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)

Steve’s full piece…

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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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Dec 092013
 

~For those unfamiliar with my old friend Sami, I bring you A Study in Sami , who last surfaced April 2012.

Obama’s Muslim Envoy Rashad Hussain Sympathetic To Sami Al-Arian:

A new group advocating for the restoration of Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt held a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday. It is part of a series of events calling for “restoring democracy to Egypt.”

The MB has confirmed that it does not object to the election of women or Copts in cabinet, although it deems that both are “unsuitable” for presidency. The MB admits to creating the spin-off and brags they have the same objective.

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But like similar efforts before it, the push by the newly-established Egypt Freedom Foundation involves people with ties to Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the United States. And, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that the event also attracted Sami Al-Arian to the Cannon Office Building on Capitol Hill. Al-Arian is a convicted terrorist-supporting felon who is still under a separate indictment for criminal contempt. Both cases involve his work with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group for which Al-Arian served as a board member.

JUST TWO days later (Yesterday) Chicago also saw this event

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He did not speak during Thursday’s briefing, or at a follow-up event at a northern Virginia community college Friday night. But his presence, and his connections to the organizers, indicate that he may be more than a spectator.

The two events featured speakers critical of the Egyptian military for removing President Mohamed Morsi from office July 3, after days of massive street protests that reached historic proportions against his year-old rule. Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate in Egypt’s 2012 elections.

Both events were sponsored by the Egypt Freedom Foundation, a new group incorporated in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, records show. The only listed officer, Ahmed Bedier, is a former Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter director who still raises money for the group.

On February 28, 2012 Muslim Brotherhood leader, Ahmed Bedier unleashed a “hate-speech” attack against all Florida Legislators and public employees at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. Bedier, a former CAIR official, displayed his true anti-woman, anti-white beliefs while speaking on the 22nd floor of the State Capitol during Muslim Capitol Day. The United West investigative team captured this shocking video and now releases it to the general public.

2 IMPORTANT POINTS Ahmed Bedier, with his hate-filled agenda, has disqualified himself from having any influence with the Florida legislators that he so intensely repudiates. If Ahmed Bedier has no interest in using shariah law in Florida then why is he against a law, he believes, prohibits shariah law?

If you are going to go after the muslim community, THEY are going to go after YOU! -Ahmed Bedier

Al-Arian also has acknowledged his past membership in the Muslim Brotherhood.

His contempt case has been frozen since 2009. Despite a written promise, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema has not ruled on pending motions to dismiss the case or let it proceed to trial. Al-Arian has been on house arrest, but in January, Brinkema issued an unsolicited order which greatly reduced restrictions on Al-Arian’s activities.

If the case were allowed to go forward, Al-Arian would face prison time if convicted. If he were acquitted, or if the contempt case were dismissed, he would face deportation under terms of his 2006 plea agreement for supporting the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

“The evidence was clear in this case that you were a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” U.S. District Court Judge James Moody (D) said during Al-Arian’s sentencing. “You were on the board of directors and an officer, the secretary. Directors control the actions of an organization, even the PIJ; and you were an active leader.”

The Capitol Hill event was promoted on Twitter and attended by Mahdi Bray, former head of the Muslim American Society’s political arm. The Muslim American Society has strong roots in the Muslim Brotherhood.

Like Al-Arian, Bray is a convicted felon. Bedier and Bray staunchly defended Al-Arian during his run-ins with the criminal justice system. Bedier testified as a character witness for Al-Arian. Bedier, as the CAIR representative in Tampa, where Al-Arian was tried in 2005, routinely appeared in the media defending him.

* Mahdi Bray on YouTube.

On Friday, Bedier said his brother spent weeks in Rabaa Al Adaweya, where Muslim Brotherhood members camped out in protest of Morsi’s ouster. Amir invited Ahmed to visit the protest camps. Ahmed Bedier painted an idyllic picture of those camps Friday night, saying Egyptians of all backgrounds joined together, creating an “almost festive atmosphere” that featured everything from barber shops and grocery stores to a cell phone shop.

He said he saw no weapons or harassment. But videotape shows that people within the Brotherhood camp were armed, and the Brotherhood sanctioned attacks on Coptic Christian churches.

IPT Full Investigation

More on Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party: No retreat from demanding Morsi’s return JUST in today.

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Sep 242013
 

“[U]ntil we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS,” an FBI official wrote in 2009, “the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner.”

In a scathing letter to new FBI Director James Comey, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., called the violations “intolerable” and demanded punishment for those responsible, including “separation from the FBI.”

“Despite repeated efforts to communicate the policy to the field,” Wolf wrote, “this was undermined by conflicting guidance being inexplicably offered by the bureau’s Office of Public Affairs as well as outright violations from several field offices.”

The FBI question “whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS” and bar interaction between its agents and the group. Perhaps the Inspector General’s report will prompt field office officials to stop ignoring their own leaders and the information gathered by their fellow agents.

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From IPT:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is using a complex web of non-profit and corporate entities to keep millions of dollars in donations from foreign government s and other international donors from public disclosure, Washington’s Daily Caller reports.

The largest Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group in America is the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). After three years of litigation in federal court in Washington, D.C., AFLC has uncovered facts demonstrating that CAIR has been running a global criminal money laundering operation out of the nation’s capitol.

The money laundering scheme was discovered in the course of legal discovery in unrelated federal litigation arising out of allegations by five of CAIR’s former clients that CAIR defrauded them by failing to provide the legal services they had been promised. (See here for the latest update in that case).

CAIR — the Largest Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas Front Group in America — is Running a Money Laundering Operation

Do not miss this powerful expose’ of the Council on America Islamic Relations (CAIR) by world-class litigator, David Yerushalmi, as he reveals the criminal activity of CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front group for HAMAS, a designated terrorist organization. Through years of direct interrogation and deposition of CAIR officials,including the Founder/Director, Nihad Awad, Yerushalmi reveals a very sophisticated money-laundering syndicate and presents evidence of foreign governments channeling millions of dollars to CAIR, all for the advancement of Islamic shariah and the destruction of the United States Constitution. Most likely this interview will lead to an investigation of CAIR by the FBI with resultant convictions on a variety of federal offenses.

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Sep 242013
 

My friend knows of what he says…

STEVE EMERSON: Well, the Washington Post reported tonight, well I usually don’t quote the post, but they quoted the Kenyan foreign minister as saying that several of the attackers spoke English.

Now, what that indicates together with U.S. intelligence which has known that, in al- Shabaab, there are upwards of a hundred Europeans and Americans fighting for al Shabaab. They have become the new al Qaeda central. No longer is Afghanistan the center of gravity or Yemen the center of gravity. This is a seminal act, Sean, this will propel them into becoming the new al Qaeda franchise around the world, I fear because of the fact it’s so internationalized right now.

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Sep 182013
 

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Perceived American support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is driving a deep wedge between Egypt’s military leaders and its people against the United States, a report from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) finds.

* Note the report Calls For Intensified Cooperation With Russia, China

“This trend is part of continually escalating anti-U.S. and, more specifically, anti-President Obama attacks on the part of supporters of Egyptian Defense Minister Al-Sisi, who deposed” President Mohamed Morsi in July, the report says. It is being fueled by President Obama condemnation of the military’s assault on Muslim Brotherhood sit-in locations after Morsi’s ouster, which left hundreds dead.

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The United States also canceled a joint military exercise and is still considering freezing military aid.

Obama is the target of the harshest commentary, with Egyptians “insulting his mother, calling him mentally deficient and his administration ‘the Adolf Obama Reich,’ and even going so far as to offer a prayer that he would die in agony,” the MEMRI report says.

“You left the Egyptians. You turned your back on the Egyptians, and they won’t forget that,” Egyptian Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi told The Washington Post in his first interview since Morsi’s ouster. The newspaper described it as “a measure of just how thoroughly the Obama administration has alienated both sides in a profoundly polarized and unsettled Egypt.”

As we’ve noted throughout his administration, President Obama too often relies on advisors with clear sympathies toward the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist ideologies. For example, Dalia Mogahed, then-president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) – a group formed by Muslim Brotherhood members in the United States, was deemed the “most influential person” (Dalia Mogahed) shaping the Obama Administration’s Middle East message.

Rashad Hussain, President Obama’s special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (2007), has close ties with ISNA and been critical of U.S. prosecutions for terror supporters.

For more examples, Click Here, and HERE.

As is the case with Syria, when American prestige and influence wanes, Russia seems to benefit. As much as Egyptians attack Obama, they seem to be embracing Vladimir Putin.

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Sep 102013
 

A vital debate is raging in the United States over a key question:

Does the Assad regime pose a greater threat to international security than the radical Islamist elements fighting to topple the Syrian dictator? And how would a military strike alter the balance?

There is not one uniform view among Israeli defense experts over what outcome would be best for Israel, in light of the fact that no one can know with certainty what will come in Assad’s place.

Most observers agree that from Israel’s perspective, the al-Qaida-affiliated organizations in Syria pose a very real and growing threat, but one which is significantly smaller in scope and more easily contained than the threat posed by a far more powerful axis: Iran, the Assad regime, and Hizballah.

This view is based on the fact that the Syrian regime forms a central component in the Iranian bloc. It is this bloc, on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons, and with access to unconventional weapons and state-sponsored conventional weaponry, that is the No. 1 threat to Israel’s security.

Syria is the bridge connecting Tehran to Hizballah in Lebanon. Bashar Al-Assad has brought Syria closer to Iran and Hizballah, and today relies on them for his survival. Assad is facilitating the transit of advanced Iranian arms to Hizballah, as well as supplying it with Syrian-made weapons.

Syria is viewed by the Iranian regime as its critical forward base and springboard to eventual regional domination.

With Syrian help, Iran has armed Hizballah with 70-80,000 rockets that are pointed at Israeli cities. Hizballah’s firepower has the potential to paralyze the Israeli home front in a future war.

The most critical threat is the Iranian nuclear weapons program, which is edging forward all the time.

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Sep 082013
 

I’ve been listening to a few radio shows discuss how music is turning our youth. HERE is a prime example, not the first on JUST Piper, many homegrown terrorists turn to rap/hiphop also…

I tried really hard to find things with English translation, JUST was not to be had.

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German citizens have participated in the bloody expulsion of Christian villages in Syria, according to the German newsmagazine Focus. The incident is part of a larger problem involving German and other citizens from Western countries joining jihadist groups in Syria’s brutal, multiparty civil war, raising Muslim terrorism concerns in Syria and beyond.

A radical Muslim militia conducted an “ethnic cleansing” of Syrian Christian villagers near the border with Turkey on Aug. 6. According to the Focus report, two unnamed Western intelligence services identified German Muslim converts and other Germans with an “immigration background” as militia members.

A recent propaganda video shows jihadists speaking in German praising the expulsions, during which several murders occurred. The video also shows jihadists desecrating the bodies of Syrian soldiers with kicks to the head.

About 70 German Muslim militants have traveled to Syria according to a July report from Germany’s Office of Constitutional Protection (Verfassungsschutz), an extremist monitoring agency. Notable among them is the German-Ghanaian rapper-turned hardline Muslim convert Denis Mamadou Cuspert (aka “Deso Dogg”).

Once known for his gangster lyrics and tattoos, Cuspert now produces German-language jihadist nasheeds, or Islamic devotional music, Turkish-Moroccan-German journalist Souad Mekhennet reported in the Daily Beast. One such online video emailed to Mekhennet on July 30 shows images of suicide and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) bombings and repeats the refrain, “I want death and cannot wait for it, armed with bombs and shells.”


Abu Talha Al Almani – Al Jannah Al Jannah… by blauetaschenindeutschland

This was posted JUST 3 weeks ago:

Deso Dogg in Syrien…

* A German Rapper DESO DOGG converts to ISLAM

* Nice album cover: dogz4life

Western intelligence services believe that Cuspert is fighting with the al-Qaida linked Al-Nusra Front (Kerry’s buds), under his nom de guerre Abu Talha al Almani (Abu Talha the German). Indeed, an online video purports to show Cuspert in Syria. There, he is one of an estimated 6,000 foreign fighters, about 10 percent of whom come from Australia, Europe, and North America, Mekhennet reported.

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