Saturday, October 30, 2010
A Great American Hero My uncle Jim - Get to work son, there's a lot of daylight in front of us" He would say if he were here today
What hero's are the children of today given as role models? Growing up as a young man in the 60's and early 70's I had one role model. My Uncle Jim, A great man who never took no for answer. The world was clear to him, there was a right way and a wrong way to do things. You were always expected to do the right thing. Respect woman, Say yes sir, no sir and thank you. Jim adopted me at the age of 4 years old as his son he only had two daughters. He lived three doors up the street from our house. Jim was retired, I was mentored by him for the next 6 years. My dad traveled, drank and hated America, so I got to see a drastically different view of the world as a young man. My Dad would not let me fly an American Flag, But Jim let me fly his every day when I came to work and learn. The first thing we would do is hang the Flag and say the Pledge . I was so proud when my first teacher asked me to lead the class everyday and say the pledge because I was the only one who knew it already. Jim could not have been more proud.
Uncle Jim was the hardest working man I have ever known, He used to say " God put us on this earth for a reason, so get to work son"! He would read things like the Constitution and the Federalist papers to me. We rebuilt Cars together and motorcycles, Jim could fix anything. He worked and I handed him the tools and learned.
We moved when I was Ten and my father would not let me see Jim again. The values that he instilled in me I carry with me to this Day. I always finish a job and do it the right way. I try to always leave a place better than when I got there. I always Thank God for any opportunity.
Looking back I see now that Jim Needed me as Much as I had needed Him, You see Jim Had lost his right arm saving 6 fellow soldiers in the Korean war. He was right handed, so He had to learn how to do everything over left handed. Jim made me do anything with both hands equally. Now I understand why.
I know realize that the medals I played with as a child were his, from the war. The letters he read to me were letters that he had written to him from soldiers he had lead as their Captain. The visits we got were not just from friends, they were from men in his command. I understand why now they always saluted Jim When arriving and leaving his home.
I spent my teen years reading history books and watching shows that had hero's, and right always beat out evil. Where the Hero's loved America. It seems so silly today to even say those words.
Because of My Uncle Jim, as a teen I admired People like Ronald Reagan, Bill Walsh, Oliver North, Rocky Bleir, and Roberto Clemente.
I watched Shows like The Rockford files, Hogans hero's, Star Trek, and yes the A - Team.
The good guy always won and always did the right thing and you pulled for the under dog.
Folks My Uncle Jim was asked when being carried off the battle field what he was going to do now that he was going home. He looked up at the medic and said " I guess I am going two have to learn how to play the piano with one arm." By the way he did!
We have to start asking ourselves with the same brutal honesty what is really wrong with our country! I fear we need not look any further than the mirror.
I guess the question you have to ask yourself, What kind of role model are you? What kind of America do I want to leave behind for my Grand kids? If you have children what are they watching. What are they learning about America in school, who are their idols? Who have we given them to look up too?
America is the underdog today, and you have to step up and be the hero to the next generation if you want to save our great country. You words matter! Your actions matter! Each of us can make a difference, the time is now. Embrace our great country with both of your good hands and hold on to what you know is right and true!
Take a stand do the right thing each and every day!
My Uncle Jim would if he could, he's been gone now for 15 years, but his spirit lives on in everyone who ever knew him.
"Get to work son, there's a lot of daylight in front of us" He would say if he were here today!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
FBI informant to Congress: Investigate Ayers, Dohrn now Warns that Weather Underground networks still could be operating
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
San Francisco Police Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell was killed by shrapnel from an anti-personnel bomb built and planted by Bill Ayers' wife, Bernardine Dohrn, according to an FBI report
A former undercover FBI informant who once spied on 1970s anti-war radicals who bombed government offices is calling on Congress to set up a committee or task force to bring "terrorists" – including those who may be in high and influential positions today – to justice.
The request comes from Larry Grathwohl, whose book "Bringing Down America – An FBI Informer with the Weathermen" alleges Bill Ayers, a friend of President Obama, told Grathwohl that Bernardine Dohrn, who later became Ayers' wife, placed a pipe bomb outside a San Francisco Police Department building Feb. 16, 1970.
The shrapnel from the anti-personnel bomb's explosion killed Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell. Another officer, Robert Fogarty, was wounded in the face and legs and left partially blind.
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Grathwohl's plan was outlined in remarks prepared for the Marxism in America conference sponsored yesterday by America's Survival in Washington.
Grathwohl also appears in a series of videos to explain his concerns over the still-open case along with Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival, and Max Noel, a former FBI agent and member of the Weatherman Task Force.
The first video of the series:
The remaining videos are posted on the Marxism in America conference website.
"My greatest fear today is that the Department of Justice (under Obama appointee Eric Holder) will protect these terrorists by blocking an attempt to bring them to justice," Grathwohl said. "Consider that President Obama held his first fundraiser at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn when he was running for the state Senate in Illinois.
"Do you think there might be some resistance to placing these two people on trial for the murder of Brian McDonnell? These are President Obama's friends. He and Bill served on a board and appeared at functions together."
Grathwohl said a resolution would be for Congress to act.
"I urge the new Congress to create a committee or subcommittee to facilitate the efforts of law enforcement in bringing terrorists to justice. For example, a new House Internal Security Committee can assist in that regard. The Senate could consider reinstating a Senate Internal Security subcommittee. Such committees should also investigate the groups that represent a current danger to the internal security of this country," he said.
"The Marxist terror threat has not gone away, as we have seen with the recent FBI raids on U.S.-based Marxist groups suspected of providing assistance to foreign terrorist groups in the Middle East and Latin America. Some Marxists are now openly supporting what they call 'revolutionary Islam.' Osama bin Laden is recommending anti-American books written by U.S. 'progressives,'" he said.
WND previously reported on the links that appear to connect Ayers and Dohrn to far more violence that they might be comfortable recognizing.
WND also has documented reports from the FBI that Dohrn built and planted the bomb that killed a San Francisco police officer in 1970.
WND reported last year when top law enforcement officers in San Francisco signed a letter accusing Ayers and Dohrn of being directly behind the bombing, but the Obama Justice Department then told them not to comment on the case.
At that 2009 press conference, directed by Kincaid, the leaders of the San Francisco Police Officers' Association made public a letter pointing a finger at Ayers and Dohrn that demanded those responsible for the bombing be brought to justice.
"There are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn are largely responsible for the bombing of Park Police Station," the officers stated in the letter.
The San Francisco Chronicle then reported the police group members who signed the letter received calls from the Justice Department and a local police chief telling them to remain silent.
No one has been charged in the bombing. Ayers, a Weatherman founder, has denied involvement. In an interview with the New Yorker, Ayers said, "We killed no one and hurt no one."
Of the McDonnell bombing, Grathwohl has quoted Ayers saying, "It was a success. But it's a shame when someone like Bernardine has to make all the plans, make the bomb and then place it herself. She should have to do only the planning."
In the conference remarks, Grathwohl said, "The charges have not yet been brought in this 'cold case' but I can tell you that a law enforcement entity called the Phoenix Task Force is working to solve the murder of Sergeant McDonnell as well as other police officers who died in the line of duty during that period of Weather Underground violence and terrorism."
Grathwohl continued, "Justice can still be done. And that is why I am here today. I have recently met with the lieutenant in charge of the Phoenix Task Force. … He assures me that the effort remains focused and the motivation is to gather the evidence and bring the killers to justice. I should add that the murder of Sergeant John Young by the Black Liberation Army when they attacked the Ingleside Police Station in 1971 has been solved and successfully prosecuted."
He also suggested there reasonably could be a sense of urgency over the investigations.
"Let me say that we cannot rule out the possibility that remnants of the Weather Underground network still exist, protecting terrorists and facilitating their activities. It is significant that the FBI recently updated its 'Most Wanted' listing for Leo Frederick Burt, accused of bombing the University of Wisconsin, on August 24, 1970, killing a 33-year-old researcher and causing $6 million in damage to the building. He is still on the run. Burt was not a member of the Weather Underground but a spin-off group," he said.
The conference also addressed the work of Paul Kengor, whose new book "Dupes" shows how "progressives" have been manipulated by international communist concerns.
Kincaid also addressed what the Frank Marshall Davis archives at Washington University in St. Louis reveal about the communist connections and associations of Obama's childhood mentor.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
As unsettling as it may sound Mexico is a grave and present danger to the United States of America!!! Action is needed on the Mexico side of the border with United States Marines. We must create a 5 mile buffer zone paroled by the full force and technology of the US military.
We then can move to stabilize a 20 mile enterprise zone and start to rebuild an economic corridor between the US and Mexico that is drug free. We have a chance here to create a zone where Mexican workers don't need to leave their own country to find a good paying job and clean housing. We the American people will build the houses and the factories and provide the stability so that company's will invest and tourists will return. If we create a buffer oasis the Mexican worker will gladly stay and live in his home country. We must then drive the cartels back to South America where they belong. This will force the price of drugs on the streets of our American cities to sky rocket , thus ending the cheap fix on the street. America has rebuilt Japan and Germany and Iraq, it's time to help our Mexican brothers.
Mexico can be that second shining city on the hill, demand action today!!
Or you can read about more stories like this one. American's losing their lives at the hands of the cartels!
U.S. and Mexican authorities say a Mexican state police commander investigating the reported shooting of an American tourist on a border lake plagued by pirates has been killed -- and he reportedly was found decapitated.
Ruben Rios, spokesman for the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office, says Commander Rolando Flores, the head of state investigators in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, was killed.
Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez told The Associated Press that "reliable sources within the law enforcement community of Mexico" told him that Rolando Flores' head was discovered Tuesday morning.
Rios said authorities "don't know how or why he was killed. We don't have any details on how he died."
Flores was investigating the disappearance of American David Hartley. Hartley's wife, Tiffany, says she and her husband were attacked by pirates on Falcon Lake on Sept. 30, while they were returning to the United States from Mexico on Jet Skis. Hartley was shot and presumably fell into the lake.
Rios says his killing was unrelated to the investigation, but U.S. authorities have said threats of violence from drug gangs who control much of the area has hampered the search for Hartley's body.
U.S. officials, particularly Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Hartley's family have been pressuring Mexico to step up the search for Hartley and determine what happened.
Fred Garza, chief deputy sheriff in Webb County, on the Texas-Mexico border, said the search was continuing Tuesday.
A spokesman for Perry said the governor was being briefed and was expected to comment later Tuesday.
Falcon Lake is a dammed section of the Rio Grande, 25 miles long and 3 miles across. Pirates have robbed boaters and fisherman on the Mexican side, prompting warnings to Americans by Texas state officials, but Hartley's death would mark the first violent fatality on the lake.
Tiffany Hartley said men on three speedboats fired on her and her husband as they were riding Jet Skis back from a trip to Tamaulipas to photograph a half-submerged church, and that her husband was shot in the head. She said she tried to retrieve his body and his Jet Ski but the pirates continued firing and she fled to the U.S. side. Zapata County, Texas, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez has said he has an eyewitness who corroborates her account.
Dennis Hartley, David Hartley's father, expressed shock and regret at Flores' killing.
"I just, I'm in shock about this right now," he told The Associated Press from his Colorado home. "I really don't have any hope that David will be found. I really hate other people putting their lives at stake. We don't need more sons lost. If this is true, I'm just really heart broken that this happened."
The Mexican Foreign Ministry says it has been using federal, state and local resources, including the military and helicopters, to search for Hartley's body and opened an investigation. Over the weekend, authorities named two possible suspects.
That part of Tamaulipas state is overrun by violence from a turf battle between the Gulf Cartel and the Zeta drug gang, made up of former Mexican special forces soldiers, and both are battling the Mexican military.
Last week, Perry had said he expected Mexican President Felipe Calderon to call him within 48 hours to report a body had been found and that even the threat of drug gang violence against search crews was no reason to halt the efforts.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Monday, October 11, 2010
The killings last month in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez of two U.S. citizens, including an employee at the city's U.S. Consulate, along with the slaying of an Arizona rancher, have fueled concerns among U.S. officials that Americans are becoming fair game for Mexican drug gangs seeking control of smuggling routes into the United States.
For more than two years, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials have been warning that the dramatic rise in violence along the southwestern border could eventually target U.S. citizens and spread into this country. The violence posed what the officials called a "serious threat" to law enforcement officers, first responders and residents along the 1,951-mile border.
The numbers bear out those concerns, according to the State Department: 79 U.S. citizens were killed last year in Mexico, up from 35 in 2007. In Juarez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, 23 Americans were killed in 2009, compared with two in 2007.
In response, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Sen. John McCain, both Republicans, have called on the Department of Homeland Security to deploy the National Guard along the Arizona border. Mrs. Brewer said the rising violence showed the "abject failure of the U.S. Congress and President Obama to adequately provide public safety along our national border with Mexico."
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, whose district includes the area where rancher Robert Krentz was killed, said if the slaying was connected to smugglers or drug cartels, the federal government should consider all options, including sending more Border Patrol agents to the area and deploying the National Guard.
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, and former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a Republican who is seeking Mr. McCain's senatorial seat, joined in the call for National Guard troops to be stationed along the border.
Mr. Hayworth said the federal government should "act now and step up its efforts to secure our borders."
Texas Gov. Rick Perry also has put into play a "spillover violence contingency plan" to address attacks on American citizens in Mexico. The plan increases border surveillance; intelligence sharing; and ground, air and maritime patrols.
A day before the March 13 Juarez killings, Mr. Perry unsuccessfully sought help from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to use unmanned Predator drone aircraft and 1,000 additional soldiers for missions on the Mexican border. He said there was a disparity in the amount of federal resources allotted to Texas for border security.
The White House said Mr. Obama was "deeply saddened and outraged" by the killings and had pledged to "continue to work with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his government to break the power of the drug-trafficking organizations that operate in Mexico and far too often target and kill the innocent."
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Kidnapped British aid worker Linda Norgrove killed in Afghanistan in failed rescue mission by U.S. special forces
Who Is Running Your Country = Leftist group advising Homeland Security ops Contributes to report about using social services to battle 'extremism'
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses immigration enforcement results during a news conference in Washington on October 6, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom
Government reports characterizing some returning veterans as possible extremists have echoed the sentiments of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has likened tea party participants to shades of executed mass murderer Timothy McVeigh.
But now it seems the SPLC has been made part of the broad Department of Homeland Security community, with its president, Richard Cohen, helping formulate plans to be submitted to Secretary Janet Napolitano to help "combat violent extremism."
The issue was raised by Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers organization, which recruits a wide range of peace officers and others to affirm that they will not go beyond the reach of the U.S. Constitution, even if asked to by their government.
"This is no joke," he told WND. "They're telling us they're going to use social welfare and go and indoctrinate parents and children to look for signs of extremism."
He referenced an online report called the "Countering Violent Extremism Working Group" to which Cohen contributed.
That report, identified as being from Spring 2010, also includes as a contributor Ronald Haddad, the chief of police in Dearborn, Mich., who in recent weeks has seen his officers arrest Christians for talking to Muslims about Jesus on public rights-of-way. Charges later were dismissed.
Also on the panel was Amin Kosseim, a deputy inspector for the New York City Policy Department; Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society; Dalia Mogahed of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies; Asim Rehman of the Muslim Bar Association of New York; Nadia Moumani of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute; and a contributor Rhodes called a "token Christian," Mary Marr of the Christian Emergency Network.
Agency officials did not return a WND request for comment today.
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Cited as "Subject Matter Experts"' were Laurie Wood, an analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Arif Alikhan, an assistant secretary for policy development in the DHS, among others.
WND reported earlier when the SPLC issued a scathing report linking the tea party participants to the murderous rage of McVeigh, who killed children and adults alike in his attack on the Oklahoma City federal building.
The SPLC report, "Rage on the Right, The Year in Hate and Extremism," assailed Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., for "plugging" anti-government ideas and Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt for daring to promote Second Amendment gun rights.
The SPLC's Mark Potok warned "so-called 'Patriot' groups – militias and other organizations that see the federal government as part of a plot to impose 'one-world government' on liberty-loving Americans – came roaring back after years out of the limelight."
The report echoed themes in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security report in 2009 that characterized "right-wing extremists" as opponents of abortion and illegal immigration and supporters of gun rights and third-party political candidates.
The SPLC said the "radical right" "caught fire last year."
Potol said the tea parties "and similar groups that have sprung up in recent months cannot fairly be considered extremist groups, but they are shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism."
Now Rhodes says the new document makes it look as though the SPLC is "officially part of the DHS."
"What does the working group do? Make recommendations on training and how to use all of the local resources – police, social services, media, NGOs, you name it – to fight 'extremism.' So, now no need to file a FOIA request to discover that SPLC is writing the reports naming constitutionalists as possible terrorists. Now it is in your face and the mask is off," Rhodes said.
"Pay attention to who sits on this panel … to who DOESN'T, how they plan on reaching DHS tentacles down into every level of society, and how they talk overtly about the need to utilize local SOCIAL WELFARE and MENTAL HEALTH agencies to counter 'violent extremism,'" he said.
The report includes comments about "establishing advisory councils/focus groups to include civic and community organizations, faith based and education entities, private sector security, and the media," as well as efforts to 'leverage all available public and private resources within a local environment including social services, medical, mental health and family/school counseling professional."
The use of "social services" options already may have begun. Rhodes cited a developing case of a social services agency in Concord, N.H., that cited a father's interest in Oath Keepers as one of the reasons to take state custody of a newborn baby away from the parents.
"State and major urban fusion centers play a critical role in local crime prevention efforts in that they receive intelligence-information from federal authorities regarding threats to the homeland and evaluate those threats from a local context," the report noted.
"These fusions centers must share that knowledge with local law enforcement so that it can inform the community on violent crime reduction efforts," the report said.
It was one of those fusion centers, the Missouri Information Analysis Center, that in 2009 issued a report linking conservative groups to domestic terrorism and warned law enforcement to watch for vehicles with bumper stickers promoting presidential candidates Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin. It also warned police to watch out for individuals with "radical" ideologies based on Christian views, such as opposing illegal immigration, abortion and federal taxes.
Ultimately, Chief James Keathley of the Missouri State Patrol said the release of the report caused him to review the procedures through which the report was released.
He said the report warning about those who hold Christian views was "created by a MIAC employee, reviewed by the MIAC director, and sent immediately to law enforcement agencies across Missouri. The militia report was never reviewed by me or by the Director of Public Safety, John Britt, at any point prior to its issuance. Had that report been reviewed by either my office or by leaders of the Department of Public Safety, it would never have been released to law enforcement agencies."
'Hate crimes' training
The new DHS report suggests that "knowledge regarding specific threats should be blended with awareness of societal and religious practices" and "law enforcement should train communities on what constitutes a hate crime and encourage them to report hate crimes."
Hate crimes in the U.S. have been adopted largely with special protections for homosexuals. Supporters of a federal hate crimes law signed by President Obama confirmed the law would not necessarily protect a Christian pastor speaking from his own pulpit on the issue of homosexuality.
"DHS should reassess its hate crime training to include understanding extremism and ideological violence," the committee said.
Only a few weeks after the Missouri report was uncovered, WND reported on a Department of Homeland Security report that warned against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singled out returning war veterans as particular threats.
The report, "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," dated April 7, stated "threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts."
However, the document, first reported by talk-radio host and WND columnist Roger Hedgecock, went on to suggest worsening economic woes, potential new legislative restrictions on firearms and "the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks."
The report from DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis defined right-wing extremism in the U.S. as "divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
Most notable was the report's focus on the impact of returning war veterans.
"Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists," it said. "DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities."
Said Rhodes, "This is the overt politicization of DHS, to use it against political enemies."
Friday, October 8, 2010
Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf claims that the US constitution is Sharia compliant. Now let us examine below a few laws of Sharia to see if Imam Rauf is truthful or a fraud:
1- Jihad defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.
2- A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force.
3- A Caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape.
4- A percentage of Zakat (alms) must go towards jihad.
5- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.
6- A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.
7- The Muslim public must remove the Caliph in one case, if he rejects Islam.
8- A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.
9- A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of : 1) an apostasy 2) an adulterer 3) a highway robber. Making vigilante street justice and honor killing acceptable.
10- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim.
11- Sharia never abolished slavery and sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.
12- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging and other forms of cruel and unusual punishments even for crimes of sin such as adultery.
13- Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims and must comply to Sharia if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he commits adultery with a Muslim woman or if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.
14- It is a crime for a non-Muslim to sell weapons to someone who will use them against Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot curse a Muslim, say anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam, or expose the weak points of Muslims. However, the opposite is not true for Muslims.
15- A non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim.
16- Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed.
17- No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or a bathhouse attendant. Women in such low level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.
18- A non-Muslim cannot rule even over a non-Muslims minority.
19- Homosexuality is punishable by death.
20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.
21- Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband’s obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.
22- Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: “I divorce you” and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.
23- There is no common property between husband and wife and the husband’s property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.
24- A woman inherits half what a man inherits.
25- A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.
26- The dowry is given in exchange for the woman’s sexual organs.
27- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.
28- The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.
29- A woman looses custody if she remarries.
30- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses.
31- A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.
32- A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered “Awrah,” a sexual organ. Some schools of Sharia allow the face and some don’t.
33- A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he “could be married to the woman he was caught with.”
The above are clear cut laws in Islam decided by great Imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Mohammed’s life. Now let the learned Imam Rauf tell us what part of the above is compliant with the US constitution?
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
Kids play at "jihad" in new Hamas television presentation
The terror group Hamas' Al-Aqsa Television has "martyred" a children's bunny character named Assud and knocked off a Mickey Mouse-lookalike for the cause of jihad.
Now in a report documented by the Middle East Media Research Institute, it is promoting jihad for children, or children for jihad.
In the musical clip, a children's choir opens with: "Dad, we put on our new clothes. Give us our pocket money. Today is a holiday. … Me, my brother, and the neighborhood kids want to arm ourselves with guns."
MEMRI explained that the message is an excerpt of a holiday video aired on Hamas Al-Aqsa Television on Sept. 8 called "Holiday Gun." It was performed by Muhammad al-Madhoun and Ibrahim Sheikh Khalil.
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According to MEMRI, the lyrics continue with the dad singing:
"My children, I'm worried about you.
"This toy might harm your eyes.
"My children, I'm worried about you.
"This toy might harm your eyes.
"Think about another toy.
"You are the apple of my eye, may Allah protect you."
Young boy learning to be jihadist
And the children return:
"Dad, we are a steadfast people.
"These guns need hands to carry them.
"Dad, we are a steadfast people.
"These guns need hands to carry them.
"Today we play, tomorrow we will wage Jihad.
"How joyous my heart will be on the Day of Return."
Then the choir returns:
"Dad, we put on our new clothes.
"Give us our pocket money. Today is a holiday.
"Dad, we put on our new clothes.
"Give us our pocket money. Today is a holiday.
"Me, my brother, and the neighborhood kids want to arm ourselves with guns."
Dad tells his boys how proud he is that they're preparing for jihad
The dad then sings about the joy in his heart because of his boys' desire to kill, and he gives them money, telling them, "Go and buy yourself a gun. Don't shoot anyone but the enemy."
WND also has reported on a character introduced on Hamas' "Pioneers of Tomorrow" children's program, the teddy bear Nassur, who wants to be an Islamic "holy warrior" and carry a gun.
Hamas, which won a majority in Palestinian parliament in January 2006 elections, officially is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. government. As WND reported, a prominent Hamas leader was captured on video boasting of using children, women and the elderly as human shields in its firefights with Israeli soldiers.
WND also reported Hamas launched a children's website in 2002 that encourages kids to follow the example of terrorist suicide bombers.
Nihad Awad is among the founders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and serves as its executive director. In that role, he has attained a degree of political clout, invited to stand beside President George W. Bush at the Islamic Center of Washington days after the 9/11 attacks. Before that, Vice President Al Gore appointed Awad to a civil rights advisory panel for the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security.
These are influential recognitions for a man with past ties to Hamas, designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States in 1995. In fact, Awad publicly declared "I am in support of the Hamas movement," during a March 1994 symposium at Barry University.
That statement came six months after Awad attended a secret three-day summit in Philadelphia attended by people the FBI considered Hamas members or supporters. During a 2003 deposition, Awad would not deny attending the meeting, saying he didn't remember whether he did.
It wasn't his only public endorsement of Hamas, which is governed by a charter rejecting "so-called peaceful solutions" and calls for the killing of Jews. During an appearance on CBS' 60 Minutes in November 1994, Mike Wallace asked Awad what he thought "of the military undertakings of Hamas," Awad responded, "the United Nations Charter grants people who are under occupation [the right] to defend themselves against illegal occupation."
U.S. policy in the Middle East is faulty because of Jewish influence on the White House, he told Georgetown University students in a 1998 speech organized by the Muslim Students Association. Of President Bill Clinton's advisors, he asked, "Now, of Clinton's advisors, who is now, who of his advisors, who… who is opposing the latest agreement with Iraq? Look at their last names. Look at their ethnic, their ethnic or religious or racial background. You will see that these are the same groups that belong to the same interest groups in the Administration." He later added that "many Presidents are servants to Israel, and it's hard to see someone who is, uh, disobeying the political authority of Jewish interests."
That's not to say Awad was supportive of America's peace initiatives.
In the July 2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Awad said, "Our preference is peaceful negotiation…but if the peace process is flawed, then resistance is necessary."
At a Right of Return rally in front of the White House on September 16, 2000, Awad rejected coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians, stating, "they [Jews] have been saying 'next year to Jerusalem,' we say 'next year to all Palestine.'"
Before helping launch CAIR, Awad worked as public relations director for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) in 1993 and 1994. IAP United States. A 2001 Immigration and Naturalization Service memo documented IAP's support for Hamas and found that the "facts strongly suggest" that IAP was "part of Hamas' propaganda apparatus."
IAP also came up in a memorandum opinion in the case of Holy Land Foundation v. Ashcroft, in which the Holy Land Foundation unsuccessfully sued then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to challenge its designation as a Specially Designated Terrorist Entity. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler found that "Islamic Association for Palestine ("IAP") has acted in support of Hamas."
Included in that support was the IAP's publication and distribution of Hamas documents, including its virulently anti-Semitic charter.
In November 2004, a federal magistrate judge held IAP civilly liable for $156 million in the 1996 shooting of an American citizen by a Hamas member in the West Bank. The judge found that IAP had "published and distributed an abundance of pro-Hamas documents." The U.S. Appeals Court in the Seventh Circuit overturned the award in December 2007 after determining the Boims had not done enough to establish that the groups' support for Hamas contributed, even indirectly, to their son's murder. The case was sent the case back to the district court to allow for additional proceedings. 
Evidence released in the HLF trial reveals that IAP was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's "Palestine Committee" in the United States. According to an internal Brotherhood report, the Brotherhood created the IAP to "serve the cause of Palestine on the political and the media fronts." An internal memo calls on the Palestine Committee members, to work to "increase the financial and the moral support for Hamas" to "fight surrendering solutions," and to publicize and focus on "the savagery of the Jews."
Awad is the 32nd person included on the Palestine Committee's internal telephone list.
Given the opportunity to distance himself from IAP in September 2003 Senate testimony, CAIR Executive Director Awad instead chose to defend the group: "The Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP) is a grassroots organization which continues to function legally and has only been 'linked' through allusion and no charge of criminality has been brought against the organization."
Under his leadership, CAIR consistently has taken stands against U.S. efforts to disrupt terrorist financing networks and issues knee-jerk condemnations of criminal prosecutions targeting Islamist extremists.
Awad with then-Texas Governor George W. Bush
When the Texas-based computer export company Infocom was raided in September 2001, Awad called it "an assault and an insult to Muslims in America...We don't see that there is a good probable cause for this except stereotypes." Infocom subsequently was indicted and convicted of illegal transactions with Libya, Syria, and Hamas political leader Mousa Abu Marzook. Five company officials, all brothers named Elashi, were convicted on related charges.
When Marzook was detained by U.S. officials on an Israeli murder warrant in 1995, Awad called the arrest "politically motivated … [and] orchestrated to serve as a wedge between America and Islamic countries."
And he has repeatedly defended the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was accused of illegally funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. During a May 2003 forum at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, an audience member commented that "the Department of Justice had released reams of evidence showing that these organizations, including the Holy Land Foundation and Benevolence International [another charity whose assets were frozen], have direct connections and in fact their leadership was the leadership of Al Qaeda and Hamas," Awad replied:
"I am sure if we…put under the microscope, every major civic or political organization in this country, including the Red Cross, you will see that some dollars went here and there in some country, but we don't shut down the entire operation of the Red Cross…"
On November 24, 2008, jurors in Dallas convicted the HLF defendants on 108 counts tied to its Hamas support. In handing down lengthy sentences to each defendant, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis said it was clear "[t]he purpose of creating the Holy Land Foundation was as a fundraising arm for Hamas.
In a February 2003 IslamOnline.net live dialogue, Awad labeled law enforcement actions as the product of "extremists, including the Christian Right and the pro-Israel lobby" to target Islam and Muslims. "The result of this is clearly apparent from the racist policies and practices being carried out by some branches of the U.S. government influenced by these groups, in contradiction to the assurances President Bush gave us on more than one occasion: that this war is not against Islam."
Responding to a Department of Justice initiative to fingerprint and photograph nearly 100,000 foreign nationals who were already in the country in an effort to weed out suspected terrorists, Awad said, in June 2002, "What is next? Forcing American Muslims to wear a star and crescent as a means of identification for law enforcement authorities?"
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 Justice Forum: Newsletter of the Marzook Legal Fund, June 1996
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It's Our Fault -OK- U.S. 'occupation' to blame for terrorism, Muslims say Promote author of book that claims religion isn't linked to Islamist attacks
I hope you will remember I warned you with this posting. IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT! YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND! ISLAM ONLY WANTS PEACE IN THE WORLD... YOU AMERICANS ARE THE PROBLEM, ALONG WITH THE JEWS,HOMOSEXUALS,AND EVERYBODY ELSE THAT DOES NOT BEND TO MUSLIM LAW...
WHEN THE FIRST EMP GOES OFF IN A MAJOR US CITY, WHEN THE FIRST DIRTY BOMB GOES OFF IN EUROPE... DON'T BLAME THE MUSLIM FREEDOM FIGHTS WHO SET THEM OFF... THEY JUST WANT PEACE AND IF IT WERE NOT FOR ALL OF YOU BEING ALIVE THERE WOULD BE PEACE!!!!
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 09: National Executive Director of Council on American_Islamic Relations(CAIR) Nihad Awad holds a translated copy of the Quran as he speaks during a news conference at the headquarters of CAIR on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The CAIR held a news conference to discuss the latest developments on a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A University of Chicago professor and a Muslim organization linked to the terror organization Hamas are teaming up to proclaim that American occupation of foreign lands is the reason for terrorism.
Word of the cooperation between the Council on America- Islamic Relations and University of Chicago political science professor Robert Pape over his new book, called "Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It," comes from CAIR.
The organization announced in a news release that the book is a "powerful education tool" to challenge "Islamophobia" and that Pape will speak at CAIR's 16th annual banquet Saturday night.
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CAIR cites the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism's evaluation: "Through a close analysis of suicide campaigns by al-Qaida and in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Israel, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka, the authors provide powerful new evidence that, contrary to popular and dangerously mistaken belief, religion alone motivates only a tiny minority of these attacks. Instead, the root cause is foreign military occupation, which triggers secular and religious people to carry out suicide attacks."
A deeper level of cooperation between the Muslim group and the author, however, was revealed by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
The website reported yesterday that Pape was "working secretly" with CAIR to "have its chapters around the country to buy [books] in bulk so they can manipulate the sales to move up the best-seller ranks."
The website said Pape concludes that terrorism is a "response" to "occupation," rather than having anything to do with Islam, which tells its followers to kill "infidels."
"That's appealing to CAIR, which court records show was part of a Hamas-support network in the United States," the IPT said. "Prosecutors say CAIR, which touts itself as the nation's leading Muslim civil rights organization, never withdrew from the conspiracy to support Hamas politically and financially. And the FBI cut off communication with CAIR in 2008, saying it won't resume until 'we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas.'"
IPT reported it reviewed e-mails that showed Pape sought help from CAIR, "hoping to have the Hamas-front group buy 1,000 advanced copies of his new book."
"Pape asserted in his e-mails and other communications to CAIR that the book would advance and reinforce CAIR's ideological views that it is the occupation of Arab lands that causes suicide bombings. CAIR's officials responded with enthusiasm to Pape's thesis and to his proposal for bulk purchases to artificially boost his rankings into the best-seller lists," IPT reported.
The organization quoted Pape's own e-mails that "pre-orders are especially helpful because they allow the press to increase the advertising for the book when it is published, and so help to build momentum for the message in the book – that ending Western occupation of Muslim countries is the best path for reducing the spread of suicide terrorism."
IPT reported Pape declined to respond to a request for comment.
In its announcement about Pape's coming presentation to CAIR, the organization's executive director, Nihad Awad, said, "This groundbreaking new book offers a powerful educational tool to be used in challenging Islamophobia that is based on the false linkage between Islam and suicide terrorism."
Awad said Pape will take part in a workshop on "Challenging Islamophobia" at the organization's CAIR leadership skills training conference, also being held Saturday.
Other speakers at the banquet will include ex-journalist Helen Thomas, who was forced out of her White House beat reporting position after she was caught on film saying that Jews should "get out" of Palestine.
IPT quoted Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum, who said while authors routinely try to generate sales, "there's an underhanded quality to this transaction."
IPT reported his concern is that an "academic" is "pushing a questionable theory with a group trying to deny the existence of Islamist violence."
The author's premise not only changes the subject of a critical conversation in today's world, it denies "realities and is helpful to the Islamists because they can say it has nothing to do with us," the report said.
IPT documented previous praise of the author by various CAIR officials, including the organization's Los Angeles chief, Hussam Ayloush, who has lobbied for people to read Pape's "Dying to Win."
The IPT report said the shooting deaths of 14 individuals, 13 adults and an unborn child, at Fort Hood – allegedly by Muslim Nidal Malik Hasan, disproves Pape's theory.
"Pape would argue that Hasan acted to stop U.S. troops from going to Afghanistan, furthering the occupation theory. But, Pipes notes, Hasan saw the American forces as Crusaders going to kill Muslims, so his entire perspective was colored by his religious identity. In hailing him as a hero, [terror recruiter Anwar al-]Awlaki called Hasan 'a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people,'" IPT reported.
U.S. counter-terrorism officials regard CAIR as a front group for the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood, the spawn of most of the major Islamic terrorist groups, including Hamas and al-Qaida. CAIR and some of its leaders were named unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terror finance case in U.S. history. The Washington, D.C.-based group is suing WND and a father-and-son team that conducted an undercover probe that came up with 12,000 pages of internal documents confirming CAIR's role as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in the U.S. The findings were published in the WND Books best-seller "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America"
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Saturday, October 2, 2010
The FBI on Thursday defended its inclusion of a Chicago Muslim cleric tied in the past to the terrorist groups Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood in a group that recently visited the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and FBI headquarters.
Ross Rice, FBI spokesman in Chicago, acknowledged in an interview that Kifah Mustapha, imam of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Ill., was named as an unindicted co-conspirator during a Hamas funding trial six years ago.
However, Mr. Mustapha "has never been convicted of a crime and never charged with a crime," Mr. Rice said.
"If we thought he was a security risk, we wouldn't have included him" in the FBI's Citizens Academy program, Mr. Rice said.
Mr. Mustapha took part in the six-week program at the FBI's Quantico, Va., facility, which included a three-day visit to Washington, where a group of 30 people, including the cleric, visited the NCTC and FBI headquarters, Mr. Rice said.
Mr. Mustapha is listed in court papers as one of more than 240 unindicted co-conspirators, including people and organizations, that were named in the 2004 terrorism-funding trial of the Dallas-based charity Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.
The Justice Department charged the group and its top officials with illegally funding the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which has carried out bombing attacks in Israel. The NCTC website states that Hamas was behind "high-profile terrorist attacks" against civilians in Israel.
The foundation and five former leaders were found guilty in November 2008 of giving more than $12 million to Hamas. The investigation and trial also produced large numbers of documents from the group and its affiliates that disclosed a covert plan by the Muslim Brotherhood to subvert the U.S. government and create an Islamic state.
The list of co-conspirators identified Mr. Mustapha as among 53 people who were members of the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee, a group set up to funnel funds to Hamas. Another document identified him as the Holy Land Foundation's agent in Illinois.
Mr. Mustapha was named a Muslim chaplain for the Illinois State Police in December, but was dismissed in June after failing a background check that disclosed his past ties to the Holy Land Foundation.
"Due to information revealed during the background investigation, Sheik Kifah Mustapha's appointment as a volunteer ISP chaplain was denied," he said, declining to comment further because the matter is the subject of a lawsuit.
The Muslim advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations, also identified as a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, is suing the Illinois State Police for discrimination in Mr. Mustapha's dismissal.
Mr. Rice said Mr. Mustapha was "an employee" of the Holy Land Foundation, but that his participation in the FBI outreach program was welcome.
"His application was reviewed and vetted by our office," Mr. Rice said. "He is a very influential leader of the Palestinian community here and imam of the largest mosque and was a welcome addition."
Mr. Mustapha declined to comment on the visits or whether he has any link to Hamas.
An NCTC spokesman referred questions to the FBI, and an FBI headquarters' spokesman referred questions to Mr. Rice.
The visits were first reported by Andrew Breitbart's website Big Peace, which included a photograph of Mr. Mustapha and 18 other people inside the NCTC.
Mr. Rice said that during the recent Washington visit, Mr. Mustapha was escorted the entire time as he visited the NCTC headquarters near Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia and the FBI headquarters building.
"He's very sympathetic to the mission of the FBI and has pledged his support," Mr. Rice said.
A former FBI agent said Mr. Mustapha several years ago was listed in the FBI's database as a member of Hamas. "This is a known senior Hamas guy," the former agent said of Mr. Mustapha.
Asked if Mr. Mustapha is listed by the FBI as a Hamas member, Mr. Rice said, "not that I'm aware of."
Mr. Rice dismissed a question about whether Mr. Mustapha could be posing as a double agent for radical Islamists while publicly supporting the FBI. "We would hopefully detect that, and there is no indication of that," he said.
The imam was vetted before his inclusion in the approximately 30 ethnic, religious and business leaders who took part in the Citizens Academy program, he said.
Since 2001, the FBI, along with other U.S. government agencies, has conducted a series of outreach programs designed to develop ties to Muslim communities.
Critics have said the programs have failed to identify legitimate Muslim moderates and have been exploited by some radical Muslims to limit investigations into the covert U.S. activities that support international terrorist groups, including the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood.
Steven Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which has reported extensively on Mr. Mustapha's support for Hamas, said the security issue of visiting sensitive U.S. buildings is only one aspect of the problem.
By making Mr. Mustapha part of the outreach program, the FBI is conferring "respectability" on a Muslim leader who has supported radical Muslims, he said.
"The fact that the FBI brought him in there is a slap in the face to all victims of terrorism and hundreds killed by Hamas," Mr. Emerson said. "If this is U.S. counterterrorism policy, we're doomed."
Jim Phillips, a Middle East specialist at the Heritage Foundation, also questioned the FBI's ties to Mr. Mustapha.
Religious leaders line up behind Ground Zero mosque 'We have the right to the free exercise of our faith'
By Michael Carl
© 2010 WorldNetDaily The Anti-Defamation League, responding to the public rejection of the idea of an Islamic mosque near Ground Zero in New York, has assembled an "Interfaith Coalition on Mosques" to offer support for the right to build religious facilities. The group includes clergy from a multitude of faith traditions, including Executive Director Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Land said the purpose for the coalition is clear. "To help support the First Amendment for all Americans – we have the right to the free exercise of our faith without the interference of the government. For over a hundred years, the Supreme Court has ruled that's not just the federal government, it's all government," Land stated. Listen to Richard Land:
"We agree with that as Baptists. We believe that people have the freedom to worship and to express their faith and to have houses of worship in the places where they live," Land added. However, Americans for Peace and Tolerance founder and president Charles Jacobs says the coalition project proves the ADL has lost its sense of purpose.
"This is the latest liberal outrage of the month. The ADL's mission, what it raises money for, is the protection of the Jewish people from Jew hatred and there's been an enormous rise in anti-Semitism around the globe, even in America," Jacobs explained. "One has to conclude that the ADL is disconnected from the Jewish people," Jacobs said. He said if the actual numbers of attacks against either Muslims or Jews are considered, Jews are still the most frequent target. "There are ten times more attacks on Jews in America than there are against Muslims. Even with that figure, Jews don't go around claiming there's a great 'Jew-o-phobia in America," Jacobs added. Jacobs use of the phrase, "Jew-o-phobia" is a word play on the term Islamophobia, a word that appears at the top of the website for the Council on American and Islamic Relations. The site features a video on Islamophobia produced by CAIR and the national and Washington units of the ACLU. Listen to an interview with Jacobs:
According to ADL, other members of the coalition are Saud Anwar of the American Muslim Peace Initiative, Elliott Cosgrove of Park Avenue Synagogue, C. Welton Gaddy of the Interfaith Alliance, Katharine Henderson of Auburn Theological Seminary, Paul Peter Jesup of the Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephalus Church, Guy Massie of the Diocese of Brooklyn and others. An Islamic monitoring group, Islam Watch, pointed out that CAIR and other Muslim groups successfully have portrayed themselves as victims. Islam Watch writer Amil Imani says most Muslims are paranoid. "As a group, Muslims are paranoid and suffer chronically from the disease of victimization. That is, they either victimize the helpless whenever and wherever they can, or scream murder against the strong. This mentality is one of the many bequests that Muhammad left for his Ummah," Imani said. Land said he joined the coalition because he believes the religious liberty of Muslims is under attack. "At this present moment, it's Muslims who are victims.
We have a case right here in Murfreesboro, Tenn., for instance, where there's been vandalism and arson in an attempt to stop a mosque from being built," Land continued. Land continued by speaking in favor of the Muslim group trying to build the mosque. "They've crossed all the 'T's' and dotted all the 'I's'. They've gotten through all of the zoning requests and people have resorted to violence to keep them from having a place of worship where they live. And we believe that's un-American," Land argued. However, Jacobs says that the Murfreesboro mosque is not simply an innocent object of anti-Muslim prejudice. "The ADL just filed a brief in support of the Islamic Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and they have a board member named Mosad Rawash, who is a supporter of Hamas," Jacobs explained. "He's asked the mosque members to sign a pledge supporting violent jihad and martyrdom of Palestinian fighters against the Israelis. It is beyond bizarre how the ADL could support such mosque leadership," Jacobs added. "Americans are amazingly tolerant and the claim that Muslims are victims of Islamophobia is just bogus," Jacobs observed. Land's support of the Murfreesboro mosque in light of its connection to Hamas is a major reason Crosstalk show host and religious liberty analyst Ingrid Schlueter expressed concern over Land's position. "If Richard Land showed one tenth as much zeal in defending sound biblical doctrine as he has in promoting the expansion of Islam through mosques, we might have a Reformation in the Southern Baptist Convention," Schlueter remarked. "As it stands, Land is aiding and abetting the relentless march of Islam in the West. Ironically, he does it in Jesus name," Schlueter said. Jacobs says the "relentless march of Islam in the West" is largely the product of the media and complicit liberal intellectuals. "What is this all about? It's an attempt to force the liberal vision on the rest of the (Jewish) community. They're going to be dividing the Jewish community over this and they're playing right into the hands of the enemies of the Jewish community," Jacobs observed. "So what the liberal Jews have done is turned Jewish teaching around. It looks like the ADL's mission is no longer the defense of the Jewish people in these dangerous times, it's the defense of the liberal dream," Jacobs added. The ADL Coalition website says, "Working under the sponsorship of the Anti-Defamation League, which initiated the concept, ICOM will carefully monitor incidents of mosque discrimination around the country, gather facts and analyze the information, and speak out when appropriate to help Muslim communities who are encountering prejudice." The open-ended statement of support is an issue for those concerned about the expansion of Islam in the United States. A conservative rabbi who spoke on condition of anonymity said the issue isn't interfaith relations.
"Interfaith dialogue is not the issue. The issue is who's funding the mosques, who's supporting the mosques and who's paying for the educational materials in the mosques." In a recent story in WorldNetDaily, American Family Association culture analyst Bryan Fischer reported that 80 percent of the funding for mosques in the United States comes from Saudi Arabia. Land says that he's not sure of that percentage, and equated Saudi mosque funding to Christian missions. "There are lots of Christian churches in other countries where more than 80 percent of them are funded by American Christian missionary money. And we would say that founding those mosques, or giving money to start those mosques – you're free to do that. "We're not going to say you can't do that because it's a particular form of faith," Land stated. Listen to Richard Land:
Land says that Saudi money for mosques should be allowed even though the Saudis also pay for jihad-promoting religious materials for those mosques. "We have to deal with how each mosque and how each imam interprets jihad. We know that there are many different interpretations of jihad just as there are different interpretations of 'crusade.'" Land emphasized. Regardless of the difference of American opinion on the meaning of jihad, Islamic law is clear. In his exposition of Islamic Law, Reliance of the Traveller, Ahmad Ibn Naqib al Misri, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, writes in Section 09.0 that "Jihad means war against non-Muslims." Land is firm in his support for the ADL's coalition mission even though it requires him to stand up for the rights of Muslims. "The one thing we should never do is to allow any government ... to decide which religions are kosher and which ones are not," Land stated. "Whenever we allow other's religious freedom to be diminished, we set the stage for our religious freedoms to be diminished as well." Jacobs reflects on the whole issue and concludes that at its heart, the issue isn't religious freedom. It's the ADL and misplaced priorities. "The biggest threat to Jewish life is Islamic anti-Semitism.
Number two: They've run away from that path because it's not politically correct or because they're afraid. And number three, they're being played like a violin by this whole political strategy of saying there's a wave of Islamophobia," Jacobs stated. The Anti-Defamation League did not respond to
Reporting from Guatemala City, Danilo Valladares of the Inter-Press Service (IPS) notes that there will be one more barrier for Guatemalan immigrants in their trek to the United States. In addition to dodging dangerous drug traffickers and immigration officials, the latest obstacle is emerging: a wall between Guatemala and Mexico.
According to the head of customs for Mexico’s tax administration, Raul Diaz, the Mexican border state of Chiapas is constructing a wall along the country’s southern border with Guatemala, along the river Suchiate which divides the countries. Diaz says the purpose of the wall is to prevent the passage of contraband, but admits, “It could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants.”
According to Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH), 500,000 people from Central America cross into Mexico illegally every year — the vast majority of them attempting to reach the United States. In addition, smugglers reportedly use the Suchiate River to move goods across the international border without paying duty taxes.
Just as Mexican authorities have opposed more strict border enforcement and the construction of a border fence along the U.S. border with their country, Mexico is now receiving a great deal of criticism from Guatemalan officials. According to IPS, Guatemalan civil and government organizations have called the move “senseless,” saying a border fence will not prevent undocumented migrants from crossing the border on their way north.
“We are watching the Mexican government’s initiative with concern because the migrants are in a situation of highest vulnerability, as demonstrated by the massacre in Tamaulipas, where five Guatemalans died,” Erick Maldonado, executive secretary of Guatemala’s National Council on Migrants, told IPS.
Similar to areas surrounding America’s southern border with Mexico, the Guatemalan-Mexico border region is wrought with crime, including lawless drug cartels’ kidnapping and exploitation of migrants. On Aug. 23, 72 migrants heading north from Guatemala were brutally murdered in San Fernando, a town on the Mexican side of the border. Authorities presume the massacre was carried out by a well-known drug cartel. In addition, a total of 9,758 kidnappings of migrants were reported in Mexico from Sept. 2008 to Feb. 2009, according to the CNDH.
Putting up a wall on the Guatemala-Mexico border “is going to make the migrants’ situation worse, because to meet their needs they are always going to find blind points where there are no migration or security controls, which implies greater risks,” said Maldonado.
Despite eyewitness reports of Mexican border fence construction having commenced — including the mayor of the western Guatemalan municipality of Ayutla — Guatemalan authorities say the Mexican government has yet to comment on the project.
In recent years, the United States government has worked cooperatively with Mexico in attempts to crack down on the flow of drugs into North America. Under the Bush administration signed on to the “Merida Initiative” in 2007. The State Department calls the Initiative a demonstration of “the United States’ commitment to partner with governments in Mexico, Central America, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic to confront criminal organizations whose actions plague the region and spill over into the United States.”
In 2007, Bush pledged $1.4 billion in aid aimed at improving Mexican and Central American military and police security despite reports of widespread corruption and border-area incursions. In 2008, Congress voted to allocate an additional $1.5 billion to the Merida program despite dubious results. Under President Obama’s administration, the Merida Initiative has ballooned. Introducing a “new phase” of the program, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained:
We are expanding the Mérida Initiative beyond what it was traditionally considered to be, because it is not just about security. Yes, that is paramount, but it is also about institution building. It is about reaching out to and including communities and civil society, and working together to spur social and economic development.
In 2010 alone, the United States has given $450 million to Mexico, with an additional $100 million requested from Congress to be sent to Central America, in order to “provide equipment and training to support law enforcement operations and technical assistance for long-term reform and oversight of security agencies,” says the State Department.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has halted the construction of a fence on America’s own southern border and the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to prevent the adoption of localized border state laws attempting to curb the flow of illegal immigrants and drug-related violence.
While the Obama administration condemns the efforts of Arizonans and the calls from many Americans who insist on constructing a fence on the country’s southern border, will the U.S. government continue to funnel millions of taxpayer dollars to Mexico as they build their own border defenses?
Mexico Do As We Say Not As We Do - Now Building A Fence On Their Southern Border But Don't Expect America's Mainstream News To Tell You About It!
Say it is not so Jose!!! When have you seen this story on the major networks or in print?? How about NEVER!!!! Mexico who meddled in America's business is now building their own fence on the Country's Southern Border. Hypocrites! Where is America's Mainstream Media? Chirp...Chirp...
"GUATEMALA CITY, Sep 15 , 2010 (IPS) - Traveling without documents to the United States from Latin America can turn into an odyssey, in which migrants have to elude common criminals and drug traffickers along the way, not to mention the laws on migration. But now another obstacle is emerging: a wall between Guatemala and Mexico.
According to the head of customs for Mexico's tax administration, Raúl Díaz, in order to stop boats carrying contraband, the southern Mexican state of Chiapas is building a wall along the border river Suchiate, similar to the one the United States is building along its southern border with Mexico.
"It could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants," admitted the Mexican official.
Smugglers use the Suchiate River to move products across an international border without paying duty taxes, but at the same time, thousands of Central and South Americans cross the river in their attempts to reach the United States in search of opportunity -- and without the required documents.
Some 500,000 migrants cross Mexican territory without permission each year, according to Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH). "