Allahu Akbar and Ho Ho Ho

by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog:

“A flag bearing a crescent and star flies from a flagpole in front of the World Trade Center, next to a Christmas tree and a menorah.”

New York Times, 1997

Christmas at World Trade CenterIn 1997, Mohammed T. Mehdi, the head of the Arab-American Committee and the National Council on Islamic Affairs, lobbied to have a crescent and star put up at the World Trade Center during the holiday season. His wish was granted, despite the fact that he had been an adviser to Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman also known as the Blind Sheikh.

In the name of diversity and political correctness, an adviser to the religious leader behind the World Trade Center bombing, was allowed to plant an Islamic symbol of conquest in the very place that had been bombed.

Long before the Ground Zero Mosque was even a twinkle in the eye of aviolent ex-waiter and a slumlord Imam, the World Trade Center allowed Mohammed T. Mehdi to bully it into flying the symbol of Islam.

By 1997, Mohammed T. Mehdi had become an unambiguously ugly public figure. He had been fired by Mayor Dinkins in 1992 for anti-Semitic remarks. The year before he had proclaimed that, “Millions of Arabs believe Saddam stands tall having defied Western colonialism“.

In 1995, the US Attorney’s Office in New York had listed Mehdi as anunindicted co-conspirator in the trial of Sheikh Rahman. Mehdi had already published a book titled “Kennedy and Sirhan: Why?”, which contended that Robert Kennedy’s assassin had been acting in self-defense.

Because of Mehdi’s role in actively working on behalf of the Sheikh behind the wave of terrorism that included the original attack on the World Trade Center, turning down his request should have been a no-brainer. Instead in the winter of 1997 there was an Islamic star and crescent at the World Trade Center. And another one at the park in front of the White House.

Four years before the September 11 attacks; both targets had already been marked.

The previous year had marked the first annual Ramadan dinner at the State Department, integrating the Islamic celebration into the Clinton Administration’s schedule of events. Bill Clinton had not visited the World Trade Center after the bombing, but he did make time for Ramadan.

A month after 9/11, Bush went Clinton one better when he became the first president to host a Ramadan dinner at the White House. Many of the Muslim ambassadors at the event were representing countries that helped finance Al Qaeda. Little more than a month after September 11, the President of the United States sat down to break bread with the money men behind the attacks.

The Star and Crescent flying at the World Trade Center did not prevent it from being targeted in a second greater attack four years later. Nor did the Ramadan dinners keep the plane headed for the White House at bay. It took the self-sacrifice of its American passengers to do that. Instead every gesture of appeasement only seemed to make it worse.

 

U.S. Appeals Court Allows Citizens to Sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11

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In a  landmark decision, a federal court overturned a previous court decision that had banned  private citizens from suing Saudi Arabia directly for damages incurred during the 9/11 terrorist attack.

A previous federal court ruling had denied any lawsuits against the kingdom in a 2002 ruling that said the kingdom had sovereign immunity.

The new ruling, made by a three-judge panel from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overturned that ruling saying that lawsuits against Saudi Arabia were in the “interest of justice” due to the fact that much of the funding for the hijackers (the majority of whom were from Saudi Arabia) came from the Saudi Arabia.

The new ruling means that families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 attack on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as those who insured businesses that were destroyed in the attack, will be able to sue Saudi Arabia directly for monetary damages.

“I’m ecstatic…. For 12 years we’ve been fighting to expose the people who financed those [killers],” said William Doyle. Doyle’s son, Joseph Doyle was just 25 when he was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center while working for Cantor-Fitzgerald.

The original lawsuit, filed ten years ago by Cozen O’Conner (a firm out of Philadelphia) accused members of the Saudi government as well as the royal family of serving on charities that bankrolled Al Qaeda operations. The suit alleges that these government officials and royals knew the money from these “charities” would be used for terrorism.

“We conclude that the circumstances of this case are extraordinary,” the judges said in the new ruling. The judges further concluded that the lower court judge who made the original ruling “rested on an error of law” when he originally disallowed law suits against the kingdom.

The lawyer for the plaintiffs, Jerry S. Goldman, commented, “This is a big step forward in the process of obtaining fair justice for the victims of this tragedy.” Goldman added that the decision was “soundly grounded and restores this case to the proper procedural posture.”

 

 

FITTON: Clinton White House ignored 9/11 warnings

116_2013_b1fittonlgosama8201_s640x901By Tom Fitton:

It took 11 years, but Judicial Watch recently received a response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence.

The new document reads like a Robert Ludlum spy novel, replete with exotic locales and sinister plots. Its pages explode with intricate twists and international intrigue. The villains are palpably evil; their plans, pernicious and deadly. But the good guys seemed largely oblivious to their machinations.

The chilling details come from the Defense Intelligence Agency, which finally handed over an intelligence information report titled “Letters Detailing Osama bin Laden and Terrorists’ Plans to Hijack an Aircraft Flying Out of Frankfurt, Germany, in 2000.” The report is dated Sept. 27, 2001.

In early 2000, the documents informed America’s top intelligence analysts that al Qaeda had devised a sophisticated plan to hijack a commercial airliner departing Frankfurt International Airport between March and August 2000. The terrorist team was to consist of an Arab, a Pakistani and a Chechen, and their targets were U.S. AirlinesLufthansa and Air France. The document pieces together an intricate plot directed by a 40-year-old Saudi, Sheik Dzabir, from a prominent family with ties to the House of Saud. It revealed that al Qaeda had actually penetrated the consular section of the German Embassy in IslamabadPakistan, relying on a contact referred to as “Mrs. Wagner” to provide European Union visas for use in forged Pakistani passports for the terrorists.

These revelations came from an unidentified source that provided U.S. authorities with copies of Arabic letters containing precise information about the al Qaeda plot. It was all laid out in minute detail.

So, how did the Clinton administration respond? In the incriminating words of the intelligence information report, advanced warning of the plot “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.” Perhaps that explains why, for 13 years, the report was classified “secret” and hidden from public view until Judicial Watch forced its release in August of this year.

Read more at Washington Times

 

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

awBy Liz Thatcher and Garth Kant:

“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

Princeton Professor Embraces 9/11 Conspiracy Movement at Million Muslim March Event

IPT News
September 12, 2013

 

Thousands of bikers roar through Washington DC to protest Muslim 9/11 rally but police prevent angry clashes between the two

By RYAN GORMAN:

  • Thousands of bikers choked highways and local roads, but did not make it to the Muslim rally
  • Christian protestors shouted down MAMF at every turn
  • None of the movements turnouts matched their names, but the Muslims were significantly outnumbered

Bikers opposing a Muslim rally took over Washington DC Wednesday morning.

Thousands of motorcyclists roared into the nation’s capital for the Two Million Bikers rally – as the nation observed moments of silence to honor the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks – intent on drowning out an event originally titled the Million Muslim March.

The Million Muslim March changed its name to the Million American March Against Fear (MAMF), but that did not change the bikers’ minds.

Flags hang from bikes as motorcyclists gather to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Flags hang from bikes as motorcyclists gather to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Denied a police escort, the group took more than an hour to move through Washington DC

Denied a police escort, the group took more than an hour to move through Washington DC

Denied a police escort, the group took more than an hour to move through Washington DC

Denied a police escort, the group took more than an hour to move through Washington DC

Starting from a Harley Davidson store just outside the city at 11am, groups of 50 motorcycles made their way into the capital, according to the Washington Times.

Denied the necessary permits to have a police escort through traffic and stopping for traffic lights, the massive assembly took just over an hour to move out. Aerial footage showed bikers choking traffic on both highways and local roads.

The bikes rolled through the city for 50 minutes for heading to the Beltway.

Riders told the Washington Times they believed the denial was for political reasons.

‘We’re here for 9-11,’ national ride coordinator Belinda Bee told the paper. ‘We are going to have a peaceful ride… but there are people who are sick and tired of their rights and liberties being taken away.’

With no definitive route, the groups spun around the city, flying their flags and calling out tributes

With no definitive route, the groups spun around the city, flying their flags and calling out tributes

The event was designed to drown out another titled the Million Muslim March. Although this was later changed to Million American March Against Fear (MAMF), the bikers were undeterred

The event was designed to drown out another titled the Million Muslim March. Although this was later changed to Million American March Against Fear (MAMF), the bikers were undeterred

Their patriotic duty: Bikers ride on Constitution Avenue on the National Mall as they participate in the 2 Million Bikers to DC rally, many called it their patriotic duty

Their patriotic duty: Bikers ride on Constitution Avenue on the National Mall as they participate in the 2 Million Bikers to DC rally, many called it their patriotic duty

The thousands of participants roared through the city in their own tribute as the nation held minutes of silence

The thousands of participants roared through the city in their own tribute as the nation held minutes of silence

Authorities denied the accusations, noting that permits are not needed to rally in the capital.

‘This is a God event,’ a commenter said on the motorcycle rally’s Facebook page.

‘I believe America has been in a 12-year funeral. But I’m a Christian man and not a Muslim. I believe in the resurrection! God bless America!’ The commenter added.

Read more at Daily Mail with video

The Counter Jihad Report comment: I am proud to say that my husband took part in this ride. He has this to say:

Well the ride was a great success. I rode into DC from Springfield with a group of about 700 bikers. The main group rode in from Maryland and they numbered in the thousands. We had to split up once we got into DC because of traffic, stop lights, etc. But even that worked out fine as you had groups of 10 – 20 bikers buzzing in all different directions, through the District.  In my opinion, for our first ride which was organized in just two and half weeks by two kickass gals, Belinda Bee and Dana Gay, accomplished the objective of drawing attention and getting people to focus on 9/11 again.

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Greg Gutfeld on Fox’s “The Five” was irritated that the bikers bugged him on twitter to cover their ride. He said that they seemed to be more interested in publicity than remembering the victims of 9/11:

Yes, Greg Gutfeld, they did ride to honor the victims of 9/11. The reason they bugged you to cover it was to remind everyone else of who the real victims are. And we do not want the fact that Muslims committed this act of terror to be whitewashed by turning the memorial events into “a day of service” or penance for “Islamophobia”. The bikers were not seeking out the Muslim rally. They were just making their presence known and showing their patriotism.

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Col. Allen West: Remembering 9/11

never_forget_wtc1By Allen West:

Today we remember the 12th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11. We also remember the four Americans who were murdered in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.

In 2001, I was a major serving at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on an exchange assignment to the U.S. Marine Corps. On that fateful morning, I had just completed morning PT and hygiene, and was in my office preparing to suck down some chow. I then received a call from a fellow operations staffer at the Marine Forces Atlantic (MARFORLANT) headquarters in Virginia. I was admonished to get to a television set.

I rushed down to our current operations area just in time to see the second plane hit.

I knew on that day we would be called upon by our country to avenge this attack — the Pearl Harbor of our time.

That night, when I finally got back to my quarters, I gazed into the heavens. For the first time ever … I heard nothing. I saw no airplane lights. It was an eerie feeling.

Last year, we all watched in horror during the assault on our American consulate in Benghazi. Still more terrifying was the fact that we abandoned Americans who were under attack.

Even today, a year later, some ask regarding the incident: “What difference does it make?” Even today, some say that Benghazi is a “phony scandal.”

Those who say and believe this are just as much of a threat to the safety and security of our constitutional republic as are the attackers. In their shameful attempts to deceive, they are evenly complicit in the loss of American lives.

On this day, we should not pause to consider multiculturalism and negating offense to others. On this day, we should not entertain insidious conspiracy theories. Instead, remember the enemy who attacked us — and who will continue to attack us — just because we are a nation and a people who believe in individual liberty.

Remember those who lost their lives.

And lastly, remember those who abandoned Americans a year ago and — to this day — seek to deceive the American people.

God bless the greatest nation the world has ever known, these United States of America.

The Million Muslim March on 9/11

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Right Side News, by Alan Caruba:

There is more than a little irony that September 11th is designated Patriot Day when the Obama administration has made it clear what it really thinks of patriots.

It is astonishing and frightening how many Americans have been identified as “potential terrorists” or “extremists” by various elements of the government. Michael Snyder found 72 types of Americans fall into this category and they include “anti-gay”, “anti-immigrant”, “members of the Christian Action Network”, anyone who is a “general right-wing extremist”, and many others, any one of which probably includes you.

Many patriot organizations such as those affiliated with the Tea Party movement have been thwarted from securing tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.

In the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001, Patriot Day was signed into law on December 18, 2001 to commemorate those who lost their lives at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a third hijacked flight that crashed in Pennsylvania.

200x189xAA_-_Million_Muslim_March.jpg.pagespeed.ic.xDLjzdZ6DnSo, naturally, a group called the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) has been granted permission to hold a “Million Muslim March” in Washington, D.C. on September 11th. AMPAC claims that Muslims have been “victimized by being made the villains” and “to this day every media outlet and anti-Islamic organization has committed slanderous and libel statements against us as Muslims and our religion of Islam.”

On August 20th, the Center for Security Policy, using data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, published “Religious Bias Crimes 2000-2009, Muslim, Jewish and Christian Victims: Debunking the Myth of a Growing Trend in Muslim Victimization.” The Center analyzed the data and found that, from 2000 through 2009, “Jewish victims of hate crimes outnumbered Muslim victims by about six to one.” Subsequent FBI statistics for 2010 and 2011 showed a rate of Jewish to Muslim victims of about five to one. Overall, however, the number of hate crimes reported is low.

If 9/11 has had a negative impact on the Muslim community in America, it is hard to arrive at that conclusion based on the FBI statistics and, in February, USA Today reported that the “Number of U.S. mosques up 74% since 2000.”

“While protests against new mosques in New York, Tennessee and California made headlines”, USA Today reported, “the overall number of mosques quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010.”

The conclusion was based on a study by the Hartford Institute for Religious Research (Hartford Seminary), the Association for Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, as well as the nation’s largest Islamic civic and religious groups, including the Islamic Society of North America and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

This is hardly a picture of Islamic repression in America. Safaa Zarzour, secretary general of the Islamic Society said that, despite fears of being “marginalized, demonized and isolated”, the study revealed that Muslims have “kept their eyes on the prize, becoming part of mainstream America.” Most mosques are in cities, but 28% were in the suburbs by 2010.

In 2010, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted a survey that found the Muslim population was approximately 2.6 million. A 2011 survey found 2.75 Muslims in the U.S., of whom 1.8 were adults.

Reportedly, AMPAC has not had much success signing up Muslims to march in Washington, D.C., but the very idea of such an event on the anniversary of 9/11 is a window into Islam a triumphalist religion well known for building its mosques on the sites of former Christian churches and Jewish synagogues. This was evident in 2010 when a Muslim group announced it intended to build a mosque close to the site of the former Twin Towers called Park51. It sparked vigorous debate, but to date the project has not gone forward. Muslims continue to lay claim to Jerusalem. Wherever Islam conquered, even if eventually forced to leave, Muslims assert ownership.

As the twelfth anniversary of 9/11 occurs, Muslims throughout the Middle East continue to drive Christians from nations in which they have lived, often for centuries. The effort of the Muslim Brotherhood to regain control of Egypt was accompanied by the wholesale destruction of Coptic Christian churches and attacks on Coptic businesses, homes, and individuals.

While America has long had a tradition of religious tolerance, that is a two-way street and the evidence of Islamic intolerance is vast. A Christian minister is under a death sentence in Iran as this is written. Christians in the Middle East are being killed and their churches burned. The Islamic conflict between Sunnis and Shiites afflicts the entire Middle East, resulting in bombings in Iraq and underlying the conflict in Syria.

We know who the enemy is. Militant Islam threatens us no less than Nazism in the last century. The American Muslim Political Action Committee is the enemy within our borders, along with other comparable groups. Do not be deceived. Do not let down your guard. Remember 9/11.

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Alan Caruba blogs daily at Facts Not Fantasy.  An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center.

Benghazi anniversary hurts White House push to win Syria support

ben1aaFox News:

The Obama administration’s effort Sunday to win support for a punitive military strike on Syria is facing opposition and criticism in part because of its handling of the fatal Benghazi terror attacks, which occurred one year ago Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors last month filed the first criminal charges related to the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killed.

The sealed charges are against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattalah. Though he has given interviews with several major news outlets, Khattalah has not been taken into custody. And others seen with Khattalah in videos from the outpost’s security cameras also have not been found by authorities.

“We’ve been very clear that we will hold those people who carried out this dastardly, heinous attack against our people to account,” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told “Fox News Sunday.” “You know what the United States does? We track every lead until we …can accomplish what we say we will do.”

Other issues related to the 2012 attack in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed included whether the administration was up-front with Americans about intelligence reports. Officials said at first that the attacks appeared to be in response to an anti-Islamic video, then acknowledged they were terror related.

“When it happened, [President Obama] promised to hunt down the wrong-doers,” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Yet a few months later, the issue has disappeared. You don’t hear the president mention Benghazi. Now it’s a phony scandal. We ought to be defending U.S. national security and going after radical Islamic terrorists.”

Now administration officials are trying to convince Americans and Capitol Hill lawmakers that Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered an Aug. 21 attack on his own people and his forces used the deadly nerve gas sarin. Nearly 1,500 of Assad’s own people were killed in the attack.

World leaders are also skeptical enough about the administration’s claims about the attack to wait for the findings of a United Nations’ investigation before backing a military strike.

In July, Capitol Hill Republicans sent a letter to new FBI Director James Comey urging him to take action.

“It has been more than 10 months since the attacks,” states the letter, spearheaded by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. “We appear to be no closer to knowing who was responsible today than we were in the early weeks following the attack. This is simply unacceptable.”

9/11 Group Pushes Support for Terror Finance Legislation

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Bikers to Counter Million Muslim March on 9/11

2 million bikers to DCBy Bob Unruh:

Muslims who have begun promoting a 9/11 march in Washington that originally was to protest “anti-Islamic bigotry in the U.S.” and then turned into a “March Against Fear” may have some competition.

Loud competition. Very loud. And lots of it.

In what was a virtual impossibility before the Internet, a Facebook page has been created in which many individuals are coordinating what they have dubbed “2 Million Bikers to DC.”

At the Mr. Conservative blog, the author said: “The best way to counter bad speech is to oppose it with good speech. Sometimes ‘speech’ can be expressed simply by the number of people who are willing to show up to support a principle. That’s the view that hundreds of bikers (so far) across American have as they prepare to join a ’2 Million Biker Ride to DC’ to counter the planned Sept. 11 ‘Million Muslim March.’”

On the Facebook page, the community purpose is described as: “To honor those who were killed on 911 and our armed forces who fought those who precipitated this attack!”

More than 16,000 “likes” had been generated in just a short time.

“We have now created the final phase for states to coordinate! All riders need to look at the state list, choose your state and request to be added! Several states still need coordinators,” is included in the instructions.

Four dozen pages to coordinate delegations from individuals states already exist.

A Ronald Curaba said: “Who ever comments I would like to do this … should shut up and show up! Im a retired FDN Lt. I should be at my old firehouse where I was on that ill fated day …. but I will be in DC riding! God willing!”

1175033_570457703017080_1915577640_nAdded Bryan Short: “How appropriate. A million muslims surrounded by 2 million hogs!”

Organizers of the page added: “Folks, just wanted to say thank you for your support. This event has been a lot of work. But for our country it is worth it. As with any event such as this we are being attacked from every angle. But we will not allow those distractions to deter us from our goal nor the goal of the originator of this event Mr. Bill Williamson.”

“God Bless Ride Safe,” added Tammy Bowman.

“Ride on brothers,” said Bob Halley.

“Don’t forget ya’ll don’t need a bike to participate. Support vehicles will be needed. I suppose most of the U.S. will be there in spirit. Those of us who are lucky to still have employment still need to work their knickers off to survive these days. Perhaps red/white/blue boys can adorn people’s homes in support?” suggested Trish Zysk.

Options for those who cannot make the trek to D.C.?

“Organize a ride to your own state Capitol! Get with like-mined folks and get started planning! Someone take a lead in your state and get the event in motion.”

Also, get with your ‘Impeach Obama Overpass’ organization.

“Whatever you decide please do something to support America on 911!”

Read more at WND with video

$100 million mega-mosque coming to this state

TACC3By CHELSEA SCHILLING:

Turkey’s Islamist government is constructing a massive $100 million, 15-acre mosque in Lanham, Md., that is expected to “become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere” by October 2014.

In May, Turkey Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan placed a ceremonial stone at the construction site. Now the five-building project known as the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center is well underway in the town just outside Washington, D.C., with a population of about 10,000.

As the Clarion Project explains, mosques have been springing up all over the U.S. in recent years. As many as 80 percent of the mosques in America have been built in the last 12 years – since the 2001 terror attacks.

“A large majority of mosques in the United States are led by Wahhabi clerics,” the Project explains. “Wahhabism is an extreme brand of Islam practiced dominantly in Saudi Arabia. According to Muslim estimates, up to 80 percent of mosques in the U.S. are owned, operated and led by Wahhabis.

“These radical mosques often promote the installation of Sharia law, an extreme ideology that considers ‘non-believers’ to be infidels. According to Wahhabis, jihad or support of jihad is a Muslim duty. They believe that suicide bombers and martyrs are worthy of the highest praise and reward. And radicals are anticipating the day when an Islamic state will one day span the U.S.”

As many as four studies have independently concluded that 80 percent of U.S. mosques “were teaching jihad, Islamic supremacism, and hatred and contempt for Jews and Christians,” Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has reported.

Spencer noted, “We are increasingly seeing Muslim patrols in the proximity of mosques saying to passers-by that they can’t walk a dog, wear a skirt, drink alcohol.”

But Dr. Yasar Colak, president of the Turkish American Community Center, told the World Bulletin his organization has special plans for the new mega-mosque, which will be designed in accordance with 16th century Ottoman architecture:

“We will show our friends in the U.S. who we actually are and the main principle of our civilization,” he said. “We will present our peaceful culture. We will try to erase the bad reputation of Muslims and Islam created following September 11 attacks.”

In 2009, WND was one of the first to report plans for a new Islamic mosque just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah on Sept. 11, 2001. The New York Daily News recently reported the same developer now “controls three adjacent properties on Park Place, leaving neighbors wondering whether the mysterious owner has a mega mosque planned for the block.”

Read more at WND

Justice Rips Off the Blindfold

download (17)by Diana West:

Watching the Justice Department under President Obama transform into a dirty weapon of political manipulation to divide Americans into warring camps of class and race is enough to make a citizen feel helpless. I am referring, of course, to the federal government’s outrageous reaction to the jury verdict in the George Zimmerman case.

Innocent, the jury said, finding no evidence that Zimmerman intended to kill Trayvon Martin.

Not good enough, said the feds, now soliciting “tips” for a possible “civil rights” indictment against Zimmerman, even though an FBI investigation last year concluded there was no evidence of what the government defines as “racial bias” in Zimmerman’s background.

Having ripped off its blindfold, Justice makes no bones about wanting a guilty verdict. To be sure, they went to a lot of trouble to ensure a trial in the first place. How do we know? A Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch yielded documents that prove Attorney General Eric Holder sent a division to Florida in 2012 to aid anti-George Zimmerman protests. These included an event “starring” race-relations flamethrower Al Sharpton, who threatened civil disobedience if Zimmerman were not arrested. In other words, using your tax dollars, the Justice Department effectively funded mob rule. It worked. Zimmerman was arrested. The trial went forward. Everything was perfect until the jury ignored the fact that the Holder-Sharpton fix was in.

That’s a problem – for the Justice Department. But it’s also a problem for America. Justice is supposed to be “blind,” not blindly following Al Sharpton.

There is another problem for the Justice Department, also coming out of Florida. It concerns the same attempt to manipulate narrative for political purposes. The hot-button issue here, however, isn’t race, but terrorism, and the government’s position is not to fan flames, but to squelch them.

This is the frightening story of the Saudi support cell in Sarasota, Fla., linked to Florida-based 9/11 hijackers including Mohamed Atta. It revolved around a home inside a gated community where two Saudi couples lived: Abdulaziz al-Hijji, his wife Anoud, their small children and her parents, Esam and Deborah Ghazzawi. At least, that’s where they all lived until on or around Aug. 30, 2001.

That’s when these Saudis fled, abandoning the premises and everything in it: recently registered cars, clothes and furniture. After the 9/11 attacks, neighbors notified the FBI about their abrupt disappearance.

Never heard of this before? Neither did Congress during its inquiry into 9/11, and neither did the 9/11 Commission that followed. That’s because the FBI didn’t tell them about its investigation. The Sarasota story didn’t break until the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and only then due to the diligence of dogged reporters at the BrowardBulldog.org.

Esam Ghazzawi, it turned out, had been an adviser to a senior figure in the Saudi government, Prince Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, nephew of King Fahd. Known in pre-9/11 America as the owner of the Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, Salman would later be identified by a senior al-Qaida honcho as an al-Qaida financier. In July 2002, Salman would die prematurely and in strange circumstances – and within days of the equally premature and strange deaths of two other senior princes similarly identified as al-Qaida financiers.

This FBI failure to be forthcoming was not an isolated event. “The FBI’s failure to tell the Inquiry about the Sarasota investigation was similar to its failure to provide information linking the Sept. 11 hijackers to other Saudis in California,” former Sen. Bob Graham recently wrote in a sworn declaration attached to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the BrowardBulldog.org is bringing against the FBI and the Justice Department. Graham served as co-chairman of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11.

Might there have been – or still be – other Saudi cells in the U.S.? Has the FBI, first under George W. Bush, now under Barack Obama, kept more Saudi secrets from the American people and their representatives? In this context, it is worth considering Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombings, who, poof, disappeared from the investigation after Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal met with top Obama administration officials, including the president himself.

The Broward Bulldog is pressing “whether the FBI, in order to protect the Saudi government or for other reasons, concealed or withheld such evidence from Congress, other U.S. government officials responsible for investigating the 9/11 attacks, the American public and news media.”

A vitally important question that leads to another: Why are Justice and the FBI running amok and what can we do about it?

 

Benghazi Attack Suspect Walks

Faraj al Chalabi

Faraj al Chalabi

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Libya’s government earlier this month released a key terror suspect who U.S. officials say was involved in planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on U.S. diplomatic and intelligence facilities in Benghazi.

Faraj al Chalabi, (also spelled Shibli) an al Qaeda terrorist also linked to the 1994 terrorist murder of two German tourists, was detained by the Tripoli government in March.

However, al Chalabi was released June 12 based on claims that there was a lack of evidence to hold him custody.

A U.S. official said the U.S. government has evidence al Chalabi was linked to the Benghazi attack but did not provide that information to the Libyan government. It could not be learned why the evidence was not used to hold the suspect.

The FBI is conducting an investigation into the Benghazi attack. An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment on al Chalabi’s release.

Chalabi, who was arrested by the Libyans in March after returning from Pakistan, is believed by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials to be one of the people who organized the attack on the diplomatic compound.

Read more at Free Beacon

Shielding the Enemy

20110228_IslamStarsStripesby JANET LEVY:

One year ago, in June 2012, the “National Security Five” — five members of Congress led by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) — called attention to U.S. government infiltration by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives. Based on disturbing information from court evidence and documents, correspondence, media reports, congressional briefings, and public statements, they found that individuals with questionable loyalty to the United States held high-level security clearances and worked in key national security positions. Tragically for the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens, these five earnest members of Congress, armed with ample evidence, were roundly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats, and their request for investigations was ignored.

Unfortunately for our country, this response is not atypical, but simply another in a series of thwarted or abandoned investigations over decades whose outcomes have critical national security implications for America.

A mere 20 years ago, responding to pressure from then-President Clinton to de-emphasize Arab international terrorism, FBI head Louis Freeh shifted the agency’s focus from foreign terrorists to domestic terrorists or “rightwing extremists.” As a direct consequence, 40 boxes of evidence from the first World Trade Center attack in 1993 that would have revealed valuable information about Al Qaeda operations were never reviewed and key evidence, including the presence of Arab nationals at U.S. flight schools, was ignored.

In the same way, serious evidence of Middle Eastern involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing that claimed 168 lives, injured more than 680 people and damaged 324 buildings within a 16 block radius was ignored. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) alluded to this in his 2006 Chairman’s Report for the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the attack. Rohrabacher cited suspicions of meetings and phone calls between bombing accomplice Terry Nichols and convicted 1993 World Trade Center (WTC) mastermind Ramzi Yousef. Similarly, the attack strategy and mechanics resembled the first WTC bombing. Finally, multiple witnesses reported seeing Hussain Hashem al-Hussaini, an Iraqi connected to Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard, in the company of McVeigh prior to the bombing, leaving the truck used in the attack, and driving away prior to the blast. These significant similarities didn’t even warrant an investigation by the Clinton administration.

The Clinton administration also ignored the findings of Able Danger, an 80-person military intelligence program (1999-2001) created to gather intelligence on Al Qaeda networks. The program’s findings were presented to the Pentagon more than a year prior to 9/11. The intelligence unit identified 60 terrorists inside the United States, including a Brooklyn cell headed by Mohammed Atta and three other terrorists later involved in 9/11. This crucial information was ignored by the Clinton Department of Defense (DoD), which chose not to act on it and not to pass it on to the FBI. Two members of the Able Danger team, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer and Navy Commander Scott Philpott, attempted to arrange meetings on three occasions to transfer the open-source information about Al Qaeda to the FBI and to warn the government about upcoming attacks. But Clinton administration lawyers under the direction of Assistant Attorney General Jamie Gorelick thwarted their efforts and Able Danger was shut down before 9/11 occurred. Although Able Danger intelligence officer Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer provided intelligence from its investigation to the director of the 9/11 Commission, that information was not included in the final report and Lt. Col. Shaffer was not permitted to testify. Ultimately the DoD denied the accuracy of the information and retaliated against him. When Shaffer first published his book, Operation Dark Heart, the DoD bought and destroyed all 9,500 copies.

Remarkably, Able Danger had identified the threat to the USS Cole two weeks before the attack and the role played by the Al Farooq mosque in Brooklyn, a major funding, recruiting, and fundraising source for Al Qaeda in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Read more: Family Security Matters