Posted by: infideltaskforce | September 22, 2016

Texas Threatens to Pull Out of Refugee Resettlement Program

HOUSTONTexas escalated its fight with the Obama administration over refugee resettlements on Wednesday, threatening to pull out of the federal resettlement program if the state’s plan to limit the number of refugees it accepts and to receive additional security assurances is not approved.

Since the Paris terrorist attacks last year, conservative leaders in several Republican-dominated states have raised security concerns over Syrian refugees. Texas has been one of the most assertive, suing the State Department in federal court to try to bar Syrian refugees from the state and, on Wednesday, vowing to stop assisting the thousands of refugees from around the world who resettle in Texas annually.

In a letter to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the state’s refugee coordinator wrote that if the state’s plan is not approved by Sept. 30, Texas will exit the federal program and will stop providing refugee-related services and benefits starting Feb. 1. In a statement, Gov. Greg Abbott called for Washington to overhaul the federal program.

“Despite multiple requests by the State of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people,” Mr. Abbott said.

If Texas does pull out, it may have little to no effect.

The process of placing refugees in the United States is a joint effort among federal and state agencies as well as nonprofit refugee aid groups. Resettlement money comes from the federal government, but the states disburse that money by contracting with nonprofit groups that work directly with the refugees.

Refugees could continue to come to Texas even if the state withdraws, because federal officials and the local groups could bypass the state in coordinating resettlements.

At least two other states, Kansas and New Jersey, have withdrawn from the federal program over what conservatives there have said are similar security concerns. But refugees have continued to arrive in those states, as refugee groups work with federal agencies, bypassing the states. The legal and regulatory framework behind such programs is well established, with federal officials initially appointing a so-called replacement designee to step in for the state and then developing an alternative program not administered by the state.

“Texas will still resettle refugees, but the coordinating role that the state has played will be facilitated instead by a designated nonprofit organization,” said Linda Hartke, president and chief executive of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

The Texas warning to federal officials comes after the state’s lawsuit seeking to prohibit Syrian refugees was dismissed in federal court in June. It also comes as the Obama administration plans to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States, calling for 110,000 in fiscal 2017, up from 85,000 in 2016.

Texas officials have said the State Department wants Texas to increase the number of refugees coming to the state by 25 percent. The state’s refugee plan says it will instead keep the number at the 2016 level in fiscal 2017. The plan also says Texas will accept only refugees who the leaders of federal intelligence agencies can certify to Congress do not pose a security threat. The governor’s office has said certification would require “national security officials to ensure that refugees do not pose a security threat to Texas.”

Refugee advocates and civil-rights lawyers called Texas’ threat to withdraw callous and politically motivated.

“Texas is continuing to play political football with the lives of refugee families,” said Cecillia Wang, the director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union and one of the lawyers who represented a nonprofit relief group, the International Rescue Committee, in the dismissed lawsuit.

Federal officials appeared unlikely to agree to Texas’ demands. The federal Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, said the model for refugee resettlement — including having those granted refugee status complete “stringent security screenings” — will continue in Texas.

Texas has long been a top state for refugee relocations: More than 6,700 refugees arrived in Texas between October 2015 and August 2016, the most of any state, according to State Department data.

Posted by: infideltaskforce | September 17, 2016

Public school tells second graders: Allah loves cleanliness

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I have the most exceptional readers in the world.

When there is wrongdoing in their hometowns, they are the first to let me know – and we’re proud to jump on those stories like a pit bull on a pork butt.

The other day Lisa Erskine, of Barnegat, New Jersey, alerted me to a bizarre story involving Islamic cleaning rituals and a second-grade class at Cecil S. Collins School.

Yes, Islamic cleaning rituals.

The Asbury Park Press reports that a second-grader came home with a health and hygiene worksheet that included references to hijabs and thawbs – clothing worn by religious Muslims.

The worksheet also included a reference from the Koran: “Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.”

Journalist Amanda Oglesby first exposed this peculiar incident – interviewing parent Chris Sharpe.

“Everybody was up in arms,” he told the reporter.

So why is a public school in New Jersey teaching children about Islamic cleaning rituals?

Well, the Barnegat Township School District tells me it was all a great big mistake. A whopper of a mistake.

“This worksheet – which was neither carefully reviewed by the teacher nor approved by an administrator – contained a religious reference, in clear violation of district policy,” Supt. Karen Wood told me in a statement.

She blamed the incident on a “novice instructor” who “downloaded a worksheet from the online sharing site Pinterest and utilized it during a lesson.”

So the kids are being taught how to clean the hijabs by a novice?

“We recognize the significance of this error,” she added. “Our parents have been extremely supportive as we take measures necessary to ensure that this remains an isolated incident.”

As you might imagine, folks around Barnegat are a bit upset over what happened.

“If this had the name of Jesus on it, there would be an even bigger outrage,” Mrs. Erskine told me.

That’s a good point. The Good Book does tell us that we can be washed whiter than snow.

“I hope that proper precautions are made to prevent further indoctrination of Islam,” she added.

Rob Russo has a child enrolled in the same school district and he is equally disturbed. He said “zero accountability” is simply unacceptable.

“While I understand that mistakes happen, I am seriously disappointed to learn that a teacher made independent changes to a lesson plan, resulting in information being given that didn’t follow subject matter, or state and local curriculum plans and chose to promote what seems to be their own agenda,” he said.

Meantime, I hope the school district doesn’t mind if I offer some unsolicited advice regarding Islamic laundry rituals.

Just tell the kids to use Tide Plus – with Downy.  You’ll get the brilliant clean you love along with a hijab that’s Downy soft and fresh.

About the author:

Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values. Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.

 

Posted by: infideltaskforce | September 13, 2016

US Welcomes 11,491 Syrians, But Where Are the Christians?

Christian refugees from Mosul, Iraq (Photo: © Reuters)

Posted by: infideltaskforce | September 11, 2016

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Posted by: infideltaskforce | September 10, 2016

Saudi Women Demand End to Male Guardianship

Graphic shared on social media in support of the campaign. (Photo: © Twitter)

Good Luck With That!

#StopEnslavingSaudiWomen is trending on Twitter in the latest campaign of women fighting for their rights in Saudi Arabia.

Women in Saudi Arabia are unable to travel, work or get a higher education without the permission of their male guardian (among a number of other restrictions). This is either their closest male relative or their husband.  For a woman who is widowed, her “guardian” might even be her son.

But Saudi women are chafing under these restrictive laws and are increasingly voicing their opposition.

In addition to #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen trending in both Arabic and English, #TogetherToEndMaleGuardianship has also been popular on Twitter..

“It’s a unified effort by Saudi Women in attempt to voice their struggle in the only legal way that they can in Saudi Arabia,” the head of S.A.F.E. a campaign to end male guardianship in Saudi Arabia Isaac Cohen said.

Human Rights Watch launched a video campaign along with a report into the harmful abuses meted out under Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship laws.

Now thousands of women and supporters around the world are tweeting against Saudi Arabia’s discriminatory laws.

Many are sharing personal stories of abuse they have suffered, or even pictures.

Read More HERE

Posted by: infideltaskforce | September 5, 2016

Dozens of IS Militants, Including Commander, Killed in Mosul

Dozens of IS Militants, Including Commander, Killed in Mosul

MOSUL — Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants, including a leading figure, were killed by an anti-IS global coalition’s aircraft and unidentified local armed men on September 3rd, in Mosul.

Ismat Rajab, a Kurdish official from Mosul, said in a statement on Saturday, that the prominent IS military commander known as Hazir Mohamed Saglawi was killed by a coalition airstrike in Mosul, northern Iraq.

He also confirmed that a veiled woman in Mosul killed five IS militants with a silent pistol, and the group has launched a search operation to find her.

Moreover, five other militants were killed in eastern Mosul by a number of unknown armed locals.

Meanwhile, IS shot 17 of its militants in Mosul on charges of escaping the battlefield during the offensive of Qayyara district in southern Mosul. The execution took place after IS Sharia curt convicted the jihadists with charges of treason.

The official added that the group has increased the concrete barriers in Mosul and has blocked the main roads, noting that only two entrances are opened for each district in the city.

Following the fall of Mosul to the IS militants in mid-2014 due to the collapse of the Iraqi army in northern Iraq, the city became the group’s main bastion in the country which it has been keeping the hold of it ever since.

Posted by: infideltaskforce | August 31, 2016

New Book: History Is ‘Entirely Incompatible’ With Islam

An American Muslim who investigated the historical evidence for Islam and Christianity discovered an astounding truth: the evidence is “entirely incompatible” with Islam, while it supports the three greatest arguments for Christianity.

“It was not just that history did not support the traditional narratives of Islam, but rather that history proved to be entirely incompatible with Islamic origins,” writes Nabeel Qureshi (emphasis his), author of the book No God But One: Allah or Jesus? A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam & Christianity. The book, released Tuesday, provides a deep investigation of the key differences between the two faiths and delves into the historical evidence (or lack thereof) for each.

Qureshi investigates five basic claims, each disputed by either side. He asks the question of whether there is enough evidence that “an objective observer” would conclude in favor of Christianity or Islam. The arguments for Christianity: that Jesus died on the cross, that his disciples believed he rose from the dead, and that he claimed to be God. The arguments for Islam: that Muhammad is a prophet of Allah, and that the Quran is inspired by Allah.

As the Quran is the “why” of the Islamic faith, I will begin there, and move to Muhammad. Then, I will dive into Qureshi’s arguments for Christianity.

1. Is the Quran the word of God?

The Quran is more important to Muslims than the Bible is to Christians — so much so that burning the Quran invites anger and even violence, while no one riots when the Bible is burnt. Qureshi lays out five common arguments for the inspiration of the Quran: its literary excellence, its fulfilled prophecies, the miraculous scientific knowledge in the text, mathematical marvels, and the perfect preservation of the book across the centuries.

Most of these arguments come down to a subjective twisting of the Quranic text. Many so-called prophecies are quoted out of context, and the one clear prophecy was predictable and took too long to occur. The miraculous scientific knowledge is also used out of context, and relies on rejecting specific scientific statements which have been proven false. Finally, in order to argue for mathematical wonders in the text, Muslims have to reject the rules of Arabic grammar and discard entire verses from the Quran.

Read More HERE

This article is a little lengthy but deserves a read. And this straight from a book written by a muslim!!

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Most strikingly, however, Muhammad embraced warfare, saying that “fighting is literally the best thing in the world.” He led battles against unarmed cities, he allowed women and children to be killed in raids, and he even consummated his marriage with his nine-year-old bride Aisha at the ripe old age of 52. He allowed his men to have sex with female slaves, he declared women mentally deficient compared to men, and he said women are the majority of hell’s inhabitants because they are ungrateful to their husbands. Those don’t sound like the acts of a moral exemplar to Qureshi.

Posted by: infideltaskforce | August 26, 2016

Robert Spencer on the West’s Absurd Polices Toward Islam

Posted by: infideltaskforce | August 24, 2016

CAIR Goes After Clarion for Training Police on Extremism

he San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling for an investigation into law enforcement officers who attend training about Islamist extremism by the Clarion Project’s national security analyst, Prof. Ryan Mauro.

CAIR has even gone so far as to compare Mauro to the leader of the KKK.

The official leading the charge, Hanif Mohebi, has a history of attending radical conferences and distributing inflammatory propaganda against the FBI that includes anti-American imagery. He also spoke at a 9/11 “Truther” event at San Diego State University.

Mohebi’s colleague at CAIR-California is known for saying that fallen American troops should not be honored on Memorial Day, three years in a row, eliciting scorn from genuinely moderate Muslims who appreciate the sacrifices of the U.S. military.

The U.S. Justice Department listed CAIR as a Muslim Brotherhood front and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing trial in the country’s history. The FBI subsequently made it official policy not to use CAIR as an outreach partner because of evidence linking it to the Hamas terrorist group. The United Arab Emirates, a Muslim country and former supporter of CAIR, designated CAIR as a terrorist group when it banned the Brotherhood.

In 1993, the FBI wiretapped two of CAIR’s founders at a secret Muslim Brotherhood meeting discussing how to lie in order to support Hamas and promote the overall Islamist cause in America. This is part of the reason why federal prosecutors said in a court filing for another terrorism trial:

From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists…the conspirators agreed to use deception to conceal from the American public their connections to terrorists.

Mohebi is the executive-director of CAIR-San Diego. He wants law enforcement officers who attend the event to be punished by taking away their paid time off and education credits.

Read More HERE

Posted by: infideltaskforce | August 19, 2016

UN: Up to 30% of Foreign ISIS Fighters Have Returned Home

ISIS fighters in jeeps. (Photo: © Islamic State propaganda)

Between 10 and 30 percent of foreign fighters who travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State have returned to their countries of origin, according to a report by the Committee of the U.N. Security Council on ISIS and al-Qaida as reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

The report highlights the growing threat posed by these returning jihadists, some of whom may attempt to carry out terrorist attacks in their home countries.

“Some returnees have left conflict zones after they were disappointed in ISIS and changed their minds about the conflict,” the report states. “In the assessment of the member States, they are in the lower part of the spectrum of risk, while some persons have returned with the specific intention and the willingness to commit terrorist attacks, as evidenced by the attacks in Paris and Brussels.”

The report also states the international police agency Interpol has a database of some 7,000 names of foreign fighters among the estimated 30,000 foreign fighters currently in Iraq and Syria.

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