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GUANTANAMO BAY – JUSTICE DELAYED

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

 

These terrorists  are captured enemy combatants and should be dressed in orange jump suits, not the flamboyant Muslim head dresses and costumes that they wear to make a mockery of their trial.  Our justice system at Guantanamo should be just and swift and not the circus that is exposed in this article.  Camp Justice, indeed !!!  Nancy

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Justice Delayed at Guantanamo Bay

Paralyzed by endless litigation over procedure, the 9/11 war-crimes commission grinds on.

Guantanamo Bay’s Camp Justice, where the military commission meets.
Guantanamo Bay’s Camp Justice, where the military commission meets. PHOTO:MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of 9/11, arrives in court dressed in a headdress, tunic and short white trousers (strict fundamentalist style, purportedly emulating Muhammad). His overgrown beard is dyed orange. He sits smugly, legs dangling, and talks with his attorneys while prosecutors play video footage of the Twin Tower attacks in the ultrasecure courtroom.

Walid bin Attash, who helped select and train hijackers, and Ramzi bin al Shibh, a member of al Qaeda’s Hamburg cell, wear camouflage jackets and headdresses, as if they were still in the Afghan mountains. But the camo is hunting gear from Sears—the Guantanamo Military Commission won’t let them wear anything realistic enough to be confused with the guards’ uniforms.

Ammar al Baluchi, KSM’s nephew and a courier for Osama bin Laden, dresses like a prince in a fictional epic: maroon, fez-like headcap, fancy, dark velvet vest. A richly embroidered prayer rug is slung over the back of his chair.

Mustafa al Hawsawi, a money man, looks like a martyr dressed for the grave, in white linen and a shawl embroidered with Palestinian flags. One way or another, all five are projecting versions of the fantasies common to radical Islamists.

This weeklong December hearing, which I attended as an observer, marked the U.S. government’s first formal presentation of evidence against the five living men most culpable for 9/11. It came during the fifth year of pretrial motions. The trial, now projected to take place in 2019, will no doubt be followed by many appeals. By the time it’s over, justice will have been delayed by decades.

In the courtroom, it wasn’t hard to see why. Start with the rules, which Congress, the Supreme Court and two administrations each had a hand in shaping. The Guantanamo trial procedures are, with a few exceptions, supposed to be as close as possible to those in courts-martial. As a result, every procedural niggle is litigated from the ground up, with no controlling precedents. The rules aim to keep the trial moving by allowing hearsay evidence, and to avoid the controversy over “torture” by excluding evidence obtained via contested interrogation methods. But in the constant litigation over procedure, defense attorneys can fight the former and keep the latter front and center.

  And whereas the decisions of other war-crimes tribunals have been final or nearly so, three Washington-based courts—the Court of Military Commission Review, the Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court—will all hear appeals from Gitmo. With a trial this complex, that structure guarantees extensive litigation after the trial and overcaution now.

Intelligence bureaucracy protocols have complicated the administration of justice. After a defense lawyer allegedly mishandled a piece of classified evidence, a JAG major stammered to the court that it would take a year to resolve the matter through the bureaucracy, during which the trial would stop. The flabbergasted judge compelled an agency head to appear in court and speed things up.

The week I visited, a veteran prosecutor made a hash of an important motion. Mr. al Hawsawi’s attorneys argued that under the law of war, there wasn’t enough sustained fighting between the U.S. and al Qaeda to meet the definition of “hostilities,” before or even on 9/11, and therefore the court has no authority to try the defendants. Supporting this premise was a defense expert witness, a professor of international law.

The government hadn’t called its own international-law expert, and when the prosecutor rose to cross-examine this witness, he ran into a buzzsaw of objections, which the judge cuts short after 12 minutes with a mercy lunch break. In the afternoon, the judge had to intervene to ask the key questions: Wasn’t this court designed to try the 9/11 cases?

This was the worst misstep in a week with too many of them. Nonetheless, the government has a strong case. Prosecutors have presented proof that Mr. al Hawsawi moved money for nine of the 17 hijackers and showed video of him congratulating Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan after the attacks. But being right isn’t always enough to win a trial. And for the defense attorneys these trials are the greatest challenges of their careers.

JAG or civilian, most of these lawyers are able, principled death-penalty opponents. But some show signs of troubling moral inversion. One told me with a straight face that, given all her client has suffered, he should be let out with time served. All the civilian female defense attorneys wore Islamic headdresses when their clients were present—not at the request of their clients, nor for religious reasons, but sua sponte, to build trust. Maybe it works—but it also seems to aid the defendants’ efforts at costumed theatrics. Meanwhile, two of KSM’s attorneys have recently converted to Islam and pray with the defendants in the courtroom during breaks in the trial.

 Just as justice demands these men be executed if guilty, it also demands they have a chance to answer the charges against them. It is a domestic and foreign-policy imperative that the U.S. be seen to give a fair trial, and lay its evidence before the world. But this process looks like something else altogether—paralysis.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Gitmo around Christmas, and the Trump administration is reportedly reviewing its approach to the trials. If so, good. Few topics are more in need of top-to-bottom re-evaluation.

Mr. Gallagher is a second-year student at New York University Law School. He was observing the trial on behalf of Judicial Watch and the NYU Federalist Society.

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OF CRUDENESS AND TRUTH – THOUGHTS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LATEST VERBAL TEMPEST

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

 

 

Of Crudeness and Truth: Thoughts on President Trump’s latest verbal tempest–Andrew Klavan

 

EYE ON THE NEWS
Of Crudeness and Truth
Thoughts on President Trump’s latest verbal tempest
Andrew Klavan   Andrew Klavan is a novelist and City Journal contributing editor. His podcast is featured Monday through Thursday at the DailyWire.com.
January 12, 2018 Politics and law
 
Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth. Point out that women and men are different, that black Americans commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime,  that most terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, and the Left leaps to its collective feet in openmouthed shock, like Margaret Dumont after a Groucho Marx wisecrack. This is racism! This is sexism! This is some sort of phobia! I’m shocked, shocked to find facts being spoken in polite company!
 
No one is really shocked, of course. This is simply a form of bullying. The Left has co-opted our good manners and our good will in order to silence our opposition to their bad policies. The idea is to make it seem impolite and immoral to mention the obvious.
 
The bullying is highly effective and very dangerous. In England, in the city of Rotherham, at least 1,400 non-Muslim girls, some as young as 11, were brutally raped by Muslim immigrants over a period of years in the 2000s. Police and other officials worked to keep the facts hidden because, according to multiple reports, they were afraid of being called racist. Think about that: police officers did not want to seem racist, so they stood by and let their city’s children be raped. The same thing goes on in other cities in England and throughout Europe. And in fact, some who have spoken out have had their careers curtailed by manufactured scandal. The message is clear: it’s just not nice to tell the truth. It’s just not done. Don’t do it.
 
Here in the states, the First Amendment has so far allowed old-fashioned American loudmouths to fight the system whenever they could find ways around our monolithic corporate media. But the Empire of Lies is quick to strike back. Google/YouTube now stands charged by multiple accusers of singling out conservative voices for censorship, “fact-checking,” and demonetization. Hidden-camera videos released by Project Veritas this week show Twitter employees conspiring to “shadow ban” conservatives on their system. On campus, intelligent conservative speakers of good will like Ben Shapiro, Charles Murray, and Cristina Hoff-Somers have faced violent protests meant to shut them up.
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VIDEO – JOHN GUANDOLO – NEW TV SERIES TO EXPLAIN THE THREAT

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

 

UTT Launches New TV Show
Understanding the Threat TV launched the first episode of a new weekly 30 minute online TV show on WVWTV.com.

The show is free for viewers at this online site.

The first episode can be viewed online HERE.

The purpose of the show is to discuss the threat of the Islamic Movement in the United States and to walk viewers through HOW the Muslim Brotherhood gained so much control inside the U.S. and its society.

The series includes 12 episodes.

Please watch and share this with others.

UTT would like to thank WorldviewWeekend.com for their support of UTT’s radio and TV programs.  The mission is to spread the word about the threats American faces through all mediums possible.

The 30 minute UTT Radio Show airs each Monday and remains online at www.WorldviewRadio.com [click link to John Guandolo] for one week before a new episode is uploaded.

Join UTT as we take the fight to the enemy and put freedom on the offensive where it belongs.

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VIDEO PRAGER U VS GOOGLE

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

 

As Dennis Prager knows, we’re getting late in the game to overcome The Silence of the Left (TSOTL). Google owns Youtube and here is a Prager University video by a former Google employee that reveals why Youtube is no longer the open site for exchanging ideas; only “some” ideas.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_o42QaVnA

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BRITISH ARMY RECRUITMENT FOCUSES ON ISLAM, SEXUAL DIVERSITY, BANISHES MACHO IMAGE

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

 

 

www.breitbart.com/london/2018/01/10/british-army-recruitment-campaign-targets-gender-diversity-islam-tells-troops-cry/

British Army Recruitment Campaign Focuses on Islam, Sexual Diversity, Banishes Macho Image

The British Army has been slammed for bowing to “political correctness” after spending £1.6 million on a campaign engaging with gender and racial identity politics and encouraging troops to be more emotional.

Army representatives say they want to encourage diversity of religion, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity with their ‘Army Belonging 2018’ campaign, as well as telling recruits its okay for them to cry.

In promotional videos, voiced by serving soldiers, recruits ask: “Can I be gay in the Army?”, “Do I have to be a superhero?”, and “What if I get emotional in the Army?”

In another, a Muslim soldier explains how the Army has allowed him to practice Islam, but Christian soldiers are not given the same reassurance in the campaign.

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VIDEO – SERMON IN A RALEIGH MOSQUE

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

 

Thanks to Laura Gutman for sharing this video  with us.  This is an inside look at the  “Religion of Peace” .    Nancy

A little reminder for those clueless ones who are all in for interfaith togetherness, dialogue, etc etc etc.  This is what goes on when they think we aren’t watching.    LG
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January 8, 2018

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Sermon In Raleigh, North Carolina-Area Mosque: ‘Al-Quds [Jerusalem]… Jaffa, Acre, And Haifa… It Is Our Land… And Will Return To Us’; ‘We Will Fight Those Jews Until The Rocks And The Trees’ Say ‘Oh Muslim, This Is A Jew Behind Me’; ‘Those Occupiers Made Some Legends’ About The ‘Wall Of Buraq’ And ‘Made It Their Own Wall’ And ‘Distorted The Facts’

In a Friday, December 8, 2017 antisemitic sermon delivered in a mosque in the Raleigh, NC area, Imam Abdullah Khadra stressed: “Al-Quds [Jerusalem]… Jaffa, Acre, and Haifa… will remain our land, and will return to us sooner or later.” Referring to the well-known Hadith stating that on Judgment Day the Muslims will kill the Jews, he said: “The Prophet Muhammad gave us the glad tidings that… we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me.” He added that “these occupiers, aggressors, and murderers” had made “some legends” about “the Wall of Buraq,” and had “made it their own wall’ and “distorted the facts,” noting, “May Allah destroy everyone who wants evil for Islam and Muslims.”

The Syria-born Khadra, who was cleared for entry to the U.S. on a religious work visa and came to Raleigh, NC in 2011,[1] and later applied for political asylum,[2] is principal of Cary Masjid’s IQRA Academy educational program,[3]and teaches at Islamic centers, including, in the past, at the Islamic Association of Raleigh.[4] He is an active preacher in several mosques in the Raleigh area. His YouTube channel, which posts videos of himself speaking on religious topics, has over 2,000 subscribers,[5] and on his Facebook page he posts similar videos, along with some pro-Palestinian content and, in December 2017, some Christmas greetings. [6] He was in the news in early 2017 when his four-year-old daughter was not allowed to reenter the U.S. after a visit with relatives in Lebanon in October 2016 due to a visa issue; she was reunited with her family in February 2017.[7] In April 2017 interview about the U.S. airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria, he expressed satisfaction at the strikes, and added that without the removal of the regime, the massacres of the people there will continue, and much more needs to be done to stop the regime.[8]

The following are Imam Khadra’s statements in his December 8, 2017 sermon. The video did not identify the mosque where this sermon was delivered.

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VIDEO AND ARTICLE – MIGRANTS ARE BASICALLY INCOMPATIBLE WITH EUROPEAN CULTURE

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

 

VIDEO  MIGRANTS ARE BASICALLY INCOMPATIBLE WITH EUROPEAN CULTURE

gatesofvienna.net/2018/01/milos-zeman-the-culture-of-these-migrants-is-basically-incompatible-with-european-culture/#more-44855

Posted on January 5, 2018 by Baron Bodissey

REASONS WHY THEY ARE INCOMPATIBLE

ARTICLE   GATES OF VIENNA  – IN THEIR OWN WORDS

gatesofvienna.net/2018/01/in-their-own-words/

In Their Own Words

In an appropriate follow-up to his essay posted yesterday, Michael Copeland sends this list of apposite quotes from well-known Islamic leaders (and the Koran).

 

 

Instructing Murder: Islamic Leaders Speak

Collected by Michael Copeland

“Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those are witless. Islam says: kill all of the unbelievers as they would kill you all.”
Ayatollah Khomeini, Logans Warning.
“Killing is a great Divine gift.”
Ayatollah Khomeini, Winds Of Jihad, 21 January 2012.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE  ARTICLE OF QUOTES FROM ISLAMIC LEADERS
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FIVE MYTHS ABOUT JIHADI RADICALIZATION

Friday, January 5th, 2018

 

Five Myths about Jihadi Radicalization

“You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth,” Winston Churchill famously stated.  The Islamist tiger in the United States is ready to pounce, and until Americans understand this enemy, we cannot even begin to fight back.  Dispelling myths about jihadist radicalization is only the beginning.

Myth #1: Poor, uneducated, downtrodden youths are more likely to become jihadists.

Many school administrators, local politicians, and community members believe that young adults have a greater chance of becoming jihadists if they hail from an underprivileged, deprived neighborhood.  Their solution is to fundraise for after-school programs and free lunches, believing that this will keep the youth “out of trouble.”  This 1960s thinking will not solve the jihadist problem because it is not about money or more programs.  It is about an extreme ideology and belief system.

According to a 2016 World Bank study, most jihadists grew up in a middle-class family and earned at least a college degree.  “There is no link between poverty or educational levels and radicalization.”

According to the Gatestone Institute, “Britain’s MI5 revealed that ‘two-thirds of the British suspects have a middle-class profile and those who want to be suicide bombers are often the most educated.”

 PLEASE CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

Jihadi leaders who used their fortunes and education for jihad include:

  • Osama bin Laden: estimated net worth $300 million, studied at King Abdulaziz University and summer at Oxford.
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri: head of al-Qaeda, was a medical doctor.
  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: the “underwear bomber,” had a degree from University College in London.
  • Omar Saeed Sheik: terrorist who was convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl, attended the London School of Economics.

Fourteen-, fifteen-, and sixteen-year-old girls, all honor students from middle-class families, left London to join ISIS in Syria, where one of them, Kadiza Sultana, was killed in an airstrike.

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DRAINING THE EDUCATIONAL SWAMP

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

 

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Drain the education swamp: College students’ tyrannical behavior must be stopped

by Tammy Bruce  Tammy Bruce, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.      December 13, 2017
In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, demonstrators clash during a free speech rally in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, file)

 

How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain when a new generation is steeped in bullying, complaining about hurt feelings, demanding “safe spaces,” and using pride in fragile egos and weakened emotional states as the excuse to condemn free speech?

There’s more than one swamp eating away at this nation. The ignorant and intolerant meltdown of students is brought to us by a “liberal” education system determined to replace teaching with propaganda and logic and reason with unmoored emotion.

One of the more recent examples comes from last week. College students in New York were thrown out of a student-run coffee shop because their “Make America Great Again” caps violated the “safe space” rules. The offending students were accused of being fascists and given three minutes to leave the premises.

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VIDEO KATIE HOPKINS – FIGHT BACK !

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

 

 

Fantastic!  This woman is funny AND brave – from England and warning the rest of the world not to follow their folly – a must see!!!!!!!!!!!!  – she is fabulous.  DS


MUST SEE: Katie Hopkins tells audience to “arm themselves and fight back” – The Rebel

 VIDEO – KATIE HOPKINS  – FIGHT BACK !

 

 

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