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Woman In London Pleads Guilty To ISIS Terror Plot Designed To ‘Kill As Many People As Possible’

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People on the left often wonder why folks on the right are so hardcore about immigration laws being followed and enforced, after all, shouldn’t we, as a nation of immigrants, just allow others who want a better life to come on in, regardless of whether or not they respect our laws?

Well, the story of a woman who just plead guilty to an ISIS plot in London is prime example of why that line of thinking is false and why so many conservatives want a secure border.

Here’s more on this situation from The Washington Examiner:

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A British woman said she planned to bomb a hotel and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.

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Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, pleaded guilty on Friday in London Central Criminal Court. Prosecutors said Shaikh wanted to place an improvised explosive device in a hotel and then carry out a suicide bombing at London’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral with the goal of killing herself and “as many other people as possible.”

Shaikh was born with the name Michelle Ramsden to a non-Muslim family but converted to Islam in 2007. She became radicalized by 2015 after listening and interacting with Islamic extremists online, according to the prosecution.

Shaikh was responsible for casing out the cathedral and stayed close by at a hotel during her surveillance mission last year. What she didn’t know was that she was actually communicating with an undercover officer using an encrypted messaging app Telegram.

Shaikh wrote in one message that she would “rather die young and get to paradise quickest way possible.”

“I always knows I wanted to do something big … killing one [infidel] is not enough for me,” Shaikh said.

The undercover officer working the case pretended to be an expert with explosives and offered to help make two IEDs intended to be used for the attack. Shaikh put together a meeting with the agent’s wife — also an undercover agent — and handed them two bags meant to be turned into explosives.

After canceling the second meetup, officers raided Shaikh’s home in October and arrested her. During an interview with police, investigators said she admitted to talking about the plot but said she wasn’t sure she was going to carry out the attacks.

The judge on Friday ordered that any psychiatric reports should be filed with the court by April 3, and Shaikh’s sentencing date was set for May 12.

Now, you might be curious what this has to do with my initial statements about immigration, seeing as how this woman was home grown. However, many individuals who are radicalized at home are done so via the Internet or by local terror cells right in their own towns.

There is a growing population of individuals in Europe who practice Islam, and while that, of course, is fine, the biggest issue is that their open borders policy has allowed radicals to seep into their countries and create terror cells hellbent on death and destruction.

We need immigration laws — and for them to be properly enforced — in order to keep our nation safe from that kind of behavior, which is why such a big deal is made out of securing the border.

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Gov. Cuomo Says NY ‘Comfortable’ With Number Of Protective Equipment And Ventilators They Have

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According to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his state is “relatively comfortable” with the number of ventilators and other protective equipment it is in possession of right now. New York is the state that’s been hit the hardest in the coronavirus outbreak and has been struggling with keeping an adequate supply of medical equipment to protect medical professionals and help treat patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Many of the shortages have focused on items like gloves, masks, and ventilators. However, as of Friday, Cuomo said New York now has enough equipment to function. Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: “We’re OK right now. We’re OK. PPE you need every day. We have a stockpile where we are now relatively comfortable,” Cuomo said. “Remember, what we’re saying to these hospitals, they’re all uncomfortable. If you ask any hospital if they have enough PPE, they will say no. It is like asking a budget director does he have enough revenue. They will never say yes.” He continued, “These hospitals are accustomed to having a one-month to two-month stockpile. They are now looking at several days of stockpile. So, they are all uncomfortable, but we only have several days for any hospital. And we do have several days for every hospital, and we do have a supply that’s coming in. So, compared to how we have been operating on this new dire circumstances, we are relatively comfortable with ventilators and PPE.” Cuomo made it clear the current situation could change if the rate of hospitalizations for the coronavirus were to suddenly spike up again. As of now, the state has been seeing the numbers level off a bit over the last several days. The governor stated that he talks with hospitals daily and gets reports concerning the supplies these facilities have…

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House Democrats Propose Legislation To Cover All Wages During COVID-19 Outbreak

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A group of Democrats within the House of Representatives are looking to propose a new bill that would cover 100 percent of most worker paychecks throughout the COVID-19 crisis that is making people sick, killing our vulnerable citizens, and destroying out economy and way of life. Of course, the biggest concern with such an idea is where in the world the money is going to come from. If the assumption there is that they are going to just print money to try and cover the cost, that’s a very, very bad idea. Inflation will make the dollar worth less than it already is and cause the cost of living to skyrocket. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington Democrat and co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced the Paycheck Guarantee Act, which she said would provide “a federal paycheck” to workers, covering 100% of earnings up to $100,000. “A federal paycheck guarantee is a real solution that matches the scale of the crisis. Mass unemployment is a policy choice. We can and should choose differently,” Jayapal said in a statement Friday. “A federal paycheck guarantee would stanch more layoffs and unemployment, and quickly and reliably deliver relief to workers. Workers would not be forced to apply for unemployment insurance, overwhelm that system and then have to once again find a job. Businesses of all sizes would be able to keep workers on payroll and benefits — and be able to quickly re-open — partially or fully, without having to rehire and retrain their workforce.” Just last month both Congress and President Trump put into law a bill that called for $2.2 trillion — that’s “trillion” with a “t” — to provide $1,200 in cash payments and expanded unemployment benefits to up to four months…

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