DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties

From The Hill.Com

Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.

Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to “connect the dots.” He said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”

Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material—the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.

After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack.

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Islamic Supremacism Does Business in U.S. Via a Turkish Cult: Gulen Movement is an Engine for “Civilization Jihad”

Press Release from Center for Security Policy in Washington DC

(Washington, D.C.): It has become increasingly apparent that the United States is not only confronting a violent effort by Islamic supremacists to impose the program they call shariah on the rest of the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, alike.  Dangerous as jihadist terrorism is, America – and the rest of the Free World, for that matter – also face what amounts to a pre-violent assault.
The Muslim Brotherhood calls this stealthy, seditious effort to “destroy us from within” a “civilization jihad.”  One of its prime practitioners in this country is the Gulen Movement, a cult/business empire led by a reclusive Turkish expatriate, Fethullah Gulen, who operates from within an armed camp in the Poconos.
This movement and its penetration of our country is the subject of an important new monograph published as part of the Center for Security Policy’s Civilization Jihad Reader Series: The Gulen Movement: Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and Its Contribution to Civilization Jihad in America. It is co-authored by two members of the Center’s senior leadership team: Vice President for Outreach Christopher Holton and Clare Lopez, Vice President for Research and Analysis.

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The narrative and muslim double speak.

So you take a course in ‘international calligraphy’ and naturally writing Arabic would be part of it. And one might assume that in the many regions of the Earth inhabited by any number of hundreds of millions of Arabic speakers, some of them might have written something worth copying, or even have your own thoughts translated to Arabic and then learn to write them with cool pens.

So how interesting is this story where the one thing they could find to teach public school students in Virginia to write out is the Islamic declaration of faith, the ‘shahada’.

From NECN.com:

In a lesson Friday on the Middle East, students were presented with an Islamic statement of faith written in Arabic calligraphy, superintendent Eric Bond told The News Leader.

“The students were presented with the statement to demonstrate the complex artistry of the written language used in the Middle East, and were asked to attempt to copy it in order to give the students an idea of the artistic complexity of the calligraphy,” a statement Bond gave the paper said.

The article goes on to explain how people’s objections show islamophobia of course and muslims are, as usual, the victim of trying to trick, force and kill people into accepting the tenets of their gang.

There is good news though. In future the class plans to use non-religious material as a template. Perhaps just swearing an oath to the Islamic State or something.

H/T PePi

Ex-Neighbor Of San Bernardino Shooter Charged As ‘Straw Purchaser’ Of Assault Rifles

CBS News

[…] According to the affidavit, Marquez moved to Riverside and met next-door neighbor Farook in approximately 2005. After their initial meeting, Farook introduced Marquez to Islam, and, in 2007, Marquez converted to Islam, prosecutors said.

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In late 2011, according to the affidavit, Marquez and Farook started planning to use firearms and explosives to carry out terrorist acts – attacks that Marquez told investigators were designed to maximize the number of casualties that could be inflicted.

The affidavit recounts a recent interview with Marquez in which he is said to have admitted making plans with Farook to attack the library or cafeteria at Riverside Community College (RCC), where both men had been students.

The plan allegedly was to throw pipe bombs into the cafeteria area from an elevated position on the second floor, and then to shoot people as they fled, according to prosecutors.

Marquez and Farook also allegedly planned to attack eastbound lanes of State Route 91 (SR-91) during afternoon rush hour, according to the affidavit. Marquez told investigators that they chose a particular section of the freeway because there were no exits, which would increase the number of targets in the eastbound lanes.

The plan, prosecutors say, was for Farook to throw pipe bombs on to the freeway, which they believed would disable vehicles and stop traffic. Farook allegedly planned to then move among stopped vehicles, shooting into them, while Marquez shot into vehicles from a position on a nearby hillside.

Marquez allegedly said that he would watch for law enforcement and emergency vehicles, and his priority was to shoot law enforcement before shooting life-saving personnel.

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DHS Whistleblower Philip Haney in Open Letter to Congress: No Confidence in Administration’s Vetting Process

A report from a DHS Whistle Blower, Philip B. Haney

WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2015): Today,  13-year Department of Homeland Security veteran, Philip Haney, released an open letter to Members of Congress, writing that he, “no longer [has] the confidence this administration can adequately vet or screen refugees or immigrants from Islamic countries.” (full text below)
Since becoming a whistleblower, Haney has met repeatedly with Members of Congress and their staffs in closed-door sessions, warning them of both the inadequacies of the Obama administration’s screening processes and the shut down of his investigation into extremist groups tied to both perpetrators of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
On Fox News, Haney described an ill-advised action by DHS’ Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to terminate an investigation into groups associated to the Deobandi Movement and other Islamist groups. http://bit.ly/1IK0ML6
“This investigation could possibly have prevented the San Bernardino jihadist attack by identifying its perpetrators, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, based on their associations with these groups.”
 
About Philip Haney
Philip Haney served in Passenger Analysis Units at the Department of Homeland Security in Atlanta and at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center. His responsibilities included in-depth research into individuals and organizations with potential links to terrorism. After almost a year of research and tracking the Deobandi movement, Department of Homeland Security stopped the investigation, at the request of the Department of State and its own Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division, claiming that tracking individuals related to these groups was a violation of the travellers’ civil liberties. Haney says, “The administration was more concerned about the civil rights and liberties of foreign Islamic groups with terrorist ties than the safety and security of Americans.”
15 December, 2015
An Open Letter to Members of Congress:
In the aftermath of the most devastating and lethal jihadist attack in the United States since 9/11, Americans are rightly angry their government will not face the problem of Islamic terrorism honestly. I know this first-hand.
During my 13 years at the Department of Homeland Security, I worked tirelessly to identify and prevent terrorism in the United States. As a recognized “founding member” of DHS, it was among my responsibilities to raise concern, not only about the individuals primed for imminent attack, but about the networks and ideological support that makes those terrorist attacks possible.
I investigated numerous groups such as the Deobandi Movement, Tablighi Jamaat, and al-Huda as their members traveled into and out of the United States in the course of my work. Many were traveling on the visa waiver program, which minimizes the checks and balances due to agreements with the countries involved. But the scrutiny we were authorized to apply was having results. This investigation could possibly have prevented the San Bernardino jihadist attack by identifying its perpetrators, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, based on their associations with these groups.
Almost a year into this investigation, it was halted by the State Department and the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. They not only stopped us from connecting more dots, the records of our targets were deleted from the shared DHS database. The combination of Farook’s involvement with the Dar Al Uloom Al Islamiyah Mosque and Malik’s attendance at al-Huda would have indicated, at minimum, an urgent need for comprehensive screening. Instead, Malik was able to avoid serious vetting upon entering the United States on a fiancé visa—and more than a dozen Americans are dead as a result.
The investigation was not stopped because it was ineffective, it was stopped because the Administration told us the civil rights of the foreign nationals we were investigating could be violated. When did foreign nationals gain civil rights in the United States, especially when they are associated with groups we already know are involved in terrorist activity? Based on what I have seen in the Department of Homeland Security, I no longer have the confidence this administration can adequately vet or screen refugees or immigrants from Islamic countries.
I took my story to the American people last week. Remarkably this week, DHS’ former acting under-secretary for intelligence and analysis, John Cohen, told ABC News that under the direction of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, potential immigrants’ social media activity was off-limits to those responsible for screening.
Just as they did when they halted my investigation in 2012—which could have provided key intelligence and potentially saved over a dozen lives—DHS described a potential “civil liberties backlash” if the law enforcement officials tasked with keeping our country secure did the most basic checks on potential travelers, immigrants and refugees. Parents checking on someone their child may be dating look at social media, but our law enforcement officials can’t?
This administration has a deadly blind spot when it comes to Islamic terrorism. It is not willing to allow proper vetting and screening of refugees or immigrants from Islamic countries; Congress must take action to defend the security of the American people.
I understand the desire to welcome as many immigrants and refugees as possible, especially those fleeing dangerous conflict zones. However, this administration has handcuffed law enforcement officials tasked with vetting these individuals appropriately and that places the American people in danger.
Philip B. Haney

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US based on freedom of speech. Unless you criticize the dogma that drives jihad. Then you will be prosecuted.

(And remember to report anything suspicious. Unless its islamic terror related. Then say nothing or get sued and humiliated)

Loretta Lynch Vows to Prosecute Those Who Use ‘Anti-Muslim’ Speech That ‘Edges Toward Violence’

The day after a horrific shooting spree by a “radicalized” Muslim man and his partner in San Bernardino, California, Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged to a group of Muslim activists that she would take aggressive action against anyone who used “anti-Muslim rhetoric” that “edges toward violence.”

Speaking to the audience at the Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner Thursday, Lynch said her “greatest fear” is the “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric” in America and vowed to prosecute any guilty of what she deemed violence-inspiring speech. She said:

The fear that you have just mentioned is in fact my greatest fear as a prosecutor, as someone who is sworn to the protection of all of the American people, which is that the rhetoric will be accompanied by acts of violence. My message to not just the Muslim community but to the entire American community is: we cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.

Assuring the pro-Muslim group that “we stand with you,” Lynch said she would use her Justice Department to protect Muslims from “violence” and discrimination.

Claiming that violence against Muslims is on the rise and citing France’s clamp down on potentially radicalized mosques, Lynch suggested the Constitution does not protect “actions predicated on violent talk” and pledged to prosecute those responsible for such actions.

“When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American,” said Lynch. “They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”

“My message not just to the Muslim community but to all Americans is ‘We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on,'” said Lynch.

It is painfully clear that, like her predecessor Eric Holder, Lynch is far more concerned with promoting the social justice agenda than protecting the Constitutional rights of American citizens. What exactly is speech that “edges toward violence”? What exactly are “actions predicated on violent talk”? In the end, it is whatever she decides it to mean.

Loretta Lynch, at a press conference yesterday, termed the San Bernardino shootings a “wonderful opportunity” to change the nature of police work:

We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.

H/T M.

Seven links on Turkey, Russia and the Islamic State

1. Turkey feels that Russia should appologize for having its jet and rescue copter shot down and its pilots killed by Turkey and Turkish agents

2. I am not at liberty to say where I got the following bit of information at the moment but it is a source I know and I hope to have an interview with the source soon.

Meanwhile, the text below is verbatim from my email:

a message to me:

Xxxxxxxx, Turkish MIT & CIA have been working together for a few years. There is an entire warehouse full of weapons in Adana that belongs to the U.S. Consulate.

I’ll try to arrange an interview with someone that worked there.

3. In the article that was written in the spring, and which the Turkish government took down and only today, arrested the journalists who wrote it, (who may face life in prison now) the basic story ran that Erdogan was using the Turkish secret service to run large amounts of weapons and ordnance to the Islamic State fighters known as Turkmen.

Here is an article on who they are as related to the downing of the Russian jet and rescue heli

Syria’s Turkmen: who they are, and what they have to do with Russia’s downed plane

After Turkish forces shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane on the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday morning, disturbing reports emerged that members of a Syrian rebel group claimed to have killed the Russian pilots as they descended with parachutes after ejecting from their destroyed plane.

“Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air,” Alpaslan Celik, a rebel commander, told Reuters.

To understand why Celik’s rebels would even claim to do this, you need to know a little bit about who they are. These rebels aren’t part of Syria’s Arab majority: They’re Turkmen, an ethnically Turkish minority in Syria that plays a unique role in the Syrian conflict — one that may have had something to do with the downing of Russia’s aircraft in the first place.

4. BBC link to the story about the Turkish journalists arrested in Turkey

5. Turkey makes the bizarre claim that it didn’t know the jet was Russian

(This begs a lot of questions even if true, which Ezra dealt with well in his video of yesterday)

6. Putin recommends tourism to Turkey ends from Russia

7. Turkey accuses Russia of slander as Moscow has 39 businessmen arrested in wake of downed plane

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged accusations of treachery and slander on Thursday, as the diplomatic fall out of Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane continued to mount.

The public recriminations came as Russia prepared to impose a swathe of punishing economic sanctions against Turkey, including abandoning a flagship pipeline project and a $20 billion nuclear power deal.

A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian SU-24 bomber as it carried out a mission against rebel fighters near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday morning. Turkey claims the Russian aircraft violated its airspace, while Russian officials say the shooting down happened over Syrian territory.

 

 

Thank you Shabnam, CB Sashenka, M., Yucki, Wrath of Khan, and more.

Another example in a near infinite list of media and law enforcement betrayal of the people and the truth behind news stories

FOX at least managed to tell enough of the truth here to tell us that indeed, the California muslim named something or other Mohamed was indeed waging an act of jihad and he made it clear in his manifesto which was in his pocket and that the press nor the govt. has seen fit to let the public, you know those pesky people actually at risk by this insane policy of insisting the religion of islam has nothing to with the constant spate of attacks, killings and terrorist acts we have been dealing with off and on for 1400 years from religious muslims.

A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow “to cut someone’s head off” and as many as five reminders to “praise Allah,” law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new dark ages.

From The Daily Caller

School District Outlaws Depiction Of ‘ANY RELIGIOUS LEADER’ After Mom Protests Muhammad Drawing
A school district superintendent in semi-rural Southern California has completely outlawed all drawings of all religious leaders on campus because a history teacher assigned a vocabulary worksheet that asked students to draw images of Muhammad.

Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District superintendent Brent Woodard implemented the far-reaching ban after a single parent complained, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

The seventh-grade history assignment at High Desert School in Acton, Calif. was a worksheet called “Vocabulary Pictures: The Rise of Islam.” It featured several words including Quran, Mecca, Bedouins and Muhammad. There was space for students to sketch their own images representing the various words.

The parent who found the assignment offensive is Melinda Van Stone, a chiropractor in nearby Palmdale.

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Ben Carson in the Media today

1. Ben Carson doubles down. Explains that to protect women’s rights you have to protect against Islam

2. Ben Carson on the series of videos exposing the crimes of Planned Parenthood.

(The fact that what PP does are crimes are unrelated to the question of abortion. It is against the law to sell tissue in that manner period)

3. Bill O’ReillynSeptember 25, 2015 Muslim-Americans and Ben Carson

Thank you M.

‘Hannity’ Investigation: Do Muslims Believe Sharia Law Supersedes the U.S. Constitution?

The muslim spokesperson naturally spins the hell out of it. Muslims are obliged to overturn local law and implement the sharia. It is the central thesis of islam. By democracy, by warfare, by subversion, by deception and all of the above but it must be done.

‘Terror’ Trucker – Suspected Extremist Lands Commercial License – School Bus Driver? – Fox & Friends

Minnesota terror suspect gets a Class A trucking license

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – A Minnesota man, who Homeland Security identifies as a terror suspect who is on the “No Fly” list, now has his Class A commercial license, which will allow him to drive semi-trucks.

The FOX 9 Investigators revealed last May that Amir Meshal was attempting to get his Class A license from a Twin Cities truck driving school. The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirms he was granted the license after passing a road test on August 8. A spokesperson said Meshal has also applied for a school bus endorsement, pending the outcome of a criminal background check.

In May 2014, Meshal was removed and trespassed from a Bloomington, Minn. mosque, Al Farooq, after he was suspected of radicalizing young people who would later travel to Syria. According to the police report, religious leaders said, “We have concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth.” Meshal had previously been asked to leave an Eden Prairie, Minn. mosque for similar reasons.

H/T M&CB Sashenka

Sterling Heights USA. City council meeting to approve an application to built a giant mosque is met with a lot of opposition.

Here is an extraordinary moment from a planning council meeting to approve a mosque in the US. Within the first minute, the muslim seeking the application claims that islam is essentially a sect of Christianity. The audience demonstrates a greater knowledge of Islam than they might have 10 years ago. There is also an implied threat in the presentation for the mosque.

Detailed article here.

An opponent of the application speaks:

More testimony against the mosque application

Will post more as it comes in and those who have more on it please post to comments. It is fascinating how quickly a population has learned enough to oppose a mosque for the right reasons. This is an enormous shift in the culture. Hopefully all these good people will watch the Gavin Boby lectures about the effects on an area a mosque has and be more effective at opposing them at council meetings in future.

Thank you M for this.

Charles Murray: America’s Government Is ‘Irreparably Broken’

Charles Murray wrote the amazing book, ‘Human Accomplishment’, a brilliant and interesting read, and co-authored the first book I ever read because all the reviews were so negative and nearly all written by people who attmitted they hand’t read the book and the rest clearly didn’t understand it, The Bell Curve.