1 common link among world’s most brutal terrorists

1 common link among world’s most brutal terrorists

Posted By Greg Corombos On 08/31/2014 @ 5:55 pm In Faith,Front Page,Politics,World | No Comments
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 Radical Islam expert Brigitte Gabriel says ISIS is capable of anything from shopping-mall shooting sprees to nuclear attacks in the U.S. and believes the best way to ward off calamity is for Americans to wake up their elected officials and demand they “throw political correctness in the garbage can” and confront the radical threat as it truly exists.

She also revealed the one common link motivating the worst terrorists in the world today: the words of the Quran.

Gabriel was a victim of terrorism in her native Lebanon. She is founder and president of ActForAmerica.org and is author of numerous books, including “They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.” She said the danger to the U.S. posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is significant but the threat is nothing new.

“We know that radical Islamists have been trying to attack the United States,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what organization they identify with, whether it’s al-Qaida or ISIS or whatever name du jour that’s exciting and dominating the news. Since President Obama became president, we have arrested on American soil 226 home-grown terrorists. And that was before ISIS.”

She does acknowledge a significant difference with ISIS: the deep pockets of the terrorist army. Gabriel said those kind of resources can finance a whole lot of trouble for the U.S. and other Western nations.

“ISIS has their hands on biological weapons. They have captured the oil fields. They have their hands on nuclear material. And they certainly have the money to be able to buy the technology to put missiles together with nukes on top of them or be able to smuggle something into our country. We cannot afford to let our president, even though he is blind to the issue, to let the issue go ignored,” said Gabriel, who added that ISIS can strike a devastating psychological blow to Americans with far less complicated plots.

“It doesn’t take a mega-attack. All they need is a few crazies to strap bombs to their bodies and walk into malls in different states across the United States. That would literally strike terror in the hearts of Americans,” she said.

Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Brigitte Gabriel:


The Obama administration and many other public officials and organizations are taking great pains to insist ISIS does not speak for Islam or any other religion. Gabriel Islam and radicalism are seamlessly intertwined throughout the past 1,400 years.

“They are basing their actions on the words of the Quran,” she explained. “What IS is doing right now is no different than what Prophet Muhammad himself did.”

Gabriel added, “They are using scriptures from the Quran. For example, Quran 8:12 talks about striking fear into the hearts of disbelievers. Therefore, they cut off their fingers and toes because they disobeyed Allah. So what ISIS is doing is no different than what any other group or devout followers of the Quran will do.”

She said the U.S. has seen the rise of numerous radical Muslim groups just since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Gabriel pointed to mass executions and stonings in Afghan soccer arenas by the Taliban, the al-Qaida beheading of Daniel Pearl, the terrorist beheadings of Nick Berg and 35 other people in just one year in Iraq and the horrific murders, rapes, abductions and church burnings carried out by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

“When you look at these different groups across the world, whether they are Al Shabab in Somalia, or Boko Haram in Nigeria, or Lashkar-e-Taiba in India, or Hamas in Gaza, or Hezbollah in Lebanon or al-Qaida, the name doesn’t matter,” she said. “They all are operating out of the same manual, sharing the same ideology and the same goal.”

Speaking of Hamas, Gabriel said the recently announced cease-fire in Gaza is nothing but a chance for the terrorists to regroup and eventually pose a greater threat than before.

“Israel has got to decapitate Hamas and destroy its infrastructure,” she said. “Otherwise, Hamas is going to come back stronger than ever. It may take them a year, two years, three years. They’re going to come back, and we’re going to see the same thing.”

“They Must Be Stopped” is New York Times bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel’s warning to the world: We can no longer ignore the growth of radical Islam – we must act soon, and powerfully.

Act for America is hosting its annual security conference in Washington, a three-day event beginning on Sept. 11. Gabriel said elected officials need to understand the gravity of the terrorist threat facing our country and the urgency with which it must be confronted. However, she said it’s up to the American people to make sure Washington takes notice and takes decisive action.

“The American public must come together and put pressure on our elected officials to throw political correctness in the garbage where it belongs and start speaking the truth about the threats we are facing,” Gabriel said. “(We need to) remind our elected officials as to the importance of securing the United States, securing American lives, protecting American cities and doing what is right to fight evil.”

Part of that, she said, is working to thwart the rise of home-grown terrorists. She said rudderless young people are especially attracted to the cause.

“What we’re suffering in the West today is the lack of structure in the family, the lack of guidance. Many families are broken. Young people feel disenfranchised,” Gabriel said. “What Islam offers is a way to tell you how to live your life, down to the simple things and to how many times you can wash your hands and how many times to pray and everything to that detail. That’s what they’re attracted to.

“A lot of people are also resentful of America. A lot of the youth are very easily drawn to very attractive recruitment videos on the Internet,” said Gabriel, noting that ISIS is even recruiting people most would consider the least likely to join its cause.

She said, “Right now ISIS is focused on recruiting women on the Internet, offering them safety and security and stability and a home life if they would come and marry a jihadist and take care of a jihadist’s needs.”

 

 


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U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS

U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS
By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ERIC SCHMITTAUG

WASHINGTON — American intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified nearly a dozen Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

As ISIS has seized large expanses of territory in recent months, it has drawn more foreign men to Syria, requiring more American and European law enforcement resources in the attempt to stop the flow of fighters, senior American officials said. And as a result of the increasing numbers of men, ISIS is now recruiting foreign women as jihadist wives.

ISIS has become more attractive to would-be militants because, unlike Al Qaeda, it has seized territory that it rules by strict Islamic law. “ISIS is able to hold itself up as the true jihad,” said a senior American official. “They’re saying: ‘Look at what we are doing, what we’re accomplishing. We’re the new face. We’re not just talking about it. We’re doing it.’ ”



ISIS’ attraction to some is based on its reputation for brutality. On Thursday, that reputation grew worse when it was revealed that it had waterboarded four hostages early in their captivity — including the American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded this month.

Over all, American intelligence officials said the number of Americans who have joined rebel groups in Syria — not just ISIS — had nearly doubled since January. The officials now believe that more than 100 Americans have fought alongside groups there since the civil war began three years ago.

The agencies have been able to specifically identify Americans fighting for ISIS based on intelligence gathered from travel records, family members, intercepted electronic communications, social media postings and surveillance of Americans overseas who had expressed interest in going to Syria, the officials said.

Many more Europeans have joined the fight against President Bashar al-Assad — more than 1,000, according to many estimates. The British government has identified about 500 of its citizens who have gone to Syria, according to a senior British official. About half have returned to Britain, and a small number have died on the battlefield, the official said.

Senior American officials acknowledge that as the conflict in Syria and Iraq drags on, it is becoming harder to track Americans who have traveled there. In many instances, the American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are learning that Americans are there only long after they have arrived.

In the latest example of how difficult it is for the United States to track its citizens, the F.B.I. on Thursday was trying to verify reports that two more Americans had been killed fighting for ISIS in Syria.

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, at least four Americans have died fighting for rebel groups, including Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, a Minnesota man who was fighting for ISIS when he was killed last weekend by a rival group backed by the United States.

Another challenge that the intelligence and law enforcement authorities say they face is a difference from previous conflicts: The Americans who have traveled to Syria to fight have little in common. The conflict has attracted both men and women, including some who were raised as Muslims and others who converted from Christianity, and they have come from different parts of the United States.

One trend the authorities have detected in recent months is that the American recruits are younger. They are now mostly in their late teens or early 20s, the officials said.

The territorial gains by ISIS, and its attempt to govern towns and cities in eastern Syria and western Iraq, have forced it to recruit foreigners not just for the battlefield. The group has tried to lure doctors, oil field workers and engineers to live in, and help run, the caliphate it claims to have established, according to the officials.

The F.B.I.’s psychological analysts at Quantico, Va., armed with court-approved powers, are increasingly monitoring the activities of Americans who have expressed extremist views in jihadist chat rooms and on websites. It is an effort to chart their radicalization, law enforcement officials said.

But ISIS and other violent Islamist groups operating in Syria have not been deterred by the American efforts. In Minneapolis, for example, Abdirizak Bihi, director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center, said that young Somali women were being recruited by violent Islamist groups to support Syrian militants.

Mr. Bihi said that despite efforts to combat the recruiting, multiple Somali families in the city had “lost their girls to Syria.”

“We are frustrated because nobody’s helping us,” he said. “We’re losing everything we have.”

In Europe, where larger numbers are leaving for Syria, officials share the same concern and are working closely with the American authorities to coordinate measures to stem the flow and track those who return.

But the ISIS-led fighters who swept into Mosul, Iraq, in June and advanced south to within 60 miles of Baghdad, the capital, have built considerable momentum in recruitment.

“There’s certainly been a P.R. boon for them,” said Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

New attention was focused on ISIS on Thursday when The Washington Post reported that the group had waterboarded at least four of its Western hostages. The hostages were tortured in other ways as well, American officials said, but the waterboarding disclosure was considered significant because the practice was used during the George W. Bush administration on detainees held in the fight against terrorism.

Some senior American officials warned that Americans might face the same treatment if they were captured abroad.

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Christina Capecchi contributed reporting from Minneapolis, and Kitty Bennett contributed research.

Marine Vet’s Warning to ISIS: ‘Attack Us and There Will Be No Mercy’

Marine Vet’s Warning to ISIS: ‘Attack Us and There Will Be No Mercy’



Following the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, one Marine is issuing his own warning to the terror group.

Iraq war veteran Nick Powers wrote on Facebook, “Remember we are armed in the U.S. and I can promise you this … You attack us and there will be no mercy.”

ISIS claims that the killing was in retaliation against U.S. airstrikes against the militants in Iraq. At a press conference on Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called ISIS “beyond anything we’ve seen.” He said the U.S. is “looking at all options.”

Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, added that the group can be contained but cannot be defeated without attacking it in Syria.

This morning on Fox and Friends, Powers said there is no way to defeat ISIS without boots on the ground.

“You can bomb whatever you want, but without boots on the ground, you’re never going to fully accomplish any kind of mission militarily.”

Is this the face of the next Muslim terrorist?

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Is this the face of the next Muslim terrorist?
Navy captain: ‘Hopefully we see that person before they complete their mission’

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The Western world is outraged after terrorists beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley and are now threatening the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq – but a high-profile military analyst warns things could get worse because Americans have gotten far too comfortable and may soon begin seeing the rise of the “blonde-haired, blue-eyed Muslim terrorist.”

“We’re too comfortable in this country,” said retired Navy Capt. Chuck Nash, who served more than 25 years as a naval aviator, including in temporary liaison billets ashore in Turkey and northern Iraq. “We’ve got large two oceans that have protected us. We’ve got a sieve on our southern border. There is a lot going on in the world, and we were just faced with the brutality of it. We have to realize there are just some bad people on this earth.”

He noted that a lack of U.S. border security and reports that at least 1,000 Westerners have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, put U.S. security at great risk.

“I think we’re in big trouble,” Nash said. “Now you’re going to have people coming back who have experience who are not afraid to fight, are not afraid to die. They think they’re the true believers. Those people are traveling on American, British and other European passports, where they can very easily slip in under the radar.”

He added, “We’re going to see the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Muslim terrorist. We’re going to see that person. Hopefully we see that person before they complete their mission.”

Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Chuck Nash:



Nash also argued that Obama is wrong to distance the terrorists responsible for the beheading of Foley from the Islamic faith they claim is driving their rampage across Iraq and Syria. He said the lack of a cohesive strategy against ISIS will hinder progress against the enemy.

On Tuesday, ISIS released a video showing a masked terrorist with a British accent beheading Foley. Another American reporter, Steven Joel Sotloff, was also shown on the video. ISIS vowed to kill him next unless the U.S. changes course. In a statement condemning the horrific murder, President Obama claimed the ideology of ISIS is separate from any religion.

“ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day,” Obama said.

Obama’s full statement is available here.

Nash said while the vast majority of ISIS victims are Muslims, the president is blurring some very important lines.

“They are radical Islamists, and you cannot separate Islam from what’s being done here,” he said. “There are no Christians, Buddhists, Shintos anywhere in the ISIS organization. Let’s call it for what it is. These are radical Islamists. They have formed together to go step up from terrorism to a full-blown army to achieve what they have wanted to do since Osama bin Laden started this third jihad, and that was [t0] establish a caliphate.”

Nash doesn’t believe the beheading of an American will result in much change in the U.S. policy toward ISIS. He said the existing approach needs a massive overhaul, beginning with a comprehensive strategy.

“The strategy has three major components,” he said. “You have a diplomatic, you have a military and you have an economic (strategy). Horizontally through all that you have an intelligence component, which informs the decision-makers in the three main pillars.”

Right now, Nash said, the U.S. is simply “plinking” individual targets and is not working on a long-term plan. In addition to choking off as much money as possible, he said there should be diplomatic pressure to get Turkey into the fight in northern Iraq to assist the Kurds in the east. He said those forces plus a regrouped Iraqi army in the south should have a great impact without involving U.S. ground forces.

“We could totally envelop them and put pressure on all three fronts,” he said. “They would splinter, and at that point you roll them up. Without that full picture, we’re just flying sorties and dropping bombs. Motion should not be confused with progress.”

Ex-CIA Officer: ‘There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In This Country’

Ex-CIA Officer: ‘There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In This Country’
By Cathy Burke
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A former CIA officer said Thursday he has no doubt Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells are already planted on U.S. soil.

An unnamed U.S. intelligence official told CNN there’s already an indication of ISIS sleeper cells in Europe that could target U.S. embassies and other American interests.



But former CIA officer Bob Baer told the network ISIS is already on this side of the Atlantic.

“I have been told with no uncertainty there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country,” he said.

Though CNN said two U.S. officials had refuted the claim, they’re worried ISIS militants with passports might travel to the United States to launch attacks on American soil, CNN reported.

One ISIS fighter already has hinted as much.

In several telephone conversations with a Reuters reporter over the past few months, Islamic State fighters suggest their leader, Iraqi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is planning something for the West – and that attacks could take place through sleeper cells in both Europe and the United States.

“The West are idiots and fools,” one fighter taunted, according to Reuters. “They think we are waiting for them to give us visas to go and attack them or that we will attack with our beards or even Islamic outfits.

“They think they can distinguish us these days – they are fools and more than that they don’t know we can play their game in intelligence. They infiltrated us with those who pretend to be Muslims and we have also penetrated them with those who look like them.”

About 100 Americans are being tracked by the FBI because of their travels to Syria, some to join ISIS, analysts say. And ISIS is actively recruiting Westerners and European Muslims who could easily enter the US.

“Clearly ISIS, if you’re interested in that ideology, that’s the most exciting thing to go and join right now,” CNN analyst Peter Bergen told CNN.

But Haras Rafiq of the Quilliam Foundation told CNN al-Baghdadi is “a narcissistic psychopath” on a barbaric mission.

“He wants to be bigger than Osama bin Laden, and one of the ways he will measure that is how effective and how big the terrorist activities he can carry out in the West are compared to what bin Laden was able to do,” he said.
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JIHAD IN NORWAY: MUSLIMS DEMAND BREAKAWAY ISLAMIC NATION IN NORWAY

JIHAD IN NORWAY: MUSLIMS DEMAND BREAKAWAY ISLAMIC NATION IN NORWAY OR WILL STAGE ANOTHER 9/11 IN NORWAY

Pamela Geller In what is probably the most viciously antisemitic country in that region (and it’s a stiff competition), Norway is getting a taste of what it imported and supported. “Muslims demand breakaway Islamic nation in Norway or another 9/11 threatened,” by Eliyokim Cohen “We do not wish to live together with dirty beasts like you…” The Norwegian news portal VG Nett is reporting that aMuslim terrorist group, Ansar al-Sunna’, is threatening that if a section of the nation’s capitol isn’t transformed into a sharia-complaint Muslim nation, an attack rivaling 9/11 will be launched upon the Scandinavian nation. VG Nett has stated that the Norwegian Police Security Service (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste – PST) is already familiar with many members of this particular terror group. As translated by Michael Laudahn, “If norwegian soldiers can take planes to Afghanistan, then Osama and Mohammed can also take planes to Norway, inshaAllah. Now, the government must wake up and assume responsibility, before this war spreads to Norway. Before the counterpart reacts. Before moslems take the step necessary. Do not confuse the moslems’ silence with weakness. Do not profit from the moslems’ patience. Do not force us to do something that can be avoided. This is not a threat, only the words of truth. The words of justice. A warning that the consequences can be fatal. A warning about a 9/11 on norwegian ground, or larger attacks than the one carried out on 22 july. This is for your own good and in your own best interest.’ We do not want to be a part of norwegian society. And we do not consider it necessary either to move away from Norway, because we were born and grew up here. And Allah’s earth belongs to everybody. But let Grønland become ours. Bar this city quarter and let us control it the way we wish to do it. This is the best for both parts. We do not wish to live together with dirty beasts like you.”
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SOURCE: http://pamelageller.com/2014/08/muslims-demand-breakaway-islamic-nation-norway-another-911-threatened.html

DOJ forces Dearborn Heights school district to teach in & translate all documents to Arabic

Gene Simmons, himself an immigrant, has a message for this ludicrous submission:


DOJ forces Dearborn Heights school district to teach in & translate all documents to Arabic

via Mich. district to boost programs for immigrant students. (Notice the innocuous, seemingly deceptive, story title given by stealth Muslim Niraj Warikoo)

A Detroit-area school district with a growing Arab-American population has agreed to improve its programs for students with limited English skills and to potentially hire more educators of Arab descent.

In a 31-page agreement with the Department of Justice, the Crestwood School District in Dearborn Heights says it “shall take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal and meaningful participation by” students with limited English skills.

The settlement also requires the district to provide school documents in both English and foreign languages such as Arabic and to promote a more diverse staff. The agreement was released in both Arabic and English.

A great victory for the civilizational jihadists.

“This is a great victory for the Arab-American community and its children to become contributing citizens in our country,” said Shereef Akeel, a Troy attorney who filed a federal complaint in 2011 on behalf of Hiam Brinjikji, a counselor in the school district who complained about the district’s neglect of Arab immigrant students.

District officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Brinjikji, who is of Arab descent, said in the federal complaint that she complained about the lack of attention to Arab-American students who didn’t know English well. She also said the district wasn’t hiring enough Arab-Americans and said she was retaliated against for complaining.

Dept. of Jihad gets involved because one biased person complained?

Last year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that the Crestwood district had violated federal civil rights laws.

But in Wednesday’s agreement, “the district admits no liability to violations of” a 1974 federal law banning discrimination in education.

The agreement gives detailed, specific instructions to Crestwood on how to improve its programs for those with limited English skills. The district has to ask all parents to fill out a home language survey to identify potential students who don’t know English well.

“The District shall provide ESL (English as a Second Language) instruction to all students who do not receive proficient (test) scores for each of the four language domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing,” the agreement said.

All teachers must be rated on how effectively they administer one of the programs. And the district has to report on their progress at various points over the next four years.

The agreement also says the district must hire sufficient interpreters and translators so that all letters, notices, and other documents are available in languages needed. The agreement doesn’t specify Arabic, but given that the agreement centered around complaints from Arab-Americans, it will probably include that.

Other requirements of the agreement include increased community outreach, more diversity in hiring, and developing anti-retaliation programs.

In other words, recruiting and hiring Muslims…who will discriminate against non-Muslims.

Michigan taxpayers now fund Arabic…which is always complemented with Islamic propaganda.

The Best Take Down of the Media Bias Yet!

The Best Take Down of the Media Bias Yet!



“Open your eyes my friends” says Lisa Daftari on Fox News. The world ignores true massacres in Moslem states such as Syria and Nigeria and chooses to focus on Israel defending itself.
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Why do this nations choose to be blind? Do they realize that Israel is the only country doing it’s best not to hurt enemy civilians as they’re placed in precarious postions to defend the terrorist organizaition, Hamas.
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Too many young Israeli soldiers have been killed simply because they have not been allowed to fight strategically and wisely for fear of killing civilians in hostile Gaza. Mothers of these young Isreli soldiers have started a grassroots movement to tell the Israeli government, “The lives of our sons need to be defended before we worry about enemy civiians. Please allow them to fight as they should. The Hamas put us all in this horrible predicament. We want our sons to come home alive, not killed by a Hamas war strategy. ” What country would not provide that for it’s boys putting their lives on the line for their People?

Bernard Kerik: ISIS May Already Be in US

Bernard Kerik: ISIS May Already Be in US
By Sean Piccoli

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that the violent Islamist radicals of ISIS will dispatch terrorists to the United States, if they haven’t already, and that to think otherwise is “naïve.”

Calling the would-be founders of the Islamic State “a radical, extremist army,” security consultant Kerik told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner that the forces terrorizing Iraq and Syria are just the latest in a long line of anti-Western jihadists seeking violent confrontation with the United States.

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“We’ve had them here before,” he said, “whether it was 9/11, whether it was the bombing in ’93 — the World Trade Center — whether it was the 13 different attempted attacks in New York or somewhere else in the country. They’ve been here. They’re going to continue to be here.”

He also noted that some U.S. citizens have gone abroad to join ISIS, and that U.S. intelligence estimates of more than 100 U.S.-born ISIS fighters might be on the low side, given that people from around the world are flocking to the organization.

While many ISIS members are poor, unemployed and uneducated, Kerik said that terror groups and others also attract “extremely highly educated men,” including doctors and engineers.

“So, people have to realize it’s not just the poor,” he said. “It’s at all levels of the economic spectrum.”

Kerik said that the great majority of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims are peaceful and law-abiding, but that a fraction of Muslims embrace what he called “this sick and demented interpretation of Islam” and leave the West facing a large global adversary.

“Out of that 1.2 billion number there is a group, and even if it’s 1 percent, think of the numbers that have this radical, extremist view that wants the demise of Christians, of Jews and basically anyone that is not of the Muslim faith,” said Kerik.

“That’s an enormous, enormous number,” he said. “I don’t care if you call them al-Qaida, I don’t care if you call them ISIS, I don’t care what you call them . . . There’s an enormous gathering out there, an army of these men and women that want to see the demise of anything that is not the Muslim religion.

“That battle is here to stay,” said Kerik. “So, in essence, we’re going to kill them or they’re going to kill us. It’s one or the other.”

Kerik also discussed a pair of recent incidents, in New York and Missouri, in which unarmed citizens died during confrontations with local police officers.

He voiced confidence in the federal and local investigations now taking place into the deaths of Eric Garner, who died in a choke hold applied by a New York City policeman, and Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

He said Garner’s death could have been avoided if he had complied with the arresting officers, and he defended the decision by Missouri authorities to withhold the name of the officer who shot Brown.

He explained that police officers attempting to arrest somebody always live with the possibility that if a confrontation results, they could be disarmed and shot with their own weapon, and that influences how they handle any escalation.

“I’ve had friends that have died as a result of making an arrest and being shot and killed with the wrong gun,” said Kerik.

“Every officer that carries a badge and wears a gun has to deal with that, and that’s something that they’ll have to look at when they’re investigating these issues,” he said.

Kerik said authorities normally release the name of an officer in a police-involved shooting. But in the Brown incident, which has triggered rioting and looting, Kerik said withholding the officer’s identity might be a response to “death threats, or some kind of threats against the officer and/or his family.”

“If that’s the case, it would be irresponsible, really, to release the name,” he said.

Mom Viciously Attacked Online for Photo With Flag, Gun & Bible

Mom Viciously Attacked Online for Photo With Flag, Gun & Bible

 
A West Virginia military wife and mom of three is speaking out after finding herself on the receiving end of some ugly attacks on social media for her conservative beliefs.

Holly Fisher drew scorn from left-wing opponents on Twitter when she posted a photo of herself wearing a pro-life shirt in front of a Hobby Lobby store and another on July 4th in which she was holding a gun and Bible in front of the American flag.

The latter photo was turned into a meme in which Fisher was likened to an Islamic terrorist.

Fisher discussed the disturbing attacks, including one appalling message that targeted her baby. After she complained that due to ObamaCare, she had lost her baby’s cardiologist, someone on Twitter responded, “Good, I’m glad she did. One less conservative underling to worry about. Have a nice life.”

“It’s sad that someone who disagrees with you would wish death upon a baby. I can take the criticism upon myself, I know that’s gonna happen. But for anyone to go so low as to wish death upon a baby, especially people who claim I’m intolerant and I’m hateful because I disagree with them? It’s just shocking,” said Fisher, who added she wants to encourage other conservatives to stand up for their beliefs.

Another tweet to Fisher asked her to “fly on down to Florida so we could stone you to death.” Fisher said she doesn’t understand why the Fourth of July photo generated so much backlash.

“It’s America’s founding principles. That’s all that’s in the picture,” said Fisher, adding she has noticed a “growing intolerance” from the left toward conservatives in recent years.