By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
The Islamic war raging across Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria at the hands of the Sunni-Muslim Islamic State that has slaughtered tens of thousands of Christians and Shi’ite Muslims is pulling like-minded Sunni Muslims from many countries into their ranks. Spured on by news reports and Twitter feeds of grotesque acts of violence, fundamental followers of the Prophet Mohammed who revel in the historic commands in the Qur’an to chop off hands and heads and rape and pillage women, have hungered to experience the thrill of the blood-letting for themselves. Hundreds of British Muslims have already traveled to Iraq and Syria to become trained and radicalized to fight in the Islamic State army. The recently published video of the barbaric beheading of American photo-journalist James Foley was carried out by a masked man speaking perfect English with a British accent leading experts to believe he is a British citizen. Similar but smaller numbers of American Muslims have also traveled to Syria and Iraq to join in the religious holy war. But the real threat from the militant terrorists in the Islamic State is the ability of these American and British Muslims to return to their home countries and since many are not Arabs or African-Americans, they can blend right in to the overall population undetected.
While Democratic U.S. government officials make alarming public statements about such threats to the American public they all seem oblivious to existing law that was written to revoke the citizenship of any American who joined a foreign army to wage war against American troops or American interests or our allies. Considering the extent of pro-Islamic sympathies coming from one-time Muslim Barack Hussein Obama, who has yet to convince anyone he is no longer still a Muslim, it is understandable why our government officials don’t know how to deal with the problem. Perhaps they need to take a refresher course and read the law here at the Cornell University Law School web site.
8 U.S. Code § 1481 – Loss of nationality by native-born or naturalized citizen; voluntary action; burden of proof; presumptions
(a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality—
(1) obtaining naturalization in a foreign state upon his own application or upon an application filed by a duly authorized agent, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or
(2) taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or
(3) entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state if
(A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States, or
(B) such persons serve as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer; or
(A) accepting, serving in, or performing the duties of any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after attaining the age of eighteen years if he has or acquires the nationality of such foreign state; or
(B) accepting, serving in, or performing the duties of any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after attaining the age of eighteen years for which office, post, or employment an oath, affirmation, or declaration of allegiance is required; or
(5) making a formal renunciation of nationality before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in a foreign state, in such form as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State; or
(6) making in the United States a formal written renunciation of nationality in such form as may be prescribed by, and before such officer as may be designated by, the Attorney General, whenever the United States shall be in a state of war and the Attorney General shall approve such renunciation as not contrary to the interests of national defense; or
(7) committing any act of treason against, or attempting by force to overthrow, or bearing arms against, the United States, violating or conspiring to violate any of the provisions of section 2383 of title 18, or willfully performing any act in violation of section 2385 of title 18, or violating section 2384 of title 18 by engaging in a conspiracy to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, if and when he is convicted thereof by a court martial or by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(b) Whenever the loss of United States nationality is put in issue in any action or proceeding commenced on or after September 26, 1961 under, or by virtue of, the provisions of this chapter or any other Act, the burden shall be upon the person or party claiming that such loss occurred, to establish such claim by a preponderance of the evidence. Any person who commits or performs, or who has committed or performed, any act of expatriation under the provisions of this chapter or any other Act shall be presumed to have done so voluntarily, but such presumption may be rebutted upon a showing, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the act or acts committed or performed were not done voluntarily.
Any American holding a U.S. Passport who travels to the Middle East without a justifiable reason should be placed under intense scrutiny when attempting to return. The government already has this ability and has identified many American Muslims who have been killed in action fighting for al Qaida, ISIS or the Taliban. If they know of these people who have left our soil to engage in hostilities then they should simply revoke their passports and refuse to allow them to reenter the United States when they try to return home. They should not even be allowed to board the flight.
Three years ago Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (I) along with Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown introduced the “Enemy Expatriation Act”, a bill to strip the citizenship from any American who participated or actively supported any terrorist organization. The bill failed to pass and has been reintroduced every year since and still lingers in Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s circular filing cabinet. Considering Reid’s abject obedience to his master Barrack Hussein Obama, who is on record of “standing with Islam” it is understandable why radicalized Muslims haven’t been prevented from returning home after service to the Islamic State. And we can thank our state-run mainstream news media for covering up for them.
But here is the text and description of references for the bill from Wikipedia.
The Enemy Expatriation Act (HR 3166 and S. 1698) is a proposed law in the United States sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Scott Brown (R–MA) and Representatives Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Jason Altmire (D-PA). The bill would allow the United States government to strip US citizens of their citizenship if they participate in terrorism, defined as “providing material support or resources to a Foreign Terrorist Organization, as designated by the secretary of state, or actively engaging in hostilities against the United States or its allies.” In early 2012, the proposal was compared to the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, and some writers have suggested that the two laws could be used together to take away citizens’ civil liberties. If passed, the bill would add to the circumstances under which US citizenship can be lost.
The bottom line to all of this is that America is being set up to experience a religious war wherein Islam will attempt to carry out their threats to drench us in blood. And you can bet that every Muslim who couldn’t afford the price of a plane ticket will come out from their mosques and join them. And all the while we have had a law on the books for decades that could be used to prevent these barbaric monsters from getting home.
Many thanks to my good friend Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at the Noisy Room for her assistance in the references for this article.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides
By: Diana West
One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can’t stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment, that he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go. He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so.
Take Eric H. Holder Jr., Columbia College Class of 1973, Columbia Law School Class of 1976, now into his sixth year as U.S. attorney general of the Obama Imperium. The man really wants us to think he is not also “the man.”
Yes, he is “the attorney general of the United States,” as Holder told a group of St. Louis Community College students in Ferguson, Missouri, this week. “But I am also a black man.”
Holder took himself to Ferguson to spur the federal civil rights probe by more than 40 FBI agents into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, by 28-year-old police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. As the justice chief declared at local FBI headquarters: “We’re looking for possible violations of federal civil rights statutes.” Obviously, Holder left those scales of impartiality at home. Not that he would need them in Missouri, where Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon announced “a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued,” presumably of police officer Wilson.
Even the dark suits and American flags fail to obscure the 21st-century lynch mob at work. According to the snap judgment of federal and state authorities, Wilson shot the 6-foot-4, 292-pound man multiple times for “racist” reasons. The other story out there gathering reportorial mass is that Wilson fired as Brown charged him after having beaten Wilson to the point of fracturing his orbital socket and rendering the six-year veteran cop nearly unconscious – but, heavens, don’t let what’s quaintly known as the judicial process function unimpeded to ascertain the facts. Keep that media circus going because the nation’s top cop is ringmaster.
In his “closed-door meeting” – no media – at the community college, Holder wanted students to know he understood their “mistrust” of police. In fact, he wanted the whole country to know it because the Justice Department later released excerpts of his remarks. “I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding,” the handout says. “Pulled over … ‘Let me search your car’ … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”
Hang on a sec. As a young man, my husband was pulled over on the New Jersey Turnpike. The state trooper ordered him to take his suitcase out of his car and dump his belongings on the ground. The officer looked at everything, through the trunk, under the backseat, turning up a pebble the officer tentatively identified as a “marijuana seed.” Then he noticed an unusual object in the mess. “What’s that?” he demanded. “Avon aftershave,” my future husband replied, unscrewing the cap of the Snoopy-shaped bottle.
That last part makes us laugh, but my husband remembers only anger and humiliation over the incident, and he is neither attorney general nor a black man. Call it equal-opportunity police thuggishness.
Holder’s remarks continue. “I think about my time in Georgetown – a nice neighborhood of Washington,” he added, grossly underselling Washington’s fabled section for WASP bluebloods – “and I am running to a picture movie at about 8 o’clock at night. I am running with my cousin. Police car comes driving up, flashes his lights, yells, ‘Where you going? Hold it!’ I say, ‘Woah, I’m going to a movie.’ Now my cousin started mouthing off. I’m like, ‘This is not where we want to go. Keep quiet.’ I’m angry and upset. We negotiate the whole thing and we walk to our movie. At the time that he stopped me, I was a federal prosecutor. … So I’ve confronted this myself.”
Confronted what? Another bell goes off. I think about my time in a middle-class, “diverse” neighborhood in D.C. when my daughter’s boyfriend, walking around the block to kill nothing more than time, was rousted by local police (“Where are you going? Hold it!”), who spread-eagled him against the squad car. This 20-something feller didn’t dare “mouth off,” not being attorney general, a federal prosecutor or a black man. Nor, for that matter, did my brother when he found himself facing the drawn guns of four L.A. County sheriff’s deputies when he reached for his wallet to identify himself outside his mother-in-law’s home in a majority-black L.A. neighborhood. (A black neighbor had called police after seeing my brother looking through windows as he attempted to locate his mother-in-law, who needed medical assistance.)
The point is not simply that Holder’s experiences are not racially unique. Nor is it that he seems to be using them to feign “street cred” with young people less privileged than he. What should outrage every American is the spectacle of an attorney general serving not the principle and practice of the law, but rather using his considerable powers and influence to scapegoat a policeman who is presumed innocent, who hasn’t been charged, let alone tried. Serving to perpetuate racial animosity, not justice, the U.S. attorney general is leading the rush to judgment.
By: Sher Zieve
The Obama-Holder team has now taken over the investigation of the Ferguson, MO shooting. At the same time, that team has, apparently, effectively usurped both the city’s authority and the titles of “biggest race hustlers and race-baiters in America” from the team of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Note: I assume the Jackson-Sharpton team is now demanding royalties from both Holder and Obama.
Determined to find (or likely fabricate?) “evidence” in order to indict and prosecute the badly-beaten-by-Michael-Brown Police Officer Darren Wilson, over 50 federal “investigators” who report to Obama and Holder are now on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri. Tragically, the city of Ferguson has already been turned into a Leftist Mecca, with hordes of out-of-city agitators ensuring the burning and looting continue in Ferguson and spread to other nearby cities including Dellwood and Rehobeth. After all, free stuff is free stuff and if you can get away with stealing it…why not? Why work for anything when all you have to do is riot and pillage from others?
What we know, thus far, from eye witnesses and cell-phone videos is that Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson in a strong-arm robbery were walking down the middle of a street in Ferguson. On patrol Police Officer Darren Wilson told Brown to get out of the street. Brown, apparently, briefly complied and then began walking in the street again. The officer is said to have pulled up beside him and told Brown again to get our=t of the street. The officer stopped his patrol car, Brown reached into the car and tried to get Wilson’s gun and then began beating him in the head. Brown was approximately 300 ponds and well over 6 feet tall. Brown began running away from Wilson’s car as Wilson exited, pulled his gun and shouted at Brown to stop. Eventually, he did and–from eyewitness reports–then began charging at the officer.
Wilson told him again to stop, Brown ignored him and the officer began firing. Eventually, Brown was brought down and died at the scene. Note: Many of the cell phone video accounts of Michael Brown’s behavior have now been scrubbed from the Internet by YouTube.
Officer Darren Wilson’s confirmed severe injuries, which include but are not limited to broken bones in his skull and a fractured eye socket (aka “orbital blow out”). Brown has been called a “gentle giant” by a fawning and less-than-honest US media. He was a giant but, he was not even close to gentle. From the recent videos (below), he was a thug. Note that in one of the videos below, an eyewitness is heard saying that Brown doubled back and was running towards (charging) the officer before he was shot and killed.
For those of you who regularly read my columns, you know that I have not been a fan of the militarization of local police. However, in the case of riots, it seems the only logical choice…short of letting the rioters bur and pillage. Unfortunately, this is what officer-in-charge Ron Johnson allowed to happen and Ferguson stores have been completely destroyed. The police–as do we all–do have an inherent right to protect their own lives. And the race baiters and hustlers continue to ply their wares, while now including the highest levels of political office in the USA. Folks, when was it that we stopped paying attention–altogether–to whom we were electing?
Anti-police Leftists take control of Ferguson shooting investigation:
VIDEO – Officer Darren Wilson Badly Beaten by Michael Brown Before Being Shot to Death:
Michael Brown Strong arm Robbery videos:
Stills of Brown strong-arming clerk:
Warning Language. At 6:30 minute mark, a bystander can be heard saying Brown was running towards the Cop:
For additional items about the Ferguson/St. Louis blow-up see our tag: Ferguson MO.