Gen. Vallely: US Now ‘Dealing Peace Through Strength’

Gen. Vallely: US Now ‘Dealing Peace Through Strength’

Newsmax TV’s “America Talks Live”

By Bill Hoffmann   |   Monday, 17 Apr 2017 03:52 PM

President Donald Trump has put saber-rattling countries on notice the United States is ready to use military action against its aggressors, retired U.S. Army Major Gen. Paul Vallely told Newsmax TV.

With his attack on a Syrian missile base and the dropping of “the mother of bombs” on Islamic State targets in Afghanistan, Trump has shown the U.S. is a strong nation once again, Vallely said Monday.

“It’s a strong message that we have a strong president now where we’ve been void of any strength on the international scene for the last eight or nine years,” he told Bill Tucker on “America Talks Live.”

“It’s very important that our allies particularly see us – and any other nation in the world – as a strong nation now that is dealing peace through strength, and that’s a good message.”

Vallely – who chairs Stand Up America, which promotes the principles of America’s founding fathers – said he is impressed by Trump’s deployment of Vice President Mike Pence to address national security.

“President Trump is using the vice president in national security, probably more so than any other past administrations have done,” he told Tucker.

During a visit Monday to South Korea, Pence stopped at the demilitarized zone and warned North Korea the U.S. “era of strategic patience is over” in regard to its nuclear missile program.

“That is great to get over on the DMZ and see actually what the situation is. I think [National Security Adviser] Gen. McMaster and Vice President Pence are really saying the same thing,” Vallely said. “That this strategic patience and trying to work with the North Koreans and the Chinese on this has not gone well because North Korea has strengthened its nuclear missile capability.

“We’ve been watching that for years, but no one’s ever taken any positive action. . . . What is going to happen, though, if they are conducting a direct threat against the U.S. or its allies or the fleets, then we will take military action against them.”

Asked by Tucker if the United States risks taking on too many military engagements against its enemies, Vallely said: “I think you have to look really in an analytical way and from the strategic position of the United States and the world. Really you can identify the real threats on one hand.

“It’s not like we have all these threats all over. We have them with Korea, we have ISIS, and we have Iran. Those are the primary threats.

“So, from that standpoint, we can really focus on identifying those threats, adapting particular actions, strategic actions against each of those threats, and we can do it simultaneously if we have to.”

Vallely is the author of “Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror,” written with retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney and published by Regnery.

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Syrian Renaissance Plan by MG Paul Vallely, USA (ret.)

Syrian Renaissance Plan

 

 Reconstructing Syria After Its Devastation by War and Destruction

 

 

 

 

Proposed by

Paul E. Vallely MG US Army (Ret)

 

Chairman Stand Up America, Legacy National

Security Advisory Group and Syrian Liaison Group

 

  • Syria Statistics after 6 years of war:  470,000 dead; 1+ million injured; 11.3 million driven out of their homes.  According to UNICEF – 8.4 Million, more than 80% of Syria’s child population, have been seriously affected, whether in Syria or as refugees. Tens of thousands of children have died.
  • The most important element of this plan is to create the first Safe Zones for returning refugees and displaced citizens from within, from such places as Aleppo and throughout the devastated regions of the country.
  • Infrastructure for the entire Syrian Renaissance must be identified in outline, even though the time horizon for the infrastructure is much longer term and the scope of creation much farther and broader reaching to eventually encompass the entire nation.
  • Vital infrastructure will include: roads, electrical, solar, digital, ports, bridges, airports, water, desalinization, dry-land agriculture, transportation and so much more.  Consider the mobile grid and its relation to the internet, for example.  There are many new technologies available to leap frog aging platforms to embrace the new.  This vision points toward a new Syria that rises to fulfill the full potential of the nation in its glorious history, of the wonderful people in all their diversity of religion and culture.  The term “Renaissance” (rebirth) is in NO way exaggerated.
  • BUT FIRST: The safe return of the dispersed refugees in their millions, as well as the displaced and hopeless due to the devastating war, must be facilitated, and the overwhelming process of making them whole for the short term must be faced and accomplished.
  • A large Re-entry Assessment Facility will be necessary to process returning Syrian refugees. Assuming the refugees will be entering through the Syrian Mediterranean ports, busing may be required to a central facility where a thorough questioning, identification and clearing of individuals and family’s needs to take place.
  • Very importantly, within the facility, medical assessments must occur, requiring nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors on site.  According to the Save the Children Report on Syria 2014, measles, meningitis and polio are on the rise with as many as 80,000 Syrian children who may be carriers.
  • At least one-third of children under 5 have not received their vaccinations. Every child, age 15 years and under must be issued vaccination booklets detailing vaccinations needed, given with dates.  Parents will keep these booklets safe and bring them to doctor visits.  The information should be electronically maintained in hospitals/clinics, as well.
  • Malnutrition and resulting medical issues need to be identified. Many adults and children may be suffering from skin conditions.
  • It has been shown in refugee camps in Lebanon that disbursement of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) by volunteer medical professionals through donations by the Vaseline company, have been successful in mitigating many skin conditions presented. Disbursement of this simple emollient at the re-entry facility would be beneficial. Tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment and other contagious medical issues, possibly requiring the implementation of quarantine protocols, must be immediately addressed.
  • Vouchers for food and clothing, packages of personal hygiene sundries, small cash disbursements, etc. should be distributed at the assessment center.
  • All information must be electronically preserved.
  • Once this initial process is underway, the most important part of the plan will be the Safe Zones which MUST be created.  A commitment to the nation, its sovereignty, the safety of its citizens within their own country, and to their future as proud, productive citizens must be expressed in transformational action.
  • This is equally important for the stabilization of the region as it is for the security of other places such as Europe, currently bearing a load of human need vastly beyond their means to serve, let alone to secure.  The entire world needs to see that the War has ended, a plan has commenced and that a future can be envisioned.
  • Following processing, a destination is required.  The first step is to identify areas for mixed-used development – outside Latakia and Tartous on the Mediterranean in Western Syria would be ideal initial locations.
  • Bus will be the main mode of transportation for returning refugees.  Ideally, travel will be restricted, for the protection of the people. T ravel between the resettlement communities and Latakia, in the north, and Tartous, in the south, should be sufficient range for the people to move around and possibly find work.  Obviously, a bus terminal may need to be constructed and possibly, temporary bus passes issued to those seeking work.
  • Housing, daily life supply, education, work, recreation and worship, all must be addressed as quickly as possible.  It is not enough to house the body, or even provide safety and physical security.  Productivity is every bit as important for the health and wellbeing of both individual and community.
  • The mixed-use community model employed calls for businesses to also be created so that inhabitants may find work and income as well as enjoy daily life activities. These must run the gamut from local eateries and other such retail and support services, to more advanced businesses and light manufacturing.
  • The modern term, “mixed-use development communities,” refers to the historic pattern of human settlements in their natural condition.  Residential (apartments, townhouses, individual homes) industrial, institutional (schools, hospitals, places of worship), shopping, entertainment areas (parks, soccer fields, playgrounds) are combined within walking distance for ease and cost reduction/profit enhancement. Many of these communities are also bicycle friendly. This type of development would be well suited for returning refugees because it provides for most human needs in one place, fosters a sense of community and connection to others. For example: laundromats where women may congregate with attached playrooms for the youngest children would contribute to the well-being of the family in several important ways.
  • Eco-friendly beehive homes are found across the Syrian landscape and have been keeping desert families cool for centuries. However, beehive dwellings have dark interiors due to a lack of windows. A small opening at the very top of the dwelling which allows heat and smoke to escape provides very little light.
  • There is a modern building process called rammed earth that is economical, allows for windows, can be used in at least 2 story construction, does not need to be painted, the materials utilized for interior and exterior walls are available locally and it is a visually beautiful product. Electricity and plumbing fittings can be readily placed within the walls. And upon completion this modern, natural housing would be environmentally attractive, physically comfortable and comforting to a traumatized people.
  • Another option is modified (windows and standard housing doors added) shipping containers. With the initial re-settlements being on the coast and near Syria’s main shipping ports, containers may be a very practical form of housing as well. Containers will need to be cleaned and painted, adding to the cost, but they are weather resistant. Desert rooftop cooling systems, such as those used on desert military bases, would be necessary. Their maintenance is low cost with minimal tools required. Containers are readily stackable using cranes and can easily be used to create more than satisfactory apartments or even individual homes.
  • Wooden shipping pallets are easily turned into tables and benches for interiors. With waterproof camping pads (which are also insect resistant) placed on top and a blanket they may be used as sleeping pallets.
  • Manufacturing buildings are of importance for the people to engage in development and productivity at earliest moment possible.
  • Along with the economic activity, a plan must be put in place to secure property rights for all inhabitants, so that the power of capitalism can be unleashed, and growth, further development and restoration of culture can root and take off on its own.
  • Going beyond robust property rights, low taxation for stable collection and the responsible creation of local government is critical.  Corruption must be, if not abolished, discouraged aggressively.  Public safety policing is necessary, and must be led by refugees themselves for integrity and acceptance.  Even when the number of such restorative communities is small, it will set a new tone for the future of the nation more broadly.  This combination of robust property rights, low and fair taxation and the stabilization of a growing economy create the basis for a stable, high value currency broadly throughout the nation.
  • For any of these economic directions to be viable, training and re-training will be critical.  Economic and technical training facilities to provide for this need will be constructed as soon as housing has been provided and the first people arrive.
  • Shipping containers that have been cleaned and modified with windows and doors and swamp coolers can be used, at least initially, for school classrooms. One-half of the 4.8 million registered refugees are children.  Presently 5 out of 10 children are out of school.  That number may be even higher among the returning refugees as education has not held the priority that it normally has in Syrian life.  Enrollment in schools outside of Syria often requires legal registered status and school fees, books/materials are certainly tertiary to the obvious priorities of housing and food.  Also, many older children have had to find employment to add to their families’ incomes, meager as they are.  In neighboring countries and in Europe, even living in tents often requires fees to be paid.
  • Clearly this is an enormous problem for Syria as the refugees arrive home. Schools have been damaged in the bombings. In the coastal area, where the refugees will locate until the country is safe for them to travel to their home cities, or possibly remain and establish themselves, thousands of children will need to be educated. If the children’s educations are neglected, Syria will be dealing with an uneducated populace in the future, from which many more serious problems would arise. To avoid that pitfall, children need to be in school until 14 years of age, minimum. Of course, Syrian parents, most of whom value education highly, would prefer their children to complete high school and move on to higher education.
  • Vocational schools for older students and for re-training adults are highly recommended. Skilled workmen will be needed to rebuild Syria and move it forward, eventually into the 21st century.
  • An early business that will be needed, for efficient supply, is an Amazon-style distribution center, allowing a leapfrog to modern logistics and online access, as well as efficient delivery.  This one business alone will be a model for other communities and for the entire nation as it reverts from a state of war to a state of peace and looks toward the future.
  • That vision, the vision of a new Syria arising, rebuilt and restored, will be rooted in the minds and hearts of the people, and will rapidly spread throughout the nation as source of hope and optimism.

 

 

 

 

Gen. Vallely: Russia ‘Posturing’ on Syria Retaliation Threat

 

Gen. Vallely: Russia ‘Posturing’ on Syria Retaliation Threat

Newsmax TV’s “America Talks Live”

By Bill Hoffmann   

Russia’s sword-rattling at the United States following last week’s cruise-missile strike in Syria is likely a “posturing” gesture and not a true threat, retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told Newsmax TV.

“It’s just the weight of Russia trying to trumpet some type of reaction to the hits on the Syrian airfield,” Vallely told host Bill Tucker on Monday’s “America Talks Live.”

“But it’s been very well supported, I think, even Saudi Arabia and many of the Arab countries said it’s the right thing to do.”

A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran, and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the U.S. strike crossed “red lines,” and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally.

 

The U.S. fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base Friday from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched earlier in the week.

Vallely said Syria’s use of deadly chemicals is nothing new.

“The 2013 sarin gas attack [killed] all these innocent civilians and children and so on,” he told Tucker. “But nobody would take any action at that time, so I’m glad Trump has finally done it.

“I think they’re planning a Phase II right now because all the aircraft were not taken out . . . Russia’s just posturing now. I think Secretary [of State Rex] Tillerson going to Moscow this week … [is a] mission to set up a summit between Trump and [Russia President Vladimir] Putin.

“The key is as we’ve told the Russians – and it’s very true – Assad has got to retire,” Vallely said.

 

Watch interview here

 

 

Stand Up America US Foundation Newsletter March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017

 

None Dare Call it Conspiracy

 

Newsmax Interview With General Vallely

News You Can Use

For The Record – Liberal Dictionary

Say What?

In Case You Missed It

Comedy Break

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None Dare Call It Conspiracy

Ray DiLorenzo

Why does the Left object so strenuously to enforcing our southern border even for reasons of National Security and public safety?  Why would elements of the political and globalist elite allow millions of the poorest migrants and refugees into their countries? Is it humanitarian or is something else in play?  And finally, why are so many conservatives reluctant to vigorously oppose such policies?

What can these poor immigrants bring to the table that other immigrants have not previously?

The Center for Immigration Studies found:

  1.  51% of immigrants use at least one federal welfare program, compared to 30% of native households.
  1.  The average immigrant household consumes 33% more cash welfare, 57% more food assistance and 44% more Medicaid dollars than the average native household.
  1.  Immigrants from Mexico and Central America have the highest welfare costs than from any other region – 86% higher than native households.
  1.  The average household headed by an immigrant, legal or illegal, consumes 41% more in federal welfare benefits than native households.

This situation is not limited to the United States. It is happening all over Europe as well.  Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has commented on the issue:

“We live in a conspiracy where secret and behind closed doors decisions are being made to import leftist [non-white] voters.”

The Left, in both Europe and the United States, is apparently engaged in changing the electoral balance of power to maintain their political power base at all costs.

This is neither unusual nor anything new on the political scene. James Michael Curley, four-time Boston mayor between 1914 and 1950, discovered that he could increase and solidify his power base by instituting policies that stifle economic growth. He found that making a city poorer led to political success to those that engineered the impoverishment. This has been labeled by Harvard scholars as the ‘Curley Effect.’

The ‘Curley Effect’ typically occurs when Democratic leaders adopt redistributive policies transferring wealth from the rich and middle class to the poor, in the process creating millions of economically dependent people. President Johnson recognized this when he established his ‘Great Society’ program in 1964. He knew and commented that the new welfare payments would not make a substantial difference in their lives, but would make the recipients “vote Democratic for 200 years.”

President Obama took the Curley Effect nationwide. Consider the United States before and after President Obama:

  1.  Obama doubled the national debt to 9.99 trillion.
  2. President Obama oversaw the worst economic growth of any president since Herbert Hoover.
  3.  Debt to GDP ratio went from 64.8% to 101.6%.
  4.  People on food stamps grew from 24.2 million to 47.6 million.
  5.  Poverty rate from 13.2 % to 15%.
  6.  Home ownership from 67.5% to 65%.
  7.  Median income in 2008 was $53,644 to $51,017 in 2016.

The Left will use any noxious tactic in their scheme to increase or hold on to their power. Class warfare is the most common and the most effective weapon in demonizing their political opponents, the rich and even the middle class for being ‘racist’ and ‘exploiters of the poor.’ It’s their ‘Kryptonite’ weapon of choice.

Most beneficiaries of this redistribution seemingly are unable or unwilling to see a connection between their impoverishment and left-wing policies. Instead, they see the Democrat Party as noble and their last line of defense against destitution. So effective was Mayor Curley that his ‘accomplishments’ earned him the unofficial title of “Mayor of the Poor.” Bostonians failed to see that, for many of them, much of their predicament was by design. Today, those that do eventually see the light are brutally attacked politically and personally for not going with the program or leaving the fold.

The best modern examples of the Curley Effect can be seen in the ten poorest cities in America, Detroit, Buffalo, St. Louis, Newark, Cleveland, Miami, El Paso, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Cincinnati. They have not elected a Republican city government since the 1980s. Eight of the ten cities have not had a conservative mayor for over 50 years.

For many politicians, both Democrat and some Republicans, the Curley effect has worked well. Their defense against any attack is, of course, throwing powerful slurs like racist, islamophobe, fascist or hate-monger. Unfortunately, many gutless Republicans refrain from exposing the conspiracy or even defending their positions lest they awaken the fictional, but dreaded racist label. Too bad.

 

Detroit Photos Reuters & AP

 

 

Newsmax  Interview with General Paul Vallely 

 

Gen. Vallely: “Trump-Putin meeting could happen this summer.”

A meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin could take place in July – and rival the meeting between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that ended the Cold War, predicts retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely in an interview with Rita Cosby from Newsmax.  Newsmax 

Editor’s note: In spite of many Democrats wanting to keep Russia an enemy of the United States to mask their misdeeds, Gen. Vallely is working hard to find common ground with the Russian people.

 

 

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Fox News:  Obama Went to Brits to Spy on Trump

 

Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News, claimed “three intelligence sources” said President Obama went outside the chain of command and looked to British spy agency GCHQ to obtain transcripts of conversations involving President Trump. A spokesman for 10 Downing Street said that the “allegations are ridiculous.”  Breitbart

Editor’s note: Using the British equivalent of the CIA would not leave a paper trail as to what took place, making it extremely difficult to prove. Rule of thumb: A protest answer to a question or charge is reason to suspect the possibility of dishonesty.

Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s Temporary Immigration Ban 

Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii has issued a Temporary Restraining Order blocking President Trump’s Temporary Immigration Ban.  Says Todd Starnes of Townhall, “Critics say it is a ban on Muslims, but that is not true. It’s a ban on refugees from countries infested with jihadists. What is wrong with these people? Judge Watson’s decision puts all of us in grave danger.”  Townhall

Editor’s note: There are presently about 300 FBI investigations of potential terrorists that came here as refugees. And that is only what the FBI is aware of. Judge Watson was appointed by President Obama and were students together in law school. It has been reported that Obama arrived in Hawaii for a visit 48 hours before the decision was set down….hmmm?

Another Clinton?

The media seems driven to push Chelsea Clinton into the political spotlight, four months after her mother blew an election that the Huffington Post put her as having a 98% chance of winning. Chelsea has written her prerequisite ‘Profiles In Courage’ entitled ‘She Persisted.’  Red Alert Politics

Editor’s note:  Apparently, Chelsea is being groomed for a career the media and the ‘Clinton Dynasty’ seem to think she’s entitled to…like mother, like daughter.

Judge Considers Ordering Trump to Double Refugees Entering

A federal District Court judge in Maryland in considering whether he should order President Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.  Breitbart

Editor’s note: I have never seen such overreach of the judiciary as is occurring today. It has become a complete exposure and full-on revolt of the deep-state liberal statists. If that judge wants to be president, he should run.

 

Refugees Will Cost $4.1 Billion in FY 2017 

American tax payers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government since October, 2009.  Breitbart

Editor’s note: $4.1 billion could buy thousands of houses for homeless vets. Helping refugees is a government mandate while much aid to vets is by donation.

Julie Andrews & Her Daughter Write Essay Urging Trump Not to Cut Arts Funding  

Trump’s proposal for fiscal year 2018 cuts funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CNN

Editor’s note: Every recipient of public money will squeal if their funding is cut or curtailed. I’ve always smerked when Public Broadcasting would ask for donations to restore old films. Although it is voluntary, why should the public be asked to pay to restore someone elses commercial product?  Art should stand on its own merit, like every other marketable commodity. If the rich entertainment industry wants to restore or advance art, have at it.

 

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Two Airlines Dropping Service to Cuba

Frontier Airlines, based in Denver, and Silver Airlines out of Fort Lauderdale are dropping service to Cuba amid uncertainty over new market and excess capacity, meaning too many seats with not enough passengers. Other airlines will continue service despite challenges, noting it is a new market. Air Transport World

Editor’s note:  Although air service to Cuba has been restored, it is highly restricted. Travelers have to fit in certain categories, like trips related to education and humanitarian causes. Trips to Cuba purely for vacation purposes are not  allowed.

 

 

For The Record

Liberal Dictionary

As a public service, to cut through the haze of liberal-speak, we will present in the coming weeks a handy dictionary of favorite liberal buzz words to clarify their true meanings.

Minorities: Non-white and female people.

Modern Perspective:  Refers to a ‘musty, old and out-of-date Constitution.’

Morals:  Things you should avoid having lest you offend those that have none. 

Racism:  A word you cry when you’re losing an argument with a conservative.

Taxes: A limitless supply of free money to be given away in exchange for votes.

 

Say What?

Fascism

Since liberals, Marxists, socialists, whatever, are fond of calling Conservatives fascists, let’s find out what a Fascist really is:

Fascism: A system of government marked by centralization of authority [just what liberals want] under a dictator [can Obama run again?], a capitalist economy subject to stringent government controls [tens of thousands of pages of regulations], with violent suppression of the opposition [don’t let the opposition speak].  Free Dictionary

Now, who are the Fascists?

Middlebury College students (fascists) turn their back on Conservative speaker.  He was forced a short time later to end his address.  

 

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President Trump Cuts Spending

For the first time in memory a president is cutting real fat from our budget and holding to his promise of economic growth.

The EPA will be cut 31%

The State Department will be cut 28%

The Department of Agriculture will be cut 21%

The Department of Labor will be cut 21%

The Corporation For Public Broadcasting will be cut

The National Endowment for the Arts will be cut

The National Endowment for Humanities will be cut

The taxpayer dollars saved will be used for economic growth, not government growth!

The bureaucrats that sit all day on their hide quarters will cry a river. Then we’ll hear words like ‘draconian’ being used and once again see the old lady in the wheelchair being dropped off the cliff…$20 trillion debt and counting.

 

Comedy Break…Sort Of

 

 

Editor’s note:  Mark Zuckerberg, another open-borders liberal, went to Mexico City and said, “America’s immigration policy is “strange” and “unfit” for today’s world.” But, he spent $30 million to buy all the houses surrounding his home to secure his borders. Their affinity for open borders ends at their compounds and fenced-off estates…hypocrites all!  

 

 

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Cracks in the Republic – 3/11/2017

“Great newsletter with precision quotes from John Adams and George Washington and present day occurences. Unfortunately, I don’t think we are close to ground zero yet.  Keep up the good work.”  RF

“Thanks.”  RC

Editor’s note:  You’re welcome.

“I read your ‘Cracks in the Republic’ with great interest. I knew from my earliest readings in American History that the founders discouraged political parties, but I don’t for the life of me know what we could do about it. The power structure is too embedded and fixed in stone. Short of a complete overthrow, I don’t see how it could be changed.  And even if we did, within one generation there would be (wait for it)…more political parties.”  BS

Editor’s note:  According to Gallup, as of late 2014, 58% of U.S. adults say a third party is needed because the two dominant parties do such a poor job of representing the American people. The 58% are certainly, at least, half right. Maybe, if we didn’t have ANY parties, the people in Congress would concentrate more on their constituents than their party.

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School Days and Our Caged Youth: Rollins College and the Radical Islamic Deception

“School Days and Our Caged Youth: Rollins College and the Radical Islamic Deception”

Editor’s Note: Excellent articles by our friends Jacob Engels of The Central Florida Post and Meira Svirsky and William Nardi of The Clarion Project and Siraj Hashmi of Red Alert Politics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLLINS COLLEGE SUSPENDS STUDENT AFTER HE CHALLENGED RADICAL MUSLIM HATE SPEECH

The school’s academic double standard and complacency with dangerous hate speech is on full display.

By Jacob Engels

Not even a year after Radical Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Rollins College officials are punishing a Christian Conservative student who challenged a liberal Muslim professor and radicalized Muslim student during a conversation on the application of Sharia Law.

Marshall Polston confirmed to the Central Florida Post that Professor Areeje Zufari, who teaches a “Muslim Humanities” course at Rollins, has made outlandish claims against him and even filed a false police report.

Early on in the class, Polston said he realized the professor was harboring Anti-Christian beliefs, demonstrated by the professor’s assertion that the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax and that his disciples did not believe he was God.

“It was very off-putting and flat out odd. I’ve traveled the Middle East, lectured at the Salahaddin University, and immersed myself in Muslim culture for many years. Honestly, it reminded me of some of the more radical groups I researched when abroad.”

Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was crucified and his followers did believe he was divine… that he was “God.” Regardless, to assert the contrary as academic fact is not supported by the evidence.

Polston says that he challenged her on this point during a class discussion and after that, Professor Zufari promptly failed him on a major essay and refused to provide input as to why she issued a 52% grade for the essay.

“I was upset, understandably. I’ve never gotten anything less than straight A’s, so I was really interested in figuring out how to possibly improve or at least understand the grade.”

This is when we step into the Twilight Zone. The teacher then reported Polston to the “Dean of Safety” at Rollins and cancelled class because she claimed he was making her feel “unsafe.”

When classes resumed, the professor decided to focus on a hot-button issue, the application of Sharia Law. During the discussion, according to Polston, another student made a shocking statement.

The student, a yet to be identified Muslim male, is said to have showcased a very strict adherence to the Quaran in previous group talks. But this time, he went too far for many students in the classroom.

“He stated that a good punishment for gays, adulterers, and thieves was the removal of a certain body part, as determined by Sharia law.  It took a few seconds for me to realize that he actually said that, especially after what this community has faced with the tragic loss of life at Pulse,” explained Polston.

The Muslim college professor jokingly responded to the student that he was “in time-out” or something to that effect, and should remain quiet for a few minutes. Several students, of both Islamic and Christian backgrounds, thought the teacher should have reported the incident, but the request fell on deaf ears.

One student, who asked to remain anonymous, even reported the incident to the F.B.I., figuring it was better to say something than just ignore it.

That’s when Polston was summoned to the Dean of Safety’s office to discuss his probable suspension and how he was making Rollins College “unsafe” because of his difference of opinion with Professor Zufari and the hard-line Muslim student who displayed Islamic Fascist sympathies.

“They made it clear that they had not gotten a report about what the student said, and were more concerned about the danger I was causing to the campus. What danger? A difference of opinion in a college classroom is nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not dangerous. It was surreal and degrading. The bad grade was upsetting, but they were literally refusing to acknowledge the dangers posed by someone who advocated chopping off body parts on campus.”

The Central Florida Post reached out to the elite college’s media relations team several times earlier this week and never received anything back. We also texted the professor, who refused comment and seemed upset that she was being asked about the incident.

Now we have learned that Polston has been suspended from the school and ordered not to appear on campus or have any contact with Professor Zufari. That letter can be seen below.

 

IMP Documents

 

Professor Zufari has also filed a police report with the Winter Park Police Department, claiming Polston violated the order and showed up to class on Thursday to harass her, according to documents obtained by the Central Florida Post.

This appears impossible however, as Polston confirms to us that he was with his elderly grandfather and traveling to Daytona Beach for the opening of Embry Riddle College’s MicaPlex during the hours the class was held.

He has even provided a receipt from a restaurant in Orlando’s Dr. Phillips area, and stills of video surveillance showing him purchasing food during the time of the class as well.

“I will be releasing witness statements shortly proving I could not have been where Professor Zufari said I was Thursday night. It’s shameful that she lied to the police.”

 

                                           Polston at the Dr. Phillips Chipolte during class.

Given the evidence we have gathered, and the refusal of either the professor or Rollins College to address this matter, we believe that Rollins College should immediately suspend Professor Zufari and open an investigation into what actually happened.

Central Florida faith leader Peter Vivaldi agrees.

“Obviously Rollins College has an agenda when it comes to Religious Freedom. Apparently freedom of speech is not allowed on campus, unless it offends Christian beliefs.”

The Central Florida Post has tried numerous times to obtain comment from Rollins College, Professor Zufari, and the Winter Park Police Department to no avail.

We will update you as this story develops.

 

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Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, and Fox News to name a few. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.

 

 

Suspended for Challenging Radical Islam

 

BY MEIRA SVIRSKY Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

Update: Here is a copy of the email that Polston sent to Zufari that most likely contributed to his suspension.

A Christian student was suspended from his Florida university after he challenged the views of his Muslim humanities professor and those of a radical Muslim student, wrote investigative reporter Jacob Engels in the Central Florida Post.

The professor, Areeje Zufari, of Rollins College located just outside Orlando, has a history of accusations of radicalism enumerated in a law suit filed by an FBI source and from her role as a leader in the Islamic Society of Central Florida.

Twenty-year-old sophomore Marshall Polston’s troubles began when Zufari began making disparaging statements about Christianity, claiming the religion’s most basic beliefs were a hoax.

Zufari asserted that Jesus was not crucified and his followers did not believe he was God.

“It was very off-putting and flat out odd. I’ve traveled the Middle East, lectured at the Salahaddin University, and immersed myself in Muslim culture for many years. Honestly, it reminded me of some of the more radical groups I researched when abroad,” Polston said.

“Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was crucified and his followers did believe he was divine,” he added.

After Polton challenged Zufari during a class discussion on these assertions, Zufari failed him on a major essay and refused to explain the reason.

“I was upset, understandably. I’ve never gotten anything less than straight A’s, so I was really interested in figuring out how to possibly improve or at least understand the grade,” he said.

That prompted Zufari to report Polton to the college’s “dean of safety” who cancelled class due to claims that Polton made Zufari feel “unsafe.”

Zufari’s next class centered around the topic of the application of sharia law.

During that discussion, Polston reports that a Muslim student “stated that a good punishment for gays, adulterers and thieves was the removal of a certain body part, as determined by sharia law.  It took a few seconds for me to realize that he actually said that, especially after what this community has faced with the tragic loss of life at Pulse.”

Polston says Zufari joked with the student and put him in a “time out,” telling him to remain quiet for a few minutes. A number of students – Christian and Muslim –requested that Zufari report the incident, which she refused to do. One student ended up reporting the exchange to the FBI.

After the class, Polston was called into the dean of safety’s office to discuss his suspension.

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“They made it clear that they had not gotten a report about what the student said, and were more concerned about the ‘danger’ I was causing to the campus,” Polston reported. “What danger? A difference of opinion in a college classroom is nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not dangerous. It was surreal and degrading. The bad grade was upsetting, but they were literally refusing to acknowledge the dangers posed by someone who advocated chopping off body parts on campus.”

According to the suspension order, Polston was not allowed to be on campus or have any contact with Zufari. After the suspension, Polston decided to take his grandfather to Daytona Beach. Zufari, however, filed a police report that he had actually showed up to class to harass her. However, photos from security cameras show Polston at an Orlando restaurant at during the same time as Zufari’s class.

Polston, hired an attorney and is scheduled to appear at the university today (March 28) for a hearing about his status as a student and will hold a news conference after the hearing.

Professor Zufari’s History of Radicalism

In 2007, a lawsuit named Zufari as having an affair with and possibly being secretly married to radical Islamist Maher Ghawji .

The suit was filed based on information gathered over a number of years by Ghawji’s wife, Rosine Ghawji, who starting working as a source for the FBI after she became alarmed at her husband’s radicalism and virulent anti-Semitism.

Ghawji was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and donated thousands of dollars to charities funneling money to al-Qaeda. Zufari was named in the lawsuit as an accomplice to Ghawji in indoctrinating Rosine’s two young children with radical Islamist beliefs, among other activities.  The two also made trips to Seattle, where court documents say they conducted “targeting and surveillance” of American interests.

In addition, the FBI found that Ghawji made contact with terrorist groups in the Middle East.

As a leader of in the Islamic Society of Central Florida, Zufari also led an effort to bring a radical anti-American and anti-Semitic imam to the U.S. for a three-day conference. Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais’ entrance to the U.S. was opposed by anti-hate groups, citing his comments on Saudi TV in which he called for death to Americans and the annihilation of Jews.

Zufari argued at the time that it would be “un-American” for authorities to deny his entrance to the U.S.

Zufari also promoted an event at the Islamic Society which featured radical Islamist preacher Siraj Wahhaj, who was listed as a co-conspirator by the U.S. Attorney in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

William Nardi contributed to this report.

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Conservative wins: Student reinstated after suspension for debating professor

 

It may have been an ugly turn of event, but for Marshall Polston, a win is a win.

Polston, a second-year student at Rollins College, was re-instated from his suspension for challenging his Muslim professor on her assertion that Jesus’s crucifixion was a hoax and his divinity was not recognized by the disciples.

Polston, who’s a Christian and conservative, spoke to Red Alert Politics on Wednesday after his case was reviewed by the administration and said he felt “pretty good” with how it went.

The Central Florida Post obtained a copy of Rollins’ official re-instatement letter indicating that Polston was “Not Responsible” for any of the charges levied against him, including physical, mental, and verbal abuse as well as his behavior.

Kenneth Lewis, an attorney representing Polston, released a statement praising the school for their decision to overturn his suspension.

“A student’s freedom of speech and expression are the cornerstones of liberty in a free society,” Lewis’s statement read. “Teachers and students must always remain free to inquire, to study and to evaluate, and to gain maturity and understanding; otherwise our civilization will stagnate and die.”

Press Release
Interview

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Siraj Hashmi is the assistant editor at Red Alert Politics. He was born in Hartford, CT where he grew up. He also lived in Lahore, Pakistan during a part of his childhood. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dickinson College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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