PipeLineNews Archives: February 2011

Tennessee Senate Bill 1028 Seeks To Stop Threat Of Shari'a Organizations

February 28, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A bill [entitled the "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011"] recently introduced in the Tennessee State Senate - SB 1028 - seeks to halt organizations from spreading Shari'a - a seditious political doctrine, linked to terrorism and totalitarian religious rule.

The legislation's sponsors and co-sponsors are Senators, Ketron, Tracy, Beavers, and Gresham. A companion House Bill 1353 lists Representatives Matheny, Todd, Womick, Dean, Shipley, Dennis, Faison, Rich, Coley, Lundberg, White, Gotto, and Holt as sponsors/co-sponsors.

The apparent intent of this effort is to remove a claimed First Amendment protection from the revolutionary political ideology often associated with a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.

Specifically the bill, "...authorizes the attorney general and reporter to designate an organization as a sharia organization; requires the attorney general to make certain notifications and publications prior to and after such a designation; provides for administrative, legislative and court review of designations; establishes guidelines and procedures regarding confidential information; authorizes the attorney general to require financial institutions to freeze the organization's assets and to report such assets or incur a civil penalty for failure to do so; and creates an offense for persons knowingly providing material support or resources to such organizations..."

The move reflects a growing public concern that an unsettling number of Islamic centers, masjids and/or mosques - many of which are wholly owned by the Saudi influenced North American Islamic Trust - are indoctrinating worshipers in Wahhabism, or other extreme forms of Islam which seek to supplant the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law and establish a theocratic state.

About NAIT, U.S. mosques and Wahhabism, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Andrew McCarthy, had this to say:

"...Most of the mosques and Islamic centers in our country are controlled, to a greater or lesser degree, by the Muslim Brotherhood and its satellites.

The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) was established in the early Seventies to buy up property for the establishment of American mosques and “Islamic centers," the latter being what the Brotherhood calls “the axis" of the Islamist movement in America. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) supplies literature and vets imams. Both NAIT and ISNA, along with CAIR and other Brotherhood groups, were identified by the Justice Department as unindicted coconspirators in the recent Hamas-financing prosecution against the Holy Land Foundation. These Islamists owe their vision to the Brotherhood. Just as important, they owe their livelihood, influence, and power to moneyed Middle East patrons, particularly the Saudis." http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/244349/which-islam-will-prevail-america-andrew-c-mccarthy

We will follow these bills as they advance through the Tennessee legislature and track similar legislation in other states which also seek to rein in the growing radicalization of American Muslims.

Below the text of Senate bill 1028:

"Homeland Security - As introduced, enacts the "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011." - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 45; Title 55 and Title 58.

Fiscal Summary

Not Available

Bill Summary

As described in more detail below, this bill: authorizes the attorney general and reporter to designate an organization as a sharia organization; requires the attorney general to make certain notifications and publications prior to and after such a designation; provides for administrative, legislative and court review of designations; establishes guidelines and procedures regarding confidential information; authorizes the attorney general to require financial institutions to freeze the organization's assets and to report such assets or incur a civil penalty for failure to do so; and creates an offense for persons knowingly providing material support or resources to such organizations.


Under this bill, the attorney general may designate an organization as a sharia organization if the attorney general finds that:

(1) The organization knowingly adheres to sharia;

(2) The organization engages in, or retains the capability and intent to engage in, an act of terrorism; and

(3) The act of terrorism of the organization threatens the security or public safety of this state's residents.

This bill defines "sharia" as the set of rules, precepts, instructions, or edicts which are said to emanate directly or indirectly from the god of Allah or the prophet Mohammed and which include directly or indirectly the encouragement of any person to support the abrogation, destruction, or violation of the United States or Tennessee Constitutions, or the destruction of the national existence of the United States or the sovereignty of this state, and which includes among other methods to achieve these ends, the likely use of imminent violence. Under this bill, any rule, precept, instruction, or edict arising directly from the extant rulings of any of the authoritative schools of Islamic jurisprudence of Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanbali, Ja'afariya, or Salafi, as those terms are used by sharia adherents, is prima facie sharia without any further evidentiary showing.

A designation would be effective for all purposes until revoked by the general assembly or the attorney general, or set aside by a court upon review.


This bill requires the attorney general to do the following:

(1) Seven days before making a designation of an organization as a sharia organization, by confidential communication, notify the governor and the speakers, speakers pro tem, deputy speakers, and the majority and minority leaders of each house of the general assembly;

(2) Publish the designation in a daily newspaper of general circulation in this state seven days after providing the notification described above; and

(3) Serve written notice on the organization designated. Service must be accomplished as service of a summons and complaint under Rule 4 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure.

This bill requires the secretary of state to:

(1) File such designations in the same general manner as agency rules; and

(2) Publish such designations on the secretary of state's Web site and in the appropriate monthly administrative register in a section devoted to such designations in the same general manner as required of administrative rules.


This bill requires the attorney general to review the designation of a sharia organization under the procedures detailed in this bill, if the designated organization files a petition for revocation within the petition period described in the bill. If the designated organization has not previously filed a petition for revocation under these provisions, the petition period begins two years after the date on which the designation was made. If the designated organization has previously filed a petition for revocation, the petition period begins two years after the date of the determination made under that petition.

Any designated organization that submits a petition for revocation must provide evidence in such petition that the relevant circumstances are sufficiently different from the circumstances that were the basis for the designation such that a revocation with respect to the organization is warranted. Not later than 180 days after receiving a petition for revocation, the attorney general must make a determination as to such revocation. A determination made by the attorney general under review must be filed with the secretary of state and published in the same fashion as required for the initial designation.

If in a five-year period, no review has taken place , the attorney general must review the designation of the sharia organization in order to determine whether such designation should be revoked. If a review does not take place in response to a properly filed petition for revocation, then the review must be conducted pursuant to procedures established by the attorney general. The results of such review and the applicable procedures would not be reviewable in any court. Any determination made pursuant to these provisions must be filed and published in the same fashion as required for other determinations/designations.

The general assembly, by an act of the general assembly, may block or revoke a designation made by the attorney general.

The attorney general may revoke a designation at any time, and must revoke a designation upon completion of a review conducted pursuant to the above provisions if the attorney general finds that:

(1) The circumstances that were the basis for the designation have changed in such a manner as to warrant revocation; or

(2) The security and public safety of this state warrants a revocation.

The procedure described above and in this bill would apply to a revocation under this provision. Any revocation would take effect on the date specified in the revocation or upon filing and publication if no effective date is specified.

The revocation of a designation would not affect any action or proceeding based on conduct committed prior to the effective date of such revocation. If a designation under this bill becomes effective, a defendant in a criminal or civil action may not raise any question concerning the validity of the issuance of such designation as a defense or an objection at any trial or hearing.

The attorney general may amend a designation if the attorney general finds that the organization has changed its name, adopted a new alias, dissolved and then reconstituted itself under a different name, or merged with another organization.


No later than 30 days after the required service and publication of a designation, an amended designation, or a determination in response to a petition for revocation, the designated organization may seek judicial review only in the court of appeals of Tennessee. Review would be based solely upon the administrative record, except that the attorney general may submit, for ex parte and in camera review, confidential information used in making the designation, amended designation, or determination.

The court must hold unlawful and set aside a designation, amended designation, or determination in response to a petition for revocation the court finds to be:

(1) Arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law;

(2) Contrary to constitutional right, power, privilege, or immunity;

(3) In excess of statutory jurisdiction, authority, or limitation, or short of statutory right;

(4) Lacking substantial support in the administrative record taken as a whole or in confidential information submitted to the court; or

(5) Not in accord with the procedures required by law.

The pendency of an action for judicial review of a designation, amended designation, or determination in response to a petition for revocation would not affect the application of this bill, unless the court issues a final order setting aside the designation, amended designation, or determination in response to a petition for revocation.


Under this bill, any person who knowingly provides material support or resources to a designated sharia organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, commit an offense. This bill defines what is considered to be "material support or resources."

A violation would be a Class B felony, punishable by fine, imprisonment of not less than 15 years or both; provided, that if the death of any person results from a violation, then the offense is a Class A felony, punishable by imprisonment for life or imprisonment for life without possibility of parole.

To commit this offense, a person must have knowledge that the organization:

(1) Is a designated sharia organization, or

(2) Has engaged or engages in: one or more acts of terrorism, targeting a person or institution in Tennessee; terrorist activity in this state or from within this state, as defined by federal law; or terrorism in this state or from within this state.


Upon notification by the attorney general to the governor and specified general assembly members, the attorney general may require financial institutions doing business in this state, possessing or controlling any assets of any organization included in the notification, to block all financial transactions involving those assets until further directive from either the attorney general, an act of the general assembly, or an order of the court.

Except as authorized by the attorney general, any financial institution doing business in this state that becomes aware that it has possession of, or control over, any funds in which a sharia organization, or its agent, has an interest, must:

(1) Retain possession of, or maintain control over, such funds; and

(2) Report to the attorney general the existence of such funds.

Any financial institution doing business in this state that knowingly fails to comply with the above requirements would be subject to a civil penalty in an amount that is the greater of:

(1) $50,000 per violation; or

(2) Twice the amount of which the financial institution was required to retain possession or control.


If the attorney general believes that any person is engaged in, or is about to engage in, any act that constitutes, or would constitute, a violation of this bill's provisions regarding providing material support and financial institutions possessing funds of a designated organization, the attorney general may initiate civil action in a circuit court of this state to enjoin such violation.


In making a designation under this bill, the attorney general must create an administrative record. The attorney general may consider confidential information in making a designation and when reviewing a designation. Confidential information may not be subject to disclosure for such time as it remains confidential, except that such information may be disclosed to a court ex parte and in camera for purposes of judicial review under this bill.

In any civil proceeding under this bill, upon request made ex parte and in writing by the attorney general, a court, upon a sufficient showing, may authorize the attorney general to:

(1) Redact specified items of confidential information from documents to be introduced into evidence or made available to the defendant through discovery under the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure;

(2) Substitute a summary of the information for such confidential documents; or

(3) Substitute a statement admitting relevant facts that the confidential information would tend to prove.

If the court enters an order granting such a request, the entire text of the documents to which the request relates will be sealed and preserved in the records of the court to be made available to the appellate court in the event of an appeal. If the court enters an order denying the request, the attorney general and reporter may take an immediate, interlocutory appeal. For purposes of such an appeal, the entire text of the documents to which the request relates, together with any transcripts of arguments made ex parte to the court in connection therewith, will be maintained under seal and delivered to the appellate court.

During the examination of a witness in a civil proceeding brought pursuant to this bill, the attorney general may object to any question or line of inquiry that may require the witness to disclose confidential information not previously found to be admissible. This bill requires the court, in determining whether a response is admissible, to take precautions to guard against the compromise of any confidential information.

This bill details the procedures for an interlocutory appeal with the court of appeals from a decision or order of a circuit court regarding confidential information.


Any individual injured in the individual's person, property, or business by reason of an act in violation of the provisions governing providing material support and financial institutions, or the individual's estate, survivors, or heirs, may sue in any appropriate circuit court of this state and recover three times the damages sustained and the cost of the suit, including but not limited to attorney's fees. A final judgment or decree rendered in favor of this state in any criminal or civil proceeding under this bill must stop the defendant from denying the essential allegations of the offense in any subsequent civil proceeding under this bill. Also, a final judgment or decree rendered in favor of any foreign state, or in favor of the United States, in any criminal proceeding must, to the extent that such judgment or decree may be accorded full faith and credit under the law of this state, stop the defendant from denying the essential allegations of the offense in any subsequent civil proceeding under this bill.

To link to the bill, please go here, http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1028&ga=107

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Open Letter To Obama: Prevent Jihadists Anjem Choudary, Abu Issadeen and Sayful Islam From Entering U.S.

February 25, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a strongly worded open letter directed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Obama, a large coalition of concerned Americans are demanding that the administration prevent the entry of Anjem Choudary, Abu Issadeen and Sayful Islam - all known extreme Muslim radicals - into the United States.

The three have announced that they will lead a March 3 rally, designed to promote and agitate for a U.S. Islamic state, in front of the White House.

As reported by the UK Daily Mail, Choudary is quite clear about the intent of the demonstration, "the flag of Islam will fly over the White House...The event is a rally, a call for the Shari'a, a call for the Muslims to rise up and establish the Islamic state in America." [see, UK Daily Mail, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358792/Anjem-Choudary-lead-White-House-protest-calling-Muslims-rise-up.html]

The rally was announced on the jihadist website, http://shariah4america.com/. It calls for "revolution," declaring, "The decades of Western backed oppression that have violated the sanctity of Allah and plundered Muslim resources is coming to an end and the dawn of a new age is indeed beginning. In light of this, sincere Muslims have come together, from different parts of the world, to orchestrate an unprecedented event on 3rd March 2011 that will undoubtedly add a new dimension to this intensifying conflict and send shockwaves across the world."

The group refers to President Obama as a, "tyrant," ominously claiming, "a new constitution beckons the US called the Shari'a, and that this worldwide revolution will see it implemented Insha'Allah (God willing) very very soon…"

Full text of the coalition's letter below:

"We, the undersigned, call on President Obama to announce his opposition to Shariah Islamic law in America. Shariah threatens our Constitutional liberties and equality under the law.

We ask this of him at a moment in history when influential members of the Islamic community, both here and abroad, are asserting that the implementation of Shariah law in America is necessary for the exercise of Islamic religious freedom.

The truth is that Shariah law is destructive to Americans of all faiths. It is directly opposed to the values, culture and ideals of the United States of America since our nation's founding. From that time, Americans have committed to honor and preserve the hard-won freedoms, justice, and wisdom of centuries of Western Civilization.

We ask President Obama to defend our Constitution and to state unequivocally that he stands against the imposition of Shariah law in America. We need to know that our President will stand beside us in our commitment to America's freedom from the tyranny of Shariah law."

We believe this trio of Muslim revolutionaries must never be permitted to set foot within the confines of the United States. They represent a grave danger to American national security and must be prevented from spreading the hateful doctrine of Shari'a - a seditious ideology of violence, religious bigotry and totalitarianism.

For a fuller explanation regarding the threat posed to America and the West by Shari'a, please refer to a PipeLineNew.org September 21 piece New Report - Shari'a, the Threat to America - Details Civilizational Threat Posed by Ignoring Revolutionary Spirit of Islam

For direct free access to an important study on the subject, please go to Shariah: The Threat To America. It was prepared by top national security professionals including former CIA Director James Woolsey, Ambassador Henry Cooper, Admiral James A. Lyons, former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy and Frank Gaffney, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Policy, current Director, Center For Security Policy.

For more information contact, Andy Sullivan [press@bluecollarcorner.com] and Dave Reaboi [dreaboi@securefreedom.org] (202) 431-1948.

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Planned Parenthood: 2009 Record Year - 332,278 Abortions Performed

February 23, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With the economy reeling, Planned Parenthood, continues to get fat on the anguish of women.

As demonstrated by the group's own figures, it performed 332,278 abortions during 2009. [source, http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/PPFA/PP_Services.pdf]

Little known by the public, the groups receives massive federal funding.

"Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts during its 2008-2009 fiscal year, according to the organization's annual report. That was up from $349.6 million in FY2007-08. [source,http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/planned-parenthood-annual-report-shows-3]

Though the number of "procedures," performed may constitute a shocking statistic to pro-life Americans, it represents only part of the story, the other being the demonstrated link between abortion and cancer that may raise a woman's chance of contracting the disease by a factor of 40%.

"An April 2009 study co-authored by a researcher who has previously denied an abortion-breast cancer link shows a statistically significant increase in breast cancer risk among women who have had abortions or who use oral contraceptives. The study by researchers including Jessica Dolle of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research contained a table reporting a statistically significant 40 percent risk increase for women who have had abortions. According to the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer (CABC), the study listed abortion as among "known and suspected risk factors." [source, http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/2009_study_confirms_abortion-breast_cancer_link/]

The GOP House has recently passed legislation to defund the organization, which masquerades as a health provider, "It is a major development in Washington, The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to completely de-fund Planned Parenthood. Momentum in the fight to strip the organization's funding came after an activist group went into a local clinic and captured allegedly damning video." [source, http://nation.foxnews.com/planned-parenthood/2011/02/21/obama-defends-planned-parenthood-calls-sting-manufactured]

Here are a few of the videos of the type to which the previous article refers, the first a short history regarding the organization's founder Margaret Sanger - a racist bigot and proponent of Hitler style eugenics, the second showing the results of an undercover investigation organized by a pro-life UCLA student.

The origins of Planned Parenthood

Controversy at Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic

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Federal Government Funds Promoting Islamist Speaker - Ingrid Mattson - At University Of Minnesota Event

February 22, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a program at least partially underwritten with federal funds, the University of Minnesota is holding an event entitled Shared Cultural Spaces, "Islamic developments in architecture, the arts, sciences and theater will be the topics of a federally-funded conference at the University of Minnesota Feb. 24-26." [see, U of M conference to explore Islam and the humanities, http://www1.umn.edu/news/news-releases/2011/UR_CONTENT_290651.html]

We are concerned that these federal funds are being used to further the Islamist ideology of Dr. Ingrid Mattson, one of the program's "presenters."

"... Some of the leading presenters include...Ingrid Mattson, professor of Islamic studies, founder of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program and director of the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. Her research and writing focuses on Islamic law and ethics, as well as gender and leadership issues in contemporary Muslim communities. From 2006-2010 Mattson served as president of the Islamic Society of North America." [source, U of M website]

We call special attention to Ms. Mattson's long association with the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] which mainstream news organizations including the Chicago Tribune, have linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

"...Elkadi himself helped create several noted Islamic organizations, including the Muslim Youth of North America, which attempted to draw thousands of high school students to Islam by sponsoring soccer teams, providing scholarships and offering a line of clothing. He served as president of the North American Islamic Trust, a group that helped build and preserve mosques.

Some of those organizations eventually would distance themselves from the Brotherhood. The Islamic Society of North America, the umbrella group for the Muslim Youth of North America and the Muslim Students Association, says Brotherhood members helped form those groups but that their overall influence has been limited..." [source, Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe and Laurie Cohen, Chicago Tribune, September 19, 2004 A Rare Look At The Secretive Brotherhood In America

We consider it totally inappropriate that an appearance by Ms. Mattson would be funded by American taxpayers.

The University of Minnesota, at the time of this writing, had not replied to numerous requests for a statement regarding this matter. However in a late breaking addition, below please find the official response, just received from University of Minnesota spokesman, Jeff Falk. It addresses information we had requested regarding the specific source and amount of the funding provided by the federal government for the upcoming Shared Cultural Spaces program.

"University organizers received a $170,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund the conference.

We're obviously excited and honored to be hosting world-leadingscholars here at the University of Minnesota for a timely examinationof the relationships between Islamic countries and the West."

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Egypt's Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Announces Creation Of "Freedom and Justice" Party

February 22, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Just appearing on Ikhwanweb, the Muslim Brotherhood's English language website [see, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28077] is the announcement claiming the creation of an official Muslim Brotherhood political party called, "Freedom and Justice."

The statement reads in part, "The group's chairman Dr. Mohamed Badie announced in a press conference that membership was open to each and every Egyptians [sic] prepared to accept the party's programs, policy and direction... The MB has confirmed that it does not object to the election of women or Copts in cabinet however it does not believe it would be appropriate to nominate a woman or a Copt as head of the party."

With the Ikhwan's limited familiarity with either the concept of freedom or justice this development will bear watching. In perhaps a glimpse of what these terms mean to this group, Badie's statement made clear that Copts [Egyptian Christians, continually suffering persecution and lethal violence perpetrated by Islamists] and women need not apply for leadership in the newly formed organization.

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Muslim Brotherhood Associated Imam, Qaradawi - Kill Gaddafi

February 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to multiple news sources [see, Sky News, http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=580641&vId= and YnetNews, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4032029,00.html] Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a jihadist long associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, issued a fatwah [Islamic legal pronouncement] today, calling for the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Al Jazeera television, as reported by Sky News, quotes the cleric as saying, "Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot a bullet at Mr. Gaddafi should do so..."

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Dissemblers At Council On American Islamic Relations - CAIR - Whip Up The Discredited Bogeyman Of Islamophobia

February 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Today, the Council on American Islamic Relations, an American Islamist group seeking the furtherance of Shari'a, issued a press release charging Fox talker Mike Huckabee with criticizing Islam, of course violating a tenet of Shari'a that in many Muslim societies carries a severe penalty. We must surmise that CAIR is aware of the serious nature of the charge within the Islamic world.

CAIR's presser stated in part, "...called on presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee to apologize for "inaccurate and offensive" comments about Islam and to meet with Muslim leaders to discuss growing Islamophobia in American society..." [Huckabee] "...falsely claimed that Muslims believe "Jesus Christ and all the people who follow him are a bunch of infidels who should be essentially obliterated...Huckabee referred to Islam as the "antithesis of the gospel of Christ." He also seemed to compare Muslim prayer being allowed in a church to the showing of pornographic films...."

For the sake of preserving the record, this is in part what Mr. Huckabee stated in reference to news that two Christian churches have made their facilities available to Muslims for prayer.

Q. "Two churches are taking heat for opening their church buildings for Muslims to worship.

Huckabee: ...what are they thinking? If the purpose of a church is to push forth the gospel of Jesus Christ, and you have a Muslim group saying that Jesus Christ and all people would follow him should be obliterated I have a hard time understanding that. If a church is nothing more than a facility and meeting place free for any viewpoints, then should the church be rented out to show adult movies on the weekend?

Where does this end? How far does it go?

The...facility dedicated and paid for by people for the purpose of the gospel, and the mission of the gospel ought to be somehow given semblance of consistency with the intention.

...in this case the worship of Jesus Christ -- is there a reason to say that the people who donated, who gave, who sacrificed to give that facility, really ever intended it to be a place where something that is the antithesis of the gospel of Christ would be presented? But if the building has been dedicated and set aside for a specific purpose, something that is in consistent, I don't see problem with a civic club but we are talking different when you have a faith that believes that all who don't adhere to that specific faith are infidels..."

The only news here is that CAIR and its Islamist cohorts are simply carrying out a strategy which is attempting to develop a body of law in the United States, mirroring that of Austria for example, where recently Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolf was convicted of criticizing Islam and fined in a civil court [see, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff - Guilty Of "Hate Speech," For Criticizing Islam]

The endgame of the American Islamist organizations, is the incorporation of Shari'a - a seditious doctrine - into the legal structure of this country.

It is axiomatic that such efforts represent a major, largely unrecognized, threat to national security, which will hopefully be further examined when Rep. Peter King's hearings on radical Islam in America commence.

The other observation regarding this and similar efforts by CAIR is that in the United States, freedom of speech, even speech critical of religion ["Piss Christ" anyone?] is protected. We suggest that CAIR's leaders read the First Amendment and the body of jurisprudence which has developed around it. If they are not comfortable with religious liberty, something which they claim Islam embodies, they can always choose to reside in a country more to their liking, Iran perhaps.

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Commentary: More Biofuels, More Greenhouse Gases


February 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A new study from the University of Illinois estimates that the world has more than 702 million hectares of marginal land suitable for growing biofuels. The researchers assessed land around the world based on its soil quality, slope, and regional climate. They added degraded or low-quality cropland but ruled out any good cropland, pasture, or forests; they also assumed no irrigation. They came up with the surprising total 2.7 million sq. miles of marginal land that could be available for switchgrass or other biofuel crops.

But the Illinois team didn't, apparently, factor in a 2010 Stanford University study that found plowing new cropland anywhere in the world would sharply increase the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Plowing would release massive amounts of soil carbon -mostly as nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times as powerful as CO2. The Stanford conclusion was that the 6.6 million square miles of lands not plowed because of the higher yields from the Green Revolution prevented the release of greenhouse gases equal to one-third of all the industrial gases emitted worldwide since 1850!

This makes modern farming-with its nitrogen fertilizer, pesticides, no-till herbicides and high yield seeds-the most fabulous anti-greenhouse-warming project ever implemented by mankind. It is, in fact, the only human project that has ever forestalled a major increase in human-emitted greenhouse gases. Europe, for example has not reduced its greenhouse emissions at all since 1997 despite the Kyoto Treaty.

If we consider both studies valid, we have a big problem, All this untouched biofuel land would have to be plowed. The Stanford soil carbon figures tell us this would be the worst aggravation of greenhouse gases ever. Stanford says in effect we should plow only as much cropland as we urgently need for human food, and leave the rest to wildlife.

The Illinois paper did note a class of low-impact, high-diversity perennial grasses that could be over seeded on the existing grasses without plowing (not included in the 702 M hectare estimate). Unfortunately, the perennial-grasses ethanol yields are dismal. Plus, harvesting costs would be very high. Factoring in the cost of road-building and the highway fuels needed for transporting the harvest, it is hard to see that there would be a net gain in fuel, and there would certainly be a net loss to wildlife.

Why all of this focus on biofuels? Current U.S. and EU ethanol mandates have already produced two huge food-price spikes in the past three years, causing political unrest around the world. Japan says it has spent $78 billion on biomass projects in the past six years-with no effective impact on its global warming emissions.

Let's remember that the world's temperatures have officially increased by a net of only 0.2 degrees over the past 70 years. Even that warming assumes we believe the "adjusted" temperatures in the "official" records kept by James Hansen's NASA and the discredited University of East Anglia.

Let's burn our newly-abundant natural gas instead of the biofuels, put nuclear higher on the wish list, and let the marginal lands be wild.

[Source, Ximing Cai, "Land Availability for Biofuel Production" Published on Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois. http://cee.illinois.edu]

DENNIS T. AVERY, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC, is an environmental economist. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State. He is co-author, with S. Fred Singer, of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Hundred Years, Readers may write him at PO Box 202, Churchville, VA 24421 or email to cgfi@hughes.net

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Commentary - Environmentalist Fraud And Manslaughter


February 19, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Many chemotherapy drugs for treating cancer have highly unpleasant side effects - hair loss, vomiting, intense joint pain, liver damage and fetal defects, to name just a few. But anyone trying to ban the drugs would be tarred, feathered and run out of town. And rightly so.

The drugs' benefits vastly outweigh their risks. They save lives. We need to use chemo drugs carefully, but we need to use them.

The same commonsense reasoning should apply to the Third World equivalent of chemotherapy drugs: DDT and other insecticides to combat malaria. Up to half a billion people are infected annually by this vicious disease, nearly a million die, countless survivors are left with permanent brain damage, and 90% of this carnage is in sub-Saharan Africa, the most impoverished region on Earth.

These chemicals don't cure malaria - they prevent it. Used properly, they are effective, and safe. DDT is particularly important. Sprayed once or twice a year on the inside walls of homes, DDT keeps 80% of mosquitoes from entering, irritates those that do enter, so they leave without biting, and kills any that land. No other chemical, at any price, can do this.

Even better, DDT has few adverse side effects - except minor, speculative and imaginary "risks" that are trumpeted on anti-pesticide websites. In the interest of saving lives, one would think eco activists would tone down their "ban DDT" disinformation. However, that is unlikely.

Anti-DDT fanaticism built the environmental movement, and gave it funding, power and stature it never had before. No matter how many people get sick and die because health agencies are pressured not to use DDT, or it is totally banned, Environmental Defense, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Pesticide Action Network, and allied activist groups will never reform or recant.

Government agencies - including the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, and Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry - will likewise continue pouring hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into anti-DDT research, in futile attempts to prove DDT causes some sort of meaningful harm. And the malaria death toll will continue to mount.

Worse, they have now been joined by the United Nations Environment Program, Global Environment Facility and even World Health Organization Environmental Division - all of whom share the avowed goal of ending all DDT production by 2017, and banning all use of DDT in disease control by 2020.

A recent GEF "study" demonstrates how far they are willing to go, to achieve this goal, no matter how deadly it might be. The study purported to prove DDT is no longer needed and can be replaced by "integrated and environment-friendly" alternatives: for example, mosquito-repelling trees, and non-chemical control of breeding sites and areas around homes that shelter insects.

The $14-million study claimed that these interventions resulted in an unprecedented "63% reduction in the number of people with [malaria], without using DDT or any other type of pesticide." However, as analyses by malaria and insecticide experts Richard Tren and Dr. Donald Roberts clearly demonstrate [see Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine and AEI Outlooks], the study, conclusions and policy recommendations are not merely wrong. They are deliberately misleading and fraudulent.

GEF did its 2003-2008 study in Mexico and seven Central American countries - all of which had largely ceased using DDT and other pesticides years before the GEF project. Instead of chemical sprays, these countries now employ huge numbers of chloroquine and primaquine [CQ and PQ] pills to prevent and treat malaria: 2,566 pills per diagnosed case in Mexico; 22,802 pills [!] in El Salvador; 50 to 1,319 pills per case in the other countries, according to 2004 health records.

It was these powerful drugs, not the "environment-friendly" GEF interventions, that slashed malaria rates. Indeed, they had begun to do so before GEF even arrived. This terribly inconvenient reality was further underscored by the fact that malaria rates were the same in "study" areas and "control" areas, where GEF did nothing - and that the number of malaria cases increased when the number of pills per case decreased. In other words, GEF could have gotten its same results using one bed net or one larvae-eating fish.

GEF's fraudulent claims were then compounded by its insistence that the results and conclusions are relevant to other malaria-endemic regions. They are not. Malaria parasites in Latin American countries are Plasmodium vivax; in Africa and Southeast Asia, they are the far more virulent P. falciparum.

CQ and PQ are effective in preventing and treating vivax; they rarely prevent or cure falciparum malaria. Moreover, the eight Latin American countries have 140 million people. Sub-Saharan Africa has 800 million and a woeful medical and transportation infrastructure; Southeast Asia has 600 million people. Both have infinitely more malaria. Getting adequate medicines that work [far more expensive Artemisia-based ACT drugs] to 1.4 billion people would be a budgetary, logistical and medical impossibility.

But apparently none of these facts occurred to the bureaucrats who did this study. That's hardly surprising, since the project was designed and directed, not by disease control experts, but by the UNEP and radical environmental groups - which also spent millions distributing and promoting the study and other anti-DDT propaganda all over the world, ensuring that they received substantial media attention.

Anti-pesticide fanatics know this "study" is fraudulent. They just have a very high tolerance for how many malaria cases, brain-damaged people and dead babies are "acceptable" or "sustainable." They just don't care enough to bother learning basic facts about malaria, CQ versus ACT, vivax versus falciparum. They need to get out of the malaria control policy business and let medical professionals do their jobs.

[Note: To learn more about stopping malaria, see Tren and Roberts' book The Excellent Powder, Dr. Rutledge Taylor's documentary film "3 Billion and Counting," and the website for Africa Fighting Malaria.]

The final report claims its authors submitted manuscripts to prominent peer-reviewed medical journals. However, nothing was ever published. That suggests that they lied, and never submitted any manuscripts; or they did submit papers, but the manuscripts were rejected as being shoddy, unprofessional, unscientific, or even on par with Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent vaccine-and-autism work.

To cap it all off, the bogus GEF project appears to have been conducted using funds diverted from already insufficient malaria control budgets. The GEF, UNEP, Stockholm Convention Secretariat and radical environmental groups are using money intended for malaria control to launch anti-pesticide programs in countries plagued by malaria, and gain control over public health policies, insecticides and programs.

Overall, the GEF has spent over $800 million on efforts to eliminate DDT and other "persistent organic pollutants" [POPs]. It budgeted nearly $150 million in 2007 alone on its campaign to ban DDT production and use - but spent a lousy $22 million researching alternatives to DDT for vector control.

Until an equally effective and long-lasting substitute for DDT is developed - one that repels, irritates and kills mosquitoes - this vital weapon needs to remain in the disease control arsenal.

The GEF, UNEP, POPs Secretariat and WHO need to withdraw the study; discipline the people who perpetrated this fraud; retract World Health Assembly Resolution 50.13, calling for malaria-infested countries to slash their use of public health insecticides; and issue a statement making it absolutely clear that this "study" was erroneous and deceptive, and should not be considered in setting malaria policies.

Donors to the GEF and radical groups must be exposed. For activists and agencies to continue promoting this study or demand that malaria-endemic countries stop using DDT and insecticides, and adopt bogus "eco-friendly" GEF "solutions," is gross medical malpractice - and deliberate manslaughter.

Malaria can be controlled, and even eradicated in many areas. We simply need to use every available weapon - including DDT, pesticides, nets, window screens, drugs and other interventions - in an orderly, coordinated and systematic manner; and ensure that mosquito infestations, disease outbreaks, malaria control successes and problems are monitored and evaluated accurately and honestly.

If we do that - and end the anti-pesticide hysteria - we can get the job done.

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Congress of Racial Equality, and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death.

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Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, Friday Prayers In Tahrir Square - "Pray For The Conquest Of Jerusalem"

February 19, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, perhaps the leading current intellectual force behind the Muslim Brotherhood, the imam delivered a blistering diatribe to an estimated crowd of 1M gathered at Tahrir Square, Cairo, urging war with Israel and conquest of Jerusalem.

In a partial translation by the Middle East Media Research Center MEMRI "Al-Qaradhawi asked the Egyptian army to open wide the Rafah crossing and to pray for the re-conquest of Jerusalem by the Muslims, so that he and the Muslims could pray in security at Al-Aqsa Mosque. This part of his sermon was cheered and applauded by the crowd...."

It was the first time since 1981, the year in which Anwar Sadat was assassinated by elements of the Brotherhood, that Qaradawi was allowed to conduct such a service.

Qaradawi, is unfortunately an extremely popular Muslim apologist, for more about his politics see, The Investigative Project: "Moderate" Qaradawi Defends Hitler And Nuclear Terror.

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UN Veto - A Lesson Well Learned


February 19, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Faced with no alternative and caught in a bind between rhetoric and reality, on Friday, UN Ambassador Rice reluctantly cast Team Obama's first veto in the Security Council, killing a resolution, signed on to by the council's 14 other members, to condemn Israel's so-called "settlements" - actually apartments in Jerusalem, Israel's capital city.

U.S. domestic response has been varied, with liberals using the occasion to dissemble, arguing that this action was the ultimate proof of the president's commitment to Israel.

Conservatives however had a different take, well expressed by Jennifer Rubin in her WashPost column, Right Turn, condemning the action, "...The U.S. did not merely exercise a veto, it issued a statement that was unprecedented in its one-sidedness and harshness..." [see, http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-turn/2011/02/the_un_veto_and_the_real_headl.html]:

Rice's petulant response, forced to cast this vote despite the administration's already obvious Muslim tilt, was really more than harsh and one-sided. It was a blanket condemnation of the Jewish state accompanied by a level of historical revisionism shocking even by this administration's standards.

In a single carefully crafted sentence dripping with retribution, "For more than four decades Israel's settlement activities have undermined Israel's security and eroded hopes of peace and security in the region," the United States joined in spirit with "...over 120 of the UN's 192 Member States," including the UK, France and Germany. [see, United States vetoes Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements, UN website, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37572&Cr=palestin&Cr1=, and U.S. vetoes Security Council resolution denouncing Israeli settlements , WashPost, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021805442.html]

This was a de-facto sellout of the Israelis.

Hardly mollified by outing the U.S.' anti-Israel bias while at the same time casting America as the great Satan for shelving the measure, the Palestinian's UN observer, Riyad Mansour, stated, "Our overarching goal remains to bring an end to the Israeli colonization and occupation of our land..." [source, UN, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37572&Cr=palestin&Cr1=]

With this level of belligerence, even among our supposed European allies, the grand effect of this vote will be to further embolden the Middle East's Islamists, and their front organizations here at home, to redouble their efforts.

And who could blame them? Obama is their best recruiter.

On the surface one might think that this team of bumbling fools hadn't learned a thing from the fires it has fanned throughout the Arab world over the last month or so.

That would be an incorrect assessment, because as Rice was busily stamping her foot in high dudgeon, the administration was using its office to bus union goons into Wisconsin and elsewhere, intent on overturning the last election while preparing to win the next...at any cost...therefore proving Obama to be a remarkably quick study in the effectiveness of street violence, thuggery and mob rule.

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Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff - Guilty Of "Hate Speech," For Criticizing Islam

February 18, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Tuesday, in another blow to what remains of freedom of thought in Europe, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was fined 480 Euros in an Austrian court for her criticism and characterization of Islam.

The verdict and fine is now on appeal.

As we noted in a November 22, 2010 piece Death Of European Free Speech - Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff's "Anti-Islam" Trial To Commence Tomorrow In Vienna

"Tomorrow morning, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will stand trial in Vienna, Austria, accused of violating Europe's onerous "hate speech," thought control statutes.

Sabaditsch-Wolff has been accused of fomenting hatred against the Continent's Muslims, primarily by quoting verbatim from the Qur'an. If convicted she could face a stiff fine as well as prison time.

The trial has caused quite a stir among conservative defenders of free speech but has garnered almost no coverage from a complicit Western press.

As noted wag Pat Condell observed regarding this spectacle, "Europe today is a shining example of how to piss in your own drinking water..."

This is a monstrous moment in European jurisprudence. If the ruling is allowed to stand, Austria will have made the conscious effort to enforce the Shari'a principle, that criticism of Islam is a punishable offence, thus bringing Europe ever closer to the radical Muslim goal of Islamizing the West.

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Democrats Pushing Culture War Legislation With A Vengeance, Against GOP's Mounting Resistance

February 17, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a state now almost completely under the political control of the Democrat party, the legislature rather than realistically dealing with California's huge budget deficit [conservatively estimated as being in excess of $19B] is working overtime to further a hard-left, anti-life, anti-family agenda.

Take for example SB 48, authored by Mark Leno [D-Marin] and co-sponsored by Tom Ammiano, [D-SF] Loni Hancock, [D-Berkeley] and Leland Yee, [D-SF].

This is a briefly worded but dangerous bill. The LGBT [lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered] caucus is demanding access to every school-age child, from pre-kindergarten to high school for the purpose of providing class time instruction within the social sciences curriculum, regarding the alleged historical significance and supposed contributions of the homosexual community to the development of California and the United States.

The parties spotlighted in what is clearly propaganda, will be chosen not because of any real historical significance but simply because of their sexual orientation. The bill is aimed most specifically toward the younger child in what is referred to as the latency period of development, meaning their years of innocence. There is no opt-out allowance for a child to be removed from this indoctrination.

In 2007 a similar bill, SB 777, by then Sen. Sheila Kuehl, was vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger. However, it was endorsed by the state and local PTA groups because it, like SB 48, according to a PTA spokesperson, was worded to appear to be an anti-discrimination bill when, in fact, these bills appear to be a recruiting device.

Left unsaid in this debate is that in reality, real discrimination exists however it is against the Christian and heterosexual communities. Since this bill brings in religion it can also be used to instruct students in non-traditional religions such as secular humanism.

A search on the PTA website using keyword SB 777, brings up a description of the bill, admitting that it would establish a new definition of gender and sexual orientation, expanding the traditional, biological meaning of gender [male or female] to include supposed gender identification, thus clearing the way for unlimited political mischief, as long as the votes are there.

From the PTA website, "This bill would revise the list of prohibited bases of discrimination and the kinds of prohibited instruction, activities, and instructional materials and instead, would refer to disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic contained in the definition of hate crimes that is contained in the Penal Code. The bill would define disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation for this purpose.This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws." [source, http://www.capta.org/sections/advocacy/downloads/LegReport-2007-05.pdf]

If this legislation passes it won't matter what happens with Prop 8, as all children attending public, private or charter schools will be forcibly indoctrinated with the LGBT agenda at the same time - unsurprisingly - granting these gender warriors a good deal more political power.

One section of the bill addresses the need to re-write textbooks and other educational material to include the mandates of this bill. The interesting thing here is that so much of instructional material, these days, is coming into the classroom through computers which the parents never see and which can be changed and manipulated rapidly.

As a side note focusing on the computerization of education, there is another bill in the legislature which has authorized certain students to receive computerized instruction coming from India by Indian facilitators.

SB48 is headed for its first hearing in the Senate Education Committee by mid-March, the committee has only 3 Republican legislators out of a total of 10 members, so it will inevitably be reported out to the full Senate.

If you are concerned about this direct attack on children at their most impressionable age and a parent's right to raise them according to traditional values, please take the time to write a letter to the Chairman, Alan Lowenthal, [D-Long Beach, zip 90802] and the V. Chairman, Robert Huff, [R-Walnut-zip code 91789]. Use letterhead stationery of your club, church, fraternal group, business association. etc. Send the letter C/0 State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca 95814.

Please also consider visiting the state PTA website to read their sections on diversity and inclusion - www.capta.org - and then contact your local school-based PTA affiliate. The state PTA has not yet taken a position on SB 48. Each affiliate is permitted to submit a resolution to the state organization to support or oppose legislation. Ask your local PTA to oppose SB 48.

This is not only about stopping this bill, but about the longer view of educating parents who are members of local PTAs. Their dues are used in part, to support legislative activities which work against the family.

Some suggested talking points:

1. This bill discriminates against heterosexual individuals and families.
2. This bill, due to lack of an opt-out option is indoctrination not education.
3. This bill seeks to mandate this teaching even in Charter Schools.
4. This type of instruction will create gender identity crises in young students.
5. It places homosexually biased persons in authority to chose the representatives of their community.
6. This bill, contrary to biased, promotional material, is not about inclusion, assisting the disabled, recognizing diversity or teacher credentialing. It is a recruitment of other people's children into the ranks of the LGBT.
7. This bill denies valuable classroom educational time for academic or career instruction.
8. It is an attempt to bypass the parents and any court decisions favorable to Prop 8.

Congressional bills supporting and defending the value of human life.

While some groups have been reporting that there are 3 bills in Congress that can be considered as supportive of the Right to Life, by our count, there are actually 7 - all GOP sponsored - bills, each focused on some aspect of funding or removing support for or placing limitations on abortion services and funding the abortionists or via amendments to the Obama Patient Protection Act or by amending Title 18 of the Public Health Service Act.

Other bills call for an expanded definition of who can be defined as a person in the 14th amendment as well as prohibitions on taking minors across state lines for abortions. Another, interesting bill, calls for specific reporting on abortions performed with Medicaid funds. California has always refused to comply with that request.

Some of these bills are, basically, still in draft form and will need to be watched over the next few months. Each of the below named legislators needs your support and encouragement. The address is: The Hon.________, C/o US House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515, or, US Senate, zip code 20510.

Here is a brief rundown. Legend: H.R.=House bill, S.= U.S. Senate, AB=CA Assembly bill, SB=CA Senate bill.

H.R 3, John Boehner, [R-Ohio]To Prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes. It would appear that every House Republican has co-signed this bill.

The formal title is: "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."

1.Providing for conscience protections.
2. No federal funds shall be used, in any way for health benefits coverage that includes abortion.
3. No health care service provided by the Federal Government or any individual employed by the Federal Government "may include abortion."
4. Language appears to make the usual exception for forcible rape, incest or life of the mother.
5. Does not prohibit states or other insurance plans from using other than federal funds to provide abortion services.

H.R. 358, Joseph Pitts, [R-PA], Special Considerations for Abortion in Heath Care Act.

1. Referred to as the Protect Life Act.
2. A majority of House Republicans have co-signed this bill.
3. Modifies the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to abortion coverage services.
4. No federal funds may be used to pay for abortion, except for rape, incest or life of the mother.
5. No prohibitions on purchase of abortion coverage in other than Federal Health Insurance funds.
6. Protects against requiring physician training in performance of induced abortions.
7. Allows complaints to be filed with the Director of Civil Rights Office if this act is improperly carried out.

H.R. 361, John Fleming, [R-LA] Prohibit Certain Abortion-Related Discrimination.

1. Referred to as the Abortion Non-discrimination Act of 2011.
2. Focus is on protecting physicians or health care facilities from being required to be trained for or to perform induced abortions.

H.R. 374, Duncan D. Hunter, [R-Ca] Extends 14th Amendment to Unborn Humans in the Fetus. [This title is poorly worded]. This is a very brief bill often referred to as a spot bill. Expect to see changes in wording.

1. Referred to as "Life At Conception Act."
2. Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being. However, nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child. H.R. 593, Peter Graham, [R-TX], Medicaid Payment Information to Abortion Providers.

Referred to as "Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act of 2011.
Requires strict reporting of any monies from Medicaid paid to abortion providers be reported within 60 days following the year's end complete with who, what, why and when and the outcome.

A. 91, Roger Wicker, [R-MI], Expansion of Interpretation of 14th Amendment. See Hunter companion bill, H.R. 374.

A. 96, David Vitter, [R-LA] Planning Grants for Entities that Perform Abortions.

Referred to as the "Title X Family Planning Act."
1. Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare clause of the Public Health Service Act
2.PHSA would be amended to prohibit any Federally authorized Family Planning Program from receiving funding for abortion services, thereby removing abortion from Title X.

A. 121 - David Vitter, [R-LA] Physicians Who Perform Abortions.

Referred to as the "Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act."
1. This is a Spot Bill, meaning that its wording is still vague. Seems to be authorizing abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, for patients suffering from adverse abortion conditions. However, it is fairly well known that most abortionists can't comply with hospital admitting privilege requirements. This would affect abortion clinics as well.

A. 165, David Vitter, [R-LA], Prohibit Abortion-Related Discrimination. Companion bill to H.R. 361.

A. 167, John Ensign,[R-NV] Minor Transportation and Abortion Decisions.

Amends title 18 United States Code. Companion to HR 3.

Referred to as "Child Custody Protection Act."

1. Transportation of Minors across state lines or a pseudo Parental Consent Law.
2. If enacted this law might well prevent third parties from taking minors across state lines for abortions as well as facilitate prosecutions of abortion personnel who coach minors to lie about their age and/or get older adults, acting as parents, to sign for the abortion.

We will further update this information as these bills work their way through their respective legislative bodies.

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Muslim Brotherhood To Form Electoral Party - Constitutional "Reform" Takes Ugly Turn, Ikhwan Now In Control

February 16, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a move that probably surprised no one even marginally informed about Middle Eastern politics, TeamObama's little democratic experiment in Egypt, has already borne fruit.

According to a statement appearing on the Muslim Brotherhood's website [see, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28023] "The Muslim Brotherhood's media spokesman Dr. Essam El Erian has stated that...gradual reform must begin now...Hence the MB confirms that the group stands firmly behind the demands of the Egyptian people as a whole and in moving forward, envisions the establishment of a democratic, civil state that draws on universal measures of freedom and justice, with central Islamic values...Mohsen Rady an MB leader agreed adding once an official legitimate committee has been formed it will apply to become an official party..."

In another piece carried on the Ikhwan's website, we note some of the initial changes which the group is demanding during the process of constitutional "reform" now underway.

"...the constitutional reform panel has been commissioned by the military council to change the same six articles in the Egyptian Constitution...The abolition of Article 179 which restricts people's freedoms and rights in the name of security will be considered along with amendments to articles 76, 77, 88, 93, and 189. Article 76 restricts the ability to nominate presidential candidates; article 77 does not set a limit for presidential terms; article 88 limits judicial oversight of elections; article 93 grants parliament sole authority for determining the legitimacy of MP memberships and article 189 gives the president and the People's Assembly exclusive rights to amend the constitution..." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28032]

From the same article we find that, "the military appointed panel members selecting former judge Tariq Al-Bishry..." [variously, Tarek al-Beshry] "...as chairman...Constitutional scholars have advised the military to create an interim constitution and Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Sobhi Saleh has been chosen to be part of the panel..."

An editorial at the excellent national security compendium, Family Security Matters identifies Tariq Al-Bishry as follows, "... (Hizb) Al-Wasat, or "The Center (party)", the group to which al-Beshry is associated, was founded in 1996 by Muslim Brotherhood members. There had been arguments between the Ikhwan and Al-Wasat, but in April 2009 the group joined the "Egyptian Coalition for Change," an anti-Mubarak alliance which included individuals from the Muslim Brotherhood. This multi-party alliance had formed in 2005 and gained approval from the Ikhwan...."

As we and numerous sources predicted at the start of this process, Egypt is now rushing into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world-wide driver of Islamic jihad.

We expected no less and unfortunately were correct in our assessment.

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Obama Appoints Controversial James Cole As Number Two At DOJ

December 31, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On yet another vacation, this time in Hawaii, President Obama elevated James Cole to the number two position in DOJ, using the oft-criticized recess appointment process.

The move, predictably triggered criticism by the right, with conservatives charging Cole with being soft on terrorism.

For example, in a piece published by the Legal Times in 2002, Cole wrote, "the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were horrible, but so are these other things." [see Canada Free Press, http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/31629]

The incoming Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King used particularly strong language denunciating the move, even to the point of calling Cole a "left wing ideologue."

"I strongly oppose the recess appointment of James Cole to lead the national security team at the Department of Justice...The appointment indicates that the Obama Administration continues to try to implement its dangerous policies of treating Islamic terrorism as a criminal matter...This may be one of the worst appointments by President Obama during his presidency. The Justice Department needs a strong Deputy Attorney General who understands that our country remains at war with Islamic terrorists who continually plot deadly attacks against Americans, not a left-wing ideologue who places terrorists in the same categories as drug peddlers..." [source, Peter King House website, http://www.house.gov/apps/list/hearing/ny03_king/jamescole.html]

Upcoming Peter King Hearings On Islamism, Will America's Self-Appointed Muslim Spokesmen Support Them?

December 29, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Much has been made of two recent but unrelated items, the release of a study by MPAC [Muslim Public Affairs Council, see, http://www.mpac.org/assets/docs/publications/MPAC-Post-911-Terrorism-Data.pdf] which puts forth the proposition that there is a significant amount of support in the Muslim community for anti-terror efforts by U.S. law enforcement, and two, the announcement by Peter King [R,NY] the incoming Chair of the House's Homeland Security Committee, that he will hold hearings on the increasing radicalization of the U.S. Muslim community.

MPAC's study, which alleges that the U.S. Muslim community was responsible for breaking up about 1/3 of the al-Qaeda terror plots in the U.S., is seriously flawed according to terror experts.

An analysis by the Investigative Project on Terrorism states with regard to MPAC's study, "The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) claims in its study that "almost 1 out of 3 al-Qaida-related terror plots threatening America since 9/11/01" were thwarted in part because of help from the Muslim community. However, the MPAC study is full of mistakes, faulty data, contradictions, selective use of information, and demonstrably dishonest analysis..." [source, Islamic Group's Database Found To Be Fraudulent, Investigative Project on Terrorism, http://www.investigativeproject.org/2390/mpac-stats-not-supported-by-facts]

Actually, MPAC uses just about every statistical trick in the book to skew the result of its study to support its narrative that there is widespread support for anti-terror law enforcement efforts by the U.S. Muslim community.

Furthermore, MPAC uses its findings to advance the notion that, "...there is little evidence of rising ideological extremism among American Muslims," a statement that flies in the face of reason to most Americans post 9/11.

Feds Usurping States' Rights Via Legislative Chicanery


December 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Contra Costa Times, a member of California's Bay Area News Group, recently published a series of commendable articles on the state legislators' questionable use of lobbyists and special interest organizations to write self-serving legislation.

However this type of legislation is only a part of a corrupt process.

A large portion of this special interest legislation is but a mirror image of federal legislation. All the stimulus money, grant money and foundation funding written into federal legislation and directed toward assistance to the states requires the states to provide authorization, in the form of bills, legitimizing federal intervention is health, education, environmental and workforce development within a state. One 27 page federal bill, such as the Food Safety Legislation (which was an amalgam of about 10 other federal bills) can end up being reflected in 27 different state bills.

Basically the same activity of allowing special interests to write the state legislation is also occurring at the federal level.

Start Treaty Passage - Media Bias, The New Standard

December 23, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - If one were to accept the judgment of AP's sycophants, president Obama - the comeback kid in their lunatic asylum - has just saved planet earth from certain nuclear Armageddon, "The Senate on Wednesday ratified an arms control treaty with Russia that reins in the nuclear weapons that could plunge the world into doomsday, giving President Barack Obama a major foreign policy win in Congress' waning hours..." [source, Donna Cassata, Desmond Butler, Senate ratifies nuke pact, delivering win to Obama, Contra Costa Times, http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_16918714?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com]

Unfortunately, once you get past the cheerleading, the fact remains that this treaty profoundly harms U.S. national security in a number of ways.

The first and most immediate is that it rewards the Russians despite their ongoing campaign of belligerence against American interests. A primary example of this is Russia's continued high level nuclear assistance to the Iranian theocracy and in our hemisphere - where the Monroe doctrine has fallen into disfavor - it has actively aided thugs such as Hugo Chavez, inking contracts [and providing billions of dollars in "loans"] for advanced missile defenses, tanks and other armaments wholly outside the real defense needs of a non-aggressive South American country.

As to the nuts and bolts of the agreement the Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney nails the treaty's defects. [see, Gaffney, Just Say No To Start, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/20/just-say-no-to-new-start/ also see, http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/index.xml, The Center for Security Policy]

French Jihadist Muslim Gang's Sentences Upheld In Halimi Murder Case

December 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Nearly 5 years ago we wrote about the case of Ilan Halimi, a French Jew who was lured by a woman into a trap set by a Muslim gang and then tortured to death over the period of three weeks. You can refer to the original articles to see the extent of what he endured [see, Torture Death Of French Jew By Muslim Gang Produces Collective Yawn By MSM and Coverup Of Muslim Torture Killing Of French Jew Continues]

At the time and since, the MSM has ignored the story or worse, if covering it at all, sanitized it as to mask the religious nature of the attack and to present Halimi's jihadist murderers as common criminals looking only for a quick monetary score.

As the LA Times dissembled in its Feb 28, 2006 edition, "Rather than a premeditated anti-Semitic murder, it seems a more complex result of dysfunction in the narrow world of thug culture..."

Rep Peter King To Hold Hearings On Islamic Radicalization

December 20, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an op-ed published today by Newsday [see, http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/king-what-s-radicalizing-muslim-americans-1.2550488] New York Representative Peter King poses the question, "What's Radicalizing American Muslims?"

In this piece, King, the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Committee and a frequent target of the multicultural thought police, carefully establishes that before 9/11 he had excellent and extensive dealings with Muslims.

"Before 9/11, few if any American politicians had a closer relationship with the Muslim community and its leadership than I did. During my first months in Congress in 1993, I traveled to the Balkans - including Bosnia, Macedonia and Kosovo - to support that region's Muslims from aggression by Serbian Orthodox Christians...I attended the Islamic Center of Long Island ...had Muslim students intern in my office...In the days following 9/11, I made several television and radio appearances supporting American Muslims, saying that they had nothing to do with the attacks and were as loyal and patriotic as any Americans..."

King was [mirroring the feeling of many Americans] therefore greatly troubled by the Muslim response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, seeing the emergence of a hard-line Islamist perspective which blamed everyone but those who were actually involved, primarily Saudi Muslims linked to al-Qaeda.

CA State Senator DeSaulnier Pimps For Child Care Industry


December 20, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On December 18, the California East Bay's Contra Costa Times published a commentary on its editorial page submitted by state Senator Mark DeSaulnier, [D-Contra Costa] and representatives of the Contra Costa Child Care Council [a non-profit lobby for child care] and Contra Costa First Five, [tobacco tax funded lobby for child care] entitled: Child care crisis looming in County. It's clearly an agendized, self-serving piece, pimping for the child care industry, for which all of these players have a major interest.

BACKGROUND: A late night agreement was reached regarding signing of the very late budget. Part of the agreement was to allow the Governor to line-item veto the state portion of funding for both mental health services and CalWORKS stage 3 child care funding.

As a result of this veto of funds, a group called Parent Voices, located in Oakland, California, sued the Governor. Judge Wynn Carvil issued an order mandating that the money be restored. Apparently the Governor has not yet obeyed the order.

Hence, DeSaulnier's plea to the public for help in saving the jobs of county child care councils and First Five's interests.

In the op-ed it is claimed that 1,700 children may [emphasis mine] lose their child care, jeopardizing jobs for 900 working parents and 830 care providers, along with $49 million in economic impact to the county.

Stages 1 and 2 of the CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work federal and state partnership program are still intact. Stage 3 pertains to the funding of agencies who act as spokespersons for the state funded child care industry and funding for after-school programs.

What all this comes down to is that our state is now under a court order to provide child care funding. What Sen. DeSaulnier failed to mention in his article is that he is a co-author of a bill by Senator Ellen Corbett , [D-San Leandro] to re- appropriate $250,000,000.00 of state tax funding which will go to the Department of Education to provide the child care funding and after school care for Stage 3 children, age 6 and older.

Largest Mosque in Western Europe Opens in Holland


December 20, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The largest mosque in Western Europe has opened in Rotterdam, Holland, despite attempts to stop it by leading Dutch politicians.

According to the NRC Handelsblad, "The mosque is financed by the Al Makhtoum Foundation from the wealthy sjeik Hamdan bin Rashid Al- Makhtoum from the United Arab Emirates. The Dutch security service has investigated his alleged financial ties to jihadists. For that reason House members Wilders (PVV) Eurlings (CDA) and Eerdmans (LPF) attempted unsuccessfully six years ago to forbid the funding." [translated from the Dutch, source, Jules Seegers, Largest Mosque in Western Europe Opened in Rotterdam, NRC NRC Handelsbad, http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2010/12/17/grootste-moskee-west-europa-geopend-in-rotterdam/]

Upwards of 1,500 [some sources estimate as many as 3,000] congregants can be accommodated in the prayer room of the Essalem Mosque, drawn from Holland's huge Moroccan Muslim immigrant community. The building is 4 stories high and the minarets dwarf the towers of the Feyenoord Stadium which is located nearby.

MSM Takes Notice Of Christian Genocide In Iraq

December 17, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It's not news that the Muslim world, despite claims to the contrary by its apologists, actively suppresses other faiths, however it is a big deal when a member of the MSM has the audacity to recognize and write about it.

That is exactly what happened in the December 15 edition of the LA Times, where Tim Rutten neatly encapsulates the truth, "...the West as a community of nations has long turned a blind eye to the intolerance of the Middle East's Muslim states - an intolerance that has intensified with the spread of Salafism, Islam's brand of militant fundamentalism...The soft bigotry of minimal expectation is in play, an unspoken presumption that Muslim societies simply can't be held to the same standards of humane, rational and decent conduct that govern the affairs of other nations." [source, Tim Rutten, Iraq's War On Christians, LA Times, http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/15/opinion/la-oe-1215-rutten-20101215/2]

We have been frequent critics of the MSM's biased news reportage regarding the Middle East and the Muslim world in general with good reason; perhaps Mr. Rutten's bold statement of fact regarding the ceaseless Islamic genocide against "people of the Book" [non-Muslim monotheists, primarily Christians and Jews] will point the way towards more honest reporting from his fellow journos.

West's War On Christianity - UK Red Cross Bans Christmas

December 17, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Though it might be seen by some as an act of accommodation and seasonal good tidings, the UK Red Cross' decision to ban Christmas displays of any kind in its plus 400 centers in Britain will be interpreted by the radical Muslim world as a sign of capitulation. [see, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-152361/The-Red-Cross-bans-Christmas.html#ixzz18GIAmlB9]

Given the UK's rush to embrace Shari'a concepts nationwide, including its legal system, who could blame them?

Consider the overblown public attention and honor given in the West to Ramadan, a 30 day Muslim period of atonement, and you will at once grasp the ridiculous fawning that the UK Red Cross decision represents

The event is even less comprehensible given the obvious symbolism of its red cross logo. To those who may argue that the Red Cross is non-denominational, we ask if that is true why then the existence of the Red Crescent, employing Islamic symbolism or the Red Star of David, clearly referring to Jewish iconography?

No, instead of being seen as another olive branch being extended by the Christian West to the Muslim world, the act will be interpreted as a sign of our not being resolute, signifying a lack of cultural confidence.

In a world engaged in an on-again-off-again struggle against totalitarian Islam, the picture this ill-conceived gesture presents to our adversaries invites aggression, not forbearance.

Germany, Holland And Belgium Bust Jihadist Groups

December 14, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - German security officials raided the premises of two jihadist groups today, Invitation to Paradise and the Islamic Center Bremen. [see, Germany Mounts Raids Against Islamists In Three Cities, Expatica, http://www.expatica.com/de/news/german-news/germany-mounts-raids-against-islamists-in-three-cities_117320.html]. Both of the groups sought to overthrow the civil order and establish Shari'a by way of an Islamic caliphate in its place.

Today's actions in Germany are part of a larger, still unfolding European effort involving additional arrests in Holland and Belgium, with the latter country apparently being the central focus of the suspected plot.

DOJ Enforcing Shari'a In Berkeley School District - Meet America's Grand Mufti, Eric Holder

December 13, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a recent piece CAIR's "Hate Crime" Campaign Thoroughly Consistent With Policy Of Advancing Shari'a, we noted:

"CAIR's purpose here is two-fold:

1. To spread the provably fraudulent assertion that Islamophobia is omnipresent and that America is a cauldron of anti-Muslim bigotry.

2. To force the American legal system to define anything which even inferentially connotes disapproval or criticism of Islam and its "final prophet" Mohammed as a hate crime. This sets a process in motion which in the end results in the feds enforcing the blasphemy concept central to the Qur'an and Shari'a.

Seen dispassionately, this is clearly a back-door method of violating the establishment clause of the First Amendment by making law enforcement dependent upon a religious test. Should this philosophy take hold, it would in effect elevate Eric Holder to the position of America's Grand Mufti, the ultimate enforcer of Shari'a in the nation."

In a just announced action, the DOJ's renegade Civil Rights Division has done exactly that, made itself an arbiter in religious matters, here, acting to enforce Shari'a.

"The Justice Department today announced it has filed a lawsuit against Berkeley School District, Berkeley, Ill., alleging that the school district violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of Safoorah Khan, a Muslim teacher at McArthur Middle School.

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November 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On August 19 we posted the following [see, Wikileak - Why isn't Julian Assange in Custody? Where is Team Obama's Outrage?]:

It has been nearly a month since Julian Assange and unknown conspirators leaked over 90,000 mostly classified documents [the "Afghan War Diary"] pertaining to the war in Afghanistan and yet - with the main perp already having been self identified - a fully committed leftist and convicted amateur hacker, he remains free to cause further havoc in the waging of an increasingly problematic conflict.

Question: Why aren't extradition proceedings being brought against him?

Question: Where is Eric Holder's vaunted Justice Department?

Question: Where is CIC Obama's outrage?

Question: Where is the media's curiosity?

We concluded, responding to these rhetorical questions, that, "There is no smoke and fury on this issue because Mr. Assange might as well be a member of this WH team, his take on the projection of U.S. military power appears to be in complete alignment with that of team Obama."

Unfortunately nothing has changed in the interim, despite the totally unprecedented torrent of leaks, which show no sign of going away.

Another Somali Immigrant Busted For Terror Attempt - Christmas Tree Bombing Plot

November 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Friday evening Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19 year-old naturalized American citizen of Somali descent was arrested in Portland, Oregon by federal authorities after attempting to detonate what he thought was a car bomb.

The Muslim immigrant was snared in an elaborate sting operation which had been in operation for months.

According to FBI Special Agent in charge Arthur Balizan, "The threat was very real...Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale." [source, http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/11/27/us/AP-US-Portland-Car-Bomb-Plot.html?_r=1&hp]

Death Of European Free Speech - Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff's "Anti-Islam" Trial To Commence Tomorrow In Vienna

November 22, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Tomorrow morning, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will stand trial in Vienna, Austria, accused of violating Europe's onerous "hate speech," thought control statutes.

Sabaditsch-Wolff has been accused of fomenting hatred against the Continent's Muslims, primarily by quoting verbatim from the Qur'an. If convicted she could face a stiff fine as well as prison time.

The trial has caused quite a stir among conservative defenders of free speech but has garnered almost no coverage from a complicit Western press.

As noted wag Pat Condell observed regarding this spectacle, "Europe today is a shining example of how to piss in your own drinking water..."

UK Muslim Schools Teaching Violent Wahhabi Curriculum


November 22, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As part of an investigation by the British show Panorama, an undercover student discovered that an Islamic school was teaching a Saudi Arabian curriculum supporting Shari'a's tenth century judicial code including the killing of homosexuals, amputations for theft and anti- Semitism.

According to the BBC, "As Panorama has discovered, a network of more than 40 weekend Saudi schools have been offering to teach the Saudi national curriculum to Muslim children in the UK and some of it is very extreme indeed. [including] Text books teach school children about the correct way to chop off the hands and feet of thieves...It tasks pupils to spell out the "reprehensible qualities" of Jews. It explains that the penalty for sodomy is execution - possibly by being thrown off a cliff - and that Zionists are plotting to take over the world for Jews." [source, BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_9216000/9216012.stm]

Will Pakistani Asia Bibi Be Murdered Because Of Her Christianity Regardless Of Trial Outcome?

November 20, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As reported on these pages [see, Will "Peaceful" Muslims In Pakistan Kill Christian Mom?, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=asia1117101%2Ehtm] Pakistan and other Muslim majority countries routinely use Shari'a based blasphemy laws as a method of suppressing Christian minorities.

Now with the world taking note of Ms. Bibi's plight, the question remains whether "street justice," fomented by local imams, will still claim her life even if she is exonerated from the charge of blasphemy which has resulted in her imprisonment since July.

The question is by no means academic and goes to the heart of the debate, now raging in Europe and America, as to whether Islam will ever be compatible with Western values?

As related by the July 24 edition of the Pakistan Christian Post [see, http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/viewnews.php?newsid=1643] this very fate befell two Christian brothers [Rashid Emmanuel - pastor of a Christian congregation - and Sajjid Emmanuel] in Pakistan who had just been released after having been officially cleared on blasphemy charges.

"...more than three thousand Muslims came out of homes on call of Imamas from mosques surrounding Warispura Christian colony and opened fire on innocent Christians at night of July 19, 2010, when Emmanuel Brothers were gunned down at noon, same day..."

As is sometimes the case in Muslim majority countries, the leadership might, though being less doctrinaire on strictly enforcing Shari'a, still be unable or unwilling to prevent travesties such as that which took place in the case of the Emanuel brothers and now which threatens Asia Bibi

NATO Runs From Afghanistan

November 19, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - NATO's highest ranking civilian official, Mark Sedwill has expressed displeasure with a recent statement by Afghan president Karzai in which he called for a drawdown of military forces in the country terming it, "not helpful." [see, Peter Spiegel and James Blitz ,Karzai Remarks Not Helpful Says NATO, Financial Times, http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f6a58a82-f403-11df-886b-00144feab49a.html#axzz15kzljuA8]

There's no doubt that such statements can harm a war effort [see, Petraeus' Disagreement Is With Obama, Not Karzai, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=petraeus111510%2Ehtm] but blaming Karzai ignores the more fundamental problem which is that both president Obama and NATO have already gone considerably farther than Karzai, NATO declaring this week that it wanted to be out of Afghanistan by 2014 and team Obama already having stated that it wants to start the American withdrawal by next summer.

Ghailani Meltdown, Curtains For Obama Policy Of Prosecuting Terrorists As Criminals?

November 18, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, 36, was convicted on a single charge of conspiracy [on a 284 count indictment] to destroy property owned by the U.S. government, in this case our Kenyan embassy which was destroyed in an al-Qaeda bombing plot.

224 individuals were killed in the massive August 8, 1998 explosion, including 12 Americans. The attack took place on the same day that the U.S. embassy in Tanzania was attacked. The twin bombings injured approximately 5,000, most of them Africans.

Lewis Kaplan, a 1994 Harvard trained Clinton appointee, presided over the case. Kaplan made what many consider an ill-considered decision in which he refused to permit perhaps the key prosecution witness to testify, because his whereabouts had been obtained from Ghailani under what might have been enhanced interrogation.

New President Of U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy Dolan A Conservative? You've Got To Be Kidding


November 17, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - One must always be suspect when a leftist media source [in this case the big enchilada herself, the Gray Lady] dubs someone a conservative because that political philosophy is anathema to everything for which the NY Times stands. As a result, such designations are at best self serving, at worst mendacious efforts to skew the terms of the policy debate.

"The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York to be its president on Tuesday in a surprise move that reaffirmed the conservative direction of the Roman Catholic Church in America." [source, Laurie Goodstein, Dolan Chosen as President of U.S. Bishops' Group, New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/us/17bishops.html]

And such is the case here; while Archbishop Dolan is probably a very nice individual and a competent cleric, his stand on immigration for example places him far to the left politically.

In an April writing [see, http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=36322] entitled, "Immigration Reform, Here We Go Again," his viewpoint is doctrinaire leftist and so anti-traditional that it alone should bar him from holding any position of responsibility within the Catholic Church.

Throughout this essay he intentionally conflates the term "illegal alien" with "legal immigrant." He does this artlessly, setting it forth as a given, an assumed fact not in evidence, "Throughout American history, whenever there is tension and turmoil in society - economic distress, political rifts, war, distrust and confusion in culture - the immigrant unfailingly becomes the scapegoat."

What follows is the boilerplate of the multiculti warrior; vapid, smug and supremely unmindful of the consequences of not recognizing borders, the core belief which drives the radical illegal immigration lobby.

Will "Peaceful" Muslims In Pakistan Kill Christian Mom?

November 17, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the tenets of Shari'a, blasphemy is a serious offense, one ultimately punishable by death.

That is the apparent fate of Pakistani Asia Bibi, a 45 year old Christian mother of 5 who is charged with allegedly making derogatory comments about Mohammed, Islam's prophet, in a predominantly Islamic society.

If that weren't enough to prompt outrage in the West, Ms. Bibi's plight apparently stems from a single allegation made by a disgruntled field worker who was upset that she was allowed to touch a container of water which was then consumed by her fellow Muslim laborers, apparently a no-no. The worker then visited a local imam and there made the charge. [see, Christian Woman Sentenced To Death In Blasphemy Case, http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/12/christian-woman-sentenced-to-death-in-blasphemy-]case-2.html

The question here once again revolves around the contention that Islam and Western values are fully compatible. Many Muslims routinely make such statements. For example, Faisal Rauf [the lead person behind the 911 mosque] is most adamant in his belief that the West and Shari'a are not in conflict, though when given an opportunity to explain in detail just what he means [for example in, Faisal Rauf, The Archbishop Of Canterbury Was Right, Newsweek, http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/feisal_abdul_rauf/2008/03/archbi]shop_of_canterbury_was_r.html] he unintentionally demonstrates the subversive nature of Shari'a, "Sharia law is unequivocally clear that Muslims who live as minorities in non-Muslim majority communities are required to abide by the law of the land. That doesn't prevent British Muslims from practicing aspects of Sharia that don't conflict with British law, or from seeking changes in British law."

N.Y. Rabbis Withdraw From Event With ISNA - Not Moderate Group

November 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Though they participated in the mosque/synagogue "twinning" event last year, New York rabbis Irwin Tannenbaum and Alex Lazarus-Klein opted out this time around, having upon reflection decided that one of the sponsors, the Islamic Society of North America, isn't the moderate group it claims to be.

A piece published by the Jewish Telegraph Agency noted, "What we found was that the entities behind the Buffalo interfaith effort are anything but moderate... citing concerns about the Islamic Society's links to Islamic fundamentalist groups..." [source, http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/11/15/2741742/ny-rabbis-pull-out-of-muslim-jewish-twinning-project]

As these two rabbis have discovered, events of this type are often ruses under which American Islamists are able to freely conduct da'wa, the process of Islamic conversion, under the dubious mantle of "faith sharing."

Ex GITMO Detainees On Verge Of Receiving Windfall Payment From Brits

November 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to Britain's ITV News [see, http://www.itv.com/news/guantanamo-compensation91840/] Downing Street appears to be on the verge of paying millions of pounds to ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in an effort to settle pending lawsuits filed against the government, "The Government has confirmed it will make payments to former detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. It comes after ITV news revealed one former detainee is in line to receive more than £1 million."

The effort is seen to have face saving, national security as well as economic implications in that a long public trial might reflect poorly on the government and reveal state secrets in a judicial proceeding in which all the cards seem stacked against the defendant.

San Diego Resident Arrested, Charged With Aiding Al-Shabab Terror Group

November 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Without disclosing much in the way of clarifying information, the DOJ has charged Nima Ali Yusuf, 24 of San Diego with conspiring to provide material aid to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.

Al-Shabab was designated as a international terrorist group in 2008 by the State Department. The group has been a key participant in Somalia's ongoing civil war and controls significant portions of the impoverished African country, making the conflict now a religious war. The group is believed to be closely affiliated with al-Qaeda, with ties to Saudi nationals.

Yusuf joins a growing list of Somali immigrants who have become radicalized in their adopted country, with as many as two dozen having already left the United States to join al-Shabab's Somali jihad.

Petraeus' Disagreement Is With Obama, Not Karzai

November 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A recent statement by Afghan president Karzai [see, Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/13/AR2010111304001.html] "The time has come to reduce the presence of, you know, boots in Afghanistan...to reduce the intrusiveness into the daily Afghan life," has from the look of it, set off paroxysms among the Obama team with even theater commander Petraeus chiming in negatively.

The level of reaction is mystifying to anyone who has paid attention to team Obama's bumbling Afghan policy, especially his setting a date to start withdrawal and refusing to provide the number of troops which his hand chosen commander had requested as being the minimum requirement - immediately sacking his general in the wake of this unpleasantness, certainly didn't help either.

Perhaps most telling, Obama [we must assume in accord with the toothless NATO] has modified the rules of engagement [how battle will be conducted and in what manner] to place U.S. forces in a defensive posture throughout the country, rather than allow them to destroy the enemy through the aggressive use of overwhelming force. This has literally taken the rifle out of the hands of U.S. forces.

Faced with such an obvious incipient abandonment, Karzai is wisely sidling up to our opponents so that he doesn't end up [when Obama finally consummates what will assume the proportions of a rout] like former Afghan president [and Soviet collaborator] Mohammed Najibullah did when his protectors were driven out; the mujahideen merrily tortured, castrated and then hung him from piano wire at Kabul Airport.

Talk about unfriendly skies...

Moroccan Youth Terrorize Dutch Town


November 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The latest incident of cultural terrorism in Holland [see, William Mayer & Beila Rabinowitz, Moroccan Thugs Terrorize Dutch City, PipeLineNews.org, https://www.pipelinenews.org/2010/Moroccan-Thugs-Terrorize-Dutch-City.html] took place in the district of Oosterwei in Gouda, where Moroccan children totally disrupted a block party.

Though the actual attack was non-lethal in nature, the group of ten children [aged 8 to 15 years old] were questioned by the police and three have had their dossiers sent to the municipality. The parents of the children are being made to pay 2,000 Euros in damages for cancellation of the party, broken windows and clean up costs.

This most recent attack is part of a continuing pattern of harassment, intimidation and brutality perpetrated by Moroccan Muslims principally, which has gone on for years.

According to the Dutch newspaper Trouw, "The problems with the Moroccan youth in Oosterwei are ongoing since 2008. Residents are accosted on the street, hit with stones and eggs, robbed and cursed at by youth who are mostly younger than 12 years old." [source, translated from the Dutch, http://www.trouw.nl/nieuws/nederland/article3292927.ece/Schade_reljeugd_Gouda_verhaald_op_ouders.html]

One Dutch paper carried the headline "Problems with the Youth in Gouda will Continue for Years" and reported that this was the conclusion of a specially convened meeting of the city administration..." [source, translated from the Dutch, http://www.nu.nl/algemeen/2376106/problemen-met-jongeren-gouda-duren-nog-jaren.html ]

The age of the children points to the fact that all or most are Dutch born and is further proof of the total failure of Moroccan Muslims to assimilate and integrate into Dutch society. It also attests to the complete bankruptcy of multiculturalism.

Has California Bypassed the Tenth Amendment?


November 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, norprohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively,or to the people - Amendment X, 1791.

For months the media provided us with constant reminders of the legislature's failure to approve a budget for California. Then on October 8, 100 days after the budget deadline, we all cheered when the governor signed a budget that was lightened by about $1B in line-item vetoes, especially in the area of social services: day care, mental health, community clinics. Taxpayers breathed a sigh of relief.

This action created an interesting opportunity to look at the inner workings of the bureaucracy. These line item vetoes, which involved removing state funding (the word "state" is very significant here) from certain programs, have brought hitherto unknown government and quasi-government partnerships out of the shadows, stepping forward to provide the funds to run the state programs that they claim the people need and cannot do without.

One wonders, though, if it is the people who need the services or the service agencies who need the people?

"Jordan Is Palestine" Conference Planned In Israel


November 10, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Israel's National Union Party is planning a "Jordan Is Palestine" conference, designed to stimulate discussion about and alternatives to the much-vaunted "two state" solution, the backbone of the so-called Palestinian peace process.

Geert Wilders, leader of Holland's, Freedom Party is slated to be the keynote speaker. Wilders, is a vocal supporter of the Jewish state, having said that "If Israel falls, the West will fall too."

According to MK Aryeh Eldad of the National Union Party, "The purpose of the conference is to present an alternative plan to the two-state solution?. We are saying that there already is a Palestinian state, Jordan, 70% of whose residents are Palestinians. ?"It already takes up three quarters of the territory of the British Mandate, so that the partition has already been carried out. We demand that Jordan be recognized as [the Palestinian state] formally, and not just de facto." [source, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/140567]

"Change" Promise Unfulfilled In The Eyes Of Many Muslims

November 10, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - While happy-talk images continue to dominate the MSM's coverage of president Obama's current [and characteristically ostentatious] trek across Asia, much trouble is brewing in exactly the circles he hoped would respond to his call for accommodation with the Muslim world.

This negative judgment is carried today in a Reuters' piece [see, Muslims say Obama Failing to Keep Cairo Promises, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A92NI20101110] which claims, "President Barack Obama's pledge on Wednesday to strive for better relations with the Muslim world drew skepticism in Cairo, where last year he called for a new beginning in the Middle East after years of mistrust...Obama acknowledged more needed to be done to repair ties with the Muslim world."

While many argue convincingly that Obama's efforts along these lines were doomed to fail from the start, the stark reality of what would constitute change to skeptical Muslims is contained within the Reuters article, in the prattle of a Cairo retiree, Mohamed Abdel, "It's all speeches - in the end the same American politics, and Jewish politics, continues..."

Al-Qaeda Terror Suspect Farooque Ahmad Pleads Not Guilty in U.S. District Court

November 9, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Farooque Ahmed, who was arrested on October 27 for conspiring to aid al-Qaeda by gathering intelligence information, including photographs, of DC area public transportation hubs [see, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=farooque10.27.10%2Ehtm] today pleaded not guilty [see, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/11/09/virginia.bomb.plot/index] in a U.S. District Court proceeding.

The suspect is a naturalized American citizen who was born in Pakistan, his trial is scheduled to commence on April 11.

"Africanization" Of Israel Seen As Growing Threat

November 8, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Facing numerous challenges, some of them existential threats to its survival, Israel is now realizing - as have numerous Western European countries - that the constant influx of foreign born guest workers into the Jewish state threatens to radically change its demographics.

On Monday, National Union chairman Yaakov Katz made an impassioned presentation to a committee of the Knesset outlining the destabilizing influence of as many as 100,000 Africans taking up residence in Tel Aviv, "...Their movement to Tel Aviv will make Tel Aviv look like an African city, MK Katz told the committee. He added that the city's Jews, many of whom consider themselves tolerant pacifists but oppose a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, ironically will flee to the hills of Samaria to "escape the flood..." [source, Israel News, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/140514]

Katz' sentiments seem to play into growing public opposition to unrestricted immigration despite Israel's traditional respect for ethnic diversity.

One World 2011 Partners With Hardcore Islamist Groups


November 4, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An ambitious new-age liberal interfaith initiative - One World 2011 - started by motivational speaker Bob Walsh will conduct several events next year. The website for the new effort/organization [see, http://www.oneworld2011.org/] lists the Islamic Society of North America's president imam Mohamed Magid as being on its board and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) as one of its donors/event partners [see, http://www.oneworld2011.org/supporters.html].

The website mentions that Magid is, "President Islamic Society of North America. Imam and Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Washington, D.C./Sterling, VA" [source, http://www.oneworld2011.org/directors.html].

As related by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Walsh is, "Known for staging the Goodwill Games sports meet as an answer to Cold War tensions, Walsh says he has raised $1 million toward a new project called One World 2011 that would bring thousands of young Muslims from around the world to Seattle next year for four months of culture-bridging events?. backers of the new project, which is timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has kicked in $200,000." [source,http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2010/01/18/story7.html]

Both the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Public Affairs Council are hard line American Islamist organizations with troubling backgrounds.

ISNA is the largest Muslim organization in North America whose mission is to spread Islam through da'wa (proselytizing). According to many sources it receives Saudi funding, a sure signifier of its devotion to Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia's revolutionary brand of Islam.

According to Discover the Networks, "Through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust - a Saudi government-backed organization created to fund Islamist enterprises in North America - the Saudi-subsidized ISNA reportedly holds the mortgages on 50 to 80 percent of all mosques in the U.S. and Canada. Thus the organization can freely exercise ultimate authority over these houses of worship and their teachings..." [see, http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6178]

After the 9/11 attacks the head of MPAC, Salam Al- Marayati reflexively blamed Israel, the go to whipping-boy for Islamists. As quoted by the New York Times, ''If we're going to look at suspects, we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what's happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.'' [source, David Firestone, A Nation Challenged: Religion; For Some Jewish Leaders, Partnership With Muslim Is a Casualty of Sept. 11 Attacks, New York Times, October 22, 2001, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE6D91F3EF931A15753C1A9679C8B63&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/F/Firestone,%20David]

3 Charged With Aiding Somali Muslim Terror Group Al-Shabab

November 3, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a breaking development [see, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/03/AR2010110305153.html] a federal indictment unsealed in late October charged, Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, Abdi Mahdi Hussein and Duane Mohamed Diriye of aiding the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.

Mr. Yusuf and Hussein both made a brief court appearances on November 2, Dirive, presumed to be on the run in Somalia or Kenya, was charged in absentia.

Al-Shabab, based in Somalia, was designated as a international terrorist group in 2008 by the State Department. The group has been a key participant in Somalia's ongoing civil war and controls significant portions of the impoverished African country, making the conflict now a religious war. The group is believed to be closely affiliated with al-Qaeda, with ties to Saudi nationals.

The group has ambitions of extending its influence into neighboring countries such as Yemen and eventually hopes to topple the Saudi kingdom.

Murder of Theo van Gogh Six Years Ago Today, Euro-Islamists Remain Unchecked


November 2, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The murder of Theo van Gogh by Muslim fanatic and Hofstad Group leader Mohammed Bouyeri took place six years ago today. He was shot, stabbed and almost decapitated by Bouyeri who believed that the film maker's film "Submission" about abuse of Muslim women, "insulted Islam," a grave offense against Shari'a, Islamic law.

In a gruesome coup de grace, Bouyeri ended his attack by sticking a knife into Van Gogh's chest with a message threatening other Dutch politicians. He is presently serving a life sentence and has expressed no remorse for his act and told the court he would do it again if he could.

The brutal murder of Van Gogh shocked Holland, sowed fear among critics of Islam who rightly saw the act as an assault on freedom of expression. Since the film maker's murder, Dutch politician Geert Wilders and numerous other outspoken critics of Islam have been threatened with death by the still enraged Islamists. In the case of Wilders, he has been forced to have 24 hour security and is constantly looking over his shoulder as a result.

In a stark testimony to Europe's civilizational crisis, Wilders is currently on trial for "insulting Islam" after Muslims browbeat the government into prosecuting him. The trial is a reminder of how freedom of expression is being curtailed in Holland and elsewhere by Islamists six years after the Van Gogh murder.

Today a small group of people gathered at the place where Theo van Gogh was murdered and held a minute of silence while laying flowers at the site.

The memorial was organized by the Foundation Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch politician who was murdered by an animal rights activist who objected to his criticism of Islam..

Another memorial will be held later in the day at the sculpture "The Scream" [motivated by Edvard Munch's 1893 famous painting of the same name] which was erected to commemorate Van Gogh in the park next to where he was murdered.

Character Assassination Of Islam's Critics Hits Fever Pitch In Europe

November 2, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a piece published by the online Islamist mouthpiece quantara.de [Hate International, http://www.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php/_c-476/_nr-1408/i.html] Thomas Kirchner engages in propagating the lunatic assertion that those who are concerned about the rapid rise of Islamofascism in the West [manifested most recently in efforts to prosecute criticism of Islam in a manner consistent with Sharia's strictures against blasphemy] are waging war on Islam.

Moreover he propagates the myth that this movement is under the "control" of Anders Gravers, the founder of "Stop Islamisation of Europe."

"...Geller und Spencer [writers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer] are also teaming up with like-minded people in Europe. Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who recently faced sedition charges in Austria, appeared at one of their meetings in Washington in February...According to a report in the Dutch newspaper NRC, the Dane Anders Gravers is a central figure in Islamophobe circles...Geller and Spencer are even controlled by Gravers..."

If absurd allegations such as this were not being taken so seriously by European officials they might instead be laughed off as evidence of advanced mental illness. Unfortunately, for a myriad of reasons, decision makers in Europe seem to be welcoming the prospect of being overrun by the Continent's highly aggressive militant Muslims, a trend we also see playing out in the United States, now greased by team Obama's doctrinaire Islamophilia and reflexive anti-Americanism.

Dutch Hofstad Group Member Jason Walters Renounces Terrorism, Violence and Salafism


November 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "I hope to warn young people who are deceived by Islamism. No longer do I believe in the feasibility of Islamism. It failed utterly. It promised Muslims the moon, yet in Iraq and Pakistan did it result in sectarian violence. It has totally degenerated into nihilism. If they (the Islamists) manage to come to power somewhere, they'll create a state that is totally isolated from the rest of the world. I'm opposed to attacking civilians, I am also opposed to sectarian violence. Violence should only be permitted against the military. Look at Iraq: all those (terror) attacks and mass murders - it has totally degenerated. Islamism's purpose is disastrous, it's madness."

It was on October 27, 2010, that Jason Walters, a prominent member of the Dutch terror network the "Hofstad Group," made this remarkable confession. Walters (American father, Dutch mother) is on trial once again, but now in Amsterdam. The High Court or "Hoge Raad" ruled on February 2, 2010, that the Hofstad terrorist case must be tried again. The High Court ruled the definitions for the "existence and structure of a criminal or terrorist organization" used by the Appeals Court were "too strict" and has ordered the case to be retried.

Who is Jason Walters? He was the only member of the Hofstad Group who was a convert to Islam. The Hofstad Group was largely rounded up in November 2004 after Hofstad Group leader Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan, killed Dutch columnist and filmmaker Theo van Gogh. In the courtroom Hofstad Group members and their lawyers invariably claimed that the group was just a group of friends, not a terrorist network or organization. Yet, key members of the group admired Al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri and frequent meetings were held at Bouyeri's home in Amsterdam West. (They were never part of Al-Qaeda, though.)

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Participants in Canadian Jihad Fest - Ottawa's Just and Sustainable Peace Conference - Stoked With Hard Line Islamists

October 29, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As noted by the Investigative Project on Terrorism RCMP Ordered Away from Radical Conference, IPT a "Just and Sustainable Peace," conference which took place yesterday in Ottawa, Canada appears to have been devoted to propagandizing on behalf of Iran's Islamic dictatorship, given the panel's makeup.

So great is the level of concern in the country that according to IPT, "Canada's public safety minister has ordered members of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) community outreach unit not to attend a conference in Ottawa today featuring Iranian professors closely tied to the Islamic Republic's regime." [source, IPT]

The event was sponsored by the Green Party of Ottawa [see, http://cmmgreens.ca/node/126, the link to the Green Party announcement is no longer active, though it is available in Google's web archives however].

In examining the conference's participants, the degree to which they reflect the Iranian line is remarkable.

One of them is Dr. Davood Ameri, Director General, Islamic World Peace Forum. [IWPF].

In researching Dr. Ameri we find that the IWPF website is registered giving a Tehran, Iran contact number. The site's administrative contact is also in Tehran, as are its technical and billing contacts. [source, betterwhois.com, http://www.betterwhois.com/bwhois.cgi?verification=1991&domain=iwpeace.com]

The IWPF website's lead article as of this writing is, "US, Zionists main conspirators of sacrilege: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday expressed abhorrence at desecration of Holy Quran in the U.S. and said that the US government must punish those responsible for the great crime to prove its innocence." [source, http://en.iwpeace.com/index.aspx?siteid=2&pageid=171]

Another participant is Dr Saeid Ameli who is closely associated with the Islamic Human Rights Commission [IHRC].

According to the IHRC website [http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3717] Ameli, "is Professor and Director of the Institute for North American & European Studies at Tehran University." Ameli has written extensively for IHRC arguing that Islamophobia is endemic in Western culture.

Apparently typical of IHRC's view of peace and justice is its claim that, among others, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman [source, http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4255] and imam Jamil Al-Amin are "prisoners of faith" [http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3063].

Omar Abdel Rahman is probably better known as the "Blind Sheikh," now serving a life sentence for his part in the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. IHRC's pitch for Rahman reads in part, "Prisoner of Faith: Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, USA, 13 September 2007 Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman is the elderly Egyptian sheikh, imprisoned in the US in 1995 under sedition laws last used during American civil war. He is now 69 years of age and his health has deteriorated significantly." [source, http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3717, http://www.ihrc.org.uk/file/report-2007.pdf]

In a IHRC "Campaign Pack" [http://www.ihrc.org.uk/attachments/5355_PFOmarAbdelRahmanFinal.pdf] Rahman is quoted, " 'I am being tried because of my beliefs in Islam?I am honoured to join those in jail...for a just cause."

Jamil Al-Amin, was born Hubert Gerold Brown - aka H. Rap Brown - and is the notorious 60s era proponent of revolutionary race war against the white majority. In 2002 he was convicted of murdering Alabama policeman Ricky Kinchen and wounding a fellow officer. Al-Amin is serving a life sentence. As IHRC sees it though, ..."Imam Jamil is yet another prisoner of faith who has been imprisoned for the past seven years merely because he spoke out against many injustices prevalent in his society..." [source, September, 2007 IHRC newsletter, pg. 4, archived at, http://www.scribd.com/doc/12393502/Islamic-Human-Rights-Commission].

IHRC also champions Dr. Sami Al-Arian, now a confessed terrorist.

Dr. Ameli is a professed expert on Islamophobia, defined in much of his writing as just about anything which might reflect poorly on or be seen as being critical of Islam.

Editor's Note: Extreme penalties accruing to criticizing, insulting or besmirching of Islam is a fundamental element of Shari'a, Islamic law. The offense is usually covered under Shari'a's proscription against blasphemy, the penalty for which is death.

It is a standard Islamist practice to define Islamophobia so as to conform to the dictates of Shari'a. The imposition of Shari'a in Western and non-Muslim societies is the ultimate goal of both the violent and the stealth jihadists. Moreover it is the intent [so far partially successful in Europe] to have speech critical of Islam classified as a hate crime, punishable by stiff fines as well as jail time.

The strategy here is to criminalize the West's methods of self defense, equating resistance to the dictates of Shari'a to Islamophobia. Examples of this are not hard to come by, witness the relentless legal persecution of now deceased Italian journalist Oriana Falacci and Holland's Geert Wilders who has been targeted by the Dutch government, despite the reluctance of its prosecutors to go forward with the case.

An egregious example involves Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff who will be tried in an Austrian court next month for "hate speech" for her comments about Islam, which often consisted of her simply reading from the Qur'an [see, Elisabeth's Voice, In Defense of Free Speech].

CA Insurance Commissioner Jones Commits To Planned Parenthood Scheme - Government Funded Abortion On Demand


October 29, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "Somebody who lives by the Principles of Planned Parenthood," proclaimed Mary K. Shallenberger, member of the California Coastal Commission, as she proudly introduced Insurance Commissioner Candidate and current Assembly member Dave Jones, (Dist.9-Sacramento) to an audience of California Affiliates of Planned Parenthood supporters during a Cinco de Mayo demonstration in support of abortion funding held at the state Capitol this year.

Following that introduction Dave Jones stood before his adoring audience and proclaimed that he would do everything possible to put the office of Insurance Commissioner at the disposal of Planned Parenthood.

This is not an idle promise. He has received endorsements from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, PPAC and the National Organization for Women - NOW.

Dave Jones has a long history of association with abortion .His list of endorsements should be troubling to traditional Californians. To see the organizations which support him follow this link, http://davejones2010.com/endorsements.php, a similar manifest of candidates endorsements by Planned Parenthood can be found here, http://www.ppactionca.org/voter-information/voter-guides.

David Horowitz Freedom Center Hosts Richard Perle, Iranian Student Dissident Fakhravar


October 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday, the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Philadelphia hosted former Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle and Iranian dissident Amir Fakhravar, the Secretary General and founder of the Confederation of Iranian Students for a presentation entitled, "The Fight For Human Rights In Iran And Its Implications For U.S. National Security."

The event began with a sober introduction by Craig Snider, the director of the Freedom Center who characterized the current situtation in Iran as, "probably one of the most urgent matters on the planet." Snider told the audience that, "the private sector has an opportunity to assist the Green Movement (government opposition) outside of the traditional channels of government support whether it be overt or covert."

Mr. Fakhravar said that he was part of a group of lawyers who had put together a second draft of a new Constitution for Iran which was posted online in Farsi and now is being translated for wider dissemination

Naturalized Pakistani Charged In VA Terror Case

October 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Farooque Ahmed, 34, a naturalized American citizen of Pakistani origin was arrested today in Virginian on charges that he sought to aid al-Qaeda in attacking DC area metro passengers. He was the subject of a Federal Grand Jury three count indictment.

Farooque thought he was dealing with an al-Qaeda contact instead on an FBI undercover agent when he delivered intelligence [surveillance and photographic] on activity at VA metro stations.

The bust was carried out by the Washington Field Office of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The case will be prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg as well as Trial Attorneys Joseph Moreno and Paul Casey.

About the case U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride stated, "It's chilling that a man from Ashburn is accused of casing rail stations with the goal of killing as many Metro riders as possible through simultaneous bomb attacks...Today's arrest highlights the terrorism threat that exists in Northern Virginia and our ability to find those seeking to harm U.S. citizens and neutralize them before they can act. We are grateful for the outstanding work of the FBI in detecting and disrupting this plot." [source, Virginia Man Arrested for Plotting Attacks on D.C.-area , FBI, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/October/10-nsd-1213.html]

Left Put On Notice - Move On Agent Provocateur Receives Prairie Justice At Rand Paul Rally

Right Parties on Move On's Grave

October 26, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Move On's jack-booted Soros thugs had better take note that the right is apparently no longer going to idly sit by while this country is subverted by a bunch of unwashed closet commies, if last night's festivities outside a Kentucky Rand Paul debate are a fair measure.

According to press accounts, a Move Oner, having donned a bad disguise [a blonde fright wig] and infiltrated the Rand Paul support crowd with undetermined intent, was outed by the Paulers and manhandled a bit. [see, MSNBC, http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/10/26/5352968-yesterdays-debates-contempt-and-craziness]

Competing supporters had gathered in Lexington, KY, outside last night's contentious Paul/Conway debate - with Conway's support group apparently swelled by the typically snotty Soros hand-puppets, headquartered in Berkeley, CA.

Stunned by such unexpected treatment, the leftist media machine is in full overdrive today, crying foul over use of the same tactics that it has employed with great success prior to this year.

This kerfuffle says more about America's political mood than a roomful of typical political spinners could ever hope to express. Moreover, the lesson to draw from this event is that the traditionalists have made a statement of resistance indicating that the left has a genuine right to be fearful as Nov 2 approaches.

Jewish Theological Seminary Forum on Judaism and Islam Troubling

October 25, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Jewish Theological Seminary website, "in partnership with the Islamic Society of North America and Hartford Seminary, will host an innovative roundtable discussion, "Judaism and Islam in America Today: Assimilation and Authenticity." [source, http://www.jtsa.edu/x14935.xml]

The event is scheduled to commence on the evening of October 25. Participants include, among others: Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in New York and Professor Sherman Jackson an Islamic scholar at the University of Michigan, who has worked closely with American Islamist groups and written extensively on Shari'a, Islamic law.

The panel will be chaired by Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America, a problematic Islamist pressure group.

A few particulars regarding the participants in this apparent Jewish-Muslim love fest.

On July 19, Ms. Jones posted an article to the HuffPost stating that she had sent Bibles to Fox talker Glenn Beck, suggesting that he was theologically ignorant after one of his segments decried the New Age Christian social justice movement.

"..our students are collecting Bibles from across the nation, packing them in boxes, and sending them to your offices... we've marked a few of the social justice passages, just in case you can't find them."
[source, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/serene-jones/an-open-letter-to-glenn-b_b_650604.html]

She also seemed quite proud that the Theological Seminary was the home of black liberation theology, notorious for its close association with Obama's former spiritual advisor Rev. [Goddamn America] Wright.

"Serene Jones here. I'm President of Union Theological Seminary in New York, home of James Cone, the scholar featured on your liberation theology program this week...Your show has clearly stirred renewed interest in liberation theology and in the work of our esteemed faculty." [source, HuffPost]

Judged by this commentary Ms. Jones' interpretation of Christian theology seems out of step with Christian orthodoxy unless one is willing to accept upon declaration that Jesus was a closet socialist. By her inclusion, JTS program participants will be denied an authentic Christian perspective.

Fifth Circuit Court Panel Finds Designation of Muslim Groups During Holy Land Foundation Trial as Unindicted Co-Conspirators In Error

October 24, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a still developing story a Fifth Circuit panel has determined that the government acted improperly in publicly naming the North American Islamic Trust, and apparently many other American Muslim organizations as unindicted co-conspirators during the hard fought Holy Land Foundation prosecution.

"According to the appeals ruling, the government acknowledged that not sealing the list was an oversight, and further said that by titling the list with the double designation "co-conspirator/joint venturer" it was not necessarily ascribing involvement in criminal activity to the listed groups." [source, http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/10/22/2741407/court-removes-coconspirator-tag-from-muslim-groups]

Politico quoting the decision:

"The [district] court held that NAIT's motion was properly filed and its Fifth Amendment right had been violated by its public naming," Appeals Court Judge Emilio Garza wrote for a unanimous panel including Judges Fortunato Benavides and Marcia Crone. "The Court held that the Government did not argue or establish any legitimate government interest that warranted publicly identifying NAIT and 245 other individuals and entities as unindicted coconspirators or joint venturers, and that the Government had less injurious means than those employed, such as anonymously designating the unindicted co-conspirators as 'other persons,' asking the court to file the document under seal, or disclosing the information to the defendants pursuant to a protective order." [source, Josh Gerstein, Judge: Feds violated U.S. Islamic group's rights, Politico, http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/1010/Judge_Feds_violated_Islamic_groups_rights.html]

It appears that none of the formerly listed groups were party to this lawsuit, though they could be positively affected by the ruling as this process goes forward.

Chief prosecutor in HLF - James Jacks - was not available for possible comment when contacted by Politico who broke the story.

It has been reported that the feds are mulling over their options regarding a possible appeal. The full implications of this decision are as yet undetermined, though it may well remove the taint that the former federal designation had on many prominent American Muslim groups.

German Chancellor Merkel - Multicultural Experiment Failed, Utterly

October 18, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Addressing a youth group representing Germany's Christian Democratic Union [CDU] in Potsdam, Germany [site of a disastrous 1945 post-war agreement between the United States, the UK and the Soviet Union, essentially granting the communist nation the right to occupy Eastern Europe in perpetuity] the German Chancellor became the first European leader to reject outright, the divisive ideology of multiculturalism.

Stating, "And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed," she listed the failures of the policy including a refusal to acculturate, a tendency for foreign immigrants, especially Muslims, to disproportionately take advantage of social welfare programs as well as becoming involved with criminal activity. [source, BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11559451 Merkel says German multicultural society has failed]

While proponents of multiculturalism were quick to deny the thrust of Merkel's speech, suggesting it reeked of xenophobia and that it has been exacerbated by the world-wide economic slowdown, the fact remains that the overwhelming majority of immigrants who obtained entrance to Germany as "guest workers," refuse to learn the language and embrace the nation's culture.

Horst Seehofer, who leads the CDU equivalent in Bavaria similarly has proclaimed "Multi-kulti dead." [source, BBC]

Geert Wilders Exonerated, Prosecutors Say Not Guilty Of Anti-Muslim Discrimination

October 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an update on what has become a cause célèbre among defenders of freedom of expression in the West - Geert Wilders' prosecution by the Dutch government over his alleged discriminatory statements against Muslims, the online DutchNews.nl Wilders not guilty on all counts - Update states, "The public prosecution department on Friday afternoon stated that Geert Wilders is not guilty of discriminating against Muslims. Earlier on Friday it announced he should also be found not guilty of inciting hatred."

Wilders, leader of Netherlands' Freedom Party [Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV] has been threatened with death by Dutch Islamists, who claim that his many statements in opposition to Islam and the Qur'an, constitute hate speech which under certain constructions is a criminal offense in the country.

The trial has been closely followed stateside by many concerned about national security and the prospect of a European politician being jailed and/or fined for what amounts to "insulting Islam," a grave offense against Shari'a, Islamic law.

If Wilders had been found guilty, he could have faced a large fine and imprisonment for up to a year. This would have set a troubling precedent in a country which has almost literally been under siege by its rapidly growing Muslim population, most of whom originated in North Africa [primarily Morocco]. There is hardly a day when there aren't incidents of Muslims intimidating, mugging or committing other serious crimes against non-Muslim Dutch citizens and parts of Holland's major cities have been deemed "no-go" zones by the police, areas which have largely been ceded to the Islamists for fear of violent retaliation.

The decision to free Wilders was certainly political in that regardless of the prosecutors' statements, the firebrand politician does indeed seem to have violated the spirit of the law under which charges were brought.

Is WH On Brink Of Giving GITMO Terrorist Omar Khadr A Legal Break?

October 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Toronto Star [Behind-the-scenes negotiations in Khadr case] Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, charged with killing Sgt. Christopher Speer and injuring several of his comrades with a grenade in a 2002 fire fight in Afghanistan, might well be freed early in a plea bargain which would demand that he serve 8 additional years.

At the time of the attack, Khadr was 15 years old.

Though his defense team stresses that he was impressed into service, Khadr [a Canadian citizen] has close familial ties to senior al-Qaeda leaders, his father Ahmed Said Khadr [killed in 2003] is reported to have been an al-Qaeda financier.

New Website - Defend Ground Zero - Highlights Candidates in Opposition to 911 Mosque

October 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Just recently launched [Defend Ground Zero] is hoped to function as the central information source whereby citizens can see where their elected officials and candidates for office stand on the controversial issue of imam Abdul Faisal Rauf's proposed building of a 13 story mega-mosque at Ground Zero.

Demonstrating strong bipartisan opposition to the project are figures as diverse as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his hard-charging GOP opponent, Sharon Angle and House Minority Leader John Boehner, as well as notable private individuals such as former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy and Frank Gaffney, Director of the Center for Security Policy.

The statement which the signatories have agreed to is one of principled opposition to the building of any mosque at the New York site of the September 11 Muslim terrorist attack.

Multicultural Attack on Truth - Soldier Ordered to Delete Ft. Hood Video

October 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a just breaking report by AP, under cross examination today, Pfc. Lance Aviles, acting on a direct order from his NCO, deleted two videos he had recorded during Maj. Nidal Hasan's murderous jihad at Ft. Hood on November 5, 2010. [source, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/15/soldier-says-he-was-ordered-delete-fort-hood-video/]

The testimony is completely line with the military's ongoing effort to strip any connection between Islam and Hasan's [or any perp's] actions.

For example the official investigation was chaired by two retired Clinton appointees whose dedication to enforcing extreme multicultural policies and hiring quotas suggested a fix from the get go.

Those suspicions were borne out when the 86 page report [access full DOD report here, http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/DOD-ProtectingTheForce-Web_Security_HR_13Jan10.pdf] failed to mention any of the key words [Muslim, Islam, jihad. etc.] one might associate with an act perpetrated by an individual who apparently had business cards reading "soldier of Allah," printed on them.

This rush [pushed with startling abandon by team Obama, from the CIC to the DOD and DHS on down the line] to remove from our enemy's actions any suggestion of a possible Islamic religious motive, reflects this administration's unwillingness to name our Islamist adversaries. This is an critically serious threat to national security in that it places blinders on a defense establishment whose job it is to prevent further terrorist attacks.

Possible "Bacon Attack" on South Carolina Mosque - CAIR In High Dudgeon

October 13, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The 10/12 edition of the Council on American Islamic Relations email newsletter reports that a mosque in Florence, SC has allegedly been attacked by an unidentified party who used bacon as his weapon of choice, "...a prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the FBI to investigate a possible bias motive for the defacement of a South Carolina mosque with bacon, a food prohibited to Muslims." [source, PR Newswire, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-south-carolina-mosque-defaced-with-bacon-104811934.html]

Though initially most people might simply dismiss the matter as another case of people having too much time on their hands, upon further investigation the back story here is quite serious.

The issue which the outrageous nature this Looney-Tune non-event masks, neatly encapsulates what many now understand to be among the most critical threats facing the United States - efforts by Islamists to make Western societies Shari'a compliant. In this case, equating even the most sophomoric supposed slights against Muslims with a serious violation of Shari'a, insulting Islam or its prophet.

It is this very thought process, that simply speaking ill of Islam is tantamount to insulting it, that has led to the invidious concept of thought or hate crime statutes.

While this process has played out most expansively in Europe, with numerous individuals facing both criminal as well as civil prosecution, this society is increasingly allowing itself to fall victim to that model.

The goal of the stealth jihadist [non violent devotees of political Islam] domestically is clear, to equate anything even vaguely critical of Islam as an act of Islamophobic hate, and criminalize such an offense. This does two things, it gives our adversaries the power to determine what constitutes an offense and it incorporates the enforcement of Islamic law into the woof and weave of this culture.

Action Alert - Veto Of CA Health Bill [SB 853] Urged


October 13, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - SB 853, authored by the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, started out as a spot [meaning it was nothing] bill and when the budget got passed was quickly gutted and amended into a much more invasive bill setting up the funding for the state Health Department for next year. There has been no debate, no public hearing, no input into this bill which supports the burden of carrying out the Obama Care mandates within the state.

Though the Health Department budget would end up with $216 million in reductions, which should make any conservative happy, there are several agencies and activities within the state Health Department stable of agencies being funded with which we disagree. There are less than 15 days in which to write the Governor and urge him to veto the entire bill, which is our best course of action.

Here are some of the aspects of this bill with which we disagree:

1. It establishes a new crime of perjury [essentially undefined] within some state-mandated local programs. This means the courts could be even further clogged with cases and local expenditures.

2. Imposes new yearly fees and quality assurance programs on skilled nursing facilities and authorizes new federal funding and mandated standards of federally imposes care and procedures. These fees would go into a special fund which would be used to reward or punish those facilities for either compliance with federal mandates for quality assurance goals or punish those which do not meet standards through denial of bonuses and or referrals of patients.

a) It's the standards and outcomes of care that concern us because it could be here that the approval or denial of treatment could fall based on cost controls or worthiness of the patient for continued active medical attention.

3.The introduction of more federal money authorizing the feds to set controls, rewards and punishments for failure to comply with federal imposed standards.

A. While we would all like to be assured that patients receive quality care from competent care givers, we should be concerned about a further intrusion of federal control over state and local issues without any community input.

1. Page 159 of this 192 page bill (as of 10/08/10 amending), establishes the Family PACT program (Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment). This would enable the Family Planning section of the Health Department to run under the guidelines of the federal ObamaCare program through a series of waivers.

2. Family PACT is a conglomeration of community organizations distributing contraceptives to teens and adults and providing the referrals for abortion and education - so-called - programs on HIV.

3. Immunizations. It is the Dept. of Public Health communicable diseases program that is urging injections of Gardasil and Cervarix for students ages 9-16.

CAIR Continues Big Lie Regarding "Hate Crimes" Committed Against Muslims

FBI Stats Prove That Widespread American Islamophobia Is Nonexistent

October 12, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday's CAIR email alert screams, "CAIR Launches Islamophobia Dept. at Sold-Out Banquet New Department to address 'alarming' rise in anti-Islam sentiment...A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has announced the launch of a department devoted to addressing the alarming rise of Islamophobic sentiment in American society." [source, PRNewswire, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-launches-islamophobia-dept-at-sold-out-banquet-104707559.html]

This "prominent" group is none other than the Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, named as an unindicted co-conspirator in America's key terror fundraising prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, et al. [see, Investigative Project on Terrorism, DOJ: CAIR's Unindicted Co-Conspirator Status Legit, http://www.investigativeproject.org/1854/doj-cairs-unindicted-co-conspirator-status-legit]

Series of Polls Show Wide Public Support for GOP Pledge

October 12, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a just released Bloomberg poll, the trend of strong support for the GOP's "Pledge to America," seems to be rising.

The data presented by Bloomberg, is buttressed by other recent polls [Fox/Opinion Dynamics, McClatchy for example] which present similar findings of wide public support for the new GOP pledge.

"Three weeks before the midterm elections, Republicans maintain a position of strength due to the commitment of their supporters and the likelihood they will vote. The general Republican message of less spending, lower taxes and repeal of the health-care overhaul is connecting. Pluralities of those polled support overturning the health-care measure -- Obama's signature legislative accomplishment -- and back the "Pledge to America" that offers a road map for how Republicans would govern if they win congressional majorities..." [source, Bloomberg, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-12/republicans-proving-unpopular-with-voters-prepared-to-oppose-obama-in-poll.html]

If the sentiment expressed by these surveys is indicative of what appears to be a general dissatisfaction by voters with team Obama's policies [his personal popularity remains relatively high] then the predicted GOP electoral sweep will become a reality on November 2.

Why Is DHS Working With The Discredited Council on American Islamic Relations?


October 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] in Pennsylvania is working together with the Department of Homeland Security to "help" them facilitate Hajj travel, especially regarding Muslims returning to the United States.

Hajj is the journey observant Muslims make to Mecca, the birthplace of Mohammed.

According to the Philadelphia CAIR website:

"This week, CAIR-PA staff met with Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection officers?The homeland security officers have asked CAIR-PA to disseminate information to hajj travelers on how to make the process easier for everyone. In a couple of weeks, CAIR-PA will release a hajj travel guide focusing on returning to the U.S. without hassle?CAIR-PA is pleased to have this partnership with the Department of Homeland Security as it enables positive representation for the Muslim community with airport security officials." [source, http://pa.cair.com/civil-rights/hs-hajj-travel/]

CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, the nation's largest terror funding trail. As a result of that prosecution the founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR, Ghassan Elashi, was convicted and sentenced to 65 years in prison for being an accomplice to the sending of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group HAMAS. Elashi was at the time of sentencing already serving an 80 month sentence on a previous terror conviction.

North African Al-Qaeda Affiliate Demands Reversal of French Burqa Ban

October 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Demonstrative of a desire to advance Shari'a [Islamic law] compliance in the West, the North African terrorist group al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, AQIM has demanded that France's newly established ban on extreme Islamic dress for women [the burqa, a full body covering] be immediately reversed as a precondition for releasing 5 Frenchmen and 2 Africans captured by the group last month.

Additionally AQIM has demanded the freeing of various Islamist prisoners being held by the country.

While the issue of resisting Shari'a compliance should be a key aspect of the war on terror, unfortunately Western governments are entirely too much in the thrall of the multiculturalists to be move against these supposed "peaceful" actions by domestic Islamist groups.

Chief practitioners of these effort are the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] and the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] in the United States and in the UK, the Muslim Council of Britain which are engaged in a well funded and highly aggressive stealth jihad aimed at forcing Western governance into accepting the harsh elements of Islamic justice, knowing that is a back door method of legal subversion.

Border Closures, Sure Sign Pakistan Is Not an Ally in War on Terror

October 5, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The recent closing of key roads in Pakistan which are lifelines really, used to transport supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan is merely the latest sign that the Islamist nation is more foe than friend.

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

Nothing proves this more than the Pak government's unwillingness/inability to stop the series of attacks being mounted against NATO supply lines. These developments seem to play into the narrative being given greater exposure by the new Bob Woodward book, Obama's Wars, which details the relationship between Pakistan's ISA and the country's jihadists, especially the Haqqani network.

Influential Anti-Islam Politician Geert Wilders Causes Taliban Leader to Threaten Holland


October 4, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Wali ur-Rehman, a senior Taliban commander in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, recently issued a direct threat against the Netherlands and the Dutch people. "The Dutch government is on a dangerous course," he was quoted on Friday, October 1, in the Dutch TV program RTL4 News. "Therefore, we will teach them a lesson and they will pay a price because of recent anti-Islam laws." A direct threat to stage terrorist attacks in Holland. Obviously, Taliban terrorist leaders are following closely what is happening both in Europe and Holland.

In February, the ruling Dutch Labor Party caused a cabinet crisis over Dutch military presence in Afghanistan. Their Christian Democatic coalition partners wanted the Dutch army to stay there. However, the Labor Party, a member of the Socialist International, insisted on withdrawal of all the troops, and consequently, the coalition government of Christian Democrats, Labor and the leftist Christian Union Party (CU), which sided with the Christian Democrats, fell. The Taliban publicly congratulated Dutch Labor Party politicians for their decision. The Dutch were the first to withdraw unilaterally from Afghanistan. It was a victory for Al-Qaeda and the Taliban who hoped that others would soon follow the Dutch example.

Tariq Ramadan, Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder, Keynotes - Unindicted Co-Conspirator CAIR - Banquet

October 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Tariq Ramadan, the son of [now deceased] Said Ramadan, former Secty. General of the World Islamic Council [source, http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05193/536684.stm] and grandson of Hassan Al Banna [see, Wiki bio, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariq_Ramadan] the 1928 founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is headlining the 16th Annual CAIR Banquet on October 9.

According to the Weekly Standard, it was Said Ramadan who was the likely author of the Muslim Brotherhood's ambitious plan to topple Western democracies, variously called, "the Plan" or "the Project." [Link to doc here An Explanatory MemorandumOn the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America. The document was entered into evidence in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, America's most important terror funding prosecution.

"Said Ramadan was one of the most important Islamist thinkers of the 20th century. He is probably the author of "The Project," a 14-page document dated 1982 found by the Swiss secret service in 2001. "The Project" is a roadmap for installing Islamic regimes in the West by propaganda, preaching, and if necessary war." [source, http://www.weeklystandard.com/content/public/articles/000/000/012/800naxnt.asp]

CAIR is a notorious Islamist organization which practices stealth jihad while claiming moderation. It was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the above noted U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation prosecution which resulted in all defendants being found guilty on 108 charges.

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Muslim Brotherhood Pushes Enemies List - Those Who Made, "Statements Against The Revolution"

February 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As we noted in a Jan 3 article Muslim Brotherhood's Agitation Continues, Using Pretext Of Alexandria, Egypt Church Bombing though in some forums the Muslim Brotherhood claims moderation, the Egyptian terrorist group just can't stop itself from pressing the hard-core, revolutionary Islamist line which has inspired countless jihadists.

A case in point is today's edition of the Ikhwanweb, the MB's official English language website, where we find an article suggesting that so-called supporters of ex-president Mubarak, including journalists who were apparently unwilling to tow the MB philosophical line, are guilty of, "incitement," and of, "working as agents for foreign parties" [see, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28017].

The charges were lodged by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, an Islamist propaganda mill, disguised as a human rights group, intent upon creating further instability in the Middle East. A situation made-to-order for the MB's style of divide and conquer politics.

Not satisfied with merely branding those with whom they disagree essentially as traitors, they have developed "Lists of Shame," [currently available online but on what appears to be a pathetically latent network and/or server, http://el3ar.info/]. This webpage contains pictures of these "agents of foreign parties," with accompanying text, so far only in Arabic.

Though this article is quick to intone that its purpose is not, "to incite against them," given the Ikhwan's bloody past they might as well have painted crosshairs on the people on the enemies list.

We find it particularly noteworthy that now that the major demand of the protesters has become reality, Hosni Mubarak leaving office, the Ikhwan seeks to further sow the rancor, distrust and suspicion that has historically been its stock in trade.

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Commentary: Krugman Flunks Food - And History


February 14, 2011 - Churchville, VA - PipeLineNews.org - Paul Krugman is a big deal: Princeton professor, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate (2008). Krugman wrote last week about the "food crisis, the second one to hit the world in the last three years." His key statement: "what really stands out is the extent to which severe weather events have disrupted agricultural production. And these severe weather events are exactly the kind of thing we'd expect to see as rising concentrations of greenhouse gases change our climate-which means that the current food prices surge may be just beginning."

What warming? The puny 0.2 degrees C we've had since 1940?

On food, we're currently diverting a huge proportion of the world's crops to biofuels. We've created an artificial shortage of the world's already-scarce cropland. Two years ago, the high food prices were driven by a very high price for oil, so our corn ethanol plants were running full-tilt. World food prices nearly doubled. This year, the high food prices are driven by a combination of high fuel prices, and diverse bad weather in the U.S., Russia, Australia and China, to name a few weather-challenged regions.

The farming gods are always fickle. They bring drought, floods, bitter winters, heatstroke summers, hailstorms and untimely frosts - at their whim. When humans started to farm, their most important gods were always the "earth mother" who watches over the crops, and a consort god in charge of rainfall. The farming villages held festivals in their honor, made sacrifices, and pleaded for good crops. Often they pled in vain.

Talking about severe weather, how about Cahokia, the only city ever built by the American Indians? It was founded on corn, in Illinois, the heart of today's Corn Belt. And it grew to perhaps as large as 50,000 people. After 1200 AD, Cahokia suffered two 30-year droughts in 60 years. The city disappeared. The people who could walked away.

In 2200 B.C., a "little ice age" hit the whole world. A belt of irrigated agricultures around the world failed simultaneously-and didn't recover for about 300 years! Southern Greece, the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, and what's now Iraq and Syria all collapsed. Many thousands died. Nomad shepherds took over the parched land. The first Chinese dynasty collapsed then in the Yellow River Valley due to drought-and "little ice ages" have since brought down five more-recent Chinese dynasties. The last to fall was the fabled Kublai Khan during the Little Ice Age.

Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, the Little Ice Age brought three massive sea floods within a few decades, each of which drowned 100,000 people. The coasts of Europe are lined with huge sand dunes created by hurricanes. Most of these dunes date from the Little Ice Age, not from the Medieval Warming.

The peer-reviewed journal Natural Hazards in June, 2005, published a special issue on extreme weather events over the last century. It found there is less severe weather as the world warms, with no increase in thunderstorms, hailstorms, tornados, blizzards, Asian monsoons, heat waves or floods. Blogger Jo Nova reports that a recent re-examination of global tropical storms and hurricanes found no trend in the past 30 years. Russia frequently has droughts and Australia has a cycle of flooding.

Krugman is trying to frighten us about what's very likely the finest weather humanity has ever seen. Obviously, we're still getting heat waves, blizzards and some hurricanes-but fewer of them. Nevertheless, you are three times as likely to read about the severe weather we do get-because the media are seeking it out.

Our Nobel Prize Winner strikes out on both food and climate change.

DENNIS T. AVERY, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC, is an environmental economist. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State. He is co-author, with S. Fred Singer, of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Hundred Years, Readers may write him at PO Box 202, Churchville, VA 24421 or email to cgfi@hughes.net

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Brutal Iranian Regime Hangs Dutch-Iranian Woman and Praises "Islamic Liberation Movement" in Egypt


February 9, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Saturday evening January 29, Dutch radio and TV news programs reported that Zahra Bahrami, a Dutch-Iranian woman aged 45, had been hanged for drug smuggling in the notorious Evin prison in the Iranian capital of Tehran. Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal commented: "I am deeply shocked by this outrageous act by this barbaric regime. I wish to add that I was told yesterday (by Iranian ambassador Gharib Abadi, V.) that the judicial process was not finished and the next day Mrs. Bahrami was hanged. It took me by surprise. I strongly recommend Dutch-Iranian citizens not to travel to Iran. We will freeze official contacts with Iran." Rosenthal later told parliament he had been fooled by the Iranians. The Iranians lamely commented the hanging of Mrs. Bahrami was just an internal issue others should not interfere with. Iran also accused the Netherlands of supporting "a terrorist organization," possibly referring to the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MKO). They failed to substantiate their assertion. Moreover, this accusation is an outright lie. The Dutch government never ever supported such an organization. MKO is more active in Germany and France where they are closely monitored by domestic intelligence and security services.

The Dutch press reported on January 5 that Zahra Bahrami had been found guilty of drug smuggling and sencented to death by a court in Tehran. (The death penalty itself had been pronounced a few days earlier, though.) The death sentence was then carried out later that month.

However, it was on January 17, twelve days before that execution, that the Press Section of the Iranian Embassy in The Hague published a misleading letter in the Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad claiming Mrs. Bahrami's trial had been legal. "The verdict is not yet final and still needed to be approved by the Minister of Justice," the Press Section asserted. "The Iranian justice system does not recognize dual nationality," they added. As if they wanted to warn other "politically unreliable" Dutch-Iranians not to count of diplomatic protection by the Netherlands in case they run into trouble in Iran.

Uri Rosenthal has indeed reason to be worried about Iran's judicial authorities: four other Dutch-Iranian citizens have also been jailed in Iran - and they, too, might face the death sentence penalty. The so-called Islamic Republic of Iran does not care about human rights and due judicial process. Prisoners are often subjected to torture and ill-treatment. Show trials are no exception.

The Iranians do not recognize dual citizenship. If an Iranian citizen flees to Europe or North America, and successfully applies for nationality there, the only thing that Iran really recognizes is the original Iranian citizenship. Former Iranian refugees who return to Iran with a view to visiting family members, for example, run the risk of being arrested, especially if they have joined opposition groups outside or inside Iran. But those who have been recruited by Iranian intelligence "VEVAK" agents abroad, do not run that particular risk should they decide to visit Iranian family members. Those who refuse to be recruited, could be arrested anytime after their arrival on Iranian territory. In Germany and Holland, for example, VEVAK closely monitors Iranian immigrant and opposition groups, seeking to infiltrate them. Iranian immigrants in the West can often easily be recruited after threats have been issued against family members in Iran.

Zahra Bahrami could have been a target for recruitment, too. If an attempt to recruit her as an informant was ever made, she must have turned down any such proposal.

Zarah Bahrami was a divorced mother of two daughters when she arrived in Holland in 1994 to apply for political asylum. Her daughters were not allowed to join her, they had two stay with their father. No longer could she endure the oppressive atmosphere in Iran where women are subjected to harrassment and discrimination. She wanted to enjoy Western freedom, but did not fail to keep in touch with her children.

It did not take long for her to become a Dutch citizen. She spoke Dutch fluently - a rare phenomenon among non-Western immigrants. She settled in the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, and earned her money through belly dancing at parties of Hindustani Surinamese immigrants. She also traveled to Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. A voluptous Iranian belly dancer abroad is regarded by the conservative Iranian clerics as a sinful prostitute. Officially, prostitution in the Islamic Republic of Iran is strictly forbidden. Yet, some 300,000 prostitutes work on the streets of Tehran alone.

Moreover, "Iran's new Islamic guided government has established a system of legalized prostitution through a practice of 'sigheh' or 'temporary marriages,' by which a mullah arranges a 'legal union' between a man and a girl (some as young as nine years old) for a fee," Lily Mazerherv writes in the Jerusalem Post. "The so-called marriages can last anywhere from one hour to 99 years." Not only does this legalize prostitution, also does it legalize pedophilia - allowing sex with 9 year old girls.

Trumped up charges

When her 18-year old daughter had committed suicide in 2000, Zarah Bahrami decided to return to Tehran to attend the funeral. She would visit Iran several times between 2000 and 2009 with a view to seeing her other daughter and friends. In 2006, she moved from Holland to Britain, hoping to get married. The planned marriage did not materialize, however. In Britain, too, she worked as a belly dancer. Iran later accused her of having joined there an Iranian monarchist opposition group, the "Association of Monarchists." These allegations have been denied by both Mrs. Bahrami and the Association of Monarchists.

In 2009, she traveled from London to Tehran to see her 26-year old daughter Banafsheh Nayebpour, a student of psychology, again. It was then that Iran's highly controversial president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reelected after fraudulent elections. At the end of 2009, Zahra Bahrami joined an anti-Ahmadinejad demonstration. Four days later she was arrested and subsequently held in section 209 of Tehran's Evin prison - the section for political prisoners and not for drug criminals. The drug charges came later.

Sadegh Naghashkar, a well informed Iranian human rights activist, told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant that the drug charges were made up to give Mrs. Bahrami the death penalty. "The real reason for hanging her was not drugs but her political activities," Naghashkar, said. He claims that two new Iranian lawyers, recently paid by the Dutch government, told him that they wanted to have access to the prosecution file against her. The Iranians were afraid that these lawyers would then discover that the whole trial was a farce - so they decided to hang her in great haste. After Zarah Bahrami was hanged, the state run Iran news agency Fars repeated the charges: "Zahra Bahrami had previously been arrested for security related charges and 420 grams of cocaine and 420 grams of opium was discovered when her apartment was searched."

Family members believe the Iranian secret service put the drugs in Zahra Bahrami's apartment to have a case against her. Drug dealers are usually convicted and sentenced to death. Prisoners in Evin prison have very few rights, but they are allowed to spend a few minutes on the phone very occasionally. (All these calls are being monitored.) Mrs. Bahrami's Dutch lawyer Adrie Tilburg said he had been called by her on November 1, 2010. She told him those drugs had been put in her apartment. "I am being tricked," she said.

Answering a question about her mother's televised self-incriminating confession Banafsheh Nayebpour said: "It was the beginning of her detention, around nine months ago, when channel 6 (of Iran state TV) aired a program that showed my mother making self-incriminating confessions. I was extremely upset. I even told Mr. Dolatabadi (the prosecutor, V.) that (the false charges) attributed to my mother are shameful. My mother is an artist and she studied music in the Netherlands for a few years. She was told that if she gave (a televised) interview, she would be released. Even Mr. Dolatabadi told me: 'Yes, I did tell your mother that she would be released if she gave a televised interview, however, later on, certain circumstances arose that prevented us from releasing her.'"

Lying, making false promises to defenseless prisoners, is very typical of Iran's judicial system. Iran's so-called "revolutionary courts" have a brutal reputation and often do not hesitate to allow fake evidence. Dutch embassy officials were not allowed to attend to trial.

Mina Saadadi, editor-in-chief of the Amsterdam based Persian-English website Sharzhad News, wrote in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant that when Mrs. Bahrami's self-incriminating confessions were aired on Iranian TV, additional footage was aired showing her performing an act of belly dancing in a London restaurant. Such footage is normally banned on Iranian national TV, but in this case they wanted to depict her as a whore, Mina Saadi writes.

It is true that Zahra Bahrami had a prior criminal record in the Netherlands. In 2003, she got a three year jail sentence for cocaine trafficking. Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal, however, said that this prior conviction is not related to the drug charges in Iran: "We dispute the Iranian trial. We were not allowed to attend the trial. It was a farce."

Mrs. Bahrami's daughter Banafsheh told the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad that someone had given her mother a suitcase, asking if she was willing to put it on the plane to Holland. "She did not know there were drugs in the suitcase. That is why she received a low verdict." I don't know if this is a true version of events. I only know that a lot of drug dealers in Surinam and the Carabbean often do approach lone female travelers to Europe asking them to put a suitcase on the plane. Of course, they don't tell their victims they are drug dealers. That suitcase is just for a friend or a family member, they claim. It also often happens in Thailand.

Friends and relatives described Zahra Bahrami as "a cheering, but naive woman."

Iranian lawyer arrested

After the first day of Zahra Bahrami's trial before "Revolutionary Court number 15" on August 28, 2010, in Tehran, her female lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh called on the Dutch government to do everything to alert the public about the case. It must be a combination of quiet diplomacy and "public actions." "The charges of drugs and (political) activities are very dangerous," she said. "Her life is in danger."

Nasrin Sotoudeh herself was arrested on September 4, 2010, and subsequently sentenced to eleven years' jail. Banafsheh Nayebpour says that "Nasrin Sotoudeh was a very good lawyer for my mother, but unfortunately she was arrested. She defended my mother bravely and was the only person who gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper and said that the charges related to 'possession of narcotics' are trumped up and fabricated. I think because she spread the news and defended her clients it landed her in trouble.'"

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi called for Mrs. Sotoudeh's release, saying: "Mrs. Sotoudeh is one of the last remaining courageous human rights lawyers who has accepted all risks for defending the victims of human rights violations in Iran." Sotoudeh is imprisoned in Evin prison.

Dutch Foreign Minister Rosenthal could have done more to save Zahra Bahrami

Zahra Bahrami realized she had to find a new lawyer, but she needed funds to pay him. She preferred Alizadeh Tabatabai, a well-connected lawyer. She also wanted the Dutch government to do more on her behalf. So she called her Dutch lawyer Adrie Tilburg on November 1, 2010, asking for 18,000 euros to pay the new Iranian lawyer. This money had to be provided by the Dutch Foreign Ministry through its Embassy in Tehran.

Tilburg later claimed that the Dutch Embassy was rather slow to act. They waited until the death penalty was pronounced and then decided to pay two Iranian lawyers which had not been selected by Mrs. Bahrami herself. The Dutch Foreign Office claimed there was an internal regulation - the so-called "Verhagen richtlijn" - that such payments could only be made if the death penalty is about to be pronounced. "There are thousands of Dutch citizens abroad who ask for money to pay their lawyers," the Foreign Ministry said. Adrie Tilburg does not agree. "Death sentences are carried out quickly in Iran," he says. This is what the new Dutch Foreign Minister, a typical university professor and gentleman, failed to realize.

Rosenthal also failed to act in November 2010 when the then Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had been invited to The Hague to address a meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Dutch journalists and politicians claim this would have been a unique chance to raise the issue of Zahra Bahrami directly with Iran's Foreign Minister. Rosenthal, however, wanted to obey U.S. sanctions which meant that Iranian planes would have to be refused fuel. So Mottaki cancelled his visit. Two weeks later he was sacked by Iran's hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - both had been clashing over numerous issues for some time.

Whether a meeting between Rosenthal and Mottaki would really have produced results, remains to be seen. As his dismissal in December 2010 shows, Mottaki no longer enjoyed the confidence of the hardliners in Tehran. Yet, in a Dutch parliamentary debate on February 3, 2011, Rosenthal admitted himself that he could and should have done more to save Zahra Bahrami's life. He had failed to contact the Iranian Foreign Minister or the president. It was, in retrospect, wrong not to have met Mottaki at the end of November, Rosenthal said. And he been misled by the Iranian ambassador later. The Iranian diplomat told him that all legal remedies had not yet been exhausted. Members of parliament argued that whatever the Iranians say is usually not very reliable. Rosenthal said he had had "sleepless nights" over the issue and that "there were lessons to be learned."

Four days later, on February 7, Rosenthals recalled the Dutch ambassador in Iran - in protest of what the Iranian authorities had done with Mrs. Bahrami's body. They had simply refused to hand over her body to family members for burial - the normal procedure in those cases when criminals have been executed. Instead, they buried Mrs. Bahrami in Semnam, a provincial town some 250 miles from Tehran, on Sunday February 6. Mrs. Bahrami's daughter Banafsheh Nayebpour was informed of this decision by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security just two hours before the actual burial. So there was no way for her or other family members to be present at the burial and pay their last respects.

This once again shows the Iranian authorities' utter disdain for both Bahrami's family and the Dutch Foreign Ministry. Mrs. Bahrami's Dutch lawyer Adrie Tilburg commented on Dutch TV: 'They refused to comply with her daughter's request to hand over her body. This behavior strengthens my opinion that she was executed for political reasons. Otherwise they would indeed have handed over the body to family members. Those drug charges were just trumped up to harm her."

Supressing and murdering dissidents at home but praising the "Islamic liberation movement" in EgyptWhile Iran's Islamo-fascist leaders suppress and murder dissidents at home, they openly and repeatedly praised the masses who took to the streets in Tunisia and Egypt - describing the demonstrators as being part of an "Islamic liberation movement." It was at the traditional Friday prayers in Tehran on February 4, that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: "The awakening of the Islamic Egyptian people is an Islamic liberation movement, and I, in the name of the Iranian government, salute the Egyptian people and the Tunisian people." "If Egypt halts its alliance with Israel and takes its real position, what a great event will happen in the region. All the late Imam's prophesies will come true," he said referring to Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeni, the leader of Iran's revolt in 1979 who called for popular uprisings throughout the Islamic world. "Khamenei also called on the Egyptian army to back the protesters and 'focus on the Zionist enemy,' a reference to Israel." (Muslimvillage.com.)

Khamenei draws an analogy between the "popular Islamic uprising in Iran" back in 1979 and the current mass protests in Egypt and Tunisia. He hopes that the Muslim Brotherhood will soon be part of a powersharing deal in Egypt. From the experiences with their Hezbollah ally in Lebanon, they know that militant Islamic, anti-Western and non-secular forces will eventually prevail. They are much better organized.

It should be no surprise at all that Khamenei wants the powerful Muslim Brotherhood to take over Egypt. Dutch writer and columnist Leon de Winter claims that it was Ali Khamenei who once translated the books of Sayyid Qutb into Persian. Qutb was a prominent Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood member who admired Hitler and hated the Jews. "Hitler had been sent by Allah to kill the Jews," Qutb wrote in his book "Our Struggle with the Jews." His books inspired fellow Egyptian Ayman Al-Zawahiri to revolt against the Egyptian government in the 1980s. Al-Zawahiri later joined Al-Qaeda, to become the deputy of Osama bin Laden.

Leon de Winter quotes from a recent Pew Research Center Poll showing that 84 percent of the Egyptians believe that those who break with Islam - so-called apostates - must be sentenced to death. And more than half of the Egyptians - 57 percent, that is - identify themselves with fundamentalist Muslims - not with moderates. Anti-Semitism is still rampant in Egypt. Egyptian protesters hold posters or portraits of president Hosni Mubarak with a Star of David - and the crowds are cheering. This is not just aimed against Israel, it is aimed against the Jews.

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


RTL4 Nieuws and NOS Journaal, December 29, 2011 (Dutch TV, between 7.30 and 8.30 pm.).

Uri Rosenthal in Dutch parliament on February 4, 2011; NOS Journaal (Midnight), February 4/5, 2011.

Dagblad De Pers (Amsterdam), February 9, 2011, p. 5 ("Nederlandse woede maakt weinig indruk op Iran"); Algemeen Dagblad (Rotterdam), February 9, 2011, p. 3 ("Ruzie om Iran ontaardt in een ordinaire scheldpartij").

Bundesamt für Verfasungsschutz, Verfassungsschutzbericht 2008 (Cologne: BfV/Ministry of Interior, 2009), p. 296-299 (On "Mujaheddin-e-Khalq" - referred to as "a terrorist organization" - in Germany).

De Telegraaf (Amsterdam), January 5, 2011 ("Nederlandse vrouw in Iran ter dood veroordeeld"); Radio Netherlands Worldwide, January 5, 2011 ("Dutch-Iranian woman sentenced to death in Iran").

NRC Handelsblad (Amsterdam), January 17, 2011, p. 9 ("Mevrouw Bahrami kreeg gewoon een wettig proces"). A letter from the Press Section of the Iranian Embassy: "Het vonnis tegen mevrouw Bahrami is niet finaal en moet nog worden goedgekeurd door de minister van Justitie van Iran." "Het rechtssysteem van Iran erkent geen dubbele nationaliteit en daarom heeft Bahrami's andere nationaliteit geen invloed gehad op haar rechtszaken in Iran."

Algemeen Dagblad (Rotterdam, Netherlands), February 1, 2011, p. 2 ("Nog vier Nederlanders in cel riskeren de doodstraf").

Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst (AIVD), Jaarverslag 2009 (The Hague, Netherlands: AIVD/Interior Ministry, 2010), p. 28. ("…ondersteuners van de Iraanse oppositie vormen een doelwit van deze inlichtingen- en beïnvloedingsactiviteiten. De activiteiten vormen een aantasting van de grondrechten van Nederlandse ingezetenen kunnen een gevaar opleveren voor de veiligheid van henzelf of hun familie in Iran.")

Verfassungsschutzbericht 2009 (Cologne: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, 2010), p. 346, 347. ("Das MOIS/VEVAK unterhält an der Iranischen Botschaft in Berlin eine Legalresidentur, die auch mit der Beobachtung von in Deutschland lebenden Oppositionellen beauftragt ist.")

De Volkskrant (Amsterdam), January 31, 2011, p. 10, 11 ("Buikdanseres vluchtte het ongeluk tegemoet"). Biographical details, section 209 Evin prison and quote from Sadegh Naghashkar.

New York Times, August 28, 2002 ("To regulate prostitution, Iran ponders brothels").

Jerusalem Post, January 15, 2011 ("The silent screams of women and girls").

Iran Human Rights, January 29, 2011 ("Iranian-Dutch citizen Zahra Bahrami executed in Tehran").

Algemeen Dagblad, January 31, 2011, 13 ("Nederland te laks om executie te voorkomen"). "Ik wordt erin geluisd," aldus de vrouw.

Persian2English, January 18, 2011. ("Daughter of Ashura death row prisoner: Mom's false confessions based on promise of release"), also on Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mrs. Bahrami's defense lawyer.

De Volkskrant, February 4, 2011, p. 21 ("Bahrami móest dood"). Mina Saadadi's article.

Nieuwslijn (Dutch TV), January 31, 2011 ("Zahra Bahrami is ook in Nederland veroordeeld voor harddrugssmokkel"), also quote from Uri Rosenthal; NRC Handelsblad (Amsterdam), February 1, 2011 ("Bahrami zat eerder in cel voor smokkel").

Zahra Bahrami, http://e.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zahra_Bahrami (prior criminal record).

NRC Handelsblad, February 1, 2011 ("Waarom zegt Rosenthal dat?"). Quote from Banafsheh Najebpour: "Mijn moeder heeft me altijd verteld dat iemand haar destijds had gevraagd een koffer mee te nemen. Ze wist niet dat daar drugs in zaten. Daarom was haar straf ook zo laag."

NRC Handelsblad, January, 31, 2011, p. 7 ("Ze was een goedlachse, maar naïeve vrouw"), also on Nasrin Sotoudeh.Nasrid Sotoudeh, http://en.wikipedia.org/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (quote from Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi.

Uitgesproken TV (VARA, Dutch TV), January 31, 1, 2011 (18,000 euros to pay an Iranian lawyer, quote from Adrie Tilburg).

De Telegraaf, February 4, 2011, p. 7 ("Rosenthal had meer moeten doen"); NRC Handelsblad, February 4, 2011, p. 1, 5 ("Rosenthal: fouten in kwestie-Bahrami"); de Volkskrant, February 4, 2011, 7 ("Rosenthal erkent tekortschieten").

NRC Handelsblad, February 7, 2011, p. 1 5 ("Ambassadeur uit Iran teruggeroepen"); RTL Nieuws (Dutch TV), February 7, 2011, 7.30 pm. (Quote from Adrie Tilburg).

Muslimvillage.com, February 4, 2011 ("Khamenei credits Iranian revolution with fuelling Egyptian revolt"); België Eén Nieuws (Belgian TV), February 4, 2011 (19.00 pm); NRC Handelsblad, February 5, 2011, p. 7 ("Iran ziet islamitische opstand in Egypte").

De Telegraaf, February 5, 2011, p. 9 (Leon de Winter's column: "Alleen vrijheid voor gelijkgezinden").

John C. Zimmerman, Sayyid Qutb's influence on the 11 September attacks, in: Terrorism and Political Violence, Summer 2004 (Vol. 26, No. 2), p. 225 (hating the West), p. 237, 238 (anti-Semitism), p. 223, 240-242 (Osama bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri)

Judith Apter Klinghofer, Egyptian Demonstrators' Antisemitism, February 7, 2011 (http//hnn.us/blogs/entries/136319.html).

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Los Angeles Times - Head In The Sand Regarding Rising Domestic Islamic Radicalism

February 10, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An editorial published in today's LA Times [see, http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-king-20110210,0,1479817.story] dealing with the topic of the radicalization of domestic Muslims, suggests that Rep. Peter King [R-NY] " hasn't identified such a threat..."

"If the radicalization of American Muslims is, as King suggests, a significant and growing threat to the nation's security, then hearings should by all means be held. The problem is that King hasn't identified such a threat, and certainly not at a level that would justify singling out one religion to be targeted for special scrutiny."

That assertion is so ridiculous that it doesn't bear comment, as King has made the point clearly and repeatedly that after 9/11 growing numbers of Islamic Americans have indeed been radicalized, though for the thick headed LA Times editors one might think that the case of Maj. Hassan should suffice as proof enough.

This type of editorial is all too common in America's largely über liberal media, take positions reflexively with little or no factual basis to support them, simply in order to keep their lefty bona-fides.

Perhaps the Times' editorial board should consider what Dept. of Homeland Security Secty. Napolitano - who can in no way be called anti-Muslim or a basher of Islam - stated in testimony yesterday before the House Homeland Security Committee [see, http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/02.09.11%20Sec.%20Napolitano%20Testimony.pdf]

"...Today, however, in addition to the direct threats we continue to face from al-Qaeda, we also face growing threats from other foreign-based terrorist groups that are inspired by al-Qaeda ideology but have few operational connections to the core al-Qaeda group. And, perhaps most crucially, we face a threat environment where violent extremism is not defined or contained by international borders. Today, we must address threats that are homegrown as well as those that originate abroad.

One of the most striking elements of today's threat picture is that plots to attack America increasingly involve American residents and citizens. We are now operating under the assumption, based on the latest intelligence and recent arrests, that individuals prepared to carry out terrorist attacks and acts of violence might be in the United States, and they could carry out acts of violence with little or no warning.

Over the past two years, we have seen the rise of a number of terrorist groups inspired by al-Qaeda ideology."

Every single reference as to motivation in this statement refers directly to a Salafist interpretation of Islam, the ideology which drives al-Qaeda. Ayman al Zawahiri, bin-Laden's second in command is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Thus she clearly identifies the ideological root of the domestic terror uptick - radical Islam.

Now, is this ideology successfully being used to motivated American Muslims?

According to Ms. Napolitano, "We saw this, for instance, in the case .. [of].. Faisal Shahzad, who attempted to detonate a bomb in Times Square in May of lastyear. These groups are also trying to inspire individuals in the West to launch their own, smallerscale attacks, which require less of the advanced planning or coordination that would typically raise red flags."

The problem here is not lack of evidence, what stands in the way of effectively dealing with the phenomenon of increasingly radicalized American Muslims is the courage to say it.

On that count, place the Times' editors among the cowards, too bound up in multicultural idiocy to be able to speak the truth.

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Translation of Muslim Brotherhood Document Proves Group's Dedication to Islamic Supremacy Through Violent Jihad

February 9, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In what should prove to be a pivotal moment in the current climate of "re-evaluating" the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian terrorist organization, two writers from Palestinian Media Watch [Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik] have translated an important official Muslim Brotherhood text, "Jihad is the Way."

The English version of this treatise on jihad will be a revelation to those who claim, with little evidence, that the Ikhwan can be legitimate participants in any democratic process since they seek Islamic supremacy over the entire world.

Some relevant sections:

"National goal: Islamic world domination - ...the Islamic Ummah [nation]... can regain its power and be liberated and assume its rightful position which was intended by Allah, as the most exalted nation among men , as the leaders of humanity..."

Know your status, and believe firmly that you are the masters of the world, even if your enemies desire your degradation...

It should be known that Jihad and preparation towards Jihad are not only for the purpose of fending-off assaults and attacks of Allah's enemies from Muslims, but are also for the purpose of realizing the great task of establishing an Islamic state and strengthening the religion and spreading it around the world..."

On the religious responsibility of jihad incumbent upon all Muslims:

"Means: Jihad - a mandatory religious duty - Then comes the power of arms and weapons,... and this is the role of Jihad."

Jihad is a religious public duty... incumbent upon the Islamic nation, and is a personal duty to fend off the infidels' attack on the nation..."

"And the youth should know that the problems of the Islamic world, such as Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea, or the Philippines, are not issues of territories and nations, but of faith and religion. They are problems of Islam and all Muslims, and their resolution cannot be negotiated and bargained by recognizing the enemy's right to the Islamic land he stole, therefore, there is no other option but Jihad for Allah, and this is why Jihad is the way." -

"...that is, go out to battle, oh believers, young and old, by foot or with animal, under all circumstances and conditions..."

On the need to establish a world-wide Islamic Caliphate:

"Jihad is not only for Repelling an Assault but also for the Purpose of Establishing an Islamic State

It should be known that Jihad and preparation towards Jihad are not only for the purpose of fending-off assaults and attacks of Allah's enemies from Muslims, but are also for the purpose of realizing the great task of establishing an Islamic state and strengthening the religion and spreading it around the world..."

As one can clearly see from even this brief transcript, the Muslim Brotherhood and every individual and organization which subscribes to its philosophy should be considered a carrier of a threat doctrine dedicated to overturning the world political order and establishing - under force of arms, persuasion and sedition - a global Islamic theocracy operating under Shari'a.

Note to the U.S. State Department, official Washington and Team Obama. It's far past time to face reality, name our common enemy and get on with the process of utterly destroying it.

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A Primer On The Muslim Brotherhood - Why What Happens In Egypt Is Important To America


February 7, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Muslim Brotherhood or the Ikhwan as it is known in Arabic, is a revolutionary Muslim organization which was founded in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, an Egyptian school teacher.

It was created along the same organizing principles which guide Sunni Wahhabism - the official extremist Muslim sect of the Saudi Kingdom. Al-Banna thought that Islam had strayed in modern times away from the very strict, fundamentalism of the time of Mohammed. Therefore he sought to purify Islam, reverting to what he believed to be its true form, more rigid, less accommodative, more combative and keyed to conversion.

The Brotherhood's key intellectual was Sayyid Qutb. He was educated in the U.S. for a period of time in the late 1940s. During his college years he became increasingly scandalized by what he called the decadence and capitalistic spirit of American society, he was especially offended by the libertine way college men and women openly fraternized.

Returning to Egypt, he joined the Muslim Brotherhood and proceeded to write what might be called the bible of jihad, entitled "Milestones." In it he preached strict observance of Shari'a, or Islamic law as the sole organizing principle for all of humanity. In his mind Islam was a truly revolutionary ideology.

Qutb believed that Islam, as David Cook1. explains was, "nowhere present on the contemporary stage other than in the heart of the believers...abandoned by the elites and rulers...Therefore it is necessary for Muslims to revive Islam and fight..."

Just to show how influential Qutb's work is still considered by key jihadists, Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin-Laden's second in command and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, stated, "Sayyid Qutb's call for loyalty to God's oneness and to acknowledge God's sole authority and sovereignty was the spark that ignited the Islamic revolution against the enemies of Islam at home and abroad..."

The Muslim Brotherhood [MB, Ikhwan in Arabic, literally the Muslim brothers] self-describes its founding principles using the motto:

"Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
Qur'an is our law.
Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

The group is international in scope with over 70 affiliated branches all over the world.

It has been active in the United States using various allied front groups for many years, officially at least since 1953, when a delegate from the Brotherhood attended a White House meeting.

Among the Ikhwan's more prominent American front groups are the Muslim Students Association [est. 1963] and Islamic Society of North America [ISNA].

"...In 1980, the Brotherhood created a new organization to extend the footprint made possible by the swelling ranks of Muslim Students Association alumni. It brought together most of its groups under the authority of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which is today the largest Muslim Brotherhood front in North America. The creation of ISNA ushered in an era of massive growth of the Movement in North America. Through the 1980s and 1990s, the Brotherhood created hundreds of new organizations and built hundreds of mosques and Islamic schools across North America. It did so primarily with funding from Saudi Arabia..." 2.

The MB influence in certain American Muslim circles is overwhelming with nearly every major American Muslim pressure group having adopted the Brotherhood's rejection of a purely secular and personal Islam. Many, if not most of these organizations work together in various ways.

The Brotherhood's members are fanatically devoted to their work and have survived brutal oppression at the hands of Egyptian rulers since the group's inception - understandable since they and their affiliates had a hand in the assassination of two Egyptian rulers, Prime Minister Nokrashi in 1948 and Anwar Sadat in 1981. Sadat's killers detested his new relationship with Israel and acted accordingly.

Since the height of the suppression, the Ikhwan has claimed moderation and peaceful opposition, even support for their conception of democracy.

The group's supposed moderation however is a feigned position because it certainly didn't stop them from creating Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization, a group over which they still exert a degree of operational control, we have learned from recent court documents made available via the Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI].

"...During the military tribunal of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt General Guide's second deputy, Kheirat Al-Shatar, the prime witness revealed documents attesting to an organizational connection between Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. According to his testimony, the purpose of the Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood coordination was to infiltrate jihadist elements into the Palestinian territories for purposes of military training and establishing armed groups in Egyptian Rafah, the West Bank, and southern Lebanon.." [source, Documents In Egyptian Military Tribunal Reveal Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood Coordination, http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/2728.htm]

Actually the MB created Hamas much in the image of itself, with allies who are unapologetic violent jihadists and others which provide for social needs. This allows them to say, as have Hamas and Hezbollah, that they are a charitable organization at heart. A specious claim to be sure, but one which has proven remarkably effective, especially in liberal Western circles.

The Muslim Brotherhood's leadership has had to be very clever in conducting its American operations. Since they are a tiny minority, they created a plan for victory through internal subversion, laid out in a long document which was captured in a domestic terrorism raid. This plan first came to wide public attention as a result of the largest Hamas funding prosecution in U.S. history, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, where it was entered into evidence.

This plan, half in Arabic, half in English is entitled "The General Strategic Plan For The Group In North America," and it was devised as a method of waging a successful war from a minority position. Much like the manner in which small African predators such as hyenas successfully hunt animals far larger than themselves, the Brotherhood intends to nip and bite at the vulnerabilities of democracy and constitutional government until it is wounded enough to collapse, whereupon it will be devoured.

Here is the essence of the plan, in the Muslim Brotherhood's own words:

"The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions..." 3.

They have infiltrated government, the legal system, education etc., in a manner similar to what the left has done, so that they may gain influence. In the words of the left they have and continue to "march through the institutions," which create cultural norms.

As a lever they have actively created the myth after 9/11, that there is widespread Islamophobia in the U.S. This is of course a complete fabrication and FBI statistics prove that there is only a miniscule amount of true Islamophobia in the United States.

On its face, much of what the American MB team does seems to be innocuous, but is craftily executed with two main goals, one to gain influence in policy making circles and two, slowly inject Shari'a principles into the American legal system, often using lawsuits or threats thereof.

Examples of this abound and are easily discernable if you know how to look:

A. Forcing employers to make unreasonable accommodations for Muslim workers [often poorly educated production workers] to allow them to pray 5 times a day, to allow Muslima's to wear religious garb while on the job, to allow Muslim jurors to swear on the Qur'an rather than simply affirming the truth [note representative Keith Ellison taking the Oath of Office on a Qur'an] and to push American law ever closer to accepting the proposition that criticism of Islam is hate speech - a crime - as proposed by the United Nations.

This is occurring today where the state of Maine actually fined the Christian Action Network over a promotional mailer, charging that it carried an, "inflammatory anti-Muslim message."4.

B. Radical Muslims have created, post 911, the myth that America is a bigoted society, rampant with Islamophobia. This casts radical Muslims as victims - a protected class - in multicultural America, granting them the veritable keys to the car.

C. The alphabet soup of American Islamist organizations which are ideologically linked to the MB have created a blizzard of "outreach" programs designed to subject groups [including government, law enforcement, religious and the military - often enforced via legal actions - demanding Muslim "sensitivity training"] to thoroughly disingenuous presentations about Islam. These same Islamist groups have been appointed by the MSM as the official spokesmen for American Islam, despite their proven radicalism, in the process throttling the voices of genuinely moderate [non-political] Muslims.

D. Our laissez-faire attitude regarding the threat posed by Shari'a has allowed Saudi Wahhabists to establish Muslim study centers throughout academia, including huge programs at Georgetown University and Harvard. These centers have become the loci from which creeping Shari'a flows and is given Western tinged intellectual justification. A new center which could function in this manner given its influences was just dedicated at the University of Minnesota. 5.

In this intellectual battle, of special concern to conservatives is the influence which individuals such as Grover Norquist and his allies are exerting over the American Conservative Union and by extension CPAC, the conservative political action committee, which meets this coming weekend.

According to a Center for Security Policy study, Norquist acted as a gatekeeper/power broker in the George W. Bush administration, obtaining access for all manner of Islamists under the guise of outreach including, Abdurahman Alamoudi, now serving a 23 year sentence on a myriad of terror related convictions.6.

This short synopsis should provide the reader with the information necessary to do further research and assess for themselves the degree of threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood's worldwide operations.

Today with the continuing turmoil in Egypt it is important to remember that the Brotherhood is by far the best organized, tech savvy and powerful political party in that country. The Ikhwan has a substantial hand in this unrest which works to its great benefit. It is incumbent on all Americans to be mindful of the hidden agenda which the Brotherhood has set in motion. Failure to defeat this enemy can only increase the threat already posed by Islamism.


Definition: Islamism - political Islam, the non-secular practice of the Muslim religion with the primary intent of spreading Shari'a, Islamic law incrementally - through nominally peaceful means - throughout the West and all non-Muslim societies.

1. Understanding Jihad, Dr. David Cook, U.C Press, 2005, pg. 103

2. See, Shariah: The Threat To America, sourced at end note 6.

3. For the full text of the Ikhwan's master plan for subversion, please refer to this PipeLineNews document, available at The General Strategic Plan For The Group In North America

4. See the Christian Action Network's press release on the incident at Christian Action Network

5. For an embarrassingly laudatory article on the University of Minnesota's "Islamic Think Tank," please refer to, http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/02/05/shining-light-darkness-u-m-opens-think-tank-islamic-law-and-human-rights

6. Please refer to the Center for Security Policy's Team B Report, Shariah: The Threat To America, "...In 1998, Alamoudi provided at least $20,000 in checks enabling Republican activist Grover Norquist to establish what would become a Muslim Brotherhood front organization targeted at penetrating GOP circles and the campaign of then-Governor George W. Bush.219 The new entity was called the Islamic Free Market Institute (better known as the Islamic Institute, or II). Alamoudi also detailed his long-time deputy,Khaled Saffuri, to serve as II's first executive director, with Norquist as the Chairman of the Board.220 As a result of these connections, Alamoudi was among a group of Muslim Brotherhood operatives who were invited on May 1, 2000 to meet with Bush in the Texas governor's mansion..."


"...Then, in 2003, Alamoudi was arrested at Heathrow Airport (UK) on his way back from Libya with $340,000 in cash given to him by Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi for jihad. The money was to be used to underwrite a plot involving two U.K.-based al Qaeda operatives intending to kill Crown Prince (now King) Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.224Alamoudi was extradited to the United States where, in the Eastern District of Virginia, he pled guilty to and was convicted of terrorism-related charges. He was proven to be a senior al Qaeda financier, who moved at least $1 million dollars to the terrorist organization. Alamoudi had also been caught on recorded conversations supporting acts of terrorism, terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hizbollah, and clearly stated his objective of making America a Muslim nation. Alamoudi is now serving a 23-year sentence in federal prison..." pg.76

We highly recommend downloading the complete 177 page report which has been provided by the Center for Security Policy at, Shariah: The Threat To America

Suggested reading:

1. Nazi Propaganda For The Arab World - Jeffrey Nerf

2. Jihad And Jew Hatred - Matthias Kuntzel

Both of these recent works demonstrate the degree to which the Nazis helped further the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East. They both contain previously unavailable documents which provide a rich source of information.

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CA State Legislative Analysis - 2011 Bills


February 4, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Of current interest has been the expanded use by President Obama, of his Executive Orders privilege to assume a greater authority over issues than any previous president, by amending, upgrading and expanding the reach of a multitude of Executive Orders.

Many of the federal bills from the last term which failed, ended up being written into the most recent Executive Orders regarding Workforce Development. This covers a broad range of issues such as nutrition and an examination of federal rules and regulations with a view toward placing limitations on such and curtailing and limiting various functions of the legislative branch of government while expanding the authority of the Executive Administration’s authority over health and welfare, employment, environmental and the above referenced nutritional issues.

Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State message calling for a re-examination of state rules and regulations for conducting state business are but an echo of President Obama’s Executive Order as are all the other issues pre-occupying the activities of the California legislature.

Also, the fact that the Anti-Proposition 8 people have not achieved the goals they sought through the court (yet) has not stopped them from using the legislature now to further their agenda of recruitment of our children into their ranks.

You may recall our report on the successful passage of Senator mark Leno’s SB 548, Mental Health Services, without parental consent, for minors. This term Assemblyman Jim Beall, (D-San Jose) has AB 39, Special Education Funding.

This bill will appropriate funding to facilitate the transitioning of mental health services from the department of health Services to the Dept of Education. Plus he has AB 154, Health Care Coverage: Mental Health Services. This would cover every citizen in the State requiring that the costs of mental health treatment be included in health insurance coverage “for any age."

If mental health services are extended to everyone regardless of financial status, lifestyle status, health status, early-release prisoners status and as well for all children, carried by the Dept. of Education one can be assured that these services will be delivered on school campuses.

In this term Senator Mark Leno has submitted SB 48: Instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content. It has been assigned to the Senate Education and Senate Judiciary Committees for possible hearings by mid-March.

This will mandate that Social Sciences classes include a study of the role and contributions made by native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender Americans and other ethnic and cultural groups, to the development of California and the United States, as if all of the contributions of these groups and sub-groups were equal in number and merit.

This could easily result in what would be blatant recruitment of children K-12, into the ranks of the LGBT lifestyle. The bill is co-sponsored by Equality USA and Gay/Straight Alliance. The G/SA claims to have clubs on about 250 campuses or more throughout California. It is worthwhile to visit their website to see their aggressive assault on our children.. This bill would give the LGBT groups access to every student in California's 1.131 school districts.

Additionally, it would also give them the right to determine which LGBT personalities to highlight. The bill also would prohibit any adverse content when including these groups into California textbooks and teaching material.

The bill also hints darkly at invading the alternative and charter schools with this requirement. It’s exact words are: “It is the intent of the legislature that alternative and charter schools take notice of the provisions of this act in light of Section 235 of the Education Code which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or other specified characteristics in any aspect of the operation of alternative and charter schools."

This is a re-write and expansion of a 2005 bill by then Senator Sheila Kuehl. This bill, however, goes much further than the Kuehl, bill with its arrogant insistent of the right to mandate that this lifestyle become mainstream in the schools.

The LGBT lobby is positioning itself as a victimized class of people who are entitled to special status protection and respect.

If you are concerned about this legislation, which could proceed rapidly without much public comment, letters, especially letterhead stationery, can be sent to the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, asap. Chairman Alan Lowenthal, (D), V. Chairman Robert Huff, (R).

An appropriate introductory sentence could be in the form of, "I request that the name of our organization (or, my name as an individual) be entered in the Education Committee’s analysis of this bill as in opposition to SB 48. Then, respectfully, list some of your concerns, being brief.

Major defects of the bill which might be included:

1. There is no opt-out allowance for the parents to sign removing their child(ren) from instructions. This is tantamount to making a student a prisoner in a classroom for brainwashing purposes.

2. Though the bill lists no fiscal committee hearings it is fairly certain that any changes required in textbooks or other teaching materials or training of teachers will be costly.

3. This bill should be given a hearing in the Senate Finance committee because of the potential costs.

4. This bill’s enormous emphasis in a variety of classes on the LGBT lifestyle will cause mild to severe confused gender identity amongst students in their latency period of development.

5. The mandate for this type of immersion in the lives of LGBT persons will require that it be represented in a variety of what is referred to as the Social Sciences, emphasis on sciences - math, science, physical education, humanities, arts, athletics, history, etc.

6. There is a question as to the neutrality of any advisory body which would be chosen to select the figures of historical significance or what constitutes historical significance.

7. The definition of a transgendered person is so vague and difficult to define since it is so personalized that this will cause some gender identity crises amongst young children, especially.

8. There is bias in this bill since it selects only certain categories or communities of people for presentation as of historical value.

If you wish, please pass this information along to your clubs, fraternal groups, charter schools, political groups, etc., and please consider being prepared to participate in public-peaceful demonstrations in opposition to SB 48 - it is that important.

There is also a federal bill, USHR 458. Sponsored by Louise Slaughter, (D-NY) and entitled Information Equality in School Athletic Programs. This is assigned to the House Education and Workforce Committee. It amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 mandating that coeducational elementary and secondary schools make available information on issues of equality in school athletic programs, and for other purposes.

This stealthy legislation mandates an extensive and expensive reporting system to the federal government on the inclusion in sports activities of the LGBT representation on the part of students and coaches.

Since, as I said above, it is very difficult to identify a transgendered person by appearance. it could mean that all athletic teams would be required to include certain percentages of LGBT persons as team mates and coaches, including use of private and personal facilities usually relegated to single sex usage.

On a more positive note, I end with some good news, since we have increased the number of Republicans and pro-lifers in the Congress, we begin to see legislation seeking protection for the preborn. These legislators need your supportive letters of encouragement to push on to passage or to gaining media attention for these bills.

USS. 91 Roger Wicker (R-MS) Expansion of interpretation of 14th Amendment.Implements equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution to the right to life of each born and unborn human person.

Duncan Hunter, Jr.(R-Ca) also has a bill with this similar title. US HR 374, Extends 14th Amendment to Unborn Humans

USS. 96 David Vitter, (R-LA) Planning Grants for Entities that Perform Abortions.Amends Title X of the Public Health Service Act to remove funding for abortion from that Title. In committee on Education Health Labor and Pensions.

USS.121,David Vitter, (R-LA) Physicians who Perform Abortions. Would permit physicians to admit a patient to a nearby hospital upon whom an abortion has been performed under certain conditions. The act would also provide specific legal protections for the patient. Assigned to the House Education labor Health and Pensions Committee

USS.165, David Vitter, (R-LA) Prohibit Abortion-Related Discrimination.Would amend the Public Health Services Act to prohibit discrimination against any doctor who would refuse to undergo training in abortion procedures. Assigned to Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions.

USS. 167, John Ensign, (R-NV) Minor Transportation and Abortion Decisions.Amends title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across state lines for abortions in circumvention of laws requiring involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

If you choose to contact these legislators, the address for this committee is: US Capitol, Dirksen Blvd $428, Washington DC 20510. Phone 202/224/5375. Apparently there has been no Committee Chairman appointed yet.

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Senate Report Slams Team Obama Over Fort Hood Jihad - Fear Of Identifying Islamism As Enemy

February 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A scathing report released today on the Ft. Hood jihad, produced by Senators, Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins, of the Senate Homeland Security Committee [see, http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/_files/Fort_Hood/FortHoodReport.pdf] charged the national security infrastructure, civilian, military and intelligence with a massive failure to identify Major Nidal Hasan as having become a radical Muslim, transforming himself into a domestic member of the mujahideen.

Below, excerpted from the report.

"Our basic conclusion is as follows...the FBI had specific information concerning the time, place, or nature of the attack, they collectively had sufficient information to have detected Hasan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism but failed both to understand and to act on it. Our investigation found specific and systemic failures in the government's handling of the Hasan case and raises additional concerns about what may be broader systemic issues." [pg. 7]

It's clear that Hasan's metamorphosis, though obvious to his co-workers, was nonetheless ignored:

"Evidence of Hasan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism was on full display to his superiors and colleagues during his military medical training...A JTTF learned that Hasan was communicating with the Suspected Terrorist [editorial note: Anwar al-Awlaki] flagged Hasan's initial [REDACTED] communications for further review... the ensuing inquiry failed to identify the totality of Hasan's communications and to inform Hasan's military chain of command and Army security officials of the fact that he was communicating with a suspected violent Islamist extremist - a shocking course of conduct for a U.S. military officer." [pg. 8]

Intransigence and refusal by the Department of Defense, and by extension the Federal Government, to define the enemy as radical Islam:

"Fifteen days after the Fort Hood attack, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed an independent review panelled by former Secretary of the Army Togo West and the former Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Vern Clark (ret. ), to review the causes of the Fort Hood shootings.. Dpd is reluctant to confront directly the threat of radicalization to violent Islamist extremism...we remain concerned that DoD will not appropriately revise policies to address violent Islamist extremism among service members and that 0 00 personnel will not be specifically trained concern ing violent Islamist extremism." [pg. 48]

Avoidance of the truth which was staring the Gates' Commission in the face:

"DoD avoided referencing violent Islamist extremism explicitly in the West/Clark inquiry into the Fort Hood attack or in the recommendations issued by DoD in response to the review. It wi ll be more difficult for the military to develop effective approaches to countering vio lent Islamist extremism if the identity and nature of the enemy cannot be labeled accurately. Recommendation: DoD leadersh ip should identify the enemy as violent Islamist extremism explicitly and di rectly in order to enab le DoD to confront it effectively and efficiently " [pg. 49]

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ElBaradei Tells Mubarak To Leave Egypt


February 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Mohammed ElBaradei,the former head of the IAEA has become a top contender for leader of a transition government in Egypt even though he says that he "does not necessarily want to replace" Mubarak. He has strong ties to Iran and would include the Muslim Brotherhood in any ruling coalition. Experts say that ElBaradei who is anti-American and anti-Israel is being used by the Muslim Brotherhood as front man in order to come to power. According to Israel National News, "the radical Muslim Brotherhood has become more vocal in its calls for Mubarak's resignation, drowning out several opposition groups that have accepted an offer by newly-appointed vice president Omar Suleiman to negotiate." [see, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/142095]

ElBaradei has said that Friday will be the day that Mubarak leaves the country and that if he does not, he will be "a dead man walking."

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Park 51 And Patriotism - This Is A Joke...Right?

February 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The newly redesigned website for imam Rauf's triumphalist 9/11 mosque project contains a featured section entitled, "Park 51 and Patriotism," written by a lefty lawyer [Seema Saifee ] and mouthpiece for a group of Uighur terrorists who were captured on Afghanistan's battlefields.

Ms. Saifee's argument is that establishing the mosque is consistent with America's respect for religious freedom. However, she seems to have difficulty internalizing how the religious freedom argument [one of many, for sure] which the founders used to justify severing ties with the motherland gnaws against the hand she is attempting to play here.

What the settlers from the old world resisted was the idea of the state imposing a religion, any religion. Specifically, this meant they were rebelling against the Anglican church, the Church of England, established as a breakaway from Roman authority when the pope would not grant Henry VIII the divorce which he sought.

It could have been any religion and that is the key point.

Though she is apparently unmindful of the contradiction, using her logic, Islam of the type that Mr. Rauf espouses [judging from his numerous statements] is exactly what the Founding Fathers detested and why they would have never entertained supporting this provocative undertaking.

It is difficult to find any Muslim society in which religious freedom has any meaning. It is simply the nature of Islam as it is now popularly practiced. In those societies Islamic law is the law.

People like Mr. Rauf, Ms. Saifee and their cohorts present a picture of the religion which is at odds with reality, and that reality is the looming presence of Shari'a as the guiding principle for Muslims...and non-Muslims alike.

When one contemplates a strictly enforced Shari'a, the Taliban or Saudi Arabia or Iran...or [fill in the blank] should come to mind, not religious freedom and the debates which took place during the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Despite hollow assurances that in Islam there is no religious compulsion, in the politicized Islam so ascendant today, religion is all about compulsion, sometimes under pain of death for those [apostates] who try to leave the faith.

In short, the Islam that Mr. Rauf and his mysterious backers are pushing is one that is not only inconsistent with American principles, but one which is subversive and seditious. It is a political ideology, shrouded in religiosity, which seeks to dominate via the constant encroachment of Shari'a into the very fiber of society.

Those who oppose Rauf's mosque, should oppose any mosque built anywhere in the United States by him or under principles similar to his. It's not the location, it's the ideology which will flow from such an institution - Shari'a - one that is distinctly un-patriotic and anti-American.

If Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, George Washington and their brethren had the misfortune to have been born into a Wahhabist theocracy and were somehow allowed to break free, does anyone in their right mind think that they would have allowed such a belief system to masquerade as a religion in a newly founded country and given Constitutional protection to start the process of oppression anew?

Not bloody likely...

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Muslim Brotherhood's Recent Journalism - Radicalism And Support Of Terrorism Unchanged

February 1, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an attempt to stay on top of where the Ikhwan is [publicly, on its toned down English language website] on the Egyptian crisis we go to the source, IkhwanWeb.

Current front page items include this not very reassuring statement regarding Israel:

"...The US, which is often at Israel and beck and call, has been trying to convince leading Arab states that their enemy is Iran and Sunni Islamist movements, such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, not Israel which committed a virtual genocide in Gaza two years ago and is constantly trying to kill the prospects of Palestinian statehood by keeping up the construction of Jewish colonies on stolen Arab land..." [source, Of Course Israel Is Egypt's Enemy, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=27755]

The following item is very interesting, in that court documents once again establish the ties between the Ikhwan and terrorism, in this case its relationship with the Pale terror group Hamas, the reference is to MB Deputy Chairman, Kheirat Al-Shatar.

From IkhwanWeb:

"...Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, the Brotherhood's chief lawyer, explained that President Mubarak's decree to exclude senior detained Brotherhood leaders from the presidential pardon is contrary to the Constitution and deprives them of their legitimate right...Abdel-Maqsoud has noted that the exclusion of Al-Shater and other MB members from the presidential pardon is an abuse of power, demanding their immediate release..." [source, Appeal for MB Deputy Chairman Al-Shater Postponed to February 8 , http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=27912]

From the Middle East Media Research Center [MEMRI]:

"...During the military tribunal of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt General Guide's second deputy, Kheirat Al-Shatar, the prime witness revealed documents attesting to an organizational connection between Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. According to his testimony, the purpose of the Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood coordination was to infiltrate jihadist elements into the Palestinian territories for purposes of military training and establishing armed groups in Egyptian Rafah, the West Bank, and southern Lebanon.." [source, Documents In Egyptian Military Tribunal Reveal Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood Coordination, http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/2728.htm]

Consequently, the MB has a PR problem.

While the group continues to claim moderation [even going to the extent of now hooking up with Islamist stooge Mohammed El-Baradei, who at best turned a blind eye to Iran's nuke program when he served as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1997 to 2009] its English statements, present a very different picture when examined against other public records.

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