-Palestinian Government Calls for War in Jerusalem
-Dempsey Explains Why US Didn’t Stop Islamic State Massacre of Tribe That Fought Back
-ISIS Has More Land, Money, and Fighters Than Al-Qaeda Had on 9/11
October 29, 2014 By Dr. Rich Swier
There is a growing concern that converts to Islam in America and Canada are ready, ideologically willing and certainly able to conduct individual attacks against soldiers, police and innocent civilians. This week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called for increased security at some federal buildings. The Associated Press reports:
Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.” The move came one week after a gunman in Ottawa fatally shot a soldier as he stood as a ceremonial guard at Ottawa’s National War Memorial, then stormed the Parliament building. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the shooting a terrorist attack.
As Mohammedans wage jihad against U.S. and Canadian citizens, in the name of Allah, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has published a list of American individuals and organizations it considers to be “Islamophobic.” The new CAIR website is Islamophobia.org.
The purpose of the CAIR website is, “[T]o monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry in American society. CAIR’s Islamophobia.org site presents detailed profiles of a number of individuals and institutions involved in the American Islamophobia network.” CAIR is characterize by some as a “moderate” Islamic organization. An anonymous quote on the internet states:
A radical Muslim wants to behead you. A moderate Muslim wants a radical Muslim to behead you.
On the list are Floridians Allen West, Guy Rogers, USF Professor Jonathan Matusitz, Dr. Rich Swier, Sam Kharoba and Tom Trento. The Islamic State has called for attacks against the United States targeting those who defame Mohammed. Are these men, women and organizations on the CAIR list designed to evoke the deadly passions of those who have joined the Islamic State in the U.S.?
Question: Will the Islamic State use the CAIR list of Islamophobes to attack these individuals?
Those individuals and organizations listed by CAIR as Islamophobic include:
Ali Sina A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations, Sina believes, “there is NOTHING good in Islam and that it is all evil.”
Allen West A former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Allen believes, ” Islam does not coexist.”
Anders Gravers A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations who also heads Stop Islamization of Europe.
Ann Coulter A conservative commentator who suggested that “we should invade their [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”
Ashraf Rameleh A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. When speaking about the September 11th attacks he said “they are not terrorists, they are jihad. They are for the Quran.”
Babu Suseelani a member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. In 2012 Suseelan told an audience “If we do not kill the bacteria, the bacteria will kill us. Muslims will breed like rats and they will be a majority.”
Bill Maher Bill Maher hosts a political satire program, Real Time with Bill Maher, on HBO. Despite his claim to hold progressive opinions, Maher consistently demonizes and stigmatizes the Muslim community.
Brian Kilmeade A Fox News Channel commentator. In June 2013, Kilmeade told a leader of the English Defence League, an anti-Muslim group known for violent protests, “We got your back.”
Brigitte Gabriel The head of Act for America. Gabriel has said, “America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam.”
Bryan Fischer The director of issues analysis at the American Family Association. According to Fischer, “Islam has no fundamental First Amendment claims, for the simple reason that it was not written to protect the religion of Islam.”
Carl Goldberg A member of the Arizona chapter of Act for America. According to an announcement for an October 2013 event, Goldberg can prove that “Islam is not just a religion but also a totalitarian and imperialistic ideology.”
Clare Lopez Lopez is the vice president for issues and analysis at the Center for Security Policy. She also a board member at the Clarion Project. In 2013, Lopez told an audience, “When people in other bona fide religions follow their doctrines they become better people — Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Jews. When Muslims follow their doctrine, they become jihadists.”
Cliff Kincaid A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. In 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups in the United States, listed Kincad among the “30 new activists heading up the radical right.”
Constance Gavras The director of the Illinois chapter of Act for America.
Daniel Pipes The founder and director of the Middle East Forum. Pipes is also connected to the National Review, Clarion Project, and Washington Times. Pipes is the grandfather of Islamophobia in the United States. In 1990 he wrote, “Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene…All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most.”
Dave Agema A former Michigan state legislator, Agema now represents his state as a national committeeman of the Republican National Committee. In early 2014, Agema made anti-Muslim comments on his Facebook account: “Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?
David Horowitz The founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that tracks hate in the United States, names Horowitz “the godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement.”
David Yerushalmi A co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center and employee of the Center for Security Policy. Yerushalmi beleives, “Our greatest enemy today is Islam.”
Debbie Anderson The leader of the Minneapolis chapter of ACT for America.
Debbie Robinson A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations. Robinson’s Q Society of Australia asserts, “Islam is not just another religion, but also a totalitarian ideology with a global agenda.”
Dorrie O’Brien O’Brien acts as a national mentor for ACT for America. According to O’Brien “Islam…is a poisoned well.”
Frank Gaffney The founder and president of the Center for Security Policy. Gaffney is also connected to the Washington Times, and Clarion Project. Gaffney has advocated renewing the House Un-American Activities Committee, a discredited McCarthy-era congressional committee that President Truman once described as “the most un-American thing in the country today.”
Glenn Beck Beck hosts the Glenn Beck show on the Blaze. In February, 2011, Beck hosted anti-Muslim speaker Joel Richardson on his Fox News program and the two “tied Islam to the Antichrist in the new testament.”
Guy Rodgers The executive director of ACT for America. In 2010, Rodgers “contended that Muslims should be treated differently because their legal system is inherently flawed.”
James Lafferty Originally known for his work with the Virginia Anti-Shariah Taskforce, Lafferty is now with both the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Jihad Watch.
State Rep. John Bennett of Oklahoma (R-Sallisaw) According to Bennett, Islam is “a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out.”
John Guandolo The founder of Understanding the Threat. Guandolo is a former FBI agent who trains law enforcement officers to believe in conspiracy theories such as his beleif that CIA Director Brennan is a secret Muslim.
Jonathan Matusitz The membership director for the central Florida chapter of Act for America and a professor at the University of Central Florida. Matusitz claims that Muslims “procreate like mushrooms after the rain” and that “the problem is Islam.”
Kamal Saleem A board member of Former Muslims United. In October 2012, Right Wing Watch posted a video of Saleem and noted that in that video, “Saleem alleged that Obama’s top speech writer and Sasha and Malia’s babysitter are both Islamic fundamentalists that are wielding secret power.”
Kevin Carroll A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations.
Lauren Green An anchor on the Fox News Channel.
Mano Bakh A key individual with the California group Concerned American Citizens. On its website, the group asserts, “The real source of the devastating 9/11 attack is the Islamic Ideology as prescribed in Quran.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) A Minnesota Republican, Bachmann is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In June 2012, Bachmann led a group of House Republicans on a series of five letters to federal inspectors alleging that the Muslim Brotherhood was infiltrating the U.S. government. The allegations primarily centered on an aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and were soundly rejected by Republican leadership.
Mike Huckabee A host on the Fox News Channel and former governor of Arkansas. Huckabee referred to Islam as the “antithesis of the gospel of Christ.” He also seemed to compare Muslim prayer being allowed in a church to the showing of pornographic films.
Nina Cunningham Cunningham serves on the boards of many anti-Islam organizations, including the Center for Security Policy, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and also the Clarion Project.
Nonie Darwish A founder of Former Muslims United. Darwish asserts that “Islam should be fought and should be conquered and defeated and annihilated.”
Oskar Freysinger A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. He played a leading role in the movement to ban Islamic minarets in Switzerland.
Pamela Geller The cautic mouthpiece of the U.S. Islamophobia network, Geller believes, “Hitler was inspired by Islam.”She blogs atAtlas Shrugs and is a leader with the American Freedom Defense Initiative, Jihad Watch, and Stop the Islamization of Nations. Note: Geller also heads Stop Islamization of America, but this entity is identified as an AFDI project.
Rep. Peter King (R-.N.Y.) Peter King represents a district centered in New York’s, Long Island. He served as chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee from 2010-2012. King has maintained that “80%, 85% of the mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists,” and that average Muslims “are loyal,” but “don’t come forward, they don’t tell the police what they know”. Additionally in 2007, Representative King said, “Unfortunately, we have too many mosques in this country.”
Richard Swier Swier is the director of the Sarasota, Fla. chapter of ACT for America. (EDITORS NOTE: Dr. Rich Swier has not been the Director of the Sarasota ACT for America chapter for 8 years.)
Rick Joyner Joyner is the president of the Oak Initiative. He is also the founder/director of Morningstar Ministries and the founder/director of Heritage National Ministries. He has authored more than forty books. His book The Harvest lays out some of his views on Islam: “Islamic terrorists will permeate the West with teams that target Christian organizations and leaders. This is in preparation for an Islamic assault upon the entire world. They will compile computer data on every Christian leader who has any kind of extra-local influence (i.e. newsletters, television or radio outreach).
Robert “Raphael” Shore A member of Clarion Project’s board of directors.
Robert Spencer A prolific member of the U.S. Islamophobia network, Spencer runs the Jihad Watch web site and is also connected with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and Stop Islamization of Nations.Spencer has referred to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as a “con man. Someone who is knowing [sic] that what he is saying is false, but is fooling his followers.” In the same video he asserts, “From a historical standpoint, it is not even clear that Muhammad existed.”
Roger Ailes Ailes is the president and CEO of Fox News Channel. According to a source who spoke to Rolling Stone, “He has a personal paranoia about people who are Muslim — which is consistent with the ideology of his network.”
Ryan Mauro Mauro is a staff member at the Clarion Project.
Sam Kharoba Kharoba is the founder of the Counter Terrorism Operations Center. He claims to have trained “over 20,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers. Kharoba has no formal academic degrees in Islamic studies and no experience in law enforcement. His only claim of any qualification is that he has a pre-university level certificate in Arabic culture, but Arabic culture is not Islam; in fact, only 20 percent of the world’s Muslims are Arabs. Upon review, it was found that large sections of Kharoba’s training manual were word-for-word identical to unreliable web-based sources. The investigation found his most common source was Wikipedia.
Scott Saunders Saunders is affilliated with the Virginia Beach, Va. chapter of Act for America.
Shalom Lewis Shalom Lewis is a cleric at the Congregation Etz Chaim synagogue in Marietta, Georgia. Etz Chaim’s website states Lewis “generates a caring warmth”, but his hateful speech about Islam is alarming and barbaric.
Stephanie Reis Reis is the Virginia State Director for Act for America. In 2010, as part of her welcome message for ACT’s Oklahoma chapter, Reis wrote, “The ideology, politics and religion of Islam has one purpose – to bring the world into submission to Islam and under its laws.”
Stephen Coughlin Now a fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Coughlin holds the beleif that belief that Islam “obligates Muslims to use violence in the name of spreading or defending the faith.”
Steven Crowder A Fox News Channel commentator, Crowder alleges “the real problem is the Quran.”
Steven Emerson The founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Upon reviewing a book he wrote, the New York Times determined that Emerson has “an unfamiliarity with the Middle East and a pervasive anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian bias”.
Timothy Wildmon The president of the American Family Association, Wildmon has said, “[Islam] is, in fact, a religion of war, violence, intolerance, and physical persecution of non-Muslims.”
Tommy Robinson A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of America. Founder of the English Defence League (EDL), Robinson was jailed in 2013 for “having entered the United States illegally using someone else’s passport” and again in 2014 for mortgage fraud.
Tom Trento Trento is the founder and director of The United West. He believes mosques exist to wage a “cultural jihad” against America.
Usama Dakdok According to the web site of Dakdok’s Straight Way of Grace Ministry one of the group’s goals is to “expose Islam for what it is, and yes it is worse than a cancer, and this can be shown clearly in the reading of the Qur’an and theHadith.”
Wafa Sultan Sultan is connected to both Former Muslims United and Stop Islamization of Nations. She says, “I don`t see any difference between radical Islam and regular Islam…You cannot be American and Muslim at the same time.”
Walid Shoebat The founder of the Forum for Middle East Understanding, Shoebat is the author of “The case for Islamophobia,’ a book published in March 2013. Shoebat’s training and speaking events are promoted using his credentials and his “background” as a former PLO terrorist who converted to Christianity. In 2011, CNN researchers “found no evidence” to support Shoebat’s trademark claim of being a “former PLO terrorist.”
Former Lieutenant General William Boykin A board member of the Oak Initiative. Boykin asserts that “[Islam] should not be protected under the First Amendment,” that there should be “no mosques in America,” that Islam is a “totalitarian way of life,” and that there can be no interfaith dialogue or cooperation between Muslims and Christians.
Zuhdi Jasser Jasser is founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a board member of the Clarion Project Under Jasser’s leadership, AIFD is embedded with groups that are dedicated to spreading false information, fear, and distrust of Islam and Muslims.
Palestinian Government Calls for War in Jerusalem
Calls for ‘day of rage’ against Israel on Friday as fears of intifada grow
October 30, 2014 BY: Adam Kredo
The Palestinian government has called on its “fighters” to launch a “day of rage” against Israel on Friday that will include armed attacks in Jerusalem, a move that has sparked fears that widespread riots could wreak havoc on the holy city.
Israeli authorities shut down access to Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque late Wednesday following the shooting of a Jewish citizen by Palestinian terrorists.
Israel’s call to block access to the Temple Mount area of Jerusalem’s Old City—the first such closure since 1967—led the Palestinian government to call for armed resistance and accuse Israel of declaring war.
“Fatah calls to its fighters and to the masses of the Palestinian people to aid the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem,” the Palestinians’ main political party said in a statement published Thursday and translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
“The movement called to set tomorrow as a day of rage throughout the homeland and in countries which are home to refugees, to express the Palestinian people’s opposition to any attack on the holy places and foremost among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” the statement said. “Consider desecration of Al-Aqsa as a declaration of a religious war against the Palestinian people and the Arab Islamic nations.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also escalated tensions on Thursday by accusing Israel of declaring war on the Palestinian people.
“This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted the leader as saying in comments made to the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency.
“We hold the Israeli government responsible for this dangerous escalation in Jerusalem that has reached its peak through the closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque this morning,” Abbas reportedly said.
The call for a new war on Israel comes just two months after Israel launched a major military operation in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip after terrorists stepped up rocket attacks on the Jewish state.
Middle East analysts expressed great concern about the situation and said that Abbas’s rhetoric could spark renewed violence in Jerusalem, a city that has experienced relative calm for quite some time.
“There is a very unique phenomena we’re observing right now, unlike anything we’ve seen before,” said Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).
“There really does appear to be a movement that is trying to win hearts and minds and to get people riled up,” said Schanzer, explaining that Palestinian activists in the Temple Mount area are reportedly stoking tensions against Israel.
“Usually, the West Bank or Gaza set the tone for conflicts with Israel. This time, Jerusalem Arabs are leading the charge,” Schanzer explained.
Abbas’ comments accusing Israel of declaring war via its closure of the Temple Mount could make an already volatile situation even worse.
“Abbas is taking a potentially combustible situation and pouring gasoline on it,” Schanzer said.
While hostilities in Jerusalem have been simmering since the July killing of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir—whose abduction came just days after the murder of three Israeli kids by Hamas—Wednesday’s attack on the Temple Mount appears to have sparked fears of a new intifada.
Al-Aqsa was sealed off by Israeli police following an attack on Jewish activist and Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who remains in critical condition.
The Palestinian government and its allies have used the closure to accuse Israel of trying to eradicate Muslim holy sites such as Al-Aqsa. Some officials have even called it a “conspiracy,” according to the Palestinian media.
Jordanian diplomat Hael Abd-el Hafiz Daud reportedly called the move “a dangerous escalation by the Israeli authorities and state terrorism that is unacceptable.”
“We cannot keep quiet about it,” Daud was reported to have said.
FDD’s Schanzer said that tensions are high going into Friday.
“We could be on the brink, but lets not declare war on behalf of the Palestinians,” he said.
The government-sanctioned calls for violence also come just days after tensions between the Israeli and U.S. administration reached historic new highs.
Obama administration officials were quoted as calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickenshit,” comments that roiled both governments and exposed a deep rift.
Noah Pollak, executive director of the pro-Israel Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), said that the Obama administration is abetting Palestinian violence.
“What adds fuel to the fire is the Obama administration’s endless hostility to Israel and refusal to ever criticize the Palestinians for incitement and anti-Semitism,” Pollak said. “Mahmoud Abbas instigates violence; Obama responds by calling him a man of peace.”
Dempsey Explains Why US Didn’t Stop Islamic State Massacre of Tribe That Fought Back
October 30, 2014
Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq did not prevent the massacre of 400 people from the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq’s al Anbar province because the U.S. did not have adequate ground intelligence to be made aware of the impending massacre.
“The Iraqi Security Forces in al Anbar province are in defensive positions and would be unlikely to be able to respond to a request for assistance from the Albu Nimr tribe,” Dempsey said. “We could, with our airpower, if we had the proper ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) at the point when it was requested.”
Dempsey said he was not aware that the Albu Nimr tribe made a request for assistance from U.S. or Iraqi Security Forces. He did note, however, that the massacre underlines the need to expand the “train, advise, and assist” program into al Anbar province.
CNN reporter Jim Scuitto pointed out that members of the Albu Nimr tribe were risking their lives in a way that the anti-IS coalition was “desperate” for. Yet, they received no aid except for an airdrop of meals on Monday.
Dempsey said unlike the airstrikes that stopped a massacre of Yezidis on Mt. Sinjar, the Albu Nimr massacre was more difficult to prevent because Islamic State forces were “intermingled” with those of the tribe.
ISIS Has More Land, Money, and Fighters Than Al-Qaeda Had on 9/11
30 Oct 2014 by AWR Hawkins
The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has more land, money, and fighters under its control than al-Qaeda had on September 11, 2001.
This was disclosed during discussions at a recent meeting between the Chicago area Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), American Armenian community members, Assyrian American leaders, and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), among others.
According to the Assyrian International News Agency, Senator Kirk told those gathered, “ISIS controls more money, fighters, and land than al-Qaeda did on 9/11 and is committing mass atrocities against women, children, and ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East.” He added that the threat posed by ISIS is real not only in the Middle East, but also in America–including the Chicago area.
Kirk said, “Members of Chicago’s Assyrian-American community and Illinois’ Middle East expert community highlighted how these barbaric terrorists pose grave threats not just overseas, but right here in Chicago.”
Breitbart News has tracked and reported on ISIS’ nearly unchecked growth over the past few months–from the June 10 fall of Mosul to Obama’s September 10 announcement that the U.S. would follow tactics used in Yemen and Somalia in fighting ISIS to ISIS’ call for radicalized Americans to go to the homes of U.S. soldiers and “slaughter them” to ISIS’ October assault on the Kurdish community in Kobane, Syria.
Throughout this time, Breitbart News also reported ISIS’ mass execution of Iraqi soldiers (July) and the late-August execution of 250 Syrian soldiers.
Additionally, Breitbart News reported ISIS’ beheading of two American journalists–James Foley and Steven Sotloff. This was followed by Senator Mark Udall’s (D-CO) September assurances that ISIS is “[not] an immediate threat to the homeland.”
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