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Ultimately an American citizen unless the passport is revoked is entitled to come back. So if someone who has fought with ISIL with an American passport wants to come back, we’ll track them very carefully. – FBI director Jim Comey

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Judge, there has been a tremendous uptick in recruitment. In the last month alone intelligence estimates say up to more than 5,000 volunteers have come from Europe alone and several hundred from the United States. And the notion that we can track them when they come back to the United States I think is somewhat questionable since it takes about 24 agents just to track one person for a 24 hour period nonstop.

Number two, I think our policy on the issue of radical Islam is really screwed up here. Here you have a president at the UN praises a radical sheikh who says he’s opposed to ISIS but issues a fatwa calling for killing of American soldiers. You have the President basically sending a welcome message to the Oklahoma mosque which produced that crazy Islamist who beheaded, Mr. Nolen, who beheaded his co-worker and who had on his Facebook page photos praising bin Laden, praising 9/11, and even a picture of somebody being beheaded.

So I think our own policies [ are actually constraining us], including that the fact that the Attorney General has prohibited the FBI from using religious criteria from investigating Islamists. I think right now, Judge, we have a [counter-terrorism] policy that doesn’t exist. ~ Steve Emerson

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Sep 302014
 

Steve is being cautious in his assessment.Course personally I don’t believe they are blinders personally. I do however feel obama is an extremist islamist sympathizer, all for jihad against America. ~ JP

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Sep 102014
 

There are recruiters going around the country in other mosques, where they identify potential volunteers.

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Jul 292014
 

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Secretary of State John Kerry’s push for a ceasefire in Gaza last week was so flawed it managed to unite Israel’s fractious political leadership in opposition while simultaneously being lambasted by the Palestinian Authority.

The proposal called for negotiations on Hamas demands, including opening border crossings into Gaza and relaxed boating restrictions off the Gaza coast. In addition, its language reportedly upgraded Hamas – a designated terrorist organization – to an equal plane with Israel. Then, President Obama called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday to make “clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities based on the November 2012 ceasefire agreement.”

In other words, Obama demanded that Israel institute an immediate unilateral ceasefire even while Hamas continues its terrorist operations against Israel. True to form, Hamas escalated its attacks on Monday.

A mortar attack on the community of Eshkol near the Gaza border killed four Israeli civilians and wounded nine others, five of whom were in critical condition. At the same time, a squad of heavily-armed Hamas terrorists emerged from a tunnel near Kibbutz Nahal Oz in an attempt to carry out a mass murder attack. The Israeli military killed one terrorist and is searching for the others.

The U.S. response? In addition to more demands that Israel stop trying to root out the Hamas terror infrastructure in Gaza, administration officials Monday expressed anger that the Israelis would leak details of the proposed ceasefire and criticize Kerry.

This overlooks an important fact – Kerry’s proposal also angered the Palestinian Authority – with a senior official telling London-based Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that…

“Kerry wanted to create a framework that would be an alternative to the Egyptian initiative and to our concept regarding it, in order to please Qatar and Turkey.” The move would strengthen the Muslim Brotherhood’s stature, the PA official said, “because the Americans think – and will be proven wrong – that that moderate political Islam represented by the Muslim Brotherhood can combat radical Islam…”

U.S. officials continue to pressure Israel, which already has accepted five ceasefires. All of them were broken by Hamas.

Reports out of Israel say Kerry’s proposal did nothing to help identify and dismantle Hamas tunnels or strip it of its remaining rocket arsenal. Israel’s security cabinet quickly and unanimously rejected it.

An unnamed senior U.S. official briefed Israeli reporters Sunday night, claiming the proposal is being misrepresented. “There was no Kerry plan,” the official said. “There was a concept based on the Egyptian cease-fire plans that Israel had signed off on.”

Kerry’s disastrous idea, giving Hamas a clear diplomatic win at a time it had nothing to show but devastation for a fight it started, drew perverse praise.

If there are suggestions for a better way for Israel to unearth the tunnels and to stop the rocket fire emanating from crammed neighborhoods surrounded by civilians, by all means, offer them up.

But let’s not pretend that this conflict can be resolved by giving Hamas what it wants.

~ Steve Emerson

“Do you want to recognize Israel as a Jewish state?” Rose asked.

“No,” Meshaal said. After a long pause, he added, “I said I do not want to live with a state of occupiers.” To Hamas, as its charter makes clear, all of Israel is occupied Palestinian land. There can be no peace until Hamas either gives up on its founding principle to destroy Israel or until it is removed from power and influence.

Kerry may be feeling some of the sting from all the criticism. In new remarks Monday, he emphasized the need to disarm Hamas.

But he has lost tremendous credibility with those elements who stand opposed to Hamas and its benefactors in Qatar and Turkey. “Jerusalem,” writes Horovitz, “now regards him as duplicitous and dangerous.”

If he really cares about generating a lasting peace, his next, best move might be resignation. As for President Obama, he might start to educate himself about Hamas’ horrific murderous actions and agenda before approving a plan that allows this al-Qaida clone to resurrect itself after being seriously wounded by defensive Israeli actions.

Pushing a ceasefire that accentuates Hamas demands could not be more counterproductive.

Steven Emerson is executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT)

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Feb 202014
 
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Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights (EADHR) has organized rallies throughout the country since last summer, demanding Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed Morsi be reinstated as Egypt’s president. Those rallies normally showed a degree of discipline, with chants calling for democracy and expressing love of Morsi himself, with the Muslim Brotherhood going unmentioned.

A Feb. 8 rally outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in New York City didn’t focus on the Islamist group, either. But chants and speeches in Arabic blamed the Saudis for Egypt’s political situation, with some calling on God to destroy the Saudi regime, and allegations they are trying to “sell Egypt to the Jews.”

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Jan 142014
 
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A former American soldier was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to destroying computer records that could have been used against him in a terrorism investigation.

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(24) Baxam of Laurel, Md., converted to Islam soon after leaving the U.S. Army in July 2011. He was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 by Kenyan police while he was on his way to Somalia to wage jihad alongside the al-Qaida-tied Somali jihadist organization, al-Shabaab.

Baxam destroyed his personal home computer before leaving for Somalia because “he did not want any record left behind and that he wanted to maintain a low profile.” According to the plea agreement, Baxam told federal agents:

“that due to his prior service in the U.S. Army, and specifically his training and experience in military intelligence, he knew of the U.S. government’s capabilities in tracing Internet protocol addresses and other investigative techniques available to authorities. Consequently, before leaving the U.S., he destroyed his personal home computer and threw the remains in a dumpster.”

Court records show Baxam told agents that “living an Islamic life in the United States is oppressive.” In statements to agents he justified defensive jihad and said he would fight the U.S. to defend Islamic lands.

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Also See: The Curious Case of Craig Benedict Baxam. What would make an American Iraq war veteran join forces with al-Shabaab?

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Jan 142014
 
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A criminal complaint charged Mozaffar Khazaee (aka Arash Khazaie) of shipping secret copyrighted documents relating to the U.S. Air Force’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter Program and military jet engines to Iran.

Khazaee, who became naturalized in 1991 and holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship, allegedly obtained the information from defense contractors with whom he had been employed as an engineer.

Former Pratt & Whitney Employee , East Hartford defense contractor, the sole manufacturer of the aircraft’s engine, declined to comment.

The investigation against Khazaee opened in November after investigators from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) noticed a shipment that Khazaee sent by truck from Connecticut to a freight forwarder in Long Beach, Cal. Although the documentation on the shipment said that it contained household goods, inspectors found “numerous boxes of documents consisting of sensitive technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material relating to the U.S. Air Force’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter program and military jet engines,” an affidavit attached to the complaint said.

Khazaee, who recently moved from Connecticut to Indianapolis, was arrested in Newark before he could get on a connecting flight to Frankfurt on his way to Tehran.

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He made an initial court appearance Monday. The charge against him carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if Khazaee is convicted.

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