October 29, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As noted by the Investigative Project on Terrorism RCMP Ordered Away from Radical Conference, IPT a "Just and Sustainable Peace," conference which took place yesterday in Ottawa, Canada appears to have been devoted to propagandizing on behalf of Iran's Islamic dictatorship, given the panel's makeup.
So great is the level of concern in the country that according to IPT, "Canada's public safety minister has ordered members of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) community outreach unit not to attend a conference in Ottawa today featuring Iranian professors closely tied to the Islamic Republic's regime." [source, IPT]
The event was sponsored by the Green Party of Ottawa [see, http://cmmgreens.ca/node/126, the link to the Green Party announcement is no longer active, though it is available in Google's web archives however].
In examining the conference's participants, the degree to which they reflect the Iranian line is remarkable.
One of them is Dr. Davood Ameri, Director General, Islamic World Peace Forum. [IWPF].
In researching Dr. Ameri we find that the IWPF website is registered giving a Tehran, Iran contact number. The site's administrative contact is also in Tehran, as are its technical and billing contacts. [source, betterwhois.com, http://www.betterwhois.com/bwhois.cgi?verification=1991&domain=iwpeace.com]
The IWPF website's lead article as of this writing is, "US, Zionists main conspirators of sacrilege: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday expressed abhorrence at desecration of Holy Quran in the U.S. and said that the US government must punish those responsible for the great crime to prove its innocence." [source, http://en.iwpeace.com/index.aspx?siteid=2&pageid=171]
Another participant is Dr Saeid Ameli who is closely associated with the Islamic Human Rights Commission [IHRC].
According to the IHRC website [http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3717] Ameli, "is Professor and Director of the Institute for North American & European Studies at Tehran University." Ameli has written extensively for IHRC arguing that Islamophobia is endemic in Western culture.
Apparently typical of IHRC's view of peace and justice is its claim that, among others, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman [source, http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4255] and imam Jamil Al-Amin are "prisoners of faith" [http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3063].
Omar Abdel Rahman is probably better known as the "Blind Sheikh," now serving a life sentence for his part in the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. IHRC's pitch for Rahman reads in part, "Prisoner of Faith: Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, USA, 13 September 2007 Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman is the elderly Egyptian sheikh, imprisoned in the US in 1995 under sedition laws last used during American civil war. He is now 69 years of age and his health has deteriorated significantly." [source, http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3717, http://www.ihrc.org.uk/file/report-2007.pdf]
In a IHRC "Campaign Pack" [http://www.ihrc.org.uk/attachments/5355_PFOmarAbdelRahmanFinal.pdf] Rahman is quoted, " 'I am being tried because of my beliefs in Islam?I am honoured to join those in jail...for a just cause."
Jamil Al-Amin, was born Hubert Gerold Brown - aka H. Rap Brown - and is the notorious 60s era proponent of revolutionary race war against the white majority. In 2002 he was convicted of murdering Alabama policeman Ricky Kinchen and wounding a fellow officer. Al-Amin is serving a life sentence. As IHRC sees it though, ..."Imam Jamil is yet another prisoner of faith who has been imprisoned for the past seven years merely because he spoke out against many injustices prevalent in his society..." [source, September, 2007 IHRC newsletter, pg. 4, archived at, http://www.scribd.com/doc/12393502/Islamic-Human-Rights-Commission].
IHRC also champions Dr. Sami Al-Arian, now a confessed terrorist.
Dr. Ameli is a professed expert on Islamophobia, defined in much of his writing as just about anything which might reflect poorly on or be seen as being critical of Islam.
Editor's Note: Extreme penalties accruing to criticizing, insulting or besmirching of Islam is a fundamental element of Shari'a, Islamic law. The offense is usually covered under Shari'a's proscription against blasphemy, the penalty for which is death.
It is a standard Islamist practice to define Islamophobia so as to conform to the dictates of Shari'a. The imposition of Shari'a in Western and non-Muslim societies is the ultimate goal of both the violent and the stealth jihadists. Moreover it is the intent [so far partially successful in Europe] to have speech critical of Islam classified as a hate crime, punishable by stiff fines as well as jail time.
The strategy here is to criminalize the West's methods of self defense, equating resistance to the dictates of Shari'a to Islamophobia. Examples of this are not hard to come by, witness the relentless legal persecution of now deceased Italian journalist Oriana Falacci and Holland's Geert Wilders who has been targeted by the Dutch government, despite the reluctance of its prosecutors to go forward with the case.
An egregious example involves Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff who will be tried in an Austrian court next month for "hate speech" for her comments about Islam, which often consisted of her simply reading from the Qur'an [see, Elisabeth's Voice, In Defense of Free Speech].
October 29, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "Somebody who lives by the Principles of Planned Parenthood," proclaimed Mary K. Shallenberger, member of the California Coastal Commission, as she proudly introduced Insurance Commissioner Candidate and current Assembly member Dave Jones, (Dist.9-Sacramento) to an audience of California Affiliates of Planned Parenthood supporters during a Cinco de Mayo demonstration in support of abortion funding held at the state Capitol this year.
Following that introduction Dave Jones stood before his adoring audience and proclaimed that he would do everything possible to put the office of Insurance Commissioner at the disposal of Planned Parenthood.
This is not an idle promise. He has received endorsements from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, PPAC and the National Organization for Women - NOW.
Dave Jones has a long history of association with abortion .His list of endorsements should be troubling to traditional Californians. To see the organizations which support him follow this link, http://davejones2010.com/endorsements.php, a similar manifest of candidates endorsements by Planned Parenthood can be found here, http://www.ppactionca.org/voter-information/voter-guides.
October 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday, the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Philadelphia hosted former Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle and Iranian dissident Amir Fakhravar, the Secretary General and founder of the Confederation of Iranian Students for a presentation entitled, "The Fight For Human Rights In Iran And Its Implications For U.S. National Security."
The event began with a sober introduction by Craig Snider, the director of the Freedom Center who characterized the current situtation in Iran as, "probably one of the most urgent matters on the planet." Snider told the audience that, "the private sector has an opportunity to assist the Green Movement (government opposition) outside of the traditional channels of government support whether it be overt or covert."
Mr. Fakhravar said that he was part of a group of lawyers who had put together a second draft of a new Constitution for Iran which was posted online in Farsi and now is being translated for wider dissemination
October 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Farooque Ahmed, 34, a naturalized American citizen of Pakistani origin was arrested today in Virginian on charges that he sought to aid al-Qaeda in attacking DC area metro passengers. He was the subject of a Federal Grand Jury three count indictment.
Farooque thought he was dealing with an al-Qaeda contact instead on an FBI undercover agent when he delivered intelligence [surveillance and photographic] on activity at VA metro stations.
The bust was carried out by the Washington Field Office of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The case will be prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg as well as Trial Attorneys Joseph Moreno and Paul Casey.
About the case U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride stated, "It's chilling that a man from Ashburn is accused of casing rail stations with the goal of killing as many Metro riders as possible through simultaneous bomb attacks...Today's arrest highlights the terrorism threat that exists in Northern Virginia and our ability to find those seeking to harm U.S. citizens and neutralize them before they can act. We are grateful for the outstanding work of the FBI in detecting and disrupting this plot." [source, Virginia Man Arrested for Plotting Attacks on D.C.-area , FBI, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/October/10-nsd-1213.html]
October 26, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Move On's jack-booted Soros thugs had better take note that the right is apparently no longer going to idly sit by while this country is subverted by a bunch of unwashed closet commies, if last night's festivities outside a Kentucky Rand Paul debate are a fair measure.
According to press accounts, a Move Oner, having donned a bad disguise [a blonde fright wig] and infiltrated the Rand Paul support crowd with undetermined intent, was outed by the Paulers and manhandled a bit. [see, MSNBC, http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/10/26/5352968-yesterdays-debates-contempt-and-craziness]
Competing supporters had gathered in Lexington, KY, outside last night's contentious Paul/Conway debate - with Conway's support group apparently swelled by the typically snotty Soros hand-puppets, headquartered in Berkeley, CA.
Stunned by such unexpected treatment, the leftist media machine is in full overdrive today, crying foul over use of the same tactics that it has employed with great success prior to this year.
This kerfuffle says more about America's political mood than a roomful of typical political spinners could ever hope to express. Moreover, the lesson to draw from this event is that the traditionalists have made a statement of resistance indicating that the left has a genuine right to be fearful as Nov 2 approaches.
October 25, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Jewish Theological Seminary website, "in partnership with the Islamic Society of North America and Hartford Seminary, will host an innovative roundtable discussion, "Judaism and Islam in America Today: Assimilation and Authenticity." [source, http://www.jtsa.edu/x14935.xml]
The event is scheduled to commence on the evening of October 25. Participants include, among others: Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in New York and Professor Sherman Jackson an Islamic scholar at the University of Michigan, who has worked closely with American Islamist groups and written extensively on Shari'a, Islamic law.
The panel will be chaired by Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America, a problematic Islamist pressure group.
A few particulars regarding the participants in this apparent Jewish-Muslim love fest.
On July 19, Ms. Jones posted an article to the HuffPost stating that she had sent Bibles to Fox talker Glenn Beck, suggesting that he was theologically ignorant after one of his segments decried the New Age Christian social justice movement.
"..our students are collecting Bibles from across the nation, packing them in boxes, and sending them to your offices... we've marked a few of the social justice passages, just in case you can't find them."
She also seemed quite proud that the Theological Seminary was the home of black liberation theology, notorious for its close association with Obama's former spiritual advisor Rev. [Goddamn America] Wright.
"Serene Jones here. I'm President of Union Theological Seminary in New York, home of James Cone, the scholar featured on your liberation theology program this week...Your show has clearly stirred renewed interest in liberation theology and in the work of our esteemed faculty."
Judged by this commentary Ms. Jones' interpretation of Christian theology seems out of step with Christian orthodoxy unless one is willing to accept upon declaration that Jesus was a closet socialist. By her inclusion, JTS program participants will be denied an authentic Christian perspective.
October 24, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a still developing story a Fifth Circuit panel has determined that the government acted improperly in publicly naming the North American Islamic Trust, and apparently many other American Muslim organizations as unindicted co-conspirators during the hard fought Holy Land Foundation prosecution.
"According to the appeals ruling, the government acknowledged that not sealing the list was an oversight, and further said that by titling the list with the double designation "co-conspirator/joint venturer" it was not necessarily ascribing involvement in criminal activity to the listed groups." [source, http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/10/22/2741407/court-removes-coconspirator-tag-from-muslim-groups]
Politico quoting the decision:
"The [district] court held that NAIT's motion was properly filed and its Fifth Amendment right had been violated by its public naming," Appeals Court Judge Emilio Garza wrote for a unanimous panel including Judges Fortunato Benavides and Marcia Crone. "The Court held that the Government did not argue or establish any legitimate government interest that warranted publicly identifying NAIT and 245 other individuals and entities as unindicted coconspirators or joint venturers, and that the Government had less injurious means than those employed, such as anonymously designating the unindicted co-conspirators as 'other persons,' asking the court to file the document under seal, or disclosing the information to the defendants pursuant to a protective order."
It appears that none of the formerly listed groups were party to this lawsuit, though they could be positively affected by the ruling as this process goes forward.
Chief prosecutor in HLF - James Jacks - was not available for possible comment when contacted by Politico who broke the story.
It has been reported that the feds are mulling over their options regarding a possible appeal. The full implications of this decision are as yet undetermined, though it may well remove the taint that the former federal designation had on many prominent American Muslim groups.
October 18, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Addressing a youth group representing Germany's Christian Democratic Union [CDU] in Potsdam, Germany [site of a disastrous 1945 post-war agreement between the United States, the UK and the Soviet Union, essentially granting the communist nation the right to occupy Eastern Europe in perpetuity] the German Chancellor became the first European leader to reject outright, the divisive ideology of multiculturalism.
Stating, "And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed," she listed the failures of the policy including a refusal to acculturate, a tendency for foreign immigrants, especially Muslims, to disproportionately take advantage of social welfare programs as well as becoming involved with criminal activity. [source, BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11559451 Merkel says German multicultural society has failed]
While proponents of multiculturalism were quick to deny the thrust of Merkel's speech, suggesting it reeked of xenophobia and that it has been exacerbated by the world-wide economic slowdown, the fact remains that the overwhelming majority of immigrants who obtained entrance to Germany as "guest workers," refuse to learn the language and embrace the nation's culture.
Horst Seehofer, who leads the CDU equivalent in Bavaria similarly has proclaimed "Multi-kulti dead." [source, BBC]
October 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an update on what has become a cause célèbre among defenders of freedom of expression in the West - Geert Wilders' prosecution by the Dutch government over his alleged discriminatory statements against Muslims, the online DutchNews.nl Wilders not guilty on all counts - Update states, "The public prosecution department on Friday afternoon stated that Geert Wilders is not guilty of discriminating against Muslims. Earlier on Friday it announced he should also be found not guilty of inciting hatred."
Wilders, leader of Netherlands' Freedom Party [Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV] has been threatened with death by Dutch Islamists, who claim that his many statements in opposition to Islam and the Qur'an, constitute hate speech which under certain constructions is a criminal offense in the country.
The trial has been closely followed stateside by many concerned about national security and the prospect of a European politician being jailed and/or fined for what amounts to "insulting Islam," a grave offense against Shari'a, Islamic law.
If Wilders had been found guilty, he could have faced a large fine and imprisonment for up to a year. This would have set a troubling precedent in a country which has almost literally been under siege by its rapidly growing Muslim population, most of whom originated in North Africa [primarily Morocco]. There is hardly a day when there aren't incidents of Muslims intimidating, mugging or committing other serious crimes against non-Muslim Dutch citizens and parts of Holland's major cities have been deemed "no-go" zones by the police, areas which have largely been ceded to the Islamists for fear of violent retaliation.
The decision to free Wilders was certainly political in that regardless of the prosecutors' statements, the firebrand politician does indeed seem to have violated the spirit of the law under which charges were brought.
October 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Toronto Star [Behind-the-scenes negotiations in Khadr case] Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, charged with killing Sgt. Christopher Speer and injuring several of his comrades with a grenade in a 2002 fire fight in Afghanistan, might well be freed early in a plea bargain which would demand that he serve 8 additional years.
At the time of the attack, Khadr was 15 years old.
Though his defense team stresses that he was impressed into service, Khadr [a Canadian citizen] has close familial ties to senior al-Qaeda leaders, his father Ahmed Said Khadr [killed in 2003] is reported to have been an al-Qaeda financier.
October 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Just recently launched [Defend Ground Zero] is hoped to function as the central information source whereby citizens can see where their elected officials and candidates for office stand on the controversial issue of imam Abdul Faisal Rauf's proposed building of a 13 story mega-mosque at Ground Zero.
Demonstrating strong bipartisan opposition to the project are figures as diverse as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his hard-charging GOP opponent, Sharon Angle and House Minority Leader John Boehner, as well as notable private individuals such as former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy and Frank Gaffney, Director of the Center for Security Policy.
The statement which the signatories have agreed to is one of principled opposition to the building of any mosque at the New York site of the September 11 Muslim terrorist attack.
October 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a just breaking report by AP, under cross examination today, Pfc. Lance Aviles, acting on a direct order from his NCO, deleted two videos he had recorded during Maj. Nidal Hasan's murderous jihad at Ft. Hood on November 5, 2010. [source, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/15/soldier-says-he-was-ordered-delete-fort-hood-video/]
The testimony is completely line with the military's ongoing effort to strip any connection between Islam and Hasan's [or any perp's] actions.
For example the official investigation was chaired by two retired Clinton appointees whose dedication to enforcing extreme multicultural policies and hiring quotas suggested a fix from the get go.
Those suspicions were borne out when the 86 page report [access full DOD report here, http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/DOD-ProtectingTheForce-Web_Security_HR_13Jan10.pdf] failed to mention any of the key words [Muslim, Islam, jihad. etc.] one might associate with an act perpetrated by an individual who apparently had business cards reading "soldier of Allah," printed on them.
This rush [pushed with startling abandon by team Obama, from the CIC to the DOD and DHS on down the line] to remove from our enemy's actions any suggestion of a possible Islamic religious motive, reflects this administration's unwillingness to name our Islamist adversaries. This is an critically serious threat to national security in that it places blinders on a defense establishment whose job it is to prevent further terrorist attacks.
October 13, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The 10/12 edition of the Council on American Islamic Relations email newsletter reports that a mosque in Florence, SC has allegedly been attacked by an unidentified party who used bacon as his weapon of choice, "...a prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the FBI to investigate a possible bias motive for the defacement of a South Carolina mosque with bacon, a food prohibited to Muslims." [source, PR Newswire, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-south-carolina-mosque-defaced-with-bacon-104811934.html]
Though initially most people might simply dismiss the matter as another case of people having too much time on their hands, upon further investigation the back story here is quite serious.
The issue which the outrageous nature this Looney-Tune non-event masks, neatly encapsulates what many now understand to be among the most critical threats facing the United States - efforts by Islamists to make Western societies Shari'a compliant. In this case, equating even the most sophomoric supposed slights against Muslims with a serious violation of Shari'a, insulting Islam or its prophet.
It is this very thought process, that simply speaking ill of Islam is tantamount to insulting it, that has led to the invidious concept of thought or hate crime statutes.
While this process has played out most expansively in Europe, with numerous individuals facing both criminal as well as civil prosecution, this society is increasingly allowing itself to fall victim to that model.
The goal of the stealth jihadist [non violent devotees of political Islam] domestically is clear, to equate anything even vaguely critical of Islam as an act of Islamophobic hate, and criminalize such an offense. This does two things, it gives our adversaries the power to determine what constitutes an offense and it incorporates the enforcement of Islamic law into the woof and weave of this culture.
October 13, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - SB 853, authored by the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, started out as a spot [meaning it was nothing] bill and when the budget got passed was quickly gutted and amended into a much more invasive bill setting up the funding for the state Health Department for next year. There has been no debate, no public hearing, no input into this bill which supports the burden of carrying out the Obama Care mandates within the state.
Though the Health Department budget would end up with $216 million in reductions, which should make any conservative happy, there are several agencies and activities within the state Health Department stable of agencies being funded with which we disagree. There are less than 15 days in which to write the Governor and urge him to veto the entire bill, which is our best course of action.
Here are some of the aspects of this bill with which we disagree:
1. It establishes a new crime of perjury [essentially undefined] within some state-mandated local programs. This means the courts could be even further clogged with cases and local expenditures.
2. Imposes new yearly fees and quality assurance programs on skilled nursing facilities and authorizes new federal funding and mandated standards of federally imposes care and procedures. These fees would go into a special fund which would be used to reward or punish those facilities for either compliance with federal mandates for quality assurance goals or punish those which do not meet standards through denial of bonuses and or referrals of patients.
a) It's the standards and outcomes of care that concern us because it could be here that the approval or denial of treatment could fall based on cost controls or worthiness of the patient for continued active medical attention.
3.The introduction of more federal money authorizing the feds to set controls, rewards and punishments for failure to comply with federal imposed standards.
A. While we would all like to be assured that patients receive quality care from competent care givers, we should be concerned about a further intrusion of federal control over state and local issues without any community input.
1. Page 159 of this 192 page bill (as of 10/08/10 amending), establishes the Family PACT program (Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment). This would enable the Family Planning section of the Health Department to run under the guidelines of the federal ObamaCare program through a series of waivers.
2. Family PACT is a conglomeration of community organizations distributing contraceptives to teens and adults and providing the referrals for abortion and education - so-called - programs on HIV.
3. Immunizations. It is the Dept. of Public Health communicable diseases program that is urging injections of Gardasil and Cervarix for students ages 9-16.
FBI Stats Prove That Widespread American Islamophobia Is Nonexistent
October 12, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday's CAIR email alert screams, "CAIR Launches Islamophobia Dept. at Sold-Out Banquet New Department to address 'alarming' rise in anti-Islam sentiment...A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has announced the launch of a department devoted to addressing the alarming rise of Islamophobic sentiment in American society." [source, PRNewswire, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-launches-islamophobia-dept-at-sold-out-banquet-104707559.html]
This "prominent" group is none other than the Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, named as an unindicted co-conspirator in America's key terror fundraising prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, et al. [see, Investigative Project on Terrorism, DOJ: CAIR's Unindicted Co-Conspirator Status Legit, http://www.investigativeproject.org/1854/doj-cairs-unindicted-co-conspirator-status-legit]
October 12, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a just released Bloomberg poll, the trend of strong support for the GOP's "Pledge to America," seems to be rising.
The data presented by Bloomberg, is buttressed by other recent polls [Fox/Opinion Dynamics, McClatchy for example] which present similar findings of wide public support for the new GOP pledge.
"Three weeks before the midterm elections, Republicans maintain a position of strength due to the commitment of their supporters and the likelihood they will vote. The general Republican message of less spending, lower taxes and repeal of the health-care overhaul is connecting. Pluralities of those polled support overturning the health-care measure -- Obama's signature legislative accomplishment -- and back the "Pledge to America" that offers a road map for how Republicans would govern if they win congressional majorities..." [source, Bloomberg, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-12/republicans-proving-unpopular-with-voters-prepared-to-oppose-obama-in-poll.html]
If the sentiment expressed by these surveys is indicative of what appears to be a general dissatisfaction by voters with team Obama's policies [his personal popularity remains relatively high] then the predicted GOP electoral sweep will become a reality on November 2.
October 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] in Pennsylvania is working together with the Department of Homeland Security to "help" them facilitate Hajj travel, especially regarding Muslims returning to the United States.
Hajj is the journey observant Muslims make to Mecca, the birthplace of Mohammed.
According to the Philadelphia CAIR website:
"This week, CAIR-PA staff met with Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection officers?The homeland security officers have asked CAIR-PA to disseminate information to hajj travelers on how to make the process easier for everyone. In a couple of weeks, CAIR-PA will release a hajj travel guide focusing on returning to the U.S. without hassle?CAIR-PA is pleased to have this partnership with the Department of Homeland Security as it enables positive representation for the Muslim community with airport security officials." [source, http://pa.cair.com/civil-rights/hs-hajj-travel/]
CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, the nation's largest terror funding trail. As a result of that prosecution the founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR, Ghassan Elashi, was convicted and sentenced to 65 years in prison for being an accomplice to the sending of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group HAMAS. Elashi was at the time of sentencing already serving an 80 month sentence on a previous terror conviction.
October 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Demonstrative of a desire to advance Shari'a [Islamic law] compliance in the West, the North African terrorist group al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, AQIM has demanded that France's newly established ban on extreme Islamic dress for women [the burqa, a full body covering] be immediately reversed as a precondition for releasing 5 Frenchmen and 2 Africans captured by the group last month.
Additionally AQIM has demanded the freeing of various Islamist prisoners being held by the country.
While the issue of resisting Shari'a compliance should be a key aspect of the war on terror, unfortunately Western governments are entirely too much in the thrall of the multiculturalists to be move against these supposed "peaceful" actions by domestic Islamist groups.
Chief practitioners of these effort are the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] and the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] in the United States and in the UK, the Muslim Council of Britain which are engaged in a well funded and highly aggressive stealth jihad aimed at forcing Western governance into accepting the harsh elements of Islamic justice, knowing that is a back door method of legal subversion.
October 5, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The recent closing of key roads in Pakistan which are lifelines really, used to transport supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan is merely the latest sign that the Islamist nation is more foe than friend.
Nothing proves this more than the Pak government's unwillingness/inability to stop the series of attacks being mounted against NATO supply lines. These developments seem to play into the narrative being given greater exposure by the new Bob Woodward book, Obama's Wars, which details the relationship between Pakistan's ISA and the country's jihadists, especially the Haqqani network.
October 4, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Wali ur-Rehman, a senior Taliban commander in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, recently issued a direct threat against the Netherlands and the Dutch people. "The Dutch government is on a dangerous course," he was quoted on Friday, October 1, in the Dutch TV program RTL4 News. "Therefore, we will teach them a lesson and they will pay a price because of recent anti-Islam laws." A direct threat to stage terrorist attacks in Holland. Obviously, Taliban terrorist leaders are following closely what is happening both in Europe and Holland.
In February, the ruling Dutch Labor Party caused a cabinet crisis over Dutch military presence in Afghanistan. Their Christian Democatic coalition partners wanted the Dutch army to stay there. However, the Labor Party, a member of the Socialist International, insisted on withdrawal of all the troops, and consequently, the coalition government of Christian Democrats, Labor and the leftist Christian Union Party (CU), which sided with the Christian Democrats, fell. The Taliban publicly congratulated Dutch Labor Party politicians for their decision. The Dutch were the first to withdraw unilaterally from Afghanistan. It was a victory for Al-Qaeda and the Taliban who hoped that others would soon follow the Dutch example.
October 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Tariq Ramadan, the son of [now deceased] Said Ramadan, former Secty. General of the World Islamic Council [source, http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05193/536684.stm] and grandson of Hassan Al Banna [see, Wiki bio, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariq_Ramadan]
the 1928 founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is headlining the 16th Annual CAIR Banquet on October 9.
According to the Weekly Standard, it was Said Ramadan who was the likely author of the Muslim Brotherhood's ambitious plan to topple Western democracies, variously called, "the Plan" or "the Project." [Link to doc here An Explanatory Memorandum
On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America. The document was entered into evidence in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, America's most important terror funding prosecution.
"Said Ramadan was one of the most important Islamist thinkers of the 20th century. He is probably the author of "The Project," a 14-page document dated 1982 found by the Swiss secret service in 2001. "The Project" is a roadmap for installing Islamic regimes in the West by propaganda, preaching, and if necessary war." [source, http://www.weeklystandard.com/content/public/articles/000/000/012/800naxnt.asp]
CAIR is a notorious Islamist organization which practices stealth jihad while claiming moderation. It was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the above noted U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation prosecution which resulted in all defendants being found guilty on 108 charges.