Yes, They ARE Animals: MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Kidnap, Murder of Two Teens

Eleven MS-13 gang members have been charged with the kidnapping and murder of two teenage boys from Virginia, announced the Department of Justice on Friday. All the gang members who have been charged are in their 20s and originally from El Salvador, though it’s unclear if they are legally or illegally in the United States. . .

In a statement to Townhall, U.S. Attorney’s Office Director of Communications for the Eastern District of Virginia Joshua Stueve said, “While we note in the press release that all of the defendants are from El Salvador, we did not include any information as to their immigration status.” . . .

The indictment revealed that four gang members conspired to lure Mendez to a park in Fairfax Country to murder him in August 2016. The 17-year-old was allegedly in a rival gang. “After killing him and to conceal evidence linking them to the juvenile’s disappearance and murder, these four defendants and their co-conspirators buried the juvenile’s remains,” reports ABC 13 WSET News.

Additionally, in September 2016, nine gang members lured Triminio to the same Fairfax County park to be murdered. MS-13 suspected the 14-year-old was cooperating with law enforcement. Triminio’s remains were buried, too. (Read more from “Yes, They are Animals: MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Kidnap, Murder of Two Teens” HERE)

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Hypocrite: Anti-Gun David Hogg Caught Taking Stroll With Apparent Armed Guards Feet Away

By Conservative Tribune. Self-defense for me, but not for thee: That seems to be the new message of anti-Second Amendment advocate David Hogg, at least if claims by people who spotted him in New York City recently are correct.

Earlier this week, the spotlight-seeking Parkland student-turned activist was photographed in the Big Apple apparently flanked by bodyguards with military haircuts and Secret Service-style suits. . .

As The American Mirror pointed out, Hogg himself jumped into the Twitter discussion of his apparent armed entourage and didn’t refute the claim that he was roaming the streets with armed bodyguards. . .

Other users pointed out that the hypocrisy is especially deep since it’s in New York City, a place with some of the most strict gun control laws in the nation and where concealed carry permits are nearly impossible to obtain. . .

Hogg’s version of supporting gun ownership: “They’re pathetic f***ers that want to keep killing our children,” he declared about millions of law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association. (Read more from “Hypocrite: Anti-Gun David Hogg Caught Taking Stroll With Apparent Armed Guards Feet Away” HERE)

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Columbus and Cincinnati Sued Over Gun Control Laws

By WOSU. Ohio pro-gun groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Columbus and Cincinnati, hoping to overturn recently passed gun control measures.

In May, Cincinnati City Council became the first Ohio city to ban bump stocks. Columbus City Council followed by unanimously approving a slate of 11 gun ordinances.

Among the ordinances are a ban on accessories like bump stocks, restrictions on the sale of imitation firearms, and a prohibition of gun sales in residential areas.

The Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans For Concealed Carry, which filed companion suits against both cities, argue it’s illegal for them to pass any such restrictions. A 2006 state law blocks municipalities from passing gun control measures more restrictive than Ohio’s regulations. (Read more from “Columbus and Cincinnati Sued Over Gun Control Laws” HERE)

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U.S. Schools: There Is No God but Allah

By WND. A fight has erupted over the mandatory Islamic indoctrination imposed on students by a public school, including reciting the Islamic oath of allegiance called the shahada, which states, “There is no god but Allah.”

The Thomas More Law Center is representing Richard Penkoski in his dispute with Mountain Ridge Middle School in West Virginia. . .

Among the points of contention, on May 14, his seventh-grade daughter “brought home a packet of lessons and assignments which included the following: Write the shahada, the Islamic conversion creed, ‘There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” in Arabic as part of ‘calligraphy’ practice.” . . .

Penkoski, who hosts an online Christian ministry called Warriors for Christ, contacted the school when his daughter brought home the Islamic teachings, and he asked TMLC to look into the legal aspects.

He charged that it pushed far beyond what ordinarily would be expected in a class about world religions, because of the disparity with teachings about other religions. (Read more from “U.S. School: There Is No God but Allah” HERE)

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NJ School District Under Fire for Allegedly Indoctrinating Children With Islam

By CBN News. A federal court is moving ahead with a lawsuit against a New Jersey School District accused of indoctrinating children with Islamic teachings.

District Court Judge Kevin McNulty denied a motion by the Chatham, New Jersey School District to dismiss a claim brought by Libby Hilsenrath. Hilsenrath says her son was forced to watch videos in his middle school World Cultures and Geography class that were meant to convert the students to Islam.

Kate Oliveri from the Thomas Moore Law Center applauded the judge’s decision to move forward with the case.

“This ruling comes as no surprise. The motion to dismiss was a further attempt by the school district to bully and silence Mrs. Hilsenrath. The school district ignored the legal standard and ignored the facts, attempting instead to fool the judge with a poor attempt at sophistry,” she said.

Hilsenrath says her son and his classmates were shown videos that went beyond informing the students about Islam, but actually called for conversions to the faith. (Read more from “NJ School District Under Fire for Allegedly Indoctrinating Children With Islam” HERE)

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Dad Whose Child Was Killed by Illegal Alien Has Message for Media Empathy Towards Illegal Immigration

By The Daily Caller. President Trump hosted Angel families at the White House Friday afternoon so they could tell their stories. An Angel parent is a parent of a child who was killed by an illegal alien.

No media in the room was ready for what father Steve Ronnebeck had to say. Ronnebeck lost his 21-year-old son Grant Ronnebeck to an illegal alien who shot him for a pack of cigarettes. . .

“Grant did everything he was supposed to do,” Ronnebeck said, “Gave him the cigarettes. The man went ahead and executed him and shot him point-blank in the face.”

Then Ronnebeck directly called out the media, asking why they don’t tell his story. “You don’t hear these stories, and some of our media won’t talk to you about it,” Ronnebeck said, “This is permanent separation. For his birthday, I go to his grave. … We set up a Christmas tree on Grant’s grave.”

Ronnebeck was not done with the media. “I wish some of our media had the same integrity as our president, our vice president, Director [of ICE] Homan, all of you in law enforcement,” Ronnebeck said, “I wish some of our media had the same integrity. I want to thank all of you, especially our law enforcement for what you do. Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, thank you.” (Read more from “Dad Whose Child Was Killed by Illegal Alien Has Message for Media Empathy Towards Illegal Immigration” HERE)

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Trump Hosts ‘Angel Families’ to Highlight Crime by Illegal Aliens

By Washington Times. President Trump highlighted “American victims of illegal immigration” Friday, hosting families of people killed by illegal immigrants to tell their stories and hitting back at critics of his rescinded policy that separated illegal child migrants from their parents.

“These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “These are the families the media ignores. These are the stories that Democrats and people that are weak on immigration don’t want to discuss.”

He was surrounded on a stage by so-called “Angel” families who lost loved ones to violence by illegal immigrants. Many of the parents held large photographs of their dead children.

Referring to the furor over separating child migrants from their parents, Mr. Trump emphasized repeatedly that the families gathered with him had lost their loved ones forever.

“They’re not separated for a day, or two days,” the president said. “They’re permanently separated, because they were killed by criminal illegal aliens.” (Read more from “Trump Hosts ‘Angel Families’ to Highlight Crime by Illegal Aliens” HERE)

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Washington Post Hides Correction After Embarrassing Error on Time Cover Story

The Washington Post stealth-edited an article incorrectly claiming the young child on the cover of Time Magazine was separated from her mother, only adding a “clarification” after The Daily Caller reached out for comment.

The original article — written by Eli Rosenberg — asserted that the image of the crying immigrant girl staring up at President Donald Trump was a powerful statement about family separations on the border. . .

The article itself repeated the now-debunked claim that the child was taken away from her mother, reading, “Time magazine ran a cover that used one of the images that has been most resonant in this past week, taken of a young girl crying as her mother was patted down by a Border Patrol agent before the two were separated.” [Emphasis added] . . .

As the father of the young girl, border patrol agents and eventually Time indicated, at no point were the mother and daughter ever separated. The child was briefly set down for the mother’s pat-down, but the pair were quickly reunited after the search.

The Washington Post edited Rosenberg’s article to fix the error, but they issued no editor’s note, correction, or clarification that anything had been changed despite the fact that the original article was on the website for at least 12 hours. (Read more from “Washington Post Hides Correction After Embarrassing Error on Time Cover Story” HERE)

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This Lesbian Actress-Turned Politician Claims ICE Is a ‘Terrorist Group’

Cynthia Nixon, an actress turned gubernatorial challenger for New York governor, called the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency a “terrorist organization” and wants it abolished, according to published reports. . .

Nixon, a Democrat, made the comment Thursday at St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church on the Upper West Side in New York City. She was there to support undocumented Guatemalan immigrant Debora Vasquez-Barrios, a mother of two who sought sanctuary at the church in early June after ICE told her that she is facing deportation.

“ICE has strayed so far from its mission,” said Nixon, who previously starred on “Sex in the City.” “It’s supposed to be here to keep Americans safe but what it’s turned into is frankly a terrorist organization of its own. It’s terrorizing people who are coming to this country.” . . .

“I think we need to abolish ICE,” Nixon said earlier in the day on “The View.” “That seems really clear. They have strayed so far from the interests of the American people and the interests of humanity.”

The 52-year-old actress is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuumo for the Democratic nomination for governor. Last week, a Siena College poll showed her behind Cumo, 61 to 26 percent. The primary is set for Sept. 13. (Read more from “This Lesbian Actress-Turned Politician Claims ICE Is a ‘Terrorist Group'” HERE)

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Jacketgate: Media Freaks out About What Melania Wore on Plane Ride to Visit Immigrant Children in Texas

President Trump responded to the media speculation Thursday evening with his own explanation of the First Lady’s jacket.

Many in the media freaked out Thursday over a jacket first lady Melania Trump wore when boarding the plane to visit immigrant children in a Texas detention center. The $39 Zara jacket reads “I really don’t care. do u?” on the back.

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope this isn’t what the media is going to choose to focus on.”

She also mentioned the time the media attacked the First Lady for wearing heels when boarding the plane to visit Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.

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WHO Reclassifies Transgenderism, No Longer Considered a Mental Health Disorder

The World Health Organization will no longer classify people who identify as transgender as having a mental disorder, the group announced Monday.

The announcement comes ahead of the release of the organization’s International Classification of Diseases in its 11th edition.

Previously, “gender incongruence” was placed in the mental health chapter of the WHO’s classification document. Now, it will be in a newly created sexual health chapter.

The United Nations health agency claimed there is “clear” evidence that being transgender “is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this can cause enormous stigma for people who are transgender.”

“Gender incongruence … has also been moved out of the mental disorders in the ICD, into sexual health conditions,” their report stated.

In a new description of gender incongruence, the WHO says that “gender variant behavior and preferences alone are not a basis” for diagnosing someone’s mental health.

According to Dr. Lale Say, Coordinator, Adolescents and at-Risk Populations Team at the World Health Organization, the goal in moving gender incongruence from the mental health chapter to a newly created sexual health chapter is to remove social stigma.

“It was taken out from mental health disorders because we had better understanding that this wasn’t actually a mental health condition,” she said. “And leaving it there was causing stigma.”

“Removing gender incongruence from mental health chapter is expected to reduce stigma and will help better social acceptance of individuals living with gender incongruence,” the representative added.

The change will be presented at the World Health Assembly in 2019 and will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

According to The National Center for Transgender Equality, a vast number of transgender individuals do suffer from mental illness.

A poll run by the transgender rights organization found that “Four out of 10 transgender Americans have attempted suicide in their lifetime, which is nearly nine times the attempted suicide rate among all Americans.”

“A staggering 39% of respondents experienced serious psychological distress in the month prior to completing the survey, compared with only 5% of the population,” the NCTE found.

Meanwhile, as noted by The Daily Wire, “the World Health Organization decided to classify excessive video game playing as a mental health disorder.”

“I’m not creating a precedent,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of the World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, discussing the decision.

“One (major characteristic of gaming disorder) is that the gaming behavior takes precedence over other activities to the extent that other activities are taken to the periphery,” Poznyak said. (For more from the author of “WHO Reclassifies Transgenderism, No Longer Considered a Mental Health Disorder” please click HERE)

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Melania Makes Surprise Trip to Texas, Visits Children Housed in Detention Facility

First lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday to get a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.

The first lady’s stop at Upbring New Hope Children’s Center in McAllen came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families. Trump had come under pressure to stop the practice, including from GOP allies and the first lady herself, following a public outcry sparked by widespread images of children held in fence-like structures.

The trip was intended to lend support to those children who remain separated from their parents, said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman.

“She wanted to see everything for herself,” Grisham said.

Accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Mrs. Trump met with the executive director of the facility and other staff in a makeshift conference room where she was told the staff treated the 58 children housed there as if they were their own.

The first lady asked that the children be reunited with their families “as quickly as possible.”

The trip came together within the past 48 hours, Grisham said.

“She told her staff she wanted to go and we made that happen,” she said.

The president, speaking at a Cabinet meeting, said that his wife was “down at the border,’” and Grisham said the first lady had the full backing of her husband.

“She told him ‘I am headed down to Texas’ and he was supportive,” Grisham said.

Mrs. Trump, whose focus as first lady is on child well-being, appears to have been among those pushing her husband to act.

Grisham released a statement last weekend saying the first lady “hates” to see children separated from their families and “believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”

Hours before Trump used his executive order to halt family separations, a White House official let it be known that Mrs. Trump had been voicing her opinion to the president for some time, including that he needed to help families stay together.

Trump acknowledged Wednesday that the mother of his 12-year-old son, Barron, had been prodding him.

“My wife feels very strongly about it,” he told reporters after he signed the order.

The pair of statements from the first lady amounted to an unusual public intervention by Mrs. Trump into a policy debate. Her four former living predecessors, seemingly encouraged after Laura Bush authored a scathing opinion piece, followed with sharper commentary of their own condemning the family separations as shameful.

The last-minute trip to Texas marks the first public action by Mrs. Trump since she announced in May an initiative named “Be Best” to focus on the overall well-being of children and help teach them kindness. She had been expected to travel to promote the campaign but was sidelined a week after the announcement following surgery to treat a benign kidney condition. (For more from the author of “Melania Makes Surprise Trip to Texas, Visits Children Housed in Detention Facility” please click HERE)

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Intruder Pours Gas on Home’s Floors. But Homeowner Fights Back — and Uses His Gun for Good Measure.

By The Blaze. Police said a man walked across the street Sunday evening toward a home in North Manheim Township, Pennsylvania, entered the garage, grabbed a gas can and then entered the home where he proceeded to pour gasoline on the floors, state police told the Morning Call.

But the 57-year-old homeowner battled with the intruder, police told the paper, and pushed him out of the house.

At that point, the homeowner’s daughter retrieved her father’s handgun and gave it to him while she called 911, police told the Morning Call.

However, the intruder apparently was undeterred, as he continued to assault the homeowner and pushed him to the ground, police told the paper.

But the homeowner rose to his knees and fired one shot, striking the intruder in the left arm and abdomen, police told the Morning Call, adding that the intruder collapsed and remained on the ground until police and rescue workers arrived. (Read more from “Intruder Pours Gas on Home’s Floors. But Homeowner Fights Back — and Uses His Gun for Good Measure.” HERE)

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Police: Homeowner Shoots Home Invader in Schuylkill County

By WFMZ.

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