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Twitter Rejects Political Groups Ad for ‘Hateful Content.’ Here’s What it Actually Said.

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Twitter is once again gaining the national spotlight for being ridiculously left-wing in the application of their rules, after they rejected a group’s ad for “hateful content” after they spotted the phrase “illegal alien” in the copy.

Which is strange because that’s actually what folks who cross the border without our legal permission are. Aliens. Who are here illegally. They aren’t “undocumented immigrants.” The term alien literally means “belonging to a foreign nation or country.”

“Yesterday, Twitter rejected four Center for Immigration Studies tweets for use in the Center’s Twitter Ads campaign, alleging hateful content,” CIS wrote in a statement on its website on Wednesday. “All four tweets use the statutory phrases ‘illegal alien’ or ‘criminal alien,’ and all of the tweets referenced law enforcement, either at the border or in the interior.”

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Twitter’s only response to an inquiry about why promotion of the tweets was rejected: “We’ve reviewed your tweets and confirmed that it is ineligible to participate in the Twitter Ads program at this time based on our Hateful Content policy. Violating content includes, but is not limited to, that which is hate speech or advocacy against a protected group.”

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Fox News reported that “the tweet in question featured a video from a political news site. The video of ‘illegal aliens pouring across the border,’ CIS argued, ‘reminds us why we need a wall,’ ” Fox wrote.

But CIS said the term “illegal alien” is correct and “has been used in both federal law and by the Supreme Court.”

Hans von Spakovsky, a legal fellow with the Heritage Foundation, recently stated that the term “illegal alien” is actually a very precise term in law. Here’s a small bit of commentary he wrote on the subject:

‘Alien’—rather than ‘immigrant’—is the correct legal term, since ‘alien’ is defined in 8 U.S.C. §1101 (a)(3) as ‘any person not a citizen or national of the United States.’

Precision in the law is a vital principle, since the exact words used in statutes, regulations, contracts, guidance documents, and policy statements can significantly affect how they are applied and interpreted.

This is the kind of insanity that rolls out of a culture obsessed with political correctness and desperate not to hurt anyone’s feelings. The phrase is not derogatory. It’s the correct term and it’s important to call things by their proper labels, because when you stop doing that, especially to appear more “tolerant” you change the definition of important terms.

When these definitions change, which is exactly what liberals want, previously unacceptable behaviors and ideas suddenly get welcomed into the mix.

Source: Daily Wire

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Outrageous: Catholic Church is Funding Construction of Mosques in Europe

The Pope is standing idly by as his church pays to build Muslim mosques in France and Nigeria.

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The Pope is once again proving himself to be a traitor to the West. This time he is standing idly by as his church pays to build Muslim mosques in France and Nigeria. According to Gloria.tv: “Tours Diocese [in France] donated money for the construction of a local mosque… Tours Bishop Vincent Jordy justified his donation on April 15 with the fact that for John Paul II’s 1996 visit to the city, the local Muslims made a symbolic donation which the diocese wanted to reciprocate. Riposte-Catholique.fr adds that in 2015, Auch Diocese – where John Paul II never visited – donated €5000 for a mosque.” This should outrage every Catholic as church funds are being spent to build monuments to their own destruction. The Catholic Church is now donating money to build a building where people will be taught to hate Christians, to kill Christians, and to destroy the Christian civilization. As Robert Spencer notes, these mosques will be used to teach hate: Of course, that is true that not all Muslims are evil. It is odd, however, for a Christian entity to spend money on building a structure in which congregants will be taught that Jesus is not the Son of God and belief in the Trinity is “excess” (Qur’an 4:171, 19:35), and that Jesus was not crucified (Qur’an 4:157), and that those who believe in the divinity of Christ (that would include Bishop Mamza) are unbelievers (Qur’an 5:17), and that those who (like Bishop Mamza) believe that Jesus is God’s Son are accursed (Qur’an 9:30), and that Christians who do not accept Muhammad and the Qur’an must be fought against and subjugated under Islamic hegemony (Qur’an 9:29). Also, a hadith has Muhammad predicting that Jesus will return at the end of the world and break the cross, as…

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Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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