LINN: Thoughts For This Week

Written by Andrew Linn on August 9, 2022

Political Correctness Around Honor Killings

The trial of Yaser Abdel Said started last week. Yaser is being tried for the murder of his two daughters Amina and Sarah in 2008. The murders are considered honor killings because the Said family was Muslim, and he was upset over his daughters having boyfriends who were Christian. For some reason, the prosecution did not subpoena Amina and Sarah’s great aunts from their mother’s side of the family, who would have testified about Yaser’s physical and sexual abuse of his daughters.

In addition, the prosecution decided not to seek the death penalty for Yaser. When I emailed the district attorney’s office and asked why they weren’t seeking the death penalty, their reply was no comment. Maybe they oppose the death penalty, or maybe they are being politically correct.

A similar situation occurred over ten years ago during the trial of a man in Arizona who carried out an honor killing when he ran over his daughter, in which the prosecution was talked out of pursuing the death penalty because the defense said it would look bad for a Christian advocating the death penalty for a Muslim. Never mind the fact that Muslims advocate the death penalty for Christians and other non-Muslims in Muslim countries over crimes such as blasphemy.

If We Get Brittney Griner Back, Russia Should Have To Take…

Instead of exchanging Viktor Bout and Vadim Krasikov for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, why not exchange the following individuals: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Ruben Gallego, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or any of her fellow squad members), Lloyd Austin, General Mark Milley, John Kerry, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Merrick Garland, or George Soros?

Government Spending Run Amok

Is there any way lawsuits can be brought against the proposed spending bill (if it becomes law), as well as any executive orders issued by the Biden Administration?

Pope Francis or ‘Anti-Pope’ Francis?

The retirement of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013 over health reasons has been called into question since he is still alive and well. It has been speculated that progressive forces within the Catholic Church pressured him into doing so, and that he did not renounce the Papal office as is required by Canon law. If so, then Pope Francis would the first anti-pope since the Great Schism during the Late Middle Ages, and hence be illegitimate. So Pope Francis and Joe Biden have something else in common besides their liberal views.

South Park’s 25th Anniversary

This Saturday, August 13 will be the 25th anniversary of the animated series South Park. South Park is said to have brought about the end of Bevis & Butthead, but now that show has been revived for the second time.

Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.