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SouthernDem4ever's Journal
SouthernDem4ever's Journal
May 22, 2024

"Amid campus protests, organizers with past ties to Hamas support also emerge"

from usatoday:

On Day 7 of the pro-Palestinian protests on the Columbia University campus, Osama Abuirshaid stopped by the student encampment.
The executive director of American Muslims for Palestine walked through the tent city, then made a fiery speech to the gathered crowd.

“This is not only a genocide that is being committed in Gaza,” Abuirshaid said. “This is also a war on us here in America.”

Forty-eight hours later, Abuirshaid appeared at another campus — George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he delivered another speech. Osama Abuirshaid at a protest event at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., April 26, 2024.

Campus protests, which swept the country this spring, emerged as an outcry over the civilian death toll of the military campaign Israel launched in response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. Most student protesters have sought to distance themselves from Hamas, which the United States designated as a terrorist entity in 1997.

But top members of Abuirshaid’s organization have complex connections to the campus protest movement. And Abuirshaid and others from American Muslims for Palestine were once employees or officials at another group tied to direct financial support for Hamas, USA TODAY found.

From 2002 to 2004, Abuirshaid ran the internal newspaper for a pro-Palestinian media organization called Islamic Association for Palestine. The group’s sister fundraising organization, the Holy Land Foundation was designated a terror group in 2001, investigated by the FBI and indicted by the Department of Justice. Ultimately, the foundation’s leaders went to prison for supporting terrorists, and a federal judge later found both groups responsible for funding Hamas.

An array of pending civil lawsuits alleges that Abuirshaid’s current group also has close Hamas ties, though these claims remain unproven as the suits work their way through the judicial system.

American Muslims for Palestine denies any Hamas ties, or even a close link to the previous groups.

“There have been many allegations and insinuations against American Muslims for Palestine and whether it has connections to Hamas, supports Hamas, or in any way, shape or form aids Hamas. The answer to all of those is simple and clear: No,” said Christine Jump, an attorney who represents AMP. “No, it does not.”

While campus protesters across the country have expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people, individual protests have also showcased moments of more overt support for Hamas or for violence: At Stanford University, officials alerted the FBI after a man at a campus protest was seen wearing a headband resembling those worn by Hamas fighters. At Columbia, students chanted “Hamas, we love you. We support your rockets too.”

April 8, 2024

Cat Stevens - Moonshadow

April 6, 2024

A suggestion to the Biden campaign (if they aren't already doing this)

Any time Biden is confronted with a stupidity from the Repub candidate, he should refute it with a statement like ' This is what he said he'll do (or this is what he has done), now here's what I will do (or what I have done). This needs to be done over and over and over again. It might be the only way to get through to the idiocy side of our body politic. I am so tired of the both-siderism that the media seems to love. You are either a Democratic patriot, or a Republican fascist. The line is perfectly clear and everyone needs to be reminded of this constantly to overcome their short-term fox news style brainwashing.

March 29, 2024

DJT stock hits turbulence: More volatility ahead for Trump's high-flying Truth Social

from USAToday:

They say the bigger they come, the harder they fall. That reckoning always comes eventually for meme stocks -- and Trump Media & Technology Group appears to be no exception. Donald Trump’s namesake social media company burst out of the gate on its first day of trading Tuesday, opening at $70.90 and soaring as high as $79.38 as Trump fans and opportunistic traders bought up shares. But the price faded late in the session and has bounced along at lower levels ever since, ending Thursday down $4.26 at $61.96.

Its market valuation, just over $8 billion, is still stunning for a social media fledgling with an unproven business model that has struggled to attract users and advertisers, burned through cash and wracked up losses.

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Another scam from the Orange Buffoon. The stock market is full of suckers.
March 27, 2024

Supreme Court ruling restricting abortion pill may help Biden and doom Trump this election

From the opinion page of USAToday.


The American public is largely unaware and unprepared for an upcoming Supreme Court decision that could significantly reduce abortion access nationwide and create significant repercussions for the 2024 election. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard a case – the most significant since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision overturning Roe v. Wade – challenging one of two drugs (mifepristone) used in medication abortion. The court, whose decision is likely to come this summer, may opt to restrict use of the drug or even revoke its approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Two-thirds of adults have heard nothing about the mifepristone case, which would affect the method used for more than 60% of abortions in the United States.

How bizarre to live in a world where abortion is what tilts an election and not the fact that we might lose our society, economy and civil rights completely. The media really sucks at their job now.
March 26, 2024

I don't understand the continuing need for the news to ask trump supporters about world/govt affairs

It's obvious you can't get an intelligent answer from really dumb people.

March 23, 2024

Vote for people that want to serve, not that want you to serve them.

This should be another Democrat slogan. I am sick of people voting for a leader who has no empathy or interest in who they serve. They are only there to serve themselves.

March 16, 2024

Chi Coltrane - Thunder and Lightning


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