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Muslim Teens Say They’re Victim of Hate Crime, Then STUNNING Video Comes Out

original article: WATCH: Muslim Teens Say They’re Victim of Hate Crime, Then STUNNING Video Comes Out
July 5, 2016 by Conservative Tribune

When two Muslim teens from a Brooklyn mosque said that they had been beaten because of their religious beliefs, New Yorkers and Americans of all stripes were outraged.

However, it turns out that police revealed a different motive for the attack. They’re not investigating it as a hate crime because they say that the teens were hitting on a woman inside a car and her boyfriend, enraged by the harassment, attacked the 16-year-olds.

According to WABC-TV, the incident happened in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park. As the teens described it, they had just left prayer services at the Muslim Community Center when they started looking at a car.

The attacker then stepped out from behind the car and said, “you f***** terrorists” and “You Muslims are the cause of all the problems in the world” while kicking and beating the teens.

Police, however, discovered something different.

According to the New York Daily News, the two teenagers had been hitting on a woman in a parked car for over an hour. While that was bad enough, their actions went above sexual harassment. They had attempted to open her car door and poked their head inside the window.

When her boyfriend came out, one thing led to another and … well, you can guess the rest. One of the teens suffered a concussion, bruises and cuts. Another suffered a black eye. Police are aware of who the perpetrator is, but are still searching for the man.

“The hate crimes unit investigated it and determined that this incident is not a hate crime,” NYPD spokesman Sgt. Brendan Ryan said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, somewhat predictably, disagreed.

“Our position is, let’s keep all possibilities open, at least until the assailant is arrested and questioned,” Afaf Nasher, executive director of CAIR’s New York chapter, told the Daily News.

We obviously don’t condone what this man did. In spite of the inappropriate and intimidating behavior the Muslim teenagers engaged in, his actions were appalling and he should be charged to the fullest extent of the law.

That said, the media was more than willing, in the early part of the investigation, to reflexively refer to this as a hate crime. For that matter, the two victims in this case felt compelled to treat it as such, even though it quickly became apparent that their actions had contributed to the attack.

This isn’t the first case we’ve seen like this, either. When accusations of hate crimes are made, the media should keep a healthy dose of skepticism on hand.

And as readers, we need to remember that accusations are printed on page one; retractions on page 17.

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Immigrants explain why they love America

original article: US Immigrants From All Over the World Tell Us Exactly Why They’re Proud to Live Here
July 8, 2015 by MALLORY SHELBOURNE

To celebrate America’s birthday this year, IJReview talked to several immigrants from all over the world, who told us why they love living in the United States.

From Lebanon, to Ethiopia, to Ukraine, these U.S. immigrants explain why they are happy they left the countries where they were born to move here.

I don’t often look at comments on anything online but these, from the original article, are worth a quick read.

Those who come here legally wanting to be to become Americans quite often have a better idea of what America is than recent college grads who are born here.

I work with a doctor that legally immigrated to this country. He is a great man. He was in a refugee camp after he and his family barely got out of afganistan before the Russians came in. he is so interesting to talk to and yes he is a Muslim but he is a Muslim that loves this country. Immigrants that come here, that really want to be here, not the ones that just come for what America can give them but the ones that come because they want to be Americans and make a difference and go through the legal channels because they respect America are really very good for this country, but the ones that have no respect for our laws and steal into our country are NOT good for the United States. I have a friend on facebook, a young man from Africa who has just gotten a teaching degree in special education – he wants to come to America. I would love to help make that happen for him. So many people think I am a bigot or a racist because I am against illegal invaders coming into this country – yes I am but if someone really wants to become an American and come in legally and really be an American I am all for them coming. Just do not break our laws, have respect.

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Va. Tech yanks funding for conservative group over Bay Buchanan immigration speech

November 20, 2014 by Kyle Rothenberg

A conservative group at Virginia Tech is fighting back after a student-run group pulled its funding following a speech on illegal immigration by former Treasury Secretary Bay Buchanan.

Young Americans for Freedom, which co-sponsored the speech by the conservative pundit and sister of former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan with the school’s College Republicans, is appealing a decision made by the university’s Student Budget Board. The board denied the group funding for an already-scheduled speech by (former GOP presidential candidate) Herman Cain, as well as all other aid for the rest of the year.

“It is an outrageous effort on the part of these students to control speech to determine what is said and how it’s said,” said Buchanan, who described the standing-room-only Oct. 28 event as featuring spirited debate by both sides. “It is a great right to be able to speak our mind and make our arguments passionately and listen to the other side.”

“It is an outrageous effort on the part of these students to control speech to determine what is said and how it’s said.”- Bay Buchanan

But the trouble began before the event, when a flyer circulated by YAF touting Buchanan’s apperance and alluding to an “alien invasion” caught the attention of Latino groups on campus. The Latino Association of Student Organizations reacted angrily on its Facebook page.

“The combination of language and imagery is offensive, insensitive and a blatant act of disrespect towards the immigrant community and the Virginia Tech community at large,” read a statement published on the page.

The College Republicans sided with LASO on the flyer and created a new one, according to Lauren McCue, chairwoman of Virginia Tech’s Young Americans for Freedom Chapter.

Max Frischman, chairman of the Student Budget Board, did not respond to a FoxNews.com request for an interview. But the faculty advisor for the Budget Board, Steve Burrell, said in an e-mail that YAF pulled a bait and switch.

“The board was extremely frustrated with the organization regarding the Bay Buchanan event since the written and verbal description of the event was very different from what was advertised as the event,” Burrell said. “So the board unanimously voted to deny funding.”

McCue said the funding cut decision will also affect future conservative voices from speaking at the school, including an appearance by Cain.

“They had approved it for $5,000 but ever since this event, they said they’re restricting our funding effective immediately for the next two semesters,” said McCue. “They were kind of saying well, how do we know he’s not going to speak on something that’s controversial? We can’t hold you guys accountable anymore. That’s why we’re not going to fund you.”

Buchanan believes the decision was a violation of the First Amendment and claimed that after the debate, a Latino student told her he thought it was “a great debate,” although he did not like the first flyer.

“I told him it was provocative,” Buchanan said. “You want people to come. You want to provoke them into coming and speaking for themselves. Well, you guys did it. You did a great job.”

Virginia Tech Vice President of University Relations Lawrence Hincker said he strongly recommends that the student group, YAF, appeal the decision by the Student Budget Board — which makes decisions on their own and are independent from the University. But Virginia Tech has the final say in this matter after an appeal is made by YAF, according to Hincker.

“Clearly, the University has the authority to allocate those funds, because the monies were given to the Student Budget Board. So can the University overturn a decision? The answer is yes. The University finds this concerning…big universities, like Virginia Tech, strongly encourage student leadership development.”

original article: Va. Tech yanks funding for conservative group over Bay Buchanan immigration speech

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REUTERS MISLEADS ABOUT RESULTS OF OWN BORDER POLL

August 11, 2014 by JOHN NOLTE

Reuters commissioned a border poll and obviously didn’t care for the results. When you are Reuters, though, that’s not a  problem. You simply bury the inconvenient numbers under a misleading headline that reads, “Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion” — even though the poll says nothing of the sort.

What the Reuters poll actually says is that only 13% — that’s right, 13% — of those polled said the border children in question “should be allowed to stay in the United States.”

Only 38% believe “the unaccompanied youngsters should be sheltered and cared for until it was deemed safe for them to return home.”

Another  32% “said the children should be immediately deported.” Moreover…

The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 48 percent of Democrats believe the children should be cared for until it is safe for them to return home, against 30 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of people who identified themselves as independents.

What you have here are only 48% of Democrats on board.

So how does Reuters attempt to justify its misleading headline? With this meaningless factoid:

The poll, conducted on July 31-Aug. 5, found that 51 percent of Americans believe the unaccompanied children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for some length of time.

First off, considering the question, that number is shockingly low and says nothing about approving or disapproving of a speeded up but legal deportation process. Regardless, Reuters spun it into opposition because it was the only number that could in any way be spun into a pro-amnesty headline

The media wants Obama to legalize millions of Democrats just as badly Obama does. Poll after poll, however, shows that the American people — huge majorities of the American people — disagree.

Rather than report that fact, outlets like Reuters have no choice but to mislead their own readers, and more importantly, DC lawmakers. If the media can build an artificial bubble that says amnesty is popular, that’s the best chance the Left has to intimidate Congress into getting those Democrats legalized.

original article: REUTERS MISLEADS ABOUT RESULTS OF OWN BORDER POLL

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: UNACCOMPANIED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MINORS ‘ENTITLED TO’ PUBLIC EDUCATION

August 11, 2014 by CAROLINE MAY

The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally.

“We have begun to receive inquiries regarding educational services for a specific group of immigrant children who have been in the news – children from Central America who have recently crossed the U.S. – Mexico border,” the Department of Education explains.

“This new fact sheet provides information to help education leaders better understand the responsibilities of States and local educational agencies (LEAs) in connection with such students, and the existing resources available to help educate all immigrant students – including children who recently arrived in the United States,” it adds.

The fact sheet lays out the basics about the undocumented immigrant children’s rights and what communities can do to help with enrollment.

“All children in the United States are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents’ actual or perceived national origin, citizenship, or immigration status,” the fact sheet explains. “This includes recently arrived unaccompanied children, who are in immigration proceedings while residing in local communities with a parent, family member, or other appropriate adult sponsor.”

Since October more than 62,900 unaccompanied minors have been detained illegally entering the U.S., the vast majority of who have been from Central America. As the fact sheet explains, the unaccompanied, undocumented minors are placed in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where HHS offers “educational services.”

HHS then releases the children into the United States into the custody of a family member or other “sponsor,” while in their care the undocumented immigrant children “have a right” to attend public school.

“While residing with a sponsor, these children have a right under federal law to enroll in public elementary and secondary schools in their local communities and to benefit from educational services, as do all children in the U.S.,” the sheet explains.

Read the full fact sheet from the Department of Education:

full article: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: UNACCOMPANIED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MINORS ‘ENTITLED TO’ PUBLIC EDUCATION

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Do pluralism and a desire for open society end in oppression?

If pluralism and an open society are such important goals to the U.S. Department of Justice why not require all immigrants to learn English?

DOJ: Governments can punish homeschoolers
July 2, 2013 Bob Unruh

The U.S. Department of Justice has revealed in a court filing it agrees with the philosophy of the German government that bureaucrats can punish homeschooling parents.

The agency contended parental rights to keep children free from instruction that violates faith essentially are negligible when the government’s goal is an “open society.”

“The goal in Germany is for an ‘open, pluralistic society,’” wrote the government’s pleading, signed by Senior Litigation Counsel Robert N. Markle in Washington.

German law, he argued, requires attendance at government schools, and punishment is levied against anyone failing to comply, even due to religious objections.

His argument to the appellate court cited a German court decision, which stated: “The general public has a justified interest in counteracting the development of religiously or philosophically motivated ‘parallel societies’ and in integrating minorities in this area. Integration does not only require that the majority of the population does not exclude religious or ideological minorities, but, in fact, that these minorities do not segregate themselves and that they do not close themselves off to a dialogue with dissenters and people of other beliefs.

The German Supreme Court said that because of the issue of socialization, the state, not parents, decides how children are educated.

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If we’re going change language for accuracy, then…

Since the Associated Press has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” in favor of “undocumented immigrant” I have a few other suggestions of my own.

anti-government –> limited government
global warming deniers –> climate change realists
main stream journalist –> Democrat operative
liberal / progressive –> anti-American
open minded –> blindly following a left wing narrative
pro-choice –> pro abortion
racist –> Chris Matthews doesn’t like it

If there seems to be any ulterior motive with my suggestions, perhaps one should consider the AP has ulterior motives as well. After all, what is political correctness but an attempt to control people’s thinking by controlling speech?

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Tolerance, open mindedness, and compassion from Occupy

Ah, Occupiers love to hate.
May 2, 2012 (h/t to Gateway Pundit)

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Lying is hardly ‘Unprecedented in Journalism’

NY Times Magazine Editor on Vargas Tale: Come On, Lying’s Hardly ‘Unprecedented in Journalism’
June 28, 2011 by Tim Graham

Over the weekend, NPR’s On The Media found that the New York Times was so fascinated by self-proclaimed illegal alien activist Jose Antonio Vargas and found his story so compelling, the credibility of the author was not an issue. New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Hugo Lindgren (that “great magazine head”) said all the lying about his citizenship is not an issue for journalists:

That’s something that’s come up today. You know, people say, you know, you lie about one thing and people can’t stop lying if they do that. And I think some of that misses the point. This is not unprecedented in journalism. This is not the first person who’s ever told a lie who then goes on to write about it.

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Illegal immigrant driving while drunk, kills nun

Illegal immigrant who killed nun in accident was released by feds
August 2, 2010 by Stephen Dinan

The Virginia man suspected in a drunken-driving crash that killed a Catholic nun in Prince William County this weekend is an illegal immigrant and repeat offender who was awaiting deportation and who federal immigration authorities had released pending further proceedings, police said Monday.

Carlos Montano, a county resident, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving. Mr. Montano had been arrested two other times on drunken-driving charges, and on at least one of those occasions county police reported him to federal authorities.

The crash at around 8:30 Sunday morning killed Sister Denise Mosier and injured two other nuns as they were driving to a retreat at the Benedictine Monastery in Bristow, Va. The two injured nuns were in critical but stable condition late Monday, according to St. Gertrude High School in Richmond run by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia.

Mr. Montano was being treated for injuries he received in the crash and was expected to be released from the hospital into police custody as early as Monday evening.

Messages left with ICE and the Homeland Security Department were not returned, but the incident raises questions about the agency’s policy of detaining only some illegal immigrants awaiting deportation.

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