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.

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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.