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A day after the January 16th hostage-taking at the Colleyville Beth Israel synagogue in Texas, near Fort Worth, the media reported that, “FBI and local police breached the building and ended the hostages’ 12-hour ordeal.”

Details were murky and the media, ever malfunctioning, remained chronically incurious about the story’s nuances. Unclear was what transpired toward the end of the hostage-taking, courtesy of a British Muslim on a mission of Jihad to the U.S.

The day after, we didn’t even know if terrorist Malik Faisal Akram died by law enforcement or by his own hand. Akram had aimed to free a Pakistani woman, Aafia Siddiqui. She had received a life sentence, under a terror enhancement, for attempting to murder U.S. soldiers occupying Afghanistan. Like her menacing, over-the-top moniker, “Lady al Qaeda” is serving what seems an excessive sentence in a Texas federal prison. (Gleaned from his own words, Akram’s primary motive is America’s foreign policy.)

Sketchy details notwithstanding, it also appears true that Rabbi Cytron-Walker acted as an “American folk hero, demonstrating composure and leadership under intense pressure.” A quiet and unassuming young man, the rabbi had led his captured congregants out of harm’s way by throwing a chair at the gunman and instructing his congregants to bolt. It later transpired that it was he and not the FBI who extricated the hostages.

When in recent memory has the FBI stopped an attack on the homeland other than attacks originating in its own entrapment schemes, where a low-IQ Abdul is persuaded to purchase explosives from the FBI “for Jihad” and then is “caught” in the act. A presser follows.

That said, had the rabbi not welcomed the stranger into the inner sanctum of his synagogue, throwing caution to the wind—heroics would have been unnecessary. More material, the incident could have been prevented had the country’s derelict “principal federal law enforcement agency” not welcomed Akram into the country.

The FBI has no shame. As standard operating procedure, not a day goes by when FBI agents or local law enforcement don’t tell a supplicating white America that the loss of their beautiful sons and daughters to focused and furious black hatred is entirely random, merely a function of mental illness, as that murmured mantra goes. Lies.

Duly, when the dust settled on the Texas synagogue incident, one of the FBI agents announced pro-forma that the attack on Beth Israel was … “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”

Jewish leaders were having none of it. They were quick to put the errant FBI in its place. Would that Christian leaders did the same, for they never pipe-up in the matter of the country’s black-on-white, daily deluge of hate crimes. Warn the flock that a pale, often-beautiful face can get them killed, will you?


At the mercy of a different kind of mediocrity was Serbian Novak Djokovic, the best tennis player in the world and a holder of 20 Grand Slam titles. Covid has given cover to legions of mediocre busybodies whose tentacles have enervated all fields; sports included. Under the cloak of Covid control, these tyrannical state stooges are suppressing and taming individuality and excellence.

Djokovic arrived in the penal colony that is Australia, to play in the 2022 Australian Open. Whereupon the country’s Covid wardens detained him in a Melbourne detention hotel, following a dramatic layover at the border. The exercise culminated in a visa cancellation. All because Djokovic, a perfect specimen of health, wouldn’t take his medicine like a good boy. Those are the terms of debate in the “Free World.”

With the world’s best player—a champion of the game, of freedom and of reason—out of the way; tennis’s lesser players scurried to construct a tournament without the best, which is a lot like watching the 100-meter dash without the Usain Bolt of the day.

The acme of athletic achievement, expressed in the immutable truths of speed, strength and skill, is uncontested. The charmed men and women grace the podiums for no other reason than that they are the finest in their fields. What greater contrast can there be between the sports champion, who powers himself to the pinnacle, and the politician, who drapes himself in the noble toga of idealism, in the famous words of Aldous Huxley, so as to conceal his wicked will to power?

Sometimes what that noble toga conceals is just insufferable self-righteousness.

Like Australia’s freedoms, so are American freedoms being whittled away by busybodies and bullies. It doesn’t help that the new citizens America accepts into her midst have no feel whatsoever for the exquisite fragility of our individual rights. Why would they, if fame and street cred go to those championing a cause célèbre, instead of speaking up about the demise of the Bill of Rights. (The two—a cause célèbre and the protection of the Bill of Rights—appear to be mutually exclusive causes.)

Anus Kanter Freedom, a basketball player (and hardly a fertile mind), is a newly minted American citizen who cares above all not about his countrymen’s rapid loss of liberties, but for the lost freedoms of a Chinese minority. In that, Kanter is the consummate global citizen. It is thus unclear why Tucker Carlson, a nationalist, celebrates and elevates this internationalist, whose trendy cause is deployed reflexively like a moral amulet: “See. I’m good; probably better than y’all. I speak up about the Uyghurs.”

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, Gettr YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new video-podcast.

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  1. Anon[211] • Disclaimer says:

    Ilana, your article sucks. You do not give a single example of how freedom is declining and even bring up completely irrelevant horseshit, like the crime rate that was higher in the 1970s than it is today. But I am particularly offended by your implying that white women are beautiful or at risk of homicide when they are ranked behind Asian and Latina women by all races od men, and substantially less likely than white, black, or Hispanic men to be murdered. That is all.

    • Troll: follyofwar, Ace, Mark Hunter
    • Replies: @Kerry
    , @Roger
  2. Exile says:

    The FBI is the de facto enforcement arm of the Jewish lobby in America. Any statement they made involving Jewish matters was vetted and green-lit by the ADL.

    Ilana has an enormous self-interested blind spot when it comes to her tribe. She’s a teachable example of the “principled rightish-wing Jew” you see in paleocon/libertarian circles and the copes they either retail or actually indulge in regarding Jewish hegemony and influence.

    I can respect her commentary on some issues but she’s hopelessly conflicted on tribal matters, just as Alisa Rosenbaum/Ayn Rand was.

    On the Uyghur aspect, she has the right sentiment but she got mired in Judaism getting there.

    • Disagree: Mark Hunter
    • Replies: @Kerry
    , @Ace
  3. It’s time for white Christians to stop listening to Jews on social issues. The Jew is our enemy. No more.

    • Troll: Mark Hunter
  4. Kerry says:

    Every Mercer article is bombarded with “Jew! Jew!! Jew!!!,” and it’s really irrelevant. You obviously haven’t read much of her stuff, because she looks at everything through a very principled lens, yes even Israel. If they’re right on an issue, she says so, if they’re wrong she says so.

  5. Kerry says:

    I don’t know if you’re trolling or not, but either way your comment is incoherent as hell.

    • Agree: Realist
  6. Interesting article.

    I hadn’t heard that the rabbi had been the one to actually save the hostages, just that the valiant fibbers has offed the perp to save the day. I listened to the phone conversation of the dead moron and his brother. What a retarded yabbo. Too bad we can’t put in an IQ test to enter the country.

    I liked that bit contrasting elite athletes and scumbag politicians. Like day and night.

    Kantor though, as an ethnic Turk, is also only trying to help his people, using the spotlight he has by virtue of being an elite athlete. I guess I also just like to see the Chi-commies’ chains rattled.

    I think that Ilana stands up for white people more than most Christian whites do, so bravo to her!

    There are too many attacks on authors here who aren’t 100% “just like us”. Linh Dinh seems to have given up on the place, even Derb gets many negative comments just because his wife is Chinese. The fact that there all all kinds of writers here, writing without censorship, is the main reason I come back often. I don’t expect anyone anywhere to be “just like me”.

    • Agree: Mark Hunter, Ace
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @follyofwar
  7. Exile says:

    I read most of her stuff, I’m just not a sycophant.

    I was an Objectivist for decades – I know how principles get twisted when the dominant tribe among libertarians is involved.

    It’s a matter of her being wrong if she thinks the FBI doesn’t take its marching orders from the ADL and the rest of the Lobby. They grossly exaggerate “anti-Semitism” in America – they don’t downplay it.

    As a White American it’s against my interests to promote the idea (even obliquely) that the FBI doesn’t do enough for Jews. Jews have made it their business to harm my tribe’s interests.

    She’s cheering the fact that Jews are pressuring the FBI to protect them from the war-hawking of their rabbis. This rabbi bragged about his DC connections and has been quoted in the local press about how wonderful sales of Ft. Worth-made F-35’s to Israel is.

  8. Ms Mercer is quite witty in misspelling Enes Kanter Freedom as Anus Kanter Freedom. I couldn’t help but laugh.

  9. Bravo Ilana. I’m in total agreement. That Pakistani woman who received a life sentence for “attempting to murder US soldiers occupying Afghanistan,” sounds more like a freedom fighter. Only the Hegemon thinks that killing its invading soldiers in time of war, the war on the Afghan people it started after 9/11, is murder. We have the right to kill you, but when you kill us it’s murder.

    Novak Djokovic is another freedom fighter. Please don’t give in to the vaxx tyrants, Novak. At least you should be allowed to play Wimbledon since Boris Johnson, (who would have thought), is breaking the matrix by eliminating Covid 9/11 vaxx passports, lockdowns, and mandates. By next year I’ll bet you’ll be allowed to play all the majors, although it would be better to give the idiot Aussies the finger if they invite you.

    And thanks, Ilana, for bringing up the plight of the Uyghurs, much publicized on China-hating Fox News. As a white second-class citizen, it is hard for me to get all worked up about their supposed “genocide,” when 100 1/6er’s have been rotting in a DC jail without bail for the past year, most for the “crime” of trespassing. At least Tucker has it right on the Russia-Ukraine conflict: it is none of our business.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  10. Thanks for this article Ilana, I love the dry, tongue in cheek style of writing you used on this.

    • Replies: @Realist
  11. Realist says:

    It is thus unclear why Tucker Carlson, a nationalist, celebrates and elevates this internationalist, whose trendy cause is deployed reflexively like a moral amulet: “See. I’m good; probably better than y’all. I speak up about the Uyghurs.”

    Carlson celebrates anyone who denigrates the Chinese…it is his homage to the Deep State.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  12. Realist says:

    Too bad we can’t put in an IQ test to enter the country.

    …and to vote.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  13. @Beobachter

    I’ve been distressed since Linh left us hanging, his last article appearing on TUR over a month ago. I guess he’s followed thru on his threat. So, I just discovered that he has a blog on Substack and has published a few new essays since then. TUR losing a writer of Linh’s talent has been a tremendous loss, as was the loss of Saker, and no doubt a few others. Some writers who have stepped in, I’m thinking of Andrew Anglin, don’t belong in the same sentence. Obviously, I don’t know the reasons for their leaving, but I hope that Mr. Unz can get them back. If Linh is offended by the negative comments he’s received from some idiots here, maybe he can be extended the same courtesy as PC Roberts. Linh without reader comments is better than no Linh at all.

  14. Realist says:

    Thanks for this article Ilana, I love the dry, tongue in cheek style of writing you used on this.

    She uses facetiousness and sarcasm as wit in many of her articles. I very much appreciate her fine ability to interject them into her writings…as I speak them fluently.

  15. Ace says:

    I read somewhere (IRS) that that rabbi is a certified social justice warrior. If he is, it’s certainly not a rare phenomenon among the rabbinate. Even if my memory is flawed one has to ask what makes a feeble-minded rabbi open the doors to an unknown Muslim. I think this is the lesson for Jewish pro-open borders zealots — if you think immigrant invaders will love you for your welcoming spirit (not for export) or that your animus toward white Americans can harness Muslim hatred to your advantage here at home then you are sorely mistaken.

    Of course, I’m strictly equal opportunity here. Something like 40-50% of the entire U.S. population believes in Easter Bunnius Politicus. I thus despise rank stupidity whatever its flavor.

    I do respect Ms. Mercer. I think she got a bellyful of liberation after the dreaded Afrikaner apartheid regime was followed by a right dog’s breakfast of homicide, corruption, and national destruction. She definitely got her head screwed on right on some serious issues. I’m very grateful she’s inside the tent not outside it. If she cools her jets some to maintain peace with her peeps I still see hers as a seriously useful contribution. A certain excellent other female Jewish pundit is similarly reticent about, shall we say, the Jewish contribution to American politics but contributes a lot more than I do, truth be known. Better inside the tent, etc., etc.

    Mr. Giraldi wields a giant laboring oar on Jewish influence, as do Alison Weir, Lt. Ennis and other stalwarts well known to readers of this site. It’s not that the word doesn’t get out. The problem is not that certain writers fall short of the glory of the Lord but that vast numbers of skulls full of mush won’t wake UP.

    • Replies: @Exile
  16. All you need know about the fbi in one short clip:

  17. Exile says:

    The rabbi seems to play to the audience, more liberal in NYC (where he signed off on an anti-annexation resolution for reform/prog Jews):

    but he’s a war-hawk in Texas:

    As Jewish libertarians go, Ilana Mercer is the least blinkered – she’s more frank and race-aware.

    She has her blind spots though (e.g. Ahmaud Arbery) and her cheering on US Jews for ethnic agitation and grievance-mongering to the FBI is a clear departure from “principle.” Her deflection from the Lobby’s overwhelming influence on our Deep State is at best the result of willful blindness and cherry-picking.

    I’m not saying she’s a willful hasbarist – she’s just seeing things through a skewed lens.

    • Replies: @Ace
  18. I think there is a connection between ISIS and the Uyghurs, they started showing up in the Islamic State in places depopulated of the previous inhabitants. I think they are wheat farmers, so they could adapt to the Syrian climate, not sure. There is talk of an eastern ISIS offshoot, ISIS-Khorasan, which appeared in Afghanistan also. It could be that Uyghurs returning from the Middle East after the fall of the Islamic State brought it’s ideology with them into China. That could be one of several reasons for the Chinese taking harsh measures against them.

    • Replies: @Ace
    , @Showmethereal
  19. Ace says:

    Thanks. I was unaware of any waffling on Arbery on her part. It seems inconsistent with with her clear-headed views on S. Africa. One can, of course, understand the true nature of the unfolding tragedy in SA at the same time that one speaks in favor of justice in a particular case on our shores.

    Personally, I think someone engaging in confrontational behavior and making a grab for a shotgun held by another in a tense situation is reckless behavior at best and guilty behavior at worst. Not to mention that Arbery had a criminal history of carrying a weapon on school grounds and shoplifting. Criminals need love too but if Ms. Mercer was sympathetic to him I’d like to know why.

    And why extend oneself for a guy with a record who engaged in suspicions behavior? I for one certainly explore new homes being built two mile from my home so I like totally understand.

    I’ll hand it to the rabbi for his opposition to the odious settlement phenomenon. It’s not inconsistent with wanting Israel to survive n my view.

    • Replies: @Exile
  20. Ace says:
    @James of Africa

    I believe the Uighurs serve only as combatants in Syria and I think the US clearly has plans for them to return to Xinjiang and make trouble for the Chinese. As the latter no doubt understand well.

    The latter have adopted exactly the correct policy of zero tolerance for Islamic agitation for some kind of special consideration. Ditto for the Myanmar government and the presumptuousness of the Rohingyas.

    • Agree: James of Africa
  21. @Kerry

    I pray the scales fall from your eyes sooner rather than later.

    There is no place for Jews commenting on current, social or economic affairs in Christian countries. They are our enemy.

    • Replies: @Roger
  22. @follyofwar

    After years of being locked up by USer militants, Aafia Siddiqui was under arrest in a small room full of US soldiers. The story goes that she grabbed a soldier’s rifle and shot twice. Do you think she hit anyone? The USers disappeared one of her children too. They gave her the “Nuremburg” treatment and she’s in prison in Texas for 86 years. She’s a biochemist, by the way, but please don’t jump to conclusions.

    • Agree: Spender_CGB
    • Thanks: follyofwar
  23. How disgraceful an article this is! What has the plight of the uighurs in China got to do with a mentally ill man in a synagogue? This Article is a mess and the scrambled thoughts of a delinquent that can’t make a concise point to save their Life. This is one of the many diatribes on this site that regress’ the mind and ideals and gets you focusing on useless hate and anger, lol. The Use of the word Abdul to mock a Muslim is not an insult but a low brow attempt at one which will be lapped up by your jew loving demographic, the author should be ashamed and is of negative value.

    More poor old Jewish sympathy is needed whilst real victims of bombing and other atrocities are scattered in the winds and forgotten, a jew furthering the cause of her Co ethnics no doubt!!

  24. @Realist

    Voting is the IQ test.

    • Replies: @Realist
  25. Roger says: • Website

    “…ranked behind Asian and Latina women by all races od (sic) men…” Source, please.

    I am “offended” by your implication that white women are not as beautiful as Asian or Latina women. I am “particularly offended” that you did not include black, Polynesian, or aboriginal women in this as well. Obviously, you are scoring the beauty of women, all women, by the color of their skin and it is just as obvious that you have determined that some are more beautiful than others due to that inherited reality. Isn’t this racist?

    Of course, I have no problem with any man who finds that women of a specific color of skin (nationality, genetic makeup, etc.) are more beautiful than those who aren’t. That is nothing more than personal taste, subjective preference, and individual freedom. But, if this is the case with you, then allow others the same liberty instead of trying to make them guilty just so you can feel good about yourself?

    The fact of the matter is that there are beautiful women of all races. There are also ugly women in all races. And in a purely free market, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    My suggestion to you: Instead of criticizing Ilana for what she wrote which you find offensive, start posting your own articles and then giving us the links to them so we can critique your work. Take the beam out of your own eye before you try to remove the speck from hers.

  26. Roger says: • Website
    @Change that Matters

    “There is no place for Jews commenting on current, social or economic affairs in Christian countries. They are our enemy.”

    Really? Really?? Whatever happened to freedom of speech? Or do they not subscribe to that in your own particular, “Christian” country, community, or church?

    Perhaps you have never read what the apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:12, which is a major building block of the Christian faith.

    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

    Or, maybe the admonition from Christ Himself in Matthew 7:5.

    “You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

    Maybe you should pray that God would remove the scales from your own eyes so that you can remove the beam.

    As to Kerry, I like his comments and encourage him to continue.

  27. @Kerry

    “israel”, my dear Kerry, is always wrong. There is nothing right about it. It is a criminal entity in the wrong place. Observe Pollard.

  28. Exile says:

    I was pretty surprised to read her take on the “jogger” – it read more like a race-blind left-libertarian than a race-realist.

    Anarcho-capitalist levels of due process appear to be her expectation – from White citizens overwhelmed by race-war anarcho-tyranny.

    Would she demand punctilious due process of South Africans defending their farms?

    Or from those poor, poor Jews defending their Ft. Worth Texas synagogue from the consequences of their warmongering (I mean, the evil terrorists)???

  29. KenH says:

    Anus Kanter Freedom, a basketball player (and hardly a fertile mind), is a newly minted American citizen who cares above all not about his countrymen’s rapid loss of liberties, but for the lost freedoms of a Chinese minority.

    LOL. Enes must be an Anus in your book. But Ilhana is right that he cares more about the foreign Uyghers because they are fellow Muslims than about America and our diminishing rights and freedoms.

    I don’t recall Anus Kanter with his cutesy broken English ever expressing concern about how January 6th protesters are being treated right here in America. But then again they are white and non-Muslim so they don’t count as much if at all.

    If Ilhana would start being a Uygher whisperer like Tucker and Anus then that might earn her a 3-4 minute slot on one of his shows.

    • Replies: @Showmethereal
  30. @James of Africa

    You are correct – but It predates that actually. It goes all the way back to the supoort of the mujahadeen in Afghanistan. Terrorism got riled up in the 80’s was at its height in the 90’s into the 2000’s in Xinjiang China. Riots in the major city in the region and then an attack at the high speed rail station in a different province sealed the deal. Most of the Uighur fighters in Syria had fled China because they already were being hunted by authorities. They already had experoence in Afghanistan again after the US invasion. So yeah they had plenty of combat experience. What Tucker Carlson and Eric Kanter skip over is that as late as 2018 the US military in their own briefings stated they were bombing Uighur militant camps in Afghanistan. But lets also not forget how many Uighurs were also captured by the US in Afghanistan and allowed to go free (a number even were at Guantanamo). Some went back to China to be terrorists and yes many went to Syria to go fight to try to overthrow Assad.

  31. @KenH

    Kanter should focus on Yemen and Lebanon if he cares about suffering Muslims. But he is an opportunistic agent. Just before that he was on a “free Tibet” campaign.

    • Replies: @KenH
  32. KenH says:

    Kanter should focus on Yemen and Lebanon if he cares about suffering Muslims

    Good point but my guess is he doesn’t care because those suffering Muslims are Shiite while Kanter is a Sunni Turk.

    Kanter is not necessarily wrong in charging the Chinese with crimes against the Uyghers but he obviously has more of an affection for Sunni Muslims in foreign lands than the citizens in his adopted country (USA).

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  33. @KenH

    He hasn’t the slightest clue what goes on with the Uighurs. The west is just upset China was able to arrest terrorism without using their air force or drone strikes. He can’t go back to Turkey so he will do whatever he is “told” to do now so Erdogan doesn’t get his hands on him. The guy is a joke. A wanted joke (in Turkey).

  34. JR Foley says:

    Little twit Tucker Carlson should have told Donald Trump to use Arthur Andersen and likewise Hillary to use vaseline prior to double anal penetration by Tommy Cotton and Gordon G Chang.

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