Elizabeth Yore for Townhall | Unreported, Unsuspected, Undetected


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By Elizabeth Yore

The hidden trafficking of the practice of underground female genital mutilation in the United States often goes unreported, unsuspected and undetected. The first federal prosecution of female genital mutilation (18 USC § 116) is occurring in Detroit, Michigan, with the indictment of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, the alleged mutilator, along with eight other conspirators, aiders, and abetters.

These defendants are members of the Muslim sect Dawoodi Bohra and mandate this practice of FGM on their little daughters.

Incredibly, a federal statute outlawing FGM was passed in 1996, and it has taken 21 years to bring a federal criminal prosecution. While this is a first important step, it signals the depth and extent of the covert conspiracy of silence to protect this hideous and barbaric practice on unsuspecting little girls. The public should be aware that it is also a federal crime to take a child out of the U.S. for the purposes of FGM.

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Rob Chambers for The Daily Caller | Senate Republicans Must ‘Nuke’ The Filibuster


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By Rob Chambers

Republicans’ choice of Donald Trump as their presidential candidate constituted an utter repudiation of the Washington political establishment. Conservative voters are realizing that too many candidates chant the conservative mantra during campaigns, but then embrace the agenda of the Swamp (the political, bureaucratic and corporate elites) once they get to Washington.

Voters are fed up.

But despite Trump’s victory, the establishmentarians are still prevailing on issues that fuel the passions of the grassroots—controlling illegal immigration, defunding Planned Parenthood, decentralizing education policy-making, appointing judges and repealing Obamacare, to mention a few. Even if good legislation passes the House, it dies in the Senate.

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Elizabeth Yore for Townhall | Sex, Lies and Videotape in Michigan


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By Elizabeth Yore

As headlines surrounding the federally prosecuted female genital mutilation (FGM) case come to light in Michigan, the shocking details raise awareness about this horrific practice that leaves behind years of physical and emotional scars.

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In April, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, a doctor who is a practicing Muslim in the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect, was indicted by the federal government for performing genital mutilation on 7-year-old girls in a Livonia, Michigan, medical clinic. The Dawoodi Bohra sect practices and sanctions FGM on little girls to curb sexual desire and discourage any proclivity for premarital or extramarital affairs.

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Kim Ketola for Townhall | A Different Abortion Shouting Match


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By Kim Ketola

Actress and activist Martha Plimpton hearts abortion so much that she wishes she could Yelp review her first—the one in Seattle—as her ‘best’ abortion. It was heads and tails above the rest!

Plimpton made the remarks at a June #ShoutYourAbortion (SYA) event headlined by Dr. Willie Parker, currently supplementing his abortion trade with sales from his book “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice.”

SYA’s You Tube video of the event is just now making waves as conservative media, including Fox News , The Blaze, Live Action News and others spotlight Plimpton’s pandering to the hometown crowd in Seattle, who cheered her on as she, well, shouted her abortions.

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Sam Rohrer for Charisma News | Tens of Thousands of Muslims Coming to Christ, Experiencing True Freedom


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By Sam Rohrer

“I call heaven and earth to witnesses against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” (Deut. 30:19).

As America’s sesquicentennial year approaches, and as we have recently remembered the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, we reflect on some of the history of our nation and actions undertaken so we might live free.

Without dispute, the war that’s underway around the world against freedom, Israel, the United States and the entire Western world—and witnessed in increasing acts of wanton terrorism worldwide—is Islam. Most disturbing, but something of which most non-Muslims seem oblivious, is that Islam is the primary source of terrorism and war worldwide and the reason we’re sacrificing the lives of precious freedom-loving American men and women every day.

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Stephen Strang for Townhall | God and Donald Trump


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By Stephen Strang

Considering the shockwaves that rocked the nation after Donald Trump’s surprising election victory, many pundits and analysts have struggled to make sense of what actually happened in the 2016 election. How did a political outsider and a man the whole world declared unelectable actually pull off such a feat? What secret force had he tapped into?

Throughout the run-up to the 2016 election, the mainstream media all but promised Hillary Clinton would win the White House by a landslide. The Democratic candidate was on her way to a historic victory and coronation as the first female president of the United States. Despite the history of scandals that littered her past, and the war she waged on women accusing her husband of sexual abuse, Hillary was trouncing her Republican opponent and safeguarding the liberal agenda for eight more years.

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Dan Celia for Townhall | How Tax Relief Will Free Americans Financially


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By Dan Celia

Some might argue this fact, but Republicans have one chance to salvage the loss of one of the greatest opportunities the Republican Party ever had. If they had decided to rally around President Donald Trump’s pro-job, pro-growth, America-first agenda of prosperity in the first 30 to 60 days of his presidency, things would be so much different for the American people.

If repealing and replacing Obamacare, working toward tax reform, crafting an infrastructure bill and passing a budget were priorities, Republicans would have gained and taken control of Washington, D.C., for a generation. So the question remains—is that opportunity gone?

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Kim Ketola for Townhall | Are We Capable of Feeling Pain?


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By Kim Ketola

Congress voted Tuesday night to pass H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The law would ban abortion after 20 weeks except for cases of rape or incest, a life-endangering physical condition or when medically necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman, in which case “the abortion must be performed by the method most likely to allow the child to be born alive unless this would cause significant risk to the mother.”

The House has passed versions of this bill, most recently in 2015, and earlier this week President Donald Trump formally endorsed this latest version.

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Dan Celia for Townhall | Changing America’s Trajectory Could be as Simple as Tax Reform


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By Dan Celia

In these days of controversy and political wrangling, we seem to forget that America’s woes from an economic standpoint stem from eight straight years of GDP growth hovering around an average of 2.1 percent.

Yes, the United States’ economy is still the largest in the world, but when we look at the past two decades, America’s growth rate has dropped dramatically. In the 1950s and ’60s, the average growth rate was about 4 percent. In the ’70s and ’80s, that dropped to around 3 percent. In the past ten years, it’s been around 2 percent. Continue reading…

Sam Rohrer for LifeZette | Monumental Test of Faith


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Little has been said about the causes building up to the tragic events of Charlottesville or about whether this national breach can be repaired. I believe unity will not be restored until we seek God’s answer for our troubled nation.

Truly, the light once emanating brightly from this “shining city on a hill” is flickering and at risk of being snuffed out — unless America awakens now. Continue reading…