Welcome to a new week. Hope you had a nice weekend.
Before we get to The Brew, last night we published a round-up of some of the happenings in aftermath of the Israeli massacre. It’s called “Notes on the War: The Campus Embrace of Merchants of Genocide.”
This weekend also saw Stream writer Aliya Kuykendall’s latest “Sunny Side of the Stream” on “Learning from Paul How to Love the Jewish People”
And Stream Contributor David Marshall penned “An Open Letter to the Jewish People.”
Now onto The Brew and some good news.
UPDATE: Effort to Boot Out Germany Family Deferred
A couple weeks back we told you about how the Biden Administration suddenly decided to deport a Christian family from Germany that’s been here (legally) for 15 years. The Romeike family fled Germany after authorities tried busting them for homeschooling their kids. Then out-of-the-blue, they get a letter informing them they had two weeks to get out.
Well, thanks to the publicity and the obvious terrible look of tossing a law-abiding Christian family out while allowing law-breaking illegal immigrants by the million to come in, immigration officials have now deferred the Romeike family deportation for another 12 months.
Family attorney Kevin Boden told The Blaze’s Glenn Beck he thinks, “Someone at the top said, ‘Make this go away. Find them out for another year. We don’t want to deal with it.’”
You can also credit prayer.
Matriarch Hannelore Romeiki wanted to thank the “American people who prayed and fought on our side.” (I assume that includes many of you Streamers.)
“I also want to encourage the American people that the Lord hears their prayers,” said Hannelore. “Sometimes we get discouraged and we think, ‘You know, maybe it’s not enough.’ But prayers are powerful, and we felt the effects.”
Bring in Gaza Refugees?
Squad member Rep. Jamaal Bowman — yes, the same guy who claims pulling a fire alarm will open a door and not set off a fire alarm — wants to bring refugees from Gaza to the U.S.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joins Republicans in the House and Senate in saying, “absolutely not.” On Saturday, DeSantis raised eyebrows by declaring, “We cannot accept people from Gaza into this country as refugees,” DeSantis said during the event. “If you look at how they behave, not all of them are Hamas, but they are all anti-Semitic. None of them believe in Israel’s right to exist.”
Everyone? An exaggeration, perhaps. But not much, according to Dr. Michael Brown’s latest, “Giving Up the ‘Occupied Terrritories’ is Not the Solution.”
FBI Director Wray: Took Eye Off the Ball and Is Now Scrambling Against Terror Threats
FBI Director Christopher Wray, who’s spent the past three years chasing concerned parents, devout Catholics, pro-life demonstrators and anyone who so much as glanced at the Capitol on January 6, is suddenly concerned with Islamic terrorists. He’s warning of copy-cat attacks.
Wray spoke Saturday to the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego. “History has been witness to anti-Semitic and other forms of violent extremism for far too long,” he said, according to the FBI transcript. “We remain committed to continue confronting those threats.”
“In this heightened environment, there’s no question we’re seeing an increase in reported threats, and we’ve got to be on the lookout, especially for lone actors who may take inspiration from recent events to commit violence of their own.”
I can remember way back 2 days ago when we were called conspiracy theorists for saying the exact same thing. https://t.co/lr90mxzUd6
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) October 15, 2023
In related news, the dorm room of a Jewish student at Drexel University was set ablaze Tuesday in what university officials are openly suggesting was a hate crime connected to the Israeli massacre. Though the investigation continues.
Just two weeks ago, Newsweek reported Wray’s FBI had created a new subcategory of extremism to target Trump supporters.
Pro-Life Republican Wins Louisiana Governorship
Pro-life Republican Jeff Landry has been elected governor of Louisiana. He’ll replace outgoing Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards. Landry, currently the state’s attorney general, won a majority of votes to avoid a run-off. His main Democratic challenger, Secretary of Transportation Shawn Wilson is an abortion advocate who fought the state’s efforts to protect the rights of the unborn.
Along The Stream
John Zmirak has a fascinating myth-busting piece called “Was America Built on Stolen Land by Genocidal Racists? Er, Maybe Not …”
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and co-author of the counter-terrorism memoir Hostile Intent: Protecting Yourself Against Terrorism.