Reader’s Links for February 22, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

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  1. U.N. Chief Guterres Warns ‘White Supremacy’ Is a ‘Transnational Threat,’ (breitbart, Feb 22. 2021)

    “United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday the combination of “white supremacy” and neo-Nazi movements makes for a “transnational threat” through their manipulation of the responses to the global coronavirus pandemic.

    Reuters reports Guterres, a former Socialist Party prime minister in his native Portugal, used an address to the U.N. Human Rights Council to call for a global coordinated crackdown:

    “White supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are more than domestic terror threats,” the veteran left-wing diplomat said. “They are becoming a transnational threat. Today, these extremist movements represent the number one internal security threat in several countries.”

    Without offering any examples of countries he believes are facing this exisential threat, Guterres called for international action to defeat the dangers as part of his long-standing commitment to “more robust global governance.”

    “Far too often, these hate groups are cheered on by people in positions of responsibility in ways that were considered unimaginable not long ago,” Guterres said. “We need global coordinated action to defeat this grave and growing danger.”

    Guterres pointed to governments and health authorities who used “heavy-handed security responses and emergency measures to crush dissent.”

    “At times, access to life-saving COVID-19 information has been concealed – while deadly misinformation has been amplified – including by those in power,” he said.

    Guterres warned about the power of digital platforms and the use and abuse of data.

    “I urge all Member States to place human rights at the centre of regulatory frameworks and legislation on the development and use of digital technologies,” he said. “We need a safe, equitable and open digital future that does not infringe on privacy or dignity.”

    This is not the first time Guterres has used the backdrop of international turmoil to offer commentary on world affairs.

    As Breitbart News reported, last year he said the world needs an overarching level of multilateral governance that can sideline problematic “national interests.”

    He claimed in the 21st century, governments are no longer the only political and power reality, adding “we need an effective multilateralism that can function as an instrument of global governance where it is needed.”

    Guterres was prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and secretary-general of the Portuguese Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002.

    The 72-year-old career politician served as president of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005 before moving on to the United Nations.”

    • Being a total fabrication, this sounds ominously like a preliminary to justifying white genocide as it is being made quite apparent that everything is totally the fault of whites.
      Maybe the massive illegal immigration flood into the west is pre-organized to fill the gaps made by the removal of whites as the “Great Replacement” gets underway while we all line up like 1940s European Jews and walk into the gas chambers voluntarily as we are being taught that we deserve it and certainly in places like the UK whites already are second class . The planned total annihilation of Israel is part of it.
      It is about time that someone somewhere started to do something about this and I do NOT mean some idiot running amok with a gun but a concerted (inter)national effort which however is now undermined by the flood of non whites into the west let alone the indoctrinated fools being played by the globalists (but it wont save them). The number of Quisling leaders in western states has to be more than a coincidence as IMO this has been planned for a long time and the two Bush’s were part of it as it is now beginning to sound like a long term flush for humanity, as removing whites will make the rest a pushover and the globalists will finally achieve their 20% or 1.6 billion by 2100.

      The way this is moving forward. slowly but surely, step after step, seems just too convenient, too organized.
      IMHO this is ALL long term planning in action and for those who think such a genocide/culling is unlikely, do remember that winners write history and it will never have happened while the “saviours” of the planet will sit back and bask in their glory at a job well done.
      Like the SS It will be seen as a hard job but “we did it for the greater good” and when they are dead, it never happened.
      Addendum…IMO a concerted effort will be made to remove Trump permanently as he is the only hope left.

      • The second impeachment of Trump had nothing to do with DJT. That maneuver was to disenfranchise all of us who would vote for an effective counter-revolution.

        That should have made people more angry than it did. Because it was making damn sure that we would never have any sort of leader who might fight back and offer us permission to fight back.

        • You are both right, the only reason we haven’t had a kinetic revolution is we don’t have a leader calling for one. The left around the world is afraid that a leader like that will arise and the unwashed masses will turn on the self proclaimed elite that wants to reign over us.

          The problem the self proclaimed elite have is their skin color, people like Pelosi forget that they are white and that once the mob starts hunting whites they are also targets. I am afraid that it will take some big massacre of whites in Europe or North America to wake people up.

          • First we WILL hear murmurs of open massacres but they will be unplanned and spontaneous and hushed up very quickly and then there will be silence and we wont even hear about such organized massacres. But we will notice the sudden change in the populations of towns and cities as the illegals move into the now empty homes Do look at how locals charged into empty Jewish homes without anything but cheers. A man was d/c from the Wehrmacht for having a Jewish grandmother(IIRC) and he decided to go and visit her (in Austria??). The town had a huge Jewish hub and he had been there before but not one Jew was left in the town and no one knew where or when.
            ” Disappearing into the sunset”: the totalitarian cure for all problems and as old as mankind.

      • Discrimination according to an immutable characteristic – for example, skin color, or descent from a maternal grandmother – that’s the sorting that preceeds genocide.

        Normalize such discrimination – that never ends well.

    • This one is from last September but is worth watching, the commentator is spelling out what China is now doing and expanding it to its logical conclusion

      Taiwan: China’s next target? | DW Analysis

    • (Richard: This one is from December but is also worth watching.)

      What Are Fault Lines Of China & It’s “Great Fall” Explained by Major Gaurav Arya.

      • He is good and his explanation of the Chinese weaknesses is excellent, his analysis of the Chinese Economy and of how the CCP is afraid of the Han Chinese people is something most people don’t understand. If we can keep pressure on China and its economy the Chinese People will be the ones that will cause the CCP to collapse and run for cover.

  2. Illegal Migrants Discovered in Europe-Bound Containers of Broken Glass, Toxic Ash (breitbart, Feb 22, 2021)

    “Spanish authorities say they have found and rescued 41 migrants in the past four days who tried to reach continental Europe from North Africa, some of them hiding inside a container of discarded glass bottles and a bag of toxic ash.

    Among the 35 people found only on Friday trying to travel to Europe from the Spanish port of Melilla, an enclave in North Africa, four hid among bottles and other glass partially broken in pieces and with sharp edges that were destined for recycling, the Spanish Civil Guard said Monday.

    A video released by the police also shows another incident in which an officer first finds a motionless leg sticking out of a large plastic bag containing ash from the city’s incinerator, a material that is considered highly toxic. When the agent starts removing the ash, the alleged stowaway seems to recover consciousness.

    The port of Melilla, where trucks and containers embark on a trip to Spain that can take up to seven hours, is together with the nearby Ceuta enclave a target for many migrants trying to reach the European mainland.

    Some of them try to enter the fenced area of the harbor by swimming there or by hiding in vehicles, in some cases jumping on to them when they slow down or stop at the gates of the port.

    The Civil Guard says that it found 11,700 people last year inside the Melilla port’s security perimeter and that in 2021 so far, the figure has reached 1,781 migrants.”

    video – 65 mins 48 secs
    Joost Knevel testifies about the satanic pedophile network he was a victim of during the first years of his life.(1982 -1983). He’s been abused and he saw children being murdered in front of his eyes. Joost names names. He’s talking about important people such as Jaap van Dissel who is the Dr Fauci of The Netherlands. But it goes higher than that. Even the Dutch royal family is involved. The Mayor of Bodegraven has given orders to prevent the laying of flowers [on graves of victims], Dutch journalist Chris Klomp is threatening people who want to lay flowers on graves in Bodegraven. A security company is now guarding the graveyard. People being called “conspiracy thinkers” in the media…
    Webinar with Micha Kat, Investigative Journalist and Wouter Beke, Flemish politician.

  4. Libya: Over 150 migrants freed in raid on traffickers (abcnews, Feb 22, 2021)

    “Libyan authorities say they have raided a secret prison in a southeastern city used by human traffickers and freed at last 156 African migrants – including 15 women and five children.

    The raid in the city of Kufra took place on Sunday after a migrant managed to escape a house-turned-prison last week and reported to authorities that he and other migrants were held and tortured by traffickers there, the Kufra security bureau said.

    Security forces arrested at least six traffickers and referred them to prosecutors for further investigation, the bureau said.

    The migrants, who are from Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan, were freed and taken to the shelter center where they were given food, clothes, and blankets.

    The raid shows the perils that refugees and migrants face in conflict-stricken Libya, which has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and poverty to Europe.

    Libya has descended into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The country is split between rival administrations.

    Traffickers have exploited the chaos and often pack desperate families into ill-equipped rubber boats that stall and founder along the perilous Mediterranean route.

    Thousands have drowned along the way, while others have ended up detained in squalid smugglers’ pens or crowded detention centers.”

  5. Cisco Investigating Former Staff in China for Taking Part in ‘Self-Enrichment’ Scheme
    By Nicole Hao
    February 22, 2021 Updated: February 22, 2021
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    U.S. tech giant Cisco Systems is investigating its former employees in China for allegedly taking part in a “self-enrichment” scheme, the firm wrote in a recent filing to the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

    “Some of those employees are also alleged to have made or directed payments from the funds they received to various third parties, including employees of state-owned enterprises,” the filing stated.

    Cisco Systems, a San Jose-headquartered company, entered the China market in 1994 and has about 4,000 employees, spanning sales, customer service, research and design, and manufacturing, according to Cisco Systems China’s official website.

    The company didn’t provide details about the amount or the method that these former employees used to pay the Chinese firms.

    “We take such allegations very seriously and we are providing results of our investigation to the DOJ (Department of Justice) and SEC,” the filing stated.

    Cisco didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment sent outside normal business hours.

  6. With the number of complete fools acting as Canadian politicians we will soon be told about zero COVID, there will be no mention by the MSM about the total destruction of our democracy this will bring.

    WARNING – – “We are all prisoners of our own device.
    You can check out any time you like – – but you can never leave.”

  7. Sheriffs Can Arrest Feds Who Violate Citizens’ Gun Rights, New Missouri County Ordinance Says
    Hank Berrien
    3-4 minutes

    One Missouri County, concerned that the federal government might infringe on the Second Amendment rights of its citizens, passed an ordinance this month which would invalidate any such attempt by the federal government.

    The Second Amendment Preservation Act of Newton County, Missouri, states:

    Be it enacted by the Newton County Missouri Commission as follows: All federal acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations passed by the Federal government and specifically any Presidential Administration whether past, present or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States and Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in the county, shall not be recognized by this county, and specifically rejected by this county, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this county.

    Such acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations include but are not limited to any tax levy, fee, or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services … any registration or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition … any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition … and finally, any act, whether past, present or future passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by the Federal Government and specifically any Presidential Administration which infringes on the people’s right to keep and bear arms in Newton County, Missouri shall be considered null and void by the county and not recognized by this county.

    The law adds: “Any and all federal agents trying to enforce the regulations listed in Section (1) shall be subject to arrest by the Sheriff’s department.”

    Click through to read the rest

    • Counter Revolutions/Civil Wars take time to start, the pressure builds until there is finally a big explosion. They also have more then one issue that is causing the Civil War but there will be one big issue that will take center state. In this case it is the Second Amendment.

      People have a natural desire to be safe and those of use who have learned history include safety from an oppressive government. The Left’s desire to disarm the public is meeting massive resistance and is a rallying point for the people who are working against the communist takeover of the United States.

      My home state of Missouri has two State Laws on the books forbidding the State and Local Police to enforce any unconstitutional Gun Laws, or to help the Feds enforce them. This is the reason the Missouri Counties have been slow to join the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement. Now one Missouri County has gone further then any other county.

      The American Revolution was stated when the Brits tried to seize a privately owned arsenal. My prediction is that the Second American Civil War will start over some gun control action by the Democrats.

      We live in interesting times.

  8. Covid-19 Pandemic used as ‘pretext’ to crush dissent says UN’s Antonio Guterres

    The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres harshly criticises countries that are using the pandemic to justify cracking down on dissent and suppressing criticism, saying that “vaccine nationalism sets us back”.

    • White supremacy is a ‘transnational threat,’ U.N. chief says

      United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are becoming a “transnational threat” and have exploited the coronavirus pandemic to boost their support.

  9. MEMRI – Palestinian Scholar: If Muslims Want to Live in Peace and Security, They Must Get Rid of the Jews

    Palestinian Islamic Scholar, Mraweh Nassar, Secretary-General of the Jerusalem Committee of the IUM, said that the Jews are the most dangerous enemies of the Muslims.

    He made these remarks during a show that aired on Channel 9 (Turkey) on February 10, 2021.

    Nassar said that if Muslims really want to live in peace and security, they must get rid of this enemy.

    He explained that the Muslims will experience their “best days” after the Muslims kill the Jews, as described in the Hadith, and and the world will have been “cleansed” of the Jews.

    When this happens, the world will be full of abundance, and wolves will graze with sheep.

  10. MEMRI – Syrian Military Expert Col. Hatem Al-Rawi: Turkey Has the Right to Expand, Restore Its Ottoman Glory

    Colonel Hatem Al-Rawi, a Syrian military expert said that it is well within Turkey’s rights to seek expansion and the restoration of the glory of the Ottoman Empire.
    He made these remarks in a show that aired on Turkey’s Arabic language channel 9, on February 9, 2021.

    Col. Al-Rawi said that it is more important for Turkey to pursue a traditional military industry than to produce a nuclear bomb, because nuclear bombs have become a thing of the past, as it is no longer possible to deploy them anywhere in the world.

    Col. Al-Rawi said that Turkey is on the rise, while Russia is ruled by mafias.

    He said that the day when Russia wishes it could compete with Turkey is not far, and it should not come as a surprise if Russia collapses.

  11. Feminists were once outraged by pornography as objectifying women.
    Today, they cannot get enough of it.

    This flip, is what is called ‘being upset.’

    To make something into being so evil, so frightening and a Big Lie – that the master-terrorists like islam, Communism and LGBTQ are so good at – that you come to love them. Submission into changing sides, brings you peace. ‘Consensual Pornography never hurt anybody.’ We just have to be intellectual to really understand this.

    To virtue signal you loyalty. To hug or to kill for them is no greater friend.

    Amos Yee, an advocate for pedophilia, was charged with sharing nude pictures with a fourteen year old.

    He flipped from arguing against pedophilia, (that is what you do when you seek out every person to explain why it’s bad and they can’t convinced you) and changed his name to Polocle.
    “I’m Polocle (Poh-Leh-Kal), previously known as Amos Yee. I invented the name Polocle, which is a combination of 2 of my favorite words ‘Polymath’ and ‘Oracle’. ‘Polymath’: meaning a person whose knowledge spans a wide variety of subjects, and ‘Oracle’ meaning: giver of truth.”

    This kind alter-ego, the skin-in-the-game muslims, Socialists and Pedophiles.

    And Poh-Leh-Kal promotes RAIN meditation.

    “This is a simple meditation practice that has changed my life, and I think could also change yours.

    It’s called: RAIN. A technique developed by the wonderful Buddhist psychologist, Tara Brach. I’ve also incorporated most psychoanalytic elements into the practice to hopefully make it more effective.

    This is what you do: Sit down in a quiet, safe environment. Then, recall a troubling experience in your head, it could be an incident that caused you stress in school, at work, or a person who said something hurtful to you.

    Once you recall the event, let yourself feel the negative emotion the event triggers, without resisting. Do that, until the pain starts to fade away.”

    A meditation for if you are starving. To protect and distance you from your daily cares, into nothing. To fix your own problem in the present, but not in the past.
    Dwelling on the fire to remove the pain of the flame is a good Buddhist stunt at parties with a lighter.

    However, with no repentance and apologies to your bully – to own up to your blame for playing god as their judge and jury – is just where they need you to be. Unforgiving. A finger in the fire and then in the cold water. Nothing cured. And the bully remains morally superior to do what they like. For the blind have no seat at the table.

    Fear of Hate Crimes, is flipped, and turns people hateful.

    The end result – “I’m really calm now, and you should all die. Because my Dear Leader says so”.

    • PC, I remember you were sympathetic to this little creep, way back when. At that time he might’ve straightened out, if given access to appropriate counseling.

      He seems terribly damaged now, a threat to self and others. All those superfluous IQ points! What a shame!

      • Yes. This is why I have dipped in, to follow his progress. Saying crazy offensive things on a Youtube channel, especially as a vulnerable child, meant he could only hurt people with words.

        With no dad in authority but moma’s love; rather than looking up into nothing with awe, he looks down into his belly button. Say, in a prayer mat for direction, the envy of other people, or drawing off personalities their bodies

        All he has to do is apologize and forgive his weak father so that he can become his father’s father. At the moment, he is identified his mother, and become a Suck like her.

        And apparently uses Meditation for the denial of pain, by identifying with it to become one. Those constantly threatened with death, the gently boiled frogs, the outside-the-box re-creationists who use the numbing-repetition of zab?bas until it no longer hurts. The blind.claiming their Salvations, that never are, and their hunting down of Unbelievers whilo change the temperature so it hurts again. Amos is doing just that, by awakening the sleeping masses too soon. Before all children belong to the Religion, State or Community. Then, they will be the ‘Pick of Muhammud,’ and not before.

        This is the reason for free speech and not the banning books: lest we forget their hadiths.

  12. The Constitution and Supreme Court set a high bar for gun control

    Orange County Register | Feb 22, 2021 | Fresh Ink | 3
    The Constitution and Supreme Court set a high bar for gun control

    On February 14, President Biden marked the third anniversary of the deadly shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an announcement that he is calling on Congress to enact “commonsense gun law reforms.”

    As always, the details matter. The president defined “commonsense” as a requirement for background checks on all gun sales, a ban on “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” and an end to “immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”

    The U.S. Supreme Court held in 2008, in the District of Columbia v. Heller decision, that the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” is an individual right that is not contingent on service in “a well-regulated militia.” That means the U.S. Constitution limits the federal government’s power to pass laws restricting that right.

  13. Why Iran Considers Biden a ‘Weak’ President
    Khaled Abu Toameh
    6-8 minutes

    Arabs are turning to the Biden administration with the frank plea: Your weak approach to Iran’s regime is already threatening whatever precarious stability exists in the Middle East. It is already emboldening terrorist groups. Pictured: Members of Iran’s Basij militia burn pictures of Joe Biden and Donald Trump in Tehran, Iran on November 28, 2020. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images)

    It is only one month into his term in office, and US President Joe Biden is already facing criticism from Arabs over his administration’s soft policy toward Iran.

    The Arabs say they are worried because Iran sees Biden as a “weak” president, and that is why the mullahs in Tehran and their proxies in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon have increased their terrorist attacks in the Middle East.

    • !! MUST READ !!

      EXCLUSIVE: Biden team colluded with Iran to foil Trump diplomacy

      President Trump in 2019 sought to open a back channel of communication with top Iranian officials and saw the U.N. General Assembly meeting in September as a potential opportunity to defuse escalating tension with Tehran, but the effort failed.

      Two months earlier, however, a different back channel was thriving in New York. Iran’s smooth, English-speaking foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met with Robert Malley, who was President Obama’s Middle East adviser, in an apparent bid to undermine the Trump team and lay the groundwork for post-Trump relations.

      The attempt at counterdiplomacy offers a window into the deep relationships Mr. Zarif forged with influential U.S. liberals over the past decade. These relationships blossomed into what high-level national security and intelligence sources say allowed the Iranian regime to bypass Mr. Trump and work directly with Obama administration veterans that Tehran hoped would soon return to power in Washington.

      One of those was former Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who met with Mr. Zarif during the Trump years. So did Obama-era Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. They, along with Mr. Malley, were top U.S. negotiators of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action…

      Mr. Kerry and Mr. Malley are now in the Biden administration, Mr. Kerry as a climate adviser and Mr. Malley poised to play a major role in U.S.-Iranian relations from his perch as special envoy for Iran policy at the State Department.

      But Mr. Zarif’s power extends far beyond the negotiating table. Numerous sources have told The Washington Times that he wields tremendous influence over a tightly knit group inside the U.S. that has long advocated for Washington to take a more accommodating tack toward Iran.…
      =>Y I K E S<=

  14. Smith College Staffer Quits Over Anti-White Racism
    By Petr Svab
    February 21, 2021 Updated: February 22, 2021
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    A staffer at Smith College has resigned, publishing a letter accusing the elite women’s university of creating a “racially hostile environment” against white people.

    Jodi Shaw used to be a student support coordinator at the Massachusetts college but recently sent a resignation letter to its leadership saying the environment left her “physically and mentally debilitated.”

    “I can no longer work in this environment, nor can I remain silent about a matter so central to basic human dignity and freedom,” said the letter, published by columnist Bari Weiss.

    Smith College didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

  15. The Pete Santilli Show – Sunday – February 21, 2021- EP 2334-6pm
    ELECTION IS NOT OVER! Supreme Court Orders And Opinions Expected This Week
    Guest: Jovan Hutton Pulitzer @ 1:08:03

  16. Christian Science Monitor: If You Don’t Like Public Schools Proselytizing for Islam, You’re a Racist
    BY ROBERT SPENCER FEB 21, 2021 7:38 PM ET

    The Christian Science Monitor did its bit Friday for the left’s propaganda barrage, reminding us all that America is a benighted, sinister land full of racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia, such that only Old Joe and his henchmen can save us. The Monitor painted a picture of an innocent World Cultures and Geography class in a New Jersey public school teaching about Islam and getting accused by racist redneck yahoos of proselytizing for Islam. As far as the Monitor is concerned, it’s a story of evil Trump followers hating the sainted Other; in reality, however, it reveals how Islamic indoctrination is becoming increasingly common and accepted in public schools.

    At Chatham Middle School in New Jersey, students were shown “a five-minute video introduction to Islam that included statements like ‘Allah is the one God,’ The Quran is a ‘Perfect guide for Humanity,’ and ‘May God help us all find the true faith, Islam.’” Now just imagine what would have happened if a public school had been found to be teaching that “Jesus is the Son of God,” “the Bible is a perfect guide for humanity,” and “May God help us all find the true faith, Christianity.” But when it comes to the left’s favored religion, it’s a different situation altogether.

    In January 2017, the Monitor notes, a parent, Libby Hilsenrath, “was reviewing her son’s schoolwork when she learned about the Islam-related unit.” When she saw this flagrant proselytizing, she “complained to the school district and [by now you can be sure that the Christian Science Monitor writer was literally shaking] appeared on Fox News to discuss her concerns.”

    The result? Death threats, of course, fitting nicely into the left’s propaganda narrative of violent right-wingers menacing doe-eyed, peaceful, daisy-picking leftists. According to another parent, Melissa Cavallo, “the threats were serious enough to have police at the middle school and the district administration building.”

    True to form for a leftist propaganda organ, the Monitor doesn’t consider the question of whether the Chatham Middle School material did actually proselytize for Islam and thus had no business in a public school. Instead, its story is all about the hatred, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia supposedly displayed by those who raised concerns, and how important it is for children to learn about diversity – especially “those living in homogenous areas.”

    Actually, the commitment to reject homogeneity and embrace “multiculturalism” that has now taken over K-12 education in America has been a godsend for Muslims anxious to use schools and textbooks to proselytize for Islam. Worried about appearing insufficiently “tolerant” and “inclusive,” too many public schools and individual teachers have succumbed to an organized campaign by U.S.-based Islamic organizations and their primary benefactor, Saudi Arabia, to present a view of Islam that whitewashes its violent history and intolerant doctrines.

    Many of the Islamic groups that are now allowed to evaluate American public school textbooks for their presentation on Islamic doctrine and history are Saudi-funded. They make sure that the Islamic instruction in these textbooks presents a picture of Islam that is so pristine and whitewashed that it sometimes crosses the boundary from mere pro-Muslim bias into outright Islamic proselytizing.

    The taboo about teaching religion in the public schools, so zealously established and so well policed in strictures against Christian prayer by the ACLU and the Supreme Court over the last few decades, is now increasingly set aside in American public schools, where presentations on Islam frequently cross the line between teaching facts about the religion and teaching the religion as fact.

    In May 2018, a Mountain Ridge Middle School in Gerrardstown, W.V., instructed students to copy out the Islamic profession of faith (shahada) under the guise of using it as a calligraphy exercise. Parent Rich Penkoski recounted: “I saw the assignment of writing the Shahada in Arabic. Their excuse was calligraphy. I was like, ‘Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!’ First of all, calligraphy was invented in China 3,000 years prior to Muhammad. The fact that they were trying to get my daughter to write that disturbed me. I said, ‘That is not happening. My daughter is not doing that.’ My daughter told me that if she didn’t do the assignment, then she was going to get a [detention] slip.”

    Mountain Ridge Principal Ron Branch contradicted Penkoski, claiming that Christianity and Judaism were given “equitable treatment” in the same class. Penkoski’s daughter Brielle, however, said that the class spent much less time on Christianity and Judaism than it did on Islam. Penkoski pointed out that the accompanying exercises were also less extensive for Christianity and Judaism than they were for Islam: “Notice no Bible verses, no reciting the Ten Commandments or the Lord’s Prayer. [There’s] no practicing writing in Hebrew as compared to the Islamic packet.”

    Meanwhile, high school students in Newton, Mass., in October 2017, according to Fox News, “pretended to be Muslims in the ‘Islamic’ city of Jerusalem as part of a class assignment.” The assignment also included a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel article. Judicial Watch Senior Investigator Bill Marshall remarked: “Citizens of Newton have been waging a minor war with school officials for years now, trying to get them to use balanced curriculum in their teaching materials on the subject of Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Dr. Bill Saxton, chairman of Citizens for National Security, said that the assignment was a “purposeful attempt to indoctrinate our impressionable high-schoolers with the ‘virtues’ of Islam at the expense of Christianity, Judaism and other religions.”

    There are innumerable other examples of this from all over the country. It should come as no surprise that encroachments of Islam in our public schools have been constant and growing under the reign of multiculturalism, which insists on respect for every culture except one’s own. The embarrassment, regret, and even self-hatred mandated by multiculturalism in American public school students for decades now have created a vacuum, which Muslims have shown themselves to be all too eager to fill. Certainly those who are furthering the Islamization of the schools would deny that they would like to see Islamic law implemented in the United States, and would indignantly reject the claim that their efforts were furthering that end in any way. They would say that they are doing it all for tolerance, pluralism, and multiculturalism.

    Unfortunately, in the end, both lead straight to the authoritarianism that the left is so eagerly embracing today.

  17. Virus Forum points to need for vaccine confidence

    A three-day forum focusing on the fight against COVID-19 opened on Monday with a focus on getting “vaccine confidence” out in the public.

    • CDC – National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine: Overview

      The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine is a 3-day virtual event bringing together COVID-19 vaccine practitioners and champions from across the country to exchange information, strategies, and promising practices for effective and equitable vaccine implementation in communities.

      This video gives an overview of the forum and highlights topics addressed on each day.

    • Israel begins reopening after mass vaccinations with ‘green badge’ passes

      …only those with a so-called “green badge” will be allowed to access all venues.

      • Thing is, they can’t get haredim or tards to comply. They haven’t been able – or willing to do what it would take – to enforce lockdown on these populations.

        This, despite suffering the highest rates of morbidity and morality in the nation.
        – – Fact, not with or of spin. That isn’t a relevant artifact in the Israeli context.

        While “green passports” might be enough to pressure others to get the shot, they wouldn’t make much difference to the majority of [low-class] Moslems or [insular] Haredim.

    • bloomberg – Vaccine Passports: How Would They Work?

      With millions being vaccinated against Covid-19 every day, some political and business leaders are suggesting nations can help get life back to normal by rolling out a so-called vaccine passport: an easily accessible and verifiable certification that a person’s been inoculated.

      Private companies are already beginning to look at making shots mandatory for people who want to get on planes, cruise ships or attend events such as concerts.

      A handful of projects from governments, private firms and international associations are currently underway.

      But the idea raises scientific and ethical questions.

    • Sky News Australia – ‘No evidence’ to prove vaccine will reduce COVID-19 spread

      Infectious Disease Expert Professor Tony Cunningham says young and healthy people should take the COVID-19 vaccine because although unlikely, it is possible for them to contract severe disease.

      He also told Sky News, even though there is no evidence yet concerning the degree to which the vaccines reduce transmission of the virus, they will likely reduce the spread somewhat.

      “Although we have no evidence as yet about the degree to which the vaccine reduces spread, we think it will reduce spread, probably not completely eliminate it,” Mr Cunningham said.

      “That will help society, that will help your parents and grandparents too of course.”

    • Vatican City backs away from COVID-19 vaccination decree

      Vatican City is rolling back a mandate on COVID-19 vaccines, after officials faced heavy criticism for suggesting employees who don’t get vaccinated will be fired.

      At 108 acres and the world’s smallest state, Vatican City has several thousand employees, most of whom live in Italy. Its vaccination program began last month and Pope Francis, 84, was among the first to get the vaccine.

    • global news – Most Canadians support travel restrictions, Ipsos poll finds</b

      Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public affairs, discusses the findings of a new poll conducted exclusively for Global News which suggests the vast majority of Canadians support new travel rules in Canada – and very few think exceptions should be made for "snowbirds" with second residences south of the border.

      Travel restrictions from the federal government include a mandatory hotel quarantine, with a $2,000 price tag, for those flying into Canada, as well as multiple compulsory PCR COVID-19 tests.

      • Plant the seed. I took a little road trip lately, the people I listened to, and there were quite a few, think Trudeau should be removed from office. I spoke with no one person who believes we should have any travel restrictions or lockdowns.

    • Sky News Australia – The only way to return to normal is ‘for everybody to get vaccinated’: AMA President

      Australian Medical Association President Dr Omar Khorshid says it is clear the only was to get through the pandemic and return to normal life “is for everybody to get vaccinated”.

      Mr Khorshid told Sky News the AMA doesn’t know how many people need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity because it’s currently unknown to what degree the vaccine prevents people from transmitting the virus.

      “We don’t know enough about how these vaccines prevent you from actually catching the virus and spreading it to someone else. We do know they stop you from getting very sick,” he said.

      “Until we know about those other things like transmission and asymptomatic infection, we’re actually not going to know what the herd immunity target is.

      “It’ll be a big number, but whether its 95 per cent of the population or 75, we just don’t know at this stage.”

    • Associated Press – Many service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

      By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will persuade troops to get the shot.

      Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to the vaccine.

      Military leaders searching for answers believe they have identified one potential convincer: an imminent deployment Navy sailors on ships heading out to sea last week, for example, were choosing to take the shot at rates exceeding 80% to 90%.

      Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeff Taliaferro, vice director of operations for the Joint Staff, told Congress on Wednesday that “very early data” suggests that just up to two-thirds of the service members offered the vaccine have accepted.

      “We believe that, of course, the vaccine is the right thing to do.”

      Adding, “It’s clearly safe for service members and we need to continue to educate our force and help them understand the benefits and ensure there’s leadership involvement in the discussion of the benefits of the of the vaccine.”

      That’s higher than the rate for the general population, which a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation put at roughly 50%. But the significant number of forces declining the vaccine is especially worrisome because troops often live, work and fight closely together in environments where social distancing and wearing masks, at times, are difficult.

      Taliaferro told the House Armed Services Committee, “The services and the combat commands have worked very hard over the last year to make sure that we can operate in a COVID environment before vaccines were available. The addition of the vaccine should make us more capable in that environment. But we’ve already demonstrated over the last year that we’re fully capable of operating in a COVID environment.”

      The military’s resistance also comes as troops are deploying to administer shots at vaccination centers around the country and as leaders look to American forces to set an example for the nation.

      Service leaders have vigorously campaigned for the vaccine. They have held town halls, written messages to the force, distributed scientific data, posted videos, and even put out photos of leaders getting vaccinated.

      For weeks, the Pentagon insisted it did not know how many troops were declining the vaccine. On Wednesday they provided few details on their early data.

      Officials from individual military services, however, said in interviews with The Associated Press that refusal rates vary widely, depending on a service member’s age, unit, location, deployment status and other intangibles.

      The variations make it harder for leaders to identify which arguments for the vaccine are most persuasive. Because the vaccine hasn’t gotten final approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s voluntary. But Defense Department officials say that soon may change.

    • VOA – Britain Outlines Lockdown Exit as Vaccines Show ‘Spectacular’ Results

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans Monday to begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures.

      As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, Johnson credited Britain’s rapid vaccination program for allowing the country to begin reopening — amid growing scientific evidence that the vaccines will help to bring the global pandemic under control.

  18. TERRIBLE THINGS happened today and Donald J. Trump is the victim in both cases.

    CASE 1 – Supreme Court kicks out Trump’s final election fraud claims: Justices REFUSE to hear case that claims changes to election laws in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were unconstitutional

    CASE 2 – SCOTUS rules NY prosecutors CAN access eight years of Trump’s tax returns to aid fraud probe – in huge blow to ex-President

    • Sassy terrible things are happening all over the world now that the left have a firm grip on things. I never thought I would live to see the day that a pastor in Canada would be put in prison.

    • Nope, twisting facts to thread the needle. Bargain-basement disinfo.

      India was never scheduled to participate in that naval exercise. “Mint Press” claimed some Iranian said it. (Mint Press is a jooo-hating conspiracy site.) Now some clever Indian grabs it for a message we’d like to hear but doesn’t exist.

      India is playing ball with Iran.

      It never fully adhered to the sanctions. It’s Iran’s second highest importer of crude.

      India’s in a tough spot, knows it doesn’t look good, tries to fall back to nonaligned mode. Still, it wants to make nice with the other camp. (Boils down to Israel and Saudi; US is unreliable.)

      The video mentioned access to the port of Chabahar. Well, India didn’t make progress developing the port for 13 years, delayed promised investment. It’s a top strategic node.

      In December China concluded an agreement with Iran that freezes India out of Chabahar. (See ).

  19. Police say militants kill 4 women instructors in NW Pakistan (abcnews, Feb 22, 2021)

    “Suspected militants on motorcycles ambushed a vehicle carrying instructors from a private vocational school in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing four women and wounding the driver before fleeing, police said.

    The attack took place in the village of Epi in Mir Ali, a town in North Waziristan district in a former tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said Shafi Ullah Khan Gandapur, a district police chief.

    Police said the slain women were sent to the village by private vocational school Bravo Institute of Technology, Peshawar under an agreement with the Sabawon Pakistan charity. They had planned to train 140 residents for skilled occupations that would allow them to open their own businesses…”

  20. Aussie political pundit: Biden ‘struggling with dementia,’ not up to task of being POTUS – Liberty Unyielding
    Joe Newby
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    Aussie political pundit: Biden ‘struggling with dementia,’ not up to task of being POTUS

    Joe Biden (Image: Fox News screen grab)

    Once upon a time, when it looked as though the Left might realize its dream of seeing a Pete Buttigieg or an Elizabeth Warren as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, they felt free to tell it like it is regarding Joe Biden. “Biden’s Mental Decline Is an Open Secret” blared the title of a video compiled by Rebel HQ, a YouTube channel that claims to be a “central hub for progressive leaders, movements, and news.” Biden’s primary rivals were likewise unfettered in their assessments of his lack of ability. Sen. Cory Booker, betraying the fact he’s not a football fan, expressed concerns about “Biden’s ability to carry the ball across the end line [sic] without fumbling.” Bernie Sanders’s campaign co-chairwoman Nina Turner was far more direct in her language, telling The Atlantic that endorsing Biden would be “like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of sh*t in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still sh*t.”

    But all of that changed once the horrific reality set in that Biden

  21. ISWAP Jihadists Overrun Nigerian Army Base as Residents Flee

    “A jihadist attack in northeast Nigeria has forced many people to flee after Islamic State-affiliated insurgents overran a key army base, military sources and residents told AFP Sunday.

    The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group that split from the Boko Haram movement in 2016 has become a dominant threat in the region, attacking soldiers and bases while killing and kidnapping passengers at bogus checkpoints.

    Late on Friday ISWAP fighters on board several trucks fitted with machine guns raided Dikwa, in Borno state, where the Nigerian army has one of its key “super camp” military bases.

    “The terrorists attacked the super camp… and dislodged troops,” a military officer who asked to remain anonymous told AFP.

    “They attacked the base from the northern and northeastern flanks, overwhelming the soldiers and forcing them to withdraw,” said a second military source who also spoke on condition of anonymity.

    As residents started fleeing, the Nigerian airforce sent fighter jets, pushing the insurgents back out of the town, the sources said.

    This was not the first raid by insurgents on super camps.

    As recently as Monday ISWAP killed eight soldiers when its fighters dislodged troops from another base in Marte, also in Borno state, according to military sources.

    The army base in Marte had already been temporarily overrun in January.

    On Sunday the Nigerian army replaced its military commanders in Dikwa and Marte for “incompetence and leadership gap” following the attacks, military sources said.

    There were still no official details of military or civilian casualties.

    But in a statement that could not be independently verified, ISWAP claimed the Dikwa attack, saying its fighters killed 15 soldiers and injured several others.

    The group also claimed it destroyed eight military vehicles and seized four others along with ammunition.

    The total number of people displaced following the attack is not yet known but more than 130,000 people live in Dikwa including 75,000 who had already fled from other parts of the region and were living in camps.

    “We ran out into the bush and to Ajiri (town) while fighting was going on,” resident Adamu Ahmad said.

    Another resident, Babuji Usman, also confirmed that many people had fled to Ajiri (15 kilometers away) after Friday’s attack.

    Nigeria has been fighting insurgents in the region for more than a decade.

    In August 2014 Boko Haram had seized Dikwa but it was retaken seven months later with the help of Chadian forces, allowing residents to return.

    The conflict has killed 36,000 people and displaced around two million from their homes in the northeast, according to the UN.

    President Muhammadu Buhari appointed new military commanders earlier this month, after mounting pressure even from some allies, in what experts said was a bid to breathe new life into the top military ranks.”

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