Internal Subversion: Islamists Seek Overthrow Of America
John Guandolo, a former FBI special agent and expert on Islamic subversion in America, recently gave an intelligence briefing to the Tennessee Bedford County Emergency Management Agency. A report of the event was published by reporter Brian Mosely, an expert on Islam in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette in Tennessee. TVC’s leadership has consulted with Mosely on Islamic subversion. Guandolo has been with the FBI since 1996, including nine years on its SWAT team. After 9/11, he worked in the FBI’s Washington Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division, developing an expertise on Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic groups inside the United States. Guandolo works with Stephen Coughlin, former Islamic Expert for the Joint Chiefs Of Staff. According to Guandolo, every major Islamic group in America is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood – and the goal of this subversive group is the overthrow of Democracy and the imposition of Islamic Shariah Law on America.
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Internal Subversion: Islamists Seek Overthrow Of America
Religion Of Peace Update: Wife Beheader Only Charged With Second Degree Murder
Muslim TV Executive Muzzamill Hassan, the man who has been arrested for cutting his wife Aaisya’s head off, is being charged with second degree murder in the slaughter. First degree murder includes premeditation, planning or lying in wait to kill the person; second degree murder is non-premeditated. “Why is this man only being charged with unpremeditated murder,” asks TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. “Police have yet to find the weapon used to cut her head off, but it’s likely that he planned this killing and lay in wait for her. How many people routinely carry around swords or cutting weapons big enough to lop off a head? Would Muzzamill have been charged with first degree murder only if he’d used a wood chipper or a guillotine?
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A federal judge has ordered a former Pfizer executive to pay $200,000 to a teen girl whose image he had downloaded from a child porn site on the Internet. Alan Hesketh was fired from his position as vice president and global patent director at Pfizer after he was arrested on pornography charges in 2008. Hesketh claimed he should not be held liable for damages to the victim because he only downloaded the images from another site. Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton ruled Monday that Hesketh was liable for damages to the teen, who was photographed as a young child. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Wohlander said this is compensation for harm that never ends.
“Just because your picture might have been taken when you were two or three years old,” he told Family News in Focus, “you’ve become a victim for the rest of your life.” Hasketh is serving a 78-month sentence for possession and distribution of obscene photographs.
— Roger Greer
Good News: Ninth Circuit Upholds Church’s Constitutional Rights
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a ruling Wednesday that held a Montana church in violation of the law for speaking about the state’s marriage amendment.
Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed a lawsuit in 2004 after the Montana commissioner of political practices investigated Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church, following a complaint by a homosexual activist group. The group claimed the church was required to register as a political committee in order to speak about the marriage amendment.
“Churches shouldn’t be penalized for expressing their beliefs,” said ADF Legal Counsel Dale Schowengerdt. “They should never be forced to forfeit their free speech rights just because the government decides to enact unconstitutional laws requiring them to remain silent on social issues.”
The court ruled the law is unconstitutionally vague and its application in this case violated the church’s First Amendment rights.
— Devon Williams
Senate Votes on So-Called Fairness Doctrine
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass a ban on the so-called Fairness Doctrine. The archaic doctrine would force radio stations to offer opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.
Sen. Jim Demint, R–S.C., sponsored the ban on the Fairness Doctrine, which the Senate passed 87-11. The Senate almost immediately also passed what could amount to a stealth fairness doctrine in the form of regulations on media ownership. All 57 Democrats voted in favor of the amendment.
“Senate Democrats insist on keeping the idea of reviving the Fairness Doctrine alive, against the wishes of a majority of Americans,” said Ashley Horne, federal policy analyst for Focus on the Family Action.
In November, Zogby International found 96 percent of Republicans oppose censorship of the airwaves, as well as 75 percent of those who voted for President Barack Obama.
Court Exercises its Good Judgment
Caretakers of the nation’s public parks and cemeteries can breathe a sigh of relief after the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision which bars the politically correct crowd from cluttering government land with frivolous displays. In a 9-0 verdict the justices ruled against the Summum, a religious sect that fought for something similar to a Fairness Doctrine for statues on government property. The group’s leaders argued that since Utah’s Pioneer Park allowed a Ten Commandments monument on government land, it should be forced to accept displays of all faiths. When the city of Pleasant Grove refused its donation, a lawsuit followed.
While the Court did concede that the monuments are a form of “government speech,” Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the opinion for the majority, essentially said that public parks could not be “opened up for the installation of monuments by every person or group wishing to engage in that form of expression.” The unanimity of the Court is particularly encouraging as Christians try to combat this creeping culture of political correctness.
There seemed to be no shortage of good news on the judicial front yesterday as a federal appeals court also sided with donors to the marriage protection campaign in Montana. The Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church fought to make its members exempt from the state’s reporting laws in an effort to protect them from liberal harassment and boycotts. The judges overturned a lower court ruling and agreed that donors to the effort should not have to disclose their names.
In other news, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a similar case on religious freedom when it announced that it would decide the fate of the Mojave Desert Cross, which has stood on the national preserve for 70 years.
Gender Madness in Maryland
Maryland’s state legislature is now considering bills that would extend “non-discrimination” protections in employment, housing, and publicaccommodations to transsexuals, transvestites, and other cross-dressers. The expansive definition of “gender identity” in the bill would allow peopleto change their sex every day, if they wanted to. FRC’s Vice President for Policy Peter Sprigg testified against the bill at a committee hearingyesterday in Annapolis. He pointed out that “gender identity disorder” is classified as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association,and that “transgendered” people need mental health treatment to overcome their disturbance, not legislation to affirm it. Peter added that “residentswho believe it is better for men to remain men and women to remain women ought to have freedom to act on those beliefs, without facing stigma orpunishment.”
Dr. Paul McHugh ended the practice of performing “sex reassignment surgery” when he was psychiatrist-in-chief at Maryland’sprestigious Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He wrote, “We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibilityby collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it.” Let’s hope the Maryland legislature rejects the idea of”collaborating with madness,” and defeats this bill.
FRC: Testimony ofPeter Sprigg before the Maryland General Assembly