NY Democrat Calls For Investigation Into Allegation That Linda Sarsour Covered Up Sexual Assault

A former employee alleged in a story published Sunday that Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour covered up and dismissed complaints of graphic sexual assault. Now New York Democratic state Rep. Dov Hikind is calling for an investigation into the charges.

Sarsour is accused of enabling the alleged sexual assault and harassment of a woman who worked for her, Asmi Fathelbab, according to the victim and two sources directly familiar with the matter.

The assault took place at the Arab American Association while Sarsour served as executive director. Fathelbab told The Daily Caller that instead of properly dealing with the complaints, Sarsour dismissed them because Fathelbab “was not attractive enough to be harassed” and the accused was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the Mosque.”

Hikind, a Democrat from Brooklyn who has served since 1983, is calling for an investigation into the prominent activist.

“If Linda Sarsour enabled the sexual assault & harassment of a woman who worked for her, as alleged, this should concern everyone,” he said in a statement Monday. “Women everywhere should be demanding an investigation into these charges.”

NY Democrat Calls For Investigation Into Allegation That Linda Sarsour Covered Up Sexual Assault

Trudeau limiting gov’t funding to abortion supporters is “ideological coercion”: lawyer

OTTAWA, December 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Justin Trudeau Liberal government’s requirement that employers attest to their support of abortion and transgender “rights” to receive summer job grants for students is “totalitarian,” says a constitutional lawyer.

“This policy amounts to ideological coercion and violates the Charter freedoms of expression and association,” says John Carpay of the Calgary-based Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms.

The new criteria were sent to all MPs and will be made public when the Canada Summer Jobs Program officially opens December 19.

In order to receive federal Canada job grants, employers must attest that:

both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

The new criteria will be posted online when the program opens December 19.

Non-profit groups, small businesses, and public sector employers can apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs to create jobs for students from 15 to 30 years of age.

The Liberals made the change “to prevent Government of Canada funding from flowing to organizations whose mandates or projects may not respect individual human rights, the values underlying the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and associated case law,” states the information package.

“Additionally, these changes help prevent youth (as young as 15 years of age) from being exposed to employment within organizations that may promote positions that are contrary to the values enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and associated case law,” it reads.

“This change helps to ensure that youth job opportunities funded by the Government of Canada take place in an environment that respects the rights of all Canadians,” it stated.

The Liberals are also making organizations that support the LGBTQ2 community a funding priority, and are focusing on employers who provide jobs for unrepresented groups such as indigenous youth, or who provide jobs for women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector, according to the information package.

According to Carpay, the new Liberal policy demonstrates a totalitarian impulse.

“In a free society, every person and group must obey the law, but nobody is required to support any given law, or even an underlying principle. Free societies permit citizens, and all kinds of citizens’ associations, to disagree with the law, and to express disagreement,” he told LifeSiteNews in an email.

“The law can compel you to respect a speed limit, and punish you when you violate it. But to require people to support speed limits, or to say that they support speed limits, is totalitarian.”

Formerly, it was up to individual MPs to assess and approve funding applications from groups in their ridings.

But after media firestorm in April year over revelations Liberal MP Iqra Khalidapproved summer job grants to pro-life groups in 2016, Trudeau’s government decreed no Liberal MP would do so again.

Moreover, official word from employment minister Patty Hajdu at the time was that she would change the way the summer job program was administered to prevent pro-life groups receiving funds in the future.

Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition, echoed Carpay’s warning.

“This is no minor tweak to a federal program. This is a ground-breaking first step on the inevitable path to raw totalitarianism and open persecution with the sanction of the state,” he told LifeSiteNews in an earlier interview.

“Once the government implements this unconstitutional, anti-Christian policy, the next thing will be that the private sector will take it as permission to do the same thing,” Fonseca said.

“Perhaps first with supplier contracts. But eventually, private sector employees will be required to sign such a declaration which essentially, is a way of getting Christians to disavow their beliefs.”

 

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-limiting-govt-funding-to-abortion-supporters-is-ideological-coercio

Donut shop uses Salvation Army for Christmas donations, LGBT inquisition furious

December 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – It seems that no good deed goes unpunished when LGBT social justice warriors (SJW) get involved, this time condemning a donut shop for using an organization they despise for helping the shop to locate a needy family for charitable giving at Christmastime.

Earlier this month a favorite doughnut shop in Portland, Maine, wanted to help out a local family of modest means during the Christmas Season.

“In a now-deleted Facebook post, the shop detailed how it was collecting warm clothes for a family with five children and two adults, and asked customers to donate hats, mittens, and sweaters in exchange for free doughnuts or T-shirts,” reported Christian News Service (CNS).

 

But “The Holy Donut” innocently and unknowingly stepped on a Yuletide landmine when it let it slip that they had reached out to The Salvation Army for help in identifying a poor family the shop could help.

The problem? Gays have, for many years, deemed The Salvation Army a bitter enemy because it views the venerable organization as having resisted LGBT ideology and demands.

The backlash from the LGBT world was swift and vicious.

Overnight, the bakeshop went from famous to infamous as homosexuals and their SJW allies launched an all-out social media campaign to punish the modest small business for working with an organization they disapproved of.

Soon, “the shop’s Facebook page was littered with hundreds of comments, including many that accused The Salvation Army of discrimination after it posted about the fundraiser,” reported CNS.

The quick assault was so fierce, Rev. Franklin Graham called it a “Blitzkrieg.”

“This attack is no surprise,” he said.

“The LGBT activists have the support of Hollywood, rock stars, higher education, big business, much of the judiciary, and many left-wing government officials. Now that LGBT activists have this voice, their newly gained power is used to oppress and silence those who sincerely believe in biblical or traditional marriage,” he added.

The Holy Donut team was bowled over by the outrage they experienced and thought an apology was the best way to proceed.

In a now-deleted Facebook posting, the donut shop wrote that it  “made several oversights and mistakes” and “did a poor job in doing our due diligence in choosing the vehicle to help a needy family and we only made matters worse in the way we handled the aftermath once we were made aware of the polarizing controversy surrounding the Salvation Army.”

In the same deleted Facebook posting, the management of the bakeshop explained, “We do not support The Salvation Army or consider them our ‘partner’ for this project, they simply linked us to a needy family.”

Graham said that LGBT oppression against anyone who dissents from their agenda is evident nationwide.

“Just look at the bakers, florists, videographers, and photographers that have exited the wedding business, experienced death threats, and face public shaming for simply not participating in a gay wedding,” he said.

“Pray that our country will see through this spiritual blindness, and pray that Christians will have boldness to stand by the Word of God even if jobs, or promotions, or reputations are threatened. Rights of conscience, religious liberty, free expression and obedience to God’s Word are worth it,” he added.

Graham is himself currently the target of a SJW attack by members of Britain’s  Parliament, who want to prevent the evangelist from entering the country next year to conduct a evangelistic crusade as his father did years ago.

 

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/donut-shop-uses-salvation-army-for-christmas-donations-lgbt-activists-furio

Pentagon admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories …

For decades, Americans were told that Area 51 didn’t really exist and that the U.S. government had no official interest in aliens or UFOs. Statements to the contrary, official-sounding people cautioned, were probably the musings of crackpots in tinfoil hats.

Well, score one for the crackpots.

The Pentagon has officially confirmed that there was, in fact, a $22 million government program to collect and analyze “anomalous aerospace threats” – government-speak for UFOs.

As The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick reported, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program was a rare instance of continued government investigations into a UFO phenomenon that was the subject of multiple official inquiries in the 1950s and 1960s.

For a specific segment of the population that doesn’t need to Google the terms “Paradise Ranch” and “Cheshire cat airstrip,” it was a eureka moment – the first (of presumably many) alien-related secrets that have slipped out of the clenched jaws of the government.

 

Pentagon admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories …