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    Teenager Sues Parents $250,000 For Naming Her Hillary

    A 17-year old girl from Ohio has launched a civil lawsuit against her parents for naming her Hillary as a child, a name which allegedly caused her to suffer from “a lot of mockeries” and a lack of opportunities in life in the dating world and employment market.

    Hillary Williams from the small city of Kettering in Ohio is suing her parents, Robert and Judith Williams, for “deliberately making her life miserable” by giving her “an outdated and shameful first name”.

    In her allocution presented Friday morning in front of the Montgomery County Court, the teenage girl claims she was an undesired child and that her parents deliberately gave her that first name to make her “a designated scapegoat”.

    They told me many times that I was an accident, they didn’t want me, and that I ruined their lives. When he was blind drunk, my dad admitted that they had named me like that in order to ruin my life like I had ruined theirs.

    She claims her parent’s ill-intentioned plan has worked, and that she has to endure constant mockeries, bullying, and a lack of opportunities in life because of her name.

    The young woman has even been “romantically rejected by interested young men” after they discovered she was named after the former First Lady, and has been told that her CV has been thrown in the trash by potential employers “solely because of my first name.

    She says he’s tried to get a name change in the past and asked his parents for their permission on several occasions, but they declined every time.

    My life is miserable! I can’t wait until I turn 18 and I get the right to change my name without my parents’ consent!

    She finally decided to file a lawsuit against her parents in order to obtain a financial compensation for the suffering that they deliberately caused her.

    Her parents vehemently deny her allegations and claim that they simply named her Hillary because they thought it was a pretty name.

    Every year,  a few dozen young Americans launch civil lawsuits against their parents for various reasons.

    Many of these lawsuits are cases designed as “wrongful birth lawsuits” and are often pursued by children with predictable birth defects.

    According to official records, this is the first time that American parents are being sued because of the name they gave their child.

    The actual hearings, in this case, are expected to begin in November.

    SOURCE: yournewswire.com

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    Las Vegas Attack Key Witness, Who Identified Multiple Shooters, Found Dead

    28-year-old Kymberley Schnomel, who survived the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, died suddenly after giving statement exposing multiple shooters.

    The Apple Valley resident made a public statement describing the Las Vegas attack and how they were carried out by multiple shooters firing weapons into the crowd. Her statement confirmed what many had already suspected: the “official” narrative that Stephen Paddock was a “lone wolf” shooter was false.

    She died a “natural death” five days after her Facebook posts giving a detailed account of her horrific experience quickly went viral. One of her posts reads:

    “We were rounding some sort of corner maybe- and I looked to the right and I saw this large cowboy sitting down with his legs spread, holding a blood-soaked woman. I thought to myself “we NEED to hide”, but as I looked quickly for somewhere to go, the gunfire once again got closer and closer. We couldn’t hide because they (and I do mean THEY) were chasing us.

    “Bullets were coming from every direction. Behind us, in front of us, to the side of us. But I know, I just know, that there was someone chasing us. The entire time I felt this way. The farther we got from the venue, the closer the gunfire got. I kept looking back expecting to see the gunmen- and I say MEN because there was more than one person. There was more than one gun firing. 100% more than one.

    “I have been watching the news non-stop since I arrived back home to my family. And it just doesn’t make sense. The story that are feeding everyone doesn’t add up to our eyewitness accounts. There is something wrong with what they are saying & the evidence seems fake if you ask me.

    “There are multiple people stating that there was a lady towards the beginning of the evening who had made her way up to the stage warning people that we were all gonna die- her and her boyfriend were escorted off the premises. Why has she not been mentioned by authorities? Every single survivor I have talked to also remembers multiple shooters, and at least one from the ground- why aren’t we being taken more seriously? Tons of things don’t add up.”

    According to Sea Coast Online, Suchomel’s grandmother, Julie Norton, found her dead just after 8:30 a.m. when she arrived to care for her 3-year-old great-granddaughter, Scarlett. She believes Suchomel may have died in her sleep after her husband, Mike, left for work at 4:30 a.m.

    Apparently, Suchomel had the Daily Press she was taking medication to treat her pituitary tumor and had trouble sleeping because of her near-death experience on that fateful night. Norton said:

    Kymberley had epilepsy and she’s always been prone to seizures — she told her friend that she recently had three focal seizures. I believe the stress from the shooting took her life.”

    Suchomel, the co-founder of the High Desert Phoenix Foundation, was found deceased just days before the Las Vegas Police Department made a significant change to their official timeline of events on the night of the mass shooting.

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    Van Damme Exposes the Rothschild and Rockefeller Agenda live on TV

    [TA] The world was not expecting Belgium actor and former bodybuilder Jean-Claude Van Damme to go off-script during a live interview on French TV, but he did exactly that. As you’ll view in the video below, Damme took his time discussing how the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers actually control the world – a fact few people are aware of!

    Commenting on the election in the United States – what might eventually be regarded as the 2016 fiasco, Jean-Claude said that neither Ted Cruz or Donald Trump would win the race. He reasoned:

    You still have the Rockefellers, people like the Rothschilds, those big families that dominate continents…these are families that rose in 1827, a family with five sons that expands, it’s above everything we’re talking (about) tonight.

    He additionally warned that “globalists” were the problem and that “to get out of globalism is to leave the world alone,” relays Educate Inspire Change. 
    For years, conspiracy theorists have proclaimed that the families are among the few that control the majority of the wealth and resources in the world. And, the following documentary aims to validate this conspiracy. It’s mind-numbing, to say the least:

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the Rothschilds held a $100,000 a plate fundraiser earlier this year for Clinton. If that doesn’t speak of vested interest in seeing her become the next President of the United States, what does? In addition, leaked emails from the former Secretary of State’s server reveal her admiration of the power elite.

    As people numb themselves with low-quality food, reality TV, and a variety of socially acceptable addictions, at least activists like Van Damme are speaking out in an attempt to raise awareness about the globalist agenda.

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    Images Show Prototypes Being Developed For Trump’s Border Wall

    The border wall between Mexico and America was one of Donald Trump’s most talked about and controversial policies during the election campaign. But since taking office in January, Republicans have been hit with several roadblocks in their quest to get the massive project underway.

    While Congress hasn’t agreed to the policy, companies have started to develop prototypes of the wall if and when the government gets the green light. According to the Associated Press, about 200 organisations have shown an interest in designing or building the wall.

    Pictures posted on Twitter by the US Customs and Border Protection show huge slabs of grey, high, concrete walls. The government has also uploaded a video of teams in San Diego drilling holes for concrete footings, illustrating how work is well and truly underway.

    Eight prototypes have been developed, half are made of concrete and the other half will be constructed with ‘other materials’, according to a government statement. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello says: “We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls. Our multi-pronged strategy to ensure the safety and security of the American people includes barriers, infrastructure, technology and people.

    “Moving forward with the prototypes enables us to continue to incorporate all the tools necessary to secure our border.”

    The new border aims to have walls between 18-30 feet high and a 150 feet (45m) electronicallymonitored no-man’s land between America and Mexico.

    President Trump initially stated that he wanted parts of the wall to be see through so that authorities would be able to easily spot drug smugglers. He said on Air Force One: “As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them-they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of the stuff? It’s over.”

    “As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall.”

    Credit: US Customs and Border Protection

    It’s no surprise that the wall, also known as Executive Order 13767, still has questions about how it will be funded and by whom. From the outset, Trump insisted that Mexico would pay for it, which was stringently denied by his neighbouring country. The President said he was considering slapping a 20 percent tariff on Mexican imports, however that idea was heavily criticised by Republicans and Democrats.

    In August, Trump even threatened to shut down the government to get the project started, telling a rally: “The obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”

    Sources: ladbible.com, Wired

    Featured Image Credit: US Customs and Border Protection

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    De Niro And Kennedy Jr. Offer $100k To Anyone Who Can Prove That Vaccines Are Safe!

    The pair are looking for proof that vaccines are safe and teamed up to offer $100,000 to anyone who can provide such information.

    “On one hand, the government is telling pregnant women which mercury-laced fish to avoid so that they don’t harm their fetuses, and on the other, the CDC supports injecting mercury-containing vaccines into pregnant women, infants and children,”Kennedy said at the joint press conference Wednesday.

    “This defies all logic and common sense.”

    The cash challenge is offered through Kennedy’s World Mercury Project for anyone “who can find a peer-reviewed scientific study demonstrating that thimerosal is safe in the amounts contained in vaccines currently being administered to American children and pregnant women.”

    Kennedy, the son of the late U.S. attorney general and senator, insisted that journalists and the government have been colluding to cover up the truth about vaccine safety and that the “shots have caused the autism epidemic.”

    So if vaccines are really as safe as we are told, let’s see who will be the first one to get the reward. It should be really easy for someone to find a proof, right?

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    SOURCE: Global News

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    Man removes Nazi swastika tattoos after unlikely friendship

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    Colorado resident Michael Kent recently sat down at a tattoo parlor in Colorado Springs to have his swastikas covered up.

    Kent, a former neo-Nazi, credits an African-American parole officer named Tiffany Whittier with helping him to see beyond skin color and changing his views about white supremacy.

    “If it wasn’t for her I would have seeped back into it,” said Kent. “I look at her as family.”

    Whittier, 45, even inspired Kent, 38, to take down the Nazi flags he had hanging in his living room and replace them with smiley faces.

    “I’m not here to judge him. That’s not my job to judge. My job is to be that positive person in someone’s life,” Whittier said.

    Added Kent, “When you wake up and see a smiley face, you’re going to go to work and you’re going to smile.”

    Former skinhead Michael Kent gives his former parole officer Tiffany Whittier a hug after she surprises him at his home.

    Kent now works full-time on a chicken farm in Colorado, where all his co-workers are Hispanic.

    “Before all this, I wouldn’t work for anybody or with anybody that wasn’t white,” said Kent. “[Now] we have company parties, or they have quinceañeras, I’m the only white guy there!”

    Redemption Ink, a national non-profit that offers free removals of hate-related tattoos, helped connect Kent with Fallen Heroes Tattoo in Colorado to begin the 15-hour process of covering his swastikas. The sterile environment is new to Kent who had his previous ink work done in prison.

    “I’ve never, never, never been inside of a tattoo shop getting a professional tattoo,” he said.

    Kent believes the painful process will help him move forward after spending years as a member of a violent skinhead group based in Arizona. As a father of two young children, Kent also hopes his children will see the world differently.

    “I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate,” said Kent. “I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard worker, and a good provider.”

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    Captured ISIS Fighter Blows Whistle: ‘We Work for the US Government’

    A captured ISIS fighter has blown the whistle and confessed that the Islamic State terrorist group actually works for the US Government.

    In a stunning admission of what many had already suspected, the high-ranking ISIS militant, who was apprehended by the Warfare Worldwide organization in Deir Ezzor, admitted that his regime has been working for the US Government to create unrest in Syria and overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

    His video confession has exposed some shocking new details about U.S.-ISIS collusion.

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    ISIS whistleblower, Mohammed Moussa al-Shawwakh, says that the U.S. and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) guaranteed protection for them from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in exchange for entering gas and oil fields in the region in order to make propaganda videos.

    LAV reports: Al-Shawwakh said that such kind of cooperation had acted in the Conoco gas field, allegedly captured by the SDF. The fighter added that according to the agreements, ISIS terrorists were forbidden to attack Kurdish forces in Deir Ezzor.

    A day later, Arab Today posted another video, where an ISIS terrorist had confirmed the cooperation between the U.S.-back Kurdish forces and ISIS.

    Mohammed Hussein al-Hamad said that similar arrangements were followed by Kurds during the ‘liberation’ of the al-Izba and Jafra oil fields.

    Besides, al-Hamad said that the SDF forces had often delivered the U.S.-made weapons to ISIS terrorists.

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    These statements, in turn, explain such an active advance of U.S.-backed formations along the left bank of the Euphrates towards Deir Ezzor.

    In addition, it becomes clear why all the positions seized by Kurds usually remain untouched after their ‘fierce battles’ against ISIS.

    It should be mentioned that three days ago independent media reported about evidence of cooperation between the U.S. and ISIS terrorists.

    Video images showed U.S. Special Forces’ Hummer vehicles north of the town of Deir Ezzor, where ISIS militants are deployed.

    Despite that the U.S. strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them.

    It is assumed that in this way the U.S. Armed Forces support the unhindered advancement of the SDF forces through ISIS positions.

    According to many Syrian experts, that Washington and the U.S.-backed forces deliberately cooperate with ISIS terrorists in order to prevent the SAA’s from establishing full control over all oil fields in Deir Ezzor.

    However, despite all the U.S. attempts to undermine the government forces, the SAA is confidently continuing to liberate and defend the territories seized by ISIS terrorists, making every effort to stabilize the situation in the country.

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    Double Hurricane Superstorm on Target to Devastate the UK Tonight

    A major weather warning has been issued as hurricanes Maria and Lee have gained strength crossing the Atlantic and are now expected to hit the West coast of the UK tonight.

    Weather experts are warning citizens to “prepare now before it’s too late” as the “superstorm” looks set to devastate Britain with powerful winds and torrential rainfall.

    Parts of the UK have been warned to prepare for flooding as 2 months worth of rainfall is expected on Sunday alone.Government forecasters say the storms pose a “severe threat to human life” with alerts being issued across the country to areas most at risk.

    Express reports: Both hurricanes have in the past 24 hours changed track in the Atlantic with the remains of Lee now set to hit Britain tomorrow night.

    Northern and western regions are braced for severe-gale force winds and driving rain through the start of the weekend.

    Hot on the heels of Lee, the remnants of Hurricane Maria will arrive on Sunday drumming up another bout of disruptive weather.

    The main impact from Maria will be heavy rain with up to four inches forecast to fall across much of western Britain.

    A Met Office severe weather warning has been issued spanning a slice of the UK from northwest Scotland down through Devon and Cornwall.

    Spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said warm air associated with both hurricanes could push temperatures into the low 20Cs this weekend.

    She said: “We initially thought Maria and Lee would interact with a third low-pressure system south of Canada, this now is not likely to happen.

    “Instead, Lee is moving across the Atlantic and is degenerating; the remains will interact with a front crossing the UK on Friday night.

    “We could see strong gale-force gusts hitting the western Isles into Saturday with heavy rain moving eastwards.

    “Sunday will see more widespread rain and unsettled conditions as the remains of Maria arrive in the UK.

    “Warm air will make it quite humid and we could see temperatures reach 21C (70F) in any sunshine over the weekend.

    ”Chief forecaster Andy Page said gusts could top 60mph from Saturday night while heavy rain threatens severe flooding.

    Severe weather could trigger travel disruption due to waterlogged roads with problems expected on transport networks, he warned.

    He said: “Spells of heavy rain are likely to reach western Britain later on Saturday and may become prolonged by the early hours of Sunday.“Many places, particularly high ground will see 25 to 50 mm of rain, but where the rain becomes prolonged as much as 100 mm could fall over upland areas.

    “Strong winds are likely at times, with gusts of 50-60 mph possible in some exposed coastal areas.

    ”Deep floodwater from relentless rainfall poses a “risk to life” while strong winds could topple trees and knock out power supplies,

    he added.He said: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings and that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads.

    “Where flooding occurs there is a slight chance of delays to train and bus services whilst spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

    “There is a small chance of fast flowing water or deep floodwater causing danger to life.“In addition, strong winds may be an additional hazard at times with a slight chance of trees falling, power cuts and loss of other services to homes and businesses.

    ”AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys said torrential rainfall threatens further disruption into Monday morning.

    He said: “Western parts of the United Kingdom will be at highest risk for flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

    “Some locations could get more than three inches of rainfall through Monday.”

    SOURCE: neonnettle.com

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    THE SUN JUST UNLEASHED A MONSTER SOLAR FLARE, THE STRONGEST IN A DECADE

     

    Have you ever seen the Northern and Southern Lights? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) predict that with the recent solar flares, the Auroras will be visible and can extend southward into the continental United States, from Washington and Idaho in the West to Indiana and Ohio in the Midwest and New England in the Northeast.

    This is all possible due to the sun releasing a huge cloud of superheated plasma known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) from an M-class solar flare, on September 4th. The CME is expected to affect Earth overnight tonight, triggering strong geomagnetic storms. In addition to the CME, the sun released two powerful solar flares this morning (September 6th),

    At 5:10 a.m. EDT (0910 GMT), an X-class solar flare — the most powerful sun-storm category — blasted from a large sunspot on the sun’s surface. That flare was the strongest since 2015, at X2.2, but it was dwarfed just 3 hours later, at 8:02 a.m. EDT (1202 GMT), by an X9.3 flare, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The last X9 flare occurred in 2006 (coming in at X9.0). – Sarah Lewin, Space.com, Associate Editor

    The M-class solar flare that happened on Monday (September 4th) is one-tenth the size of an X-class flare. When the sun’s magnetic field twists up and reconnects, it blasts energy outward, superheating the solar surface which cause solar flares. When an X-class solar flare occurs, it can cause radiation storms in Earth’s upper atmosphere which can cause radio blackouts.

    The SWPC reported radio blackouts“wide area of blackouts, loss of contact for up to an hour over [the] sunlit side of Earth.”

    Geomagnetic storms super charge the Earth’s Auroras as “the northern and southern lights are generated by charged solar particles hitting molecules in Earth’s atmosphere. The sky show is usually restricted to high latitudes, because our planet’s magnetic field tends to funnel these particles toward the poles.”

    If you want to find out if the northern lights will reach you, you can track them using SWPC’s 30-minute aurora forecast tool here: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/node/45

    All three of these solar flares come from the same sunspot that is frighteningly, the smaller of two massive spots on the sun’s surface, at only seven Earths wide by nine Earths tall. This description really puts into perspective how large the sun truly is in relation to Earth, with Earth being referenced as a means of measurement.

    There is also a full moon today and so tonight, the Auroras may not be as bright due to the moonlight.

    In Collective Evolution III: The Shift, we documented how solar flares not only have the ability to produce a beautiful light show for spectators on earth, but also coincide with major world events and have a powerful effect on human consciousness.

     

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    Frida the dog has saved 12 lives after the earthquake in Mexico – her story has stolen my heart

    The death rate following the earthquake in Mexico on 19 September 2017 has now surpassed 270, and an unaccounted number of people are injured, according to Reuters.

    Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto believes there are still people alive below the rubbles.

    Dog Frida is a beautiful labrador whose job is to risk her life by finding and saving people from disasters and accidents.

    Frida is now working with the Mexican Navy’s canine unit to help them find survivors in the aftermath of the two horrific earthquakes the country recently endured.

    Previously, Frida has saved a many as over 50 people, mostly from the rubble in Oaxaca.

    Frida is six years old and currently a part of the Mexian navy’s dog rescue patrol.

    She has saved over 50 lives, Metro reports.

    Frida has her own personal attire with tailored boots and goggles. This is not your ordinary dog!

    Fridas’ story has been spreading like wildfire around the world — after her great heroism and post-disaster work.

    She has touched thousands of hearts both in Mexico and abroad.

    Frida has been trained since she was two-years-old and has also worked in Honduras, Ecuador and Haiti where she also saved lives and rescued people.

    I’m so impressed by Frida and the work she does.

    She is truly a heroine and deserves all the gold medals she has received!

    via: Newsner

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    Terror attacks receive five times more media coverage if perpetrator is Muslim, study finds

    Terror attacks carried out by Muslims receive more than five times as much media coverage as those carried out by non-Muslims in the United States, according to an academic study.

    Analysis of coverage of all terrorist attacks in the US between 2011 and 2015 found there was a 449 per cent increase in media attention when the perpetrator was Muslim.

    Muslims committed just 12.4 per cent of attacks during the period studied but received 41.4 per cent of news coverage, the survey found.

    The authors said the finding suggests the media is making people disproportionately fearful of Muslim terrorists.

    Scientists studied US newspaper coverage of every terrorist attack on American soil and counted up the total number of articles dedicated to each attack.

    They found that the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which was carried out by two Muslim attackers and killed three people, received almost 20 per cent of all coverage relating to US terror attacks in the five-year period.

    In contrast, reporting of a 2012 massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six people dead and was carried out by Wade Michael Page – a white man, constituted just 3.8 per cent of coverage.

    A mass shooting by Dylann Roof, who is also white, at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, killed nine people but received only 7.4 per cent of media coverage, while a 2014 attack by Frazier Glenn Miller on a Kansas synagogue left three dead but accounted for just 3.3 per cent of reports.

    All of the above attacks are considered to meet widely-used definitions of terrorism, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

    The authors said their finding debunked Donald Trump’s suggestion, made in February, that the media is not reporting terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims.

    “When President Trump asserted that the media does not cover some terrorist attacks enough, it turns out that he was correct,” they wrote. “However, his assertion that attacks by Muslim perpetrators received less coverage is unsubstantiated.

    “Regardless of other factors, attacks perpetrated by Muslims receive a disproportionate amount of media coverage. In the present data, Muslims perpetrated 12.4 per cent of the attacks yet received 41.4 per cent of the news coverage.

    “Whether the disproportionate coverage is a conscious decision on the part of journalists or not, this stereotyping reinforces cultural narratives about what and who should be feared.

    “By covering terrorist attacks by Muslims dramatically more than other incidents, media frame this type of event as more prevalent. Based on these findings, it is no wonder that Americans are so fearful of radical Islamic terrorism. Reality shows, however, that these fears are misplaced.”

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    America’s Delusional — Lightning Far More Likely to Kill You Than Foreign Terrorists

    Among the actions Trump has taken since inauguration day, nothing has stirred more controversy than the travel ban. This executive order, titled ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,’ blocked entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations, suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, and indefinitely suspended the entry of Syrian refugees.

    As we reported earlier, the order excluded the countries responsible for 93 percent of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil – including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt – which also happen to be countries where Trump has business ties.

    From the start it appears that the travel ban – poorly written and wide open to legal challenge – was based not on actual data but ideology and emotion. Indeed, Trump’s rise to power was fueled by aggression toward ‘outgroups’ such as immigrants, minorities or certain religious types, which is a pillar of authoritarianism.

    Even though there is no rational basis for Trump’s travel ban, it is red meat for his followers and serves to increase division and hatred, while throwing federal and state governments into chaos. It’s also allowing Trump to dangerously lash out at the “so-called judge” – a Republican appointed by Bush – who temporarily lifted the travel ban, whipping up anger against a fundamental check against executive overreach.

    The Trump team understands how easy it is to play on fears about foreign terrorist attacks, and seem to be immersed in it themselves (Flynn, Bannon, etc.). However, like the baseless travel ban, Islamophobia is not grounded in reality.

    In fact, an American is more likely to be killed by a U.S.-born attacker such as Dylann Roof, who murdered nine people in an African-American church, or Robert Dear, who killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic, then they are to be killed by a foreign-born Jihadist-inspired attacker.

    Of course, none of these people, including U.S.-born Omar Mateen who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, would have been affected by the travel ban.

    The irrational fear over foreign terrorists killing Americans is even more absurd when we consider five seemingly rare types of accidents that are far more likely to kill — Parachuting accidents, being buried alive, lightning strikes, drowning while taking a bath, and choking on food.

    The enormous cost of enacting a travel ban – in terms of the treasury, the plight of travelers, and the increased hatred toward ‘others’ – is clearly not remotely worth the purported safety it provides.

    Despite the facts, “terrorist attack on nation” and “victim of terrorism” are among the top five of Americans’ greatest fears. How did it come to this?

    Quite simply, the media-political discourse is so skewed from reality that it has managed to replace fact-based interpretations of the world for most people. Emotion drives the narrative and the profits of mainstream media such as CNN and Fox News, which both benefit from Islamophobia.

    It goes back to a phenomenon called the availability heuristic, first uncovered by psychologists in 1973, which states: “[A] person evaluates the frequency of classes or the probability of events by availability, i.e., by the ease with which relevant instances come to mind. In general, availability is correlated with ecological frequency.”

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