McCain: Obama repeating Vietnam mistakes ‘Why he hasn’t learned from Iraq … confounds me.’



McCain: Obama repeating Vietnam mistakes

‘Why he hasn’t learned from Iraq … confounds me.’


Navy Lt. Cdr. John McCain

Navy Lt. Cdr. John McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As WND spoke with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., about his new book, it became clear that American military history – from astonishing battlefield valor by soldiers to stunning incompetence and betrayal by government leaders – is repeating itself.

“13 Soldiers, A Personal History of Americans at War,” co-authored by the former presidential candidate and celebrated POW, and his aide of 18 years, Mark Salter, proved to be riveting, extremely well-written and instructive for anyone from history buff to commander in chief.

The book profiles 13 individuals who served in American’s major conflicts and provides numerous lessons for posterity that are relevant today, especially in the Mideast, as U.S.military strategists have often vowed “no more Vietnams,” yet seem to repeat history.

Not merely a collection of biographies, “13 Soldiers” uses a technique that is both instructive and engrossing by placing the stories of the warriors within the context of their battles and wars, bringing history lessons to life with page-turning tales of heroism, hardship and self-sacrifice.

McCain told WND he and Salter tried to depict what war was all about but also what heroes were all about, because sometimes war histories don’t appreciate the human aspect.

“We tried to give a cross-section of people ranging from outright genuine heroes (such as the late Petty Officer) Mike “Mickey” Monsoor, the Navy SEAL (awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars for repeatedly saving the lives of comrades in ‘the most dangerous city on Earth, Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province’ in 2006, including falling on a grenade) a man of incredible heroism and sacrifice, to people like (Civil War and Mexican-American War veteran) Samuel Chamberlain, who was a bit of a rogue who enjoyed writing about his romantic conquests,” the senator told WND.

He also enjoyed telling the tales of “someone like Charles Black, an African-American in the days of slavery on ships at sea where every individual was vital to the survival of the ship,” who still suffered discrimination during his service in the War of 1812, although it was lessened by the sailors’ mutual dependence.

The authors also profiled one of McCain’s favorites, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who fought in the Civil War, a war which, McCain noted, was America’s bloodiest.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“We watched him change as he went through the war. Finally, at the end, you see he was forever shaped by his experience by war. We point out how he would use an ammunition box as a lunch box as he went to court,” the senator told WND.

Sometimes the warriors’ heroic sacrifices were imposed by the American government, as was the case of the obscure and unsung hero of the Revolutionary War, the poorly clothed, ill-equipped, always-starving, rarely shoed and even more rarely paid Joseph Plumb Martin, who became a soldier at age 15.

The authors recount how Martin escaped the worst of the brutal winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, after a fortuitous assignment to a foraging party, only to endure the full force of the even harsher winter the following year at Morristown, New Jersey, where he was reduced to eating tree bark.

In his autobiography, Martin recalled envying a squirrel he watched die of starvation.

“He got rid of his misery soon. He did not live to starve piecemeal six or seven years,” the soldier wrote.

Despite Martin’s bitter complaint of “starving for an ungrateful people,” and his resentment toward a Congress described by McCain and Salter as “insensible to the situation,” the authors depict the soldiers having a “patriotism supported by the rarest of resolves: they would not betray their country’s cause even when they believed their country had betrayed them.”

martinjosephplu2WND asked McCain if he saw a parallel to morale in America’s armed forces today, with recent downsizing and defunding.

In hushed tones, the senator replied: “That’s a valid point because it’s clear these people (revolutionary soldiers) were literally starved, thousands of them starved to death. Today, we have the ability to feed, to arm, to equip, train a professional military that’s probably the most capable on earth. Yet, we see, in my view, almost a betrayal of them, because the sequester is now harming not only their ability, but their morale.”

Drawing upon the lessons of history, he added: “You know, right now, captains and majors in the U.S. army serving in Afghanistan are receiving (pink slips) and being involuntarily separated from the U.S. Army. It’s a very, very bad thing. We saw this happen in the Vietnam war. It took a real reinvigoration by Ronald Reagan to restore our capabilities. And I am afraid we are seeing that, to some degree, again.”

McCain described how the current situation in Iraq was also hurting morale.

“Just a few days ago, I was campaigning in Louisiana with a candidate there and a young man came up to me and said, ‘Senator McCain, I was a Marine in the second battle of Fallujah.’ That was during the surge under Gen. Petraeus; it was the bloodiest fight of the whole Iraq conflict. We lost 86 Marines and soldiers, and 400 were wounded. He said to me, ‘Four of the guys in my platoon were killed. Tell me, Senator McCain, the black flag of ISIS is flying over Fallujah. What do I tell my friends’ mothers?’ That’s pretty tough to respond to.”

WND observed the conversation must have hit McCain personally in a number of ways, especially as was he was such a strong proponent of the surge that eventually sealed the victory in Iraq, asking if he thought the U.S. was seeing that country and Afghanistan go the way of Vietnam.

“I am afraid, in some respects, we are,” he said. “And I am concerned that if we pull everybody out of Afghanistan without leaving a stabilizing force, we’ll see the same movie we’re now seeing in Iraq. Why the president hasn’t learned from the experience of the complete withdrawal from Iraq and how it applies to Afghanistan confounds me.”

McCain also suggested President Obama was repeating mistakes made in Vietnam during the current air campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria by employing constraining rules of engagement.

ISIS massacre in Iraq

ISIS massacre in Iraq

In his book, the former pilot recounted how the rules of engagement in Vietnam “seemed perversely designed to lower the risk of enemy casualties by increasing the risk to American pilots.”

“With so many more valuable targets off limits, pilots were asked to hit the same things over and over again,” he would wrote.

The former Navy pilot described being given a target in June of 1967 that “had already been hit 27 times.”

“Hardly any structures were still standing; it was basically a rubble heap.”

McCain drew a comparison to the current airstrikes.

“A lot of those buildings you saw on television blowing up, they were empty buildings. Why not? (laughs) If you were ISIS would you stay there? Or melt into the populated areas where you know the enemy is not going to strike you.”

McCain ridiculed “the so-called air war against ISIS.”

“We warned ISIS a week ahead of time that we’re going to strike. I’m told, I’ll find out when I get back to Washington, that the process of approval of a target strike is very similar to that of the Vietnam war, where the targets were decided in the White House in the situation room. I think in some ways we are seeing a replay of that war.”

Did he think the airstrikes were just for show?

“Not so much just for show. Kind of a misguided and, really, abysmally ignorant perspective on the fundamentals of warfare. You go in and you hit the enemy hard, fast and strong and then you do what’s necessary to prevail.”

How did the former POW rate Obama as a commander in chief?

“He’s got the same kind of team around him that Lyndon Johnson had around him. There’s just no doubt about it. This latest thing, trying to work with the Iranians against ISIS – the same people that are arming (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad, the same people who brought in Hezbollah to change the equation on the battlefield. And providing Assad with the weapons and barrel bombs to slaughter the Free Syrian Army.”

Expressing incredulity, the senator summed-up: “And they’re telling young Syrians we’re going to train them in Saudi Arabia and send them into that? That’s a degree of immorality that is stunning.”

WND asked McCain is he thought it was too late to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and what would likely come from negotiations led by the Obama administration.

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard celebrate long-range missile launch

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard celebrate long-range missile launch

“I am afraid they’re giving away the store,” he said. “They are delusional, thinking somehow the Iranians would work with us toward any common goal like that. This is a nation that has orchestrated acts of terror throughout the Middle East and the world. Assad was on his way out when they came in and brought in 5,000 Hezbollah from Lebanon and began training their troops, sending in the Revolutionary Guard, flying in plane load after plane load of weapons. And now, we’re supposed to assume that they will help us? And that we have a common goal? They may want to get rid of ISIS, but their ultimate objective is to keep Assad in power and keep slaughtering the FSA (Free Syrian Army).”

McCain took it a step further, bemoaning what an agreement with the Iranians would mean to the fighters the U.S. wants to battle ISIS.

“Weapons flown in from, and people trained by, the Iranians are going to be trying to kill you. I don’t understand how we could morally justify such a thing. And while we’re trying to get them to fight ISIS, meanwhile, Assad has intensified his air attacks against the FSA. That’s just not morally defensible.”

If the U.S will not use ground troops to fight jihadis, what did McCain think of using them to fight Ebola in West Africa?

In measured tones, he offered: “I think that if we are there to construct facilities, I think that’s OK. Whenever you send people into that kind of environment, you’d better be damn sure that they’re safe. I hope that’s the case. I’m looking right now at the New York Times, which says was there was a greater exposure in the Iraq war to chemical weapons than was known – 600 U.S. troops exposed to such weapons – and that was what, 10 years ago? So, I worry about that.”

It was such concern and admiration for the American troops that compelled McCain and Salter to write “13 Soldiers.”

Monica Lin Brown

Monica Lin Brown

“I hope that people learn from it that it’s not just conflicts that should have our attention, but also the people who fought in it who were responsible for the winning or losing, and the various effects it had on them and their lives. The common thread, I think throughout it all, whether a scoundrel like Samuel Chamberlain or a medic like Monica Lin Brown (a front-line medic in Afghanistan who risked her life to save others in an ambush), who is a genuine American hero, is they all had something in common and that is they were wiling to serve and sacrifice for a cause greater than themselves.”

WND asked McCain how people who are captured and survive horrendous experiences come back from war resembling something whole.

“Well, I think it all depends, to some degree, on the nature of the experience,” he said. “I was blessed with strong leadership. We were able, through tapping on the walls, to maintain our chain of command. Our senior ranking officers, people like (Air Force Col.) Bud Day and (Army Brig. Gen.) Robinson Risner, (Rear Adm.) Jerry Denton and others who inspired us and kept us together, even though the Vietnamese knew very well that if they could isolate us, which they tried for years, our resistance would be much lessened. They wanted us to provide a propaganda vehicle like condemning the U.S. for war crimes, confessions, you know, all that kind of stuff.

“We resisted and, frankly, I think many of my friends, and I, came out stronger – much stronger than when we went in. Much better. We emerged, I think, as far better citizens and far stronger individuals. That wasn’t the case with all, clearly. Obviously there are some who suffered mental problems. But the vast majority of my friends I was with came out with a greater appreciation for what it’s like to be an American. The freedom that many of take for granted – that many of us, before we became prisoners, took for granted. I think in some ways it’s a trial by fire. You are brought down to the basics, and you (learn you can) not only survive an experience like that but come out a much stronger and better person. And I am grateful for every single day.”

“13 Soldiers, A Personal History of Americans at War,” 384 pages, was published by Simon and Schuster Nov. 11 and is already an Amazon bestseller.

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Political Muslim party eyes White House


Leader of new U.S. Muslim party once jailed by Chris Christie
vows to be ‘game-changing force’ in 2016 elections

Mazen Mokhtar

One of the leaders of a new Islamic political party promising to be a “game-changing force” in the 2016 elections was arrested and jailed by former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, who happens to be a GOP frontrunner in the 2016 race for the White House.

Mazen M. Mokhtar is a founding member of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, or USCMO, recently created to marshal together Islamic groups and throw their weight behind U.S. elections while grooming Muslim candidates for office.

Wearing a business suit and eyeglasses, the mild-mannered Mokhtar didn’t look or act like a dangerous man when he appeared with other Muslim leaders to launch the USCMO at a Washington press conference earlier this year.

Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

However, a search of federal court records reveals he is the same person who in 2007 was handcuffed and shackled at his ankles by FBI agents investigating him for ties to an al-Qaida terrorist in Britain who was convicted of plotting to blow up U.S. landmarks and warships.

According to a federal affidavit, the Egyptian-born Mokhtar operated a website identified by the FBI and Homeland Security as soliciting funds for the Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists and recruiting Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. It’s an exact replica of websites operated by Babar Ahmad, a British computer engineer who was arrested in England then extradited to New York and sentenced earlier this year to more than 12 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say Ahmad is the godfather of Internet jihad. He is also the cousin of Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, an al-Qaida suspect from Pakistan whose computers contained detailed surveillance of five financial buildings in New York City; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.

The affidavit says copies of Ahmad’s Azzam Publications sites were found on the hard drives and files of computers seized from the New Jersey home of USCMO’s Mokhtar, who federal investigators say “worked in concert” with Ahmad. Azzam Publications and its corresponding websites were named after al-Qaida founder Abdullah Azzam.

The mirror sites operated by Mokhtar – and – published Osama bin Laden’s “Declaration of War Against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places” and encouraged Muslims to martyr themselves in terrorist attacks against America, according to the affidavit.

“The name ‘suicide operations’ used by some is inaccurate, and in fact this name was chosen by the Jews to discourage people from such endeavors,” according to the al-Qaida websites run by Mokhtar. “How great is the difference between one who commits suicide – because of his unhappiness, lack of patience and weakness or absence of iman (faith) and has been threatened with Hell-Fire – and between the self-sacrificer who embarks on the operation out of strength of faith and conviction, and to bring victory to Islam, by sacrificing his life for the upliftment of Allah’s word!”

Mokhtar’s mirror sites also described violent jihad as a requirement for Muslims, and advised them to seek “military training” and obtain weapons.

“If you live in (the U.S.),” it advised, “obtain an assault rifle legally, preferably AK-47 or variations, learn how to use it properly and go and practice in the areas allowed for such training.”

Support for Hamas

On an Internet forum, moreover, Mokhtar spoke openly about his support for Hamas, as well as suicide bombings.

“[T]he operations of HAMAS are heroic,” he asserted.

“In any action of mass self-defense, there is the possibility that some innocent people will die,” he added. “I have enough trust in Hamas to feel that no one is killed before being identified as a collaborator.”

Suicide bombings, Mokhtar wrote, are “an effective method of attacking the enemy and continuing jihad. … These are not people committing suicide because they are fed up with life; these are people who are sacrificing their lives for Allah.”

In April 2007, Mokhtar was arrested by FBI agents at his New Jersey home and charged with filing false tax returns. Christie, now New Jersey’s governor, was the U.S. attorney who signed the indictment.

Though on their face the charges involved tax fraud, counter-terrorism agents used them to leverage the jailed Mokhtar for leads in their terrorism investigation of the broader international conspiracy involving Ahmad and other al-Qaida terrorists.

In September 2008, Christie dismissed the tax fraud charges, explaining “further prosecution is not in the interests of the United States at this time.”

In the meantime, federal agents built a criminal case against terrorist mastermind Ahmad leading to his extradition and conviction.

In 2013, just months after federal authorities extradited to the U.S. his alleged co-conspirator Ahmad, Mokhtar was named national executive director of the Muslim American Society, or MAS, which the federal government says is a key U.S. front group for the radical Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood.

Authorities accuse MAS of running jihad camps for Muslim youth. As head of the group’s New Jersey office, Mokhtar helped run its youth division, the Young Muslim. Young Muslim activities include Jihad and Afterlife camps.

Though an outspoken supporter of Hamas, Mokhtar has denied knowingly providing assistance to any terrorist group. Attempts to reach the senior USCMO official for comment about his checkered past were unsuccessful.

Speaking at USCMO’s March news conference at the National Press Club, Mokhtar said he was helping launch the umbrella Islamist political organization with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, and other groups to have “a deep and lasting impact on society” and to “give Muslims a greater voice” in Washington. He also said the group seeks “to empower Muslims.”

The FBI says CAIR is a Hamas front group, and the bureau refuses to do outreach with it or its leaders.



JERUSALEM JIHAD – Fight for Israel!

Streamed live on Nov 18, 2014
Every American must intelligently answer the question “How can the nation of Israel make peace with Muslims who believe that if you kill a Jew while he is praying in a synagogue then Allah will reward you with eternal sex, with virgins, in Heaven?” The absurdity of this question is only surpassed by the absurdity of those who believe that peace is possible with those who hold this worldview. In this show Tom and his team look deeply into this issue in light of the slaughter of Jews who were praying in their synagogue and then Muslims throughout Israel celebrated the slaughter with parties, candy and Muslim prayers! Folks, it is time to solidify our support for Israel and “fight” all efforts to de-legitimize or force Israel into policy decisions that will inevitably bring about her destruction. Included in this show is a live interview with our friend, “Jerusalem Jane,” a Christian who lives in Jerusalem and works to support Jewish people and the nation of Israel. You can see Jane’s work at

One Hour Compilation of how Islam is Ruining Europe and America

One Hour Compilation of how Islam is Ruining Europe and America
Countless footage and evidence of how Islamic immigration to Western society will inevitably destroy it. No one can deny that Islam is a dangerous religion after watching this video. I AM NOT A RACIST. I AM NOT A NAZI. I simply believe Islam as a religion is dangerous and does not belong in any western or civilized society and my evidence in this video proves that statement. How can Islam be a religion of peace but cause so much sadness and devistation?

Al Jazeera 911~In Plain Sight
The recent release of a declassified CIA report adds disturbing new details to an already extensive public record of September 11-related failures. The report describes how the CIA never developed a comprehensive plan to stop al Qaeda, and missed crucial opportunities to thwart two hijackers before September 11 2001. The details of the errors in that report echo exclusive information obtained by Al Jazeera reporter Yosri Fouda in 2002.



This video is about WSBR TT Show 1On today’s Enemies of the State, with Tom Trento, the team talks with Kellyanne Conway of The Polling Company about her amazing recent national poll on national security issues. You will be shocked to see that public opinion has dramatically changed and NOW, liberals and independents have joined with conservatives is recognizing and calling for a national security doctrine that is NOT built around President Obama’s, “winning hearts and minds, “ but more so around Ronald Reagan’s, PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH! Be sure to check out this poll, which was a joint project with Frank Gaffney’s, Center for Security Policy.

Tom Trento interviews Anjem Choudary, Muslim Activist

Tom Trento interviews Anjem Choudary, Muslim Activist

If you have ever wondered why anyone could support the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS) then this is a MUST SEE interview. Moreover, you could not find two people who disagree more about life and beliefs than Tom Trento and Anjem Choudary – one who has been labeled an “Islamophobe” and the other labeled an “Islamic Terrorist.” Ironically, these two activists fundamentally agree about the nature of Islam – in its historic essence, political structure and theocratic basis. In this fascinating exchange you will see Tom and Anjem agree on quite a bit, but offer radically different interpretations and conclusions about Islam. This interview is a deep and thought provoking look into the mind of a Muslim – a Muslim who is a fierce proponent of Shariah (Islamic Law) and the methods and tactics of the Islamic State.

CAIR publishes list of American ‘Islamophobes’ — Will it become a ‘hit list’ for Islamic State ‘lone wolves’?

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There is a growing concern that converts to Islam in America and Canada are ready, ideologically willing and certainly able to conduct individual attacks against soldiers, police and innocent civilians. This week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called for increased security at some federal buildings. The Associated Press reports:

Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.” The move came one week after a gunman in Ottawa fatally shot a soldier as he stood as a ceremonial guard at Ottawa’s National War Memorial, then stormed the Parliament building. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the shooting a terrorist attack.

As Mohammedans wage jihad against U.S. and Canadian citizens, in the name of Allah, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has published a list of American organizations it considers to be “Islamophobic.” The new CAIR website is

The purpose of the CAIR website is, “[T]o monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry in American society. CAIR’s site presents detailed profiles of a number of individuals and institutions involved in the American Islamophobia network.” CAIR is characterize by some as a “moderate” Islamic organization. An anonymous quote on the internet states:

A radical Muslim wants to behead you. A moderate Muslim wants a radical Muslim to behead you.

On the list are Floridians Allen West, Guy Rogers, USF Professor Jonathan Matusitz, Dr. Rich Swier, Sam Kharoba and Tom Trento. The Islamic State has called for attacks against the United States targeting those who defame Mohammed. Are these men on the CAIR list designed to evoke the deadly passions of those who have joined the Islamic State in the U.S.?

Question: Will the Islamic State use the CAIR list of Islamophobes to attack these individuals?

Those individuals and organizations listed by CAIR as Islamophobic include:

Ali Sina A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations, Sina believes, “there is NOTHING good in Islam and that it is all evil.”

Allen West A former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Allen believes, ” Islam does not coexist.”

Anders Gravers A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations who also heads Stop Islamization of Europe.

Ann Coulter A conservative commentator who suggested that “we should invade their [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”

Ashraf Rameleh A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. When speaking about the September 11th attacks he said “they are not terrorists, they are jihad. They are for the Quran.”

Babu Suseelani a member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. In 2012 Suseelan told an audience “If we do not kill the bacteria, the bacteria will kill us. Muslims will breed like rats and they will be a majority.”

Bill Maher Bill Maher hosts a political satire program, Real Time with Bill Maher, on HBO. Despite his claim to hold progressive opinions, Maher consistently demonizes and stigmatizes the Muslim community.

Brian Kilmeade A Fox News Channel commentator. In June 2013, Kilmeade told a leader of the English Defence League, an anti-Muslim group known for violent protests, “We got your back.”

Brigitte Gabriel The head of Act for America. Gabriel has said, “America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam.”

Bryan Fischer The director of issues analysis at the American Family Association. According to Fischer, “Islam has no fundamental First Amendment claims, for the simple reason that it was not written to protect the religion of Islam.”

Carl Goldberg A member of the Arizona chapter of Act for America. According to an announcement for an October 2013 event, Goldberg can prove that “Islam is not just a religion but also a totalitarian and imperialistic ideology.”

Clare Lopez Lopez is the vice president for issues and analysis at the Center for Security Policy. She also a board member at the Clarion Project. In 2013, Lopez told an audience, “When people in other bona fide religions follow their doctrines they become better people — Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Jews. When Muslims follow their doctrine, they become jihadists.”

Cliff Kincaid A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. In 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups in the United States, listed Kincad among the “30 new activists heading up the radical right.”

Constance Gavras The director of the Illinois chapter of Act for America.

Daniel Pipes The founder and director of the Middle East Forum. Pipes is also connected to the National Review, Clarion Project, and Washington Times. Pipes is the grandfather of Islamophobia in the United States. In 1990 he wrote, “Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene…All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most.”

Dave Agema A former Michigan state legislator, Agema now represents his state as a national committeeman of the Republican National Committee. In early 2014, Agema made anti-Muslim comments on his Facebook account: “Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?

David Horowitz The founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that tracks hate in the United States, names Horowitz “the godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement.”

David Yerushalmi A co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center and employee of the Center for Security Policy. Yerushalmi beleives, “Our greatest enemy today is Islam.”

Debbie Anderson The leader of the Minneapolis chapter of ACT for America.

Debbie Robinson A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations. Robinson’s Q Society of Australia asserts, “Islam is not just another religion, but also a totalitarian ideology with a global agenda.”

Dorrie O’Brien O’Brien acts as a national mentor for ACT for America. According to O’Brien “Islam…is a poisoned well.”

Frank Gaffney The founder and president of the Center for Security Policy. Gaffney is also connected to the Washington Times, and Clarion Project. Gaffney has advocated renewing the House Un-American Activities Committee, a discredited McCarthy-era congressional committee that President Truman once described as “the most un-American thing in the country today.”

Glenn Beck Beck hosts the Glenn Beck show on the Blaze. In February, 2011, Beck hosted anti-Muslim speaker Joel Richardson on his Fox News program and the two “tied Islam to the Antichrist in the new testament.”

Guy Rodgers The executive director of ACT for America. In 2010, Rodgers “contended that Muslims should be treated differently because their legal system is inherently flawed.”

James Lafferty Originally known for his work with the Virginia Anti-Shariah Taskforce, Lafferty is now with both the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Jihad Watch.

State Rep. John Bennett of Oklahoma (R-Sallisaw) According to Bennett, Islam is “a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out.”

John Guandolo The founder of Understanding the Threat. Guandolo is a former FBI agent who trains law enforcement officers to believe in conspiracy theories such as his beleif that CIA Director Brennan is a secret Muslim.

Jonathan Matusitz The membership director for the central Florida chapter of Act for America and a professor at the University of Central Florida. Matusitz claims that Muslims “procreate like mushrooms after the rain” and that “the problem is Islam.”

Kamal Saleem A board member of Former Muslims United. In October 2012, Right Wing Watch posted a video of Saleem and noted that in that video, “Saleem alleged that Obama’s top speech writer and Sasha and Malia’s babysitter are both Islamic fundamentalists that are wielding secret power.”

Kevin Carroll A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of Nations.

Lauren Green An anchor on the Fox News Channel. Mano Bakh A key individual with the California group Concerned American Citizens. On its website, the group asserts, “The real source of the devastating 9/11 attack is the Islamic Ideology as prescribed in Quran.”

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) A Minnesota Republican, Bachmann is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In June 2012, Bachmann led a group of House Republicans on a series of five letters to federal inspectors alleging that the Muslim Brotherhood was infiltrating the U.S. government. The allegations primarily centered on an aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and were soundly rejected by Republican leadership.

Mike Huckabee A host on the Fox News Channel and former governor of Arkansas. Huckabee referred to Islam as the “antithesis of the gospel of Christ.” He also seemed to compare Muslim prayer being allowed in a church to the showing of pornographic films.

Nina Cunningham Cunningham serves on the boards of many anti-Islam organizations, including the Center for Security Policy, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and also the Clarion Project.

Nonie Darwish A founder of Former Muslims United. Darwish asserts that “Islam should be fought and should be conquered and defeated and annihilated.”

Oskar Freysinger A member of the board of directors of Stop Islamization of Nations. He played a leading role in the movement to ban Islamic minarets in Switzerland.

Pamela Geller The cautic mouthpiece of the U.S. Islamophobia network, Geller believes, “Hitler was inspired by Islam.”She blogs atAtlas Shrugs and is a leader with the American Freedom Defense Initiative, Jihad Watch, and Stop the Islamization of Nations. Note: Geller also heads Stop Islamization of America, but this entity is identified as an AFDI project.

Rep. Peter King (R-.N.Y.) Peter King represents a district centered in New York’s, Long Island. He served as chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee from 2010-2012. King has maintained that “80%, 85% of the mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists,” and that average Muslims “are loyal,” but “don’t come forward, they don’t tell the police what they know”. Additionally in 2007, Representative King said, “Unfortunately, we have too many mosques in this country.”

Richard Swier Swier is the director of the Sarasota, Fla. chapter of ACT for America. (EDITORS NOTE: Dr. Rich Swier has not been the Director of the Sarasota ACT for America chapter for 8 years.)

Rick Joyner Joyner is the president of the Oak Initiative. He is also the founder/director of Morningstar Ministries and the founder/director of Heritage National Ministries. He has authored more than forty books. His book The Harvest lays out some of his views on Islam: “Islamic terrorists will permeate the West with teams that target Christian organizations and leaders. This is in preparation for an Islamic assault upon the entire world. They will compile computer data on every Christian leader who has any kind of extra-local influence (i.e. newsletters, television or radio outreach).

Robert “Raphael” Shore A member of Clarion Project’s board of directors.

Robert Spencer A prolific member of the U.S. Islamophobia network, Spencer runs the Jihad Watch web site and is also connected with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and Stop Islamization of Nations.Spencer has referred to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as a “con man. Someone who is knowing [sic] that what he is saying is false, but is fooling his followers.” In the same video he asserts, “From a historical standpoint, it is not even clear that Muhammad existed.”

Roger Ailes Ailes is the president and CEO of Fox News Channel. According to a source who spoke to Rolling Stone, “He has a personal paranoia about people who are Muslim — which is consistent with the ideology of his network.”

Ryan Mauro Mauro is a staff member at the Clarion Project.

Sam Kharoba Kharoba is the founder of the Counter Terrorism Operations Center. He claims to have trained “over 20,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers. Kharoba has no formal academic degrees in Islamic studies and no experience in law enforcement. His only claim of any qualification is that he has a pre-university level certificate in Arabic culture, but Arabic culture is not Islam; in fact, only 20 percent of the world’s Muslims are Arabs. Upon review, it was found that large sections of Kharoba’s training manual were word-for-word identical to unreliable web-based sources. The investigation found his most common source was Wikipedia.

Scott Saunders Saunders is affilliated with the Virginia Beach, Va. chapter of Act for America.

Shalom Lewis Shalom Lewis is a cleric at the Congregation Etz Chaim synagogue in Marietta, Georgia. Etz Chaim’s website states Lewis “generates a caring warmth”, but his hateful speech about Islam is alarming and barbaric. Stephanie Reis Reis is the Virginia State Director for Act for America. In 2010, as part of her welcome message for ACT’s Oklahoma chapter, Reis wrote, “The ideology, politics and religion of Islam has one purpose – to bring the world into submission to Islam and under its laws.”

Stephen Coughlin Now a fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Coughlin holds the beleif that belief that Islam “obligates Muslims to use violence in the name of spreading or defending the faith.”

Steven Crowder A Fox News Channel commentator, Crowder alleges “the real problem is the Quran.”

Steven Emerson The founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Upon reviewing a book he wrote, the New York Times determined that Emerson has “an unfamiliarity with the Middle East and a pervasive anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian bias”.

Timothy Wildmon The president of the American Family Association, Wildmon has said, “[Islam] is, in fact, a religion of war, violence, intolerance, and physical persecution of non-Muslims.”

Tommy Robinson A member of the president’s council of Stop Islamization of America. Founder of the English Defence League (EDL), Robinson was jailed in 2013 for “having entered the United States illegally using someone else’s passport” and again in 2014 for mortgage fraud.

Tom Trento Trento is the founder and director of The United West. He believes mosques exist to wage a “cultural jihad” against America. Usama Dakdok According to the web site of Dakdok’s Straight Way of Grace Ministry one of the group’s goals is to “expose Islam for what it is, and yes it is worse than a cancer, and this can be shown clearly in the reading of the Qur’an and theHadith.”

Wafa Sultan Sultan is connected to both Former Muslims United and Stop Islamization of Nations. She says, “I don`t see any difference between radical Islam and regular Islam…You cannot be American and Muslim at the same time.”

Walid Shoebat The founder of the Forum for Middle East Understanding, Shoebat is the author of “The case for Islamophobia,’ a book published in March 2013. Shoebat’s training and speaking events are promoted using his credentials and his “background” as a former PLO terrorist who converted to Christianity. In 2011, CNN researchers “found no evidence” to support Shoebat’s trademark claim of being a “former PLO terrorist.”

Former Lieutenant General William Boykin A board member of the Oak Initiative. Boykin asserts that “[Islam] should not be protected under the First Amendment,” that there should be “no mosques in America,” that Islam is a “totalitarian way of life,” and that there can be no interfaith dialogue or cooperation between Muslims and Christians.

Zuhdi Jasser Jasser is founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a board member of the Clarion Project Under Jasser’s leadership, AIFD is embedded with groups that are dedicated to spreading false information, fear, and distrust of Islam and Muslims.

Stone-throwing Muslims bloody Christians in Michigan

Stone-throwing Muslims bloody Christians in Michigan

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has decided to review a First Amendment complaint brought by Christians who were assaulted by a rock-throwing Muslim mob at an Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan.

The case arose from the annual Arab International Festival in June 2012 when Wayne County sheriff’s deputies stood by while a Muslim mob threw rocks at Christians, bloodying them.

The officers then threatened the Christians with arrest if they didn’t leave the event.

The Christians brought a lawsuit against Wayne County over its officers’ actions, and a three-judge panel dismissed it.

But a majority of 6th Circuit judges has agreed to re-hear the case.

The case, shepherded by the American Freedom Law Center, isn’t the first time that Muslim mob violence has erupted at the Arab festival. Earlier, a group of Christians was awarded more than $100,000 in damages because of attacks there.

In the latest case, Robert J. Muise, senior counsel for the AFLC, called the decision to re-hear “great news for religious freedom and the freedom of speech.”

“The panel’s [overturned] decision rewards violence over protected speech and thus incorporates into the First Amendment what is known as a ‘heckler’s veto.’ We are confident that the full court will reverse this ‘dangerously wrong’ decision,” he said.

The 6th Circuit’s rules note that granting such a re-hearing is rare.

“A petition for rehearing en banc is an extraordinary procedure intended to bring to the attention of the entire court a precedent-setting error of exceptional public importance.”

The dissent from the panel’s decision that earlier had dismissed the case said: “The majority’s first error is its conclusion that the First Amendment did not protect [the Christians’] speech. This is not only wrong, it is dangerously wrong.”

AFLC co-founder David Yerushalmi said the First Amendment “is under assault by both Muslim supremacists and Islamists on the one hand and progressives advocating ‘hate-speech’ crimes on the other.”

“The result is a shrinking arena of free speech with government bureaucrats and cultural and civilizational jihadists dictating what is and is not acceptable speech,” he said. “Maybe, just maybe, the Sixth Circuit has decided to draw the line in the sand to protect against any further encroachment upon the sphere of this First Amendment freedom.”

AFLC said the rock-throwing incident left members of the evangelism team bloodied while deputies from the Wayne County sheriff’s office stood by. Then, when Ruben Israel, the leader of the evangelists, asked officers to enforce the law so that Christians could speak, he was told to either leave or be arrested.

“Whether you agree or disagree with the Christians’ message, there is one issue to which there is no dispute: no citizen should be stoned in a city street in America for exercising his constitutional right to freedom of speech,” Muise said when the case developed.

“And what makes this case so egregious is that law enforcement officers were present and made the conscious choice to allow the Muslim mob to silence the Christian speakers through violence. Indeed, the video of the incident looks like something you would see in the Middle East, not in the United States,” he said.

“While it is shocking to see video of Christians being stoned in the United States for criticizing Islam, it is not necessarily surprising that this incident occurred in Dearborn, Michigan, a city where the mayor and law enforcement have consistently violated Christians’ free speech rights in favor of appeasing a large Muslim population and where, in line with the Islamic legal dictates of sharia, the Christian Gospel is treated as criminally offensive speech, and violence ‘for the sake of Allah’ is reinforced by arresting or removing the Christians. What you are witnessing on the video is the enforcement of sharia by a hostile mob and law enforcement aiding and abetting,” Yerushalmi added.

WND reported only a few months before the stoning incident that a court had found local officials in Dearborn liable for $100,000 in damages for arresting a Christian pastor who wanted to hand out Christian tracts at the same festival in 2009.

Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen then recommend fees and costs totaling $103,401.96 be awarded in the case, which was handled by attorney Muise on behalf of Christian Pastor George Saieg.

Muise, at the time, was with the Thomas More Law Center.

Muise also won acquittals on charges of “disturbing the peace” brought by Dearborn against a group of Christians after they were arrested in 2010 for a similar kind of speech activity.

See video of the 2012 attack:

4 jihad attacks in 4 days

Video – Islamic State Member Warns of NYC Attack In VICE News Interview


4 jihad attacks in 4 days – By Pamela Geller


Exclusive: Pamela Geller alerts U.S. that ‘jihadists are just getting warmed up’

Four terror attacks in as many days: two in Canada one after the other, an ax attack in New York City and vehicular jihad in Jerusalem – and the jihadists are just getting warmed up.

Of course, in all of these jihad news stories, getting the facts from the enemedia is difficult, and at times impossible. They self-enforce the Shariah. And so they approach the news story with bleach and a scrub brush, working hard to come up with something (anything) other than what it is.

Every day, I report at my website,, on the escalating war by Muslims on the West as I have predicted and reported on for years. And despite this escalating evil, the response by elected officials, the enemedia and Islamic apologists remains unchanged. Islamic supremacists have spread enough money and muscle around for decades to ensure that the only response is concern to minimize the mythical phantom “Islamophobia.”

Meanwhile, freedom-loving peoples look in desperation to Canada as the leader of the free world – as worldwide chaos ensues in the wake of Barack Obama’s pro-jihad policies. For unlike Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the attacks in Canada “terrorism.” As Aristotle said, A is A.

After one convert to Islam, Ahmad Rouleau, murdered a Canadian soldier by hitting him with his car, and another convert to Islam, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, shot dead another Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial and then rampaged through the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, Harper said Wednesday: “This week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world. … This will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts and those of our national security agencies to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats.”

Harper didn’t say “jihad,” of course, but he did classify both killings as terrorism, which is at least a step in the right direction. He has ample reason to use the word “terrorism.” Zehaf-Bibeau, the jihadist who attacked the Canadian Parliament and killed a soldier, is not a recent convert, as has been widely reported, but a longtime Muslim whose parents truly represent the two tenets of the global jihad. His father fought with the jihadists in Libya. (Maybe he can tell us something about Benghazi.) His mother is deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. The stealth jihad: immigration (al hijra) and colonization of the West.

The concept of immigration jihad goes all the way back to Muhammad. Al-Hijrah (immigration) as a means of supplanting the native population and reaching the position of power is a tenet of Islamic imperialism. Jihad and al-Hijrah – it’s an explosive cocktail.

This is not to say that the Canadian response has been perfect. It has turned out that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police worked with the imam at the mosque Rouleau attended. How did they work with him? Did the imam say the Quran was wrong? Did the mosque have programs against jihadic doctrine and recruitment? Ahmad Rouleau was following Islamic texts and teachings.

Why didn’t Crown prosecutors charge Rouleau with attempting to leave Canada to participate in terrorist activity when he was apprehended at the airport en route to Syria to wage jihad?

Even worse, after the Parliament Hill attack, Canada’s military was ordered to stay out of uniform when in public. This is surrender. This is saying we will respond to jihad attacks by curtailing our own activities and freedoms. This is cowardice. This is saying we will walk around in fear of the jihadis instead of being resolute in defending ourselves against them. This is outrageous.

Yet despite all that, Harper’s stance contrasts favorably to Obama’s. The Obama administration characterized the Fort Hood jihad killings as “workplace violence,” and nothing has changed since then. Obama wouldn’t call the recent beheading in Oklahoma “terrorism,” and instead sent an envoy to Oklahoma beheader’s mosque with a note of thanks. Then on Friday, Ynet News reported that “hours after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a crowd waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem, the U.S. consulate in the city issued a memo referring to the attack as a ‘traffic incident.’”

A “traffic incident.”

This past summer, when Hamas staged a hoax – a staged school attack – without verification or confirmation, Obama called Israel “indefensible,” instead of calling the blood libel “indefensible.” His administration was “appalled” and “horrified” by Israel, not by Hamas. What is more appalling, horrifying and indefensible than denouncing Israel on the world stage without the facts? Calling a terrorist attack that kills a baby “a traffic incident.”

The endless obfuscation about the motive of jihad attacks speaks to the enormous failure by the Obama administration and law enforcement.

And now, apparently, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton finally agrees. He has said that the attack by yet another convert to Islam, Zale Thompson, who seriously injured one NYPD officer and wounded three others with an ax on a Queens street, can be classified as “terrorism.” Of course, he trips over his own convoluted logic when he says that the jihadist “had no clear ties to international extremists.” On the contrary, there are no “lone wolves” in the global jihad army.

Thompson wrote: “If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”

“Jihad fisabeelallah” is jihad for the sake of Allah, violent jihad. And Zale Thompson didn’t sit around and do nothing. He took his ax and went jihad on four police officers. That was his jihad.

The Islamic State has urged Muslims in the U.S. and Europe to attack law enforcement and military personnel. Rouleau, Zehaf-Bibeau, Thompson and the jihadist in Jerusalem heeded the call. It is jihad. It is terrorism.

Imagine: 13 years after Sept. 11, we are applauding calling jihad terror “terror.”