by, WND | h/t Creeping Sharia
The Justice Department has enough incriminating evidence to file terrorism charges against the Council on American-Islamic Relations and its founders but has chosen not to indict the Washington-based group and its leaders at this time, a veteran FBI agent reveals in a shocking new book.
“There is enough evidence to indict CAIR, but the government chose not to do so at this time,” said former FBI official John Guandolo, author of “Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America.”
He suggests the government balked at throwing the book at CAIR for political reasons.
CAIR has cultivated a number of political supporters, mainly among leading Democrats in Washington – including senior White House officials. Secret Service entry logs show CAIR officials have visited the White House several times during the Obama administration.
Despite its designation as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in 2007, the Muslim pressure group in recent years has successfully lobbied for changes in federal policies dealing with the war on terror. For example, CAIR took credit for helping persuade Attorney General Eric Holder to prohibit religious profiling in terror cases, a decision his department is expected to announce formally soon. It also played a key role in the Pentagon’s recent decision to change long-standing uniform rules to allow military personnel to wear Islamic beards and head coverings.
Moreover, a controversial new rule issued earlier this month by the departments of State and Homeland Security to relax U.S. immigration for Palestinian and other foreign “refugees” who have provided “limited” material support to terrorists also dovetails with CAIR lobbying.
Under the Bush administration, the Justice Department implicated CAIR in a criminal conspiracy to raise money for Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.
CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad, aka Omar Yehya, was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation case. He and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad remain under FBI investigation, senior FBI officials have confirmed in letters to Congress. Until their ties to Hamas are resolved, the FBI says it will not formally recognize CAIR as a Muslim outreach partner or meet with CAIR officials. The FBI has effectively banned CAIR pending the outcome of the probe.
Starting in the fall of 2008, Guandolo said, “the FBI cut off all ties with CAIR because of their ties to Hamas.”
He explains that CAIR was created in 1994 by the U.S. branch of Hamas, known as the “Palestine Committee,” to function as the “political arm” of the Palestinian terrorist group. A year before founding the front group, Ahmad and Awad had attended a secret meeting with “senior leaders of Hamas” at a Philadelphia hotel that was bugged by the FBI. An internal FBI memo written by the former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division describes “all attendees” of the meeting – including Ahmad and Awad – as “Hamas members,” Guandolo points out.
“CAIR was the fourth organization created by Hamas to recruit jihadis, raise money and gain media favor for Hamas in America,” Guandolo said, adding that phone books, organizational charts, secret manifestos written in Arabic and other documents the FBI has seized indicate Awad and Ahmad were in leadership positions in the U.S. Palestine Committee prior to the creation of CAIR.
“CAIR is Hamas,” Guandolo flatly states.
Since 9/11, several CAIR officials – including senior officials working in the group’s national office located within blocks of the U.S. Capitol – have been convicted or deported on terrorism-related charges.
CAIR denies any ties to terrorism and slams Guandolo as an “Islamophobe” who seeks to deny constitutional rights for Muslim-Americans.
In a headline posted on the home page of its website, CAIR maintains that Guandolo once said “mosques have no right to exist,” but that claim disappears when visitors click on the headline and go to the full statement. CAIR never sources or supports the claim.
Guandolo says it’s a typical “smear tactic” of CAIR.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy as well as the U.S. Army Ranger School, Guandolo joined the FBI in 1996 after resigning his commission in the Marine Corps, where he served as a commander in Iraq and Bosnia.
After the 9/11 attacks, Guandolo was assigned to the counter-terrorism division of the FBI’s Washington field office where he investigated U.S. front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood and its Palestinian branch, Hamas. In 2006, Guandolo developed the FBI’s first counter-terrorism training program focusing on the global Islamic jihad movement. He was designated a “subject matter expert” by FBI headquarters.
In 2007, Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland” award by U.S. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and John Kyl. Before resigning from the FBI in December 2008, Guandolo twice received the United States Attorneys Award for Investigative Excellence. He served on the bureau’s SWAT team as well as its surveillance unit.
He now works as a counter-terrorism and security consultant for law enforcement, the intelligence community and the military. He also teaches at the Joint Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
In 2011, Guandolo delivered a three-day seminar on counter-terrorism to members of the FBI’s National Joint Terrorism Task Force and several other federal agencies at Marine headquarters in Virginia.
Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
by, AP | ABC News | h/t Blazing Catfur
GAZA CITY, Gaza: A Palestinian rights group says assailants have attacked a Catholic church in the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights says an explosive detonated in the church’s yard. The group said an “abusive slogan” was written on the church wall. No further damage or injuries were reported.
Hamas police spokesman Ayoub abu Shaar said Thursday an investigation was opened into the attack, which occurred Wednesday.
Fewer than 3,000 Christians live among 1.7 million Muslim residents in Gaza. Their numbers rapidly have shrunk in recent years because of turmoil in the territory.
In recent years, several Christian institutions were attacked by suspected Muslim hard-liners. In at least two cases, including the torching of a local YMCA, assailants were caught and sentenced to prison.
Hamas youth terrorists. Photo Courtesy of: The Times of Israel
by, Lazar Berman and Elhanan Miller | The Times of Israel
Love death for the sake of Allah as much as our enemies love life,” Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told thousands of young Palestinians at last week’s graduation ceremony for Hamas camps in the Gaza Strip’s Yarmouk Stadium.
Haniyeh and other senior Hamas officials exhorted the young graduates to not only annihilate Israel, but also to carry their fight across the globe, in a January 16 Al-Aqsa TV broadcast translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“This generation, Allah willing, will vanquish Israel,” said Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad.
“Let me congratulate you on your future victory,” Hammad continued, “and on the annihilation of Israel. As I said yesterday, they only have eight years left.”
“We pray for Allah to choose leaders and martyrs from among you, not only in Palestine, but throughout planet earth, so that the call for jihad will spread all over the world, and the entire world will embrace the religion of Allah.”
The camps, titled “the pioneers of liberation,” are run by Hamas’s ministries of education and interior. Some 13,000 students in grades 10-12 participated in the one-week training camps this year, compared to 5,000 last year when the program was launched, Israeli sources with knowledge of the program said.
The corps of instructors consists mainly of active members of Hamas’s security forces, and the curriculum includes weapons training, first aid, self defense, marching exercises and “security awareness” classes on identifying Israeli spies.
“Continue what you began in the camps,” Hamas Education Minister Osama al-Mazini urged. “Memorize what you have learned, and implement it in the battlefield when you meet the enemy.”
The footage showed thousands of young Palestinians, dressed in black, standing in formation as they listened to senior Hamas officials urging them to die in battle against the Zionist enemy.
Later in the clip, the graduates are seen performing military drills often seen in terrorist training videos, including clambering over walls, swinging across monkey bars, and jumping through burning obstacles. They also held RPGs and rifles.
“Nothing awaits you here but to be killed or to leave,” declared a camp graduate. “Our message to the Zionist enemy, everywhere and at any time, is this: You shall never enjoy a pleasant life on our beloved homeland. We, the sons of the Futuwwa camps, will confront you on every hill, in every valley, on every road.”
Hamdi Shaqura, deputy director of program affairs at the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, a Gaza-based watchdog, said that his organization issued no statement on the training.
“To the best of my knowledge no other organization in Gaza issued a statement either,” he told The Times of Israel.
Omar Dawabha, an eleventh-grader who took part in the training, was quoted on the website of Hamas’s interior ministry saying that “he learned how to safeguard our rights and principles.” Another student, Mohammed Abu Nar, addressed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem at the graduation ceremony.
“We are the pioneers of liberation, we are coming to purify you from the Zionists,” he said.
by, Maayana Miskin | Israel National News – Arutz Sheva 7
Terrorist attacks nearly doubled in frequency in 2013, according to new data released by the IDF. There were 62 terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) in 2013, compared to 35 the year before.
The IDF website quoted senior sources as saying that the violence is still nowhere near“Intifada” levels.
“There is a significant difference between [this and] the number of attacks during the Second Intifada. Then, the Central Command was dealing with several hundred attacks per year,” one explained.
A senior IDF officer in Judea and Samaria agreed. There has been a certain “heating up” in the region, he said, but “an Intifada means a popular uprising with a broad spectrum of high-impact incidents.”
“There have been disturbances and tension [in 2013], but if we look at what happened in the Second Intifada, it’s not even similar,” he continued, adding, “We don’t believe further escalation is expected in the near future.”
Previous data has shown a link between the frequency of attacks and the renewed Israel-PA negotiations.
More ‘lone wolf’ attacks, unplanned killing
Analysis of the 2013 attacks showed an increase in “lone wolf” attacks – those carried out by attackers with no formal connection to an organized terrorist group. Many such attackers were apparently influenced by personal crises.
There was also an increase in the number of attacks that began as non-violent crimes, and turned into murder or attempted murder of innocent civilians, simply because they were Israeli Jews. Among such attacks were the stabbing of a nine-year-old girl in Psagot and the murder of retiredIDF officer Shraya Ofer.
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has accused the Palestinian Authority of bearing some responsibility for such attacks, due to ongoing incitementwhich leads some to murder Jews with “unbearable ease.”
IDF sources noted that nearly all attackers have been arrested. “The recent string of solved cases proves that we are bringing those who try to attack us to justice,” one officer said. “We’ve arrested nearly everyone involved in the recent attacks, and we will bring the rest to justice as well.”
More armed battles in ‘camps’
The IDF data noted that in addition to the rise in terrorism, there has been an increase in the number of incidents in which soldiers faced violent opposition as they attempted to arrest wanted terrorists. Some incidents included gun battles in which attackers were killed and soldiers injured.
IDF officers noted that most such incidents took place inside “refugee camp” neighborhoods – areas populated by the descendants of Arabs who fled pre-state Israel in 1948. “In areas without employment or education, there’s more violence,” they explained.
Violence is most pronounced in areas where Palestinian Authority securityforces are not fully in control, they said. “There are some refugee camps with a very high potential for violence, but the security forces’ grip prevents outbursts,” an officer said.
He added, “In order to carry out an arrest, soldiers have to arrive when the suspect is at home, but also to avoid hurting the civilian population. The IDF’s freedom of activity in every place, at every time allows us to prevent an increase in terrorism.”
Israeli leaders are currently negotiating with the Palestinian Authority for a peace deal that would include the creation of a PA-led Arab state in much of Judea and Samaria. If such a state were established, the PA would take charge of security within its borders, while the IDF would withdraw.
Police: Bat Yam Bus Bomb Was a Terror Attack
Police said that the explosion on the number 240 bus from Bnai Brak to Bat Yam was set off by Arab terrorists.
by, David Lev | Israel National News – Arutz Sheva 7
Passengers on a bus in Bat Yam where a bomb exploded Sunday afternoon attributed the fact that no one was killed to a miracle. Police said that based on their initial investigation, the explosion on the number 240 bus from Bnai Brak to Bat Yam was due to a bomb placed by Arab terrorists.
One person – a police bomb squad officer – was injured as he approached a suspiciouspackage on the bus. A spokesperson for the Dan Bus Company said that there twelve passengers on the bus when a passenger alerted the driverthat there was a suspicious object on board. The object was in a bag, which one of the passengers opened. Noticing there were wires coming out of the bag, the passenger alerted the driver, who immediately evacuated the passengers.
Witnesses said that there was a gaping hole in the back third of the bus, indicating that the explosive device was a large one. “Imagine if the bus had been full, or if the driver had not taken everyone off the bus, or if everyone had ignored the bag,” said one witness. “It was a miracle everyone was saved.”
The police officer who was hurt when the bomb went off was lightly injured, police said. The device exploded as he went on the bus, and he was injured by flying shrapnel which hit him as was entering the bus.
The driver of the bus, Michael Yoger, told reporters that “a woman told me that there was an unattended bag on the bus. I asked who it belonged to, but no one answered, and when I realized that it had just been left there I took all the passengers off the bus. Within ten minutes the bomb exploded.
“The bag was large,” said Yoger. “One of the passengers opened it and saw wires. It was definitely a miracle that we were all saved.”
If you think Gaza smelled bad before..get a whiff of this:
Raw sewage floods Gaza City neighborhood and 13 more sewage stations are close to overflowing.
by, Gil Ronen | Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
Raw sewage has flooded streets in a southern neighborhood of Gaza City in recent days, threatening a health disaster, writes the New York Times. The reason: cheap diesel fuel can no longer be smuggled in from Egypt, because Egypt’s army has shut down the smuggling tunnels that connected Gaza with Sinai.
The Hamas government shut down Gaza’s lone power plant on November 1, causing a pump station to flood. Three more sewage stations in Gaza City and 10 others elsewhere in Gaza are close to overflowing, sanitation officials said, and 3.5 million cubic feet of raw sewage is seeping into the Mediterranean Sea daily. “The sanitation department may soon no longer be able to pump drinking water to Gaza homes,” writes the Times.
Hamas has refused to import Israeli diesel because of taxes imposed by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which is led by rival terror organization Fatah.
Gaza’s residents now face daily power failures of 12 or even 18 hours. “Businesses have cut back production, hospitals are rationing electricity to keep dialysis and cardiac support systems running…” all because of Egypt’s cutting off smuggling, and Hamas’ refusal to pay Ramallah taxes.
The number of trucks bringing goods, including fuel, into Gaza from Israel has actually increased 18 percent since the ouster in July of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, while the number of Gazans allowed to leave through Israel’s Erez crossing is up nearly 30 percent since July. Exits through Egypt’s Rafah crossing in October, however, were a third of what they had been in January.
And yet, in reporting on the situation in Gaza, Iran’s PressTV succeeded in blaming Israel anyway (see video below).
During Morsi’s yearlong presidency, Gaza received 30 megawatts directly from Egypt and enough diesel via the tunnels to provide 85 megawatts through its power plant. Gaza is run by Hamas, which is connected to Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. Besides cracking down on the smuggling tunnels, Egypt has been fighting Islamist terrorists in the Sinai, some of whom came from Gaza.
I was actually under the impression that Gaza already was a sewage plant on the outskirts of Israel. On a positive note though, I would say the property value should actually increase as a result of this situation. After all, they do have ocean front property now. With the right marketing firm, Gaza could become the next Venetian lagoon and vacation paradise. Just think of all that revenue Hamas could generate from offering gondola rides to tourists and the amount of rockets they could purchase to shoot at Israel. They simply need to look at the silver lining. Or brown lining in this case. Well, I guess the occupiers now have the option to go back home by boat if they choose. Perhaps they should consider constructing an arc.
Before all of this is over with, mark my word..the international media will blame this on the Israelis. And why? Well, it’s always the fault of the Jews.
by, Linda Trimble | The Daytona News Journal
A world history textbook that sparked a heated controversy over the way it covers Islam will remain in Volusia County high schools, the School Board decided Monday after hearing four hours of public comments about its merits and shortcomings.
“I’m still confident with this book and its presentation to our students,” School Board Chairwoman Diane Smith said after hearing from nearly 80 speakers with widely differing opinions.
The board didn’t take a formal vote, but only member Linda Costello pushed for a more thorough review. Candace Lankford, Stan Schmidt and Ida Wright sided with Smith to keep the textbook in Volusia classrooms.
“It’s kind of what I would have expected,” said Walter Hanford, a book opponent who stuck around long enough to hear the board discussion. Hanford told the board earlier in the meeting the “World History” textbook published by Prentice Hall “whitewashes” the history of Islam and its Muslim followers, including involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.
The textbook controversy erupted in early November after a Deltona High parent complained about the book’s treatment of the Islamic religion to a Lake County friend, who posted information on Facebook and organized a protest rally before the School Board’s Nov. 5 meeting.
The Nov. 5 meeting was canceled before it began over security concerns and the controversy has continued to simmer, with Volusia County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Tony Ledbetter taking leadership of the textbook protest.
The atmosphere at Monday’s meeting was quieter with opponents and supporters of the textbook filling the boardroom to overflowing while a small number of people milled around outside.
And a new group — students — weighed in Monday on the controversy.
Brian Vaughn, a Student Government representative at Spruce Creek High School, turned in a petition he said was signed by more than 500 students at five high schools in favor of keeping the current textbook and curriculum.
“We hope that the School Board will respect our voices in the process of education and reject voices of intolerance and censorship,” the petition reads.
Meanwhile, opponents of the textbook said it’s full of omissions and errors that favor Islam over other religions like Christianity and Judaism. They asked the board for a thorough review of the book, hoping to force revisions as were approved in Palm Beach schools or supplementary materials, as Brevard schools are considering.
“This book is ridiculously biased. The whole history of Muslim is violence,” said Armando Escalante of Port Orange.
“This is a vanilla history,” said Joel Paige of New Smyrna Beach.
But Ormond Beach historian Alfred Perkins argued “omissions are inevitable” in textbooks that condense thousands of years of history into a single volume. Perkins said he had “no complaint about accuracy and balance” in the chapter on Muslim civilizations that sparked the local complaints.
Supporters of the book said it’s important to teach students about all religions and their impact on world history as a way of improving their understanding of cultures and religions so they’ll be more tolerant of those who have different beliefs.
“Learning about Islam doesn’t make anyone Muslim,” said Suzanne Southard of DeLand.
“We can’t allow fear…to dictate what will be in our textbooks. We need to be able to operate in a global way,” said Christe Ashley of DeLand.
George Griffin of Deltona admired the student speakers at Monday’s meeting and said the textbook debate isn’t one of Republican versus Democrats or liberals and conservatives. “This is a knowledge versus ignorance issue,” he said.
The last of Monday’s speakers was Rhiannon Dotson, a 12-year-old sixth-grader from Orlando.
“I feel we should learn about all cultures and religions,” she told the School Board. “This whole thing is about hate and ignorance. Please don’t teach me and my friends hate.”
by, Correspondent | Judicial Watch
A prominent Muslim advisor at the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has close ties to a convicted Hamas fundraiser and other radical Islamist causes, including a nonprofit that proclaims sharia is the only legitimate law according to Islam.
Incredibly, this Homeland Security advisor, Mohamed Elibiary, has regular access to classified information and is a prime mover behind two of the Obama administration’s most dangerous policies; normalizing relations with domestic and foreign Islamist groups (including the Muslim Brotherhood) and arduous enforcement restrictions of laws related to material support for terrorism.
While this may seem incomprehensible to many, it’s all documented in a disturbing report published this week by the Center for Security Policy, a Washington D.C. think tank dedicated to promoting national security. The 33-page document is actually based on a lengthy, five-part interview with Elibiary, an influential member of Obama’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Elibiary admits he’s a longtime friend of a self-described Islamist (Shukri Abu Baker) convicted in 2008 of financing the terrorist organization Hamas through his U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, the Holy Land Foundation. Elibiary reveals that he donated to the Holy Land Foundation monthly until it was shut down by the U.S. government and he defends Baker, depicting his prosecution as a case of political persecution.
He also admits knowing the Muslim Brotherhood “social network” and supports a partnership with Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. and abroad. “I simply find it counterproductive to American national security interests to treat the Muslim Brotherhood like the mafia, Nazi party, fascists, communists or any other entity we politically ostracize,” Elibiary says. He adds that Muslim Brotherhood members “naturally exist everywhere at this point, but that’s not a problem in and of itself because there have been MB members inside the US abiding by the law for a very long time.”
The document includes a number of alarming details of Elibiary’s close relationship with a wide array of U.S. Islamist groups, including the radical Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America which declares that the only legitimate law according to Islam is Sharia. The group also urges American Muslims to nurture hostility towards U.S. law, according to Arabic documents discovered and translated into English by the Center for Security Policy.
As troubling as this may seem, Elibiary wields tremendous power in national security issues, promoting a narrative that the Muslim brotherhood and other Islamists are moderates. He has also worked to purge even the most basic information about the doctrinal drivers of terrorism from U.S. government training materials. The root cause of terrorism and Islamic extremism is not the Islamist ideology but legitimate gripes against Western policy, Elibiary insists in the interview.
When former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Elibiary’s DHS appointment in 2010 Judicial Watch reported that he was a backer of the Ayatollah Khomeini and a well-known Egyptian jihadist named Sayyid Qutb. In fact, Elibiary participated in a tribute to Khomeini, the ruthless Iranian revolutionary whose teachings continue to govern Middle Eastern terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda. Last year JW reported that Elibiary leaked classified documents to a media outlet that had declined to do a story supposedly exposing DHS’s promotion of “Islamophobia.”
On July 31, 2013, Imam Talib Shareef of Masjid Muhammad in Washington, D.C., opened a session of the United States Congress with a prayer on Capitol Hill. This is the America that Obama has been working so hard to create.
Thank you to Roger United @ NC Links: http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/
Video produced by http://www.westernjournalism.com
This is the Original Report on Egypt TV14 (in Arabic)
مرسي يبيع 40% من اراضي سيناء لامريكا
Hamas Terrorists: And, in case you are wondering, those are body parts on the table.
by, Zach Pontz – the algemeiner / Pamela Geller – Atlas Shrugs
A new unauthorized report from an Israeli emergency service offers staggering figures of attacks against Israelis in the West Bank and Jerusalem that are rarely heard about in the media.
Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron, a volunteer emergency medical response organization that works along with the IDF and Israeli security forces throughout Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, compiled the report.
According to their statistics, there were 5,635 attacks in the first half of 2013 against Jewish inhabitants of the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Greater Jerusalem regions alone, including 611 molotov cocktail attacks and 5,144 rock attacks. In addition, there were 8 shooting attacks and 3 stabbing attacks. In total, the violence left 1 person dead and 171 injured, including a 3 year-old girl who was seriously injured.
Yehudit Tayar, a medic and spokeswoman for the Hatzalah organization, began translating the report into English and disseminating it two years ago. She told The Algemeiner that the reason behind her efforts was the fact that news of violence against residents in the area wasn’t reaching a wider audience.
“There are so many minimized reports that people hear about–if they hear it at all,” she says, adding, “we have to get the truth out.”
“If there is spray painting on the side of a mosque or an Arab’s tires are slashed it is on the news, but violence against us is ignored,” she said.
“Can you imagine being attacked on a consistent basis and it not even being reported?”
Eytan Buchman, a spokesman for the IDF, told The Algemeiner in an email that the situation isn’t perfect, but that the region is relatively safe.
“The current situation in Judea and Samaria is one of relative calm and security, particularly when compared to the previous decade,” he said.
“In 2012, for the first time in over a decade, not one Israeli was killed from terrorist action in the region. This is a direct result of ongoing security operations, including tight-knit cooperation with relevant intelligence organizations, cooperation with the Palestinian security forces, the success of the Security Fence and civil/economic measures that provide an improved routine way of life for local residents.”
Buchman does admit that violence in the area has increased, but said that the IDF was taking necessary steps to mitigate the threat against residents.
“Since operation ‘Pillar of Defense,’ security forces in the West Bank have witnessed a measured increase in acts of popular violence, including thousands of cases of projectile throwing and hundreds of Molotov cocktails,” he told The Algemeiner.
“In many cases, these incidents stem from isolated activity that is difficult to project and therefore contain. The IDF has increased deployment in certain flashpoints in order to contain this violence. In addition, legal measures have been taken against offenders, with over 1,300 indictments for terrorist activity and over 850 indictments for rioting served by the Military Courts in Judea and Samaria in 2012.”
Security forces have done a stellar job of thwarting larger scale terror attacks. In January, according to Hatzalah’s report, security forces broke up a Hamas cell in the Hebron region which was planning to carry out out terror attacks. And in May security forces also exposed a cell under the command of Hezbollah that was planning to carry out kidnappings and other terrorist activities.
For her part, Tayar says that while the security forces have made changes, including increasing patrol units in the area, but in general she feels as if the security situation is deteriorating. “It’s become worse,” she says, “and our so-called Palestinian peace partners honor the terrorists and incite against us,” she said, before adding, “so we’ll continue with our efforts.”
CAIR-HAMAS Terrorist Organization of America Attacks Off-Site Voluntary Bible Lesson
by, Kyle Olson
How is the radical Council on American-Islamic Relations bending public school policy to its will?
Two stories from Michigan tell the tale.
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) said today that a Detroit-area school district has apologized for handing out permission slips for Bible study classes to elementary school students.
CAIR-MI sent a letter to Roseville Public Schools after receiving a complaint from two parents of children who attend Huron Park Elementary School about distribution by teachers of permission slips for the Bible classes at a local Baptist church.
CAIR Executive Director Dawus Walid wrote in a letter to the school district, “School staff and teachers are not to serve as advocates for one particular religion or congregation within a religion by passing out slips inviting parents to give permission for their children to attend religious instruction.”
But that’s precisely what CAIR sought in the nearby Dearborn district.
The Arab American News reported that CAIR staff “recently met with Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston to discuss concerns from some parents regarding prayer accommodations in Dearborn Public Schools.
“Dearborn Public Schools has implemented a policy which fully accommodates student-led prayer in all the schools, as well as unexcused absences for students who leave early on Fridays for Jumu’ah prayers. CAIR-MI is currently in discussion with Melvindale Public Schools to get similar accommodations for students that are now in place for Dearborn Public Schools.”
So Muslims can conduct religious activities within a public school, but Christians can’t go off-site to receive voluntary Bible lessons? What’s wrong with this picture?
Is political correctness accommodating such hypocrisy?
At an operation of Turkish police to al-Nusra Front conducted at Adana, Turkey; 4.4 pounds of Sarin gas has been found. At the operation related to Reyhanli explosions, and possible future explosions at Adana province by al-Nusra, 12 militants were taken into custody. 5 of them were released by now and interrogation of the remaining 7 is still ongoing. Militants stated that they would be smuggling the gas into Syria. The question how they acquired / received the gas is still unknown.
editorial footnote: This is a very important story on many levels. The first one being that these chemicals were located in Turkey, which is funding, supplying weapons and foreign fighters to the FSA Rebel Terrorists in Syria, which is working together in the same manner by the Obama administration. Second point: When captured, the militants admitted during interrogation that they were going to “..smuggle the gas into Syria..” Last point: Remember not long ago when chemicals were released in Syria and the Western Nations supporting the FSA Terrorists falsely accused Bahar al-Assad and the Syrian Army? Remember the UN Findings? The UN sent in a team of investigators and discovered that chemicals were found in the possession of the FSA Rebels and those chemicals matched the strain of the chemicals released. The world is being lied to in the Main Stream Media (MSM). Please do not be a sheep.
Thank you to Lacilir
by, Walid Shoebat
Christ at the Check Point is a “Christian” organization with a liberal socialist twist – and will soon be speaking at a church near you.
The group is touring to muster support to alleviate “Christian Persecution,” or so they claim.
The organization’s motto is “non-violent resistance against the Israeli Zionist occupation.” “Zionism is the obstacle to peace,” they write, and they want to “educate evangelical Christians” to “understand the Bible from a Palestinian Christian perspective,” which openly supports a “divided state” as the solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The main dynamo and sponsoring agent of these tours is Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem, Israel. Its Second International Conference was led by a Palestinian family, the Awads, including Sami Awad, Bishara Awad and Alex Awad. Claiming to be evangelical Baptists, the Awads were able to muster some influential figures. Several American evangelicals they recruited had taken action to bring them into American churches.
But what many in the West do not know is that this group has nothing to do with being Baptists, nor are involved in any way shape or form with Christian persecution. There is no mention whatsoever by this group of any persecution by Islamists against Christians in the Middle East. The persecution against Christians, they say, emanates from the Jewish presence in all of biblical Judea, Jews they claim confiscated Arab lands.
According to them, it’s the Zionists, not Hamas, that persecute Christians. In fact they promote Hamas’ legitimacy and fully support terrorism, but not as their tactic. To them, terrorism is legitimate as a tactic for other Palestinian groups so long that these are resisting what they term as “Israeli occupation.”
I captured their TV interview before the evidence was removed, after contacting mega-church pastor Wayne Cordeiro of Foursquare Gospel Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Seven years ago, Cordeiro invited this group and was persuaded to call Israel “an occupation.”
And while Alex Awad says that he “does not support Hamas,” this declaration has fine print; he insisted evangelicals need to accept the reality that Hamas is the “legitimate representation of the Palestinian people.” Cordeiro shockingly concurred: “We need to give them [Hamas] a chance.”
Our Arabic sources show that besides supporting Hamas, this group supports the PFLP, the Popular Front to Liberate Palestine terrorist group. All this despite that both these organizations are declared illegal by the United States.
The history of this fiery Palestinian brand of Christianity is not new; it was an invention by Palestinian socialist revolutionaries from decades ago that arose to recruit Christians to join the ranks of socialists, communists and even terror groups like the PFLP. To understand this brand of theology, we secured a dissertation for graduation approved by the Bethlehem Bible College and written by Yousef Ijha titled “Study on Christian Zionism.” It stated:
“Herzl established the first Zionist Congress in 1897, and succeeded in gathering the Jews of the world around him including the shrewdest of Jews to issue forth the most dangerous plan in the history of the world, ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,’ derived from sacred Jewish teaching.”
All that while ignoring that “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” was proven to be a fraudulent document by the best of historians.
True to the socialist theology taught by the Awads, Ijha became a prominent figure and organizer for the communist leftist group World Federation of Democratic Youth, an anti-American group that has branches in the Middle East and North Africa. While he was a student of Awad, Ijha publicly proclaimed his allegiance to the PFLP terrorist organization while honoring the famous terrorist Ahmad Saadat, the secretary general of the group: “All greetings to our comrade … Ahmad Saadat of the PFLP … and a red greeting drenched in the blood of the martyrs.”
Currently, Saadat is in Israeli custody for his involvement in the murder of former Minister Rehavam Ze’evi.
Indeed, the Awads will concur with their recruits. In May 2008 Alex Awad attended an Islamic terror-supporting conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Among the speakers at this event was Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini’s daughter, Zahra Mostafavi, who has previously urged children to become suicide bombers. Also included were representatives from Hamas and Hezbollah, which he tried to whitewash.
This group expresses through essays and news media how it abhors evangelicals’ understanding of biblical prophecy regarding Israel. Yet they themselves are not void of prophetic proclamations. Alex seven years ago on Cordeiro’s show predicted that within three to four months Hamas would morph into a spotless leopard. Reality today is that Hamas is gaining momentum after the Arab Spring and is adding more spots. Hamas reinstated Islamic laws including the “prohibition of arms for the vanquished non-Muslims; the prohibition of church bells; and restrictions concerning the building and restoration of churches.”
The main deception used to convince the naive to join the ranks of the enemy is first to convince evangelicals that what counts is the Gospel and nothing more. Evangelicals need to beware: Christian Palestinianism is designed to eradicate the Jewish presence and not aid persecuted Christians.