Negligent Excuses for a Horrific Form of Muslim “Law”

A few days ago, I wrote an article about another advisor to the president with extreme views, Ms. Dalia Mogahed, in which I discussed, among other things, the danger in the words she spoke during an interview with IslamChannel in Britain.

The entire transcript of the interview with Dalia Mogahed & Dr. Nazreen Nawaz can be read here.

Ms. Mogahed has attempted to defend her remarks while on Muslimah Dilemma about Sharia’ah as “gender justice” in her most recent interview with U.S. News & World Report.   

When asked how she was booked on the show & if she had any knowledge of the “shaky” connections to the radical “political party”, Hizb ut Tahrir, Ms. Mogahed merely stated that her people had contacted a PR firm in Britain who had informed them the show was legitimate.

She then continues to state that she has no regrets about her remarks on the program, but rather would have perhaps thought twice about appearing on Muslimah Dilemma had she known who would be participating.

She also states that while Hizb ut Tahrir is admittedly an ideologically extreme organization, it is not her place as an “analyst” to comment on “ideological differences” and that her statements are representative only of the data she compiled & not of her own views.

After re-watching the program, I can state with complete confidence that nowhere during the course of the interview is Ms. Mogahed reserved in her statements, nor does she come across as uncomfortable in any way.

In fact, she states during the interview that while her conclusions are based on data she has collected, she concurs with those opinions.

So all in all, Ms. Mogahed, while perhaps having second-thoughts about her media performances, “means what she says and says what she means…”

The pathetic attempt at excusing the ideological differences, which are at minimum extreme, is disingenuous if not wholeheartedly negligent.

As an advisor to the President, she has an obligation to present the ENTIRE picture, not just what her skewed results appear to state. For example, as part of Sharia’ah, did Ms. Mogahed denounce the Honor Killings of late or are they, too, included as “gender justice”?

Was Noor Faleh Almaleki being run over by her own father, who condones Sharia’ah law, justified because he believed she was “too westernized”?

This is definitely the direction the United States, whose citizens enjoy an abundance of freedoms including that of life, could be headed if the population doesn’t speak out against such horrific crimes & those who fail to denounce them.

As President Obama once stated, we should judge him by who he surrounds himself with, not necessarily what we’ve “heard…”


“Remembering a Fallen Soldier…” by Brigitte Gabriel

I received this via email earlier this morning & for the life of me could not get it out of my head. It’s a clear & sobering reminder that walks hand in hand with the events of the last week or so.

Take a moment & read Brigitte’s letter…then, I encourage you to visit the website.

Remember the fallen soldiers & honor them as Nevada welcomes home one of our own, Pfc. Thomas Lyons who leaves behind a wife & 3-month old baby.

God bless everyone fighting for freedom in America & abroad.


Remembering a Fallen Soldier…

Remembering What We Are Up Against and Why We Must – and Will – Prevail

by Brigitte Gabriel

I don’t believe I’ve ever written a letter quite like this to you before.

Indeed, it is difficult to write this without tears welling up in my eyes.

It started as a rainy Friday morning in late August. I was flying from my presentation in Springfield, Missouri, to my next destination connecting through Atlanta. Little did I know that what I was about to experience that day was going to shake me to the depth of my soul, inflame my passion for our country (I didn’t think it was possible to be more passionate) and remind me why ACT! for America is so important to our security and the future of America.

I looked out my window at gloomy Atlanta as the plane took off, closed my eyes and pictured home and my loving family meeting me at the airport with open arms, smiles and kisses, waiting to whisk me off to Outback Steak House for dinner as planned.

It was a quiet, uneventful flight. No beverage service. No announcements from the captain — until we landed at our final destination:

“Welcome to “…….” . Ladies and Gentleman we have a special request to ask of you. We are carrying on this plane today a fallen soldier brought home from Afghanistan. His body is accompanied by Sgt. “……”. Please kindly allow Sgt. “….” to deplane first so he can do his job in escorting the body below. We will leave the seat belt sign on until the body has been taken off the plane. Then when the seat belt sign is turned off, you can deplane.”

The plane continued slowly down the runway as the captain’s shocking announcement reverberated among the passengers. As we taxied closer to our gate, tears began to flow as we saw a police car, a military hearse, and a team of Marines standing in formation waiting to carry the body. And the saddest scene of all — his family, wife and children, all lined up against the wall waiting for him.

Burning tears were flowing down my face as my heart sank into utter pain and agony at such a sight. We always hear about this on the news and feel sad but to experience it in person is completely different. We pulled up to our gate and Sgt. “….” stood up in all his gloriously decorated uniform, opened up the overhead compartment carrying a folded American flag and a back pack, and started walking out of the plane amid the clapping and tears of all of us on board.

No one in the plane even touched their cell phone. People were transfixed, staring out the window, sharing our respect and sorrow.

At that moment we were not Democrats, Republicans or Independents. We were Americans soberly watching one of our own come home in a coffin draped with an American flag.

As they removed the body from the plane, two men holding his wife started walking towards the plane as the wife covered her face and began sobbing. She was followed by her children. The Marines walked in formation and carried his body to the hearse.

We started getting out of our seats and deplaning without a word from anyone except the sounds of crying coming from different people looking out the window as they walked out of the plane.

As I entered the airport, people were standing in lines and rows facing the window watching all this. Some men were saluting the body. We all stood next to each other, honoring this soldier until his body was finally in the hearse and he was driven off the tarmac.

It was the most sobering, heartbreaking, and patriotic scene. As I cried for the following few hours sitting with my family at home eating Chinese take-out for dinner (I just wasn’t up to going out for dinner), I was reminded of why we need to continually remind Americans that we are at war.

Our men and women are fighting and dying overseas to protect America from an enemy who is not only fighting us across the globe but also advancing here at home. Just because we have not been successfully attacked at home doesn’t mean our enemy has forgotten about us. Their tactics have become more sophisticated. They not only wish to attack us militarily, they are moving at full speed in the advance of their cultural Jihad invading America. Islamic foot-washing basins in airports; Shariah finance being introduced by American banks; college campuses designating Islamic prayer rooms for Muslims only; Islamic compounds practicing Shariah law springing up across America; public schools using our tax dollars to indoctrinate American students into Islam; demands by Muslim parents that their children be provided private prayer rooms in their public schools; Muslim workers demanding special workplace accommodations no other religious person would ask for; and the list goes on.

As history demonstrates, only organized resistance will stop this. Unopposed by organized resistance, the advance of cultural Jihad in Europe has proceeded to the point that many think a full-blown “Eurabia” is inevitable and irreversible. And even if we win the war against Islamic terrorism, but lose the struggle against cultural Jihad here at home, we may protect our safety but lose our liberties and our way of life.

I just don’t believe this young man who fell on the field of battle would consider that a victory. “Freedom” is not just freedom from the physical harm our Islamist enemies want to inflict on us. It is freedom from the tyranny and oppression of shariah Islamic law and the supremacist political ideology our enemies are determined to impose upon us.

So, just as that soldier was on the front lines of this war overseas, we are on the “front lines” here at home. That soldier was part of the “organized resistance” in Afghanistan. We are part of the “organized resistance” here in America. We cannot afford to fail in our military missions overseas. Failure would embolden and empower Islamists throughout the world. We also cannot afford to fail here at home.

This is why I appeal to you to take heart and help me continue building ACT! for America. We are the only nationwide organized resistance to this threat. As I said, we are the front lines here at home. Our families, our communities and our nation are depending on us, even though many do not yet realize it.

For instance, two years ago ACT helped pass the bill in Congress that protects every citizen from lawsuits when they report suspicious activity in public places.

How many Americans know this happened? Very few. Yet they are now protected from lawsuits, which means America is safer as a result.

I know there are other issues right now, such as health care and the economy, that are dominating the attention of the American people. And I understand why that is. But for those of us, you and me, who grasp the seriousness of the threat of radical Islam, we must continue to do everything we can to make sure that the reason 9/11 occurred is not forgotten. That the reason we are fighting in Afghanistan is not forgotten.

We must continue to push forward, to inform, organize, and ring the alarm bells, even when it feels like a lot of people aren’t paying attention right now or don’t seem to “get it.” Because there are many good Americans out there ready to respond to our message, if we can only get it to them.

Because we are the modern “Paul Revere’s,” the messengers who are warning America even when a lot of America is preoccupied with other matters. It is estimated that over 2/3 of the colonists either were loyal to Britain or were indifferent to the political struggles the colonies were experiencing in 1776. Yet, through the leadership and sacrifice of the remaining colonists, independence was declared and Britain was defeated.

How I wish I could be standing in your presence this very moment, to grasp your hands, look into your eyes, and say “be encouraged!” We will win this struggle against radical Islam. It won’t be tomorrow, or next year, but we will, in time, prevail — so long as good, patriotic Americans like you do not lose hope and keep taking action. We are winning victories, and we will continue to win more – and bigger – victories, so long as good, patriotic Americans like you do not lose hope and keep taking action. Let’s remember how far we have come together. In less than two years we have built the largest grassroots organization in America dedicated to combating the threat of radical Islam, with 62,000 members and 315 local chapters. Be encouraged!

I want to close with this.

Last week, when Guy Rodgers and I were at the EMP conference in Niagara, NY, the president of a national security organization sat down with us and thanked us profusely for what ACT! for America is doing and has already accomplished. I wish you could have seen his face and heard his words. This is a man who has served at high levels of government and been around Washington politics for decades. His message to us – and ultimately to you – was that ACT! for America is KEY to all our efforts to defeat radical Islam. He has watched us grow, witnessed our activism, and rejoiced for our victories. So I’ll say it again. Be encouraged!

Always devoted,

Brigitte Gabriel

9/11: Don’t allow America to again become complacent

I awoke this morning with a deep, sinking feeling (as I do each year on this day) at the thought of the thousands of lives snuffed out in a few moments of time. I typically go about my business, silently pray for each family affected by this not-so-distant memory, and watch the memorials on my television screen across the rest of America.  

Today—September 11, 2009—was different.
I scanned channels; swept quickly over social networking sites…I was stunned.
My eyes have been red & my voice has been cracked. This year’s anniversary of the slaughtering of thousands of Americans has awoken me to a reality I don’t much care for, to a horrifying truth…A truth that has so affected my mood today that it has evidently ensured I am one of the final posts on this topic today.
America has largely forgotten the tragedies of 8 years ago.
People will say that this is merely my “hatred” of the new administration, but I can honestly say it is not. I take issue with many a decision they have made, but the problem is much larger. The problem lies within politicians with self-serving agendas, special interest groups, political correctness—the list goes on & on.
The Leftist underbelly of the MSM continues to chip away at the significance of 9/11 & works to distract from the meaning behind the attacks, but in the name of what? A National Day of Service & Remembrance which will focus on Education, Health, Energy/Environment, and Community Renewal.
So, I’m curious, as I’m sure many are, how these particular areas of focus relate to remembering September 11, 2001?
Perhaps that’s the point.
As can be expected, the original news footage has largely disappeared from all networks because they pretend to know what’s “best for us.” Few in the MSM actually wish to remember the victims. Few wish to focus on the brave men & women of Flight 93 who went down fighting for their lives & the lives of their fellow Americans.
No one in the MSM wishes to remember the parades & celebrations that took place overseas when the enemies of America—when the TERRORISTS—slaughtered nearly 3,000 people on U.S. soil.
The media & many politicians wish Americans to forget that we were attacked for the values we hold dear. We were attacked by individuals who don’t follow our rules or laws; by individuals who don’t care to listen to what we may have to say; by individuals hell-bent on destroying our civilization in its entirety.
Whether the elite wish to acknowledge it or not, radical Islam is at war with America in the struggle between good & evil.
There is no “reasoning” with terrorists & radicals of any kind. Many prominent individuals wish you to forget that.
Don’t. Humanity stands beside us.
There are countless days every year in which Americans can renew their service to their communities, to education, to energy & the environment…but there is only one September 11th each year. There is only one day each year when 3,000 souls lost their precious lives in an instant; there is only one day each year when the children & families of these people learned that their loved ones would never return—September 11th should be a day of remembrance, solemn & strong. It should be a day in which every American renews their commitment to the security of their families, friends, and that of every other American citizen.
If you wish for education to be your focus: Educate your children on why America was attacked on September 11th. Educate your children on what it means to be “American.” Educate your children about the brave souls that lost their lives that day & those who continue to fight for our freedoms in spite of their dwindling support from those who “lead” liberty at home.
Honor the fallen men & women, like local Nevadan Pfc. Thomas Lyons KIA just a few days ago in Iraq, leaving behind a wife & a 3-month old baby.
If you wish for community renewal to be your focus: Planting trees, changing light bulbs, etc. can be considered little else but trivializations of the memory of each life lost. If volunteering is your aim in your community, then volunteer for those that serve you—military service men & women, firefighters, paramedics, & police officers. Write them letters, send them care packages… just let them know how grateful you are for everything they do.
Display your American flag proudly in front of your home…explain to your children why Old Glory waves to this day as she does…
I, for one, don’t wish to live in the America that takes for granted liberty & prosperity.
I don’t wish to live in the America where divisive actions, self-serving actions, social agendas are the primary focus of a government that was intended to represent me.
I’m tired of living in a place where the complicity of the MSM & educators in our schools praise individuals like Barbara Kingsolver in all their hypocrisy…Every year I read this article & every year it makes my blood boil.
“Patriotism seems to be falling to whoever claims it loudest, and we’re left struggling to find a definition in a clamor of reaction. This is what I’m hearing: Patriotism opposes the lone representative of democracy who was brave enough to vote her conscience instead of following an angry mob. (Several others have confessed they wanted to vote the same way, but chickened out.) Patriotism threatens free speech with death. It is infuriated by thoughtful hesitation, constructive criticism of our leaders and pleas for peace. It despises people of foreign birth who’ve spent years learning our culture and contributing their talents to our economy. It has specifically blamed homosexuals, feminists and the American Civil Liberties Union. In other words,
the American flag stands for intimidation, censorship, violence, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, and shoving the Constitution through a paper shredder? Who are we calling terrorists here? Outsiders can destroy airplanes and buildings, but it is only we, the people, who have the power to demolish our own ideals.
It’s a fact of our culture that the loudest mouths get the most airplay, and the loudmouths are saying now that in times of crisis it is treasonous to question our leaders. Nonsense. That kind of thinking let fascism grow out of the international depression of the 1930s. In critical times, our leaders need most to be influenced by the moderating force of dissent. That is the basis of democracy, in sickness and in health, and especially when national choices are difficult, and bear grave consequences.
It occurs to me that my patriotic duty is to recapture my flag from the men now waving it in the name of jingoism and censorship. This isn’t easy for me.”

The “America” Ms. Kingsolver just described has always been the antithesis of the America I grew up in.
I can only pray to God that it remains that way.
So even now, 8 years after this atrocity was perpetrated against our civilians & anyone who holds our values close to their hearts, I urge you—don’t become complacent.
Don’t forget.
Watch the footage & cry—I do. I still am overwhelmed with anger, shock, horror…you name it, and I feel it.
So, please remember the way you felt that day. Help others to remember who are too young or who have gotten caught up in the everyday hustle & bustle.
Remember the hopelessness, the anger, the fear, the love you felt for others and most of all—remember to cling to the truth at all costs, as ugly as it may be.
God bless the United States of America.
In addition, I urge you to put partisanship aside & pre-conceived notions of Glenn Beck…WATCH THIS EMOTION, WATCH THIS PASSION, WATCH THE HONORING OF ALL THAT LOST THEIR LIVES.

A ‘Voice Cries Out for U.S. Backing…

“Thugs” of the Mujahedeen-e Kalq aka the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MeK /PMOI/ MKO) were recently blamed by Iranian deputy chief of police Ahmad Reza Radan for the Iranian “government’s” violence against the passive masses who have made their dissatisfaction with the quasi-theocracy of Iran well-known over the past week.

While it’s to be expected that an oppressive regime would verbally attack anyone who opposes them (hmmm this sounds familiar, come to think of it…), the insinuations were utterly destroyed by a display of true unity as many expatriates of Iran listened intently to a 4,000 word speech given by the leader of MeK, Mayram Rajavi, in Paris.

In her speech she was adamant that the U.S. leadership take a more pro-active stance on the election fraud & stand behind the protestors of Iran, reminding the audience that former President George W. Bush “negotiated” with Iran 28 times throughout his administration to no avail. She also spoke of the U.S. leadership’s seeming lack of interest in the protestor’s corpses who were wrapped in American flags before being kicked & trampled upon in the cemeteries—regarded as Western spies by the velayat-e faqih.

MeK is a multi-tiered organization known by many names & was placed on the “foreign terrorist groups” list in 1997 by the US State Department in a blatant attempt to appease the Supreme Leader & his fellow clerics & lessen tension between our two countries.

It really seems like it’s been an effective strategy, doesn’t it?

Ask the new “Face of the People of Iran,” the woman whose sacrifice has cast her immortal in the eyes of the people she stood watching & in the eyes of the world. Ask Neda.

After nearly 30 years of the world tolerating & even appeasing this quasi-theocratic brutal regime as it took civilians hostage, paid off terrorist factions to do it’s dirty work, & advanced it’s nuclear arsenal for “peaceful” purposes—Iranian people are finally speaking out.

The Guardian Council has acknowledged fraud took place since votes cast in multiple cities exceeded the number of eligible voters, but all the while tried to side-step the real problem of the initial manipulation of candidates through their hand-selection. Iran’s velayat-e faqih has had unmatched authority to manipulate the people into believing the election process allows their votes to be heard & doesn’t focus on the Council’s agenda.

As soon as Allah was brought into the equation through Khameine’i’s “divine assessment” remarks, there existed no recourse.

The people are no longer buying what’s being sold. They’ve made it abundantly clear to not only their nation, but also to others around the world, that they don’t want a simple recount—they wish to overthrow the current regime, to start anew: “death to the dictator.”

Germany, who has long been one of Iran’s “closest” diplomatic allies, has rejected the regime’s gross violations of human rights, as have many other countries. America has done no more than speak to the abhorrent conditions in Iran—a nation whose leaders in the past stood steadfastly for freedom at every turn doing anything & everything necessary to come to the aid of an oppressed people, but now…what’s been the Obama administration’s first solid move?

Secretary of State Clinton’s rescindment of the “Hot Dog extravaganza” invitations that were extended to the Iranian diplomats for July 4th celebrations at US embassies in multiple countries…

Go, Hillary! “That’ll learn ya, Iran!”

So, what is necessary? What’s the “right” move? …The correct strategy?

What is needed is for the U.S. to take the position that we’ve been known for historically—support the people!

Also, it may be high time to remove the MeK from the terrorist watch list in light of their strong opposition to the genocidal “death cult” more commonly known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, whose actions speak volumes as to their intentions of destroying the Satan-duo (as referenced in this article & more recently addressed in this one).

MeK has instilled a deep fear in the oppressive Iranian regime & perhaps it’s time for the United States to use that fear to our advantage—but most importantly, to the advantage of Neda & all those like her.

She is a woman that unbeknownst to her, wields power & influence that has ballooned far above the threadbare claims of the Obama administration’s “commitment” to human rights; her story brought to the national scene a depiction of the events in Iran & helped to clearly highlight the current administration’s cowardice. One whose focus on closing supposed “torture” prisons has apparently prevented them from mustering up the nerve to take a pro-active stance against a cruel massacre of innocence that has gone far beyond reprehensible.

A squashing of unalienable rights has taken place & America’s leaders have opted to save-face.

While I could potentially see the argument for blaming the US if we were to “meddle” in the current Iranian affairs—why would the Iranian people be protesting with signage & Twitters in English if they were only looking for help from the Muslim world?

Could that be something for America’s leaders to contemplate?

Perhaps instituting the Sherman-Kirk Amendment (or some other similar sort of economic sanctions), a bi-partisan effort that essentially cuts funding (Export-Import bank financing) to any corporations that export gasoline to Iran, could be a strong enough message to the regime without the use of military pressure. The Sherman-Kirk Amendment also prevents funding corporations who would provide aid to Iran in advancing their refining capabilities.

It would give Obama the opportunity for decisive action as opposed to feel-good rhetoric—it demonstrates that America is still the leader in human rights advocacy. It demonstrates that we’re not all talk, as we are currently portrayed overseas.

It also & maybe most importantly, demonstrates that rogue regimes like Iran & North Korea cannot afford to sequester themselves from the rest of the world without seriously destabilizing their own economies. Whether or not they would like to admit it, they are still reliant on other countries for the success of their own.

The Iranian regime’s validity is now seriously in question & as that realization hits them they will grow increasingly reckless. In an attempt to remedy the loss-of-face they’ve since endured, America & the rest of the world can expect to see Iran surge full-steam ahead with its nuclear program.

With that surge in nuclear capabilities & the probable foiling of the regime’s authority in general, disappear any unrealistic hopes the Obama administration previously had of US-Iranian engagement.

The time is now to support the people—to truly advocate for human rights without regard to race, gender, or religion; to unite—If Obama takes advantage of this opportunity that has presented itself, maybe, just maybe Neda & the other protestors will not have lost their lives in vain.

We can only hope.


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De-facto Amnesty may be next on the Obama agenda

Corruption, beheadings, extortion…sound familiar? At first glance, the Middle East may come to mind—namely the long battle for liberties that America enjoys daily. In reality, this violence is much closer to home—our southern border. We’ve witnessed a rise of violence in Border States for a few years now, but the latest overflow from the human & contraband smuggling business has been devastating to say the least for too many American families & one would hope that it is awakening government officials.

It appears that President Obama & congressional Democrats’ ambitions are truly gargantuan—health care nationalization, running corporations, climate change legislation, not to mention the looming confirmation of Sonya Sotomayor as the Supreme Court replacement for Justice Souter. Still they are seeking, albeit slowly, to push through what they deem “Comprehensive Immigration” legislation—essentially allowing current illegal immigrants to remain in the country by paying a fine & “learning English.”

Obama won close to 67% of the Hispanic vote this past election by promising to “address immigration” during his Administration’s first year in office. Could this be yet another broken promise of the “Campaign Era?” It seems, from the eyes of the American people, that this may be the case after the second attempt at meeting in “bi-partisan” fashion failed this last week due to scheduling difficulties. Conceivably there was more deception than originally noticed—this may be part of a bigger plan that should make every American citizen cringe.

You guessed it! Amnesty.

The President has made little if any serious effort to enforce the laws currently in place, under which the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants (primarily from Mexico) would be considered criminals & subject to deportation laws.

Instead his Administration has “cracked down” on workplace raids, deeming primary responsibility on the business owners, not the illegal immigrants themselves who originally broke the law. Granted, the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to continue building the “virtual fence”—a series of high-tech sensors & cameras along the border—but they have in essence left the door wide open for those already undocumented within the United States who have managed to live “beneath the radar.” By saying that I mean they now have extended access to our healthcare system & government programs which were intended originally to help those in the U.S. legally with fundamentally no penalty for breaking the law.

The Obama Administration has said that they are going to focus on hard-core criminals that are already in the prison systems, amounting to “de-facto” amnesty—a term coined by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX). “Having to choose between criminal aliens and other illegal immigrants is a false choice. The administration can and should do both,” he stated.

It should be said here that I give credit where credit is due…prosecuting & deporting the undocumented who are currently serving prison time is a good move. However, focusing only on those who are criminals in ways other than entering the country illegally frustrates the American people. Particularly those who have themselves (or their families) gone through the immigration process legally.

Take for example just this past week, Nevada & California ICE officials, by way of Operation Community Shield, teamed up in a successful attempt to apprehend known illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs here in Northern Nevada—namely the Carson City & Reno areas.

According to the Reno Gazette Journal, 34 of the 37 illegal immigrants that were apprehended were from Mexico, 2 from El Salvador, & 1 from Nicaragua. The 27 year-old Salvadoran previously did time in the Northern Nevada State Prison for assault & battery with a deadly weapon—he has clear ties with one of the largest transnational gangs in the U.S. Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). The others who were arrested & are being held in Washoe County jails have been decisively linked to other violent street gangs, including the most prominent in Northern Nevada—South Side Locotes, the Tokers, & the Infamous Soldiers.

While it’s been reported a few may have been here on Permanent Residency cards, they have since been convicted of crimes in the United States. ICE officials stated that they didn’t seize any drugs or weapons in the latest raid, but do admit that “many of them held counterfeit identity documents.”

So had it not been for these individuals’ street gang ties, they would have remained under the radar & continued life as normal under the current Obama immigration policy.


Senator Charles Schumer, D-NY who currently leads the immigration reform debate, wrote in his latest book “Positively American” that he hoped to institute a “50% solution” for immigration—yes, it’s as sketchy as it sounds—it essentially reduces illegal immigration by 50% while increasing legal immigration by 50%.

It does this through a system that Senator Schumer says will be strict, but sounds like “amnesty for a fee.”

Senator Schumer: If this is the policy for dealing with those already in the United States illegally—just granting amnesty—may I remind you that this approach has been tried before. It has obviously proven ineffective. There is no “check & balance” system and with our already troubled economy, supporting the undocumented is not high on the American people’s priority lists. Please, re-think your “50% Solution.”

Perhaps there is too much on the plates of our leaders…perhaps now is the time to stop, take a step back, & really evaluate what effects this so-called solution will have on America. Perhaps they should remember that they’re here to serve us—the American people—not the interests of people who break our laws in an attempt to enjoy our freedoms.

The majority of Americans are completely supportive of some sort of immigration reform, but this is not the way. This is not “reform” that’s comprehensive or otherwise…it grants the undocumented access to American freedoms by diminishing our values & laws.




‘Manipulation’ or A ‘Divine Assessment’?

According to most foreign news agencies reporting on the Iranian election aftermath, tear gas, burning vehicles, & outright public dissent have been alive & well in the Islamic Republic of Iran since Selection Day, June 12th, much to the behest of the Deputy Chief of Police who maintains everything is under control & the reports are histrionic.

In what’s described by the State-run media as a landslide victory (Ahmadinejad receiving 63% of the nation’s vote, Mousavi 35%, & the remaining 2 candidates each receiving around 1%) it seems that Velayat-e Faqih or “Rule by the Supreme Justice” (Ayatollah Ali Khamene’i) has prevailed.

Khamene’i solicited the Iranian nation on Saturday to unite behind Ahmadinejad, stating it was a “divine assessment.”

Mousavi, despite being reportedly under house-arrest, has officially filed to “cancel the election results” stating unspecified fraud as the prominent reason for his appeal & announcing via web message that he wouldn’t “surrender to this manipulation.” It should be noted that all pro-Mousavi websites have been disbanded by the Iranian government & Kalameh Sabz, “Green Word”, which is Mousavi’s newspaper cannot be found on any newsstands.

Apart from cellular capabilities & social networking sites being out of commission, life in Iran is slowly getting back to normal (*smile*)—the government filter of the Web has been increased to squash dissent & prevent large protests from forming.

Mohammad Reza Khatami, brother of the former President Khatami, was arrested along with 100 others on Saturday night—while officials maintain that they were actually just “summoned…& warned not to increase tensions”—10 were officially charged with “disturbing public opinion” through “false reports” via the internet.

Liberals & Conservatives, please take the next moment to ponder how your lives may change if the 1st Amendment is infringed upon here in America…


Ahmadinejad said Saturday night on a live television broadcast that the foreign media outlets had “organized a full-fledged fight against our [Iranian] people…” and that the dissenting voices & complaints of fraud are completely unfounded & irrelevant to him. He then went on to say “…Who dares to attack Iran? Who even dares to think about it?” (Now, if that doesn’t sound like someone that is open to sitting down & talkin’ ’bout stuff, Idunno who is!)

As was expected by most with any knowledge of the constitutionally-sanctioned Iranian Theocracy, Mousavi did well with young voters, but Ahmadinejad did much better with the stolen & fraudulent ones—yet the question remains, could this be the start of a regime revolt by the country’s youngsters? Has Ayatollah Khamene’i succumbed to Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric or did he select him for a 2nd term with some wild chicanery in play?

It remains to be seen.

I predict, however, that under the portrayed-control of Ahmadinejad & the reality of Velayat-e Faqih, the Western-world is “better off” (if that can be said with a straight-face). Why you say?

The world is well-aware (minus the Obama Administration) that Ahmadinejad is a lunatic.

His face is well-known as the “leader” of a deadly regime & as I stated in my previous article, Mousavi was no “reformist.” While riots in the streets may have been avoided with his winning & subsequent ruling would have been seen as far less threatening to the Western world—it was nothing more than a disguise.

The truth remains—the supreme leader of Iran is the backbone of policy both foreign & domestic and thus, U.S.-Iranian relations & nuclear-fixated Iran will keep on keepin’ on until he [Khamene’i] has been succeeded through death or as Ahmadinejad believes it, the Mahdi returns—at which point, none of this will matter.

Perhaps now the MSM will notice the slap-in-the-face rejection of Obama’s pro-Islamist stance by the Iranian regime themselves—they don’t give a rat’s foot about our “diplomatic relations”—“Forget about it!”