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Miss Universe: A Political Postscript

Featured image I previewed this year’s Miss Universe pageant here and here. In the first linked post, I noted that a controversy had broken out over a photo of Miss Iraq and Miss Israel that both contestants posted on Instagram: The photo caused an uproar in the Islamic world, to the point where Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, apologized to “everyone who saw it as an insult to the Palestinian cause.” (Almost exactly »

Beyond Immigration

Featured image I’m for ending chain-immigration as well as having a more robust general immigration policy, but it is not clear that the problem of radical jihadism, as demonstrated once again by the bomber in New York yesterday, is mostly attributable to lax current immigration practice. The real problem is more with home-grown radicalization, which ought to trouble us more than lax immigration. The Pew Research Center released a survey in September »

Minnesota men at large

Featured image In today’s Star Tribune Stephen Montemayor takes a look at recently unsealed FBI search warrants in ongoing Minnesota terrorism investigations. Here is the opening of his story: The former Edison High School theater student had changed his Facebook name to “Mujahid Ibrahim Abu Tuabah.” He wrote reverently of four Twin Cities friends who had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and boasted that the terror group “will never »

(DHS) Magical mystery tour: Tentative finale

Featured image The editors of City Journal have given me permission to post my account of the 2016 Somalis-only security tour of the Twin Cities airport. The City Journal piece includes links I have omitted. My account represents 18 months of work off and on. It took a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed on my behalf here in federal district court earlier this year by Dorsey & Whitney attorneys Theresa Bevilacqua »

(DHS) Magical mystery tour: Tentative finale

Featured image I have been writing for the past 18 months about the Somalis-only security tour of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport that Star Tribune reporter Stephen Montemayor mentioned in a March 2016 article related to the case of the “Minnesota men” subsequently convicted of seeking to join ISIS. It has taken two Freedom of Information Act requests, two FOIA appeals and one FOIA lawsuit filed in federal district court here to »

A word from Andrew McCarthy

Featured image On Saturday I wrote about Minnesota GOP candidate Keith Downey’s talk to the Minnesota chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS-MN). Downey had called me to ask that I take a look at the complete text of his remarks. I posted them in the footnote to my comments. The Muslim American Society was founded by the United States chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas is the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. It »

Ilhan Omar meets the press

Featured image I presented “The curious case of Ilhan Omar” last year for City Journal and followed up in “Ilhan Omar’s many firsts.” Omar has won renown as the first elected Somali-American legislator. She serves as the Democrats’ deputy minority leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives and is legally married to a fellow she won’t talk about, probably because he is her brother and she married him for dishonest purposes. Her »

Talking to (and about) the Muslim American Society

Featured image The Muslim Brotherhood founded the Muslim American Society in 1993. In 2003 the Muslim American Society of Minnesota was incorporated as an affiliate of Muslim American Society. The MAS-MN puts it this way: “[A] number of activists of the Islamic movement launched the [MAS] in 1992 [sic] to complement the work that has been accomplished in the last four decades and to lay the ground for the Islamic work needed »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is here to lend a helping hand understanding the AMERICAN MUSLIM RESPONSE TO TERRORISM. She writes: It has happened again, of course, and will again. A lunatic Muslim Uzbek, here on a “Diversity Visa” – which, I thought had to be a made up thing, but no, it’s real – has killed many people, wounded more. At least the name Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov is probably not going to »

Round up the usual reminders

Featured image In Barack Obama’s world, Islamist terrorism was never about terrorism. When Muslims went on jihadi rampages shouting “Allahu akbar,” the motive was always a deep secret to be kept from the American people. In the eyes of Obama and his crew, we couldn’t handle the truth. The Islamic State — not Islamic. The Islamic Republic of Iran — not Islamic. Hamas, Hezbollah and all the rest, well, you know. Can’t »

Edmonton Terrorist Is a Somali Refugee

Featured image You have probably heard about last night’s terrorist attack in Edmonton. It began when a man driving a Chevrolet Malibu crashed through a police barrier associated with a sports event and struck an Edmonton police officer, throwing him 15 feet through the air. The terrorist, who had an ISIS flag in the front seat of his vehicle, then jumped out of the car and attacked the officer with a knife, »

St. Louis Park family loses son to ISIS

Featured image Stephen Montemayor covers the courts for the Star Tribune. If you’ve been following the saga of the “Minnesota men” — young Minnesota Somali Muslims who have conspired to lend a hand to ISIS over the past several years — you will want to take a look at Montemayor’s Star Tribune story on six open cases involving support for ISIS in Minnesota. St. Louis Park is the Minneapolis suburb that was »

DOJ tried to force pastor to testify on his views of Islam

Featured image Christian Adams at PJ Media reports that the United State Department of Justice issued subpoenas to force a Christian pastor in Virginia to disclose under oath his views on Islam. Fortunately, today a federal court dismissed the underlying case that gave rise to the subpoena. Nonetheless, the saga reminds us of the abusive leftism of the DOJ. Steve Harrelson is the pastor of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Boston, »

Labour demotes MP over true but politically incorrect statements about rape

Featured image We have written about the rape crisis in Rotherham, England. There, over a period of years, more than 1,400 girls, many of them pre-teens, were raped and trafficked by a loose consortium of men. The men were all Muslim immigrants or sons of immigrants, mainly from Pakistan. The girls were all, or nearly all, white. When the scandal finally came to light in 2014, city officials said that they had »

More Terror Attacks In Europe

Featured image It is getting to the point where they are barely newsworthy. In Brussels, a man armed with a knife yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he attacked two policemen. A fresh terror attack hit Brussels tonight as a knife maniac yelling “Allahu Akbar” attacked two soldiers with a “machete” before being shot dead. The Belgian capital was placed in lockdown with a massive police response following the horror, which came an hour »

Summer Camp In Gaza

Featured image Kids in Hamas-controlled Gaza go to summer camp, just like kids in the U.S. They build fires, they play games, they watch movies, they learn new skills. And at the end of the camp, they put on a show for their parents to show what they have learned. This short video was put together by the Israeli Defense Forces. In just one minute, it explains why peace in that region »

What Is To Be Done? (European Ed.) [Updated]

Featured image Once again, Europe has been struck by Islamic terrorism. In Barcelona, a van plowed into a crowd on one of the city’s most popular streets, Las Ramblas, killing 13 people and wounding more than 100. The driver of the van escaped. Shortly thereafter in Cambrils, a short distance south of Barcelona, five terrorists went on a second spree, killing one person and wounding dozens more in a vehicle attack before »