Monday, November 27, 2017

Ahmadi Muslims Expose Extremist Conference in Virginia

Gary Fouse
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The Ahmadiya branch of Islam is considered heretical by mainstream Muslims because they believe in a latter day prophet from the 19th century. Therefore, the branch, which was founded in the British colony of India and mostly  centered in present-day Pakistan, is badly persecuted in that country and other Muslim countries where they reside. The Ahmadiyas have a good record when it comes to not being involved in terrorism. While the do subscribe to the Koran and revere Mohammad, along with the Sufis, they offer some hope of a peaceful coexistence between religions. Unfortunately, they are a small minority.

On November 18, Ahmadis managed to infiltrate a fund raiser featuring a speech by a Pakistani cleric in Springfield, Virginia. What they came away with is evidence of the type of thinking against non-Muslims (and Ahmadiyas) that has no place in America. The Ahmadiyas have posted this report in their newspaper, Rabwah Times.

https://www.rabwah.net/american-islamists-hold-fundraiser-virginia/

"We went undercover to report on the day-long event which was organized by two U.S. registered charities, Idara Dawat-O-Irshad and Khatme Nubuwwat Center, both of which enjoy IRS tax-exempt status."

"The event’s keynote speaker was Habib-ur-Rehman Ludhianvi, a visiting Islamic cleric from Pakistan. In a 2016 piece, Ludhianvi who serves as the editor of monthly Millia magazine claimed that America was behind the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto."

“Have all Muslim lawyers died, why cant they learn and understand U.S. laws and then go present their case in front of the judge and explain that Qadianis [Ahmadis] are disrespecting Islam……..Islam is our faith and they [Ahmadis] are portraying their religious beliefs as Islamic beliefs ……. it should be made criminal for them to do so”

"During a Question and Answer session, Pakistani speaker Habib-ur-Rehman Ludhianvi warned the U.S. Government to “stop giving refuge to the adherents of the Qadiani faith [Ahmadis]” who he claimed were worse than Jews & Christians."

It seems there was a heavy Pakistani influence in this gathering.

Here is another report from an Ahmadi Muslim who attended. It appears in the Huffington Post.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/at-an-extremist-rally-near-nations-capital-armed_us_5a10e147e4b0e6450602ebbb

I hope somebody in law enforcement is taking note.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ex-Chancellor of UC Berkeley Returns as Professor


Hat tip Daily Californian


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Nicholas Dirks as UCB chancellor


http://www.dailycal.org/2017/11/15/former-chancellor-returns-to-the-campus-after-controversial-chancellorship/


Nicholas Dirks, the feckless former chancellor of UC Berkeley, is returning as a history professor. His topic? The history of the university. (Not clear if it is the history of UCB or universities in general). As the Daily Californian points out not all of those people in the department are thrilled, but they won't speak out publicly. (I thought UC Berkeley was the capital of free speech.)

It is also not clear if Dirks will get his custom-made escape hatch built into his classroom in the event of unruly students or protesters. That's what he had in his office when he was chancellor.

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"That was a close one."

Hillary Clinton Still Playing the Blame Game

Gary Fouse
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Image result for norma desmond
"-Lights. Camera. Action."

-"Your audience is waiting, Madame President."

- "It was the Russians. Yes. It was the Russians. 
But I know what I'll do. I'll write another book."


Hillary Clinton is still, out there pimping her latest book and blaming the Russians and everybody else for her loss. In her latest interview with Mother Jones (the blog not the real person, of whom there must be tens of millions), Hillary once again laid blame on the Russians. She also blamed voter intimidation, which means she is lamenting the loss of all those crucial votes from illegal aliens and dead people.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/17/hillary-clinton-questions-legitimacy-trumps-victory-in-2016-election.html#

Aside from being crooked, corrupt and dishonest, Hillary Clinton is also a very sick and demented woman. She has no idea just how badly she comes across as a sore loser. It's a wonder that anyone still wants to interview her and listen to the same sad story. I guess they figure if Hillary thinks up someone else to blame for her loss, they'll get a scoop.

As it is, Clinton is staring to remind me of Norma Desmond in the old movie, Sunset Blvd.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Is This Racist?


Gary Fouse
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                                                                                                            "Boo"


It looks like UC Berkeley is on the lookout for......well, something even though no crime has been committed. It seems that some rascal put up posters in the dead of night that read (viewer warning) "It's OK to be white". The Daily Californian has the "disturbing" story.

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/11/07/okay-white-posters-found-uc-berkeley/

It's refreshing to note that the campus police got it right for once. This is no hate crime because no other group was singled out. Given the current anti-white climate on college campuses, this seems a pretty innocuous way to point it out as being wrong. Maybe it's just another way to say to non-white students that white people are really not their enemy. Yet, it is clear that some snowflakes (no pun intended) on campus are offended. Their preferred message is that it is not OK to be white. Imagine if a poster read, "It's not OK to be black/brown/Asian", etc.

Monday, October 30, 2017

UCLA' s Daily Bruin and the Meaning of Fascism

Gary Fouse
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"Hat tip" Daily Bruin




As a frequent reader of campus newspapers online, I usually tend to go easy on student writers.Yet, it is disturbing to read the intellectual rot that fills the pages of so many campus publications. They are a mirror of what is going on in campus life. Those professors who teach journalism should hang their heads in embarrassment at what student journalists are putting out.

One of the worst campus papers I have seen is UC Berkeley's Daily Californian. UCLA's Daily Bruin is not much better. In the current edition of the Daily Bruin, there is an op-ed that I have chosen to cross-post here not to embarrass the writer or single her out for any backlash. I post it here to illustrate how absurd the discourse is at the university level. The writer accuses the Trump administration of being fascist in nature. That is a silly charge in that if it were true, she would not be able to write such an article. She also reveals her own intolerance to opposing views in the article.

http://dailybruin.com/2017/10/24/submission-intolerant-policies-warrant-nonviolent-protests-not-civil-discourse/

*As is my wont, I have added a couple of reader comments. The longest one is pending editorial moderation.

One thing that is encouraging is that reader comments often show common sense and take issue with articles like this. The problem is that it is difficult to know if the readers who comment are students or community members.

*Update: Apparently, the DB has seen fit not to publish my longer comment. I have re-submitted it. Here it is in case it is censored again.

"If this were a fascist state, you would already be in jail for writing this absurd piece. Instead you are free to write such nonsense. That is because you live in the freest country in the world. In addition, your reference to Nazi Germany is silly. The Germans were not able to rise up and remove Hitler from power because they were living in a total police state where dissent was crushed. Within weeks of taking power, the Social Democrats and Communists were rounded up and thrown in camps like Dachau where they were held under brutal conditions. The rest is history. Read the story of Hans and Sophie Scholl, Munich university students who were arrested distributing anti-war posters. Within three days they were put on trial in a kangaroo court, convicted and guillotined. You cannot compare the Trump administration to that. It is not fascist to oppose illegal immigration. I myself am married to a Mexican, but I oppose illegal immigration. I support legal immigration for anyone who assimilates and embraces our traditions and values of freedom and democracy. Similarly, it is not fascist or homophobic to oppose gender neutral restrooms and same sex marriage. Moreover your characterization of the Trump administration as white supremacists is unfair and inaccurate. Finally, by your own language, you show your own fascist tendencies. You oppose the right of speech for those with whom you disagree. That is fascist itself. So go ahead and protest all you like. That is your right. However, when you disrupt and try to shut down the speech of others, you are being a fascist yourselves. The society you wish to bring about would be totally fascist because it would not tolerate the same dissent that you freely exercise. I hope you will keep a copy of your article in a safe space (no pun intended) so you can take it out 20-30 years from now and re-read it. Hopefully, you will have enough sense then to realize just how silly you sound now."


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Berkeley Braces for Hurricane Free Speech

Gary Fouse
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This article first appeared in New English Review Review.



Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro was able to complete his speech at the University of California  last week thanks to the campus and Berkeley police shedding their potted plant costumes and ensuring that free speech was actually possible. Now comes the big storm. September 24-27 has been declared Free Speech Week as conservative speakers will be attempting to exercise their constitutional rights. Not surprisingly, the far-left is trying to shut it down-violently if necessary, while the university tries to shut it down with red tape and security fees.

Acting in the spirit of education, over 132 Berkeley professors signed a letter asking students to stay off campus during the above days and skip classes. Neat. I suggest students leave campus permanently since they are not getting an education anyway. They can be just as well indoctrinated sitting at home on their computers.

Judging from the announcement (linked above), it's pretty much an all star cast. One of the lesser-known speakers is a young lady to watch. Ariana Rowlands is a former president of the UC Irvine campus Republicans, a real burr under the saddle of UCI administrators. Here is what she says on Facebook about how college administrators are attempting to keep conservative speakers off campuses.

"The newest college administration trick to stop a conservative speaker from speaking at their campus is to pretend like they're going to be cooperative with the event and make empty promises to bring the student group's guard down. Then, just when event details need to be finalized, the administration completely flips the script by digging up arbitrary reasons as to why the previously agreed to contractual requirements cannot be fulfilled and gives new, completely unacceptable requirements that must be met by a fast-approaching deadline or else they say they'll be forced to cancel the event. Colleges across California are attempting this. Sad! They will lose!"

Ariana should know. She went through this with the UC Irvine administrators when she was bringing Milo Yiannapoulos to UCI. They attempted to suspend the College Republicans for a year over some security misunderstanding. They were forced to back down when a national furor arose. In the end, the College Republicans made the UCI administration look like a bunch of boobs.

For those who care about free speech, the eyes of the nation will be on Berkeley September 24-27. No doubt the forces of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and a few Palestinian flags will show up and make their voices heard. If the cops elect to show a low profile (their preference) and once again assume the position of potted plants, there will be violence. It will not come from the organizers and supporters of the events.

How ironic that conservatives have to put up big security fees when it is the other side that poses the threat of violence. It reminds me of the old Mafia protection racket where store owners had to pay Vinnie and Sluggo money every month to be "protected"-from them.




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

It's Hillary Time

Gary Fouse
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Hat tip Gossip Cop


"Buy my book, Everybody !"


Hillary Clinton is back, refreshed and in full PR mode. Her latest book, "What Happened", full of excuses about all the people and forces that took the election from her. Today she was on The View. Typical Hillary stuff. Sympathetic audience and softball questions from the panel with the exception of  Jedediah Bila. Even Bila disappointed me. Easy questions with no followup to destroy Hillary's lying answers. And Hillary was in full lying mode. She even had the gonads to talk about the need to fully investigate all those Trump scandals blithely ignoring the obvious fact that her own greatly outnumber any scandals attributable to Trump.

Next up is the Big Interview with Anderson Cooper, which promises to be more obscene than Anderson's infamous duos with Kathy Griffin.

She is the woman who will never go away.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Muslims Want McDonalds Workers Fired Over Bacon

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"It's Bacon!"


The head of CAIR in Alabama is demanding that workers in a McDonalds restaurant in Decatur be fired because 14 Muslims found pieces of bacon in their chicken sandwiches.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/08/02/muslim-family-says-mcdonalds-employees-deliberately-hid-bacon-in-mcchicken-sandwiches.html

Where to begin? If this was done deliberately, it shouldn't have been, but how do you prove the allegation? Secondly, does this McDonalds advertise its meats as being halal? If not, why would Muslims order any meat there in the first place? Something doesn't add up.

To me, even if there was bacon in the sandwiches, this looks like deliberate CAIR-style intimidation here-another attempt to get our society to bend to their will and their values.

A Must Read: Stealth Invasion

Gary Fouse
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Hat tip Creeping Sharia and Investigative Project on Terrorism




“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions.” 
-From The Explanatory Memorandum

The blog, Creeping Sharia, has a piece tonight on an important new book. It is called Stealth Invasion by Leo Hohmann and describes the mass migration of Muslims into the West.

https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/stealth-invasion/



The book argues (and I concur) that this is part of a plan originated by the Muslim Brotherhood. The plan is to implant Islam upon the West through mass migration and demographic change. It is not about assimilating into American society, rather "destroying the Western Civilization from within". This is from a document called the Explanatory Memorandum seized in 2004 by the FBI and used as a government exhibit in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, which involved Islamic charities diverting money to Middle East terror groups. The letter, which was addressed to the "North American Brothers" and had an address list that included many US Islamic organizations-including the Muslim Student Association, outlined the duties of the North American Brothers to undermine US civilization and lay the groundwork for Islam to be supplanted upon the West. It was not about blowing up bombs or killing people. It was using our system, institutions, and laws to subvert us while working for demographic change and acceptance of Islam. The Islamization of the US.

Civilizational Jihad


The problem, which is noted in the above link, is that too many of these people arriving have values that are opposed to our own. The leadership of most of the major Islamic organizations in the US, like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, ICNA and others, have demonstrated that their goals and visions do not coincide with ours. There is an agenda, which is to gradually supplant American  freedoms with Islamic values and sharia law. Yes, it is a long-term project, but the roots have been firmly planted. Look at what is happening in Europe today.

I highly recommend this book, and I will be getting it myself.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Good News: MPAC Loses DHS Grant



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Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism and Karen Lugo for passing this on


The Muslim Public Affairs Council is another one of those phony moderate Islamic organizations in the US that poses as moderates. In reality, they are a front for the Muslim Brotherhood. Their CEO, Salam al Marayati, is a phony moderate who once told me there was no death penalty in Islam for apostasy (a lie). Under the Obama administration, this organization participated in a giant ruse with the government called, "Countering Violent Extremism", which relied on mosques and groups like MPAC to root out the "violent extremists" in their own community and train them to be good little citizens. Now the Trump administration has wisely withdrawn funding from MPAC.

https://www.investigativeproject.org/6333/dhs-denies-grant-to-islamic-radicalization

As the article aptly points out, MPAC is one of law enforcement's biggest critics when it comes to catching terrorists in the US. Depending on MPAC and the imams and mosques to identify and cure would be terrorists (as opposed to identifying them and notifying police) is like expecting elephants to pass the peanuts.

This entire Countering Violent Extremism program should be halted and replaced with something more sensible like monitoring extremist mosques.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today's Shooting in Alexandria, Virginia

Gary Fouse
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Is this a case of the chickens coming home to roost? Perhaps.

It is always tricky to assign the blame for an act of violence on rhetoric unless the words and violence happen in immediate concert. But we have a 66-year-old man who took a rifle to a park where congressional Republicans were practicing for a traditional baseball game against Democrats. Once he confirmed that the men on the field were Republicans he began shooting and wounded five before being taken out by Capitol Police. As I write, Congressman Steve Scalise (R) is in critical condition.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/14/virginia-gop-baseball-practice-shooting-multiple-people-shot.html

As a side note, this appears to the the second recent case of assault with a deadly weapon by a Bernie Sanders supporter. The other incident was in Portland, Oregon, where a white nationalist stabbed two people to death who intervened when he was berating a couple of Muslim women. Do we condemn all Sanders supporters for this violence or the senator himself? Of course not, but the left needs to take a hard look at itself in their collective mirrors. .

We should also take a close look at the rhetoric by Democrats and the media when it comes to President Trump and his supporters. Maxine Waters, in particular, has used rhetoric that-at least last Sunday in Los Angeles- bordered on inciting insurrection, in my view. CNN has surpassed even MSNBC in its daily, non-stop demonization of Trump. Their reporting is reckless and often inaccurate. They have their first amendment right and criticizing the president is a healthy part of American democracy. What is not healthy is throwing objectivity to the wind and painting the president and his team as inherently evil people who must be removed from power. As an example, this issue of Trump team collusion with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton is being beaten to death even though the investigators have publicly stated they have found no evidence of such collusion.

Donald Trump has his share of flaws, but being an evil man is not one of them as he is being portrayed. Many of his subordinates, most notably Steve Bannon, have been unjustly called Nazis and other names.

We are a badly divided nation, and many on the right do not speak or act for me. But this latest act of violence, coupled with the rise of ANTIFA, is very troubling. Would it surprise anyone if President Trump were one day the target of an assassination attempt? I well remember the last one ( I was 18 when Kennedy was assassinated.) In my opinion, this nation has never recovered from the shock. It seems we have been going downhill ever since. Now we face an enemy every bit as evil as Nazism. That is radical Islam, which seeks to destroy us and our freedoms. More than ever we need to come together as a nation and set aside these political and ethnic differences which are being magnified out of all proportion.




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Islamic Terrorism: It Is Time for Drastic Measures in the West

Gary Fouse
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The more we learn from Britain and other European countries, the more outrageous it gets. Just in the past few days, an Afghan refugee who was supposed to be deported back to Afghanistan after he set an apartment complex on fire, stabbed a 5-year-old girl to death while wounding the mother and a 6-year old daughter. The once intelligent Germans decided not to deport him back to Afghanistan because it would be too dangerous for him. (He claimed he converted to Christianity. If so, I guess he missed the part of "Thou shalt not kill".)

Meanwhile in Londonistan, we learn the names of the three attackers who committed the last atrocity on London Bridge. Not only do we learn that one or two of them were "on the British radar", but that (of course) they were living on welfare while waving those black flags with the shahada on them that resemble ISIS flags.

This latest British case is instructive. British intelligence and police reportedly have some three thousand hard core terror suspects they are attempting to monitor in-country. In addition, there are some 20,000 other lesser suspects who they simply don't have the manpower and resources to effectively monitor.

Meanwhile, the migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers keep on coming, mostly from Middle Eastern and African countries and mostly Muslim. Nobody knows who they are, but they are mostly young, unaccompanied males in their 20s. What could possibly go wrong? They are arriving by the thousands almost weekly in Italy, Africans being picked up by NGO ships off the coast of Libya and delivered to  Italian ports. They disembark and are escorted to housing centers in various parts of the country. The Italian people are besides themselves. Their leaders don't care. It's the same in Germany, where rapes, knife attacks, and flat out terror attacks have plagued the country. And the once-efficient Germans have no idea what to do. Anybody who speaks out against these insane policies-fully supported by the EU- risks being prosecuted.

Before the problem can be fixed, the Europeans and Americans/Canadians need to face certain realities. The problem is Islam. It is not a perversion of Islam. It is Islam in its purest form as preached by the Prophet Mohammad. Most Muslims in the West may be peaceful, secular, and law abiding, but when you add up those who support the ideals of the terrorists-albeit quietly- or long for an Islamic caliphate living under sharia law- the percentage of problematical Muslims increases drastically.

Once we realize that this Muslim wave will eventually overtake the West, we face the choice: Submit or survive as free societies. It is not a matter of the presence of people who will change our demographic makeup. It is the presence of a wave of people, some of whom want to change our way of life, take away our freedoms of speech and religion, or simply kill us. How many terrorist attacks on our people must we endure? This is war, and we need to recognize it as such.

The main steps the West must take immediately are:

1 Stop the bleeding and close the borders. At the same time, those who have entered illegally must be sent back to their country of origin. Those who are "on the radar" must be rounded up and at the least deported. I support President Trump's travel ban. I have said it before, and I will say it again. Nobody has the constitutional right to enter our country. If we excluded communists in the past, we can exclude those with another ideology that stands against our freedoms and values.

2 Countries like Britain are considering revoking the citizenship of terrorists. They should do it, and we should do it. Many of our "home-grown" terrorists are immigrants who obtained citizenship (and in some cases, are born in the West). If they are naturalized, it can be shown that they lied on the immigration papers when they swore under oath that they did not subscribe to any belief in subverting our freedoms.

3  Instead of closing GITMO, it should remain open, and more should be opened and run by our allies.

4 This leads me to an even more drastic measure, and I want to explain it carefully. In the US, this may well require a suspension of Habeus Corpus, but we should not expect the FBI to try and monitor the activities of Islamic suspects who, by the FBI's own admission, are located in all 50 states. Those who have been identified as radicalized and involved with terrorist groups or planning to make an attack should be picked up and either prosecuted, detained, or deported back to country of origin. When I say detained, I mean GITMO detained.

But here is an important point: I am not advocating that every Muslim in our country be picked up. I have said many times that innocent Muslims must be protected. We have to focus on the ones who want to do us harm. Our country made a grievous error after Pearl Harbor when Japanese and Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were interned. To intern innocent Muslims who may be secular or have no intent to harm us would be an injustice.  Similarly, there are many well-established Muslims in Europe, such as Turks in Germany or North Africans in France, who are working and living peacefully. I am not talking about them. Yes, members of their respective communities have been radicalized and have committed terrorist acts. But here again, I am talking about people that the police and intelligence agencies have identified. I am talking about those immigrants who have committed previous crimes and not been deported like the Afghan in Germany who just killed that 5-year-old child.

All this may require a changing of some laws depending on each country. It is also a question of will. Do we really care enough about our traditions of freedom and protection for women and gays, or are we really ready to surrender them to the Islamists and jihadis in our midst? Are we really ready to accept terrorist attacks on our soil-against our citizens as part of everyday life? I say no.

Kick them out and keep them out. It is a matter of life and death.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Texas A&M Professor Advocates Killing Whites-in Class

Gary Fouse
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Hat tip Campus Reform


Tommy Curry
(Photo by Campus Watch)


This is as bad as it gets. This goes far beyond race hucksters talking about white privilege on campus. Here we have a black professor named Tommy Curry advocating the killing of whites He does it on the air in an interview, and he does it in class.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32688/


Here is an article by the campus paper, The Battalion.

If we were talking about slaves rising up and killing their white masters, I would not have a problem. This is not the time of slavery. This idiot apparently thinks it is because he brings his crazy ideas into the modern day.

In my view advocating murder of a particular race is not free speech. They may not find a prosecutor willing to bring criminal charges, but if Texas A&M doesn't fire this dangerous man, every student should withdraw and every donor should stop giving money. If the president doesn't have the gonads to fire this man, then he should go too.

For a decade now I have been stating and writing that if campus anti-semitism is not dealt with by our universities, we are going to eventually see a Jewish student murdered on a college campus. After reading this, I have to conclude that if this "white privilege" nonsense isn't nipped in the bud by universities, we will see the murder of a white student on a campus simply for the reason that he or she is white.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lee Baca Sentenced to 3 Years

Gary Fouse
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"Heigh ho, heigh ho
It's off to jail I go"


Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced this week to three years in prison  on a corruption conviction based on his attempts to thwart an FBI investigation into abuses at his county jail.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-baca-sentenced-jail-sheriff-corruption-20170512-story.html

I have no sympathy for Baca. Not only did he abuse his power and corrupt his office, he was  also an apologist for radical imams and mosques in Southern California. He was an ally of organizations like CAIR and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, appearing at their events and helping spread the lie that sharia law was no threat to our own laws. This is something I personally observed back in 2012 in Garden Grove.

Baca was a disgrace to law enforcement. The cell door cannot shut quickly enough on him.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

My Exchange of Letters With UC Irvine

Gary Fouse
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Below is a response to my letter of today to UC Irvine regarding the "Standing Rock Is Everywhere" event. It comes from Dr. Thomas Parham, UCI's vice chancellor for student affairs, who originated the New Narratives program, which sponsored the event.


Mr. Fouse: 
 
Thank you for your note and for attending the New Narratives forum. Reviews on 
that program were very positive even as we understand that attendees and even 
panelists may agree or disagree with the assertions being advanced and opinions 
being offered by the various speakers. 
 
The purpose of the New Narratives series when I developed it was to create a 
forum where issues of race, gender, identity, oppression, social justice, etc. 
could become topics of critical discourse and analysis. That is what we intend 
to deliver in those NN forums. Also, while I do take occasional license to 
suggest a speaker, the speakers are primarily invited by a committee of students 
and staff from across the university. In light of your recommendations, I will 
make sure that those are forwarded to the committee for their consideration. 
 
Thank you again for your message. 
 
Dr. Parham 
 
Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D 
Vice Chancellor Student Affairs 
University of California Irvine 
Irvine, California. 92697 

www.vcsa.uci.edu 
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Here is my response:







Dr. Parham 
 
Thank you for your response. Since the purpose of New Narratives is to treat 
these issues with critical discourse and analysis, it seems that having 
conservative speakers would be essential in order to provide the students with 
balance enabling them to come up with their own conclusions. How can there be 
critical discourse and analysis when only one side of an issue is presented? 
 
I would be grateful if you could advise me as to the committee's decision on 
inviting Dr Sowell or Mr. Elder to speak at UCI. 
 
 
Thank you again for your response. 
 
 
Gary Fouse 
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Open Letter to UC Irvine Re: Standing Rock Is Everywhere Event

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


In connection with my previous post regarding the Standing Rock is Everywhere event at UC Irvine on April 18, I have sent the below letter to the university and elected leaders expressing my concern.



April 26, 2017

Dear Dr Parham et al

My name is Gary Fouse, and I am a former part-time teacher in the UC Irvine Extension (1998-2016). Last week, I attended an event sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs “New Narratives” program and the Cross Cultural Center. It was entitled “Standing Rock Is Everywhere” and consisted of several panelists, who spoke not only about the Standing Rock pipeline issue but many other issues as well. Frankly, I was appalled at the negative perspectives given to UCI students by these speakers as it pertains to our country and our society (as well as Canada). Given the fact that the event was sponsored by the university, I wonder whether UCI was putting its official imprimatur on the views expressed.

I fully understand the dark chapters in our nation’s history and am old enough to remember some of them. I also understand the first amendment right of those speakers to express their opinions. But I do not share the negative opinions expressed toward our country as it is today or some of our leaders who were mentioned. For example, I do not believe Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a racist as was implied by one of the speakers.

I also found it offensive that a panelist (Janaya Khan) who has just moved to the US from Canada would open her remarks by saying that “she had picked the wrong time to move south of the border” then go on to trash this country. I also found the expression she used, “Christian patriarchy” equally offensive. I could go on, but you can read my reactions in full at the below link.


My real purpose in writing, however, is to inquire whether the “New Narratives” program has in the past or is willing in the future to sponsor a speaker or speakers with a more positive perspective on America as well as provide opposing viewpoints on the North Dakota pipeline and other issues brought up by your panel covered in the above event. I should add that I posed this question to Dr Abby Reyes before I left the event. While I don’t feel I got a particularly clear answer, she informed me that New Narratives was set up after the unfortunate “black face” incident on campus a couple of years back and was designed to give a voice to “marginalized students”. She also told me that suggested speakers are considered by a New Narratives panel and referred me to the vice chancellor’s office for further information.

Therefore, in the interest of providing UCI students and the community with other perspectives on these issues, I would like to respectfully propose a couple of speakers for your consideration (specifically for the New Narratives). First of all, I would like to propose Los Angeles-based talk show host Larry Elder, an African-American conservative. Secondly, I would like to propose Dr Thomas Sowell, who I believe recently retired from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is also a well-known African-American conservative. I can think of several other worthy speakers, but I will leave it with these two at this time.

In my view, university students deserve to be exposed to all sides of issues not just some. I don’t deny the rights of the above speakers to have their say, but I seriously question whether universities today are committed to giving a fair hearing to other voices.  I eagerly await your response to my suggestions.


Sincerely,


Gary Fouse

Cc
Dr. Howard Gillman, Chancellor
Dr. Douglas Haynes, Director, Cross Cultural Center
Dr. Abby Reyes
US Rep. Mimi Walters
State Senator John Moorlach
State Assembly Rep. Steven Choi
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I will keep you advised of any responses I get (or don't get).





Friday, April 14, 2017

Detroit Doctor Charged With Performing Female Genital Mutilations

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip The Blaze

“The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country,” she added in a statement, “and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”


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A doctor in Detroit has been charged for performing female genital mutilations. She is an emergency room physician named Jamana Nagarwala. She is facing federal charges.


http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/13/detroit-doctor-arrested-for-performing-female-genital-mutilation/

I can only pray that this story is widely publicized. This practice has encroached upon Europe. It is done behind closed doors. In other cases, young girls are sent back to the family's country of origin to have the procedure performed. No doubt some families here have sent their daughters back to the old country for the same purpose. Now this.

These girls are entitled to the same protections we all enjoy here in America. I am heartened that the new DOJ is prosecuting this. I doubt the Obama DOJ would have brought charges.

Friday, April 7, 2017

"Blue Lives Matter" Speaker Disrupted at UCLA and Claremont College

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip The College Fix



"No justice-no peace"


Heather MacDonald, author of the 2016 book, The War on Cops" was invited to speak this week at UCLA on Wednesday and Claremont College on Thursday. Both events were loudly disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters.

The College Fix has posted voeos of both incidents. (The UCLA event is linked in the below article.)

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32050/

(Remind me to post a Blue Lives Matter flag on this site.)

This is so typical of the know-nothing mentality on our campuses. All it takes is a couple of professional anarchists to show up on campus with bullhorns, and the minds of mush fall in line like a scene out of the Pied Piper of Hamlin.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Garland Attack and Some Incredible Assertions

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


In May 2015 two Muslim men drove from Phoenix to Garland, Texas (outside Dallas). Their intent was to attack a Draw Mohammad event and kill as many attendees as they could. Instead, they were shot and killed by security police as they attempted to charge into the facility.

CNN's Anderson Cooper has now come out with a TV presentation this week that alleges that an undercover FBI agent had been involved with the suspects and was actually riding in a car behind them as they arrived at the venue. It is based largely on an interview with an attorney representing a third man believed to be involved in the planning. The attorney says he was provided with FBI documents that divulged the role of an FBI "undercover agent".


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/terrorism-in-garland-texas-what-the-fbi-knew-before-the-2015-attack/

In response to this revelation, Robert Spencer, a noted critic of Islam and one of the co-sponsors of the event, has told an interviewer from Newsmax that, in his opinion, the FBI wanted him and his colleague, Pam Geller dead.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/03/video-robert-spencer-on-newsmaxs-malzberg-fbi-wanted-pamela-geller-and-me-dead-in-garland-jihad-attack

I have no inside information on this, and like everyone else, this is news to me. It is too early to come to a definitive conclusion, but as a retired DEA agent, I do have some immediate reactions.

First of all, when the CBS report refers to "an FBI undercover agent", I don't preclude the possibility that this could actually be an FBI informant. The news media has long had a habit of not differentiating between the two. There is a significant difference.

Secondly, I find it absolutely incredible that the FBI would allow the suspects to get to the convention center and begin the attack without taking them down beforehand at some point when the conspiracy was complete and the case could be proved. This was, in fact, a conspiracy between at least two men. In conspiracy law, the crime is complete when an agreement to break the law has been made and one or more of the co- conspirators commits an overt act (legal or illegal) in furtherance of the conspiracy. Obtaining the weapons would be an example and beginning the journey to Garland would be another. It seems clear that if an FBI agent was  following them in another car, they could have been arrested at any point say when they stopped to eat along the way. If an FBI agent were actually in a following car, there would also be surveilling agents following as well, and the situation would be "under control". Letting it continue to the convention center and allowing the terrorists to alight with their weapons would be totally irresponsible in terms of public safety. Even if the FBI wanted them to reach the venue, it would seem obvious that a massive trap would have been awaiting them. As it was, the terrorists were shot and killed by local security police.

Something clearly doesn't add up here.

Is it possible that the mystery man was actually some sort of informant who had not  alerted the FBI as to what was happening? Given the circumstances, that seems plausible. Use of informants, while necessary, is always risky and must be accompanied by maximum control.

As to Robert Spencer's allegations that the FBI actually wanted him and Geller dead, I have a hard time accepting that. Besides, there were 100 other people inside that building attending the event. Who knows how many would have died if those two men actually got inside the building?



Friday, March 10, 2017

The Face of Angela Merkel's Insane Immigration Policyt

Gary Fouse
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Hat tip Vlad Tepes




https://vladtepesblog.com/2017/03/10/mothers-facebook-post-to-her-son-victim-of-muslim-jihad-attack-in-dusseldorf/

This is the Face of Angela Merkel's insane immigration policy. His name is Domenico, and he is one of the victims of yesterday's axe attack by a Kosovar asylum seeker at the main train station in Duesseldorf.

Below is the translation of what his mother has put on social media:

This is my son Domenico in the intensive care of the University Clinic…
Amok at the Düsseldorf Main Train Station
He was hit in the head with an axe, from behind… Surgery took Long
The media is downplaying it all
It is terrible and incomprehensible
You are welcome to share this….
I Love You my Son

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As usual, the mother is correct. The media is downplaying it all. The attacker is described as mentally ill. The police have reported that they have given him his medicine which he had neglected to take. What's next-his release? It seems every time an attack happens, the attacker is described as mentally disturbed. Perhaps, that is the case here, but aside from any mental imbalance, what was the motive for this attack?

Domenico is just another victim not only of Merkel's policy, but the policy of most all the Western Europe governments, as well as the policy of the EU. I guess the Europeans just have to get used to the new multi-culturalism and "cultural enrichment" that the left celebrates.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Academic Crybabies

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse,blogspot.com



Hat tip Campus Watch



In the world of academia, academic freedom is a concept that professors only apply to themselves and their particular beliefs not to the beliefs of those with whom they disagree. In the world of academia, to disagree with a professor and criticize what they "profess" is an attack, a threat, something that puts their jobs and their very lives in danger. As an example, we now have what I will call the "Gang of 63". When they learned recently that there was a group compiling a list of names of professors students should avoid (if they don't want to be exposed to what PW calls "a radical agenda in lecture halls"), they cried foul-then publicly requested their names be added as some sort of badge of honor. They are accusing Campus Watch of slandering them and threatening them with violence.

http://www.campus-watch.org/correction/115

In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an employee of Campus Watch though some of my articles have been cross-posted there on occasion. Nor am I affiliated with Professor Watch. Nor did I have any part in putting that list together. Having said that, I am familiar with several of the professors whose names appear on the list and have interacted with some of them. Hell, Mark LeVine even accused me of being "slanderous" when I called him an anti-Israel activist to his face in front of an audience. Talk about trying to have it both ways!

The reason you see the image above with the Palestinian flag attached to the crybaby's face is that virtually all of the names I recognize are anti-Israel activists. Here is an example of these "scholars" hysterical language:

"The newly inaugurated U.S. administration has created an atmosphere of violence, racism, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism. A less discussed aspect of these attacks is on academic freedom. The 2016 election has taken to new extremes the threats to academic freedom. We can see a preview of what this administration intends in their response to the recent cancellations of "talks" by professional provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, who engages in public, cruel harassment of students who are critical of his extremist views, from the lectern through trigger cameras that project students' images without their consent. He then proceeds to taunt them and incite actions against them on the basis of their physical appearance, race, sexuality, and gender. Instead of condemning this kind of incitement, President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from UC Berkeley after Yiannopoulos' "talk" was cancelled at UC Berkeley and other UC campuses."

In the interest of full disclosure, they might have said that Yiannopoulos' "talk" at Berkeley was cancelled due to a riot. 

Then there is this scholarly gem:

"This watchlist echoes Horowitz's project, Campus Watch."

As pointed out very effectively by CW, they are not affiliated with David Horowitz or his Freedom Center. If they can't get that right, what does that say about their scholarship in the classroom?

But I am going to put this "California Scholars for Academic Freedom" on my own list. In fact, I am going to give them their own link at Fousesquawk. Henceforth, you will find them under the heading: Fiction Section.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Carnival in Germany

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Vlad Tepes


A German took the below-linked video in Duesseldorf during Rosenmontag (Rose Monday). The police are everywhere. The narration is in German with English sub-titles.

https://vladtepesblog.com/2017/02/28/german-parade-more-cops-than-participants/

And why so many police? Ask Angela Merkel. It is to protect the Germans from the hundreds of thousands of low-lifes, criminals, rapists, and possible terrorists that she let into the country.

"Wir schaffen dass." (We can do this)