Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nature Abhors a Vacuum and Trump is Filling It

 Aristotle once postulated, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” Meaning that any empty space must be filled with something, even if that something is hot air. Donald Trump, with his pronouncements, promises, and pomp, is filling the vacuum created by the Republican Party.

Creating a vacuum requires two conditions. First is an active process of creating the vacuum and second is the lack of anything filling the empty space. Barack Obama created the vacuum and the GOP did nothing to fill it, or at least replace it with something of substance.

How did Obama create the vacuum? Easy. His left wing radicalism emptied the country of traditional American values and hope, leaving a vacuum of angst and despair. Two thirds of Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.  Obamacare with its false promises and resulting chaos and costs. Open borders bringing the third world into our world, and making the dwindling American work force pay for it all through higher taxes. The Middle East in turmoil with radical jihadists inching closer and closer to America and Iran poised to get nuclear weapons. A thriving grievance industry based on identity group politics. And a culture of political correctness shutting down any criticism or legitimate discussion of these issues.

The IRS, the most powerful and feared regulatory agency in the country, is targeting political enemies of the Obama administration, specifically the Tea Party. No one has been held to account, no one fired, no one indicted or jailed. 

Meaningless Congressional hearings with lots of huffing and puffing, but no accountability. No Congressional oversight. If the political parties were reversed, this would have been a much bigger scandal than Watergate. Instead it was a lot of nothing.

Where was the GOP during these past seven years? Two landslide midterm elections gave Republicans control of the House and the Senate. They campaigned promising to stop the Obama agenda, or at least offer substantive opposition to the Democrats. Instead we hear whining and excuses of why they couldn’t fulfill any of their campaign promises.

Obamacare is still in place, funding intact. The borders are open with refugee migration programs fully funded. Abhorrent Planned Parenthood, selling aborted fetal tissues for profit remains fully funded. Far left judges are readily confirmed by a Republican controlled Senate. Budget deals are passed further increasing the national debt. In turn, debt limits are raised to accommodate the budget deals. No Republican opposition, despite being the majority party in Congress.

Where is the GOP’s bully pulpit? No effort to rally the support of the millions of voters who gave the GOP large Congressional majorities. Instead the GOP happily signs on to the Obama agenda. The agenda of the left marches merrily along, as if Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were still running Congress.

Along comes Donald Trump, promising to close the borders, build a wall, repeal Obamacare, stop the flood of unverifiable immigrants, with a pithy but resonating promise to “Make America Great Again.”

If Republicans were doing what they promised, offering principled opposition to the Democrat agenda, there wouldn’t be a need for a Donald Trump. Or a Ted Cruz. Instead the GOP establishment is directing far more vitriol and pushback to Trump and Cruz then they ever threw at Obama, Reid, or Pelosi. Fox News, a supposed right leaning news network, is at war with Trump. Even many good conservatives at the National Review Online are piling on The Donald.

If the Republicans functioned as an opposition party rather than an enabling party, the Obama presidency would have merely nudged the country leftward, rather than turning the country in a far left direction. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or John Kasich would be perfectly positioned to take over and nudge the country back to the right. The establishments of both parties would be happy as the status quo would be maintained. Only a small course correction would be needed, not the total turnaround currently necessary. Much as Bill Clinton nudging the country left after George HW Bush, followed by George W Bush nudging the country right after the Clinton presidency.
This is the void that Donald Trump is filling. Opposition to the leftist agenda of Barack Obama and his allies in Congress, the judiciary, regulatory agencies, Hollywood, academia, and the media. It didn’t have to be Trump. Actually this revolt is bigger than Trump. He just happens to be well positioned and willing to fill this void.

 Which is why his supporters don’t care what he says about migrants, or John McCain, or Megyn Kelly. Or whether he was pro choice once upon a time, or invited Bill and Hillary Clinton to his wedding.

It’s about the leftist agenda driving full speed ahead, fundamentally transforming America into a country most Americans don’t recognize or want. The GOP was elected in two landslides to stop or slow the damage and the GOP did nothing. That’s the void that Donald Trump is filling. If the GOP wonders why Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are leading in the polls, all they have to do is look in the mirror.

Brian C Joondeph, MD, MPS, a Denver based retina surgeon, radio personality, and writer. Follow him on Facebook  and Twitter.

American Thinker

Monday, January 4, 2016

America Doesn't Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Democrat Problem

By Daniel Greenfield


 America's mass shooting capital isn't somewhere out west where you can get a gun at the corner store. It's in Obama's own hometown.

Chicago is America's mass shooting capital. There were over 400 shootings with more than one victim. In 95 of those shootings, 3 or more people were shot. 

2,995 people were shot in Chicago last year. Shootings were up, way up, in Baltimore. With an assist from Al Sharpton and #BlackLivesMatter, Baltimore beat out Detroit. But Detroit is still in the running. Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit all have something in common, they're all run by the party of gun control which somehow can't seem to manage to control the criminals who have the guns.

The murder rate in Washington, D.C., home of the progressive boys and girls who can solve it all, is up 54%. The capital of the national bureaucracy has also been the country's murder capital.

These cities are the heartland of America’s real gun culture. It isn’t the bitter gun-and-bible clingers in McCain and Romney territory who are racking up a more horrifying annual kill rate than Al Qaeda; it’s Obama’s own voting base.

Gun violence is at its worst in the cities that Obama won in 2012. Places like New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham, St. Louis, Kansas City and Philly. The Democrats are blaming Republicans for the crimes of their own voters. 

Chicago, where Obama delivered his victory speech, has homicide numbers that match all of Japan and are higher than Spain, Poland and pre-war Syria. If Chicago gets any worse, it will find itself passing the number of murders for the entire country of Canada.

Chicago’s murder rate of 15.09 per 100,000 people looks nothing like the American 4.2 rate, but it does look like the murder rates in failed countries like Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. To achieve Chicago’s murder rate, African countries usually have to experience a bloody genocidal civil war.

But Chicago isn’t even all that unique. Or the worst case scenario. That would be St. Louis with 50 murders for 100,000 people. If St Louis were a country, it would have the 4th highest murder rate in the world, beating out Jamaica, El Salvador and Rwanda.

Obama won St. Louis 82 to 16 percent.

New Orleans lags behind with a 39.6 murder rate. Louisiana went red for Romney 58 to 40, but Orleans Parish went blue for Obama 80 to 17. Obama won both St. Louis and Baltimore by comfortable margins. He won Detroit’s Wayne County 73 to 26.

Homicide rates like these show that something is broken, but it isn’t broken among Republican voters rushing to stock up on rifles every time Obama begins threatening their right to buy them; it’s broken among Obama’s base.

Any serious conversation about gun violence and gun culture has to begin at home; in Chicago, in Baltimore, in New York City, in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C.

Voting for Obama does not make people innately homicidal. Just look at Seattle. So what is happening in Chicago to drive it to the gates of hell?

A breakdown of the Chicago killing fields shows that 83% of those murdered in Chicago in one year had criminal records. In Philly, it’s 75%. In Milwaukee it’s 77% percent. In New Orleans, it’s 64%. In Baltimore, it’s 91%. Many were felons who had served time. And as many as 80% of the homicides were gang related.

Chicago’s problem isn’t guns; it’s gangs. Gun control efforts in Chicago or any other major city are doomed because gangs represent organized crime networks which stretch down to Mexico. And Democrats pander to those gangs because it helps them get elected. That's why Federal gun prosecutions in Chicago dropped sharply under Obama. It's why he has set free drug dealers and gang members to deal and kill while convening town halls on gun violence.

America’s murder rate isn’t the work of the suburban and rural homeowners who shop for guns at sporting goods stores and at gun shows, and whom the media profiles after every shooting, but by the gangs embedded in urban areas controlled by Democrats. The gangs who drive up America’s murder rate look nothing like the occasional mentally ill suburban white kid who goes off his medication and decides to shoot up a school. Lanza, like most serial killers, is a media aberration, not the norm.

National murder statistics show that blacks are far more likely to be killers than whites and they are also far more likely to be killed. The single largest cause of homicides is the argument. 4th on the list is juvenile gang activity with 676 murders, which combined with various flavors of gangland killings takes us nearly to the 1,000 mark. America has more gangland murders than Sierra Leone, Eritrea and Puerto Rico have murders.

Our national murder rate is not some incomprehensible mystery that can only be attributed to the inanimate tools, the steel, brass and wood that do the work. It is largely the work of adult males from age 18 to 39 with criminal records killing other males of that same age and criminal past.

If this were going on in Rwanda, El Salvador or Sierra Leone, we would have no trouble knowing what to make of it, and silly pearl-clutching nonsense about gun control would never even come up. But this is Chicago, it’s Baltimore, it’s Philly and NOLA; and so we refuse to see that our major cities are in the same boat as some of the worst trouble spots in the world.

Lanza and Newtown are comforting aberrations. They allow us to take refuge in the fantasy that homicides in America are the work of the occasional serial killer practicing his dark art in one of those perfect small towns that always show up in murder mysteries or Stephen King novels. They fool us into thinking that there is something American about our murder rate that can be traced to hunting season, patriotism and bad mothers.

But go to Chicago or Baltimore. Go where the killings really happen and the illusion comes apart.

There is a war going on in America between gangs of young men who bear an uncanny resemblance to their counterparts in Sierra Leone or El Salvador. They live like them, they fight for control of the streets like them and they kill like them.

America’s horrific murder rate is a result of the transformation of major American cities into Sierra Leone, Somalia, Rwanda and El Salvador. Gun violence largely consists of criminals killing criminals.

As David Kennedy, the head of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, put it, "The majority of homicide victims have extensive criminal histories. This is simply the way that the world of criminal homicide works. It's a fact.”

America is, on a county by county basis, not a violent country, just as it, on a county by county basis, did not vote for Obama. It is being dragged down by broken cities full of broken families whose mayors would like to trash the Bill of Rights for the entire country in the vain hope that national gun control will save their cities, even though gun control is likely to be as much help to Chicago or New Orleans as the War on Drugs.

Obama’s pretense that there needs to be a national conversation about rural American gun owners is a dishonest and cynical ploy that distracts attention from the real problem that he and politicians like him have sat on for generations.

America does not have a gun problem. Its problem is in the broken culture of cities administered by Democrats. We do not need to have a conversation about gun violence. We need to have a conversation about Chicago. We need to have a conversation about what the Democrats have done to our cities.

Sultan Knish

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Geller: Jihad in America 2015: ‘The Danger to the Homeland Has Never Been Greater’

 by Pamela Geller;

 29 Dec 2015

“The danger to the homeland has never been greater”: so said
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)
60%
, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, in September as he released a new report on the global jihad.



 In each of the past few years, I have done an end-of-the-year summary piece on jihad activity and Islamization during the year in review, so that people might better understand the overarching progress of the jihad in the U.S., and connect the dots. You won’t find this material summarized elsewhere: the Obama administration and the media have gone to obscene lengths to adhere to Islamic law by deceiving and disarming the American people about the motive behind war we’re engaged in, and they never discuss its overall progress.

Here is what is really happening. A study showed that ISIS supporters in the U.S. are focusing their energies on plotting jihad attacks here. In April, three jihad terror plots were disrupted in three weeks, showing the scope of the jihad threat. The FBI revealed that it foiled Islamic State-inspired attacks on July 4. The director of the FBI, James Comey, has said that the Islamic State is now actively recruiting in all 50 states. A new ISIS manual shows the United States in the jihad group’s crosshairs, and the image is apt: the FBI revealed in November that it is pursuing no fewer than 900 active investigations related to Muslims in the U.S. getting involved with ISIS.

These devout Muslims won’t be easy to find: ISIS has issued an e-book titled “How to Survive in the West,” teaching Muslims in the U.S. and elsewhere in the free world to appear to be secular and moderate – until the time comes to strike.

Meanwhile, law enforcement officials don’t know the whereabouts of 9,500 immigrants whose visas have been revoked for terrorist activity.

For well over a decade, my colleagues and I have been smeared, defamed and libeled because we told the truth. Since I wrote my book Stop the Islamization of America and established the Stop Islamization of America initiative of my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), we have seen this nation effectively crippled. Our elites are surrendering our freedoms without so much as pang of their collective conscience.

Terrorism arrests in the US and Europe are now at record highs. Even the lily-livered Lilliputians over at the Washington Post reported “an unprecedented number that officials attribute to a heightened threat from the Islamic State and the influence of social media on potential recruits.” G-d forbid they attribute it to Islam. Still crazy after all these years.

A little 9-year-old boy in New York City was nearly beheaded by a jihadist in an “ISIS audition,” and it barely made news. Black Lives Matter didn’t even blink, even though the boy was black. Likewise buried was the story of a Muslim in California, Jihad Mufaddi Khalaf Haddadin, who was arrested in December for making a bomb threat against police in El Monte, California. And in New York City, it took a full year for two NYPD policemen who were executed by a jihadi in December 2014 finally to be honored.

Jihadis in the U.S. appeared heedless of interference from authorities. A Muslim teen busted in Pennsylvania was seeking to buy a Yazidi slave girl. In Syracuse, a Muslim airport worker threatened to “get my gun and kill everybody.” Harlem Suarez, a Muslim who plotted a jihad attack on a Florida beach involving weapons of mass destruction, had been cleared for a Key West Airport job that gave him direct access to secure areas.

The Muslim bloodlust became more brazen. In September, the FBI foiled an Islamic plot to kill the Pope during his visit to the U.S. In Ohio, a Muslim hospital worker who called for American soldiers to be beheaded in their homes was arrested. In California, a Muslim with a sword chased down his non-Muslim neighbor while screaming, “I would die and kill for Allah.” A Muslim in Mississippi threatened to murder non-Muslim hospital staff after making a series of bomb threats. A Muslim shooter was behind the killing of a Philadelphia cop in March.

In February in California, two Muslims got 25 years each for planning to kill Americans. In January, a Muslim teen in Portland, Oregon was accused of threatening to blow up a store “in the name of Allah.” Also in January, a Muslim cab driver from Virginia was added to the FBI’s ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’ list. And in Washington, D.C. in November, a knife-wielding Muslim slashed a woman at Union Station, and then charged at a police officer.

New York City, as always, was a particular target. A New York City subway motorman called for an Islamic State (ISIS) attack in an unhinged rant. In November, an NYPD undercover officer foiled a jihad bomb plot in New York City. In February, three Muslims were arrested in New York City for conspiring to support ISIS. They targeted Obama, the FBI, and the police.

In June, other Muslims from Florida were charged with devising yet another jihad mass murder bomb plot in New York City. They had also been also charged with attempting to murder U.S. marshals while screaming “Allahu akbar.” Also in June, a Muslim student in New York was found to have plotted to bomb a New York City landmark. That same month, five Muslims were arrested in connection with a Brooklyn ISIS plot. Taking Sharia into his own hands, a Muslim brutally beat a gay couple in a New York City restaurant.

Likewise targeting gays was a “strict Muslim” from Seattle who was charged with murder and terrorism. Ali Muhammad Brown was charged with murdering two gay men in Seattle and then killing a random teen in New Jersey. Before that, Brown had been prosecuted after the FBI investigated a Muslim group that was suspected of supporting foreign jihadists. This devout Muslim is also a registered sex offender for crimes against a 6-year-old girl, the same age as Aisha when Muhammad “married” her.

The Islamic State throughout 2015 continued to win the allegiance of Muslims in the U.S. A senior female Islamic State recruiter turned out to be a student from Seattle. A Muslim in Minneapolis was charged threatening to kill FBI officials if they didn’t free six Muslims who were being held in connection with an Islamic State case. Also in Minnesota, a Muslim refugee from Somalia was arrested for aiding ISIS. In September, yet another Muslim in Minnesota became the third to plead guilty to joining Islamic State; five more are facing trial.

A Muslim who was arrested in New York City said: “I’m ready to die for the Caliphate.” In New Jersey, an ISIS-supporting Muslim teen was charged in a plot targeting the 9/11 Memorial. In Philadelphia, a Muslim teen with 57 Twitter accounts was arrested for aiding and abetting ISIS. A Muslim in Arizona was charged with supporting ISIS.

A Muslim in Ohio was charged with providing material support to the Islamic State. In May, two Muslims were arrested in California on their way to join ISIS. One had said: “It would be a blessing to fight for the cause of Allah.” In March, a Muslim on the Harvard campus was discovered to be raising money for the Islamic State’s “charity.”

In September, ISIS posted photos, names, and addresses of US soldiers, and threatened: “Theres gonna be attack this month on soldiers in America.” Instead, ISIS-supporting Muslims murdered American civilians in San Bernardino in December. Islamic State-supporting Muslims were arrested in March in Illinois. They had been planning another Fort Hood-style jihad massacre at Fort Riley.

A Muslim teen in Virginia was jailed for more than 11 years after being convicted of working on social media for the Islamic State. In Upstate New York, a Muslim pizza shop owner was charged with recruiting for the Islamic State. A Muslim in New Jersey was arrested for organizing a “small army” of ISIS fighters in his home state and in New York as well. Another Muslim in New York who was arrested for joining Islamic State said that its murders were justified because “the victims were not Muslims.”

A young Muslim married couple in Mississippi was charged for trying to wage jihad alongside the Islamic State. The New York Times was “shocked” and “perplexed” that this young couple went jihad.
Other jihadis remained active as well. In December, a Muslim who had become a U.S. citizen was charged with helping a Syrian rebel group that is linked to al-Qaeda. A Muslim engineer at a U.S. defense contractor got eight years in prison for giving details on U.S. jets to Iran. In Washington, D.C., a Muslim was charged with fundraising and recruiting for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. And reminding us that all this is not new, a Muslim cleric from the U.K. who plotted years ago to build a jihad-terror training camp in Oregon was sentenced.

Converts to Islam were active in the jihad. In Kansas, a convert to Islam pled guilty to a WMD suicide plot against the Wichita Airport, aimed at inflicting “maximum carnage.” Another convert to Islam from Kansas was accused of plotting to detonate a jihad bomb at the Fort Riley military base for the Islamic State.

And yet another Muslim convert, the son of a police captain in Boston, was charged with plotting Islamic State jihad attacks on a college campus. He had planned to put “explosives filled with black powder, nails, ball bearings and glass, in places where large numbers of people congregate, like college cafeterias.”

The Muslim who plotted to plant weapons of mass destruction on a Florida beach, Harlem Suarez, was also a convert to Islam. He threatened to “cook American[s]…in cages” and boasted: “We will destroy America,” “We will raise our black flag on top of your White House.” In Ohio, yet another convert to Islam was indicted on charges of supporting the Islamic State.

All these arrests don’t dampen the enthusiasm of these converts for committing murder in the cause of their new religion. A young American convert to Islam who is in prison for his role in a bomb plot against Barack Obama and Washington, D.C. landmarks said: 
“We are waiting for the perfect moment.” He also said: “I’m very dedicated to establish the Sharia in America, to wage war against non-Muslims,” and: “We are indeed here in America…we’re in each and every state.”

They do indeed seem to be everywhere, and more are coming: In a harbinger of things to come, a Muslim “refugee” in Michigan was found to have lied about his ties to the Islamic State. In Brooklyn, also in January, a Muslim was charged with orchestrating a truck bomb that killed 5 U.S. soldiers.

The most catastrophic failure of our refugee resettlement and intelligence apparatuses came on December 2 in San Bernardino, when devout Muslims cold-bloodedly murdered fourteen innocent Christians and Jews at a Christmas party. This was a catastrophic intel failure because all roads from the jihad attack on our American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) free speech event in May in Garland, Texas led to San Bernardino. The jihadis in both cases had the same MO, followed the same pattern, and even had the same contacts. Both events – our Muhammad Cartoon Contest and the San Bernardino Christmas party — offended Muslims. Both events violated the sharia: one was an art exhibit with depictions of Muhammad in art and literature over the past 1400 years, and the other celebrated a Christian holiday. Both deeply offensive to Muslims.

The jihadis in both attacks trained at shooting ranges. The jihadis in both attacks were also “radicalized” long before they plotted and executed that jihad.
Both attacks were Islamic State (ISIS) attacks in America. Both jihadis, Ibrahim Simpson at Garland and Syed Rizwan Farook in San Bernardino, were linked to American ISIS recruiter Mohammed Abdullahi Hassan, also known as Mujahid Miski. Why Obama’s FBI and counter-terror agencies didn’t make his capture a priority is deeply disturbing.

Even more disturbing is that the Garland Muslims and the San Bernardino Muslims were both known to law enforcement and both were of concern, but law enforcement officials did nothing, either. The Garland jihadi Ibrahim Simpson and the San Bernardino jihad Syed Rizwan Farook both attended mosque daily, and were very religious, and then their mosques in both cases covered for them, downplaying their presence there.

The San Bernardino jihadi considered an attack in 2011. He visited 11 school cafeterias, scouting out a target for his massacre. He should have been on the radar of law enforcement officials in 2015. But instead of pursuing all this, the Obama administration nixed a probe into the Southern California jihadists. Adding to the intel failure was the failure of our refugee intake process: San Bernardino jihad murderer Tashfeen Malik was vetted by five different government agencies – and none of them discovered her extensive jihadi ties and loyalties. This is more of the poison fruit of the denial of jihad by Obama administration officials.

That denial was also operating at full strength after jihadis attacked out event in Garland in May. Instead of discussing the jihad on free speech, politicians, pundits and commentators who should have known better, including Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham, attacked me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws instead of attacking the jihadis for trying to kill me for free speech. 

What got lost in the post-Garland jihad shooting arguing and sharia-compliant rhetoric, is the simple fact that ISIS is here. Islamic terrorism is here, and it will only get worse. An informant in the Garland jihad attack said in August that there were between 50 and 80 more Muslim terrorists out there, ready to strike. Shutting up the few who speak candidly and openly about jihad terror will only make us all more unsafe.

Islamic jihadists kept trying to shut me up. A 2017 trial was set for two Muslims who plotted to behead me in the wake of the Garland event. They were indicted on charges that included material support for the Islamic State. After this plot was foiled, Muslims were still baying for my blood: an ISIS jihadist tweeted out my home address as he issued numerous calls for my death.

Yet the denial was still in force on July 16, a Muslim named Muhammad Abdulazeez murdered four Marines and a sailor at a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga. While the media and law enforcement searched for a motive, it came out that Abdulazeez was a follower of the late American Imam Anwar Awlaki, who was involved in numerous jihad plots in the U.S. His family practiced polygamy and was steeped in Jew-hatred. His father sexually assaulted his wife and beat his son, and said he wanted to take another wife because it was “allowed under Islamic law.” Topping it all off was the fact that the jihad mass murderer had worked at an Ohio nuclear power plant.

While all that was happening, the jihad was advancing on U.S. campuses. In November, ISIS warned American colleges and universities: “We are coming.” But jihadis were already there: in November, a Muslim named Faisal Mohammad went on a stabbing spree at the University of California Merced, while smiling the whole time. Law enforcement sources said that Mohammad was on a terror watch list, and that the college had been warned of the threat he posed. They did nothing, of course.
Meanwhile, non-violent Sharia incursions continued. Minnesota Muslims declared in May: “We want Sharia.” A Muslima stewardess refused to serve alcohol, and predictably, Hamas-CAIR claims the airline violated her Constitutional rights.

On campus, a leading college Muslim group, the Muslim Student Association, rejected a moment of recognition resolution for 9/11, saying it was “Islamophobic.” The Muslim Student Association also came out against the already weak and watered-down “Countering Violent Extremism” measures.

Outrage over this was dismissed as “Islamophobia.” A professor complained to Catholic University that there were too many crosses on campus for Muslim students to pray. One Muslim student declared: “my Islamic faith prevents me from paying interest on my student loans.” Swarthmore students heckled and abused a victim of Egyptian torture. And when I spoke at Brooklyn College in April, Muslim students made the one-finger sign of allegiance to the Islamic State and shouted out their support for it.

The Islamization of public schools also continued. Minnesota high school students sang “Allahu akbar” at their Christmas concert. In Virginia, students practiced calligraphy by writing “There is no god but Allah” in Arabic. A Florida public school forced kids to learn and recite an Islamic prayer, and to make Islamic prayer rugs. In North Carolina, Pitts Public School parents were apoplectic over Muslim propaganda and open proselytizing for Islam in class. A shocked mom with children in another school called a TV news station after reading the pro-Islam answers on her son’s worksheet.

When a New Jersey school district declined to add Eid to the list of school holidays (only because they hadn’t been given sufficient notice), furious Muslim parents shouted, “We’re going to be the majority soon!” In Minnesota, the opening of a charter school was derailed after questions were raised about its possible ties to a Muslim Brotherhood group. In Pennsylvania, scores of teachers bowed to Allah, celebrated Islam, and visited a local mosque to learn more about Islam. In San Diego, a high school piloted halal school lunches. An upstate New York school recited the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic: “One Nation Under Allah.”

An Ohio public school hosted “A Covered Girl Challenge,” asking students to wear hijab for a day. NP3 High School in California observed “Hijab Day.” In Denver, schoolgirls were forced to wear headscarves and were told that their ankles “must be covered” during a school trip to a local mosque. 

In New York City, Mayor “Red Bill” de Blasio announced that he was going to close City schools for Muslim holidays. In the wake of Muslim demands for their holidays to be days off from school, a Maryland School District decided to scrap Jewish and Christian holidays. Meanwhile, Muslim students who harassed Jewish students in an Arizona high school. Muslim cleric and charter school leader Fethullah G├╝len was captured on video saying: “Explode yourselves like a bomb against the U.S.”

In Maine, a head coach was forced to resign after criticizing Islam on Facebook. In Massachusetts, a school retaliated against students for parental opposition to its pro-Islam, anti-Israel propaganda. A California school district banned middle schoolers from drawing Muhammad. In Seattle, Muslims demanded that a teacher be fired for showing Muhammad cartoons. Parents of students at a Tennessee middle school were outraged that their children were assigned to write the Shahada: “Allah is the only God, Muhammad is his prophet.” Suspiciously, Tennessee school districts refused to comply with Open Records Requests that would have revealed the contents of their lessons about Islam.

We have seen the increasing Islamization of public-school curricula. History lessons in Islam are dawah – proselytizing for Islam. The Saudis have bought large public school publishers. Islamic supremacists have hijacked the Department of Education, the Gates Foundation, Pearson and other textbook publishing companies and the testing companies. They have also hijacked our public-school curricula, and textbooks (i.e., Common Core).

Enough is enough. It’s time we fought back against this scourge and reclaimed our schools – and our society. We should see less jihad in 2016, but instead, it is certain to be more. We need a president who understands the threat and is not afraid to fight the enemy. AFDI has proposed an 18-point platform to defeat the enemy. Send it to your Presidential candidate, Congressmen and Senators. It’s must be adopted in order to win the war on freedom. 

Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.