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San Diego: Terror-Linked Group CAIR Begins Indoctrination Training At Elementary Schools
The Gateway Pundit by Ryan Saavedra

CAIR Beings Indoctrinating Children In American Schools The Gateway Pundit has reported numerous times about the Radical group CAIR, which stands for The Council on American-Islamic Relations. From inflammatory remarks they have made about wishing more people were dead in tragedies, to their connection to the Women’s March, and even demanding that Franklin Graham not talk at the inauguration.

Now CAIR is being called into Elementary schools in the United States to indoctrinate students against “islamophobia.”

From KBPS:

In the heat of the 2016 campaign season, San Diego Unified board members voted to put together a plan to stop Islamophobia in schools. Part of that plan was in action Thursday — a week after President Donald Trump signed orders to temporarily ban travel from Muslim-majority countries and crack down on immigration.

Hanif Mohebi of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said he’s been called to more than a dozen schools since the election in November to teach students and teachers how to handle bullying of Muslims. Thursday, his audience was a little different: Latino students at Logan Elementary School…

…The presentation wasn’t altered for the new audience. Pamphlets on how to deal with being bullied said, “Know your rights as a Muslim youth in school.” And tips for teachers — like understanding that minimizing eye contact is a sign of respect, not disrespect, among Muslims — were still laid out in bullet points. Mohebi and the school’s principal, José Villar, urged the students to learn about Muslims and apply anti-bullying tips to their own lives.

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Trump Administration Looks at Driving Wedge Between Russia and Iran

Officials say strategy marries president’s vows to improve relations with Putin and to aggressively challenge Iran’s military presence in Middle East

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JAY SOLOMON

Feb. 5, 2017 7:47 p.m. ET wsj.com

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is exploring ways to break Russia’s military and diplomatic alliance with Iran in a bid to both end the Syrian conflict and bolster the fight against Islamic State, said senior administration, European and Arab officials involved in the policy discussions.

The emerging strategy seeks to reconcile President Donald Trump’s seemingly contradictory vows to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and to aggressively challenge the military presence of Iran—one of Moscow’s most critical allies—in the Middle East, these officials say.

A senior administration official said the White House doesn’t have any illusions about Russia or see Mr. Putin as a “choir boy,” despite further conciliatory statements from Mr. Trump about the Russian leader over the weekend. But the official said that the administration doesn’t view Russia as the same existential threat that the Soviet Union posed to the U.S. during the Cold War and that Mr. Trump was committed to constraining Iran.

“If there’s a wedge to be driven between Russia and Iran, we’re willing to explore that,” the official said.

Such a strategy doesn’t entirely explain the mixed signals Mr. Trump and his circle have sent regarding Moscow, which have unnerved U.S. allies and caught Republican leaders in Congress off guard.

Days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said a surge in violence in eastern Ukraine demanded “clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions,” Vice President Mike Pencesuggested Sunday that Washington could lift sanctions on Moscow soon if it cooperated in the U.S. fight against Islamic State.

Mr. Trump himself spoke again about wanting to mend relations with Mr. Putin in an interview that aired before Sunday’s Super Bowl, saying “it’s better to get along with Russia than not.” After Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Mr. Putin was a “killer,” the president responded: “What, you think our country’s so innocent?”

But those involved in the latest policy discussions argue there is a specific focus on trying to drive a wedge between Russia and Iran.

“There’s daylight between Russia and Iran for sure,” said a senior European official who has held discussions with Mr. Trump’s National Security Council staff in recent weeks. “What’s unclear is what Putin would demand in return for weakening the alliance.”

But persuading Mr. Putin to break with Tehran would be immensely difficult and—a number of Russian experts in Washington say—come at a heavy cost likely to reverberate across America’s alliances with its Western partners. Nor would Mr. Trump be the first U.S. president to pursue the strategy: The Obama administration spent years trying to coax Russia away from Iran, particularly in Syria, only to see the two countries intensify their military operations there to bolster the Damascus regime.

“If the Kremlin is to reduce its arms supplies to Iran, it is likely to expect a significant easing of sanctions,” said Dimitri Simes, a Russia expert and president of the Center for the National Interest in Washington. “The Russians don’t believe in free lunches.”

The Kremlin has said it aims to mend ties with the U.S. under the Trump administration but in recent months has also signaled its intent to continue to build on its cooperation with Iran.

Moscow and Tehran have formed a tight military alliance in Syria in recent years. The Kremlin is a major supplier of weapons systems and nuclear equipment to Iran.

But the Trump administration is seeking to exploit what senior U.S., European and Arab officials see as potential divisions between Russia and Iran over their future strategy in Syria and the broader Mideast.

“The issue is whether Putin is prepared to abandon [Ayatollah] Khamenei,” said Michael Ledeen, an academic who advised National Security Council Advisor Michael Flynn during the transition and co-wrote a book with him last year. “I think that might be possible if he is convinced we will ‘take care’ of Iran. I doubt he believes that today.”

Russia, Iran and Turkey have been leading talks in Kazakhstan in recent weeks to try to end Syria’s six-year war. Participants in the discussions, which have excluded high-level U.S. diplomats, said Russia has appeared significantly more open than the Iranians to discussing a future without President Bashar al-Assad.

A Russian-backed faction in the talks has promoted the creation of a new Syrian constitution and a gradual transition away from Mr. Assad.

Moscow has pressed the Trump administration to join the talks at a high-level, an invitation not extended while President Barack Obamawas in office. Last week, the administration sent only a lower-level official, its ambassador to Kazakhstan.

Mr. Putin largely has succeeded in saving the regime of Mr. Assad from collapse through a brutal air war in Syria over the past 18 months. But the Kremlin is interested in fortifying its long-term military presence in Syria and doesn’t necessarily view Mr. Assad as an enduring partner, these officials said.

Iran, conversely, is wholly wedded to Mr. Assad as its primary partner for shipping weapons and funds to Iran’s military proxies in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, including Hezbollah and Hamas. Any future Arab leader in Syria, even one close to Mr. Assad, is unlikely to tie his position so closely to Tehran.

“Russia is fully aware of the corruption and incompetence of the Assad regime…[and] knows that a stable Syria—a country worth having military bases in the long term—is unattainable with Assad at the helm,” said Fred Hof, a former State Department official who oversaw Syria policy during President Obama’s first term.

He added: “Tehran knows there is no Syrian constituency beyond Assad accepting subordination to [Iran].”

The Obama administration also pursued a strategy of trying to woo Russia away from Tehran. During his first term, Mr. Obama succeeded in getting then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to support tough United Nations sanctions on Iran for its nuclear activities. Moscow also delayed the delivery of antimissile batteries to Tehran, sparking a diplomatic row between the countries.

In return, the Obama White House rolled back missile-defense deployments in Europe that Russia believed weakened its strategic position.

Tensions between Russia and the U.S. flared, though, after Mr. Putin regained the presidency in 2012 and seized the Crimean region of Ukraine in 2014. The U.S. and European Union responded with tough financial sanctions on Mr. Putin’s inner circle.

A number of Russia experts in Washington say they believe Mr. Putin would demand a heavy price now for any move to distance himself from Iran. In addition to easing sanctions, they believe he would want assurances that the U.S. would scale back its criticism of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine and stall further expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership for countries near the Russian border.

Montenegro is scheduled to join NATO this year. The U.S. Senate still needs to vote to approve the bid.

In a report released Friday, the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington think tank, cautioned that even if Moscow were to distance itself from Tehran, it wouldn’t contain the enormous influence that Iran wields over Syria’s economic, military, and political institutions. “Any U.S. effort to subvert Iran’s posture in Syria through Russia will undoubtedly end in failure,” the assessment said.

Russia delivered its S-300 antimissile system to Iran after Tehran, the U.S. and five other world powers implemented a landmark nuclear agreement a year ago. The Kremlin since has talked of further expanding its military and nuclear cooperation with Tehran.

Mr. Trump, though, campaigned on improving relations with Moscow, a theme that Mr. Putin has publicly embraced. Mr. Trump has suggested he could ease sanctions on Russia if the Kremlin took serious steps to cooperate in fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and addressing other national security threats to the U.S.

Mr. Trump and his advisers have made clear since assuming office that constraining Iran would be among their top priorities. They have also privately acknowledged there is no certainty the Kremlin will cooperate.

Last week, the administration declared Iran “on notice” and the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 25 Iran-linked individuals and entities for their alleged roles in aiding Iran’s ballistic missile program and terrorist activities. The Pentagon also dispatched a naval destroyer, the USS Cole, last week to police the waters around Yemen.

The Trump administration’s show of force has raised concerns that the U.S. and Iran could stumble into a military conflict. But officials close to the Trump administration said they believed the White House could gain the respect of the Kremlin if it showed a commitment to enforcing its warnings to other governments.

“Iran has a continuing operation throughout the region…that is not sustainable, not acceptable, and violates norms and creates instability,” a senior U.S. official said on Friday. “Iran has to determine its response to our actions. Iran has a choice to make.”

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Steven Gern, a 10 year Marine veteran, was working somewhere in Iraq when President Trump issued his executive order on immigration and refugees, pausing entry into the US from seven Islamic countries including Iraq for a whopping 90 days.

In a video posted last week to his Facebook page (viewed an incredble 41 million times!), Gern discussed the effect of the EO on "the local population" according to his own Iraqi colleagues. When Gern asked what would happen to him if he, as an American, now went out into town, they told him the locals would "snatch me up and kill me within an hour," probably behead him, and upload the video of the bloodletting to the Internet. Gern underscores the fact that this is not ISIS talking, not Iranian militias, not al Qaeda -- this is what other Iraqis say is the probable reaction of the local Iraqi people.

Although shocking for people used to Islam-is-peace apologetics, this should not be a surprise. Pew polling shows that 91 percent of Iraqis actually want to live under sharia, or Islamic law. Such law includes death penalties for apostasy and blasphemy. (Indeed, according to one of the leading Muslim clerics in the world, Yusef al Qaradawi, Islam would not even exist without its law for killing apostates through the ages.) If we stop and consider the hatred and aggression that must be inculcated in a culture to generate support for such laws against freedom of religion, conscience and speech, it becomes easier to understand the mundane but murderous rage that would likely greet Gern outside the wire.

By the way, only Afghanistan has a higher affinity for sharia, 99 percent, which is not exactly an argument for America's moderating influence. Indeed majorities of Muslims in Europe believe that sharia supersedes the laws of their host countries; here in the US nearly 60 percent of Muslims say they do not believe criticism of Islam should be permitted under the US Constitution.

As the Islamic demographic increases anywhere, through the immigration and refugee resettlement that President has, in extremely limited fashion, attempted to pause here for a few lousy months, such "beliefs" take increasingly violent form, just as they have throughout the history of Islamic conquest.

As if to prove this violent Islamic point, Gern, according to his latest video (below), has now been evacuated from Iraq due to death threats.

video posted last week: https://youtu.be/Jv1tcVv4ZM8

Evacuated Video: https://youtu.be/6ZgcLVK3KB0

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Dearborn vs. Malmö
Posted on February 6, 2017 by Baron Bodissey


A reader named MJ sent us an email this morning with some questions and a request for a discussion about Dearborn and Malmö.

Dearborn is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, and one of the most thoroughly Islamized municipalities in the USA.

Malmö is the second-largest city in Sweden, and lies just across the Öresund from Copenhagen in the province of Skåne. Malmö, too, is heavily Islamized, and is currently experiencing a crime wave like none ever seen before in Sweden — murders, assaults, rapes, bombings, carbecues, robberies, and God knows what else.

I’ll offer my own take on the differences between the two cities, but first the questions from MJ:

I am wondering if you could start a thread asking the GoV community to explain the differences between Dearborn and Malmö. I was asked this question and did not have a good answer.

I am turning to you and your community because I am unaware of any other sources that might be interested in getting the facts straight on a sensitive question like this.

Dearborn: Population 95,000; roughly 20%-25% Muslim
Malmö: Population 350,000; about 20%-25% Muslim
Despite some demographic similarities, the news reports of Muslim criminal activity in Malmö appear far worse than what we hear from Dearborn. Why?

Perhaps the media are biased:

Is the media coverage the same?
Is Dearborn (or parts thereof) a no-go zone like Malmö?
Do Dearborn residents through molotov cocktails, rocks, etc., at police and fire services?
What are the real statistics?

Maybe there are demographic differences:

Do the national origins of the Muslims differ? How?
Do the socio-economic status of Muslims in the two cities differ?
Were recent Muslim immigrants better screened in the U.S. compared to Sweden?

Maybe there are substantive policy differences:



Does the U.S. have a better model for assimilation than Sweden? How, exactly?
More aggressive policing/intelligence in the U.S.?

Other explanations?

Thanks in advance!

Off the top of my head, these are some of the differences between the two cities:

1. Muslim immigrants to Dearborn have been mostly Arabs. In contrast, Malmö is home to large contingents of Somalis and Afghans. Other ethnicities include Eritreans, Kosovars, Iraqis, and Syrians. So there are Arabs in the city, but they are not the dominant group.
2. Until relatively recently, no Muslim immigrant would have arrived in Dearborn with the expectation of living the good life on welfare. We didn’t offer that option, so the Arab arrivals tended to get jobs or become entrepreneurs. Decades ago, if I’m not mistaken, there were substantial numbers of Arabs working in the auto factories. Those factories are mostly gone, so I don’t know what most of them do nowadays. In contrast, immigrants to Malmö largely depend on the generous welfare benefits provided by the Swedish government. The latest statistics I’ve seen indicate that the vast majority of “persons with a migration background” in Malmö are unemployed — I believe the figure was 86%. And most of those are essentially unemployable in Sweden.

3. Laws against “hate speech” in Sweden are more draconian than those in the USA, so open and frank discussion about the issues in Malmö is fraught with difficulty. We have to tread carefully here, too — after all, David Wood was arrested in Dearborn for handing out Christian pamphlets on the street. His case was thrown out, and he won his lawsuit, but the chilling effect on free speech is still present.
4. Policing is indeed more rigorous in the USA. Police in Sweden are usually unarmed, and operate under PC constraints far worse than anything American cops have to deal with. That may explain the lower crime rate in Dearborn; but then again, the fact that the city is mainly Arab, rather than Somali/Afghan, may have something to do with it. “Little Mogadishu” in Minneapolis is probably going to give Malmö a run for its money in another five or ten years.
I’ve never heard of any no-go zones in Dearborn, but openly Christian Americans have to be careful there, as was shown in past years by incidents during the Arab-American festival.

That’s all I can think of without doing additional research. Readers are welcome to add their own compare-and-contrast items in the comments.

A final note: Accurate statistics about the ethnic composition of Swedish cities are increasingly hard to come by. Nevertheless, I think the latest estimates of the Muslim population in Malmö put the number at something very close to 50%.


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garyfouse on February 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm said:

I’ve been following Malmo for several years now. The Jewish population, many of whom are descended from those who were smuggled into Malmo from Denmark during the German occupation, are leaving in droves thanks to the harassment suffered at the hands of the Muslim residents, who, when not harassing Jews, are rioting in the streets and burning cars. As to the plight of the Jews, the ex-mayor, an anti-semite named Ilmar Reepalu, told the Jews if they were not happy they could leave. He was made at the Jewish community for not bashing Israel.

Malmo is arguably the anti-Jewish city in Europe. The Swedes should be ashamed for allowing their Jews to be treated in this manner.


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Dymphna on February 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm said:

Your comment brings back memories of learning and writing about the situation in Malmo when we first began GoV. Here are a few points that stayed with me:

Back then, many years before the Norway massacre, Fjordman was calling attention to the particular problems Swedish women, especially residents of Malmo, were facing. He had some statistics (this was way back, when he still maintained his own blog) about the rise in sexual assaults and Muslim men openly saying they chose to rape Swedish women because Muslim women were meant for marriage. Besides, Swedish women were so slutty they wouldn’t care, etc.

It was at Fj’s website where I first learned of blond Swedish women dyeing their hair as a way to maintain their freedom to go out of the house. (I’ll bet it’s a different -and worse – story now in many places).

I learned from him and from others that the sudden uptick in the “suicide” rate for young Muslim women in Malmo was, in reality, more likely to be a family hit job in the name of their “honor”. Living in one of the high-rise apartments, it was an easy task to throw a girl from the balconies.

I can’t recall the mayor’s name (oh, I just saw your mention of it), but I do remember that his remarks were often openly anti-Semitic – e.g., telling Jews who complained they should move to Israel. He and the town poobahs denied a synagogue’s application to build bomb prevention structures in front of its doors. The congregation was afraid of some jihadi driving through the doors one day with a truck bomb.

Their fears were reasonable as they had been warned against wearing in public any talisman that identified them as Jewish. If they could somehow be id’d as Jews, then public attacks were their fault and the police would do nothing.

As things worsened, the membership of the synagogue dropped, especially for families with young children. More and more of the monies collected went into providing security for the building.

I don’t remember the details of this story either, but can recall my shock on learning of two young Malmo Jewish men who’d decided to leave home to join the Israeli military forces. They said they felt safer doing that than they did just waiting to be picked off by Muslims in their own city.
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As for Dearborn, it made headlines when an Arab Christian pastor tried to distribute leaflets and was stopped from doing so. Dearborn then passed an unconstitutional law making such things illegal.

Good account here:

dearbornfreepress.com

There’s a notice on all the archived pages saying the DFP has suspended publication while it searches for a new publisher. Given the demographics in that town, it’s amazing they ever got off the ground. Look at the editorial staff, here:

dearbornfreepress.com

Anyway, I remember Dearborn as being part of my learning curve re civilizational jihad. When I searched via Google back then for plastic surgeons doing hymenoplasty procedures in Dearborn, I got A LOT of hits. [I use Duck Duck Go these days so the search wouldn’t have nearly as many hits]

What was intriguing was the nature of the doctors’ ads. They could “restore” virginity during a prospective bride’s lunch hour but she would have to refrain from any “exercise” for several weeks before the wedding. That’s a lucrative field in Dearborn…just look up Dr. Haddad (I think that was his name).

BTW, I did do a Duck Duck Go search for ‘fun’ just now and very near the top was a long ad from a clinic in Belgium…

wellnesskliniek.com

That wouldn’t have come up ten years ago when I did my first search for hymen repair in Dearborn. No doubt there are now enough wealthy Arab women in Dearborn who’d really enjoy a cultural tour in Europe.

Sick. Sick and very sad…how cynical Islam makes its adherents.


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Daniel H on February 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm said:

An important difference is that in the US local criminal justice authorities come down hard on criminal behavior. Homicide, Rape, battery, arson, can get you a decades long prison sentence in Michigan and everywhere else. Even in liberal states and enclaves such as Boston, New York City, San Francisco, prosecutors and judges are quite severe. Extenuating excuses are wooshed right out of the court room. Makes for a huge difference in how Muslim miscreants behave.


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Mongoose on February 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm said:

There are few if any Americans in Dearborne, Mi., the street signs are in arabic, and the police let them police themselves and freely assault the Christians who went to their islamic fair.

They do not assimilate, they self segregate and when numbers permit subjugate.

thinkprogress.org
The street signs suddenly went from English to Arabic. There wasn’t a single English word on any shop or any street sign. And in fact, these little yellow signs were posted all along the edges. Jeremy said to me, ‘this is it. We don’t go past this line.’ And I said to Jeremy, ‘what do you mean? You guys are Detroit Metro. You’re the SWAT team. You can go anywhere you want. What if you get a call over there?’ He said ‘this is it, it’s hazardous for our team if we go past this line.’


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Raduit on February 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm said:

Copied this from another site:

“Below two percent Muslims are well-behaved citizens and cause little apparent trouble for the host society.

At two percent and three percent Muslims begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.

From five percent on Muslims exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They push for the introduction of halal (“clean” by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves—along with threats for failure to comply (United States, Switzerland, Sweden). At this point, Muslims work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, or Islamic law. (England, Netherlands, Philippines).

When Muslims reach 10 percent of the population, they increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris—car burning). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam, Denmark—Mohammed cartoons, murder of Theo van Gogh). ”

Currently, the US: 1%.
Sweden was 5% six years ago (Wiki). Not unreasonable to think that has doubled since because of the massive migration wave, as well as new births. So, 10%. Bingo.


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moray watson on February 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm said:

The biggest difference is the Second Amendment.

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Other explanations?

As mentioned, different demographic profile of Malmo and Dearborn muslims.
For one US has more demanding standards for letting in third worlders, and they have to go through refugee resettlement, as opposed to Sweden's generous asylum granting policy combined with direct smuggling routes to the third world. Some people who would have no chance to legally settle in US have quite decent ones to do so in Sweden.

Speaking of numbers and no-go zones, i think economies of scale might be able to explain something.
100k muslims in 400k city is a different case than 25k muslims in 100k city.
It's even more different when said 400k city is in a 10m country, while the 100k city is in a 330m country, while the 10m country has a much higher percentage of muslims (and deluded left wing non muslims) than the 330m one.
After all, to have an extreme hypothetical example, 100 or even 200 muslims in a 400 person village in a 100 million country would certainly not dare make it a no go zone, doubly so when they are a large portion of muslims in the whole country.


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