Eric Allen Bell Courageously Moving Forward with Documentary on Islam

H/T The Counter Jihad Report

 

This is good news! Eric Allen Bell is proving to be a very effective spokesperson for the counter jihad  movement. With his multimedia background and compelling personal journey he is uniquely positioned to help move the public toward that “critical mass” of “Islamorealism” necessary to effect social and political change. Here is his announcement:

 

 

American Infidel

EXPOSING POLITICAL ISLAM IN AMERICA

A Documentary Feature by Eric Allen Bell

“When you look into the abyss,

the abyss also looks into you” – Nietzsche

In the Summer of 2010 I began production on a documentary called, “Not Welcome” about the backlash against contstruction of a 53,000 square foot mega mosque, in the heart of the American Bible Belt.  At first I was interested in examing the question, “Why can’t we just coexist?”  In retrospect, the question seems innocent and somewhat naive.  I am reminded of the famous quote by Nietzche which says that, “When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you”.

It did not take long for me, (a well-meaning Liberal at the time) to shift the focus of my documentary to become an expose on “Islamophobia” in America – as seen through the events that were playing out in this small town in Middle Tennessee.  I shot over 300+ hours of footage.  I edited together a 25 minute promo, went back home to Hollywood and raised the capital I needed to complete the film.

And then I was mugged by reality.  (If you scroll down, you will see video of a talk I gave called “Islamophobia or Islamo-reality, which explains in detail how this transformation occured).  But in short, what happened was that I came face to face with the brutal, sadistic, and tyrannical reality of Islam.  And in the process I discovered that “Islamophobia” was nothing more than a myth – a myth which was being kept alive by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) a Hamas front group.

 

 

I gave the money back to my backers.  And I started writing.  Having been a Liberal blogger, for the progressive Daily Kos, a blog which gets about a million hits a day, I tried to expose the truth about Islam.  After my third article (I’d written over a hundred pieces for DKOS before getting on this subject) I was banned for being an “Islamophobe”.  And that’s when I became even more determined.

Since then I have written numerous articles, appeared on dozens of radio shows, news shows, sat on panels and given public talks.  I have become a committed Counter Jihadist.  And along the way, I’ve made my share of enemies – including but not limited to, the Council on American Islamic Relations, Loonwatch.com and the terror-tied Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN.

When riots broke out, in over 20 Islamic countries, over the YouTube Islamo-comedy “The Innocence of Muslims” someone used that opportunity to plant a story that I was the director of that film.  I am not.  I do not know anyone who was involved with that movie.  But that has not stopped 4 Pakistani newspapers from printing that I was the filmmaker and that I must be punished.

I have received countless death threats, a bounty was placed on my head, and I have had to go underground in order to protect my safety.  And it was then that I realized – I might as well go ahead and finish my documentary.  In fact, I must.  Not only am I now living my life as if I had directed a movie, about Muhammad, which offended Muslims so badly that they were calling for my assasination – but if this is how badly the Islamic world wants to keep the truth about Islam a secret – then this is how badly the secret needs to be exposed.

So here is the plan…

I have decided to use my 300+ hours of footage, go back into editing mode, and finish my documentary.  This will be a personal story, of setting out to expose “Islamophobia” and ending up risking everything to tell the truth about Islam.  I will be calling this documentary “American Infidel”.  And I would like for you to help me in telling that story.

It costs money to raise money.  I can complete this picture for about $200,000.  In my career in Hollywood, I have raised millions of dollars for film projects thus far.  I have no doubt that a backer exists out there somewhere who will finance this project.  But to get the ball rolling, I need access to resources.  There are legal fees, equipment costs, security and other needs. What “American Infidel” needs now, today, is your contribution – to bridge the gap – until a backer is secured.

And here is another interesting possibility – if enough people are willing to contribute on average $25 per month, for six months, then I don’t need a big backer at all.  We can finance this film together.  And in the information age, I don’t need a Hollywood distributor to reach over a million people or more.  It is now cheaper and easier to distribute a documentary than ever before.

Let’s face it, most people do not read books or blogs or do much reading at all these days.  But my entire career has trained me to tell a story, on the screen, in a way that holds people’s attention, moves them emotionally, and often changes their perspective.

Something like this, the vision I have for “American Infidel”, has never been done before.  This movie experience will not be academic or boring.  The world does not need yet another one of those.  “American Infidel” will be exciting, emotionally movinig and most of all it will be truthful. “American Infidel” will expose the truth about what I believe to be THE defining issue of our time – Political Islam in America.

Please, if you feel connected to this project and want to be involved in a movie which can in time become a movement, use one of the PayPal buttons and pitch in.  This cause needs you!

Thank you,

Eric Allen Bell

To learn more about Eric and to make a contribution for the documentary go to:

http://www.americaninfidelthemovie.com/

The Project – Muslim Brotherhood Documents Date Back to 1982 and Obama Refuses to Release Them to Congress!

Glenn Beck recently produced a two-part documentary titled ‘The Project’.  He specifically asked Patrick Poole and other panel members whether or not our government has released any of the documents seized in the 1991 ‘Holy Land Foundation’ raid.  He was told the only item they have seen from the huge cache of documents was an FBI synopsis (smuggled by an FBI agent) . “Perhaps the most ironic point to note is that defendants in the Holy Land Foundation trial had access to these documents as part of the discovery process, yet when members of the House Judiciary Committee on oversight called on U.S. Attorney General to furnish them with the same, their attempts were stonewalled.” The panel also think the documents either have been or will be destroyed.

“To note, the Holy Land Foundation was found guilty in 2008 of providing $12 million in funding to Hamas. Named as un-indicted co-conspirators in the trial were the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), both of which have documented ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.”

If you missed the series, I recommend you check out the following:

The Project’ Part I — All Totalitarian Ideologies Are Threat to U.S.

TheBlazeTV Unveils ‘The Project’ Part II: Civilization Jihad

In March I posted the following and feel this is a good time to share the damning information once again.  I think you will find The Project eerily similar to the 1982 documents found in the Swiss raid.

The following was sent to me by a friend via the Swissdefenceleague.  Switzerland is undergoing a transformation similar to that in the UK.  Muslim and Islamic factions are trying to take over the government and even want to replace the Swiss national flag.  The following document, found written in French, was sent through Google translator.  Note the date of  “The Project” (A Global Strategy for Islamic Policy) – 12/01/1982!  This is eerily similar to ”An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America” which was written in May 1991 and discovered during the Holy Land Foundation Trial.

In November 2001, European police were investing the luxurious villa of an Islamic bank on the banks of a Swiss lake. They discovered a document kept secret for nearly twenty years: the “Project”. This text, known only to a handful of specialists, describes the clandestine strategy which aims to “establish the kingdom of God on Earth”. All means are good in this world conquest: infiltration of society, propaganda, alliance with the fighters of the Holy War … The “Project” shows a section of hidden history of Islam in the West.

Inspired by the radical ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood, his followers have built in Europe and America a network of mosques, religious centers, charitable institutions pursuing the same goal: to create an ideal society based on the Koran, expand the sphere of Islam and to end the hegemony of Western civilization to the world. Conducted over several months in Europe and the United States, this survey raises important issues for the future of our societies: the Islamists who are really “moderates” who claim to represent Muslims in the West? What ideas do they spread, and with what methods? Rich in exclusive revelations, this book provides specific answers, informed, troubling.

By watching the news, we are able to see the “Project” takes place substantially as planned. Except that people are much more aware than they were the dangers of Islamism and they will abort the “Project”.

The “Project”

The name of Allah the merciful merciful,

12/01/1982

Towards a Global Strategy for Islamic Policy

(Starting points, items, procedures and missions)

This report presents an overview of an international strategy for Islamic policy. According to its guidelines, and in accordance therewith, the Islamic political authorities are developed in different regions. This is, first, to define the starting points of this policy and to articulate the components of each starting point and the most important procedures related to each starting point, we finally suggest some missions, as an example only, may Allah protect us. Below, the main starting points of this policy:

1. Know the terrain and adopt a scientific methodology for planning and implementation.

2. Get serious in work.

3. Reconcile international engagement and local flexibility.

4. Reconcile political engagement and the need to avoid isolation on the one hand, continuing education and institutional work of generations on the other.

5. Work to establish the Islamic state, along with progressive efforts to control local power centers through institutional work.

6. Work with loyalty alongside Islamic groups and institutions in various fields by agreeing on common ground in order to “cooperate on areas of agreement and to set aside areas of disagreement.”

7. Accept the principle of temporary cooperation between Islamic movements and national movements in general areas and areas of agreement such as the fight against colonialism, preaching and the Jewish state without having to form alliances. This requires, however, limited contacts between certain leaders, case by case, as these contacts do not violate the law. However, they do not pledge allegiance or trust them, knowing that the Islamic movement must be the cause of the initiatives and orientations taken.

8. Mastering the art of the possible, a provisional perspective, without abusing the basic principles, knowing that the teachings of Allah are all applicable. Must order the blâmable1 and forbidding, while giving a documented opinion. But we should not seek a confrontation with our adversaries, locally or globally, which would be disproportionate and could lead to attacks against the dawa2 or his disciples.

9. Continuously build the strength of the worldwide Islamic dawa and support movements engaged in jihad in the Muslim world, to varying degrees and as much as possible.

10. Helping monitoring systems many and varied, in many places, to gather information and adopt an informed and effective communication, able to serve the global Islamic movement. Indeed, surveillance, policy decisions and effective communication are complementary.

11. Adopt the Palestinian cause on a global Islamic, on a political level and through jihad because it is the keystone of the renaissance of the Arab world today.

12. Learn to use self-criticism and permanent evaluation of worldwide Islamic policy and its objectives, its content and its procedures to improve. It is a duty and a necessity according to the precepts of Sharia.

[1] Concept cited in the Koran, became one of the central aims of the brotherhood: it was also translated as “good order and hunt down the evil.”

[2] Dawa: literally means, call, invocation, exhortation, prayer. The term here refers to the work of the Brothers to propagate Islam.

The first starting point is to know and adopt a scientific methodology for planning and implementation.

Elements:

Know the factors influential in the world, be they Islamic forces, opposing forces or neutral forces.

Use the scientific and technological means for planning, organization, implementation and monitoring.

Procedures:

Establish observatories to gather information, store it for all purposes, be used as appropriate based on modern technology.

Create centers of study and research and produce studies on the political dimension of the Islamic movement.

Suggested tasks:

Draw a map of the doctrines in the world to have a global vision of the world a hundred years to the present and analyze the current situation in light of this configuration taking into account the changes and provided befallen.

Draw a map of the doctrines of the Muslim world.

Draw a map of Islamic movements in the Muslim world.

To study political science and various fields in successive Islamic, which more particularly on current events.

Make a scientific study that draws up the history of contemporary Islamic movements and use.

The second starting point: Be serious about the work

Elements:

Clarity of the main objectives of the dawa in the eyes of all temporary and clarity of purpose to harness the energies and channel them and guide them.

Efforts are sufficient workers in the service of Islam and combine these efforts into a single objective.

Is sufficient time.

Spend the money wisely.

Procedures:

Harnessing the energies of workers in the service of dawa, each at his level (the criterion of effectiveness is that everyone should set about the task he is booked).

Mobilize the maximum amount of followers and leaders.

Raise money efficiently, control expenses and invest in the public interest.

Suggested tasks:

Conduct a survey of the workers of Islam (the right man in the right place).

Establish schedules with the schedules of workers and specialists and use these efforts appropriately and timely (adequate effort at the right time).

Commitment of economic institutions adequate to support the cause financially.

The third point of departure: Reconciling international commitment and local flexibility.

Elements:

Define the general guidelines that everyone must follow.

Leave a margin so that there is sufficient flexibility for local issues that do not oppose the general lines of the Islamic political world.

Procedures:

The Movement, worldwide, defines the areas and issues of general Islamic requiring the commitment of all according to previously defined priorities.

Local management defines the local issues that are within its powers, according to the principle of flexibility and according to priorities defined in advance.

Suggested tasks:

Commitment to an Islamic world total liberation of Palestine and the creation of a Muslim state, mission rests with the world.

Establish a dialogue with local people working for the cause in the political world of the Movement. This is the local management to define the contours of this dialogue.

The fourth point of departure: Reconciling political commitment and need to avoid isolation on the one hand, continuing education and institutional work of generations on the other.

Elements:

Political freedom in each country depending on local conditions, without participating in a process of decision making that is contrary to the texts of the Shariah.

Invite everyone to participate in parliamentary councils, municipal, union and other institutions whose boards are chosen by the people in the interest of Islam and Muslims.

Continue to educate individuals and generations and to ensure the training of specialists in various fields according to a previously studied.

Build social, economic, scientific and in the health field and enter the field of social services to be in contact with the people and to serve him through Islamic institutions.

Procedures:

Study the different political environments and the likelihood of success in each country.

Plan missions of specialized studies that look at the few areas such as communication, history of Islam, etc..

Do feasibility studies covering various institutions and create according to priorities established in each country.

Suggested tasks:

To study on experiences of Islamic political and learn from it.

Islamic political advise on pressing issues.

Support of important local issues in an Islamic issues such as workers, unions, etc..

Create a number of economic institutions, social and in the field of health and education, according to the means available to serve the people within an Islamic framework.

The fifth point of departure: Work to establish the Islamic state, along with progressive efforts to control local power centers through institutional work.

Elements:

Channel thought, education and work to establish an Islamic government on earth.

Influence of local power centers and global service of Islam.

Procedures:

Prepare a scientific study on the feasibility of establishing the rule of Allah throughout the world according to established priorities.

To study the local power centers, and global opportunities of placing them under influence.

Conduct a study on modern concepts of support for Islamic dawa and Islamic law, particularly on the influential men in the state and country.

Suggested tasks:

Write an Islamic Constitution in light of efforts to date.

Write Islamic laws, civil, etc..

Choose a location and put it in the forefront of our priorities in order to establish an Islamic power and concentrating all our efforts.

Work in various influential institutions and use them in the service of Islam.

Use the work of specialized Islamic institutions, economic, social, etc..

The sixth point of departure: Working with loyalty to the service groups and Islamic institutions in various fields by agreeing on common ground in order to “cooperate on areas of agreement and set aside areas of disagreement.”

Elements:

Islamic coordinate work in one direction to allow it to lay the foundations for growth of Muslim society and dedicate the power of Allah on earth.

Each work according to his abilities in the field he chooses, and that mastery is important is loyalty and coordination of efforts.

Procedures:

Studying the reality of Islamic movements, assess the experience to begin a collaboration between them.

Avoid creating new Islamic movements in a country that already has not even a movement, serious and comprehensive.

Suggested tasks:

Coordinate the work of all those working for Islam, in each country, and establish a quality contact with them, whether individuals or groups.

Reduce the differences that exist between workers of Islam and seek to resolve conflicts according to sharia.

The seventh point of departure:

Accept the principle of temporary cooperation between Islamic movements and national movements in general areas and areas of agreement such as the fight against colonialism, preaching and the Jewish state without having to form alliances. This requires, however, limited contacts between certain leaders, case by case, as these contacts do not violate Sharia. However, they do not pledge allegiance or trust them, knowing that the Islamic movement must be the cause of the initiatives and orientations taken.

Elements:

Combine efforts against the forces of evil supreme under the principle that we must “fight evil with a lesser evil.”

Circumscribe the bases together leaders or a limited number of individuals to maximize profit and minimize any inconvenience.

Work in this context to achieve the objectives previously defined by the dawa.

Procedures:

Do a study to assess the areas that have been a mutual aid between Islamic movements and other movements and learn from it.

Study areas that can be coordinated with the other and define the contours.

Studying the thinking and plans of other movements.

Suggested tasks:

Each country should explore opportunities in the future, strengthen internal collaboration.

The eighth point of departure:

Mastering the art of the possible, a provisional perspective, without abusing the basic principles, knowing that the teachings of Allah are all applicable. Must order the proper and forbidding the wrong, while giving a documented opinion. But we should not seek a confrontation with our adversaries, locally or globally, which would be disproportionate and could lead to attacks against the dawa or its disciples.

Elements:

Evaluate the education of individuals and not resort to overly typical modern education does not match the reality, which lacks flexibility and can have serious consequences such as the confrontation between individuals to a single note or a simple failure.

Giving a documented opinion and scientific form of speeches, news releases or books that deal with important events that saw our Ummah. (Tr. Muslim community).

Prevent the movement faces major confrontations that might encourage his opponents to give him a fatal blow.

Procedures:

Conduct a study to evaluate the experiences of Islamic movements in order to avoid fatal errors.

Changing methods of educating people so that they are both copies and they are realistic and true to the principles, while granting sufficient flexibility to enable to face reality.

Suggested tasks:

Changing the orientation programs for enthusiasts and conduct an awareness on the basis of past experience.

Prepare individuals in ways educational modernization.

The ninth point of departure:

Continuously build the strength of the Islamic dawa and support movements engaged in jihad in the Muslim world, to varying degrees and as much as possible.

Elements:

Protect the dawa with the force necessary to ensure safety at the local and global.

Contact while engaged in jihad movement anywhere on the planet, and with Muslim minorities, and building bridges, as necessary, to support and establish collaboration.

Keep jihad alive in the Ummah.

Procedures:

Build an autonomous security force to protect the dawa and its disciples locally and globally.

To study movements engaged in jihad in the Muslim world and among Muslim minorities to know them better.

Suggested tasks:

Building bridges between movements engaged in jihad in the Muslim world and among Muslim minorities, and support them as much as possible, as part of a collaboration.

The tenth point of departure:

Helping monitoring systems many and varied, in many places, to gather information and adopt an informed and effective communication, able to serve the global Islamic movement. Indeed, surveillance, policy decisions and effective communication are complementary.

Elements:

Political decisions to gather important information and accurate.

Disseminating Islamic politics to make it widely and effectively covered by media.

Procedures:

Create a modern monitoring system, through advanced technology (which may complement the observatory suggested).

Create a media center effectively and seriously.

Suggested tasks:

Warning Muslims about the dangers that threaten them and international plots fomented against them.

Give an opinion on current issues and future issues.

The eleventh point of departure:

Adopt the Palestinian cause on a global Islamic, on a political level and through jihad because it is the cornerstone of the rebirth of the Arab world today.

Elements:

Give notice, under an Islamic Perspective, on all subjects, solutions, problems concerning the Palestinian issue based on the precepts of Islam.

Prepare the community of believers for jihad for the liberation of Palestine. We can lead the Ummah in achieving the purposes of the Islamic movement especially if the victory is back, Allah willing.

Create the nucleus of jihad in Palestine, however modest it and feed it to keep this flame that illuminates the only path to liberation of Palestine, and for the Palestinian cause remains alive until the release.

Procedures:

Raise enough funds to continue the jihad.

Do a survey on the situation of Muslims and the enemy in occupied Palestine.

Suggested tasks:

Conduct studies of the Jews, enemies of Muslims, and oppression inflicted by these enemies to our brothers in occupied Palestine, in addition to preaching and publications.

Fight against the sentiment of capitulation among the Ummah, to refuse defeatist solutions, and show that conciliation with the Jews would undermine our movement and its history.

Do comparative studies between the Crusades and Israel, and victory will be on the side of Islam.

Create cells of jihad in Palestine, to support them they cover all of occupied Palestine.

Link between the mujahideen in Palestine and those found in Muslim lands.

Maintaining a sense of resentment against Jews and refuse all coexistence.

The twelfth point of departure:

Learn to use self-criticism and permanent evaluation of worldwide Islamic policy and its objectives, its content, its procedures to improve. It is a duty and a necessity according to the precepts of Islamic Sharia.

Elements:

Make a constructive self-criticism to avoid pitfalls.

Conduct an ongoing assessment on a scientific basis that allows to build policies.

Improve Islamic policies taking advantage of past experiences must be a clear objective and critical.

Procedures:

Assess current practices and take advantage of past experiences.

Ask officials in the various countries and to individuals in each country to give their opinions on the directions, methods and results.

Suggested Missions:

Produce an official document of the Islamic political world.

Sensitize countries, officials and individuals with this policy.

Begin to implement this policy, to annually evaluate and improve it if necessary.

(This should send a chill up your spine – the movement is global and determined at any cost!)

Leaders of Kansas City Muslim group petition Obama to limit free speech of American citizens

This is insanity!  Once our free speech and weapons are gone the United States of America as we now know it will be gone!  Please, please, please wake up folks!

“According to the ISGKC,  making a 14 minute movie trailer, and anything else that provoke Muslim rage, should be banned despite the First Amendment protections because it incites Muslim violence. But endorsing the death penalty for gays and lesbians, as well as anyone else guilty of capital crimes under Islamic law, is a view embraced by the same group.”

Reblogged from Counter Jihad Report

By Patrick Poole at PJMedia:

The leadership of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City have launched an online petition campaign for President Obama to back a bill to limit the free speech of American citizens they deem offensive.

The petition states:

The undersigned Board Of Directors and members of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) urges you to sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion.  We utterly disagree with the violence that has taken place and the death of United States Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and other members of the United States embassy staff in Libya.  We support the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for such acts.

We understand the First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and, as such, prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, etc., but when the allowance of “free” speech incites violence it should be banned.

The film behind the violence that is occurring in part of the Muslim world, “The Innocence of Muslims”, although it may be amateurish, its contents are very disturbing and insulting to the religion and has ignited an already volatile part of the world.  The film is repulsive to the sensibilities of Muslims and offends the religion of Islam in multiple ways; by denigrating the seriousness of Islam, our Prophet and the Muslims in general.  We believe that it would be in everyone’s interest to ban such actions from reoccurring.

Actions as such should not be tolerated as they are very offensive.  The violence that has taken place as a result of this film is very alarming.  As Muslims, violence of any sort is prohibited in our religion.  Those people who are carrying out these acts cannot possibly call themselves devout Muslims as they are acting out of pure rage and not out of religious duties.  We condemn the violence and feel that, in spite of the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, action may be necessary to pass such a bill or, at least, censure such actions in order to calm the current situation as well as prevent future re-occurrences.

American Muslims are hard-working, law abiding, and tax paying citizens.  Everyone respects freedom of speech and the First Amendment in general, however, when freedom of speech results in defaming and insulting others and provokes the killing of innocent people, it should be outlawed.  In light of the recent situation, the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City hopes you may take up this cause and urge other representatives to do the same.  We appreciate your time and efforts.

ISGKC Board of Directors:

  • Board Member: Abdul Gafoor Akram
  • Board Member: Raqibul Huq
  • Board Member: Rushdy El-Ghussein
  • Board Member: Dr. Mohammed Kohia
  • Board Member: Russel Mohammad
  • Board Member: Ibrahim Morad

Lest anyone think that the ISGKC board has gone rogue, a link to the petition is featured prominently on the group’s website, stating:

ISGKC is sponsoring an online petition to establish a law against insulting one’s religion. Please click the link below and sign the petition. Thanks for your support.

The position of ISGKC is particularly curious, and outright hypocritical, since they have hosted internationally renowned hate sheikh Khalid Yasin. When Yasin started his 2010 Kansas City tour, he began at ISGKC:

Sh Khalid Yasin started the tour with a Khutbah at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) Masjid on Friday followed by a lecture, “The Challenges facing the Muslim family and community in America” after Maghrib prayer at the Masjid. The attendance exceeded all expectations with about 350 people for the lecture. The Sheikh stressed on the importance of the Muslim community in the west and how to safeguard themselves against the social evils that the western world offers to Muslims especially our youth.

Among Yasin’s positions:

Read more at Counter Jihad Report

Exclusive Video: Anwar al-Awlaki’s Long-Lost U.S. Speech from September 1, 2001

Reblogged from The Counter Jihad Report

 

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On September 1, 2001, just days before the 9/11 attacks, Awlaki gave an infamous lecture on “tolerance” at the 2001 ISNA convention, just as some of his disciples were preparing to launch the largest terrorist attack in American history.

 

One of his co-panelists in 2001, Hamza Yusuf, is one of this year’s keynote speakers. At the 1995 ISNA convention, Yusuf told the crowd that  Judaism “is a most racist religion.”

 

Video of Awlaki’s lecture has never before been viewed by the public. PJ Media has obtained a video — watch it above in its entirety.

 

At the time of the speech, Awlaki was a media darling. The New York Times hailed him as part of “a new generation of Muslim leader capable of merging East and West.” NPR contrasted Awlaki with Osama bin Laden, describing Awlaki as one of the “moderates who want to solve the problems without violence” and someone who could “build bridges between Islam and the West.” Awlaki was even featured in a November 2001 Washington Post Ramadan online chat.

The recognition of Awlaki wasn’t exclusive to the media. He was also leading prayers for congressional Muslim staffers on Capitol Hill. Post-9/11, he was lecturing on Islam inside the executive dining room of the Pentagon, still scarred from the al-Qaeda hijackers that had crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into it.

He was, according to the Wall Street Journal, even one of the instructors that taught prospective Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military.

Read the rest at The Counter Jihad Report

Islamists in the United States Government

Discover the Networks: via The Counter Jihad Report

This section of DiscoverTheNetworks features profiles of Islamists who have secured positions of influence in federal, state, and local government. Some of these individuals were elected to their offices by the voting public; others were appointed by elected officials. It is important to emphasize that the men and women profiled in this section are not included here merely because they are Muslims. Indeed, many Muslims in government positions perform their duties competently and in a manner that is consistent with America’s national-security needs. As journalist Andrew C. McCarthy, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and author of The Grand Jihad, puts it:

“I don’t know how many Muslims work in the U.S. government, but I feel pretty safe saying there are thousands. As a federal prosecutor on terrorism cases, I had the privilege of working with several of them. These were patriotic American Muslims, and a number of Muslims who may not be Americans but who have embraced America and the West. Without them, we could not have infiltrated jihadist cells in New York and stopped terrorists from killing thousands of people. Without them, we could not have translated, understood and processed our evidence so it could be presented to a jury as a compelling narrative. Pro-American Muslims serve honorably in government, in our military, in our intelligence services, and in our major institutions.”

Such individuals are to be distinguished from Islamists, who, to varying degrees, support and/or whitewash the radical and supremacist agendas of Sharia Law and jihadism, be it of the violent or the stealth variety, and of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations. A number of the Islamists featured in this section participate in events hosted and sponsored by organizations with ties to Islamic extremism, jihadism, and terrorism. They refuse to unambiguously condemn the actions and objectives of such entities as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood. And they are apt to ascribe Islamic terrorism not to any particular doctrines that are central to Islam itself, but rather, to objectionable Western “policies” that allegedly antagonize Muslims and constitute a veritable “war against Islam.” In June 2012, five Republican lawmakers (most prominently, Rep. Michele Bachmann) sent letters to the inspectors general at the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State, asking that they investigate whether the Muslim Brotherhood was gaining undue influence over U.S. government officials. One letter, noting that Huma Abedin‘s position as a close aide to Hillary Clinton “affords her routine access to the secretary [of state] and to policymaking,” expressed concern over the fact that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, mother and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” Few political figures of either major party were able to see, or were willing to acknowledge, the legitimacy of the concerns raised by Bachmann, et al. President Barack Obama, for one, defended Huma Abedin as “a good friend … who has worked tirelessly … in the White House, in the U.S. Senate, and most exhaustingly, at the State Department, where she has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi likewise dismissed the “baseless accusations” against Ms. Abedin. Similarly, prominent Republicans such as John McCain and John Boehner firmly disavowed the concerns articulated in the aforementioned letters. This section of DiscoverTheNetworks was established to provide the pertinent facts about the influence on American policy of Muslims who argue that concerns over radical Islam’s inroads constitute “Islamophobia” that leads inevitably to violations of civil rights; who have Islamist commitments of their own, or sympathies for others who hold such views; or who seek to advance the agendas of groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

RESOURCES

Our Government and the Muslim Brotherhood By Andrew McCarthy August 9, 2012

PROFILES

* Huma Abedin

* Azizah Al-Hibri

* Arif Alikhan

* Andre Carson

* Mohamed Elibiary

* Keith Ellison

* Rashad Hussain

* Suhail Khan

* Mohamed Magid

* Dalia Mogahed

* Eboo Patel

* Louay Safi

* Kareem Shora

* Nawar Shora

ISLAMIST INFLUENCES ON PRESIDENT OBAMA:

Huma Abedin: Assistant Editor of Islamist Journal (How did she obtain a Security Clearance?)

By Kasey Jachim

How are members of the Muslim Brotherhood, with links to terrorist organizations, able to obtain security clearances?  I used to work for the Department of Defense as an adjudicator for personnel security clearances.  In the 80’s and 90’s the main questions regarding ties to ‘terrorists’ usually centered around foreign nationals (USSR) and sometimes the KKK and Neo-Nazis (would you conspire to take up arms against the US government?).  I only had a few cases regarding ‘loyalty’ issues and they were not of a serious nature.  Then came Desert Storm.

I remember the surge in temporary security requests for those working on Desert Storm – some of those requesting them were volunteers who had families in Iraq.  Even then I was told not to question their loyalty to the US – after all they had sworn allegiance to serve and protect didn’t they?  Evidently our government officials have never heard of Taquiya!

In today’s political climate I can only imagine how hard the job of the adjudicator has become.  Is it politically correct to request further investigation if someone has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood?  Hamas?  Hezbollah?  I think we all know the answer to that one and I fear the worst!  So then, how did Huma Abedin obtain a security clearance?

Huma Abedin: Assistant Editor of Islamist Journal

By Ryan Mauro via Radical Islam

Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other members of Congress are getting dumped on by members of both political parties for their letter requesting information about the influence of Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups and individuals in the U.S. government. The case of Huma Abedein, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Clinton, has gotten almost all of the attention but their question about her is legitimate: Was her family’s close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood taken into account when granting her a security clearance?

The potential security concerns mentioned in the State Department’s published guidelines include:

  • “contact with a foreign family member… if that contact creates a heightened risk of foreign exploitation, inducement, manipulation, pressure or coercion.”
  • “connections to a foreign person, group, government, or country that create a potential conflict of interest between the individual’s obligation to protect sensitive information or technology and the individual’s desire to help a foreign person, group, or country by providing that information.
  • “performing or attempting to perform duties, or otherwise acting, so as to serve the interests of a foreign person, group, organization or government in conflict with the national security interest.”

Keep those criteria in mind as you consider the backgrounds of three of Abedin’s relatives.

Her mother, Dr. Saleha Abedin, is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, the Brotherhood’s female counterpart. She serves in the Bureau with the wife of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s new Brotherhood president.

She is also a member of the Muslim World League, which terrorism expert Andrew McCarthy describes as “the Muslim Brotherhood’s principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology.” The organization she leads, the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child, is part of the Muslim World League.

Her organization is not a moderate group that mistakenly got involved with the Muslim World League. Its charter is written by Brotherhood leaders including Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, an open supporter of Hamas. It is therefore unsurprising that the organization wants to get rid of laws against marital rape, permit marriage below the age of 18 and institute other elements of Sharia Law. She is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief (which the group she leads is part of), a group banned in Israel because it belongs to Qaradawi’s Union of Good, a network of “charities” set up to fund Hamas. The U.S. froze the Union of Good’s assets in November 2008.

If you have any remaining doubt that Dr. Saleha Abedin subscribes to Islamist ideology, look at a book she translated and published by her organization in 1999 titled, “Women in Islam.” It says that man-made laws enslave women, which is an undeniable call for Sharia Law. It calls for legislation based on Sharia Law, such as stoning adulterers and eliminating the death penalty for those who kill apostates. The Center for Security Policy has a 28-page analysis of it.

Huma Abedin’s late father, Dr. Syed Abedin, was also intimately involved with Islamists. He led the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs based in Saudi Arabia. It is backed by the Muslim World League and is an entity of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a very extreme Islamist group. The Institute also published Mrs. Abedin’s book. Huma herself was an assisstant editor of the Institute’s journal as far back as 1996 and as recently as 2008, which means she was there when it published her mother’s extremist book. This screenshot from September 2008 shows that Huma, her mother and brother were all simultaneously editors of the journal.

Huma Abedin’s brother, Hassan, had a fellowship with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, an entity that is very cozy with the Muslim Brotherhood, at the same exact time as Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi served on the board.

One close associate of the Abedin family is Abdullah Omar Naseef. He is the former Secretary-General of the Muslim World League. He founded the Rabita Trust, which had its assets frozen  by the U.S. government in October 2001 for its support of terrorist groups.

Huma’s father met Naseef when he was a visiting professor at King Abdul Aziz University, where Naseef was the dean. There are mixed reports about whether Naseef or Huma’s father originally created the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, but it was clearly a joint endeavor and was backed by Naseef’s Muslim World League. Huma, her mother and her brother have worked for the IMMA’s journal.

Naseef’s Rabita Trust has been renamed as Rabita al-Alam al-Islami. Huma’s mother is a member of it. Naseef and Huma’s mother are also on the Presidency Staff Council of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief together under the leadership of Qaradawi. Naseef was also on the board of the Oxford Centre for Islamic States alongside Qaradawi when Hassan Abedin had a fellowship there. Naseef remains the chairman of the board.

All of these ties are extensively documented and detailed by the Center for Security Policy, Andrew McCarthy, Nonie Darwish and former Islamist Walid Shoebat, who just wrote a 38-page paper on the topic. Top Republican leaders have harshly condemned the questions asked by Bachmann and her colleagues. Speaker of the House John Boehner, Rep. Jeff Flake, Sen. Scott Brown and Sen. Lindsey Graham (who now talks positively about the Brotherhood) all joined in. Sen. Marco Rubio went beyond the issue of Huma Abedin and said he didn’t believe the information in the letters altogether. But the most vocal attacker is Sen. John McCain:

“[the letters have] few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations of members of Huma’s family, none of which have been shown to harm or threaten the United States in any way. These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit. And they need to stop now,” McCain demanded.

The main criticism of Bachmann and her colleagues is that this is, in the words of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), “a six degrees of separation drinking game.” That’s a perception that the Brotherhood’s modus operandi creates.

For example, imagine you want to write about a mosque run by the Muslim Brotherhood through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust. You must prove that the mosque is owned by the Trust. You must then explain that the Trust is part of the Islamic Society of North America and that group is part of the Muslim Brotherhood. To someone unfamiliar with the Brotherhood, it can easily appear like an argument based on faulty guilt-by-association and multiple degrees of separation.

I was on Thom Hartmann’s radio show debating this topic and he dismissed the concerns because the security clearance vetting process is supposed to address them. In Part 4 of the MuslimBrotherhoodinAmerica.com course, Dr. J. Michael Waller explains two problems with the process today, partially because of the overwhelming amount of security checks that must be performed and daily quota requirements.

First, the reviewing personnel are focusing almost exclusively on evidence of illegal activity, such as that found in criminal records. Most Muslim Brotherhood operatives are going to avoid committing crimes. Secondly, the Muslim Brotherhood is a hostile foreign entity. During the Cold War, membership in the Communist Party meant that you were considered to be under the “operational control of a foreign entity.” The Muslim Brotherhood is not treated that way today.

The ridicule and outright dismissal of the letters’ overall concern about the Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups and individuals working with the U.S. government is more unsettling than the attacks on the specific Huma Abedin issue. The Muslim Brotherhood’s own documents state that it seeks to influence U.S. government proxy via front groups. Brotherhood operatives have claimed success in infiltrating the government as far back as 1988.

The letters’ concern about Brotherhood influence operations may sound like a fantasy, but such operations are to be expected. Foreign governments, companies, special interest groups, lobbyists and activists all try to influence the government. Why should we expect the Brotherhood to act any differently?

Huma Abedin isn’t being accused of being a terrorist or Brotherhood operative. She may very well be an anti-Islamist Muslim that has rejected the views of her family. If that is the case, she should tell her story and educate Americans about what she has learned about Islamism from her family members’ activities.

Read more here.

Suppose Michele Bachmann is right? (Islam seeks Supremacy, not Coexistence)

By Cal Thomas via WORLD Magazine

Like the ghosts of Shakespeare’s Banquo or Dickens’ Jacob Marley, the  specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph  McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on  the left, who use it as a tool to thwart legitimate questions about  people and ideologies that seek to destroy America.

According to many commentators, the McCarthy spirit has inhabited Rep.  Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. In several letters to high-ranking government  officials, Bachmann has raised questions about Huma Abedin, a  Muslim-American, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State  Hillary Clinton. Bachmann’s concern is Abedin’s relatives in the Middle  East, some of whom—such as Abedin’s mother—she claims “are  connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.”  Abedin’s job, according to Bachmann, “affords her routine access to the  secretary and to policymaking.” And, as a result of that access, says  Bachmann, “The State Department, and in several cases, the specific  direction of the secretary of state, have taken actions recently that  have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its  interests.”

Sen. John McCain says Abedin is “a dedicated American.” Even if he is  correct, the larger issue is being obscured. Many in government and the  media don’t want to face the possibility that infiltration is a tactic  of Islamic extremists who repeatedly say they want to destroy not only  Israel but the “Great Satan” America. Such objectives should be taken  seriously, given their violent history.

If you revile Rep. Bachmann, perhaps former British Prime Minister Tony  Blair is more to your liking. Charles Moore of the London Daily  Telegraph writes that Blair “… now thinks he underestimated the power  of the bad ‘narrative’ of Islamist extremists. That narrative—that  ‘The West oppresses Islam’—’is still there; if anything, it has  grown.’ It seeks ’supremacy, not coexistence.’” Blair also expressed  fear that “The West is asleep on this issue.”

Blair’s view is echoed in Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the  Terror Threat, a new book by Michael Widlanski, a specialist in Arab  politics and a former journalist for mainstream publications such as The  New York Times, the Cox Newspapers-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The  Jerusalem Post. Widlanski’s main point is that political correctness has  stifled the West’s ability to understand and fight terror.

Among Widlanski’s criticisms is that the West “came to rely on ‘experts’  without field experience in, or scant knowledge of, the Middle East:  people who do not speak the languages, did not study the cultures, and do  not know the history. Even worse, some ‘experts’ have been forgiving  and even sympathetic to the terrorists and their aims.”

National Public Radio reported last month that “The FBI has conducted  more than 100 investigations into suspected Islamic extremists within  the military.”

What else would infiltration look like? It’s more than an academic  question, or a subject for spy novelists. Those who attack Michele  Bachmann should answer it.

It might look like CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations,  which sent a nasty letter to Bachmann concerning her comments about Ms.  Abedin. CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, wrote, “We remain  eternally grateful that, like Sen. Joseph McCarthy before you, your  power is limited, enumerated, and constrained by our nation’s  constitution.”

According to The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (GMBDR), “an  intelligence digest covering developments in the worldwide Muslim  Brotherhood network,” documents released in the 2007 Holy Land trial in  Dallas, in which federal prosecutors brought charges against the Holy  Land Foundation for funding Hamas and other “Islamic terrorist  organizations,” revealed the founders and current leadership of CAIR  were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood. A recent  post on the GMBDR website discussed an interview with the deputy leader  of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, in which he confirms a relationship  between his organization and CAIR.

Investigative research posted by the GMBDR “has determined that CAIR had  its origins in the U.S. Hamas infrastructure and CAIR and its leaders  have a long history of defending almost all individuals accused of  terrorism by the U.S. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a  ‘war on Islam.’”

In 2009, according to GMBDR, a U.S. federal judge ruled, “The government  has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA  (Islam in North America), and NAIT (North American Islamic Trust) with  (Holy Land Foundation), the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with  Hamas.”

This is what infiltration looks like.

Government and media elites may not like to hear it from Rep. Bachmann,  but suppose her concerns are valid? If people are uncomfortable with  her, they can listen to Tony Blair. All ties between Americans and  Islamic extremist groups need further and serious investigation.

Read more here.