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    Flap’s Links and Comments for May 5th on 14:00

    These are my links for May 5th from 14:00 to 14:17:

    • California Bill allowing college aid for illegal immigrants passes Assembly – The Assembly passed legislation Thursday to allow illegal immigrants to receive college scholarships, setting the stage for new fighting over an explosive social issue whose prospects were buoyed last year by the election of Gov. Jerry Brown.

      The Assembly approved the first of two "Dream Act" bills, Assembly Bill 130, which would allow a small segment of undocumented immigrants who currently qualify for in-state tuition to apply for scholarships from private donations. Majority Democrats passed the bill on a 51-21 party-line vote.

      Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, proposed both AB 130 and a pending companion measure — Assembly Bill 131 — that would open the financial aid door even wider by allowing those illegal immigrants to qualify for Cal Grants and other publicly funded aid.

      "We cannot afford, our economy cannot afford, to deny educational opportunities to anyone who has the strength of character, the personal discipline, the intelligence, to make it" through California's college or university system," Cedillo said in a statement.

      Cedillo's bills would apply to students who have attended a California high school for three years or more, graduated from a high school or attained an equivalent degree — and, if they are illegal immigrants, commit to legalizing their status if given the chance.

      The group targeted by AB 130 represent only a tiny fraction of college enrollment — 1,941 at the University of California, 3,633 at California State University and 38,202 at community colleges. Of those totals, illegal immigrants comprise about 32 percent of UC's figure and an unknown but perhaps higher percentage of those from state and community colleges, according to a legislative analysis of AB 130.


      Of course, California has a massive budget deficit but the Democrats want to reward their constituency for their political support.

      The taxpayers be damned.

      It doesn't matter if you are in this country legally or not, California will help you get the subsidized college education.

      How much of an illegal immigrant magnet is this?

    • “Getting to Denmark” – By Mark Steyn – The Muslim world is certainly “getting to Denmark.” It’s also getting to the Netherlands, to Austria, to France, and beyond. In Scandinavia and in other advanced Western societies, the state grows ever bolder in constraining freedom of expression and other core Western liberties. In the interests of enforcing the state religion of a hollow and delusional “multiculturalism,” basic tenets of Fukuyama’s “rule of law” — including due process, the truth as defense, and equality before the law — are tossed aside in the multiculti version of heresy trials. As recent decisions in Michigan suggest, America is not immune to this trend.


      Read it all.

      Hope we don't go the way of Denmark

  • Al Qaeda,  Muhammad Caricatures,  Pakistan

    Mohammed Cartoon Watch: Car Bombing Outside Danish Embassy


    One of the Mohammed cartoons that sparked riots last year throughout the Muslim world

    A car bombing of the Danish Embassy in Islamabad Pakistan is being linked to protests against the Mohammed Cartoons which rocked the world again earlier this year.

    A huge car bomb exploded outside the Danish Embassy in the Pakistani capital on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more, officials and witnesses said.

    The blast echoed through Islamabad and left a crater over a meter deep in the road in front of the main gate to the embassy. Glass, fallen masonry and dozens of wrecked vehicles littered the area. People, some bloodied, ran helter-skelter in a state of panic.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri recently called for attacks on Danish targets in response to the publication of caricatures in Danish newspapers depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

    A perimeter wall of the embassy collapsed and its metal gate was blown inward but the embassy building itself remained intact.

    Officials at two hospitals reported at least five people – including two policemen – were killed and 32 wounded in the blast, none of them foreigners. It was the second targeting of foreigners in the usually tranquil Pakistani capital in less than three months.

    The Danish response is here.

    Note the car bomb killed native Pakistanis and NO foreigners.

    The Danish foreign ministry advised against travel to Pakistan and the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies have closed.

    What a shameful act of displaced and unreasoned radicalism of Islam.



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    Mohammed Cartoon Watch: Morocco – Cartoons Are “A Short Step from Terrorism”

    Mohammed Cartoon Watch: The Price of Notariety

    Mohammed Cartoon Watch: Sudan Urges Boycott of Denmark

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    The Muhammad Caricature Watch Files