PipeLineNews Archives: May 2014

Nigerian Islamists Trying To Conflate Boko Haram Atrocities With Alleged Christian Prank

May 30, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The website, OnIslam, has in the past served as a mouthpiece for Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Islamist kingpin with a huge following in the Muslim world.

Middle East historian, Daniel Pipes, PhD, characterizes Qaradawi as follows:

“Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Egyptian-Muslim spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who has endorsed, among other precepts, Palestinian suicide bombings against Israelis, the death penalty for homosexuals, and the murder of all Americans serving in Iraq.” [source, Susan L. Rosenbluth, It's Not a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians]

In an article published by OnIslam [Rafiu Oriyomi, Pastor Stages Boko Haram-like Attack] the author, in a manner common in Islamist propaganda, attempts to conflate what might possibly be an incident involving the throwing of firecrackers, with Boko Haram’s savage Islamic jihad.

The lead paragraph indeed appears to be troubling, “Nigerian Muslims have called on authorities to arrest and prosecute a pastor in southwestern Osun State who allegedly conspired with three other Christians to stage a Boko Haram-like attack on his church.”

But much farther down in the piece IslamOnline’s reporter states a version of the truth, which at worst appears to a simple prank.

“The trio, according to witnesses in the community, threw fireworks into a Baptist church on Sunday, injuring some members of the congregation who had scampered for safety.”

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Reuters’ Tim Cocks In Denial Regarding Boko Haram-Al-Qaeda Relationship

May 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In an article just published under the Reuters banner [Tim Cocks, No, Boko Haram Is Not 'Al Qaeda In West Africa'] – the author makes the silly assertion that Nigeria’s Islamic terror group Boko Haram has no linkage to al-Qaeda.

Prattle, babble, bleats and grunts from dunces like Cocks aren’t really worth wasting much time on because this manner of fool will be still denying that Islamic jihad exists at the very moment his throat is being slit by some jihadist butcher.

That said we do have a few observations:

In this effort Cocks seems to be channeling the NY Time’s David Kirkpatrick – another fatuous cretin - who made the equally ridiculous claim that al-Qaeda had nothing to do with Benghazi when even the marginally informed know that the attackers were indeed in bed with the group. So clear are the facts on this matter that even Harry Reid’s dysfunctional Senate has been forced to admit the obvious. [see for example [Thomas Joscelyn, New Senate Report: Al Qaeda Network Attacked in Benghazi, Weekly Standard]

Additionally there is solid evidence that bin-Laden provided initial seed money for Boko Haram as well as strategic guidance. If that’s not a relationship, then Cocks should run the world.

Cocks’ piece [sorry] is a textbook example of why journo is dead; it’s simply not worthy of belief.

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Rep. McCaul Blasts Obama, Actions Threat To National Security

May 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Today the Chair of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul [R-Texas] responded to the President’s recent remarks at West Point.

McCaul charges that Mr. Obama’s foreign policy is not only feckless, it poses a direct threat to the national and domestic security of the United States.

Mr. McCaul stated,”Today, the President proved once again that he is intent on picking his conflicts based on politics, instead of dealing with the problems at hand. He has elected to pull out of Afghanistan based on arbitrary timetables, as opposed to building on the progress and sacrifices of both our Armed Forces and the Afghan people, and is choosing to leave too soon. Conversely, he has chosen to engage in Syria too late.”

The Chairman went on to suggest that the administration’s policy regarding the Syrian conflict will result in the United States arming al-Qaeda jihadists, again to the detriment of U.S. national interests.

“While there were options for helping the once mostly moderate opposition forces, in many places extremists rebels have now taken control of the front lines. Therefore President Obama’s decision to wait until now to address the crisis will affect not only our national but homeland security for years to come. This President must come to grips with the fact that Islamist extremism and al Qaeda linked groups are spreading, becoming more powerful and still intend to do us harm. Therefore America’s leadership, not its withdrawal, is more crucial than ever.”

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Chad, Boko Haram And Obama’s Pretend Effort To Locate “Our Girls”

May 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Obama’s public response to the Boko Haram1 crisis in Nigeria has been confusing, though not surprising as judged by the administration's own standards.

Hashtags aside, [please refer to, Azeem Ibrahim, Boko Haram And Hashtag Diplomacy] at first Secretary of State Kerry stated that the U.S. was waiting for an invitation by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan to provide aid.

Countering that, Jonathan in press accounts indicated that, in effect, his calls to State weren’t being returned.

Then Kerry said that help, unspecified, was on the way.

It wasn't.

Weeks passed during which the Secretary made the outlandish assertion that Boko Haram was a bad actor because it wasn’t providing healthcare or education to the Nigerians under its brutal control. Here the Secretary was displaying the kind of disconnect only possible in the mind of a blue-blood, gigolo capitalist. The risible issue of healthcare aside, the group’s name alone should have indicated to Mr. Kerry that offering education isn’t exactly high on Boko’s dance card since the group believes that non-Islamic instruction violates Shari’a, making it sinful, therefore making clear the way for the burning of schools and the kidnapping of little waifs.

The matter continued to drag on - more promises, still no action.

On its face the decision is complicated in that by law any aid must be of a very limited and of a non-military nature. You see unfortunately Obama is hiding behind a piece of legislation authored by the estimable Pat Leahy [D, VT] barring it. Oddly that statute didn’t seem to apply to the administration’s gun running operation from Libya to the Syrian al-Qaeda “rebels,” or current drone operations and other clandestine activity which results in bad guys assuming room temperature with great prejudice.

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State Department Lies Re Boko Haram: “They’re Not An Affiliate” Of Al-Qaeda

May 21, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Speaking for the State Department in the 5/20 press gaggle, Ms. Psaki reiterated State’s assertion that Boko Haram is not affiliated with al-Qaeda.

The Daily Beast’s Ed Lasky indicates that Nigeria’s Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram received “seed” money from Osama bin-Laden as early as 2002, was trained by al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate and that documents captured in the Abbottabad raid that killed bin-Laden prove that he personally provided strategic advice to the group.

Here, Mr. Lasky discusses the matter with CNN's Wolf Blitzer:

Psaki’s usual drivel below:

QUESTION: On Nigeria. The U.S. has assisted Nigeria in a request to have Boko Haram blacklisted under the UN Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. Does this mean that the U.S. now thinks that Boko Haram is affiliated to – with al-Qaida?

MS. PSAKI: We have been working closely with Nigeria and a range of other countries on UN sanctions, including by sharing information and evidence. Obviously, this is a UN-led process, and it’s ongoing. And I’m not going to predict for all of you what the outcome will be or read it out any further.

We have – while we don’t regard Boko Harm and continue – don’t – still regard Boko Haram as part of core al-Qaida, we have indications and have long had, I think with evidence in our – was included in our past fact sheets – indications of some limited assistance to Boko Haram from al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, including funds and training. And that’s long been – that’s not a new finding. It’s just long – long been our view for some time.

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Boko Haram Bomb Attack In Nigeria Kills Over 100

May 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Boko Haram is the likely suspect in today’s horrific double car bombings in the central Nigeria city of Jos where nearly 1 million live.

It’s the largest lethal assault yet mounted by the group, though it is estimated that 2,500 have been killed so far this year in Boko Haram’s jihadist campaign to forcibly impose Shari’a upon the nation. It was only five weeks ago that the group led by Abubakar Shekau, kidnapped nearly 300 mainly Christian girls from a government school. Their fate is still undetermined.

Today’s bombing targeted a crowded market and bus terminal and has all the hallmarks of a sophisticated al-Qaeda like operation. The first explosion was followed an hour later by a second designed to inflict further mayhem as rescue workers rushed to aid the wounded.

This area of Nigeria is not unfamiliar with the organization’s tactics as Boko Haram has been active in and around that location for years.

“…Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people… A U.S. official said the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamist terror group holding 276 schoolgirls captive. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the twin car bombs. But they bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls last month and has repeatedly targeted bus stations and other locations where large numbers of people gather in its campaign to impose Islamic law on Nigeria...” [source, Ahmed Saka and Michelle Faul, Boko Haram strikes again in Nigeria : 118 killed in two massive bombings, Cocorioko news website, Sierra Leone]

Despite the increasing violence and the fact that Boko Haram months ago threatened to bring its jihad to America, President Obama’s strongest response so far has been the now infamous hashtag campaign, which obviously hasn’t brought back the girls.

In fact the President’s weakness in dealing with foreign threats throughout his presidency has served to motivate groups like Boko Haram rather that suppress their violence. To jihadists, America’s lack of will is actually provocative; the enemy knowing that there will be no repercussions from this government regardless of the level and extent of the violence.
 


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British Prison System Being Used To Convert Violent Criminals Into Jihadists

 

May 21, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The penetration of the British Isles by Islam has been widespread; it’s the fastest growing faith in a culture which is rapidly losing its Christian heritage and moorings..

Using 2001 as the baseline year, census data prepared by the UK government paints a unsettling picture:

In 2001 there were 37.2M Christians, in what the census refers to as Britain’s “usual resident population.” Now that number has fallen by 12%, to 33..2M.

In the same period of time the nation’s Muslim population has almost doubled, from 1.5M in 2001 to 2.7 today.

Almost mirroring the rise of British Islam, those holding no faith has also nearly doubled, from 7.7M to 14.1M.

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Islam And Sex Slavery

By EMERSON VERMAAT

May 19, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - “I abducted your girls. By Allah, I have the right to sell these girls as slaves… There is a market for selling humans,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said with a diabolical smile. This threat was issued in a video message on May 6. Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.” It is an extremely violent and dangerous African terrorist organization linked to Al-Qaeda. They demand the enforcement of Sharia law in northern Nigeria and are against Christians and education for girls. “Kill, kill, kill, kill!” said the ruthless Boko Haram leader in another video message. Those he wants dead are the Christians, all of them. Unless they convert to Islam straightaway.

It was on April 14 that well armed Boko Haram jihadists stormed the village of Chibok in the northern Borno state. It happened in the night and it was very dark. They entered the sleeping quarters of the local secondary school and abducted about 276 largely Christian girls. Some fifty girls managed to escape.

About 130 abducted girls were shown in a video message posted on May 12. All of them had apparently been forced to convert to Islam and were wearing Islamic clothes and reciting Koranic texts. They were scared to death. Abubakar Shekau said: “These girls remain with us until the Nigerian government releases our brothers and sisters being held in various detention facilies accross the country.”

The girls were probably hidden in a nearby forest, not far from the porous Nigerian-Camerounese border. Reports from people living in the forest “say Boko Haram fighters are sharing the girls, conducting mass marriages, selling them each for $ 12. One community leader explained the practice as ‘a medieval kind of slavery.’”

Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1986, told CNN that Abubakar Shekau is a “homicidal maniac,” the abduction of nearly 300 defenseless girls is a “monstrosity, it is Fascism.” It is not just “a Nigerian problem,” he said. I’m calling for the international community, the United Nations – this is a global problem. And a foothold is being very deeply entrenched in West-Africa.”

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Islamic Lawfare – Seditious Use of the Courts to Wage “Civilization Jihad”

By CHERYL GATESWORTH and WILLIAM MAYER

May 19, 2014– San Francisco, CA – PipeLinenews.org – When the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] was formed in 1994 it presented itself as an organization dedicated to guaranteeing the civil rights of American Muslims, when indeed those rights were not threatened.

If the allegation implicit in the formation of CAIR were valid, reliable information would be available to prove the contention. The good news; the claim can be validated or debunked using publicly available records gathered and collated by federal law enforcement.

The bad news is that CAIR is lying about this matter.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation produces a survey every year called the Uniform Crime Report, a compilation all criminal activity that falls within the purview of federal law enforcement.

The data is divided up into various categories of crimes including the relatively new and wholly invented offense called “hate” crime - using the defendant’s perceived state of mind as an aggravating factor. As an aside, Orwell, foreseeing the ominous rise of the surveillance state, rightly classified these non-offenses as “thought crimes.” The effect of the legislation to create a whole new class of “offenders” has served to elevate offenses such as vandalism, simple assault and the like into federal offenses thus calling in the big dogs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Now this being the government, the statistics are not current. Regardless, the 2012 data is comprensive enough to prove or disprove CAIR's assertions.

During that calendar year 149 were crimes documented as having been committed against Muslim Americans based upon religious bias, whereas 696 of this class of criminal offense were committed against Jewish Americans.

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The Huma Abedin Question Must Be Revisited As Part Of Benghazi Investigation


May 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As noted yesterday by Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, one aspect of the Benghazi tragedy which has largely escaped scrutiny is what role did Huma Abedin have in forming then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s approach to dealing with the Muslim world?

“Curiously absent from this reexamination of Mrs. Clinton’s record, however, is any mention of the role played in it by Huma Abedin. She’s the longtime advisor to Hillary with family and personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s the preeminent jihadist organization sworn to our destruction, a cause advanced by each of these strategic errors.” [source, Frank Gaffney, What About Huma?, Center for Security Policy]

One of those familial ties is through Huma’s mother, as Front Page Magazine reports:

“…Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin has been identified in Saudi Arabia as one of the founding members of the Muslim Sisterhood, a Muslim Brotherhood women’s group…” [source, Nonie Darwish, Huma Abedin’s Mother and an Islamist Agenda , Front Page Magazine]

Writing for National Review, former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy [the man who put the terrorist “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdel Rahman, in prison for life] states:

“The ties of Ms. Abedine’s father, mother, and brother to the Muslim Brotherhood are both specific and substantiated. Ms. Abedin’s father, the late Syed Z. Abedin, was an Indian-born Islamic academic who founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in Saudi Arabia. That institute was backed by the Muslim World League. As the Hudson Institute’s Zeyno Baran relates, the MWL was started by the Saudi government in 1962 “with Brotherhood members in key leadership positions.” It has served as the principal vehicle for the propagation of Islamic supremacism by the Saudis and the Brotherhood. That ideology fuels the “Islamic extremism” that, only a year ago, had McCain so worried that he thought allowing the Brotherhood into the Egyptian-government mix “would be a mistake of historic proportions.” [source, Andrew C. McCarthy, Questions About Huma Abedin, p. 2, National Review]”

The case we are presenting, one which we have covered previously, is one of inference. As one stacks these data points, one atop the other, the case becomes more determinative.

The below graphic which we pulled from the Internet Archive, shows Huma Abedin was an officer of George Washington University’s Muslim Students’ Association, listed on the MSA’s Executive Board as Chair of the Social Committee.

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Chair Of Benghazi Investigation, Trey Gowdy, Comes At Obama & Media With A Blow Torch

May 13, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - We predicted that if 16 year Federal Prosecutor Trey Gowdy [R-SC] was appointed to lead the Benghazi Special Committee Investigation that he would do the nation proud.

Below, proof that this patriot is not going to rest until Team Obama is held to account.

In the course of this video he asks a number of questions which raise serious concerns while intimating that the media has enabled Obama's criminal administration.

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Azeem Ibrahim, Boko Haram And Hashtag Diplomacy

By WILLIAM MAYER

May 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In an article appearing in the May 9 edition of the HuffPost, Dr. Azeem Ibrahim, Executive Chair of a new progressive/Marxist think tank, The Scotland Institute [SI], argues unpersuasively that Muslim terrorists are not Muslim, a shop-worn sleight of hand.

Since the SI is a progressive/Marxist think tank let’s quickly blow through a critique of that philosophy; this seems necessary given the affinity between those on the extreme left and the Islamists.

Progressivism/Marxism doesn’t work and its snow-blind adherents can't provide any historical evidence that it ever has worked anywhere. It’s utopian meddling is led by “scholars” who believe that they, through their coercive social manipulation and engineering, can manufacture the “perfect” human and thus reproduce the city of heaven on Earth. Ideologies of this nature always result in a diminution of individual liberty for those affected.

Thus it's an essential part of the totalitarian mindset.

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Secretary Of State Kerry: Boko Haram Doesn’t Offer Health Care Or Education

May 7, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It has been said, repeatedly, that this administration’s foreign policy is incurably feckless.

In our opinion by this point that should be self-evident.

However the manner with which this administration attempts to deal with a Muslim world which is genuinely aflame with jihad, has now veered off the tracks into Bizarro World.

Speaking today in Ethiopia about the now 3 week old kidnapping [please refer to, Obama To Send Law Enforcement To Assist Nigeria's Pretend Hunt For School Girls Kidnapped And Raped By Boko Haram?, Boko Haram Atrocity: Kidnapping Over 200 School Girls, PipeLineNews.org] of over 200, largely Christian school girls by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, John Kerry, alleged Secretary of State uttered the following:

“The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime…“I will tell you, my friends, I have seen this scourge of terror across the planet, and so have you…They don't offer anything except violence. They don’t offer a health care plan, they don’t offer schools. They don't tell you how to build a nation, they don’t talk about how they will provide jobs. They just tell people, ‘You have to behave the way we tell you to,’ and they will punish you if you don’t." [source, Jack Simpson, Nigerian Kidnappings: U.S. Agrees To Send A Team Of Experts To Help With Search For 200 Abducted Girls, UK Guardian]

Note to Secretary Kerry: Abubakar Shekau’s butchers don’t offer education, only a complete ignoramus would even consider saying such a thing. Boko Haram means, western education is forbidden. You could look it up if you wish. And no they don’t simply punish people, they rape, pillage and torture victims in ways which civilized society finds unimaginable.

They kidnapped these little Christian girls so that they could use them like sex dolls then throw them away like used condoms or sell them as if they were cattle to some other craven outfit.

Oh...and Shekau isn't personally telling Nigerians what to do, he is enforcing Shari'a, Islamic relgious law. It's Allah who is offering the instruction, Shekau is merely his mouthpiece.

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Obama To Send Law Enforcement To Assist Nigeria's Pretend Hunt For School Girls Kidnapped And Raped By Boko Haram?

May 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – After years of butchery committed by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram and the loss of thousands of lives [often in such a brutal manner that we refuse to discuss it on these pages] the Obama WH is at least making noise that it might provide some level of aid to the besieged government of president "Gooluck" Jonathan.

The story of Boko Haram’s increasingly ascendant Islamic jihad led by Abubakar Shekau is not a new one. Over the last 12 years [most notable since 2011] the group has raped, burned and pillaged its way across Nigeria, concentrating on the nation’s North Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Kano.

Shekau is pledged to impose Shari’a on the county’s population and destroy any vestiges of “Western” education...Boko Haram is interpreted as "Western education is forbidden."

With news of fresh atrocities appearing in the African media almost daily, much of the population is becoming increasingly fearful.

The central government has feigned a response but has actually done little to destroy Shekau and his followers.

We have been following developments in this matter for years, last month reporting the kidnapping of over 200 school girls on or about April 15.

“Not content to merely terrorize a large portion of Nigeria, Boko Haram has now kidnapped 243 school girls, for purposes better left unexplored.

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Benghazi: House Testimony Further Incriminates Obama Administration

By WILLIAM MAYER

May 5, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last Thursday, May 1 Darrell Issa’s [R-CA] House Committee On Government Oversight  heard testimony from four national security experts regarding details of the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi tragedy including the status of the Libyan government post the U.S. led NATO bombing campaign [March-September 2011] which resulted in deposing long time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The embassy attack which claimed four American lives – including Ambassador Chris Stevens and two Navy Seals – took place over 18 months ago, September 11, 2012. Since then the administration has stone-walled the investigation, failed to produce key documents which the committee has requested and [as demonstrated by its evasiveness] is obviously still lying about almost every aspect of its role in the event including a failure to account for the actions of the president in the hours following the jihadist assault.
 
Sorry Tommy [Vietor, former WH spokes-boy], in the big leagues "dude" just doesn't cut it. 

The most significant recent development was last week's release of a flood of new Benghazi related WH documents due to a FOIA suit brought by Judicial Watch. That lawsuit produced what many are calling the “smoking gun,” interoffice emails which confirm that Obama working through his top PR people intentionally misled the nation as to the nature of the attack with an eye towards the 2012 presidential election which was then only 6 weeks away.

“…Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents. They include a newly declassified email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” [source, Judicial Watch: Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points ]

It’s no coincidence that Ben Rhodes' brother David, is President of CBS News, which helps to explain why this hack occupies a position for which he is clearly unqualified. His CV displays no credentials whatsoever in policy formulation or related fields, having majored in Creative Writing while in college, a skill which he does indeed seem to have mastered. [source, Wiki, Ben Rhodes]

Rhodes' conduct in other scandalous affairs are too numerous to be covered within the scope of this piece but Ed Lasky has done yeoman’s work connecting the dots. [see for example, Ben Rhodes: Obama's Fixer behind the Benghazi Cover-Up, The American Thinker ]

That aside, Thursday’s testimony seemed to confirm what we have been postulating for quite some time, that the president refused to provide aid to the besieged American Embassy in Libya on the dark theory that dead men tell no tales.

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