September 27, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In 2008 we put the below video together to show what Barack Obama was all about, how his world view was formed and where he learned the divisive techniques he has subsequently employed to build the large repressive state apparatus he now command
Unfortunately everything we predicted has come to pass, we now have our first neo-Marxist [possibly stealth Muslim] president, bent on turning the United States into a collectivist state.
Our early assessment has proven entirely correct.
In his run for reelection, the entire media with very few exceptions, has become an extension of the Obama press office.
There is nothing the hard left will hesitate to do in order to keep their Maximum Leader in power.
Traditionalists, conservatives and, in tune independents, in America must not take the bait, that the election is already over. The actual truth is that Mitt Romney has a substantial chance to defeat Obama by a comfortable margin.
The media is intentionally creating lies and then publishing/broadcasting them. It has cobbled together a series of ridiculously biased phony polls which are then pushed hard by the MSM, as if true, to suppress your vote.
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September 25, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Though the event is limited to a single high school in Nairobi, Kenya, Mombasa's Muslims have reacted to the banning of hijab in the neighboring city with anger.
In a dispatch from the All Africa news website, the banning took place as a result of a judicial ruling in Nairobi which found that Kenya High School's [a girls only institution with an enrollment of 800] argument, that allowing certain girls to distinguish themselves by wearing the religious head garment would disrupt the high school's desire to promote a sense of equality through similarity in dress overweighed the claimed religious concerns of the Muslim litigants.
Hijab is worn in vary degrees by women within the Muslim world. It is generally not considered a requirement under Shari'a and has most widely been adopted by Muslims of Arabic origin.
In the Islamic countries which repress women the most, for example Iran and Saudi Arabia, religious headgear is mandatory to the point that hijab is considered insufficient and instead require the wearing of the full body covering, the burqa.
Since Iranians are not Arabs this is an exception to the ethnic linkage to the manner in which religious head gear laws are observed.
The overwhelming majority of Kenya's population are tribal, either Bantu or Nilotes [believed to have originally immigrated from Egypt's Nile Valley]. Arabs comprise less than one 1% of the ethnic mix.
The city of Mombasa, a primarily Christian city in a Christian country, has over the last month seen a campaign of Muslim against Christian violence.
As we noted in a September 7 piece Mombasa Kenya New Flashpoint For Muslim Aggression, the Kenyan city of Mombasa, the country's largest, has been hit by a wave of religious violence recently. The pretext being used to fuel the aggression was the government's assassination of a major al-Shabaab terrorist, Aboud Rogo. Rogo has a long jihadist history.
So far most of the attacks have targeted Christian churches:
A dispatch from McClatchy Newspapers, Kenya Church Attacks Latest Sign of Tension Between Christians and Muslims, states:"...At least five churches, including the Salvation Army one in the poor Muslim district of Majengo, were attacked during heavy rioting, local religious leaders say. Other churches have been attacked with grenades in separate incidents over the past year..."We see the controversy at Kenya High School as part of a larger Islamist move in East Africa, with Somalia's terrorist al-Shabaab as the primary instigator.
Of course without fresh recruits, terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab would not be able to continue to wage the jihad at this level.
With this in mind the group has over the last 5-7 years been conducting da'wa operations in areas of the United States that are heavily populated by Muslims, many of whom originally came this country to escape the endless cycle of jihadistic warfare in Africa.
One of these cities is Minneapolis, Minnesota which has a substantial Somali community. Below from the ADL website - Al Shabaab's American Recruits."...A wave of Americans traveling to Somalia to fight with Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group, has been described by the FBI as one of "highest priorities in anti-terrorism."
By WILLIAM MAYER
September 20, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - We have discussed at length the series of actions [and the lack of action where required] taken by this administration which are the cause of the conflagration now engulfing the Middle East. Yes you are reading that correctly; Barack Obama has brought this crisis about by his own hand.
As a result the U.S. is facing a national security challenge which has no parallel at least this side of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
All eyes necessarily shift to Iran, whose hand the administration has made significantly stronger.
Some random speculation driven largely by two developments:
Item 1: U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, on ABC News, Sunday morning, "What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi and many other parts of the region was a result, a direct result, of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, which we have made clear is reprehensible and disgusting.”
A few days later the administration had to admit that it had not told the truth in the matter and that the Benghazi outrage was a planned terrorist attack probably attributable to al-Qaeda.
Irrespective of now being a proven liar, the incompetent Ms. Rice's statement is important because it reveals in an encapsulated form, the operative mindset of the Obama administration and the strategy behind its "Muslim reset."
Team Obama's ideological cant on dealing with the "Muslim world," endorses a conceptual framework whereby the heavy hand of an abusive and intimidating central government is used to enforce Shari'a compliance in order to avoid riling the ever so sensitive Muslims to the point of violence.
The West, The "Arab Spring," and the Threat Of Shari'a - "Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy," as Reviewed by Andrew Bostom
September 17, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday Andrew Bostom, a noted expert on the history of Islamic jihad and the author of The Legacy of Jihad which has proven - via its presentation of seminal original source documents - invaluable to students of this subject, posted a review [Spring Time for Sharia in Araby] of Andrew McCarthy's newest book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy.
The review itself is stunningly constructed by Mr. Bostom as a narrative illustrating Mr. McCarthy's important new work. It's unusual for a reviewer to be able to provide such literate perspective.
[Note: Andrew McCarthy is the former Federal Prosecutor who was responsible for placing Omar Abdel Rahman - the "Blind Sheikh" - behind bars for life for his involvement as the spiritual advisor for the plotters behind the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, as well as being involved in a subsequent plot to bomb New York infrastructure and important historical landmarks. Ominously the Obama administration has recently entertained pleas by a member of a known Egyptian terrorist organization to release Rahman. We have devoted considerable time to covering such matters, for reference please refer to, Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy and Frank Gaffney's Presser On Possible Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operation Inside White House, and, Team Obama To Issue Visas To Hundreds of Terrorists?]
Rather than simply republishing the piece here, we are offering the following as a tease. The entire piece may be accessed at Mr. Bostom's web presence, Andrew Bostom.
"As Americans solemnly commemorated the 11th anniversary of the cataclysmic acts of jihad terrorism on September 11, 2001, jihadists in Egypt and Libya were besieging our embassies in these Muslim countries, eventually murdering US Libyan ambassador Christopher Stevens, and three other US embassy officials. By Friday September 14, 2012, violent masses of Muslims were rioting in Israel, Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Kashmir, and beyond, using a very questionable American film which purportedly insulted Islam’s prophet Muhammad, as an alleged pretext.
McCarthy’s remarkably compendious analyses make plain that these dangerous phenomena illustrate, graphically, the corrosive impact of the delusive misconceptions about Islam promoted by US policymakers.
This profound bipartisan US failure of imagination—and resultant failed policies—abetted the Orwellian-named “Arab Spring” uprisings for “democracy,” in reality a mass, popular Muslim movement rooted in Islam’s timeless jihad imperative to impose its totalitarian quintessence, the Sharia, or “Islamic law.”
September 17, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Muslims, even those who were born outside of the United States, have an uncanny grip on what makes American politics tick. Despite the barbarous proscriptions of their faith, they have figured out and embraced the concept that America really works through coalitions. Time and time again they tell their followers during tactical workshops at conventions and forums that Muslims must find a partner(s) and focus on an issue of interest to both parties.
None of Lenin's infantile leftism and self-segregation for them. Muslims can even unite with Christian fundamentalists if, say, there are plans in a community to build an adult book store near a school.
This past Sunday at the Islamic Center of Southern California, the Center and the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC, please refer to our June 11 expose, The Muslim Public Affairs Council , "Bullying" and Creeping Shari'a] jointly sponsored a program to commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Ostensibly the event was held to thank the Japanese American community for its rapid response to the Muslim community in the aftermath of 9/11. Then they offered solidarity and support and, in one case, the use of a Buddhist temple for Muslims in the event they needed sanctuary. Memories of internment camps danced in their heads as they vowed to stand shoulder to shoulder with Muslims to insure that Muslims would not suffer the same fate.
Looking back it is hard to see how Muslims could have succeeded in playing the victim card, but they did and continue to. I suspect that groups like MPAC reached out to the Japanese community first long before 9/11 to help establish themselves as a bona fide American organization by establishing links to groups in the community.
By WILLIAM MAYER
September 12, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Indicative of the indignation being voiced by American citizens over the events which have transpired over the last 24 hrs in the Middle East, today, Congressman Allen West (R-FL) issued a presser expressing outrage over the Obama administration's appeasement of Islamism, which has now resulted in the murder of the United States' Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens and other at the hands of a fanatical Muslim mob.
“Less than 24 hours after our nation remembered the heinous attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans find their sovereign soil attacked again as more American lives are lost at the hands of intolerant, barbaric, radical Muslims.
United States Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and several embassy staff were murdered late yesterday when suspected religious extremists stormed the United States Consulate in Benghazi. This morning, my condolences and prayers go out to the families of the victims.
Americans need to question whether the deaths of these innocent patriots could have been avoided. The Obama Administration touted the Arab Spring as an awakening of freedom, which we now see is a nightmare of Islamism.
Even more concerning, is the initial response to these attacks last night from the embassy officials of the Obama Administration was to apologize for a Facebook video that supposedly hurt Muslim feelings. President Obama's policy of appeasement towards the Islamic world has manifested itself into a specter of unconscionable hatred.
How anyone can believe this President is strong on national security and foreign policy is beyond my comprehension. President Obama has clearly surpassed former President Jimmy Carter and his actions during the Iranian Embassy crisis as the weakest and most ineffective person to ever occupy the White House."
We could hardly agree more with the Congressman.
President Obama is entirely responsible for the foreign policy disaster which has engulfed the Middle East and this is arguably the most serious breach of U.S. national security interests since the events which led up to the Korean War.
[Editor's note given the unfolding tragedy taking place in the Middle East, we though it might be instructive to republish this now 5 year old piece, which demonstrates that Mitt Romney, then in a stage of exploring a run for the presidency in 2008, delivered a veritable broadside against the dangers posed by Islamism and its attendant Islamic jihad [likening it to the threat posed by the Soviet Union, during the Cold War]. We ask our readers to contrast this forceful unapologetic policy statement with the weasel words not coming out of the Obama WH and his befuddled Secretary of State, certainly the the worst in that position since at least Warren Christopher
January 24, 2007 [Republished September 8, 2012] - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On January 23, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney delivered a major address on the subject of terrorism to the Seventh Annual Herzliya Conference as it convened in Israel.
His speech to the assembly comprised of both American and Israeli politicians as well as security professionals was noteworthy because it was the first time that he had formally and directly addressed the war on terror since the announcement of the formation of an exploratory presidential campaign committee.
Romney's presentation demonstrated an acute grasp of the threat that Islamism presents to the West and how that challenge has fundamentally changed our security paradigm:"Unfortunately, many in our world have not caught up with the new strategic paradigm which we as a world face. In that old view, the Arab-Israeli conflict was thought of as an intractable regional conflict. One that drags on?that should be resolved?but is not part of a global threat to the world order.
9/11 changed that. Or it should have. Contrary to the Baker-Hamilton Commission, resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict will not magically mollify the jihadists.
What we should have realized since 9/11 is that what the world regarded as an Israeli-Arab conflict over borders represented something much larger. It was the oldest, most active front of the radical Islamist jihad against the entire world. It was not really about borders. It was about the refusal of many parts of the Muslim world to accept Israel's right to exist - within any borders."
Remarking that the magnitude of this sea-change has not yet been internalized by all, the Governor observed:"I think it is critical that we understand that as far as our enemies are concerned, there is just one conflict. And in this single conflict, the goal of destroying Israel is simply a weigh station toward the real goal of subjugating the entire world. Jihadism - violent, radical fundamentalism - has emerged as this century's nightmare It follows the same dark path as last century's nightmares: fascism and Soviet-styled communism. "
September 11, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The U.S. embassy in Cairo has been attacked by a mob of enraged Islamists who breached the defensive perimeters of the compound, tore down the American flag and replaced it with a black flag adorned with triumphalist Islamic slogans.
What has the reaction to this outrage been by Team Obama?
Why, respond in pure dhimmi mode, pandering to Egypt's burgeoning jihadist revival, which now is of course led by President Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, who is scheduled to visit the WH in a few weeks.
So we find that today of all days, on the 11th anniversary of the Islamist attack on the United States which claimed 3,000 lives, the Obama administration, via its Egyptian ambassador, actually issuing an attack on the free speech rights of American citizens.
In a de-facto manner this administration is acting as a domestic enforcer of Shari'a, Islamic law.
It is as if Obama has designated himself America's Grand Mufti.
From the embassy's website:
"U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement
September 11, 2012
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
We find this action to be completely beyond the pale.
Whomever is responsible for blaming United States' citizens for actions taken half-a-world away by Islamic fanatics in Cairo should immediately be relieved of duty and booted from the administration. That should start with the simpering current ambassador, Anne W. Patterson who deserves to be sacked immediately.
This is the most dangerous kind of appeasement. It's slap in the face of every American on the day of this tragic anniversary.
One question remains, are you ready for four more years of this?
By EMERSON VERMAAT
September 11, 20122 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Once, the Socialist Party (SP) in Holland, founded in 1972, was openly sympathizing with Maoist China and the brutal former Soviet dictator Stalin. They were still distributing Mao’s and Stalin’s works five years later, in 1977, that is. They broke with China after the Soviet-Chinese rift deepened and the Chinese leadership openly called on Maoist political parties to support the Western alliance of NATO. There are still some remnants of the SP’s Maoist past, for example, the typical Maoist star inside the party symbol (a red tomato). They are also very pro-Palestinian. What is worrying, however, is the fact that the Socialist Party is doing fairly well in the polls, though no longer so well as they did a few weeks ago. They now insist on joining a new coalition government after the parliamentary elections of September 12, 2012.
Joël Voordewind and Kees van der Staaij, two Christian members of parliament in Holland, recently pointed out that there could be a pro-Palestinian majority in parliament after these elections. In the past two years those MP’s who wanted to condemn Israel failed to a reach majority vote on this issue. Especially the Green Leftist Party (GL) and the Socialist Party displayed fanatical opposition to Israel. They invariably introduced motions against Israel knowing that the parliamentary majority would reject them, Van der Staaij pointed out. Instead, parliament adopted a motion that called on the Dutch government to reconsider support for the Palestinian Authority (PA) when they (the PA) sow hatred and glorify violence. However, the government failed to carry out the motion, even though Van der Staaij pointed to a well documented report issued by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an institute that closely monitors anti-Semitic statements and articles in the Palestinian media or by PA clerics. For example, it was last January that PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein called for the killing of Jews quoting Islamic Hadith (tradition). He said, “Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith.” “Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.”
“Hamas, Hamas, all the Jews to the gas!”
The SP and the Green Party rarely if ever criticize such anti-Semitic statements by prominent Palestinians. Instead, Harry van Bommel, the SP’s foreign policy expert, is a staunch defender of Palestinian causes and a fanatical opponent of NATO policies. He stands as candidate number 4 in the SP list of candidates for the 2012 elections. In addition to being a womanizer who has a reputation of harassing younger women, “Dirty Harry” is also Vice Chairman of the Dutch parliamentary foreign affairs committee. Indeed, a man whose influence on Dutch foreign policy should not be underestimated.
September 8, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As we noted yesterday in Mombasa Kenya New Flashpoint For Muslim Aggression the Kenyan city of Mombasa, the country's largest, has been hit by a wave of Muslim on Christian violence recently. The pretext being used to fuel the aggression was the government's assassination of a major al-Shabaab terrorist, Aboud Rogo. Rogo has a long jihadist history.
So far most of the attacks have targeted Christian churches:
A dispatch from McClatchy Newspapers, Kenya Church Attacks Latest Sign of Tension Between Christians and Muslims, states:
"...At least five churches, including the Salvation Army one in the poor Muslim district of Majengo, were attacked during heavy rioting, local religious leaders say. Other churches have been attacked with grenades in separate incidents over the past year..."
The last 24 hrs have seen the undertow of violence escalate into major riots accompanied by looting. The Kenyan government is taking a stern approach and over 40 rioters have so far been arrested, though keeping on top of the latest developments is difficult given the paucity of media coverage of African news.
The tenor of these attacks has markedly changed as the level of mayhem is increasing with mob actions quickly morphing into more focused and coordinated attacks with a definite military flavor.
Military hardware, believed to have been provided by Somalia's al-Shabaab is starting to show up. Kenya has a sizable number of Somalis [making them a tenable fifth-column] within its borders and tensions between the two countries have been on the rise over the last year, with Kenya mounting cross-border attacks against suspected al-Shabaab strongholds. [Note, al-Shabaab is the Somali franchise of al-Qaeda]
September 7, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - MoveOn, a Soros funded organization and one of the primary tools of the neo-Marxist left, appears to be freaking out after president Obama's less than rousing acceptance speech last night at the DNC.
In an email just received Move On whined:
"...we are the change. President Obama won in 2008 because of people like us—including a million MoveOn volunteers—and he absolutely cannot win again without that kind of support...But if too many of us don't volunteer and sit this one out, we'll lose this election. That's why we're asking you to commit to helping out for even a couple of hours before Election Day...You'll be recruiting MoveOn members in swing states to join our new "Voters Rising" election program—which will get crucial swing state voters to the polls by partnering with the AFL-CIO to run the largest independent voter turnout program in America..."
We smell real fear here and MoveOn has every reason to be concerned. Obama's neo-Marxist experiment has blown up in his face, especially with the release to today's employment numbers which show that last month 400,000 people were so discouraged by the Obama economy that they left the labor force.
September 7, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Kenya, Africa is a largely Christian nation. According to the generally reliable CIA Factbook the country is 88% Christian, with 45% of the population Protestant, 33% Catholic, Muslim 10% and an additional 10% professing various indigenous religious beliefs. Kenya is one of the continent's few economic success stories, Having gained its independence from Great Britain in 1963, its current GDP exceeds $70B. In recent history Christians and Muslims tended to co-exist [with many instances of Christian charity extended to desperately poor Muslims] over the last year though this has changed for the worse.
According to Reuters, Kenya Charges Cleric With Inciting Mombasa Riots:
"...A Kenyan Muslim cleric accused by Washington of supporting al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia was charged on Monday with inciting violent protests that rocked the port city of Mombasa last week. Abubaker Sharif allegedly urged protesters to burn down churches and kill police officers in Kenya's second-biggest city during riots that killed five people, including three police..."
On August 27 a radical imam, Aboud Rogo, was apparently assassinated by Kenyan government forces in an attempt to halt al-Qaeda influence which has been imported from Somalia.
By WILLIAM MAYER September 4, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Three seemingly unrelated recent events are providing compelling evidence that president Obama's non-traditional view of America's rightful place in the world has led to the implementation of policies which in less than four years have greatly damaged U.S. national security.
So comprehensive has been the effect of Team Obama's approach to foreign policy that it may be very difficult to quickly change course, even assuming that he will no longer govern past January of 2013.
The primary reason is that the president has set in motion what is almost a self-fulfilling prophesy that has already become integrated into the political calculus of America's aggressive foreign adversaries.
From his public statements as president to his previous career as Alinsky influenced "community organizer," it's clear that Barack Obama has a deeply ingrained antipathy towards the United States and believes that America's dominant influence in world affairs was obtained in an illegitimate manner - due to the nation's rapacious imperialistic character. This narrative plays into the essential core mantra emanating from our most vocal adversaries, jihadist Muslims, that Western society has failed and will eventually succumb to a "superior" Shari'a based ideology.