Ramadan continues, Corpus Christi pays

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Adam Alsahli shot at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and earned 72 virgins

Adam Alsahli attacked the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station and injured one female officer according to KMIT of Austin.

The deceased suspect in Thursday’s shooting at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas was a 20-year-old male named Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the ongoing investigation.

Alsahli drove to an entrance at the naval station and shot a security forces member in the chest, hitting the guard in her bulletproof vest and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries, according to one of the sources.

Alsahli then accelerated towards the gate entrance and crashed into a barrier. After exiting the vehicle, he began shooting, and was shot and killed by naval security forces.

Following the suspect’s death, law enforcement bomb technicians cleared his body and vehicle, but found no explosive devices, one of the sources said.

A preliminary law enforcement investigation into the shooter has identified him as a US resident who was originally born in Syria, and likely a supporter of Salafi-jihadist ideology, according to one of the sources.

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As reported by Corpus Christi NBC afiliate KRISTV, the FBI and SWAT teams went to search the assailant’s home.

The FBI and members of the Corpus Christi Police Department SWAT team raided the home believed to be where the accused Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi gunman lived.

A search of the website Public Data lists a house on the 4600 block of Greensboro Dr. as the residence for Adam Alsahli. The raid at that home on the city’s south side began around 7:30 p.m. Thursday and ended an hour later.

The FBI is the lead agency in the investigation, but it is not releasing any information about the raid.

It’s unclear if agents were simply looking for evidence, or if they were also looking for a possible second suspect in the NAS-CC shooting that FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Graves mentioned in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Since the American people have been locked down due to preventative measures the left wants to impose, why not take more preventative measures?

Why not deport, starting with Ilhan Omar, all of those who ally with this “religion of peace” that keep stabbing, shooting, and otherwise killing us?

Well, maybe it’s because we live to a different standard than what Islamists hold. Maybe those of us who live in the body of Christ know that we are ambassadors and, unlike the Islamist who seeks 72 virgins, we know we have a hope for a future unburdened by the flesh.

Two of the most embarrassing statements from liberals regarding the coronavirus pandemic

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  1. Conservative Colin Nior captures the moment Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tells pandemic crooks to “chill”

When I happened across the newscast of Mayor Turner telling Houston criminals the following statement, my first thought did not comport with Matthew 5:22.

Until the coronavirus is resolved, criminals take a break. Okay. Stay home, okay. Stay home and don’t commit any crimes and, that way, they are stay safe and out of jail and police officers will stay safe and can go home to their families. Okay. So, everybody, chill. Crooks, criminals, you chill. Wait until the coronavirus is over. Okay.

When I first heard Mayor Turner’s words, I feverishly went to YouTube to see if the coronavirus statements by local officials had been published by the local media. Sadly, while they may have reported on the presser, they didn’t publish it online.

Thankfully, Colin Nior (a representative of the National Rifle Association and a person with which I wholly agree) did capture and comment on the misinformed statement by the mayor. Like Mr. Nior, I find it hard to believe that Mr. Turner would think that he could reason with criminals and get them to stop their illegal actions. However, I now remember that it was Mayor Turner who told Houstonians to “ignore rumors” about flooding rains of over 50 inches (which happened with Hurricane Harvey). This is also the man who stood aside without comment as Lina Hidalgo and Jennifer Gaut released felons.

Just in case the verse slipped your mind, here it is:

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘ You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. (Matthew 5:22 NASB)

  1. Mayor de Blasio makes a statement “to all communities” that ignores recent history

As documented by a Fox News article of 30 April 2020, Mayor de Blasio made a warning that did not consider any of several recent acts.

My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping disease and saving lives. Period.


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(Read more at Fox News)

Point of recent history #1: New Yorkers flock to the waterside to view Blue Angels fly over

NYC_waits_at_waterfront_for_BlueAngelsAs reported by USA Today on 28 April 2020, the Blue Angels performed a fly-over for New York City, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. One thing that was not mentioned was the crowds that amassed at the waterfront.

 

NYC_waits_at_waterfront_for_BlueAngels1Did Mayor de Blasio send his police force to break up these people since many did not observe social distancing? I cannot find a report suggesting that anyone was arrested.

 

Even when the photographs are staged, some Muslims did not use social distancing

NotSocialDistancing1While Mayor de Blasio surely does not have any control over a mosque in Syracuse, New York, the Muslims attending that mosque have been shown through a recent post at this blog to have not used social distancing.

NotSocialDistancing3Therefore, based on the fact that they don’t practice social distancing when they know they are being photographed, that leads me to ask: “Why would they then practice social distancing during a traditional meal Ramadan meal that is commanded to be held in groups?”

That is, if the faithful Muslim has bothered to fast all of the lit hours of the day, why should he or she disobey tradition because some kafir tells him to social distance?

Point of continuing history #2: Mayor de Blasio devotes city funds to provide 500,000 “free” halal Ramadan meals (traditionally a group meal)

According to a 25 April 2020 Breitbart article, Mayor de Blasio committed to providing over 500,000 halal Ramadan meals to New York City Muslims.

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In this undated photo, Mayor de Blasio identifies with the Islamists

New York City will provide over 500,000 free halal meals to Muslims during Ramadan, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced this week.

The city will distribute 400,000 halal meals at 32 specific Department of Education sites in areas where there are “large Muslim communities,” de Blasio announced on Thursday. Another 100,000 will be distributed through partnerships with community-based organizations, such as food pantries or soup kitchens.

“One of Ramadan’s most noble callings is to feed the hungry. And it’s a crucial part of how the holiday is celebrated, to remember to be there for those in need,” de Blasio said at a press briefing on Thursday. “And that is now harder than ever.”

“Obviously, people can’t go to their mosques,” he continued. “In fact, mosques have often been a place that those who were hungry, those who were poor, would know they could go during Ramadan to break the fast.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Muslims believe acts performed during Ramadan will receive multiple times the reward during the rest of the year

Because Muslims believe that acts of faith performed during Ramadan will receive multiple times the reward as those performed during the rest of the year, we see an uptick in the number of jihadist attacks. Therefore, I think it is unreasonable for Mayor de Blasio to think that the Ramadan meals he hands out will not be consumed by people sitting in groups.

However, I also thought it was illogical for de Blasio to support the release of criminals just on the off chance that they might catch coronavirus.

 

 

If you were wondering how one Mosque deals with the coronavirus pandemic


Syracuse mosque limits groups to 10 and follows other precautions

However, unlike Christian churches that followed precautions, the mosque gets no harassment from local government

With a hat tip to the Nwo Report, the Syracuse Post-Standard (aka Syracuse.com) reports that a local mosque conducts services by social distancing. However, the pictures taken tell a different story.

Irfan Elahi is an asbestos abatement expert who worships at the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary on the North Side.

He used his skills to create a prayer room covered in plastic with special ventilation that allows daily prayers to continue in the 116-year-old former church, as the holy month of Ramadan nears.

The room is lined with plastic, and two machines siphon air out of the room to create negative pressure. Air in the room is recycled every four minutes . Elahi used the materials and expertise from his day job to create what he called a “clean room.”

About 10 worshippers in masks are allowed in at a time, though rarely do that many show up. They stand far apart from each other as they follow a prayer leader standing on a plastic covered prayer rug.

(Read more at Syracuse Post-Standard)

The problem with all of these claims of social distancing come through the photos

NotSocialDistancing1First, there is the photo of one Muslim man helping another with his mask. No matter the mask and gloves, that is not social distancing.

NotSocialDistancing2Next, they show the men kneeling on the floor for prayer. Unless each of these men is well over 7 feet tall and they have proportional bodies, then these men are not 6 feet apart.

NotSocialDistancing3Finally, in another image, the photographer captured a man adjusting his mask while another man walked by. Unless the focal length on this shot was extremely long and the man in the foreground is extremely short while the man in the back is extremely tall, then these men are not socially distancing.

 

 

 

However, who am I kidding? With Christian churches, it has been about persecution, not coronavirus.

When a Mississippi church had a drive-in church service in their parking lot where church members never got out of their vehicles, they were ticketed (but obviously not for violating social distancing).

When California disallowed singing during online services, that had nothing to do with social distancing.

When U.S. District Court of Kansas Judge John Broomes issued 24 protocols for two churches to follow in order to have in-person meetings of 10 or less, it is hard to say exactly what was on the judge’s mind. However, I can tell you one thing that never occurred to the judge: how the church members could follow the first tenet of Christianity — the Great Commission. You see, the judge disallowed any visitor from attending either church.

For those wondering what the Great Commission is, it follows:

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NASB)

Not to be boorish, but I think this statement bears repeating

When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge, but dangerous to go and buy a flower — it’s not about your health.

When the State shuts down millions of private businesses, but doesn’t lay off a single government employee — it’s not about your health.

When the State bans dentists because it’s unsafe, but deems abortion visits to be safe — it’s not about your health.

When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows in-person lottery ticket sales — it’s not about your health.

When the State tells you it’s dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone, or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make up done and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week — it’s not about your health.

When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child because it’s too dangerous, but lets criminals OUT of jail cells for their health — it’s not about YOUR health!

When the state tells you it’s too dangerous to get treated by a doctor of chiropractic or physical therapy treatments, yet deems a liquor store essential — it’s not about your health!

When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store, but is demanding mail-in voting — ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

WAKE UP PEOPLE — If you think this is all about your health you’re mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep.

Three stories that happened while we were distracted with coronavirus

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  1. ISIS rocket strikes U.S. base in Afghanistan

Lifezette points out that ISIS decided to mount a rocket attack on our troops in Afghanistan.

ISIS rocket strikes U.S. base in AfghanistanOn Thursday ISIS claimed responsibility for a minor rocket attack on U.S. forces at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. There was no damage to the base and there were no U.S. service members hurt or killed.

Bagram is the largest U.S. base in the nation.

The rocket attack comes less than a day after the Afghan government released 100 Taliban prisoners as part of a U.S.-brokered peace deal. This attack will put the credibility of that agreement into question and may provoke a diplomatic and/or military response from the Trump administration.

It seems the peace deal has only tempted ISIS into new aggression, now with 100 more fighters at their disposal. The full agreement calls for the release of 900 more prisoners. That part of the plan may now be in jeopardy.

However, if the 900 are still released by the Afghan government after this attack it may show that the government is siding with the Taliban, as opposed to keeping their commitments to the U.S. on the peace deal.

(Read this at Lifezette)

From the small sampling of people I know who joined the U.S. military, most have strong Christian ties

Although my experience might not reach far enough to provide a significant sample size, it seems that this attack by ISIS was another attack on Christianity. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in arms that call on Christ (and, of course, the other brothers and sisters in arms around them).

  1. Three workers fatally stabbed by Islamist at Tennessee truck stop, Islamist killed

Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE describes the attack of an Islamist on three workers and the end of that rampage.

Authorities say a North Carolina truck driver was shot and killed by a Knox County deputy after fatally stabbing three women and hospitalizing a fourth at a Pilot Travel Center near an Interstate-40 exit on Tuesday.

The truck drivers (sic) was identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as Idris Abdus-Salaam, 33, of Durham, North Carolina.

VictimsOfIslamThe three woman fatally stabbed were all employees at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike at Interstate 40 in East Knox County. They have been identified as:

  • Joyce Whaley, 57
  • Patricia Denise Nibbe, 51
  • Nettie R. Spencer, 41

(Read more at WATE)

Remember and never forget where this type of murder originated

Just as Texans have rallied around calls to “Remember the Alamo,” we must remember the origins of this type of murder. No matter how many times Mr. Obama and those of his ilk may get on their soapboxes and deride us for getting on our “high horses” (when, actually, we were responding to an outside attack by Islamists), we must remember that America (and, likewise, Christianity) has only responded to protect its own.

  1. Trump hits record approval in Fox News poll

The Hill reports that a Fox News poll finds Trump at record approval levels.

Trump'sRatingUpPresident Trump has the highest approval rating of his time in office, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.

The Fox News poll found 49 percent of registered voters approve of Trump, his highest point since becoming president. The approval rating is a slight increase from 48 percent in March and 47 percent in February.

The president’s disapproval rating dipped to 49 percent.

Eighty-nine percent of Republicans approve of Trump, 2 percentage points lower than his highest point, 91 percent, in January. He scored at or almost at his records among women, Democrats, whites and white evangelical Christians.

When specifically looking at the pandemic, 51 percent of voters backed Trump.

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci ranked at 80 percent approval, followed by Deborah Birx at 62 percent and Vice President Pence at 52.

(Read more at The Hill)

Even in the Trump-hating portions of the press, they sometimes admit he’s winning

Much to the consternation of the Trump haters and those suffering with Trump Derangement Syndrome, even portions of the press have admitted that President Trump keeps winning. This must be hard for them.

 

Three stories of good news concerning coronavirus

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  1. One hundred and fifty thousand immigrants from seventy-two nations with coronavirus stopped at border

The Washington Examiner reported in a 11 March 2020 article that 150,000 immigrants from 72 nations with coronavirus have been stopped at border.

Some 150,000 illegal immigrants from 72 nations with cases of the coronavirus have been apprehended or deemed inadmissible from entering the United States since November, raising the ongoing border crisis to a potential public health threat, according to officials.

ReturnToMexicoPolicyFruitsNew figures provided to Secrets show that over half of the nearly 300,000 illegal immigrants apprehended or deemed “inadmissible” this fiscal year came from nations with cases of the coronavirus, including China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea.

The administration has been bracing for a federal court decision that would junk its “remain in Mexico” policy and open the doors on the southwest border. But the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday put that on hold as legal arguments on both sides continue in the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which oversees Arizona and California.

“The border/immigration situation has taken on a whole new dynamic; it’s a public health threat,” said an official.

Secrets recently reported that 328 Chinese immigrants had been seized illegally crossing the border since the virus outbreak began in China.

So far, 150,958 immigrants from 72 nations with the virus have been stopped at the border. DHS has sought to return, repatriate, and remove as many as possible.

What’s more, another 43,000 from Latin nations including Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti and Nicaragua — nations that haven’t reported the virus — have been turned away to wait.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said last week none of the immigrants stopped by agents showed signs of the virus.

The administration has been making the case that continuing the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols that keep immigrants in Mexico pending approval to come into the U.S. to seek asylum is both an important national security and health security issue.

“MPP is all the more critical to keep Americans safe and healthy, which can only be accomplished through lawful and orderly migration,” said an official.

Another said, “We have a unique public health threat posed by individuals arriving unlawfully at the border, where migrants, law enforcement officials, frontline personnel, and the American public are put at risk. All it would take is a single infected individual to impact the detained migrant community within DHS facilities. Without proper precautions, which can only happen through orderly, lawful migration, the virus threatens to spread rapidly. Any halting of MPP would exacerbate this threat.”

Should the policy be lifted, holding stations run by the Department of Homeland Security would immediately fill up, and, there is the potential that the spillover would have to be shipped to facilities around the country.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Luckily, the Supreme Court has decided to uphold President Trump’s right to keep this policy

Even the liberal-left, Trump bashing CNN reported that the Supreme court upheld Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.

In this age of Coronavirus panic, at least the Supreme court seems more reasonable than Bernie and Biden, both of whom pledged to open the border.

  1. Mullah who said Coronavirus was Allah’s punishment
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This comes from the department of “if you are going to claim an illness constitutes divine punishment on a group, make sure you don’t also catch the illness.” According to a MEMRI article published on 28 February 2020, one Iraqi Shi’ite scholar claimed that the Coronavirus was Allah’s punishment of China for their mockery of Islam.

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Shi’ite Iraqi Islamic scholar Hadi Al-Modarresi, who is based in Qom, Iran, said in a video that was uploaded to the Internet on February 28, 2020 that the spread of coronavirus is undoubtedly an act of Allah that is divine punishment against the Chinese for their treatment, mockery, and disrespect towards Muslims and Islam. In early March, online sources reported that Al-Modarresi contracted coronavirus.

HadiAl-ModarresiHadi Al-Modarresi: “It is obvious that the spread of this virus is an act of Allah. How do we know this? The spread of the coronavirus began in China, an ancient and vast country, the population of which makes up one seventh of humanity. More than a billion people live in that country. The authorities in that country are tyrannical and they laid siege to more than a million Muslims and placed them under house arrest. The journalists in that country began to mock the niqab of Muslim women and they forced Muslim men to eat pork and drink wine. Allah sent a disease upon them and this disease laid siege to 40 million [Chinese people]. The same niqab that they mocked has been forced upon them, both men and women, by Allah, by means of the state authorities and officials.

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“Islam forbade people from eating insects, but [the Chinese] mocked this matter. And there you have it, this disease spread from the world of animals – be it bats, ants, or snakes, the result is the same – to the human world and it has scared humanity in its entirety.”

Occasionally, you just have to laugh

While I don’t minimize the risk of suffering to this man, the eternal risk to his soul by following a twisting of the message of the gospel will cost him much more.

Still, in this case, you just have to step back and laugh when someone gets hoisted on his own petard.

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Of course, other pieces of good news float all around this story. First, the good news that (in spite of both our self-righteousness [Romans 10:3] and sin [Romans 3:23]), God loves us and even this man and wants both us and him in heaven, if he (or we) would only accept the gift [John 3:16]. Another piece of good news previously blogged here is that Iranians have been turning to Christ due to the heavy hand of the regime, one-on-one evangelism, and the calling of God through dreams. Maybe this man can be reached.

  1. Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom

According to an Associated Press article published 11 March 2020, most coronavirus patients recover. Still, with all of the media-driven hype, everyone is anxious. Therefore, it is really surprising when a bit of truth leaks out through the main stream media (as highlighted by the bolding, which is mine).

Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe.

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A recovered patient

The disease can cause varying degrees of illness and is especially troublesome for older adults and people with existing health problems, who are at risk of severe effects, including pneumonia. But for most of those affected, coronavirus creates only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, with the vast majority recovering from the virus.

According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe ailments may take three to six weeks to rebound. In mainland China, where the virus first exploded, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed, but more than 60,000 already have recovered.

Because the difference in impact can be so great, global health authorities have the difficult task of alerting the public to the virus’ dangers without creating panic.

Already, the widespread consequences of the virus have been staggering, sending shock waves through the world’s financial markets. Global oil prices sustained their worst percentage losses since the the Gulf War in 1991, and new restrictions were imposed in Italy and in Israel as the Holy Week approached.

But even some of the most vulnerable patients can fight their way through the disease.

Charlie Campbell’s father, 89-year-old Eugene Campbell, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Edmonds, Washington. Charlie Campbell said his father’s doctor is cautiously optimistic, adding, “Under normal circumstances, he would discharge my dad, but these aren’t normal circumstances.”

(Read more at the Associated Press)

Who would think that the truth might leak out of the main stream media

Among all of the coverage of the hype, who would think that the news that “most patients recover” would be reported? Additionally, who would think that a caption to a graphic within the same article might point out that many cases have recovered? The take-away from that may be a conclusion that a medical doctor brought out during a radio interview on AM 740 KTRH: many people have probably caught the coronavirus without noticing that they had it and have recovered (thence, the mortality rate of this disease may be multiple times lower than originally projected).

Two stories for Christians today


Group (2ndVote) identifies how liberal or conservative charities act

Watchdog Group Is Helping Conservatives Push Back on Leftist Corporate Activism

A Townhall article points out 2ndVote was born and how it operates.

We’ve all experienced it—standing in the checkout line at the grocery store when the clerk asks if you’d like to make a donation to the cause du jour. Sometimes the organization is a household name, other times not. Either way, customers are never given the full picture about how that organization uses its money.

When Dr. David Black was confronted with the question in 2011 at his local grocery store asking for donations to March for Dimes, he obliged without giving it another thought.

To this pro-lifer’s surprise, his wife, former Rep. Diane Black, informed him that the group has ties to Planned Parenthood.

The seemingly mundane incident forced Black, a forensic scientist by training, to question what else he didn’t know.

2ndVoteOut of his curiosity 2ndVote was born—a corporate activism watchdog that researches and exposes what retailers do with your dollars, giving conservatives and Christians the tools they need to shop and donate according to their principles.

While the group started by looking into nonprofits, 2ndVote quickly began to focus on corporations and identified seven conservative and Judeo-Christian values that are under attack: life, religious liberty, marriage, the Second Amendment, immigration, education, and the environment.

To date, the organization has a database of 900 for-profit and nonprofit entities that are ranked on a one (liberal) through five (conservative) scale. Christian and conservative consumers can now shop smarter and easier by utilizing tools on the 2ndVote website and app, such as the Everyday Shopping Guide.

(Read more at Townhall)

As far as commands from Jesus go, this would fall under “be wise as serpents and innocent as doves”

Jesus set an impossibly high standard that we must strive to attain when He told us:

Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves, so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16 NASB)

As anyone who has dealt with sheep would know, referring to his followers as sheep was no complement. However, this was a theme within the Old Testament that continued to the New that illustrated the believers’ dependence on God. Nonetheless, while continuing to refer to our dependence on God and the evil of the world (the wolves), Jesus commands us to use our brains to match the wiles of the world.

To make things a little easier, 2ndVote has apps on the Google Play and Apple platforms. Through those apps, any curious user can explore the proclivities of charities they wish to investigate.

If the user comes from the ideological left, the story section and news section of 2ndVote might make that user a bit uncomfortable (just as reading CNN makes most right-leaning users uncomfortable). Still, considering the pro-life genesis of the group, maybe that should be expected.

Therefore, with all this in mind, “study to show yourselves approved” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Islamists burn 30 alive in cars

The BBC reported in a 10 February 2020 article that Islamists burned 30 as they slept in cars in Nigeria.

borno2Most of the victims were travellers who were burnt to death while sleeping in their vehicles during an overnight stop, officials added

The attack took place in Auno town on a major highway in Borno State.

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram and its offshoots have waged a brutal insurgency in Nigeria since 2009.

About 35,000 people have been killed, more than two million have been left homeless and hundreds have been abducted in the conflict.

Nigeria’s government has repeatedly said that the militants have been defeated, but attacks continue.

(Read more at the BBC)

For the mass media, one or two American illnesses and a number of Chinese deaths in the struggle against coronavirus seem to have outweighed this slaughter

While one might understand the self-interest built into the media’s decision to broadcast news on the coronavirus rather than these Islamist attacks, Christians need to lift up our brothers in prayer. Because this, like a long-festering sore, does not seem to be anywhere near going away — we need to continually pray for these Christians’ delivery.

 

Just eight stories on illegal aliens


  1. Al-Qaeda jihadis caught trying to enter U.S. with fake Colombian passports

Breitbart reports in a 23 January 2020 article that three Al-Qaeda jihadis have been caught trying to enter U.S. with Colombian passports faked by Venezuela.

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American authorities identified and apprehended three Syrian nationals accused of belonging to al-Qaeda in Dallas, Texas, from Colombia, the Colombian news agency RCN reported on Thursday, publishing images of the three individuals’ fake passports.

According to RCN, American law enforcement identified the three individuals as Al Raefee, Tuameh Tuameh, and Al Harari Al Harari. The three are believed to be in U.S. custody, soon to be charged with membership in a terrorist organization. The men appear to have entered Colombia through Venezuela, where they acquired Colombian residency paperwork, a government identification card, and a Colombian passport through an illegal documentation network.

Journalist Luis Carlos Vélez published images of the counterfeit passports on Twitter, noting that the men appeared to have crossed into Colombia through the La Guajira border crossing with Venezuela. Reports have not yet specified how the Syrians entered Venezuela or how long they had spent in the country after leaving Syria. Vélez reportedly stated that the U.S. embassy identified them as al-Qaeda terrorists when they attempted to procure U.S. visas, which does not align with the RCN report that police arrested them in Dallas. The RCN report does not note if Dallas authorities arrested them at the airport, which would suggest the men did receive U.S. visas and got onboard a flight to the country, or if they arrived by other means.

American authorities reportedly suspected criminal activity after inspecting the passports and finding several irregularities. The identification numbers on all three passports, RCN noted, did not match their birthdates. Colombian passports assign numbers to citizens based on when they were born. Although the youngest of the three men is 45 years old according to his passport, the identification number on his passport corresponded to a much more recently born person, at most 25 years old.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If this hasn’t hit the rotation of your local nightly news, ask them why.

I have observed that the local news certainly has time to air the latest “blockbuster” video allegation against the president. They have time to produce op-ed pieces memorializing celebrities who have passed. Why don’t they have time to point out how three Syrians were caught with fake Colombian passports made in Venezuela?

Does the above story shatter their myth of the peaceful illegal alien who just comes to get work? Or does it do too much to bolster President Trump’s call for a border wall?

  1. In a similar story, Honduras arrests U.S.-bound Iranians

Judicial Watch reports in a 17 January 2020 article that four Iranians were arrested in an Honduran caravan of hundreds.

As hundreds join a new U.S.-bound caravan in Honduras, authorities in the crime-infested Central American nation reveal that four Iranians were recently arrested there. Like thousands of illegal immigrants from around the world, the Iranians entered Honduras illegally and were heading north to the United States, according to a Honduran newspaper article that attributes the information to the president, Juan Orlando Hernández. The Iranians were transported to the capital, Tegucigalpa, and officials have launched an investigation.

Four Iranian terrorists in transit to US held in Honduras

Earlier this week Judicial Watch reported on a U.S. alert warning Mexico of armed Iranians planning to enter the country through the southern border, but it’s not clear if the cases are related and calls to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) went unanswered. The bulletin, issued by the Border Patrol’s regional intelligence operation center in Arizona, said that a Guatemalan national may try to smuggle five Middle Easterners—including a suicide bomber—into the U.S. through Mexico. The smuggler and four other men and a woman transited through Guatemala and Belize before reaching Veracruz, Mexico, according to the bulletin. The Guatemalan, whose name is redacted in the government document, was deported from California a year ago. U.S. authorities received the threat after picking up recordings distributed via social media, according to a Spanish-language news story published by a Latin American outlet.

The U.S. alert didn’t faze a busy Mexican border city’s police chief, who confirms the region is full of Middle Easterners, Africans and Asians trekking north. In a Latin American news report published shortly after the U.S. issued the bulletin, Mexicali Police Chief María Elena Andrade Ramírez matter-of-factly said the arrival of people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia as well as the rest of the Americas is “normal” in her California border city of about a million residents. In a separate article published in a Mexicali paper, authorities downplayed the situation by assuring citizens that the arrival of people from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the rest of the Americas is “something normal.”

They don’t magically land in Mexico. Central America has long been a popular route for illegal immigrants from terrorist nations who want to reach the U.S. There’s no doubt many will infiltrate the new caravan heading to the Mexican border from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. President Hernández says some 70,000 immigrants from these countries cross through Honduras annually, even without an organized caravan. When the first Central American caravan launched from Honduras in the fall of 2018, then Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales confirmed that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists had been apprehended in Guatemala. Like its Honduran neighbor, Guatemala too is a major smuggling corridor for foreigners from African and Asian countries making their way into the U.S. In 2017, Guatemala’s largest paper, Prensa Libra, published an in-depth piece on the inner workings of an international human smuggling network that moves migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh to the U.S.

(Read more at Judicial Watch)

One story is a point. Two draws a line.

If this type of story only happened once, it would make a point. However, it has happened twice. Americans need to stand with our president in the construction of a wall to protect our citizens from foreign threats.

  1. ICE leader blames ‘sanctuary’ policies for NYC killing

Breitbart reports in a 17 January 2020 article how the New York ICE office blames sanctuary city policies for the killing of the 92-year-old woman.

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The country’s top immigration official blamed the “sanctuary policies” of New York City on Friday for the sexual assault and killing of a 92-year-old woman, while the mayor’s office decried such rhetoric as “fear, hate and attempts to divide.”

Matthew Albence, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said at a news conference Friday that the slaying could have been prevented if city officials had complied with a federal request to turn over the assailant, a Guyanese national, for deportation.

“It’s unbelievable that I have to come here and plead with the city of New York to cooperate with us to help keep this city safe,” Albence said.

“Make no mistake,” he added. “It is this city’s sanctuary policies that are the sole reason this criminal was allowed to roam the streets freely and end an innocent woman’s life.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This death (and many like it) need to be laid at the feet of inactive politicians

Nancy Pelosi (with her visions of “sparks of Divinity”) needs to recognize that we have enough depravity within the nation without importing and retaining criminals. Therefore, when a foreign national breaks our laws, they need to be shown the door.

  1. NYPD union leader sides with ICE against de Blasio over ‘sanctuary’-tied murder: ‘He owns this’

Fox News reports in a 17 January 2020 article how a NYPD union leader sided with ICE against Democrat Mayor de Blasio.

A top New York Police Department union official on Friday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to “own” the consequences of the city’s sanctuary policies — while insisting officers want to be allowed to work with federal immigration enforcement — after an illegal immigrant who was freed in November is alleged to have sexually assaulted and murdered a 92-year-old woman.

“The mayor can say what he wants to say — he owns this,” Sergeants Benevolent Association Vice President Vincent Vallelong told reporters. “He should step up and say these are his policies, he owns it.”

The remarks came at a press conference led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew Albence in New York, days after the deadly consequences of the city’s policy again made headlines due to the murder this month of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes.

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Reeaz Khan, an illegal Guyanese immigrant, is accused of attacking Fuertes as she walked home on Jan. 6. Fuertes was reportedly found at 2 a.m. in 32-degree weather and near death on a sidewalk with her clothes pulled above her waist. She was taken to a hospital, where she died from injuries that included a broken spine, according to The New York Post. The Post cited law enforcement sources who said she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

ICE revealed this week that it had issued a detainer — a request that ICE be alerted of an illegal immigrant’s release from custody so that they can be transferred into ICE custody and go through deportation procedures — in November for Khan.

(Read more at Fox News)

Democrats own this

In a city where Republicans do not hold any significant sway, nobody can attribute the murder of a 92-year-old woman by an illegal alien to a conservative. Therefore, this is nothing but a liberal Democrat issue.

  1. New York Freed 7.5K Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 2019, Including Convicted Murderers, Sex Abusers

Breitbart reported in a 17 January 2020 article that 7,500 illegal alien criminals were released into the US by New York.

The sanctuary state of New York released more than 7,500 criminal illegal aliens back into communities last year, including convicted murderers and sexual abusers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirmed Friday.

During a press conference, Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence revealed that in 2019, law enforcement officers in New York released roughly 7,516 criminal illegal aliens back into communities despite criminal convictions and charges against them.

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In all of those cases, ICE agents asked that these criminal illegal aliens be turned over to them for arrest and deportation. Due to the state’s sanctuary policy, though, all were released. Albence said New York only turned over to ICE about ten criminal illegal aliens last year.

Altogether, these more than 7,500 criminal illegal aliens released back into New York communities had a total of 17,873 criminal convictions and 6,500 criminal charges against them. This includes criminal illegal aliens who have been convicted or charged with:

  • 200 homicides
  • More than 1,000 sexual offenses
  • More than 500 robberies
  • More than 3,500 assaults
  • More than 1,500 DUIs
  • More than 1,000 weapons violations

“The only immigrants protected by such policies are those committing violent and dangerous offenses, often in the same communities that these politicians are purporting to protect,” Albence said during the press conference.

(Read more at Breitbart)

As a second point against the liberals, this rate of releasing criminals can have no good results

We need to remember this when more murders, more rapes, more robberies, and other crimes occur at the hands of these illegals. However, if the media does not separate the murders by illegals from the murders committed by our populace, where will we be? We need to depend more on alternative media (One America News Network, Newsmax, etc).

  1. Harris County Releases Illegal Immigrant DWI Suspect Slated for Deportation to Honduras

According to The Texan reported in a 9 January 2020 article that Harris County released an illegal alien DWI suspect slated for deportation.

At the end of December, the Harris County jail released on bond a DWI suspect who had been ordered deported by a federal immigration judge in 2019.

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According to a press release from the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 office, one Emilio Duarte was arrested on December 28, 2019 and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Stop and Give Information.

The constable’s press release said that Duarte was booked into the Harris County Jail and then released on bond out of County Court 15.

The Texan requested additional information about the suspect from both the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as well as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

A media spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Texan via email that ICE is notified by HCSO when suspects are booked, but said all other information requests would need to go through ICE. He did not address questions regarding the suspect’s legal status or provide any additional information.

(Read more at The Texan)

With the election of a slate of Democrats, both Harris County and Houston have fallen victim to liberal policies

Recently, both Harris County and Houston flipped to primarily Democrat. As a result, the area has experienced an inordinate issue with social justice judges letting felons go to commit new crimes.

  1. ICE nabs dozens of illegal immigrants with record of child sex offenses, as director slams sanctuary cities

Fox News points out in an 26 September 2019 article how ICE nabbed dozens of illegal aliens with records of child sex violations.

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Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Matthew Albence on Thursday revealed a recent ICE operation nabbed dozens of illegal immigrants with a record of child sex offenses, as he railed against the dangers of “sanctuary cities” he said put public safety at risk.

“It’s time to publicly call out those who have put politics over public safety, those who make our communities less secure, who create safe havens in which criminal aliens and gangs are allowed to flourish and can victimize innocent people with impunity,” he said in a White House briefing, surrounded by sheriffs and other law enforcement officials.

The briefing was part of a coordinated push by the Trump administration to again highlight the dangers of “sanctuary” jurisdictions that refuse to comply with detainers from immigration enforcement authorities. Senior ICE officials will be holding briefings across the country to warn of the dangers of sanctuary policies.

Those detainers request that local law enforcement notify immigration authorities when an illegal immigrant who has been arrested is due to be released from jail, so that they can be picked up by ICE and placed in deportation proceedings. Albence said that last year they deported more than 145,000 criminal illegal immigrants, including 10,000 gang members, and that about 70 percent of arrests ICE conducts occur via a detainer from a local or state jail or prison.

But with anti-ICE and open-border sentiments taking a growing hold among Democratic lawmakers and left-wing activists, a number of cities and states — including New Jersey, California, Chicago and New York City — have implemented sanctuary policies and refused to cooperate with law enforcement.

Albence pointed to a national ICE operation this week in which officers made 1,300 arrests. He said that of those, officers arrested nearly 200 who could have been arrested in jail if detainers had been honored.

(Read more at Fox News)

Of all of these stories, this is the one good point

Thank God for the work of the agents of ICE who removed those with child sex offenses from our communities.

  1. Sanctuary city pays illegal alien arrested for DUI cash settlement over immigration hold

With a hat-tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, I found that Judicial Watch reported in a 24 January 2020 article that one sanctuary city paid an illegal alien (arrested for DUI) a cash settlement over immigration hold.

In the latest example of sanctuary madness, a U.S. city is awarding an illegal immigrant with a cash settlement because police detained him for federal authorities after being arrested for driving under the influence. The 29-year-old perpetrator, Edgar Torres Gutierrez, eventually pled guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving and his pro bono attorneys from a nearby public university sued the city for violating his Constitutional rights as well as a statewide sanctuary law. Under the agreement, Gutierrez will receive $18,750 from taxpayers in the California coastal municipality where he lives illegally. Local police officers will also be forced to watch a training video involving sanctuary measures for the next two years.

Even for a famously liberal state this seems to be a bit much. The unbelievable incident occurred in Laguna Beach, a southern California town of about 23,000 residents. In the summer of 2018, Gutierrez was arrested and jailed by Laguna Beach Police on suspicion of driving under the influence. The law enforcement agency held him at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) so the feds could take custody. In all, Gutierrez spent around 15 hours in Laguna Beach Police custody and several more hours in a Los Angeles immigrant detention facility, according to a local news report. Apparently, Gutierrez wasn’t deported because he is protected by an Obama-era amnesty program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that temporarily shields illegal immigrants that came to the U.S. as children. Government figures show that more than100,000 illegal immigrants who have requested DACA have serious criminal histories that include murder, rape and assault charges.

Imagine if every American city paid each of them a settlement for cooperating with federal authorities. Gutierrez came to the U.S. illegally from Mexico when he was three and takes responsibility for the “actions” that led to his arrest. He said this in one local news report: “I acknowledge that and I am at fault for that and I am dealing with the consequences of that.” However, the illegal immigrant added that police should not be working with ICE to deport undocumented aliens like him who are protected under DACA. He is calling on fellow illegal immigrants to speak up and come forward when they feel there’s been an injustice or if their “rights” have been violated. After taking a victory lap, his publicly-funded lawyers filed another complaint this week with the Laguna Beach Police Department that will require more taxpayer resources to defend.

(Read more at Judicial Watch)

Tell me again how Democrats put American citizens first

When Democrat sanctuary cities both pay illegal aliens and let them off of charges that would set American citizens back by thousands of dollars, please tell me how Democrats put Americans first.