AFC Newsletter - Apr. 21, 2018
"We fight not for glory or for wealth nor honours;
but only and alone we fight for freedom,
which no good man surrenders but with his life."
~Bernard De Linton ~
(In The Year 1320)
We are introducing a new weekly column which we hope you will enjoy!
"Letters from The Cassandra Society"
by John Thompson
Hello friends, and welcome to the Cassandra Society. Believe it or not, many of you are already members, but we don't have dues, a membership roll, or even funny robes and a semi-secret handshake.
What we do have is the same curse bestowed upon Cassandra, a princess and priestess of Troy. She was given the ability to accurately see the future and cursed because nobody would ever believe her. This is what we share, particularly with some of the issues that concern us.
In Homer's Iliad, we see poor Cassandra imploring her fellow Trojans: "No, please don't take that gigantic wooden horse inside our walls, it's full of Greeks!"
The response, inevitably, was "Oh Cassandra, you say the funniest things!". We all know what happened next.
Later, King Agamemnon brought his latest slave girl home with him. "Gosh, it's been ten long years since my wife Clytaemnestra has seen me, but she's going to love my favorite souvenir of Troy!" Cassandra knew what was coming and tried to warn the Greek king that his wife wasn't going to miss either of them, not with her axe. Maybe after weeks of being Agamemnon's new sex-toy, she didn't care enough anymore to make too much of a fuss.
The rest of the tale narrated by the Athenian playwright Aeschylus in his trilogy The Choephoroe, has lots more blood, vengeance, et cetera. In the end the Furies are unleashed and all the pain, misery, and suffering that Cassandra foresaw comes to pass.
Our Grandparents were told these tales from the very foundations of literature and drama. The emerging generation seems to have skipped these classics. After all, they have to be sheltered from old 'European Patriarchs' like Homer, Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Kipling, etcetera; usually on the grounds that they are now deemed irrelevant.
One wonders what is relevant to a generation that self-confidently posts YouTube offerings of themselves eating Tide-pods? However, the mysteries of Post-Modernist educational theory are deemed too important for the likes of non-professionals. Timeless truths about the human condition interfere with new truths such as that it is fine to hug a viper to one's heart in the name of diversity and tolerance, and that folly is somehow a form of moral superiority.
It is for us to break the curse of Cassandra. We know that leopard does not change its spots, and an Egyptian Asp is far too dangerous to hug to one's breast. We also know that a Salafist Muslim Brotherhood member is not a proponent of freedom of speech, no matter how neatly dressed he (or she) may be.
Members of the Cassandra Society know there is indeed no such thing as a free lunch; that one must not buy a pig in a poke; and that self-destructive folly is only too real. The problem for us is that how do we teach these things to others?
Sun Tzu reminds us: "Know your enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster." We have many issues to battle and cannot afford many mistakes anymore.
Welcome, friends and colleagues; we have much work to do together.
Canada: On Trudeau's behalf, Muslim MP Iqra Khalid honours anti-Israel activists
'Land Day' symbolizes the Palestinian Authority's (PA) determination to "liberate" Palestine" by wiping Israel off the map. On April 14, 2018, the Palestine House held its annual commemoration of the 'Land Day'. At the event, a Liberal Member of Canada's Parliament, Iqra Khalid, gave Amin El-Maoued, the Head of Public Relations of the Palestine House, an award of honor. Palestine House was de-funded in 2012 by the federal government for what then Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney referred to as a "pattern of support for extremism".
Canadian Muslim scholar calls for re-establishing the Islamic State, rejecting nation-states
Mazin AbdulAdhim is a prominent Canadian Muslim scholar and Imam of Iraqi descent who is affiliated with the pro-Caliphate Islamic global movement of Hizb ut-Tahrir. On April 15, 2018 London, he posted on his YouTube channel a video entitled "10 Reasons Why the Khilafah" explaining the importance and the benefits of re-establishing the Caliphate or the Islamic State that will unite all Muslims under rule of Islam.
The Ottawa Police and Islamist Outreach
Are the Mayor of Ottawa, the Chief of Police and the Ottawa Police Services Board aware of the fact that the parent organization of the NCCM/CAIR CAN is a listed terrorist group due to its Muslim Brotherhood linkages? Are they also aware of the fact that the NCCM/CAIR CAN has been identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group in parliamentary testimony?
Depolicing is Real: The Politicization of Police Forces and Soaring Crime
When journalist Anthony Furey of the Toronto Sun pointed out details about the Imam, he received a phone call at home after hours from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). While the PMO could not point out any errors in the story, Furey was told that "this is not the story," he was "irresponsible" for writing about such matters and that the story was an example of "Islamophobia." Ironically, most of the information in the story came from the website of the mosque itself. Politicians in Ottawa at high level are attempting to silence criticism of their association with Islamist elements.
Does the Toronto Police Service Support Domestic Abuse? Their Chaplain Does
Why does the Toronto Police Service have a chaplain who has a moral compass that does not align with the Constitution of Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Criminal Code or the policies of the Toronto Police Service itself?
We Must End Foreign Immigrant Occupation and Chinese Buyout of Canada
The history of Canada is one in which European frontiersman and then settlers, braved the unknown and carved out the greatest Dominion on the planet with their bare hands, a musket, a paddle and an axe. It was a nation created by European men for European people. The economic arguments for continued mass immigration into Canada are nothing short of lies. Now, Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen says "I am the face of your government, and I am in charge of who becomes a Canadian"!
Government Report Says Canada Could Face Chemical Weapons Attack Risk From Returning ISIS Fighters
According to an internal government report, Canada could face the risk of chemical weapon terror attacks, as returning ISIS fighters may have knowledge of how to use those weapons. While the threat may be remote, it still cannot be discounted, and it's yet another reason why the Trudeau government is making a horrible mistake by letting ISIS fighters back into our country. As a result, the Canadian people are being put at a totally unnecessary risk, and the Trudeau government is failing in the most important job they have: Keeping our nation safe.
Ottawa ditches mediation talks in $27M Abdelrazik lawsuit
A sweeping $27-million lawsuit against the federal government brought by a Sudanese-Canadian who was detained overseas - and not allowed to return home for six years - is headed back to court, CBC News has learned.
The Quiggin Report - Special Report: The Enemy on the Ballot
CAIR USA is also trying to influence conservative parties who tend to be far more skeptical and are much more difficult to infiltrate. But the Islamists are persistent and will continue to do this until we have legislation making these Islamist extremist front groups, with their cartel like structures, illegal and expose them for who they are.
Justin Trudeau #FAILS - 400 people illegally cross the border per day
Watch Michelle Rempel rip Justin Trudeau's Immigration Minister over their failure to manage our borders. I even suggest a solution - watch what happens.
"Random and unprovoked" attacks: Muslim in Toronto charged with throwing rocks at two women and kicking several more in the head, chest and back
Islamic misogyny in action. Ahmed Oumer was likely motivated by Islam's hatred for unbelievers and women who aren't fully veiled in cloth coffins. But will Toronto authorities ever acknowledge that? Of course they won't. They will search for some other motive for his actions, no matter how farfetched. They will tell us he has "psychological problems," or that his "random and unprovoked" attacks on these women were because of the "islamophobia" he suffered. The denial remains nearly universal.
Freedom of Speech
Do you utter "hate speech"?
Hate is an emotion. Hate away. I hate the left. I hate Islam. I hate the colour magnolia. I'm under no obligation to like or agree with or be in acceptance of anyone or anything on this planet. No obligation whatsoever. I'm free to hate as many people and things as I like.
Stanford labels the forcible suppression of dissenting views "free expression"
The academic environment on our nation's campuses has deteriorated so severely, and our colleges and universities have been so completely transformed into centers of Leftist indoctrination, that many students not only oppose the freedom of speech, but don't even know what it is.
The Barbarians Who Sacked Rome Came Into the Empire as Refugees
What kind of society brings in barbarians who cannot be assimilated in order to replace the children it refused to have; which excuses and rewards the horrific crimes of those barbarians; and which punishes patriots who try to stop the depredations of the said barbarians?
Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube
Conservative Movement Faces Existential Threat From Tech, Study Shows
If the liberals who run the big companies, like Facebook, Google, Youtube and Twitter, all suppress conservative speech, and the report concludes they are, no messages that contradict leftist propaganda will be heard. 'If the right is silenced, billions of people will be cut off'.
Facebook Bans Jamie Glazov For Reporting A Muslim's Threat
Facebook has banned Frontpage Editor and Glazov Gang host Jamie Glazov for seven days. Jamie's crime is posting/reporting on his Facebook page a physical threat that was made to him personally on his FB page by a member of the Religion of Peace.
Taqiyya About Taqiyya
Imam Omar Suleiman complains that "bigoted groups" have supposedly hijacked Google with material that is false about Islam. In reality, it is Suleiman who has hijacked Google with misleading apologetic material about Islam that Google has allowed to take precedence over truthful information.
Southern Poverty Law Centre
La Crosse Tribune's Mike Tighe crows over cancellation of counterjihad event, says jihad is spiritual war
Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations and the hard-Left smear group the Southern Poverty Law Center, are deeply afraid of us. They know they cannot show us to be wrong, so they defame and smear us, in accord with the Alinskyite playbook, and do everything they can to intimidate and frighten timid event sponsors (which is usually pretty easy) into canceling the event.
Legal Threat Prompts Southern Poverty Law Center to Delete 'Anti-Muslim Extremist' List
Maajid Nawaz, a practicing Muslim and prominent Islamic reformer, threatened legal action over his inclusion. There are new questions arising around a charge that has dogged the group for years: that the SPLC is overplaying its hand, becoming more of a partisan progressive hit operation than a civil rights watchdog. Critics say the group abuses its position as an arbiter of hatred by labeling legitimate players "hate groups" and "extremists" to keep the attention of its liberal donors and grind a political ax....
Around the World
'Halal certification is a racket and a scam': Fresh calls to scrap Islamic food branding as senator slams the industry
Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi has described Muslim halal certifiers as 'cockroaches' who are running an extortion racket on the nation's food suppliers.'There's no transparency, there's no accountability and the only conclusion I could draw is that the domestic halal certification is a racket and a scam,' he said. 'It's an extortion basically on companies to say, "Unless you pay us a fee ... we're going to claim you're racist, we're going to tell the Islamic community that you're a bad bunch of people to go business with",' he claimed.
Germany: Muslim rappers who mocked Auschwitz victims given music prize on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Outrage has grown in Germany after a rap duo accused of anti-Semitism over lyrics comparing themselves to Auschwitz prisoners was awarded a music prize on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Palestinians and the Arabs
A Kuwaiti student related how Kuwait, before the first Gulf War, had given "everything" to the Palestinians. The Kuwaitis had invited hundreds of thousands of them into the country, giving them jobs, medical care, and money for their cause against Israel. Palestinians made up a large portion of their immediate pre-war population. Then came the invasion by Saddam, and the Palestinians sold out their hosts to the invading forces.
Christian, Yazidi Women Still in ISIS Captivity
Despite losing control of Raqqa and other major strongholds in Syria and Iraq, however, ISIS continues to enslave many of the women and girls it kidnapped during its rise in 2014. The world seems to have forgotten about them.
Sweden's War on Free Speech
It is curious that the Swedish state can afford to give more than half a million Swedish kroner away to a private vigilante organization, run by a seemingly shady figure, at a time when the Swedish police are starved for resources and barely have time to investigate the very crimes, including horrific gang rapes, which are causing these 'hateful' social media posts to begin with.
UK: Teachers blast "racist" parents who pull children from "education" about Islam in class
There is a difference between teaching children and indoctrinating them with lies. For the sake of truth and sensitivity, it is best for everyone involved that young children not be taught about Islamic law and tradition in the school system. There are several reasons why.
NYPD withholding evidence in 1972 case of cop murdered in mosque by Muslims screaming "Allahu akbar"
The Nation of Islam is not an orthodox Muslim group; its paranoid race-based theology has nothing to do with any traditional form of Islam. But this murder, with the killers screaming "Allahu akbar" as they murdered Phillip Cardillo, certainly followed the jihadi playbook. Would revealing what really happened here be "Islamophobic"? Does the NYPD fear violence from the Nation of Islam and its allies?
American Pravda Wins Pulitzer
The days of the New York Times as a reliable, salient, or sane source of news have passed. It exists now as an ideological apparatus of the progressive state, shilling for the hard-Left and the bureaucrats who pander to them. The New York Times should pat itself on the back for receiving an award it played a part in reducing to utter worthlessness.
The American "Inability to Understand" Jihadis
American Presidents and policymakers of recent times have consistently shown an inability or unwillingness to understand the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat in general. This willful ignorance persists and his gotten worse, with the Bush/Obama policies of denying that the jihad terror threat has anything to do with Islam.
Honor Killing Is Not Just a Muslim Problem by Phyllis Chesler
How is an honor killing, which is a family conspiracy and an act of domestic terrorism, different from an act of truck-bomb or human-bomb terrorism? Both are embedded within a system of beliefs which are not compatible with democracy or the rule of law.
The Rise of Western Civilizationism by Daniel Pipes
Civilizationist parties bring critical benefits to the political arena: realism, courage, tenacity, and a civilizational critique necessary if the West is to survive in its historic form. Therefore, contrary to many friends and allies, I favor working with most civilizationist parties, advocating critical co-operation rather than rejection and marginalization.
A Short, Communist History of "McCarthyism" by Diana West
One thing is clear. The organs and agents of godless communism, that creed of blood, servitude and pain, were obsessed and existentially threatened by this one American patriot, Senator McCarthy, and the larger anti-communist tradition he so quickly personified. Thus, today, from across the political spectrum, we continue to decry bad, old "McCarthyism," having forgotten all about communist subversion.
Pompeo and I Are Not Hate Mongers by Brigitte Gabriel
I lived in an 8x10 bomb shelter for almost a decade because of Islamic terrorism. Yet, Cory Booker and the fake news media had the audacity to call me an Islamophobe and a Hate Monger.
The Battle for Speaker's Corner
This Antifa movement and the shouting down of differing opinions is a step back in time. It's not a move forward for the human race. I dare say, and I hope, that these "snowflakes" will look back on YouTube video of themselves in years to come, throwing their tantrums, and be utterly ashamed of themselves. Not something you'd want to show the grandchildren.
Tariq Ramadan's Rape Trial: Blame the Victim
If you thought it was challenging for women to come forward and accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, consider accusing the Islamic theologian Tariq Ramadan. The imprisonment of such a legend -- the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood -- has caused a stir in the French and Swiss Muslim communities and mobilized a powerful propaganda machine.
Cops are the Good Guys
Are cops perfect? Of course not. And no one should expect them to be. But every single day under the most difficult conditions, the police protect us from the bad guys. In other words, they do their job and they do it well. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke makes it very clear: cops are not the problem.
Katie Hopkins - 'Media Will Not Be Honest About' Migrant Violence in Sweden
After detailing the myriad problems in Sweden at the moment, Hopkins excoriates the media for whitewashing the issues, especially when they refer to the migrants as the "new Swedes." She says, "you can't take Mohammed, stick a blond wig on him," then "turn him into a Swede." And a lot more.
Robert Spencer video: In the UK, if you see something, you better say nothing
In this new video, I discuss London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu's recent call for Britons to become "counter-terrorism citizens," and how it contradicts the British police's increasing focus on "Islamophobia."
Rest in Peace
Barbara Bush, Wife of 41st President and Mother of 43rd, Dies at 92
Barbara Bush, the widely admired wife of one president and the fiercely loyal mother of another, died Tuesday evening at her home in Houston. She was 92. Spare a thought this morning for George Bush Sr. on the first day in three-quarters of a century without the great love of his life.
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