Washington Post Op-ed Contributor Ordered the Deaths of 26 Journalists in Yemen

In rushing to show how much they oppose the Saudis after their killing of their pro-jihad “journalist” Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post has embraced Iran, its clients the Houthis, and the Shi’ite jihad.

Mohammed al-Houthi

“WashPo contributor Mohammed al-Houthi pictured with rifle in past interviews,” Al Arabiya, November 11, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Users on Twitter were able to unearth past photos and videos of Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the controversial Yemeni militant leader who published an op-ed piece on the Washington Post, showing him with his gun as he conducted televised interviews.

The op-ed by al-Houthi, the head of the so-called the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of the Houthi militia, was published by the US newspaper on November 9.

Al-Houthi is implicated in issuing directives for killing more than 26 Yemeni journalists, while there are 16 journalists until this day in detention centers.

The shocking images of al-Houthi dating back to 2016 shows him with his AK-47 placed either on his lap or on a table during multiple interviews that were aired on pro-Houthi channels….

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

Twitter gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist; he was arrested and died after torture

“Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. Everyone speaks under threat and pressure.”

Indeed. Foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression are shadowbanned (as in my case) or have their accounts removed altogether. Clearly, as this story shows, Twitter is on the other side, and increasingly only one point of view is allowed there, as with the other social media giants as well. People will say “Just don’t go to Twitter,” but it isn’t that simple. Unfortunately, these evil corporations have a virtual monopoly on the means of communication today. If that monopoly is not soon broken, the freedom of speech will be a dead letter, sacrificed to “hate speech guidelines” that are subjective and politically biased.

“Twitter ‘gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist who ended up dead,’” by Lucy Middleton, Metro, November 9, 2018:

Twitter has come under fire after another dissident journalist was reportedly tortured and killed in Saudi Arabia.

Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser was arrested on March 15 for allegedly running a Twitter account called Kashkool, which exposed human rights violations by Saudi authorities and royals.

He then died while being tortured in detention, The New Khaleej states – prompting fresh outrage over an alleged leak of information that lead to his capture.

‘They got his information from the Twitter office in Dubai. That is how he was arrested,’ a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Metro.co.uk.

‘Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. Everyone speaks under threat and pressure.

‘The accounts of Saudi dissidents are spied on. We are not safe using Twitter.’

The source also claimed that Saud al-Qahtani, the former adviser to the Royal Court, leads a ‘cyber spy ring’ and has contacts inside the Dubai Twitter office. They allege that a so-called ‘Twitter mole’ handed over information on Al-Jasser, leading to his arrest earlier this year….

EDITORS NOTE This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished, with images, with permission.

Washington Post: SPLC has “undermined its own credibility with a couple of blunders”

It is astonishing that this evisceration of the SPLC would appear in the Washington Post, and it indicates that even the Leftist media is finding the SPLC too partisan, too unfair, and too biased to continue to defend. We can only hope that this article will prove to be a bellwether, and that the groups that rely on the SPLC’s “hate” designation — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Amazon, Patreon, GoFundMe, and the rest — will reconsider their reliance on this dishonest, hate-filled group, and begin to treat all organizations fairly.

Washington Post writer David Montgomery likes the SPLC, and wants to admire it, but finds it difficult to do so. One telling passage in this extremely lengthy piece:

I left Gaffney’s office with a tote bag full of 14 books buttressing his worldview. A 15th came later in the mail. In thinking about my interview, I was struck by just how little he had disputed the SPLC’s claims about the frankly disquieting positions he has taken. To some extent, it was similar to my experience at the FRC and ADF. They simply saw those positions as admirable, or at the very least defensible, expressions of truth — whereas, to the SPLC, they were expressions of hate.

“Frankly disquieting”? That shouldn’t be the criterion. The criteria should be: are those positions based on fact or not? Are they reasonable or not? There is a massive problem with the SPLC demonizing as “hate” what are indeed “at the very least defensible, expressions of truth.” It’s the same in my case. I’m on the SPLC’s “hate” list, and their rap sheet on me is a mixture of falsehood, smear propaganda, and demonstrably true statements presented as if they were self-evidently false and hateful. Here is an overview of the SPLC’s main charges against me, with responses:

“Robert Spencer,”

  1. “Spencer is one of the most prolific anti-Muslim figures in the United States.”

I am not “anti-Muslim.” I oppose jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, non-Muslims, and others. I am no more “anti-Muslim” than foes of the Nazis were “anti-German.”

  1. “A career anti-Muslim figure, Spencer has devoted much of his life to writing books, countless articles, and producing other content all with the goal of vilifying and maligning Muslims and the Islamic faith.”

My goal is not now and has never been “vilifying and maligning Muslims and the Islamic faith.” My goal is to convey Islamic doctrines and beliefs accurately in order to help people understand the phenomenon of Islamic jihad terror.

  1. “He considers these texts to be innately extremist and violent, and refuses to acknowledge nonviolent passages and centuries of adapted interpretations.”

Actually, I’ve published online a commentary on the entire Qur’an, including the nonviolent passages, and written extensively within it about nonviolent interpretations of various passages. That’s here:

  1. “Spencer argues that extremists, like Osama bin Laden and ISIS, are the most authentic interpretation and practice of Islam, despite being actively rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims. He brushes this fact off by bombastically claiming the majority of Muslims, either do not understand their own holy book or are masking their extremism.”

I’ve never made such claims, and have in fact spoken of a spectrum of belief, knowledge, and fervor among Muslims that accounts for why most do not wage jihad.

  1. “By painting Rauf as an extremist who was striving to build a ‘victory mosque’ to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center, the two leaders of SIOA sought to block the project while portraying all Muslims as radical – an assertion simply not supported by facts.”

Rauf had links to the Muslim Brotherhood — see here: https://www.nationalreview.com/2010/07/raufs-dawa-world-trade-center-rubble-andrew-c-mccarthy/

We never stated or implied that “all Muslims” are “radical.”

  1. “Spencer also attacks individuals and organizations that claim to represent mainstream Muslims. This is most commonly done through accusations of those entities acting as secret operatives to destroy the West.”

In reality, I merely note the abundantly documented ties of groups such as CAIR to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. See, for example, here: https://www.investigativeproject.org/2340/federal-judge-agrees-cair-tied-to-hamas

  1. “Spencer is known to have associations with European racists and neo-fascists. However, he claims that his contact with them is merely incidental.”

I have no associations with European racists or neo-fascists, and never have. I have had some associations with people who were falsely accused of being racist and neo-fascist.

  1. “In Spencer’s 2017 book Confessions of an Islamophobe, a memoir that among other things dives into the nuances of being an anti-Muslim hate monger, he reveals he has no plans of slowing down.”

In reality, the book explains why opposing jihad terror and Sharia oppression do not make one an anti-Muslim hate monger.

Muslim Basher Robert Spencer Shows White Nationalist Colors,”

  1. “Proving yet again that nothing is beneath him, anti-Muslim propagandist Robert Spencer has put himself firmly in the camp of open white nationalists with an article published yesterday in Crisis magazine, a conservative Catholic publication.”

I am not a white nationalist, openly or secretly, and that article simply criticized multiculturalism. It did not discuss race at all.

  1. “Spencer’s piece is punctuated with a recommended reading list that might have been taken from the bookshelf of John Tanton, the racist architect of the modern nativist movement.”

I had nothing to do with the compilation of that reading list, and did not see it before the piece was published. None of the books on it are genuinely racist; they’re simply against mass migration of non-Europeans into Europe, the devastating effects of which we are seeing now.

  1. “Anthony M. Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, which was published by the white nationalist Regnery Press…”

Regnery Publishing is not “white nationalist.” It is a leading mainstream conservative publishing house that has published books by numerous mainstream conservative figures, including David Horowitz, Dinesh D’Souza, Ann Coulter, etc.

What I write is based on the facts of Islamic theology and history. I’d be glad to send Richard Cohen and Heidi Beirich copies of these two books (free of charge, of course, although they could afford to wallpaper the entire earth’s surface with copies of each one), and then would travel to the SPLC headquarters to discuss their contents and accuracy, and whether they really constitute “hate.” They will, of course, ignore this offer.

“The State of Hate: Researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center have set themselves up as the ultimate judges of hate in America. But are they judging fairly?,” by David Montgomery, Washington Post, November 8, 2018:

See that speck there?” retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin says, directing my gaze to the ceiling of the Family Research Council’s lobby in Washington. I spy a belly-button-size opening in the plaster. “That’s a bullet hole.”The blemish has been preserved for six years. “See that?” he asks, now indicating a cratered fire alarm panel near the reception desk. “That’s a bullet hole. That’s the first round. The second went through the arm of the building manager. The third round hit the ceiling. … Fired on August 15th, 2012, by Floyd Lee Corkins.”

The hero of that day was the building manager, Leo Johnson, who tackled Corkins and was shot in the arm as they scuffled. Asked by an FBI agent how he came to single out the FRC, Corkins replied: “Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups.” The gunman, who was found to be mentally ill, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

“He came in here to kill as many of us as possible because he found us listed as a hate group on the Southern Poverty Law Center website,” continues Boykin, FRC’s executive vice president, who is dressed today in a leather vest over a shirt and tie. “We and others like us who are on this ‘hate map’ believe that this is very reckless behavior. … The only thing that we have in common is that we are all conservative organizations. … You know, it would be okay if they just criticized us. … If they wrote op-eds about us and all that. But listing us as a hate group is just a step too far because they put us in the same category as the Ku Klux Klan. And who are they to have a hate-group list anyhow?”

Eight hundred miles south, the modernist, glass-and-concrete headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center etches the skyline of Montgomery, Ala., just up a hill from Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach. On display in the SPLC’s lobby is a melted clock. It marks the time at 3:47 a.m., July 28, 1983, when Klansmen torched a previous SPLC headquarters. Over the years, according to the organization, more than two dozen extremists have been jailed for plots to kill its employees or damage its offices.

Richard Cohen, president of the SPLC, decries Corkins’s assault on the FRC when I ask him about it in his office, with its view of King’s church. But he says the SPLC’s hate list — which doesn’t include the FRC’s address or any call for violence — shouldn’t be held responsible. “Labeling people hate groups is an effort to hold them accountable for their rhetoric and the ideas they are pushing,” says Cohen, who is dressed in a polo shirt, khakis and running shoes.

“Obviously the hate label is a blunt one,” Cohen concedes when I ask whether advocates like the FRC, or proponents of less immigration like the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or conservative legal stalwarts like the Alliance Defending Freedom, really have so much in common with neo-Nazis and the Klan that they belong in the same bucket of shame. “It’s one of the things that gives it power, and it’s one of the things that can make it controversial. Someone might say, ‘Oh, it’s without nuance.’ … But we’ve always thought that hate in the mainstream is much more dangerous than hate outside of it. The fact that a group like the FRC or a group like FAIR can have congressional allies and can testify before congressional committees, the fact that a group like ADF can get in front of the Supreme Court — to me that makes them more dangerous, not less so. … It’s the hate in the business suit that is a greater danger to our country than the hate in a Klan robe.”

The SPLC was founded in 1971 to take on legal cases related to racial injustice, poverty and the death penalty. Then, in the early 1980s, it launched Klanwatch, a project to monitor Klan groups, neo-Nazis and other white supremacists. Their hate seemed self-evident. But eventually the SPLC began tracking — and labeling — a wider swath of extremism. And that’s when things became more complicated.

Today the SPLC’s list of 953 “Active Hate Groups” is an elaborate taxonomy of ill will. There are many of the usual suspects: Ku Klux Klan (72 groups), Neo-Nazi (121), White Nationalist (100), Racist Skinhead (71), Christian Identity (20), Neo-Confederate (31), Black Nationalist (233) and Holocaust Denial (10). There are also more exotic strains familiar only to connoisseurs: Neo-Volkisch (28; “spirituality premised on the survival of white Europeans”) and Radical Traditional Catholicism (11; groups that allegedly “routinely pillory Jews as ‘the perpetual enemy of Christ’ ”). Then there are the more controversial additions of the last decade-and-a-half or so: Anti-LGBT (51), Anti-Muslim (113), Anti-Immigrant (22), Hate Music (15), Male Supremacy (2). Finally, the tally is rounded out by a general category called Other (53) — “a hodge-podge of hate doctrines.”

For decades, the hate list was a golden seal of disapproval, considered nonpartisan enough to be heeded by government agencies, police departments, corporations and journalists. But in recent years, as the list has swept up an increasing number of conservative activists — mostly in the anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim categories — those conservatives have been fighting back. Boykin, of the FRC, recently sent a letter to about 100 media outlets (including The Washington Post) and corporate donors on behalf of four dozen groups and individuals “who have been targeted, defamed, or otherwise harmed” by the SPLC, warning that the hate list is no longer to be trusted. Mathew Staver, chairman of the Christian legal advocacy group Liberty Counsel, told me 60 organizations are interested in suing the SPLC.

There are signs the campaign is having an impact. Last year GuideStar, a widely consulted directory of charitable organizations, flagged 46 charities that were listed by the SPLC as hate groups. Within months, under pressure from critics, GuideStar announced it was removing the flags. The FBI has worked with the SPLC in the past on outreach programs, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled a very different attitude. At a meeting of the Alliance Defending Freedom in August, Sessions said, “You are not a hate group,” and condemned the SPLC for using the label “to bully and to intimidate groups like yours which fight for religious freedom.”

Along the way, the SPLC undermined its own credibility with a couple of blunders. In 2015, it apologized for listing Ben Carson as an extremist (though not on the hate list), saying the characterization was inaccurate. Then, this past June, the group paid $3.4 million to Muslim activist Maajid Nawaz and his Quilliam organization to settle a threatened lawsuit. The SPLC had listed them in a “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” (again, not on the main hate list). The SPLC apologized for misunderstanding Nawaz’s work to counter Islamist extremism….

The Georgia office has about 10 researchers working on the hate list and other hate monitoring. They are paired with writers and editors working mostly out of Montgomery. My visit in September came as the researchers were preparing the list of hate groups for 2018, which will be published early next year. Clustered at desks according to their specialties — anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT, anti-government and so forth — they were trying to determine who still belongs and prospecting for new entries….

Back in Washington, I paid a visit to the Center for Security Policy, four blocks from the White House. Founder Frank Gaffney greeted me warmly. Coincidentally, the date was Sept. 11. “Perhaps it’s not accidental,” Gaffney said. The SPLC calls the former Reagan administration Pentagon official an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist, and even some conservatives in town want nothing to do with him. But the Center for Security Policy’s allies include Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the United States, who in a 2016 speech to Gaffney’s group said: “If you have enemies, Frank, it’s because you have stood up for something, many times in your life. … The SPLC and others who asked me not to come here tonight claim to support free and open debate. But in reality, they seem to want to stifle debate.”

Gaffney’s concern about Islam, he explained to me, is sharia, or Islam’s legal framework. Sharia is a “totalitarian ideology,” he said, and “sharia supremacists” including the Muslim Brotherhood want to make it the law of this land.

He listened patiently as I read to him from the SPLC’s five-page dossier on him and its seven-page dossier justifying his group’s listing as an anti-Muslim hate group. The SPLC claims this statement comes from a 10-part video course hosted by Gaffney: “America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, even more toxic danger — a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls ‘civilization jihad.’ ”

“Accurate quote,” Gaffney said. “But that has nothing to do with hatred. That has to do with intelligence analysis of the threat. It is a straightforward exploration based on the factual evidence of a peril to our country, as I say. And the only thing that I think you can conclude from the insistence [of SPLC] that nobody can say anything like that — and anybody who does say anything like that is not just a national security professional with whom they disagree, but is a racist and a bigot and a hater and an Islamophobe — is they’re trying maybe to get me killed. … I’m quite sure that if a jihadist decides to kill me, part of the inspiration will come from the hateful things they’ve said about me.”

Another quote, by a colleague of Gaffney’s at the center: “When people in other bona fide religions follow their doctrines they become better people — Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Jews. When Muslims follow their doctrine, they become jihadists.”

Gaffney nodded. Even peaceful forms of jihad can undermine the United States, he said, and not all are peaceful. “It’s not that we’re trying to offend Muslims by pointing this out. That, unfortunately, is the doctrine they follow.”

I left Gaffney’s office with a tote bag full of 14 books buttressing his worldview. A 15th came later in the mail. In thinking about my interview, I was struck by just how little he had disputed the SPLC’s claims about the frankly disquieting positions he has taken. To some extent, it was similar to my experience at the FRC and ADF. They simply saw those positions as admirable, or at the very least defensible, expressions of truth — whereas, to the SPLC, they were expressions of hate.

Next, I visited the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington. The CIS supports reduced legal immigration and tougher border security. The lobby is decorated with executive director Mark Krikorian’s collection of kitsch renderings of the Statue of Liberty — Barbie, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, covers of the New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, Eddie Murphy in the movie poster for “Coming to America,” even a vintage Peace Corps recruiting poster that says: “Make America a better place. Leave the Country.”

The CIS has testified before Congress 100 times and publishes studies purporting to show the burden of immigration. The center supports a policy “that admits fewer people but does a better job of welcoming and incorporating those people,” Krikorian said. Among the factors that got CIS added to the SPLC’s hate list: the center’s habit of circulating links to articles from arguably noxious sources in its regular email roundup. Also, a series of harsh-sounding quotes about immigrants by Krikorian and some of his colleagues.

Krikorian indulged my desire to go deep into the SPLC’s 14-page hate dossier. The SPLC (with research help from the civil rights group Center for New Community) found that in 450 emails over 10 years, the CIS circulated 2,012 pieces from what the SPLC deems white nationalist websites. The total includes more than 1,700 from Vdare.com, an anti-immigration site that promotes white-identity politics. Popular article tags on Vdare include “minority occupation government,” “anti-white hate crimes,” “immigrant mass murder” and “white guy loses his job.”

“If they had just sent around one Vdare piece, for example, that wouldn’t matter at all,” Beirich had told me back in Georgia. “But we documented 2,000 hate-group things. … When you get into the thousands, it’s like, ‘How come you’re always on these hate sites and you’re sending it to your membership?’ You’re telling people to read hate material over and over and over again. At some point you have some responsibility for that relationship.”

The dossier leaves unclear how many of the 2,012 articles themselves were hateful, as opposed to having been published on platforms that the SPLC deems hateful. It offers only a handful of examples of the actual articles, and Krikorian maintains that most were legitimate immigration commentary. “The point is to cast a wide net,” he said. “There’s all kinds of stuff on Vdare that I have problems with. … But you know it is one of the main sources of commentary on immigration, and I’d be doing a disservice to readers not including immigration-related stuff that appears at Vdare.”

Beirich countered that readers who clicked on the links still found themselves on hateful websites, and the center’s aggregation helps legitimize those sites. Moreover, according to the SPLC, dozens of the pieces the CIS circulated were by authors whose work elsewhere is hateful.

“Providing links to immigration articles written by people who in other venues wrote things on other topics that are objectionable, and that I myself almost certainly would object to — so what?” Krikorian says. “You’ve got to admire the Inspector Javert-like obsession to go through hundreds of these links and find out who the author was and then Google the author and see what he — I mean it’s just, get a life, people!”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: Sympathy for Palestinians among Democrats ‘unprecedented’

This video says it all about where the Democrat Party is headed. It starts as a trickle and become a torrent whose name is anti-Semitic.

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United Methodist Church under fire for anti-Semitism — and also enables jihad terror

The political goal of the “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference” in Oklahoma was to “flip American Christian support for Israel to the Palestinians.”

 In the wake of the synagogue shooting last week in Pittsburgh, activists from several mainline Protestant churches came under fire for promoting a culture of anti-Semitism in their churches, especially the United Methodist Church.

The worst offenders are usually activists affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) and the United Church of Christ (UCC). But this year, the activists and officials from the United Methodist Church took on a leading role by hosting the controversial “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference” in Oklahoma.

Anti-semitism in the churches is longstanding, and while most of these churches are quick to claim that they’re apolitical, they are, in fact, very political. They condemn Israel and embrace the jihadist Palestinian agenda, claiming that the Palestinians are an oppressed group. They apparently know nothing of history and nothing of the jihadist agenda to obliterate Israel, as is articulated in the PLO, Hamas and Fatah charters. Or they pretend not to know in the face of charges of anti-Semitism.

The Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in Oklahoma is an offshoot of Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in Bethlehem. Some details of the latter’s cringeworthy record:

 In late 2010, Israeli tour guide Kay Wilson and her visiting Christian friend, Kristine Luken, were attacked by Palestinian terrorists outside Jerusalem. Luken was killed and Wilson suffered severe injuries. Wilson approached one of the CATC speakers about speaking at the 2012 convocation, but was told that her story was “not what the Lord wants,” a phrase that is sadly abused by some Christian leaders to exercise control — akin to a kind of spiritual or psychological extortion — over the follower. Wilson then expressed dismay about “how any Israeli…. Messianic believer, could justify participating in a conference that has chosen to associate itself with theologians advocating Replacement Theology and Palestinian officials with clear ties to recognized terrorist organizations.” She further stated, “For any self-respecting person, and especially for Israelis such as myself, the endorsement of terror by association, at a Christian conference, is obscene.”

Obscene it is. Such churches not only embrace anti-Semitism, but also empower jihad terror. Recently, the Palestinian Archbishop Atallah Hanna called evangelical Christians “enemies of the Christian values” for supporting Israel, and claimed that they “do not belong to Christianity at all.”

“United Methodist Church under fire for anti-Semitism,” JNS News, November 1, 2018:

The political goal of the “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference” in Oklahoma was to flip American Christian support for Israel to the Palestinians.

In the wake of the synagogue shooting last week in Pittsburgh, activists from several mainline Protestant churches came under fire for promoting a culture of anti-Semitism in their churches, especially the United Methodist Church.

The worst offenders are usually activists affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) and the United Church of Christ (UCC). But this year, the activists and officials from the United Methodist Church took on a leading role by hosting the controversial “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference” in Oklahoma.

The political goal of the conference was to flip American Christian support for Israel to the Palestinians. The conference soon took on a more sinister tone.

At one point, a speaker put up a slide of U.S. President Donald Trump surrounded by three of his advisers. The speaker asked the audience what was wrong with the picture.

Audience members answered that the problem was that they were Jews, apparently angry that the American president had Jewish advisors involved in the effort to achieve a peace deal.

Dexter Van Zile, a Christian scholar for CAMERA, reported about the conference. He told JNS: “At the time, when the audience was complaining about Jews in the Trump administration, I was disgusted at their flagrant anti-Semitism. But now, after hearing that the Pittsburgh gunman said the American government was ‘infested’ with Jews, I feel more than shaken by how it echoes what I heard at the Methodist-organized conference.”

“The notions of Jewish cruelty, corruption and infestation—those were all themes at the conference,” said Van Zile. “It’s now, literally, lethal rhetoric.”

The United Methodist Church’s struggle with anti-Semitism goes back several years…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured image is from the CATCUSA Facebook.

Elite US universities have taken over $614,000,000 from Saudi Arabia since 2011

This explains a great deal, for it is not only true that “these gifts and contracts, in some instances, are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on the kingdom”; it is also true that these gifts and contracts are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on Islam, jihad and Sharia. Georgetown University isn’t even on the lists below, but Saudi money funds its Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and its Bridge Initiative, both of which are dedicated to giving the fictions that Islam is a religion of peace and Sharia is benign and compatible with democracy an intellectual veneer, while smearing and defaming all those who speak the truth about Islam and Sharia as “Islamophobes.”

Georgetown’s faculty is full of Wahhabis, Salafis, and apologists for Islam, including Islamic convert and pro-slavery spokesman Jonathan A. C. Brown. And that’s just Georgetown. Imagine what it must be like at MIT, George Washington U, and the rest.

“Before Killing Of Journalist, Elite US Universities Took $600 Million From Saudi Arabia And Affiliates,” by Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller, October 23, 2018:

Before the death of a Washington Post contributor in a Saudi Arabian embassy, elite U.S. universities took more than half a billion dollars from the country and its affiliates between 2011 and 2017.

These gifts and contracts, in some instances, are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on the kingdom.

Saudi Arabian interests paid $614 million to U.S. universities over a six-year period, more than every country but Qatar and the United Kingdom, Department of Education data analyzed by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows. That includes $120 million from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to the U.S., whose website says it “disseminate[s] information that reflects Saudi culture, tradition, and heritage through our active participation in academic, cultural, and social activities.”

About $200 million came in the form of gifts, while the rest were contracts. U.S. law requires universities to disclose “information about gifts received from any foreign source, contracts with a foreign entity, and any ownership interests in or control over the institution by a foreign entity.”…

Saudi-Affiliated Funding to U.S. Universities
Source: Department of Education
INSTITUTION AMOUNT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $77,675,000
George Washington University $76,017,693
George Mason University $63,136,496
Tufts University $46,065,215
Johns Hopkins University $40,295,468
University of Kansas $30,066,721
Harvard University $28,167,613
Stanford University $27,759,040
University of Southern California $22,670,154
Northwestern University $14,408,243
Georgia Institute of Technology $13,433,882
University of California, Berkeley $13,385,510
Eastern Washington University $13,079,062
New York Institute of Technology $12,260,853
University of California, Los Angeles $12,032,553
Ball State University $10,386,082
University of Washington – Seattle $10,150,738

Much of the international affairs literature that informs the U.S. posture toward foreign nations is developed at elite institutions like George Mason University and George Washington University in the D.C. area, whose experts are widely cited. Those universities are among the top recipients of Saudi government funds.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks first in Saudi-affiliated funding, thanks to a $73 million gift from Saudi business magnate Mohammed A. Jameel.

A spokesman for George Washington University did not respond to questions about the $76 million it has received….

Largest Payments
Source: Department of Education
INSTITUTION GIFT TYPE PAYER AMOUNT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Monetary Gift Jameel. Mohammed, Abdul $73,000,000
George Mason University Contract Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia $56,675,210
George Washington University Contract Government of Saudi Arabia $55,378,271
Johns Hopkins University Monetary Gift $40,295,468
Tufts University Contract Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission $38,940,121
Stanford University Monetary Gift $27,759,040
Harvard University Contract $24,917,563
University of Kansas Contract Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission $24,888,384
George Washington University Contract Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia $18,293,212
Northwestern University Contract King Abdulaziz City for Sci/Tech
EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

VIDEO: Google claims it isn’t rigging search results, but it is…

In this new video, I discuss Google’s recent denial that it rigged search results on Islamic topics related to Trump’s travel bans, and shows that Google has long been rigging search results on Islam-related topics.

EDITORS NOTE: This video originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Swedish media try to cover up gang rape of girl by Muslim migrants, Facebook censors posts

Making sure that no one thinks ill of Islam or of the massive Muslim migrant influx into Sweden is the first priority of the Swedish media, as it is of the media all over the West. And we already knew that Facebook was Sharia-compliant.

“Swedish media try to cover up gang rape of girl by ‘Muslim migrants’ – Facebook censored posts as well,” Voice of Europe, October 10, 2018:

The Swedish media thought they had successfully covered up the gang rape of a young Swedish girl inside a flat in Malmberget, situated in the municipality of Gällivare, according to news outlet Fjällsjö news.

Facebook promptly censored the posts of the family friend, in an attempt to further silence the story

Politicians in Sweden blame Swedes for not helping migrants successfully integrate in their community when the public learn of a Muslim gang-rape of a young Swedish girl.

However, an friend of the young girl’s mother learned of the rape and in her anger and shock, posted about it on Facebook:

“TODAY I FOUND OUT THAT THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS WAS GANG-RAPED BY FOREIGN MEN INSIDE OF A FLAT IN MALMBERGET THE NIGHT LEADING TO SATURDAY. THE GIRL IS STILL SO YOUNG AND HER LIFE IS NOW RUINED!”

In another post, she states:

”WHO SAYS THIS WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN? NEXT TIME IT COULD BE MY OR YOUR CHILD. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR MUNICIPALITY? WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GÄLLIVARE AND HOW CAN WE THINK THIS IS STILL A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE IN?”

According to SIX people who know the girl’s family, there was a large group of Muslim men involved in the horrific and brutal rape.

As the media did not report on the attack, since it was commit by Muslim migrants, the post on Facebook quickly gained attention. Facebook promptly censored the posts of the family friend, in an attempt to further silence the story.

This was likely instigated by the ‘hot line’ to Facebook that the Social Democrats have arranged with the social media giant to be able to hush stories about migrant crime.

As a result of the attention gained prior to Facebook’s censorship, the police were forced to post on their website of a “serious rape” taking place in the “Gällivare area”.

However, local politicians have blamed ethnic Swedes for not helping the migrants successfully integrate into Swedish society….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. Republished with permission. The featured photo is by Hailey Kean on Unsplash.

Germany: Teen girl called “Nazi” for reading poem about migrant violence, her house vandalized

The German establishment, like the establishment political and media class all over the West, continues to stigmatize and demonize any and all opposition to its suicidal policies regarding mass Muslim migration.

“German teenage girl called ‘Nazi’ for reading poem about migrant violence – Her house vandalised as well,” Voice of Europe, October 5, 2018:

During a Poetry Slam in Speyer, Ida-Marie Müller a 14-year-old girl dared to ridicule the welcome culture of the left and denounce refugee rapists all in one.

Not only did she receive the most applause for her poem but would have won the competition because the winner was determined this way.

“From far away the man fell into the hands of traffickers, with no passport and a mobile phone. He arrived in our hallowed German land. Because he can’t get a lady, he helped himself to one with a knife.”

The left-wing organisers couldn’t have that, of course, and simply disqualified her, the winner. She was barred from the award ceremony and another competitor was awarded first prize….

One of the city officials accused her of “Spiritual arson and fuelling fears”. Even the Mayor Monika Kabs(CDU) had to share her two cents on the event and accused Müller of using the Poetry Slam as a platform for the AfD.

Facebook banned Benajmin Haupt the District Association Chairman of the AfD for posting video of her in the competition.

It didn’t stop there though. Their house was defaced by somebody spray-painting “Nazi” and “F*ck AfD” on the walls.

Instead of standing up for her freedom of speech some left-wing media like the BBC further fuelled this hatred and called her and her poem racist….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured photo is by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash.

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