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Rep. Steve Scalise Was In ‘Imminent Risk Of Death’ After Shooting, Doctor Says

Rep. Steve Scalise and Matt Mika are still in the hospital.

Four people were wounded by gunfire and two sustained other injuries, authorities said.

A single bullet traveled across Scalise’s pelvis, fractured bones, injured internal organs and caused severe bleeding, the hospital said, and he was transported in shock to the medical center.

Scalise, 51, was one of four people shot by the gunman Wednesday. The others were Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle; Matt Mika, a Tyson Foods lobbyist, who’s in intensive care with chest wounds; and congressional staffer Zachary Barth, who was hit in the leg and is out of the hospital. Barth’s boss, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, twisted his ankle during the shooting, and Capitol Police Officer David Bailey also sustained a minor injury.

Mika, who had also been in critical condition, is now in serious condition, which is an improvement, according to a spokeswoman for George Washington University Hospital. CBSNews

According to doctors, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was in “imminent risk of death” when he arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital on Tuesday and endured several operations to steam a potentially fatal wound to his midsection that threatened numerous vital organs.

Dr. Jack Sava, the chief trauma surgeon, said that Scalise was in shock when he was taken there after being shot during a Congressional baseball practice.

Medstar doctors reported that Scalise remains in critical condition with more surgeries to come but they “are encouraged by improvement in his condition.”

Sava said the “risk of death” is less now than it was days ago, at which time he could have died of his wounds.  DailyCaller

Historic August 21st Eclipse

It will cross the US from west to east, beginning at Lincoln Beach, Oregon.

On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass from coast-to-coast through the continental United States for the first time in nearly a century.

The event will be visible to millions of people as it crosses through 14 states, with the path of totality stretching from Lincoln Beach, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina.

However, forecasters say there may be a problem that scuppers the plans of millions – cloud…

‘We found that the coasts could be susceptible to cloudier conditions and that increased cloud cover may be possible as the eclipse travels across the country east of the Mississippi River.

At its totality, the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, leaving only the ‘pearly white rays’ of its elusive corona visible to the naked eye – but, even in areas set to experience the longest duration of totality, the sun will only be fully covered for less than three minutes.

To be sure you don’t miss out on the rare event, scientists have revealed many ways to prepare, from what time the eclipse will pass through your city, to when you should put on your safety glasses. 

While entirety of the event will only be seen along the 70-mile-wide path of totality, even viewers outside the range will be able to see a partial solar eclipse.

The latter will be visible all across North America, and even in parts of South America, Africa, and Europe, according to NASA

There, the total solar eclipse will begin at 10:16 a.m. (PDT).

The phenomenon will then cross through the US over the course of roughly an hour and a half, passing through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

It will end near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. (EDT), according to NASA.

While the totality itself will last just a few minutes, the eclipse  – from start to finish – will span more than an hour as the moon moves in and out of the sun’s path, giving rise to a series of crescents along the way.

It’s not enough just to know where to see it, though.

Viewers must also be prepared with the proper gear to protect their eyes during the event. DailyMail

Video:  NASA EDGE Solar Eclipse2017 Preview

Online:  Main NASA site for 2017 August 21 eclipse

The New York Shakespeare Festival – Received $30M From Taxpayers

Anyone surprised?

After learning that an actor dressed to look just like his father gets brutally murdered on stage in a production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Donald Trump, Jr. asked, “I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers?”

Well, thanks to some digging by Adam Andrzejewski, founder of the federal watchdog OpenTheBooks.com, we now know the answer:

Data at OpenTheBooks.com shows that over $4.1 million in federal, state and city grants funded the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) – the parent company to Public Theater and its production, Shakespeare in the Park – over the past three years. The total amount since 2009? Nearly $30 million.

The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) sought to ensure the Trumps that it had not funded this performance, but failed to disclose grants totaling $630,000 to NYSF over the last eight years. Such “art” couldn’t be made possible without those funds.

These public theaters don’t charge admission and like to thank “generous donors” for their part in keeping art free to the public. However, the controversial stunt pulled onstage caused Bank of American and Delta to pull support. But the NYSF is doing just fine, as Andrzejewski points out:

Posted OpenTheBooks.com data reveals that state and city agencies gave the largest amounts of government grants to NYSF. Since 2010, New York City gave NYSF $23.5 million to build and renovate their public theater and funded an additional $5 million as ‘payments to cultural institutions.’ Over the past three years, the New York state agency ‘Council on the Arts’ chipped in $310,000…

According to IRS990 disclosures, NYSF paid-out nearly $20 million in compensation, with $912,646 going to just three highly-compensated employees. Top pay went to Oskar Eustis, the theater’s artistic director and director of this summer’s Julius Caesar. Eustis earned $381,993. Patrick Willingham, the theater’s executive director, received the second-highest amount: $327,088. TruthRevolt

Fort Worth, Texas Police Officers, Strangers Buy 95-year-old Man New Air Conditioner

Julius Hatley is a 95-year-old World War II vet.

With temperatures topping 90 degrees in Fort Worth, Texas, last week, residents without air conditioning certainly had a lot to complain about, especially 95-year-old Julius Hatley.

But Hatley made the best of his situation, sitting on his porch in the shade to keep cool. He even continued his yard work, despite the unbearable heat.

On Thursday, the 95-year-old’s luck took a turn.

Drenched in sweat, the man called the Fort Worth Police Department to report his broken air conditioner.

“This wasn’t a regular 911 call,” Fort Worth Officer William Margolis told CBS News. “It was what you’d label ‘low priority’ because we’re not AC techs.”

After responding to a few other calls first, Margolis and his partner, Christopher Weir, made their way to Hatley’s home, where they discovered both his central air conditioning and window unit were broken.

“When we got there around 8:30 a.m. his house was 85 to 90 degrees already,” Margolis said. “In Texas, it gets hot.”

After talking over the situation with his partner, Margolis promised the man he’d find a solution. In the meantime, Hatley tried his best to keep from overheating.

“It went out last night… so I had to sit on my porch,” Hatley told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. “My porch is cool.”

Margolis couldn’t shake the image of the elderly man sitting in his home in the sweltering heat, so he decided to make a pit stop at Home Depot and Weir agreed.

The officers asked employees for help finding a good air conditioning unit, explaining Hatley’s situation in the process.  The Home Depot workers were so touched by the officers’ kind gesture, they offered to pitch in their own money, too.

“While there, Home Depot managers and employees decided to contribute $150 of their own money to help with the cause,” Weir’s wife, Jennifer, wrote on Facebook. “This is what being an officer is about.”

Weir, along with another co-worker, Officer Steven Rebrovich, helped Margolis install the air conditioning unit inside Hatley’s home later that day. CBSNews

Looking Out For Others

“He was actually really excited,” Margolis said. “He said he knew if he needed help to call 911 and we actually were able to help him, so he was really excited about it.” SpringFieldNews

Jennifer Weir (Officer Weir’s wife) told CBS News. “We are also currently working on getting his windows replaced, his house repainted and groceries every week.”

Bernie Fan Thwarted In Attempt To Massacre GOP Congressional Baseball Team

Update:  Video — Mark Steyn: Left wants to denormalize, dehumanize opponents

James Hodgkinson (killed by police), Trump-hating Bernie supporter, attempted a massacre of a GOP Congressional Baseball Team practicing for a planned charity game.  It was fortunate that House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise ( R-La) was at the practice game, his security detail of Capital Police were there.  Their armed response, both were wounded, prevented a massacre.  The DailyMail reported that Hodgkinson fired up to 100 rounds.

House majority whip Steve Scalise’s condition has been downgraded to critical.

Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop earlier described how one man – thought to be part of Scalise’s Capitol Police protection detail – stood his ground to return fire as the congressmen and at least one of their children dove for cover in a dugout and Scalise dragged himself across the field after being hit, leaving a trail of blood behind him.  DailyMail

 

Flashback:  Climate of Hate

Just hours after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson, Ariz.  in 2011 by Jared Loughner, an insane man, that the left media began a campaign against the “climate of hate” allegedly fostered by Sarah Palin.  There was no evidence that Loughner, a schizophrenic, was inspired by Palin.

Clarence Dupnik, the Democrat sheriff of Pima County after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot:
“We need to do some soul-searching. It’s the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the TV business. When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government, the anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous.”

The Present:  The Left reacts to Scalise shooting with predictable viciousness.

In the wake of the shooting, lots of people on the Internet lost their minds. Several progressives even went out of their way to suggest the victims deserved to get shot because they have the wrong views on gun control, or Obamacare, or Donald Trump. Here are some of the most insane reactions to the Congressional baseball shooting so far.

Newsweek seemed to think the most important fact about the shooting is that one of the victims supported Donald Trump. The Federalist

Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos and Vox, responded today to a year old tweet from Sen. Rand Paul who was quoting Judge Napolitano:  “Why do we have a Second Amendment?  It’s not to shoot deer. It’s to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical.”

Vilification and dehumanizing discourse to condoning violence.  The Left is a nonstop hate fest from Berkeley to a baseball field in Virginia to New York.

Huff Post Writer:

James Hodgkinson did this shooting and he did it for ideological reasons.  He asked Rep. Ron DeSantis , “Are those Republicans or Democrats out there practicing?”

All political goals and discourse that promotes and uses force should be condemned! Continue reading Bernie Fan Thwarted In Attempt To Massacre GOP Congressional Baseball Team

Poll Shows Nearly Half of Millennials Open To Government Removing Children From Homes That Won’t Support Transgender Transitioning

This is what fascism looks like today in America.

Gender dysphoria is a mental illness, it is not a life style choice.

On Monday, Whatsgoodly released the results of a poll regarding the views of millennials on a crucial issue of governmental intrusion: do young Americans believe that the government should “remove children from homes where the parents refuse to provide resources for gender transition?”

This issue has become a hot button of late thanks to a piece of legislation in Canada that gives the government the capacity to do just that.

he results are stunning. Fully 18% of the 1,402 respondents answered yes; another 27% said they were unsure. Among female respondents, a majority stated that children should either be removed from the home (21%), or they were unsure (33%). A whopping 60% of Clinton voters felt the same way; just 7% of those who voted for Trump said yes, and 15% said they were unsure. Among self-described liberals, 47% said they were either in favor of government removal (10%) or unsure about it (37%).

All in all, this means that nearly half of all millennials polled were open to the idea that the government should forcibly intervene in a family if parents refuse to cater to the transgender notions of their children. It should be noted that the question involved no age restrictions. DailyWire

U.S. Government Finally Does Something to Help Persecuted Christians In The Middle East

Good.

The government took a major step towards helping embattled Christians in the middle east region and the faith-based organizations trying to help them.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would authorize the U.S. government to fund American relief groups helping displaced Iraqi and Syrian Christians in the Middle East. As ongoing media reports have published around the world, ISIS has maimed, beaten and killed thousands of Christians and Yazidi’s in the Middle Eastern nation of Iraq and Syria, Faithwire has reported regularly over the last year.

As a solution to the bloodshed, Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey and Anna Eshoo, D-California introduced the bipartisan bill: the Iraq and Syrian Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act which authorizes the Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide funding to faith-based organizations and others who are working tirelessly on the ground to help religious minorities escape the ugly grip of ISIS. FaithWire

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act, or H.R. 390, in a voice vote. The bill will provide emergency relief and aid to the victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria, particularly the Christians in the Middle East as well as other religious minorities…

“As this legislation has been passed by the House, we urge the Senate to act upon it and expedite it as quickly as possible,” Elias said. “These Yezidis and Christians are in dire need for such assistance in order to survive as religious minorities in our region.” CruxNow

Senator Bernie Sanders Opposes Nominee Over Biblical Religious Beliefs

Russell T. Vought is President Trump’s nominee to be assistant budget director.

In a Senate Budget Committee meeting Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders aimed a hostile line of questioning at Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget nominee Russell Vought.

Vought, a graduate of Wheaton College, wrote a defense of the school last year for The Resurgent after many attacked the school for its discipline of a professor who said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In the piece, he wrote, “Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, his Son, and they stand condemned.” ChristianHeadlines

Senator Sanders Grills Nominee 

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”

It was Christ who spoke to those who rejected him saying that they do not know the Father. Senator Sanders, responding to Vought’s article and argument said that it was “indefensible. It is hateful. It is Islamaphobic. And it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world.”

Vought in response to Senator Sanders said, “I’m a Christian and I believe in a Christian set of principles.”

He defended his post by explaining that it was his effort as a Christian to identify with the Christian beliefs of his alma mater, but Senator Sanders kept coming back again and again and again. At what point he asked Vought,

“Do you believe that people in the Muslim religion stand condemned?”

Vought answered, “Again, Senator, I’m a Christian, and I wrote that piece…”

The Senator interjected, “I understand that. I don’t know how many Muslims there are in America. … Are you suggesting that all of those people stand condemned? What about Jews? They stand condemned too?”

Vought again began to explain where his convictions are grounded in historic Christianity when the Senator simply said, “I understand that you are a Christian!”

Actually, it would be an understatement to say that the Senator merely raised his voice. As the Huffington Post reported, he shouted. The Senator said,

“There are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?”…

Senator Sanders concluded his remarks, quite agitated remarks, yesterday by saying that Vought “is not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.” AlbertMohler

Alternatives Of What Is Going On

Now let’s look at this and ask ourselves what the alternatives are here. Well there’s one alternative that comes down to the fact that Senator Bernie Sanders, an agnostic individual of Jewish background, really doesn’t have much of an idea of what biblical Christianity is and might be actually absolutely shocked to find out that orthodox Christianity holds to the exclusivity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Furthermore, thinking along the lines of this alternative, it might be that Senator Sanders knows very, very little about Jesus Christ and would have absolutely no knowledge of the fact that Christ himself claimed that very exclusivity.

There’s another alternative, and that is that Senator Sanders was basically not so much theologically offended as he was seizing a political opportunity. It’s a bit odd to say the very least that here you have an agnostic Senator from Vermont who all of a sudden shows up with an article that was published on a website defending Wheaton College in a controversy from back in 2016. I don’t think that this is a website that Senator Sanders frequents or was likely merely to have come across. We’re talking about the fact that someone on his staff no doubt set him up in order to have this exchange with Russell Vought.

But the important thing for us to recognize is that regardless of those alternatives, here you had Bernie Sanders directly addressing the exclusivity of the Gospel and rejecting it, but not just rejecting a very clear theological teaching that is essential in central to historic Christianity, but going on to reject a candidate—that is to say a nominee for a presidentially appointed position—simply on the basis of the fact that he had the temerity to write an article defending his alma mater and in so doing to defend that historic Christian doctrine. According to Senator Bernie Sanders, that kind of belief is simply out of bounds. Again to quote the senator, he said anyone who holds those beliefs “is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.” AlbertMohler

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

In response to Sanders, Moore said:

“Senator Sanders’ comments are breathtakingly audacious and shockingly ignorant—both of the Constitution and of basic Christian doctrine. Even if one were to excuse Senator Sanders for not realizing that all Christians of every age have insisted that faith in Jesus Christ is the only pathway to salvation, it is inconceivable that Senator Sanders would cite religious beliefs as disqualifying an individual for public office in defiance of the United States Constitution. No religious test shall ever be required of those seeking public office. While no one expects Senator Sanders to be a theologian, we should expect far more from an elected official who has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution.” erlc

Hezbollah Operatives In U.S. Arrested By DOJ

The two men were seeking targets.  Hezbollah is Iran’s proxy terrorist organisation.

On Thursday, two members of the terrorist organization Hezbollah were arrested in the United States; one in the Bronx and one in Michigan.  One was gathering information regarding operations and security at airports in the U.S. and surveilling U.S. military and law enforcement facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The other was identifying areas of weakness and construction at the Panama Canal. DailyWire

Department of Justice statement:

“Today, we announce serious terrorism charges against two men who allegedly trained with and supported the Islamic Jihad Organization, a component of the foreign terrorist organization Hizballah. Recruited as Hizballah operatives, Samer El Debek and Ali Kourani allegedly received military-style training, including in the use of weapons like rocket-propelled grenade launchers and machine guns for use in support of the group’s terrorist mission. At the direction of his Hizballah handlers, El Debek allegedly conducted missions in Panama to locate the U.S. and Israeli Embassies and to assess the vulnerabilities of the Panama Canal and ships in the Canal. Kourani allegedly conducted surveillance of potential targets in America, including military and law enforcement facilities in New York City. Thanks to the outstanding work of the FBI and NYPD, the allegedly destructive designs of these two Hizballah operatives have been thwarted, and they will now face justice in a Manhattan federal court.”

Ali Kourani

Kourani, 32, was born in Lebanon and has been trained in weapons since the age of 16. He arrived in the U.S. in 2003 and earned citizenship six years later. According to Legal Insurrection, Kourani lied on his immigration application and denied having any ties to terror organizations. While living in the Bronx, Kourani earned a degree in biomedical engineering and an M.A. in business administration. In his free time he tried to buy weapons to send to the Hezbollah organization. TruthRevolt

Ali Kourani, 32, of the Bronx, New York, was charged with providing, attempting, and conspiring to provide material support to Hezbollah; receiving and conspiring to receive military-type training from Hezbollah; a related weapons offense that is alleged to have involved, among other weapons, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and machine guns; violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); and naturalization fraud to facilitate an act of international terrorism. DailyWire

El Debek

El Debek, 37, lives in Livonia, Michigan, and is believed to have joined the terror organization in 2008. He is accused of traveling to Lebanon on multiple occasions for training and bomb making. Using his U.S. passport, El Debek went to Thailand in 2009 reportedly “to help clean up explosive residue left behind in a safehouse used by members of a Hezbollah-backed terror cell.” In 2011, he traveled to Panama and photographed the U.S. and Israeli embassies. A year later, he was back checking out the Panama Canal. TruthRevolt

Samer el Debek, 37, of Dearborn, Michigan, aka “Samer Eldebek,” was charged with providing, attempting and conspiring to provide material support to Hezbollah; receiving and conspiring to receive military-type training from Hezbollah; use of weapons in connection with a crime of violence that is alleged to have involved, among other weapons, explosives, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and machine guns; and violating and conspiring to violate IEEPA.DailyWire

Federal Prosecutor Drops Bombshell: Up To 100 Girls May Have Had Their Genitals Cut In Michigan

That is just in Michigan.  The number of victims nationwide would be in the hundred of thousands.

A federal prosecutor dropped a bombshell in court Wednesday, telling a federal judge that the government estimates that as many as 100 girls may have had their genitals cut at the hands of a local doctor and her cohorts.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward disclosed the information while trying to convince a judge to keep a doctor and his wife locked up in the historic case. It involves allegations that two Minnesota girls had their genitals cut at a Livonia clinic in February as part of a religious rite of passage and were told to keep what happened a secret.

“Due to the secretive nature of this procedure, we are unlikely to ever know how many children were cut by Dr. (Jumana) Nagarwala,” Woodward said, referring to the lead defendant in the case,  later adding, “The Minnesota victims were not the first victims.”

Against Woodward’s wishes, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman granted bond to two other defendants in the case: Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, of Farmington Hills, who is accused of letting Nagarwala use his clinic to perform genital cutting procedures on minor girls; and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, who is accused of holding the girls’ hands during the procedure to keep them from squirming and to calm them.

The government believes the three defendants, all members of a local Indian-Muslim sect, subjected numerous girls to genital cutting procedures over a 12-year period. To date, the government says it has identified eight victims — including the two Minnesota girls — though Woodward said the government estimates there could be as many as 100 victims. She said that’s a conservative estimate, and that it’s based on Dr. Attar’s alleged admission to authorities that he let Nagarwala use his clinic up to six times a year to treat children for genital rashes. Detroit Free Press

ACLU Fights Against Law Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation In Maine.  There is a federal law against FGM.  Maine Rep. Sirocki wants a state law against FGM in Maine.

Maine GOP Rep. Heather Sirocki is sponsoring bill LD745 which would make the Islamic ritual of female genital mutilation (FGM) a crime. However, the American Civil Liberties Union is very much opposed to the legislation.

Sirocki says Maine is a high-risk area in America for FGM and happens so often that the federal government sends special funds to help the state. The bill would make FGM a Class B crime which carries a $20,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. In addition, the bill punishes parents and/or guardians of the victim and criminalizes “vacation cutting” — where the victim is flown overseas to have the “procedure.”

According to The Daily Caller, the ACLU “staunchly opposes the protection.”

“ACLU spokesman Oamshri Amarasingham said that the risk of mutilation isn’t worth expanding Maine’s criminal code,” the report states. “The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault also supported the ACLU, arguing that FGM is not happening in Maine.” TruthRevolt

Sirocki, however, pointed to a 2012 report from the Center for Disease Control, which found 500,000 victims of FGM in the US. Furthermore, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found that 400 individuals have been arrested and 785 deported for FGM violations nationwide since 2003…

While FGM has been a crime federally since 1996, Maine is one of the highest-risk areas in the country for the practice, and Sirocki said that law enforcement needs to be able to try offenders on the state level.

“Federal prosecutors take a very small amount of cases,” Sirocki said. “The state of Maine deals with thousands of cases. If a situation would occur and this is the issue, if the federal government doesn’t have enough prosecutors, it doesn’t get prosecuted.” DailyCaller

 

NSA Leaker Reality Winner Denied Bail

Winner is not a whistle-blower.  She is another leftest that would rather destroy this country than see it succeed under Trump.

Reality Winner portrayed little emotion in court Thursday as she was denied bond in her federal espionage case after the government alleged that she may have stolen other top secret information and poses an ongoing risk to national security.

The Air Force veteran, 25, is accused of mailing a classified report on a Russian military intelligence cyber-attack in 2016 to a news website…

The prosecution made their case for Winner to be detained based on evidence that one prosecutor called ‘downright frightening’.

The prosecution alleged that Winner is ‘extremely intelligent’ and may have removed information from a ‘Top Secret computer on a USB drive’ while she was on active duty and stated that the thumb drive has not been located…

The prosecution stated that Winner had a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism. The government claimed that they had found handwritten notes during a search at Winner’s home which appeared to sympathize with Osama bin Laden and other terrorists.

Authorities claim another handwritten statement found during a search of Winner’s home allegedly read: ‘I want to burn the White House down and go live in Kurdistan.’

Authorities claim another handwritten statement found during a search of Winner’s home allegedly read: ‘I want to burn the White House down and go live in Kurdistan.’

Prosecutors said in recorded jailhouse calls that Winner told her mother how to play her side of the story in the media.

They also said in a phone call she made to her sister that she was confident in how to ‘play the court’ during her bond hearing.

‘I’m pretty, white and cute,’ she allegedly told her sister. Prosecutors said Winner told her sister she would braid her hair and cry in court.  DailyMail

Not a ‘Brave Young Patriot’

Television personality Rosie O’Donnell donated $1,000 to a GoFundMe campaign set up for Reality Winner, the 25-year-old contractor accused of illegally leaking U.S. secrets.

Winner was arrested Tuesday for giving classified documents on a Russian cyber attack to left-wing outlet the Intercept. She was caught almost immediately after the Intercept showed copies of the document to the authorities, inadvertently giving away details that fingered Winner.

The same day, a GoFundMe was set up for those who wanted to support Winner. “This is a time to come together and unite in peace and hope and show the world LOVE ALWAYS WINS over hate! Good resists even when evil persists!” the description reads.

The largest contribution to the campaign came from a user named “Rosie O’Donnell.”  FreeBeacon

GoFundMe forbids being used for people who are accused of a crime.  

A. establish or contribute to any Campaign with the implicit or express purpose relating to any of the following:
12. the defense or support of anyone alleged to be involved in criminal activity; GoFundMe  Terms

Why is this still up?

Dearborn, Michigan Islamic Preacher Who ‘Inspired’ London Attacker

Ahmad Musa Jibril was born and lives in Dearborn, Michigan.  He vanished after the London attack.

In April 2014, ICSR researchers found that 60 percent of foreign fighters in Syria followed Jibril on Twitter. CounterExtremism

Ahmad Musa Jibril, 46, from Dearborn, Michigan, is a U.S. citizen whose online preaching is said to have inspired one of the London attackers. Khuram Butt was reported to have followed Jibril online, prompting one associate to warn authorities when he started speaking about the American preacher.

The American preacher of hate watched online by one of the London terror attackers was called ‘fanatically anti-American’ by prosecutors – and even photographed posing as a ‘mujaheddin’ – a jihadi warrior.

Ahmad Musa Jibril fled his Dearborn, Michigan, home in the aftermath of the mass murder attack so quickly that he left his sandals on the deck. His mother and sister who live a few blocks away had also vanished. DailyMail

Ahmad Musa Jibril has fled his home so fast he left his flip flops behind.

One of the London terrorist attackers, British police revealed Monday, was Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a British citizen born in Pakistan who had been investigated by police and MI5. A second attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30, also known as Rachid Elkhdar, and according to police a Moroccan or Libyan. At this writing, police have not revealed the name of the third attacker, but it is now apparent where he got his motivation to kill.

According to Daily Caller reporter Saagar Enjeti, Ahmad Musa Jibril, an Islamic preacher in Michigan, helped radicalize the attacker. Jibril was “well known on YouTube for preaching sermons that appear to lionize Islamic terrorists fighting in Syria.” He is a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent who earned a degree in Islamic law from Saudi Arabia. As Enjeti notes, Jibril appears to have problems adhering to U.S. criminal law as “a convicted fraudster who at one time owed nearly a quarter of a million dollars in restitution to the U.S. government, and served nearly 7 years in prison.”

According to Newsweek, “Jibril preaches a Salafist version of Islam, one of the most conservative strands of the religion and the ideology from which members of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda derive their beliefs.” Based in Detroit, Jibril enjoys “a substantial following” online, with nearly a quarter million “likes” on Facebook, more than 40,000 on Twitter, and 16,000 subscribers on YouTube. He is described as a “subtle, careful, and nuanced preacher” and that comes across in videos like this one.

The London attacker, said the Newsweek report, “is believed to be a homegrown jihadist, from the east London suburb of Barking. The Detroit News cited a friend of the attacker who said “He used to listen to a lot of Musa Jibril. I have heard some of this stuff and it’s very radical. I am surprised this stuff is still on YouTube and is easily accessible. I phoned the anti-terror hotline. I spoke to the gentleman. I told him about our conversation and why I think he was radicalized.” The Detroit News also provided more detail on Jibril’s criminal record.

He and his father Musa Abdallah Jibril were convicted on 42 counts of bank fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. In the course of these proceedings, the government uncovered a family album with photos of Ahmad dressed as a jihadi, and photos of young children with firearms and “playing at holding each other hostage and aiming the weapons at each other’s heads.” Investigators also found that in 1996 Ahmad Musa Jibril sent a fax to CNN claiming responsibility for the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and warning “here will be a series of bombings that will follow no matter how many lives of ours are taken.”

Long before the London attack, Ahmad Musa Jibril showed up in “Michigan Jihad,” Evan Kohlmann’s, October 23, 2003 report on Frontpage. At the Jibril’s Dearborn home, FBI agents confiscated firearms, computers, cell phones, and blank passports. Even so, Jibril and his father were released on a $10,000 bond pending trial. Over the previous decade, the Jibrils “have consistently endorsed violence and extremism in lectures to Muslim student groups here in the U.S. and likewise on their self-fashioned Internet mouthpiece, AlSalafyoon.com.”  Full article at FrontPageMag