Democrat Congressman Josh Gottheimer put out a press release this week that announced a $102,000 Grant for the Wantage Fire Department. Gottheimer's announcement, dated July 26, 2017, and released by his taxpayer-funded office, stated:
"Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that the Wantage Fire Department will be receiving $102,000 in federal funds for safety and operations as a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. AFG awards allow fire departments to purchase or upgrade equipment, vehicles, workplace training, and other firefighting and fire prevention activities."
What Gottheimer doesn't say is that the grant is from 2016 -- when Republican Scott Garrett was the congressman. In his press release, Gottheimer inadvertently points out that, under the Obama administration, money to towns like Wantage was typically held up -- in contrast with the Bush administration.
And, once again, Congressman Gottheimer tip-toes around the source of the terrorism we face -- calling it "lone wolf" terrorism. Willfully ignoring the threat of Islamic terrorism by calling it by another, politically-correct name, is weak-kneed snivelry.
It wasn't "lone wolf" terrorism that necessitated the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the billions spent since. The Congressman should not ignore the fact that these have been coordinated attacks and that ISIS, the Taliban, Hezbollah, and such are all strains of the same anti-Western, Jihadist ideology. They differ -- as Stalin and Mao did -- but remain focused on the destruction of America and Western civilization.
Congressman Gottheimer still hasn't called out his party's leaders for their support of Linda Sarsour, the co-chair of the Women's March, and a self-proclaimed advocate of "jihad" against the democratically elected American government.
Yes, the co-chair of the Women's March actually called for "jihad" against the government of the United States of America. And Democrats have mostly remained politically-correct silent about it. Instead, state and local Democrat leaders have praised the Women's March and continue to do so -- lending their support to its leadership while American troops are in the field, engaged in a fight against jihadists. Why have the Democrats and their candidates refused to comment on these threats of "jihad"?
Earlier this month, Linda Sarsour -- a prominent Democrat Party activist and co-chair of the Women's March -- called for a "jihad" against the American government. You can catch her act here:
Here's what she said:
"During a speech to the Islamic Society of North America convention in Chicago last weekend, Sarsour, a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention who is an anti-Israel and pro-Sharia activist, made the startling call and also urged against 'assimilation.'
'I hope that we when we stand up to those who oppress our communities that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad,' she said. 'That we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or in the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.'
'Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community, it is not to assimilate and please any other people and authority,' she said.
'Our obligation is to our young people, is to our women, to make sure our women are protected in our community. Our top priority and even higher than all those other priorities is to please Allah and only Allah,' she said."
Sarsour started off her call for "jihad" by praising Siraj Wahaj, who she described as her "favorite person in the room." Wahaj is a controversial New York imam who has attracted the attention of American authorities for years. Federal prosecutors included him on a 3½-page list of people they said "may be alleged as co-conspirators" in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, though he was never charged, the Associated Press reported.
Since the election of Donald Trump as President, some Democrats appear to have gone completely loopy. We believe that dissent is an American right, but "dissent" isn't "jihad". When did the democratic concept of a "loyal opposition" morph into "jihad" -- a "holy war" to be waged by all means necessary? And why are Democrats and their candidates too afraid to talk about it?
And here is another thing that they are afraid to comment on. It was reported extensively in the media last week that the Women's March "honored" cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur).
Referring to the notorious cop-killer, who murdered a New Jersey State Trooper in cold blood, as a "revolutionary" whose words "inspire us to keep resisting", the far-left Women' March organization issued a statement "celebrating" Ms. Chesimard's birthday.
The Star-Ledger reported on this:
So did the Save Jersey blog:
Joanne Chesimard, the Black Liberation Army member hiding in Cuba after murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973, has long eluded American justice and vexed New Jersey public officials as well as the public at large.
Donald Trump made headlines in June by spiking the Obama-era Cuba deal and citing the case of Chesimard (a/k/a Assata Shakur) as one of the reasons.
Eyebrows were therefore raised on Sunday when the far-left Women’s March’s social media accounts CELEBRATED the notorious cop-killing fugitive’s birthday:
“I think you guys accidentally left out the part where she shot a police officer in the face, escaped from prison, then fled to Cuba in this post,” responded one Facebook user.
We know where Republicans like Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space stand on cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur). They want her extradited back to the United States to face trial for the murder of a police officer. They backed that up by sponsoring a legislative resolution (AR-111) to urge Congress and the Administration to make that happen.
We haven't heard from Congressman Gottheimer and other Democrats. Why have they remained silent?
Why don't some Democrats appear to mind associating with radicals calling for "jihad" and cop-killers? Do they consider these legitimate forms of "dissent"? We are very interested in hearing what Congressman Gottheimer and other Democrats have to say about a group, that Democrats strongly support, honoring a cop-killer.