PipeLineNews Archives: December 2011

Obama's Insane Gambit -Turn To Jihadist Supreme Yusuf Al-Qaradawi To Broker "Peace Treaty" With Taliban

By WILLIAM MAYER

December 31, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Hindu [see, http://www.thehindu.com/news/article2755817.ece] online website is reporting that Team Obama's criminally incompetent foreign policy team has unbelievably, asked Yusuf al-Qaradawi to help mediate its on-again-off-again "negotiations" with Afghanistan's key jihadists, the Taliban.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a Doha-based Islamist scholar who once called on his followers to back jihadist groups in Jammu and Kashmir, has emerged as a key mediator in secret talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, government sources have told The Hindu."

Al-Qaradawi is the tip of the spear of Sunni Islamist revolutionary theology and the unchallenged intellectual leader of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. He is also a virulent anti-Semite and a supporter of Hamas.

To say that Qaradawi is a jihadist, doesn't do him justice - he is the face of the global Islamic jihad.

If there is any upper limit as to how much this administration is willing to give the Taliban in order for Obama to be able to wave around an Afghani "peace treaty," as he campaigns for a second term, it's certainly not apparent given that this foolish bunch of amateurs has apparently already offered to transfer some of GITMO's most hardened Taliban terrorists to Afghanistan, whereupon they will of course be free and clear to resume their jihad against the West.

Knowing that they have the upper hand in any negotiations with a president desperate to cut and run from Afghanistan, the Taliban are obviously driving a hard deal indeed.

As the always clear-headed, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted today in NRO [see, http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/286854/obama-recruits-qaradawi-andrew-c-mccarthy] piece, "The surrender is complete now...[marking] one of the most shameful chapters in American history."

We thoroughly concur, the real question is whether this nation can withstand another year of governance by these bozos.

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Muslims Around The World Must Condemn Attacks On Christians

By M. ZUHDI JASSER

December 31, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The radical Islamist organization Boko Haram, which murdered and maimed innocent Nigerian Christians on Christmas Day, does not represent the majority of Muslims around the world. Boko Haram is a radical Islamist group ("boko haram" means "Western Education is Sinful") that attacked churches last year as well and has vowed similar attacks in the future. Their actions should be condemned by all Muslims, especially by Muslim leaders.

Islamist groups like Boko Haram want to create an Islamic state based on their interpretations of shariah (Islamic jurisprudence). The Christian presence in Nigeria is perceived as a great impediment to this mission (48 % of the Nigerian population is Christian). The choice Christmas Day to perpetrate their wanton violence illustrates the hateful fascistic sectarian state Boko Haram seeks to impose upon the Nigerian people.

Boko Haram is guided by militant Islamism and its medieval notions of society. For them, full citizenship is limited to those who share their religious beliefs and affiliation, and their Christmas Day act demonstrates the depravity to which they will stoop in realizing that grim vision. The Nigerian government has thus far been unsuccessful in preventing attacks on its Christian citizens, despite a crackdown against the militant group by paramilitary agencies.

The Vatican and secular Western leaders have rightly condemned the attacks on Nigeria's Christians as heinous, evil, and cowardly. We would like to hear unequivocal denunciations of Boko Haram and other radical Islamist groups terrorizing Christian and other minority communities from every respectable Muslim leader in the free world. Muslim scholars, activists, politicians, and community leaders must respond forcefully to the murderous and supremacist tendencies of Muslim extremist groups, and support the enforcement of the rule of law against such groups. The world must not tolerate or excuse carnage against fellow citizens on any day in any country. All Muslims, and all civilized governments around the world, must put an end to the madness and hatred expressed in brutal acts such as the Christmas attacks in Nigeria.

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Iran's Navy Set To Test Fire Missiles And Torpedoes During Hormuz War Games

By REZA KAHLILI

December 31, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to MehrNews, the mouthpiece of the Islamic regime in Iran, an Iranian naval commander announced that the Navy will test fire its advanced missiles and torpedoes during the 10-day naval war games, entitled Velayat-90, which started on Saturday.

"During the next days of the war games, Navy's advanced long-range, medium-range, and short-range missiles and smart torpedoes will be test-fired," Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari told the Fars News Agency on Wednesday.

The preliminary stage of the war games ended on Monday, and Iranian warships, submarines, and other naval vessels spread out across the theaters of operations, which cover a wide area from the Strait of Hormuz to the Gulf of Aden. During the tactical stage of the war games, which started on Tuesday, naval forces are supposed to practice various military tactics.

The war games are said to differ from previous ones in terms of the vastness of the area of action and the military equipment and tactics that are being employed.

The submarines of the Ghadir class and other classes, warships, missile-firing destroyers, coast-to-sea missile systems, drones, and electronic warfare equipment are being tested during the exercises.

Air Force fighters cover naval vessels

On Wednesday, during a special operation, which was carried out in one of the theaters of operation, Air Force fighter jets overflew the area and covered the naval warships and submarines that were engaged in the war games.

In another operation, naval helicopters detonated floating mines and cleared the way for naval vessels.

As reported back in July, The Iranian navy has been busy expanding its operation on the orders of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has emphasized the navy's strategic importance in protecting the Islamic republic's interests and confronting its enemies.

In February, for the first time in three decades, two Iranian naval vessels passed through the Suez Canal en route to Syria. Iran's navy then successfully expanded its mission in the Indian Ocean, and its submarines completed a two-month-long mission in the Red Sea.

In an alarming July 18 statement, Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said the Iranian navy plans on deploying warships in the Atlantic Ocean as part of a program to ply international waters, although he did not say where in the Atlantic the ships would be sent. Two days later, Rear Adm. Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi revealed for the first time that the Iranian navy has equipped a number of its logistic vessels and units with long-range surface-to-surface missiles. He stated, "Missile frigates and destroyers have been equipped with these missiles since a long time ago, and the surface-to-surface missiles of the logistic vessels were successfully tested and assessed during the recent naval war games, dubbed as Joushan."

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Reaping The Fruits Of Obama's Abandonment Of Iraq - Country Set To Implode, Civil War Appears Imminent

December 27, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Last week in a low key manner, the remnants of U.S. combat forces departed Iraq. The abrupt manner in which this policy was enacted, against almost unanimous opposition by the U.S. military command apparatus, is yielding a quick and bitter harvest.

Just a few days after the Obama pullout, a massive car-bomb was detonated in Baghdad killing at least 70 and today the Interior Ministry was attacked with at least 6 reported killed in another suicide bomb explosion.

Over this last weekend an arrest warrant was issued for Iraq's vice president Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, because of his alleged involvement with death squads.

As the Washington Examiner reports, "[it] was a clear signal that the nation remains irreconcilably split along religious lines. Neighboring countries have been quick to exploit that divide." [source, http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/world/2011/12/withdrawal-us-troops-could-cause-civil-war/2036346#ixzz1hlMIBjSx].

The speculation is that absent a continuing U.S. presence, Iraq's Shia majority will quickly and forcefully move against their minority Sunni rivals and that a civil war might well quickly ensue. If this does happen, and there is nothing in Iraq's short experiment with democracy to prove otherwise, president Maliki's Shia government will increasingly seek cooperation from its neighbor Iran, with all of the complications such a relationship will pose for the U.S., Iraq and the region.

Quite probably the Muslim world's Sunni majority nations, especially Saudi Arabia, won' t simply adopt the role of bystander while their theological brothers again lock horns with Iraq's Shia establishment. The result could very well be a dramatic increase in al-Qaeda terrorist activity with foreign mujahideen streaming into the country once again, at least partially funded by Saudi petrodollars.

One would think that the bloody reaction to this administration's willful creation of a power vacuum in a marginally stable country had to be expected - the U.S. presence was the sole adhesive binding the society together. The tragedy is that even the dullest international relations undergrad should have been able to predict such an outcome well in advance of it happening.

Unfortunately logic is wasted on this administration [bolstered by Hillary's unimaginably incompetent State Dept.] which is totally focused on the 2012 election - a potentially fatal strategic error.

With Iraq disintegrating before our eyes and with Afghanistan set for a similar fate when U.S. troops depart this coming summer, rather than the expected good will [i.e., votes] it would hope to generate for keeping its word regarding these two wars - it will be staring down what could well be a complete meltdown in the Middle East. Egypt has all but capitulated to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists and will most likely quickly jettison its peace treaty with Israel, Libya is essentially in the hands of al-Qaeda friendly group of thugs, Jordan is teetering under rising Islamist pressure, Yemen is set to disintegrate, Pakistan becomes more unstable every day and Syria is unlikely to be able to suppress its Islamist dissenters long term.

Though the MSM will try valiantly to tap dance around the increasing turmoil in the Middle East it will soon be impossible to shield the studiously inattentive American public from the frightening reality this president has forged.

With the very real possibility of an Iranian bomb tossed into the mix, American foreign policy will be in such a crisis that it's going to be impossible to ignore and Mr. Obama might finally be held to account for his reckless disregard of U.S. national security interests.

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MPAC's 2012 Agenda - Using "Islamophobia" As A Bludgeon

By THE PROWLER

December 26, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC, an Islamist pressure group] convened its 11th annual convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

During the event's second session a presentation was made entitled, "The Industry of Hate in the Public Square," with Edina Lekovic [MPAC director of policy and programming] serving as moderator. Panelists included Wajahat Ali [playwright, author of "Domestic Crusaders"] Aziza Hasan [MPAC So. Cal government relations director] and Steve Rohde [past president ACLU]. Rohde was a last minute replacement for Mark Potok whose name appeared in the program book.

MPAC's president Salam Al-Marayati lead things off, taking to the podium and asserting that: "Islamophobia is a social disease." He then turned things over to the moderator, Edina Lekovic.

Ms. Lekovic said that this is a time when there is a whirlwind of activity, both foreign and domestic, and that MPAC was focusing on the TLC show All American Muslim and Lowe's withdrawal of its sponsorship. The nature of Islamophobia, she said, is changing. Lekovic stressed that the organization needed people on the ground to work the neighborhoods. To that end index cards were passed around upon which respondents were asked to share their experiences and challenges along these lines.

Wajahat addressed the assembly stating [facetiously] that Muslims should be congratulated because the Muslim agenda has won, in that there are now stealth halal turkeys and a Muslim beauty queen. He said that many Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim, but a funny one as he eats bacon and refers to Jesus as his Savior.

He said it has been a funny year.

Wajahat continued on, stating that the TLC channel created a national and international furor with its series All American Muslim, which is about five Muslim families living in the US. Lowe's withdrew sponsorship under pressure from the Florida Family Association. He asked those in attendance if they knew what the Florida Family Association is. Then he offered his opinion. He said that essentially it's one man, David Canton, with a web site, a rather poor web site, in his opinion. He said David Canton has a history of bothering corporations and that Canton stated that All American Muslim presented only normal Muslims, not terrorists. Of course, he opined that Pamela Geller and David Horowitz are key players in the apparent conspiracy to spread "Islamophobia."

He continued with the ad-hominem attacks saying that Canton is a fringe character, a harmless kook. Wajahat said that shows what one person with a web site can do. He then said that every attendee would be getting a book on Islamophobia - a report six months in the making and sponsored by the [hard left, Soros funded] Center for American Progress. Ali said he was proud to be one of the contributors to the report.

He said Brevik was inspired by many of the Islamophobes cited in the aforementioned study. Such Islamophobes claim that mosques are Trojan Horses and that the title, All American Muslim is an oxymoron.

Wajahat described some of CAP's report, including the claim that the Islamophobia "industry," is a 43 million dollar affair and that there are anti-Shari'a laws pending in 24 states.

He also singled out Frank Gaffney, Daniel Pipes, David Yerushalmi, Steve Emerson, ACT, FOX News, "hate" radio and bloggers as contributing to the atmosphere of "Islamophobia." In his opinion this clandestine movement parallels the bigotry which confronts ethnic and sexual preference minorities.

But fear not the speaker stated, America will always find its moral compass and that the "fear mongers" always become the villains in children's books. Concluding he said, we will win, we have partners in this.

Steve Rohde spoke next, a last minute replacement. He recited a parody he had written of the well know work of Reverend Martin Niemoller in which the Reverend attacked the German intelligentsia for not standing up to Hitler because they felt they were safe.

He said "When MPAC calls I respond."

In this version of Niemoller's allegory, Rohde subbed Muslims as the despised minority [instead of the Jews] destined for the ovens. He said we know of the threat to the Ground Zero mosque, the Qur'an burning and Lowe's withdrawal of sponsorship. We will get through this challenge together, he continued. He said he was with the Jewish Funds for Justice and the Progressive Jewish Alliance. He said he was so proud of the report that was passed out. As long as Islamophobia rears its ugly head, you will have me and others as your friend.

Aziza Hasan took to the podium next. She said we are commanded by the Koran to stand up for truth. We are compelled to speak up. Really there are not that many people named as leaders Islamophobes. How do we break it down?

A. You anticipate

B. You build.

C. You campaign, with MPAC emphasizing Islamophobia and bullying1.

Hasan assured that Islamophobia will get worse in 2012 and that MPAC can have a campaign to counter it by building alliances. She referenced the time a few years ago that Dr. Maher Hathout was to receive an award. "Islamophobes" opposed it, but thanks to our alliances, we prevailed.

Continuing, Hasan said Dr. Maher Hathout has given us the four steps we need to succeed. First we need to have a presence; second we need to earn respect; third we need to be accepted, and fourth we need to have influence. You build on what others have done. Mayor Saleh of Bell will join us at our banquet. He was elected on his second run and ran on an anti-corruption platform. The treasurer of Montebello faced Islamophobia, and he won.

She also mentioned that MPAC had a pluralism resolution passed by the Los Angeles City Council and that the organization has worked with the Progressive Jewish Alliance and others. All interfaith work.

Aziza referred to forms given out to the audience. People volunteered to do their part in the campaign. She said there will be training.

She asked her audience to insist:

1. That their elected officials have on their web sites commentary that speaks out against bullying. MPAC will collect videos and send

2. That elected officials should pass legislation to protect kids that are bullied. We want a law passed so that even if a victim will not identify who bullied him, a policeman will be able to act.

3. Regarding Lowe's, 32 members of Congress have spoken out against Lowe's. Join the Lowe's boycott at [MoveOn.org] Also sign their petition there and contact other companies.

A question and answer session followed. What are some things we can do asked one person. Rohde answered; join the city council; go to your neighbors; join reading groups; join interfaith groups and go to elected officials as part of a delegation.

Hasan advised to take the lead, join social networks.

Ali said "We have to tell our stories". Two major causes of Islamophobia are: 62% of Americans do not know a Muslim. Ignorance is a problem. What they do know is from the media. Most Americans don't trust the media. Americans want to know about Muslims. Be proactive in the media. You can be savvy with legal cases that arise. Don't underestimate lawyers.

A member of the audience said that at Chapman University Muslims and Jews worked together after the hate-fest in Yorba Linda.

Lekovic said that we work with Mormons and the LGBT.

Ali said that his report has gone vertical. Many in the GOP are repulsed by Islamophobia.

End Notes:

1. Please note the reference to "bullying." This is an end run around the First Amendment. On October 1, MPAC held a workshop on bullying. Bullying is not defined objectively. Instead, the organization defines the term according to its supposed effect, whether "your heart hurts." Since bullying is not conclusively defined, it is whatever the complainant says it is, thus opening a Constitutional mine field - even if the "victim" will not identify his bully, the police may still step in. The accused not only is deprived of a chance to confront his accuser, he technically does not have an accuser.

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Obama's Muslim Soldiers - Women Jr. ROTC's Allowed To Wear Hijab

December 23, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - If the report appearing in the Tennessean is correct, the Army's Junior ROTC program will now allow Muslims to don religious attire while in their military uniforms, including hijab.

"The Army will develop a policy allowing Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to ask for permission to wear religious headdresses with their uniforms. The decision came in a letter dated Monday, the response to an October complaint filed by the Council of American-Islamic Relations on behalf of a Williamson County student." [source, http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111223/NEWS04/312230054/Army-to-adjust-policy-on-religious-headdresses-in-JROTC]

The decision came as a result of agitation by CAIR, named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the landmark terror financing prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [HLF]. As a result of this prosecution, CAIR has been linked in official documents to Hamas the Palestinian terrorist group which was the beneficiary of at least $12 million in contributions from the now defunct HLF.

"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, http://www.investigativeproject.org/2340/federal-judge-agrees-cair-tied-to-hamas]

This stealthy, below the radar screen move by the Army is in keeping with Team Obama's efforts to "fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear..." [source, Barack Obama, June 4, 2009 Cairo speech, WH website, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-cairo-university-6-04-09] which include purging government documents of any references linking Islamic ideology with terrorism as well as gagging military trainers who might have the temerity to speak the truth.

Of particular note, these radical policies are seldom officially announced, for fear of the understandable blow-back which they would generate. This allows government institutions, including the nation's military to slowly be brought into Shari'a compliance until it is an accomplished fact and therefore all the more difficult to reverse.

The decision was transmitted in a letter from Larry Subblefield, who is the deputy assistant secretary of the Army's diversity and leadership division, which obviously has far less concern regarding basic military preparedness than it does fielding an incompetent but inclusive army which will - should present trends continue - more resemble a multicultural circus than what was once the world's most feared fighting force.

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Hamas Calls For An Arab Army To "Liberate" Jerusalem

By REZA KAHLILI

December 22, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Islamic regime's Keyhan newspaper, the mouthpiece of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the Hamas leadership has called on Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to form the first ever Arab army to liberate the holy city of Jerusalem.

The Quds News Agency reported that Hamas also called on Arab countries to champion this cause and take preliminary steps toward the establishment of an Arab military coalition. Hamas's statement reads: "The first step is to form Quds Brigades in each Arab country in order to invite the abandoned Palestinians to join, as well as establish, a central Arab military command."

Hamas reiterated in its statement: "The battle for the liberation of Jerusalem is closer than ever and, God willing, we will win."

The Egyptian presidential candidate has also confirmed that the new Egyptian administration will put an end to walling off Gaza.

At the same time, the Iranian Supreme Leader has stated that the Islamic awakening in the region will soon facilitate the glorification of Islam worldwide.

The radicals ruling Iran believe that the destruction of Israel will trigger the coming of the Shiites'12th Imam, the last Islamic Messiah, Imam Mahdi. As described in the secret documentary made by the Twelvers in Iran, "The Coming is Upon Us," the current events in the Middle East suggest that the coming is close. The film stresses that Israel has to be destroyed in order for Imam Mahdi to reappear and kill all the infidels thus raising the flag of Islam in all corners of the world.

Mr. Kahlili is a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. He now resides in the United States and writes under the pseudonym, Reza Kahlili. For further background regarding Mr. Kahlili see our in-depth interview here Iranian Defector Reza Kahlili - Iran Runs "Large Network" Through U.S. Mosques And Islamic Organizations. He is the author of A Time to Betray, a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

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Report Documenting Pro-Islamist Content In American Textbooks Sent To 500 School Superintendents

December 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a move sure to rattle the oppressive governmental superstructure which has a stranglehold on K-12 education, the Christian Action Network has sent an in-depth study of the pro-Islamist content present in many of today's major schoolbooks to 500 school administrators nationwide.

The study itself is damning, revealing an almost universal historical revisionism present in this key educational material, the purpose of which is clearly to demean Judaism and Christianity while whitewashing Islam. Though the study keyed on Florida textbooks, the problem [as determined by other studies] is nearly universal across all American school districts.

Examples of this bias include:

Study - "As early as 2002 another high-profile textbook, World History:Patterns of Interaction, a high school world history textbookpublished by Houghton Mifflin under the McDougal Littell imprint,did not mention jihad. Houghton Mifflin's multigrade series thendropped jihad from textbooks; by 2005 Houghton Mifflin hadapparently removed jihad from its entire series of social studiestextbooks."

The difficulty here is that jihad is incumbent upon observant Muslims as stated in the Qur'an, so much so that the duty to perform jihad has been called the "sixth pillar of Islam" [the five traditional pillars being; declaration of faith - the shahada; prayer, salat; almsgiving, zakat; fasting; journey to Mecca, the hajj].

"And Fight those who have not faith in God, nor in the Hereafter, and (who) forbid not what God and His Prophet have forbidden and (who ) are not committed to the religion of truth, of those who have been brought the Book, until they pay tribute by hand, and they are the low." [9:29]

Study - "The religion [Islam] has close ties to the prophets and teachers ofJudaism and Christianity," and "Muslims believe that Allah is the sameGod as the God of the Jews and Christians."

This notion, that Islam is deeply rooted in Jewish and Christian theology is garbage, unless one accepts the fact that the only linkage occurred in the mind of Mohammed who liberally "borrowed" from Jewish and Christian sacred texts. It strains credulity to believe that the mere mention in the book of Genesis of Ishmael and Hagar [his mother by Abraham] and their subsequent banishment constitutes Biblical proof that Islam is an "Abrahamic" religion and thus naturally flowed from these two major faiths.

Study - "Most of the people who lived on manors belonged to the Roman CatholicChurch. They practiced a religion called Christianity. The RomanCatholic Church grew strong during the Middle Ages. …Church leadersbecame rich and powerful. …because of its power, rulers [kings andqueens] often decided to obey the church."

A clear denigration of Christianity.

Study - "Many important ideas taught in Europe in the Middle Ages came fromscholars who followed a religion called Islam. Islam started in theMiddle East and spread to parts of Europe, including Spain. People inthe Islamic world had been exploring scientific ideas. Students inEuropean universities began to study those ideas, too. They learned newthings about medicine and the stars."

The truth is that the above is propaganda. Islam's contributions to the world's knowledge base are remarkably few. Islam didn't simply "spread" into Spain, the country was conquered and subjugated for nearly a thousand years by Muslim armies coming from North Africa. Just for the record the concept of "zero," most likely originated in India, not the Islamic world.

Study - "During the era of Roman control, a Jewish man named Jesus… taught thatfaith and love were more important than Judaism's many laws."

A clear attack on the essence of Judaism while denigrating Jesus as merely a Jewish man.

Study - "Muhammad's teachings, which are the revealed word of God…are found inthe holy book called the Qur'an…According to the New Testament, Jesusof Nazareth was born around 6 to 4 B.C…According to Jesus' followers,he rose from the dead…"

The bias here is obvious, Islam is the "revealed" word of God, Christianity on the other hand is nothing more than a scribbled set of books of indeterminate import.

Study - "In the late 20th century, another type of terrorism began to emerge.Terrorists who carried out this type of terrorism wanted to achievepolitical ends or destroy what they considered to be the forces ofevil. They attacked targets not just in their own country, but anywherein the world. These terrorists were willing to use any type of weaponto kill their enemy. They were even willing to die to ensure thesuccess of their attacks."

The abstemiousness with which the authors approach this topic and their refusal to even marginally link this "new terrorism" with anything Islamic is comical.

And so it goes. But this is not an accidental happening, as the study points out the process whereby these texts are compiled have become political battlegrounds where the most aggressive are usually victorious. At this juncture those asserting the most aggression are clearly those of the Islamic faith.

Study - "Who are these agenda-based special interests that are working toinculcate their views into elementary and high school ("el-hi") texts?They span the spectrum from ethnicities, to religions, to causes – evenpolitical parties. Typically, they are Latinos, African Americans,Jews, Christians, atheists, environmentalists, animal rights advocates,liberal and conservative voting blocks, and numerous others. None,however, are as aggressive, as blatant, or as successful thus far inthis movement, as believers in the religion of Islam, and Islamists – asubset of that faith. The latter are religious fundamentalists aspiringto a worldwide caliphate, underscored by what they call "jihad," inaddition to a political, ideological and economic way of life known asShariah law."

The lesson to be learned here is that the Islamists have been keen to follow the successful template put in place over the last century by the left. By controlling the institutions which create culture - education being a primary molder of societal mores - you eventually control the culture. This is not happening in the dark, though gaining access to the process and understanding it does take some effort, it's happening above board in a high stakes effort to incrementally make the West Shari'a compliant, in this case mugging the truth so that the seditious doctrine of multiculturalism will not be challenged.

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Was Gore's 2000 Concession Speech A Death Warrant?

By PATRICK HERSH & A. AUGUST WILLIAMS JR.

Editor's Note: This is a highly controversial story, one that could send shock waves through the entire political landscape. In a very real way it provides an alternative theory of causation, explaining much of the backdrop of contemporary political history.

Because of the extremely broad scope covered in this piece it is, by necessity overly long, well over 4,000 words. It was however painstakingly and precisely crafted so we urge you to read it all the way through before you come to a conclusion

April 1, 2000 - Wiesbaden, Germany - PipeLineNews.org LLC - In an exclusive story, has learned that certain interlocking directorates within the Democrat National Committee, powerful members of the House and Senate Minority as well as the Democrat candidates for president and vice-president have engaged in an elaborate cover-up of monumental proportions.

This cover-up centers on an illicit smuggling operation that has been going on for 40 years. We have been working on this story for the better part of a year and have at considerable expense filed Freedom of Information lawsuits, stationed our most senior reporters in Europe for months and in general made an exhaustive search of the historical record to investigate, clarify and piece the story together. .

Historical Background

During the last horrific days of World War II, under the direction of “Wild" Bill Donovan, Office of Strategic Service (O.S.S.) counter intelligence units were active throughout Germany and the Balkans and even the western borders of the Soviet Union. They were looking for underground cells of dedicated Nazi scientists working on everything from advanced rocket propulsion systems to nuclear weapons and even optical devices similar to lasers. This was a cat and mouse game; trying to stay ahead of both the SS as well as Soviet Special Forces units looking for the same type of strategic treasure.

Near Wiesbaden, Germany, the Delta Blue unit of the ultra secret “Executive Committee" within the OSS had placed German speaking deep cover agents throughout the underground scientific research infrastructure and specifically into Hitler’s prize; a secret laboratory founded by Joseph Mengele, the infamous “Angel of Death". Code named SchwartzeEisenEin (or BlackIronOne) it was the Reich’s, and indeed the world’s most advanced pharmaceutical research facility. Scientists there were already capable of manipulating elements on an crude atomic level.

While Mengele was nominally a doctor his interests were wide ranging, he was an accomplished violinmaker and also a Grand Master level chess player of some note. He also fancied himself a political observer of the first order and a student of scientific propaganda. He maintained that the public image that a government presents is the primary determinative cause of its effectiveness (the entire inner circle of the Third Reich, shared this belief). Mengele also had written extensively and published in peer-reviewed journals, under a pseudonym, on the subject. Copies of his tomes were found in Hitler’s bunker at the close of the war. Hidden within these papers were sketchy details of a special project that Hitler had commissioned the researchers at SchwartzeEisenEin to expedite. Shreds of personal communications between Mengele and Hitler were also found in the bunker. They made reference to, in often reverential tones, of a super mind drug of unknown type. One shred of this communication reads - "dieses konnte unser heiliges grail sein mein lieber freund – AH" This is translated as “This could be our holy grail my dear friend – Adolph Hitler"

Mengele and the inner Reich circle were not the only ones interested in the mechanics of scientific propaganda, a discipline within contemporary social science which is also interested in how symbols affect cultural development and perception:

"Visual anthropology logically proceeds from the belief that culture is manifested through visible symbols embedded in gestures, ceremonies, rituals, and artifacts situated in constructed and natural environments. Culture is conceived of as manifesting itself in scripts with plots involving actors and actresses with lines, costumes, props, and settings." Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology David Levinson & Melvin Ember editors, 1996. Henry Holt & Co.

It was not by coincidence, therefore, that the Third Reich enlisted Leni Riefenstal and other "forgers of culture" in furtherance of its particular goals of social organization.

As Joseph Goebbels maintained until his death in 1945.

“It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion…The effective propagandist must have…the gift to use the major methods of influencing public opinion such as the press, film and radio to serve his ideas and goals, above all in an age of advancing technology…There are no parliamentary parties in Germany any longer. How could we have overcome them had we not waged an educational campaign for years that persuaded people of their weaknesses, harms and disadvantages? Their final elimination was only the result of what the people had already realized. Our propaganda weakened these parties. Based on that, they could be eliminated by a legal act".

Reading between the lines of the heavily redacted documents obtained by our Freedom of Information Act (FIA) lawsuits, we can surmise that during the last months of the war, reports were made on a more or less continuous basis from the deep cover OSS agents in the SchwartzeEissenEin (S.E.E.) facility directly to FDR.

On the day the war in Europe ended so did these reports, and the facility seemed to vanish into thin air. Those few individuals who were the couriers of the reports were one by one taken ill by some unknown dysentery like disease, all died within 8 hours of the onset of the sickness. The symptoms of this malady are remarkably similar to those of the dreaded Ebola.

Again, relying on our FIA documents, we have determined that after the war, Mengele was secretly transported, by agents loyal to the deceased FDR, to South America to continue his research. There is speculation that he convinced Roosevelt that he was working on a cure for the non-juvenile form of polio which afflicted him and the agents felt both loyalty to the oath they had taken to their beloved president and felt that the benefit of the research out weighed the need to punish Mengele for his unspeakable crimes.

While in the jungles along the Amazon and continuing his special project, Mengele discovered an unusual alkaloid obtained from the root of the Boa-Bang tree (Boabinus Bangericus) whose partial chemical composition is:

C23O16H13Na29N8Mg14Pb7Cl47

At the molecular level this compound apparently was recognized as having powerful narcotic as well as psychotropic effects. Once again resorting to human experimentation, this time on the naïve Mosquito Indian population, chiefs and medicine men of various Mosquito Indian tribes were dosed with the substance and they became as gods before their adoring people.

There is a reference in the last remaining notebook attributable to Mengele of an entire tribe of Mosquito Indians walking off a cliff en masse at the direction of their drug enhanced god king.

"At dusk the men of the tribe assembled and proceeded to arrange themselves in two concentric circles with the god-king seated at their center. They began chanting and as the night progressed their voices became as one; powerful and hypnotic. All through the night their voices became louder until we had to remove ourselves to a remote area as not to be affected. At dawn they abruptly stopped, as if on command. They the rose, perhaps on an unobserved cue, glassy eyed and apparently oblivious to their surroundings. Jurambai their god-king led them to the end of a jungle path and watched as, without hesitation, the over 100 warriors calmly walked over the edge of the cliff, falling to their deaths on the jagged rocks some 500 feet below"

Mengele now had some inkling of the tremendous power of his discovery and he gave the compound a working name of, Anlügen 23, which roughly translated means “to engage in falsehood" since it apparently gave the user the ability to lie with out moral compunction and to be especially believable and almost god-like while doing so.

As per instructions given him by the special agents who transported him to South America, and acting to save himself from certain prosecution at Nuremberg, he had continued to make regular reports to a special section chief within the Department of State who also had ties to the KGB. Just enough of this information found it’s way (by way of rumor) into the hands of Senator Joseph P. McCarthy that it became the basis for his investigation into Communist influence there.

In a quid-pro-quo to avoid prosecution, this State Department section chief from then on kept McCarthy in the loop. When "Tail Gunner Joe" was publicly humiliated and destroyed before the Army McCarthy Hearings his contact then became the Chief Counsel for the House Un-American Activities Committee, Robert F. Kennedy.

Feeling the necessity to keep the arrangement intact RFK made the decision to keep the Soviets in the loop to protect the relationship with State. Kennedy did this by feeding the information to Dalton Trumbo (author of “Johnny Got His Gun" and progenitor of Metallica's breakthrough video, "One") who was rumored to be a deep cover agent for the Soviets. This alliance with the Hollywood left would be a fateful one.

Trumbo was blacklisted in Hollywood, at a time when patriotism actually meant something, and had certain contacts of his own within the Democrat Party and easily interfaced with Kennedy.

All that we can glean from the skimpy information that we have at our disposal is that Mengele did indeed discover something in the jungles of Argentina and news of it was anxiously followed along the chain that led to the Kennedy's because by this time Joseph Sr. had taken quite an interest in the reports. The elder Kennedy's many contacts among world leaders and his understanding of the almost limitless power a drug capable of guaranteeing an almost divine persuasive ability could offer, made it apparent to him that this was a huge discovery, perhaps epochal in importance.

It is a truism that authoritarians and demagogues in general often require that their agents say one thing and do another, obviously a public perception of veracity and believability is of paramount importance. Kennedy Sr's realization of this combined with his knowledge of Mengele’s apparent discovery led to the enshrinement of Anlügen 23 as indeed, the "Holy Grail" of the Democrat party.

At this point in the historical record even our “pieced together" information becomes choppy, what with the outing of Bobby and JFK's “"tag team" relationship with Marilyn Monroe and of course all three of their deaths, under mysterious circumstances, the wagons were pulled in ever tighter circles from which little information leaked out.

Due to our investigative efforts and though based primarily on third party and hearsay evidence this is what we have pieced together, it is shocking in nature like a dagger pointed at the very heart of the American dream.

It seems that during his jungle experimentation phase, Dr Mengele's former clandestine laboratory was secretly transformed from a military pharmaceutical research facility into J.HillipMengeleHausen-AG (J.H.M-Hausen-AG) a stuffy appearing East German pharmaceutical manufacturer, most often known for it’s feminine hygiene products.

Our sources indicate that J.H.M-Hausen-AG started the painstaking production of Anlügen 23 in the spring of 1959. Production techniques were so involved and capital intensive that only extremely small amounts could be produced. Efforts to synthesize the drug have, to our knowledge, never been successful to this day.

We did however discover what may have been the first instance of importation of this powerful agent into the U.S.

Upon direction by brother John, Robert Kennedy the Attorney General, directed that his brother’s very close friend, a certain P. Lawford, travel to Wiesbaden to bring back samples of an "elixir" while he was returning from making the movie "Exodus" in 1960. Lawford traveled under his screen name, Major Caldwell, to help deflect curiosity. Lawford allegedly smuggled 50 ml. of the substance back into the country. The concoction was first used successfully in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis where JFK bullied, lied to and generally made a buffoon out of Nikita Khrushchev.

JFK was ecstatic to discover that the substance not only worked but also had the powerful side effect of increasing his already prodigious libido. As time went on it appears that Kennedy became more and more dependant on the compound and threw all caution to the wind in November of 1963 by entering the political hornets nest in Dallas on that fateful day on the mistaken belief that operatives within Coke A Cola Corporation (of whom Richard Nixon was chief counsel – there is a link there that we can not go into at this juncture) had gleaned a few more precious viles of Anlügen 23. His dependence on the psychoactive narcotic. cost him his life.

Unfortunately, Lawford too succumbed, but in his case it was to wine, women and terrible impressions by Sammy Davis Jr.

There are also references made in documents too secret to even broach here that Lyndon Johnson also was able to get his hands on some of the compound and that he used it extensively from the Gulf of Tonkin crisis through Tet Offensive after which alleged “manufacturing problems" cut his supply off and his presidency crashed and burned. Johnson died shortly thereafter, a broken shell of the once imposing, physically powerful Texas wheeler-dealer.

It seems that the 39th President, Jimmy Carter was as straight as he was boring and never was offered and most likely would have refused such a dangerous potion. We feel confident to say this, as no one under the influence of Anlügen 23 would ever admit to a lusting in his heart, nor would they ever make a national speech wearing a K-Mart sweater. And it is here that the historical record ends and the modern record begins.

Editor’s note: we can find not even the slightest rumor of a Republican ever being offered or actually using the substance in their case it may just be the Republican disease, timidity.

With all of this circumstantial yet powerful evidence, we dispatched our senior writers to Wiesbaden, Germany last May. They spent the better part of two months there interviewing contacts and ferreting out information. First on our list was a journey to Heidelberg University:

Consultations with Ulrich Blödmann, Dean of the Department of Chemistry at Heidelberg University and Nobel Laureate, have confirmed our basic story.

Mr. Blödmann, speaking cautiously, finally confirmed that Anlügen 23 or a substance quite similar to it may indeed exist. He went on to say that pharmacologically speaking a compound with similar properties could actually allow those to whom it was given to be able to convincingly espouse, in a totally believable manner, what the speaker knew was totally in error. Blödmann said that if Anlügen 23 exists that the big lie could easily be told often and convincingly. He also went on to say that because of the way beta receptors in the left half of the brain operate that Anlügen 23 may be able to induce or trigger a messiah type psychosis and as a secondary effect actually block memories that are either too painful to bear or those which may result in criminal prosecution.

Our European journey then took us to Wiesbaden.

J.H.M-Hausen-AG is housed in a daunting and cold looking stainless steel low-rise complex gleaming near the intersection of Friedrich-Naumann Straße and Lahn Straße, just northwest of downtown Wiesbaden. Retinal scans are required for entry.

Surprisingly, our request for an interview was accepted, and we met with the VP of Public Relations, Dr. Horst Riefenstal III on May 23, 2000 an overcast spring day.

Q “Mr. Riefenstal, would you please tell us just what it is that J.H.M-Hausen-AG produces?"

A. “Well Patrick, J.H.M-Hausen-AG is a pharmaceutical research and manufacturing facility and produces a wide line of prescription as well as over the counter medications. Our line of feminine hygiene products is quite popular in the United States you know."

Q. What kind of prescription injectables does J.H.M-Hausen-AG produce?

A. “We produce chemotherapeutic compounds, anti-bacterial products for antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, intravenous fluid therapy agents and a host of other products that I won’t bore you with" he said through thin lips attached to a cruel mouth. His presence was making me uncomfortable; he looked like a nightmare artist’s rendering of the Teutonic alpha male, blond tall and muscular with piercing blue eyes that held no light within them.

Q. Does J.H.M-Hausen-AG produce any beta-receptor compounds, which may have psychotropic effects?

A. “Well Patrick, we are involved in a lot of research, that is a very interesting question, one I feel that I should take under submission. What do you know about cortico-steroids and beta-receptors, those seem like odd words to roll off the lips of a cub reporter

Q. Does J.H.M-Hausen-AG produce a compound called Anlügen 23?

A. Patrick, why would you ask such a question? Who has been speaking to you, do you have a family? Do you know if they are safe right now?

Q. Does J.H.M-Hausen-AG produce a compound called Anlügen 23?

A. The cold eyes froze over. He literally leaped up and came at me like a lion running down a gazelle, stopping just inches from my face, I had to recoil to avoid being head butted. “This interview is terminated" he said. Then he drew closer, locked eyes, and in that precise, clipped Berlin accent hissed, "lassen sie diesem sacred Platz sie jüdische schweine" [translation: "leave this sacred place you Jewish swine"] Do not ever come here nor ever call again. You have been warned.

The abruptness of Riefenstal's actions seemed to confirm what we had already suspected, Anlügen 23 does exist.

Later that day our diligence was rewarded again as a deep cover source provided us with written memorandum, internal email messages and memos between J.H.M-Hausen-AG executive offices, their beneath ground super secure biological research laboratory and most shockingly Democrat apparatchiks throughout the United States. These messages have revealed, beyond a shadow of a doubt that the drug not only exists but also has been used by Democrat politicians at least since the time of JFK. We even obtained a photograph of a vial of the super secret drug.

During final source checking, before we planned on going to press in early November with this bombshell, we became aware of the fact that Mr. Reifenstal was no longer associated with J.H.M-Hausen-AG , indeed the story became sinister with the revelation that he died under extremely mysterious circumstances. Apparently on his way home from work on a foggy October 23rd eve, he was strangled by an assailant whom eyewitnesses describe as being "almost reptilian" in appearance. No fingerprints or other evidence was found we did however find a curious notation by the homicide investigators that the perpetrator had extraordinarily large and powerful hands.

Triangulation has made it possible to conclusively place Mr. James Carville in Wiesbaden at the time of Riefenstahl’s demise. In addition we have turned up credit card purchase records for a round trip flight to Germany at the same time, repeated telephone calls to Mr. Carville’s office have gone unreturned. We cannot allege any direct contact between Carville and Reifenstahl or even that they met, but the juxtaposition is, if nothing else, quite a coincidence. Carville does wear size 12 gloves and has been known to tear phone books in half during some of his wilder Cajun flavored parties to amuse friends and impress the impressionable..

Arriving back into the US just before going to press our reporters met with the editorial board to compare notes and edit the story. Like a bolt of lightening it struck us all at the same time.

Throughout the eight longs years of this administration from scandal to scandal starting with the First Lady’s Health Care Task Force, Gays in the military, White Water, the Webster Hubbel affair, Vince Fostergate,The Travel Office Fiasco, Illegal Fundraising, Chinagate, Monicagate, Impeachment, Hillary’s NY State Senate victory and culminating with the legal assault on the Florida election results; one constant remains:

This team from the top down has no peer when it comes to public relations. There seems to be no crime that they can commit that cannot be explained away. That this gross and unprecedented level of corruption and lying would result in overwhelming public approbation helps to complete the loop in our opinion.

Not only is the administration quite skilled along these lines but potential witnesses against them seemed to have contracted an early onset of an Alzheimer’s like disease making it impossible for them to remember names, dates or even the names of their spouses, work associates or even their children, another red flag.

It has always been hard for us to understand how an apparently third rate political hack from Arkansas, after a lifetime of scandals, lurid revelations about his extramarital sex life as well as his impeachment could stand up anywhere in the nation and deliver a speech without being laughed off the stage.

But now we knew the answer! The fingerprint of Anlügen 23 were all over this! As added insight this also explained why prominent Democrat politicians complete medical records are never proffered.

How has this unholy traffic in mind-bending drugs been coordinated and conducted? Especially considering the mass quantities required to continually dose an entire administration as well as the several hundred potential witnesses who have not already taken the Fifth and left the country.

All we had to do was examine the template set in motion between Kennedy, Lawford and J.H.M-Hausen-AG. With this fiendish system of illicit importation having been established over a period of 40 years, only the names of the couriers have changed. While it might seem that lower level minions would be impressed into the “"Iron Triangle" of trade between Washington, Germany and Hollywood, this is not the case.

Sitting around our rosewood editorial board table we mused that it did indeed seem suspect that the most fanatical support the Clinton Administration enjoys has come from the Hollywood left. It seems with 2 or 3 exceptions the stars of stage, screen and music march in lock step to the beat emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Again, epiphany!

Of course they support this administration with a ferocity seldom seen this side of a mongoose. Wouldn’t Anlügen 23 be the perfect actor’s drug? Imagine looking into the cameras with the absolute knowledge that you WERE the character you were hired to portray. That you became him or her as the case may be? Of course. And given their lack of any moral underpinning wouldn’t the libido increasing side effects be considered a bonus in the Hollywood bed swapping culture?

It was so clear now, we sat in stunned silence; a silence so profound, so all encompassing that it was palpable. In addition to actors Hollywood is rife with power addicts who crave nothing but influence and money, what better drug for them, in most cases they are physically, intellectually and morally indistinguishable from the stars they represent, coddle and manage.

We immediately started sifting through flight records of the boutique European airlines as well as the chartered private jet air services that specialize in ferrying the stars hither and yon.We cross referenced flight plans filed with the FAA with actual destinations, fuel bills, hotel records, billing information, telephone logs etc., etc. and found that over the last eight years a select group of Hollywood’s aristocracy have made Wiesbaden a stop on at least one leg of hundreds of European trips thus it is they who comprise the mini-army of steel eyed couriers of the illicit Anlügen 23 traffic into the country:

Alec Baldwin
Kim Bassinger
Michael Douglas
Woody Harrelson
Martin Sheen
Hilary Swank
Kevin Spacey
Rosie O’Donnel
Ed Asner
Paul Simon
Bette Midler
Don Henley
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,
Jon Bon Jovi
Lenny Kravitz
Sheryl Crow
K.D. Lang
Barry Diller
David Geffen, Dreamworks
Fox Family Worldwide CEO Haim Saban
Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti
Sherry Lansing, chairman and chief executive officer of the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group .
Sony Music Executive Vice President Michele Anthony
CBS Entertainment President Nancy Tellem
Judy McGrath, President MTV Group
Columbia Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal
Susanne Daniels, Entertainment President of the WB Television Network
Hilary Rosen, president of the Recording Industry Association of America

This leads us to the Vice President, Albert Gore Jr. who had been locked in mortal combat with George W. Bush.

Contesting the Florida State election for 36 days via a "scorched earth" legal offensive, he refused until December 13th to concede, fighting a battle that seemed hopeless.

Why would he risk his political future and whatever good will he might have retained after the "no controlling legal authority" statement in a vain effort to win what, by any reasonable calculation, he could not have?

One only has to look at the tragic example of Lyndon Johnson. Falling from grace, after rejecting his party's certain nomination in 1968, he was denied his drug (officially because of manufacturing difficulties). (J.H.M-Hausen-AG only backs alpha humans. Losers [omega humans] are discarded like dead laboratory test rats) We believe that withdrawal from Anlügen 23 killed LBJ, slowly but inevitably. This is apparently the darkest side effect of what may be the world’s darkest drug. It offers god like powers but in every instance it kills, slowly, painfully and inevitably.

It is now obvious that Gore did not freely make the decision to concede. His hand was forced by the Chairman of the DNC, power broker Ed Rendell, who metaphorically threw the Vice President overboard by publicly stating that he should concede. This is how power is wielded at the highest levels.

After the concession there has been mounting concern among the Gore camp. The side effects are increasingly apparent in his physical demeanor; the puffy cheeks, the overly rosy complexion, the effeminate gait, the increasing lisp. These are classic signs of under-dosage and unless he is able to reverse his political fortunes and eventually win, he is doomed, and he knows it.

This is why Albert Gore will never really give up the quest even though he was forced to concede, fleeing to an office and pretending to work for Apple Computer. To resign himself to a non-politcal fate would be akin to signing his own death warrant - a fate far worse than having to live the rest of his life with Tipper.

This must be an unimaginable burden to bear, he therefore deserves our pity - so pray for him, not for victory; for that would be far worse.

Pray for his immortal soul.

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Democrat Congressmen Pander To Muslim Brotherhood Front Groups, Attacking Lowe's For Pulling Ads On Unpopular Cable Show All American Muslim

December 19, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An open letter signed by 32 lefty Congressional Democrats [is that redundant?] as well as Abe Foxman [Director of the Anti-Defamation League] was recently addressed to Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe's Companies protesting the decision to pull its advertising from a reality/propaganda show appearing on The Learning Channel called, All American Muslim.

The controversial show seems to have been created in an effort to pander to the American Islamist lobby, including Muslim Brotherhood front groups.

This tiny but noisy constituency has been quite vocal since 9/11 accusing - without basis - the United States of being an Islamophobic country, when in reality FBI hate crime statistics consistently prove otherwise, that American Muslims suffer little in the way of religious discrimination.

What really is at stake here is the freedom of speech including the right of American business to choose where it wishes to advertise, rather than being forced into wasting ad dollars in venues pleasing to Congress so that their sacred-cow constituencies might be assuaged.

The truth is that the ratings for this cable show have apparently fallen off a cliff after the first episode which benefitted from a popular lead in program and therefore represents a less than ideal return on investment for advertisers.

According to New York Magazines' Joseph Adalian, "More people may be talking about TLC's All-American Muslim online than actually watching it. Per Nielsen, Sunday's episode of the unscripted series drew just 908,000 viewers at 10 p.m., with 77 other shows airing on cable Sunday night drawing a bigger crowd..." [source, http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/12/checking-on-the-ratings-of-hell-on-wheels.html]

Among prominent critics of Lowe's are the usual suspects, CAIR and ISNA.

CAIR - "CAIR Asks Lowe's to Address Anti-Muslim Hate Prompted by TV Ad Pull-Out..." [source, http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=26892&&name=n&&currPage=1

ISNA - "...Political extremists and well-known Islamophobes...began a targeted campaign against the show before it even launched in November... . The show is a stepping stone in the right direction to break down negative and discriminatory stereotypes lodged at our community on a daily basis," states ISNA Secretary General Safaa Zarzour." [source, http://www.isna.net/articles/News/Lowes-Pulls-Ads-From-All-American-Muslim-Americans-Across-US-Stand-Against-the-Bigotry.aspx]

Hate?

Political extremism?

Well if there is anything these two organizations understand it's hate and political extremism. Federal prosecutors apparently thought the same when these two bad players were named as unindicted co-conspirators in the largest U.S. prosecution of Hamas funding ever undertaken, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation. Both groups have been linked by name in federal courts actions to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas,

"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, http://www.investigativeproject.org/2340/federal-judge-agrees-cair-tied-to-hamas]

So we have two extraordinarily tainted organizations, linked by the American justice system to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas assailing a U.S. company over its advertising decisions.

Not surprisingly, Islamists don't seem to practice what they preach.

For example, a November 11, 2007 posting on the CAIR website demanded that advertisers boycott the popular conservative talker Michael Savage's show, "CAIR today called on radio listeners of all faiths to contact companies that advertise on Michael Savage's nationally-syndicated radio program to express their concerns about the host's recent anti-Muslim tirade..." [source, http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?mid1=763&&ArticleID=23609&&name=n&&currPage=1]

CAIR crowed when Office Max pulled their ads from the Savage program, "It is encouraging that companies nationwide are choosing not to associate with Mr. Savage's hatred and bigotry," said CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin...Freedom of speech includes the right not to subsidize hate...Rubin thanked OfficeMax for its prompt response to Muslim concerns. She said CAIR is asking other Savage advertisers to follow that company's example." [source, http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?mid1=777&&ArticleID=23774&&name=n&

So what we have here is the usual double speak [takiyya, religiously sanctioned lying] coming from America's Islamists and their brain dead cohorts on the hard political left. These folks are only conditionally supportive of democracy - when it benefits their goal of destroying traditional American freedoms or establishes totalitarian Islamic theocracies as is now happening in Egypt.

We therefore congratulate Lowe's on its decision to halt its advertising on All American Muslim. This type of action is long overdue.

Note to Abe Foxman - can you spell dhimmi?

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Clinton Meeting With OIC Chief Ihsanoglu Hastening Shari'a Compliance In U.S.

December 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A problematic international conference concludes today in Washington DC. Its stated purpose is building "muscles of respect and empathy and tolerance" between Muslim-majority states and the West with regard to free speech and discussions of Islam.

About the event, Brooke Goldstein, Director of the LawfareProject states, "...Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), after meetings the two held earlier this year to discuss the March 2011 passage of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on "Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping . . . against, persons based on religion or belief," a Resolution the United States co-sponsored with Egypt. The OIC is a 57-member voting block of Muslim-majority nations at the United Nations, which purports to represent Muslim interests globally and is a major proponent of lawfare against free speech. Over the past 10 years, the OIC has repeatedly lobbied for "anti-blasphemy" or "defamation against Islam" (later changed to "religion") resolutions to censor what it deems offensive speech against Islam."

Regarding some of the many problems such religiously based legislation would create, Ms. Goldstein asserts:

"The Resolution itself is troubling for a variety of reasons: not only does it directly challenge basic tenets of liberal democracy and contradict the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, it also counters the U.S. position on free speech, as stated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton herself on December 8, 2011 at The Hague's conference on Internet Freedom. There, as keynote speaker, Clinton said the U.S. ardently supports unfettered free speech without government censorship on the Internet. Resolution 16/18, conversely, encourages governments to decide what constitutes permissible and impermissible speech where religion is concerned. A central tenet of liberal democracy is the right to speak publicly and critically about government and religion, and any government-imposed censorship of the latter should be of the utmost concern. The resolution also comes at a time when free speech about the threat of militant Islam, terrorism and their sources of financing are under attack by lawfare lawsuits designed to punish and silence anyone brave enough to speak on such matters, as detailed in the new book Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech."

This constricting of the First Amendment has already resulted in a veritable "witch hunt" within the national security training apparatus, with self-appointed guardians of the Islamist perspective now attempting to root out those not towing the ideological line, now reinforced by Team Obama and his State Department:

"...a U.S. government-led self-censorship movement has already begun, as many media sources report that the Obama administration is unilaterally reviewing counter-terrorism training manuals and purging them of any references to Islam...the wholesale whitewashing of Islamist extremism from law enforcement training is dishonest and harmful. There is already a blacklist of individuals who will no longer be permitted to train, including seasoned members of the FBI's training division. This is consistent with the OIC's push to criminalize references to Islam or Muslims in relation to terrorism, regardless of the fact that many terrorist groups are self-described Islamists. It is critical to monitor U.S. engagement with the OIC to ensure it is consistent with the values and protections enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, especially with regard to freedom of speech."

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Tell Congress Not to Drop Iran Sanctions from Defense Bill

By REZA KAHLILI

December 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Sanctioning the Central Bank of Iran is essential to confronting the Islamic regime and its activities of pursuing the nuclear bomb, expanding its missile program, and its collaboration with terrorist entities worldwide.

It is time to show the radicals ruling Iran that America is serious about preventing the Jihadists in Tehran from obtaining the bomb and that it will support the aspirations of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy.

Sanctioning the regime's Central Bank will weaken the hardliners and their surrogates who depend on the oil dollars and can become an effective tool for positive change in Iran.

The most recent edition of, Foreign Policy reported on high-level congressional negotiations that will determine the parameters of new sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).

FP's Josh Rogin disclosed that the administration is pressing key Democrats on the defense bill conference committee to get their colleagues to water down the strong sanctions language that passed the Senate on a 100-0 vote.

Even though senior officials like Secretary of State Clinton have paid lip service to the need for truly 'crippling' sanctions, the administration is now pushing for sanctions that are less severe and take effect more slowly.

The Democrats carrying the administration's agenda in the conference committee are Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) – who voted for the sanctions language that is now being targeted – and House Armed Services Committee ranking Democrat member Adam Smith (D-WA).

The Senate-passed sanctions measure was crafted on a bipartisan basis by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Since neither of these Senators is a member of the conference committee, Americans concerned that sanctions on Iran will be weakened are being asked to contact the members who are reportedly doing the administration's bidding and urge that the Kirk-Menendez language be adopted without alteration.

For more details, read the full report here, Foreign Policy, Inside the conference negotiations on Iran sanctions.

Contact information:

Senator Carl Levin
Phone: 202-224-6221
Fax: 202-224-1388
EMail: https://levin.senate.gov/contact/email/
Twitter: @SenCarlLevin

Congressman Adam Smith
Phone: 202-225-8901
Fax: 202-225-5893
Email: http://adamsmith.house.gov/Contact/
Twitter: @Rep_Adam_Smith

Because members of Congress are more responsive to constituents, you may wish to alert friends and family members who live in Michigan or in Washington state's Ninth Congressional District (which includes parts of King, Pierce andThurston Counties) and ask them to weigh in as well.


Mr. Kahlili is a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. He now resides in the United States and writes under the pseudonym, Reza Kahlili. For further background regarding Mr. Kahlili see our in-depth interview here Iranian Defector Reza Kahlili - Iran Runs "Large Network" Through U.S. Mosques And Islamic Organizations. He is the author of A Time to Betray, a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

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Three Jewish Heroes Of 2011

By STELLA PAUL

December 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - All is not lost. We live in an age of terrifying anti-Semitism, and so far, the Jewish establishment's only real response has been a competition over who can surrender fastest. But Jewish self-respect is not dead.

A few courageous men and women - barely more than a minyan - jump out of bed each morning, determined to defend Israel and the Jewish people, combat Islamic outrages, and expose the Jews in the Basement - the craven, self-appointed Jewish grandees.

True, this handful of heroes are sometimes reviled in their own communities and threatened with lawsuits and jail. They're loudly ignored, defamed, and detested by the establishment. It doesn't matter. Each one is blessed with holy chutzpah - an invigorating spiritual cocktail of brazen effrontery, steely stubbornness, and passion for justice.

Here are three Jewish heroes of 2011:

Tammi Benjamin

A soft-spoken lecturer in Hebrew, Tammi Benjamin finds herself living and working in one of the nuttiest places in America: the University of California, Santa Cruz. It's the sort of campus where Lenin Peace Prize-winner Angela Davis was an esteemed professor in the "History of Consciousness" department, despite her unusual past of fleeing from federal charges that she murdered Judge Harold Haley.

The campus is gorgeous, set amidst towering redwoods. But it incubates the ugliest sort of anti-Semitism, thanks to radical tenured faculty who use the public university to promote their pet ideological hatreds.

For years, Tammi Benjamin has meticulously recorded and politely protested each instance of officially sanctioned Jew-hating. She's documented the professors who recruit students for anti-Israel demonstrations and who soil their syllabi with hysterical, evidence-free accusations of massacres committed by Israeli troops.

She's carefully noted the more than a dozen events since 2001 dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, each sponsored by multiple academic departments. In her words, "[a]ll of them have been biased against Israel, often using highly tendentious and unscholarly rhetoric which demonizes Israel and encourages members of the audience to engage in actions to harm Israel."

She's catalogued the harassment of Jewish students in classroom and researched the administration's refusal to respond to anti-Jewish graffiti defacing student dormitories.

And, finally, in 2009, she filed a landmark complaint with the federal government, the first of its kind, charging that the Santa Cruz campus had become a hostile environment for Jews.

In March 2011, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights agreed to launch a major investigation into Benjamin's allegations.

"Such activism has made Rossman-Benjamin, 55, something of a pariah on campus. Not a single member of the Santa Cruz faculty has endorsed her read on the situation - save for her husband, professor Ilan Benjamin, who chairs the chemistry department," writes San Francisco's Jewish News Weekly.

But Tammi Benjamin presses on, co-founding AMCHA, which battles anti-Semitism throughout the University of California system. She spearheaded a letter signed by over 5,200 people to UC President Mark Yudof, urging him to address the problem of anti-Jewish bigotry on UC campuses forcefully, publicly, and promptly.

Yudof, who likes to claim he's a proud Jew and supporter of Israel, ignored and then dismissed the letter. But Tammi refuses to be deterred, writing back, "Please understand that the Jewish community will not remain silent while Jewish students are being intimidated and harassed at the University of California."

Dr. Charles Jacobs

If ever there was proof that the world needs Charles Jacobs, it was the recent demonstration by Occupy Boston on behalf of Tarek Mehanna.

Apparently, it's now fashionable to make common cause with Mehanna, a young Muslim pharmacist who's accused of plotting to kill shoppers at a New England mall, à la Mumbai, and charged with working as "the media wing" of al-Qaeda.

Federal prosecutors described Dr. Mehanna's delight while watching a video scene of an American soldier whose chest was ripped open and innards set ablaze with gasoline, which Mehanna approvingly called "a Texas barbeque."

If this walking piece of credentialed excrement is now beloved in Boston, as the "Free Tareq" movement has indicated, I'll take comfort in knowing that Charles Jacobs is on the case. Jacobs' self-declared excruciatingly lonely mission is "breaking the silence" about Islamic extremism and unmasking its American practitioners and enablers, many of them centered in Boston.

While the commentariat were tingling with joy over their "Arab Spring" fantasias, Jacobs and his organization, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, were characteristically proclaiming the facts and noting the unsettling Boston connection.

A million jubilant Egyptians turned out in Tahrir Square to welcome back Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the "Theologian of Terror," who used the historic occasion to publicly pray for the conquest of Jerusalem. It turns out that Qaradawi is not just the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the man whose fatwas allow martyrdom against U.S. troops and Israeli civilians.

He's also, God help us, the founding trustee of the scandal-plagued Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

Thanks to Jacobs' fearless persistence, we know the radical list of trustees and directors of this Saudi-funded mega-mosque in Roxbury. And we keep tabs on the outrageous antics that never seem to stop there, such as the odd experience of the public-school children who arrived on a field trip and somehow found themselves flat on the floor, praying to Allah. We know about the extremist speakers they hosted and the pep rally they held for the aforementioned accused terrorist, Dr. Tarek Mehanna.

The Jewish community should fling matzah balls in Jacobs' path in gratitude for what he does to keep them safe. Instead, Jacobs suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous rabbis, who resent his constant puncturing of their beloved "interfaith" illusions. Seventy Boston-area rabbis took out an ad in the Jewish newspaper accusing Jacobs of biblical sins and admonishing the community to have nothing to do with him.

When they're long forgotten, Dr. Charles Jacobs will be remembered for helping to keep Jewish pride alive.

Richard Allen

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is the most Jewish area outside of Israel, and what happens there counts.

Lately, thanks to the intrepid Richard Allen, what's been happening is the embarrassing exposure of the local Jewish Community Center's partnership with rabidly anti-Israel groups.

JCC Watch, the upstart organization that Richard Allen founded, chronicles the JCC's insidious alliance with New Israel Fund, B'Tselem, Partners for Progressive Israel, and J Street, all organizations that promote the BDS (Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement against Israel.

But Allen does more than alert the local community; he also organizes lively protests. Recently, a hundred people turned up outside the JCC, handing out flyers to parents with strollers going into the building and grandparents with walkers coming out, as Richard Allen gravely intoned into the microphone: "This is the list of names of the JCC's Board of Directors who did not do their jobs and exercise responsibility."

And then, he read the Board's names, one by one. Holy chutzpah, indeed!


Stella Paul can be reached at Stellapundit@aol.com.

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What Really Happened At The "Occupy" UC Davis Confrontation

By ADAM CASTLE, Davis College Republicans

December 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Friday, November 18, 2011 UC Davis [UCD] Police were called on campus to remove tents from the UC Davis Quad, where members of Occupy UC Davis had set up their tents in protest of tuition increases. These encampments violate UC Davis' university policies, even in the context of a peaceful protest.

The police, there at Chancellor Katehi's request, issued a warning to the protesters saying that if they did not take down their tents they would be arrested and face legal repercussions. Some of the protesters took the hint, broke down their camps and didn't have to deal with the police any further. Others however decided to defy the police request. The police had no other choice but to arrest them and break down their tents.

With the tents being torn down and with the protesters who had failed to comply with the police's requests detained, that should have been the end but, it wasn't.

The protesters instead decided to surround the police who were just about finished taking down the tents and demanded their fellow protesters be set free. The police patiently waited for the protesters to get bored, break ranks and then release them and those already detained. During this time protesters chanted "cops off campus" and "from Davis, to Greece, fuck the police!" and delivered this chilling ultimatum: "If you let them [the detained protesters] go, we will let you leave; if you let them go, we will continue to protest peacefully!" While all of this was going on the protesters - who ultimately were pepper sprayed - can be seen putting on hoods, covering their heads and putting their faces down, contradicting their later statements that they were completely surprised and unprepared when the police pepper sprayed them. These students knew exactly what was next if they persisted.

With the conflict escalating and law enforcement seemingly caught in a catch-22, Lt. Pike went over to one of the protesters in charge and spoke with him. Though the audio doesn't make clear exactly what the officer said, it can be easily inferred that he told the protester something to the effect that "if you don't move we will have to move you." This inference is based off the protester's response of "that's fine. Go ahead, go ahead." After this, Lt. Pike took a can of pepper spray out and visibly started shaking it so that the protesters could see what he was preparing to do. After shaking the can of pepper spray for about a minute he sprayed a group of protesters who were barring the police from exiting. As the mist of orange pepper spray left the nozzle of its container pandemonium erupted, thus sparking a national controversy.

In the aftermath of this event, Chancellor Katehi has been asked to resign. A petition, with well over 100,000 names has been collected calling for her resignation. The police force on campus is now hated, delegitimized for merely doing its job. The Occupy UC Davis movement gained momentum and has continued to capitalize on this - breaking the law with impunity. They have intimidated the police, stopping them from dismantling the encampment and halting their more confrontational tactics, which include going into lecture halls and disrupting classes.

The narrative the handful of protesters have presented - claiming police brutality - subverts the truth and misdirects the public's opinion in their favor.

These are not protesters; they are architects, architects of that which they protest. They, who hypocritically break the law in the name of justice, resist the police in the name of civility, and lie to advance their own selfish agenda. They take over administration buildings such as Dutton Hall and interfere with classes, all in the name of education. They are attempting to discredit our police force in the name of safety and lastly are creating general mayhem across UC Davis claiming to be my voice, to be my representative.

They are not.

What these protesters have done is defy police, ignore the law and become the beneficiaries of their misdeeds at the expense of the truth, at the expense of the Chancellor's reputation, law enforcement's requirement to maintain order and the right of the overwhelming majority of students to obtain the education for which they are paying.

Though it is important to ask questions about whether the police were right or wrong, this can only be fairly done with a full account of the events being taken into consideration. The media by and large has distorted this event in favor of the protesters to create headlines. In the main they have ignored the truth.

I find it abhorrent that this movement has stooped so low in order to garner support. So far only the Davis College Republicans have been trying to get the other side out regarding the November 18, 2011 incident. As a member of the communications committee I applaud, support, and have contributed to their efforts which have been led by chairman, Marcus Shibler, and his team. Having read this I encourage you watch the footage that the Davis College Republicans have released and decide for yourself.

Full, 30 minute unedited video of protest.

To conclude, though the iconic image of Lt. Pike spraying protesters is something no parent or student wants to see happen at a public university, the outrage toward the police and sympathy for the protesters both substantially diminish when the full account of what happened is taken into consideration.

The members of the Occupy UC Davis who were sprayed knew what they were getting themselves into and knew how to manipulate a media obsessed with shock and awe stories. They may have started out with a worthy cause, bringing attention to the defects in public education which result in seemingly ever-increasing tuition fees, but they forgot their purpose for protesting, getting side-tracked by their own personal ambitions for the spotlight. Their selfishness should not be rewarded, not with so much riding on them being the victims.

They are not the victims, they are the perpetrators.

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What Really Happened At The "Occupy" UC Davis Confrontation

By ADAM CASTLE, Davis College Republicans

December 12, 2011 #45; San Francisco, CA #45; PipeLineNews.org #45; On Friday, November 18, 2011 UC Davis [UCD] Police were called on campus to remove tents from the UC Davis Quad, where members of Occupy UC Davis had set up their tents in protest of tuition increases. These encampments violate UC Davis#39; university policies, even in the context of a peaceful protest.

The police, there at Chancellor Katehi#39;s request, issued a warning to the protesters saying that if they did not take down their tents they would be arrested and face legal repercussions. Some of the protesters took the hint, broke down their camps and didn#39;t have to deal with the police any further. Others however decided to defy the police request. The police had no other choice but to arrest them and break down their tents.

With the tents being torn down and with the protesters who had failed to comply with the police#39;s requests detained, that should have been the end but, it wasn#39;t.

The protesters instead decided to surround the police who were just about finished taking down the tents and demanded their fellow protesters be set free. The police patiently waited for the protesters to get bored, break ranks and then release them and those already detained. During this time protesters chanted "cops off campus" and "from Davis, to Greece, fuck the police!" and delivered this chilling ultimatum: "If you let them [the detained protesters] go, we will let you leave; if you let them go, we will continue to protest peacefully!" While all of this was going on the protesters #45; who ultimately were pepper sprayed #45; can be seen putting on hoods, covering their heads and putting their faces down, contradicting their later statements that they were completely surprised and unprepared when the police pepper sprayed them. These students knew exactly what was next if they persisted.

With the conflict escalating and law enforcement seemingly caught in a catch#45;22, Lt. Pike went over to one of the protesters in charge and spoke with him. Though the audio doesn#39;t make clear exactly what the officer said, it can be easily inferred that he told the protester something to the effect that "if you don#39;t move we will have to move you." This inference is based off the protester#39;s response of "that#39;s fine. Go ahead, go ahead." After this, Lt. Pike took a can of pepper spray out and visibly started shaking it so that the protesters could see what he was preparing to do. After shaking the can of pepper spray for about a minute he sprayed a group of protesters who were barring the police from exiting. As the mist of orange pepper spray left the nozzle of its container pandemonium erupted, thus sparking a national controversy.

In the aftermath of this event, Chancellor Katehi has been asked to resign. A petition, with well over 100,000 names has been collected calling for her resignation. The police force on campus is now hated, delegitimized for merely doing its job. The Occupy UC Davis movement gained momentum and has continued to capitalize on this #45; breaking the law with impunity. They have intimidated the police, stopping them from dismantling the encampment and halting their more confrontational tactics, which include going into lecture halls and disrupting classes.

The narrative the handful of protesters have presented #45; claiming police brutality #45; subverts the truth and misdirects the public#39;s opinion in their favor.

These are not protesters; they are architects, architects of that which they protest. They, who hypocritically break the law in the name of justice, resist the police in the name of civility, and lie to advance their own selfish agenda. They take over administration buildings such as Dutton Hall and interfere with classes, all in the name of education. They are attempting to discredit our police force in the name of safety and lastly are creating general mayhem across UC Davis claiming to be my voice, to be my representative.

They are not.

What these protesters have done is defy police, ignore the law and become the beneficiaries of their misdeeds at the expense of the truth, at the expense of the Chancellor#39;s reputation, law enforcement#39;s requirement to maintain order and the right of the overwhelming majority of students to obtain the education for which they are paying.

Though it is important to ask questions about whether the police were right or wrong, this can only be fairly done with a full account of the events being taken into consideration. The media by and large has distorted this event in favor of the protesters to create headlines. In the main they have ignored the truth.

I find it abhorrent that this movement has stooped so low in order to garner support. So far only the Davis College Republicans have been trying to get the other side out regarding the November 18, 2011 incident. As a member of the communications committee I applaud, support, and have contributed to their efforts which have been led by chairman, Marcus Shibler, and his team. Having read this I encourage you watch the footage that the Davis College Republicans have released and decide for yourself.

Full, 30 minute unedited video of protest.

To conclude, though the iconic image of Lt. Pike spraying protesters is something no parent or student wants to see happen at a public university, the outrage toward the police and sympathy for the protesters both substantially diminish when the full account of what happened is taken into consideration.

The members of the Occupy UC Davis who were sprayed knew what they were getting themselves into and knew how to manipulate a media obsessed with shock and awe stories. They may have started out with a worthy cause, bringing attention to the defects in public education which result in seemingly ever#45;increasing tuition fees, but they forgot their purpose for protesting, getting side#45;tracked by their own personal ambitions for the spotlight. Their selfishness should not be rewarded, not with so much riding on them being the victims.

They are not the victims, they are the perpetrators.

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ABC's Barbara Walters' Interview Of Assad: Indefensible

Dr. M ZUHDI JASSER

December 8, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Barbara Walters' irresponsible and disgusting interview of President Bashar al-Assad was a direct betrayal of the people of Syria who have sacrificed everything in hopes of attaining their freedom. ABC's decision to send Walters' to Damascus and continue their tour of the Middle East's leading despots demonstrates a complete misunderstanding of just who these assassins are and what they have done to their own people.

Walters' post interview analysis goes as far as giving Assad the perception of being disconnected from what is happening at the hands of his military. Instead of seeing the broad abuse that is taking place hourly in Syria, ABC viewers were subjected to a litany of insane denials. It was as if Assad was laying the groundwork for the day he will face a tribunal in The Hague by separating himself from his actions.

As if Walter's interview was not enough, the U.S. State Department has the unmitigated gall to offensively chime in with Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner stating 'just from what happened or what took place in the interview, he appeared utterly disconnected with the reality that's going on in his country and the brutal repression that's being carried out against the Syrian people.'

Toner may as well have been testifying on behalf of Assad. Toner's statement continues to demonstrate this Administration's incomprehensible strategy in dealing with this regime. Its inconsistency of one day calling Assad illegitimate and the next recognizing the validity of his government by returning Ambassador Ford to Damascus is allowing this sociopath to continue his tyranny and reign of terror over the Syrian people. Is it any wonder the Syrian people have no faith in the United States effectively siding with them.

ABC, Barbara Walters and the Obama Administration's actions exhibit a lack of moral clarity. If ABC and Barbara Walters' wanted to bring attention to what is happening in Syria they should have focused their attention on its people and not given a dictator an opportunity to deny what even the UN has recognized as human rights violations. There is a profound journalistic hypocrisy of sitting down with the brutal thug and giving him a platform of denial while real journalism in Syria is rendered impossible by virtue of Assad's exclusion of any reporting of the crimes against humanity for which he is responsible. This hypocrisy was laid bare on ABC and is a blight on the principles for which America stands and will be Barbara Walter's legacy for the Syrian people.

If the Obama Administration wants to make a difference in the lives of the Syrian people, it needs to develop the moral courage to stand for freedom, to stand for the principles that built this country and not facilitate the brutal repression that Assad is directly responsible for despite his denials and obfuscation.


Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is a devout Muslim and the co-founder of Save Syria Now!, http://www.savesyrianow.com

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Obama's Dream for Iran Becoming a Nuclear Nightmare

By REZA KAHLILI

December 8, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - What to do about Iran? That's the Obama administration's biggest dilemma in the wake of the recent report by the IAEA, the international nuclear watchdog, which all but confirms Iran's insane ambition to develop nuclear weapons.

President Obama, who shaped his policy on Iran believing that a kinder approach would bring about changed behavior in Iran's tyrannical leaders, now must know bitterly that the mullahs and their henchmen have no intention of changing.

With presidential elections only a year away, Obama is on the horns of a dilemma. Continuing his sanctions policy, at least as it is right now, won't work. That leaves him with either a military confrontation with the Islamic state or accepting Iran as a nuclear power.

Obama and many administration officials have openly talked about the difficulties of military action, however, as such action could further destabilize the global economy. Such action would be a devastating shock to the teetering European economy and drag down the United States.

Obama brought this dilemma on himself by failing to understand the complexity of Middle East politics and the ideology of the radicals who rule Iran, thereby giving the Islamic regime sufficient time and leeway to pursue their missile and nuclear programs. This in turn has provided an opening to the Republicans in the unfolding presidential race.

Almost all of the Republican presidential candidates have seized on the issue, insisting that Iran must be stopped from acquiring nuclear bombs, leaving the military option on the table, suggesting much harsher sanctions (such as sanctioning the Iranian central bank) and stating, rightly so, that regime change should now be considered.

Days ago, Obama's top national security aide, Tom Donilon, defended the president's Iran policy. "The effect of these sanctions has been clear," Donilon said. "Coupled with mistakes and difficulties in Iran, they have slowed Iran's nuclear efforts. ... Not only is it harder for Iran to proceed, it is more expensive."

Such a statement could not be further from the truth. When Obama took office, Iran had barely enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb; today it has nearly 5,000 kilograms of enriched uranium, sufficient for six nuclear bombs.

Before Obama took office, the radicals in Iran had not dared to enrich further than the 3.5 percent level, fearing a U.S. backlash, but now they are not only openly further enriching uranium to the 20 percent level, which is 80 percent of the work needed for nuclearization, but have also announced their intention to triple that production, in further defiance of U.N. mandates.

Since Obama took office, the Islamists have made great strides with their missile delivery system, having mass-produced hundreds of ballistic missiles and openly admitting to exporting that technology despite sanctions and the U.N. mandate against their ballistic missile program.

Despite all the efforts by the Obama administration in isolating Iran, China, Russia and many other countries continue to trade and even help with Iran's nuclear and missile programs.It is time to be clear: Obama's policies of negotiations and sanctions have failed; they will not stop the radical rulers of Iran from getting the bomb. It is also time to realize that the events in the Middle East and the so called "Arab Spring" are more of an "Islamic Awakening," as Islamists in Tehran call it, and that Iran plays a major role in inciting the uprisings in the region. Ali Akbar Velayati, the foreign affairs adviser to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has openly said, "Iran is the center of all Islamic movements, not only in the region but the world."

Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Forces, last Thursday told tens of thousands of Basij forces that the most modern army on the planet and its attack on Islam by invading Afghanistan and Iraq is a total failure. He said the Americans are now leaving Iraq and will be dealt another defeat in Afghanistan as they are now seeking negotiations with the same people, the Taliban, that they had called terrorists.

In another part of his speech, he said the Islamic movement, which started in the mosques and during Friday prayers, is now forcing change in the region from Tunisia to Egypt, and today there are more Irans emerging in the region. He stated that soon "all dictators and puppets of the West will be overthrown," and a new world order will take place, which will be an Islamic world.

Today in the dark days of the world, he concluded, "A path of light has begun shining, and that this was only possible with the leadership of Iran's supreme leader, who has been defiant against the oppressive powers of the world and adamant about a new Islamic world, and if millions of us become martyrs on this path for Islam for our prophet, for our religion, then that is priceless."

The jihadists in Tehran, who want to destroy us, will arm their missiles with nuclear warheads at worst in only months. How we act now will determine the world we live in. It is time for our leaders to understand this threat and take a stand, not for politics but for humanity.

Mr. Kahlili is a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. He now resides in the United States and writes under the pseudonym, Reza Kahlili. For further background regarding Mr. Kahlili see our in-depth interview here Iranian Defector Reza Kahlili - Iran Runs "Large Network" Through U.S. Mosques And Islamic Organizations. He is the author of A Time to Betray, a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

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Obama Tells Campaign Funders Multiple Whoppers About His Administration's Relationship With Israel

December 5, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - At a Friday evening, private fundraiser in the posh digs of a member of New York's one-percenters, president Obama told a series of whoppers to a group of primarily Jewish voters which under different circumstances [let's say a Saturday Night skit] would have been hilarious.

Midway through his pitch, Obama must have taken a quick excursion into the Twilight Zone stating, "I try not to pat myself too much on the back, but this administration has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration. And that's not just our opinion, that's the opinion of the Israeli government. .." [source, WH transcript, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/30/remarks-president-campaign-event]

Misrepresentation one; this president should have been born with a third hand specifically adapted for patting himself on the back, he does it so much.

Misrepresentation two; this administration has weakened nearly every traditional alliance it was handed three years ago, especially our very special relationship with the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel.

Misrepresentation three; we would suggest that the hosts of this fundraising soirée ask PM Netanyahu regarding his opinion of Mr. Obama's administration, especially in the wake of Obama's comments [captured via a live mic which he thought wasn't on] agreeing with Sarkozy at the G-20 that Netanyahu was a liar and generally a pain-in-the-ass.

We sincerely hope that the president knew he was fibbing while making this outrageous statement rather than believing his own PR, but we fear that he feels he has become the equivalent to the Pope of what remains of the free world, speaking Ex Cathedra when the opportunity presents itself.

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Clapper Steps In It Again, Refuses To Accept Terrorism As An Act Of War

December 5, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - James Clapper, Team Obama's Director of National Intelligence and infamous over his assertion that the Muslim Brotherhood is primarily a secular organization, has sent a letter [see, http://www.politico.com/static/PPM229_111123_dniletter.html] to Senator Diane Feinstein [D-CA] the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, objecting to language [the McCain-Levin amendment] included in the National Defense Authorization Act which reiterates the principle that those making war on the United States [i.e., Muslim terrorists] are military combatants and as such, can rightly upon capture be detained by the military.

In the letter Clapper maintains that, "...the provision that mandates military custody for a certain class of terrorism suspects could restrict the ability of our nation's intelligence professionals to acquire valuable intelligence and prevent future terrorist attack...these limitations could deny our nation the ability to respond flexibly and appropriately to unfolding events..."

What Mr. Clapper seems to really want is for terror suspects to be processed entirely within the U.S. civil court system rather than treating them as enemy combatants and thus allowing for military detention in appropriate cases.

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy [the man who put the "Blind Sheikh" away for life] has the correct take on this matter, though in the below instance he was referring to Fox News' Judge Napolitano, whose take on the issue appears to be the same and as ill-informed as Clappers'.

"...Napolitano either can't read or doesn't understand the difference between arrest and detention. McCain-Levin does not address the power to apprehend someone. It addresses how persons apprehended by the authorities are thereafter to be detained if they fit the statutory definition of "covered persons" (i.e., unlawful enemy combatants). Posse comitatus - the doctrine that restricts military operations inside the United States - is not changed at all by the amendment..." [source, Andrew C. McCarthy, Judge Napolitano Is A Very Nice Man, But A Constitutional Quack, National Review Online, http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/284718/very-nice-man-constitutional-quack-andrew-c-mccarthy]

Befuddlement on national security issues can be forgiven Napolitano, he's a news entertainer, despite his unfamiliarity with the legal aspects of the McCain-Levin amendment.

Mr. Clapper however is another matter; he directs the entire American intelligence apparatus and he is clearly confused regarding the specifics of the legislation he has criticized. Once again James Clapper has proven that he incapable of understanding some of the most basic issues relating to his job. We remain convinced that he is dangerously incompetent and unfit to serve as the United States' chief spy.

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The Iranian Threat to International Peace and Security

By EMERSON VERMAAT

December 5, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "In the midst of all the diplomatic commotion, Iran continued to build its uranium enrichment capability. When our inspectors visited Natanz on March 20 (2007), they saw that Iran had installed a total of one thousand centrifuges. It was both ironic and distressing to recall that just one year earlier the buildup of Iran's enrichment program could have been halted at thirty to forty centrifuges."

This is a quote from Mohamed ElBaradei's book "The Age of Deception." Between 1997 and 2009 ElBaradei was Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Nuclear "centrifuge technology" was also used in Pakistan and North Korea when these two countries built a nuclear bomb. This technology originated in the Netherlands where a Pakistani atomic spy named Abdul Qadir Khan stole it in the 1970s. He returned to his home country to become "the father of the Pakistani atom bomb."

Although all his inspectors were increasingly alarmed by Iran's nuclear program and frequent attempts to cover it up, ElBaradei, an Egyptian Muslim, naively assumed "that Iran's goal is not to become another North Korea – a nuclear weapons possessor but a pariah in the international community – but rather Brazil or Japan, a technological powerhouse with the capacity to develop nuclear weapons if the political winds were to shift, while remaining a non-nuclear weapon state under the NPT."

ElBaradei also writes about his visit to Iran's "Supreme Leader," ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the successor of the late ayatollah Khomeini. Khamenei did not make any concessions on Iran's highly suspicious nuclear enrichment program, or as ElBaradei puts it, "he saw no reason to show flexibility about enrichment." "Iran, he insisted, had never had a nuclear weapons program; to do so, he told me, would be against Islam."

Hollow words coming from Iran's highest religious and political leader, and ElBaradei fell for them. It reminds me of Adolf Eichmann, the man who wanted to kill all the Jews and was a personal friend of fanatical jihadists such as Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem who wanted the same. On at least two occasions, Eichmann showed Red Cross delegations around in the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt assuring them that the Jews were treated quite well. (Numerous inmates were deported to Auschwitz before the arrival of these delegations.) "One does not always have to tell the truth to our opponents," Eichmann told his friend Willem Sassen in Buenos Aires in 1957. Another typical Eichmann deception operation was forcing Jews in Auschwitz to write postcards to their relatives, boring the message: "We feel well, we are working. Regards to…." The postcards were dated and the address of the sender was invariably "Walze" or "Waldsee." On one occasion, however, a mistake had been made, Pinchas Freudinger, a Hungarian Jew who survived the Holocaust, testified at the Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem: "Someone instead of writing 'Walze' had written 'Auschwitz,' and then erased it – the last letters "itz" were visible."

ElBaradei, though, also realized "that Iran had cheated on their reporting obligations for twenty years." Yet, he believed "that the Iranians could be allowed a small R&D (Reseach and Development, V.) enrichment program, as a face-saving gesture." He told Ali Khamenei he "had no wish to see Iran subjected to escalating sanctions by the UN Security Council."

In her book "Statecraft: Strategic for a Changing World" former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher issued a strong warning against Iran's nuclear ambitions. What she wrote back in 2002 is still very topical today: "The evidence that Iran may indeed be poised to become a nuclear power comes from three sources, which together seem irrefutable. First, there are strong suspicions that Iran's attempts to acquire fissile material in Russia and other former Soviet republics, and to press ahead with a nuclear research prorgram and the building of uranium-producing reactors, indicate military purposes. Second, there are now numerous statements on the record by Iranian high officials about the need for the country to have a nuclear capability. (One of them was Rafsanjani, V.) Third, there is the significance to be attached to the Iranian missile program. While it is relatively easy to conceil programs for the development of chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons, missile programs are much more obvious. But this has not deterred Iran. Using North Korean technology, it has produced and successfully tested a Shebab-3 missile (range eight hundred miles), is developing a Shebab-4 (probable range 1200 miles) and is planning a Shebab-5 (range perhabs six thousand miles). It is difficult to understand why Iran would be making such efforts to develop ever-longer-range, and highly expensive, missiles only to place upon them conventional warheards."

These words were written when ElBaradei was in charge of the nuclear watchdog IAEA.

"The development of a nuclear payload for a missile"

Yukiya Amono, IAEA's current Director General, is much better and straightforward. The latest IAEA report on Iran is extremely critical. "During an inspection on 23 and 24 October 2011, the Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran had installed all 174 centrifuges in each of two cascades, neither of which had been connected to the cooling and electrical lines, and had installed 64 centrifuges in a third cascade."

"The Agency is still awaiting a substantive response from Iran to Agency requests for further information in relation to announcements made by Iran concerning the construction of ten new uranium enrichment facilities." "Iran has not provided information, as requested by the Agency in its letter of 18 August 2010, in connection with its announcement on 7 February 2010 that it possessed laser enrichment technology."

"Since 2002, the Agency has becone increasingly concerned about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed nuclear related activities involving military related organizations, including activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile, about which the Agency has regularly received new information."

'The information indicates that Iran has carried out the following activities that are relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device:

  • Efforts, some successful, to procure nuclear related and dual use equipment and materials by military related individuals and entities;
  • Efforts to develop undeclared pathways for the production of nuclear material;
  • The acquisition of nuclear weapons development information and documentation from a clandestine nuclear supply network; and
  • Work on the development of indigenous design of a nuclear weapon including the testing of components."
  • "Given the concerns identified above, Iran is requested to engage substantively with the Agency without delay for the purpose of providing clarifications regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program." This is not likely to happen, though, since Iran has cheated the IAEA for nearly 25 years now.

    Iranian intelligence officers are working day and night to obtain this kind of technology. They have been very successful so far. Trade relations between Iran and highly industrialized countries such the Netherlands and Germany have intensified over the years. Iranian immigrants have been recruited by Iranian intelligence operatives and forced to cooperate with them. (In Germany alone, there are some 50,000 Iranian immigrants.) If they refuse to do so there will be repercussions against family members in Iran. A number of these Iranians are encouraged to study technology at universities. This is how Pakistani atom spy Dr. A.Q. Khan, the father of the Pakistani atomic bomb, started his career. After finishing his doctoral dissertation at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands, he began to work for the Uranium Enrichment Reseach Facility (URENCO) in the eastern city of Almelo. He then began to pass on essential information on nuclear technology to the Pakistani intelligence service. After his cover was blown he fled to Pakistan but continued to cooperate with Dutch businessmen who assisted him in making his bomb. One of them was Henk Slebos, a former study friend from Delft University. The Dutch government was not able to properly handle the Khan case, and Khan even visited the Netherlands a number of times although he was officially banned from entering the country.

    The fallacy of normal diplomatic relations with Iran, a known state sponsor of terrorism

    The recent attack on the British embassy in Tehran by the so-called "Basij militia" shows that Iran is not a normal state. It took the British by surprise. "We are outraged by this," a British Foreign Office official said on November 29, 2011. "It is utterly unacceptable and we condemn it." A long overdue decision was made by Britain to break diplomatic relations with Iran.

    For too long European leaders, especially the Germans, the French, the British and the Dutch naively believed in dialogue and "normal diplomatic ties" with the Iranian regime. I still remember my own visit to Iran in 2000 when I had to cover Dutch Foreign Minister Jozias van Aartsen's visit to Tehran and Isfahan for Dutch TV. Friendly faces all over, but journalists could not move around freely without some Iranian intelligence officer watching them.

    Two years later, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher critized this attitude: "Far from relaxing our guard against Iran, we should regard it as posing a growing threat to the security of the West and its allies," she writes. She called a recent visit by the British Foreign Secretary to Tehran "ill-conceived." "The Irianian authorities are not even prepared to support punitive action against their old enemy the Taliban – so deep is their hatred of the West." Earlier this year, Wikileaks documents showed that Iran did even supply arms to the Taliban. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend," is the Iranian dictum. That's why a brutal dictatorship like communist North Korea assisted the fanatical Islamists in Iran by providing missile and nuclear technology.

    "The main practioner of state terrorism in Britain during the 1990s was believed to be the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS)," writes Christopher Andrew in his thorough study "The Defence of the Realm." One of their targets was British novelist Salman Rushdie, but they failed to assassinate him. "The (British) Security Service learned in May 1992 that Mehdi Seyed Sadighi of the MOIS London station was tasked with collecting operational intelligence on Rushdi," writes Andrew. "Sadighi was expelled, as was a second MOIS officer who operated under student cover. Over the next few months there was a series of MOIS-inpired operations to target Rushdie. Others continued more intermittently for the rest of the decade." MOIS is still very active in today's Britain. vThe same applies to Germany. "Iran is planning on attacking U.S. military airfields in Germany, to preemt a possible strike on Tehran," the German paper Bild reported. A German businessmen was recently arrested on charges of "suspicion of espionage activities to sabotage." He was reportedly working with the Iranian embassy in Berlin and was planning terrorist attacks against U.S. forces in Germany.

    The German domestic security service BfV is not only monitoring the Iranian embassy in Berlin but also Hezbollah and Hamas networks. They noticed that the "Islamic Center Hamburg" (IZH) and its "Imam Ali Mosque" are promoting Iranian causes thoughout Europe.

    Egypt and Iran

    The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in the recent Egypian elections as disastrous as was the victory of Hamas in the Gaza strip in January 2006. The Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party received 35 percent of the vote. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. By the summer of next year the Muslim Brotherhood is likely to be in power in Egypt as well. A militant Salafist party even received 24 percent of the vote. What will happen to the peace treaty with Israel? What will happen to the Coptic Christians – ten percent of the Egyptian population? There was an alarming news report on Dutch TV on December 2. It showed that many Coptic Christians are deeply concerned by the rising influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and ultra-conservative Salafist movements. Ever since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring Coptic Christians have been subjected to intimidation, harrassment and violence on the part of Muslims. Churches have been burned down. Coptic Christians in Cairo told the Dutch newsreporter that they no longer feel safe in Egypt. They now want to flee Europe – small and peaceful Holland is their favorite destination.

    What will happen to the army, once the Muslim Brotherhood is in power? According to a recent report in Haarez, Egypt's ruling Supreme Military Council is deeply concerned by the Islamist election victory. Army sources tell Al-Hayat "that the army will accept the results but insist on preserving the country's secular nature and human rights of the Egyptian people." "Al-Jazeera reported the Islamic bloc won 60 percent of the vote in the first round of Egyptian's parliamentary elections."

    The first priority of the Muslim Brotherhood will be to take full control of the army. Their example is Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan, an Islamist who succeeded in overcoming resistance by secularly minded army officers and is now cracking down on press freedom. (About one hundred journalists are in prison now.) Erdogan belatedly discovered, though, that Iranian and Syrian leaders cannot be trusted.

    Once the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is in power, they will establish closer ties with Iran. Iran supports both Hezbollah and Hamas, two dangerous terrorist movements. Hezbollah operates on a world wide scale and is also active in Latin America and Europe. And now Iranian influence in Egypt is bound to increase. This will pose a direct threat to Israel.


    Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands. Website: emersonvermaat.com

    Sources

    Mohamed ElBaradei, The Age of Deception. Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times (London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2011), p. 212 ("…not another North Korea…"), pp. 248, 249 ("When our inspectors visited Natanz…" "Iran had cheated on their reporting obligations…"), p. 251 ("..a small R&D enrichment program…"), p. 269 ("escalating sanctions"), p. 274 (meeting ayatollah Khamenei).

    Willem Sassen, typewritten transcript of his interviews with Adolf Eichmann (1957/58), Tape 25, pp. 2, 3. (Author's files on Eichmann.)

    The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, Session 52, May 25, 1961.

    Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft: Strategic for a Changing World (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2002), p. 239-241.

    IAEA, Board of Governors: Report by the Director General, Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of the Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Gov/2011/65, 8 November 2011, p. 5, 7 ("nuclear payload for a missile"), p. 8 ("development of a nuclear explosive device ").

    Verfasssungsschutzbericht 2010 (Cologne: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, 2011), pp. 273, 274 (Imam Ali Mosque), pp. 356, 357 (recruiting Iranian immigrants).

    De Volkskrant (Amsterdam), November 19, 2011, p. 1, as well as "Het Vervolg," pp. 8, 9 ("Lekken atoomgeheimen ernstiger").

    Christopher Andrew, The Defence of the Realm. The Authorized History of MI5 (London: Allen Lane, 2009), pp. 800, 801.

    IPT News December 2, 2011 ("Iran may target American bases in Germany"); De Telegraaf (Amsterdam), December 2, 2011, p. 13 ( "Duitsland doelwit Iran").

    RTL Nieuws (Dutch TV), December 2, 2011 (19:30 hours Dutch time). Coptic Christians intimidated by militant Muslims.

    Haaretz, December 3, 2011 ("Egypt's ruling military council 'deeply concerned' by Islamist election victory").

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