Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war – for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted – for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions – to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually – to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed – to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord – To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us – and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789. – Go: Washington
Religious freedom is a natural right. Islamists do not believe in such rights. Pray for Malaysia
Atheists in Malaysia should be “hunted down” as they violate the constitution, a government minister in the increasingly fundamentalist Muslim-majority nation has said.
Shahidan Kassim, who serves in the Prime Minister’s inner circle, called on Islamic scholars to re-educate non-believers.
Apostasy is not a federal crime in Malaysia, but critics say the country’s increasingly conservative trajectory is threatening religious freedoms.
“The [Federal Constitution] does not mention atheists. It goes against the Constitution and human rights,” Mr Kassim said during a press conference.
“I suggest that we hunt them down vehemently and we ask for help to identify these groups.”
The MP for Arau, a town in the far north of Malaysia close to the border with Thailand, said atheists were “misled” and claimed they “don’t want to be atheists but it happens because of the lack of religious education”.
Mr Kassim called on “all muftis [Muslim religious scholars]” to “return them to the faith”.
Faith can never be compulsory. Any religion that forces people to accept its tenets is a failed religion. As I said pray for Malaysia, and every other place where Islamists are forcing their “religion” onto others. Such coercion is inherently evil.
A man wielding a large kitchen knife killed one and wounded four others after storming into a supermarket in the German city of Hamburg.
The attacker is reported to have screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ before running into the Edeka shop where he stabbed one person and slashed at four others while trying to flee.
He was pursued by passers-by who wrestled him to the ground and called the police, who later arrested him.
One officer said there was ‘no valid information on the motive of the attacker’ who has yet to be identified.
Yes, of course. No “valid information” Of course, Germans might have seen this peacefulness before
Germany has been on high alert about the threat of a jihadist attack, especially since last December’s truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the carnage in which a Tunisian rejected asylum seeker and ex-convict, Anis Amri, 24, ploughed the stolen truck through a crowd.
It was Germany’s deadliest attack by an Islamist militant, but not the first
In 2016, the IS group also claimed a suicide bomb attack in the southern city of Ansbach which wounded 15 victims, and an Afghan man’s axe rampage on a train in Bavaria that hurt five, before the perpetrator was shot dead by police.
Public fears about more extremist violence have grown amid Germany’s mass influx of refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan as well as several African countries.
More than one million asylum seekers have arrived in Germany since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the country’s borders in 2015.
Germany’s domestic intelligence service estimates there are about 10,000 radical Islamists in the country, including 1,600 who are considered potentially violent.
In one case of a homegrown attacker, a German teenager identified as 16-year-old Safia S. was in January sentenced to six years of juvenile detention for stabbing a police officer in 2016 ‘to support the Islamic State group’.
Davis, California is a small city in northern California just west of Sacramento, the state capitol. It has a well established Islamic center. The Islamic Center of Davis’s imam is one Ammar Shahin.
Last Friday,Imam Shahin called explicitly for the annihilation of Jews in his sermon. Since it was mostly in Arabic, he felt safe to communicate this kind of bigotry. Unfortunately for him, a video of his sermon slipped out and was translated into English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). These are brief excerpts of the entire two-hour hate fest, but I assure you they are utterly representative of the whole.
Peaceful? That Imam does not speak of peace, but of genocide frankly.
Peaceful? No, propaganda yes. Propaganda designed to inflame Muslims with a sense of victim hood. This is what the Imam in this video is doing. Lying about anti-Muslim conspiracies, and Israeli “massacres”. He is fomenting hatred, and calling for “jihad”. Note he says prayer is not the only thing.
Peaceful? No, radical, dangerous, violent, evil, but not peaceful
JERUSALEM — In an extraordinarily brazen assault early Friday, three Arab citizens of Israel armed with guns and knives killed two Israeli police officers guarding an entrance to Jerusalem’s holiest site for Jews and Muslims, an emotional and volatile focal point of the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Security camera footage showed the armed assailants emerging to attack from within the sacred compound in the Old City of Jerusalem that Jews revere as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Police officers pursued the assailants, who fled back inside the compound and exchanged fire; all three assailants were killed.
Michal Salomon thanked her husband, Elad, for giving his life to save her and their five children from a terrorist with a knife.
The hot, late afternoon air hardly seemed to move as she stood in the cemetery in Modi’in to bid farewell to Elad, 36, his sister Chaya, 46, and her father-in-law, Yosef, 70.
The three members of her family were killed on Friday night when a Palestinian terrorist, dressed as a Sabbath-observant Jew, entered her in-laws’ home in the Halamish settlement.
Her in-laws, Yosef and his wife, Tovah, who was wounded in the attack, were just about to hold a communal Friday night party to celebrate the birth of a grandson.
The attacks can happen anywhere: In a holiday market outside a historic church in Berlin, on the street during a national holiday in France, in an airplane over Scotland or during the first day of school in a small town in Russia.
Sometimes, a plot fails – a detonator malfunctions or authorities make an arrest – and no one is injured.
Other times, an attack leaves a trail of death and destruction that can shake a nation, even a continent. But these incidents are nothing new.
Terrorism in Europe has killed 11,288 people in 18,811 attacks since January 1970, according to the University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism’s Global Terrorism Database, which tracks more than 170,000 foreign and domestic incidents worldwide.
Peaceful? Don’t tell France that
France’s deadliest year for terrorism-related deaths was 2015 with more than 140 deaths from two attacks in Paris.
In January 2015, three men who had ties with al-Qaeda in Yemen and the Islamic State shot and killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.
Ten months later, the country saw its worst terrorist attack in history when members of the Islamic State coordinated a series of shootings and bombings across Paris that left about 130 people dead.
In July 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhel, a Tunisian national, drove a truck into a crowd on the Promenande des Anglais in Nice, killing more than 80 people and injuring hundreds more.
Surely, there are those who will continue to lie, spin, and obfuscate about the causes of terrorism. We have heard all the excuses before. “Oh that is not true Islam”, “Islam teaches peace”, and of course the pathetic cries of “why do they hate us”. We hear Israel, the United States and the West blamed for our “imperialism”. Sure blame the nations that respect human rights and that treat women like people rather than cultures stuck in the seventh century. We have even been told that women in Europe must change to prevent being sexually molested by “migrants” Yes, everyone must change, except of course for the ones responsible. For them there is always an excuse isn’t there?
Frankly the number of terror attacks and honor killings committed in the name of Islam is mind-numbing. No, not all terror attacks are committed by Islamists, but the vast majority are, and it is not even close. No, not all, or even most Muslims are terrorists, or support terrorism. After all the biggest group of victims of terrorism are Muslim. But, we cannot bury our heads in the sand and lie the facts away. The vast majority, and again, it is not even close, of people who commit terrorist acts are Muslims. And, in the end, it will have to be Muslims that put an end to such barbarity. It will have to be Muslims that overthrow states that abet terrorism, and governments that enforce Sharia Law. It saddens me that I do not hear more Muslims saying what I have just said. It sickens me that Western leaders too often ignore the numbers and facts
The City of London has the highest murder rate in the land. While the authorities launch investigations into pork being left at a mosque or a hijab supposedly being torn off, crime continues to rise.
Gun control has worked so wonderfully well that gun crime in London rose 42%. When gun control advocates insist that we should be more like the UK, London’s 2,544 gun crime offenses probably aren’t what they have in mind.
But gun control does work in London after a fashion. Those gang members who can’t lay their hand on a firearm must make do with a sharp blade. Knife crimes in London rose 24% to 12,074 recorded offences. 60 people were stabbed to death last year.
Why? Here’s a hint from the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner. “There are complex social reasons why more young people are carrying knives and this cannot be solved by the police alone.”
Those complex social reasons would seem to involve stabbing other people. But like Islamic terrorism, stabbings in London are one of those things that can’t be solved by the police. Unlike people saying mean things about Muslims on Facebook and Twitter which the Met cops are well equipped to solve.
Still the authorities have been doing their best to tackle stabbings with a knife ban. Carry a knife without a “good reason” and you can get four years in prison. Good reasons for carrying knives include using it as a prop in a production of Romeo and Juliet, taking it to a museum or “religious reasons”. The ban, which covers “sword-sticks”, samurai swords and “zombie knives” that are sold to fight zombies, isn’t working.
But it’s working well enough that many of the gangs responsible for the violence are turning to acid.
Acid attacks in London rose from 162 in 2012 to 454 last year. There have already been 199 acid attacks this year. Five acid attacks just happened in London in the space of little more than an hour.
Newham is the London borough with the highest number of acid attacks. It also has the second highest percentage of Muslims in the UK. 398 acid attacks occurred in 5 years in the area named as “the most ethnically diverse district in England and Wales”. 33% of Newham consists of non-UK passport holders.
But surely that’s some sort of random coincidence.
Except that the place with the third highest number of acid attacks is Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets is a Muslim no-go zone. It has one of the smallest native British populations in the country. 35% of the population is Muslim. Most of those are Bangladeshis with a healthy sprinkling of Somalis.
There were 84 acid attacks in what has been dubbed “The Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets”.
Also, entirely by coincidence, Bangladesh has the highest rate of acid attacks in the world. But if anyone suggests that these two statistics are related, the Met police will investigate them for hate crimes.
The second highest acid attack location in London was Barking and Dagenham, a growing Muslim enclave which elected its first Muslim mayor whose plans include holding an Islamic festival “for the whole community—regardless of religion”.
Barking is a wonderful place where you have the choice to be Muslim or Muslim. Regardless of religion.
The native British population made up 80% of Barking in 2001. Now it’s fallen to less than half. According to the 2011 census figures, “All religious groups have increased except for Christian and Jewish religions”. This was where Islamists brandished signs reading, “British soldiers go to hell”.
Now why in the world might Barking be a haven for acid attacks?
Fifth on the acid list is Redbridge where the native British population fell by 40,844 in a decade. The last census showed British and Irish natives fleeing Redbridge while Pakistanis and Bangladeshis stormed in. The Christian and Jewish population fell while the Muslim population rose 11%. So did the acid attacks.
Pakistan has one of the highest rate of acid attacks in the world. It lags behind Bangladesh. But fortunately Redbridge boasts a diversity of both Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. And acid attacks.
But surely this is yet another unfathomable coincidence. Like 2 + 2 equaling 4.
Hackney, sixth on the list, was where a Sharia patrol pal of the Muslim beheaders of British soldier Lee Rigby, posted videos boasting “British people will never be safe on the streets of London.”
They certainly aren’t safe in Hackney.
What is the saying? There are none so blind as those who will not see? We are seeing the results of this willful blindness by Western governments more clearly every day.
Two things must happen. First the West must wake up and grasp that allowing unchecked immigration of Muslims is a very bad idea. Compassion is wonderful, but it must be applied with wisdom and a sense of reality. But will we wake up?
Secondly, Muslims must take the lead in the reformation of their faith. If they tell us that terrorism is not the Islamic way then they must speak and reject it, and they must do so loudly. They must do the same with Sharia Law. Clearly the religion of Islam must cleanse itself.
The question is can it?
The media has told us repeatedly that ever since the election, there has been an epidemic of violence by Trump supporters against groups favored by liberals, particularly Muslims, blacks, and homosexuals. This narrative has relied heavily on hoaxes. In reality, it is the Trump supporters who have been targeted for violence. This flier was found on a distribution box for The Daily Tar Heel at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill:
Be careful out there folks. Understand how far some will carry political hatred
Leave it to Fritz to find this
Back in 2000, I took a cruise, and, I spent some time at a bar on the ship. I also gambled, if any overly social Conservatives wish to condemn me. But, the bartender at this bar was from Indonesia, she was very cute, and, worked on the ship with her husband, I believe his name was Lucky Bastard or something. He was, like her from Indonesia. In my conversations with her, I asked her what Indonesia was like. She said it had so much natural beauty, but for her, it was no longer home. Her exact words have stayed with me. She said that Indonesia had been ruined by Muslims, and she, nor her husband wished ever to return. In short, Sharia Law has stolen her beloved homeland. I will never forget the deep, unspoken sadness in her eyes.
In short, and allow me to be very clear here. Sharia Law is evil, inhumane, and absolutely incompatible with Western values, and liberty. Some examples
And yes, dear Feminists, it is women who are hardest hit Yet you remain silent? WTF?
Allow me to repeat. Sharia Law has no place in any civilized society
After seeing “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” on a car he was dispatched to tow, Kenneth Shupe “very politely” told the woman in the car that he wouldn’t tow her because she was “obviously a socialist” and should “call the government” to give her a tow.
Shupe, owner of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, S.C., told the local Fox station, WHNS-TV, he has decided to stop servicing Bernie Sanders supporters because they stiff him on payment.
“[In] every business dealing in recent history with a socialist-minded person, I have not gotten paid,” Shupe told WHNS-TV. “Every time I deal with these people I get ‘Berned’ with an ‘e’ not a ‘u’.”…
Man Seeks Restraining Order Against God – Times Of Israel
An Israeli man has petitioned the Haifa Magistrate’s Court for a restraining order against God, claiming the Almighty has been particularly unkind to him.
The initiator of the request, a resident of the northern port city, represented himself in court, the Walla news site reported on Wednesday.
A protocol of the hearing noted that God did not turn up for the session, although it did not specify how the court determined the Omnipresent was not in fact there, as opposed to merely exercising the right to remain silent.
The petitioner, who was not named in the report, noted that he had tried to obtain the restraining order from police for the past three years but that police had merely sent a patrol car to his home on 10 occasions.
He argued that over a three-year period God, had exhibited a seriously negative attitude toward him, although details of just what divine mischief he had borne the brunt of were not mentioned in the report…
Crooked Hillary & Bill Force Family To Pay A Million Bucks For Father’s Freedom – Mad World News
Cooked Hillary Clinton is nothing but a money-grubbing liar. Along with her hubby Bill, the Clintons appear to have forced a family to pay cash for their father’s freedom, shockingly preying on their fellow Americans in need. The Clintons head a sick criminal network , proof positive they’re common prostitutes, taking advantage of a suffering American family.
Nima Taghavi, an Iranian-American businessman, found himself in dire straits after learning the Iranians imprisoned his father. The elderly Taghavi was visiting family, when a simple kind gesture, giving a distant family friend $200, turned into a nightmare.
Taghavi’s father, Reza, was placed under arrest after the man he gave the money was found to be a terrorist with connections to a group that blew up a mosque in Shiraz…
Germany Funds Classes To Teach Migrants To Pick Up Girls, Provides ‘Sex Tips’ Booklets – Breitbart
A new video shows how the German government is funding a program teaching migrants how to flirt with German girls.
Released on YouTube, the clip shows what so-called integration classes for migrants in Germany really look like. A youth centre in the town of Eichstatt is helping migrants to integrate in a very bizarre way, by showing them how to effectively flirt with and hit on German women.
The clip starts by showing several migrants in a room with a few German girls, all of whom appear to be very young. The migrants are being taught how to flirt with a German called called Jenny.
The leader of the project Christian Zech encourages the migrants to attempt to use their best pick up lines on the girl but at first many of them seem too shy.
“The majority doesn’t have a clue how to approach the opposite sex in this country,” Zechs told Bayerischer Rundfunk television…
Three-Time Deportee Arrested Again For Failing To Register As Sex Offender – American Mirror
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are touting the capture of an illegal immigrant who has repeatedly re-entered the country to rape young girls as the agency’s “profound and positive impact on overall public safety.”
ICE agents arrested Mexican national Sergio Amador-Olive, 37, at his home in Salt Lake City for failing to register as a sex offender, according to an ICE statement that described the repeat border jumper as a “priority for immigration enforcement.”
Amador-Olive – whose body is a tattooed collage of young girls in seductive poses mixed with creepy clowns and religious figures – was first convicted of impregnating a 15-year-old girl and removed from the U.S. in April 2003…
The Insane Hidden Tax Burden Quietly Eating Up Your Paycheck – John Gray
There are few things I dislike more than paying taxes. As Americans, a third of all your hard earned dollars is confiscated by the U.S. government. Most of us get to determine what we do with our money – but not when it comes to taxes.
However, there is the argument that taxes are a function of our democratic system. Those taxes are the result of laws implemented by freely elected representatives. If anything, we – the voters – are as much to blame for the muddied tax codes as are the nitwit politicians we elect.
But not all taxes feel Constitutional, and not all taxes are the result of our representative government – particularly the taxes paid in the form of regulatory costs. Regulations increase the cost of everything – including the cost of our housing, clothing and food. In fact, they even impact our wages. What makes this form of tax so nefarious is that rarely do our elected representatives get to have a say in the matter; rather, America’s regulatory state is overseen by an authoritarian administrative state, ruled by unelected bureaucrats.
Nobel Prize economist, F.A. Hayek lamented the dangers of these unelected bureaucrats, which he called the “public administration movement,” in his book The Constitution of Liberty. Hayek believed these bureaucrats were often antagonistic, if not ignorant of, the rule of law, directing “[T]heir heaviest attacks against the traditional safeguards of individual liberty, such as the rule of law, constitutional restraints, judicial review and the conception of a “fundamental law.””…