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Islamic terrorist incidents in the U.S. and Obama says we’re “safe”

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

By Andrew L. Jaffee

President Obama’s claim that the “U.S. is safe from a Paris-style attack from ISIS and that American law enforcement is well equipped to protect the nation” is foolish, obviously inaccurate, and downright misleading. Obama “repeatedly claims we’re safer than ever.” It seems unlikely that Americans are buying Obama’s obfuscations. Just today, a man was charged with attempting to kill a Philadelphia police officer “in the name of Islam.” The Islamic terrorist suspect, shown in the video below taken Friday, “had pledged his allegiance to ISIS.” Also today, we learned of the “arrest of two Iraq-born refugees on terror-related charges” which has rightfully “recharged Capitol Hill calls for the Obama administration to pull back on plans to welcome thousands more refugees from Middle East warzones.”

Even unabashed supporters of the president — like CNN — are reporting the obvious regarding his false assurances:

… [Obama's] comments came amid reports that the FBI is investigating ISIS sympathizers across the nation and a new study shows support for the terrorist group has reached unprecedented levels domestically. …


“A man ambushed a Philadelphia police officer, pumping bullets at point blank range.”

After being attacked by an Islamist thug yesterday, a badly wounded Philadelphia police officer, Jesse Hartnett, bravely took care of the terrorist. He should be commended for his courage. Note that Hartnett fought back with a gun. Note that “Officials also say the gun used in the crime, a 9mm Glock 17, had been stolen from a police officer’s home in 2013…,” reminding us that President Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders regarding “gun control” would have done nothing to stop the Philadelphia perpetrator. All of the president’s “gun control” efforts, and the efforts of his “gun control” allies, will solely make it harder for law-abiding citizens to purchase firearms.

Today’s events serve as a stark reminder to all citizens who cherish freedom: Our liberties are being attacked from within our borders and from without. We’re not “safe” from Islamic terrorism, contrary to President Obama’s meaningless assurances. To literally add insult to injury, the president is attacking our ability to protect ourselves, to protect our loved ones, and to protect this nation.


Compassion or self-destruction? – ACT NOW TO STOP SYRIAN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT TO THE U.S.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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The female San Bernardino shooter pledged support to ISIS, [1] the Islamist terrorist group’s de facto capital IS IN Raqqa, Syria, [2] and the female “San Bernardino Shooter Passed [a] DHS Counterterrorism Background Check.” [3] “FBI director James Comey testified for the second time this year before Congress that the Administration was flatly unable to screen Syrian refugees.” [4] Syria is in absolute chaos, filled with terrorists from ISIS, [2], Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Iran, the Assad regime, etc. [5] “Syria is at the nexus of some of the Middle East’s most central problems, meaning that fallout from its uprising is likely to ripple, in unpredictable ways…” [5] ISIS may have “scores of ‘trained soldiers’ positioned in 15 [American] states.” [6] ISIS successfully attacked Paris. Why wouldn’t any of the many America-hating groups in Syria use “refugee resettlement” to infiltrate the U.S.?

[1] http://abcnews.go.com/US/female-san-bernardino-shooter-pledged-support-isis-sources/story?id=35579983
[2] http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/airstrikes-target-isis-capital-syria-kill-32-militants-article-1.2457279
[3] http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/428013/obama-administrations-much-touted-counterterrorism-screening-fails-jim-geraghty
[4] http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/12/04/refugee-resettlement-contractors-mislead-on-vetting-crime-and-terror/
[5] http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/0607/Syria-conflict-5-warring-factions/The-Assad-regime
[6] http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/06/purported-isis-warning-claims-terror-cells-in-place-in-15-states/


Secretary of State John Kerry excuses Islamist terrorist murder of civilians

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

It’s hard to believe that an American secretary of state would justify terrorism — well, not so hard to believe considering the depravity of the Obama administration. Regarding the savage murder of 12 journalists by Islamists at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris in January, Kerry said:

… “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘OK, they’re really angry because of this and that’” …

“Legitimacy” and “rationale” for the murder of satirical cartoonists drawing and publishing pictures? This is outrageous. John Kerry is despicable, justifying terror meant to silence two of the West’s most hallowed ideals: 1) the practice of free speech and 2) the protection of a free press. Kerry should be fired by President Obama — at least censured — but Obama agrees with Kerry. What a said state of affairs. But such type behavior shall only increase if the American people remain silent.

Stand up for what is right. Remind your elected officials of the ideals enshrined in our nation’s Constitution. Ask that John Kerry step down from his position. Ask your public officials to publicly condemn Kerry and demand that he step down. You can use the following link to contact your elected representatives:

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SUPPORT ISRAEL: Watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Address a Joint Meeting of Congress

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

SUPPORT ISRAEL: Watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a joint meeting of Congress. An extremist Islamist Iran’s going nuclear — and its proxies are causing mayhem in the Middle East. President Obama is doing nothing to stop this madness. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing something — and has the guts and morality to warn the American people of the danger Iran presents to the world — unlike an impotent Obama. Watch now: http://www.c-span.org/video/?324609-2/awaiting-israeli-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-address-congress

Note that:

Despite months of relentless attacks coming from President Obama, his White House, and his sycophants in the mainstream media, here in America Benjamin Netanyahu has seen a boost in his favorability rating to where the Israeli Prime Minister is now in much better shape than our own President.

According to the latest Gallup poll, 45% of Americans view Netanyahu favorably while only 24% view him unfavorably. Since 2012, Netanyahu’s favorability rating has jumped a full 10 points, while his unfavorable rating has risen an insignificant 1%.

The latest favorability ratings for Obama come from a Feb 23 Economist/YouGov poll that shows Obama tied with Netanyahu in favorability with 45%, but with an unfavorable rating of more than double that of Netanyahu’s at 50%. This is a poll of 1000 adults. Gallup polled 837 adults.

As far as job approval, according to the most recent Gallup poll Obama sits at 44% approve, 51% disapprove. …


Iran’s Nuclear Buildup and American Irrelevance

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

by Daniel Pipes*

The Menendez-Kirk “Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013” (S. 1881) threatens the Iranian regime with additional sanctions and appears to be the only way to counter the Obama administration’s flaccidity vis-à-vis Tehran.

I am skeptical, however, that it can do much good.

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Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and Obama Administration

Monday, August 19th, 2013

by Raymond Ibrahim*

Evidence that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood was directly involved in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where Americans including U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens were killed, continues to mount.

First, on June 26, 2013, I produced and partially translated what purported to be an internal Libyan governmental memo which was leaked and picked up by many Arabic websites. According to this document, the Muslim Brotherhood, including now ousted President Morsi, played a direct role in the Benghazi consulate attack. “Based on confessions derived from some of those arrested at the scene,” asserted the report, six people, “all of them Egyptians” from the jihad group Ansar al-Sharia (Supporters of Islamic Law), were arrested. During interrogations, these Egyptian jihadi cell members:

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On Closed Embassies, the Worldwide Travel Alert, and Wimpitude

Monday, August 5th, 2013

by Daniel Pipes*

In April, the city of Boston was effectively under military curfew because two terrorists were on the loose. Now, fears of al-Qaeda attacking has led the U.S. government temporarily to close 21 U.S. embassies in Muslim-majority countries and then issue a worldwide travel alert announcing that “Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure.”

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that the two steps result from “a significant threat stream” and so the authorities “are taking it seriously.”

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Homegrown Terrorists, Rebels in Search of a Cause

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

by Peter A. Olsson*

The Boston bombing has refocused public attention on a steadily growing phenomenon the Obama administration has been trying to sweep under the carpet: domestic Islamist terrorists whose familiarity with American culture makes them more difficult to detect prior to their acts of terror. By way of preventing similar attacks, therefore, it is necessary not only to monitor terror networks but also to understand the psychodynamics of the creation of “homegrown terrorists” in general, and the appeal of radical Islam to “In-betweeners”—young persons in a transitional phase in one or more key aspects of their lives—in particular.

The Vulnerable “In-betweeners”

Clinical psychologist Margaret Singer’s 1995 Cults in Our Midst spells out this behavioral pattern in some detail, explaining the individual’s vulnerability to seduction by an exploitative cult:

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Why Expanded Government Spying Doesn’t Mean Better Security Against Terrorism

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

By Barry Rubin

What is most important to understand about the revelations of massive message interception by the U.S. government is this:

In counterterrorist terms, it is a farce. Basically the NSA, as one of my readers suggested, is the digital equivalent of the TSA strip-searching an 80 year-old Minnesota grandmothers rather than profiling and focusing on the likely terrorists.

There is a fallacy behind the current intelligence strategy of the United States, the collection of massive amounts of phone calls, emails, and even credit card expenditures, up to 3 billion phone calls a day alone, not to mention the government spying on the mass media. It is this:

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Berkeley Profs: ‘Islamophobia’ Greater Threat Than Islamic Terrorism

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

by Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene*

The false narrative that “Islamophobia” is a growing threat received a boost at the “Fourth Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia: From Theorizing to Systematic Documentation,” which took place at the University of California, Berkeley on April 19 and 20, 2013 under the chairmanship of its foremost conceptual proponent, Hatem Bazian. A senior lecturer in UC Berkeley’s department of Near Eastern studies, Bazian directs the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP), a program of the school’s Center for Race & Gender, and sits on the editorial board for the Islamophobia Studies Journal. The IRDP is heavily invested in promoting the belief that “Islamophobia” is on the rise globally and its annual conferences (click here and here to read about previous years) never fail to ratchet up the hysteria.

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Naiveté and disunity is a green light for those who want to exploit us

Monday, May 27th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

Disunity is making it difficult to impossible to deal with the terrorism we see happening all around us. My late father used to caution us that everything should be done in moderation. We were told to approach important decisions with care by weighing every action, looking at all the evidence, and considering all the options. He could not countenance reckless abandon. The fight against terrorism is being hampered severely by a reckless disregard for the truth, an inability to face the facts, a naiveté about the source of terrorism and a lot of propaganda that has politicized terrorism in ways inimical to finding viable solutions. The situation is being made worse by those whose inability to comprehend the dangers have them splitting hairs with their own and thus preventing any joint decisions that need to be reached. During past threats to our way of life in previous generations individuals, leaders and countries came together to confront the enemy but now we come together to comfort the enemy.

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al-Qaeda “decimated?” So much for Obama’s fairy tale

Monday, May 20th, 2013

The war in Afghanistan may be winding down. But the Pentagon’s chief of irregular warfare still sees a war against al-Qaida that will last decades, all over the world — a prospect that prompted astonishment and constitutional debate in the Senate. …

- Wired.com, 5/16/2013

Two Islamist brothers terrorized Boston for days in April. Just a few days ago Fazliddin Kurbanov was charged in Boise, Idaho with “conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists,” according to the Idaho Statesman. The FBI itself said that:

… The Idaho indictment alleges in count one that between August 2012 and May 2013, Kurbanov knowingly conspired with unnamed co-conspirators to provide material support and resources to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The indictment alleges that the material support and resources included himself, computer software and money.

In count two, the indictment further alleges that the defendant conspired to provide material support and resources, including himself, to terrorists knowing that the material support was to be used in preparation for and in carrying out an offense involving the use of a weapon of mass destruction. …

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Dumb and Dumber

Monday, May 20th, 2013

by David P. Goldman*

Errors by the party in power can get America into trouble; real catastrophes require consensus.

Rarely have both parties been as unanimous about a development overseas as they have in their shared enthusiasm for the so-called Arab Spring during the first months of 2011. Republicans vied with the Obama Administration in their zeal for the ouster of Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak and in championing the subsequent NATO intervention against Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. Both parties saw themselves as having been vindicated by events. The Obama Administration saw its actions as proof that soft power in pursuit of humanitarian goals offered a new paradigm for foreign-policy success. And the Republican establishment saw a vindication of the Bush freedom agenda.

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Lessons from the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

by Daniel Pipes*

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s list of “Ten Most Wanted” fugitives dates back to 1950 but the list of “Most Wanted Terrorists” dates back to just after 9/11 and a sense that terrorism had become a strategic threat. Today, the list includes 31 individuals, all of them male and with a single exception (Daniel Andreas San Diego, an animal rights extremist), all of them Muslim:

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Terrorism redux: My thoughts after Boston

Monday, April 29th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

The Jewish Daily Forward published an article on April 17, 2013, soon after the Boston terrorist bombings entitled “Jews Warn Against Rush to Judgment on Boston Marathon Terror Bombings: Security Experts Say History of Mistakes Teaches Caution.” It contained the usual cautionary tripe and left-wing warnings not to presume anything about the bombings and not to jump to conclusions. The article did not, however, avoid musing about connections to Hitler’s birthday, the Oklahoma bombings, and the low-tech nature of the attacks — all conjecture used by the author to obscure the true nature of the terror act and to pin blame on the unobvious. The carnage was actually carried out by obvious culprits and the usual suspects: Muslim terrorists.

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