Wednesday, November 27, 2019


The New American’s Christian Gomez interviews anticommunist author and researcher Trevor Loudon about his recent article published by The Epoch Times entitled, “Virginia Goes Blue: Pro-China Communists Claim Credit.” Loudon discusses New Virginia Majority, the organization in question, and its ties to the Maoist organization Liberation Road.


Owens unveils the Left's panic as black Americans escape the Democratic plantation
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Candace Owens spoke at the Freedom Center's Restoration Weekend held recently in Palm Beach, FL (November 14-17, 2019). She discussed her journey as a black American toward conservative principles -- and how black Americans are escaping the Democratic plantation. Don't miss it!
Candace Owens from DHFC on Vimeo.
Candace Owens: Thank you to David Horowitz for having me here.  I was just going to share that this really is the conference where everything started for me.  How many of you guys were around when I was here?  Wow.  I was running around; it was just two short years ago.  It feels like a lifetime ago, and I did, I started my career, my political career on YouTube making just funny, satirical videos, and I got an email from David Horowitz inviting me to this conference, and let me just tell you what a big deal it was for me.  I had no connections whatsoever. 
I was running around, trying to introduce myself to everyone and to network with every, single person in the room, and there is a very funny story, of course.  I did a panel, which was entitled Why I Left the Left, and on the panel was me, Dave Ruben and Tammy Bruce, if you guys remember that, and Tammy Bruce didn't realize that the video that I had done, which was me acting, it was called Mom, Dad, I'm a Conservative, and I was playing myself as the mom and a dad, and I was basically getting at that today it's harder to come out as a conservative to your family than it is to come out as lesbian and gay, but it was a skit, and I was acting, and in the middle of the panel, nobody really knew who I was.  Tammy said, "Isn't this incredible that we have an all gay and lesbian panel up here?" and I was too nervous to correct her, so then I spent the next 2 days of the conference people, I'm such a courageous lesbian, and I was like, "I'm not a lesbian.  That was just a skit," so it was some damage I had to reverse for the next couple of years. 
It was okay, I just got married, and that put the rumors to rest, but I'm so grateful, and that is correct.  I met Charlie Kirk here and spend about a year and a half with his organization going across the college campuses, which are really just glorified nurseries.  If you guys have not just visited a college campus yet, if you think it's bad, it's probably a little bit worse, and we had a really amazing time, and I was so grateful for the experience, but then it became apparent to me that when I first met Charlie here, he asked me what I wanted to do, and my answer was really clear and succinct.  I said, "I want to lead the revolution for black America against the Democrat party." 
Thank you.  I've always had that vision, and we made so much progress, but as we were on those college campuses, I realized that the majority of black Americans never make it to college campuses, and more had to be done, and I knew that if we were going to really make a change, really make a change in Black America and get them to embrace conservative principles, it was going to have to be a cultural change.  The thing that I knew as soon as I got into this was that black Americans are the lynchpin of the Democrat party.  They rely upon our vote every 4 years.  If they get 85 percent of our vote in 2020, they lose.  That is how much they rely upon our vote.  Hillary Clinton got 89 percent of the black vote in 2016.  If they dip to 84 percent, their party is finished, so we're talking about swinging the black vote five points, and for me, I said, "That's the vision." 
I want to move the black vote 20 points by 2020.  I think we can get 20 percent of the black vote in 2020.  So then I had to think about how, how am I going to do that, and my husband came up with a great analogy about the Democrats and about the Left.  He said, "They're a bit like the Titanic", this massive ship, and they've run around so arrogant for so long, and thought not even God can sink this ship.  Not even God can sink the ship of the Democrat party.  The amount of arrogance that has come out of them, and they were going through the waters, chopping through the waters, and they hit a little iceberg, and that iceberg was little old me, and they did what they always do.  They smeared, the liabled me.  I think they're calling me now the nation's first black white supremacist. 
The amount of leaps you have to take to get there, and people go, "How do you put up with that, Candace?  How do you remain so courageous and so positive?" and I mean really think about it.  If they're getting to the point that they're calling black people white supremacists, we have to be close to winning, right?  But in thinking about how, how they managed to sell our own demise really to the black community, you have to understand that they really had a stranglehold on culture for so long.  Everything that you see on TV is really done at the expense of conservatives, and I wanted to create a movement that would reverse engineer exactly what the left has done to black America, just beneath that little iceberg that they hit, which was me, is really 60 years of Democrat policies that have destroyed black America, policies like the welfare policies and Lyndon Bane Johnson's Great Society Act, which has literally incentivized bad behavior.  I mean think about it; there's a government job where people walk around and ring the doorbell and make sure that the father does not live inside of the home.  Back in the 1960s, Patrick Moynihan's report came out, and they said there was an epidemic in black America because 23 percent of black Americans were growing up without a father in the home.  This was thought of as an epidemic in the 1960s, 23 percent. 
Today, that number is 74 percent in the black community, and nobody's talking about it.  Nobody's talking about what's really killing black America.  So I said, "How am I going to bring that to the forefront?" and many of you know that the end of last year I teamed up with Prager University.  We have Allen Estrin here, please give him a round of applause, the Executive Director of Prager U.  It really has been just the most wonderful organization to work with, namely, because they understand me, and they understand that what we're fighting for is changing culture, and they really are fighters, and with my show, The Candace Owens Show, we have brought forth so many guests.  So many people have demanded that the show be taken down, and they remain so strong in defending me and standing on the principles of conservatism and really trying to take back all of the turf that we have lost in culture over the last 60 years.  Through the Blexit Movement, that's exactly what I'm trying to do. 
I'm trying to make it fun; I'm trying to make it cultural; I'm trying to remind people that it's okay for conservatives to use humor.  It's okay for conservatives to be funny.  People ask me all the time what are the points of frustration because I remain so positive all the time, and I tell them that early on, the first hit piece that was ever written about me wasn't written by a leftist tabloid; it was written by the Right.  It was written by the National Review.  They were writing an article about my YouTube videos which were all funny and all light, and they said, "This is the sort of conservatism that we need to reject." 
They didn't find my videos to be intellectual enough, and I remember reading that article and just being so disappointed; disappointed because they weren't realizing that that sort of a thought process is the reason that conservatives were losing for so long.  Who I was sitting for dinner asked me a question.  She said, "What changed you or how did you arrive at who you are and have such clarity and perspective in your viewpoints?" and I wasn't always like this, and what I was telling her was that I arrived at conservatism very slowly.  It was introduced to me very slowly all throughout my life, and many of you have heard me speak about my grandfather, who is the biggest source of inspiration of in my life.  You may have seen him sitting behind me at the Congressional testimony.  Did any of you guys see that, with Ted Lieu?  When I say my grandfather is my biggest inspiration, I'll give you an example of what I mean, so when Charlie and I would go on college campuses, one of the things that I would do first was look around the room and just ask a simple question before we got started.  I would say, "Okay everybody, before we get started today, I just want to ask a very simple question. 
How many people in this room believe that America is a more racist country today in 2019 than it was 60 years ago?" and at least 70 percent of the hands would go up, and I'd go, "Wow.  Wow."  Think about that.  Think about the educational brainwashing that is taking place that is convincing people that America is a worse country today racially than it was 60 years ago, and this really is the thing that inspired me the most.  This mindset is something that not infuriated me, but frustrated me very much because I grew up in my grandfather's home, and my grandfather grew up when there was actually real racial tension in America.  My grandfather grew up on a sharecropping farm when there was segregation in North Carolina. 
My grandfather grew up, and his first job was when he was 5 years old, laying out tobacco to dry on that sharecropping farm before the sun would go up because otherwise, it would be too hot under the Carolina heat.  My grandfather also picked cotton, and my grandfather faced the real KKK.  At night, they would come in, and they would spray bullets inside of the home, and even when my grandfather talks about those instances to this day, he talks about it from a position of pride.  He never sounds like a victim.  He says, "They'd come around and they'd shoot, and my daddy would grab a shotgun and shoot back at them boys."  Right?  I mean think about that.  When my grandfather moved up north, he was 17 years old.  He didn't mean to move up north.  He saw my grandmother on a trip up north, and that was it for him.  He married her, and he stayed in Connecticut, and my grandmother and my grandfather remained married until her dying day in 2013, and I was blessed, I really do believe that the turning point started in my life that, when during my formative years, I grew up in their household, and my grandfather had so many rules.  I mean, it was ridiculous.  He really ran a tight ship. 
Every single morning, we had to read the Bible.  It was just very simple.  My grandfather believed in God.  That was the thing that ran his life day in and day out, and he wanted all of his grandchildren to grow up with that same messaging, and I always say that me and sisters genuinely believed that my grandfather had a direct line to God.  We were convinced he had a direct line to God, and something that he would always do, which always made us nervous, is that he would incorporate us into the prayer.  So, if we did anything wrong throughout the day, he would incorporate us into the prayer, and one particular night, which I always remind my grandfather of today, I had turned the heat up in the middle of the night. 
I had got cold, and I didn't know what I was pressing, but we were not allowed to touch the heating system at all, and I did it in middle of the night, and I went back to sleep, and in the morning, I went down for breakfast.  My grandfather would make a big southern breakfast every morning; grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes.  I should be clinically obese.  I don't know how I'm not, and he got around to praying and he said, "Dear Heavenly Father, please help Candace to remember shouldn't be touching the heat," and I instantly got up from the table, and I ran upstairs and I started crying, and when he followed me, I just looked up at him, and I said, "Granddaddy, why did you have to tell God?" and we genuinely believed that, that whenever he prayed it was a direct line, and God knew and saw everything, and it was such an interesting way to grow up. 
Of course, when I went through the public school system, though, I was very embarrassed about that, because when you are growing up in a secular lifestyle, you're not supposed to believe in God.  We have sort of arrived, very suddenly, into an atheistic culture.  People are mocked.  Our Vice President is mocked for respecting his wife and for believing in Jesus Christ.  Do you remember when Joy Behar mocked him for those things?  It wasn't cool.  It wasn't hip for me to believe in God, and I wanted to reject so many of the things that my grandfather and my grandmother had taught me.  So first and foremost, my grandfather believed in God.  The second thing that my grandfather believed in was family.  Everything we did was together. 
In the home, my grandfather would take us church, he would dress us, he would open doors for us.  We would lay out clothes, what we wanted to wear, and it was just so important to him that the family was always together, and we went on holiday together, and the third thing that my grandfather believed in, which is going a bit out of fashion today, is hard work.  Never, ever once growing up in his household did my grandfather ever utter a bad word about a white person.  He would say, "That's just the way things were."  I simply did not learn how to be a victim.  I never learned it.  My grandfather had a deep reverence and a deep respect for all of the opportunities that were afforded to him if he simply just worked hard.  The update on my grandfather and my grandmother is that about 15 years ago, they retired, and they moved back down south to Fayetteville, North Carolina, and my grandfather purchased the sharecropping farm that he grew up on.  What that is, what my grandfather did, that's the American Dream, right? 
That's the American Dream.  America is unique in that you can come to this country with the clothes on your back, and if you work hard, and if you stay out of trouble, you can make something of yourself in this society.  That is what we fight to protect.  America is an idea, and it's a philosophy.  That's what unites us.  We're not united based on race or sex.  We are united on the philosophy, that idea of hard work and that idea of freedom, and every single day when I fight, I think about my grandfather, and I think about Black America, and I say, "Wow."  Imagine a world where Black America wakes up, and they realize that the Democrats have lied and have used and have abused us for the last 60 years. 
Imagine a world where black Americans stop viewing themselves as separate from America and realize that we are Americans, too.  First and foremost, we are all Americans.  The Democrat party would collapse and so too would all of these wild Leftist issues, which I believe, at the root of all of them is the intended breakdown of family.  When I think about the LGBT now QRSTUV movement, because they're just adding a letter every year, I think.  I think, "What are they doing here?" 
Why do we have a society, when you think about toxic feminism, which we're seeing more and more of, why do we have a society that wants to turn women into men and men into women?  Why do we have a society that's promoting these issues like trans children?  What are they really getting after?  It's the breakdown of family.  Why do we have a society that is promoting atheism?  What are they really getting after?  Well, it's the breakdown of family.  They're trying to destroy the family unit because that's really the only way that government can grow.  You have to believe in nothing in order for them to continue to grow government.  You have to continue to turn to government.  You have to worship government as the end-all, be-all.  All of the solutions you think have to come from government, and the experiment with that philosophy started with black America in the 1960s.  The systematic removal of our fathers from the home.  Look where it's led us. 
Look where it has led Black America without having that pillar and that structure.  It's horrible, and it's saddening, but I believe strongly that it is something that we can reverse actively in 2020, and it's happening, and I'll tell you why I know it's happening; because they're scared.  When I see articles calling me the Dems' worst nightmare, thank you very much, but when I see these reaches, referring to me as a white supremacist, when I see these attacks saying that I support wild dictators, or that I hate myself, or that I've internalized misogyny, what I see is their fear.  When I see their candidates get on stage and say, "We'll give you reparations," what I hear is their fear.  I mean, how desperate is that? 
They're literally saying to Black America, "Here, take our money.  Just take it.  Forget it.  Forget everything.  Please, just don't leave us."  They're terrified.  They know that everything can collapse if Black America wakes up, and so I launched the Blexit Movement, the Blexit Foundation, which stands for the black exit from the Democrat party, and I'll tell you what happened when I did that.  I said okay, we're doing Blexit and instantly, I got a bunch of emails and messages from Latinos, and they said, "You're not leaving us.  We're going to be the L in Blexit," and I said okay, okay, and they showed up in Los Angeles, and then I got a bunch of email from Asians, and they said, "Can we turn Blacksit, can we make it black Americans and Asians exiting the Democrat party?" 
Isn't that wonderful?  So many different groups of people are waking up, and I just want to wrap this by thanking so many people in this room, and I see some of my Blexit people in the back.  You guys, stand up.  These people, these students.  The bravery that it takes.  I mean, what these people fight, what we have to fight at home, that really is the hardest part, having to deal with the fact that people don't know what to do with you when you think for yourself and when you think for freedom, but I'm inspired every single day, and I keep going thanks to stories like yours.  You gave one of the most beautiful prayers that I've ever seen at the White House, Mahallod  Really, when it went viral, it was absolutely beautiful, and from the heart, and your story is so encouraging, and I want to encourage you to keep going, and to the people in this room, the people that believed in me. 
I mean really, when I came here a couple of years ago, it has been the most humbling thing in the entire world, to come back and to have received the Annie Taylor Award last year, to come back and to be welcomed to speak on this stage, the encouragement, and I want to tell you guys this.  When I first got started on YouTube, I got contacted by a random person in San Francisco, and I had no plan, and he told me to set up a Patreon account, which allows you to accept small donations from people all over the United States, and that Patreon account kept me going.  He mailed me a $500.00 check and said, "Keep going, and keep going."  I want you guys to remember that there are a lot of Candace Owenses in America right now that are feeling inspired and that want to keep going, and simple acts of kindness, like little donations that make it so they can make their rent next month, can create something way bigger than you ever expected, so thank every single person in this world for supporting me, for supporting Blexit, and I can't wait to make this thing the biggest thing possible in 2020 and to finally sink the Titanic of the Democrat party. 
Thank you so much.


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Pro-jihad students at our nation’s colleges and universities aren’t even trying to hide what they’re all about anymore. The Democrats and their allies have legitimized and mainstreamed Islamic antisemitism and the genocidal Jew-hatred of the “Palestinian” jihad forces.
“Oberlin College Students Erect Memorial to Palestinian Islamic Jihad Terrorists,” Algemeiner, November 24, 2019:
Anti-Zionist students at Oberlin College in Ohio erected a memorial last week commemorating the death of multiple Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists.
Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine shared in a Facebook post on Thursday that it had installed a display in “commemoration of the 34 Palestinians killed by Israeli rocket fire this last week” in Wilder Bowl, a central outdoor space on campus where students often congregate.
A sign explaining the display stated, “Last week, Israel unleashed violent airstrikes on the Gaza Strip to assassinate Bahaa Abu al-Atta and his wife on Tuesday, November 12th. In the process, killing 34 unarmed Palestinian civilians, including 8 children.”
“Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine and Oberlin Jewish Voice for Peace have created this installation to commemorate the lives of these 34 Palestinians who died at the hands of Zionist Settler Colonialism,” it continued. “We list the names and ages of those who were lost on each black flag.”
The allegation does not accord with casualty tolls shared by international observers and the involved parties, including those in the Gaza Strip, which largely acknowledge that a majority of fatalities were members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed terrorist organization that is blacklisted by the United States, European Union, and others. The group aims to replace Israel with an Islamic Palestinian state, and has taken responsibility for suicide bombings and other attacks targeting Israeli civilians.
The most recent flare-up began after Israel assassinated Baha Abu al-Atta, a senior Islamic Jihad commander, which led to an escalation that saw more than 450 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza at Israeli communities, and dozens of Israeli airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets.
Palestinian sources have said 34 people were killed in the fighting, 16 of whom were civilians, including several children. The Israeli military has said that around 25 of the fatalities were members of terrorist organizations, and shared photos of some in Islamic Jihad fatigues. It also announced an investigation into a strike that killed eight civilians, the brother of an Islamic Jihad operative reportedly among them.
On the other side of the border, nearly 60 Israelis sustained injuries or received treatment for shock, while several rockets that were not intercepted by the Israeli military damaged homes, businesses, and roads.
The display erected by Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine, which advocates for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, did not mention Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In a Facebook post earlier this month, the student group said it would “shout the names of those that the IDF has killed,” listing Abu al-Atta and multiple other Islamic Jihad members, again without referring to their affiliation with the terrorist group.
BDS organizers on and off university campuses have long been accused of ignoring or supporting the goals and activities of terrorist groups like Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.




Cdl. Napier Subtly Rebukes Fr. James Martin
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Warning: This article shows blasphemous images.
November 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In sending out a tweet about the Gospel reading from Friday’s Mass, Fr. James Martin, SJ chose to share a painting drawn from a series of blasphemous homoerotic works depicting the life of Jesus as if he were a gay man.
“Gospel: Today Jesus drives the money-changers from the Temple (Lk 19). NT scholars say this was one of the main events that precipitated his execution,” tweeted the Jesuit. “Yet Jesus is not cowed by opponents. Another Gospel says ‘zeal’ for his Father's house ‘consumes him.’” 
And Fr. Martin knew exactly what he was doing, because in a later tweet he credited the artist: “Image, Douglas Blanchard.”
While this painting is jarring because an effeminate Jesus is depicted turning over the money changers’ tables in a contemporary setting, other paintings in the series show an overtly sexualized version of Jesus in various Gospel stories.  
The painting is one of a set of 24 by homosexual artist Douglas Blanchard, used to illustrate a book titled, “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision.” 
While the Amazon description of the book is appallingly offensive not just to all Christians, but to the Person of Jesus Christ and God the Father, Fr. Martin nonetheless chose to use one of the Blanchard paintings to illustrate the Gospel.
Amazon describes the book by author Kittredge Cherry and illustrated by Blanchard:  
Meet Jesus as a gay man of today in a contemporary city with The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision. In stunning new images, the modern Christ figure is jeered by fundamentalists, tortured by Marine look-alikes, and rises again to enjoy homoerotic moments with God. 
The “fundamentalists” who jeer Christ are no doubt meant to be those who abide by Church teaching and reject the normalization of homosexuality within the Church.  
But far more appalling is the suggestion that Jesus rose again “to enjoy homoerotic moments with God,” a notion to which Fr. Martin lends tacit approval by drawing from the Blanchard series of paintings. The homoeroticizing of the passion of the Christ is blasphemous.   
The Amazon description continues:  
The 24 paintings in the gay Passion cover Jesus' final days, including his arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. A queer Passion is important now because Christianity is being used to justify hate and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Each image is accompanied by insightful commentary, plus a short prayer and scripture. If Jesus came back today, would he be crucified all over again? Would we even recognize him? See for yourself in the gay vision of the Passion.
The tweet is perhaps an admission by Fr. Martin of his ultimate intent as well as an admission of the anti-Christian and anti-Christ intent underlying the LGBT cultural movement: To co-opt the message of the Gospel, to dethrone Jesus Christ in the hearts and minds of Christians, and to install homosexuality and transgenderism in His place. 

Twitter users respond: ‘You would be the first one that Our Lord would drive out of His house

Many challenged Fr. Martin’s tweet.
“What would St. Faustina say about this when her own artist couldn’t do justice to the image of Jesus? What would our MOTHER say to this depiction of Her precious Son who was beaten mocked starved of water & crucified the most painful death by our sins?” asked Lizzy. “What does she think of this?”
“Father, please, you're breaking my heart,” pleaded Lizzy in a separate Tweet. “Jesus did NOT want to have sex with men. He was ALL GOOD ALL HOLY ALL GOD. He would NEVER approve of this.”
“Which figure represents Jesus in this picture? The one with oh so cute haircut?” asked Eugenio. “Have you no sense of reverence for our Precious Lord?” 
“You would be the first one that Our Lord would drive out of His house,” asserted T Mac. “Promoting immorality isn’t exactly pleasing to the Lord.”
While all of Blanchard’s illustrations are disturbing, portraying the main theme of the Gospel message as homoerotic, perhaps the final three paintings in the series are the most troubling.
The Ascension, by Douglas
Pentecost, by Douglas
In “the Ascension,” Jesus is shown as a shirtless male in the embrace of a male angel who grasps Jesus’ buttocks. Same-sex attraction and homosexual sex acts are shown to be the primary purpose of the incarnation, passion, resurrection, and ascension of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.   
In Blanchard’s depiction of the Day of Pentecost, The Holy Spirit descends on an urban group in the form of a woman.

Jesus ‘comes out of the closet’

Author Kittredge Cherry explains the dark meaning of the final painting, which depicts the Trinity. Cherry’s explanation veers far from the immutable Truth about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a “Holy gay wedding.”
The Trinity, by Douglas
An angelic figure blesses a gay couple in “The Trinity,” the final, climactic image in Blanchard’s Passion of Christ. The painting can stand alone to affirm the holiness of gay couples, but it also serves as a meditation on the Christian Trinity.
She continues: 
The couple holds hands before a table set with milk, honey, and fruit — references to the Promised Land. The man draped in red reaches toward out, coaxing the viewer to join them in the sunny garden. The winged woman in the golden robe is the same Holy Spirit who arrived in the previous painting. An arch in the background hints at the gate of heaven. Indeed viewers are welcome to imagine themselves seated in paradise with Christ as their bridegroom.  
“The Trinity” shows how Jesus has been transformed by his experience of the Passion. He moved from the dark prison of the first painting to a bright land of promise, out of the closet, into the streets, and on to holy bliss. He completed the mythic hero’s journey: martyred and reborn with power to redeem the world.

Heaven: The holy gay wedding feast?

Kittredge said the final painting depicts the “holy gay wedding.” 
What is the gay vision of heaven? The Holy Spirit inspires each person to see visions of God in his or her own way. Look, the Holy Spirit celebrates two men who love each other! She looks like an angel as She protects the male couple. Are the men Jesus and God? No names can fully express the omnigendered Trinity of Love, Lover, and Beloved… or Mind, Body, and Spirit. God is madly in love with everybody. God promises to lead people out of injustice and into a good land flowing with milk and honey. We can travel in the same paths where Jesus journeyed. Opening to the joy and pain of the world, we can experience all of creation as our body — the body of Christ. As queer as it sounds, we can create our own land of milk and honey. As Jesus often said, heaven is among us and within us. Now that we have seen a gay vision of Christ’s Passion, we are free to move forward with passion.
The LGBT movement is not benign. It is now brazenly revealing itself to be the most grave satanic threat to the Church today, and Fr. James Martin, SJ is leading the coup attempt within the Roman Catholic Church.
Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia was right to publicly correct Fr. Martin a few weeks ago, and Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas has called attention to Martin’s troubling “ministry.” Only a few of their brother bishops have rushed to support these brave prelates who sense the danger that Martin’s actions present to the Church, while the majority remain silent, allowing the Jesuit to carry on with his advocacy unchecked. 


West Side Highway bike path attacker Sayfullo Saipov gets trial date spews terrorist propaganda
Case Update: US v. Saipov

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November 18, 2019
Accused bike path terrorist Sayfullo Saipov told a Manhattan federal court judge Monday he doesn't respect his authority — while prosecutors said they want to empanel an anonymous jury to oversee the death penalty case. "The orders issued here have nothing to do with me," Saipov told Judge Vernon Broderick through an Uzbek interpreter. "I am following orders of Allah, who gave me life." The comments followed a hearing regarding jury selection ahead of the alleged ISIS militant's trial for driving a truck down a crowded bike path on Halloween 2017, killing eight people. Saipov stood as he spoke, wildly gesticulating as he asked Broderick why he was sitting in judgement of him "for the eight people killed" and "not those who are killing thousands and millions of Muslims over the world." Broderick eventually cut off the 31-year-old, and told him a judge's role was more like that of a "referee."

USA v. Saipov, Sayfullo
New York, NY

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)

[SDNY] On Oct. 31, 2017, Sayfullo Habibullaevich Saipov drove a rented pickup truck into cyclists and runners on a bike lane and pedestrian walkway in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The vehicle-ramming attack killed eight people and injured 11 others. A flag and a document indicating allegiance to the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and a-Sham (ISIS) were found in the truck. Saipov, who had immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan in 2010, was charged in a federal complaint with destruction of a motor vehicle and providing material support to a terrorist organization. Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty of a jury convicts Saipov. The Halloween Day attack was the deadliest in New York City since the 9/11 attacks. Saipov has pleaded not guilty but may change his plea to guilty and accept a life imprisonment if the government agrees not to seek his execution.