Disney kowtows to pro-Muslim pressure about ‘Alice in Arabia’

Disney kowtows to pro-Muslim pressure about ‘Alice in Arabia’

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The head of a Florida-based pro-family organization claims a pro-Muslim group has used intimidation to force the cancellation of a television program that simply sought to convey the struggles of women living in Islamic society.

The program, Alice in Arabia, was supposed to air on the Disney-owned ABC Family channel. The network-generated synopsis described the pilot episode as the story of an American teen who is kidnapped by her extended Saudi Arabian family and must count on her independent spirit and wit to “find a way to return home while surviving life behind the veil.” But that synopsis, says the screenwriter, was the “exact opposite of the cultural tone” she was trying to achieve.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations expressed its concerns to ABC Family about “the negative impact the program could have on the lives of ordinary Arab-American girls and American Muslims,” citing a script “dotted with cultural inaccuracies” and “simplistic stereotypes of Muslims.”

David Caton, president of the Florida Family Association, spoke with OneNewsNow about CAIR’s intervention.

Caton, David (FFA)“‘Surviving life behind the veil’ did not sit well with the Council on American-Islamic Relations,” he says, “so they put pressure on Disney to cancel this show – or at least to censor it to the point that it’s not going to show women in a negative light [or] the conditions [in which] they have to live under sharia law.”

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee also registered complaints with ABC Family about the teen drama.

According to news reports, the program was scrapped four days after it was ordered to pilot at ABC Family. Caton contends that network would never make those kinds of accommodations for Christian concerns.

“It’s tragic that Disney responded in the way they did by completely scrapping this program,” he states. “It’s just outrageously deplorable conduct on the part of Disney.”

The program was based on a pilot and scripts penned by television writer-producer Brooke Eikmeier, a U.S. Army veteran who studied the Arabic language while in the military. She laments that the media “mob” was successful in bringing an end to her series, “destroy[ing] a valuable opportunity for furthering the cause of women worldwide.”

U.S. blocks Christian governor from Nigeria peace talks

U.S. blocks Christian governor from Nigeria peace talks
State Department demanding ‘security background checks’

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The United States Institute for Peace recently brought together the governors of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., but the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, an ordained minister, citing “administrative” problems.

The visa of Plateau State Gov. Jonah David Jang, has been held up by the Obama administration for than a year, according to Ann Buwalda of the Jubilee Project, which focuses on Nigerian human rights.

Of the 19 states northern states, 12 have implemented Islamic law, or Shariah, noted Buwalda.

Jang’s visa has been tied up in security background checks described as “administrative processing” since July 2012,” she said.

“This is despite the fact that he has never violated the terms of his visa,” Buwalda said.

The USIP confirmed that all 19 northern governors were invited, but the organization did not respond to requests for comments on holding the talks without the region’s only Christian governor.

Emmanuel Ogebe, a human rights lawyer and counsel for the U.S. Nigeria law group, said the Christian governor’s “visa problems” are because of bias in the U.S. government.

“The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram. It also claims that Christians discriminate against Muslims in Plateau, which is one of the few Christian majority states in the north. After the [governor] told them that they were ignoring the 12 Shariah states who institutionalized persecution … he suddenly developed visa problems,” he said.

While the State Department confirmed that the USIP conference took place, the federal bureaucracy there had no comment regarding Jang’s visa issues, citing confidentiality rules.

Buwalda said it’s not unusual for the U.S. government to exclude Christians in Nigeria discussions and meetings.

“My personal observation and view is that some staff within the [State Department] have an unbalanced perception that somehow raising the persecution of Christians minimizes the persecution of Muslims or even favors Christians over Muslims,” she said.

Buwalda said that in the State Department’s “current mandate to limit reporting to ‘trends,’ a distortion results in that the ongoing violence against Christians is underreported or not reported because it is not a new trend.”

“Another contributing factor is the reporting efforts by some groups, including Western human rights reporting groups, to report only on acts of violence against Muslim communities often based on anecdotal information while whitewashing or ignoring the acts of violence perpetrated on the Christian minority community,” she said.

She said she’s found “in meetings that there is often a shallow or a distorted understanding of the dynamics on the ground relying on sources of information which are dubious and unreliable.”

“It is our goal to provide accurate and factual reporting which truthfully describes acts of violence, the religious identity of the victims, and root causes which does not shy away from referencing the declarations of the persecutors as to why they are carrying out the acts of violence.”

Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Clare Lopez said that based on the administration’s actions regarding Islamic issues, exclusion of the Christian governor is not a surprise.

“Remember how long it took for the State Department to add Boko Haram to the Foreign Terrorism Organizations list? This is despite evidence of its relationships with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Shabaab,” Lopez said.

She said the State Department “is steadfastly refusing to admit, even now, that Boko Haram’s rampages against Christian communities in Nigeria have anything whatsoever to do with Islam.”

Lopez said the Obama administration effectively is complicit with Islamic law.

“This [administration] knowingly and deliberately has subordinated its decision-making to the Islamic jihad and Shariah narrative,” she said. “We know that all training that would educate DoS (DHS, DoD, DoJ, etc.) officials and employees on down to local law enforcement about the threat from Islamic jihad and Shariah systematically has been purged from the … curriculum. Trainers and instructors who formerly taught such subjects are blacklisted,” Lopez said.

Lopez emphasized that the administration’s actions are deliberate and an abrogation of members’ oaths of office, adding: “It may well be prosecutable – material support to terrorism as well as aiding and abetting the enemy in time of war.”

The White House has not responded to WND’s request for comment.

Buwalda said the U.S. government blames the Christians for the violence.

“In fact, unrelated to the governor’s visa issue, three of our Nigerian colleagues including a former congresswoman from Plateau State and I participated in a Department of State meeting with high level officials last year in May or June [who] very bluntly declared how the governor of Plateau State was to blame for unrest in his state,” Buwalda said.

“I was shocked at the hostility.”

Ogebe wrote in his blog, “Justice for Jos,” that Boko Haram has made clear that it will not attack mosques.

“Boko Haram has gone out of its way to emphasize that it does not attack Islamic places of worship. However it does assassinate Muslim critics after worship when they are vulnerable. Boko Haram’s first attack inside a mosque in the five-year insurgency occurred in 2013. Their targets were Muslims who had cooperated with the authorities against the terrorists. It was not a random attack on Christians as has been the case,” Ogebe wrote.

Ogebe said there are specific circumstances for Boko Haram to attack a Muslim.

“Recently, Boko Haram acknowledged killing a Muslim cleric who had been critical of them. It is likely the terrorists’ first claim of responsibility for the killing of a fellow Muslim,” Ogebe said. “The question remains – why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?”

To support the claim, Ogebe cites the executive summary of the State Department Human Rights report, which referenced Boko Haram violence but neglected to mention the victims’ religious identity, except for the reference to a mosque attack.

“Throughout much of the country, Boko Haram perpetrated numerous killings and attacks, often directly targeting civilians,” he wrote.

“During the year, the sect, which recruited child soldiers, claimed responsibility for coordinated assaults on social and transportation hubs in Kano; an attack on the town of Baga; multiple attacks on schools and mosques; an attack on the town of Benesheik; and the killing of government, religious, and traditional figures.”

On Feb. 17, the terrorist group Ansaru, believed to be a Boko Haram faction, kidnapped seven foreigners in Bauchi State, he pointed out.

Ogebe noted the other attacks listed were all against Christian targets.

 

Brave German Woman: Why Heidi Mund Rebuked Islam

Brave German Woman: Why Heidi Mund Rebuked Islam

Heidi Mund, an atheist-turned-Christian, has gained global notoriety for standing up to Islam’s creeping influence in her homeland, Germany. Now she’s revealing why.


Last November, when a Muslim imam was invited to give a call to prayer inside a historic German church, she stood and proclaimed “Jesus Christ alone is Lord of Germany,” before shouting, “I break this curse.”

Mund then repeated the words of Martin Luther in 1521, when he defended his belief in scripture alone:

“‘Here I stand,'” she quoted Luther. “‘I can do no other. Save the church of Martin Luther!'”

By publicly attacking the lie of Islam, she has placed her own life at risk. But Mund, who’s become known on the Internet simply as the “Brave German Woman,” explained she did it because she has a burden for the spiritual rebirth of Germany.

“Many people ask me, ‘Are you afraid of the Muslims?’ And I can only say, ‘No, I’m not afraid of them,'” she told CBN News.

“I know my God, the living God of the Bible can protect for me for as long as he wants,” she said. “When my time is over I will go to him.”

Heidi Mund shared more about why she risked her life to take a public stand for Christ on “The 700 Club,” March 25. 

GUILTY: Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Convicted of Conspiring to Kill Americans

GUILTY: Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Convicted of Conspiring to Kill Americans


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Usama bin Laden’s son-in-law was found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans. Sulaiman Abu Ghayth was convicted in a New York City court on Wednesday morning.

He was captured last year in Jordan and put on trial about three weeks ago on terror related charges.

Ghayth served as Al Qaeda’s spokesman after September 11 attacks. Prosecutors say he made a series of propaganda videos, including one in which he promised the “storm of airplanes will not abate.”

His lawyers argued that he was merely repeating words from bin Laden.

The jury deliberated for about six hours before reaching the guilty verdict on all three counts. Ghayth was also convicted of conspiracy, and providing material support and resources to terrorists.

He is the most senior Al Qaeda member to be tried in a civilian court.

Muslim group to appeal ruling on police surveillance

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CourtroomNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that determined that New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims did not violate their civil rights.

Attorneys from the groups Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a notice of appeal Friday in federal court in Newark, challenging the dismissal of a 2012 lawsuit brought by Muslim individuals and organizations who said the NYPD’s programs constituted unconstitutional surveillance based on religion, national origin and race. The suit had accused the department of spying on ordinary people at mosques, restaurants and schools in New Jersey since 2002.

U.S. District Judge William Martini, in dismissing the suit last month, said that the NYPD’s activities were part of a lawful effort to prevent terrorism. Martini said he was not persuaded that the plaintiffs were targeted solely because of their religion, writing that “the police could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself.”

Martini also said that Muslims had filed suit in reaction to a series of stories by The Associated Press that revealed the NYPD’s secret activities.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Martini’s ruling could green-light discrimination by law enforcement.

“The district court’s ruling gives legal sanction to targeted, religious discrimination by law enforcement without limitation,” Baher Azmy, the legal director of The Center for Constitutional Rights, said in a statement. “The decision suggests that 9/11 justifies an exemption for Muslims in our Constitution. That ruling cannot stand.”

Glenn Katon, the legal director of Muslim Advocates, a California-based civil rights organization, likened the case to other historic civil rights cases that required appeals of lower court rulings in order to “address systemic discrimination.”

“These brave American Muslims are determined and ready to stand up for their rights and every American’s right to equal treatment, regardless of faith,” Katon said in a statement.

A spokesman for the city’s Law Department, which represents the NYPD, declined to comment on the notice of appeal.

A similar lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn is still pending.

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WRAL Investigates: Wake terrorism investigation built over weeks

WRAL Investigates

Wake terrorism investigation built over weeks

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Akbar Jordan, Akba Jordan, Wake terrorism suspect

Raleigh, N.C. — Planes linked to a company with FBI connections circled a north Raleigh neighborhood for weeks before a Wednesday raid that resulted in terrorism charges against two men.

Authorities said in court documents that Akbar Jihad Jordan and Avin Marsalis Brown planned to travel to Syria and Yemen to fight for Islam. Federal law prohibits conspiring to kill or maim people outside the U.S.

FBI agents seized several weapons, including an AK-47 rifle and a sword, along with ammunition from the apartment off Gresham Lake Road that Jordan, 21, shared with his mother.

Airplanes equipped with electronic monitoring equipment have been circling the area where Jordan lives for about a month, flying the same path for up to eight hours a day.

WRAL Investigates tracked the planes’ registrations to a company known to have ties to the FBI. Airplanes belonging to the company and its known affiliates were also spotted in Boston in the days following the marathon bombing last April.

Radar records for every plane connected to or owned by the companies with FBI connections were searched, and two clearly showed a circular flight path. It’s unclear whether those flights are connected to ongoing investigations.

FBI agents moved on the alleged conspiracy involving Jordan and Brown this week because Brown, 21, was about to leave the country, court records show.

Brown was arrested Wednesday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and he told investigators that he planned to fly to Turkey and then travel to Syria, according to court records. He made his first court appearance Thursday morning.

One person was taken into custody during the north Raleigh raid, but it’s unclear whether it was Jordan.

A motion filed in federal court noted that Jordan, who is listed as Akba Jordan, is in a hospital, but it’s unclear what he’s being treated for and which hospital is treating him.

Confidential informants told the FBI that Brown and Jordan, a 2011 Millbrook High School graduate, began talking last May about going overseas to engage in jihad. Jordan “functioned as a type of physical fitness, firearms and tactics instructor to Brown” and often displayed a cache of weapons and ammunition in his apartment, records state.

Jordan even stated at one point that he slept on his kitchen floor with an AK-47 and a Quran to empathize with Muslims in Syria.

The pair planned to use a charity as a cover for their travels, saying the government would have a hard time making a terrorism case against them if they argued they were on a charitable mission overseas, according to court records.

WRAL Investigates discovered that Jordan visited at least two Facebook pages about humanitarian work in Syria, asking how difficult it would be to travel there.

The case is similar to that of Basit Javed Sheikh, a Cary man accused of planning to fight in Syria for a group linked to al-Qaida. The FBI arrested him at RDU in November after he told people he wanted to be a martyr for Islam.

Muslim Tatars are tied to outlawed Russian Islamist group

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Why Russia may regret Crimea grab

Muslim Tatars are tied to outlawed Russian Islamist group

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WASHINGTON – Russia is rushing to annex the Crimea from Ukraine, but the region could become another Chechnya, due to its small but united Muslim Tatar minority which opposes the takeover, according to regional experts.

The concern is that the Muslim Tatars have close ties to Chechen Islamists of Russia’s southern provinces in the Northern Caucasus, who already have been creating huge headaches for Moscow.

A referendum recently ordered by the Crimean parliament to vote on turning the Crimea Peninsula back to Russia is to take place March 16. Observers say it is a foregone conclusion that residents of Crimea, which is more than 60 percent ethnic Russian, will agree to the annexation.

The Tatars, who had lived on the peninsula since the 13th century, were forced out en masse by Joseph Stalin in 1944 and forcibly relocated to Central Asia.

Stalin’s action was due to alleged collaboration with the Nazis.

It wasn’t until 1989 that Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev allowed them to return, but there was strong resistance by the ethnic Russians to return confiscated property.

To this day, tensions between the Tatars and ethnic Russians remain high.

Tatar properties continue to be attacked. Businesses are firebombed and their graveyards are being desecrated, leading observers to conclude ethnic stress is reaching a boiling point.

For example, observers say that Tatar houses are marked with an X, a sign placed on Tatar homes prior to Stalin’s forced deportation.

Today, the Crimea Tatars make up only 12 percent of the 2 million people on the peninsula, or little more than 200,000, while ethnic Russians comprise some 60 percent of the peninsula population.

The Muslim Tatar community has strong ties to Turkey, since the peninsula for centuries was in the possession of the Ottoman Empire.

Today, they are closely tied to the Hizb ut-Tahrir, which seeks to establish a universal caliphate but is outlawed in Russia.

The Hizb ut-Tahrir also is very strong in the Northern Caucasus, which includes Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan and North Ossetia, the predominantly Muslim provinces in southern Russia.

It is known that one of the two Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan Tsarmaev, who was killed after the April 15, 2013, attack, was from Dagestan and was a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir.  His brother, Dzhokhar, is in federal custody awaiting trial.

Being Sunni, the Tatars also seek the overthrow of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has Moscow’s backing in the three-year Syrian civil war.

Sources say that Crimean Tatars created their own battalion in Syria where they are working closely with Chechen Islamic fighters.

The Sunni Chechens are opposed to the Shiite Alawite Assad and are fighting him because of Russia’s backing. Moscow’s concern is that battle-hardened Chechen fighters will return to continue their own conflict with Moscow.

“Crimean Tatars realize perfectly well that if Crimea joins Russia, all of their demands will remain unmet,” said Marlbek Vatchagaev of the Washington think-tank Jamestown Foundation.

“The Crimean Tatars resemble Chechens not only in terms of being politically active, but also by the fact that the Russian military is deploying commanders to Crimea who were commanders in Chechnya.”

Vatchagaev specifically referred to Lt. Gen. Igor Nikolaevhch Turchenyuk, who is commander of the Russian occupation forces in Crimea.

Turchenyuk commanded the 138th Motorized Rifle Brigade in Chechnya, which came under the command of Vladimir Shamanov. Shamanov has been charged by human rights activists with mass killings of Chechen civilians.

The Russian-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is dispatching Chechen troops to Crimea to protect Russian interests and offset any Tatar attacks. The thinking is that Tatars in the peninsula may be reluctant to engage in any fighting with Chechens.

However, that won’t stop Chechen jihadists from engaging pro-Russian Chechens on the side of the Tatar jihadists.

“Russia is creating a new hotbed of tensions that will become tightly connected to the jihadists of the North Caucasus,” Vatchagaev said. “This will extend the conflict in the North Caucasus to Crimea, with all the consequences that entails for Moscow.”

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The secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty is almost complete

Secretive Treaty Will Ship Millions Of Good American Jobs To Foreign Shores
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  • The TPP is designed to “level the playing field” between America and poor Third World countries.
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