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Fox pundit’s ‘American jihad’ plan: ‘Every tax dollar is tithing’ in our ‘God-given right’ to fight Arabs

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Fox News resident psychiatrist and Medical A-Team member Dr. Keith Ablow on Wednesday explained why he had called for an “American jihad” to exercise the “God-given right” to spread Western values.

In a FoxNews.com column published on Tuesday, Ablow said that he had read that jihad meant a “war or struggle against unbelievers” and decided that “it’s time for an American jihad.”

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“An American jihad would embrace the correct belief that if every nation on earth were governed by freely elected leaders and by our Constitution, the world would be a far better place,” he wrote. “And we would embrace the certain knowledge that history will eventually spread our values all over the globe.”

Ablow said that his plan would use “donations” from the American people to double the CIA budget and to “fund an international mercenary force for good.”

“We would accept the fact that an American jihad could mean boots on the ground in many places in the world where human rights are being denigrated and horrors are unfolding,” he warned. “Because wherever leaders and movements appear that seek to trample upon the human spirit, we have a God-given right to intervene — because we have been to the mountaintop of freedom, and we have seen the Promised Land spanning the globe.”

During a Wednesday appearance on Fox & Friends, host Anna Kooiman worried that Muslims might confuse the “God-given right” that Ablow had claimed with their god.

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“The folks that are saying Allahu Akbar are worshipping are far different god than the god that I worship, and they also have a history for hundreds of years of having a completely different set of government,” she noted. “So, will they understand this language that you propose?”

“I think cancer understands chemotherapy,” Ablow replied. “And ISIS should understand an America re-emboldened, and throwing off the terrible sort of backlash that President Obama represented when he told us to be embarrassed of our national character, to believe that we don’t build our businesses.”

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“With an American jihad, every business that is built is an offering, every tax dollar is a tithing,” he continued. “To what? To the march of liberty here and around the world.”

“We’re aligned with something called The Truth, and we should be proud of it. And we should act on it.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Oct. 29, 2014.

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‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’

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The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.

"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.

When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.

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The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.

"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.

The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."

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One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.

Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.

Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.

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