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.
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:
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.
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
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:
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.
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.
By BEILA RABINOWITZ
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:
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.
As we noted in Stratfor Afghan Study - Pakistan and the U.S. Exit From Afghanistan - Deeply Flawed "Hearing the juxtaposing of the phrase American ally and Pakistan in the same sentence should provoke serious concern among those interested in seeing this war concluded on grounds favorable to U.S. interests rather than to our Islamist adversaries."
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.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
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 MemorandumOn 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.