January 30, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a January 21 piece, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser: Obama’s Second Term Constitutes “50 Ways To Surrender To Political Islam,” we related the specifics of an appearance that Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the president of the, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, made on Fox News.
During that segment, Jasser dealt with the Obama’s administration’s record of appeasement regarding Islamic radicalism, a policy which he characterized as, “50 ways to surrender to political Islam.”
Jasser is not your run-of-the-mill critic, his CV is impressive:
“…Dr. Jasser earned his medical degree on a U.S. Navy scholarship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1992. He served 11 years as a medical officer in the U. S. Navy. His tours of duty included Medical Department Head aboard the U.S.S. El Paso which deployed to Somalia during Operation Restore Hope; Chief Resident at Bethesda Naval Hospital; and Staff Internist for the Office of the Attending Physician to the U. S. Congress. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal….”
But for some, a Muslim who has demonstrated both his patriotism and a strong secular devotion to his religion isn’t enough to avoid attacks by terror friendly groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations.
Regarding CAIR, the below statement was taken from a Federal District Court filing:
"The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.." [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing].
An American Bride in Kabul
Palmgrave MacMillan, 2013
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
January 29, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Noted scholar, feminist, and psychoanalyst Phyllis Chesler, has written an important book, an autobiography that begins with her harrowing life as a young bride in Afghanistan in 1961 and concludes with a disscussion of the historical background as well as current attitudes regarding Islam.
Ms. Chesler’s tale is made all the richer because of the prism of experience through which it flows.
While attending Bard College on a full scholarship, Ms.Chesler, an extremely attractive raven-haired eighteen year old, was an intellectual and a devotee of the arts, in her words…an artiste. She was the product of Orthodox Jewish parents and already in rebellion against what she felt was a confining and restrictive upbringing. Today her family might be considered poor, but then they would have been loath to use that word. They were in America and the future was limitless for an intact supportive family with the customary Jewish reverence for learning and scholarship. America could provide a first class education and then, for those willing to work harder, with scholarships for further study.
While at college she met her Prince Charming, a handsome Western educated secular Muslim from a far away and exotic land, a man who claimed that he wanted to liberalize his homeland and who shared her love for music, literature, and the arts. They were inseparable despite her parent’s dismay and disapproval.
Abdul-Kareem Mohammed was from a wealthy Afghan family. Islam hadn't yet intruded onto the American consciousness and it was well before the time when it became acceptable for women who married Muslim men to tell their horror stories.
Ms. Chesler knew virtually nothing about the Islamic faith. Religion was not discussed by the couple, and so the fairy tale life she imagined she was to experience went unchallenged.
By WILLIAM MAYER
January 27, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Sacramento Bee, first published in 1857 has a long and proud history of being the go-to source for information regarding California’s [collectivist controlled] Legislature. Given this stature the Bee’s management and journos should hold themelves to a higher standard, in a manner befitting such a publication.
As part of the Bee’s content, its website carries press releases from PR Newswire, the world’s largest distributor of news/PR content with an ability to target specific audiences, demographics etc.
We here at PipeLineNews.org LLC, have been carrying on a running conversation [see, Why Is The Sacramento Bee Carrying CAIR Press Releases?, June 29, 2011] with Bee management regarding the paper carrying press releases [see, CAIR: Religious Freedom' Rep Says No to Muslims' Rights in Military] from the Council on American Islamic Relations, an organization which has been identified in Federal Court documents as being associated with the terrorist organization HAMAS, responsible for the deaths of thousands of Israelis, most of them women and children.
"The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.." [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing]
Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Israel through Islamic jihad.
Of additional note, CAIR received $5,000 “seed money” from the now-defunct entity known as the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development [HLF], a fraudulent Muslim charity which was successfully prosecuted for having provided HAMAS with at least $12 over its lifespan. All of the HLF defendants were found guilty, on a total of 108 combined charges.
One of those found guilty was Ghassan Elashi.
"...Elashi was a founder and Chairman of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). He was also a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Texas branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)..." [source, Discover the Networks]
At the time of his conviction in HLF he was already serving a long prison sentence, having been found guilty in another terror related case
In 2011 when we brought this item to the attention of those who managed the Bee at that time, we were offered the limp excuse that the information originated with PR Newswire and the Bee had no way of choosing which content the organization might distribute.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
January 22, 2014 - San Francisco - PipeLineNews.org - Violent and dangerous Moroccan youth gangs are on the rise in multicultural Holland. The Dutch city of The Hague has a reputation of being a decent city where embassies and prestigious international courts such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are located. It is also the city where the King of the Netherlands resides. Parliament is located here as well. But organized crime is rampant is this city, especially among second-generation Moroccan immigrants and minors. It is costing the Dutch tax payer millions of euros every year, apart from all those decent people who have been robbed and attacked by these arrogant juvenile frequent offenders. Too often, lenient judges release the offenders after a few days or weeks – and the untouchable youth gangsters are quite aware of this. They are laughing at their many powerless victims, rediculing them. The police are also quite unhappy about it.
It was on the early morning of Tuesday, January 14, that about two hundred policemen forcefully entered the homes of eleven members of a notorious Moroccan-Antillean/Surinamese youth gang in suburbs of The Hague. The gang was at least seventy-two members strong and those who were arrested – ten Moroccans and one Antillean – were considered to be dangerous hardcore members. “We allowed them to operate freely for about one year in order to gather more evidence,” Jozias van Aartsen, mayor of The Hague, told a Dutch TV reporter. “Otherwise, people will blame us when these youngsters will be released after a week.”
The mayor of The Hague knows what he is talking about. Mayors of other major cities and even some smaller cities such as Ede and Culemborg face similar problems. All too often, juvenile criminals are set free whereas their victims are terrified. A local resident who reported Moroccan juvenile offenders to the police now faces reprisals by these youth gangsters . “The neighborhood belongs to us,” they say. “No,” says Mr. Van Aartsen, “it is us who are in charge here.” They are seventeen to twenty one years old and were responsible for twenty-five burglaries. They did not hesistate to use violence inflicting physical injuries. They terrorized the neighborhood. They also committed insurance fraud.
Gang members are supported by friends and Moroccan family members. “It’s a kind of subculture here,” leading police investigator Johan van Rijn told a Dutch newspaper. “A high percentage of neighborhood youths help them telling them where to steal a lot of money.”
January 21, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Attorney General Holder has reportedly decided to broaden the definition of “racial profiling " thus binding the hands of Federal Law Enforcement in terror investigations, another example of this administration's appeasement of jihadists.
“The Justice Department will significantly expand its definition of racial profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations, a government official said Wednesday…” [source Matt Apuzzojan, U.S. to Expand Rules Limiting Use of Profiling by Federal Agents, New York Times]
The “government official” was of course not named but it is believed that the matter was broached during a meeting between the AG and New York’s Marxist mayor Bill de Blasio.
De Blasio is perhaps best known for his fundraising efforts on behalf of Nicaragua’s murderous Sandinista government. With credentials like that it would be normal to expect that he and Eric – the Red – Holder, would have an affinity for each other.
We find little reason to question the Time’s assertions in this matter. Taken as a whole, the DOJ leaks suggest a change in policy crafted to appease America’s Muslim Brotherhood front-groups. That its effect will also be to materially damage U.S. national security is simply icing on the cake as far as this criminal administration is concerned.
This matter was recently discussed by Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim, on a Fox News segment entitled "Islamic Extremism on the Rise.
We couldn’t agree more with Dr. Jasser's acerbic critique of DOJ’s change in policy. With this administration courting the worst elements in the American Muslim community and actively working with Muslim Brotherhood front groups [not to mention unresolved issues surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s right-hand-gal, Huma Abedin], another example of Team Obama running up the white flag of surrender to Islamism is hardly surprising.
By WILLIAM MAYER
January 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The word “metadata” is on the lips of a lot of media types these days.
Our guess is that most of them have little or no idea at all what they are talking about.
The term itself is imprecise; some say ambiguous, others say it’s meaningless without being placed in context. The way the punditocracy is using the word, they might as well just say data, because in their contextual frame of reference it’s [as applied to NSA and other government intel organizations] simply information.
There is a technical definition however, which is a lot more esoteric as it applies to the format into which information is put, essentially data about the data, the way databases are constructed, display characteristics, relationship matrices etc.
Both of these apply to the current controversy but given the emphasis of the press and since they are using the word indiscriminately [most of them simply to appear to be brighter than they are] let’s deal with it as one concept, an approach which should promote a broader discussion of the weighty issues involved.
All of the major and minor world powers routinely conduct some kind of electronic espionage. The U.S. is no different, but some understanding of its true capabilities only came to public consciousness with the Snowden revelations.
The question is to what extent is this prudent and in the U.S., consistent with the 4th Amendment’s guarantee that citizens will not have their privacy invaded without due cause.
January 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Though insufficient in scope to serve as a complete examination of the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Benghazi Report nonetheless provides a scathing assessment of Hillary Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State.
Below, verbatim from the Additional Comments section:
“Ultimately, however, the final responsibility for security at diplomatic facilities lies with the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Because theTemporary Mission Facility in Benghazi did not meet the security standards set by the State Department, it would have required a waiver to be occupied.
Although certain waivers of the standards could have been approved at a lower level, other departures, such as the co-location requirement, could only be approved by the Secretary of State. At the end of the day, she was responsible for ensuring the safety of all Americans serving in our diplomatic facilities. Her failure to do so clearly made a difference in the lives of the four murdered Americans and their families.
January 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As this news source has noted for quite some time, for example,
the African nation of Nigeria has been under siege by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram [Shari’a forbids Western education] since at least 2010.
In this period of time the organization has waged a particularly brutal, atrocity laden jihad, attempting to impose the Shari’a on the country.
January 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Item, the Huffington post has published the first of a three part "manifesto" from admitted 9/11 mastermind [and the guy who decapitated reporter Daniel Pearl] Khalid Sheik Mohamed. That in and of itself is not surprising in the least since HuffPost's anti-American reputation precedes it by a considerable distance.
What concerns us however is the more insidious, less easily dismissed phenomenon of the West's inability or unwillingness to defend itself against a group of crazed Muslim fanatics who seek to build an Islamic caliphate across the world through a never-ending campaign of violent jihad.
These are the kind of slugs which very much need to be assisted in assuming room temperature, with great prejudice.
Questions arise…can this country long survive much longer as a Constitutional republic?
More to the point, does it deserve to?
Under what twisted construction of the law should an admitted mass killing terrorist be allowed to have laptop computers, internet access and seemingly an unregulated ability to communicate his poison to the outside world.
We wonder why these beasts are allowed to have their precious Qur'ans, prayer mats, special halal meals, nice comfortable beds, televisions, the best in medical care and the rest of the accoutrements of modernity, all of which serve to provide them with a lifestyle significantly better than what they had when they were out on their own living in the shitholes of the Muslim world, forced to slink from safe house to safe house in order to avoid the ever present threat of drone attacks while they wage Islamic "holy war."
January 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It would be a grave error to assume that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on Benghazi published today provides a clear understanding of the tragic events surrounding the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
Much to his credit, Rep. Frank Wolf is pointing out the deficient nature of the Senate Committee’s partisan whitewash.
Wolf has been among the leading voices on the Hill, demanding that a House Special Select Committee be created to get to the bottom of this affair.
Mr. Wolf provided a blistering critique of the report’s obvious deficiencies:
“Perhaps the most telling part of the report is in the ‘additional views’ section, which points out that ‘important questions remain unanswered as a direct result of the Obama Administration’s failure to provide the committee with access to necessary documents and witnesses.’ This is unacceptable. The report also fails to even broach the subject of just what the CIA was doing Benghazi. Amazingly, it said that while some in the Department of Defense may have known of the CIA facility, neither AFRICOM nor its Commander ‘were aware of an annex in Benghazi, Libya.’
As has been case throughout the Obama administration, no one is ever held accountable and heads never roll.
Regarding that matter Wolf sates, “I also remain deeply troubled that no one has been held accountable for what happened that night. I have spoken with family members of those killed and they have made it clear that accountability is what they want most.”
Department of State, No Secret Deal With Iran But Will Release Its Text In A Form And Time Of Its Own Choosing
January 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – State Department spokesman, Marie Harf, responding to a story in the LA Times [see, New Iran Agreement Contains Secret Deal, Tehran Official Says ] that there is a secret codicil between, Iran and the U.S., to the recently negotiated P5+1 nuke agreement with Iran, as much as admitted that such an agreement exists.
In an example of the kind of double-talk which has been coming out of this administration since day one, Harf stated, “There is no secret agreement here…[but]…We will make the text available to Congress and the public, but we must work with the parties on when and in what format the information will be released, and we hope to do that very soon soon."
How Harf was able to deliver this “up is down,” statement with a straight face is merely another example that TeamObama won’t tell the truth even when caught in-flagrante.
January 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The imminent release of ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ book, [ Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War , Knopf, January 14, 2014] has been accompanied by an unusual number of leaks, teases really, intended to pump sales, a standard technique in the publishing industry.
However it’s the content of these brief previews which have grabbed the attention of the part of the public that still cares about these things and that certainly includes the press.
The broad outlines are already known and they confirm what many have already concluded, including this news source.
1. Mr. Obama is a political animal and makes all decisions - including those of a military nature - crafted to please his left-wing, anti-America, pro-Shari'a constituencies.
2. He has no defining core foreign policy.
3. He has been a weak Commander in Chief appearing to have little interest in this constitutionally mandated duty.
4. The President has little if any faith in his administration's military strategies, no confidence in his commanders and shows only a modicum of respect for the military in general.
5. He is ideologically adverse to the concept of militarily projecting power.
All of this bears on the topic of Iraq which looks to be on the verge of imploding due to a multiple “waves” of al-Qaeda planned car bombings which are tearing the country apart and re-igniting lethal tensions between the majority Shia and Sunni Muslim communities. Though some have characterized that prospect as an incipient civil war, in reality it’s an ancient conflict between long-held and bitterly competing Islamic sects.
The carnage has been catastrophic and the statistics frightful. Between 8 and 10,000 civilians were killed in these attacks during 2013, with the number of bombings averaging over 70 attacks a month.
January 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] holds a very important position in DC, he’s the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
According to numerous reports, Menendez might have more than a bit personal experience regarding “foreign relations” than meets the eye.
The main allegations facing the Senator are:
1. That he might have had “relations” with hookers [possibly underage] in the Dominican Republic, though the current Dem talking points claim that the entire matter was part of an elaborate setup.
2. That he accepted gratuities without reporting them as campaign expenses. He has since made restitution to the tune of nearly $60,000 for junkets to the Dominican Republic which apparently slipped his mind.
3. That he peddled influence on behalf of one or more acquaintances. [for a synopsis of Menendez’ “difficulties” regarding these matter, please refer to Dana Milbank’s excellent piece, Bob Menendez, senator of the evening , Washington Post].
Please consider the aforementioned information merely background, helpful in establishing the nature of Mr. Menendez’ character, such as it may be.
The Many Faces of Jihad
By WILLIAM MAYER
January 7, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLinenews.org - The standard fallback retort to allegations that normative Islam is pathologically intolerant regarding other religions isn't new, for example they say that Malaysia allows for the free expression by its religious minorities including Buddhists and Christians.
The same is said regarding Indonesia [home of the world's largest Muslim population, over 200 M] where Muslim on Christian violence is on the rise and the al-Qaeda affiliate Laskar Jihad is pillaging Christian villages, killing and maiming as they go.
Thus, neither of these claims of tolerance are substantiable.
Regarding Malaysia, its reputation as proof that that there is no religious discrimination in Islam has been seriously eroded, with Christians now finding themselves targeted and their Bibles confiscated simply because they use the name Allah instead of God or some other designator for the Creator, a common practice among Middle Eastern [for example Jordan] Christians…what few of them remain.
"The Holy Bible, being at the very heart of the Christian community, was being confiscated in a country which is supposed to practice religious freedom and moderation. The dinosaur of Malaysian politics, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was among the first to make statements that the Christians in the peninsula should not irritate Muslims by using the name Allah, but unless Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak stood up against Islamic extremists in this country, he, too, would go down the history as a ‘weakling’ in Malaysian politics..." [source, Simon Neoh, JAIS Bible raid hits the world news: Already a PARIAH, Umno Baru will have to CLOSE SHOP! , Malaysian Chronicle]
The "dinosaur" in question is Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who served as Malaysia’s Prime Minister for 22 years, from 1981 to 2003. He is now in his late 80s, retired but still a player in the country's politics.
Throughout his long period of service he established policies which clearly favored the indigenous population known as Bumiputeras which are 90% Muslim.
This is not a contention, as Mohamad hasn't been shy in saying so himself.
By WILLIAM MAYER
January 3, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It's a predictable pattern, the NY Times or the Washington Post publishes drivel timed to coincide with whatever talking points their masters - the hacks that run the Democrat Party - are spouting and immediately the rest of the liberal slug media runs with it...even if that journey takes them headlong into a brick wall.
The current cause de célèbre is the fairytale spun by this fellow Kirkpatrick for the NYT in which he concluded that neither al-Qaeda central [stiff Binny's former baby, now run by Zawahiri] nor an al-Qaeda affiliate [let's say a group such as Ansar al-Sharia for example] had anything to do with the September 11, 2012 deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy located in Benghazi, Libya.
In the NYT piece, perhaps Mr. Kirkpatrick's most absurd assertion was that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's incredibly stupid, amateurish video was "in large part," the cause of the attack.
"...in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.” [source, Fred Fleitz, New York Times' Benghazi article a shameless bid to send Hillary to White House in 2016 , Fox News]
This despite the fact that the U.S. State Department official [declassified] findings apparently placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Islamic jihadist attackers.
"...Responsibility for the tragic loss of life, injuries, and damage to U.S. facilities and property rests solely and completely with the terrorists who perpetrated the attacks. The Board concluded that there was no protest prior to the attacks, which were unanticipated in their scale and intensity. [source, U.S. State Department investigation regarding Benghazi attack]