The Right Scoop
Mark Steyn really is one of today’s intellectual heavy weights when it comes to understanding politics and the culture. And for most of the interview he and Hannity discuss the amazing hole American seems to be in and how Republicans are losing the argument.
But at the end of the interview he describes why he is still an optimist about America and when asked if there is anyone out there who could make a difference, he said he likes Ted Cruz. Why? Because Ted Cruz isn’t interested in conceding ground to the left, but rather pulling them in his direction.
Watch the video at The Right Scoop.
Related: Mark Steyn: Don’t Ask Us To Change Who We Are To Accommodate Radical Islam. (audio)
Mark Steyn, Syndicated Columnist, and Author of the “The Undocumented Mark Steyn: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned“, joined Gibson to discuss his new book and the shooting in Canada’s government complex yesterday, killing a soldier and sending Ottawa into an all-out panic. Steyn told Gibson he finds it depressing President Obama and other leaders take refuse in multiculturalism instead of dealing with radical Islam. Steyn said he is tired of people being asked to change to accommodate Muslim radicals.
Women, Islam, and the West’s Loss of Cultural Self-Confidence
…Because, for all the awesome social services and consumer goods it can offer, Europe has become incapable of endowing the lives of its citizens, Muslim or not, with meaning. A generation of young European Muslims are giving up their relatively easy lives in Malmö, Marseilles, and Manchester for the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, because Europe is devoid of values worth living—or dying—for. They are leaving for the same reason that Europe’s Jews are moving to Israel: Strength and a sense of purpose can be found elsewhere, whether it’s ISIS, Vladimir Putin, Ali Khameni, or the IDF…
CAJ note: In line with Steyn’s remarks about Cruz pulling the electorate in his direction, we found this video profile about a candidate who appears to be trying to do much the same in his state:
Meet the Candidates – Bob Healey
Cool Moose -turned-Moderate Party candidate Bob Healey is making his fourth run for governor. While some things have changed since his first race (the proliferation of social media), other things remain the same (he still does not accept campaign contributions). This week Jim Hummel sits down with Healey, who rejects the idea that voting for him is a “wasted’’ vote. Hear why.
H/T Matt Allen
Dutch political leader Geert Wilders has been traveling in the United States this week and has made appearances and given interviews. Unlike many political figures, he is an energetic promoter of freedom and Western values, perhaps because his country the Netherlands has learned the hard way how deeply harmful unwise immigration can be. He says things like, “I believe that Islam and freedom are incompatible” with no apologies.
In fact, when discussing the threat of hostile Islam, Wilders normally mentions the immigration component and that it should be stopped. He understands that admitting historic enemies into a nation as immigrants is madness.
SunTV’s Michael Coren interviewed Wilders on Wednesday, following the terrorist attack in Ottawa. He recommended that Canada “Be much tougher and stricter in your immigration policy. My party advocates a full stop of immigrants from Islamic countries. Not that we believe all that Muslims are bad people. They are not. But we cannot import people from countries where an ideology is dominant that wants to use violence, that has nothing to do with the rule of law of our society, based on our values of Christianity and Judaism, on humanism.”…
The article continues, with video, at VDare.com
Related: Geert Wilders in Nashville. The prepared text for the speech given by Geert Wilders in Nashville on Tuesday.
Geert Wilders on “The West’s Battle For Freedom” – Video on The Glazov Gang
Breitbart’s Dr. Sebastian Gorka on FNC: Ottawa Shooting is ‘Wake-Up Call’ For North America (video)
…“The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have admitted they have 90 potential jihadis that they are investigating who have travelled to fight abroad. This is not a surprise for people who follow the terrorist threat to North America, but the nature of this attack, the fact that the individual was firing shots, allegedly, right outside the room where the Prime Minister was actually speaking, this is a real wake-up call for everyone in North America.”…
The Washington Free Beacon
Former Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Morrell said he has never been so worried about the terror threat in the United States.
“I’m more worried about a threat in the United States than I have been in a long, long time,” Morrell told CBS’ “This Morning” on Thursday.
Morrell, who served as acting director and deputy director of the CIA from 2010 to 2013, cited homegrown terrorists as the primary source of his concern. When Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the federal government increased surveillance, he made it much more difficult for law enforcement to track the behavior of potential homegrown radicals, Morrell said.
Morrell also warned that foreign terrorists like those affiliated with al-Qaeda in Yemen, have the resources to execute a terrorist attack on American soil.
“In terms of the ‘insider’ threat, Norah, really the only thing you can do is monitor extremist websites and see who goes there and see what kind of conversations they have there,” Morrell said.
Morrell encouraged the Obama administration to increase security around potential sites for terrorism, as it helps deter attacks.
Morrell’s comments come one day after an armed Muslim convert killed a Canadian soldier at the nation’s War Memorial and attacked the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.
Watch the video at The Washington Free Beacon.
Update: Leak: FBI Report Warns of Potential Homegrown ISIS Attacks Against Law enforcement in US (video)
LUBBOCK, Texas — Federal authorities have warned US law enforcement of potential terror attacks against them from homegrown ISIS members or supporters, according to a leaked internal bulletin exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas. The leaked document is dated October, 2014 and was provided by a trusted federal agent who did so on the condition of anonymity…
Update: CNN: NYC Hatchet Attacker ‘Radicalized’ by Islamic State Propaganda (video)
‘If linked, this is the third terror case in four days’
Islamic State supporters target journalists, FBI warns
An online posting by an Islamic State supporter says “media personnel, including anchormen, field reporters and talk show hosts” are among “prioritised targets.”
The Daily Signal
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sided today with the Internal Revenue Service and dismissed lawsuits by tea party organizations seeking redress for improper delays and scrutiny of their applications for tax-exempt status.
District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled that two lawsuits by True the Vote and Linchpins of Liberty, along with 41 other conservative organizations, were moot because the IRS took steps to address the scandal and “publicly suspended its targeting scheme.”’
“It’s a disappointing ruling because it basically leaves targets of bad behavior by the IRS without a remedy,” Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal…
The article continues, with video, at The Daily Signal.
22 Oct 2014
On October 22, recent Islamic convert Michael Zehif-Bibeau shot and killed a Canadian Forces reservist, then went into Parliament Hill with rifle in hand, but the carnage that could have followed was prevented when a good guy with a gun–Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers–shot and killed the attacker.
According to the Toronto Sun, Zehif-Bibeau was “just outside the Parliamentary library” and therefore close to reaching the MPs when Vickers stopped the attack. Reuters reports that the attacker was a mere 60 feet away from the MPs when Vickers intervened.
Vickers’ role as Sergeant-at-Arms is largely ceremonial. However, he is a 29-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, according to the National Post, and his training and experience appear to have come into play exactly when they were needed.
The Sydney Morning Herald quotes Canadian Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino as saying: “[Vickers] did a great job and, from what I know, shot the gunman.”
The assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the attack “caught [them] by surprise,” that they didn’t see it coming. So it is unclear how many more lives may have been lost if a good guy with a gun had not been present to stop Zehif-Bibeau.
Related: Standing ovation for man who shot Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (video)
Canada’s parliament reopened Thursday and gave a hero’s welcome to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, who a day earlier had put aside his ceremonial duties to draw a gun and take down an assailant…
via The Blaze:
h/t St Toldjah: