Monthly Archives: February 2019

Boys and Girls

“If the sports world can’t distinguish between girls and boys, the whole reason for women’s sports disappears.” Martina Navratilova

“Once biological reality is pushed aside, Mr. Andrew Sullivan writes, it becomes hard to define exactly what a woman really is.” Andrew Sullivan

“In January, USA Powerlifting announced a prohibition on transgender women, on the sensible ground that theirs is a strength sport and allowing biological males to compete wouldn’t be fair.” William McGurn

Martina Navratilova’s Girl Power

The tennis legend says allowing transgender women in women’s sports is ‘cheating.’

Former tennis player Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in London, July 10, 2018.

Are athletes who are born male but identify as female cheating girls? Tennis legend Martina Navratilova says they are.

“To put the argument at its most basic,” she wrote this weekend in an op-ed for the Sunday Times of London, “a man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires.”

Her conclusion is blunt: “It’s insane and it’s cheating. I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”

This isn’t the first time Ms. Navratilova has sounded off on the issue. “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women,” she tweeted in December. “There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.” After intense blowback, Ms. Navratilova said she would have nothing more to say until she’d studied the issue more closely. Continue reading

Islam vs. The West

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“A 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document, The ExplanatoryMemorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in NorthAmerica…elucidated plans to infiltrate and take over American democracy and the Constitution and replace them with an Islamic government and sharia. It clearly defines its ‘work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.’”  Janet Levy

‘The Road to Shariadom’ in America

By Janet Levy, AmericanThinker, February 15, 2019

The Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA) is part of an international network of Muslim scholars that preaches shariah rule as a government system, even issuing a fatwa delineating sharia’s “superiority” over democracy. It is one of many Muslim organizations now dangerously and politically active in the United States. They include the 25-year-old Council of Islamic Relations, CAIR, self-described as a “Muslim civil rights organization” with an Islamic perspective on American public issues. More recent organizations – created in 2015 and similarly politically dedicated – include JETPAC, the Justice, Education and Technology Policy Advocacy Center, which encourages American Muslims to get involved in local politics, and MPower Change, committed to creating a political platform for Muslim issues and organizing around it.

All these politically active Muslim-American groups, prominent Muslims and other Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations within the U.S. publicly avow that they have no intention of implementing sharia in the U.S.  Yet, their stated political goals, public statements and recent reports, betray their true intentions:  to grow in political strength sufficient to replace our democracy with their religious governance.

More than 100 top Muslim leaders belong to AMJA, which began in 2003. Imams at over 3,100 U.S. mosques look to AMJA for instructional guidance to lead their congregations. The group’s name in Arabic, “The Group of Sharia Specialists in America,” implies its purpose:  to impel Muslims to follow its comprehensive, sharia-compliant fatwas. Many of the group’s leaders attended Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, the world’s highest academy of Islamic learning and interpreter of the definitive sharia text – The Reliance of the Traveller.

Thus, AMJA possesses authority to provide legal rulings for the worldwide Islamic community and keep all Muslim Americans and affiliated Muslim Brotherhood organizations in line with unalterable sharia law. The organization rules on how Muslims must conduct themselves in the non-Muslim world until sharia becomes law. One fatwa revealingly instructs Muslim judges in non-Muslim countries to judge by Sharia “as much as possible, even if by ruse.”

Following the 2016 election and the perceived “calamity” of Trump’s victory, AMJA issued a major, fatwa-filled report:  “AMJA Post-Election Statement: Principles and Roadmap.” It cited concern over three specific Trump administration actions: the executive order barring entry to those from “countries of concern” – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – support for a congressional bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization and the announced move of the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Continue reading

The Green New Deal

gnd-aoc“The U. S. is responsible for about 14% of CO2 emissions and these have been declining due to increased use of carbon-light natural gas.  The rest of the world is responsible for 86% of the emissions and the rest of the world is not adopting a Green New Deal.”  Norman Rogers

“Trying to operate the electric grid of the United States on wind and solar power is simply ignorant.” Ibid

“Although we live in a golden age of prosperity and opportunity, we also live in an age of ignorance.” Ibid

“Socialistic ideas were already thoroughly discredited by 1950.  Think of George Orwell’s books 1984and Animal Farm, and the seminal critique of socialism The Road to Serfdomby F. A. Hayek.” Ibid

Editor’s Note:  Ludwig von Mises’ Socialism:  An Economic andSociological Analysispublished in 1922 already laid bare the essence of socialism and its aftermath.  Tom Bethell’s The Noblest Triumph likewise spells out the socialist parameters.  Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, of course, spoke right to its core: The Abolition of Private Property.

The Green New Deal

By Norman Rogers, The New American, February 14, 2019

Apparently, the inmates have taken over the asylum, led by the former barmaid Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now a member of Congress. The Green New Deal is a bizarre plan to create a cultural revolution in the United States. The role of Mao’s little red book is replaced by the musings of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). After the green revolution, happiness will reign throughout the land.

Ms. Ocasio can’t even make a credible threat to our economic well-being. According to the Green New Deal, if we don’t prevent global warming, we will lose $500 billion of annual economic output by 2100. The current GDP of the U.S. is $20 trillion. Assuming modest real growth of one percent per year, GDP will be $44 trillion (in current dollars) by 2100. Losing $500 billion or 1.1 percent of 2100 economic output is clearly minor and would be made up by 2101. The Green New Deal advocates instantly destroy their own argument with their own numbers. Continue reading