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November 29 2015 1 29 /11 /November /2015 17:18

‘There is one slight complication, you say.  What about all the Israeli Arabs, full citizens of Israel?  Should they be excluded from the workforce too?  Also, they have unrestricted movement.  Should that be taken away somehow from them?

 

Those who advocate change answer:  If the message for those who want to enter Israel to harm Israelis is “Stay Out,” the message for Israeli Arabs should be “Make Up Your Mind.  You are either full citizens or you wish destroy to your country.”’ – Ari Bussel

 

 

"The whole day you are in front of the screen, go out, spend some time with other children!"

 

Ari Bussel has a message that certainly global Leftists and many American Conservatives might find problematic. Ari’s theme is one of segregation between Jews and violent Jew-hating Muslims. Ari addresses Muslims living in stolen Jewish land called the occupied West Bank by Westerners and Judea and Samaria by understanding Jewish Israelis.

 

Contrary to Leftists and 1st Amendment Americans, I absolutely concur with Ari Bussel. My sentiment in America, if you want to live here than abide by the U.S. Constitution and our American heritage OR leave or be expelled. Thus Jewish citizens of Israel should have the same self-preservation sentiments toward Jew-hating Muslims whether they are Israeli citizens or work non-Israeli Arab Muslims working in Israel yet seeking the Jewish State’s destruction or the murder of all Jews.

 

JRH 11/29/15

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Shifting Gear

 

By Ari Bussel

Sent: 11/28/2015 11:44 PM

 

According to many, Israel must shift gears, but she has not yet internalized the urgency of her dilemma.

 

With almost daily attacks against her citizens, in cities throughout Israel, the efforts by the security forces to thwart the violence are not sufficiently successful. 

 

A great deal goes into this endeavor, but Israel has not found an effective enough deterrent against a brainwashed generation, one whose only passion in life is to become martyrs and whose parents dream of nothing else than the children they groomed for this specific task to achieve eternal glory by shedding Jewish blood.

 

"When I am older, I want to murder Jews!"

"To murder Jews is not a problem to arrange.

But being older, I would not really count."

 

Here are some of the steps suggested by those who see a policy shift as necessary:  

 

(a) Immediate cessation of employment of Arabs and actionable steps against those employers who employ them illegally.  

 

(b) Restriction of free movement in Judea and Samaria until calm is restored.  

 

(c) Sending a clear and unequivocal message to Israeli Arabs that it is time to decide if their future lies as citizens of the Jewish state or as members of another country.

 

 

Presented with the above points, one is astonished to see the similarities between Israel’s dilemmas and future course of action and what is taking place right now in France and elsewhere in Europe.  Yet there such measures are a necessity no one questions, while in Israel anyone daring to think about them is immediately labeled a “hardliner” and worse.

 

Let us examine these proposed measures.

 

Arabs from “Palestinian Authority territories” should not be allowed to work in Israel.  It is not a question of “collective punishment,” perhaps just basic common sense. 

 

Tens of thousands Muslim Arabs are permitted to enter Israel every day to work.  Some are issued permits that allow them to sleep in Israel, but most have to return to their homes every day.  All such permits should be revoked.

 

It was previously presumed that males in their 30s, married with children, who earn twice or more for daily work in Israel, would not engage in terror.  This has been used as a guideline for issuing permits and most recently proven a fallacy in this Intifada. 

 

Apparently, what the West considers “logical” does not apply in this neighborhood, and conversely what is permissible and expected here (e.g. slashing a human being’s throat, murdering parents alongside their very young children or kidnapping and murdering youth because they are Jewish) is utterly incomprehensible in the West.

 

To stop employing Muslim Arabs, how does one know they are Muslim and not Christian?  Simply – those coming from “Palestinian Authority territories” are Muslim.  Most Christians have been driven out of there, or fled in fear of their life.

 

To those who call themselves “Palestinians,” much like ISIS, the land must be clean of any “filth” (their term for Jews and Christians and other non-believers), and they have been most effective in achieving this goal.  While we consider a 13 or 16 year-old boy or girl innocent and incapable of any wrongdoing, in the employ of the “Palestinian” society, they have become instruments of death and weapons of terror, and their sole aspiration and existence hinges upon spilling Jewish blood.

 

At school, there are classrooms named after their friends who became Shahids (martyrs).  Sport fields are also named after them.  At city squares, there are monuments glorifying their achievements.  On TV, radio and the internet, songs and video clips focus on their amazing deeds.  The politicians repeatedly urge duplication of their heroic actions and provide the justification for carrying them out.  In short, the devil’s army looks to the West as innocent children and blameless youth, when in fact, it is weaponized and ready to strike.

 

An equal or greater number of Muslim “Palestinians” enter Israel without said permits.  To fight this situation, each Israeli employer caught employing Arab workers (who are not Israeli citizens) should be fined to such an extent that it will serve as a deterrent to any and all employers who think that is the way to go.  In Israel, incidentally, “teaching via one’s pocketbook” works tremendously well.  All that is required is intensive enforcement.

 

Furthermore, say those who are determined to eradicate the current wave of terror, additional steps are necessary.  Not only work permits should be rescinded.  Movement of Arabs in areas not specifically under “Palestinian Authority” rule should be prohibited.  The message should be clear:  As long as your purpose is to murder us, you are not welcome in our midst.

 

There used to be checkpoints, the vast majority of which has been removed in recent years.  Except, the few remaining checkpoints do little to prevent the new terror attacks; on the contrary, they invite terrorist to carry out their deeds right then and there.

 

Free movement has resulted in inflicting blood terror everywhere.  All that one requires is a knife, scissors or another sharp object or a vehicle (passenger car, bus, van, tractor).  Just aim and hit a group of pedestrians.  Jewish children at a bus stop? What a tasty, juicy target.  And so on.  Free movement on Israeli roads means the ability to reach Israelis and hit them in their soft belly – murdering innocent children, women, the elderly or anyone else one encounters.

 

There is a physical barrier that has prevented terrorism and has nullified the effectiveness of the Second Intifada.  It is made of many segments – wall, fence, the freeway or a hill, i.e. geographic and topographic barriers.  This separation barrier must be reinforced, to ensure that those who want to harm Israel be prevented from entering Israel and endangering her citizens.

 

There is one slight complication, you say.  What about all the Israeli Arabs, full citizens of Israel?  Should they be excluded from the workforce too?  Also, they have unrestricted movement.  Should that be taken away somehow from them?

 

Those who advocate change answer:  If the message for those who want to enter Israel to harm Israelis is “Stay Out,” the message for Israeli Arabs should be “Make Up Your Mind.  You are either full citizens or you wish destroy to your country.”

 

For decades, ever since her inception as a modern country, Israel has treated her Arabs (Christian or Muslim) and other minorities as full citizens of the Jewish state.  She has done so with only one exception – Arab citizens do not serve in the military (interestingly, other minorities do serve, including the Druze, Bedouin, Circassian).  Without any debt to society, they enjoy full rights and are completely integrated. 

 

For instance, if one looks at any road sign in Israel, it is in three languages – Hebrew, Arabic and English.  To those requiring more “substantive” evidence, Arabs serve on the Supreme Court, in the Parliament as full-fledged members, as judges, teachers, poets, movie producers and directors, doctors, nurses, professors, etc.

 

There are “mixed” cities throughout Israel, from Jerusalem, Nazareth, Acre, Jaffe (part of Tel Aviv major metropolitan), Lod, Haifa and others.  Jews and Arabs live together, or side by side, their society completely integrated.

 

Unfortunately, some have shown how ungrateful one can be, spitting into the well from which they drink, draining Jewish blood into it (and if they could, they would contaminate it with poison).

 

As Israeli Arabs and their leadership in the Israeli parliament (holding 13 out of 120 seats) continue their quest for separation from Israel, prefer to be called “Palestinians,” encourage and participate in the current terror intifada and act as a Fifth Column within Israel proper, Israelis (Jews) have chosen to stay away from Arab businesses.

 

Etched into the collective memory is one of the first terrorist attacks that happened in the Old City in Jerusalem at the beginning of the current Blood Intifada. 

 

A couple with their very young son was walking and a Muslim Arab terrorist started stabbing them.  The wife, with a knife still in her shoulder, managed to grab the child and run, pleading to no avail with the other Arab shopkeepers to help her and her son, to provide a shelter from a madman.  At the same time, the terrorist was stabbing her husband repeatedly, to death.

 

One Jerusalemite Arab spat at her.  Another wished her death.  A third kicked her.  A fourth cursed her.  Another stood with a coke can and enjoyed the scene, as if marveling at a TV program.

 

If a family cannot walk safely in Israel’s capital city, at the holiest place in the world for the two oldest monotheistic religions in the entire region, the situation warrants attention.  The status quo means freedom to worship as one wishes but not on account and to the exclusion of the other. 

 

The Arabs refuse to recognize the right of anyone else to exist and worship, and they are determined to change the status quo by spilling blood and spreading terror.  They have done so successfully in the past, driving away the Christians from Lebanon and Bethlehem, and they want to drive the Jews from Israel.  It is a long held dream, as long as the modern State of Israel, “to throw the Jews to the Sea.”

 

The “Palestinians” and their ISIS cohorts use the same intimidation tactics, and those work.  Except Israelis are a stubborn people.  If nothing else, those devout Muslims should at least remember reading once, somewhere, that the Jews are a very stubborn people indeed.  They can find multiple references to that in the Bible; alas they only recognize the Judeo-Christian Bible for the benefit of the West eager to know that Islam is an offshoot of its own religious cradle.

 

So despite the mounting death toll, Israelis’ determination only intensifies.  Thus, a standstill is reached.  On the one side those ISIS-like “Palestinians,” on the other side those “most-stubborn” Israelis.

 

Change advocates point out Arab leadership has not come out against the daily murders.  Quite on the contrary, the society at large encourages and supports the terror unleashed on Israel.  Its leaders excuse, justify and glorify what is taking place. There was one exception:  The Arab mayor of Nazareth in an outburst against the Arab MKs (Members of the Knesset) said the terror unleashed is hurting his city, as Israelis stopped buying and dining there.

 

Many say this is exactly what should take place:  avoid Arab-owned businesses.  Stay away from Jewish-owned businesses that employ Arabs.  Then, and only then, they might wake up and understand that this Intifada is bad for business, their business.

 

For anyone who is already on the edge of their seats ready to protest such horrible ideas by “hardliner advocates” (they are only “hardliners” if they are Israel-proponents) ready to use a plethora of names (starting with Islamophobes and Extremists), just ask yourselves if that is not exactly what you strive for when you promote “two states for two people, a Jewish and a Muslim state, side by side?” 

 

First, complete separation.  Then, if normalcy can be achieved and safety and security maintained, a more open co-existence can be tried.  But at the moment, those who do not like Israel, those who prefer not to be called Israelis and those who act to bring Israel’s downfall should leave or stay out.  They are not welcome in Israel.  This message now being sent by some should be clear, its pitch noticeable to all.  When the message is voiced by one and all, the world might start taking notice.  Until then, it is an incoherent gibberish.

 

Alas, Arab Israelis do not want to leave.  They tell us explicitly it is “their” country, they are the landlords and Jews must return to Europe (most of them forget they came from Egypt or Saudi Arabia less than a century ago to find employment from the Zionists, now claim Lordship).  Israeli Arabs want to stay, because they know the best and safest place for them is Israel.  There is no better place for a Muslim Arab then in Israel proper.  Except, they need to make a choice they refuse to make. 

 

Israeli Arabs need to decide if they prefer to remain Israeli citizens or if they want to see the erasure of the Jewish state from existence.  Indecision is unacceptable, for Israelis are determined to remain in their ancient homeland. 

 

Remaining in oblivion is no longer an option, for the situation, like a cancer that has spread, has reached a tipping point where action is required if the body is to survive.

 

Anyone can see the Muslim Arabs, by their own actions, are bringing hard times to their people, since those in Israel may start feeling the integration crumpling.  Those in “Palestine” will understand that Jews, who were willing to co-exist, employ them and live side-by-side, are now—out of fear of their lives—no longer willing to do so.

 

An unintended consequence of Israeli deaths – sacrificed by Muslim terrorists on the altar of Death-to-the-Filthy-Jews – is to bring suffering to Muslims as well.  Except, it is becoming more and more evident, the latter do not care.  For them, the suffering is a small price to pay.  The more Jewish blood that is spilled and the greater the fear in the hearts of the Israelis, the greater is their achievement. 

 

If we internalize this, we then know better how to fight.  The Muslim Arabs have raised and trained a generation for one thing only:  so it can be unleashed, wave after wave, as cheap and easily replaceable human killing machines.  All the Muslim Arabs need to do is send one to two a day, or three to five.  They have hundreds of thousands standing at ready to do their bidding, to achieve eternal glory for their families and themselves.

 

Are these Muslim Arabs who call themselves “Palestinians” different from their brethren of the Islamic State?  It seems to many, the similarities are striking.  The more blood they shed, the greater their deed.  The more gruesome their actions, the more fear they spread.  Both have unlimited resources; the latter from conquering oil fields, taking over banks and businesses and looting artworks and other treasures and the former from a non-stop flow of funding from the USA and Europe.

 

It is important to note that Europe and the USA are financing those who carved themselves a state out of the Body Israel.  They are active participants in Israel’s fate, neglecting the reality that what works against Israel is then immediately exported to the European capitals and later to the USA. 

 

For those still in doubt, try to remember the Friday attacks in Paris in November 2015 that left 130 dead.

 

Israel needs to take extreme measures, and these do not sit well with the open and all-inclusive society Israel has created.  But, say those who want change, if Israel does not take these steps now, she will continue to pay the price in blood. 

 

Winter 2014:

Me:  "Ok, Mom, I am going out."

Mom:  "Take a coat, it is cold outside."

 

Winter 2015:

Me:  "Ok, Mom, I am going out."

Mom:  "Take a knife.  It is dangerous outside."

 

First, the Muslim Arabs threw rocks.  Then they threw Molotov Cocktails.  Then they used knives.  From knives they graduated to live weapons.  And from there, they returned to the tested old methods of missiles and bombs.  To step up, rather than using regular bombs from the manufacturing facilities in Gaza and Iran, all that one should do is use dirty bombs.

 

To my European and American readers – we are repeatedly warned to remember what is happening in Israel will soon come to a theater nearby. In Paris, they shot one concertgoer after the next, in sequence, void of any compassion and with utter determination and joy, and only stopped to reload their guns.

 

If the steps suggested may not be to our taste, we are told to consider, what would we do if the theater were right in our neighborhood, city or country?  The steps proposed, insist the presenters, are nothing compared to what the French or the authorities in Belgium or other countries have implemented once attacked.

 

Alas, proponents for change say Israel has always been held to a different standard by the world than it holds itself. Since she is blamed and maligned any way, at least she will manage to better protect her citizens and restore normalcy by such a complete separation.

 

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This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.

 

Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.

 

© Israel Monitor, November 2015

 

First Published November 22, 2015

Contact:  bussel@me.com

 

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November 29 2015 1 29 /11 /November /2015 13:38

 

A close Internet friend sent me a link to an Earl Cox post in Breaking Israel News. Mr. Cox is described as a broadcaster and journalist that is a friend of the Jewish State of Israel. And from the tenor of the article I perceive he is a Christian Zionist – my kind of guy.

 

JRH 11/29/15

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Christian Apathy Contributes to Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
 

By Earl Cox

November 24, 2015 12:00 pm

Breaking Israel News

 

Where are all of the Christians who should be standing for right and against wrong? Where are all of the Christians who should be standing for Israel? G-d Himself in Genesis 12:3 said, “I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and the one who curses you (does not stand) I will curse.”

 

A basic premise of Christian faith and roots has everything to do with Israel. To ignore Israel is to shun G-d’s word of an eternal covenant with His Chosen People, the Jews, and an eternal covenant cannot be broken. Our silence in our own countries also affects Israel, its land and people. It is imperative that Christians all over the world stand and contend for Israel.

 

By remaining silent or neutral, Christians are enabling evil everywhere to flourish. Being apathetic is yielding to the preponderance and brutal degree of inhumane suffering caused by those who live outside the Judeo-Christian ethic.


The tenets of good and evil based on Judeo-Christian principles have been our standard, even mainstay, for two thousand years and they have served humanity well so why change them? It would be better to perfect the world based on G-d’s principles than to change them based on the world’s persistence on mixing up right and wrong. Evil and wickedness are the result and terror, it seems, is the means in this postmodern world.

 

It was during the Holocaust that a Christian minister in Germany observed the changing mindset of the people and the Nazi slaughter of the Jews. He is quoted as saying “silence in the face of evil is itself evil. G-d will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” These are sobering words that loudly ring of truth today.

 

In this time of resurgent violence against Israeli Jews that is by now recognizably cyclic in intensity but always simmering historically, we Christians absolutely must defend our brothers and sisters in Israel. While some have been active for quite a long time, others who should be active are sadly remaining silent and on the sidelines.

 

The call to stand up for Israel is true also for Jews in order that they do not have their religion and rights undermined by legal means, media opposition or other hostile opposition. As far as media opposition, the Jews of Israel have a lot to lose if a particular Israeli English speaking leftist paper were to have its way. We already see what hostile opposition looks like. There is currently an apparent legal opposition to Jewish history and sacred sites now by the UN with UNESCO’s declaration of Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs as being Muslim.

 

We have a biased international body with certain legal abilities to change history and likely alter visitation rights to holy sites sacred to both Christians and Jews. The modern rewriting of the history of the Temple Mount by Muslims is well known. Injustice to Jewish history must be opposed on all fronts.

 

It is essential for Christians and Jews to work together. We must take our Judeo-Christian principles to the courts in each of our countries, to the world courts and to university campuses. We must teach and uphold our G-d given Judeo-Christian principles and make certain the facts on the ground are accurately taught (and reported) to be sure students are receiving accurate information in their quest for a balanced education.

 

It will take every ounce of our strength here in America to keep our government aligned in allegiance to the G-d given land of Israel and to the Jewish nation of Israel. What G-d provides, no man has a right to discard or destroy. The commandments and covenants of G-d are forever and when He says they are eternal that is exactly what He means … forever. Standing for Israel is the same as standing for G-d and vice-versa.

 

It is only in democratic, freedom loving societies mostly in the U.S., Europe and Israel that Christians really are able to take a stand for the faith without punitive retribution. For the moment this is true but the future is uncertain if we remain silent and allow evil to gain ground and triumph.

 

Let us remember the haunting words of Martin Niemoller (1892-1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who said, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”

 

Reprinted with author’s permission from The Jerusalem Post


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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?

 

JRH 11/28/15

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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: 

 

 

 

 

  • 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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Shamim Masih begins by talking about the recent Islamic terrorism in Paris then proceeds this is the normal state of mind in his home nation of Pakistan among Muslims.

 

JRH 11/25/15

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Global Massacre and its Root Cause

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 11/22/2015 1:11 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: After the recent Paris, attack, I had a chance to speak on a TV live show on Roze TV [RozeTV.com], “Debate with Nasir” [Shamim in Urdu 11/14/15]. I was among the three panelists, one political analyst Jan Achakzi [APNA.tv and Wikipedia] and another was a journalist. Unfortunately instead of criticizing those attacks in Paris and this type of terror activities in the world, those two were arguing in the favor of terrorist and giving reasons.

 

Since I am writing, my struggle is against this mind set, it is not a matter or fight against Islam or its terrorist organizations like Al-Qaida, Taliban, ISIS, Laskher-e-Tiybba, Jeshe-e-Mohammad, etc., etc. We are fighting against the mind set and its proclamation. Though it is said that every Muslim is not terrorist and not directly involved in these organizations, however most of them are having the same mind set. We are a witness to many incidents/persecutions against minorities in my country. In Pakistan the discriminatory activities against the marginalized portion of the society clearly shows the mindset of the Islamic proclamation.

 

Since 9/11 attacks in USA there are a series of attacks in different areas and subsequently attacks on the bases of those organizations in the world. Many of the people give baseless excuses but forget that in every act [the] tool is from the Muslim faith. I want to ask them why Muslims are involved in these type of activities around the world, in Philistine [Blog Editor: I’m fairly certain Shamim means Palestine], Kashmir, some African countries, Middle East and other parts of the world. (Genesis 16:11-12 [NKJV - Referencing Ishmael]) Europeans and Americans have to think before doing any humanitarian activity for Muslims, like taking in these Syrian and Egyptian refugees. Muslims are enjoying every single right in the name of humanity but not ready to give liberty to other religions in their countries. They (Muslims) go and preach Islam in another country but don’t allow [others] to read the Bible in Saudi Arabia.

 

We have seen this practice and one Muslim religious scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi [WikipediaBlog Editor: Interestingly Ghamidi’s endorsement of violent Jihad is related fighting against oppression and unbelievers. Oppression is fought by keeping order; meaning Islamic Supremacism and unbelievers ruling over Muslims. Interesting reads HERE and HERE] endorsed and gave the solid root cause of these terrorist activities. Javed Ahmad Ghamidi said that the root cause of terrorism that is being committed by some Muslims today is the religious thought which is being preached in the Muslim madrassas [Merriam-Webster] and being propagated through their political movements. Almost every single madrassa and religious scholar is teaching the four main doctrines of their religious thought. They may not be doing it publicly, but they are doing it nevertheless – they surely are!

 

First: polytheism, kuffar [Wikipedia], or apostasy (someone who abandons Islam) committed anywhere in the world, they are all punishable by death [WikiIslam, Religion of Peace and Answering-Islam] and we [i.e. the Muslims] have the right to implement this punishment.

 

Secondly: they preach that non-Muslims were born to be subjugated [Breaking Israel News, Political Islam and Raymond Ibrahim]. None other than Muslims have the right to govern. And if there is someone ruling, every non-Muslim government is illegitimate. We shall overthrow any such government whenever we have the capacity.

 

The third teaching is that all the Muslims of the world should be under the rule of a single Islamic government that is called The Caliphate [Wikipedia, BBC and Julia Voelker McQuaid]. [Even] Their independent states have no legitimacy.

 

The fourth doctrine is that the modern nation state is the form of kuffar and there is no room in Islam for it.

 

These are the four basic tenets of current religious thought. The Pakistani government and its citizens should confront the current religious thought, this religious narrative.

 

It is to appreciate that the education system of the religious seminaries (madrassas) violate a humans’ rights.  Any specialized education in any discipline cannot be forced onto a child. It is the right, the very basic right, of every child to have twelve years of broad based education. Thereafter, he may choose to become a scholar or a scientist. Every Muslim religious seminary works on the principle of transforming a 5-7 years old child into a religious scholar. No one has the right to do this; or to force them to become a doctor or an engineer.

 

After a broad based education of 12 years, [Muslims], many choose to become whatever they may wish to. This practice must be abandoned. For this to take effect the civil society must prepare itself and people must educate themselves.

 

The Muslims government must be pressurized not to allow any institution to take students for specialization before twelve years of broad based education. Or we need to draw a line before any humanitarian activities.  

 

Be Blessed,


Shamim Masih

 

The best way to SUPPORT Shamim’s Christian advocacy in Pakistan is via Western Union sending money with this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone - +92-300-642-4560

 

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Justin writes some insights on Muslim refugees in the USA.

 

JRH 11/24/15

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A Band-Aid On a Bullet Wound

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 11/21/2015 1:44 PM

 

Temporarily stopping the influx of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into America in order to counter Islamic terrorism is like placing a Band-Aid on a bullet wound. Still, it is a good first step, and American families, who understand that Islamic terrorism is not isolated to some few "radical" groups like Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Islamic State, were well represented on November 16th and 19th, when at least thirty-one U.S. Governors and the House of Representatives set course to block President Obama's plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees into America next year.

 

By Tuesday, after the Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight governors were saying that Syrian refugees are not welcome in their state, and by Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 289-127 in favor of a bill that requires "greater scrutiny" of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

 

Secretary of State John Kerry is advocating that 65,000 Syrian refugees be brought in next year. And Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton states that we must accept no less than 100,000.

 

If the House bill should fail in the Senate, all U.S. Governors should follow Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's example. He issued an executive order authorizing "all departments, budget units, agencies, offices, entities and officers of the executive branch of the State of Louisiana ... to utilize all lawful means to prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees ... while this Order is in effect." The House should also revisit the matter in any upcoming spending bill, even if it means shutting down the government.

 

Most Americans, many of our leaders as well, are aware that terrorists infiltrating groups of refugees are only part of the problem. They are not speaking of imaginary space-aliens, when they cognitively and logically reason that the ideological doctrines within Islam, such as the mandated perpetual war between the House of Islam and the House of War (non-Muslims) and the supposed supremacy of Islam, creates the prime motivation for the endemic violence of Islam. Americans understand that the terrorists are found in the ranks of converts like Carlos Bledsoe, second and third generation U.S. Muslims like Anwar al-Awlaki and refugees like the Tsarnaev brothers; and, as such, it certainly does not make any sense to import tens of thousands of more potential terrorists, in the middle of a generational and civilizational war between Islamic and Western principles.

 

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that we shouldn't be accepting "any Syrian refugees without complete assurance those we are welcoming intend us no harm", but when dealing with the agents of Islam, "complete assurance" would be a false assurance. One cannot offer an assurance against Muslims insidiously infiltrating any neighborhood, as they frequent ballgames, movies and restaurants and act like normal citizens, until they unleash bloodbath upon bloodbath, just like the Abdeslam brothers did in France, terrorist bomber Ramzi Yousef did at the World Trade Center in 1993, nineteen terrorists did on 9/11 and Abdulazeez did at the Chattanooga Naval facility.

 

Late Tuesday night, eight Syrian men were arrested in Honduras using stolen Greek passports. They were headed for the U.S., and they didn’t speak a word of Greek.

 

And, Sen. Rand Paul recently pointed out that two Iraqi Al Qaeda members were caught in Bowling Green, KY in 2009, as they attempted to buy Stinger missiles. He also noted the scores of Somalians who came here as "refugees" and then returned to Somalia to fight for Boko Haram.

 

From the G-20 conference in Turkey, President Obama stated: "... a religious test for [people] fleeing from a war-torn country ... is not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests for our compassion." But, on November 19th, Speaker Ryan defended this legislation, which was supported by 47 Democrats, saying, "It's a security test, not a religious test."

 

Obama revealed himself once more to be an arrogant, condescending, hypocritical liar, since he led the legal battle to deport the Romeike family, German Christians, last year. A judge had acknowledged they were escaping religious persecution and initially granted them asylum, but Obama demanded their return to Germany.

 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott penned a letter to Obama that read "American humanitarian compassion could be exploited to expose Americans to similar deadly danger" (i.e. Paris attacks), and he also stated that the federal government cannot guarantee the Syrian refugees would not contain a significant number of potential terrorists. "As such, opening our door to them irresponsibly exposes our fellow Americans to unacceptable peril."

 

Isn't keeping murderers out of America and defending America our leaders’ first duty?

 

On Nov. 16th, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told radio host Hugh Hewitt: "I don't trust this administration to effectively vet the people that they're asking us to take in. we need to put the safety and security of the American people first."

 

The security screening cannot be too precise and accurate, notwithstanding the fact that it takes 18 to 24 months. As many officials, like Rep. Bob Goodblatte (R) have observed, we cannot thoroughly screen someone, when we don't have access to their actual records, due to the war.

 

Please also note that last year the Obama administration unilaterally relaxed the security assessments of an untold number of "refugees" who confessed to providing "limited material support" to terror groups.

 

Testifying on Capitol Hill last month, FBI Director James Comey once again acknowledged that database "gaps" seriously limit the U.S.'s ability to properly screen Syrian refugees: "If someone has never made a ripple in the pond in Syria ... reflected in our database, we can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing showing up because we have no record of them."

 

Senator Chuck Schumer, a top Democrat, is now saying, "We may need a pause in our refugee program."

 

Resettle these "refugees" in Muslim majority nations. Let them go to Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Emirates, the five wealthiest countries on the Arabian Peninsula, which have not accepted a single refugee to date.

 

Aside from all of this, something is also horribly wrong with our passport tracking system. Terrorists from America and Europe are bragging about how easy it is to travel to Islamic enclaves and return, just like Paris terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Abdulazeez, who murdered the U.S. soldiers in Chattanooga, not to mention visa overstays.

 

America should not fall sway to Obama's false piety, as he spoke at the G-20 conference of Syrian parents, children and orphans. Look at how easily and naturally Muslims booed and shouted "Allahu Akbar" at a soccer game on November 18th in Turkey, when a moment of silence was called for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. Understand the prevalence of the "eye for an eye" philosophy ingrained in Islamic culture and applied against any perceived wrong, at the slightest provocation, across the entire world, from France to Mali, despite the fact their Islamic doctrines have created their own misery. And then, rather than open the door to thousands of more potential and active terrorists, remember American parents and children murdered on 9/11 and at Boston -- American children orphaned -- and act forcefully and effectively to ensure something similar or worse will never happen on our watch again: Press America's leaders to halt all Muslim immigration now.

 

By Justin O Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

 

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John R. Houk

Hat Tip: Tony Newbill

November 23, 2015

 

It has been some time since contributor pseudonym Tony Newbill has sent something to dig my teeth into. Tony usually deals with Conspiracy Theory issues; however this time it seems his email is a bit closer to Conspiracy rather than Theory.

 

The first link in the email is to a Youtube video of Ben Swann talking about proof obtained from Judicial Watch that the Obama Administration was instrumental in creating the viability of the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS/Daesh.

 

Benjamin "Ben" Swann (born July 17, 1978) is an American journalist. He has worked in New MexicoTexas and Ohio.[1] While at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio, he produced a fact-checking series entitled Reality Check, which gave him national coverage for his reporting about controversial issues. Swann announced he was leaving WXIX-TV on May 31, 2013,[2]and on May 30, 2013, he said he would launch a crowd source funded "Truth In Media" to continue production of his show through a Chicago production team.[3] In June 2015, he joined CBS46 (WGCL-TV) in Atlanta as evening news anchor.[4] READ THE REST (Ben Swann; Wikipedia; This page was last modified on 11/13/15 00:08)

 

Data connected to Swann:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the Reality Check 3:55 story on the U.S. creating ISIS.

 

VIDEO: Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria

 

 

Published by Ben Swann

Published on Nov 19, 2015

 

There is so much debate over how the U.S. and other nations will stop ISIS but can these leaders be trusted? Ben Swann exposes secret DOD documents that prove the U.S. wanted ISIS to emerge in Syria.

 

And now to the next link in the Tony Newbill. The link is to an Inquisitor news story by Louis Babcock about how ISIS is using an addictive pill called Captagon. Evidently the Captagon has been around for some time. According to the Inquisitor article it gives one the euphoric feeling of invincibility.

 

For a history of Captagon’s original purpose Wikipedia has a good article. There you discover the scientific name is Fenethylline (or variations thereof). Apparently that which it was designed for has fallen out effective viability. These days the big money in Captagon production is in the illegal drug trade especially in the Middle East.

Captagon pills are displayed along with a cup of cocaine at an office of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF), Anti-Narcotics Division in Beirut on June 11, 2010. (Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Here is some excerpts from a Forbes article that provides a clear present day application:

 

This week brought a wave of articles about the drug Captagon— it’s being billed as the drug that’s fueling Syria’s bloody war.  But Captagon is far from new, it isn’t the first time it’s been in the news, and the problem is bigger than Syria. Here’s what you need to know.

 

What is Captagon?

 

Captagon is one of several brand names for the drug compound fenethylline hydrochloride. Captagon is not a new drug. The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia places its debut in 1961, when it was manufactured by Chemiewerk Homburg, a subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Degussa. The patent for its production dates to 1962, according to the Merck Index.

 

How does Captagon work?

 

Captagon is in the family of drugs known as amphetamines. These drugs are human-made but are chemically related to natural neurotransmitters like dopamine and epinephrine (aka adrenaline). When a person takes Captagon, their metabolism breaks the drug down to amphetamine itself, as well as to theophylline, a molecule that naturally occurs in small amounts in tea and that also has cardiac stimulating activity.

 

Amphetamine drugs stimulate the central nervous system, increasing alertness, boosting concentration and physical performance, and providing a feeling of well-being. In a BBC Arabic documentary that premiered earlier this fall, users described the intensity of a Captagon high to filmmakers in no uncertain terms: “I felt like I own the world, high,” one said. “Like I have power nobody has. A really nice feeling.” And another had this to say: “There was no fear anymore after I took Captagon.”

 

 

… But by the 1980s the medical community had determined that Captagon’s addictive properties outweighed its clinical benefits. At that point it was banned in most countries. Long-term amphetamine users can suffer from side effects such as extreme depression, sleep deprivation, heart and blood vessel toxicity, and malnutrition, according to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

 

 

… Making Captagon takes “only basic knowledge of chemistry and a few scales,” Lebanese psychiatrist Ramzi Haddad told Reuters. And apparently Captagon has enough brand recognition that counterfeit pills are commonly found in authorities’ drug seizures. One analysis of fake Captagon found no fenethylline hydrochloride (the true active ingredient). …

 

 

… Captagon means big money for Syria- a major producer of the drug. READ ENTIRETY (What You Need To Know About Captagon, The Drug Of Choice In War-Torn Syria; By Carmen Drahl; Forbes; 11/21/15 05:01 AM)

 

Without further ado below is the Newbill link to the Inquisitor.

 

JRH 11/23/15

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Syrian War Drug: What Effects Does This Drug Have On Fighters In Syria? [Video]
 

By Louis Babcock

November 20, 2015

Inquisitor

 

Syrian war drug is turning fighters in Syria into soldiers with almost superhuman abilities. The drug is call Captagon. Captagon is a potent amphetamine tablet and is considered highly addictive. When taken, Syrian fighters are able to stay awake for multiple days, and it also allows them to kill with recklessness. The drug also affects the mind in such a way that Syrian fighters feel nothing when they kill someone. Captagon essentially makes the person numb to any of the feelings a person would get when killing another human. The BBC was doing a documentary in September, and three men who have used the drug spoke about how it made them feel.
 

“You can’t sleep or even close your eyes, forget about it. And whatever you take to stop it, nothing can stop it.”

 

“I felt like I own the world high. Like I have power nobody has. A really nice feeling.”

 

“There was no fear anymore after I took Captagon.”

 

VIDEO: The Drug Fueling Conflict In Syria (28:56)

 

 

Posted by Journeyman Pictures

Published on Sep 21, 2015

 

Syria's War Drug: A look inside production of Captagon, the powerful amphetamine being used by soldiers in Syria. … There is more related to Journeyman Pictures

 

In 2014, Reuters did a report on how the Syrian war has turned Syria into a major drug producer in the region. An excerpt from the Reuters report is below.

 

“Syrian government forces and rebel groups each say the other uses Captagon to endure protracted engagements without sleep, while clinicians say ordinary Syrians are increasingly experimenting with the pills, which sell for between $5 and $20.”

 

A drug control officer spoke about what he has seen in people who have used the drug.
 

“We would beat them, and they wouldn’t feel the pain. Many of them would laugh while we were dealing them heavy blows. We would leave the prisoners for about 48 hours without questioning them while the effects of Captagon wore off, and then interrogation would become easier.”
 

Captagon started to be used medically in the 1960s. The drug was used in treating hyperactivity, sleep disorders, and depression. Due to the potency and addictiveness of Captagon, a ban was placed on it only 20 years later. In the United States, Captagon is considered a Schedule I drug.

 

Masood Karimipour, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime regional representative, spoke with Voice Of America about the Syrian drug.

 

“Syria is a tremendous problem in that it’s a collapsed security sector, because of its porous borders, because of the presence of so many criminal elements and organized networks. There’s a great deal of trafficking being done of all sorts of illicit goods — guns, drugs, money, people. But what is being manufactured there and who is doing the manufacturing, that’s not something we have visibility into from a distance.”
 

The illegal drug trade, specifically, Captagon, has enabled millions of dollars to be brought into Syria. The money from the illegal drug business has allowed Syrian fighters to get access to better weapons. Turkey has put a dent in the Captagon trade. On the border of Turkey and Syria, Turkey officials were able to obtain 11 million tablets of Captagon. The 10.9 million tablets hold a value of between $55 million and $220 million. The 10.9 million tablets were confiscated in two different raids. In the first raid, Turkey was able to capture 7.3 million tablets while Turkey captured 3.6 million tablets in the second raid. The pills were going to be smuggled out to the countries in the Persian Gulf.

 

Even though the drug is becoming popular among Syrian fighters, Saudi Arabia is still the main importer. According to Reuters, seven tons of Captagon were imported into Saudi Arabia in 2010. It is said that up to 50,000 Saudis end up in drug treatment each year from the use of Captagon.

 

Is this Syrian war drug going to become a bigger problem in the Syria conflict? With Syrian refugees flooding into Europe, will we begin to see Captagon use increase there?


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Creating ISIS and Captagon

John R. Houk

Hat Tip: Tony Newbill

November 23, 2015

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© November 22, 2015

 

The Media Research Center (MRC) sent an email which I presume is a paid ad for the theme is the Secure Freedom survey which I believe was initially began in September 2015. The MRC alert email was sent on November 20, 2015. Secure Freedom is a project of Center for Security Policy (CSP) which is led by Frank Gaffney.

 

Since the MRC email is probably a paid ad I suspect the original goal was to lead readers to the Secure Freedom contribution webpage. I mention this only because I am not reposting the email as a part of the Secure Freedom fund raising project, but rather to promote support for what has been dubbed American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).

 

The function of ALAC is a constitutional method to ensure the supremacy of Constitutional Law over foreign laws from foreign lands. The aim is at Islam’s Sharia Law which is a rule of law observed by Muslims and many Muslim nations which is absolutely contrary to the rule of law embodied in the U.S. Constitution.

 

An ALAC website provides a very brief summary on its How ALAC Works page:

 

… (T)he American Laws for American Courts model legislation works to safeguard our individual constitutional liberties against the infiltration and creep of foreign legal systems, such as Shariah law.

 

As you will read in another ALAC website page - WHY AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS? – You will realize nearly zero Federal ALAC statutes are a part of America’s national rule of law because there are none. However you will discover that each State in the Union has the legal constitutional authority to pass laws guaranteeing that foreign laws DO NOT override the U.S. Constitution or the constitutional law of our American union of sovereign states.

 

Here’s the excerpt:

 

American constitutional rights must be preserved in order to preserve unique American values of liberty and freedom. State legislatures have a vital role to play in preserving those constitutional rights and American values of liberty and freedom.

America has unique values of liberty which do not exist in foreign legal systems, particularly Shariah Law. Included among, but not limited to, those values and rights are:

 

  • Freedom of Religion

 

  • Freedom of Speech

 

  • Freedom of the Press

 

  • Due Process

 

  • Right to Privacy

 

  • Right to Keep and Bear Arms

 

Civil and Criminal Law Serve as the Bedrock for American Values: We are a nation of laws.

 

Unfortunately, increasingly, foreign laws and legal doctrines, including Shariah law principles, are finding their way into US court cases.

Reviews of state laws provide extensive evidence that foreign laws and legal doctrines are introduced into US state court cases, including, notably, Islamic law known as Shariah, which is used in family courts and other courts in dozens of foreign Muslim-majority nations.

These foreign laws, frequently at odds with U.S. constitutional principles of equal protection and due process, typically enter the American court system through:

 

  • Comity (mutual respect of each country’s legal system)

 

  • Choice of law issues and

 

  • Choice of forum or venue

 

Granting comity to a foreign judgment is a matter of state law, and most state and federal courts will grant comity unless the recognition of the foreign judgment would violate some important public policy of the state. This doctrine, the “Void as against Public Policy Rule,” has a long and pedigreed history.

 

Unfortunately, because state legislatures have generally not been explicit about what their public policy is relative to foreign laws, including as an example, Shariah, the courts and the parties litigating in those courts are left to their own devices – first to know what Shariah is, and second, to understand that granting comity to a Shariah judgment may be at odds with  our state and federal constitutional principles in the specific matters at issue.

The goal of the American Laws for American Courts Act is a clear and unequivocal application of what should be the goal of all state courts: No U.S. citizen or resident should be denied the liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed in our constitutional republic. 

American Laws for American Courts is needed especially to READ ENTIRETY especially the sample legislation near the end

 

I live in the state of Oklahoma. Our state passed a pre-ALAC law by a people’s initiative that specifically targeted Sharia principles as incompatible with American laws. You probably won’t be surprised that a local Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) found a Federal Judge to rule that the State passed a law by a 70% margin of the voters as unconstitutional. Oklahoma was prepared for CAIR though, the state passed an ALAC version law on April 9, 2013 which was nearly three years after Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly passed an anti-Sharia law in 2010. The State House was 85 for and 7 against while the State Senate was 40 for and a mere 3 against.

 

Nine American States have successfully passed an ALAC version of legislation:

 

Nine states—Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee—have enacted legislation regarding the application of foreign or religious law in state courts.  Eight states did so via the legislature, and Alabama enacted a measure in 2013 to change the constitution. That measure was approved by the voters in 2014.  Mississippi passed legislation in 2015. (STATE RESOURCES ON THE PROHIBITION OF THE USE OF FOREIGN OR RELIGIOUS LAW IN STATE COURTS; National Conference of State Legislatures; 4/13/2015)

 

Twenty American States have pending legislation of a version of ALAC:

 

Twenty states have introduced legislation in 2015 to restrict the use of foreign law in state courts, and Mississippi has enacted legislation on the topic in 2015.  Currently eight states have laws prohibiting the use of foreign laws in state courts.  For more information on those laws, please see NCSL’s resources on “Laws Regarding the Use of Foreign Law in State Courts.

 

2015 LEGISLATION … READ THE REST (2015 FOREIGN LAW LEGISLATION; National Conference of State Legislatures; 10/15/2015)

 

If you have been paying attention to the news lately you are aware of ISIS butchery in Syria/Iraq, ISIS terrorism on a Russian airliner, ISIS terrorism in Paris and al Qaeda related terrorism in Mali in West Africa. Immigration issues in Europe are beginning to be connected to Islamic terrorism. Also you should be aware that President Barack Hussein Obama has allowed a lot of Muslims termed as refugees who have already made the trek to ISIS. AND NOW Obama is forcing America to take on thousands of Muslim refugees from Syria – the Mordor of ISIS.

 

According to a 11/17/15 Newsmax story, Obama plans to bring Syrian refugees to the USA is highly skewed to 96% Muslims. ONLY about 3% are Christians. “Since 1991, it is estimated that over 100,000 Somali refugees have resettled to the United States.” These are some of the first Muslim refugees/immigrants to demonstrate a penchant for what politically correct pundits call radical Islam. So how does Barack Hussein Obama think that the paradigm of bringing Muslims from a radicalized area like Syria will be any different?

 

The Muslim-friendly Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) polled 900 Syrian refugees spread around Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan in 2014 and found that 13% had a favorable opinion about ISIS (11/1/15 Clarion Project story by Ryan Mauro). Before the ISIS attack on November 13 in Paris, Obama announced in September a plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. That means statistically over 1,000 may be supportive of Radical Islam. That is 1,000 potential future Islamic terrorists.

 

Check out this Obama idiocy:

 

That means that roughly 18 percent of Syria’s estimated 4 million refugees are Christians. So why have only less than 3 percent of the 2,184 Syrian refugees resettled in the United States from 2011 until now been Christians? (Why Are There Only 53 Christians Among America’s 2,184 Syrian Refugees? Morgan Lee; Christianity Today; 11/20/15)

 

At least 32 States are rejecting Obama Syrian refugee plan. This in spite of most Left Stream Media throwing support behind Obama’s resettlement program y propaganda by using Leftist social justice guilt on Americans that welcoming immigrants is part and parcel of American values as a melting pot.

 

Look at America’s history from colonial days through nationhood: From where do an overwhelming majority of our melting pot Americans come from? That would be some form of Christianity (Protestant, Catholic or Eastern Rite). And the minority of non-Christian immigrants: All conformed to Western ideals embodied in the U.S. Constitution via assimilation.

 

Do Muslims assimilate? MOST do not. Especially the less educated refugee type of Muslims devoted to Islamic Sharia Law.

 

So is it actually a travesty of American values if most Americans reject the concept of accommodating Muslim refugees? I say it is more of a travesty to bring non-conforming Muslims into an American culture that stands for everything Islam IS NOT.

 

VIDEO: Obama: Call for only Christian refugees "offensive and contrary to American values" (2:50 mark)

 

Published by CBS News

Nov 18, 2015

 

During a press conference in Manila, President Obama chastises the GOP and their ensuing rhetoric over Syrian refugees as a "potent recruitment tool for ISIL"

 

Obama and his Leftist cadres have a closer affinity to self-destructive Leftist values than toward traditional American values.

 

Thank God Almighty for the Governors that know the difference between Leftist values and American values.

 

Map of States not wanting Syrian Refugees

 

Just like the existence of sanctuary cities as safe havens for illegal immigrants, there are American cities promoting the acceptance of Syrian Refugees even in States against refugee accommodation.

 

Map- Mayors favoring Syrian Refugees

 

As long as a Leftist agenda is successful in bringing counter-culture Muslims to America, Americans must protect and ensure that our American Constitutional Liberties are protected from Multicultural concepts of accommodating Muslims who desire Sharia even though it is contrary to the U.S. Constitution.

 

JRH 11/22/15

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Shariah or the U.S. Constitution?

 

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Sent: 11/20/2015 6:45 AM

 

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Should Islam’s Supremacist Shariah Be Allowed to Transform America?

 

Fellow American,

Your answers are urgently needed on our National Citizen Opinion Survey about the growing foothold Islamic supremacists and their agenda for dominating the world known as Shariah are achieving in America.

 

Photo Sharia Law in USA

 

Alarmingly, those who believe Islam and its repressive anti-Constitutional Shariah must rule the whole world, are making serious inroads in towns and cities right here in America - sometimes with our own tax dollars!

What's more, the followers of Islam's Shariah are not simply believers in a "religion." Instead, they are waging jihad (holy war) - in one form or another - to force the whole world to submit to their dictates, non-Muslim and Muslim alike . . .

. . . even coercing or forcing what we would consider to be "the good Muslims" to join them in conforming to Shariah.

And with illegal and legal Muslim immigration in America growing at record rates, Shariah-adherent immigrants are challenging the Judeo-Christian foundation of our U.S. Constitution, our culture and values - often in ways unknown to most Americans.

Worse yet, Islamic leaders are cleverly using ... READ THE REST at SlantRight 2.0

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In America when a person calls another a Judas, that person is considered a once trusted person who has betrayed that trust. The term comes from the Apostle Judas Iscariot that betrayed Jesus the Son of God to the greedy for power running the Jewish Sanhedrin. (Just for clarification – this is NOT a blame-the-Jews moment but rather a blame those greedy for power moment.)

 

Christian Pakistanis are desperate to find a political leader that works to increase the civil rights of Christians and take a stand against the Muslim vicious persecution of Christians. You would think Christian Pakistanis would find trusted leadership among their better-off fellow Christians, right? Shamim Masih writes about the reality that way too many Christians in leadership positions and Ministry/Clergy positions are more concerned about protecting their privileged station in Pakistan rather than looking out for the interests of the poorer Christians experiencing the havoc of Islamic Supremacism that denigrates Christian Pakistanis.

 

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JRH 11/20/15

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Forced Conversion

Fighting with Words against Judas Iscariots of Today

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent 11/20/2015 2:10 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: A few days back, I saw a tent outside the National Press Club, Islamabad. There a Christian couple with children has converted to Islam and was looking for financial help. The newly converted Muslim family has posted a written request that asked help from the President of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chief Justice of Pakistan and Malik Riaz (a real estate tycoon [Express Tribune]). This is not the first time that such an incident happened, earlier many families have displaced the same banners and many of my colleagues are a witness to it.

 

Though the data is not available, but I guess around 95% Pakistani Christians are living under or below the poverty line and situations much worse in remote areas as Christians are living in bounded slavery. Long ago before Indo-Pak partition, when missionaries came here and preached Christianity, a majority from poor class converted to Christianity. Certainly it happened due to the love and economic support by the missionaries. Missionaries established educational institutions and health care centers in this region.

 

When Pakistan came into being in 1947, history is witness to it that there were some Christians sitting on the top most positions in different sectors. But as soon as the real ideology was grabbed by Liaqat Ali Khan [Wikipedia] after the death [Dawn and Hamari Web] of the founder of the nation - Mohammad Ali Jinnah - Pakistan became the Islamic Republic [Friday Times] of Pakistan in 1956 [Calgary Centre for Global Community]. On 12 March, 1949, the second constituent assembly of Pakistan passed the objective resolution [Speech of Liaquat Ali Khan on the Objectives Resolution March 9 1949Scribd.] which was proposed by the first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, proclaiming that the future constitution of Pakistan would not be modeled entirely on a European pattern, but on the ideology and democratic faith of Islam. The promulgation of the constitution in 1956 led to Pakistan declaring itself an Islamic Republic (official name) with the adoption of parliamentary democratic system of government. The resignation letter [Wikipedia and Marvisirmed.com] of Jogendra Nath Mandal [The News on Sunday] in October 1950 clearly showed the hypocrisy of the Muslim leadership.  

 

Missionaries established educational institutions to educate children from the lower class and hospitals for public care but after the mass exodus of missionaries from Pakistan, the sitting Christian leadership didn’t follow the same rules. Later when Zulifqar Ali Bhutto became the prime minister of Pakistan, he nationalized Christian institutions thus this chapter was closed. Since then neither clergy nor political leadership ever planned for the economic development of the Christians. Instead clergy remain busy in selling church properties and political leadership remains disloyal with the community [Christian Times and Religion-Online.org]. In the first week of November 2015, in the village of Punjab province, Chack number 228, (around 50 km away from the Faisalabad) an eight year old Christian girl was beaten [Breitbart] and locked in her school washroom by her head teacher for daring to use toilet meant for Muslim girls only.

 

In the recent few weeks dozens of Christian girls were kidnapped/rapped and forced to conversion [Pakistan Christian Post, CrossMap.com and News.va]. The head teacher in a village 30 kilometer away from the Punjab capital was brutally beaten up due to his faith by his subordinate. Still Pakistani leadership says that there is no discrimination and minorities are enjoying full rights in Pakistan. This is all due to the poor performance of the Christian leadership; and Pakistani Christians are still facing many problems. But the [Christian] clergy is busy in making money.

 

Secondly since the government of Pakistan has adopted joint electoral system for minorities of the country the local community is divided into different groups - a divide and rule policy being adopted. The PML-N present ruling party, in Punjab has not been able to provide protection to Christians, instead the rulers’ attitude towards Christian is discriminatory. Since the twin churches bomb blast in Youhanabad [HERE and HERE], many Christians are still in the prisons [Pakistan2days]. Dozens of the families are suffering due to the arrests of their family heads. [The is the case even] Though the government has not been able to prove its allegations against them and therefore inmates and their families are suffering. In this incident, one Christian parliamentarian has reportedly betrayed the community and had shown his loyalty with his party. The same has been happening for the last decade.

 

Christians of Pakistan need better leadership and unity at the local level. There are people with potential to do something but they don’t have resources. But there are people, with no vision but resources, they are wasting them and have set their priorities. Education, economic uplift programs need to adopted. And to discourage the hypocrites and self-centered personals.

 

There are also some so-called leaders among Pakistani Christians that mislead the world and present a cool and calm situation in Pakistan for Pakistani Christians. Most recently one religious leader and so-called political leader has attended and presented a report and denied any oppression or persecution of religious minorities by the government and local people [Pakistan Christian Post]. This type of people are betrayers and have sold out our nation, they do not want anyone to expose them. These are the Judas Iscariots of today and we need to stand against them. But I believe that youngsters of [our] nation have realized [that many Christian leaders are corrupt] and will reject them and will stand with truth and right.  

 

The European Union has taken in millions refugees from Syria, Egypt and other countries of the Middle East. Now extremists among those refugees are reportedly involved in creating disturbance in the EU [Express and WSJ] and UK. The EU and UNHCR are very open about [Muslim] refugees from the Middle East. Yet these EU countries always discourage Pakistani Christians. And [these EU leaders are] taking measures against Christian asylum seekers from Pakistan. As a Pakistani Christian, I urge Pakistani Christians to stand together and join hands together against the crooked and self-centered so-called [Christian] leadership. 

 

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Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

 

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Edited by John R. Houk

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November 18 2015 4 18 /11 /November /2015 14:59

 

Paul Sutliff writing for the People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) tells us why we should identify the terrorism committed by Muslims should be designated as Islamic Terrorism.

 

JRH 11/18/15

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Commander-In-Chiefs Who Refuse to Identify the Enemy

 

By PAUL SUTLIFF

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 

People’s Pundit Daily

 

Presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (socialist) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the second Democratic debate, left, and President Barack Obama during a press conference at the G-20 Summit in Turkey. (Photos: Reuters)

 

In today’s topsy-turvy world, down means up, bad means good and, the term “Islamic terrorist” is not permitted in public policy conversation. Search the American press releases for the two words together from major media outlets. You will only find the recent challenge to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to put the two words together.

 

Neither Hillary nor Obama will allow this concept to be communicated to the public. Hillary did say instead that we are fighting against “jihadis” but flat out refused to state it was a battle against “Islamic terrorism.”

 

Is this semantics?

 

No, it is a propaganda machine for creating a vacuum effect that removes the “who factor” of just who it is we are at war against. For too long a battle has been waged, with the refusal to acknowledge who it is we are fighting against. This is not solely an Obama problem. It is first and foremost a military problem that has continued through two administrations!

 

The President of the United States holds the title of Commander-in-Chief (CIC). He is the true head of our military. No one else bears the responsibility. No blame can be placed on generals or admirals, for it is their duty to follow the orders of their commander. It is the CIC alone who has the responsibility of identifying the enemy and he alone who issues orders regarding military actions against foreign entities.

 

Generals, admirals and lower-ranking officers may be the ones on the front lines, but they ultimately receive their orders from the commander-in-chief.

 

What kind of war would have been fought in World War II if we refused to say that the enemy was “Nazi Germany” and instead said, “The enemy is only a few German people, but not all Germans are the problem.”

 

Today America’s enemy stands unidentified!

 

This enemy is guilty of the following attacks on America, but is not identified by the Obama administration nor will it be identified by any of the presidential contenders from the Democratic Party.

 

  1. Feb. 26, 1993 New York City a bomb exploded in the basement garage of the World Trade Center, killing 6 and injuring at least 1,040 others.

 

  1. Nov. 13, 1995 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a car bomb exploded at U.S. military headquarters, killing 5 U.S. marines.

 

  1. June 25, 1996 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged members of Islamic militant group Hezbollah, were indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001

 

  1. Aug. 7, 1998 Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously near 2 U.S. embassies, killing 224 (213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania) and injuring about 4,500.

 

  1. Oct. 12, 2000 Aden, Yemen: The USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer is heavily damaged when a small boat loaded with explosives blew up alongside it. 17 US Navy personnel were killed.

 

  1. Sept. 11, 2001 New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa.hijackers crashed 2 commercial jets into the twin towers of World Trade Center; 2 more hijacked jets were crashed into the Pentagon and a field in rural Pa. Total dead and missing numbered 2,992.

 

  1. June 14, 2002 Karachi, Pakistan: a bomb exploded outside American consulate killing 12.

 

  1. May 12, 2003 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers killed 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners.

 

  1. June 11–19, 2004 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists kidnap and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other Americans and BBC cameraman were killed by gun attacks.

 

10)Dec. 6, 2004 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists stormed the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees…

 

11)Nov. 9, 2005 Amman, Jordan: suicide bombers attacked 3 American hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan, killing 57.

 

12)Sept. 13, 2006 Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman on the American embassy is foiled.

 

13)Jan. 12, 2007 Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.

 

14)Sept. 16, 2008 Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians.

 

15)June 1, 2009 Little Rock, Arkansas: Abdulhakim Muhammed, a Muslim convert from Memphis, Tennessee, is charged with shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting center. One is killed and the other is wounded.

 

16)Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Drum, Texas: Major Nidal Hasan, goes on a rampage killing 13 and injuring 30.

 

17)Dec. 25, 2009: A Nigerian man on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit attempted to ignite an explosive device hidden in his underwear. The explosive device that failed to detonate was a mixture of powder and liquid that did not alert security personnel in the airport

 

18)May 1, 2010 New York City: a car bomb is discovered in Times Square, New York City after smoke is seen coming from a vehicle. The bomb was ignited, but failed to detonate and was disarmed before it could cause any harm. Times Square was evacuated as a safety precaution.

 

19)Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi, Libya: militants armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades fire upon the American consulate, killing U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other embassy officials.

 

20)April 15, 2013 Boston, Mass.: multiple bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Two bombs go off around 2:50 in the afternoon as runners finish the race. Three people are killed. One is an eight year old boy. More than 260 people are injured.

 

21)July 16, 2015 Chattanooga, Tenn: 4 US Marines killed after a terrorist attacked two recruiting stations.

 

(Source: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001454.html)

 

While many of the events listed above had groups or persons identified as committing the terrorist act, no general identifying group of persons is identified. This is a statement that in the 21 events listed above, no commonality exists among the actors of these terrorist deeds.

 

Is this true, or has the American people been lied to by their commander-in-chiefs? Yes, as in plural. The timeline includes the leadership of not two but three U.S. presidents. Each of them failed to identify that there exists a common thread amongst all 21 acts, which is by no means a complete list. That commonality is persons who want Islamic law to rule the world. Thus, there exists a need to identify the enemy as being Islamist terrorists.

 

Islamists are those who want every single person on the planet to submit to the rule of sharia–Islamic law. However, if this simple identifier was used today, it would require several federal agencies to take action:

 

  1. The Muslim Brotherhood would be identified as a terrorist group. Any and all of its entities in the U.S. would be closed and their officers considered for revocation of citizenship and deportation.

 

  1. All persons entering the U.S., including those planning on becoming citizens, those classified as refugees or classified as other, would have to declare: “I do not believe sharia should be applied to those who are non-Muslim.” Persons refusing to state this would be refused entry.

 

  1. Those in this country who have made public statements of supremacy of sharia or Islamic law over the U.S. Constitution could have their citizenship revoked.

 

  1. All federal funding to sources that currently subscribe to this belief would be cut off. Currently, several federal agencies provide financial support both here in the U.S. and abroad to persons and groups that promote the teaching of sharia.

 

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November 17 2015 3 17 /11 /November /2015 15:57

 

Justin does a brief run down on the Islamic terrorists in France through the morning of the 16th.

 

JRH 11/17/15

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Paris: In the Shadow of Terrorism

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 11/16/2015 12:23 PM

 

I bowed my head in silent prayer when the first reports of another terrorist attack in Paris started trickling across numerous news feeds, like BFM-TV, BBC and the Independent. And today, millions of Americans and the people of Europe are continuing their prayers and support for the victims __ those wounded and murdered __ and their families, with their lives torn asunder by these evil, abominable, horrific and inhuman attacks.

On Friday the 13th 2015, reports started simply as "gunfire reported," but once report of two explosions at Stade de France arrived, news agencies realized a full blown terrorist attack was underway. AK-47 gunfire erupted at 9:25 pm (2:25 pm CST) at Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding 18 more; but, the first of seven coordinated terror attacks in Paris suburbs, throughout the 10th and 11th Arrondissements (Districts), Boulevard Charonne, Boulevard Voltaire, Rue de Fontaine au Roi, the Louvre Museum and several others, began when a suicide bomber, now known to have made his way to Paris posing as a Syrian refugee, detonated his explosives outside the stadium at 9:20 pm.

Ten months after the 'Charlie Hebdo' attack, the chaos and horror, of the deadliest attack in France since WWII and the deadliest attack in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombing, is seen in the timeline of the reports and the speed of the murderous rampage, after four terrorists burst through the doors of the Bataclan Concert Hall and took control of the crowd watching 'Eagles of Death Metal', a California band. From 4:03 pm CST, the tragedy leaped from BBC's report of "16 killed and 100 held hostage" to Reuters' report at 4:20 pm CST of 40 dead, 60 wounded and 100 held hostage.

In the aftermath and with vigils being held from London's Trafalgar Square to France's Arc de Triomphe, we now know that 89 of the 132 murdered victims were executed one by one in the concert hall, as the terrorists shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "Syria." Some people hid in the stairwells, one pregnant woman dropped from a second story window and others escaped, like Ginnie Watson, from fire exits. The terrorists did not detonate their suicide bombs until French special forces units stormed the building at 5:25 pm CST (Telegraph). Three more people have since died from their injuries on Sunday November 15th. Ninety were critically injured with 42 still in intensive care, and in total, 352 people were hospitalized.

Louise Dewast, ABC Paris editor, reported hearing "12 loud bangs" as special forces stormed Bataclan. Some of those "bangs" were police concussion grenades and three were the terrorists' bombs.

BFM-TV's live pictures illustrated the true horror that was taking place across Paris. Bodies were laying on the sidewalk outside the Petit Cambodge Restaurant. Some of the dead were found in the alley behind Bataclan Concert Hall, having tried to escape as they were being gunned down. And there were police, fire and emergency vehicles and ambulances lining the streets for hundreds of yards, as onlookers shook with fear and grief and anger

By all eyewitnesses' accounts, the terrorists were well trained, firing and emptying their ammo clips rapidly and reloading quickly numerous times. Government officials and intelligence officers everywhere have stated that making the bombs completely undetected and coordinating multiple attacks by three terrorist teams takes a significant level of sophistication.

Near midnight in France, President Francois Hollande was visibly shaken, as he addressed his countrymen and declared a national state of emergency. He had been attending the soccer game between Germany and France inside the Stade de France, when one of the terrorists detonated his bomb. As the seriousness of the attacks became even more evident, President Hollande also ordered France's borders closed and the deployment of 1500 French soldiers to secure Paris's perimeter: A hunt was on for accomplices and cars utilized in this heinous attack.

Standing in front of Bataclan (7:30 pm CST), President Francois Hollande exclaimed, "We are going to fight, and our fight will be merciless ...”

Soon after the initial attacks were reported to have ended by BFM-TV around 5:50 pm CST, messages from world leaders started arriving in France:

Prime Minister David Cameron expressed shock and concluded with, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Paris tonight. I will do whatever I can to help."

President Obama, who had just declared that "ISIS is contained" less than 24 hours earlier, stated, in part, "once again we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians ... This is an attack on humanity and the universal values that we share."

Jans Soltenberg, NATO Secretary General, stated -- "I am deeply shocked by the horrific terrorist attacks across Paris tonight. We stand strong and united in the fight against terrorism. Terrorism will never defeat democracy."

By Sunday, French, Serbian and Greek officials had confirmed that two of the terrorists had traveled from Syria in March and two more in May. One of the stadium bombers was using a Syrian passport in the name of Ahmad Almomohammad that had been used on the Greek island of Leros on October 3rd. Three French nationals were part of the plot, along with one female suicide bomber.

As the attacks were unfolding, James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA, told BBC that the flood of refugees from Syria have made something of this nature much easier to stage and carry out. He concluded, "We [the U.S.] may have to fight this war and fight it much more thoroughly than anyone is right now."

The AP in Iraq reported that intelligence groups were warned days in advance, and the Islamic State had sent messages through social media giving their blessing to the mission, hinting at the attack 72 hours prior. It is also known that French authorities knew five years ago that one of the terrorists in Friday's attack, Imael Mostafa Mostefai, a French citizen, had terror ties.

Thankfully, German officials arrested a 51 year old Muslim man with ten automatic weapons and explosives on November 5th near the Austrian border. He was headed for Paris, and he is now being held in Berlin in connection with the Paris attacks.

Wasn't this information shared across the European Union and in the United States, so security in the free world could be placed on heightened alert?

Why wasn't France's security level at "severe", which indicates a high likelihood of an attack?

Now an eighth terrorist -- 26 year old, Belgium born, Salah Abdeslam -- is on the run (at this writing) although a police siege was carried out around 8:00 am CST in Molenbeek, Belgium, because police mistakenly thought they had him cornered; Brahim Abdeslam, his brother, and six other terrorists killed themselves the night of the attacks. Unrecognized at the time, Salah actually managed to slip through one checkpoint on Saturday near the Belgium border. Also, Mohammed Abdeslam, another brother, and several family members have been arrested in Brussels.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Intelligence officials have named Abdelhammad Abaaoud as the suspected mastermind; Ahmed Almohammad and Sami Amimour are named as two of the bombers. The Islamic State also warns that other nations conducting airstrikes in Syria can expect the same sort of attacks.

One hundred sixty-eight raids were conducted late last night (the 15th) and early Monday morning in Paris, Calaise, Lyon and on the Belgian border. Twenty-three arrests have been made, with 104 more under house arrest, as more rifles and rocket launchers have been found. And a Belgian police operation is also ongoing in Molenbeek, a Brussels suburb.

Saturday, a Frenchman wheeled a piano to the Bataclan and started playing John Lennon's 'Imagine'. The West Point football team waved the French flag, and from New York to Sydney to London, national buildings like the World Trade Center, the Tower Bridge and Belfast City Hall were lit in France's red, white and blue colors to show unity with France and many nations' heartfelt sympathy and sorrow for the victims and their families.

As the Bells of Notre Dame ring out this morning (the 16th), we pray and we prepare for war. We stand in the shadow of the attacks on France and we stand on the ramparts, as we defend freedom and liberty against the islamofascists of the world. We hear the words of "La Marseillaise", the French national anthem, sung loudly and proudly today across France and those nations standing united with her, and we have come to understand that the spirit of humanity and God is greater than any terrorist act or group of terrorists can ever be.

 

By Justin O Smith
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Editing by John R. Houk

 

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