CAIR Sues Pentagon Over Ban on Facial Hair

CAIR Sues Pentagon Over Ban on Facial Hair

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has sued the federal government on behalf of a former Navy enlisted man who says he was discriminated against after seeking to wear a beard for religious reasons.

The plaintiff, Jonathan Berts of Fairfield, California, enlisted in the military in 2002. He sought the religious exemption in 2011, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The request was denied because at the time the Defense Department did not grant religiously motivated requests to allow facial hair. The Navy initially allowed Berts to wear the beard for four years because he had a skin condition.

When he subsequently requested permission to grow his beard because of his Muslim faith, the request was denied, says a lawsuit Berts filed last week in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.

Berts, who is black, says his superiors prevented him from receiving a recommended promotion because of his beard. In addition, he claims to have suffered “a barrage of derogatory terms, anti-Islamic slurs, and inappropriate lines of questions about his religious beliefs and loyalty to the United States,” the Daily Caller reported

The suit further claims that Berts was transferred from a job as an instructor to an “abandoned, roach-infested building” where he spent his days by himself watching over office equipment.

Although Berts agreed to an honorable discharge in 2011, he did not really want it and has applied for re-enlistment. He remains in the Naval Reserve.

Since Berts left active duty, the Defense Department has loosened its rules about facial hair as it relates to religious beliefs.

“We appreciate that the Department of Defense has made strides in updating its stance on religious accommodations,” CAIR attorney Brice Hamack told the Chronicle.

Nonetheless, Hamack insisted that the military “remedy the harm caused” to Berts.
In the lawsuit, Berts seeks to return to active naval service as well as a pension and other benefits.

CAIR itself has long been under fire over allegations of links to the Muslim Brotherhood. In a 2009 court decision, it was confirmed as a participant in a conspiracy to provide funds to Hamas, a designated terrorist organization, in Gaza.

Hamas has been revealed to be an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamist group with its headquarters in Egypt.


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Raping and Beheading the Faithful: Muslim Persecution of Christians

Raping and Beheading the Faithful: Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2014

Raymond Ibrahim

Gatestone Institute

Muslims beheading Christians was a visibly growing spectacle throughout the month of August. Islamic State militants cut off a Christian man’s head—after compelling him to say the shehada, the Islamic profession of faith, “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”  When the shehada is spoken before Muslim witnesses, the speaker becomes Muslim and thus, in theory, safeguards his life and possessions from the jihad.  Not so for this hapless man, who, after renouncing his Christian faith for Islam, was still slaughtered on camera (graphic video can be viewed here).

The Christian Post has the story:

A Christian man in Syria recently had his head brutally hacked off by Islamic militants after being forced to deny his faith and salute Mohammed as “the messenger of God.”

The incident was caught on video for the world to see and broadcast as a warning to “everyone like him.”

In the video that was posted to YouTube with translated captions, the helpless Christian man is surrounded by armed militants wearing masks and he is heard reciting as instructed: “There is no God but God and I testify that Mohammed is the messenger of God.”

An apparent leader in the group of militants is then heard instructing the group: “No one will shoot him now, do you understand? He will not be killed by shooting because it is merciful for him.”

“He will be beheaded because he is Kaffir, non-Muslim, sided [with] the government and was not praying at all. Everyone like him will have the same end, beheading,” said the militant.

A militant armed with a machete then grabs the defenseless man by the hair and begins to cut his head from his body as the group cries “Allahu Akbar…there is no God but God.”

Apparently inspired by the spate of beheadings conducted by the Islamic State, a female British convert to Islam who is believed to have relocated to IS controlled territories “is threatening to behead Christians with a blunt knife,” according to the Daily Mail.  Umm Hussain al-Britani—formerly Sally Jones of Chatham, a member of an all-girl rock band and single mother of two—warned in messages since deleted “You Christians all need beheading with a nice blunt knife and stuck on the railings at raqqa … Come here I’ll do it for you!”

In Nigeria, the Islamic group, Boko Haram, which seeks to enforce Islamic law over the whole African nation, beheaded a six-year-old boy—again, because he was Christian.  During Sunday church services, over 100 Islamic militants descended upon Attagara, a Christian-majority village.  With machetes and machine guns, they slaughtered men, women, and children.

According to Christian Today, “One villager, Sawaltha Wandala, was arriving at church for the second service when he saw children being massacred. One six-year-old boy had been slashed and thrown into a ditch, but he was alive. Wandala picked him up and was carrying him to a hospital in Cameroon, when he was stopped by five of the militants.  The men reportedly took the child from Wandala’s arms and beheaded him, then began beating the 55-year-old with tree branches. After striking him in the head with a rock, they left him for dead.”

Another Christian man, John Yakuba, was told by Boko Haram members, “You must convert to Islam or else you will die a painful death.”

When Yakuba refused to denounce Christ, they tied his arms and legs to a tree, and hacked his hands with a knife.

“Can you become a Muslim now?” the militants asked.

“You can kill my body, but not my soul,” Yakubu cried out.

The men continued to cut his feet and back with a machete and knife to torture him.

“We will show you,” they said.

Yakuba’s head was slashed, and an axe was driven into his knee, reaching the bone.

He lost consciousness and was left tied to the tree for three days before someone found him, after which he was taken to the hospital in a coma.

In a separate attack by Boko Haram, where approximately 100 people from a Christian-majority region were killed, a survivor reported:  “I thank God for sparing my life, but three of my neighbors and members of our church were killed during the attack.  These Christians in our village had their throats slit with knives while their hands were tied behind their backs. Some houses were bombed as the Boko Haram gunmen were chanting, ‘God is great!’ in Arabic.”

In Kenya, militants from the Somali Al Shabaab Islamic organization abducted a group of traders near the resort island of Lamu, and drove them into a dense forest.  The militants eventually released three of them, because they were Muslims, but beheaded the fourth, a Christian.

If “infidel” Christian men were beheaded, Christian women—including children—were raped and enslaved in various regions of the Islamic world.

In Iraq, approximately 1,500 Christian and other minorities not able to escape the advance of the Islamic State were gang-raped and sold as sex slaves, some for as little as $25.  A joint statement by two senior UN officials declared that “Atrocious accounts of abduction and detention of Yazidi, Christian, as well as Turkomen and Shabak women, girls and boys, and reports of savage rapes, are reaching us in an alarming manner.” One young woman, who managed to hide a mobile phone in the prison, spoke of horrific experiences, including being raped by dozens of men over a few hours.  Other women said children born out of rape were ripped from their mothers’ arms, and never seen again.

In Muslim-majority Bangladesh, where Christians make for less than one percent, dozens of men armed with machetes, knives and iron rods attacked the convent of Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions nuns in Boldipuku), a village mission in north Bangladesh.  “The nuns were beaten and molested, ending when police arrived,” reported Bishop Sebastian Tudu.  According to Catholic Online, “[S]ome 60 men attempted to loot the building and rape the nuns… The attackers first tied the hands and legs of the mission’s two night watchmen and gagged them in the early morning hours …. Three PIME nuns suffered attempted rape and were sent to their provincial house in Dhaka, the national capital where they are trying to overcome the shock and mental suffering.”

And in Pakistan, yet another Christian girl, 12-year-old Muqadas (“Sacred”) was raped by a gang of Muslim men.  The girl, who worked as a maid for a Muslim family, was returning home from work “when Muqadas was kidnapped by two Muslim men and three women. They took her inside a school (which was closed) and the two men, identified as Ashraf Alias Achi and Ghaffor Alias Paida raped her repeatedly in turn. The girl was later abandoned.”   As usual, her family received threats of more violence for filing a complaint with local police.

According to the family’s Christian lawyer, Sardar Mushtaq Gill, “In Pakistan rape is used as an instrument of arbitrary power over Christian girls, who come from poor and marginalized families. It is a form of violence that wants to reiterate the submission to Muslims. The rest of society is not outraged because the victims mostly belong to religious minorities, who are the most vulnerable. Rarely rapists are punished. Furthermore, rape victims face terrible difficulties; they do not receive adequate medical treatment for sexual assault. Many girls are traumatized and become depressed and in need of psychological assistance.”  (See here for more on the sexual abuse of Christian minors in Pakistan.)  For his troubles, Gill, a vocal human rights activist who represents abused Christians, was again targeted for assassination: his home was sprayed with bullets in the night, for the second time.

Although beheadings and rape in the Islamic world may seem distant from the minds of most in the West, the exiled Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, warned the West that its turn will come.  In an interview, Archbishop Amel Shimoun Nona, said:

Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive.

Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.

The rest of August’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity.

Muslim Attacks on Churches

East Jerusalem: Seven years of harassment and attacks by Muslims finally forced Calvary Baptist Church to leave their church building.  The attacks began soon after the congregation moved into the building, located in 2007 in a predominantly Muslim area. Within 10 days of beginning meetings and worship services, a Muslim who lived near the church attacked a member with a knife.  Then someone tried to set the building on fire.  Next came vandalism. First, cars parked at the church were damaged, then property.  Finally, some children were physically assaulted on their way to church.  The congregation was finally evicted after the landlord was threatened.  “How dare you do this,” he was told. “This is a disgrace to Islam. If you don’t do anything about this, we will.”  The landlord eventually succumbed to the pressure and the 110-member congregation had to leave the building.  This is the third church in Muslim-majority East Jerusalem to be forced shut in recent years.

France: In the early morning of August 5 at Thonon-les-Bains, a man of about 30, described as a “young Muslim,” committed major acts of vandalism in the church of Saint-Hippolyte and in the adjacent basilica of Saint-François-de-Sales.  He overturned and broke two altars, the candelabras and lecterns, destroyed statues, tore down a tabernacle, twisted a massive bronze cross, smashed in a sacristy door and even broke some stained-glass windows.  (Click for images of the destruction caused in the church.)

Iraq:  Soon after the unprecedented Christian exodus from Mosul, after the Islamic State told Christians to convert to Islam or die, a human rights organization went to northern Iraq to provide assistance and support to all displaced Christians.  It reported that “around 45 churches in Mosul … were destroyed and converted into mosques and centers for the Islamic State.” According to Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako “This is a humanitarian disaster. The churches are occupied, their crosses were taken down,” and up to 1,500 manuscripts, many ancient, were burnt.

Nigeria:  According to Vatican Radio, “In Madagali, Boko Haram are said to have looted parish property, vandalized and then set alight buildings belonging to the church. Fr. Obasogie was not sure of the number of people killed or of other causalities in the Madagali attack but he says there are many….  Christian Churches within Maiduguri Diocese have borne much of the brunt of the terrorist activities…  According to Fr. Obasogie, all Christian churches on the major road linking Maiduguri and Adamawa state have been closed after several acts of terrorism at the hands of Boko Haram sects.”

Muslim Attacks on Converts to Christianity

Iran: According to the Idaho wife of Iranian-American Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years, her husband has received death threats from Sunni militants from the Islamic State held in the same detention center: “He’s already under threat because he is a convert to Christianity. Now we understand that ISIS members in the prison have said he is their number one target.” The pastor is in the same ward but a separate section from the Islamic State adherents, his wife said, adding that he is afraid to leave his cell and join the general prison population in the yard for exercise. “I fear for his life,” she said, adding that the couple’s young children have submitted a video to President Barack Obama pleading with him to bring their father safely home.  Separately, Pastor Matthias Haghnejad, a former Muslim, is charged with enmity against Allah, a crime that can be punishable by death, while the fate of two other Christians arrested with him remains unknown.   The pastor was arrested when intelligence agents stormed his home.  They arrested the church leader along with Mohammad (Vahid) Roghangir and Suroush Saraie, two other converts staying with him. The agents also seized Bibles, Christian booklets, and the pastor’s personal computer. On August 3, after being interrogated for two hours, the pastor was charged with “Moharebeh,” or “waging war against Allah,” a capital offence in Iran.  All three converts have been targeted by the authorities in the past, including for “evangelism” and “actions against public security.”

Kenya:  Hussein Hassan Mohammed, 30, a Muslim convert to Christianity, tearfully recounted his experiences at the hands of Muslims at Mogotio King’s Outreach Church, where he originally announced his conversion in April.  He told of how he was beaten unconscious inside a mosque, how Islamic leaders had paid assassins to kill him, and how his own father tried to poison him to death (similar to the experiences of another Muslim convert to Christianity in Uganda, whose aunt tried to poison him).  For a while he was arrested and tortured because authorities refused to believe that he had really converted to Christianity (they thought he was an Islamic terrorist pretending to be Christian, which happens frequently).  Then, while he was recuperating in hospital, he called his father, 72-year-old Hassan Mohammed, who came to visit him at the hospital: “Are you serious about what you told me, that you had embraced the Christian faith?” his father asked, to which Hussein, replied, “Yes.”  According to the Christian convert, “My father came with the food, but my conscience rejected the food.  The doctors noticed that I was restless. I was told to eat the food, but I refused. The doctor tried to give the food to the cat, but it too refused to eat it, hence the food was taken to the laboratory, where it was found that it was a poisoned food.”  Police guarding Mohammed arrested his father. Questioned about why he would want to kill his son, he told them, “My son has forsaken Islam as well as defiling our community by joining Christianity.”  Said Hussein: “I thought my father had come to help, but I realized that he had come to kill me.”  Still, when he was discharged from the hospital Hussein pled for the release of his father. Mohammed said he had forgiven his father, and police released his father.

New Zealand:  Friends of Khalid Muidh Alzahrani, a Muslim convert to Christianity known as Daniel, “fear the refugee has been abducted from his Christchurch flat and taken back to Saudi Arabia—home to the Islamic holy city of Mecca—where it is against the law for Muslims to abandon their faith.”  Daniel arrived in Christchurch about five years ago on a Saudi Government scholarship to study English, eventually converted to Christianity and applied for asylum. He was granted refugee status on the grounds that he would be persecuted in Saudi Arabia, and told friends he was terrified he would be kidnapped and forced to return.  The Saudi ambassador to New Zealand said that Daniel had “insisted” on returning home to visit his mother and the consulate had paid for his air ticket. But, according to National, “his friends don’t believe it—they say he was last seen in the company of two strange Arab men and believe he was taken out of the country under duress, possibly by agents of the state or family members….There have been numerous documented cases of Saudi nationals being uplifted from foreign countries. In 2012, columnist Hamza Kashgari, who’d been accused of insulting the prophet Mohammad on Twitter, tried to seek asylum in New Zealand but was intercepted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, sent home and jailed without trial.  In May last year, a young Saudi Christian who had arrived in Auckland two months earlier and claimed asylum was snatched off the street by three men just three days before his refugee interview and was flown back to Saudi Arabia, where it is believed he spent time in prison and was tortured. His lawyer, Roger Chambers, said the man had managed to secretly make contact with his friends in Auckland.  ‘He has had a dreadful time in Saudi Arabia,” Chambers said. ‘[He was told] more than once if he did not renounce his Christianity that he could expect to be beheaded.’”

Yemen: Muslim relatives of a woman who converted to Christianity placed gasoline in one of her kitchen bottles, it caused her to catch fire while cooking breakfast for her family; eventually she died from the burns.  Morning Star News reports: “In southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming. He shot out of bed, pushed panicked family members aside and saw his wife stumbling out of their kitchen, engulfed in flames.  His wife, Nazeera, had been preparing breakfast at about 9 a.m. when she poured liquid from a cooking oil bottle into a hot pan. The liquid flashed, and the bottle exploded. While her four children watched, screaming, Nazeera was being burned alive.  ‘I rushed out of the room,” Saeed (full name undisclosed for security reasons) told Morning Star News, weeping. ‘I couldn’t even speak to ask her what happened. All I could think about was putting the fire out and then getting her to the hospital. But my 16-year-old son, he couldn’t stop himself and held on to her, hugging her while she was burning. He got hurt, and I had to pull him away from her.’  About two weeks later, Nazeera, 33, died as a result of her burns. When Saeed returned to his home in a village (undisclosed for security reasons) after her death, a relative told him the unthinkable—members of both his family and hers had taken the vegetable oil out of the bottle and replaced it with gasoline. Saeed knew the reason—many years ago, the two had become Christians and refused to return to Islam.”

Dhimmitude: Islamic Discrimination Against Christianity

Libya: Roaming bands of armed Islamic militants went door to door in Tripoli’s jewelry stores.  They ordered the owners to stop selling any crosses or Christian icons.  “Immediately thereafter,” report Arabic media, “the store owners collected all the crosses and Christian icons and delivered them to their Christian villages outside of Tripoli.  Other store owners hid the Christian crosses and icons deeply, in the hopes of transferring them somewhere later, because they live in Tripoli and have no outside Christian villages to deliver the banned Christian items to.”

United Kingdom: Yasmin Jackson, a 24-year-old Christian mother, claims staff at Kingswood Daycare Nursery in Mitcham, south London “starved” her five-year-old daughter because her packed food was not halal—that is, prepared according to Islamic custom.  According to the Daily Mail: “Ms Jackson, a single mother and former nursery worker, said: ‘When I picked her up at the end of the day the first thing she said to me was, “mummy I’m really hungry, can I have my lunch now?”  The mother went to speak with the manager.  When she asked why her daughter was not allowed to eat her packed lunch, the manager said “We didn’t know if it’s halal.” The mother responded, “We are a Christian family and it was a chicken sandwich,” to which the manager said, “We don’t allow any non-halal meat in the nursery.”

About this Series

The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world has become endemic.  Accordingly, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

1)          To document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians.

2)          To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Islamic Sharia.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; apostasy, blasphemy, and proselytism laws that criminalize and sometimes punish with death those who “offend” Islam; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam;  theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or third-class, “tolerated” citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination thereof.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to Indonesia in the East—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

Previous Reports:


The Muslim Agenda – Full Movie Documentary

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NBT Films presents ‘The Muslim Agenda’, a movie which exposes the shocking truth about islam, it’s incompatibility with western ideals and it’s cult-like ideology. The contents of the film exposes the evil verses and teachings taken directly from the Quran and Hadiths and demonstrates it’s sick doctrine of hate, gender inequality, intolerance of homosexuals, anti-semitism, racial discrimination and permission for muslim men to indulge in sex slavery, child rape and molestation.

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US Offers $5 Million Bounty for Terrorist it Released
Monday, December 22, 2014 04:38 PM
By: James Morrisson

The United States is offering a $5 million bounty for the recapture of an Islamic terrorist it freed six years ago who returned to the jihad campaign after attending a Saudi rehab program for militants.

Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, a Saudi national, was released in 2006 under a Saudi program endorsed by President George W. Bush and continued “full-throttle” under President Barack Obama, Judicial Watch reported Monday as it highlighted a State Department announcement of the reward.

“It turns out that al-Rubaysh is the poster child for the Saudi rehab’s failures. He’s a dangerous al-Qaida operative based in Yemen and now, years after freeing him, the United States wants him captured,” Judicial Watch said.

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, started its rehabilitation program to try to reform violent jihadists by teaching them that they misinterpreted Islamic law by committing acts of terrorism. However, the program has widely failed to keep the militants from returning to terrorism after they graduated from the program, Judicial Watch noted.

Al-Rubaysh, who was held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is now a senior leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the State Department said.

“He serves as a senior adviser for AQAP operational planning and is involved in the planning of attacks. He has served as a senior AQAP sharia official since 2013, and as a senior AQAP sharia official, al-Rubaysh provides the justification for attacks conducted by AQAP,” the State Department added.

He has called for attacks against U.S. targets and the Saudi royal family.

Judicial Watch called the new global dragnet for al-Rubaysh an “unbelievable story” that comes as President Barack Obama “frees more and more terrorists” as part of a 2008 campaign promise to close the Guantanamo prison.

The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorists, explained that al-Rubaysh was first captured by Pakistani authorities in late 2001 and turned over to the Bush administration.

He was confined at Guantanamo until he was transferred to Saudi custody in December 2006 and placed in the rehabilitation program. He later escaped and fled to Yemen.

In its reward announcement last week, the State Department listed al-Rubaysh and the Egyptian group, Ajnad Misr, as “specially designated global terrorists.” That listing freezes any assets they might hold in the United States and prohibits Americans from dealing with them.

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Inside New York cop-killing gang Possible ties to Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground terror group

WND Exclusive

Inside New York cop-killing gang

Possible ties to Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground terror group
The scene where two NYPD officers were killed Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
The scene where two NYPD officers were killed Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
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The gang to which NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley may have belonged, the Black Guerilla Family, is allied with U.S. leftist groups and worked as an ideological partner with Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground terrorist organization.

Brinsley is the assassin who executed two officers in Brooklyn on Saturday after posting on social media his intention to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both of whom were killed by police officers.

The Baltimore media reported his killing spree actually began in  Baltimore County, where Brinsley was said to have murdered his former girlfriend before traveling to New York City to kill NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The New York Post reported the two officers were working overtime to participate in an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The New York Daily News reported investigators went to Baltimore to probe Brinsley’s ties to the Black Guerrilla Family, which dominates the Maryland prison where Brinsley spent time. The BGF is an African-American Marxist revolutionary organization that seeks the overthrow of the U.S. government.

Numerous Baltimore media outlets confirmed law-enforcement officials are probing the BGF link.

One anonymous federal law-enforcement official told the Baltimore Sun that Brinsley had no known ties to the BGF. However, this quote was obtained Saturday, before the results of a police probe into Brinsley’s possible links to the gang have been reached.

The BGF link is credible. The Sun reported that on Friday the Baltimore FBI office issued a memo warning the gang was targeting “white cops” in Maryland.

The New York Daily News reported BFG members were passing around threats that they were “preparing to shoot on-duty police officers.”

On December 6, the Daily News reported on a specific BFG plot to kill NYPD officers on Dec. 5, just three days after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s death.

The newspaper quoted Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins saying at the time that at least 10 BGF members were “preparing to shoot on duty police officers.”

Further, the Daily News posted a picture of a government-intelligence memo stating the BGF began prepping to shoot “an on duty police officer.” The memo said the threat had been verified.

The far-left BGF, originally known as the Black Family and Black Vanguard, was founded in 1966 in California’s San Quentin State Prison by George Jackson, a member of the Black Panthers. It was an ally of Ayers’ Weather Underground terrorist group.

The group was recently in the news for its connection to a high-profile corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, where the gang is said to dominate. The BGF is known for its ability to recruit prison staff to aid their illegal activities while the gang also takes political stances.

The BGF also supported the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan.

Bernard Kerik: De Blasio, Sharpton ‘Have Blood on Their Hands’

Bernard Kerik: De Blasio, Sharpton ‘Have Blood on Their Hands
By Todd Beamon
Ex-NYPD Commissioner Kerik: De Blasio, Sharpton Have 'Blood on Their Hands’
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Newsmax that Saturday’s execution-style shooting of two uniformed police officers was ultimately encouraged by Mayor Bill De Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton — and “they have blood on their hands.”

“De Blasio, Sharpton and all those who encouraged this anti-cop, racist mentality all have blood on their hands,” he said. “They have blood on their hands.”

The two officers were shot about 3 p.m. while sitting in their marked car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn by a man identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

He wounded his girlfriend in a shooting in Baltimore before driving to New York and ambushing the officers, according to the New York Daily News.

Brinsley, who reportedly belonged to a gang, later killed himself on a crowded Brooklyn subway platform as police closed in on him. He bragged on his Instagram page just hours before that he wanted to kill police officers, the Daily News reports.

Investigators said that Brinsley was avenging the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown by killing the officers.

Kerik told Newsmax that the officers’ deaths resulted from a climate created by De Blasio, Sharpton and other New York City officials.

“This guy’s intent — based on that Instagram post — was retribution for Eric Garner and Michael Brown,” he told Newsmax. “The people who encouraged these protests — you had peaceful protesters who were screaming ‘kill the cops’ — the so-called peaceful protesters.

“Who was encouraging these protesters? De Blasio, Sharpton and other elected officials and community leaders. They encouraged this mentality. They encouraged this behavior.

“They encouraged it — and these two cops are dead because of people like them,” Kerik said. “They don’t owe the cops an apology.

“An apology isn’t good enough. They have blood on their hands.”


BHO: Islamic-terror facilitator

BHO: Islamic-terror facilitator
Exclusive: Erik Rush lists ways Obama actions have paved way for mayhem


Posted By Erik Rush On 12/17/2014 @ 7:40 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments

No sooner had the press coverage of an Islamist militant’s attack on a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia, coalesced on Monday, than it was forcibly knocked off of the radar by reports of the horrendous slaughter of 141 people (including 132 children) by the Taliban at a military-run school in Pakistan on Tuesday.

Leading up to this week, we heard of 19-year-old New Jersey resident Brendan Tevlin, who was shot eight times by avowed Islamist Ali Muhammad Brown in June. Brown is accused of killing at least three other men in the Pacific Northwest. There were the September beheadings of American journalists by the ISIS terror group and calls by ISIS for beheadings of Westerners worldwide.

Then came the beheading of Colleen Hufford by Muslim convert Alton Nolan in Moore, Oklahoma. At the time of his arraignment, the New York Times reported that “federal officials said they had found no links between him and Islamic extremist groups that have beheaded several Western hostages in the Middle East and North Africa in recent weeks.”

As if this mattered in the context of the Islamic threat.

On Oct. 23, a man charged at four New York police officers wielding a metal hatchet, wounding two. Later, he was found to have been heavily influenced by Islamic doctrine. The same week, the nation of Canada was faced with the specter of Islamist violence when a soldier was killed after being run over with a car by a suspected jihadi, and another carried out a murderous rampage just outside the Canadian Parliament.

Police in Sydney hadn’t finished mopping up after the siege earlier this week when a Twitter hashtag campaign emerged. Started by some young Australian fool, it built into thousands of Australians offering to ride on buses and trains with Muslims, or give them lifts to work the following day in order to keep them safe.

Americans’ impression of Australians has always trended toward favorable, perhaps because there’s that shared component of rugged individualism. It has become evident, however, that the Australian press is at least as lousy with vapid, subversive leftists as the American press, and they’ve done a pretty good job at brainwashing a whole lot of Australians with dangerous politically correct twaddle.

On Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald published a positively disgusting piece admonishing Australians to empathize with and forgive Man Haron Monis, the perpetrator of the chocolate-shop siege. Monis, a self-proclaimed “sheik” who arrived in Australia in 1996 as a refugee, had a lengthy criminal record – like many overtly antisocial jihadi types who ought to have been scrutinized by law enforcement but who were not because that would be racist. In 2013, Monis was charged as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife, who was allegedly stabbed and set on fire. He sent hate mail to the families of Australian soldiers who had been killed in action and was charged with the sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman just this year.

Yet, after every heinous act carried out by Muslims, we are assured that such Muslims do not represent Islam, that they are aberrations with respect to Islamic doctrine and that the majority of Muslims are peaceful. President Obama is, of course, one of the most vociferous purveyors of this meme; he has used it time and again.

This is part of the psychopolitics that has been inflicted upon Americans for decades; Muslims, closet Islamists like Obama and dhimmi supporters of Islam have been able to get away with this, despite the fact that the most atrocious crimes against humanity we see carried out by Muslims on a daily basis are codified in the Quran. We’re intolerant, racist, Islamophobic if we fail to accept their contradictory line of reasoning.

To date, Obama has authorized the importation of tens of thousands of “refugees” from Islamic nations into this country. I would reiterate that the Australian chocolate-shop hostage taker, Man Haron Monis, was admitted to Australia under refugee status. In addition to the multitudes that we know of who have arrived from Syria, Somalia, Libya and other nations, charter pilots speaking under condition of anonymity have testified concerning planeloads of individuals from these nations bypassing Customs at major U.S. airports and being quietly bussed off to parts unknown.

Does no one find it odd that the world has had no peace as regards Islamic terrorism since Barack Obama came to town? Shortly after taking office, Obama sent operatives to Egypt (including former weather Underground associate Bill Ayers). Within 18 months, the Arab Spring swept Muslim nations, giving rise to the Muslim Brotherhood ascendency in Egypt and destabilizing other Muslim nations in the region. Then came Obama’s Libyan adventure. That nation is now essentially a vast training camp for al-Qaida and other terrorist groups; through it, weapons have flowed to Nigeria’s Boko Haram. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the virulent and barbaric ISIS group, was released by Obama in 2009.

Now, it has been revealed that just eight days prior to the Pakistan school slaughter, Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader Latif Mehsud from detainment. Mehsud is the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the very same group claiming responsibility for the school massacre in Peshawar.

As much as these savages don’t represent Islam, I suppose we are to believe that none of this has anything to do with Obama or his intent with regard to facilitating Islamic terror either. It’s obviously a fair bet that if you and I are aware of these facts (as well as Obama’s cozy relationships with Islamists and material support of them), that congressional leaders like House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other power players have a good deal more insight in these areas.

At this point, however, I guess we shouldn’t expect any more decisive action on it than they’re going to take on repealing Obamacare or blocking Obama’s executive amnesty plan.

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How Chi-coms censor American movies

How Chi-coms censor American movies
Exclusive: Curtis Ellis explains why Hollywood producers mustn’t cross Beijing

Posted By Curtis Ellis On 12/19/2014 @ 6:44 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments


Censorship by commissars led to self-censorship among writers and artists in the Soviet Union. They steered clear of politically incorrect opinions, or, at best, cloaked their message in metaphors and allusions that obtuse censors would not decipher.

The process is familiar to everyone working in Hollywood.

The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures over its depiction of a (fictional) assassination of North Korean madman Kim Jong-un has exposed more than the unpleasant personalities of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. It has exposed how Tinseltown lets totalitarian regimes write and edit its films, all in the quest for greater profits.

The big winner in Sony’s decision to pull “The Interview” was not North Korea but China, whose People’s Liberation Army has an entire division of hackers targeting Western businesses and governments. Every producer now knows not to cross swords with them.

China is the world’s second-largest market for films, and Beijing exercises strict control over what audiences will see on screen: no religion, no guns in the hands of civilians (armed cops are OK), no civil disobedience, no Chinese villains (unless they’re from Taiwan).

Keep in mind that Chinese Communist Party censors are dictating what American audiences see as well as what Chinese audiences see. Hollywood studios won’t make movies that can’t play in China, so they stay away from topics or themes the Red mandarins deem politically incorrect. And then there’s the uncomfortable fact that the second-largest movie theater chain in America, AMC Theaters, is owned by the Chinese. Even if Hollywood wanted to make a film telling the truth about Beijing, it would have a hard time finding a screen to show it on in the U.S.

We usually associate propaganda with sloganeering and pushing a political message with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. But we need to consider what isn’t said as well as what is.

Stalin erased non-persons from photos of the Politburo atop Lenin’s tomb. In the remake of “Red Dawn,” MGM erased Chinese invaders and replaced them with North Korean invaders. The L.A. Times reports, “In Columbia Pictures’ disaster movie ’2012,’ the White House chief of staff extols the Chinese as visionaries after an ark built by the country’s scientists saves civilization. The scene … garnered ovations in Shanghai” – and in the CCP offices in Beijing. Similarly, in “Battleship,” Washington credits China with saving the world from space invaders.

Working hand in glove with Tinseltown studio heads, Beijing has edited out any negative references to its Communist regime from U.S. films. Imagine the uproar if Washington told American filmmakers criticism of the government is off-limits. But when Chinese Communist Party bosses demand the same, not a peep. American moviegoers are getting a sanitized view of China, and Hollywood is supplying the (brain)wash.

Afraid of losing money in foreign markets, Hollywood moguls have nixed Russian as well as Chinese bad guys. And with the studios building theme parks in the Persian Gulf states, you can be sure they won’t want to endanger their investment by offending Muslims. Soon, the only bad guys and corrupt officials you’ll see in movies will be American.

But don’t expect to see any big studio films extolling the virtues of faith, patriotism, free speech or anything more substantial than comic book superheroes. These American traditions are as expendable as our borders in the minds of the globalists at the highest echelons of our society.

Who will defend the values that have defined American culture when the elites that shape American culture today no longer identify with those values, or even with this nation?

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Peter King: Sydney Attack Part of ‘Changing Face of Terrorism’

Peter King: Sydney Attack Part of ‘Changing Face of Terrorism’
By Wanda Carruthers

The attack in Sydney in which a gunman held numerous hostages in a 16-hour ordeal was an example of the “changing face of terrorism,” Rep. Peter King told Fox News on “America’s Newsroom.”

Man Haron Monis, the Iranian refugee identified in the attack, held an unknown number of people hostage in Lindt Chocolat Cafe in a standoff that began early Monday. The crisis ended after heavily armed police swarmed the cafe early Tuesday morning, local time.

“What we saw today, though, is the changing face of terrorism and the new threat from terrorism, and that it does not necessarily have to come from a card-carrying member or an official member of ISIS or any of the other al-Qaida-type organizations,” the New York Republican said Monday.

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King, who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, said the type of person to commit a terrorism act like the one in Sydney could be a “sympathizer” or a “fanatic” of a terrorist organization, or merely someone “on the edge and have these Islamic leanings.”

“We’ve seen that in Canada. We’ve seen that in New York, where the deranged person with an ax attacked a police officer in Queens. But they were inspired by what they hear from ISIS,” he said.

The technique was new, King said, and it posed a “real challenge to police and law enforcement, because it has to be intense scrutiny, intense surveillance, and looking for any possible indicators of someone who could act like this.”

He said law enforcement could come under attack from groups critical of targeted surveillance.

“We have to be very careful. You have groups like the (American) Civil Liberties Union or The New York Times attacking the police for what they feel is too much activity,” he said.

Nevertheless, King maintained it was critical to have intelligence from communities to “try to stop it before it happens.”

“The fact is the threat is real, and we have to have sources in those communities. We have to monitor the communities,” King said. “If it does happen, then you have to make sure your police are extremely well-trained and can adapt to any possible hostage situation, every possible situation like this.”

Islamic preacher: ISIS beheads ‘to save American lives’

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Islamic preacher: ISIS beheads ‘to save American lives’

‘Supposed to be something which drives the enemy away’

American journalist James Foley before his beheading by ISIS
American journalist James Foley before his beheading by ISIS

The Islamic State’s bloody campaign of public beheadings is actually intended to save American lives, Britain’s most notorious Islamic cleric declared in a radio interview Sunday.

“One of the primary reasons why you see what you are seeing on your own television and Internet is to try to end the war quickly,” stated radical preacher Anjem Choudary when asked to justify the ISIS beheadings.

“This kind of terrorizing and horrifying the enemy is saying to them, ‘Look don’t engage with them. Stay away.’ This is supposed to be something which drives the enemy away and therefore saves many lives.”

Choudary was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s AM 970 The Answer, audio of which was obtained in advance by WND.

Choudary, founder of the banned terrorist supporting group Al Muhajiroun, attempted to use the Quran to justify the ISIS beheadings, which until now include the public executions of two American journalists as well as one American and two British aid workers.

On Friday it was reported ISIS beheaded four Christian children in Iraq for refusing to denounce Jesus and convert to Islam, according to the leader of the Anglican church in Baghdad.

Speaking to Klein, Choudary quoted chapter 8 verse 60 of the Quran, which states:

“And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.”

Choudary continued: “I mean, you may see in Somalia with the film ‘Black Hawk Down’ that the Americans withdrew because they could not tolerate what was taking place to their own soldiers.

“And you now however gruesome it may seem, you know, the propaganda element and the kind of terrorizing effect of this cannot be denied … it is intended to have that effect. To say, ‘Look don’t come to the area.’”

Choudary praised France, Italy and Turkey for engaging in hostage exchanges.

“And yet,” he added, “the Americans and British refused and obviously you can see the consequences of that.”

U.N. sending thousands of Muslims to America

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U.N. sending thousands of Muslims to America

Resettlement will cost billions of dollars

Syrian refugees displaced by civil war.

The federal government is preparing for another “surge” in refugees and this time they won’t be coming illegally from Central America.

The U.S. State Department announced this week that the first major contingent of Syrian refugees, 9,000 of them, have been hand-selected by the United Nations for resettlement into communities across the United States.

The announcement came Tuesday on the State Department’s website.

WND reported in September that Syrians would make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees coming to the U.S., as resettlement agencies were lobbying for the U.S. to accept at least 75,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years.

Until now, the U.S. had accepted only 300 of the more than 3.2 million refugees created by the Syrian civil war in which ISIS, El Nusra and other Sunni Muslim jihadist rebels are locked in a protracted battle with the Shiite regime of Bashar al-Assad.

But the U.S. government has been the most active of all nations in accepting Islamic refugees from other war-torn countries, such as Iraq, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Now, the Syrians will be added to the mix. They are cleared for refugee status by the U.N. high commissioner on refugees (UNHCR), who assigns them to various countries. Once granted refugee status by the U.N. they are screened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for any ties to terrorist organizations.

The State Department announcement makes it clear that the 9,000 refugees represent just the beginning of an extended program to accept more Syrians.

“The United States accepts the majority of all UNHCR referrals from around the world. Last year, we reached our goal of resettling nearly 70,000 refugees from nearly 70 countries. And we plan to lead in resettling Syrians as well,” the statement reads. “We are reviewing some 9,000 recent UNHCR referrals from Syria. We are receiving roughly a thousand new ones each month, and we expect admissions from Syria to surge in 2015 and beyond.”

The United States, with its commitment to accepting 70,000 displaced people a year, absorbs more refugees than all other countries combined. This number is understated, however, as once refugees get to the United States they are placed on a fast track to citizenship and are able to get their extended families to join them in the states under the government’s Refuge Family Reunification program.

The refugees have been placed in more than 100 communities across 49 states. Only Wyoming does not have a refugee resettlement program.

Despite the large numbers, the U.S. has come under criticism from aid groups for its pace in taking in refugees from the Syrian war, which is by far the largest refugee crisis of recent years, reported Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch.

U.S. officials say the resettlement program has moved slowly because the United Nations refugee agency, which they look to for referrals, didn’t begin making recommendations until late last year. And the United States takes 18 to 24 months on average to carefully vet each applicant to make sure he or she poses no security risk.

Muslim countries in the Middle East have so far not stepped up to permanently take in their Islamic brothers and sisters although the temporary refugee camps to which the Syrians have fled are in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.

Syrian refugee camps like this one have popped up in Jordan and Lebanon.

The State Department announcement was careful to explain that the U.S. will take in only those Syrians who are “persecuted by their government.” Christians in Syria are being killed by ISIS and other Muslim rebels, not by “their government,” but the Sunni Muslims are being killed by the Shiite-led government.

It also would not take 18 to 24 months to “vet” Christian refugees for security purposes.

“There is no doubt the majority of Syrians to be admitted to the U.S. will be Muslims because it would be unlikely there would be a ‘security risk’ with the Christians,” according to Corcoran.

She said screening has become more rigorous since 2009, when authorities were alarmed to discover that two members of al-Qaeda had entered the country posing as Iraqi refugees. That concern has been sharpened by worries that fighters from the Islamic State militant group may try to enter the United States.

The United States has imported more than 2 million Muslim refugees since 1992, WND previously reported. The authority for the resettlement program is the Refugee Act of 1980, signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.

On Tuesday, Anne C. Richard, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, said at a U.N. meeting in Geneva that the Obama administration was going to step up its efforts because the refugee outflow had swelled “to a mass exodus.”

At the Geneva meeting, 28 countries agreed to take in 66,000 refugees. But that was far short of the 300,000 Syrians that officials at the U.N. refugee agency believe need to be permanently resettled.

Corcoran alerted readers of her blog who live in cities already stocked with large numbers of refugees that they should contact their members of Congress if they have concerns about getting new shipments of displaced persons. The added burden that refugees put on social services has prompted several mayors in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to request that the federal government shut off the refugee spigot, as reported recently by WND. The mayor of Athens, Georgia, Nancy Denson, has requested that her city not be added to the list of cities accepting refugees until a full accounting of the costs can be tabulated.

Richard, in her announcement, said resettlement agencies and “charities” are already mobilizing to help the soon arrival of new Syrian refugees.

“Like most other refugees resettled in the United States, they will get help from the International Organization for Migration with medical exams and transportation to the United States. Once they arrive, networks of resettlement agencies, charities, churches, civic organizations and local volunteers will welcome them. These groups work in 180 communities across the country and make sure refugees have homes, furniture, clothes, English classes, job training, health care and help enrolling their children in school. They are now preparing key contacts in American communities to welcome Syrians.”

What Richard fails to mention is that most of the resettlement work done by the above network of agencies is taxpayer funded through various grants distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Refugee Resettlement Program.

The nine contractors that lobbied for more Syrian refugees are:
Church World Service (CWS)
• Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
• Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
• Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
• International Rescue Committee (IRC)
• U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
• Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
• U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
• World Relief Corp. (WR)

The cost of resettling 70,000 refugees comes to just over $1 billion per year to the U.S. government, according to a State Department report for fiscal 2015. This includes running the program and issuing federal grants to the nine resettlement agencies. The $1 billion figure does not include the cost of the unaccompanied alien children program, supplying food stamps, subsidized housing, interpreters, Medicaid, WIC, temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) and educating the children, much of which falls to states and localities.

Corcoran estimates that, taken in total, the cost of the U.S. refugee resettlement program could run as high as $10 billion per year.

“Those numbers are just not obtainable,” she said.

That also does not include the potential cost of security risks. WND reported in September that 22 Somali-Americans brought in through the refugee program have been documented by the FBI to have left the country to fight for Al-Shabab, a terrorist organization in Somalia, while several others have gone to fight for the Islamic State, also called ISIS, in Syria. Dozens of others have been prosecuted for sending money or other material support to terrorist organizations.

Several of the resettlement agencies, such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have posted statements on their websites welcoming President Obama’s recent executive action granting amnesty to up to 5 million illegal aliens. The religious “charities” conduct their refugee resettlement work with government grants accounting for 90 to 98 percent of their budgets, as previously reported by WND.