The International Criminal Court: A Failed Experiment

Ambassador John Bolton was prescient in his 1998 warning, when the formation of body was first being debated in Rome, that it would be ineffective, unaccountable and overly political. The reconciliation commissions of South Africa and Morocco aimed to


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So what is this asylum issue the Secretary of State mentioned?

Several people have asked me about the statement made by Secretary of State Pompeo when he announced the Administration’s intentions of capping refugee admissions at 30,000.

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According to the New York Times, Pompeo mentioned a backlog of 800,000 asylum cases piled up in immigration courts and the NYT is quick to point out that the number is too high.

It is ONLY 320,000!

(And, remember readers that those waiting for their asylum hearing are mostly free to roam the USA, relatively few are in detention!)

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Turkish Education: Same Old Religious Obsession, Only Worse

In 2017, Turkey stopped teaching evolution at secondary school: for extremists, Darwinism remains a taboo subject. Instead, school textbooks started teaching Turkish pupils "jihad." A good school, according to extremists, is not where science is taught


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Are the refugee contractors and their friends in Congress preparing to end-run the President on refugee cap?

I reported this morning that the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), the lobbying arm of the refugee industry, was sounding pretty cocky about going for their 75,000 refugee cap for Fiscal Year 2019 which begins less than two weeks from now in spite of the President’s proposed 30,000 cap.

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Will Secretary of State Pompeo’s legal team find and extract a sleeper amendment in the State Department Appropriations Act?

 

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Kresta in the Afternoon: “Raymond Ibrahim Looks at the 9/11 Attacks and the History of Jihad”

On September 11, Al Kresta of Ave Maria Radio interviewed me on the events of 9/11 in the context of history.  Click here to listen to the roughly 40-minute interview (which starts around 5:36).

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Why I think a refugee cap of 30,000 was a bad decision

I’m going to try to be brief because faithful readers have heard this all before.

The President was going to be vilified if he had come in anywhere under the 75,000 the ‘humanitarian’ refugee industry was pushing for anyway.  (See Pompeo announces 30,000 cap here yesterday.)

 

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He should have, in my opinion, halted the entire program until it was completely reformed. *

Simply cutting the numbers for a few years will do NOTHING. If the basic flawed structure is left in place the big contractors will simply hold out until Trump is no longer in office. They have already said so!

Yes, one or two of the contractors might go belly-up with a paying client number of 30,000 or less to be divvied up by the present nine contractors, but the giants, like the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the International Rescue Committee, will survive.

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Lobbying arm of the refugee industry puts out statement, says they will work toward their 75,000 refugees despite Prez

I have no idea what they are talking about in the final paragraph of a statement put out yesterday by the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) in response to the Secretary of State’s announcement that the CEILING (the top number that could be admitted to the US) will be 30,000 in FY19.  See my post yesterday, here.

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Over the years we have written extensively about RCUSA, a consortium set up under the auspices of Church World Service, of the federal refugee contractors and other assorted ‘human rights’ groups to promote refugee admissions, organize demonstrations against this President, and to lobby Congress since technically the contractors are not permitted to use their federal dollars to lobby (see ORR letter below).

See my RCUSA file here, note that they joined CAIR to protest President Trump here.

And, don’t miss this post where I reported that RCUSA had hired the now disgraced and disbanded Podesta Group to lobby key Senators for more refugees.

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Sweden: Anti-Immigration Party Becomes Kingmaker

Swedish police received more than 2,300 reports of potential crimes linked to this year's election, including voter intimidation and threats of violence against property or persons. An international team of observers found irregularities in 46% of the


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New Eichmann Film Puts the Lie to Hannah Arendt’s “Banality of Evil”

Martin Heidegger, who was Hannah Arendt's teacher and lover, was anything but banal. Nor were Göring, Goebbels, Himmler, Hitler and the numerous doctors and lawyers who were tried at Nuremberg. Neither were the university students who began by burning


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‘Muslim UN’ Highlights San Diego Lawsuit Against Islamophobia Curriculum

A recent report on Islamophobia published by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) appears to affirm its common cause with a Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) effort to change public school curricula and staff training in the name of


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PMW sends letter to Israeli Defense Ministry asking why anti-Pay-To-Slay law hasn’t been implemented

"The Defense Ministry... received a letter last week from Palestinian Media Watch complaining that the Pay for Slay Law has not been applied to payments made in 2017. PMW director Itamar Marcus suggested that implementing the law could have discouraged Fuld’s murderer."


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Secretary of State announces refugee cap for fiscal year 2019—30,000!

So, I guess Church World Service can get off its “pins and needles!”

 

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The President with Secretary of State Pompeo

 

It was only this morning that we reported that a Church World Service employee announced that there would be no CEILING (aka CAP) announced until December.  They sure seem to have gotten their facts wrong, or did they?

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Palestinian Authority Rushes Payment to Terrorist’s Family Hours After Attack Kills Father of Four

The Palestinian Authority (PA) rushed to transfer an advance of roughly $3,300 to the family of terrorist Khalil Jabarin, who killed American-Israeli citizen Ari Fuld in a stabbing attack Sunday, Eliran Tal reports for Israel's Channel One News. Fuld was


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House Acknowledges the Need for a National Terrorist Registry

A bill that passed the U.S. House last week would create a vital tool to help the United States track dozens of convicted terrorists whose prison terms are nearing completion. The Terrorist Release Announcements to Counter Extremist Recidivism Act


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Article Explores Why Somalia Deserves to be on U.S. Travel Ban List

U.S. immigration officials face serious challenges addressing refugee claims from Somalia, given that country's lack of systematic record keeping throughout its civil war and history of failed governments since 1991. As a result, Somalia deserves to stay


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Holy cow! Is the Trump Administration extending this fiscal year to December 31 for refugee admissions?

In what I thought was going to be another ho-hum whinny story about Church World Service, a Lancaster, PA refugee agency director dropped this bomb:

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Sheila Mastropietro

Mastropietro [Sheila Mastropietro, director of the CWS Lancaster office] said the CWS national office is being kept in the dark.They just found out this week that the fiscal year will be extended to Dec. 31, delaying the decision of who will be funded and leaving CWS “on pins and needles for an additional three months,” she said.

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Mahmoud Abbas: Fresh American Blood on His Hands

According to Palestinian terrorist groups, the terrorist, Khalil Jabarin, decided to murder a Jew in response to Israeli "crimes" against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular and Islamic holy sites in general. Needless to say, there is no Israeli plan to


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Investigation Finds Dutch Program Aided Terror-Tied Groups

When "Driss M" left his home in the Netherlands to join the fight in Syria, he was, he said later, heading there to fight against ISIS, not with them, alongside the Free Syrian Army. He returned in 2017, expecting a hero's welcome. He was arrested,


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