South Carolina GOP Gov. Nikki Haley Welcomes Muslim Refugees

Nikki Haley

via Nikki Haley welcomes Muslim refugees – WND

Some are calling it the “height of hypocrisy,” bordering on demagoguery.

Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s Republican governor, came out last Thursday and blasted possible White House plans to bring Guantanamo Bay prisoners to her state.

The governor called a news conference and didn’t mince words.

“We are absolutely drawing a line that we are not going to allow any terrorist to come into South Carolina,” Haley said. “We are not going to allow that kind of threat, we are not going to allow that kind of character to come in.

“My job is to protect the people of this state, and I take that very personally,” she continued. “I will take that personally the entire way through, so that the president, the Congress and anyone involved in this decision understands they are not wanted, they are not needed, and we will not accept them in South Carolina.”

Yet, at the same time she was drawing a red line against Gitmo terrorists who would stay locked in a brig off the coast of Charleston, Haley was opening her arms wide to welcome “refugees” from jihadist strongholds in the Middle East and Africa.

World Relief, an evangelical aid agency that gets paid by the federal government to resettle refugees in the U.S. from places like Somalia and Syria, hatched plans more than a year ago to add Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the list of more than 190 U.S. cities receiving foreign refugees.

As WND has reported in a series of more than 35 articles over the past year, the refugee program has been fraught with problems. Chief among them has been young men entering the U.S. as refugees and turning out to be terrorists. Some, such as the two Iraqis in Bowling Green, Kentucky, or the Uzbek man resettled in Boise, Idaho, harbored ill intent against America from day one. But others, such as the six Somalis from Minnesota who were arrested after repeatedly trying to join ISIS, or the two brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon, were radicalized after they came to the U.S. as young boys.

According to a document released Aug. 11 by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., at least 72 cases have been documented in just the past year of suspected Muslims arrested on terrorist-related charges. Sessions is asking the Obama administration to clarify their immigration status but all are believed to be either immigrants or children of recent immigrants.

So when World Relief’s plans were finally made public in March, it set off a wave of grassroots opposition in Spartanburg. Residents were angry they had not been consulted about the new arrivals, nor were they given information on the impact refugees will have on schools, housing and labor markets. Not to mention the national security risks that almost nobody wanted to talk about.

Haley has come down on the side of the State Department and the refugees, saying she trusts the vetting process, despite hundreds of arrests and active investigations involving refugees or children of refugees across the U.S. She has chosen to believe the State Department over the FBI, which is responsible for screening the refugees and warned that in some cases it’s an impossible task.

Haley also seems content to ignore the warnings of Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee. McCaul has expressed serious concerns about the Syrian refugees, calling the program a possible “jihadist pipeline” to the U.S.

While Haley has thrown out the welcome mat for potentially thousands of Muslim refugees who will walk the streets of South Carolina cities, she has condemned in the strongest words any plan to allow Gitmo prisoners.

South Carolina activists say they wish Haley would be as willing to go to the mat for citizens’ safety when it comes to U.N.-selected refugees as she is with regard to Gitmo prisoners.

“Gov. Haley made a big deal out of saying no to Gitmo. It was an angry Haley on the air, every TV station, angry about the possibility of Gitmo prisoners coming here,” said Christina Jeffrey, co-founder of Spartans for Biblical Immigration who has helped lead the grassroots effort against the refugee program in Spartanburg.

“Those Gitmo prisoners, they’re going to be locked up, not living next door to anyone, not going to our schools, our stores or anywhere they can do us any harm; they’re going to be locked up,” Jeffrey said. “The refugees are a much bigger threat to the community and she says she supports that program and trusts the vetting process.”


 

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Kansas: Muslim avionic tech who wanted to blow up airplanes gets 20 years

Source: Man who was waiting for “green light” from Allah to blow up airplanes sent to prison for 20 years | NorthIowaToday.com

A Wichita, Kansas, man working as an avionic technician for an aeronautics company and possessing restricted access to secure airport areas, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison today for attempting to explode a car bomb at the airport in Wichita, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Barry R. Grissom of the District of Kansas announced.

Terry Lee Loewen, 60, pleaded guilty on June 8 to one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Loewen was arrested in December 2013 when he tried to enter the grounds of the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport for the purpose of exploding a bomb. (The airport was recently renamed the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport).

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“Terry Loewen abused his privileged airport access to attempt to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Wichita,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin. “The National Security Division’s highest priority is protecting the United States against terrorist threats. We will continue to pursue justice against those who seek to carry out violent attacks against Americans, whether at home or abroad.”

“Here in the heartland, terrorism will never shake our faith in the things this country stands for – freedom, fairness and opportunity,” said U.S. Attorney Grissom. “We won’t give way to those who would inflict violence on their fellow citizens.”

In his plea, Loewen admitted he came to the attention of the FBI late in May 2013 when he became a Facebook friend of a person who was posting comments advocating violent jihad. The FBI began communicating with Loewen through an undercover employee. After Loewen expressed his desire to engage in violent jihad, the undercover employee offered to introduce him to someone who could help him do it.

Loewen told the undercover employee he was waiting for what he called “the green light” from Allah to carry out a violent attack on a civilian target. He said that he did not expect to live through any of the attacks he had in mind. Loewen also said that he was inspired by the teachings of Osama bin Laden and Anwar Al Awlaki, and that he had downloaded thousands of pages of information on jihad.

In September 2013, Loewen sent photos of airplanes on the tarmac at the Wichita airport. He commented that he could have “walked over there, shot both pilots … slapped some C4 on both fuel trucks and set them off before anyone even called TSA.”

In October 2013, Loewen met with a second undercover FBI employee who Loewen believed was a “brother” and would help him blow up a plane. Loewen said that he had scouted the airport to determine a time and place for an attack that would be sure to kill as many people as possible.

Loewen assisted the second FBI employee in the final assembly of an improvised explosive device. He was not aware that the explosive materials used in the device were inert. In the early hours of Dec. 13, 2013, the second FBI employee picked up Loewen at a Wichita hotel. They drove to where the bomb was stored and finished wiring the device. When they reached the airport, Loewen used his badge twice at a card reader to attempt to get onto the tarmac before he was arrested.

Loewen was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Monti L. Belot of the District of Kansas.

ESPN bans Curt Schilling for season for tweet comparing Muslim terrorists to Nazis

ESPN wants no part of debating the math. The truth does not align with their agenda. via ESPN removes Schilling from broadcasts for remainder of season | theScore

ESPN released the following statement regarding the decision:

At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt’s actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company. As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game.


ESPN continues its transformation into an accredited leftwing, affirmative action outlet for the liberal establishment.

Fox Sports is right behind them.

Raymond Ibrahim discusses Do Islam and Nazi Germany Have Something in Common?, unveiling the similarities between two totalitarian ideologies. Below the fold.
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Obama halts deportation of thousands of Yemenis, grants ‘temporary’ legal status

Yemen is more than 99% Muslim, so this means thousands more Muslims added to taxpayer-funded, long-term welfare roles in the U.S. via DHS grants temporary legal status to Yemeni citizens – Washington Times

The Obama administration Thursday announced it will grant legal status and halt deportations for potentially thousands of citizens of Yemen, saying the security situation on the ground there is so bad that the U.S. has a moral obligation to protect people.

Applicants must undergo a security screening and must prove they were in the U.S. as of Sept. 3 in order to qualify. They will win an 18-month reprieve from being kicked out of the U.S.

“Individuals with certain criminal records or who pose a threat to national security are not eligible,” the Homeland Security Department said in a statement announcing the move.

The department predicted between 500 and 2,000 people are likely to qualify for the stay of deportation.

The official program is known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and it’s a program normally used for countries that have suffered massive natural disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes, or armed conflicts.

It is supposed to give other countries a chance to recover without having to worry about an influx of more citizens returning from the U.S. The Obama administration has used it for Ebola-stricken countries and for others hit by terrorism and rebellions. Syria, for example, was added earlier this year.

Those granted TPS are also given work permits allowing them to legally hold jobs, and the department will not deport anyone in that status.

That makes it similar in effect to the deportation amnesty President Obama announced last year for illegal immigrant parents — though a federal court has halted that program.

The initial grant is for 18 months, but TPS is often renewed. Honduras has been on the list for more than 16 years.


DHS was created after 9/11 to protect Americans from Muslim terrorists.

Yet, like the Hondurans, the Yemenis and the Muslim terrorists and sharia supremacists among them, will never be deported from the U.S.

Boston Globe in Cover-up of Islamist Network in New England

Source: Peace and Tolerance

We at APT have met with Globe journalists many times, and with the entire Globe Spotlight Team consisting of top reporters and editors. We showed them documents linking the Islamic Society of Boston to terror groups and we played for them videos of hateful sermons against Jews, Christians and America. The Globe has a PC narrative that simply will not abide facts that contradict it. They still refuse to tell the citizens of Boston what they know about radical Islamists in the Hub.

Frank Gaffney’s piece proves the point decisively and with eloquence:

Having now become a city seemingly synonymous with homegrown jihadists, Boston’s paper of record continues to go back to the very enablers who recruit and indoctrinate young men and women as the go to source for all things Muslim in Boston.

We’re talking about the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), a network of mosques and Islamic organizations, founded and managed by Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups, that have been the incubators for more than a dozen known terrorists and radicals, including Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Consider the Boston Globe’s recent piece, by religion reporter Lisa Wangsness, on a “new generation” of Muslim leaders for the Boston area leading the charge for “civil rights.” But in reality all appearances suggest that this new generation is the same as the old, which means tied to Muslim Brotherhood outfits.

Americans have been repeatedly instructed to “See something, say something,” when it comes to terrorism activity. Yet when it comes to the jihadist record of the Islamic Society of Boston, CAIR, and other Muslim Brotherhood affiliates, the Boston Globe seems to prefer the slogan, “hear no evil, see no evil.”

Read the whole thing here.

 

Detroit: Muslim flight attendant makes co-workers serve alcohol, files complaint when one refuses

Represented by the terror-linked Hamas front-group CAIR

The burden of Islam and sharia in America, via Muslim flight attendant files complaint after discipline for refusing to serve alcohol | Michigan Radio – why didn’t Michigan Radio identify CAIR’s convicted terrorist leaders and terror links?

A Muslim flight attendant disciplined for refusing to serve alcohol has filed a federal complaint in Detroit.

Attorneys for Charee Stanley filed the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Tuesday.

Stanley is a flight attendant with ExpressJet Airways, working with Detroit-based management and crew.

When she converted to Islam about two years ago, Stanley says she arranged for fellow flight attendants to serve alcohol on her behalf.

She says that arrangement worked out fine until one employee filed a complaint about having to do extra work last month.

That employee also made comments about her Islamic headdress and expressed other anti-Muslim sentiments, according to Stanley.

Stanley, who was placed on unpaid leave in mid-August after that complaint, said ExpressJet should accommodate her religious beliefs.

“I don’t feel like I should have to choose between practicing my religion properly and earning a living,” Stanley said.

Lena Masri, staff attorney with the Council on American Islamic Relations-Michigan, says that by law, employers must provide “reasonable accommodations” for an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs –provided that accommodation doesn’t cause an “undue burden” for the employer.

Not so pious Charee Stanley w/unidentified male (MadWorldNews)

Not so pious Charee Stanley w/unidentified male (MadWorldNews)

“In this situation, there has clearly been no undue burden on the employer, as this request [was] accommodated for some time and there has never been any issue,” Masri said.

CAIR-Michigan director Dawud Walid added the organization is seeing more workplace discrimination cases.

“Her case is symptomatic of broader problem of Islamophobia that seems to be growing,” Walid said.

Stanley’s attorneys say that if the EEOC complaint doesn’t resolve the issue, a federal lawsuit could be filed.

In a statement, an ExpressJet spokesman said the airline is “an equal opportunity employer with a long history of diversity in our workforce” – but isn’t able to comment on an employee’s “personnel matters.”


More, Muslim Stewardess Refuses to Serve Alcohol, Then Plays the Victim

Muslim-clad thieves rob banks in New York and Ohio

Thanks to rampant Muslim immigration post-9/11 and the legal terrorism that bolsters traditional Islamic terrorism, no one – not even the police – are allowed to question anyone who even remotely appears to be a Muslim. Hence, one of the contributions Islam has brought to America is burqa bank robberies. As one burka bank robber in California put it, it’s the perfect disguise for criminals. h/t Islamist Watch

Source: Female Bank Robber in Headscarf Gets Away With $7K | Windsor Terrace-Kensington, NY Patch

An unidentified woman in a headscarf made away with $7,000 last weekend after robbing the Santander Bank at 234 Prospect Park West in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, police said.

The suspect walked into the small Santander branch just after 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, police said, then “approached a teller, passed a written note and demanded money.”

The teller complied, according to the NYPD, and handed the suspect approximately $7,000 in cash.

Brooklyn’s she-robber reportedly fled before police could be called to the scene.

The suspect is described as a petite black female of an unknown age, weighing around 115 pounds and standing around five-feet-four-inches tall.

Anyone with intel about the crime or the suspect is asked to call the NYPD at 800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online or by texting 274637, then entering TIP577.


And in Ohio: Man wearing burqa robs U.S. Bank in Euclid (photos) | cleveland.com

EUCLID, Ohio — A man robbed a bank Monday afternoon while using a burqa to hide his identity, according to the Cleveland branch of the FBI.

The man, believed to be in his 20s and weighing about 150 pounds, entered U.S. Bank, 825 East 200th St., at about 1:05 p.m. wearing the burqa and glasses. He gave a teller a note demanding a large amount of cash.

The FBI says the suspect did not indicate he had a weapon and nothing was seen.

After getting the money, the man ran out heading west on Kildeer Avenue. Authorities believe he got into a silver sedan, possibly with Illinois plates, with four other people inside. The car then drove south on East 197th Street.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Euclid Police Department at 216-731-1234 or the FBI at 216-522-1400. A reward is available if information leads to an arrest and prosecution.

A growing archive of burka / burqa bank robbery posts.

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