TERRORISM CONFIRMED: Port Authority bombing suspect ‘acted in the name of ISIS’

NEW YORK, N.Y. — An explosion near New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal Monday morning has been confirmed as an act of terror.

Speaking to the media shortly after the event, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the Port Authority bomb suspect “acted in the name of ISIS”.

“Preliminary information indicates the attack was committed in the name of ISIS,” Bratton said Monday, adding that the suspect, believed to be an immigrant from Bangladesh, has been in the U.S. for approximately seven years.

The suspect, a 27-year-old resident of Brooklyn, was injured during the attack and was shortly thereafter taken into custody. According to police sources, the man, who has not yet been officially identified, was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub.

Police say the suspect, who they believe was on a suicide mission, managed to only partially detonate the device. Three others were injured in the attack, but officials say those numbers would have been much higher had the suspect been successful in his mission.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident and is receiving frequent updates from FBI officials.

The incident marks the second ISIS-inspired attack on New York City in less than two months. On Oct. 30 a man drove a rented truck into a crowd of people on a bike path in Lower Manhattan. Eight people were killed and 11 others were injured in that attack.

Although ISIS has yet to formally claim responsibility for the Monday morning attack, the Islamic terror group released propaganda last week ordering their followers to strike Times Square.

An image released by the group shows a crowded Times Square scene with the words, “We meet at Christmas in New York…soon.”





WASHINGTON, D.C. — Within 20 years, more children will be born to Muslim women than to Christian women world-wide, says a new report released by the Pew Research Center (http://www.pewforum.org/2017/04/05/the-changing-global-religious-landscape/).

Although Christianity is the largest global religion, Islam is quickly gaining ground with the Muslim population increasing by more than 150 million people between the years 2010 and 2015. Currently the number of Muslims world wide total approximately 1.8 billion.

“Christianity is literally dying in Europe,” Conrad Hackett, the study’s lead researcher, said of the findings. And the United States is not far behind.

Almost half of Muslims living in America, 48%, say that all or almost all of their close friends are also Muslims, and 69% say religion is the primary issue in their lives.

According to a previous report by Pew, American Muslims also identify overwhelmingly with the Democratic Party. When polled, 70 percent of Muslims said that they align themselves with Democrats versus just 11% who say they associate their political beliefs with that of the Republican Party. U.S. Muslims are also favorable to big government, with 68 percent saying they expect that the government provide “more services.”

Since the attack upon America on September 11,2001, there has been a dramatic increase in immigration from Islamic countries, including a 66 percent increase in the past decade alone (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/number-muslims-u-s-doubles-9-11-article-1.1071895).

In his book “Slavery, Terrorism, and Islam”, Peter Hammond detailed the correlation between the proportion of Muslims to the overall population and increased violence and adherence to Sharia law. In one segment, he wrote:

“When the Muslim population remains at or under 2%, their presence tends to fly low under the radar. In the 2% – 5% range, Muslims begin to seek converts, targeting those they see as disaffected, such as criminals. When the population reaches 5% they exert influence disproportionate to their numbers, becoming more aggressive and pushing for Sharia law. When the population hits the 10% mark Muslims become increasingly lawless and violent. Once the population reaches 20%, there is an increase in rioting, murder, jihad militias, and destruction of non-Muslim places of worship. At 40%, there are “widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare.” Once beyond 50%, infidels and apostates are persecuted, genocide occurs, and Sharia law is implemented. After 80%, intimidation is a daily part of life along with violent jihad and some state-run genocide as the nation purges all infidels. Once the nation has rid itself of all non-Muslims, the presumption is that ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ has been attained – the Islamic House of Peace.”

According to the most recent statistics, the five U.S. states with the largest number of Muslim residents are Texas, California, New York, Michigan, and Florida (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/06/a-new-estimate-of-the-u-s-muslim-population/). With the constantly expanding influx of immigrants from Muslim countries, however, those numbers will continue to change.



CHATHAM, N.J. — Two mothers of New Jersey middle school students have hired attorneys after they say they were targeted for harassment since appearing on television to voice concerns about Islamic indoctrination at their childrens’ school.

The pair had appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Show” to voice their frustration over the curriculum, which they said was more indoctrination than education.

“Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer were subjected to personal attacks throughout their campaign to stop Islamic indoctrination at the Chatham Middle School. They were defamed as “bigots” and “Islamophobes”, “hateful”, “ignorant”, “xenophobes”, “intolerant”, “racist”, “closed minded”, “sad and ignorant” in social media, and the list goes on. The attacks significantly intensified after their appearance on the Tucker Carlson Show,” reads a statement from the Thomas More Law Center (https://www.thomasmore.org/press-releases/chatham-middle-school-students-taught-islam-true-faith-two-mothers-pilloried-making-public-must-see-video/).

Hilsenrath and Gayer, who each have sons in the seventh grade at Chatham Middle School, say they first voiced their concerns over the curriculum to the Chatham Board of Education at a February 6, 2017 public meeting.

They say Superintendent Michael LaSusa responded by saying that any change to the curriculum was unlikely, and then refused to meet with them privately with him to discuss the matter further.

At the center of the controversy is a video that children in the district were instructed to watch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikVGwzVg48cz0 in which one child explains to another the fundamentals of his Muslim faith.

“The promotion of Islam is worse than what the mothers presented to Tucker Carlson,” Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center said in the statement.

“After viewing one of the videos which the seventh graders were directed to watch, I can’t imagine any objective person saying this is not Islamic indoctrination. Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination to take place and it’s up to vigilant parents to stop it. Libby and Nancy should have been praised, not pilloried,” the statement continued.

When asked about the involvement of lawyers, school Superintendent Michael LaSusa said the following:

“As we have discussed before and as we stated at our March 6 Board of Education meeting, our school district meets and exceeds the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in all areas. As part of the school district’s social studies program, students are exposed to the tenets of all major world religions, including Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and more.”

Despite LaSusa’s statement that the curriculum covers study on most major religions, Gayer says her son was prevented from presenting a power point demonstration to the class on his Christian faith because it was deemed “proselytizing”.

Hilsenrath says she will continue the fight against what she calls “indoctrination” for as long as it takes.

“One of my fundamental obligations as a parent is to guide the religious and secular education of my children. That’s why I will continue the fight against the Islamic indoctrination now taking place at Chatham, regardless of the personal attacks,” she said.