Amazon removes doormats featuring Qur’an verses from sale at demand of Hamas-linked CAIR

The Amazon listing for this doormat is indeed gone, but you can still see it cached here. Clearly this product was not intended to be offensive; it wasn’t the creation of some “Islamophobes” trying to show their contempt for the Qur’an. It was marketed as “Holy Quran Door Mat Floor Mat Rug Indoor/Outdoor/Front Door/Bathroom Mats.”

Yes, “Holy.” And the image of this doormat makes it clear that this was presented as an affirmation of Islam, not an insult to it. But Hamas-linked CAIR said that it “received complaints about the items, which are offensive to Muslims because the Quranic verses would be stepped on or otherwise disrespected by customers.”

And it’s true: in Islamic cultures, to show someone the bottom of one’s shoes or to walk on something is considered a supreme insult. There is a very different sensibility in the West; for example, Amazon is still selling doormats featuring Bible verses, and as far as I know no Jews or Christians are complaining.

The worst part of this, however, is that Amazon readily complied with Hamas-linked CAIR’s demand. There is nothing intrinsically offensive about this doormat: it doesn’t feature any insult to Islam, or the Qur’an, or Muhammad. But Hamas-linked CAIR claims it’s offensive, and that’s that. Even if it were intended to be disrespectful to Islam, Amazon should have remembered the freedom of speech and kept it on sale. After all, Amazon sells numerous products that are offensive to Christians; see, for example, here and here and here, and it doubtful that they would remove them from sale if Christian groups complained; nor should they do so. We live in a free society and don’t have blasphemy laws.

At least not yet. But now a precedent has been set: if Hamas-linked CAIR thinks something is “offensive” to Muslims, Amazon will remove it. How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays and others also be dropped by Amazon? And how long will it be before Amazon complies? Get them while you can.

“Amazon removes ‘offensive’ products containing Islamic text,” by Lisa Fickenscher, New York Post, January 4, 2019:

Doormats featuring verses from the Quran were promptly removed from Amazon on Friday.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations complained to Amazon on Thursday about more than a dozen bathroom and outdoor mats, which carried verses and the word Allah in Islamic calligraphy.

“CAIR received complaints about the items, which are offensive to Muslims because the Quranic verses would be stepped on or otherwise disrespected by customers,” the advocacy group said in a statement.

A spokesman for CAIR, Ibrahim Hooper, said the retailer assured him that the links to those products had been removed and that Amazon was conducting an audit of its site….

A spot check by The Post showed that the items CAIR flagged were indeed gone.

But CAIR forwarded other questionable items to Amazon on Friday, including a toilet seat with an image of the Quran as well as a bathroom floor rug and a towel set with an image of the holy book.

“In the past 24 hours all of these items were brought to our attention,” Hooper told The Post….

“All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action. The products in question are being removed from our store,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

EDITORS NOTE: This column is republished with the permission of Jihad Watch. The featured photo is by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash.

New York City: Muslim Community Patrol now patrolling Muslim neighborhoods

The Muslim Community Patrol will doubtless be on the lookout for incidents of “Islamophobia,” that is, anti-Muslim “hate crimes,” which is entirely unnecessary, since the NYPD exists, and such incidents are actually quite rare according to FBI hate crime statistics — much less common than incidents of anti-Semitism.

Will the Muslim Community Patrols also be on the lookout for Muslims who are violating Sharia provisions, such as the prohibition on drinking alcohol? It isn’t inconceivable, although the very question will be denounced as “Islamophobic.” But we have seen Sharia patrols in AustriaDenmarkSwedenthe UKthe Netherlands, and Germany. So why is it inconceivable that they could arise in New York City? It isn’t.

Then what will happen if the MCP apprehends someone for violating Sharia in a way that does not contravene American law?

“New York Muslims have a new security patrol group,” by Tina Moore and Stephanie Pagones, New York Post, December 24, 2018:

…A car from the new Muslim Community Patrol has been spotted around the city, joining the Jewish enclave’s Shomrim and the Brooklyn Asian Safety Patrol among New York’s culture-specific security groups.

The white Ford Taurus bears insignia nearly identical to those of an NYPD patrol car — with blue horizontal stripes down the sides, a shield on the front driver’s side door and the words “Muslim Community Patrol” descending on the rear door, where a department vehicle would say “Courtesy Professionalism Respect.”

The vehicle was recently spotted cruising along Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge, home to a burgeoning Muslim population….

RELATED ARTICLE: Canada: Islamic Party of Ontario coming soon, now officially reserved under elections rules

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured image of a Muslim Community Patrol car is from Twitter.

Islamic State: “Flames of war” will “come to America” following withdrawal from Syria

Note that numerous jihadists have cited our presence in Syria as their reason for embarking upon jihad. Now they’re affirming that the jihad will continue even after we have gone from Syria, as anyone would have known who has read The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. The pretexts change, but the jihad imperative always remains.

“ISIS Video Warns ‘Flames of War Will Burn’ U.S. Like After Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal,” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, December 27, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

An ISIS-linked group declared that “the flames of war” will “come to America” following U.S. withdrawal from Syria in the same way that ISIS’ power was ignited by President Obama deciding to pull U.S. forces from Iraq.

The eight-minute video, “It’s Still Burning,” was released online by al-Asawirti Media, which has produced films in support of ISIS since the caliphate was declared in 2014.

Intoning “Remember” over and over, the video begins with President Trump declaring in a White House video that “we have won against ISIS.”

“They have anticipated they can’t fight against us forever,” the video states, proceeding to show a clip of Obama declaring U.S. troops would come home from Iraq. “They keep repeating the same self-defeating behaviors,” the video text adds.

“We tell the Americans, the protectors of the Jews and the Crusader protector, whether you withdrew or not our victory is in our continuation,” a narrator says over footage of ISIS battlefield scenes. “Even if you withdraw, you will return soon. If you cannot turn back, we will invade you from everywhere and you will hear our footsteps on the ground. The fighting has just begun and we are confident of victory from Allah.” ISIS won’t stop, the narrator vows, until jihadists can “pray in Rome.”

The video uses recent clips of pundits and commentators, including former supreme allied commander in Europe retired Adm. James Stavridis and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.).

It also twice uses clips of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) slamming the decision to withdraw from Syria. “If you’re tired of fighting radical Islam, I understand it — they’re not tired of fighting you,” Graham tells reporters in one clip.

The other clip shows Graham calling the Syria pullout “an Obama-like decision — I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t think I am.”

With the theme of flames woven throughout the video, the White House is depicted as on fire and eventually exploding.

“When Obama announced American flight from Iraq, the fire of our war was just burning in Iraq — but today the flames of war are still burning in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Sinai, East Africa and Libya etc. And America announced again the escape from combat. And in sha Allah will soon the flames of war come to America,” text onscreen stated over a map of regional hot spots….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Aidan Bartos on Unsplash.

VIDEO: On Patreon, MasterCard, and Useful Idiots for Jihad

Yesterday David Wood and I got together to discuss the Sharia-compliance of Patreon and MasterCard, and the useful idiots who protect jihad from criticism.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with video and images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Ales Nesetril on Unsplash.

The Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi was Publishing Radical Islamic Propaganda. When will WaPo apologize?

In 2018 the media has morphed, overtime, from publishing stories that are just untrue to publishing stories that are pure propaganda. It is not because the U.S. government is controlling the media. It is because the media actively supports one world view and is willing to abandon truth in order to influence politics on a global scale.

American singer, songwriter and lead vocalist for the Doors Jim Morrison said, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”

There is a struggle in the Middle East. It is a tribal struggle that has been going on for nearly 1400 years. It is a struggle between Sunni (followers of the sunna, or “way” of Mohammed) and Shia (shi’atu Ali, “partisans of Ali). This struggle has manifested itself countries like Iraq and Syria. It is also a struggle of Islam against non-Islamic nations and peoples. It is a story that few dare to tell for fear of being labeled Islamophobic or worse a racist.

Those who work to tell the truth about what is really happening in Islam have at best self censored and at the worst jointed with the terrorists.

The Washington Post’s op-ed writer Jamal Khashoggi is but one example. When he was killed by agents of Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi was promoted by the media as a martyr. A man killed for his convictions. But what were his convictions?

Who was Khashoggi?

Jamal Khashoggi was a Sunni. Khashoggi was a follower of an Islamic ultra-fundamentalist doctrine and religious movement founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab called Wahhabism. According to the World Shia Forum:

Khashoggi was a leading critic of Saudi Monarchy, a true rebel who wanted nothing else but democracy for Saudi people, he was revolutionary and a defender of Human rights. well, this is what Tom Friedman from NYT or David Ignatius from WaPo would like us to believe, but let us see the truth, Khashoggi was no different than MBS, he was born, raised and educated in the same KSA as Muhammad bin Salman, he served many kings and crown princes before Muhammad bin Salman started consolidating power after his father became the king in early 2015, the Yemen war or as it should be called Yemen Genocide was launched months later by King Salman on the orders of de facto King MBS.

Khashoggi was no different than MBS when it came to Saudi Shias, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain or Iraq. He participated in Afghan war against Soviets, along with other Salafist Saudi Jihadists.

Jamal Khashoggi was as clearly a traditional Wahhabi who hated jews and shia like all good Wahhabis, he justified and celebrated when a Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, a Human rights activist from eastern province of Qatif was beheaded by the Saudi regime in January 2015.

Khashoggi the propagandist.

We now learn that Jamal Khashoggi published fake op-eds. Buried in a Washington Post article about Khashoggi’s final months, we find this passage:

Maggie Mitchell Salem. Screen shot CSPAN.

Perhaps most problematic for Khashoggi were his connections to an organization funded by Saudi Arabia’s regional nemesis, Qatar. Text messages between Khashoggi and an executive at Qatar Foundation International show that the executive, Maggie Mitchell Salem, at times shaped the columns he submitted to The Washington Post, proposing topics, drafting material and prodding him to take a harder line against the Saudi government. Khashoggi also appears to have relied on a researcher and translator affiliated with the organization. . . .

Editors at The Post’s opinion section, which is separate from the newsroom, said they were unaware of these arrangements. . . [Emphasis added]

Here is Qatar Foundation International’s Executive Director Maggie Mitchell Salem promoting the #ISpeakArabic Campaign.

When the media portrays a op-ed writer like Jamal Khashoggi as: a rebel they mean terrorist, and a defender of human rights they mean defender of Muslim rights. When the New York Times and Washington Post portray Khashoggi as a revolutionary they mean one who is furthering the most radical form of Islam. The form of Islam that created al Qaeda and ISIS.

Maggie Mitchell Salem and Jamal Khashoggi have the same vision – to make Islam dominate in the world. Sadly, many Western leaders have fallen for this propaganda and have their minds controlled by the media.

RELATED ARTICLE: Washington Post admits that Qatar Foundation used Khashoggi’s columns to spread propaganda

Reporter accuses ‘young Trump supporters’ including Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens of calling all Muslims ‘radical’

Note the title below: “Young Trump supporters told they need to fight terrorism on college campuses by ‘exposing Islam’ because all Muslims are ‘radical.” Then note the first line of the report: “Students attending a conservative conference on Thursday were told they needed to ‘expose Islam’ for the ‘ugly thing’ it is.”

Both lines have different meanings.

First of all, I have yet to meet a respected conservative who has categorized all Muslims as “radicals.” This is another example of fake news.

The second sentence about the need to “expose Islam for the ugly thing it is” is not without merit with regard to the Islamically-sanctioned abuses against women, gays, infidels, apostates, etc. Those who doubt this should try arguing with the Ayatollah Khamenei — the Iranian Supreme Leader, the Marja — or the Grand Mufti of Al Azhar, or the Sunni and Shia Islamic schools of jurisprudence.

Leftist arrogance has made Leftists ridiculous, but also a foremost obstacle for those who are trying to preserve freedom and human rights. Such Leftists apparently have no problem with the untold millions murdered in the name of the “ugly thing” that is preached against infidels, women, gays, apostates etc.

It has become habitual for Leftist “journalists” to brazenly lie about conservatives.

Shame on John Haltiwanger and Business Insider for publishing this sham of a report.

“Young Trump supporters told they need to fight terrorism on college campuses by ‘exposing Islam’ because all Muslims are ‘radical,’” by John Haltiwanger, Business Insider, December 21, 2018:

Students attending a conservative conference on Thursday were told they needed to “expose Islam” for the “ugly thing” it is.

The conference was held by Turning Point USA, a conservative advocacy group that has gained significant momentum in the Trump era. Its president and founder, Charlie Kirk, is close friends with Donald Trump Jr. and has met with and been retweeted by President Donald Trump.

Kirk’s communications director, Candace Owens, has made headlines in recent months because of her interactions with the rapper Kanye West and her connection to West’s infamous Oval Office meeting with the president. The publicity Owens got in relation to West helped elevate Turning Point USA’s national stature.

Thursday’s event, part of the conservative advocacy group’s annual Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, saw closer links to today’s mainstream conservativism than it did a fringe right-wing movement.

Speakers at the conference included the younger Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, and the British politician Nigel Farage.

Beyond the talks from the main speakers, TPUSA held smaller, breakout sessions hosted by its staff and in some cases other organizations, such as The Heritage Foundation.

Sophia Witt, the director of Israel outreach for Turning Point USA, directed the “F U-nity: Addressing Terrorism on Campuses” session at the conference.

Speaking with several dozen young attendees, Witt decried campus groups that claim solidarity with the Palestinians, singling out a group called Queers for Palestine….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images first appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by rawpixel on Unsplash.

How Canada protects Sharia

All too often concerns about Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others are denounced as “bigotry” without any examination of the substantive issues involved.

Here is an excellent review of Fired by the Canadian Government for Criticizing Islam, Jihad Watch writer Christine Douglass-Williams’ account of how she was…fired by the Canadian government for criticizing Islam. As jihadis and Sharia supremacists grow ever bolder in the West, it is an increasingly knee-jerk reaction on the part of many Leftists and conservatives to dismiss all opposition to these phenomena as “Islamophobia.”

The dangers of this should be obvious to everyone, but they aren’t. As Sharia advances in the West with ever more people afraid to say a word about it, however, those dangers will become obvious to everyone. By then it will very likely be too late.

Get FiredHere.

Christine Douglass-Williams

“How Canada Protects Sharia Law,” by Fergus Hodgson, Epoch Times, December 20, 2018:

If you denounce Sharia law in a public fashion you will suffer. Outside of the arab world, this also holds true in Canada, where a member of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation board was fired over comments on Sharia law.

Such intimidation elicits self-censorship and an incremental downward spiral for Canada’s proudly modern, liberal society.

Christine Douglass-Williams was a director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) from 2012 to late 2017, and she has documented her story in a courageous new book: Fired by the Canadian Government for Criticizing IslamPublished in September by the Center for Security Policy—a neoconservative-leaning think tank in Washington—this 103-page story leaves no doubt about the swift enforcement of political correctness under the Liberal Party government.

A mulatto migrant from Trinidad and Tobago and self-described “visible minority,” Williams is an accomplished journalist and expert on Islam, author of The Challenge of Modernizing Islam. As a widely read contributor to Jihad Watch and sought-after speaker, she became a victim of her own success. Her profile rose to include engagements throughout Canada and abroad, notably in Iceland alongside Robert Spencer, author of The Truth about Muhammad and a fellow of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

Her concerns about the nature of Sharia law, particularly its implications for women and migrant integration, were right out in the open and never kept a secret. However, as her perspective garnered traction, murmurings grew.

At a May 2017 event in Reykjavik, titled “Everything You Wanted to Know about Islam but Were Afraid to Ask,” she offered a “personal warning to Icelanders.” She believed the Icelandic population was “being duped,” and she warned that “Westerners need to be street smart as citizens of a culture that idolizes multiculturalism.”

To be fair, she didn’t mince words. Consider the following excerpt from her message to Icelanders:

“Islamic supremacists will smile at you, invite you to their gatherings, make you feel loved and welcome, but they do it to deceive you and to overtake you, your land and your freedoms. … [Sharia] stipulates—among other abuses—death for apostasy, death for gays, a lower value to women, and the full covering of women.”

Whether her statements were accurate or not was never the topic of discussion among her peers in the federal government. Rather, a wave of cheap name-calling grew and eventually submerged her. You can imagine the pejoratives that sought to punish her, which they did.

After progressive media outlets got their knickers in a twist over her comments in Iceland, she came under heightened scrutiny and received a warning call from CRRF Chairman Albert Lo. In Williams’s words, she “was being watched by certain bureaucrats in the Department of Heritage.”

Sure enough, Williams received an invitation for a teleconference with Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Graham Flack. After declining and requesting all correspondence be in writing, she received a lengthy letter from Minister of Heritage Mélanie Joly.

Joly pointed to the CRRF mission: “the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination … promoting diversity and inclusion, and respect for democracy.” This letter somehow got to the Canadian Press, which only heightened the tension.

There was a back and forth in the media, with plenty of prominent people coming to Williams’s aid. This support and a detailed letter of explanation from Williams, however, proved to no avail. On December 20, after a complaint to the federal government from the National Council of Canadian Muslims, she received the formal termination of her role with the CRRF.

Canary in the Coal Mine

The CRRF dismissal and its lead-up only form one third of “Fired,” which is appropriate given that the implications carry more weight than the one personal experience. The implications stem from the grounds used to justify the decision and the shariah sympathizers and advocates who have infiltrated Ottawa.

The decision came in the wake of the notorious Motion 103, introduced by Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid and passed by the House of Commons 201-91 in March 2017. This infantile motion against “systemic racism and religious discrimination” alleged an “increasing public climate of hate and fear.”

Supposedly hateful and paranoid Canadians voted in 20 percent foreign-born candidates to the Parliament. That includes more than 20 with dual citizenship. One is Khalid, a Pakistani citizen and the former president of York University’s Muslim Students Association. Animosity is also so common in Canada that Muslims fake attacks to garner high-profile sympathy and attention.

M-103 condemned “Islamophobia” without defining the term and called for “a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating” it. While purporting to target religious discrimination, M-103 failed to mention a single religion aside from Islam. The parliamentary secretary to Joy during Williams’s dismissal happened to be an M-103 advocate—Member of Parliament Arif Virani, a Muslim migrant from Uganda.

The entire Canadian federal government is now, free speech be damned, responsible for a campaign to eliminate undefined Islamophobia. Prominent conservative journalist Ezra Levant knows what lawfare this can lead to, after he published a Muhammad cartoon and faced the Alberta Human Rights Commission in 2008.

Although Levant eventually prevailed, he has since faced a litany of lawsuits from what he describes as the human-rights industry. M-103 will be another weapon against outspoken commentators like Levant and Mark Steyn, codifying that blasphemy against Islam will not be tolerated in Canada, in line with Sharia law.

Islam Joins Victimology Team

Williams is refreshingly frank about the problems of identity politics in Canada and the United States. She devotes the second half of the book to how victimology hustlers such as Black Lives Matter have join forces with “civilizational jihadists” and perpetuate an “us-versus-them narrative” for a “match made in hell.”

Sharia adherents have seized the opportunity to portray themselves as victims of ethnic animosity, even though Islam is a religion and not a genetic lineage. Williams explains that “truthful discussions about the global jihad and barbaric cultural practices are being wrongly presented as though they were inciting hatred, ‘racist,’ and hateful.”

These advocacy groups search for a villain to justify their existence and portray their constituents as helpless victims. Meanwhile, the supposed beneficiaries, in the words of Williams, “regrettably remain in shackles, the cycle of the bigotry of low expectations continues, and the oppressed remain stunted.”

Her brutal honesty and references to “Islamic supremacism” will likely be too heavy for most readers, at least those accustomed to the sanitized narrative of legacy media outlets. Even though “Fired” is relatively concise and easy reading, interrupted by block quotes, it faces a tall order overcoming partisanship and confirmation bias….

Read the rest here.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

UK: Man on trial for ‘stirring up racial hatred’ for criticizing Muslim rape gangs

British authorities covered up Muslim rape gang activity for decades for fear of being called “racist,”and now they’re persecuting Billy Charlton for daring to call them out about what they did. Britain is being ruled by a traitor class.

“Billy Charlton trial: Lawyers begin making closing speeches to the jury,’” Sunderland Echo, December 17, 2018:

Lawyers in the trial of a campaigner accused of stirring up hatred during city protests have started making closing speeches to the jury.

William Charlton, known as Billy, is accused of targeting “immigrants, Asians, black people and police” during a series of public rallies in Sunderland and causing a rise in racial crime and disorder in the city.

Prosecutors claim he hid his “racist agenda” under a “cloak of respectability” that he wanted to protect women and children from attacks.

The 54-year-old, of no fixed address, denies six charges of stirring up racial hatred and is being tried by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court.

Charlton has told the court his references to “immigrants” during his city centre speeches referred to “criminal immigrants” and was not intended as a racial slur or insult to anyone.

He has denied outright being that he is a racist and told jurors: “I would never racially abuse anybody.”

Charlton has said communities are “living in fear” and there have been police “cover ups” about what has gone on in the city….

“Billy Charlton trial: Protester says comparing Grenfell Tower fire tragedy to events in Sunderland was a ‘bad analogy,’” Sunderland Echo, December 13, 2018:

A protester accused of stirring up racial hatred has admitted comparing the Grenfell fire tragedy to what was happening in his home city was a “bad analogy”.

William Charlton, known as Billy, is accused of targeting “immigrants, Asians, black people and police” during a series of public speeches in Sunderland and causing a rise in racial crime and disorder in the city….

“If the police nipped our problems in the bud in Sunderland, then they wouldn’t have had us on the streets….

Charlton told jurors his references to police during speeches were because he believed forces should share more information about reported crimes or incidents, so that the public can protect themselves.

He said: “They should be putting it out, not covering it up.”

Charlton said the marches in Sunderland started after a woman claimed she had been attacked by foreign men. He told the court: “The only thing I want is peaceful demonstration, the only thing I want is to get the word out there that people are attacking women in Sunderland, drugging their drinks.

“All I’m trying to do is get that message across.”

Charlton told jurors he had seen photographs of the woman after she claimed she was attacked. He told the court: “She was black and blue from neck to ankles, that doesn’t happen by going to bed consensually.

“This woman was black and blue, front to back and top to bottom. It was visibly upsetting.”

Charlton said he had instructed those wishing to participate in marches not to wear or carry any offensive flags or wear clothing that could be seen as right-wing or offensive as he did not want that to become a “sideshow” from the real aims of protecting the Sunderland community.

Charlton said his references to rapist immigrants during speeches referred to “unvetted” criminals, and “bad apples”, who went on to carry out attacks, not any race or religion as a whole.

He told jurors: “My choice of words might not be the best choice of words but I am speaking as a man off the street, I’m not a politician. That is the way I feel.

“People try and expand on the words I have used but those words are specifically about the people who commit offences.

“I don’t care what people say, I am not a racist.

“It is not meant in any other way.

“I’m meaning specifically people raping, drugging and abusing the people of Sunderland.”

Charlton told jurors he left the campaign that sparked the marches after organisations such as Britain First were rumoured to have got involved and that threats were made towards him as a result….

“Billy Charlton trial: Sunderland protester branded David Cameron ‘spineless’ in speech, court told,” Sunderland Echo, December 7, 2018:

Jurors in the trial of a protester accused of stirring up racial hatred have watched video footage of his city centre speeches.

Prosecutors claim William Charlton’s public protest talks spread hatred against “immigrants, Asians, black people and the police” and caused a rise in a city’s racial crime and disorder….

Newcastle Crown Court heard the 53-year-old, who is known to friends and supporters as “Billy”, spoke along with Tommy Robinson at one of the organised protest events, where a woman had to be “escorted away for her own safety” for carrying a placard that said “rape does not have a race”.

Charlton, of no fixed address, denies six offences of stirring up racial hatred and is being tried by a jury.

On the fourth day of the trial, jurors have viewed a speech made by Charlton, which Tommy Robinson attended and who can be seen on the video.

During the talk, last June, Charlton said: “This will never be Rotherham, it will never be Rochdale, this is Sunderland.”

The city centre crowd clapped and cheered and chanted their demands for “justice”.

Charlton branded David Cameron a “spineless ******” for his immigration policies.

He also told the crowd: “It’s about those people they’re allowing in. “We don’t put people in our communities that are going to attack our children.”

He added: “This is about us, about our city and our town, this is ours, ours.

“I am proud to be a mackem, proud to be from Sunderland.”

Charlton spoke about some people being punished, while others get “safe houses”.

He added: “Get them off our kids, get them off our streets, get them out of Sunderland.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Ben White on Unsplash.

Nearly Half of U.S. States Don’t Protect Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

Perpetrators in 23 States Across America Have a Free Pass to Inflict This Unnecessary and Barbaric Procedure on Girls as Young as 7 Years Old.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Now that a district judge has declared a federal ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) unconstitutional,  perpetrators in 23 states across America have a free pass to inflict this barbaric procedure on girls as young as 7 years old.

That must stop, says internationally renowned attorney and activist specializing in human rights and child welfare advocacy Elizabeth Yore, who heads the national EndFGMToday campaign. Yore has written a new opinion piece for The Daily Caller, where she makes an urgent call to these 23 states to enact their own tough FGM laws.

“Before District Judge Bernard Friedman’s ruling, FGM had been a federal crime in the United States since 1996,” Yore noted. “Additionally, 27 states have also committed to protecting girls by enacting their own laws against the terrible procedure that leaves physical and emotional scars for a lifetime. Yet tragically, girls in 23 states across the country remain at risk because FGM is a growing criminal activity in the United States, and the 23 states that have yet to enact their own anti-FGM laws need to do so quickly—hopefully in 2019.

“Otherwise,” Yore added, “these remaining states are now safe harbors for mutilators. This judicial ruling will embolden others to engage in this horrific form of abuse of women and girls in America.”

Every state should stand with more than 513,000 women and girls across America who the Centers for Disease Control estimates are at risk for FGM by making it a crime and a reportable child abuse offense.

“FGM perpetrators operate in the shadows inflicting children of unimaginable abuse, maiming them for life and robbing them of future sexual pleasure,” Yore wrote. “Like human trafficking, FGM conducts its barbaric activity in secret among covert underground networks, enforcing silence among its victims.”

Yore also noted that female genital mutilation is recognized by both the World Health Organization and the United Nations as a human rights violation perpetrated upon little girls and women. Over 200 million women worldwide have been subjected to this cruel and barbaric practice.

View the at state-by-state map of those who do have anti-FGM laws and learn more about FGM at or on social media at #EndFGMToday.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images is republished with permission.

Poll shows huge Democrat bias toward Muslims, against Christians

The disinformation campaign has been wildly successful: most Democrats take for granted that opposing jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women and non-Muslims is “racist” and “Islamophobic.”

“Poll Shows Huge Democrat Bias Toward Muslims Over Christians,” by Neil Munro, Breitbart, December 4, 2018:

Sixty-eight percent of Democrats say employers should grant a request for prayer space by Muslims — but only 45 percent say employers should grant a similar request by Christian employees, says a survey by Grinnell College.

In contrast to the Democrats’ 23-point anti-Christian bias, the November poll showed only a ten point gap in response from conservatives.

Thirty percent of Republicans say employers should provide a prayer space for Muslim employees and 40 percent say employers should support a similar service for Christians, according to the Grinnell College poll of roughly 500 people.

The same poll showed a three-point pro-Christian skew among Donald Trump’s voters and a huge 20-point pro-Muslim skew among Hillary Clinton voters.

The massive bias among Clinton voters towards Muslims is a huge contrast to Trump voters’ more principled approach to religious requests on business.

The poll asked, “Suppose a group of devout Christians [or devout Muslims] asked their employer to provide a private place for them to pray together. Even if it is a hardship [on business], do you think the employer should or should not accommodate the request?”

The Democrats’ pro-Muslim bias exists despite the hostility of orthodox Islamic rule-books towards Christiansatheistswomensecularists, and democracy.

The poll also showed that urbanites, young people, and women were far more supportive of Muslim believers than of Christians, despite Christianity’s orthodox support for secularismsexual equality, and economic redistribution….


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EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by History in HD on Unsplash.