PipeLineNews Archives: May 2011

FBI Busts Two Suspected Iraqi Jihadis In Kentucky Then Kowtows To Muslim Community

May 31, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - In a breaking announcement available at the DOJ website [see, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/May/11-nsd-701.html] two Iraqi nationals residing in Bowling Green, Kentucky have been indicted on federal terror charges.

"Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 23, both former residents of Iraq who currently reside in Bowling Green, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green on May 26, 2011. Alwan is charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad; conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) against U.S. nationals abroad; distributing information on the manufacture and use of IEDs; attempting to provide material support to terrorists and to al-Qaeda in Iraq; as well as conspiracy to transfer, possess and export Stinger missiles. Hammadi is charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists and to al-Qaeda in Iraq, as well as conspiracy to transfer, possess and export Stinger missiles."

In what has become standard operating procedure now at Team Obama's DOJ, the announcement was accompanied by the dhimmi-like statement by David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, "Let me be clear that this is not an indictment against a particular religious community or religion. Instead, this indictment charges two individuals with federal terrorism offenses."

We suggest that such attempts to paper over the obvious, that the overwhelming majority of those busted in these types of operations are Muslim, is counterproductive. They send a message of weakness and are by their very nature provocative in that the Fed's reluctance to mention religious fanaticism emboldens those whom DOJ seek to placate. It also makes it exceeding difficult for the few moderate Muslims willing to speak out because the FBI's apologetic statements [aka groveling] make it appear that there is no need for Islamic reformation despite the vast amount of evidence to the contrary.

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Will California Legislation Promote Assisted Suicide?

By CAMILLE GIGLIO

May 30 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a recently online published book entitled: This-Thing-Called-Hospice author Ron Panzer presents compelling arguments that Hospice may be at least one of the vehicles being prepared to actively promote acceptance of assisted suicide.

Currently only Oregon and Washington state have assisted suicide laws on the books. California is amongst 34 states that have, so far, established laws against assisted suicide.

Several states currently have legislation before them that would legalize assisted suicide. Several of these bills have been defeated due, mainly, to their overt pro assisted suicide language in the bills.

In California in 2008, AB 2747, End-Of-Life Decisions, was passed into law. It was heavily opposed by religious, right to life and disability rights groups. It was authored by Assemblywoman Patty Berg, a proponent of assisted suicide and sponsored by Compassion and Choices, a nationwide right to die organization with a branch headquartered in Northern California. http://www.compassionandchoicesnca.org/

The author agreed six (6) times to amend the bill removing the more obvious and egregious wording until it satisfied supporters and benumbed opponents of assisted suicide. It did not usher in official recognition of the act of assisted suicide, but it set up certain standards and approval for which groups' end of life care agenda might be recognized and publicized. That recognition consisted mainly of establishing a website with information available on line. The bill established the Patient's-Right-to-Know all the choices available for end of life health care decisions and it mainstreamed groups like Compassion and Choices, to have direct access to patients.

The following is a direct quote from the Compassion and Choices website for Northern California about AB 2747 [see, http://www.compassionandchoicesnca.org/advocacy.php]

"The Act is the first in the nation to provide terminally ill patients with a full disclosure of, and counseling about, all available end-of-life care options accepted in law and medicine. When requested, information about hospice care, refusal or withdrawing of life-prolonging treatments, voluntary stopping eating and drinking (VSED), palliative care and palliative sedation are discussed with the patient. The Act also requires that health care providers who do not wish to comply with a particular patient's request must refer or transfer the patient to another provider. The law went into effect for Californians on January 1, 2009."

All that has been needed to advance the assisted suicide cause has been opportunity and access to elderly, disabled and vulnerable patients along with tax funding of assisted suicide groups. Patients in their own homes and surrounded by loving family members are pretty difficult to access. Get all these patients out of their homes and into what they like to call home-like atmospheres(dressed up institutions) facilities and you have a captive and vulnerable audience.

Panzer's book strongly suggests that the federal government, through its Affordable Care Act, is positioning Hospice to be the door through which opportunity and access can seek out potential customers.

Ron Panzer is a Director of a Michigan based Organization entitled Hospice Patients Alliance - http://www.hospicepatients.org/. He is very proud of the work of hospice care as originally conceived by Dame Cecely Saunders, in 1979, in London, England.

What Panzer would like everyone to be alert to is that the concept of hospice care - pain and symptom control for a patient in the final six months or so of life, and supportive counseling for the family - has been invaded by groups who also believe that patients should have full control of the ending of their lives even to the point of choosing the means and timing of their own death, including requiring the physician to facilitate that choice. In other words, if I may paraphrase his warning, buyer beware. Know what philosophy you are working with. Is it respect for human life including life at its endings or is it a more humanistic approach to the end of life where the objective is to weigh the benefits against the cost of maintaining life for the individual patient.

During a recent phone interview with Mr. Panzer he pointed out that just a few years ago only 20% of patients with a terminal illness died in a hospice type facility. In 2009 it rose to 40% of patients. hospice receives government funding and is included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Mr. Panzer asserts that hospice care is exempt from cuts in its funding through the PPACA.

For those patients who were on Medicare while receiving their hospice care it was a cost savings to the taxpayer. His book supplies statistics to show that it is less costly to provide hospice care to patients in a medical facility than it is to provide in-home hospice care. Providing pain control and palliative care to patients rather than prescriptions and curative care is cost effective. "The government" said Mr. Panzer, "would like to see 100% of terminally ill patients die in hospice facilities."

In his book he states it this way:

"The top level policymakers have decided that people will die in hospice or palliative care units, and that they will be pushed into hospice through a wide variety of means. $3.6 billion saved in one year. Think that motivates the government? That's nothing compared to the savings when the people placed into hospice doubles in the years to come. That's the plan. If patients are hurried along toward death, the savings skyrocket!" http://www.hospicepatients.org/this-thing-called-hospice.html

In three previous articles I have focused on one piece of California legislation, SB 135, Hospice Facilities, authored by Sen. Ed Hernandez and sponsored by the California Hospice & Palliative Care Association. This bill gives great emphasis to a current segment of the state Health and Safety Code beginning with section 1560 which identifies and provides definitions for several types of medical facilities including Congregate Living Health Facilities - CLHF.

This bill, admittedly, has no direct overt relationship to AB 2747 or any right to die organizations, but its purpose is shrouded in benumbing words and terms. Keeping in mind that the government just might want to get all disabled, elderly and indigent Medicare patients in hospice facilities, congregate living facilities would be authorized to provide for three separate types of licensing of care in the same facility. In other words, a congregate living health facility would have, for example, terminally ill and indigent cancer patients in the final stage of their illness, disabled elderly, but not imminently terminal, patients, even younger patients with a life threatening illness.

This situation, according to Panzer, is a form of stealth euthanasia. Grouping patients with different types and forms of illnesses and different end of life results can become a depressant to the more able and alert patients causing them to lose hope and thereby making them vulnerable to the messages of the assisted suicide philosophy.

There are currently 8000 licensed hospice facilities (including in-home services) in California. SB 135 recognizes that the current law limits hospice facilities to 12 beds. SB 177, Congregate Living Health Facilities, authored by Republican Senator Tony Strickland of Santa Barbara, (who is also a co-author of SB 135, would raise the number of beds (patients) to 24 per facility.

Combine this with screaming newspaper headlines such as "Seniors, disabled in budget cross hairs" an article by Sandy Kleffman of the Bay Area News Group - Contra Costa Times, dated 5/22/2011, designed to put fear into the hearts of all with elderly and fragile senior citizen family members that medical care for their loved ones is about to be drastically reduced. Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal, and a bill passed by state lawmakers in March, would eliminate Medi-Cal funding for 330 adult day health care programs statewide that serve more than 35,000 frail seniors and the disabled.

Further, a quote from Peter Behr, Administrator of the Guardian Center in El Sobrante, California, declares that: "We will be in a world of hurt," Behr said. "It would be a greatly reduced staffing level and a reduced number of people served. Some of them would end up sitting at home, without care.

But there are no funding cuts planned for this program, as a matter of fact legislators are seeking to expand funding.

Operative sections of SB 135 include, "It would amend five sections of the state Health and Safety Code Section beginning with Sec. 1260 relating to hospice care and add two new sections. Congregate Living Health facility - CLHF - would allow for a mix of disabled, terminally ill and frail elderly to live together in a home-like hospice facility. The life expectancy of any one of this group of patients may be anywhere from 6 months to 5 years. It will be staffed by Registered Nurses, physician assistants and Nurse Practitioners along with nutritionists, physical therapists, volunteers and management staff."The bill further states, "The primary need of congregate living health facility residents shall be for availability of skilled nursing care on a recurring, intermittent, extended, or continuous basis. This care is generally less intense than that provided in general acute care hospitals but more intense than that provided in skilled nursing facilities." According to the legislation, this facility would be in close proximity to a hospital and the facility would be limited to 12 beds. The bill creates a new crime and impose a state-mandated local program. These facilities will be entirely supported by federal funds and special funds, or, unless funds are specifically appropriated from the General Fund in the annual Budget Act or other enacted legislation.

The old saying, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck, applies here. The unfortunate reality here is that nobody seems to know what a duck looks like. There are too many different agendas bundled up here. Mr. Panzer being director of a hospice non-profit wants to see hospice care expand. Who would blame him? He just doesn't want it to include assisted suicide. The anti-euthanasia people say, we don't see any connection between AB 2747 and these two bills, SB 135 and SB 177. We need something more definite to fight. And, besides with AB 2747 the fight ended. Compassion and Choices won and we lost. We should have killed AB 2747 instead of allowing it on life support.

The politicians, like Republican Strickland, who apparently sees himself as a maverick legislator, wants to position himself as a compassionate conservative and do a favor for all those nice hospice and religious groups in his Santa Barbara district who are supporting his bill. Can you say re-election?

A spokesperson for Senator Strickland called to state that he would not be honoring our request for him to withdraw his support of these two bills because he doesn't believe that there is any hidden agenda in these bills.

SB 135 passed the Senate Health Committee on 4/27/11. It is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee for May 26, 2011. SB 177 has passed out of the Senate Appropriations so it's well on its way.

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Why Is the American Jewish Committee And Other Jewish Groups Partnering With CAIR In Support Of Shari'a?

May 27, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - In a shockingly bizarre display of multiculturalism, three Jewish groups, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and the Union of Reform Judaism are all apparently partnering with CAIR [the Council on American Islamic Relations, named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation's largest and most successful Hamas terror financing prosecution and widely believed to be a Muslim Brotherhood front group] in opposing an Oklahoma statute which has the intent of stopping the slow encroachment of Shari'a into the public sphere. [see, http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/49526/jewish-groups-us-backing-sharia-law]

The damage these groups are causing is going to be hard to remedy.

1. CAIR is such a discredited organization - due mainly to evidence produced during U.S. vs. Holy Land - that the FBI refuses to have anything to do with them and therefore one of the effects of this partnering is to bestow a mantle of undeserved legitimacy on this group of radical Islamists at precisely the point when knowledge of their true nature is coming into public consciousness.

2. In opposing the Oklahoma bill, these Jewish groups are sending the unmistakable message that Shari'a, which is manifestly hostile to the non-Muslim world, has a rightful place in Western law and culture. This despite the fact that Shari'a has been the most onerous tool which has been used historically to suppress Judaism, Christianity and all other faiths aside from Islam.

3. Those who contend that Shari'a doesn't represent a threat to America are simply ignorant of the impact which Shari'a incursion has already had on U.S. law. In a ground breaking study just released by the Center For Security Policy called Shariah Law and American State Courts the degree to which Shari'a is already being accepted at bar, with 15 trial and 12 appellate court cases cited as evidence of the increasing phenomenon.

From the study's executive summary, pg. 10:

"...Our findings suggest that Shariah law has entered into state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. Some commentators have said there are no more than one or two cases of Shariah law in U.S. state court cases; yet we found 50 significant cases just from the small sample of appellate published cases. Others state with certainty that state court judges will always reject any foreign law, including Shariah law, when it conflicts with the Constitution or state public policy; yet we found 15 Trial Court cases, and 12 Appellate Court cases, where Shariah was found to be applicable in the case at bar. The facts are the facts: some judges are making decisions deferring to Shariah law even when those decisions conflict with Constitutional protections. This is a serious issue and should be a subject of public debate and engagement by policymakers..."

All that can be concluded from this is that the leaders of these Jewish groups who ally in one way or another with CAIR, ISNA and the rest of the American Islamist contingent are tragically misguided.

The case is already closed, Shari'a is actively being promoted as an antidote to Western law and is increasingly being used to determine the outcome of American legal cases.

We suggest that donors to these groups suspend all future giving until and/or unless these harmful practices are addressed and corrected because as it now stands, the AJC, ADL and the Union of Reform Judaism are actively promoting an agenda which is in direct opposition to the interests of their constituencies.

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ISNA's 48th Convention, Jihad Central

May 25, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - In going through the online program [see, http://www.isna.net/Conferences/pages/Main-Session-Topics-and-Invited-Speakers.aspx] for the 48th national convention of the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA, unindicted co-conspirator in U.S. vs. Holy Land and widely believed to be a front organization for the Muslim Brotherhood] we note that many of the speakers have a history of working to advance an Islamist agenda, specifically, to Islamize America and the West.

For example, leading the discussion workshop "Islam, Pluralism and Social Harmony," we find Siraj Wahhaj [a constant speaker on the rubber chicken jihad circuit and listed as a potential unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 plot to bomb New York landmarks] Tariq Ramadan [whose grandfather, Hassan Al Bana founded Egypt's terrorist Muslim Brotherhood] and Feisal Abdul Rauf [the main proponent for building a mega-mosque on the hallowed soil of Ground Zero in Manhattan].

In an article entitled "Tariq Ramadan and the Muslim Brotherhood,"[see reprint at, http://www.facebook.com/notes/tarek-fatah/tariq-ramadan-unveiling-his-muslim-brotherhood-niqab/386474422507] written for the Montreal Gazette by author Tarek Fatah [a Muslim of Pakistani descent] he quoted French journalist Mohammed Sifaoui [also a Muslim] to clarify his opposition to Ramadan's ideology, "Tariq Ramadan is an Islamist. He is among those who want political Islam, the European version of the Muslim Brotherhood, to infiltrate institutions, society, associations, parties, the media and so on, in order to pressure these same societies, to 'reform' them from inside, to Islamize them or re-Islamize them, the better to pervert them, to progressively bring them to accept a medieval vision of the Muslim religion."

Another prominent Islamist working the ISNA gig this year is Yasir Qadhi who is leading the forum, "Empowerment Through Engagement: Creating A Wholeness Society."

Qadhi is an influential American Salafi Muslim [the most radical of the Sunni sects] whose professorial appearance belies his radicalism. In a nearly 9,000 word piece in the NY Times magazine [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/magazine/mag-20Salafis-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1] reporter Andrea Elliott writes about Qadhi's avoidance of the subject of violent jihad, fearing prosecution, "For an ultraconservative cleric like Qadhi, the picture is more complicated. Engaging in a detailed discussion of militant jihad — a complex subject informed by centuries of scholarship — risks drawing the scrutiny of law enforcement and, Qadhi fears, possible prosecution..."

Qadhi is also a Holocaust denier, in a lecture available at [http://vimeo.com/5496661] he is heard recommending a book entitled, "The Hoax of the Holocaust," as well as stating that the Jews, "...want to destroy us."

Aside from the aforementioned individuals, the event's program is simply littered with Islamist speakers, making it difficult for ISNA, with its legal baggage and commitment to radicalism, to shed its image as perhaps America's most dangerous above-ground Muslim organization.

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5-4 Decision: U.S. Supreme Court Liberals Force Release Of 46,000 California Felons

May 23, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - In what is being referred to as, "...perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our Nation's history..." today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision required the State of California to release nearly 50,000 felons from prison, alleging that their further incarceration violates the Constitutional prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment," and, unbelievably agreeing with the lower court, argues that such a wholesale release, "would have little or no impact on public safety..."

The dissent by Justice Thomas and Scalia was immediate and stinging, "Today the Court affirms what is perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our Nation’s history: an order requiring California to release the staggering number of 46,000 convicted criminals. There comes before us, now and then, a case whose proper outcome is so clearly indicated by tradition and common sense, that its decision ought to shape the law, rather than vice versa. One would think that, before allowing the decree of a federal district court to release 46,000 convicted felons, this Court would bend every effort to read the law in such a way as to avoid that outrageous result. Today, quite to the contrary, the Court disregards stringently drawn provisions of the governing statute, and traditional constitutional limitations upon the power of a federal judge, in order to uphold the absurd."

The breathtaking scope of the majority's expansive view of its and other court's judicial authority is indicative of a legal system gone rogue.

Perhaps most ominously, today's version of legislating from the bench casts a pall of doubt on the hope that Obamacare will eventually be overturned by a high court which doesn't feel constrained by America's mere founding documents in doing whatever it feels is politically desirable.

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New Study Demonstrates Shari'a Incursion Into American Legal System

May 23, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - A just released study published by the Center For Security Policy Shariah Lawand American State Courts has documented the increasing degree to which Islamic legal principles are impacting state appellate court cases and thereby changing, from the ground up, the foundation of American law.

From the study's executive summary, pg. 10:

"...Our findings suggest that Shariah law has entered into state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. Some commentators have said there are no more than one or two cases of Shariah law in U.S. state court cases; yet we found 50 significant cases just from the small sample of appellate published cases. Others state with certainty that state court judges will always reject any foreign law, including Shariah law, when it conflicts with the Constitution or state public policy; yet we found 15 Trial Court cases, and 12 Appellate Court cases, where Shariah was found to be applicable in the case at bar. The facts are the facts: some judges are making decisions deferring to Shariah law even when those decisions conflict with Constitutional protections. This is a serious issue and should be a subject of public debate and engagement by policymakers..."

Most of the Western press is either ignoring the trend or attempting to dismiss it as being inconsequential, but the fact remains that the incursion of an alien system of religious law into America's judicial system now has to be considered a clear and present danger to national security because to some degree the process has already been mainstreamed with judges deciding cases on a basis that is clearly not in keeping with Constitutional principles.

Though the study itself presents an alarming picture of the legal process being subverted by activist judges, because it only includes published state appellate level cases, the true extent of the practice is probably even more widespread.

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Muslim Brotherhood's ElBaradei Pressures Egypt's Military Chief, General Tantawi

May 23, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - According to a posting on the Muslim Brotherhood website, Mohammed ElBaradei, probably the most recognizable public face of the organization, met with Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of Egypt's Higher Military Council, to advocate that the country's presidential election should be held before the late summer scheduled parliamentary contest. [see, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28137]

Seemingly in agreement with the MB request, Amr Mousa, the Arab League's Secretary General was also in attendance.

We believe that after this year's Egyptian elections, the ephemera of democracy, designed for Western consumption will evaporate from view, leaving the Muslim Brotherhood effectively in control of Egypt's state apparatus.

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Court Filing Alleges "Clear And Convincing" Evidence Of Iran's "Direct Involvement" In 9/11 Attack

May 20, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Yesterday, attorneys representing families of 9/11 victims made a filing in Manhattan's U.S. District Court, which heavily implicates the Islamic Republic of Iran in the September 11, 2001 jihadist attack undertaken by elements of al-Qaeda.

A website Iran 911 Case, created by the Philadelphia law firm headed by Thomas Mellon, Jr. [lead attorney in a 9/11 suit filed on behalf of Fiona Havlish, whose husband, Donald perished in the WTC's North Tower] claims that, "...Iran played a key role in planning and facilitating the 9/11 attacks and called on the U.S..."

The posting also states, "Representing eight law firms from across the United States, the attorneys and their team of investigators have turned up convincing evidence that Imad Mughniyah was the main liaison between Iran's leadership and al Qaeda and that Mughniyah played an active role in planning the 9/11 attacks. Mughniyah, a Lebanese Shiite, was a top commander in Hezbollah, the terrorist organization created and supported by Iran since the early 1980s. Mughniyah was assassinated on February 14, 2008, in Damascus, Syria."

The central focus of the filing pertains to the actions of Imad Mughniyah, who is no stranger to terrorism having been accused, "...of masterminding the April 1983 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, that killed 63 people, the October 1983 simultaneous attacks on the U.S. and French military barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. Marines and 58 French soldiers; and the kidnapping and murder of numerous U.S. hostages in Lebanon, including the CIA's Beirut station chief William Buckley and U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel Richard Higgins."

Mughniyah is also thought to have been a key player in the, "...1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847...the murder of U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem, and by Interpol for his role in the 1992 attack on the Israeli Embassy, and the July 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish community center, both in Buenos Aires."

The new evidence was obtained as a result of a private investigation undertaken by the legal team, which formed a panel of experts including three former 911 Commission members who sifted through testimony taken from, "...former U.S. Government and intelligence officials, members of the 9/11 Commission staff, former Iranian intelligence officers, and a wide variety of non-governmental experts and fact witnesses..."

The investigation reveals for the first time the existence of hard evidence of Iran's intimate involvement in aiding al-Qaeda both before and after the attacks, a connection the 911 Commission was still working on as its report was published.

As attorney Tim Fleming states, "Imad Mughniyah was known to be an agent of Iran, running terrorist operations for Iran and Hezbollah. Mughniyah's participation in the hijackers' preparations for the 9/11 attacks leaves no doubt that Iran was directly involved in, and had foreknowledge of, a planned terrorist attack on the U.S."

He added that the 911 Commission had determined that, "after 9/11, Iran and Hezbollah wished to conceal any past evidence of cooperation with Sunni terrorists associated with al Qaeda.'"

It has long been known that despite sectarian differences between Shia Iran and the Sunni led al-Qaeda, there has been a degree of cooperation between the two seemingly antagonistic groups. If this new information proves to be valid, it will be a game changer, entirely transforming the nature of the still festering controversy regarding the American incursion into Iran. Moreover it will provide some measure of closure for the 911 families as well as Americans in general as the true dimensions and nature of Islamic jihadism comes better into focus.

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Muslim Brotherhood Moves to Further Radicalize Al-Azhar Imam Factory

May 18, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - An article from the MB's English website archives indicates that despite claims to the contrary, the Muslim Brothers are rapidly taking steps to prepare the way for an Islamist, Shari'a compliant Egypt.

The pathway the MB has chosen is to bring Al-Azhar university, Egypt's 1,000 year old training ground for imams, under its control so that the institution can take the lead in further Islamizing the country's infrastructure through a renewed emphasis on Shari'a.

The MB views Al-Azhar as having fallen under Western influence, via the influence of the Mubarak government, their prescription is to change the method whereby the university's Grand Sheikh is selected. Until now, he had been appointed by the government, the suggested change is to have a committee of Shari'a scholars "elect" him, thus cementing the MB, Shari'a and Al-Azhar into a powerful triadic partnership.

"The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Institute, Dr Ahmad el-Tayeb decided to form a specialized legal committee to begin amending Law 103 of 1961, regarding the reform of Al-Azhar, indicating that Al-Azhar University and its mosque, for many years, has been losing public credibility, as it is seen as little more than a mouthpiece for the Egyptian government....He also called for the establishment of a council of scholars and leaders in Islamic Shariah that would be responsible for electing the future Sheikh of Al- Azhar, instead of appointing him..." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28243&ref=search.php]

The importance of the Shari'a component in this move can't be underestimated. As Dr. Bernard Lewis stated in his 2007 [interestingly archived at the MB website] AEI sponsored Irving Kristol lecture.

Referring to the centrality of Islam and Shari'a in Muslim life, Mr. Lewis said, "Here I would remind you that we are dealing not only with a different religion but also with a different concept of what religion is about, referring especially to what Muslims call the shari`a, the holy law of Islam, covering a wide range of matters regarded as secular in the Christian world even during the medieval period, but certainly in what some call the post-Christian era of the Western world..."

Further defining the all-encompassing nature of Shari'a, Lewis states, "I mentioned earlier the important difference in what one means by religion. For Muslims, it covers a whole range of different things--marriage, divorce, and inheritance are the most obvious examples. Since antiquity in the Western world, the Christian world, these have been secular matters. The distinction of church and state, spiritual and temporal, lay and ecclesiastical is a Christian distinction which has no place in Islamic history and therefore is difficult to explain to Muslims, even in the present day. Until very recently they did not even have a vocabulary to express it..." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=15399&ref=search.php]

As heretofore mentioned, the role of Al-Azhar university has been, for a millennium, to train Sunni imams. In the 20th century it became commonplace for American imams to be selected upon recommendations from abroad, often from the ilk of Al-Azhar graduates.

"...The next summer, Mr. Shata took a call from an imam in Brooklyn...The mosque was looking for a replacement, and Mr. Shata had come highly recommended by a professor at Al-Azhar...Most imams are recruited to American mosques on the recommendation of other imams or trusted scholars abroad..." [source, New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/05/nyregion/05imam.html?ei=5070&en=47fa873301714b24&ex=1170046800&pagewanted=all]

To gauge the nature of Shata's brand of Islam, please refer to the following sermon entitled, "Why they hate Islam," during which he demonstrates Islam's triumphalism and casts the "battle" between believers and non-believers as one between good and evil.

"...Allah knows what you do not, and from that moment a battle waged on that persists till this very day between the message of prophet Mohammed, praise and peace be upon him, and those that deprecate its validity. Till judgment day this battle shall persist...whomever of you who converts away from the faith is a nonbeliever...and their punishment is the hellfire...this battle between good and evil is part of the balance of nature...it is part most importantly of the Sunnah of Allah..." [source, http://www.redashata.com/English/index.php?page=sermons Why They Hate Islam]

One can immediately grasp from the imam's exegesis, the Al-Azhar hard-line, Islam is intended to be the dominant world religion and the battle to establish it is a war of good versus evil that will be fought until "judgment day."

We suggest, that if the intended "reforms" at Al-Azhar proposed by the MB come to fruition, one of the effects down the line will be to further radicalize American imams, thereby hastening the effort to make the U.S. a shari'a compliant nation. That such a development would be detrimental in the extreme, to the maintenance of a republican form of government is axiomatic.

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PipeQuotes: Fox News Targeted, ADL Conducts Hit On Civil Rights Attorney David Yerushalmi, Senator Durbin Outed As Fraud

March 29, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Today's PQ leads noting that well funded neo-Marxists are expanding their 5 year plan [so far very successful, right guys?] to take down the 800 pound cable gorilla, Fox News.

1. As detailed in Politico, Media Matters has in a rededicated effort, "declared war on Fox News."

"..The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of guerrilla warfare and sabotage" aimed at the Fox News Channel...The group is assembling a legal team...it has hired..experienced reporters, Joe Strupp...to dig into Fox's operation to help assemble a book on the network, due out in 2012..." [source, Media Matters' war against Fox]

We find it fascinating that one of the new team of media assassins it has hired is Joe Strupp, ex of Editor & Publisher Magazine.

At E&P, his columns often descended into the netherworld with him demonstrating a penchant for feeding on the warm entrails of the recently demised, a classic case of which was a hit piece on Ronald Reagan, just hours after the great man had passed away. He also was fond of hectoring the mainstream press to further politicize the war in Iraq, as if that were possible at a time when major U.S. newspapers carried as a gruesome body count, the number of U.S. Servicemen KIA above the fold.

So it seems that in Strupp MM is getting both what it wants and deserves.

We can't exactly imagine Murdoch, Ailes and Beck shaking in their boots, unless its from unrestrained laughter.

2. Also of note, the Anti Defamation League [ADL] has mounted a vicious attack on civil rights activist attorney David Yerushalmi, because we must assume, he has strayed from ADL's apparent belief that Shari'a presents no problem to religious liberty.

The ADL's attack is so over-the-top we are not going to quote it, but we will point out that such irresponsible behavior is not new to the group.

Village Voice Writer, Tom Robbins Joins CAIR's Stealth Jihad

By William Mayer

March 28, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a January 19 Village Voice piece, Tom Robbins says some rather harsh things about the anti-Shari'a video, The Third Jihad [actually The Third Jihad - Radical Islam's Vision for America], apparently believing his characterization to be akin to a conviction on charges of Islamophobia - fortunately this isn't Europe...yet.

"...a spectacularly offensive smear of American Muslims...72 minutes of gruesome footage of bombing carnage, frenzied crowds, burning American flags, flaming churches, and seething mullahs. All of this is sandwiched between a collection of somber talking heads informing us that, while we were sleeping, the international Islamist Jihad that wrought these horrors has set up shop here and is quietly going about its deadly business..." [source, http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-01-19/columns/nypd-cops-training-included-an-anti-muslim-horror-flick/]

Excepting the smear innuendo, the basic take is correct, the film accurately portrays the bloody Islamic jihad, pulling no punches.

This is the reality of the Islamist juggernaut to install Shari'a everywhere, at any cost, and Mr. Robbins has the good sense not to deny the authenticity of the images depicted in the video, which is the face of Islamist violence justified by its own practitioners using the Qur'an.

The author contends that members of the New York Police Dept. [and we must assume all law enforcement in general] should never be shown this type of material as a component of their anti-terrorism training. In this twisted perspective, blinding those in the front lines of the battle is infinitely preferable to being subjected to charges of religious or ethnic bigotry.

Powerful Financial Interests Augur Against Catholic Bishops Moving To Defund Planned Parenthood

By William Mayer

March 25, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an official 2009 document prepared by Catholic Charities USA [see, http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/NetCommunity/Document.Doc?id=1924] the organization details its activities, including expenditures as well as income, in that calendar year.

For those not intimately familiar with the workings of this national social welfare group, the amount of funding it has to work with might come as a surprise, $4,270,309,450, a lot of money no matter how one looks at it.

Even more revelatory, of the $4.2B dollar amount, fully 67% comes from the government. That means that nearly $3B of the total, 2 out of every 3 dollar received is dependent upon the largesse of the fed and provided, I think it would be safe to say, without the full knowledge of hard-strapped American taxpayers.

There are a number of reasons why this information is important, primarily because of the potentially corrosive, morally corruptive effect it might have upon Catholic policy makers.

A recent extensive investigation undertaken by this author [see Bitter Harvest: How Marxist "Progressives" Have Infiltrated the American Catholic Church] and prefaced in a companion piece [please refer to The U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops' Dereliction Of Duty On Pro Life Matters] arrive at two disturbing conclusions:

1. That the Church has primarily, over the last few generations especially, steadily increased its political activity, under the guise of "Social Justice," and that the majority component of this political activism is slanted in a hard-left philosophical direction, we believe in a manner inconsistent with any reasonable construction of traditional Catholic theology.

2. That despite the undeniably pro-life rhetoric coming out of the American Catholic Bishops' executive body, the USCCB, the organization has adamantly refused to even take a position on efforts to defund America's single largest provider of abortion, Planned Parenthood.

Bigoted Dutch Muslim Leader Claims Geert Wilders, "Is In The Service Of Israel"

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

March 24, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The head of the National Council of Moroccans in Holland, Mohamed Rabbae, is claiming that a prominent politician is essentially a political agent of Israel, "Wilders is a racist in the service of Israel," he stated in an interview during a rally in Amsterdam supposedly against discrimination. Rabbae is one of the Muslims who is suing Wilders for discrimination and religious bigotry. [Translated from the Dutch, a video of the interview can be accessed here, http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/9344556/___Wilders_is_racist_in_dienst_van_Isral___.html?p=19,2]

According to Elsevier magazine, Rabbae sees Wilders as the instrument of an Israeli conspiracy to drive Muslims from Europe. Wilders responded in the same publication, stating that "Rabbae's remarks are proof of unprecedented foolishness and nonsense. Let's leave it at that" [source, Elsevier, translated from the Dutch, http://www.elsevier.nl/web/Nieuws/Politiek/292664/Mohamed-Rabbae-Wilders-is-instrument-van-Israel.htm]

Breaking, Israel Under Islamist Terror Attacks In Multiple Locations, Many Feared Dead

March 23, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a breaking story according to multiple news sources including Haaretz, " Two, Grad rockets hit Be'er Sheva; IAF strikes Gaza launching squad. Eight mortar shells hit western Negev between the two attacks on Be'er Sheva, and within hours of another strike on Ashdod...." [source, Haaretz Service, http://www.haaretz.com/]

Additionally, a massive explosive device, apparently placed in t a phone booth was detonated at Jerusalem bus station, "Explosive device detonated at phone booth near Jerusalem bus stop Wednesday afternoon; 59-year-old woman killed in blast, at least 38 people wounded in attack..." [source, YNet News, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4046677,00.html]

Today's bloody attacks, building on the atrocity just a few weeks ago, where a family was butchered by Hamas, are bound to cause a major shake-up in Israel's thinking regarding its policies vis-a-vis the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and the viability of a "Palestinian State."

Obama's Magical Mystery Tour - 10 Reasons Why The Attack On Libya Was Ill Advised

March 22, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In discussing this matter we must leave aside the craven hypocrisy of a claimed anti-interventionist [who, along with the Dem leadership, actively sought the defeat of the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan...uhhh before he had to...well...take responsibility for the consequences of his actions] turning a poverty stricken, godforsaken, but sovereign Middle Eastern county [with oil] into a shooting gallery. The left owns this territory so thoroughly, no explanation is needed.

Now it is a given that Muammar Gadhafi is a despot [arguably certifiable and in desperate need of a new couturier], a terrorist and an enabler of terrorism. None of this is really news in his neighborhood.

One would have thought given Mr. Obama's heated and irresponsible rhetoric regarding the military conflicts in which America was then and is still currently involved, that barring an extreme act of provocation, attacking Libya would not rank very high on his to-do list.This of course makes a big assumption, that TeamObama actually has the level of focus necessary to think about international relations in such an ordered manner.

So the attack is simply inexplicable and we believe indefensible.

Below ten quick reasons - in no particular order - why this action should never have been seriously contemplated, let alone carried out.

1. Libya poses no national threat to us [or any signatory to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization], many other countries do but we don't bomb them with no provocation, we don't even go out of our way to say harsh things about the worst of them in public. Dozens upon dozens of countries abuse their citizens, it's the rule not the exception throughout the world and by the standards of the machete brutality constantly on display in places like Africa, Gadhafi is a candidate to baby sit your kids. There are fleets of pirates operating off the coast of Somalia who have recently murdered Americans...were their villages leveled with cruise missiles? If so, the news never made the NY Times.

The U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops' Dereliction Of Duty On Pro Life Matters


REFUSAL TO TAKE AFFIRMATIVE STAND SUPPORTING DE-FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD, A MAJOR BREACH OF FAITH

By WILLIAM MAYER

March 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As should be painfully obvious at this late date, the Catholic Church is operating in a crisis mode, largely driven by twin scandals.

The first being the matter of priestly sexual abuse, with an estimated 4,692 priests [source, John Jay /Bishop's Accountability Report, pg. 26, http://www.bishop-accountability.org/reports/2004_02_27_JohnJay_revised/2004_02_27_John_Jay_Main_Report_Optimized.pdf the John Jay Report] having been accused of this horrific offense.

Of course allegations and convictions are entirely separate matters, but here too the Church has erred in dealing with the problem in such secrecy that the process can be characterized as at best, opaque. Again, estimates vary, but the consensus seems to be that approximately $500,000,000 in settlements have been paid out so far.

The second, most recent and continuing scandal has been the USCCB's substantial funding, through its "social justice" sub-directorate, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development [CCHD], of hard-left, sometimes neo-Marxist political organizations, under the guise of outreach to the poor and disadvantaged. Some of these are nothing more than front groups, created by Saul Alinsky 1. a communist fellow traveler.

Though some of the most obvious of these abuses have been addressed by USCCB/CCHD, it was only done grudgingly, its hand forced by public outrage rather than any process of internal review.

The negative impact caused by these matters has battered both the credibility of and most importantly, the moral teaching authority that the Church had only a few generations ago.

Despite Catholicism being in such a state of tumult and increasingly rent by schismatic sectarianism, the one remaining theological anchor that unified the majority of the Catholic world was respect for the sanctity of life, with about 60% of the laity opposed to abortion [see, 2009 Gallup Poll, http://www.gallup.com/poll/117154/catholics-similar-mainstream-abortion-stem-cells.aspx]. That approximately 4 out of 10 Catholics disagree with this basic faith proposition, is itself indicative of uncertainty about the authenticity of this supposedly foundational principle.

Iran, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Interesting Revelations by "Wikileaks"

By EMERSON VERMAAT

March 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It was on February 5, 2011, that British Special Forces (SAS) in Afghanistan seized a convoy of 48 powerful Iranian rockets destined for Taliban fighters. (The story leaked to the press one month later, though). "The 122mm rockets have twice the range and twice the blast radius of the Taliban's more commonly used 107mm missiles and have not been seen in action against NATO forces for the past four years," The Telegraph, a British newspaper, reported on March 9. "The rockets have a range of more than 12 miles and shower shrapnel to a radius of nearly 100 feet." British Foreign Secretary William Hague was quoted as saying: "I am extremely concerned by the latest evidence that Iran continues to supply the Taliban with weaponry ? weapons clearly intended to provide the Taliban with the capability to kill Afghan and ISAF soldiers from a significant range."

It was by no means the first time that the radical Iranian Shia regime supplied weapons to the Sunni Taliban terrorists. They did so on numerous occasions before, for example in 2007 when NATO forces discovered Iranian anti-tank grenades in the Western Afghan province of Farah. And on December 18, 2010, an officer of the elite Al-Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was captured by US special forces in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. He was described as "a key Taliban weapons facilitator.'"

How Do You Collectivize Education? One Bill At A Time

HOW FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS ARE PLANNING YOUR FUTURE

By CAMILLE GIGLIO

March 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Much is being written about the changes and reforms being planned in education. Every special interest group, government agency, union, community nonprofit and mega business seemingly has its own plan for the education of our students. The classroom and its outcome or end product has become an extension of big business' planning department. People such as Bill and Melinda Gates think they can already predict many workers will be needed in various industries at specific points in the future.

This is nothing short of the collectivization of education, already a government monopoly, to produce a society deemed appropriate by the social engineers.

The federal government is in the process of analyzing its various departments to determine how many future employees will need to graduate with the proper credentials to fill positions. President Obama has been quoted as stating that the federal government needs the best and brightest of the future students and he has spent his time visiting some of the potential role-model schools for producing those future leaders of bureaucracy - meet Big Brother.

Will Moroccan Financed Institution In Amsterdam Become A Jihad Center?

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

March 18, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Geert Wilders, the head of Holland's Freedom Party, says that a Moroccan cultural center aimed at strengthening ties between Moroccans and Dutch will achieve exactly the opposite.

The politician stated that, "The Moroccan government should not in any way be involved with Moroccans in Holland." The center is to be financed by the Moroccan government for the purpose of providing Moroccan youth with a greater knowledge of their culture. [source, http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/9301402/__PVV_tegen_Marokkanencentrum__.html?sn=binnenland,buitenland]

Wilders thinks that the center will work against the integration of Moroccans in Holland, already a huge problem in the Netherlands, and has asked for clarification from the Minister of Internal Affairs. The Moroccan Minister for migrant affairs made the announcement while in Amsterdam, expressing his "satisfaction" at how well Moroccans had integrated there.

A Prosperous Uganda: Developing Country's Oil And Gas Reserves Will Create Prosperity

By CYRIL BOYNES, Jr.

March 17, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - I am of a Christian background. However, one of my favorite people was Jewish, and another is Muslim.

The Jewish man was business professor and author Julian Simon. He taught that people are the world's most valuable resource, and the "ultimate resource" is our creative intellect.

The Muslim is Bangladeshi banker and economist Muhammad Yunus. He says "poor people are like bonsai trees," planted in a little pot. "There is nothing wrong with their seeds. It's just that society never gave them an adequate soil base to grow."

"Once the poor can unleash their energy and creativity," Dr. Yunus continues, "poverty will disappear very quickly. The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world. All we have to do is free them from the chains that governments have put around them."

We need freedom, and opportunities to get an education and open businesses. We need a government and legal system that protects our property rights and contracts, regulates dangerous pollution and activities, and protects us from criminals and unscrupulous business people, but without having so many rules that people and businesses cannot function properly.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Iran And Re-establishing The Caliphate

March 16, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A March 14 posting at Ikhwanweb, the Muslim Brotherhood's official English website, reveals that it has had "informal," ties with Iran's Shia theocracy for years.

"The Muslim Brotherhood seeks unity between Muslims calling for justice, civil society and a free and fair political arena. As part of its strategy it engages with nations ?like Iran ? and groups ? like Hamas - that would otherwise perhaps be ostracized, a move that would only isolate and inflate division and conflict...In this context, the Muslim Brotherhood has maintained informal ties with Iran for many years. Under the influence of the tolerant Brotherhood, Egyptians are more comfortable with Shiite Islam than other Sunnis in other Arab countries." [source, MB website, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28217]

This is obviously an effort to unify and unite the Ummah, the Arabic word for the Muslim world community, a goal much desired by Islamists, knowing that their dream of a worldwide caliphate can't come to pass, unless some level of unity is established. The immense political power which Iran's nuke program would lend to such a unification would be substantial, a point which is probably wasted on Team Obama's inept State Department [who is Hillary having tea with today?].

Eminent American Muslim Jurist, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Declares Devout Muslims Must Observe Shari'a In All Aspects Of Life

March 15, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, has attained an unchallenged eminence among American Muslims, despite his problematic associations.

He is the past President of the Islamic Society of North America, notorious for it having been named by government prosecutors in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [the largest and most successful - all defendants convicted on all 108 charges - American prosecution of Hamas funding] under the heading, "List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers*"

The group was specifically identified under the additional heading, "The following are individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood." [source, view the government document here, archived at the Investigative Project on Terrorism, List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers*

Mr. Siddiqi is so prominent an authority among American Muslims that he is the Chairman of the Executive Council of The Fiqh Council of North America - itself an affiliate of ISNA - [source, http://www.fiqhcouncil.org/node/6].

The Fiqh Council is entrusted with making determinations regarding Islamic law, Shari'a. It issues fatwas, legally binding opinions, regarding such matters. One might liken it to an Islamic court of appeal.

Saudi/Gulf States Military Assistance To Bahrain Had Approval Of White House?

March 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Over the past few days a relatively small Gulf State military force, led by Saudi Arabia has entered Bahrain, intending to quell the increasing unrest in the country primarily led by its Shia majority. The force is apparently there with the blessing of Bahrain's ruling monarchy.

So far the WH has been mum on the troop movement.

The latest out of the State Dept. was a formulaic statement issued by the now departed P.J. Crowley, "The United States is very concerned by recent violence surrounding protests in Bahrain. We have received confirmation that two protesters in Bahrain were recently killed, and offer our condolences to the families and friends of the two individuals who lost their lives. The United States welcomes the Government of Bahrain's statements that it will investigate these deaths, and that it will take legal action against any unjustified use of force by Bahraini security forces. We urge that it follow through on these statements as quickly as possible. We also call on all parties to exercise restraint and refrain from violence." [source, http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/02/156626.htm]

Bahrain occupies a strategic location in the Middle East, lying just off the East coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf.

To its East is Iran, less than 400 km away.

More importantly, Manama, Bahrain [its capital, with a population of less than 200,000] is the home of the United States Fifth Fleet, more properly The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command U.S. Fifth Fleet Combined Maritime Forces, which has maintained a presence [though not of the current dimensions] in the country since 1949, when it was still under British control.

New Al-Qaeda Publication Honors Role Of Muslim Women In Jihad

March 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As detailed by Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism, New Magazine Aims to Push Jihadi Women, al-Qaeda is now specifically targeting Muslim women, praising and alerting them for a potentially greater role in keeping the jihad alive and on track.

This greater presence, is at once an effort to shift as well as redefine the role of jihadist Muslim women, from that of front-line Islamist killer, ala suicide bomber, Wafa Idris, to that of "home maker to the jihad."

"The Majestic Woman portrays the women of al-Qaida primarily as mothers, sisters, and daughters of the jihad, not warriors. Strict observance of mandates of Shariah law, such as the niqab, and support for their husbands, forms the primary basis of their jihad. Many of the articles also cover character development, stressing the importance of providing a calm and peaceful home. The article 'Tolerance and Patience' shows them as the keepers of the home front. "That is of considerable importance, my sister in Islam, that you produce from your home a delicious meal, with is beautiful and soothing," the article says. 'He finds in the marriage his rest after the misery; he finds in you the home and warmth after hardship.'"

The mind reels - "Hello my beloved, how was work today? Insha'Allah, it wasn't too stressful. Why don't you take off those blood soaked fatigues, slip into something a little more comfortable and watch al-Jazeera until dinner is ready..."

Atrocity In Israel - Islamists Butcher Family, Including Babies - Gaza Rejoices

March 13, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Friday night, in the Jewish town of Itamar, Israel, a team of Muslim terrorists slipped through the security barrier and broke into the residence of Udi and Ruth Fogel.

What followed were acts of cruelty so ghastly that most media sources have refused to publish the images, assuming they gave the attack any mention at all.

Entering the home, apparently through an open window, during the Jewish Sabbath [Shabbat] these barbarians proceeded to butcher the family.

According to combined sources, they somehow missed the family's 6 year old son, who was sleeping on the couch but found the father in the bedroom, asleep with a new born baby whereupon their throats were slashed, nearly to the point of decapitation.

The mother, upon leaving the bathroom while the mayhem was occurring, was set upon by these animals, and stabbed to death.

They then entered the bedroom of the 11 year old son, who was reading on his bed. They also slashed his throat, killing him like the parents. The also killed his three year old brother, stabbing him several times through the heart.

Fortunately, in their haste, they missed the 2 year old who was also sleeping, but apparently in a separate room.

The killers then left the residence and fled through the same breach in the security fence they has used as an entry point.

One member of the family, an older daughter had been out, but returning to her home became alarmed when she found the door locked.

She went to a nearby house, where a Rabbi lived and they both returned and woke the 6 year old son who had slept through the ordeal. He then unlocked the door. The Rabbi departed but quickly returned with a weapon when the daughter - assaulted by the butchery - ran screaming from the house. The Rabbi fired several shots into the air to alert the defense team.

Finding suspicious footprints, at 3:30 a.m., Saturday morning, the security team followed them back to the Arab village of Avrata.

All told, 5 were mercilessly slaughtered like cattle, Udi [36], Ruth [35], Yoav [11], Elad [4] and Hadas [3 months].

In a related event, upon the announcement of this atrocity in Hamas governed Gaza, citizens passed out candy and rejoiced. [source, Israel News http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4041106,00.html]

"Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.

Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy "is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank."

It's impossible to put into words the dimension of the evil that Islamic jihad represents. No words or grouping thereof can do these acts of depraved religious violence justice, so we have decided to let the following pictures give testament to the evil which Western civilization is facing and refuses to adequately confront.

For the entire article, please follow the headline link.

Sarkozy Gets Tough With French Islamists - Fires "Diversity" Advisor, Abderrahmane Dahmane, After Threat

March 11, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, which contains Europe's largest Muslim population, has fired his diversity advisor, Abderrahmane Dahmane, after he urged Muslims to quit Sarkozy's UMP party, upon the disclosure that a scheduled national debate regarding whether Islam's codes are compatible with a free society, would go forward.

Over the last 5 years France has been the scene of numerous Muslim uprisings, usually accompanied by riots and car burnings. The resentment lingers however, with swaths of largely Muslim areas now being considered "no-go" zones by the police.

According to the BBC [see, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12714957] it seems that Mr. Dahmane's commitment to diversity is less than total:

House Democrats Doing Bidding Of Islamists - Alleging American, "Anti-Muslim Sentiment"

March 10, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On the eve of Representative Peter King's historic and long overdue investigation into the causative factors behind the increasing radicalization of American Muslims, some Democrat legislators are launching an all-out campaign of disinformation, smearing the American public as being Islamophobic.

In this effort they are carrying water for Islamist groups, who are rightfully fearful of what Mr. King's hearings might uncover.

Below a "Sense of Congress" "Dear Colleague," resolution being pushed by John Conyers [D, MI], Andre Carson [D, IN] and Hansen Clarke [D, MI], which states, "...the federal government should take steps to counter anti-Muslim sentiment. Over the last decade, the American Muslim community has confronted a festering level of suspicion which has manifested itself in hostile government policies and bias from the general public..."

Bridges TV Co-Founder, Muzammil Hassan, Receives Maximum Sentence For Beheading Of Wife

March 9, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Muzzammil Hassan, a Pakistani born 46 year old television entrepreneur was sentenced today for the brutal beheading of his wife, Aasiay, receiving the maximum sentence for second degree murder, 25 years to life.

We remain mystified why such a cold blooded act could be defined as anything other than murder in the first degree.

Muzammill and Aasiay established the Muslim-centric Bridges TV in 2004 [visit website, http://www.bridgestv.com/]

The company claims that, "Bridges TV is the first channel of its kind that offers a broad range of lifestyle oriented programming that aims to foster a greater understanding between the West and MESA (Middle Eastern/South Asian) religions, its cultures, and diverse populations." [source, http://www.bridgestv.com/AboutUs_Company.aspx]

To gather some perspective regarding Bridges' content one can visit the network's Top News stories on its index page, which carries a report on the Peter King hearings on American Muslim radicalization, which commence tomorrow. Solicited for comment on the hearings was the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] spokesman Ibrahim Hooper.

Melvin Bledsoe, Father Of Abdulhakim Muhammad - Little Rock Recruiting Center Jihadist - To Testify At King Hearings

March 8, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Melvin Bledsoe the heartbroken father of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad [aka, Carlos Leon Bledsoe] - responsible for the 2009 jihadist attack on the Little Rock Army Recruiting Center, killing one and wounding another - is slated to appear as a witness on the third panel of Rep. Peter King's investigation into the rise of radicalism among domestic Muslims.

We assume the purpose of Mr. Bledsoe's appearance is to trace the path his son took in becoming an Islamic holy warrior/mujahideen/jihadist, and he has a wealth of information to impart.

As per standard operating procedure these days, law enforcement officials have been tight lipped regarding Muhammad's reason for the shootings, clearly nervous at the prospect of having to deal with the defendant's claimed membership in al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula and his proud Islamism.

In a series of notes sent to the Memphis based newspaper, Commercial Appeal and also to Judge Herbert W. Wright, a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge, Muhammad provided great insight into his motivation for his rampage, which he claimed was Islamic law:

Below from these letters:

"...how I became Muslim. I don't believe in the word "convert." What I use "revert" because we Muslims believe that all mankind are born into Islam...I went to Yemen to learn, meaning more about Islam...Yemen is quoted from our beloved Prophet...as a place of faith and wisdom...it is one of the few places left in the Islamic world where people are actually still Muslims...[speaking of his source of income in Yemen]...I felt uncomfortable teaching the language of the Enemy to my brothers and sisters...my wife's [he was married in Yemen] family is from Abyan...which was bombed by American drones...by O'l Uncle Sam...they claimed they targeted a meeting of the Mujahedeen...I read a statement from our Shaykh "Anwar Al Awlaki," and he said that they killed 17 women and 23 kids...We want revenge...They kill our soldiers, we kill theirs, but if they bomb our women, children and elders Guess what? We'll bomb theirs..the apostates of Yemeni government are true dogs. I wish I had some of their blood on my hands..."

Commentary - Government Funded "Science," Toxins Move Up On The Worry List

By DENNIS T. AVERY

March 8, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Forty thousand researchers and clinicians have just written to the journal Science -through their professional societies-asking for broader and quicker testing of "new chemicals in our environment." Eight societies, including the geneticists, endocrinologists, developmental biologists and others say that 12,000 new substances are being registered with the America Chemical Society every day. They admit that not many of these "new substances" will ever make it into the environment.

Still, the societies are asking the federal government to broaden testing beyond toxicology, into such unproven dangers as trace levels of bodily toxins and potential endocrine disruption. This would, of course, employ far more of the learned societies' members.

Do these professional societies think they have learned a lesson from the climate modelers? To wit: if you want more of your members profitably employed, get the Feds to give them lots of nice, salaried government jobs with hefty retirements-to solve some newly concocted media-driven scare The public is always looking for another scare to tickle their fear genes and the congress will happily fund such projects, with your money.

Turkish Journalists Arrested In Suspicious "Plot" To Overthrow Government

March 7, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With the Middle East in turmoil with a substantial Islamist component, Turkey seems to be following suit. Regardless the matter of these arrests may be far more complex and murky than they appear, given the so-far known facts.

EuroNewsNet [http://www.euronews.net/2011/03/07/concern-as-turkish-journalists-charged-with-terrorism/] today reported that, "...four journalists and a writer," have been arrested, charged in an alleged plot to overthrow the government.

The men are claimed to have been associated with a group characterized as being "ultra nationalist," and expressed vigorous criticism of the current regime in their writing.

There are reportedly hundreds arrested on similar accusations, some of them have been held for years with no prospect of ever coming to trial.

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [chairman of the AK party] has been widely considered to be a moderate Muslim, despite his calculated anti-Semitism, which has become notorious.

King Hearings: The Left, Free Speech And Shari'a

EFFORT TO STOP KING HEARINGS, AN ATTEMPT TO IMPOSE SHARI'A PRINCIPLES

March 7, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The prospect of Congressman Peter King's hearings, investigating the extent to which Muslim Americans have become radicalized, especially since 9/11, has whipped America's dominant political culture into a Pavlovian froth not seen for decades.

They are scared to death, causing the Obama administration and its allies to attempt to crucify Mr. King even before the gavel falls on Thursday.

Last week we documented in Breaking! - Capitol Hill Alarmed Over Intimidation By Islamist Groups Preceding King Hearings the extent to which long time Democrat members of the House were working behind the scenes to scuttle King's investigation, casting him as a bigot - a standard talking point of the left. This effort at intimidating Mr. King's rightful pursuit, legitimized by Congress' oversight authority, extends to the ludicrous, where a DailyKos staffer/organizer/trainer [think ACORN with Soros funding and a collectivist philosophy] trying to be passed off as a legitimate presenter in a Congressionally organized and endorsed event.

All of this was entirely expected and predictable. The enemies of traditional America, know that King is, with this investigation, in an allegorical manner picking at the scab under which the leftist/Marxist/Islamist nexus has been given refuge from scrutiny.

This unholy alliance of anti-democratic, authoritarian forces fears being outed in a very public manner. Unfortunately for them, they have already failed.

Due to the work of Mr. King, his allies in Congress, a large and growing coalition of well organized citizen-led opposition and a few heroic media types willing to stand up to the leftist/Islamist effort to censor political speech, America is rapidly becoming aware for the first time of and concerned about, topics banned by this administration - Islamism, Shari'a, Islamic terrorism and the Muslim Brotherhood front groups operating in this country.

Liberals Questioning Obama's Hard Pro-Islamist Tilt?

March 4, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Not that it takes recognition by a charter member of the MSM to establish a fact already in evidence, but today's piece in the WashPost [see, Scott Wilson, Obama administration prepares for possibility of new post-revolt Islamist regimes, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030305531.html] demonstrates that even some members of left are feeling a bit queasy about the announcement by TeamObama that it is willing to accept Islamist governments establishing themselves in the ME in the wake [it isn't over yet] of the revolutionary/anarchistic movements which have recently sprung up in that part of the world.

"The Obama administration is preparing for the prospect that Islamist governments will take hold in North Africa and the Middle East... The administration is already taking steps to distinguish between various movements in the region that promote Islamic law in government"

Anyone carefully watching this administration is well aware that in a myriad of ways it has telegraphed that message since the day Mr. Obama took office - it's the core of Obama's Islamic rapprochement.

The capping event of course was the President's disastrously misguided speech to the Muslim world, delivered at Al-Azhar University in Cairo [with members of the Muslim Brotherhood in attendance, by invitation] the nerve center of the worldwide Wahhabist movement.

Breaking! - Capitol Hill Alarmed Over Intimidation By Islamist Groups Preceding King Hearings

March 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Hill is abuzz, swamped in a flurry of emails alleging that self-proclaimed moderate American Muslim groups are engaged in a furious campaign to intimidate those who speak out about the threat posed by Islamism and the spread of Shari'a, Islamic law.

The newest apparent victim, WMAL talker [and former Congressman, R, Iowa] Fred Grandy, who according, to the station simply resigned his position, "Fred Grandy has informed WMAL of his intention to resign from the station and its morning program..." [source, http://www.wmal.com/Article.asp?id=2124417]

WMAL is part of Citadel Broadcasting Company and MediaSpan/MediaSpan Network.

Contradicting WMAL's explanation for Grandy's exit are published reports that Grandy was fired because of his outspokenness regarding Islamic radicalism here in the U.S. Fred's wife, known on the program as Mrs. Fred, typically devoted Grandy's Friday show to exposing the Islamists operating within our borders. [see, Pajamas Media, http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/03/02/cair-gets-fred-grandy-yanked-off-wmal-am/]

Below, a snippet from one of these Congressional emails, providing the tenor and level of concern.

"THIS IS ALL ABOUT FREE SPEECH...Fred Grandy and Mrs Fred are being silenced from talking about Radical Islam, Sharia Law and Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration across America (ESPECIALLY Mrs. Fred who has been the leading force on this issue) ... DON'T LET THIS STOP - SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW - we must make our voices heard NOW, BEFORE IT IS TO LATE - our freedoms are under attack. Thank God for the Grandys' who have been outspoken on this issue - when no one else has dared to "go there" as they have."

As we have noted repeatedly on these pages, America's Islamist groups are quaking over the prospect of being outed by the King hearings and the related investigations which will surely follow.

Commentary - America Has Much To Fear From EPA's Carbon Tax

By DENNIS T. AVERY

March 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Farmers, along with the rest of us, could get hit with a triple jolt of regulatory shock if the Environment Protection Agency goes forward with its announced controls on carbon emissions. Consumers are already paying heavily for the federal mandate that puts a huge chunk of our corn crop, as ethanol, into our gas tanks instead of into our meat, milk, and eggs. While food costs soar, along with fuel costs, it is a waste of good corn as it contributes almost zero to our energy independence.

Now, the EPA is moving to impose tough limits on carbon emissions from the big power plants across the country -and then plans to screw the new carbon limits down tighter and tighter. Farmers' fuel and electricity costs would go through the roof, along with everybody else's.

The goal, after all, is to make the coal, oil, and natural gas that power most of our power plants too expensive to use. They need to make all our electricity at least slightly more expensive than the ultra-costly solar panels and wind turbines that have failed to produce "Green power" in Europe and, thus far, fail to provide much energy here at home.

Congressman Frank Wolf Demands State Funeral For Pakistan's Murdered Christian Minister Bhatti

March 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Congressman Frank Wolf [R, VA] joined today in a bipartisan news conference demanding that Pakistan's Minister For Minority Affairs, Bhatti, be given the dignity of a State funeral after having been murdered by the Taliban for his opposition to Pakistan's increasing radicalization.

Mr. Wolf and the group also urged the Obama administration to send a high level delegation to attend the service.

About the tragic assassination, the Congressman stated, "We gather today under tragic circumstances - the assassination of Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, a heroic man of faith whose courageous and outspoken leadership against his nation's draconian blasphemy law made him a prime target of extremist Islamist elements in his country. Bhatti was the only Christian member of the Pakistani cabinet. We have lost a friend and an ally and our prayers are with his Bhatti?s family and those in Pakistan who mourn his loss and who stood with him in his fight against injustice and intolerance. Bhatti devoted his life to defending the most vulnerable-he is literally a modern day martyr."

Pakistan's Only Christian Minister Murdered By Taliban

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

March 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to an item carried by the Voice of America, Pakistan's Minister of Minority Affairs - Shahbaz Bhatti - was assassinated by Taliban terrorists today.

The Minister was the only high-level Christian administrator in the Pakistani government.

"...He was a member of the ruling Pakistani People's party headed by Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of Benazir Bhutto. Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was critical of the Pakistani blasphemy laws which mandate death for anyone who "insults Islam or is critical of the Prophet Mohammed" [see, http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Gunmen-Kill-Pakistani-Minorities-Minister-117226408.html]

Bhatti is the second Pakistani Minister to be killed because of his opposition to the country's Shari'a compliant blasphemy laws.

As we noted at the time [see, Assassination Of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer - Pakistani Islamists Silence Critic Of Blasphemy Laws] two months ago Salman Taseer a Muslim who also openly criticized Pakistan's blasphemy laws, was gunned down by his own bodyguard who is now being hailed as a hero by the country's Islamists.

Below a short video interview with Mr. Bhatti, describing the death threats he was receiving.

Soros Lefties At MoveOn Freak! "We could be on the verge of losing in Wisconsin"

March 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an emergency email, just blasted out of the MoveOn coven in Berkeley, these Soros clowns have finally read the writing on the wall; the gig is up and they are going to lose big time along with their union goon buds in Wisconsin.

"Dear MoveOn member,

We could be on the verge of losing in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin 14 - the brave Democratic state senators who left the state to stop the Republican attacks on workers -are under increasing pressure to return to Wisconsin.

Governor Walker is even threatening to lay off thousands of state workers to blackmail Democrats into coming back. And as soon as just one Democratic senator returns, Republicans will be able to jam through their terrible bill.

Unfortunately, over the last 24 hours there have been credible reports from blogs and local news reporters that this is imminent."

Reports are that at least 8 of Wisconsin's Dem legislator runaways, have had enough and know that the public strongly supports the moderate fiscally conservative plan being advanced by Governor Walker.

King Hearings Gain Support - Sunday NY Rally Planned

March 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This Sunday, a citizen-led coalition of national security conscious organizations will be conducting a rally in support of Rep. Peter King's upcoming hearings on the troubling rise in domestic Islamic radicalism.

Many groups have joined together in this effort to inform the public about the threat posed by the spread of Islamism in the United States.

Sponsored by Liberty Rocks, the gathering will include [but is not limited to] members of the: Coalition to Honor Ground Zero, Liberty Rocks, Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam, 9/11 Families for a Secure America, Sudan Freedom Walk, American Maronite Union, Indian American Intellectuals Forum, www.SecureAmericaNow.org, Alliance for Iranian Women, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, Center for Policy Research in American Education, Women United International and the Alliance for Interfaith Resistance.

Event organizers say they stand alongside the majority of Americans, "who are concerned about our national security," and support King's planned investigation.

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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.

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."

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%.

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]

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."

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..."

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...."

Commentary: More Biofuels, More Greenhouse Gases

By DENNIS AVERY

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!

Frank Gaffney, president Center For Security Policy On Egypt & Muslim Brotherhood

Commentary - Environmentalist Fraud And Manslaughter

By PAUL DRIESSEN

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.

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.

UN Veto - A Lesson Well Learned

By WILLIAM MAYER

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]

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.

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

By CAMILLE GIGLIO

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.

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]

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].

Commentary: Krugman Flunks Food - And History

BY DENNIS T. AVERY

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?

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.

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.

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

By EMERSON VERMAAT

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.

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

By WILLIAM MAYER

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..."

CA State Legislative Analysis - 2011 Bills

CAMILLE GIGLIO

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.

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]

ElBaradei Tells Mubarak To Leave Egypt

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

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."

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.

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.

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Paks Fire On U.S. Helicopter in Sign of Increasing Tension

May 17, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Still apparently smarting from having bin-Laden snatched while under their protection, early this morning Pakistani army units opened fire on a U.S. helicopter while it was carrying out a mission in the Datta Khel region of Waziristan. [source, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-pakistan-helicopters-20110518,0,6504243.story]

Several Pak soldiers were injured during the engagement and received medical attention in a nearby town.

To say that tensions between Pakistan and the U.S. are at a high level vastly understates the fallout coming from the takedown of al-Qaeda's secretive leader, bin-Laden two weeks ago.

The Binny hit, which happened close the center of what some commentators have characterized as Pakistan's West Point, indicates that the Pak/American alliance has, over the last decade, been a sham which only served to further Pak ambitions to dominate the neighborhood, including the ISI's long-standing terror campaign against India.

The administration is now faced with the universal knowledge [among those who will make these foreign aid decisions] that bin-Laden was waging jihad with the full knowledge of [at the very least] elements of the ISI and the Pak military and that the country is from the top down an aggressively Islamist state and can therefore never function as a partner with the U.S. unless its ideological center shifts radically towards the West.

Whether this public outing of Pakistan's dirtiest laundry will deter State Dept. types and its supporters from seeking to continue the $3-4 billion in annual assistance is problematic, the dispatch of Groveller Designate John Kerry does not inspire much confidence that anything will really change in the relationship between the two nations.

Many questions remain, but among the most baffling is why the U.S. refuses to play the "India card," thereby sending a deadly serious message to the government in Islamabad.

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Six Busted, Including Two Local Imams In Florida Terror Case

May 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - According to a DOJ announcement [see, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/May/11-nsd-621.html] six individuals, including residents of Florida, but all hailing originally from Pakistan, have been charged with providing financing and other material support to the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

"The four-count indictment charges Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan (hereafter "Khan"), 76, a U.S. citizen and resident of Miami; his son Irfan Khan, 37, a U.S. citizen and resident of Miami; and one of his other sons, Izhar Khan, 24, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Lauderdale, Fla. Three other individuals residing in Pakistan, Ali Rehman, aka "Faisal Ali Rehman;" Alam Zeb; and Amina Khan, aka "Amina Bibi," are also charged in the indictment. Amina Khan is the daughter of Khan and her son, Alam Zeb, is Khan's grandson." [source, DOJ]

Of particular note, two of those charged are local imams, "Hafiz Khan is the Imam at the Miami Mosque, also known as the Flagler Mosque, in Miami. His son, Izhar Khan, is an Imam at the Jamaat Al-Mu'mineen Mosque in Margate, Fla."

Befitting the perverse multiculturalism running amok at Holder's DOJ, the department's press release included the following lunatic statement, "Let me be clear that this is not an indictment against a particular community or religion. Instead, today's indictment charges six individuals for promoting terror and violence through their financial and other support of the Pakistani Taliban. Radical extremists know no boundaries; they come in all shapes and sizes and are not limited by religion, age or geography."

Sure guys, these jihadis have nothing in common at all and the fact that they just happened to be Pak Muslims and two of them leaders of Islamic religious congregations is purely coincidental.

DOJ also went out of its way to assure the local Muslim population that though the leaders of these two mosques are facing very serious terror charges, the mosque operations are being held entirely blameless.

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Muslim Brotherhood's "Justice and Freedom Party," Will Discriminate Against Non-Muslims and Women

May 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - According to an announcement on the Muslim Brotherhood's English website, Egypt's "freedom" revolution will, not surprisingly, perpetuate a policy of widespread Muslim bigotry, disallowing either non-Muslims [primarily directed at the already much persecuted Christian Copts] or women from being candidates in the country's upcoming presidential election, scheduled to be held at the end of this year.

"Senior MB leader Mohsen Rady confirmed that 15 percent of the party's founders are not affiliated with the group, adding that in fact a number of Copts including Coptic intellectual Rafiq Habib have signed up. Citing former statements by the elected party leader Dr. Mohamed Morsy the MB has confirmed that there will be no discrimination between Muslim and Christian party members; he added in fact it will accept a Copt as deputy for the party if elected. He maintained that the Freedom and Justice Party will not differentiate between males and females however it rejects the candidacy of women or Copts for Egypt's presidency." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28554]

This leaves official Washington, especially State Dept. types, in an untenable position as they continue to spread the lie that the process unfolding in Egypt will bring forth a new participatory democracy, bereft of the type of discrimination and bigotry which has, and continues to, dominate the Muslim world.

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Christian Persecution In Egypt Explodes After "Revolution"

May 9, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Persecutions of Christians, primarily Copts, has seen a dramatic rise since the onset of Team Obama's beloved "freedom" revolution began in Egypt.

On Saturday two Christian churches were burned, one of them the Church of the Virgin Mary. Additionally private homes and/or buildings associated with Christian ownership received similar treatment.

So far nearly 200 have been arrested in the series of incidents which has resulted in over 17 deaths so far.

These particular outrages are being blamed on Salafis, another of the many brands of Islamic radicalism operative in the Arab world. Though there are doctrinal differences, Salafism and Wahhabism have the same ideological/theological roots and hence are differing brands of the same radical view which sees Islam as in ascendancy, inherently superior to all other religions and destined to dominate them through the institution of Shari'a.

As the West continues to embrace the false revolution now spreading throughout much of the Arab world, we should keep in mind that in these countries "democracy" movements will serve to further Islamize societies which previously were tightly controlled by oligarchs such as Hosni Mubarak. Under such conditions the portent of "one man one vote, one time," looms as a very real possibility.

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Holocaust Deniers and Tourists Should Visit Berlin

By EMERSON VERMAAT

May 9, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - If you do not believe that the German Nazis killed six million Jews during the Second World War you are well advised to pay a visit to the former Nazi capital of Berlin, today's capital of a free and democratic Germany. Berlin is also an interesting destination for tourists interested in history. The city is certainly not as expensive as other European capitals, public transport is cheap and very good.

Holocaust denial is a dangerous international and anti-Semitic movement. Most of those who deny the Holocaust (or Shoa) live in the Middle East, Iran (in Iran Holocaust denial is even government policy) and North Africa. Hamas, Hezbollah and Palestinian media outlets controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) also espouse this strange idea. But you will also find Holocaust deniers in France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Britain, Russia, Australia and North America – most of them being Muslim immigrants or neo-Nazis. Fortunately, there are a limited number of Muslim immigrants who initially believed the Holocaust was "a Zionist myth," but who changed their minds after having visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Poland. Other Muslim visitors were equally deeply impressed. One of them was Mohamed Magid, imam and executive director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society. After having visited Auschwitz and the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in 2010, he commented: "No Muslim in his right mind, female or male, should deny the Holocaust. When you walk the walk of the people who have been taken to be gassed, to be killed, how can a person deny physical evidence, something that's beyond doubt." A number of Dutch-Moroccans and imams also visited Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2005; some 40,000 Dutch Jews have been gassed at Auschwitz.

Resurgent anti-Semitism in Holland and Germany

It is absolutely vital that such visits take place on a more regular basis. Too many Moroccan youths in the Netherlands are embracing anti-Semitism. Last April, at a conference on anti-Semitism in the Dutch city of Nijkerk, Amsterdam rabbi Lody van der Kamp showed film footage of young Moroccan males who gave the Hitler salute as he walked past them. A hidden camera had been used to film these teen-agers. Other Dutch rabbis, especially those who are recognizable as Jews, have been subjected to similar harassment – and the Dutch police usually fails to take action. Last February, a young and probably Moroccan male, gave the Hitler salute and cried "Kankerjoden!" ('Dirty Jews") as he saw orthodox rabbi Raphael Evers in the company other religious leaders walking through the streets of Amsterdam-West – where about half the population consists of Moroccan immigrants. This incident was also filmed by a camera and the young male's face is clearly recognizable. Although this incident had been reported to the police, no arrests have been made so far.

Visiting places such as Auschwitz and Dachau do help to counter anti-Semitism, and to take away doubts or correct the misleading view that the Holocaust was just a myth.

A trip Berlin would also help, by the way. It is in today's Berlin that one can see least five important places: the recently opened documentation center "Topography of Terror," the nearby "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" with its own documentation center and bookshop, the "House of the Wannsee Conference" in Berlin-Wannsee (about one hour from the city center by "S-Bahn" and bus), the "Jewish Museum" where you can explore two millennia of German Jewish history, and, last but not least, the "New Synagogue" or "Neue Synagoge," not far from the city center. For Jews there are also a number of kosher restaurants and a Jewish Community Center. See the site: www.berlin-judentum.de (English).

Unfortunately, in some parts of Berlin, neo-Nazis and Muslim immigrants still harass Jews if they wear a kippa, but other parts of Berlin are fairly safe. Whereas displaying Palestinian or Turkish flags poses no problem, displaying the Israeli flag is seen as a kind a kind of "provocation," especially by Arab and Turkish immigrants in the Berlin quarters of Neuköln and Kreuzberg. In Kreuzberg, for example, anti-Semitic books on the so-called "Zionist world government" and even Henry Ford's notorious "The International Jew" are still for sale. Jews wearing "star of David" jewelry or a kippa have been harassed on the subway or the bus. This is also happening in "multicultural" Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Malmö (Sweden) and London. Recent official German police statistics show that nearly thirty percent of the crimes in Berlin are committed by immigrants.

"Topography of Terror": 363,00O Jews executed in Southern Russia, Ukraine and Bialystok in just three months (1942)

The new Berlin site "Topography of Terror" is a must for those who want to acquaint themselves with the terrors of the brutal Nazi dictatorship whose fundamental objective was to exterminate all of Europe's Jews – the Shoa or Holocaust. This huge exhibition is located on the very spot where the former Nazi apparatus of terror and persecution – the SS, the German "Secret State Police" (Gestapo) and the so-called "Reich Security Main Office" (RSHA) were located. It was here that SS-chief Heinrich Himmler and his deputy Reinhard Heydrich had their offices. Both had been ordered by Hitler to exterminate the Jews. A highly interesting 430-page catalogue (both in German and English) shows most of the documents and photographs currently on display and comments on them. (There is also an exhibition on the Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem and an accompanying catalogue to the exhibition.)

There is an important report from Himmler, the so-called "Reichsführer-SS" ("Reich leader"), to Hitler, the highest "Führer" or Supreme Leader of Nazi Germany. At the end of 1942, Himmler reported on "successes in combating gangs" (Jews, Communists, etc.) in the region of "Russia-South, Ukraine, Bialystok" in the period from September 1 to December 1, 1942. Jews are among the so-called "Gang abettors and suspected gang members." The number executed Jews was 363,211.

In just three months more than 363,000 Jews had been executed in Southern Russia, the Ukraine and Bialystok (currently in Poland). Himmler then makes an important observation: "Since the Russians take away their fallen or bury them immediately, actual casualties are likely to be far higher, as also attested to by prisoners."

Not only were three to four million Jews gassed in the gas chambers of the Nazi extermination camps, also were an additional two-and-a-half million shot by the so-called "SS-Special Mobile Units" or "SS-Einsatzgruppen." These mass murders have also been described as "the Holocaust by bullets." At least one million perished otherwise (starvation, exhaustion, infectious diseases, etc.).

Special Mobile Units frequently and proudly reported on their "achievements." According to just one "Operational Situation Report" Special Mobile Unit D, killed 17,645 Jews in the Crimea between November 16 and December 15, 1941. An "Activity Report" on Minsk, said: "On July 28 (1942): large-scale operation in the Russian ghetto of Minsk. 6,000 Jews are taken to the pit. On July 29: 3,000 Jews are taken to the pit." "Special Mobile Commando 3 (Lithuania) reported on February 9, 1942, that 136,412 Jews had been executed. Many of them were women and children. Before World War II, the total number of Lithuanian Jews was some 160,000.

There were about 3,2 million Jews in Poland before the Second World War. The Nazis killed 3 million them. Part of the Nazi occupied Poland was referred to by the Nazis as the "Generalgouvernement." Nazi governor Hans Frank noted in his diary in 1941: "The Führer has promised me that the Generalgouvernement will be completely free of Jews in the foreseeable future. It has also been clearly determined that in the future, the Generalgouvernement will be a German region."

And Himmler said in 1940: "Purging all persons of alien race is the cardinal ethnic policy task the Reich SS Leader, Reich Commissioner for the Strengthening of Germanendom, will have to cope with in the annexed eastern territories."Extermination camps were set up on former Polish territory: Auschwitz (near Cracow) in the south, and in the east Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka. At Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka alone approximately two million Jews were murdered. On December 31, 1942, a secret message ("Geheime Reichssache!") to Adolf Eichmann in Berlin reported on the total number of deaths in Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor and Lublin in 1942. It was 1.274,166 (nearly 1.3 million!).

Nazi documents rarely referred to extermination, but instead used less offensive language, notably "Final Solution," "evacuation," "work deployment in the East, "etc. For example, on April 28, 1943, after rumors had been circulating about mass killings of Jews in Auschwitz, Section IV B 4 (the "Jewish Affairs" section led by Adolf Eichmann) of the Reich Security Main Office sent a message by teletype, stating, among other things, that "for understandable reasons, the camp at Auschwitz has asked us once again to make no disquieting disclosures whatsoever about the location and nature of the impending deployment to the Jews destined for evacuation before their transport." Because of urgent work projects, the "camp at Auschwitz" places great emphasis on a "smooth" takeover.

102,893 Dutch Jews were deported to the death camps between July 15, 1942 and September 13, 1944. (The Nazis kept fairly accurate records of these deportations.) Most of these Jews were first interned in a remote camp called "Westerbork" where the camp commander, an SS officer named Albert Gemmeker, deluded his Jewish victims into believing that all of them would be deployed to work in the East. Gemmeker did not want the smooth and efficient deportation process to be disrupted. In individual cases, deportation could be postponed but never indefinitely and few really resisted deportation. Many of those who were deported went to the gas chambers straightaway.

The "House of the Wannsee Conference": a unique exhibition

The so-called "House of the Wannsee Conference" is the location where an ill-famous event called the "Wannsee Conference took place on January 20, 1942. An interesting and well documented catalogue of the permanent exhibition, "The Wannsee Conference and the Genocide of the European Jews," has been published by the "House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site." It was here back in January 1942 that fifteen high-ranking representatives of the SS, the Nazi Party (NSDAP) and various ministries met to discuss their cooperation in the planned deportation and murder of the European Jews.

The conference was chaired by "SS-Obergruppenführer" (general) Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Reich Security Main Office. Adolf Eichmann, Heydrich's expert on Jewish affairs and deportations, drew up a protocol of the meeting which carefully avoided crude references to mass murder – which was in fact what those present were planning. Instead, the protocol referred to "evacuation to the East," and "final solution of the Jewish question": "A further possible solution, and with the appropriate prior authorization of the Führer (=Hitler), emigration has now been replaced by evacuation to the East. However, these operations should be regarded only as a provisional option, though in view of the coming final solution of the Jewish question they are already supplying practical experience of vital importance." The latter refers to the "practical experience" gained by the Special Mobile Units; apart from executing Jews, other Jews had already been gassed. The plan was to kill all European Jews, also those living in countries not yet occupied by the Nazis (Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, etc.): "In connection with this final solution of the Jewish question, roughly eleven million Jews will have to be taken into consideration." By the end of 1944, about six million Jews had been killed. In three death camps, namely Auschwitz, Majdanek and Sachsenhausen, the SS used the highly effective poison gas "Zyklon-B" – now a symbol of the Holocaust.

It was at the end of 1941 that Hitler personally authorized the operation to murder millions of Jews. However, as early as January 1939 – nine months before the outbreak of the Second World War, that is – Hitler told the German "Reichstag" (the Nazi fake parliament): "Today I will be a prophet again: If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe again succeed in plunging the nations into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevization of the earth and thus the victory of Jewry but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe." What followed was a hysterical applause. Hitler blamed the Jews for planning to plunge the nations into another world war – an outright lie, of course. It was Hitler's Nazi Germany which attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, it was Nazi Germany which attacked Stalin's Soviet Union on June 22, 1941.

SS-leader Heinrich Himmler's own work diary ("Dienstkalender") says on December 12, 1941: "16.00: Meeting of Reichsleiter and Gauleiter at the Führer's apartment." "At this meeting Hitler announced the extermination of the European Jews to fulfil his prophesy in the event of another world war," the Wannsee Conference Exhibition Catalogue says. "The day before Germany and Italy had declared war on the United States of America and thus the European war had turned into the Second World War."

Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, who was also "Gauleiter" (most senior party official) of Berlin, was present at this meeting, too. The next day he noted in his personal diary: "With regard to the Jewish question, the Führer is determined to settle the matter entirely. He prophesied to the Jews that if they again brought about a world war they would be annihilated. That was not just an empty phrase. The world war is here; the extermination of the Jews must be the necessary consequence."

Hitler had reminded those present in his apartment of his January 1939 speech "prophesying" the annihilation of "the Jewish race in Europe."

Just three days later, Dr. Hans Frank, the governor of "Generalgouvernement" (part of Nazi occupied Poland), announced in a speech in Cracow that there would be "an important meeting in Berlin in January" which will be chaired by SS-Obergruppenführer Heydrich. (This was a reference to the forthcoming Wannsee Conference.) Frank, who had just returned from Berlin, then unequivocably announced the destruction of the European Jews: "I'll be quite frank with you – an end has to be put to the Jews in one way or another. The Führer once said: if united Jewry again succeeds in unleashing a world war then the result will not just be the bloodshed of the nations forced into a war by the Jews, but European Jewry will come to an end." "There will definitely be a major wave of Jewish migration. But what should happen to the Jews? Do you think that they will be housed in villages in the East? We were told in Berlin: why all the bother, we cannot do anything with them in the Eastern territories or in the Reich Commissariat: liquidate them yourselves! Gentlemen, I must ask you to rid yourselves of any feelings of pity. We must exterminate the Jews whereever we find them and whereever it is possible to preserve the overall structure of the Reich here." "It is estimated that we have 2.5 million Jews in the Generalgouvernement; with those related to Jews by marriage and all that are associated with them perhabs now 3.5 million. We cannot shoot or poison these 3.5 Jews, but we will be able yo take action which will somehow lead to their successful extermination. This action will be connected with the major measures discussed in the Reich." (The first experiments with Zyklon-B had already begun in Auschwitz, and Eichmann, Heydrich and Auschwitz camp commander Rudolf Höss were very much in favor of this method.)Frank, therefore, was quite open about the real purpose of the future Wannsee Conference: extermination ("Vernichtung"), "liquidate them."

There was another meeting in December 1941 where Hitler further authorized mass murder and genocide. This meeting took place in Hitler's Headquarters "Wolfsschanze" ('Führerhauptquartier") on December 18. Himmler's work diary says: "Jewish question, to be eradicated as partisans" ("als Partizanen auszurotten").

Half a year after the Wannsee Conference, on July 28, 1942, that is, Himmler wrote a secret letter to his confidant SS-Obergruppenführer Gottlob Berger. He referred to the implementation of "a very difficult order" from Hitler himself: to make the occupied territories in the East "Jew-free." "The Führer has placed the responsibility for implementing this very difficult order on my shoulders. No one can take away this responsibility from me," Himmler wrote to Berger. Heydrich was no longer alive then. He died in hospital early June 1942, after Czech partizans had attacked his car in Prague. Shortly before he died, Heydrich had paid a visit to the Netherlands to pave the way for the successful deportation of more than 100,000 Dutch Jews. The first deportations started in the summer of 1942. As a matter of fact, the first Dutch Jews left Holland on July 15, 1942, and arrived in Auschwitz on July 17 or 18, just as Heinrich Himmler was making an inspection tour of the camp.

The Berlin "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe": a triumph over anti-Semitism

It is not coincidental that "The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" is located near the "Brandenburger Gate" and the representative avenue "Unter den Linden" where the Nazis once held their arrogant military parades assuming that their "Thousand Year Greater German Reich" would be invincible. Nor is it coincidental that Berlin's Holocaust Memorial is located near the former "Reich Chancellery" and Hitler's former underground bunker. The former bunker of Goebbels' office villa is located in the northeastern corner of the site.

It is, perhabs, the revenge of history – justice will eventually prevail over demonic evil and human destructiveness. Indeed, the memorial is a triumph over anti-Semitism and (neo-)Nazism, and over all those anti-Semitic fools who claim the Holocaust is a myth.

What one sees above ground is a 19,000 square metres site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or stelae – the so-called "Field of Stelae." There is an additional underground Information Center which provides information on the victims, the places of extermination and today's memorial sites. There is also a bookshop with an excellent selection of books.

There are five rooms. The "Room of Dimensions" contains fifteen personal testimonials, including diary pages. The individual level is supplemented by a tape stating the numbers of victims in the occupied European countries. The "Room of Families" shows different social, national and religious Jewish milieus, based on the fates of fifteen Jewish families. Photographs and personal documents report on the dissolution, expulsion and extermination of these familes and their members. In the "Room of Names and Pages of Testimony from Yad Vashem" names and short biographies of Jews across Europe who were murdered or presumed dead are read out. At the same time, the name, year of birth and year of death of the victims appear on all four walls. Reading out the names and biographies of all the victims in the form presented here would take approximately six years, seven months and 27 days. In an adjoining foyer area visitors can research for victims' names in the database of names from Yad Vashem. The "Room of Sites" documents the geographic spread of the genocide of the Jews across Europe. 200 sites are presented as examples where European Jews were persecuted and exterminated using historical film and photographic material. They include sites of mass execution, extermination and concentration camps, ghettos, deportation routes and death marches. Finally, there is the "Holocaust Memorials Database" – computer terminals providing information on current events at historical sites and on reseach institutions throughout Europe. There is another terminal in the lobby's exit area documenting the debates on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

The New Synagogue and the Jewish Museum Berlin

Berlin's New Synagogue or "Neue Synagoge," not very far from "Unter den Linden," was built between 1859-1866. During the night of November, 9-10, 1938 – the infamous "Night of the Broken Glass" or "Kristallnacht" – Wilhelm Krützfeld, chief of the responsible police precint No. 16 at "Hackescher Markt" (near the city center), saved the New Synagogue from serious damage. The "Sturmabteilung" or SA, a fanatical and violent paramilitary Nazi organization also referred to as the "Brownshirts," had set fire to the synagogue. Clearly well informed, Krützfeld appeared with his colleagues at the scene of the crime, and with his pistol drawn, forced the SA to leave the synagogue. At the same time he alerted the fire brigade who extinguished the flames. This was an extraordinary incident during the night, when nearly everywhere the fire brigade was not allowed to intervene.

Most of Berlin's 14 synagogues fell victim to systematically organized arson. (Nazi Propaganda Minister Goebbels and the Gestapo or Secret State Police incited the SA-mobs to commit their hideous crimes.) The next day, Krützfeld, a Lutheran believer, was ordered to appear before the Chief of Police, but his action was not especially punished. In 1943, he opted for early retirement. It is not clear whether this was a voluntary decision or not. He died in 1953. He received a tomb of honor from the Senate of Berlin. On November 9, 1993, the State Police Academy of Schlesweg-Holstein was named after him.

However, during the Second World War the New Synagogue burnt out completely in November 1943 after allied bombings. The façade, the beautiful dome and some rooms behind were restored between 1988 and 1995. It is certainly worthwhile to pay a visit to this location. Of Berlin's 160,000 Jews, only 7,000 survived the war and the Holocaust.

One should also not forget to pay a visit to the "Jewish Museum Berlin." There is an excellent bookshop. (It was here that I bought an interesting American study on Holocaust denial.) Part of the exhibition deals with the Holocaust, but you will also find exhibitions on German Jewish history from before the Nazi period.

Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands. He is author of a Dutch biography on Heinrich Himmler: "Heinrich Himmler en de Cultus van de Dood" (Aspekt Publishers, Soesterberg, Netherlands, 2010). Website: emersonvermaat.com.


Sources:

Stephen E. Atkins, Holocaust Denial as an International Movement (Westport, Connecticut/London: Praeger, 2009), p. 53-141 (Europe), p. 145-207 (North America), p. 211-220 (Muslim world), p. 221-232 (Australia and other countries).

Hillel Fendel, Response to A'jad's (=Ahmadinejad's) Holocaust Denial: Imams' Tears at Auschwitz, in: israelnationalnews.com, December 8, 2010.

Oudere Marokkanen bezoeken Auschwitz, in: forums.marokko.nl, May 12, 2005.

Polizeiliche Kriminalitätsstatistik Berlin 2010 (official police statistics on crime in Berlin: "foreigners" or "Ausländer": 29,6 percent); Berliner Zeitung (Berlin), April 11, 2011, p. 3. The same applies to other major European cities.

Topography of Terror. Gestapo, SS and Reich Security Main Office on Wilhelm and Prinz-Albrechtstrasse. A Documentation (Berlin: Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, 2010), p. 139 ("…make no disquieting disclosures to the Jews…"), p. 293 (quote from Hans Frank), p. 299 (quote from Himmler), p. 300, 304 (Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka), p. 314 ("Special Mobile Unit D"), p. 314 (Minsk), p. 319 (Lithuania), p. 321 (Reports to the Führer on Anti-Gang Warfare, December 29, 1942)."Prinz-Albrechtstrasse" no longer exists. The current streetname is "Niederkirchnerstrasse 8". It is quite near the former Berlin Wall.

Emerson Vermaat, Heinrich Himmler en de Cultus van de Dood (Soesterberg: Aspekt Publishers, Netherlands, 2010), p. 382 (secret message to Eichmann).

Documenten van de Jodenvervolging in Nederland 1940-1945, p. 114-120 (Amsterdam: Joods Historisch Museum, 1975), p. 114-120 Number of Dutch Jews deported to the death camps.

The Wannsee Conference and the Genocide of the European Jews. Catalogue of the Permanent Exhibition (Berlin: House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site, 2009), p. 139 (Hitler quote from his 1939 Reichstag speech), p. 151 (quotes from Himmler's work diary, Goebbels and Hans Frank; letter from Himmler to Gottlob Berger), p. 205 ("evacuation to the East"); Die Wannsee-Konferenz und der Völkermord an den europäischen Juden. Katalog der ständigen Ausstellung (Berlin: Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz, 2008), p. 82 (reprinted pages from Himmler's work diary, December 12, 1941 and December 18, 1941), p. 83 (reprinted copy of Himmler's letter to Gottlob Berger).

Der Dienstkalender Heinrich Himmlers 1941/42 (Hamburg: Hans Christians Verlag, 1999), p. 289, footnote 47 ("Richtlinien zur Ermordung aller Juden"), p. 294, footnote 60 ("Judenfrage: als partisanen auszurotten").

Information The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Berlin: Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden europas, 2009).

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Hamas Moving To Cairo?

May 5, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to Al Hayat Daily, Hamas and Fatah terror leaders, Khaled Mashaal and Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] recently concluded an acrimonious meeting at Cairo's Egyptian intelligence headquarters and there signed a "reconciliation" agreement.

The paper also suggests that Hamas' headquarters in Syria will be closed and that both Qatar and Egypt had agreed to host the terror organization, however with Qatar stipulating that is would only accept Hamas' "non military" political wing.

In an article on the Muslim Brotherhood's English website [http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28498] it is claimed that, "Khalid Mashaal, head of the group's politburo, will move to Qatar while his deputy, Musa Abu Marzouk, will go to Egypt, according to the report..."

The "report," mentioned in the MB web quote also refers to Al Hayat as the original source.

Musa Abu Marzouk [also, Marzook], named as a designated international terrorist in 1995] was a pivotal figure in the largest American prosecution of Hamas terror financing, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, having co-founded and then heavily funded the fraudulent Muslim "charity" which siphoned at least $12M from the U.S. to Hamas.

If Hamas does move its operation to Egypt, the responsibility for such a distressing development must be placed upon Mr. Obama, given his vocal support for the so-called Egyptian "freedom" protesters in Tahrir Square, his pulling the plug on our long-time Egyptian ally, president Hosni Mubarak and then throwing him [with countless others] under his campaign bus.

What this matter seems to indicate is that while the administration seems to have the capacity to follow clear cut foreign policy templates established by others [witness the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and most recently, the bin-Laden operation] but when forced to rely upon its own resources is hopelessly lost in a world which it clearly doesn't understand.

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RINO Lugar Goes South On Afghan Commitment - Effort "Does Not Carry A Strategic Value"

May 4, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Indiana's sometimes GOP Senator, Richard Lugar [ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry Chairman] seems to have his eyes set on working with the Dems to defund the war in Afghanistan.

In a strongly worded statement made yesterday, Lugar's assessment of the planned $100B expenditure [FY 2012] to be made for that campaign was harsh, "...it is exceedingly difficult to conclude that our vast expenditures in Afghanistan represent a rational allocation of our military and financial assets." [source, Senator Lugar's website, http://lugar.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=332665&]

Lugar suggested that the "mission" must be clarified as to "core objectives," but offered nothing clear in the way of guidance.

Taking an entirely contrary position, as recently as January 18, Lugar indicated that a withdrawal from Afghanistan would produce "disappointing," effects as far as American interests were concerned. [source, Editorial board meeting with Christian Science Monitor, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfyls8tn0Dg]

This leaves Mr. Lugar where most conservatives usually find him, riding what he thinks are the prevailing winds with little regard for anything but his prospect for re-election.

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Crusader Obama To The Rescue

May 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - There isn't much to add to the commentary regarding the shameless manner in which Mr. Obama has taken single-handed credit for the killing of Osama bin-Laden.

Below from the president's self-serving, delusional Sunday announcement:

"...And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda...I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team...I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice....Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan..." [source, WH transcript, http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead]

The truth is that at best Obama can take credit for essentially being able to paint by the numbers, using the myriad of tools and techniques provided him by the G.W. Bush administration, almost all of which were vehemently opposed by Senator and then candidate Obama, who promised to close Gitmo and attempted to do as president, via Executive Order on January 22, 2009, two days after his inauguration.

"...Sec. 3. Closure of Detention Facilities at Guantánamo. The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order. If any individuals covered by this order remain in detention at Guantánamo at the time of closure of those detention facilities, they shall be returned to their home country, released, transferred to a third country, or transferred to another United States detention facility in a manner consistent with law and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States..." [source, WH transcript, Executive Order http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/ClosureOfGuantanamoDetentionFacilities]

Among the many things Mr. Obama failed to say during his bin-Laden announcement is that without the detention facility at Guantanamo, Binny would still be breathing Pakistan's foul air.

As New York GOP Rep. Peter King noted, correctly crediting the party responsible for the chain of events which resulted in al-Qaeda leader's death, "this whole situation began under President Bush, was continued and now carried to a conclusion..." [source, MSNBC video, http://peteking.house.gov]

In an NPR interview, certainly not a friendly environment for the right, former key Bush national security advisor Steven Hadley also stated the obvious, that without Mr. Bush having established the entire structure responsible for hobbling al-Qaeda and killing its leader, Obama would never have had the opportunity to crow like some scrawny pretender to the throne:

"NPR, INSKEEP: "Now, it seems that this investigation of the leads that they had really heated up in the last several months, but we're also told that some of these leads stretched back several years, presumably back into the Bush administration, the time when you were national security advisor, when some of these couriers where being followed and so forth.

Mr. HADLEY: That is true, and the press reports come out today. We've seen talk about how in the 2006, 2007 timeframe, detainees in Guantanamo began to identify people who were part of the support structure for Osama bin Laden, and who were potentially couriers. And it was really developing in following those human intelligence sources that seems to have led to the identification of the compound and the successful operation...." [source, NPR transcript, http://www.npr.org/2011/05/02/135919707/bushs-policy-adviser-bin-ladens-demise-tribute-to-obama]

The bottom line here is that Osama bin-Laden has thankfully gone room temperature and the vast credit for that accrues to president George Walker Bush, Vice President Cheney, Sec. Def. Rumsfeld and the rest of his national security team.

If now, in a supreme act of sef-aggrandizing revisionism, Mr. Obama wants to slap on the armor and parade around as some latter day crusader, so be it. He can't appear any more foolish than he did Sunday night.

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Compassionate Care Or Stealth Euthanasia?

By CAMILLE GIGLIO

May 2, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - California state Senator Ed Hernandez,(D-W. Covina) has a bill, SB 135, entitled Hospice Facilities. The overt purpose of this bill is to amend the building and licensing codes to permit Hospice organizations in California to compete with other states in creating new facilities for terminally ill patients called Congregate Living Health Facilities - CLHF.

The bill is endorsed by the Ca. Hospice and Palliative Care Association and opposed by the California Nurses Association. The CNA is opposed due mainly to the more prominent position in CLHFs of nursing assistants rather than licensed nurses. The CNA objects to the staffing ratio of RNs to residents.

This type of facility would provide care for those who are: "Mentally alert, persons with physical disabilities who may be ventilator dependent." Or, persons diagnosed with a terminal illness or with a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness or both. Life-threatening illness carries a life expectancy of five (5) years of less. This latter definition is a departure for Hospice.

This congregate living facility may be operated by a city and county and have the cozy appearance of a home with a centralized kitchen rather than an institutional atmosphere in which the food preparation is off-site, as is now the regulation in California, according to health care analysts in Sacramento.

The bill's wording is vague as to where these facilities would be built, but it appears that for a specific community there could be a series of these pod-like buildings possibly referred to as villages surrounding a centralized administration facility.

While researching CLHF's I was immediately linked to a non-profit foundation called the Green House Project which was started on the East Coast and is now in several states with about 27 already in California. Though SB 135 makes no mention of this project, the online description of a Green House project community of nursing facilities for the elderly reads very much like the bill's description of Congregate Living Health Facilities. www.thegreenhouseproject.org.

The Green House project is funded principally by NCB Capital Impact (the non-profit foundation of the National Cooperative Bank chartered by Congress in 1978) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is a public/private partnership of capitalism and government. Both of these organizations are working diligently to spread the goals and agenda of the Obama Health Care Plan.

According to the Green House Project's website the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - CMS - found "no barriers" that would prevent Green House homes adhering to the model's principles from being "qualified as nursing homes under federal regulations" Further, the Green House Project plan and design meets with the California Department of Public Health's approval.

The Greenhouse Project strictly adheres to the mandate for nutrition contained in Obama's Health Care Plans of providing locally produced food, especially fruits and vegetables. The California Endowment, a socially conscience funding organization, is included in the list of organizations working with the NCB non-profit branch entitled National Consumer's Cooperative Bank.

The concept of congregate living is the main concern of some Hospice groups and, especially by the Hospice Patients Alliance headquartered in Rockland, Mi. www.hospicepatients.org. The Director, Ron Panzer, has written a book entitled: "This thing called Hospice." in which he details the types of hospices, the different agendas and principals under which various hospices operate and various anecdotal situations to emphasis the situation. He offers this book to anyone interested in gaining greater understanding of end-of-life care. In other words, one should not judge the worth of a Hospice merely on its adherence to certain building codes, but to its adherence to life-enhancing principals rather than the bottom line of profit and full employment.

The word congregate suggests a mixture of diverse persons or persons with diverse levels and degrees of illness. While all hospices desire to provide quality care and concern for patients who may be facing end-of-life decisions, mixing the imminently terminally ill person who other patients may create a negative and depressing atmosphere for the other less desperately ill residents causing them to loosen their grasp on life if they continually experience the arrival and departure of hearses from their residence and continual turnover of patients/residents. There would be no ambulances because when one enters a hospice they agree to palliative care only with no medical curative interventions. Mr. Panzer suggests that this is a real cause for concern and refers to it as a stealth euthanasia, or, the subtle encouragement to surrender one's life as a lost cause anyway.

Sen. Hernandez bill started out as a Spot Bill with little wording. It has gone through two hearings in the Senate and been amended twice into a 27 page bill. It has even been given approval by the Republicans who seem to be merely looking at the bill to make sure it amends the proper codes and fails to see into the future for the concerns ahead.

The bill will soon pass to the Assembly House and since the Democrats are in the majority it may well soon be on Governor Brown's desk where the probability is that he will sign it even though it will create a need for new funding.

The question in our minds should be is this being promoted because of love of our elder family members and compassion for their plight or is it being considered as the latest in full employment for the medical community. It will certainly create new sources of jobs for the building trades, the nursing profession, nutritionists, housekeeping staff, not to say even for convenience since all the ill and elderly will be housed in one area in each community, thereby, meeting the demands of an environmentally conscious area because all these service providers will not have to drive any distance to service their customers.

If you care to share your thoughts on this matter with your legislators they can be contacted in the following manner - the Hon:______, C/0 The State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca 95814.

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