Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation


BHO & Huma Abedin

I thought this would happen and it is a good thing. ACT for America has hopped on board the pro-Bachmann camp relating to the letter exchange between Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison – both Minnesota Congressmen with the former a Republican and the latter a Democrat with connections to Radical Islam.

 

JRH 7/19/12

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Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation!

 

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IMPORTANT AND TIME-SENSITIVE
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!

VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR REP. MICHELE BACHMANN
AND OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CALLING FOR AN
INVESTIGATION INTO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S
POSSIBLE INFILTRATION OF OUR FEDERAL AGENCIES!

 

As you may be aware, recently Representative Michele Bachmann, along with Representatives Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney, and Lynn Westmoreland, sent letters to the Inspectors General (IGs) of the Departments of State; Justice; Homeland Security; Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In those letters they asked for investigations into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within these agencies.

See the letters they sent to the IGs by CLICKING HERE.

It is unfortunate that, as usual, politics has gotten in the way of our national security.

Shortly after the letters were sent, Representative Keith Ellison fired off a letter of his own to the Members of Congress, demanding explanations.

See Mr. Ellison’s letter by CLICKING HERE.

 

[SlantRight Editor: In case Ellison removes his Letter:]

 

July 12, 2012

 

Michele Bachmann

Member of Congress

 

Trent Franks

Member of Congress

 

Louie Gohmert

Member of Congress

 

Thomas Rooney

Member of Congress

 

Lynn Westmoreland

Member of Congress

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

I write to gather more information regarding the allegations you made in letters dated June 13, 2012 to the Inspectors General of the Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, stating that individuals and organizations allegedly associated with the Muslim Brotherhood have nefariously influenced the U.S. government.

 

In your letters, you allege that:

 

• “Brotherhood operatives” within the U.S. government may have directly influenced the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood, as presented by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on February 10,2011;

 

• The mother, brother and deceased father of Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State 1-lillary Clinton, are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, and that she, too, by extension, may be working on the organization’s behalf;

 

• The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an international organization of 57 countries to which President George W. Bush created a special envoy position, is “determined to impose shariah worldwide” and undermine the U.S. Constitution;

 

• The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an umbrella organization of American Muslim groups, is “the largest Muslim Brotherhood front in the United States,” and

 

• The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and Muslim Advocates, two civil rights organizations, “exercise influence in ways that align with Muslim Brotherhood agendas.”

 

 

As evidence for these allegations, you reference Muslim BrotherhoodinAmerica.com, a Web site created by Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). Mr. Gaffney has a long history of making unsubstantiated anti-Muslim allegations, including:

 

 

• Accusing then-ISAF Commander General David Petraeus of “submission” to Islamic law because he condemned Florida pastor Terry Jones’ burning of a Quran;

 

• Accusing presidential candidate Herman Cain after meeting with ISNA of meeting with “the largest Muslim Brotherhood front in the United States” (language that appears verbatim in your letters);

 

• Accusing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of “corruption” and “treason” for appointing a Muslim lawyer to be a judge;

 

• Accusing anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist of “enabling and empowering Muslim Brotherhood influence operations against our movement and our country”;

 

• Accusing former Bush Administration official Suhail Khan of conducting a “Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operation” against the American Conservative Union (ACU), the host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and

 

• Accusing Republican Virginia House of Delegates member David Ramadan of waging “stealth jihad” by seeking elected office.

 

Mr. Gaffney’s views have been widely discredited, including by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and conservative organizations. The FBI said his research made “unsubstantiated assertions” and relied on “outdated information.” After the ACU board conducted a full investigation of Mr. Gaffney’s accusations against Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan, the board found Mr. Gaffney’s accusations “reprehensible,” “baseless” and “false and unfounded.” The ACU even barred Mr. Gaffney’s participation from CPAC in 2011.

 

Despite Mr. Gaffney’s record of unsubstantiated allegations, you appear to have based your letters to the Inspectors General on his views.

 

I request that you provide my office a full accounting of the sources you used to make the serious allegations against the individuals and organizations in your letters. If there is not credible, substantial evidence for your allegations, I sincerely hope that you will publically clear their names.

 

Sincerely,

 

Keith Ellison

Member of Congress

 

cc: The Honorable I. Charles McCullough Ill, Inspector General, Office of the Director of National Intelligence Ambassador Harold W. Geisel, Deputy Inspector General, U.S. Department of State The Honorable Michael B. Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice Mr. Charles K. Edwards, Acting Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

And then something unusual happened—at least unusual as far as how prepared most Members of Congress are to defend their actions when it comes to protecting our nation against the threat of radical Islam. Representative Bachmann politely replied to Congressman Ellison’s letter in her own 16 page—multi-footnoted—correspondence offering detail after detail about why the letters to the IGs were necessary.

See Representative Bachmann’s response to Representative Ellison by CLICKING HERE.

As usual, many in the mainstream media are attacking Representative Bachmann and her colleagues. They are doing so by working to shift the focus from the issue at hand—examining whether the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated specific federal agencies—to a tangential issue.

We cannot let that happen. We must send a strong message of support for the calls for investigations by the Inspectors General. That is the issue at hand, and that must be our continued focus.

While this issue is receiving much attention by both the media and up on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Congress is watching and listening.
What will they hear from the people back home?

***Action Item***

Please click HERE to be taken to the Contact Congress page of our website. Click on the Alert in the red box entitled: Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation. From there, follow the easy directions and send your e-mails to those who represent you in the House and Senate. It should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

Note: As you follow the directions to send your e-mail, you will see that we have provided a sample letter addressing this matter. We encourage you to modify the letter as you see fit to personalize it. AS ALWAYS, PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. OTHERWISE, THIS EFFORT WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE!

Finally, please forward this Alert to everyone you know who shares our concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood and how the U.S. Government is addressing this threat. Through our online system, writing your e-mail will take only a matter of minutes to make your voice heard. And if we ALL act together, it will be a powerful and effective voice that every Member of the U.S. Congress will hear.

Please act NOW! Thank you for all that you do.

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!

 
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT!

 

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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.

ACT! for America in the news


Andre Carson accusing Tea Party of racism

Rep. Andre Carson a Democrat from Indiana and one of two Muslims currently in Congress at an ICNA conference gave a speech claiming American Public Schools should model curriculum after Muslim Madrassas.

 

Dems and Leftists rail against Christianity having an influence in American schools yet this Muslim calls for an Islamic model to take over Public American Education – what is that? Carson has a reputation as a Black Muslim racist with roots back to racist Louis Farrakhan the leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI).

 Louie Gohmert

ACT for America has sent an email that asks to be forwarded to friends which includes two videos of Brigitte Gabriel talking about the Carson-Madrassas idiocy and the other that includes Rep. Louie Gohmert a Republican from Texas placing into the Congressional record ACT’s open letter opposition to the relatively new FBI counterterrorism training materials that ridiculously tries to guard the feelings of Muslims that may be suspected of Islamic terrorism.

 

JRH 7/17/12

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Last week, Brigitte Gabriel appeared on Hannity to discuss Rep. Andre Carson’s outrageous assertion that our public schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas.

Also last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert spoke eloquently about protecting freedom as he introduced into the Congressional Record the ACT! for America open letter to Congress opposing revisions to FBI counterterrorism training materials.

Both short video clips are available for viewing below. Please forward this email to others you think might be interested, and encourage them to sign up for our email alerts at www.ACTforAmerica.org.

 

VIDEO: Brigitte Gabriel on Modeling US Schools After Madrassas, White House & Muslim Brotherhood

 

VIDEO: Rep. Gohmert Introduces ACT! for America’s Letter on FBI Counter-Terrorism Training Materials

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Inside the 5th King hearing


Lisa Piraneo 9-11-10

 

Act for America has sent the report of Lisa Piraneo’s observations on the recent Peter King hearing on Radical Islam in America.

 

JRH 6/25/12

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Inside the 5th King hearing

 

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Report By Lisa Piraneo

Sent: 06/25/2012 11:01 AM

 

I strongly encourage you to read today’s email. As you do, you will see the importance and the value of having someone of Lisa Piraneo’s character, professionalism, experience and expertise representing us on Capitol Hill.

Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

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A Report from the Hill

 

Round 5: Chairman Peter King Holds Another House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on Muslim Radicalization

by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations

 

Last Wednesday, I attended Chairman Peter King’s fifth hearing addressing Islamic radicalization in the United States. This particular discussion was entitled: “The American Muslim Response to Hearings on Radicalization within their Community.” The hearing room was filled to capacity. The witnesses were all Muslims or Muslim-Americans and the hearing was designed to take their pulse on the effectiveness of the Committee’s approach to addressing the problem of Islamic radicalization throughout American communities.

To accompany the hearing, Chairman King released a report entitled, “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans: The Committee on Homeland Security’s Investigation of the Continuing Threat.” Click HERE to read the report in its entirety.

In 2010, prior to the start of the 112th Congress, Congressman King promised that if he were to serve as Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, he would place a top priority on understanding and addressing the threat of Muslim radicalization within our nation. The Chairman has proven true to his word – but it hasn’t been an easy road for him.

As Congressman King noted in his opening remarks, from the moment he announced the hearings, he was “attacked by politically correct special interests and their unthinking allies in the media…” He noted that more than 1000 protestors came out in the rain to rally against him in Times Square, just days before the first hearing. Even so, Chairman King stayed the course. Why? Because as he put it, “the necessity of these hearings was obvious – and there should have been bipartisan support.” See Chairman King’s full opening statement HERE.

Unfortunately, after almost two years of his Chairmanship, that bipartisan support has yet to materialize. This is disappointing to say the least. As Brigitte Gabriel likes to say, “the threat of radical Islam to our national security is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue, it’s an American issue.”

The witnesses for this particular hearing were all of the Muslim faith:

 

§  Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, MD, President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, who spoke about the importance of the separation of Mosque and State and noted that “ten years after 9/11 our heroes at the Department of Homeland Security remain occupied predominantly with a highly sophisticated whack-a-mole program…” See HERE for Dr. Jasser’s full testimony.

 

§  Ms. Asra Nomani speaking as a “Private Citizen,” though she was a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and a journalist who reported on extremism for the last decade for publications such as the Daily Beast, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and Washingtonian magazine. She titled her statement, “Toward an Islam of Grace: Owning Up Instead of Being Wound Collectors.” Ms. Nomani told the Committee that “inside much of our Muslim communities, we have departed from our very clear sense of holding ourselves accountable…we are very much a culture of denial, fixated on perceived wounds.” See HERE for Ms. Nomani’s full testimony.

 

§  Dr. Qanta A. A. Ahmed, a British citizen and Permanent Resident in the United States, currently working with the World Trade Center First Responder patient population in New York. Dr. Ahmed’s fellowship at the University of Cambridge in England was on the “psychological manipulation of Islam into the service of terror.” She spoke of how her family not only has supported Chairman King’s hearings on radicalization, but has welcomed them, even though they “remain aware of the risks” that her participation as a witness “can pose to me in my everyday life.” See HERE for Dr. Ahmed’s full testimony.

 

§  Ms. Faiza Patel, Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Ms. Patel expressed her opposition to the Chairman’s hearing topic as she felt they did not “rest on a firm factual basis.” She elaborated that the hearings “proceed from a premise – which is contrary to empirical evidence – that ‘radicalization’ is prevalent among American Muslims and poses an existential threat to our country. Moreover, they adopt a view of ‘radicalization’ that treats religious belief as a precursor to terrorism.” See HERE for Ms. Patel’s full statement.

 

 

Yesterday’s hearing presented yet another wonderful opportunity to understand and address the threat of radical Islam within our nation – this time spoken by those of the Muslim faith. Unfortunately, some members of the Committee used this as an opportunity to sidetrack the discussion, frequently in a way that was rude and disrespectful to the witnesses.

For example, the Committee’s Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS), asked witness Dr. Qanta Ahmed if she was a U.S. citizen. When she replied that she was not, he insinuated that because she didn’t have “any kind of security clearance or anything” she wasn’t qualified to speak on the issue. Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA) responded that he was “kind of bewildered, frankly, by some of the questions and comments by my colleagues – that somehow your testimony isn’t valid because you don’t have a security clearance.” He continued, “The longer I’m here, I guess, the less I’m surprised by what I hear at times.” I think he spoke for many Americans that were watching the hearing from back home.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-CA) belittled some of the panel’s Muslim witnesses by saying, “This Committee – we’re not a talk show, this isn’t Oprah, this isn’t entertainment, this isn’t radio. This is the United States Congress. I would just ask that in the future, if we are going to have a U.S. Congressional hearing…I believe that at least some of the panelists should be people who have the authority, who receive the regular information to give us the most accurate and helpful information as possible.” I found it amazing that after almost 6 years serving her constituents in California’s 37th congressional district, Congresswoman Richardson apparently believes hearing from a regular U.S. citizen was beneath her and her colleagues.

As a final detailed example, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) reminded those in the committee room of the Japanese internment camps, warning the Muslim witnesses who supported examining the Muslim religion when attempting to understand the Islamist threat, “be careful what you wish for. Our nation has a history that we don’t like to connect often times, but be careful what you wish for in America.”

I was impressed with Dr. Ahmed’s response to Congresswoman Clarke: “Having these hearings is not going to lead to the internment of Muslim-Americans. It is exactly the lack of that kind of nuance which I draw to your attention respectfully, madam, that can damage the outcome of what is something that can be so positive. It’s the lack of nuance in our academic community, our politics and our media that’s missing.”

You can see for yourself how the different committee members handled themselves by viewing the archived video of the entire hearing HERE. If you missed today’s hearing (and especially if one of your Representatives sits on the Committee), I encourage you to watch it in its entirety so you can be informed about how your legislators are addressing the issue of Islamic radicalization.

We are approaching the final months of the 112th Congress, and a very important election cycle is upon us. I don’t know if Chairman King plans to hold any more hearings on Islamic radicalization during this term. What I do know, however, is that we should be tremendously thankful to him for his efforts to increase the visibility, and maintain the discussion, of the Islamist threat in America — and for his unrelenting work to protect our nation by finding a solution to that threat. That is one reason he will be awarded the 2012 National Security Eagle Award (our top honor) at our National Conference in Washington, DC next week.

As the Chairman stated during yesterday’s discussion, “to somehow deny that there is any correlation between certain people of the Muslim faith and the greatest terrorist threat facing this country today just defies credulity…it just does not add up at all.”

ACT! for America’s 235,000 grassroots members thank you, Chairman King, for all that you do on behalf of our national security.

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MSA Misleads – Professor Eisenstein Litigates


John R. Houk

© May 30, 2012

 

Associated Professor Maurice Eisenstein of the Political Science department at Purdue University noticed that a group of radical Muslims from Nigeria calling themselves Boko Haram (Warning: Link that tells what Radical Islamic Boko Haram is has a video showing just how evil these Muslims are by ritually beheading a Christian Nigerian) slaughtered some fellow Nigerians merely because they were Christians. Eisenstein objected to murder in the name of Islam as taught to do to non-Muslims by Islam’s founder Mohammed. Eisenstein objected in the public forum of Facebook.

 

A Muslim gal at Purdue commented on Eisenstein’s Facebook page that she was the equivalent of disgusted for insulting Mo the prophet. Evidently because the Muslim gal has tons of Muslim friends on Facebook, Eisenstein’s excellent though not politically correct call went viral among Muslim students at Purdue. And surprise-surprise, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) organized a fire Eisenstein movement on the Purdue campus. Here is a snapshot of the Facebook entry made by Eisenstein courtesy of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

 

Eisenstein Facebook Snapshot (Full Size)

Maurice Eisensten Facebook Controversy

 

In a FrontPageMag.com interview between Eisenstein and Jamie Glazov, Eisenstein said this:

 

“The entire attack on my free speech began over a post I made to Facebook in November 2011.  I posted a picture with a storyline about an Islamist Muslim group (Boko Haram) killing Christians in Nigeria.  I asked: Where were the moderate Muslims? They must be listening to that idiot Mohammad.

 

From this, one of my PUC colleagues, a Muslim, told me (on Facebook) that she believed my statement about Mohammad was beyond despicable.  Once she responded to me, then several of her students were able come to my Facebook page to tell me that they also believed that I was out-of-bounds for denigrating Mohammad.  Their essential issue was that I was offending Mohammed and Islam.  In the wake of that incident, the Muslim Student Association became involved and they did a press release saying that no prophet (Jesus, Moses, Mohammad — their argument not mine) should be insulted because offending a religion was not an acceptable use of freedom of speech.

 

Basically, this whole ordeal started because I insulted Mohammad.  I did insult Mohammad.  I may not have been nice about it, I may have been provocative about it, but quite frankly, I think killing Christians because they are Christian and not Muslim is much more insulting than calling Mohammad an idiot.

 

From this incident, there emerged an active campaign from the Muslim faculty and students, the Muslim Student Association (acting, as it claimed, on behalf of all Muslims), and their leftist supporters, active collusion to get the University to fire me for offending them.  Because the University could not fire me for Facebook comments, the faculty, students, and the MSA decided that it would then say that I was harassing and discriminating against students in my classroom.  Toward that end, audio tapes of one of my courses from Spring 2011 were then posted on YouTube. It was an Introduction to Judaism course, which I taught from a pro-Jewish and pro-Israel perspective.  Two of the books I used in the course were: Why the Jews? by Praeger and Telushkin as well as The Israel Test by George Gilder.  Anyway, I am very provocative and blunt — I like challenging students, particularly since most of what is taught on campus (irrespective of the discipline) comes from a center left perspective.

 

Now, there are over 40 to 45 hours of lectures from that class.  Out of those 40 to 45 hours, about 16 minutes were posted on YouTube and, of course, these 16 minutes were selectively edited so that I was portrayed in the worst possible light and without context.  Then, based on these tapes, in conjunction with my Facebook comments, 9 separate harassment and discrimination complaints were filed against me.” (Read Entire Interview)

 

Eventually the Muslim Student Association is a direct offshoot of the Salafist/Radical Muslim group known as the Muslim Brotherhood. That means the MSA as does the Muslim Brotherhood believes that Christians that refuse to submit to Islamic Supremacism must die. Since MSA is an American group, they will not come outright and say the Mohammed principle of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) must choose between converting to Islam, submitting to the authority of the rules of Sharia-Dhimmitude or die. That would be a public relations disaster for them in America. So the MSA as do many Muslim-American groups that have roots in the Muslim Brotherhood or Saudi Wahhabism obfuscate their beliefs in America to produce the view that Islam is just another religion deserving Religious Freedom.

 

ACT for America is exposing the nefarious nature of the MSA in sharing about Eisenstein’s effort to sue Purdue for infringing on his Free Speech rights because Purdue considered the possibility of punishment for Eisenstein writing the obvious truth on his Facebook page.

 

The ACT for America email alert begins with harassment Eisenstein received then finishes the email with a Fox News report.

 

JRH 5/30/12

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Maurice Eisenstein

Professor files free speech lawsuit

 

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When should free speech be limited?

According to the Muslim Students Association (MSA), apparently when it hears speech it deems “anti-Muslim.”

According to the Fox News story below (highlights added), a Purdue University professor who made comments on his Facebook page about Muslims was investigated after complaints by the MSA and other faculty.

The professor then filed a lawsuit alleging the investigation violated his free speech rights.

One of the faculty members expressed concern for the Saudi students on campus. She went so far as to argue that the “anti-Muslim” comments were comparable to yelling fire in a crowded theater. The implication is that the comments put Muslim students in danger and should be prohibited.

Someone needs to remind this professor who complained that we’re not living in Saudi Arabia, where speech deemed offensive to Muslims is prohibited and can put a non-Muslim in serious jeopardy. We still have free speech protections here, whether that speech is offensive to Muslims, Jews or Christians.

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Professor sues Purdue after probe of his anti-Muslim Facebook comments

 

By Mike Jaccarino

FoxNews.com

 

Purdue University Professor Maurice Eisenstein says the school’s investigation – which cleared him – still violated his free speech rights.

A Purdue University professor has filed a freedom of speech suit against his school and five co-workers after getting in hot water for inflammatory statements about Muslims on his Facebook page.

Tenured political science professor Maurice Eisenstein was cleared by a university investigation into his Facebook comments, which included a reference to “the idiot Mohammad [sic}, may his name be cursed.” But Eisenstein claims the investigation nonetheless damaged his reputation and disputes a finding that he retaliated against other faculty members.

“I was trying to be challenging as a professor, and do what I was trained to do,” Eistenstein, who joined the school’s faculty in 1993, told FoxNews.com.

The flap unfolded late last year, when Eisenstein posted a photo of the aftermath of a massacre of Nigerian Christians, purportedly carried out by African Muslims, on his Facebook page.

“Where are the ‘moderate’ Muslims’ reaction to this? Oh, I forgot they are still looking at the earth as flat …,” Eisenstein wrote above the post.

Other members of the faculty, as well as members of the Muslim Student Association, learned of the comments and went to school officials. Eisenstein maintained that the post was on his personal page and in no way reflected on the school. History professor Miriam Joyce, who later filed a harassment complaint against Eisenstein, told FoxNews.com the comments could alienate students.

“We have Saudi students,” Joyce said. “We have other Muslim students. This is wrong. It creates an unpleasant and unwelcoming atmosphere. “I’m concerned that Muslim students and their parents will get the wrong idea about my school.”

The Muslim Student Association could not be reached for comment.

The school’s investigation, led by Chancelor Thomas Keon, cleared Eisenstein in January of violating the college’s free-speech and anti-harassment rules. However, he received a written reprimand for allegedly retaliating against Joyce, as well as a second professor, Saul Lerner.

Eisenstein denied retaliating or harassing his colleagues, but acknowledged a bitter e-mail exchange with Lerner and denies making a callous reference to Joyce’s son, a former hedge fund manager who committed suicide.

Eisenstein said his freedom-of-speech suit is the result of the university’s investigation into his comments about Muslims – even though the probe ostensibly cleared him.

“When you investigate free speech, you chill free speech,” Eisenstein said. “How am I supposed to do my job without free speech. I’ve changed. Every time I go into a classroom, I look around and wonder who will complain about what I say.”

Eisenstein enlisted the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in bringing his suit against the Big Ten school.

“This is not the first time and it won’t be the last time we will see a university punish a student or professor for constitutionally protected speech on Facebook,” said FIRE President Greg Lukianoff. “Professors at public universities should not have to go to court to defend their free speech rights.”

Joyce said freedom of speech shouldn’t permit a professor at a public school to gratuitously denigrate the beliefs of others, including students at the school.

“I’m all for free speech. I want it for me and I want it for everyone else, but there’s got to be some judgment used,” Joyce said. “You don’t cry fire if there isn’t a fire and then say it was protected by free speech.

“I’m a [history] teacher,” she added. “I’d rather be dealing with Bahrain than Eisenstein, anyway.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/18/professor-sues-purdue-after-probe-his-anti-muslim-facebook-comments/#ixzz1vp6PUbyS

 

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MSA Misleads – Professor Eisenstein Litigates

John R. Houk

© May 30, 2012

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Professor sues Purdue after probe of his anti-Muslim Facebook comments

 

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.

CAIR-MI Shuts Down Free Speech


CAIR-Hamas logo

John R. Houk

© May 4, 2012

 

Could you imagine a public event extolling the United States Constitution being shut down because a particular minority religion is offended by the fundamental rights inherent in the Constitution?

 

That is what happened in Allegan, MI. The Executive Director for Council on American-Islamic Relations – Michigan (CAIR-MI) complained about a group promoting American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) in a Public School led to the intimidation of school officials. The school had entered into a legal contract for the event to take place. The notified the Allegan Police Department about the intimidating letter from CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. The Allegan Police then took it upon themselves to make up a conspiracy that threatened one of the key speakers with violence. After which the police shut down the event already in progress.

 

Here is the thing. There was no threat of physical violence. There was only the letter from Dawud Walid from an organization dubiously noted to be litigious to get their way by costing the other side tons of money.

 

It can’t proven (yet), but there is the appearance that law enforcement in Michigan in general has done its fair share of looking the other way concerning Radical Islamic activities. For example CAIR was named as an unindicted co-defendant in the Holy Land Foundation trial that led to convictions for funneling money to the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas.

 

The Allegan police’s solution to a physical threat – which was non-existent – was to shut down the event rather than to protect FREE SPEECH guaranteed by the Constitution’s First Amendment because a terrorist linked organization like CAIR complained about a group that was rallying support to defend the Constitution from foreign law being an influence in Michigan State Courts.

 

Well for once CAIR is on the other end of a lawsuit. The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) is representing the group’s sponsor in suing CAIR, the school and the Allegan Police Department.

 

GO TMLC!

 

Below is the ACT for America email that alerted me to this squelching of Free Speech at the behest of a Radical Islamic organization in America. The email begins with a promotional for the ACT for America National Convention which I am including being the fan of ACT that I am. The important information though is after the promotion of a news alert sent by TMLC that has greater detail than I just attempted to relay.

 

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Lawsuit filed against CAIR-Michigan

 

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Last week the Thomas More Law Center, a powerful force for good against the threat of radical Islam, announced it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against CAIR-Michigan and others. According to a Thomas More Law Center news release (see below, highlights added), an event promoting “American Laws for American Courts” (ALAC) legislation was shut down after complaints by CAIR-Michigan:

 

ANN ARBOR, MI – In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly.

Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down.

 

This assault on free speech is shocking. One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit is Beth Griffin, an energetic, hard-working long-time ACT! for America chapter leader. (To illustrate, Beth was active in the successful effort to stop Obama administration plans to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to Standish, Michigan).

People sometimes ask us, “if I already know a lot about radical Islam, should I still attend the ACT! for America National Conference?”

 

·         If you want to meet people like Beth Griffin and find out what makes them successful…

 

·         If you want to find out more about issues like UN Resolution 16/18, and what Members of Congress plan on doing about it…

 

·         If you want to see what we’re doing behind the scenes to win passage of ALAC legislation, and why it’s so important…

 

·         If you want to be encouraged by stories of what others are doing to make a difference in this fight against radical Islam…

 

·         If you want to just have some fun with like-minded patriots…

 

 

…then the answer to that question is YES!

LOG ON HERE to register or find out more about the conference. The conference starts in just 54 days, and if you want to ensure you’ll get a hotel room at the heavily discounted conference rate, you need to reserve your room by June 1. Call 800.843.6664 or reserve your hotel room online HERE.

Still trying to decide? Here’s a 57 second video message one of last year’s attendees just emailed to us. We hear a lot of concerns from people that America’s young people aren’t waking up to this threat. Well, here’s one of our future leaders!!

 

VIDEO: National Conference Testimonial

 

 

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THOMAS MORE LAW CENTER
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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:      April 30, 2012
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Irony—Police Shut-down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution. Thomas More Law Center Files Lawsuit against Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI); Allegan Officials

ANN ARBOR, MI – In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly.

Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract. CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U. S. history, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation.

As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR- MI), its Executive Director, the City of Allegan, the Allegan Police Department and the School District were named as defendants in a thirty-four page civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, this morning. The claims included constitutional and contract violations. [Click here for copy of federal complaint]

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center commented, “It’s amazing how much clout CAIR has with the political establishment of both parties in Lansing and throughout Michigan and the nation. This, despite the fact that CAIR has its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood, was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, and the FBI’s former chief of counterterrorism, noted that CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.”

Continued Thompson, “Press accounts make it clear that an indictment naming CAIR as a defendant in the Holy Land Foundation trial was squelched by Attorney General Holder’s office despite vehement objections by FBI agents and the federal prosecutors in Dallas.”

The TMLC federal lawsuit was brought on behalf of State Representative David Agema; a chapter leader of ACT! for America, Elizabeth Griffin; Allegan County Commissioner, Willis Sage; and Mark Gurley, one of the event sponsors.

The event in question, entitled, “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act” took place on January 26, 2012 at an Allegan High School auditorium which had been rented by Willis Sage.

The purpose of the event was to inform the public about the importance of honoring the United States Constitution, to recognize the internal threat to America posed by radical Muslims and the dangers to our free society caused by the imposition of Sharia law.

At first the Allegan police chief police indicated he shut down the event because of threats to one of the speakers, Kamal Saleem; however, shortly thereafter, the chief admitted to a reporter that there was no specific threat to the event and no real danger at all. In fact, no specific threats of violence relating to the event were received by the City of Allegan, its police department, the Allegan Public School District or Allegan Public High School.

Police gave as their reason, the appearance of one of the featured speakers, Kamal Saleem, a former Muslim terrorist who converted to Christianity. Saleem has spoken at numerous high schools and universities, Christian churches and Jewish temples across the nation. He has also spoken at the U. S. Air Force Academy, Michigan’s State Capital, and Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. At no time before the Allegan event or afterwards has an event where he has spoken been shut down by law enforcement.

Sage notified the Allegan police chief ten days before the event and invited him to check out the background of Saleem, which he never did.

Erin Mersino is the TMLC attorney handling the case.

More on Plaintiffs

State Representative David Agema is an elected State Representative for the 74th District serving in Michigan’s House of Representatives. He is a sponsor of HB 4769 entitled “Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act” (based on the American Laws for American Courts Model Act), which bans the use of foreign laws including Sharia law, by courts and administrative bodies of the State, when those laws conflict with fundamental rights protected by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan. Defendant Walid, is an outspoken opponent of HB 4769.

Elizabeth Griffin is a chapter leader for the organization, ACT! for America, a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to give Americans concerned about national security, terrorism, and the threat of radical Islam, a powerful, organized, informed and mobilized voice. Griffin promotes the “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act”, which would require Michigan public schools to teach the history and Constitution of the United States. Griffin also guides and mentors chapter leaders for various chapters of the ACT! for America organization, as well as educates concerned Americans about the threat of Islamic Sharia law to our system of law in the United States.

Willis Sage is a County Commissioner for the County of Allegan, Michigan. Sage is the author of the “Constituting Michigan – Founding Principles Act,” which would require Michigan public schools to teach the history and constitution of the United States. He organized the event and rented the room at Allegan High School where the free speech event was held.

Plaintiff Mark Gurley was a sponsor of the event and paid for the airfare of Kamal Saleem. He is also an advocate of HB 4769, “Restriction of Application of Foreign Laws Act” (based on the American Laws for American Courts Model Act), sponsored by Plaintiff Agema.

Defendants’ pretextual claim that the free speech event needed to be shut-down for safety reasons subverts the true cause for halting the free speech event: complying with the demands of CAIR.
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CAIR-MI Shuts Down Free Speech

John R. Houk

© May 4, 2012

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Lawsuit filed against CAIR-Michigan

 

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.

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Irony—Police Shut-down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution. Thomas More Law Center Files Lawsuit against Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI); Allegan Officials

 

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ISNA and the FBI


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God bless ACT for America! ACT is keeping an eye on Muslim Brotherhood front groups like ISNA that has used victimhood to dhimmify the FBI into rewriting their counterterrorism manual.

 

In an ACT email I received on April 24 an alert is provided on the pressure this Radical Islamic Muslim-American organization is utilizing on the FBI that in essence gives freer reign of the Radical Islamic agenda to proceed in America.

 

The alert update includes a video interview with Rep. Allen West followed by an ISNA article that portrays them as defending Islam from the victimization from the FBI.

 

JRH 4/25/12

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ISNA and the FBI

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Stop FBI CT Training Changes

 

From ACT for America

Sent: Apr 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM

 

Why are we so concerned about what appear to be hundreds of pages of revisions to FBI counterterrorism training materials?

Among many reasons, here’s one.

As ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) reported on February 14th, (see ISNA’s release below), the organization met with top leadership of the FBI to discuss concerns about the training materials.

Who is ISNA?

 

·         It’s connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, it is the first organization listed in the back of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “explanatory memorandum” which calls for a “civilization jihad” against America.

 

·         It was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.

 

·         It condemned the post 9/11 seizure of Hamas assets by our government. Hamas is a designated terrorist organization.

 

We could provide you a lot more information, but you get the point. As we point out in a DVD entitled “Unmasking the Enemy Among Us,” the Muslim Brotherhood and its front organizations such as ISNA are experts at information warfare. (This DVD is available on our Donate page.)

Now ISNA is advising the FBI on what should be in our counterterrorism training materials! In fact, scroll to the end of ISNA’s release and you’ll see it calls this is a “first step.”

If you have not yet signed our open letter to congressional chairmen asking them to investigate what the FBI is doing, PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TODAY.

Immediately below is a two minute interview with Rep. Allen West on the issue of the FBI training materials. Rep. West will be the keynote speaker at this year’s National Conference & Legislative Briefing.

 

VIDEO: Allen West: political correctness affecting security

 

 

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Rep. West questions the wisdom of handcuffing the FBI with political correctness as the Obama administration removes 850 pages from the FBI training manual for being “insensitive” to Muslims.

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ISNA & Nat. Orgs. Meet with FBI Dir. to Discuss Biased FBI Training Materials

http://www.isna.net/articles/News/ISNA–Nat-Orgs-Meet-with-FBI-Dir-to-Discuss-Biased-FBI-Training-Materials.aspx

 

(Feb 14, 2012) In a continuing effort to address concerns related to inflammatory training material, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently met with community and interfaith organizations to provide an update on steps taken by the agency to rectify the matter. On Wednesday, February 8, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Arab American Institute (AAI), Interfaith Alliance, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Muflehun, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), and the Shoulder-to-Shoulder campaign had an opportunity to discuss the matter with the Public Affairs Office of the FBI. Director Robert Mueller joined the meeting to discuss these matters with the representatives from the organizations.

The conversation with Director Mueller centered on material used by the agency that depicts falsehoods and negative connotations of the Muslim American community. The use of the material was first uncovered by Wired Magazine in an article published on September 14, 2011. Director Mueller informed the participants that the FBI took the review of the training material very seriously, and he pursued the matter with urgency to ensure that this does not occur again in the future.

ISNA President Imam Magid stated, “The discovery of FBI training materials that discriminated against Muslims did damage to the trust that was built between dedicated FBI officials and American Muslim community. We welcome and appreciate Director Mueller’s commitment to take positive steps toward eradicating such materials and rebuilding trust and an open dialogue.”

The Director also informed participants that to date, nearly all related FBI training materials, including more than 160,000 pages of documents, were reviewed by subject matter experts multiple times. Consequently, more than 700 documents and 300 presentations of material have been deemed unusable by the Bureau and pulled from the training curriculum. Material was pulled from the curriculum if even one component was deemed to 1) include factual errors, 2) be in poor taste, 3) be stereotypical, or 4) lack precision.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to share with Director Mueller other matters of concern to community members. Issues related to privacy, including the surveillance of mosques, were discussed. It was clear to all meeting participants that the issue of trust between community members and the FBI needs to be taken seriously by all of our nation’s decision-makers. It was also evident that the Bureau must strengthen its efforts to build trust. The Director has testified before Congress about the invaluable contribution that the Muslim community makes to our nation’s security, noting a recent bomb plot in Tampa, FL that was foiled thanks to a joint effort by the FBI and the local Muslim community.

The changes proposed by the FBI to the training modules are a welcomed first step in ensuring that such a mistake does not occur again in the future. The group asked the FBI Director to issue a formal statement on this matter acknowledging the negative impact of these training materials on the Muslim community. Representatives from the community and interfaith organizations also stressed the importance of transparency by the Bureau in dealing with these matters, and suggested that a committee of community leaders and experts be assembled to review training material issued by the FBI. Meeting participants requested that the training process be open and transparent moving forward, and requested future meetings with Director Mueller to continue the conversation.

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URGENT – STOP CHANGES TO FBI COUNTERTERRORISM MATERIALS!!!


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We all know that when President Barack Hussein Obama took Office in January 2009 that he began to dhimmify American government by removing references to the violence that is inherent in the dark side of Islam. Thus Federal government referencing of Radical Islam, Islamic terrorism or the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) were reduced by Big Brother speak something like standard felonious crime of the usual suspects, Enemy Combatants and more.

 

It seems it has taken about three years for the Obama-Islam mentality to filter into the FBI for it seems the nation’s premier law enforcement agency is filtering words that are deemed insulting to Islam when dealing with Muslims.

 

ACT for America has picked up on the new FBI agenda undoubtedly influenced by the Obama Administration. ACT for America wants to make your Congressman and Senator aware of forcing politics rather than the appropriate use of Counterterrorism that would focus on the largest group of terrorists currently functioning within the USA; i.e. the political side of Islam. In Islam the political nature is as important as the religious nature; indeed one can almost say they are interchangeable.

 

JRH 4/19/12

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URGENT – STOP CHANGES TO FBI COUNTERTERRORISM MATERIALS!!!

 

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Help us STOP proposed changes to FBI counterterrorism training materials!!!

 

URGENT action needed! Add your name to open letter to Congress TODAY!!!

 

According to a recent CQ article (see below, highlights added), FBI leadership is moving forward with a plan that could purge from its counterterrorism training materials “references to Muslims…that it deemed offensive.” As we all know, groups like CAIR want EVERY reference to radical Islam removed because they deem ANY terrorism reference to Islam “offensive.”

We have learned that this potential capitulation by the FBI leadership to politically-correct special interest pressure has some Members of Congress concerned—and they should be.

So are we. And so should you.

With annual congressional hearings addressing the FBI just around the corner, we need to take action NOW to make sure the appropriate congressional committees are aware that there is opposition to these proposed changes from the folks back home. As you know, it’s almost impossible to get Congress to take action on something unless they feel some “heat” from their constituents.

This is why it’s critical we make our voices heard on this important issue NOW! And it’s essential that we speak out loud and strong!

The first step in addressing this issue is an open letter to the chairmen of the appropriate House and Senate committees. Some of these committees are scheduled to hold hearings on the FBI very soon. THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS that making changes to counterterrorism training manuals without any congressional input, to appease political correctness, is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE, because doing so WILL MAKE US LESS SAFE!!!!

 

Please add your name to this open letter and forward it to everyone you know. Please don’t delay. We only have a few weeks to mobilize opposition to these foolish, ill-advised proposed changes before the U.S. Congress discusses issues related to the FBI. We need to be sure that when they do, our federal legislators have the benefit of knowing that many Americans are opposed to these changes.

The Obama administration has already purged all references to radical Islam and jihad from its national strategic threat assessments. We can’t let this happen at the FBI as well. FBI agents in the field need to have training materials that accurately define the threat—for their safety and for ours.

We CAN stop these changes from happening, IF WE ACT.

So please, take action TODAY. It will only take a few moments of your time, but it will have a tremendous impact. Add your name to our open letter to congressional committee chairmen and forward this message to everyone you know!


Afternoon Take: FBI to Change Counterterrorism Training Policies

By Chad Brand, CQ Staff

The FBI is reportedly amending its training materials to eliminate references to Muslims and Arab-Americas that it deemed offensive, a change at least one high-ranking Democratic senator has championed.

The bureau recently notified Congress that it removed the references it deemed offensive, along with language saying that agents had the ability to suspend the law and impinge on the freedoms of others in the course of investigations, the New York Times reported. The story noted that Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., wrote to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, earlier this week about the training material.

Durbin’s letter raised concerns that an internal review of its training materials by the bureau uncovered evidence of instructions for agents to make assumptions about Islam, Muslims and Arab Americans based on crude stereotypes, including language such as “Islam is a highly violent religion,” and “mainstream American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers.”

Durbin asked the FBI make the training materials public and hold accountable the individuals responsible for the language deemed offensive.

Rep. Trent Franks, one of a group of House Republicans that has questioned whether the Obama administration’s review of its counterterrorism training policies put politics over security, said he was unhappy with what he called the FBI’s lack of communication with Congress about its training manual reviews. The Arizona Republican said he wants details about who advised the FBI during the process.

“The FBI must not permit outside parties to censor the true or critical material from FBI training curricula just because someone feels it to be politically incorrect,” he told CQ. “We want to know who these outside reviewing parties are, what their affiliations are, and whether they are being permitted in some instances to overrule the judgment of seasoned FBI trainers.”

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