Deep state attacks: Gov’t ‘Fusion Centers’ spying on patriots concerned about Islam

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Brenda Arthur demonstrates against Syrian refugees in 2015 in downtown Charleston, West VA.


Brenda Arthur received an unexpected visit on March 8 that, one week later, leaves her feeling more than a little uneasy.

At her door that day was an officer with the West Virginia State Police. He wanted to know about her involvement in a Freedom of Information request regarding a local mosque.

Arthur, who will turn 67 this summer, serves as leader of the West Virginia chapter of ACT For America, whose mission is to educate Americans about the advancement of Islamic principles in Western societies.

As a Jewish American, she was concerned about a major expansion of the Islamic Association of West Virginia in her hometown of South Charleston. This mosque has hosted an openly anti-Semitic preacher in the past, and so she went to city hall in late January to have a look at its construction permits and site plans, something that is within the right of every American citizen under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act and state open-records laws.

She had no idea that this perfectly legal activity, performed every day by citizen watchdogs across the U.S., would prompt a visit from the state police.

Arthur was not available to answer the door when Sgt. R.C. Workman came knocking, but Workman left his business card with a hand-written note on the back:

“Brenda, please contact me at: 304-573-6190.”

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Workman’s unit is part of the West Virginia Intelligence Exchange, a secretive outfit that works closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “intelligence fusion center” in West Virginia.

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All 50 states have at least one DHS fusion center, and the story of Brenda Arthur lends credence to the views of civil libertarians that these centers, whatever their stated purpose, have been weaponized against law-abiding American citizens.

Fusion centers were established a few years after the 9/11 terror attacks by the George W. Bush administration and expanded under Barack Obama.

The West Virginia Fusion Center website says its mission is to “Embrace proactive intelligence efforts. Those efforts are key to inhibiting criminal networks, whether those groups are terrorists, drug-related groups, organized crime, or other criminal enterprises.”

Fusion centers work with “non-traditional sources,” including corporate America, to build threat assessments on people.

But what is it about Brenda Arthur that could garner the attention of this specialized police unit? She seems like an unlikely candidate to be involved in terrorism or organized crime.

Arthur is a senior citizen who’s never broken a law in her life. She is a professional insurance broker, a great-aunt to six children, one of whom she helps with financial support for a private education at a Montessori school.

But fusion centers know no boundaries, including the U.S. Constitution, says constitutional attorney and civil liberties advocate John Whitehead.

“The word mosque, it’s key words like that. If you don’t like mosques, they’re gonna be after you, they’re watching you, because everything is determined by algorithms,” said Whitehead, founder of the Charlottesville, Va.-based Rutherford Institute.

Being an “activist” also draws the attention of the fusion centers, he said.

‘Do not talk to them’

Whitehead has strict advice for any law-abiding citizen who is approached by law enforcement asking questions about their personal activities.

“If they come to your door, do not talk to them. If they call you on the phone, do not talk to them.”

Whitehead said the intimidation tactics used by fusion centers are similar to the East German Stasi and other secret-police agencies.

“They’re copying the tactics of former totalitarian regimes and the slightest mistake can get you in trouble,” he said. “That’s why you shouldn’t talk to them. The threat assessments are very dangerous. Don’t talk to them. Call someone like us, let us issue one of our letters and that usually shuts them up, and also puts them on record.”

“Once you’re in their system,” Whitehead added, “you cannot get out.”


Arthur was typical in that she was caught off guard by the visit.

“So I called him at the number he gave me and asked ‘what’s this about?'”

Sgt. Workman did not beat around the bush.

“We came by your house and wanted to talk to you.”

“Yes sir, what about?” Arthur asked.

“It’s about that FOIA request you made about the building plans for the mosque,” he told her.

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Brenda Arthur testifies on refugee resettlement Feb. 22, 2017, before the West Virginia House of Delegates Homeland Security Committee in Charleston. West Virginia.

It did not immediately dawn on her that she was actually not the one whose name was on the Freedom of Information Act request.

“I hadn’t filed it, a friend of mine did. Within seconds it occurred to me, but I didn’t want the other lady to be brought into it so I just acknowledged it and said ‘you know I file a lot of FIOAs, I filed one with the Health and Human Resources, with the auditor’s office, with Bureau for Medical Services, and more.”

“Yes, but those FOIAs are within the normal course of things,” said the stern voice on the other end of the phone line.

Why is it that this particular request, for information on a mosque project, was considered abnormal? And who decides what is NORMAL in a search of public-record documents?

She explained that she is an upstanding citizen activist and member ACT For America.

“I explained we are an organization with 750,000 members, we support the Constitution, American liberty, American values, and we fight terrorism and the concepts of Sharia law, which are antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.”

In the course of the 10-minute phone conversation, Arthur did a lot of explaining.

She explained that she was perusing the website of the local mosque when she came across a photo that caught her attention. It was of a man standing in the middle of the mosque speaking to the congregation. That man was Nihad Awad, executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR.

“He’s a terrorist supporter, he finances terror, and is part of a terrorist-tied organization,” Arthur told the sergeant.

That prompted Sgt. Workman to hint at the real reason for his inquiry.

“Well, we have a good relationship with that mosque and when he came here they notified us he was coming,” he told Arthur.

That sparked something in Arthur’s memory.

When she and a friend had gone to city hall on Jan. 31 to inspect the documents, the city manager and another city official stood over their shoulders the entire time. They made a point of telling the two women, “We have a good relationship with the mosque.”

Who’s the snitch?

The West Virginia Fusion Center’s website encourages Americans to report “suspicious activity” by filing a SAR or Suspicious Activity Report on a fellow resident.

A SAR is defined as “the sharing of information concerning activity, incident, or behavior that the reporting individual considers to be outside of normal parameters,” the website states.

Inquiring about a mosque was not NORMAL activity. Arthur had been flagged for suspicious activity, probably by a city official who has a good relationship with the mosque, or someone at the mosque itself.

In West Virginia, the fusion center operates under the supervision of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety [DMAPS].

I called DMAPS Tuesday and asked what could possibly be suspicious about a 66-year-old insurance broker with no criminal record going to city hall and inspecting public-record documents.

Lawrence Messina, director of communications for West Virginia DMAPS, said he would ask that question of his superiors and get back with me.

He sent the following email at 2:09 p.m. on March 13:

“I have consulted with my colleagues here at the Office of the Secretary as well as with the W.Va. Intelligence Fusion Center and the W.Va. State Police (the latter is also part of this department). We decline to comment on this matter.”

Arthur, as a Jewish American, has every reason to be concerned that an anti-Semite like Awad would be invited to speak in her community. He is a supporter of Hamas, which is on the U.S. State Department’s list of designated foreign terrorist organizations, and he rejects the right of Israel to exist. [See Discover the Networks for documentation of Awad’s long history of radical statements, activities and affiliations.]

Part of the reason the mosque expanded was in anticipation of a second wave of Muslim migration. Episcopal Migration Ministries, a federal contractor doing business as West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministries, announced plans in 2016 to resettle an initial 100 Syrians in the state, to be followed by many more. To date, less than 200 refugees have been resettled in West Virginia since 2003, mostly from Eritrea, Syria, Burma, Iraq and Iran.

But with the election of President Trump came a drastic reduction in refugee arrivals nationwide. West Virginia’s anticipated second wave never happened.

Flagging ‘troublemakers’

Philip Haney, a retired Homeland Security officer, said fusion centers like the one that targeted Arthur operate with impunity and have flipped the focus of their analytics – from potential terrorists to American citizens who are concerned about Islamic terrorists.

“Everything is upside down and backwards; the people who are actually concerned, curious, or take the initiative to protect their communities from the Islamic threat, they are the ones who are now considered the threat, and the ones who were originally supposed to be the threat are now the victims,” Haney said.  “Brenda had her constitutional rights violated, and the worst part about it is her accuser remains faceless – nobody knows where this is coming from.”

This twisting around of those targeted by the Homeland Security apparatus has not happened by accident, said Patrick Wood, an expert on the technocracy movement who authored the book “Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation.”

“The concept of placing a fusion center in a local community is to be a listening post that would be in touch with what was going on in the community, giving a view that was not heretofore accessible to the federal authorities,” Wood told me.

As an economist, Wood has experience with databases.

“Data ‘fusion’ means you take two disparate databases, say one from North Dakota and one from Texas, programmed by different people with different needs, and now you can make these two databases talk to each other and make connections; that process is called data fusion,” he said.

Out of the two databases comes a third database of analyzed threats.

“You merge the two together and then you’re gonna run some logic rules on the data and start moving some of those fields around and they better match up; but then you’re still left with some data that doesn’t mean anything, but that’s where you start making inferences, and so maybe I make up a special field called troublemaker. They take innuendo, whatever is necessary, and it literally becomes a part of your record for life. You’re a troublemaker for the rest of your life now.”

It becomes a sinister data-gathering process based on snitches, community-oriented policing tactics, and ubiquitous urban-surveillance cameras. But it’s a process the technocrats who sit behind computers have fallen in love with. Many of these tactics were stolen from former Soviet-bloc agencies that merged law enforcement with spy agencies. But with the advancement in technology, these tactics become less obvious to the average citizen. They fly under the radar, not in your face.

Until you get a knock on the door, like Arthur did.

“And when you multiply that by 50 states, who all have their own databases, who all have their own fusion centers, you now have a massive database and people who are employed to make inferences from this massive data collection, and once you’re tagged you’re tagged,” Wood said.

Even more ominous is when an illegitimate third party gains access to the government’s data-rich dossiers on law-abiding U.S. citizens.

“What happened during Janet Napolitano’s reign as secretary of Homeland Security was the Muslim Brotherhood got tremendous input into DHS,” Wood said. “So it seemed to me even then that, being these fusion centers were an intelligence network into all 50 states that they didn’t’ have before, that they were probably able to input their own requirements, that being a Muslim requirement, that would watch any kind of intelligence relevant to Islam, critical of Islam.”

In fact, it is widely known that a Muslim Brotherhood operative, Mohamed Elibiary, penetrated a fusion center in Texas a few years ago and used its data to expose patriotic citizens.

Elibiary served on Obama’s Homeland Security Advisory Board and was later appointed to the White House working group on Countering Violent Extremism.

The CVE program, with test pilots in Minneapolis, Boston and Los Angeles, was designed as a “new approach” to fighting terrorism, focusing not on Islam as the major catalyst but broadening the parameters to “extremism in all its forms.” It turned the government’s focus away from the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islamic groups and onto “right wing” extremists.

Through his positions on the Homeland Security panel and the CVE steering committee, Elibiary had access to intelligence information through the DHS fusion center in Texas.

He was suspected of leaking this information in 2011 to a news outlet in an effort to damage the presidential campaign of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom he tried to paint as an “Islamophobe.”

Once a candidate like Perry [or an activist like Arthur] is “unmasked” as the subject of an investigation, CAIR and other pro-Muslim groups can use the fusion-center data against them in the public realm, sidestepping the person’s message by defaming their reputation and questioning their character.

“Oh, she was under investigation by the state police, are you going to take her seriously?” is what CAIR will tell the media next time that activist comes forward with information damaging to Islam in America.

“I would say all 50-plus fusion centers nationwide are infiltrated by the Brotherhood,” Wood said. “They were involved with the policy at the beginning, from the top down, so they have their imprint on it and even if they may not have acted on it, they could rise up when the need arises. They told her they have a good relationship, how did they get that relationship? It’s because of their strategic placements within the Department of Homeland Security.”

Whitehead said something as innocent as downloading a certain stream of movies from Amazon could get the attention of your local fusion center. Amazon and Google are tied into the fusion networks.

We hear about the FBI leaving little notes on people’s doors. It’s an investigative tactic, often used by terrorism liaison officers,” Whitehead said. “These TLOs can be police, firefighters, corporate employees trained to report back to the fusion center or other government agency. They can tap into your travel, shopping habits; it’s interconnected tactics to watch people. It connects into these threat assessments they’re doing on certain people. They go from green to red in determining whether you could be a terrorist, and it’s also part of pre-crime programs, trying to predict crimes before they happen. They’re watching everything you’re doing online.”

That explains why Brenda Arthur’s own city and state, with the help of a federal fusion center and the Muslim community, are building a dossier on her.

She has been one of ACT For America’s most successful chapter heads, building contacts at the State Capitol and educating lawmakers on the dark side of refugee resettlement – the side of the story they will never hear from lobbyists with the Chamber of Commerce, Catholic Charities and Episcopal Migration Ministries.

They must discredit her activism.

“There is so much influence from the Muslim community and they are using it to build a case against her,” Haney said. “A case of anti-Muslim bias, discrimination, racism, bigotry, they throw those terms around like a dodge ball. If they don’t hit you with one they’ll hit you with another, and they are doing this preemptively to insulate themselves and have something to fall back on if they ever have a problem with her.”

Arthur said she had no idea of the enormity of what she was up against until she contacted and tapped into the site’s research on DHS fusion centers.

“I had an ominous sense of violation as I was talking to him but I did not know about the fusion centers and their mission,” she said. “So it’s even bigger than I first thought.”

These cases can also involve the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center.

“The SPLC creates scenarios built upon a false premise and then attack you on it every time you challenge one of their sacred political issues, whether it be Islam or something else,” Haney said. “If she appears at the state Capitol to speak in favor of a law they don’t want passed, they will say, ‘Oh she’s on the radar of Homeland Security!”


Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” If you appreciate this type of original, fact-based and independent reporting, please consider a donation of any size to this website. We accept no advertising and are beholden to no one.

Can Trump’s new secretary of state win freedom for American pastor wasting away in a Turkish prison?

Military officers being rounded up and arrested in Erdogan’s post-coup sweep (Photo: video screenshot); inset: Paster Andrew Brunson (Photo: family)

In a grave turn of events, a Turkish prosecutor has demanded what amounts to a life sentence for American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who sits in a Turkish jail cell at the mercy of a so-called “ally” of his home country.

Brunson, a Presbyterian pastor from North Carolina, devoted 23 years of his life ministering to the Christian community in Turkey until he was arrested 17 months ago. He was swept up in mass arrests of “dissidents” following Turkey’s failed coup attempt in 2016. He was accused of membership in an armed terrorist organization and military espionage, bizarre charges by any standards given his background as a minister of peace, love and forgiveness.

On October 7, 2016, Brunson arrived home to find a written summons requiring him to report with his passport to a local police station. Believing he was due for a renewal of his visa, Brunson reported immediately to the Izmir police, only to be arrested and later told he was considered a “national security risk.”


Brunson’s Turkish attorney has now confirmed the prosecution has submitted an indictment asking for a sentence of 35 years. The pastor is 50 years old, so such a request essentially becomes a life sentence. The court now has 15 days to decide whether the case should proceed.

Since his arrest, there’s been not a scrap of evidence produced against him, reports the American Center for Law and Justice, which has been trying to win his release.

“It seems Pastor Brunson has been locked away simply because of his Christian faith,” says Jordan Sekulow of the ACLJ.

The ACLJ has appeared before Congress, President Trump and the United Nations on behalf of Pastor Brunson, to no avail.

“This isn’t over. We will continue to work diligently with the State Department and incoming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, until Pastor Andrew is home safe [with his wife and children],” Sekulow said.

Sign the Petition: Free Pastor Andrew

More than 451,000 Americans have signed the petition as of Wednesday, March 14.

This is not North Korea or Iran we are talking about. Turkey is a U.S. and NATO ally. Still, the Trump administration has been unable to win his release.

Brunson has been living in Turkey since 1993.

His imprisonment has been a strong sign that the tiny Christian minority in Turkey – which is 99 percent Muslim – now lives in a climate of fear and intimidation.

Last summer the Turkish government announced it had seized ownership of 50 churches nationwide.

Turkey, once held up as an example of moderate Islam friendly to Western values, has been sliding backward over the last decade. The latest crackdowns on Christianity signal an acceleration of its return to Islamic Sharia law under the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey has significant Islamic demons in its past.

The last time Turkey was ruled by Sharia, under the Ottoman Empire, it slaughtered more than 1.5 million Christians of Greek, Armenian and Syrian descent.

By refusing to release Brunson, the Turkish government led by Erdogan appears to be sending a message to both its own people and the outside world that Turkey is indeed now an Islamic state and will not tolerate Christian evangelizing, say legal experts and fellow missionaries in the United States.

The announcement of the new charges came amid an ongoing crackdown on Christian activity, all of which followed the attempted coup of July 2016.

Barbabas Aid, which aides persecuted Christians worldwide, reported as early as November 2016 “a climate of growing instability and persecution of Christians in Turkey.”

Brunson lived and ministered in the modern-day town of Izmir, which was once the biblical city of Smyrna.

Christian author/filmmaker Joel Richardson traveled to Turkey in 2015 to capture documentary footage of Erdogan’s transformation of Turkey from a Western-friendly nation in the mold of Ataturk into an Islamic state.

He urges all Christians to contact the Trump administration and demand action.

“Here we have a nation, Turkey, that is alleged to be an ally, a NATO member, who has illegally imprisoned an American pastor on what are clearly bogus charges and few in the Christian community are raising their voice to call upon President Trump to demand his immediate release,” he said.

Erdogan has openly bragged about imprisoning foreign citizens for the purpose of using them as bargaining chips to secure the extradition of his enemies, Richardson said.

One “enemy” Erdogan may be demanding from the United States is Fethula Mohamed Gulen, a rival Islamist living in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. From his gated fortress in the Poconos, Gulen runs the second largest chain of tax-funded charter schools in America, but he is accused of subversive activities back home in Turkey.

“American citizens are not political pawns,” Richardson said of Brunson. “President Trump must call out Turkish President Erdogan and demand Pastor Brunson’s immediate release. It’s been far too long.”


“We are demanding his immediate release. He has committed no crime. He suffers only because of his faith in Jesus Christ. He must be reunited with his family.”


A recent report on Turkey by the European Commission highlighted the ongoing persecution of Christians, stating: “Hate speech and hate crimes against Christians and Jews continued to be repeatedly reported.”

“Typical incidents recorded by churches include Islamic anti-Christian posters and graffiti being deliberately placed near church buildings, anonymous threats sent by text and email to church pastors, as well as physical attacks,” Barnabas Aid reports. “In many cases, no official action is taken by police, despite crimes being reported.”

Erdogan’s government has also presided over the conversion of the Istanbul landmark Haga Sophia shrine into a mosque. The iconic Byzantine structure is highly symbolic as it was originally built as Eastern Christianity’s most important church. It had operated as a museum but in late 2016 the first Muslim call to prayer was heard inside the former church in 85 years.

White South Africans on brink of annihilation, but will Trump come to their rescue?

Julius Malema, heads up the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa and has made incendiary comments guaranteed to stoke the already out-of-control violence against white landowners in the country.

The plight of white South Africans is so dire that even a few left-wing publications like Newsweek are starting to take notice, but so far Western leaders remain silent and seemingly oblivious to the storm clouds gathering over this nation of 57 million people.

If ever there was a crisis tailor made for President Donald J. Trump, this is it.

Trump relishes the role of the anti-establishment dealmaker and nothing is more anti-establishment then helping white South Africans.

South Africa’s white farmers have their collective heads on the block following a recent vote by the South African parliament to expropriate their land without compensation. The main proponent for the plan, Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters party, has publicly referred to the nation’s white farmers as “criminals” who must be driven off the land.

Make no mistake, this is shorthand for extermination.

Online petitions have been started by South Africans pleading for refugee status in the U.S. and Europe. One petition has grown to 18,918 signatures asking Trump to accept white South African Christians in place of Somali Muslims and Middle Easterners who are difficult to vet and prone to non-assimilation.

So far there has been no response from the White House.

Newsweek took a dim view of the future for white farmers in a country once touted as a burgeoning “rainbow” paradise, where “one man, one vote” and Marxist central planning would lead to prosperity for all South Africans—blacks, whites, coloreds and Asians. [Thousands Sign Petition Asking Trump to Let White Farmers in South Africa Migrate to U.S. After Country Votes to Force Them Off Land, by Chantal Da Silver, Newsweek, March 1, 2018]

The motion will still need the approval of parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee, but it “has once again stoked fears among the country’s white farmers of a violent and disastrous land redistribution akin to that which crippled Zimbabwe in the 2000s,” Newsweek reported.

The online petition calls on Trump to “take the steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white Boers to come to the United States.”

The truth is, Trump holds all the executive power he needs, and the legal cover, to pull off a sweeping rescue mission of South African refugees.

There is a provision in the Refugee Act of 1980 that allows for emergency extraction of vulnerable populations.

That provision reads as follows:

“(B) After the President initiates appropriate consultation prior to making a determination, under subsection (b), that the number of refugee admissions should be increased because of an unforeseen emergency refugee situation, to the extent that time and the nature of the emergency refugee situation permit, a hearing to review the proposal to increase refugee admissions shall be held unless public disclosure of the details of the proposal would jeopardize the lives or safety of individuals.”

Trump’s best option would be to get Congress on board with a plan for an emergency increase in refugees from South Africa. He could lean on Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to also pitch in and accept these threatened farmers.

It’s been done before.

In the early 2000s the U.S. brought nearly 15,000 refugees from Russia’s Meskhetian Turkish Muslim community based on flimsy evidence that they were being persecuted.

Similarly, in 1990 the U.S. Congress adopted legislation creating the Lautenberg program, named after U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, to resettle Soviet Jews in the United States.

The Lautenberg program was then expanded in 2003 to pave the way for persecuted Iranian Christians to be resettled in the U.S.

So the precedent is there. All that is needed is for the president to step up and lead. He should start by drawing awareness to the problem. That would lead to more air time for the South African situation on Fox News and talk-radio shows like Rush Limbaugh who have mass audiences.

Once the awareness is built up, Congress could be pushed to allocate funding. Some of the funding could be transferred from the existing refugee resettlement program, with emergency funding filling in the gaps.

The truth is most Americans have no idea what is going on in South Africa, but if they did, they would likely support a massive refugee airlift.

The reality of life as a white person in post-Apartheid South Africa had been going downhill ever since Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress was handed power in 1994, but the vote to expropriate land could be the accelerant that drives the remaining whites, called Boers, out of the country under threat of mass-murder.

There are already regions of the country where it is illegal for whites to own land, based simply on the color of their skin, but the proposed constitutional changes will take government-sponsored racism to a new level.

Malema, the EFF party leader, has already thrown down the gauntlet.

“We must ensure the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land,” Malema told members of Parliament [YouTube, SABC News, February 27, 2018]. “Those who continue to protect this crime are themselves accused of crime, because those who protect crime are criminals themselves.”

Genocide already underway?

Stefan Molyneux, in a Feb. 10 YouTube podcast, said racial hatred against whites, if it were reversed, would top the evening news every night in the U.S. But since it is whites being killed and driven off their land, the Western elites who control the corporate media remain silent.

The country, under the grip of Marxism, may already be in the initial stages of a genocide. Attacks started to escalate on white landowners one year ago.

Consider the case of Sue Howarth and her husband Robert Lynn. The couple were awakened at 2 a.m. in February 2017 by three men breaking into a window of their farm in Dullstroom, a small town in the remote northeast of South Africa.

The couple, who had lived in the area for 20 years, were tied up, stabbed, and tortured with a blowtorch for several hours. The masked men stuffed a plastic bag down Mrs. Howarth’s throat, and attempted to strangle her husband with a bag around his neck.

Robert Lynn and Susan Howarth were tortured at their farm in South Africa in February 2017.

Sue’s body was discovered, with a bullet in her head, “amongst some trees, lying in a ditch,” writes Jana Boshoff, reporter for the local Middelburg Observer newspaper. “Her rescuers managed to find her by following her groans of pain and then noticing drag marks from the road into the field. Her husband, also shot, miraculously survived.

‘It’s their own damn fault’

Molyneux said the West should act proactively and resettle South African whites as refugees, before they are killed or imprisoned by the country’s racist government.

“What about the whites who are there right now, who are being targeted [for genocide], the whites who are being targeted for their race, for their ethnicity, for their language, why can’t they be refugees?” Molyneux asks. “Why can’t the whites be airlifted out and given a place of sanctuary? I’ve talked to people in South Africa desperate to get out, it’s very hard to get out at all. Why can’t they? Because they are not considered refugees, they are being targeted for genocide but it’s their own damn fault, according to a popular narrative, and that is some cold-blooded shit I’ll tell you right now.”

Some will argue that the white farmers of South Africa don’t fit the description of a refugee because most aren’t poor and don’t live in tents, but neither did the Meskhetian Turks or Soviet Jews, many of whom had to sell houses and cars before they migrated to the U.S.

According to the 1951 Geneva Convention, a refugee is defined as a person who has a “well-founded fear of persecution” due to their religious or political beliefs, or their racial or ethnic background. No one fits this definition better than white South Africans.

Ann Corcoran, who follows the refugee industry at Refugee Resettlement Watch, said everything in the DNA of the United Nations is geared toward helping refugees who are “of color.” Many, like the Congolese Christians, Sudanese Christians and the Iranian Christians, are quite deserving of refugee status because they are constantly under attack from rival Muslim gangs. But what about the white South Africans? Aren’t they, too, deserving of a fresh start free of persecution?

But proposing refugee status for South African whites is more controversial.

“The left would go nuts” Corcoran said, if Trump launched a plan to rescue them.

It’s also true, however, that the nine federal contractors who get paid by the U.S. government to resettle refugees have fallen on hard financial times due to Trump’s drastic cuts in the number of refugees entering the U.S. Most of these contractors, such as World Relief, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, are Christian agencies that get paid by the head for every refugee they bring to the U.S. With fewer refugees arriving, they have been squawking about having to close offices and pare staffs.

“But this is where we call their bluff,” Corcoran says. “Do you really want more refugees or do you just want to import more Muslims from Africa? Do they not want to save white Christians facing genocide?”

For a Catholic organization, or an evangelical organization like World Relief, that could be a powerful argument.

“This would turn the U.N. on its head, because they have built up this entire meme that only black and brown people are persecuted,” Corcoran said. “They’re not built for that. They’re only built for white people being the evil persecutors of the world.”

Hiding the evidence

Official government crime stats show no evidence of the beginnings of a genocide in South Africa, but don’t be fooled.

Lauren Southern, who recently returned from a fact-finding mission to South Africa, explains why.

“It’s being covered up. The government has stopped collecting data based on race… so they can’t even show these brutal murders are happening disproportionately to whites,” Southern said in the interview with Molyneux. “They are covering up all of these murders as burglaries gone wrong. That is what’s being reported by the police; that is what’s being reported by the government and by the media.”

She said the ANC uses “Black Lives Matter rhetoric” to stoke racial hatred and material envy.

“They not only hate you for being white, they hate you for having things,” Southern said.

A South African airlift would bring not only farmers but highly skilled workers to the West.

That’s because the South African Employee Equity Act of 1998 requires all companies contracting with the South African government to have staffs that mirror exactly the racial makeup of the nation as a whole. Thus, a company cannot employ more than 8 percent whites if it wants to do business with the government. As a result, some of the most qualified engineers and scientists have been laid off, many forced to live in squatter camps.

Contrast those skills with the illiteracy and heavy welfare usage that marks the refugees currently coming to the U.S., more than 95 percent of whom are hand-selected by the United Nations.

If South African white farmers are going to be rescued from their dark fate under that nation’s Marxist rule, it’s going to have to be done in spite of the United Nations.

To be blunt, the U.N. has no interest in rescuing white Christians from a horrendous fate, and it is this inherent racism that requires Congress and President Trump to exercise American sovereignty.

“Truth be told, the one-worlders do not want whites to be designated as refugees,” Corcoran said.

If that were allowed, Pandora’s Box would be opened for the resettlement of other emerging blocs of persecuted white populations.

“The next thing you know, ethnic Swedes and Germans would be demanding resettlement in whatever bastions of Western Civilization remain as they are persecuted in their own countries, which are becoming Islamic states,” Corcoran said.

According to a June 2016 poll, half of Germans already say they feel like foreigners in their own country due to the mass influx of Muslim migrants, up from 43 percent in 2014 and 30 percent in 2009. [Poll: Half of Germans Sometimes Feel Like Foreigners in Own Country, The American Interest, June 15, 2016]

The number-one reason cited for South Africans wanting to immigrate is high crime rates, followed by political and financial instability.

By blaming the country’s problems on “criminals who stole our land,” Malema is essentially giving an open invitation to exterminate the remaining whites.

Will Trump answer the call to rescue the endangered people of South Africa? Or, will he bow to his politically correct advisers and Obama holdovers who will tell him these people are not worth the trouble, not worth the incendiary accusations of “white supremacy” that will come from the hardcore left, the Julius Malemas of the United States?

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How was a Somali-refugee rapist allowed to walk free in Utah?

Editor’s note: In our recent series on the horrendous record of violent crime, fraud and terrorism brought on unsuspecting communities by Somali refugees, we somehow missed this tragic story from Utah, which underscores how the United Nations refugee resettlements are impacting not only Minnesota but even states where their numbers are relatively few.


It’s six years since Somali refugee Mohammed Ali Mohammed, then age 14, sexually assaulted two women at knifepoint on consecutive nights in Salt Lake City.

Mohammed, now 21, attacked one woman who was standing outside of her home on Aug. 14, 2011.

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Mohammed Ali Mohammed

The teen came up behind the woman, who was outside her house with a dog, and held a four-inch switchblade to her throat. He threatened to kill her if she made a sound, according to police reports, then he raped her behind the home.

On the following night, the teenager from Somalia broke into another woman’s home and beat her before demanding she go to an ATM and withdraw $400 for him.

He would later tell investigators he wanted the money so he didn’t have to wear stained clothes on the first day of ninth grade.

Fast-forward to Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. After serving six years in juvenile detention center, Mohammed sat in court and admitted to doing “very, very horrible things” as a teenager.

“I was a monster,” Mohammed said in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City. “I didn’t know what I was thinking. I was a very stupid kid.”

But after six years in the Wasatch Youth Detention Center, Mohammed swears he is a different person than the boy who brutally attacked the two women in 2011, according to a report by the Salt Lake Tribune.

“There is nothing I could say or do that could restore what I did to them,” he said. “The only way I can show them I’ve changed is how I live my life.”

Because he is about to age out of the juvenile system, Judge Vernice Trease had the option of sentencing Mohammed to a term in the Utah State Prison or let him walk free on probation. She chose the latter.

Mohammed has been at the youth detention center since he pleaded guilty in 2012 to rape, sexual assault and kidnapping charges.

According to the terms of his probation, he must check in weekly with the court and his probation officer. He is banned from having Internet access and must wear an ankle monitor.

If he violates his probation, the judge said she “won’t bat an eye” in sending him to prison to serve consecutive sentences on the three crimes he pleaded guilty to in adult court.

“I won’t let you down,” Mohammed told the judge at the end of the hearing.

Female victims outraged at sentence

Neither the prosecutors nor Mohammed’s victims were happy with the judge’s sentence.

One victim told the judge that she is “terrified” at the thought of Mohammed being out on the same streets where she lives, the Tribune reports.

The woman, who was assaulted inside her home, asked for the strictest sentence the judge could impose, saying she has to live with flashbacks and fear every day.

“He did adult crimes,” she told the judge while fighting back tears, “and should have an adult sentence to match what he did.”

This is not the first Somali refugee to cause heartbreak and tragedy in Utah.

In February 2016, 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed was reportedly in a coma after being shot three times by police following an incident in which Abdi was found beating another man, Fox 13 Now reported.

According to a press release from the Salt Lake City Police Department, officers witnessed two males with metal objects attacking a male victim around 8 p.m. in the area of 300 South Rio Grande Street.

The release states: “Officers confronted the two suspects and ordered them to drop the weapons. One of the males complied and dropped the weapon, the other [Abdi Mohamed] continued to advance on the victim and was shot by officers.”

That shooting sparked protest rallies to break out in the city with protesters throwing rocks and bottles at police.

Mohamed had reportedly come to the U.S. 10 years prior from a United Nations refugee camp in Kenya.

Most of the refugees in Utah are resettled there by Catholic Charities.

Rohingya Muslim refugee rapes, kills Christian refugee girl

In 2008 in Salt Lake City, a Rohingya Muslim from Burma named Esar Met was convicted of raping and murdering a fellow refugee – a 7-year-old Christian girl from Burma – in the apartment complex where a resettlement agency working for the U.S. State Department had placed him.

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Met was sentenced to life in prison, where U.S. taxpayers will pick up the tab for his care.

Right after the murder in 2008, the Salt Lake Tribune discovered that Met lived in a separate part of the same refugee camp as did his victim – Hser Ner Moo.

“Burmese Muslims and Christians do not mix in their home country and no one should be expecting them to ‘melt’ into our American cultural stew either,” reported refugee watchdog Ann Corcoran.

Met clearly had mental health problems back in the camp and for that reason alone should never have been allowed entry into the U.S.

“So where is the highly touted ‘screening’ we are always told precedes a refugees arrival in America?” asks Corcoran.

Utah has received nearly 14,000 refugees from U.N. camps since 2002, with nearly 6,000 of those being from Muslim-majority countries. Exactly 2,996 have come from Somalia, according to the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.


Has Trump administration betrayed Iran’s persecuted Christian minorities?

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Protests in Iran engulfed more than 80 cities earlier this year, far surpassing the scope of the last protest movement in 2009.


The rejection of asylum for about 100 Iranian Christian refugees by the Trump administration is raising eyebrows among advocates for the persecuted Church in Islamic nations.

One advocacy group, Barnabas Aid, has gone so far as to call the rejected asylum applications “an insult to America’s Christian and humanitarian heritage and a betrayal by the Trump administration.”

The Christian refugees, many of whom can recount horrific stories of persecution they have experienced at the hands of Iranian mullahs, now have less than a week to leave Austria, where they have been stranded for more than a year, unwanted by the Europeans and other formerly Christian countries.

They had expected to be given entry to the US under the so-called Lautenberg program, named after former New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, but now face potential deportation back to Iran.

The decision by the Trump administration to reject the applicants “is a betrayal of Iranian Christian refugees,” the UK-based Barnabas Aid stated in an alert posted on its website.

Before he even announced his candidacy, Trump promised to be a voice and a vehicle to help Christians around the world.

“The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians,” Trump told CBN’s David Brody. “Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.”

After he took office in January 2017, Trump sat down for another interview with Brody and told him persecuted Christians would be given priority over other refugees.

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmaker has written a letter to Vice President Mike Pence “on behalf of a small group of suffering Middle Eastern religious minorities seeking refuge from Iran’s repressive regime.”

Their letter states:

“This sudden change in policy – from almost a hundred percent acceptance rate [under the Lautenberg programme] to nearly complete rejection – makes no sense, even on security grounds. Some applicants are reported to be elderly and/or disabled, making it hard to imagine they represent a security threat … there is no evidence that others admitted through this program have ever been a threat to the U.S. … The law is clear: these applicants should be presumed eligible for refugee status.”

The decision has also been denounced by representatives of humanitarian organisations, who have accused the US Government of “hypocrisy” for criticising the Iranian regime and encouraging protests in the country, but refusing “to provide safety to those who flee and are not safe from the Iranian government.”

The Lautenberg program under which the refugees were to have been given asylum in the US was established in 1990 by Sen. Lautenberg, who championed legislation creating a program to resettle persecuted religious minorities, initially from the former Soviet Union. In 2003, Congress voted to expand the Lautenberg Amendment to establish a legal presumption of eligibility for refugee status for Iran’s religious minorities.

Since then, about 30,000 Iranians have been resettled in the US. These include members of Jewish, Mandaean, Zoroastrian and Bahai religious minorities, as well as Christians.

All of the 100 Iranian refugees in Austria were financially supported by a sponsor in the US and had been granted prospective refugee transit visas by the Austrian embassy, according to Barnabas Aid. They had already been interviewed by the Department for Homeland Security and, in one case, family members had been informed their relative would receive a US visa in early 2017. But while President Trump has previously stated that Christian refugees who have faced persecution would get priority, under his administration, the Lautenberg program has effectively been shut down.

Shahram Hadian, an American citizen and Christian pastor who grew up in Iran and came to the United States through Canada just before the fall of the Shah in 1979, said he is “perplexed” by the plight of the 100 Iranian Christians being denied refuge in the U.S.

Most of the 100 Christians facing return to Iran are of Armenian and Assyrian descent.

“I have read about it before and talked about it recently on my radio program. I am wondering if the decision to shut this program down and reject these is being done by the Obama holdovers at the State Department,” Hadian told


“I believe this decision is not coming from Trump but all the Obama holdovers in the State Department , Homeland Security and [National Security Adviser] H.R. McMaster, who were doing very little to help persecuted Christians coming into America before Trump took office,” Hadian said.


“Now they want to make Trump look bad, look mean, and make him out to be against Christians. We know that Trump has been very active in his actions to protect Christians and Christian liberty. If Trump knows about it and still rejected them, there has got to be some underlying reason. I would be surprised if he is the one who has given the directive to reject them.”


There is also some speculation that because Iran was one of the 11 countries on Trump’s travel ban, he is hesitant to make an exception for Christian refugees out of fear that he will lose standing in the impending court battles for singling out Muslims in the ban.


Regardless of who is behind the blocking of Christian refugees from Iran, “we must help persecuted Christians from these Islamic countries,” Hadian said.


“We know how bad things are in Iran for Christians and the daily and deadly persecution that they are under,” he said.


“The persecution is coming from a mandate from the false God of Islam to ‘fight the people of the Book,’ until they testify that Allah is the true God and Muhammad his prophet, be subdued as dhimmis and pay the Jizya or be driven out or killed.”

This Iranian woman became a heroic symbol of the protest movement for defiantly removing her hijab and flying it on a stick. She was arrested by Iranian religious police.

In the UK, the British government has also been guilty of hypocrisy in its approach to Christian refugees, while claiming to uphold religious liberty, according to Barnabas Aid. “The British government has discriminated against Christian refugees from Syria. Western governments seem to be making political capital by condemning persecution of Christians, while deliberately rejecting those who are persecuted – be it Iranian Christians rejected by the US, Syrian Christians rejected by the UK, Eritrean Christians rejected by the Israeli government, or Christian converts rejected in Sweden and Austria.”


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Somali refugee chokes woman ‘nearly unconscious’ while high on khat

A 30-year-old East African migrant is accused of strangling a woman to the point of “nearly unconscious” at a motel in Stearns County, Minnesota, while high on the Somali drug of choice — khat.

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Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed, 30, emigrated from Somalia, a fact covered up by the Minnesota media after he was charged with trying to strangle a woman at a motel.

Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed, described by the local newspaper as “a St. Cloud man,” was charged Tuesday with felony domestic assault, fifth-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and interfering with a 911 call. 

According to the criminal complaint filed in Stearns County District Court, officers were dispatched to Asteria Inn & Suites in Waite Park on Saturday for a domestic assault in progress. Officers said they were allowed inside the room and noticed a woman “was crying and motioned to her neck.” 

She told police Ahmed had “strangled her which interfered with her breathing and that (he) punched her three times in the breast,” the complaint states. The victim had bruises and a scratch on her chest. 

[This happened one day after another Somali refugee, Asad Abu Mohamed, 32, was caught trying to rape a female student in the women’s restroom at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minneapolis.]

Officers saw Ahmed attempting to put a plastic bag in his pocket that officers believe to be khat, which is a green, leafy plant grown in Somalia that contains the narcotic cathinone, also known as Catha edulis. It is illegal in the U.S. but that doesn’t stop Somalis from smuggling it into the country, often through a European city.

The St. Cloud Times was so careful not to reveal Ahmed’s ethnicity as a native of Somalia that it even covered up the country where most khat is grown: “Its use is widely accepted in certain African countries, but the stimulant is considered a controlled substance in the United States,” the newspaper reported.

When officers asked Ahmed about the assault, he “was chewing on a green leafy substance and appeared to be under the influence,” according to the complaint. He told officers he never hit the woman and tried to claim the khat was hers. 

Ahmed had an outstanding warrant, however, for his arrest in connection to an unrelated drug-possession charge. 

The female victim told police “she wanted to leave the hotel and (Ahmed) became angry with her and she could not go,” the complaint states. The victim said she told Ahmed she was going to call the police, at which point he took her phone and slapped her face and “placed his hand on her throat and squeezed at the same time he pulled her hair and she had a difficult time breathing and almost went unconscious,” the complaint states. 

The victim told police she was able to push Ahmed off her but he then punched her multiple times in the chest. She told police the phone fell out of Ahmed’s pocket and she was able to call the police; Ahmed tried to grab the phone from the victim and it disconnected once, but she was able to call again. 

For our growing list of violent crimes by Somali refugees in Minnesota, Ohio, the Dakotas, Georgia, Maine, Oregon, Vermont and other states, see our recent series that included 25 reasons to end Somali refugee resettlement now.” and “Rogue Somali refugees Part 2.”

The U.S. has imported more than 140,000 Muslim refugees from Somalia, a country in perpetual civil war, since the late 1980s. Nearly half of them have gone to Minnesota, with the other half scattered throughout more than a dozen states including Ohio, Washington, the Dakotas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maine, Alaska and Texas.

At a public forum in October 2015, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, when confronted with concerns about the mass influx of refugees from Somalia, responded by telling Minnesotans if they can’t be tolerant of the migrants “then find another state.”


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Somali migrant attacks, tries to rape student after hiding in women’s restroom

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Asad Abu Mohamed, an East African migrant, was charged with sexual assault in a carefully planned attack targeting the women’s restroom of a local college Friday in Bloomington, Minnesota.


A Somali migrant hid in the women’s bathroom at a community college in Minneapolis, Minnesota, then crawled into an adjacent stall and attacked a female student.

He was in the process of trying to rape her Friday when security heard the woman’s screams and responded.

Asad Abu Mohamed, 32, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, making terroristic threats and fourth-degree assault of a school security officer.

As recently as December 13 another woman, 26-year-old Morgan Evenson, was assaulted on the streets of Minneapolis and stabbed 14 times by a man she described as a Somali. That man was never caught and the local media and police falsely reported the crime as a failed robbery, despite the fact Evenson said her attacker never reached for her purse as he stabbed her and dragged her through the snow until a Good Samaritan heard her screams and came to her rescue.

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Morgan Evenson, 26, was attacked by a Somali migrant Dec. 13 and stabbed 14 times before a pedestrian came to her aid in uptown Minneapolis.

And at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Nov. 12, Somali refugee Mahad Abdiraham attacked two brothers with a butcher knife, stabbing them repeatedly in a Macy’s dressing room. Abdiraham admitted in open court that his attack was motivated by his belief in Islam and Allah, not as part of an attempted robbery as reported by the Bloomington police and local media. He said he went to the mall that day to answer “the call for jihad.”

In the reported bathroom attack on Friday, the Minnesota media again refrained from connecting the criminal activity to the suspect’s status as a refugee or migrant.

Local media simply identified Mohamed as “a 32-year-old Bloomington man.” No mention of him being a migrant from Somalia who likely came to Minnesota the same way most other Somalis came to Minnesota – through the United Nations-U.S. State Department refugee resettlement program. This program has delivered more than 140,000 Somalis to U.S. cities and towns over the last 35 years despite their horrendous record of non-assimilation.

For a list of violent crimes, terrorism and fraudulent activity, See 25 reasons to end Somali refugee resettlement now and Rogue Somali Refugees Part 2.

The latest attack took place Friday afternoon in the women’s restroom at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Bloomington.

According to the criminal complaint, when Minneapolis police responded to MCTC, they found people comforting a woman, while MCTC security officers were detaining a handcuffed Mohamed, Fox News affiliate KMSP reported.

The female victim told police she had gone into the women’s restroom, which had two stalls. She attempted to go into the larger handicap-accessible stall, but found it was locked, so she went into the smaller stall.

“While in the stall with her pants down, Mohamed crawled into her stall from the handicap-accessible stall” and attacked her, according to reports. Muddy footprints on the toilet seat in the handicapped stall revealed he had been standing on the toilet to avoid being seen while he waited for a woman to arrive in the adjacent stall, according to police reports.

The woman immediately began kicking and screaming at Mohamed. She told police, he covered her mouth and told her he would kill her. The woman continued screaming and fighting off her attacker. Mohamed ripped out her earring and pulled her hair during the struggle. The woman told police she was convinced he was going to rape her.

Bystanders nearby heard her screams and that’s the only thing that saved her. They rushed in and found Mohamed choking his victim with one hand and smoking a glass pipe with his other hand.

MCTC security officers arrived soon after. One of the security officers used pepper spray on Mohamed when he resisted those who were trying to restrain him. Mohamed “swatted” at security, apparently attempting to cut them with the jagged glass pipe. The security officers managed to handcuff Mohamed before police arrived.

When Minneapolis police arrived to take Mohamed into custody, an officer pat-frisked him for weapons. Mohamed told the officer to “f— off” and “I’ll rape you too.”

Mohamed remains in custody at Hennepin County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Police said he has mental health issues.

In 2016, Mohamed was charged twice in Hennepin County with indecent exposure. In one incident, he masturbated in front of a female employee at a Taco Bell in Bloomington, and in the other he exposed himself while walking outside and inside a SuperAmerica in Richfield..

But both of those cases were dismissed, one due to “mental illness” and the other because of drug addiction that apparently needed “treatment” not incarceration or institutionalization, according to court records.

For those who see each new Somali crime as a one-off, which is easy to do if you rely on the Minnesota media, see’s exclusive reporting here and here on Somali criminal and terrorist activity.


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