April 30, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Indicating a rising tide of bipartisan opposition, SB 1338 [see our feature piece on this legislation http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=giglio4112012101%2Ehtm CA Legislation Empowers Midwives To Perform Backyard Abortions] authored by Sen. Christine Kehoe failed passage out of the Business and Professions Committee hearing today with a tie 4 to 4 vote. The bill received a tie vote because one legislator was absent. If he had been at the hearing it would have been a 5 to 4 "NO" vote and the bill would have lost.
The absent legislator was Sen. Tony Strickland, [R-Santa Barbara]. We understand he was out pursuing his own special interests - re-election.. His district contact number 805-965-0862.
The hearing before the Business and Professions Committee was aired over the internet at www.calchannel.com. Two Democrats voted "NO" along with two Republicans creating a tie vote.
Sen. Kehoe immediately called for a re-consideration allowing her the opportunity to have two more weeks to lobby the Democrats on the committee. Since this was not a fiscal bill it has until May 11 to pass to the assembly or fail.
April 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a, now viral, video brought to wide public attention today by CNS News [see, Craig Bannister, EPA Official's 'Philosophy' On Oil Companies: 'Crucify Them' - Just As Romans Crucified Conquered Citizens] the EPA's Director of Region VI [Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas] Al Armendariz is quoted as being an admirer of imperial Rome's terrorist techniques [such as random crucifixion} as enforcement tools. We must assume that Armendariz wishes to employ equally terrifying tactics in order to establish EPA's total dominance over the American energy industry.
As CNS notes, "In the video, Administrator Armendariz says...''I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I?ll go ahead and tell you what I said: It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They?d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they?d find the first five guys they saw and they?d crucify them.... Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.'"
Mr. Armendariz was appointed to the EPA post in 2009, apparently on the strength of his reputation as being an environmental whack-job. To that end he had the backing of most of Texas' faux environmental community - not a good sign.
April 24, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An intensively prepared and documented study of the threat posed to America by the Muslim Brotherhood has been released by the Center for Security Policy today, announced at a Washington, DC morning presser.
As CSP founder Frank Gaffney [former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations] states in established the parameters of threat, "America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, even more toxic danger - a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls 'civilization jihad.'"
Below some of main points summarized in the executive summary. Please note the clear identification of the ideology of Shari'a as the source of the threat represented by American Islamist groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, both named as unindicted co-conspirators in the nation's largest and most successful prosecution of terrorist funding, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [view the government's trial brief, made available by the Investigative Project on Terrorism's website U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.
"Shariah is a totalitarian, brutally repressive and supremacist doctrine. Its adherents - notably, the Muslim Brotherhood - seek to bring it here.
Shariah is principally about power, not faith...acting to realize its political end of overthrowing the U.S. government is seditious and must be prosecuted, not treated as protected religious practice.
The Muslim Brotherhood's strategic plan, the group's mission in America is a "civilization-jihadist process?a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within" by our hands...." [view, the MB plan, which was entered into evidence at U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [exhibit GX3-85, http://www.pipelinenews.org/images/GX3-85.pdf The General Strategic Plan for the Group in North America, please note the first half of the document is written in Arabic, the later half translated into English]
The Muslim Brotherhood's civilization jihad is being pursued through stealthy means involving the penetration and subversion of this country's civil society and governing institutions. Presidencies of both parties have been compromised in this way.
One determinant of the success of such a stealthy, pre-violent jihad is what the military calls 'information dominance.'" ...The Muslim Brotherhood was helped in its efforts to achieve information dominance over the George W. Bush administration, thanks to collaboration between a top Muslim Brotherhood operative, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.
In addition to al Qaeda financier Alamoudi, Norquist helped mainstream in the Bush campaign and/or administration five other Muslims with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood...the Islamic Free Market Institute's Khalid Saffuri, CAIR's Nihad Awad, Palestinian Jihad's Sami al-Arian, the Fiqh Council's Muzzamil Siddiqi and Suhail Khan, a former staffer for Rep. Tom Campbell of California...."
April 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an April 23, 2012 posting on the Muslim Brotherhood's English website, Ikhwanweb.com, a spokesman for group's presidential candidate [and member of the MB Executive Board] Mohamed Morsi attempted to head off speculation that a strict imposition of Shari'a remains the centerpiece in the MB's end game.
"Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Ati, General Coordinator of the campaign to support Dr. Mohamed Morsi for the presidency, said that the official slogan of the campaign is 'Renaissance, the Will of the People', and that the project and the platform presented by Dr. Morsi is the 'Renaissance Program'. He assured that reports on the use of the slogan 'Islam is the solution' are totally unfounded..." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29918]
Abdel-Ati's statement is however a total contradiction of what Morsi forcefully stated in a November 26, 2010 piece published by the same Ikhwan website:
"Concerning the media's ongoing war against the Muslim Brotherhood's election slogan "Islam Is the Solution", Morsy said that Islam is the official state religion, Sharia is the primary source of legislation, and the Egyptians are in dire need of political and social reform to improve the working and living conditions of the poor people. Egyptians have accepted the comprehensive Islamic Sharia for the country's welfare, prosperity and development..." [http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=27056&ref=search.php]
That the Muslim Brotherhood is so plainly engaged in intentional deceit to bring about a fully Shari'a compliant Egypt is not surprising, what is of note however is that they do it so boldly, apparently content in the knowledge that most Western news sources will remain willfully ignorant of the group's long established propensity for taqiyya, religiously condoned lying.
April 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With Iran claiming victory over the West in the 5+1 nuclear negotiations last week in Istanbul, officials of the Islamic regime are again increasing the war rhetoric, vowing that they will not step back from their nuclear program.
And in any military confrontation, Iran's response will be more devastating than imagined, it warned.
At the same time, Iran is calling for the removal of sanctions, calling this the only viable option left for President Obama to save himself.
"The only path left for Obama to avoid a big loss to the Republicans in the upcoming election is to compromise with Iran and immediately remove all sanctions to allow big American oil companies to participate in the Iranian oil and gas projects," said a recent analysis on the Iranian outlet Fadaeian Islam (Devotees of Islam).
"Obama is on a steep decline where his fall is imminent, and even if there is no confrontation with Iran, the oil prices will soon go up by more than $30 (a barrel), which will surely seal the loss of the Democrats in the upcoming elections," the analysis added. "The result of the sanctions on Iran will be less investment in the production of oil in Iran and an automatic rise in prices with a terrible outcome for America, increasing its unemployment."
April 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "If the Jews as servants of Satan continue to destroy the world they will be annihilated like the Indians and the negroes in Australia. Just like the extermination of the Indians would the extermination of the Jews be the act of God and not a crime as such."
Is this a quote from Adolf Hitler's notorious book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) or from his equally notorious Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels? No, it is not. This was said by a German neo-Nazi named Horst Mahler at his trial in Berlin in 2004. Mahler, a former Marxist terrorist, joined the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) in 2000, but left the party three years later. He is one of the most outspoken neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers in Germany.
For some reason, the Iranian regime in Tehran very much likes Mahler and his ilk. They planned to invite him to address an "International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust" to be held in Tehran in 2006. "Review" here is just another term used by anti-Semites to refer to Holocaust denial. This highly controversial conference was addressed by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a fanatical Holocaust denier himself who likes to build bridges between radical Muslims (Islamists) and neo-Nazis. But the German authorities successfully prevented Mahler from traveling to Tehran in 2006 by temporarily confiscating his passport. A very wise decision indeed.
On December 25, 2005, the Internet version of the Tehran Times quoted Mahler as follows: "Ahmadinejad has been very helpful. The Holocaust never happened. It is the biggest lie in history."
In the summer of 2006, the German neo-Nazi monthly Nation & Europa, hailed Ahmadinejad as "a moral authority" and "a defender of the Germans against guilt servitude." The same issue showed a front page color picture of a smiling Ahmadinejad, and below that picture the following text was printed: "Thank you, Mr. President" ("Danke, Herr Präsident"). Nation & Europa often echoes NPD views. In May 2006, the NPD's federal board wished Ahmadinejad "much success in his defense of his country's sovereignty."
April 12, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - California Democrats have proposed a bill, SB1338, which is fatally flawed, morally, professionally and politically.
The bill, authored by Sen. Christine Kehoe, was amended this week and sent back to the Business and Professions Committee. A hearing date has been set, April 16, before the Senate Business and Professions Committee [chaired by Curren Price [D] and vice chaired by Bill Emmerson [R].
As worded now, the proposed legislation boldly confirms and acknowledges what opponents of laissez-faire abortion have claimed all along as being the bill's agenda - downgrading the [now] illegal act of first trimester abortions being performed by anyone other than a licensed physician/surgeon, to the status of a simple legal health care procedure performed as a routine health care service by midwives. Additionally, it seems to confirm that midwives, nurse assistants and nurse practitioners have already been performing first trimester abortions in a clandestine manner without a specific license and with a minimal amount of training.
An interested party in this matter is the California Nursing Association. The Association has a history of support for "democratizing" abortion. For example the CNA aligned itself with a 2003 measure entitled the California's Reproductive Privacy Act [Health and Safety Code 123460] which expanded the "Scope Of Practice" of this sub-group of medical workers. The Board of Registered Nursing also endorsed this legislation.
In general, it's CNA's view this bill is unnecessary because the aforementioned California's Reproductive Privacy Act [Health and Safety Code had already substantially expanded the "Scope Of Practice" - as defined by law - of these practitioners.
In an April 11 telephone conversation, a spokesman for the group told us that it had preliminarily endorsed SB 1338 but had some reservations which were yet to be worked out. In a late arriving April 12 email, the spokesman provided the group's now official written statement, "We now support the bill."
The Reproductive Privacy Act opened the door for midwives to be trained as abortionists. What SB 1338 does - and it's a major change - is to decriminalize the act of killing a first trimester baby by "medical or aspiration abortion" by "mid-level providers," which is now clearly stated in the new bill.
One of the methods of abortion is the use of a manual aspirator, basically a syringe sized vacuum cleaner. In the 1980's feminists began touting the benefits to women of private, in-home do-it-yourself abortions by manual aspiration. Women were encouraged to hold little training sessions in their own neighborhood to train other women or assist other women in aborting themselves. This they opined was the epitome of control. Unbelievably, this is now one of the training methods offered to the midwife classes in this pretend "workforce training" program [pogrom?]. This is, of course, illegal even under the current RPA, absent a license.
Feminists are claiming that this legislation is merely a recognition of what Roe v Wade sanctified - the act of killing babies as a mere natural part of the reproductive process. It is, in their minds, strictly a rite of female sisterhood - control of the process of life and death in the hands of the female.
Other states are considering similar legislation [Alabama for example] so this isn't just another craven act by wing-nut CA Democrats.
April 11, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Outraged that their plan to hijack the process of writing Egypt's new constitution, was temporarily halted by an administrative court decision [see, Egyptian Court: Muslim Brotherhood/Salafist Drafted Constitution Put On Hold] the Muslim Brotherhood and dozens of hard-line Islamist groups1 have called for a massive street demonstration which they are calling a, "Friday of Confrontation and Revolution Revival" [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29872]
Departing from the studiously diplomatic language it has recently employed in a charm offensive targeting the West, especially the Obama administration and American leftists, in a belligerent statement published today on its website, the Ikhwan makes clear that it will settle for nothing less than dictatorial power. Previously the MB played a coy game with Tahrir demonstrations, pretending that they were merely interested observers, this time around however all pretense of moderation has been jettisoned.
The main body of the Brotherhood's, apparently non-negotiable demands are as follows...[to continue reading, please follow the headline link].
April 10, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An administrative court in Egypt has voided the process - temporarily - by which Egypt's new constitution was being drafted.
Tensions have been rising since the country's main Islamist political parties, the FJP [Muslim Brotherhood] and the Nour party [Salafist], made the decision to stack the 100 member assembly [charged with drafting the document] with Islamists supportive of a theocracy, based upon strict Shari'a enforcement.
Copts, leftists and what are described as "liberals," have expressed their objections by leaving the assembly, claiming it has no legitimacy because it is dominated by hard-line Islamists.
Though the Ikhwan [Arabic for Muslim Brotherhood] has stated that it supports the court's decision [see, Dr. Morsi: Freedom and Justice Party Respects Verdict on Constituent Assembly, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29867] that support only goes so far in that the FJP is challenging the decision.
"Freedom and Justice Party lawyer Ahmed Abu-Baraka has announced the party's intention to appeal a Tuesday verdict issued by the Supreme Administrative Court that found Egypt's recently-established Constituent Assembly ? tasked with drafting a new national charter ? unconstitutional..." [source, FJP to appeal verdict against Egypt's Constituent Assembly, Al Ahram online, http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/38974/Egypt/Politics-/-FJP-to-appeal-verdict-against-Egypts-Constituent-.aspx]
April 9, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This week is Passover, the season of deliverance, and I'm praying for deliverance from America's failed Jewish leadership. As Jews confront the most dangerous era since World War II, whom are we stuck with for leaders? A clueless bunch of mini-Pharaohs, strutting around proclaiming their moral superiority, blissfully unaware the Jewish people's mortal enemies are pulling down their pants and laughing at them.
Cataloguing their collective acts of evasion, cowardice, appeasement, and surrender is not for the faint of heart, but, luckily, I'm fortified by matzo balls and ready to rock. At the Passover Seder, Jews recite Dayenu, a prayer listing the many blessings bestowed by the Almighty, each of which would have sufficed (Dayenu) in its own right. Here, alas, is a woeful Dayenu of the failures of the American Jewish establishment. Can anyone tell me why these preening big shots haven't been forced to resign in shame? Why, in God's name, are our purported "leaders" still collecting cushy paychecks when their credibility is bankrupt?
If they only had allowed a storm of anti-Semitism to rise in the West, and hate crimes against American Jews to skyrocket to unprecedented heights, while they declined to muster even a listless response - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had stood aside, shrugging, while America's college campuses became battlegrounds in the war against Israel, where anti-Semitic lies were force-fed to America's next generation of leaders, and Jewish students were intimidated and taught self-hatred and alienation from their own identities - Dayenu - they would have failed.
April 9, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Islamists are fond of saying complimentary things about Jesus and other pre-Muslim Biblical figures, successfully calculating the positive effect such declarations will have when dealing with Western audiences.
However as Palestinian Media Watch has demonstrated for years, in Muslim venues, often in Arabic, the full explication of these and similar statements takes on an entirely different meaning.
As Palewatch noted in an April 2 posting, a Palestinian university professor made clear the real meaning behind this manner of Islamist flim-flam in an interview conducted by PA TV.
The money quote being, "...The Muslims of the Children of Israel went out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses, and unfortunately, many researchers deny the Exodus of those oppressed people who were liberated by a great leader, like Moses the Muslim, the believing leader, the great Muslim..."
April 4, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Muslim Brotherhood's English website, "A delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) began its first official visit to the United States on Monday April 2 for one week. During the visit, the delegation will hold meetings with major news media and think tanks in New York City, before heading to Washington DC to attend a one day conference on Islamist movements in power at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace on April 5. The delegation will also participate in other public events at Georgetown University, US Chamber of Commerce as well as meeting with the Egyptian community and US officials." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29843]
Reached for comment this morning, a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed that there will be a meeting today between it and Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party, a political wing of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, the organization which created the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
The spokesman would give no details regarding the reason for meeting or what agenda items would be discussed. He said the meeting was "private."
In that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is regarded as one of the bedrock [generally conservative] institutional proponents of American enterprise and capitalism, today's meeting with the FJP is simply inexplicable. Perhaps those responsible for arranging this meeting are unaware that the Brotherhood's motto is, "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
We fail to see how American values are advanced by a meeting between the Chamber and the FJP. Rather, we see a hallowed American institution providing undeserved legitimacy to the Muslim Brotherhood which has spread the ideology of Islamist terror worldwide.
The FJP is in the process of fully Islamizing Egypt, having grabbed power during a very controversial legislative election and now, with the announcement that it will run [contradicting its previous stance] a candidate [Khairat al-Shater] for Egypt's presidency, that process will be markedly hastened.
Al-Shater has been a long-time funder of the Muslim Brotherhood [previous to his announced candidacy he was the MB's Deputy Chairman] and was jailed numerous times under the Mubarak regime, because of his membership in a banned organization.
April 2, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Muslim Brotherhood's nomination of hard-line Khalit al-Shater to run in the upcoming Egyptian presidential election arrived at a bad time tactically, for the organization, in that news of an al-Shater candidacy was accompanied by a recent poll which shows a plurality of Egyptians no longer wish to have the U.S. provide economic aid and would prefer to receive assistance from the Islamist Turkish government, or worse, Iran's Mullocracy.
Shater is a longtime financier of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and was jailed on various occasions by now deposed president Mubarak, who is likely never to see the outside of a prison cell again, unless of course he is executed for "crimes against the Egyptian people."
For some reason this juxtaposition of a populace increasingly seeking normalized relations between the country and Iran with the possibility of a Muslim Brotherhood dominated Egyptian presidency caught the attention of Ann Patterson, U.S. ambassador to the country who stated, "Washington expresses its concern about the Egyptian Islamic movements' relations with Tehran..." [source, Fars News Agency, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9101140042]