Brandeis Bows to Islamic Censorship

Brandeis Bows to Islamic Censorship

brent_bozellIt’s graduation time. Many college students are preparing for their commencement ceremonies. On some campuses, some students are playing a game of what we might call “Dump the Speaker.” Conservative speakers chosen to deliver commencement addresses are being howled off campus by leftist student organizations and faculty as well. It’s either a left-wing speaker — or none.

Rutgers University recently faced this by inviting Condoleezza Rice and refused to budge. But Brandeis University has just knuckled under to student and faculty protests over its announced speaker, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She was disinvited.

You’d think a human rights advocate would be cheered by these liberals. You’d think they’d positively swoon at a human rights advocate for (SET ITAL) women (END ITAL)! But, no. She is a conservative.

The Muslim students and their “allies” didn’t want to hear anything Ali had to say about honor killings or female gender mutilation. Explaining why 86 faculty members signed a demand the invitation be revoked, professor Bernadette Brooten offered an empty justification: Non-Muslims commit violence, too.

“We stressed that we recognize the harm of female genital cutting, forced marriages, and honor killings, but that this selection obscures the violence against women than happens among non-Muslims.” Brandeis then announced Ali was a “compelling” women’s advocate, “but we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values. For all concerned, we regret that we were not aware of these statements earlier.”

Aha. Past statements. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education rightfully declared that a Brandeis “core value” is hypocrisy: “Archbishop Desmond Tutu received an honorary degree from the university in spite of earlier comments comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and stating that Zionism has many parallels with racism. Dr. Alan Guttmacher received an honorary degree in 1970 despite having served as vice-president of the American Eugenics Society.”

Then there is the radical gay playwright Tony Kushner, honored by Brandeis at the 2006 commencement. Here is Kushner’s opinion of God, as spoken by a Mormon statue in his play “Angels in America”: “God splits the skin with a jagged thumbnail from throat to belly, then plunges a huge filthy hand in. He grabs hold of your bloody tubes. You might slip to evade His grasp, but He squeezes hard, He insists. He pulls and pulls, till all your innards are yanked out. And the pain … can’t even talk about it. And then He stuffs it back. Dirty, tangled, torn. It’s up to you to do the stitching.”

God is a monster. But that was just dandy for Brandeis.

It gets even worse for Catholics. Kushner infamously trashed Pope John Paul II in The Nation magazine after the Matthew Shepard murder as a “homicidal liar.” He denounced Catholic bishops as “mitred, chasubled and coped Pilates,” and other church leaders as “flagellants” and “fanatics.” In response to the pope’s call for civil dialogue, Kushner wrote that he would first ask the pontiff not to “beat my brains out with a pistol butt and leave me to die by the side of the road.”

Where were Brooten and her 85 colleagues then? Had Kushner said any of this about an ayatollah, he’d be finished. But it was said about Catholics, so it earned him an honorary degree.

In a statement of rebuttal, Ali said she accepted the commencement invitation months ago due to its history: “It was founded in 1948, in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, as a co-educational, nonsectarian university at a time when many American universities still imposed rigid admission quotas on Jewish students.”

But what “was initially intended as an honor has now devolved into a moment of shaming. Yet the slur on my reputation is not the worst aspect of this episode. More deplorable is that an institution set up on the basis of religious freedom should today so deeply betray its own founding principles.”

Bingo. Now let’s wait for the famous Brandeis faculty, past and present, to speak out. What say you, Robert Reich? And how about you, Anita Hill? A black woman has been silenced.

L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog  To find out more about Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at


Saeed Abedini, American pastor held in Iran, in hospital but denied surgery


Saeed Abedini, American pastor held in Iran, in hospital but denied surgery

American citizen Saeed Abedini has been moved to an Iranian hospital after suffering severe beatings in prison. (ACLJ)

The American pastor serving an eight-year prison term in Iran for alleged crimes related to his Christian faith has been in a Tehran hospital for more than a month, according to family members and his attorneys.

Since mid-March, Pastor Saeed Abedini has been in an Iranian hospital getting treatment for internal injuries suffered at Rajai Shahr Prison, according to his American legal team. While they are pleased he is in a hospital, they said he is not getting needed surgery for his injuries, which they claim came at the hands of his guards and fellow inmates. Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, said there appears to be a struggle within the Iranian government over what to do with Abedini, who is 33 and the married father of two children back home in Boise, Idaho.

 “Inside Iran there is a discussion because they know the severity of having an American,” Sekulow said. “But they face a hard-line opposition within their ranks to keep him in prison.”

Sekulow adds that Abedini is currently receiving better care and treatment while in the hospital, including decent food, medicine and monitoring. But family members who have visited him say he is still in severe pain and could be returned to the brutal conditions of prison without notice.

“As good as this is, he could be taken back at a moment’s notice,” he said. “He went into prison as a healthy guy. The abuse from the guards and other inmates, all of it has taken its physical toll.”

The hospital where Abedini is staying is private, and his family must foot the bill for his treatment. He originally was chained to his bed and treated roughly, which aggravated his injuries, Sekulow said.

Abedini has served just one year of an eight-year sentence meted out to him for allegedly evangelizing in his homeland. His supporters say he has been beaten and tortured in the prison, and that he was only in Iran to try to start a secular orphanage.

Abedini had been making one of his frequent visits to see his home country to see his parents and other family. He spent many years as a Christian leader and community organizer developing Iran’s underground home churches for worshippers who converted to Christianity.

During a trip in September 2012, he was pulled off a bus by authorities and arrested for allegedly evangelizing.

Scores of international humanitarian groups and government officials — including President Obama — have called on Iran to release Abedini, but the Iranian government has so far rebuffed them. Abedini’s supporters are pressing the U.S. government to make his plight, as well as two other Americans being held in Iran, part of the ongoing nuclear disarmament negotiations.’s Perry Chiaramonte contributed reporting to this story.


U.S. Muslims angry over school’s Easter flyer


U.S. Muslims angry over school’s Easter flyer

Exclusive: Pamela Geller exposes spreading myth of Islamist victimhood

There was further proof last week that “interfaith dialogue” only goes one way: to Islam. We suffer daily demands to impose Islam on the secular marketplace and in the educational system.

The Detroit Free Press reported Friday that “some Muslim parents are concerned about public schools in Dearborn handing out flyers to all students advertising an Easter egg hunt, saying it violates the principle of church and state separation.”

The Free Press quoted a Muslim parent, Majed Moughni, who said that the flyer “really bothered my two kids.” Moughni’s two children are aged seven and nine. He added: “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.’”

What 7-year-old or 9-year-old talks like that? They don’t. But this is the device that supremacists use – using children (sort of a riff on Hamas using children as human shields). They pulled this same PR stunt a couple of weeks back in their latest demand to get halal food in New York City cafeterias. (Get the details here.) This is the same ideology that encourages these same parents to hand their children over to jihad suicide bombings  to slaughter the non-believers “wherever you find them.”

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The Easter egg hunt was just supposed to be a secular afternoon of fun and frolic for young children like Moughni’s seven- and nine-year-old. But it was taken as an insult to Muslims at this Michigan school. The notorious Islamic apologist, Niraj Wirakoo, scribbled the Detroit Free Press piece. His headline read: “Muslim parents upset over school flyer promoting church’s Easter egg hunt” – with its highlighting of the church involvement and suggestion that the event is really about the promotion of Easter. Once a tool, always a tool. How much do they pay you, Niraj? Plenty, I hope. All their other organ grinders’ monkeys are very well paid.

Warikoo contradicted the implications of his own headline when he wrote that “the pastor of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church defended the flyer, saying it was approved for distribution by Dearborn Public Schools and is not promoting a religious event.” Pastor Neeta Nichols explained: “It’s designed to be an opportunity to invite the community to come for a day of activity.”

A day of activity for the whole community? Not acceptable. But forcing non-Muslim public school children to go on trips to mosques, bowing and praying to Allah – that’s OK.

The public schools have been a battleground for Islamic supremacists for some time. Islamic prayer rooms, prayer times, special Friday prayer accommodation, halal food in school cafeterias, Islamic proselytizing curriculums, and Muslim hajj accommodation, have been imposed on public schools across the country. Muslim parents demand that students be excused from music and co-ed phys-ed classes.

The Dearborn Public Schools have implemented a policy that fully accommodates student-led prayer in all the schools, as well as unexcused absences for students who leave early on Fridays for Jumu’ah prayers. All of Dearborn schools provide special accommodation for Muslims – footbaths, prayer rooms, even football practice at night – and it all just gives way to more outrageous Shariah demands.

This is especially the case in Michigan, where dhimmi non-Muslims are anxious to accommodate and even spread the myth of Muslim victimhood that fuels the accommodation. Michigan Radio News reported last December that a group of AP language students at Brighton High School spent “a full school day wearing hijabs, the head-scarves worn by Muslim women in many parts of the world.”

It was all about victimhood: “The exercise gave students a chance to learn about an unfamiliar culture and religion. But in a school community where no students and only one teacher outwardly practice Islam, wearing the scarves was a good way to draw curious looks, questions and a few unfriendly comments.”

“A few unfriendly comments.” What comments, exactly? That they looked silly? Well, they did. There is ever more Muslim victimhood posturing and more dawah (Islamic proselytizing) in our public schools. We never see this done with Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, etc., but we see it with this ideology. This propaganda is shoved down our throats and our children’s throats, painting a rosy picture of an ideology that has done more harm and destruction to this country in the 21st century than any other on the face of the earth.

Where are the school lessons on the 1,400 years of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements? Where are the women’s studies programs on the misogyny inherent in Islam – honor killings, child marriage, forced marriage, women as property? Parents must stop this indoctrination in our public schools by idiot teachers.

Related to all this is the unending litigation jihad against Heinz, Hertz, Disney, Walmart, Target, Planet Fitness, Boston Children’s Hospital, DHL, Star Transport, Wegman, Tyson Meat Plant, Cargill, and scores of other American companies to impose Islam on the workplace.

If Muslims such as these parents who are enraged at an Easter egg hunt cannot tolerate other religions, why not stay in a supremacist Shariah country where creed apartheid is the law of the land? They come to America to impose this oppressive and subjugating system of supremacism on unsuspecting non-Muslims – with willing help from mainstream media tools like Niraj Warikoo of the Detroit Free Press.

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Islamists gather to fight Muhammad’s promised Armageddon


Islamists gather to fight Muhammad’s promised Armageddon

‘There are many, many Muslims that believe the end times are here’

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Opposing Muslim interests are sending hundreds, maybe thousands of Islamic jihadists to Syria to fight for, or against, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. There are estimates that 140,000 people already have been killed, some under incredibly gruesome circumstances in what was described as a slaughterhouse for Christians, in the three-year-old war.

Observers say there seems to be something beyond a political fight in the nation that dates backs thousands of years into history.

And maybe there is.

“The story is simply this,” said Middle East expert and theologian Joel Richardson. “While many Christians today are wondering if we’re in the end times, or approaching the end times, there are many, many Muslims throughout the earth today that believe the end times are here.”

The result, he said, is that the Syrian conflict is not a civil war, but is it being “perceived by both sides as being a sign of the soon coming of the final apocalyptic wars.”

Richardson is not unfamiliar with the ideas, having produced “Islam and the End Times” DVDs and having written “The Islamic Antichrist,” which argues simply that the biblical prophecy about the end of the world will be triggered by an Antichrist from the Islamic world.

He explains that some Muslims believe just before Mahdi, Islam’s end times imam, arrives on earth, there will be the Sufyani, a predicted Muslim tyrant who will spread corruption, mischief and terror, killing children and women.

The belief is that the Sufyani is one of characters the Madhi will have to defeat.

Richardson said members of both sides fighting in Syria now apparently believe the other side includes the Sufyani, and they are intent on killing him to usher in the Madhi.

“They believe they are part of that final Muslim army,” Richardson said. That means, within Islam, “There’s a heightened motivation to die in the battle.”

Richardson, an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of biblical prophecy and the Middle East, and a featured guest on “The Glenn Beck Show,” “The Mike Huckabee Show” and others, is not alone in his observation that there’s something about the Middle East.

A Reuters report recently said the fight in Syria resonates with both Sunni and Shiite fighters.

See the library of works by Joel Richardson, including the “Islam and the End Times” DVDs, his “Islamic Antichrist” documentation and his “The Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist.”

“From the first outbreak of the crisis in the southern city of Deraa to apocalyptic forecasts of a Middle East soaked in blood, many combatants on both sides of the conflict say its path was set 1,400 years ago in the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers,” the report said.

It cited the sayings, or hadiths, that are included in Islam, that refer to a fight between two huge Islamic armies in Syria.

“If you think all these mujahideen came from across the world to fight Assad, you’re mistaken,” a Sunni Muslim jihadi who calls himself Abu Omar told Reuters. “They are all here as promised by the prophet. This is the war he promised – it is the grand battle.”

The report said ardent Islamists trace the signs back to the 1979 Iranian revolution, which created an Islamic nation that could provide jihadists for the Madhi’s army.

“This Islamic Revolution, based on the narratives that we have received from the prophet and imams, is the prelude to the appearance of the Mahdi,” Reuters reported Iranian cleric and parliamentarian Ruhollah Hosseinian said last year.

The report said “mujahideen” are in Syria from America, Russia, the Philippines, China, Belgium Germany, Sudan, India and Yemen, at least.

Both sides are bent on setting up an Islamic power that would rule the world, driven by their “apocalyptic” vision, Richardson said.

“The governments and analysts need to understand how this is being perceived,” he said.

He said “normal parameters for living” simply don’t apply under such circumstances.

WND has reported that the uncertainty about end times events has been attracting headlines now for some time.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s “The Harbinger” for two years has warned of God’s impending judgment.

And pastor Mark Biltz, the author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” has a message that the signs in the heavens are aligning again as they have in the past when there have been significant events for Israel.

Also, a writer for Haaretz, the Israeli news report, recently explained observers are watching closely developments in the Ukraine based on the idea that it could generate the conflict with Gog and Magog, one of the Bible’s heralds of the end times and the return of the Messiah.

Chemi Shaley writes that Josephus Flavius, “the turncoat Jewish historian who chronicled the Masada saga,” theorized the Scythians, who lived in the central Eurasian region until the 4th century, lived in the land of Magog, “as in Gog and Magog, as in the war of Gog and Magog, as in the biblical prelude to the End of Days.”

Reported Shaley, “Which is one of the many reasons why recent events in the Ukraine have created a buzz among legions of apocalypse-anticipating true believers. This could be the real thing, they tell themselves, the big time, the major leagues, not the end of the beginning, to quote Winston Churchill in reverse, but the beginning of the end. And it is Vladimir Putin, aka Gog, aka King of the North, who has set things in motion.

“You only have to read Ezekiel chapters 38-39, the widely accepted handbook and screenplay for the upcoming decimation. According to traditional translations of verse 2 of Chapter 38, Gog is the ‘chief prince of Meshech and Tuval,’ ancient kingdoms also near the Black Sea. But the term used for ‘chief prince’ in Hebrew is ‘nesi rosh’ (as in נשיא ראש משך ותבל): Nesi could also mean ‘ruler’ or ‘president,’ and some scholars believe that ‘rosh’ is not an adjective, at all, but a noun denoting the name of yet another nation that will enter the fray. So Gog is the prince of Rosh, or the president of Rosh, or, with a little bit of help, the president of Russia.”

WND Founder and CEO Joseph Farah wrote a year ago that something clearly is going on.

“Our country is facing serious crises everywhere you look – economic, cultural, educational, in health care and in a rapid moral breakdown the likes of which America has never seen before, and I say that having lived through the 1960s. Let’s face it. These problems are not going to be fixed by government. Government is broken. And, as Ronald Reagan said, ‘Government is not the solution. Government is the problem,’” he wrote.

“These problems are not going to be fixed through politics. Politics in America is broken, too. They are not going to be fixed by the cultural institutions – like the media, Hollywood, academia, science, foundations. They, too, are broken. In fact, all of these institutions have become judgments on a country that has lost its moral bearings, its sense of right and wrong, its concern for truth and real justice. I’ve come to the conclusion there is only one thing that can save America from disaster – and that is a return by believers to the Creator God of the universe.”

See the library of works by Joel Richardson, including the “Islam and the End Times” DVDs, his “Islamic Antichrist” documentation and his “The Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist.”

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British Law Society Directs Lawyers to Adopt Sharia Law When Writing Wills for Muslims

British Law Society Directs Lawyers to Adopt Sharia Law When Writing Wills for Muslims

Posted By Rick Moran

This is a first even for Islamist-friendly Great Britain. The Law Society has given “guidance” to all lawyers in Great Britain that would allow solicitors to write Sharia-compliant wills. In effect, this guidance creates a two-tier system of law for the nation; one based on secular principles and one on religious principles found in the Koran.

One lawyer called it “astonishing.” Another referred to the “undermining of democratically determined human rights-compliant law in favour of religious law from another era and another culture.” However you want to look at it, it marks the ascension and codification of a body of law inimical to western values and traditions.

The Telegraph explains how:

It opens the way for non-Muslim lawyers in High Street firms to offer Sharia will drafting services. The document sets out crucial differences between Sharia inheritance laws and Western traditions.

It explains how, in Islamic custom, inheritances are divided among a set list of heirs determined by ties of kinship rather than named individuals. It acknowledges the possibility of people having multiple marriages.

“The male heirs in most cases receive double the amount inherited by a female heir of the same class,” the guidance says. “Non-Muslims may not inherit at all, and only Muslim marriages are recognised.

Similarly, a divorced spouse is no longer a Sharia heir, as the entitlement depends on a valid Muslim marriage existing at the date of death. This means you should amend or delete some standard will clauses.”

It advises lawyers to draft special exclusions from the Wills Act 1837, which allows gifts to pass to the children of an heir who has died, because this is not recognised in Islamic law.

A couple of things should be pointed out. The guidance only gives lawyers the ability to write Sharia-compliant wills at the request of Muslims who want it. There is nothing in the guidance that forces lawyers to write Sharia wills for non-Muslims.

But there is little doubt that by establishing another legal philosophy at odds with traditional British law, the latter is undermined.

The guidance, quietly published this month and distributed to solicitors in England and Wales, details how wills should be drafted to fit Islamic traditions while being valid under British law.

It suggests deleting or amending standard legal terms and even words such as “children” to ensure that those deemed “illegitimate” are denied any claim over the inheritance.

It recommends that some wills include a declaration of faith in Allah which would be drafted at a local mosque, and hands responsibility for drawing up some papers to Sharia courts.

The guidance goes on to suggest that Sharia principles could potentially overrule British practices in some disputes, giving examples of areas that would need to be tested in English courts.

Currently, Sharia principles are not formally addressed by or included in Britain’s laws.

However, a network of Sharia courts has grown up in Islamic communities to deal with disputes between Muslim families.

A few are officially recognised tribunals, operating under the Arbitration Act.

They have powers to set contracts between parties, mainly in commercial disputes, but also to deal with issues such as domestic violence, family disputes and inheritance battles.

But many more unofficial Sharia courts are also in operation.

Parliament has been told of a significant network of more informal Sharia tribunals and “councils”, often based in mosques, dealing with religious divorces and even child custody matters in line with religious teaching.

They offer “mediation” rather than adjudication, although some hearings are laid out like courts with religious scholars or legal experts sitting in a manner more akin to judges than counsellors.

One study estimated that there were now around 85 Sharia bodies operating in Britain. But the new Law Society guidance represents the first time that an official legal body has recognised the legitimacy of some Sharia principles.

The road to ruin? Perhaps not, but it’s a road that leads to a dead end. Eventually, Brits are going to have to decide just how far they take this bow to diversity and multi-culturalism by allowing one part of their population to develop separate legal and cultural values and institutions. Will Muslims demand being tried for murder in a Sharia court? Or theft, where the punishment is lopping off a hand? The more authorities give, the more the Muslim minority will take.

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Disney kowtows to pro-Muslim pressure about ‘Alice in Arabia’

Disney kowtows to pro-Muslim pressure about ‘Alice in Arabia’

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The head of a Florida-based pro-family organization claims a pro-Muslim group has used intimidation to force the cancellation of a television program that simply sought to convey the struggles of women living in Islamic society.

The program, Alice in Arabia, was supposed to air on the Disney-owned ABC Family channel. The network-generated synopsis described the pilot episode as the story of an American teen who is kidnapped by her extended Saudi Arabian family and must count on her independent spirit and wit to “find a way to return home while surviving life behind the veil.” But that synopsis, says the screenwriter, was the “exact opposite of the cultural tone” she was trying to achieve.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations expressed its concerns to ABC Family about “the negative impact the program could have on the lives of ordinary Arab-American girls and American Muslims,” citing a script “dotted with cultural inaccuracies” and “simplistic stereotypes of Muslims.”

David Caton, president of the Florida Family Association, spoke with OneNewsNow about CAIR’s intervention.

Caton, David (FFA)“‘Surviving life behind the veil’ did not sit well with the Council on American-Islamic Relations,” he says, “so they put pressure on Disney to cancel this show – or at least to censor it to the point that it’s not going to show women in a negative light [or] the conditions [in which] they have to live under sharia law.”

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee also registered complaints with ABC Family about the teen drama.

According to news reports, the program was scrapped four days after it was ordered to pilot at ABC Family. Caton contends that network would never make those kinds of accommodations for Christian concerns.

“It’s tragic that Disney responded in the way they did by completely scrapping this program,” he states. “It’s just outrageously deplorable conduct on the part of Disney.”

The program was based on a pilot and scripts penned by television writer-producer Brooke Eikmeier, a U.S. Army veteran who studied the Arabic language while in the military. She laments that the media “mob” was successful in bringing an end to her series, “destroy[ing] a valuable opportunity for furthering the cause of women worldwide.”

U.S. blocks Christian governor from Nigeria peace talks

U.S. blocks Christian governor from Nigeria peace talks
State Department demanding ‘security background checks’

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The United States Institute for Peace recently brought together the governors of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., but the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, an ordained minister, citing “administrative” problems.

The visa of Plateau State Gov. Jonah David Jang, has been held up by the Obama administration for than a year, according to Ann Buwalda of the Jubilee Project, which focuses on Nigerian human rights.

Of the 19 states northern states, 12 have implemented Islamic law, or Shariah, noted Buwalda.

Jang’s visa has been tied up in security background checks described as “administrative processing” since July 2012,” she said.

“This is despite the fact that he has never violated the terms of his visa,” Buwalda said.

The USIP confirmed that all 19 northern governors were invited, but the organization did not respond to requests for comments on holding the talks without the region’s only Christian governor.

Emmanuel Ogebe, a human rights lawyer and counsel for the U.S. Nigeria law group, said the Christian governor’s “visa problems” are because of bias in the U.S. government.

“The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram. It also claims that Christians discriminate against Muslims in Plateau, which is one of the few Christian majority states in the north. After the [governor] told them that they were ignoring the 12 Shariah states who institutionalized persecution … he suddenly developed visa problems,” he said.

While the State Department confirmed that the USIP conference took place, the federal bureaucracy there had no comment regarding Jang’s visa issues, citing confidentiality rules.

Buwalda said it’s not unusual for the U.S. government to exclude Christians in Nigeria discussions and meetings.

“My personal observation and view is that some staff within the [State Department] have an unbalanced perception that somehow raising the persecution of Christians minimizes the persecution of Muslims or even favors Christians over Muslims,” she said.

Buwalda said that in the State Department’s “current mandate to limit reporting to ‘trends,’ a distortion results in that the ongoing violence against Christians is underreported or not reported because it is not a new trend.”

“Another contributing factor is the reporting efforts by some groups, including Western human rights reporting groups, to report only on acts of violence against Muslim communities often based on anecdotal information while whitewashing or ignoring the acts of violence perpetrated on the Christian minority community,” she said.

She said she’s found “in meetings that there is often a shallow or a distorted understanding of the dynamics on the ground relying on sources of information which are dubious and unreliable.”

“It is our goal to provide accurate and factual reporting which truthfully describes acts of violence, the religious identity of the victims, and root causes which does not shy away from referencing the declarations of the persecutors as to why they are carrying out the acts of violence.”

Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Clare Lopez said that based on the administration’s actions regarding Islamic issues, exclusion of the Christian governor is not a surprise.

“Remember how long it took for the State Department to add Boko Haram to the Foreign Terrorism Organizations list? This is despite evidence of its relationships with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Shabaab,” Lopez said.

She said the State Department “is steadfastly refusing to admit, even now, that Boko Haram’s rampages against Christian communities in Nigeria have anything whatsoever to do with Islam.”

Lopez said the Obama administration effectively is complicit with Islamic law.

“This [administration] knowingly and deliberately has subordinated its decision-making to the Islamic jihad and Shariah narrative,” she said. “We know that all training that would educate DoS (DHS, DoD, DoJ, etc.) officials and employees on down to local law enforcement about the threat from Islamic jihad and Shariah systematically has been purged from the … curriculum. Trainers and instructors who formerly taught such subjects are blacklisted,” Lopez said.

Lopez emphasized that the administration’s actions are deliberate and an abrogation of members’ oaths of office, adding: “It may well be prosecutable – material support to terrorism as well as aiding and abetting the enemy in time of war.”

The White House has not responded to WND’s request for comment.

Buwalda said the U.S. government blames the Christians for the violence.

“In fact, unrelated to the governor’s visa issue, three of our Nigerian colleagues including a former congresswoman from Plateau State and I participated in a Department of State meeting with high level officials last year in May or June [who] very bluntly declared how the governor of Plateau State was to blame for unrest in his state,” Buwalda said.

“I was shocked at the hostility.”

Ogebe wrote in his blog, “Justice for Jos,” that Boko Haram has made clear that it will not attack mosques.

“Boko Haram has gone out of its way to emphasize that it does not attack Islamic places of worship. However it does assassinate Muslim critics after worship when they are vulnerable. Boko Haram’s first attack inside a mosque in the five-year insurgency occurred in 2013. Their targets were Muslims who had cooperated with the authorities against the terrorists. It was not a random attack on Christians as has been the case,” Ogebe wrote.

Ogebe said there are specific circumstances for Boko Haram to attack a Muslim.

“Recently, Boko Haram acknowledged killing a Muslim cleric who had been critical of them. It is likely the terrorists’ first claim of responsibility for the killing of a fellow Muslim,” Ogebe said. “The question remains – why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?”

To support the claim, Ogebe cites the executive summary of the State Department Human Rights report, which referenced Boko Haram violence but neglected to mention the victims’ religious identity, except for the reference to a mosque attack.

“Throughout much of the country, Boko Haram perpetrated numerous killings and attacks, often directly targeting civilians,” he wrote.

“During the year, the sect, which recruited child soldiers, claimed responsibility for coordinated assaults on social and transportation hubs in Kano; an attack on the town of Baga; multiple attacks on schools and mosques; an attack on the town of Benesheik; and the killing of government, religious, and traditional figures.”

On Feb. 17, the terrorist group Ansaru, believed to be a Boko Haram faction, kidnapped seven foreigners in Bauchi State, he pointed out.

Ogebe noted the other attacks listed were all against Christian targets.


Brave German Woman: Why Heidi Mund Rebuked Islam

Brave German Woman: Why Heidi Mund Rebuked Islam

Heidi Mund, an atheist-turned-Christian, has gained global notoriety for standing up to Islam’s creeping influence in her homeland, Germany. Now she’s revealing why.

Last November, when a Muslim imam was invited to give a call to prayer inside a historic German church, she stood and proclaimed “Jesus Christ alone is Lord of Germany,” before shouting, “I break this curse.”

Mund then repeated the words of Martin Luther in 1521, when he defended his belief in scripture alone:

“‘Here I stand,’” she quoted Luther. “‘I can do no other. Save the church of Martin Luther!’”

By publicly attacking the lie of Islam, she has placed her own life at risk. But Mund, who’s become known on the Internet simply as the “Brave German Woman,” explained she did it because she has a burden for the spiritual rebirth of Germany.

“Many people ask me, ‘Are you afraid of the Muslims?’ And I can only say, ‘No, I’m not afraid of them,’” she told CBN News.

“I know my God, the living God of the Bible can protect for me for as long as he wants,” she said. “When my time is over I will go to him.”

Heidi Mund shared more about why she risked her life to take a public stand for Christ on “The 700 Club,” March 25.