NATO contributions are still pitifully low,

Here are two documents that show how pitifully our European “allies” are contributing to their own defense. In particular note Germany. Is it time to kick them out of NATO? After all, they are no longer on the front lines. Of course we would no longer be obligated to defend them. Maybe they would like to be more cozy with the Russians.

Forbes

https://www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/pdf_2018_03/20180315_180315-pr2018-16-en.pdf

Imam At NJ Islamic Center Workshop: Palestinian Cause Is ‘Islamic’ But Must Be Marketed As ‘Humanitarian’ To Garner Everybody’s Support; Speakers Praise BDS, Say Israel Likely To Cease Existing Within 50 Years #bds

This hate speech occurred in Union County but is occurring all over New Jersey. Of course, the left would call BDS merely provocative. But make no mistake…it is hate speech (perfectly OK for muslims and the left to engage in).

From MEMRI

At a “Workshop for Palestine” held by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) at the Islamic Center of Union County, NJ (ICUCNJ) on November 17, 2018, New Jersey-based AMP activist Muhammad Habba said that he believes Israel will cease to exist in the next 50 years, and went on to praise members of the Democratic Party for supporting boycotts and sanctions against Israel (for more on Habba, see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 7396, Muslim Center Of Middlesex County, NJ Hosts Pro-BDS Event, Speakers Encourage Boycotting J Street, American Companies: ‘If You Look At The Whole History, They Did Not Spend More Than… 200 Years [In Palestine],’ ‘Most Of The Jews Today Are Not The Children Of Israel… They Are Not Even Jews’). Waseem Qana’a, another AMP activist, said that AMP’s focus is cutting U.S. funding for Israeli state-sponsored terrorism. One of the audience members said that peaceful measures are not enough and that the” military option” should not be taken off the table. Qana’a answered that BDS is “the biggest threat to Zionist supremacy.” Another audience member said that the Palestinian issue should be fought for by all possible means, and that the Palestinian cause is “100% Islamic and 0% humanitarian.” ICUCNJ imam Sa’id Elkasaby responded that even though he agreed that the Palestinian cause is an Islamic cause, it must be marketed as humanitarian so that Jews, Christians, and other non-Muslims will support it as well.
An unedited video of the presentation was uploaded to ICUCNJ’s YouTube channel on November 17, and was taken down a short time later. The following day, an edited version of the video was uploaded to the channel; it does not include the Q&A session and the content that is included in the MEMRI TV clip of the workshop.
The ICUC building formerly housed a synagogue, Temple Israel. It was sold to the ICUC in 2010.
To view Imam Sai’d Elkasaby’s November 17, 2018 sermon, click here or below

The following is the transcript of the MEMRI TV clip of Elkasaby’s sermon:
Imam Sa’id Elkasaby: Israel “Will Cease To Exist… Within The Next 50 Years; Right Now Palestine Advocacy In America Is At An All-Time High”
Imam Sa’id Elkasaby: “As I said in yesterday’s sermon, Palestine is not limited to today’s borders. Palestine is not limited to the borders of 1948, of 1976, or of Sykes-Picot. Palestine is greater than that. Palestine is in the heart of every Muslim. Palestine is a land of all Arabs and all Muslims. Before being an Islamic cause, Palestine is a cause for humanity.”

[…]
Muhammad Habba: “There’s this idea that Israel is something that’s going to last forever, which, unfortunately from what we’ve been seeing recently, isn’t true. Israel, at the way it’s going right now, will cease to exist, I would say, maybe within the next 50 years.
[…]
“Right now, Palestine advocacy in America is at an all-time high. The majority of Democrats support boycotts and sanctions on Israel because of their treatment of Palestine.
[…]
“One thing that, surprisingly, has happened, is that through the election of Trump, many people are beginning to see the problems with Israel.”

Waseem Qana’a: “The connections.”
[…]
Waseem Qana’a: “Our Goal Is To Build Our Community As A Force In The State Of New Jersey And In The United States… To Work Towards Ending U.S. Support For Israeli State-Sponsored Terrorism”
Muhammad Habba: “Just last week, we had the first American congresswoman endorse boycott, divestment, and sanctions on the State of Israel until the end of the occupation.”
[…]
Waseem Qana’a: “Where you are is the largest sponsor and funder of the State of Israel, and that is just reality. So why don’t you, not you specifically, but us… Why don’t you take the angle of working to tell our government to stop funding the State of Israel? We can get into a discussion about whether or not that’s possible or feasible, but again this is a strategic long-term plan.
[…]
“As an organization, we work on Palestine within the context of American society and American policy, and our goal is to build our community as a force in the state of New Jersey and in the United States that’s going to work towards ending U.S. support for Israeli state-sponsored terrorism.”

[…]
Muhammad Habba: “We live in a country that is the biggest supporter of Israel in the world. We, as American citizens, have the right to voice our opinions through our congresspeople and through our senators. We have the ability to literally cut paychecks that are going to Israel to fund what is going on right now in Palestine.”
[…]
Audience Member 1: “I think most people are not convinced that peaceful resistance is the right way to confront the enemy.
[…]
“We are a minority in America, and I think that the boycott is not an effective way to defeat the Zionist claims. So why do you take the military option off the table? The world understands only the powerful people. They don’t understand peaceful protest or peaceful resistance.”
[…]
Waseem Qana’a: BDS “Is The Biggest Threat To Zionist Supremacy; Money Is Where It Hurts”
Waseem Qana’a: “BDS, and I mean this with every fiber of my being because I believe this, is the biggest threat to Zionist supremacy. Money is where it hurts.
[…]
“BDS is an effective tool that everybody here should dedicate themselves to, because your money should not be spent on the oppression of Palestinian children, and all of our money does, because we’re all taxpayers.”
[…]
Wa’el (Audience Member 2): “When we talk to the Jewish people, to the Zionists, one on one… When they give up their arguments, they say: ‘Well, I’m a Jew, it is my land.’ I always like to say to everyone… The Jewish [people]… They always confuse you between a nationality and a religion. An American Muslim cannot say: ‘I’m a Muslim, so Saudi Arabia is my country,’ and then he has to go there. That’s religion, and that’s nationality. As a nationality, there is no Jewish country. There is no Muslim country. There is no Christian country. In Palestine, there are a lot of Christians, there are Jews, and there are Muslims. But it’s their own country. No Jewish German can come in, kick me out, and say: ‘This is only my country.’
[…]
“I can say it loudly and clearly. The only problem is to fight with all possible means. Put 20 red lines under that. Fight [using] all possible means that you have.
[…]
“If you have the will, they will be out in a minute. That state is a lot weaker than anyone thinks, and just a few days ago the Gazans proved that.
[…]
“When it comes to Palestine, Palestinians will never, ever free their own country. Arabs and Muslims will free it. All the Palestinians have to do now is keep their affair loud and clear so that it doesn’t die with time.
[…]
“It bothers me that the Palestinian cause is seen as a humanitarian issue. I have rights. It is a humanitarian issue when I come here as a refugee, and the Americans give me citizenship, and they take care of me… That is a humanitarian issue, because they can tell me: ‘No, we don’t want you here. You’re not an American. You’re an Arab. Go to Jordan. Go wherever.’ You can view this as a humanitarian cause for the Palestinian refugees, who went to Syria or to Jordan, where they put up tents for them, and the United Nations came and brought them a little bit of bread, butter, oil, and olives… That is a humanitarian issue. But returning to my land is an issue of rights. We don’t view it as a [humanitarian] cause. If I’m saying that it is a humanitarian cause rather than an Islamic cause, I am losing my rights. It makes me look like a human being who is begging. We are not begging. This is our right. This cause is 100% Islamic and 0% humanitarian. Thank you.”
[…]
Imam Sai’d Elkasaby: “Although Our Cause Is Islamic, When We Market And Present It… It Should Be Presented As A ‘Humanitarian Cause'”
Imam Sa’id Elkasaby: “May Allah reward our brother Wa’el. You talked about ‘humanitarian’ and ‘Islamic.’ Although our cause is Islamic, when we market and present it to people, I believe that it should be presented as a ‘humanitarian cause.’

“If I talk to Jews and tell them that my cause is Islamic – they’re out. It’s over. They won’t support me because they’re Jews and I’m a Muslim.

“The same is true when I tell a Christian that my cause is Islamic. When I tell him that my cause is Islamic, it means that every human being will acknowledge that truth. I know that I have the right in Palestine, but I want to be supported by everybody – by the Muslims, the Christians, the Chinese, the Sikhs, and the non-religious. They will all support my cause because all humans will support my cause. I am a human being. I have rights. I own a land. So I present this cause to people… I am in America now. Like brother Muhammad and brother Waseem said, we are American citizens. If we keep telling the Americans that our cause is Islamic, only the Muslims will support us. The non-Muslims will not support us.

“So I want to generalize the cause so everybody will sympathize with us.”

[…]
Waseem Qana’a: “I want to address Wa’el’s initial point. If there is one thing that we as a community need to become well-versed in and understand, it is the difference between Zionism and Judaism, and [we must not] not conflate the two things. [We must] separate it out, and then develop our own realistic narrative and talking points.
[…]
“[We must] make it clear that Zionism isn’t one and the same as Judaism.”

RIP Stan Lee

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In Tehran University Speech, Louis #arrakhan Refers To ‘Great Satan’ U.S., Tells Iranians: If You Persevere In Your Revolution Despite The Sanctions, ‘Victory Will Be Yours’ #sharia #Ellison #Minnesota

How do we allow this vermin to continue his seditious rants? How do we allow his sycophants, like Keith Ellison, to run for office? Ellison is a wife beater and a liar, but I guess this is OK for a good muslim. Heaven help Minnesota if he gets elected. Next stop, Sharia.

From MEMRIIn Tehran University Speech, Louis Farrakhan Refers To ‘Great Satan’ U.S., Tells Iranians: If You Persevere In Your Revolution Despite The Sanctions, ‘Victory Will Be Yours’ – And More Clips And Reports Of Farrakhan Speeches From The MEMRI Archive

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan visited Iran as the Islamic Republic celebrated the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Iran in 1979. During a speech At Tehran University, Farrakhan said that the U.S. is “gloating” over new economic sanctions. He said that nothing happens without the will of Allah, and added: “Is it not true that you have called America the Great Satan? If you believe that, then wouldn’t Satan be actively involved in trying to destroy a nation that is set up on… submission to the will of God?” He also called on Iranians to persevere and to “carry forward the Revolution.” Part of Farrakhan’s speech aired on IRINN TV on November 4, 2018. MEMRI has released clips and reports on Farrakhan in the past, which can be found in this report.
To view the clip of Louis Farrakhan on MEMRI TV, click here or below.

“Would Not Satan Be Actively Involved In Trying To Destroy A Nation That Is Set Up On The Belief And Practice Of Submission To The Will Of God?”

Louis Farrakhan: “I am coming to you from the United States of America, that is gloating over the fact that the President of the United States is going to place on the Islamic Republic the most stringent sanctions that have ever been placed on any nation before.
[…]
“Nothing happens but by the active or permissive will of Allah.
[…]
“So one who is spiritual, or believers in Allah, might ask the question: Why is Iran suffering so much, particularly from the United States of America?
[…]
“Is it not true that you have called America the Great Satan?
[…]
“Well, if you believe what you say, then would not Satan be actively involved in trying to destroy a nation that is set up on the belief and practice of submission to the will of God?
[…]
“If You Have The Strength To Persevere Under These Hard Trials, The Victory Will Be Yours”
“So we should not be surprised at what Satan does to ill-affect the righteous.
[…]
“All that your elders have sacrificed will mean nothing if you do not pick up the revolution and carry it forward.
[…]
“America is making it very hard for Iran to successfully carry out its mission.
[…]
“But if you have the strength to persevere under these hard trials, the victory will be yours.”

ALSO FROM THE MEMRI ARCHIVES:

Louis Farrakhan, Leader Of The Nation Of Islam: ‘What Proof Have We Heard From These Wicked Deceivers That It Was Osama Bin Laden’ Who Carried Out 9/11, September 16, 2010

Click here to view the clip on MEMRI TV.

Leader Of ‘Nation Of Islam’ Louis Farrakhan Explains: Major Nidhal Hassan Was Cursed By Superiors And Fellow Soldiers, November 6, 2009

Click here to view the clip on MEMRI TV.

Louis Farrakhan, Leader Of The ‘Nation Of Islam,’ Declares His Support Of Iran’s Nuclear Program And Claims That Since The U.S. Administration Ignored His Warnings, ‘The Time For The Chastisement Of Allah Is Here’, March 18, 2007

Click here to view the clip on MEMRI TV.

Louis Farrakhan In Iran: America Is A Sinking Ship; Despite Its Filth, I Feel At Home There, March 5, 2016

Click here to view the clip on MEMRI TV.

‘Nation Of Islam’ Leader Louis Farrakhan Doubts 9/11: America Was Looking For A New Pearl Harbor, April 23, 2011

Click here to view the clip on MEMRI TV.

Nation Of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Supports Libyan Leader Al-Qadhafi And Threatens Europe And America: You Will Be Drowned In Your Own Blood, June 15, 2011

Click here to view the clip on MEMRI TV.

Ahmadinejad In NY, September 2010 – Meeting With Farrakhan, Addressing U.N. General Assembly; Full Text Of U.N. Speech

Click here to read the full report.

D.C. Political Science Professor Abeer Kayed: Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack Not a Hate Crime; Trump Responsible; Media, Zionist Lobby Distort It #Pittsburgh

How do we allow these people to teach our children? No wonder there is a resurgence of hate in our colleges and support for the likes of ANTIFA. Statements like these may be protected by the Constitution but private institutions, like Howard University, have the right to discipline or fire people like these. Imagine if anyone substituted “muslim” for Jew.

From MEMRIAbeer Kayed, professor of political science at Howard University, Washington D.C., said that the Pittsburgh synagogue attack was “strictly political” and not a hate crime, but that the media was trying to distort the motive. Professor Kayed said that this had to do with “the power of the Zionist lobby here” and with “the historical significance of the role of the Jews in American life.” It is “as if they get the credit for the existence of the United States,” she said, adding that U.S. President Trump was responsible because the “hatred and racism in his rhetoric” motivated such crimes. Her remarks were broadcast by the U.K.-based Al-Araby TV channel on October 28, 2018, a day after the attack.
Following are excerpts:

Host: Why was the crime [of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack] classified as a “hate crime,” and not as a crime of terror?

[…]

Professor Abeer Kayed: First of all because the perpetrator of this crime is a white Christian American. There are specific classifications for each crime. If the perpetrator is an Arab Muslim, he is immediately considered a terrorist. If he is Latino, he is considered mentally disturbed. And so on. If he’s an African [American], they tell you that he is a drug addict or has a criminal past. Not in this case. Here we have a white man who perpetrated a crime, and I call it a crime of domestic terrorism. Why? If we examine what motivated Robert Bowers to carry out this terrorist attack, we see that he had written on his social media pages that he wanted to take revenge upon Jews, because Jewish societies help the convoy of immigrants – Latinos and others – get to the United States. So the reason is strictly political. I don’t understand why the media is trying to distort the reason for the motive. The motive is strictly political, so why does the media turn it into hatred? This issue has to do with American public opinion and American Jews, and it will be dealt with in a completely different manner – first of all because of the power of the Zionist lobby here, and also because of the historical significance of the role of the Jews in American life. This is why there is more sympathy towards them, as if they get the credit for the existence of the United States.
Host: You say that the problem is the distortion by the media. What is the reason for that?
Prof. Kayed: The reason for the distortion is as follows: First of all, we are facing a president who needs to be held accountable by the Department of Justice. I’m responsible for what I’m saying. There are several reasons for this. Since Trump was elected, and even during his elections campaign, his slogans were: “Shut down all the mosques,” “banish Islam,” “terrorist Islam,” and so on. His slogans were hostile right from the start, and his rhetoric of hatred was prominent from day one. This is what motivated the American populists to elect him. He was elected on a purely racist platform. Nobody denies the hatred and racism in Trump’s rhetoric, which has motivated not only Robert Bowers and his ilk, but many others. Like in any normal society, we have sleeper cells. This ideology is like the ideology of Osama Bin Laden. Osama Bin Laden’s ideology has spread to the feeble-minded. The same is true of the United States. You don’t have to be a Muslim and an Arab to be a terrorist. When President Trump incites this hatred, and delivers speeches that are hostile to everybody, he is definitely the reason for such crimes today.

NEW JERSEY: When CAIR attacks, weak-kneed Republican politicians fall on their swords

Chatham Borough Councilman Peter Hoffman has apologized to designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) for some 10-year-old comments he made on Facebook and what CAIR calls the ‘anti-Muslim hate site’ Bare Naked Islam and is committed to making ‘meaningful amends.’

The New Jersey Chapter of CAIR issued a press release calling on the Republican State Committee Chairman to repudiate anti-Muslim and racist comments made on Facebook and on anti-Muslim hate site Bare Naked Islam by Republican candidate for Chatham Borough Council, Peter Hoffman.
Hoffman made the below comment on the site after viewing a video showing a young Muslim girl being stoned to death.

“It’s a statement that I’m very ashamed of,” Hoffman said on Monday. “I apologized for it, it’s not the way I feel. I apologized to the Muslim and Chatham communities. It’s a sincere apology.” Hoffman also made separate Facebook posts that read “a hyphenated American is not an American at all” and “assimilation is what made this country great, NOT emphasizing differences.”
“I committed to meet with them (CAIR) at some point to discuss ways I can help build bridges,” he said.

Since then, Mr. Hoffman has expressed his regret for those remarks and apologized in a letter directly to the CAIR-NJ office.
To CAIR staff:
I have issued a sincere public apology to the Muslim Community for my bigoted, insensitive, & unacceptable comments made 10 years ago in reaction to an extremist video I viewed on a virulent anti-Islamic hate site.
My comments, while emotional, are completely indefensible and I’m am sorry beyond words. I painted all Muslims with a bigoted brush and I while I cannot take the words back, I have committed to demonstrating my sincerity to make things right with the Muslim community, and would be happy to meet with representatives of CAIR to express my profound regret in person. My formal apology can be found here. Tap Into Chatham
Peter Hoffman,
Candidate for Borough of Chatham Council

…From Bare Naked Islam

I Believe Survivors when they have Corroboration…#KatieBrennan had Corrorboration

The New Jersey Democrats, as usual, are total hypocrites. They condemn Kavanaugh even though Ford had no corroboration but do nothing for Brennan even though she had a police report, witness statements, and medical reports. The state and local police quashed this in order to protect the Democrat politicians. Let’s hear some condemnation from Menendez, Booker, Murphy, and Watson-Coleman.
from NJ.com
Woman accusing Murphy staffer of rape says she ‘received no justice’
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 at 12:58 AM EDT

By Brent Johnson and Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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The woman who accused a senior staffer in Gov. Phil Murphy ‘s administration of sexually assaulting her while he worked for Murphy’s campaign last year is a state official who says she is now telling her story because she has “received no justice.”
Katie Brennan, who later volunteered for the campaign and is now the chief of staff at the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, detailed her allegations against Albert J. Alvarez publicly for the first time in a story published by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday afternoon.

After the report was published Sunday afternoon, Brennan said in a statement: “On April 8th, 2017, Al Alvarez raped me. On April 9th, 2017 I learned that the system is broken.”
“I have pursued every form of justice available,” Brennan, 31, of Jersey City, continued. “But it has become clear that this system is not built for survivors.”
Brennan said she “decided to come forward because I know that Al Alvarez, and all perpetrators, must be held accountable, must never rape again, and the justice system needs a complete change with regard to sexual violence.”
“It is clear that leadership from the Murphy administration is needed to create meaningful policy change on several levels to make sure future victims do not have to endure what I have,” she said.
Multiple media outlets — including NJ Advance Media — published reports this week citing anonymous sources saying Alvarez faced allegations of sexual assault while he worked as director of Latin and Muslim outreach for Murphy’s campaign in April 2017. Alvarez, 44, of Wood-Ridge, was never charged with a crime.

Albert J. Alvarez
Alvarez, a fellow Democrat, later worked as deputy of personnel for Murphy’s transition team and then as chief of staff of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority under Murphy’s administration. He resigned Oct. 2, the same day the Journal contacted him seeking comment.
Murphy and his wife, First Lady Tammy Murphy, released their first statement on the matter after the Journal’s story appeared, which both defended how the administration handled Brennan’s allegations, and expressed regret that Alvarez was given a job by the transition team in January.
The Murphys said they are “confident” the governor’s administration handled the allegations “appropriately.” But, the couple added, the way Murphy’s transition team handled the matter before he took office “was inconsistent with our values,” and that Alvarez should not have been hired for a state position.
In a separate statement, Mahen Gunaratna, a Murphy spokesman, said Murphy and his wife were not informed of the allegations until Oct. 2 of this year, when Alvarez resigned from his $140,000-a-year job.
Meanwhile, Gunaratna confirmed that Murphy’s office on Oct. 11 received a separate accusation against Alvarez that was “promptly referred” to the state attorney general. That alleged incident occurred in either 1999 or 2000, Gunaratna said.
Alvarez’s attorney, John Hogan, told the Journal that his client “absolutely, positively denies these allegations of sexual assault” and declined further comment. Alvarez and Hogan did not return messages from NJ Advance Media on Sunday.
The alleged incident occurred in April of last year after a gathering of campaign staffers in Jersey City, according to the Journal report. Brennan was a supporter of Murphy’s at the time.
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She told the newspaper than Alvarez offered to drive her home and asked to use her bathroom and have a drink of water before heading to his home.
Once inside, Brennan told the newspaper, Alvarez forced himself on her. She told him to stop, saying this is “not consensual.” She managed to kick him off her and locked herself in the bathroom. Alvarez left, according to Brennan’s account to the Journal.
Brennan shared records with the Journal demonstrating she had reported the attack to local police the next day and went to the Jersey City Medical Center emergency room for an examination. Brennan’s husband, Travis Miles, and her close friend, also confirmed Brennan told them about the sexual assault right after it happened.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, in a statement last week, confirmed it had looked into the matter, according to the Journal report.
Brennan said she waited for months and was shocked no charges were filed. The hospital examination found DNA and saliva, Brennan told the Journal. Assistant Prosecutor Jane Weiner told her Alvarez claimed the encounter was consensual sex, according to the report.
Brennan began volunteering for the campaign as a policy advisor last summer. She told the Journal she didn’t want the allegation to affect her chances at a job working in Murphy’s administration.
Brennan brought her allegations to the Murphy camp three times. The first time was when she alerted the transition team after Murphy won the election in November. Brennan was working for the transition team at the time.
In March, Brennan said, she also told Matt Platkin, chief counsel to the governor, that Alvarez sexually assaulted her. Platkin, who was policy director during the campaign and a senior staffer during the transition, recused himself because he knew both the accused and the accuser.
Platkin referred the matter to an ethics official in the governor’s office and the official referred it to the state Attorney General’s Office that day, according to Gunaratna, Murphy’s spokesman.
Brennan eventually emailed Murphy and his wife on June 1, saying she wanted to discuss a “sensitive matter.” The e-mail did not mention a sexual assault.
“Hang in,” Murphy wrote back, according to the Journal. “We are on it.”
A meeting with the governor never happened, but Brennan said a campaign attorney told her Alvarez would no longer have a state government job. Alvarez didn’t resign for about four months after that.
Brennan said in her statement Sunday that “sexual predators like Al Alvarez are only able to stay in power when those around them do nothing.”
“Several senior level members of the Murphy administration were aware of my assault and failed to take meaningful action,” she said. “Al Alvarez remained employed at a senior level in the Murphy administration until just a few weeks ago, when he knew the Wall Street Journal article was coming out and opted to resign. The failure of members of Gov. Murphy’s staff to respond in an aggressive, proactive fashion is unacceptable.”
Gunaratna, Murphy’s spokesman, confirmed in a statement Sunday that transition officials learned law enforcement “actively investigated” the allegations against Alvarez and that they “closed the case” and decided not to pursue charges.
“Following a clear background check, Mr. Alvarez received an offer of employment in state government,” Gunaratna said.
He added that when Brennan contacted the governor’s office in March, “the matter was immediately and properly referred” to the office’s chief ethics officer, “in accordance with state policies and procedures.”
Then, when Brennan emailed the Murphys, the governor “properly referred the matter to his campaign counsel” because “of the time period” referenced in the email, Gunaratna said. The counsel then spoke with Brennan and her attorney multiple times, Gunaratna said.
The Murphys said in their statement that “any allegation of sexual harassment, misconduct, or assault must be treated with the utmost seriousness to ensure that survivors come forward and justice is served.”
“Society must no longer allow a culture of silence to flourish, and we are committed to ensuring a culture where everyone feels comfortable reporting any instance of sexual misconduct,” the couple continued.
The Murphys also said the governor has asked state officials to review New Jersey’s policies on how sexual misconduct allegations are handled to see if they are “ways to improve our system.”
“We must now ask: how can we hold ourselves to a higher standard moving forward?” the couple said.
Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, told NJ Advance Media on Sunday that Brennan’s story “highlights some serious harmful norms and systemic barriers that can make it incredibly hard, if not nearly impossible, for survivors to come forward.”
Republican state lawmakers have called for a legislative investigation into how Murphy’s team handled the matter, and Democrats who control the state Legislature say they are concerned by the accusations and are considering the next step.
State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, R-Union, and state Sen. Kristin Corrado, R-Passaic, renewed calls for hearings after Sunday’s story.
“If Ms. Brennan cannot achieve justice after bravely coming forward, repeatedly, then what message does that send to other women, especially those with fewer resources?” Corrado asked.
At least one prominent Democrat, congressional candidate Tom Malinowski, released a statement Sunday. Malinowski, the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th congressional district, said he “found Ms. Brennan’s allegations to be credible.”
“And I echo her calls for meaningful policy reforms so that future survivors will not endure the year long ordeal that has brought her to this point,” Malinowski said.

Will Kyrsten Sinema’s Terrorist Connection Doom Her Chance to Win Jeff Flake’s Senate Seat?

I sure hope she loses. There are way too many examples of this woman’s connection to the extreme left and to terrorism. McSally is a great choice.

From Redstate.comWill Kyrsten Sinema’s Terrorist Connection Doom Her Chance to Win Jeff Flake’s Senate Seat?
Posted at 3:12 pm on October 11, 2018 by streiff

Kyrsten Sinema by Gage Skidmire, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

Out in Arizona, Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally is locked in a tight race with Krysten Sinema to fill the empty seat and empty suit left by Jeff Flake retiring from the Senate. The polls show a statistical dead heat but my gut feeling is that McSally is trending up.

From RCP https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/senate/az/arizona_senate_mcsally_vs_sinema-6328.html

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The two candidates have a rather strange connection. McSally, a former USAF fighter pilot, dropped bombs on terrorists. Sinema had parties with their supporters.
In the aftermath of the first Islamist attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, the federal government began an investigation of Omar Abdel-Rahman, aka the Blind Sheikh, for his role in the attack. His attorney was an aging commie named Lynne Stewart. In 1996, he was sentenced to life in prison as a terrorist douchebag. Stewart continued to represent him on appeal. But in June 2002, something funny happened. Stewart was indicted for aiding Abdel-Rahman in evading restrictions on his communications to his followers, even though those messages could have possibly ordered the death of Americans. Eventually, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. In the final event, she served three years before being released on parole after a diagnosis of breast cancer.
It is here that our story picks up:
U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema promoted events at Arizona State University featuring a lawyer convicted for aiding an Islamist terror organization and its leader.
Sinema, a co-founder of the activist group Local to Global Justice, invited people in a now-closed Yahoo group to attend two events with Lynn Stewart, both in 2003.

In the first event’s invite, Sinema said the lawyer was “emphatically not guilty” and would not have been charged with the crime if it weren’t for “the hastily enacted PATRIOT Act,” that expanded the U.S. government’s power to surveil people and thus catch Stewart passing on the messages in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

The second event with Stewart came just days later after the first.

Holding an event for someone who conspired with a convicted terrorist to circumvent court-ordered restrictions on his ability to communicate to his followers is exactly what one would expect of a radical leftist like Sinema. One hopes the people of Arizona are taking this into consideration when making their decision.

Tea Party Learned that Rallies Get Visibility but Voting Gets People Elected #teaparty

I doubt that the leftists have figured this one out yet. They equate democracy with demonstrations.

Note how Trump’s rallies always emphasize GOTV. It isn’t just rah rah. It is if you want to continue our success you must vote. The Tea Parties learned this. We rallied in 2009. Then we organized and in some states took over the Republican Party. That’s how people like Ted Cruz, Jim Jordan, and the rest of the freedom caucus were elected.

We have lost some momentum but now is the time to do it again. They are expecting a blue wave and they will get a red one if we replicate 2010.

I thought Collins speech was very good. Brava. Time for a Tea Party

It looks like Kavanaugh has the votes. The crazies will be out in force, screeching “shame, shame”. Of course they will think that because they are protesting they will prevail. They fail to understand that in our country voting is what counts and that screeching “shame” doesn’t elect anyone.

The Tea Party learned this and turned into a political movement, at least for a while. We got good people elected but we have slowly been marginalized by the establishment. We can use this win to re-establish ourselves by getting out the vote in 2018 and keeping up the pressure in 2020. We have the opportunity to increase the number of conservative senators (even Bob Hugin) and to keep the House safely in GOP hands.

After that we will have 18 months to either take over the Republican Party or start our own. We can side with and endorse Republicans when we can…or until they need to side with and endorse us. It is time we stopped bickering and started a strategy to make this happen.

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