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Why Mayor Bloomberg is Mistaken in his Support of 911 Mosque - Cordoba Initiative

By WILLIAM MAYER

June 30, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - Showing signs that he is feeling the heat from an increasing chorus of serious voices demanding a stop to the building of a proposed mega-mosque within throwing distance of the 911 ground zero site, Mayor Bloomberg has issued a clarifying statement regarding his support for the project.

"If somebody wants to build a religious house of worship, they should do it and we shouldn't be in the business of picking which religions can and which religions can't. I think it's fair to say if somebody was going to try to on that piece of property build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be yelling and screaming. And the fact of the matter is that Muslims have a right to do it too. What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody and I just- you know, if we are so afraid of something like this, what does it say about us? Democracy is stronger than this. You know, the ability to practice your religion is the- was one of the real reasons America was founded. And for us to say no is just, I think, not appropriate is a nice way to phrase it."

Bloomberg's statement is not at all surprising because supporting Rauf's project takes the path of least political resistance, it's the easy way out...at least at the current juncture, and therefore such a response is consistent with someone who apparently has few core beliefs aside from trying to cultivate a touchy-feely multicultural image.

Primarily, he errs in treating Rauf's proposal as if it was just another mundane project, removing it from the context necessary to properly weigh the issue.

The context is as follows:

Rauf is an Islamist, he believes in political Islam, extending, through the imposition of Islamic religious law, the reach of Shari'a. He believes that Shari'a should be integrated into the American system of governance, a position which by necessity dictates a consequent diminution of the foundational principles - especially the Judeo-Christian ethic - upon which this country and by extension the West, was built.

In his 2006 book, "What's Right with Islam," he states, "for America to score even higher on the 'Islamic' or 'Shariah compliance' scale, America would need to do two things: invite the voices of all religions to join the dialogue in shaping the nation's practical life and allow religious communities more leeway to judge among themselves according to their own laws..."

For a glimpse of where this logic can take a culture, one need only look at the UK where now, because of a reliance on the same simplistic relativism Bloomberg is employing, there exists a de-facto bifurcated society, one aggressively Muslim, the other passively post Judeo-Christian with an officially recognized, two-tiered system of jurisprudence, one for Muslims another for everyone else.

Tariq Ramadan Suing Rotterdam Municipality over Firing

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

June 30, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Professor Tariq Ramadan, an Islamist and the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan Al-Banna, is suing the municipality of Rotterdam for 75,000 Euros in compensatory damages claiming that his contract was illegally dissolved. His legal action is also fueled by claims that his "honor and dignity" have been impugned.

Ramadan was fired from his position as an integration advisor after he began appearing on a weekly Iranian government funded television show broadcast on Press TV.

Hate Imam Zakir Naik to Address Canadian Islamist Conference - Journey of Faith - via Video Link

By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER

June 29, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - Dr. Zakir Naik, a Muslim imam based in Mumbai, India who was denied entry into Canada because of his [Qur'an based] justification of violence as well as a long history of hateful statements made against non-Muslims, will nonetheless still be participating as a speaker at the July 2-4, Journey of Faith 3rd annual Islamic conference - held in Toronto - via a remote hookup.

Naik - a hard core fundamentalist - has in his speaking engagements displayed particular enmity towards the Jews, whom he has declared control the world through its financial institutions.

Naik also has condoned the killing of Muslim apostates, calling their offense "treason."

The conference [event website located at http://journeyconference.com/] is billed as North America's largest Muslim gathering, with the website suggesting their might be as many as 10,000 in attendance.

Speakers will also include radical clerics Abdur Raheem Green, who regularly urges jihad and Sheikh Hussein Yee who is known for his anti-Semitism.

The conference chairman Imam Saed Rageach, runs a mosque in Toronto which was attended by youths who are believed to have joined a Somali jihadist group. [source,http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/Banned+televangelist+slated+host+Toronto+Islamic+conference/3212770/story.html]

Filibuster Kagan: End This Charade

June 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - As noted here last week in Kagan's Tolerance of Creeping Shari'a While at Harvard Should Trouble Gays

Drawing upon a line of inquiry developed by Senator Jeff Sessions [R-Al] the Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney challenged the suitability of Ms. Elena Kagan - Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court - to serve in that capacity, "Her attitude towards the repressive legal code authoritative Islam calls Shariah and her enabling of efforts to insinuate it into this country." [source, Frank Gaffney, Dir. Center for Security Policy, Courting Shariah, June 21, 2010, http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18432.xml]

Kagan's situational ethics were first called into question by Sessions in a floor speech delivered by him on June 16.

"Information has come to light suggesting that Ms. Kagan may...have been less morally principled in her approach than has been portrayed. Around the same time that Dean Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters - citing what she saw as the evils of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi Royal family to establish a center for ''Islamic Studies'' and Shariah law.

An Obama State Department report concerning Saudi Arabia and the Shariah law concept noted: 'Under Shariah, as interpreted in [Saudi Arabia], sexual activity between two persons of the same gender is punishable by death or flogging.'

Ms. Kagan was perfectly willing to obstruct the military, which has liberated countless Muslims from the hate and tyranny of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban, but it seems she was willing to sit on the sidelines as Harvard created a center funded by - and dedicated to - foreign leaders presiding over a legal system that would violate what would appear to be her position." [source, ibid]

Bin Talal, the funder of Harvard's thinly disguised domestic jihad center - the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard [see, http://islamicstudies.harvard.edu] - is a notorious figure. His offer of $10 million to Mayor Giuliani immediately after September 11, was refused because of his support for Palestinian terrorists.

Bat Ayin Update - Israeli Pogrom Against Its People Continues, will Yosef Chai Yeshiva be Next?

June 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - On the morning of June 23, dozens of what amounted to heavily armed government storm troopers descended upon the Israeli community of Bat Ayin and destroyed two dwellings which had been declared illegal under the Netanyahu government's policy of bowing to the dictates of team Obama's Islamist friendly administration. The large para-military presence, arriving at the crack of dawn, seemed an ominous warning of worse things to follow.

As opposed to the genteel paintball gun approach which occasioned the interdiction of the recent Hamas terror support flotilla, the citizens of Bat Ayin were met with body armor, side arms and machine guns.

Locals have been terrorized by their own government throughout the process and wonder if this raid is a portent of even more violent action to come, invoking unsettling allusions to the worst pre-Hollocaust days in Europe.

While some are blaming Defense Minister Ehud Barack - a Clinton era stooge, whose PM campaign was run out of the WH by James Carville - for the recent uptick in settlement harassment, many see PM Netanyahu as at least equally culpable and hiding behind his defense minister's skirt.

With action set to commence against Yosef Chai Yeshiva this week, the anticipation of imminent violence - Jew against Jew - is palpable.

Dutch Jews Under Increasing Attack From Moroccan Muslims

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

June 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - Jews in Amsterdam have had to resort to meeting in a "hidden synagogue" after a series of anti-Semitic attacks by Moroccan youth on anyone whom they perceive to be Jewish.

According to the Dutch news source Trouw, "The number of violent incidents directed at Jews has increased lately. In the new part of the city Amsterdam-West a hidden synagogue has been started, without any clear Jewish signs. The visitors are also not recognizable as Jewish. Jews in the area are regularly threatened by Moroccan youth." [source,http://www.trouw.nl/nieuws/nederland/article3103268.ece/Asscher_vindt_inzet_van_lokjoden_een_optie.html]

Dhimmi Alert - Christian Missionaries Arrested at Dearborn Islam Festival - Presence Offensive to Muslims

June 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - Four Christian missionaries in Dearborn were recently subjected to a Shari'a enforcement action, arrested by local police for the "crime" of distributing non-Islamic religious leaflets at a Muslim festival.

The Dearborn 4 are being represented by the Thomas More Law Center, a public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan which specializes in the preservation of religious liberty.

Arrested for breach of peace were, Negeen Mayel, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, and David Wood.

Mayel an Afghani immigrant and convert to Christianity, had her camera seized by police even though she was over 100 feet away from the event.

The Dearborn police department is run by Ron Haddad, its first Arab American chief.

Contacted for a comment, Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, stated:

"These Christian missionaries were exercising their Constitutional rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion, but apparently the Constitution carries little weight in Dearborn, where the Muslim population seems to dominate the political apparatus. It's apparent that these arrests were a retaliatory action over the embarrassing video of the strong arm tactics used last year by Festival Security Guards. This time, the first thing police officers did before making the arrests was to confiscate the video cameras in order to prevent a recording of what was actually happening."

Watch Suriname's Desi Bouterse!

By EMERSON VERMAAT

June 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Convicted drug criminal and former military coup leader Desi Bouterse very much wants to be the next president of Suriname, a former Dutch colony. His party "The Mega Combination" (MC) won the parliamentary elections last May, winning 23 of the 51 seats in parliament. Since he failed to gain an absolute majority in parliament, he first tried allign himself with his former foe Ronnie Brunswijk, another convicted drug criminal whose "A Combination" won 7 seats. But recent excessive political demands made by Bouterse turned out to be unacceptable to Brunswijk. So it is now rather unlikely that Mr. Bouterse will be Suriname's next president. Yet, Mr. Bouterse is a man to watched closely.

As military coup leader back in the 1980s, Bouterse flirted with Nicaragua's neo-Marxist Sandinists, Grenada's Marxist prime minister Maurice Bishop and Fidel Castro's Cuba. And he is now on very good terms with Venezuela's eccentric president Hugo Chávez and probably likes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, too.

Both Bouterse and Chávez supplied weapons to Colombia's Marxist guerrilla movement FARC. Democracy in Suriname was restored in 1987 but Bouterse has remained a powerful figure ever since. In July 1999, he was convicted in absentia in the Netherlands for drug trafficking. In March 1986, Bouterse's assistant Etienne Boerenveen, a close associate of Desi Bouterse, was arrested in Miami. Posing as Latin American drug dealers US Drug Enforcement Administration officials had set a trap for him. In exchange for ten million dollars Boerenveen told them Surinamese airports, roads and ports would be made available for drug transports.

Imam Faisal Rauf - Leader of 911 Mosque Building Project - Refuses to Condemn Hamas

By WILLIAM MAYER

June 23, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - For those accustomed to dealing with Islamists posing as moderates, one of the most useful techniques for determining the genuineness of their claim is posing the simple question, "Do you support Hamas?"

Since support of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood is almost emblematic among radical Muslims, few if any are willing to condemn these organizations in public - it's a bad career move, could stop funding.

With this in mind Aaron Klein, a World Net Daily reporter and host of a New York radio talk show, invited Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf - the lead proponent of an effort [the Cordoba Initiative] to construct a towering mosque within throwing distance of Ground Zero, the former World Trade Center destroyed by Muslim terrorists on September 11, 2001 - to appear on his program.

It's still unclear why Rauf decided to call his building plan the Cordoba Initiative, given Spain's unpleasant experience during its 700 odd years of Islamic subjugation.

Getting the interview started, and after posing a number on innocuous questions to the imam, which he fielded in his usual deft manner, Klein went on the offensive, asking Rauf pointedly if Hamas was a terrorist organization as designated in 1995 by the Clinton State Department.

Rauf responded in what has now become the classic manner of the Islamist.

He adamantly refused to identify Hamas as a terrorist group, nervously dancing around the topic while claiming he was a "bridge builder," doing everything he could to avoid directly confronting the issue. [see, World Net Daily, June 20, 2010, Ground Zero' imam makes stunning terror comments, Claims to support peace but refuses to condemn violent jihad groups, http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=168797]

When asked by Klein if the Muslim Brotherhood - the Egyptian terrorist organization which created Hamas - was a terrorist organization, Rauf responded in a similar manner refusing to condemn the organization which has served as the ideological inspiration for all modern jihadism, including al-Qaeda.

Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad Pleads Guilty - "I Consider Myself a Mujahedeen and a Muslim Soldier"

June 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - Accused Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American Muslim, today pleaded guilty in New York Federal District Court before judge Miriam Cedarbaum.

The most serious of the charges - attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and an act of attempted terrorism transcending national boundaries - both carry mandatory life sentences.

Shahzad appeared petulant during the proceedings, at one point glaring while stating that he considered himself a "Muslim soldier," engaged in warfare against the United States.

Kyl Charges - Obama Won't Secure Border Without Amnesty for Illegals

June 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNew.org - Raising the stakes in the administration's efforts to quash Arizona's immigration law, Senator John Kyl [R-AZ] charged in a recent town hall meeting that in a private conversation with the president, Mr. Obama indicated he was holding securing of the border hostage to his larger desire to grant amnesty to America's estimated 12-15 million illegal Mexican aliens.

The WH has denied that Obama suggested such a trade-off.

Kagan's Tolerance of Creeping Shari'a While at Harvard Should Trouble Gays

June 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Drawing upon a line of inquiry developed by Senator Jeff Sessions [R-Al] the Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney challenged the suitability of Ms. Elena Kagan - Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court - to serve in that capacity, "Her attitude towards the repressive legal code authoritative Islam calls Shariah and her enabling of efforts to insinuate it into this country." [source, Frank Gaffney, Dir. Center for Security Policy, Courting Shariah, June 21, 2010, http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18432.xml]

Kagan's situational ethics were first called into question by Sessions in a floor speech delivered by him on June 16.

"Information has come to light suggesting that Ms. Kagan may...have been less morally principled in her approach than has been portrayed. Around the same time that Dean Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters - citing what she saw as the evils of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi Royal family to establish a center for ''Islamic Studies'' and Shariah law.

An Obama State Department report concerning Saudi Arabia and the Shariah law concept noted: 'Under Shariah, as interpreted in [Saudi Arabia], sexual activity between two persons of the same gender is punishable by death or flogging.'

Ms. Kagan was perfectly willing to obstruct the military, which has liberated countless Muslims from the hate and tyranny of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban, but it seems she was willing to sit on the sidelines as Harvard created a center funded by - and dedicated to - foreign leaders presiding over a legal system that would violate what would appear to be her position." [source, ibid]

Bin Talal, the funder of Harvard's thinly disguised domestic jihad center - the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard [see, http://islamicstudies.harvard.edu] - is a notorious figure. His offer of $10 million to Mayor Giuliani immediately after September 11, was refused because of his support for Palestinian terrorists.

Napolitano Continues Perfidy at Dept of Homeland Security

June 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Arguing in favor of continuing the electronic surveillance techniques brought into play post 9/11 by the GW Bush administration - furiously resisted by the Democrat party and this president - Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano stated before the lefty American Constitution Society for Law and Policy that, "The First Amendment protects radical opinions, but we need the legal tools to do things like monitor the recruitment of terrorists via the Internet." [source, AP via Fox News, Napolitano: Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism, June 18, 2010, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/18/napolitano-internet-monitoring-needed-fight-homegrown-terrorism/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Text+-+Politics%29]

Of course to this crowd any talk of actually interdicting communication between terrorists brings cries of outrage and threats of lawsuits.

Entirely missing from Napolitano's address was mention of the now officially banned terms "Islamic terrorism," or "jihadism" - wouldn't want to offend the terrorists, and that really is the question at hand.

Will PM Netanyahu Allow the Pogrom-like Destruction of Yosef Chai Yeshiva?

June 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It appears that without the personal intervention of PM Netanyahu, the Yosef Chai Yeshiva/Shul will be destroyed under the ruse of an alleged 11 year old work stoppage order.

The institution - deemed vital by locals - has been at the center of controversy including a brush with the IDF on Israel's Independence Day and efforts by yeshiva supporters to resist continued Arab violence.

"I met with the Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchok Shapira and the yeshiva director, Itamar Pozen. They shared with me the tzav harisa, the destruction order, and a package of documents proving their legal status (attached), and the fact that numerous departments in the Israeli government participated in the building of the yeshiva. How can we be illegal, they asked, if the government put in the infrastructure, if the government authorized the mortgage, etc." [source, Rabbi Pesach Lerner, We Cannot Let a Yeshiva/Shul in Israel be Destroyed, Arutz Sheva, June 15, 2010, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/blogs/blog.aspx/9]

Obama Cairo Speech Blowback Leaves Middle East in Shambles

June 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A little over a year after the president's much ballyhooed Muslim outreach speech delivered in Cairo, Egypt, the results seem to be in.

The picture they present is not pretty; with the level of political disintegration accelerating across the Middle East; it's difficult to find a single positive development that would caution against rejecting Mr. Obama's "new tone" with Islam.

A few observations:

1. Gaza flotilla - this event should be considered the poster child for the failed Obama foreign policy. The reflexive condemnation of Israel by the majority of world opinion - and the nonexistent level of support for the Jewish state coming out of official DC - has done nothing but embolden the enemy.

2. Turkey appears to be lost for the foreseeable future - at least to this government. Erdogan, feeling the pressure from Turkeys resurgent Islamists, especially the Republican Peoples Party [CHP] has removed constraints on those similarly aligned. By playing up Turkey's leadership role in the Gaza flotilla, Erdogan had ridden a wave of popular approval evident in huge pro-Hamas street demonstrations. Unless things change substantially and very quickly, you can assign the loss of Turkey to the amateurs in the WH.

3. Hamid Karzai - Fearful of being abandoned by the administration, the Afghan president is wisely hedging bets with the Taliban in anticipation of what might result from a hasty U.S. withdrawal. In his latest statements Karzai is claiming that the U.S. can't defeat Taliban which plays into the narrative that U.S. Commander Gen. William McChrystal is being hindered by Kabul's reluctance to assist in the much anticipated push against enemy strongholds in Helmand and other key provinces. Additionally, it appears that most of team Obama's on the ground Afghan advisors, especially the estimable Clinton retread Richard Holbrook [U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan] can't seem to get along with the government which team Obama is professing to aid. The animosity is particularly evident between Karzai and Holbrooke, who was MIA during Obama's March visit to the area, posing the question who is running day to day operations?

U.S. Ambassador to UN, Susan Rice - U.S. Won't Block UN Investigation of Gaza Flotilla Incident

June 14, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Susan Rice indicated that the United States will not block a UN led "international investigation," of the events surrounding the Israeli interdiction of a Hamas support ship which was attempting to run the naval blockade of Gaza two weeks ago.

Pressed repeated by Chris Wallace, Rice attempted to place the Obama administration's refusal to block what many feel would become another Israel bashing, in the best light but to little effect.

Muslim Congressmen to Speak at Islamist Conference

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

Both Congressman Keith Ellison [DFL-MN] and Andre Carson [D-IN] are scheduled to speak at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA].

ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the United States' most extensive prosecution of terror funding, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [HLF], which proved the phony Islamic charity HLF, gave at least $12 million dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

ISNA has credibly been reported as having substantial funding from Saudi Arabia, "Some of ISNA's own members have raised concerns on another issue: large donations from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia follows an extreme version of Islam known as Wahhabism, and questions continue to swirl around Saudi connections to terrorism, including the attack on 9-11. A videotape obtained by Eyewitness News shows a 1994 ISNA convention where one member questioned why the organization accepted more than $500,000 dollars in Saudi donations. "I don't think Saudi Arabia is a good model for one of the largest organizations ." [source, http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=1518794&nav=DqSHJ2nO]

Obama Rep Rashid Hussain Keynotes at Islamist Conference

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

June 9, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago recently held its annual dinner event. In attendance was Rashad Hussain - United States Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Deputy Associate Council to President Obama - who delivered the keynote address.

Hussain was introduced by Safaa Zazour the secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America. ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the United States' most extensive prosecution of terror funding, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, which proved the phony Islamic charity Holy Land, gave at least $12 million dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Disgraced ex-MP George Galloway Urges Breaking Gaza Blockade Via Syria and Jordan

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

June 8, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Former UK MP George Galloway whose Viva Palestina organization is coordinating another Gaza convoy which he vowed "will leave Britain shortly after the end of Ramadan in September and travel through Europe, down through Turkey and Syria into Jordan." [source, Arutz Sheva, George Galloway: ?Break the Embargo? Via Syria and Jordan, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137945]

He added that Viva Palestina - which has been accused of acting as a charity front for Hamas - will be sending a flotilla of boats to Gaza.

Galloway, controversial at best, has been linked to the U.N's infamous Oil for Food Scandal, about which the Heritage Foundation issued a report, partially quoted below...

AG Holder Honored by Saudi Funded Group - American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - Delivers Keynote Address

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

June 8, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On June 4, Attorney General Eric Holder was the keynote speaker at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's [ADC] 30th annual convention where he received both the Excellency in Advocacy Award and Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award. He thanked them for the "tremendous honor." [source, April 1, 2010, ADC website, US Attorney General Eric Holder to Keynote Civil Rights Luncheon at ADC's 30th Anniversary National Convention, http://www.adc.org/media/press-releases/2010/april-2010/us-attorney-general-eric-holder-to-keynote-civil-rights-luncheon-at-adcs-30th-anniversary-national-convention]

The ADC is heavily funded by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, whose offer of $10 million dollars to the 9/11 victims fund was rejected by then New York mayor Rudy Giuliani after the prince implied that America had provoked the attacks, suggesting that it reexamine its policy in the Middle East. Bin Talal has also held telethons to raise money for the families of suicide bombers.

"Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced he was donating $6 million to help the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) to buy its own office building, Arab News reported today. The announcement was made at the ADC's gala dinner Sunday, which was attended by nearly 2,000 Arab-Americans from throughout the United States." [source, June 1, 2005, Saudiinf.com, Prince Alwaleed Donates $6m to ADC on Its Anniversary, http://www.saudinf.com/main/y8222.htm]

Thousands Attend NY Protest Against Ground Zero Mosque

June 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The human rights group Stop Islamization of America [SIOA] sponsored an extremely well attended rally in lower Manhattan on June 6, to protest the planned construction of a large mosque overlooking Ground Zero.

SIOA has long been active in defending human rights, religious liberty as well as ensuring preservation of freedom of speech against Islamic supremacist intimidation and attempts to make the United States compliant with Shari'a [Islamic law].

The event was held at the corner of Church and Liberty Streets, near the site of the September 11, 2001 Muslim terrorist attack.

Turnout was impressive, despite the last minute cancelling of a previously issued permit. Participants came from as far away as Washington state, California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, South Carolina, Florida, and elsewhere. Many religious denominations were represented including Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, atheists and Muslims of conscience.

Police estimated the size of the crowd to be 5,000 but independent sources put the figure closer 10,000.

Supporting groups included the Freedom Defense Initiative; ACT for America (ACT Manhattan chapter); Z Street; SIOE; No Mosque at Ground Zero; Staten Island Tea Party; American Bulldogs; VAST; the Center for Security Policy; Shalom International; the Unity Coalition for Israel; 911 Families; Indian American Intellectuals Forum; Veterans Against Jihad (VAJ); and Faith Freedom International.

A large contingent of speakers addressed the group's concerns including Pamela Geller Executive Director, SIOA and Robert Spencer, Associate Director, SIOA.

Also giving voice to their concerns were C. Lee Hanson [lost his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter on 9/11], Anders Gravers [of Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE)], Simon Deng [a Sudanese ex-slave and campaigner for human rights for Sudanese Christians], Richard Connerney [department oh philosophy, Pace University], James Lafferty [Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force], Nonie Darwish [ex-Muslim and author of Now They Call Me Infidel and Cruel and Usual Punishment, a book about Shari'a], Jay Townsend [GOP candidate for U.S. Senate], Nelly Braginskaya [9/11 Family Member who lost her son], Dr. Babu Suseelan [Hindu leader and human rights activist] Beverly Carlson [Founder of The Band of Mothers], Larry Savinkin [father of Vladimir Savinkin, President of September 11 Family Group, uniting 9/11 families from Russian-American community], Dan Maloney [NY Director of Gathering of Eagles and Congressional candidate, NY Dist. 4], Herbert London [Hudson Institute], Alan T. DeVona [PAPD WTC 9/11/01 Patrol Sergeant at the time of the terrorist attack]

A common theme connected the speakers - that the proposed [and murkily funded] mosque is confrontational in the extreme and represents an insult to the Americans who were murdered there, as well as it being a manifestation of a radically intolerant belief system put forward by Islamists that is incompatible with the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

The event's main organizers were SIOA executive director Pamela Geller [a popular blogger and columnist [http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com] and SIOA associate director Robert Spencer, the bestselling author and director of [JihadWatch.org]. Geller is the author (with Spencer) of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton), coming July 27 from Simon & Schuster.

Iran's Make Believe Relief Organization - Red Crescent - Threatens Further Flotilla Provocation

June 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to information carried on a semi-official Iranian website, Mehr, Iran's Red Crescent has announced that it will attempt to breach Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

"Iran's Red Crescent Society (RCS) will send humanitarian aids including food and medical supplies to Gaza in the coming days...The aid group is also preparing to send two relief ships to the coast of Gaza..." [source, [http://www.mehrnews.com/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=1096712]

The Red Crescent is considered to be a fraudulent healthcare organization which often functions as a jihadist tool.

"The use by terrorist organizations of medical resources, particularly ambulances, in order to bypass the searches and security checks in IDF checkpoints emphasizes the need for a security check of medical vehicles," an IDF statement announced. "Such searches are conducted in order to ensure that ambulances are not used by terrorists in an attempt to transport terrorists, weaponry and explosive devices." One of the most prominent incidents highlighted by Israeli security agencies is the suicide bombing attack on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem on January 27, 2002, in which an Israeli civilian was killed and over 100 were injured. The suicide bombing was carried out by Waffa Idris, a resident of the Amari refugee camp near Ramallah. Idris acted as a medical secretary in the Palestinian Red Crescent. Following an investigation by Israeli security forces, it appears that the Palestinian suicide bombers were dispatched to carry out the attack by Muhamad Hababa, a resident of the village of Beit Iksa near Ramallah, a Tanzim operative and an ambulance driver of the Palestinian Red Crescent. An additional associate to the terror attack was Munzar Nur, a resident of Anabta, near Tulkarm, which worked for the Palestinian Red Crescent as well." [http://www.israelnewsagency.com/palestinianambulancesterrorism1009.html]

Iran tried a similar stunt in 2009 only to find its ships turned back by Israeli forces.

U.S. Muslim Groups Demand Meeting with Obama, Urge End of Gaza Blockade

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

June 4, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] and the American Arab Institute [AAI] are demanding - via an open letter to president Obama - an opportunity to meet with him in order to, "call for an end to blockade of Gaza...[and] to discuss the recent incident of violence against the humanitarian aid convoy traveling to Gaza."

ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in one of America's largest terror trials, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation. The successful prosecution resulted in the conviction of all of the defendants on 108 charges and proved that the phony Muslim charity, the Holy Land Foundation, had sent at least $12 million to fund the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

The AAI is run by James Zogby a virulent critic of Israel whose organization is partially funded by the Saudis.

Hamas Flotilla Jihadists Receive Hero's Welcome in Turkey

Stung by World Criticism, Israel Toughens Stance on Palestinian State

June 3, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - - Throngs gathered in Turkey today welcoming the return of the ragtag collection of Hamas supporters, as they filtered back into the country fresh from their bloody confrontation with the IDF.

"Around 1,000 people gathered at Istanbul's Ataturk airport to greet more than 500 returning activists. Thousands more celebrated and demonstrated against Israel in the heart of Istanbul. The activists were greeted like heroes, and many could not wait to tell their stories to the waiting army of journalists." [source, Voice of America, Gaza Blockade Activists Return to Turkey, http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/Deported-Activists-Arrive-in-Turkey-95504044.html#comments]

Though much of world opinion predictably was critical of Israel, recent statements by PM Netanyahu indicate his government has toughened its position vis a vis the Palestinians.

In a May 30 hard-line speech delivered in Toronto even before news of the flotilla incident reached him, Mr. Netanyahu stated that any future Palestinian state must be demilitarized.

National Science Foundation Reauthorization: Welcome back, Dr. Strangelove

"Only in this way can we nurture the innovative work force that tomorrow's businesses and research laboratories will require" - Anne Hardy, VP Technology, SAP Laboratories.

By CAMILLE GIGLIO, Legislative Analyst

June 3, 2010 - San Francisco - PipeLineNews.org LLC - The above quote was taken from a commentary entitled "Our future depends on boosting interest in science," published in the San Jose Mercury News for 5-20-2010. Ms Hardy's words parallel the goals and mission of the latest federal Five year plan for expansion of the National Science Foundation mission and budget.

The House of Representatives has just today, May 28th, passed a major piece of work entitled the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2009 which is a bill to fund the National Science foundation. (see the official press release at the end of this article).

The National Science Foundation reauthorization lingered in the U.S. Congress's Committee on Science and Technology for the last year while 52 Amendments were fought over. The bill was authored by the chairman of the committee, Tennessee Democrat, Bart Gordon. It is a 120 page bill. The original bill number, HR 5116 was changed to HR 5325 because of the need to make several amendments. However, the just issued press release refers to it by its original number of HR 5116.

"The stated purpose of the bill is: "To invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes."

HR 5325 represents the goals and objectives of the Obama White House in establishing an energetic and urgent public policy on environmental "green" issues, workforce and education partnership issues and Al Gore's favorite, global warming. Though it is not an appropriations bill, it contains requests for billions of tax dollars to implement.

There are four California legislators on this 41 member committee: John Garamendi, (D-Contra Costa), Lynn Woolsey, (D-Santa Rosa), Brian Bilbray, (R-Solano Beach) and Dana Rohrabacher, (R-Huntington Beach).

Here is a sample of committee member, Lynn Woolsey's statement in support of the bill, as given to the Committee hearing...

Obama Administration at Major Fault in Gaza Flotilla Fiasco

Western Anti-Semitism Front and Center

June 2, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As noted by Frank Gaffney [president, Center for Security Policy] in How Wars Begin, the actions taken by team Obama over the last year-and-a-half have instead of producing a breakthrough in relations with the Middle East, had the opposite effect, creating a set of conditions which have in the past immediately preceded major conflicts.

Less than halfway through his term in office, the president - on foreign policy matters - has consistently shown weakness, indecision and an unwillingness to confront the nature of the threat coming from the Muslim world, compartmentalizing it in a neat little box and labeling it al-Qaeda.

A more expansive - and correct - understanding would define the challenge to this culture as existential, emanating from a widely adhered to and politicized version of the Muslim faith - Islamism.

The modern iteration of Islamism is comprised of violent as well as stealth components, dual pathways to the same goal of establishing the supremacy of Shari'a throughout the non-Muslim world. Violent jihad is an ever-present specter [one rapidly increasing in this country] in the form of jihadist attacks such as that perpetrated by Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan at Ft. Hood last year.

The stealth jihad is the iron fist in the velvet glove and unfortunately is not widely understood. It can however, be seen in such things as the attempt by imam Rauf - and his covert funders - to build a multi-million dollar mosque on the site of radical Islam's most significant victory against the United States. Such efforts are proof positive of Islamist triumphalism, in this case the ability to survey, from the fifteenth floor of a mosque the devastation that Rauf's co-religionists wrought on September 11.

Unbelievably, this and similar schemes are offered and accepted by opinion makers - straight faced - as examples of tolerance.

Because the administration's foreign policy is based on a set of intentional misrepresentations it finds itself as a major cause of the current ME crisis. It has painted itself into a corner sending by every possible method the wrong signal to the radical Muslim world, which is now taking advantage of Obama's purposeful tipping away from Israel and towards advocacy on behalf of the radical Palestinians.

Thus Obama's foreign policy is seen either as weakness or as tacit agreement by the jihadists and both of these interpretations tie our hands in attempting to defuse the current crisis.

Two points of special concern regarding the Gaza flotilla...

Heinrich Himmler, the Holocaust, Today's Suicide Bombers and Militant Islam

By EMERSON VERMAAT

June 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org LLC - Heinrich Himmler, one of the greatest mass murderers in history, grew up in a conservative Catholic Bavarian family. But later did he evolve into a radical opponent of the Church finding new religious inspiration and consolation in Germanic paganism, eastern religions and occultism. Himmler's rather fanatical and obsessive confrontation with Christianity and the Catholic and protestant churches played a much more central role in his life and thinking than some biographers assume. Himmler and his close associate Reinhard Heydrich even clashed with the Roman Catholic bishops of Austria, even though these bishops were rather pro-Hitler at the time.

Himmler and his murderous SS-organization were responsible for the death of 6 million Jews during the Second World War. The allies were informed as early as the summer of 1942 about the fate the Jews. The British and Americans then received information from a reliable source in Germany that the Nazis planned to exterminate millions of Jews by using 'prussic acid' (Zyklon B). Himmler had visited the Auschwitz extermination camp in July 1942 and pressed for acceleration of the extermination programme. Through a peephole in the gas chamber door he personally witnessed how 499 Dutch Jews were being gassed by using Zyklon B.

Recent investigations into the number of Jews killed by the Nazis confirm that the total number is at least 6 million, possibly even higher. These recent findings specifically provide more information about the more than 2 million Jews executed in cold blood by Himmler's SS-killing commandos - the so-called "Einsatzgruppen" and the formations of the "Ordungspolizei" ("Order police") - in Nazi occupied Russia, White Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic and Poland.

Israel Interdicts Hamas Aid Flotilla, Many Terror Supporters Killed - Netanyahu Cancels Meeting with Obama


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