Beheadings, Bombings and New York’s Little Bangladesh

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Walk along Church Avenue and turn east onto McDonald Avenue and you will see where the old standards of working class Brooklyn, aging homes with faded American flags and loose siding, surly bars tucked into the shadows of street corners and the last video stores hanging on to a dying industry give way to mosques and grocery stores selling goat meat.

Mosques grow like mushrooms in basements, cell phone stores offer easy ways to wire money back to Bangladesh and old men glare at interlopers, especially if they are infidel women.

This is where Mohammed Siddiquee settled a dispute the old-fashioned way by beheading his landlord.

Mohammed wasn’t the first man in Brooklyn to use violence to settle a rental dispute, but beheadings are more traditional in his native Bangladesh than in Brooklyn, though over in neighboring Queens, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Bangladesh’s most wanted war criminal, heads up the local Islamic Circle of North America, whose Islamist thugs beheaded poets and buried professors in mass graves.

Here in Kensington, where the alphabet streets that march across Brooklyn down to the ocean begin, the bars retreat along with the alphabet from those areas marked by the crescent and the angry glare. And there is another one like it at the other end of the alphabet where the Atlantic Ocean terminates the letters at Avenue Z bookending the Brooklyn alphabet with angry old men and phone cards for Bangladesh.

These spots aren’t no-go zones yet. There aren’t enough young men with too much welfare and time on their hands who have learned that the police will back off when they burn enough things and councilmen will visit to get their side of the story. That generation will grow up being neither one thing nor the other, ricocheting from American pop culture to the Koran, from parties with the infidels to mosque study sessions until they explode from the contradictions the way that the Tsarnaevs, who huffed pot and the Koran in equal proportions, did.

It isn’t the old men who plant bombs near 8-year-olds. It isn’t the young women laughing with their friends outside a pizza parlor, knowing that in a year or two they will have to go back home for an arranged marriage. It is the young men who call themselves Freddy or Mo at the local high school or community college, who drink and do drugs and who all their American friends swear aren’t serious about religion, until they suddenly become fatally serious.

For now the Bangladeshi settlements in Brooklyn are quiet places where the tenements and shops close off the streets into small private worlds with their own justice systems, feuds and secrets.

“I feel like I’m living in my own country,” the editor of one of the Bangladeshi newspapers in New York, said. “You don’t have to learn English to live here. That’s a great thing!”

Overhead may be the same sky, but Little Bangladesh has been cut off from Brooklyn and attached to a country thousands of miles away. Immigrants step off a plane from Bangladesh at JFK airport, get into a taxi driven by a Bangladeshi playing Bengali pop tapes and step out into a small slice of Bangladesh on McDonald Avenue.

And when the infidels of Brooklyn wander into their territory, they are glared at as the foreign intruders that they are.

After Mohammed beheaded his landlord Mahmud, he rushed to JFK to catch a flight. It was natural for him to think that having settled matters in the traditional fashion; he could fly away without considering what lay in the intervening spaces of the American Dar al-Harb between the Dar al-Islam of Avenue C and the Dar al-Islam of Bangladesh.

For the Mohammeds of Brooklyn, the infidels are the empty air between the rungs of a ladder that their foot passes through without noticing. They are little aware of the other Brooklyn that they are pushing aside, the great stretches of the working middle class, the little homes where police officers and firefighters once lived together with teachers and clerks, where plumbers walked to work and bus drivers got on, where the thousands of small businesses from diners to pharmacies turned the grassy stretches of land into neighborhoods.

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U.S.Muslim Leader Sentenced to Death for Bangladesh War Crimes

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Bangladesh, a country that is close 90% Muslim, has been taking on the Islamists that act in the name of their faith.

BY RYAN MAURO:

The Bangladeshi government has given the death sentence to Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a former Secretary-General of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) that lives in New York, for war crimes he committed during Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan

Khan was tried in absentia as part of a popularly supported crackdown on ICNA’s parent group, Jamaat-e-Islami.

Khan was found guilty of murdering 18 professors, journalists and physicians that were supporting Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971. The tribunal ruled that Khan “had de facto reasonable material and authority to control” the executioners. Bangladesh sentenced Khan to death by hanging if he were to be extradited to Bangladesh from America.

A Muslim leader in London named Chowdhury Mueen Uddin was also sentenced to death. Amazingly, he is the director of the British National Health Service’s Muslim Spiritual Care Provision. He also is a trustee for an organization named Muslim Aid that has beenaccused of having extremist links.

Jamaat-e-Islami, essentially a Muslim Brotherhood branch, set up the Al-Badr militia that ran death squads in Bangladesh during the war of independence. The assassins targeted Bangladeshis that promoted secession from Pakistan, particularly the elite members of the society – doctors, professors and journalists. During the war, the Pakistani government and its allies killed 3 million people and raped 200,000 women, according to the Bangladeshi government.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reportedly told Bangladesh that he’d help get Khan extradited so he can be brought to justice. At this stage, the Obama Administration is non-committal.

Read more at Clarion Project

National Park Service Promotes ‘Women’s Rights in Islam’

muslim womenProduced for the National Park Service, the New York-based Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s website has posted a three-video series arguing that Islam is a force for women’s rights.

In one video, we hear that:

“Seventh century A.D. Islam gave women the right to be involved in politics, the right to earn and keep her own money. Islam gave women the right to work outside of the home. Islam gave women the right to own property. Islam gave women the right to divorce. Islam gave women the right to choose who she marries. Islam gave women a whole bunch of rights that western women acquired later in the 19th and 20th Centuries. And we’ve had these rights since the Seventh Century A.D., and it’s just not acknowledged worldwide.”

A Muslim woman states, “People think that Islam oppresses women and there’s no equality, but they’re wrong.”

The first in the three-video series can be seen here. The second can be seen here.  The third can be seen here.

Viewers are left with the impression that the oppression of women in Muslim countries is rare, when it is actually the norm. Needless to say, the presentation leaves out the ideological basis for this oppression.

A look at the videos shows, for example, that viewers don’t learn about the rising problem of Female Genital Mutilation in the United States. The Clarion Project posted this informational video about FGM.

Nor is the problem of honor killings in the U.S. addressed, information that is readily available. Muslim anti-Islamist activist Dr. Zuhdi Jasser documented the honor killing cases of Aiya Altameemi, age 19, of Maricopa County, AZ; and Shaima Alawadi, of El Cajon, CA.  In 2009, Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, was run down by a car driven by her father, who thought she was “too Westernized.”

Instead, the message of the videos focuses on negative stereotypes of Islam and its adherents.

Read more at The Clarion Project

 

Israeli Security Service Arrests Iranian Spy

Ali Mansouri, an alleged Iranian spy / AP

Ali Mansouri, an alleged Iranian spy / AP

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JERUSALEM – Israel’s Shin Bet security service yesterday announced the detention in Tel Aviv of an Iranian-born businessman with Belgian citizenship suspected of spying for Teheran.

The suspect, named as Ali Mansouri, was arrested on September 11 at Ben-Gurion Airport as he was preparing to board a flight for Belgium. His detention was announced as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was making his way to New York where he is to address the UN.

Netanyahu is expected to refocus world attention on the Iranian nuclear issue after Iran’s new president, Hassan Rowhani, attempted to defuse the subject. Israeli columnists saw the timing of the announcement of Mansouri’s detention as an attempt to provide Netanyahu with rhetorical ammunition.

Israeli officials said Mansouri was spying on American interests in Israel. He was reportedly seen photographing the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv and “recording activity there.” Officials said that he admitted to being promised $1 million for his activities in Israel by the special operations unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

“At a time when Iran is trying to get closer to the U.S. it sent an agent to try to gather intelligence in order to carry out a terror attack against the American embassy in Israel. This is one further example of Iran’s policy of doublespeak and further proof that Iran’s words do not match its actions,” a member of the prime minister’s delegation to New York told the Times of Israel.

Read more at Free Beacon

 

Congressmen Join Prayer Vigil for Imprisoned American Pastor in Iran

Ted Cruz at Saeed Abedini prayer vigil / Andrew Evans

Ted Cruz at Saeed Abedini prayer vigil / Andrew Evans

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), members of Congress, and a representative from the State Department joined a prayer vigil on Thursday afternoon in front of the White House to protest Iran’s imprisonment of Saeed Abedini, a Christian pastor and American citizen.

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran’s Evin prison in Tehran.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Saeed,” Jane Zimmerman, deputy assistant secretary for human rights at the State Department, told the assembled crowd.

“We’ve been working that issue very publically as well as privately and doing everything we can to try to secure his release,” Zimmerman told the Washington Free Beacon after her remarks.

Abedini is a dual American-Iranian citizen and a Christian pastor who lived in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two children. Abedini was in Iran last year to set up a secular orphanage when Iranian forces arrested him and sentenced him to eight years in jail for threatening national security. He recently lost his final appeal.

The imprisonment of Saeed Abedini has garnered headlines recently as Abedini’s wife delivered a letter from her husband to Iranian President Hassan Rowhani in New York asking for her husband’s release and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asked Rowhani about Abedini’s imprisonment.

Rowhani was in New York for the United Nations General Convention.

“It’s a fundamental violation of universal norms and international human rights to arrest someone for their faith and their conscience,” Zimmerman told the Free Beacon, “and clearly he’s a prisoner of conscience for his beliefs.”

Abedini spends much of his day in solitary confinement in a jail cell measuring two feet by two feet, said Jordan Sekulow, director of international operations at the American Center for Law and Justice. The pastor has been beaten and is suffering from internal bleeding. His supporters do not expect him to survive the eight years in prison.

Sen. Cruz and several representatives from Congress joined the prayer vigil.

“Pastor Abedini’s crime was simply following his Christian faith,” Cruz said.

Cruz told the crowd about a resolution he has introduced in the Senate that would allow President Barack Obama to meet with Rowhani only if he affirms Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and releases American prisoners in Iran.

Cruz then led the crowd in prayer for Abedini.

“We ask you to be with him as you were with Daniel in the lions den,” Cruz prayed, alluding to the biblical story of a Jewish man who was thrown into a den of lions in Babylon for practicing his faith.

Rep. Trent Franks (R., Ariz.) criticized the Obama administration for its silence and the “disregard” it has shown for religious freedom

Read more at Free Beacon

The Man Who Keeps New York Safe

by DEROY MURDOCK:

Stoic.

That word best describes New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly. In an increasingly juvenile nation, Kelly’s granite temperament can be a tad daunting. But if you knew what Kelly knows, you might not smile much, either.

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“The threat of terrorism is as great, if not greater, today than it was before the World Trade Center was destroyed,” Kelly recently said. “Do not think for a second that al-Qaeda and those who share its ideology have forgotten about New York,” he continued. “Images of the World Trade Center and scenes of the City are regularly displayed on jihadist websites and al-Qaeda publications. Its propagandists call on followers in the United States to take up the battle at home and use bombs, guns, and poison to indiscriminately kill.”

In a breakfast speech at the New York Hilton that made last Monday tougher than most, Kelly told the Association for a Better New York and the Council on Foreign Relations that America’s financial and media capital remains militant Islam’s target of choice.

“In the mind of al-Qaeda and its acolytes, New York is the symbol of all they hate about America and the West,” Kelly added. “In just the past ten months there have been several plots with a nexus to New York City.”

  • Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 23, arrived from Bangladesh on a student visa. He conspired to blast Manhattan’s Federal Reserve Bank last October. On August 9, he received a 30-year prison sentence.
  • Raess Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, two Pakistani-born brothers, were nabbed in Florida last November 29 after plotting to detonate theaters and restaurants in Times Square.
  • NYPD undercover efforts prompted the arrest of Justin Kaliebe, 18, as he boarded a jet for Yemen, allegedly to join Ansar al-Sharia, a.k.a. al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Kelly observed, “There’s little doubt that his handlers would have sent him back here to their number-one target, New York City.”
  • An unnamed, Iranian-trained al-Qaeda agent met a conspirator here. Among other objectives, they planned to attack a train between New York and Canada. So much for the myth that Sunni al-Qaeda and Shiite Iran will not cooperate to kill Americans.
  • Just days after allegedly bombing the Boston Marathon last April, killing three people and wounding 264, the Tsarnaev brothers drove towards Manhattan with pipe bombs and explosive pressure cookers. Had their hostage not escaped, Kelly explained, “They would have arrived in Midtown in time to launch a devastating attack at the morning rush hour.”

“Again,” Kelly emphasized, “these all are events in the last ten months.”

Kelly has led the NYPD into becoming what Heritage Foundation national-security scholar Cully Stimson calls “the best city police department in terms of counterterrorism in the USA.”

After 9/11, Kelly boosted his personnel on the FBI’s Joint Counterterrorism Task Force from 17 to 120. The NYPD has become a mini-CIA. Senior officers are stationed in eleven cities overseas and cooperate with local cops. These New Yorkers “visit the scenes of terrorist attacks and gather real-time information that guides the NYPD’s operations at home,” Kelly noted.

The NYPD benefits from the diverse ethno-linguistic ingredients that simmer within the quintessential melting pot that is America’s premier metropolis.

“We have hundreds of speakers of Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi, Russian, Mandarin, and other important languages,” Kelly remarked. “Police departments from across the country have come to study our programs. After the bombings at the Boston Marathon, we hosted a group of 20 law-enforcement officials from Boston for a week, who came here to learn what they could do to better protect their city.”

Read more: Family Security 

Deroy Murdock is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service. His column, “This Opinion Just In…,” frequently appears in the New York Post, Washington Times, and Orange County Register, among some 400 U.S. newspapers he reaches weekly.    

Col. West: Benghazi can’t be ‘the new normal’

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“We abandoned four Americans who were under attack, and that’s not who we are as a people. That’s not who we are as a nation,” a somber, but determined, Col. Allen West told WND.

“We, as a people, have to stand up, because we can not settle for this and come to believe the new normal is that an ambassador can call up and say ‘We’re under attack’ and have elected officials do nothing about it.”

West was in the nation’s capital to speak at the Justice for Benghazi Rally on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.

The former Florida congressman told the crowd President Obama lacked a sense of “moral obligation” about the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and security personnel who “ran to the sound of the guns, while others on that night ran to bed.”

President Obama’s representatives have repeatedly refused to divulge what he was doing the night of the attacks.

“Furthermore, we have elected officials who don’t want to get to the truth and they continue to promulgate this cover-up with a very complicit media,” West told WND.

“As long as we have heartfelt patriots” such as those who gathered at the Justice for Benghazi Rally, “we will get to the bottom of this,” he added.

And, he promised, “We will force Congress to have that select committee” on Benghazi, so “we can get the truth.”

Read more at WND with video

9/11 Group Pushes Support for Terror Finance Legislation

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ICNA’s Parent Organization Outlawed in Bangladesh

The Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami has been banned from elections for being unwilling to support the constitution.

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By Ryan Mauro:

A Bangladeshi court has banned Jamaat-e-Islami, the parent group of the New York-based Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an organization that puts together some of the largest Muslim-American conventions.

ICNA describes itself as “a leading grass roots organization which seeks to obtain the pleasure of Allah (SWT) through working for the establishment of Islam in all spheres of life.” Approximately 32,000 Muslims were taught that the U.S. Constitution is inferior to ShariaLaw at ICNA’s last conference.

The Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami group, essentially a branch of theMuslim Brotherhoodis now outlawed in Bangladesh from participating in elections because of its opposition to the secular constitution. The group would have to delete its Sharia agenda from its platform and declare allegiance to Bangladesh’s secular identity in order to become eligible for next year’s elections. The court, however, did not ban the group from continuing its activites.

Jamaat-e-Islami said it will appeal the ruling and organize mass protests on August 12-13. Its leader also asked the Muslim world to take unspecified action to defend his group from the Bangladeshi government’s “state terrorism.”

Leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami are on trial in Bangladesh for war crimes committed during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan. When one leader was sentenced to life in prison instead of execution in February, massive anti-Islamist protests erupted. Canadian Muslim Tarek Fatah said it was “the first time ever in the Muslim world there has been a popular uprising against the fascism of Islamist parties.”

Also on trial is Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a former Secretary-General of ICNA. Khan was formally charged in October 2012 with being the “chief executioner” in at least 18 gruesome political assassinations in 1971. He had to be charged in absentia because he is currently living in New York. Khan says he is innocent and never belonged to the Al-Badar death squad, but three eyewitnesses contradict him.

Khan is still on the executive board of ICNA’s New York chapter (as discovered by the Investigative Project on Terrorism) and is president of the North American Imams Federation. He also leads its New York regional office. The organization’s stated purpose is to “facilitate cooperation, coordination and fellowship between the leaders of mosques and Islamic Centers in the U.S. and Canada.”

Terrorism researcher Joe Kaufman discovered in 2007 that ICNA’s website is registered to a Jamaat-e-Islami website, and ICNA’s logo is identical to that of Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing.

Read more at The Clarion Project

The Other Anthony Weiner Scandal

By Ryan Mauro:

Weiner’s accepting a donation from an Al-Jazeera lobbyist raises questions no less troubling than his recent sexting scandal.

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attend a news conference in New York, where Weiner said he would stay in the race despite admitting he sent newly revealed sexually explicit online chats and photos even after he resigned from Congress. (Photo: Reuters)

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attend a news conference in New York, where Weiner said he would stay in the race despite admitting he sent newly revealed sexually explicit online chats and photos even after he resigned from Congress. (Photo: Reuters)

Anthony Weiner, until now a front-runner in the mayoral race of New York City, has admitted to more sexual indiscretions and the media is all over the story. Sex is always a homerun for headline writers, causing Weiner’s other controversy to fade into the background: A lobbyist for Al-Jazeera has donated to his campaign, and that’s fine with Weiner.

The story that Weiner received a $4,950 (the maximum legal donation) from Al-Jazeera lobbyist John Merrigan was just starting to gain traction in the media when the latest scandal broke. It’s certainly worth asking why an Al-Jazeera lobbyist is so attracted to his campaign, given Al-Jazeera’s well-earned reputation as a pro-Islamist, anti-American propaganda outlet.

Al-Jazeera is based in Qatar, the main state sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood. When Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi isn’t on the air for his weekly show, Al-Jazeera shows content likebirthday parties for terrorists. Al-Jazeera’s bias is so blatant that 22 employees resigned in protest after the network instructed them to slant their coverage of the recent events in Egypt in favor of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

Al-Jazeera is coming to America (see our interview with Al-Jazeera opponent Cliff Kincaid) and will even broadcast from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., ironically a museum whose self-declared mission is “educating the public about the value of a free press in a free society.”

Al-Jazeera knows courting politicians is one way to help overcome public opinion and, apparently, one of its lobbyists sees Weiner as an asset. That’s a lot more important than the perverted things Weiner said under the name “Carlos Danger.”

“They [Al-Jazeera] have spread hate and lies against Jews, not only here in New York, but across the world. The right thing to do is to give this money back. Anthony should do exactly that,” said City Councilman Lew Fidler, who is also running for the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor.

Weiner responded to the criticism of his Al-Jazeera-linked donation with mockery and said he never met the donor.

“I’m not a supporter of Al-Jazeera. I’m not taking money from Al-Jazeera. This makes me smile, but this is what happens, I guess, you start doing well … old politics kick in … People want to sell you up a bit to slow your momentum,” he said.

The connection between Weiner and an Al-Jazeera lobbyist should bring renewed attention to Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin.

Read more at The Clarion Project

For more on Huma Abedin go here and here. As Walid Shoebat says, ” If Huma’s loyalties do lie with the Brotherhood, becoming the first lady of the city that was hit on 9/11 would be a symbolic victory greater than the Ground Zero mosque”.

Coming soon: America’s own Islamic ‘no-go’ zones

usa_map_web-terror-campsBy Bob Unruh:

Coming soon to dozens of locations across the United States: America’s own “no-go” zones where Muslims install their own courts, government, justice and punishment, much like the zones that already exist across the European Union.

That’s according to Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network.

His organization has been so strong in its opposition to radical Muslim expansion in the U.S., he’s been targeted in a $30 million defamation lawsuit by a group called Muslims of the Americas, founded by Pakistan Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani.

The claims are that Muslims of the Americas was damaged by CAN’s publication of the book “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamist Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.”

The book accuses Muslims of the Americas of “acting as a front for the radical Islamist group Jamaat al-Fuqra.”

CAN leaders Tuesday told WND the case is at the stage of exchanging documents in preparation for further discovery.

Mawyer recently told Fox News that the leaders of the Muslim organization “feel they have to defend themselves to their own members,” because he would have expected the case to be dropped. It is based on the claims of a former New York informant who posed as a member of the Muslims group and alleged it was involved in “street crimes, drugs, brothels, unemployment fraud and other offenses.”

There is no question that terror training camps exist across the U.S. According to a documentary,  “Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.,” there are nearly three dozen Islamist terrorist training compounds operating under the name Muslims of the Americas.

The documentary states: “Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheik Mubarak Gilani, Muslims of the Americas has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for homegrown jihad.”

The project by CAN “exposes these dangerous terrorist compounds and reveals for the first time a secret training tape in which American Muslims are recruited to join one of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare … right here in America.”

Training includes instructions in “explosives, kidnapping, murder, firing weapons and guerrilla warfare,” the documentary explains.

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Trailer:

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Mawyer told WND he now has learned that the Muslim organization is attempting to model the previously secretive training camps after the European “no-go” zones.

Across the EU, there are enclaves where Muslims make up almost 100 percent of the population. They have been known to set up Shariah religious-law courts alongside secular court systems. They exert control over every facet of life, up to and including applying Islamic limits to what people do, say, wear and believe.

“What they’re trying to do is step up from the training camp, the secretive, plotting location … and become their own state within a state,” he told WND.

Law enforcement often even is afraid to enter such zones, he noted.

Then, he said, they want to “connect the dots” and link all of the “no-go” zones together.

Read more at WND

 

Muslim Brotherhood Groups: Full Court Press Against Ray Kelly

NYPDBY RYAN MAURO:

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, adored by American Islamists and their allies, has resigned and the Islamists aren’t happy about the name being floated to replace her: NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) have both endorsed Kelly for the position, with Schumer going so far as to immediately recommend Kelly to the White House Chief of Staff upon Napolitano’s resignation. Kelly is receptive to the idea, and President Obama is sending the signal that Kelly is a real contender.

Obama praised Kelly’s performance as NYPD chief and said, “Mr. Kelly might be very happy where he is, but if he’s not, I’d want to know about it, because obviously he’d be very well qualified for the job.”

What is it that makes Kelly so qualified to head Homeland Security? In the words of New York magazine:

In his nearly dozen years as Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s police commissioner, there have been zero successful terrorist attacks on New York and — at least by the NYPD’s count — sixteen thwarted attempts. Kelly has built an international intelligence network while driving the city’s crime stats to record lows: This year, New York is on pace for homicides to decline yet again, hitting their lowest levels in five decades. 

But the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other U.S.Muslim Brotherhood entities are working hard to block his potential nomination to head the DHS.

CAIR made Kelly the subject line of its latest newsletter, promoting an article that accuses Kelly of associating with “Islamophobic fringes” due to the fact that Kelly appeared in the Clarion Project’s critically-acclaimed film, The Third Jihad – Radical Islam’s Vision for America , and that the film was shown to NYPD personnel as part of their counter terrorism training.


CAIR doesn’t like how The Third Jihad highlights CAIR’s Muslim Brotherhood origins and Islamist agenda by bringing proof provided by the U.S. government, internal U.S. Muslim Brotherhood documents and videotaped interviews of CAIR’s officials.

Rad more at The Clarion Project

“Grand Deception” Wins Special NYC Film Festival Honor

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June 24, 2013

Jihad in America: The Grand Deception,” the new documentary by Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson, continues to wow film festival judges throughout the country.

After being honored as the best documentary at the 2013 Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, judges at the New York City International Film Festival singled out “The Grand Deception” for special recognition.

Judges in New York honored “The Grand Deception”as the “Best U.S.A. Documentary on a Political Subject.”

Using undercover recordings, court exhibits and interviews with front-line law enforcement officials and Muslim experts on radical Islam, the 70-minute film focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood and its penetration in the United States.

The objective was to juxtapose what Islamists say about terrorism among themselves against what they say for public consumption, Emerson said during a red carpet interview at the New York screening. “The other issue, of course, is to empower and to give a venue to genuine moderates who really reflect a moderate point of view of Islam who aren’t given the empowerment they deserve because they are basically vilified by these radical groups who don’t want their stage taken away from them.”

Because it covers a delicate and controversial subject, “there was a lot of nervous talk about nominating or even screening a film with such a strong subject matter,” New York City International Film Festival founder and CEO Roberto Rizzo said. The festival even received calls lobbying against its inclusion. Those concerns quickly dissipated, however, after officials screened the film.

“We were immediately astounded by the efforts and courage of those involved in this movie, we felt that it had to be seen and shared,” Rizzo said. “Since it had not been nominated, the talk about an honorary award began. As we give a few out every year to special films, filmmakers, or actors who surpass our expectations. These awards are important to us because they are so specially decided, it is truly an honor to have been the film festival to premiere this film and it was with great pleasure that we have awarded it with this recognition.”

Festival officials were struck by the depth of the reporting in the film and by its tone. “It was dynamic, tolerant and easy to understand. Everybody should have the right to express their opinion if they do it with respect like the writers of this film have,” Rizzo said.

The documentary is Emerson’s second. His 1994 film “Jihad in America,” won the George Polk Award for outstanding documentary and the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Tom Renner Award for investigative reporting.

For more on the film, and for excerpts, click here.

 

Pack of ‘Lone Wolves’ in thwarted Canadian terror plot just grew by one

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Last month, Canadian authorities prevented Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser from committing an Islamic terror attack that involved derailing a VIA passenger train.There is no telling how high the death toll would have been had they been successful. Thankfully, they were not.

The left-wing media would have you believe that Islam is not what motivated these two ‘lone wolves’. That westerners don’t seem all that interested in finding out – largely because failed terror attacks rarely get people to look up from their smart phones – is part of the problem.

In addition to Esseghaier’s facebook page revealing an Al-Qaeda flowchart and a photo of Bin Laden, his favorites included the likes of Abu Mus’ab Zarkawi, the guy many believe personally beheaded Nicholas Berg in Iraq.

Now it’s being reported that a third ‘lone wolf’ may have been part of the Esseghaier / Jaser pack. Ahmed Abassi was arrested in New York and apparently had plans to perpetrate a separate attack, designed to kill 100,000 people.

Read more at Shoebat Foundation

 

Acting like a weapon of mass destruction, a Tunisian Jihadist is accused by US authorities of planning to poinson thousands of Americans. As usual, the debate about lone wolf or not, and who radicalized him and so on, surges. By now, precedents and global analysis shows that every Jihadist is indoctrinated by someone. There are no exceptions. Every Jihadist is either recruited or recruits itself to some group. That is not what worries me in my analysis, it is the type of attacks the latest Jihadists are selecting. Most of the targets are mass casulaties types and frequency of attemps is higher.

Since my book ‘Future Jihad’ of 2005, I have challenged the ‘Lone Wolf’ assertion raised by many in the mainstream academia, media and among ‘consultants’ to Government. There is no full Jihadi lone wolf when he makes phone calls to other Jihadists. I published dozens of pieces and was interviewed several times over the past few years trying to explain that in the making of a Jihadist, there must be other Jihadists. The Bush bureaucracy, not policy makers, dodged this reality and the Obama Administration and bureaucracy pushed back against it. But Ft Hood, Arkansas and Boston reconfirmed it, sadly and deeply. Walid Phares 

 

AFDI Jihad Awareness Campaign- “This is Islamic Apartheid”

We’re bringing the truth about the jihad against free people and Islamic supremacism directly to the people. We force a media discussion of the grim realities of jihad and Sharia that they usually sweep under the rug -Pamela Geller

 

By Tiffany Gabbay, The Blaze:

Currently, a series of ads labeling Israel an “apartheid state” (featured below) are running in New York City subway stations. To provide a counterbalance and tell Americans “the truth about sharia law,” The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) is planning to launch its own series of New York metro and D.C. diorama ads featuring facts about Islamic apartheid. 

This Is Islamic Apartheid Ads Set to Run in NYC, DC

Below are images of the various Islamic apartheid ads that are slated to take the New York and D.C. metro areas by storm. According to AFDI, the organization is still trying to generate enough funds to keep its campaign running longer and in a greater number of locations.

AFDI’s ads have garnered controversy before for their strong themes and messages — and the content and facts featured in the newest ads are certainly going to spawn additional contention.

Some of the apartheid ads point to Islam’s treatment of homosexuals, while others focus on growing threats and murder of Jews and Christians in Islamic countries, as well as lesser-known topics such as black enslavement in Muslim countries.

This Is Islamic Apartheid Ads Set to Run in NYC, DC

This Is Islamic Apartheid Ads Set to Run in NYC, DC

This Is Islamic Apartheid Ads Set to Run in NYC, DC

This Is Islamic Apartheid Ads Set to Run in NYC, DC

This Is Islamic Apartheid Ads Set to Run in NYC, DC