Tucker Carlson Show: The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Left’s war on free speech

On August 22, 2017, I appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox to discuss Jihad Watch’s banning from PayPal, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s spurious “hate group” listing, and the Left’s war against the freedom of speech.


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Audio: Robert Spencer on Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News on PayPal and the Left’s war on the freedom of speech

The Brazilian Visionary Who Sounded Warnings About Islam in the 1940s

Dateline, Paris, France 2017: They say that canaries forewarn about the impending calamities and natural disasters. Can there be human canaries that predict the onset of cultural disasters?  Yes! One of them (shunned by the Left, of course) definitely was this somewhat obscure Brazilian intellectual who lived and wrote during the worst times in the history of the Western world. Chances are that few in our audience have heard of Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira (1908-1995), a Brazilian politician, professor, priest and Catholic activist. He was the youngest congressman in Brazil’s history. He was the chair of Modern and Contemporary History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A conservative Catholic intellectual by upbringing, he served as also the first president of the Sao Paulo Archdiocesan Board of Catholic Action. He opposed the religious reforms at the Vatican II council in the 1960’s, taking issue with Catholic liberalism. Not only that but politically speaking – he was ahead of his time because he was far-sighted politically – historically. He was a visionary of things distant in a world of short-sighted and scheming, petty men at a time when the Western peoples were busy pitilessly slaughtering each other during World War Two [1936/1939-1945] a conflict in which no side can claim a victory with pride or honor because had there been honor – a war like that would not have been allowed to occur. He wrote a number of insightful books in which he warned about the coming global conflict between the West and Islam. He tried to frame a binding perspective that would help save the West.

In the excerpts from his books (Revolution and Counter-Revolution, The Church and the Communist State: The Impossible Coexistence, In Defense of Catholic Action) quoted below, you will find the snippets of his thought that give a solid and accurate impression of his thinking. Needless to say, his pronouncements have been validated by the happenings since that time in the first half of the 20th century. Moreover, sadly, his thoughts are not mainstream ideas even today, at this late hour in the losing ideological battle against the unbending world of Islam and its satanic cult of victimhood for the sake of victimhood as a cover for evil.

He could have also added, “the oil resources of the Arab world will be leveraged against the West with the help of Western corporations and greedy politicians with no statesmanlike qualities“.


A final forecast of Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira deserves to be recalled, at an hour in history where the shadow of Islam, laden with threats, looms on Europe.

At the end of the 20th century, Muslim immigration, which is ever more massive, has a religious and political significance because of the close connection between these two realities in the religion of Mohammed. This totalitarian perspective is made more insidious by the fact that Islam is a religion without dogma or Magisterium [official ruling authority in charge of faith], without Church or hierarchy, and therefore capable of adapting itself in a protean way to the social realities in which it develops.

As early as the 1940s, Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira predicted in the “Legionario” the possibility of this peril, which is now manifesting itself in all its magnitude.

While the eyes of political observers were focused solely on what was happening in Europe, he was directing his gaze towards the East, where, around Islam, he saw the germs of the “constitution of another vast political bloc and Ideological, oriental, anti-Catholic”. “The Muslim peril is immense,” he wrote in 1943, and the following year he asserted that “after this war [World War II] the Muslim problem will be one of the most serious religious questions of our time.

“The Muslim world possesses the natural resources essential to the supply of Europe. It will have the means to disturb or paralyze at any moment the pace of the European economy”. “While a great and glorious Catholic nation like Italy suffers from the communist intoxication that has penetrated into it, the Muslims structure themselves powerfully. These days they had the audacity to signal to the Western world by inviting him to accept a Palestinian government in exile with its seat in Cairo. This is a true declaration of diplomatic war on the West.”

“The Arab League – a very extensive confederation of Muslim peoples – now unites the entire Mohammedan world. It is, conversely, what Christendom was in the Middle Ages. With regard to the non-Arab nations, it presents itself as a vast pool of tribal manhood preparing an insurrection in all of Africa”.

He declared late in 1943: “Nowadays, everything is done through money, weapons and men, there is no shortage of money and men in the Muslim world, and the acquisition of weapons will not be difficult. The latter will be active, warlike, penetrated by its traditions, an enemy of the West and just as armed as he, and in a short time this power may become as influential as the yellow world [the Far East].”

As for the western politicians, de Oliviera declared: “One thing is to have sight, another is vision“.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

Muslim thief awarded $85,000 because cop removed her hijab

“There really is no justification for taking off a person’s religious headgear,” said Powell’s attorney, Marwa Rifahie of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations.

But there is. Something could be hidden in it. A prisoner could hide a knife in a hijab and kill a police officer with it. And when that happens, the police officer will be a martyr of multiculturalism and “diversity.”

Kirsty Powell

“Muslim woman awarded $85,000 after her hijab was forcibly removed by Long Beach police officer,” by Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The city of Long Beach has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a Muslim woman whose hijab was pulled off by a male officer while she was in police custody.

The settlement, approved Tuesday, concludes the legal battle undertaken by Kirsty Powell, an African American Muslim. Her lawsuit, filed in 2016, prompted the Long Beach Police Department to reverse its policy barring inmates from wearing religious head coverings.

“There really is no justification for taking off a person’s religious headgear,” said Powell’s attorney, Marwa Rifahie, who also works for the Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The case started in May 2015 when Powell and her husband were stopped by two officers because he was driving a lowrider vehicle on Long Beach Boulevard, Rifahie said.

She provided them with her identification information. When officers ran her name through their database, they discovered she had three misdemeanor warrants for petty theft, vehicle theft and resisting arrest, police said.

Powell was not aware that a warrant had been issued for a 2002 petty theft offense, her attorney said. The other warrants were issued after Powell’s sister had falsely used her name, according to the federal lawsuit.

As officers prepared to arrest Powell, her husband requested that a female officer be called to the scene since physical contact must be done by a woman, the lawsuit contends.

The officers refused and handcuffed Powell, according to the suit. She was then told she would have to remove her hijab.

Powell told the officers “that she wears a hijab in accordance with her religious practice and that it is her legal right to wear it,” the lawsuit said.

She was driven to the Long Beach police station, where she was booked and stripped of her hijab in front of other male officers and inmates, according to the lawsuit.

Powell was detained for 24 hours without her hijab. Once she was allowed to leave, she was given a property bag containing it.

“She was held in the jail overnight, forced to sit in a cell feeling distraught, vulnerable and naked without her headscarf to everyone that passed,” the lawsuit said. “She cried throughout the ordeal and experienced humiliation when both her religious beliefs and personal integrity were violated. She felt that the male officers and male inmates had seen parts of her body that they should not have seen, according to her religious beliefs.”

Shortly after her release, Powell reached out to CAIR, the Muslim civil rights organization, to go over her options.

In April 2016, she filed the lawsuit, alleging that her 1st Amendment rights had been violated….


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Muslim rape gangs weren’t probed due to ‘political correctness’

This has been obvious, and widely reported upon (at least at sites such as Jihad Watch) for years. But little has actually changed. Look at the Express headline: it still uses the politically correct euphemism “Asian” for Muslim, even though Hindus and other Asians have not been involved in these rape gangs. And this is the very first establishment media news story in all these many years that actually says straight out that the perpetrators were Muslim. The British press still hasn’t reported, however, and probably never will, that these rapists were working in accord with Islamic teachings regarding the sexual enslavement of infidel women (cf. Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, and 70:30).

“Asian grooming gangs abusing schoolgirls weren’t probed due to ‘political correctness,’”

by Chris Campbell, Express, August 10, 2017:

ASIAN grooming gangs were not investigated “rigorously” enough because of political correctness, according to a former Crown Prosecution chief.

Ken Macdonald said there had been “past reluctance” to look into Muslim men who had been targeting white girls.

But speaking on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, Lord MacDonald said that was no longer the case after recent prosecutions.

The Liberal Democrat peer’s comments come after 18 people were convicted of or admitted offences in a series of trials related to child sexual exploitation in Newcastle.

He said: “I think there has been in the past a reluctance to investigate a category of crime that people might believe attaches to a particular community in circumstances where men may be targeting young women.”

Presenter John Humphrys cut in to clarify which part of the community he was referring to.

He said: ”In other words, we’re talking about – by and large – Muslim men who have been targeting white girls?”

Lord Macdonald replied: “Yes, exactly.”

Mr Humphrys then asked if political correctness had “interfered with the course of justice”.

Lord Macdonald reiterated cases has not been looked into as they should have been.

He said: ”I think that’s no longer the case and I think the fact that these sorts of cases are now being brought successfully demonstrates that those sorts of so-called taboos no longer exist – but I don’t think any of us can pretend that in the past these cases have been examined as rigorously as they might have been.”…


France: Muslim who rammed car into soldiers illegal immigrant, not known to police

Saudia Airlines refuses to fly female passengers who expose arms or legs

Huge Migrant Wave Set To Hit Europe, German Intel Says

As if nothing can be done…..

The Germans will be heading to the polls in October. Will they vote for survival or suicide?

Related: Number Of Potential Terrorists In Germany Continues To Grow


With Merkel and Macron at the helm, there is little political will within the EU to avert the next migrant catastrophe.

August 7, 2017, By Vijeta Uniyal, Breitbart:

With less than 50 days until the German election, Germany’s intelligence services have warned of a large migrant wave set to hit the country, comparable to the one that overwhelmed Europe two years ago. “The new large refugee wave is already under way,” wrote Austria’s leading newspaper Kronen Zeitung today, citing German Security services.

The story was broken by the German newspaper Die Welt in its Sunday edition:

Security services believe that the number of asylum seekers in Germany would rise in the coming months. According to the latest analysis of the Shared Analysis and Strategy Center (GASIM) acquired by Die Welt, “Several indicators point to a rise in illegal immigration into Germany in the second half of the year.” The basis for this assumption are the [recorded] migrants crossing in the Mediterranean, reaching of the peak capacities in Italy, the Refugee Policy of the Scandinavian countries, and the observations of the [German] border police in the month of July.

The Balkan route, the preferred land passage taken by the majority of illegal migrants on their way to more prosperous European welfare states, was formally closed in March 2016 after a popular outcry that greatly impacted the BREXIT outcome, and gave rise of several grassroots patriotic movements and political parties across the EU which oppose uncontrolled mass migration from Arab and Muslim countries. Since then, the European ruling class has been busy convincing the anxious electorates that it has managed to close the migrant routes and reduce the influx. Last year, President of the European council, Donald Tusk, proclaimed, “The irregular flows of migrants along western Balkans route have come to an end.”

Kronen Zeitungslammed this notion of the “closed” Balkan land route peddled by the EU and many European politicians:

The report of the Shared Analysis and Strategy Center (GASIM) says that the “closed” Balkan route isn’t that leak-proof as some Austrian politicians would have us believe: Germany’s Interior Ministry estimates that the majority of illegal immigrants coming to the country are still coming though Hungary via Austria. The Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy is of little significance to the situation in Germany.

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, running for her fourth term, has repeatedly refused to limit the number of illegal migrants entering her country. “As far as an upper limit is concerned, my position is clear: I will not accept it,” Merkel told German reporters last month.

With Merkel gaining 15-point lead over the nearest Social Democratic rival, she may well be able to form the next government with the support of her junior coalition partner, the Liberal Democratic FDP.

Alternative for Germany (AfD), the only political party in the fray opposed to the Merkel’s Open Borders Policy, is below the 10-percent mark in most of the opinion polls. Optimistic AfD leaders, like the party spokesman Jörg Meuthen, believe that they can secure up to 14 percent of the votes. That is still not enough to stop a Merkel-led coalition, or some another left-wing alliance, from forming the next government.

An electoral win for Merkel in the next month’s general election will be an endorsement of her open borders for million for illegal migrants pouring in from Arab and Muslim countries. With the next migrant wave about to hits Europe — as the intelligence reports suggest — German voters may be sealing the fate not only of their country but also of Christian Europe.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

Palestinian video: ‘I will cleanse my country of every Jew…I will kill you, I swear by my religion’

Muslims live freely in Israel and even serve in the Knesset. But the “Palestinians” once again proclaim: “I will cleanse my country of every Jew.” It is quite clear who the aggressor is in this conflict, except to the terminally blinkered.

“Hebrew Music Video Glorifying the Killing of Israeli Jews Circulates on Palestinian Social Media,” MEMRI, July 28, 2017:

An animated music video with Hebrew lyrics was posted on July 28 on a Palestinian YouTube channel. The video is part of a campaign that has been making the rounds on Palestinian social media over the past few weeks under the hashtag #Rage_For_Al-Aqsa following the Al-Aqsa Mosque unrest. It includes footage from stabbing and car-ramming attacks, and includes lyrics such as “I will attack you, tear you apart, stab you” and “I will cleanse my country of every Jew.”

Song lyrics: “Oh Shin Bet agent, soldier, settler, policeman, I will attack you, tear you apart, and stab you. I will do what’s never been done before for the sake of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, so that the Jews will know who I am – a Muslim, an Arab, a Palestinian. I will kill you, I swear by my religion.

“Oh Shin Bet agent, soldier, settler, policeman, I will attack you, tear you apart, and stab you. I will do what’s never been done before for the sake of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, so that the Jews will know who I am – a Muslim, an Arab, a Palestinian. I will kill you, I swear by my religion.

“An enemy lies in wait for you in every alley. You will be killed, I guarantee. An axe, a knife, a gun, or a rifle will kill you – yes, kill, not take you prisoner. I will cleanse my country of every Jew. I will strive for that with all my might. I swear to do that with my own two hands….


50 “homegrown violent jihadists” to be released in US between now and 2026

850,000 Muslim migrants in Turkey already on the EU dole

Facebook deletes 288,000 ‘hate speech’ posts monthly, including counter-jihad posts

Leave it to the Washington Post to ignore the real story — Facebook’s massive smearing of legitimate perspectives as “hate speech” and wholesale blocking or removal of counter-jihad material — and to focus on Muslims, and specifically the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations, as if they were the real victims of this censorship. In reality, it is being done on their behalf: Facebook’s Vice President Joel Kaplan traveled to Pakistan in July to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material.

“In February, amid mounting concerns over Facebook’s role in the spread of violent live videos and fake news, Zuckerberg said the platform had a responsibility to ‘mitigate the bad’ effects of the service in a more dangerous and divisive political era.”

In mid-February, traffic to Jihad Watch from Facebook dropped suddenly by 90% and has never recovered. We do not post any hateful or provocative material and neither incite nor approve of violence, but Facebook is acting as judge, jury and executioner in all this. There is no appeal and no recourse.

This is at heart a Sharia endeavor, an Islamic supremacist attempt to compel the West to adopt Sharia blasphemy laws forbidding criticism of Islam, and it’s working well. So well, in fact, that as it goes on, as the ground is being cut out from under the feet of those whom she opposes, Hamas-linked CAIR’s Zahra Balloo can play the victim in the Washington Post.

“A white man called her kids the n-word. Facebook stopped her from sharing it.,” by Tracy Jan and Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post, July 31, 2017:

…In February, amid mounting concerns over Facebook’s role in the spread of violent live videos and fake news, Zuckerberg said the platform had a responsibility to “mitigate the bad” effects of the service in a more dangerous and divisive political era. In June, he officially changed Facebook’s mission from connecting the world to community-building.

The company says it now ­deletes about 288,000 hate-speech posts a month.

But activists say that Facebook’s censorship standards are so unclear and biased that it is impossible to know what one can or cannot say.

The result: Minority groups say they are disproportionately censored when they use the social-media platform to call out racism or start dialogues. In the case of Latour and her family, she was simply repeating what the man who verbally assaulted her children said: “What the f— is up with those f—ing n—-r heads?”

Compounding their pain, Facebook will often go from censoring posts to locking users out of their accounts for 24 hours or more, without explanation — a punishment known among activists as “Facebook jail.”

“In the era of mass incarceration, you come into this digital space — this one space that seems safe — and then you get attacked by the trolls and put in Facebook jail,” said Stacey Patton, a journalism professor at Morgan State University, a historically black university in Baltimore. “It totally contradicts Mr. Zuckerberg’s mission to create a public square.”

In June, the company said that nearly 2 billion people now log onto Facebook each month. With the company’s dramatic growth comes the challenge of maintaining internally consistent standards as its content moderators are faced with a growing number of judgment calls.

“Facebook is regulating more human speech than any government does now or ever has,” said Susan Benesch, director of the Dangerous Speech Project, a nonprofit group that researches the intersection of harmful online content and free speech. “They are like a de facto body of law, yet that law is a secret.”

The company recently admitted, in a blog post, that “too often we get it wrong,” particularly in cases when people are using certain terms to describe hateful experiences that happened to them. The company has promised to hire 3,000 more content moderators before the year’s end, bringing the total to 7,500, and is looking to improve the software it uses to flag hate speech, a spokeswoman said.

“We know this is a problem,” said Facebook spokeswoman ­Ruchika Budhraja, adding that the company has been meeting with community activists for several years. “We’re working on evolving not just our policies but our tools. We are listening.”

Two weeks after Donald Trump won the presidency, Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ office for the San Francisco Bay area, posted to Facebook an image of a handwritten letter mailed to a San Jose mosque and quoted from it: “He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”

The post — made to four Facebook accounts — contained a notation clarifying that the statement came from hate mail sent to the mosque, as Facebook guidelines advise.

Facebook removed the post from two of the accounts — Billoo’s personal page and the council’s local chapter page — but allowed identical posts to remain on two others — the organization’s national page and Billoo’s public one. The civil rights attorney was baffled. After she re-posted the message on her personal page, it was again removed, and Billoo received a notice saying she would be locked out of Facebook for 24 hours.

“How am I supposed to do my work of challenging hate if I can’t even share information showing that hate?” she said.

Billoo eventually received an automated apology from Facebook, and the post was restored to the local chapter page — but not her personal one…


Eiffel Tower evacuated as knife-wielding Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” is arrested

Australia: Muslims planned jihad massacre on airplane with IED disguised as meat grinder

YouTube moves to block videos with ‘controversial religious or supremacist content’

As we have seen so many times before, this is being sold as a measure to stop jihad terror recruitment, but will end up being used against foes of jihad terror whom Leftist and Islamic supremacist groups defame as “hate groups.”

“YouTube Creates ‘Limbo’ for Controversial Videos,” by Anita Carey, Church Militant, August 3, 2017:

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) – YouTube and other internet technology companies are rolling out new procedures to stop “controversial religious content” from publishing on its site.

Announced on their blog Tuesday, YouTube has created a “limited state” where videos can be placed that will prevent them from getting attention. Videos placed there will be ones that are not illegal but have been flagged by users as potentially containing hate speech.

YouTube then reviews the videos, and if they are found to contain “controversial religious or supremacist content,” they will be placed behind an interstitial, where it won’t be recommended or monetized and will not have comments, likes or suggested videos.

Last month, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism to work together to “employ and leverage technology” to “disrupt terrorists’ ability to use the internet in furthering their causes.” The goals of this initiative are to include other companies in the coalition and become a resource for other companies by providing training in best practices.

This is evidenced by YouTube’s commitment to apply Jigsaw’s Redirect Method to searches — created by a think tank owned by Google and already being employed for Google searches. YouTube notes when sensitive keywords are used in a search, “they will be redirected towards a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages.”

Church Militant spoke with Robert Spencer, a well-known expert on Islam who has led seminars with the FBI and armed forces, appearing on numerous news programs about the effectiveness of the redirect method. He told us, “For many years, whenever one Googled ‘jihad,’ Jihad Watch was the first result. This was back in the days when Google’s results were based on the relevance of the subject matter to the search and the popularity of the site. But now, if you search for ‘jihad,’ Google will give you a whole page full of Islamic apologetics, and Jihad Watch doesn’t appear on the front page at all.”

He reported that his site, JihadWatch.org, once had tens of thousands of referrals from Facebook and Twitter that have now trickled down to only a couple hundred and dropping. He explains that it is not because his readership has plummeted, saying, “No, quite the contrary. It is because Google is now fully committed to not allowing people to search the internet but to controlling what they find when they do,” adding, “Incidentally, when one googles ‘Robert Spencer’ now, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hit piece on me comes up before my own website bio.”

YouTube claims to be working with several groups including the No Hate Speech Movement and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue to identify content that is “being used to radicalize and recruit extremists.”

YouTube is also planning to use “cutting-edge machine learning technology” that they boast is “faster and more effective.” They claim, “Over 75 percent of the videos we’ve removed for violent extremism over the past month were taken down before receiving a single human flag.”

They also claim the tools “have proven more accurate than humans at flagging videos that need to be removed.” That claim is hotly debated by many, especially Michelle Malkin, who complained YouTube banned her video First, They Came, but not the Imams’ radicalizing videos calling for killing innocent people — videos such as Imam Ammar Shahin’s “Annihilate the Jews” sermon, which is is still up on the site….

Church Militant asked Spencer if there are any other options for promoting his site, and he replied that there aren’t, saying, “The only recourse we have is to call attention to this until the backlash against these social media giants grows so large that their power is broken.”


Germany: New study shows that Islam plays greater role in “radicalization” than previously realized

Iranian general boasts of Quds Force killing U.S. troops in Iraq

Cracked.com whitewashes Islamic character of female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation is Islamic:

“Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64

Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so:

“Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75

“Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her: ‘Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.’” — Abu Dawud 41:5251

“Do not cut severely,” but not “Do not cut.”

That’s why it is so common around the world, and why it is certain to become increasingly common in the United States as well. But the imperative to exonerate Islam of all responsibility for the crimes done in its name and in accord with its teachings is so all-pervasive now that even a publication that presents itself as a humor magazine feels it necessary to go out of its way to assure readers that the practice has no basis in Islam, and that only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise.

Why Cracked’s editors and article author Saundra Sorenson thought this was in keeping with the mission of a “humor magazine” is not clear. But they do not mention these Islamic justifications for the practice, and they misrepresent its prevalence among non-Muslims. Non-Muslims only practice FGM in countries where there is a significant Muslim population and much contact between the Muslims and non-Muslims; its practice among non-Muslims is a product of Muslim cultural influence.

Cracked also goes out of its way to hit “Islamophobes” for opposing this practice, and does so in a particularly ham-fisted manner. It quotes Mariya Taher, a victim of FGM who has told her story, lamenting: “That’s something I didn’t realize — I was unintentionally contributing to adding fear, or to Islamophobia.”

Imagine the inverted moral calculus here: a victim of a barbaric procedure sanctioned by Islam regrets coming forward because her doing so has possibly made people think ill of Islam. For Cracked and Mariya Taher, the first and highest priority is to make sure that everyone thinks Islam is wonderful, no matter what suffering and pain it causes.

“And it’s never pleasant,” Sorenson complains, “to find that your testimony and mission have been taken out of context by the likes of Jihad Watch.”

Click on that link. It goes to a May 23 post, “Religious freedom defense planned in landmark Detroit FGM case,” by Christine Douglass-Williams. Mariya Taher is indeed mentioned in it, but not by Christine. Mariya’s “testimony and mission” appear only in the Detroit Free Press article upon which Christine is commenting.

But Cracked’s nasty little swipe at Jihad Watch, as baseless as it is, is also in keeping with standard journalistic practice nowadays: Job One is to make sure that no one thinks the slightest negative thought about Islam. Job Two is to smear and demonize anyone who dares to tell the truth about the Islamic character of practices such as FGM.

“It Happens Here: The Reality of Female Genital Mutilation,” by Saundra Sorenson, Cracked.com, July 31, 2017:

This April, two Detroit doctors were arrested on charges that they performed female genital mutilation — in this case, they were accused of cutting the clitoris or clitoral hood to stop girls from experiencing sexual pleasure. It is obviously a complicated topic, further politicized by the fact some of its practitioners are Muslims. We sat down with Mariya Taher, who was “cut” at age seven and went on to co-found Sahiyo, an organization that hopes to prevent other girls from enduring the same pain. She told us …

5. It’s Not Just A Muslim Thing

…But as Mariya explained, vigorous masturbation was only the nice treatment for hysteria. It was not the only one. “People don’t recognize that clitoridectomy, a form of genital cutting, was performed in Europe and the U.S. up until the 1950s. It’s a practice that you were able to find in medical books. There’s one American woman, Renee Bergstrom — she was born in the Midwest, a white American woman, and underwent it when she was three years old by a Christian doctor. She went to see the doctor because she was touching her genitals and her mother was concerned. The doctor recommended she undergo it because a clitoridectomy was supposed to prevent masturbation … But that knowledge that clitoridectomy was once accepted in the U.S. has been forgotten completely.”

Further back, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, America’s blandest mad cereal scientist, recommended removing the clitoris as a legitimate treatment for nymphomania. And it’s still a global problem: “In the last couple years, there’s been a lot of evidence has been gathered to show that it’s happening also in other places, such as Russia, Colombia, and parts of Asia like Singapore, Malaysia.”

Several Christian sects, and even one group of Ethiopian Jews, also practice cutting. “I think people like to ‘other’ it, saying it happens only in religious places and Africa, so you don’t think about the fact that it’s happening in medical settings, or that it’s happening in the U.S., or it’s happening in Ontario. That’s why I always try to emphasize it is a global issue … the large-scale data [gathered] by organizations such as UNICEF unfortunately only report FGM prevalence for 30 countries at this point, but there are many other countries where it’s been reported.”

And due to increases in immigration from regions where FGM is practiced, more than 500,000 women have undergone it, or are likely to be subjected to it, right here in the U.S. The largest risk groups live in California, Minnesota, and New York. When somebody brings up female genital mutilation, don’t think rural Africa — think Duluth….

The Quran makes no mention of female genital mutilation. Neither does the Bible or the Torah. Yet Muslims, Christians, and Jews around the world still do it. W-why?

“I found that there were so many different reasons for why it was carried out, from hygiene to sexual control — I’ve actually heard justifications that it is done to decrease your sexuality as well as increase your sexuality, or that you have to undergo it because it is an identity marker in a way …”…

1. There’s Even Backlash To The Backlash

…Unfortunately, the increased awareness of these crimes is also fuel for a certain species of bigot. Take, for example, the response when Mariya related her experience to The Detroit Free Press earlier this year. The article specified that Taher and the two arrested doctors in Detroit were from a small sect, and emphasized that genital cutting “affects girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds and occurs in all parts of the world, not just in remote villages in Africa or Asia, but here in the U.S., too.”

And now here’s a small sample of the many, many Islamophobic responses to the article…

So Mariya, and other women with similar experiences, are caught between a rock and Breitbart.com:

“That’s something I didn’t realize — I was unintentionally contributing to adding fear, or to Islamophobia. That was never my intention — my intention was to talk about violence and share the story of what’s happening in your community, because previously it wasn’t publicly acknowledged that it was occurring.”

Mariya often finds her interview quoted by websites devoted to ending the “Islamization of America.” Like this one, courtesy of career Islamophobe Pamela Geller:

Geller Report Kind of a long-winded way to say “Everything proves me right.”

Or this Federalist column that sails right past the point, arguing that “Fear Of Islam Should Not Enable Female Genital Mutilation Inside The United States.” In all of these pieces, Mariya’s interviews are quoted (read: copied and pasted); she’s never directly interviewed. And it’s never pleasant to find that your testimony and mission have been taken out of context by the likes of Jihad Watch….


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Antifa — that is, anti-fascists. But they aren’t really anti-fascist at all. They’re quintessentially fascist themselves, advocating violence against those whom they hate, and siding with Islamic supremacists such as Mohamed Elmouelhy in their shared goal of eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.

“With friends like these … Left-wing extremist group DEFENDS halal boss’ claims Australian women need Muslim men to fertilise them – calling critics ‘racist,’” by Stephen Johnson, Daily Mail Australia, July 31, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A violent, left-wing extremist group has defended a leading Islamic businessman’s claim Australian women need Muslim men to fertilise them, calling his critics ‘bigots’ and ‘racists’.

Halal Certification Authority president Mohamed Elmouelhy told his Facebook followers Australia’s white race would die out within 40 years.

He added that with Australian men a ‘dying breed’, local women needed Muslim men to ‘fertilise them’ and ‘keep them surrounded by Muslim babies’.

Despite the outcry on social media last week, left-wing extremist group Antifa has described Mr Elmouelhy’s critics as ‘bigots’, even though he had called for ‘bigots’ to commit suicide.

‘Racists attacking Mohamed Elmouelhy – more Muslim babies is a good thing. Bigots,’ it said on Facebook.

This is the same group which claimed responsibility in June for spraying conservative Sky News commentator Andrew Bolt with glitter at a book launch in Melbourne.

Less than eight weeks later, they are weighing into more controversy by defending Mr Elmouelhy, who was commenting on Hebrew University in Jerusalem publishing research which showed sperm counts in men from Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe had declined by more than 50 per cent in less than 40 years.

‘Your men are a dying breed, Australian women need us to fertilise them and keep them surrounded by Muslim babies while beer swilling, cigarette smoking, drug injecting can only dream of what Muslim men are capable of,’ he said.

‘Muslims have a duty to make your women happy.’

Mr Elmouelhy, who is the president of Halal Certification Authority, said Australia’s white race ‘will be extinct in another 40 years’ if the country is ‘left to bigots’. …


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