Infidel Women: Spoils of War

Infidel Women: Spoils of War, by Raymond Ibrahim.

The treatment of non-Muslim women as subhuman by jihadi organizations, such as ISIS or Boko Haram in Nigeria — where “infidel” females are bought, sold, gang-raped, mutilated, dismembered and burned alive — is relatively well known from ISIS videos. Less well known is that many of these practices are still taking place, often rampantly, across the Muslim world, as a 2016 report revealed…

Such incidents occur frequently. Christian girls are considered goods to be damaged at leisure. Abusing them is a right. According to the [Muslim] community’s mentality it is not even a crime. “Muslims regard them as spoils of war.” — Local residents, Pakistan 2014 …

One aspect of radical Islamist aggression that is overlooked – or purposely ignored – by Western liberals is that non-Muslim women tend to be its greatest victims. According to a recent Open Doors study, “Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven’t seen before.” The study revealed that six women are raped every day simply for being Christian.

The reason for this is simple. As harsh as Islamic law (sharia) is for men, it is even more so for women. The Koran gives men the authority to beat women for disobedience (4:34), that the testimony of two women equals that of one man (2:282); most of hell’s population consists of women; and women are likened to donkeys and dogs for distracting men from and annulling their prayer.

If Muslim women are viewed and treated as inferiors by radical Islamists, non-Muslim – “infidel” – women are, doubly so. They are seen as even more despicable than their male counterparts. Add to this the sexual subjugation of permitted beatings (Koran 4:34) and sex-on-demand, and it becomes clear why they are the greatest recipients of Islamic abuse — “meant for one thing, the pleasure of the Muslim man,” as one Muslim told a group of Christian girls, before terrorizing and murdering one of them. Koranic verses such as 4:24 seem to have encouraged the sexual enslavement of non-Muslim women in the context of jihad. …

To put it differently, all the Hollywood stars, militant feminists and social-justice warriors who are forever raging against “sexism” in the West — but who have nothing to say about Islam’s female victims — are not “defenders of women’s rights,” but “useful idiots” dedicated to subverting Western civilization no less than the terrorists they have been apologizing and covering for.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’

What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’, by Larry Elder.

Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of black history.

About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as old as humankind? As economist and author Thomas Sowell says: “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.” …

Are students taught that “race-based preferences,” sometimes called “affirmative action,” were opposed by several civil rights leaders?  …

Are students taught that generations of civil rights leaders opposed immigration — both legal and illegal immigration? After the Civil War, black abolitionist Frederick Douglass implored employers to hire blacks over new immigrants. … About illegal immigration, an issue that nearly all of the today’s so-called black leaders simply ignore, Coretta Scott King signed a letter urging Congress to retain harsh sanctions against employers who knowingly hire illegal workers.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

NRA’s Loesch: I Wouldn’t Have Been Able To Exit CNN Town Hall If I Didn’t Have A Security Detail

NRA’s Loesch: I Wouldn’t Have Been Able To Exit CNN Town Hall If I Didn’t Have A Security Detail, by Ian Schwartz.

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday morning at CPAC that she wouldn’t have been able to exit last night’s town hall on the Parkland, Fla. school shooting if she didn’t have a security detail. Loesch faced off with students who survived the shooting at a CNN-hosted forum.

“I want to make this super obvious point,” Loesch said. “The government has proven that they cannot keep you safe. And yet, some people want all of us to disarm. You heard that town hall last night. They cheered the confiscation of firearms. And it was over 5,000 people.” …

“The government can’t keep you safe and some people want us to give up our firearms and rely solely upon the protection of the same government that’s already failed us numerous times to keep us safe. And then they also call Trump a tyrant but they say they want the president to also confiscate our firearms? Try to figure that one out,” Loesch said.

CNN Denies Student’s Claim The Network Planted ‘Scripted’ Questions At Gun Town Hall

CNN Denies Student’s Claim The Network Planted ‘Scripted’ Questions At Gun Town Hall, by Christian Datoc.

Colton Haab, a JROTC enlistee who has previously spoken with media outlets about how he helped his peers seek shelter during the shooting, did not take part in Wednesday’s event on the grounds that CNN attempted to plant “scripted” questions for him to ask.

“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab claimed. “I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions.”

CNN denies it:

A CNN spokesman reached out to TheDC and explained that while Haab did in fact submit remarks to be delivered, they were turned away once it became clear he planned on delivering an extensive speech and not just ask a singular question.

“There is absolutely no truth,” to Haab’s claim, CNN’s Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnerships Matt Dornic told TheDC. “CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.” …

But it looks like they probably did, at the very least using the event to make propaganda points for the PC narrative:

Despite CNN’s explanation, the network did in fact let multiple participants deliver lengthy remarks which went beyond the pale of simple questions.

In particular, Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter Alyssa was one of the 17 victims who lost their lives in last week’s tragedy, gave a speech while Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel And NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch sat on stage.

The grieving mother ended her powerful, four-minute-long remarks by asking Loesch, “what is your plan to put things into action? What is your action?” Yet Loesch was not given an opportunity to respond by moderator Jake Tapper.

The attitude that the “ends justifies the means” is common on the left at the moment.

Chinese paper says U.S. should learn from China, restrict guns, protect rights

Chinese paper says U.S. should learn from China, restrict guns, protect rights, by Reuters.

The United States should learn from China and “genuinely” protect human rights by restricting gun ownership, an editorial in a widely read state-run Chinese newspaper said on Friday.

The editorial in the Global Times newspaper was published after a massacre at a high school in Florida last week, in which 17 students and staff were killed, reignited a long-running debate about gun control in the United States. …

“Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths. The U.S. should learn from China and genuinely protect human rights,” it said.

The ruling Communist Party brooks no political dissent and President Xi Jinping’s administration has seen a sweeping crackdown on rights lawyers and activists. …

Gun violence is rare in China because private gun ownership is restricted.

Uh huh. No guns, ultimately no dissent (beyond what the government permits). Remember the American Revolution? Magna Carta?

A letter to the boys & young men of America

A letter to the boys & young men of America, by Ishiro Finney.

A response to the mass shooting in Florida. The bodies aren’t even cold yet and already you are being blamed.

Yes you. All of you.

The boys and young men who will grow up to become one half of America’s future.

Once again, due to society’s failure to raise you, to teach you, to properly guide you on your path to manhood, your mere existence is being held responsible for seventeen more deaths….

The headlines of the last few days say it all:

“Guns don’t kill people; men and boys kill people, experts say”

“Michael Ian Black reacts to Florida shooting: Boys are broken”
  -New York Daily News

“How Gun Violence And Toxic Masculinity Are Linked, In 8 Tweets”
  -The Huffington Post

“Toxic white masculinity: The killer that haunts American life”

“Toxic Masculinity Is Killing Us”
  -The Boston Globe

“Toxic Masculinity Is Killing Us”
  -Harpers Bazaar

“Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings; Blame Men”
  -Politico …

Rather than take responsibility for the seeds we’ve sown, the culture we [or more precisely, the progressives] built, and the disaster you’ve been left to inherit, we as a nation have chosen to lie to ourselves. To listen and believe those who claim that the answer is simple: “Boys are simply born bad.”

As an aging Gen Xer watching this tragedy unfold, I can’t help but look back at my youth and realize we were the dry run for this “crisis of masculinity” as the media likes to call it. In my time I’ve watched as fathers were pushed out of the home, separated from their children, and their role in society debased and devalued. Like you, I was taught male behavior was bad behavior. That I was broken and needed to be fixed. Drugs, therapy, mass socialization were required to save me from my most innate instincts—

— the need to compete.

— the drive to create.

— the urge to protect.

— the desire for female affection.

Like you, I was told these instincts were not only wrong, but dangerous. That due to my Original Sin of being born a boy, I was destined to mature into a lustful monster and an oppressor of women. All this was burned into me before I even reached college, where campus policy actually assumed all men to be rapists waiting to happen. …

To quote Fight Club, “We’re a generation of men raised by women.” …

So here we are, coming close to fifty years of single mothers raising their boys as if they were animals. Two generations of young men raised to believe they’re broken, immoral, and dangerous. That their natural state, if left unchecked and unmedicated, is a sexual ticking time bomb of rape and abuse. Half a century of academia peddling a grim version of history that holds your gender personally responsible for all the wrongs ever to have happened in the world. And a press, that at this very moment, is blaming YOU for every school shooting to have ever occurred.

Read it all. Mass shootings didn’t used to happen before the 1960s, at which point progressives changed the culture.

If you blow up the US Constitution, you’ll regret it

If you blow up the US Constitution, you’ll regret it, by Eric Raymond. Some in the US are getting pretty alarmed.

Predictably, the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has triggered some talk on the left – and in the mainstream media, but I repeat myself – of repealing the Second Amendment. …

Repeal of any right enumerated in the Constitution is not possible without abrogating the Constitutional covenant — destroying the legal and moral foundations of our system. The ten in the Bill of Rights are especially tripwires on an explosive that would bring the whole thing down. And of all these, the First and Second are especially sensitive. Approach them at your peril.

I will now add a very sober and practical warning: If the Constitution is abrogated by a “repeal” of 2A, it will be revolution time — millions of armed Americans will regard it as their moral duty to rise up and kill those who threw it in the trash. I will be one of them.

Left-liberals, you do not want this. I’m a tolerant libertarian, but many of the revolutionaries I’d be fighting alongside would be simpler and harder men, full of faith and hatred. If that revolution comes, you will lose and the political aftermath is likely to be dominated by people so right-wing that I myself would fear for the outcome.

You should fear it much more than I. Back away from those tripwires; you are risking doom. Ethnic cleansing? Theocracy? Anti-LGBT pogroms? Systematic extermination of cultural Marxists? In a peaceful, Constitutional America these horrors will not be. If you blow up the Constitution, they might.  …

Who is pushing the anti-gun line?

It’s a left-wing minority with effective ideological control of the academy, show business, and the mainstream media. If it were a majority, or near one, they wouldn’t bother with the systematically deceptive, incrementalist tactics they in fact use. …

Those who think of themselves as an overclass entitled to rule their inferiors always believe they will benefit from disarming those inferiors – the “bitter clingers” of Barack Obama’s rhetoric.

The ruling elites of the U.S. were at one time continuous enough with the rest of the U.S. that they did not constitute such an overclass. This has changed during my lifetime; assortative mating and the homogenizing and indoctrinating effects of a left-wing-dominated higher-education system have seen to that.

Today’s gun controllers act as part of an elite that has talked itself into the belief that the rest of America is composed of violent, racist, misogynist troglodytes that must be controlled by the elite – and thus disarmed.


It’s easy to dismiss resentment of even legal immigrants when you’re a wealthy white computer programmer with skills in demand. To people like us, all they mean is cool restaurants.

I have been humbled, recently, by realizing that I was class-blind to the effect of mass illegal immigration on the less fortunate. The oversupply of unskilled labor is great for the price levels on the things you and I buy. It is not so great if you’re the unskilled labor. Blacks are especially hard hit.

I am reluctantly coming around to Trump’s position that immigration policy has to serve the interests of native-born Americans first and a high-minded desire to welcome the world second. This doesn’t mean clamping it off entirely, but I think it does mean only letting in immigrants who actually can compete economically with people like you and me.

hat-tip Matthew

How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood?

How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood? By Maria Puente.

A USA TODAY survey of 843 women in the entertainment industry found 94% say they’ve experienced harassment or assault. …

More than one-fifth of respondents (21%) say they have been forced to do something sexual at least once.

As noted at Instapundit:

In October when the Weinstein story broke, Steve Hayward wrote, “Why is it, Glenn Reynolds likes to ask, that liberal-run cities and institutions all seem to be hotbeds of sexism and racism? To adapt this slightly, maybe there’s a reason the left is so obsessed with sexual harassment and racism, because it is practiced so much in their communities and institutions.”

French Children Taught Migration Is a Human Right, ‘We’re All Africans’

French Children Taught Migration Is a Human Right, ‘We’re All Africans’, by Virginia Hale.

France is safe and prosperous only thanks to a ‘lifetime of open borders’, while mass migration is a “universal right”, according to literature being handed out in French classrooms.

Intended for distribution to children between the ages of eight and 16, the new booklets are produced by ‘Secular Solidarity’, an organisation which receives around half of its funding from French taxpayers, in conjunction with other groups including SNUIPP-FSU, the major teachers’ union in France.

“Immigration is a fundamental human right”, according to the taxpayer-funded body’s document, which tells children that “mass migration is the very essence of humanity”, and argues they have no right to secure the French border because “the most recent research shows the first humans were all from Africa”.

“To migrate is to move, it is natural in human beings,” it states, claiming that “the world we live in today: our countries, our cultures, our languages” have all resulted from millennia of open borders, the document alleges occurred.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

The New Separatism: As national governments are plunged into crisis, many are looking elsewhere for their identities.

The New Separatism: As national governments are plunged into crisis, many are looking elsewhere for their identities. By William Lind.

As nation-states in Europe wipe away their borders and dilute the flavors of their national cultures in a European Union slumgullion, their peoples are adopting new identities. Instead of Spaniards, they will be Catalans. Instead of Italians, they will again become Venetians, Lombards, and Sicilians. …

The Times adds that “Separatist movements are also simmering in Britain…as well as France, Germany, Belgium and Romania.” Here at home the Left Coast states of California, Oregon, and Washington host growing movements to separate from the conservative heartland they despise. …

The driving force behind separatism is the same as that which has created Fourth Generation war, war waged by non-state entities. That force is a growing crisis of legitimacy of the state. While its intensity varies greatly from place to place, the state’s crisis of legitimacy is now nearly universal. More and more citizens of states are transferring their primary loyalty away from the state to something else.

In the case of separatist movements, it is to regions, often regions that once were states. In Fourth Generation war, new primary loyalties come in a wide variety of flavors, including religions, race and ethnic groups, gangs, and “causes” such as “animal rights.”

With our national governments increasingly run by the incompetent globalist PC elite, of course our loyalties will drift away.

Why is this happening? Because the state is failing:

First, the states controlled by those elites are no longer effectively performing the state’s primary function, the reason it first arose: establishing and maintaining order, safety of persons and property. In some places, such as most of black Africa, Mexico, and Brazil, the collapse of order has been spectacular. But it is evident in First World countries also. In Britain, the number of people in private security is larger than the total personnel of the Queen’s armed forces. Where the state is doing its job, there is no need for private security.

The global elite has responded to this failure of the states they run by hiring private security to guard them and their property. Their fellow citizens are left to live in fear. Not surprisingly, they are questioning the legitimacy of a state that fails to protect them.

A second cause is that the global elites long ago transferred their primary loyalty away from their states. They blamed the state and nationalism for the vast, pointless slaughter of World War I. Their response was to de-nationalize themselves, giving their primary loyalty to the League of Nations, the United Nations, the European Union, free trade, “world peace,” and so on. Seeing themselves as the vanguard of the boobsoisie, they expected their less enlightened countrymen to follow them in the push toward de-nationalization. They did not anticipate, and still do not grasp, that most people want to give their first loyalty to something more concrete, not more abstract. …

[Third] the West’s political elite has adopted the ideology of cultural Marxism, commonly known as “political correctness” or “multiculturalism.” Cultural Marxism denounces Western culture, the Christian religion, the white race, and heterosexual males. They represent “oppression,” in this view. No one who dares defy this ideology can be a member of the elite.

The result is that the elites that run Western nation-states are at war with the common culture, the culture in which most of their fellow citizens (subjects?) still believe. Not surprisingly those ordinary people are rejecting the elites. As we saw in Donald Trump’s presidential victory and are witnessing in Europe, the unwashed masses are starting to cast their ballots for anti-Establishment individuals and parties, people who reject cultural Marxism. …

One weapon the cultural Marxist elites use to destroy the Western culture they hate is mass immigration from other cultures. The goal is to swamp the native population and their beliefs in a sea of foreigners. With those foreigners comes crime. When I lived in Austria and Germany in the early 1970s, crime was not a consideration. No woman thought anything of walking alone at night through a park in Vienna. No longer. Now in Malmo, Sweden, the young Islamic male “refugees” talk of going out to “hunt Swedes.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil

‘I hate the niqab’: Ex-Muslim says she ran away from home after her mother forced her to wear the ‘dehumanising’ face covering

‘I hate the niqab’: Ex-Muslim says she ran away from home after her mother forced her to wear the ‘dehumanising’ face covering. By Stephen Johnson.

An ex-Muslim woman has described how she ran away from home after her mother had spent years forcing her to wear a niqab.

The apostate, who writes an atheist blog, courageously told her story at the Secular Party of Australia’s Losing Your Religion conference in Melbourne earlier this month.

The woman, who chose to remain anonymous to protect her identity, told the audience her Muslim-convert mother removed her from school when he was in her early teens.

‘She did not deem the school environment as an Islamic one and it was time for me to learn how to be the perfect Muslim wife and mother,’ she said in her speech, which was also posted on her blog site The Nullifidian.

Burqa etc.

‘At thirteen she “encouraged” me to put on the niqab which I wore until the night I left home.’

After years of being forced to cover her face, she detests the Islamic garb which originated in Saudi Arabia.

‘I hate the niqab. It is one of the most dehumanising and alienating pieces of clothing a woman can wear,’ she said.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific

Mueller’s Comic Book Indictment: How to Prosecute A Great Big Nothingburger

Mueller’s Comic Book Indictment: How to Prosecute A Great Big Nothingburger, by David Stockman.

Mueller’s 37-page comic book indictment actually unmasks — inadvertently to be sure — the distinctly un-terrifying essence of the whole Russian meddling narrative. …

Most of the cited gleanings amounted to crude word bombs, often in broken English, that presumably even Kim Kardashian’s 59 million Twitter followers could see through.

“Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and lies had proved just how evil she is”

The lion’s share of these postings and ads probably disappeared into cyberspace like the sound of a falling tree in an empty forest, anyway. According to Facebook itself, the seemingly ubiquitous social media ad campaign depicted in the indictment was nothing of the kind. It actually amounted to just 3,000 placements at a cost of $100,000 — more than half of which were purchased after the election, and 25% of which ended-up in its dead letter office (unread). …

Besides, the overwhelming share of the pro-Trump social media postings uncovered by Mueller’s sleuths amounted to “copy and paste” relays of current partisan talking points. Thus, the indictment cites such slogans as:

“Vote Republican, vote Trump, and support the Second Amendment!”.

“Trump is our only hope for a better future!”

“Donald wants to defeat terrorism…Hillary wants to sponsor it”


It took a clandestine nest of Russkie imposters and subversives to pollute the social media with this kind of tripe?

In fact, RNC, Fox News and the Trump campaign were already saturating the internet with these messages, anyway — along with millions of pro-Trump social media activists. The 80 Russian operatives cited by Mueller didn’t add one damn bit to the massive social media messaging that was already out there.

It’s all so tin-tack and small-time:

So here’s the joker in the whole deck. It seems that the nefarious”troll farm” in St. Petersburg that comprises nearly the totality of Mueller’s case is not a Russian intelligence agency operation at all.

Instead, it’s the relatively harmless Hobby Farm of a fanatical Russian oligarch and ultra-nationalist, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has a great big beef against Imperial Washington’s demonization of Russia and Vlad Putin. Apparently, the farm was (it’s apparently being disbanded) the vehicle through which he gave Washington the middle finger and buttered up his patron. …

Prigozhin’s trolling farm is grandly called the Internet Research Agency (IRA), but what it actually does is hire (apparently) unemployed 20-somethings at $4-8 per hour to pound out ham-handed political messaging on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube etc. They bang away twelve hours at a shift on a quota-driven paint-by-the-internet-numbers basis where their output is rated for engagements, likes, retweets etc.

Whatever these keyboard drones might be, they are not professional Russian intel operators. …

There is every reason to believe that the entire Russian meddling narrative cooked up by the partisan hacks in Obama’s inner circle — John Brennan, Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes — was based on the amateurish machinations originating in the nondescript building pictured below.

As we will show, the Hobby Farm was no Russian state secret or clandestine vehicle of its intelligence community. To the contrary, it had been fully covered in the Russian press for years as one of numerous such oligarch funded projects designed to glorify the Putin regime and vilify the Russian opposition. …

The left has gone bananas:

The Dems had already gone brain dead on the RussiaGate matter — so they are now greeting it as a “blockbuster”, as are the talking heads of CNN and the mainstream media. Consequently, the drivel that came out of the building pictured below is being taken as evidence of a far-reaching attack on America that even rivals Pearl Harbor. …

What in the world is so hard to understand about the fact that the pathetic output of this group could not have amounted to 0.000001% of the content that rumbled through these social media channels during 2016?  …

Nobody came to the rallies and flash mob events called for by the keyboard jockeys in St. Petersburg.

Hypocrisy anyone?

The US actually spends $75 billion per year — more than Russia’s entire $69 billion defense budget — spying on and meddling in the politics of virtually every nation on earth. An outfit within NSA called Tailored Access Operations (TAO) has a multi-billion annual budget and does nothing but troll the global internet and does so with highly educated, highly paid professionals, not $4 per hour keyboard jockeys.

Indeed, the cafeterias in the NSA buildings pictured below cost far more per year to operate than did Prigozhin’s troll farm during its entire short lived existence.

hat-tip Charles

Britain: The Hijab as the Entry Point for Islam

Britain: The Hijab as the Entry Point for Islam, by Khadija Khan.

Islamists seem to be influencing the British school system with ease: there is simply no solid opposition to them. The government even stays silent about the harassment and intimidation.

Islamists in Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive requirements, such as the hijab for young girls, wife beating, making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, halala rituals in divorce, and exploitation of women and children through Sharia courts as part and parcel of British culture.

Where is the confidence in our own western culture? Dried up under a barrage of self-hate and misinformation from the power-hungry pomo “progressives”.

Amazing New Breakthrough to Reduce Mass Shootings in the US

Amazing New Breakthrough to Reduce Mass Shootings in the US, by Ann Coulter.

We’re hauling in nearly 2 million manifestly unvetted Third World immigrants every year, leading to a slew of FBI “Watch Lists” with a million names apiece. In 2015, Director James Comey said that there were ISIS investigations in all 50 states — even Idaho and Alaska! And that’s just one terrorist organization. …

Even the most efficient organization would have trouble keeping track of the Nikolas Cruzes when our immigration policies require approximately one-third of the country to be constantly watching another third of the country. …

There have been about 34 mass shootings since 2000. Forty-seven percent — 16 — were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants, i.e. people who never would have been here but for Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act.

And the immigrant mass shootings have been some of the most spectacular ones, such as Fort Hood and San Bernardino. Two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, at Virginia Tech in 2007 and at the Pulse Nightclub in 2016, were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants …

(Excluded from both lists: the Las Vegas shooting, because law enforcement has released nothing but lies about it, so that shooting remains unclassifiable; family dispute shootings; targeted assassinations of police officers; and shootings on Indian reservations.) …

Once we exclude the immigrant mass shooters, a clearer pattern emerges. The typical American perpetrator is a young man with paranoid schizophrenia — or, as we’re now euphemistically calling it, “autism” — probably exacerbated by pot, a deadly combo platter.

An immigration moratorium and widespread deportations would not only cut mass shootings in half, but it would also free up the FBI’s time to focus on these delusional young men with the terrifying stare, who hear voices no one else hears.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Michigan Church Faces Death Threats, State Investigation for Holding Biblical Sexuality Workshop

Michigan Church Faces Death Threats, State Investigation for Holding Biblical Sexuality Workshop, by Penny Starr.

From the moment Metro City Church announced a workshop for teenage girls struggling from peer pressure and questions about sexual identity, Jeremy Schossau, the lead pastor for the church with campuses in Riverview and Taylor, Michigan, said he and the congregation had faced “unbridled” hate and vitriol.

“Every kind of threat imaginable, from killing my family to burning down our church, has been leveled against us,” Schossau said at a press conference at the state capitol last week with other pastors and supporters.

The latest threat came from a man who was arrested after threatening that Antifa would show up at the church. Brian Carl Begin II was arraigned Feb. 15 on misdemeanor charges.

“In the middle of the voicemail the male states if the church goes through with the gay conversion therapy class in the state of Michigan, I promise every member of the Antifa will show up ‘armed and ready. This is not a joke,’” the police told the News-Herald.

Leftist hate is flourishing, and violence can’t be far behind.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Another Progressive Breakthrough: Delaware Set to Allow Kids to ‘Choose’ Their Own Race and Gender Without Parental Knowledge

Another Progressive Breakthrough: Delaware Set to Allow Kids to ‘Choose’ Their Own Race and Gender Without Parental Knowledge. By Warner Huston.

With Regulation 225, gay and transgender advocates are seeking to make state schools “more welcoming” to transgender students, but parents say the rule infringes on parental rights, Fox News reported.

The rule allows students to make their own decision of what “gender” they are for the use of bathrooms and sports facilities that comport with their assumed “gender identity.” …

Transgender activist Mark Purpura praised the proposed rule, saying it is made in the “best interest of the child” and helps support kids “living in fear” of their parents.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

The Abbott Prescription

The Abbott Prescription, by Tony Abbott.

Listen to just about anyone in authority these days and this is what you’ll hear — a lot of glib talk that boils down to saying: ‘We’d like to fix this problem but it’s very complicated and if nothing changes it’s someone else’s fault.’

All too often, it seems, the people charged with sorting out our difficulties don’t have to suffer them; or, at least, not to the same extent as the general public. It’s easy to be relaxed about green-scheme-driven price hikes when you’re on a big salary. It’s easy to dismiss street crime when you live in an up-market suburb and don’t have to use public transport or drive long distances for work.

Hence the insiders-versus-outsiders chasm now bedevilling the politics of the West: a talking class that’s never had it so good; a working class that’s trying harder and harder just to keep up; and a welfare class with a strong sense of entitlement.

There is something fundamentally wrong when a country with the world’s largest, readily available reserves of coal, gas and uranium has some of the world’s highest energy prices; when a country with so much space has big city property prices rivalling London and Hong Kong; and when some of the world’s best-funded schools have test results on a par with Kazakhstan.

To be Australian is still to have won the lottery of life. We have so much going for us. But again and again we have allowed green religion, a largely misplaced sense of guilt, and a chronic aversion to giving offence to cripple our public discourse; to the point where we go round and round in circles rather than make changes that really will tend to get wages up, power prices down and traffic flowing again in our big cities. …


My issue is not immigration; it’s the rate of immigration at a time of stagnant wages, clogged infrastructure, soaring house prices and, in Melbourne at least, ethnic gangs that are testing the resolve of police. …

The figure for Net Overseas Migration (or the extra people looking for housing and jobs) that had averaged 110,000 a year in the decade to mid-2006 has doubled to 220,000 a year in the decade since – peaking at well over 300,000 under the Rudd prime ministership. These are by far the highest figures in our history. …

So far, our main strategy to cope has been urban infill: putting more and more people into suburbs whose schools are full, roads are choked and public transport over-crowded. …

If a high-end restaurant needs an executive chef, or if a university needs a world-class quantum physicist, or if a bank needs a new CFO, it might make sense to recruit someone from overseas on a high salary; and it’s good when people making a big contribution opt to stay here. But are we really so short of willing and capable workers that backpackers must pick our crops, overseas students serve our tables, and recent migrants run our IT? …

Should it really be so easy to fill jobs from overseas rather than offer the better training or higher wages that locals want? …

As the head of the Menzies Research Centre observed last week, “something has gone badly wrong with our resettlement system when 58% of refugees who have settled here in the past ten years are living on welfare”. With no insistence that refugees learn English, it’s hardly surprising that only 30% of the last decade’s intake are proficient.

hat-tip Stephen Neil