Time To Expel Terrorist-Supporting Rashida Tlaib From Congress Disqualifying behavior.

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Rashida Tlaib (D-Khan Younis) was one of only 10 House members who refused to join the rest in condemning the atrocities carried out by Hamas on October 7. Instead, apparently unmoved by reports of child killings, mass rape, torture, mutilation and murder, Tlaib has continued to associate with Hamas-linked supporters, including six of her main fundraisers who have close ties to Hamas. Tlaib is also part of a hidden Facebook group — the Palestinian-American Congress — that has praised the jihadists who kidnapped and killed hundreds of civilians, including at least 33 Americans, on October 7. The founder of the group is Maher Abdel-Qader, who has referred to Israelis as “not real Jews” and questioned whether the Holocaust really happened.

The Facebook group, which Tlaib joined six years ago, has proudly posted several images of Hamas fighters following the terror group’s assault on October 7 that left at least 1,200 dead across southern Israel.

Now Tlaib has just addressed an anti-Israel conference put on by people connected to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a group which, like Hamas, has been designated by the American government as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). She was the surprise guest speaker, and star attraction, at the “People’s Conference for Palestine” held in Detroit on May 25. The organizers of that conference, and many of her fellow speakers, have been linked to the PFLP. Tlaib apparently had no qualms about appearing with them.

Others, however, think that her appearance at that recent PFLP-linked event was the last straw, and that Tlaib ought to be expelled from Congress for her close and unrepentant association with operatives linked to both-Hamas and PFLP. More on her possible expulsions, now being pushed by Congressman Mike Lawler (R.-NY), can be found here: “Lawler: Remove Rashida Tlaib from Congress for Speech at Conference Linked to Terror Group,” by Elizabeth Weibel, Breitbart

Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) called for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to be “removed from Congress” over a speech she gave at an anti-Israel conference that was linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

Tlaib gave a speech at the People’s Conference for Palestine in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday. The event that Tlaib spoke at the featured speakers event who were linked to the PFLP.

Lawler wrote in a post on X that Tlaib “should be removed from Congress immediately.”

“Associating with and speaking before groups that are funded by US designated terrorist organizations is disqualifying,” Lawler added.

Sana’ Daqqah, who was married to PFLP terrorist Walid Daqqah, was the keynote speaker at the conference. Another speaker was Wisam Rafeedie, an activist with ties to the PFLP, according to the National Review…

A November 2023 report from the Canary Mission found that Tlaib was connected to six activists linked to Hamas, the U.S.-designated terror organization behind the October 7, 2023, attack on Israel that left 1,200 people dead and more than 200 people taken hostage.

Canary Mission can confirm that at least 6 Hamas-linked activists fundraised for Tlaib during her 2018 Congressional campaign: Mwafaq Jabara, Sheikh Muhammad Tanani, Huwaida Arraf, Salah Sarsour, Rafeeq Jaber and Abdelbaset Hamayel….

In her first Congressional campaign, in 2018, Tlaib relied heavily for fundraising on those six “Hamas-linked activists” named by the pro-Israel group Canary Mission. She has not severed her ties to those fundraisers even after the Hamas atrocities of October 7. 2023.

Since the October 7 atrocities by Hamas, Rashida Tlaib has doubled down on her support for the terrorist group. She was one of only ten members of the House of Representatives who refused to condemn Hamas for those acts. She still refuses to express even mild displeasure with the group. Nor has she tried to distance herself from the PFLP, like Hamas a “US-designated foreign terrorist organization,” instead making a surprise appearance at their recent Detroit conference as their star speaker, at her pugnacious ease among so many members and supporters of the PFLP.

If a resolution on her removal from Congress is voted on, every Republican representative, and a great many Democrats too, should be willing to approve it, because Tlaib has gone far beyond even her Squad colleague Ilhan Omar in her brazen connections to people with deep links to both terror groups, Hamas and the PFLP. There will be no downside to voting against this tremendously unpleasant and wildly disliked Congresswoman. Even fellow “Progressives” try to distance themselves from her over-the-top remarks, including her frequent denunciations of her own government.. Go to it, Congressman Lawler. Overwhelmingly, the electorate will support you.

Islamic preachers disseminate hateful messages about Israel and Jews, driving further antisemitism surge

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/05/islamic-preachers-disseminate-hateful-messages-about-israel-and-jews-driving-further-antisemitism-surge; republished below in full, unedited, for informational,educational,& research purposes;

There are influential Islamic hate preachers who are driving anti-semitism to heights never seen since the Holocaust.

“Islamic Preachers in the U.S. Escalate Antisemitic Rhetoric Amid Gaza War, Campus Protests,” by Ethan Kaufman, Algemeiner, May 13, 2024:

Several Islamic preachers and other authority figures in the US have been leveraging their positions in recent weeks to disseminate hateful messages about Israel and the Jewish people, contributing to a global surge in antisemitism that has reached record levels since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war.

Certain imams at mosques across the country have used their platforms to deliver sermons in which they pushed antisemitic conspiracies about Jews and promote false claims about Israel’s conduct in Gaza, the Palestinian enclave ruled by Hamas, and elsewhere, according to research by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

October 7 allowed for the Palestinian jihad “resistance” against Israel to be pushed throughout the West via systems that were already set in place. Take, for example, mosques. It was documented many times after 9/11 that many American mosques were radicalized. That’s because normative Islam is governed by the Sharia, which is contrary to human rights and to the laws of free societies. Then there are the Muslim Student Associations and Palestinian Solidarity Networks, which are well established on campuses. The expansive network of groups that were listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation's Hamas funding trial was also operational throughout America, with many establishing offshoots in Canada.

The Palestinian “resistance” has been infiltrating America, Canada and other Western countries for decades. Many pro-Hamas demonstrators are now heard chantingGlobalize the intifada.” Anyone who warned prior to October 7 about the dangers of stealth and violent jihad was smeared as an “Islamophobes” on the fringes, despite the evidence." The “Islamophobia” subterfuge was and is a stratagem intended to shut down criticisms of Islam and buy time while systems were put in place to bring about what we see on campuses today. Now, anti-Israel, pro-Hamas protests have gripped America and other Western countries, along with the emboldening of hate preachers in influential mosques. Islamic supremacists and jihadists are emboldened in America and everywhere. In Germany, over 1000 Muslims screaming “Allahu Akbar” demanded a caliphate in a “demonstration of power.”

With hate preachers to incite and instigate further, the Palestinian “resistance” will continue to grow, unless it is stymied by laws to restore law and order.  This “resistance” is actually rooted in the Islamic imperative for conquest, which is the root of the goal to obliterate Israel from the River to the Sea. This is why the Organization of Islamic Cooperation supports the Palestinian cause.

Jeffrey A. Rosen, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, stated at an antisemitism conference in 2020:

The United States Department of Justice stands firmly and unequivocally against anti-Semitism.  We will not hesitate to take action where anti-Semitic conduct rises to the level of a federal crime.  This is as true online as it is offline.  We have no tolerance for that behavior and will continue to prosecute such conduct as appropriate.  Most importantly, we will continue to uphold the rule of law for all Americans.

If there ever was a time for a Justice Department investigation and action, it is now. Except for the fact that the DOJ has serious corruption issues, as well as the specter of antisemitism lurking within. See HERE.

So despite the show, according to Fox News, the DOJ has not launched any investigation into antisemitic protests, let alone investigations — and charges which may be supported by law — of these influential Islamic hate preachers. The DOJ is too busy hounding Donald Trump to bother. Unless these anti-Semitic Islamic preachers are stopped in their tracks, they will continue to incite hatred, rage and threats of violence on campuses and and beyond.

Iran Calls on Islamic Nations to Sever Ties With Israel

Grand plans to unify and magnify the Muslim Ummah.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/iran-calls-on-islamic-nations-to-sever-ties-with-israel; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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Virtually all of the states in the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (56 nations and “Palestine,” which is not a state) support the interests, causes and ambitions of their Palestinian “brothers,” with no acknowledgement of Hamas’ barbaric attack on Israeli citizens on October 7, 2023. This was crystal clear at the recent OIC summit in Gambia. “Gaza tops agenda at Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit,” Africa News, May 5, 2024:

The 15th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation got underway on Saturday in the Gambian capital, Banjul, with the conflict in Gaza at the top of the agenda….

The OIC condemned Israel’s attacks on Gaza and reaffirmed the organisation’s support for, and commitment to the people of Palestine.

The rogue nation of Iran, the main funder of Hamas, which is embraced by the OIC, was present. Less than two weeks prior to October 7, the Secretary General of the OIC, Hissein Brahim Taha, emphasized the need for unity among Muslim nations, stressing the importance of Iran’s place in “Muslim unity” in dealing with “common threats,” as he referenced “the Zionist regime.” In mid-October, the OIC accused Israel of “crimes against humanity,” with no mention of Hamas atrocities.

Saudi Arabia is a key member of the OIC, and it included Iran in its commitment to host Arab and Islamic summits in order to promote “peace” and discuss Gaza the conflict. With talk frequently circulating in the West about Saudi Arabia normalizing relations with Israel, the Saudis have already laid out their demand for Israel to return to the pre-1967 Auschwitz borders, and blamed Israel as “occupiers” on the very date of Hamas’ savagery, October 7. Until Israel signals that it is willing to return to the pre-1967 borders, which it has not done, normalization with Saudi Arabia is in question, despite the subject being a focal point of the Biden administration, with many following along. It is up to Israel to normalize the negotiated conditions, not to the Biden administration working with Saudi Arabia in Israel’s absence.

Although the Saudis will continue to push for normalization to benefit from its economic growth, so far it has presented its own conditions and interests, not Israel’s. Saudi Arabia is more loyal to the Muslim ummah, and proved it in spades at the Gambia OIC summit, where its Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan reaffirmed “the Kingdom’s call for an immediate and lasting ceasefire in Gaza, safe humanitarian corridors, and the fulfillment of Palestinians’ legitimate rights, including their right to self-determination and an independent state.” Faisal also “expressed regret over the failure of the UN Security Council and the international community to halt Israeli attacks on Palestinians”; and just in case there is still any ambiguity where the Saudis stand, Faisal added: “The Palestinian cause has remained a priority for the OIC since its inception,”  adding:

“It is unfortunate to witness the failure of the Security Council and the international community to halt unprecedented Israeli attacks, which have escalated through indiscriminate shelling, destruction of hospitals, schools, shelters, and infrastructure in Gaza, leaving thousands of innocent civilians, including children, women, and the elderly, as victims,”

Iran meanwhile, called on Islamic countries “to sever ties with Israeli regime.” Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian delegitimized the State of Israel in his speech:

Because the Israeli regime is not a legitimate government. It is only occupying apartheid power…Passage of time is not going to lend legitimacy to an occupying power.

There is no doubt that severing diplomatic and economic relations and practical arms and trade embargo is an important tool in stopping Israel’s genocide in Gaza and its crimes in the West Bank and Al-Quds Al-Sharif. We sincerely appreciate the Muslim and freedom-loving governments and countries that took action in this direction…

Abdollahian’s words echoed Article 19 of the Palestinian National Charter:

The partition of Palestine in 1947 and the establishment of the state of Israel are entirely illegal, regardless of the passage of time, because they were contrary to the will of the Palestinian people and to their natural right in their homeland, and inconsistent with the principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations; particularly the right to self-determination.

The Palestinian “resistance” against Israel “from the River to the Sea” means the obliteration of Israel from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. The Palestinian cause remains central to the OIC. In remarks at the summit, Gambia’s President Adama Barrow blamed Palestinian oppression and “endless human suffering” on Israel from the day of Israel’s founding. The OIC stood unified in condemning “Israel’s attacks on Gaza and reaffirmed the organisation’s support for, and commitment to, the people of Palestine.”

But where was the condemnation of Hamas?

In the next stage of the 15th OIC session, Pakistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar “expressed his deep concern over Israel’s ‘brutal military onslaught.’” He also urged OIC member states “to formulate a joint strategy to fight Islamophobia at the global level, work together to bring in an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and implement its ‘Action Plan’ on Jammu and Kashmir.” Pakistan, known for its cruel blasphemy laws, zeroed in on the rise of “Islamophobia,” while ignoring, of course, the antisemitism has risen to alarming proportions since October 7.

The goals of obliterating Israel, the conquest of India, and pushing Islamic blasphemy laws globally — using the “Islamophobia” subterfuge — have been primary concerns of Islamic supremacists everywhere.

In keeping with the principle of striking the iron while it’s hot, expect an increase in collective antagonism to emerge from the OIC summit, not only toward Israel, but against Western interests, particularly in the face of a weak leader such as Joe Biden. Days ago, Biden was ripped for bringing up “Islamophobia” amid the worst outbreak of antisemitism in decades. His alignment with OIC interests is certain to be noted globally.

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University of North Carolina Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies: Celebrating October 7th

“Oct. 7 for many of us from the region, it was a beautiful day.”

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/unc-center-for-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-celebrating-october-7th; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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Editor’s note:Since the barbaric Hamas attacks against Israel on October 7th, American universities have become an undeniable locus of Jewish hatred within our nation. Much attention has deservedly been paid to radical campus groups like Students for Justice in Palestine who call for the genocide of the Jews and cheer the terrorists of Hamas. What has received less attention—but should in fact rank as the universities’ worst offense—is the Jew hatred promoted by official departments and institutes of the universities themselves. In the case of our campuses, Jewish hatred is “the call coming from inside the house.”

The Freedom Center is exposing these academic institutes and programs as “The Top Ten Jew-Hating Academic Departments” in a new report. We will be publishing one school per day as a series on Frontpage. The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is #6 on our list.

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill has repeatedly abdicated its responsibility to conduct legitimate scholarships and the free exchange of ideas by inviting rabid Jewish-haters and Hamas propagandists to campus.

On November 28, 2023, less than two months after Hamas indiscriminately slaughtered and mutilated over 1200 Israeli civilians and took several hundred more hostage, the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies co-hosted an event with other university departments titled  “No Peace Without Justice: A Round-Table Talk about Social Justice in Palestine.” Speakers at this official university-sponsored event had zero compunction about celebrating Hamas’s mass-slaughter and announcing their ultimate goal—to see Israel annihilated.

Dr. Rania Masri, an invited speaker at the event, declared: “Oct. 7 for many of us from the region, it was a beautiful day. It was the day in which we saw that, we saw our brothers, we saw our fathers, we saw men break out of a concentration camp.”

She went on to heap praise on Hamas and their paragliders who have become a symbol of terror for Jews and Israelis: “So for many of us, the question is, how did they learn that?" How did they develop those paratroopers? Where did they get those skills? How, how, after a hundred years of having a military boot on your neck, could you still develop the technique and the resilience to literally fly? That is what Oct. 7 means to many of us. And I just want to be very frank about it and not be in the least bit apologetic of the violence of the oppressed or the occupied.”

Instead of condemning Dr. Masri’s words, other speakers voiced their agreement with the Reverend Mark Davidson proclaiming, “I agree with everything my colleagues have said” and UNC doctoral student Kylie Broderick, who also served as a panelist, nodding along to Masri’s statements.

Lest celebrating October 7th wasn’t a clear enough signal of Jew-hatred, Masri labeled Zionism a “cancer,” and called President Biden a “racist Zionist.” “Let us demand the eradication of Zionism. "Let us have that be our goal,” Masri declared, promoting the destruction of the world’s only Jewish state.

A film screened at the event, titled “Gaza Concentration Camp,” backed up Masri’s narrative, stating that on Oct. 7, “Palestinians didn’t break through a border to enter Israel. They destroyed a fence separating them from the homes they were forced out of.” The film failed to mention the brutal slaughter, rape, and maiming of innocent civilians that followed.

According to The Algemeiner which covered the event, “There were seven panelists, two moderators, and UNC professors present. No one appeared concerned by what Masri said, or challenged her. Further, the absence of a question and answer period meant that nothing could be challenged by audience members.”

Other recent events hosted by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies have brought prominent anti-Semites to campus, including Princeton Professor Cornel West who spoke at the university on January 30, 2024 for a special event titled “Intertwined Histories of Social Justice within Middle Eastern American and African American Communities: A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West.” West has dismissed the Jews’ historic claim to the land of Israel, stating that “Jews jumped out of the burning buildings of Europe in a Jew-hating Europe led by a gangster named Hitler, right? They landed on the backs of some Arabs in 1948 when they founded their state.” West has also equated the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) with the terrorist group Hamas and claimed that Israel’s defensive actions during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 showed “Israeli state terrorism in action and its Jewish racism in motion.”

One of the center's most prominent voices is that of Dr. Nadia Yaqub, author of several books on Palestinian filmmaking. Yaqub is a supporter of the genocidal BDS movement against Israel and has repeatedly demonized and delegitimized Israel, claiming that the actions of the world’s only Jewish state are comparable to the Nazis during the Holocaust:  “Israel’s repeated and disproportional attacks on Palestinian and other Arab civilians are rooted in a worldview that is very similar to that which produced the genocide against European Jews.”

The Center’s failure to tell the truth and its Jewish students can also be seen in its message to students and faculty following Hamas’s October 7th massacre against Israeli civilians. Instead of condemning Hamas and its barbaric atrocities, the Center merely spouted platitudes about how

“The events in Israel/Palestine over the past few days have been terrifying” and how “we extend our sympathy to everyone in our community who is feeling grief and pain at this time.”  Rather than decry Hamas as the aggressor, the Center stated that “We also recognize that this is not an isolated incident and must be understood within the context of a history that stretches back 100 years” and “To that end, we will be holding listening sessions, roundtables, and/or teach-ins in the coming weeks for those interested.”

This statement is a complete moral and intellectual failure on the part of the Center. Instead of having the courage to call out Hamas’s barbarism, the Center attempts to put the rape and mutilation of women and the slaughter of children in “context.”  For its dismal record of truth-telling about Israel and promotion of Jew-hating speakers and events, the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill is among the worst Jew-hating academic departments at American universities.

Previous articles in the series:

[1] ‘Jew-Hating’ Asian American Studies Program is Exposed at Northwestern University.

[2] UIUC’s Department of Latino Studies Endorses ‘Jew Hatred’.

[3] U. Maryland Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: A Case Study in ‘Jew Hatred’.

[4] University of Colorado-Boulder Ethnic Studies Department: Shilling for Hamas.

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Sara Dogan

Sara Dogan is the National Campus Director for the David Horowitz Freedom Center. She has written extensively on issues including academic freedom and anti-Semitism on campus.

North Carolina imam calls upon Muslim youth to ‘raise the banner of jihad’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/north-carolina-imam-calls-upon-muslim-youth-to-raise-the-banner-of-jihad; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Calls to jihad and to murder Jews are increasingly being proclaimed openly by imams and Hamas supporters such as Imam Khadem AbuZain, and with no legal consequences. Westerners are largely apathetic in the face of the increasingly aggressive global jihad.

“Greenville, North Caroline Friday Sermon By Imam Khadem AbuZain: Allah Decreed Friday Sermons In Order To Inspire Our Youth To Raise The Banner Of Jihad; We Have Been Numbed To The Nature Of The Jews Because We Lived In .So-Called Peace With Them,” MEMRI, March 22, 2024:

In his March 22, 2024 Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Eastern North Carolina in Greenville, N.C., Imam Khadem Abuzain said that Allah had decreed Friday sermons in order to inspire Muslim youth to raise the banner of jihad. He said that Muslims have been “numbed” towards the true nature of the Jews because they have lived in “so-called” peace with them. AbuZain added that the Jews’ hearts have been hardened, they killed prophets, they strive to spread corruption on Earth, and they are selfish. He continued to say that the people of Gaza have taught Muslims about Jihad and resistance. AbuZain added that they “welcome death” and give their children as “sacrament.” He said that they are the sons of Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and the grandchildren of Arab Revolt leader and the namesake of Hamas’s military wing, ‘Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam. The sermon was uploaded to the YouTube channel of the Islamic Center of Eastern North Carolina.

Imam Khadem AbuZain: “Allah is the most high, when we decided He decreed this [Friday] sermon, a great and solemn ritual every week, which includes these words in it, that may awake the good that is in this Islamic nation, so that its words may continue to kindle the fire of hope and faith in Islam in the Chest of our youth, causing a shock in their chest and hearts so that perhaps one day they will raise the banner of Jihad.

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“These are the Jews, that is their nature, that we have always been numbed [to] by living in so-called peace with them.

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“What do we expect from people whose hearts have been hardened like stones or even more cruel?

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“What do we expect from people whose hands are stained with the blood of the apostles and the prophets?

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“This Jewish nation that has been cursed by Allah is thirsty for blood and war.

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“They thrive to spread corruption on Earth, and you will see selfishness in them.

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“The Jews of yesterday are the same Jews of today, and the crimes you see today are the same crimes that were committed by the Jewish gangs when the Zionist entity was established in 1948.

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“Dear brothers and sisters, why Gaza? Why Gaza now? Gaza is harboring the heroes of Palestine who announced the principle of Jihad and resistance.

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“It is those who welcome death for the sake of honor. They have given their children as sacrament, as… and history will document this. Those are the sons of Sheikh [Ahmed] Yassin… and the grandkids of ‘IZZ Al-Din Al-Qassam.”

Iran: As rockets hit Israel, parliamentarians scream ‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel,’ hail ‘warriors of Islam’

SEE:https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/iran-as-rockets-hit-israel-parliamentarians-scream-death-to-america-death-to-israel-hail-warriors-of-islam; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes: 

Note also that they congratulate the “warriors of Islam.” The foes of Israel constantly frame the conflict in Islamic terms, while Western analysts constantly ignore the Islamic aspects of it. Find out why this is so damaging in The Palestinian Delusion.

“Iran’s Majles Members Celebrate Report of Missile and UAV Attack against Israel with chants of ‘Death to America! Death to Israel!,'” MEMRI, April 14, 2024:

On April 14, 2024, IRINN TV (Iran) aired footage of Iran’s Majles members celebrating the first reports of a missile and UAV attack against Israel. The Majles members chanted “Death to America!”, “Death to Israel!”, and “Congratulations to the warriors of Islam!”

Dearborn, Michigan: Al-Quds Day rallygoers scream ‘Death to America,’ speaker says U.S. one of world’s ‘rottenest countries’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/dearborn-al-quds-day-rallygoers-scream-death-to-america-speaker-says-us-one-of-worlds-rottenest-countries; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Why are they here? “Fight them until persecution is no more and religion is all for Allah.” (Qur’an 8:39) That is, to conquer and Islamize. And no one dares say a thing about it, because to do so would be “Islamophobic.”

“At International Al-Quds Day Rally in Dearborn, Michigan, Protesters Chant ‘Death to America!’; Speakers at the Rally: America Is One of the ‘Rottenest Countries’ on Earth; Israel Is ISIS, Nazis, a Cancer,” MEMRI, April 5, 2024:

At an International Al-Quds Day rally in Dearborn, Michigan, held on April 5, 2024 and streamed live on Dearborn.org on Facebook, protesters chanted: “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!” Michigan activist, who is affiliated with the Hadi Institute, Tarek Bazzi said that it is not “Genocide Joe” that has to go, referring to President Biden, but it is the entire system of the United States “that has to go.” He Quoted Malcolm X, saying: “We live in one of the rottenest countries that has ever existed on this earth.” Bazzi added that “death to Israel” has become the “most logical chant shouted across the world today.” Michigan Imam Usama Abdulghani, who is also affiliated with the Hadi Institute, said that the founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini established the International Al-Quds Day because he realized that Israel was a “cancer” and an “evil settler colonialist project.” He said that the “people of conscience” recognize that Israel is ISIS, Nazis, and fascists. At the end of the rally, Tarek Bazzi encouraged a young child to lead the chant: “Free Palestine! From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free!”

Attempted Islamist Infiltration of the Republican Party

Emgage operative shows up to local GOP meeting, praises anti-Semite.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/attempted-islamist-infiltration-of-the-republican-party/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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In February, I attended a local Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) meeting. I had been rushing over from another event, so I came in towards the tail end. Being a candidate for US Congress, I was given the opportunity to say a few words in front of the group. In the midst of my speech, I observed someone in the small crowd who seemed familiar to me. Following the meeting, after speaking with a couple of people, I headed outside. I soon was approached by the gentleman I had noticed. He said my name. I immediately knew who it was – Corey Shearer.

Corey Shearer is the Florida Outreach Lead for Emgage, an Islamist group that disguises its extremist agenda as political advocacy. The group’s former South Florida Director Syed Ammar Ahmed once joked that he “should have threatened to blow up” a school he had participated in a debate at. The group’s founder and former Chairman Khurrum Wahid is a South Florida lawyer who represents high-profile convicted terrorists and, reportedly, was placed on a federal terrorist watch list, himself, in 2011.

Emgage has infiltrated the Democratic Party in a very big way, but so far, the group has had little to no interaction with Republicans. Seeing Shearer at the RLC meeting is a major concern.

I asked Shearer what he was doing there. He told me that he had come with a couple of “black Republicans” and was hoping to bring people together. I asked him if he was a Republican. He answered me nervously, “No, but I have been thinking about it.” It was a lie.

Prior to coming to Emgage, Shearer was a local leader of the Democratic Party. He happily posed for photos with Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Charlie Crist. He repeatedly refers to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as “Governor DeathSantis,” and just this past October, he labeled both President Donald Trump and Governor DeSantis “jerks,” “racists” and “xenophobes.” He retweets Nancy Pelosi, and in November, he wrote, “I come from a PROUD Democratic family.”

During our brief conversation, Shearer told me that he was upset about the cancellation of a conference that was to take place in January, organized by the South Florida Muslim Federation, a radical Muslim umbrella organization, of which Emgage is a member. I had led the effort to shut down the conference, as, following the October 7 brutal massacre perpetrated by Hamas on 1200 Israeli civilians, a number of the event’s advertised speakers championed Hamas.

Shearer repeatedly brought up one of the conference’s featured speakers/moderators, Naima Khan-Ghany, to me, praising her as “a good person.” This past July, she was thrown off both of the committees she had served on within the Broward County School Board. In May, I had provided the School Board member who had appointed Khan-Ghany to her position, Jeff Holness, proof that she had been using her social media to spread the most vicious of antisemitism, including a video calling Jews “Satanic.”

Shearer, himself, has promoted the group Islamic Relief, an entity that has been banned in several countries. Israel has labeled Islamic Relief a front for Hamas.

I informed the local RLC leadership about Shearer’s background and was assured that he would no longer be welcomed at RLC events.

This is not the first time I have witnessed an attempted infiltration of the GOP by Islamists.

In September 2011, then-Executive Director of the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Nezar Hamze tried to become a Committeeman for the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC).

CAIR has foundational and financial ties to the terrorist organization Hamas. CAIR was founded, in June 1994, as a member of a worldwide Muslim Brotherhood umbrella group, the Palestine Committee, which was led in the US by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. Over a decade later, CAIR would be named an “unindicted co-conspirator” for a federal trial dealing with the funding of millions of dollars to Hamas. CAIR had previously used its website to raise money for the defendant in the trial, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a fellow Palestinian Committee member, under the guise of support for the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Prior to the start of the BREC meeting, this author and others handed out printouts discussing the background of CAIR. As well, this author had the pleasure of being able to pose questions to Hamze in front of the crowd. I asked him if he was willing to support then-US Congressman Allen West, who was a local star in the Republican Party and who CAIR had previously vilified. I asked if he would denounce terrorism and his organization which was associated with terror.

Following questioning, members of the Committee took a vote to approve or disapprove of Hamze becoming a Committeeman. Hamze was voted down 158 to 11, the first time a prospective Committeeman had been voted down. Then-BREC Chairman Richard Denapoli announced, “Mr. Hamze, your membership has been denied.”

In both instances, the author aimed to enlighten GOP leaders and thwart infiltration.

Yet what about scenarios where party leaders remain unaware? There have been serious cases of this taking place, like that of then-Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Sami al-Arian, who was invited, along with his family, to the White House by the George W. Bush Administration, in an effort to court Muslim votes.

It is incumbent upon Republican Party leadership to recognize the nefarious intentions of such individuals and others, ensuring they don’t become prey to Islamist intrusion, as their Democratic counterparts have already experienced and continue to experience without hindrance.

Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

Robert Spencer: Are You Ready for a Major Jihad Attack in the U.S.? Because it’s coming.

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What’s coming is as plain as day.

Our nation can hardly be said to have a southern border at all anymore. Even if the border were magically to reappear tomorrow, millions of people are already in the country without anyone knowing who or what they are. One hundred sixty-nine people on the FBI’s terror watch list were caught at the border in 2023; nobody knows how many people on that watch list got across the nonexistent border without being caught.

Four jihadis have just murdered at least 137 people in Moscow. They hold the same beliefs as the Hamas jihadis who murdered 1,200 people in Israel on Oct. 7. How many people are in this country right now who aspire to be the next jihad warrior? How many people are planning to become the next “martyr” and lay hold of the Qur’an’s promise of a place in paradise for those who “kill and are killed” for Allah?

No one knows, and even asking such questions is not allowed. Just last week, all of America’s many intelligence agencies received instructions to avoid using terms such as “jihadist” so as to avoid committing the cardinal sin of “Islamophobia.” Jihadists can quote the Qur’an and invoke Islamic teaching all day long, but our intelligence and law enforcement officials are not allowed to notice, or to study their motives and goals, for such study would lead them inexorably into the examination of Islam.

This means that the people whose job it is to protect us from these jihad terrorists are bound as a matter of government policy not to know or understand the motives and goals of those terrorists whom they are trying to foil. Courting Muslim votes by tiptoeing around the reality of the jihad threat is more important to our elected and appointed officials than stopping the next Islamic jihad attack.

So what is to be done? Well, we can vote the bums out, but even if we do, all too many Republicans are just as squeamish as Democrats about incurring charges of “Islamophobia,” which can be a career killer even in these post-Oct. 7, post-Moscow, post-44,000 jihad attacks worldwide since 9/11 days. What’s more, cleaning up the desperately corrupt FBI and the entire rotten intelligence apparatus is not going to be done in a day, no matter who emerges victorious in November.

No, our defense against the next jihad terror massacre in the United States is up to us, and to us alone. The military is preoccupied with studying Critical Race Theory and going to drag shows; it isn’t going to save us. The police, understaffed, underfunded, and on the defensive nationwide ever since a career criminal died of a drug overdose while in the process of being apprehended, aren’t going to save us. Everyone knows now that the feckless and politicized FBI certainly isn’t going to save us.

One thing that distinguishes America from Russia and Western Europe is that we still respect the right to self-defense. After 9/11, alert citizens foiled major jihad attacks (including the Shoe Bomber and the Underwear Bomber, who have left their mark on airport security to this day). Only Americans who are likewise alert and aware can take lawful steps to stop jihadis in their tracks, and they may be the only line of defense between those jihadis and large crowds of unaware, defenseless human beings. Of course, we are dealing with terrorists, and part of the terror that they try to instill in us stems from our not knowing or being able to know when, or how, they might strike. It could happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. That, however, simply makes it all the more incumbent upon each of us to keep our eyes open.

The threat we face is also a call to Americans to rediscover our spiritual wellsprings, and to understand that no one lives forever, but that to stand against evil, even if it means dying, is a prerequisite for maintaining a free society. To die with courage is a thousand times better than to live with cowardice.

But this is not a call to die. It is a call to live, to recognize what is coming, to assess our situation realistically, and to plan accordingly. For too long, Americans have been passively trusting in our institutions, secure in the knowledge that the police, and the military, and our elected officials were on the job and had our best interests at heart.

Those days are over. Nevertheless, the jihadis have not won. The left has not won. The socialist internationalist tide that has swept away so much of what we used to take for granted as Americans could still be turned back. But that is up to us. Each of us must decide, as surely as God offered the choice to the Israelites: “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19). Jihadis love to proclaim how much they “love death.” Let us in turn love life all the more, and stand to counter them and their inhuman totalitarian leftist allies, secure in the knowledge that in the end, life conquers death.

The Islamic Transformation of Ohio in One to Four Videos

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/the-islamic-transformation-of-ohio-in-one-video; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Open borders is just the first step. This is the next step.

You may have seen this video of Rep. Ismail Mohammed’s victory speech in Ohio.

If you’re wondering why they’re wearing blue, that’s the color of the Somali flag.

Rep. Ismail Mohamed was one of the state legislators whom the Freedom Center covered in our Election Jihad report.

In Ohio, newly elected Rep. Munira Abdullahi, who had been employed and backed by the Muslim American Society, an organization founded by the Muslim Brotherhood with ties to Hamas, and appeared with an MAS figure who had promoted Hamas, was elected and became the only one to vote against a state resolution in support of Israel after the Oct 7 Hamas attacks.

The Somali Islamist politician accused Israel of “genocide” and “apartheid”, and demanded an end to foreign aid to the Jewish state. She then helped spread false claims that Israel is “the biggest child-killer in the world” and promoted a hate crime hoax spread by CAIR that a driver shouting “long Live Israel” had tried to run over a Muslim.

Rep. Abdullahi, along with Rep. Ismail Mohamed, were two new Muslim representatives elected to the Ohio State House. Both had been backed by Muslims for Ohio PAC.

Like many local Islamist political groups, Muslims for Ohio PAC is interwoven with a local community group that receives government funding: MY Project USA. Zerqa Abid founded MY Project USA, which receives government grants from, among others, the federal government and the city of Columbus, and Abid is also a founding member of Muslims for Ohio PAC.

While My Project USA works on voter registration, Muslims for Ohio PAC promotes candidates. “Collaborators” for a My Project USA conference included Muslims for Ohio PAC, the local chapter of CAIR and the Ohio State University’s chapter of the Muslim Students Association with sponsorship from the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus.

This is how Ohio and America are being transformed at the state level. Open borders is just the first step.

Our Election Jihad report shows how the next step works. Refugee resettlement nonprofits and aid groups sponsor and set up community groups for the new arrivals. Those groups transitioned into political and voter turnout operations meant to elect Democrats. The process takes much less time than you might think.

The consequences are catastrophic.

(Note the Somali flag in the background.)

 

The IRS Helps UNRWA Fund Hamas While nations drop support for UNRWA over terror funding, the IRS lets the cash flow.

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Before Ismail Haniyeh became the leader of Hamas, he was a teacher at UNRWA.

The UN agency dedicated welfare agency for the Arab Muslim colonists who call themselves “Palestinians” had long since become a terrorist front.

“I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll,” a former UNRWA Commissioner General said, “and I don’t see that as a crime.”

A former official boasted “that UNRWA was raising thousands and thousands of cadres” and “first and foremost, we can mention Ismail Haniyeh, who was an UNRWA teacher, and so was Dr. Talal Naji, Secretary-General of the PFLP-GC.” The PFLP is also a terrorist group.

UNRWA’s Gaza staff has their own union. In a 2012 election, a pro-Hamas bloc won the support of most of the union with 25 out of 27 seats on a union board. When there was talk of reforming the UNRWA by removing Hamas members from its ranks, the editor of a Hamas paper wrote that, “they are all members of the ‘resistance,’ in its various forms.”

How true is that? Israeli intelligence estimates that 1 in 4 male UNRWA employees had ties to Hamas and 1 in 2 employees had family ties to terrorists.

On Oct 7, multiple UNRWA employees took part in the attack. One UNRWA teacher was recorded boasting “I’m inside, I’m inside with the Jews!" We have female hostages, I captured one!” while using the Islamic term for sex slave. At least 30 UNRWA employees took part in other parts of the attack, running an ops room, carrying antitank missiles and invading Israel.

Within a group of 3,000 UNRWA staff members, there was widespread celebration on Oct 7.

Hamas kept key assets, including a data and command center, under UNRWA’s headquarters and has regularly deployed its rockets at UNRWA sites and hidden in UNRWA supplies. Hamas has taken UNRWA supplies so that aid and funding for it supplies the Islamic terror group.

As a result of these revelations and more, a number of nations paused their funding to UNRWA.

But despite evidence of Hamas ties, UNRWA USA continues to retain nonprofit status in the U.S. Providing material aid to Hamas, a sanctioned terrorist group on the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list, is illegal, and illegal acts violate tax code regulations.

Survivors of the Oct 7 attacks including Lishay Lavi, who had to watch along with her daughters while Hamas kidnapped her husband, David Bromberg, who hid for 7 hours while watching others at the Nova music festival being massacred by the terrorists, and Natalie Sanandaji, an American woman who had been in Israel for a wedding and then had to run for her life, along with other survivors have sued UNRWA USA.

The lawsuit alleges that “UNRWA USA collects donations in the United States and then transfers nearly all its funds to UNRWA” which “redistributes those funds to Hamas members on their payroll, some of whom are directly engaged in acts of terrorism, including but not limited to, the October 7th atrocities.”

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) depends heavily on two international NGOs, UNRWA USA and another in Spain. UNRWA USA, despite cultivating an image as an aid group, features veteran anti-Israel activists on its board, including Nadia Saah, Lara Friedman, and Shibley Telhami. The latter took part in an event with a Hamas apologist.

UNRWA USA’s report claims that it was able to provide $3.8 million to UNRWA in 2022. That money and previous funds raised by UNRWA USA could have bolstered Hamas before Oct 7.

While survivors and their families are entitled to sue UNRWA USA, the IRS has failed to act.

This is in sharp contrast to the IRS' pursuit of pro-Israel groups under the Obama administration.

Z Street, one of those groups, launched a legal battle that exposed the administration’s targeting of political opponents.

Z Street’s founder, Lori Lowenthal Marcus, told Front Page Magazine that, “One of the excuses given to Z Street by an IRS official was that the IRS had to make sure we were not ‘engaged in terrorism’ because we mentioned ‘terror’ in our mission statement." The part of Z Street’s mission that mentioned terror? ‘We will not engage with, negotiate with or appease terrorists.’”

The IRS however appears to have a different position on terrorism. And that may explain its actions.

Among the more recent targets for the IRS has been the David Horowitz Freedom Center, which spent 5 years battling the federal agency because we reported on Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Front Page Magazine has previously exposed the role that the IRS has played in enabling funding and political support for Hamas in the United States by 501(c)(3) charity nonprofits.

But UNRWA may be the single largest beneficiary of the IRS’ willful blindness to Islamic terrorism.

What is true of UNRWA is also true of much of the United Nations.

“Hamas is not a terrorist group for us, as you know, it is a political movement,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths recently argued.

But UNRWA is unique as a UN agency that functions as an employment agency for Hamas, providing it with facilities and aid, and political cover for its campaign to kill Jews.

The lawsuit by the survivors of the Hamas attacks states that, “UNRWA USA was fully aware that UNRWA employees supported, engaged in, and celebrated the terrorist attacks on October 7, but Defendant continued to fund UNRWA and its terrorist activities before, during, and after the October 7 terrorist attack.”

Even as the investigation of UNRWA goes on, the IRS has expressed no interest in examining the nonprofit status of UNRWA USA as they did Z Street, the David Horowitz Freedom Center and other conservative and pro-Israel groups who have been targeted for political reasons.

The Freedom Center and Front Page Magazine will not stop holding the IRS and those organizations, like UNRWA, that aid and abet terrorism against America and Israel accountable.

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Michigan: Imam says ‘Don’t worry, Jewish man. One day will come, and we will slaughter you like a sheep.’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/michigan-imam-says-dont-worry-jewish-man-one-day-will-come-and-we-will-slaughter-you-like-a-sheep; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: ‘The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.’” (Sahih Muslim 2922)

“Michigan Friday Sermon By Imam Abdou Zindani: One Day The Muslims Will Slaughter The Jews Like Sheep; Oh Allah, Make Us Soldiers for You, Make Us Die The Way You Want Us To Die,” MEMRI, January 5, 2024:

In a January 5, 2024 Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Warren, Michigan, which was streamed live on the Mosque’s YouTube channel, Imam Abdou Alwaly Zindani invoked the hadith about the Muslims killing the Jews at the End of Times. He said that the Muslims will slaughter the Jews like sheep and that the stones and trees will “work undercover” for the Muslims, telling them where the Jews are hiding. Zindani continued to supplicate: “Oh Allah, make us soldiers for You, […] make us die the way you want us to die.”

Imam Abdou Zindani: “One Jewish man in New York was talking to a Palestinian businessman. First, the [Palestinian] said: ‘Don’t worry, Jewish man." One day will come, and we will slaughter you like a sheep and the stone and the tree will work undercover with us. They will tell us: ‘Hey Muslim, come. Somebody is hiding here, get up and kill him.

[…]

“Oh Allah, make us soldiers for You." Every-way you want us to be – with the tank, with the eye, with the money, with the hand, make us soldiers for Islam. Make us die the way you want us to die.”

Switzerland: Zurich churches to pass on $2,262,000 in tax money to Islamic associations

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/switzerland-zurich-churches-to-pass-on-2262000-in-tax-money-to-islamic-associations; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

From a Muslim standpoint, this is just the natural order of things. Non-Muslims paying for the upkeep of Muslims is a Qur’anic dictate: “Fight against those who do not believe in Allah or the last day, and do not forbid what Allah and his messenger have forbidden, and do not follow the religion of truth, even if they are among the people of the book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29)

The caliph Umar said the jizya payments from the dhimmis were the source of the Muslims’ livelihood: “Narrated Juwairiya bin Qudama at-Tamimi: We said to `Umar bin Al-Khattab, ‘O Chief of the believers! Advise us.’ He said, ‘I advise you to fulfill Allah’s Convention (made with the Dhimmis) as it is the convention of your Prophet and the source of the livelihood of your dependents (i.e. the taxes from the Dhimmis.)’” (Bukhari 4.53.388)

The UK jihad preacher Anjem Choudary said in February 2013: “We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway." The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is a normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not working. But the normal situation is for you to take money from the Kuffar (non-Muslim) So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.”

“Zurich churches pass on tax money to Islamic associations,” translated from “Zürcher Kirchen leiten Steuergeld an Islamverein weiter,” HeimatKurier, March 15, 2024 (thanks to Medforth):

The Catholic and Protestant Church in Zurich wants to give away a whopping two million francs in tax money to Islamic associations. What is sold as a gesture of goodwill is a cash injection for Islamization. With the gift of money, the Swiss are involuntarily helping to finance the Islamic conquest of land.
In Zurich, only recognized religious communities are entitled to state funding. Currently these are three Christian and two Jewish communities. Since the Protestant and Catholic churches seem to be swimming in money through tax contributions, they now want to give the “Association of Islamic Organizations Zurich” (VIOZ) a cash gift of around two million francs.

Islamization and false tolerance
A staunch supporter of the project is the reformed church council president and former SP cantonal councillor Esther Straub. She promotes the idea and speaks of it as a sign of “interreligious cohesion”. This kind of accommodation is, of course, sought in vain in Islamic countries with Christian minorities. The church uses this money to distribute money to Islamic organizations, which are often noticed in Switzerland with fanatical tendencies.

Promoting moderate Islam?
The former left-wing politician argues that the move is intended to finance decidedly non-radical and moderate Islamic associations. With over 40 facilities, VIOZ operates around 90 percent of the mosques in the canton of Zurich. There are also other associations. In addition to the three VIOZ facilities in Winterthur, there is also the “An nur Mosque”, which, according to security authorities, is a real hotspot for jihadism. How interconnected or separated the VIOZ is with such communities cannot be clearly determined. In the past there have been cases in which the moderate mask slipped off the faces of radical Islamists in Switzerland

Islamism from the streets to the universities
In October 2023, a 25-year-old Syrian also had to appear in court in Winterthur. He had previously been convicted of a jihadist trip to Syria. However, due to a cozy sentence, he was little deterred and continued to carry out terrorist propaganda for IS. The University of Bern provided another case of Islamism. After the Middle East war broke out last fall, an “Islam expert” and lecturer at the university expressed his joy at the event. The author was even the husband of the head of the Islamic Institute. The couple quickly distanced themselves from violence and terror, which meant they were probably back within the definition of “moderate”. In Schaffhausen it even became known that a convicted “ex-terrorist” was teaching in a mosque.

Switzerland withdraws passports from Islamists
The Islamist side effects of the population exchange have led to a return of passport withdrawals in the Swiss Confederation. Since 2020, a total of seven people have had their citizenship revoked, and corresponding proceedings are pending for another dozen. Just a few weeks ago, Zurich became the scene of an Islamic terrorist act in which a 15-year-old Tunisian injured a Jew with a knife on the street.

Remigration instead of Islamization
Due to numerous jihadist incidents and their involvement in Islamic cultural associations, it is uncertain whether the two million francs of tax money that the local churches want to give to Muslim associations will ultimately end up with questionable organizations. In addition, the Swiss people have repeatedly spoken out clearly against further Islamization in the past, for example with the ban on minarets in 2009. By continuing to finance Islamic associations, the canton continues to cultivate a parallel society for itself. This gives rise to Islamist activities and clans, as a look at neighboring states makes clear. Instead of giving further impetus to Islam and the Islamism associated with it, the canton should strive for a policy of remigration. Muslims who want to live strictly according to their beliefs and customs then have the opportunity to do so in an Islamic country.

John Quincy Adams and His ‘Essay On Turks’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/john-quincy-adams-and-his-essay-on-turks; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Today, a side of Adams that was not made much of in his lifetime has for many of us become the most important, and much-needed, part of his legacy: his critical view of Islam and of Muhammad. He derived these views from experience — his own and his father’s — of Muslim behavior (both of the Barbary Pirates and of the Ottoman Turks, from his lifelong study of history, and from his intensive reading of the Qur’an. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were sent in 1786 to negotiate in London with the ambassador from Tripoli, Sidi Haji Abdrahaman, about the seizure of American ships. They reported back in a joint letter to John Jay (then a senior American diplomat), explaining that “We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the grounds of their pretensions to make war upon a nation who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. THE AMBASSADOR ANSWERED US THAT IT WAS FOUNDED ON THE LAWS OF THEIR PROPHET, THAT IT WAS WRITTEN IN THEIR KORAN, THAT ALL NATIONS WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THEIR AUTHORITY WERE SINNERS, THAT IT WAS THEIR RIGHT AND DUTY TO MAKE WAR UPON THEM WHEREVER THEY COULD BE FOUND, AND TO MAKE SLAVES OF ALL THEY COULD TAKE AS PRISONERS, AND THAT EVERY MUSSELMAN WHO SHOULD BE SLAIN IN BATTLE WAS SURE TO GO TO PARADISE.”

John Quincy Adams would certainly have learned from his father about what the Tripolitanian ambassador had maintained in his discussions with Adams and Jefferson. He may even have been later shown a copy — he was then a junior at Harvard — of the letter that was sent to John Jay. He also had his own rich store of observations of Muslim behavior, for the Barbary Pirates continued, throughout the next thirty years, from 1786 to 1816, to attack American shipping and seize American seamen, who were then held for exorbitant ransom. For a while after the First Barbary War (1801-1805) with Tripoli, attacks decreased. But when the Americans became preoccupied with European matters, eventually fighting the British in the War of 1812, the Barbary states — Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers — resumed attacks on American and European shipping. Once the War of 1812 had ended, and the Treaty of Ghent (1814) was signed, the Americans resumed a more aggressive policy in the Mediterranean. When America defeated Algiers in the Second Barbary War, that spelled the end of the last major campaign of the Barbary pirates. Western ships increasingly surpassed in speed and deadly force (better cannons) those of the Muslims, and the Barbary pirate threat to Christian shipping steadily decreased as a result.

It was clear to John Quincy Adams, that while force could change Muslim behavior, nothing would change the Muslim belief that they had “a right and a duty” to make war on the Infidels. This war was on continuous display in the Mediterranean against all who were too weak to withstand them, as was their making “slaves of all they could take as prisoners” — the Christian seaman they held as slaves in North Africa, some permanently enslaved, while others were to be ransomed for sums. American shipping initially proved to be a most vulnerable target, given the small size of the American navy. It was only the buildup of that navy, begun by Jefferson, and its deployment to the Mediterranean to take aggressive action against the Barbary pirates, that finally halted, after two wars a decade apart, the attacks by Muslim corsairs on American ships and seamen.

The other example John Quincy Adams had immediately before him of Muslim aggression against Christians was the suppression, by the Turks, of the Greeks when they began their war for independence. That war lasted from 1821 to 1832, and while the Greeks were ultimately successful, Adams, who during this period was Secretary of State (1817-1825), and then President (1825-1829), received direct accounts of the extreme brutality by the Muslim Turks against the Greek Christians.

But it was not just his contemporaneous experience of Muslim behavior toward Christians that formed John Quincy Adams’s view of Islam. He was a deep student of history all of his life. He knew how Islam had spread across the Middle East and North Africa, and how its advance was halted in the west by Charles Martel at Poitiers in 732, and in the east, much later, at the gates of Vienna in 1683. He knew about the 800 years it took the Christians to complete the Reconquista of Spain. He knew how, over 1200 years, Muslim armies had conquered many different lands, and subjugated many different peoples.

And he took a special interest in the Ottoman Turks, who were in a long but steady military decline that began with that defeat at Vienna in 1683. The Ottomans began to lose battles, small ones at first, to the increasingly more powerful Russian forces. Their first major defeat came in the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, after which they were compelled to sue for peace. According to the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca (July 21, 1774), Russia’s right was recognized to intervene to protect Christians in the Ottoman Empire — a clear indication of Muslim brutality against subjugated Christians, for why else would such intervention be thought necessary? A series of Russo-Turkish wars, and Russian victories, continued to whittle away at Ottoman domains in the Caucasus. When Adams was the Minister to Russia (1809-1814), with direct and frequent contact with the Tsar, he would have heard about Russian clashes with, and victories against, the Ottoman Turks in the Caucasus.

After he left the Presidency in 1829, John Quincy Adams undertook almost immediately to write and publish his strong views on Islam and Muslims. This “Essay on Turks,” little noted at the time, has now become the best-known of all his contributions as an American statesman. The “Essay on Turks” is now more famous than the three treaties he negotiated (the Treaty of Ghent, the Treaty of 1818 with Great Britain, and the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819), more famous than his work on the Monroe Doctrine, more famous than his defense of Indian rights, or even than his argument at the Supreme Court that led to the setting free of African slaves in the Amistad case.

The “Essay on Turks” startles us now because we are not used to such a forthright and truthful account of Muhammad and of Islam. We live in a different time, sunk in a swamp of appeasement and interfaith outreach, when pusillanimity and evasion are the order of the day in public discussions of Islam. The most-quoted part of the “Essay on Turks” was put up at Jihad Watch just a few days ago, on July 11, the 250th anniversary of Adams’s birth, but it deserves to be reposted:

In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.

Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extinction of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. It is, indeed, amongst the mysterious dealings of God, that this delusion should have suffered for so many ages, and during so many generations of human kind, to prevail over the doctrines of the meek and peaceful and benevolent Jesus.

The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat; but the command to propagate the Muslim creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”

The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran.

In writing his “Essay on Turks,” he was really writing an essay on all Muslims, even if what prompted him was the behavior, at the time of its writing, of the Ottoman Turks. In particular, Adams was concerned with the brutality of the methods used by the Turks in suppressing the Greeks who were fighting for their independence. The Ottoman Turks could reasonably be taken to represent Islam and Muslims.They had for centuries possessed the caliphate; they were the leading Muslim power at the time; it was their brutal behavior toward Christians that was most in evidence. And indeed, he makes clear early on that while his essay is about the Turks, they were simply practicing the same Islam, with the same Qur’an, as the Arabs, the Afghans, the Muslims in India, in Central and East Asia.

John Quincy Adams had seen how both the Turks, and the North African pirates, from Tunis, Tripoli, and Algiers, had behaved toward Christians. He had read the Qur’an, understood its contents, realized that the war against all Infidels was not an aberration: “The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran.” He had first heard of this from his father’s account of the Tripolitanian ambassador, in 1786. Nothing he learned subsequently, through reading or observation, suggested another — kinder, gentler — view of Islam. Hatred, and perpetual war against the Infidels — these Qur’anic injunctions accorded with the dispatches he received from those reporting on the Barbary Pirates, and the Ottoman-ruled Greece and the Balkans. That war could never end, until the final defeat of one side or the other.

Adams had grasped the doctrine of jihad, even if he never used that word: it signified the struggle, incumbent upon all Muslims, to defeat all Infidels, until Islam everywhere dominated, and Muslims ruled, everywhere: “The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Mahomet is the prophet of God.” He had seen how the Barbary Pirates and the Turks had behaved toward Christians. He understood how the texts and teachings of Islam explained the behavior of both the Barbary Pirates in their attacks on Christian shipping, and the brutal behavior of the Turks in suppressing the Greeks. He knew, having seen it, about the “false and delusive promise of peace” that the Barbary Pirates would offer after defeats, and “submit to the imperious necessities of defeat,” but were required by their creed to renew warfare whenever it could be “made effective.” The Qur’an required perpetual war until the final victory of Muslims everywhere.

Adams called Islam a “merciless and dissolute dogma.” He understood the “mercilessness” of the actual Muslims, the Turks, then on the warpath against the Greeks. When he spent five years as Minister of Russia, he surely heard from the Russians about the brutal treatment of Christians in the Ottoman domains, which is why the Russians demanded, after their first major victory over the Turks in 1774, that they be allowed to act, when they deemed it necessary, as protectors of those Christian communities. He heard, too, of course, about the treatment of the American seaman seized and enslaved by the Barbary pirates. A student of history, he would have been aware of how Muslims, over 1200 years of conquest, had treated those they defeated, often killing their captives. He had read, in the Qur’an, the suggestions as to various ways that Infidels could be mutilated and killed: striking at their necks, cutting off their hands and feet, crucifying them, and so on. One can well imagine how Adams, who read the Christian Bible daily, must have reacted in horror when he first came across such examples of Qur’an-mandated cruelty, as in 5:33:

The only reward for those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom.

As to what he called the “dissolute dogma” of Islam, by this Adams meant that Muhammad had “poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex.” The Muslim view of women as merely sexual objects, who existed to gratify the sexual passion of men, could be seen in Islam’s acceptance of polygamy, and of using female captives, those who were “slaves that the right hand possesses,” for sexual pleasure, and of conceiving of the Muslim Heaven only in terms of a sexual paradise, where the best Muslims were promised 72 black-eyed virgins, so very different a concept from the Heaven of Christianity. What could be more “dissolute” than the Muslim idea of Heaven as a kind of brothel with dozens of permanently accommodating females for each deserving man?

Adams also grasped the role of religiously-sanctioned deceit or “fraud” that Muslims were allowed to practice both to protect themselves, and to lure their enemies into traps, or even by the making of treaties that could be broken whenever the Muslim side felt strong enough to go to war, never mind what they had promised. The most important Qur’anic verse sanctioning deception of non-Muslims states: “Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels instead of believers." Whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah – unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions.” (Quran 3:28; see also 2:173; 2:185; 4:29; 22:78; 40:28).

Al-Tabari’s (838-923 AD) Tafsir, or Quranic exegesis, is a standard reference. It glosses 3:28 as follows: “Under their [infidels’] authority, fearing for yourselves, behaving loyally to them, with your tongue, while harboring inner animosity for them… Allah has forbidden believers from being friendly or on intimate terms with the infidels in place of believers – except when infidels are above them [in authority]. In such a scenario, let them act friendly towards them.”

The Islamic scholar Ibn Kathir (1301-1373) wrote about 3:28: “Whoever at any time or place fears their [infidels’] evil, may protect himself through outward show.”

In support of this, Ibn Kathir quotes two of Muhammad’s companions. Abu Darda said: “Let us smile to the face of some people while our hearts curse them.” Al-Hassan said: “Doing taqiyya is acceptable till the day of judgment [in perpetuity].”

Adams had almost certainly not read Ibn Kathir or Al-Tabari. But he had understood enough from the Qur’an itself, not just from 3:28 but also from other verses, such as 3:54, where Allah is praised as a master schemer, or deceiver: “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.” His “Essay on Turks” makes much of the role fraud played in the spread of Islam.

One can well imagine Adams’s surprise when he first read in the Qur’an that Allah was lauded, as “the best of schemers” — one more example of what, Adams realized, was a kind of Christianity in reverse. The praise in the Qur’an of deception and fraud, the command to wage Jihad, or perpetual warfare “in the path of Allah,” against the Infidels, the description of how to strike terror among Islam’s enemies, the practice of sating one’s lust with plural wives, and captive females used as sex slaves, the Muslim heaven which promised the sensual bliss of 72 dark-eyed virgins — all of this horrified him.

John Quincy Adams did not have to worry about a small army of Muslim apologists ready to attack him for stating home truths about Islam. In his day, there was no CAIR, no Linda Sarsour, no John Esposito to condemn him for “Islamophobia” and to try to lead his likely audience astray. There were no Muslims, and consequently no mosques, offering unwary Infidels the chance to participate in those Ask-A-Muslim exercises in cozy taqiyya and tu-quoque. Adams’s uncompromising description of Islam was confirmed by what Americans knew about Muslim behavior, both from their experience with the Barbary Pirates, and from observing how the Turks — the most powerful Muslims of the time, possessors of the caliphate, who ruled, directly or through suzerains, the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, the Balkans, and much of the Caucasus — treated their Christian subjects. His lifetime of study of history naturally included, among its subjects, how Islam spread, what its texts and teachings, as conveyed in the Qur’an, revealed about its essence, what was required of the non-Muslims subjugated by Muslim conquerors, what was revealed about Muhammad’s character from the reports of his words and deeds. Adams’s rereading of the Qur’an to understand the tenets of this faith and the character of its prophet Muhammad, who “by fraud or by force” had conquered so many lands, helped explain, and made sense of, the behavior of “the Turks” as they put down, with their wonted brutality, the Greek Christians who had risen up to defy their Turkish Muslims.

There is one more thing about John Quincy Adams that deserves notice. He was, by all accounts, a brilliant orator, known as “Old Man Eloquent.” That oratorical skill was much in evidence when he argued on behalf of the Amistad prisoners before the Supreme Court. But he was also brilliant as a writer, and had he not been, his essay on “the Turks” (that is, on Islam) would not now be so often read, nor has it had the impact it has had on those who — not least here at this site — have been lucky enough to learn of it. From an early age Adams showed himself to be precociously adept at English composition. As with everything he deemed important, he worked and worked at it. Dip into any of the 14,000 pages of his diaries, even the entries he wrote in his early teens, and you will of course find some laconic jottings, but also the rounded periods of a fully formed prose style. In between diplomatic postings, and while he was simultaneously serving in the United States Senate, which would have been task enough for most men, Adams was appointed to the prestigious post of Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard in 1806; he immediately set to work on the lectures he would deliver to his students. We know that he read and studied many writers on rhetoric, including Quintilian, Cicero, Bacon, and George Campbell, all of whom he made use of in the thirty-six lectures he prepared for his Harvard students between 1806 and 1809. When his students heard that he would be leaving Harvard to become United States Minister to Russia, they asked that his lectures be published, and they were, as “Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory.” He understood the importance of studying rhetoric, that is the art of persuasion. This was not a mere flourish, but essential to winning and convincing an audience. He ranked it high among his accomplishments. In 1810, Adams wrote in his diary about his Lectures that “I shall never, unless by some special favor of Heaven, accomplish any work of higher elevation.”

Actually, he did “accomplish” one “work of higher elevation” even than his lectures on rhetoric and oratory. His most important written work, as we now realize, is the one on Islam, the “Essay on Turks,” which today amazes many at first reading, and then heartens those who realize they have finally found the American statesman they have been looking for in vain, the one we need most today. And it turns out to be John Quincy Adams who, alone among our presidents, senators, congressmen, cabinet ministers, diplomats (and Adams filled every one of those offices), so perceptively grasped the disturbing sinister essence of Islam.

That same “Essay on Turks” ought to be required reading in courses on American history." Ideally, it ought to be assigned along with both Adams’s furious denunciation of how the white settlers and their government were mistreating the Indians (with the case of the Creeks pushed forcibly westward offered in evidence), and with a description of his central role, including his closing argument before the Supreme Court, in the Amistad case. For Adams will then be understood as what, in fact, he always was — an implacable defender of human rights. The chiefest offenders against human rights, then as now, in 1829 and in 2017, were Muslims. Should his “Essay on Turks” become part of the required reading in American history, and even were it to be assigned by a teacher hostile to its contents, Adams’s eloquent truth-telling will not be convincingly rebutted, and will, in any case, prove impossible to forget.

Democrat, MUSLIM AG Ellison Continues War on Legal Gun Sales with Complaint Against Fleet Farm~SEE OUR PREVIOUS POSTS ABOUT KEITH ELLISON HERE: https://ratherexposethem.org/?s=Keith+Ellison

“I’m proud to be a Protect Minnesota Orange Star Candidate. Gun violence has disrupted the lives of Minnesotans of all ages and all walks of life, and it’s long past time to do something about it. I will always be an ally in that fight as Attorney General.” (Keith Ellison/Facebook)

“Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is accusing Fleet Farm of violating state law when the retailer allegedly sold firearms to ‘straw purchasers,’ according to newly filed court documents,” ABC affiliate KSTP Eyewitness News reported Monday. “Defendants knew or had reason to know, based on the circumstances of the sales and the information known to Defendants, that straw purchasers were not purchasing for themselves and were buying firearms for others,” Ellison charged, accusing the Midwest retail chain “of violating the Minnesota Gun Control Act.”

“A citizen can purchase traditional rifles and shotguns without a permit. Purchase of a handgun, however, requires a valid permit that will include a criminal background check. Likewise, the purchase or transfer of a pistol or a semi-automatic military-style assault weapon will require completing a purchase/transfer permit,” John Mascolo, Esq. of FindLaw writes. “Applicants for a gun permit in Minnesota must undergo a criminal background check through the Minnesota Crime Information System and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS. Those seeking to purchase a firearm may seek a permit from their local police chief or county sheriff.”

Is Ellison saying Fleet Farm, which as a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) is routinely audited by an ATF notorious for “zero tolerance” revocations over innocuous paperwork flubs, transferred guns without going through the process? No? Then what’s his beef?

“It’s alleged Fleet Farm sold 13 guns during a 12-month period to a straw purchaser who later pleaded guilty to helping straw purchase nearly 100 firearms,” KSTP explains. “The lawsuit mentions specific firearms used in the Truck Park Bar shooting in October 2021 that left one person dead and another 14 injured.”

And that is Fleet Farm’s fault…how? Does Minnesota law limit how many firearms purchases a citizen can make in a year? It does not.

Curiously, one of the “commonsense gun safety laws” the prohibitionists have tried to enact everywhere, (in Everytown!), is a “one-gun-a-month” law. They do things incrementally, and many would prefer “no-guns-a-month,” but as an aside, a U.S. District judge just held that California’s purchase limitation edict “did not fit within the nation’s historical tradition of firearms regulation.”

So, Ellison is running afoul of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), of Bruen, and more to the point, of the clear Second Amendment proscription that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” And his excuse for going after Fleet Farm is that its retail employees can’t do the impossible and read the hearts and minds of customers, and that it is therefore responsible for not just their criminal actions, but for the subsequent actions of those they deal with.

In truth, he just wants to use the virtually unlimited resources of the state to rob a victim with deep pockets blind through lawfare and shut all gun dealers down, which is par for the course with this character.

When he was in Congress, he was part of a group of Democrat gun prohibitionists who staged a sit-in, which “shut down the House’s legislative work” to demand more citizen disarmament. He and the two were clearly and defiantly obstructing and impeding official proceedings, a charge used to throw J6 Capitol protestors into the federal gulag.

Ellison is a former leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-founded by Bernie Sanders. And the Caucus (with Ellison specifically lauded) maintains “ties” with the Communist Party USA and “close ties” with another “progressive” group, the Democratic Socialists of America, the domestic arm of Socialist International.

The DSA devoted a page on their website (until they took it down to try to hide it—this link goes to the Internet Archive record, which may load slowly but they can’t erase) to hymns glorifying their “struggle.” The following example should be of special interest, since the people they’re talking about are pretty much you and me:

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping, Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie, And when the revolution comes, We’ll kill you all with knives and guns, Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie

That’s what he represents. And this is what Fleet Farm does:

“Fleet Farm has been serving hardworking families since 1955. We’re built on a foundation of Midwestern values. You could say we’re a lot like our customers. We believe in honoring tradition, taking pride in our work and doing what’s right.”

It’s all part of a wider movement to ban not just guns (Ellison doesn’t like the First Amendment any better than he does the second), but to demonize and exclude those with traditional American values. Look at the government and media push going on before the upcoming November elections to conflate rejection of collectivism, immorality, and treason with “white rural rage,” for the DOJ/FBI to portray those Americans as “the greatest threat,” and to condemn “Christian Nationalists” as theocratic Nazis for believing rights are “endowed by our Creator” instead of privileges to be portioned out or withheld by the state.

There’s no room in Keith Ellison’s America for such outcasts. That’s why they’re so desperate to disarm us. And that’s why the government monopoly of violence subversives masquerading as “gun safety advocates” at Giffords proclaimed “We are proud to endorse Keith Ellison for attorney general.”


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

David Codrea

Are Ramadan Jihad Cells Already In U.S.?

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/are-ramadan-jihad-cells-already-in-u-s; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Two recent interviews — one with former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince and one with Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., — pointed to the gathering threat of terror violence inside the country this year.

Aside from these two and a few more, though, there seems to be scant attention being paid to the likelihood that a confluence of threat indicators will erupt into street violence on a scale we’ve not seen since the summer of 2020.

This year, the Islamic month of Ramadan begins on March 10.

It runs until sundown on April 10.

Against the backdrop of Israel’s ongoing Swords of Iron military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a month that even in less tumultuous years often sees an accelerated pace of jihad attacks globally, this year’s Ramadan likely will be the occasion for even more renewed calls for attacks against Jews in Gaza, Judea, Samaria, the rest of Israel, and the United States (U.S.) homeland as well. Indeed, U.S. imams have already begun calling for the killing of Jews on a genocidal scale.

Intelligence officials warned in January 2024 that Hezbollah may be plotting terror attacks inside its homeland this year.

Also in January, a group of former senior FBI officials sent a letter to congressional leaders warning of a “new and imminent danger.”

That danger, they wrote, arises from the ongoing mass invasion of military-age men from all over the world, among whom surely are not only Chinese Jungle Tigers but also Islamic terrorists seeking vengeance against Jews and for U.S. support of Israel.

Epoch Times show host and reporter Roman Balmakov interviewed Erik Prince at the March 2024 CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference. During the interview, entitled “Terrorist Sleeper Cells Are Already in the U.S.,” Prince told Balmakov that one reason he believes the Biden administration is so reluctant to strike back in any meaningful way against Iranian terror proxies  much less any Iranian target itself  is that the Iranian regime has already surged unknown numbers of military fighters across our southern border.

The prince suggested that such fighters — whether Iran’s own IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), Quds Force, or proxy jihadis from HAMAS, Hizballah, or Houthis — could be flown on Iran’s Mahan Air from Iran to Venezuela.

From there, they could head north through the Darien Gap, which lies between Colombia and Panama, and then on up to and across the U.S. southern border.

Combined with other hostile military forces already certainly here, to include Chinese Jungle Tigers and Hezbollah cadres, these forces are likely forming cells, conducting pre-attack casing, surveillance, and training, and getting ready to launch combined attacks inside the homeland later in 2024, or should the U.S. do anything to upset Iran’s mullahs.

On March 3, 2024 Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., joined FOX News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” program with Maria Bartiromo.

Sen. Marshall warned about Chinese triads operating across America.

Triads are transnational organized crime syndicates based in Communist China, but operate globally, including the U.S.

It must be understood that these triads operate with the full knowledge and at least tacit acquiescence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Sen. Marshall noted that in Kansas and the U.S. more broadly, there has been “an explosion of human trafficking.”

Specifically, he was talking about the proliferation of massage parlors in Kansas as well as other states.

Those massage parlors, plus other Chinese fronts like hair or nail salons, are evidence not only of human smuggling and the enslaved Chinese women who work there, but also of a sophisticated money laundering operation.

Sen. Marshall spoke also about the flood of fentanyl trafficking across that southern border, a drug trade that he pointed out dates back to the era of Mao Zedong, when methamphetamine precursors were first sent into the U.S. in collaboration with the Mexican cartels.

Now, in addition to that early Chemical Warfare (CW), the CCP in collusion with the Mexican cartels, are smuggling fentanyl chemical precursors into Mexico, with American users the ultimate intended target.

With over 100,000 drug deaths in the U.S. every year, and most of those due to fentanyl (sometimes laced with other counterfeit drugs often bought online), there is no question that the CCP is waging Chemical Warfare against the U.S.

Sen. Marshall called out the Biden administration for permitting drug and human trafficking across the U.S. southern border with Mexico, despite the clear national security implications that put our entire nation in danger.

On a final note, the Washington Examiner and other news outlets reported in early March 2024 that the Biden administration had flown some 320,000 illegal aliens directly from unknown Latin American countries into the U.S. to unsuspecting American communities that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) refused to identify.

The secret airlift was kept secret from the American public to minimize the number of illegals being processed through U.S. southern ports of entry via the CBP One cell phone app.

America’s friends, allies, and enemies alike all see this happening. They all know that those with malign intent have a free pass into the U.S. under the Biden administration.

As the FBI officials wrote in their letter to Congress, “the warning lights are blinking.”

Clare M. Lopez is the Founder/President of Lopez Liberty LLC, with a mission to alert Americans to national security threats, both international and from the Islamic Movement/Muslim Brotherhood and their Marxist/communist collaborators in the U.S. From 2014-2020, she served as vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy. Read the Reports by Clare M. Lopez — More Here. This article has been cross-posted with the author’s permission.

Italy: Catholic diocese urges Catholics to participate in Islamic prayers and iftar meals during Ramadan

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/italy-catholic-diocese-urges-catholics-to-participate-in-islamic-prayers-and-iftar-meals-during-ramadan; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Lord, what fools these Infidels be. My comments are below; I’m quoted in the article:

“Italian diocese urges Catholics to join Muslims for prayers and meals in Ramadan,” by Jules Gomes, Catholic Herald, March 8, 2024:

An Italian diocese is instructing its priests to participate in Islamic rituals, citing Pope Francis’ directives on interreligious dialogue.

The Diocese of Bergamo issued a communiqué on Monday urging priests to seek out opportunities for interreligious dialogue during the “holy month” of Ramadan by invite the faithful to join in praying with Muslims and joining in the Iftar ritual meal.

The letter from the northern Italian diocese asks the faithful to pray for “a continuous realisation of all the dimensions that make up humanity desired by the Creator” and for “continuous growth in the dialogue between peoples and different faiths.”

Fr Massimo Rizzi, director of the diocese’s Office for Interreligious Dialogue who signed the directive, upset local Catholics for dating the letter according to the Islamic calendar (23 Sha’ban 1445)….

In comments to the Catholic Herald, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer explained that “the idea of Ramadan providing a possibility of outreach to Muslims is a tragicomic display of the failures and inherent limitations of the ‘dialogue’ imperative”.

Spencer, author of over 23 books on Islam and the Middle East, said: “Ramadan is a month in which Muslims are to redouble their efforts to please Allah.

“The highest form of service to Allah, according to Muhammad, is jihad, which principally involves warfare against unbelievers.

“Every Ramadan, therefore, we see an increase in jihad attacks. The idea that this is a time to seek friendship and cooperation with Muslims is laughably naive and demonstrates abject ignorance of Islam.”

Responding to the diocesan letter’s plea for dialogue in the hope of resolving the Middle East crisis, Spencer pointed out that the Vatican has failed to address the clause in Hamas’ charter that threatens genocide against Israel.

In its preamble, the Hamas charter states, “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it”….

Islamic scholar who endorses Hamas, Hizballah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad lands job at Columbia University

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/islamic-scholar-who-endorses-hamas-hizballah-and-palestinian-islamic-jihad-lands-job-at-columbia-university; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

Yeah, this is like posting that water is wet. Mohamed Abdou will fit right in at Columbia, and won’t meet any professors there who don’t share his point of view, or who dare to say so if they really do dissent. What would be news would be if Columbia or any other university hired an opponent of jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women. But that would never happen in a million years.

“He Endorsed Hamas, Hezbollah, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Then He Landed a Professorship at Columbia University.” By Jessica Costescu, Washington Free Beacon, February 27, 2024:

During a Jan. 5 interview with socialist podcast Revolutionary Left Radio, Islamic scholar Mohamed Abdou declared his support for Hamas and “the resistance.” The terror group’s “dedicated few,” he said admiringly, worked in “stealth mode” on Oct. 7 to defeat a “larger enemy” in Israel.

Just days later, on Jan. 16, Columbia University’s Middle East Institute extended a “warm welcome” to Abdou, the Ivy League school’s latest visiting professor in modern Arab studies.

As part of that role, Abdou teaches a weekly class on “Decolonial-Queerness & Abolition,” where his students discuss “transnational feminist discourses” and “queer of color critiques.” The self-described “Muslim anarchist” has also emerged as a friend to Columbia’s anti-Israel community. In a Feb. 11 social media post, Abdou revealed that he organized a protest in which Columbia students interrupted a panel featuring Hillary Clinton. One demonstrator called the former secretary of state a “war criminal” who “will burn” before chanting, “Free, free Palestine.”…

Abdou offered a more explicit endorsement of Hamas four days after the terrorist group’s attack on Israel. “Yes, I’m with the muqawamah (the resistance) be it Hamas and Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad,” he wrote in an Oct. 11 Facebook post, which also lamented “false reports accusing Arabs and Muslims of decapitating the heads of children and being rapists.” Months later, Abdou’s assessment remained the same.

“I might be with Hamas and support the resistance, absolutely,” the Columbia professor told Revolutionary Left Radio in January. “Look what 1,500 did … they were organized and they worked in stealth mode and they divested.”

“And nobody expected that this was the direction that Hamas and the Hamas leadership, or at least the political leadership, was going to take,” Abdou continued. “But look what the dedicated few [did] … how much a small group have defeated a larger enemy.”

Neither Columbia nor Abdou responded to requests for comment. Abdou’s role as a visiting professor will keep the Islamic scholar on Columbia’s campus through the spring 2024 semester. Abdou on his website acknowledges that the campus sits “on the ancestral and traditional homelands of the Lenni-Lenape and Wappinger peoples.”

While Abdou has already worked to organize anti-Israel protests at Columbia, he encourages those who oppose the Jewish state to go further.

“DON’T just go to Pro-Palestinian rallies DON’T just post on social media,” he wrote in November. “ORGANIZE revolutionary alternatives to capitalism & the state ON THE LAND you live alongside BIPOC kin who share similar anti-imperialist & anti-settler-colonial ETHICAL-POLITICAL commitments as YOU.”

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