‘Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan’ Dissociates Itself From Peace Talks In Turkey

In a statement, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) has denied any involvement in preliminary peace talks held in Turkey between officials from the Afghan government and some former Afghan Taliban leaders. Talks of an exploratory nature were held ...


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Afghan Taliban Name Five Suicide Bombers Who Stormed Kabul Hotel

Images of the five suicide bombers published on the Urdu website of the Afghan Taliban. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) has claimed that five of its martyrdom-seeking fighters carried out an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel of Kabul on ...


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Al-Sadaqah Organization Asks People To Use Bitcoin ATMs ‎To Send Money Anonymously To Mujahideen In Syria ‎

On January 19, 2018, the Al-Sadaqah organization asked users on its Telegram channel to donate to the group using bitcoin automated teller machines (ATMs) that are located in many countries around the world.[1] The announcement read: "If anyone has a Bitcoin ATM in your area o...


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Palestinian Journalists Come Out Against BDS Movement, Ramallah Municipality For Banning Lebanese Director Ziad Doueiri’s Film In Ramallah

In recent months, the Palestinian media has been debating the activity of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement in the territory of the Palestinian Authority (PA), in the context of the prohibition issued by the Ramallah Municipality against the screeni...


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Al-Shabab Spokesman Responds To Raid On Organization’s School: It’s A Blatant Attack On Islam; Human Rights Watch Is Responsible For The Death Of Children

On January 15, 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report revealing that the Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen movement was forcefully recruiting boys aged 9-15 in Somalia. Three days later, on January 18, Somali forces raided a school run by the organization in the Middle Shabelle ...


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Campaigns, Using Whatsapp Launched In Syria To Recruit Fighters And Aid For The Factions Opposing The Regime

While tough battles are currently being fought between the rebel factions and the Syrian regime, mainly in northern Syria, last week several of these factions launched campaigns to recruit new fighters, as well as aid, and support for the fighters. Those interested were asked to ...


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Hartke: Lutherans want DACA amnesty, shutdown unacceptable

Today I saw this Press Release (below) on the twitter page for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, but can’t find it elsewhere.

Apparently their site has been down for days (strange!).

Since it is LIRS’s embattled CEO making the statement I guess she survived the internal turmoil and shake up that Breitbart reported here in November.

This is what you see when you attempt to get to the website:

 

LIRS website

This made me laugh. Their website has been down for at least 3 days, but they don’t want to miss a donation or a travel loan payment from their refugee clients (your money but they get a cut of it when they can get refugees to pay-up!)

 

Now here (below) is LIRS’ Press release.

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Hartke: ‘Non-profit’ groups like ours are impacted because we are 97% funded by the government. (She didn’t admit the 97% part!)

A point I don’t make often enough is that the federal refugee contractors support illegal immigrants with as much vigor as they support legal refugees.

You may hear your politicians make a distinction between LEGAL and ILLEGAL immigration with a comment like this:

“Legal immigration is good, but illegal is what I object to.”

But, get it into your head that the Leftwing Open Borders advocates, including those leading the nine federally funded resettlement agencies, make NO SUCH DISTINCTION.  They are advocates for any and all immigrants and are supportive of amnesty as you can see in this statement.

I never understood that because each illegal (made legal) through amnesty is a competitor of the refugees (LIRS’s clients) for whom they are contracted to find employment.

The shutdown also means that money that might have been coming to them from Washington today and tomorrow is not coming.

 

LIRS shutdown page 1

LIRS shutdown page 2

Go here for my complete archive on LIRS.  Readers of the Lutheran faith who disagree with this NGO operating in your name should speak up.


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Video By Islamic State’s “Al-Khayr Province” Calls On Muslims In Kazakhstan To Fight Regime

A 13-minute video titled "Ways of Peace and Safety,"[1] released January 20, 2018 by the Islamic State's (ISIS) Al-Khayr province (on the Syria-Iraq border), features several Kazakh fighters who deliver messages to Muslims in general and Kazakh Muslims in particular. The fighters...


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Turkestan Islamic Party Releases Video Of ATGM Strike

The Uyghur jihadi group in Syria, Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), released a one-minute video clip showing the targeting of a bulldozer with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) on January 20, 2018. The video was posted on YouTube and official TIP Telegram channels.[1] The ca...


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Jihadis Share “Rare” Photo Of Osamah Bin Laden’s Son Muhammad

On January 19, 2018, a Telegram channel associated with Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham posted a photo of Muhammad, the son of Osamah bin Laden. The "rare" photo is said to have been taken at the wedding ceremony of his brother, Hamzah, which took place in 2005 while the brothers where in ...


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Tennessee Imam Ahmedulhadi Sharif Following Manhattan Terror Attack: Dhimmi Lives Are Sacred; Victims Were Candidates For Islam

In a December 8, 2017 Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Tennessee in Antioch, a neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, Somali-American Imam Ahmedulhadi Sharif criticized terror attacks in the West, such as the October 2017 vehicular attack in Manhattan, saying that they "take...


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Refugee numbers down 70% under Trump

Michael Patrick Leahy, who obviously likes numbers and has the patience to pour over them, posted a piece yesterday at Breitbart showing, on a calendar year basis, how the Trump Administration stacks up to Obama’s big last year.

(Readers, there are two ways to analyze numbers available at Wrapsnet, the State Department data base on refugee arrivals. One can search by fiscal year or calendar year. I tend to use fiscal year because it is the method used for budget purposes, but here Leahy uses calendar year data which might be more useful to citizens who aren’t policy wonks!)

Leahy at Breitbart:

During his first full year in office, President Trump delivered on his campaign promise to limit refugee admissions to the United States from countries that are known hotbeds of terrorism.

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Leahy also tells us what might have been had Hillary been elected President!

Overall, refugee admissions during the 365 full days since his inauguration at noon on January 20, 2017 have declined by 70 percent from the previous complete calendar year under the Obama administration.

From January 21, 2017 to January 20, 2018 (Trump Calendar Year 2017), a total of 29,620 refugees have been admitted to the United States, according to the State Department’s wrapsnet.org website, the source of the refugee admissions data used in this story.

In contrast, from January 21, 2016 to January 20, 2017, the last full calendar year of the Obama administration (Obama Calendar Year 2016), a total of 98,898 refugees were admitted to the United States.

The most compelling aspect of the refugee arrival data for President Trump’s first full calendar year is the dramatic drop in refugee arrivals from the seven countries identified as terrorist hotbeds (Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya) in Executive Order 13769 to whom the travel ban initially applied.

Continue reading here. There is much more for those of you not ‘numerophobic!’ Did you know there was such a word?

What happens when President Trump is no longer President?

This is all good, but reducing the numbers for a few years is not sufficient for the long haul.

I can’t emphasize enough that if the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program is not reformed (or killed outright) by Congress, by law!, before Trump is gone from office, nothing will have changed.  A new President, even a squishy Republican, will open the refugee admissions spigot and make up for lost time!

Sorry to say it for the umpteenth time, but, at minimum, if these nine federal contractors (acting as community agitators and activists while living off taxpayer dollars) are not removed from the system there will not be a long term fix.

(Number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income they receive from you—the taxpayer—in a recent financial analysis.)

LIRS website has been down for days?


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Senator Lindsey Graham says it is all Stephen Miller’s fault

What’s his fault you ask? Everything to do with immigration and why Graham/Schumer can’t get a deal!

“As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating on immigration, we are going nowhere.”

(South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham)

Senator Graham of course is an advocate for amnesty and was one of the Gang of Eight in 2013 that managed to get their huge amnesty through the Senate that ultimately died when it went no where in the House.

Trump adviser Stephen Miller was then Senator Jeff Sessions’ chief staff person on the issue and as such was Graham’s nemesis.

 

Graham on Miller

Hey, Mr. President! A new nickname for you—Grumpy Graham! Photo from Politico which was also overjoyed to report Graham’s comments about Miller.   https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/21/government-shutdown-immigration-graham-miller-354747

 

Graham, who was an outspoken advocate for Syrian refugees here in 2015, blasted Miller over the weekend and of course the Leftwing media (like Newsweek, here) was delighted to report:

During the second day of the United States federal government shutdown, a GOP senator said that President Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller was holding back Republicans and Democrats from striking a deal on immigration.

“Every time we have a proposal, it is only yanked back by staff members,” Senator Lindsey Graham (SC-R) told reporters on Capitol Hill Sunday.

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Miller with then Senator Jeff Sessions

“As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating on immigration, we are going nowhere.”

The senator blamed Miller and the White House staff for continued disagreement over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and immigration issues that were at the heart of the spending bill’s failure to pass in the Senate on Friday. “The Stephen Miller approach to immigration has no viability,” Graham told MSNBC on Friday.

[….]

Miller was a staffer for then-Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions in 2013 when Sessions voted down a bipartisan bill for immigration reform that would have helped 11 million undocumented American immigrants get citizenship. “It’s no secret that he’s an obstacle to getting anything done on immigration,” an unnamed House Republican told McClatchy earlier this month.

More here.

Here is my bellwether on how the President is doing on immigration issues, including the refugee issue. If Senator Graham is happy with the White House then that is bad news for us.

And, if for some reason, Miller leaves the Administration, it will be a sign that we are done!

As long time readers know, immigration/demographic change is, in my view, the only issue that matters for the future of our great country!


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ISIS Claims To Have Killed U.S. Soldier In Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province

A message issued January 22, 2018 by Al-A'maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), claims that the organization killed a U.S. soldier and wounded seven Afghan soldiers in a battle in the Deh Bala area in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province. A second message, issued the same...


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Spokesman for Gaza Refugees Hassan Jibril Following Cut of U.S. Funding for UNRWA: American and Israeli Interests in the Region Will Be Affected by This

Hassan Jibril, spokesman of the Popular Committees of the Gaza Refugee Camps, called the American decision to cut aid to UNRWA "political extortion." Speaking at a press conference on January 18, Jibril said that if the international community refrains from taking action, "the re...


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Jihadi Telegram Channel Reviews Tunnel-Boring Machine

In a January 12, 2018 post, the "Military Tactics" Telegram channel,[1] identified with Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), reviews a tunnel-boring machine, presenting photos of it and recommending it as effective and easy to use. The post says: "[This] tool or machine for digging tunne...


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Tennessee Imam AhmedulHadi Sharif in the Wake of Lower Manhattan Vehicular Terror Attack: Dhimmi Lives Are Sacred; Victims Were Candidates for Islam

In a recent Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Tennessee, Somali-American Imam Ahmedulhadi Sharif criticized those who carry out terror attacks in the West, such as the October 31 Lower Manhattan truck attack, saying that they "take innocent lives, running over people who wer...


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Young But Dangerous: Still No Answer to Handling Europe’s Children of ISIS

When Emilie Konig left her home in France to join the Islamic State, she left her two children behind. The former barmaid, who converted to Islam after marrying an Algerian at the age of 23, had missions to fulfill: helping to establish a pure Islamic


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