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.

Center shows threat posed by Islamist Gülen movement charter schools– in Loudon County and elsewhere

GulenWASHINGTON, D.C.: On Dec. 12, the Center for Security Policy sponsored a briefing to inform, most immediately, members of the Loudoun County School Board who are actively considering whether to provide taxpayer funding to a new charter school linked to Turkish Islamist Fethullah Gulen.

Here is a video version of the explosive power point briefing presented by Center President Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. and a former public school teacher, Rachel Sargent, at the Loudoun County School System Administration Building in Ashburn, Virginia:

The briefing illuminates the pattern employed by Gulen and his cult-like Turkish supremacist Movement to induce school boards to charter and pay his followers to establish vehicles for indoctrinating impressionable American students, usually under the guise of enriched science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. At its core, this pattern involves deception with respect to the true character of the proposed school, its association with the Gulenists, and the myriad problems such Gulen academic institutions have presented to school system administrators and taxpayers from Texas to Maryland.

In the case of the so-called Loudoun Math and Information Technology Academy (LMITA), the briefing established that denials on the part of LMITA’s applicants of any relationship with Fethullah Gulen and its followers obscure the truth. On the basis of a link analysis performed by Kent Clizbe, a retired career CIA intelligence officer who has specialized in ferreting out and countering terrorist networks, at least two of the LMITA applicants have extensive ties to Gulen educational operations elsewhere across the country.

The briefing also presented the attached letter to the Loudoun School Board by Mary Addi, a former teacher in a Gulen school in Cleveland, Ohio. It draws on her own experience and that of Ms. Addi’s husband, an expatriate from Turkey who was also a teacher at that school, to make clear the Islamist character and mission of the Gulen Movement and its pedagogy.

Mr. Gaffney, whose column published in theWashington Times on December 11, 2012 addresses the danger posed by Gulenists to the students and taxpayers of Loudoun County and those of the nation as a whole, said:

The Loudoun County School Board is not the first to be subjected to the Gulen bait-and-switch. The lack of transparency fits a pattern in such applications of concealing connections to an organization promoting Turkish and Islamist agendas deeply hostile to the United States. Gulen schools prove deeply problematic to their school systems and exceedingly difficult to disestablish Armed with the knowledge that this application is, in fact, for a Gulen Movement institution, the Board has a responsibility to deny it taxpayer funding. In so doing, it can set a model for the rest of the country.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact: David Reaboi: 202-835-9077 or dreaboi@securefreedom.org

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CIA Hosts Training by Muslim Brotherhood Leader and Hamas Supporter

by  John Guandolo:

Over the last several years, the presence of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives working inside the federal government advising our senior leaders has been definitively documented (see articles here , here and here).  This penetration of our system is shocking and constitutes an immediate danger for American citizens.  The success of the MB’s influence operation from within our government is now manifesting itself with national and global implications for the security of America and its citizens.

In July of this year, the CIA hosted a 2-day training program at its headquarters in Langley, Virginia entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Workshop for the National Capitol Region.”

Present at this conference were local, state, and federal officials from nearly every law enforcement, military, and intelligence organization around the Washington Metropolitan area.  In addition to the senior CIA, FBI, and DHS officials conducting the training, members of the Muslim community moderated and led the training throughout the 2-day program.  Notable among these was Imam Mohammed Magid who participated in speaking about “Building Communities of Trust:  A Local Example of a Partnership between the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) and Law Enforcement.”

How was Imam Magid vetted to speak at CIA Headquarters?  And who vetted him?

The ADAMS Center is a Muslim Brotherhood front organization.  It was founded by some of the most senior Muslim Brothers in the United States, to include Ahmed Totanji, who still resides in Herndon, Virginia.  Its website proclaims “[ADAMS] is a membership organization registered in the State of Virginia as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation and is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).”

Imam Magid is the Executive Director of the ADAMS Center.  He is also the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization in the U.S. which was found to be a financial support entity for Hamas in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial in U.S. history (US v Holy Land Foundation, Dallas, 2008).  Having Magid advise and teach U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials can only be aptly described as insane.  According to officials at Langley who were willing to speak on the condition of anonymity, this is an outrage – but none of the leaders on the inside seem to understand the gravity of this threat.  To say the fox is in the hen house would be an understatement.

Read more at Breitbart

 

Attention All Military Personnel: Absentee Ballots Available At Heroesvote.org

A Message from The Gunny:

So you think that you’re squared away…a highly motivated, truly dedicated, lean mean fighting machine? I bet you are ready for anything.

But, are you election ready?

Have you taken the time to make sure that your voice is heard on Election Day? It takes just a few minutes to request an absentee ballot and can be done right now. There are no excuses.

And, here is the deal: you can’t complain about the numbnuts in Washington, D.C. if you don’t vote. This year’s elections will have a significant impact on your life and your family’s lives. Big decisions will be made about your pay and benefits, national security, and the future of America. Failure is not an option.

You have sacrificed much to defend our fundamental right to vote at home and all over the world. It’s your right too.

Make sure that your voice is heard in November. Time to sound off!

Why is this important?…read the following:

Military ballot requests down in key battleground states

Requests from military voters for absentee ballots have dropped significantly  since 2008, according to newly released statistics, prompting claims that the  Department of Defense is dragging its feet in enacting a law meant to boost  military voting.

The drop in the battleground states of Virginia and Ohio is among the most  pronounced. According to statistics released Monday by The Military Voter  Protection Project, the number of absentee ballot requests by both military  members and other overseas voters in the two states has dropped 70 percent since  2008.

Virginia had nearly 42,000 total requests in 2008, compared with a little  more than 12,000 this year, according to the MVP Project. Ohio had more than  32,000 in 2008, compared with 9,700 this year. The number of military  voters specifically — as opposed to military and overseas voters — was not  broken down in the latest set of statistics, but military-only numbers released  by the MVP Project in August documented a similar drop-off in  applications.

At the time, military ballot requests in Virginia were down 92 percent.  Several other states showed a precipitous drop since 2008, including Alabama,  North Carolina and Florida.

“We need to make military voting the highest priority. … and we need to do  it now,” MVP Project founder Eric Eversole told Fox News.

A spokeswoman with the Defense Department, though, stressed that total  numbers will not be available until after the election. Further, Cmdr. Leslie  Hull-Ryde noted that 2012 is much different than 2008, in that the 2008 cycle  had contested primaries for both Democrats and Republicans. This year, only the  Republicans had a contested primary — and the Defense Department has adamantly  defended its voter outreach to date.

The department claims that compared with 2004, the last time an incumbent  president was running, the number of absentee ballots downloaded from the  central military website is similar.

“We are in complete compliance with the law,” Hull-Ryde said in a statement.  “(The Federal Voting Assistance Program) strives to ensure that every absent  military and overseas citizen voter has the tools and resources to receive, cast  and return an absentee ballot and have it counted — regardless of who they vote  for.”

Absentee ballot voting is critical for members of the military, many of them  stationed overseas or away from their home state. The MVP Project estimates that  roughly two-thirds of servicemembers need to vote absentee — though as of late  August, the group reported “an incredibly small percentage” of them was  requesting the ballots. Across Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio, the group  reported that less than 2 percent of eligible voters had requested ballots as of  August.

“The absentee ballot data for 2012 paints a bleak picture for military  voters,” an earlier MVP Project report said.

The updated figures on military and overseas absentee ballot requests, based  on statistics from the states, were released by the MVP Project on Monday. In  most cases, absentee ballots have already been sent out to military voters, as  required by federal law.

The MVP Project claims the Department of Defense has fallen short, though, in  implementing the 2009 law known as the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment  Act (MOVE). The law required absentee ballots be sent out no later than 45 days  before an election — but also required “voting assistance offices” be set up on  most military installations.

The MVP Project claims that in some cases, these offices were not only set up  after a November 2010 deadline passed, but were also located in areas not  associated with the check-in process — meaning servicemembers could be less  likely to visit them.

“This data should sound an immediate warning bell for military voters,” the  group’s August study said.

Read more at Fox News

CAIR falsely attacks ALAC – Virginia Action Alert!

From ACT for America:

CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) is at it again.

This past Sunday, CAIR put out the release below, claiming that American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) legislation, recently introduced in Virginia, is “unconstitutional.”

Let’s examine their release closely.

  • First, CAIR claims ALAC is “anti-Muslim.” If so, why is it that ALAC legislation has won the endorsement of the American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC), a coalition of reformist Muslim leaders?

    In a release put out August 31, 2011, the AILC stated, referring to HB 4769, the ALAC bill introduced in Michigan: “We see no evidence that statutes like HB 4769 will adversely impact the free exercise of our personal pietistic observance of Islam…”

    The AILC knows that Muslims who reject sharia law will be protected under this legislation. For CAIR to argue ALAC is anti-Muslim is disingenuous and lacking any factual support.

  • Second, CAIR claims ALAC is “racist.” Again, consider the words of the AILC in its support of ALAC: “To equate Bill 4769 to racism is not only dishonest, but is a poor and clumsy attempt at making ordinary Muslim Americans feel alien in their own homeland, while creating a rift between Muslims and the rest of our country.”
  • Third, CAIR repeats the canard that ALAC will prevent Muslims from executing wills. Nonsense. If this were true we’re sure the AILC would not have endorsed it. What ALAC does is prevent state courts from applying foreign law if doing so infringes on the constitutional rights of a party in the case. A good example would be a Muslim woman denied equal protection under the law, as is commonly the case under sharia law.
  • Fourth, CAIR uses the scare tactic that Catholics and people of other faiths would be banned from applying religious traditions. Again, utter nonsense. The linchpin of ALAC is its protection of those whose constitutional rights would be violated if foreign law were applied. And for CAIR to say with a straight face that the Catholic canon is the “equivalent” of sharia law is ludicrous.
  • Lastly, CAIR calls ALAC “suddenly controversial.” Hardly. Nearly two years ago ACT! for America helped get ALAC passed in Tennessee with strong bipartisan support, and nearly a year ago we helped it get passed in Arizona—again with bipartisan support.

 

We all need to remember that CAIR has been affirmed by our Justice Department as the American front organization for the terrorist group Hamas and that it was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history.

We also need to remember that its communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, stated in 1993 that he would like to see the government of the U.S. be Islamic sometime in the future. And in 1998 CAIR’s co-founder proclaimed that the Qur’an should be the highest authority in America.

So while CAIR peddles falsehoods, canards and scare tactics about ALAC, we should all understand its REAL agenda—the imposition of sharia law in America.

 


Virginia anti-Sharia law unconstitutional

http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/222527.html

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says a new law that has been proposed in the State of Virginia is anti-Muslim and unconstitutional.

Titled Morris’ HB631, the new bill was introduced by Virginia General Assembly Delegate Rick L. Morris (R-House District 64) on January 11.

“Unfortunately, a state delegate in Virginia, has introduced a piece of legislation that is copied from an extreme anti-Muslim (and) racist who has made a template for such laws nationwide and they have been introduced in more than 20 states and now Virginia and Pennsylvania being the latest,” CAIR’s National Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper, has told Press TV’s U.S. Desk.

The anti-Sharia proposed law would ban courts from applying religious traditions to proceedings, such as the execution of a will among Muslims. Not only the religious Muslim code, the new bill would also prohibit the application of the Catholic equivalent, canon law, and other religious guidelines.

The suddenly controversial bill is scheduled to be heard by a Virginia legislature House subcommittee next Monday.

In U.S. courts, judges can refer to Sharia law in Muslim litigation involving cases about divorce and custody proceedings or in commercial litigation.

 

If you live in Virginia please respond to the following call to action!!!

 
*** VIRGINIA ACTION ALERT! ***

SHOW STATE DELEGATE RICK MORRIS YOUR SUPPORT
FOR HIS AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS BILL

by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations
and Kelly Cook, National Field Director

As you may know, Virginia Delegate Rick Morris recently introduced HB631, common-sense legislation that protects Virginians’ individual constitutional rights from foreign laws or legal doctrines where the application of those laws/doctrines would violate those constitutional rights. No particular foreign law is singled out. The proposal applies to them all.

It’s that simple.

It is critical to also understand that though other, similar, proposals may have been introduced in the Virginia legislature, Delegate Morris’ legislation is the “gold standard” on this particular issue and contains the necessary components for these important constitutional protections to be implemented. Currently, three other states, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arizona have passed similar legislation, each of which remain unchallenged. As with those legislative proposals, HB631 is a solid piece of legislation.

Further, we’d like to be clear that there is no problem with the Morris legislation’s focus on domestic law, as the vast majority of cases about which we are concerned ARE domestic cases.

That said, as simple and common-sense as Delegate Morris’ language is, there are still those like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) who seek to stop his protective measure dead in its tracks. They’ve already begun.

The good news: There is a large and growing base of support for “American Laws for American Courts” legislation, like HB631. A variety of interfaith groups, including the American Islamic Leadership Coalition, as well as eight leaders in the national security arena have come out in strong support of American Laws for American Courts legislation.

Further, Brigitte Gabriel and our national staff have made the passage of this bill a top priority for the 2012 legislative session. This is a vital step in the overall protection of the nation. This erosion of Constitutional authority must be stopped.

The more support Virginia’s bill, HB631 receives—both in the legislature and throughout the community—the better. Again, this particular legislation has been tested successfully in three other states and is now under consideration in 22 others throughout the country. HB631 is the “gold standard” when it comes to enacting sound policies to protect our state and constitutional rights and it’s critical that the bill move forward in the commonwealth of Virginia. You can help make that happen!

It is important that you express your support for HB631 to your member of the Virginia House of Delegates—so Virginia legislators can hear from you about this important constitutional rights issue. The voice of the grassroots is what is needed to move an important proposal like HB631 forward and into law!

Can we count on you to take a few moments today to let your voice be heard? Please contact your legislator in the Virginia House of Delegates today to express your strong support for HB631.

Please respectfully relay the following sentiments in your own words, whether via phone call or letter/e-mail:

Representative,

I urge you to support and co-sponsor HB631, introduced by Delegate Rick Morris, in order to protect the constitutional rights of Virginians from the incursion of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines. We must maintain the authority of the Virginia and U.S. Constitutions.

This bill is of the utmost importance to me!

Thank you for your leadership on this vital matter.

Sincerely,

(Your name and city)

As always, thank you for all of your efforts. You ARE making a difference!

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT