January 16, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The nation's most liberal - and reversed - court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned the 22 year sentence of "millennium" bomber, Ahmed Ressam.
Ressam was caught by sharp eyed Custom?s Agent in December of 1999 as he attempted to cross the U.S. - Canadian border with 124 pounds of explosives in the trunk of his car.
January 15, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Six extremist Muslims: Muktar Said Ibrahim, Ramzi Mohammed, Yassin Omar, Hussain Osman, Manfo Kwaku Asiedu and Adel Yahya, most of whom resided in and around London went on trial today in the case of an unsuccessful July 21, 2005 plot to bomb London commuter trains.
The homemade bombs consisted of hydrogen peroxide and baking flour and were covered with improvised shrapnel, bits of metal and screws to increase their potential lethality. They were hidden in backpacks and designed to detonate at the height of rush hour but failed to do so only because of flaws in their workings.
January 12, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Indicating that the U.K. has learned little from the 7/7 London bombings and the increasing militancy of its Muslim population, construction plans continue unabated on the largest mosque outside of the Arab world, a huge 17 acre complex in East London that will accommodate 70,000.
The group behind the mosque is Tablighi Jamaat [TJ] meaning "proselytizing group" an association of Islamic fundamentalists whose aim is to spread their creed throughout the world.
By Beila Rabinowitz and William A. Mayer
January 9, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The caption under the picture of the girl in the white hijab holding a plate to be filled with lasagna read, "Interfaith students prepare dinner for the Mitzvah Food Pantry." Standing shoulder to shoulder with students from Gratz Jewish College and the Archbishop Carroll High School at the November 16 Sukkat Shalom/Peace Shelter/Dar Us Salaam event was Ibrahim Muhaimin of the Quba Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies who declared that the experience gave him the opportunity to "go to his new found friends with questions about their beliefs," i.e., challenging them with Islam.
Gratz College professor "Rabbi" Carol Harris-Shapiro, a board member of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia which helped organize the event enthused, saying that "students form friendships that would not occur normally" and adding that the year-long program allows the time for "real bonds to develop...and all of the components reinforce each other...they are learning about each other as they are learning about the world..." [source http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11431]
January 4, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Keith Ellison, the first jihadi member of Congress [and parenthetically the legislative body's first Muslim] was today sworn in on an eighteenth century translation [the first English translation directly from the Arabic] of the Quran, demonstrating that his allegiance is to the Khalifate and not the United States?or even Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, the locale he purportedly represents.
Much is being made in the media regarding the origin of Ellison's Quran, which is extensively being reported as having been "Thomas Jefferson's" as if the author of the Declaration of Independence was a closet Muslim thus calling into question all of Jefferson's many references to God, slyly suggesting that perhaps Jefferson's model of the divine was the same as Mohammed's deity, you know the one who countenances the torture and killing of infidels, enslaving entire populations via dhimmitude, the chattel status of women and other peculiarities such as the stoning of homosexuals.
January 3, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a previous article - Irvin J. Borowsky Takes On New Role As Board Member Of Saudi Think-Tank - we explored how the Islamists at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy [CSID] cloak themselves in the mantel of patriotism, using the terms democracy and civil rights for effect while pursuing the radical ideal of the Khalifate [world dominion by Muslims] and shari'a [Islamic law].
Last year they added Jewish board member Irvin J. Borowsky in an effort to boast their legitimacy, and increase their operational and fundraising scope among non-Muslims.
December 29, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Irvin J. Borowsky, a Philadelphia based Jewish philanthropist has struck another blow for Wahhabist diversity, helping to fund and legitimize the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy [CSID] as its first Jewish board member, fundraiser and interfaith guru.
Dr. Daniel Pipes described the CSID as "part of the Militant Islamist lobby?It is well disguised and has brought in all the Islamist trends - giving them?respectability."
December 26, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Evidence continues to surface casting doubt on the scholarship of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, currently in residence at the American Enterprise Institute, a prestigious conservative think tank.
A December 20 Dutch radio interview [BNR Nieuwsradio] with HP/De Tijd journalist Alies Pegtel which served as the basis for our December 21 piece Does Ayaan Hirsi Ali Extensively Use Ghost Writers? - Fraudulent Scholarship Suspected charges that works attributed to Ali were not written by her and also seem to suggest that Ms. Ali's campaign against radical Islam did not flow organically from her but rather, was suggested to her by others seeing in her a sympathetic carrier for their message.
By Beila Rabinowitz
December 21, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A journalist has revealed that former Dutch parliamentarian and current AEI scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali used ghost writers for her speeches and newspaper articles. This includes the emotional farewell speech she made to the parliament when forced to resign for lying on her asylum application.
The disclosures were made on the radio by Alies Pegtel who works for the liberal leaning weekly magazine De Tijd/HP.
By Beila Rabinowitz
December 15, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Known as "Red" Ken for his leftwing extremism, the London Mayor has invited Dr. Daniel Pipes to debate him at a conference billed as - "A World Civilisation or a Clash of Civilisations?"
The event is scheduled to take place on January 20th at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Center. The unusual confrontation is sponsored by the Mayor's office and is taxpayer funded.
December 14, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Egyptian government has released the name of the American - Grey Warren, from Ohio - who was arrested and is being held incommunicado along with a French national in connection with a terror investigation possibly involving the Muslim Brotherhood.
As we reported in a December 11 PipeLineNews.org piece Belgian Terror Suspects Released After Being Deported By Egypt In late November, the Egyptian government announced the dismantling of a terrorist network and deported two Belgians, and 8 French nationals who were "recruiting volunteers for Jihad."
By Beila Rabinowitz
December 14, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The crowd at the luncheon fell silent as Avigdor Lieberman strode into the room accompanied by his body guards. The event was organized by the Middle East Forum with a Q&A period moderated by director Dr. Daniel Pipes.
Lieberman founded the Yisrael Beitienu party [Israel is our home] in 1999 with a constituency made up largely of Israel's growing Russian immigrant population. Last month he was named Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Strategic Affairs in the leftist Olmert government - a move which stunned both Lieberman's and Olmert's supporters.
December 13, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - CAIR, the Saudi funded Islamist pressure group has issued a directive outlining how Hajis [Muslims who are making the pilgrimage to Mecca] can participate in the organization's cultural jihad while en route to the Middle East.
Amplifying on the groundless allegation that Muslims are continually subjected to discrimination while traveling - "flying while Muslim" - CAIR advised Muslim pilgrims on how to create phony "civil rights" cases, first by establishing a chip-on-the shoulder attitude:
December 12, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Attorneys for the Hamas linked Holy Land Foundation have petitioned a federal judge to dismiss many of the charges brought against it after a U.S. Treasury investigation resulted in the faux charity being shut down in 2001.
Basing their action on a November decision by Los Angeles U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins - a Clinton appointee - defense attorneys argued that the statute under which HLF was named as a terror funder, Executive Order 13224 is overbroad.
November 3, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Like clockwork, the UN's meddlesome International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] led by the blatantly political Egyptian, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei has once again entered the American electoral process working not so covertly behind the scenes to create a non-controversy which nonetheless sounds scary enough to be exploitable by the New York Times.
That the lefty American media is once again working with and at the behest of ElBaradei to effect U.S. elections is nothing new.
Consider mid-October 2004 - two weeks ahead of a presidential election - when the IAEA floated the specious story of Iraqi nuke technology possibly making its way into the hands of terrorists.
November 2, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Quickly falling from the headlines but gaining in importance is the real significance of the Coalition's air strike in the Bajur region of Pakistan, made against the Maulvi Liaquat madrassa - a locally well known hub of pro-Taliban activity in Pakistan's tribal region.
Evidence coming to light in the wake of the attack seems to firmly establish the fact that the madrassas - or religious schools - in these areas function as training centers for radical Islamists, sometimes providing suicide bombers and at other times merely foot soldiers for the Taliban.
As Andrew Cochran of the Counterterrorism Blog states:
By Beila Rabinowitz, Director - MilitantIslamMonitor.org
November 1, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Less than five months before Theo van Gogh's ritual murder at the hands of radical Islamists, he performed at a political event, convincingly dressed as an Imam in Muslim robe. Resplendent in beard he pontificated that his "conversion" to Islam benefited him in two ways, having "finally found clothes that fit as if tailor made" while nodding his approval of "a belief in which a woman knows her place."
His performance concluded with the sagacious observation, "Allah is the scourge which will conquer Amsterdam, sleep well, good Amsterdammers."
Holland's awakening after van Gogh's brutal killing was short lived, the Dutch since having gone back to sleep, a conclusion which is borne out by surveys that suggest - contrary to the evidence of a continuing Islamist juggernaught in that country - that 20% more people in 2006 than the previous year don't regard terrorism as their first concern, and that 13% more have confidence that the government is doing a good job of fighting terrorism.
JUST BREAKING - ABC News is now reporting that the Bajur raid was carried out by Coalition forces - AS PREDICTED HERE BY PIPELINENEWS - most likely a U.S. Predator drone. Ayman Zawahiri, the Egyptian born al-Qaeda number 2 in command was apparently the target of the strike. Additionally unconfirmed reports have been circulating that Zawahiri was killed in the raid.
October 31, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Last evening's missile attack on a terrorist training center in Pakistan's tribal area has prompted inexplicable responses among the MSM. For example, the Christian Science Monitor's David Montero calls the attack, "a setback to border peace" stating that, "the timing of the strike raises questions about Pakistan's commitment to such deals."
Pakistan's wholesale retreat [accompanied by a release of jailed Taliban terrorists along with their weapons] from Waziristan - the "deal" which Mr. Montero refers to - has resulted in a three-fold increase of Taliban attacks upon neighboring Afghanistan, the border shared by the tribal areas and Afghanistan now resembling a sieve through with al-Qaeda passes at will.
Assyrian Christian Teen Reportedly Beheaded by Muslim Militants By Dr. Jeremy Reynalds
October 31, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An Assyrian Christian teenager has reportedly been decapitated while at work.
The Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) reported that according to the Assyrian website www.ankawa.com, a 14-year-old Christian Assyrian boy, Ayad Tariq, from Baqouba, Iraq was beheaded at his work place on Oct. 21.
Ayad Tariq was working his 12-hour shift, maintaining an electric generator, when a group of disguised Muslim insurgents walked in at the beginning of his shift shortly after 6 a.m. and asked him for his ID.
October 30, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - CBS seems to be intent upon pushing the Bush administration into partnering with the fanatical Islamist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, while specifically protesting Kamal Helbawy's [the UK's leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and the founder of the Muslim Association of Britain] having recently been denied entrance into the United States.
This all takes place in an op-ed on the CBS website authored by Stephen Glain originally writing for the notoriously lefty "The Nation" magazine.
As CBS sees it [The] WH [Is] On [The] Wrong Side Of [The] Muslim Brotherhood.
In this piece, going so far as to claim that the:
"Brotherhood leaders have been at the vanguard of Egypt's grassroots push for political reform, consistent with the Bush Administration's policy of democratizing the Middle East.
October 30, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - 46 were arrested in the Southern French port city of Marseille on Saturday evening as what are euphemistically described as "immigrant youth" gangs roamed the streets virtually uncontested while tossing Molotov cocktails, looting and torching cars.
In this weekend's flare up nearly 300 vehicles were incinerated and a young woman suffered life threatening burns as the bus she was riding on was fire bombed.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered riot police into the city to protect against further lawlessness, though Marseilles' bus drivers are expressing skepticism at the limited nature of the government's response, refusing to return to work believing conditions are still too unsafe.
By Alan Caruba
October 30, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It's always hard to pinpoint when a historic shift takes place. It is rarely as easy as Martin Luther's posting of his 95 thesis that launched the Reformation and loosed the grip of the Catholic Church on the governance of Europe or when Henry VIII pushed Rome out of England to create the Anglican Church.
When, however, did the tiny Muslim community in America, estimated to be between two and three million - by contrast there are some six million Jews in America - begin to assert its takeover? I am going to mark it from October 19, 2006 when the Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest circulation daily, ran an article, "She's got it covered: Designer seeks to dress the style-conscious Muslim woman" in its feature news section.
"Many Muslim women wear hijab as an expression of the Islamic tradition of modesty," noted the article about a 27-year old American Muslim fashion designer. Born to a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, she had converted to Islam as a student at New York University after she married her husband, a Muslim.
By Beila Rabinowitz, Director - MilitantIslamMonitor.org
October 27, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a recent series of articles [UK In Mortal Danger As Al-Qaeda Sleeper Cells Proliferate and World Assembly of Muslim Youth - WAMY - Operation Fits New UK Terror Model] PipeLineNews called attention to the radical European Muslim community's newfound interest in youth scouting and how some of these recruits found themselves being used as instruments of terrorism in the 7/7 London bombings.
It is therefore with a certain sense of alarm that we note this same phenomenon taking place in the United States...
When the Islamic Center of Boca Raton applied to the Gulfstream Council http://www.gulfstreamcouncil.org/0support.html for a charter to incorporate a Boy Scouts of America troop, they joined the approximately 95 Muslim troops nationwide.
By Beila Rabinowitz, Director MilitantIslammonitor.org & William A. Mayer E&P PipeLineNews.org
October 23, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The State Department's handling of Middle Eastern affairs and lack of judgment when dealing with radical Islam was only too recently demonstrated when Alberto Fernandez [an Arabic speaker whose title is Director of Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department] made the very undiplomatic assertion to the Islamist Al-Jazeera network that "there was much arrogance and stupidity by the United States in Iraq," adding that the US would have to talk with everyone involved except for Al Qaeda, claiming "at the end of the day, sooner or later, we and all those who are concerned with Iraq must sit together in that room or at that table and must discuss and establish some dialogue. This is the only way forward, and, thanks be to God, the Iraqi government is convinced of that."
That a U.S. state department official would use the Muslim religious phrase "praise be to God" [Alhamdulilah] is indicative of the degree to which Gonzalez has gone above and beyond the strict needs of diplomacy, treading very near a self-imposed attitude of dhimmitude especially considering he was speaking to the official mouthpiece of those who seek our defeat in Iraq.
Not surprisingly, Fernandez is a favorite with Al Jazeera whose deputy editor Aderrahim Foukara, gushed, "As far as I am aware, he is the only Arabic speaker from the US government who appears on Al-Jazeera "Sometimes we'll even have him on three or four days in a row."
October 23, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A little noted State Dept. Report Iran's Influence in Iraq, by Kenneth Katzman, updated just a few days ago on September 29, 2006 clearly delineates one of the main challenges in building a stable Iraq - the strong affinity that exists between key Iraqi Shiite political parties, personages, their various militias and one third of the "axis of evil," Iran.
Examination of this document offers much to explain the complexity of the Iraq challenge. It also underlines the paucity in the American press of literate coverage of what is arguably the issue of our times.
The first realization is that the United States' policy up to this point, removal of Saddam accompanied by the process of democratization - empowering of the Shiite majority - is not at all distasteful to Iran.
October 23, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - French police found themselves once again under attack by firebomb wielding North African Muslim immigrants on Sunday.
The Paris suburb of Grigny was the scene of the pitched battle which featured 50 Islamic youths rampaging through the streets taunting police, pelting them with rocks and torching passenger vehicles including a bus.
October 23, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Duncan Hunter [R-CA] the Chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, along with Darryll Issa [R-CA] and Steve Bilbray [R-CA] have demanded that the Pentagon pull the press credentials of CNN reporters and not permit them to imbed in the future with Coalition forces.
Hunter's actions stem from the Wednesday airing by CNN of what has been called an "al-Qaeda snuff film" that depicts a U.S. marine being shot by an insurgent sniper.
By Beila Rabinowitz - Director MilitantIslamMonitor.org & William A. Mayer - E&P PipeLineNews.org
October 20, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Indicating the more serious nature of America's approach to Islamist terror, WAMY's U.S. operations - as opposed to those centered in the UK - have been shut down.
As a result, Britain is now facing the consequences of enabling Islamists.
In 2004 the offices of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth in Virginia were raided by 50 agents from the FBI and affiliated law enforcement agencies. WAMY's Falls Church Virginia offices had been incorporated in 1992 by Osama bin-Laden's nephew Abdullah.