Snowden’s Reporter the Keynote Speaker at CAIR Banquet

By Walid Shoebat:

Perhaps there is no scandal with stranger bedfellows and is more controversial than the NSA scandal, facilitated by Edward Snowden through the U.K. Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald. Liberals have sided with conservatives and vice versa on both sides of the issue. Debates rage about whether Snowden is a traitor or a patriot. Congress is to blame for much of the Snowden-is-a-patriot talk; it has been derelict in its duty to hold the Obama administration accountable on much of anything.

Greenwald: Keynote speaker at CAIR Banquet.

Greenwald: Keynote speaker at CAIR Banquet.

Those who view Snowden as a patriot and are willing to extend those views to the man responsible for providing the delivery system for NSA secrets revealed (Greenwald) should have a difficult time reconciling Greenwald’s scheduled appearance at a Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) event.

Via Daily Caller:

The Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says that Greenwald will be the keynote speaker at its November 16 “Faith in Freedom” dinner in Anaheim, California.

The banquet is the first scheduled appearance in the United States for Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, since he used information provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to disclose NSA electronic surveillance programs in a series of articles for the U.K.-based Guardian newspaper.

Whether CAIR has been identified as a domestic enemy of the U.S. matters little. As a Muslim Brotherhood front group, CAIR’s goals are clear to anyone who wishes to be honest about the group. Those who side with Snowden based on a belief that Russia is no longer an enemy of the U.S. should also have difficulty here. As an arm of the Brotherhood, CAIR seeks to ultimately help facilitate the destruction of the United States. Any ambiguity relative to Russia’s acceptance of Snowden should not be applied to CAIR or the Brotherhood.

USA Survival’s Cliff Kincaid points out that Fox News Channel’s Eric Bolling, who has historically been a figure that seems to understand the Islamic threat to the U.S., appears to be on the side of Snowden in the NSA scandal and has been more than a little gracious whenever he interviews Greenwald. Here is a video posted by Kincaid on the subject:

 

 

As the Daily Caller points out, Greenwald is the keynote speaker at the CAIR event and that none other than Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center attack in 1993 and follower of the Blind Sheikh, will also be one of the group’s three speakers.

Read more at Shoebat.com

Megyn Kelly Show: Brutal Attack on U.S. Citizen by Muslim Gang in London

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Clarion Project:

A student from Florida was brutally beaten by a Muslim gang in London. The gang was part of a self-appointed street patrol enforcing sharia (Islamic) law in London. The “crime” of the student, an American citizen who was in England to advance his studies, was drinking a beer.  

The patrols, who began appearing on London’s streets in 2011, are followers of radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary, whose goal is to enforce sharia law even in non-Muslim countries.

The Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro discussed this case and the larger phenomenon of the Muslim patrols with Fox news’s Megan Kelly on “The Kelly File.”  On the show, Mauro also discussed the radical Islamic group Jamaat ul-Fuqra which has large communes all around the U.S. where member are trained in guerrilla warfare. A video of women receiving such training at the group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in New York is shown below.

 

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Theft of US weapons in Libya involved hundreds of guns, sources say

download (16)By Adam Housley:

EXCLUSIVE: The recent theft of massive amounts of highly sensitive U.S. military equipment from Libya is far worse than previously thought, Fox News has learned, with raiders swiping hundreds of weapons that are now in the hands of militia groups aligned with terror organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The equipment, as Fox News previously reported, was used for training in Libya by U.S. Special Forces. The training team, which was funded by the Pentagon, has since been pulled, partly in response to the overnight raids last August.

According to State Department and military sources, dozens of highly armored vehicles called GMV’s, provided by the United States, are now missing. The vehicles feature GPS navigation as well as various sets of weapon mounts and can be outfitted with smoke-grenade launchers. U.S. Special Forces undergo significant training to operate these vehicles. Fox News is told the vehicles provided to the Libyans are now gone.

091113_hn_housley2_640Along with the GMV’s, hundreds of weapons are now missing, including roughly 100 Glock pistols and more than 100 M4 rifles. More disturbing, according to the sources, is that it seems almost every set of night-vision goggles has also been taken. This is advanced technology that gives very few war fighters an advantage on the battlefield.

“It’s not just equipment … it’s the capability. You are giving these very dangerous groups the capability that only a few nations are capable of,” one source said. “Already assassinations are picking up in Tripoli and there are major worries that the militias are using this stolen equipment to their advantage. All these militias are tied into terrorist organizations and are tied to (salafists).”

The “salafists” are a jihadist movement among Salafi Muslims. This growing movement in Libya directly endangers the U.S.-supported government, and sources worry that this sensitive equipment is now going to be used by these groups in an attempt to overthrow the government and install a more hardline Muslim leadership.

Some diplomats, who asked to remain anonymous, say they are seeing the kinds of conditions that opened the door to the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack now appearing in Tripoli and across the rest of Libya.  They worry that American convoys and western convoys will be attacked using these stolen weapons and vehicles.

Read more at Fox News

 

Students Take Field Trip to Mosque, Receive Koran

By Todd Starnes:

A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities.

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The students were in an honors world studies class at Hendersonville High School and the field trips to the mosque as well as a Hindu temple were part of a three-week course on world religions.

But some parents objected to the trips and wondered why the school would tour a mosque but not a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue.

“If you can’t go to all five, why are you going to any?” asked parent Mike Conner. “We sent the principal an email and voiced our concerns. She sent back a reply and told us they could not afford to go to all five.”

Daily Roll Call reported the students were taken to the Islamic Center of Nashville.

Children were given punch and cookies at the mosque where they listened to readings from the Koran, Conner said. They were also given copies of the Islamic holy book – which some students took and others declined.

During their visit to the Hindu temple, students engaged in meditation.

“Our kids are being indoctrinated and this is being shoved in their face,” Conner told Fox News. “It tells me they are pushing other religions and they want Christianity to take a back seat. They want our children to be tolerant of everything except Christianity.”

Sumner County Schools spokesman declined to answer questions about specific religious activities the children may have engaged in, but he did send a statement acknowledging there was concern about the trip.

“Our district has reviewed the practice and decided to eliminate field trips to religious venues from this class, as it does not provide equal representation to all the religions studied in the course unit,” the statement read. “This decision was made due to the fact that equal representation in regards to field trips for all religions studied in the course is not feasible.”

Conner told Fox News his 14-year-old stepdaughter Jessica decided not to attend the trip. So her teachers instructed her to write a paper comparing and contrasting the Christian, Hindu and Islamic faiths. That’s when his daughter noticed something strange.

“There was one page on the sayings of Jesus, two-thirds of a page on the sayings of Gandhi, and five pages on Muhammed,” Conner said.

The section about Islam was titled, “Religious Tolerance in Islam,” according to the worksheets provided to Fox News.

The author wrote that the “Prophet of Islam was prepared to live in peace with the followers of other monotheistic religions, especially Judaism and Christianity.”

The author also disputed claims that Islam is a violent religion or that conquered nations were given a choice – Islam or death.

“There is no denying that Muslims in the Middle East and Asian conquered lands of other peoples but they did not impose their religion over them,” the author wrote.

The author also stated that minorities conquered by the Muslims were treated better than minorities living in the United States.

“If we were to compare the attitude of the Muslim rulers towards the minorities living under their rule during the nineteenth century – with the attitude of the Europeans and the Americans towards their minorities, I dare to say that the record of the Muslims would be better,” the author wrote.

Conner told Fox News his daughter declined to complete what she considered to be an unfair and unbalanced assignment.

Read more at Fox News

download (15)Todd Starnes will be on Fox News with Hannity at 9pm tonight to discuss the story. I’ll try to add the video here if it becomes available.

Plans to try Benghazi attackers in US courts blocks case, congressman says

download (38)By Catherine Herridge:

Plans by the administration to use U.S. criminal courts to prosecute those responsible for last year’s terror attack in Benghazi have thrown up yet another roadblock to investigating the case, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told Fox News Friday.

“This whole plan has been, all along, to bring them to a criminal court in the United States. I’m not sure that’s in our national security best interest,” Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan said in an exclusive interview. “I don’t know how anyone could come to the conclusion that it hasn’t slowed it down.”

“Certainly I’m frustrated, I think the committee’s frustrated, and by the way, I think the people who do this for a living are really frustrated,” Rogers said.

Based on intelligence reporting, the delay has allowed the Benghazi suspects to remain free and engaged within their terrorist organizations.

As for possibly targeting them with drone strikes, counter terrorism analysts say the administration’s prosecution strategy has effectively pushed that option aside.

“U.S. intelligence officials, and our war fighters in the Defense Department, are hamstrung by a law enforcement model,” said Thomas Joscelyn of the Center for Defense of Demcracies.

“There are a lot of guys who are known terrorists, who are known suspects in the Benghazi attack, who could be taken off the battlefield today.”

The military detention center at Guantanamo Bay is also off the table for holding and questioning the Benghazi suspects

“Our position on GTMO is certainly clear, that we are not sending anyone to GTMO, that in fact, we are working to reduce the population at GTMO, ultimately with the goal of closing it.” Marie Harf. State Department spokeswoman, said Friday.

Another problem is that while a criminal case requires physical evidence, by the time the FBI reached the consulate where four Americans died on Sep. 11, 2012, the crime scene was contaminated.

Read more at Fox News

 

 

Fox News Asks Raymond Ibrahim Why Christians Persecute Muslims

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Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman Fellow at the DHFC, recently appeared on Fox News’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” to discuss his new book, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians.  In the course of an engaging discussion—including why the media, academia, and government ignore Muslim persecution of Christians—Lori Rothman, filling in for Lou Dobbs, asserted “Throughout history, wasn’t it always the Christians who were doing the persecuting? Why does it seem now the tables have turned?” Be sure to watch Ibrahim’s blitzkrieg course in history giving the lie to that false but widespread notion.  And click here to order his must-read Crucified Again.

 

Senior U.S. Intel. Operative: What It Will Take to Liberate Iran

Wayne SimmonsBY RYAN MAURO:

Wayne Simmons served in the U.S. Navy and CIA for 27 years, including eight years as part of a CIA Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Group where he ran deep-cover intelligence operations. In 2004, he served in the Pentagon’s Outreach Program for Military and Intelligence Analysts.

In 2008, Simmons came out of retirement and began working with the U.S. military again. In 2010, he served as a Senior Intelligence Advisor on counter-intelligence in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has since retired again and is often an analyst on FOX News Channel.

He is co-author of a thriller about Iran titled The Natanz Directive that is praised by former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The following is Wayne Simmons’ interview with the Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro:

images (73)Ryan Mauro: In your book, the fictional character Jake Conlan is sent to Iran to secretly discover smoking gun proof that Iran has nuclear launch capabilities. President Obama has expressed confidence that the U.S. will know when Iran is on the threshold of making an actual nuclear weapon. How confident are you that our intelligence on Iran is good enough that we can know exactly what stage their program is at?

Wayne Simmons: Intelligence coming from human intelligence sources inside Iran is primarily coming from the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (also known as MEK or PMOI). I have met with their leadership in Paris. They are providing very specific, very detailed intelligence.

However, it is virtually impossible for us to determine exactly what stage the Iranian nuke program is at because the VEVAK (Iranian intelligence) is running a very sophisticated counter-intelligence operation. To adequately determine the sophistication of the nuke program requires not only first-hand, eyewitness accounts and photos, but also the ability to track the influx of equipment from outside suppliers of processing equipment.

The only way to be 100% certain that the program is not progressing is to dismantle or destroy the plants.

2Mauro: Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has reportedly issued a fatwdeclaring the creation of nuclear weapons to be a violation of Islam. Do you believe that he is willing to lie to that extent?

Simmons: There can be NO DOUBT that Ayatollah Khamenei is lying. As I’m certain you know, Islamic law allows him to lie to any non-Muslim. Believe nothing that anyone in the leadership espouses. We need 100% verification.

Mauro: I’ve heard it argued that a surprise Iranian nuclear launch isn’t a major threat because satellites will detect the preparations for a test and Iran’s missiles can’t reach America. How do you respond?

Simmons: Though there is a very real possibility that our satellites would detect any dramatic movements of equipment and preparations for a missile launch from Iran, unless we (the U.S. and Israel) were prepared to strike at a moment’s notice, our intelligence would be for naught.

Iran’s missiles cannot reach the U.S., but Iran claims to have 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel. We do not know if that is accurate but it’s certainly possible. The major concern of the West is the Sajjil-2 missile that has nuclear capability and a range of approximately 2,200 miles. Clearly, the Iranians can reach Israel and with the Sajjill-2s, they can easily reach Europe.

Read more at The Clarion Project