The Real Containment

Paris vigilby Mark Steyn
Steyn on Europe
November 19, 2015

Because (per Obama’s latest complaint) of “how decentralized power is in this system”, over 30 American governors have told the President they don’t want him shipping battalions of “Syrian” “refugees” to their states. He, in turn, has sneered that his critics are scared of “widows and orphans”. With his usual brilliant comic timing, he said this a couple of hours before a female suicide bomber self-detonated in St Denis.

Nonetheless, the presidential-gubernatorial split is an interesting development. Obama has responded with a brand new hashtag: #RefugeesWelcome. If you live in Hashtagistan, this is another great hashtag to add to such invincible hashtags as #PeaceForParis, #JeSuisCharlie, #UnitedForUkraine and, of course, #BringBackOurGirls. If you live in the real world, the magic hashtags don’t seem to work so well, and these governors seem to think #RefugeesWelcome will perform no better for New Mexico and New Hampshire than the others have worked out for Paris, Ukraine and Boko Haram-infested West Africa.

So reality is not yet entirely irrelevant – and reality is on the march:


An Italian priest is fighting for his life in northern Bangladesh after being shot and seriously wounded by unidentified gunmen.

The attack on Wednesday is the latest in a series targeting foreigners in the country, which have been blamed on Islamic militant groups including Islamic State.


A Jewish teacher has reportedly been stabbed in Marseille by three people claiming to be ISIS supporters… The suspects, who were reportedly wearing ISIS badges, made anti-semitic comments before stabbing the teacher.


A married couple plotted an Isil suicide bombing of the London Underground or Westfield shopping centre around the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 suicide attacks, a court heard on Tuesday.

Mohammed Rehman, 25, and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan, 24, had enough bomb material to “cause multiple fatalities”…


Honduras Detains Five Syrians Said Headed To U.S. With Stolen Greek Passports


The man arrested Tuesday trying to enter Parliament carrying a hidden meat cleaver probably has mental illness and isn’t a terrorist, the head of the RCMP said Wednesday.

Toronto man Yasin Mohamed Ali, 56, was arrested outside the Centre Block of Parliament in Ottawa and appeared in court Wednesday.

Hmm. “Mentally ill” “Toronto man”… But then, as John Kerry has assured us, all of the above is nothing to do with Islam. Objecting to mass murder in your country of nominal citizenship is alsonothing to do with Islam:

France: Only 30 Muslims Show Up For Rally Against Paris Jihad Attacks

What’s the punchline? “…and seven of those were wearing suicide belts”?

ISIS is not itself the cause of the problem. What ISIS is is the most effective vehicle for the cause – which is Islamic imperialist conquest. What ISIS did in the Paris attacks was bring many disparate elements together – Muslims born and bred in France, Muslim immigrants to other European countries, recently arrived Muslim “refugees”… An organization that can command numerous assets of different status – holders of 11 different passports – and tie them all together is a formidable enemy. Playing whack-a-mole on that scale will ensure we lose, and bankrupt ourselves in the process.

Meanwhile, the caliphate is coining it: ISIS is the wealthiest terrorist organization in history, making billions of dollars a year from oil sales, bank raids, human smuggling, extortion and much else. So they have a ton of money with which to fund their ideological goals.

And yet, as I say, ISIS is merely the vehicle for the ideology, which in the end can only be defeated by taking it on. You can’t drone the animating ideas away. And the biggest obstacle to a vigorous ideological pushback is the west’s politico-media class – Obama, Kerry, Merkel, Cameron, Justin Trudeau, etc – who insist that Islam and immigration can never be a part of the discussion, and seem genuinely to believe that, say, more niqabs on the streets of western cities is a heartwarming testament to the vibrancy of our diversity, rather than a grim marker of our descent into a brutal and segregated society in which half the population will be chattels forbidden by their owners from feeling sunlight on their faces.

But best not to bring that up. So the attackers got suicide bombs to within a few yards of the French president. And a football match intended to show that European life goes on ended in cancellation, security lockdowns and the German chancellor being hustled away to safety. And the Belgian government has admitted it can no longer enforce its jurisdiction in parts of its own capital city within five miles of Nato headquarters… And yet, for all that, the European papers are surprisingly light on analyses of what’s going on. The multiculti diversity omertà is ruthlessly enforced, and few commentators (and even fewer editors and publishers) want to suffer the taint of “Islamophobe!” or “Racist!” Easier just to run another piece on how heartwarming that Eiffel peace symbol is – as even my old friends at the Telegraph, a supposedly “right-wing” paper, did.

Responding to Steve Sailer’s column “Four Ways To Save Europe”, Kathy Shaidle comments:

Sailer assumes Europe wants to be saved.

Whereas Europe is like, “What black eye? No, I ran into a door. Everything’s cool. You must be weird or something…”

Europe as a battered wife in denial – just like Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s all-American hometown girl.

Meanwhile, during the moment of silence for the dead of Paris, Turkish soccer fans aren’t shy about yelling “Allahu Akbar!”. It was, in fact, the least silent “moment of silence” of all time. Euphemism, circumspection and self-censorship are strictly for the infidels.

So is the gubernatorial pushback (against a president who calls them bigots and racists) a sign that the sappy hashtags are having a harder time post-Paris? Or is it just a passing phase in the immediate aftermath of mass slaughter?

Donald Trump had a good line at his Massachusetts rally on Wednesday night:

ISIS is ‘contained’? The only thing that’s contained is us.

Whether that’s true in America, it’s certainly true of the European political discourse. And, unless that changes, in Sweden, Belgium, Austria and elsewhere, we are approaching a point of no return.

Counterterrorism Expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka: ‘Don’t Wait for Uncle Sam to Protect You’

THREAT1Fox News Insider, Nov. 18, 2015:

On “The Kelly File” tonight, FBI counterterrorism expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka urged Americans to be on heightened alert at all times in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

“Don’t wait for Uncle Sam to protect you. Every American has a duty and responsibility to be aware of the threat and be prepared to protect themselves,” Gorka said.

He suggested that if you live in a state or municipality that allows you to carry a weapon, you should get training and do so.

Gorka said that he believes there are already active sleeper cells in the U.S. He pointed out that FBI director James Comey has said that there are up to 900 ISIS-related investigations in all 50 states.

Gorka added that the successful Paris attack will be an encouragement for radical Islamists in the U.S.

“The jihad is real, the jihad is global and they want to bring it to the shores of America.”

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Video: Clare Lopez on ISIS and the Global Islamic Jihad Movement

suicidebomberisis-620x350Center for Security Policy, Nov. 18, 2015:

The Center’s Vice President for Research and Analysis, Clare Lopez discussing the Paris attacks on “Tipping Point w/Liz Wheeler” – One America News Network

It’s Time For The ‘Secure Freedom’ Strategy

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Center for Security Policy, by Frank Gaffney, Jan. 16, 2015:

A hard reality is finally sinking in across America: for a long time now – actually, for more than thirty-five years – the United States has been at war with an enemy sworn to its destruction.

It did not seek enmity or hostilities with them. Both are the product of forces that long predated the establishment of this country, to say nothing of its adoption toward the end of the 20th Century of certain policies towards the Middle East or other regions.

The enemy is the Global Jihad Movement. And it is inspired, guided, and enabled by the Islamic supremacist doctrine its adherents call shariah.

For much of this period, the U.S. government has pursued various approaches to the threats posed by that enemy – including selective military engagements, benign neglect, willful blindness, and outright appeasement. They have all shared one common denominator: They ignore the aforementioned realities and, as a practical matter, have exacerbated them.

Yet, no one has advanced a more reality-based, more practical and more effective way to counter, let alone defeat, this ideologically driven enemy.

Until now.

At the National Press Club at noon on January 16th, an ad hoc group of highly skilled national security professionals will unveil an alternative plan of action that has been proven effective in protecting us against relentlessly aggressive totalitarian ideologues in the one environment that matters: the real world. The resulting approach, called the “Secure Freedom Strategy,” is modeled after the one President Ronald Reagan successfully employed to take down Soviet communism and the Evil Empire it spawned.

The “Secure Freedom Strategy” offers a detailed prescription for a clear-eyed understanding of the enemy we confront and actionable steps for vanquishing it. Its key components include:

Understanding the Enemy’s Threat Doctrine: Having conclusively demonstrated that Sun Tse’s admonition that you can’t defeat an enemy you don’t know still operates, the United States must now abandon past practice by adopting a realistic understanding of the enemy and its doctrine. That requires, in particular, clarity concerning shariah, the jihad it impels, and the various ways in which such warfare is being waged against us.

The Tiger Team makes clear that its use of the term shariah is informed by the practice of Islamic law by the recognized authorities of the faith since at least the 10th Century. (It is noteworthy that, when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi complained publicly and courageously about the jihadist character of contemporary Islam, he did not berate so-called “radical extremists” of al Qaeda or Islamic State. Rather, he took to task the leading imams in Sunni Islam’s equivalent of the Vatican, al-Azhar University.) Such use of the term shariah, therefore, does not refer to an idiosyncratic, personal, or purely pietistic observance of Islamic law which may or may not conform to the entirety of established Islamic doctrine.

The jihadism of shariah is being advanced by both violent techniques and by means other than terrorism. We must, accordingly, be prepared to deal kinetically where necessary with the perpetrators of violent jihad. But it is also imperative that we contend no less effectively with what the Muslim Brotherhood calls “civilization jihad” – its stealthy, subversive effort to “destroy Western civilization from within…by [our own] hands.”

Establishing Our Objective: Next, the United States must enunciate a national commitment to – using a phrase President Reagan employed as the object of NSDD 75 – “contain and over time reverse” shariah-driven Islamic supremacism, including establishment of the Caliphate. The rising tide of shariah and various efforts to impose it here and abroad make abundantly clear an unalterable fact: America and, indeed, Western civilization cannot coexist with the Global Jihad Movement.

Reestablishing “Peace Through Strength”: Just as President Reagan did in his day, the contemporary hollowing out of the U.S. military must be reversed as a matter of the utmost priority. The perception of American weakness only reinforces our shariah-adherent enemies’ conviction that the time has come for intensifying jihad operations. It is also emboldening other adversaries, including Russia, China and North Korea.As the United States is not confronting simply terrorist organizations, or even their state-sponsors, but prospectively “peer competitors,” the rebuilding of American military power must be balanced across the spectrum of nuclear, missile defense, conventional and special operations forces. We must also continue to develop asymmetric capabilities (e.g., in space and cyber space) while correcting our most egregious vulnerabilities to these enemies’ asymmetric attacks (notably, electromagnetic pulse, cyberwarfare, counter-space, economic/financial warfare, smuggled weapons of mass destruction, etc.)

Counter-Ideological Warfare: As in the Cold War, America’s ability to challenge and neutralize its enemies’ animating ideology is at least as important as the task of countering their kinetic threats. Once we are clear about the nature and centrality of the shariah doctrine to the existential danger we currently face, the need for a serious and effective counter-ideological strategy becomes self-evident.Putting such a strategy into practice will require, first and foremost, identifying the Muslim Brotherhood for the explicitly jihadist organization it has always been and is now.

Continuing to treat its operatives and organizations (overt and covert) in America and overseas as “partners” because we are told they “eschew violence” is a formula for our incremental destruction. Wherever and as soon as possible, these foes should be neutralized as political forces. At a minimum, they must be denied access to U.S. government agencies, funds, arms and, via television cable packages, American household subscribers.

Intelligence Operations: We must take a page from the playbook developed during the Reagan administration by then-Director of Central Intelligence William Casey and use covert means wherever possible to counter, divide and undermine our enemies. To the traditional intelligence techniques should be added aggressive use of psychological operations, cyberwarfare and, where necessary, clandestine and special operations.

Economic Warfighting: As with the Reagan NSDD 75 plan, there must be a central economic/financial warfighting component to a new American strategy for defeating our time’s existential enemies. This component would include: constricting the principal source of revenues for the jihad – vast petrodollar transfers from Western nations to OPEC states; reversing the present practice of accommodating and even encouraging shariah finance, a technique employed by civilization jihadists to penetrate and subvert our capitalist system: and exposing shariah-inspired sovereign wealth funds as instruments of financial jihad.

Cyber Warfighting: Cyberspace is the new battlefield of asymmetric warfare where attacks across domains and technologies by the Global Jihad enemy, as well as peer adversaries, must be countered with 21st Century capabilities drawn from the best and brightest in the civilian, intelligence and military worlds.

Were these and similar policy priorities articulated by the Tiger Team to be adopted and executed appropriately, it should be possible to effect the necessary second step: the adoption by the nation of a true warfooting, a state of national commitment that will bring to bear the popular vigilance and support that will make it possible for the Secure Freedom Strategy to be fully executed.

If we are to have a prayer of bequeathing, as President Reagan put it, to our children and children’s children an America that is free – and not one that has submitted to the jihadists and shariah – we must get about the business of securing freedom in a strategic and time-tested way.

And we must begin to do it now.

France Strikes ISIS Targets in Syria But Not In Paris

UTT, by John Guandolo, Nov. 16, 2015:

After Friday night’s attack in Paris by Muslim jihadis, French military airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Syria, yet left the jihadi network inside of France intact.


For approximately 40 minutes on Friday night, beginning at 9:20 PM local time in Paris, eight (8) Muslim jihadis conducted numerous assaults across the city.  Explosions at the Stadium of France detonated during a soccer game; and Gunmen fired on two restaurants at Le Petit Cambodge, a bar at Le Bonne Biere, a restaurant at Le Belle Equipe, and at a concert hall at Bataclan.

129 people were killed, and 352 were wounded.  Seven of the eight jihadis were killed, and one of them, Abdeslam Salah, is still at large.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.


France’s response was to strike ISIS targets outside of its own borders instead of destroying the massive and imminent Islamic threat inside of France.

There are at least forty-seven (47) mosques within a ten (10) mile radius of downtown Paris, which teach the jihad is an obligation for all Muslims until Sharia is the law of the land and the global Islamic State (Caliphate) is established.

The Union of Islamic Organizations in France (UIOF) has significant influence in France, and it’s voice is heard by French leaders.  The UIOF is a Muslim Brotherhood organizations whose stated objective is to destroy all un-Islamic governments and replace them with Islamic rule.

France, like many European nations, is being inundated with Muslims from numerous hostile countries (“refugees”) who openly state they have no loyalty to France nor it’s laws, and who support the implementation of Sharia and the establishment of the Caliphate.

French President Francois Hollande called the attacks in Paris “an act of war,” yet he has not called the slow invasion of his country by Muslims who seek to destroy France by all means possible an “act of war.”

The airstrikes by the French military reportedly hit a command post, a jihadi recruiting center, a munition depot, and a jihadi training camp in Syria.  The French military has not destroyed any such Islamic targets in France – yet those targets exist.

The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, said “But I make the urgent plea, as interior minister and as a responsible politician of this country, that there shouldn’t be any hasty links made to the refugee debate.”  Germany’s leader Angela Merkel said she was “deeply shocked” by the attacks in Paris.

One has to ask what level of delusion these leaders live under.  The global Islamic Movement has made very clear the reason for doing what it is doing (fighting jihad to establish a caliphate under Sharia), and the authority with which they do it (Islamic Doctrine).  What exactly is shocking about what happened in Paris when viewed through the lens of Sharia?  Nothing.

A small glimmer of light may be seen in recent comments by Bernard Cazeneuve, the French Interior Minister, who has just called for the dissolution of “mosques where hate is preached” in France.

For anyone paying attention, this is still just the tip of the iceberg plowing over Europe.  The Europeans are giving the jihadis all the rope they (jihadis) need with which to hang them (Europeans).

At G20 Presser, Obama Hammered with Questions About His Failing ISIS Strategy (Video)

Obama-Not-Interested-America-WinningPJ Media, by Debra Heine, Nov. 16, 2015:

At a press conference at the G20 summit in Turkey on Monday morning, President Barack Obama was clearly annoyed as he took questions from reporters about his failing strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS.

The president made a brief statement which began with remarks about “rising inequality around the world,” cyber talks, and climate change. About a minute into his speech he addressed the terror attacks in Paris, essentially claiming that, despite occasional setbacks like Paris, his counterterrorism strategy has been successful and will not be changing.

Reporters, perhaps remembering that the president also said that his counterterrorism strategy in Yemen was a success, wanted to know if the president might have underestimated ISIS.

After Obama said that he had not underestimated their strength, CNN’s Jim Acosta reminded him that he had initially called them the “JV team” and said just a few days ago that they were “contained.”

“I think a lot of Americans have this frustration that they see that the United States has the greatest military in the world, it has the backing of nearly ever other country in the world when it comes to taking on ISIS….I guess the question is — if you’ll forgive the language — why can’t we take out these bastards?” said Acosta.

Obama scoffed impatiently, “Well, Jim, I just spent the last three questions answering that very question so I don’t know what more you want me to add.”

He then launched into another long-winded defense of his strategy without addressing the question about whether or not he underestimated the threat.

The next reporter’s question was devastating.

“Given the strategies that you’re pursuing — it’s been more than a year now — ISIS’s capabilities seem to be expanding. Were you aware that they had the capability of pulling off the type of attack that they did in Paris, Are you concerned and do you think they have the same capability to strike in the United States? And do you think that — given all that you’ve learned about ISIS over the past year or so, and given all the criticism of you underestimating them — do you think you really understand this enemy well enough to defeat them and protect the homeland?” he asked.

Obama didn’t hide his irritation. “Alright — so — this is another variation of the same question,” he sniffed. “Let me try it one last time.”

He proceeded to claim — against all the observable evidence — that they are fully aware of ISIL’s capabilities, “and that’s precisely why we have been mounting a very aggressive strategy to go after them.”

Fox News’ Bret Baier said in a news segment after the press conference that he had spoken with a Special Operations commander currently engaged in the region.

“There is this palpable frustration,” he told Bill Hemmer. ”Unleash them. Make them go after this threat. The president talks about the costs and the treasure that we’ve spent — but arguably there is a sense that something else needs to be done.”


Fox Host Bill Hemmer Left Seething After Obama’s Press Conference on Islamic State (

Fox News host Bill Hemmer was visibly angry after President Obama’s press conference concluded in Turkey on Monday, his voice shaking as he recounted Obama refusing to change strategy against the Islamic State and calling Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris a “setback.”

Hemmer is the normally upbeat anchor of America’s Newsroom and is not known for his opinionated commentary like those of Fox’s more conservative evening personalities. But, as Mediaite pointed out when it flagged his comments, he was “uncharacteristically opinionated and aggressive” as he discussed Obama’s response to the latest atrocity from IS.

“If you were waiting to hear a U.S. president say ‘I feel your pain,’ or if you were waiting to hear a U.S. president say ‘It’s them or us,’ that is not what you just heard,” Hemmer said. “President Obama called the attacks here in Paris a setback at one point. He was asked, ‘Is it time for you to change your strategy?’ More or less, he said no. ‘Have you underestimated the abilities of ISIS?’ More or less, he said no. ‘Do you understand how to defeat ISIS?” His response: This is a variation of the same question.’

“President Obama has made it quite clear in that Q-and-A that lasted more than 45 minutes that he has accepted there are evils in this world and evils in places like Paris, France, and this is something that we all must face today. It’s a reality in the world we live. If you’re at home wondering, with your own set of anger and your own set of fears about what could happen next, you are not alone, because that’s precisely what you feel here in Paris, France.  And if you were waiting for clarification on your feelings through that Q-and-A, you weren’t going to get it. The president’s strategy, as stated over the weekend, continues.”

Hemmer then went to fellow Fox host Bret Baier for more commentary, who noted Obama appeared angry at the repetitive nature of the questions he got about his counterterrorism policy.

Hemmer was not alone in media condemnation of Obama’s tone and rhetoric. NBC’s Chuck Toddcalled Obama “extremely defensive” at the press conference. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour said that Obama was wrong to say IS was contained and that military experts told her that Obama’s anti-terrorism strategy was not working.

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Key suspect in Paris attacks has been featured in Islamic State propaganda

Aboud’s Dabiq interview Source: Dabiq Magazine

Aboud’s Dabiq interview
Source: Dabiq Magazine

Long War Journal, by Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn, Nov. 16, 2015:

European officials have identified Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian man whose parents are from Morocco, as a key suspect in last week’s coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Abaaoud has been featured by the Islamic State in its propaganda for plotting terrorist attacks in Europe in the past.

French authorities say Abaaoud is “the presumed mastermind” of the coordinated assault, according to the Associated Press. And he is also thought to have been involved in earlier plots targeting France, the AP reports, including an attack on a Paris-bound train in August and another on a church in the suburbs of Paris.

Abaaoud has not kept a low profile despite his suspected involvement in plots against the West. The Islamic State interviewed Abaaoud in Dabiq 7, the seventh issue of its English-language magazine, which was released in February 2015. The cover of Dabiq 7 mocked Muslims who stood in unity with France over al Qaeda’s attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Dabiq described Abaaoud as “a mujahid being pursued by Western Intelligence agencies for his jihad in Belgium.” Two members of Abaaoud’s cell were killed in a shootout with Belgian police during a raid on their safe house in Verviers on Jan. 15, just one week after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo’s offices.

In the Dabiq 7 interview, Abaaoud admitted that he and two accomplices, “Abuz-Zubayr al-Baljīkī (Khālid), and Abū Khālid al-Baljīkī (Sufyān),” (pictured, right) traveled to Europe “in order to terrorize the crusaders waging war against the Muslims.” He said Belgium was a target as the country “is a member of the crusader coalition attacking the Muslims of Iraq and Shām [Syria].”

After some difficulties in traveling to Belgium, the three jihadists “were then able to obtain weapons and set up a safe house while we planned to carry out operations against the crusaders,” he claimed.

Abaaoud mocked Western intelligence services for failing to prevent him from entering Belgium and establish a cell, and then later failing to capture him after the Verviers raid.

“Allah blinded their vision and I was able to leave and come to Shām despite being chased after by so many intelligence agencies,” he stated. “All this proves that a Muslim should not fear the bloated image of the crusader intelligence. My name and picture were all over the news yet I was able to stay in their homeland, plan operations against them, and leave safely when doing so became necessary.”

Abaaoud said he was stopped by security officials after the Verviers raid and police failed to match him with a photograph of him that was obtained while he was in Syria.

“I was even stopped by an officer who contemplated me so as to compare me to the picture, but he let me go, as he did not see the resemblance,” he said.

Islamic State has plotted attacks in Europe prior to Paris suicide assault

Abaaoud’s involvement with the Verviers cell and an attack by an Islamic State fighter at a Jewish museum in Belgium in May 2014 belie the common narrative that the Islamic State’s deadly suicide assault in Paris, which left more than 120 people dead, was a radical departure in strategy. Some analysts have claimed that up until last weekend’s attack in Paris, the Islamic State was only focused on taking control of territory in Muslim countries.

After the raid on Abaaoud’s cell in Verviers, Belgian federal magistrate Eric Van der Sypt said the group was “on the verge of committing important terror attacks,” the AP reported. “It shows we have to be extremely careful.”

Over the past year, European intelligence officials have explained that several Islamic State plots were thwarted. In September 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron said that Reyaad Khan and Junaid Hussain, two British nationals who were killed in airstrikes in Syria in August, were plotting attacks against the West.

According to Cameron, Khan and Hussain “were British nationals based in Syria who were involved in actively recruiting [Islamic State] sympathizers and seeking to orchestrate specific and barbaric attacks against the West, including directing a number of planned terrorist attacks right here in Britain, such as plots to attack high profile public commemorations, including those taking place this summer.”

“We should be under no illusion,” Cameron continued. “Their intention was the murder of British citizens.”

An Islamic State fighter succeeded in executing an attack in Belgium in May 2014. Mehdi Nemmouche, a fighter who worked in the Islamic State’s jails in Syria, opened fire at a Jewish museum in Brussels, Belgium and killed four people.

The top leaders of the Islamic State have issued direct threats against the West, including the US. In his very first recorded speech, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State, threatened America.

“As for your security, your citizens cannot travel to any country without being afraid. The mujahideen have launched after your armies, and have swore to make you taste something harder than what Osama [bin Laden] had made you taste. You will see them in your home, Allah permitting. Our war with you has only begun, so wait,” he said.

Abu Muhammad al Adnani, the spokesman for the Islamic State, threatened to strike the US and the “allies of America” in September 2014, after the US launched its air campaign in Iraq and Syria.

“[T]his campaign will be your final campaign,” Adnani said. “It will be broken and defeated, just as all your previous campaigns were broken and defeated, except that this time we will raid you thereafter, and you will never raid us. We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted.”

Abaaoud, holding a koran and the Islamic State’s Flag while standing in front of a US-made Humvee, from Dabiq 7:


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ISIS External OPs and Paris Attack UPDATE as of 16 NOV 15

The ISIS Study Group, Nov. 16, 2015:

By now the people of the world should’ve heard from the MSM about the mastermind of the Paris Attack being identified as Abdelhamid Aboud (variant-Abaaoud) aka “Abu Omar al-Belgeki.” We discussed this guy and his role in the Paris attack planning in our 14 NOV piece “Paris Attack Update as of 14 NOV 15.” If you’re new here or somehow missed our first update, Aboud played a big role in coordinating the movement of the 20-man foreign fighter group that was redeployed to Europe to specifically target France and the UK (which was discussed in last month’s “Nail in the Coffin: ISIS’ Anwar al-Awlaqi BN Sends Fighters to Europe“). In an interview with Dabiq Magazine, he claimed to have made several attempts to enter Europe and had finally managed to get into Belgium where he and some associates managed to establish a support network. The main support cell in Belgium was rounded up by the local police, prompting him to flee to Syria. As stated two days ago, Aboud is important because he functioned in a capacity similar to that of the late-Junaid Hussein in regards to operations in France and Belgium. More importantly, he was the right-hand of Islamic State (IS) spokesman and External Operations Portfolio chief Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. Word on the street is that Aboud may have been killed in an airstrike last month, although we’re working with our Parastin and YPG sources to ascertain the truth. Anyways, if you want to know more about this guy check out “Paris Attack Update as of 14 NOV 15.”

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Abdelhamid Aboud Source: The ISIS Study Group

Abdelhamid Aboud
Source: The ISIS Study Group

Aboud’s Dabiq interview Source: Dabiq Magazine

Aboud’s Dabiq interview
Source: Dabiq Magazine

In our 14 NOV article we also identified one of the attackers – one of the Stade de France bombers – as Syrian national Ahmed Almuhammad. The MSM again confirmed what we said the next day. Additional reporting shows that this individual had entered Europe through Turkey and Greece posing as a “refugee” – in fact there’s three individuals total that have been confirmed as having started out in Syria. Again, this is consistent with what we said last month. The individual who had the Egyptian passport was later identified as being one of the victims. Not long after the Paris attack one of the attackers – Salah Abdesalam – was stopped in Molenbeek, Brussels. Then they released him. What the media may not be tracking is that two of his associates were also stopped and released. Our sources confirm their identities as Hamza Attou and Muhammad Amri. Its worth noting that Attou was stopped with Abdesalam (any journalist reading this can look up license plate 1 LJV 913 if they don’t believe us). The vehicle found in Paris with the weapons belonged to Attou, Amri and Abdesalam. Its also worth noting that Abdesalam was also listed as the guy who rented the vehicle that was found IVO the Bataclan Concert Hall. A raid was attempted to detain Abdesalam earlier today, but it failed. He’s likely moving between the safe-houses that Aboud’s support network had established months ago. The other attackers are as follows:

Muhammad Abdesalam – One of Salah Abdesalam’s brothers (arrested in Belgium)
Brahim Abdesalam – Another brother of Salah Abdesalam
Omar Ismail Mostefai – French national and member of the pre-existing support network who was killed at Bataclan
Bilal Hadfi – Killed at Stade de France
Four other yet to be identified attackers were killed while engaging the French National Police

The number puts them pretty close to that 10-man group we discussed last month, isn’t it? Keep in mind that these guys were also supposed to augment the existing cells in their respective target country – meaning there were likely as many as 24 jihadists involved in the overall operation (although most were in a support role). Some of our readers have inquired about how AQAP could claim responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo Attack yet have an IS-aligned support cell involved? The two sides working at the cell-level isn’t uncommon, and there have been several documented cases of such collaboration taking place in Yemen – especially when the late-Qurayshi (who was against feuding with IS) was Emir. And remember, the foreign fighter unit that IS has been selecting personnel for redeployment to Europe and North America is named after the late-senior AQAP recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki.

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Ahmed AlMuhammad’s passport Source: The ISIS Study Group

Ahmed AlMuhammad’s passport
Source: The ISIS Study Group

Salah Abdesalam: Offered up his brother to serve as a suicide bomber – what a guy! Source: French National Police

Salah Abdesalam: Offered up his brother to serve as a suicide bomber – what a guy!
Source: French National Police

Equally as important is the fact that the other half of that 20-man group that arrived from Syria posing as refugees is assessed to be located somewhere in London. Over the weekend we had tweeted out a tipper in regards to an IS threat that was issued against Rome, London and Washington, DC. Earlier today another IS threat was issued, this time directed at Lisbon, Portugal. IS’ External Operations Division will usually disseminate loads of disinformation designed to both distract the West from the true target and overload allied intelligence organizations with a flurry of multiple threat streams, some legit and some fake. Neil Prakash and the late-Junaid Hussein, Riyad Khan and Shawn Parson had perfected this strategy over the course of two years. Although some operations would be discovered and disrupted, others would fall through the cracks due to the large volume of threat reporting. The use of lone-wolves contributed heavily to their success. That said, the transition from relying solely on lone-wolves to attack cells adds to their ability to project IS influence beyond the borders of Syria, Iraq and Libya. Speaking of Libya, we heard there’s three IS fighters who entered Germany from Libya and are currently working to establish a new attack cell. With that and the fact there’s another 10-man element from that specialized 20-man group reported to have been sent to London leads us to suspect that location will be the next target for a major cell-based attack.

Source: The ISIS Study Group

Source: The ISIS Study Group

However, that’s just from the External Operations Division located in Syria. IS has also invested heavily in establishing an official affiliate in Libya to serve as a launching pad for conducting facilitation operations in support of other IS-aligned entities throughout Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, Nigeria and Egypt. The Libyan IS Emir -Abu Nabil – (who may or may not have been recently killed) is an External Operations Division senior member who was dispatched to Libya to establish and lead the affiliate in the country. One of the other big things he was tasked to do was open up a second pathway from which to conduct attacks against Europe. Still, IS won’t be abandoning the use of lone-wolves. Instead, they’ll likely opt to use a combination of lone-wolves and attack cells to “reach out and touch” the West.

The Erdogan government of Turkey has been doing a lot of damage control in recent weeks and has been trying to capitalize on the situation. Reporting suggests that the Turks had “tried” to warn their French counterparts about Mostefai. The truth is although the Turks did pass along information to DGSE, they only did so because their French counterparts had specifically been inquiring about the Mostefai’s pattern of life going back and forth from Raqqa City, Syria to Gaziantep, Turkey. However, we’ll give the Turks the benefit of the doubt this time because our friends in the YPG and Parastin had reported a similar experience when they tried to warn the French, British and American governments of the 20-man group that was sent from Syria to Europe to hit targets in the UK and France. Specifically, neither the French or American intelligence agencies appeared to have been interested in what our Kurdish friends had to say; it was as if DGSE no longer cared for whatever reason. Our DGSI contact stated he “couldn’t speak for DGSE.” We don’t know about the Brits because they never gave a response to our friends.

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Then there’s the much-hyped 12 NOV arrest of Jihadi John associate Aine Leslie Davis aka “Abu Ayub,” who the Turks are making out to be “Zarqawi revisited.” The truth is not only is Jihadi John a “small fish,” Davis is straight-up low-hanging fruit. He was never involved in any external attack planning, although he did provide security for Western hostages in Syria and had his wife and female associate serve as facilitators tasked with distributing financial support to terror cells in the UK. As you may have already guessed, the Turks only arrested him because the British government had specifically inquired about him (notice the recurring theme here?). Davis was arrested with two other British nationals – Jermaine Michael Burke and Per Muhammad Burmal Karwani. Also arrested with the three Brits were Hasan al-Sheik, Turkish national Deniz Solak and Syrian national Walid al-Agha (who is confirmed to have trained in Syria). Davis had received permission from his superiors to travel from Syria to Turkey and retrieve his family. The individuals who accompanied him did so because they were tasked with picking up dual-use material for producing explosives. The reason we bring up Davis and friends is because the facilitation network they were supposed to link up with was the same one that pushed out the group that would later go on to execute the Paris attack. Oh, and btw, the Erdogan government is preparing to quietly release Davis, Burke and Karwani from custody due to a “lack of evidence” and are supposedly going to “deport” them back to the UK. What are the odds of them actually being put on a plane for the UK? We think you may already know the answer. Perhaps somebody from MI5 or MI6 reads this and has enough “wasta” to influence things?


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Aine Leslie Davis Source: Central News

Aine Leslie Davis
Source: Central News

There’s a great deal of momentum being built towards an expansion of IS’ External Operations Division with more trained groups being deployed to Europe, Canada and the US in response to the success of the Paris attack. The reason for targeting France is simple, really: Team Baghdadi views France as being just as weak (if not weaker) than Spain, who capitulated to al-Qaida after the 2004 Madrid Train Bombing by completely pulling out of the Global War on Terror. Sure, France is currently conducting a bombing campaign in Syria – but all IS has to do is wait them out because they know that the French military can’t sustain a prolonged campaign. Our sources on the ground in Syria also report that the vaunted French air campaign hasn’t been as “effective” as advertised due to a lack of coordination and information-sharing between the French military and the forces fighting on the front-lines – mainly the combined Peshmerga forces (the Arab opposition factions are dominated by “moderates” who aren’t really “moderate”). In fact our YPG sources view the air campaign as more “symbolic” than anything. Its honestly too late for France and the rest of Europe to stem the tide now. Political correctness killed whatever chance they had to preserve their way of life. However, there’s still a chance for the US to reverse course, but that all depends on whether President Obama has the courage to admit that his pseudo-strategy isn’t working. Unfortunately, we suspect that’s asking for too much. And so it goes…

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Source: Ben Garrison

Source: Ben Garrison

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How the Paris Attacks Increase the Threat to America

A woman takes part in a vigil in front of the French Consulate in Los Angeles as a show of solidarity with the people of France. (Photo: © Reuters)

A woman takes part in a vigil in front of the French Consulate in Los Angeles as a show of solidarity with the people of France. (Photo: © Reuters)

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, Nov. 15, 2015:

The coordinated attacks in Paris and suspected Islamic State bombing of a Russian airliner raises the risk that Islamic State supporters in the U.S. and other Western countries will spur into action. The opening of a new phase in Islamic State (ISIS) terror will also result in a fresh wave of recruits radicalized by the appearance that the Islamic State is quickly ascending.

You can watch Clarion Project National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro discuss this increasing threat on FOX News’ “America’s News HQ” on Saturday afternoon below:

First, there is a risk of “copycat” attacks by the Islamic State and other Islamist terrorist supporters, including those who are loyal to Al-Qaeda and want to show that the group hasn’t become a “has-been” in the jihadist world. It is hard to express the excitement that an aspiring jihadist will feel at two breakthrough moments in the war against the West in such short order. At this sensitive time, any kind of an attack—even a simple shooting or pipe bombing—takes on much greater significance.

If an Islamist terrorist is planning or considering an attack, it is difficult to resist the temptation to strike now. Even a relatively minor attack becomes part of a bigger story, rather than being forgotten amongst the wave of headlines about acts of violence. On an egotistical level, a jihadist will want to attach his name to this dramatic story.

Secondly, there are those who will worry that they might now lose their chance to strike and earn their ticket to Paradise by dying in jihad as a “martyr.” Supporters of the Islamic State have every reason to expect Western governments to become extra aggressive in rounding up possible terrorists. ISIS supporters who believe they are on the authorities’ radar could choose to act sooner instead of patiently preparing their plot and risk being foiled.

The attacks in Paris and on the Russian airliner show that the threat from the Islamic State is greater than ever, and we’ve entered a new period where they’ve moved towards more sophisticated, Al-Qaeda-style attacks in the West. They are engaging in pre-planning and dispatching teams of operatives instead of just hoping to inspire a random supporter into committing violence independently. This upgrade in quality is a powerful tool in the Islamic State’s propaganda arsenal.

The organization’s ability to recruit is largely based on the appearance of success. No one wants to join an organization whose recent history is filled with losses. Moreover, success is seen as Allah‘s endorsement; the ultimate winning argument in a theological debate among those dabbling in Islamist extremism.

Just as the Islamic State’s burst onto the scene with the capturing of Mosul in 2014 earned it a wave of recruits, these attacks will also earn it a wave of recruits and it will encourage the millions of Islamic State supporters who have yet to take up arms to finally act upon their beliefs.

It is critical that the West push back against the Islamic State’s convincing narrative of success. Those in the region understand the importance of this. We saw many tweets from people in the Middle East directed towards ISIS that told the group that their attacks in Paris cannot erase their setbacks elsewhere.

Dramatic events like these make recent losses like the killing of “Jihadi John” and the Kurds recapturing Sinjar seem like distant memories, but they deserve to be a part of the news coverage and U.S. government’s international messaging. Instead of focusing on single events that the Islamic State hopes will grab our attention, we must put them into a broader context that the Islamic State is less eager for the public to know about.


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The jihadis’ master plan to break us

A victim lies on the ground covered by a white sheet outside the cafe La Bonne Biere, in central Paris.

A victim lies on the ground covered by a white sheet outside the cafe La Bonne Biere, in central Paris.

New York Post, by Amir Taheri, Nov. 15, 2015:

PARIS — Still under shock from Friday night’s terror attacks, Paris may need a few more days to regain its signature mood of defiant dignity. Almost everyone had expected an attack but most still hoped it would never come. Now they are all asking why it did.

It happened because the Islamic State, the latest version of the Islamo-apocalypytic movement, has decided that Western democracies, representing the “Infidel” world, are no longer prepared to fight even to preserve their comfortable lives. The Paris attacks came on the first day of the Muslim lunar month of Safar, which coincides with the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed’s first successful “ghazva” (raid) against the “infidel” at Safwan in 623 AD.

Islamic State is already referring to the Paris attacks as another “ghazva,” promising many more. The aim is to terrorize all mankind into submitting to the diktats of The Only True Faith.

This is how Sheikh Abu-Bakr Naji, the late theoretician of the Sunni version of the Islamo-apocalyptic movement, put it: “No one should feel safe without submitting, and those who refuse to submit must pay a high price. The aim of our movement is to turn the world into a series of wildernesses in which only those under our rule enjoy security.”

The sheikh’s neo-jihadi theory was explained a decade ago in his magnum opus “Governance in the Wilderness” (Edarat al Tawwahush). The book rejected al Qaeda’s theory of war based on the assumption that “the infidel” would succumb to Islamic rule with a few spectacular attacks such as 9/11 against New York and Washington. The sheikh further examines what he calls “the five schools of jihad” to reveal their inadequacies.

According to the sheikh, in a world dominated by “Crusaders,” it is not possible to create a proper Islamic state in a single country. He cites as example the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Although a proper Islamic regime, it did not survive “infidel” attacks and opposition by Afghan elements. The Islamic movement must become global, fighting everywhere, all the time, and on all fronts. He wants neo-jihadis to create an archipelago of “wildernesses” in non-Muslim countries, especially in the West, turning them into parallel societies alongside existing ones. They do not set up formal governments that could be vulnerable to economic pressure or even military attack.

To our neo-jihadi sheikh these parallel societies could resemble “liberated zones” set up by Marxist guerrillas in parts of Latin America in the last century. But they could also exist within cities, under the noses of the authorities, operating as secret societies with their own rules, values and enforcement mechanism.

The “wilderness” will provide cover for operational bases. Jihad would be everywhere rather than in just one or two countries that the “infidel” could hit with superior firepower.

The sheikh recommends “countless small operations” that render daily life unbearable rather than a few spectacular attacks such as 9/11. The idea is that the “infidel,” leaving his home every morning, should not be sure whether he would be alive in the evening.

The sheikh believed that if subjected to constant intimidation and fear of death, most non-Muslims, especially in the West, would submit to Islam in exchange for a minimum of tranquility. The only Western power still capable of resisting was the United States. But that, too, would change with a new president.. (That was before Obama was elected). In any case, the sheikh quoting historian Paul Kennedy, has no doubt that “America is destined to fall.”

The sheikh’s theory is built on the concept of terror as the main organizing principle of the mini-states he hopes to set up in preparation for the coming caliphate.

Islamic State’s message is stark: Western civilization is doomed. Its last bastion, America, lacks the will for war. The infidel loves life and treats it as an endless feast. Jihadis have to ruin that feast and persuade the “infidel” to abandon this world in exchange for greater rewards in the next.

The Paris “ghazva” used a tactic that some call “symphonic” because it offered several forms of terrorism in different themes, mixing regular military-style assaults with classical terrorism and kamikaze operations. Thus we had suicide-attacks aimed at a sports stadium packed with 80,000 people, random shooting from at least two cars on people in restaurants and terrace cafes, a raid on a concert hall and the holding of hostages, and a gun battle with the security forces.

Terrorism is a beast with an extraordinary ability to mutate. As soon as its victims have learned to cope with its methods, it develops new ones. Groups of anarchists throwing bombs follow the lone assassin who targets a king or a political leader. The hijacking of passenger jets is replaced by the transformation of aircraft into missiles against fixed buildings. All the time, the intention is to terrorize the largest number of people, eroding the ordinary man’s confidence in the ability of the authorities to protect him, and, in the long run, persuading a majority of the people, who just want to live their lives, to trade their freedom for the security that the terrorist promises in his utopia.

Paris was attacked not because of what the French do, as some Blame-The-West intellectuals claim, but because of what the French are: infidels who refuse to see the light of Islam. The hope is that just as the Prophet forced the Arab tribes to accept Islam in exchange for protection, the “infidel” nations will also decide that it is in their best interest to submit.

Today, however, I see no sign the French tend toward submission. As always, the terrorists may end up like the man who, having won a great many tokens at the roulette table, is surprised when the casino tells him his winnings cannot be cashed.

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Leading Irregular Warfare Expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka Discusses the Paris Jihad Attacks

paratkOn the Kelly File Nov. 13, 2015:

Transcript excerpt by Sarah Angelopoulos on facebook:

“ISIS is the only insurgency in human history to hold territories in multiple nations and multiple continents. They hold territory in Iraq and in Syria larger than the territory of the United Kingdom. And after Boko Haram was accepted into their fold, all Boko Haram territory in Nigeria falls under the caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS. This is a threat the likes of which we have never before seen and is much, much, more dangerous than Al Qaeda ever was. We have an administration that for seven years has censored our analysis. You can’t talk about Jihad in federal training. You can’t talk about the actual religious motivation of suicide bombers of Jihadi terrorists. How can you defeat an enemy you can’t describe? It’s like deploying to the beaches of Normandy in 1944, but telling our brave servicemen, “Hang on, guys, don’t use the word Nazi, cause you might offend somebody.” You would be court martialed in WWII for doing that. That is what we are doing today to our brave servicemen, our federal agents, and members of our intelligence community.

Dr. Gorka writes:

It’s unconscionable that SecState Kerry said that with the death of Jihadi John ISIS is losing and we are winning. Jihadi John wanted to die and be a martyr. The fact that he died isn’t going to stop anybody. And when more Jihadis are killed, they will be praised on Twitter feeds as shahids–martyrs–to the cause of Allah and the creation of the caliphate.


I have been stunned by the number of posts and requests I have received tonight on Social Media when I left the FOX News TV studio in DC where I did my interview with Megyn Kelly.

Thank you all for your incredibly kind and encouraging words.

Now I have a request to make to you all.

Educate yourselves and your loved ones and SPREAD THE WORD.

We are at war with incarnate Evil.

America has been fighting the Jihadis since the Republic was created. One of the first ever missions of the United States Marine Corps was battling the Barbary Pirates off the coasts of Tripoli. They were Muslim extremists too and that was 200+ years ago!

Al Qaeda, ISIS, the Boston bombers and the Paris killers ARE NOT a result of America invading the Middle East or our support for Israel. Israel didn’t even exist 200 years ago!

This is a 1,400 year old war and today’s new Jihadists will not stop until we are destroyed or we have destroyed them.

In this global war to the death the frontline will be the Muslims who already are, or who want to be, on our side. The Jordanians, the Egyptians, and others. But they will not close with the enemy unless they believe we are on their side and will help them win.

Today, with our withdrawal from Iraq and the canceling of our training program in Syria, we have sent a clear message: America doesn’t care about ISIS.

At the same time this isn’t just about events happening 10,000 miles away.

In just one year the FBI has arrested 80 ISIS suspects in America. (That’s 3 times as many per month than the average number of Al Qaeda terrorists we have arrested per month since 9/11).

And 30% of those arrested had NO INTENTION of traveling to Syria or Iraq. They had decided that the best way to serve the new Caliphate, the new Empire of Islam, is to kill Americans in America.

Paris is just the beginning.

Educate yourself and your family and friends.

Have a look at the site where I post all my public materials:

America can win this war.
But only we are honest about what the enemy is fighting for and who they are.
This is not about unemployment or lack of education.

It’s and war against the totalitarianism of Global Jihad.

Learn, Educate, and demand honesty from your government.

Thank you for your support.



On the John Batchelor radio show 11/13/15, along with Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn of the Long War Journal:

Is Paris Burning?

audio JB show


On the Lars Larson radio show 11/13/15:


Attacks Shouldn’t Have Surprised Anyone –

Jihadis from the Islamic State broadcast their intentions and motivations very clearly throughout the internet and social media. I discuss this on the John Gibson radio show on Fox News Radio. Click here to listen (9 min)

The Center for Security Policy’s Middle East and North Africa Briefing


Center for Security Policy, Nov.13, 2015:

The Middle East and North Africa: National Security and a Secure Freedom Strategy to respond to the threats posed by the Islamic State and the Global Jihad Movement.

  • Pete Hoekstra, Shillman Senior Fellow, Investigative Project on Terrorism; Former Chairman, U.S. House Intelligence Committee; Author, Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya (2015)
  • Elliot Chodoff, Major in the IDF Reserves; Counter terrorism expertPartner, Lecturer, and Political and Military Analyst at Hamartzim Educational Services
  • Jim Hanson, Executive Vice President, Center for Security Policy, Author, Cut Down The Black Flag: A Plan To Defeat The Islamic State (2015)

Moderator: Frank Gaffney, President & CEO, Center for Security Policy.

Clare Lopez: US Response to the Global Jihad Movement


Published on Feb 26, 2015 by johngaltcsa

Alert Long Island presents Clare Lopez – former CIA officer and Strategic Policy and Intelligence Expert – The US Response to the Global Jihad Movement
Albertson, NY Feb 24, 2015

The Watchman Show: Tracking the Global Jihad

734546207001_4398377395001_vs-55c0ed3fe4b0b3888f7d548b-767904724001CBN News, by Erick Stakelbeck, Nov. 10, 2015:

On this week’s edition of The Watchman, we travel to hotspots around the world to monitor the latest developments in the battle against the global jihad.

Congress Files Legislation to Designate Muslim Brotherhood “Terrorists”

Cruz-card-Getty-640x480UTT, by John Guandolo, Nov. 5, 2015:

Both houses of Congress filed legislation Tuesday designating the Muslim Brotherhood a “Foreign Terrorist Organization.”

Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) introduced the legislation in their respective chambers.

The Free Beacon was the first to report it here.  The story was also carried by Breitbart here.

In July 2014, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN) filed a similar bill called the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014.

The Muslim Brotherhood has already been designated a terrorist organization in Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

UTT encourages all readers to review this bill as it serves as a good summary of the violent history and nature of the Muslim Brotherhood.  You can read a copy of it HERE.

The prominent Muslim Brotherhood groups in the United States include, but are not limited to:

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and all it’s subsidiaries; International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT); Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR); Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Muslim Students Association (MSA); Muslim American Society (MAS); North American Islamic Trust (NAIT); Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA); Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA); Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA); North American Imams Federation (NAIM); U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO); American Muslims for Palestine (AMP); American Muslim Alliance (AMA); Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA); Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA); Muslim Legal Fund of America; Council on Islamic Education (CIE)/Institute on Religion and Civic Values (IRCV); Holy Dove Foundation; Gulen Institute and all related schools; Turquoise Foundation; International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO); Minaret of Freedom Institute; Mosque Cares; Mosque Foundation (IL); Muslim Communities Association; Islamic Associations of Palestine (IAP); and over 80% of the nearly 2200 Islamic Centers/Mosques in all 50 states.


I encourage you to go to John Guandolo’s Research & Resources page where he has provided a wealth of information on the Global Muslim Brotherhood Jihad Movement. The very last item in the menu titled “What can I do?” is excellent.