What Non-Muslims Need to Know About Islam
This three-session (of 2-hours each) class will help you understand Islam’s unique ideological nature so that you can make sense of what is going on in so much of the world today. We will discuss the violent jihad of ISIS and other Islamic jihadists, the influence of Islamic religious doctrine on the conflict over Israel, as well as the more deadly civilization jihad of the Muslim brotherhood in Europe and America. We will also discuss The Islamic Republic of Iran and the danger that country presents to the rest of the world.
Our examination of Islam will be based exclusively on the approved Islamic sources: the Koran, the Ahadith (sayings of Muhammad), Sharia Law and the writings of the most respected Islamic religious authorities so that you will see what they say about non-Muslims and women. (3 sessions)
Instructor: Carl Goldberg received his PhD in history from the University of Michigan. After 9/11, he began to study Islam seriously and has made many public speaking and radio appearances in Arizona, Nevada, California and elsewhere.
Please urge your friends and neighbors to attend this exciting and enlightening course with you. You are guaranteed to have plenty to discuss with them afterwards. After completing this course, you will know more about Islam than 99% of our fellow citizens!
Note: This class will meet Wednesdays, November 2, 16, 30 from 1-3 pm.
TO REGISTER for the course, contact:
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13815 Camino del Sol
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Hamas Founder’s Son: Islam Is The Problem
Pop quiz for the bi-partisan Donald Trump circle jerk: who said the following in an extraordinary but little-noticed speech yesterday in New York?
“Today the free world should unite against Islam, not against Muslims but against Islam as a belief system. When the president of the free world stands and says that Islam is a religion of peace, he creates the climate, he provides the climate, the perfect climate, to create more terrorism.”
c)Rabbi Meir Kahane, the late great founder of the Jewish Defense League, upon his reincarnation
Nope. The correct answer is none of the above.
It was Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder, who, after laboring in the family business, worked undercover for the Israeli domestic security service to thwart terrorist attacks and later converted to Christianity.
Yousef, who eventually settled in the United States but the Obama administration unsuccessfully tried to have deported upon publication of his 2010 memoir, said at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Post that, “Today, free people need to unite against Islam, not against the Muslim people. Against Islam itself, as a belief system.”
“We can fool ourselves, but there is an Islamic problem,” he argued. “Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad, the Islamic State [ISIS] and Boko Haram — all of them kill in the name of Allah.”
In other words, the problem is not, per Obama, some amorphous brand of “violent extremism” — it is Islam.
“There is an Islamic problem. And I think humanity needs to stand against this danger, because this danger is not only against the State of Israel. This danger is against the evolvement of mankind.”
He pleaded with Muslims to find a better way.
“The Muslim people have a problem. And their problem is in their belief system. They have to face it, and we need to encourage them to fight the good fight,” he explained. “I had privileges as the son of a top Hamas leader. I had something to lose. But the average Muslim person [doesn’t] have lots of things to lose. They’re already living in darkness and misery. If they leave it, it’s better for them.”
Of course, in addition to bigotry, Donald Trump is often accused of ignorance when he links Islam to terrorism. But Yousef emphasized that, “I speak with the authority of experience, not from books or second-hand knowledge.”
“In the Muslim society, I witnessed a woman who sent five of her children to die in suicide bombing attacks. One after another. She would put the explosive belt on them and bless them and say: “Go, kill the Jews!” to gain respect in her society. This is hypocrisy.”
“At one point I thought that the Jewish nation is the enemy of humanity. I thought they were the enemy of our people, the Palestinian people, until I experienced what the Jewish nation truly is.“
Note to any Stalinist androids at Media Matters who might now feel compelled to try and discredit Yousef. His fascinating political, intellectual and religious journey was the subject of a 2014 film documentary favorably reviewed by The New York Times.
Are they Islamophobes, too?
The Muslim Brotherhood is a Terrorist Organization
Yesterday, Congress took the first step toward designating the Muslim Brotherhood as what it is: a terrorist organization. The decision will ultimately be up to the executive branch, not lawmakers. But the fact that legislation calling for such a designation has cleared a House committee is a big deal.
After all, for more than five decades, this terrorist organization has been allowed to establish an infrastructure of mosques, Islamic societies and front groups across America. Today, there are thousands of them here.
Worse yet – even though the government has known for twelve years that the mission of the Brotherhood in the United States is “destroying Western civilization from within” – administrations of both parties have allowed its operatives access to and influence on policymaking.
Not surprisingly, the jihadists are flourishing – at our extreme peril.
Designate the Muslim Brotherhood.
First Muslim Woman Judge Carolyn Walker, hand-picked by President Obama sworn in as judge of the 7 Municipal District, Brooklyn by holding the Holy Quran at Brooklyn Boro hall on December 10, 2015, it was a Historic Day!!
Since the Quran forbids all law but Sharia Law, I guess she will head the first Federally sanctioned Sharia Court . Kinda makes you proud, doesn’t it? Gives me chills up my legs said Chris Mathews.
Very little media coverage on this ……
Another chink in the armor, no one cares, until it’s too late ! step by step by step….this is how our culture will end.
Obama supporters, your dream is coming true in destroying America .
Muslim Brotherhood in America
Following up on the report that UK condemns the Muslim Brotherhood and calls them a terrorist group. See: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428877/united-kingdom-muslim-brotheroood-terrorist-organization
I decided to see how entrenched the Muslim Brotherhood is in the United States.
Check these out:
There was some talk about Congress Declaring Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization but based on this State Department list http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm
the Muslim Brotherhood is not considered a terrorist organization by the United States.
Irish Pastor Prosecuted for Preaching Truth
We all knew this day would come, but we never thought it would be so soon. For Christians, there has always been places that it was unlawful to preach the truth. Hundreds of years ago the British Iles was such a place. But in recent history along with America, Britain was considered a place of free expression. Thanks to political correctness those days are coming to a close.
A pastor in Northern Ireland who was prosecuted with a hate crime for denouncing the Islamic religion during a Sunday sermon last year appeared in court this week as his criminal trial moved forward.
Irish Pastor Prosecuted for Preaching Truth
As I previously reported, Pastor James McConnell of Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast made comments concerning Islam, which brought the ire of Ulster officials. His comments were in the context of a sermon of one true God. The government considered his comments to be hate speech. The charges against McConnell prompted his assistant pastor to resign.
Now the pastor has had his first day in court.
Because McConnell refused a lesser punishment by the government following police questioning, prosecutors decided to move the matter forward in court. The hate crimes charge appears to be related to the sermon being streamed online.
On Monday, prosecutors outlined their case against McConnell, calling him “unrepentant.”
“He characterizes the followers of an entire religion in a stereotypical way. And that’s grossly offensive and that’s not protected from saying it from a pulpit,” prosecuting barrister David Russell told the court. “It has nothing to do with religion or freedom of expression of his freedom to preach.”
The idea that these charges do not infringe upon Pastor McConnell freedom of speech or his freedom of religion is ridiculous. How can a man express truth contained in his Bible if the government limits the way he conveys that truth. This would make the government the final authority on interpretation.
What would be the difference between this curtailing of truth and a physical mussel placed by the state over the mouths of the Churches ministers? There is no way that the man of God can both please the state and his Head Jesus Christ.
Christian News reports
“I was attacking the theology of Islam. I was not attacking any individual Muslim,” McConnell asserted. “I didn’t go into the church to provoke anyone. I went into church to present the truth.”
He also explained why he refused lesser punishment.
“If I took that, it would be an insult to the one that I love, for I was standing up for Him—for His gospel and for His truth,” he said. “If I took that informed warning, that would be me gagged.”
If one is not allowed to point out error in other religions, then there will be no possible way for us to point out truth. The effects of this will be one false religion and the light of the gospel will be hidden in our culture.
If these trends continue, we will see more and more the ministers of God silenced by Western governments.
By The Numbers – The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics
Fighting An Army Of The Insane
Obama’s foreign policy plays into Koranic ‘prophecy’
By Tammy Bruce
With the legacy media’s obsession with Donald Trump, you may have missed a stunning admission by the White House about their bizarre non-strategy to defeat ISIS: Their policy is being dictated by Koranic prophecy.
I kid you not.
After President Obama’s Oval Office statement about the San Bernardino terrorist attack, he was roundly criticized for continuing to push and defend his obviously failed light-touch “no boots on the ground” strategy.
The shocked reaction of, well, everyone, clearly indicated to Mr. Obama that everyone is out of step except him. He decided he would reveal to the great unwashed masses why it is so vital the United States not confront the terrorist caveman army directly: Because it would fulfill Koranic prophecy of a doomsday fight between “the Romans” and the defenders of Islam and the caliphate.
In other words, we are allowing a fantasy of an army of the insane to control American foreign policy.
Mr. Obama’s feckless regime used its always trusty messenger, The New York Times, to explain the White House’s Koranic strategy to the unsophisticated (i.e. the American people).
The Times breathlessly reveals to us that ISIS “bases its ideology on prophetic texts stating that Islam will be victorious after an apocalyptic battle to be set off once Western armies come to the region. Should that invasion happen, the Islamic State not only would be able to declare its prophecy fulfilled, but could also turn the occurrence into a new recruiting drive at the very moment the terrorist group appears to be losing volunteers.”
The newspaper often used by the White House to distribute public relations narratives, then directly tells us, “It is partly that theory that President Obama referred to in his speech on Sunday …”
Now all the bizarre nonsense spewing from Mr. Obama’s henchmen and sycophants makes perfect sense, if you’re being driven by Koranic prophecy, that is. We’ve been told for over a year now that we can’t confront ISIS directly because … that’s what they want!
The singular talking point has been so absurdly pushed, the folks over at the online investigative magazine, Free Beacon, have produced a video titled, “The Islamic State Wants Us To Destroy It,” within which they lampoon a litany of talking heads, politicians and academics moving the White House’s narrative:
“Dozens of thought leaders familiar with the terrorist group say that its members yearn for the day that close air support from an A-10 Warthog cuts them in half while coalition soldiers storm Raqqa,” notes the Beacon. “They are begging for U.S. troops on the ground,” former Obama administration official Van Jones said. “That’s what they want.”
“The one thing ISIS wants the most: American boots on the ground,” CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria said. “As long as we’re relying on military force, this is the kind of terms [sic] that ISIS wants. This is what strengthens them,” Institute for Policy Studies scholar Phyllis Bennis said. “More war is exactly what ISIS wants,” Sen. Angus King, Maine independent, said.
In an apparent effort to reinforce the validity of what the savages think, The New York Times hammers home the value of the Obama approach by quoting a French academic, “I have said it repeatedly: Because of these prophecies, going in on the ground would be the worst trap to fall into. They want troops on the ground. Because they have already envisioned it,” said Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, and the author of “Apocalypse in Islam,” one of the main scholarly texts exploring the scripture that the militants base their ideology on.”
All of this becomes somewhat confusing. Mr. Obama, in virtually every speech including those after the massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, made it clear that ISIS is not Islamic. That what the terrorists do has nothing to do with Islam. Yet, in the next breath we are told that our policy in destroying the “nothing to do with Islam” savages is being controlled by Islamic prophecy.
Moreover, the racism embedded in this grotesque approach is striking. The Obama administration clearly believes that if you scratch the surface of every Muslim in the world you’ll find a genocidal, child-killing savage fanatic ready to flood the Middle East to join in on the coming prophecy of doom.
The notion that we should concern ourselves with what the insane enemy thinks is obscene, as is this concept that the American military is somehow helpless in the face of an army of Charles Mansons. Mr. Obama may be awed when facing a cultic and corrupted view of the Koran, but our military is not.
This lack of confidence in the military by the current regime is not entirely surprising when the commander in chief is more sensitive to the beliefs of the Islamic terrorist enemy than he is the Constitution of the United States.
The best way to eliminate any sort of ‘prophecy’ that drives ISIS is to demonstrate its falsehood by destroying them quickly and without mercy. If there is no ‘caliphate’ with which to run to, the supposed hordes of ‘volunteers’ coming to ISIS’ aid are welcome to join them in their graves.
That horde, as “prophesized,” will not arrive as the fact of the matter is Muslims, like all other decent people around the world, understand who the enemy is and what’s at stake. No, Mr. President, they are not all waiting to unleash their inner jihadi.
One only need to look to the 20th century for the precursor “religion” of monsters like ISIS — fascism — to debunk an ongoing and particular liberal prophecy. The left has always argued that America defending herself against totalitarians of the world will only cause more people to join the fight against her. It’s the only way the left can survive, by convincing the decent to do nothing.
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Texas Drafts Bill to Halt Muslim Invasion by Obama and UN
Obama has hung the “Welcome to America” sign for tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, and God only knows where else, at the “command” of the United Nations. “Swiftboat” parades around the media “declaring” the US will increase its importation of refugees yearly in response to the Syrian crisis — a crisis created by America, but I digress. Under the plan, the US government decided which States and cities would receive the “refugees,” who are not refugees at all, but terrorists in disguise entering to join with their jihadi buddies hanging out in the 35 or so terrorist camps dotted throughout the US. So, who exactly is “ruling” this nation — the UN, Obama the puppet of someone else in charge, the States or the people? Hint: it isn’t the States or the people.
Without so much as taking into consideration the costs these localities would incur by “dropping hundreds of Jihad Johnnies” in each city, Obama and “Swiftboat” careen on in their Islamization of America. However, one Congressional Representative is seeking to halt this government-sponsored invasion until the costs for each locality can be determined.
Texas Republican Rep. Brian Babin introduced a bill that seeks to halt “refugee” resettlement in the US until a “thorough assessment of the costs and dangers of the process is conducted.” Known as the “Resettlement Accountability and National Security Act,” the drafted bill by Babin is a product of the Obama administration’s expansion of the “refugee” program — one Babin believes is flawed.
Babin, a conservative, told the Daily Caller, “What we’re trying to do here is to put a temporary halt to the refugee program until the general accounting office can do an assessment of just exactly how much this is costing the taxpayer. It’s something that needs to be addressed and needs to be addressed quickly because what it amounts to is an open invitation. To import the problems of the Middle East, of terrorism, oppression of women and all the things that go with it, into the United States of America.”
It sounds good Rep. Babin. However, the problems you cite occurring in the Middle East of terrorism, oppression of women and everything else stems from Islam. THAT is what has to be recognized as that is what Obama is dumping inside our nation — Muslim individuals who may not all come from Syria. The real point is Obama imports the murderers and oppressors of Middle Eastern Christians in order for these savages to have “fresh targets.” The US should be supporting and offering asylum to Middle Eastern Christians. Where is the stance on that from anyone in Congress? There’s a lot less Christians in the Middle East to host than the terrorist army of hundreds of thousands Obama means to import.
Babin referred to several problems with importing Middle Eastern “refugees.”
First — economics. According to Babin, ninety (90) percent of “refugees” already receive some type of assistance. Between 2008 and 2013, 91% of accepted “refugees” were on food stamps, “73 percent on Medicaid refugee medical assistance,” and 68 percent on cash welfare programs. Babin claims this does not account for state and local community costs.
Second — National Security. With the dumping of tens of thousands of Middle Eastern Muslims into US communities, Babin is concerned the US will witness problems experienced by European nations — “no go zones” where Muslims do not assimilate but perpetuate their culture in areas they claim as Muslim; increase crime and terrorism; and, establishment of “Sharia zones” with patrols attacking male and female non-Muslims.
“It doesn’t take a genius to see what is happening in Western Europe and has happened over the last few years where they have no-go zones in Liverpool and Paris and London and Amsterdam and Copenhagen,” he explained. “These folks just don’t assimilate … You have unassimilated refugees that basically just create small microcosms of the countries from which they came. Whether it be Somalia or whether it be Iraq or Syria, this is what you wind up with.”
Third — denial of States’ rights. Babin contends that States and communities have virtually no input or say in the matter of the government dumping “refugees” into their populations despite the local governments footing bills for these “refugees.” Instead of States and local communities choosing whether or not to receive “refugees,” the UN recommends the refugees and private contractors select the locations for the UN-referred “refugees.”
“What I’m hearing, and what my office is hearing — from state representatives and mayors, county judges all across states like Idaho and Minnesota — it’s just incredible, and they have very little say of where and when these people, and if they’re gonna come in. They can’t stop it.”
“And now all of a sudden, schools, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and all the local amenities are suddenly flooded with refugees and the federal benefits packages that these people, these entitlement programs, some of these will want out and then they’re loaded on to the local and state entitlement programs becomes a huge burden on the local taxpayers.”
Every American can applaud Rep. Babin’s efforts. After all, America has an invasion problem with anyone and everyone allowed into this nation illegally and invaders forced upon our communities through Obama’s submission to UN edict. Babin recognizes the issues communities face through the import of UN mandated individuals.
Babin, however, needs to drop the politically correct terminology. These people being thrust upon this nation by the UN and the Obama administration are NOT refugees; they are Muslim invaders intent on waging jihad and turning the US into another Euro”trash”zone. Moreover, Babin needs to recognize the problem is Islam, plain and simple. Last, but not least, Babin and his Congressional cohorts need to recognize that Congress makes the laws, not Obama and certainly not the UN, in this nation. As a sovereign nation that makes laws regarding immigration, the US is under no obligation to accept any “UN designated” individuals for relocation. That decision on who to admit and accept rests solely within our government, specifically Congress who the Constitution authorizes to make laws concerning immigration and naturalization.
Of course, the liberal, communist, socialist Democrats and RINOs in both chambers of Congress are intent on helping Obama with his plan to destroy this nation. Babin’s bill may make it out of the House, might make it past the Senate, but His Royal Muslim will surely veto it. There would be almost zero chance getting enough Senate votes to override the veto. As been touted before, Boehner disagrees with impeachment and Gowdy blasts, “Have you met Joe Biden?” effectively removing a tenet of the Constitution without so much as an amendment to be ratified being proposed and presented to the States.
Many liberals and lukewarm Christians who support this invasion accuse those opposed as “being unchristian,” bigots, racists, Islamophobes and recite part of the Statue of Liberty inscription “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” as some indication of an “open door” policy. France gave “Lady Liberty,” made by a Frenchman, as a gift to the US with that inscription in place. However, that inscription did not say, “in violation of US laws, at the behest of one individual, one nation or one entity, and to the detriment of the people and national sovereignty.”
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Muslims Offended by July 4th So This U.S. Embassy Did the Unthinkable to Appease Them
The United States must be moving into some kind of twilight reality.
In 2015, it’s almost impossible to speak out against the horrors of Islam without being labeled an “Islamaphobe.”
If you dare defame a religion built on the abuse of non-muslims, women, Jews, and apostates it means you’re some kind of bigot who doesn’t care about other people.
The issue has recently come to the front lines of conversation after Pam Geller hosted a “Draw Mohammed” event in Texas that drew the ire of two ISIS backed radicals and inspired them to attack.
Liberals responded to the event and said Americans shouldn’t have the right to say anything against Islam as it might cause more violence.
And the government has also enacted policies to ensure Muslims don’t feel offended.
Both here in the U.S. as well as aboard.
One notable instance was how the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia decided they were going to celebrate the 4th of July an entire month early.
Their aim was to avoid offending Muslims as they celebrated the holiday of Ramadan which would last from June 17th-July 17th.
Remember, a 4th of July celebration would be conducted at the embassy, which is American property, and would in no way conflict with residents’ ability to celebrate their holiday.
But the U.S. is making this bold gesture to Muslims are aware of how tolerant we are.
The Jakarta Post wrote on the move:
The United States Embassy enjoyed its annual 4th of July celebration on Thursday, June 4, one month early, in order to respect the upcoming Ramadhan month, which will begin on June 17 and last for one month.
US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake and US Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian presided over the festivities, which involved brass band renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner and the Indonesian national anthem, Indonesia Raya.
Blake explained that the theme of the event leaned toward “green” development, which supported the US’ focus on building and promoting a green economy and more environmentally sustainable development.
He also praised Indonesia’s performance as a fully functioning democracy, aiming for further collaboration between the two countries in the years to come.
“The US will continue to support Indonesia in the future through its democratic achievements. Democracy is an American value which we have championed since [the country’s birth in] 1776,” Blake told the crowd during the festivities at his residence near Taman Suropati, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.
He added that moving the 4th of July celebrations to June 4 was one done out of respect for the upcoming Ramadhan month, which will last from June 17 to July 17.
What a noble gesture.
Think any of those Islamic countries would do the same thing for the United States when holidays are celebrated here?
You already know the answer to that.
Every time our government makes moves like this it’s a sign of weakness. We’re bowing to Islamic belief while refusing to honor our own sovereignty. Exposing the nape of our proverbial neck to a global enemy.
You can be sure this has everything to do with who’s in the Oval Office.
Had Bush been in office we would have never made such a weak-handed gesture.
But that’s the United States today. Land of the semi-free and home to a nation growing in the number of cowards per capita.
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U.S. cities ‘secretly selected’ for importing Muslims
With Muslim immigrants streaming into the United States at a rate of 100,000 per year, some of the communities targeted for new arrivals are seeking information on their new neighbors, only to be frustrated by federal bureaucrats and their hired contractors.
How does a city get on the U.S. State Department’s list of 190 communities selected for refugee resettlement? How can cities find out who will be coming and when? What services will they use, and what will be the cost to taxpayers?
And, the granddaddy of all questions: Can the communities be assured that foreign nationals with ties to ISIS, al-Shabab and other Islamic terrorist groups won’t slip through the government’s porous screening process posing as “refugees”?
The answers to these questions are simple. Very little information is available. And there are no guarantees that some very bad apples won’t arrive in your town, says a leading expert on the refugee resettlement program.
One community that is trying to get information right now is Spartanburg, South Carolina.
On March 16, Ann Corcoran, author of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, spoke at a national security summit in Columbia, South Carolina, hosted by former Defense Department analyst Frank Gaffney. A few days before that conference, on March 9, a story broke in the local Spartanburg newspaper that World Relief, one of the nine resettlement agencies that works under contract with the federal government, was planning to open an office in Spartanburg.
When an agency like World Relief opens an office in a city, it means refugees will be arriving soon. There are no public hearings or announcements in local media, Corcoran said. Typically a story will appear in the local newspaper just before or after the first arrivals appear in town.
Corcoran met some activists at Gaffney’s conference who wanted to find out more about the plans for resettling United Nations-certified refugees in their city.
“It is like pulling teeth to get any information,” Corcoran said. “And these are long-term grassroots activists who know how to get information.”
One of the activists is Christina Jeffrey, a political science professor and former U.S. House of Representatives historian who ran against Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., in last year’s Republican primary. Gowdy is now chairman of the House subcommittee on immigration and refugees.
“He is chair of this committee, and so they want to set up a refugee office in his home district, and we still can’t get any information,” Corcoran said.
Jeffrey has asked the federal government to prepare a comprehensive impact statement, detailing the impact the refugees will have on Spartanburg’s public services. Schools, health facilities, housing, the job market and public welfare programs will all be affected, but so far nobody is saying to what extent.
The mayor of Athens, Georgia, who asked for the same type of report last year, encountered the same blackout of information.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, residents have also inquired about how many more Somali refugees will be arriving in light of recent problems with Somali student protests at a local community college. Dozens of other Somalis have either left the country to fight for al-Shabab or ISIS while others have been charged and convicted with sending material support to overseas terrorist organizations.
“They’re trying to get information because residents have heard the rumor that there are 1,500 more Somalis getting ready to be resettled there in St. Cloud,” Corcoran said.
The resettlement agencies hold lots of meetings and place lots of phone calls with “stakeholders” in the targeted communities, but these collaborative efforts almost always occur outside of the public spotlight.
“The term ‘stakeholders’ does not apply to you, the taxpayer footing the bill for all of this,” Corcoran said.
According to a March 8 article in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, “a partnership of faith leaders” called Come Closer Spartanburg issued an invitation more than a year ago to World Relief to open a refugee office in Spartanburg. The March 8 article was the first public revelation of this effort even though World Relief had been working behind the scenes with “stakeholders” for a year. An initial group of 65 refugees will arrive this year, starting in April or May, from Congo, Bhutan and Syria.
Jeffrey, in a March 30 op-ed in the local newspaper, shed more light on the group, Come Closer Spartanburg, and its goals:
“On its website, Come Closer Spartanburg describes the city of Spartanburg as ‘home to what has been identified as the fifth most dangerous neighborhood in the United States. We have extremely high rates of unemployment, poverty and domestic violence. Overall, we were recently listed as the fourth most ‘miserable’ city to live in our country. It does not take long to realize that we are a city in need of transformation.”
Jeffrey discovered that the objective is to plant a “seed community” in Spartanburg that will eventually blossom and transform the city. The federal government is creating communities within communities often pitted against each other economically and culturally.
It’s the same tactic that has been used for decades in Europe.
“Looking at other U.S. cities with new refugee communities, it appears that contractors often keep sending refugees to the same place until there is a community within a community. Unassimilated communities have created problems in Europe, and we are beginning to have similar problems here in the United States (witness Milwaukee, Wis., and Lewiston, Maine),” Jeffrey writes.
Corcoran said the word “assimilation” is no longer used by the resettlement agencies and their friends in the federal government. Rather, the new buzzword is “integration.” The goal of integration is to have a multitude of diverse cultures living side by side in “coexistence” but never assimilating.
President Obama issued an executive memorandum dated Nov. 21, 2014, to all federal agencies directing them on “Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrated Immigrants and Refugees.”
This sort of backroom dealing between the federal government, its hired resettlement contractors and local officials is not designed to provide information to the people who live and work in the targeted refugee cities, Corcoran said.
“They don’t like this whole idea that their town is being secretly selected,” she said. “This has been going on for over a year now in Spartanburg, and the refugees are now due to start arriving in a month or so. And these people have no information until it’s actually upon them.”
The mayor of Athens, Nancy Denson, requested a plan. The city of Spartanburg is asking for the same consideration.
“That’s what these people in Spartanburg are asking for, and they are asking that when you have a plan that you present it publicly at a public hearing,” Corcoran said. “They don’t want to have to show any of that to the public. They’re saying it’s only 65; well, it’s only 65 for the first year. It will continue to be more every year afterward once you become a seed community.”
Of the more than 500 Syrian refugees brought to the U.S. so far this past year, 90 percent of them have been Muslim, Corcoran said.
Corcoran is pushing for reform of the refugee system in America.
She believes communities targeted for resettlement should be entitled to an economic and social impact study.
“And they should put it out for review at multiple public hearings, because once the public hears this, what we find is they don’t want it,” she said. “Because they say, ‘We are struggling with our own homeless, our own mentally ill and poorly educated. Why do we need to take in other countries’ problems?”
Outside of the financial hurdles and the drain on social services, the security issue is perhaps the most troublesome for cities on the receiving end of these seedling communities.
WND reported in February that a senior FBI counter-terrorism official, Michael Steinbach, testified before the House homeland security committee and admitted that the U.S. lacks the capability to properly screen out terrorists and terrorist sympathizers from the ranks of the U.N. refugee program.
Another issue is school overcrowding and the need to pay for interpreters and tutors who can speak obscure tribal languages. A Spartanburg activist was scheduled to meet with Gowdy Wednesday to discuss the impact of refugees on the local education system.
Corcoran said World Relief has been withholding basic information on its resettlement plans, such as how many refugees will be coming from what countries over what time frame and their religious affiliations.
“They’re saying Syrians, Bhutanese and or Congolese. These World Relief lackeys our activists are dealing with on the local level are saying it’s only going to be Syrian Christians, which is BS,” Corcoran said. “Ninety percent of the Syrians coming into the country right now are Muslim. But they lie to them and tell them it’s going to be Christians. That is just not so; they don’t get to pick like that. They’re going to get the whole mix (as assigned by the United Nations), and they’re probably going to get Somalis, too.
“The bottom line here, though, is that they’re trying to get the information pulled out from everyone who is looking into this.
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Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department
Brotherhood seeks to rally anti-Sisi support
The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013.
One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page.
That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for Judges for Egypt, a group reported to have close ties to the Brotherhood.
The delegation also includes Gamal Heshmat, a leading member of the Brotherhood, and Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery, a Brotherhood member who served as a parliamentarian from Luxor.
Sharaby, the Brotherhood-aligned judge, flashed the Islamist group’s popular symbol in his picture at the State Department and wrote in a caption: “Now in the U.S. State Department. Your steadfastness impresses everyone,” according to an independent translation of the Arabic.
Another member of the delegation, Maha Azzam, confirmed during an event hosted Tuesday by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID)—another group accused of having close ties to the Brotherhood—that the delegation had “fruitful” talks with the State Department.
“Maha Azzam confirms that ‘anti-coup’ delegation, which includes 2 top [Muslim Brothers], had ‘fruitful’ conversations at State Dept,” Egypt expert Eric Trager tweeted.
Assam also said that the department expressed openness to engagement, according to one person who attended the event.
Trager, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), told the Washington Free Beacon that the State Department is interested in maintaining a dialogue with the Brotherhood due to its continued role in the Egyptian political scene.
“The State Department continues to speak with Muslim Brothers on the assumption that Egyptian politics are unpredictable, and the Brotherhood still has some support in Egypt,” he said. “But when pro-Brotherhood delegations then post photos of themselves making pro-Brotherhood gestures in front of the State Department logo, it creates an embarrassment for the State Department.”
When asked to comment on the meeting Tuesday evening, a State Department official said, “We meet with representatives from across the political spectrum in Egypt.”
The official declined to elaborate on who may have been hosted or on any details about the timing and substance of any talks.
Samuel Tadros, an Egypt expert and research fellow at the Hudson Institute who is familiar with the delegation, said that the visit is meant to rally support for the Muslim Brotherhood’s ongoing efforts against to oppose Sisi.
“I think the Muslim Brotherhood visit serves two goals,” Tadros said. “First, organizing the pro Muslim Brotherhood movement in the U.S. among the Egyptian and other Arab and Muslim communities.”
“Secondly, reaching out to administration and the policy community in D.C.,” Tadros said. “The delegation’s composition includes several non-official Muslim Brotherhood members to portray an image of a united Islamist and non-Islamist revolutionary camp against the regime.”
The delegation held several public events this week in Maryland and Virginia, according to invitations that were sent out.
Patrick Poole, a terrorism expert and national security reporter, said the powwow at the State Department could be a sign that the Obama administration still considers the Brotherhood politically viable, despite its ouster from power and a subsequent crackdown on its members by Egyptian authorities.
“What this shows is that the widespread rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East, particularly the largest protests in recorded human history in Egypt on June 30, 2013, that led to Morsi’s ouster, is not recognized by the State Department and the Obama administration,” Poole said.
“This is a direct insult to our Egyptian allies, who are in an existential struggle against the Muslim Brotherhood, all in the pursuit of the mythical ‘moderate Islamists’ who the D.C. foreign policy elite still believe will bring democracy to the Middle East,” Poole said.
The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist
It’s a fictitious name the Obama administration invented to deceive us.
By Andrew C. McCarthy
We’re being had. Again.
For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt decisively with the terrorist threat, rendering it a disparate series of ragtag jayvees. Second, he asserts that the threat is unrelated to Islam, which is innately peaceful, moderate, and opposed to the wanton “violent extremists” who purport to act in its name.
Now, the president has been compelled to act against a jihad that has neither ended nor been “decimated.” The jihad, in fact, has inevitably intensified under his counterfactual worldview, which holds that empowering Islamic supremacists is the path to security and stability. Yet even as war intensifies in Iraq and Syria — even as jihadists continue advancing, continue killing and capturing hapless opposition forces on the ground despite Obama’s futile air raids — the president won’t let go of the charade.
Hence, Obama gives us the Khorosan Group.
There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.
You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one. It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the Iranian–Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.
The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s U.S.-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaeda, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaeda.”
“Core al-Qaeda,” you are to understand, is different from “Jabhat al-Nusra,” which in turn is distinct from “al-Qaeda in Iraq” (formerly “al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia,” now the “Islamic State” al-Qaeda spin-off that is, itself, formerly “al-Qaeda in Iraq and al-Sham” or “al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant”). That al-Qaeda, don’t you know, is a different outfit from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula . . . which, of course, should never be mistaken for “al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,” “Boko Haram,” “Ansar al-Sharia,” or the latest entry, “al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.”
Coming soon, “al-Qaeda on Hollywood and Vine.” In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if, come 2015, Obama issued an executive order decreeing twelve new jihad jayvees stretching from al-Qaeda in January through al-Qaeda in December.
Except you’ll hear only about the jayvees, not the jihad. You see, there is a purpose behind this dizzying proliferation of names assigned to what, in reality, is a global network with multiple tentacles and occasional internecine rivalries.
As these columns have long contended, Obama has not quelled our enemies; he has miniaturized them. The jihad and the sharia supremacism that fuels it form the glue that unites the parts into a whole — a worldwide, ideologically connected movement rooted in Islamic scripture that can project power on the scale of a nation-state and that seeks to conquer the West. The president does not want us to see the threat this way.
For a product of the radical Left like Obama, terrorism is a regrettable but understandable consequence of American arrogance. That it happens to involve Muslims is just the coincidental fallout of Western imperialism in the Middle East, not the doctrinal command of a belief system that perceives itself as engaged in an inter-civilizational conflict. For the Left, America has to be the culprit. Despite its inbred pathologies, which we had no role in cultivating, Islam must be the victim, not the cause. As you’ll hear from Obama’s Islamist allies, who often double as Democratic activists, the problem is “Islamophobia,” not Muslim terrorism.
This is a gross distortion of reality, so the Left has to do some very heavy lifting to pull it off. Since the Islamic-supremacist ideology that unites the jihadists won’t disappear, it has to be denied and purged. The “real” jihad becomes the “internal struggle to become a better person.” The scriptural and scholarly underpinnings of Islamic supremacism must be bleached out of the materials used to train our national-security agents, and the instructors who resist going along with the program must be ostracized. The global terror network must be atomized into discrete, disconnected cells moved to violence by parochial political or territorial disputes, with no overarching unity or hegemonic ambition. That way, they can be limned as a manageable law-enforcement problem fit for the courts to address, not a national-security challenge requiring the armed forces.
The president has been telling us for years that he handled al-Qaeda by killing bin Laden. He has been telling us for weeks that the Islamic State — an al-Qaeda renegade that will soon reconcile with the mother ship for the greater good of unity in the anti-American jihad — is a regional nuisance that posed no threat to the United States. In recent days, however, reality intruded on this fiction. Suddenly, tens of thousands of terrorists, armed to the teeth, were demolishing American-trained armies, beheading American journalists, and threatening American targets.
Obama is not the manner of man who can say, “I was wrong: It turns out that al-Qaeda is actually on the rise, its Islamic State faction is overwhelming the region, and American interests — perhaps even American territory — are profoundly threatened.” So instead . . . you got “the Khorosan Group.”
You also got a smiley-face story about five Arab states joining the United States in a coalition to confront the terrorists. Finally, the story goes, Sunni governments were acting decisively to take Islam back from the “un-Islamic” elements that falsely commit “violent extremism” under Islam’s banner.
Sounds uplifting … until you read the fine print. You’ve got to dig deep to find it. It begins, for example, 42 paragraphs into the Wall Street Journal’s report on the start of the bombing campaign. After the business about our glorious alliance with “moderate” allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar who so despise terrorism, we learn:
Only the U.S. — not Arab allies — struck sites associated with the Khorasan group, officials said. Khorasan group members were in the final stages of preparations for an attack on U.S. and Western interests, a defense official said. Khorasan was planning an attack on international airliners, officials have said. . . . Rebels and activists contacted inside Syria said they had never heard of Khorasan and that the U.S. struck several bases and an ammunition warehouse belonging to the main al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria, Nusra Front. While U.S. officials have drawn a distinction between the two groups, they acknowledge their membership is intertwined and their goals are similar.
Oops. So it turns out that our moderate Islamist partners have no interest in fighting Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate. Yes, they reluctantly, and to a very limited extent, joined U.S. forces in the strikes against the Islamic State renegades. But that’s not because the Islamic State is jihadist while they are moderate. It is because the Islamic State has made mincemeat of Iraq’s forces, is a realistic threat to topple Assad, and has our partners fretting that they are next on the menu.
Meantime, though, the Saudis and Qatar want no trouble with the rest of al-Qaeda, particularly with al-Nusra. After all, al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch is tightly allied with the “moderate opposition” that these “moderate” Gulf states have been funding, arming, and training for the jihad against Assad.
Oh, and what about those other “moderates” Obama has spent his presidency courting, the Muslim Brotherhood? It turns out they are not only all for al-Qaeda, they even condemn what one of their top sharia jurists, Wagdy Ghoneim, has labeled “the Crusader war against the Islamic State.”
“The Crusaders in America, Europe, and elsewhere are our enemies,” Ghoneim tells Muslims. For good measure he adds, “We shall never forget the terrorism of criminal America, which threw the body of the martyred heroic mujahid, Bin Laden, into the sea.”
Obama has his story and he’s sticking to it. But the same can be said for our enemies.
— Andrew C. McCarthy is a policy fellow at the National Review Institute. His latest book is Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.
Grover Norquist – Slave to Islamists
Grover Norquist and the undermining of conservatism and America, a tale of greed and sedition. Grover is best known for founding Americans For Tax Reform at the request of President Ronald Reagan in 1985. Mr. Norquist has also been executive director of the College Republicans and the National Taxpayers Union. Grover worked as an economist and chief speech writer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Norquist was active in global politics as well, including his work within the support network for Colonel Oliver North. Norquist has had his fingers in the Islamic Free Market Institute and the advisory board for GOProud, a Conservative group that promotes the Conservative agenda for homosexuals, straights, transgendered, and their advocates, as well as the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the Conservative Political Action Conference, also known as CPAC. Grover is married to Samah Alrayyes, a Muslim and former director of the Islamic Free Market Institute.
Suhael Khan, an affiliate of the Muslims For America and member of the board at the ACU, which sponsors CPAC, has, along with Norquist, been accused of being influence peddlers for the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamic group based in Egypt but with global reach and the desire to turn America into an Islamic Caliphate. Khan, whose father ran a large mosque in Santa Clara, California, that catered to Osama Bin Laden’s number two, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, was on President George W. Bush’s staff at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks but was quickly moved to the Department of Transportation afterwards. Norquist is said to have been the one who got Khan into the White House. Khan has also been an advisor to CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, an unindicted terror co-conspirator, Hamas front group, and Muslim Brotherhood affiliate.
According to author Paul Sperry, many in Congress have no idea Khan is a Muslim and affiliated with anti-American groups. Norquist is an enabler for the advancement of Sharia Law in America, providing access to government officials that these Jihad-affiliated Muslims would not have access to without him. What Mr. Norquist is doing should cause alarm in the Conservative community. Grover is contributing materially to the advancement of Sharia Law in America, and his actions meet the definition of sedition.
Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute was funded by the American Muslim Council (AMC). The AMC was founded by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who is now serving a 23-year prison sentence for terrorism charges. Norquist’s seditious actions are part of the pre-violent Jihad method known as “Dawa” which is part of Islamizing a country before the final Jihad. Gaffney, a World Net Daily writer, explains, “Under dawa, radical Muslims seek to gain positions of influence within the targeted society and routinely lie to non-Muslims about their genuine intentions”. Of course, those in favor of Islam taking part in CPAC have played the “Islamaphobe” card. In turn, I would like to play the “Infidelophobe” card. Paul Sperry in his must-read book, “Infiltration” highlights Norquist and the meeting he was to lead between President Bush and a group of nefarious Muslims on September 11, 2001. The only reason the meeting did not take place had to do with Muslims flying planes into American buildings, an open declaration of Jihad upon America. Norquist has a lengthy history of being a tool for Islam and standing against freedom:
Norquist supports closing GITMO and transferring the prisoners to Illinois.
He supports bringing the Blind Sheik to New York for trial.
He supports America opening her borders and giving amnesty to all illegal aliens, including those of Islamic nature.
He also supports cutting defense spending drastically.
Grover Norquist and Khan’s involvement in CPAC and various Islamic groups that taint all that they do is written about at length in the book, “Shariah: The Threat To America”. In December, 2003, David Horowitz wrote that Norquist:
“… has formed alliances with prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities. Equally troubling is that the arrests of these individuals and their exposure as agents of terrorism have not resulted in noticeable second thoughts on Grover’s part or any meaningful effort to dissociate himself from his unsavory friends.”
Most recently, Mr. Norquist has stated that Conservatives should forget all about the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque, as it is not an Islamic victory mosque, which it most clearly is. Seventy percent of Americans oppose the mosque…maybe Norquist is not the heralded strategist he is purported to be.
Grover Norquist, from Reagan conservative to Islamic tool; Grover Norquist from patriotic values to financial whore. There can be no other reason Mr. Norquist is turning his back on Constitutional values other than his pursuit of the all-mighty dollar. Why in the world would he continually support the Jihadist movement in America if it were not about the money? No one sells out his country without selling out his soul.
General Gonzo S. Patton
Islam: What Non-Muslims Need To Know About Islam, and Why
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On Jan 21, Dr. Carl Goldberg presented “What Non-Muslims Need to Know About Islam, and Why” to the Surprise Tea Party Patriots.
Here are links to information handed out at the presentation:
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