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The media is delusional on ISIS: Muslims are more scared of radicals than ‘backlash’

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The media spin on the latest terror attack in the name of ISIS is beyond simple bias, into the territory of delusion.

An orgy of evidence

NBC reported that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack “without evidence.” HuffPo made this almost unbelievable statement in their report:

The group’s intricate involvement in each attack differs. It is currently unclear to what extent, if any, ISIS was involved in planning or inspiring the attack in New York. It’s also rare for ISIS to claim responsibility for an attack if the perpetrator is in custody, New York Times’ ISIS correspondent Rukmini Callimachi noted.

The Twitter thread HuffPo linked from Rukmini Callimachi actually refutes the argument they put forth. Callimachi makes it very clear that the attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, was directly following ISIS calls to commit acts of terror on October 31 (Halloween), using trucks, in places where there are likely a lot of pedestrians, in major western cities. How much evidence do we need here?

On Wednesday, Callimachi tweeted that Saipov “followed ISIS’ instructions to the letter.” Is that enough evidence?

ISIS doesn’t operate with W-2s and payroll, where we can track who “works” for them. If a more cut-and-dried case of ISIS-inspired (and therefore ISIS-linked) terror exists in the U.S., I think we’d be hard pressed to find it.

Back to NBC:

ISIS has made dubious claims of responsibility in the past, including claiming that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was a “soldier” of the terror organization, also without providing evidence.

As for Las Vegas, that investigation is still proceeding, with few answers made public, but lots of questions as to if Paddock operated alone (Las Vegas Sheriff Lombardo thinks he had help), and the role his girlfriend played. Nobody has definitively established a motive, and therefore, though there’s no evidence, the ISIS link has to remain a possibility until it’s disproven.

In Saipov’s case, there is an orgy of evidence linking his terror to ISIS.

Backlash?

Within hours of the attack, NBC reported that “Muslim Americans again brace for backlash.”  Thursday, the Washington Post reported “a familiar anxiety and a fear of backlash in Paterson, N.J.”

Less Than Six Hours After the NYC Terror Attack NBC Ran This Amazing Story

https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/11/02/nbc-muslim-backlash/On Tuesday, even as the bodies in New York City were being sorted out, NBC ran this story: Muslim Americans Again Brace for Backlash After New York Attack.

A familiar anxiety and a fear of backlash in Paterson, N.J. – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/a-familiar-anxiety-and-a-fear-of-backlash-in-paterson-nj/2017/11/02/d2043e6c-bfee-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html?utm_term=.e419cb5fad52&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1American Muslim leaders and civil rights advocates say the past two years have seen a spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, hate crimes and harassment across the United States, fueled in part by terrorist attacks such as those in San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, carried out by Muslims who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State, and in part by the broad condemnations of Islam and immigrants by President Trump and his allies — responses that many American Muslims consider racist.

They fear rhetoric. They fear that non-Muslim Americans might be afraid of Muslim Americans. They are concerned that the sight of a burqa-wearing woman at Walmart, or a man dressed in traditional Middle Eastern garb might generate some kind of “backlash.”

It’s not the backlash that I worry about. What about the lash? I don’t see non-Muslims planning terror attacks, bombings, beheadings, shootings, and mass vehicular homicide against the Muslim community in Paterson, N.J., or Dearborn, Michigan, or anywhere for that matter. Yes, if this trend of Muslims committing terrorist acts in the U.S. continues, eventually there will be a backlash. There’s been a backlash in England, but it’s very limited, and based on anger that the government has done very little to address the threat of radical Islam.

Why don’t Muslims stand up to terror?

Instead of screaming to the press about backlash, why don’t Muslims stand up to terror? They are afraid.

 

Fear of reprisals? Many Muslims are quick to distance themselves from radicalized terrorists, but they are nearly incapable of working with authorities to stop the terror. The biggest target of ISIS in areas where they’re more free to operate has always been more moderate Muslims, whom they consider to be infidels and collaborators. Look at Israel, where Hamas’ brutality toward anyone even marginally opposed to terror is well-known.

In the U.S., as in England, being Muslim means accepting some who take jihad literally, and plan to kill infidels. While they might try to “steer” people away from “the path of extremism,” that path is the path of Mohammed, as NOQ Report writer Ben Wilhelm observed. In other words, they might claim it’s not “real Islam” to reporters, but to each other, they are scared to oppose it.

There’s more fear of reprisals, Fatwahs, and threats from radicalized Muslims among the Muslim population than any fear of backlash from non-Muslims. They know that Americans, and Westerners in general, are not going to start a crusade to eradicate Muslims. Under President Bush 43 and President Obama, the word “crusade” was even banned to appease Muslim fears.

Final Thoughts

The media is far too concerned with exactly the wrong things here. ISIS is publishing instructional books, issuing calls to terror, and fully justifying their theology with the very same books non-violent Muslims use. The non-violent Muslims are far more scared of radical Muslims than they are of backlash in America. Sure, it’s uncomfortable being stared at, or snickered at, in malls and movie theaters. It’s difficult to live in a culture where you are completely unassimilated. But remember, these terrorists appear to all outsiders to be assimilated Americans.

The Muslim community knows who they are. And by failing to completely (some do help I believe) thwart terrorists, they are standing aside and allowing it to happen.

If the media wants to protect the Muslim community from backlash, they need to stop denying evidence of ISIS involvement, and stop harping on the backlash.

The lash is far more dangerous, and it’s getting worse every day.

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Blue wave looking weak in Pennsylvania special election

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Comparable to the Arizona Special Election that is to take next week, the Pennsylvania 18th district is in a special election situation because of unacceptable behavior of Rep. Tim Murphy who during an extramarital affair reportedly asked his mistress to get an abortion. The Republicans have handily controlled PA18 for years and don’t want Murphy’s buffoonery to mess things up. The Republican champion in this race is Rick Saccone.  An open seat in a northern state presents a great opportunity for Democrats to cash in on the Blue Wave they keep boasting. The victory of Doug Jones provides a road win Democrats have so far lacked since 2016. Looking to be PA18’s Doug Jones is Conor Lamb. Lamb is an assistant US attorney who served in the Marine Corps. His platform emphasizes healthcare related issues as well as student debt and energy.

Who is Rick Saccone?

The House of Representatives would be a promotion for the current State Rep. However, Rick Saccone hardly has an active record in the PA legislature. For the most part, Saccone has a record of sponsoring lighthearted, if not outright nonsensical bills, such as a resolution appreciating Heinz Ward and Juneteenth. In the legislature, he has a record of voting in favor of guns and unborn. However, Rick Saccone is not a limited government conservative on a local level. In the past he has voted for tax increases.

State of the Race

As of now, all of the recent polling has the 18th district reliably in the GOP’s hands. However, polling in 2018 will likely continue its downward trend of effectiveness. So take it with a grain of salt. The endorsements are piling high for Rick Saccone. He has the thumbs up from both Trump and Pence, along with several conservative organizations. The recent polling is perhaps responsible for what seems like the Democrats capping their support for Lamb. The GOP, on the contrary, is throwing heavy cash on keeping a seat where Tim Murphy ran unopposed in 2016.

Rating: Likely Republican

My Take

Rick Saccone will in my mind comes away as the winner on March 13th. However, he is not nearly suitable for the job as he should be. He legislative record is one of recognizing days of the year as special for a person or group. He does not have a record of sponsoring serious conservative legislation. Though he does have a record of voting conservative, he isn’t a leader on the issues he is campaigning on. The GOP is right to break the bank for his campaign as they aren’t short on cash in this moment. Saccone isn’t a strong candidate in my opinion, but, with some bankroll, he is.

Conor Lamb isn’t a weak candidate but doesn’t have the resources. As for the Democrats, this investment looks like its going sour. Special elections present a time for more eggs to be placed in a single basket. But the Democrats seem to know they are unlikely to win. The Senate races of 2018 looks bleak for them, so the Blue Wave is supposed to take or come close to securing the House of Representatives. In order to do that, they need road wins. Just like the Arizona 8th, this will not be that road win. The crest of the Blue Wave is getting shorter and shorter.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Yehuda Remer, Author and Second Amendment Advocate

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Yesterday, I spoke with Second Amendment advocate and author, as well as my good friend, Yehuda Remer. We discussed his conservatism, how he developed a love of guns and how he turned that into a career, and how he got into writing.

Below is a transcript of our exchange:
JF: Let’s begin. Tell us about your background. Growing up in blue LA, how did you become conservative?

YR: So I grew up in an apolitical home where politics were not mentioned. As an Orthodox Jew, I always figured I was a Democrat because hell, aren’t all Jews? In 2007 while Obama was campaigning for his first term as President, I was driving to work one morning and listening to the local FM DJs. They were talking about some highly inappropriate things and as I sat there listening, I swear I felt the brain cells exploding one by one in my head. I truly felt myself getting stupider by the Second. I decided to turn on AM radio and over the next year, I found myself nodding in agreement with the many common sense things they had to say. Before long I realized not only was I not a Democrat, but I wasn’t even a Republican. I was a full on Conservative, almost Tea Party like. Following that epiphany, I started blowing up Ben Shapiro’s phone because we grew up together and he was my go-to guy. He explained all my questions not in preaching way but in a way that allowed me to make up my own mind based on what he said. I guess you can call me a Ben Shapiro “disciple.”

JF: That’s awesome. What made the Second Amendment and guns your passion?

YR: During my road into politics, I started learning about the Constitution. Because I grew up in an apolitical home, I didn’t care about the country and took it for granted. But after learning about the Constitution, the one that stuck out was the Second Amendment. It made sense to me. Up until that point, I thought the only people allowed to have guns were law enforcement, military, and bad guys. I never realized that a citizen of the United States could own and carry a firearm. My mind was blown. A buddy of mine called me and invited me to the gun range. Let’s just say, the rest is history.

JF: How did you learn everything you need to know?

YR: Most of it I was born with. I’m just a natural. The rest, well, that was with hard work. Like I mentioned before, I would ask Ben to explain tons of things to me. As for my firearms knowledge, the Internet is a wondrous place and so are many people in the Second Amendment world. Any questions I would ask or have, people didn’t hesitate in explaining things to me. Many times I would explain to people that I am a novice. I want to understand. When you approach someone looking to learn, you would be surprised how forthcoming people can be. I constantly am reading about different approaches in the world to get a more full circle understanding. Another thing, especially in the firearms industry, there is no such thing as a stupid question, unlike in other places.

JF: Why do you think the Second Amendment is important? Obviously, as a conservative, we know the answers to this, but would love to hear from your perspective.

YR: I mean, the Second Amendment is the one that protects them all. Without it, we would not be able to keep and protect the freedoms we all hold dear. We would end up like another England, and we all know how well that worked out for them 250 years ago.

JF: How did you turn this passion from a hobby to a career in writing and media?

YR: Well, Ben Shapiro gave me my first real break when I began writing for his old site, Truth Revolt. I started helping him with the back end but that turned to a full-time writing gig. From there, I transitioned into children’s books. I needed a way to educate my children on gun safety and was shocked to find out that there were no books geared towards kids about firearms safety. You have some organizations out there and they do a fine job. But I wanted something where I can climb into my kids’ beds with them and read them a book before they went to bed. After tons of research and finding nothing, I decided to write my first book, Safety On, as a tool to teach my kids about gun safety.

JF: How did you break out into public media, appearing on NRATV many times, getting media credentials to the SHOT show and being interviewed on major gun radio shows?

YR: Wow! Great question. A few months after my first book came out, I applied for a media badge as an author to the NRA Convention in Atlanta. I was shocked that I actually got it. But it paid off. I went there, not knowing anyone and planned on walking around in circles, just handing my book out. Two huge things happened. The first was I literally bumped in Cam Edwards of NRATV and the host of Cam & Co. As a huge fan, I found myself tongue-tied and feeling like a 14-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber concert. Luckily, I quickly snapped out of my daze and offered Cam a signed copy of my book. He took one look at it and told me to wait right there, he is putting me on TV. That was my first appearance on NRATV. Since then, Cam has had me on many more times and even helped me get on some other shows. He has been a blessing. But at one point while I was there, I went to the media room to take a break. Someone walked up to me and asked me if I was the guy who wrote the kids book on gun safety. To this day, Rob Morse of the Polite Society Podcast and I are still friends. Being on that show opened up so many doors for me into the Second Amendment radio world. It truly was a blessing.

As for SHOT Show, one of the connections I made was to the Firearms Chat Podcast and they invited me to be a co-host of their show at SHOT. So getting in was super easy.

JF: When you moved to Texas, did that help you bring this passion out more, considering that Texas is much more gun friendly?

YR: Of course it did. Within six weeks of moving to Texas, I had my license to carry. Life became instantly safer and better.

JF: Your work on this is an inspiration and the Second Amendment and gun rights are something we all need to hold dear. Thanks for being a voice for that.

Where can everyone find your work and appearances, and if they want to follow you?

YR: So all four of my books are available on Amazon. If you want to find out more about me and my appearances I have made, you can visit my website, www.yehudaremer.com.


Yehuda Remer is the author of Safety On: An introduction to the world of firearms for kids, Safety On: The Coloring Book, 10 Little Liberals: A Tale of Hope, and The ABCs of Guns. He lives in Texas with his wife and kids and can be found shooting, writing, and trolling.

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Trump’s top pastor, Mark Burns, running for Congress

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Trey Gowdy is retiring after his term creating a rather large vacancy for Republicans in Congress. Looking to fill the void is Pastor Mark Burns.

Pastor Mark Burns has been lauded as Trump’s top pastor and was rather influential in the 2016 election. His influence landed him or was made clear in the 2016 Republican National Convention where he gave a passionate “All Lives Matter” speech. Mark Burns is the founder and CEO of NOW Television Network. After serving six years in the South Carolina Army National Guard, Pastor Burns along with his wife Tomarra Burns founded the multicultural, non-denominational contemporary church The Harvest Praise & Worship Center of Easley.

Though somewhat new to the political scene, Mark Burns is not without scandal. During the Trump campaign, he was busted for and admitted to padding up his resume with false accomplishments. These remain credibility concerns moving into the race for the South Carolina 4th district. Burns made his announcement via Twitter, highlighting his unifying personality.

 

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My Take

Considering this race, “Burns”. That being said, he could have a Roy Moore sized scandal level his campaign. But without such, it seems as though this race is over before it began. I remain optimistic about Mark Burns joining the ranks of Congress. Previously, Burns announced he was praying about challenging Lindsey Graham, a notorious warmongering RINO. But it appears either prayer or opportunism has landed him in a different race. Due to his political amateurism, not many of his positions are clear. Oddly enough, he has suggested Federal takeover of public school security. Though his heart seems in the right place, his position shows a lack of localism which small government believes in. It’s safe to speculate that Mark Burns isn’t all that fiscal conservative which isn’t unfamiliar.

On social issues, however, Pastor Mark Burns could be a strong tool for conservatives, so long as he can graduate from being a Trump surrogate. Burns has a more unifying persona than a lot of Republicans adding the possibility of broadening the base. On the issues of race and abortion, Pastor Mark Burns is a powerful voice. Though a strong personality does not make one the best candidate, Burn has tremendous potential to make a difference in DC.

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