There is a powerful lot of interesting and important news links in today’s Reader’s Links post. Please dive in if you have a few minutes. Far more than I have had time to post today, but much deserving of being featured.
Here are two videos from CSP’s event at CPAC that are worth watching. Diana West, and Katie Hopkins, both of whom are worthy of the time.
Or at least colleagues for the purpose if the destruction of the West.
This is the typical behavior you would expect from supporters of a racist hate group. Because that’s what Black Lives Matter is. A racist hate group associated with black nationalism. Its supporters have rioted, looted, murdered police officers and now vandalized churches.
Yet somehow this hate group is as sacrosanct as the Nazi Party was in Germany. People have lost their jobs for merely criticizing Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile this is what the hate group’s backers do.
A church, a house and other personal property were vandalized with graffiti that said “Black Power” as well as vulgar words Saturday morning in Danville.
The Rev. Brian Martin of Christ the King Lutheran Church on Franklin Turnpike said that at around 7 a.m. Saturday, police notified him of the vandalism.
“Black Power,” “BLM and vulgar words were spray painted on the outside of the church.
The house next to the church and a shed were vandalized as well. Reports of an apartment complex with similar graffiti also spread.
And another church was also targeted with Black Lives Matter graffiti as well.
Preventing the application of shariah in American courtrooms is an arduous task. Opponents of Islamic law cannot approach the issue frontally — shariah-specific initiatives are seen as “targeting a religion”, and are thus struck down on First Amendment grounds. However, by crafting legislation that is neutral with respect to religion, Constitutional problems can be avoided. That’s what the American Laws for American Courts project (ALAC) is about — it simply insists that no foreign laws that violate American law or the U.S. Constitution may be used to decide cases in American courts.
Even that approach, however, is problematic at the national level, because senators and congressmen are so allergic to any issue that might entangle them with Islam and invite accusations of “Islamophobia” from CAIR and its ilk. As a result, ALAC has focused on individual states, where legislators are more receptive to their approach.
ALAC just won an important victory in Oklahoma. Below is the press release sent out today by the Center for Security Policy:
WASHINGTON, D.C.: A book published and translated by the mother of Obama administration State Department Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin provides fresh evidence that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aide has deeply problematic foreign associations that could, in violation of departmental guidelines, “create… a heightened risk of foreign exploitation, inducement, manipulation, pressure, or coercion.”
In light of the escalating controversy over the role being played in U.S. security policy-making by Ms. Abedin and others with personal and/or professional ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (see Part 8 of the Center for Security Policy’s online curriculum atMuslimBrotherhoodinAmerica.com), the revelations contained in a new Center report— Ties That Bind? The Views and Agenda of Huma Abedin’s Islamist Mother— could not be more timely, or important.
The Center’s report excerpts and analyzes relevant passages from a book published and translated by Saleha S. Mahmood Abedin called Women in Islam: A Discourse in Rights and Obligations by Fatima Umar Naseef. Naseef is a past head of the “women’s section” and professor of shariah at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, where Dr. Abedin is also on the faculty. The book was published in 1999, the same year Dr. Abedin founded Dar Al Hekma, a university for women also in Jeddah, that Secretary Clinton visited and spoke admiringly of with Huma Abedin in February 2010. [See Remarks on that occasion by Mrs. Clinton, including her comment that Huma holds a “very sensitive and important position” in her department, and those by her hosts.]