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  • Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Reverses Platform After Election, Supports Anti-Israel Agenda

    11/19/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 at 8:29am | Chris Agee
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia and a newly elected U.S. representative, is facing backlash for her inconsistent stance on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.In a statement to the Muslim Girl blog days after the midterm election, her campaign made it clear that the congresswoman-elect supports the movement.“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” a statement explained. Advertisement - story continues belowHowever, as Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review noted, “The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election,...
  • Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS

    11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-15-2018
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she ‘believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ‘counterproductive’ during election campaign Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON — A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was “counteractive”...
  • Minneapolis precinct inspector removed over 'racist' Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 5:11:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 3, 2018 | Elisha Fieldstadt and Tim Stelloh
    The ranking officer of a Minneapolis police precinct was removed from his post Monday after an image of what appears to be a Christmas tree decorated with racist ornaments circulated on social media, authorities said. The removal came three days after two officers who were allegedly involved in decorating the tree were placed on paid leave. Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder confirmed that Inspector Aaron Biard was removed from the top position at the north side precinct station where the tree was apparently photographed. "After very thoughtful review and consideration I have made the decision that effective immediately Assistant...
  • Democrats Change 181 Year-Old Rule To Allow Ilhan Omar To Wear Hijab In The House

    12/02/2018 2:33:15 PM PST · by Baynative · 159 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/2/18 | Kane
    For 181 years, the U.S. House of Representatives has imposed a ban on its members wearing head coverings. With Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, set to take her oath of office in January, that rule—which would have prohibited her wearing her customary headscarves or the hijab—is slated to change. The change was proposed jointly by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Incoming Rules Chairman Jim McGovern and member-elect Ilhan Omar as part of a larger overhaul package. When Omar is sworn in next year, she will become the first federal legislator to wear a...
  • Prosecutors petition to add 2nd-degree murder charge against Noor (Justine Damond Murder)

    12/01/2018 4:36:40 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/30/18 | KSTP Staff
    Prosecutors are seeking to add a second-degree murder charge against the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk. A court filing states that since Mohamed Noor is already charged with third-degree murder, three of the four elements of a second-degree charge are satisfied. The filing argues the shooting also satisfies the fourth element - that Noor intended to kill Ruszczyk. "The circumstances surrounding the crime show that the defendant acted with the intent to kill," prosecutors wrote. "He fired at Ms. Ruszczyk from no more than six feet away. He fired with tragic accuracy, managing to send a...
  • Minnesota mom, 25, charged with giving 9-month-old son laxatives to inflict starvation

    11/29/2018 6:44:37 AM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    FOX ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | Frank Miles
    A 25-year-old mom in Minnesota was charged last week with one count of felony-level child endangerment that could result in substantial harm or death, after authorities discovered she allegedly gave her 9-month-old son laxatives to inflict starvation. Authorities discovered that Megan Lee Kafer of Lewiston, Minn., who is scheduled to appear in court on the charge in mid-December, had searched the web on her phone for ways to poison a baby, including: “MiraLax overdose,” “Can a doctor tell if you overdose on MiraLax,” “How to make a baby really sick,” “Mom gets 20 years to life for poisoning son with...
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Historic Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume Overnight Voyages on Inland Waterways

    11/28/2018 9:45:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 27, 2018
    U.S. House of Representatives approves one-of-a-kind vessel’s return to America’s rivers The nation’s last authentic overnight steamboat may once again cruise the rivers of America’s Heartland and Deep South. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate an exemption to allow the Delta Queen Steamboat to return to service after a decade-long retirement. “In addition, we must thank the many government officials in Jefferson County, Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation who have been steadfast in their dedication to the Delta Queen’s return to her home port.” “A remarkable piece of the nation’s maritime history is reborn,” said Leah...
  • Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive (Housing/Urban Density) Plan likely to pass, council members say

    11/25/2018 9:44:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Nov 2018 | Miguel Otárola
    A controversial plan to make Minneapolis a more densely populated city has enough support on the City Council to pass when it comes to a vote next month, council members said this week. Six council members reached by the Star Tribune indicated they would vote in support of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Dec. 7. It needs nine votes to pass, but even Council Member Linea Palmisano, who opposes the 2040 plan, believes it will move forward. The 2040 plan would usher in citywide upzoning, allowing triplexes in neighborhoods currently reserved for single-family homes, and denser development along transit...
  • The Troubles of Linda Sarsour

    11/23/2018 7:40:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 23, 2018 | Ari Lieberman
    When Jew-Hate and financial improprieties come with a cost. The Troubles of Linda Sarsour When Jew-Hate and financial improprieties come with a cost. November 23, 2018 Ari Lieberman AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to Facebook 70Share to TwitterShare to More32Share to Print 26 Linda Sarsour has had a good run. Over the years, she’s raked in a lot of money and hobnobbed with the Hollywood elite but the media savvy, narcissistic anti-Semite, who never missed an opportunity to thrust herself into the limelight, is now watching as her former allies are distancing themselves from her like rats jumping from a sinking ship....
  • Laura Loomer’s Twitter Account Has Been Suspended for ‘Hateful Conduct’

    11/21/2018 5:05:33 PM PST · by Drew68 · 48 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 11/21/18
    The conservative commentator and provocateur Laura Loomer has been suspended from Twitter after the site accused her of “hate speech.” Loomer, who is still allowed to use Facebook, announced her suspension on Wednesday evening. Loomer put up a screenshot of the message she had received from Twitter, which said that she had been suspended for violating Twitter’s rules against “hateful conduct.” The message from Twitter said, “Your account, LauraLoomer, has been suspended for violating the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for violating our rules against hateful conduct.” Laura Loomer seems to have a bee in her bonnet about Ilhan Omar, who recently...
  • Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated

    11/20/2018 5:52:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-19-18 | Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz said Saturday on Fox & Friends that Democrats on the extreme left are "tolerating anti-Semitism" to avoid being alienated by their base. His remarks come after Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar seemed to reverse her stance on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. During a forum in August, Omar said that she supports a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, saying that it's important to "recognize Israel’s place in the Middle East and the Jewish people’s rightful place within that region." However, Omar's campaign told the blog Muslim Girl that she "believes in and supports the...
  • Democrats Want to Change a 181-Year-Old Rule to Allow Religious Headwear in the House

    11/19/2018 6:58:39 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 80 replies
    As they prepare to welcome two newly-elected Muslim women into the 116th Congress, Democrats have proposed a clarification to a 181-year-old rule banning representatives from wearing hats on the House floor. If approved, the new rules would allow lawmakers to wear religious headwear, like hijabs and kippahs, once Democrats take control of the chamber in January. Representative-elect Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, wears a headscarf. She was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee.
  • Chipotle rethinking firing manager who refused to serve black customers over ‘dine and dash’ fears

    11/19/2018 6:18:00 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 18, 2018 | Gregg Re
    The restaurant chain Chipotle announced Saturday that it had terminated one of its managers for suggesting in a viral video that five black customers were planning to order food without paying -- but on Sunday, the company acknowledged to Fox News that it was considering re-hiring the manager because her suspicions may have been well-founded. In a series of video clips seen more than 3 million times on Twitter, a Chipotle customer in St. Paul, Minn., identifed as 21-year-old Masud Ali, and several friends are told by a manager: "You gotta pay, because you’ve never had money when you come...
  • Moscow on the Mississippi

    11/18/2018 7:30:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Looking out the window on icy snow this cold, gray mid-November morning, it is hard not to make the comparison. Minneapolis is looking more and more like Moscow on the Mississippi. Predictions by global warming enthusiasts not withstanding, the weather is not the only similarity. A grayness hovers over Minnesota like a fog. It is a heaviness. It feels oppressive. The gray funk resulting from the reality that the Left has strengthened its grip on this state and its government. The Governor-elect wasted little time announcing that we should brace for the jolt of a hefty tax increase on gasoline....
  • NEW MUSLIM CONGRESS MEMBERS 'DECEIVED' VOTERS

    11/17/2018 8:09:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 16 NOV 2018 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    It’s an old joke: How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It seems that may be the case for the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. An analyst at the Gatestone Institute presented evidence that Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Harbi Tlaib of Michigan lied to voters. The charge comes from Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the institute, who who wrote that most of the media coverage since their election Nov. 6 “has been effusive in praise of their Muslim identity and personal history.” “Less known is that both...
  • Ilhan Omar's Election Shows That Democrats Aren't Interested in Confronting Anti-Semitism

    11/16/2018 2:36:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, is a new kind of politician. She's telegenic, ideologically progressive, widely celebrated by a media that's obsessed with identity politics. She's the kind of politician who can openly side with Hamas against Israel or spread "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"-style conspiracies on Twitter, claiming that Jews possess the supernatural ability to hypnotize the world as they unfurl their "evil." It's not surprising, then, that Omar also supports the "boycott, divestment and sanctions" movement. In a statement to the website Muslim Girl, someone on Omar's staff...
  • With Election Now Over, Ilhan Omar Voices BDS Support

    11/13/2018 6:08:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Twin Cities Jewfolk ^ | November 12, 2018 | Lonny Goldsmith
    n August, now Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar told a crowd of more than 1,000 people that the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement was “counteractive” because it wasn’t “helpful in getting a two-state solution.” Now, less than a week after Omar’s election to Congress representing Minnesota’s Fifth District, Omar is explicitly stating her position as a BDS supporter in what many argue is a contradiction of the stance she took at Beth El Synagogue. In a statement to the website Muslim Girl, attributed to the Congresswoman-elect’s campaign staff, “Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure...
  • Rep. Jason Lewis blames House GOP defeat on John McCain

    11/12/2018 2:19:35 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/18 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.), who lost his seat in last week’s midterm elections, is coming under fire for a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he blames Republicans’ defeat at the ballot box on the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). In the piece, titled “Who Lost the House? John McCain,” Lewis makes a novel argument: that McCain’s famous thumbs-down vote last year against a “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act doomed Republicans by making it more difficult for them to counter Democratic claims that GOP lawmakers would do away with protections for those with preexisting conditions. The catch, of...
  • Ferguson state rep leaves black caucus after her alleged rapist is elected caucus chairman

    11/10/2018 2:51:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    St Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 11/10/18 | Jack Suntrup
    Members of Missouri's legislative black caucus on Thursday elected state Rep. Steven Roberts, D-St. Louis, to chair the group — but Roberts' ascension drew criticism from one of his colleagues who two years ago accused Roberts of raping her. Rep. Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, announced Thursday on Facebook that she was leaving the caucus. "I have resigned from the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus," Walker wrote. "I stand in my truth and am incredibly grateful to my colleagues who stand with survivors."