Who is online?
In total there are 5 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 5 Guests :: 2 Bots

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 111 on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 2:28 am
Latest topics
» Flashback: Anderson Cooper’s Family Tied To Slavery
Yesterday at 10:57 pm by Admin

» CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK
Yesterday at 10:32 pm by Admin

» +Dev+ Michael D. Inman
Yesterday at 9:31 pm by Admin

» HEAVEN LETTERS
Yesterday at 9:26 pm by Admin

»  HONEST REPORTING Defending Israel from Media Bias plz read REGULAR UPDATES
Yesterday at 8:58 pm by Admin

» R.D SOUZA Saved by faith
Yesterday at 7:54 pm by Admin

» Mrs. P's Haven of Refuge Inspirational
Yesterday at 7:45 pm by Admin

»  BREAKING: Trump Sets Massive Record – No President Has Even Come Close To This
Yesterday at 5:39 pm by Admin

» YouTube Just Demonetized Hundreds More Christian Conservative Videos
Yesterday at 5:35 pm by Admin

» PROPHESY NEWS WATCH
Yesterday at 5:30 pm by Admin

» WORLD ISRAEL NEWS
Yesterday at 12:07 pm by Admin

» Share your Jokes smiles here
Yesterday at 11:42 am by Admin

» WORTHY NEWS
Yesterday at 11:27 am by Admin

» Daily Disciples
Yesterday at 11:26 am by Admin

» Delrifkah: HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY.
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:26 pm by Admin

» NUGGET Today's Devotional
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:18 pm by Admin

» Meditation Chip Brogden
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:16 pm by Admin

» THE CLARION PROJECT
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 8:54 pm by Admin

» ISRAEL BREAKING NEWS
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 7:44 pm by Admin

» Earthquake Hits Yellowstone During Solar Eclipse as NASA Seeks Supervolcano Solution
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 7:30 pm by Admin

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search

Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Page 26 of 27 Previous  1 ... 14 ... 25, 26, 27  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 04 Aug 2009, 11:47 am

A Former Teacher of Muslim Students Speaks Out

This past spring, at one of the ACT! for America “Citizens in Action” conferences, two of the attendees, independent of each other, spoke to Executive Director Guy Rodgers about their experiences with Muslim students in that city’s public schools.

One was a teacher who said that he had surveyed his Muslim students to see if any of them would disavow the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He said not one of his Muslim students would.

The second had a friend who was a kindergarten teacher, who described how maintaining classroom order was becoming increasingly difficult when five-year-old Muslim students would tell her “You can’t tell me what to do, infidel pig!”

Perhaps these are exceptions to the typical behavior of Muslim students in our public schools. We certainly hope and would like to believe this is the case. But even if these are exceptions, they illustrate the supremacist and radical ideology at the root of political Islam. If you watched the video we sent you a few weeks ago you saw the “grown-up” face of that ideology in the actions of Muslim “security guards” at the International Arab Festival in Dearborn, Michigan.

Several months ago we received a letter from one of our members, who taught Palestinian and other Arab students in an American public school back in 1979. We share her story with you below. As you read it, keep in mind that this was thirty years ago — and those children are now adults and likely have children of their own.
--------------------

I was a as a teacher of Palestinian youngsters back between 1979 and 1983. What I experienced then illustrates that what we are seeing today is not suddenly a new development, but rather has been part of a mission that began unfolding years ago. I believe that perhaps my story might shed some insight into their way of thinking, which is different than the way many of us think.

During the Carter administration I suddenly became aware that people from various Middle-Eastern countries were arriving in this country in droves. There were so many Arabic speaking children entering Detroit Public Schools,as well as other school systems in the Detroit area, such as Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Downriver, etc., that there were not enough Arabic speaking teachers to teach them. That is how this Jewish-American, Bilingual (BBE) teacher, whose endorsement was in Spanish, was enlisted, along with a number of other non-Arabic speaking BBE teachers, to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to these students whose first language was Arabic.

We were given teaching assistants to keep up the children's Arabic. (As an aside, no one could ever tell me why this was necessary since all of the children, even the poorest, went to Arabic School after public school each day).

Before beginning our assignment, teachers such as myself, were required to attend a sensitivity workshop to learn about the culture of our students. I will never forget the first words out of our presenter's mouth (a Lebanese-American woman whose father settled in Detroit during the 1950's), “To understand my people, you must first know and understand our creed: 'You see us with one eye. We see you with two.'”

Two questionable actions that I recall within the last few years that illustrate this point have to do with reconnaissance or surveillance (seeing things well with two eyes).

The first one had to do with an American Muslim man who was picked up by the police for taking photos of the Mackinaw Bridge, in Michigan. This took place outside of tourist season. He was hours and miles from his home in Dearborn and seemingly did not have a good explanation for why he was there.

The other involved a carload of Muslim American men who were found taking photos of Detroit's Water Department, and were thought to be acting suspiciously.

I attended another Arabic sensitivity workshop, a few years later, attended by several hundred people like me – social workers, teachers, and others working with the Arab population. A Dearborn judge was the keynote speaker. He was an Arab-American, who appeared to be born and raised in this country. He told no fewer than two extremely anti-Jewish jokes. I remember thinking to myself, "Why are we supposed to be sensitive to them, when they show no sensitivity to other minorities?" Unfortunately, to my chagrin and shame, I did not have the courage to stand up and ask him that very question. I wish to God that I had!

The aide assigned to work with the children in Arabic was a young woman who turned eighteen sometime during that first year. I explained to her that I was Jewish. We both felt knowlege of this fact might hinder the children's ability to learn from me if they or their parents knew. So it was not divulged to them.

I love teaching and children. I became very fond of my students and their parents, who were generally very charming. Needless to say, it was disconcerting at best, when I asked my students, who were from kindergarten age to sixth graders, to tell me about whatever holiday they had just celebrated. I always heard a similar excited refrain, "Oh, it was great! We got money and candy – and we will have to kill every Jewish man, woman, and baby in the world!"

When I inquired, "Why do you have to kill every Jewish man, woman and baby in the world?"

They replied, "They are our enemy."

Their answer was always exactly the same, "They will grow up to be a soldier."

Most of my students were Palestinian, I had perhaps five to ten from Yemen, a few from Jordan, and two Bedouins, from Israel. Also two girls who had been abducted from their Nicaraguan mother by their father who was Palestinian.

My aide was pretty and a sweet young lady. I was fond of her. I realized that I could have had a daughter that age. We often had lunch together and sometimes her cousin, a young woman, about the same age, would join us. She was an invited guest in my home quite a few times.

I happily threw a party for her at school when she became a U.S. citizen. She was a Shiite Muslim, from Lebanon.

A while after that party, a father of two of my students came into my classroom. Unlike most of my students' fathers, who were blue-collar workers, this man wore a tweed suit and spoke with an Oxford accent. He was handsome, self-possessed and intelligent. He told me that his kids had informed him that there were no Arabic books in my classroom. He wondered if I would be interested in having him order some fun and interesting books, in Arabic, just for the instruction of school-aged children.

About six weeks later he brought a box of books to my room and proudly showed me brand-new, slick, paperback books that were lemon yellow and pictured darling children on the cover as well as within. After he left, I requested that my aide carefully read the books, then give me a synopsis of the content and tell me whether she found them appropriate.

Later that day she came to me and told me, "These are beautiful books! They'd be wonderful for the students."

However, something did not feel right to me. I became increasingly bothered about those books as the day passed. I took one of those books to my supervisor to ask her if she approved of it. She was Chaldean, a Christian woman, originally from Iraq. She looked at the book and kept making shocked noises. Finally, she looked up and exclaimed, "(my first name), you of all people do not want this book taught in your classroom, right under your nose!” For starters, it was published in Libya.

She leafed through the book and came to a picture of a boy and a girl, who looked like scouts, with shorts on, shirts, and ties around their collars, playing in a park that had swings and slides. "What do you see in this picture?" she asked. I told her. Then she inquired, "What do you see in the sky?"

I told her that I had thought it was a plane. "No," she announced, "it is a missile headed to Israel."

She turned to another picture. "Now, what do you see here?"

It was a picture of a classroom, with children, a teacher, Arabic writing on the blackboard. It seemed innocuous, but I spied something in the sky, out of the window. "I suppose that is another missile headed for Israel," I told her.

"No!" her reply startled me, "that is a missile headed to the U.S!!!"

The father who brought me the books returned, during a class period, close to two weeks later. He asked me why the books were not being utilized in the classroom. I explained that all teaching materials used in Detroit's classrooms needed to be given approval before they could be used, and these were turned down. I returned the books to him.

In retrospect, I so wish that I had kept one of those books! I wouldn't be surprised if they were simply taken to another classroom where they could actually still be in use today. Or even brought back to the very classroom I had taught in, after Arabic speaking teachers took my place.

I would be remiss if I did not impart what took place during one lesson in which I taught six, sixth grade boys. We read about Thor Heyerdahl’s excursion from North Africa, in a reed boat, fashioned like pictures seen in ancient tombs, to the Caribbean. He did it to see if such a craft could have made it to the New World. If so, the travelers in it could have influenced the natives of some of those countries to worship a sun god and build pyramids.

He selected six men to participate, each of a different race and religion. The idea was that they were to be dependent on each other in order to survive, as well as to make it succeed - like we all are dependent on one another to survive on the planet Earth.

This experience, recorded in "The National Geographic Magazine," did take place, and was proclaimed a success. After reading about this, five of the six boys proclaimed that they would never agree to go on a boat with a Jew. But one then said that if he did agree to go, he would kill the Jew during the trip. Most of the others thought that was a terrific idea. However, the Jordanian student disagreed with them and said he thought it would be a fascinating experiment.

This made me realize that there are Muslims who think for themselves, who are trying to survive as we are, who have good hearts and have integrity. In my opinion, this is why we are obligated to stand by, stand up for, and protect in any way we can, those brave Muslim Moderates who are trying to speak for fairness and sanity. Who are grateful for, and appreciate this country for the values it stands for. Who are not interested in overthrowing it and turning it into an Islamic entity.

It is frightening to realize that there have been children raised in this country, for at least the last thirty years, that have been inculcated to hate this country and all non-believers. Children that may have been instructed to think this way in our own public schools, as well as in their Arabic schools.

I told friends, family members, and anyone I thought would listen, way back in the early 80's, that there would be trouble in twenty or thirty years in this country if the influx of these people wouldn't be checked. That we were creating a “Fifth Column.”

I am glad that I finally made a written record of what I saw and experienced years ago. I was put in a rather unique place in time and had the opportunity to realize things that many Americans, including my own Jewish people, can’t understand or don’t want to. Unfortunately, so many are in denial.

I would rather have been completely wrong about my fears, conclusions, and concerns back then, than be right. They have brought me thirty years of grief and worry. I pray that ACT for America will help keep my fears from becoming a reality. Thankfully, from what I can see about ACT I am grateful to say I think it’s possible.

---------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Fri 24 Jul 2009, 3:38 pm

As we noted in our 2008 Voter Guide, then-candidate Barack Obama had taken the position that terrorist “enemy combatants” should in fact be treated more like “alleged criminals.” This position is now being followed by actions such as the FBI reading a list of rights to enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan and Obama’s Assistant Attorney General testifying to a U.S. Senate committee that captured terrorists have many of the same constitutional rights as those afforded to American citizens.

As Senator Joseph Lieberman noted in the story below, the Obama administration position means captured terrorists will have more rights than uniformed prisoners of war had in any prior conflict we’ve been involved in. Thus, an Islamic terrorist, who fights under no country’s flag, does not wear a uniform, and targets civilians, will have more rights than a uniformed German soldier arrested on the battlefield in World War II.

Ideas do have consequences. And the consequences of affording such constitutional rights to terrorist enemy combatants are not only dangerous, not only unprecedented — they are absurd.

---------------------

Obama's Assistant Attorney General Tells Senate: Terrorists Captured on Battlefield Have Constitutional Rights
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
(CNSNews.com) – At a Senate hearing Tuesday on the use of military commissions to prosecute terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, some members of the Armed Services Committee took offense at the Obama administration’s view that the detainees should have the same legal protections under the Constitution as U.S. citizens.

Ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) questioned Assistant Attorney General David Kris about his remarks on the appropriateness of administering the Miranda warning to terrorist suspects captured abroad. "It is the administration's view that there is a serious risk that courts would hold that admission of involuntary statements of the accused in military commission proceedings is unconstitutional," Kris said in his opening statement.

“Does that infer that these individuals have constitutional rights?” McCain asked Kris.

“Ah, yes,” Kris answered.
“What are those constitutional rights of people who are not citizens of the United States of America, who were captured on a battlefield committing acts of war against the United States?” McCain asked.

“Our analysis, Senator, is that the due process clause applies to military commissions and imposes a constitutional floor on the procedures that the government sets on such commissions …” Kris said.

“So you are saying that these people who are at Guantanamo, who were part of 9/11, who committed acts of war against the United States, have constitutional rights under the Constitution of the United States of America?” McCain asked.

“Within the framework I just described, the answer is yes, the due process clause guarantees and imposes some requirements on the conduct of (military) commissions,” Kris said.

“The fact is they are entitled to protections under the Geneva Convention, which apply to the rules of war,” McCain said. “I do not know of a time in American history where enemy combatants were given rights under the United States Constitution.”

Jeh C. Johnson, general counsel, Department of Defense (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

Kris and Jeh C. Johnson, general counsel for the Department of Defense, said that military commissions were a viable “alternative” but that prosecuting terror suspects as criminals in U.S. federal courts was preferable – a position Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) took issue with at the hearing.
“Why would anyone prefer to try people apprehended for violations of the law of war?” Lieberman asked. “The fact is that from the beginning of our country, from the Revolutionary War, we’ve used military tribunals to try war criminals, or people we have apprehended, captured for violations of the law of war.

“Again, I think the unique circumstances of this war on terrorists, against the people who attacked us on 9/11, have taken us down, including the Supreme Court, some roads that are not only to me ultimately unjust but inconsistent with the long history of military commissions,” Lieberman said.
“Why would you say the administration prefers to bring before our federal court system instead of military commissions that are really today’s version of the tribunals that we’ve used throughout our history to deal in a just way with prisoners of war?” Lieberman asked.

“I applaud this committee’s initiative to reform the military commission act. I think the military commission should be a viable ready alternative for national security reasons to deal with those who violate the laws of war, and I’m glad we’re having this discussion right now, and I thank the committee,” Johnson said.
“When you’re dealing with terrorists whose, and I’m going to say this on behalf of the administration, one of their fundamental aims is to kill innocent civilians, and so it is the administration’s view that direct violence on innocent civilians, let’s say in the continental United States, it might be appropriate that that person be brought to justice in a civilian public forum in the continental United States,” Johnson said.

“Because the act of violence that was committed here was a violation of Title 18 (federal criminal law), as well as the law of war, so we feel strongly that both alternatives should exist,” Johnson added.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
“Well, I respectfully disagree,” Lieberman said. “These are people we believe are war criminals; that’s why we captured them. The greater legal protections of the terrorists because they have chosen to do something that pretty much has not been done before in our history to attack Americans, to kill people here in America, as they did on 9/11, civilians, innocents, it doesn’t matter, and to do it outside of uniform.
“So it puts us in a very odd position, giving these terrorists greater protections in our federal courts than we’ve given war criminals in any other time throughout our history, even though, in my opinion, they are at least as brutal and inhumane, probably more brutal and inhumane than any war criminals,” Lieberman said.
“Yes, it might also be an act of murder that killed people who were in the Trade Towers on 9/11, but it was an act of war,” Lieberman said. “And the people who did that do not deserve the same constitutional protections of those accused of murder in New York City.”
The hearing focused on the military commissions portion of the National Defense Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2010, which includes changes to the Military Commission Act of 2006.
Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) summarized the changes in his opening statement.

Relative to the admissibility of coerced testimony, the provision in our bill would eliminate the double standard in existing law, under which coerced statements are admissible if they were obtained prior to Dec. 30, 2005.

Relative to the use of hearsay evidence, the provision in our bill would eliminate the extraordinary language in the existing law which places the burden on detainees to prove that hearsay evidence introduced against them is not reliable and probative.

Relative to the issue of access to classified evidence and exculpatory evidence, the provision in our bill would eliminate the unique procedures and requirements which have hampered the ability of defense teams to obtain information and led to so much litigation.

We would substitute more established procedures based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), with modest changes to ensure that the government cannot be required to disclose classified information to unauthorized persons.

“Of great importance, the provision in our bill would reverse the existing presumption in the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that rules and procedures applicable to trials by courts martial would not apply,” Levin said.

“Our new language says, by contrast, that ‘Except as otherwise provided ... the procedures and rules of evidence applicable in trials by general courts-martial of the United States shall apply in trials by military commission under this chapter.’ The exceptions to this rule are, as suggested by the Supreme Court, carefully tailored to the unique circumstances of the conduct of military and intelligence operations during hostilities.”

Despite the ongoing debate, on June 25 the committee voted unanimously to send the bill to the full Senate for consideration. Staff at the Armed Services Committee press office could not say when the Senate will take up the bill.
ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Thu 23 Jul 2009, 2:42 pm

TWO VICTORIES TO REPORT !!

• Senate Amendment #1628 Passes

• Victory Over “Legal Jihad”

Dear Elaine,

Yesterday we emailed you a Legislative Action Alert urging ACT! for America members to contact their U.S. Senators and ask for their support of amendment #1628. This amendment sent a loud and clear message to Iran that the Senate was expecting Iran to stop its nuclear enrichment and come into compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The amendment called for additional sanctions against Iran if it failed to do so.

We are pleased to report that yesterday afternoon the amendment passed! Thank you to each of you who called your Senator(s) and asked for their vote on this important amendment.

We are also delighted to pass along to you the news of Joe Kaufman’s victory over a group of Islamic organizations that had sought to make an “example” of him in the courts.

With the help of our friends at the Thomas More Law Center, the defamation lawsuit filed by the seven Islamic organizations was rejected by the full Texas Second Court of Appeals (see WorldNetDaily story below).

This is not only a victory for Joe Kaufman — it’s a victory for free speech, a free press, and a victory over “legal jihad.”

Congratulations, Joe! Congratulations, Thomas More Law Center!


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LAW OF THE LAND
WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Online journalist wins victory over 'legal jihad'
Court rebuffs defamation suit from swarm of Muslim organizations


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Posted: July 18, 2009
12:30 am Eastern

By Drew Zahn


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WorldNetDaily

Joe Kaufman
The full Texas Second Court of Appeals yesterday rejected an attempt by a coalition of seven Islamic organizations to further their defamation lawsuit against an online writer and have him branded as less than a "real" journalist.

As WND reported, after Joe Kaufman wrote an article for the online FrontPage Magazine exposing terrorist connections in two American Muslim groups, he was sued by a swarm of Islamic organizations, none of which he had even mentioned in his article.

The lawsuit technique is called by some "legal jihad" or "Islamist lawfare," and the Thomas More Law Center, which is representing Kaufman in the lawsuit, claims Muslim advocates are using the strategy to bully online journalists into silence.

"The lawsuit against Kaufman was funded by the Muslim Legal Fund for America. The head of that organization, Khalil Meek, admitted on a Muslim radio show that lawsuits were being filed against Kaufman and others to set an example," claims a Thomas More statement on the case. "Indeed, for the last several years, Muslim groups in the U.S. have engaged in the tactic of filing meritless lawsuits to silence any public discussion of Islamic terrorist threats."

And though a three-judge panel of the court had unanimously dismissed the case, the Islamic groups sought an "en banc" opinion, meaning a ruling from the entire court of seven justices.

The Texas Second Court of Appeals, however, issued a "per curiam," or entire court, opinion yesterday, upholding the panel's decision to dismiss the lawsuit.

Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented in a statement, "It is gratifying to see our client's First Amendment rights being upheld by this entire Texas Appeals Court. We do not yet know if these Islamic groups will try another appeal to the Texas Supreme Court, but this ruling is an indication of how strong this First Amendment case is."

As WND reported, Kaufman's troubles began in 2007, when he wrote the article criticizing two Islamic groups for hosting a "Muslim Family Day" at Six Flags over Texas, a Dallas-area amusement park. The Islamic Circle of North America and the Islamic Association of North Texas, Kaufman revealed, had funneled money to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and al-Qaida.

"While using images of cartoon characters and sponsoring events at amusement parks may seem innocuous, the danger that the Islamic Circle of North America poses to the United States, Canada and others is clear," Kaufman wrote. "As a faction of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization looks to impose Islam on Western society, and as a donor to a terrorist organization, the group is a willing participant in the act of violence."

And while neither the ICNA nor the IANT claimed libel, seven other Muslim organizations – the Islamic Society of Arlington, Texas, Islamic Center of Irving, DFW Islamic Educational Center, Inc., Dar Elsalam Islamic Center, Al Hedayah Islamic Center, Islamic Association of Tarrant County and Muslim American Society of Dallas – cried foul, bringing the defamation suit against Kaufman.

"This frivolous lawsuit is an example of the legal jihad being waged by radical Islamic organizations throughout our nation," Thompson said. "These lawsuits are aimed at stifling the free speech rights of Americans who dare to expose their agenda. They intentionally file lawsuits to intimidate reporters who seek to expose their agenda. By making it costly to defend against their lawsuits, they hope journalists will refrain from writing about the threat to our nation."

The organizations suing Kaufman also asked the court to deny him certain legal protections granted to traditional journalists, claiming that as an Internet writer, his right to seek a quick and inexpensive dismissal of the case didn't apply.

The case set up a battle, not only between Islamic advocates and those that would question their political connections, but also between organizations that fly low under the mass media's radar, enjoying little public scrutiny, and the burgeoning field of Internet journalism that often investigates places the mainstream media ignores.

A three-judge panel of the Texas Second Court of Appeals, however, not only ruled that the Muslim organizations had no basis for claiming defamation – since Kaufman didn't name or point to them in his article – but also declared that online journalists do merit the same status and legal protections that their more traditional media peers enjoy.

The opinion of the court, written by Justice Terrie Livingston, overturned a lower court's denial of Kaufmann's motion to dismiss the libel claim before a time-consuming and expensive trial.

Listing seven different reasons for the court's decision, Justice Livingston wrote, "We conclude that an Internet author's status as a member of the electronic media should be adjudged by the same principles that courts should use to determine the author's status under more traditional media."

The court did not, however, uphold that all Internet writers – such as bloggers – should be afforded the protections traditional journalists enjoy.

Kaufman, the court noted, has written for a variety of national publications since 1995, has appeared on several television news networks and in writing for FrontPage Magazine, was writing for a separate online news source with the freedom to accept or reject his article.

The court concluded, "We believe that these facts and circumstances, establishing Kaufman's journalistic background and his notoriety outside of the parameters of the article and graphic at issue and FrontPage Magazine's broad readership and its existence as a news/commentary medium that is independent from Kaufman's articles, are sufficient to qualify Kaufman as a member of the electronic or print media and to qualify FrontPage Magazine as an electronic or print medium."

Furthermore, the court ruled, that the Muslim organizations' contention that an Internet author could "never" qualify as a member of the media "would make as little sense as an inverse rule that a print author (such as someone distributing their own photocopied musings) would always qualify as such."

Yesterday's decision by the entire court affirmed the panel's decision with few words and no commentary, stating simply, "It is the opinion of the court that the motion for rehearing should be and is hereby denied and that the opinion and judgment of June 25, 2009, stand unchanged."

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., provided the lead attorney to represent Kaufman at no charge.

--------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 21 Jul 2009, 4:24 pm

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!!

SUPPORT AMENDMENT #1628
TO THE
THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

SEND A MESSAGE TO IRAN!

by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations

President Obama has warned that “Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon would not only be a threat to Israel and a threat to the United States, but would be profoundly destabilizing in the international community as a whole and could set off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that would be extraordinarily dangerous for all concerned, including for Iran.”

Over the years, Iran has received numerous international warnings to “cease and desist” its participation in unlawful nuclear activities, as well as its development of unconventional weapons and support for international terrorism.

Unfortunately, such warnings have fallen on deaf ears. Despite sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council aimed at convincing Iran to stop its unlawful activities and comply with the requirements of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and despite sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department on several Iranian banks for their involvement in proliferation activities and terrorism support, Iran continues on its current and dangerous course.

Amendment #1628 to S. 1390, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2010, addresses this issue in a direct way by expressing the Sense of the Senate that the government of Iran should:

Seize the historic offer put forward by President Barack Obama to engage in direct diplomacy with the United States;


Suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development, and work on all heavy-water related projects, including the construction of a research reactor moderated by heavy water, as demanded by multiple resolutions of the United Nations Security Council; and

Come into full compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, including the additional protocol to the Treaty.

Further, Amendment #1628 asserts that President Obama should impose sanctions, including those on the Central Bank of Iran (as well as any other Iranian banks involved in proliferation activities or terrorist support), if…

Iran has not accepted the U.S. offer to engage in direct diplomacy via the P5-plus-1 process before the Summit of the Group of 20 in September, 2009, and has not suspended all of its enrichment-related and reprocessing activities and work on all heavy-water related projects; within 60 days of the summit’s conclusion, and


The U.N. Security Council has not adopted significant additional sanctions on the government of Iran.

We need to assert some “tough talk” – coupled with hard deadlines – in addition to the Obama administration’s current course of soft diplomacy. This amendment is a good first step.



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

The amendment is expected to be considered sometime today. Please take a moment RIGHT NOW to call your elected official in the U.S. SENATE. [Click here to locate your Senator] and urge him/her to support the Kyl/Lieberman amendment #1628 to S. 1390, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2010.

We need to send a strong message to Iran that their destructive behavior will not be tolerated — and will have consequences!



REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT!



---------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Mon 20 Jul 2009, 10:11 pm

Dear Elaine,

Yesterday Hizb Ut-Tahrir held its “The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam” conference at a Hilton Hotel in the suburbs of Chicago. You may recall this was the same conference that was originally scheduled to be hosted at an Islamic school in the area, until the Islamic school pulled out.

In the report provided by IPT below, some conference speakers minced no words when it came to whether or not shariah law or the Constitution should be the supreme law of the land. See the highlighted segments and links to video clips.

This is precisely the kind of cultural jihad Brigitte Gabriel discusses in her book They Must Be Stopped. If you haven’t yet read it we urge you to click here to order a copy. In it you will learn that winning the war against Islamic terrorism is not enough. If we are to preserve and protect our liberties and our values we must also win the struggle against cultural jihad.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hizb Ut-Tahrir: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution
Imam Promises to Fight "Until Islam Becomes Victorious or We Die in the Attempt"

IPT News
July 20, 2009
http://www.investigativeproject.org/1100/hizb-ut-tahrir-shariah-takes-precedence-over-us

Oak Lawn, Illinois - Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), the international movement to re-establish an international Islamic state or Caliphate - kicked off a new campaign to win American recruits Sunday afternoon in this Chicago suburb. Nearly 300 people packed the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel for its Khalifah Conference on "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam" to listen to listen to HT ideologues blame capitalism for World War I and World War II; the U.S. subprime mortgage meltdown; the current violence in Iraq and Afghanistan; world poverty and malnutrition and inner-city drug use.

A speaker identified as Abu Atallah even blamed capitalism for the late singer Michael Jackson's decision "to shed his black skin."

Hizb ut-Tahrir aims to restore the Caliphate that existed during the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk abolished it in 1924 in an effort to create a secular, Europeanized state.

Security at the conference was very tight. Oak Lawn police maintained a checkpoint outside the Hilton, and local police and HT's own security people had a substantial presence inside the hotel. In the ballroom where the conference took place, men and women were largely segregated, with men in the front and women in the back. This became a significant point of contention between HT supporters and several members of the audience who objected to this arrangement. At one point, an unidentified Hizb ut-Tahrir speaker became flustered over this line of questioning.

"Men and women," he blurted out, must be kept separate "to prevent people from behaving like animals."

A woman in the audience responded: "How does intermingling between men and women make you animals?" HT panelists didn't have a persuasive answer, and soon adjourned that session.

The conference was sometimes poorly organized. There was no list of speakers, forcing reporters to sometimes guess at the spelling of speakers' names. But HT certainly appeared to be serious about working for the larger goals of the conference: abolishing capitalism and imposing Caliphate rule over the world.

According to Hizb ut-Tahrir, the world's social and economic problems will not be fixed until the world is governed by Shariah and the government controls all major industries. Lenders would no longer be able to charge interest, which one speaker decried as a "poisonous concept." Charity, or zakat, was advertised as the way to alleviate "economic inequality."

"Secular capitalism has made me devalue my skin" and "has kept my family in ghettos," said one speaker, an African-American who went on to blame it for the fact that he smoked marijuana and his grandmother played the lottery. Capitalism, he added, is a form of economic "terrorism" and "causes us to be sent to mental hospitals." Barack Obama's presidency, he said, "is only a scheme or con" to trick people into thinking that things will get better under capitalism.

But time and again on Sunday, Hizb ut-Tahrir officials seemed to be playing slippery rhetorical games of their own - particularly when it came to the behavior of despotic Muslim regimes and terrorists. When a few skeptical audience members pressed speakers over the fact that Islamic governments in Iran and Saudi Arabia are despotic, conference speakers claimed those weren't "authentic" Muslim governments and that the CIA (and by implication, the capitalist U.S. government) was to blame for the problems in those countries. In an interview with WBBM-TV in Chicago, HT deputy spokesman Mohammad Malkawi refused to specifically condemn Al Qaida and the Taliban.

Hizb ut-Tahrir has not been designated a terrorist group by the U.S. government and it insists it is only interested in instituting radical change by nonviolent means. But HT's alumni include 9/ll mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the late Iraqi terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi and would-be Hamas suicide bombers, and the group's pro-jihadist rhetoric has led critics to label it a "conveyor belt for terrorists."

One Muslim American group issued a statement in advance of the conference condemning Hizb ut-Tahrir's radical ideology and challenging others to follow suit.

"Hizb ut-Tahrir preaches an ideology that calls for the destruction of the principles that America is founded on," said Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American-Islamic Forum for Democracy. "While their words are protected by our First Amendment, their actions and movement must not be allowed to take hold. The silence of American Islamist organizations like [the Council on American-Islamic Relations] CAIR and [the Islamic Society of North America] ISNA in condemning the ideologies of Hizb ut-Tahrir and their agenda of insurgency in America speaks volumes to their own, albeit, more camouflaged Islamist agenda."

HT's efforts to rehabilitate its image won't be helped by the menacing tone on display Sunday. One late-afternoon panelist suggested that modern industrial powers could fall to Muslims the way Mecca fell to Mohammed nearly 1,400 years ago.

A speaker identified by conference organizers as Imam Jaleel Abdul Razek said that if they offer us the sun, or the moon, or a nice raise, or a passport, or a house in the suburbs or even a place to pray at the job, on the condition that we stop calling for Islam as a complete way of life - we should never do that, ever do that - unless and until Islam becomes victorious or we die in the attempt." (To see the clip, click here.)

Later, the following dialogue ensued between the imam and a member of the audience over whether Shariah or the Constitution should be the supreme law of the land in the United States (click here to see the clip):

Audience member: "Would you get rid of the Constitution for Shariah, yes or no?"

Imam: "Over the Muslim world? Yes, it would be gone."

Audience Member: And so if the United States was a Muslim world, the Constitution would be gone?"

Imam: "If the United States was in the Muslim world, the Muslims who are here would be calling and happy to see the Shariah applied, yes we would."

Audience Member: "And the Constitution gone. That's all."

Imam: "Yes, as Muslims they would be long gone."

While Hizb ut-Tahrir's controversial message attracted demonstrators and some media attention, the group at least is open about its ambitions. It not only is determined to destroy capitalism — it would shred the United States Constitution as well in favor of Shariah law.


ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Sat 18 Jul 2009, 1:54 pm

The article below is welcome news. The U.S. must begin looking beyond the acts of Islamic terrorism and examine the real root causes for such terrorism, beginning with the doctrine of jihad and the call to jihad that permeates the holy books of Islam.

The radical rhetoric doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Perhaps analyzing the rhetoric may lead some in the Department of Homeland Security to seriously analyze the Islamist doctrines and ideology behind the rhetoric.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.hstoday.us/content/view/9385/128/

RESEARCHERS EXAMINE RADICAL RHETORIC

by Mickey McCarter
Thursday, 16 July 2009

DHS hopes to correlate language of extremist groups to acts of terrorism

A privacy assessment filed by researchers at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has thrown some light on a project to study "radical rhetoric" and how extreme language relates to violent activities in acts of terrorism.

The research effort, formally titled Comparative Case Studies of Radical Rhetoric, aims to examine whether characteristics of rhetoric used by extremists have a relationship with how likely they are to engage in violence.

The Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division (HFD) of the DHS Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) undertook the project to see if it could determine whether analyzing rhetoric could distinguish between groups that do and do not engage in violent attacks or could assist in predicting upcoming violent attacks by specific groups, HFD said in a privacy report made public Wednesday.

The HFD division is providing funding to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to carry out the work to correlate radical rhetoric with acts of violence. Researchers on the project use open source intelligence sources to examine the speeches, statements, and papers of four foreign extremist groups: al Qaeda, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Hizb ut-Tahir, and the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia.

"Central" al Qaeda and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, led by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, engage in terrorism against nations and institutions they oppose, the report noted. Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia follow the same ideology and goals but do not engage in terrorism, researchers said.

So the HFD division has broken the four groups into two control groups to examine their rhetorical differences and then to see if any conclusions can be drawn from the differences. By comparing the al Qaeda groups to the other two groups, researchers expressed hope they could determine who would engage in violent acts based on what they have to say.

Researchers plan to search the Open Source Center, provided by the US director of National Intelligence, and Hizb ut-Tahrir's Web sites for documents. From the Open Source Center, researchers will pull documents that reference al Qaeda and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or bin Laden and al-Zawahiri. From Hizb ut-Tahrir, researchers will use documents issued only by its central office in Jordan to focus their study on the leadership of the groups, the report said.

The rhetorical analysis undertaken in the study will examine the imagery, tone and context of rhetoric as well as the literal meaning of the words, researchers said.

The HFD division and Oak Ridge National Laboratory also plan to assemble a timeline of violent activities of al Qaeda and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula through use of other open source intelligence sources, such as the State Department's Country Reports on Global Terrorism, reports developed by the Congressional Research Service, academic databases, newspaper reports, and others.

The privacy impact assessment filed by the S&T Directorate was a routine filing meant to determine if information will be shared and, if so, how it will be protected. The S&T Directorate noted there were no privacy concerns related to the foreign extremists.



----------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Fri 17 Jul 2009, 7:50 am

The Obama administration’s linking of Iran’s drive for nuclear weapons to the creation of a Palestinian state has put Israel in a very precarious position.

They are in fact two separate issues and should be managed as such. Why? If Iran’s nuclear saber-rattling is all about its concern that Israel has “occupied” Palestine, and that the “occupiers” must be removed, then the creation of a Palestinian state should end Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, right?

Does any serious observer believe Iran will halt its march to nuclear weaponry if a Palestinian state were created tomorrow?

Time and again the Obama administration is sending the wrong message to the world about Iran. Israel’s leaders carefully measure their public words regarding the Obama administration’s diplomatic signals, but, as the article below demonstrates, they know that a nuclear-armed Iran is an unacceptable option.

During last year’s presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama said the same thing. Will President Barack Obama act accordingly? We can only hope so.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

July 16, 2009

Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6715412.ece

Two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal ten days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike, in preparation for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The deployment into the Red Sea, confirmed by Israeli officials, was a clear signal that Israel was able to put its strike force within range of Iran at short notice. It came before long-range exercises by the Israeli air force in America later this month and the test of a missile defence shield at a US missile range in the Pacific Ocean.

Israel has strengthened ties with Arab nations who also fear a nuclear-armed Iran. In particular, relations with Egypt have grown increasingly strong this year over the “shared mutual distrust of Iran”, according to one Israeli diplomat. Israeli naval vessels would likely pass through the Suez Canal for an Iranian strike.

“This is preparation that should be taken seriously. Israel is investing time in preparing itself for the complexity of an attack on Iran. These manoeuvres are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats,” an Israeli defence official said.

It is believed that Israel’s missile-equipped submarines, and its fleet of advanced aircraft, could be used to strike at in excess of a dozen nuclear-related targets more than 800 miles from Israel.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, said that his Government explicitly allowed passage of Israeli vessels, and an Israeli admiral said that the drills were “run regularly with the full co-operation of the Egyptians.”

Two Israeli Saar class missile boats and a Dolphin class submarine have passed through Suez. Israel has six Dolphin-class submarines, three of which are widely believed to carry nuclear missiles.

Israel will also soon test an Arrow interceptor missile on a US missile range in the Pacific Ocean. The system is designed to defend Israel from ballistic missile attacks by Iran and Syria. Lieutenant-General Patrick O’Reilly, the director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defence Agency, said that Israel would test against a target with a range of more than 630 miles (1,000km) — too long for previous Arrow test sites in the eastern Mediterranean.

The Israeli air force, meanwhile, will send F16C fighter jets to participate in exercises at Nellis Air Force base in Nevada this month. Israeli C130 Hercules transport aircraft will also compete in the Rodeo 2009 competition at McChord Air Force base in Washington.

“It is not by chance that Israel is drilling long-range manoeuvres in a public way. This is not a secret operation. This is something that has been published and which will showcase Israel’s abilities,” said an Israeli defence official.

He added that in the past, Israel had run a number of covert long-range drills. A year ago, Israeli jets flew over Greece in one such drill, while in May, reports surfaced that Israeli air force aircraft were staging exercises over Gibraltar. An Israeli attack on a weapons convoy in Sudan bound for militants in the Gaza Strip earlier this year was also seen as a rehearsal for hitting moving convoys.

The exercises come at a time when Western diplomats are offering support for an Israeli strike on Iran in return for Israeli concessions on the formation of a Palestinian state.

If agreed it would make an Israeli strike on Iran realistic “within the year” said one British official.

Diplomats said that Israel had offered concessions on settlement policy, Palestinian land claims and issues with neighboring Arab states, to facilitate a possible strike on Iran.

“Israel has chosen to place the Iranian threat over its settlements,” said a senior European diplomat.



----------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Mon 13 Jul 2009, 10:09 pm

Our federal government needs to get very serious about reforming our various refugee laws. When even the New York Times runs a story about immigrants who have become terrorists, it’s time our government tightened up these refugee laws.
---------
July 12, 2009

A Call to Jihad, Answered in America

By ANDREA ELLIOTT

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/us/12somalis.html?_r=1&ref=us

MINNEAPOLIS — The Carlson School of Management rises from the asphalt like a monument to capitalist ambition. Stock prices race across an electronic ticker near a sleek entrance and the atrium soars skyward, as if lifting the aspirations of its students. The school’s plucky motto is “Nowhere but here.”

For a group of students who often met at the school, on the University of Minnesota campus, those words seemed especially fitting. They had fled Somalia as small boys, escaping a catastrophic civil war. They came of age as refugees in Minneapolis, embracing basketball and the prom, hip-hop and the Mall of America. By the time they reached college, their dreams seemed within grasp: one planned to become a doctor; another, an entrepreneur.

But last year, in a study room on the first floor of Carlson, the men turned their energies to a different enterprise.

“Why are we sitting around in America, doing nothing for our people?” one of the men, Mohamoud Hassan, a skinny 23-year-old engineering major, pressed his friends.

In November, Mr. Hassan and two other students dropped out of college and left for Somalia, the homeland they barely knew. Word soon spread that they had joined the Shabaab, a militant Islamist group aligned with Al Qaeda that is fighting to overthrow the fragile Somali government.

The students are among more than 20 young Americans who are the focus of what may be the most significant domestic terrorism investigation since Sept. 11. One of the men, Shirwa Ahmed, blew himself up in Somalia in October, becoming the first known American suicide bomber. The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert M. Mueller, has said Mr. Ahmed was “radicalized in his hometown in Minnesota.”

An examination by The New York Times, based on interviews with close friends and relatives of the men, law enforcement officials and lawyers, as well as access to live phone calls and Facebook messages between the men and their friends in the United States, reveals how a far-flung jihadist movement found a foothold in America’s heartland.

The men appear to have been motivated by a complex mix of politics and faith, and their communications show how some are trying to recruit other young Americans to their cause.

The case represents the largest group of American citizens suspected of joining an extremist movement affiliated with Al Qaeda. Although friends say the men have never thought of carrying out attacks in the United States, F.B.I. officials worry that with their training, ideology and American passports, there is a real danger that they could.

“This case is unlike anything we have encountered,” said Ralph S. Boelter, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s Minneapolis office, which is leading the investigation.

Most of the men are Somali refugees who left the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in two waves, starting in late 2007. While religious devotion may have predisposed them to sympathize with the Islamist cause in Somalia, it took a major geopolitical event — the Ethiopian invasion of their homeland in 2006 — to spur them to join what they saw as a legitimate resistance movement, said friends of the men.

For many of the men, the path to Somalia offered something personal as well — a sense of adventure, purpose and even renewal. In the first wave of Somalis who left were men whose uprooted lives resembled those of immigrants in Europe who have joined the jihad. They faced barriers of race and class, religion and language. Mr. Ahmed, the 26-year-old suicide bomber, struggled at community colleges before dropping out. His friend Zakaria Maruf, 30, fell in with a violent street gang and later stocked shelves at a Wal-Mart.

If failure had shadowed this first group of men, the young Minnesotans who followed them to Somalia were succeeding in America. Mr. Hassan, the engineering student, was a rising star in his college community. Another of the men was a pre-med student who had once set his sights on an internship at the Mayo Clinic. They did not leave the United States for a lack of opportunity, their friends said; if anything, they seemed driven by unfulfilled ambition.

“Now they feel important,” said one friend, who remains in contact with the men and, like others, would only speak anonymously because of the investigation.

The case has forced federal agents and terrorism analysts to rethink some of their most basic assumptions about the vulnerability of Muslim immigrants in the United States to the lure of militant Islam. For years, it seemed that “homegrown” terrorism was largely a problem in European countries like Britain and France, where Muslim immigrants had failed to prosper economically or integrate culturally. By contrast, experts believed that the successful assimilation of foreign-born Muslims in the United States had largely immunized them from the appeal of radical ideologies.

The story of the Twin Cities men does not lend itself to facile categorizations. They make up a minuscule percentage of their Somali-American community, and it is unclear whether their transformation reflects any broader trend. Nor are they especially representative of the wider Muslim immigrant population, which has enjoyed a stable and largely middle-class existence.

Even among the world’s jihadists, the young men from Minneapolis are something of an exception: in their instant messages and cellphone calls, they seem caught between inner-city America and the badlands of Africa, pining for Starbucks one day, extolling the virtues of camel’s milk and Islamic fundamentalism the next.

“Allah will never change the situation of a people unless they change themselves,” Mr. Hassan, the engineering student, wrote in a Facebook message he posted on April 15. “Take a sec and think about your situation deeply. What change do you need to make?”

Generation of Refugees

Shirwa Ahmed climbed the worn, concrete steps of Roosevelt High School on his first day as a freshman in September 1996.

A slim boy with a watchful gaze, he was one of hundreds of Somali teenagers who had landed at the school in southeastern Minneapolis. Some had never seen a drinking fountain. Others did not know how to hold a pencil, recalled the school’s principal, Bruce Gilman. They carried unspeakable traumas. A number of the students had witnessed their parents being killed.

“It’s almost unimaginable what some of these kids went through,” Mr. Gilman said.

The country they had fled, on the eastern tip of Africa, was embroiled in a civil war that had left it without a functioning government since 1991.

The anarchy reached American televisions two years later, when warlords shot down two Black Hawk helicopters, killing 18 United States soldiers. By then, tens of thousands of Somalis had died and a mass exodus had begun.

A generation of Somalis grew up in the overcrowded refugee camps of northern Kenya, where malaria, scorpion infestations and hunger took their toll. Tales of America sustained them. Clean water was said to flow freely in kitchens, and simple jobs like plucking chickens paid handsomely.

Proof came in the cash sent by a first wave of refugees who had arrived in the United States in the early 1990s. Minneapolis, with its robust social services and steady supply of unskilled jobs, quickly became the capital of their North American diaspora.

When they ended their shifts as cabdrivers or janitors, many Somalis retreated from American life. They had transformed a blighted stretch near the Mississippi River into a Little Mogadishu, commandeering a grim collection of cinderblock buildings known as the Towers — a onetime fictional residence of the heroine of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

They cut their hair at Somali barber shops, prayed at Somali mosques and organized themselves along the same clan lines that had divided them for decades, calling on tribal elders to settle family disputes and community rifts.

If the adults kept their distance from American culture, their children had little choice but to dive in.

At Roosevelt, Mr. Ahmed was a quick study. He memorized Ice Cube’s lyrics. He practiced for hours on neighborhood basketball courts. He took note of the clothing and vernacular of his African-American classmates, emulating what he could.

His pants sagged, but never too much. He spoke of “homeboys” and used the “n” word, but gave careful regard to the school’s rules. When a classmate’s purse was stolen, it was Mr. Ahmed who dutifully turned in the thief.

Much as he tried, he failed to fit in.

You’re not black, his peers taunted. Go back to Africa.

Somali and African-American students clashed frequently at the school, but Mr. Ahmed seemed ill-suited to the fight. Taciturn by nature, he recoiled at the taunts, his close friend Nicole Hartford said.

“How can they be mad at me for looking like them?” she recalled him saying. “We’re from the same place.”

Even as Mr. Ahmed met rejection at school, he faced disapproval from relatives, who complained that he was mixing with “ghetto people,” Ms. Hartford recalled. It was a classic conundrum for young Somalis: how to be one thing at school and another at home.

Developments in the homeland, followed obsessively by the adults, held little interest among teenagers. They rolled their eyes at the older men known as “the sitting warriors,” who debated clan politics with such gusto at one Starbucks that the staff bought a decibel meter to ensure that the noise did not rise above legal limits.

Yet young men like Mr. Ahmed remained tethered to Somalia by the remittances they were pressed to send. After school every day, he joined a stream of teenagers headed for the airport, where he pushed passengers in wheelchairs. He sent half of his income to Somalia, to “relatives we don’t even know,” his friend Nimco Ahmed said.

The war had torn families apart, and fathers were in short supply. Somali boys struggled most visibly. The financial strain on families like Mr. Ahmed’s, which was headed by an older sister, proved staggering. Of the estimated 100,000 Somalis in the United States, more than 60 percent live in poverty, according to recent census data.

After graduating from high school in 2000, Mr. Ahmed seemed to flounder, taking community college classes while working odd jobs, friends said. But he had done better than many peers, who turned to crime and gangs like Murda Squad and Rough Tough Somalis.

At the root of the problem was a “crisis of belonging,” said Mohamud Galony, a science tutor who was friends with Mr. Ahmed and is the uncle of another boy who left. Young Somalis had been raised to honor their families’ tribes, yet felt disconnected from them. “They want to belong, but who do they belong to?” said Mr. Galony, 23.

By 2004, Mr. Ahmed had found a new circle of friends. These religious young men, pegged as “born-agains” or “fundis,” set themselves apart by their dress. Their trousers had gone from sagging to short, emulating the Prophet Muhammad, who was said to have kept his clothes from touching the ground.

Perhaps none of Mr. Ahmed’s contemporaries had undergone a transformation like that of Zakaria Maruf.

A short boy prone to fits of rage, Mr. Maruf began running afoul of the law at the age of 14. For a time, he fell in with the Hot Boyz, a violent street gang.

He seemed to crave recognition. Known on the basketball court as Zak, he was a mediocre athlete, but he pushed himself harder than anyone else, recalled his coach, Ahmed Dahir.

Mr. Maruf threw himself into Islam with the same intensity, becoming a fixture at a mosque near the Towers, where he mastered the call to prayer. “He had an ego the size of Minnesota,” one fellow mosque member said. “It was, ‘Look at me.’ ”

Mr. Ahmed and Mr. Maruf were sometimes seen preaching to kids on the street, offering their own lives as examples of reform. Yet they continued to struggle.

Mr. Maruf’s criminal record had foiled his search for a job. When he proposed to a young woman in 2005, her parents scoffed, one friend recalled. They did not want their daughter winding up “on welfare,” they told Mr. Maruf, who worked at a Wal-Mart.

“They think that life is about money and material things, but watch what that will do for them,” Mr. Maruf told the friend one afternoon, sitting slumped at the mosque.

He seemed to be searching for a clean slate. Both he and Mr. Ahmed would find it thousands of miles away.

(Continue reading full story) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/us/12somalis.html?_r=1&ref=us

----------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Fri 10 Jul 2009, 11:59 pm

Aggressive, Militant Islam On Display in Michigan

The 10 minute video you absolutely MUST see !!


Dear Elaine,

On June 25th we emailed you the story of how a Christian organization was denied free speech rights to pass out leaflets at an Arab festival held on PUBLIC streets in Dearborn, Michigan.

At that same festival, a handful of people (not affiliated with the above organization) went to a booth with a sign that said “Got questions? Get answers.” They went to the booth to ask about a pamphlet titled “Islam’s war on terror.” They had two video recorders. They intended to ask questions and record what they saw and heard at this open-to-the-public event conducted on public streets.

What you will see on this video is a glimpse of what is in store for America from the forces of militant, radical Islam.

Please take the time to watch this video. Please forward this email to everyone you know. Please contact bloggers and internet sites and ask them to link to this video. If you have dial-up internet, find a friend who has high-speed internet and watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPod-hxD7g&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ejihadwatch%2Eorg%2F&feature=player_embedded


Click here to view the video. Note the repeated assaults. Note the disdain for free speech. Note the bullying and intimidation tactics. Note the hatred and anger. Note the outright lying. And note that it is primarily Muslim “security guards” who are doing these things.

Watch this video carefully.

And after you do, if you’re wondering what you can do to help prevent radical Islam and its supremacist ideology from imposing itself on America, as it is doing in this video, log on to www.actforamerica.org.

Make a contribution.

Start a chapter.

Ask a friend to sign up for our email alerts, like this one.

But please, do something. Take action. Because what you’ll see on this video – and much, much worse – is commonplace in Europe and Great Britain. And now it’s here. And as the title of Brigitte Gabriel’s book exclaims, “They Must Be Stopped.”
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Fri 10 Jul 2009, 2:03 pm

National EMP Conference to Include

Brigitte Gabriel and Guy Rodgers;

Actions by Iran, North Korea “raise the stakes”


Concerns over a possible EMP attack on the United States have increased significantly since Congress first established the EMP Commission, nine years ago. The recent missile launches by North Korea and Iran’s continued drive to develop nuclear bombs mean these concerns are well-founded.

An Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is caused by a high-altitude nuclear explosion. It can burn out the electrical grid, computers, telephones, water supply and transportation systems of an entire country. The potential for such widespread destruction from a single weapon, while unrecognized by most Americans, is a serious threat to our nation that must be addressed.

As we noted in emails to you a few months ago, ACT! for America has joined a national coalition dedicated to informing and educating Americans about this threat, and developing and executing action plans to address it.

As part of this effort, beginning the evening of September 8th, ACT! for America will be participating with leading think tanks and other organizations in the first-ever national EMP conference in Niagara Falls, New York.

Brigitte Gabriel and ACT! for America Executive Director Guy Rodgers will join EMP Commission members, national leaders and EMP experts to speak at the conference.

The two day event, hosted by EMPACT America Inc., will explore the threat, the potential impact on America and options to protect our critical infrastructures and our homes. The conference will conclude with a special interactive session to lay out an action plan.

This conference is intended as a watershed event, helping to build a national consensus on the urgency to end our unprecedented vulnerability to a weapon that may already be in the hands of rogue nations or terror groups dedicated to our destruction.

We encourage ACT! for America members to explore the possibility of attending this seminal event. For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.empactamerica.org.



--------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Mon 06 Jul 2009, 5:52 pm

ISNA, the Islamic Society of North America, has been in the news a lot the past few days, hosting its annual convention in Washington, D.C.

As the Investigative Project on Terrorism report below notes:

“The Investigative Project on Terrorism reviewed recent ISNA conference activity and found a host of examples of radical ideology that belies its moderate image.”

What’s more, according to a report in WorldNetDaily, during the July 3rd ISNA convention in D.C., ISNA “chose to eject by force an American investigating Islamist radicalism in the U.S.”

There is no evidence from the report that ISNA’s motivation for ejecting Gaubatz was due to him causing a disruption. Gaubatz was there to gather information, just as he has done for projects such as the “Mapping Sharia” project, in which Gaubatz has entered numerous mosques around the country to examine and analyze the materials the mosques distribute.

If ISNA is truly a voice for moderation, why would it fear someone like Gaubatz? Indeed, wouldn’t ISNA want to showcase its moderation for someone like Gaubatz?
--------------------

ISNA's Reform Hasn't Shed It of Radical Ideologues

IPT News
July 2, 2009
http://www.investigativeproject.org/1078/isnas-reform-hasnt-shed-it-of-radical-ideologues

To see the dossier, click here.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) hooked a big fish for its 46th convention starting Friday in Washington, D.C. when evangelical Pastor Rick Warren agreed to appear.

But ISNA wanted a bigger star – President Barack Obama. There's been no public response from the White House to ISNA's invitation. But the conference is expected to feature a significant government presence, in the form of sponsored-informational booths and speakers from the Departments of State, Justice, Homeland Security and others.

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is also seeking volunteers to work at an information table during the conference.

On the surface, it's understandable why government agencies would want to line up for a spot at the three-day convention. It is expected to draw thousands to the nation's capital and is far and away the largest gathering of Muslim Americans.

ISNA's documented history with the Muslim Brotherhood – an 80-year-old Egyptian movement that seeks to spread Shariah, or Islamic law, far and wide – and the troubling association many of its current leaders hold should give these agencies pause about what message their participation endorses.

Much of ISNA's history was concisely reported by an Indianapolis television station in 2003. The two-part WTHR report can be viewed here. http://www.investigativeproject.org/1076/isnas-ties-to-terror

Beyond the high-profile outsiders like Warren, the 2009 ISNA conference offers representatives from Muslim Brotherhood front groups and others who buck American law enforcement efforts to curtail terrorist financing. One group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been deemed persona non-grata by the FBI due to its Hamas ties.

Competing assessments of the government's posture toward ISNA have emerged in the past week. A widely-circulated email from a knowledgeable source claimed that the FBI had pegged ISNA as its official outreach partner to the American Muslim community and relayed that information in a meeting with ISNA Vice President Mohamed Magid.

The IPT spoke with an FBI source who confirmed that a meeting did take place at FBI headquarters. The FBI's embrace of ISNA came over the objections of case agents and supervisors investigating Muslim Brotherhood activity in the U.S., the source said.

The next day, FBI spokesman John Miller denied any relationship with ISNA had been cemented and called the email's claims "factually inaccurate and generally misleading." Magid did meet with an FBI official, Miller said, but that's because he has long been an FBI liaison through his role as head of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center.

To be clear, it is not likely that the FBI would have a memorandum declaring ISNA the official Muslim partner of federal law enforcement. Magid may be a long-time FBI liaison, but he still wears two hats when he meets with law enforcement – the ADAMS Center and ISNA.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism reviewed recent ISNA conference activity and found a host of examples of radical ideology that belies its moderate image. It also details ISNA's foundation by U.S. members of the Muslim Brotherhood, some of whom remain active in ISNA today, and extremist connections by other active ISNA leaders. You can read that report here. http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/275.pdf

ISNA remains an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas-financing prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), which ended with guilty verdicts on 108 counts last November and lengthy prison terms for HLF leaders in May.

HLF is included among "individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood." ISNA petitioned the court to be removed from the list a year ago, but no ruling has been made.

Trial evidence showed accounts held by ISNA and its subsidiary, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), were used to funnel money to HLF and, ultimately, to Hamas. ISNA officials claim the organization has moved beyond its Muslim Brotherhood roots to evolve into a more mainstream American organization. That strategy has been successful, as this Associated Press preview of the ISNA convention shows.

Brotherhood Roots

ISNA's leadership ranks include a number of people who date back to the group's foundation by Muslim Brotherhood members. The organization grew out of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), which also was founded by Brotherhood members.

One of those founders, Muzammil Siddiqi was a co-founder of ISNA in 1981 and served two terms as ISNA's president from 1997-2001. He still serves on the ISNA governing board.

Likewise, Sayyid M. Syeed was a founding ISNA board member and served as secretary-general, and now heads ISNA's Center for Interfaith and Community Outreach in Washington, D.C.

A third ISNA founder, Iqbal Unus, serves on the board of directors today. He also held the title of Acting Secretary General for ISNA in January 1984 after serving at the General Secretariat since January 1977 for MSA, and later ISNA.

Siddiqi, Syeed and Unus all are scheduled to speak during ISNA's 46th annual convention.

So are two ISNA leaders who were not a part of the founding group, but nonetheless have extensive and troubling connections to terror supporters. Jamal Badawi is a member at large on ISNA's Board of Directors. Badawi was individually listed in the HLF trial as an unindicted co-conspirator for his role as a fund raiser for the defunct charity.

His number appears in a telephone book of U.S.-based Muslim Brotherhood members that was admitted into evidence in the original HLF prosecution, which ended in a mistrial in November 2007. FBI agent Lara Burns testified that this phone book was found at the home of Ismail Elbarrasse, a former assistant to Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook.

Finally, Louay Safi directs the ISNA Leadership Development Center. He has a history of close relations with U.S. fronts for Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. He served on the board of advisory editors for the Middle East Affairs Journal, which was published by the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR). Its editor, Ahmed Yousef, is the spokesman for deposed Hamas Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh. The UASR was founded by Hamas political leader Mousa Abu Marzook and was part of a Muslim Brotherhood-created Hamas support network in the U.S.

He also worked as research director at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in Herndon, VA. The IIIT has been under investigation for terror financing, including at least $50,000 sent to a think-tank run by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) board member Sami Al-Arian. The think tank employed at least four members of the PIJ governing board in the early 1990s. No charges have been filed in the IIIT investigation.

(Continue reading full story) http://www.investigativeproject.org/1078/isnas-reform-hasnt-shed-it-of-radical-ideologues



--------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/275.pdf
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 30 Jun 2009, 4:25 pm

A Warm Welcome to Our Friends in
the United American Committee!

By Brigitte Gabriel, President, ACT! for America

I am delighted to announce the addition of the members of the United American Committee (UAC) to the ACT! for America citizen action network.

A week ago Jesse Petrilla, the founder of the United American Committee, sent an email to UAC members telling them of this exciting news. In that email he wrote:

“I am very pleased to announce that in order to build cohesion, and keep the members of United American Committee active in the fight against Islamic jihad, we will be adding the UAC membership to the ranks of ACT! for America, thus helping to further strengthen and unite the efforts against our enemies.

While UAC will remain a separate entity, our members will now benefit from receiving ACT! for America updates, and are encouraged to find and get involved with local ACT! chapters. Soon you will be receiving a welcoming message from ACT! officials.”

Jesse founded the United American Committee in 2004 with the goal, as he said in his email to the UAC members, “to spark a national movement against jihad…” As he further stated in his email, “that effort now exists, and ACT! for America is leading the way.”

We in ACT! for America applaud Jesse’s efforts over the past five years and are thankful and humbled by the words he shared about us in his email. Our UAC friends are to be commended for their patriotism and activism in the face of the rising threat of radical Islam, and I know there have been instances where UAC and ACT! for America members have been working together toward this common goal.

As a consequence of this action by Jesse and the UAC, the ACT! for America network is now bigger and stronger. I have sent an email message to the UAC members, welcoming them to our network and encouraging them to get involved with our chapters or even to explore starting ACT! for America chapters where they live.

I’d like to close by quoting one last time from Jesse’s email to the UAC membership:

“I hope that UAC members, united with members of ACT! for America, will be a force to be reckoned with on the grassroots front.”

That is my sincere hope as well. I applaud Jesse’s expression of unity and desire for us to work together. In the struggle against radical Islam we have many challenges ahead of us, but with that kind of spirit I have no doubt that we will prevail.

Always devoted,



Brigitte Gabriel

-----------------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Sun 28 Jun 2009, 7:11 pm

Christian Organization Denied Free Speech Rights
At Arab International Festival

Restrictions requested by
Dearborn police upheld in court


Dear Elaine,

Imagine a large Christian festival being held on public streets in a major city. A Muslim organization dispatches volunteers to mix and mingle with festival attendees, handing out pro-Muslim leaflets. The local police, concerned about crowd control and possible violence, order the Muslim organization to confine its leafleting to a single street corner out of the way of most of the festival traffic.

If this is hard to imagine it's because we all know that the outcry from the ACLU, CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations), and other Islamic organizations, would be deafening. Indeed, threats of lawsuits against the city by these organizations alleging unlawful infringement on free speech would likely prevent the city from ever issuing the order in the first place.

Last Friday afternoon we received a phone call and email from one of our members in North Carolina about the issue described in the article below. A friend of his, another ACT! for America member, was in Dearborn, Michigan volunteering time with the Arabic Christian Perspective (ACP).

For the past five years ACP has had a presence at the Dearborn Arab International Festival, reportedly without any problems or incidents. This year, however, for the first time, Dearborn police imposed on the ACP restrictions on where it could hand out leaflets at this free, open-to-the-public event. These restrictions were upheld by a judge on Friday, and over the weekend we received an unconfirmed report that a volunteer handing out leaflets to Muslims was arrested.

Consider that in the past three months a Delray Beach Marriott abruptly and unilaterally canceled an event designed to educate people about the threat of radical Islam; the Loews Hotel in Nashville did the same thing; and now, after five years without problems, the ACP has its free speech rights denied.

We occasionally receive emails asking us why we report frequently on threats to free speech and other attempts at intimidation aimed at those who are willing to confront radical Islam. As Great Britain has learned the hard way, one-sided accommodation of Islamic demands has not led to fewer terrorist threats, but more. Official recognition of Islamic shariah law has not led to less Islamic radicalization, but more. Suppression of free speech has not led to fewer demands by Islamists, but more. Thus, in the process of losing its freedoms Britain is also becoming less safe.

This is why the official motto of ACT! for America is "Rising in defense of our security, our liberty and our values." Liberty and security are inextricably linked. And more such challenges to our liberty – and thus our security – are occurring every day.

Thanks to each and every one of you, ACT! for America continues to grow on the path of fulfilling its mission – protecting you, your families, your communities, and our country – from suffering a fate similar to Great Britain's.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Muslim Festival - Dearborn Lawsuit to Fight Islamic Supremacism

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/06/muslim-festival-dearborn-lawsuit-to-fight-islamic-supremacism.html

Law enforcement has begun to cave to Islamic demands of supremacism in breach of our inalienable rights guaranteed to us in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Dearborn, Michigan, features the most highly concentrated population of Muslims in the nation. Arabic Christian Perspective (ACP), and Pastor George Saieg attend the annual Arab International street festival there every year handing out Christian material to Muslims. They do this along the public sidewalks that run along the street, where the festival is conducted. It is open to the public and admission is free. Business establishments along the street remain open during the festival.

It is a bold thing to do, but in the five years ACP has been going there, it has never encountered any problems.

Now, the Dearborn Police Department has asked ACP to stand on a single corner, where they will be unable to freely mingle with festival gatherers and unable to reach their intended audience. This is a violation of its First Amendment rights.

Bill Becker has filed a lawsuit and the Thomas More Law Center, based in Ann Arbor, is assisting in this matter. A copy of the complaint, which they filed today [June 16] is attached.

Becker said:

The relevance of our lawsuit is based on the idea that in Iran, we applaud what the people are doing to express their objection to the election, but in the U.S., police officials are restraining my clients' rights to practice its free speech liberty.





UPDATE: A dhimmi judge has ruled against the Christians. Bill Becker, a lawyer for the Christian group, just sent me this:

Today, a federal judge denied our request for a TRO (temporary restraining order), which would have allowed Arabic Christian Perspective to continue to distribute their literature along the public sidewalks adjacent to a street occupied by the annual Arab International Festival.

The court reasoned that restrictions imposed by the City of Dearborn only on ACP were reasonable time, place and manner restrictions. We naturally disagree, inasmuch as no other citizen is ordered to restrict what he or she can say or hand to another person. This is content-based discrimination against a Christian group, whose mission is to peaceably bring the good news of salvation to people attending the Festival.

Why would the judge find this to be anything but unconstitutionally content-based discrimination? We don't have a clue. ACP will now be treated as second-class citizens, forced to pass out their DVDs and booklets around the corner from the Festival, while other groups will be able to freely distribute their materials. Strangely, the Festival is allowing them to set up a booth and participate in the festival. It will be impracticable for ACP's 90-some volunteers to man the booth, so they will have to find another place to go. They are free to mingle along the Festival just as long as they don't pass out their free material.

Our lawsuit will proceed, and we will seek an order permanently enjoining the city from violating ACP's First Amendment rights. To many people this controversy may seem minor, but as Spencer observed in his book, "Stealth Jihad", the OIC has made it clear that Muslims are to use the judicial process to eliminate criticism of Islam. In this case, we do not know whether the Festival had anything to do with the city's decision. And ACP is not there to criticize Muslims. They are there to do the good work of evangelizing, which might be perceived as threatening activity in a city boasting the highest per capita population of Muslims in the nation.



------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Sat 20 Jun 2009, 7:04 pm

Sometimes it’s more essential to define
the nature of evil than good

On a number of occasions over the past year we have referred to George Santayana’s famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

The reason Santayana’s quote is so enduring is because it goes to the very heart of why people do what they do. Ideas have consequences. Understanding that helps one understand history. Learning from history helps one to replicate successes and triumphs – and avoid failures and tragedies.

In the excellent commentary below, Jonathan Rosenblum points out the disturbing parallels between how the West, and specifically British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, dealt with Hitler prior to World War II, and how the West, and President Obama, are dealing with the evil of radical Islam today.

That President Obama, for whatever reason, has drawn the wrong conclusions from history should be a cause for deep concern for every American concerned about the threat radical Islam poses to our safety, security and liberties.


----------------

Jewish World Review

May 11, 2009

Sometimes it is more essential to define the nature of evil than good

By Jonathan Rosenblum

Upon his first visit to one of the liberated death camps, Allied Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "There are those who ask what are we fighting for. Let them come here and see what we are fighting against." Eisenhower's remark contains an important insight: Sometimes it is more essential that one define the nature of evil than that one define what is good. About the latter, there will inevitably be many opinions. But they need not prevent a consensus from coalescing around the definition of evil.

I was reminded of that point last week as I watched The Third Jihad, the third in a trilogy of documentaries on the threat of radical Islam produced by Raphael Shore and Wayne Kopping. Towards the end of the documentary one of the experts interviewed, former CIA intelligence officer Clare Lopez declared, "The real war is between the values of freedom and barbarism. If we are not willing to recognize the battle as one for our civilization, we might as well give up right now."

The last time the West faced such a civilizational threat, many refused to recognize the nature of the conflict. In Troublesome Young Me, Lynne Olsen offers a gripping account of the group of youthful Conservative backbenchers, who eventually ousted British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain from power and brought in Winston Churchill in his place, nearly a year after the outbreak of World War II.

England entered that war totally unprepared, and lagging far behind Germany in every respect, apart from its navy. Even after Britain proclaimed war, following the Nazi invasion of Poland, Chamberlain pursued it half-heartedly and dreamed of an imminent peace. Britain and France bombed only German military targets most narrowly defined. Meanwhile Luftwaffe pilots in Poland followed orders to "close [their] hearts to pity," happily machine-gunning women and girls picking potatoes, bombing churches and hospitals, and strafing toddlers being herded to safety.

The parallels between today and the earlier period are eerie. Chamberlain, like President Obama today, enjoyed an overwhelming majority in Parliament. His party whips enforced party discipline with an iron hand — think Rahm Emanuel — and backbenchers who stepped out of line put their political futures on the line.

In another interesting parallel, Chamberlain enjoyed almost across the board fawning support from the press and the BBC. That included self-imposed censorship on the information reaching the British public. After the Anschluss, British papers carried no pictures of the hundreds shot in the first days after the Nazi takeover, of the tens of thousands arrested and sent to concentration camps, or of Nazi soldiers forcing Jewish doctors, lawyers and professors to scrub the streets and clean toilets on their hands and knees. When reporters asked Chamberlain about such matters, he snapped at them for believing "Jewish-Communist propaganda," and that was the end of the matter.

The British press ignored both the massive German arms build-up prior to the War, and the pitiful state of British preparedness. Both before and after the conflict started, it suppressed mention or quotations from Hitler's speeches that would have conveyed a much different impression of his goals. As a British TV character tartly observed forty years later, "It is hard to censor the press when it wants to be free, but easy if it gives up its freedom voluntarily."

Chamberlain never read Mein Kampf, in which Hitler laid out in startling fashion both his future plans for the Jews and for German conquest. Far from viewing Hitler as an evil man, Chamberlain believed him to be a "gentleman," with whom he could do business. He was more than once shocked to find that Hitler had lied to him, even though that too was foreshadowed in Mein Kampf, Said future Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, "He didn't believe people existed [who would] say one thing and do another. …It was pathetic, really."

Chamberlain, according to Olsen, "could never bring himself to believe that [Hitler and Mussolini] wanted to go to war. Clinging to the security of his ignorance, he created a peace-loving image of them that defied reality." For a decade, the English and French did nothing in response to fascist aggression in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), Austria, and Czechoslovakia, and precious little even in the wake of the German invasion of Poland.

France and England thereby encouraged Hitler to believe they were too weak to prevail, a judgment in which he was very nearly right. That should have taught us — but did not — that those who hope to avoid war via appeasement inevitably end up fighting later on worse terms.

At no point, did Chamberlain recognize that Hitler constituted a mortal threat to Western civilization. As a consequence, he displayed far more ruthlessness fighting those within his own party who dared challenge his policies than he did in fighting Hitler.

The inability to recognize Hitler as evil incarnate is the most frightening parallel to today. President Ronald Reagan was reviled by Western elites for calling the Soviet Union the Evil Empire, as was President George W. Bush for grouping Iran, North Korea, and Saddam Hussein's Iraq together as the Axis of Evil.

The West still remains incapable of acknowledging evil or giving credence to the pronouncements of evil men. Ayatollah Khomeini long ago made clear that he was prepared to see Iran go up "in flames," if the worldwide rule of Islam were thereby furthered. Mutual assured destruction, says Bernard Lewis, the greatest living authority on Islam, is for Ahmadinejad, "not a deterrent but an incentive." Surveying the scene in Beslan, where Chenyan Muslims killed nearly 300 Russian schoolchildren, one of the speakers on The Third Jihad puts the point succinctly: Why should those who don't hesitate to send out their own children to be killed hesitate to kill other peoples' children?

Yet the highest wisdom in the West today is to not take seriously the threats of Ahmadinejad or the speculations of the Iranian leadership about the mathematics of a nuclear exchange with Israel. They are not madmen, we are constantly told.

President Obama has no taste for confrontation with radical Islam (only with Israel). He cannot even admit that it exists. Evil, it seems, is one of the few words that does not come trippingly off his tongue.

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/jonathan/rosenblum_evil.php3?printer_friendly

ACT for America
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

One-way multiculturalism.

Post  Admin on Tue 09 Jun 2009, 8:32 pm

President Obama’s speech in Cairo last week generated an enormous amount of “buzz” in the print, television and online media. Yesterday Brigitte Gabriel shared her reactions in “An Open Letter to President Obama.”

Today, we thought we would share with you the biting analysis and sardonic wit of author and columnist Mark Steyn, published in the National Review Online.


------------------------------------

June 6, 2009 7:00 AM

‘The Muslim World’
One-way multiculturalism.

By Mark Steyn

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=M2JmNDJlYTBiMGY2MzNkZDg2ZWM4ZTYzNjVhODU3YmI=&w=MA

As recently as last summer, General Motors filing for bankruptcy would have been the biggest news story of the week. But it’s not such a very great step from the unthinkable to the inevitable, and by the time it actually happened the market barely noticed and the media were focused on the president’s “address to the Muslim world.” As it happens, these two stories are the same story: snapshots, at home and abroad, of the hyperpower in eclipse. It’s a long time since anyone touted GM as the emblematic brand of America — What’s good for GM is good for America, etc. In fact, it’s more emblematic than ever: Like General Motors, the U.S. government spends more than it makes, and has airily committed itself to ever more unsustainable levels of benefits. GM has about 95,000 workers but provides health benefits to a million people: It’s not a business enterprise, but a vast welfare plan with a tiny loss-making commercial sector. As GM goes, so goes America?

But who cares? Overseas, the coolest president in history was giving a speech. Or, as the official press release headlined it on the State Department website, “President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World from Cairo.”

Let’s pause right there: It’s interesting how easily the words “the Muslim world” roll off the tongues of liberal secular progressives who’d choke on any equivalent reference to “the Christian world.” When such hyper-alert policemen of the perimeter between church and state endorse the former but not the latter, they’re implicitly acknowledging that Islam is not merely a faith but a political project, too. There is an “Organization of the Islamic Conference,” which is already the largest single voting bloc at the U.N. and is still adding new members. Imagine if someone proposed an “Organization of the Christian Conference” that would hold summits attended by prime ministers and presidents, and vote as a bloc in transnational bodies. But, of course, there is no “Christian world”: Europe is largely post-Christian and, as President Obama bizarrely asserted to a European interviewer last week, America is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” Perhaps we’re eligible for membership in the OIC.

I suppose the benign interpretation is that, as head of state of the last superpower, Obama is indulging in a little harmless condescension. In his Cairo speech, he congratulated Muslims on inventing algebra and quoted approvingly one of the less bloodcurdling sections of the Koran. As socio-historical scholarship goes, I found myself recalling that moment in the long twilight of the Habsburg Empire when Crown Prince Rudolph and his mistress were found dead at the royal hunting lodge at Mayerling — either a double suicide, or something even more sinister. Happily, in the Broadway musical version, instead of being found dead, the star-crossed lovers emigrate to America and settle down on a farm in Pennsylvania. Recently, my old comrade Stephen Fry gave an amusing lecture at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the popular Americanism “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade” — or, if something’s bitter and hard to swallow, add sugar and sell it. That’s what the president did with Islam: He added sugar and sold it.

The speech nevertheless impressed many conservatives, including Rich Lowry, my esteemed editor at National Review, “esteemed editor” being the sort of thing one says before booting the boss in the crotch. Rich thought that the president succeeded in his principal task: “Fundamentally, Obama's goal was to tell the Muslim world, ‘We respect and value you, your religion and your civilization, and only ask that you don’t hate us and murder us in return.’” But those terms are too narrow. You don’t have to murder a guy if he preemptively surrenders. And you don’t even have to hate him if you’re too busy despising him. The savvier Muslim potentates have no desire to be sitting in a smelly cave in the Hindu Kush sharing a latrine with a dozen halfwitted goatherds while plotting how to blow up the Empire State Building. Nevertheless, they share key goals with the cave dwellers — including the wish to expand the boundaries of “the Muslim world” and (as in the anti-blasphemy push at the U.N.) to place Islam, globally, beyond criticism. The non-terrorist advance of Islam is a significant challenge to western notions of liberty and pluralism.

Once Obama moved on from the more generalized Islamoschmoozing to the details, the subtext — the absence of American will — became explicit. He used the cover of multilateralism and moral equivalence to communicate, consistently, American weakness: “No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons.” Perhaps by “no single nation” he means the “global community” should pick and choose, which means the U.N. Security Council, which means the Big Five, which means that Russia and China will pursue their own murky interests and that, in the absence of American leadership, Britain and France will reach their accommodations with a nuclear Iran, a nuclear North Korea, and any other psycho-state minded to join them.

On the other hand, a “single nation” certainly has the right to tell another nation anything it wants if that nation happens to be the Zionist Entity: As Hillary Clinton just instructed Israel re its West Bank communities, there has to be “a stop to settlements — not some settlements, not outposts, not natural-growth exceptions.” No “natural growth”? You mean, if you and the missus have a kid, you’ve got to talk gran’ma into moving out? To Tel Aviv, or Brooklyn, or wherever? At a stroke, the administration has endorsed “the Muslim world”’s view of those non-Muslims who happen to find themselves within what it regards as lands belonging to Islam: The Jewish and Christian communities are free to stand still or shrink, but not to grow. Would Obama be comfortable mandating “no natural growth” to Israel’s million-and-a-half Muslims? No. But the administration has embraced the “the Muslim world”’s commitment to one-way multiculturalism, whereby Islam expands in the west but Christianity and Judaism shrivel remorselessly in the Middle East.

And so it goes. Like General Motors, America is “too big to fail.” So it won’t, not immediately. It will linger on in a twilight existence sclerotic and ineffectual, declining unto a kind of societal dementia, unable to keep pace with what’s happening and with an ever more tenuous grip on its own past, but able on occasion to throw out impressive words albeit strung together without much meaning: empower, peace, justice, prosperity — just to take one windy gust from the president’s Cairo speech.

There’s better phrase-making in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, in a coinage of Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Committee on Foreign Relations. The president emeritus is a sober, judicious paragon of torpidly conventional wisdom. Nevertheless, musing on American decline, he writes, “The country's economy, infrastructure, public schools, and political system have been allowed to deteriorate. The result has been diminished economic strength, a less vital democracy, and a mediocrity of spirit.” That last is the one to watch: A great power can survive a lot of things, but not “a mediocrity of spirit.” A wealthy nation living on the accumulated cultural capital of a glorious past can dodge its rendezvous with fate, but only for a while. That sound you heard in Cairo is the tingy ping of a hollow superpower.


--------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Implications of Obama's Mideast messages

Post  Admin on Fri 05 Jun 2009, 1:07 pm

Implications of Obama's Mideast messages

Our friend Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, recently penned an insightful column regarding the implications of the messages President Obama is sending Israel and the Muslim world.

For those tempted to think Israel’s security is solely Israel’s problem, let us remember that Islamists in the Middle East frequently refer to America as “the Great Satan.” In other words, a greater “Satan” than Israel!

Anything we do that emboldens Islamists in their hatred of and actions toward Israel will ultimately embolden them in their hatred of and actions toward us.


-----------------------------------

Obama sows a Mideast whirlwind


Center for Security Policy | Jun 01, 2009
By Frank Gaffney, Jr.

(Jerusalem): From this vantage point, two events this week appear to be ominous straws in the wind, warnings of a "man-caused" maelstrom that may inexorably plunge the Middle East into another, potentially cataclysmic war.

The first is the fact that Israel feels obliged to undertake an unprecedented, country-wide civil defense exercise this week. At one point in its course, every man, woman and child in the Jewish State is supposed to seek shelter from a simulated attack of the kind Iran may shortly be able to execute against it.

The second is President Obama's latest effort to reach out to the Muslim world, this time on June 4 from one of its most important capitals, Cairo. There, he is expected to make an address that will reiterate his previous statements on the subject - pronouncements that, unfortunately, can only have been interpreted by his intended audience as acts of submission.

If past is prelude, the President of the United States will: apologize yet again for purported offenses against Muslims by his country; promise to be respectful of Islam, including those who adhere to its authoritative, if virulent, theo-political-legal program known as Shariah; and enunciate diplomatic priorities and initiatives designed to reach out to America's enemies in the region, while putting excruciating pressure on its most reliable ally there, Israel.

This pressure has become more palpable by the day. It has taken various forms, including: U.S. stances adopted at the United Nations that will serve to isolate Israel; blank political and even financial checks for Palestinian thugs like Mahmoud Abbas; diminishing U.S.-Israeli cooperation on intelligence and military matters; and the withholding from Israel of helicopters (and perhaps other weaponry) being provided to Arab states.

Perhaps the most chilling example of this coercive pressure so far, however, was originally reported in the Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot and given international prominence by my esteemed colleague and Jerusalem Post columnist, Caroline Glick. According to these accounts, in a recent lecture in Washington, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Keith Dayton, the American officer charged with training Palestinian military forces in Jordan, made a shocking declaration.

In Ms. Glick's words, "[Gen. Dayton] indicated that if Israel does not surrender Judea and Samaria within two years, the Palestinian forces he and his fellow American officers are now training at a cost of more than $300 million could begin killing Israelis." She went on to note that neither the general nor the Obama administration seemed to find this prospect grounds for rethinking the wisdom of such a training-and-arming program. In fact, her column observed that Defense Secretary Robert Gates "just extended Dayton's tour of duty for an additional two years and gave him the added responsibility of serving as Obama's Middle East mediator George Mitchell's deputy."

Taken together with the U.S. administration's refusal to come to grips with what truly is the most serious threat to peace in the Middle East - Iran's rising power and growing aggressiveness, reflecting in part its incipient nuclear weapons capabilities - the stage is being inexorably set for the next, and perhaps most devastating, regional conflict.

Whether the signals Mr. Obama is sending are intended to communicate such a message or not, they are going to be read by Israel's enemies as evidence of a profound rift between the United States and the Jewish State. In this part of the world, that amounts to an invitation to an open season on Israel.

It is hard to believe that the Obama Middle East agenda enjoys the support of the American people or their elected representatives in Congress. Historically, the public and strong bipartisan majorities on Capitol Hill have appreciated that an Israel that shares our values, that is governed democratically and that is in the cross-hairs of the same people who seek our destruction is an important ally. Quite apart from a sense of moral and religious affinity for the Jewish people's struggle to survive in their ancient homeland, most of us recognize that it is in the United States' strategic interest to stand with Israel.

It is worrisome in the extreme that Mr. Obama does not appear to share this appreciation. To those who worried about his affinity for the Saudi king and Islam more generally and his longstanding ties to virulent critics of Israel like Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi and former Harvard professor-turned-National Security Council staffer Samantha Power, the President's attitude is not exactly a surprise. His administration's posture may have been further reinforced by Arab-American pollster John Zogby's recent Forbes Magazine article arguing that friends of Israel made up John McCain's constituency, not Obama's. (This raises an interesting question about the sentiments towards Israel of the 78% of American Jews who voted for the latter in 2008.)

My guess, however, is that, as the implications of President Obama's Mideast policies - for the United States as well as Israel - become clearer, he is going to find himself facing the sort of popular and congressional revolt that has confronted him in recent weeks on Guantanamo Bay. The question is: Will such a reaffirmation of American solidarity with and support for Israel come in time to prevent the winds of war being whipped up by Mr. Obama's posturing and rhetoric - and driving Israelis into bomb shelters - from wreaking havoc in the Middle East, and perhaps far beyond?



-------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Thu 14 May 2009, 10:23 pm

The trial and convictions reported in the story below raise a question that America is going to have to grapple with in the next few years: At what point does the constitutional protection of free speech no longer apply to those who speak about carrying out violent jihad?

For instance, is an imam’s call to jihad, echoing throughout an American mosque, constitutionally protected speech?

Lawyers who we have talked to say the question comes down to an assessment of whether or not the call to jihad is incitement to violence that amounts to an “imminent threat.” Yelling “fire” in a crowded theater is an example of speech that creates an imminent threat of injury to the moviegoers, and is thus not protected speech.

At what point does calling for jihad become the equivalent of yelling “fire” in a crowded theater? We in America deeply cherish the right to free speech, but are we at risk of enabling the seeds of our own destruction by erring too far in the protection of speech that calls for jihad against us?

Walid Phares, in his excellent book Future Jihad, argues that “…U.S. and western strategies are a reaction to terror actions.” (p. 197, emphasis in original). His point is that the jihadist ideology is what produces the jihadist actions, that the history of militant Islam demonstrates this, and until we address what he terms the “factory” that produces jihad, we will fall short of success in defeating jihad.

In other words, given the clear pronouncements for jihad against infidels embedded throughout Islam’s holy books, and 1,400 years of Islamic history of violent jihad resulting from the call to jihad in those holy books, it is not unreasonable to conclude a cause and effect relationship between the ideology of jihad and the actions of jihad.

Radical Islam is at heart a supremacist political ideology, and it is not the only such ideology that has ever existed. Nazism immediately comes to mind. Here in America, the Ku Klux Klan built a violent supremacist movement based upon hate and a twisting of the Bible. Each of these ideologies have certain things in common, including treating “non-believers” as second-class citizens and the call to violence against those “non-believers.”

So let us close with two questions. Would 21st century America celebrate the “rights” of a Grand Wizard of the KKK publicly calling for the lynching of African-Americans? By the same token, then, should America celebrate the “rights” of Islamists in America who publicly call for jihad against infidels in America?


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot
By CURT ANDERSON | AP Legal Affairs Writer
4:24 PM CDT, May 12, 2009
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-us-terrorisminvestig,0,7616324.story

MIAMI - It took three trials, three juries and nearly three years, but federal prosecutors finally succeeded Tuesday in convicting five Miami men of plotting to start an anti-government insurrection by destroying Chicago's Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices. One man was acquitted.

When the FBI swarmed the downtrodden Liberty City neighborhood to make the arrests in June 2006, the administration of President George W. Bush hailed the case as a prime example of the Justice Department's post-Sept. 11 policy of disrupting potential terror plots in the earliest possible stages.

Yet hours of FBI recordings of terrorist talk contrasted with little concrete evidence of an evolving plot, triggering two mistrials because juries could not agree on verdicts against ringleader Narseal Batiste or five followers. One of the original seven defendants was acquitted after the first trial.

"Any cases that involve someone's mental intent, their intention when they made certain statements, are always difficult," said Matthew Orwig, former U.S. attorney in Texas who has monitored the Miami case. "It was a must-win for the government. They needed some vindication."

Finally, this third jury found the way on its sixth day of deliberations.

It wasn't the only victory Tuesday for terrorism prosecutors. In a separate case in New York, a jury convicted a Lebanese-born Swede of trying to set up a terror training camp in Oregon in 1999. The verdict against Oussama Kassir capped a three-week trial.

In the Miami case, Batiste, 35, was the only one convicted of all four terrorism-related conspiracy counts, including plotting to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to wage war against the U.S. Batiste, who was on the vast majority of FBI recordings, faces up to 70 years in prison.

Batiste's right-hand man, 29-year-old Patrick Abraham, was convicted on three counts and faces 50 years behind bars. Convicted on two counts and facing 30 years are 24-year-old Burson Augustin, 25-year-old Rotschild Augustine and 33-year-old Stanley Grant Phanor. Naudimar Herrera, 25, was cleared of all four charges.

U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard set sentencing for July 27 for the five convicted men, most of whom are Haitian or have Haitian ancestry.

Herrera criticized the prosecution as "bogus" and insisted the men banded together not for terrorism but to explore ways to lift up the impoverished, drug-infested area.

"It's not right," Herrera said outside the courthouse. "We were really all about helping the community."

The jury endured a two-month trial, then had to restart deliberations last week after one juror was excused for illness and a second was booted off the panel for being uncooperative. After the verdicts were read, court security officials escorted the jury -- whose names were kept secret -- out of the building before they could be interviewed.

"This was a difficult trial, and we thank all the prosecutors and agents involved, whose efforts resulted in today's successful conclusion," said Miami U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, a holdover Bush appointee.

Prosecutors Richard Gregorie and Jacqueline Arango focused on the group's intent as captured on dozens of FBI audio and video recordings. Batiste is repeatedly heard espousing violence against the U.S. government and saying the men should start a "full ground war" that would "kill all the devils."

"I want to fight some jihad," Batiste says on one tape.

A key piece of evidence is an FBI video of the entire group pledging an oath of allegiance, or "bayat," to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden in a March 16, 2006, ceremony led by an Arabic-speaking FBI informant posing as "Brother Mohammed" from al-Qaida. Testimony also showed the men took photographs and video of possible targets in Miami, including the FBI building, a courthouse complex and a synagogue.

But Batiste, who testified in all three trials, insisted he was only going along with Mohammed so he could obtain $50,000 or more for his struggling construction business and a nascent community outreach program. Batiste was leader of a Miami chapter of a sect known as the Moorish Science Temple, which combines elements of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and does not recognize the U.S. government's full authority.

Defense lawyers also claimed the case was an FBI setup driven by informants who manipulated the group.

"This is a manufactured crime," Batiste attorney Ana M. Jhones said earlier in the trial.

A seventh man who was acquitted after the first 2007 trial, 34-year-old Lyglenson Lemorin, is being deported to his native Haiti anyway. Less stringent Immigration laws make it easier for U.S. officials to use the terrorism allegations against Lemorin.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org


ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Obama''s Signal to Israel: Submit

Post  Admin on Wed 13 May 2009, 12:46 pm

Obama's signal to Israel: Submit

Every President’s administration sends signals about its foreign policy intentions by the people the President selects and the various statements they make.

The Obama administration’s intentions are becoming clearer and clearer to discern. The message to the world: America has been arrogant. The message to Muslims: America has been arrogant. The message to Israel: See below.

There is a difference between acknowledging mistakes and communicating weakness. The Obama administration is, unfortunately, repeatedly communicating weakness to those who mean us harm. One could understand pursuing such a policy if there were historical precedent for it actually working. If the goal of the Obama administration is to secure lasting peace in the Middle East that includes safety and security for Israel, and if its goal is to secure peaceful co-existence with radical Islamists, the paths he is following will fail.

Not because any of us wishes they would fail, but because, as George Santayana wrote, “He who does not know history is condemned to repeat it.” We’re reasonably sure most Brits wanted Neville Chamberlain to succeed when he declared after his meeting with Hitler that he had secured “peace in our time.” Why did he fail? Because he refused to acknowledge the reality of the evil he was dealing with and deluded himself into believing such evil could be appeased with accommodations and concessions.


--------------------------------
Obama's Signal to Israel: Submit

By Mona Charen

May 12, 2009 / 18 Iyar 5769
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/charen051209.php3

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In early April, Vice President Biden was asked if the administration was concerned that Israel might strike at Iran's nuclear facilities. "I don't believe Prime Minister Netanyahu would do that," Mr. Biden replied. "I think he would be ill advised to do that."

A few weeks later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained the administration's solution to the threat of an Iranian bomb: "For Israel to get the kind of strong support it's looking for vis-a-vis Iran, it can't stay on the sideline with respect to the Palestinians and the peace efforts … they go hand in hand."

And on May 10, National Security Adviser James Jones spelled it out further: "We understand Israel's preoccupation with Iran as an existential threat. We agree with that. … By the same token, there are a lot of things that you can do to diminish that existential threat by working hard towards achieving a two-state solution."

By what reasoning has the administration decided that pushing Israel to permit a new Palestinian state would — in any way — diminish the threat from Iran? Do they believe that Iran's (or I should say the Iranian leadership's) genocidal hostility toward Israel is the result of lack of progress toward an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza? Will the Iranian leadership, which has characterized Israel as a "cancerous tumor," declared that "Israel must we wiped off the map," and promised that "Israel is destined for destruction and will soon disappear" is going to change its mind if Israel enters into negotiations with the Palestinians?

"Obama will be a great friend to Israel." So said a Jewish Democrat in a pre-election debate with me. I asked her whether she had any hesitations about someone who had been steeped in academic pieties and Hyde Park leftwing intellectual fashions, and who had tamely absorbed the Rev. Wright's sermons for 20 years? Her response was to mouth some of the platitudes about support for Israel that were to be found on the Obama campaign's website. I wonder if she is having doubts now.

Does it give her pause that Rose Gottemoeller, assistant secretary of state and America's chief nuclear arms negotiator, has called on Israel (along with Pakistan, India, and North Korea) to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty? By including Israel on a list of nations known to either have nuclear weapons or be close to acquiring them, the Obama administration is introducing a sinister note of moral equivalence to the problem of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. All previous U.S. governments have implicitly accepted that Israel's nuclear weapons pose a threat to no nation and are maintained only to deter Israel's enemies from genocidal attacks.

Like other liberals, my debate opponent probably believes that Obama's apology tour of global capitals was pitch perfect. Of course, it's one thing for the United States, still the world's superpower, to delude itself that winning international popularity contests will make us safer (though it's a dangerous delusion), but Israel, which always sits inches from the precipice of destruction, cannot afford such fantasies at all.

We have recent history to guide us. In 2000, Israel withdrew from the security corridor it had established in southern Lebanon. The world had long been clamoring for Israel to do this. The Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah movement immediately seized the area — trumpeting its triumph in driving out the enemy. In 2006, southern Lebanon became the launching pad for Hezbollah's missile campaign against northern Israel.

Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. The Iranian-backed Hamas movement moved quickly and took control there (not without significant internecine bloodshed with Fatah), and again used the territory not to build a peaceful Palestinian enclave but to launch 10,000 missiles against southern Israel.

Fatah (which is called moderate because it wants to destroy Israel on the installment plan rather than all at once) retains tenuous control of the West Bank. But even Mahmoud Abbas admits that if Israel were to withdraw completely from the area, Hamas would gain control in a heartbeat.

Next week, Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with President Obama in Washington. It is hard to see how this relationship can go well. President Obama has sent abundant signals that his foreign policy is 50 percent wishful thinking and 50 percent leftwing mush. There may not be any easy answers to the problem of a nuclear Iran. But pressuring Israel to take suicidal risks is clearly the worst possible approach. Iran will conclude, as its proxies Hezbollah and Hamas at various times concluded, that force and the threat of force work.


If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. … We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. –Sir Karl Popper



----------------------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Fri 08 May 2009, 11:25 pm

They KNOW We Are Vulnerable
Combating the EMP Threat, Part Three

by Brigitte Gabriel

Dear Elaine,
“In 1962, deep in a cold war with the Soviet Union, the United States conducted 'Starfish Prime,’ a nuclear weapon test over a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. The test was successful, with one unexpected result: Fifteen hundred kilometers away in Hawaii streetlights burned out, TV sets and radios failed and power lines fused.” (EMPACT publication, “Global Single Point Failure: The EMP Threat).
The fact that we are vulnerable to a nuclear-triggered EMP threat is not some fabricated scare tactic or sci-fi fantasy. And countries including Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China know it.

In 1999 a Russian official warned a delegation from the U.S. House Armed Services Committee that if his country really wanted to hurt the U.S., it would “detonate a single nuclear warhead at high-altitude over the United States. The resulting electromagnetic pulse would massively disrupt U.S. communications and computer systems, shutting down everything.” (EMPACT publication, p. 2).

According to Senate testimony in 2005, an Iranian military journal discussed the impact of an EMP attack and stated, “If the world’s industrial countries fail to devise effective ways to defend themselves against dangerous electronic assaults then they will disintegrate within a few years.” (EMPACT publication, p. 3).

The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack has warned us. Iran has warned us. Russia has warned us.

Now America must act. We have time to prepare and defend against such an attack, but the window to prepare is closing. North Korea is testing launch missiles that could reach Alaska. Iran is working with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program. If 70% or more of our electrical power grid were wiped out by an EMP attack, as the Commission concludes, millions and millions of Americans would die.

There is no organization in America that has more members that are informed on issues like these than ACT! for America. While most Americans are unaware of the various threats of radical Islam — you are. While most Americans are unaware of the EMP threat — you are.

That makes you and me 21st century “Paul Revere’s.” If we don’t warn and awaken America, who will? For the sake of our families, our friends, our children and our grandchildren, we must act now.

This is why I’m appealing to you today to help us launch our 2009 plan to combat the EMP threat. As you will see in a moment, some of the pieces of this plan we can implement with the staff and resources we have. But other pieces require funds we simply don’t have in the budget.

If you agree with me that preventing radical Islamists or a country like North Korea from deploying an EMP threat against us is an action we must take – and take now – then I’m asking you to do the following.
If you’re not already a monthly contributing Patriot Partner, click here to sign up. For monthly gifts of $10 to $100 we have special benefits for you. You simply select the level of monthly gift you can make, and we’ll send you the benefit(s) for that Patriot Partner gift level. Our online donation form is easy to use, safe and secure.
OR
Click here to make a one-time gift through our “Contributing Member” program. Select the gift amount you are able to make and we’ll send you the benefit(s) for that level of gift. If you prefer to mail a check rather than use our online donation form, you can click here to print out a form to fill out and mail in with your contribution.
Your financial support today will help us quickly move ahead on our plan to combat the EMP threat. Here’s what we plan to do.
A paid advertising campaign in the top publications in Washington, D.C. These influential publications are read by members of Congress, staff, the administration, and other opinion leaders throughout Washington.


A national petition to Congress. Unlike other petitions we have launched, we want to advertise on high-traffic internet outlets such as Pajamas Media and World Net Daily. This advertising, coupled with my highlighting the petition on radio and TV interviews I conduct, will ensure that hundreds of thousands of people see it and have the opportunity to sign it.


Lobby for a restoration of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack and implementation of the Commission’s recommendations.


Push for the funding necessary to increase the deployment of missile defense technology later this year during the appropriations process in Congress.


Participate in the national EMP threat conference scheduled for September 9 and 10 in Niagara, New York.


After the national EMP threat conference, work with congressional allies to draft and push for legislation that will provide protection and replacement of critical electrical transformers nationwide as a second line of defense.
I was told recently that a member of Congress, who is chairman of a House subcommittee that would have jurisdiction over an issue like the EMP threat, wasn’t even aware of it. With Iran likely to have nuclear weapons within two years, we must begin educating people about this threat NOW!

Can I count on you to join me as a 21st century “Paul Revere”?

When you sign up to become a Patriot Partner or make a one-time gift as a Contributing Member, you will see different levels of support. For each level of support we will send you a gift or gifts as our way of saying “thank you.” (If you prefer to become a Contributing Member by mailing in your contribution, please click here to print out a reply form).

Depending on the level of gift you choose, you could receive an autographed copy of my best-selling book They Must Be Stopped, or a copy of the chilling documentary film “Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around U.S.,” or a DVD copy of my message “The Threat of Militant Islam.” There are other gifts as well.

As you help us launch our plan to combat the EMP threat, we will provide you with a gift or gifts that include valuable resources for you to become more informed and to educate your family and friends. This is how we will continue to work together to push back against the threat of radical Islam.

I’ve heard people say that an EMP attack might never happen. I’ve heard some say Iran will attack Israel, but not us. They may be right. But what if they’re wrong and we haven’t prepared? There are too many experts, who have studied this and concluded it’s a very real threat, for us to ignore.

So please ACT today! Sign up to become a Patriot Partner or make a one-time contribution, and we’ll get your gifts out to you within two to three weeks. (If you prefer to become a Contributing Member by mailing in your contribution, please click here to print out a reply form).

The first step in ultimately preventing an EMP attack is for each of us to take action today — to fulfill our role as 21st century Paul Revere’s. Thank you for everything you do on behalf of the America we love. I am grateful beyond words. And even though many of your friends and family don’t know it yet, there will come a time when they will be grateful to you as well.

Always devoted,



Brigitte Gabriel


-------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 21 Apr 2009, 5:52 pm

Victory in Florida!!

The Florida House of Representatives passes
a “Free Speech Protection” bill

by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

Dear Elaine,

On Saturday, while our staff was conducting training sessions at the “Citizens in Action” conference in Northern Virginia, I received an email from Adam Hasner, the Florida House Majority Leader, informing us that Florida’s version of “Rachel’s Law” had just passed. In a conference call a week earlier Rep. Hasner pointed out that ACT! for America chapter leaders and members in Florida played an active part in reaching out to legislators in the Florida House on this legislation.

As Rep. Hasner noted so eloquently: “This bill protects Floridians from having their right to free speech suppressed by those with radical ideologies. Foreign courts that do not place the same value on our constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech will no longer be used to intimidate Florida citizens.”

You may recall that “Rachel’s Law” was originally passed in New York about a year ago. It protects authors and publishers from intimidation lawsuits filed in foreign countries, and was dubbed “Rachel’s Law” because of a lawsuit filed against Rachel Ehrenfeld who wrote the book Funding Evil. A version of the legislation, entitled “The Free Speech Protection Act,” has been introduced in the U.S. Congress. We will be sending you an action alert on this legislation in the near future, so stay tuned!

I hope you are seeing the pattern we are seeing. Eighteen months ago there was very little good news we could report to you. That is no longer the case. We and our allies are going on the offensive and we’re winning victories. I fully expect that, over the next twelve months, we’ll see more victories like these. More and more people are waking up – and more and more elected officials are waking up. Yes, we have a long ways to go and a long fight ahead, but there is a message being sent loud and clear to radical Islamists, and that message is that America is a sleeping giant that is beginning to stir from its slumber, and that Americans are not going to roll over and allow Islamism to steamroller us as it has done in Europe.

In this vein, we have a simple action we would like you to take to help us improve our ability to educate and persuade elected officials throughout the country. Lisa Piraneo, our new Director of Government Relations, wants to build a database of every one of our members who has a relationship with at least one elected official, at any level.

Compiling this database will enable us to more effectively and strategically advance our legislative priorities and stop legislation that is harmful – whether at the city, county, state or federal level.

So please read over the following ACTION ALERT and help us once again help you!



Guy Rodgers

____________________________________________________________________


CALLING ALL ACT! FOR AMERICA MEMBERS!

DO YOU HAVE AN EXISTING RELATIONSHIP WITH A LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIAL?

IF SO, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!

As we recently informed you, Lisa Piraneo has joined ACT! for America as its Director of Government Relations in Washington, DC. As such, Lisa will be our primary eyes and ears on Capitol Hill, but the real power behind ACT! for America is each one of you – our grassroots members! Your connections and relationships with your elected officials – local, state or federal – are critical to the mission of our organization. Specifically, personal relationships with these officials will augment our overall grassroots efforts.

Over the coming weeks, we will be updating our website to include important information about effective grassroots lobbying. Grassroots training will also be offered at each of our upcoming “Citizens in Action” Conferences. You don’t want to miss it!

As part of our efforts to strengthen our voice on the issue of radical Islam, we are working to compile a database of our members who have existing relationships with elected officials. This database will help us as we continue to educate those in all levels of government about the critical issues surrounding the infiltration of Islamic radicalism in our communities.

Our elected officials depend upon others to educate them on the myriad of issues they must address every day. They and their staff cannot be experts on all issues. They want to hear from you. They NEED to hear from you! The ACT! for America grassroots network is the best method for providing this education on radical Islam and what immediate actions must be taken to secure our country for ourselves, our children, and our children’ children. The ACT! for America team will be there to assist you as you provide information to your elected officials.

If you have an existing relationship with ANY elected official from school board member to United States Senator, we want to hear from you.

Please copy the form (below) into a Word document, complete the form, and return it, via e-mail, to info@actforamerica.org. (If you have a relationship with more than three elected officials, simply copy the form more than once before you fill it in).

Your name: ________________________________________________________

Phone number: _________________________________________________

E-mail address: _________________________________________________

Yes, I have an existing relationship with the following elected officials:


Name_________________________________________________

Office Held ____________________________________________

City__________________ State____________________________

Nature of Relationship ____________________________________


Name_________________________________________________

Office Held _______________________________________________

City__________________ State________________________

Nature of Relationship___________________________________


Name_________________________________________________

Office Held_______________________________________________

City State__________________ State________________________

Nature of Relationship


----------------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 14 Apr 2009, 8:36 pm

APRIL CHAPTER LEADER OF THE MONTH

Dear Elaine,

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of a new ACT! for America feature entitled “Chapter Leader of the Month” that highlights the activities of our various chapters operating from all over the U.S. and the world! We regularly receive updates from our hard working chapter leaders and will be sharing with you “the inside scoop” on their many successes.

You may not be aware of what our 270 chapters accomplish or how essential strong chapters are to our success in confronting radical Islam. Did you realize we have nearly 3 times the number of chapters we had a year ago? That’s how fast our ACT! for America chapter network is exploding with growth!

We grow large by growing small. It is the fundamental integrity and strength of each committed chapter leader (plus his or her dedicated volunteers) that will collectively empower ACT! for America’s ability to roll back the threat of radical Islam and secure your children’s security for decades to come.

It’s my hope that many of you will realize that our dedicated chapter leaders are really not “Wonder Woman” or “Superman.” They are people just like you and I who are concerned about our nation’s future security. From what I’ve heard from our chapter leaders, many had self doubts about their ability to lead – but they also tell me that as they follow this process we’ve carefully designed for chapter development, their confidence in their ability to lead a vibrant chapter grows with every
passing month!

I’d like to quote from the chapter leader we’re profiling this month who shared the following with me:
“When we first formed the chapter, I told the members that I've never been involved in activist activities before and really didn't know what the hell I was doing, but intended to learn as I went along, try not to make too many mistakes, learn from those I do make, and be responsive to their wishes. I've received much support from the chapter members and I sense that they're not too upset with me as their leader. I've also clearly stated that if they would prefer a different leader, I would gladly relinquish the post and would not feel insulted. I said I felt someone should step forward and get a chapter started, ergo my involvement.”
This is exactly the kind of humility and leadership we are looking for! I get so fired up when I think about the effort and sacrifice our chapter leaders are making!

Therefore, it is my pleasure to announce that our April 2009 Chapter Leader of the Month Award is in fact, a Co-Chapter Leaders of the Month team:

Bruce and Jennifer, co-chapter leaders of our Mission Viejo Chapter in Orange County, California!

Jennifer and Bruce are both highly dedicated volunteers who have helped create a phenomenal chapter! They have truly found the balance between addressing local concerns and helping with our nationwide efforts as well. They have concentrated their first priority on growing the number of members in their chapter. Therefore, they will be in the position to be taking on larger and larger projects in a meaningful way as they grow.

Jennifer is overseeing our California Elected Official Research Project and is coordinating the volunteers helping her gather this vital information.

Bruce (who I quoted above), started the chapter and has been a genuine example of leadership to the entire ACT! for America organization.

Here is just a sampling of the Mission Viejo Chapter’s activities and accomplishments because space simply doesn’t allow a full report:
They have over 45 active participants in their monthly meetings!


They have close to 120 members on their email list.


Perhaps the best and most visible project they’ve completed is the 22-page report entitled “Islam in America’s Classrooms – History or Propaganda?” Special hat tip to Al and Steve for producing this project!! As a consequence of this report, there is a real possibility that a nationwide textbook clearinghouse system will be implemented if the funding can be secured.


They have another active committee to monitor the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine. Great news: The MSU recently lost its charter as an officially sanctioned student group!


They consistently respond to ACT! for America’s national action alerts. These alerts are consistently giving us larger and larger victories from our local communities to the U.S. Congress!
Check out Mission Viejo’s website, http://www.actforamerica92691.org It is just amazing! Bruce, Jennifer and their dedicated team of volunteers are exactly what we had in mind when we instituted the chapter concept.

In short, Jennifer and Bruce’s consistent efforts can serve as an example that when we all do a little, together we accomplish a lot!

I look forward to announcing next month’s award! I can tell you the competition is stiff. There are so many deserving of mention. Stay tuned…..!

Consider starting or helping a chapter today. Realize that besides a small monthly Patriot Partner pledge of at least $20 to ACT! for America, this is the single most important thing you can do to stop radical Islam cold. Tens of thousands of people, all accomplishing the same objectives, will get this job done! Don’t risk sitting this out! You are needed!

Please click HERE http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/local-chapters to sign up today!

Respectfully,

Kelly Cook
National Field Director


------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/local-chapters[url=CLICK HERE]http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/local-chapters[/url]
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Thu 09 Apr 2009, 3:03 pm

North Korea, Islamism, and the
Axis of Nuclear Proliferation

by Brigitte Gabriel
www.actforamerica.org
While President Obama recently made a commendable effort to “connect” with the Islamic world, especially during his visit to Turkey, he went perilously too far by saying things that simply are not accurate and thus should not have been said.

For example: Obama said: "We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better..."

I can understand why Obama would not want to say, “1,400 years of Islam has resulted in 270 million deaths and countless millions enslaved.” But such a history hardly qualifies as “shaping the world for the better,” and he would have been advised to simply not make such a historically unsupportable statement.

Obama also said that he wants to “strengthen Ataturk's vision of democratic Turkey.” What Mr. Obama needs to thus say to the Muslim world is remind them what Ataturk’s vision was – a vision which ended the Islamic Empire in 1924, rebelled against Islam and its Sharia law, and gave women rights to vote, to get an education, to work, etc. It was Ataturk's vision that put the last nail in the coffin of the Islamic empire, ending centuries of murder and terrorism. It was because of Ataturk's action that the Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt five years later, to reclaim and revive the Islamic Empire and setting the course for present-day Islamism. The Muslim Brotherhood is now the oldest and largest terrorist organization in the world, boasting 70 offshoots including Al-Qaida.

While Obama eloquently stated that America is not at war with Islam, which was necessary to speak with such clarity, it was important to continue by saying: "However, we are all challenged today by Islamist radicalism that has declared war, not only on America but also on moderate, peace-loving Muslims. Islamism, or the ideology of political Islam, threatens the entire world, including the millions of Muslims who don’t adhere to it, and it is growing in strength with every passing day.” Attempting to disconnect terror and radicalism from the political ideology that underlies it is precisely what Western Europe and Great Britain have tried, without success.

Obama missed a great opportunity to challenge the moderate Muslim world to stand up with us against the Islamists who wish to destroy not only our way of life but change the political landscape in their own countries through overthrow of their leadership and their governments.

Such an outreach by Obama would have created solidarity between moderate Muslims and America, because moderate Muslims are more likely to hear and respect what Obama says due to his Islamic heritage. This was Obama’s opportunity to make a statement that could have set the stage for real and historic change, but sadly, he missed it.

Meanwhile, North Korea conducts another missile launch, which has enormous ramifications for the world’s ability to defeat Islamism. North Korea is doing more than manufacture nuclear weapons for itself. North Korea's business is selling arms technology to the cash-rich Arab nations who provide it with the cash it so desperately needs.

A few years ago North Korea supplied Syria with the nuclear reactor that Israel bombed in September 2007. North Korean engineers were killed and many injured at the Syrian facility during the Israeli bombing.

On another Islamist front Iran is clearly set on attacking Israel and America. Iran is very interested in buying the North Korean missile technology which they can then deliver an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack against America. So while North Korea may not attack us directly, its technology is what our die-hard enemies are going to use to destroy us.

The United Nations has proven to be virtually impotent in dealing with such serious issues. Saddam Hussein ignored UN sanctions, North Korea ignores the UN, and Iran marches on, ignoring UN sanctions. The United States needs to take a bold step to disrupt the “nuclear proliferation axis” that exists between North Korea and the militant nations of the Islamic world.

We can and should go directly to China and ask them how would they feel if we made nuclear and missile technology available to Japan and Taiwan? We can exert great pressure on China in this area because those two nations are a major threat to China if we make our technology available to them.

This will give China a vested interest in pressuring North Korea to stop their missile program. What we are concerned about right now is the political victory that North Korea has achieved with this launch. Even though this was not a military victory because the launch was not successful to the point they expected, it achieved a political victory against America.

This message is not being wasted on Iran and other nations, like Syria and Libya for example, who are trying to stand up to the United States. America is establishing a clear track record of “no-response.” In 2006 Kaddafi, who signed an agreement in 2003 to get rid of his 30 tons of mustard gas, reneged on the contract and changed his mind after watching America's lack of decisive action against Iran.

North Korea is so dangerous because its missiles could carry a nuclear warhead to America or it could continue to provide the technology to other nations wanting to harm America. In other words, the nuclear threat to America and the West will continue to escalate beyond North Korea to Islamist regimes unless we bring it to a screeching halt.

The clock is ticking ever closer to midnight.

Brigitte Gabriel is the New York Times Best Selling author of “They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.” She is also the founder and president of ACT for America.org


------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 07 Apr 2009, 9:22 pm

Is Great Britain Beginning to “See the Light?”

Dear Elaine,

While the Obama administration takes actions and makes overtures to the Islamic world that appear disturbingly similar to what the political and academic leadership in Great Britain has been doing for decades, news coming out of Britain indicates that there is a growing movement inside the government to chart a new course.

As the Islamist Watch commentary below notes, “there is growing realization that the UK’s old strategy…has been a disaster.”

ACT! for America has been saying this since our founding in 2007, so we are delighted that the failure of the British policy is now being more broadly recognized and that this realization may well be leading to a significant shift in British policy. We should all be very encouraged by this turn of events.

The two questions we have for those in Washington, who are arguing for a course of action similar to the failed one Britain has pursued for some thirty years, are these: Why do you want to lead us down the same failed path? And why do you think the outcome here will be any different than it has been in Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, etc.?

What our political leaders are going to find is that patriotic Americans, who cherish the freedoms guaranteed to us under the Constitution, are not going to simply roll over and acquiesce to this failed course of action – no matter how politically correct it appears.


-------------------

Glimmers of Hope in Great Britain

by David J. Rusin
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 at 12:17 PM
http://www.islamist-watch.org/blog/2009/04/glimmers-of-hope-in-great-britain.html

Because the Islamist project has reached a far more advanced stage in Europe, events there often serve as warnings to America about how not to deal with the challenges that lie ahead. Thus it is quite refreshing to be able to highlight a few positive developments in Britain that the United States should consider emulating.

First, there is growing realization that the UK's old strategy of empowering nonviolent Islamists, assumed to "possess the necessary 'street cred'" to marginalize violent Islamists, has been a disaster. A report by Policy Exchange argues that the government is "underwriting the very Islamist ideology which spawns an illiberal, intolerant, and anti-Western worldview":

"Not only is it failing to achieve its stated objectives; in many places it is actually making the situation worse," they said. "A new generation is being radicalized, sometimes with the very funds that are supposed to be countering radicalization." The problem has been caused by the link between violent and nonviolent extremism being "habitually underplayed in official documents produced by central government, local government, and the police."

Second, Britain has launched a new strategy that recognizes the importance of opposing nonviolent Islamism. Among the updated criteria for defining Islamic extremists:
They advocate a caliphate, a pan-Islamic state encompassing many countries.
They promote Shari'a law.
They believe in jihad, or armed resistance, anywhere in the world.
Third, the government has suspended ties with the Muslim Council of Britain — think CAIR with a cockney accent — after one of its senior officials signed a document interpreted as "advocating attacks on the Royal Navy if it tries to stop arms for Hamas being smuggled into Gaza." The government has reinforced the break by pledging to focus its efforts on mosques and smaller groups. Sadiq Khan, the minister for community cohesion, said, "The days of lazy politicians just speaking to one or two powerful community groups or leaders are gone."

America could learn from these changes of direction. While the FBI has cut off CAIR, other Islamist bodies are still welcome in Washington. Moreover, there has been little discernable movement to reach out to smaller organizations representing mainstream Muslims.

Advice for the feds: Contact a few of those Muslims who disowned CAIR publicly this week. They will be some of your best allies in protecting America against the threat of radical Islam, while helping our nation avoid the mistakes that Britain now must correct the hard way.


------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 31 Mar 2009, 8:09 pm

It’s been brewing for some time. Muslim countries have been pressing for a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling on nations around the world to pass laws criminalizing the alleged “defamation” of religion – specifically Islam.

This week the Council passed the resolution.

The good news is that Western nations and over 100 faith groups opposed this resolution. The bad news is that efforts by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have paid off in getting such a resolution passed – and we can count on the OIC to continue its global campaign to criminalize free speech that allegedly “defames” Islam.

This is not the only tactic the OIC is pursuing in this regard. At last year’s OIC conference, the conference supported efforts to look for legal strategies to fight back against the alleged “defamation” of Islam. Translation: lawsuits around the world funded by petrodollars.


--------------------

UN body OKs call to curb religious criticism

By FRANK JORDANS – 1 day ago

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iRHXSIoJJdXQpG3kPrRO2LWMnWTAD975SKN01

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human-rights body approved a proposal backed by Muslims nations Thursday urging the passage of laws around the world protecting religion from criticism.

The proposal by Pakistan had drawn strong criticism from free-speech campaigners and liberal democracies.

A simple majority of 23 members of the 47-nation Human Rights Council voted in favor of the resolution. Eleven mostly Western nations opposed it and 13 countries abstained.

The resolution urges states to provide "protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general."

"It is individuals who have rights and not religions," said Canadian diplomat Terry Cormier. Canada's criticism was echoed by European Union countries, all of which voted against the proposal.

The council is dominated by Muslim and African countries. Muslim nations have argued that religions, in particular Islam, must be shielded from criticism in the media and other areas of public life. They cited cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad as an example of unacceptable free speech.

"Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism," the resolution said.

A coalition of more than 100 secular and faith groups had called on governments to oppose the resolution, warning that it could lead to accusations of defamation among different faiths.

The United States did not vote on the resolution because it is not a member of the council. The Bush administration announced it was virtually giving up on the body and would participate in debates only if absolutely necessary because of the council's anti-Israel statements and its failure to act on abuses in Sudan and elsewhere.

India, which normally votes along with the council's majority of developing nations, abstained in protest at the fact that Islam was the only religion specifically named as deserving protection.

India's Ambassador Gopinathan Achamkulangare said the resolution "inappropriately" linked religious criticism to racism.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Admin on Tue 31 Mar 2009, 4:52 pm

Another Big Step Forward for ACT! for America

by Brigitte Gabriel

Tomorrow marks another exciting milestone in the growth, influence and effectiveness of ACT! for America. I’m delighted to announce that tomorrow, ACT! for America’s full-time lobbyist, Lisa Piraneo, begins work on Capitol Hill !!
Lisa’s official title is “Director of Government Relations.” Lisa has over 15 years of experience on Capitol Hill, including stints in four congressional offices and nearly seven years of experience as a lobbyist for a national organization. She has also worked for a Homeland Security consulting firm.

In her capacity as Director of Government Relations, Lisa will work with members of Congress and their staffs, educating them on issues we’re concerned about and seeking their support for bills we consider important. We already have a handful of bills Lisa will be working on, and we’ll give you information and updates on those at a later time.

She will also be working with our chapter leaders and members on such tasks as providing education on how to effectively persuade our elected representatives as well as coordinating grassroots contacts with members of Congress.

As events of the past several weeks demonstrate, our achieving a full-time presence on Capitol Hill hasn’t come a moment too soon.

Yesterday we reported to you that the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution that calls on nations around the world to criminalize the “defamation” of Islam. The Fox News article below highlights the growing concern in America about the encroachment of Islamic shariah law.

Putting an experienced, qualified lobbyist to work on our behalf on Capitol Hill was our top priority for 2009. Hundreds of you responded to our request for financial support to make this a reality, and thanks to your help, it is a reality!

I dreamed of this day seven years ago when I launched American Congress for Truth, ACT! for America’s “sister” organization. I dreamed of the day that we would have tens of thousands of members, hundreds of chapters, and a full-time lobbyist in D.C.

That day has arrived.

Lisa will be one of our featured speakers at most of our “Citizens in Action” conferences this year. If you haven’t yet registered to attend or participate via live webcast, please log on to www.actforamerica.org and register today.

Words simply can’t express my gratitude for each and every one of you. We have a big task ahead of us, but together we will succeed, because as each of us does a little, together we’ll accomplish a lot.

Always devoted,

Brigitte Gabriel
-------------------

Islamic Law's Influence in America a Growing Concern

Sunday , March 29, 2009

By David Lewkowict



As America's Muslim population grows, so too does the influence of Islamic law, or Shariah, in daily life in the U.S.

"Shariah Law is the totality of the Muslim's obligation," said Abdullahi An-Na'im, a professor of law at Emory University in Atlanta. According to An-Na'im, Shariah is similar to Jewish Talmudic Law or Catholic Canon Law in that it guides an adherent's moral conduct.

"As a citizen, I am a subject of the United States," An-Na'im said. "I owe allegiance to the United States, to the Constitution of the United States. That is not inconsistent with observing a religious code in terms of my own personal behavior."

While many view this as a testament to the "great American melting pot," others see Islamic law's growing influence as a threat. Shariah's critics point to cases such as the airport in Minneapolis, where some Shariah-adherent taxi drivers made headlines in 2006 for refusing to pick up passengers they suspected of carrying liquor. The drivers' aversion to alcohol stemmed from a verse in the Qur'an that describes "intoxicants and gambling" as "an abomination of Satan's handiwork."

Last year, a Tyson Foods plant in Shelbyville, Tenn. replaced its traditional Labor Day holiday with paid time off on Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival — marking the end of fasting during Ramadan. A labor union had requested the change on behalf of hundreds of Muslim employees— many of them were immigrants from Somalia.

But public outcry over the decision to dismiss Labor Day quickly prompted the company and union to negotiate a new contract that makes accommodations for both holidays.

In 2007, the University of Michigan installed ritual foot baths to accommodate Islamic tradition. "These things are beginning to percolate up as Shariah-adherent Muslims insist that their preferences and practices be accommodated by the rest of the population," said Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy — a Washington think tank.

Gaffney predicted the U.S. could soon face problems similar to some Western European countries, where the religious values of Muslim immigrants sometimes clash with their highly secular host cultures.

But Professor An-Na'im believes it will be different in America. "The variety of American secularism — which is much more receptive of public displays of religion and a public role for religion — is, in fact, more conducive for Muslims to be citizens and to be comfortable with their religious values and citizenship than European countries," An-Na'im said.


---------------------------------

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591
www.actforamerica.org
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 47432
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: Act For America Alerts please read regular updates

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 26 of 27 Previous  1 ... 14 ... 25, 26, 27  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum