Another 16 detainees that Australia refuses to resettle are on their way to four locations in US

We learn from Radio New Zealand that the 16 ‘refugees’ from Muslim countries are going to Chicago, Las Vegas, Texas and Arizona (cities in TX and AZ not named).

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More mostly Muslim young men on the way to America on the taxpayer’s dime!

Trump’s travel ban has eliminated those from Somalia, Sudan and Iran, but golly-gee, this bunch is from those safe countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rohingya from Bangladesh/Burma.

President Trump promised the Aussies that we would take up to 1,250 of those the Australians don’t want in their country—Obama’s dumb deal is Trump’s dumb deal now.

Radio New Zealand:

Another 16 refugees, including three children left Nauru yesterday to be resettled in the United States.

The group comprised, four Afghans, four Pakistanis, three single Rohingyans; and one Rohingya couple and their three children.

The Refugee Action Coalition said they would be settled in various locations, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Texas and Arizona.

This bring the total number of refugees from Nauru resettled in the US to 155, while just 85 refugees from Papua New Guinea’s Manus have so far been accepted into America.

[….]

About 750 refugees remain on Manus and about a thousand on Nauru where they were detained by Australia five years ago.

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If the young Aussie Leftists want the Muslim single men so badly, why are we taking them to the US (on our dime!)  Photo:   https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/support-refugees-rise

 

Radio New Zealand continues….

No Iranians, Somalis or Sudanese have been accepted for resettlment in the US this year, after US President Donald Trump tried to ban people from the muslim countries from entering America.

“The [Australian] government’s claim that the US deal is going to provide resettlement for the refugees they have kept on Manus and Nauru is less credible by the day,” Mr Rintoul said.

“They have admitted that up to 500 refugees will be left behind on Manus and Nauru regardles of the US deal, yet they refuse to accept New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 people,” he said.

“It’s time the government faced up to the failure of offshore detention and the US resettlement deal. All the refugees and asylum seekers should be brought to safety in Australia.”

Do whatever you have to do Australia, but these illegal aliens are NOT our problem!

Pottery barn rule does not apply! I repeat: this is Malcolm Turnbull’s political problem, not ours!

More here.

See my Australia deal file by clicking here.

As always, don’t like what you see, contact the White House, link in upper right hand column here. I assure you that this ‘deal’ is way out of the ordinary for the international understanding of how ‘refugees’ (are they even refugees?) are to be resettled.


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EU, led by France and Germany, set to punish Hungary and Poland this week

Of course it all has to do with Hungary and Poland standing against the European Union that is demanding those countries take their ‘fair share’ of migrants who have arrived illegally by the hundreds of thousands in recent years because France and Germany were spineless.

If the EU cuts off their funds, why don’t they just join the Brits and leave the EU?

Invasion of Europe news….

From the Express:

Eastern EU states such as Poland and Hungary would be punished under the proposals if they are deemed to have fallen short of the bloc’s ‘democratic values’.

Trump and Macron

While Trump and Macron swooned, the Hungarians and Poles were standing firm against bullying from France and Germany.  Come on Donald, snuggling with Macron isn’t helping your image. Where is the State Dinner for Viktor Orban?

Brussels’ move comes after growing calls from Germany and France, the EU’s two most influential members, to punish rebel member states.

Under the proposals, to be unveiled by the EU’s budget chief Guenther Oettinger this week, bureaucrats would freeze access to funding for EU projects.

An EU source said: “The proposal will include the temporary freezing of funds in order to motivate a change of behaviour among states.”

The measures are likely to further increase tensions between Brussels and the populist, right-wing governments in Warsaw and Budapest.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has repeatedly clashed with the EU over the migrant crisis after refusing to sign up to refugee resettlement schemes.

And Poland has angered Brussels after introducing controversial judicial reforms judged anti-democratic by the European Commission.

See my previous posts on Hungary and Poland.

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Turkey Calls on Europe to Criminalize “Islamophobia”

Given Turkey's inhospitable treatment of non-Muslims throughout the ages, it is the height of hypocrisy for its foreign minister to complain about Europe's attitude towards Muslims, which has been the opposite of Islamophobic. To refresh Çavuşoğlu's


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Abbas in Antisemitic speech claims Jews’ “social role that was connected to usury, and banks” caused Antisemitism, Holocaust; claims some Jews are descended from Khazars; denies Jewish connection to Israel


PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:  "The sons of Jacob were 12. Where did you bring 13 from? They invented it. Where? In the Khazar Kingdom. When? In the 9th century. It was an irreligious kingdom. Afterwards it became a Jewish kingdom. The emperor converted to Judaism and therefore [the kingdom] converted to Judaism.  Afterwards it broke apart, and all its residents migrated to Europe, and these are the Ashkenazi Jews (this claim is rejected by experts and genetic testing confirms uniform origin of the different Jewish communities-Ed.). The Ashkenazi Jews are not Semites, and they have no connection to Semitism or Abraham, Jacob, or others. It was a Tatar-Turkic state... Second, these Jews who migrated to eastern and western Europe were subjected to massacres by some state every 10 to 15 years from the 11th century until the Holocaust that took place in Germany. OK, but why did this happen? They say: 'Because we are Jews.'...  The hatred of the Jews is not due to their religion, but rather due to their social role. If so, it's a different issue. And therefore, the Jewish problem that was common in all of the states of Europe against the Jews was not due to their religion, but rather due to their social role that was connected to usury, and banks, and so forth... Now we are talking about the Jewish homeland. They are talking about longing for Zion and that's why they are going [there] and so forth. I say - not me, rather history says that these words are baseless."
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Jews’ usury caused Antisemitism – speech by PA Chairman Abbas

Excerpt from speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on April 30, 2018, at the opening of the 23rd session of the Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, broadcast on official PA TV. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "The sons of Jacob were 12. Where did you bring 13 from? They invented


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Europe’s desire to get rid of remaining Jews after WWII made it support Zionism, says Abbas advisor

The antisemitic PA narrative that Zionism was a European scheme to get rid of the Jews, because Jews were damaging European society, was repeated last week by a senior advisor of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. (April 30, 2018)


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Rohingya ‘refugees’ back in the news (why you should care)!

I’ve told you before that I turn on CNN every morning so I get a feel for where the Left is going every day and today I said uh-oh, here we go on the Burmese Rohingya again. CNN featured a longer piece on the “plight” of Rohingya Muslims in Burma (a Buddhist country).

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No fear! Buddhist monks protest Rohingya Muslims in Burma (aka Myanmar)

I couldn’t possibly rehash the decade long controversy (the decade I chronicled in my Rohingya Reports category where 220 posts are archived), but I want you to know why this matters to you and that is that we are admitting Rohingya refugees to live in towns near you—14,882 in the last decade—including over 1,000 since Trump became President (So much for a so-called “Muslim ban!”)

Before I get to the numbers breakdown over the last ten years….

…here is a bare bones story about stepped-up UN (with the US!) efforts to smackdown the Buddhist government of Myanmar.

From Reuters:

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – U.N. Security Council envoys began a four-day visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar on Saturday to see firsthand the aftermath of a Myanmar military crackdown that Britain, the United States and others have denounced as ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

They are due to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and travel to Rakhine state, where the violence erupted eight months ago. Myanmar denies the accusations of ethnic cleansing.

 

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Human rights icon, Aung San Suu Kyi was once beloved by the international Left, but her continued refusal to side with the Rohingya Muslims has turned her into a pariah. One, of many stories:  https://www.albawaba.com/behind-news/aung-san-suu-kyi-once-symbol-peaceful-resistance-now-internationally-condemned-1048550

The Rohingya started the latest round of fighting!

Reuters continues….

Rohingya insurgent attacks on security posts in Rakhine on Aug. 25 sparked the military operation that has sent nearly 700,000 Rohingya fleeing to camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Council envoys will visit those camps on Sunday.

The visit puts a global spotlight back on the crisis amid warnings by the United Nations, aid groups and Myanmar’s panel of international advisers on Rohingya issues that the coming monsoon season would likely worsen the humanitarian situation.

[….]

Buddhist-majority Myanmar has for years denied Rohingya citizenship, freedom of movement and access to many basic services such as healthcare and education. They are considered illegal immigrants from mainly Muslim Bangladesh.

Fleeing refugees have reported killings, rapes and arson on a large scale. Myanmar has said its operations in Rakhine were a legitimate response to attacks on security forces by Rohingya insurgents.

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingyas to Bangladesh, a possible crime against humanity.

The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya that could be used to prosecute Myanmar’s military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

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REfugee Processing Center

According to Wrapsnet, the US has admitted 14,482 Rohingya Muslims to the country since FY 2009 (through today).

When I first started writing about the Rohingya back in 2007 or 2008, there were articles about how some Rohingya were being trained by Islamic terrorists at Cox’s Bazar, the same refugee camp that the UN envoy is visiting as we speak. All that seems to have been forgotten and swept under the rug!

From FY09 to FY14 we admitted an average 1,000 Rohingya a year to be distributed around the country. Then in FY15 and FY16 the numbers jumped (with the Obama final push!) to 3,809 and 3,145 respectively (probably plucked from Malaysia and Indonesia where they arrived illegally).

In FY17, which was the year shared by Obama and Trump, the number was 1,361, and this fiscal year, almost 7 months in, the number has dropped to 564 which could still end up being over 1,000 by the end of the fiscal year on September 30th.

Again, for ambitious readers, see my Rohingya Reports category and see that the story the media is trying to paint of a maligned Muslim minority is much more complicated because the Rohingya are not pure-as-the-driven-snow when it comes to instigating violence! Indeed, some Rohingya, here in the US, have wasted no time before becoming political activists!

Contact the White House! You will see that I have permanently placed a link for you to contact the White House in the upper right hand corner of RRW.

Tell the President! The Rohingya are not our problem—we did nothing to cause the “pottery barn rule” to be applied!


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Playing the Catholic card at the Supreme Court last week

Did you know that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief against the Trump Administration in the travel ban case before the high court?

I didn’t, but it really isn’t a surprise.

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You know where this Pope stands!

Of course, they are free to file briefs, but I just wish they would for once admit that they receive millions of your dollars from the US Treasury every year for their Migration Fund (nearly $100 million to the Bishops alone, not including the other millions that go to Catholic Charities to ‘care’ for those migrants).

Just once I wish they would admit they have a pecuniary interest in how the travel ban is resolved.

See Catholics close 20 offices as government revenue dries up.

Do you, my Catholic friends, know that the Bishops want more migrants admitted to the US from terror-producing countries?

 

Tyler O’Neill at PJ Media:

Catholic Bishops Call Trump Refugee Order ‘Blatant Religious Discrimination’ in Supreme Court Brief

Here are some snips…

In arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, attorney Neal Katyal attacked President Donald Trump’s refugee proclamation — oft maligned as a “Muslim ban” — by quoting the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which called the order “blatant religious discrimination.”

Trump’s proclamation, currently before the Court, “has both the purpose and the effect of discriminating against Muslims,” the bishops argued in their friend-of-the-court brief, filed March 30. “Prior to issuing the Proclamation, the President repeatedly announced his desire to target Muslims for denial of entry into the United States…. Such blatant religious discrimination is repugnant to the Catholic faith, core American values, and the United States Constitution.”

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Neal Katyal:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Katyal

Katyal quoted the bishops in response to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who pressed the attorney for evidence that a “reasonable person” would view Trump’s order as discriminating against Muslims.

“This is a ban that really does fall almost exclusively on Muslims,” Katyal said, Commonweal magazine reported. “Look at the wide variety of amicus briefs filed in this case from every corner of society, representing millions and millions of people, from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which calls it, quote, ‘blatant religious discrimination’…”

Quoting the USCCB proved a shrewd tactical maneuver on Katyal’s part, since five of the nine Supreme Court justices are Roman Catholic, and one — Neil Gorsuch — was raised Catholic but left Catholicism for the Episcopal Church.

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“This is not a so-called Muslim ban,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco declared on Wednesday. “If it were, it would be the most ineffective Muslim ban that one could possibly imagine since not only does it exclude the vast majority of the Muslim world, it also omits three Muslim-majority countries that were covered by past orders, including Iraq, Chad, and Sudan.”

Trump’s campaign remarks on immigration and his executive orders regarding the issue have drawn sharp criticism from Christians, Roman Catholic and evangelical Protestant alike.

During the campaign, Pope Francis attacked Trump as “not Christian,” citing the candidate’s desire to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. In December 2016, Catholic bishops insisted that they saw “the Holy Family” in the struggles of immigrants and refugees. Last February, the USCCB welcomed the original blocking of Trump’s travel ban. At the same time, more than three thousand evangelical Protestant leaders — including prominent names like Tim Keller and Max Lucado — expressed “deep concern” over the order. In September, they declared the cancellation of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives) “reprehensible.”

See the whole PJ Media article especially for the links to further reading.

And, be sure to read this post of mine from a month ago:

Here we go again! Bishops appeal to Prez on Christian charity grounds, never mention their federal funding

This is the most important part:

Here in an audit of the USCCB for 2015 and 2016, we see this (below) on page 14.

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See my category, Supreme Court, for more on the travel ban issue.

I suspect others of the nine federally funded resettlement agencies also filed ‘friend of the court’ briefs against Trump, but I haven’t looked for those yet.

I sure hope your tax dollars aren’t paying for their lawyers!

The contractors (aka VOLAGs)….

I post the contractor list almost every day because I want new readers to know exactly who is responsible for driving the US Refugee Admissions Program (in addition to the UN!).

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of the nine VOLAGs’ income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees, line them up with (low paying) jobs in food production and cleaning hotel rooms, and get them signed up for their services (welfare)!  From most recent accounting, here.


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The Tired Lies of Taqiyya

FrontPage Magazine Attempts to whitewash the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya are becoming redundantly desperate. Consider BuzzFeed’s recent, “‘Taqiyya’: How An Obscure Islamic Concept Became An Obsession Of Anti-Muslim Activists.”  It offers the same claims and defenses that have been repeatedly discredited. After quoting  Ezra Levant, founder of The Rebel Media, saying that taqiyya “means deliberate […]

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EU trying (in vain?) to get new agreement on migrant redistribution in Europe; fear increase in populism

“If we don’t get a deal by the summer we will lose credibility vis-à-vis public opinion and we cannot afford that because it would fuel support for populist and extremist parties across the country.”

(Unnamed diplomat from a frontline country)

 

Politico Europe is reporting that the European Union is working to get in place (by June) a new plan to redistribute migrants from frontline countries, but those frontline countries are not happy.

Invasion of Europe news….

Of course no where is it mentioned that they must first stop the boats arriving from North Africa (European equivalent of BUILD THE WALL)!

 

 

African migrants sit on deck of Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat as it arrives at AFM Maritime Squadron base in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour

Ferrying them in! (Note masks and gloves)

 

Politico:

The political fight over migration is roaring back to life.

Five EU countries that sit on the bloc’s external borders are bucking a proposed overhaul of asylum rules, putting in peril efforts to strike a deal by June’s summit of European leaders.

The pushback from Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Malta — laid out in a three-page position paper obtained by POLITICO — comes as Bulgaria, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, is pushing a proposal aimed at revising the so-called Dublin Regulation and ending one of the bloc’s most bitter policy fights.

In efforts to keep the Visegrad countries onboard, the frontline states (in the draft proposal) would get the brunt of a provision which, in the draft, says migrants must stay where they landed FOR up to TEN YEARS!

Their hard position comes on top of the longstanding opposition by the Visegrad countries — Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — to any effort by Brussels to force countries to accept refugees, or to set new restrictions on how asylum seekers might be returned to the first EU country they entered.

The Bulgarian proposal is pushed by Germany, Sweden and other countries eager to avoid a repeat of the 2015-2016 migration crisis.

It revives the idea of applying mandatory quotas for all EU countries to take a certain number of refugees — which was imposed temporarily during the crisis but fiercely opposed, especially by Hungary and Poland. The EU ended the quota system in September 2017 after transferring fewer than 28,000 refugees, far short of the 160,000 goal. However, the new proposal calls for imposing quotas only if refugee numbers spike, suddenly setting off another crisis.

Under this new system, the EU would push for voluntary “allocations” of refugees from countries that are hardest hit to other willing EU countries, in part by offering financial inducements. The proposal is intended to stifle the complaints of anti-migrant European politicians, but any suggestion of mandatory quotas, even in extreme situations, is likely to be controversial in places like Austria or Poland.

Fear! Austria is set to take the presidency of EU, and the Leftists fear that the new hard line Austrian government will then stymie all efforts to spread the pain more evenly.

“We want a deal by June because the presidency that comes next is Austria, which has extremely conservative views on Dublin and migration and borders,” this diplomat said.

“If we don’t get a deal by the summer we will lose credibility vis-à-vis public opinion and we cannot afford that because it would fuel support for populist and extremist parties across the country.”

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European Lutherans fight against populism and nationalism!

In related news, the Lutheran World Federation is meeting in Berlin next week to map out their social justice strategy and plans to defeat POPULISM.

It is really worth reading the short news story and watching the video, especially if you are of the Lutheran faith.

See my complete archive on the ‘Invasion of Europe’ by clicking here.


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Does America have a moral obligation to resettle refugees?

That is the question a young opinion writer asks and answers (in the affirmative of course!) in the wake of Wednesday’s Supreme Court hearing on the President’s travel ban.

The long opinion piece in Deseret News by writer Gillian Friedman evoked a largely negative response by readers.  I especially got a chuckle out of this comment:

 

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I’ve snipped the following segments, but although we know the writer sought to answer the question with a resounding YES!, she has some useful historic nuggets buried between her quotes on why (she and all those she interviewed) say we are obligated to welcome the world to America (and pay for it all too).

Deseret News:

Gillian Friedman

Writer Gillian Friedman graduated from Whitman College in 2016 with a B.A. in Race and Ethnic Studies.

WASHINGTON — The first U.S. Supreme Court debate over President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban took place this week, and while justices won’t make a ruling until June, the decision is playing out at a time in which the refugee crisis in one of the impacted countries, Syria, may be getting worse.

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While missile strikes may be exacerbating the refugee crisis in Syria, the United States has accepted just 11 Syrian refugees this year, compared to over 15,000 in 2016 and over 3,000 in 2017, according to State Department figures.

All of which leads to a pressing question: what obligation, if any, does America have to refugees fleeing countries where the United States is engaged militarily?

The ‘Pottery Barn rule’

There is no legal obligation or provision in international law that requires a country to take in refugees, even in a case of war, says Ryan Crocker, who has served as a U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Lebanon.

But despite the lack of legal obligation, Crocker says that from 1945 onward, America has played a role of “international leadership” in refugee resettlement from countries where U.S. military forces were directly involved.

Me: The solution to that is for the US to stay out of mostly religious squabbles in the Middle East and Africa.  

The Refugee Act of 1980 enlarged upon the 1975 legislation by standardizing resettlement services for all refugees admitted to the United States. This act became the legal basis for today’s U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

 

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9/11 changed how Americans felt about opening our doors wide to the Middle East and Africa

 

Gillian continues….

The policy remained consistent in its approach until the 9/11 terror attacks, when the refugee program was temporarily suspended, and then reinstated with new security protocols and lower admission rates.

Serena Parekh, associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University and author of “Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement,” says 9/11 had a profound impact on U.S. attitudes toward refugee resettlement.

Yes, it did. It is when Americans woke up to the fact that migrants from Muslim countries harbored ill-will toward us!

Parekh says that pre-9/11, one of the central tenants of America’s approach to refugee resettlement had been the “Pottery Barn rule,” referencing a well-known incident in which Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush of the “Pottery Barn rule” before the invasion of Iraq.

“You break it, you bought it,” Parekh explains.

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Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker lectures us on “who we are” as “nation of immigrants.” 

Crocker says that in recent years, the United States has “sadly disengaged” from a leadership role in refugee resettlement.

“In 2017, we had 3,100 migrants drown in the Mediterranean [Sea],” he says. “How many times can you recall a U.S. Navy vessel sailing to the rescue of a floundering refugee boat? It’s a nice round number. Zero.”  [What the ****, does he really think that our Navy men and women should be responsible for diverting their mission and plucking Africans from boats and then possibly being responsible for them.  I can see it now—-the illegal migrants would demand asylum in the US—ed]

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Crocker says he was one of 50 senior former national security officials to file an amicus brief in support of the state of Hawaii and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project’s lawsuit against the Trump administration in the travel ban case.

Doesn’t it make you sick every time you hear this pablum about “nation of immigrants” and “who we are.” Let’s hope that Crocker’s ilk remain on the fringe of Washington policy maker circles for years to come.

Crocker continues…..

“I firmly believe that we are a nation of immigrants, that’s who we are, and it’s an obligation for those of us who feel that way to push back against those who try to change who we are as a nation,” says Crocker. “No matter how much lipstick you put on it, it is still a highly discriminatory measure based on national origin and religion. And that’s why it’s in front of the Supreme Court.”

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And, remember what a rare opportunity the Trump Presidency has given us to rethink this “moral obligation” issue.

Our obligation, as Trump has made clear, is to America First!


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Tensions Intensify As Israel Endeavors To Keep Iran From Growing A Second Proxy State On Its Border

Tensions between Iran and Israel have risen significantly following a military strike on an airbase in central Syria this month that targeted an Iranian military presence. Iran blames Israel for the strike and is threatening to respond. But this incident


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Christian Genocide in Nigeria

Gatestone Institute Two days ago in Nigeria, on April 24, around 30 Muslim herdsmen stormed a church during early morning mass and massacred nearly 20 parishioners and two clergymen. Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha were slaughtered while officiating at the altar of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom village, Benue. Worshippers were gathered in the […]

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