Dr. Eowyn 1-9-14 Ever heard of a federal law 42 USC § 18115: Freedom Not to Participate in Federal Health Insurance Programs? I haven’t either.
But thanks to FOTM reader Joseph, now we all do!
This is how Cornell University Law School’s website describes 42 USC § 18115:
No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act(or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs.
This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 111–148, Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 119, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 18001 of this title and Tables.
42 USC § 18115 refers to:
Title 42 – The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 157 – Quality, Affordable Health Care For All Americans
Subchapter 6 – Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 18115 - Freedom Not to Participate in Federal Health Insurance Programs
This is what the U.S. Code website says about 42 USC § 18115:
§18115. FREEDOM NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS
No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs.
(Pub. L. 111–148, title I, §1555, Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 260.)
References in Text
This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 111–148, Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 119, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 18001 of this title and Tables
And here’s a screenshot I took from the United States Code page for 42 USC § 18115 (click to enlarge):
In other words, what we’ve been told about Obamacare — that every adult American must enroll in a healthcare plan or pay a penalty — is simply not true.
According to federal law 42 USC § 18115:
- No one is required to participate in Obamacare.
- You can’t be fined or penalized if you decline to participate in Obamacare.
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Originally posted 2014-01-09 16:18:15.
Barnini Chakraborty 8-22-14 A Washington state-based gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states.
The organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, is working to invalidate city ordinances by arguing that they’re in conflict with looser state regulations. So far, it seems to be working. The group says it’s been able to overturn more than 100 gun-related ordinances this way, most recently in Utah.
“We’re going state by state, going through every single ordinance of every city and county in every state and finding where the cities and counties have ordinances enacted that are in conflict with state law,” Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the SAF, told FoxNews.com.
Usually this means repealing local ordinances that run afoul of state law which, in turn, gives almost all gun-regulating power to the state. These cities and local communities still have the authority to outlaw someone shooting a gun but not necessarily possessing or carrying them.
“It’s pretty clever,” Florida State University College of Law Professor Franita Tolson told FoxNews.com. “If you can’t change it on a federal level, you attack it on a local level.”
So far, Gottlieb’s group has helped overturn gun rules in nine states, including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico and Nevada. SAF’s Legal Preemption Project latest target is Utah.
The organization recently mailed letters to 49 municipalities in Utah — one of the most gun-friendly states in the country. Three years ago, Utah became the first state in the nation to recognize an official state gun -- the M1911 semi-automatic pistol.
That doesn’t matter to SAF.
With the precision of a marksman, the group, which has been called the legal arm of the gun-rights movement, has already gotten several cities in Utah to change their codes.
West Point, a small community located about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City, swapped out their current law banning guns in the city cemetery earlier this week and replaced it with one that prohibits firing a gun in the graveyard.
Twenty miles south of Salt Lake in the city of Draper, a ban on guns in the amphitheater and local parks was also lifted. An ordinance prohibiting anyone from firing a gun at those locations was put in its place.
“By and large most of the jurisdictions have amended their ordinances,” Gottlieb said. “We have a reputation and a track record. We do file lawsuits and we do win.”
Currently, SAF has more than two dozen active lawsuits around the country.
In May, the group sued the city of Tallahassee, its mayor John Marks and City Commissioners Nancy Miller, Andrew Gillum and Gil Ziffer.
The lawsuit claims that under the city’s ordinance, which criminalizes the discharge of firearms and airguns, there is no provision that carves out an exception for the lawful use of a firearm in self-defense.
“Tallahassee has way over-stepped its authority under state preemption,” Gottlieb said when filing the suit. “The Florida Legislature has exclusive domain over firearms regulation. When the law was passed, it nullified all existing, and future, city and county firearm ordinances and regulations.”
“This is not the first time we have had to take a city to court for violating a state preemption law,” Gottlieb added. “Why municipal governments still don’t understand the concept of preemption is a mystery to us.”
Tolson, who teaches in Tallahassee, says fighting it out in court isn’t the smartest option for some. “If you are a small municipality, it may not be worth it for you to fight,” she said. “Why fight if you think you’ll lose?”
David Kopel, an adjunct professor of law at New York University, agrees. He told FoxNews.com cash-strapped cities and towns don’t have the budget to fight groups like SAF and would have to explain to their residents why so much of their taxpayer money was being used for a legal battle.
SAF sued the city of Seattle over a regulatory ban on guns in city park facilities, and was also instrumental in the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case that challenged Chicago’s handgun ban. In that case, the Windy City’s 28-year-old ban on handgun ownership was ruled
With a full-time staff of one lawyer, SAF harvests much of its research from law school students on internships.
“We run lean and mean,” Gottlieb said.
John Dodge 8-22-14 CHICAGO (CBS) — Over the past six years, Chicago has become a top potential target for international terrorists, a top security expert said Friday, making the posting of a veiled threat by Islamic radicals on Twitter a higher cause for concern.
“Many organizations refer to Chicago as Obama Town,” said CBS 2 security expert Ross Rice, a former top FBI agent in Chicago. Under President Obama, the U.S. took out Osama bin Laden, and used repeated drone strikes to weaken terror networks.
In the meantime, the U.S. government on Friday issued a security bulletin to all U.S. law enforcement in light of the overall threat posed by Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS or ISIL.
The ominous post on Twitter, purportedly from somebody connected with Islamic State, shows a photo of the Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave., in Chicago and the White House.
The handwritten note is dated June 20.
The security bulletin issued Friday cautioned that there is no known threat to any U.S. cities
The Twitter message seems to imply that Islamic State operatives are in Chicago and other U.S. cities.
Rice said the photo was likely taken by an American male, in his 20s or 30s, who has been radicalized by extremists via the Internet, much like the Boston Marathon bombers.
“That has been our biggest concern,” Rice said. “Individual attacks by one or two sympathizers of ISIS’ or other groups.
Islamic State is responsible for executing kidnapped journalist James Foley. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said ISIS an “imminent threat to every interest we have.”
They are well-funded, and bigger than al Qaeda ever was, Rice said.
Making things more complicated is the fact that these radicalized men are U.S. citizens or foreign nationals here legally, making it easy for them to travel and avoid suspicion.
Islamic State released a horrific video this week showing the beheading Foley, who was a graduate of Northwestern University.
Obuma Declares Health Insurance A “Right” – Claims Republicans Fighting Obamacare Are “Sticking It To You” Drew Zahn 8-17-13 Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness – and now health insurance? Continue reading
Originally posted 2013-08-17 20:49:00.
Josh Ely and Josh Noble 8-22-14 While many different voices have drawn attention amid the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of a black teen by a police officer, little has been heard from the police officers on the ground.
So when St. Louis Police Lt. Jeff Fuesting had the opportunity to speak to the Associated Press, he didn’t pull any punches.
Fuesting said the two weeks of unrest, which has included rioting, looting, burned buildings and gunshots, have been just as tough on the cops as on residents.
“Our tactical units have been shot at a number of times, officers have been shot at a number of times. We have not responded back with lethal force. Yes, we have deployed less lethal force and tear gas. That is to disperse the crowd,” he said.
Fuesting’s statements contrasted with other media accounts that portray police, especially those on the city and county level, as too eager to dispense force.
The unrest was sparked by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. Mounting evidence supports Wilson’s reported claim that he was rushed by the 6’4″ Brown, who weighed nearly 300 pounds, after the teen tried to grab the officer’s gun. Shortly before the confrontation, Brown, who was found to have had marijuana in his blood, robbed a convenience store. His defenders say he was raising his hands in surrender when he was fatally shot.
Multiple investigations are under way.
Colin Flaherty, the author of “‘White Girl Bleed A Lot’: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” slammed a media narrative that asserts the incident is illustrative of a “war on black boys” by a racist legal system and that it was police who provoked the street violence that followed.
“By day nine of ‘riot week,’ every single CNN correspondent carried the theme during every single one of their reports: Everything was peaceful until police showed up,” Flaherty said. “Police ratcheted up the tension, not the rioters.
“This was especially popular during the CNN International feed of the riots. And this was all part of a war on black people, said talking head after talking head after talking head. Not just CNN but other networks as well.”
Fuesting explained police officers were doing their best to maintain order.
“It’s nerve-wracking. Nobody wants to be shot at. It’s scary,” he said. “You are putting your life on the line. Everyone has families; all my officers have families at home, they want to go home and see their families, as well as I do. And we swore to an oath to protect the citizens of this community, and that is what we’re gonna do,” he said.
Jack Cashill, the author of a book about the Trayvon Martin case, “‘If I Had a Son’: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” said the protesters might not appreciate Fuesting’s stance.
“What the protesters fail to understand is that a thousand times a day police officers, black and white, male and female, find themselves in confrontations with potentially violent young black men. Given the odds, something bad will inevitably happen,” he said.
Cashill contends police in Ferguson and in other cities are not the problem.
“The problem,” he said, ‘is that the nation’s progressives, from the president on down, have failed to ask why America’s streets are filled with angry young black men unsure of what they are angry about.”
8-22-14 Former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker said that he believes there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels given past efforts by al Qaeda to do likewise on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
“We’ve had good intel over the years about al Qaeda, about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican cartels…in an effort to try to exploit our southern border” he reported, adding that a terrorist group like ISIS “absolutely” knows about the lack of security on the border.
Baker stated he believes there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and drug cartels. And “the cartels are a business … if there’s a revenue stream they can exploit, then they will, and the extremists understand that.” The video we posted has since been taken down and we are unable to provide it any-longer.rc
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was pulled over for driving erratically in April of 2013. When officers pulled her out of her car and administered a field sobriety test, it was discovered she was well over the state’s legal limit.
She was three times over the state’s legal limit. (Maybe it was because she was driving with an open bottle of vodka in the car.)
The woman was an absolute mess at the stop, as you can see in the video below.
After Lehmberg was arrested and brought into custody, this senior law-enforcement official berated and verbally abused arresting officers, even making a finger gun (those are banned, right…) and pointing it at them.
8-22-14 Information recently leaked out of Asia about China’s fifth-generation stealth fighter jet — which draws remarkable similarities to the U.S.’s F-22 and F-35 — indicates a regiment of the advanced aircraft could be deployed by the end of the decade.
China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corporation conducted a successful two-hour test flight of the fourth prototype Chengdu J-20 at the end of July according to Business Insider, and though few specifics are known, observation of the aircraft has led experts to draw extreme parallels to radar-evading design and technology already employed by the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programs.
Since the plane’s first documented prototype in 2011, its undergone a number of design revisions including air intake modification, wing size alteration, and a nose design that could incorporate an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar — all of which are improvements intended to maximize stealth.
Hamas joyful as mortar fired from UN School kills a little boy. Israel should take the gloves off and just start killing at will. Do not give warning to Gaza cilvilians, just start a killing campaign and the hell with what the world thinks. The other Arabs don’t want these people and only other terrorist have any interest. As with ISIS, all of Hamas and their supporters must be eliminated to gain a peaceful solution. They’ll never stop trying to kill Jews and Christians; we’re in a religious war and until the world wakes up and recognizes that fact, more innocent lives will be lost to these barbarians.
8-22-14 Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in a Gaza mortar attack on Israel late on Friday afternoon as he played in the living room of his family home, local media reported.
The rocket struck a nearby car in the southern Sha’ar Hanegev region critically injuring the boy with shrapnel who later died of his wounds.
According to the IDF, the projectile was fired from nearby the grounds of a school run by UNRWA in the Shejajiah neighborhood in Gaza City.
Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to perform CPR on the child, but their efforts failed. Five others were lightly wounded in the attack.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted, “Sadly a 4 year old child dies from his wounds after mortar strike in the negev region. Damage caused to buildings and cars in area.”
Following the tragic event, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with the head of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council Alon Schuster.
“On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I express deep sorrow and send condolences to the family of the child,” Netanyahu said. He also warned that Hamas “will pay a heavy price for this terrorist attack.”
Itzik Bar-or, a medic for Israeli volunteer ambulance service United Hazolah told Israel’s Walla News that he was the first to treat the child.
Bar-or, who lives close by said he heard the explosion near his house and immediately went outside. Hearing cries for help he ran to the scene of the attack with a first aid kit.
He said he found the boy in a nearby house and that he had incurred severe head injuries. Shortly afterwards MDA and military medical teams arrived and later determined the child’s death.
The child’s parents and siblings were inside the house at the time of the attack, Bar-or said.
In response to news of the death, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro condemned the attack in a Facebook post.
“I’ve just heard the terrible news that a 4-year-old child was killed by a mortar strike in the south,” he wrote. “I condemn in the strongest terms this outrageous terrorist attack and offer condolences to the boy’s family. Israel has the right and obligation to defend itself, which the United States supports.”
The victim is Israel’s fourth death from rocket attacks and 68th including soldiers in its current Operation Protective Edge aimed at halting Gaza rocket attacks.
Friday saw a significant escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza after cease-fire talks broke down when Gaza terrorists launched volleys of rockets into Israel earlier this week. Over 80 projectiles have been fired into the country so far in the last 24 hours.
If your neighbor doesn’t like you, he’ll just tell Hamas you’re a collaborator and you’ll be executed. Hamas is the judge, jury and executioner. Religion of peace huh….
Algemeiner 8-22-14 Haunting images of Palestinian men condemned to death by Hamas have emerged online after it was reported that up to 18 were summarily executed for allegedly “collaborating” with Israel.
The men were fatally shot on Friday according to local reports in “a public park and a bus stop near Al Azhar University in Gaza City, not far from the central prison where they were believed to have been held. Seven others, their hands tied behind their backs, were killed outside Al Omri mosque downtown after noon prayer,” The New York Times reported.
A witness speaking to The Times said, “The spies had their heads covered and were sitting by the wall outside the mosque. There were about 20 masked gunmen in the area. One of them said loudly that the death sentence is going to be carried out against seven collaborators.”
Gaza’s Interior Ministry declined to address the executions but Hamas has an extensive history of brutally eliminating suspected collaborators.
The slayings came just days after Israel killed top Hamas commanders in Gaza airstrikes, possibly with information from local informants, and may have been intended to send a message to others.
During Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012 gruesome images of Hamas fighters dragging the bodies of slain suspected informants behind motorcycles made headline news.
Last month Hamas militants killed at least 25 Gazan civilians suspected of collaborating with Israel, according to reports, and then blamed Israel for their deaths.
Michael Snyder 8-22-14 A new law that has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives “would prohibit the sale, transfer or possession of military-level body armor by civilians“. In other words, private citizens all over the entire nation would be permanently banned from owning body armor if this bill gets passed and signed into law. The bill that I am talking about is H.R. 5344 (The Responsible Body Armor Possession Act), and you can view the proposed legislation for yourself right here. The driving force behind this new law is Democrat Mike Honda from California. To Honda, it doesn’t matter that large numbers of very responsible Americans have purchased body armor to protect themselves and their families in a society that is rapidly decaying. Instead, it makes perfect sense to Honda to ban body armor because “access to military-grade body armor emboldens criminals and mass shooters to act.” And Honda wants to make possession of body armor a criminal offense with a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. This is absolutely crazy, and it is yet another example of the “police state mentality” that is so prevalent among our politicians these days.
When I first learned about this new law, I could hardly believe it. But it is actually true. The following is an excerpt from a news story about the introduction of this new bill…
8-22-14 On August 19, 2014, following Egyptian Foreign Ministry criticism of the quelling of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Egyptian TV host Osama Mounir made a sarcastic comment on Mehwar TV, calling upon the U.S. to respect human rights. “We should send Egyptian observers to monitor these demonstrations,” he said.
Following are excerpts: Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV
Osama Mounir: “This news item makes me very happy: Our Foreign Ministry issued a communiqué in solidarity with the U.N. demand that the U.S. respect human rights and freedom of speech. The Foreign Ministry urged the U.S. to exercise restraint, and to respect the right for peaceful assembly.
“We’ve all been following what has been happening in Missouri these past two days – the demonstrations following the killing of an unarmed boy. We are now seeing how the police deals with U.S. citizens. If I may, I would like to call upon the U.S. administration to respect human rights. I beg you, human rights must be respected all over the world.
“Here in Egypt, we respect human rights. I ask you to respect human rights too.
“I’m asking a simple question: What do you treat people this way? Why do you beat people up like this? There is footage of girls getting kicked and beaten up. Can we watch this video, please?”
Osama Mounir: “What is this? What’s this supposed to be? Where is Human Rights Watch? Where are all the observers? They should come and see this. Does this please God? Why are you acting this way?
“I ask Egypt’s Foreign Ministry to call upon all the governments in the world… We should send Egyptian observers to monitor these demonstrations.
“According to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement, Egypt is closely following the escalation of the protests in Ferguson, and the [authorities'] response to them. We hope that the inquiry will shed light upon the killing of Michael Brown. The killing of Michael Brown… The killing of Michael Brown…
“I have nothing more to say.”
Terence P. Jeffrey 8-22-14 Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon press briefing yesterday that “because of open borders and immigration issues,” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is an “immediate threat.”
In the context of this ISIL threat, Dempsey said he had had conversations with his European colleagues “about their southern flank.” He did not specifically mention the U.S.-Mexico border, which is the southern flank of the United States.
Seven years ago, then-National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell publicly warned that terrorists were coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, and that “a significant number of Iraqis” had been “smuggled across illegally” the previous year.
“Now some we caught, some we didn’t,” McConnell told the El Paso Times in an interview published on Aug. 22, 2007. “The ones that get in, what are we going to do? They’re going to write home. So, it’s not rocket science, word will move around.
At yesterday’s Defense Department briefing, a reporter asked Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: “Is it the calculation, though, that ISIL presents a 9/11 level threat to the United States?”
8-22-14 RUSH: We now know, ladies and gentlemen, why Obama went back to Washington, left Martha’s Vineyard, split from the vacation. Major Garrett had the details on CBS This Morning.
GARRETT: In addition to golf, the president’s vacation scorecard includes three dinners out, two beach days, one bike ride, a jazz concert, and a fundraiser for Senate Democrats. Not to mention a five hour bachelor party Monday in the Washington home of former White House chef Sam Cass.
RUSH: A-ha! That’s what it is. He had to come back for a bachelor party. He left his own vacation — one set of parties and the golf course — for another party. He didn’t announce that until after it was over, and it wasn’t even announced as a bachelor party. It was just “a five-hour dinner party” when it was first mentioned. No bachelor party aspect to it.
Taken from today’s Rush Limbaugh radio program
U.S. General: Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated Pentagon in “high security clearance” positions
Pamela Geller 3-2-14 More confirmation of what I have been reporting for years. And of course, it certainly makes sense of the suicidal pro-jihadist foreign policies the Obama administration has been pursuing.
General Boykin said in an interview recently that not only has the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated our government in general, but even “high security clearance” positions in the Pentagon.
“General Boykin: Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated Pentagon in ‘high security clearance’ positions” The Right Scoop, February 28, 2014
Originally posted 2014-03-02 17:45:24.
8-22-14 Press coverage of the horrific execution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria of photo-journalist James Foley has focused on the terrorist group’s claim that it killed him in retaliation for recent U.S. airstrikes. But the most important reason ISIS cut off Foley’s head was likely to score a propaganda victory to recruit radicalized Muslims from around the world to join its fanatical Islamist cause.
New angles to the Foley killing emerged on Aug. 20 with reports of an attempted raid by U.S. commandos to free him and other Western hostages in Syria and demands by the ISIS for a $132 million ransom to release Foley. The ISIS also demanded the release of al-Qaeda suspects from U.S. prisons.
CAIR should be treated as a marginal and despised group like the Ku Klux Klan or the Nation of Islam. Jihad in U.S. Schools: Anti-Christian, Revisionist History Curriculum Backed by CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood
Daniel Pipes 8-22-14 A “Stop the Bloodshed in Gaza” rally in downtown Miami on July 20 featured aggressive Islamist chants typical of anti-Israel events. In English, the demonstrators yelled “We are Hamas!” and “We are Jihad!” (as can be seen and heard here). In Hebrew, a Hamas partisan screamed at an Israel-supporter, “Son of a bitch” and “Go to Hell!” and made an obscene arm gesture. In Arabic, the crowd chanted the infamous “Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jew, Muhammad’s army will return” (a reference to a massacre of Jews under the auspices of Islam’s prophet in A.D. 629).
As I say, just a typical anti-Israel demonstration, and far from the worst. Typical – except that some of its sponsors desperately seek respectability.
In a July 23 report on the demonstration, investigative researcher Danielle Avel posted a scan of a glossy paper flier advertising the event, listing its seven sponsors:
American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Syrian American Council of South Florida (SAC), American Muslims for Emergency & Relief (AMER), and American Muslims Foundation.
The event’s Facebook page lists a coalition of eight organizations, some of which overlap with those on the flier:
8-22-14 An uncovered blonde woman on YDM?! You’re probably thinking, “this can’t be right, Hunter’s made a mistake.” Nope. No mistake. Ausfailian lawyer/wannabe politician Zali Burrows, who is indiscernible from the numerous hookers who work on the street on which I reside, self-identifies as a “Muslim voice.” Best known for representing arrested jihadists, Burrows recently made her way into the spotlight on the journalistic program SBS Insight. The program was doing a special feature on why young Muslims from Australia are going to Syria to join jihad efforts.
The program featured call-in guests like two-time YDM featuree Abdul Salam Mahmoud, an Islamic evangelist in Sydney who decided violent jihad was his true calling. Among the discussion group the show’s producers invited was a 19-year-old Muslim named Abu Bakr. Dressed in militaristic garb complete with IS and Jabhat al-Nusra decorations, the young Muslim’s views were so extreme they even drew the ire of other Muslims in the group. The host probed Bakr about his views, seeing as how his fanaticism and the disgusted reactions from Muslim and infidel alike would surely improve ratings. Burrows repeatedly told Bakr not to answer the host’s questions, saying he was being “duped.” A little over midway through the broadcast, Burrows and Bakr walked out. Burrows is quoted as saying, “the whole set up was a farce and they duped guests as to the theme,” suggesting that the producers had misled her and her client(s) that were present about the broadcast’s intent. Production staff have denied these claims.
“It was until the first question was fired on Abu Bakr that we realized what their focus was: a character assassination of a young outspoken Muslim,” Burrows said of the SBS Insight program. Aside from the histrionic language likening the question to a bullet, Burrows’ accusation of “character assassination” is also baseless. The host was simply asking Bakr about his views and giving him the platform of national television to explain them. It’s not the host’s fault if those views are seen as abhorrent by the majority of citizens; it’s Bakr’s fault for being open about those views and not expecting criticism. It’s also completely unrealistic for Burrows to think her client wouldn’t be probed for more information during the discussion, considering the groups with which he aligned were a central focus of the broadcast.
Burrows said she was unable to view the program when it was first aired because she had been detained at the airport during that time slot. A Muslim being detained at an airport, where have we seen that before… oh wait, just a couple days ago, when I wrote up one of Burrows’ clients, Fatima Elomar. A mother of four, Elomar was arrested for allegedly trying to support jihadists – namely her husband, Mohamed – abroad. An arrest warrant is out for her husband, who is fighting with terrorists in Syria. He recently was photographed holding two severed heads, smiling. Burrows claims the image was Photoshopped, despite a lack of evidence to back up said assertion.
Bradlee Dean 8-22-14 If you thought the U.N. International Baccalaureate and federal No Child Left Behind educational schemes were bad enough, you might want to look a little deeper.
In light of the 9/11 attacks, you would think the current administration would use a little prudence if they were sincerely concerned about a Muslim threat. When Obama took his oath of office, he instead defied America in numerous ways. He has given $1.5 billion to Muslim-led Egypt in foreign aid, shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood declared war on the United States. This is the same man that said America is “no longer a Christian nation,” followed by a reference that America may be described as a Muslim nation.
Muslim indoctrination in public schools
Interestingly enough, in recent years American public schools have been indoctrinated with the Muslim religion. Studies have shown over 500 historical errors in public school textbooks, giving an Islamic slant to our youth.
As a result, our youth are subject to the following teachings and practices:
Learning to become a Muslim
Fasting for Ramadan
Memorizing verses of the Quran
Adopting a Muslim name
Staging a Jihad (war against non-Muslims)