Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today's Shooting in Alexandria, Virgina

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Is this a case of the chickens coming home to roost? Perhaps.

It is always tricky to assign the blame for an act of violence on rhetoric unless the words and violence happen in immediate concert. But we have a 66-year-old man who took a rifle to a park where congressional Republicans were practicing for a traditional baseball game against Democrats. Once he confirmed that the men on the field were Republicans he began shooting and wounded five before being taken out by Capitol Police. As I write, Congressman Steve Scalise (R) is in critical condition.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/14/virginia-gop-baseball-practice-shooting-multiple-people-shot.html

As a side note, this appears to the the second recent case of assault with a deadly weapon by a Bernie Sanders supporter. The other incident was in Portland, Oregon, where a white nationalist stabbed two people to death who intervened when he was berating a couple of Muslim women. Do we condemn all Sanders supporters for this violence or the senator himself? Of course not, but the left needs to take a hard look at itself in their collective mirrors.

We should also take a close look at the rhetoric by Democrats and the media when it comes to President Trump and his supporters. Maxine Waters, in particular, has used rhetoric that-at least last Sunday in Los Angeles- bordered on inciting insurrection, in my view. CNN has surpassed even MSNBC in its daily, non-stop demonization of Trump. Their reporting is reckless and often inaccurate. They have their first amendment right and criticizing the president is a healthy part of American democracy. What is not healthy is throwing objectivity to the wind and painting the president and his team as inherently evil people who must be removed from power. As an example, this issue of Trump team collusion with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton is being beaten to death even though the investigators have publicly stated they have found no evidence of such collusion.

Donald Trump has his share of flaws, but being an evil man is not one of them as he is being portrayed. Many of his subordinates, most notably Steve Bannon, have been unjustly called Nazis and other names.

We are a badly divided nation, and many on the right do not speak or act for me. But this latest act of violence, coupled with the rise of ANTIFA, is very troubling. Would it surprise anyone if President Trump were one day the target of an assassination attempt? I well remember the last one ( I was 18 when Kennedy was assassinated.) In my opinion, this nation has never recovered from the shock. It seems we have been going downhill ever since. Now we face an enemy every bit as evil as Nazism. That is radical Islam, which seeks to destroy us and our freedoms. More than ever we need to come together as a nation and set aside these political and ethnic differences which are being magnified out of all proportion.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Europe's Tragic Tradeoff

This article first appeared in the Times of Israel Blogs. Please click below link.

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http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/europes-tragic-trade-off/



Islamic Terrorism: It Is Time for Drastic Measures in the West

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


The more we learn from Britain and other European countries, the more outrageous it gets. Just in the past few days, an Afghan refugee who was supposed to be deported back to Afghanistan after he set an apartment complex on fire, stabbed a 5-year-old girl to death while wounding the mother and a 6-year old daughter. The once intelligent Germans decided not to deport him back to Afghanistan because it would be too dangerous for him. (He claimed he converted to Christianity. If so, I guess he missed the part of "Thou shalt not kill".)

Meanwhile in Londonistan, we learn the names of the three attackers who committed the last atrocity on London Bridge. Not only do we learn that one or two of them were "on the British radar", but that (of course) they were living on welfare while waving those black flags with the shahada on them that resemble ISIS flags.

This latest British case is instructive. British intelligence and police reportedly have some three thousand hard core terror suspects they are attempting to monitor in-country. In addition, there are some 20,000 other lesser suspects who they simply don't have the manpower and resources to effectively monitor.

Meanwhile, the migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers keep on coming, mostly from Middle Eastern and African countries and mostly Muslim. Nobody knows who they are, but they are mostly young, unaccompanied males in their 20s. What could possibly go wrong? They are arriving by the thousands almost weekly in Italy, Africans being picked up by NGO ships off the coast of Libya and delivered to  Italian ports. They disembark and are escorted to housing centers in various parts of the country. The Italian people are besides themselves. Their leaders don't care. It's the same in Germany, where rapes, knife attacks, and flat out terror attacks have plagued the country. And the once-efficient Germans have no idea what to do. Anybody who speaks out against these insane policies-fully supported by the EU- risks being prosecuted.

Before the problem can be fixed, the Europeans and Americans/Canadians need to face certain realities. The problem is Islam. It is not a perversion of Islam. It is Islam in its purest form as preached by the Prophet Mohammad. Most Muslims in the West may be peaceful, secular, and law abiding, but when you add up those who support the ideals of the terrorists-albeit quietly- or long for an Islamic caliphate living under sharia law- the percentage of problematical Muslims increases drastically.

Once we realize that this Muslim wave will eventually overtake the West, we face the choice: Submit or survive as free societies. It is not a matter of the presence of people who will change our demographic makeup. It is the presence of a wave of people, some of whom want to change our way of life, take away our freedoms of speech and religion, or simply kill us. How many terrorist attacks on our people must we endure? This is war, and we need to recognize it as such.

The main steps the West must take immediately are:

1 Stop the bleeding and close the borders. At the same time, those who have entered illegally must be sent back to their country of origin. Those who are "on the radar" must be rounded up and at the least deported. I support President Trump's travel ban. I have said it before, and I will say it again. Nobody has the constitutional right to enter our country. If we excluded communists in the past, we can exclude those with another ideology that stands against our freedoms and values.

2 Countries like Britain are considering revoking the citizenship of terrorists. They should do it, and we should do it. Many of our "home-grown" terrorists are immigrants who obtained citizenship (and in some cases, are born in the West). If they are naturalized, it can be shown that they lied on the immigration papers when they swore under oath that they did not subscribe to any belief in subverting our freedoms.

3  Instead of closing GITMO, it should remain open, and more should be opened and run by our allies.

4 This leads me to an even more drastic measure, and I want to explain it carefully. In the US, this may well require a suspension of Habeus Corpus, but we should not expect the FBI to try and monitor the activities of Islamic suspects who, by the FBI's own admission, are located in all 50 states. Those who have been identified as radicalized and involved with terrorist groups or planning to make an attack should be picked up and either prosecuted, detained, or deported back to country of origin. When I say detained, I mean GITMO detained.

But here is an important point: I am not advocating that every Muslim in our country be picked up. I have said many times that innocent Muslims must be protected. We have to focus on the ones who want to do us harm. Our country made a grievous error after Pearl Harbor when Japanese and Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were interned. To intern innocent Muslims who may be secular or have no intent to harm us would be an injustice.  Similarly, there are many well-established Muslims in Europe, such as Turks in Germany or North Africans in France, who are working and living peacefully. I am not talking about them. Yes, members of their respective communities have been radicalized and have committed terrorist acts. But here again, I am talking about people that the police and intelligence agencies have identified. I am talking about those immigrants who have committed previous crimes and not been deported like the Afghan in Germany who just killed that 5-year-old child.

All this may require a changing of some laws depending on each country. It is also a question of will. Do we really care enough about our traditions of freedom and protection for women and gays, or are we really ready to surrender them to the Islamists and jihadis in our midst? Are we really ready to accept terrorist attacks on our soil-against our citizens as part of everyday life? I say no.

Kick them out and keep them out. It is a matter of life and death.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Texas A&M Professor Advocates Killing Whites-in Class

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Campus Reform


Tommy Curry
(Photo by Campus Watch)


This is as bad as it gets. This goes far beyond race hucksters talking about white privilege on campus. Here we have a black professor named Tommy Curry advocating the killing of whites He does it on the air in an interview, and he does it in class.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32688/


Here is an article by the campus paper, The Battalion.

If we were talking about slaves rising up and killing their white masters, I would not have a problem. This is not the time of slavery. This idiot apparently thinks it is because he brings his crazy ideas into the modern day.

In my view advocating murder of a particular race is not free speech. They may not find a prosecutor willing to bring criminal charges, but if Texas A&M doesn't fire this dangerous man, every student should withdraw and every donor should stop giving money. If the president doesn't have the gonads to fire this man, then he should go too.

For a decade now I have been stating and writing that if campus anti-semitism is not dealt with by our universities, we are going to eventually see a Jewish student murdered on a college campus. After reading this, I have to conclude that if this "white privilege" nonsense isn't nipped in the bud by universities, we will see the murder of a white student on a campus simply for the reason that he or she is white.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ex LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Sentenced to 3 Years

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



"Heigh ho, heigh ho
It's off to jail I go"


Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced this week to three years in prison  on a corruption conviction based on his attempts to thwart an FBI investigation into abuses at his county jail.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-baca-sentenced-jail-sheriff-corruption-20170512-story.html

I have no sympathy for Baca. Not only did he abuse his power and corrupt his office, he was  also an apologist for radical imams and mosques in Southern California. He was an ally of organizations like CAIR and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, appearing at their events and helping spread the lie that sharia law was no threat to our own laws. This is something I personally observed back in 2012 in Garden Grove.

Baca was a disgrace to law enforcement. The cell door cannot shut quickly enough on him.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Open Letter to UC Irvine Re: Standing Rock Is Everywhere Event

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


In connection with my previous post regarding the Standing Rock is Everywhere event at UC Irvine on April 18, I have sent the below letter to the university and elected leaders expressing my concern.



April 26, 2017

Dear Dr Parham et al

My name is Gary Fouse, and I am a former part-time teacher in the UC Irvine Extension (1998-2016). Last week, I attended an event sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs “New Narratives” program and the Cross Cultural Center. It was entitled “Standing Rock Is Everywhere” and consisted of several panelists, who spoke not only about the Standing Rock pipeline issue but many other issues as well. Frankly, I was appalled at the negative perspectives given to UCI students by these speakers as it pertains to our country and our society (as well as Canada). Given the fact that the event was sponsored by the university, I wonder whether UCI was putting its official imprimatur on the views expressed.

I fully understand the dark chapters in our nation’s history and am old enough to remember some of them. I also understand the first amendment right of those speakers to express their opinions. But I do not share the negative opinions expressed toward our country as it is today or some of our leaders who were mentioned. For example, I do not believe Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a racist as was implied by one of the speakers.

I also found it offensive that a panelist (Janaya Khan) who has just moved to the US from Canada would open her remarks by saying that “she had picked the wrong time to move south of the border” then go on to trash this country. I also found the expression she used, “Christian patriarchy” equally offensive. I could go on, but you can read my reactions in full at the below link.


My real purpose in writing, however, is to inquire whether the “New Narratives” program has in the past or is willing in the future to sponsor a speaker or speakers with a more positive perspective on America as well as provide opposing viewpoints on the North Dakota pipeline and other issues brought up by your panel covered in the above event. I should add that I posed this question to Dr Abby Reyes before I left the event. While I don’t feel I got a particularly clear answer, she informed me that New Narratives was set up after the unfortunate “black face” incident on campus a couple of years back and was designed to give a voice to “marginalized students”. She also told me that suggested speakers are considered by a New Narratives panel and referred me to the vice chancellor’s office for further information.

Therefore, in the interest of providing UCI students and the community with other perspectives on these issues, I would like to respectfully propose a couple of speakers for your consideration (specifically for the New Narratives). First of all, I would like to propose Los Angeles-based talk show host Larry Elder, an African-American conservative. Secondly, I would like to propose Dr Thomas Sowell, who I believe recently retired from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is also a well-known African-American conservative. I can think of several other worthy speakers, but I will leave it with these two at this time.

In my view, university students deserve to be exposed to all sides of issues not just some. I don’t deny the rights of the above speakers to have their say, but I seriously question whether universities today are committed to giving a fair hearing to other voices.  I eagerly await your response to my suggestions.


Sincerely,


Gary Fouse

Cc
Dr. Howard Gillman, Chancellor
Dr. Douglas Haynes, Director, Cross Cultural Center
Dr. Abby Reyes
US Rep. Mimi Walters
State Senator John Moorlach
State Assembly Rep. Steven Choi
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I will keep you advised of any responses I get (or don't get).





Friday, April 14, 2017

Detroit Doctor Charged With Performing Female Genital Mutilations

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip The Blaze

“The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country,” she added in a statement, “and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”


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A doctor in Detroit has been charged for performing female genital mutilations. She is an emergency room physician named Jamana Nagarwala. She is facing federal charges.


http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/13/detroit-doctor-arrested-for-performing-female-genital-mutilation/

I can only pray that this story is widely publicized. This practice has encroached upon Europe. It is done behind closed doors. In other cases, young girls are sent back to the family's country of origin to have the procedure performed. No doubt some families here have sent their daughters back to the old country for the same purpose. Now this.

These girls are entitled to the same protections we all enjoy here in America. I am heartened that the new DOJ is prosecuting this. I doubt the Obama DOJ would have brought charges.

*Update: The story is indeed getting wide coverage including the New York Times, CNN and foreign outlets including Nagarwala's native India. The below article identifies her as a member of the Dawoodi Bohra sect of Shia Islam, which practices FGM.

https://scroll.in/latest/834623/us-doctor-of-indian-origin-arrested-for-allegedly-performing-female-genital-cutting-on-minors