An art gallery in Portland is being blasted online for prominently displaying an image of President Donald Trump being decapitated.
As part of their “Fuck you Mr. President” exhibit held on July 13, One Grand Gallery showed art from leftists still suffering Trump derangement syndrome more than 18 months after his inauguration.
One image displayed on a window facing SE 10th Avenue depicts a brutal ISIS-style decapitation of Trump.
A June 4 call to artists for the exhibit is exemplary of the gallery’s hatred for the sitting US president.
“How far we’ve come since our Bernie Sanders show from the fall of 2016,” the post reads.
“[Trump’s] election has brought out the worst in American citizens, exacerbating political divides, and we have been devastated watching the unfortunate turn of events since” his inauguration,” the now-deleted post read.
“We hate the president and want to let him know,”reads another call to artists.
Another Instagram post seeking artists features a middle finger salute to the Trump Tower in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, hundreds of Trump supporting commenters inundated the gallery’s Facebook page with pro-Trump memes and statements, while some claimed they were referring the art to the Secret Service.
The unhinged artwork is the latest instance of the Left’s violent fantasy of chopping off Trump’s head.
US Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) appeared to call for a military coup to remove Donald Trump in response to Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, before walking it back.
After former CIA director John Brennan called Trump’s actions “treasonous,” only to be ridiculed by Rand Paul, who pointed out that Brennan voted for the Communist Party USA candidate in 1976, Cohen went one step further.
“Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” tweeted Cohen.
However, after receiving criticism for the tweet, Cohen backed away and insisted that he wasn’t calling for a coup.
Last week, Cohen embarrassed himself by ludicrously claiming that disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok should have been awarded a Purple Heart, a medal which is usually only awarded to members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or died in battle.
Support for President Trump amongst the U.S. military is higher than his support amongst the general public, so any kind of “coup” looks incredibly unlikely.
MSNBC contributor and top “resistance” activist Scott Dworkin also responded to Trump’s meeting with Putin by calling for Hillary Clinton to be installed as president.
“Trump and Pence should be removed from office and we should either have a new election, or Hillary Clinton should take over. That’s how we beat Putin. There is no other way,” tweeted Dworkin.
Quite how Hillary could be installed as president without America going through some kind of devastating civil war was not expanded upon.
Dworkin and Cohen are by no means the first to call for Hillary to be installed by means of some sort of military coup.
Back in February 2017, far-left film maker Michael Moorecalled on the the judicial system “to rule either that the President is the winner of the popular vote OR the election must be held over.”
Just over a month later Moore re-iterated his insistence that Trump be removed, writing, “The Democratic Party needs to declare a National Emergency. For the first time in our history, the President of the United States and his staff are under investigation for espionage.”
Far-left New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters to “occupy” airports, border crossings, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices nationwide.
“We have to occupy all of it,” she told Democracy Now! on Monday. “We need to occupy every airport. We need to occupy every border. We need to occupy every ICE office until those kids are back with their parents, period.”
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that ICE is not in the business of immigration enforcement, despite that being in its very name.
“First of all, ICE is not [U.S. Customs and Border Protection],” she said. “When we talk about abolishing ICE, we’re talking about ending family detention. We’re talking about ending an agency and ending a practice and a structure that is not accountable to the U.S. Department of Justice, that often takes on things that look a lot like enforcement activities.”
“We have to show people that we’re willing to walk the walk and put our money where our mouth is,” she added.
Despite ICE becoming a big target for the far-left, Democrats are hesitant to go after the agency due to the majority of Americans supporting it and the radical optics of opposing immigration enforcement.
For example, Democrats introduced an “Abolish ICE” bill but then refused to vote on it, with some Democratic lawmakers admitting it was a “publicity stunt.”
However, Reps. Clay Higgins (R-La.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are crafting a “support ICE” bill that will be voted on the House floor on Wednesday.
“What I found so interesting is the Democrats introduced a bill to abolish ICE … we give them an opportunity, and they say they don’t want to vote for it, McCarthy said Monday.
Rather than allowing a vote against ICE, Republican leadership felt it better to record votes in favor of the agency.
“After being called on their bluff, Democrats ran scared from their own bill,” Speaker Paul Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement.
“Democrats will now have the chance to stand with the majority of Americans who support ICE and vote for this resolution, or follow the extreme voices on the far left calling for abolishment of an agency that protects us.”
It’s clear Ocasio-Cortez’s position of abolishing ICE is too extreme for mainline Democrats, especially during an election season, so it remains to be seen how she plans to achieve her vision of a borderless utopia.
Last year, Swedish authorities declared that the number of Islamist militants in Sweden had risen from 200 to 2,000 over a 10-year period. Now, a 265-page report has been released on the fundamentalist branch of Islam known as Salafism, which advocates a return to ‘pure’ Islam. The report, the largest ever of its kind, shows a clear rise of Salafism in Sweden.
According to the study, which was commissioned by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, a government department, “not all Salafists are jihadists, but all jihadists are Salafists”.
It shows evidence that Salafist preachers in Sweden are co-operating in order to push their message across Muslim communities, and that disturbing every-day behaviour is now common even in children.
The study was created in order to understand, by interviewing police, social workers, and community representatives, how religious beliefs lead to acts of terror.
It found a well-organised ideology that was consciously creating a deep social rift between Muslims and Swedes by pushing for Sweden’s Muslim minority population to reject the country’s mainstream cultural surroundings, allowing terrorists and radical jihadist recruits to emerge.
According to author and prominent extremism researcher Magnus Ranstorp, “Salafists advocate gender segregation, demand that women veil themselves to limit ‘sexual temptation,’ restrict women’s role in the public sphere and strongly oppose listening to music and some sports activities.” The religious movement appears to be highly coordinated.
“It is interesting that the Salafist preachers, on whom the study focuses, appear to be more in cooperation with each other, rather than rivals. Instead, these preachers seem to divide their da’wa (mission) into different geographical areas,” Ranstorp says.
Muslims are encouraged by prominent extremist leaders to refrain from making friends of non-Muslims, to encourage them to love Allah, and to hate non-believers for not following Islam. They are instructed to refrain from joining wider communities and groups and must resist changing their appearance, language and behaviour in order to adapt and integrate with Swedish culture.
Sweden is home to over 800,000 people born outside of Europe (largely from Syria and Iraq) as well as hundreds of thousands of second and third-generation migrants, and these instructions are becoming deeply ingrained in these sections of the population.
In the Swedish municipality of Boras, officials are reporting that they are seeing young children refusing to drink “Christian” water from the taps and washing themselves in the mosque after spending the day in contact with non-Muslims.
In Vasteras, teenage criminals are reportedly using what they are taught about non-Muslims to justify stealing from shops with non-veiled cashiers while shouting “kafir” (a derogatory Arabic term for a non-believer). Other reports have emerged detailing accounts of groups of Muslims harassing immigrant shop owners, demanding to know if they follow Allah and abusing them otherwise.
In Gothenburg, which has supplied more recruits from Sweden to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) than any other city, Salafists informed their followers that voting in secular Swedish elections was “haram” – forbidden.
One interviewee makes it clear that the influence of these extremist Islamist leaders spreads beyond the mosques. “Swedes have no idea how much influence political Islam has in the suburb. Swedish laws are not applied there.”
In its conclusion, the study urges Sweden to be more open to understanding and exposing the clear links between radical Islam and terrorism. “When the then-National Coordinator Against Violent Extremism said that the question of why so many people chose to travel to IS from Sweden was ‘a million dollar question,’ it is an illustration of the overall inability of Swedish authorities (with the exception of police and security police) to see that this problem has not emerged from a vacuum.”
Russia’s prosecutor general will demand interviews with American congressmen, security services staff, and other high-profile individuals as it seeks to involve the US in its investigation into convicted financier Bill Browder.
Moscow accuses Browder of illegally taking $1.5 billion out of Russia and fabricating evidence that led to the passing of the sanctions-imposing Magnitsky Act. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor general wants to speak to ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, author of the notorious Trump dossier, and former ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, who campaigned on behalf of Browder.
Michael McFaul and Hillary Clinton in 2016. / Reuters
Other persons of interest on what Russia said was an incomplete list included David Kramer, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and president of think tank Freedom House, and the billionaire Ziff brothers, who are described as“Browder’s long-standing partners in crime.”
This was announced by Aleksandr Kurennoy, the head of the mass media department of the prosecutor general’s office in Moscow, who said that Russia was ready to share its findings with US law enforcement agencies “on even terms.”
The announcement follows hot on the heels of a proposal made by Vladimir Putin during his press conference with Donald Trump in Helsinki on Monday, in which he offered to “meet US authorities half-way” and allow the Mueller investigation into Moscow’s election meddling to interview suspects in Russia, “on the condition” that Russian investigators could speak to suspects in the Browder investigation. Russia has previously tried to extradite Browder and gain access to others, but without success, though the businessman was briefly arrested in Spain in May, before being set free.
Browder responded to Putin’s words in the Washington Post, claiming that the Russian leader’s offer meant he was “rattled” by Browder’s accusations of corruption against Moscow officials.
US-born Browder made a fortune as an investor in Russia, starting in the 1990s, but was barred from entering the country in 2005, and has since become an arch-critic of the Kremlin. His allegations over the treatment of one of his staff, Sergei Magnitsky, while in custody, led to the sanctioning of select Moscow officials in the 2012 Magnitsky Act, but the legislation has since been expanded and can be applied to any foreign official, who is deemed to have violated human rights.
Browder was convicted in Russia in absentia in 2013 for fraud and tax evasion, and again, at the end of last year.
The 54-year old investor has also been a prominent voice in the Mueller investigation itself, though it does not concern him directly, and he submitted a scathing testimony about Russia to the US Senate a year ago.
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