cover-up are all regular features of life for Jews in Europe. Changing demographics are making them a new reality for American Jews.

Any American city or town can become the new Blackburn. That’s the harsh lesson here.

Pakistani antisemitism and obscure Jihadist movements are not local issues, they are global threats. The poison nurtured in a declining British post-industrial town blew up in Texas. We are all interconnected, and that interconnectedness has made the Jihad into a global enterprise. Ideas, tactics, and organizations that once took centuries to colonize the world can travel around it at the speed of the internet and a terror plot can happen at the speed of a jet plane.

We can either police our borders, control our immigration, and build walls around our nations, or we must be resigned to being hunted, stalked, and killed anywhere and at any given moment.

In Blackburn, Muslims anticipate the Texas Jihadist ascending to the “highest ranks of Paradise" where he will enjoy the company of 72 virgins. More Muslims from Blackburn, marinating in the same hatred for America, for Jews, and for anyone unlike them, will follow in his footsteps.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Black Panther Defense Minister Leaves Congress to Spend More Time With His Hate Group

By On January 15, 2022
After the last of the old Senate Democrat Klansmen rode off into the sunset, it’s the turn of the longest serving former official of a racist hate group to throw his own retirement party.

Rep. Bobby Rush, the former Deputy Minister of Defense for the Black Panthers, announced that he’s joining his fellow Democrats fleeing the sinking ship ahead of the midterms, not for political reasons mind you, but in order to spend more time with his grandchildren.

"I don’t want to be a historical figure to my grandchildren," Rush said. That stands to reason considering his history.

Rush was recruited by Stokely Carmichael, a deranged bigot who would later describe Adolf Hitler as “the greatest white man”, to form a Black Panther chapter in Chicago.

"We plan to arm the total black community so when the pigs come down on us, we will be equal," Rush once bragged. "We advocate offensive violence against the power structure... we are at war and the Minister of Defense must be in charge."

As a House Democrat, Rush, suffering from criminal hypocrisy and a broken mirror, falsely claimed during the BLM riots that President Trump “wants to instigate a race war”.

A month after two police officers were murdered, the cops finally raided a Black Panther apartment where Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Chicago chapter, was holed up. This time around, the Panthers got the worst of the exchange. Rush, who had been there hours earlier, emerged at Jesse Jackson’s service, claiming that he had been marked for death by the cops.

“If I was out on the street, they would have shot me down," he claimed.

(Unlike Hampton, who was the subject of a recent Hollywood hagiography, Judas and the Black Messiah, the two murdered officers, Patrolman Frank Gershon Rappaport and Patrolman John Gilhooly, one Jewish and one Irish, have not been lionized by Warner Bros and the Oscars.)

Rush went into politics, but never left behind his affinity for his racist hate group.

In 2019, Rush hosted a special on the "legacy of Fred Hampton" featuring a propaganda poster of Malcolm X next to Mao, and claims that the Black Panther was “murdered”. In 2021, he appeared at a black nationalist conspiracist forum that included a Black Panther who had admitted to pouring boiling water on a teenager who was being tortured and then murdered.

"I have a lot of fun ribbing other elected officials now and other members of the Central Committee because they all came up through the Young Democrats," Rush told an interviewer. "My training was in the, was in the, was in the Black Panther party. And we've been regular democrats for a while now. So I figure my training was probably a little bit better than theirs."

Say what you will about the Young Democrats, but they don’t train members to pour boiling water on people whom they suspect of being insufficiently loyal to the socialist cause. Yet.

The Mao portrait is no accident.

When Rush visited Cuba, he called his meeting with Castro, “like listening to an old friend.”

“In my household I told Castro he is known as the ultimate survivor,” he said.

Retiring from the House after three decades of blight and misery in the black community he claimed to represent even as he managed to pay his wife $550K for, among other things, consulting services, not to mention his brother, sister, and son, Rush is a mini-Castro.

Like his old Communist friend, Rush is the ultimate survivor and a revolutionary hypocrite.

“The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is the most rabid, racist body of criminal lawlessness by police in the land. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the Ku Klux Klan then, and the Ku Klux Klan now," Rush ranted during the BLM riots.

That same month, the former Black Panther official, complained that Chicago cops, the men he called the modern KKK, sat eating popcorn in his office instead of stopping Black Lives Matter rioters from looting his office.

“One was asleep on my couch in my campaign office,” Rush whined at a press conference.

Worse still, “they even had the unmitigated gall to go and make coffee for themselves and to pop popcorn, my popcorn, in my microwave while looters were tearing apart businesses within sight and within their reach.”

And most horrifying of all, the popcorn they were eating was almost certainly white.

It’s tragic when the KKK won't lift a finger to stop racist thugs who view his Black Panthers as role models from looting their former Deputy Defense Minister's office. Where’s the respect?

Rep. Rush had schizophrenically pivoted from claiming that police efforts to stop the BLM riot in D.C., “reminded me of 1968, when the police were as responsible for the rioting,” to complaining that the police were eating popcorn instead of cracking BLM heads outside his offices.

But the former Black Panther leader has never let consistency get him down.

As a Deputy Minister of Defense, he was busted on gun charges. He named his son Huey, after the Black Panther leader, Huey P. Newton, only to see his son follow in Newton’s footsteps by getting shot and killed during an argument over drugs.

And then Rep. Rush began campaigning for gun control. He might have done better to give his son a different role model. Or perhaps dissuade him from going down the path that led him to becoming the target of a druglord named “Ball” who wanted $110,000 in cocaine from Huey.

Huey P. Newton, the original Huey and Minister of Defense for the Panthers, was shot and killed by a member of the Black Guerrilla Family during an argument over a cocaine deal.

The former Deputy Minister of Defense who had advocated, “we need to arm ourselves”, and had served time on gun charges, blamed not his son or his decision to use the Black Panther thug as a role model for him, or even drugs, but the firearms that were used in the argument.

“Ultimately, I would like to see the manufacture and possession of handguns banned,” Rush declared.

As a radical revolutionary, Rush wanted guns to fight the power structure, but as a member of the political power structure, his interests lie with disarming the public.

If Rush can’t manage to dynastically hand over his seat to his son Flynn Rush, a failed candidate who was paid by his father’s campaign, he’ll at least be able to spend more time doing interviews about the glory days in a violent hate group. Back then reporters would line up at Bobby Lee’s press conferences as the bespectacled nerd held forth surrounded by thugs.

The Black Panther minister may be leaving, but his rise is a measure of just how much the Democrat party that made him its elder statesman has become an extremist hate group.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Washington Post Accused Conservatives of Russian Disinformation, Its Boss Was Spreading Chinese Disinformation

By On January 13, 2022
If there’s one newspaper that could have had “disinformation” copyrighted and then collected royalties from every Russian conspiracy theory, it was the Washington Post.

The Washington Post gained power and influence and its circulation and its profits grew as the paper spread lies, smears, and conspiracy theories that pandered to the prejudices and coup impulses of an angry base of D.C. Democrat government bureaucrats, politicians, lobbyists, and contractors who fancied themselves to be the “resistance” to the 2016 election.

The Post's opinion section filled up with headlines like, "The Republicans have become the party of Russia", but its news desk was no better with a false claim, later retracted, that Giuliani had been warned by the FBI that he was the target of a “Russian influence operation”.

Day after day, the paper built a case that Republicans were a “threat to democracy” by “spreading Russian disinformation”, and urgently needed to be deplatformed and censored.

Max Boot, a Washington Post columnist, cheered Big Tech's censorship of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden while insisting that it was "Russian disinformation".

"Sorry, Republicans. Social media companies aren’t obligated to spread your lies," he gloated.

We now know that there was no Russian disinformation, but that the Washington Post’s Big Tech boss was actually the one profiting from spreading Chinese disinformation to Americans.

The Washington Post had been purchased by Jeff Bezos while Amazon’s federal contracts and lobbying expenditures began to grow. One of Amazon's biggest federal paydays was a $600 million cloud contract with the CIA. Then the Big Tech giant set its sights on a $10 billion military cloud contract known as JEDI. After the Trump administration noted favoritism toward Amazon, the contract was instead awarded to Microsoft, leading to an Amazon sore loser lawsuit. JEDI was then canceled and Amazon got a profitable piece of a new JWCC military cloud contract.

Meanwhile, Amazon was deep in bed with Communist China. Amazon’s marketplace is dominated by third party sellers and most of those third party sellers are based in China.

But a recently leaked internal Amazon document also revealed that the Big Tech giant was trading the Communist regime access to Americans in exchange for doing business in China.

While Amazon wanted the right to sell books to the Chinese, the Communist regime wanted to be able to push its propaganda through Chinabooks on the Amazon platform.

Jay Carney, formerly Obama's press secretary, now heading up Amazon's lobbying operation, was told before he flew out to Beijing that the key to persuading the Communist regime to allow Amazon to continue doing business was "the Chinabooks project.”

The China Books project is outwardly just another storefront, albeit stocked with books on Xi. The design may be crude but the agenda shows up at the beginning with a menu that highlights "Governance of China" and "Books on China's Battle Against the Pandemic". While the former category largely features Xi, the country’s Communist dictator, the latter is where the action is.

The various texts, political, personal, and even books on the pandemic for children, highlight the efforts of the Communist party and treat the battle against the virus as a vindication of the party.

The books often come through the Foreign Languages Press, an arm of the Chinese Communist Party that is used to spread disinformation and propaganda around the world. FLP is an imitation of the Soviet Union's Foreign Languages Publishing House. While the Soviet Union had shut down and freshened up its FLPH propaganda operation in the sixties, China, which copied it in the fifties, has kept FLP going with few changes to the operation.

Amazon sells a lot of books, but with the Chinabooks project it had partnered with an enemy nation’s propaganda campaign in order to be able to do business with the Communists.

And much of that propaganda campaign was aimed at Americans.

Even while Amazon’s CEO was partnering his company with China’s state propaganda arm, his newspaper was accusing Republicans of being in bed with Russia. The Washington Post’s smear campaign was true, not of Republicans, but of its owner and his Big Tech monopoly.

Even as Amazon swallows up American retail, it’s become little more than a front for China. Its products come from China, but so do the third party sellers who dominate its platform.

And yet Amazon also wields enormous influence over American policy and politics.

Despite its close relationship to Communist China and other enemies, Amazon controls the CIA’s cloud and will have a chunk of the military cloud. Some of our most sensitive information is in the hands of a corporation that doesn’t think twice about collaborating with our enemies.

Amazon did not hesitate to give China’s Communist party the key to spreading their disinformation to American audiences. What other digital doors might it help China open?

Beyond the sensitive role that Amazon plays in our military and intelligence apparatus is the political role that it enjoys courtesy of its chairman’s ownership of the Washington Post.

The Post sets the policy agenda for the Democrats and columnists like Jennifer Rubin function as mouthpieces for the Biden administration. The partnership has been extremely profitable for the paper as lefty audiences ate up its Russiagate disinformation campaign, sending subscription rates sky high and making its articles trend on Big Tech social media platforms.

Qatar’s biggest foreign influence operation, involving the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Qatari terror operative embedded as a columnist in the Washington Post, was enormously successful and quickly became part of the Democrat foreign policy agenda. The transformation of an old friend of Osama bin Laden into a political martyr would not have been possible without the unquestioning acceptance that the Post’s disinformation campaigns have achieved among the Democrats and even among some less sensible Republicans.

Even after stepping down as CEO to become Amazon's executive chairman, Jeff Bezos still commands $180 billion worth of Amazon stock. The intertwining of the key media outlet of D.C. Democrats and one of the most powerful Big Tech monopolies in the country still remains.

So does the disinformation threat posed by the combination of Amazon and the Post.

Leftists most often accuse their enemies of their own sins. While the Washington Post colluded to censor its conservative political opponents to protect Biden’s electoral chances, Amazon stood to profit from Biden’s win, renewed relations with China, and a military cloud deal.

And while the Post claimed that Republicans were spreading Russian disinformation, it was actually the money behind its machine that was spreading Chinese disinformation.

The paper manufactured a threat by Republicans to cover up the threat that it poses to America.

As long as China calls the shots at Amazon, and the Big Tech monopoly and its paper call the shots in our retail sector and our nation’s capital, America remains in the grip of China.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

While Biden Negotiates, Iran Keeps Trying to Kill Americans

By On January 11, 2022
Six years after Obama signed off on the nuclear sellout deal with Iran, diplomats are once again meeting with representatives of the Islamic terror in Vienna's lavish Palais Saxe-Coburg.

1,500 miles away from the white columns of the former palace turned five-star hotel, American forces are under fire once again. On January 3rd, two suicide drones were aimed at the State Department’s Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center near the Baghdad International Airport.

Two more terror drones targeted American forces deployed to fight ISIS at the Al Asad air base. The base has been repeatedly hammered by Iran-backed rocket attacks over the past year, most notably when 14 rockets struck the base over the summer causing several injuries.

While American forces were able to shoot down the terror drones, these latest acts of Iranian diplomacy came complete with the words “Soleimani’s revenge” scrawled on the drones. The latest Iranian attacks on Americans forces use Soleimani’s death as a pretext, but the attacks began before the Iranian terror boss was killed, and have sharply escalated under Biden in response to his appeasement of the Islamic terror regime.

There were repeated Iran-backed rocket strikes against Americans in Iraq throughout the last year totaling an estimated 25 separate attacks under the Biden administration.

These attacks have mostly gone unpunished.

While Iran and the media eagerly link the latest wave of Iranian attacks on American forces to the death of General Soleimani, they conveniently forget that the U.S. took him out in response to multiple attacks such as these, including the 2019 rocket attack that killed an American contractor and wounded four American servicemen, and the attempt by Iranian proxies to recreate Benghazi with an attack on our embassy in Baghdad.

The Trump administration decided to send a clear message to Iran after that. The Biden administration has sent an equally clear message of a very different kind to Tehran.

After two straight days of drone and rocket attacks, the Biden administration finally authorized strikes at several launch sites in Syria that had been used to target American forces.

"We have to take that threat very seriously and we always have the right of self defense," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby argued.

The right of self defense is a very low bar.

While the Trump administration made it clear that it would target Iran and its Shiite terror militias in retaliation, the Biden administration is still limiting its response to preemptive self-defense. This weak approach tells Iran that it can set the terms of engagement without having to fear the kind of unexpected escalation that led the Trump administration to take out Soleimani.

Iranian rocket attacks on Americans have escalated even as the Biden administration has tried to resume negotiations with the terror state and provided it with indirect sanctions relief.

While Iran has made much of the January attacks coinciding with the anniversary of Soleimani's death, the most intense attacks of the Biden administration actually took place around the summer anniversary of the nuclear deal. The more recent sixth round of negotiations over restoring the deal had closed out in June. While the Biden administration remained convinced that it was on the verge of an agreement, Iran responded with its most severe attacks.

In the first full week of July, there was an attack targeting Americans nearly every single day.

But Iran’s terror proxies did not even wait for the negotiations to break off. There were 7 attacks throughout June before the Iran-backed terror campaign really picked up in July with 7 attacks in just the early weeks. While the wave of attacks faded as the negotiations did not immediately resume, the Islamic terror state did make a special exception for one day in September.

On September 11, two drones launched an attack on U.S. forces at Erbil International Airport.

Then, as now, the Biden administration limited American military personnel to defensive preventative air strikes against the Shiite terror groups carrying out the attacks.

This strategy not only failed to stop the attacks, it has emboldened the Islamic terrorists.

While the Biden administration has provided Iran with billions in sanctions relief, a sufficient act of betrayal on its own, it seems to have little interest in expecting Iran to stop trying to kill Americans by either linking sanctions relief to an end to terror or refusing to negotiate under fire.

Americans meanwhile have little idea of just how pervasive and constant the Iranian attacks are.

The media does report on major attacks, but buries the reports on the back page. While many people are aware of the Vienna negotiations, far fewer have any idea that American military personnel are still deployed in Iraq to meet the ISIS threat or that they’re under fire from Iran.

Many Americans think of our conflict with Iran as political, when it’s actually military.

The reporting on the latest wave of Iran-backed attacks further distorts the bigger picture by emphasizing claims that they are linked to the anniversary of Soleimani’s death as if the terrorists hadn’t been doing the same thing throughout the previous year. And as if Soleimani hadn’t been a key player in organizing and funding these attacks before he was taken out.

The most striking contrast between the high-level American diplomats in Vienna and the low-level diplomats in Iraq is that the former chat up the Iranians while the latter are targeted by them. Iranian-backed attacks have been aimed not only at our military, but our diplomats.

The State Department isn’t just selling out America, it’s selling out its own people who are facing rocket and drone attacks by the terror regime that it’s unsuccessfully trying to crawl into bed with.

And the Biden administration is selling out America and Americans. Once again a Democrat administration has put military personnel in the line of fire and won’t let them fight back.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

The Only Way for Unvaccinated Workers to Work in NYC is to Become Artists

By On January 10, 2022
“We make history in New York City. We lead the nation with the strongest vaccine mandate anywhere,” Mayor Bill de Blasio declared in a final blow to residents on the way out the door.

The nation’s most unpopular mayor did indeed unleash the strongest vaccine mandate anywhere that covers everyone from drivers to babysitters. Like the virus itself, the mandate that Bill de Blasio issued in haste turned out much stronger than he had anticipated.

Banning “unvaccinated workers” from any workplace turned out to cover just about everything.

Or almost everything. In his infinite mercy, Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate says that unvaccinated "workers may enter for a quick and limited purpose even if they have not shown the required proof of vaccination" such as "using the bathroom."

The Department of Health does not specify how long they're allowed to be in the bathroom before Bill de Blasio starts hammering on the door to demand their vaccine passport.

Vehicles being used for business purposes are workplaces. Or as the New York City Department of Health states, “Businesses may not allow any unvaccinated workers to come to their workplace. A workplace is considered any location — including a vehicle — where you work in the presence of at least one other person.” That was bad news for deliveries in a city already struggling with supply chain shortages. The only drivers exempt from the De Blasio vaccine mandate have to drive alone. That means last mile deliveries can still keep going.

But supplier deliveries being made to stores have suddenly become much more difficult.

As usual, this sort of arrangement benefits Amazon with its huge fleet of subcontractors doing individual last mile deliveries, while crushing what’s left of New York City’s retail sector. It’s bad news for supermarkets that working and middle class residents rely on, but won’t affect the hipster elites who use grocery delivery services anyway and don’t care about street level retail.

Supermarkets die and Big Tech adds another few hundred billion to its valuations.

But the vaccine mandate includes residential buildings as workplaces. In a city with one of the highest rates of apartment dwellers outside Tokyo, much of the city is in reach of the mandate.

And that’s where the vaccine mandate is proving devastating even to the hipster elites because it not only affects the employees working for the buildings, but anyone hired by the residents.

That includes babysitters, housekeepers, plumbers, painters, exterminators, and nannies.

As December 27th approached, building managers were unsure of just how broad the vaccine mandate might be. Some renters began receiving emails ordering them to show proof of vaccination. Residents panicked fearing that they would be banned from entering their own homes unless they had proof of vaccination, not just once, but every single day.

The De Blasio mandate does warn that, “businesses may check each worker’s proof of vaccination before they enter the workplace each day. They must keep a record of each verification.”

Lawyers quickly got involved and clarified that renters were not workers. But nearly everyone else entering a building was a worker. Could those same Amazon delivery men and women enter a building to drop off a package without having to show their vaccine papers?

If Amazon, FedEx, UPS, Doordash, UberEats, and every other sort of delivery worker has to show a vaccine passport before making a delivery, that would eat up half their workday.

More lawyers, drawn by the profitable smell of new government regulations, swarmed and agreed that Amazon and Big Tech shouldn’t be rudely inconvenienced in that manner.

But then what about the dogwalkers? Do they have to show their vaccine passports each time they walk a dog to keep Spot, Rover, and Amadeus safe from both COVID and fleas?

Dogwalkers, without whom the neglectful pet owners of Park Slope couldn’t manage, were exempted. But nearly every sort of other worker is still under the shadow of the mandate.

The mandate declared that "workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine."

That meant anyone hiring a babysitter had to check their vaccine papers, and make a record of having checked them, or risk fines of $1,000 for each violation. Getting Susie down the block to watch your kids after she comes home from school just became a whole lot more complicated.

The price of a vaccinated nanny had already soared through the roof even before the new mandate. “If you’re making under $80,000 right now as a mom, you’re going to end up giving your nanny your salary,” one agency head observed.

The nanny state has come for the nannies. De Blasio’s vaccine mandate simultaneously blocks many nannies from working and significantly raises the cost of vaccinated nannies. That forces New Yorkers to either defy the law, or forge vaccine records and hope that they don’t get caught.

That’s what a police state looks like.

Beyond nannies, the elderly are likely to lose access to physical therapists and other kinds of in-home therapists, but the NBA and Saturday Night Live, as usual, are exempt from the rules.

While the vaccine mandate applies to babysitters and therapists, to workers unloading crates of cucumbers, and even to independents renting a WeWork space, it doesn’t apply to celebrities.

Or as the order states, “non-City residents who are performing artists, college or professional athletes, or individuals accompanying such performing artists or college or professional athletes.”

Science, of course, tells us that NBA players and SNL guest stars can’t spread the virus.

Residency isn’t actually the issue because the vaccine mandate FAQ sneers, ”Do I need to verify proof of vaccination for workers who do not live in New York City? Yes, the requirement is specific to New York City workplaces, and where the worker lives is not relevant to the order.”

Unless the worker is a celebrity. Then their residency is suddenly very relevant to the order.

“Are there any exceptions for workers in certain industries, or whose work is essential to my business? To best protect all workers, there are no exceptions for workers based on their industry or job duties,” the FAQ barks at ordinary employers and workers.

There are no exceptions for workers in industries… unless they throw a ball or tell jokes.

That has to stick in the craw of any judge with an ounce of conscience who owns a law book.

The double standard here is legally and morally untenable. If you’re a plumber in Westchester, you must show your papers, but if you’re Bruce Springsteen’s roadie you’re exempt.

The class distinctions here perpetrated by the advocates of equity are blatantly obvious.

And the obvious answer is for unvaccinated workers to become performing artists.

The relevant orders, including Emergency Executive Order No. 316, don't actually define what a "performing artist" is, but do exempt them from wearing face masks "while performing" and from vaccine papers.

Why can't a plumber be an artist? And why can’t fixing a sink be their performance?

In an era of profound bad taste where anything is art, from mutilated animals to a woman staring at her audience to a golden toilet, why can’t the art of fixing toilets also be performance art?

What the art world claims is “transgressive art” rarely is, but workers defying the authorities by keeping society running would be the ultimate in transgressive performance art.

It’s so transgressive, it would have to be banned.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Saturday, January 08, 2022

Lonely Nation

By On January 08, 2022
There is both bad news and good news for Planned Parenthood these days. Even while abortion made a brief stop once again at the Supreme Court, its numbers are dropping.

A few years ago, abortion hit its lowest rate since it was legalized. The drop in abortion rates parallels the fall in birth rates. Both stem from a decline in pregnancies.

America isn’t becoming more moral, only more lonely.

A recent New York Times headline declared, “The Married Will Soon Be the Minority”. But it’s not just the married, but anyone in a relationship or who is connected to other people.

Marriage rates hit an all-time low around the same time, with the single population rising sharply. But the singles weren’t just postponing marriage in favor of extended relationships, because there was also a sharp drop in the rates of physical intimacy between men and women.

Americans were becoming more lonely even before the pandemic. The arrival of the pandemic divided families, cut off grandparents from grandchildren, parents from adult children, children from other children, and made the country an even more lonely and isolated place.

Over the pandemic year, the nation’s population grew by only 0.1%. According to the Census Bureau, that was “the lowest rate since the nation’s founding.” Its estimate also showed that for the first time "net international migration... has exceeded natural increase for a given year."

America’s population has been declining for a while, but the pandemic was particularly catastrophic with international migration easily topping excess births at 244,622 to 148,043.

The demographic snapshot of a society coming apart, the familial, civic, and cultural bonds between Americans dissolving even as growth comes from mass migration is a familiar story from Europe. Internally and externally, we are becoming a society in name only, linked by the legal technicalities of a vast bureaucracy and a disposable multinational consumer culture.

To understand the wave of wokeness and other political cults consuming our civic culture, we need only observe that a third of Americans now have no religion: a number that has doubled in under 15 years. Growing numbers have no family, no children, and little more than their jobs.

And that is why we have open borders. Someone has to fill all those jobs. Generations of Republican leaders defined America as a place where people came to work. Every illegal alien at the border was evidence that our way of life worked at least insofar as economics went. Likewise it appeared that our culture worked because it was so popular around the world.

Cold War logic reduced America to a marketplace. If the country passed the rigorous test of the market, then the rest was bound to fall into place. But after the Cold War came and went, mass migration and mass culture continued to hollow out the country. Free enterprise is vital to a free society, but it isn’t, for most people, the thing that gives them meaning and purpose.

A nation cannot exist as nothing more than a series of workplaces and stores in which tokens earned at the former are then spent at the latter. Mistaking the economic machinery for a nation is the fallacy of assuming that man is nothing more than the sum of his biological systems.

What happens to a society whose people have no reason to go on beyond their set routines interspersed with bouts of hedonism? What happens to a nation that loses its soul?

Europe had answered that question a generation or two before we did. Unfortunately we did not pay attention to the answer. America lasted longer because we retained our convictions of exceptionalism, our faith and our family ties longer than Europe did. But with every passing year the cities of the New World with their hipster elites and multicultural labor forces, and subsidized dying rural areas, resemble the decadence of the Old World that their ancestors once escaped.

The restrictions of the pandemic made sense to those elites in exactly the way that it infuriated the rural and working classes. Lockdowns, remote meetings, and masks allowed the elites to retreat further behind a digital iron curtain, serviced by unobtrusive servants, real and virtual, AI and gig workers, freed from having to even leave their apartments to enjoy the pleasures of life.

It never occurred to them, and still doesn’t, that most people don’t want to live that way.

Beyond the now famous population crash in New York and California, and the population rise in Texas and Florida, is the fact that the highest percentage population growth took place in Idaho, followed by Utah and Montana, while the largest percentage losses were suffered by Washington D.C., New York, and Illinois. Some of those numbers can be explained by people from the latter places making their way to the former. But that does not explain all of it.

Americans are experiencing an internal migration and counter-migration, traveling to city-states like New York City and Los Angeles County for economic purposes, and leaving them in pursuit of meaningful connections and a different way of life. It’s why one of the underreported stories in the nation’s demographics has been the black population leaving New York City for the South.

Behind the statistics, the columns of black numbers on white paper, is a spiritual crisis that is much more difficult to fit between the narrow lines of government statistical forms.

A nation needs vertical and horizontal connections, people to other people, and to something above them, a sense of awe and destiny, and without them it withers and dies. The pandemic reaffirmed to many elites their conviction that there are no meaningful connections, that other people are threats and irritants, and that man is just an intelligent ape existing on the random sufferance of a cruel universe that can blot all of us out in a single instant.

It is not at all irrational for anyone living with the conviction of fragility and meaninglessness to panic at the pandemic, global warming, or the threat of nuclear war. If the only order in the universe comes from the arrangement of its underlying forces, then doom is only a matter of time. And the only way to contain the catastrophe is by imposing a totalitarian order.

There is little room in this gloomy universe for the future. That’s why the hipster elites, in between Uber trips to bars and eateries, avoid human connections, escape into digital carpe diems, and reject the idea of having children because they don’t expect mankind to survive global warming, or of whatever crisis comes next to justify their lack of faith in the future.

Their needs, for clean floors, for customer service, or takeout, can be met by a disposable labor force in America or in China. Natural population growth just hastens the apocalypse anyway.

Against this tide of elite despair which permeates the culture that they produce and that has been all but written into law, some cultural resistance continues. Every child born is itself a form of resistance to this elite vision of a cold universe and its even colder technocratic counterparts on this world which would raise children in digital wombs to grow up to be the last of their kind.

In this generation, for the first time in our nation’s history, most Americans have abandoned hope that the future will be better. The low birth rates, the lack of relationships, and the social collapse are all the fruits of the same poisoned tree. Defeating that defeatism will not be easy and our leaders have offered little more than shopworn cliches as the nation’s culture declined.

But despair is not inevitable. It’s the vacuum that forms when there is nothing left to believe in.

Globalization atomizes us. It breaks us up into discrete and isolated groups in the name of diversity, in the name of progress, and in the name of making us more manageable. Fragmented people have less to aspire to beyond their creature comforts. They are easier to soothe with an expansion of the welfare state, a new hate object and smartphone model.

The alternative is to rebuild those connections that make life meaningful, national and familial, and without which nations turn childless and are easily swamped by mass migration.

The Left didn’t just open up the borders around the body of our nation, it hollowed out its soul. A lonely nation of isolates wrapped in their digital cocoons is easy prey for technocratic globalism.

These latest numbers are a warning sign that America is much closer to becoming Europe than we thought. To defeat the threat of demographic replacement and illegal migration, we have to build walls not only around our borders, but around our culture, our communities and our families. We have to not only fight against what we don’t want, but to fight for what we do.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Thursday, January 06, 2022

When Daniel Greenfield Joined ISIS

By On January 06, 2022
They say that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. Scientists, when they’re not calculating the amount of chocolate someone can safely eat a day, claim that everyone has six doppelgangers somewhere around the world. And some even have their own evil twins.

Mine was living in Australia all along.

I had spent the time since the attacks of September 11 writing about the dangers of Islamic terrorism. But somewhere in a suburb of Sydney, Australia, another Daniel Greenfield had decided to convert to Islam. One thing led to another and before anyone knew it, he had become a fan of ISIS and was arrested with police alleging he’d been planning an attack.

While one Daniel Greenfield had been investigating an Islamic terror plot, another Daniel Greenfield, some 7,500 miles away, was having his Islamic terror plot broken up.

The Aussie ISIS version of Daniel Greenfield is younger and balder than yours truly. When arrested, he was wearing Nike sweatpants, and the Daniel Greenfield you’re reading now would be as likely to wear anything with the Nike logo as he would be to convert to Islam and join ISIS.

Nevertheless, when Australian media and bloggers began doing rapid web searches for Islamic terrorism and Daniel Greenfield, they came up with the ten thousand articles, posts, tweets, and videos that I had been assembling since back when Australia still had freedom of speech.

The confusion was understandable. One of us was an Islam critic and the other an Islamic terrorist. Both of us, according to official dogma, had misunderstood the entirely peaceful theology of Mohammed, and therefore journalists felt free to contact me, eager to help me tell “my side of the story” about why I had plotted a terrorist attack against law enforcement.

This came as a surprise to me because the only terrorist attack I had been plotting was against a garbage can that refused to work. Adding to the confusion was that I had never been to Australia and it was two in the morning. I don’t know about you, but I’m not at my best at two in the morning and if there were anything that might incline me to plot a terrorist attack, it would be being woken at two in the morning to be accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Australia.

None of this stopped clickbait sites from embedding my tweets and articles in stories about the other Daniel Greenfield. It seemed to have escaped their attention that those tweets and articles about ISIS were not in favor of the Islamic terrorist group. Even assuming that no one in Australia knows who John Kerry is (an ignorance which can only inspire a profound envy), how exactly does an article titled, “Arrest Kerry for Collusion With Islamic Terror States” lead one to the conclusion that its author thinks that Islamic terror states are a very good thing.

While this Daniel Greenfield had never met his Islamic doppelganger, I could tell journalists inquiring that I knew all about him because his story is almost tiresomely familiar.

Daniel Greenfield, the one with all the ISIS materials and the knives, converted to Islam, came to the attention of the local authorities, and was diverted into a “deradicalization” program which true to form accomplished nothing except to possibly make him even more bent on violence.

For the last 5 years or so, Greenfield or Al-Greenfield allegedly continued to cheer for ISIS instead of Sydney FC. The police arrested him on Christmas Eve, an unusual time, but one that raises the possibility that he had been planning an imminent attack to coincide with Christmas celebrations. That sort of thing is favored by Islamic terrorists operating in Christian countries.

Local reports (the ones that don’t confuse me and him) allege that Daniel Greenfield claimed to be a member of ISIS. That would mean that he swore a Bayat, an oath of fealty, to whoever is still alive in the ISIS leadership. If he got in early enough on the ground floor, he might have even managed to swear an oath to Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a nerdy bearded cosplaying serial rapist, who blew himself up while trying to escape a dog named after retired talk show host Conan O'Brien. (Conan, the dog was alright, Conan O’Brien’s career has been better)

But it all goes to show that, like Conan and Conan O’Brien, or Daniel Greenfield and Daniel Greenfield, we all have unexpected doppelgangers out there. Some better than us and others worse than us. Some have things to teach us while others tell us what we already know.

The tale of the two Daniel Greenfields is a story of the doppler effect of Islamic terrorism passing around the world, transcending oceans and national boundaries, rallying some to oppose it and others to join in it. While I warned about the danger of Islamic terrorism, the other Daniel Greenfield allegedly promoted beheading and suicide bombing videos on social media.

These lost twins remind us not to take the choices that made us who we are for granted.

Perhaps life itself requires balance, so that for every Daniel Greenfield who opposes ISIS, another Daniel Greenfield must join it. Or, more likely, such things are meaningless coincidences. But meaningless or meaningful, the ISIS Greenfield did succeed in carrying out at least one successful terrorist attack, felt not so much in Australia, but in America.

Search for terrorism and my name, and his name will be the likeliest to come up. Over a decade and a half of writing about Islamic terrorism is all too easy to eclipse with one failed terror plot. The familiar moral of the story is that it’s difficult to create, but all too easy to destroy. As Daniel Greenfield, the one who joined ISIS and wears Nike sweatpants, works his way through the system, our names will be tangled together in the twisted infrastructure of the internet.

Apologists like to say that Islamic terrorists are driven to their crimes and while I generally tend to dismiss such asinine excuses, in this case there may be something to it. Imagine that you convert, yet whenever anyone at your mosque searches for your name, they come up with the less than pleasant remarks about Islam written by your American doppleganger.

Naturally they suspect you of being an un-Islamic plant, a spy, and an undercover operative.

How else can you possibly prove them wrong except by joining ISIS and then showing your sincere commitment by promoting the terror group and then plotting a terrorist attack.

If my doppelganger across the ocean accomplished nothing else, he distinguished his position on Islam from mine. No one is likely to confuse the two of us now, he must have thought. Instead the winds of confusion are blowing the other way with Daniel Greenfield being identified with a man whom the Sydney Morning Herald dubs the “aspiring jihadist Daniel Greenfield.”

Now when an Australian accent next wakes me up at two in the morning to ask about my involvement in a terror plot, at least I’ll have some dim inkling of what he’s talking about.

Before I hang up on him anyway.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2022

America’s Millions of Fake Indians Outnumber Real Indians

By On January 04, 2022
It’s not just Elizabeth Warren.

America has a huge “Fake Indian” problem. It’s hard to know exactly how many people, often white leftists, falsely claim to be descended from the nation’s early Indian population, but census numbers show either a massive population boom or a sharp growth in fake Indians.

According to the 2010 census, there were 2.9 million American Indians and Alaskans, and another 2.3 million who claimed to be a combination of Indians and another race or races.

The 2020 census however shows that 3.7 million claimed to be American Indians or Alaskans, and another 5.9 million described themselves as part Indian.

5.2 million to 9.7 million is an 86.5% rise. And going from 4.1 million in 2000 to 5.2 million in 2010 and then almost 10 million suggests that what we’re seeing here is not a natural increase that happened through a baby boom.

“Why the jump in the Native American population may be one of the hardest to explain,” CNN shrugged.

But the Census Bureau provides a simple explanation, “The American Indian and Alaska Native alone population grew by 27.1%, and the American Indian and Alaska Native in combination population grew by 160% since 2010.”

The biggest growth happened when the 2.3 million people who claimed to be part Indian in 2010 jumped to 5.9 million in 2020. That 3.6 million increase is responsible for the staggering growth.

While identity politics activists have claimed that the Census Bureau was undercounting the American Indian population on reservations, that’s not where the real growth is coming from.

The question of who is an Indian when it comes to the tribes is a fraught issue. Some tribes have attempted to preserve their population integrity with blood quantum requirements and documented evidence of ancestry, while others have thrown open the door to everyone. There have also been legal battles over the dubious move to count the descendants of former black slaves who belonged to members of Indian tribes as being enrolled in those tribes.

Some tribes are legitimate peoples while others are little more than legal fictions with white leaders who act as fronts for international gaming interests and shadowy corporations.

The membership rolls of even most legitimate tribes can grow a lot when money is on the table.

The Navajos boasted that they had reached 400,000 members, but an Associated Press story noted that, "Navajos also saw an enrollment increase as the tribe offered hardship assistance payments from last year’s federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, boosting the tribe’s rolls from about 306,000 to nearly 400,000 citizens.”

The Cherokee Nation shot up from 360,589 in 2018 to an alleged 400,000 now. Even media accounts conceded that "there was a significant increase in applications after Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced $2,000 COVID-19 assistance payments to enrolled Cherokee citizens as well as people approved for citizenship in the tribal nation by June 2022."

But most of the growth in the American Indian population is not coming from the tribes.

Who are the "new" Indians?

The 2010 Census Bureau numbers showed that 63% of the mixed race population "identified as American Indian and Alaska Native and White." In other words, more Elizabeth Warrens.

A percentage of Americans, especially in states like Oklahoma, have rightly or wrongly claimed Indian ancestry, but the striking growth in recent years is not the natural result of old family legends, but wokeness and career development based around affirmative action.

White people face growing discrimination in applying for college or looking for work. And for the new generation there is much less shame and fewer taboos around lying about race. Anecdotally, the number of millennials and zoomers who falsely claim to be black, Latino, Jewish, or members of any other minority group, has exploded according to employers.

Elizabeth Warren may have been a pioneer, but the number of fake Indians is growing sharply.

One author, Circe Sturm, an anthropology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, theorizes in her book, “Becoming Indian", that the explosive population growth among the American Indian population is actually driven by white people who are "fleeing whiteness".

But the fake Indians, like Senator Elizabeth Warren, aren't fleeing whiteness so much as they're exploiting a racist attack on white people that they've stirred up to profit from a minority identity.

And even setting up fake tribes.

Strum writes, "The number of these new self-identified tribes is startling. Over the course of my research, I discovered 253 groups scattered across the U.S. that identify as some sort of Cherokee tribe. This is a huge number considering that there are only 573 federally recognized tribes, three of which are Cherokee."

American Indian tribes have been fighting a rearguard campaign against fake Indians, but it’s one that they are likely to lose as the Left embraces fake Indian activists who are happy to put their fake identities at the service of their political causes.

The fake Indian problem is not unique to America.

The exposure of Carrie Bourassa in Canada, after she appeared in Indian garb and blamed systemic racism, was a major scandal in that country. Even more absurdly, Australia’s “white aborigines”, leftist academics, often blonde and blue-eyed, who claim special status and privileges because of their alleged aboriginal status, are a longstanding problem.

But the rapid growth of America’s fake Indian problem suggests we’re heading for a crisis.

Indian tribes enjoy a unique legal status that has conferred significant economic and political benefits. The replacement and displacement of the tribal populations by a new activist base entirely dedicated to radical leftist politics would be a new Trail of Tears, but also quite dangerous. And yet it’s a crisis that’s been coming since the American Indian Movement.

Between 2010 and 2020, the number of part Indians went from a minority to a majority of the American Indian population. If this trend continues, the vast number of people who build careers and public identities around being American Indians will be fake Indians.

America’s fake Indians already outnumber real Indians. And it’s only getting worse.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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