12 Things Women Cannot Do In Saudi Arabia

We at Calling Out Community often shake our heads when we hear people criticizing Israel for any reason.  If you knew what was really going on in the Middle East amongst her Islamic neighbours, you might think twice about verbally attacking the only real democracy in the Middle East.

How or why we are even friends with Saudi Arabia, one of the purported instigators of the September 11 attacks,¬†is beyond¬†us.¬† We want you to see¬†how backwards this country really is, especially if you are a woman.¬† You’ll shake your head in stunned disbelief.¬†

Earlier this year, a sign was placed in the window of a Starbucks coffee shop in Riyadah, the capital of Saudi Arabia, which stated simply:

“Please no entry for ladies only send your driver to order thank you”

untitledThe reason for this sexist ban?¬†¬†A wall designed to segregate men and women was reportedly removed during renovations.¬† A customer who tweeted a picture of the sign, which was written in English and Arabic, said the store “refused to serve me just because I’m a woman and asked me to send a man instead“.

In a statement, the shop said: “We are working as quickly as possible as we refurbish our Jarir store, so that we may again welcome all customers in accordance with local customs.”

cai4cabwkaaksw6CNN later reported that the store once again was serving women.  However, they lost me when they tried to compare this slight against Saudi women to the segregation against blacks in the United States earlier last century.

Men and women are segregated in the majority of public spaces in Saudi Arabia, with the Muslim kingdom’s religious police ensuring the rules are enforced.¬† “Unlawful mixing between sexes leads to the arrest of the violators and criminal charges,” political scientist Elham Manea writes for Deutche Welle.

Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, especially with regards to protecting women, has often been called into question.¬† Which makes me ask the question:¬† “WHY does the United States ally with these sexist backwards wingnuts?”¬† But that’s a side issue.

Saudi women were only allowed to vote for the first time in December 2015.  Women were also allowed to let their names stand for election for the first time then, and at least 18 Women were elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia, according to Al Jazeera.  The ban was lifted by King Abdullah shortly before his death last year.  Yet, in spite of being allowed to do so, only 130,000 women registered to vote out of approx. 10.5 million adult women.

(Credit: Moroccan World News)

The vote is being hailed as a landmark for the ultra-conservative kingdom, which has come under increasing criticism for its human rights record. While welcoming the news, rights groups reiterated their objections to other restrictions imposed on women, including a driving ban.

Yet, in spite of this new freedom afforded to women some of the most basic things that we take for granted are not afforded to Saudi women, including buying a coffee on their own.  Others include:

Going anywhere without a chaperone
(Credit: Getty Images)

Saudi women need to be accompanied by a male guardian known as a ‘mahram’ whenever they leave the house. The guardian is often a male relative and will accompany women on all of their errands, including shopping trips and visits to the doctor.

Such practices are rooted in “conservative traditions and religious views that hold giving freedom of movement to women would make them vulnerable to sins,” according to The Guardian.¬†¬†In one extreme case, a teenager reported that she had been gang-raped, but because she was not with a mahram when it occurred, she was punished by the court. The victim was given more lashes than one of her alleged rapists received, the Washington Post reported.

Drive a car

There is no official law that bans women from driving but deeply held religious beliefs prohibit it, with Saudi clerics arguing that female drivers “undermine social values”.

women2driveIn 2011, a group of Saudi women organised the “Women2Drive” campaign that encouraged women to disregard the laws and post images and videos of themselves driving on social media to raise awareness of the issue in an attempt to force change. It was not a major success.

Saudi journalist Talal Alharbi says women should be allowed to drive but only to take their children to school or a family member to hospital. “Women should accept simple things“, he writes for Arab News. “This is a wise thing women could do at this stage. Being stubborn won’t support their cause.”¬† I should add that Saudi Arabia is the only country on earth that still bans female drivers.

Wear clothes or make-up that “show off their beauty”
Famed designers Dolce & Gabbana even have a abaya and hijab collection. We kid you not (Credit: Style.com/Arabia)
Famed designers Dolce & Gabbana even have a abaya and hijab collection. We kid you not (Credit: Style.com/Arabia)

The dress code for women is governed by a strict interpretation of Islamic law and is enforced to varying degrees across the country. The majority of women are forced to wear an abaya ‚Äď a long black cloak ‚Äď and a head scarf. The face does not necessarily need to be covered, “much to the chagrin of some hardliners,” says The Economist. But this does not stop the religious police from harassing women for exposing too much flesh or wearing too much makeup.

The dress code was extended to all female television presenters earlier this year. The king’s advisory body, the Shoura Council, ruled that the women should wear “modest” clothes that do not “show off their beauty”.

Interact with men

Women are required to limit the amount of time spent with men they are not related to. The majority of public buildings including offices, banks and universities have separate entrances for men and women, the Daily Telegraph reports. Public transportation, parks, beaches and amusement parks are also segregated in most parts of the country. Unlawful mixing will lead to criminal charges being brought against both parties, but women typically face harsher punishment.

Go for a swim
The Luthan Hotel pool in Riyadah, a women's only facility that seems to not be catching on. (Credit: Luthan Hotel)
The Luthan Hotel pool in Riyadah, a women’s only facility that seems to not be catching on. (Credit: Luthan Hotel)

Reuters correspondent Arlene Getz describes her experience of trying to use the gym and pool at an upmarket Riyadh hotel: “As a woman, I wasn’t even allowed to look at them (‘there are men in swimsuits there,’ a hotel staffer told me with horror) ‚ÄĒ let alone use them.”¬† The Luthan Hotel and Spa in Riyadah is a women’s only hotel in the capital of Saudi Arabia, and it has a pool – the one wonders how they are supposed to use it if men must accompany them?

Compete freely in sports
Attar, a female runner from Saudi Arabia, was one of only 4 women allowed to compete by the Kingdom in the Rio Olympics.
American-born Sarah Attar, a female runner from Saudi Arabia, was one of only 4 women allowed to compete by the Kingdom in the Rio Olympics.¬†¬† She finished second-to-last in the women’s marathon (Credit: Yahoo! Sports)

Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia proposed hosting an Olympic Games without women. “Our society can be very conservative,” said Prince Fahad bin Jalawi al-Saud, a consultant to the Saudi Olympic Committee. “It has a hard time accepting that women can compete in sports.”

When Saudi Arabia sent its female athletes to the London games for the first time in 2012, hard-line clerics denounced the women as “prostitutes”. While they were allowed to compete, they had to be accompanied by a male guardian and wear a “Sharia-compliant” sports kit that covered their hair.¬† Sarah Attar, an American-born athlete, competed for Saudi Arabia in the Games.¬† Though she came in dead last, she was given a standing ovation by the giant crowd in the London stadium.

Try on clothes when shopping

“The mere thought of a disrobed woman behind a dressing-room door is apparently too much for men to handle,” says Vanity Fair writer Maureen Dowd in ‘A Girl’s Guide to Saudi Arabia‘.

Other more unusual restrictions include:

Entering a cemetery

It‚Äôs a religious obligation.¬† So therefore, it’s true of Muslims worldwide, and means that a mother cannot grieve the loss of a child or a wife over her husband’s death or a daughter over the death of her parents.¬† How totally STUPID Islam is.

 Reading an uncensored fashion magazine

Katy Perry's record breaking album had her all covered up in Saudi Arabia! (Credit: UNSW Wikispaces)
Katy Perry’s record breaking album had her all covered up in Saudi Arabia! (Credit: UNSW Wikispaces)

This isn’t such a bad idea, actually.¬† I think fashion magazines are just soft-core porn in North America anyway.¬† Here’s an example though¬†of what you’d be facing if you’re buying a fashion magazine in Saudi Arabia. Cover up, Katy Perry!

Buying a Barbie

635906169603706956-hijarbieAgain, not so nonsensical Рthey give a very negative body image to our young girls anyway.  Maybe they should be banned worldwide.  Though according to USA Today, there is now a Hijarbie.  Good god.  Now she comes in two great varieties Рthe body-image impossibility that sends millions of young girls into eating disorder hell- or the new sexist, overly-repressive Muslim version that teaches young girls that bondage is pretty.

This is truly the dumbest idea ever.


By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Aug. 21, 2016  Update September 18, 2016

We’d love to hear from you:

Elementary School Muslim Thugs – Part 2

ūüϧ By Islam Rising ¬¶ A Founding Blogger of the Calling Out Community
‚úí Posted April 11, 2016
ūüź¶ Twitter: Follow Us ¬¶ ūüĎć Facebook: Like Us
‚úČ Email us with comments and ideas!

Yesterday (Sunday, April 10) we brought you a very shocking story, through our partner blogger Islam Rising, that focused on the allegations of Muslim kids from Syrian families – as young as Grade 3 – that were attacking other children in a Halifax elementary schoolyard with chains, making hand gestures of decapitation and shouting pro-Islamic statements.

It was without a doubt one of the most-read stories we have ever had on the Calling Out Community site – in fact the #3 most-read story of all time out of more than 110 posts in the last year. We are particularly proud of the fact that we picked up on this story up to half a day before much bigger players did so.

The reactions were mostly favourable, minus that of one Muslim woman who had the gall to blame the reaction of the paper, after pulling the story without warning, as being the result of “poor journalism practices“:


You were partly correct. There is a newspaper strike into its 80+ day, and the article would have been written by a freelance author. However, that in no way affected the decisions made, nor was the writing of the article in any way the issue – it was the resulting editorial decisions (and accusations made against concerned citizens like ourselves) that we are now quite FURIOUS BEYOND WORDS ABOUT, and we are going to get even.

The paper posted a very revealing response today to the backlash created by stories like ours. What was offered was perhaps the worst piece of yellow journalism CRAP, which they considered their justification for retracting the story:

untitledCHRONICLE HERALD | PUBLISHED APRIL 8, 2016 – 8:01PM | UPDATED APRIL 11, 2016 – 9:01PM

The Chronicle Herald published a story Saturday that has drawn the wrath of many of our readers, particularly online.

It was based on two parents’ allegations of physical bullying and threatening behaviour by some of the children who recently arrived with refugee families.

The school cited in the article, Chebucto Heights Elementary, has had an influx of new students in recent weeks.

The story quoted two mothers who didn’t want their names used for fear of reprisals against them or their children. A third person, a grandparent, was interviewed and had similar concerns.

Since the article ran, another family has contacted us with a similar complaint.

Bullying is a sensitive subject. So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here.

Our story was incomplete and insufficiently corroborated, given the serious nature of the allegations.

Readers also rightly pointed out that the headline ‚ÄėParents worried over school kids‚Äô brutality‚Äô was unfortunate. Using the word brutality to describe children, particularly of an identifiable cultural group, is problematic.

Reaction to the story was all over the map, from thoughtful to downright scary.

Many journalists called publishing the story irresponsible. Some parents weighed in on social media on the need for better discipline and more supports to help newcomers in our schools.

Appallingly, anti-Muslim groups with words like ‚Äėcrusade‚Äô and ‚Äėjihad‚Äô in their names started sharing the article.

We pulled it from our website.

Since then, some readers have contacted us to object to the article’s removal.

Our concern is about more than reaction.

Social media is not a great place for the cautious, well-considered examination of problems. A newspaper ought to be. We should have done better and we will.

We’ll start by asking more questions and getting more answers.

We will also run letters and commentary. Please email us at letters@herald.ca.


Here’s our thoughts – 6 things to take away from this piece:

confidentialApparently, in order for a source to be considered valid to this paper, they have to be publicly named? Is that a joke? One secret informant in 1972 brought down a sitting President (Nixon), sent several to jail, and earned the journalists a Pulitzer Prize after the Watergate scandal. Yet, apparently this paper thinks abused kids, terrified by little Islamic thugs already, need to also be exposed publicly for the audacity of criticizing the Muslim community.


images821ROVCJThe little Islamic thugs remain free and clear. There even seems to be some justification for their behavior. Notice the soft language used to describe them: they are called ‘newcomers’, ‘some of the children who recently arrived with refugee families’, ‘those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here.’ Oh BOO HOO, poor little Mohamed. Don’t be upset that he choked your kid with a chain around his neck – cause he’s had a rough go. Right, and there are no abused kids in Halifax homes already? They should just shut up and take it?


childabuseApparently two different families can complain about the same thing and it’s still not enough. WHOA!  Wait a minute – but isn’t the paper now admitting that parents or grandparents have come forward now from four different families with the same story? How many kids have to come forward before its considered a story? What’s your child abuse minimum, Halifax Chronicle Herald?  (Oh yes, by the way Herald Chronicle,  ignoring or worse, even justifying child on child attacks is a form of abuse too).


These kids are ISIS soldiers - brutality can be a learned behaviour at any age.
These kids are ISIS soldiers – brutality can be a learned behaviour at any age.

“Using the word ‘brutality’ to describe children, particularly of an identifiable cultural group, is problematic.”  Wow, I guess the cultural elite in Halifax don’t get out much.  Perhaps it’s best we don’t tell the sensitive little darlings at this paper that there are videos on YouTube of Palestinian 3 year olds singing “death to Israel” songs (yes, there actually are songs) while brandishing knives.  Little ISIS soldiers under 10 years of age are slicing people’s heads off in other video horrors.  Kids can be brutal if they are taught to be.   But apparently in Halifax, it’s not considered ‘brutality’ when kids choke other kids in Grade 3 with chains. An autistic kid is threatened with decapitation but that’s not brutal? Children are even told that “Muslims will conquer the world”.  And yet you believe that the only truly problematic part of this story is the fact that some thinking people called it “brutality”?

thought-police-e1369141340932“Appallingly, anti-Muslim groups with words like ‚Äėcrusade‚Äô and ‚Äėjihad‚Äô in their names started sharing the article.” And that is the reason, dear friends, why a newspaper deleted its own stories from its own site.  Because someone was sharing it.  Sorry, is that not a newspaper’s actual REASON FOR EXISTENCE?  And is it in fact not the ULTIMATE MARKETING PLAN of most news media outlets today to boldly share controversial stories without compromise, and to have people you don’t even like or agree with share that story with others?

We used to call that “promotion“.  Are left-wing media outlets today so insecure about their messages that they now try to decide who gets to even read them One wonders what the editors of this paper would do if they knew that people actually use their newspaper to dry newly-washed windows, soak up any urine the new puppy might dribble out, cover the bottom of the bird cage, or to use as lightweight packing material for boxing up shiome nuts.  My God, the Halifax paper would fold in a week (pardon the pun).  Let’s keep these revelations our little secret – the poor ‘journalistic’ darlings are apparently dealing with enough.

Protecting parents and their kids with warnings about a real threat to their safety is not relevant, I guess – nor apparently is it the lack of this protection on an elementary school playground  the fact that the editors found to be most appalling.

Protecting Muslim reputations is paramount, no matter what the cost to  journalistic integrity or credibility. Clearly Muslims forced them to take the story down – otherwise this newspaper just provided us with a copy of their suicide note.

So, on behalf of the people of Halifax who have depended on you for generations to tell the truth, the whole truth (the W-5 who, what, when, where, why and how), we ask this question of the editors:

Herald Chronicle,  you bluntly stopped readers from being able to access a controversial story on your site, simply because some folks had the audacity to share it.  Therefore, can you now define for us going forward – what the hell is your REASON FOR CONTINUED EXISTENCE? 

This is an truly and incredibly bad example of total CENSORSHIP – from a newspaper of all places.  And we call “B.S.” on this nonsense about an identified “anti-Islamic’ group who would have the word Jihad in their name.  AND SO WHAT IF THEY DO? They have every right to free speech in this country, which one would have thought a newspaper would defend loudly and long.  The Herald-Chronicle has lost their way in this 80 day journalist’s strike I guess, as now they believe they are our den mother or hall monitor, not the provider of the news?

How people use the information a newspaper provides is quite frankly not a journalist’s main concern nor actually any of their business – telling the true story is their only task.

Since when does this paper suddenly feel the need to protect Islamic groups over all others?  How did Muslims suddenly manage to become the victims in this story – or in general?  We’re pre-supposing that anti-Israeli or pro-BDS groups can share this newspaper’s articles to their hearts content, and such actions won’t trigger story retractions from this site, because the stories themselves are often anti-Israel or pro-BDS.


Spect_Revolt_Elites_Anton-EmdinIt was hard to pick a winner, but in the end, we chose this sentence as our ultimate lame-ass  favorite: “Social media is not a great place for the cautious, well-considered examination of problems. A newspaper ought to be. We should have done better and we will”.

Well guess what ladies and gentleman? Apparently you’re too stupid to figure this stuff out yourself. Don’t be talking around the water cooler or your Twitter feed about thinge. The cultural elite will tell you exactly how to think.

Here’s our message to the Chronicle Herald – SCREW OFF. No one asked the you to give a “cautious well-considered examination” of anything. Tell the damn story – who, what, when, where and why. We can figure out what it means for us, thanks just the same.


imageFolks, forget what these idiots have to say. They gave up their right to be heard when they deleted their story.

If you want to know what’s really going on with this story, checkout the Rebel Media video. They have boots on the ground in Halifax and they have uncovered a shocking story that the cultural elite – and the Liberals – don’t want you to know. What else is new.


Media Protects Syrian Child Attackers

ūüϧ By Islam Rising ¬¶ A Founding Blogger of the Calling Out Community
✒ Posted April 10, 2016
ūüź¶ Twitter: Follow Us ¬¶ ūüĎć Facebook: Like Us
‚úČ Email us with comments and ideas!

On Saturday, April 9, the Halifax Chronicle Herald¬†published a very provocative story with the title “Parents worried over school kids‚Äô brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.”. The story, along with the rest of the Saturday paper, was distributed¬†to 72,000 homes that morning, according to 2014 circulation stats.

But today, just one day later, you will find the following, when you attempt to view the story on their website:

If you didn’t or couldn’t read the retraction statement, we’ve taken the liberty to reprint it:

This story has been removed. ¬†Bullying is a sensitive subject. ¬†So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here. ¬†Our story was incomplete. ¬†More work needs to be done and will be done before the story is republished. ¬†We should have done better and we will.”

If I were this reporter, I would sue. ¬†This is lamest thing we have ever read. ¬†“Bullying is a sensitive subject” – yah WE KNOW. ¬†That’s why we need to actually read about it – especially when the article alleged that¬†it’s happening on¬†elementary school property, at the hands of¬†Grade¬†3¬†Islamic thugs using chains to choke other kids, utilizing hand signals to signify cutting off their heads and announcing that Muslims are gonna conquer the world.

img_7082We especially need to read about it when it’s perpetrated by these so-called¬†Syrian “refugees” that our Prime Minister is paying a fortune from our national piggy bank to ram down our throats. Seemingly almost desperate to swamp us with these¬†Third World backwater-and-rape-culture suspects, Trudeau even ordered the selling off our remaining gold reserve¬†to pay for¬†their golden tickets to Canada, and our abundant social welfare programs.

We at Islam Rising (as well our hosts the Calling out Community) don’t care what their reasons were – the Chronicle Herald has demonstrated a gross lack of journalistic integrity with this story, and we’re all about shaming them for it today.¬†¬†If¬†the facts were wrong or the story was made up, then simply state that to the readers. ¬†Don’t papers fact-check stories, especially ones that are this explosive, before¬†they go to print?

This “incomplete story” nonsense, framed with references to “bullying” and “integration of newcomers”, says to us that they in fact¬†were also¬†bullied by¬†possibly the same Muslim community to shut up.

img_7080Staff at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris criticized Islam and were brutally slaughtered for it. Therefore, excuse us if we refuse to tolerate the bullying of our Canadian media by these Islamic hordes.

To be sure, there won’t be a republished story. ¬†They hope in 2 days you’ll forget all about it. ¬†We’re gonna make sure that doesn’t happen. So here now is the original story in its entirety.¬† The editors at the Chronicle Herald may have been scared into silence. The same knee jerk reaction/retraction after bullying will not be duplicated here. ¬†Enjoy.

img_7078HALIFAX ‚ÄĒ Concerned parents are reporting incidents of violence by refugee students at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.

Reports of students choking, pushing, slapping and verbally abusing their fellow classmates are causing parents to worry about the school’s disciplinary action.

‚ÄúThere has always been some fighting and bickering going on at the school but never to this degree,‚ÄĚ said Missy, the mother of two children who attend Chebucto Heights. She asked to be referred to by her nickname for this story.

Missy said her daughter, who is in Grade 3, was choked on Monday and Thursday last week by two refugee boys. A chain was used on both occasions, but she cannot confirm the size or strength of the chain. She said one boy yelled ‚ÄúMuslims rule the world‚ÄĚ while choking her daughter. School staff intervened, but to her knowledge, the students were not disciplined further.

According to the Halifax Regional School Board, refugees began registering at Chebucto Heights, located in the Cowie Hill neighbourhood of Halifax, in mid-February.

School board spokesman Doug Hadley said, as of last week, there are currently 252 refugee students enrolled in the region, with another 71 waiting on settlement of permanent housing.

Missy’s son, who is in Grade 5, has also been the subject of rough play on the soccer field. During games, refugee students reportedly take their thumb and slide it across their neck from left to right while staring into the eyes of their competitor; imitating the slicing of the throat.

Missy said the school’s response to this and other on-field violence was to cancel intramurals and soccer. But cancelling of recreational activity is not beneficial to students like Missy’s son who has ADHD and relies heavily on physical activity.

‚ÄúSoccer is what gets my son through the day,‚ÄĚ she said.

When asked about the violence at Chebucto Heights, Hadley said he couldn’t confirm whether an individual student had been involved in any behaviour that broke the board’s code of conduct.

He said there‚Äôs no connection between the cancellation of extracurricular activities and any violent behaviour. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a term teacher at Chebucto Heights that is finished their term in the next week or so, and they just finished the unit on soccer,‚ÄĚ he said. Intramurals will resume in May when the next term teacher begins.

Another mother, who asked not to be named, said her daughter was slapped after she and a classmate disagreed in the schoolyard. Her daughter reported the incident to her teacher.

‚ÄúThe school didn‚Äôt even call me to let me know.‚ÄĚ

She called and left a message, but said no one has returned her call. She said her daughter begs not to go to school because of the persistent bullying.

A language barrier could be a factor. Many refugee families do not speak English and integrating students into a primarily English speaking environment is bound to cause a few problems.

Missy suggests having an interpreter on staff to help new students understand curriculum or the reason for disciplinary action. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm all for the transition,‚ÄĚ said Missy.

‚ÄúI just think there should be people in the school to help and guide them.‚ÄĚ

The school board says there are currently 19.5 English as a second language teachers working in regional schools. ‚ÄúWe have a long history of welcoming newcomers all over the world to Nova Scotia,‚ÄĚ said Hadley. He encourages an open stream of communication between the school staff, students and parents.

‚ÄúIt doesn‚Äôt matter if the student is new to Canada or if they have been in school for many years in our system,‚ÄĚ said Hadley. ‚ÄúSchools would address it no matter who the child is the same way.”









So media tells a shocker that could bring a very real warning about danger to our kids Рand then just deletes it- most likely after pressure from the Islamic community.  Now, greater pressure from Canadians should be levelled on these editors for making this cowardly decision to pull this story.  This relates to real children in a real Canadian schools who have been attacked and whose very lives have been threatened by real Islamic thugs.

'Oddly enough, I feel offended...'
‘Oddly enough, I feel offended…’

A question to ponder:  if the grade 3 children in this family so easily perpetrate these crimes, imagine what the parents who raised them are like?

Our take on it? Round up the families of every child who instigated this violence and send them all back where they came from.

Don’t give us the “civil society / light shining on a hill” crap either. ¬†This is not redeemable behaviour – and if we allow it to continue we won’t have a civil society anymore. ¬†

These kids are¬†programmed to hate from birth, and their parents may be here to cause us harm. Kids that age don’t pick up “Muslims will rule the world” on Sesame Street.

To¬†our Prime Minister @Justintrudeau: At least for one day in your tumultuous reign and trust-fund-privileged life, can you cut the crap, drop the drama lessons, put the politics aside, grab some balls (maybe your “wife” will let you borrow hers) and do what’s right for Canada.

At least for one day.


Islam Greetings BEFORE Islamic Gunman?

Islamic IslamRising: Special feature to the Calling Out Community,
Posted July 19, 2015.

I’m rarely speechless, but sometime press releases and other news items bleed out of the Barak Hussein “I’m Not A Muslim”¬†Obama White House that are so absolutely¬†idiotic and more often than not, unbelievably one-sided, partisan,¬†ideological crap¬†as well, that I just can’t shut up about. ¬†It’s even more infuriating, however, when these same clearly partisan messages are not reported as such by our Western media, if they are even mentioned¬†at all.


On July 16, 2015, a gunman opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four service members immediately. Two other service members and a police officer were wounded, with one of the servicemen dying from his injuries two days later.

The gunman, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, a militant Islamist, was killed by police at the site of the second shooting. ¬†Of course Western media have been running the story for days that the poor little victim of depression was just misunderstood. ¬†If you want to get into the mind of this whack job, he¬†had a blog, which for reasons I don’t understand is still being hosted by WordPress.

(Footnote: WordPress is the same group that restricted my own blog content for 24 hours, forcing me to censor some selected text on 1 Blog posting out of nearly 50 now in various stages of publication. My crime was naming the a coward who had been posting vile, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, pro-gay rhetoric and harassing me non-stop through my blog. ¬† My free speech, my ability to defend myself against a vicious character assassination, was completely dismissed.¬† Yes these same “professionals” have no problems maintaining the blog of an Islamic terrorist serial killer. Good job WordPress, I’m sure you are proud – but you DISGUST me)

img_2727Later that afternoon, in an outrageous display of tactlessness and bad timing,  Obama sent a celebratory message to Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account at 4:48 P.M, celebrating the end of Ramadan, and a happy Eid Mubarak.

However, it wasn’t until 6:08 P.M., nearly 7 hours later, ¬†that the White House tweeted a video message from Obama entitled a ‚Äúheartbreaking circumstance.‚ÄĚ ¬†Unbelievable that the words “terrorist”, “terrorism” and “Islamic” were never mentioned. ¬†Others might certainly have called this specific¬†incident ‚Äúa terrorist attack.‚ÄĚ

img_2726According to a CNN report on the day of the shooting:

 The shooting suspect was armed with an AK-47 style weapon at the time of the attack, according to two law enforcement officials.  The incident is being investigated by the FBI terrorism task force. (emphasis ours)

kate.pngThe president has been criticized this week for a number of insensitive moves regarding the deaths and captivity of Americans. Earlier this week, ¬†Obama remained silent on the July 1 murder of Kate Steinle, killed¬†by a previously deported illegal alien, as reported by Breitbart News‚Äô Alex Swoyer. ¬†After all, it was under Obama’s administration,¬†36,007 illegal immigrants (2013) who had criminal convictions were released from prison, and 1,000 of those re-offended. ¬†30,558 illegal immigrants were released in 2014. ¬†Obama had no problem talking about Michael Brown, however, within three days of his death,

Katie Steinle¬†was also the same woman that Congressman Luis Guti√©rrez (D-IL), ¬†was stupidly referring to¬†by saying her death¬†was a “little thing”. ¬†Kate Steinle was murdered at the hands of a hardened criminal and five-time deportee, in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.

1436898701136That same day, Breitbart News’ Jeff Poor reported about the president’s chastisement of CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett, when he questioned Obama about the negotiations with Iran that left four Americans in captivity in the wake of his nuclear arms agreement:

  • jay-sekulow
    Credit: American Center for Law and Justice

    For months now, various groups¬†had demanded that the U.S. bring home pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, who¬†was sentenced to eight years in prison on January 27, 2013, reportedly on charges of undermining national security through private religious gatherings in Christian homes in Iran in the early 2000s. In November 2013, the Iranian government transferred Abedini to Rajai Shahr prison, just outside of Karaj, Iran. ¬†Since his sentencing, he’s been told¬†that he would have years added to his sentence unless he renounced Christianity. ¬†Obama looked Pastor Saeed‚Äôs wife, Naghmeh and their two young children, in the eye and promised them that securing Pastor Saeed‚Äôs release from an Iranian prison was a ‚Äútop priority.‚Ä̬†¬†Donald Trump was quoted on December 11, 2013, after meeting Pastor Abedini’s wife in New York:

“Our country is being run down into the tubes. We are a laughingstock throughout the world,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThink of the power that this country once had ‚ÄĒ and now we can‚Äôt even get a Christian pastor out of a jail.‚ÄĚ

  • marineAmir Hekmati is an American citizen, and a Marine veteran currently imprisoned in Iran for over 3.5 years – making his the longest imprisonment of any American in Iranian history, including the Iran hostages released in 1981. ¬†The Iranian-American was born in Arizona but held dual citizenship when he flew to Iran to visit his dying grandmother. ¬†Hekmati was arrested and charged with spying for the United States government. He was sentenced to death, but that sentence was reversed. Hekmati was then convicted of a lesser charge and sentenced to 10 years in prison. ¬†¬†As a Marine, he served honorably during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the following decorations: Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon. ¬†In recent months his father has become very ill and is dying. ¬†This American hero MUST be returned home.
  • 03-press-865x10243Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who is an American-Iranian journalist currently employed as The Washington Post¬†bureau chief in Tehran, Iran. On July 22, 2014, Iranian authorities raided the Tehran residence of Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and took the couple into custody. ¬†Salehi was released on October 6, but Rezaian remains in custody at Evin Prison, a detention center in Tehran known for housing political prisoners and intellectuals.¬†¬†After nine months of speculation, it was made public on April 20, 2015 that Iranian authorities have indicted Rezaian on four charges, including espionage and “propaganda against the establishment.”¬†¬†Rezaian’s trial began on May 26, 2015.[4]
  • Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson¬†vanished after traveling to the Iranian island of Kish in March 2007. In December 2011l, video evidence he was still alive sprang up, held captive there. ¬†He is now one of the longest-held U.S. citizens in history. ¬†On March 9, the 8th anniversary of his disappearance¬†– and the day before his 67th birthday, the¬†FBI announced has increased its reward for information on Mr.¬†Levinson from $1 million to $5 million

The lesson of this story? ¬†By all means, no matter how obvious it is that we have a serious problem with the Islamic jihadists in North America and around the world, this Obama administration isn’t going to even speak their names, nor ever call them what they truly are. ¬†It fears saying the name of its worst enemy –¬†very similar to how the characters in the Harry Potter series of books/movies never spoke¬†the evil wizard Valdemorte,¬†for fear of conjuring him. ¬†Though¬†perhaps¬†Beetlejuice is more reflective of the type of enemy¬†we are actually facing here. ¬†Ignoring their existence and not fighting against them is in every sense aiding and abedding the enemy.

Also, if you’re an American that is arrested and/or detained aboard, you can have every confidence that your government – won’t give a damn, won’t lift a finger, won’t acknowledge you are still needing help. ¬†Especially if you’re a Christian pastor.