UTT Throwback Thursday: On 9/11 In Steps the Enemy to Tell Us How to Fight the Enemy

bush-with-alamoudiUnderstanding the Threat, by John Guandolo, Sept. 8, 2016:

Thanks to Karl Rove and Grover Norquist, American President George W. Bush was able to turn to his left and right after the jihadi attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 and find any of a number of Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas and/or Al Qaeda leaders (suit-wearing jihadis) to tell him how to fight the war.


khan-and-norquistRepublican strategist Grover Norquist and Muslim Brother Suhail Khan (who was working in the White House on 9/11).  Khan is the son of Mahboob Khan, one of the most prolific Muslim Brotherhood leaders in North America in the 1960’s to 1980’s.  Suhail also served as an assistant to two consecutive Secretaries of the Treasury with a Secret Clearance and continues to pass himself off as a “conservative Republican.”

bush-with-nihad-awad-and-saffuriPresident Bush’s visit to the Islamic Center of Washington (DC) after 9/11.  On the right is Hamas Leader Nihad Awad (CAIR), and on the left is Khalid Saffuri (deputy to Al Qaeda operative Alamoudi)

bush-with-imam-muzammil-siddiqiImam Muzammil Siddiqi, a senior MB leader in the U.S. – who is currently the Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Fiqh Council of North America – at the memorial for 9/11 victims at the National Cathedral on 9/14/01

If you want to know how and why America lost the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – despite President Bush’s strong stand after 9/11 and our military’s heroic efforts and great battlefield victories – it is because every time the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, military Generals and Admirals, leaders in our national security apparatus, and others turned for advice on how to proceed in the war or in any of our counterterrorism matters domestically, they were talking to the enemy.

And we still are.

Obama Says Islam Needs Modernist Reformation

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point at a National Security Council meeting in February 2016. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point at a National Security Council meeting in February 2016. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, March 15, 2016:

For the first time, President Obama said that Islam needs a modernist reformation. This is what was missing from his speech at a Maryland mosque (see video below) on February 3, which presented a critical opportunity where Obama could have had his “tear down this wall” moment.

In a comprehensive interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama referred to his speech in Cairo at Al-Azhar University in 2009, saying:

“I was hoping that my speech could trigger a discussion, could create space for Muslims to address the real problems they are confronting—problems of governance, and the fact that some currents of Islam have not gone through a reformation that would help people adapt their religious doctrines to modernity.”

Obama also said, “There is a need for Islam as a whole to challenge that interpretation of Islam, to isolate it, and to undergo a vigorous discussion within their community about how Islam works as part of a peaceful, modern society.”

The Cairo speech was written to chip away at two boulders standing in the way of such a reformation, he explained: The scapegoating of Israel, which serves to distract Muslims from self-reflection and concerns about wholesale negative impressions of Muslims.

“I do not persuade peaceful, tolerant Muslims to engage in that debate if I’m not sensitive to their concern that they are being tagged with a broad brush,” Obama argued.

Here, a word of caution is due: Not every “reformation” is equal. As Raymond Ibrahim explains, the hardline Islamic movements that President Obama wants swept away actually are a reformation movement. In fact, Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna and “Wahhabism” founder Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab styled their movements as “reformist.”

President Obama’s qualifier of a modernist reformation is helpful in guarding against these types of reformers. But again, another word of caution: Democratic elections are not necessarily the engines of this modernist reformation, since Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood participate in them.

One interesting point in the interview is when Jeffrey Goldberg reflects on President Obama’s early closeness to the democratically-elected Islamist leader of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (who was then prime minister and is now president of Turkey).

Goldberg writes that Obama now “considers him a failure and an authoritarian.” Obama’s mistaken hope in Erdogan and his deceitful “moderate Islamism” should be a hard-earned lesson.

An equally surprising part of the interview is when Goldberg explains how President Obama has noticed Indonesia “move from a relaxed, syncretistic Islam to a more fundamentalist, unforgiving interpretation” (Goldberg’s words). Obama saw the proliferation of the hijab in Indonesia as indicative of this trend he is concerned about and for which he largely blames Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

Obama’s statements about the need for an Islamic modernist reformation are certainly welcome, but the right goal can only be achieved with the right strategy.

Similarly, the right reformation can only be achieved with the right reformers. And we have no reason to believe that the current administration has picked them, much less come up with a strategy to empower them.

Watch President Obama’s Baltimore mosque speech:

Ryan Mauro is ClarionProject.org’s national security analyst, a fellow with Clarion Project and an adjunct professor of homeland security. Mauro is frequently interviewed on top-tier television and radio. Read more, contact or arrange a speaking engagement.

Congress Wants to Stop Obama From Meeting With The Muslim Brotherhood in The White House

President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in the Oval Office of the White House on February 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. AFP / Mandel NGAN

President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in the Oval Office of the White House on February 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. AFP / Mandel NGAN

The  Blaze, by Jim Zumwalt, March 7, 2016:

If parental concerns over a child’s selection of friends go unheeded, tough love is needed to forbid the child from bringing that friend home. Interestingly, Congress is resorting to this measure with President Barack Obama, forbidding him from inviting to the White House a “friend” with evil intentions towards the U.S. from whom he simply will not disassociate.

In June 2011, refusing to support long-time U.S. ally Egyptian President Hosni Mubarack, Obama opted to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood. He reasoned, “The political landscape in Egypt has changed…It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency.”

He effectively dismissed a proven ally, seeking instead to ally with a known adversary.

While the Brotherhood’s motto on its English language website appears innocuous, a more dire intent is found on its Arabic language website. The latter is more in line with its crossed swords logo and in stark contrast to the suggestion Islam is a peaceful religion.

The motto reads, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. 
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!”

Ironically, while seeing evil in the continued flying of a Confederate flag—albeit representative of a by-gone era of conflict—Obama fails to see it in the logo of the Muslim Brotherhood—a message just as relevant today in its evil intentions towards non-Muslims as when the group was founded in 1928.

English readers of the Brotherhood’s website may be left thinking it only seeks limited implementation of strict Shariah Law within Egypt. Choosing to dismiss this with a “to each, his own” nod, we lose sight of the fact the Brotherhood is active in 80 countries and has a global focus.

Spurning such Brotherhood intentions as unrealistic in a democracy, we ignore its written war plan for imposing Shariah in America. A secret strategic plan—accidentally discovered by the FBI hidden in the home of a Brotherhood agent residing in Northern Virginia in 2004—was written by the group’s Board of Directors and approved in 1987.

The document makes clear the Brotherhood’s “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” (emphasis added).

According to this plan, the process by which America will fall under Shariah is “civilization-jihad”—a process already well underway.

In this Sunday, May 20, 2012 file photo, then Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi holds a rally in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Fredrik Persson, File)

In this Sunday, May 20, 2012 file photo, then Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi holds a rally in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Fredrik Persson, File)

Civilization jihad involves a strategic effort, coordinated and funded by the Brotherhood, to use our own laws and beliefs—the latter heavily reliant upon political correctness—to impose its objectives upon us. It involves establishing front companies to do the Brotherhood’s bidding. It involves raising the false flag of Islamophobia although, statistically, Muslims are among the least targeted by hate crimes. It involves the use of deception to hide its ulterior motive.

The success of Brotherhood front companies waving the false flag of Islamophobia is clear—many Americans incorrectly believe Muslims today are heavily targeted. But 2013 FBI statistics reveal hate crimes against Jews outnumber those against Muslims 60.3 to 13.7 percent

As intended, Brotherhood front companies—by making claims of non-existing Islamophobia—successfully limit critical free speech against Islam in the U.S.—a religion seeking, as noted in the Brotherhood’s war plan, to exclude all others globally. This most recently became apparent by the FBI’s counter-extremism website failing even to mention Islam.

Today, the Brotherhood’s Muslim Students Association spreads its anti-democracy thinking via 700+ U.S. college campus chapters.

Additionally, in 2007, federal prosecutors named several Brotherhood front companies as “unindicted co-conspirators” in a criminal conspiracy case involving funding of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

While a change in political landscape after Mubarak’s fall in February 2011 had prompted Obama to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood, a subsequent change marking the Brotherhood’s fall in July 2013 did not prompt him to end his love affair with it.

In fact, during the Brotherhood’s rule, Obama turned a blind eye to its brutal treatment of Egypt’s Coptic Christians. After it was toppled by General (now president) Abdul Fatah al-Sisi and listed by Sisi as a terrorist organization in December 2013, Obama still embraced the Brotherhood. Not even after its similar listing by Saudi Arabia and the UAE in 2014 was Obama dissuaded from inviting the Brotherhood’s leadership to the White House.

Obama’s 2011 Brotherhood embrace and repeated subsequent White House invitations to its leadership, even as recently as last year, is unconscionable for a group which has never renounced its evil intentions against us. For those dismissing it as simply 20th century bravado, one need read the September 2010 re-declaration of war against America by the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Muhammad Badi.

As author and researcher Barry Rubin wrote, Badi’s sermon “endorsed anti-American Jihad and pretty much every element in the al-Qaida ideology books.” Rubin warns the sermon is “one of those obscure Middle East events of the utmost significance that is ignored by the Western mass media, especially because they happen in Arabic, not English; by Western governments, because they don’t fit their policies; and by experts, because they don’t mesh with their preconceptions.”

While the Brotherhood supposedly had renounced violence in the 1970s, Badi’s sermon suggests not.

Last month, a House committee passed a bill to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Noting a slew of nations have made such a declaration (some have also named various Brotherhood front companies), this legislation requires Secretary of State John Kerry to similarly act based on the Brotherhood’s violent teachings. Should the bill eventually become law, Obama will no longer be able to invite the Brotherhood to our White House home.

Count on Kerry to fight it. Such a bill puts the spotlight on Islam as the source of global terrorism Obama chooses misleadingly to label as “violent extremism.”

Lieutenant Colonel James Zumwalt is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Desert Storm. An internationally acclaimed best-selling author, speaker and business executive, he also currently heads a security consulting firm named after his father—Admiral Zumwalt & Consultants, Inc.
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‘We’re All Muslims Deep Down,’ Says … Boston Police Commissioner

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans

PJ Media, by Robert Spencer, March 1, 2016:

Politicians insisting that the latest Islamic jihad attack has nothing to do with Islam have become a familiar feature of the mainstream media landscape, but last Saturday, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans went them all one better.

Speaking at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Evans declared:

We’re all Muslims deep down. We all yearn for peace.

Evans thus went farther than Barack Obama, John Kerry, David Cameron, and all the other Western politicians who insist that Islam is a religion of peace. For Evans, Islam is not just a religion of peace, but the religion of peace: to be a Jew, a Christian, a Hindu, a Buddhist, or an atheist would not make one yearn for peace.

This is taking pandering to dizzying new heights, and that wasn’t all: this wasn’t the police commissioner’s first visit to the Islamic Society of Boston. He went there last December — right after two Muslims murdered fourteen people at a Christmas party in San Bernardino. He made that visit in order to make sure that the local Muslims weren’t jittery after that attack:

I don’t think we can tolerate bigotry toward the Muslim population. They’re an important part of our city. I just want to reassure them that we’re here for them.

Muslims acting avowedly in the name of Islam and jihad committed mass murder of non-Muslims, and in the wake of that attack, the Boston police commissioner took it upon himself to reassure … Muslims. However he went about doing this reassuring, it is certain that he never asked members of the Islamic Society of Boston why so many Muslims don’t yearn for peace at all, but seem instead to relish war.

Nor is he likely to have asked Islamic Society of Boston members what they were doing about that, and why they had no program designed to teach young Muslims why they should reject the understanding of Islam held by the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and other jihad groups.

And there is clear need for such a program at the Islamic Society of Boston. Worshippers there have included:

— The Boston Marathon jihad murderers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev– Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence for trying to kill American soldiers

— Tarek Mehanna, who is serving seventeen years for aiding al-Qaeda

— Ahmad Abousamra, who before he was killed in an American airstrike was thought to be a principal architect of the Islamic State’s social media presence

— The Islamic Society of Boston’s founder, Abdurrahman Alamoudi, was once a major player in Washington and the nation’s most prominent moderate Muslim. Now he is serving a twenty-three year sentence for charges including fundraising for al-Qaeda.

ISB leaders insist, of course, that the Islam they teach there is as peaceful and benign as William Evans imagines it to be, and that the Tsarnaevs and Siddiqui and Mehanna and Abousamra misunderstood these soft and cuddly teachings and fell victim to “extremists” who “radicalized” them on the Internet.

Were Evans to have the wit, unwillingness to be fooled, and investigative persistence that should be required to get the job of Boston police commissioner, he might ask his friends at the ISB to explain why the true, peaceful Islam they supposedly teach there couldn’t withstand a challenge from the twisted, hijacked violent Islam that allegedly snares Muslims left and right as soon as they open their browser.

Instead, he told them that we are all Muslims deep down. To that, his Muslim audience must have happily agreed, since a hadith depicts Muhammad saying:

Every child is born on Islam, but his parents make him a Jew and a Christian, just as a beast is born whole (Sunan Abu Dawud 4714).

This belief that all people are born Muslim leads to the common practice of referring to converts to Islam as “reverts”: they are not adopting a new religion, but simply returning to their true and original religion.

Evans’ ISB audience must have wondered why the commissioner, if he really believes that yearning for peace makes one a Muslim deep down, doesn’t follow through, convert to Islam, and join the ISB himself. But whether he does or not, they can rest assured that he will not be watching out all that closely for any new Tsarnaevs or Mehannas or Abousamras who may be active there.

He knows that the only thing going on in the Islamic Society of Boston is a lot of yearning for peace. What could be more wonderful?

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Police in Rotherham Turned Blind Eye to Islamic Child Rape Ring

rotherham-sign-640x481Police protected the rapists, but they in return were protected from on high

Counter Jihad, Feb. 25, 2016:

The Times of London reports on new evidence of police complicity in a child rape ring being run by Pakistani Muslims in Rotherham, England.  The ring groomed and then raped children for a decade and a half before it was broken up.  The authorities were repeatedly informed, as early as 2002, but agents did not want to risk their careers in an environment of intense pressure not to seem racist or critical of Islam.  There was a Home Office investigation into charges that Tony Blair’s government had known of the ring as early as 2001, but did nothing because it conflicted with “his government’s efforts to pacify Muslim communities.”  Some 1,400 children were raped over the ensuing 16 years.

Now the Times tells us that the police hadn’t just been warned, they knew and were sometimes complicit.

“Corrupt police and an influential politician fuelled a culture of impunity that allowed three brothers to ‘own’ the town of Rotherham and abuse children until their crimes were exposed by The Times. One officer had sex with under-age girls, passed drugs to the sex-grooming gang and tipped them off when colleagues were searching for missing children, a court was told. Another helped to broker a deal in which one brother returned an abused girl to police after receiving an assurance that he ‘wouldn’t get done’. The jury was told that Jahangir Akhtar, the former deputy leader of Rotherham council, also took part in the handover at a petrol station. Mr Akhtar, the former deputy chairman of South Yorkshire police and crime panel, was a relative of Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain, who behaved for years ‘like a pack of animals’ to pursue dozens of young girls before demanding sex, often with threats of violence.”

This sounds like a story of intense local corruption, and it is.  It sounds like a story of the failure of the police to uphold their most basic oath, and it is that too.  But it is also a story of the ways in which these criminals could rely upon protection from the highest levels of the British government.

The former Prime Minister of England, Tony Blair, is being investigated for having known about the ring as early as 2001.  Blair’s administration suppressed investigations into the ring because it would conflict with his Muslim outreach efforts — outreach efforts being advised by Muslim Brotherhood affiliate groups.  Even today, Tony Blair’s religious charity is accused of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.  The culture of not questioning Islam or Muslims from on high made possible these corrupt police, who in turn made possible a child rape ring in the heart of England.

Follow the links.  They are links to the most famous newspapers in Britain:  the Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Mail.  Believe your eyes.

Terror-Linked, Anti-Semitic Group Invited to White House

Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, the radical head of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization fronted in the U.S. by Muslims of the Americas.

Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, the radical head of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization fronted in the U.S. by Muslims of the Americas.

Ironically, the event was called ‘Celebrating and Protecting America’s Tradition of Religious Pluralism,’ hardly a place for a radical Isalmic group.

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, Feb. 23, 2016:

One of the last places you’d expect to find a radical Islamic group with an extensive history of terrorism is at the White House—but that’s exactly what happened on December 17. The Muslims of the Americas, a front for the radical Jamaat ul-Fuqra group, accepted the invitation to join its event titled, “Celebrating and Protecting America’s Tradition of Religious Pluralism.”

The event was organized by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The Office says it “forms partnerships between government and non-profit organizations,” including connecting the Department of Homeland Security with community groups that can assist with disaster responses.

The selected attendees were praised by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division leader, Vanita Gupta, as “distinguished public servants and engaged advocates for today’s critical conversation about our nation’s tradition of religious pluralism.”

The Clinton Administration’s State Department listed Fuqra as a terrorist group in its 1998 Patterns of Global Terrorism Report, but the U.S. government stopped including it in 2000 because of its inactivity. The State Department had described Fuqra as “an Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence” and is led by a radical cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in Pakistan.

Muslims of the Americas (MOA) is today openly led by Gilani.

A 2007 FBI report  obtained by the Clarion Project states “the documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government.”

It says “members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military/terrorist training from Gilani.” It warns that MOA “posses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”

In fact, MOA has a history of terrorist and criminal activity.

MOA proudly announced its attendance at the White House event and was represented by its General Counsel, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud. She previously posted an article on her Facebook page by Gilani that touts 9/11 conspiracy theories and claims that ISIS is a front for British intelligence. The article also claims that the U.S. was brought into World War II by a Jewish conspiracy.

“There was no need for America to go to war against Hitler. Hitler was not the enemy of America or the American people. There was a mutual animosity between Hitler and the Jews. So, the American people paid a very heavy price for fighting someone else’s war,” Gilani wrote.

The Clarion Project was the first to report on the inflammatory article. It was deleted after we wrote about how the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has become involved with Fuqra, including Amatul-Wadud’s appointment to the board of CAIR’s Massachusetts chapter.

“I have never seen, in the whole of my life or even in the past thousand years, a Jew who will tell the truth,” Gilani says.

In his book, Qur’anic Psychiatry, Gilani teaches, “Jews are an example of human Satans. This is why Jews are the founders of Satan worship and Masonic lodges, and are now trying to take over the entire globe in which the global religion is to be Satanism.”

That’s not the best fit for an event at the White House themed, “Celebrating and Protecting America’s Tradition of Religious Pluralism.”

The Clarion Project has contacted the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and will let readers know if there’s a response.

Assessing Obama’s Mosque Speech on Islam

1350By Daniel Pipes
Special to IPT News
February 8, 2016

Wishing to address growing anti-Islamic sentiments among the American public, Barack Obama ventured on Feb. 3 to the Islamic Society of Baltimore (sadly, a mosque with unsavory Islamist associations) to talk about Islam and Muslims. The 5,000-word speech contains much of interest. Here’s an in-depth assessment of its key points:

OBAMA: a lot of Americans have never visited a mosque. To the folks watching this today who haven’t — think of your own church, or synagogue, or temple, and a mosque like this will be very familiar. This is where families come to worship and express their love for God and each other. There’s a school where teachers open young minds. Kids play baseball and football and basketball — boys and girls — I hear they’re pretty good. Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts meet, recite the Pledge of Allegiance here.

PIPES: All true, but what about the dark side, the unique and repeated role of mosques in parlaying totalitarian ideas and fomenting violence? That goes unsaid in the president’s rose-colored presentation.

as Muslim Americans, you [worry that] your entire community so often is targeted or blamed for the violent acts of the very few.

Obama makes Muslims sound like innocent bystanders when there’s a perfectly reasonable fear of them due to (1) so much violence emanating from this 1 percent of the U.S. population and (2) non-violent Muslims showing sympathy for the violent ones.

The Muslim American community remains relatively small—several million people in this country.

This is a coy way for Obama to walk back his exaggerated 7 million figure of 2009 without explicitly saying so.

recently, we’ve heard inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans that has no place in our country.

A veiled critique of Donald Trump that Trump deserves.

No surprise, then, that threats and harassment of Muslim Americans have surged.

That’s ridiculous. In so far as there has been a surge of threats and harassment – and this is open to doubt given the disreputable nature of the reporting – this is due to Muslim violence. Reasonably, non-Muslims worry that a co-worker will behead them or attack them at a party, that they’ll be bombed attending a sporting event, or rammed into by planes when working at their offices. To blame non-Muslims for this commonsensical, life-preserving fear is to confuse symptom with cause.

For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace.

Some converts, to be sure, have been attracted to the peaceable side of Islam but many others have seen it as a militant force and converting as joining a winning team. Look at the Western converts who have gone to ISIS as one subset of these. Again, Obama just focuses on the cheery dimension and ignores the unpleasant one.

the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam — peace.

How can a person in a position of responsibility say something so patently wrong? Islam means submission, and does not derive from peace. As I explained in 2005, “There is no connection in meaning between salām and islām, peace and submission. These are two distinct words with unrelated meetings.” Shame on Obama.

For Christians like myself …

Standing in a mosque, Obama presumably feels a need to remind his audience that he’s not a Muslim. He would be more convincing if he could get his autobiography straight. For example, he sometimes declares he has “always been a Christian” and at other times that he “didn’t become a Christian” until after college. It would also help if he could date this important milestone rather than offer, in the view of Jason Kissner, an associate professor of criminology at California State University, Fresno, there are “two completely contradictory accounts” regarding its time frame.

Muslim Americans keep us safe. They’re our police and our firefighters. They’re in homeland security, in our intelligence community. They serve honorably in our armed forces.

Again true, but again not mentioning the other side – the persistent penetration of American security and military services by Islamist enemies.

it is undeniable that a small fraction of Muslims propagate a perverted interpretation of Islam.

Here we go again, Imam Obama declaiming on what the proper and the perverted interpretation of Islam are. He’s done this before, as have many other non-Muslim leaders, including prior U.S. presidents. It’s silly and embarrassing.

right now, there is a organized extremist element that draws selectively from Islamic texts, twists them in an attempt to justify their killing and their terror.

It would be more accurate to replace this with “right now, there is a organized extremist element that draws on medieval Islamic texts and interprets them in medieval ways to justify their killing and their terror.”

Part of what’s happened in the Middle East and North Africa and other places where we see sectarian violence is religion being a tool for another agenda — for power, for control.

This is typical left-wing materialism, which sees religion as a vehicle for something else, usually connected with economic benefit. No, the Islamists are true believers who engage in violence to pursue their vision, not for power as an end in itself, as Obama insists.

Thomas Jefferson’s opponents tried to stir things up by suggesting he was a Muslim – so I was not the first. No, it’s true, it’s true. Look it up. I’m in good company.

I did look it up – in Jefferson’s Religion, a 2007 book by Stephen J. Vicchio, and found no evidence that Jefferson was called a Muslim. His opponents called him names such as “French infidel,” “confirmed infidel,” “howling atheist,” and “fanatic,” but never “Mahometan.”

just as faith leaders, including Muslims, must speak out when Christians are persecuted around the world – or when anti-Semitism is on the rise – because the fact is, is that there are Christians who are targeted now in the Middle East, despite having been there for centuries, and there are Jews who’ve lived in places like France for centuries who now feel obliged to leave because they feel themselves under assault — sometimes by Muslims.

It’s not a complete or coherent sentence but it does correctly demand that Muslims speak out against religious persecution and it does note that Jews in Europe are “sometimes” (really, nearly always) attacked by Muslims. It’s a relief to see the dark side peek through for an instant.

the suggestion is somehow that if I would simply say, these are all “Islamic terrorists,” then we would actually have solved the problem by now, apparently. (Laughter.)

This is a cheap laugh line. No one thinks the problem of Islamist violence would be solved by Obama using the right wording; many, including me, however, say that he can’t properly address the problem unless he accurately identifies it.

Groups like ISIL are desperate for legitimacy. They try to portray themselves as religious leaders and holy warriors who speak for Islam. I refuse to give them legitimacy.

In fact, ISIL (or ISIS, Islamic State, Daesh) could not care less what Obama or other non-Muslims think of it. It cares only about the views of Sunni Muslims. So, Obama can deny it legitimacy all he wants; ISIS won’t notice or care.

the notion that America is at war with Islam ignores the fact that the world’s religions are a part of who we are. We can’t be at war with any other religion because the world’s religions are a part of the very fabric of the United States, our national character.

By this infantile logic, Hitler could not have been at war with Judaism because Jews were part of the very fabric of Germany.

the best way for us to fight terrorism is to deny these organizations legitimacy and to show that here in the United States of America, we do not suppress Islam; we celebrate and lift up the success of Muslim Americans.

No, the best way to fight Muslim violence is by (1) getting out of the way of law enforcement and others on the front line and (2) helping anti-Islamist Muslims find their voice.

we can’t suggest that Islam itself is at the root of the problem. That betrays our values. It alienates Muslim Americans. It’s hurtful to those kids who are trying to go to school and are members of the Boy Scouts, and are thinking about joining our military.

This nicely summarizes the Establishment mentality that one must not publicly connect Islam to violence; just whisper this behind closed doors.

Muslims around the world have a responsibility to reject extremist ideologies that are trying to penetrate within Muslim communities. Here at this mosque, and across our country and around the world, Muslim leaders are roundly and repeatedly and consistently condemning terrorism.

The equation of “reject[ing] extremist ideologies” and “condemning terrorism” reveals Obama’s facile understanding of the Islamist challenge, reducing it merely to wanton political violence. Stop that violence and the problem is solved. Hardly; for lawful Islamism poses a deeper threat than some bomb-totting fanatics.

this is not a clash of civilizations between the West and Islam. This is a struggle between the peace-loving, overwhelming majority of Muslims around the world and a radical, tiny minority. And ultimately, I’m confident that the overwhelming majority will win that battle. Muslims will decide the future of your faith. And I’m confident in the direction that it will go.

I would phrase it quite differently but I endorse these sentiments.

If you’re ever wondering whether you fit in here, let me say it as clearly as I can, as President of the United States: You fit in here – right here. You’re right where you belong. You’re part of America, too. You’re not Muslim or American. You’re Muslim and American.

I endorse this as well.

We are blessed to live in a nation where even if we sometimes stumble, even if we sometimes fall short, we never stop striving for our ideals. We keep moving closer to that more perfect union. We’re a country where, if you work hard and if you play by the rules, you can ultimately make it, no matter who you are or how you pray. It may not always start off even in the race, but here, more than any place else, there’s the opportunity to run that race. …

After more than 200 years, our blended heritage, the patchwork quilt which is America, that is not a weakness, that is one of our greatest strengths. It’s what makes us a beacon to the world.

These are unusually patriotic and warm words for the United States from a leftist who rarely has much good to say about his own country. Good to hear them.

In all, this speech gets much more wrong than it gets right, from factual mistakes to evasions to distortions. It does get a few points right, especially toward the end, but as a whole, it’s a typically shoddy Obama production.

Mr. Pipes (DanielPipes.org, @DanielPipes) is president of the Middle East Forum. © 2016 by Daniel Pipes. All rights reserved.


Frank Gaffney discusses the President’s rhetoric while visiting a Jihadist mosque in America on Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler:

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Secure Freedom Radio: Patrick Poole on Obama’s outreach to the wrong Muslims

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Secure Freedom Radio, by Frank Gaffney, Feb. 4, 2016:

With Patrick Poole

PATRICK POOLE, National Security and Terrorism Correspondent for PJ Media:

Why is America Reaching Out to the Wrong Muslims?

Frank Gaffney spoke to Patrick Poole on the radio today. Poole is the National Security and Terrorism Correspondent for PJ Media.

Gaffney began by asking Poole about Obama’s recent visit to a mosque in Baltimore. Poole responded:

“This is kind of emblematic of the failure of the Obama administration’s handling of violent extremism or CVE (countering violent extremist) policies which go back to the latter half of the Bush administration where we see this engagement with known bad actors in the Muslim community, promoting them as moderates that are supposedly going to help us de-radicalize yet in fact we’re seeing from an empirical point of view, we’re seeing more terrorists now than we’ve ever seen before.”

Poole then noted the irony of Obama having to travel all the way to Baltimore for a mosque visit because local mosques in the DC area had too many red flags associated with them. Gaffney noted that even the mosque in Baltimore has an imam who has been controversial. Poole reminded us that the Islamic Society which runs the mosque in Baltimore is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Gaffney suggests that America has essentially been suborned by enemy operatives from the Muslim Brotherhood . Poole agrees and suggests that this group has somehow become acceptable as a group with which our government believes it can work.

That seems unreal when you learn the truth about the Muslim Brotherhood. Poole explained:

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s endgame is identical to that of Al-Qaeda,  the Islamic State and a number of these other terrorist groups… to re-establish the caliphate and impose Sharia Law.”

As Gaffney correctly pointed out, it seems like Obama is reaching out to “the wrong Muslims.”

Many Americans probably don’t know that there was even a petition launched for the White House on Change.org to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization that was signed by over 200,000 Americans which the administration brushed aside claiming there was no evidence that the Brotherhood was committed to violence.

What we have is a situation not unlike what Europe is facing.  Through increased Muslim immigration, jihadists are being embedded in our society. Some are waging cultural jihad and when that fails, militant jihad.

At the same time, we’ve got progressive leaders like New York City mayor Bill de Blasio shutting down surveillance of mosques in the name of political correctness which Poole suggests could cost American lives. Of the people who are against surveillance, Poole says:

“They’re creating the conditions which Muslims are going to be subject to more inspection because we hear these advocates saying, who basically use the Muslim community as a human shield for the extremists, and when something happens, much as it did after 9/11 when most of the surveillance took place in New York… when the next event happens it will be the whole Muslim community rather than these hot spots of jihad. It’s not rocket science.”

Gaffney makes the excellent point that if we keep reaching out to the wrong Muslim groups, it leaves very little space for the type of Muslims we want living in America who reject Sharia Law and don’t want to live under it themselves.

Gaffney and Poole concluded their discussion by noting the irony of Egypt’s rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood as our administration seems to embrace them. Poole, who has visited Egypt numerous times said that he’s often asked by the people there why we are working with the Muslim Brotherhood after millions of Egyptians protested them.

Why indeed?


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  • President Obama’s visit to the Baltimore mosque is emblematic of the Administration’s CVE (countering violent extremism policies)
  • Islamic societies in this country and what we know about their relationships to the Muslim Brotherhood
  • America has been suborned by enemy operatives

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  • How does the Muslim Brotherhood differ from terror organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State?
  • Systematic outreach of the Obama administration to the wrong Muslims
  • Obama administration’s response to public petition to make the Muslim Brotherhood a designated terror organization

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  • DHS and State Department shutting down investigation that could have uncovered critical evidence in preventing the San Bernardino attacks
  • CVE encouraging domestic terrorism
  • Civilization jihad becoming militant in the US similar to what’s happening in Europe

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  • Censorship of NYPD’s radicalization report
  • Is mosque surveillance necessary?
  • How Muslim communities are used as shields for radicals
  • President el-Sisi’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

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  • Conflagration between the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood
  • President el-Sisi’s speech at Al-Azhar University
  • The Obama administration’s embrace of radicals domestically and around the world

President Obama Chose Terror-Tied Mosque for First U.S. Visit, Snubs Reformers

omCSP, by Kevin Samolsky, Feb. 3, 2015:

February 3, 2016, President Obama visited an American Mosque for the first time. However, the visit has been marked with criticism since the mosque is known to have ties to terrorist organizations.

The Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) has been around for several decades, but those who come through and preach inside its doors have been known to support terrorist organizations.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism lists one particular individual of interest as Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh, a Sudan native who actively participated in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Sudanese branch. El-Sheikh served as imam for the ISB twice, 1983-1989 and 1994-2003. During his time with ISB el-Sheikh also served as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency, which has been cited by the Treasury Department as having ties to Al Qaeda (AQ).

Not only was El-Sheikh employed with IARA, but also during his time at ISB, the mosque actively issued an action alert calling on its members to support Chechen jihadists financially, through IARA. The alert also encouraged financial support to other known terror finance entities: Qoqoz.net (a website tied to the Al Qaeda-linked Caucasus Emirate), Benevolence International Foundation (designated as a terror finance entity by the Treasury Department) and Islamic Relief Worldwide, an Islamic charity suspected of terror finance ties and designated by Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

The action alert also called for support for the American Muslim Council, an organization founded by convicted Al Qaeda financier Abdurrahman Alamoudi.

While serving as imam, El-Sheikh helped found the Northern Virginia-based Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. This mosque was once led by Anwar al Awlaki, an American al Qaeda affiliate who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011, and was attended by Nidal Hassan, the Ft. Hood shooter. However, these are not the only notable individuals linked to terrorism who have passed through or served at the mosque:

  • Mohammed Al-Hanooti, named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, served as imam in 1999. Al-Hanooti was also active in the Muslim Brotherhood’s efforts in Palestine. Al-Hanooti served as President of the Islamic Association Palestine where he raised around $6 million for Hamas-linked entitles.
  • Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, convicted in 2005 of providing material support to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, and conspiracy to assassinate President Bush, served as an Islamic studies teacher and camp counselor for the mosque.
  • A member of Dar Al-Hijrah’s Executive Committee, Abelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar, was convicted in November 2007 of contempt and obstruction of justice for refusal to testify before a grand jury with regard to Hamas.

In 2004, El-Sheikh spoke about the Islamic justification for suicide bombing, telling theWashington Post, “if certain Muslims are to be cornered where they cannot defend themselves, except through these kinds of means, and their local religious leaders issued fatwas to permit that, then it becomes acceptable as an exceptional rule, but should not be taken as a principle.”

This was not the only controversial statement made by an ISB member. Yaseen Shaikh, a resident scholar of ISB, was videoed giving a sermon condemning homosexuality. It would seem odd that President Obama would honor this group despite his stance on gay rights.

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch lists as the most damning tie to ISB as Maqbool Patel, the long-time ISB President. Maqbool has been an activist for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a group associated with the American Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Southeast Asia’s Jamaat-e-Islami. Just this past December Patel spoke at an ICNA convention in Baltimore.

The President has claimed he seeks set and example for tolerance and inclusion, but even members of the Islamic community are outraged by the visit. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told Fox News on Sunday “As a Muslim American I’m just insulted, this is disgraceful that this is one of the mosques — or the mosque — that he’s chosen to visit.”

It is troubling to think that the Obama Administration did not look into the mosque’s history. There are several examples the Administration could have drawn from, but instead they chose to look past this and try to promote tolerance and inclusion with a group that has spoken out against gay rights and justifies terror.

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Obama’s Dubious Mosque Choice

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February 2, 2016

1345Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) Wednesday, his first visit to a U.S. mosque since becoming president.

ISB leaders have amassed a record of support for radical Islamic causes over the years, including endorsing the Chechen jihad and Palestinian suicide bombings. Its former imam was active in a charity later linked to terror financing including Hamas, the Taliban, and for providing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to Osama bin Laden.

More recently, a resident scholar described homosexuality as a threat to societal health, in stark contrast to the president’s views on the issue.

It’s safe to assume the White House vetted the ISB and found it an acceptable venue for a presidential appearance despite this history. And that is not surprising. The Obama administration has repeatedly embraced contact with the Muslim Brotherhood, repeatedly meeting with its officials during and after the Arab Spring while ignoringsecular democracy advocates. It praised the early tenure of Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi when he briefly served as Egypt’s president. The administration also helped a Brotherhood delegation skip routine screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection upon landing in America.

And, as we reported in December, a White House meeting also aimed at standing by the Muslim-American community featured representatives of Islamist groups, including some with consistent records of opposing U.S. law enforcement counter-terrorism efforts.

ISB officials have worked closely with one of those groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In 2014, two ISB officials joined with CAIR in a news conference blasting Israeli military actions in Gaza. The conflict, known as Operation Protective Edge, started when Hamas operatives kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teens and continued its incessant campaign of firing rockets with the hope of killing Israeli civilians.

Those rockets were fired from densely populated areas, including near schools andhouses of worship.

But Hamas’ murders and ongoing efforts to carry out more were never mentioned by the CAIR and ISB officials. Instead, they blamed Israel when raids aimed at rocket launchers and other Hamas targets inadvertently killed and injured civilians.

ISB President Muhammad Jameel recklessly invoked “genocide in the name of self-defense” and said that, “as an American I am ashamed to stand here.”

Abid Husain, the ISB’s general secretary, joined Jameel in calling for the U.S. to pressure Israel into opening Gaza’s borders, ending an embargo that was enacted to stop the flow of weapons and materials used to make them.

“The U.S. government must not remain silent about Israel’s indiscriminate assault and unjust use of force,” Husain said. “The right of a nation to defend itself does not extend to unrestrained aerial bombardments of civilian populations and must be condemned.

Far from genocide, which is the systematic elimination of a people, and from an indiscriminate attack, Israel campaign against Hamas “went to extraordinary lengths” to minimize civilian casualties, said Gen. Martin Dempsey, then-chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Israel dropped leaflets and called residents of buildings targeted for bombing in hopes the residents would heed the warnings and seek safer locations.

After the conflict ended, Dempsey sent a team of senior officers to learn from Israeli military leaders to study the tactics in Gaza to minimize civilian casualties. “In this kind of conflict, where you are held to a standard that your enemy is not held to, you’re going to be criticized for civilian casualties,” he said.

Another ISB official, resident scholar Yaseen Shaikh, sermonized against homosexuality as a mental disorder and “something which we despise.” The talk is dated May 2013, just weeks before he joined the ISB.

The Quran says “harm them” to those who engage in homosexuality, he said. “What does this mean? If it was not an aberrant act, if this was not a despised act, why would Allah … say, ‘Harm them’? Allah then says, ‘[Several Arabic words],’ ‘If they repent and they reform and they transform themselves and change, then let them be.”

As the Daily Caller reported, a past ISB imam worked with an Islamic charity latershuttered by the Treasury Department for supporting terrorists.

Mohamad Adam El Sheikh was a regional representative for the Islamic Africa Relief Agency (IARA) in Baltimore the same time that he was an ISB imam and director.


An archived ISB action alert says that the “Islamic Society of Baltimore was recently visited by an IARA representative who brought the attached pictures of atrocities committed by Russians against the Muslims in Chechnya.”

Although links to several pictures from the Chechen jihad are still available on ISB’s archived web page, the actual pictures are no longer accessible.

“Despite all of this, by the grace of Allah, the Mujahidin in Chechnya have been able to defend themselves and remains a formidable threat to heavily armed Russian Army. However, it is also our responsibility as Muslims all over the world to help them in their Jihad effort,” the action alert added.

The action alert further solicited donations “to help the Refugees and Mujahidin in their struggle.”

In 2004, El-Sheikh justified Palestinian suicide bombings, saying they are acceptable when “certain Muslims are to be cornered where they cannot defend themselves, except through these kinds of means, and their local religious leaders issued fatwas to permit that.”

Another page on the ISB’s archived “Official English Site” links to a feature on the “Jihad in Chechnya” on the Azzam Publications website. Azzam publications was an al Qaida-tied website that was “one of the most well-known supporters of jihad, or holy war, on the internet.” The site is replete with material promoting jihad and martyrdom operations and includes a photo and link to a biography of Osama bin Laden’s mentor,Abdullah Azzam.

Just after 9/11, the ISB hosted speakers who would become prominent advocates of jihad, including American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a 2011 U.S. drone strike. Awlaki’s online sermons remain some of the most watched, most effective terrorist recruiting material online.

A page from ISB’s archived website links to the homepage of Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Qaradawi. Qaradawi has issued fatwas or religious rulings in support of terrorism and described suicide operations as “heroic martyrdom operations.” In a 2004 fatwa, Qaradawi called abducting and killing Americans in Iraq is “a [religious] duty.”

At a 1995 conference held by the Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) in Toledo, Ohio, Qaradawi called for the “conquest” of Europe and America through Dawa, or proselytizing. “We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Dawa,” he said.

The ISB’s leaders have had connections with radical Islamists and espoused extreme viewpoints throughout its history. Like a lot of mosques, it continues to segregate men and women during prayer, something American-Islamic Forum for DemocracyPresident Zuhdi Jasser called “gender apartheid.”

During an appearance on Fox News Monday, Jasser said he was insulted by the president’s choice of the ISB. It continues an administration policy of working with Islamist groups and ignoring Muslims like him who stand against theocracy.

“It’s disgraceful that this is one of the mosques – or the mosque – that he’s picked to be the first visit,” he said. ISB’s website looks like “a covert operation. There’s no name on it. It basically has pictures of individuals, but no names.”

For an event that is expected to focus on tolerance, diversity and inclusion, Obama made a puzzling choice in the ISB. Its leaders sympathize with terrorists, hate homosexuals and treat women as less than equal.

Fmr. FBI Counterterrorism Agent: We’ve Received ‘Nearly Zero Help’ from U.S. Muslim Community Since 9/11

farook_malik_ohare-e1449500020660Breitbart, by Tony Lee, Dec. 7, 2015:

Though President Barack Obama claimed that America must “enlist Muslim communities” to combat terrorism in his Sunday evening Oval Office address, former FBI Counterterrorism Agent John Guandolo said on Monday’s Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM EST on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125) that since 9/11, “we collectively have received nearly zero help from the Muslim Community.”

Guandolo, who pointed out on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily that a “vast majority” of U.S. mosques and Islamic centers are a part of a much larger “jihadi network,” told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that though Muslim community leaders “certainly give the air as if they are helping,” if one looks at the “major Islamic organizations, the major Islamic centers in the United States,” they have “condemned all of the counter-terrorism policies and they’ve gotten the government to kowtow to them, to turn only to them for advice.”

“And what advice do they give them?” Guandolo asked. “That Islam doesn’t stand for this and that everything you’re doing is the reason for what happened—9/11 is your fault because of your policies.”

As Breitbart News reported, Los Angeles CAIR director Hussam Ayloush said last week just days after the San Bernardino terrorist attacks that America is “partly responsible” for the San Bernardino terrorist attacks because “some of our foreign policy” is “fueling extremism.”

Last night, Obama said that “if we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism we must enlist Muslim communities as some of our strongest allies, rather than push them away through suspicion and hate.”

Guandolo said he doesn’t necessarily agree with the idea that “we have to work with the Muslim community in order to solve this problem here in the United States,” but “if you are going to work with the Muslim community, the U.S. government” should not be “exclusively working with Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood entities without exception” like it is doing now. Guandolo named the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Islamic Society of North America, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society.

“Those are who they’re working with and others that are Muslim Brotherhood or ideologically directly aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood,” he added, pointing out that Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke at the Muslim Advocates—another such organization—last Thursday.

Guandolo said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is speaking about Muslim civil rights on Monday evening at The Adams Center in Sterling, Virginia, which is associated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He said evidence presented at the Holy Land terrorism-funding trial revealed that ISNA is “the nucleus of the Muslim Brotherhood here” and “directly funds Hamas leaders and organizations overseas.” He also pointed out that the Holy Land Foundation, the largest Islamic charity in America, was a “Hamas organization at the time it was indicted and Hamas is an inherent part of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

He said it will be nearly impossible to so successfully combat terrorists “so long as the U.S. government… emboldens and empowers Muslim Brotherhood organizations here.”

“If you expect FBI and others to aggressively pursue them, it’s not going to happen because our leaders — President, Secretary of State, national security adivsers, generals at the Pentagon—are are turning to their advisers who in fact are Muslim Brotherhood leaders to say what should we and what shouldn’t we do,” he said.

Guandolo said “it gets down to the local ground level where our behavior becomes insane and we do things like” tell FBI agents to take their socks off while arresting people at mosques so “you’re arresting somebody in your socks. It’s not only insane but there’s an officer-safety issue as well.” He added there was absolutely “no real logic about what happened in San Bernardino” when the F.B.I. allowed the media to rummage through the home of the San Bernardino terrorists and said “this kind of mindset” entered the FBI because of Muslim leaders who are advising the federal government on Islam and terrorism.

Bannon mentioned that this mindset dates back to the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and Guandolo said during the Clinton administration in the early 1990s, the Muslim Brotherhood published their “strategic plan for North America and then their implementation manual which implements the plan” in order to start “the real forward push to get their plan implemented.” He said those documents were discovered in a 2004 raid of a Hamas leaders’s home in Annandale, Virginia.

Guandolo also informed listeners that the Muslim Brotherhood has been in the United States since the 1960s because the “very first Islamic organization in America”—the Muslim Students Association—was created by the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1960s in order to “recruit Jihadis on college campuses and on every major college campus in America.”

According to Guandolo, “if you even hint at shutting them down, then you’re immediately a racist or an Islamophobe.”

“The story that is told in between is the story of an Islamic network in the U.S. that was not just established by random Muslims coming here,” he said.

He also called out Saudi Arabia for being the top financier of Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and al-Qaeda projects in the United States. Guandolo said these organizations build lavish mosques that can hold thousands of people in areas where there are only 12 Muslims because their strategy is to claim ground “up to three miles around the mosque.” He said the Saudis help these organizations purchase homes in the area at substantially above-market prices in order to “occupy that space around that mosque.”

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

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Maine city recruiting Somalis as cops

Somali community in Lewiston, Maine.

Somali community in Lewiston, Maine.

WND, By Leo Hohmann, 06/10/2015:

One of smallest cities that has received thousands of Somali refugees over the years is Lewiston, Maine. But, unlike the Minnesota Muslims from Somalia, this group appears to fly under the radar.

Minnesota’s U.S. attorney, Andrew Luger, publicly declared in April that the state has a “terror recruitment problem,” as hundreds of young Somalis have been investigated for ties to terrorist organizations overseas.

But in Lewiston, there is a recruitment of a different sort going on.

Lewiston’s police chief, Michael Bussiere, made news this week when he told Reuters he was focused on recruiting Somalis to work as cops in his department.

It’s part of his “diversity” program to make the local police force look more like the community it serves, he said.

And, with the help of the U.S. State Department’s refugee resettlement program, Lewiston has gone from one of the whitest cities in America to an increasingly diverse one.

“One place in Lewiston where that growing diversity is not evident is the city’s 82-member police force, but Chief Michael Bussiere aims to change that amid an intense national debate over race and policing,” Reuters reports.

The Lewiston-Auburn area now has a Somali population of 7,000, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of its total population. They arrived in the U.S. either as refugees or were born in the U.S. as children of refugees.

About a quarter of Bussiere’s officers will become eligible to retire in the next few years, so he figures to have quite a few openings.

“We have to think about who is living here now and who’s going to live here 10 years from now,” he told Reuters reporter Scott Malone. “We need a department that is reflective of the demographics of the community it serves.”

Lewiston, a city of 36,000 people that spent decades struggling through job losses from mill closings and a shrinking population, may seem an unlikely place for such a rebirth given that Maine is among the whitest U.S. states, Malone reports.

But, according to U.S. Census data, 8.7 percent of Lewiston’s population identifies as black or African-American, a rate higher than any other city in the state and more than seven times the 1.2 percent state average.

And the Somali population is exploding not just in Lewiston. It has spread to nearby Auburn and Portland.

Many Somalis originally came as refugees to larger cities, Atlanta in particular, but then moved to Maine after hearing that it had a wider array of subsidized housing available and also was easier to get on the welfare rolls. This is called “secondary migration” when a refugee is assigned to one city but then moves elsewhere after arrival in the U.S.

The Somali influence in Lewiston is visible along the city’s main downtown corridor, Lisbon Street. Shops offer Halal meat and brightly colored African clothing.

Muhidin Libah, head of a local Somali Bantu community organization, is among those Somalis who moved to Lewiston and attended one of the Lewiston Police Department’s recruiting meetings last month. He told Reuters he was surprised by the outreach effort.

“People were thinking, to be a police officer, you have to be born in the U.S. … you have to be white,” Libah told the news agency. “They never thought they could be a police officer.”

The diversity program takes on heightened meaning in light of race riots in U.S. cities such as Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore and Cleveland after police killings of unarmed black men. All of the cities where violence has flared have been criticized by activists for having police forces that are “too white.”

Reuters followed that theme in its article.

“Right now America is trying to reconnect with the idea of police,” John DeCarlo, an associate professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a former chief of police in Branford, Connecticut, told the news agency. “When we look like our communities, when we embrace the values of our communities, it increases the legitimacy of the police department.”

“When you’re trying to live in a place, then you need to look like that place,” Zam Zam Mohamud, who serves on Lewiston’s school board, told Reuters. “If we have Somali police officers, Somali lawyers, Somali judges … That is a sign the community is assimilating, people are feeling comfortable.”

Mohamud, 40, said she would encourage her children, in their early 20s, to consider a career in law enforcement.

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US Embassy in Indonesia Makes Independence Day Sharia Compliant

390717_2102228974583_2036546133_nCSP, by Jim Hanson, June 10, 2015:

In the world at large, perception is reality. Moving our national holiday out of misplaced deference to a month long Islamic holiday gives the world a perception of US weakness. It was totally unnecessary since Muslims fast sunrise to sunset, and we could have simply held the event after dark. Some people see this as respectful and wonder what the bother is. But honor cultures, like Islam, see things differently and this appears as submission to them. Not a good thing when we are negotiating with Iran and losing a war to ISIS.

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How the Muslim Brotherhood Operates in Tennessee (part 6 of 8)

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Islamist Political Action Groups:

American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC)

AMAC was organized in late 2011 with the support of the Commissioner of Tennessee’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security and assistance of department personnel.



Organizing state level councils such as AMAC is a step taken right out of the Muslim Brotherhood plan. Coincidentally the 2006 conference that launched this action step included three organizations, one of which is among the 29 named organizations in the Muslim Brotherhood plan. All three of the conference participants were part of a larger coalition that included other mainstream Muslim Brotherhood groups CAIR, ISNA and MAS.

AMAC board members have spoken favorably about Muslim Brotherhood organizations. Sabina Mohyuddin an AMAC organizer and board member, announced in an AMAC presentation that several Muslim Brotherhood organizations “help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.” (embed video)

AMAC board members Zak Mohyuddin (current) and Mwafaq Aljabarry (former) each ran for political office in August 2014 primaries. Mohyuddin ran as a Democrat and Aljabarry as a Republican. Both lost.

In 2012, AMAC announced that it had become an affiliate of the Islamic Networks Group (ING), which itself is heavily connected to the mainstream Muslim Brotherhood collective of CAIR, ICNA, MAS, and ISNA. Taking its cue from the Brotherhood’s directive, AMAC planned to use ING’s prepared scripts to spread its reach to “middle and high schools, universities, faith-based and community organizations, and other venues. We seek to educate about American Muslims and their faith as a means of promoting religious literacy, mutual respect, and understanding.”

AMAC board members have also followed the Brotherhood’s plan strategy of forming coalitions. AMAC organizer and board member Drost Kokoye has concentrated her efforts in working with the pro-HAMAS group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), illegal immigration advocates and pretty much any group that has a “I hate America” agenda.

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AMAC leadership openly supports Obama’s unConstitutional actions regarding illegal immigration.

Immediately prior to organizing and chairing AMAC, Daoud Abudiab teamed up with Awadh Binhazim, (the self-appointed Vanderbilt Muslim chaplain), on November 3, 2011 to educate the Williamson County Democrats about Islam.


Abudiab and his AMAC co-chair also joined the board of the TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) to solidify the cross-pollination of these groups. In 2013 Abudiab left the AMAC board, but as of this writing, continues to serve as the president of the TIRRC board. In 2014 he started an interfaith organization, the Faith & Culture Center which is heavily focused on “Our Muslim Neighbor” emulating ISNA’s interfaith outreach tactics.

American Center for Outreach (ACO)

AMAC and ACO were started at the same time by the same people. Several AMAC members served on both organizations. They hired Remziya Suleyman to operate ACO and lobby for Muslims in Tennessee. Suleyman is credited with solidifying Muslim Brotherhood CAIR’s presence in Tennessee and affirmatively linking the Muslim voice in Tennessee with Muslim Brotherhood ideology and organization representatives.

In the fall of 2014, Paul “Iesa Galloway took over the operation of ACO and Suleyman moved to Washington to work for the Kurdish Regional Government office there. Galloway is a professional spin doctor, an asset to an organization forced to “massage” facts to fit their victim narrative which has characterized the ACO since its start.

Shortly after converting to Islam, Galloway founded and directed the Muslim Brotherhood’s CAIR office in Houston for four years. He was the PR director for Mohamed Elibiary’s Lone Star Intelligence company and a board member on Elibiary’s Freedom and Justice Foundation Board serving alongside former ICN imam Abdulhakim Mohamed who was a board member at the same time.



Mohamed Elibiary has a long and public relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood. He admits having a relationship with an official of the Holy Land Foundation who is now in jail for helping to finance Hamas. Elibiary also served on the Board of Muslim Brotherhood’s CAIR Dallas-Forth Worth chapter.

Galloway coordinated the 2012 Texas Dawa Conference, connecting with conference speakers from Tennessee, Remziya Suleyman, Memphis imam Yasir Qadhi and Danish Siddiqi. In 2009 Qadhi lectured at the mosque attended by the Boston marathon bombers. His comments included “replacing U.S. democracy with Islamic rule” and he called Christians ‘filthy’ polytheists whose ‘life and prosperity … holds no value in the state of Jihad.’”

There is a significant degree of cross-pollination between ACO, AMAC and the TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). All three organizations have located their offices in the Conexion Americas building in Nashville.

TIRRC runs amnesty workshops and employs a DACA Coordinator. DACA is Obama’s 2012 amnesty for children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents who also entered illegally.)

Jerusalem Fund (JF)

As stated on its website:

“The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization based in Washington, D.C.  Funding for operational expenses is derived from investment income. This, together with donations from private individuals throughout the U.S., supports our humanitarian grants.”

The Jerusalem Fund (the Fund) in its current configuration, is comprised of 3 programs – “The Palestine Center”, “The Humanitarian Link” and “The Gallery”. Despite the Fund’s self-description as “non-political”, a review of its leadership, programming, and issues of focus, reflect overtly pro-Palestinian/pro-Hamas/anti-Israel positions.

In 1977 Hisham Sharabi founded the organization that in 1981 was renamed to the Jerusalem Fund. He served as Chairman until 2005 when Dr. Subhi Ali took over. In 1991 Sharabi founded The Centre for Policy Analysis on Palestine that was added to the Fund’s organization and renamed the Palestine Center. This arm of the Fund held a conference in 2003 entitled “Israel’s Policy of Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing,” reflective of the Fund’s real purpose. Sharabi  advocated a Palestinian “armed struggle” if necessary, to end “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza”.

Sharabi was also a board member of WISE (World and Islam Studies Enterprise) which was incorporated and led by Sami al-Arian, who was subsequently sentenced in 2006 to prison anddeported in February 2015 because of his leadership of the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). WISE was funded by the Muslim Brotherhood’s IIIT.  Tarik Hamdi, identified as an officer/staff member of WISE, is listed in a federal affidavit as providing material support to Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden and the PIJ.  He left WISE to work for IIIT.  He subsequently left the U.S. and relocated to the Middle East.

WISE served as the U.S. money-receiving front for PIJ and while Sharabi was a board member,funneled payments to the PIJ martyrs through the Islamic International Arab Bank (Arab Bank).

The HAMAS Charter is posted on the JF website along with position papers and information briefs highlighting positive aspects to HAMAS. Sharabi described HAMAS as “the true fida’i (self-sacrifice) resistance in Palestine since the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada.

The Jeruslaem Fund’s recently departed Executive Director Yousef Munayyer was explicit in his anti-Israel pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) advocacy. When asked by Hannity Munayyer did not answer the question, “Is HAMAS a terrorist organization?”

Law school professor William Jacobson explains, “BDS should being seen for the anti-Semitic movement it is, a movement that demonizes only the Jewish State, holds only the Jewish State to the highest standards no one else meets (certainly not in the Middle East), and seeks the destruction only of the sole Jewish State in a sea of Islamic States.”

The Jerusalem Fund shares many attributes with the Holy Land Foundation that was shut down by the government.

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The organization is located in Washington, D.C. but its chairman, Dr. Subhi Ali, lives in Waverly, Tennessee. Subhi Ali joined the Fund’s board in 2000, serving as Chairman since 2005 after the Fund’s founder, Hisham Sharabi stepped aside.

Subhi Ali is the father of Samar Ali, appointed by Governor Haslam to the Tennessee Department Economic and Community Development (ECD) as Assistant Commissioner for International Affairs.

When questioned about the hiring of Samar Ali, a sharia finance specialist, then ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty admitted publicly that Subhi Ali called him and asked him to look at Samar’s resume which includes work done on behalf of the Jerusalem Fund. After Subhi’s phone call, Haggerty hired Samar.

Shortly after Samar’s hiring in 2012, questions were raised about why the Haslam administration hired a sharia finance specialist. In response, the administration redacted her sharia finance credentials from information released to the public about her hiring. Samar left the ECD less than two years later with little accomplished in the international division.

Muslim American Society (MAS)

Fadi Ezzeir is the President of the Nashville chapter of MAS and listed as the Executive Director of its scouting department. He was also an assistant imam at the Nashville Salahadeen Center mosque and Youth Director there. In 2002 he organized the first Islamic boy scout troop in Nashville. In 2006, in violation of scouting rules, Ezzeir used the Muslim boy scout troop to make voter calls using a MAS script.

In 2004 the Secretary-General of the MAS acknowledged in court that it had been founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s plan addresses establishing organizations as part of “settling” Islam in the West and to serve the functional part of a civilizational jihad. The plan says that the first “comprehensive organization” established by their prophet, was the mosque. But to accomplish their plan in the West, they need other organizations because “[the West] does not respect or give weight to any group without effective, functional and strong organizations.”

The plan lists all kinds of organizations that are needed, including scouting.

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