There Is No True Islam

The title is an argument that begins with the supposition that Islam, considering that it is both a political system and a religion, is far too complex to mean only one thing to all of those who embrace it.  It (Islam) holds many meanings to many different people; it is as heterogeneous as are the people who follow it — so says Edward Said, a Columbia University professor.

Noeroel Islam-moskee“Noeroel Islam-moskee” by Roel Wijnants is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

There is some uniformity, of course, in prayer and ritual, but among some, there are only five pillars of faith, while others observe six (adding Jihad).  Not all Moslems agree on the meaning of Jihad, for example.  To some, it means the internal struggle of obedience; to others, it means inflicting pain on societies and individuals who are unbelievers.

Still, others (and we don’t know how many) have no compunction against killing other Moslems if they get in the way because, if they’re faithful Moslems, they’ll achieve paradise.  So much for seeking justice.  We see a demonstration of this in the first three hundred years of Islam’s formation when a wholesale slaughter of Islamic leaders occurred as men sought to solidify their own power over the movement.

This jockeying for position led to creating “schools of law,” many of which are hotly debated even today.  And today, the struggle continues.  Iran covets the status of Islam’s leading Caliphate; standing in their way is the Saudis, who have quite successfully flooded the civilized world with psychotic radicals.  None of the differences in Islamic beliefs are trivial when many sectarian believers are willing to murder an equally large number of sectarian non-believers.

The issue is confused even more when non-Moslems begin to understand that while large numbers of practicing Moslems rejected Bin Laden’s extremism, they fully embraced his political messaging.  Most Moslems, or so the experts tell us, detest America’s dishonest/corrupt support of despotic regimes, its support of Israel against the Palestinians.

Never mind that many Moslems think of the Palestinians as sand monkeys who got what they deserved by failing to defeat the Israelis.  Well, of course, that war has been going on now since the days of the Canaanites.  Besides, if there was one thing that Bin Laden did very well, it is that he took a relatively benign relationship between Moslems and most of western society and made it a thousand times worse.

However, by the time of Bin Laden, the Arabs were already enraged by European domination of the Middle East.  Modern Moslems seem incapable of acknowledging that the Europeans brought them flushing toilets, taught them how to flush them, and demonstrated that living under a roof is superior to camping out.

Today, the primary branches of Islam are Sunni and Shi’ah.  Sunnis dominate Islam (about 90% worldwide), and the people who adhere to this particular following see themselves as traditionalists and mainstream.  What distinguishes these groups most is the argument of whose originator was the true successor of the Prophet Mohammed.  The assassination over 300 years (mentioned earlier) makes this argument impossible to resolve, so it all boils down to what people choose to believe.

Sunnis are divided into several followings, but there are essentially two.  The Kalamis are the rationalists, and the Islamists are the literalists.  If nine hundred years ago some nitwit penned, “and smash the infidels’ heads with a rock,” then that is what the Islamists must do.  Within the Islamist group, we will find the Wahhabists, a movement that was instrumental in the rise of the House of Saud.  It is a strict orthodox branch harboring fundamentalist/radical views that rely on a literal interpretation of the Quran [Note 1].

When the Islamic State first raised its ugly head, which occurred during Barack Hussein Obama’s Arab Spring, no one in Washington knew what it was, what it stood for, or its goals.  Since ISIS doesn’t presently seem a problem, I won’t dwell on it other than to clarify its intent.  ISIS rejects peace on principle, that principle being that the leaders and followers of the Islamic State hunger for one thing: the end of the world.  To achieve that, it seeks genocide of everyone who doesn’t believe what they believe.

That seems simple enough.  How many American Moslems, particularly within our prison systems and black communities, have crossed over to ISIS is unknown.  I suspect we won’t find out until it’s too late to save any innocents; in all likelihood, Washington is no longer looking in that direction.

Shi’ah Moslems are (essentially) divided into three groups: Twelvers, Zaidis, and Ismailis.  Most Shi’ah Moslems identify with the Twelvers, a belief in the twelve divinely ordained leaders, the so-called Twelve Imams.  The Zaidis are the second largest group, beginning around 688 AD.

The Ismailis are followers of Aga Khan, the last prophet of Islam, who predicted the return of the Mahdi, who would restore justice to the world.  Several Ismaili Imams have declared themselves to be the Mahdi, but everyone is still waiting so far.  Notably, Louis Farrakhan (a friend and cohort of Barack Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright) leads the American Mahdi movement under the Nation of Islam.

My conclusion is, agreeing with Richard Said, there is not a single Islam among the 1.9 billion Moslems worldwide.  I also agree that although 90% of those 1.9 billion people are Sunnis, far fewer Moslems constitute a threat to the safety of non-Moslems.  Still, that leaves 380 million people who constitute a clear and present danger to western societies … a figure that is larger than the entire population of the United States.  The current US population of Moslems is around 3.45 million, a growth of just under one million Moslems since 2007.  How many of those people are Wahhabists is unknown to us, and there may be a reason for that.

Returning briefly to a congressional hearing in 2003, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) stated, “This [Wahhabi presence in the United States] is an issue that I have been very interested in, as you have mentioned.  Terrorism, in general, and Wahhabism, in particular, for quite a while.  And the issue we are addressing is very important in our effort to protect America from future terrorist attack.

We have learned that when you ignore it, it gets worse, and so I salute you for having this hearing.  Now, since the Wahhabi presence in the United States is a foreboding one that has potentially harmful and far-reaching consequences for our Nation’s mosques, schools, prisons, and even our military, these hearings could not come at a more opportune time.  But before I begin, I want to make one thing absolutely clear: Islam is an admirable and peaceful faith that embraces tolerance, morality, and charity.”

What percentage of recent Afghan “emergency” migrants are Sunni/Wahhabist Moslems?   We don’t know, but it would appear, given Senator Schumer’s silence on the issue of bringing 120,000 Afghans to the United States, he isn’t concerned about it.  If we simply suppose that 10% of them are Wahhabists, then we’re talking about potentially 12,000 very dangerous people whom the US government will settle in our unsuspecting communities.

If the reader agrees with the notion that there is no true Islam, that each Moslem follows their own string, that they believe and act upon the Islam most convenient to them at the time, where is Mr. Schumer’s concern for the harmful effects of ignoring an issue that could get worse, quickly, and without warning?

Notes:

[1]  Wahhabism and Salafism is the binding tie between the Saudis, Pakistanis, Talibanis, Al-Qaeda, the rebels in Syria, and the actions of the Moslem Brotherhood in nearly all of America’s prison systems.  The Saudis fund almost all Islamic mosques in the United States, pursuing Wahhabist or Salafist teachings.

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Theologian Biden claims we need more Muslim education in the classroom

 

Biden moves forward with his make American Muslims great with his get together with his BFF Linda Sarsour from his basement on Monday. Best yet, he thinks we need more religion in the classrooms. Muslim that is. His latest claim is that his avocation is theology.  Here is the headline:

Joe Biden Speaks to Million Muslim Votes Summit with Sharia Law Advocate Linda Sarsour, Touts Muhammad, Vows to End Trump Travel Ban

Joe Biden on Monday spoke to Million Muslim Votes Summit from the comfort of his Delaware basement. (Hint: There is no Trump Muslim travel ban but details details.)

Sharia law advocate and radical Islamic activist Linda Sarsour spoke at the event.

“If I have the honor of being president, I will end the Muslim ban on day one, day one,” Biden said during the “Million Muslim Votes Summit,” on a call with Linda Sarsour.

Biden rambled and accused the Trump Administration of “Islamicphobia” — someone should tell Biden that it’s pronounced “Islamophobia.”

“Under this administration, we’ve seen an unconscionable, an unconscionable rise in Islamicphobia and incidents including kids being bullied in schools and hate crimes in our communities,” Biden said.

It gets worse…

Biden said American children should be taught more about Islam in schools.

“One of the things I think is important, I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith,” he said.

Biden also touted Muhammad, the founder of Islam who owned several slaves and partook in the slave trade.

“Hadith from the Prophet Muhammad instructs, ‘Whomever among you sees a wrong, let him change it with his hand. If he is not able, then with his tongue. If he is not able, then with his heart,’” said Biden.

 

Here is a refresher in case the effect of the Red Pill is wearing off.

Making America Muslim – In Their Own Words – Long Term Plans of Islamic Academia

Video from 1989, Muslim Professor Sharifa Alkhateeb explains, “Long Range Process of Making America Muslim, All of America Muslim” – Muslim educator shares ultimate goal of Muslim education in America Ultimate objective of Muslim education in America is to make all of America Muslim. She says: “The long range process of making America Muslim -ALL of America Muslim…and being very calculated about it”

 

Clinton connection- Clinton speaking: “I want to thank everyone who has worked on bringing this event together. We have had a wonderful turnout in the past. We had more people this time, so we are actually occupying two rooms here in the Old Executive Office Building. *Sharifa Alkhateeb* of the North American Council for Muslim Women has been largely responsible for working with the White House staff in bringing us here. As many of you may know, Sharifa was the chair of the Muslim Caucus in Beijing in 1995. *And she is also a great friend to me* and to my staff for many, many occasions when we call upon her for advice and counsel. And I am pleased that once again she could be so helpful, both on her own behalf and on behalf of the Council in helping us out here.”

Huma connection: “Afterward, in the corridor, Sharifa greets a young friend, Huma Abedin, office manager for Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

Interesting how these wise words of enlightenment just flow off the tip of the proverbial tongue.

H/T:Gateway Pundit

A refresher from two years ago:

Linda Sasour Skypes into High School about Women’s March and Radical Agenda

Sarsour has no loyalty to America. On the contrary, her loyalty is to Islamic triumphalism and the imposition of sharia on the only country in history that is based on individual rights and freedom. Sarsour has but one loyalty: to jihad. And this Pennsylvania high school is treating her as if she is some sort of hero of social justice and women’s rights. If her beloved sharia were implemented, these high school students would quickly discover what her vision of women’s rights is really all about.

 

Other than this all is well in the swamp.

Michigan Sec. of State appoints Muslim Zaineb Hussein Deputy Chief of Staff

 

Jocelyn Benson

Secretarys of State’s responsibility is to manage State elections. George Soros has made electing “appropriate” candidates his priority similar to District Attorneys. Good results for little money in swaying these election. Just how did Benson get elected to this important position in Michigan and who was behind her?

 

 

 

Looks like Jocelyn Benson will do what she can to give us more of “the squad” both in state and federal elections.

A bit of her background but you know the drill:

Wikipedia Jocelyn Benson

She subsequently earned her Master’s in Sociology as a Marshall Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom, conducting research into the sociological implications of white supremacy and neo-Nazism. Prior to attending law school, Benson also lived in Montgomery, Alabama, where she worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center as an investigative journalist, researching white supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations. Benson has also worked as a summer associate for voting rights and election law for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and as a legal assistant to Nina Totenberg at National Public Radio.

On October 27, 2017, Benson announced her candidacy for Michigan Secretary of State. She was elected on November 6, 2018, defeating Republican Mary Treder Lang, becoming the first Democrat to serve since Richard Austin left office in 1994.

 

Think elections and this position is not important?

The real deal are the State Secretary offices. Think it doesn’t matter? Look what happened with having Mark Ritchie Secretary of State in Minnesota and the Al Franken win. Who is Mark Ritchie?

Ritchie in the 1990s had been a member of the now-defunct socialist New Party.[20] Moreover, he has ideological ties to the Communist Party USA and has been described by communist Tim Wheeler as a “friend” of the Party.

It gave us Obamacare with the 60th vote.

Minnesota’s November election for U.S. Senate, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman finished 725 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Al Franken; the thin margin of victory, however, triggered an automatic recount. With Mark Ritchie presiding over the recount process during the ensuing weeks, Coleman’s lead gradually dwindled due to what journalist Matthew Vadum describes as a long series of “appalling irregularities” that invariably benefited Franken.

As USA Today reported at the time: “The political battle for control of the federal government has opened up a new front: the obscure but vital state offices that determine who votes and how those votes are counted.”[11]

The Secretary of State Project (SoSP) was established in July 2006 as an independent “527” organization devoted to helping Democrats get elected to the office of secretary-of-state in selected swing, or battleground, states.

One of the principal duties of the secretary of state is to serve as the chief election officer who certifies candidates as well as election results in his or her state.[2] The holder of this office, then, can potentially play a key role in determining the winner of a close election. Funding included George Soros. Other players were Mark Ritchie.

To establish “election protection” against similar disappointments in subsequent political races, SoSP in 2006 targeted its funding efforts on the secretary-of-state races in seven swing states: Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, and Ohio.[10]

Democrats emerged victorious in five of those seven elections, all except Colorado and Michigan. Politico.com would later characterize SoSP as “an administrative firewall” designed, “in anticipation of a photo-finish presidential election,” to protect Democrats’ “electoral interests in … the most important battleground states.”[12]

In 2008, SoSP supported Democratic secretary-of-state candidates in Missouri, Montana, Oregon and West Virginia; all four Democrats won. These results represented yet another high return on a relatively small financial investment for SoSP.

Because few Americans recognize the importance of the secretary of state’s duties, candidates for that office tend to draw fewer (and smaller) donations than do most state-level campaigns. Consequently, even a modest injection of cash from just a handful of generous donors can make an enormous difference in the comparative financial resources of rival campaigns, and thereby tip the scales decidedly in favor of the better-funded candidate.

Read more on this nasty organization.

All going as planned. To break down the final thin blue line in the D.A. races and society as a whole.To create chaos in our election processes. To create this very angst. It is the Alinsky and Cloward-Piven way. The latest shiny object to keep us off our toes and overwhelm the system.

 

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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Just say no to new ‘Refugees’ in your local Communities and States

 

States  and local government commissions will soon have the option to chose whether they want to receive refugees. Expect a battle royal as the VOLAGS who contract to handle the “refugees” stand to lose a boatload of cash.

Why in the world are we taking so many Muslims? Especially Syria and Somalia. This is the time for all of us to step up to our local and State government Reps and tell them NO MORE! It’s up to us!

 

The Islamic Center of America, the largest mosque in the United States, located in Dearborn, Michigan.

Up until this coming June, contractors can put refugees wherever they want (with some consultation with the State Department).

In June Trump’s new rules come into play. We get to chose.

States where Governors have told the President that they want MORE refugees for their state

On December 13, 2019, the State Department released the official list of states and localities that have consented to receive refugees in FY2020:

State and Local Consents Under Executive Order 13888

 

Let’s take a step back and look at just what and who we are importing and just how exorbitant the amount is being spent. Info is from: Refugee Resettlement Watch

Here (below) is a table done by Simpson compiled using USA Spending that includes the millions of dollars each of the nine contractors devoured in the last eleven years.

Know that the contractors do not just get money from the US State Department for placement of refugees per head, but also get myriad grants and contracts from other federal agencies, mostly the Office of Refugee Resettlement in Health and Human Services, but other agencies as well.

Note this is in MILLIONS!   Not sure on the acronyms? See list below (DFMS is the other name for Episcopal Migration Ministries.)

Don’t miss the steep jump in their income over Obama’s years in office. No wonder they are screaming bloody murder!

Refugee Resettlement Watch continues to argue that these nine contractors are the heart of America’s Open Borders movement and thus there can never be long-lasting reform of US immigration policy when these nine un-elected phony non-profits are paid by the taxpayers to work as community organizers pushing an open borders agenda.

The President has linked the acquisition of a portion of their annual payout from the US Treasury to consent letters from governors and county commissions to place refugees.

June is the deadline unless a lawsuit brought by three of the contractors stops the President).

Let’s take a look back and review how this has been working out for us.

From a previous post:

Many of our newly minted Syrian Refugees are questionable at best

The Breibart post has the following headline Unholy Alliance: Christian Charities Profit from $1 Billion Fed Program to Resettle Refugees, 40 Percent Muslim. ($1 Billion then).

The focus was on the big bucks various agencies were making off the import of all these refugees that Ryan, Clinton and Obama are determined to thrust upon us. Obama is proud he is on track to reach his 10,000 Syrians by September. Buried in the post were chilling details of just how many of these refugees have no interest in American values. This is what will get us and our neighbors killed. Here tis:

Of the 100,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2014 under the Refugee Resettlement program, an estimated 40 percent were Muslims.

For instance, a recent Pew Research Poll indicated that approximately 14 percent of Muslims in 11 major Muslim majority countries sympathize with ISIS.

Another recent poll indicated that 13 percent of Syrian refugees coming to the United States “have a positive” or “positive to some extent” view of ISIS.

Since 1980, an estimated three million international refugees have entered the United States through this program, or approximately 100,000 per year for 35 years. Until 1990, very few Muslims were brought in. Since then, about 40 percent of refugees have been Muslim. In those 25 years, more than one million Muslims have been brought to the United States through this program.

Over the past five years, 680,000 green cards have been issued to Muslim immigrants (not all of whom came to the U.S. under the Refugee Resettlement program).

The national security concerns surrounding the Syrian refugees has not prompted these Christian non-profit VOLAGs to reconsider their refugee resettlement programs. Instead, as Refugee Resettlement Watch reported on Friday, they have just launched a massive public relations campaign to change the minds of the majority of Americans, whom three major polls show oppose letting any more Syrian refugees in the country.

As President Obama, backed by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has ramped up accepting refugees fleeing Syria and other war-torn nations.

Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton Says US should admit 65,000 Syrian refugees

 

 

More at Breitbart

Bonus:

U.S. takes on more Syrian refugees than all of the E.U. 8,000 vs 6,000

Despite promises of European Union member states to take in 160,000 refugees, a new report shows that they’ve accepted a fraction, 6,000, while the United States has embraced 8,000 of a planned 10,000 this year.

As President Obama, backed by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has ramped up accepting refugees fleeing Syria and other war-torn nations, the EU has put the brakes on hard, apparently bowing to public outrage.

Obama picks up Somali ‘Refugees’ from around the world

Just like Australia’s unwanted illegal aliens, why are South Africa’s illegal aliens our problem?

…Snip

Buffalo News story:

The father is from Somalia. He fled his country and made the risky journey to South Africa. That’s where he met his eventual wife and where his daughters were born, but where the family did not have permanent residency. [What! We thought everyone was welcome in SA?—ed]

So the United Nations sent them to us!

The City of Buffalo has taken in thousands of immigrants and refugees in recent years, and it’s reflected in many of its schools. More than 85 different languages are spoken throughout the district, but that number can change by the day.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp

 

 

Catholic Church in Scotland defies Pope – No plans on changing the Lord’s Prayer

 

What’s next in the bible that troubles this Pope and its interpretation? Even more interesting is that it appears all hands are not on deck to accept his ‘infallibility.” Francis apparently is not done with the interpretation/translation of the bible.

How about his embracing the Muslim faith into the Seminaries and suggesting adding the Arabic language wouldn’t be a bad thing? A “theology of acceptance?” “Values diversity?” First the Bible:

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Although Pope Francis has ordered a change in the Our Father prayer — a prayer given to the world by Jesus Christ — the Catholic Church in Scotland said it has no plans to accept the Pope’s  version of the prayer, and the Catholic Church in England and Wales also said it has no plans at this time to change the Our Father, although the issue will be studied.

The Lord’s Prayer, also called the Our Father (LatinPater Noster), is a venerated Christian prayer which, according to the New TestamentJesus taught as the way to pray:

Pray then in this way … (Matthew 6:9 NRSV)
When you pray, say … (Luke 11:2 NRSV)

Just call me old fashioned. For the most part, I for one prefer to leave it to the Catholics to deal with their Marxist Pope. But this caught my attention.

“The Catholic Church in Scotland has no plans to change the wording of the Our Father,” a spokesman for the church told Stv.tv in Scotland, as well as The Scottish Sun and Christian Today. “The translation of the prayers of the Mass into different languages, is a matter of the language groups concerned.”

In the prayer, the Pope ordered the phrase “lead us not into temptation” to be changed to “do not let us fall into temptation.”

Pope Francis reportedly was frustrated, stating that God the Father does not lead us into temptation, “He helps you to get up immediately.”

The change in the prayer was made official in late May and is now included in a new edition of the Italian Missal, the prayer book Catholics use at Mass.

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Maybe I am just being picky these days, but if we are changing the interpretation of the bible, how about his adding the embracing of Islam into their Seminaries? Recall my earlier post: 

In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism

headline, perhaps, started my fuse today. The operative sentence?

“I would say that theology, particularly in this context, is called to be a theology of acceptance,” Pope Francis said.

I wonder how the Knights Templar would feel about all of this now?

Knights Templar

“Theology students should be educated in dialogue with Judaism and Islam to understand the common roots and differences of our religious identities, and thus contribute more effectively to building a society that values ​​diversity and fosters respect, brotherhood and peaceful coexistence,” Pope Francis said June 21 in front of Naples’ Jesuit-run pontifical Catholic university.

“With Muslims we are called to dialogue to build the future of our societies and our cities; we are called to consider them partners to build a peaceful coexistence, even when there are shocking episodes by fanatical groups, who are enemies of dialogue, like the tragedy of last Easter in Sri Lanka,” he said.

“The multicultural and multi-religious reality of the new Mediterranean is formed … in the dialogue that comes from listening to the people and texts of the great monotheistic religions, and especially in listening to young people,” Francis said.

“The multicultural and multi-religious reality of the new Mediterranean is formed … in the dialogue that comes from listening to the people and texts of the great monotheistic religions, and especially in listening to young people,” Francis said.

“In theological faculties and ecclesiastical universities, courses in Arabic and Hebrew language and culture are to be encouraged, as well as mutual understanding between Christian, Jewish and Muslim students,” he said.”

“I would say that theology, particularly in this context, is called to be a theology of acceptance,” Pope Francis said.

The pope’s message focused on theological study within pontifical universities as outlined in the apostolic constitution Veritatis Gaudium published in January 2018. Veritatis Gaudium stipulated new norms of governance and education for all institutions that issue ecclesiastical degrees.

Thats my screed for today. Other than that, all is well in the swamp and elsewhere.

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A Federal Judge and a bizarre view of Justice for an American ISIS terrorist

 

 

Terrorist Khan and The Clown Judge

  by Mustang

 

Were the actions of an ISIS terrorist the actions of simply an immature youth’s exuberance – a “stupid thing” – which should have received the mercy from Judge Hughes? Or was it a major error?

Lynn Hughs

Judge Lynn Hughs

Prosecutors have appealed Judge Hughes’ sentence, arguing that the sentence imposed potentially have national security implications: there are more than 150 Moslem-Americans fighting for ISIS in Syria.  One-hundred more have been arrested before they were able to physically join the terrorist organization.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of the Southern District of Texas, argued as much in a brief filed with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last month, that “The district court’s error was not harmless. Indeed, the magnitude of its error was enormous.”

“The sentence,” the brief explained “… did not reflect the gravity of Khan’s conduct and would not sufficiently deter others from taking the first step along the path to radicalization. The sentence also results in unwarranted disparity with sentences of similarly situated defendants who have received far more serious sentences.”

A counter-brief by Khan and his attorney, David Adler, is expected sometime in the coming weeks.

Asher Abid Kjan
Source: Facebook

Five years ago, the FBI learned that a (then) 19-year old citizen had joined a terror group affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while temporarily living with an uncle in Australia.

Asher Khan used Facebook to lavish praise on Jizb ut-Tahrir and stated that he joined the group so that he could die in service to Allah.  He not only communicated this to his readers at Facebook, he also served as active recruiter for ISIS.  Over the long-distance Internet, Khan recruited a high-school friend to join ISIS as well.

His friend was named Sixto Ramiro Garcia, who he had met at their Houston mosque.  Khan arranged to meet Sixto in Turkey; there, a guide would take them into Syria where they could achieve glory for the moon-god.

Khan and Garcia boarded planes; Khan from Australia, and Garcia from Houston.  But the FBI concocted a ruse to convince Khan to return to the United States.  Khan’s mother told him that she was dying in a hospital; he needed to come home.

He flew to Texas instead of Turkey and having arrived, wired his panicked friend in Turkey $300 and arranged through the internet to put Garcia in contact with the ISIS guide.  Sixto was killed a few months later, which, quite frankly, is a likely result of joining a terrorist group.

Khan, now in Texas, kept recruiting for ISIS —an activity that continued until his arrest by federal authorities in May 2015.  Khan was charged in federal court with violations of 18 USC 2339(a)(b), providing material support to terrorist organizations.  Notably, 2339(b) requires a longer prison sentence because, as in this case, “material support” resulted in the death of another person (Sixto Garcia).

In 2015, Federal prosecutors wanted Khan to remain behind bars awaiting trial, arguing that Khan is a threat to national security.  Judge Lynn Nettleton Hughes decided to impose house-arrest, instead.  Hughes then assailed prosecutors asking whether the government would have detained someone during the Cold War for joining the Community Party of East Germany.  It was a rhetorical question.

Nevertheless, East German Communists never threw a five-year-old child off a second-floor mezzanine at the Mall of America, either.  That aside, it was only after his bond hearing that Khan claimed to be a “changed man.”  He’s now a 24-year old engineering student at the University of Houston, which given Khan’s previous line of work, shouldn’t bring us a sense that all is well in the world.

Judge Hughes considered the facts of this case from the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  He sentenced Khan to 18-months in prison.  Prosecutors were asking for fifteen years.  Hughes, a Reagan appointee, scoffed at the arguments set forth by the prosecutors and expressed sympathy for Khan, a convicted terrorist.

The argument that Khan had anything to do with Garcia’s death is specious, he said.  “Given the right breaks, most young people —if you can get their attention and give them some guidance— will quit doing that particular stupid thing.”  Hughes dismissed out of hand the evidence presented by prosecutors that Khan continued to proselytize for ISIS after he returned to Texas.

What are these implications?  Oh, I don’t know.  Do we really want 150 combat-tested terrorists returning to the United States with their hatred of the American Republic and anyone connected with it?  Maybe what we need are stiff consequences for treasonous behavior.  Perhaps our judges ought to be able to make a distinction between that and stealing bb’s from a local toy store.

And there is another issue.  Khan told Judge Hughes he’d learned his lesson —easily said.  The fact is that terrorists, having committed themselves to that course, do not change their ways over time.  They don’t “age out” of their lust for barbarism.  Judge Hughes has access to this material, and he has no further to look than the tribunals at Guantanamo Bay.

Whether the 5th US Court of Appeals will increase Khan’s sentence is yet to be seen —but you know, that may not matter quite as much as the number of chowder heads at work within our federal government who, every single day, impose a clear and present danger to the Republic.

Neither does one require all of the details; no, they only need to take a cursory look around.  Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller & Company, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Paige, Candice Will, Lynn Hughes … and too many others to mention.  One can even forget the characters; look instead at the number and scope of challenges to justice and sovereignty: an unprecedented number of illegal invasions along our southern border, a congress that refuses to act in the interests of the American people, and a media that aids and abets America’s enemies.

We don’t just need Donald Trump; we need another 49 just like him.  No one man can keep pace with the unrelenting power of this anti-American tidal wave that every second of every single day assaults our values and —worse, common sense.

Well, I suppose that when you think about it, common sense isn’t all that common in American today —not even on the federal bench.

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Iran’s Rouhani Makes First Visit Ever To Iraq To “Bypass Unjust US Sanctions”

 

Cable TCM’s showing of “Lawrence of Arabia” recently reminded us of the eternal quagmire of the MIddle East. When I saw this headline out of Zero Hedge I could only feel sadness. How much blood and treasure we have given.  Yet, in today’s news we hear nothing. Only the latest antics of three women plus Sarsour, roaming Congress, Muslim supporting women – who would destroy us from within. Add Israel as well. And the Kurds? We leave then to their own devices one more time.

 

Rouhani

What Iran is billing as President Hassan Rouhani’s first “historic” and landmark visit to Iraq, both the United States and Israel are seeing as a provocative move to solidify Iran’s influence over Baghdad.

Just prior to arriving in Iraq Monday, Rouhani said on state television that his country is determined to “strengthen its brotherly ties” with neighboring Iraq. It’s expected that the three-day visit will result in a wide range of economic deals in fields such as energy, transport, and agriculture; however, as Israel’s Haaretz writes based on a Reuters report:

The visit is a strong message to the United States and its regional allies that Iran still dominates Baghdad, a key arena for rising tension between Washington and Tehran.

 

Over the past year immense tension has grown between allies Baghdad and Washington over Iraq’s reliance on Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite paramilitary units to wage war against ISIS and other Sunni terror groups.

As Al Jazeera notes:

Since Rouhani’s election in 2013, Iraq has relied on Iranian paramilitary support to fight ISIL following the group’s capture of the Iraqi city of Mosul and other territories in both Iraq and Syria.

Now, with the armed fighters facing a final territorial defeat in the Syrian village of Baghouz, Iran is looking for Iraq’s continued support as it faces a maximalist pressure campaign by President Donald Trump after his decision to withdraw the United States from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

But this is ultimately the lasting legacy of Bush and Cheney’s 2003 regime change war and toppling of Saddam Hussein: they overthrew a Sunni Baath secular dictator in exchange for entrenching pro-Iran influence in Baghdad, to the delight of the Ayatollahs.

Washington can now behold the fruits of its neocon interventionist labor as Iran’s president is granted a hero’s welcome in the heart of Baghdad (this after Iran and Iraq were very recently bitter enemies)  all the while US officials in the same city will look on helplessly from the sidelines.

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Bonus flashback:

Sarsour caught on camera talks about her mentor WTC terrorist Siraj Wahhaj

 

 

Ilan Omar Used Foreign Propaganda Script When Grilling Elliot Abrams

 

Home Sweet Home
Mogadishu

The only question I had of Rep, Omar was who gave you your attack points at the time of the Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Diplomat Abrams?

You seemed to have a wealth of decades old information considering you were still wandering the cesspool city called Mogadishu when the events you were discussing occurred.

A comparison of texts shows that Rep. Ilan Omar cribbed from Qatar’s state-owned Al Jazeera to script her diatribe against senior American diplomat Elliott Abrams.

Al Jazeera ran a story, “Who is Elliott Abrams, US special envoy for Venezuela?” on February 12. It had no byline.

Omar recycled the story in her scripted attack against Abrams at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on February 13. The video of the hearing shows that Omar did not publicly inform the Committee that she was quoting from a foreign state-funded propaganda source.

 

The key themes from the Al Jazeera article match with Omar’s comments to Abrams, and appear in the same order. Some of the phrasing is similar and sometimes identical. Here is one for comparison:

First theme: Helping Nicaraguan contras and pardoned by Bush

 

 

 

Al Jazeera: “In 1991, he [Abrams] pleaded guilty to two counts of misleading Congress about the Reagan administration’s efforts to help the Nicaraguan guerrillas (known as the Contras) during a period when Congress had banned such aid. He was later pardoned by George HW Bush.”

Omar to Abrams: “Mr. Adams [sic], in 1991, you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding your involvement in the Iran-Cortra [sic] affair, for which you were later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush.”

For more examples go to Center for Security Policy:

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This writer, as a former graduate school professor, would have failed a student for cribbing words, facts, and narratives without citing the source. A quick check of online plagiarism detection services shows that Omar did plagiarize her material:

H/T: Center for Security Policy

See my earlier post:

Mogadishu House Rep Ilhan Omar Attempt to Shame Elliot Abrams Backfires

 

 

For more on this piece of work:

Just who is Rashida Tlaib – of the vulgar impeachment remark fame?

 

By now most of us have heard of Rashida Tlaib, famous for her vulgar impeachment screed made recently. But just who is this piece of work? No surprise really. A Soros sponsored anti-Semitic Muslim for Congress gal. Let’s take a quick look. No doubt just a beginning.

Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) did not disclose the name of the source of funds for a fellowship that was paid by liberal billionaire George Soros—as required by the House ethics committee—and also disclosed a lesser amount than she received, according to a review of tax and financial disclosure forms. (She of course will get a pass.)

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the most recent copies of tax forms for a number of Soros’s organizations, including the Open Society Institute, the legal name for the Open Society Foundations, the entity in which Soros pushes millions in funding to a number of liberal causes and organizations.

An expenditure of $85,307 to Rashida Tlaib in Detroit, Mich., from 2017 is shown on page 97 of the 321-page report to “increase involvement of disenfranchised urban communities of color with their local governance process by creating a community benefits strategy for equitable development and creating a leadership training for impacted residents focused on negotiation skills and identifying leverage at the local level.”

Tlaib did not report any income in the amount of $85,307 on financial disclosure forms submitted as she was running for office, which identified the names of the sources that provided her income in three of four cases.

However, the fourth reported source of earned income is marked as a “Leadership in Government Fellowship,” but does not identify who provided the payment.

A press release from 2016 shows that Tlaib was chosen for a “leadership in government” fellowship by Soros’s Open Society Foundations along with seven other individuals.

Tlaib was paid $139,873 by Soros’s group in 2016, tax forms show. Between 2016 and 2017, Tlaib received a total of $225,180

More at Free Beacon

This just tops off the story.

Linda Sasour Skypes into High School about Women’s March and Radical Agenda

 

 

What a way to start the New Year. Indoctrinating our kids, This from Pamela Geller.

Sarsour has no loyalty to America. On the contrary, her loyalty is to Islamic triumphalism and the imposition of sharia on the only country in history that is based on individual rights and freedom. Sarsour has but one loyalty: to jihad. And this Pennsylvania high school is treating her as if she is some sort of hero of social justice and women’s rights. If her beloved sharia were implemented, these high school students would quickly discover what her vision of women’s rights is really all about.

 

We have much to do to protect our kids. More  here

 

 

This from several years ago. She was already at it.

Linda Sarsour telling high school students to learn about Jesus and Mary from the Quran and to not listen to what their teachers tell them.

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