Mullahs And Imams
By AMIL IMANI
Cross-posted at Jihad Watch
September 14, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - In the Islamic world, a Friday imam leads the prayer and gives the sermon at a mosque. There are, however, differences between the Sunni and Shi’a branches of Islam, as well as between schools of thought within those branches regarding how the term “imam” is used, and the criteria that allow for the use of that title. Normally, an imam’s standing or credibility is dependent on eloquence or knowledge. Some imams have great credibility and are very much taken seriously by their followers and jurists, and other imams are not.
In the Shiite world, titling someone an “imam” is showing great respect to that person (as in “Imam” Khomeini), if not outright sanctifying him. In the Sunni world, the title of imam may have a more political meaning than religious, even if the holder of that title conducts religious services. Sunnis generally do not sanctify the holder of the title.
The life manual of Islam, the Quran, is filled with hatred and violence, and that shapes many Muslims’ thinking and behaving. Hence both mullahs and imams become the principal agents of terror, believing their cause to be the cause of Allah. This misanthropy is the outcome of Islam. It is the result of adherence to the Islamic creed, precisely as codified in Islamic scripture.
Millions of Shiites make a pilgrimage to a jamkaran well near the city of Qom in Iran to pay homage and tribute to the Shiite’s 12th imam (Mahdi), who is claimed to be hiding there for over a thousand years. No one forces these millions to believe this patently absurd contention; it is successfully hammered into their minds by the purveyors of Islamic fraud: the high divines.
The present mullahcracy in Iran is in the form of a pyramid. The mullahs in the game at the top have skimmed and continue to skim inordinate amounts of national income. The late mullah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a past president of the Islamic Republic, and his family have reportedly stolen enough to give the Waltons of Wal-Mart a run for their money. And there are hundreds of lesser mullahs who pocket huge sums.[Read More]
Anatomy Of A Political Hit
September 12, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - Over the last 10 days our pals in the media have set up a veritable smorgasbord for Trump deniers to feast upon.
Generally, important events in DC don’t simply happen, they are caused or created with specific intent. Over the years this writer has made the www.pipelinenews.org family aware of the incredible degree of cooperation and general collusion between purveyors of “news” [the outlets, say CNN or the Washington Post] and content creators themselves, the scribes.
We have, through contacts developed over nearly 20 years, managed to tap in on a few high level media conference calls - involving people [names] with whom news junkies would certainly be aware - and can bear witness to how this plays out…
First and most important is to establish a narrative [in journo-speak, the lede] regarding the item over which the WH will be pilloried for at least one 24 hours news cycle. The term narrative, as used here, is a small morality play constructed as to reflect poorly on Team Trump. This, once agreed upon, then begins to get fleshed out with a number of factoids supposedly proving the allegation.
What this process does is to maximize the yield of a media attack; in this way the majority of the legacy press will hit the ground running pushing weaponized journo that is nearly identical in content and key words or phrases across all platforms.
Consequently, the next voice you hear will be that of the Deep State and it will come at you so hard that it might be impossible to avoid its perfidious taint, despite your rational mind telling you to disregard the information as planted garbage.[Read More]
Global Powers Hacked Hillary Server At Will
By WILLIAM MAYER
September 11, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - Over the last several months Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation [DCNF] has been doing yeoman’s work in reporting on a high probability hack into Hillary Clinton’s bathtub server configuration by agents of the People’s Republic of China.
As Pollock’s lede made clear in a Monday [8.27.18] evening bombshell:
“A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C. area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails,” [Richard Pollock, Sources: China Hacked Hillary’s Private E-mail Server , DCNF]
This breach, which essentially vacuumed up nearly all of Hillary’s incoming and outgoing E-mail during the entire time she was Secretary of State, was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General in “early in 2015” and appears to be one of the more serious of the 5 major state intrusions that are believed to have affected the non-secured hardware. [see, Bret Baier, Sources: High chance Clinton server was breached , Fox News]
Pollock notes in the article’s executive summary:
“A Chinese-owned company penetrated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to sources briefed on the matter. The company inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time. The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing.”
As heretofore referenced, Fox’s Baier reported on November 3, 2016, just 5 days before the stunning November 8 general election:
“Finally, we learned there is a confidence from these sources that her server had been hacked. And that it was a 99% accuracy that it had been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that things had been taken from that.”
In a July 12, 2018 joint hearing by House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert dissected Peter Strzok, the dallying former FBI Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division...[Read More]
The History of Jihad from Muhammad to ISIS - The PipeLineNews Review
Robert Spencer, PhD
As reviewed by CHERYL GATESWORTH
September 10, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - Dr. Spencer's latest book, The History of Jihad from Muhammad to ISIS, is arguably his most significant. In scope it is all-encompassing, and while it is written in a manner that is easy to read, it presents an encyclopedic history of the perpetual warfare that is the bedrock of Islam.
The author begins in the seventh century, the time of Mohammed's life, and continues through the 1,400 year assault by the Muslim world against the “non believers.” Some of the battles Dr. Spencer cites will be familiar history, others are barely known. The book surveys the whole of Islam and ends in present time. The History of Jihad from Mohammed to ISIS is scrupulously documented and presents commentary by both Muslim and non-Muslim contemporaneous historians.
Dr. Spencer skewers the political correctness that unfortunately but effectively cripples the perception of Islam in the West, at a time when the survival of our institutions depends on understanding the true nature of this threat. Too many of us in the West depend on the air-brushed representations of Islam presented by the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA], the Muslim American Society [MAS], and other Muslim Brotherhood front groups. Liberals, applying the all-purpose accusations of “racism” and “Islamophobia” to all who disagree with them, have found common ground with Islam and have embraced it as a Utopian dream arising out of the ashes of the failure of Marxism-Leninism.
Dr. Spencer is not at all reluctant to demolish sacred cows nor does he hesitate to admonish figures, both in history and in present time, whose naiveté he finds inexcusable. [hint: Pope Francis is not exempted]. Among the myths put to rest by the author are: the allegedly multicultural paradise that was al-Andalus [the Islamic name for Spain] when Islam conquered it; the supposedly humane treatment of the non Muslims living under Islamic conquest, and the touted benign nature of the codified barbarism that is Shari’a.[Read More]