Open Thread

The Turks are going to once again use the Hagia Sophia as a Mosque. Remember this when they whine about “Islamophobia” or demand a “right of return” to Israel. I realize we lost the church when the Turks conquered it and raped, murdered or enslaved its last congregation…but, that it was converted to a museum was an acknowledgement that it was stolen property and that Islam wanted to live in peace with the West. This is a declaration of war against the West: make no mistake about it. Erdogan sees himself as a reincarnation of Mehmed the Conqueror. Way past time to either kick Turkey out of NATO or withdraw from NATO is they insist upon keeping this enemy power within the ranks. One day, I pray, those hideous minarets will be removed from that crown jewel of Justinian the Great and Mass will once again be heard there.

Meanwhile, we have our own savages to contend with:

Boston police are investigating an arson at a Boston church after a Virgin Mary statue was set on fire Saturday night.

Officers responded at about 10 p.m. to a report of a fire near Saint Peter Parish in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Upon arrival, the officers saw that a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary had been set on fire.

Remember: as Our Lord said, they hated him first and they hate us because of him.

The McCloskey’s – that couple which completely peacefully advised BLM people that they couldn’t come on private property – have been served with warrants and their firearms have been seized. This is how they’ll do it, folks: it won’t be a general confiscation…but one by one they’ll pick off people who are vulnerable and take their arms away. The NRA so far has been completely useless in this – though as the link says, a local gun store is stepping up to the plate. Make no mistake about it: by taxes, regulation and selective prosecution, the Left is determined to disarm us, 2A or not.

Trump has told the Minnesota Democrats who orchestrated the riots to pound sand on a federal disaster declaration. And that is the right thing to do – we could, perhaps, get some votes by swooping in there with cash, but the bottom line is that would be to reward criminality. I do feel for the innocent businesses which were wrecked: but Minnesotans voted for these Democrats and they’ll have to make this right, themselves.

Feeling down? Don Surber is sticking with his prediction of a 37 State win for Trump.