The important message sent by the depraved crimes depicted in Game of Thrones and Outlander

Doug Ross @ Journal

The last couple of weeks on cable television’s most popular shows have featured a smorgasbord of stunning violence.

Heiress to Winterfell Lady Sansa Stark is brutally raped on her wedding night by the psycopathic Ramsay Bolton.

Preteen Princess Shireen is lashed to a stake and burned alive — by her father, Stannis Baratheon.

Highlander Jamie Fraser is viciously tortured and then raped by Captain “Black” Jack Randall.

The outcry from each fictionalized incident was as predictable as it was pathetic.

Not because the depictions weren’t shocking and cruel: they were.

Because true outrage should be reserved for the very real, very depraved actions that are occurring not in some mythical setting but on our planet, now.

In today’s Middle East, crimes against humanity are occurring on a daily basis with nary a murmur from Hollywood, the Democrat establishment, the feminists or the progressive movement.

In the ongoing Muslim civil war, children are crucified on a regular basis.

Girls as young as eight years old are routinely raped and sold as sex slaves in open markets.

Other children are buried alive or beheaded.

An estimated 30 million human beings around the world are currently living in slavery.

In its ongoing civil war, Syria employs chemical weapons on a routine basis. The death toll from the Syrian conflict alone is approaching a quarter of a million. Another four million Syrians have fled the warzone and are living as refugees.

The left may be capable of marshalling a Twitter campaign in a show of short-lived, faux outrage (remember last year’s #BringBackOurGirls?), but when it comes to real action they are AWOL.

So the faux outrage over Hollywood’s treatment of Sansa Stark and company rings hollow.

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

And for the left, fiction is more real than truth.

Related: Ameritopia.


America’s See-No-Islam Problem Exposed With Boston Jihadism

By: Benjamin Weingarten

The Boston Globe published a column in the wake of the shooting of an Islamic State-linked jihadist from Rosindale, Massachusetts that is a quintessential example of why the West is losing to Islamic supremacists.

In “Are Boston terrorism cases a trend?” two Globe authors reach out to several “antiterrorism specialists” and ask why it is that Boston appears to be so “vulnerable to violent extremism.”

Some submit that Boston’s “emergence as an international hub may leave it exposed to strains of radicalized behavior.”

Others find the existence of Boston-based jihadists curious given these jihadists “cannot be traced to one network, and individuals and groups do not appear to be connected.”

One such expert who has written on the Islamic State, J.M. Berger, acknowledges that “There is some degree of social network here that seems to be involved in radical thought.”

Halfway through the Globe article, the reader is left utterly unaware of any link between Boston jihadists and…jihadism. In fact, readers will not find the word “jihadist” in the column.

What readers do see is the lexicon of our see-no-Islam national security establishment, including euphemisms such as “violent extremism,” “homegrown terrorist,” and “radical presence.”

Somewhat closer to the mark are comments of James Forest, director of security studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Center for Terrorism and Security Studies, who says: “The ideology that motivates these kind of attacks, there are no geographical boundaries.”

What this “ideology” is, the reader is left to guess.

Usamma Rahim was wielding a knife when he was shot by Boston police. Rahim had planned to attack “boys in blue” according to his intercepted communications. (Source: WCVB-TV)

Next quoted in the piece is Farah Pandith, the first special representative to Muslim communities in then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Pandith asserts that Muslim millennials are “asking questions that parents aren’t answering. The loudest voices seducing these kids are extremists.”

Pandith notes that “extremism” is not so much a matter of geography as “what’s happening in virtual space around the world.”

As for the “seductive” “extremist” voices and the impact of social networks, of course the young and impressionable can be brainwashed, but what are they being brainwashed in, and who is doing the brainwashing? Should not these millennials and their parents be both rejecting as well as rooting out this ideology from their communities altogether?

Some experts seem to recognize an ideological component to what we have seen in Boston – an Islamic supremacist ideology that can proliferate wherever computers or cell phones are found, that thrives especially in tight-knit Muslim communities in free Western countries — yet they cannot bring themselves to define this ideology.

Coughlin Chart

Credit: Steven Coughlin

Juliette Kayyem, another Obama administration official who served as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the Department of Homeland Security, is next given the floor.

Kayyem believes that Boston — which the columnists describe as a “global city that is diverse, tolerant, and welcomes immigrants and students” – is “a breeding ground for the disaffected to either radicalize or hide.”

Kayyem asserts that “We are going to see this kind of radicalization in any urban area globally.”

But do global cities become “breeding grounds[s] for the disaffected to either radicalize or hide” in a vacuum?

Throughout world history, international locales have been free of the scourge of “violent extremism,” a politically correct term used to avoid offending Muslims while simultaneously drawing moral equivalence with and thereby smearing “right-wing” Americans.

One would think that modern, cosmopolitan, liberal urban areas by their very nature would consist of modern, cosmopolitan, liberal people.

Only to the degree to which these global cities invite in people with retrograde views antithetical to these ideals does their diversity and tolerance make them “breeding grounds” for jihadism.

It is hard to fault the piece’s authors for quoting “mainstream” “antiterror experts.” Yet these “experts” all seem to subscribe to the very see-no-Islam philosophy that paralyzes our national security establishment more broadly, rendering us unable to defeat our enemy.

Parenthetically, the idea of an “antiterror” expert should itself draw our ire, given that terror is a tactic, not the name of an ideologically-driven enemy. After all, during the Second World War we didn’t call upon anti-Blitzkrieg experts to define our enemies. We understood and were able to articulate that we were at war with a foe, not a fighting method.

Meanwhile, today there is nary a mention of Islamic religious tenets like jihad, abrogation and taqqiya, nor a discussion of Islam’s ultimate goal to create a global Ummah under which all submit to Shariah law.

This is not an issue of semantics. If we fail to be precise in how we describe our enemy and its ideology, it will defeat us.

How did we get to a point over a decade after Sept. 11, 2001 when columnists writing about Boston jihadists dance on egg shells around the Islamic supremacist ideology that by the jihadists’ own admission animates them?

While Nazism and Communism were political ideologies, jihadists subscribe to a theo-political ideology based in Islam’s core texts and modeled on the behaviors of Muhammad.

This offends the sensibilities of Americans either ignorant of Islam or uncomfortable with the idea that religion could be used to justify the slow motion worldwide slaughter of Jews, Christians, Hindus, infidel Muslims, gays, women, apostates, cartoonists and others.

In the case of the recently killed would-be jihadist Usamma Rahim, a simple set of Google searches regarding Rahim and the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) might have provided the Globe columnists and the antiterror experts they quote an illuminating fact pattern worth investigating in response to their question, “Is Boston more vulnerable to violent extremism than other parts of the country?”

Below are some of those relevant data points:

  • Usamma Rahim had been a security guard at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) in Roxbury, Massachusetts, an affiliate of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB)
  • The ISB’s executive director pulled the ISBCC out of President Barack Obama’s own Countering Violent Extremism Summit, essentially deeming the program Islamaphobic
  • Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev prayed at the ISB’s Cambridge, Massachusetts mosque
  • Notwithstanding ISB denials, Tsarnaev had been the latest in a long line of jihadists linked to the organization:
  • The ISB was founded by Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah currently serving a 23 year prison sentence on terrorism charges
  • ISB’s Cambridge mosque is operated by the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muslim American Society
    According to Discover the Networks, among other revelations:
  • “FBI surveillance documents show that two days before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Suhaib Webb, Imam of ISB’s Boston mosque, joined al-Qaeda operative Anwar Awlaki in headlining a fundraiser on behalf of the Atlanta-based Muslim extremist Jamil al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), who had recently murdered two police officers in Georgia.”
  • “Aafia Siddiqui, who occasionally prayed at ISB’s Cambridge mosque, was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008 while in possession of cyanide canisters and plans to carry out a chemical attack in New York City. Siddiqui subsequently tried to gun down some U.S. military officers and FBI agents, and is now serving an 86-year prison sentence for that offense.”
  • “Tarek Mehanna, who worshipped at ISB’s Cambridge mosque, received terrorist training in Yemen and plotted to use automatic weapons to inflict mass casualties in a suburban shopping mall just outside of Boston. In 2012 he was sentenced to 17 years in prison for conspiring to aid Al Qaeda.”
  • “Yasir Qadhi, who lectured at ISB’s Boston mosque in 2009 and again in 2012, advocates replacing American democracy with Sharia Law; characterizes Christians as “filthy” polytheists whose “life and prosperity … holds no value in the state of Jihad”; and accuses Jews of plotting to destroy Muslim peoples and societies. Further, Qadhi is an acolyte of Ali al-Timimi, a Virginia-based Imam who is currently serving life in prison for inciting jihad against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.”

The Boston Globe article is instructive because it represents the very line of thinking and questioning that is mandated in the halls of America’s national security institutions.

It is also instructive — in light of the facts about the ISB — that a see-no-Islam national security stance leads us to ignore the threats hiding in plain sight, to America’s great detriment.

Those who ignore the nature of the Islamic supremacist threat we face are doomed to submit to it.


Trevor Loudon — February 10, 2015

By: Brent Parrish
The Right Planet

Not sure where exactly this was recorded — somewhere in Florida. But it was just recently posted. Thanks to John Nelson for the shoutout.

Via YouTube/John Nelson:

Trevor Loudon, author of The Enemies Within: Communist, Socialist and Progressives in the U.S Congress

Trevor says, “I’m a libertarian activist and political researcher from Christchurch New Zealand. I believe in freedom with responsibility, not freedom from responsibility. My ideal society is one in which government is confined to protecting its citizens from criminals and external enemies. I believe in working with all those who are moving in broadly the same direction. The views expressed in this Blog are strictly my own.” Trevor is also the founder and editor of KeyWiki.org, a rapidly growing website with the goal of unlocking the covert side of U.S. and Global politics.


President Reagan Defends NSA

By: Cliff Kincaid
America’s Survival

This 1986 video, obtained from the public domain, shows President Ronald Reagan visiting the NSA, as he gave the official dedication speech for the NSA’s two new buildings and strongly defended the intelligence-gathering agency. He wanted to loosen “the legal reins governing intelligence,” a history of the NSA notes, a view that gave rise to Reagan executive order 12333. It gave the NSA latitude in SIGINT collection that the agency had not had during the disastrous Carter years. This executive order remains in effect.


Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees – 06/09/15

The Watcher’s Council


Yes, once again it’s time for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this week’s nominees…

Sportz Network ESPN!!

Don Surber: ESPN. Bruce Jenner’s cosmetic surgery is not worthy of a bravery award. He is a man, not a woman. Chromosomes, not outward appearances determine this.

Common Tater Bill Maher!!

The Noisy Room: Bill Maher for smearing Rush Limbaugh and offending just about everyone this week with his skit on Caitlyn Jenner. Maher should know about has-beens and dicks. I mean, he is both. Seriously… does anyone think this evil moonbat is funny? He’s detestable. He’s right on one thing though, Bruce (I refuse to call him Caitlyn) Jenner is not Rosa Parks. I don’t think he really knows who he is. He seems to have been confused his whole life. He went from Olympic gold medalist, to reality TV patriarch, to a woman and a joke in the span of his lifetime. Now, he’s landed a lucrative cosmetic gig at the hot age of 65. And America is fixated on this farce. Because no one wants to pay attention to our rights being shredded or to an impending World War when you can watch a rich athlete, who has scuzzy celebrities for family, morph into a woman and the icon for transgenderism. Wow, now I really get why Rome fell.

Maher just loves to offend everyone. But while he’s telling others to kiss his arse, he can kiss mine. He’s an unfunny, evil little goblin clown with his own car. I just love the way he goes on about Jenner and smears Limbaugh while he’s at it. But if he’s going to talk about making his Johnson disappear, he doesn’t need to. He doesn’t have one – he just is one. His audience laughs and applauds away at his crassness. Before calling others perverts and freaks the way he does of Hastert and the Duggars (while slamming Christianity), he should take a long look in the mirror. His schtick covered transgenders, gays, child molesters, female Viagra and politics. What wholesome entertainment from an ignorant, twisted little man. It disturbs me that so many watch him and it speaks volumes on the degradation of America. He’s the weasely icon of the Left with slicked back hair and a vile personality.

Bahhhhd Media! Need I Say More???

Nice Deb: I nominate the MSM – for playing up the highly questionable racial angle behind the McKinney, TX pool fracas, while playing down – or flat out not reporting the highly relevant backstory.

When a group of 70 to 100 unruly, disrespectful and destructive (mostly) black teens crashed an end of school pool party, residents of the event called the police who had to deal with an unruly, non-complying mob. The 14 year-old was taken to the ground by an officer was not injured and the cop has already been suspended for using too much force. That should be the end of the story. But thanks to the MSM, and the racial grievance crowd, it’s just getting started. The racial grievance-mongers are swooping into McKinney, Texas as we speak, and the media are gleefully playing along with their racialist narrative.

The P5+1 Iran Nuclear Weapons Enablement Committee!!

Ask Marion: The P5 +1 countries, the United States, Great Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany, who agreed to give Iran access to billions in revenues as they suspend the their sanctions on various items, including gold and petrochemical exports, while also giving Iran more time to continue enriching more higher grade uranium… and ultimately making the world a far more dangerous place; perhaps even opening the door to starting WWIII.

As Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said when this was first announced in November of 2013, “The agreement is a “historic mistake”.

Failed Playboy Bunny And Federal Judge Kimba Woods!!

The Independent Sentinel: New York Federal Judge Kimba Wood found the New York City teacher-licensing exam was discriminatory against minorities this past Wednesday. This was the second test ruled to be discriminatory because of its unequal outcomes. She is also reviewing the third test that has not yet been used.

Judge Wood did not see evidence that reading and writing were necessary to be an effective teacher.

“Instead of beginning with ascertaining the job tasks of New York teachers, the two LAST examinations began with the premise that all New York teachers should be required to demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts,”J udge Wood wrote.

In an earlier decision, she said that because the minority candidates were failing that test in greater numbers than whites, the burden was on public officials to prove the test served a valid purpose.

She is a social justice weasel who is applying the theory of disparate impact usually used in housing and employment to hiring. It’s no longer about competency, it’s about racial quotas. You can thank my weasel of the week, Judge Wood.

Well, there it is. What a despicable group of  Weasels… ANY OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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