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The Call to Jihad:

“Radicalizing” Muslim Youth in America


Dear Elaine,

We now frequently read how people like the Ft. Hood jihadist and the “Underwear Bomber” have been “radicalized.” But have you noticed that very few officials in government or members of the “establishment” media ask what is “radicalizing” these people?

This past Tuesday, our friends at Front Page Magazine conducted an interview with Dave Gaubatz (see below, highlights added), co-author of the explosive blockbuster book Muslim Mafia.

Here’s one excerpt from the interview:


The message is clear: “Islam is a religion of Jihad, in peace and in war. Jihad is one of the noblest principles of Islam.” The manual where this message is found is titled, “A Guide for The Young Muslim.” The manual further describes Jihad as being physical fighting against their enemies and oppressors. It is admired to be a “martyr.” This book was found in northern VA, and a CAIR pamphlet was beside it.
Every homegrown jihadist arrested last year either acknowledged or had access to materials calling for jihad.

A primary goal of ACT! for America is, over time, to persuade enough policy makers and elected officials, at all levels, that our national security strategy must include action that addresses the ideological “call to jihad.”

Another topic Gaubatz addresses in the interview is the lawsuit CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has filed against him. He says that CAIR executives have said things that “amount as a threat” against him!

Did you know we have nearly 40,000 signatures on our petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR? If you haven’t yet signed, please click here and help push us over 40,000!




http://frontpagemag.com/2010/02/09/islam%e2%80%99s-child-martyrs-in-america/


Islam’s Child Martyrs in America
Posted By Jamie Glazov On February 9, 2010 @ 12:13 am In FrontPage

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dave Gaubatz, the first U.S. civilian (1811) Federal Agent deployed to Iraq in 2003. He is the owner of DG Counter-terrorism Publishing [2]. He is currently conducting a 50 State Counter-terrorism Research Tour (CTRT). He is the co-author (with Paul Sperry) of the new book, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America. [3] He can be contacted at davegaubatz@gmail.com [4] and his site is MuslimMafiaInternational.com [5].

[6]

FP: Dave Gaubatz, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about jihadi torture videos that have come into your possession and also about Islam’s child martyrs in America.

But first, give us some updates on your new research in terms of counter-terrorism.

Gaubatz: Thank you Jamie.

I just returned from DC, MD, PA, WV, VA, and NJ conducting various counter-terrorism (CT) research. I would like to say that while various realms of our government are doing an outstanding job in protecting our families from future Islamic based terrorist attacks, we have several serious problems. One of them is that our President doesn’t even officially have any type of plans on a “War on Terrorism.” Sadly, we are being overtaken by these groups. I meet Americans and other concerned citizens from Canada and the UK, and they know America and their countries are slowly/patiently being overtaken from within, while their leaders are ignoring the national threats.

FP: Give us some specifics on what you have recently discovered.

Gaubatz: I am beginning to see more and more violent material published and distributed to young Muslim children advocating killing Jews and Christians, and how to conduct treason/sedition inside America and to ultimately take our country down as we know it.

CAIR (Muslim Brotherhood) strongly informs its followers to not assist our law enforcement agencies and to not conduct slander and backbiting against Islamic leaders. Within Sharia law there are severe penalties for undermining the efforts of the ‘Islamic Ummah’ (Nation) and their specific target of a worldwide Ummah under Sharia law.

I have been provided hundreds of DVD’s originally videotaped by Islamic terrorist groups while they conducted torture and killings of people (even Muslims) who have helped their enemies (Israel, America, UK, Canada, etc…) to further (in their opinion) oppress the Muslim Ummah.

FP: Talk a bit more about these videos.

Gaubatz: This part of my work is very depressing because I have to review the most extreme animal actions by terrorist groups on innocent people, to include young children. I reviewed hundreds of videos the American people and law enforcement do not get to see, and our government does not want the American people to see. Why? I will explain later. I witnessed innocent people being slaughtered like animals. The Islamic terrorist groups had children cut and behead a fellow Muslim. In addition several young Muslim men had to stand in line and wait their turn to have their tongues removed by an al-Qaeda member with a razor blade. Several men had to put their arm on a board and a terrorist used a baseball to break his arm. Then he had to put his other arm out for the same treatment.

These are the type of people CAIR supports and even our government supports. The IRS grants CAIR and other such organizations non-profit organizational status and tax free benefits, while you and I are forced to pay taxes to support the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. Something doesn’t seem right and politicians who protect these groups will lose in the end. The American people will not allow our children to suffer at the hands of terrorist groups.

FP: Share with us how Muslim children are being taught to kill “oppressors” of Islam, even inside America.

Gaubatz: For many years I have tracked the materials coming into America from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan specifically. Based on my research, these two countries are responsible for distributing jihadi materials, not just to adults, but to Muslim youth right here in America.

The message is clear: “Islam is a religion of Jihad, in peace and in war. Jihad is one of the noblest principles of Islam.” The manual where this message is found is titled, “A Guide for The Young Muslim.” The manual further describes Jihad as being physical fighting against their enemies and oppressors. It is admired to be a “martyr.” This book was found in northern VA, and a CAIR pamphlet was beside it.

“Martyrdom means transfusion of blood into a society, especially a society from anemia. It is the martyr who infuses fresh blood into the veins of the society.” The manual in which this teaching was contained was found in VA (again alongside a CAIR brochure). It is titled “The Martyr” and was originally printed in Houston, TX.

I would like to explain how the above statement is applicable here in America and reaches Muslim children. When Maj. Hasan murdered the innocent people at Fort Hood, he was trying to revitalize the Muslim people to not lose hope, to continue pursuing the agenda of al-Qaeda and others, and most importantly to let them know there are “martyrs” working inside America who are ready to die for Islam. He is 100% correct. Sleeper cells are alive and well not only in America, but Canada, the UK, and most countries worldwide.

(Continue reading interview)


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Video: “This is ACT! for America”

by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

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Dear Elaine,

Last year, after assembling footage of ACT! for America events, chapter leader activities, and our lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, we created a video entitled “This is ACT! for America.”

Just this past week we posted this exciting video on YouTube. We hope that when you click here to view it you will be as proud as we are of all that has happened in a short time and everything our organization is accomplishing.

None of our successes, our organizational growth, or our increasing influence, would be possible without the faithful financial support of members like you.

We are now 14 days into our 30 day “ACT! IMPACT! 2010” campaign. As the thermometer at the right shows, we are 31% of our way toward our goal of 1,010 new monthly contributing Patriot Partners and Contributing Members, those who make one-time contributions.

If you are one of those who have responded, we thank you for helping us raise the funds we need for our first three projects of this year:



  • The Congressional Scorecard
  • “Effective Contact” online grassroots lobbying software and service
  • The full-page ad calling for a government investigation of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) in Washington, DC’s “Roll Call” newspaper.
If we are going to reach our 30 day goal we need to get 50% of the way there in the next few days.

If you haven’t yet responded, will you do so today by clicking here and becoming either a monthly contributing Patriot Partner or making a one-time gift?

(If you would like to make a one-time gift, but prefer to mail a check, please click here to print out a reply form to mail with your check.)

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In that case, a video is worth 10,000 words. The video “This is ACT! for America” tells the story that only video can tell.

And every person who has made a contribution, started a chapter, attended a chapter meeting, signed a petition, forwarded our emails, or told someone about us, is part of that story that is on its way to making history.

YOU are part of that story.

There are more chapters of the story yet to be written. Please click here and respond today so those chapters will be even more successful than the chapters that have been written so far.

Yours for America,


Guy Rodgers

P.S. Please feel free to forward this email to others so they, too, will have the opportunity to see this video.


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The news items, blogs, educational materials and other information in our emails and on our website are only intended to provide information, news and commentary on events and issues related to the threat of radical Islam. Much of this information is based upon media sources, such as the AP wire services, newspapers, magazines, books, online news blog and news services, and radio and television, which we deem to be reliable. However, we have undertaken no independent investigation to verify the accuracy of the information reported by these media sources. We therefore disclaim all liability for false or inaccurate information from these media sources. We also disclaim all liability for the third-party information that may be accessed through the material referenced in our emails or posted on our website.
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The Fallout Continues

Dear Elaine,

The fallout continues after the Ft. Hood jihadist massacre and the near-miss terrorist act of the “Underwear Bomber.”





  • Our friend Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim, former Naval officer, and the president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, penned a commentary yesterday in which he correctly criticizes the Pentagon’s 84 page report that purported to assess the reasons for the Ft. Hood jihadist attack.

    If you would like to read Mr. Jasser’s insightful analysis please click here.

  • On Sunday, a Dallas Morning News article contained this chilling sentence:

    “But Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan wasn't the only one working on a Texas Army base the day of the shooting who had links to radical Islamists.”

    The writer was referring to Louay Safi, a high-ranking official in ISNA, the Islamic Society of North America. The article notes that, in spite of Safi’s questionable public statements and connections with militant Muslims, he has been retained by the military to teach our soldiers about Islam!
  • In a February 5th article on our friend Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) website, we read that Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “Underwear Bomber,” spent two weeks in Houston attending a course conducted by the AlMaghrib Institute.

    According to the article, this was the third AlMaghrib course Abdulmutallab had taken.

    This article tells us a great deal about the kind of “education” Abdulmutallab was getting—right here in the United States—and sheds light on what motivated Abdulmutallab to decide to engage in jihad.

    For instance, videotapes obtained by IPT show the Houston director of AlMaghrib glorifying jihad and honoring a man who was sentenced to life in prison for soliciting jihadists to wage war against the United States.

    The article begs the question, at what point do jihadists, who train others in jihad, lose their rights to free speech in our country?

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What’s Going On Here?

Dear Elaine,



  • A February 2nd CNN story reports that some Democrats in the Congress are now joining Republicans in opposing President Obama’s decision to try terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian criminal courts.
  • The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, a high priority bill for ACT! for America, passed both the House and Senate with strong bi-partisan support.
  • Syndicated columnist Michael Barone, in an op-ed entitled “Easy on the Enemy,” wrote that, after President Obama’s outreach speeches to the Muslim world, “terrorists did not say, ‘Gosh, now that Obama is closing Guantanamo and terrorists are being given Miranda rights, I've got to change my mind and decide that the United States is a really nifty country and that freedom and democracy are good things after all.’”
  • Even Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, in the commentary posted below, made this remarkable statement: “There is almost nothing the Obama administration does regarding terrorism that makes me feel safer.” Wow.
What’s going on here?

These words and actions are more evidence of the tide turning in America. People are demanding leadership, action and answers.

We are now nine days into our 30 day “ACT! IMPACT! 2010” campaign, and we are 23% of the way to our goal of 1010 new Patriot Partners and Contributing Members to help us fund the first wave of our critical programs for this year.

Every person reading this email should be immensely encouraged by how the tide is turning. Because this means that everything we do this year will have a more powerful impact and have a greater potential for winning victories than at any time since ACT! for America was founded a little over two years ago!

That’s why now, more than ever, is the time for us to ACT!

We want to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to each of you who have already signed up to be a Patriot Partner or made a one-time gift as a Contributing Member.

Your “thank you” gift from us should be arriving at your home soon.

If you haven’t yet responded, and you can afford to do something, please click here and choose either the Patriot Partner monthly contribution option or the one-time gift Contributing Member option.

(If you’d like to mail a one-time gift, please click here to print out a reply form.)

If only 1 person in 100 getting this email responds today, we will reach our goal. Can we count on you to be that one person?

Every gift counts, no matter the size! Thank you!




Obama administration is tone-deaf to concerns about terrorism


By Richard Cohen
Tuesday, February 2, 2010


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/01/AR2010020102854.html

There is almost nothing the Obama administration does regarding terrorism that makes me feel safer. Whether it is guaranteeing captured terrorists that they will not be waterboarded, reciting terrorists their rights, or the legally meandering and confusing rule that some terrorists will be tried in military tribunals and some in civilian courts, what is missing is a firm recognition that what comes first is not the message sent to America's critics but the message sent to Americans themselves. When, oh when, will this administration wake up?

Bit by bit, circumstances are forcing President Obama and his aides to come to grips with reality. The
original plan to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the so-called Sept. 11 mastermind, in New York City has apparently been aborted. It finally occurred to the Justice Department that cordoning off much of Lower Manhattan and placing a security perimeter around the financial district not only would cost something like $200 million a year but also would destroy the economy of the area. A trial there would give KSM, as he is called, a second shot at devastating downtown New York.

It is amazing that no one thought this through. Published reports say that the
Justice Department informed Mayor Michael Bloomberg of its plan just about the time it was announced. This alacrity was clearly the product of some excitement down at Justice -- yet another chance to show the world that George W. Bush was gone and with him the odious attempts to treat terrorists as if they were, well, terrorists. A civilian trial! Right in the heart of Manhattan! Obama ought to ask his friend Attorney General Eric Holder what in the world he was thinking -- just as we might ask Obama why he has such faith in Holder's judgment.

In a similar example of poor judgment, an undoubtedly delighted
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was told he had something called Miranda rights and could, if he so chose, cease talking about allegedly attempting to blow up a jetliner as it approached Detroit on Christmas Day. Abdulmutallab was Mirandized after just 50 minutes of interrogation and he, having probably seen more than his share of "Law & Order" episodes, promptly shut up.




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Post  Admin on Fri 29 Jan 2010, 10:35 pm

Increased Threat — Increased Opportunity
by Brigitte Gabriel


Dear Elaine,

Findings from a recent national poll (see story below, highlights added) confirm what we have been saying—Americans feel less safe and are losing confidence in the Obama administration to protect them from terrorism.

We ARE less safe. That is a fact. And that is the threat.

But with this increased threat comes a greater opportunity to combat the threat.

Because Americans are more concerned and more anxious, they are looking for answers, leadership, and action. Who will answer the call?

ACT! for America is poised to provide those answers, that leadership, and that action. For instance, while I can’t go into detail, as I write this we are working behind the scenes with Members of Congress to craft new legislation to better protect Americans from the threat of Islamic terrorism.

We have ambitious plans this year for a Congressional Scorecard, a Voter Guide, and a state-of-the-art online grassroots lobbying program to help you contact your Members of Congress more easily and effectively.

But we need YOUR HELP to step up and answer the call. No other organization in America is positioned to do what we can do this year to combat Islamic terrorism and make America safer.

If you haven’t already responded, will you join the ACT! IMPACT! 2010 campaign today? We need “1010 for 2010” to answer the call.

We need 505 people to become online monthly contributing Patriot Partners.

We need 505 people to become Contributing Members by making a one-time contribution (you can do so either online or by printing out a reply form and mailing a check).

When you click here, and make the biggest monthly or one-time gift you can afford, you will be part of the 1010 who are empowering ACT! for America to answer the call and meet the need.

For everyone who is able to financially help, now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Now is the time to ACT!

Let history record that, in early 2010, patriotic Americans answered the call and helped set America on a new course in response to the threat of radical Islam and Islamic terrorism. We won’t be able to change the course overnight—but every journey starts with a first step.

This is the time for us to take a big step. Please become one of our “1010 for 2010” and click here to help us successfully launch our ACT! IMPACT! 2010 campaign.

Thank you!


Brigitte Gabriel




Public Detects A Softness On Terrorism

By RAGHAVAN MAYUR
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=518855


Americans are concerned about the Obama administration's approach to national security, with ideology a major influence on where they stand. As liberals support Obama's policies, nonliberals back tougher approaches.

These are the key findings from the latest IBD/TIPP poll of 923 Americans completed on Jan. 9. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Twelve percent of Americans list national security as the second-most important issue facing the country. Only the economy and jobs rank higher, with 49%.

An overarching read of the poll data is that Americans view administration policies as soft. Only liberals support them.

Security issues raised by the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, are a case in point. Lawmakers last week questioned the wisdom of trying Abdulmutallab in civilian courts instead of a military tribunal.

It's not clear whether Abdulmutallab, a potential treasure trove of intelligence, was read his Miranda rights too early, before the intelligence agencies extracted all the intelligence from him. That becomes more relevant since Abdulmutallab told the FBI he'd been trained and armed by al-Qaida operatives in Yemen and that we could expect more bombers coming from that country.

Most Americans (61%) are against giving Miranda rights to captured terrorists; only 31% support the policy. By ideology, 74% of conservatives and 54% of moderates oppose it. But a majority of liberals 51%) support the policy.

The ideological split can also been seen on whether the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be closed. This is a priority issue for the administration, but Americans overall continue to oppose closing Gitmo by a 2-to-1 margin. Conservatives oppose closure by 81% to 9%, and moderates by 53% to 36%. Only liberals support closing the facility, by 60% to 28%.

Another example is the prosecution of U.S. officials who ordered enhanced interrogation techniques against captured terrorists. Most Americans have consistently opposed the idea. In our latest poll 58% oppose prosecution and 32% support the action.

Conservatives oppose prosecution 68% to 23%, and moderates are 57% to 36% against. But liberals favor the action 54% to 38%.

How does Obama compare with his predecessor on national security? A year ago, nearly one-half (49%) of Americans said the policies of the Bush administration made the U.S. safer from terrorism. For the current administration, this measure dropped to 26% in July 2009, 28% in September, 29% in October and 26% this month.

Over the same time, the share of Americans who feel either "very safe" or "somewhat safe" has also declined. Four of five Americans (82%) stated they felt safe a year ago. The same metric declined to 73% in July 2009, to 69% in October and to 67% this month.

In addition to specific actions, symbolic moves, such as replacing the term "war on terror" with "overseas contingency operations" and "act of terror" with "man-caused disaster," might also be contributing to the perception of administration policies as soft.

In sum, the appeal for the administration's policies is limited to liberals who make up just 16% of the electorate. Most Americans identify themselves as conservatives (50%) or moderates (34%).

Last Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts is an example of the popularity of tougher policies. Senator-elect Scott Brown came across as being tougher on terror than his opponent. He also stated he did not believe waterboarding was torture.


Mayur is president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, which directs the IBD/TIPP Poll that was the most accurate in the last two presidential elections.


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ACT! IMPACT! 2010

by [color:e567=#000]Brigitte Gabriel


Now, more than ever, ACT! for America is poised to make a huge impact on the threat of radical Islam.

Today, with more homegrown jihadists than ever, the panty bomber reminding us that al Qaeda and bin Laden are vowing more attacks, and the foolhardy “mirandizing” of terrorists, America is clearly less safe than it was a year ago.

Americans know it and are looking for answers, action, and leadership.

With your help, ACT! for America can give them the answers they need, the leadership they deserve, and the action our country will thank us for!

That’s why today I’m launching our 30 day “1,010 for 2010” campaign to kick off our BIG PLANS for this year!

This campaign is looking for 1,010 people to either:



  • become a monthly contributing Patriot Partner, or
  • become a Contributing Member by making a one-time contribution.
By clicking here and choosing either the Patriot Partner option or the Contributing Member option, you will provide us the funds we need for a successful ACT! IMPACT! 2010.

Below are highlights of just three of our projects for 2010 which you can help make happen as the spearhead of ACT! IMPACT! 2010.

2010 Congressional Scorecard

This Congressional Scorecard tells how each Member of Congress voted on key bills and amendments that affect our national security. After publishing our first Congressional Scorecard in 2008 we were flooded with emails of gratitude for this invaluable service. (To see ACT! for America’s 2008 Congressional Scorecard, click here, then scroll down and click on the links on the left).

Just think of the impact we can have this election year when hundreds of thousands of people log on to our website to find out how their elected Members of Congress voted on key bills and amendments!! You can make this happen!!

ACT! for America needs $30,000 to create and maintain this important resource. By clicking here and becoming either a monthly contributing Patriot Partner or making a one-time contribution, you will help ACT! for America make this a reality.

“Effective Contact” Grassroots web-based lobbying program

Get your voice heard! With one click of a button you can forward a pre-written email or letter to your member of Congress on an issue ACT! for America is pushing for. Send the letter or email as written, or personalize it if you choose! With one click the email or letter will be on its way!

Reach your community! With one click you can get a list of newspapers in your area and send a pre-written letter to the editor. AND…send it to any newspaper in the country!

Get people voting on our issues! You can get people registered to vote simply by clicking on a button on our website.

These are just a few of the services we will be able to provide you, our members, with the “Effective Contact” online program we are looking to purchase. With your support this can happen!

Just think how much more effective and efficient our efforts will be as we work together to win new policy victories in Congress!

ACT! for America’s cost to set up and maintain this program for 2010 is $25,000. By clicking here and becoming either a monthly contributing Patriot Partner or making a one-time contribution, you will help us make this a reality.

“One-two punch” to Congress: Full-page ad campaign in Roll Call

We want to give Congress a “one-two punch” with 40,000 or more signatures on our CAIR petition combined with a full-page ad campaign in Roll Call. Roll Call is read by virtually everybody who is anybody politically in Washington.

This ad will shine a spotlight on CAIR and its highly questionable record in a way that has never been done before on Capitol Hill.

Our Congressional allies will cheer it and those uninformed in Congress about CAIR will receive some much-needed education!

This hard-hitting campaign will cost up to $15,000. By clicking here and becoming either a monthly contributing Patriot Partner or making a one-time contribution, you will help us make this a reality.

For those of you who have followed my work since 2002, you are seeing how perseverance, tenacity, teamwork and commitment have resulted in ACT! for America becoming the largest national security grassroots movement in America.

I appeal to you today to invest in the security and future of America—and your family. We at ACT! for America must do this together—none of us can do it alone, and we can’t succeed without your financial support.

Together we rise in defense of our security, our liberty and our values!

Always devoted,


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Ft. Hood Jihadist Massacre Report

"Gutless and Shameful"


How bad is the cancer of political correctness in the Defense Department?

So bad that the 86 page report on the Ft. Hood jihadist massacre mentions "Islam" or any of its derivatives only once—in a footnote.

So bad that CNN commentator Jack Cafferty called it a "joke."

Unfortunately, the only ones laughing are the Islamists.

They must be looking at our military and political leadership and thanking Allah for their good fortune. It's easy to envision discussions among Islamists where they tell each other "surely Allah is with us; the infidel leaders are so blind and stupid they won't even acknowledge who is fighting them!"

Ralph Peters' column below is RIGHT ON POINT!

We believe American outrage at this suicidal level of political correctness is only going to grow. Let us resolve together to make 2010 the year that "main street America" shouted back at Washington that we've had enough!!



Hood Massacre Report Gutless and Shameful

By RALPH PETERS

January 16, 2010


http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/
hood_massacre_report_gutless_and_yaUphSPCoMs8ux4lQdtyGM


There are two basic problems with the grotesque non-report on the Islamist- terror massacre at Fort Hood (released by the Defense Department yesterday):

* It's not about what happened at Fort Hood.

* It avoids entirely the issue of why it happened.

Rarely in the course of human events has a report issued by any government agency been so cowardly and delusional. It's so inept, it doesn't even rise to cover-up level.

"Protecting the Force: Lessons From Fort Hood" never mentions Islamist terror. Its 86 mind-numbing pages treat "the alleged perpetrator," Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, as just another workplace shooter (guess they're still looking for the pickup truck with the gun rack).

The report is so politically correct that its authors don't even realize the extent of their political correctness -- they're body-and-soul creatures of the PC culture that murdered 12 soldiers and one Army civilian.

Reading the report, you get the feeling that, jeepers, things actually went pretty darned well down at Fort Hood. Commanders, first responders and everybody but the latest "American Idol" contestants come in for high praise.

The teensy bit of specific criticism is reserved for the "military medical officer supervisors" in Maj. Hasan's chain of command at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As if the problem started and ended there.

Unquestionably, the officers who let Hasan slide, despite his well-known wackiness and hatred of America, bear plenty of blame. But this disgraceful pretense of a report never asks why they didn't stop Hasan's career in its tracks.

The answer is straightforward: Hasan's superiors feared -- correctly -- that any attempt to call attention to his radicalism or to prevent his promotion would backfire on them, destroying their careers, not his.

Hasan was a protected-species minority. Under the PC tyranny of today's armed services, no non-minority officer was going to take him on.

This is a military that imposes rules of engagement that protect our enemies and kill our own troops and that court-martials heroic SEALs to appease a terrorist. Ain't many colonels willing to hammer the Army's sole Palestinian-American psychiatrist.

Of course, there's no mention of political correctness by the panel. Instead, the report settles for blinding flashes of the obvious, such as "We believe a gap exists in providing information to the right people." Gee, really? Well, that explains everything. Money well spent!

Or "Department of Defense force protection policies are not optimized for countering internal threats." Of course not: You can't stop an internal threat you refuse to recognize.

The panel's recommendations? Wow. "Develop a risk-assessment tool for commanders." Now that's going to stop Islamist terrorists in their tracks.

The Fort Hood massacre didn't reflect an intelligence failure. The intelligence was there, in gigabytes. This was a leadership failure and an ethical failure, at every level. Nobody wanted to know what Hasan was up to. But you won't learn that from this play-pretend report.

The sole interesting finding flashes by quickly: Behind some timid wording on pages 13 and 14, a daring soul managed to insert the observation that we aren't currently able to keep violence-oriented religious extremists from becoming chaplains. (Of course, they're probably referring to those darned Baptists . . .)

To be fair, there's a separate, classified report on Maj. Hasan himself. But it's too sensitive for the American people to see. Does it even hint he was a self-appointed Islamist terrorist committing jihad? I'll bet it focuses on his "personal problems."

In the end, the report contents itself with pretending that the accountability problem was isolated within the military medical community at Walter Reed. It wasn't, and it isn't. Murderous political correctness is pervasive in our military. The medical staff at Walter Reed is just where the results began to manifest themselves in Hasan's case.

Once again, the higher-ups blame the worker bees who were victims of the policy the higher-ups inflicted on them. This report's spinelessness is itself an indictment of our military's failed moral and ethical leadership.

We agonize over civilian casualties in a war zone but rush to whitewash the slaughter of our own troops on our own soil. Conduct unbecoming.


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Taqiyya and Political Islam’s Rules of War

A Definite “Must-Read” Commentary


Every so often a research document, commentary, article or video comes along that is so important and so essential to understanding what we are up against, that we use the words “must read” or “must see.”

Recently, just such a research document came across our desks, which you can download and print out by clicking here.

This MUST-READ document outlines the essentials of the perpetual warfare worldview that is inherent in the ideology of political Islam, extensively citing the Qur’an and the hadith, as well as Islamic scholars and works from the four schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Those essentials are:



  1. Islam is superior to all other religions.
  2. Islam is in a perpetual state of war with all non-Muslims.
  3. Jihad is central to the prosecution of this war.
  4. Taqiyya (dissimilitude or deceit) is not only permitted but sanctioned as a means of practicing this warfare.
  5. Subjugating and even killing non-Muslims is actually a benefit to those non-Muslims, because Islam is such a superior way of life.
  6. War between Islam and all non-Muslims will only cease when Islam reigns worldwide.
Remarkably, the writer of this commentary, Raymond Ibrahim, carefully, logically and with documentation expounds upon these essentials in fewer than ten pages!

We highly recommend that you:



  • Print out the commentary, carefully read it, and file it somewhere for easy future reference.
  • Forward it to others you know and encourage them to read it.
  • Especially forward it to anyone you know who is in the military, law enforcement, or politics.
Islamists are counting on the West remaining ignorant of the material laid out in this attached commentary. We can and will defeat the radical Islamists bent on destroying and/or subjugating us IF enough Americans come to understand the basic essentials of the ideology that is driving the Islamists.



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Choosing Between “Evils”

We marvel at the difference a month makes.

Since the arrest of the “Underwear Bomber,” everywhere you turn these days you hear people saying we need to “profile” if we’re going to get serious about protecting ourselves from radical jihadists.

The Wall Street Journal column below is just one example.

CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is on the defensive, making absurd arguments that profiling doesn’t work because as soon as we start profiling al Qaeda will recruit blond-haired, blue-eyed Swedes as suicide bombers.

The public opinion tide is indeed turning.

2010 is shaping up to be a year where events convince people that we need to make qualitative changes in how we deal with the threat of Islamist terrorism.

The fact that the Obama administration ordered extra security measures for air travelers from specified countries, which is in fact profiling, is instructive. You can be sure this is not an action President Obama wanted to take—but events and public opinion are forcing his hand.



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Our Incompetent Civilization

Sometimes we have to choose between evils.

• By BRET STEPHENS

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703580904574637921764041330.html

When does a civilization become incompetent? I've been mulling the question in a number of contexts over the last year, including our inability to put a stop to Somali piracy, detain a terrorist who can neither be charged nor released, think rationally about climate change, or rebuild Ground Zero in an acceptable time frame.

But the question came to me again in Brussels on Sunday as I watched my children—ages six, four, and four months—get patted down before boarding our U.S.-bound flight. The larger-than-allowed bottle of cough syrup in my carry-on, however, somehow escaped our screener's humorless attentions.

Yes, the screener in this case was Belgian, not American. Yes, terrorists come in any number of skin colors, and they aren't above strapping explosives to their own children. And yes, the Obama administration took a half-step toward sanity by ordering additional screening of passengers from 14 countries, including Yemen, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, home of Flight 253 would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

But here's a predictive certainty: Not one non-Muslim from any of these countries (or others such as Egypt or Jordan, which were oddly excluded from the list) will ever become a suicide bomber. The localized case of Sri Lanka's Tamils aside, suicide bombing is a purely Islamic phenomenon. Note that during the whole of the intifada there was not a single case of a Palestinian Christian blowing himself up, making a nonsense of the view that Israel's checkpoints and curfews and security fences were the main cause of the terror.

So as Homeland Security, TSA and the rest of the government's counterterrorism apparatus struggle to upgrade travel security in a way that doesn't involve freeze-drying passengers in their seats, it's worth noting that we have finally reached the outer bounds of a politically correct approach to airport security. To wit, the U.S. government is now going to profile Muslim passengers, albeit partially, indirectly and via the euphemism of nationality instead of religion. Insofar as actual security is concerned, it would be both more honest and effective if it dropped the remaining pretense.

The obvious rub is that profiling goes against the American grain. We shudder at the memory of previous instances of it, particularly the internment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s. Rightly so.

But a civilization becomes incompetent not only when it fails to learn the lessons of its past, but also when it becomes crippled by them. Modern Germany, to pick an example, has learned from its Nazi past to eschew chauvinism and militarism. So far, so good. But today's Multikulti Germany, with its negative birth rate, bloated welfare state and pacifist and ecological obsessions is a dismal rejoinder to its own history. It is conceivable that within a century Germans may actually loathe themselves out of existence.

In the U.S., our civilizational incompetence takes various forms. For instance: No country in the world collects more extensive statistical data about its own population than the U.S. And no country is as conflicted about the uses to which that data may or may not be put than the U.S. So what exactly is the point of all this measuring, collating and parsing?

Our deeper incompetence stems from an inability to recognize the proper limits to our own virtues; to forget, as Aristotle cautioned, that even good things "bring harm to many people; for before now men have been undone by reason of their wealth, and others by reason of their courage."

Thus we reject profiling on the commendable grounds that human beings ought not to be treated as statistical probabilities. But at some point, the failure to profile puts innocent lives recklessly at risk. We also abhor waterboarding for the eminently decent reason that it borders on torture. But there are worse things than waterboarding—like allowing another 9/11 to unfold because we recoil at the means necessary to prevent it. Similarly, there are worse things than Guantanamo—like releasing terrorists to Yemen so they can murder and maim again (and so we can hope to take them out for good in a "clean" Predator missile strike).

Put simply, we do not acquit ourselves morally by trying to abstain from a choice of evils. We just allow the nearest evil to make the choice for us.

And so it goes. We can be proud of how deeply we mourn the losses of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. But a nation that mourns too deeply ultimately becomes incapable of conducting a war of any description, whether for honor, interest or survival. We rightly care about the environment. But our neurotic obsession with carbon betrays an inability to distinguish between pollution and the stuff of life itself. We are a country of standards and laws. Yet we are moving perilously in the direction of abolishing notions of discretion and judgment.

One of life's paradoxes is that we are as often undone by our virtues as by our vices. And so it is with civilizations, ours not least.



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Frustrated? Concerned? Infuriated?

by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director


The two commentaries below will likely add to the frustration and anger you feel about how political correctness and the failure to properly identify and deal with our Islamist enemies has so much of Washington paralyzed.

Indeed, you’ll probably hit the roof when you read below that a man charged with the robbery of a restaurant in New York faces more potential prison time than Umar Abdulmutallab, the “Christmas Day bomber.”

We in ACT! for America understand how you feel. We deal with this insanity every day. Brigitte Gabriel has encountered such frustration, concern and anger among American citizens for years. And we know that, alone, as isolated voices, our ability to effect change is greatly limited.

The greatest disincentive to action is the feeling that my efforts won’t make any difference. We overcome that by banding together. This is why Brigitte founded ACT! for America—to give you and every concerned American a voice that can make a difference in this war against radical Islam.

So when you read either or both of the commentaries below, channel that frustration, concern and anger. Take action. Forward this email to friends and encourage them to sign up for our email alerts.

Or start a chapter or get involved with one.

Or sign our petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Or make a contribution.

Because when you take action, you’ll be joining thousands of others who are taking action. We are now at nearly 80,000 members and growing. Every action you take will help us grow even larger.

And the bigger we get, the more effective our collective voice will become—and the harder it will be for our elected representatives to ignore us.

Polls are now showing voters are becoming increasingly concerned about national security and the threat of Islamic terrorism. They are becoming more and more distrustful of the Obama administration’s ability to keep us safe. The American “sleeping giant” is awakening—and it will be looking for leadership, answers, and action.

Now, more than ever, is the time to act.

Yours for America,


Guy Rodgers


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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Treating-terrorism-as-an-ordinary-crime-8718947-80652967.html

Treating terrorism as an ordinary crime

January 5, 2010

Two men have been charged by law enforcement authorities with committing criminal acts on Christmas Day 2009. The first, Joseph T. Knox, 43, of 6092 North Main St. in Sandy Creek, N.Y., was charged with attempted first-degree felony robbery of the China One restaurant, located next door to his residence. New York State Police said Knox brandished a knife during the bungled robbery. Bail was set at $10,000, and, if convicted, Knox could face up to 25 years in prison.

The second, Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, of no known permanent address, was charged with attempting to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 bound for Detroit from Amsterdam. If convicted, Abdulmutallab could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In other words, in President Obama's America, a man charged with brandishing a knife during a failed attempt to rob a local eatery could get more prison time than an aspiring suicide bomber who tried unsuccessfully to ignite explosives that would have incinerated him and nearly 300 other passengers and crew members on board Flight 253. This disparity unmasks the illogic of dealing with Islamic terrorists as if they are mere criminal defendants deserving of the same constitutional rights as common thieves.

Like Knox, Abdulmutallab was told he had a right to remain silent, and he took full advantage of it. Then, as if to turn terrorism into the moral equivalent of shoplifting, prosecutors offered Abdulmutallab a plea bargaining deal in return for his cooperation. This was done, according to White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, so that Abdulmutallab would know "there are certain things that are on the table, and if he wants to engage with us in a productive manner, there are ways that he can do that."

If Obama is serious about "doing everything in our power" to stop terrorism, he will instead treat Abdulmutallab, along with all other terrorists attempting in the name of Islamic extremism to destroy America, as enemy combatants on a par with irregular guerrillas. Such fighters use civilian clothes to disguise their murderous intentions and are thereby not covered by the Geneva Convention for prisoners of war.

The appropriate response to such individuals is interrogation using accepted techniques for extracting militarily useful information, followed by a military tribunal to establish the facts in all cases and execution for those justly convicted. Anything less makes the protection and preservation of our nation no more important than punishing an inept restaurant robber in a small town in upstate New York.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/31/AR2009123101744.html?referrer=emailarticle

A terrorist war Obama has denied

By Charles Krauthammer
Friday, January 1, 2010; A17

Janet Napolitano -- former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security -- will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: "The system worked." The attacker's concerned father had warned U.S. authorities about his son's jihadist tendencies. The would-be bomber paid cash and checked no luggage on a transoceanic flight. He was nonetheless allowed to fly, and would have killed 288 people in the air alone, save for a faulty detonator and quick actions by a few passengers.

Heck of a job, Brownie.

The reason the country is uneasy about the Obama administration's response to this attack is a distinct sense of not just incompetence but incomprehension. From the very beginning, President Obama has relentlessly tried to play down and deny the nature of the terrorist threat we continue to face. Napolitano renames terrorism "man-caused disasters." Obama goes abroad and pledges to cleanse America of its post-9/11 counterterrorist sins. Hence, Guantanamo will close, CIA interrogators will face a special prosecutor, and Khalid Sheik Mohammed will bask in a civilian trial in New York -- a trifecta of political correctness and image management.

And just to make sure even the dimmest understand, Obama banishes the term "war on terror." It's over -- that is, if it ever existed.

Obama may have declared the war over. Unfortunately, al-Qaeda has not. Which gives new meaning to the term "asymmetric warfare."

And produces linguistic -- and logical -- oddities that littered Obama's public pronouncements following the Christmas Day attack. In his first statement, Obama referred to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as "an isolated extremist." This is the same president who, after the Fort Hood, Tex., shooting, warned us "against jumping to conclusions" -- code for daring to associate the mass murder there with Nidal Hasan's Islamist ideology. Yet, with Abdulmutallab, Obama jumped immediately to the conclusion, against all existing evidence, that the would-be bomber acted alone.

More jarring still were Obama's references to the terrorist as a "suspect" who "allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device." You can hear the echo of FDR: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- Japanese naval and air force suspects allegedly bombed Pearl Harbor."

Obama reassured the nation that this "suspect" had been charged. Reassurance? The president should be saying: We have captured an enemy combatant -- an illegal combatant under the laws of war: no uniform, direct attack on civilians -- and now to prevent future attacks, he is being interrogated regarding information he may have about al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Instead, Abdulmutallab is dispatched to some Detroit-area jail and immediately lawyered up. At which point -- surprise! -- he stops talking.

This absurdity renders hollow Obama's declaration that "we will not rest until we find all who were involved." Once we've given Abdulmutallab the right to remain silent, we have gratuitously forfeited our right to find out from him precisely who else was involved, namely those who trained, instructed, armed and sent him.

This is all quite mad even in Obama's terms. He sends 30,000 troops to fight terror overseas, yet if any terrorists come to attack us here, they are magically transformed from enemy into defendant.

The logic is perverse. If we find Abdulmutallab in an al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen, where he is merely preparing for a terror attack, we snuff him out with a Predator -- no judge, no jury, no qualms. But if we catch him in the United States in the very act of mass murder, he instantly acquires protection not just from execution by drone but even from interrogation.

The president said that this incident highlights "the nature of those who threaten our homeland." But the president is constantly denying the nature of those who threaten our homeland. On Tuesday, he referred five times to Abdulmutallab (and his terrorist ilk) as "extremist[s]."

A man who shoots abortion doctors is an extremist. An eco-fanatic who torches logging sites is an extremist. Abdulmutallab is not one of these. He is a jihadist. And unlike the guys who shoot abortion doctors, jihadists have cells all over the world; they blow up trains in London, nightclubs in Bali and airplanes over Detroit (if they can); and are openly pledged to war on America.

Any government can through laxity let someone slip through the cracks. But a government that refuses to admit that we are at war, indeed, refuses even to name the enemy -- jihadist is a word banished from the Obama lexicon -- turns laxity into a governing philosophy.


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America Losing Confidence in Obama

Administration Fighting “War on Terror”


Dear Elaine,

Yesterday we emailed you a commentary by a Muslim reformer who questioned how the Obama administration is dealing with the threat of terrorism and radical Islam.

Little did we know that the highly-respected Rasmussen Reports public opinion firm was going to release polling numbers yesterday that reveal the American people are losing confidence in the Obama administration’s ability to protect us from this threat (see story below).

While the number of Islamist terror attacks in the U.S. in 2009 was the highest in any one year since 9/11, the Obama administration does not even acknowledge that holy war has been declared against us. President Obama will not use the terms “Islamist terrorism” or “Islamic terrorist.”

According to many pundits, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is “in over her head” and thoroughly unprepared to lead the agency tasked with protecting us against terrorism. Even the liberal Washington Post ran an editorial on Monday criticizing the Obama administration’s reaction to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

No wonder Americans are losing faith in this administration to keep us safe from the growing threat of Islamist terrorism.


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War on Terror Update
Plane Attack Spooks Public Confidence in War on Terror
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/war_on_terror_update

Belief that the bad guys are winning the War on Terror is now at its highest level over two years, and nearly half of U.S. voters say America is not safer than it was before 9/11.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of voters think the terrorists are winning the War on Terror. That’s the first time the number holding that pessimistic view has reached 30% since October 2007.

Just 18% believed the terrorists were winning the week President Obama took office in January. At that time, 55% said America and its allies were on top. Now, just 36% say the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. Only once since July 2007 have voters had less confidence.

Just 27% now say that the United States is safer today than it was before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. However, 47% say it is not, That latter figure marks a nine-point jump from earlier in the month and is the highest negative finding on the question since Rasmussen Reports began surveying on it in 2002. We have been tracking the question monthly since November 2006 and also measured it regularly in 2004 and 2005. Before that, it was asked on an occasional basis.

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

Male voters feel more strongly than women that the terrorists are now winning. But conversely men are also more likely to believe America is safer today than it was before 9/11.

Republicans are evenly divided as to who is winning the War while a plurality of unaffiliated voters say neither side is winning. Democrats, by a 42% to 25% margin, believe the U.S. and its allies are winning. When a Republican was in the White House, Republicans were more optimistic than Democrats.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Political Class say the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. Mainstream voters are more narrowly divided on the question.

Similarly, 72% of the Political Class says the United States is safer today than before 9/11, but 54% of Mainstream voters disagree.

In a separate survey following the Christmas Day incident, 79% of voters said it is likely there will be another terrorist attack in the United States in the next year.

Forty-six percent (46%) say current airport security procedures are not strict enough.
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A Muslim Reformer Questions
Obama's Approach to the Muslim World


In a number of emails we have sent out this year, we have noted the dramatic increase in jihadist arrests in America in 2009, in spite of the well-publicized efforts by President Obama to "reach out" to the Muslim world.

The attempted jihadist terror attack on Christmas Day was an exclamation point to that message.

Tawfik Hamid’s commentary below (highlights added) affirms what we contend, that the problem is radical Islam, or "Islamism" (the political ideology embedded in Islam), and not America.

To further cement the argument, Iran continues to defy America and the international community as it marches towards nuclear weaponry. Note that last week a defiant Iranian President Ahmadinejad claimed Iran is ten times stronger now than it was a year ago.

As we ring out 2009 and ring in the New Year, it is clear that few lessons from history are more incontrovertible than this one: Appeasing those driven by a supremacist ideology succeeds only in emboldening them.

Regrettably for the U.S., President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and his foreign policy team don’t appear to have learned that lesson.


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Weakening Islamism is Vital to Improve US Image in the Muslim world
By Tawfik Hamid
www.tawfikhamid.com

In the December 1, 2009 issue of the WSJ Europe, Fouad Ajami - in an Op-Ed entitled "The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama" - argued that President Obama's diplomatic approach to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world has not been successful. Poll results have shown that unfavorable views of the US are as high as 82%, 69 %, and 70% in the Palestinian territories, Turkey, and Egypt respectively. In fact, the Op-Ed stated that unfavorable views of the US in Pakistan have risen from 63% in 2008 to 68% in 2009 according to a recent Pew survey.

In addition, after President Obama came to office in 2009, the number of home-grown Islamist terror plots inside the US has risen dramatically compared to the previous years. The Year of 2009 represents the highest level of domestic home-grown Islamic radicalism in the US since 2001.

We must question why President Obama's approach with the Muslim world has not succeeded yet in at least having a more positive effect in improving the US image in several Muslim countries or in decreasing the rate of home-grown Islamic radicalism on the home front. One of the main reasons for this lack of success is that US strategic communications with the Muslim world was largely based on the assumption that the problem of Islamic Radicalism and hatred to America is primarily because of the US foreign policy with the Muslim world and thus changing this policy will change the latter. This can only work if the main problem was in the US approach; however, if the main problem was in the Muslim world, such an approach cannot succeed as it will be like trying to change the keys to open a room while the problem is in the rusty lock! In the latter situation, changing the lock - or in other words changing the Muslim world itself - is crucial to solving the problem.

Improving the image of the US in the Muslim world before the proliferation of the phenomenon of Islamism was a very different task compared to trying to improve its image after the phenomenon has proliferated. While traditional approaches of diplomatic, economic and social engagement had the possibility of working with the earlier situation, non-traditional ways to weaken Islamism are now needed for today's situation.

Islamism, or the broad collection of movements to impose intolerant forms of Islamic teachings and practices, has made many in the Muslim world unable to be satisfied with any political system that does not implement Sharia law in some form or fashion. Any Un-Islamic system is seen as an enemy to Islam that must be opposed through violent or even non-violent means. Dr. Al-Zawaherri (second in command of Al-Queda) was clear is his offer for the US to convert to Islam in order to stop terrorism against it.

In addition, Islamism has made many in Muslim societies dream about regaining the superiority of the historical Islamic Caliphate over the world. This is clearly observed on web sites and comments by many Muslims in the Muslim world. In this case, it is hard for many Islamists to accept a country like the US that is viewed as denying this position to the Islamic world.

Furthermore, Islamism has aggravated criticism of the US as it advocates and supports values of freedom and liberty around the world that are seen by Islamists as "Un-Islamic" - particularly the values of freedom of religion, women's rights, gay rights, and more humane punishments for criminals (e.g., not stoning women for committing adultery). Some may argue that Muslims are still very interested to come to the US even if they see it as "Un-Islamic". The answer is simply that many Muslims are attracted by the economical factors rather than the values of freedom and liberty in the US and the West.

The above complex situation illustrates that the US may need to address the challenge of weakening the Islamism phenomenon first in order to improve its image in the Muslim world as this phenomenon plays an important role in creating hatred of America. In other words, removing the obstacle that impedes improving the US image in the Muslim world or at least significantly reducing it is fundamental to succeed in this diplomatic mission.

Trying to satisfy the Muslim world by changing the US will not be effective unless the US is ready to end its values of freedom and liberty and adopt an Islamic Sharia system.

The US administration must realize that the problem of poor views of this country in the Muslim world could actually be predominantly in the Muslim world and not in America. In such a case, changing the latter or the Muslim world rather than the US is fundamental to improving the image of the US among Muslims. This also can lead to the conclusion that the US may need to work on changing the perception of the Muslim world to its foreign policy rather than focusing on changing its foreign policy to win the hearts and minds of Muslims. Sophisticated psychological and behavioral modification methods may be needed to achieve this.

In this context, it is also important to raise the point that the Muslim world is in far greater need than the US to improve its image in the world as its image has been painted by terrorism and barbarism especially in the last few years.

In brief, no matter what the non-Islamic world does - short of submitting to the Islamic Sharia - the Islamists will never be satisfied completely. The US must either change itself to adopt an Islamic system to satisfy the Muslim world or alternatively assist in changing the latter. Weakening the Islamism phenomenon is vital to ultimately improve the image of the US in the Muslim world as Islamism is currently a - if not the - major obstacle to enhancing the US image among Muslims.


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Napolitano Claims Airline
Security System Worked!!

On Christmas Day, we were reminded once again that there is Islamist evil in the world intent on destroying America and killing Americans.

A Nigerian Islamist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, attempted to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight during its approach to Detroit. He was subdued by passengers and the flight crew.

In spite of the fact he was able to smuggle an explosive onto the plane, and in spite of the fact that his father had warned U.S. officials about his son’s “extreme religious views” (translation: jihadism), Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Sunday the airline security system ultimately worked!

Once again we see a politically correct-driven disconnect among government leaders between the ideology of jihad and the acts of jihad. What has been the consistent thread among every publicized Islamist terror attack in America this year?

Jihad.

We will continue to be vulnerable so long as too many government officials are more concerned about giving “offense” to Islam than in really protecting us from acts of jihad motivated by the ideology of jihad.


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Jihad 101

Center for Security Policy | Dec 28, 2009
By Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano came in for some well-deserved criticism for declaring over the weekend that "the system worked" with respect to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's effort to blow up the plane he was flying from Amsterdam to Detroit. By Monday, she was backpedalling, acknowledging that "our system did not work in this instance."

In truth, for a lot of Americans, Ms. Napolitano has not had much credibility since she tried to ban "terrorism" from the official lexicon of her department. But arguably the most serious indication that she is wholly ill-equipped to carry out her present responsibilities can be found in another - as yet uncorrected - statement she made on Sunday. She told CNN's "State of the Union" that, "Right now, we have no indication [that Abdulmutallab's actions were] part of anything larger."

Not "part of anything larger"? Is she serious? Does she take us for fools?

Read my lips, Secretary Napolitano: Abdulmutallab's actions were absolutely, positively part of something larger. What they were part of is the comprehensive theo-political-legal program that authoritative Islam calls Shariah.

This supremacist program requires its adherents to engage in jihad, or holy war, to bring about the triumph of Islam under a global theocracy, one that will impose Shariah on Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Pursuant to Shariah, jihad should - wherever practicable - be pursued through the terrifying use of violence. Where violent jihad is impractical or would be counterproductive, Shariah directs faithful Muslims to use other means to advance the same goal. Koran expert Robert Spencer calls the latter "stealth jihad."

The question must be asked: Are we seeing a dramatic increase in violent jihadism in America - National Public Radio reported on Saturday that there had been fourteen attempts in 2009 (compared to two or three in recent years) and that they had been increasingly "operational" in character, not just "aspirational" - because violence is now seen to be practicable here?

Specifically, could it be that jihadists have been emboldened by what they see as weakness and/or fecklessness on the part of the U.S. administration? Could steps Team Obama has taken - such as the closure of Guantanamo Bay, the release of some hardened terrorists held there to Yemen (where Abdulmuttalab claims he got his plastic explosive device), granting others access to civilian courts and constitutional rights, etc. - actually be emboldening them to believe that murder and mayhem will accelerate the defeat and conquest of the infidel West?

The U.S. government was warned by Abdulmutallab's father at least two months ago that his son had been "radicalized" - in other words, that he had embraced Shariah. That being the case, he was transformed from being one of the hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world who are not a problem into one of those who are.

In the wake of the latest, narrowly averted massacre at the hands of jihadists, we are being promised executive branch reviews of the practice that, in the wake of his father's warning, put Abdulmuttalab on the improbably named Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) database - but did not revoke his multiple entry U.S. visa or otherwise keep him from flying. Multiple congressional investigations will be launched, as well.

Such reviews will, however, amount to little more than a waste of time and taxpayer resources - and possibly a serious distraction - if they do not address, and henceforth require screening for, the motivation for such attacks. It is absurd to think that "the system" is going to do anything other than exponentially increase the amount of discomfort for airline passengers as long as it does not weed out those who embrace as an article of faith their duty to destroy us.

We need to be equally clear about the menace posed by those who adhere to Shariah but profess to seek to "Islamicize" America through non-violent means. In the wake of the recent actual and averted attacks, the press has, for example, trumpeted the views of parents of five jihadists from Northern Virginia, imams at mosques where they worshipped and prominent fixtures in the various Muslim Brotherhood front organizations. Unsurprisingly, all of them profess shock - shock! - that these young people would want to do as they have been taught to, pursuant to Shariah: namely, follow the way of jihad against the Dar al-Harb (the "House of War" that is the non-Muslim world).

Nowhere in these disinformation operations is any mention made of the Muslim Brotherhood's self-declared mission in America. According to an internal Brotherhood strategic plan dating from 1991, that mission is: "A kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

As long as Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Eric Holder, the intelligence community, law enforcement, the military, the media and most especially President Obama refuse to acknowledge what animates our enemies, we will never develop an effective strategy for defeating them, let alone successfully implement it. Part and parcel of achieving such an understanding is to stop allowing the stealth jihadists in our midst to blind us to this reality.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is President of the Center for Security Policy, a columnist for the Washington Times and host of the nationally syndicated program,
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Homegrown Jihadists Have a Wide Range of
WMD Weapons to Choose From

Information from declassified reports (see story below) reveals the wide range of weapons of mass destruction jihadists have available to them.

We know there are dozens of Hezbollah, Hamas and al Qaeda terror cells on American soil. What’s more, homegrown jihadism is clearly on the rise, as reported today on Fox News—especially the decentralized, single person or small group type of jihadism. (We have been pointing this out for months.)

Decades ago, authorities battling the KKK understood the supremacist ideology of hate that was driving the KKK.

Until the haze of political correctness is sufficiently blown away, many in law enforcement and counterterrorism today will be battling the acts of jihad without understanding their connection to the supremacist political ideology of radical Islam. That’s like fighting with one hand tied behind the back.


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http://www.examiner.com/x-2684-Law-Enforcement-Examiner~y2009m12d14-CIA-briefs-law-enforcement-on-possible-WMD-attacks

CIA briefs law enforcement on possible WMD attacks

December 14, 9:54 AM • Law Enforcement Examiner • Jim Kouri

[The Central Intelligence Agency released declassified reports to the National Association of Chiefs of Police regarding CBRN threats to the United States. The following is a synopsis of the information contained in these disturbing reports.]

Al-Qaeda and associated extremist groups have a wide variety of potential agents and delivery means to choose from for chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) attacks. Al-Qaeda's end goal is the use of CBRN to cause mass casualties; however, most attacks by the group — and especially by associated extremists — probably will be small scale, incorporating relatively crude delivery means and easily produced or obtained chemicals, toxins, or radiological substances. The success of any al-Qaeda attack and the number of ensuing casualties would depend on many factors, including the technical expertise of those involved, but most scenarios could cause panic and disruption.

Several groups of mujahidin associated with al-Qaeda have attempted to carry out "poison plot" attacks in Europe with easily produced chemicals and toxins best suited to assassination and small-scale scenarios. These agents could cause hundreds of casualties and widespread panic if used in multiple simultaneous attacks.

Al-Qaeda is interested in radiological dispersal devices (RDDs) or "dirty bombs." Construction of an RDD is well within its capabilities as radiological materials are relatively easy to acquire from industrial or medical sources. Osama Bin Laden's operatives may try to launch conventional attacks against the nuclear industrial infrastructure of the United States in a bid to cause contamination, disruption, and terror. A document recovered from an al-Qaeda facility in Afghanistan contained a sketch of a crude nuclear device.

Spray devices disseminating biological warfare (BW) agents have the highest potential impact. Both 11 September attack leader Mohammad Atta and Zacharias Moussaoui expressed interest in crop dusters, raising our concern that al-Qaeda has considered using aircraft to disseminate BW agents.

Analysis of an al-Qaeda document recovered in Afghanistan in summer 2002 indicates the group has crude procedures for making mustard agent, sarin, and VX.

Chemical Agents

Terrorists have considered a wide range of toxic chemicals for attacks. Typical plots focus on poisoning foods or spreading the agent on surfaces to poison via skin contact, but some also include broader dissemination techniques.

Terrorists have considered using a number of toxic cyanide compounds. Sodium or potassium cyanides are white-to-pale yellow salts that can be easily used to poison food or drinks. Cyanide salts can be disseminated as a contact poison when mixed with chemicals that enhance skin penetration, but may be detected since most people will notice if they touch wet or greasy surfaces contaminated with the mixture.

Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and cyanogen chloride (ClCN) are colorless-to-pale yellow liquids that will turn into a gas near room temperature. HCN has a characteristic odor of bitter almonds, and ClCN has an acrid choking odor and causes burning pain in the victim's eyes. These signs may provide enough warning to enable evacuation or ventilation of the attack site before the agent reaches a lethal concentration.

Both HCN and ClCN need to be released at a high concentration—only practical in an enclosed area—to be effective, therefore, leaving the area or ventilating will significantly reduce the agent's lethality. Exposure to cyanide may produce nausea, vomiting, palpitations, confusion, hyperventilation, anxiety, and vertigo that may progress to agitation, stupor, coma, and death. At high doses, cyanides cause immediate collapse. Medical treatments are available, but they need to be used immediately for severely exposed victims.

Mustard Agent is a blister agent that poses a contact and vapor hazard. Its color ranges from clear to dark brown depending on purity, and it has a characteristic garlic like odor. Mustard is a viscous liquid at room temperature.

Mustard is not commercially available, but its synthesis does not require significant expertise if a step-by-step procedure with diagrams is available. Initial skin contact with mustard causes mild skin irritation, which develops into more severe yellow fluid-filled blisters. Inhalation of mustard damages the lungs, causes difficulty breathing, and death by suffocation in severe cases due to water in the lungs. For both skin contact and inhalation, symptoms appear within six to 24 hours. There are only limited medical treatments available for victims of mustard-agent poisoning.

Sarin, tabun, and VX are highly toxic military agents that disrupt a victim's nervous system by blocking the transmission of nerve signals.

These agents are not commercially available, and their synthesis requires significant chemical expertise. Exposure to nerve agents causes pinpoint pupils, salivation, and convulsions that can lead to death. Medical treatments are available, but they need to be used immediately for severely exposed victims.

There are a wide range of toxic industrial chemicals that—while not as toxic as cyanide, mustard, or nerve agents—can be used in much larger quantities to compensate for their lower toxicity.

Chlorine and phosgene are industrial chemicals that are transported in multi-ton shipments by road and rail. Rupturing the container can easily disseminate these gases. The effects of chlorine and phosgene are similar to those of mustard agent.

Organophosphate pesticides such as parathion are in the same chemical class as nerve agents. Although these pesticides are much less toxic, their effects and medical treatments are the same as for military-grade nerve agents.

Biological Agents

Anthrax or Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax, is capable of causing mass casualties. Symptoms usually appear within one to six days after exposure and include fever, malaise, fatigue, and shortness of breath. The disease is usually fatal unless antibiotic treatment is started within hours of inhaling anthrax spores; however, it is not contagious. Few people are vaccinated against anthrax. Anthrax can be disseminated in an aerosol or used to contaminate food and water.

Cutaneous anthrax can be caused by skin contact with B. anthracis. This form of the disease, which is easily treated with antibiotics, is rarely fatal.

Botulinum toxin is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which occurs naturally in the soil. Crude but viable methods to produce small quantities of this lethal toxin have been found in terrorist training manuals. Symptoms usually occur 24 to 36 hours after exposure, but onset of illness may take several days if the toxin is present in low doses. They include vomiting, abdominal pain, muscular weakness, and visual disturbance.

Botulinum toxin would be effective in small-scale poisonings or aerosol attacks in enclosed spaces, such as movie theaters. The toxin molecule is likely too large to penetrate intact skin.

Ricin is a plant toxin that is 30 times more potent than the nerve agent VX by weight and is readily obtainable by extraction from common castor beans. There is no treatment for ricin poisoning after it has entered the bloodstream. Victims start to show symptoms within hours to days after exposure, depending on the dosage and route of administration.

Terrorists have looked at delivering ricin in foods and as a contact poison, although we have no scientific data to indicate that ricin can penetrate intact skin. Ricin will remain stable in foods as long as they are not heated, and it will have few indicators because it does not have a strong taste and is off-white in color.

Radiological and Nuclear Devices

Radiological Dispersal Device or RDD is a conventional bomb not a yield-producing nuclear device. RDDs are designed to disperse radioactive material to cause destruction, contamination, and injury from the radiation produced by the material. An RDD can be almost any size, defined only by the amount of radioactive material and explosives. A passive RDD is a system in which unshielded radioactive material is dispersed or placed manually at the target.

An explosive RDD—often called a "dirty bomb"—is any system that uses the explosive force of detonation to disperse radioactive material. A simple explosive RDD consisting of a lead-shielded container—commonly called a "pig"—and a kilogram of explosive attached could easily fit into a backpack.

An atmospheric RDD is any system in which radioactive material is converted into a form that is easily transported by air currents. Use of an RDD by terrorists could result in health, environmental, and economic effects as well as political and social effects. It will cause fear, injury, and possibly lead to levels of contamination requiring costly and time-consuming cleanup efforts.

A variety of radioactive materials are commonly available and could be used in an RDD, including Cesium-137, Strontium-90, and Cobalt-60. Hospitals, universities, factories, construction companies, and laboratories are possible sources for these radioactive materials.

Improvised Nuclear Device or IND is intended to cause a yield-producing nuclear explosion. An IND could consist of diverted nuclear weapon components, a modified nuclear weapon, or indigenous-designed device. INDs can be categorized into two types: implosion and gun assembled. Unlike RDDs that can be made with almost any radioactive material, INDs require fissile material—highly enriched uranium or plutonium—to produce nuclear yield.

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ACTION ALERT!!

ISLAMIST TERRORISTS DO NOT DESERVE THE
SAME JUDICIAL RIGHTS AS U.S. CITIZENS!

TELL YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVES THAT THE
TRIALS OF THESE TERRORISTS BELONG IN
MILITARY COURTS, NOT IN FEDERAL COURTS!!

By Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations

Dear Elaine,

On September 11, 2001, an act of war was committed against our great nation. Thousands of lives were brutally taken in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania due to a carefully planned attack by radical Islamists. Afterward, the nation was united and spoke with one voice—not as Republicans or Democrats, not as members of a particular religion, but as Americans: We vowed never to forget this. We vowed never to allow this to happen to us again.

Unfortunately, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is about to make a mockery of these events, dishonoring each individual who perished on that horrific day as well as the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.

The Attorney General has decided that instead of trying Islamic terrorists in Military courts, they should be tried in Federal (Article III) courts, thereby providing them the same judicial protections afforded to you and me. This decision is not only a bad one, it is potentially catastrophic. Bringing these detainees—the “rock stars” of the terrorist world—to a city they have repeatedly attacked invites more attacks on that city—and perhaps other cities around the country. In addition, providing the self-proclaimed “mastermind” of the 9/11 attacks and his co-conspirators the same constitutional rights in court that U.S. citizens enjoy assures that it will be America that is put on trial, not the terrorists. This should be unacceptable to every American.

A Kick-off in New York: This past Saturday, a rally was held in New York City to express the people’s outrage with the Attorney General’s decision. The voices of New Yorkers and Americans from all over the nation were heard loud and clear as they told the Attorney General, “We will fight you all the way,” on your decision to relocate Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility to a Federal court in New York—just BLOCKS away from Ground Zero.

The American people have not forgotten the horrors of 9/11. Have the Administration and Congress forgotten?

Let your voice be heard in remembrance of this historic day. Today, Monday, December 7th, is Pearl Harbor Day….another day our nation was attacked by an enemy of the time. We need you, our grassroots members, to let your voice be heard in remembrance of this historic day—to honor all those killed not only on December 7, 1941, but also on September 11, 2001, and for every member of our military who dies on the battlefield in the Middle East.

We need you to contact your representatives in the U.S. Congress and say “NO” to federal court trials for Islamic terrorists. Say “NO” to making a mockery of our nation’s judicial system. Say “NO” to affording these killers the same judicial rights as U.S. citizens.

Many, many Americans are rightfully angry about this. ACT! for America is working along with Keep America Safe, the Center for Security Policy, the 911 Coalition to Never Forget, 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America, various state Tea Party organizations, and others to see that the Attorney General’s decision with regard to terrorist trials is stopped.

Congress MUST act on this matter. They CAN block the Attorney General’s decision. They MUST block his decision. As a constituent you have the power to see that this action is taken, but there is not much time.

THE FOLLOWING ACTION IS NEEDED FROM YOU, OUR ACT!
FOR AMERICA GRASSROOTS ADVOCATE—ASAP!


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Organize a small group (2 or 3) to visit the local office of your U.S. Representative and Senator. This is a wonderful opportunity to establish or continue a relationship with those who represent you. Respectfully encourage them to keep Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his associates out of our country and out of our civilian courts.

It is extremely helpful to me, as your Director of Government Relations, to receive feedback on office visits you have with your elected officials. Click here to access our feedback form. If possible, please complete the form and return it to info@actforamerica.org.

If you can’t visit the offices of your elected officials, please call, e-mail, or fax them to express your views on this issue.

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to obtain such contact information on your Members of Congress.


Forward this information to everyone you know and ask him/her to do the same! Refer them to the Feature Image entitled, “Stop Civilian Trials for Terrorists!” on our website, www.actforamerica.org.


Widely distribute the letter signed by hundreds of family members of those who lost their lives on 9/11. This letter may be found at www.KeepAmericaSafe.com.



REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!

IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
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In KSM Trial, Politics—Not Precedent—Rules

by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

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Criticism and outrage continues to grow over Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) in a criminal court in New York. Joining the chorus of criticism is the former Chairman of the 9/11 Commission (see story below).

Last week, a “teachable moment” (to quote President Obama) occurred when Mr. Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senator Lindsey Graham asked Mr. Holder if he could cite one prior case where an enemy combatant the likes of KSM had been tried in a criminal court.

I watched Mr. Holder’s response. (You can too by clicking here.)
You would think he would have researched this prior to making his decision. You would think there was some precedent to justify this outrageous decision. You would think he would have been prepared to answer such an obvious question.

Instead, Holder stammered, hemmed and hawed. This was the proverbial “deer caught in the headlights” moment. Holder could only muster a tepid response that he would “have to look at that.” (In other words, he hadn’t!)

Senator Graham stepped in and informed Mr. Holder that there is not a single case precedent for the decision to try Mohammed in a criminal court.

Not one.

What’s more, Sen. Graham proceeded to ask Holder if he would try Osama bin Laden in a criminal court. Holder’s response was to evade and dodge giving a definitive answer.

There is no legal or logical justification for Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in criminal court. So what is driving it?

The only answer I can conclude is the Obama administration’s political agenda. They want to “show the world” that we can conduct this case in a criminal court (a sentiment echoed by many Democrats on the Judiciary Committee during Holder’s appearance).

This begs the question: Why are we putting what the world thinks ahead of what’s in our national interest?

They are also playing to the politically correct, blame-America-first crowd that is quick to find fault with anything America does while excusing and rationalizing the cruelty and brutality of our enemies.

In other words, Holder’s decision was not based on legal precedent, sound legal reasoning, good policy, or what’s good for the country.

It was based on politics.

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Former 9/11 Commission Chairman
Criticizes Plan for New York Trial

by FOXNews.com

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/17/commission-chairman-criticizes-plan-new-york-trial/


In this 2004 file photo, Thomas Kean is seen testifying on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo)

Thomas Kean, in his first public comments on the matter, criticizes Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to bring Sept. 11 defendants into civilian federal court, saying the trial would help Khalid Sheikh Mohammed fulfill his dreams of martyrdom in the eyes of the Muslim world.

The decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged Sept. 11 conspirators to New York City for trial will only give the self-professed mastermind of the attacks the platform for "propaganda" that he wants, the chairman of the 9/11 Commission said Tuesday.

Thomas Kean, in his first public comments on the matter, criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to bring the defendants into civilian federal court, saying the trial would help Mohammed fulfill his dreams of martyrdom in the eyes of the Muslim world.

"I worry a little bit about the decision, because it's what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed wants. I mean, he wants a forum," Kean told WNYC radio. "I think he wants to be a martyr, so I think he's going to use the trial as propaganda ... and I think he wants to be Che Guevara or something like that. He's going to try to be a hero to the Muslim world."

Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey, joins a slew of other officials expressing concern about the decision.

New York Gov. David Paterson, a Democrat, said he would not have moved the suspects to New York for trial, while former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, told "Fox News Sunday" that the move would only grant Mohammed's "wish."

Meanwhile, Holder defended his decision Tuesday, saying his team reviewed the potential downsides for such a trial but determined federal court was the best place to prosecute the suspects. Holder said he's confident the cases will be "successful."

On the same radio show with Kean, fellow 9/11 Commission member Richard Ben-Veniste backed up Holder's choice.

"This is a crime that warrants prosecution, and the American justice system is up to the task," he said.


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At What Point Is Speech Not Protected?

In his column below, Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger raises an important point that ACT! has been posing for years.

At what point does speech which advocates violent jihad, murder and mayhem against Americans by Islamists cease being protected under the First Amendment?

It is our opinion that jihadist speech, which includes websites and other communications, needs to be evaluated in a historical and doctrinal context.

That context is that the “call to jihad,” or the advocacy of jihad, very often leads to jihad. In other words, there is an arguable cause and effect, or at least a high positive correlation. There is an argument that the call to jihad poses an imminent threat to life.

Osama bin Laden declared holy war against America, which was followed by the attacks on September 11th. Nidal Hasan responded to the advocacy of jihad and perpetrated the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. Each of the publicized foiled terror plots in the last four months was initiated by adherents to jihadist ideology.

As Henninger notes:

“First Amendment law has never dealt with a widely distributed ideology that has as its raison d'être the mass murder of Americans and destruction of American property.”

Well said. Because whether America likes it or not, at some point we are going to have to wrestle with how the First Amendment applies to jihadist speech. Choosing not to will simply mean more jihadists and more terror attacks.


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Hasan, Not KSM, Is the Real Problem
By DANIEL HENNINGER


If it accomplished nothing else, the Obama administration's announcement last Friday to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in lower Manhattan blew the Nidal Hasan murders out of the news. The KSM fiasco deserves all the attention it gets. What Hasan represents, however, is a more immediate concern.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is an old-school jihadi. They sit in far-off redoubts, assembling terror teams of foreign nationals who now must figure out how to get themselves and their plot inside the U.S. Not impossible, but harder than before 9/11.

Hasan is new school. He is what's known as a homegrown terrorist. Virtually all the Islamic terrorist plots thwarted in the U.S. in recent years were homegrown, not designed from afar by a KSM.

Najibullah Zazi, the Colorado airport-shuttle driver arrested in New York this September and charged with conspiring to detonate bombs, came to the U.S. in 1999.

The Fort Dix Six, convicted in December of conspiring to attack U.S. military personnel, were mainly ethnic Albanians whose family came to New Jersey in the 1980s.

Zakaria Amara, the leader of the Toronto 18, who were planning to blow up skyscrapers in Canada, was born in a Toronto suburb.

How do individuals sitting in Colorado, New Jersey, Toronto or Texas suddenly transform into mass murderers for jihad? Most of the time, they become radicalized by spending vast amounts of time viewing violent Islamic Web sites run from abroad.

Two years ago, Lawrence Sanchez of the New York City Police Department's intelligence division told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the Internet is "the most significant factor in the radicalization that is occurring in America." Mr. Sanchez described this process as "self-imposed brainwashing."

In New York Times reporter David Rohde's account of his captivity by the Taliban, he wrote that "watching jihadi videos" was his guards' favorite pastime. He describes them as "little more than grimly repetitive snuff films" of executions.

If you sit in the United States and watch this stuff 'round the clock—self-brainwashing—it is fully protected activity. It qualifies as "speech," protected by the panoply of First Amendment law. These protections exist nowhere else in the world.

The biggest controversy surrounding Maj. Hasan is that the Army knew about his radical Islamic sympathies, from the Walter Reed lecture and the monitored emails to the English-speaking, American-born Yemeni imam Anwar Awlaki.

The argument is that the Army should have mustered him out of the service and thereby avoided the 13 murders. Really? After kicking him out of the Army, there was no probable cause for authorities to surveil a civilian Nidal Hasan. In time he as easily could have killed 13 Americans in a suburban Texas mall.

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, as the judge presiding over the 1995 trial of the "blind sheik," Omar Abdel Rahman, for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, had to instruct the jury that the sheik's violent, "holy war" sermons at New York mosques were legal, protected activity (he was convicted of conspiracy). There is a mosque in Manhattan at 96th Street and Lexington Avenue, on whose sidewalk one can hear adherents spouting support for violence against the U.S. That, too, is protected.

A violent ideology is just an ideology, and that is protected speech. It requires acts to put in motion aggressive surveillance, such as wiretapping.

I think the Hasan case shows this is wrong, or at least too dangerous. First Amendment law has never dealt with a widely distributed ideology that has as its raison d'être the mass murder of Americans and destruction of American property.

For now this is the way it is: Future Hasans can get jacked up all day on kill-the-Americans Web sites, and we have to wait until they put in motion a conspiracy like Fort Dix or the Colorado jihadists. Or until they start shooting.

Politics is the only recourse.

This is what the political fight was through the Bush years—fights over the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretaps of conversations between U.S. citizens and foreign suspects, using the Swift financial data system to track terrorist transfers (or, with KSM, military tribunals versus civil courts). The argument against these policies was that "our values" require that judges review and approve virtually all such activity.

The problem with this view is that "our values" were already protected to an unprecedented degree. Raising the bar higher is asking too much of the people assigned to catch all these self-radicalizing jihadists.

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“Holder’s al Qaeda Incentive Plan”

Dear Elaine,

Most Americans are justifiably outraged by Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, in a civilian criminal court in New York.

There are countless reasons to oppose Holder’s decision, not the least of which is the potential for compromising our intelligence assets in a public, criminal trial where Mohammed’s attorneys will demand release of such classified information.

This is not a hypothetical concern. During the trial of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the perpetrator of the 1993 New York trade center bombing, Rahman’s attorneys forced the release of the list of unindicted co-conspirators developed by the prosecution.

One of the names on the list? Osama bin Laden. Soon after, bin Laden fled Sudan.

The insightful Wall Street Journal column by William McGurn (see below, highlights added) provides another powerful reason why Holder’s decision is so outrageous. Bottom line: Holder’s decision has given terrorists a greater incentive to target civilians.

The perversity of this defies description. This is just one more in a long line of decisions by the Obama administration that is putting America—and our lives—at greater risk.


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Holder’s al Qaeda Incentive Plan

By William McGurn

Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2009

When it comes to terrorists, you would think that an al Qaeda operative who targets an American mom sitting in her office or a child on a flight back home is many degrees worse than a Taliban soldier picked up after a firefight with U.S. Army troops.

Your instinct would be correct, because at the heart of terrorism is the monstrous idea that the former is as legitimate a target as the latter. Unfortunately, by dispatching Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other al Qaeda leaders to federal criminal court for trial, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be undermining this distinction. And the perverse message that decision will send to terrorists all over this dangerous world is this: If you kill civilians on American soil you will have greater protections than if you attack our military overseas.

"A fundamental purpose of rules such as the Geneva Conventions is to give those at war an incentive for more civilized behavior—and not targeting civilians is arguably the most sacred of these principles," says William Burck, a former federal prosecutor and Bush White House lawyer who dealt with national security issues. "It demolishes this principle to give Khalid Sheikh Mohammed even more legal protections than the Geneva Conventions provide a uniformed soldier fighting in a recognized war zone."

We don't often speak of incentives in war. That's a loss, because the whole idea of, say, Geneva rights is based on the idea of providing combatants with incentives to do things that help limit the bloodiness of battle. These include wearing a uniform, carrying arms openly, not targeting civilians, and so on.

Terrorists recognize none of these things. They are best understood as associations of people plotting and carrying out war crimes, whether that means sowing fear with direct and indiscriminate attacks on marketplaces, offices and airlines—or by engaging enemy troops without distinguishing uniforms, so that the surrounding civilians essentially become used as human shields. Terrorists reject both the laws of war and the laws of American civil society. To put it another way, they reject both the authority and the obligations their legal rights imply.

None of this seems to bother Mr. Holder. Since he dropped his bombshell on Friday, much commentary has focused on the possibility that KSM might be found not guilty. That, however, is unlikely: Mr. Holder is not a fool, and everyone in the Obama administration appreciates the backlash that would occur if a KSM trial results in an acquittal. Thus, the men he will send for trial will be those against whom he has the most evidence.

The perversity here is that the overwhelming evidence of their war crimes gain them protections denied a soldier fighting in accord with the rules of war.

It even gains them more protections than their associates who attack military targets. This double standard means that the perpetrators of the USS Cole bombing are sent to military tribunals while the perpetrators of 9/11 are sent to federal court.

Andrew McCarthy has a unique perspective on the move to criminal trials. As an assistant U.S. attorney in 1993, he successfully prosecuted Omar Abdel Rahman (the "blind sheikh") for the first bombing of the World Trade Center. Even though the cases were somewhat different—that plot was conceived, plotted and carried out on U.S. soil—Mr. McCarthy says the experience persuaded him that federal trials are a bad way of handling terror.

"At first, I was of the mind that a criminal prosecution would uphold all our high-falutin' rhetoric about the constitution and majesty of the law," says Mr. McCarthy. "But when you get down to the nitty gritty of a trial, you see one huge problem: The criminal justice system imposes limits on the government and gives the defendant all sorts of access to information, because we'd rather have the government lose than unfairly convict a man. You can't take that position with an enemy who is at war with you and trying to bring that government down."

By going down this line, says Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Holder has invited any number of dangers: making the Manhattan courtroom a target for terrorist attack, inviting the disclosure of sensitive intelligence, opening the possibility that some al Qaeda operative will be acquitted and released within the U.S., etc.

Worst of all, he says, is turning the laws of war upside down: Why fight the Marines and risk getting killed yourself or locked up in Bagram forever when you can blow up American citizens on their own streets and gain the legal protections that give you a chance to go free? With this one step, Mr. Holder is giving al Qaeda a ghastly incentive: to focus more of their attacks on American civilians on American home soil.

"It is foolish to think that al Qaeda does not train to our system and look for our vulnerabilities," says Mr. McCarthy. "Remember what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told his captors when we got him, 'I'll see you in New York with my lawyer.' It seems he knows our weaknesses better than our government does."


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“How military missed signs”

A willful ignorance of jihadist ideology due to
political correctness?

Dear Elaine,

The article below (highlights added) is another disturbing, yet unsurprising, assessment of the systemic failure by those in the military, intelligence, and counterterrorism communities to recognize the warning signs of a jihadist poised to act.

Dr. Walid Phares, during his presentation at the American Congress for Truth webcast conducted on November 7th (and available for viewing here), made the point that, eight years after 9/11, our nation’s leaders have still failed to adequately identify and define the jihadist enemy.

Sources we have within the government confirm this appalling reality.

As Brigitte Gabriel notes in her recent video message, the politically correct driven fear of offending Muslims and the apologists for radical Islam has crossed the line from being exasperating to being deadly.

Thank you for being part of the largest citizen action organization in America dedicated to waking up our country to the reality of the threat radical Islam poses—and the ways in which political correctness enables it.


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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/16/how-military-missed-signs//print/

Monday, November 16, 2009

How military missed signs
Failure to grasp threats from those in uniform

by Joel Mowbray

As Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, officially begins his inquiry this week into the disturbing failures that enabled Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to stay in uniform, it must go beyond the normal excuses related to bureaucratic bungling.

With the discussion last week devolving into interagency finger-pointing, lost was the simple fact that the failures were systemic. Although the military has done valiant work fighting in Muslim lands, it doesn't seem to grasp how to assess when Muslim personnel could pose an internal threat.

It's easy to rely on hindsight to second-guess after the fact, but based on what we already know, Maj. Hasan had openly embraced Islamic jihadist ideology. Apparently no one who learned of his online screeds or his verbal rants to colleagues understood this, however.

What officials knew about Maj. Hasan was neither trivial nor inconsequential.

In spring, Maj. Hasan wrote an Internet posting that compared suicide bombers to soldiers who sacrifice their lives by falling on a grenade. His reasoning was that suicide bombers "help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers."

No more explicit justification could be made for the terrorists who have been targeting U.S. service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet reports indicate there was no formal investigation into a soldier who praised suicide bombers who "save Muslims" by killing the very people among whom he lived and worked.

More ominous is that only mild concern was sparked by Maj. Hasan's repeated contacts with a cleric openly affiliated with al Qaeda. Although the content of the 10 to 20 e-mails has been described officially as related to "religious guidance" and Maj. Hasan's "research," no rationale could possibly exist for any soldier independently contacting a high-level enemy figure.
Around the time from late 2008 into early this year that the two were in contact, imam Anwar Al-Awlaki issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq. In January, Mr. Al-Awlaki published a manifesto aptly titled "44 Ways to Support Jihad," a how-to manual on all the paths available - from violence to finance - for his followers.

Had investigators merely Googled Imam Al-Awlaki, they would have found his jihad manual and an in-depth profile on him at the web site of the NEFA Foundation, a U.S.-based counterterrorism organization that maintains the largest public database of open-source terrorism intelligence. They also would have been reminded at the NEFA Web site that Imam Al-Awlaki's recorded sermons helped inspire the terrorists who unsuccessfully targeted Fort Dix, N.J., three years ago. In fact, the Fort Dix plotters specifically praised the imam's lecture encouraging self-motivated jihad.
None of that mattered to investigators, because Maj. Hasan didn't explicitly discuss violence or terrorism with his mentor. Traditional metrics for assessing criminal danger, though, do not neatly apply to jihadists.

Most jihadist attacks are not driven by appeals to violence or wanton bloodlust. The stated motive for most jihadists is some form of defending Islam or innocent Muslims from an evil aggressor.

Someone falling into the lure of jihadist ideology becomes a threat long before he even discusses violence. Danger begins with the embrace of a paranoid worldview in which the United States has waged war on pious, peace-loving Muslims. That the United States is fighting self-identified Muslims in two Islamic nations, of course, only makes it easier for jihadists to win over Muslims.

Maj. Hasan didn't just parrot jihadist lines about evil America, though. He openly argued for Islamic violence against the United States. And that was just what he said in front of his colleagues.

Yet despite a pattern of truly incendiary comments - such as telling colleagues during a PowerPoint presentation on Islam in 2007, "We love death more then [sic] you love life!" - he remained in uniform. Much of the evidence points to a critical question: Was Maj. Hasan treated differently because he was a Muslim?

Perhaps the simplest analysis is by way of comparison. In one reported instance, Maj. Hasan told his colleagues that he supported the Muslim who shot two soldiers, killing one, at a military recruitment center in Little Rock, Ark.

Imagine if Maj. Hasan had instead been a secular, garden-variety anti-American radical who told his colleagues that he supported the murder of his fellow soldiers. Is there any doubt such remarks would have generated at least more than the indifference Maj. Hasan's various comments did?

Just as Muslim soldiers should not be presumed unpatriotic, less cannot be expected of them than from their non-Muslim peers.

Defending terrorists and openly identifying with the enemy should be an obvious infraction for any soldier. The same goes for demonizing America or contacting known terrorists.

If the military doesn't change the mind-set that allowed those actions to be ignored or shrugged off, the consequences could be even more devastating the next time.

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How Do You Eat An Elephant?

10,505…20,952…22,164

by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

Dear Elaine,

I have been asked how we will know when we have “victory” over the threat of radical Islam. How will we measure “success?”

Let me answer that with an old proverb, which asks “How do you eat an elephant”? Answer: “One bite at a time.”

In other words, EVERY “bite” we take produces successes and gets us closer to ultimate victory. At times it may not appear that much progress is being made. At other times, like today, we have measurable signs of progress that should encourage you and empower you.

Today’s email is a snapshot of three measures of progress—three “bites” we are taking—and a call to you to act if you haven’t already done so. Because the more of us who join in and take a “bite” out of the “elephant” of radical Islam, the more successes we will achieve and the closer to ultimate victory we will get.


10,505

This is the number of views recorded by U Stream during the November 7th webcast conference, “Radical Islam’s Threat to America,” sponsored by our “sister” organization, American Congress for Truth.

This conference was the #1 most watched webcast nationwide on U Stream on November 7th. It was also the 4th highest watched webcast worldwide!

To our knowledge, no organization committed to defeating the threat of radical Islam has held a conference of this kind that reached this many people, including many elected officials and staff.

THIS is a measure of progress. THIS is a measure of success.

The conference is now available to watch on the American Congress for Truth website. If you didn’t see it, or know an elected official or staff member that needs to see it, simply click here.


20,952

As of 9:49 A.M. Eastern Time this morning, this is the number of people who have added their names to our petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.


20,952 are the most signatures, in the shortest amount of time, ever gathered for a petition in the history of ACT! for America!

THIS is a measure of progress. THIS is a measure of success.

But we need thousands more names, for two reasons. First, to continue to raise public awareness about the misdeeds of CAIR. Every person who signs it and sends it on to their friends increases the prospect for the petition to really go viral.

Second, to ultimately produce so many signatures that it will be difficult for Congress to ignore us. There are already many in Congress who are backing away from CAIR. A petition with 50,000 or even 100,000 names will be more motivation for “fence sitters” to decide CAIR should be investigated and that they don’t want anything to do with CAIR.

SO IF YOU HAVEN’T YET SIGNED THE CAIR PETITION, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? WE NEED YOU!

CLICK HERE,ADD YOUR NAME, AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!



22,164

As of 9:47 A.M. Eastern Time this morning, this is the number of views of the Brigitte Gabriel video entitled “Brigitte Gabriel blasts political correctness,” released on Friday, November 13th.

22,164 are the most views ever of an ACT! for America video in a 72 hour time period.

What’s more, this video was ranked by YouTube as the “Most Popular” video over the weekend for “non-profit and activism” organizations!

THIS is a measure of progress. THIS is a measure of success.

If you haven’t yet viewed this powerful video message from Brigitte, click here, and then forward the link on to others you know.


Here are three opportunities for you to help us take a “bite” out of the “elephant.” Don’t think for a minute that your actions can’t or won’t make a difference. If every one of our members who haven’t yet signed the petition took just three minutes to read and sign it today, we would triple the number of signatures in one day.

That’s the power of “when everyone does a little, together we accomplish a lot.”

Please ACT! today!

Yours for the America we love,



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Scourge of Political Correctness

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Did you know that, from November 5th to November 10th, 85% of the news stories about the Ft. Hood attack produced by ABC, CBS and NBC did not mention the words “terror” or “terrorist”?

Did you know that investigators found personal business cards belonging to Nidal Hasan that had the initials “S.O.A” — “Soldier of Allah”?

Only now are more and more news reports and commentators acknowledging, some very grudgingly, that Hasan was a jihadist. There simply is too much evidence to ignore — even for the most stubborn politically correct apologists for radical Islam.

Brigitte Gabriel has, of course, been following the Ft. Hood terrorist attack very closely, conducting numerous interviews since it happened.

Today she gives her take on how this happened, why it could have been prevented, and what this means for the future.

Click here, or the image below, to watch this very important message from Brigitte Gabriel. Then forward this email to everyone you know so we can take Brigitte’s message viral!

And if you haven’t yet signed our petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, click here to do so today. As of Friday morning, November 13th, nearly 19,000 people have added their names to this petition. How about you?




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Jihadists Playing Us for Suckers

Dear Elaine,

It is heartening to watch more and more commentators, pundits and analysts now making the same points that Brigitte Gabriel has been making for years. Better late than never!

If all goes according to plan, we should have a special email alert to send to you tomorrow. Stay tuned…


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- November 10, 2009

Jihadists In Military Playing U.S. for Suckers

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/11/10/cal-thomas-hasan-muslims-military-political-correctness/

by Cal Thomas

By now, the script should be disturbingly familiar. Whether in the Middle East, or increasingly in America, a fanatical Muslim blows up or goes on a shooting spree, killing many. This is quickly followed by "condemnations" from "Muslim civil rights groups," like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). We are then warned by the president and some newspaper editorials not to jump to conclusions, or to stereotype. Yasser Arafat wrote this script, which he used with great success throughout his bloody career as a terrorist.

Suddenly, the issue of gays in the military doesn't seem as important as jihadists in the military. If you were an enemy of America, not only would you fight overseas and develop nuclear weapons (Iran), you would also engage in an even more effective strategy by striking at America's underbelly. This is our most vulnerable region because we now tolerate virtually everything, indulge in political correctness and subscribe to a bogus belief that if radical Islamists can see we mean them no harm, they will mean us no harm.

The federal government at all levels has hired and promoted Muslims to influential positions. It requires "sensitivity training" for federal employees, including those who work at the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Last week, the House Judiciary Committee, dominated by liberal Democrats, defied the White House and removed from the USA Patriot Act a tool for tracking non-U.S. citizens in anti-terrorism investigations. As our enemies grow stronger and more emboldened, they see us becoming weaker and less committed.

No amount of evidence -- from Koran verses urging the killing of "infidels," to cries of "God is great," reportedly shouted by the alleged Ft. Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan -- will cure our self-deception. Sun Tzu famously wrote that all war is deception. But it takes two to deceive and the United States is behaving like a willing partner.

People claiming to know Hasan told interviewers he made frequent statements against the wars and the U.S. presence in Islamic countries. Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, told reporters after he was briefed on the shootings that Hasan "took a lot of advanced training in shooting." Why would a psychiatrist need advanced training in shooting unless he believed in murder as therapy? Shouldn't that, coupled with his statements about "the aggressor" and other actions -- including his preference for Muslim clothing -- have alerted someone in authority that he might be a time bomb waiting to go off? Yes, absolutely. But who wants to jeopardize a career by raising such questions and becoming the target of "civil rights groups" and politically correct dupes? Intimidating Americans into silence when they know better is also a very effective strategy when fighting a war.

Sound minds not brainwashed by our own "re-educators" should have seen this coming. Though born in America to Jordanian immigrant parents, Hasan described himself as a "Palestinian." He got into trouble by attempting to proselytize some of his patients.

Most top federal agencies, including the Pentagon and DHS, now have offices of "civil liberties," offices recommended by the 9/11 Commission to focus on "outreach" to the Muslim community. In this, they follow efforts by the Bush administration, which dispatched Karen Hughes to tell Muslim women in Saudi Arabia that American women are so free they can drive their own cars. The Saudi women were not impressed.

It's one thing to be suckered by others. It's quite another to sucker yourself.

How much longer will we tolerate fighting this war as if it were a minor crime wave? Our enemies are fighting to win and they are fighting everywhere, including within our borders. People trained to appear non-threatening, until the threat becomes obvious and it is too late to do anything about it, are infiltrating our government and society at every level.

It is irrelevant that some have put the number of radicalized Muslims worldwide at 10 percent. Even if that figure is accurate, one hundred million jihadists can cause a lot of damage, as they plot the destruction of Western democracies. Other wars have been won with far fewer soldiers and far fewer dupes.

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“Jihad Denial Syndrome” Exposed
Dear Elaine,

The facts are emerging. The warning signs were there. Story after story is breaking new information. Even some in the “establishment media,” such as ABC News, have produced news segments revealing the evidence that Nidal Hasan was a radical Islamist.

The FBI had seen warning signs. So had the CIA and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Numerous fellow officers had witnessed Hasan make statements, even during presentations he gave, that should have set off alarm bells.

Some of the latest news to come out is that Hasan had been in communication with an al Qaeda imam — and authorities knew it and dismissed Hasan’s contacts with the conclusion that he was doing “research” for a thesis!

The tapestry of jihad being pieced together has prompted Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman to call for hearings to investigate who knew what, when, and why action was not taken.

How is it possible that so many warning signs and red flags were ignored, rationalized, or dismissed?

There are at least two reasons.

The first is that too many in leadership in our country, whether in government, the military, or counterterrorism, do not want to connect the dots between the jihadist ideology, so clearly permeating the holy books of Islam, and the act of jihad.
ACT! has been exposing this failure ever since its founding. Dr. Walid Phares, during his presentation at the American Congress for Truth webcast conference “Radical Islam’s Threat to America” (held this past Saturday), stated astonishingly that eight years after 9/11 there is still widespread denial in our government about who the enemy is and why the enemy acts as he does.

This may help explain why, on the day of the Ft. Hood massacre, the FBI released a statement declaring “this was not a terrorist act.” How could they “rush to judgment” with such a faulty claim so quickly?

Answer: “Jihad Denial Syndrome.”

The second reason is linked to the first, which we discussed in our email alert yesterday — a culture of political correctness.

College campuses, Hollywood and television, and much of the “establishment media” are principal drivers of this culture of political correctness. In this worldview, there is a denial of fact and evidence that literally boggles the mind.

Our jihadist enemies throughout the world don’t hide the jihadist ideology — they celebrate it. It’s there for all the world to see — if it wants to. Too many of our leaders don’t want to.

Another enforcer of this political correctness is organizations like CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. For years CAIR has bullied, browbeat, intimidated and smeared anyone who dares to speak the truth about radical Islam. (See our petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR.)

Last Thursday night, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad denounced the violence — and then emphasized that this had nothing to do with Islam.

So did other representatives of other Islamist organizations.

In other words, they didn’t denounce the Islamist, jihadist ideology that led to the violence. Indeed, they in effect denied such an ideology existed. Awad was crystal clear when he stated, falsely, that no religion or ideology could justify such an atrocity.

And in doing so these Islamist enforcers of political correctness fired a warning shot across the bow of the media, the military and the government. They were making it clear that politically correct “Jihad Denial Syndrome” must be adhered to.

Eleven days ago ACT! for America launched a national petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR, due to the mounting revelations of CAIR misdeeds and ties to terrorist organizations.

This petition is even more important now, in the aftermath of Ft. Hood. Why? Because America can no longer afford to be held hostage to a politically correct “Jihad Denial Syndrome” by a terrorist-tainted organization like CAIR.

This is why we continue to urge you, if you haven’t already done so, to sign our petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR.

Senator Lieberman is doing the right thing by convening hearings to investigate the Ft. Hood terrorist act.

We can’t change the culture of political correctness overnight, or the “Jihad Denial Syndrome” that political correctness has helped spawn.

But we are not powerless. There are actions we can take.

Join us today in signing the petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR.

One talk show host said this morning that political correctness can be annoying, even silly, but at Ft. Hood it was deadly.

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A Culture of Political Correctness

by Guy Rodgers

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Dear Elaine,

The horrific massacre at Ft. Hood has exposed the degree to which political correctness impacts government and military action — and media coverage.

Fox News contributor Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (retired) exhibited a courage and clarity that has been lacking in most media coverage when, during two different interviews I saw, he angrily and indignantly denounced what he referred to as a “culture of political correctness” in the leadership of the military.

He pointedly asserted that this was an act of Islamist terrorism, and listed just some of the telltale signs to back up his position. For instance:

Nidal Hasan opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and would argue with his patients, vets returning from combat, against the justification for the wars.


Hasan said the “war on terror” was in fact a war against Islam.


There is evidence that Hasan believed “infidels” deserve beheading.


Internet postings in Hasan’s name months earlier compared suicide bombers to heroic soldiers who throw themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades.

Col. Peters went on to blame the culture of political correctness for the failure of the Army to take any action against Hasan, in spite of an awareness that Hasan held these views.

Other evidence of Hasan’s beliefs include statements he made to colleagues that Muslims have the right to rise up against the U.S. military, and that they have the right to rise up against their “oppressors” — the United States.

A fellow student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences complained about a presentation Hasan gave that “justified suicide bombings and spewed anti-American propaganda.”

Here’s the disturbing question that needs to be asked: Could this act of terrorism had been prevented had there not been such a politically correct reluctance to act on what was known about Hasan?

Imagine if the Army had acted. It’s easy to envision the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) indignantly blasting the Army with statements alleging “discrimination.”

Yet if the Army or law enforcement authorities had stepped in, taken action months ago, and brushed aside the typical and predictable rants from groups like CAIR, is it possible that twelve dead soldiers and one dead police officer would be alive today?

Why are so many in government and the military apparently afraid of “offending” a group like CAIR, which deserves to be investigated for its many questionable activities and ties to terrorists, not accommodated? (See our petition calling for such an investigation.)

But in the aftermath of this terrorist act, too few in the media or government have been willing to call it that. There has been a desperate search for another motive, the most common focusing on his mental state.

Edina Lekovic, communications director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), also appeared on Fox News. Lekovic was unequivocal in her remarks, claiming Hasan was “clearly disturbed” and comparing him to the killers at Virginia Tech and Columbine.

Remarkably, only a minute or so after making this unsubstantiated claim as if it were fact, when asked about any possible connection to Islam, she warned we must not “rush to judgment.”

But isn’t that precisely what Lekovic did when she asserted Hasan was “clearly disturbed?” Is she a psychiatrist? Did she examine him?

Of course not. What qualifies Lekovic to assert Hasan was like the Columbine killers? Nothing.

She did exactly what she is warning others not to. She “rushed to judgment.” And while anyone who is contending that this massacre has all the earmarks of a terrorist attack is challenged, no one on the Fox News program challenged Lekovic’s unverifiable claim falsely asserted as fact.

Why not? Political correctness?

More political correctness. Prior to killing 13 people on Thursday, Hasan gave away furniture and Korans, a telltale sign of a jihadist preparing for martyrdom.

So how does a ]Washington Post story characterize Hasan’s giving furniture away? As an act of kindness.

But the tide may be turning. Facts are stubborn things. There are just too many signs that Hasan was in fact a radical Muslim bent on jihad. Too many signs to be ignored.

ABC News last night ran a headline asking if the Army missed signs that Hasan was an Islamic extremist.

On Fox News Sunday, Bill Kristol referred to an AP story that quoted colleagues of Hasan at Walter Reed Hospital who admitted they did not report his suspicious actions due to fear of appearing to be discriminatory toward Muslims.

It may well be determined that Hasan had emotional problems. It may also turn out that he didn’t.

But as Brit Hume stated on Fox News Sunday, even if Hasan had emotional or psychological issues, the facts clearly point to the conclusion that Hasan was a radical Islamist who acted on his beliefs.

You can help enlighten America about the truth of this terrorist attack.

Forward this email to everyone you know.

And help us shed light on one of the leading “enforcers” of the political correctness that is undermining our ability to prevent terrorism. If you haven’t done so already, sign our petition calling for a government investigation of CAIR’s questionable activities and ties to terrorists.
Let’s not let the purveyors of political correctness mislead us yet again.


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How Easily Some Are Duped by CAIR:

The Information CAIR Doesn’t Want You To See;

The Petition CAIR Doesn’t Want You To Sign

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Dear Elaine,

We got a GREAT start to our petition launched on Friday calling for a government investigation of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), with over 7,000 people signing thus far.

If you haven’t yet signed the petition (which takes only a couple minutes to read and sign), please consider this.

In the new blockbuster book, Muslim Mafia, the authors give an account of how CAIR, working in tandem with a county police officer, helped scuttle a valuable counter-terrorism training program — and left the door wide open for a breach of a classified police database, putting all of us at risk!

Here is a point by point summary of the details from the book that should shock you and make your blood boil!

The Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department (FCPD) had a training contract for its officers with the Higgins Center for Counter Terrorism Research, which it maintained for several years without complaint.


Then, at least two Muslim officers on the force complained about the program — one of them a sergeant named Mohammad Rasool.


CAIR complained as well, claiming the program portrayed Islam in a “bad light.” In fact, CAIR officials had at least two phone conversations to complain about the program with the FCPD’s Chief, David Rohrer.


In 2006, the FCPD canceled the counter-terrorism training program.


Also that year, Chief Rohrer spoke at CAIR’s annual fundraising dinner, where he said, “Let us choose tolerance over intolerance, acceptance over prejudice, and understanding over ignorance.”


Unbeknownst to Rohrer, Rasool was combing through a classified federal police database. Why? Because a fellow Muslim told Rasool he thought he was under surveillance. Rasool’s search through the classified database confirmed that the fellow Muslim was under surveillance. Rasool then tipped him off.


When agents went to arrest Rasool’s friend, they found him destroying evidence. Knowing they had a mole, agents worked backward and discovered it was Rasool.


The very counter-terrorism training program CAIR and the two Muslim officers complained about, and Chief Rohrer canceled, was in part designed to help prevent what Rasool did!

In other words, this was a case, not of the “fox guarding the henhouse,” but the “fox” (Rasool and CAIR) telling the “farmer” (Chief Rohrer) that the “henhouse” shouldn’t be guarded — because doing so would offend the fox!

This is just ONE example of how government officials, intoxicated with political correctness, have been duped by CAIR.

Yet many in Congress and the media continue to support and defend CAIR!

They need to hear from the grassroots of America that this state of affairs is simply unacceptable! That’s why we are urging you to sign our new petition, as a first step in a national effort to draw attention to CAIR and the need for a government investigation. Then forward this email to everyone you know.

You can be certain that CAIR does not want you to sign this petition. You can be certain CAIR does not want you to read Muslim Mafia and the stunning revelations in its pages.

CAIR and its allies are hoping the facts about CAIR get swept under the rug. Choosing not to sign this petition increases the possibility that this will, in fact, happen. Indeed, WorldNetDaily reported last week that there has been a virtual media blackout of Muslim Mafia and the information it reports.

YOU CAN HELP CHANGE THIS BY SIGNING OUR PETITION AS OUR FIRST STEP IN DRAWING NATIONAL ATTENTION TO THE “DIRTY LAUNDRY” CAIR IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO HIDE!

Please don’t let CAIR continue its efforts to undermine our national security! You CAN make a difference by signing our petition today!

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