Seeing Information Warfare in the Midst of Media Coverage of Attacks

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Understanding the Threat, by John  Guandolo, July 15, 2016:

Last night, a Muslim yelling “Allah u Akbar” drove a truck into a crowd at Bastille Day celebrations (July 14th) in Nice, France killing nearly 80 people and wounding many more.

The American media responded in lock-step, especially Fox News’ Megan Kelly, who marched suit-wearing jihadis like Maajid Nawaz of the Quilliam Foundation forward to explain why the attack was not representative of “true Islam” and that the only path forward is for America and its leaders to work with “real Muslims” if we are to find “solutions” to this “problem.”

Note:  Suit-wearing jihadis never talk about utterly defeating our enemies.

The enemy is engaging us in the information battlespace and we do not even know it.

Quilliam Foundation, based in England, is yet another Islamic organization which propagates all sorts of information about the “terrorism” threat the West faces, but serves the enemy strategy by ensuring Western leaders never associate the events of Nice, Paris, Orlando, San Bernadino, Boston, Ft. Hood, et al, with Islam.

Maajid Nawaz is a self-professed “former fundamentalist Muslim” who is now helping “educate” all of us on “true Islam” and the difference between ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the rest of the Muslim community.

Quilliam is an enemy propaganda organization that keeps those who listen to it from ever identifying the threat.  If you cannot identify the threat, you cannot target the threat.  If you cannot target the threat, you cannot defeat it.

Megan Kelly asked Maajid Nawaz about France banning the “face-veil” to wit Nawaz responded with:

“It’s not gone over well among those who believe – and there’s a austere fundamentalist strand within Islam, a Salafist strand within Islam, mainly found in Saudi Arabia – who believe women are obliged within the religion to cover their faces.  I must emphasize that’s a strand within Islam, but the jihadists subscribe to that strand.”

Lets unpack this, because to the untrained ear, this might sound reasonable.

First, the word “fundamentalist” is a word used in the West to describe a group of American Christians from the late 19th and early 20th century.  Islamic propagandists sew it into the discussion because they know most non-Muslims will equate the comparison inside Christianity to the same – yet nonexistent relationship – within Islam.

Secondly, there is nowhere in Islam – not at the first grade level in U.S. or European Islamic schools, nor at the doctrinal level such as Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt – that does not teach it is the duty of Muslims to wage jihad when they have the strength and ability to do so until the entire world is under Islamic rule.

While certain nations ensure sharia (Islamic Law) is enforced more than others, that does not change what the law says nor does it change the authority of sharia in the life of a Muslim.

Maajid Nawaz knows this, and is lying about it.

The jihadists “subscribe to the strand” of Islam that teaches jihad and subjugating women because it is the only version of Islam that exists on the planet.

Mr. Nawaz, Where is the Mystical Peaceful Version of Islam Taught?

Megan Kelly asked Mr. Nawaz, “How do we fight the ideology?”

Nawaz responded with, “They will find any excuse to attack anywhere, but they do look for these excuses of course…We have to galvanize civil society to push back against this ideology so that people in the long term aren’t recruited and don’t join this phenomenon.  That requires recognizing it, naming it – ‘Islamist extremism’ – and then putting forth a strategy that can isolate it from Islam as a religion, and then start utilizing Muslim and non-Muslim communities to stand together to push back against it as we have done as we’ve done against racism in the West as we’ve done with homophobia and anti-Semitism.”

And there the other shoe drops.  According the Quilliam Foundation…

  1. America must separate what the jihadis are doing from true Islam (an impossibility)
  2. Then we must work with the “good” Muslims, like all of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda (Abdurahman Alamoudi for instance), and Hamas (CAIR) leaders for instance
  3. The non-Muslims (targets of the jihadis) must work together with the Jihadis to end Islamophobia (a operational term created by the Muslim Brotherhood’s IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) to put the West back on their heals just like “homophobia” did)

Funny how this sounds just like the rest of the jihadi network’s advice to us since 9/11, and since 9/11, the jihadi problem has become more severe, not lessened, indicating this strategy of relying on the Muslim community to solve this problem is a complete failure.

The Global Islamic Movement is fighting a war primarily in the Information Battlespace.  Information warfare is propaganda, subversion, political warfare, influence operations, recruitments, espionage, counterintelligence, and much more.

Suit-wearing jihadis are telling us stories (read: “LIES”) to get us to do everything but take a hard look at Islam and Sharia.

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Watch Dr. Qanta Ahmed, aka “Misdiagnosis”  @MissDiagnosis, whitewash Sharia:

Media Matters – Muslim Columnist Slams Newt Gingrich’s “Ignorance” In Wake Of Nice Attack (video)

Qanta Ahmed: “Gingrich Does Not Even Understand Sharia, Though He’s Not Alone In His Ignorance”

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): I want to get your reaction. Newt Gingrich said we should, quote, “frankly test every person here who is of Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.” He goes on to say “anybody who goes on a website favoring ISIS or Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, that should be a felony.”

QANTA AHMED: I saw that. I watched him say all of those words. So, it’s very discouraging when you’re a Muslim here in the United States, as am I, as are about three and a half million other people, every time this happens, all Muslims are dehumanized. How are you going to test me? How are you going to test me? If you say — Gingrich does not even understand Sharia, though he’s not alone in his ignorance. The whole narrative in the 18 months we’ve been talking does not understand what Sharia means. Which means I live a God-centered life. It is not the same as the principles even of certain nations —

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): All right. 

AHMED: Or of certain terrorists. 

Do Loretta Lynch’s Ties with ‘Muslim Advocates’ Org Explain Her Whitewash of Orlando?

Muslim org influencePJ MEDIA, BY J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS JUNE 22, 2016:

Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, have worked with an organization dedicated to interfering with law enforcement efforts to monitor activities at the most radical mosques.

Lynch and DOJ Civil Rights Division head Vanita Gupta have appeared at gala events for an organization called Muslim Advocates. The George Soros-funded charity has badgered the New York City Police Department away from monitoring the most radical mosques in the city.

The organization is also responsible for rewriting training materials for federal law enforcement to decouple the role of radical Islam from terrorist acts. An inter-agency working group comprised of multiple federal law enforcement agencies in 2014 adopted this whitewash urged by Muslim Advocates.

The DOJ’s short-lived effort to airbrush Islam out of the 911 tapes from Orlando shows you how far they will go to twist the truth about what is causing these attacks. I appeared on Fox and Friends today to discuss the organization and the latest. (Video here).

Civil Rights Division head Gupta appeared at the sold-out annual gala event for Muslim Advocates in Millbrae, California. Muslim Advocates lobbies the administration heavily to oppose any link between terrorist acts and radical Islam, and opposes monitoring of radical mosques. Gupta told the crowd:

To anyone who feels afraid, targeted, or discriminated against because of which religion you practice or where you worship, I want to say this — we see you. We hear you. And we stand with you. If you ever feel that somehow you don’t belong, or don’t fit in, here in America, let me reassure you  you belong.

Muslim Advocates also conducts recruitment and training for lawyers designed to help FBI terrorist targets and interviewees navigate the interviews. Their annual report states:

Throughout the year we grew our internal volunteer referral list for FBI interviews. Today, the list is over 130 lawyers nationwide who are ready and able to assist community members contacted by the FBI.

The purported non-partisan tax exempt 501(c)(3) charity is conducting a campaign against corporations like Coca-Cola to hector them into not sponsoring the Republican convention in Cleveland.

Muslim Advocates gave Vanita Gupta their Thurgood Marshall Award “for her commitment to criminal justice reform and to holding perpetrators of anti-Muslim hate accountable” at the California gala.

Attorney General Eric Holder also appeared at a Muslim Advocates gala event on December 10, 2010.

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Saudis Kept Two Terror Groups Off US List

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Front Page Magazine, by Matthew Vadum, June 20, 2016

The Saudi Arabian government apparently had so much clout with previous U.S. administrations that they refused to designate as terrorist organizations two terror-funding Islamofascist groups linked to Huma Abedin, now the vice-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Abedin is joined at the hip to Hillary. She is to Mrs. Clinton what Valerie Jarrett is to President Obama.

That two deadly terrorist groups avoided proper scrutiny for years is a chilling reminder of how close Mrs. Clinton’s political network is to the brutal Muslim Brotherhood, possibly the Left’s favorite Islamist operation. It also underlines the extent to which Islamist enemies of the United States have infiltrated the American political establishment. And it takes on added importance now that polls show the pathologically dishonest Alinskyite radical who wrote the communitarian manifesto It Takes A Village has a significant lead over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Sifting through archived media reports, Breitbart’s Lee Stranahan discovered it was known in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks that the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) and its parent entity the Muslim World League (MWL), both of which are directly funded by Saudi authorities, were financial backers of al-Qaeda.

“The Saudis have probably done more to penetrate Al Qaeda than any other foreign intelligence service, but Al Qaeda in turn has penetrated the Saudi regime,” Newsweek reported the month after 9/11.

Although the IIRO, whose website calls the group the International Islamic Relief Organization of Saudi Arabia (IIROSA), and MWL “have been used by bin Laden to finance his operations,” they were “left off the list of groups sanctioned by the United States last week, U.S. officials hinted … in order to avoid embarrassing the Saudi government.”

The League acknowledges on its website that it is “engaged in propagating the religion of Islam” and “elucidating its principles and tenets.” It also engages in strategic lying, known in the Islamic world as taqiyya. The League “is well known for rejecting all acts of violence and promoting dialogue with the people of other cultures,” its website claims, adding that it does “not intend to undermine, dominate or practice hegemony over anyone else.”

It claims on the site that it has “external centers,” “external offices,” and “Islamic centers” in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, United Kingdom, and other countries.

IIRO describes itself as “a charity organization emanating from the Muslim World League.”

Its annual report from 2011/2012 indicates that “thousands of mosques have been built with an average of one mosque a day” and that it has “1,222 staff” worldwide. Under its “Holy Qur’an and Da’wa Program” it has “8,044 male and female students memorizing Qur’an and learning Islamic studies in 306 centres and Qur’an circles.” IIRO has “304 Qur’an teachers and supervisors” in “these centres in 29 countries around the world” and sponsors “338 Islamic preachers” in those 29 countries.

Clinton protégé and campaign vice-chairman Huma Abedin, her parents, and her siblings all have intimate ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim World League has reportedly taken in more than $1.3 billion since 1962 from the Saudi government to promote Wahhabism. The League, warns Andrew C. McCarthy, is the Brotherhood’s “principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology.”

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”Countering Violent Extremism“ 101: A Program Collapsing Into Absurdity (pdf)

VE absurdityPatrick Poole of Unconstrained Analytics has written a new report providing a quick primer to the Obama Administration’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs.

Unconstrained Analytics, by Patrick Poole, June 20, 2016:

In February 2015, President Obama hosted a three-day summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) that featured a roll-out of three local programs in Boston, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. This continued CVE efforts by the Obama administration going back to 2011.
But nearly a year and a half from the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, the programs are now admittedly a complete failure—and publicly rejected by elements of the very communities they intend to serve.

Even at the time of the summit, the Obama administration’s CVE programs had already been deemed a failure.

These programs are also a practical failure in preventing violent extremism. In April, the Associated Press reported on one Somali youth leader in Minneapolis associated with government-funded CVE programs who later attempted to join the Islamic State.
Remarkably, as the Obama CVE programs are in complete meltdown, Republican leaders such as Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation are openly embracing Obama’s CVE agenda—and even calling for its expansion following the recent terror attack in Orlando.

Kicking off their CVE programs in December 2011, the administration issued the “White House Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism,” which articulated its goals:

To support our overarching goal of preventing violent extremists and their supporters from inspiring, radicalizing, financing, or recruiting individuals or groups in the United States to commit acts of violence, the Federal Government is focused on three core areas of activity: (1) enhancing engagement with and support to local communities that may be targeted by violent extremists; (2) building government and law enforcement expertise for preventing violent extremism; and (3) countering violent extremist propaganda while promoting our ideals.

So Obama’s own stated goals fall into three areas: 1) engagement; 2) training; and 3) counter-propaganda. In each of these areas, Obama’s CVE programs have been a complete failure. . . . (read the rest)

Officials Reveal America’s National Security is “Controlled” by the Jihadists

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Understanding the Threat, by John Guandolo, June 20, 2016:

Two former U.S. government officials made explosive revelations on national radio this past Friday including the charge the U.S. government is a “tool” for the jihadi movement here, and that the driving force behind America’s domestic counter-terrorism strategies and our foreign policy is the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

President Obama with Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas leader (Islamic Society of North America) Imam Mohamed Magid of the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia

President Obama with Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas leader (Islamic Society of North America) Imam Mohamed Magid of the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia

The exchange took place on the Sean Hannity radio program between the host, Philip Haney (former DHS law enforcement officer with Customs and Border Protection) and Richard Higgins (a former leader inside the Department of Defense who managed programs at the Combating Terrorism and Technical Support Office (CTTSO) and Irregular Warfare Section).

Both Mr. Haney and Mr. Higgins revealed there is a massive Muslim Brotherhood movement in the United States, and made clear the MB’s influence is so significant they control how the issue of terrorism is discussed and how it is handled at the national security level.

Hillary Clinton and closest aide Huma Abedin, who is an operative for the MB Movement

Hillary Clinton and closest aide Huma Abedin, who is an operative for the MB Movement

When asked about language being scrubbed from the U.S. government Mr. Higgins responded by saying, “What (leaders in the US government) are actually scrubbing is any references to the Islamic doctrine that would allow us to define who is or who is not actually one of our enemies.”

He went on to say, “When you look at the deliberate decision-making process of the United States government as it relates to radical Islam, that deliberate decision-making process is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.  And the way they control it is by prohibiting US national security personnel from ever developing an understanding to the level where Phil (Haney) had it.”

MB/Hamas Leader Imam Magid with the President’s Chief of Staff and Former Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough

MB/Hamas Leader Imam Magid with the President’s Chief of Staff and Former Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough

More precisely Mr. Higgins said, “To bring it back to the point earlier about the United States being put to work fulfilling the objectives of the Brotherhood:  the Brotherhood was killed en masse by Saddam Hussein – we removed him.  Qaddafi killed the Muslim Brotherhood – we removed him. We asked Mubarak to go. We are their instrument because they control our deliberate decision-making process.”

UTT has written about the willful surrender to our enemies by American leaders here, here, and here.

Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swearing in MB Leader Mohamed Elibiary to the DHS Advisory Committee

Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swearing in MB Leader Mohamed Elibiary to the DHS Advisory Committee

With regard to the Marxist/Socialist collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood – as UTT has detailed via the Black Lives Matter/Hamas relationship – Mr. Higgins warned, “Every time one of these attacks happens in the United States, you see the Left in unison with the Muslim Brotherhood immediately respond with direct attacks on the First and Second Amendments.  That is not by accident, and we are going to continue to see that.”

Philip Haney’s story is devastating to hear because he publicly states he was ordered by DHS supervisors to remove the names of terrorists and terrorist organizations from DHS databases which he inputted through the course of investigations he was conducting.

This is a violation of the law.  The names removed included several known Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the U.S.

His story can be found here or here, and his powerful new book See Something, Say Nothing is now available.

Mr. Haney reiterated what UTT has been teaching and publishing for years:  “The gravitational force of the Global Islamic Movement is not radicalization, the gravitational force of the Global Islamic Movement is the implementation of sharia Law.”

It’s all about sharia.

Both Mr. Higgins and Mr. Haney made it clear the jihadi threat to America must be addressed immediately or we will suffer significant consequences for our inaction and for allowing our leaders to surrender their duties to our enemies.

Philip Haney said it best when he articulated, “This is the first and foremost obligation of the U.S. government:  to protect it’s citizens from a threat, both foreign and domestic.  And I can also tell you that if we don’t address it voluntarily with courage and conviction now, we’re going to be addressing it involuntarily, and we are going to be at a much greater disadvantage than we already are right now.”

The full audio for the show can be found HERE and the discussion with Mr. Haney and Mr. Higgins begins at approximately minute 14.

Law Enforcement ‘Never Guessed’ Gay Club Would Be Targeted by Jihad

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PJ MEDIA, BY ROBERT SPENCER, JUNE 13, 2016:

While Omar Mateen was casing other gay clubs to determine where he wanted to commit jihad mass murder, law enforcement officials had no idea a jihadi might ever consider such targets.

On Sunday, the East Orlando Post reported startling words from James Copenhaver, whom it described as a “veteran investigator and former Orlando law enforcement officer.” Said Copenhaver:

I have been in this business for 30 years, and we all in law enforcement have talked about one of the theme parks getting hit by these terrorist killers. Never in all my years of training, and being involved in several investigative units, to include the FBI Task Force, would we have ever guessed a LGBT club be a target of an terrorist attack.

Why would they never have guessed?

Because the FBI and other law enforcement agencies don’t study Islam, and this is a direct result of Muslim groups demanding the removal of such material. Those who are committed to protecting us are taught to downplay and deny the motivating ideology behind jihad terror attacks.

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Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million

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A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.

As a presidential candidate, the amount of foreign cash the Clintons have amassed from the Persian Gulf states is “simply unprecedented,” says national security analyst Patrick Poole.

“These regimes are buying access. You’ve got the Saudis. You’ve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. It’s beyond comprehension,” Poole told The DCNF in an interview.

Overall, the Clinton Foundation has received upwards of $85 million in donations from five Persian Gulf states and their monarchs, according to the foundation’s website.

Activist groups have charged the five states — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — committed numerous human rights abuses.

For years, the accusations have centered on the Persian Gulf practice of importing hundreds of thousands of poor foreign laborers who work for low wages, including hundreds of thousands of female “domestic workers” who have no labor rights and often face exploitation and sexual abuse.

The ongoing Clinton financial relationship with despotic Persian Gulf states could hurt Hillary as a supporter of labor rights and tarnish her image as a vigorous supporter of women.

Yet as secretary of state, Clinton consciously and actively sought to legitimize the sheikdoms through many new Department of State programs.

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CAIR Slanders Police, Professor Ryan Mauro

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BY CounterJihad · @CounterjihadUS | April 22, 2016

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Hamas-linked mouthpiece that is a named terror organization in the UAE, is painting an upcoming law-enforcement conference in New York as anti-Muslim.  They charge that the keynote speaker, Professor Ryan Mauro, is evidence of the bent of this “shadowy” group that represents police officers who specialize in tactical operations like SWAT teams.

Far from being ‘shadowy,’ the group is composed of members of the thin blue line who handle some of the most dangerous threats facing Americans today.  It is entirely appropriate that they should consider threats facing their member officers, to include terrorist threats posed by radical Islamic groups.  This is how describe themselves:

The New York Tactical Officers Association [@nytoaisand @nytoa_chairman] a not for profit corporation established to promote training, professionalism and the exchange of information between members of law enforcement, tactical units and crisis negotiation teams within, and surrounding, New York State. The association strives to advance individual and team knowledge by providing a network to share best practices, sound tactics, training and operational experiences. The association works to foster the highest professional standards and levels of competence by providing high quality instruction to its members.

Being invited to speak before such a group is a distinction befitting Professor Mauro.  He is a noted national security analyst who frequently appears on both left- and right-wing news programs.  He has twice appeared before the International Intelligence Summit.  He had the distinction of having his biography from that conference recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound during the Navy SEAL raid that ended the life of the terrorist mastermind.

Law enforcement organizations have been one of CAIR’s major targets for its influence operations.  They have been successful, especially at the Federal level, in enforcing silence about the threat from radical Islamic groups.  For example, they got the FBI to strip references to Islam from one of its training programs. Nevertheless, its stature has diminished sufficiently that in recent years the American left-wing has fractured in supporting them.  The FBI broke off formal cooperation with CAIR after theHoly Land Foundation trial named them as an unindicted co-conspirator.  Senator Barbara Boxer, for example, rescinded an award given to a man in California after his ties to CAIR became known to her.  The Anti-Defamation League continues to support calls for investigations to establish just how functional the connection between CAIR and terrorist groups like Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood happens to be.

A bill currently before the US Senate names CAIR as part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s network, and calls for the executive branch to add the Brotherhood to the list of named terrorist organizations.  Here at CounterJihad, we support the passage of this bill and urge everyone to sign our petition.

Trump Adviser Lobbied for Jailed Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistani Intelligence Front

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By Counter Jihad, April 19, 2016:

In 2012, Patrick Poole pieced together a huge story of how Pakistan’s spy service, the ISI, had successfully run an influence operation inside the United States for decades.  The FBI obtained a conviction against one of the principles, one Ghulam Nabi Fai, whom the ISI recruited while he was head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s first American branch, the Muslim Students Association of the US and Canada.  For the next two decades, the ISI helped him funnel money to DC leaders in order to buy attention and influence in Congress.

The mainstream press did their best to hide the story.  One reason?  Fai had not only obtained access to the halls of government power, he had convinced the media to allow him to write as if he were a dispassionate journalist instead of a foreign spy.  As Poole put it:

Another possible reason for the media’s lack of attention to the Fai scandal can be seen in Fai’s own biography:

His articles appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,Plain Dealer, Baltimore Sun, and many other foreign policy journals in the United States and around the world.

It should have been a blockbuster tale.  Fai’s conspirator in Pakistan had proven links toboth Osama bin Laden and Pakistan’s nuclear scientists.  That conspirator, Zaheer Ahmad,died suddenly two days after those ties were revealed in print by the Hindustan Times.

Only now is the story getting any attention, as it was revealed that one of Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s advisers was a lobbyist for the ISI’s successful front group in DC.  That group was called the Kashmiri American Council (KAC).  According to the Hindustan Times, again, “The aide, Paul Manafort, was part of the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, which was paid $700,000 by the Kashmiri American Council (KAC) between 1990 and 1995.”

The revelation is timely, as it comes among the debate over whether or not to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.  Poole describes the facts that link thismost successful Pakistani spy with the Brotherhood:

  • He came to the U.S. to study under one of the top Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Ismail Faruqi, who founded the International Institute for Islamic Thought, which was identified by U.S. Customs as the hub of terrorism financing in the U.S.
  • Fai later served as national president of the Muslim Students Association(MSA), during which time, according to an email cited in the FBI affidavit, he began serving on behalf of his Pakistani ISI masters.
  • He then served on the Shura Council for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
  • The wife of ISNA’s longtime Secretary General and present Director of Interfaith Outreach Sayyid Syeed was one of the original incorporators of KAC. Syeed had preceded Fai as national president of the MSA.
  • According to IRS filings, KAC’s Pakistani intelligence influence operation was launched with a $20,000 loan from the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), which owns the property to hundreds of mosques around the country.

If you would like to hear more, Poole gave an interview on the topic as part of a broader discussion of the failure of US government outreach efforts to Islamic radicals.  That interview can be heard here.

The Jihadi Network in America

UTT, by John Guandolo, March 4, 2016:

Time Magazine blames “Islamophobia” for America’s ills.  Congressman John Conyers says the House bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” is Islamophobic because, according to Conyers, “Since swearing off violence in the 1950s, the Brotherhood has become a predominantly non-violent religious, political, and social service organization.”  The Speaker of the House Paul Ryan successfully pushed for tax payers to fund U.S. visas for over 300,000 Muslims.

It is time to again speak truth about the massive jihadi network in America that has penetrated all levels of our society, is responsible for killing thousands of Americans, and appears to have the full support of many in the media, political, religious, and educational realms.

The very first national Islamic organization in America – the Muslim Students Association (MSA) – was created by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood in 1963 at the University of Illinois (Urbana).

Today, there are over 700 MSA chapters on nearly every major college and university campus in America.

In November 2001, the largest Islamic charity in America (Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development) was indicted and later convicted in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history.  The evidence revealed the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) – again, the largest Islamic charity in America – was a Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organization which sent millions of dollars overseas to Hamas leaders and organizations in violation of federal law (US v HLF, Dallas, 2008).

Between 1963 and the 2001 indictment of HLF, the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (MB) built a network in America including mosques, clinics, social and media organizations, legal foundations, medical and trade associations, educational groups, and others all of which were created to fulfill the MB’s stated mission in America – “Civilization Jihad” to overthrow our government and replace it with an Islamic State, under which Sharia (Islamic Law) will be the law of the land.

All of this is a matter of fact and evidence proffered by the Department of Justice and several arms of the United States government.

All of this has also been exhaustively detailed by UTT (and others) in articles, books, videos, and interviews.  It can also be found, in part, in Muslim Brotherhood writings here, here, and here.

In the early 1980’s, the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood created the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to be the “nucleus” of the Islamic Movement on the continent.  It was formed by the many of the leaders who created the Muslim Students Association (MSA) as an outgrowth of the MSA.  ISNA became an umbrella organization for all of the MB organizations created in America to that point.

ISNA Headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana

ISNA Headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana

In the year ISNA was created, the U.S. MB created over 100 organizations to serve its mission of Civilization Jihad.  These included Islamic Societies, Islamic Centers/Mosques, and other organizations across the United States.

In 1992, after the MB’s strategic plan (An Explanatory Memorandum) and their plan to implement the strategy (Implementation Manual) were published, Islamic organizations began being created which exactly matched the Implementation Manual’s plan.  In other words, they created and continue to create the organizations they said they need to in order to achieve victory here in North America.

Since that time, between 80 and 120 Islamic non-profit organizations have been created annually.  That is over 20 years of creating organizations dedicated to the implementation of the Islamic State here.

Today in the United States there are over 2200 Islamic Centers/Mosques, most of which are a part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s network. The MB states in An Explanatory Memorandum their Islamic Centers are the “axis” of their Movement to “supply our battalions.”  They state their Mosques are the place from which they will launch the jihad.  If we use a conservative estimate that 80% of U.S. Islamic Centers/Mosques are MB controlled, that gives us over 1700 hostile mosques in America.

Hundreds of chapter offices operated by Hamas (dba CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and all of the others they are creating adds to the enemy forces on our soil.

Let us not forget about the Iranian/Hizbollah network here, which is also widespread and dangerous to our way of life.  That will be covered in a future report.

Snapshot of the Jihadi Network
1700+ Islamic Centers/Mosques
700+ Muslim Students Associations
160+ Islamic Societies

Nearly every act of jihad from 9/11 to the Fort Hood massacre to the Boston Marathon bombing to the recent machete attack in Ohio, and the hundreds of other jihadi attacks on American soil, can be linked to Muslim Brotherhood mosques and organizations.

Leaders of ISNA:  sit on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee and hold SECRET clearances; advise the national security staffs; have advised at least the last 4 Secretaries of State; certify Muslim Chaplains for the Department of Defense and the Bureau of Prisons….and on it goes.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Hamas organization, yet its leaders can be found on CNN and Fox, and walking the halls of Congress unimpeded by the fact they are terrorists.

Ibrahim Hooper, Nihad Awad, Mahdi Bray

Ibrahim Hooper, Nihad Awad, Mahdi Bray

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There has been ZERO action by the federal government against this enemy since the US v HLF trial, and even that did not target the massive jihadi network.

In a declassified FBI document from 1987, the Muslim Brotherhood was identified as a “secret Muslim organization that has unlimited funds and is extremely well organized in the United States…They have also claimed success in infiltrating the United States government…IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) leadership has indicated that in this phase their organization needs to peacefully get inside the United States government and also American universities…the ultimate goal of the Islamic revolution is the overthrow of all non-Islamic governments and that violence is a tool and a part of the Islamic revolution.”

This document is nearly 30 years old.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Movement in the United States includes thousands of Islamic organizations across all 50 states.  Their leaders are the exclusive advisors to senior U.S. leaders, pastors, Chambers of Commerce, our military and law enforcement agencies, and decision-makers at the local, state, and federal level.

Only aggressive and decisive action at the local level dedicated to uprooting this enemy from our communities and destroying it can prevent this cancer from achieving it’s objective.

FBI Edits Radical Islam Out of Anti-Terror Video Game: Who Is the Real ‘Puppet’?

FBI/Screengrab

FBI/Screengrab

Breitbart, by Clare Lopez, March, 2, 2016:

The FBI has released a new edition of its anti-terror video game, Don’t Be a Puppet, that conforms to demands from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to exclude Islamic jihad from a list of potential terror threats.

In the game, a player is asked to work through a series of numbered boxes, beginning with “What is Violent Extremism?” and finishing with “Who [sic] Do Violent Extremists Affect?” Completing the activities in each box — watching short videos, reading through short texts, taking a quick quiz — allows the player, string-by-string, to free the puppet.

Despite the fact that Islamic jihadist violence ranks at the very top of global security concerns, though, it is not mentioned anywhere in the FBI’s puppet game. Instead, the game offers a psycho-babble of possible motivations including alienation, anxiety, personal frustration, and an unsupported claim about “twist[ing] religious teachings and other beliefs to support their own goals.” Anyone who actually perseveres through the game is left with the curious sense that they have just passed a Psych 101 class rather than learned anything substantive about Islamic terror.

Execrable grammar aside, Don’t Be A Puppet, does raise some important questions about who is the real puppet here — and who is the puppeteer. The FBI originally released the online game in early February 2016 but then, under pressure from CAIR, decided to scrub all references to Islamic terrorism (aka jihad) from the website. The new and improved version now focuses on animal rights activists, white supremacists, and other “violent extremists” approved for mention by the Muslim Brotherhood.

FBI leadership – as well as top officials at the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, the National Security Council, and the White House – all know that the Ku Klux Klan was dismantled decades ago and that animal rights activists will never threaten the existence of the Republic. They also know that CAIR is not a suitable partner in anti-terror operations. The FBI (officially) cut ties with CAIR in 2009, calling the group “not an appropriate liaison partner” because of its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a subversive jihadist organization committed to “destroy the Western civilization from within.” CAIR not only was directly established in the U.S. by HAMAS, but remains closely affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the Global Islamic Movement. Although obviously done for political, not actual security reasons (as CAIR has no presence there), the United Arab Emirates designated CAIR to its list of terrorist organizations in November 2014.

That the FBI thinks it appropriate to take advice from an organization linked to Hamas, a group openly dedicated to jihad (“warfare against non-Muslims…to establish the religion”) indicates an advanced stage of infiltration by such forces inside the top levels of U.S. national security. That the FBI submits to blatant pressure in a way that strips an already ludicrous effort at counterterrorism of all relevance in a world being savaged by terrorists acting in obedience to Islamic doctrine only makes it worse.

And while we’re on the subject: what precisely is “Violent Extremism” anyway?

The FBI apparently would have us believe it has something to do with some people, somewhere, who “have very different beliefs and goals” and may be “loosely motivated” by “personal needs, fears and frustrations”… or something. All clear now?

Let us be clear: this level of incoherence is the intended result of a decades-long influence operation by the Muslim Brotherhood in America, which obviously has succeeded in turning the brains of our top counterterrorism experts to mush. Brilliant scholar of Islamic law Stephen Coughlin calls it “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad” in his recent book of that title. And it is catastrophic failure, the overt indicator of subversion at the highest levels of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). As Coughlin notes, such failure is in fact dereliction of duty by the IC. It would be prosecuted were there anyone left in the Department of Justice willing and able to name the Global Jihadist enemy, indict, or prosecute the lot of them.

Once the IC allowed itself to be lured away from what used to be called the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) in the wake of 9/11, and instead listened to the insidious voices of Islamic dawah, the course was set. A Great Purge of the official lexicon gathered acceptance, and words like Caliphate, Islamic terror, and jihad, along with any instructors knowledgeable about Islamic doctrine, law, and scripture, and their inspirational role in instigating Islamic terrorism, were literally removed from official use and the training curricula inside the U.S. government.

By studiously ignoring a force responsible for at least 28,000 attacks worldwide since September 2001 and instead turning its focus to irrelevant distractions like the FBI’s silly wooden puppet, the U.S. IC is losing ground by the day to the Islamic Republic of Iran (now on the verge of deploying nuclear weapons), Al-Qa’eda (now massively metastasized), the Islamic State (practically weekly receiving new pledges of bayat), and yes, the Muslim Brotherhood, whose tentacles reach deep inside the entire structure of U.S. national security from the White House to Local Law Enforcement (LLE), that must confront a surge of individual jihad (fard ‘ayn) attacks against its communities without knowing why or how to stop them.

It is high time for the FBI puppet to cut the strings that tie it to its Muslim Brotherhood puppeteer, stop letting jihadis pull its strings, and become a real counterjihad warrior.

Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy.

Stephen Coughlin explains The “Countering Violent Extremism” Deception

ghThe Glazov Gang, Dec. 9, 2015:

This special edition of The Glazov Gang presents The Stephen Coughlin Moment with Stephen Coughlin, the co-founder of UnconstrainedAnalytics.org and the author of the new book, Catastrophic Failure.

Stephen discussed The “Countering Violent Extremism” Deception, unveiling how the CVE narrative was fostered by the Muslim Brotherhood -– and how it negates countering terror.

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California Shooting: How Does Someone Become Radicalized?

Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the two jihadists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California. (Photo: Screenshot from video)

Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the two jihadists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California. (Photo: Screenshot from video)


We need to bear two things in mind when talking about radicalization. It doesn’t come from nowhere and ultimately it’s a choice.

Clarion Project, by Elliot Friedland, Dec. 6, 2015:

After it emerged the two terrorists who carried out the December 2 San Bernandino attack in California were supporters of the Islamic State, speculation began about how and why they became radicalized.

This type of speculation typically follows terrorist attacks, in which pundits and journalists attempt to figure out how an otherwise peaceful person comesto hold an ideology of hatred and violence which ultimately drives them to kill.

When discussing radicalization, there are two important factors which are often missed:

Radicalization Does Not Take Place in a Vacuum

The ideology of Islamist extremism is a spectrum, ranging from the Islamic State at one end, to ‘soft Islamist’ political parties like Ennahda at the other. This ideology shares common values, including the desirability of establishing an Islamic State, ruled by a Caliph, the supremacy of Islamic law (sharia) over man-made law, the importance of enforcing that law as state law, and the supremacy of Islam over other faiths. They are also anti-gender equality and have been disastrous for minority groups in every place they have come to govern.

These ideas are drawn from an interpretation of the Islamic religion and many of the ideas percolate beyond those who are politically engaged in the wider community. The extent to which problematic ideas are held by the wider Muslim community will be the subject of Clarion Project’s upcoming film By The Numbers, which analyzes polling data to paint a clearer picture of how far elements of the Islamist ideology have spread.

It is by no means the case that most Muslims hold these views. Many proudly and actively fight against them. Many others subscribe to very different understandings of Islam which preach peace, tolerance and human rights for all. Yet Saudi-sponsored mosques and preachers echo the line of their government and support extremism internationally.  The Saudi state is thought to have spent $100 billion exporting its hardline Wahhabi ideology over the past 30 years.

Even Al-Azhar in Egypt, considered to be the foremost institution of learning in the Islamic world, ruled that the Islamic State are not heretics and fall within the Islamic spectrum. Al-Azhar alumnus Sheikh Muhammed Abdullah Nasr noted al-Azhar could not have excommunicated the Islamic State since it preaches some of the same things itself.

“It can’t [condemn the Islamic State as un-Islamic]. The Islamic State is a byproduct of al-Azhar’s programs” he said. “So can al-Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al-Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world [to establish it]. Al-Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al-Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al-Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from religious minorities]. Al-Azhar teaches stoning people. So can al-Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?”

Ideas like ‘a woman must always submit to her husband’s will’ and ‘blasphemers must be put to death’ do not necessarily lead to a person carrying out terrorist attacks. But they provide a broader context for radicalization to take place. And these views are widely supported by international Islamist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood, but also by states like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran.

For every terrorist attack that takes place, there are many others who justify and tacitly support it. This ideology must be challenged and defeated.

 

Jihad is a Choice

No amount of ideological context changes the fact that ultimately jihad is a choice. Every person who comes into contact with the ideology of Islamist extremism, who listens to a lecture by an Islamist hate preacher or who reads a copy of the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine has a choice – to accept it or reject it. We can see from the large number of Muslims and the comparatively small number of terrorist attacks that most Muslims choose to reject jihad. Even other Islamist factions like the Muslim Brotherhood, have chosen to attempt to create their caliphate through peaceful means rather than violent ones.

We can and must tackle the ideology that inspires extremism and the myriad of problems of integration, alienation and funding that fuel that fire. But we cannot stop people from choosing to commit murder in the name of God.

Ultimately terrorism is the fault of the perpetrator.

Sign up to get a copy of Clarion’s upcoming film ‘By The Numbers’

Elliot Friedland is dialogue coordinator at Clarion Project.

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The above article asserts that the Muslim Brotherhood is non-violent which is patently false. This belief is the result of years influence operations. Read the bill Ted Cruz has introduced: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act. Otherwise the author makes many valid points.

Listen to what Kyle Shideler has to say about the correlation between Sharia compliance and the promotion of violent jihadist ideology. He also points out that both al Qaeda and Islamic State have urged followers to conduct individual jihad. And further, he raises the question of indoctrination.

John Guandolo: ‘Vast Majority’ of US Mosques/Islamic Centers Part of ‘Jihadi Network’

Yoon S. Byun/Boston Globe

Yoon S. Byun/Boston Globe

Breitbart, by Tony Lee, Dec. 4, 2015:

On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM EST) on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, former FBI counter-terrorism Special Agent John Guandolo argued that the “vast majority” of the 2,200 Islamic organizations, centers, and mosques in the United States are a part of a broader “Jihadi network” intent on imposing Sharia Law in America.

Guandolo told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that the San Bernardino terrorist, the UC Merced stabber, the Chattanooga shooter, and the Boston Bombers can all be traced back to such Islamic Centers where “they were supported and trained.”

Guandolo said that the San Bernardino terrorists attended the Islamic Center of Riverside, which he said was a “a Muslim Brotherhood Center.” He noted that the Boston Bombers attended the Islamic Society of Boston, which he said was a subsidiary of the Islamic Society of North America that was founded by an al-Qaeda guy who used to advise former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore and is now in prison.

He said there are over 2,200 Islamic Centers and mosques in America and the “vast majority of them are a part of this network — they’re hostile.”

He said “over 75%” of these centers, based on their property records, are a part of the “Muslim Brotherhood network” since they are “owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which is the bank for the Muslim Brotherhood here.”

He said “in 2006, I put together the first training program inside the government on the jihadi network in the United States… and was able to sneak a second one in in early 2007.”

Guandolo trained “quite a number of agents from a variety of agencies,” including the Department of Justice, before the government shut down the programs. He mentioned that the “most prominent Muslim Brotherhood Organizations like the Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council, and the Hamas organization called the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) — complained to the White House about the training inside the government at the FBI.”

Guandolo said he “came to understand very deeply the massive jihadi network we have in the United States” and discovered that “the leaders of the Islamic organizations… were actually interfacing with government leaders and advising them with how to proceed in the war on terror, as it was called.”

Guandolo realized that “we were being advised by the enemy on how to investigate and deal with the enemy” and “and that’s why I started the training.”

He mentioned that in the U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation case in 2008, a 15-year FBI investigation that was revealed demonstrated “that the most prominent Islamic organizations in America and North America are a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the jihadi network here.” Guandolo said that “internal documents entered into evidence say that the purpose of this network is to wage civilization jihad… until the entire world, and specifically the United States, is under Sharia law and the Islamic State is established here.”

He said that, for instance, the “Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)—the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization here— is a Hamas funding entity” and its leadership works with the Secretary of State and the National Security staff, the previous four Secretaries of State, and briefs the FBI and CIA. He mentioned that the previous president of ISNA Mohamed Magid works “very closely with the White House and sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee with a secret clearance.”

Guandolo emphasized that these Muslim leaders are the ones that are working with the FBI, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, National Security staffs.

“Look at our policy for domestic terrorism… and you can track it back to these organizations,” he said, adding that “they write policy” and say “look, this is offensive to Muslims and this is how you need to do it, and we have done it.”

Guandolo said that it is “insane” that these leaders serve a liaisons “between the Muslim community and the U.S. Government.”

“This is the kind of operation these guys are doing here,” he said.

Saying that he only speaks “with what I would walk into a court of law with” because there is “no issue with the amount of evidence” on the matter, Guandolo said the objective of the jihadi network is to “to establish an Islamic State under Sharia.” For instance, he said the Muslim Brotherhood’s own bylaws in English explicitly state that “they must fight the tyrants and enemies of Allah.”

He also said the one of the biggest mistakes in dealing with Islamic terrorism is that “we want to tie it to ISIS” or another group when this is “part of a much broader movement” and more “than one organization.”

“That network is not being touched,” he said. “That network in Paris that supported that attack is not being touched.”

More troubling, according to Guandolo, is that many authorities in the federal government are oblivious to the Jihadi network.

He said during one of his training sessions, someone who had been in the FBI and counterterrorism for over 14 years and was so angry that he “had never heard of the information you are putting out here.” When he asked others in audience from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies to “raise your hand if you knew this… zero hands went up.”

“That right there is the issue,” he said, adding that he has even briefed three- and four-star generals who had also been clueless. “They don’t know it.”

Guandolo said that even senior government officials have “no idea this is going on inside the United States because the people advising us are the leaders of the organizations—that per evidence in counterterrorism trials—have been identified organizations that are Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, al-Qaeda” who are “necessarily hostile to our system, our war fighting, our way of life. That’s the problem.”

Guandolo runs the understandingthethreat.com site and is the author of Raising a Jihadi Generation

Listen to the interview below: