Dem Candidates Sanders, Castro to Speak at Radical Islamist Convention


I’ve always been mystified on how cordial Leftists are toward Islam, especially openly radicalized Islam that leads so often to Islamic terrorism. NOW I find out this Leftist/Islamist romance is being validated by Dem Party candidates for President and even included a Left-Wing Trump hater at a conference supported by American Muslims connected to the Muslim Brotherhood which is the parent Islamic terrorists such as Hamas. These Left-Wing nuts are oblivious to the fact if Islam ever gained political power in the USA, these Leftists would top the Islamic Jihad extermination list of non-submissive God-hating Leftist kafir.

If a kafir escapes extermination in a Muslim ruled nation (or area), read or watch the oppression of a kafir living as a Dhimmi:

 

 

 

 

 

The Clarion Project has the info.

 

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Dem Candidates Sanders, Castro to Speak at Radical Islamist Convention

 

Democrat candidate for president Bernie Sanders campaigns in Pasadena, California (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

 

By Ryan Mauro

August 6, 2019

Clarion Project

 

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro have agreed to speak at the convention of a radical Islamist group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and hostility towards progressive Muslims and values.

 

Sanders and Castro will participate in a “presidential forum” held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) during its convention in Houston August 31, 2019.

 

ISNA says it is inviting other Democratic presidential candidates and President Donald Trump to address its audience.

 

The U.S. Justice Department lists ISNA as an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical and often violent arm of the Islamist global political project. The Brotherhood’s goal is a worldwide caliphate with all of humanity living under sharia law.

 

The Trump administration announced three months ago that it was considering designating the Brotherhood as a domestic terrorist organization.

 

As we reported in June, Trevor Noah, the progressive host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, is also slated to speak at the ISNA convention.

 

He, like Sanders and Castro, is apparently unaware of—or is unconcerned with—ISNA’s radical ideology, including expelling Muslims for Progressive Values, a pro-LGBT group, from its conference in 2017 or the fact one of ISNA’s past presidents endorsed the execution of homosexuals by sharia-based governments.

 

By speaking at the event, Noah, Sanders and Castro are helping ISNA appear as moderate leaders of the Muslim-American community (not to mention helping ISNA raise money through ticket sales).

 

The presidential forum is also being hosted by Emgage Foundation and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a group that has an inflammatory and Islamist-friendly history but has taken a stronger public stance against the Islamist ideology in recent years.

 

ISNA was designated as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history – that of the Holy Land Foundation, an entity founded by the Muslim Brotherhood to finance Hamas (the Brotherhood’s Palestinian wing).

 

It was during this trial that the Justice Department explicitly listed ISNA as an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s American network. This determination was supported by large quantities of publicly available evidence and internal Brotherhood documents.

 

The Holy Land Foundation actually operated from within ISNA, with money for Hamas passing from ISNA accounts to the Holy Land Foundation for distribution to the terrorist group.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis upheld the designation of ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator in 2009, citing “ample” evidence linking ISNA to the Hamas/Brotherhood operation.

 

The current president of ISNA, Sayyid Syeed, was one of ISNA’s founders when it was established by the Brotherhood. ISNA was listed in a 1991 Brotherhood memo, which described their “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”

 

Syeed was filmed in 2006 saying, “Our job is to change the constitution of America.”

 

The Fiqh Council of North America, once a part of ISNA but now an official “affiliate” of ISNA, also has radical members and underpinnings.

 

You can read more about the radical makeup of the ISNA-affiliated Fiqh Council here.

 

The website for ISNA’s upcoming convention does not currently list its speakers but, if the past is any indication, it will include known extremists who appear moderate for condemning Al-Qaeda, ISIS and “terrorism” but support other terrorists like Hamas and an assortment of extremism, bigotry and anti-Western conspiracy theories.

 

By speaking at ISNA’s event, it is clear that these top leaders in the progressive movement still have a blind spot when it comes to the Islamist ideology. They usually don’t want to name it, exert no effort to identify it and seem uninterested in taking the time for a simple Google search to vet groups like ISNA.

 

The presence of Trevor Noah, Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro and possibly more Democratic presidential candidates helps ISNA hide behind a moderate veneer and cleverly use its progressive partners to advance its anti-progressive agenda.

 

If Sanders, Castro and Noah are genuine about the need to detoxify our political environment of extremist rhetoric and ideologies as they say they are, they should cancel their appearances at ISNA’s convention.

 

RELATED STORIES

 

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Extremists Headline ISNA 2018 Convention 

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Clarion Project Promotes Terrorist Designation for Antifa


John R. Houk

© July 29, 2019

 

Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy have filed a Resolution to name the Communist organization Antifa a terrorist organization. Only if you are a blind or indifferent Dem if you deny the violence being conducted against Americans Patriots.

 

In my email alert today from the Clarion Project I discovered a petition to support the Cruz/Cassidy Resolution. To be honest the Clarion Project might be making an effort to collect email subscribers; however imagine what the Clarion Project might do if the petition response is immense.

 

I signed it!

 

Below is the cross post of the Clarion Project asking you to support the petition. OR if you are pinched for time, you can go HERE to directly add your name.

 

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By Clarion Project

July 29, 2019

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Antifa members burn an American flag at a protest in Washington, D.C. in August 2019 (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

President Trump tweeted over the weekend that he is considering designating Antifa as a terror organization.

 

 

Sign Our Petition Asking the President to Designate Antifa as a Terror Org by clicking here

 

Trump’s tweet comes on the heels of a resolution proposed on July 19, 2019 Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy to designate Antifa a terrorist group.

 

“Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence,” Cruz said.

 

As noted by the president, Antifa is a radical Leftist group known for using violence to propel their agenda. Most recently, they targeted and attacked conservative journalist Any Ngo — among others — at a demonstration in Portland, Oregon, sending Ngo to the hospital with a brain bleed.

 

The violent group also bashed heads of other conservative demonstrators, including two elderly men who were severely hurt by Antifa members.

 

Antifa has a history of using violence against those who disagree with them. They previously commandeered streets in downtown Portland while the police were given orders to stand down, a decision supported by the mayor. At one point, activists chased down a 74-year old man after protesters pounded on his car and broke a window. A woman in a wheelchair was verbally harassed.

 

At another demonstration, Antifa was even more violent [Blog Editor: The below Clarion quote is from a Tweet removed by Twitter or its author]:

 

Portland Antifa beats an elderly man bloody with a crowbar. As another man attempts to help, he is hit in head with crowbar then sprayed in face with mace.

 

This is #AntifaTerrorists

 

Slowed video down slightly for better visual.

 

Twitter now hiding the hashtag pic.twitter.com/QgbhWTWR8d

 

— Priscilla ♀⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Lucet_Veritas) June 30, 2019

 

Antifa was also responsible for the 2017 violent demonstration and subsequent riots in Berkeley. Its members were reacting to conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos being invited to speak on campus. During the riots, Antifa members smashed the windows of a Marine Corps recruiting office after sucker-punching someone who voiced opposition to them.

 

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Kids Chasing Paradise


Did you know Muslim children all over the world are being taught and trained to kill non-Muslims – ALSO – all over the world? Check out this info from KidsTheMovie.com and the trailer sponsored by the Clarion Project.

 

JRH 2/13/19

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Kids Chasing Paradise

 

Kids is a powerful new documentary film that exposes the radicalization of children by Islamist extremists.

 

FILM SYNOPSIS

 

Childhood is supposed to be a special time in a person’s life. A time to grow and play, to explore and learn about the world. All children deserve a peaceful upbringing and the opportunity to pursue a meaningful life.

 

But today, Islamist states and organizations are systematically indoctrinating the next generation of kids to embrace violence and hatred.

 

These children cannot help but internalize these values and become filled with hate. At worst, they commit acts of terror.

 

This radicalization is also happening at home, in the West. Islamists are using new methods to reach a broader audience and lure Western teenagers to buy into their poisonous ideology.

 

Kids: Chasing Paradise is a powerful new film that takes an unflinching look at the brutal exploitation of youth by extremists worldwide. The documentary features compelling personal stories of children, who are actively influenced by extremists, and their families, and showcases activists and experts who confront this growing global threat.

 

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Why Isn’t the Largest Terror-Funding Case Being Prosecuted?


The Obama DOJ nixed prosecution without credible reason of Islamic terrorist funding by the so-called charity known as the Islamic Relief.

 

No surprise there, BUT what will the Trump Administration and the Trump DOJ do about it?

 

Write the President and your members of Congress (Senate and House) to stir some investigation!

 

The Clarion Project highlights this issue with an interview with Ryan Mauro (about 15 minutes) highlighting potential Islamic Relief criminality.

 

SEE ALSO:

 

Obama Administration Dropped Huge Terror-Funding Case; By Ryan Mauro; Clarion Project; 12/2/18

 

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Threat: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security [in relation to Islamic Relief begins on page 12]; Submitted by Dr. M. ZUHDI JASSER; Oversight.House.gov; 27 pgs.; 7/11/18

 

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Why Isn’t the Largest Terror-Funding Case Being Prosecuted?

 

(Photo: Army University Press)

 

BY CLARION PROJECT

January 2, 2019

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Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst and Director of the Clarion Intelligence Network Ryan Mauro personally worked on a case that would have been the largest terror-funding case in the U.S. The case involved Islamic Relief, one of the world’s largest Islamic “charities.”

 

After his briefing, three government agencies were prepared to go ahead with prosecution, but the Obama administration declined. Find out why in this interview with Mauro below and see if the Trump administration has picked up the ball.

 

VIDEO: Mauro: Obama DOJ Dropped Massive Terror Finance Case I Worked On

 

[Posted by Ryan Mauro

Published on Dec 31, 2018

 

Ryan Mauro, Director of the Clarion Intelligence Network and Shillman Fellow for the Clarion Project, talks to The Daily Caller about how his research into Islamic Relief triggered an investigation by three agencies, resulting in a joint criminal case that was dropped in 2016.

 

Read his full first-hand story here: https://clarionproject.org/terror-funding-case-dropped-by-obama-administration/]

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Clarion Project is a non-profit organization that educates the public about the dangers of radical Islam.

 

Clarion’s award-winning films, seen by more than 125-million people, expose how radical Islamists use terrorism, murder, subjugation of women, indoctrination of children, religious persecution, genocide of minorities, widespread human rights abuses, nuclear proliferation and cultural jihad — to threaten the West.

 

The ClarionProject.org web site delivers news, expert analysis, videos, and unique perspectives about radical Islam, while giving a platform to moderate Muslims and human rights activists to speak out against extremism.

 

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Gov’t Confirms US Jihadi Cult Under Investigation


If you are a Counterjihad reader, you are fully aware of the existence Muslims of America (MOA) on American soil. These guys are Islamic terrorists with their strings being pulled by its leader Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in Pakistan.

 

 

The Clarion Project has discovered that the MOA is under an official government investigation. Here’s what CP knows so far.

 

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Gov’t Confirms US Jihadi Cult Under Investigation

 

By RYAN MAURO 

November 26, 2017

Clarion Project

 

States where Muslims of the Americas enclaves are located (Photo: Fox News)

 

A U.S. government agency confirmed in a letter to the Clarion Project that an investigation into a terror-linked Islamist cult named Muslims of America (MOA) is ongoing. The group is known for its “Islamic villages” in North America, with its “Islamberg” headquarters receiving the most attention.

 

The October 19 letter from the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) states that 10 documents from a previous investigation into MOA must be withheld because “the investigation related to the documents that were referred is still open.”

 

The Justice Department says that releasing the information could interfere with law enforcement proceedings as they concern an “ongoing investigation.”

 

Muslims of America (MOA) used to be known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra when it carried out a series of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from the 1970s to the early 1990s. The group is led by a radical cleric in Pakistan and claims to have 22 “villages” in the U.S., some of which are known to have been used for basic military-type training.

 

FBI documents from 2003 released by Clarion Project earlier this year state that MOA is was linked to al-Qaeda in Pakistan at that time.

 

The Justice Department letter is referring to a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) terrorism and counter-intelligence probe into MOA activity possibly impacting the U.S. military. The Clarion Project has received a series of documents from that investigation dated between 2002 and 2004, and the files confirm that concern about MOA’s extremism is warranted.

 

The documents refer to “Islamberg” in Hancock, New York; “Ahmadabad West” and “Ahmadabad East” in Red House and Meherrin, Virginia; “Islamville” in York County, South Carolina; “Hassanville” in Ontario, Canada; the “village” in Dover, Tennessee and one in the state of Washington. Travel to and from Pakistan, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago is also of concern.

 

The NCIS explicitly states that MOA is the “U.S. name” for Jamaat ul-Fuqra and that there are reports of gunfire, including automatic gunfire, at some of the “compounds.”

 

The documents state that “all locations have individuals who are involved with criminal scams to raise money for MOA/JAF,” including worker’s compensation fraud, insurance fraud, credit card fraud, illegal straw purchases of weapons and conversions of semi-automatic firearms into fully-automatic guns. MOA members send the funds to “Islamberg” in New York and/or Lahore, Pakistan for Sheikh Gilani.

 

MOA members from all compounds also travel to Pakistan for both religious education as well as military-style training and operational experience fighting in the Kashmir region of Pakistan,” the document states.

 

Major Activity in Virginia

 

The declassified NCIS documents show extensive MOA activity in the state of Virginia outside of the two known compounds.

 

The Virginia MOA compounds are suspiciously secretive. The documents recount how the compound in Red House behaved after a hurricane in 2004. They refused to grant access to the property for the local fire department and Virginia Power to fix power lines for several days. There are similar stories from other compounds.

 

At the time of the documents’ writing in 2002-2004, life in MOA’s Virginia compounds was known to be very strict. Two families left the Red House compound after televisions were banned. Multiple MOA-affiliated sources have mentioned this ban to this author as well as Martin Mawyer.

 

The Virginia State Police provided information showing that “the group has expressed an interest in harming a VSP [Virginia State Police] trooper if they pose a threat to MOA members in central Virginia.”

 

Members living at the Red House compound were instructed to buy firearms and ordinance every single month “to enhance the defenses of their compound.”

 

The activity at the compound includes paramilitary training, presumably like that seen in videotaped training of women at “Islamberg” around 2002. The investigatory files state:

 

“Reporting to BATF has noted that MOA, Red House, VA, conducts squad-type training in surrounding woods/swamps and that they have made uncorroborated statements that they would fight any law enforcement encroachment on their compounds by use of defensive force.”

 

Suspected MOA members are reported to travel to the area and cash counterfeited payroll business checks. They then disappear. Members also operate convenience stores in the towns outside of the compounds and were looking to buy more land at the time.

 

Infiltration of Local Police

 

 According to the NCIS documents, the person in charge of the Red House compound’s security was a local Orange City Police Department officer.

 

Seized MOA documents show a concerted effort to infiltrate law enforcement and establish security companies as fronts.

 

Infiltration of U.S. Military Bases

 

“Many” MOA members are alleged to have U.S. military backgrounds, the documents warn.

 

The investigators are especially concerned with MOA infiltration of Naval Air Station LeMoore and Fort Irwin in California by at least two “long-time members of the terrorism-tied Jamaat ul-Fuqra/Muslims of America” group.

 

The files refer to suspected MOA members working as a housing contract officer at LeMoore and as a contract administrator with the acquisitions command at Fort Irwin. Concern is also raised about a MOA-owned cab company that may have access to U.S. bases and services performed by a MOA member who is a contractor for Avaya Communications.

 

At the time the files were authored, at least two “long-time members of the terrorism-tied Jamaat ul-Fuqra/Muslims of America” group were known to have worked as a housing contract officer at LeMoore and as a contract administrator with the acquisitions command at Fort Irwin.

 

The two MOA members were from the group’s 400-acre “Baladullah” compound in Fresno County, California that was abandoned after its leaders were indicted for defrauding the state government of $1.3 million in a massive charter school scam.

 

The money is believed to have been funneled to MOA’s leaders in Pakistan. The compound was “alleged to have support terrorism,” NCIS writes.

 

The NCIS was concerned that the MOA members were using their positions to earn “kickbacks” to fund their organization and its leaders in Pakistan.

 

Conclusion

 

Declassified documents since the NCIS papers show that the concern about MOA is ongoing. For example, when the Clarion Project exposed a MOA enclave in Texas in 2014, the report included FBI documents from 2003-2007 with frightening warnings about the threat posed by MOA’s extremism, terrorist history and international infrastructure.

 

A retired federal source confirmed to Clarion Project in April that he was given urgent national security briefings about MOA after 2009 with an emphasis on the group’s acquirement of weapons and tactical capabilities, including training of women and children.

 

Government documents are only released after they have aged. Those who contend that MOA poses no threat point to a gap in time between an incriminating investigatory file and the time of publication. However, the U.S. government’s private assessments of MOA since the 70’s have been consistent. The most up-to-date evidence from declassified files show that MOA is not the “moderate” group it claims to be.

 

MOA members were subjected to a spate of arrests in New York state this year, as reported by this author and Martin Mawyer based in part on their confidential informants inside the group. One reported MOA associate, Ramadan Abdullah, was apprehended with a weapons stockpile.

 

MOA may also be feeling heat because of its long relationship and public support for Hizbul Mujahideen, a terrorist group in Pakistan and Kashmir. The U.S. State Department designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on August 16, prohibiting any material assistance to the group.

 

For more information about this jihadi cult, visit the Clarion Project’s Fuqra Files website, which is the most comprehensive database for information about MOA/Fuqra available.

 

RELATED STORIES

 

Jamaat ul-Fuqra in US Still Active Threat: Federal Source

 

FUQRA FILES EXCLUSIVE: FBI Links Jihadi Cult to Al-Qaeda

 

FUQRA FILES: Learn More on Would-Be Jihadists in the US

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The Clarion Project (formerly Clarion Fund) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating both policy makers and the public about the growing phenomenon of Islamic extremism. The Clarion Project is committed to working towards safeguarding human rights for all peoples.

 

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Clarion’s award-winning films, seen by more than 85-million people, expose how radical Islamists use terrorism, murder, subjugation of women, indoctrination of children, religious persecution, genocide of minorities, widespread human rights abuses, nuclear proliferation and cultural jihad — to threaten the West.

 

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Islamic Terrorism in Manhattan


By John R. Houk, Editor

© November 1, 2017

 

Yet another Muslim with a legal record enviable for most Americans embraced the original theopolitical ideology taught by Islam’s founder Muhammad.

 

A Muslim Uzbekistan foreign national in the U.S. with a green card rented a Home Depot rig drove it to Manhattan NYC, found a relatively wide bike path that pedestrians also frequented. He drove the truck rapidly through the bike path killing eight and severely injuring many others.

 

The Muslim’s name -Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov.

 

Below is a collection of Clarion Project articles posted on 11/1 and followed by some criticism from Brigitte Gabriel from her appearance on Fox News The Story with Martha McCollum from 10/31.

 

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NYC Terrorist: Lone Wolf … or Not?

 

By MEIRA SVIRSKY 

November 1, 2017 

Clarion Project

 

An ISIS ad encouraging jiahdi attacks on Halloween in France (Photo: ISIS propaganda)

 

ISIS had called on its supporters through social media to carry out attacks on Halloween. For example, in France, a country in which young people recently started celebrating the holiday, an ad appeared the day before Halloween with an image of a machete dripping blood over the Eiffel Tower.

 

The text on the ad (shown above) read: “Enjoy their gathering. Terrorize October 31” and “Get out before it’s too late,” seemingly a message to the French to abandon their country to jihadis.

 

The image was shared on a Twitter account that distributes news about Islamic State (ISIS), jihadi videos and images.

 

ISIS’ own magazine Rumiyah has extensively encouraged its followers to conduct “lone wolf” vehicular attacks, with one issue providing a step-by-step guide on how to procure a heavy truck and perpetrate such an attack.

 

In the guide, ISIS recommended to avoid “off-roaders, SUVs, and four-wheel drive vehicles” because they “lack the necessary attributes required for causing a blood bath.”

 

“Smaller vehicles lack the weight and wheel span required for crushing many victims,” the article stated, while double-wheeled trucks “[give] victims less of a chance to escape being crushed by the vehicle’s tires.”

 

While attacks such as the one in New York may have carried out by one person, calling such attack the work of a “lone wolf” is deceiving.

 

ISIS has built a sophisticated network that allows such individuals to be encouraged, tutored and ideologically supported every step of their twisted journey from the inception of the idea to the execution of a terrorist attack.

 

Social media is not localized. It is a powerful tool that has aided the Islamic State, without which a huge percentage of their successful recruitment of volunteers would most likely not have happened.

 

Young people who have grown up in the age of the internet are comfortable participating in virtual reality. Thus, online connections — through encrypted messaging, “inspirational” videos and even “personal” contact through video chatting — is as good as the real thing.

 

To call any terrorist in our day a “lone wolf” is a misnomer – and a dangerous one, as it takes the attention off finding and shutting down the trail of responsibility and focusing solely on the individual.

 

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

 

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NYC Aftermath: To Stop Terrorism, Destroy the Ideology

 

BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND

November 1, 2017

Clarion Project

 

Aftermath of the truck attack which killed eight in Manhattan on Tuesday October 31, 2017 (Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York was carried out by a 29-year-old man who rented a Home Depot truck and drove it onto a bike path. Such forms of attack are extremely simple to carry out. They need no planning, no coordination with a central organization and are not difficult to obtain equipment.

 

They are therefore impossible to completely stop with security measures alone.

 

Counter-extremism organization the Quilliam Foundation said of the attack:

 

“This unfortunate incident once again highlights the importance of focusing resources on deradicalization work and implementing a better strategy to prevent extremism, as incidents of this nature are extremely difficult, if not impossible, for security services to predict and stop.”

 

New York is not unguarded. Entering the United States requires extensive security checks. Immigration from countries like Uzbekistan (the nationality of the terrorist) is complex and requires background checks.

 

Not only that, but once an attack is underway there are armed police everywhere. In this case, the terrorist was shot very promptly at the scene by a nearby uniformed officer.

 

The FBI and CIA carry out extensive surveillance operations around the world. They monitor correspondence, tap phone conversations and pay informants. They have spies inside foreign governments and inside terrorist organizations. They have reconnaissance satellites in space.

 

America’s security services work tirelessly to protect the country from every conceivable foe, and most of the time they succeed. The United States government spends over $16 billion annually to counter terrorism. They can even use drones to kill any designated target pretty much anywhere in the world.

 

But with all this technology and money, they cannot read people’s minds and cannot prevent someone from just deciding to run people over with a truck.

 

People decide to carry out attacks like that in the name of an ideology. An ideology they find powerful enough to die for it. All the security in the world cannot prevent individuals who believe in something from acting in the name of that belief: That killing random civilians will trigger the war between Muslims and the West that they crave and enable them to usher in a totalitarian caliphate.

 

They will always find new ways to attack and new ways to hide because it simply isn’t possible to eliminate every potential avenue of terror.

 

The only way to end radical Islamic terrorism once and for all is to discredit the ideology which fuels it.

 

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New York Terrorist Left Note Pledging to ISIS

 

BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND

November 1, 2017

Clarion Project

 

Police in the aftermath of the truck attack which killed eight in Manhattan on Tuesday October 31, 2017. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

 

A terrorist mowed down cyclists in Manhattan with a truck on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring  at least 11 others. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rental truck onto a bike path near the site of the World Trade Center and continued for several blocks before he crashed into a school bus.

 

Witnesses report Saipov emerged from the truck brandishing two guns and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” A uniformed police officer shot him in the abdomen. The guns were later revealed to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun.

 

Saipov, 29, was taken to hospital and is now in police custody. A note claiming the attack in the name of the Islamic State terrorist group was found in the truck. Saipov is an Uzbek national who came to the United States in 2010.

 

“This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, “aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them.”

 

U.S. President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray have all been briefed. The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has taken over the investigation.

 

“In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!” Trump tweeted in the wake of the attack.

 

The Islamic State (ISIS) has long called for supporters in the United States to carry out attacks in its name against civilians without waiting for coordination with the central leadership. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, for example, the group called for attacks against relief centers gathering aid to help the victims.

In June this year, ISIS called on supporters to “kill civilians of the Crusaders, run over them by vehicles.”

 

At press time the attacker is believed to have acted alone.

 

Elliot Friedland is a research fellow at Clarion Project.

 

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VIDEO: Brigitte Gabriel interview on Fox News after the terror attack in NY

 

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Islamic Terrorism in Manhattan

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NYC Terrorist: Lone Wolf or Not?

 

 NYC Aftermath: To Stop Terrorism, Destroy the Ideology

 

New York Terrorist Left Note Pledging to ISIS

 

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Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrate America


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In an email alert, the Clarion Project has sent a link to Part 13 of their video series The Third Jihad. Take some time and educate yourself on the desires of activist Muslims against your life – to a Muslim, a kafir. The more you know, the better you can protect yourself.

 

Below is the email from the Clarion Project which includes the video of Part 13 entitled “The Third Jihad – Muslim Brotherhood”. There also a link to a page you can access the other 12 parts.

 

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We are excited to send you an advance copy of episode 13 of our film series The Third Jihad.

In this episode, Clarion Project exposes numerous groups such as CAIR, ISNA and the Muslim Students Association that would not condemn 9/11, Hamas and Hezbollah. Their parent group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is responsible for global terror and nurturing many well known terror organizations.

 

VIDEO: 13. The Third Jihad – Muslim Brotherhood

 

Posted by Clarion Project

Published on Apr 19, 2017

 

In episode 13 of The Third Jihad, Clarion Project exposes numerous groups such as CAIR, ISNA and the Muslim Students Association that would not condemn 9/11, Hamas and Hezbolla. Their parent group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is responsible for global terror and nurturing many well known terror organizations.

 

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Brussels: What We Can Learn From Today’s Attacks


Yesterday I posted “Why Islam Sucks”. Today I woke up to the news that Islamic terrorists set off two bombs in Brussels – one at Zaventem airport and another at Brussels’ Maelbeek metro station. As of this moment there is uncertainty if one or more were homicidal suicide bombers. I even heard that a bomb might have been placed in a suitcase at the airport. Also as of this writing thirty-four people have died from the two bombs. It is predicted the death toll may climb higher.

Islamic terrorist Trojan Horse to EU

Has anyone noticed that the uptick in Islamic terrorist incidents in Europe seems to coincide with the influx of Muslim refugees fleeing war in Syria-Iraq due to Daesh (aka ISIS, ISIL or IS)?

 

Below the Clarion Project analyzes what we have learned from these Islamic terrorist attacks to date.

 

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Brussels: What We Can Learn From Today’s Attacks

Today, terrorists attacked Brussels both the airport and a metro station in the center of the city. Here’s what we can learn from the attacks.

 

 Aftermath of the Brussels attack on Zaventem airport (Photo- © Reuters) 3-22-16

Aftermath of the Brussels attack on Zaventem airport (Photo: © Reuters)

 

By ELLIOT FRIEDLAND

March 22, 2016

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Europe is reeling from the latest terrorist attacks, this time against Brussels, now confirmed to be a terrorist attacks.  Three blasts have been reported so far, two in the Zaventem airport and one at the Maelbeek metro station some 500 meters from the European Parliament.

 

Here are three takeaways from this most recent tragic attack.

 

  1. This Fight Impacts Everyone

 

The attack in Brussels follows Saturday’s attack on Istanbul by an Islamic State suicide bomber that killed four. Countries attacked so far this year by Islamist terrorist either working for groups or in lone wolf attacks (and remember it’s only March) include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s attacks on 26 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and East Asia in just three months. This is a problem everywhere. It is no longer possible to argue it doesn’t impact you or that there is nothing you can do about it.

 

  1. Terrorism Works If You Let it

 

This one is difficult to internalize. Terrorism operates by creating an outsized reaction to a highly publicized event. It works to create “terror” in a population by stripping citizens of their feeling of safety, inculcating an atmosphere where people feel they can be attacked anywhere and at any time.

 

Societies respond with security measures designed to protect the citizenry and these can at times be heavy handed and worsen community relations, driving more people into the arms of terrorist groups. Public confusion and panic exacerbates the problem. One of the aims of groups like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is to create a backlash of anti-Muslim bigotry and thus instigate a war between Muslims and everyone else. Chaos, hatred and confusion is the favored working environment of terrorists and Islamists since it enables them to advance their goals under the cover of the fog of war.

 

Muslim and non-Muslim groups working together against terrorism and the Islamist ideology which spawns it (as distinct from the religion of Islam) in a firm, calm and unified manner is therefore essential to a counter-extremism strategy in civil society.

 

  1. This will not stop until the ideology is defeated

 

The countries that have been attacked do not share a cohesive foreign policy platform or common causes except being opposed to the ideology of Islamism.

 

This Islamist ideology, which seeks to conquer the world and implement sharia governance under a theocratic Islamist caliphate gives people who are drawn to acts of violence an outlet for their grievances and an opportunity to justify crimes on an international scale.

 

In addition to the military steps needed to tackle violent groups, an international civil society effort to correctly label, deconstruct and intellectually discredit the underlying ideology that justifies such heinous acts will bring an end to the international wave of violence committed in its name.

 

VIDEO: Two Explosions Heard At Brussels Airport

 


 

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Is Obama the Blame for rising Islamic Terrorism in USA?


By John R. Houk

© November 28, 2015

Here are some incomplete thoughts on Barack Hussein Obama from the top of my head. I call my thoughts incomplete because I doubt my memory is complete or exhaustive.

One of Obama’s stops on his apology tour was Cairo, Egypt. There he denigrated the USA and made sure the Muslim Brotherhood was present for his speech. Later Obama abandoned Mubarak who had been a loyal friend to America’s agenda in the Middle East. Then Obama embraced the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi for Egypt’s office of President who actually won his election by a narrow margin.

I recall Obama has invited Muslim Brotherhood members to talk to the Obama Administration for some kind of meeting (See Also HERE). Also Obama has had Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers as a part of his staff or advisors in some form or fashion (See also HERE).

The current military government of Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist entity and yet Obama is still hesitant to also add the MB to America’s terrorist list (See HERE and HERE). Now I have found out that a Jihadist defector – Sheikh Nabil Naeem – in an interview with Patrick Poole and Steve Coughlin, has fingered a connection between the MB and al Qaeda. The same defector has insinuated an MB link to wait for it … ISIS. Also Sheikh Nabil announced the MB’s so-called renunciation of violence was a lie.

Obama imported 1,682 Syrian refugees for fiscal year 2015 and officially 10,000 (maybe more) are slated for fiscal year 2016. Since 96% of these slated refugees are Sunni Muslims, the same brand as ISIS claims to be, and roughly 13% are sympathetic to radicalization; can anyone logically believe a hotbed of terrorism is being brought to the USA?

Combine this with the known 82 radical Islamic Mosques (See Below) in America preaching Quranic hatred toward non-Muslims – meaning death to America, no constitutional but Sharia Law – what makes anyone think the common unrest inflicted on Europe will soon be seen in the United States of America? Is Obama support for Islamist organizations and Mosques in the USA the beginning of European-style Islamic terrorism in America?

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Radical Mosques in America: Is There One Near You?

Clarion has identified over 80 Islamist orgs/mosques in the US, resulting in prominent media coverage on FOX News and the Daily Caller website.

 

BY RYAN MAURO

November 26, 2015

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The Clarion Project has identified over 80 Islamist organizations including mosques in the United States, resulting in prominent media coverage on FOX News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” and the Daily Caller website.

Watch Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst, Prof. Ryan Mauro, on “Fox & Friends” discussing four of the radical mosques and the need to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization:

VIDEO: Ryan Mauro on Fox & Friends: Radical Islamic Mosques in America

 

Posted by Ryan Mauro

Published on Nov 26, 2015

 

Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst, Prof. Ryan Mauro, appears on “Fox & Friends” to discuss its identification of over 80 radical Islamic organizations in the U.S., particularly mosques.

Mauro explains the need to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and the extremism of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia; Islamic Society of Boston; Masjid At-Taqwa in New York and the North American Islamic Trust that owns mosques in over 40 states.

Airdate: November 25, 2015.

The four organizations discussed in the segment are:

o Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia. Shocking video showed its imam preaching that Muslims should be first in line to pick up weapons for violent jihad and characterizing the West as an adversary. The Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center is involved in prison outreach in Washington, D.C.

o Islamic Society of Boston (and its Cultural Center), which have significant Muslim Brotherhood links and extremist histories. A Muslim activist who fled Egypt to get away from the Brotherhood’s radicalism told the Clarion Project how he was shocked to find its ideology at the mosque.

o Masjid At-Taqwa of New York, led by the extremely radical and influential cleric Siraj Wahhaj. In 2011, he advised Muslims to stop talking about sharia because “we’re not there yet.”

o North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), an organization that owns many mosques across the country. The Justice Department says it is an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, a sub-division secretly established to support the Hamas terrorist group.

The segment follows the Daily Caller’s creation of a map of over 80 radical mosques based on Clarion’s research. This is about four percent of the estimated 2,106 mosques in the U.S., the news site wrote.

In addition to those 83 sites, there are many other Islamist organizations operating in the U.S. and mosques due to be written about. You can learn about Islamist groups in your state by searching the Islamist Organizations in America section of our website that is continuously updated.

The North American Islamic Trust’s (NAIT’s) website says it owns mosques in 42 states and has stated that it owns the titles to over 325 properties.

Click here for a partial list of mosques owned by NAIT

In January, a prominent Muslim leader in the United Kingdom with links to the Muslim Brotherhood estimated that half of the mosques in America were founded by Brotherhood members.

Senator Ted Cruz has introduced important legislation to help get the Muslim Brotherhood designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The House version of the bill was introduced by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and is now endorsed by five additional representatives.

We encourage readers to ask their congressmen and Senators (and presidential candidates) for their statements on this legislation and/or their general position on designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.

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Evil Iran Nuke Deal


Intro to Clarion Project & Krauthammer on Iran

Edited by John R. Houk

July 3, 2015

Obama’s intention to make a deal at any cost with the crazies of Iran, who constantly call for America’s and Israel’s destruction, will lead to a nuclear war. I found a Charles Krauthammer post at The Telegraph replicating a Washington Post release castigating President Barack Hussein Obama’s idiotic justifications to flush American National Security down the tube and threaten the very existence of Israel.

Before I highlight the very credible thoughts of Charles Krauthammer, I’m going to share an email the Clarion Project that is promoting the 7th short video of the real info on a dark Iran agenda via their nukes. This video is a part of an Iran series by the Clarendon Project.

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Over 1.1 million people have now seen our Iran short films and over 40,000 letters have been sent to Congress!

We are excited to present the 7th and final film in our Iran film series, The World Stayed Silent.

We live in an era when once again the world faces a new destructive force. Iran seeks nuclear weapons while its leadership calls for the destruction of Israel.

The world stood silently by while millions of Jews were slaughtered in Europe. Now, more than ever, with the nuclear deal deadline looming, is the time to speak out against Iran and its destructive ambitions towards the US and Israel.

Please share this film with all your email and social networks.

VIDEO: The World Stayed Silent – Iran Short Film Series #7

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See all the films in our Iran short film series, visit http://iran.clarionproject.org/iran_film_series/. When the Jews were being slaughtered in the holocaust the world remained silent. Today Iran repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel and attacks, through its proxy terrorist groups, Jewish and Israeli civilians around the world. If Iran gets the nuclear bomb will the world stay silent again?

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Iran nuclear deal: The worst agreement in US diplomatic history

Barack Obama and John Kerry are desperate for a deal with Iran. But at what cost?

By Charles Krauthammer

12:34PM BST 03 Jul 2015

The Telegraph

The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve détente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.

In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalised “successful regional power,” Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations. At the time, Tehran was reeling – the rial plunging, inflation skyrocketing, the economy contracting – under a regime of international sanctions painstakingly constructed over a decade.

Then, instead of welcoming Congress’ attempt to tighten sanctions to increase the pressure on the mullahs, Obama began the negotiations by loosening sanctions, injecting billions into the Iranian economy (which began growing again in 2014) and conceding in advance an Iranian right to enrich uranium.

VIDEO: An Iran Nuclear Deal: Why it Matters

It’s been downhill ever since. Desperate for a legacy deal, Obama has played the supplicant, abandoning every red line his administration had declared essential to any acceptable deal.

Inspections

They were to be anywhere, anytime, unimpeded. Now? Total cave. Unfettered access has become “managed access.” Nuclear inspectors will have to negotiate and receive Iranian approval for inspections. Which allows them denial and/or crucial delay for concealing any clandestine activities.

To give a flavour of the degree of our capitulation, the administration played Iran’s lawyer on this one, explaining that, after all, “the United States of America wouldn’t allow anybody to get into every military site, so that’s not appropriate.” Apart from the absurdity of morally equating America with the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism, if we were going to parrot the Iranian position, why wait 19 months to do so – after repeatedly insisting on free access as essential to any inspection regime?

Coming clean on past nuclear activity

The current interim agreement that governed the last 19 months of negotiation required Iran to do exactly that. Tehran has offered nothing. The administration had insisted that this accounting was essential because how can you verify future illegal advances in Iran’s nuclear program if you have no baseline?

After continually demanding access to their scientists, plans and weaponisation facilities, Secretary of State John Kerry two weeks ago airily dismissed the need, saying he is focused on the future, “not fixated” on the past. And that we have “absolute knowledge” of the Iranian program anyway – a whopper that his staffers had to spend days walking back.

Not to worry, we are told. The accounting will be done after the final deal is signed. Which is ridiculous. If the Iranians haven’t budged on disclosing previous work under the current sanctions regime, by what logic will they comply after sanctions are lifted?

Sanctions relief

These were to be gradual and staged as the International Atomic Energy Agency certified Iranian compliance over time. Now we’re going to be releasing up to $150 billion as an upfront signing bonus. That’s 25 times the annual budget of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Enough to fuel a generation of intensified Iranian aggression from Yemen to Lebanon to Bahrain.

Yet three months ago, Obama expressed nonchalance about immediate sanctions relief. It’s not the issue, he said. The real issue is “snapback” sanctions to be reimposed if Iran is found in violation.

Good grief. Iran won’t be found in violation. The inspection regime is laughable and the bureaucratic procedures endless. Moreover, does anyone imagine that Russia and China will reimpose sanctions? Or that the myriad European businesses preparing to join the Iranian gold rush the day the deal is signed will simply turn around and go home?

Non-nuclear-related sanctions

The administration insisted that the nuclear talks would not affect separate sanctions imposed because of Iranian aggression and terrorism. That was then. The administration is now leaking that everything will be lifted.

Taken together, the catalogue of capitulations is breathtaking: spot inspections, disclosure of previous nuclear activity, gradual sanctions relief, retention of non-nuclear sanctions.

What’s left? A surrender document of the kind offered by defeated nations suing for peace. Consider: The strongest military and economic power on earth, backed by the five other major powers, armed with what had been a crushing sanctions regime, is about to sign the worst international agreement in American diplomatic history.

How did it come to this? With every concession, Obama and Kerry made clear they were desperate for a deal.

And they will get it. Obama will get his “legacy.” Kerry will get his Nobel. And Iran will get the bomb.

(c) 2015, The Washington Post Writers Group

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