BOOK RELEASE: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech

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Washington, D.C.: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest Islamic organization in the world – comprised of 56 UN Member states plus the Palestinian Authority — has long been trying to silence, and ultimately criminalize, all criticism of Islam, specifically targeting America and the West. What has largely gone unremarked is the help the OIC has received from the Obama administration to this end.

Deborah Weiss, attorney, author and expert on Islamist efforts to stifle free speech reveals in a new monograph published by the Center for Security Policy Press how the OIC is working through UN resolutions, multilateral conferences and other international vehicles to advance its agenda. The goal of these efforts, according to the OIC’s 10-year program of action, which was launched in 2005, is to combat so-called “Islamophobia” and “defamation of religions”. In practice, this means banning any discussion of Islamic supremacism and its many manifestations including: jihadist terrorism, persecution of religious minorities and human rights violations committed in the name of Islam.

Upon the publication of her monograph entitled, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech, Ms. Weiss remarked:

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is the largest and most powerful voting bloc in the United Nations and yet most Americans have never heard of it. Of particular concern is the OIC’s ten-year program which amounts to an international effort to suppress freedom of expression under the guise of protecting Islam from so-called “defamation.” This initiative, however, is in the service of OIC’s long-term mission: the world-wide implementation of Shariah, a legal-political-judicial-religious doctrine which favors Muslims over non-Muslims, men over women, and denies basic human rights and freedoms.

Ms. Weiss’ monograph documents how the Obama Administration has collaborated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in ways that, whether intentional or unwitting, have advanced the OIC’s supremacist agenda. As it happens, recently released State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch through court-enforced Freedom of Information Act requests underscore the extent of Team Obama’s collusion with the OIC.

Specifically, these emails offer insights into how, in September 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the White House worked with the OIC to fabricate a narrative that falsely blamed an online video “Innocence of Muslims” for the violent uprising at the U.S. special mission compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the documents reveal that the Obama administration immediately went into damage-limitation mode, with a well-coordinated effort to scapegoat the video as the cause of the attack. Rashad Hussain, President Obama’s envoy to the OIC, reached out to the Organization’s leadership urging it to condemn the “anti-Islamic film” and “its related violence” and to respond in a way that is “consistent with Islamic principles.”

The OIC readily obliged, issuing a statement accusing the video of “incitement” – though nothing in the video called for violence against Muslims – and claiming that it “hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims” and “demonstrated serious repercussions of abuse of freedom of expression”.

The effect was to reinforce the OIC’s goal to protect Islam from “defamation” instead of supporting the US Constitutional principle of free expression.

In her monograph, Ms. Weiss elucidates examples of the escalating assault on freedom of expression that the OIC has launched against the West and their implications. She describes the critical role freedom of speech plays in preserving religious freedom, human rights and national security efforts. As she correctly points out, “If you look around the world, you will see that freedom is the exception, not the rule.”

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy, observed that:

Deborah Weiss’ important new book is a clarion call to Americans and their federal representatives to end all cooperation with the Islamic supremacists of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, including cessation of participation in the anti-free speech “Istanbul Process” launched by Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. Citizens and policy-makers alike should, instead, commit themselves vigorously and unapologetically to freedom of expression – including to its employment as an indispensable weapon in the execution of a comprehensive strategy to defeat the Global Jihad Movement.”

The Center for Security Policy/Secure Freedom is proud to present Ms. Weiss’s monograph as a superb addition to its Civilization Jihad Reader Series. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech by Deborah Weiss, Esq. is available for purchase in kindle and paperback format on Amazon.com at:

http://www.amazon.com/Organization-Islamic-Cooperations-Speech-Civilization/dp/1511960590/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1435949110.

Or download the pdf: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/OIC_Free_Speech_Jihad.pdf

Poll of U.S. Muslims Reveals Ominous Levels Of Support For Islamic Supremacists’ Doctrine of Shariah, Jihad

u1_Muslim-image-intense US FLAGCenter for Security Policy, June 23, 2015:

According to a new nationwide online survey (Below) of 600 Muslims living in the United States, significant minorities embrace supremacist notions that could pose a threat to America’s security and its constitutional form of government.

The numbers of potential jihadists among the majority of Muslims who appear not to be sympathetic to such notions raise a number of public policy choices that warrant careful consideration and urgent debate, including: the necessity for enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities; refugee resettlement, asylum and other immigration programs that are swelling their numbers and density; and the viability of so-called “countering violent extremism” initiatives that are supposed to stymie radicalization within those communities.

Overall, the survey, which was conducted by The Polling Company for the Center for Security Policy (CSP), suggests that a substantial number of Muslims living in the United States see the country very differently than does the population overall.  The sentiments of the latter were sampled in late May in another CSP-commissioned Polling Company nationwide survey.

According to the just-released survey of Muslims, a majority (51%) agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”  When that question was put to the broader U.S. population, the overwhelming majority held that shariah should not displace the U.S. Constitution (86% to 2%).

More than half (51%) of U.S. Muslims polled also believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah. Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts.

These notions were powerfully rejected by the broader population according to the Center’s earlier national survey.  It found by a margin of 92%-2% that Muslims should be subject to the same courts as other citizens, rather than have their own courts and tribunals here in the U.S.

Even more troubling, is the fact that nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, “It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed.”

By contrast, the broader survey found that a 63% majority of those sampled said that “the freedom to engage in expression that offends Muslims or anybody else is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and cannot be restricted.”

Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.

Center for Security Policy President, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., observed:

The findings of the Center for Security Policy’s survey of Muslims in America suggests that we have a serious problem.  The Pew Research Center estimates that the number of Muslims in the United States was 2.75 million in 2011, and growing at a rate of 80-90 thousand a year.  If those estimates are accurate, the United States would have approximately 3 million Muslims today.  That would translate into roughly 300,000 Muslims living in the United States who believe that shariah is “The Muslim God Allah’s law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide by Jihad.”
It is incumbent on the many American Muslims who want neither to live under the brutal repression of shariah nor to impose it on anybody else to work with the rest of us who revere and uphold the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution in protecting our nation against the Islamic supremacists and their jihad.

Americans know better than politicians on the Islamist threat

1484545495Center for Security Policy, June 12, 2015:

Last month, Kellyanne Conway’s the Polling Company conducted a phone survey of 802 Americans to gauge their opinions on various topics related to shariah law, jihad, immigration, refugee resettlement, the nuclear deal with Iran, and free speech.

In the brief videos below, Kellyanne highlights the most striking results from the survey, which support the thesis that the political and media classes lag far behind the common sense of the American citizenry when it comes to the national security threats of our day.

Part 1: Americans Know Better on Shariah and the Iran Deal

  • More than half of Americans now know the term “shariah.” Is this a watershed?
  • Americans are deeply skeptical of any deal with Iran. Why have the media and administration told us otherwise?

Part 2: Americans Know Better on the 1st Amendment and Blasphemy

  • Nearly 2/3 of Americans believe the freedom to offend Muslims (or anyone) is guaranteed in the Constitution. How has this colored their reaction to the Mohammed cartoon violence in Frank, Denmark and Texas?

Part 3: Americans Know Better on Dangers of Refugee Resettlement

  • Americans want the U.S., not the U.N., to determine who qualifies for the refugee resettlement program.

New Report Heralds Existential Threat To America

2853827398Center for Security Policy, June 10, 2015:

Washington, D.C.:  The Center for Security Policy today released a new report by investigative journalist James Simpson: The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America.

This report extensively details the networks of radical left non-profits, foundations, government agencies and the personalities behind them. Unbeknownst to most Americans they are using refugee resettlement as a pretext to import waves of immigrants from third-world nations as a key front in Obama’s strategy of “fundamentally transforming” America. These refugees have little interest in assimilating. Many are from Muslim countries, view immigration as “Hijra” i.e. a subversive means to invade a foreign nation, and have demonstrated a willingness to either support or engage in terrorism both in America and abroad.

These groups are coached by leftist non-profits to capitalize on our generous welfare programs and shown how to maneuver around legal impediments – all at our expense – but are not being taught how to assimilate. The report conservatively estimates welfare costs at $10 billion per year. Additionally, government resettlement contractors receive $1 billion annually in federal tax dollars and non-profits supporting the agenda are provided billions of dollars from non-profits like George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

The President has launched a “Welcoming America” initiative, which seeks to “seed” refugees throughout our communities and weed out “pockets of resistance” with a full-throated effort vilifying anyone opposing his radical agenda. It is literally an offensive to erase American laws, traditions and culture, and replace them with a pliable, multi-cultural society that will vote the Left into the “permanent progressive majority” it seeks.

Center for Security Policy President, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. states:

Jim Simpson has done a characteristically exacting investigation of the extent to which the red-green axis – the radical left, with its activists, contractors, philanthropies and friends in the Obama administration, and Islamic supremacists – have joined forces to use U.S. refugee resettlement programs as a prime means to achieve the ‘fundamental transformation’ of  America. His expose is particularly timely against the backdrop of the government sponsored effort to ‘Welcome New Americans’ and suppress those who understand the imperative of “resisting” the migration to and colonization of this country, or hijra, that Shariah-adherent Muslim believed they are required to undertake.

For additional information about the new Red-Green Axis report.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: The Iowa National Security Action Summit

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Center for Security Policy, May 18, 2015:

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Des Moines, IA— On Saturday May 16th, The Center for Security Policy, in partnership with THE FAMILY LEADER Foundation and High Frontier, hosted The Iowa National Security Action Summit. The conference featured many of the most influential national security practitioners of our day addressing the current state of U.S. foreign and defense policy in an increasingly perilous world. Specifically, the event covered four key topics of interest to both our nation and the state of Iowa:

  • Border Insecurity and Illegal Immigration
  • America’s Electrical Power Grid and Threats to Critical Infrastructure
  • The Hollowing Out of The U.S. Military
  • The Threat from Iran, Shariah and The Global Jihad Movement

The following noteworthy policy experts and national leaders addressed a packed room at the Point of Grace Church in Waukee, IA, just outside of Des Moines:

Border and Immigration Insecurity

  • Iowa Congressman Arnold “Steve” King

  • Phyllis Schlafley, Founder, Eagle Forum

  • Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch

  • Rick Manning, Americans for Limited Government

  • Jan Michelson, WHO Radio, Iowa

America’s Electric Power Grid and Threats to Critical Infrastructure

  • Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director, Task Force on National and Homeland Security

  • Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Chairman, High Frontier

See more at Center for Security Policy

Boston Marathon Bomber Given Death Penalty

051515_ssr_sentence_640CSP, by Aaron Kliegman, May 15, 2015:

A federal jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday after being convicted last month of 30 federal charges, 17 of which potentially carried the death penalty. Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan murdered three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured 260 others by planting bombs at the Boston Marathon in April 2013 in an act of Islamic terrorism on American soil. The two brothers also killed an MIT policeman while trying to escape authorities.

Now that this saga has been appropriately concluded, it is necessary to look at where Tsarnaev was indoctrinated to wage jihad, which led him to ultimately receive the death penalty after committing such heinous acts.

Dzhokhar and his brother attended a Boston mosque associated with the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), an organization with numerous connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorists, some of whom are in jail.

ISB’s founder was Abdulrahman Alamoudi, a known Muslim Brotherhood operative and al-Qaeda financier who is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for facilitating an assassination plot against then-crown prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Aafia Siddiqui was a well-respected ISB congregant known as “Lady al-Qaeda” who also raised money for the terrorist organization and opened fire on FBI agents while being arrested in 2009 in Afghanistan. She was planning a large-scale attack on New York City and received 86 years in prison.

Furthermore, ISB’s second mosque in Roxbury, Massachusetts (its first one is in Cambridge), was funded by millions of Saudi Arabian dollars, and one if its founding trustees was Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who is wanted by Interpol for incitement to murder.

Several other terrorists, Muslim Brotherhood operatives, and al-Qaeda or ISIS propagandists have been and continue to be heavily associated with ISB. Both the mosque and the organization have a system in place to indoctrinate individuals to believe in jihad and Muslim Brotherhood teachings.

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) has made an effort to make these facts known to the general public so that this entrenched jihadist activity in Boston can be exposed and countered effectively.

In fact, CSP created an advertisement to show how serious the aforementioned problem is and how 12 specific jihadists who have carried out, supported, or caused violence against innocent civilians are associated with ISB. Unfortunately, the local Fox and NBC television stations refused to play CSP’s ad. It can be seen here, however, or on CSP’s website, securefreedom.org.

Despite the aforementioned facts, President Obama has used ISB and its mosques as examples of his efforts to “counter violent extremism” in the United States. Leaders from the group were invited to Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism Summit at the White House a few months ago. Given ISB’s strong jihadist identity, it is a counterproductive initiative, to say the least.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing is a noteworthy story in itself, but it illustrates a larger point: he and his brother carried out the Boston Marathon attack because they were indoctrinated to believe it was their religious duty to do so. One must examine their history in an ISB mosque to understand this point and realize the Tsarnaev brothers are not isolated actors but part of the global jihad movement.

Only when the US government recognizes this fact can the world, led by America, truly push back and defeat threats from al-Qaeda, Islamic State, the Muslim Brotherhood, and similar groups. Using a jihadist factory like ISB as a model for how to counter such threats, as the Obama Administration is doing, is not an effective way to achieve these strategic goals.

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Frank Gaffney: Iowa National Security Summit Will Tackle Need to Defeat Jihad, Secure Border

frank-gaffney-AP-Photo-640x480Breitbart, by EDWIN MORA, May 14, 2015:

The Iowa National Security Action Summit this Saturday is expected to feature experts and leaders who will address the need to defeat jihad, border security, and the hollowing out of the U.S. military, among other topics, according to the organization hosting the event.

Frank Gaffney, Jr., the president of the Center for Security Policy, spoke to Breitbart News about what to expect from the conference, which is hosted by his organization in partnership with The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation and High Frontier.

The May 16 conference is the second National Security Action Summit hosted by Gaffney’s organization.

On March 14, Gaffney’s group hosted a conference in South Carolina that drew hundreds of participants as well as preeminent national security experts, senior federal officials, and individuals seeking to lead the nation.

“The national security action summits are issues forums designed to educate the public and their representatives about the critical security challenges we face and the imperative of addressing them decisively,” Gaffney told Breitbart News.

“They showcase the necessity of: defeating the global jihad movement and its ideology of shariah; securing our borders and fixing our dysfunctional immigration system; rebuilding America’s military; and securing America’s electric grid,” he continued.

The summits are aimed at “equipping and empowering state and local representatives and their constituents to engage constructively in the national security debate,” later added Gaffney.

Confirmed speakers include:

• Dr. Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr.

• Ambassador Henry (Hank) F. Cooper, Chairman, High Frontier

• Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch

•Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

• Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy

• Dan Goure, Vice President, Lexington Institute

• Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis

• Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

•Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

• Navy Adm. James “Ace” Lyons (Ret.)

• Rick Manning, Americans for Limited Government

• Iowa Republican State Rep. Zach Nunn

• Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director, Task Force on National and Homeland Security

• Air Force Col. Al Ringgenberg (Ret.)

• Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

• Phyllis Schlafley, Founder, Eagle Forum

• Donald Trump

• Bob Vanderplaats, President, The FAMiLY Leader Foundation

“The Iowa National Security Action Summit is designed to ensure that our national security receives the attention it requires from elected officials and their constituents, alike – both at the federal level, AND the state level,” said a press release announcing Saturday’s event.

“Americans are increasingly aware that the world is becoming an ever-more-dangerous place.  They expect their leaders to protect them and our vital interests around the world,” explained Gaffney in the release. “The National Security Action Summit is a place where the best minds convene to lay out the best ideas for doing that.”

See Something, Say Something about Jihad

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Secure Freedom announces the launch of our new CounterJihad campaign with an ad calling for free people everywhere to speak their minds about the encroachment of Islamic law, known as shariah.

With jihadists on the march worldwide – including here – truth-tellers about Islam’s anti-constitutional shariah doctrine should be commended, not slandered.

Two armed jihadists were shot dead before they could murder proponents of free speech meeting in Garland, Texas. After the attack, some commentators have taken to blaming its targets, claiming they are “racists,” “bigots,” and “Islamophobes” who provoked the Islamic supremacists by drawing pictures of and denouncing their prophet Mohammed.

It is not racism or bigotry, let alone an unfounded fear of Islam that prompts courageous freedom fighters like Pamela Geller and Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to defend our civilization against those determined to destroy it. They are willing to challenge a threat to freedom of speech that not just Islamists but others, including Hillary Clinton, insist must be accommodated.

So join the CounterJihad and stand up for the freedoms that make America, and all of our allies in the free world, beacons of liberty to oppressed people everywhere.

CounterJihad is a combination of education, advocacy and action designed to stop the spread of The Global Jihad Movement (GJM). Muslims declared holy war, jihad, on non-believers long ago. They have been killing, enslaving, torturing and putting more territory under their dominion every day. It is long overdue for the free world to stand up and fight back.

We call our enemy the Global Jihad Movement because regardless of how they name themselves, they share a common goal: The global supremacy of Islam. We advocate harnessing the full range of powers of the United States and our allies including Military, Diplomatic, Intelligence, Cyber and Economic forces. We must also champion and promote the power of our culture which values individual liberty and government by man-made, not religious law.

The GJM comprises two identifiable and mutually-supporting lines of endeavor: Violent Jihad and Civilization Jihad.

Violent Jihadists include al Qaeda, the Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah and any of their ideological comrades who fly the black flag of jihad. The Violent Jihadists ply their deadly trade all around the world. The alliance between IS and Boko Haram creates a trans-continental Caliphate in the Middle East and Africa and it is expanding daily.

They are Hostis Humani Generis, Enemies of all Mankind, and we must defeat them.

Civilization Jihadists, as they refer to themselves, use a term coined by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to denote a stealthy jihad in its pre-violent stage of societal infiltration. They include the MB and its many associated organizations and front groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and others who follow the same ideology as the violent ones, but use covert means to advance it.

The Civilization Jihadists comprise perhaps an even more dangerous threat to US national security interests, culture. They convert and indoctrinate new generations to become the next violent jihadists, and they finance, and provide political cover for their violent brethren. They infiltrate in seemingly innocuous ways and use our own freedoms to advance their agenda of Shariah law and the eventual creation of Islamic states where democracies now exist.

Victory over the Civilization Jihadists requires government and citizens working together to counter the threat.

  • We must counter their lawfare by enshrining the supremacy of US laws
  • We must end government outreach to jihadist groups of all types
  • We must declare the Muslim Brotherhood, and affiliates, terrorist groups
  • We must investigate and close radical mosques that preach jihad
  • We must stop the infiltration of groups that promote Shariah

Join us in the CounterJihad to Secure Freedom for ourselves and our posterity.

Kerry Tries to Dismiss Criticism of Iran talks as “Hysteria”

87446063CSP, by Fred Fleitz, May 4, 2015:

In a statement to Israel’s Channel 10 News over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry aggressively defended the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear diplomacy with Iran and dismissed critics of the nuclear talks as engaging in “hysteria.”

This kind of talk is typical of the way Kerry and other Obama administration have defended their nuclear diplomacy with Iran.  They refuse to discuss criticisms of the talks and instead attack their critics as uninformed and partisan.

Kerry defended the nuclear talks in unusually strong terms, claiming under the deal, inspections would remain in place “forever” and that “We will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran’s pathways to a bomb and that doesn’t give us the confidence — to all of our experts, in fact to global experts — that we will be able to know what Iran is doing and prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon.”

No serious person believes international inspectors will be in Iran forever.

This kind of rhetoric shows how worried Kerry is about the nuclear talks.  His briefings to Congress about the negotiations have gone very badly.  There are bipartisan concerns that the Obama administration has made enormous and dangerous concessions to Tehran and got nothing in return.

The Obama administration’s Iran policy also is in deep trouble because Iranian officials claim it lied about what will be in a final nuclear agreement.

Today, the Center for Security Policy released a compelling ad on the Iran nuclear talks titled “Why are the Mullahs laughing?”   This ad helps explain the dangers of the Obama administration’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran.  You can watch this ad below or click HERE.

Please also check out our new website IranTruth.org for more information about the Obama administration’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran.

Mr. Obama, we have a strategy for victory over global jihad

CSP, by Fred Fleitz, April 24, 2015:

The United States cannot defeat ISIS as long as its leaders continue to deny its nature as promoting a violent radical ideology of Islamist supremacism worldwide. Why the White House spokesman would downplay the growing global reach of ISIS and dispute the US intelligence community on this issue is baffling.

It is also dangerous. Earnest’s statements are the latest indications that the Obama administration continues to be clueless about the threat from global jihadist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS and still has no strategy to confront this threat.

Working with a group of leading American national security experts, the Center for Security Policy unveiled a comprehensive strategy to defeat the global jihad movement in January. Titled “The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement,” our strategy defines the threat from the global jihad movement, discusses the record of the United States in confronting the threat, and describes how the US government must be re-organized to defeat it.

The secure freedom strategy is designed after the Reagan Administration’s National Security Directive 75 (NSDD 75), a strategy to defeat the totalitarian threat of President Reagan’s time: the Soviet Union. Similar to NSDD 75, the Secure Freedom Strategy is a plan on how the United States can best employ diplomatic, military, economic, cyber, intelligence tools to understand the threat doctrine of global jihadist groups like ISIS and defeat them.

More information on the Secure Freedom Strategy is available here. You also can purchase a copy on Amazon.com.

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Texas Senator takes action to protect critical infrastructure

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Published on Apr 22, 2015 by securefreedom

Texas Senator Bob Hall hears testimony on on Senate Bill 1398 from Kevin Freeman and Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy. SB 1398 sets scientific and security based standards for electrical grid protection higher than the self regulating industry standards. Under current regulations there is no goal to make the Texas grid withstand and recover from a catastrophic system wide event.

The Texas electrical grid is independent from two other major grids in the U.S. and is therefore able to protect itself independently from threats to and failures of the Eastern and Western grids.

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Guilty Knowledge: What the US Government Knows about the Vulnerability of the Electric Grid, But Refuses to Fix (centerforsecuritypolicy.org)

On January 21, 2014, Fox News aired a segment describing the vulnerability of the U.S. bulk power distribution system, popularly known as the electric “grid.” The report described various dangers that could cause the grid to fail, possibly catastrophically. These range from physical and cyber attacks on its subsystems to space weather and a high-altitude nuclear detonation unleashing intense electro- magnetic pulses (EMP) that could afflict the grid across vast areas. Fox solicited a comment from the Department of Defense about these threats and their potential to imperil the very existence of the United States—and a large percentage of its present population. This was the Pentagon’s response: “The Department is unaware of any increase in the threat of a deliberate destructive use of an EMP device. Further, any reporting to the contrary by those without access to current threat assessments is both reckless and irresponsible.”

At the very best, this statement suggests that the Defense Department is ignorant of a yawning danger to the civilian critical infrastructure—upon which the military also heavily relies. At worst, it is actively and purposefully misleading the American people who will die by the tens of millions when one or the other of these threats eventuates. In fact, a blue-ribbon commission convened by the Congress to examine the EMP threat concluded that, if the power went out and stayed off for more than a year in large parts of the United States—a prospect it found was plausible—as many as nine-out-of-ten Americans would perish.

Even if it actually were the case that EMP threats are not intensifying— something that is highly debatable in light of evidence in the public domain about the North Korean and Iranian nuclear weapons, ballistic missile and satellite programs—one thing is clear: U.S. civil society has been for many years so dangerously vulnerable to the take-down of the nation’s electric grid as to invite enemies to try to exploit our vulnerability.

Moreover, even if no enemies acted on this opportunity to bring about, in the oft-stated words of then-Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “a world with- out America,” there is another menace that is certain to do that, somewhat later if quite soon: a massive geo-magnetic disturbance (GMD). Such a powerful GMD would distort the earth’s magnetosphere, unleashing what are known as E3 long- duration electromagnetic pulses that would, all other things being equal, be con- ducted by power lines into the backbone of the grid: the nation’s high-voltage trans- formers, seriously damaging if not destroying them.

In other words, the vulnerability of America’s grid does not have to become any more severe to pose a mortal danger. To pretend otherwise—and to encourage the public to believe a false narrative—is what is truly “reckless and irresponsible.”

In the interest of ensuring that the rest of us have ready access to this knowledge, the Center for Security Policy has compiled in one short reference book–Guilty Knowledge: What the US Government Knows about the Vulnerability of the Electric Grid–the executive summaries of these eleven studies. The full text of each may be viewed at the web site of the EMP Coalition, a group sponsored by the Center for Security Policy. Under the leadership of its Honorary Co-Chairmen, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, the Coalition is working to raise public awareness of the electric grid’s myriad vulnerabilities and to achieve the needed corrective action.

Our hope is that this compendium will make clear the abundant evidence distilled from authoritative sources that confirms America has a problem: We are at risk of unprecedented catastrophe from long-duration disruption of the electric grid—unless we take practical, near-term and relatively low-cost steps to prevent it. Equipped with this guilty knowledge, we hope you will recognize and act upon the duty to yourself, your family, your community and your country to ensure that the steps needed to make our grid resilient are taken, before it is too late.

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Highlights from the Reports in Guilty Knowledge:

Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack (2004)

“Several potential adversaries have or can acquire the capability to attack the United States with a high-altitude nuclear weapon- generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A determined adversary can achieve an EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication.”

“The electromagnetic fields produced by weapons designed and deployed with the intent to produce EMP have a high likelihood of damaging electrical power systems, electronics, and information systems upon which American society depends. Their effects on dependent systems and infrastructures could be sufficient to qualify as catastrophic to the Nation.”

Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack (2008)

“When a nuclear explosion occurs at high altitude, the EMP signal it produces will cover the wide geographic region within the line of sight of the detonation. This broad band, high amplitude EMP, when coupled into sensitive electronics, has the capability to produce widespread and long lasting disruption and damage to the critical infrastructures that underpin the fabric of U.S. society.”

“Because of the ubiquitous dependence of U.S. society on the electrical power system, its vulnerability to an EMP attack, coupled with the EMP’s particular damage mechanisms, creates the possibility of long-term, catastrophic consequences.”

Severe Space Weather Events: Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts, A Report of the National Research Council of the National Academies (2008)

“The Carrington event is by several measures the most severe space weather event on record. It produced several days of spectacular auroral displays, even at unusually low latitudes, and significantly disrupted telegraph services around the world…. While the socioeconomic impacts of a future Carrington event are difficult to predict, it is not unreasonable to assume that an event of such magnitude would lead to much deeper and more widespread socioeconomic disruptions than occurred in 1859, when modern electricity-based technology was still in its infancy.”

The Final Report of the Congressional Commission On the Strategic Posture of the United States (Excerpts) (2009)

“We note . . . that the United States has done little to reduce its vulnerability to attack with electromagnetic pulse weapons and recommend that current investments in modernizing the national power grid take account of this risk.”

Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI) and Its Impact on the U.S. Power Grid, Metatech Corporation (2010)

“It is clear that the biggest threat is against the civil infrastructure, shutting down the control electronics associated with the power grid, the telecom network or other parts of the critical infrastructure…. The modern civil infrastructure is very dependent on computers, which operate at logic levels of a few volts. So an intentional interference can occur at a few volts in critical circuits, causing logic upset.”

High-Impact, Low-Frequency Event Risk to the North American Bulk Power System. A Jointly-Commissioned Summary Report of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy’s November 2009 Workshop (2010)

“A class of risks, called High-Impact, Low-Frequency (HILF) events, has recently become a renewed focus of risk managers and policy makers. These risks have the potential to cause catastrophic impacts on the electric power system, but either rarely occur, or, in some cases, have never occurred… Examples of HILF risks include coordinated cyber, physical, and blended attacks, the high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon, and major natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, large hurricanes, pandemics, and geomagnetic disturbances caused by solar weather.”

Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid. Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy (2012)

“Large Power Transformers (LPTs) are custom-designed equipment that entail significant capital expenditures and long lead times due to an intricate procurement and manufacturing process…. Because LPTs are very expensive and tailored to customers’ specifications, they are usually neither interchangeable with each other nor produced for extensive spare inventories…. The average lead time for manufacture of an LPT is between five and 16 months; however, the lead time can extend beyond 20 months if there are any supply disruptions or delays with the supplies, raw materials, or key parts. The United States has limited production capability to manufacture LPTs.”

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About the EMP Coalition

A group of the country’s top experts on this threat and what can be done to mitigate it have joined forces under the leadership of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Clinton’s Director of Central Intelligence, R. James Woolsey. The goal of this EMP Coalition is to raise awareness of the extreme peril associated with the sort of powerful electromagnetic pulse that could be caused literally at any time by space weather or a hostile power. The Coalition also seeks to ensure that practical, cost-effective and readily available steps are taken as soon as possible to protect the grid. The EMP Coalition is working to:

  • Engage the nation’s electric utilities and their customers-including, notably, those whose businesses depend critically upon reliable supplies of pow- er–about the imperative of eliminating our vulnerability to EMP and instituting the hardware and other changes necessary to do that.
  • Assist executive branch officials and legislators at both the federal and state levels to create the necessary statutory and regulatory environment to make the present bulk power distribution system and any future “smart” grids resilient against EMP.
  • Develop grassroots support for such measures and empower citizens to help.

To find out more about the EMP Coalition and how you can assist its vital work, go to StopEMP.org.

Grover Norquist book release overshadowed by ‘ethics investigation’ into Islamist ties

2096098934Center for Security Policy, April 8, 2015:

Grover Norquist, famed DC power-player and anti-tax advocate would prefer that you focus on the release of his new book this week. Unfortunately for him, talk show host Glenn Beck, informed by years of investigative work by Secure Freedom President Frank Gaffney, has launched a series of investigative reports detailing Norquist’s connections to dangerous Islamists.

On March 11, 2015, Glenn Beck announced on his popular nationally syndicated radio program that he might have to end his longstanding relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA) if Grover Norquist were reelected to the NRA’s board of directors. For years, Mr. Beck has made clear that he has no problem with the anti-tax activism for which Mr. Norquist is best known, but that he is deeply troubled by evidence that the latter has long been involved with and enabled Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic supremacist influence operations.

The next day, Glenn Beck reported that he had received an hour-long call from NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in the course of which Mr. LaPierre announced that the National Rifle Association would be conducting a “transparent” and “open” ethics investigation of Grover Norquist. On three consecutive days, March 25-27, Mr. Beck used his television and radio platforms to engage in his own investigation – including an hour-long interview with Norquist, himself.

The following are highlights of the Beck inquiry, drawn from his TV shows of March 25th and 26th, and his radio program of March 27th – including an illustrative exchange from Mr. Beck’s Norquist interview.

[CLICK BELOW FOR HIGHLIGHT REEL OF GLENN BECK’S EXPOSÉ]

 

Beck’s Characterization of Norquist

Glenn Beck introduced his audience to Grover Norquist at the start of his hour-long, two -chalkboard briefing on March 25th with the following statement:

“[Norquist] is really a power player who has managed to use his influence to evade any real scrutiny over his dangerous connections….Politicians listen to him. Many obey him. He has a long list of connections with radical Islamic organizations and in some cases actual terrorists. His alarming ties with groups hostile to America, who seek to destroy it from the inside out, those are the things that should worry every American.

“This is about national security. This is a danger to you, your family, and the republic.”

Beck’s Depiction of Grover Norquist’s Muslim Brotherhood Associates and Front Group – the Islamic Free Market Institute

In the course of his March 25 televised briefing, Glenn Beck made the following points:

“[Norquist has]…created this: The Islamic Institute. Which is trying to support the free market in Islam. That’s a good goal. Until you start to see how this thing has come together.

“Let me show you some of the people that he’s been working with and crossing paths with:

  • Abdurahman Alamoudi: “This guy is extremely disturbing….[He] was finally arrested at Heathrow airport with $340,000 in cash that was given to him by Muammar Gaddafi. The plot involved al-Qaeda operatives. He was a senior al-Qaeda financier. He funnelled at least a million dollars directly to al-Qaeda. He was sentenced in 2004. He’s serving a twenty-three year prison sentence for terrorist fundraising related to the plan to assassinate the Saudi crown prince Abdul[lah]. So, people [Norquist] trusts.
  • “Khaled Saffuri:…He is al-Amoudi’s right hand man. He was a deputy at the American Muslim Council, one of the Brotherhood front organizations. He was founder of the Islamic Institute. He was very influential in the Bush Administration. He led talks with the administration in opposition of Operation Green Quest, which we’ll talk a little bit about later. That was basically trying to go get the front groups. He didn’t want that to happen.”
  • “Sami al-Arian:…Former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Former professor at [University of South Florida]. Campaigned against secret evidence method. He was caught soliciting donations for a Palestinian terrorist to kill an Israeli Jew. He paid respects to, quote, ‘the march of the martyrs and to the river of blood that gushes forth and does not extinguish.’ I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to hang out with him. He also said, ‘Let us damn America to death.’”
  • “Jamal al-Barzinji: He is the founder – the founding father, he’s the George Washington of the Muslim Brotherhood of the U.S. He played a crucial role in creating and organizing the web of Brotherhood front groups that followed: Islamic Society of North America, Muslim American Society, International Institute of Islamic Thought. He founded the radical mosque in Virginia. He’s known for ties to Islamic terrorists from Hamas to al-Qaeda. He’s an officer of the SAAR Foundation, which is suspected of funding terrorist groups.”
  • “Then we go to Suhail Khan. Suhail Khan is probably the cleanest of Grover Norquist’s friends. He campaigned against the DOJ’s secret evidence. His parents are really the trouble spot. They were prominent leaders in the Brotherhood front groups. And the annual award at ISNA, it is given every year in his father’s name. The mosque founded by his dad hosted the Blind Sheikh just a couple of months before he bombed the World Trade Center. He has a network of terrorist friendly organizations and he made it possible for Osama bin Laden’s number two, al-Zawahiri, to actually covertly visit the United States undetected in 1995. He played a key role in founding CAIR. He was praised by al-Amoudi at an awards ceremony.”

Norquist’s Defense

The following exchange is illustrative of the sort of explanation/deflection Grover Norquist presented in the course of his hour-long televised interview with Glenn Beck on March 26, 2015:

GROVER NORQUIST:

“…When we set up the Islamic Free Market Institute in the mid-90s, it was because I had seen in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the end of the war against the Soviet Union, this radical strain of anti-Americanism and statism in the Muslim community from people who you think would have been more supportive of the United States since we were helping these people fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

“And so I was looking around for how do we make the case for a reformation in Islam focused on something that I know something about, which is free market economics….

“My interest was not here in the United States. It was focused out. And so the work of the institute was trying to be a little light, a little beacon to make the case that…[in the Quran] property rights are strong, low taxes, free trade.”

GLENN BECK:

That sounds like an unbelievably noble goal. That sounds –

GROVER NORQUIST:

Well, it’s a small effort.

GLENN BECK:

Well, but I think it sounds like a noble goal.

GROVER NORQUIST:

Well, thank you.

GLENN BECK:

Now, here’s the question that leaps to mind. If that’s my goal, gosh, how do I take a check from a guy like al-Amoudi?

GROVER NORQUIST:

But I didn’t really have that much in contact with him, but I did hear from Khaled [Saffuri], he was sort of okay, if oldish school. But then in 2000 – so he wrote a ten thousand dollar check and ten thousand dollar loan to the institute, I think trying to make nice with Khaled. However, he – in 2000, late 2000, October or so, gave this speech at a rally and said that he supported Hamas –

GLENN BECK:

[OVERLAP] Hold on just a second. Hold on just a second. At a rally sponsored by you.

GROVER NORQUIST:

Oh, okay. I know what the concern is. No. There was an intern – this was written up in Insight at the time afterwards cause somebody had said so. We had an intern who had said that was okay. He was told that’s not okay. And there was no money involved. He just – I guess they had a bunch of people’s names attached to some rally in opposition to the occupation of the West Bank –

GLENN BECK:

[OVERLAP] Oh, so you didn’t sponsor that at all. That was an intern that made that mistake.

GROVER NORQUIST:

Yeah, that was written up at the time in Insight magazine –

GLENN BECK:

So is that a little like – because your firm was also lobbying for al-Amoudi, but then you said, once you found out that he was going to prison, you then came out and said that that was a clerical error. So was it the same intern or is it a different – is it a different problem?

GROVER NORQUIST:

No, the one was an intern. You’re not supposed to sign us up for other things. He just thought he was – I don’t know why he did it, but he shouldn’t have. He was told not to.

But just let me get back to the lobbying, because that’s I think very important also.

The – [al-Amoudi] gave this speech and Khaled heard about it and told me. And he said, “Look, I told the guy: One, he needs to grovel and apologize and denounce his statement.” Khaled felt he didn’t do that. And he said to him, “Look, you haven’t done anything with this. You haven’t asked us for anything. You haven’t gone to anything we’ve done. But from now on, you’re not allowed to go to anything we’re doing.” He never went to any of the conferences or worked with anybody there. He never asked for anything.

Beck Dissects Norquist’s Explanation of the Islamic Free Market Institute

During his radio program on March 27th, Glenn Beck performed a lengthy post-mortem on his interview the day before with Grover Norquist. At one point, he engaged in a Socratic colloquy with his executive producer, Steve Burguiere, better known as “Stu” about Norquist’s lengthy involvement with Muslim Brotherhood operatives, organizations and agendas. These excerpts capture the essence of their exchange:

GLENN BECK:

“Stu, let’s say that you want to stop the Klan, okay?…And you want to start a big foundation, billions of dollars will go into this, stopping the Klan. And that’s your zeal. You think you can help – and you’re way ahead of the curve, before the Klan is really even stringing people up, you’re ahead of the curve. Okay? What are some of the things that you do? When you’re looking for people to join you. What are the things you do?”

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“Who do you put in next to you? Who do you have in? Who do you take money from? Who do you have as partners?”

STU:

“Well, you pick people fighting that cause, right? You pick people against the Klan who would be donating money to stop that.”

GLENN BECK:

“Right. And you would have people – if you had people who were members of the Klan, full fledged members of the Klan, would you take money from them?”

STU:

“No, I would not.”

GLENN BECK:

“Okay. Would you think it would be irresponsible of you to take money from people unknowingly when they were clearly in the Klan?”

STU:

“Yeah, that would be very irresponsible.”

GLENN BECK:

“Would you take other people’s word: ‘No, he’s a good guy. He’s a good guy.’ ‘Well, he seems to have a lot of Klan stuff at his house.’ ‘Nah, he’s a good guy.’ Or would you take it upon yourself as being a guy who’s setting up an institution, stoptheklan.org, you know, would you take it upon yourself – ”

STU:

“To do my own research – “

GLENN BECK:

“To do your own homework.”

STU:

“Yes, I believe his hoodie fell off. He just needed another hood.”

GLENN BECK:

“Correct. If you found that one of the guys you took money from and you thought was a good guy because everybody was telling you, would you then up your standards and say, ‘Wow, that was a close call.’”

STU:

“See, maybe, you know, you’re starting out, a little lazy on the specifics, but once it happens to you, you’re certainly going to step up your efforts.”

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GLENN BECK:

“[Norquist] is lying. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you would convict on this if you were sitting in a court. This makes no sense whatsoever….

“Now my question to you is you didn’t accept any of this from the Obama administration. Now this guy is in, this guy agrees with you on much – he agrees, lower taxes, he’s helping people get elected and everything else. He’s on your side. Do you accept it now or are you consistent?

“Do you have the balls to have the courage of your convictions to say, yes, this might hurt in the short-term but this guy needs to be out of CPAC. This guy needs to be out of the GOP. Who is he meeting with every Wednesday in his Wednesday meeting of one hundred and fifty Republicans every single Wednesday? Who is he meeting? What is he saying? Where is he getting his funding from? Who else has he whitewashed and put into places that God knows Muslim Brotherhood should not be in? This guy is lying to you.”

Beck’s Conclusions About Grover Norquist and What to Do About Him

The following quotes capture the bottom line of Glenn Beck’s investigation of Grover Norquist (drawn, as indicated from his television and radio programs of March 25th and March 27th, respectively:

“I don’t know what Grover’s motivations are for working with people that range from Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer all the way to full-blown terrorists. It can only be one of two things. He is the most unlucky and naïve guy next to the president of the United States. And I hope it’s that.

“Because the only other option is that he strongly agrees enough with the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission. Or they’re just paying him enough cash to subvert America.

“Either way, somebody with this much power inside the Republican Party and inside the NRA with these connections is absolutely unacceptable. No person with any shred of integrity whatsoever would be within the same postcode of some of these people let alone at the same office or exchanging money with them. And so far, the explanations given for the connections are completely unacceptable as well.” (3/27 Radio Program)

“I am not telling you that Grover Norquist nor his allies want to destroy the United States of America. I don’t believe that. I don’t know what his motivation is. But I’m going to give what I believe his motivation is power and money. That’s it. Power and money. And so he’ll take the money and he’ll use that power anyway he has, anyway he can, to keep himself and others like him in power.” (3/25 TV Program)

“So the question is not about Grover Norquist. The question is about you. GOP members. NRA members. The people – and I’ve got to get the list, I’ll get the list when we come back of all the things that he’s on the board of directors of. That’s the way the Muslim Brotherhood does it. They launder people and then they get on the board of directors. This is the Tides Foundation. Except it’s on our side. Do you like it? Is this who you want to be?” (3/27 Radio Program)

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Norquist sponsors terrorist Rally

Published on Apr 8, 2015 by theunitedwest

Glenn Beck reveals new documents that prove Grover Norquist Sponsored terrorists rally in front of Whitehouse in 2000.

President Obama: Jihadists Have No Legitimate Grievances

obama31CSP, by Fred Fleitz, February 20, 2015:

Did President Obama really say at the “countering violent extremism summit” yesterday and in his recent LA Times op-ed that jihadist terrorist groups are winning recruits by exploiting economic, political and historic grievances that are “sometimes accurate.”

Yes he did.

This incredible claim begs two questions.  What kind of legitimate grievances could possibly justify beheadings and burning people to death?  And what type of people are being motivated to join Jihadist groups because of such atrocities?

Mr. Obama’s statement reflects his continuing refusal to acknowledge that the global jihad movement is motivated by a unifying ideology: radical Islam and its doctrine of imposing shariah worldwide through violence.

It also is impossible to square President Obama’s claim that al-Qaeda and ISIS are attracting recruits for political and economic reasons with the fact that thousands from Western countries are buying plane tickets to fly to Turkey to join ISIS.  And let’s not forget that al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was not poor; he was the son of a Saudi billionaire.

Moreover, the president’s claims that ISIS and al-Qaeda jihadists are perverting or exploiting Islam are at odds with radical Islam’s long historical legacy and its basis in the Koran.

The president also is ignoring growing radicalism in mainstream Islamist theology.  Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, who heads the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, confirmed this last week at the Center for Security Policy’s Defeat Jihad Summit when he said that to combat ISIS and al-Qaeda, the United States must avoid aligning with Islamist organizations which may currently be non-violent but sympathize or endorse violent jihadist groups.

Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney said at the Defeat Jihad Summit that these groups are waging a “pre-violent’ campaign to advance a jihadist agenda in the West which the Muslim Brotherhood calls “civilization jihad.”  Click HERE to read a Center for Security Policy analysis of this issue, “Civilization Jihad: the Muslim Brotherhood’s Potent Weapon.”

Jasser also took issue with “countering violent extremism,” the term President Obama uses to describe America’s efforts to oppose al-Qaeda, ISIS and other radical groups.  Jasser said “Stop the nonsense of ‘CVE’.  We’re not countering violent extremism.  I can’t help you as a reform-minded Muslim with my book The Battle for the Soul of Islam if you say this is a battle for the soul of violent extremism.  That’s nonsense.”

In short, President Obama is dead wrong.  Jihadist terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS are recruiting followers by promoting the anti-Western, anti-modern ideology of radical Islam.  They are recruiting people who hate modern society, Western civilization and the United States.  These disgruntled and disturbed individuals are not going to be dissuaded by a new U.S. jobs program for youth in Muslim countries or President Obama making excuses for their decision to join terrorist groups that are the face of evil in the modern world.

French Premier Manuel Valls had it right when he said after the Paris shootings by French jihadists last month, “It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.”

This is what President Obama needs to say about the threat posed by the global jihad movement.  Until the president stops denying this threat, he is signaling American weakness and lack of resolve which will allow this threat to continue to spread and grow.

DEFEAT JIHAD SUMMIT Identifies the Enemy in Unusually Plain Language

Screen-Shot-2015-02-12-at-8.58.26-AM-300x147UTT, by John Guandolo, Feb. 13, 2015:

On Wednesday February 11th, the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. hosted the first ever “Defeat Jihad Summit” with leaders represented from across the world discussing the threat of Islamic Jihadis and how to build a strategy for victory.  This has never been done since the jihadis in Iran declared war against us in 1979.

Participating in this event were Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukaseyformer House Speaker Newt GingrichSenator Ted CruzRepresentative Steven King, Representative Mike Pompeo (Kansas), Representative Scott Perry (Pennsylvania), Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.), former Representative Pete Hoekstra, Leading 9/11 family member Deborah Burlingame, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard, Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson, Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, Claremont President Brian Kennedy, former Muslim Nonie Darwish, Muslim reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Australian pastor Mark Durie, Andrew McCarthy (author and former Chief CT Prosecutor, NY), the Honorable Joseph Schmitz (Inspector General, Department of Defense, Bush Administration), Judge Jeanine Pirro, human rights attorney Deborah Weiss, author/journalist Diana West, Dr. Charles Jacobs (Executive Director, Americans for Peace and Tolerance), national security expert and CSP Fellow J. Michael Waller, CSP Fellow and strategic analyst Major Stephen Coughlin (US Army, reserves), Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, retired CIA case officer Clare Lopez, and leadership of the Center for Security Policy.

Understanding the Threat Founder John Guandolo participated in this program as well.

The focus of the program was to clearly identify the enemy the United States and the West is facing, and begin a discussion on building long-term solutions to defeating the Islamic Movement in all its forms.  The focus is total victory.

In summation, the threat we face is a global Islamic Movement whose doctrine is Sharia (Islamic Law).  Now subverting governments worldwide, conquering nations/regions across the globe, and barbarically killing hundreds of thousands of human beings on several continents, this massive threat continues to be minimized and given little attention by the current U.S. administration.

While the threat of China, Russia, the Progressive Movement, and others threaten our way of life, the Global Islamic Movement is at the forefront because it is conquering nations and barbarically killing men, women, and children, and literally acting as the agent of evil in the world today.

Truth, courage, faith and determination are watchwords if victory in this war is to be had.  The light of liberty and the survival of Western civilization depend on citizens of free nations coming to grips with the fact we are at war – a war we must win if our children and grand children are to enjoy the fruits and blessings of liberty as we have.

See the best highlights of the day in these two 9 minute videos below:

* Defeat Jihad Summit Highlights Part 1

* Defeat Jihad Summit Highlights Part 2

The Defeat Jihad Summit can be viewed in its entirety here.  The program begins at the 28:50 mark.

Defeat Jihad Summit panel debates the use of ‘qualifiers’ when referring to Islam

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CJR: The perennial debate over use of qualifiers such as radical, extremist or even fundamentalist to describe Islam is brought up by the intrepid Diana West at the Center for Security Policy’s Defeat Jihad Summit. Diana West believes that we are in fact abiding by Islamic blasphemy laws when we say “radical” Islam rather then just Islam.

Stephen Coughlin comes at this from a military intelligence perspective which seeks to define just what the Islamic threat doctrine is so that we can “orient on the enemy”.  He explains that he chooses to refer to The Reliance of the Traveller shariah manual because it represents the sanctioned views of A Azhar, the OIC and the American Muslim Brotherhood. Therefore it represents the prevailing view of Sunni Islam and can be said to be Islam…not radical Islam. Coughlin then says something very interesting that needs to be highlighted. He refers to the tactic of using qualifiers in order to “bring people along”. In other words, some counter jihadists, especially those who are working in the political arena, choose to use qualifiers in order to soften the message for politically correct ears, including moderate Muslims.

Following Coughlin, David Yerushalmi speaks to the legal issues of trying to reform shariah law with an explanation of Fiqh and what it would take to overturn articles of Islamic jurisprudence developed over thousands of years as Islamic reformers such as Zuhdi Jasser and Egyptian President Al Sissi are advocating.

Debra Burlingame then speaks to the quandry of Moderate Muslims who have no safe place to express their views. Andrew McCarthy and Fred Fleitz believe it is important to reach out to Moderate Muslims and enlist their help.

I think a general consensus was reached that it is not necessary to address what the true Islam is if you can identify as the enemy those Muslims who subscribe to the Islamic Threat Doctrine of Shariah. John Guandolo gets down to law enforcement brass tacks and asserts that we need to start prosecuting those in high positions who are aiding and abetting terrorists. While John Guandolo did not agree that moderate Muslim outreach is producing results, he asserted that counter jihadists do not have to agree on everything in order to work together. I heartily agree.

Watch the debate which goes from 5:03 to about 5:38 in the video.  I’ve set the video to begin with Diana West  but if for some reason that changes just move the progress bar with your cursor:

 

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Here are some clips of the Summit now available at securefreedom:

Michael Mukasey at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Gen. Jerry Boykin at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Gov. Bobby JIndal at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Rep. Scott Perry at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Rep. Mike Pompeo at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Rep. Steve King at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Andrew McCarthy at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Pete Hoekstra at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Newt Gingrich at Defeat Jihad Summit

 

Nonie Darwish