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FACEBOOK APPOINTS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTER TO OVERSIGHT BOARD

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

 

I don’t think this is going to end well !  Nancy
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FACEBOOK APPOINTS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTER TO NEW OVERSIGHT BOARD
By  Meira Svirsky   May 13, 2020
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: Besides her obvious biases and affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood — a group whose ideology has spawned the most violent terror groups of our time and perpetrates terror itself – Karman is known for blocking from her own social media accounts anyone who disagrees with her.

A person who is so clearly intent on shutting down dialogue while holding extremist views is hardly a welcome candidate for deciding for the rest of us which posts on social media giants Facebook and Instagram should see the light of day or be censored.

Facebook appointed a Muslim Brotherhood operative to its new oversight board which is tasked with reviewing posts on Facebook and Instagram to make sure they are not violating “community standards.”

The appointment of Tawakkol Karman, a former leading figure in the Yemini Al Islah (Muslim Brotherhood) party, was welcomed by the Council of American-Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) Los Angeles director Hussam Ayloush (who himself recommends the U.S. should embrace the Hamas terrorist group).

Just a year ago, Karman wrote on Facebook, “The Muslim Brotherhood movement will remain an anti-tyranny and a freedom fighting movement, despite Trump’s nose and Trump’s agents and it is one of the victims of tyranny and official terrorism in the region, for which Trump provides all support and support.”

Here are some highlights from an extensive profile of Karman as reported by the Investigative Project on Terrorism:

  • During the popular uprising against former Egyptian President and Islamist Mohammed Morsi, Karman initially called on Morsi to resign and for General al-Sisi to form an interim government. However, she ended up joining the violent Morsi supporters in the Rabaa camp and has since been barred from entering Egypt. She now calls Morsi “the last of the prophets.”
  • She initially supported the Saudi campaign in Yemen to rid the country of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, but later turned against the Saudis, accusing them of wanting to “occupy Yemen and steal its wealth” as well as “spread their influence.”“[The Saudi’s want] to make Yemen a failed state,” she now says.Her accusations against the Saudis caused her own Al Islah party to suspend her membership in 2018.
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VIDEO THE STRANGE DEATH OF EUROPE AND THE MADNESS OF THE CROWDS

Monday, March 30th, 2020
VIDEO – INTERVIEW OF DOUGLAS MURRAY, AUTHOR OF THE STRANGE DEATH OF EUROPE AND THE MADNESS OF THE CROWDS 
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THE REAL CUBA IS A LAND OF EXTREME DEPRIVATION

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Real Cuba Is a Land of Extreme Deprivation

Families were overjoyed when my church group brought children’s Tylenol and cheap reading glasses.

By Andy Laperriere  Mr. Laperriere is a partner at Cornerstone Macro
.  February 28, 2020

I’ve been to Cuba twice with my church, which has been organizing trips for almost 20 years. It’s astonishing some people still cling to a romanticized version of Cuban life under communism. It bears no resemblance to reality.

On these visits, in 2006 and 2007, my fellow travelers and I brought two suitcases, one for our clothes and another for the things we gave away to Cuban churches and our translators. We loaded up on basic medications, especially prenatal vitamins and children’s Tylenol, which Cuban children would otherwise go without.

We bought dozens of pairs of inexpensive reading glasses—the kind Americans can find at the pharmacy for a couple of dollars. Older Cubans sometimes cried when I gave them these glasses, which restored their ability to read.

I can’t say I conducted a study of the Cuban health-care system, but I’ll go out on limb and suggest that people who don’t have children’s Tylenol and cheap reading glasses probably aren’t getting world-class medical care.

Another striking feature of Cuba is the pervasive idleness. Everywhere you look, people are standing around. They aren’t working, because they get paid almost nothing. The old Soviet joke “They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work” sums it up. Most people have informal jobs to supplement their incomes, but this is still strictly limited by the government and thus kept underground.

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ALARMING VIDEOS – CHINESE PEOPLE BEING ACCOSTED BY POLICE BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

 

SEVERAL VERY DISTURBING AND ALARMING VIDEOS OF HOW THE CHINESE PEOPLE ARE BEING ACCOSTED IN THE STREETS BY THE POLICE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS.   .

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FLOGGING OF WOMEN

Friday, January 31st, 2020

 

Where are the liberal groups of women around the world who are marching   for women’s  equal rights?   All you hear is “crickets”.  If they truly cared, they would be protesting the way Islam treats their women.    Nancy

Indonesia: Sharia police tell all-female flogging squad to “have no mercy for those who violate Allah’s law”

JAN 30, 2020   9:00 AM  BY ROBERT SPENCER16 COMMENTS

Aceh’s all-female Sharia flogging squad is the perfect metaphor for Western feminists’ refusal to denounce Sharia oppression of women. When the time comes, maybe the Women’s March or Code Pink could select female floggers for Sharia police in the U.S.

“Indonesia’s Sharia police tout historic female flogging squad: ‘Her technique was nice,’” by Douglas Ernst, Washington Times, January 28, 2020:

Indonesia’s Sharia police have a unique take on diversity that might seem odd to Western ears: its historic all-female flogging squad.

Banda Aceh Sharia police chief investigator Zakwan, who uses one name, told Agence France-Presse this week that he was thrilled with a new recruit’s lashing performance.

“I think she did a good job. Her technique was nice,” he said for an interview published Tuesday.

The piece by Haeril Halim detailed justice being meted out against an unmarried woman who was found in a hotel room with a man.

“The masked woman nervously approaches her target, shuffles into position and then unleashes a flurry of lashes — proving herself as the newest member of the first female flogging squad in Indonesia’s Aceh province,” the piece reads. “But despite her reticence, she persevered and delivered her first flogging.”

AFP noted that the city of roughly 220,000 has three shifts of Sharia police patrolling throughout the day.

Other crimes that may result in beatings with a a rattan cane include the following: adultery, drinking alcohol, having gay sex, and gambling.

“We train them to make sure they’re physically fit and teach them how to do a proper whipping,” Zakwan told AFP. “It’s kind of an indoctrination that we give to them so they have a better understanding of their role — have no mercy for those who violate God’s law.”…

 

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VIDEO – PROTESTS IN IRAN AGAINST THEIR GOVERNMENT

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

 

Pro-democracy dissidents in Iran sent stunning videos of the protests in their country that are shaking the Islamic regime to its foundations.

The videos were reportedly sent at great personal risk using encrypted technology.

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CHINA TIGHTENS SURVEILLANCE TOOL

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

 

With these surveillance tools that the Chinese are developing and will  be exporting to other countries in the future,  it probably makes good sense to watch this development  very closely.  Technology in the not too distant future just may very well be attempting to control our thoughts and our lives !  Nancy

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

‘Social credit score’: China set to roll out ‘Orwellian’ mass surveillance tool

By Bill Gertz   December 9, 2019

China is developing a new high-tech system of mass surveillance and coercion aimed suppressing political dissent among its 1.4 billion people, while forcing American and Western businesses to conform to the government’s communist policies if they want to operate there.

The system that critics call an Orwellian national-level control system has been dubbed the Social Credit System (SCS) and was set for launch in the coming year, although recent reports from China now say the rollout could be delayed until 2021.

The massive system has been tested in several major Chinese cities and uses millions of surveillance cameras linked to supercomputers containing massive databases. Face and voice recognition technology then identifies and monitors people with the goal of controlling behaviors that range from dissident political activity to jaywalking, ostensibly as part of a financial credit monitoring system similar to those used in the West.

Vice President Mike Pence called out the program in a recent speech, warning that China’s surveillance state is “growing more expansive and intrusive — often with the help of U.S. technology.”

“By 2020, China’s rulers aim to implement an Orwellian system premised on controlling virtually every facet of human life — the so-called social credit score,” Mr. Pence said. “In the words of that program’s official blueprint, it will ‘allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven, while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.’”

Facial recognition tools are widely used now in China bolstered by cameras deployed along streets, on buildings, in train stations, in classrooms and subway lines. With the emergence of next-generation 5G telecommunications technology, the reach of the surveillance networks is only expected to increase.

As part of the stepped-up surveillance, the Chinese government announced this month that all who purchase SIM cards for mobile phones must first produce a facial recognition print.

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CULTURE ROT : GLOBAL DARKNET CHILD PORN PROBE LEADS TO 337 ARRESTS

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

 

Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

AFP
Published Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:58AM EDT 
Last Updated Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:05AM EDT

International law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday that a global investigation into child pornography sold for bitcoin on the underground internet had reaped 337 arrests and the shutdown of the dark web’s most notorious pedophile site.

Authorities from the United States, Britain, South Korea and other countries said they had rescued at least 23 minor victims of sexual exploitation who were often video-recorded by abusers who then sold the videos on the now-shuttered “Welcome to Video” site on the darknet.

The website sold the videos to users for bitcoin, which makes it extremely difficult to track the buyer.

From June 2015, when “Welcome to Video” started up, to March 2018, the website received at least 420 bitcoin virtual currency — around US$370,000 at the time of the payments — in at least 7,300 transactions, the U.S. Justice Department said in an indictment.

The server, which had about 250,000 videos, was seized by U.S., British and South Korean police on March 5, 2018 and the operator, 23-year-old Son Jong Woo was arrested and jailed in Korea.

Since then hundreds of users from 12 countries have been tracked down and arrested.

On Wednesday, U.S. authorities unsealed a U.S. indictment of Son as well as announcing the seizure of virtual currency accounts of 24 people in five countries that had been “used to fund the website and promote the exploitation of children.”

British arrest sparked probe

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RESETTLING REFUGEES IN AMERICA

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

 

FYI.  And, take a look at those salaries…paid for by YOU!

Resettling Refugees: Who’s Coming to America?

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XI JINPING VERSUS TRUMP – A UNIFIED WORLD RULED BY THE CHINESE

Monday, July 29th, 2019

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Xi Changed My Mind About Trump

The president defends not only U.S. sovereignty but the entire world order.

By Gordon G. Chang   Mr. Chang is author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and is frequently seen on Fox News giving his analysis of China’s latest actions
July 25, 2019
Chinese President XI Jinping proposes a toast in Beijing, April 26
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: As the Hudson Institute’s Charles Horner told me by email last week, many world leaders are nationalistic, but Mr. Xi is the only one whose “officially propounded nationalism takes the form of a global imperial vision.” That is consistent with his lawless behavior: treating neighbors as vassals, taking territory, closing off the global commons and intimidating leaders around the world.

“Tianxia,” Fei-Ling Wang notes, “inevitably and even necessarily makes the People’s Republic view and treat its neighbors and eventually all other states as essentially nonequals and lesser entities, to be influenced, controlled and subjugated with force, money, favor, ruse and fear.”

China is not, as some believe, a “trivial state” that seeks nothing more than to preserve its regime and defend its territory. With Mr. Xi pursuing tianxia ambitions, the world could use more of Mr. Trump’s defense of sovereignty, and even a little more “America First.” These concepts are not, as I once thought, unnecessarily provocative. They are a necessary defense of the centuries-old international order against an existential threat.

At first I had no idea why President Trump talked so much about sovereignty. I’ve changed my mind. To be more precise, Xi Jinping changed it. Mr. Trump is the only thing that stands between us and a world dominated by China.

“We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government,” Mr. Trump told the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017. “But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.”

Mr. Trump mentioned sovereignty 21 times in that speech. Why? Everyone knew America was a sovereign state, one of nearly 200 in the world. The idea of sovereignty has been firmly established for more than three centuries. Mr. Trump’s defense of it seemed unnecessary.

Yet for more than a decade, President Xi has been dropping audacious hints that China is the world’s only sovereign state. As a result, I have come to believe that Mr. Trump’s defense of sovereignty is essential to maintaining international peace and stability.

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