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The Clarion Project for Monday October 31, 2016


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Toronto PD’s Muslim Chaplain: Wives Must Be Available for Sex

Toronto PD’s Muslim Chaplain: Wives Must Be Available for Sex

The city police department’s new chaplain to its Muslim officers holds rather archaic and sexist views when it comes to the role of women. learn more

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US Tells Families of Consulate Staff in Istanbul to Leave

Not for the first time, the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Turkey in light of growing fears of terrorism in the country.

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US Tells Families of Consulate Staff in Istanbul to Leave

Counting the Cost – Churches, Dollars & Lives

More than 800 dead, 100 churches destroyed in Nigeria in 2.5 years – with the damage to the economy estimated at some $9 billion.

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Counting the Cost – Churches, Dollars & Lives

Iran Arrests Woman for Unpublished Manuscript

The systematic abuse of human rights in every possible way in Iran should be at the top of the agenda of every civilized nation in the world.

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Iran Arrests Woman for Unpublished Manuscript

Christian Man Gunned Down for Selling Alcohol

Following the passage of a bill by the Iraqi parliament banning alcohol, two unidentified gunmen opened fire on a Christian proprietor.

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Christian Man Gunned Down for Selling Alcohol

Is ISIS Acid-Rain Cloud Headed for Turkish Tourism Hotspots?

Acid rain could pour down in Turkey after ISIS set fire to the Middle East’s largest sulphur plant. Meteorologists say risk is low.

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Is ISIS Acid-Rain Cloud Headed for Turkish Tourism Hotspots?

Two Former Yazidi Sex Slaves Awarded EU Human Right Prize

The award is a good first step in keeping in the public eye the plight of the estimated 3,000 Yazidi women and girls still in captivity.

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Two Former Yazidi Sex Slaves Awarded EU Human Right Prize

The Changing Face of Germany: Infiltration by ISIS Operatives

Recent incidents point to a country struggling to come to grips with a new Islamist reality on the ground.

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The Changing Face of Germany: Infiltration by ISIS Operatives
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Clinton Cheerleader & Democratic Pollster Just DUMPED Hillary On Live TV


waving flagPublished on October 31, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/10/clinton-cheerleader-democratic-pollster-just-dumped-hillary-live-tv-watch/

This is what someone who puts his love of country ahead of personal politics looks like. He’s been a friend of the Clintons since 1994. But his integrity will not permit him to vote for her now.

This partial transcript is courtesy of Real Clear Politics:

DOUG SCHOEN: As you know, I have been a supporter of Secretary Clinton… But given that this investigation is going to go on for many months after the election… But if the Secretary of State wins, we will have a president under criminal investigation, with Huma Abedin under criminal investigation, with the Secretary of State, the president-elect, should she win under investigation.

Harris, under these circumstances, I am actively reassessing my support. I’m not a Trump — 

HARRIS FAULKNER, FOX NEWS: Whoa, whoa, wait a minute. You are not going to vote for Hillary Clinton?

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SCHOEN: Harris, I’m deeply concerned that we’ll have a constitutional crisis if she’s elected.

FAULKNER: Wow!

SCHOEN: I want to learn more this week. See what we see. But as of today, I am not a supporter of the Secretary of State for the nation’s highest office.

FAULKNER: How long have you known the clintons.

SCHOEN: I’ve known the clintons since ’94.

FAULKNER: Wow! But their friend here has said he’s reconsidering.

SCHOEN: I have to, because of the impact on the governance of the country and our international situation.

FAULKNER: So the news in that is are there other people, I would imagine, like Doug Schoen.

A Democrat with integrity is making the call that he cannot pull the lever for Hillary. Good for him!

Why is this PARTICULAR guy jumping ship a big deal?

Here’s a little background on the man.

Schoen was on a panel with fellow Democrat pollster Pat Caddell and former Republican Congressman John LeBoutillier.

Schoen’s bio reads in part:

Douglas E. Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over thirty years. A founding partner and principle strategist for Penn, Schoen & Berland, he is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling.

Schoen was named Pollster of the Year in 1996 by the American Association of Political Consultants for his contributions to the President Bill Clinton reelection campaign.

His political clients include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Indiana Governor Evan Bayh, and his corporate clients include AOL Time Warner, Procter & Gamble and AT&T. Internationally, he has worked for the heads of states of over 15 countries, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and three Israeli Prime Ministers…” — Gateway Pundit

There are LOTS of Democrats out there … DECENT people, who pick their candidate actually thinking they will do good for the country … who should take a look at Shoen’s example. Many of them will want to follow it.or a liar

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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Monday October 31, 2016

FBI reopens the Hillary email scandal Case based on what they found investigating Anthony Weiner.

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More Politically INCORRECT Cartoons From This Week


waving flagDrawn by Chip BokFriday, October 28, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/chipbok

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Drawn by Mike LesterFriday, September 30, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/mikelester/2016/10/28/145923

Political Cartoons by Mike Lester

Drawn by Mike LesterFriday, October 28, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/mikelester

Political Cartoons by Mike Lester

Drawn by Steve BreenWednesday, October 26, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/stevebreen/2016/10/26/145847

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen

Drawn by Gary VarvelFriday, October 28, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/garyvarvel

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Drawn by Bob GorrellThursday, October 27, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/bobgorrell

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Drawn by Glenn McCoyFriday, September 30, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/glennmccoy/2016/10/28/145942

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Drawn by Steve KelleyFriday, October 28, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/stevekelley

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

Drawn by Lisa BensonThursday, October 27, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/lisabenson

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


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Leaked Email: Hillary Clinton Will be More Pro-Abortion Than Obama, Will Force Christians to Fund Abortions
More emails released by WikiLeaks concerning the email account of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta reveal that Hillary Clinton would be even more of an abortion advocate than President Barack Obama.

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Donald Trump Reveals What Changed His Mind on Abortion and Led Him to Become Pro-Life
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sat down with the Catholic station EWTN this week to discuss why he rejected the “pro-choice” position on abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Hiring Activists to “Stop Donald Trump” “Make $2,400 Before Election Day”
Planned Parenthood desperately wants pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton to win the White House in November.

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Donald Trump Was Right, Abortion Is Legal Through All 9 Months of Pregnancy
It is always legal, by federal law, to have an abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.

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Father Frank Pavone: Hillary Clinton is a “Proponent of a Tyrant State Authorizing the Killing of Babies”
In the current election, the two major parties differ on abortion, as was clear from the discussion of the topic in the third presidential debate.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

Facebook Rejects Pregnancy Center’s Pro-Life Ad Saying “Every Life is a Miracle”
Birthright of Bel Air submitted a simple online advertisement to Facebook, hoping to reach more pregnant women in need of assistance.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Hospital Left Him So Dehydrated His Parents Found Him Sucking Wet Wipes
British health officials recently found a children’s hospital guilty of negligence in the case of a 4-year-old boy who died after his parents found him so severely dehydrated that he was sucking on wet wipes.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

McDonalds Worker With Down Syndrome Celebrates 30 Years on the Job
A McDonalds worker in Australia is celebrating 30 years on the job — proof that someone with the disability can experience and enjoy life like anyone else.

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Obama Threatens to Veto Military Bill Because It Protects Religious Groups


waving flagAuthored by Roger Severino / Melanie Israel / / October 27, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2016/10/27/obama-threatens-to-veto-military-bill-because-it-protects-religious-groups/

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President Barack Obama would interpret existing religious protections narrowly in order to make religious groups bend to the LGBT agenda. (Photo: Pool /ABACA/Newscom)

Given our military’s tradition of defending religious liberty from attack, it is disappointing to see President Barack Obama threaten to veto the military’s main authorization bill if it contains protections for religious freedom.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual bill that sets policies and budgets for our nation’s fighting forces and is currently being negotiated by both houses of Congress in conference before a final vote.

Included in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act is an amendment offered by Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., that applies decades-old religious exemptions from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) to federal grants and contracts.

The Russell Amendment is sound policy that will prevent the administration from stripping contracts and grants from faith-based social service providers whose internal staffing policies reflect their faith.

Jewish day schools and Catholic adoption centers, for example, are not liable under Title VII for being authentically Jewish or Catholic, and their staffing policies shouldn’t disqualify them from federal grants and contracts either.

But Obama’s veto threat is actually the strongest proof of why the Russell Amendment is needed. It shows that the president wants absolute freedom to discriminate against religious social service providers that interact with the government—all because many religious organizations won’t endorse the LGBT cause. Congress should say no to the president’s blatant attack on religious diversity.

Undermining Religious Liberty

For decades, the left has attempted to raise sexual orientation and gender identity to special protected status through Congress. Seeing little success using the democratic process, the Obama administration has instead turned to issuing various edicts that misinterpret existing civil rights protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

On July 21, 2014, Obama issued an executive order that unilaterally elevated sexual orientation and gender identity to special status for purposes of federal contracts.

As our colleague Ryan T. Anderson pointed out at the time, the order “disregards the consciences and liberties of people of goodwill who happen not to share the government’s opinions about issues of sexuality. All Americans should be free to contract with the government without penalty because of their reasonable beliefs about morally contentious issues.”

Obama wants absolute freedom to discriminate against religious social service providers that interact with the government—all because many religious organizations won’t endorse the LGBT cause.

The executive order left in place the Title VII religious staffing exemption, and the Russell Amendment merely reaffirms this protection while clarifying that religious organizations have a right to employ people committed to authentically living in accordance with their faith tenets. In short, religious organizations are free to be religious organizations.

But Obama would interpret existing religious protections narrowly in order to make religious groups bend to the LGBT agenda. As seen in the administration’s education and health care mandates on gender identity, in practice, this means requiring employee bathrooms and showers meant for women be opened to biological men who self-identify as female regardless of people’s religious beliefs on the matter. The administration’s proven lack of respect for religious freedom when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity policies is more than enough reason to keep the Russell Amendment.

Reaffirming Long-Standing Policy Is Apparently Unacceptable

Despite the Russell Amendment’s straightforwardness and precedent, 42 Senate Democrats have written to the Senate Armed Services Committee asking that the Russell Amendment be stripped from final National Defense Authorization Act language during conference negotiations.

The letter states that prospective employees should not be “disqualified from a taxpayer-funded job based on an individual’s religions.” Except that’s not how federal contracts typically work. Existing organizations bid for contracts to produce services or products based on their ability to deliver them, not to provide somebody “a taxpayer-funded job.”

The programs at issue are designed to help the needy in the most effective and efficient way possible, and faith-based organizations have proven that they are often the very best at providing these social services precisely because of their faith-based character.

But moreover, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act already specifically protects religious organizations’ ability to hire based on religion, so the burden is on the objectors to the Russell Amendment to prove why a system that has been affirmed by the Supreme Court and has served religious pluralism well for decades should now be stripped away when it comes to federal contracts.

Will Congress Hold the Line?

The Russell Amendment was included in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act and passed by a comfortable margin (277 to 147) because it reflects the best of our traditions without taking away anything from anyone. Congress should not let the president’s veto threat get in the way of passing sound policy, and the Russell Amendment is just that—a commonsense continuation of policy that has served our diverse society well since 1964.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Roger Severino is the director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.

Federal Judge Asks Why Obama Administration Isn’t Admitting Christian Syrian Refugees


waving flagAuthored by Hans von Spakovsky / / October 27, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2016/10/27/federal-judge-asks-why-obama-administration-isnt-admitting-christian-syrian-refugees/

Of “nearly 11,000 [Syrian] refugees” admitted to the United States by September, “only 56 were Christian.” (Photo: Stephane Mahe/Reuters /Newscom)

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In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news—the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to the U.S.

The Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, a progressive liberal advocacy organization “dedicated to ensuring human rights protections” for immigrants and asylum seekers—including apparently terrorists—filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security.

The lawsuit claimed that DHS was refusing to release the identity of Tier III terrorist organizations, unlike the identities of what are defined as Tier I and Tier II terrorist groups that are publicly identified.

Tier III terrorist organizations “tend to be groups about which the U.S. government does not have good intelligence, making it essential that [DHS] be able to obtain information about them during screening interviews that are as focused and complete as possible.”

The government argued that Tier III terrorist organizations are exempt from disclosure under FOIA because it would disclose “techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations.”

Individuals in Tier III groups are more likely than other asylum seekers “to commit violent or otherwise unlawful acts.” The court accepted the government’s assertion that if immigrants become aware of the identity of these Tier III organizations, which the Heartland Alliance made clear it intended to publicize, then members of the groups would “have a very strong incentive to falsify or misrepresent ” their “encounters, activities, or associations” with the terrorist groups.

If the immigrants don’t know a terrorist organization they have been associated with has been identified by the government, they are “likely to be less guarded in answering questions about [their] activities or associations with the organization.”Do you want

All three members of the panel agreed that the FOIA exemption applied, particularly because the Heartland Alliance could not “explain what the government would gain by pretending that harmless organizations are actually terrorist groups.”

The Heartland Alliance also made it clear that “its goal in the litigation” was to “discredit” the government’s classification of terrorist organizations, according to the court. Both “the tone and content” of its briefs “signals its disbelief that the government has secrets worth keeping from asylum seekers and their helpers.”

However, in a spirited concurrence written by Judge Daniel Manion, the judge expressed his “concern about the apparent lack of Syrian Christians as a part of immigrants from that country.”

According to Manion, it is “well-documented” that the refugees are not representative of that “war-torn area of the world.” Ten percent of the Syrian population is Christian and “yet less than one-half of 1 percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christian.”

President Barack Obama set a goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S., and by August that goal had already been exceeded. But of the “nearly 11,000 refugees admitted by mid-September, only 56 were Christian.”

Yet Christian Syrians have been one of the primary targets of the Islamic jihadists infesting Syria and butchering, murdering, and killing civilians. The Islamic State has made it clear that it is going after Christians because it intends to “conquer Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women.”

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RAPE American women respondThus, one would expect that Christian Syrians would represent a significant portion of the Syrians being accepted into the U.S. as refugees. But that hasn’t been the case, and, according to Manion, the Obama administration has no “good explanation for this perplexing discrepancy.” Thus, we “remain in the dark as a humanitarian catastrophe continues.”

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This is also relevant to the complaints of various states about the Obama administration settling Syrian refugees in them without providing any information about the people arriving. As Manion points out, “the good people of this country routinely welcome immigrants from all over the world. But in a democracy, good data is critical to public debate about national immigration policy.”

The courts and the Obama administration “demand high evidentiary burdens for states seeking to keep their citizens safe, and then prevent the states from obtaining that evidence” on these refugees. That creates a catch-22 for state governments.

So while the administration brings Syrian refugees into the country by the thousands, it is concealing basic information about those refugees behind a wall of government secrecy. This, despite the fact that the Syrian refugee crisis has been the catalyst for the infiltration of terrorists into Western Europe.

Yet the administration refuses to tell the American public or the states how it is making its decisions on who it is accepting for resettlement in the U.S., or even what steps it is taking to ensure we don’t have the same infiltration here.

Or why, in a religious civil war where Christians are one of the main targets of the Islamic terrorists engaging in indiscriminate slaughter, it is bringing in almost none of those victims of one of the worst human rights atrocities of the new century.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hans von Spakovsky/

Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative. Read his research.

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