U.S. Army National Guard Soldier and His Cousin Arrested for Conspiring to Support Terrorism
March 31, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – According to the FBI, two Aurora, Illinois, men [Hasan and Jonas Edmonds, cousin] were arrested on the evening of the 25th for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, a designated FTO.
The two conspired to engage in a plan wherein Hasan, who was a member of the Illinois National Guard [Army National Guard Specialist] would access military uniforms and weapons before they attacked a military installation in northern Illinois with grenades and battle rifles.
If the plan had succeeded as many as 150 soldiers could have been killed.
22 year old Hasan Edmonds was arrested without incident at Chicago’s Midway International Airport by members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force [JTTF] He had planned to fly to Cairo and from there to Syria to provide military expertise to ISIS. 29 year old Jonas Edmonds was arrested without incident at his home in Aurora.
Both defendants were charged with one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. The two were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan.
As stated in the complaint, “the defendants allegedly conspired to provide material support to ISIL and planned to travel overseas to support the terrorist organization…In addition, they plotted to attack members of our military within the United States. Disturbingly, one of the defendants currently wears the same uniform of those they allegedly planned to attack. I want to thank the many agents, analysts, and prosecutors who are responsible for disrupting the threat posed by these defendants.”[Read More]
Part II: Yes American Foreign Policy Is In The Hands Of A Psychopath
Obama Stabs Israel In The Back
By WILLIAM MAYER
March 26, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – When we went to press with Tuesday’s blockbuster piece, Is American Foreign Policy In The Hands Of A Psychopath?, we had no idea that the subject would have to be revisited so quickly, but breaking developments make it essential.
The Israeli news source, Arutz Sheva, has broken a story that would sound other-worldly…that is, if the WH was occupied by anyone rather than Barack Hussein Obama.
In what appears to be an increasing state of agitation the CIC has taken the unprecedented action of revealing to the world, details of Israel’s highly covert nuclear weapons program.
In February the current administration directed the, “...Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race…[the] US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.
The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu's March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran's nuclear ..Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel's sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified…” [source, US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program: Obama revenge for Netanyahu's Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel's top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move, Arutz Sheva/Israel National News]
Though most ME observers have long believed that Israel has had an arsenal of deliverable nuclear weapons since at least the 1980s, the administration’s “outing,” of the clandestine operation now establishes the speculation as known fact. This poses a myriad of problems, for Israel, the countries in the Arabic world and of course for the maintenance of U.S. national security.
Israel is now faced with a genocidal jihadist foe, Iran that now will undoubtedly argue that regardless of what paper mache “agreement” it is negotiating with the United States via its hapless Secretary of State John Kerry, that it has has the absolute right to develop nuclear weapons to “defend” itself against a “threatening” Jewish state, when of course no such threat exists; Israel has had a nuclear stockpile for over 30 years without having so much as mentioned the program, let alone rattled its nuclear sabers.
Knowing for certain that Iran will quickly develop its nukes, will set off a nuclear arms race in the most unstable, and often irrational place on the globe and the Saudis, Jordanians, Kuwaitis and other relatively non-belligerent Arabic countries will feel forced into building their own deadly weapons.
With tensions in the region always – under the best of circumstances - simmering, these devices will eventually be used, an unthinkable event that could easily trigger a global nuclear war with casualties, potentially in the hundreds of millions. This would make the devastation suffered as a result of the U.S. Civil war, combined with World Wars I and II seem like a romp in the park.
Obama’s actions in this matter are far beyond an impeachable offense, they verge on being traitorous, yet most in political sphere will largely ignore the matter, hence we have an increasingly vengeful and irrational man as CIC, there no longer appears to be any doubt that President Obama is not mentally stable.
That he should be removed from office is a given, if – as likely be the case – Congress does nothing, then we might be faced with a nightmare scenario that cannot be turned back.[Read More]
O-Boondoggle: Bergdahl, Exchanged For Five Muslim Taliban Commanders, Charged With Desertion
March 25, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On June 1, 2014 President Obama freed five top Taliban commanders from their indefinite confinement at GITMO.
Congress was not notified, a major breach of protocol, if not, the law.
All five of these Muslim terrorists were among the Taliban’s top leadership, with some of them having been noted as being particularly vicious. They were all battle hardened and there was no expectation that they would not return to the jihad, carrying all manner of information regarding “the enemy,” which they had gained from their years of confinement and of course through hours of discussions with their jihad sympathizing American defense attorneys.
The five were exchanged, in a prisoner swap, for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl who had been held in confinement by the Haqqani network which can be thought of as a rather independent arm of the Taliban, though the group’s founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, served in the Taliban government after Soviet forces in Afghanistan were routed.
Obama, in typical fashion, turned the event into another of his sleight-of-hand dog and pony productions, appearing on national television next to Bergdahl and his obviously grateful parents. The entire affair was turned into a photo-op allowing an opportunity for Obama to strut and grandstand, framing the event as if he was Moses and had just freed the Jews from Egyptian bondage.
Tears were shed, Obama goose stepped like some latter day Reich hero. Understandably much of the public approved. However, these same citizens agreed with the swap for one reason – the truth of the matter had been denied them: Bergdahl was a traitor, he deserted.
Obama and his top military brass knew that at the time…shhhhhhhh…
Is American Foreign Policy In The Hands Of A Psychopath?
By WILLIAM MAYER
March 20, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It’s hard to imagine a more dangerous scenario than the United States, facing the exponential growth of the global jihad and the imminent arrival of the Iranian bomb, led by someone so vainglorious and compulsive that his behavior might very well be seen as signifying a profound personality disorder - President Obama must always get what he desires or there will be “consequences.”
The current butt of Barack’s rage is Israel, specifically it’s PM, Binyamin Netanyahu.
Jew hatred has been a key component in many totalitarian regimes. It has numerous aspects, two of which are:
1. An innate, almost DNA driven hatred of those of the Hebrew faith. This is a common trait among Progressives and Marxists. Leftist hatred of America, capitalism and the West is a given. Islamists are largely in agreement with this sentiment which has led to an almost formal partnership [note the reliance of American Islamists upon the services of the ACLU to carry forth the legal battle to promote Shari’a compliance and strip the government of critical national security methods and tools] between the two seemingly disparate ideologies.
This is a strategy based upon on the understanding that, “the enemy of my enemy is my ally.” Thus we have the seemingly improbable marriage of Islamism with leftism, what David Horowitz called in his 2004 work of the same name, The Unholy Alliance.
2. Jews, being an unprotected minority, can be used as bogeymen to be played within the context of Marxist class warfare.
In Barack Obama, we see both aspects on display.
How the president acquired his hatred of Jews is beyond our ability to determine, except to observe that anti-Semitism is not uncommon in some African American communities, witness the ranting of Obama’s pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright as well as the foaming-at-the-mouth Jew hatred displayed by Louis Farrakhan and the members of his, Nation of Islam.
Throw in the hate steeped anti-Jewish rhetoric, disguised as intellectualism, of individuals such as Professor Rashid Khalidi [Edward Said Chair, Columbia] with whom Obama has had a very long and close relationship, and the perfect storm is created.[Read More]
Jihadis Cleansing Pakistan of Christians
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM, Islam Translated
March 23, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On Sunday, March 15, as Christian churches around the world were celebrating morning mass, two churches in Pakistan were attacked by Islamic suicide bombers. At least 17 people were killed and over 70 were wounded.
The two churches (located in Youhanabad, Lahore’s Christian quarter) were St. John’s Catholic Church and Christ Church (Protestant). The Taliban claimed responsibility. It is believed that the group had hoped for much greater death tolls, as there were almost 2,000 people in both churches at the time of the explosions.
According to eyewitnesses, two suicide bombers approached the gates of the two churches and tried to enter them. When they were stopped — including by a 15-year-old Christian who blocked them with his body — they self-detonated. Witnesses saw “body parts flying through the air.”
Thus did the jihadis “kill and be killed,” in the words of Koran 9:111, the verse most often cited to justify suicide attacks.
To acces the complete article please refer to Mr. Ibrahim’s byline link.
©2015 Raymond Ibrahim. All rights reserved.[Read More]
Iranians Chant "Death to America" While Negotiations Continue
March 23, 2015 - PipeLineNews.org [via Clarion Project]- San Francisco, CA - Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, presided over chants of “Death to America” in his Nowruz address to the people of Iran.
Nowruz is the Persian New Year and the Supreme Leader traditionally gives on address to mark the festival.
As part of his Nowruz address, Khamenei responded to President Obama’s Nowruz video message, in which he spoke directly to the Iranian people and called on them to support a nuclear deal.
©2015 Clarion Project. All rights reserved.
Iranian Backed Houthis Chase Obama Out Of Yemen
March 21, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Yemen, which is increasingly under the operational control of Iranian backed Shia jihadists, is now the scene of another ignoble retreat by the Obama Administration.
The country has been in a state of chaos since Islamist forces consolidated their power in 2009 under the banner of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Now the failed state faces its gravest threat since the county became “unified,” in 1990 as an Islamic force - the Houthis - which is openly being backed by Team O’s negotiating partner, Iran, is on the verge of adding the territory to the Ayatollocracy’s growing list of client states.
“An Iranian ship unloaded 185 tons of weapons and military equipment at a Houthi-controlled al-Saleef port in Yemen, al Arabiya reports . The Houthi militias reportedly closed the port and denied entrance to employees there. Al-Saleef port is considered the second most vital in Yemen.” [source, Iranian Ship Unloads 185 Tons of Weapons, Military Equipment for Houthis in Yemen , Washington Free Beacon]
The Houthis have controlled Yemen’s capital, Sanaa since September, seeing that the Obama administration would not even be offering token resistance.
“Yemen's embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has pledged to fight Iranian influence in his violence-wracked country after US troops at a key Yemeni airbase were pulled out. The Americans at Al-Anad airbase have been evacuated for security reasons, a Yemeni military source there said on Saturday, a day after several suicide bombings at Shi'ite Huthi mosques claimed by the Sunni Islamic State group killed 142 people…” [source, Rebels Seize Parts Of Key City, Australian Associated Press]
Al-Anad AFB was one of the United States’ key military bases for the staging of drone attacks, one of which killed American born jihadist, Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011. It was al-Awlaki with whom Nidal Hasan corresponded before conducting his murderous rampage at Ft Hood in 2009 [killing 13 and seriously wounding over 30]. He also had a role in radicalizing numerous other jihadists [ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “underwear” bomber”] and became, for a while, the “go-to” net based advocate for Islamic terrorism.[Read More]
Pull Quote Journo: The President Is Not The Commander In Chief Of Foreign Policy
By ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ, as originally published by the Gatestone Institute
March 17, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – “But the president is not the Commander-in-Chief for purposes of diplomatic negotiations. This characterization mistakenly implies that President Obama — or any president — is our Commander, and that his decisions should receive special deference. This is a misreading of our constitution, which creates a presidency that is subject to the checks and balances of co-equal branches of the government. The president is only the commander in chief of "the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States." This provision was intended to assure civilian control over the military and to serve as a check on military power….
So let's describe the president by his actual constitutional role: the head of the executive branch of our tripod government that stands on three equal legs. As the head of the executive branch, he gets to negotiate treaties, agreements and other bilateral and multilateral deals. But Congress has a say in whether to approve what the president has negotiated…”
So let's stop calling the head of our executive branch the "Commander-in-Chief," and let's stop creating the false impression that the president alone can make an enforceable and enduring deal with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program..” [For the complete article please refer to Alan M. Dershowitz, The President Is Not The Commander In Chief Of Foreign Policy, Gatestone Institute]
©2015 Alan M. Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute. All rights reserved.[Read More]
We Are Coming For You! - ISIS Member Captured In US Speaks
By ZACH NOBLE, as published by Homeland Security Network
March 16, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – “The Islamic State’s supporters have a message for America: They’re in your country, in your state, ready to wage jihad on American soil.
One Islamic State supporter, Christopher Cornell, called three times from jail to make sure that message was heard in an unexpected interview with WXIX-TV.
The 20-year-old Cornell, who refers to himself as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, was arrested as part of an undercover FBI investigation in January after he bought two rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition for a planned attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said.
The Ohio man is being held at the Boone County Jail in Kentucky, and on Thursday he got in touch with WXIX reporter Tricia Macke after calling the television station three times from his cell.
What Cornell said in the interview was so blunt and disturbing, his attorney tried to get a judge to prevent WXIX from airing the interview — but the court refused to suppress Cornell’s right to free speech.[Read More]
Hillary Opting Out Of State’s Email Loop, Prima Facie Evidence Of Intent To Deceive
March 12, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – There’s a growing sense of outrage regarding ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s refusal to use official channels for communicating with members of Team Obama during her tenure. The din is now so overwhelming that Mrs. Clinton held a “press conference” two days ago to pretend she’s into full disclosure; that it was held at the UN where media credentials are almost impossible to get on short notice, thus excluding much of the WH press, was by design.
The legacy media termed the presser a “disaster,” with a haggard looking Mrs. Clinton reading from a prepared script proclaiming that “we decided” which pieces of communication were personal and which were related to her official business as Secretary of State. Additionally, she insolently refused to hand over “her” server[s] to Congress, or anyone for review.
Why it took years for Congressional investigators to determine that Hillary had opted out of the State Department’s email system is troubling. The fact that it was the New York Times which broke the story says volumes about this ineffectual Congress.[Read More]
Non-News - Boko Haram Links Up With ISIS?
March 9, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Major news sources are reporting that the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram [Western education is forbidden] has hooked up with ISIS, “…According to an audio message purported to be from Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau…Boko Haram [announced] its "allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims, Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim al-Husseini al-Qurashi," which is another name for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. [source, Nima Elbagir, Paul Cruickshank and Mohammed Tawfeeq, Boko Haram purportedly pledges allegiance to ISIS, CNN]
What we consider the most troubling aspect of this story is not that one Islamic terror group would join forces with another, but rather that the legacy media is suggesting that this marks an important turning point in the global jihad and that somehow such a pairing makes both of the groups much more powerful.
The above referenced news outlet, CNN breathlessly consulted with Jacob Zenn from the Jamestown Foundation where he serves as an analyst. Mr. Zenn believes this is a major development, attempted to draw a distinction between the two groups, suggesting that there was a fundamental impediment which had to be overcome in order for ISIS and Boko Haram to conjoin.
We see the value in this terror marriage as being mostly in the realm of PR and of little strategic importance.
Zenn draws the distinction between Al-Qaeda [in the form of Boko Haram spinoff Ansaru] and the “takfiri like Shekau.
Though it’s quite possible that Zenn’s analysis was misconveyed by CNN’s writers, drawing such a distinction is academic at best. Having touched on the matter in several previous pieces [see, “Imams” At Iran’s Press TV Issue Fatwah, Label ISIS/ISIL As Takfir: Not Islamic and the below referenced piece] we feel it unnecessary to revisit the issue in much detail, but drawing from the short version goes as follows:
“Takfir is a matter of Islamic jurisprudence in which a ruling is made that an individual or group thereof are not or are no longer Muslim. Traditionally this was done by a Muslim group which was at war with another to avoid the Qur’anic prohibition of Muslims killing their coreligionist brothers and sisters…” [see, Azeem Ibrahim, Boko Haram And Hashtag Diplomacy]
Use of the term in this context suggests that somehow Boko Haram’s ideology is wildly out of touch with that of mainstream Islamic terrorism.[Read More]
“Dissident” Muslim Brotherhood Members: Al-Sisi, “An Extraordinary Man…Egypt In Good Hands”
March 8, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Over the last month Egypt has suffered a series of deadly bomb attacks, most of which have targeted civilian populations or vital infrastructure.
Declared a terrorist organization and banned by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, the Muslim Brotherhood has gone underground and is believed to be responsible for much of this carnage. Over 500 of the Muslim Brothers have been tried, found guilty of capital crimes and sentenced to death. Though many of the verdicts are now undergoing judicial review, one high profile MB prisoner, Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan Abdel-Nabi, was recently executed.
Abdel-Nabi was captured with an al-Qaeda flag in his back pocket.
In response to the crackdown, some member of the MB have supposedly broken with the parent group and are now calling themselves the Dissident Muslim Brotherhood. How far-reaching this movement might be cannot be determined as of this writing, but if it represents an actual rejection of the Brotherhood’s revolutionary ideology, it must be seen as a significant development.
Over the last few days three members of the dissident group met with Al-Sisi and came away impressed, assuming they are telling the truth, a practice with which the Brotherhood is not generally associated.
“Speaking to the press following the meeting between Al-Sisi and Dissident Muslim Brothers, Tharwat Al-Kharbawi said those attending agreed that a reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood is unrealistic. Al-Kharbawi described the three-hour meeting as ‘an extraordinary meeting with an extraordinary man ...You can rest assured that Egypt is in good hands. But we all have to work together to ensure he is not left alone.’” [source, Amany Maged, Pressure points - As a terrorist bombing campaign worsens, the state and the Muslim Brotherhood are jockeying to position themselves, Al-Ahram]
Rebuffed by the Obama administration, a continuation of the regime’s odd affinity for the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt has sought out other partners to arm itself - as its military campaign against terrorists in Sinai and Libya quickens - and has consequently, inked an agreement with Vlad Putin to purchase the sophisticated weapons the nation requires.
“Most experts observing the meeting in Cairo between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi this week are interpreting it as Egypt’s way of letting the Obama Administration know there are other super-power fish in the sea…” [source, John Hayward, Chinese Media: Egypt-Russia Deal A Rejection Of U.S. Hegemony , Breitbart News]
All of these are good developments as far as the Al-Sisi government is concerned. With potential fissures appearing within Egypt’s most dangerous internal adversary and now with some assurance of the continued flow of arms to be used against an enemy which Al-Sisis has had the wisdom to note is motivated by Islam, the country can move forward.[Read More]
Arab Terrorist Drives Car Into Crowd In Israel, Injures 5 In Purim Attack
March 6, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As the Jerusalem Post is reporting, “The east Jerusalem terrorist who rammed his car into a crowd of Border Policewomen on Shimon Hatzadik Street in the capital on Friday has been identified by authorities as Mohammed Mahmoud Abdel Razek Salaima…” [source, Purim Attack: Shin Bet interrogates family of east Jerusalem terrorist , JPost]
The incident occurred during the celebration of Purim, a time set aside for observing Israel’s deliverance from the hands of a despotic Persian official.
On Friday morning, the suspect, Mohammed Mahmoud Abdel Razek Salaima, drove his car into a group of people who were standing at a light rail station. He then exited the vehicle with a knife whereupon he was shot by security personnel.
Salaima is currently in critical condition in a local hospital.
The suspect’s family is undergoing interrogation about the matter to see what, if any, connections the terrorist has with known jihadist groups.
Israeli security officials are concerned that today’s violence might signal the beginning of another series of deadly vehicular attacks such as those which took place last October and November.
As we noted at the time:[Read More]
Team O In Twilight Zone – Western Multiculturalism At Odds With Arab World Over Terror Strategy
March 5, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Two weeks ago the Obama WH convened a conference to supposedly develop policies to battle what it colloquially calls, “violent extremism,” the euphemism it uses to avoid the obvious, that normative Islam and terrorism are inextricably linked.
As noted in numerous articles, Muslim Brotherhood operatives and other terror friendly individuals and organization were in attendance at this convocation. Certainly, inviting the enemy to attend strategy sessions to defeat it is a unique way of handling the matter, but in this WH one must remember that up is down…
“…A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference [the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism] at the Obama White House this Wednesday. [source, Matthew Vadim, Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group , Front Page Magazine]
“…After complaints, the White House finally released names of the "Muslim leaders" Obama met with behind closed doors Wednesday. Now we know why it was secret. The list includes members of known jihadist groups…” [source, Obama Invited Leader Of Terror Co-Conspirator Group To Meeting , Investors Business Daily]
But despite efforts by the WH to cherry-pick and limit attendees to those receptive to Team O’s “violent extremist” approach, some at the meeting, especially those representing key Middle East countries, have since raised serious questions about the president’s anti-terror policy.
Egypt’s objections were notable; there was no effort to de-link Islamic ideology from terrorism, “Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said that the terrorism seen today has its roots in the Islamist radicalism of the 1920s, a possible reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was formed in this period.” [source, Ahmed Eleiba, Egypt’s options to fight terror, Al-Ahram Weekly]
Other experts agreed, pointing out the fallacious assumptions which form the basis for Obama’s plan to battle “violent extremism.”[Read More]
Islamists Win One In New York City
March 4, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a move straight out of the ProgTard multiculturalist play book, the Gothamist is reporting that New York Mayor Bill [the Red] de Blasio has adding two Muslim holiday to those which the school district already recognizes:
“Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha and al-Fitr have been added to the NYC public school schedule, calling it "a change that respects the diversity of our city."
Previous mayor, Michael Bloomberg had resisted the pressure by radical Muslims and their organizations to make this change, a bit surprising given his political makeup, saying that New York’s children needed more, not less time in school.
©2015 PipeLineNews.org LLC. All rights reserved.[Read More]
West Misses The Point And Message Of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM
March 4, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Ongoingreports decrying "anti-Muslim" Buddhists seem to miss the point: this antipathy did not appear out of thin air but rather in response to Islamic aggression—the same Islamic aggression the rest of the world is trying to cope with.
A Financial Times editorial titled "Buddhist militancy triggers international concern" opens by describing the "traumatic first-hand view" of a Muslim woman whose home was attacked and possessions plundered by Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Says the woman: "If I could meet those responsible, I would ask: 'Sir, does your Lord Buddha teach this?'"
Some paragraphs down, readers discover that her home was attacked during the course of "two days of clashes with Muslims," which were "sparked by a street-corner disagreement between a Buddhist monk and a young Muslim," and which left three people—religious identity unstated—dead.
So even this centerpiece story meant to demonstrate Buddhist intolerance begins with a quarrelsome "young Muslim" who may have been the one to initiate hostilities (unlike, for example, the habitual and unprovoked persecution millions of Christians and other minorities experience in the Muslim world.)
But FT does not allow for that interpretation, arguing instead that the incident "is part of a wider trend: the rise of a new generation of militant anti-Muslim Buddhist organisations." At no point does the editorial point out that Muslim minorities regularly provoke Buddhist backlashes.
An Al Jazeera report titled "Myanmar's Buddhist terrorism problem" cites major clashes that erupted in May 2012 and which displaced numerous Muslims. But, as one digs further, one realizes that these clashes were sparked after Muslims raped and slaughtered a Buddhist woman .
And a New York Times article tells of how[Read More]
Too Many Young Muslims In Europe Susceptible To Jihadism
By EMERSON VERMAAT
March 3, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - PipeLineNews.org - Most European recruits for the jihad in Syria are second or third generation Muslim immigrants. On February 11, 2015, the Antwerp Court convicted 45 jihadist suspects in a trial known as the Sharia4Belgium trial. The court ruled that Sharia4Belgium was a terrorist group or organization. Its leader, a Belgian-Moroccan named Fouad Belkacem was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Most of those who were convicted are still in Syria or have died there. Five of those who were convicted returned to Belgium before the trial began last year.
The court ruled that Sharia4Belgium played a leading role in recruiting Belgian jihadists for the jihad in Syria. About 350 Belgian jihadists traveled to Syria and Iraq. Most of them are second generation Moroccan immigrants or Belgian converts to Islam. Some of these jihadists committed serious war crimes in Syria. Houssein Elouassaki, a jihadist from the restive town of Vilvoorde (a real hotbed of jihadism), was in charge of one hundred Belgian, Dutch and French jihadists who had joined Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen, a jihadist group which would later join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or IS). Elouassaki was involved in torture, hostage taking, beheadings and executions. He is no longer alive.
Some Belgian jihadists were indoctrinated by Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen. The court quoted FBI findings according to which Brahim Bali (now 28 years old) and Azdine Tahiri (now 27 years old) traveled to Yemen with a view to joining AQAP, the same movement which would later claim to be responsible for the terrorist attacks in Paris in January 2015. They were expelled from Yemen in April 2012. Brahim Bali also visited Lebanon where he met Omar Bakri Mohamed, a radical Muslim cleric who glorifies Osama bin Laden. Bali and Tahiri subsequently traveled to Syria to join the Al-Nusra Front, the local Al-Qaeda branch.
26-year-old Sofiane Amghar and 23-year-old Khalid Ben Larbi lived in the problematic Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, where Muslim radicalism is rampant. These two second generation Moroccan immigrants traveled to Syria in April 2014 where they joined ISIS. It was probably in Syria that a plan was hatched out to attack and abduct Belgian police officers and attack police stations. After Amghar en Ben Larbi returned to Belgium, they rent a house in Verviers. The police were aware of the plot and attacked their safe house on January 15, 2015. The terrorists were killed, another terrorist was wounded. The terrorists had kalashnikovs and they were the first to open fire on the police.
Mehdi Nemmouche, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, was an ISIS terrorist who had previously traveled to Syria. He killed four Jewish visitors in the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24, 2014. Some 1,400 young Muslims living in France have joined or plan to join the jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
Two terrorists attacked the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January, 7 2015. Charlie Hebdo is a satirical weekly magazine that published cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohamed.[Read More]
Netanyahu’s “Disrespect” Of Obama: Ludicrous
March 2, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On Tuesday morning Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress to explain why the negotiations which are currently taking place between the United States and Iran could well be fatal to the continued existence of the Jewish state.
President Obama is not pleased by this development, partly because of his imperious nature, but also because he wishes to prevent the American people from becoming aware of the dangerous game which he is playing with the world’s largest exporter of terrorism, the Ayatollocracy.
To a great degree, the public is almost completely unaware that these negotiations are even taking place because the legacy media refuses to cover the matter in any depth, if at all. In this respect the press is once again acting as O’s Praetorian Guard, groveling before their god-king, Mr. Obama.
Obama’s displeasure at the prospect of Americans hearing the truth about Iran’s highly advanced nuclear weapons program is palpable. He has very publicly made known his level of his animus towards Mr. Netanyahu, dispatching an aide to say, “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.”
Unfortunately for Team O, a brief examination of relations between the U.S. and Israel clearly shows that it is this administration which is contemptuous of Israel and of this PM in particular.
This hatred has manifested itself in myriad forms.[Read More]
A Baker's Dozen Reasons Why, In Her Own Words, Power Should Be Rejected By Congress
By WILLIAM MAYER, BEILA RABINOWITZ CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE
July 3, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As the NYT has it, "...Michael B. Oren, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, said in an interview that Ms. Power, a journalist and academic who has written and spoken widely about human rights abuses, had a deep understanding of Israel’s security issues and sympathy for its concerns..." [source, Mark Landler, Choice for U.N. Post Gets Israeli Vote of Confidence, New York Times, June 7, 2013], thus betraying Mr. Oren's apparent hostility to the very Jewish state he supposedly represents here in the U.S.
First rule of journo 101, if it originates in the NYT, it's likely barely disguised propaganda offered at the feet of The One, perhaps by way of propitiation in hope of keeping Barry's NSA drones at least outside of striking range.
Oren can't possibly be unaware that Power is merely the latest hard left, hateful anti-Zionist ideologue and laughably "intellectual," academician which this criminal administration has trotted out, this time offering her as the president's choice for the critically important leadership role of representing U.S. interests in that den of thieves otherwise known as the United Nations.
We therefore have no idea exactly what or whose interests Oren represents, but they are adamantly not those of Israel.
If confirmed, by no means a clear thing - fortunately as of this writing - she will undoubtedly fit in well with the tyrants, homicidal maniacs and other anti-American totalitarian despots inhabiting that den of iniquity.
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Need More Proof? Fascist Jew Hater Obama Threatened Israel With Military Action To Prevent It From Attacking Iran
March 1, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a report which should send shivers down the spines of serious observers of national security matters, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida, has broken the story that President Obama threatened to shoot down ISRAELI fighters when he became aware last year that the Jewish nation was preparing to attack Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and take it out of the bomb business permanently.
This unprecedented action is perhaps the clearest signal yet that this president has become a clear a present danger to the entire Western world, let alone the United States.“…The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti [Al Jarida] newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran…” [source, Mark Langfan, Report: Obama Threatened To Shoot Down IAF Airstrike, Arutz Sheva]
In more reasonable times such a charge would be dismissed out of hand as being outlandishly unbelievable…but these are not reasonable times and the idea that Obama would threaten what used to be America’s strongest ally in the Middle East, is totally believable.
This administration has done little to conceal its deep hostility towards Israel and especially its PM, Benjamin Netanyahu throughout its tenure.
It has shown such a high level of disrespect to the only democracy in the Middle East on so many occasions and in so many different ways that we believe it’s beyond doubt that Team O would threaten the Israeli people with nuclear annihilation for not being “good Jews,” as they try to resist jihadist efforts to destroy the country, relying primarily on the greatest exporter of terror in the world, Iran.
We use the word nuclear annihilation with great care and precision in this matter as the Ayatollocracy has on countless occasions threatened Israel with nuclear Armageddon while taking active steps to arm and encourage Hezbollah, HAMAS and other Islamic terror organizations in their fight to destroy the country.
Team Obama knows this of course but this administration is so self-impressed and reckless that it will not tolerate dissent, to the point of starting a war with a sovereign, steadfast ally to get its way.[Read More]